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Sunday, December 16, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas - Start Wrapping It Up!

I am not quite done sharing the 12 Weeks of Christmas ideas, but I know many of you are already wrapping up little gifts for people you will see this week like teachers, co-workers and friends and family who might be traveling over the Christmas holiday.  So, I thought it was time to share this great idea!  Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper or DSP is a great way to create a perfectly co-ordinated gift and tag box.

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All of the information to create this little gift tag and box are below, but if you have questions or need help please just let me know.  I would love ot help you!

Happy Stamping!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Tags & Tidings Bundle (149986)
  • PAPER – Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Old Olive Cardstock (100702), Real Red Cardstock (102482), Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953), Soft Suede Cardstock (115318), Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146921)
  • INK – Real Red Classic Ink Pad (147084)
  • OTHER – Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Stamparatus (146276), Simply Scored (122334), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Detailed Trio Punch (146320), Big Shot (143263), Detailed Deer Thinlits (147915), Layering Circle Framelits (141705), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (148026), ⅝” Burlap Ribbon (141487), Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Gold Cord (147528); Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Snail Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755),
Cutting & Scoring
  • Old Olive Cardstock - 8 ½” x 11”, score at 2 ½” along each edge
  • Real Red – 2” x 4”
  • DSP – 8 ⅝” x 11 ⅛”, score at 2 ½” along each edge
Box Instructions:
  • Fold each score line of both the Old Olive Cardstock and the DSP for the Box.
  • Cut a slit along the long edge into to the perpendicular score line on the Old Olive Cardstock for the box. Repeat step on the DSP.
  • On the Old Olive box, fold flap in then add Tear & Tape on each flap then adhere the flaps to the small end piece on both ends of the box. This is the bottom of the box. The box will measure 6” x 3” ½ x 2 ½.”
  • Repeat previous step for the box cover.
  • Tie a bow with the ⅝” Burlap Ribbon around the box to help hold it together.
Tag Instructions:
  • Create banner by using the Banner Triple Punch on the Real Red Cardstock Strip.
  • Punch the tag hole on the Real Red Banner using the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Die cut the scalloped circle from Soft Suede Cardstock using the 2 ½” Scallop Circle and Crumb Cake Circle with the 2 ⅜” circle from the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Spritz the Crumb Cake Circle with Alcohol using the Stampin’ Spritzer then run it through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere Corrugated Circle to the Scallop Circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then attach to the Real Red Banner.
  • Use Old Olive Cardstock to die cut deer with the Detailed Deer Thinlits.
  • Using Snail Adhesive on the back of the deer, adhere the Gold Metallic Thread then attach the Gold Mini Sequin Trip with Glue Dots.
  • Adhere deer to the Corrugated Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Using Real Red Ink, stamp the Tags & Tidings on Whisper White using the Stamparatus.
  • Die Cut the tags with the coordinating Christmas Tags Thinlits.
  • Adhere the “Merry Christmas” to the front of the tag with Mini Dimensionals. TIP: keep the “small die cut” circles and add the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the circles. You will need to “double” up the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and add a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the back so it attaches to the neck of the deer.
  • Using the Take Your Pick Tool, adhere the Red Rhinestones.
  • Thread the gold cord through the front of the Real Red Banner making certain to also add the “To and From” tag to the back of the banner.
  • Tie the the tag to the Burlap Ribbon.
NOTE:  This box fits a Mini Loaf of Sweet Bread perfectly and I have a Banana Bread recipe to share with you.
Grandma’s Moist Banana Bread
1 Stick butter 1/2 cup, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soada
1/2 tsp. salt
3 to 4 bananas; mashed
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
Optional:  add 1 cup of chopped walnuts or mini chocolate chips!
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees (if convection oven, decrease by 25 degrees!)
Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf pan (or 4 mini loaf pans). Pan should be about 3/4 full of batter.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; combine with the butter mixture.
  • Add the sour cream, bananas, and vanilla; stir well.
  • Add optional ingredients if desired.
Pour into prepared pans. In 9-inch loaf pan, bake approx. 45 to 55 minutes. Check for doneness.
If using mini loaf pans.bake for 30 minutes then check for doneness.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas - Time for Tags

I don't  know what iti is, but I love making Christmas tags.  It is always so much fun and let's me use up the bits and pieces I might have left over from other projects or decided not to use for a particular card or sampler, but it was too cute or nice to throw away.  So, these little pieces go into my Serendipity Basket and at this time of year become just what I need to create tags that are the perfect way to finish off my Christmas boxes and gift bags.

