Timeless Tidings

Today I have used a sweet stamp set that you may have overlooked in the Holiday Catalog.  It is the Timeless Tidings set from page 33.  It can be purchased alone, but it pairs with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit.  I chose to use it alone for this card.



Timeless Tidings, 148936


This would be a great card to mass produce.  Especially using the Stamparatus.  The sentiment and the holly are stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The tree is inked in Mossy Meadow and stamped off first.  I colored the holly using the Stampin’ Blends in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Festive Farmhouse package and the Thicker Baker’s Twine is the Festive Farmhouse Twine from that suite of products.  It is a great value as you get Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla twine in a set.


  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored and folded in half
  • Whisper White 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP 4 X 5 1/4
  • Cherry Cobbler 2 5/8 X 4 1/8
  • Whisper White 2 1/2 X 4



Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate you checking my posts and I love to read your comments.  Please stop back tomorrow for another new card.  As always, the products I used are listed at the bottom of the post.







Dear Friend

For today’s card, I am still using scraps of Designer Series Paper.  And it is the Frosted Floral DSP again.  I just cannot let go of these little pieces.  Today I have used them as the focal point by making little banners.  Here is the card.


First Frost, 149943


Do you love this Designer paper as much as I do?  Wow!! Well now I hope you will add this fabulous stamp set/bundle to that list. It is the First Frost Bundle and headliner of the suite that includes the above mentioned fabulous DSP!  I have asked myself why this set is in the Holiday Catalog.  At least to me, it is more a year round stamp set.  All you have to do is change the colors.  And the matching dies, of which there are 11, have the different sprigs, the roses and some frames.  I don’t know why it is in this catalog, but I am thrilled that it is!!  I love it.

This stamp set is one of the special stamps Stampin’ Up! has created that have this built in depth to them.  You get the different texture/softness without two or three step stamping.  A definite win!

The background sprigs are inked with Old Olive and stamped off before stamping on the white.  I think they sort of mimic the sprigs on the DSP.

The sentiment is precious and is from the P.S. You’re The Best stamp set in the annual catalog.  I hope you will take a look at that set.  By using this little sentiment, the card could then have a multitude of different sentiments on the inside.  This would be a great one to make using your scraps of DSP to just have on hand.  Then you can add the appropriate sentiment needed on the inside.

Thank you for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it.  All of the supplies used are listed at the bottom of the page.



Price: $110.00


Frosted Thank You

I have a quick and easy Thank You card for today.  I have used the Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes.  They are The Best for quick, easy, and clean cards.  Plus they are a great value for your money!  I have added a small piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper and it is finished.


Frosted Floral DSP, 147800


And this is not even the prettiest side of that piece of DSP!!  It is still gorgeous, and I love all of the sheets in this pack of paper.    I wanted a simple and clean card though.  So I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock a 1/4″ smaller than the card.  I then layered the DSP strip, added the piece of ribbon, and the sentiment.  It was finished very quickly!  This would make a great little Hostess type gift.  Take several of these and wrap a pretty piece of ribbon around them.

The sentiment is from the Million Dollar set, Many Blessings.  As I have said before, that set is a keeper!! I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzaz and punched it out using the Darling Label Punch.  It is the Punch Box in the current Annual Catalog.  Another fabulous punch from Stampin’ Up!’s collection.

I apologize for the little smudge on the picture.  I am not sure where that is from.  I use my phone for photos and cannot imagine how you would get a smudge on there???  Any thoughts???

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your time.  All of the supplies, limited as they are, are listed at the bottom of the post.


  • Whisper White Notecards and envelopes
  • Whisper White card stock 3 1/4 X 4 3/4
  • DSP Strip 2 X 4 3/4







Love You To Pieces

I want to apologize if you were looking for a post yesterday.  I have been on vacation and though (Haha) that I was scheduled through yesterday.  Well , you know how that goes…..I was wrong.  But I am back now and with a special card.

Today is our 38th Wedding Anniversary!  It really does not seem possible.  But here we are.  So I made a cute card for my hubby.  We are not into gifts anymore and usually go for humor.


