Cards - Christmas & Winter

Sunday Sketches SS016 - Cookie Cutter Christmas by Stampin' Up!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com 2
Do you remember the story of the Ginger Bread Man it dates back to 1875.  According to the author (whose name is unknown) it was told to her children by a nanny who didn't know where it came from but was told to her when she was young.  

My Grandmother use to read the story to me and I can hear her voice as she would read " I can run away from you I can I can!"

Picture Story-Book Nine Stories

It was from the vintage story book "Picture Story-Book Nine Stories" published in 1933.  I still have this special book and cherish the memories spent with my Grandma.   The holidays always make one think of those special times. 

I decided to stamp today's card using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set for my Sunday Sketches Card.

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Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: Side Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" - Top Fold 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Next Layer: 4" x 5 1/4" 
  • Next Layer: 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Oval: 3 1/4" tall

Sunday Sketches SS016 Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Punch by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz

Let your imagination run wild! 

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com

For the card base I used the Whisper White Thick cardstock which is a bit heavy and makes an base for your card.  The patterned paper is from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper collection.  

The embossing on the Crumb Cake Cardstock was made with the Sizzix Big Shot and the Holly Embossing Folder.  

The oval was made using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Big Shot.  I stamped the ginger bread cookie in Soft Suede and punched it out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and embellished his cheeks with Real Red Enamel Shapes.

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - 12 Weeks of Christmas

It's Border Buddies Saturday and Christmas Eve and our Final 12 Weeks of Christmas Card share.  How the time flies!

It is a busy time of year and today many of you will be celebrating Christmas.  We have a white Christmas here in Minnesota.  One of the traditions Tom and I enjoy each year is watching White Christmas along with popcorn of course.  We never get tired of watching it.  We had been married several years before we realized it was each others favorite Christmas movie.  

Candy Cane Lane Paper and Suite Sayings stamp set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com 3

The little gingerbread house has lots of white for Christmas. I cut it out from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and layered it on the circle and scallop circle that I cut out using the Big Shot & the Layering Circle Framelits.  Nothing sets off a card like some Gold Glimmer paper it just really adds a little WOW factor! 

Candy Cane Lane Paper and Suite Sayings stamp set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com

I colored the sentiment from the Suite Seasons stamp set in Delightful Dijon, Real Red and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers.  The Delightful Dijon really matched the gold nicely.  

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas Eve and hope you are able to spend it with family and friends!

 

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12 Weeks of Christmas Week 11 - Christmas Pines

Christmas Pines Stamp Set Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week.

Patsy and I have had so much fun bringing you a different Christmas themed card for the past 10 weeks.  Today is my last week as Patsy will wrap our 12 Weeks of Christmas up next Saturday.  We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have had bringing this special series to you!

Today's card uses the Christmas Pines Stamp Set and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  You can bundle these two products together and save 10%.  These stamps and thinlits will be carried forward from the Holiday catalogue and will continue to be available, however, they will not be bundled for savings.  So you'll want to pick these up before January 4 to save!

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I love the details in the dies and this card features the pinecones cut from Silver Foil paper.  Silver always adds that touch of elegance to any card and when matched with Whisper White just reminds me of a snowy day.

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I love the size of the greeting in this set and it's embossed in silver to match the pinecones. The boughs are a two step stamp which allows you to add dimension when you stamp one on top of the other.  The card features Emerald Envy and Bermuda Bay which aren't a traditional combination but work lovely together on this card.

The stamps and thinlits are part of the Presents & Pinecones suite of products and include the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper which is currently offered at 30% off the regular price.

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  • Item #141986
  • 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • acid free, lignin free

Download 12 Weeks of Christmas - Christmas Pines PDF Instructions

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12 Weeks of Christmas Week 10 - Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Snowman

Hello Stamper's

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.

Growing up in  Minnesota most of us looked forward to the first snowfall to make a snowman.  Our granddaughter Alayna is the one who patiently waits for snow.  This year we had the perfect snow a few weeks ago with just under a foot of wet snow falling.  School was cancelled so Alayna spent the day with us.  

First Snowfall

Grandpa and her spent the afternoon outside shoveling and making a snowman.  I watched while I stamped from my nice cozy stamp room.

Jolly Friends Stamp Set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits by Stampin' Up! Border Buddies 2

It seemed only fitting to make a holiday card using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to create a Snowman.  The Jolly Friends stamp set with coordinating Jolly Hat Builder Punch were the perfect choices to create a stocking hat and scarf for our little fella.

The awesome thing is these three items are currently on-sale as part of our Year-End Closeout.

