Do you love glitter, glitz, glimmer and pretty shiny things? You will love this handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Glimmer paper and the new Beautiful Baubles Christmas ornament stamp set!! Find this stamp set on page 10 in your 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog or HERE online. Find all supplies at the bottom of this post - click to purchase them in my online store to make your own beautiful cards!
I saw this idea on a video by Dawn Griffith - she used the flower and butterfly stamp from the Beautiful Day set, and I wanted to see what it looked like using the Beautiful Baubles set. You can try this with any "outline" stamp set.
Glimmer Paper Ornament Directions:
Stamp your "outline" stamp image with StazOn ink onto a window sheet
Write "front" with a Sharpie marker on the FRONT where you stamped
Turn the window sheet over and color on the BACK with Stampin' Blends (or any alcohol) markers
Turn the window sheet back over (so coloring is now on the back) and add your image to your card
I added it on top of a circle of the Joyous Noel 6x6 glimmer paper (#147817), pg 29 of the Holiday catalog, using glue dots under the darker spots of the stamped image
Additional design notes:
I punched out a bow using the Candy Cane punch and the same Tranquil Tide Joyous Noel glimmer paper, and I also die cut "Merry" with my Merry Christmas Thinlit dies and the same glimmer paper. TIP: put a multipurpose adhesive sheet on the back of your glimmer paper BEFORE die cutting the intricate dies!
Above & Below: Tips for creating your own Beautiful Baubles glimmer Christmas card!
I absolutely love this glimmer paper because it does NOT rub off, it die cuts beautifully, and it adheres easily to your project!!
Now for those who know me well, you are probably saying.. WAIT.. did she just say that she LOVES this glimmer paper!? YES!!! because the glitter stays put!! I don't like glitter flying all over my craft room and this paper is AMAZING!! yay Stampin' Up!
Make your own handmade Christmas Cards this year!! Stampin' Up! supplies available below in my online store!
My best guess is that this amazing Tin Tile embossing folder will be the hit of the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog accessories!! You can find it on page 43 in your catalog, or HERE in my online store. For this Christmas card idea, I used it with the Silver Foil paper for the background, and also used the Peaceful Noel stamp set and Sprig punch (available as a money-saving bundle!), pg 29, or HERE online.
I created this pretty card while stamping at Cindee's house, and we also experimented with Copper Foil Paper, Gold Foil Paper and Black foil paper with the Tin Tile embossing folder!! Check out our results below, and purchase your supplies anytime in my online store HERE or by clicking the product photos at the bottom of my blog post.
Online ordering links for the Copper, Gold and Black foil sheets are also included in the online store product links at the bottom of this blog post.
I wanted to add some pretty berries to my card, so I colored some of the Frosted Epoxy droplets with a Real Red Stampin' Blends markers!! How pretty!!!! eeeks! :)
After punching the sprigs out of Garden Green cardstock, I sponged on some Champagne Mist Shimmer paint with a sponge dauber.. that's another new product, found on page 38 in the Holiday catalog or HERE online.
The card is all tied up with the new Merry Merlot / Copper reversible ribbon.. how gorgeous!! We also used a piece of the Dashing Along designer paper on the card in the background.. this is not for sale but is available as your gift with a $250 workshop, party or order. See THIS customer newsletter for all the info.
Create your own Stampin' Up! Christmas Card this year!! All supplies available below in my online store!
Winter Woods stamp set available starting Sept. 5, 2018!
I hope you enjoy my Layered Ink Technique video tutorial at the bottom of this post, with info to create these cards featuring the Stampin' UP! Winter Woods stamp set!
As you will see in the video below, you'll need your Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool, and several markers to enjoy this fun Layered Ink technique! I used the Winter Woods stamp set (clear mount) and Whisper White cardstock with my Stampin' Write markers to create these 2 cards. The background is the brand new Buffalo Check background stamp - also available starting 9/5/18.
Thanks to Jenny Hall for the Layered ink tutorial.. I adapted it to use with this stamp set, and love it!
Above: After stamping the pine trees, I added several enamel snowflakes from the Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes package (pg 19 Holiday Catalog #147811), and stamped Merry Christmas in Shaded Spruce ink from the Timeless Tidings stamp set (pg 33 Holiday catalog, #148939 or 148936). I used a small bit of an Old Olive colored doily (#146935) peeking out under the sentiment and some metallic gold pearls for accents (#146282).