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®

All the instructions are below, but if you have questions or need help ordering any of these fantastic products please let me know.  I would love to help you create your own terrific tags!

Happy Stamping!

Stamp sets: Beautiful Blizzard (148562) Wishing You Well (147864)
Ink pads: Real Red (147084), Old Olive (147090), Shaded Spruce (147088), (Whisper White Craft Pad (147277)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120954), Real Red (102482), Under the Mistletoe DSP 146921), Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272), White Velvet Sheets (149619), Pumpkin Pie (105117)Basic Black (121045)
Other: Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Stamparatus (146276), Scalloped Tag Topper (133324), Oval Framelits (141706), In the Woods Framelits (147919), Shimmer White Embossing Paste (145645), Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103),
Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon (144159), Real Red Cotton Ribbon (146925), White Baker’s Twine (124262), Mini Dimensionals (144108), Multipurpose Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Silicone Craft Mat (127583)
Christmas Tree Tag Measurements
Real Red 2 x 5
Whisper White Thick 3 x 4
Under the Mistletoe DSP 3 x 4
Shaded Spruce 3 x 9
Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon 10 Inches

  1. Cut all cardstock and die cut the Shaded Spruce Christmas tree using the In The Woods Framelits and die cut the Whisper White and Under the Mistletoe DSP ovals using the Layering Ovals Framelits.
  2. Attach the Christmas tree together using Mini Dimesionals.  Place it on the Silicone Craft Mat and apply Shimmer White Embossing Paste with a Palette Knife.  Set aside to dry.
  3. Use the Scalloped Tag Topper to punch out the top the Real Red Tag.
  4. Attach the ovals together and then to the tag using Multipurpose Glue.
  5. When the Embossing Paste on the Christmas Tree is dry attach it to the ovals using Multipurpose Glue.
  6. Cut and attach the Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon to the tag and add it to a gift box or bag.
Snowman Christmas Tag Measurements
Crumb Cake 2 x 5
White Velvet Sheets 2 ¼ x 3 1/2
Whisper White Baker’s Twine 10 Inches
Real Red Cotton Ribbon 8 inches
Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie Scraps
  1. Cut all cardstock, twine and ribbon.
  2. Use the Scalloped Tag Topper to punch out the top the Crumb Cake Tag.
  3. Use the Stamparatus and stamp the greeting from Beautiful Blizzard in Real Red.
  4. Randomly stamp the snowflakes from Beautiful Blizzard onto the Crumb Cake Tag in Whisper White Craft Ink.
  5. Punch out the head and body of the snowman out of the White Velvet Sheets using the 1 ¼ Circle and 1 ¾ Circle Punches and attach them together with a Dimensional on the back.
  6. Punch out the snowman’s eye’s and buttons out of the Basic Black scrap cardstock using the Cookie Cutter Punch and attach with Multipurpose Glue.
  7. Cut out the snowman’s carrot nose out of the Pumpkin Pie scraps using Paper Snips and attach with Multipurpose Glue.
  8. Wrap the Real Red Ribbon around the snowman’s neck and secure with Tear & Tape.
  9. Attach the snowman to the tag with Dimensionals.
  10. Attach the Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the tag and add it to a gift box or bag.
 Christmas Wreath Tag Measurements
Real Red 2 x 5
Whisper White Thick 4 x 4
Whisper White Baker’s Twine 10 Inches
Real Red Cotton Ribbon 3 inches
  1. Cut all cardstock ribbon and twine.
  2. Use the Scalloped Tag Topper to punch out the top the Real Red Tag. Place it on the Silicone Craft Mat. Use washi tape to secure the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks over the top of the Real Red tag and apply Shimmer White Embossing Paste with a Palette Knife.  Set aside to dry.
  3. Die cut the Whisper White circle using the Stitched Framelits.
  4. Place the piece of Whisper White Thick CS you just die cut onto the Stamparatus and secure a corner with one magnet.  Put the circle you die cut into the cut out area of the 4x4 square. 
  5. Stamp the wreath stamp from Wishing You Well in Old Olive.  Turn the circle just a tick and stamp again in Shaded Spruce.
  6. Stamp Season’s Greetings in Real Red.
  7. When the Embossing Paste on the tag is dry attach the wreath circle onto it using Dimensionals.
  8. Tie a knot in the Real Red Ribbon and attach to the top of the wreath with a piece of Tear & Tap.
  9. Cut and attach the Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the tag and add it to a gift box or bag.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas - A Calendar Gift Card Reminds Someone You Care All Year Long!

