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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.



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.

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Don’t Miss This Sale!

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

Click the photo below and start shopping.  Receive my December Tutorial FREE when you purchase $50.


Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Sale




NEW MDS Challenge- Chalkboard Art

Happy Monday!  I'm totally recovering from a crazy 48 hours with Alexis in NYC.  Seriously, best time ever.  I'm still shocked by everything we were able to accomplish in such little time.  Her little legs will never be the same but I'm pretty sure it's a memory she will hold onto forever.  I will share some of our highlights soon.  We had many laughs on our trip. 

Let's get back to what I love to share on Monday's- a new Simply MDS Challenge!  Do you love Chalkboard Art?  It's so fun and trendy and there are SO many ways that you can have fun with Chalkboard Art.  Have you seen it used in your hometowns? Starbucks? It's a fun way to show your hand lettering skills too.  What if your hand lettering skills are not fantastic? Ahhh…. Now I have something that you will get excited about.  My Digital Studio is perfect to create Chalkboard art with.  

Here is the layout I created using the Chalkboard elements that we have in MDS.  


Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up!



It's great that we can create Chalkboard Art with our layouts.  

You can see all the downloads/supplies that I used HERE.  

Here is a list of my FAVORITE Chalkboard Fonts.  

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' UP! Demo


Just click on the links below to find these fonts: 

1. JF Ringmaster

2. LD Petticoat

3. DeLouisville Small Caps

4. Kraft Nine

5. Birmingham

6. Chalk-Hand-Lettering

7. Handy George

8. Anderson Four Feather Falls

9. Argor Got Scaqh

10. Blackboard


You can view the video on creating chalkboard art below:


This weeks challenge is to create Chalkboard Art on a layout.  

Be sure to visit our Simply My Digital Studio Facebook Group and share your challenge pages with us. 

We have close to 300 members in this group sharing amazing layouts every single week! 

Click HERE to see what my partner Heather Summers created.  

We both agree'd this week's challenge is WAY WAY WAY fun!!

In fact, it was so fun I wanted to show you something else you can create using MDS and chalkboard art.  

Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up demo _MG_1373

You will see this bonus project made on the video too. 

A simple necklace made using Chalkboard Art with MDS and snuggled into our Soda Pop Caps! I used a 1" Circle punch and simply placed the punched piece in my Soda Pop Cap.  SIMPLE! The sky is the limit on this project.  

Are you ready to create your own? 

Get creative with MDS today and shop in my Online Store to get your program today!

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up Demo


Stampin' Up!'s Soda Pop Tops are the best.  Using your Big Shot you can smash them to perfection by placing them between two clear plates. Place them on your Platform that you use with your Textured Embossing Folders.  Open to Tab 1.  Roll away and you have a perfectly smashed Soda Pop Cap!

Don't forget to check out our Simply MDS Challenge Facebook Group.  Make sure to share your Challenge pages with us.  

Make it a GREAT Monday & make something pretty!