Handmade Fall Card

handmade fall cards   



Today I am sharing one of my favorite handmade fall cards from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog using the Country Home stamp set.  This card uses the Country Lane Designer series paper which has some great fall colors in it.  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso is one of my favorite color combinations for fall!

The Country Lane  DSP has a beautiful combination of Crushed Curry, greens, purple and brown shades.  Perfect for fall.  I was thinking perfect for making a Thanksgiving table come together with napkin rings and little favor ideas.

   What I love about the Country Home Stamp set is the variety of 
images and the way that they layer together to make a beautiful focal point for a card.  

Let’s move onto the details for this card.

The base of this card is a 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock scored at 5 1/2″.  The next layer is a 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock. 

The next layer is made up of two pieces, a 3″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and a 3 3/4″ x 2″ piece of the Country Lane DSP with the Cotton Flower pattern.  The cajun craze cardstock has been embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.  As a person who has lived most of her life in antique houses, I love this folder..  My farmhouse had a Tin Ceiling in the kitchen.  

The center piece is a 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Whisper white cardstock layered onto a 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  I stamped the milk jug on an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock with Black Momento ink.  I added the flower arrangement on top and colored the flowers and the milk jug with Stampin’ Up!’s Blends markers.   Next I cut out the milk jug and flowers very carefully and then added them to the center piece of the card.  I used dimensionals to make this piece pop!  Then I used the light Pool Party Blend marker to color behind the flowers and milk jug to give it  a little depth.  Then I added a couple of the Silver Faceted Gems to the bottom right side of the card.

On the inside of the card, I added a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flower arrangement.  I also colored those with the Stampin’ Up! Blends markers.  I think this does a lot to finish off this card!.

This is why the Country Home Suite is my favorite fall stamp set and DSP combination from the Holiday catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today!  

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??

Ready to place an order?  I would love to be your demonstrator if you are in the US.  If your order is under $150, use the Host Code Q2ZTVNG2 and I will send you a sampler of Designer paper.  I love to share Host benefits with my customers!

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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!

Happy Stamping!

It’s Time to help Stamp Out Breast Cancer


October is National Breast Cancer Month
and my team is once again participating with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in the Boston area to hold our 9th Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer event!


As always, all supplies for the day are donated by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  So 100% of the proceeds collected go to the Making Strides Organization!


Here are the details:

Saturday October 27, 2018

Harmony Hall 
1660 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA

You can click on the flyer below to print off a copy.   Click HERE to register.



These are the beautiful cards that you will be making this year for your donation of $20 to the Making Strides event.  Can’t make the event?  Make a donation and you will receive the directions to make these beautiful cards!



I hope to see you on October 27th!

World Card Making Day!

World Card Making Day

Happy October!!  The beginning of October celebrates World Card Making Day. 
Stampin’ Up! is celebrating World Card Making Day with a special sale for this week only!

World Card Making Day

And – Stampin’ Up! is now offering some new tools for the Stamparatus.  Check out the items below!

Stamparatus Accessories


Ready to place an order?  If you are in the USA I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, then use the Host Code  Q2ZTVNG2 and I will send you a sampler of Holiday Designer paper.  I love to share the Host benefits with my customers!

Happy Stamping!

Handmade Holiday card

Alpine Adventure  Today I am sharing a handmade Holiday card that I created using the Stampin’ Up! Alpine Adventure Stamp set and framelits.  This set is so cute and perfect for those friends of yours that are big winter sports enthusiasts.

This set has stamps covering a lot of winter sports; skis, toboggan, snow shoes and couple of background images with  Holiday sentiments.  And if you purchase the bundle with the framelits included you can easily cut out your images.  

This card uses the Festive Farmhouse Designer series paper.  I love the winter themed patterns in this DSP set.

Here are the details of this card!

The card base is a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card stock scored at 4 1/4″.  The second later is a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Smokey Slate card stock with the Wood Grain pattern from the Festive Farmhouse DSP cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  

Next I stamped the skis using Soft Suede ink with Garden Green ink for the Boots.  I cut the sled out of the Wood Textures DSP.  I stamped a small wreath using Garden Green ink and Cherry Cobbler ink for the berries and cut this out with the wreath frame lit.  The sentiment “Christmas Greetings” is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on the bottom right of the card.

The sleigh is layered onto a piece of the Joyous Noel DSP with the pine bough design cut out with the layering oval framelits.  I used the next larger scallop framelit from the Layering Oval Framelit set to cut a piece of Green Glimmer paper to cut a larger scalloped oval.  Did you see the Cherry, Green and Copper Glimmer paper in the Holiday catalog?!!!  Every project should have some sparkle!!

Last but not least, I stamped a set of snow shoes using Soft Suede ink and cut those out.  I added a piece of Gray Granite cardstock to the inside of the card with a 1″ x 4″ strip of the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  The “Christmas Blessings” is stamped from the Merry Christmas to all stamp set.  What a great Greeting set for the Holiday season!

