Merry and Bright Cards & Sale

Today I have two Merry & Bright Cards to share with you AND the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Sale is TODAY!  It’s a one day sale on Tuesday, November 24th only.  Almost everything in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is on sale for 10% off.  Stamps, dies, cardstock and paper, tools, ribbons and embellishments!  Don’t Miss it!

There are some exclusions to the sale and you can see those below.

Speaking of Merry and Bright I have these two cards to show you today.  I featured these on my FB Live yesterday – 11/23/2020 – on my FB page.  See it here.

 

Supply List

  • #155167 Peace & Joy Bundle (Peace & Joy stamp set + Joy Dies)
  • #150653 Stitched Stars die
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #146976 Regals 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment (Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Shaded Spruce)
  • #153074 2020-2022 In Color 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment (Bumblebee, Just Jade)
  • #121045 Basic Black cardstock
  • #100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink
  • #150457 Holiday Basic Jewels
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #152344 Adhesive Sheets
  • #103579 Paper Snips
  • #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • #127853 Silicone Craft sheet
  • #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • #149655 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #102300 Bone Folder

The first one was in the Regals colors which are your more traditional holiday colors.  This second one is the same card using the Brights collection. I swapped out the card stock colors to #146975 Brights 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment (Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape) and the bling to be #152477 Artistry Blooms Sequins.  Everything else was the same.  And if you want to use this same design for a birthday card just switch out the words!

I hope you like these fun colorful cards.  They are the perfect design for using up thin scraps of cardstock – these are 1/4″ strips. 

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Joy to the World

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – Joy to the World. It’s a special kit that will be offered globally in all of our markets.  So Stampin’ Up! friends around the world will be able to enjoy this kit. 

This kit makes 8 beautiful Christmas cards.  And includes die cut pieces in three languages – English, German and French.  That means you can easily create cards for friends and family around the world that might speak these other languages.  My family is from Germany and my mom would love to send some of these out.  I have a kit saved just for her. 

I created some variations on these cards using the pieces in the kit.  One I added a different stamp set so it didn’t need to be a Christmas card.  The design and colors of the kit make it easy to use for holiday thank you and birthday cards too.  You’ll notice the size of this card is different – it’s what our European friends use as a standard card size.  Enjoy trying something different.

Wreath Card

This card uses the pieces from the kit just in a different combination.  I tied the twine directly around the wreath for a nice bow.  And I didn’t use either of the embossed pieces – just stuck with the gold banner and white label for my greeting. It’s a super quick idea.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • none – everything was in the Paper Pumpkin kit

Thank You Card

For this second card I decided the pieces would make a pretty non-Christmas card.  I pulled out a stamp set called Beautiful Autumn from the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog and used the Thank You on the white tag.  The die cut flowers are beautiful and since there were two per card if you use only one on a card that means you can make double the cards.  The Embossed piece looks like the retired Cable Knit embossing folder we used to have – so if you have that in your craft room you could create more pieces for additional cards – or substitute something else.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set

 

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

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Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. 

Coming in November – Jolly Gingerbread!  It’s going to be a sweet kit for sure so don’t miss it.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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12 Cards of Christmas – Card 3

So I’m a little behind.  March just kind of blew up with all this virus mess.  Which means I’m only on card 3 of my 12 Cards of Christmas.  But I’ll catch up at some point.  I’m continuing with my plan to get ahead on Christmas cards for December.  If you want to read more or see card 1 – go here.  And if you want to see card 2 – go here.  This is card 3 and I used the brand new Ornate Garden Suite! Yep I turned that flower filled suite into a Christmas card and I hope you like it.

For this Christmas Card I wanted to try using the Ornate Garden Suite and the designer series paper with the gold foil in it.  In order to make it a Christmas Card I paired it up with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  Everything I used on this card is current – but the Christmas stamp set I used is on the Last Chance list so grab it before it’s gone.  And the Ornate Garden Suite is an early release from the new catalog so you can order that now too. 

