Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow Gift Card Holder for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Hope you had a productive one.  The weekend is here already and the countdown has begun.  This will probably be my last Christmas card for you.  I think I’m all caught up and ready to start writing them out and get them in the mail.  Have you gotten all your Christmas cards made yet?  I have to work on Saturday, but   I’m looking forward to Sunday we have our in person team meeting.  I always have so much fun getting together with my team members and stamping.  Amy always has some beautiful projects for us to make.  We have a nice lunch together, take care of some business and then we get to stamp and create.

For today’s card I have a Gift Card Holder for you.  Seems that a lot of gift cards are given out around this time.  My niece always asks me to make her one or two for her boys teachers, so I’m always looking for new ideas.  My card for today uses up a lot of Designer Series Paper.  Those that read my blog from Tuesday know that I had hand surgery.  This card was NOT made ahead of time (guess I wasn’t thinking).  I did a better job doing all the fussy cutting for this card with my hands all bandaged up that I do without.  Once I got those Paper Snips on my fingers properly, I went to town cutting.   Here’s my card for today.

My colors were inspired by Sunday Stamps Challenge #219.  Here are their colors.

I also played along with “Just Us Girls” Challenge #516.  Here is their theme.

I joined in with Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #112.  Their theme is ‘Cute Christmas’.

I started by adhering a panel of the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Real Red card base using Snail.  I adhered a panel of Blueberry Bushel Noble Peacock Foil Sheets to the center of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid glue and set it aside.

I folded the Coastal Cabana card base into a Z-Fold card.  I adhered the smaller panels of the Let It Snow DSP to 5 of the 6 sides.  I did not adhere a piece to the back which will be getting adhered to the larger card base.   I fussy cut some of the snowmen from one of the panels of Let It Snow DSP using my Paper Snips.

On the front of the Z-Fold I adhered 2 of the fussy cut snowmen using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set on the DSP in Shaded Spruce Ink. I immediately sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  You can emboss any color when you use your ink and the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I just love the way an embossed sentiment looks, so I do this a lot.

When you open the card to the right I had adhered 2 panels of the Let It Snow DSP.  I adhered another one of the fussy cut snowmen using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my Clear Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.

When you open the Z-Fold to the left you get the inside of the card.  On the back panel I stamped the sentiment from the Snowman Season stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the small snowman image from the Snowman Season stamp set in Coastal Cabana ink, stamping off once, over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I took a 2″ piece of Let It Snow DSP and using the 1″ Circle Punch, I cut a half circle in the center of the panel.  I adhered the small panel to the center using Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The gift card will slide in and out real easily.  I adhered the Z-Fold card to the card base using Tear & Tape Adhesive.  I used the Tear & Tape because I figured the card is going to get opened and closed a lot and I really wanted to make sure it sticks well.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I adhered a strip of Let It Snow DSP to the front of the envelope and a panel to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my gift card holder and will give it a try.  It’s a pretty quick and easy card once you get all your DSP cut up.  Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: NVSKQ72X

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING PAPER PUMPKIN 
SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY DECEMBER 10, 2019

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

This is an all-card kit, with 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

  • Subscribe for the December kit at paperpumpkin.com from November 11–December 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin?  You can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription,  Click Here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, Click Here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 9 3/4″ (center card base scored and folded at 3 1/4″ & 6 1/2″)
  • Real Red Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (back card base)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner)
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets 3 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ (center card base mat)
  • Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper 5 – 3 1/8″ X 4 1/8″ (pieces for each of the center card base), 3″ x 2″ (gift card slot), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (back card base front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Wrapped in Plaid Winter Woods

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Happy half way through  the work week day!!  Hope everyone’s week is moving right along.  Other than my surgery getting delayed for 3 hours yesterday, everything went well.  I got to be awake for the whole thing and was able to ask the doctor questions as he was performing the surgery.    The first hand wasn’t too bad, but by the time he started the second the numbness was wearing off.  He did numb it up again though.  Having a bit of trouble using my finger now, but I’ll figure out how and keep moving right along.

