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! Let It Snow For Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends. 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 Sketch Challenge. Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. I’m continuing with my quick and easy cards for this week.  Here’s what I came up with for the sketch.

Here is out sketch for this week.

I started by adhering a panel of Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered a thin panel of the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to a Real Red Mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted DSP to the bottom of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock in Coastal Cabana Ink.  I punched the sentiment out using the Pretty Label Punch.  Using the Pretty Label Punch I punched out 2 more labels in Real Red cardstock.  I adhered the 2 labels to the back of the Whisper White label using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, arranging it so that it framed the Whisper White label.  I cut the snowflakes in Sparkle Glimmer Paper using the Christmas Layers Dies.  I snipped the snowflakes in half and arranged them so that they came out on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the snowflakes to the card front using Glue Dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the sentiment over the snowflakes using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Snowman Season stamp set in Coastal Cabana Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the snowflake image from the Snowman Season stamp set in Coastal Cabana Ink on either side of the sentiment.  I stamped the small snowman image from the Snowman Season stamp set in Coastal Cabana Ink, stamping off once, over the sentiment.  I adhered a thin strip of Let It Snow DSP to the bottom of the Whisper White panel using Snail  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Real Red mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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

Thank you for stopping by 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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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:

  • Real Red Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 7/8″ X 5 1/2″ (strip on front mat), 2″ X 6″ (pretty label punch)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 3″ (sentiment), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″(card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 3/4″ X 5 1/2″ (strip on front), 1/4″ X 5 1/8″ (strip on inner liner), 1″ X 6″ (strip on envelope front), 2 1/4”X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper 3 1/4″ X 2 3/4″ (card front snowflakes)

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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! Christmas Tidings With a Sneak Peek

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends.  How has everyone’s week started?  I hope everyone is doing well and finishing up all your cards to get in the mail early.  I’m having a class tonight and the ladies will be making a few more Christmas cards to add to their stash.  They may even be making this one.  Before my class though I will be gong in for surgery.  I’ve had trigger finger in both of my hands and I just couldn’t stand the pain anymore or the locking of my fingers.  I am having both hands operated on at the same time, I must be nuts.  I was told that I am to use my hands immediately, so I figured why not have a class.  The first thing my daughter said when I told her I was having surgery was ” so you’ll be ok to bake cookies this year then right?”.  You can see where her priorities are, lol.

So today I have a card that looks more involved than it really is.  Once you get the couple pieces cut out, it goes together really quick.  I was very hesitant about getting the Toile Tiding Designer Series Paper, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it.  It’s only 2 colors + Very Vanilla, Garden Green on one side and Real Red on the other.  I’m so happy I bought it, I really love the designs on this paper.  Once again I was inspired by one of my team members, Akiko, who made this card for our weekly blog hop a couple weeks ago.  Here is her card.  Here’s my take on it.

I started by cutting a circle in a Very Vanilla card front using the 2nd largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies.  As in my description, I have a little sneak peek of something coming January 3, 2020 in the new Mini Catalog (formally known as the occasions catalog).  I embossed the Very Vanilla panel using the new Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, isn’t it just gorgeous.  Using the largest scallop circle from the Layering Circles Dies, I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock.  I used the 2nd largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies to cut the inside of the scallop circle to make a frame.  I adhered the scallop frame to the Very Vanilla card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut a panel of Toile Tidings DSP using the largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies making sure to get the image I wanted in the circle.  I adhered the Toile Tidings DSP circle behind the Very Vanilla panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped a piece of Garden Green 3/8″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the panel and tied a knot.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Garden Green card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink. I cut the sentiment out using the Christmas Cardinal Dies. I adhered the cut sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Real Red Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Garden Green Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the branch image from the Toile Christmas stamp set on either side of the panel in Garden Green Ink.  I colored the berries on the branches in using my Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Real Red mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Garden Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the branch image from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Garden Green Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the berries on the branch in using my Real Red Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I adhered a panel of the Toile Tidings 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: 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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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:

  • Garden Green Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Real Red Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (scallop frame)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper

