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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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!