Love You To Pieces, 147392


It is more “cute” than anything, but fits us perfectly.  On a side note:  How do you lose a complete set of dies?  I know I purchased this as the bundle, but the dies are not to be found!!  A nice tip though is that it is really easy to fussy cut these puzzle pieces.  Although it helps if you do not wait until the very last minute and then realize you cannot find the dies!

I kept the card very plain, only two base colors and then the bit of coloring on the heart shape.  I love Night Of Navy with almost anything.  This time I have paired it with Gray Granite.  A great new gray.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate it more than you know.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.







Frosty Congratulations

I have used one of the stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog that is not necessarily a holiday set.  That sounds confusing!  The set is the First Frost Stamp set.  It has beautiful floral and sentiment stamps.  It also pairs wonderfully and expectedly with the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper.  The paper is shimmery and just gorgeous.


Frosted Floral , 148420


I have an odd, odder than normal, layout and a mixture of colors.  All of the colors came from this designer series paper.  I love the thistle on here.  It reminds me of Scotland.  And I unintentionally  made a Scottish cross with the glimmer paper.  I really did not plan that.  I was just trying to add some glimmer but not be just a straight piece and to ground the sentiment.

The colors are all from the DSP.  To mimic the thistle on the paper, I colored the stamp with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and then used the Blackberry Bliss one to go over the end of the bud and the little side pieces.

Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate it and hope you will return.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a wonderful day!




  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, folded in half
  • 4 X 5 1/4
  • 3 3/4 X 5
  • 3 1/2 X 4 3/4








Christmas Warmth

I have another Christmas card today.  This one is a square card and clean / simple type.  I paired the Timeless Tidings with Many Blessings.

Stampin' Up!, Timeless Tidings, Many Blessings, Jackie Beers

Timeless Tidings, 148936


I can envision this card made even smaller and used as a gift card or a RAK card.  For this one I used Thick Whisper White as the base and then just layered a piece from Under The Mistletoe DSP.

The stamped wreath image is from Many Blessings.  It is stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink and colored with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink as well.  It s punched with the Tailored Tag Punch.  The only extra step was rounding the corners of the wreath layer with the Detailed Trio Punch.

As I said, this is just a quick and easy card.  I appreciate you visiting today and hope you will return.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.


  • 4 1/4 X 8 1/2
  • 4 X 4
  • 3 1/4 X 3









Friends Shine

For today’s card I have made one with the sweetest sentiment!  Not candy cane sweet like Wednesday’s card.  This one has a very nice and loving type sentiment.  This sentiment is what originally sold me on the set.  That and the wreath.  I love wreaths!!


Making Christmas Bright Bundle, 149947



Did you read the sentiment?  I am totally in love with this one.  I have for many years considered several long time friends as family.  So to me this sentiment is especially true!  Friends make every season shine.

Once again I have a funky layout and bright designer series paper.  I am a creature of habit.  The designer series paper is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6 X 6 paper stack.  It is Call Me Clover.  I have paired it with one of my favorite new colors, Mango Melody.  I can almost see you shaking your heads because I use it fairly often!  LOL !!

To add a touch of “shine” to the card, I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper in Copper.  It was the closest to the colors I used.  This pack of Glimmer paper also is a 6 X 6 stack.  I like to add anywhere from 1/4″ to 1″ of the glimmer paper to a card to just add a touch of sparkle.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I greatly appreciate it and love to read your comments.  The supplies I used are all listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have an awesome day!







Today’s card is another quick and easy card that could have a variety of sentiments attached when needed.  It showcases the gorgeous Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper and the Many Blessings stamp set.


Many Blessings, 147775


This versatile and gorgeous stamp set is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Ruth Snyder.  It covers Christmas, Fall, and Spring/Summer.  Also, since it is a special set, you can assume it will be carrying over after the Holiday Catalog is completed.  WooHoo!!  I know I will be utilizing it often.  Actually I already have used it several times.

My photograph does not do the DSP justice.  It is a frosted glimmer in gray.  I apologize that it doesn’t really look that way in the picture.  I made the focal point small to optimize the beautiful DSP.  I love this type layout for small and mighty stamps!

