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Stampin’ Up! New Blends Artisan Hop

Stampin’ Up! New Blends Artisan Hop

The excitement has been building about the newest Stampin’ Blends Markers from Stampin’ Up! I couldn’t wait to get a hold of the markers and start coloring.  Coloring, in general, has always been a very relaxing activity for me.  I love how you can bring any image to life with color.  Today the Artisans are sharing beautiful projects using many different stamp sets and the Stampin’ Blends Markers giving you inspiration.

The Stampin’ Blends Markers are the perfect medium to make your stamp images pop!

Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends are high-quality, dual-tip markers that come in 12 of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors, each with a light and dark shade. Maybe you don’t think of yourself as an artist, but you don’t need to be because these markers make it super easy to blend colors and create gorgeous works of art!


Today I’m sharing a card using the Holly Berry Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I love how beautiful the holly leaves turned out using the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends both light and dark shades.


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Tips & Tricks

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Here are a few tips when creating this card:

  • I stamped the Holly Berry Branch images onto Whisper White cardstock using Black Memento Ink, then colored in using the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I started with the light Stampin’ Blend first.  Then added a few darker highlights using the darker Old Olive shade.  Once the image was colored, I used the lighter shade to go over the entire holly image to blend.
  • The bow was colored using the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  Once stamped, I punched the image out using the Holly Berry Punch that coordinates beautifully with this stamp set.
  • I stamped the Cherry Cobbler cardstock randomly using Black Memento ink and the holly berry branch.  Then I attached the Cherry Cobbler cardstock to a piece of Whisper White cardstock using dimensionals, with a few of the colored holly branches placed underneath to add dimension.

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I finished off the card with a little Linen Thread under the bow and a small piece of a Delicate White Doily.


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Be Inspired!

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Now it’s time to be inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team.  Your first stop is Louise Sharp.  Make sure to check out her beautiful project today using the Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Simply click the button below to follow along with the blog hop.



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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


Need more INSPIRATION? Check out my Tutorial Library!

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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

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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

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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 

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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.


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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


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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


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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 


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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

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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!!


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Christmas Cards using Holly Berry Happiness

Holly Berry Happiness

Designing the perfect Christmas card can be quick and easy when you have the right choices.

Today I have a few ideas to help you choose the perfect stamp set when you create your Christmas cards.


How Many Will You Create?

When designing Christmas cards, the first question to ask is how many will I need?

Once the list of family and friends has been created the designing can begin.


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By creating a list you can determine the amount of time needed to create the cards as well as the budget needed for the supplies.

Obviously, if the list is long,  creating time will need to be shortened making it much easier to duplicate the card.


Today’s card definitely takes on a little more time, but can also be duplicated if you plan your time wisely.  Mass producing cards can be simple and fun with a plan.


Planning Time

I’m not going to lie, I love to create heavily layered cards.

When doing so I simply make the cuts and punches necessary for the card and then tackle the project when time permits.

Since I’m a busy mom, I typically keep all of the supplies I need ready to go in a shoebox and grab the box on the go.

This makes it easy to create when I’m waiting on kids in car lines, or sitting at the gym waiting on my daughter.

If I plan accordingly, the process can be simplified and the result is completed card in plenty of time to send.

Stay Within Your Budget

The Holly Berry Happiness stamp set is a bundle that coordinates with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

Punches can make a crafting project a simple process because of how easy they are to use.

Simply stamp, punch and assemble.

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The Holly Berry Builder Punch creates the fun holly leaves and sweet bow.

This card has the added the pine needles from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to bring a little more greenery to the card.

Although the pine needles definitely add pizzaz to a card, the Holly Berry Builder Punch would make re-creating many cards easier.

Stampin’ Up! has a wide variety of bundles to choose from in the Holiday catalog.  Bundled products offer options to budget your supplies when planning your Christmas cards.


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Holly Berry Happiness

Not enough time to begin creating Christmas cards?  Take a look at the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.

Save time creating with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  This punch will create a small and large holly leaf, beautiful bow and holly berries all in one.

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The stamp set offers greetings the perfect size for card making.  Note the beautiful greeting for the inside of the card.

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The holly images can also be used for background images.


Get Started Now

Now is the time to start thinking about designing your Christmas cards.  I would love to help you in the process.

Are you struggling on which stamp set to use or how to design a simple yet lovely card, contact me so we can work together.

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Click HERE to download a FREE tutorial to create this card.

See all products used for this card in the clickable links below. 

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Have an awesome Tuesday and create some fun and pretty.

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