Above & Below: the Buffalo check background is stamped onto Mint Macaron cardstock.. in Mint Macaron ink above, and Shaded Spruce ink below. Find the Buffalo check stamp on pg 38 in the Holiday catalog, #147797 or 147794.
Above: To finish off this card, I die cut some Mint Macaron cardstock "sprigs" from the Frosted Bouquet framelits (sponging a little Shaded Spruce ink on a few ends), and I also added a copper leaf trinket because I liked how it complimented the tree trunks. The greeting is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed these cards today. You could change the greeting and use them most any time of year, and I think they'd make particularly nice "manly cards", too!
Please enjoy my FREE Layered Ink Technique video tutorial below!
If you are viewing this in an email, click HERE to watch the video.
Stampin' Up! supplies available below in my online store!
Do you have a favorite Embossing Folder in the current Stampin' Up! catalog? Find them all on pages 222-223 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, or HERE online. I used 2 embossing folders on my Christmas card today: Seasonal Wreath (#146833) and Striped Scallops (#147188).
I embossed the wreath on a piece of Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, then used Sponge Daubers to add 3 colors of ink (Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, and Call me Clover). I used my paper snips to cut out the wreath, and then curved it to give it dimension. After cutting it out I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer paint all over it and added Santa's Workshop red enamel dots!!
This card was inspired by Twila Davis.
The card base is Real Red cardstock (11"x4-1/4" folded in 1/2), and the white panel on top is embossed with the Striped Scallops embossing folder.
Here are a few visuals and tips for you when sponging, creating and assembling this card:
I stamped the greeting from the Timeless Tidings stamp set (new in the 2018 Holiday catalog, pg 33) onto Whisper White and punched it out with the 1-3/4" circle punch. I used the Layering circles framelit dies to die cut a piece of Real Red cardstock to put behind the greeting. Add the greeting to your card, then place the wreath over it.
The amazingly clear/glossy look of these Santa's Workshop enamel shapes are just gorgeous.. I loved adding them as the "berries" to this wreath!
Above: can you see the shimmer on the wreath? That's the beautiful effect you get when you sponge Champagne Mist shimmer paint onto the wreath with a sponge dauber!!! Shimmer paint is available in 4 colors starting Sept. 5, 2018 in the new Holiday catalog!
I finished off this card with a Red 3/8" cotton ribbon bow.
Stampin' Up! supplies available below in my online store!
(reminder: enamel shapes and Shimmer mist available starting Sept. 5, 2018)
I am so excited to share this fun Christmas card idea with you!!! I saw the idea on Pinterest to use the Bokeh dots background stamp with the Rainbow pad, and the tree die cut from the "In The Woods" framelit die set (#147919, pg 27 Holiday catalog). The card idea inspired by demonstrator Katie Drew! I added a beautiful layer of White Shimmer Paint to the tree die cuts, and the "Merry" die cut from the "Merry Christmas Thinlit dies" (#147912, pg 5 Holiday catalog) using the new Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (#147817, pg 29 Holiday catalog).
If you have not yet inked a spectrum rainbow pad with Stampin' UP! ink refills, you can watch the video below!
The Bokeh Dots background stamp was inked with the rainbow pad shown above, stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, then used as the background for the die cut trees.
New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog supplies used on this project:
Merry Christmas Thinlit dies #147912, pg 5, Holiday catalog
Noel Glimmer paper #147817, pg 29 Holiday catalog
Merry Christmas to All stamp set #147702 (available as a bundle with the dies) (pg 5)
White Shimmer paint #147044, pg 38 Holiday catalog
In The Woods framelit die set #147919, pg 27 Holiday catalog
Tip #1 & #2:
Sponge White Shimmer paint with a sponge dauber onto the Whisper White Die Cut trees
To adhere both layers together, put small dots of glue on the top tree, allowing the little "flaps" to still lift up.
Put the Stampin' UP! Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the Glimmer paper first, then die cut the word Merry. This will give you a "sticker" to put onto your project and you don't have to mess with glue! :)
Don't forget to purchase your supplies for this project in my online store!
The products from the 2018 Holiday catalog will be available starting Sept. 5, 2018.
After I added the "merry" die cut, I stamped "& bright" from the Merry Christmas to All set in Shaded Spruce ink. You can purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle.. see page 5 of the 2018 Holiday catalog!! Available starting Sept. 5, 2018.
Thanks for joining me today! Hope you enjoy this festive Christmas / Holiday card idea!
