Holiday Catalog

Merry Patterns Christmas Stamp set

Today I am sharing a few cards that I made with the new Merry Patterns Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This set is a limited addition and is FREE until  October 31st with a $300 Hostess order.  So gather your friends and let’s plan a night of Stampin’ Fun! 

These are four cards that were inspired from the Stampin’ Up! website using the Merry Patterns stamp set and some of the Holiday paper.  I did modify them slightly.





This first card was made using the Christmas Around the World Designer series paper.  “Tis the Season” is embossed with gold embossing powder.  I embossed the card base with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.

This second card is made with the Reindeer Stamp using Soft Suede ink on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  The background paper is from the Wood Textures DSP pack.  i used a piece of the Burlap ribbon tied with a small piece of the Copper Trim.  The card base is a piece of Garden Green cardstock.

The third card is made using Real Red cardstock for the base.  I made the background on the Real Red cardstock by Stamping the Word Season in a line across the card base.   What I really like about this stamp set is the versatility of this stamp set.  The candles are a two part stamp.  That means that the outline of the candles and the patterns of the candles are two separate stamps.  This lets you use two different colors of ink to stamp the candles.  The banner in the background is cut from a piece of the Merry Music DSP.

The fourth card is also made with the candles but using the Old Olive color scheme from the Color Theory DSP stack.
The pieces under the “Merry Christmas” banner is one of the foil snowflakes from the Holiday catalog that I cut up.

I hope you have enjoyed this selection of cards today using the Merry Patterns stamp set.

Want a Stamping Class for you and your friends?  Contact me today at marilyn.sanclemente@comcast.net and we will get it scheduled so you can earn this beautiful Host Set for FREE!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code XGFXXQZR and I will share a sampler of Holiday Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 then claim your own Host benefits!  And if you order is over $300, then enjoy the new  Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE!




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The Holiday Catalog is Here!!!

Happy September!  It’s that time of year!  The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here and there are some fantastic new products for the fall and Holiday season in this Catalog!


Click HERE to view the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Also – Stampin’ Up! is offering a fantastic special between now and Oct. 31st! 


Receive the new Merry Patterns Stamp set for FREE with orders over $300!  You will LOVE this adorable set!  Watch this video to learn more and see a sneak peak of this set!


So call me today to book a Holiday party for you and your friends to make Holiday cards.  Or Host a Book Party by collecting orders from your friends.  Just give me a call and I can setup a Host Code for you!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under$150 then use the Host code XGFXXQZR and I will share a sampler of the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper with you!  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect your own Host Benefits!


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Another Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing another card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  This set will be in the upcoming Stampin ‘ Up! Holiday Catalog but is available to order early – this month!

I love this set!!  It is so versatile and has a large variety of framelits to cut out a lot of Holiday images!









So the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock  scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to make the card base.  The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Then a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The corner framelits with the poinsettias is used on the 4 corners. 

Next Stamp 4 Poinsettias with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out.  You can line them up the the larger poinsettia in the middle of the die or cut them out by hand.  These are layered on top of the center corner poinsettia.  And of course I added Rhinestone Jewels to add a little bling to the poinsettias!  Every card needs a little bling.

Last Stamp the sentiment “Deck the Halls” with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut this piece out with the large scalloped oval from Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Ovals framelits.  Cut a second larger oval from the Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Attach the sentiment to the card with dimensionals.  Stamp a Holly leaf using Cucumber Crush ink for the leaves and Cherry Cobbler ink for the berries.  Cut out with the Holly die.  Attach next to the sentiment with a glue dot!

This is one of 4 Cards that my Stamp Club members made yesterday at our monthly Stamp Club meeting.  Want card ideas in your inbox each month?  Join my stamp club and receive exclusive ideas in your email each month!  You can check out more information on my Stamp Club here.

That’s it!  A quick and easy Holiday card using the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  These are the products that were used to make this card.


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Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, then use the Hostess Code PVD3GPFP and I will share a sampler of the Be Merry Holiday Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 then keep your own hostess benefits.  I love to share Hostess benefits with my customers!

Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!






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Registration for Fall Fest full day Event & Register for Classes



I am so excited to announce the plans for our next FULL Day Crafting Retreat on Saturday October 14th!!  We have so many great things planned for the day!! 

Stamp, Scrap, Quilt – All Crafters’ are Welcome!

Event Details:
Saturday October 14th
9am to 9pm
at the Tewksbury Congregational Church
10 East Street, Tewksbury, MA

Attendees can plan on:
  • 6″ of table space available for you to work on for the day – bring your latest crafting project
  • Access to Big Shots with lots of embossing folders and dies
  • A goodie bag of items from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog including a sampler of Autumn Harvest DSP and the “At Home with You” stamp set from the new 2017-2018 catalog   
  • 4 Classes to join – everyone will learn lots of new crafting things!
  • Inspirational Display Boards – including lots of samples using your new Stamp set!
  • Games and Raffle prizes!

