Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Back by popular demand……


I participated in an Artisan Craft Fair a couple of weeks ago and had many comments about the two types of handmade papercrafted Christmas trees that I have made in the past couple of years.

So I am bringing them back – I have 3 sets of the boxes for the to make the Advent Tree with the boxes. 

I do need to prep for the Christmas Tree made from Designer paper – so I do need a count form this tree as well.  Otherwise, I can’t guarantee that I will have supplies left for this tree.

The classes is going to be on Friday November 17th during the day from 10am to 3pm or in the evening at 7pm.

You can Register below for either class:
Christmas Tree


Interested in the instructions for either Christmas Tree?  Either PDF is $7.95

Folded Paper Tree – $7.95

Advent Tree – $7.95



Have fun with the trees & Happy Stamping!

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Time to Color! Stampin’ Blends are HERE!!

Yay!  Today is the day to start coloring again!  Stampin’ Blends are here!   

Meet Stampin’ Blends – artist quality alcohol based markers available in 12 of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors.


The features of these new markers include:

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, avilable individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done extensive in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is very happy with the new Press Fit Seal caps that prevent evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long lasting color.

Click on the Brochure to see all the benefits and color selection in detail!

and to cover all the bases, Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited-time, 16-card project kit and stamp set, with beautiful line-art images to practice and hone your coloring skills!  The color Me Happy Project Kit and stamp set are only available while supplies last.








Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code:  S9W6MBQN and I will send you a surprise gift for your order.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!  Of course if your order is over $150, make sure to claim your own host benefits!

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3D Handmade Christmas Card

Today I am shari3D Handmade Christmas cardng a 3D Handmade Christmas card that I made using the Ready for Christmas Stamp set.  I have to admit that this card does take a little time to make.  But as soon as I saw the Ready for Christmas stamp set – this card was stuck in my head!  LOL.

Here are the details on the card:

The Card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 11″.  Score on each side at 3 1/2″.

This card uses two different Stampin’ Up! Designer papers:  The Fresh Florals and the Wood Texture DSP. 

I used a piece of 3 7/8″ x 5″ piece of Fresh Fig DSP from the Fresh Florals DSP stack.  Attach this piece to the inside center panel.  Stamp the pictures on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Color in the pictures and cut them out with the coordinating framelits from the Christmas Staircase thinlits.

Fireplace:  Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.  Use the brick pattern mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  Lay the brick mask over the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and  use a sponge dauber with Cherry cobbler ink to rub over the mask to make the brick look.  Use the Hearth & Home thinlits to cut a mantle from the Wood Texture DSP.  Cut out the separate piece to use as the mantle on the fireplace.  Trim out the window panes and the bottom piece of the window to make the hearth. Line up the brick background on the center of this panel.  Attach the Hearth over the brick background. 

Cut out 6 pieces of pine using the framelit from the Christmas Staircase thinlits and Garden green cardstock.  Add to the Fireplace Mantle.  Stamp 3 stockings with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink.  Cut out with framelits.  Cut 3 small bows from a scrap of Cherry Cobbler.  Attach the stockings to the mantle with glue dots.

Next we are going to work on the staircase side of the card on the left.  Cut 2 staircases from the Wood Texture DSP. 
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Stamp 2 pine swags with Garden Green ink on a piece of Garden Green cardstock.  Cut out with the coordinating thinlits from the Christmas Staircase thinlits set. NOTE:  you need to the two swags to line up – so you will flip one over and carefully fill in the swag with the pine stamp.    Stamp the little dog with Basic Black archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and color as desired.  Also stamp the cookies from Santa.  Stamp the side table with Black ink on a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  Cut out all of these items with the coordinating Christmas Staircase thinlits.  Attach one set of stairs to the front of the side panel.  Cut down the fold line to the top of the top step and follow the line of the stair to cut a diagonal line.  The white of the card base will be hidden behind the stairs.  Line up the second staircase and attach to the back/inside of the card.  Attach the table to the bottom of the stairs.  Attach cookies for Santa on the table top and attach the dog next to the table.  Attach one swag on th3D Handmade Christmas Carde outside of the staircase.  Attach the reverse swag to the inside of the staircase.

