Aloha from Santa – notecard ideas

For my friends in the snow or cold weather.. these fun tropical “So Santa” Stampin’ UP! Christmas cards are for you today!

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set and Tropical Chic set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Although we live a mile from the San Francisco Bay, it’s not exactly “tropical” here at Christmas.. but I have been known to be out gardening on Christmas!  🙂  While I’d rather be at the beach, I do enjoy our mild climate!! 

I created some cute tropical surfboard Santa cards with the Stampin’ Up! note cards and some tropical stamp sets, like the Tropical Chic set used above, and the Waterfront set used below.

 

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Supplies & Sets used:

The cute stitched edge at the bottom of both cards above was done with the Sweetly Stitched framelit set. Cute!!

Each Santa image was stamped with the Memento Black ink pad on Whisper White Stampin’ Up! cardstock (die cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits), then colored with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.

As I was making these fun tropical Christmas cards, I was also thinking about the Hung with Care Hostess set and the cute stocking with the hibiscus flowers.. so I made a 3rd card in my tropical Christmas series 🙂

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set and Hung with Care hostess set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Can you think of anyone who might need a little tropical cheer this month?  Send them over here to my blog today for a little smile 🙂

 

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set, Waterfront set and Tropical Chic set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Spirited Snowmen Christmas Card ideas

On my recent plane flight to Orlando, I spent about 4 hours coloring lots of stamped Christmas images with my Stampin’ Blends markers! I stamped images from the Spirited Snowmen stamp set and the So Santa stamp set and brought along my Stampin’ Blends markers and it helped to pass the time on a long flight!  I am sharing 2 Christmas cards today using 2 of the snowman images from the Spirited Snowmen set. You’ll find this cute set on page 38 of your 2018 Holiday Catalog!

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I added a 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece of printed designer paper from the Festive Farmhouse package (#147820) to my note card, then added the snowman oval die cut and the snowflakes and greeting.  All of these supplies are available in my online Stampin’ UP! store.  You can also click on any product image at the bottom of this blog post to go right to that item to learn more or purchase.

 

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Design Notes:

  • I combined the Spirited Snowman stamp set with the Nothing Sweeter bundle so I could add the die cut snowflakes, greetings, and the cute stitched die cut trees to my cards
  • I used the Stitched Shape framelits for the focal images. They are stamped in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.
  • All coloring is done with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  If you need coloring tips, I have 6 training videos HERE on my YouTube playlist.
  • Both card bases are the thick Whisper White Note cards, measuring 3-1/2″ x 5″.  They come 20 to a pack, already cut, scored and with envelopes!
  • The pretty label with the stamped greeting above is from the Stitched Label framelits and is stamped in Pool Party ink.
  • The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party ink and die cut with the Nothing Sweeter bundle.

 

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Sweetly Stitched tree die cut border on a thick Whisper White notecard. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  the Stitched Shape square is layered onto a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock then onto a Scalloped Square (from the Layering Squares framelits) die cut in Call me Clover cardstock.  The Sweetly Stitched trees are also die cut with Call me Clover cardstock.  I added the little 1″ punched greeting with a Stampin’ Dimensional and then added a little bow with a Glue Dot, created with the Garden Green Baker’s Twine (#147814, pg 19 Holiday catalog).

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Sweetly Stitched tree die cut border on a thick Whisper White notecard. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Do you like to color? This would be a fun stamp set to try out if you do! 

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Gable Box embossed with Tin Tile Embossing Folder

This beautiful Silver Gable Box was a gift I received at the Stampin’ UP! Onstage event in November! The talented, and very kind, Elisha Smith made it and gave it to me! She embossed the gable box with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, and made the gorgeous tag with the Country Home stamp set.

Silver Gable Box embossed with Stampin' UP! Tin Tile embossing folder. Beautiful tag stamped with Country Home stamp set and colored with Stampin' Blends, by Elisha Smith.

I was just speechless when Elisha gave it to me.. it’s SO gorgeous!  She filled it with “buckeye” (amazing chocolate & peanut butter) candy! 

The tag is just stunning. She stamped it with one of the images from the Country Home stamp set with a Memento Black ink pad, and colored it with Stampin’ Blends markers.  But.. did you see what tricky thing she did?  She stamped the image twice.. once right side up, and then again upside down!!  She put the heartfelt gratitude sentiment in the middle where the 2 images meet!!

 

Silver Gable Box embossed with Stampin' UP! Tin Tile embossing folder. Beautiful tag stamped with Country Home stamp set and colored with Stampin' Blends, by Elisha Smith.

Yes, you CAN emboss the gable boxes with embossing folders in the Big Shot!!

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Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

3 Handmade Christmas Cards – today I’m sharing more ideas from the September Craft Your Christmas Retreat I attended!

Candy Cane Builder Punch Christmas Card idea featuring Gold Faceted Gems colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers. www.PattyStamps.com

I love the Candy Cane Builder Punch!  I especially love the bow because I can use that year round! 

Candy Cane Card Design Details:

  • Gold Faceted Gems are colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker… how cute!
  • Background is embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder
  • Candy cane and bow are stamped then punched with the Candy Cane Builder Punch

 

Candy Cane Builder Punch Christmas Card idea featuring Gold Faceted Gems colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below: gorgeous card featuring the Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well stamp set turned in to a gorgeous Christmas card, by Leticia Hernandez. The color combo of Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Sahara Sand is just stunning!!

Wishing You Well dried flower arrangement Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' Up! card making supplies. Card by Leticia Hernandez

 

Below:  This was one of my very favorite swap cards from the Craft Your Christmas retreat weekend.  It is created by Sharlie Gros.  I love the layered die cut Christmas Tree from the In the Woods framelits combined with the Hometown Greetings “village” die cut.  The color combo of Real Red,  Garden Green, Whisper White and Smoky Slate are stunning!

All Stampin’ Up! Supplies for these Christmas cards are available in my online store at the bottom of this post. Just click any product photo to go right to that item in my online store.

In the Woods Christmas Tree card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Hometown Greetings thinlit dies. www.PattyStamps.com

 

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JOY Banner Christmas Home Decor!

Create a JOY banner for your Christmas home decor this year!  I used Stampin’ UP! Christmas paper crafting products and the Large Letters Alphabet framelit dies to create this at a recent Craft Your Christmas Retreat by Ruth Bingle! It was designed by Amy Combs!

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

 

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to create a hanging banner or framed piece with the 3 pieces side by side.   Below, you can see it as a hanging banner.  Which one would you do?

 

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Dimensions / Supplies:

  • cardstock base: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • designer paper layer: 3″ x 5″ – Under the Mistletoe designer paper (#146921)
  • oval: largest Stitched Shape Oval (#145372)
  • scalloped oval: from Layering Ovals framelits (#141706)
  • letters: Large Letter Framelits (#141712)

All Stampin’ UP! supplies available in my online store, click the links at the bottom of this post.

Below please find close up views of each of the letter panels so that you can recreate them. 

 

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Additional Supplies for “J”:  tree is from Winter Woods set & Framelits (bundle #149992)

 

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Additional Supplies for “O”: Hometown Greetings Framelits with Real Red cardstock (#144671)

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Additional Supplies for “Y”: Cookie Cutter Builder punch #140396, Cookie Cutter Christmas set #142043, Blizzard thinlits #147902

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Year End Closeout Sale & Retiring Holiday Catalog products

Year End Closeout Sale - December 2018. Stampin' UP! products at up to 50% off while supplies last! Shop with Patty at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

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Products are available While Supplies Last, or through Jan. 2, 2019, whichever comes first.

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