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Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas Wish for Everything

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers and Happy December!!  How was everyone’s long weekend?  Did anyone brave going out on Black Friday to start their holiday shopping? I definitely did NOT.  I stayed in and got my house decorated for Christmas.  This has been a tradition of mine for years to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I decorate the inside and my husband does the outside.  Sometimes I think he is trying to compete with Christmas Vacation though.  I didn’t decorate as much this year as I normally do.  Christmas usually explodes in my house, going all out decorating every room to the fullest.  We are leaving for a vacation (finally after 5 years) on January 6th and I will need to pack up everything before I leave, I don’t want to have to come home to having to pack up Christmas.

For this week, I’m doing some pretty quick and easy cards for you.  We’re getting to crunch time to finish up Christmas cards, so I figured I give you some quick ones using up a lot of DSP.  Today’s card was inspired by my upline Jaimie.  I’ve had this piece of DSP and didn’t know how to use it without ruining the beautiful picture, Jaimie made a card last week using this paper and I loved it.  Here’s today’s card.

This is one of the cards we are going to make at my Stamp Camp this week.  I started by cutting the panel of Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper in half so that I could make 2 cards from this one piece.  Now everyone knows that I don’t make any 2 cards the same, but when I’m having a class everyone else makes my card.

I adhered the Night Before Christmas DSP to a Very Vanilla mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted DSP to a Night of Navy card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment out of a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Word Wishes Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

They are a little difficult to see, but I added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front to add a little glimmer.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the tree image from the Stampin’ Up Winter Woods Cling Stamp Set off to the side in Old Olive Ink.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set in Old Olive Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Night Before Christmas 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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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:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper 3″ X 5 1/2″(card front), piece for envelope flap

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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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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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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! So Many Stars for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning and Happy Thanksgiving my fellow stampers.  Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  By the time you read this I will have my turkey on the grill (yes we barbeque our turkey) and will be doing the 2nd step of my homemade pumpkin crescent rolls (a lot of rising with them) and the Macy’s Day Parade will be on in the background.  The Christmas season doesn’t officially start in my house until Santa arrives in the parade.  Cranberry sauce made , stuffing made √, pies made √, sweet potatoes prepared and ready to go in the oven √.  Things are moving along in a timely matter and we will have a nice family dinner with my nieces and nephews over.   Unfortunately we are missing a lot of our family members that have passed on, but I am SO thankful for the family that I have.  I could never imagine not having them in my life.

If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for taking the time to stop by. This week we had a Color Challenge. 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.

I played along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #249.

I also joined in with the Always Fun Challenge #138.  There theme is ‘Anything Goes’.

I started by cutting a scalloped circle in the center of a Night of Navy card front using the largest scallop from the Layering Circles Dies.  I embossed the Night of Navy panel using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a Copper Foil mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then I adhered it to a Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut the 2nd from the largest star out of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Stitched Stars Dies.  I cut a small detailed star and the flourish pieces out of Copper Foil Sheets using the Stitched Stars Dies.  To make the star look 3D I scored from each point to the opposite indent using my Paper Trimmer score blade.  I then folded on each of the score lines and that made it pop up.  I adhered the small copper star in the center of the Very Vanilla star using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the star to the center of a Night of Navy circle, which I cut using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the copper flourish pieces using Multipurpose Liquid Glue at every indent of the star onto the Night of Navy circle.  I adhered the layered circle in the center of the scallop circle on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Embossing Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I made the strip into a banner and adhered it to a Copper Foil banner using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the cluster of stars image from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy Ink, stamping off once, on either side of the sentiment and on the bottom corners of the panel.  I added a couple of the stars cut out of Copper Foil from the Stitched Stars Dies on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the small cluster of stars image from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the bottom of the envelope front.  I stamped a larger cluster of stars image from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy Ink all over 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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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:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (stitched circle on card front)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (sentiment banner), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 4″ X 4″ (star)
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Copper Foil Sheets 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (mat for card front), 1″ X 3 3/4″ (banner mat), scraps for small star and flourishes

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