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Cherish the Season Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Today's blog post was originally going to be a clean and simple Christmas Card, but then... I could almost hear the bells from my Sounds of the Season die set jingling which made me think of my gorgeous Brushed Metallic Card Stock which made me dream of my gold cord which reminded me of my fun Just Jade gingham ribbon which made me think of my gorgeous Forever Greenery Designer Paper which brought to mine my Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder that would look fantastic as a little scalloped square, ooh squares-those Square Vellum Doilies are so stinkin' cute and speaking of cute that reminded me of little pine trees which was the punch that I originally had in mind to use for my clean and simple Christmas Card.  And that, my friends, is the tale of how today's Christmas Card came to be.


Cherish the Season Stampin' Up!

Please tell me that I am not the only one who gets completely distracted from my original plan.  Do these kinds of things happen to you in your craft room?


Cherish the Season Stampin' Up!

I did still use my Pine Tree Punch for today's card.  It's just not a clean and simple card, but it is still a Christmas card even if I didn't use Christmas paper.


Cherish the Season Stampin' Up!

Stop back Monday.  I really will make a clean and simple card with the Pine Tree Punch for Make It In Minutes Monday.

 

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Today's Christmas Card Supplies
Bundles-(Save 10% when you bundle) Cherish the Season Bundle (155154)
Stamps-Cherish the Season (153417)
Punches, Dies, Embossing Folders-Sounds of the Season Dies (154043), Layering Squares Dies (151772), Pine Tree Punch (149521), Pine Wood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (152320)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Forever Greenery Designer Paper (152492), Thick Whisper White Card Stock (140272), Just Jade (153079), Brushed Metallic Card Stock (153524)
Ink Pads-Just Jade  (153115)
Tools and Accessories-Paper Trimmer (152393), Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153537), Square Vellum Doilies (152484), Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153620), glue dots (103683)

Have a fabulous day,

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Warm & Toasty

Warm & Toasty Stampin' Up!

Warm & Toasty by Stampin' Up!

Warm & Toasty Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

'Tis the Season for making handmade Christmas Cards.  Did you know that there are only 65 days left until Christmas?  Today's card uses the adorable Warm & Toasty Stamp set.  What's not to love about these adorable images!  Are you ready for some Card Making Tips and Tricks?

Warm & Toasty Stampin' Up!

Robin's Card Tip #1

To make the reindeer stick out above the curvy Freezin' Friends Die, trim around the top of the reindeer first the tuck the die behind and cut as usual.  Note:  The Freezin' Friends dies actually bundles with the Freezin' Fun stamp set.  Don't be afraid to let your dies cross over to other projects and stretch your Crafting dollars.


Warm & Toasty Stampin' Up!

Robin's Card Tip #2

How many times have you completed a gorgeous card only to realize that an ink smudge has marred your card?  Turn that bummer into an Ooh, LaLa!  Try adding an addition element such as a bow or a sequin.  There's an ink smudge under that lovely bow.

Warm & Toasty Stampin' Up!

Robin's Card Tip #3

Trim your ribbon into slendor strip and fray just a bit for less bulk and to use wider ribbon on cards.  My 1" Shade Spruce ribbon was much too wide for my card, but with a little tweeking it was perfect.

 

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Warm & Toasty Card Supplies
 
Stamps-Warm & Toasty (152615)
Punches, Dies, Embossing Folders-Freezin' Friends Dies (153561)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Tis the Season Designer Paper (153489), Thick Whisper White Card Stock (140272)
Ink Pads-Tuxedo Black Momento (132708), Shaded Spruce (147088)
Coloring Tools (Stampin' Blends)-Shaded Spruce (154903), Cinnamon Cider (153105), Cherry Cobbler (154880), Gray Granite (154886), Basic Black (154843), Flirty Flamingo (154884)
Tools and Accessories-Paper Trimmer (152393), Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153537)

Have a fabulous day,

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Make in Minutes Merry Moose Card

Merry Moose Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Make It In Minutes Monday Handmade Card Tutorial!  You could literally make today's card in under 5 minutes and it has a very short supply list.  It's stamped with the Merry Moose stamps from Stampin' Up!.  The adorable moose is punched out with the Moose Punch.  This card could easily be stepped up for a fancier card, but in keeping with Make It in Minutes Monday, I intentionally kept the card super simple.


Merry Moose Stampin' Up!

Make a Merry Moose Card in 5 Minutes

Learn How to Make this card.  Start with a Thick Whisper White Card Base cut 11" x 4-1/4" and scored at 5-1/2".  That's a sheet of card stock cut in half lengthwise.  An even quicker solution would be to start with Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes which are pre-cut and scored.

Next, ink up you pine tree stamps and stamp a cluster of trees.  Hint:  Don't reink your stamp every time for a light and dark effect.  This is a technique called stamping off.

Merry Moose Stampin' Up!

Punch a moose from Early Espresso card stock using the Moose Punch.  Hint:  If you don't have Early Espresso Card Stock, you could stamp your moose using the same ink that you use to stamp his hoof prints eliminating the need for another card stock.

Stamp the moose prints using Gray Granite ink.

Stamp "Merry Christmoose" using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Hint:  If you would like to use this card for another occasion stamp an alternative sentiment or simply skip stamping the sentiment and write a personal message inside.

Merry Moose Stampin' Up!

 

Card Supply List
 
Bundles (Save 10% When You Bundle)Merry Moose Bundle(153015)
Stamps-  Merry Moose (150494)
Punches and Dies-Moose Punch (150652)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Thick Whisper White (140272), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes  (no cutting or scoring involved)(131527)
Ink Pads-Shade Spruce (147088), Cherry Cobbler (147083), Gray Granite (147118)
Tools-Paper Trimmer (used to cut and score card base)(152392)
Accessories & Adhesives-Stampin' Dimensionals (optional to pop up the moose) (104430)

Have a fabulous day,

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