The Seasonal Sale begins today and runs through the 18th!!!!

I mentioned yesterday that I had attended a Stampin’ Up! Event over the weekend.  So today I am sharing the card I made for a swap in our group.  This is a layout I have used previously and received a lot of love for.  Hopefully this one is as well received.  The sweet layout and fold is the star of the show.


Stampin' Up!, Trimming the tree, Peaceful Deer, Boughs of holly, Jackie Beers

Paper and Stamps

Even though I said the layout is the star of this card, the stamp set and paper are pretty great as well.  This piece of DSP is from the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.  I pulled all of my colors from this particular sheet from the paper pack.  It is a mix of greens, white, and Poppy Parade.  The pop of Poppy Parade is the subtle dots.  But the greens are swirled around.  I chose to use Shaded Spruce and Old Olive from the choices.

This beautiful tree is a mix of both of those greens.  All of the stamps used, with the exception of the sentiment, are from the Trimming The Tree stamp set.  The tree is a two step stamp and I used the Shaded Spruce for the outside and the Old Olive for the inside.  The star is stamped with Crushed Curry Ink and has a single Basic Pearl in the center for some bling.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Deer stamp set.  I just love the simplicity of it, as well as the mix of fonts.  Mixed fonts are one of the things I look for in sentiments.  There was not a lot of room for adding a sentiment.  So I simply made a banner by stamping on the strip of White and then using paper snips to flag each end.  Those flags do not need to be perfect either!


Here is a look at the first inside layer of the card.  This may jog your memory for when I used this layout previously. On this inside image, I reversed the colors of the tree and the background layer.

I know it is hard to imagine, but this tree is the inside tree stamp of the tree on the front of the card!  It is supposed to be for adding depth and detail to the larger tree.  Personally I thought it was a cute tree on it’s own.  So I added the garland included in the set to give it more of a real tree look.  The garland is stamped using Crushed Curry and the finishing touch on this tree is a bow of Poppy Parade.  It is in the set as well.  And now the rest of the card…….

And there is that detail tree again!  I just stamped it a bit lower and in the corner but left bare here.


After seeing all of the views I hope you remembered my card using this same layout.  If not, you can click HERE to see it.  It looks totally different I believe.  The only differences in the measuremnts between these two cards is the two tree layers.  These are based on the size of the images.  I try to insure the inside image and layers are a bit smaller than the front ones.  That makes hiding the inside one behind the front quite a bit easier.  Since that is the only difference in the measurements, I have added the PDF I made for the Cottage Rose version here for you.  CLICK HERE for the pdf.


In case you did not copy the list from yesterday’s post, you can get it here by clicking on the photo.  You will get the complete pdf of all products on the Sale list.

Birthday Organizer Kit





  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent




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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,