Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gingerbread & Peppermint Bags


I decorated bags for my guest to carry their cards home from Christmas card classes
 this week with the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite.
I used the DSP with the same name as well as the Memories & More card pack.
 The candy and ornaments were cut from the designer paper as well. 
Hope you have a fab Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Snowman Season


I did a fun fold for my last Christmas card this month since I am using a fun set! I got the fold/cut from my friend and fellow demo Jackie Beers over at  You can see her card here.  I cut a regular A2 size Night Of Navy base but just cut two triangles off the top flap of the card. I marked the three sides at 2 3/4" and cut from there. I also embossed the flap with the Subtles embossing folder for texture. Inside I layered a piece of Poppy Parade and then a piece of Basic White. 
I stamped the corners of the white in Pool Party ink with the the snowflakes from Snowman Season set
and the sentiment in Poppy Ink. I then stamped the snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a white stitched oval and colored him with my Stampin Blends markers in Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pool Party and Poppy Parade. I then cut a Poppy Parade scallop oval from Layering Oval dies to pop behind. I finished off with some snowflake sequin retired from last holiday season. 
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Snowman Season
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party
Stampin Blends markers: Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pool Party and Poppy Parade
Paper: Night Of Navy, Basic White, Poppy Parade
Stitched Shapes dies-retired, Layering Oval dies-retired, Snowflake sequins-retired, Subtles embossing folder-retired

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Merriest Moments


I know that purple of not a tradition Christmas color but I love it and thought it was perfect for my fourth card for class and with this bundle. I started with a Gorgeous Grape base and cut the solid Merriest Frames die in Highland Heather card stock. I then cut the white card stock with the detailed die from same dies and then embossed it in the matching embossing folder. I cut the center stitched rectangle out from the same dies in white to stamp my sentiment from Merriest Moments set in Gorgeous Grape ink. I then stamped the flowers in Grape, Highland Heather and stems in Granny Apple Green before cutting out with the Merriest Frames dies. I finished it off with a pastel pearl in Gorgeous Grape.
Have a beautiful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Merriest Moments
Ink: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Basic White
Merriest Frames dies/ Embossing folder, pastel pearl

Monday, October 18, 2021

Gingerbread & Peppermint

My third Christmas card for classes this week of course is with the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite!
I did a little casing for my layout from Julie Gilson over at  See her card here
I used a white base to layer the Real Red card stock and then a piece of white embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder for texture. I layered with a piece of Real Red mini ruffled ribbon and a strip of Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP. I stamped the Real Red ornament from the Frosted Gingerbread set along with the candy and cut out with the Gingerbread dies. I also cut out the snowflake and bell from another print of the DSP with those dies. 
I then stamped the sentiment on white card stock and cut it out with the label from Pretty Pillow Box dies which are a part of the large suite. A few red rhinestones finish it off.
Have a happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Frosted Gingerbread
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP
Gingerbread dies, Timeworn Type embossing folder, Real Red mini ruffled ribbon, Pretty Pillow Box dies


Friday, October 15, 2021

Tidings Of Christmas


My second card for Christmas card classes next week uses the lovely Tidings Of Christmas suite. I started with a Evening Evergreen base and cut the DSP strips from Tiding Of Christmas DSP 1 1/2" x 4". I cut the white scallop rectangle piece from Stitched So Sweetly dies and stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink from the Tiding & Trimmings set. I also stamped the stocking on a piece of white in Evening Evergreen ink and cut with the matching Christmas Trimmings dies along with a Cherry star, gold foil detailed star, a Cherry bow stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a Cherry sprig. 

Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Tidings & Trimmings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, and Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Basic White, gold foil, Tiding Of Christmas DSP
Christmas Trimmings dies, Stitched So sweetly dies

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Peaceful Deer


This is my first Christmas card for classes this year! I used the Peace Deer bundle along with some free designer paper Peaceful Prints from the sale-a-bration (SAB) promotion that just ended. It coordinated with this bundle and I love a plaid print. I added it to a piece of Garden Green card stock and a white base. I then cut a white stitched circle and stamped the trees in Garden Green ink and starts in Sahara Sand. I then popped all on the base after tying some Cherry Cobbler twine and bow around. I stamped the deer in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cards tock and punched out with the Deer Builder punch. I cut the white label from the Potted Succulent dies and stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink. 
Hope you have a Fab  Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Peaceful Deer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Garden Green, and Sahara Sand
Paper: Peaceful Prints DSP (SAB), Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Basic White
Deer Builder punch, Stitched Shapes dies-retired, Potted Succulent dies, Cherry Cobbler twine, 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A Snowflake Pinwheel Card For The Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My favorite color is purple so I had to design my first pinwheel card with it!  I made the pillow box in gold specialty paper with purple decor for my post yesterday so I decided to do the pinwheel card the same. For instructions on how to make this A2 size special fold card, I am turned to my talented friend and fellow demo, Julie DiMatteo at and you can see her card with the instructions here.  You can see a list of products and colors below. I used one sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes set and one from the Peaceful Deer set. I liked using several different types of paper like shimmer vellum, gold specialty and gold foil plus some DSP. 

