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Artisan Hop- Carols of Christmas

Artisan Hop- Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop

It’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop and I’m excited to share the fun new Carols of Christmas Bundle.  The best news is you can order this new bundle and save 10% the entire month of August.


Mix it Up!

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop


One of the things I love is looking through my stamp collection and putting stamps together to create a card.  While I love the bigger greetings in the Carols of Christmas, I wanted to focus on the FANTABULOUS Card Front Builder Thinlits that comes with this bundle and pair it with the Star of Light stamp set.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop


I love, love, love these beautiful trees and even more fun to add a little Dazzling Diamonds to the trees for a little sparkle.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop


Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips to create this card:

  • I used the moon and stars thinlit at the top of the Crumb Cake cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) using the Big Shot, then I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock the same size behind the Crumb Cake.  The card base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″.
  • The greeting was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White scrap cardstock and die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.
  • The label was placed on top of a piece of White Delicate Doily, 3/8″ Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and a small 1/4″ sliver of Silver Foil.
  • I added a small strip of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper for a little pop of color on the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • The sweet little deer was stamped from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and then die cut using the coordinating Thinlits.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Blog Hop


Be Inspired!

Now be inspired by the Artisan Design Team and see more greatness using the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  First up is the great Lousie Sharp.  Simply click the button below to start the hop.

Don’t forget, save 10% on the Carols of Christmas bundle. Click HERE to order today.

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, 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

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Kickin’ It Up With Kimberly

Kickin’ It Up With Kimberly

Are you ready to Kick it up a Notch with you’re stamping?

Something new and exciting is happening!

It all started with a little conversation with a dear friend.


Encouraging Friends

We all have that friend who breaths encouraging words in our ears.

The other day I was speaking to one of my Stampin’ Up! friends and she was encouraging me to do more videos.

I gave her the same ole excuse that I always give… “What could I possibly show someone on a video? What can they learn from me? I can’t do that! I don’t have time!”

Have you ever experienced a long laundry list of excuses like the ones I was giving?

Really I felt this way.  So many times I hear from stampers… “I can’t do what you do.  I don’t know how to take my cards up a level or two!”

My friend then said these words…..

“Kickin’ it up with Kimberly!”

Instantly I fell in love.  Now the big problem came… I had to actually make the video.


The End of Procrastination

After I spoke with my friend and she brilliantly and graciously helped me see past my own fears, I said I would give it a try.

It was time to pull out the video camera and give it a whirl- AGAIN!

My goal is to help stampers see the potential within themselves to take their cards to a new level.  To see and use embellishments more than they are currently.  Most of all, enjoy the process of creating.


Two Cards, Two Ways

Kickin' It Up With Kimberly, Stampin' Up!

Now kick this card up a notch with just a few more additions….

Kickin' It Up With Kimberly, Stampin' Up!


One of my favorite things about the stamp set Star of Light is the interpretation of the images.  They could be stars, or in my case I interpret them to be snowflakes.  Either way they are beautiful.

Watch the video today and see how I take one card and kick it up a notch.  It’s a subtle change that can pack a big punch.

Kickin' It Up With Kimberly, Stampin' Up!


The Star of Light bundle creates beautiful cards and the coordinating framelits saves you much time as you do not have to fussy cut.  Simply die cut using the Starlight Thinlit dies and attach.


Kickin' It Up With Kimberly, Stampin' Up!


As I’ve said many times, you can take a fairly simple card and spice it up quickly with a few embellishments just as I’ve shown you in the Kickin’ it up with Kimberly video.

A huge thanks to my friend for encouraging me AGAIN…  to step outside my comfort zone and get before the camera AGAIN.  She’s a keeper.


Kickin' It Up With Kimberly, Stampin' Up!


Ready to Create Your Own?

Below you will find all of the products to create these cards.

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