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The Best of Christmas

The Best of Christmas

It’s the weekend which makes us all happy.

Why not take a little time travel and look back at some of what I’ll call, the best of Christmas?

I thought I would share a few of my favorites that I’ve created over the last few months.

 

Kimberly’s Favorites

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

After looking back at all of the fun Christmas and holiday cards created, I had a hard time trying to pick my favorites.

Don’t get me wrong… this was not so much about MY favorite creations but my favorite products I was able to design with.

This Holiday Catalog has been amazing to work with because of all the fantastic coordinating products we’ve had available.

Here is a break down of my best of Christmas and I would love to hear what your favorites products have been from the Holiday catalog.

 

Holly Berry Happiness

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

The Holly Berry Happiness became a favorite right away because of the coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch.  I love the size of the holly leaves and the stamp set is a two-step stamp.  Adding vellum to this project created a nice soft touch overall.

See all the details of this card HERE.

Cookie Cutter Christmas 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

Every single image in the Cookie Cutter Christmas  stamp set is AMAZING. The coordinating punch, Cookie Cutter Builder makes creating super easy.

Simply stamp and punch any of the images.  LOVE!

Learn more how I created the background for this card HERE.

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

This project is very simple using our smaller gusseted bags.  I filled the bags with red hot candies to simulate the reindeer noses.

SO fun and a great little giftie to give to friends.

Wrapped in Warmth

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

There are so many great products on this card that I fell in love with.  The stamp set Wrapped in Warmth was PERFECT to coordinate with the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper.  There is no ugly sweater in this paper pack. This paper pack is 50% off until January 3rd.

The coordinating doesn’t stop there.  One of my favorite products in the Holiday catalog has been the Cable Knit Textured Embossing Folder.  This isn’t just any Textured Embossing Folder.  It feels REAL.  The embossing is amazing and perfect for ANY winter cards.

See all the details on this card HERE.

Banners for Christmas

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

 

The Banners for Christmas stamp set was instant love for me with that beautiful candy cane image and gorgeous banner.

Once again, it’s the love of Stampin’ Up!’s product coordination that makes designing projects so easy and fun.

One of my faves on this card is the Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  So fun to see that candy cane image sparkle.  WOW.

I’m also a huge fan of this card sketch.  If you are ever in a pinch for creating a card, try this card sketch.

The red stripe is Washi Tape.  If you are a Washi Tape hoarder, this sketch will help you use it up.  The Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape has great designs and perfect to coordinate with the Banner for Christmas stamp set.

 See all of the details for this card HERE.

Click HERE for another fun card using the Banners for Christmas stamp set.

Jolly Friends 

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

This guy!  Creating this card was instant joy.  I love this little moose from the Jolly Friends stamp set.

His sweet little Santa hat was created using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch.

This card could easily be duplicated and many other color combinations used.

Click HERE to see more details on this card.

Tin of Tags- Favorite of the Season

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

I’ve had the privilege of creating a ton of Christmas cards this year, but hands down this is one of my favorites.

The music notes paper from  This Christmas Designer Series Paper  has been one of my favorite patterns to use.

Another favorite…. The Tin of Tags Kit and stamp set.

This kit has great elements like the wooden snowflakes, tiny confetti stars and my favorite… thin washi tape.  THE BEST.

You can find more details on this card HERE.

Best of Christmas

Thank you for letting me share my version of the “best of Christmas” with you.  Each of the these cards use products I’ve really enjoyed this season.

There is still time to enjoy them, in fact… the project I have in progress is making Christmas tags using the Cookie Cutter Christmas! YES!

Have an awesome week and make something pretty!!

XOXOXO

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Christmas Glamper Greetings

Christmas Glamper Greetings 

When I first laid my eyes on the Glamper Greetings stamp set, I knew I had to have it.

This stamp set was FIRST on my wish list and first to be opened.

Then it sat on my craft table forever.

It wasn’t until I was asked to share this stamp set in Atlanta that it finally was used.

Do you have a similar story? I’d love to know what set is patiently waiting for you to use.

 

Two Cards Two Ways

My goal for sharing this set included sharing a wow version and a simple version.

Both versions are completely duplicatable.

 

 

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

 

WOW Factor

The only reason I’m going to give this card a label of “WOW” is because of the extra elements I used.

Plus it does have some fussy cutting.

Be honest… are you a lover or hater of fussy cutting?

I love fussy cutting… but I know it’s not everyones favorite.

I find fussy cutting relaxing. Call me CRAZY!!

A few of the extra’s I included consisted of the following:

  • Mini Jingle Bells
  • Red Metallic Thread
  • Designer Series Paper

 

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite elements on this card includes the Mini Jingle Bells.  I’ve definitely used these on many projects this year.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

One thing that is hard to capture in the photo is the Red Glitter Embossing Powder.

It’s just enough sparkle and fun to watch that glitter get shiny when you heat it. That’s a WOW!

I used Kraft cardstock for the base of my card.  A very simple background was created using the glamper image and VersaMark.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

Simple and Fun

Now let me share a little skimmed down version.  It’s not much of a change, but notice the subtle differences.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

What you probably notice right away  is there is no Designer Series Paper.  It’s a simple change, but one that I thought made a pretty big difference.

