Single Layer Card

Today’s post is short and sweet!  Last night I was part of a great group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators swapping cards.  I made a very simple card.  It is a great layout for making multiples of.  I failed to take a picture of the mini front card open.  But that is what the center piece is.  It is a 3 X 3 card on the front of a full size card.


Making Christmas Bright, 148046


I needed quite a few cards so I went with a variety of designer series paper.  Even though the colors are different, I kept the sentiment and tree background the same.  I hope you can see how this layout could be changed to any occasion by simply altering the DSP.

Hopefully I will get home in time on Sunday to play with some of my new products from the celebration.  So please come back on Monday for some sneak peeks!


  • Base card is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 (yes that is correct, the base does not open!)
  • next layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Front card base is 3 X 6, scored and folded in half
  • First layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8
  • White stamped layer is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4









I am sharing a new, for me, stamp set with you today.  It is also the last of my Stamp Club swap cards.  I used the Signs of Santa Bundle, and some of the Santa’s Workshop Designer series paper.  I am in love with both now.  So be prepared for more projects with these great items.


Signs of Santa Bundle, 149967


There really is not very much stamping on here.  I let the little elves on the DSP be the main character.  Although Santa is pretty special!  I don’t know if you can see the shading on his beard and the list.  I copied that from the DSP that has this image as I was coloring him with the Stampin’ Blends.  How Cool is that???

In case you have not seen this bundle from other blogs, the dies in the set will cut out several different pieces of the DSP.  I love that Stampin’ Up! has created the items that way.  It is so easy.  But since I needed a dozen of the Santa, I had to stamp, color and die cut myself.  They were great fun though.  I love Santa and have collected Santa ornaments, etc for more most of my adult life.

My only fail on this card is the ribbon.  I needed a piece across the two layers and did not have current Garden Green ribbon.  This one is retired.  Although I am sure you probably have some leftover ribbons of your own!  We do not want to waste the gorgeous ribbons.

Thank you for visiting today.  I will have updates from the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary Celebration for you tomorrow.  So stay tuned on my Facebook Blueline page.






Price: $110.00




Christmas Spirit

I am showcasing an Oldie But Goodie stamp set.  It is a carryover from the last Annual Catalog and has always been a favorite of mine.  It is The Star of Light stamp set.  I have probably utilized this Christmas set more than any other.  And of course it has matching dies.  I just did not use them today.  For today I went quick and easy.


Star of Light, 142110


As I said above, I kept this card very simple.  The swoosh is stamped in Smoky Slate ink, as are the silver stars.  The sentiment and focal star is in Merry Merlot.  I debated on the focal star being in Crushed Curry, but decided to go with just the two colors.

This card is a 4 X 4, although you could use this same layout and go with any size.  My main Christmas card from last year was this layout with the medium star from the dies layered on the center.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will join me back here tomorrow for Halloween!  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom the page, as few as they are!







Hello Everyone !!

I hope I still have my loyal followers here today.  I had an awesome two week vacation in France, but now I am back to share new projects with you.

The weather in France was warmer than expected and I came home to a bit cooler temperatures.  That was an unexpected pleasure.  This put me in the holiday spirits, plus realizing that Halloween is in two days!  Yikes!!!  So I covered all of the upcoming holidays in one project for you.  And it is a quick one as well.


Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Pillow Boxes, Kraft Pillow Boxes, Takeout Treats, Many Blessings, Trick or Tweet

Kraft Pillow Boxes, 147018


I created treat boxes for each of the upcoming holidays.  All of these were really quick.  I could have kept going on each one of the themes.  With the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and great seasonal stamp sets, the ideas are just endless for decorating these little boxes.

The great part of these boxes are the price.  You get 10 boxes for $5.00.  That is an awesome deal!  They are large enough to hold a variety of candies or small gifts.  These are fairly basic in the designs.  I can see the beauty in coming up with a theme and creating a basket of these to have by your door for holiday guests or to take to a gathering.

Thank you for visiting today.  I really appreciate you hanging around for my return from vacation.  The supplies I used on the boxes are all listed at the bottom of the post.







Spirited Snowman

I have another card with the adorable Spirited Snowman stamp set.  These little guys are just so cute that I made several on my first play with them.  This is the second card.


Spirited Snowman, 148072


He looks like he is having such a good time skating along!  I can see this card done in any color.  All you have to do is color the scarf and hat to match your card stock or designer series paper.  This DSP is the Under The Mistletoe DSP.  I know I have used it quite a bit, but it is so wonderful that I cannot resist it.

I know it  may look odd, but I debated on using the two different colors of layers.  I thought about doubling the Real Red and Old Olive in both places.  But then I thought about the “fun” of the DSP and decided to go wild. LOL!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate it very much and I love to read your comments.  I have the measurements and the supply list below.


  • Base of Thick Whisper White is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Real Red is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Old Olive is 3 5/8 X 2 5/8
  • Whisper White is 3 1/2 X 2 1/2







Hung With Care

I do not usually do posts using the Host Rewards Stamp Sets, as not everyone can easily purchase them.  You need a party, or an individual order, of $150.00 minimum to purchase these sets.  But this particular set immediately caught my attention when I first viewed the Holiday Catalog.  I just love the sweetness and childhood memories it invokes.


Hung With Care, 147882


Aren’t these little stockings just adorable?  They make me smile right away.  Even though the layers of this card are very simple, I will admit it took a few minutes to make this card.  It was more due to me wanting two tone stockings.  I colored each stocking with the Stampin’ Write Markers in Shaded Spruce and Blackberry Bliss.  That takes a few minutes to do each one.  It would definitely be quicker to do solid color stockings.

The designer paper I chose was for the color, again Blackberry Bliss.  It is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  You know I love my DSP!!

I have the measurements and the supply list further down for this card.  If you would like to try to get this stamp set, I would be thrilled to help you.  Please let me know and we can talk about the options.  Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will return tomorrow.


  • Base layer of Shaded Spruce is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • DSP layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • Smaller Shaded Spruce layer is 3 5/8 X 4 7/8
  • Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 X 4 3/4