How I made it

The card base is Thick Whisper White with an Old Olive Layer that was embossed with the new Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. The next layer is a piece of Gold Foil that I cut with the new Ornate Layers Dies.  I cut a piece of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series paper to fit just inside the ornate frame piece.   

The words are stamped on a piece of Whisper White that was die cut with the So Sweetly Stitched Dies.  I stamped 3 flowers from the Ornate Style stamp set. And colored those with Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler – then fussy cut them with my Paper Snips.  I also cut some Gold Foil paper with one of the border dies in the Ornate Border Die set and used the delicate negative leaves to tuck under my flowers.  The flower centers are the Gilded Gems from the new suite. You can order all the products that I used for this card in my online store – the supply list is below.

 

Supply List

  • #152572 Ornate Style stamp set (part of Ornate Style bundle and Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #147702 Merry Christmas to All stamp set (Last Chance list)
  • #152726 Ornate Layers dies (part of Ornate Style bundle and Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #152724 Ornate Border dies (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #152488 Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • #152725 Ornate Flower 3D Embossing Folder (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #100702 Old Olive card stock
  • #132622 Gold Foil Sheets
  • #107301 Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • #147114 Early Espresso classic ink
  • #144597 Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo pack
  • #144598 Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Combo pack
  • #152478 Gilded Gems (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #104332 Snail Adhesive
  • #103579 Paper Snips
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like Card 3 of the 12 Cards of Christmas Challenge.  It is possible to use spring/floral products and create holiday cards!  I’m going to try to catch up in May and get two sets of cards done.  We shall see.  

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The 12 Cards of Christmas – Card 2

Remember in January I had a plan to design and make a Christmas card each month for the whole year.  It’s my plan to get ahead on Christmas cards for December.  If you want to read more or see card 1 – go here.  I’ve got two months done. So I wanted to share my February card with you. 

This card idea is actually from a swap card that I created using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set that is part of our Sale-A-Bration promotion.  I created a thank you card that has been very well loved, so I thought I can turn that idea into a Christmas card by changing up the colors.  And adding a different set for the sentiment.  Everything I used on this card is current – so if you don’t have it you can order it and make this card too.  I gathered up all my supplies, worked on all my pieces, and then sat and assembled everything – including stamping the inside of the card and a matching envelope. 

How I made it

The card base is Early Espresso with a white layer that was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I stamped the stem/leaf image in Mossy Meadow ink.  And then added flowers and berries in Merry Merlot.  I used the Small Bloom punch to punch out flowers from Merry Merlot card stock and stacked two together to make a flower.  To give the flower some curvature I like to put it on a Stampin’ Pierce mat and burnish the center with a stylus from the Take Your Pick tool – just roll it around in the center of each flower until they start to curl. 

Under the flower is a vellum circle – punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  And in the center of the flower is a Basic Rhinestone.  To finish I tied a little bow with some Mossy Meadow twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.  Celebrate the Season is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set that carried over from the Holiday catalog. You can order all the products that I used for this card in my online store – the supply list is below.

 

Supply List

  • #152290 Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration 2020)
  • #152316 Small Bloom Punch (free with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration 2020 – and it may also be available in the 20-21 Annual catalog)
  • #150513 Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • #143720 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • #119686 Early Espresso card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146979 Merry Merlot card stock
  • #101856 Vellum card stock
  • #107301 Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow classic ink
  • #147112 Merry Merlot classic ink
  • #147114 Early Espresso classic ink
  • #149485 Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
  • #144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • #126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • #144107 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #104332 Snail Adhesive
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

You could get everything on this list and it would be enough to get the stamp set and punch for free with your Sale-A-Bration rewards and earn Stampin’ Rewards (more free product).  Or if you have the basics like ink, card stock and adhesive then get the stamp set for free and use another stamp or die to create a flower.  I hope you like Card 2 of the 12 Cards of Christmas Challenge.  Next to plan my March card.  

