Tag Archives: Christmas

Star of Light Shines Tonight!

By | October 4, 2016

My past few posts have been scheduled ahead, and today is no exception, because I’ve been gallivanting around the country visiting my stamping peeps that live in the far-flung Northeast region. A year ago in September we stamped at Sherry’s house, and made these window cards: Sherry, Wanda, Mindy, Kathy and Karenlee – the Chittenden… Read More »

Oh, Christmas Treat!

By | September 10, 2016

On swap day, our friend Susan showed Ann and I how to make a Christmas card that I really love! It’s simple but elegant with some shiny gold accents, and it would be a really easy card to reproduce when making multiples and time gets short: It was inspired of Susan to use the Woodland… Read More »

Sweater Weather

By | September 6, 2016

When I was stamping swaps with Ann and Susan at Ann’s house in the middle of August, it was close to 100 degrees, no kidding! She lives over an hour north of me and it’s always a little hotter up there because I’m located where we do get some coastal breezes at times. So, we… Read More »

Swaps From the New Holiday Catalog!

By | September 1, 2016

It’s September 1st and today is the first day to order from the new Holiday Catalog! I got together with a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from my group recently and we each had a few new products from this catalog to make some early samples with, along with holiday items from the regular catalog.… Read More »

Getting Ahead of the Game – Stamp Your Cards Early!

By | January 15, 2016

As I mentioned in a previous post, my sister-in-law Sherry has a goal this year to make 10 Christmas cards each month so that she’ll be ready with enough cards when the time comes!  I think that’s a great idea, so to that end, my friend Anna and I got together yesterday to work on… Read More »

Peaceful Blues and Greens

By | December 31, 2015

Blue snowflake, green Christmas trees – here are three more handcrafted cards that our family received this year to celebrate the season of peace: First, here is Sherry Pakulski’s card – the one that she sent in addition to the one she made for her dad to send! I love this color combination – my… Read More »

No Business Like Snow Business!

By | December 30, 2015

We received many beautiful handcrafted Christmas cards this year, but with the busy schedule of holiday events and preparations, I’ve gotten behind in my posts! Here are few snow-themed cards to share today: Snowflakes are the focus of this first card, made by Wanda Morin of Colchester, VT: Snowflake stamp images, shaped punch, sequins and… Read More »

I’m Dreaming of a Violet Christmas

By | December 8, 2015

While red and green are tried and true Christmas colors, we also like to use glittery gold and silver on our holiday cards! Another color family that is less common but especially lovely for Christmas are the various shades of purple, especially when combined with some sparkly Silver Glimmer Paper like this one: Created by… Read More »

Happy 26th Birthday, Anne!

By | December 4, 2015

My daughter Anne is celebrating a birthday today, three weeks before Christmas, so often her cards and gifts have a holiday look: I used Rich Razzleberry card stock and ink, Gold Glimmer paper and the new Gold Metallic thread on her card. The Pearl Basic Jewels look perfect with the Very Vanilla background. Here’s a… Read More »

Over the River and Through the Woods

By | November 11, 2015

“Over the river and through the woods, To Grandmother’s house we go; The horse knows the way, to carry the sleigh, Through the white and drifted snow! Traditional Children’s Thanksgiving Song   Although I live in California once again, as the seasons change nostalgia fills my memory for those traditional scenes of New England winter… Read More »

Silent Night Star

By | November 7, 2015

I’ve been working with the new Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies from the Holiday catalog and decided to combine them with the Star Framelits for a different look. I also used the coordinating Jingle All the Way stamp set and the Softly Falling embossing folder, and everything worked together so nicely. I used several layers of… Read More »

“Punch a Poinsettia” – Weekly Deals – Tues. Nov. 3rd thru Mon. Nov. 9th, 2015

By | November 3, 2015

It’s always a great when you can use your tools in more than one way, and today on the Weekly Deals we have a punch that can help you do just that! The Flower Medallion Punch is on sale for 25% off this week, and although it was introduced in our Spring Occasions catalog and… Read More »

Redesign and Restyle a Holiday Card!

By | October 29, 2015

Last year one of the sets that I used for my Christmas cards was Endless Wishes, now retired, which had several snowflake images and some mix and match words to design the sentiments (see the card on the right.) Happily, as I was going through my paper stash today I found a baggie with some… Read More »

All Stamps on Sale? Yes!

By | October 19, 2015

Yes! It’s only for five days, so you’ll have to think fast, but all of the regular stamp sets in both the annual catalog and the holiday catalog are on sale for 15% off through Friday, Oct. 23rd! That doesn’t include bundles (because they are already 15% off) or the already discounted hostess sets, Weekly… Read More »