Category Archives: Christmas

Handmade Snowflake Themed Greeting Cards

Handmade snowflake themed greeting cards are one of my favorite types of holiday/winter cards to create.  They make great Christmas cards, but you can also adapt them for any other occasion you may need (birthdays, thinking of you, etc).  Stampin’ Up! has some lovely snowflake themed products in their current 2107 Holiday Catalog and I’d like to share some cards made with those products.    This first card is a quick… Read More »

Learn an Easy Sunset Technique for Handmade Cards

I created an awesome sunset themed card using the Card Front Builders Framelits Dies.  This blog post is for YOU if you want to learn an easy sunset technique for handmade cards. Here’s the card I made. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?!!  This technique is SO EASY, and it’s a great one to use whenever you want to create a sunset for a scene. I’m going to briefly write out the directions, but… Read More »

More Clean and Simple Cards with Carols of Christmas

For much of the month, I’ve been sharing cards made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set (Wood 144801, Clear 144804) and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (144674).  Today I have more clean and simple cards with Carols of Christmas to share with you. Here’s the first one. DESIGN NOTES: I kept the design of this card simple by using only one stamped image. The Crumb Cake cardstock background shows off the… Read More »

Clean and Simple Handmade Cards with Carols of Christmas

It’s easy to make clean and simple handmade cards with Carols of Christmas stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This is a great set to use when you want to make beautiful cards to send at Christmas time.  And, it’s not too early to get started!!   Here’ my first clean and simple handmade cards with Carols of Christmas stamp set. DESIGN NOTES: I used non-traditional colors on this card….Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo with… Read More »

Carols of Christmas to Make Clean and Simple Handmade Cards

Last week I held a card class and used the Carols of Christmas to make clean and simple handmade cards.  Everyone who attended enjoyed learning about all the fun ways to use the Carols of Christmas stamp set (Wood 144801, Clear 144804) and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (144674).  I’m sharing those cards with you today. This first card demonstrates how the card front builder frame can be used on… Read More »

Handmade Clean and Simple Christmas Cards with Carols of Christmas

I’m continuing my focus on handmade clean and simple Christmas cards with Carols of Christmas stamp set.  On today’s cards I’m focusing on the poinsettia flowers and corner cut die found in the coordinating Card Front Builders Thinlits Dies (144674).  My goal on these cards was to show how easy it is to use this pre-order product with other stamps and tools you may already own. My first card:   DESIGN… Read More »

Quick and Easy Handmade Christmas Cards with the Carols of Christmas

During the entire month of August, Stampin’ Up! is allowing customers to pre-order a NEW Christmas stamp set that will appear in their upcoming holiday catalog.  Today I’m sharing two quick and easy handmade Christmas cards with the Carols of Christmas, the pre-order stamp set. The Carols of Christmas stamp set (Wood 144801, Clear 144804) includes two large sentiment images that are perfect to use on a card front.  The… Read More »

Handmade Card Sketch Layout for Christmas in July

Welcome to another handmade card sketch layout for Christmas in July post.  Lately, I’ve been sharing holiday cards I’ve created with the Merry Mistletoe stamp set (Wood 143650, Clear 143655) and the handmade card sketch layout for Christmas in July I designed.  Today is the last day I’ll have Christmas cards made with this stamp set to share. Before I share my cards, let’s refresh our memories with the card sketch layout I’m using.… Read More »

Christmas in July Card Sketch Layout

I’m celebrating Christmas in July by sharing some cards I made with the Merry Mistletoe stamp set.  These cards all follow the same Christmas in July Card Sketch Layout.  Here it is. A WORD ABOUT CARD LAYOUT SKETCHES Card sketches are also known as card layouts, card patterns, card templates and card maps.  The basic principle of card sketches is simple, provide card makers with a design layout for the… Read More »

More Christmas Stamping in July

Today I have more Christmas stamping in July inspiration to share with you.  Last week I was busy creating cards with the Merry Mistletoe stamp set (Wood 143650, Clear 143655).  I had so much fun playing with the stamped images in this set!!  (Click here to see the cards I shared last week.) Today I have two more fun holiday cards to share.  Here’s the first one….a quilt themed card. DESIGN NOTES:… Read More »

Christmas Stamping in July

It’s hot outside but I’m cooling down with some Christmas stamping in July!!  There’s a new stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! catalog…Merry Mistletoe (Wood 143650, Clear 143655).  WOW!!  If you are looking for a basic stamp set that will go the distance, this set is it!!  Once I started to stamp and create with it I couldn’t stop!!  I was like the energizer bunny and I kept going….and going….and… Read More »

Totally Trees for Christmas Cards

It’s always fun to find new uses for things!! I used the palm tree from the Totally Trees stamp set in a way that helped me make unique handmade cards with Stampin’ Up! products.  In fact, you can’t even tell that the stamp set I used isn’t a Christmas one!! Here’s the first card….a wreath. Project Notes: I saw the inspiration for this wreath on Pinterest, however the card I created is totally… Read More »

Seasonal Bells Christmas Creativity

The Seasonal Bells stamp set is a great one for making unique handmade cards with Stampin’ Up! product.  Making Christmas cards with the set makes me think of the Christmas carol that has the phrase in it “Christmas bells are ringing”…and then it plays continually in my head while I’m crafting!! The first card I have to share today is one I received in a swap.  It was made by… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! product makes unique handmade cards

Today I have two totally different stamp sets to share with you for making unique handmade cards using Stampin’ Up! products.  One stamp set is elegant and the other totally cute and fun.  We’ll look at the fun stamp set first. I fell in love with the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies (141836) when I first saw it in the Holiday catalog.  Pair it with the Greetings from Santa stamp set… Read More »

More Holiday Card Inspiration

I’m sure by now that those that make their own Christmas cards have them done and sent.  However, I still have some creative card ideas that I’d like to share here on my blog, so here goes.  You might see an idea that might inspire you for next year’s holiday card!! The first two cards highlight the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set (142061) and coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch (141843).  These two… Read More »