Today’s post showcases the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite.

In every new catalog launch, I find amazing hidden gems tucked inside a stamp or die set. I’m usually quick to notice them and make notes directly on my catalog pages to remind me to give them attention. I’m not sure how, but I missed this adorable holly sprig and matching die.  That little bit of beauty is my inspiration for today’s card.

Building Today’s Card

I chose the holly themed pattern from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. Choices like this are always easy with coordinating patterned paper.  Mossy Meadow is one of my favorite greens. It’s a neutral green that works well with either warm or cool color tones. I cut a Mossy Meadow layer to frame the patterned paper.

The best way to show off this adorable holly sprig would be to put it on a small layer and frame. The scalloped frame is die cut from one of the Scalloped Contours Dies. These, by the way, have become a staple on my workspace.

I stamped the holly sprig with Mossy Meadow ink and used Stampin’ Blends to give it some color.  I learned something today!  My Light Calypso Coral Blend is a great match to Blushing Bride!!  The Designer Series Paper has iridescent metallic foil accents. I wanted the paper to stand out, so embellishment had to be kept to a minimum.  I opted for a small Gold Metallic Pearl for interest.

Most of my cards are blank inside. I enjoy sending cards with a handwritten personal note.  Today, I thought I would complete this beautiful sentiment by stamping another sentiment on the inside.

So, find that adorable hidden gem in your stamp and die collection, give it some color and create something warm and whimsical for the Holidays!  … and don’t forget to let your heart be light!!

…the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details

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Starting tomorrow, November 16th and running through Thursday, November 18th, Stampin’ Up! is having a Seasonal Sale.  It’s a perfect time to take inventory of your basic paper crafting supplies and fill in some of the blanks!  All sale products are in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Cardstock is 10% off, Ink Pads are 15% off (except for ink pad bundles and third party ink pads such as Memento and VersaMark), and Dies are 20% off.  Do you have those coveted basic shapes and fun layering and label Dies?  Now’s the time to think about adding them to your crafting inventory.  Take advantage of this fabulous opportunity.

Click the banner below for a complete PDF of each product on sale.