Christmas in September ~ this is a good time to plan the cards we’re going to make and send, that way we’ll be ready in plenty of time! Today I have a great card to show you. It’s easy and you can make lots of them in a flash!
Our stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, is your best friend! In the video I will show you a technique to create the repeating pattern you see on the card.
You saw in the video the ready-to-use Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes. For making large numbers of cards these are a no brainer!
Do you have a Stamparatus? It will revolutionize your stamping experience! I love mine and, as you can see, I use it all the time!
If you have a Stamparatus — GET READY — because on October 1st we are going to have Stamparatus Accessories!!! That’s right, cute little grid sheets that fit perfectly, new clear plates and mats! Be watching for more news!
Look at the way those stamped images line up so perfectly! Really, it looks so professional doesn’t it?
Hope this gives you some ideas for your own holiday cards! Grab the Stamparatus now, before you start those cards!
Do you like banners? I do! I like tiny ones on cards, medium ones you could hang in your guest room or restroom :-), and large ones you can hang on your tree or fireplace! I like them all!
When I first saw page 8 of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, I fell in love with this cutie, so I set out to case it (copy and share everything)! This banner is what I would consider a medium-sized banner and I’m going to hang it in my craft room 🙂
You can make this easy banner by cutting strips of designer series paper 2-1/2″ wide x 4″ long. Then you just decorate your little strips! The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper has some really pretty plaids that are great for this banner.
The letters were cut with the Large Letters Framelits. If you don’t have these dies, I highly recommend you get them ~ they are so useful!
I’ve used these for birthdays and anniversaries ~ and banners!
My favorite thing about these cute little rectangles is the adorable doilies at the top of each piece. They are created using the Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies! This die set has a doily in it ~ love, love!! I got this die set JUST because of the doily die!! (Is that bad??)
The 3/16″ Braided Linen Thread is perfect for hanging this banner. And the color is very understated – it doesn’t compete with the pretty colors of the banner.
Well, it’s officially started ~ my holiday projects. I just can’t believe it’s almost October! Yikes! But, I have all these gorgeous papers and dies and stamps, and ribbons…and I like to get ahead of things, don’t you?
Thank you for stopping by today! Let me know what you think of today’s project, I love your comments!
This bundle is sure to brighten up your holiday card making with fun! You can stamp and punch old-fashioned tree bulbs all over the place!
Save 10%when you purchase the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and Christmas Bulb Builder Punch as a bundle.
The stamp with the string of lights is amazingly easy to stamp. I didn’t think I could stamp it straight all the way down the card, but it really worked. Even without using the Stamparatus it was easy. And coloring in these festive strings of lights is fun! I used Stampin’ Blends in four different colors. One of the colors is the same as the card base and the tree, so the colors on the card coordinate beautifully!
The 3-D tree was cut with the In the Woods Framelit Dies. I think this is such a wonderful die, I love the way you can pop up the branches 🙂
And what do you think of the cute bulb on the top of the tree? You can’t see it very well but there’s a star inside the bulb. And with the punch you can punch out the bulb separately from the little top knot electrical thingy (??). What DO you call that part anyway? If you know the name of that thing, leave me a comment. 🙂 Well, I punched this one out of Gold Glimmer Paper to give it some sparkle!
To create the sentiment, I simply stamped it on a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Whisper White card stock and snipped each word apart with my Paper Snips.
Here’s a quick peek of how I went crazy on the inside of the card – ha! I love the stamp at the bottom end of the light bulbs — a shine stamp? It’s super cute. These bulbs should bring a smile to anyone who opens this card!
Why shop with me? As my customer you can earn Pretty Paper Rewards and a FREE stamp set! Find out more.
Don’t you love this reindeer? Oh my gosh, as if the curly antlers weren’t enough, there’s the adorable swirly leaf patterned body! I really think this is one of the prettiest stamp sets in the catalog!
For today’s card I used Very Vanilla, Gold, and Berry Burst as my color palette. Very Vanilla and Gold are classic Christmas colors and the Berry Burst is red with a pink twist – and you know pink is my favorite color 🙂
This is one of those bundles where every stamp and die is great on it’s own. Look at the little grazing deer stamp and die ~ so sweet. And the die set has some little flowers that are both open and closed. There are several dies of each flower so you can cut quite a few at a time! I’ve used the open flowers for accents on today’s card.
There is a great border stamp that is super versatile. Here I’ve used it on the top and bottom of the card, and on the envelope.
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This designer series paper is ONLY AVAILABLE this month when you place an order of $250 and up (total excludes shipping and tax). You’ll earn this exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, FREE! PLUS, you will earn a minimum of 10% in Stampin’ Rewards! Yippee!
Oh my goodness, I can’t believe this beautiful bundle will only be available for 2 more days! That’s right, it’s only available until August 31st! That’s why I wanted to remind you today – if you haven’t ordered this bundle yet, you must! ORDER IT HERE!
The Blended Seasons Bundle is a special release only available for the month of August. We’ve been informed that it will not carry over – that’s why I wanted to give you another good look at this wonderful bundle. There’s so much it can do! Here’s a close up look at the stamps and dies:
For today’s card I’ve used the Christmas items in the bundle: the holly and the bells. And I’ve colored them with the fabulous Stampin’ Blends! I’ve added some vertical lines on the bells just for fun!
This card was created for the What Will You Stamp Challenge for this week – everyone is supposed to use this stamp set. Click the graphic below to pop over there and see all the other things you can do with this stamp set!
Have you made any Christmas cards yet? This is only my second one of the season, but I know there will be many more 🙂
Don’t forget – these are also the last 2 days for you to get a $5 coupon to use in September – when the Holiday Catalog comes out! Just place an order for $50 and get a $5 coupon! Yippee!
It’s the last day of my Sneak Peek week, and today I want to share with you a vintage angel Christmas stamp set called Angels On Earth!
Here the angel is set on a panel of Merry Merlot card stock embossed with my new favorite embossing folder, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It mimics the tin ceiling tiles you see in some older homes. Very vintage. I LOVE it!
I have to tell you that I’ve copied (case’d) this card from the Holiday Catalog. I absolutely loved it the minute I saw it, and have been waiting to get my new items to try it out!
Angels on Earth Stamp Set
The flourishes in the stamp set are so pretty. I used them in two corners of the card and then I used the long flourish on the edges of the card. I used Merry Merlot ink and some Copper Shimmer Paint (available in the new catalog).
Keep those wish lists going…definitely add today’s products!
~ And, the Winner Is ~
Thank you all so much for leaving comments on yesterday’s card! One of those people who left a comment will WIN the card and I will send it to them in the mail!
I used the Random Selector on line to choose the winner. And the winner is…KATHY BEEMER! Kathy commented:
“I love Christmas…. Even in August.”
Thank you Kathy! Please email me your mailing address and I will get yesterday’s card out to you right away! And thank you all for your comments! You really know how to encourage a girl 🙂
Remember, all this month you can earn coupons with your orders of $50 or more, and the coupons will be available to use in September! The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 5 – perfect timing to use your coupons! For every $50 retail product order (before shipping and taxes), you earn a $5 coupon. Order $100, get 2 coupons! There’s no limit to how many coupons you can earn! They will come to you via email, so be sure to save every email from Stampin’ Up! as this will be your only evidence of your coupons!