I hope that you have liked my card today.  Below is the supply list for this card.
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Reminder - have you signed up for my newsletter yet?  Each Holiday season I do a 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign and send out a different Christmas idea each week.  This starts this coming Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!

Handmade First Frost Cards

I am so excited about our Creative Crafters’ Escape this Saturday – I am featuring 4 handmade First Frost cards that I made with the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP and the Stampin’ Up!  First Frost Stamp Set.  My team and I have been planning a full day stamping event every 4 months and our next one is this Saturday September 15th.  A Full day of Crafting fun with lots of great ideas featuring the new products in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog!

These are 4 quick cards that I made with the First Frost stamp set for the make-n-takes for the day.  So all participants will go home with these four gorgeous cards!

This new Designer paper – Frosted Floral Specialty Designer paper is absolutely beautiful!  The designs are printed on a White Shimmer paper so have a gorgeous sheen with lots of sparkle!

This DSP is perfect for shimmery winter cards and scrapbook pages.

Our full day events which we call Creative Crafters’ Escape is for any papercrafter fanatics!  Even if you are not in the Boston area, we will be offering our classes online next week!  So stay tuned!  















I can’t wait to share more projects with you next week!  I love these events and am always inspired by all the beautiful projects that my team and customers design with these products!

You can check out these products at my online store.

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE

Good Morning Stampers!  Today – September 5th the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!  What a fun day!



There are so many great ideas to share from this new catalog.  Click HERE to see an online copy of the Catalog!  Need a paper copy?  If you have ordered from me this past year – you should have received a copy in the mail.  If you didn’t receive a copy or are new to me – send me an email at marilyn.sanclemente@comcast.net and I will get a catalog to you in the mail!

Also – for the Month of September – Stampin’ Up! has the DASHING ALONG HOST PROMOTION going on.  Do you love gorgeous Designer Series Paper? If you said “Yes” then September is the time to get your friends together and collect orders.  Right now if you host a party with $250 in sales, you will earn the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for FREE. This offer ends on September 30, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today!


Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Hostess code V7MGM9GY and receive a package of embellishments from me.  Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself.   I love to share Host rewards with my customers!

As always – give me a call with any stamping questions!

Using One Sketch – Two very different Cards

Today I am going to share how easy it is to design 2 very different cards using one sketch. Cauldron Bubble Witch card These are two very different cards that are made with products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that goes on sale on Wednesday September 5th!

Here is the sketch that I used.  I like going back to the mojo Monday sketches – even though no new sketches are being published there is a great library of sketches to choose from.









This really cute Witch is made using the new Cauldron Bubble Stamp set and coordinating Cauldron Framelits dies.  The designer paper is Toil &  Trouble.  One of the really cool things about this stamp set and the framelits is that the framelits that cut out the stamped image but also the witch, hat and cauldron images from the designer paper!   Here is a closeup of the Witch card with the bow.

Can you tell which images I cut out from Designer paper and which ones I colored with the new Stampin’ Up! Blends markers?

Here is my Country Home Cardsecond card using the Country Home Stamp set and the Country Lane Designer Series Paper. 

As you can see I have a 2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of DSP along the bottom of both cards.  For the Country Home card, I did layer the DSP onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock that is the same size and trimmed 1/8″ off the DSP.   The DSP layer at the top right of the card is 2″ x 3″.

The focal point of the card is a approximately 2″ x 3 1/2″.  For the Country Home card, I fussy cut the image and didn’t use a piece of cardstock below it.  The image was large enough that it didn’t need a separate piece.

So which card do you like better??

Don’t forget the new Holiday catalog goes online on Wednesday the 5th!

Happy Stamping!

Need a day of Crafting Fun?

I am so excited to announce our 5th FULL Day event!!  and each one is getting better!

We have some fantastic classes planned with the Joyous Noel Designer paper from the upcoming Holiday catalog and a few of the new stamp sets!  Check this image to see some of the things that are part of the registration gift!

We have so many fun things planned!

You can Click HERE to register for this event!  Don’t miss out on the fun

Right Click on the flyer below to print it off to share with your friends!  It is always much more fun to craft with your friends!!  And you will make new friends!!











































I can’t wait to see you on the 15th!

Marilyn and Jeannie

Blended Season Card Class

Blended Seasons Card Class 

I love the Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons stamp set.  This set has stamps for each season of the year so it is a great all occasion stamp set.

I have pulled together a couple of my favorite cards from this set that represent the seasons into an online class, just for you!

But – there is always a but isn’t there?
This stamp set is only available until the August 31st!.  See the details HERE on the special.






Another great thing about this stamp set is the Stitched Seasons Framelits that come as part of the bundle.  These framelits 3 nested windows that have stitching on the inside and outside of the frame.  This allows you to make a frame with stitching on both the inside and the outside by layering two window framelits together.