Calendars are a great gift for teachers, administrative assistants or anyone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk or that friend who just never knows what day of the week it is.  It is also something they will use all year long which is my kind of gift!  

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®

I did a similar project last year and once again High Performance Marketing is printing these calendars for me.  They are $1 each or $0.80 if you order 25 or more.  Postage is not included.  If you live in the Raleigh, NC area you can pop by and pick them up.  

Check out all the directions for this project below.As always, please let me know if you have questions or need help purchasing any of the supplies to make this or any of your other holiday projects.  That's my job and I love what I do!

Happy Stamping!

Stamp SetsLabels to Love (144967 clear; 144970 wood)
Ink - Shaded Spruce (147088)
Card Stock – Pacific Point (111350), Whisper White (100730), Shaded Space (146981), So Saffron (105118)
Misc. – SNAIL adhesive (104332), Share What You Love designer series paper (146926), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Merry Christmas thinlits (146912), Detailed Deer thinlits (147915), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Tear & Tape adhesive (138995), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); 2019 tear-off calendar (available through Pinterest, eBay, etc)


  • Pacific Point: 8 1/5" x 5 1/2"; 4 1/4" x 3" (stand)
  • Share What You Love: 5 1/4” x 4”; 3 1/4” x 2 1/2”
  • Shaded Spruce: 3 1/2” x 2 3/4”; 5 1/4” x 1/2”
  • So Saffron: 3 1/4” x 2 1/2”
  • Whisper White: 3” x 1 1/4”
  1. Fold Pacific Point card stock in half and crease to create card base.
  2. Adhere larger piece of Share What You Love paper to card base.
  3. Adhere smaller piece of Share What You Love paper to Shaded Spruce layer and then to card front center.
  4. Attach So Saffron layer to Shaded Spruce layer using Tear & Tape adhesive.
  5. Using SNAIL, adhere strip of Shaded Spruce card stock across top front of card. Adhere calendar to So Saffron layer using Tear & Tape adhesive.
  6. Ink phrase using Shaded Spruce ink and stamp onto scrap Whisper White card stock. Die-cut using frame thinlit from Merry Christmas thinlits. Adhere to card front on top of Shaded Spruce strip.
  7. Die-cut Pacific Point flowers from Detailed Deer thinlits. Attach to phrase layer using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Lay Pacific Point card stock layer (vertically) on Simply Scored. Score at 1/2”,1 1/2”, and 2 1/2”. Burnish using Bone Folder: smaller tabs in and center score out.
  9.  Attach stand to inside of card at bottom, using Tear & Tape adhesive as in photo below; the smaller tabs attach to the card front and card back.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NC Demos November 2018 Blog Hop - It's All About a Festive Christmas

Good evening and welcome to the November NC Demos Blog Hop!  If you stopped by Jo Anne's blog you already know that this month's hop is ALL about the holidays and she shared something fantastic.  I decided that I would share the sampler that a few of my customers inspired and pooled products together to make after seeing one made by Audra Monk using some of our favorite products from this year's Holiday Catalog. 

As you can see there was a lot of activity going on at the Stamp Pad today and I am now supposed to be at dinner at my neighbor's in ten minutes, SO I am including a product list and measurements for my Festive Christmas sampler.  If you have questions about any of the squares, please email me or comment below.  I would love to help you make your own sampler.

