Wrapped In the Warmth of Christmas Sentiment

Year of Cheer Christmas Gift Tag

Stampin' Up does a fantastic job with coordination of products in the company's catalogs.  The holiday occasions catalog features the awesome Year of Cheer Suite.  These products work great for Christmas projects as well as wedding projects.  The coordinating stamp set includes sentiments for Christmas, New Years, and wedding cards and tags.

Carols of Christmas Sentiment Closeup

Paper Gift Bags for the Holidays

To make the bags, I stamped all the sentiments and small tag in Garden Green Ink.  The "Deck the Halls" sentiment came from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set.  The "Seasons Greetings" sentiment came from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set.  The sentiments were cut out on the big shot with the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies. The little To and From tag came from the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set. Once you stamp it on Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the Everyday Label Punch.

On Stage Swaps 2017

One of the best things about being a demonstrator is the privilege of attending various Stampin' Up events.  My friend, Shannon and I attended On Stage in Utah last weekend.  We had a blast meeting demonstrators from all over the country and the world. Be sure to check out Shannon's blog at: Stampin' Frenzy  She made a cute little treat swap!

Washi Winter Wonderland

The Colorful Seasons Bundle is definitely one of my favorite things from the Annual Catalog.  I decided to use the winter themed die to create an unusual combination of snowflakes using Washi tape.   Most people really don't know what to do with Washi tape other than to hold dies in place on your big shot. It really can be a versatile element in scrapbooking and card making.  It is a simple way to add pattern and color.  But did you know that you can stick it down to a piece of whisper white card stock in any pattern you like, and then place your die over it and cut it on the big shot?  

Father Christmas Tag

The traditional colors of the Be Merry DSP by Stampin' UP add to the Christmas cheer of the tag.  To get the layered look of the tag, I used the Lots of Labels framelits.  Santa was cut out with the smaller size one, the DSP was the next largest and finally, the largest was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out with the smallest of the framelits and then sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink.

Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set

In Color Bouquet

Beautiful Bouquet Bundle I designed this card for my friend's birthday and had a lot of fun combining the In Color's from the annual catalog and the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle elements.  I used a Basic Black card base and framed the bouquet with Berry Burst card stock.  It was then set on a Whisper White ruffled background.