Dashing Sparkles

Last week I made a Really Sparkly gift card holder for the Pals Blog Hop.  You can see that post HERE.  So I am using some of the same pack of Joyous Noel Glimmer DSP for today’s card.  I just used a different color.


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My Sparkly, Dashing Deer!  For all the sparkle and shine, there is actually very little stamping involved on this one.  I die cut the deer and the filigree in the corner using the Dies from the Dashing Deer Bundle.  I stamped on the deer with the small flower in the stamp set, and that is it.

I used the multi-purpose adhesive sheets for the filigree.  It would have been tedious to attempt to get glue on those little pieces.  I believe even using the fine tip glue pen it would be exacting.  So the multi-purpose adhesive sheets to the rescue.  You just attach the sheet to your card stock before you die cut and easy peasy.  You have basically turned your card stock into a sticker.  This works especially well when you are trying to adhere something to the glimmer DSP.

For the finishing touch, I added the gold pearls to the flowers I stamped on the deer.  Its a simple way to up the game just a bit.  And of course, this had to be a Rudolph.  So I added one Red Rhinestone to the tip of the nose for the final bling, and necessary touch, for my card.

Thank you for visiting today!  Please come back tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  I cannot wait to see what my fellow demonstrators have come up with this month.



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Making Christmas Bright

I am on a Bright kick for some reason.  I believe the sentiments in a couple of the stamp sets have steered me in that direction and I have kept going.  And whatever leads you in a crafty direction is a good thing.  So here is another bright Christmas card.


Stampin' Up!, Making Christmas Bright, Making Everyday Bright, Blueberry Bushel, Jackie Beers

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My plan is that the lightbulbs be in the shape of a Christmas Tree.  I hope you can see that!!  I never know if I succeed in my wild ideas or not.  You could be seeing bowling pins lined up (Yikes!) Now I see bowling pins.  LOL!!

The Making Everyday Bright stamp set pairs with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  And the punch is part of the Making Christmas Bright Bundle of punch and stamp set.  I really love when Stampin’ Up! makes more than one set to fit a punch or a die.  I feel like it is more bang for your buck.  The Making Everyday Bright set has other than Christmas light bulbs.  It is set for all year round.  Love, Love, Love it!!

I almost forgot to mention the sentiment.  It is from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp set.  I punched the blue with the Everyday Label Punch and the Poppy with the Darling Label Punch.  I then trimmed both down to a smaller size to fit on the top of the card.  Don’t be afraid to experiment with your punches!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow.  I am trying to finish up my Christmas cards for mailing!  Yikes!!!



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A Tropical Christmas

I had used the Hung With Care Host Rewards Stamp set on a card the other day.  When I was looking at the stamps, I noticed the one that looks like a Hawaiian print on the stocking.  That gave me the idea for this card.  I remembered the Tropical Escape DSP has the same flower on it.  So here you have a Non-Traditional color Christmas card with a Non-Traditional Stocking that is hung with care.


Stampin' Up!, Hung With Care, Tropical Escape, Jackie Beers

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I hope you think this pairing is a cute as I do!  I love these colors together and the flower of both pieces.  I know Granny Apple Green and Blushing Bride are not colors you would normally pair together…..or maybe you would.  I probably will from now on.

The stocking is colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  The added touch of the Granny Apple Ribbon was just right to me.  And since I will not be mailing this one, I decided to go with a bit larger accessory .  That is the Tinted Faceted Button.  I threaded a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the holes and attached the button to the ribbon with a couple of glue dots.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  I hope you like my unusual colors of Christmas.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Beauty of The Season for Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have a very glittery gift card holder for you today.  I do not normally use a lot of the glitter paper, but I can not think of a better time to bring it out than at Christmas.  I CASED Dawn Griffith’s Tri Fold Gift Card Holder to make this great project.  It is pretty, quick, and easy.  The amount of time you need to make this one just depends on how much stamping you want to do.  I went with more bling, and less stamping.



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The left side tucks under the sentiment for a closure.  Here is a picture of that.


And here is the inside of the holder.


Note: Here is the LINK to Dawn’s video for her gift card holder and the basic measurements..

I went with Merry Merlot and the Noel Glitter DSP to make my version of this great holder.  The sentiment and stamping that is behind the gift card are from the “Merry Christmas To All” stamp set.  The tree on the inside of the small section is from my favorite set, “Timeless Tidings”.  I have used that tree so many times!!

I really kept my stamping to a minimum to allow the glitter to shine.  I hope you will give this cute idea a try.  The decorations and plus / minus layers are what really makes it yours.  I know that I will be using this basic design for a lot of gift card giving occasions.  It could be easily made feminine or masculine with just the DSP and the stamps.