  • Swirly Scribbles Thinlits reg. $27.00 now only $18.90
  • Jolly Friends Stamp Set reg. $17.00 now only $13.60 
    (only while supplies last!)
  • Jolly Hat Builder Punch reg. $16.00 now only $9.60
    (only while supplies last!)

Jolly Friends Stamp Set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits by Stampin' Up! Border Buddies

The background paper is from the This Christmas Designer Paper featured in the Annual Catalog.  I ran Soft Sky Cardstock through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  And the snowman was made by cutting out the circles in three sizes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Whisper White Cardstock using the Big Shot and the Precision Plate.

The colors for today's project are...

Would you like to know which Stampin' Up! products come in these colors?  Just click on the color to see the great selection.

I hope your holiday season is going well and you are able to enjoy family and friends.

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12 Weeks of Christmas Week 9 - Merriest Wishes Bundle - on sale!

Merriest Wishes Stamp Set Merry Tags Framelits www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I love the Merry Tags Framelits Dies and they are on sale (while supplies last!) for 50% off the regular price during the Year End Closeout Sale.

Gold is such an elegant accent to any card and this one features both the Gold Glimmer Paper and the Gold Foil Sheets and finished with a bow made with Gold 1/8" Ribbon.  It's an beautiful, simple design and so easy to make!

Download Merriest Wishes Bundle PDF Instructions

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You might think that the Whisper White background is made with an embossing folder but it's actually embossed paper from the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous Specialty Designer Series Paper is also on sale for 20%...but...ONLY while supplies last.

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  • White-on-white textured designs that show when paper is inked
  • 12 sheets; 2 each of 6 single-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • acid free, lignin free

Here's a quick video on this amazing paper and ways to use it in your projects:

 

Check out all the closeout items offered during the promotion here in my store.

Details of the offer:

  • Retiring items from the Occasions catalog are identified.  Some of these items are on sale.  Stamp sets will be guaranteed available until December 21 (and then while supplies last).  Accessories are available ONLY while supplies last.
  • Past retired items are only available while supplies last.
  • Some current products are over-stocked and have been set aside at huge savings.  Once the overage has sold the price will return to the regular price so hurry if you want anything on this list!

Here are some more wonderful ideas using the Merry Tags Framelits Dies and Merriest Wishes stamp set - hurry and pick up your set before they sell out!

Merry tags framelits merriest wishes stamp set www.stampcrazywithalison.ca Merriest wishes stamp set & merry tags framelits www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our concept artists at Stampin' Up! are so talented and our catalogs are full of amazing ideas including these two gorgeous samples!

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12 Weeks of Christmas Week 8 - Suite Seasons Stamp Set 25% off

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.

This is a very Quick and Easy Christmas card - when sending out over 100 hand stamped cards during the holiday season I need quick and simple but also has a little bling.

Suite Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Shapes Framelits by Stampin' Up! Border Buddies

The stamped image is one stamp with the sentiment and the pine sprig from the Suite Seasons Stamp Set.  The card base is Crumb Cake to give it a little bit of a country feel.  The patterned paper is from the "This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper".  There are several reasons I like this paper...

  • The colors Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green
  • The fact that you get 24 sheets (that is twice as many as normal)
  • It is lighter weight making for easy layering or making envelopes
  • I love all the designs (sometimes in assorted packages there are a few I like and a few I don't

The awesome stitched circle is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framlits that has SOLD OUT!  But should be available again the first part of December (keeping fingers crossed anyway).

Do you realize we have two amazing promotions going on right now and the Suite Seasons stamps set that i used today is part of one of them and is 25% off just for a few more days.

Online Extravaganza (50+ products up to 40% off)

Stitched From the Heart (11 stamp sets 25% off)

Suite Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Shapes Framelits by Stampin' Up! Stamps to Die For 2

I embellished it with some enamel dots that during our 24 hour flash sale last Monday were 35% off. 

Stampin up online extravaganza sale 24 hour flash
Don't miss this Monday's 24 Hour FLASH SALE with these amazing products added to the Online Extravaganza for just 24 hours!

Suite Season Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The sentiments in the Suite Seasons Stamp Set will take you through the Fall Holidays and Christmas Holiday as well as a greeting for Comfort!

Suite Season Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! card samples

I hope you take time to look over all the awesome things on sale right now! 

 

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Hot Deals on Stampin' Up!

Starting Today through November 28 there are over 50 amazing products discounted up to 40%!  These five item are only available today!

Online Extravaganza Stampin Up 2016

The sale includes...

  • stamp sets
  • framelits & thinlits
  • magnetic platform
  • embossing folders
  • punches and MORE!