Proposed Schedule:
9am – Event Starts
Muffins and fruits will be available to nibble on through the morning
A hearty lunch of Mac & Cheese with a Garden Salad will be provided
Snacks available throughout the afternoon
Appetizers & Deserts available early evening

Early Bird Registration is $75 before September 8th – $85 after September 8th
Registration will close on October 9th (we need time to order supplies)

We are offering the option to purchase the Home with You framelits that match the stamp set with your registration (at a 10% discount).

You can REGISTER HERE:


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And we have 4 fantastic classes that we are offering that day!


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We had such great reviews after the first retreat – We hope that you can join us for our Fall Fest Retreat!


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Happy August! Carols of Christmas stamp set

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing the new Carols of Christmas stamp set that you can now order!  This is one of the new beautiful Holiday stamp sets that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. 

My Stamping cohort Lisa from the Stamping New England Design team made this beautiful card.

The card base is Whisper White cardstock with a layer of So Saffron Cardstock.  Next is a layer of Pacific Point cardstock that has been cut with the sky thinlits that are part of this set, so the So saffron cardstock shows thru the moon and stars…

Lisa made the snow by tearing a few scraps of Whisper White cardstock and layering them to look like snow drifts.  The trees and deer are also cut using the framelits. 

Here is a short video highlighting some of the things that you can make with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


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Carols of Christmas Handmade Card

Carols of Christmas Today I am sharing a card that one of my team members made using the new Carols of Christmas stamp set which will be available in August.  How can it almost be August??

Perfect timing for my Christmas in July Class this Friday!  I love being part of a Stamping Team.  My group, Stamping New England gets together once a month to design projects for upcoming classes.  I can’t believe the variety of ideas that two different people can design using the same cardstock and stamp set.

The Carols of Christmas stamp set is beautiful and I can already envision so many beautiful cards with it.

Carols of Christmas stamp setAnd what really makes this set special is the thinlits that are also available.  They are beautiful!
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Here are the details on this card:
The card base is made with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Dapper Denim cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.  The first layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The outline thinlit was used around the edge of this piece of cardstock.  (You will need to run this piece of cardstock thru the Big Shot twice to outline the whole layer).  I love the detailed cuttings on this thinlit..  I see some great frames for Family Christmas pictures!  Margaret used scraps of Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer paper behind the detailed cutouts along the edge of the frame.

The next layer is the gold embossed piece of Dapper Denim Designer paper that is part of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper.  This piece is cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Next is a set of pine trees cut using the pine tree thinlit with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Last is a piece of Whisper white cardstock stamped with “Peace on Earth” and Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  This sentiment is cut out with the Layering Ovals framelits.

These are the products used for this project.  The Carols of Christmas stamp set will be available to order on
August 1st (146037).
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Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.





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Seasonal Bells Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Christmas card made with the Seasonal Bells and Christmas Pines stamp sets from
StSeasonal Bellsampin’ up!.  Today’s share is inspired by this week’s Global Design Challenge which is a sketch challenge.
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This is a quick and easy handmade Christmas card made with Mint Macaron cardstock.  both the card base and the top layer are cut from Mint Macaron cardstock. 

The pine boughs are stamped with White Craft ink and embossed with White embossing powder.  The star background is stamped with Mint Macaron ink in the background.   Next “Tis the Season” message is stamped with Emerald Envy ink and cut out using a tag die from the Project LIfe Framelits set.   Next the Bells are stamped using Real Red ink on Whisper White Cardstock and punched out with the coordinating Bell punch.  I used the 1/8″ handheld circle punch to punch a hole in the top of each of the bells.  Next a piece of Real Red Baker’s Twine to tie a bow thru the two bells. bells-cu My tip for this card is to thread the Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine thru the Real Red Baker’s Twine when you tie the knot on the bells.  Then wrap a longer piece of Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine around the top layer of the card 3 times.  Attach on the back with adhesive.  Attach the card front to the Mint Macaron card base. with dimensionals.

red-bells-cu-1Last but not least I embellished the bells with small rhinestone jewels.   a Glue Dot helps to hold the bells in place.  Last is highlighting the pattern on the bells with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  This adds a nice shimmer to the detail of the bells!

Here are the products that were used to create this card.
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Ready to place an order?  I am offering a 6"x6" sampler of the new Falling In Love Designer paper from the upcoming Occasions catalog to customers that use the hostess code 7PP4ERWD.  I love to share the hostess benefits with my loyal customers!