For today’s card I used a stamp set from the Annual Catalog which I absolutely love.    Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #350.  Here are their colors.

I started by adhering a panel of Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Shaded Spruce card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tree image from the Stampin’ Up Winter Woods Cling Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I cut the image out using the largest Stitched Nested Labels Dies and cut the top section off.  I adhered the artwork to the top of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I needed a star for the top of the tree, so I grabbed the Stitched Stars Dies and cut a small star out of a scrap of Gold Foil Sheet.  I adhered the star to the top of the tree using a Glue dot.  I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels all over the tree.

On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I made a banner out of the strip using my Banner Triple Punch.  I adhered a small strip of a Gold Foil Sheet to the bottom of the banner using Snail and adhered it to the bottom of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow from the Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon and adhered it to the end of the banner using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the pine bough image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Shaded Spruce card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink on the envelope front. I stamped one in full strength and another stamped off.  I adhered a panel of the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: NVSKQ72X

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING PAPER PUMPKIN 
SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY DECEMBER 10, 2019

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

This is an all-card kit, with 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

  • Subscribe for the December kit at paperpumpkin.com from November 11–December 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin?  You can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription,  Click Here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, Click Here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 1″ X 3 1/8″ (card front banner), 3″ X 5″ (artwork)
  • Gold Foil Sheets 3/8″ X 2 5/8″ (strip under banner)
  • Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 5 1/2″(card front)

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Stampin’ Up! Free Skate Memories for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?  I hope you were able to enjoy some time with family and friends or even a nice relaxing day.   How many of you were in a food coma yesterday?  I was close, but I was able to control myself.  I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy the leftovers the day after more than I do on Thanksgiving Day.  I’m in full Christmas decorating mode today.  I always decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, but since I have to work Saturday and Sunday this year, I’m planning on getting as much as possible done today.

For today’s card I made another new to me fun fold, the Double Easel Fold.  Here’s my card.

I joined in with a couple challenges with my card today.  First off is Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #328.  Here’s their inspiration.

Next I got my color inspiration from Global Design Project #217.  Here are their colors.

My card also played along with Inspire. Create. Challenge #057.  They had a theme challenge for this week which was right up my Friday’s ally.  Here’s their theme.

I started by folding the Flirty Flamingo Easel card and adhering the 2 smaller panels of Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper using Snail.   On the larger panel of Christmastime is Here DSP I stamped the snowflake image from the Stampin’ Up! Free Skate Cling Stamp Set multiple times in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered the panel to the back portion of the easel card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the easel card base to the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut the skates out from the Whisper White panel using the Detailed Skates Dies.  I adhered the detailed skate to the solid skate using a tiny amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut 2 skate blades out of a scrap of Silver Foil Sheet and adhered them to the skate blade on the bottom of the Whisper White skate using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the skates together using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the holly image from the Free Skate stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink, on the Whisper White panel that I cut the skates from, and cut it out using the Detailed Skates Dies.  I colored the holly and berries in using Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the holly to the skates using a Glue Dot.  I adhered the skates to the easel card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a panel of Flirty Flamingo cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Free Skate stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I cut a Crumb Cake mat using the next size up of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the Crumb Cake mat using Snail and then to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut a bow out of Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Detailed Skates Dies and adhered it to the sentiment using a Glue Dot.  I brushed the bow and holly with my Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels around on the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the holly image from the Free Skate stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink in the top corners of the panel.  I colored the holly in using my Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Markers and added Clear Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.  I stamped the snowflake image from the Free Skate stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamping off once, over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White pane to a Flirty Flamingo mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the skate image from the Free Skate stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the holly image from the Free Skate stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the Detailed Skates Dies.  I colored it in the same as I did for the card front and adhered it to the skate image using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a pane of Christmastime is Here DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: DDDXNW6A 

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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AVAILABLE NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SUITE

THE NEW CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Here’s a video of what’s included in the suite.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING PAPER PUMPKIN 
SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY DECEMBER 10, 2019

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

This is an all-card kit, with 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