Discounted up to 40%

I wanted to share one of the the items that is On Sale only for Today.  It  is the Embellished Ornaments & Delicate Ornament Framelits Bundle.

Embellished Ornament Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 2

This beautiful ornament can make your Christmas Cards stand out like no other. 

If you are a scrapbooker it will make scrap booking those Christmas memories so enjoyable!  I have promised myself that this next year I will spend more time creating memories with my photos. 

Delicate Ornament Thinlits-horz

On the left is the thinlits that are include along with the coordinating stamps on the right.

The regular price in wood-mount for the bundle is $57.00 Both today Only $45.60
The clear-mount $49.00 Both Today Only $39.20

Embellished Ornament Stamp Set & Delicate Ornament Thinlits by Stampin' Up!

To download the flyer listing 50+ items on sale CLICK HERE!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza


Other great items On Sale the month of November listed below!
You can just click on any item and it will take you to my online store.

Sale: $19.50

Price: $26.00

Sale: $12.75

Price: $17.00

Sale: $17.25

Price: $23.00

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Border Buddy Saturday - 12 Weeks of Christmas Week 7

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week.  Patsy and I have been having fun with our 12 Weeks of Christmas series.

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I've been featuring the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies on my blog this week and this shaker card uses these amazing dies.  I haven't made a shaker card in a while and it's so easy with our new Foam Adhesive Strips - you can bend them to any shape.

Stampin' Up! made this video showing how easy it is to use our strips to make a shaker card.

 

I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set to stamp the tag with Poor Party and Dapper Denim inks.  I tied in both colours with the cardstock and ribbon.

 

Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 

I filled the shaker with Mica Flakes from the Holiday catalogue. You can't go wrong when you add some Gold Metallic Thread to any card and I slipped some under the tag.  The Rhinestones are coloured with a gold permanent sharpie just to add some bling!

Here are the products I used in today's card:

 

Update on the the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies - they were so popular that they are on backorder and after November 20th the order number will temporarily be turned off until stock is replenished.  So hurry and order them before the 20th! 
 
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Border Buddy Saturday - 12 Weeks of Christmas Week 6

Hello Stampers,

Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here and it is our 6th week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas series.   This series is devoted to ideas for Christmas themed cards.

Hand Stamped Christmas Card using Jolly Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Today's card features the Jolly Friends Photopolymer stamp set #142112 and Jolly Hat Builder Punch #141847.  It makes a great pair and when you order them in a the bundle #143511 you get 10% off on them both. 

The Basic Gray cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, that was a mouth full LOL.  This fold gives you a much deeper embossing and it is an extra thick folder so you use only one plate with it.

Border Buddies 12 weeks of Christmas - Jolly Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up

The patterned paper is from the Warmth and Cheer Designers Series Paper Stacks.  I love these for card making since they are 6" x 6" and you get 48 sheets 4 each of 12 double sided designs for 24 different patterns.

This paper stack is also Acid free and Lignin free making it safe for memory keeping and scrap booking.  I hope to start sharing some of my Project Life™ pages with you soon.  I do love to keep memories special with scrapbooks and I especially love Project Life™ it is so quick and easy!

I used the Jolly Hat Builder punch and some Dazzling Diamond paper to punch out the trim to embellish Santa's hat. 

Today's Color Palette...

Stampin Up Color Palette Jolly Friends stamp set

 

I hope you are enjoying our 12 Weeks of Christmas.  Stop back to my blog tomorrow to check out this weeks Sunday Sketch!

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Border Buddy 12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 5

Fa-la-la-la Friends Cod www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week.

I just love the Fa-la-la-la Friends stamp set especially the "cod pun" for Christmas card.  I love it so much that it's one of the sets that Patsy and I choose for our Border Buddy cards in November.  Did you know that we each create four cards and create a PDF with full colour pictures and step by step instructions each month? Did you know you can earn the PDF for FREE with a purchase in our online stores?

Read all about our Free Card programs:

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Fa-la-la-la Friends Cod 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Isn't that cod fish adorable?  All wrapped up in lights and those lips! So cute! I stamped the bear twice - once on Crumb Cake and once on Cherry Cobbler.  I cut out the sweater and glued it to the Crumb Cake bear.  Add a little bling with some rhinestones to finish it off.


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Here's some cute cards made with the set by the concept artists at Stampin' Up! head office.  The Fiesta Time Framelits and Bear Hugs Framelits match this set so you don't have to fussy cut out the images. 

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Here's the products used in today's card - click on the picture to be taken to my online store:

 

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