Don’t Stop Believin’ Christmas Card

Don't Stop Believin' Christmas Card Close up Image
Don't Stop Believin' Christmas Card

SUO Challenge #257

Welcome back stampers for another Stampin’ Up Only Challenge. The theme this time is DIE CUTS! Die cuts are one of my favorite additions to any type of card.

For my Santa Christmas Card, I used the Many Medallions Dies and the Hippo & Friends Dies. The green foil was die cut with the large background Many Medallions die. Santa and the sentiment were cut with the Hippo & Friends dies.

The Santa image was stamped with memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. Santa’s cuffs, pom-pom and hat trim were painted with the Frost White Shimmer paint.

Once it was dry, it was cut out with the die. Then you stamp the entire image with Versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder using your heat tool. I repeated the embossing process four times.

Make sure to check out the design teams beautiful creations for inspiration and add your own card link too!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

I originally was not going to purchase the new die cut machine because I already had a Big Shot. After seeing some of the reviews of the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine by other demos on YouTube and realizing that I had some coupons to use in August, I decided to go ahead and get it.

After using it for a couple of weeks, I am so happy with my purchase. I can cut those intricate dies like the Many Medallions Dies in just one pass. All of those little tiny pieces of paper come out so fast with the die brush. It has saved me a ton of time and frustration. So if you want to improve your Stampin’ Up crafting experience, I highly recommend this product.

  • The firm top handle allows for easy transport and leverage while in use.
  • The machine includes a solid, full surface impact foldout platform to support solid and stable performance.
  • Its high grip feet minimize sliding on surfaces.
  • It has a compact footprint for easy storage and transport.
  • Its platform is designed to naturally guide products into the rollers for a smooth user experience.
  • The ergonomic handle flows well and balances the perfect amount of rotation and pressure for precise cutting and detailed embossing results.

New Magnetic Cutting Plate Available

Good news! Our vendor was able to produce and ship our new Magnetic Cutting Plates earlier than anticipated and it is available for you to order!

The Magnetic Cutting Plate is not required for use with your new machine but is fun to incorporate into your die-cutting experience. It is a thin, fully magnetic sheet with a self-healing cutting surface. It holds dies securely in place, even nested dies. This slim, portable sheet replaces a Cutting Plate in your sandwich, making it even easier to take with you. No more thick heavy platform to lug around. I can’t wait to get mine!

Here is a closeup of my card. You can see how clean this machine cuts the die cuts. Amazing!

Don't Stop Believin' Christmas Card Close up Image

Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion

Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion

Promotion Dates: September 1–30, 2020

Order Deadlines

  • Phone: 30 September 2020; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: 30 September 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)
Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion

Promotion Details

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99, new recruits choose $125 worth of products) new recruits will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers. 
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock 
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock 
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock 
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock 
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Click the link to see the demonstrator agreement, pick items for your starter kit and sign up!

Don't Stop Believin Christmas Card


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4 thoughts on “Don’t Stop Believin’ Christmas Card

    1. Thanks Tanya! The green foil is so festive for the upcoming Christmas Season. Stayed tuned for more upcoming projects with it.

  1. Wow this is such a stunning christmas card love the use of the many medallions die in the beautiful green foil really makes the card pop. Thanks for sharing such a great idea xx

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