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The 12 Cards of Christmas – Card 1

So Christmas came and went and I thought I was prepared for all the cards I wanted to mail out.  I was wrong.  This year I mailed out about 120 cards just before Christmas – short of the 170 on my list.  I told myself that I had to come up with a new system.  So I spent a while trying to figure out how to tackle making all my cards.  Normally I start creating Christmas cards late in the fall just before the holidays start.  I’ve never been a Christmas in July person.  But this year I’m trying something new – making Christmas cards all year long! 

Here is my plan: 

One day each month I’ll design, cut, stamp, and assemble a set of Christmas cards.  If I plan to make 12 cards (one design) each month, in December that would give me 144 cards.  Then I’ll add the normal cards from my classes leading up to the holidays.  So each month I’ll share my card and if you’d like to join me in this card challenge you can copy my card or create your own.  Let me know how many you are making.  Let’s start with January’s card.

This card I cased from another demonstrator – Ashley VanCamp.  I had saved her version and decided to tweak it for my 12 Cards of Christmas project.  I wanted to stick to current products.  And yes everything I used on this card is current – so if you don’t have it you can order it and make this card too.  I gathered up all my supplies, worked on all my pieces, and then sat and assembled everything – including stamping the inside of the card and a matching envelope. 

The front layer is Shimmery White card stock.  I started by using my Aqua-painter filled with water and getting the front wet.  Then came back with the Aqua-painter loaded with Balmy Blue ink and water colored the background.  To speed up the drying I used my heat tool.  I stamped Shaded Spruce trees from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set.  Those were punched with the Pine Tree Punch and a vellum tree and a white tree.  Using the Word Wishes dies, I cut “Merry” out of Gold Foil.  Christmas comes from the A Wish For Everything stamp set – stamped on a scrap of white and I just cut straight around the word.  The card is finished with Linen Thread and Gold Metallic Pearls. You can order all the products that I used for this card in my online store – the supply list is below.

Supply List

  • #149418 Perfectly Plaid stamp set
  • #149521 Pine Tree Punch
  • #149320 A Wish For Everything stamp set (available as a bundle)
  • #149629 Word Wishes Dies (available as a bundle)
  • #146982 Balmy Blue card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #101910 Shimmery White card stock
  • #101856 Vellum card stock
  • #132622 Gold Foil Sheets
  • #107301 Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • #147088 Shaded Spruce classic ink
  • #147168 Balmy Blue classic ink refill
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #146282 Metallic Pearls
  • #103954 Aqua Painter
  • #129053 Heat Tool
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

So that’s Card 1 of the 12 Cards of Christmas Challenge.  Now to start thinking what I want to use for February. 

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Maui Achievers October Blog Hop

Hello.  I’m joining the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.  It’s my first time to hop with this group and the first month of the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I’m so excited to have earned this incentive trip and go on one of my bucket list trips.  And equally excited to join this blog hop for the first time – let’s hope that I got everything right!

This was one of the projects that we made at my Fall Retreat earlier this month.  It’s a quick project and can easily be adapted for other holiday’s or occasions.  You can watch my FB Live from October 14th to see how I made this fun tic tac holders – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/2198657496906978/

Snowman Tic Tac Treat Holder

This project uses a 2″ wide strip of card stock and a tag topper punch.  Add a wrapped piece of Designer Series Paper and ribbon at the top.  These would be quick and easy to make.  See below for the supplies and measurements.

Supply List

  • #102482 Real Red cardstock 2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 3-7/8″, 4-5/8″
  • #149518 Delightful Tag Topper
  • #150393 Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, score so the front section is 2″ and then either side is 3/4″, and the back will overlap
  • #150426 Real Red Curly Ribbon – tie the ends in a knot after you cut it so they don’t unravel
  • #150644 Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies
  • #150460 Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • #147084 Real Red Ink
  • #110755 Multi-purpose Liquid Glue
  • Trimmer (coming soon)
  • Die cutting machine

The Blog Hop Continues

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