Holly, Jolly & Bright! Quick & Easy

Need a quick and easy holiday card? The design on this Holly, Jolly & Bright card is your “go-to” card layout.  The card design is one of my favorite to use year round but it is especially useful during the hectic holiday season.  A combination of project suites from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog come together to create the card in the photo.  The sentiment is found in the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set.   While the Festive Farmhouse suite of products offers the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Cherry Cobbler Twine

To take the card “up a notch” with more visual appeal, wrap the twine multiple times around the card.  Then add extra bling by using the Sprig Punch to cut the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  

Holly, Jolly & Bright quick & easy holiday card

Just a comment about the new Glimmer Paper –  the glimmer stays on the paper so the glitter is not all over your craft room.  There are four colors of Glimmer Paper in the Annual Catalog and additional colors in the Joyous Noel Suite in the Holiday Catalog.

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CASE the Catalog – Country Lane Suite

Happy Monday and time for CASE the Catalog featuring the Country Lane Suite from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (page 42-43).  The suite of products offers lots of options using the Country Home Photopolymer stamp set, the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Tin Tile Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF), as well as, the different embellishments.  The project that I recreated uses the Chicken Wire Elements and the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to add an extra touch to the card.  There are so many wonderful suites in the Holiday Catalog, it’s hard to select which is my favorite but this suite is one that will definitely get lots of use! 

CASE the Catalog - Country Lane Suite

Materials:
  • Mint Macaron card base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (score at 4-1/4″)
  • Country Lane DSP: 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White:  3″ x 4-1/4″ for front, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior, small scrap for stamping Hello
  • Chicken Wire Elements: 4-1/2″ x 2″  – NOTE: cut in 1/2 before attaching to card front
  • Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Everyday Label Punch (to cut notches on edges of the Whisper White front piece)
CASE the Catalog Steps:
  1. Use the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss the card front and then using Sponge Dauber lightly sponge the front using Crumb Cake ink.
  2. Stamp the milk can image and the floral spray onto the Whisper White card front using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink – NOTE: stamp off center toward right as shown on sample.
  3. Color the image using the blends.  Swish Crumb Cake below the milk can. You may spritz color below the milk can or add dots  (as I did) using the tip end of the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend.  Stamp sentiment and color with Cajun Craze stampin’ blend, then fussy cut to add to front of milk can.
  4. Assemble card by layering the Country Lane DSP and adding the Chicken Wire Element pieces at an angle ensuring that pieces will extend past the stamped image layer.
  5. Add the stamped image layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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CASE the Catalog – Best Friends with Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty

Happy Labor Day!  It’s time again for CASE the Catalog Monday. 

This week two unused stamp sets on my craft room shelf  were used to recreate the card on page 31 in the Annual Catalog.  The card features Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets on page 30.  These two stamp sets contain some great sentiments and have perfect images to create cards for all ages – especially for animal lovers too!  Check out the details below on how to recreate this card.

Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty

Talk about loads of fun…first stamp images with StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4 -1/4″ x 3″).   To color the images, use watercolor pencils and blender pens.  The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a top piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Collection (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Highlight the stamped and colored image layer by adding a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock  (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) .  After stamping the sentiment, embellish with a heart from the Frame Elements and a bow of White Baker’s Twine.  

Since it was such enjoyment coloring the card, I decided to use another of the images from the Pretty Kitten stamp set.  The following card is ready to send to a friend.  

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

First stamp the “peeking in” image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors are Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie.  Basic Black cardstock creates the card base and the Share What You Love DSP layer pulls the card together.  Using Layering Circles Thinlits, cut the image piece and the layering Basic Black cardstock pieces.  Finally, attach to upper portion of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around card at seam of DSP to complete the card.

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Pull out an unused stamp set and recreate the item that first inspired you to make purchase the set!  

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Quick and Easy Card featuring In Color Call Me Clover

In a time crunch and need to make a card quickly?  This simple card featuring the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Color Call Me Clover will solve your dilemma!  The simplicity of the image from the Accented Blooms stamp set will help create a stunning card.  Stay with one color scheme, in this case,  Call Me Clover green.  Using the cardstock, the coordinating Designer Series Paper from the In Color 6″ x 6″ paper package and the Call Me Clover Classic Stampin’ Pad, you can create a beautiful card  in just a few minutes.  I love the brightness of this new in color green offered by Stampin’ Up! and will be using it in many more projects.

Quick and Easy Card

A tutorial for recreating this card can be found under the Tutorial tab.  A list of project materials is with the tutorial.   Have fun making this card using all of the 2018-2020 In Colors!

