Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bella & Friends for Christmas Gift Card Holder

By | November 29, 2016


Who Doesn’t Love a Puppy Wearing a Santa Hat?

No one! Especially when the note card size project holds a gift card and is super cute inside out.


Inspiration for today’s color combo was borrowed from the beautiful Christmas Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog, Presents & Pinecones. The name should be Presents, Pinecones & Bows!

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  • Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobble and Mint Macaron unite for a trendy Christmas color combo.
  • Pre-cut and scored Note Cards and Envelopes are an easy start to this gift card holder project.
  • Bella’s Santa hat was an easy accessory borrowed from the Snow Place Stamp Set and Snow Friends Framelits.
  • The Bow Builder Punch makes a sweet gift bow in two punches. Use the Bone Folder to stretch the loops before assembling bow. So easy!
  • One flap from the envelope  Gift Card Envelope Thinlit was snipped to create a fast pocket for a gift card.
  • The Holly Berry Builder Punch created a quick accent for the insert sheet that holds the gift card.

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Santa’s Sleigh Stamps and Thinlits

By | November 27, 2016


Can’t Miss with Traditional Colors and Theme

Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set and Thinlits are packed with choices. It’s hard to choose which elements to use. There’s the adorable Christmas pine, the prancing reindeer, the ornate sleigh and all the accessories to load into the sleigh.

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Loading up the sleigh with gifts, stocking and toy was easy. Most of the sleigh load was cropped in just two passes through the Big Shot.

Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green are traditional holiday favorites. This Christmas DSP features the two colors throughout the paper pack of 24 sheets in the perfect layering weight.


Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle

Santa’s Sleigh Bundle

This Christmas DSP

This Christmas DSP

More Inspiration

Santa's Sleigh Tree


Santa's Sleigh Snowfall


Santa's Sleigh Z-fold


Santa's Sleigh Forest


Santa's Sleigh Tree Trio

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Online Extravaganza

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Use the Hostess Code and receive a gift from me with your $75 or more order: Choose ANY clear-mount Hostess Set from the annual or holiday catalog. Just email me your choice after placing your order on-line. You will receive your gift on or about December 10, 2016 directly from me. Offer ends November 30, 2016.




November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Here!

By | November 23, 2016

Click on the video above to see how easily the Wonderful Winterland kit becomes a set of pretty holiday cards.

Good News!


The Wonderful Winterland Refill Kit is available to current Paper Pumpkin subscribers. It includes supplies for 8 cards and envelopes.

*8 white card bases
*8 printed blue envelopes
*12 laser cut sheets
*8 vellum sheets
*4 yards white and silver baker’s twine
*30 white sequins
* 75 mini dimensionals
*125 adhesive dots

* Must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item.

Perfect Gift-Giving

Give the gift of crafting with a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription. Subscriptions are available for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.


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On-Line Extravaganza Begins Today!

By | November 21, 2016



The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale starts today with a FLASH 24-hour sale.  This sale happens  only once a year so you’ll want to make the most of it.  For this week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products.  Some products are available only while supplies last!

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Great News!

Some of the On-Line Extravaganza sale items coordinate with products included in the November Stitched from the Heart Sale. While the Stitched Shape Framelits are no longer available, you can still take advantage of the sale price on the coordinating stamp sets.

November Sale

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Use the Hostess Code and receive a gift from me with your $75 or more order: Choose ANY clear-mount Hostess Set from the annual or holiday catalog. Just email me your choice after placing your order on-line. You will receive your gift on or about December 10, 2016 directly from me. Offer ends November 30, 2016.




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Old World Charm with Banners for Christmas

By | November 12, 2016

Banners For Christmas


Tartan Plaid from the Warmth & Cheer Paper Stack has to be one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog. I love everything Scottish —including dogs. Plaid paired with the holiday tradition of mistletoe sweeps me away to Edinburgh, land of the castles, kilts and cattle.

To create my card, I first reached for the red plaid, knowing I was crafting a Christmas card. But the Garden Green and Delightful Dijon spark the same old world vibe, too. I love them all.

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Basic Black as the card base allows the tartans to take the reign. As untraditional as it sounds, Basic Black is just as festive as green and red.

Gold Foil peeking from behind the plaids makes the card royal.

It’s all in the details — the Very Vanilla oval was cropped with the new Stitched From the Heart Framelits.

Stamps and a framelit from Banners for Christmas made this project come together lickety split. For the banner, I inked in Basic Black and Cherry Cobble. For the mistletoe, I inked in VersaMark and used Gold Embossing Powder. The mistletoe was watercolored using Garden Green and Wink of Stella, Clear.



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New! Stitched From the Heart Framelits

By | November 8, 2016

I love little details on crafty projects. Details like faux stitching, which once required either dusting off the sewing machine or poking the piercing tool around a template, make a project authentically hand-made.

Stitched from the Heart Framelits make these little details a snap. The framelits will debut in June 2017 in the 2017-18 annual catalog, but Stampin’ Up! is offering a sneak peek and a chance to try them out now. The basic shapes — circles, squares and ovals — are designed with a detailed stitch that adds the little details that pump projects up to the next level.

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More good news! November Only: Stampin’ Up! is offering a sweet discount on select stamp sets that coordinate with Stitched from the Heart

Stitched Framelits


November Sale


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Stitched from the Heart

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Holiday Prepping on Crafting Saturday

By | November 6, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is most magical when it includes gifts and cards made with our own happy hands and heart.

Join me on Saturday, Nov. 19, for an afternoon crafting cards and holiday decor. Much of the prepping is ready for your final touch, making it stress-free to complete the hand-made projects in little time.

Choose from Three Projects


Set of 12 Christmas Cards

Stamp four of three designs featuring Hang Your Stockings, Santa’ Sleigh and
Banners for Christmas.



Candy Cane Lane Wreath


Forever Evergreen Project

Forever Evergreen Project Kit


For details and to register, click here. Deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 11.