  • Subscribe for the December kit at paperpumpkin.com from November 11–December 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin?  You can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription,  Click Here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, Click Here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4″ X 2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 4″ X 10 1/4″ (double easel panel scored and folded at 5 1/4″ & 7 3/4″), 3 1/4″ X 1 3/4″ (card front sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 5″ X 6″ (panel to cut skates from), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″, 2 – 3 7/8″ X 2 3/8″ (card front easel pieces), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Christmas Wishes

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone doing today?  Is everyone ready for a long weekend?  I’ll be baking apple and pumpkin pies today and making a pumpkin swirl cheesecake.  I’ll make my homemade cranberry sauce and make sure the turkey is  cleaned and ready for the grill in the morning.  How about all of you, what do you have to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner?

For today’s card I used some DSP and embossing folder and some dies.  Take a look.

My design was inspired by Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge #436.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Poppy Parade card front using the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Poppy Parade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered 2 panels of Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut a stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes Dies from a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut a circle a little smaller than the stitched circle using the Layering Circle Dies out of Pretty Peacock cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cup of Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set in Poppy Parade Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using a smaller circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

I adhered the sentiment to the Pretty Peacock mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted sentiment to the stitched Crumb Cake circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Christmas stamp set in Poppy Parade Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Pretty Peacock mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Poppy Parade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a candy cane which I cut and put together using the Cup of Cheer Dies.  I cut the base in Very Vanilla and the top in Poppy Parade.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the cup image from the Cup of Christmas stamp set in Poppy Parade Ink on the front of the envelope.  I stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Christmas stamp set inside the cup in Poppy Parade Ink.  I adhered a panel of the Night Before Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for  visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: DDDXNW6A 

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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AVAILABLE NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SUITE

THE NEW CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Here’s a video of what’s included in the suite.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING PAPER PUMPKIN 
SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY DECEMBER 10, 2019

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

This is an all-card kit, with 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

  • Subscribe for the December kit at paperpumpkin.com from November 11–December 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin?  You can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription,  Click Here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, Click Here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (stitched circle)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front)
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (sentiment)
  • Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 3″ & 1 3/4″ X 5″ (card front pieces), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Let Snow For Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Does anyone have any plans for the weekend, since it’s here already?  I’m leaving today for Hartford, CT for OnStage.  If you follow me on Facebook, I will be posting some new sneak peaks.  I can’t wait to meet up with my fellow team members and to get my hands on the new Occasions Catalog.  I will be sharing all that I am allowed with you next week and on my Facebook page.

For today’s card I’ve made a double triangle fun fold.  Here’s my card.

The colors of my card were inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #327.  Here are their colors.

I started with a full sheet of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  I scored it at 4 1/4″ along the 8 1/2″ side and 5 1/2″ along the 11″ side.  I lined the cardstock up in my Paper Trimmer on a diagonal and cut.  You are now able to make 2 cards with this panel.  I folded on the 2 fold lines having the 2 triangles meeting in the center of the card.  I adhered a panel of Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper to each of the Real Red mats using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the matted DSP panels to each of the triangles of the Shaded Spruce card base.

I adhered a panel of the Let It Snow Specialty DSP, which I cut using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies, to a scallop oval cut from the Layering Ovals Dies in Real Red Glimmer Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a panel of Sparkle Glimmer Paper I stamped the snowman image from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I punched the snowman out using the Snowman Builder Punch.  I punched the snowman’s arms out of Soft Suede cardstock using the Snowman Builder Punch.  I adhered the arms to the back of the snowman using Glue Dots.  I adhered the snowman to the center of the oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   Using the Snowman Builder Punch again, I punched out a hat from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP and adhered it to the top of the snowman using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I adhered the oval to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals only on the left side of the oval.

