Merry Christmas! Can’t Thank You Enouth

I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas holiday celebrtion.

I’m looking forward to hosting family on Christmas. We enjoy a festive dinner, and I plan “game” time that provides a little competition and lots of laughs. I always look forward to this Holiday Season and am truly grateful for the many blessings I enjoy.

I want to take this opportunity to send my heartfelt thank you to my customers, all who check in on my Blog, watch my videos, and download my tutorials. The purpose of my Blog has always been to inspire and share. I hope with each blog post, video, or tutorial I plan, you get inspired to express your unique creativity.

Next week, I’ll be posting more inspiration using some of the upcoming new products.

Have a warm and joy filled Christmas.

All my best to you and yours, and

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember …

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Debbie

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Three Quick & Easy Gift Card Holder Tutorials

It’s time to get your Holiday gift cards ready for giving. I created a PDF Tutorial for three of my favorite designs. All three of these projects are quick and you can use any cardstock and patterned paper you have. Be sure to download the PDF for your file. You can use the instructions to create gift card holders for any occasion.

I used most of what I had left of the Shining Christmas Designer Series Paper. I combined the patterned paper with the Sending Cheer Bundle. The Bundle is on the Last Chance List. If you don’t already have it, it’s perfect for constructing adorable elements to decorate the gift card holders.

Below are photos of each gift card holder, including the inside. Have fun careating these quick and easy projects.


This is a Pocket Gift Card Holder. The gift card is tucked into the bottom flap of the envelope insert.

This is a simple “Pop Up” Gift Card Holder. No Belly Band on this one. I used velcro to close.
This is a simple Flap Fold Gift Card Holder with a Belly Band.

You can click on the button below to download the PDF Tutorials for all three card holders.

I’d like to send a qick shout out to Julie DeMatteo for her inspiration. I saw her Flip Fold gift card holder (I think she called it a wallet gift card holder), and was inspired to create my version. I also want to thank Carrie Rhoades for her gift card holder inspiration.

Have fun in your craft space!

December Host Code – UGVBTBBE

  • During the month of December, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

Last Chance Product List

September – December Catalog Product Carty Over List

You can easily access all of the products by going to my Online Stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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A Joyful And Magical Holiday Card

Isn’t this holly branch design from the Joyful Designer Series Paper pack pretty? There are four different gold foiled patterns in this pack, each perfect for creating projects for the Holiday Season.

I’ve been wanting to cut this pattern, and for some reason, I couldn’t decide what to do with it. Designer Series Paper is usually my firt inspirational “go to”. I stopped stressing over a unique card design and decided to go with my favorite offset layers layout. It’s quick, and makes it easy to build a card displaying patterns and elements.

Another inspirational “go to” for me is to duplicate the pattern in the Designer Series Paper using die cut elements from sets I have. In this case, I thought the Magical Meadow Dies were a perfect match for the patterned paper. If you really study the Stampin’ Up! stamp and die sets, you’ll almost always find a great match to their Designer Series Paper. The coordination of pruducts will surprise you.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Cherry Cobbler cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • I used Brushed Gold cardstock for the first offset layer. It’s 2 3/4″ x 4″. I scored the four sides of this layer at 1/4″.
  • The Mossy Meadow cardstock offset layer is also 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • I cut the Brushed Gold elements using dies from the Magical Meadow Dies.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut. It’s from the Stars At Night stamp set.
  • I added a writing layer to the inside and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink.

So, find that great Designer Series Paper pattern, duplicate the pattern with die cuts, add a few offset layers, and share the magic of the Holiday Season with someone special.

December Host Code – UGVBTBBE

  • During the month of December, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

Last Chance Product List

September – December Catalog Product Carty Over List

You can easily access all of the products by going to my Online Stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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New Video And PDF Forever Forest Bridge Shadow Box Fun Fold

Happy December! Here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

I’ve been wanting to build a Bridge Fun Fold card for a while. The many beautiful Bridge Fun Fold cards I saw on Pinterest acrually gave me my inspiration and motivation to put together my version.

I thought I would create a peaceful winter scene using the Forever Forest Bundle, and the Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper. The two seem to go hand in hand.

While working on my parts and pieces for this card, a thought came to me. I could add a second layer inside the panel folds of the card base and create a “shadow bos” look.

So, I cut another “mountain range” from the die in the Forever Forest Dies, attached it behind the “bridge” on the front of my card base, and made a little shadow box card. I enjoyed bulding this card and hope you will enjoy making this pretty winter “gift” along with me. You can click the video link below.

You can also download a PDF Tutorial for this card by clicking the button below.

So, find your inspiration, cut a cardstock layer, some patterned paper panels, and amazing elements. Put it all together to create a thoughtful, hand made Fun Fold gift to share for the Holidays.

You can click the button below to download the September-December, 2023 Mini Catalog Last Chance List. Save up to a 60% discount on select products. As always, the products are only available while supplies last. The Last Chance Sale runs today through January 3, 2024.

Also, there are several products currently in the Mini Catalog that will be carried over. They’re not leaving us. Click the button below to download the PDF version of the Carry Over List.

You can easily access all of the products by going to my online stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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Snowflake Magic Quick And Easy

Here’s some sparkle and shine to make your day!

You can make multiples of a beautiful holiday card using this design. The Snowflake Magic Designer Series Paper does all of the work. It’s stunning!

I paired the patterned paper with a Lost Lagoon cardstock card base, and added a Pretty Peacock cardstock mat layer. The Pretty Peacock foiled snowflake pattern pops with the coordinating mat layer.

Add a sentiment layer accented with a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper along with a Pretty Peacock cardstock strip. Since I didn’t have the matching snowflake bundle, I improvised with the Stars At Night Bundle. The sentiment is from the Stars At Night stamp set and the shining silver star is a die cut from the Stars At Night Dies.

Using the Snowflake Magic Designer Series Paper, you can cut enough card front layers to complete 12 beautiful cards!

So, cut some beautiful Snowflake Magic Designer Series Paper layers, add a shining star and a bright and magical sentiment, and create quick and easy cards to share for the holiday season.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Shop The Seasonal Sale

Starting today, November 14, 2023, through Thursday, November 16, 2023, you can stock up on your current favorites.

  • 10% off ribbons and trims.
  • 15% off inks, including pads, refills, markers, and Blends. Bundles are not included.
  • 20% off papers, including cardstock, specialty paper, and Designer Series Paper.
  • Shop my online store to see the full selection of discounted products available. This is a limited time offer.
  • Discounts are automatically applied when sale items are added to any order, including Starter Kits.

This Sale is a great opportunity to fill in the basic supplies (ink pads, ink refills, and cardstock) that you may have on your Wish List. Get ready and shop early as supplies of many items are limited and available only while they last.

Add my current Host Code EJJXMSSF if your order is under $150.00 to receive my free gift. If your order is over $150, you will receive free Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!.

November Card Kit

November Host Code EJJXMSSF

  • During the month of November, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my online store, you will receive all of the supplies to crewate these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial and a Video Tutorial so you can make the cards along with me.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

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