As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, one of the best perks is ordering from each catalog early! (Oh, and not to mention the discount on your crafting supplies!). If you join my nation-wide team of Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators in July, not only will you enjoy the 10 FREE INK PADS in your starter kit, but you will be ready to place a preorder in August for these amazing new Holiday Catalog products!
Here are just a FEW of the AMAZING Holiday Catalog suites and bundles you will find in the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog! Preorder starts Aug. 1 for demonstrators. Customer ordering starts Sept. 5th, 2o18.
You probably know, I love penguins! Our Christmas tree has close to 100 penguin ornaments, we have dozens of stuffed animal penguins that we put out at Christmas, and we wrap lots of our Christmas presents in penguin paper! :) So I'm sure you can imagine that when I saw Brian King share the idea of penguins created from the Smitten Mitten bundle / Many Mittens framelits dies, I knew I had to create my own!! This idea was shared at World Card Making day in Oct., and it's been on my to-do list ever since then!
The background paper of this card is found in the Christmas Around the World paper pack, and the die cut trees are from the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Naturally Eclectic paper pack. I mounted them onto an Island Indigo side fold card.
The Mittens are RETIRING!!!
I am so sad that this adorable bundle (Smitten Mittens stamp set and Many Mittens framelits) are on the retiring list this year! If you don't have them yet, you need them NOW!
Draw eyes with a Sharpie or use small round stamps
I had fun embellishing the caps with the Cable Knit embossing folder, and ribbon and tinsel trim! I also used one of the holly/berry stitched felt embellishments, and cut off the leaves to use the 3 berries as a hat topper :)
I also made one penguin into a Christmas Tree ornament, or you could use it as a "to from" tag.
The penguin is mounted on a Whisper White stitched shape oval and then onto a Lots of Label die cut in Old Olive cardstock, with some patterned paper from the Christmas Around the World designer paper pack.
For the 2 bows (green and red) I die cut them from the Christmas Around the World designer paper and the matching Christmas Lamppost thinlits.
The Merry Christmas banner is stamped using the images in the Merry Cafe stamp set, Real Red ink, and a new die coming up in the 2018 Occasions catalog.
See.. I wasn't kidding.. we definitely celebrate a penguin Christmas with our tree and gifts :)
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed a little Penguin Christmas treat!
It's been busy around here.. over the past few weeks, I decorated, stuffed and mailed 300+ gold striped bags with 600 die cut Christmas trees, 300 metallic doilies and 300 foil snowflakes for my Luv 2 Stamp Group, and filled them with a personalized bone folders as my Christmas gift to each of them!
I decided to work on the coffee table in the living room so I could enjoy the Christmas tree and all the trimmings while I worked.
I thought I had die cut enough trees, but ended up going back to the Big Shot many times to cut more trees! 600+ trees is a LOT!! I used the tree in the Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh thinlit set and the Naturally Eclectic and Coffee Break packs of designer paper, mixing and matching the trees on each package.
Debbie Adams of Advanced Custom Embroidery & Graphics in NY engraved the Stampin' Up! bone folders for me. She was terrific to work with and if you need any personalized gifts, I'd highly recommend her!
I layered a metallic doily and a foil snowflake, gold on silver, or silver on gold, for a little extra bling behind the stamped die cut circle.
The gold striped bags are so pretty and especially festive for the holidays! Find them on page 195 in the annual catalog or here online.
I was celebrating each little step along the way.. like 300+ stamped, die cut circles... :)
I printed a greeting through Vista Print for each bag, wishing each member of my amazing team a happy holiday and Merry Christmas!
If you are interested in being a part of our fantastic nation-wide Luv 2 Stamp Group team of demonstrators, please click here to read more and consider joining us, just in time to enjoy your discount shopping in the new Occasions catalog!
You are going to love how quick and easy these self closing treat holders are to make, and how cute they are when you use Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas paper!! These make the perfect neighbor gift, teacher treat, co-worker surprise or stocking stuffer for the holidays! Just fill with your favorite candies!
These treats are self-closing and all you do is pinch the top to open!!
I loved the extra added design element of punching the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, or you can also round the top with a circle punch, circle framelit or paper snips.
I created all of these candy treat holders with the Quilted Christmas 6x6 paper stack designs and decorated them with the Stitched Felt embellishments and Quilted Christmas ribbon, all found on page 5 in the 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog.