The measurements for the squares are as follows"

  • Whisper White 12 x 12
  • Cherry Cobbler 11 3/4 x 11 3/4
  • Basic Black 10 3/4 x 10 3/4
  • Dashing Deer:  Gray Granite 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, DSP 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, Glavanized Sheets 4 x 4
  • Christmas Blessings:  Gray Granite 2 x 5, Mossy Meadow 1 3/4 x 4 3/4
  • Peace & Joy: Gray Granite 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, DSP 3 x 3, Ribbon 3 1/4 inches
  • Kitty Cat Christmas: Gray Granite 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, DSP 3 x 3, scraps for kittens and the crates
  • Festive Farm Truck: Gray Granite: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4, Shimmery White 4 1/4 x 5 Whisper White 2 1/2 x 5
  • Mistletoe: Gray Granite: 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, DSP 1 1/4 x 4 1/4
  • Winter Woods Christmas Tree: Gray Granite 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, DSP 3 x 4 1/4
I am SO sorry to post and run!  There is still a lot to see, so drop by Sue Root's post.  I know she has something fabulous planned!

Thanks again for letting me share!  I would love to help you add any of these amazing goodies to your stamping stash and create your own festive Christmas sampler!

Happy Stamping!

November Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana -
Jo Anne Hewins -
Tracie Evans Langley -
Sue Root -
Anita Trippi -

Product List
Buffalo Check Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Christmas Traditions Punch Box
Dashing Deer Clear-Mount Bundle
Farmhouse Christmas Photopolymer Bundle
Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Bundle
Winter Woods Clear-Mount Bundle
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Die Brush - New Configuration
Precision Base Plate
Stampin' Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Festive Farmhouse 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
Gray Granite 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Textured Weave Ribbon
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Whisper White 12" X 12" Card Stock
White Velveteen Sheets
Galvanized Metallic Paper
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Regals 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
Cherry Cobbler Light Stampin' Blends Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Wood Crate Framelits Dies
Blizzard Thinlits Die
Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sprig Punch
Cat Punch
Paper Snips Scissors

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Here is this Year's Countless Christmas Cards Bonus Card!

Thank you all for your patience with me this year and for all you do to support me and my little stampng business!  I REALLY appreciate you!  So, as promised here is a bonus card you can choose to make at this year's Countless Christmas Cards.  This is the first bundle I purchased during the pre-order in August and couldn't let the holidays go by without using it for a Christmas card!

Merry Christmas to All

Remember to let me know which cards and how many you want to make along with the date you want to attend a camp.  

I can't wait to make Christmas cards with all of you this year!

Happy Stamping!

12 Weeks of Christmas - Hometown Greetings Shadowbox

If you are like me you are starting to think about decorating for Christmas or maybe you want to give someone something to add to their own holiday decorations that they can enjoy for years to come.  Well, then, this 12 Week's of Christmas project is perfect for you.  All the directions, measurements and supplies are listed below, but if you have any questions on need to order any of the products just let me know.  I would love to help you.

Happy Stamping!

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®
Stamp sets: Beautiful Blizzard (148562)
Ink pads: Whisper White Craft Pad (147277)
Paper: Daffodil Delight (Night of Navy Cardstock (100867), Smoky Slate (131212), Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272)
Other: Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Precision Plate (139684), Big Shot Die Brush (144262), Hometown Greetings Edgelits (144671), Softly Falling TIEF (139672)½ Circle Punch (119869), ¾ Punch (119873), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309) Silicone Craft Mat (127583)

