Be Jolly for GDP165

I have another of the adorable snowmen for the Global Design Project color challenge.  The challenge is for Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide , and Crumb Cake.  Well who would not love that mix of colors????  I use them regularly.  And especially with the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper.  So here is my Jolly Snowman.


Stampin' Up!, Spirited Snowmen, Candy Cane Season, Jackie Beers

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My card is one that any level stamper could quickly duplicate.  I stamped the snowman with Memento Tuxedo Ink and then colored him with the above colors.  The only addition is Pumpkin Pie for his nose and pool party to give some depth to his “snow”.  A little swipe is all it takes for that.

The gorgeous ribbon is the reversible Merry Merlot / Copper ribbon in the Holiday Catalog.  It is so pretty. I did twist the ribbon in making the knot so that only the Merlot side showed.  I then adhered the sentiment with a row of glue dots.  As I said, easy peasy!!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another quick and easy project.


Additional quick pictures






Winter Cheer

It is so hard to think of Winter and Christmas here in the South when the temperature still acts like it is July!  Yikes, I am ready for a little cooler weather.  Maybe my card for today will give you a little hint of cooler weather with some Winter Cheer!


Spirited Snowman, 148072


This cute little person looks so happy and cool that I just had to have this stamp set.  You can never go wrong with snowmen, or snowwomen, right?  They are great for all of the winter, not just for Christmas.  At least that is what I told myself! LOL!!  Like I need a reason to buy a stamp set.

This is really a quick card.  I only colored the snowman’s accessories plus just a touch of the Light Pool Party around the edges of his body to give the illusion of a blueish ice.  The designer paper is the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  I also added some of the Silver Thread for a touch of texture behind the snowman.

I have all of the measurements and the supplies I used listed as you go down the post. (Oops:  I did not list the Cherry Cobbler Ink in the supply list!)

I appreciate you visiting and love to read your comments.  Thank you for stopping by today.


  • Base of Gray Granite CS is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Layer of Cherry Cobbler CS is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Small Cherry Cobbler CS is 2 7/8 X 2 5/8
  • Small White layer is 2 3/4 X 2 1/2






A Hug in a Mug

The Hug In A Mug stamp set is sort of a “sleeper” in the Holiday Catalog.  I looked at it but passed it by in all of my flips through the catalog.  That changed when I was given the set as part of the festivities at Brian King and Pam Morris’s World Card Making Day in Atlanta.  After the hot chocolate treat favor we made with the set, I was definitely in love.  So I have made some hot chocolate for you today.


Stampin' Up! Hug In A Mug, stampinup, hug in a mug

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I apologize for my poor photography.  The foil in this Foil Frenzy DSP is hard to photograph.  It just wants to shine!!  Today’s card is a 4 X 4 card.  I can see making a lot of these for the winter months (or when Mother Nature decides to stay cold here in the south!).

I hope this card will give you incentive to check out this stamp set.  It is on page 42 of the Holiday Catalog.  It is a set that would be perfect year round.



Again, the DSP was my color chart.  The Foil Frenzy paper is wonderful.  It is more of a Craft than Crumb Cake but it all works together.  I added the white layer to tie in to the stamped layer.  But it is super quick and easy card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I appreciate your visiting and hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.

Reminder:  The last day for the DSP sale…………

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  By clicking on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.


There are three wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE




Framed Candles

The extra Host Rewards set for October is the one I have used today.  The name is Merry Patterns.  I am sure you have seen it on  other blogs and Pinterest.  I must say that it is a WOW!  It is technically triple layer stamping, but it is the best Stampin’ Up! has ever had in that regard.  Check this out….


Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns, Stampinup, Merry Patterns, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

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For a smaller 4 X 4 card the simplicity makes the candles really pop.  You could make several of these in a flash!

As you look as these super duper cute candles, you can see that some are in front and some behind.  The stamps are the same way.  You stamp the entire outline as one.  Then you have a stamp that are the behind ones (in blue) and then the front ones, and another for the candle color fill.  Oh my!  And being photopolymer, it is so super easy to line it up.  This is definitely a great set.

The colors I used are Smoky Slate Island Indigo and then the touch of Daffodil Delight.  I love blue and silver for Christmas.  Although I could see this in Fall colors as well.

I mentioned how easy it is to do the layers for the candles.  I stamped them on Shimmery White just to give it a little sparkle.  When I was finished layering the pieces to check out my idea, I thought it needed something else.  But instead of going with an embossed background or DSP for the background, I decided to add the touch of ribbon to accent the flames of the candles.  There isn’t really room to do the strip under the center piece.  So I thought back to some old ideas and came up with just looping on the corners like old photo corner holders.  (I’m showing my age there!!)

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you like this card and will check out this set.  It can be yours FREE with a $300.00 party.  If you are interested please let me know.  I would be excited to help you.

The supplies I used today are listed below.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.


There are four wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • World Card Making Day Sale October 1-10, 15% off select card making essentials. See details HERE.
  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by October 10th to receive the October PP and then November 10th for the November PP.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE





Metallic Thank You

This card is my first using the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Oh My !!  This paper is gorgeous.  The picture of my card, and the photos in the catalog, do not do it justice.  It is awesome !


Stampin' Up! Labels To Love, stampinup labels to love, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

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My plan was to showcase the beautiful DSP and the oversized banner was what I chose.  Because of the gold, I could not decide on a base color.  By going with the white, it keeps it clean, but I needed something to highlight the gold.  So I decided to add the little bit of black.

I have been trying to use these beautiful Foil Snowflakes since I got them before the catalog even went live.  And all of a sudden there it was, the perfect spot for the snowflake!  I added the strip of black as if the snowflake is a wreath or a hanging ornament.  I am not sure which idea I prefer.

The sentiment is from the “must have” set Labels To Love.  The set covers several holidays.  This sentiment I believe can be used at any time.  I rarely heat emboss, ( maybe once a year! ).  However with the gold in the DSP and the snowflake, I had to emboss the sentiment.  I am so proud of myself that it turned out well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I very  much appreciate you looking at my creations and for the nice comments.

The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.  Thank you again!




Cat Eclipse Card

I am trying a new technique today.  I have seen some really awesome cards on Facebook and Pinterest using the Eclipse Technique.  So I tried a small version for my first time.


Stampin' Up! Cat Punch, Jackie Beers, stampinup cat punch, jackiebeers

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I realized after the fact that the Pool Party eyes on my cat were not really bright enough.  I should have used the Smoky Slate.  But I love the soft combination of these colors.

I punched the cat out before stamping and placed it back in the cutout space.  I then stamped everything.  Before layering, I punched another cat from a scrap of Smoky Slate card stock and glued it to the original one.  Then it is raised with dimensionals.   I finished the card with the small bow on the end of the cat’s tail.  Every kitty needs some decoration .

This is so easy to do .  At least my small version is!  I have seen some beautiful and elaborate cards and home decor made using this technique.

I could have done better on my Eclipse Technique but I like the small version and think it came out alright.  I hope you will give it a try.


  • Card base is Smoky Slate cut to 8 X 4 and folded in half
  • Smokey Slate layer is cut to 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Whisper White layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 3 1/2


Thank you so much for visiting today!  The supplies I used are listed below and by clicking on any item you will be directed to my online store.


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