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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity Bundle

September 14, 2020

I love a Christmas Bundle with Jesus as the main character, can I hear an Amen?
So, the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity was a must get for me:)

I added some texture by embossing the sky and sand with my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. The sky is embossed with the Tasteful Textiles EF and the sand is embossed with the Subtle EF. That gave me a great canvas to place my nativity scene on. Just so things stood out, I picked colors that stood out against each other. The stable is Early Espresso, the sand is Crumb Cake, the sky is Seaside Spray, and the palm trees are Old Olive- I just colored the trunks with my Dark Soft Suede Blend. I used Very Vanilla to stamp Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and the donkey.

I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the two sentiments together on the Stitched Oval Die. Did you notice how the hooves on this donkey are lighter? I darkened the ones in the first pic- is there any big difference to you?

 The sentiment on the inside is a simple reminder to keep His light in our hearts all year long:)

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Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder

August 31, 2020

 I knew when I got the NEW 3D Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder, I wanted to emboss foil!

I used a lovely sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season with the  NEW Snowflake Splendor Ribbon and the Adhesive Backed Snowflakes.

I was inspired by a card l received last year from my friend, Emily Turner. I was so taken with it as were so many of my stamping girls!

Emily used Seaside Spray Cardstock, Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil, and Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon with Seaside Spray Ribbon layered on top of it. She scattered silver Metallic Pearls on it, too! Everything is still current since SU brought back the DSP and ribbon.  But, she did heat emboss the sentiment  from Toile Christmas with Iridescent Ice but you could CASE it with White Embossing Powder:)

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Stampin’ Up! Gnome for the Holidays Surprise Gatefold Card Video Tutorial

August 5, 2020

I was never really drawn to GNOMES but the Stampin’ Up! Gnome for the Holidays
is just too darn cute!!!

I am now a Gnome lover!

This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s Surprise Gatefold Technique,
I modified mine a bit to make it even easier!

Check out my video showing how to make this easy card:

NOTE: Be sure to line up your pattern on your Designer Series Paper on each side of the gatefolds.I fixed mine in my photos but you will notice I had the paper upside down and the plaid pattern was not lined up!!! Also, to center the gnome on the right gatefold so it is covered by the left larger square, turn him over onto the larger left rectangle not upside down!

I just love the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint! Fun, fun, fun!

Some cuties on the inside to finish the card:)


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Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored in 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″ on the 11″ side
Two Squares on front (house): 2-7/8″ bordering a 2-5/8″
Two squares on the inside (gnome): 2-5/8″ bordering a 2-3/8″
Cardstock border on gatefolds: 2-1/2″ x 4″
DSP on gatefolds: 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
1/2″ strip for sentiment



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2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch

Stampin’ Up! Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley- a returning favorite!

July 10, 2020

More Christmas in July…with some product I got last year and never played with until a few days ago! The Stampin’ Up! Most Wonderful Time of Year is a returning favorite.

I am thrilled I pulled out this Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley. It is beautiful!!!
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley will be available in the Holiday Catalog on August 4. The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley  includes: the Most Wonderful Time of the Year stamp set/dies, 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (8 each of 6 double-sided designs), 12 gold foil card fronts (4 each of 3 designs),  7 sticker sheets, 10 yards of white/fold tinsel trim, and 58 gold adhesive-backed faceted stars.

The deer is from one of the sticker sheets.

You can order the whole Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley OR you can just get the REFILL kit without the stamp set/dies and tinsel. Personally, I think the DSP with gold foil accents in the REFILL kit is the BOMB and easily used with other stamp sets!! Make sure to check it out when the catalog goes live on August 4th!!!

I used a sentiment from the returning stamp set Merry Moose. The sentiment seemed to go so well with the calm and serene DSP on the front.

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Stampin’ Up Pretty Pavilion with Christmas Layers Dies

December 2, 2019



Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is almost here! Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits.  Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. More information on December 3!


Now, Isn’t this card just lovely?

One of my talented friends and a SU Team Member, Beth Garcia, made this gorgeous card using
the Pretty Pavilion Bundle in the Annual Catalog and the and the Christmas Layers Dies in the Holiday Catalog.

Beth went all out of this beauty… she used the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder on Shimmery White Paper for the background…Silver Foil for the Christmas Layers Dies… and Wink of Stella on the pavilion roof looks so amazing in person! Oh, and the Feels Like Frost DSP on the inside of the Pavilion!

The Christmas Layers Dies are bundled with the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set…a definite keeper for the stamping tool box!


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