You can find more information on my class HERE.    


As soon as I saw the falling leaves that were part of this set, I knew that I needed to use copper for the Falling Leaves stamp.  The leaves are stamped with versamark ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I added a frame cut from copper foil  to highlight the leaves on the card.

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  You can place an order on my website HERE.    If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code      and I will send you a sampler of the new Joyous Noel Christmas DSP.  Of course if your order is over $150 then keep the host benefits for yourself.  I love to share benefits with my customers!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tropical Chic Card Class


Today I am sharing a Tropical Chic Card class that I recently put together for my July class.   I have to say that the Tropical Escape Designer series paper is my favorite in the new catalog.  

I have seen so many beautiful projects made with the Tropical Chic bundle and Tropical Escape designer series paper.

For these projects I used Stampin’ Up!’s Tropical Chic stamp set and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.    

The other supplies that I used for these projects include:

Cardstocks:
Whisper White, Granny Apple Green
Tranquil Tide, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo and the Tropical Escape Designer Series paper stack.

Inks:  Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink.

This class includes full color instructions for 5 cards and one treat box made with these Tropical projects.

You can see more details and purchase my Tropical Chic Class HERE. for $14.95

Thanks for stopping by today!






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Animal Outing Handmade Card

Animal Outing Handmade cardToday I am sharing a card that one of my friends made using the Stampin’ Up! Animal Outing stamp set.  This Animal Outing handmade card would be perfect for a kid’s birthday!

The card base is Tranquil Tide CS cut to 8  1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at
4 1/4″.  The background is a layer of the the Tropical Escape Designer series paper.  This Tropical designed paper is a perfect paper pattern to use for an animal set.

The giraffes are stamped with Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry CS and cutout with the coordinating Animal Friends thinlits. The flower is stamped with the orchid from the Tropical Chic stamp set.

The circle and scalloped circle in the center of the card are cut out of the Layering Circles framelits.  Whisper White and Tranquil Tide cardstocks were used for the circles.

Lastly the “Happy Birthday” message is stamped on a tag cut from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  This is a perfect Framelit set that everyone should have in their collection.  

 The Stitched Labels framelit collection cuts several different shapes for labels with a pretty stitching pattern around the edge.   There is also a stitched background which would be perfect for making a textured background for a card.  And a long Stitched framelit to cut a stitched edge to a card.  No more using a template and stylus to make a stitched edge on a card!

I hope you have enjoyed this card.  Thank you to my friend JoJo for sharing it with me!!

Happy Stamping!

TAX FREE + Bonus Days!!!

What happens when you combine Massachusetts Tax FREE weekend with Bonus Days??  Stampin’ Up! on Sale!


Today and tomorrow – August 11th and 12th are Tax FREE weekend in Massachusetts!  That is %6.25 off!  Combine that with Stampin’ Up!’s  Bonus Days for the month of August and you get Great Savings!

For every $50 USD you  spend before August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 USDBonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.   Translated that means a $5 coupon for each $50 that you spend in August to be used in September!!  and the new Holiday catalog will be out in September. 

So buy this weekend for tax FREE and get coupons to use in September with the New Holiday Catalog!!

Have a great time shopping!

Varied Vases handmade card and FREE tutorial

Today I am sharing a beautiful card that I made with the Varied Vases stamp set and coordinating punch.  This is a handmade varied vases cardgreat bundle to make some cute quick cards.  I used the Garden Impressions Designer paper with this set.  

One of my favorite color combinations is navy and yellow so I was naturally drawn to this piece of designer paper.

So the details on this card.

Card Base:  cut a piece of So Saffron cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4.  
First layer:  So saffron piece of Garden Impressions DSP cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
Second layer:  Blue and saffron floral background cut to 3″ x 4″.

The Focal point of this card is the floral images stamped on a piece of 2 1/4″ x 3″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  Then I stamped each of the 3 vases with Jet Black staz-on ink.  I added a flower to each vase and colored in the flowers with So Saffron ink.

The vases are punched out of scraps of the Garden Impressions DSP.  I really liked the way this highlighted the vases.  I attached the DSP vases over the stamped vase. Stamping the vase even though I know I am going to cover it up with DSP – helps to position the flowers.    I added the middle vase last and used a dimensional so it looks like it is in front of the other two vases.  This piece is layered onto a 2 3/8″ x 3 1/8″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  This piece is centered to the center left of the Decorative DSP layer.  I didn’t want to hide that beautiful navy and saffron DSP.

Last I stamped the message “Birthday Wishes”  on a scrap of whisper white cardstock and punched it out with the Classic label punch.  I used a dimensional to add this piece to the card.

Interested in a FREE  Tutorial with 3 other cards made with the Varied Vases stamp set and Garden Impressions Designer paper?  This tutorial outlines my design process and how I use sketches with a specific stamp set and Designer paper to design cards and scrapbook pages.  

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