My favorite Holiday Stamp set

Stampin' Up! Winter WoodsToday I am sharing a card made with the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods stamp set; my new favorite stamp set from the Holiday catalog.   I love the variety of this stamp set and coordinating thinlits that let you make a 3D tree.  I also love the variety of the trees that are available with this set.  The birch trees are absolutely beautiful and the line of trees give you a lot of options for fall and winter cards.
  






One of my favorite color combinations for any card is all white or vanilla with a pop of color.   For this card, I stamped the tree with versamark ink and used Iredescent Ice Embossing powder to add a little glitz to the tree.  It is hard to see in the picture but the tree has a nice shimmer to it from the embossing powder. NOTE: is retired but you could also use a little of the white shimmer paste to add a “snow” look to the branches of the tree.

What I love about the thinlits that go with this set is the dimension that you can get by layering two trees together.  After cutting the second tree, bend the branches out and use mini dimensionals to put the two trees together.

The card base is Whisper white cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2“, scored at 4 1/4”.  Next is a piece of Real Red cardstock cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8“.  Next a piece of Gray Granite that is cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Last is a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″.

The birch trees are stamped across the background of the white card stock with Sahara sand ink.  I added a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper cut with the sloping thinlit that is part of the this set to represent snow.  Then I added the tree to the card with dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set with Real Red ink on the upper right of the card.

And last but not least I added some of the Red Rhinestones to the tree and on the sentiment.

Which stamp set is your favorite for this Holiday Season??

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Handmade Holiday card


I'll Be Home Holiday Card
Today I am sharing a Handmade Holiday card that I made using the Stampin' Up! I'll be Home stamp set.

I love the beautiful house in this stamp set and actually felt guilty cutting it into a circle for this card.  But I really like the layout of this card and the combination of the colors of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.

So for this card I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" for the card base.  The next layer is a piece of the Gray Granite cardstock cut to 5 1/4" x 4".  The third layer is a piece of the white & gray plaid from the Festive Farmhouse Designer paper cut to 3 3/4" x 5".  Then a 3 3/4" x 1 3/4" piece of the Red plaid design is layered over this.

I stamped the house with Basic Gray ink on a piece of whisper white cardstock and colored the house with the Stampin' Blends Markers.  I added a touch of Wink of Stella glitz to the wreaths and the bows over the wi
ndows of the house.

I cut out the house image with a large Circle framelit from the Layering Circle framelit collection.  I then cut out a little larger circle from a piece of gray granite cardstock.  These were layered onto a scalloped circle cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  

I love decorating the inside of the card too.  I used a piece of the Farmhouse Designer paper along the inside bottom of the card.

I used a piece of the Merlot and Tranquil Tide Glimmer paper from the Holiday catalog to cut out the Happy Holidays using the Merry Christmas Thinlits dies.

These are the products that I used today.
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Which of the Holiday Stamp sets is your favorite?  I still haven't decided!

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Merry Little Christmas Handmade Card

Today I am sharing one of the handmade Christmas card that I made using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! for a swap in Salt Lake City at OnStage.  This handmade Christmas card is a center step fold card.

I love the elegant look of this Black and White Card for Christmas. This is most definitely a step out of the box for me with a handmade Christmas Card!  

Here are the details of this card!
Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.
See below for a diagram for cutting the sides and the steps on the card. 

Warning – I had to cut this pattern a couple of times to get it right.  Then I would mark a piece and keep it as a pattern for the future!







1.  Score the cardstock at 4 1/2" and at 10".
2.  At the 9" mark - score in on each side 1".  To do this you will want to use the clear ruler that is on the top of your paper cutter.  Score into 1" and then raise the ruler and move the scoring blade to the 3 1/4" mark on the top ruler. Score to the other edge.
3.  Next at the 5 1/2" mark, raise the ruler and move your scoring blade in to the 1" mark on the top clear ruler and score to the 3 1/4" mark.
4.  Next Turn your cardstock and line up the side at the 1" mark.  Raise the clear ruler and cut in 1" from the edge of the score line at the 4 1/2" mark to the edge of the score line at the 10" mark.  Flip the cardstock and repeat on the other side.
Fold along the score lines.  You finished piece will look like this:



Now the fun part!  Time to decorate!

The two Side panels are 1" x 4 1/2".  So I cut a layer of Basic Black cardstock to 7/8" x 4 3/8" and a piece of the the Merry Little Christmas DSP to 3/4" x 4 1/4".

The Center panel is 2 1/4" x 4 1/2".  The Basic Black layer is 2 1/8" x 4 3/8" and the DSP is 2" x 4 1/4".  The front is 1" x 4 1/4".  The Basic Black layer is 7/8" x 4 1/8" with a 4" x 3/4" layer of Whisper White and a 5/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Black DSP.

The "Let it Snow" is stamped with the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  I used Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White cardstock.  This is layered onto a label cut using the punch on a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  This label is layered on a piece of the Silver Glimmer paper cut from a medium die using the Lots of Label Framelits.

Last I cut the trees from Silver Glimmer paper using the Card Front Builder dies.  The deer is cut from a scrap of soft suede cardstock.

That's it!  A stunning WOW handmade Christmas Card.   Here are the products that were used to make this card:

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