Farmhouse Christmas Day 4

I hope you had a great weekend.  It has been cold and rainy here – pretty yucky really.  But no snow or ice so far.  Last year we had snow on this same weekend – and we don’t really get much snow – so that was unusual.  Anyway on to our next Farmhouse Christmas Project.  I have another card for you that was one of the 8 from my fall retreat.  This one uses the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and pairs it with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  It was an idea I found online.

This one is easy – pick the patterned paper that you like – if you like both sides of a pattern this idea works well – you just cut off a strip and flip it over for the front of the card.  Stamp the words that you want from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and fussy cut around them.  The mixed fonts is very popular right now.  Then add a bow with the coordinating twine. 

Supply List

  • Merry Christmas to All stamp set
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler ink
  • Paper Snips
  • Mini Dimenstionals
  • Glue dot

This would be a quick one to make a whole stack of.  I hope you like it.

Right now we have a year end closeout sale going on.  Many items from the Holiday Catalog will be retiring when it ends on January 2nd and some are even discounted right now.  The paper and the twine I used are retiring. 

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Festive Farmhouse Jar – Day 3

One of my favorite things about the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat is to surprise everyone with little gifts throughout the weekend.  For the Farmhouse theme there were tons of ideas online and in the stores.  I even managed to find the little red truck with a tree in the back – these were ornaments that I decided to use to make a little decor piece.  This idea is floating around online in a variety of places.

I actually used glue dots under the four tires of the truck to anchor in to the bottom of the jar.  Then sprinkled in some “snow” that I found at the store.  I decorated the lid with a circle of the Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and some of the striped burlap ribbon.  I added a simple tag made from banners and tied them on with the Farmhouse Cotton Twine. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas stamp set
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Festive Farmhouse Cardstock Pack
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Triple Banner Punch
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Glue Dots
  • 1-3/4″ Circle punch
  • Layering Circle Framelits
  • Tear & Tape

This little jar makes a cute desk decoration or gift for a neighbor.  Enjoy!

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Farmhouse Christmas Day 1

Earlier in the fall I held my Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  The theme was Farmhouse Christmas and I used that suite of products for the little gifts and all the projects we made.  I don’t think that I ever shared them here on my blog. Many of the projects were inspired from other other demonstrator ideas or from decor or crafty ideas I found online. Places like Pinterest and Instagram and magazines provide lots of inspiration.  I have 12 different projects to share so I thought I would do a 12 days of Farmhouse Christmas! 

So here we go with day 1 – this card idea came from a non-Stampin’ Up! card that I found online.  It’s similar to another layout that I’ve used quite a bit lately. 

For this card I’ve used the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, and the Galvanized Buttons from the Festive Farmhouse Suite.  The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set – I just love the size of this and the mixed fonts.  I think the Sprig punch also fits well in this suite of products although you will find it with the Joyous Noel suite in the Holiday Catalog.

Supply List

  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Galvanized Buttons
  • Merry Christmas to All stamp set
  • Sprig Punch
  • Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Memento Black ink
  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock
  • Mini glue dots
  • Paper Snips

For this card the measurements are

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla card stock 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″

Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the front of the Very Vanilla Thick card base.  Stamp the sentiment on the Very Vanilla layer at an angle in the corner of the card stock.  Then adhere that layer to the front of the card so that the words are straight and the layer hangs off the edge of the card.  Use Paper Snips to trim off the excess around the edge of the card front.  Punch three sprigs and attach with glue dots to the card.  The button is also added with a glue dot.

This one actually turned out to be my favorite card from the 8 that we made.  It’s another card design that would be easy to switch out the designer paper for other designs. 

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A Quick Holiday Treat

I have a super quick Holiday Treat idea for you today.  And this one would be easy to adapt for other occasions too – and other colors.  I used Lindor Truffles – I used the red ones and the gold colored ones for this treat.


I put two truffles in a cello bag – its’ the 3″ x 6″ sized in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I tied it shut with a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog.  Tie a knot first.  Then add a wood star from the Hearts & Stars Elements in the Annual Catalog.  There are three sizes of stars and hearts that are open.  The one I used here is the largest star.  And there are 6 of each one in the package along with solid ones. – 72 total pieces.  I also added a piece of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim – also in the Annual Catalog.  Then finish your bow.

That’s it.  If you wanted you could add a stamped tag – but I didn’t.  These were the little gifts at my last stamp a stack class.

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Have a great day!


Sweet Treats for Christmas

The Christmas around the World Designer Series Paper has a variety of prints including this one filled with sweet holiday treats.  I’ve been working my way through this paper and the various prints.  I may just finish up what I have with a card design for the Ronald McDonald house next week.  I’ll be headed there with some other demonstrators to stamp with the guests at the house.  Perhaps I’ll use this card design and just let them choose their own prints from the paper pack.


This card was part of my stamp a stack classes and I would change a few things if I use if for the Ronald McDonald house.  Because the kids and adults are usually not familiar with stamping and making cards I try to keep it as simple as possible.

Here is what I did on this card (with notes on what I might change):

  • Soft Suede card stock is the card base
  • A 4″ x 4″ square of Designer Paper is on the top (I use this size to get the most out of one 12×12 sheet.  (for RMHC I’ll use various designs that I have left from the pack)
  • A 4″ x 1-1/4″ strip of Real Red card stock.
  • A piece of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine is tied around the card and in a bow. (for RMHC I will either leave this off completely or perhaps pre-tie a box and have them stick on with a mini glue dot)
  • A Real Red scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circle Framelits Dies (I pre-cut these for class and would do the same for RMHC)
  • A Whisper White stitched circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ( I pre-cut these for class and would do the same for RMHC – I might switch out for a plain circle so if they stamp near an edge the stitching wouldn’t be in the image)
  • The stamp is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  (for RMHC I’ll likely pull out a few other sentiments in case I need something that doesn’t say Christmas for someone there.)  I used Soft Suede ink.
  • I added a little gold metallic star (for RMHC I’ll probably leave this off only because I don’t have enough for them to put these on the card)
  • Then there are two little Garden Green holly leaves tucked under the circle.  These are from the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  (I’ll precut these and have them stuck to glue dots for the RMHC)

A group of us goes once a month to our local Ronald McDonald House – well for me it’s about 45 min away.  I missed last month so I’m looking forward to being there and seeing the holiday decorations at the house.

Don’t miss out on some of these great products from the holiday catalog – they will be retiring soon – Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Watercolor Christmas stamp set.


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Tree Tags & Free Shipping

Last Friday I was scheduled to have a Wrap Up the Holidays class but mother nature didn’t like that idea.  Instead we had snow!  Which is not normal for us – I live in Georgia – we average maybe 1-2″ of snow in a whole year and that’s usually in Jan/Feb time frame – occasionally in March.  Rarely in December.  But this weekend we got about 8″ of snow at my house!  So since my class was cancelled I decided to be brave and do a FB Live on my Stamping Together At Monika’s Place Facebook page instead.  It was my first real one on my page where I showed a project.  You can visit my page to watch it if you haven’t already.

Here is the project that I made.


It’s a set of tags featuring the Card Front Builder Thinlits dies and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also made a little box to hold the tags.

You can get written instructions here – Tree Tags and Box

Then on Sunday I got an email from Stampin’ Up! that they are offering a surprise Free Shipping day on Monday – December 11th – that’s today!

It’s a Surprise from Stampin’ Up! FREE SHIPPING!
24 hours only Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (MT).
– if you just need one small item or a whole cart load – order on Monday and it ships free!

Use the Host Code = Y6DEERDN when you checkout. For orders over $25 I’ll mail you the consumable supplies to make the tag project above.
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