It’s all a bunch of Hoopla!

I love that word Hoopla!  It just sounds funny and Stampin' Up! has a stamp set called Holiday Hoopla! HA! That makes me giggle.  So last night I went down to my stamp room and told myself I was not leaving until I made something from one of the many stamp sets that has not been inked.  I hate when I look at a stamp set on my desk that is just CLEAN as a whistle.  You know… the stamp set that has NO ink at ALL on it! I pulled out this cute stamp set called Holiday Hoopla and went to town. I was getting a bit giddy because the card was looking VERY clean.  The kind with no sponging, distressing, splatter… etc.  It's been awhile since I've made a card like that and today was not going to be any different.  The card ended up not being a clean cut card after all.  I just have too many toys to make it splattered and tattered to deal with clean cut! Ha!

Here is the Stamp Set!  I sure do love that chubby Santa face!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

Here is the card…

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen


Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



I love these little trees.  Are they just so cute? I stamped them with Early Espresso on the Crumb Cake.  The center of the trees are stamped with Whisper White Craft ink.  Using this set in Clear Mount was TERRIFIC and made lining these trees up easy peasy.  I added the ruffle lace below using Sticky Strip.  I find that using Sticky Strip for this little technique holds the ribbon/lace in place very well. My little tree toppers are the tiny but adorable vintage trinket brads  I love the Vintage Trinkets.  Once I mounted the tree images onto Early Espresso cardstock I still felt it needed something.  I added pearls and then used my Color Spritzer tool for a little splatter action.  I absolutely LOVE this tool and it's a must in your stamp room.  I can't live without it.  <sigh>

Time for me to get the day started.  I'm going to take it kinda easy today! I can feel my body trying to fight off some kind of germies or something. No time to get sick.  Too many Christmas gifts to get ready. 

Have a GREAT week!


  1. WOW! I love this card. I didn't even want this set, but now I do. I keep meaning to buy that lace and keep forgetting when I place my order.

  2. This card looks so easy…even I could probably do it! They are beautiful!  Don't you wish there was a way to make confectionery sugar stick to a card as snow…but not have it collect ants?  🙂  These are lovely trees.  I love the color combo, also!
     I wanted to ask, what kind of pearls you put on the card.  Is it that liquid pearl, or just round faux pearls that you find. 
    I am an avid reader…but never knew there was a blog to look at.  I get your entries…but the is so much more here.  I am not an SU! Demo, and I couldn't be due to my disabilities, and I do not want to be on your target system,…if you have one…to make me one. 
    I wanted to make sure it was ok for me to come to the blog?   Also, in your mailings…There is no link mark or anything…I never realized in all of this time, there was more behind the letters.  You may want to think about that as far as marketing.  I hope I am being helpful.
    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  3. Thank you Kimberly! 🙂 I LOVE that card!!! and like Laura I didn't want the set and now I need it… hehe! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!
    Inky Hugs,

  4. what a great card….love the tree decorations – inside and out!  Hope you manage to scare those germies away – from you and your family!

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