One other bling factor I added to this card is the sequins.  A simple yet fun way to spruce up any card.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

The Red Glimmer Paper was a perfect addition for both card.

 

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

 

The Glamper Greetings stamp set has REALLY cute and tiny images to create holiday cards for all seasons and can be used all year long.

Regardless of a wow or simple version using this stamp set, the card is going to be darling.

I mean… the glamper… HELLO! SO cute!

I have a few more cards I’ll be sharing using this stamp set over the next week.

See all of the products used for this stamp set in the clickable links below.

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More Sneak Peeks & Jolliness

 More Sneak Peeks & Jolliness

Happy Friday!  This was a FAST week and I’m ready for the weekend.

There is going to be a whole lot of jolliness if I can get my Christmas tree up!

Tree decorating is #1 on the agenda and I’m hoping the people in my house are ready.

Today I have another sneak peek and a Christmas card.  We’ll call today Double Whammy Day!

 

Let’s Be Jolly By Golly!

Before we get started… I have to give a shout out to my readers.

I am still cracking up over the comments and emails I received from Wednesday’s post… and my procrastination.

Seriously I was laughing out loud over them.  The panic I caused over a missing doily had me laughing in tears.  Oh the joy you bring me.  NOT kidding.

I love this community.

The other day Stampin’ Up! posted a video on the Chalkboard Technique you can see HERE.  I’ve done this technique before but it totally inspired me to create a card using the technique.

As I searched for a stamp set to use for this technique,  the Be Jolly, By Golly stamp set came to mind right away.

Jolliness, Be Jolly By Golly Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

This modern holiday stamp set has awesome typography that is perfect to create a fun chalkboard art card.

Jolliness, Be Jolly By Golly Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Tips & Tricks

This was a very quick and simple card to create and perfect use of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape.  The exciting news… the Washi Tape is on sale too.  YES!

Jolliness, Be Jolly By Golly Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

  • The background was created by watercoloring Cherry Cobbler ink over Watercolor Paper (3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″).
  • I added Splatter over the watercoloring once the ink was dry.
  • Washi Tape was added to the edges of a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  The Whisper White cardstock was added to the card base using dimensionals.

Jolliness, Be Jolly By Golly Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

 

  • Create the chalkboard art by using Whisper White ink onto Basic Black cardstock then heat emboss using White Stampin’ Embossing Powder.
  • The cardstock was die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
    • NOTE: The Stitched Shapes Framelits is currently on backorder but will be back in my Online Store in January.
  • Wrap Red Metallic Thread several times to create a bow.  Tie in the center and add small jingle bells.  Attach to the  card front using a Mini Glue Dot.

Jolliness, Be Jolly By Golly Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Click the clickable links below to purchase any of the products used to create this card.

Another Sneak Peek & Gift Bag

Jolliness, Oh So Succulent Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

I shared a sneak peek of the Oh So Succulent stamp set HERE a few days ago.

Today I’m sharing a card and gift bag combo.

Jolliness, Oh So Succulent Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

One of the many reasons I love this stamp set is the two step stamping.

Jolliness, Oh So Succulent Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

The entire suite of products that coordinate include one of my new favorite colors- Sweet Sugarplum.

OH MY I love this color.  You can see how I used this color in this card.

Jolliness, Oh So Succulent Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Keeping with the same color scheme, I created a gift bag to coordinate with the card.

Jolliness, Oh So Succulent Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Now… for my embellishment lovers…

You will notice that on both the card and the coordinating bag I’m using two of my favorites

  • Delicate White Doilies
  • Enamel Shapes

Another AWESOME product that I’m using and loving is the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  I used this product on the banner find the flowers on the gift bag.  This Foil Acetate is gorgeous and makes for a really fun background on any project.

 

Remember… 

Starting December 1st Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get to PRE-ORDER from the new Occasions catalog.

This is a BIG deal and a huge perk of being a demonstrator -and- the Oh So Succulent stamp set bundle can be a part of your stamping starter kit.

The good news is you can PRE-ORDER too.  If you have been on the fence about becoming a demonstrator why not start now and fill your starter kit with NEW products from the Occasions catalog.

This could be the perfect Christmas gift to yourself.  Start the new year off with an amazing opportunity of becoming a demonstrator.

 

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If you are interested but have questions, simply contact me. I would love to talk with you.

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Make sure to check out this close out sale.  For instance… the Layering Circles Framelits is 50% off.  OH MY WORD! Awesome!!

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year!

The Most Wonderful Time of Year!

Can you feel the excitement of the most wonderful time of year?

Running through Walmart yesterday to find the perfect turkey was not as exciting…

BUT- I sure did love seeing all the holiday foods making their way to the isles.

 

What Makes This Time So Magical?

The magic of the season is different for all of us, but for me I love everything about this season.

My only dislike is how rapidly the time flies during the holiday season.  I want to take everything in and make it last a long long time.

I brought Alexis with me yesterday to hunt for the perfect turkey.  My form of hunting is walking into Walmart just so you know.

