Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Christmas Card Video Tutorial For World Cardmaking Day

Good Morning! Yesterday was World Card Making Day and the Inkin’ Krew had a special Facebook event to celebrate. Several members from out team went live throughout the day making cards, many with Christmas cards so it was full of wonderful inspiration, and I have filled up my shopping list again! Anyway, my card was a Christmas card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel so you can view it there if you didn’t get to join the Facebook Event group:

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow on Thick Basic White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat. Note that this is one of the embossing folders that shrinks the paper a little, so cut the panel about 1/16″ longer before embossing, or emboss a larger panel and cut it down to size after embossing. I adhered the layered embossed panel to a Blushing Bride card front with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a dark silver foil mat – I love this pack of silver foil!! I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the tree to the card front with more dimensionals. I cut another dark silver foil panel with the star from the Christmas Trimmings dies and adhered it to the tree top with a glue dot and decorated the tree with 2021-2023 In color jewels.

I stamped the Joy sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Mint Macaron and trimmed the end with a fishtail from the Banners Pick A Punch. I tucked it under the tree, adhering it with glue dots and finished it with a pink jewel. I made a bow with the Blushing Bride ribbon and adhered it under the tree with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in stamped off Mossy Meadow and stamped the decorations over the tree in Polished Pink. I stamped the sentiment in Polished Pink next to the tree and trimmed the bottom of the panel with Whimsy and Wonder DSP. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and the Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper are absolutely beautiful! The colors are so fresh and fun, and every card is gorgeous!


Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card with the Love of Leaves stamp set and the Stitched Leaves dies. Look forward to seeing you then!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini 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:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Thick Basic White – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut tree)
  • Mint Macaron – 5/8″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front embossed panel after embossing), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Silver Foil – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star), 2-5/16″ x 3-11/16″ (DSP mat)
  • Whimsy and Wonder specialty DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Christmas Card

Happy Wednesday! Did you realize that it’s four months until Christmas? I have about 50 Christmas cards to make and I have barely made a dent. Today’s card should help – it’s an elegant and sparkly card made with the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and it’s pretty easy to make. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pearlescent specialty paper with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder. I love the musical theme for Christmas cards, but this embossing folder will cause a little shrinkage after embossing, so I use a paper 1/8″ longer than I need and I trim it with my paper trimmer after it’s been embossed and it fits perfect! Another thing to keep in mind is that you want to check the clefs to make sure your embossed panel isn’t upside down or backwards. After trimming it, I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Thick Very Vanilla card base. And I also heard that the music is to Joy to the World – perfect for a Christmas card!

I cut the largest tree from the Christmas Trees dies from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle from the gold metallic specialty paper. I cut two of the detailed trees, one from the Be Dazzling specialty paper, A Sale A Bration item that is free with a $50 purchase before shipping and taxes, and one from the gold Brushed Metallic foil. I adhered them to the card front with mini glue dots.

I cut a short length of Cherry Cobbler and gold metallic ribbon, tied a knot and trimmed the ends, and adhered it to the bottom of the card with glue dots. I finished the front with three gold glitter dots.


For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I cut a small tree from Be Dazzling specialty paper and adhered it next to the sentiment and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The dies from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle have a wild, freeform feel that is especially elegant with shiny foils and specialty papers. The three different texture shiny papers go well together and are great paired with the Pearlescent paper background. And it is so quick and easy to make!


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Check Out The Krew Event – August 29!

Ever thought about joining as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator but have questions about it?  Our team is hosting a fun virtual event to answer all of your questions about joining and to introduce you to our team!

  • The event will be held mostly on Facebook and we’ll be setting up a group page that you’ll be able to join beginning August 28.
  • The event will “officially” run from 4-8 PM ET on the 29th on Facebook.
  • We will also be hosting a virtual meet & greet video conference via Zoom Meeting from 7-8 PM ET on August 29 to answer questions and to say hello.  So for those not on Facebook, you’ll also have an opportunity to join us!

Drop me an email at apsudano@stampiininthemeadows.com if you’d like more details or if you’d like me to email you the link to the Facebook group or Zoom meeting once they’re open on August 28.  Hope to see you at our event!


Current Host Code: N3VHEQAX

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pearlescent Specialty paper – 4″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed background)
  • Brushed Metallic Foil – 2″ x 4″ (die cut tree)
  • Gold and Rose gold Metallic Specialty – 2-1/4″ x 5″ (die cut tree)
  • Be Dazzling Specialty – 2″ x 4″ (die cut tree), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (inside tree)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4 panel (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s unique Christmas Card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp bundle and the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I embossed a panel of Mint Macaron with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Mint Macaron card base. I adhered a panel of Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper to a Mint Macaron mat so that the top edges lined up. I wrapped a length of silver cord around the panel and made a loopy bow, securing it with a glue dot.

I stamped a panel of Mint Macaron with the large tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled the tree with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and then cut the tree out with the coordinating die from the Christmas Trees dies. I decorated the tree with silver diamond epoxy shapes and adhered it to the card front with dimensonals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Versamark ink on Mint Macaron. This time I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder, shook off the excess and heat set it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with my favorite Messages die and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the large tree in stamped off Mint Macaron next to the sentiment. I applied some adhesive sheets to the back of silver foil and used the Christmas Tree die to cut out a silver Christmas tree. I peeled off the adhesive backing and adhered the tree to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle has beautiful artistic Christmas Trees that are perfect for modern looking Christmas Cards. The Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper is also so beautiful with iridescent silver accents and light color palette.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host stamp sets!

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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label), 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut tree), 3″ x 4-7/16″ (DSP mat)
  • Silver Foil – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut tree)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP – 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: