Flurry of Wishes and Year of Cheer

When I went to name this post I realized I’d used this stamp set recently for a card for this blog. (See it here.) I wanted to make an elegant but easy card for my upcoming Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. I turned to Flurry of Wishes stamp set and the Year of Cheer Designer Paper. Two can’t miss items! What do you think? Elegant?

Flurry of Wishes, Christmas, Year of Cheer paper

Of course, I paired it with one of my favorite colors, Dapper Denim card stock. I decided to also submit it to this week’s Global Design Challenge. Here’s the logo and link for that challenge.

#GDP115. Year of Cheer

Design Notes for Year of Cheer Card:

This card is really pretty straightforward. First I stamped the sentiment. Don’t you love that sentiment? Then I went to my Big Shot with the sentiment, a piece of Dapper Denim Card Stock and a piece of Champagne Foil. I ran all three things in the Big Shot at once. Next, I assembled. Done!


Supply List for Year of Cheer Card:

The Champagne Foil Paper is in the Holiday Catalog, page 37. Hopefully, it will be carried over. It is so beautiful!


Year-End Sale Coming Soon!

Starting December 1st, that’s Friday, Stampin’ Up will be having a sale on selected items! At the moment, I don’t know much more about it but wanted to alert you. I’ll let you know more as I learn more!


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Joyful Christmas

I always become annoyed when I see Christmas things in the stores around Halloween. What happens to Halloween? What about Thanksgiving? However, I recently realized I was perhaps contributing to the “Christmas Creep” by creating Christmas cards as early as July or August! Maybe I’m just justifying my actions, but somehow, this seems different. It’s all in the interest of being organized! I have been having monthly Christmas Card Club since August!  Here is one of the cards we are making this month in my Christmas Card Club, using the beautiful set, Joyful Christmas from the current Holiday Catalog. (Thanks to my upline, Alisa Mawson for the inspiration for this card.)

Joyful christmas

We used each of the stamps from the set in this card (the other sentiment was put on the inside).

Joyful Christmas stamp set images

Joyful Christmas stamp set images

Are you wondering how the leaves appear to be behind the poinsettia petals*? We first stamped the poinsettia on scrap paper and cut it out. Then it was used as a mask after stamping the poinsettia on our good paper. Did you get all that? Here’s the step by step.

1. Stamp poinsettia on scrap paper.

2. Cut out poinsettia. This is your mask piece.

3. Stamp poinsettia with Cherry Cobbler ink on good paper.

4. Use temporary adhesive and line up cut out poinsettia on top of good paper.

5. Ink up leaf stamp with Garden Green and stamp where you want the leaves to be. The green ink will end up on your mask.

Cool, right?

By the way, if you don’t have Stampin’ Up’s Paper Snips, this is the time to get them. They make cutting out this poinsettia soooooo easy!

I know you will love making a card like this. Here’s what you need to make yours (and rush the season or just be well organized). Be sure to go to my 24-7 on-line store to order whatever you need. Oh and be sure to check out the clearance section….lots of goodies there!

Stamp Set:

Joyful Christmas


Cherry Cobbler

Garden Green


Whisper White cardstock

Cherry Cobbler cardstock

Shimmer White cardstock


1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red


Paper Snips

*What we generally think of as petals on the poinsettia are actually bracts, modified leaves.

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack is coming!

I can hear the cheers from here! Yes, Christmas Stamp a Stack is here. Here are the cards we will be making.


Tree card

blue with ornament

Ornament card

3 squares

3 Holiday squares

You can do any combination of cards, with a minimum of 5 cards. Each card is $2.00.

The dates are Tuesday, November 27 at 1 PM or at 7PM and Wednesday, November 28 at 1 PM. Please let me know by Sunday, November 18 so that I can order and prepare the materials.  Let me know which session you want to come to and how many of each card you want to make. Just think, not even December and you will have beautiful, hand-made cards all ready to go! 

Tomorrow I will be posting the tags and gift card we will be making in our December 11, (1 PM and 7 PM ) classes.

O.k., here’s a peek…

Gold gift tag

Also, keep watching this site for my Black Friday to Cyber Monday special offer!