Cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Using Pattern Paper As a Focal Point

Here’s a quick way to create a focal point on your card — pattern paper and a geometric die. It’s quick and you can use minimal supplies.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then diecut a piece of Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper with a 2-7/8 circle die from the Stampin’ Up! Circle Layering Dies. This will be the background for my image.

I stamped the ice skating bear from the Warm & Toasty Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored him using Copics since I don’t have enough colors in my Stampin Blends. I used R20 (cheeks); R81, R83, R85 & R56 (hat and scarf); and N1, BG000 & 0 (bear). I fussycut the image out and set it aside.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Warm & Toasty Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and trimmed it down to 7/8 x 4-1/4”.

I adhered the pattern paper piece, image and sentiment strip to the card. I finished off the card by diecutting some snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes Die from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, and Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Fireside Trimmings Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo Ink. I stamped the small polar bear from the Warm & Toasty Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored him using Copics. I used R20 (cheeks), N1, BG000 & 0 (bear). I fussycut the image out, adhered it to the bottom to the card and added some diecut snowflakes from Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy holiday cards using this stampset for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays

Hello friends. These little gnomes featured in the Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays are super adorable! They were pretty easy to color and fussycut. I was able to stamp and quickly color the images. This stampset can be found on page 23 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.

Ok so let’s see how this card came together. I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and two pieces to 4 x 5-1/4″. One piece I embossed using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, then created a gradient sky using Balmy Blue Ink and Misty Moonlight Ink and adhered it to the card.

On the second piece, I stamped the gnome tree house with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and drew the ground with a pencil and went over it with a Sakura Pigma Micron Blister Black Pen, 05. Make sure to use a marker that will not bleed with your paper or what ever coloring medium you will be using. I also stamped the gnomes onto another piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored the images with Stampin’ Blends. I used Real Red Light & Dark, Old Olive Light & Dark, Crumb Cake Light & Dark, Daffodil Delight Light & Dark, Pool Party Light & Dark and Smoky Slate Light & Dark. I fussycut all the images out, leaving a white border and adhered them to the card, adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to some of the gnomes.

I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Real Red Ink and trimmed it down to 1/2 x 2-7/8″ and cut out banner tails on one side. I adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card by ading some highlights to the images using a Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen.

On the inside, I just stamped a gnome from the Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays with Real Red Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy holiday cards using this stampset for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! News

January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Sending Hearts

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!

With the add-on to January’s sweet and sentimental kit, there’s even more love to share! The add-on—called Little Love Boxes—includes 20 tiny, printed boxes and 24 die-cut, heart-shelled snails and sentiment labels. When combined with the remaining components from the Sending Hearts kit, you can create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more!

The Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. But, that’s not all you can use this heartfelt, heart-themed kit for! This love-filled kit can be used to celebrate a variety of other occasions, like weddings, bridal showers, and anniversaries. Or, you can use the kit’s cards to simply put a smile on a lo ved one’s face at any time of year!

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 

Add-on Ordering Information

Purchase the Little Love Boxes add-on to the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit on stampinup.com, or by placing an order through a demonstrator. The add-on will be available starting 1 January, while supplies last. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order the add-on.

  • Little Love Boxes (156842)
  • $8 USD | $11 CAD

Note: Add-on is not included in January’s Paper Pumpkin subscription. It must be purchased through a separate order.

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe to the January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit from December 11 to January 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!

2 Cards Featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Sweetest Borders Die

What is better than candy canes during the holiday season?!?? Well maybe, hot chocolate and candy canes (yum!). 🙂 This cute candy cane border is from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweetest Borders Dieset which also features a holly leaves border and individual candy canes, peppermints and holly leaves. Lots of options with this dieset. It can be found on page 21 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog. It also coordinates with the Sweetest Time Stampset.

I kept these cards simple but changed the papers and ink colors. For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut the candy cane border as well as some extra peppermints and candy canes with the Sweetest Borders Dies from Red Glitter Paper. I also diecut some candy canes and peppermints in white using the solid dies which cuts the backing. For the tiny peppermints I just added a piece of white cardstock behind it. I adhered the border to the card and trimmed off the excess.

I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Means More stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Real Red Ink. I fussycut the sentiment and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Fireside Trimmings with Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake Ink and added a red glitter candy cane. And that’s it for this card. Very easy!

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12” Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut the candy cane border as well as some extra peppermints and candy canes with the Sweetest Borders Dies from Red Foil. I also diecut some candy canes and peppermints in white using the solid dies which cuts the backing. For the tiny peppermints I just added a piece of white cardstock behind it. I adhered the border to the card and trimmed off the excess.

I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Means More stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Olive Olive Ink. I fussycut the sentiment and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Fireside Trimmings with Real Red Ink and added a red foil candy cane. And that’s it for both these cards. So easy!

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy holiday cards using this cute dieset for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Christmas, Fall

Gingerbread House Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Do you love decorating gingerbread houses but don’t like the mess? Fear not I have the perfect craft for you! This gingerbread house features Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Dieset. Combine it with the House Builder Card Dieset to make tons of cute house cards for all occasions.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x, chimney (from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on), and one gable from Lawn Fawn Paper Bag 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, the roof, 2 scalloped windows, the scallop door frame, the round gable window and snow for roof and chimney from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, the door from Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock. I inked around the edges of all those pieces with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I wanted to make the gingerbread and frosting look more like real so using the ink especially around the “cookie” pieces helps give it dimension.

I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart. Then stenciled a brick pattern on the front of the card using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Bricked Layering Stencil. I diecut small rectangle window frame from the House Builder Card Dieset with Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red 110lb 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and the window and door inside pieces from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the circle and rectangle dies from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on and the House Builder Card Base Dies and inked with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink Pads.

I adhered the roof, windows, gable the scallop door frame, the round gable window and snow and door to the card.

I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for trees, wreath and some gumdrops, Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red 110lb 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for some gumdrops, the wreath bow, and berries on wreath, Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for gumdrops, Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White for all the peppermints and two candy canes (which I colored with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Marker), Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (discontinued) for the chocolate kisses and the tree trunks (which I stamped with the tree trunk stamp from Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink), and a gold metallic paper for the door knob, diecut with the House Builder Card Base Dies. I also stamped two lollipops from the Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White and colored them with Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Markers.

Once adhered to the card, I added sparkle to the snow on the roof, chimney and gumdrops with a Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle Pen, some “snow” with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White and white higlights with Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stamps.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these watercolored cards a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Cards, Christmas, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Winter

3 Cards featuring the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Splendor Suite

Need some quick last minute cards??? These pretty snowflake cards were all created using the Snowflake Splendor Suite from Stampin’ Up! and came together quickly. This suite can be found on page 37 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog; it features lots of beautiful papers in shades of blues, aquas and purples.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel which I adhered to the card base. Next I diecut a window using the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes Dies from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, measuring 2-7/8 x 4-9/16 and another piece from Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

I adhered the two panels together and stamped a sentiment from Christmas Means More onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Misty Moonlight Ink. I trimmed it down, added Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the window panel, adhered the sentiment piece behind the window and the piece to the card on an angle. I diecut snowflakes from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock and Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the dies in the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes Die. I finished it off by adding some Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems and some Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon from the suite.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and added a diecut snowflake.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12” Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel and Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″and adhered them to the card base.

I stamped a sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Ink, fussycut it out, adhered it to a piece of Vellum Cardstock, and fussycut around that before adhering it to the card. I finished it off by adding some Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems from the suite.

I diecut snowflakes from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock, Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and Pacific Point 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the dies in the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes Die set. I layered a couple of them and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to those.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes Stampset and the snowflake border with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and added a diecut snowflake.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper to 3 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel and adhered it to the card base.

I stamped and diecut several snowflakes from the Wishes Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink, Pacific Point Ink, and Old Olive Ink. I layered them and used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card. I stamped I stamped a sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Balmy Blue Ink, fussycut it out, and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off by adding some Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems from the suite.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes Stampset with Pacific Point Ink and the snowflake border with Old Olive Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy holiday cards using this stampset for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!