Celebration Tidings Always Grateful

Happy Friday!  I hope you have some fun creative time set aside for the weekend.

I designed today’s card using the Celebration Tidings Bundle This Bundle was in the top three of my wish list and I’m so glad I got it.  It’s been that one “go to” bundle for me.

My inspiration for this card was a wreath ornament.  That’s what prompted me to add the circle frame behind the sentiment label.

I started with a few different color combinations and finally settled on Cinnamon Cider, Pretty Peacock and Crumb Cake.  I’m usually drawn to oranges and blues when I have a choice and did it again in choosing this plaid pattern.  I was contemplating cutting the sentiment label in Whisper White, but chose to go with Crumb Cake after a few color combination experiments.  The Crumb Cake label gives this card a little more warmth which is what I wanted to achieve.

Coloring the pumpkins and leaves was easy with the fine tip of Light Cinnamon Cider, Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

Below are my card measurements.

  • Cut a standard A-2 card base in Cinnamon Cider.
  • The Pretty Peacock layer is 4″ X 5 1/4″ and the Whisper White layer is 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″.
  • I cut a circle frame with the Layering Circles Framelits, cut the sentiment label, heart and sprig using the Celebration Labels Dies and hand cropped the Plaid Tidings DSP flagged banner.
  • The size of the flagged banner is 1 1/4″ X 5″.
  • I also hand cropped the sentiment banner.  It measures 1/2″ X 3 1/8″.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day of the Designer Series Paper sale.  The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is on sale and remember, it’s not just for the holidays.  I promise that it will be one of your “go to” patterned paper packs.  Details are below and also in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

So, get some Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, cut a label and banner, do a little coloring and create something warm and thankful.




We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Country Home Thankful For The Good!

Today’s post is clean, simple and designed to show off another pattern in the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.

Take advantage of Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper sale which runs through the end of October.  There are so many pretty packs to choose and they’re all 15% off. More details about this promotion are at the end of this post.

I used the Country Home stamp set which is on page 89 in the Annual Catalog.  While the stamped images are perfect for the Fall and Holiday Season, the sentiments are thankful and thoughtful for just about anything.

I haven’t done anything in Cinnamon Cider yet and when I was thinking about today’s post, Cinnamon Cider came to mind.  It’s a rich cinnamon color with lots of red tones.  It works well with this pattern from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper which also features a hint of Shaded Spruce, a warm green, and lots of Rich Razzleberry.  I kept this card simple to bring more attention to the patterned paper.

So, grab some warm toned, plaid DSP, add a little Cinnamon Cider sentiment (I can say that three times fast, can you?), and create something thoughtful!

The only limitation is your imagination!

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No challenges today, just some fun stamping. 

Yesterday morning I took a walk into the park nearby my home. It was cool and the air was crisp… such a nice Fall morning. The trees are almost at peak and the leaves were falling as I was walking. When I sat down to create something for today's post, I wanted to create something to celebrate Fall.

"Truly Grateful" is a stamp set that was new to Stampin' Up! last year. I used it often and it's still one of my favorites. Match it with "Color Me Autumn" Designer Series Paper and you have a perfect Fall Celebration. 

I love to "fussy cut" and did quite a bit of it here. Lots of dimension gives the already rich hues more depth, and lots of white space keep this card clean and simple.

So, pull out your paper snips, do a little fussy cutting with your favorite stamped images, and create something wonderful to celebrate the Fall Season!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:  Card Stock – Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Soft Suede and Color Me Autumn DSP. Ink – Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze. Embellishments – Linen Thread. Tools – Paper Snips, Stampin Dimensionals and 1/2" circle punch. 


… and take a peek at the new Holiday Supplement


  • Click on the supplement above to preview an amazing collection of extra special projects for gift giving, card making, home decor and Project Life journaling. 
  • All products in the Holiday Supplement are on a first come first served basis and supplies are limited, so be sure to order as quickly as possible to get your favorites.
  • Here's one of my favorites…


Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit 138104 $25.95
Kit makes 26 stars in 6 sizes (from 2" to 15" in diameter) in Gold Glimmer Paper and Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, white, and Garden Green cardstock. Kit also includes die-cut adhesive side strips; die-cut stars, bows, tags, and banners; 21 laser-cut wood snowflakes; 60 silver sequins; gold Baker’s Twine, 5 yds. Coordinates with Many Merry Stars Stamp Set (p. 8)

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Fall for Mojo Monday!

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It's Mojo Monday and I have a post ready on Monday… although it's just in time, it's still Monday!


A fun sketch today. I love the little hearts, but I was determined to get something in for Fall and our Thanksgiving Season so I switched it up a bit. 

This is absolutely a Clean and Simple card to go along with the Clean and Simple Sketch.

  • Depending on what elements you choose to embellish the tag, this could also be a very "Quick & Easy". I chose to stamp, color and fussy cut a few acorns from the Truly Grateful Stamp Set so it took a few minutes longer. Those acorns look real! The detail in that stamp is beautiful.
  • I created my own tag with the help of my 1/2" circle punch and rounded the bottom corners to keep in form with the "rounded" acorn shape and the curved lines of my "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment stamp. 
  • I chose this stamp from the "Tags 4 You" stamp set because along with the curved lines, it also had some points… similar to my flagged banner. This helps to give this simple design a little balance.
  • There's not much else going on here except for the very soft ribbon bow. The Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon is so easy to work with and the result is always pretty!

Thanks for stopping by today. I wish you happy stampin'.


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:  Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sweater Weather DSP. Ink – Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry. Stamp Sets – Truly Grateful, Tags 4 You. Tools – 1/2" Circle Punch. Embellishment – Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon.



Pals Paper Arts Color Fun


It's that time again, the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge and all I can say is Wow!

If these colors don't put you in the mood for the glorious Fall Season, nothing will …Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and So Saffron. 


So, here's another Stampin' Story…

Since I'm a member of the Pals Design Team, my card needs to be ready a few days before the Challenge goes live. With all the "Atlanta" excitement, and the Pals Blog Hop in its wake, I was a little later than usual completing my card.

I thought I knew what I was going to do and when I started, it just wasn't working. My original card was a completely different stamp set and totally different idea, so there I sat looking at my three pieces of gorgeous card stock. "These colors just scream "Fall", so I had to keep that theme. 




So, after a little cropping, a little fussy cutting, a little stamping, and a whole lot of blender pen and ink coloring…there it was.

Ink up your stamps, pull out your card stock and link up with us. We all love to see your beautiful creations.