It is a So Very Merry July!  I have a Christmas card to share because I could not wait to try this new Online Exclusive stamp set.  It is a bit different from the normal sets.


Stampin' Up!, So Very Merry, Basic Embossing Folders, Classic Matt Dots, Circle Punch, Jackie Beers

Stamp set

The So Very Merry is a new Christmas set that is now available in the Online Exclusives part of the Online Store.  Some people seem to have some difficulty getting there though.  When you are in the store, click on Shop Products, and then scroll down and you will see Online Exclusives in the options.

This set has the stamp I have used of Santa, plus an angel in a circle, a gingerbread house, and  various extras with sentiments.  I personally love the stained glass look.  My Santa scene is stamped and embossed with Black Embossing Powder prior to coloring with Stampin’ Blends.  And best of all…..the circle fits perfectly to the 2 3/8 Circle Punch!  (The photo is not great as I was trying to show details and it was either too dark or too light!)


The colors for this card were decided after I finished coloring Santa.  I knew it would be a simple layout so did not worry about matching DSP or anything like that.  I chose Real Red for Santa, so that is the card base.  The layer is Boho Blue due to the sky, and the embossed layer is Wild Wheat because of Santa’s toy sack.


To add some detail to a simple layout I went with the Basics 3D set of Embossing Folders.  These are also in the Online Exclusives.  There are three folders with different designs.  This one is by far my favorite!  And it definitely adds the texture my card needed.  To ground the Santa image, I added a strip of the Boho Blue across the panel.  And finished with a trio of the Classic Matte Dots.  This is a very minimalistic card from me!  LOL!!

Thank you for visiting today!!!

Please do not forget about Bonus Days when you place orders.  An order of $50.00 of products gets you a coupon code to use in July.  And it gets you a Blue Star Reward from me as well.

Bonus Days for the remainder of July!

For every increment of $50.00 in product per order you will receive a Coupon for $5.00.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can receive.  Then you can redeem all of your codes during the month of August!  Additionally, my Blue Star Rewards are for every $50.00 in product per order.  So you would also be earning my rewards as well.

Online exclusives are here to stay!  Click on the photo and be taken directly to them in my online store.  If you place an order, please use my Host Code listed just below.



My July Host Code is MXQY2UE9.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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,