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Country Lane Suite – coming soon!

Some of you joined me for a Facebook Live presentation last week showcasing the Country Lane Suite that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  While ordering is not available until next week, I am posting the information on the card materials and the Mini Gable Treat Box showcased during the presentation.  

Stampin' Up! Country Lane Suite

Project materials are as follows:

  1. Card base – Crushed Curry Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card base
  2. Country Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5-1/4″ x 4″ 
  3. Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: cut 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  4. Whisper White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4″ (for inside of card, trim after completing card front and stamping the image to ensure you are able to center the image in the oval);  3-1/4″ x 3/4″ for sentiment
  5. Country Home Stamp Set,
  6. Layering Ovals Framelits
  7. Classic Stampin’ Ink: Mint Macaron,  Blackberry Bliss
  8. Stampin’ Blends: Light Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze Light & Dark, Dark Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Light & Dark, Blackberry Bliss Light & Dark
  9. 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim
  10. Adhesives: Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
  11. Tools:  Big Shot, Paper Snips
  12. Other:  Cotton Swabs 

I am also sharing another method for cutting the ovals versus the method demonstrated via the Facebook Live presentation.  Both methods work equally well.

Embellished Mini Gable Box

A favorite project from the Facebook Live presentation is stamping an image from the Country Home Stamp set onto a Lustrous White Mini Gable Box (it’s also a funny portion of the presentation as I drew a blank on the name of the box!)  Yes, we must laugh at ourselves!  On to the project details, using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad stamp the desired image onto the side of the box.  Next, sponge Balmy Blue Classic Ink around the floral bouquet image prior to coloring with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  Stamp a tag with Blackberry Bliss and cut using the 1″ circle punch.   Use the 1-1/4″ circle punch to cut a scrap of Crumb Cake for the tag base.  Further embellish with a folded strip of 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.  

Stampin' Up! Country Home Stamp Set image on a Mini Gable Treat Box

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember the Country Home Suite of products will not be available until September 5 but add it to your must have list!

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Made My Day – CASE the Catalog Monday

For this week’s CASE the Catalog, I selected the You Made My Day card on Page 36 of the Annual Catalog.  The card uses the Best Bunny Bundle which includes the Best Bunny photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Bunny Builder Punch.  This week, I did not alter the card but made it as shown in the catalog.  The Best Bunny stamp set is one that can be used for a variety of occasions and as in this case, it’s perfect to send someone letting them know how special they made the day!  Details and tips for making the card are below the photo.Stampin' Up! Best Bunny Bundle

Made My Day with these details for recreating the card:

  1. Thick Whisper White:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to create card base.
  2. Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Dotted DSP 5 1/2′ x 4 1/4″ for base card front;. gold & black strip 3/4″ x 4″
  3. Gray Granite: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  4. Shimmery White: 4″ x 3″
  5. Scraps of Whisper White for stamping bunny face, sentiment and hat using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  6. Scrap of Basic Black.  Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut as shown in photo below: 

  7.  Use Bunny Builder Punch and cut the bunny face, color the ears using Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  Color tophat using Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut.  Layer the bunny face behind the top hat using a mini glue dot.
  8. To create the background for the bunny and sentiment, add a light layer of water diagonally across the Shimmery White cardstock and sprinkle with Yellow Brusho.  I used an Aqua Painter to blend the Brusho with the water.  After the Shimmery White layer has dried, randomly stamp stars using Crushed Curry Ink Pad.
  9. Using small Stitched Shapes circle framelit, cut the sentiment and layer onto circle of Gold Glimmer Paper cut using the 1 1/2″ circle punch.
  10. Assemble by attaching dotted DSP layer to Whisper White card base.  Next attach and center the Granite Gray Cardstock layer using Snail Adhesive.  Add the strip of gold/black stripe DSP and then attach the Shimmery White layer – be sure to offset toward the right of the Gray Granite layer as shown in the photo.
  11. Add the tag piece and the tophat with bunny.
  12. Finish the card by using 8″ of Gold Mini Sequin Trim to create a faux bow and using Stampin’ Dimensionals add the sentiment. 
In Conclusion

Finally, the stamp set has various sentiments that can also be used with another stamp set.  I’m smitten with the different face expressions included for creating bunnies with a variety of looks and images.  It will be fun to create cards for all types of occasions and really can Make My Day.

I would love to hear from you so don’t forget to add comments! 

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the project details on the Country Home Suite from last week’s Facebook Live.

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