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Yet Another Poinsettia Card

Looking through my abundant supply of discontinued designer series paper, I designed a final card using the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle. I think I made and gave or sent over 100 cards this year, so I had quite a variety that went out. Several posts back, I shared super simple designs that helped me crank them out. They, too, used discontinued dsp.

I had thought this particular dsp was rather busy and had struggled to use it even though I used most of the rest of that pack. However, it was perfect for this card. After adhering the holly leaves with berries to the card, I colored them in with my Stampin' Blends, although I could have used the coordinating markers. I guess I've just gotten into the habit o fusing my Blends even before picking up my markers!

I used the open die on the dsp and then cut the detailed flower from Basic Black cardstock using both the open and the detailed thinlits together. Even the holly and berries were cut from Basic Black. I've been using a lot …

Still More Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle

My class in early December featured the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle, in case you hadn't figured that out by all the posts using this set. I am so glad I purchased this set!

I saw something similar to this card on-line ( and loved it. I did not yet have the Delicate Lace Edgelits that she used, but they have since arrived and I will be showcasing them in the very near future!  So I used the curved Framelit from the "In the Woods" set. My leaves are different and I added the Gold Metallic Thread. After cutting out the holly leaves, I trimmed them down to exclude the berries.  All these delicate cuts were made with adhesive sheets on the back of my cardstock. If you look closely, you will see that my flower is raised up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Products Used:
Peaceful Poinsettia rubber stamp set (7), W 147784, $29.00; C 147781, $21.00
Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies (8), 147925, $33.00
     Bundle, stamps & dies: W 149964, $55.75; C 149962, $48…

More Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle

Once I started using this stamp set, the ideas just kept coming, although I admit that I had been looking at samples on-line and I have no idea where parts of this design came from.

I have a tendency to think that my images need to stay inside the shapes, like the ovals used here. However, this design element extended past the edges and it actually adds to the texture. Of course, the Stampin' Dimensionals behind it help.

I knew as soon as this annual catalog came out that I would love the Tufted 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Its use on the Cherry Cobbler background adds a depth and richness to the overall effect of the card. Although you can't see it looking at this picture, I used Wink of Stella on the white holly berries. Because of the layout, I needed smaller words than came with this set, so I used my other favorite stamp set, His Light.

The red and greens in this card are Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. As I write this, all my cards have been mailed (th…

Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle

This bundle is just too much fun! For this card I mixed my favorite Lovely Lipstick with Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso, although everyone thinks my checks are stamped in Basic Black. I had fun figuring out how to make a card using the cut-out, stamped poinsettia. I love the result.

Thankfully I used the Stamparatus for the Buffalo Check background. With the grid sheet to protect its base from ink, I was able to line up the background stamp on the open card so it would not extend past the score line. Then, when I didn't get an even transfer of ink, I could just do it again with perfect alignment.

Products Used:
Peaceful Poinsettia rubber stamp set (7), W 147784, $29.00; C 147781, $21.00
Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies (8), 147925, $33.00
     Bundle (stamps & dies): W 149964, $55.75; C 149962, $48.50
Buffalo Check rubber background stamp, W 147797, $20.00; C 147794, $15.00
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 146970, $8.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11&qu…

Peaceful Poinsettia stampset and Detailed Pointsettia Thinlits Bundle

I love the poinsettia yet found myself reluctant to order the poinsettia bundle in the Holiday Catalog  because I have so many Christmas sets that have been discontinued. I finally gave in and have had so much fun creating with it!

Because of the shape and size of the corner thinlit, there aren't too many options for card fronts when using the corner piece. The variety, I think, comes from what you place behind it. Below are two variations of the same format.

The first card is done in Whisper White with Copper foil behind the cut-outs and Copper Stampin' Emboss powder for the greeting. Unwilling to waste the boughs cut from the Whisper White card stock, I simply added them on the card front for added texture.

The thinlits include an open frame for the poinsettia as well as an intricate thinlit.  In order to achieve the large poinsettia, you need to use both. The intricate piece fits nicely inside the open framelit so you can run them both through the Big Shot at the same time.…

Thank You Gift

I try to provide gifts for class attendees and this is one of the easier one because it went together so quickly and so easily. These gifts also provide the opportunity to use up some discontinued products. In this case, I used Blackberry Bliss designer series paper (a color that returned to our collections) and Highland Heather. The dsp and the ribbon are retired products. I colored the snowman with my Stampin' Blends. Oh, how I've come to love those blends!

Anyway, I had to fussy cut the snowman, but I actually enjoy fussy cutting. The snowman is from the "Spirited Snowmen" stamp set (8 rubber stamps, W 148075, $27; C 148072, $19.00). 

This package is simply folded over candy and sealed at each end. The ribbon is wrapped around it with the stamped piece adhered over that.

In the Woods Paired with His Light

I have had so much fun with these two sets.  I love having words that express what I would like to say because of my deep faith. "His Light" stamp set is perfect for that.

Then there's the Winter Woods stamp set with its coordinating framelits dies. So much versatility! All you need is your own creativity.

For this card we made a wreath. I actually had my class members lightly trace a circle in pencil to make it easier to create a round wreath.  We then stamped the evergreen bough around the circle and then on scrap paper. I love the fact that Stampin' Up! included three framelits for this bough, making it so much quicker to cut multiples. 

Products Used:
Winter Woods rubber stamp set (7); W 147658, $31.00; C 147661, $23.00
In the Woods Framelits Dies (11), 147919, $33.00
     Bundled: W 149991, $57.50; C 149992, $50.25
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 119685, $8.50
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $9.75
Wood Textures …


Simple elegance is how I would describe this card we made at my October stamp class. Easy to put together yet the use of gold made it sparkle. I fear the color didn't come through as well as I would have like it.  Believe it or not, the card and the background for the gold embossed words is Crumb Cake, even though it looks like gray.  I embossed the Berry Burst card stock using the Tin Tile Dybnamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then smeared Gold Shimmer Paint all over the surface using a sponge dauber, although it barely shows on this picture. The rest is self-explanatory. If you saw yesterday's post, you also saw a variation of this card.

Before assembling this card, the gold foil leaves were cut from the piece that backed our greeting. Saves paper, which also saves money. And no one would ever know unless they take the card apart.

I have a group of ladies from church who come to my house once a month to make birthday cards for church family. But this month, we …

Assembly Line Stamping

I think this has been the busiest holiday season I have ever experienced; hence the limited number of posts. So while Christmas goodies are baking in the oven, I decided I would take the time to share some of my Christmas cards. I made and sent or gave over 100 cards this year. Hence the need to find some super easy designs I could just whip out. I found the Stamparatus extremely helpful with these cards. I was also using up old designer series paper, so you may or may not recognize it.

I made a template by cutting a rectangle from card stock the size of the Whisper White card stock and then set up the Stamparatus with the card stock. This enabled me to be sure my piece to be stamped was not too close to the edges but would be placed exactly where I wanted it. I then added the "Rejoice" and "Christ is born" stamps, inked them up and started stamping. No mistakes, no smudges.

For the other card, I was using a retired stamp set as well as colors (Baked Brown Sugar an…