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I hope you have enjoyed my quick and easy Christmas card today!



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Make your own Handmade Christmas Boxes

Today I am sharing a set of beautiful Handmade Christmas Boxes that one of my team members made for our Bag it, Box it and Tag it December Classes! You too can make handmade Christmas Boxes for your Holiday packages.  I love the Stamping New England Design Team!  Each month, 4 of us design 3 projects with the same Designer Paper and stamp sets so we have 12 very different projects each month!.

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These really cute little boxes are made using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and are perfect for packing cute little stocking gifts!

So to make a handmade Christmas box.  Decide what you want the finished size of the box to be.  For example:  if you want a 4″ x 6″ box that is 1″ deep, then you would:

1.  Add the Width plus the depth for 2 sides together.  So 4″ + 1″ + 1″ = 6″
2.  Do the same for the Length of the box –
6″ + 1″ + 1″= 8″
3.  This means that you would cut a box bottom that is 6″ x 8″ and a second piece the same size for the top.
4.  Score each of the four sides of the top box piece at 1″.   Cut up the score line on the long side to the intersection of the score lines.  Fold along all score lines.  Where you cut will make a tab to put the box together.  Add adhesive (I use tear & tape) to the flaps and attach to the inside of the other flaps.  This will make your box top.

box-pattern  Repeat this step for the box bottom.  However, when you score the sides, score just over 1″ – at 1 1/16th on each side.  This will make the bottom a hair smaller so the top fits over the bottom of the box.

In this example a piece of the Stampin’ Up! Candy Cane Lane Designer paper was used to make the box top and a coordinating solid color of cardstock to make the bottoms.

Stay tuned for more ideas from our Box it, Bag it and Tag it class!



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Handmade Father Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a handmade card that was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest made with the Father Christmas stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I made this card with two different color combinations and also made a slight change to the layering of the card.
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This card uses the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up!  I love the color combination of Real Red, Crumb Cake and Chocolate chip in this patterned paper and couldn’t decide which card I liked better. 

Father Christmas is stamped on a
2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock with Black Momento ink.  I used alcohol markers to color in the image.

The Whisper White piece is layered onto 2 pieces of cardstock.  One is Real Red and the second is Crumb Cake.  The layers are reversed on the two cards so the Father Christmas image pops with the pattern of the Designer Paper. 
So the dimensions are:
  1. Whisper White layer:  2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  2. 2nd Layer:  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″
  3. 3rd Layer:  2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Layering with 1/8″ of an inch makes a very narrow layer.  If you want a wider layer, you would layer with 1/4″ between the layers.   You may notice that the Crumb Cake Card has a slightly wider layer between the card base and the card front.  I used a 3/8″ layer between the base of the Crumb Cake card and the Card front vs.  a 1/4″ layer between the Rfather-cueal red card base and card front.

So the dimensions for the Crumb Cake card are:
  1. Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  2. Real Red layer:  5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  3. Crumb Cake DSP Layer:  5″ x 3 3/4″
The dimensions for the Real Red card are:
  1. Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  2. Crumb Cake layer:  5 1/4″ x 4″
  3. Real Red DSP Layer:  5″ x 3 3/4″
Father Christmas was colored with Alcohol markers.  I used a Cherry Cobbler like color for Santa’s coat.  His shoes are belt are colored with shades of gray.  My goal was to bring out each of the toys that he is carrying with a different color.  The bag is crumb cake and the tin man is also grays.  The tree is colored with an old olive shade of color.  Last, I used the Wink of Stella to color over the images to add some sparkle.  You can’t really see the sparkle in the picture, but it really made the card pop!

So which card do you like best?

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!!

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities.  The Holiday gives us time to poPaisley & Posies stamp setnder upon what lessons we have learned this year, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives.  Please know that I appreciate all of my Stamping Family, Friends and Customers!

Happy Thanksgiving all!


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Seasonal Bells Handmade Card

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Holiday seasonal bellsseason using the Seasonal Bells stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  This card was inspired by this week’s Global Design challenge sketch.  Here are the details for this card.

The card base is Real Red cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Emerald Envy cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and then a piece of the Presents and Pinecone Designer Paper cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.

I wanted to try out the new Stitched Framelits.  So the center white piece is cut using the square framelit and layered onto a piece of Real Red Cardstock.

bells-close-upMarilyn’s Tip:  you can use the square framelit to cut a rectangle.  Line the framelit up on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and roll it half way thru the Big Shot.  Don’t roll it thru the whole way or you will have a square.  Roll the plate with cardstock and framelit backwards and then move the framelit down.  Line up the top of the framelit down the piece that has been cut part way.  You can feel the stitches on the edge of the framelit line up.  Put the sandwich back into your Big Shot and roll in the opposite direction part way.  When you pull out your piece you will have a cut and stitched rectangle!