  • Whisper White Thick  8 x 8
  • Smoky Slate 6 ½ x 7
  • Night of Navy 6 x 6 ½
  • Whisper White Thick 1 piece  6 x 2/12 and 2 pieces 6 x 5
  • Daffodil Delight scraps
  1. Cut all the cardstock.
  2. Stamp the little snow flurries from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set onto the Night of Navy cardstock in White Craft Ink and set aside to dry.
  3. Die cut the three pieces for the village.  The pieces are a bit longer than the edgelits, so you will need to snip them away from the excess cardstock.
  4. Texture the village pieces using the Softly Falling TIEF.
  5. Punch out circles from the Daffodil Delight cardstock then cut them into smaller pieces and attach them behind the house and church windows using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Don’t forget to use the Silicone Craft Mat to protect your work surface.
  6. Starting with the top hill of the village layer the three pieces together using the Foam Adhesive Strips.  You may have extra Whisper White cardstock at the bottom depending on how close together you layer the pieces. If you do have extra at the bottom cut it then attach the village it to the Night of Navy cardstock using the Foam Adhesive Strips.
  7. Layer the Smoky Slate piece onto the 8 x 8 Whisper White Thick piece using Foam Adhesive Strips.
  8. Layer the Night of Navy piece onto the Smoky Slate cardstock using Foam Adhesive Strips.
  9. Put your finished work of art into a frame and give to a friend or family member as a Christmas gift they will enjoy for years to come!


Saturday, November 3, 2018

!2 Weeks of Christmas - Catching Up with a Be Jolly Candy Cane Card!

Halloween is over and like you I am wondering where the time has gone and if I will ever get everything done on my to do list before the holidays.  Well, here is a cute little card that will make the holiday season a bit more jolly!  It is cute, quick and just traditional enough to get everyone is a Merry Christmas mood.  Below are all the details for this 12 Week's of Christmas card. 

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If you have any questions or would like to order any of the products to create this card please don't wait to contract me.  The sooner you get your supplies the sooner you can cross making Christmas cards off your to do list!

Happy Stamping!

Sampin’ Up! Supplies:

STAMPS – Candy Cane Season Bundle (149927)
PAPER – Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272), Regals 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146965)
INK – Real Red (147084), Garden Green (147089)
OTHER – Stamparatus (146276), Candy Cane Builder Punch (148011), Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Snail Adhesive (104332)       

Cutting & Scoring: 

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock (“Card Base”) - 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Cardstock (“Card Front”) – 3 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Cardstock - ½” x 2”
  • Real Red Regals 6x6 DSP – 5 ½” x 1”
  1. Using Multipurpose Glue, adhere the Real Red Regals 6x6 DSP to the left edge of the Card Base.
  2. Adhere the Whisper White Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals aligning the right edge of the Card Front to the right edge of the Card Base.
  3. Stamp the Striped Candy Cane image from the Candy Cane Season Bundle using Real Red Classic Ink.
  4. Next, stamp the bow outline with Real Red Classic Ink then stamp the solid bow image inside the outlined image with the Real Red.
  5. Punch out the Candy Cane  and Bow with the Candy Cane Builder Punch.
  6. Stamp the “Be Jolly” with Garden Green on the ½” x 2” strip and trim the ends at an angle.
  7. Adhere the “Be Jolly” with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals overlapping the DSP and Card Front. HINT: Use 2 stacked Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the “Be” and one Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under the “Jolly.”
  8. On the back of the Candy Cane, add a strip of Snail Adhesive then attach the Silver Metallic Thread. HINT: Wrap the Silver Metallic Thread loosely around 3 fingers, carefully remove, twist, adhere to back of Candy Cane where you’ve added the Snail Adhesive, and hold in place by adding a Stampin’ Dimensional over the Silver Metallic Thread.
  9. Adhere the Candy Cane with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the bottom right corner of the Card Front.
  10. Attach the Bow with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Candy Cane.
  11. Use the Take Your Pick Tool to adhere the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
  12. Enjoy

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The 2018 Countless Christmas Card Samples Are Here!

I am SO sorry for the delay with this year's Countless Christmas Cards samples.  I have been recovering from an emergency appendectomy and it has been a real struggle to get everything done.  So, I would like to thank everyone for all their help the last few weeks as well as everyone being so patient with me needing to reschedule events and with getting out this year's Countless Christmas Cards!  

So, in case you are new or need a refresher about how Countless Christmas Cards works here it is!


Get in the holiday spirit with this Stamp Pad tradition! Come make as many cards as you like for ONLY $2 each! I will have six terrific card designs you can choose from this year. You choose which ones and how many you make of each.