I used Stampin’ Up!’s little trick from the Blends video.  I stamped the image in Smoky Slate.  By stamping in a softer color, when you apply your colors it looks like a “no line” picture.  I also used the color lifter on the center of the pot to lighten the color somewhat.  I am not a great blender, but these Stampin’ Up! blends make it so easy.

Thank you very much for stopping by today!  I do really appreciate it.  All of the products I used are listed at the bottom of the page.






Pals September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals September, 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday”.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My Favorite Holiday is Christmas!  I love the spirit of the season with happiness, gifts, and spending time with family and friends.  What is not to love?  For me, I love the giving part.  And I like to make things, wether it be paper crafted or baked.  With that in mind, I came up with this card.


Stampin' Up!, Candy Cane Season, Festive Farmhouse, Banner Triple Punch, Jackie Beers

Candy Cane Season Bundle, 149927


Aren’t those candy canes the cutest?    The candy cane banner could easily be a tag attached to a gift or better yet, some sweet baked goods!  I had that in mind when I first created the card.  I shared it with my Stamp Club on Sunday with a different look to the tag.  Here is that card.



This banner is much brighter!  Because of the business of the banner, I used a brighter green for the bow and sentiment.  This version uses Shaded Spruce where the first version uses Mossy Meadow.  My Stamp Club loved the beautiful Designer Series Paper.  As do I !  However, I think the solid background on the banner makes the candy canes, and the sweet sentiment, really pop.  I love both though!

I have the measurements listed for you below, as well as the supplies I used.  A little TIP for the candy canes:  I cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock 3 X 6.  Stamp three of the candy cane outlines beginning from left to right, and then stamp the bow on the far right end.  When you punch, because the bow and candy cane are both on the punch, start with the far left candy cane and move to the right.  Punch the bow last.  That way the bow is punching nothing for the first candy cane and then scraps after that.  It really is pretty impossible to line up the bow and candy cane to work in one punch.  I hope that helps you.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I very  much appreciate it and I love to read your comments.  Please continue on and see all of the great projects my fellow Pals have created..


  • The Cherry Cobbler base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded in half
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • The DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • The tag base layer of Cherry Cobbler is 2 X 5
  • The Mossy Meadow layer is 1 7/8 X 4 7/8


Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. October is time for some wicked fun with “Wicked Folds” where the Pals will show you creations that are anything but a standard card fold. Don’t miss the fun.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Terri George at StampMeCrafty
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  11. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Rachael at Shedeed
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts






Sugar & Spice

My card today began as an for a tag to go with some Christmas baking.  Yes, I am actually trying to plan ahead a little bit.  However, it quickly morphed into a card.  I will try again another time for the tag, but it did make a really cute card.


So Santa, 147821


I am so in LOVE with these little Santas in this So Santa stamp set.  They are just precious.  Can you see why I thought this would make a great tag for some baked goods?   The doily was the reason a tag became a card.  I liked it but it was too large for the tag.  So I continued playing around and ended up with this odd layout.

The gorgeous DSP is the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  And the doily is one of the Pearlized Doilies, although I used the reverse side which is simply white.  The green I chose to marry with the bright Red is the Call Me Clover.  I did not envision it as a Christmas Green.  Now I do!

To tie the two layers together, the sentiment and the Santa, I used one of the Tinted Faceted Buttons.  I have not used buttons in quite some time.  They really are a great way to add just a bit to a card.  And they are somewhat different as well.

Thank you for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it and hope you will come back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  They are a lot of very talented folks in this group.  I have included all of the measurements from today as well as the supplies I used.


  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 base of Call Me Clover
  • 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 Whisper White
  • 5 1/4 X 4 DSP
  • 2 5/8 X 2 7/8 Call Me Clover behind Santa
  • 2 1/2 X 2 3/4 Whisper White for Santa
  • 1 X 2 5/8 Call Me Clover behind Sentiment
  • 7/8 X 2 1/2 Whisper White for sentiment