Last is the right side of this card.  Attach a 3 7/8″ x 5″ piece of the Powder Pink Fresh Florals DSP to the outside of the right panel.  Stamp the Christmas tree with Garden Green ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp 8 ornaments.  Cut out the ornaments and the tree with the thinlits.  I used a scrap of Silver Glimmer paper to cut a star for the top of the tree.  I cut out 4 small squares of Quilted Christmas DSP to make the presents.  Use the thinlits to cut out matching bows for the presents.  Attach the tree to the right panel of the card using dimensionals.  Cut along the edge of the tree diagonally up the card along the tree edge.  Add the ornaments and star to the tree.  Add the presents below the tree.

Stamp the sentiment “a Wish for Everything Merry” with Cherry Cobbler ink on the inside of the right panel.  That’s it!

Here are the items that were used to make this card:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I would love to see your version of this card.  If you make one post a picture in the comments below or on my FB page at  www.facebook.com/stampwithmarilyn/.  And while you are there don't forget to like my page!

Happy Stamping!


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Want Holiday ideas in your email for the next 12 weeks?

Don’t miss out – my annual Holiday project campaign, the 12 Weeks of Christmas starts today!  Starting this afternoon and every Wednesday between now and Christmas, I will be seStar of Light Christmas cardnding out a unique Holiday card or project idea to my newsletter list.  These projects are perfect for inspiring your design of your annual Holiday card or for great Handmade Gift or packaging ideas!

This is one of my favorite Holiday cards from last year using the still current Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Star of Light.

This card uses a watercolor wash for the background with stars cut out from the thinlits with Dazzling Details Glimmer paper and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.

So don’t miss out on my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign!  Signup today!

Click HERE to signup for my weekly newsletter!

Ready to get started on your Holiday cards?  Stop by on Friday October 6th for my World Card Making Day event.  I will help you design a Christmas card that is unique to you!  Friday the 6th – 10am to 3pm or 7pm to 11pm.


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Specials for World Card Making Day

I am so excited, a couple of the most popular new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets are on sale for World Card Making Day!  And Stampin’ Up! is also doing the buy 3 get 1 FREE for Designer papers for the month of October!

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ UP!  For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check it out HERE.

131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla)Note Cards & EnvelopesN/A
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C)Just Add TextJust Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
143669Daisy DelightDelightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
143660Birthday DeliveryBirthday Memories Designer Series Paper
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C)Merry MistletoeBe Merry Designer Series Paper
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C)Pieces & PatternsPick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
143677Coffee CaféCoffee Break Designer Series Paper
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C)Oh So EclecticNaturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C)Lots Of LoveWhole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C)Graceful GardenPetal Garden Designer Series Paper
143726Colorful SeasonsColor Theory Designer Series Paper
143925 (W)/143928 (C)Wood WordsWood Textures Designer Series Paper
144807Brightly Lit ChristmasChristmas Around The World Designer Series Paper


And don’t forget about the Buy 3 get one FREE for Designer Series papers.  Check out the Designer papers that are on sale HERE.

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 use the Host Code  UATWZZS4  and I will share a sampler of the Be Merry Christmas Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 take the Host Benefits for yourself.  

Happy Stamping!

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Half Full meets Christmas cards

Today I am sharing a card that one of my team members, Margaret made using the Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set.  I love this non-Christmas Christmas card!  I shared this card with my Stamp Club members last week and they also loved the card!

Here are the details of this card.  The card base is a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ basic black cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  The next layer is a        5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock that is stamped with the grouping of wine glasses and old olive ink.  I love this cute little background.

Next is a layer of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.  The DSP is cut to 2 1/2″ x
3 1/2″ and layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is cut to  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″.

Next the Wine Bottle is stamped on a piece of whisper white cardstock and also on a Window Sheet.  You will need to use a Black Staz-on ink pad for the ink to dry on the window sheet.  Cut out each wine bottle.   Stamp the label for the wine bottle on a scrap of White.  Cut this out and color it with a dab of so Saffron ink.  Place over the bottle on the window sheet.  Layer label on top of plastic.  Stamp just the top of the Wine Bottle on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Cut this out and attach to the top of the wine bottle.

Next stamp the Wine Glass on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out.  Color the wine with a dab of so saffron ink and an aqua painter.

Next stamp the sentiments that you want to use on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut around these in a rectangle (approximately 3/4″ x 2 1/2″)  Layer onto a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Attach to the front of the card.


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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!

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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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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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