Happy Christmas!

It’s Christmas Eve!

I want to wish all of my blog readers a very happy holiday.  Today, I’d like share with you the cards I created for this holiday season.  Most of them have made their way into the hands of my loved ones and dear friends.  I’m grateful that I get to share a craft I love so much with those I hold dear.  Many blessings, much joy and heartfelt wishes for your dreams come true this Christmas!

Thank you all for your newsletter subscriptions, comments and support of my blog over the last few months.   I sincerely hope my projects in the coming year continue to give you pleasure and inspire your creativity!

…remember, the only limitation is your imagination!

Happy Holidays!

Free PDF Tutorials From December’s Stampin’ Fun

Happy Friday!  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, today I have a Free PDF download of each of the projects my Team created for our December gathering.  I know Georgia is going to see this post and she knows we all missed her, but she’ll be with us again in January.

Below is the bone folder holder that Barbara created and gifted all of us.  I also tried it with a sparkly nail file and it’s the perfect size.  The tutorial is so easy, you can make a few for nail files and use them as a gift package embellishment or stocking stuffer.  When I worked on the tutorial, I made one so I added a picture of mine also.  The link for the PDF is just below the project picture.

Monica’s card is a “quick and easy”.  The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper features so many different color combinations of plaids that you can use it all year for just about any occasion.  I think Monica chose a very classic holiday plaid.

Karen’s project is also a “quick and easy” money, gift card, or gift certificate holder made with Warm Hugs Designer Series Paper, cardstock and Stitched Shapes Circle Framelits.  This simple card holder is great if you need to whip up a few last minute cards for those unexpected gifting moments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorials.  It’s always fun to put your personal touches on a basic project.  Each of these projects are quick and easy.  Enjoy them and take creative license with them.  It’ll be fun.

…the only limitation is your imagination!




December Stampin’ Fun!

Yesterday, we had our monthly Team gathering.  Barbara Levitz opened her home to us. We were all excited to see each other again and “Stamp With Barbara”!  We each shared our projects, ate pizza, talked about the new catalog and shared lots of ideas. Lots of laughing, too!

As always, I want to share our projects with you.  There are never any restrictions with our group and never any mistakes  … the only limitation is your imagination and only good saves!!  So, no more talking, enjoy the rest of the post.

I wasn’t surprised to see Barbara’s project having something to do with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  She’s loved that paper since last year.  Take a look at her simple and stunning wine bottle tag.  Thank you again, Barbara for hosting us.

Barbara also had a gift for all of us.  She gave us personalized bone folders and designed a beautiful holiday package for them.  The Warm Hugs Designer Series Paper has patterns that coordinate so well.  A little Real Red Braided Linen Trim, a star and a few Mossy Meadow cropped sprigs decorated her gift perfectly. Oh, I don’t want to forget that she added a Real Red Rhinestone!  How cute is this?

Monica shared a pretty plaid holiday card.  The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is a real favorite of mine and I love the tree punch.  This card is so quick and easy to put together.  Monica prepared the kits for each of us, but we were able to place our trees and twine anyway we wanted.  There were some who wrapped the twine around the tree layer and that was adorable.  I chose to just add a twine bow.

Monica had a special gift for all of us.  She designed a Multipurpose Glue Holder.  It keeps your glue upside down so you always have glue at the tip.  I use Multipurpose Glue for most of my projects and it’s a treat to have a tool like this.  For more details on Monica’s Glue Holder, pricing and shipping, you can email Monica at inspiredbyRTV@comcast.net.  Send Monica an email, she’ll be happy to respond.

Karen designed a simple Money/Gift Certificate/Gift Card envelope card.  More Warm Hugs Designer Series Paper, Stitched Circle Framelits, a Circle Punch, a few Red Rhinestones and a simple design make this project easy to make a bunch in no time at all.  The belly band is loose enough to slide off the card easily.  Thank you, Karen.

My projects were simple and quick thanks to the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I chose these patterns because I’ve seen them done by others, but the paper pack is full of beautifully photographed winter images. The images can be cropped, added to a layer and a matching card base, stamped with a sentiment and embellished with a little sparkle.  This is another design you can duplicate and make a bunch in no time.

So, I hope you enjoyed today’s parade of projects.  We all had so much fun creating them together.  Many of these projects were created by other stampers and we thank them for their inspiration. Check back tomorrow.  I will have FREE PDF Tutorials on all of these projects.

….the only limitation is your imagination!



Warm & Toasty Tags!

Hello Stampers!  Today post is a sweet Sunday treat.  When I first saw the Warm & Toasty stamp set, I thought it would be a fun tag making opportunity.  I’ve done everything else with this set but make tags so here are my Warm & Toasty tags.  Slipped into a cellophane bag or a little box, they would be a perfect gift.

The images are just the right size for a 2″ X 4 1/2″ tag.  The 2″ card stock width slides perfectly into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. You can punch a bunch in a few minutes then use the Stamparatus to set your image and sentiment stamp and stamp a bunch in less time than that.  The sentiment and images are all stamped with Soft Suede ink.  The little bear cub and the skating bear are colored with a Real Red Marker.

I was a little fancy with the reindeer and singing rabbits but you don’t have to be.  I stamped the reindeer bow and the sleigh onto scraps of Warm Hugs Designer Series Paper, fussy cut them and glued them onto their matching counterparts that were stamped on the tag.

To add a little more color, I used the little snowflake image from the stamp set.  I stamped them with Pear Pizzazz ink.  I’ve never seen green snowflakes, but they’re allowed here. I always like to add just a little sparkle to my projects so I decided on a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  If you don’t have these in your embellishment drawer, treat yourself.  They sparkle beautifully and I’ve used them over and over again.  While I’m on the subject, I would also highly recommend the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Both are an embellishment staple.

So, cut your card stock, punch the tops, set your Stamparatus, add a little sparkle and create something to say Thank You!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Celebration Tidings – It’s Retiring!

Happy Friday!  I thought I would showcase a few more holiday projects before I start thinking about upcoming Spring projects.  The holiday season is my favorite time of the year as it is for most.  The house is decorated, the tree is up and the smell of pine is in the air. My holiday cards are done and my customer gifts are ready to go.  It’s darker earlier and I look across at my neighbors’ house and enjoy the lights in their window.  I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m wishing for that first snow fall.  Not too much, just a soft white blanket!

I designed today’s card using two stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog – Celebration Tidings and Ornamental Envelopes.  This is a Clean and Simple card with a touch of Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler, that you can put together in no time.  If you already have the stamp sets, pull them out and give this a try.  If not, grab them now as they’ll both be retiring this year.  I have to say, these were two stamp sets that I personally used over and over and I know you will, as well. I love mixing stamp sets to create different card designs.

Anyway, the 2020 holiday catalog was amazing!  The suites, bundles and coordinating products were so meticulously staged by Stampin’ Up! designers that I wanted everything but I had to keep my wish list in check. I’m glad I did, because now I can take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year End Close-Out  and so can you.  Beginning Tuesday, December 8th and running through January 4th, you’ll be able to purchase many of the products from the 2020 Holiday Catalog at up to 50% off.  Order early as the products are only available until supplies last.  I’ll continue to post more details over the next few days.

And remember…

…the only limitation is your imagination!