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Merry Patterns Artisan Hop

Merry Patterns Artisan Hop

I love a great promotion and Stampin’ Up! has a great one for you! For a limited time starting September 1st, get the Merry Patterns Stamp Set FREE when you host a party with $300 in sales.

The beautiful thing about this promotion is getting this exclusive holiday stamp set in addition to your Stampin’ Rewards when you host a qualifying Stampin’ Up! party.  This promotion runs until October 31st.

Now let me share a sneak peek of this fun new stamp set along with our amazing Artisan Team.


Gorgeous Holiday Images

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When I first had a glance at this stamp set my eye balls quickly was drawn to the beautiful deer.  I love both of these beautiful images.  I also love the large greeting fonts.


Outlines and Patterns

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You will notice this is a two step stamp set with lots of outlines and patterns.  This gave me so many options to play around with colors to coordinate or mix and match.


Quick Tips

  • When I started stamping with the Merry Pattern stamp set, I grabbed my Stamp-a-ma-jig to help layer the greetings for two step stamping.  This doesn’t have to be done, but it definitely helped to get things perfectly straight.
  • While the fussy cutting was a little intricate, I do love how this looks.  I stamped the deer onto Whisper White cardstock using Soft Sky ink.
  • The bow was created using a thread from the Burlap Ribbon.  I doubled the thread and then tied a bow and secured it with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

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Be Inspired

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Now it’s time to be inspired by the Artisan Team.  Simply click the button below and enjoy the gorgeous projects using the Merry Patterns stamp set. Your next stop is Louise Sharp.  Always creative in the most beautiful way.

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Artisan Blog Hop 

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser


Products Used


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New & Exciting…  

I have a sneak peek of the September Holiday Edition Tutorial. Oh, MY word… AMAZING! Subscribers will have this tutorial emailed to them on September 1st.  Not a subscriber? Click HERE and become one. Today is the LAST day to subscribe to this 6-month tutorial.   You will receive the August tutorial immediately once you have signed up!
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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.



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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


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

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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.

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Simple and Fun

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

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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.

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


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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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This Number Kinda Scared Me!

This Number Kinda Scared Me!

Days until Christmas- 103.

Over the weekend I started pulling my Christmas stamp sets and I felt a rush of thoughts and emotions.

Things like:

  • Didn’t we just do this?
  • How can this be coming up so quickly?
  • I kinda like Christmas music.
  • Christmas cookies are yummy
  • I have to pull all those decorations out of the attic? UGH!
  • I like stamping Christmas trees…

I decided to go to my trusty google and type in the question of the day….

How many days until Christmas?

This popped up and immediately I started laughing.

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Obviously someone else feels the same way I do.  Maybe you are feeling the same?


Spirt of Christmas Begins

I realize for some of you this may be an easy task.

It’s not that I don’t love the season because honestly it’s my favorite.  I love EVERYTHING about it.  It just takes me a little while to get my Christmas groove on.


This weekend when I pulled the Christmas sets together and I started to create the Christmas mojo started happening.

It doesn’t take much because stamping during this season comes very naturally for me.

Unlike Spring and Summer where I sit and stare at floral images for hours….

Does this happen to anyone?

The first stamp set I started with was the Twinkle Trees Photopolymer stamp set.

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I love the large tree in this stamp set and off the top of my head I knew I wanted to use it as the background instead of the focal point.

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Pair Stamp Sets Together


I paired the Twinkle Trees stamp set with the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.  I love the font in the greetings.

I’m a HUGE fan of non traditional colors for Christmas.  The pinks and blues are my favorites to use and of course I still use a little red and green at times.




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Grab Your Favorite Coordinating Products

All the products around this greeting/tag makes me put on my happy pants.

I love how adding a smidgen of gold really made this greeting pop a little more.

A few of my favorite products I used:

  • Red Glimmer Paper
  • Layering Circle Frameits
  • Bakers Twine Trio Pack
  • White Delicate Doilies
  • Fancy Frost Sequins
  • Candy Cane Designer Washi Tape

All of this love around the image exceeds my happiness level.  YAY YAY YAY.


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Forget the Number and Create!

Once I got in my Christmas mood, the amount of days left until Christmas quickly left my crazy brain and I was on my way to a carefree creating session.


Don’t let the number get in your way.

Choose a stamp set you are in love with and start creating.

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Tips & Tricks 

  • Use half of the circle scallop die cut instead of the whole circle.  I love how these tiny scallops look.
  • Wrap the Gold Twine like a bow underneath all of the elements and kept it in place using dimensionals.
  • Wash Tape- USE it.  Remember that you can add a fun element to your envelopes by putting a piece of Washi Tape across the bottom or seal the envelope with the Washi.  This looks AWESOME.
  • The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is perfect to keep sequins in place.



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Have You planned your Christmas Cards for this Year?  

If you haven’t planned your Christmas cards this year, remember I’m here to help you.  Get started early and let this season be the BEST ever because YOU relaxed and finished them EARLY.

I know it sounds to good to be true.  If you stamp a little every day you will notice the assembly will go quickly.