Thursday, November 25, 2021

Christmas Card on Turkey Day

 My back is better! Yay!! Sooooo I'm back at it! Before I began work in the kitchen today, I made another Christmas Card. This is a Z fold using the Sparkle of the Season bundle and the Painted Prints DSP.


Sparkle of the Season

Card Stock

Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, Basic White, Painted Christmas DSP


Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent


Seasonal Swirls Dies

All measurements in inches

  1. Card Base: Evening Evergreen 4-1/4: x 11” scored at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4
    folded as shown

  2. Designer Series Paper: 3-1/4 x 2-1/4 for front and 3-3/4 x 2-3/4 for inside

  3. Basic White:                   4 x 5-1/4 for inside

          • 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 on Cherry Cobbler front flap

          • 2-1/2 x 4 front of card base

          • 1/2 x 3-1/2 for greeting

  1. Cherry Cobbler: 3-3/4 x 2-3/4 for front flap

  2. Use the holly wreath die to cut out one from Evening Evergreen and one from Soft Succulent both 4 x 4

  3. Diecut cherry cobbler holly berries

  4. Stamp “Merry Christmas” with Cherry Cobbler ink onto the Basic White strip.  Flag the ends or cut one end on an angle. 

  5. Lay the Evening Evergreen card base horizontally with the two scores to the left hand side.

  6. Adhere the 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Basic White cardstock to the right side of the Evening Evergreen card base, the side with no scoring. 

  7. Adhere the 3-3/4 x 2-3/4 piece of DSP to the far right of the basic white inside

  8. Layer the piece of 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 Basic White onto the Cherry Cobbler for the front flap.

  9. Layer the 2-1/4 x 3-3/4 DSP onto the 2-1/2 x 4 Basic White for the left side of Evening Evergreen card base front. The score line/fold should be next to this

  10. Using adhesive on only the left hand side of the Cherry Cobbler piece, adhere to the very front of the card when it is folded as shown.

  11. Layer both wreaths on top of each other & adhere to the left side of the front. 

  12. Use Stampin’ dimensionals to adhere the Merry Christmas banner

  13. Add the diecut holly berries with glue.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Last Chance for July- Dec. Mini Catalog


The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.


  • Starts: 1 December 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT)

  • Ends: 3 January 2022 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Last Christmas Card This Season

 I think this is my last Christmas Card this season. My back has me waaaay out of commission, so a scaled back Christmas card list will sadly become reality this year.


Basic White Thick, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Soft Succulent, Painted Christmas DSP


Real Red, Soft Suede, Real Red Stampin' Blend marker


White Crinkled Seam Binding


Seasonal Swirls Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, 2-1/2” Circle Punch

  1. Basic White card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4

  2. 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 DSP

  3. Two 1/2 x 5-1/4 strips of coordinating DSP – adhere strips behind each side of the larger DSP

  4. Diecut Christmas wreath from Garden Green 3-1/4 x 3-1/4

  5. Punch circle from 3 x 3-1/4 Basic White, adhere wreath on top

  6. Stamp two pinecones in 1 x 1 Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cs then diecut

  7. Basic White Banner 1/2 x 3-1/4 stamp greeting in red ink

  8. Diecut two berry clusters from Poinsettia Dies 2 x 4-1/4 Real Red

  9. Diecut two leaf clusters 3 x 2-3/4 Soft Succulent from Forever Flourishing dies

  10. Color 9” of ribbon with Stampin' Blend, then tie in bow

Seasonal Sale

Seasonal Sale

Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies.  Click Here for Sale Flyer


  • The sale will run for three days only.

  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.

  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.

  • Please note that items available vary by market based on shipping constraints and product availability.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Booze Boxes

 I just love these stocking stuffers! I learned how to make them from fellow Demo, Deseree Krumm.

Here are my directions:

Deseree has a video if you'd like to see it here, although her measurements are different than mine because we used different types of mini bottles.