The tags are created with the Everyday Label punch (pg 12) and stamps from the Christmas Happiness set (pg 27) and the Labels to Love set (pg 45).
You can create cute colored stars for accents like I used on the tags by coloring the Metallic Enamel Shapes with Stampin' Blends markers or sharpie markers!
You only need a 4"x6" piece of paper, so they work perfectly with the 6x6 Quilted Christmas paper stack! Grab your Simply Scored board and follow the video instructions linked below!
I found the directions for these adorable scalloped top self-closing treat holders on PootlesPapercraft YouTube channel HERE! Enjoy the video, and enjoy making them for your family and friends this Christmas!
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these adorable treats this Holiday Season!
Please enjoy my VIDEO TUTORIAL today with lots of fun Christmas candy treat ideas for your neighbors, friends, co-workers, teachers, UPS driver, or also great for stocking stuffers! I've used the Merry Little Christmas suite of Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog products today.
ABove: Mini Pizza Boxes with small Snickers candy, wrapped in 1" wide strips of Merry Little Christmas paper.
Watch the VIDEO BELOW for lots of fun ideas featuring the Merry Little Christmas and Merry Music paper, as well as Mini Pizza Boxes, Treat Tubes, and cello bags.
If you are reading this in an email, click HERE to watch the video.
Above: 3 Treat Tubes filled with mini M&M's and wrapped in Merry Little Christmas paper, Red Tinsel ribbon and completed with a stamped tag.
Above: Slip a 2" wide piece of cardstock into the 2"x8" cello bag before filling with candy treats! So much easier to fill it with the cardstock already inside!
Above: NOEL banner made with notecard size envelopes and covered with Merry Music designer paper. Large Oval Scallop framelits, Stitched Whisper White ovals, and Large Letter alphabet dies spell out NOEL or any word you would like to substituted. Embellished with Stitched Felt embellishments and a die cut Christmas tree from the Ready For Christmas bundle. For instructions on assembling this type of "banner", see this video.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to create some cute Christmas Holiday treats for your family and friends!
I was thrilled to see how nicely the Stampin' Blends markers color on Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, so I decided to just color an entire village for this Christmas card using the Hometown Greetings Stampin' UP! edgelit dies!
I die cut houses from the Hometown Greetings edgelit dies / Hearts Come Home bundle, and colored them with my Stampin' Blends markers. I layered them onto a folded Thick Whisper White card base, measuring 8-1/2" x 4" (when folded). The key to layering the strips of houses is to use LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to give it a really dimensional look!
Stampin' Blends marker holder from Stamp-n-Storage available here.
On the right side of the card I also added a couple of die cut trees from the Card Front Builder thinlit die set.
All supplies to create this card are available in my online Stampin' UP! store. Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to see all of the products and click any product to see it in my online store.
Thank you for joining me! I hope you like this simple Christmas Card idea!
I love this Christmas Tree stamp set on page 9 in the Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog, called Season Like Christmas. It's a "4 step stamp set" as you'll see below in my photos today! I created these cards to mail to the top sellers for October in my Luv 2 Stamp group of demonstrators.
I started by stamping the most detailed image of the tree (left) with Pear Pizzazz, then added the other tree image with Lemon Lime Twist ink, then stamped the tree trunk in Early Espresso ink, and the berries in Real Red. I added the little ground stamp image in Soft Sky just for a little bit of grounding for the tree.
REMINDER: always stamp with your Stampin' Pierce mat below your cardstock when using Photopolymer stamps.
My Stampin' Up! color combo:
Soft Sky, Real Red, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist & Pear Pizzazz
Sneak Peekfrom the 2018 Occasions catalog! Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive-Backed sequins!
I added them as "ornaments" on my trees!! TIP: use the tip of the paper piercer to pick them up off the sheet and place them onto the stamped tree image.
I stamped the tree on a 2" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered that onto a 2" wide piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.
Oooh, another sneak peek!! Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon coming soon in the 2018 Occasions catalog!!!
The thinking of you at Christmas stamped greeting comes from the Season Like Christmas set as well.
The tree patterned paper in the background is from the Quilted Christmas 6x6 paper stack, and measures 4"x5-1/2" and is adhered to the Thick Whisper White card base (top fold card).
It's all tied up with the new Lemon Lime Twist ribbon mentioned above.
Thank you for joining me today! Let me know if I can help you with a Stampin' UP! order to make your own Christmas cards this year!