Category Archives: Christmas

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 »

Unique Handmade Cards for Christmas, Stampin’ Up!

Today I have some cards to share that would be great ones to use to make unique handmade cards using Stampin’ Up! products.  They are all Christmas themed and none of the cards use any coordinating product.  Sometimes, I like to see if I can combine stamps and Big Shot dies in unique ways.  These cards fit that goal!! Here’s the first card: Project Notes: This card was inspired by one… Read More »

More Cookie Cutter Christmas Fun

I’m back with more unique handmade cards using Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter stamp set.  This is probably my FAVORITE stamp set in the holiday catalog!!   Here’s the first card I have to share.  It was made by Terri Gaines and was received in a swap.  It features a reindeer!! Project Notes: Love the creativity that Terri put into this card!!  It looks like the reindeer is peeking out a… Read More »

Fun with Cookie Cutter Christmas

The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set is a PERFECT one to use to make unique handmade cards with Stampin’ Up! products.  When I first saw this set in the catalog, I KNEW it was one that I HAD to add to my collection.  I have to believe that is was one of the most popular stamp sets in the holiday catalog.  The cards I’m sharing today have the “gingerbread man”… Read More »