Thirteenth Annual Countless Christmas Cards Dates & Times:
Sunday November 11th, 2:00 to 5:00pm  (please note that this was originally scheduled for November 4th.
Thursday, November 15th 6:00 to 9:00pm
Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00 to 5:00pm
Thuesday, December 4th, 6:00 to 9:00pm

Please note that if you cannot attend one of the scheduled dates and times let me know. You can work on them during any of my Crop With What You've Got events or we can schedule a time that works with your schedule.

The ONLY rule for Countless Christmas Cards is that you MUST register for the November events by November 7th and for December events by December 1st. To register simply email me how many and which cards you wish to make.  As always you are welcome to change the phrases and tweak the cards to make them your own unique creation!
Designer Series Paper and embellishments may vary due to packaging.

Feel free to bring your own envelopes and stamp them to match your cards!

Your own adhesive is a MUST. This includes SNAIL, glue dots and Dimensionals.  If  you need any of these supplies 
please let me know when  you register.  I will order them and package them with your card kit.  All other supplies will be provided.

And now here are this year's Countless Christmas Card samples.  I hope you love them as much as I do!

#1  Beautiful Blizzard - Please note that you may change the colors on this card.  

#2  Winter Woods - Ths card will have some variation due to DSP packaging

#3  Blended Season - This card was so popular at my Christmas in July it had to make a comeback!  Ths card will have some variation due to DSP packaging

#4  Christmas Traditions - Ths card will have some variation due to DSP packaging

#5  Winter Woods Pine Tree - Ths card will have some variation due to DSP packaging

#6  Wishing You Well Christmas Wreath - You will be making your own DSP using the Buffalo Check stamp for this card!

I will be posting ONE additional card sample using the Merry Christmas to All Bundle by Monday, November 5th, so don't forget to check back for it!

Please let me know if you have questions and don't forget that there are ONLY 6 spots at each event, so contact me TODAY to reserve yours!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

NC Demos October 2018 Blog Hop - Three Takes on Wishing You Well

Welcome to this month's NC Demos Blog Hop.  If you have already stopped by Jo Anne's post, you already know our thiem this month is take three,  and I know you say something you have to add to your list to try.

So, what is the deal with take three if you are just joining us.  Well, ​I have lots of customers ask me how I decide on my must have stamp sets or bundles. My reply is always the same. You want to be able to do three different things with it. So, you can use it for three different holidays or occasions. Do three different techniques or use it for three different kinds of project like a tag or gift bag, a card or a home decor or 3D item.

One of the stamp sets I think is perfect for a new stamper or someone who really wants to get a lot out of a set is the Wishing You Well stamp set found in this year's Holiday Catalog.  I loved it so much it was the featured set for my October Cute Cards Quick.  W
e made ten total cards with it for card giving all year long.  So I actually got four seasons not just three occasions out of it which makes it a winner in my book!  

I will say that the Stamparatus is a MUST HAVE with this set.  It makes the two step stamping a no brainer and you can make a lot of these pretty cards quickly with it.  My group actually made all ten cards in two hours and four minutes which is an all time record for Cute Cards Quick!
All the cards started with pretty much the same measurements and are all basic stamping.  We did add Copper Shimmer Paint to the fall weath card which everyone loved.

  • The cardbases are all 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2 inches
  • The squares for the flowers and the Christmas wreath are all 3 x 4 
  • The Pear Pizzazz & Granny Apple Green layers on the flower cards are all 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
  • The DSP on the Christmas wreath card is 1 x 4
  • The Merry Melot piece on the Fall card is 3 x 4 and the Nature's Poem DSP is 4 1/4 x 2
My advice as always if you are trying to make a lot of cards at one time is to do all of your cutting including die cutting and embossing.  Then stamp and assemble.  

Thank you SO much for letting me share my Take Three (or Four) cards wtih you.  I hope this helps you decide which stamp sets you must add to your collection.

I am off to check out what Sue Root has for us this month.  You should come along!  I know it will be wonderful!

Please let me know if you have questions or need to order supplies for an upcoming project.  I would love to help you!

Happy Stamping!

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