Have Fun With Gingerbread & Peppermint

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

If you want to have some colorful and sweet Holiday card making fun, get your hands on the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle.   I enjoyed creating this card so much that I kept wanting to die cut more peppermint swirls. Those who follow my Blog know that I usually keep the frills to a minimum. Today is an exception to my self-imposed rule.  Not only did I die cut peppermint swirls, I added some of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes, which are adorable.

This card is a Quick & Easy design.  We paper crafters know that the right products always make the sweetest projects easy.  Along with the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, I used the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper, and the Kraft Paper Pack.  The Kraft Paper has a heavier weight than regular DSP. It works beautifully as a card layer and will make a sturdier gift box, bag or tag.  Everything for this card is on page 9 in the Holiday Mini.

If you haven’t taken a look at the sweet products in the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, you can click here for all the details.


Here’s Today’s Quick How To:

  • Cut a standard A-2 card base and add a Kraft paper layer.
  • I prefer a thin mat layer, but it’s your choice.
  • Cut the angled Real Red layer 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.
  • I used my Circles Dies to cut the Real Red and Old Olive circles.
  • The star shaped gingerbread cookies and icing are die cuts from the Gingerbread Dies.
  • The peppermint candies are die cuts from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP.  See my photo below.


  • The sentiment, stamped with Old Olive ink, is on a 1 1/8″ x 3″ Basic White layer.
  • I added a Real Red shadow strip to the bottom of the Basic White layer.
  • I used a few Gingerbread & Peppermint Acryic Shapes just because I couldn’t resist!

So, treat yourself to the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, add a few sweet Acrylic Shapes and create something delicious to share for the Holidays!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For today’s product details, click on the images below.






Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

Here’s a preview of the whimsical card designs in the Kit.



  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:



For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.



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Fun Diorama And Words of Cheer

Hello Friends!

Today’s card showcases the Words of Cheer Bundle.  The large dies are easy to cut and are a perfect focal point.  The stamp set has a nice assortment of mx and match holiday sentiments. This fun Bundle works great for quick cards and larger tags.

The Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper is a mix of classic holiday patterns and colors.  Cherry Cobbler and Evening Evergreen work beautifully together. I love the touch of Soft Succulent.

This is the first time I’m using the Diorama Dies.  They’re a fun alternative to standard shapes or a card layer.

Below is another card I made using the Words of Cheer Bundle.  It’s a single layer card with the same dies and sentiment. Simply changing a color palette and adding a stamped image can change the entire look.  A similar design, but a very different look..  You can click here for the original post for the card below.

So, take a look at your favorite dies, add some classic holiday patterned paper, attach a little bling and create something fun and Happy!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For details on the products I used today, you can click on the images below.





It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.



The Fun Has Begun – Sale-A-Brate Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

It’s August 3rd and time to Sale-A-Brate the launch of this year’s Holiday Mini Catalog.  Stampin’ Up!’s official title is the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.  I call it the “Holiday Mini”  It’s packed with amazing seasonal projects for your inspiration.  All of the products are designed so you can craft, create and design your holiday projects with ease. You can download a PDF version by clicking here or on the Catalog image below.

Along with the new July=December 2021 Mini Catalog, it’s time for another Sale-A-Bration.  You know what that means.  For every qualifying purchase from the Mini Catalog, you will be able to order a Sale-A-Bration product FREE!  You can click here or on the image below to download a PDF version of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

There’ve been Sneak Peeks, Product Previews and lots of samples displayed over the past few weeks. As a Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order and create with new, fun products.

Would you believe me if I told you I completed today’s card in about 5 minutes?  Okay, I did have my cardstock, ink and the new Words of Cheer Bundle (page 20 in the Mini Catalog) ready and waiting for me.

Here’s How I Did It
  • I cut a Mossy Meadow cardstock base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The Basic White cardstock layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • I stamped the large holiday floral and stem cluster with Mossy Meadow ink in the center of the white layer offsetting it slightly to the left.
  • I stamped the “holidays” sentiment in Polished Pink.
  • Design Tip: Take a look at the card above. You’ll see that the “s” in “holidays” is just about the same distance from the edge of the white layer on the right side as the pine bough is from the edge on the left side. Although the stamped pattern isn’t centered,  my design is still “balanced”.
  • I die cut “happy” and its matching shadow using Polished Pink and Thick Basic White cardstock.
  • Design Tip: Using Thick Basic White cardstock to die cut words and more intricate patterns gives the die cut more dimension.
  • I applied a very thin line of Multipurpose glue to the Polished Pink shadow die and centered the Basic White die on it.
  • I enjoy adding a bit of an embellishment.  The Gold Metallic Pearls worked perfectly for me.
Here are the Catalog Details
  • The August – December Mini Catalog purchase period runs from August 3, 2021 through January 3, 2022;
  • The Sale-A-Bration FREE qualifying product sales period runs from August 3, 2021 through September 30, 2021

Have fun looking through the new catalog . Remember…

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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New Product Preview – Whimsical Trees!

Hello Friends and happy Tuesday!

While it’s still July, I want to share one more “Christmas In July” card with you.. Most of you are seeing Stampin’ Up!’s new August-December 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure in your mail boxes.  Mine are out, so anyone who placed an order with me this past year will be getting your fun package very soon.  The real fun starts in just about a week!  The new products about to launch are amazing. There’s Whimsy, Tradition, Glitter and Glimmer and cookies!

To me, the Christmas Holiday Season is all about reds, greens, some sparkle and a snowflake or two…. more traditional.  When I saw the Whimsy & Wonder Suite, I didn’t hesitate to add it to my pre-order.  The color palette can be bold and bright or soft and subtle, and it definitely calls for a celebration!

I followed a favorite sketch and created today’s card with a few of the bold, brighter colors.  Of course, the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper was my color inspiration.  I truly didn’t want to stop, so I created a stepped down version using the same die cuts, sentiment and color palette.  Below is my Clean and Simple version.

I had so much fun creating these cards and I am looking forward to sharing more designs with this Suite.  For now, these are two cards that will find their way into some very special homes during the Holiday Season.

By the way, if you would like to receive a new Catalog and you don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please email me.

So, keep checking your mail, it’s on its way, make your list, check it twice and get ready to create with Whimsy!

…the only limitation is your imagination!


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Sneak Peek – Sparkle of the Season!

Happy Thursday!

Today, I decided to celebrate Christmas in July!

My card showcases the Sparkle of the Season Bundle.  It’s in the upcoming Mini Catalog and will be available to you on August 3rd. That’s only a few weeks away.

A fabulous and versatile Bundle, Sparkle Of The Season creates beautiful wreath designs for any occasion.  The Sparkle of the Season Stamp set has images for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The matching Seasonal Swirl Dies make it easy to create amazing projects that look as though you worked for hours.

Along with a Sneak Peek of the Sparkle of the Season Bundle, the buffalo checked patterned paper I’m showcasing today is a design from the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper and it’s FREE with a $50 product purchase as Sale-A-Bration kicks off with the launch of the new Mini.

I have one more Sneak Peek in today’s card. It’s the beautiful Black and White Gingham Ribbon.  It’s 1/4″ wide, is soft and easy to tie. This ribbon is so typical of Stampin’ Up! quality.

I hope you enjoy time in your craft space and remember…

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Just a reminder, 15% off select Designer Series Paper now through August 2nd!  Click the images below for more details.

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