In fact, my mother was having a hissy fit because it was Monday and I had not bought the turkey for our big family gathering.

Mr. Turkey is now safe in the fridge…  Pray it thaws in time…

Anyway, another reason I love this time of year is the creativity that lets loose.

I’m inspired by so many new project ideas and want to make a gazillion things.  There is only one problem… TIME.

 

Helping You Save Time

I have a few time saving solutions for you today that I’m pretty excited about.  This has been huge week of CREATING.

First, I have to share this fun card that’s super simple and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year!”

 

Most Wonderful Time of Year, Stampin' Up!, Christmas

The Wonderful Year stamp set let’s you express the magic of the season.

 

Most Wonderful Time of Year, Stampin' Up!, Christmas

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Tips & Tricks

  • The main focal point of this card is created on Watercolor Paper.  Once the watercolor wash was created using Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder I heat set the colors so I could then immediately emboss the greeting over it.
  • The paper ribbon was stapled over the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and doily.  To create the paper ribbon see this video HERE.
  • The card base is Blushing Bride cardstock with Watermelon Wonder layered on top.
  • Super simple and easily duplicatable saving you time.

 

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You can see all of the products used for this card in the clickable links below. 

 

Document Your December 

 

Hello December Online Class, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to document the most wonderful time of year through memory keeping?

 

You may remember last year I offered a Hello December Online Class sharing daily photo, journaling and title prompts to help you create a magical keepsake for years to come.

 

I’m excited to offer this class again. YAY YAY YAY!!!

 

Before you click the link to read more about it… I want to tell you a few things….

If you purchase the following products from my Online Store you can receive the tutorial FREE.

 

 

A few of these products are on SALE this week only!  

 

Click HERE to learn more about the Hello December Online Class and the offerings available.  

New Exclusive Tutorial Available

 

Its time for the November Exclusive Tutorial Release.  YAY!

I have enjoyed these tutorials and all of the creativity packed into each one.

If you an Online Order of $50 you will receive this tutorial for FREE.  

 

Subscription members should have received their tutorial today in their email.  YAY!!

You can also purchase the tutorial for $15 HERE.  

 

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Online Extravaganza Time

 

Promotion ends November 28th

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Don’t miss this on November 28th!  AWESOME SALE on Select Products!!

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Don’t Forget…. 

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

Enjoy this week and let’s remember all of our blessings.  Even better, let’s tell others why they are a blessing to us.

 

Make Your Own Snow Globe

Make Your Own Snow Globe

Snow globes are so beautiful and I especially love them this time of year.

I’ve had this idea running through my head for quite some time.

It’s an idea I had written down in my notes however I needed time to put it in place.

Can you relate?

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Mountain Adventure Snow Globe

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

 

One of my favorite stamp sets is the Jar of Love and the coordinating framelits called Everyday Jars.  This stamp set and framelits have AMAZING possibilities.

See how to create all types of snow globes and fun images to go inside your globe.

 

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

The Mountain Adventures stamp set has the perfect small images to create a snow globe.

Check out this fun color combination!!

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks To Create a Snow Globe

  • The Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle die cut was used for the base of Snow Globe.  The circle was die cut using Watercolor Paper.
  • Create a watercolor wash using Sweet Sugarplum ink over the entire circle.  Let dry.
  • Stamp cabin image onto circle using Soft Suede ink. Stamp snow using Sweet Sugarplum ink.
  • Using Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamp two trees onto Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut using Paper Snips.
  • Stamp Jar Lid from the Jar of Love stamp set and Soft Suede ink.  Die cut using Everyday Jars Framelits.
  • Card base measures 4-1/4″ x 11 using Whisper White Thick cardstock.  Layer with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″).
  • Cut Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Watercolor over middle section of paper using Smoky Slate ink.  Once dry, stamp snow using Sweet Sugarplum.
  • Add a small piece of a doily under the circle for the snow globe you created.  Attach the jar lid to the bottom of the circle using Snail adhesive.  Attach trees using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Wrap Silver Thread in palm several times and lay onto Watercolor Paper, secure using a Mini Glue Dot.  Attach Snow Globe to card front using dimensionals.  Add Enamel Dots from In Colors and Silver Enamel Dots to accent the card.

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

 

Lastly, stamp the greeting from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and create a banner.

 

Snow Globe, Mountain Adventure, Stampin' Up!

 

The Possibilities Are Endless… 

Honestly, the possibilities for what you can put inside the snow globe are abundant. Especially with the gorgeous stamp selection we have.  Take note of smaller images you have on hand to create all types of snow globes. Gather a list after looking through your stamp collection and start creating those snow globes.

 

Click the clickable links below to see all of the products used for this project.

Stampin’ by the Sea News!

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Starts Today until November 28th

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BRAND NEW product release.

Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stitched Shapes Framelits

 

You can get 25% off select stamp sets today until November 30th.  YAY.

Click HERE to see all the stamp sets available.  Get yours today.

Enjoy this week and let’s remember all of our blessings.  Even better, let’s tell others why they are a blessing to us.