Hand Made Cards

Candy Cane Lamp Post

I pulled out a stamp set I hadn't used yet.
Christmas Magic stamp set is an amazing set.
I flew past it in the catalog many times
and finally I had to order it.

It gives you a very vintage look.
I paired it with the diagonal stripe Seasonal Masks
for a candy cane look.

Christmas MagicCard Directions:
1.  Card Base -- Real Red -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Black -- 4" x 5 1/4"
3.  Whisper White -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
4.  Garden Green -- cut out scallop circle using Layering Circles
cut scallop circle in half
5.  Real Red -- cut out scallop circle using Layering Circles
cut scallop circle in half
6.  Black -- 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
7.  Whisper White -- 2" x 3 1/4"
stamp lamp post with Stazon ink
color with Garden Green and Real Red markers
8. Garden Green -- cut out with Layering Ovals
9.  Whisper White -- stamp greeting with Stazon ink
cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits

That's it -- you are done.

Merry Medley meets Paisleys

For today's card I used the Merry Medley stamp set.
I bought two of the Merry Medley stamp set -- one I use
as is but the other one -- look out.
I cut it all apart so I had individual words and
phrases.  This gives you LOTS of stamps for your money.

Merry Medley
Card Directions:
1.  Card Bases -- Emerald Envy -- 4 1/4" x 11"
2.  Whisper White -- 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
use Sponger Brayer and Emerald Envy ink to roll ink on background
stamp "noel" strip with Emerald Envy ink
3.  Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon -- 6"
4.  Cherry Cobbler -- 2" x 4"
punch end with Triple Banner Punch
5.  Whisper White -- 1 7/8" x 3 7/8"
punch end with Triple Banner Punch
stamp image by inking up stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy markers.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!!
That's what I want to tell each of you.

For today's card we used the Seasonal Masks
to create our cable knit background and
Stitched with Cheer stamp set for the
greeting and images.

Stitched with CheerCard Directions:
1.  Card Base - Emerald Envy - 4 1/4" x 11"
2.  Real Red - 4" x 5 1/4"
3.  Whisper White -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
use Sponge Brayer and Emerald Envy ink to roll color through mask

4.  Gold Metallic Foil Doily
5.  Real Red scrap -- cut out circle using the Layering Circles framelits
6.  Whisper White scrap -- cut out circle with Stitched Shapes framelits
stamp greeting with Real Red ink and little stars with Emerald Envy
7.  Real Red -- 1 1/8" x 2 7/8"
8.  Emerald Envy -- 1" x 2 3/4"
stamp trees with Emerald Envy ink

This is a pretty quick card once you have your background papers made.

Merry Mice - Seasonal Masks

Last night I held my final Christmas
Stamp-a-Stack Class.
This month we focused on the
Seasonal Masks and the Sponge Brayers.
What a great time everyone had.
They really enjoyed learning
"kind of a technique".

With the Seasonal Masks we made our
own background cardstock.

The first card used the dotted mask.
We used the Sponge Brayer to add
Real Red ink to Real Red Cardstock.

Merry Mice
Card Directions:
1.  Card Base -- Dapper Denim -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Whisper White -- 4" x 5 1/4"
3.  Real Red -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
4.  Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon -- 6"
5.  Dapper Denim -- 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"
6.  Whisper White -- 2 1/4" x 3"
stamp mouse with Stazon Ink
color with markers:
Sahara Sand -- mouse body
Pink Pirouette -- ears & nose
Dapper Denim - sweater
Soft Suede -- pants
Delightful Dijon -- star & ornament
Real Red -- ornament
Wild Wasabi -- three
7.  Whisper White -- 3/4" x 2 1/2"
stamp greeting with Stazon ink

Christmas Pines

As people are starting to put up their Christmas
trees you can smell the pine scent.
It's in my head because our tree is an
artificial one but it's all about the mood
you create.

Today's card features the Pretty Pines Thinlits
and the Christmas Pines stamp set (today is the
last day to save 25% on this stamp set).

The designer paper is This Christmas,
which is a great bargain.
You get 4 sheets of each design - 24 sheets
in one package -- that's a lot of cards.

Christmas Pines

Supply List

Be sure to come back tomorrow.
Close Out Sale
Sale starts Thursday, December 1st!!!
I will post the list of all items on sale.
Did you see -- some of them are 60%!!!
That's a BIG DEAL!!

Merry Mice Card Set

Today is the last day to save
during the Online Extravaganza but
you still have two days of 25% off
select stamp sets.
Don't forget to order the
Merry Mice
stamp set.
These little guys are so darn cute.
I just love every card I see with them.

Today's card was part of a shoe box
card swap that I participated in.
The card was designed by team
member, Sheila.
Sheila actually designed a set
of Merry Mice -- a regular size card,
a 3" x 3" card and a gift tag.
Merry Mice Card
Isn't this the cutest!!!
She used the Warmth & Cheer designer paper
and the Cable Knit embossing folder to
help highlight the mice.
Merry Mice 3 x 3
I love this singing mouse the most.
He makes me want to start
singing at the top of my lungs --
Merry Mice Tag
Last but not least is the gift tag.
I had to hang it on an ornament stand
to you could really see it.

Now don't you agree, this is a must have stamp set.
It's part of the 25% off stamp sale but only
through Wednesday -- it's only $12.75.

Sale: $19.50

Price: $26.00

Sale: $12.75

Price: $17.00

Sale: $17.25

Price: $23.00

Flurry of Wishes

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I spent the day with family and then some
fun, crazy Black Friday shopping with my daughter.
It really is time to "hunker down" and get ready
for Christmas.  If we do a little each day it won't
seem so exhausting.  Let's get our Christmas
cards ready to go in the mail by the end of this next week.

Here's another card sample to help you along.
Today's was created by team member, Roseann.
Roseann used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set
and coordinating Snow Flurry punch.

Flurry of WishesThese two items are bundled together
and discounted during tomorrow's
Item #146008 -- $31.20
(you must use this item number to get the sale price)

Stampin' Up!'s very own CYBER MONDAY SALE!!!
Remember -- this sale is a FLASH SALE
it's good for 24-hours or while supplies last
Monday, November 28th.

The Magnetic Platform will be 35% off during this Flash Sale
ONLY $26 -- Item #130658
Bell Punch -- 40% off -- Item #141846  $10.80
Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack -- 40% off -- Item #141657 $6.00

Frosted Medallion


Today's card was planned as a Christmas card
but as I was getting ready to do this post and
I read the greeting I realized this card could be
used for any occasion -- including Thanksgiving,
as I wish you the happiest of days!!!
Frosted Medallion
Card Directions:
1.  Card Base - Night of Navy -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2. Fancy Frosted Specialty Designer Paper -- 4" x 5 1/4"
3.  Vellum Cardstock -- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
stamp the medallion from Frosted Medallions stamp set with Versa Mark
heat emboss with White Embossing Powder
4.  Marina Mist -- cut out circle using Layering Circles (approx. 2 1/2")
5.  Whisper White -- 1/2" x 4"
stamp greeting with Night of Navy ink
6. Night of Navy -- 1/2" x 5"