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

May you have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Snowflake Wishes and Peaceful Deer 
Ink: Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum, Gold specialty paper, gold foil, Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Penguin Playmates DSP, Expressions In Ink DSP, and Fresh Freesia 
So Many Snowflakes dies, gold dots

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Snowflake Pillowbox


I like playing with the pillowbox die from the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite called Pretty Pillowbox die and some of the lovely gold specialty paper. I cut the box with one piece of 6" x 6" paper and it folded together easily. I wrapped and adhered the Highland Heather 1/2' grosgrain ribbon around. I used a Wonderful Snowflake cut out plus I cut a Gorgeous Grape and a Highland Heather snowflake with the So Many Snowflakes dies. I finished off with a Gorgeous Grape rhinestone. This box was much smaller than I thought it would be but it can still hold candy or jewelry. 

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 11, 2021

FMS506 Happy Christmas


Nice sketch this week over at and I got to use a cool idea from my friend and fellow demo, Pam Morris at  I took a piece of water color paper and wet it with a water painter brush. I then dropped a little ink in two colors-Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia onto the paper and let it run. When dry, I used the Christmas Trees dies to cut two out. I added some rhinestones for bling. I then cut some white card stock to add to my white base and three strips of in color shimmer vellum in Fresh Freesia. I used a Wonderful Snowflakes cut out behind the trees. I love the sentiment from Warm Hugs set stamped in Blackberry Bliss. 

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Warm Hugs-retired
Paper: water color paper, Basic White, in color shimmer vellum
Ink: Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Blackberry Bliss
Christmas Trees dies, rhinestones, Wonderful Snowflake cut outs, water painter 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Ombre Bag With Gorgeous Leaves


I made some tags for the ombre bags for a World Card Making Day project. I got together with several friends who are awesome Stampin Up! demos like me! We each brought a project for all to make and so I came home with so many cool projects done! I used the Tailored Tags dies to cut white and gold tags. I used the gold metallic specialty paper to cut the tag and the leaf from Intricate Leaves dies. I stamped the leaves in Blackberry Bliss and Soft Succulent inks from Gorgeous Leaves set and cut them with the matching dies. I popped them up on the tag after stamping the wood background image From the same set in Soft Succulent ink and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss from Banner Year set. I used the same color as the bag with the open weave ribbon in Evening Evergreen. 

Here is a photo of us stamping away on World Card Making Day Oct 2nd 2021:

Hope you have an awesome weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Best Wishes


Let's talk scraps and DSP! I am a paper hoarder and I do not like to throw away any paper esp designer paper. I kept several scraps of this black and white plaid print from the Pattern Party DSP I used on a card for classes last month and used four of them here. I cut a white rectangle stitched die and added the four pieces of DSP on for a background. I added that to a piece of Basic White card stock and a Basic Black base. I then cut a Polished Pink floral die from the Artistic dies. I stamped the sentiment from Artistically Inked set in Memento Tuxedo Black on white card stock and cut it with Tasteful Labels dies. I added a few black dots to finish it off. 

Hope you have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Artistically Inked
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Basic White, Polished Pink, and Pattern Party DSP
Tasteful Labels dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Artistic dies, black matte dots

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thinking Of Love Of Leaves


I wanted to cut more leaves from the Stitched Leaves dies in fall colors for a card. I started with Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry card stocks and cut the leaves and then sponged some Soft Suede ink around the edges. I layered the Cherry base with a piece of Crushed Curry card stock and a piece of white card stock cut/embossed with the die from Stitched Leaves dies. I also added a panel of In Good Taste DSP with a wood print and a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock before popping up the leaves. I then stamped the sentiment from the Beauty Of Friendship set in Soft Suede and cut it with the Potted Succulent dies. I finished it off with a few brushed metallic dots. 

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Beauty Of Friendship
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Basic White and In Good Taste DSP
Stitched Leaves dies, Potted Succulent dies, Brushed metallic adhesive backed dots