I’ll be Home Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a handmade I’ll be Home Christmas Card that was made with the I’ll be Home Stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  The I’ll be Home stamp set is retiring with the Holiday catalog this year.  So don’t miss out!  
I'll be Home Christmas Card
 This card uses the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper also from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  

Here are the details of this card:
The card base is a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Then a piece of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  Then there is a 1″ x 5 1/8″ strip of the Mossy Meadow design of the Festive Farmhouse DSP across the bottom of the card.  

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.  This is layered onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock cut to 3 3/8″ square.  The third layer is a 3 1/2″ square of Mossy Meadow cardstock.

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the image of the House on the White square.  I set this aside to dry thoroughly since I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends to color in section of the decorations.  I liked the look of the roof with stamped with the darker brown ink rather than the black of the Momento Ink.  If I were coloring in more of the house I would use the Momento ink since the alcohol markers could cause the Early Espresso ink to run.  I filled in the bushes along the front with my Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Write marker to make the bushes a lighter shade of green.  I colored the front door of the house with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write marker.

Last but not least is a galvanized button was added with a little piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine through the button.  

And don’t forget about the inside of the card.  I added a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card.  I decided to dress up the inside of the card with a strip of the Festive Farmhouse DSP to finish off the card.

These are the items that I used to make this card:


Product List

These items are being discontinued with the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  So don't miss out. Here the link to the Year End Closeout Specials.  Remember these items are available only while supplies last.  

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Holiday Gift Card Holder

Today I am sharing two Holiday gift card holders that I designed using the Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper.

The first gift card holder uses a piece of Garden Green Cardstock with a Belly Band made from the Red Candy Cane Striped DSP.  One of the cool features with this DSP is that elements of the paper are flocked.  With the Candy Cane Striped paper the white stripes are flocked.  The other feature of this paper is the images in the paper fit the Santa’s Signpost Thinlits that go with the Santa’s Workshop paper.  I used the thinlits to cut out a lot of the Elf, Santa, Mrs. Santa images from the Designer Series Paper to accent the gift card holders and tags for Christmas presents.

The Second Gift Card Holder is made with Poppy Parade Cardstock and the Santa’s Workshop Designer paper.




I have written a tutorial with all of the instructions and cutting dimensions for these Gift Card Holders.  You can download the Tutorial here:

Gift card holder patterns.pdf

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Holiday Gift Card Holders.

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Stampin’ Up! Year end Closeout

The Year-End Closeout is Stampin’ Up!’s  chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  Remember: Some items are last-chance and limited-inventory, so if there is something that you really want – get your order in!




Here are the details of the Sale!  
  • Discount applies to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Surplus items from 2018 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price.
  • Host sets may be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Ordering deadlines:
    • Phone: January 2, 2019; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: January 2, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)


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