Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! For my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon, I made a fun fold Christmas card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle. It’s a simple Z-Fold card with panels made from the Scalloped Contours dies. The Sweetest Christmas designer series paper was used for the background and I used the dies to create my ornaments and Christmas Tree branch! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered the striped Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front and back panels of the Real Red card base and the Garden Green panel to the middle section. I cut two scalloped rectangles using the second largest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours dies from Basic White card stock. I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Real Red ink in the lower right corner of the front panel and in the center of the inside panel.

I adhered the front panel to the short striped DSP front part of the card base with Tear & Tape adhesive. I used liquid glue to adhere the inside panel, lining it up with the top panel so it’s hidden when the card is closed. I cut the large branch from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle from Garden Green card card stock and adhered it to the card front with small dots of liquid glue. I put adhesive sheets on the back of Brushed Gold foil before die cutting the two ornaments. I pulled off the adhesive sheet backing and adhered the ornaments to the card.

I put adhesive sheets on the back of the Real Red Glimmer paper and cut two bow ornament hangers. I peeled off the backing and adhered the hangers to the card front. I trimmed the bottoms of the hangers as need so they would land in the the top of the ornaments. I finished the card with rhinestone gems, a large one next to the front sentiment and smaller ones in the Christmas Tree branches.

The Z-Fold card is really pretty when opened! Instead of putting a panel on the right, you can also put the ‘writing’ part of the card on the center panel and extend the front design to the back panel! It’s pretty versatile in addition to being simple to make.

The Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle reminds me of vintage glass Christmas Tree ornaments from the Sixties. And the lines of the die cut ornaments have a modern feel that was also popular during that time. I hope you enjoy playing with this bundle as much as I do!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

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Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″ for mountain and valley fold
  • Garden Green – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (pine branch die cut)
  • Brushed Gold Foil – 2″ x 3″ (ornament die cuts)
  • Real Red 6″ x 6″ Glimmer – 2″ x 1-3/4″ (ornament hangers)
  • Basic White – two 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panels (inside and front scalloped rectangle die cuts)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), two 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ strips (front flap and middle section)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness Christmas Card

Good Morning! I have had no ideas for Christmas cards, so I cased today’s card from the new July-December Mini Catalog using the new Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness bundle. It was fun to play with new products and this is a neat bundle with a modern take on Christmas ornaments and tree boughs. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And the catalog card was similar to the sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #545, so I made adaptations to match the sketch here:

But I just noticed that my sentiment is in the wrong place! Ugh!! Oh Well, that’s what the week’s been like. Check out the cards that are entered in this challenge anyway because this sketch is really nice and the cards are pretty.

I started by adhering a panel of the pretty Snowflake Specialty Vellum to a Granny Apple Green card base. This vellum is the perfect background for any snowy scene you want make because the snowflakes are flocked!! it’s so pretty. I used liquid glue behind the panels and behind the larger snowflakes on the exposed left side. Then I stamped the Basic White panels with the bough stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Boughs of Happiness photopolymer stamp set. I used Garden Green for the line images and stamped off Granny Apple Green for the lighter backgrounds.

I adhered the stamped bough panels to the card front with Stampin’ Seal, using a lot to make sure the panels adhered to the flocked background. I stamped the ornaments from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Versamark ink, sprinkled them with Gold embossing powder and heat set them with my heat tool until they were shiny. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the filler stamps over the ornaments in Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and stamped off Tahitian Tide, and wiped the ink off the embossing with a tissue. Then I did the round ornament again and fussy cut the middle circle and adhered it with liquid glue so it would have a white background (I should have masked it off before stamping the Tahitian Tide – next time!).

I adhered the ornaments to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Versamark ink on Granny Apple Green card stock. I sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny and punched it out with the Label Me Fancy punch. I made a loopy bow from gold trim and adhered it to the back and popped the label on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with sparkle gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I stamped boughs around the corners in Garden Green and stamped off Granny Apple Green like the front and added an ornament in Tahitian Tide.

That’s my second Christmas card for the season!! I’m happy to have played with the Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness bundle – it’s a really nice set! It’s got both ornaments and boughs and you have die cut versions as well as stamped versions, so it’s really versatile. Plus you’ve got inside and outside holiday sentiments in that fun casual font. And don’t forget that flocked snow fall vellum – I’ll definitely be using it again.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Granny Apple Green – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), (3) 1-1/2″ x 3″ panels (stamped boughs), 1″ x 3″ (long ornament), (2) 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (shorter ornaments)
  • Snowflake Specialty Vellum – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: