This someone special thank you can be used through the holidays. The season of thanks is coming and that means letting all our loved ones know how much they mean to us. You can thank them with this special card. The sentiment can really be used all year round but Thanksgiving tends to bring us closer.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set , Buffalo Check Cling-Mount Stamp Set  Card Stock – Whisper White , Basic Black , Mango Melody  Stamp Pads – Versamark Pad , Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad , Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad , Misc. – Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack , Stitched Nested Labels Dies , Detailed Trio Punch , Stamparatus , Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper , Embossing Buddy , Heat Tool , White Stampin’ Emboss Powder , Multipurpose Liquid Glue , Stampin’ Dimensionals 
• Whisper White: 8 ½” x 5 ½” & 4 ¼” x 2 ¼” (for die cut) • Basic Black: 5 ¼” x 4” & 4 ½” x 2 ¾” (for die cut) • Mango Medley: 5” x 3 ¾” • Magnolia Lane DSP: 4 ¾” x 1”
Instructions: 1. Fold Whisper White card stock in half to create card base. Glue Basic Black card stock layer to the front of card. 2. Rub embossing buddy over Mango Medley card stock. Ink Buffalo Check with Versamark and stamp. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder over top, shake off excess and set with heat tool. Cut each corner with Detailed Trio Punch and glue to card. 3. Glue Magnolia Lane DSP strip to the center of card. 4. Ink sentiment with Mango Medley and stamp onto Whisper White card stock. Ink the “Thanks” sentiment with Stazon and stamp above. Cut with Stitched Nested Label die. Cut Basic Black card stock with die that is the next size up. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the two labels together and also to position onto the card front. 5. Finish the card by adding a Magnolia sticker from the Memories & More card pack to the stamped sentiment label.
It’s always fun to create your own holiday cards. Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy. With the Perfectly Plaid bundle, you can create this 3D holiday tree card. The tree seems to come alive on the card and the backdrop for the tree is just as gorgeous. Let your imagination run wild with this one and see what embellishment ideas you can come up with.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Perfectly Plaid Bundle (151143) Card Stock – Smoky Slate (131202); Whisper White (100730); Real Red (102482); Garden Green (102584) Stamp Pads – Real Red (147084) Misc. – Silver Glimmer Paper (146960); Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (150441); Timeless Label Punch (149516); Layering Circles Dies (141705); Red Rhinestones (146924); Linen Thread (104199); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Snail Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
· Smoky Slate Cardstock: 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”, 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap piece approx. 11” x 4 ½” for 9 trees · Whisper White Cardstock: Scrap piece for sentiment approx. 2 ½” x 1 ½” · Real Red Cardstock: same as white above- approx. 2 ½” x 1 ½” · Garden Green Cardstock: 7” x 2 ½” for 4 trees · Mercury Glass Designer Acetate: approx. 3” x 3” · Silver Glimmer Paper: approx. 3” x 3”
1. Take your long piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (approx. 11” x 4 ½”) and punch 9 trees with the Pine Tree Punch. Then, attach them with liquid glue to the 4” x 5 ¼” Smoky Slate Layer as pictured, for an interesting background. 2. Fold the Smoky Slate card base at 5 ½” and add that Smoky Slate Pine Tree layer to the card front with snail adhesive. 3. Die-cut an approx. 2 ½” scalloped circle with the Silver Glimmer Paper and a regular nesting circle in the Mercury Glass Acetate using the Layering Circle Dies. Use glue dots to adhere the two circles together and liquid glue to attach to the card front. 4. Punch 4 Pine Trees using Garden Green cardstock. Fold 3 of them lengthwise and attach them to the 4th one using liquid glue making a 3D tree. This will lay flat to mail. 5. Attach the 3D tree to the layering circles on the card front with liquid glue. 6. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and punch with the Timeless Label Punch. Also, use the Real Red Cardstock to punch another Timeless Label then attach the two punched pieces using liquid glue or snail adhesive a little offset. Then, attach the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 7. The last step is to make a double Linen Thread bow and attach it to the top of the tree with mini glue dots and add 4 Red Rhinestones.
It’s always easy to create a happy snowman card when you have the proper items. In this case, it’s the Snowman Season stamp set. I love that happy face and all that it symbolizes. You can see love and friendship in this card. The adorable scarf is just the icing on the cake. It’s a very free-spirited card. The soft blue colors add to the idea of a cold and wintery backdrop. There are various other papers to choose from in the Holiday Catalog this year.
Stamp Set – Snowman Season (150458) Card Stock – Coastal Cabana (131297); Whisper White (100730); Early Expresso (119686) Stamp Pads – Real Red (147084); Momento Tuxedo Black (132708) Misc. – Let it Snow Designer Series Paper (DSP) (150393); Snowman Builder Punch (150643); Real Red 1/8” Curly Ribbon (150426); Snowflake Sequins (150443); Stampin’ Blends: Shaded Spruce Light (147936); Real Red Dark (147934); Smoky Slate Dark (145055); Pumpkin Pie Dark (144577); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
· Coastal Cabana: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (score and fold at 4 ¼”), 3” x 2 ¼” · Whisper White: 5” x 3 ¾” & 3” x 2” (2 pieces) · Early Expresso: Scrap for punched arms · DSP: 2 designs – 41/4” x 1 ¾” & 41/4” x ¾”
Instructions: 1. Adhere the DSP to the white panel at an angle and trim off the excess on the edge. 2. Stamp greeting on the lower edge of white panel in Real Red ink. 3. Adhere white panel to Coastal Cabana card base. 4. Stamp the snowman and hat onto small white piece. Punch out. Color Snowman Hat with Blends or Markers. 5. Punch out Snowman arms from Early Expresso cardstock. 6. Attach snowman pieces onto second piece of white cardstock. Add the ribbon to make snowman scarf. Layer onto Coastal Cabana and adhere to cardfront. 7. Add snowflake sequins to the snowman panel with liquid glue. Then you have your happy snowman card.
There is so much Christmas Cheer available this year. Do you have some? Use the Holiday Catalog to see some of these products first hand. The inspiration is never far away when you have our catalogs at your fingertips. Stampin’ Up! Brings us traditional and non-traditional colors and themes. The Cup of Christmas stamp set is a great stamp set to have on hand for many different occasions. If you don’t have a Holiday Catalog yet, contact me to arrange to get one, or download it from here.
Another great feature of this stamp set is that it is versatile and can be used any time of the year. Simply add a different sentiment and you have the perfect card for any occasion. It also makes the perfect background when you spread those mugs all over the cardstock. You are only as limited as your imagination. Many occasions need only the right color combination to be perfectly coordinated. I love that we can do that with the variety of colors we have available.
So challenge yourself and see how you can use this great stamp set. Have your own Christmas cheer available any way you would like it.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Gather Together Bundle (153036) Cardstock – Petal Pink (146985), Cajun Craze (119684), Whisper White (100730), Copper Foil Sheet (142020) Ink – Cajun Craze (126965), Delicata Celestial Copper Ink Pad (150707) Misc. – Come To Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (150456), SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), 1 1/2″ Circle Punch (138299), Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (150646), Tear & Tape (138995), Mini Glue Dots103683)
Measurements: · Cajun Craze: 5 ½” x 8 ½“, scored at 4 ¼” plus scrap for leaf · Copper Foil: 4′ x 5 1/4″ plus scrap for leaf · Petal Pink: 3″ x 3 3/4″, 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside the card · Whisper White: scrap
1. Stamp ‘Gather together’ in Cajun Craze on the Petal Pink for the inside of the card. Stamp the wheat next to the saying using Delicata Copper ink. 2. Stamp ‘Season of Thanks’ on Whisper White scrap, punch out the circle & add Dimensionals. 3. Emboss the Copper Foil with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder with the embossing die cut machine. Layer on to the Cajun Craze base card using Tear & Tape. 4. Stamp the wheat on the left & right of the Petal Pink using the Delicata ink. Cut 3 3/4″ of ribbon. Add Tear & Tape to the back of the ribbon and layer onto the Petal Pink piece. 5. Stamp the large leaf onto Cajun Craze cardstock using Cajun Craze ink. Use the small embossed leaf die to emboss and cut out the small copper leaf. Using the embossing die-cut machine cut out both leaves at the same time. 6. Assemble card. Tie a bow with the thread and add to the leaf stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
The Spooktacular Bash Bundle is at it again. This lovely monster Halloween card was created using that bundle. The stamp set in the bundle is the Monster Bash stamp set and it’s full of the cutest monsters.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Spooktacular Bash Bundle (153040), To Every Season (150531) Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Crushed Curry (131199); Basic Black (132708); Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (150447) Stamp Pads –Memento Tuxedo Black (132708), Stampin’ Blends Markers: Crumb Cake Light (144582), Mango Melody Dark (147944), Old Olive Light (144574) Misc. – Basic Black 3/8” Scalloped Edge Ribbon (150499); Monster Bash Enamel Shapes (150448), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Die Cutting Machine
Measurements: · Crushed Curry – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼” · Basic Black – scrap · Whisper White: 1 ¼” x 2”, scrap · DSP – 1 ½” x 5 ½”
1. Add the ribbon to the back of the DSP and adhere to the card base. 2. Stamp sentiment on strip of white and flag the end. Add to card where shown. 3. Stamp Dracula in Memento on the scrap of white, color with the Stampin’ Blends and crop with coordinating die. 4. Crop detailed frame from black, add Dracula to it with dimensionals and add it to the card where shown with dimensionals. 5. Add a few black Enamel Shapes and you have your lovely monster Halloween card.
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