Thank you for hopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another project.  All of my supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

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Merry & Bright for GDP168

I have a simple and Very Bright card for the Case The Designer at Global Design Project168.  The CASE card is a simple wreath on a white card.  I have a simple wreath on a very bright background for my card.


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As I said, my card is Bright!!  However, it was a very easy card to stamp.   The strip of lights is not the complete strip from the set.  I used markers to color only enough to spread across the wreath.  A little tip for you to keep in mind.  The sentiment is stamped on a strip of paper from trimming the layers of a previous card.  And the bow is from the Hung With Care host stamp set.  It is cut away from the wooden shoes the are part of the hanging stockings.  All of it was easy peasy!!

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  There are always great inspirations to be found in those hops.




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I hope everyone is safe and well after the nasty weather of the weekend.  We were very lucky and did not get the ice that was expected.

Today’s card is a quick and easy one that could be done with almost any stamp set and designer paper.  I used the awesome Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  I really do love that paper!!


Stampin' Up!, Enjoy Life, Share What You Love, Jackie Beers

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I did a different pairing of colors than I have done previously.  I paired Coastal Cabana with Tranquil Tide. I was attempting to bring out the lighter / brighter blue in the DSP.  The positioning of the sentiment is totally to show off the beautiful DSP.  And I really like it in the corner, as opposed to centered.  Not your normal positioning and I like that as well.

I hope you liked my quick and easy card.  Please return tomorrow for a new project.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Beautiful Wishes

I have taken another holiday card break today.  We need birthday cards year round.  It was also a great time to go back to the Annual Catalog for a great stamp set.


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The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, with matching framelits, has a lot of stamps to choose from.  I went very simple on this card.  And decided on just a single flower or stem.  I do love the Highland Heather for this flower.  It may not be true to nature, but I think it is gorgeous.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you like a quick and easy card that is easy to stamp or make quick changes to.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget to check out the Year End Closeout Sale. Click on the picture below to go to my online store.

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Hoppy Thursday

Sorry I am late today.  I was fighting with the Year End Closeout links.  As you can tell if you have been following me for any length of time, I am not a whiz at computer technology!!! Yikes.   But I hope the awesome sale prices will be worth the wait.

Another great thing is that you can now order the Stamparatus Carry Bag.  I have had the icon at the bottom of the post for a few weeks now.  Well the time is here.  And it is really the perfect bag for your Stamparatus, plus other uses as well.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Now for today’s card.  It is another Sneak Peek of the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  Did the Blog Title give it away?  Of course it did…. Frogs!!!


Stampin' Up!, So Hoppy Together, Animal Expedition, Jackie Beers

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Aren’t the little frogs adorable?  I believe they will be the same big hit that last year’s SAB Pandas were.  The name of the stamp set is So Hoppy Together.  I linked to the DSP, because the graph for the stamp set is not available yet.  I will update once I can get that link.

BUT….do you see how wonderfully it pairs with the Animal Expedition DSP?  There are several pieces in that pack of paper which pair beautifully with this set. Hint, Hint….

Thank you so much for stopping by this morning.  I hope you will check back tomorrow.  I will be on time in the morning.

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Grateful for scraps

Once again I have been playing with the pieces of scrap paper on my desk.  We all have those little strips or scraps that we have punched something from.  I really do try to keep it neat, but I do not always succeed (well, rarely succeed!).  Today’s card is more of the leftovers.


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Today’s layout is one of the easy to use classics.  Even if you do not like the card, please make note of the layout.

My background banner piece is actually a sneak peek of a DSP in the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog.  it is from a make ‘n take we had at OnStage that I did not make.  I believe the card called for the opposite side of this piece, but I loved the vibrancy of this side better.  I may have stamped my piece too similar to the print of the DSP.  The strip of white is stamped on with First Frost stamp set for the flower.  A definite “Keeper” set.  The little leaf is from Peaceful Noel.  It added just enough of a soft touch.

The sentiment is one of my all time favorites from the Country Home set.  That set will for sure be staying with me, and I really hope it carries over to the 2019 Annual Catalog.  It is a very versatile set with awesome sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by today!  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope your day is amazing!



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Collecting Santas has been one of my favorite things for many years.  I have added the Signs of Santa Bundle to my collection.  Just kidding, but it is the Perfect Santa!!  It is so adorable!  And the framelits are a great pairing.  I hope my bright card will get you in the Santa mood.


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I stamped Santa and colored him with Stampin’ Blends by following the Santas on the DSP.  But I couldn’t stop there.  I added two different versions of the Santa Workshop DSP for added Christmas Brightness.  I may have gone a bit overboard on the brightness!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like Santa and the very versatile layout used in the card.  As always, the complete list of products are at the bottom of the post.




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