Cup of Winter

I am still playing with products from the Holiday Catalog.  I think the catalogs get better with each new one!  Although it is still record breaking heat here in the south, I am enjoying the holiday stamp sets.  I can pretend it is at least Fall.  HaHa!!!  Mother Nature apparently has other ideas for us.

Hopefully this card will make you think of a nice winter day.


Stampin' Up!, Christmas Gleaming, Cup of Christmas, Toile Tidings, Jackie Beers


Your vision may not be quite the same as mine.  I see this as a cup of warmth and looking out the window at a Christmas scene.  I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to give the window with the Toile Tidings DSP as the outside view.

I combined a couple of stamp sets in the making of this project.  The ornaments are from the Christmas Gleaming Bundle.  I stamped on Very Vanilla with Garden Green ink and then used the Christmas Gleaming punches to punch them out.  I added Mossy Meadow Baker’s Twine from the Magnolia Ribbon Pack to “hang them” from the top of the window.

The mug is from the Cup of Christmas Bundle.  I used the matching dies to cut the mug from another piece of the Toile Tidings DSP.  The sentiment is in the Cup of Christmas Bundle and I simply trimmed it to fit the mug.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow and on Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop as well.  We are half way through September, which means we are also halfway through the DSP sale.  Take a look at the flyer below for a list of the DSP included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale.



My September Host Code is VYHZ6ZM2.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



September 2019 DSP Sale Flyer



Let It Snow

It is no where near ready to snow here in Georgia!  Sadly we are still in the 90s here.  But…..having received my pre-order of the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper and the Snowman Season stamp set, I could not wait to give it a try.  I am pretending it is cool weather.


Stampin' Up!, Snowman Season, Let It Snow, Jackie Beers


I really do like the different colors in this pack of DSP.  There is Real Red and Shaded Spruce in it.  But there are also Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo as well.  I love these.  This sheet of paper is a perfect balance for me.

The snowman looks like he is having a blast playing in the snow.  I colored him with the Stampin’ Blends in Light colors.  I added the Real Red for the sentiment and then thought it needed “something”.  So I used the Splatter technique with the Stampin’ Write Marker to Flick color onto the white layer.  That made me happy!

Thank you for coming by today.  I hope you will return again on Monday for more new projects.



  • Base layer is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • Flamingo layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • Sentiment background is 3 1/8 X 3 1/8
  • White layer is 3 X 3




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September 2019 DSP Sale Flyer



Joy and Funky Fold

Happy New Catalog Day!!  Today is the launch of the Holiday Catalog.  WooHoo!!  I love the suites and products.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Also, the Designer Series Paper Special begins today.  I have a picture under Updates at the bottom which lists the papers on sale.

Now on to today’s project.  I am sharing one of the new Designer Series Papers from the Holiday Catalog on this card.


I adore this DSP!!  It is photos on one side and silver designs on the opposite side.  I used my current favorite color of Seaside Spray for the base as well as the New Metallic Ribbon in Seaside Spray.  The ribbon is in the Holiday Catalog as well.

The card is an idea I got from seeing a money envelope at the Dollar Tree.  I did not measure it, I should have!!  But I just played with it until I liked the angles.  I am working on my first video and it is this angle.  I will go ahead and try to explain so you can recreate it.


  • The base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 3 3/4 and 7 3/4.  Fold and burnish on the score lines.
  • The shorter of the ends will be the top.  Fold the bottom up and leave the top out flat.
  • Place the score line of the top on the 1″ mark of your cutter, and place the opposite point in the cutting groove.  (You have to slide it away from the top bar to have room for the folded card to lay.
  • When you cut this, you create the angle. Even though it was from the 1″, the distance down on the short side is actually 1 1/8″.   I have no idea why that is, but it works out.
  • Cut DSP to 3 5/8 X 4 1/8 for bottom and 3 X 4 1/8 for top angle.
  • With the top DSP, place it with the top against the top bar of the cutter, turn it counterclockwise and place it at the 1″ mark.  Make a tick mark just beyond the cutting track on the edge of the paper.  (This way you cut you are cutting just to the left of the tick mark and it will be cut away.)  Now place the tick mark in the cutting track and also the opposite corner.  Make your cut.  This will fit perfectly on the angle flap.


I hope these directions are clear enough.  I will try to have the video very soon.  I think this is a super cute card and can be adjusted to different sizes once you have the basics.

Thanks for checking in today and I hope you are enjoying the new catalog.  Please come back tomorrow.



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September 2019 DSP Sale Flyer






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

Spirited Snowmen, 148072




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

Hug in a Mug, 144933


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