Next I stamped two bells on Whisper White with Silver ink and embossed them with Silver Embossing Powder.  These were cut out with the coordinating Bell Punch.  Next I punched a hole in the top of the bells and tied them together with a piece of narrow Silver Ribbon. Next I stamped the banner with the Happy Christmas stamp in Emerald Envy ink from the Seasonal Bells stamp set and cut this with the coordinating Banner Framelit from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

And last but not least is the bling!  I adorned the bells with Rhinestone jewels.  I also added a couple of rhinestone jewels to the bottom of the middle section of the card.

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card:

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That's it!
Enjoy!

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New Release and 25% off Select Stamp sets

STARTING NOV. 1 you can purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ahead of their official release in the Sampin’ Up! 2017-2018 annual catalog.  Who doesn’t love the sweet stitiched edging the dies create and classic shapes that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares, Circles and Ovals Dies.
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Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
coordinate with the Stampin’ UP! Layering Circles, Square and ovals Dies!  Here are the appoximate sizes of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Circles: 
1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, 2-7/8″
Squares:  1-3/16″, 1-5/8″, 2-1/8″, 2-5/8″
Ovals: 
1-3/4″ x 1-3/16″, 2-1/4″ x 1-5/16″, 2-3/4″ x 1-13/16″, 3-1/4″ x 2-5/16″.

But wait…there’s more! Stampin’ Up! is offering select ssets which coordinate with these dies at 25% off!  Here is the list:

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There are two great videos showcasing these great new framelits.


i love the cards that are displayed here with the new Stitched framelits! 

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Hostess code A9F4KHFH and receive a sampler of the new in color ribbons gift from me. Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

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Holiday Cards and upcoming Classes

The Stamping New England Design Team has been very busy working with two great Holiday sets to design Holiday cards:  Hang Your Stockings stamp set and Peaceful Pines stamp sets which are great for making Handmade Holiday cards.


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There are two ways to get these tutorials:

You can purchase the following bundle of products for the stamp sets from my online store.   the hostess code for the month of November is A9F4KHFH.  After you place your order, send me an email and I will give you access to the full set of tutorials!  That’s it!

Or you can purchase each tutorial for $11.95 by clicking on the Buy Now button below the description.


Hang Your Stockings:

Hang Your Stocking Bundle (143512)
Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper (141991)
Cable Knit Embossing Folder (143537)

or buy the Hang Your Stocking tutorial for $11.95




Peaceful Pines:
Peaceful Pines Stamp set (139728)
Perfect Pines Framelits (139665)
Presents & Pinecones Designer
Series Paper (141986)

or
buy the Peaceful Pines Tutorials for $11.95


Any questions?  Give me a call!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Candy Cane Lane Card

Today I have a handmade Christmas card that is made using Stampin’ Up!’s Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  This card layout is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday card sketch!
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Here are the details on this card:
Card Base:  Whisper white cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Real Red Cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and then a layer of Candy Cane Lane Designer paper cut to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Snip the top left corner of the designer paper to add contrast to the card.

Next is a scalloped circle cut using the Layered Circle Framelits with another piece of the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.

The main element of this card is a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ layered onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock but to 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″. 

The Gingerbread house is actually not stamped but is cut from the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  I used stampin’ dimensionals to raise the cut out house.  Last I stamped the message from the Tin of Tags Stamp set with Real Red ink.

This is a great Christmas Greeting stamp set that has been designed to be part of a Project Kit.  But – you can just order the set which I did since I love this set for Greetings on my Holiday cards.

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12 Weeks of Christmas

My annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletters have started?  Are you receiving these great ideas in your mailbox?  If not then you aren’t on my mailing list!  You can signup HERE. 

Also as a bonus for signing up for my newsletter, you will receive a PDF with 5 ideas for using up Designer paper scraps!  Who doesn’t have little pieces of Designer paper saved!

So today, I am posting some of my favorite Christmas cards that I have made this year…  Click on the picture and that will take you to the post with the details of the card!

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Star of Light card made with Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper on Whisper white and Soft Sky cardstocks.








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Hang Your Stocking card made with Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Shara Sand cardstocks.  Uses the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper and the Cable knit Embossing folder.










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sleigh3_wThis card is made with the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp set.  It is made with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper with Real Red and Crumb Cake cardstock.













Which one is your favorite?

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Don’t forget to let me know which card is your favorite….
Are you in the US and don't currently have a demonstrator? I would love to be your Demonstrator. If you place an order that is under $150 and use the hostess code PVD3GPFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas Designer paper. Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the hostess benefits for yourself!