On the top right side of the card front I stamped the sentiment from the Snowman Season stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink and immediately sprinkled it with my Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Snowman Season stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped another one of the snowman images from the Snowman Season stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Real Red mat using Snail and then adhered it to the inside of the Shaded Spruce card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the snowman image from the Snowman Season stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: DDDXNW6A 

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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AVAILABLE NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SUITE

THE NEW CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Here’s a video of what’s included in the suite.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Real Red Cardstock 4′ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat cut on a diagonal), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 11″ (card base scored at 4 1/4″ & 5 1/2″ cut on a diagonal)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front cut on a diagonal), 3 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (stitched oval), piece for envelope flap
  • Real Red Glimmer Paper 3 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (scallop mat)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper 2″ X 3″ (snowman)

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Stampin’ Up! Rustic Retreat for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers. Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. This week we had a Color Challenge and the colors screamed rustic to me.  Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Here’s my card using our colors.

Here are our colors for this week.

My design was inspired by the Paper Craft Cres Challenge #358.  Here is their sketch.

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Rustic Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on the top of the Crumb Cake card front.  I embossed the  Crumb Cake card front using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped a small panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Stampin’ Up Buffalo Check Cling Background Stamp in Early Espresso Ink.  I cut the panel out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I stamped the cabin image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a small Crumb Cake panel.  I cut the image out using a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die.  I adhered the artwork to the Buffalo Check stamped Cherry Cobbler panel using Snail.  I stamped the bear image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock and fussy cut the image out using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the bear to the corner of the artwork using a Glue Dot.

I adhered a strip of Early Espresso cardstock to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a piece of the 3/8″ Magnolia Lane Linen Ribbon with White Edge on the Early Espresso strip using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure to add a couple Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the bear to secure it.

On the inside I stamped the cabin image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel stamping off 3 times.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink over the cabin image.  I stamped the bear and deer image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom of the panel stamping off once.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Early Espresso mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink along the bottom front of the envelope.  I stamped the cabin and bear image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Karen Ksenzakovic: You are here

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4″ X 3″ (artwork mat)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4″ X 1″ (card front strip), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Birds of A Feather

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  I’d like to take a moment to honor and thank all our Veterans.  I for one had 2 in my family.  My dad was in World War II serving in the Army and my brother was in Vietnam serving in the Navy.  My brother got out on medical discharge, but he still served shortly.  So Thank You to all those who have served for us.   How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun and exciting?  After a fun cold time at the zoo on Friday, I had to work both Saturday and Sunday.  It was a bit colder than I expected this weekend.  I’m not quite ready for temps in the 40’s yet.  Fall is in full bloom here.  The leaves have changed and fallen from the trees (except for my tree in the front yard which always forgets that it’s fall).  My husband got to rake the leaves all day Saturday and of course my fur baby helped.  She supervised making sure he was doing it right.

For today I have a fun card for you using the Stampin’ Up! Birds of a Feather Cling Stamp Set.  I almost forgot that this set has a Christmas bird.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by the CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge #346.  I was determined to make these colors work for a Christmas card.  Here are their colors.

My design came from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #410.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Poppy Parade card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I wrapped a piece of the Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card front and tied a bow.  I adhered the card front to a Poppy Parade card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Christmas bird from the Birds of a Feather stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I cut the image out using the 3rd largest Layering Square Die.  I colored the image in using my Mango Melody and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I used some of the new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on the fur part of the hat and the pompom.  I adhered the artwork to a Highland Heather scallop square cut from the 4th largest Layering Squares Dies.  I adhered the artwork to the scallop square using Snail and added a Star Designer Elements to the artwork.

I stamped the sentiment from the Birds of a Feather stamp set in Mango Melody Ink on the Whisper White panel.  I cut the sentiment out using the 4th largest Layering Squares Die.  I adhered the sentiment to a Highland Heather scallop square cut from the 5th largest Layering Squares Dies using Snail.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork on top of the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Birds of a Feather stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the Christmas bird image from the Birds of a Feather stamp set popping out on either side of the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them in using my Mango Melody and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Highland Heather mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Poppy Parade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the bird image from the Birds of a Feather stamp set on the envelope front and colored it in the same as I did for the card.  I stamped the star image from the Birds of a Feather stamp set in Mango Melody Ink along the edges of the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: DDDXNW6A 

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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AVAILABLE NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SUITE

THE NEW CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Here’s a video of what’s included in the suite.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 5″ (panel for scalloped square mats), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork squares)

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