Leaves of Holly Holiday Card

Recently, I participated in a card swap with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators using products from the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. My swap card uses the Leaves of Holly Bundle and coordinating Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper to create a holiday card.  The Leaves of Holly bundle consists of the Leaves of Holly Stamp Set and the Holly Berry Dies. The beautiful designer series paper provides the perfect background for the sentiment.  If you send lots of holiday cards and are looking for a design easy to replicate, look no further!  

Swap cards are in the mail and I will be receiving cards from the other participants soon.  I look forward to seeing the creations and will be sharing them with you in the near future.  

Project Materials:
  • Leaves of Holly Bundle
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 11″ (score and fold at 4-1/4″); 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ for die cut sentiment panel
  • Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper: pattern one base layer 1: 5-1/4″ x 4″; pattern two layer: 3-3/4″ x 3″ 
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4″
  • Real Red Cardstock: 3-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  1. Add the Boughs of Holly (pattern one) to the Basic White Thick Cardstock base.
  2. Layer the Mossy Meadow and the Real Red cardstocks.  Add to center of card.
  3. Next, add the Boughs of Holly (pattern two) to the Real Red cardstock layer.
  4. Die cut the label using the Holly Berry Dies.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the die cut label using the Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad. Add to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Complete by embellishing with the Red Rhinestone Jewels.


The July – December 2022 Mini Catalog is now “live” and available for product ordering.  In addition, one of the biggest promotions of the summer, Sale-a-bration has launched. Be sure to check out the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  During Sale-a-Bration, for every $50 and $100 you spend, you’ll earn FREE exclusive products from the brochure.  Depending upon the amount you spend, you can mix and match products from the brochure.  Best of all, several of the products coordinates with products from the July-December 2022 catalog.  The Sale-a-bration promotion will end on August 31.  Be sure to check out the FREE Sale-A-Bration Host set you will receive with a $300 order.  

And if that’s not enough…If you’re considering joining the Stampin’ Up! team as an independent demonstrator, now’s the time to do it! Sign up during our Sale-A-Bration event and the Making Plans Collection will be automatically added to your Starter Kit for FREE. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy all the perks of being a demonstrator—early access to our products, the opportunity to earn a modest supplemental income doing something you love, and so much more!  And personally, I think one of the best perks is meeting other people that enjoy being creative! Click here to learn more about joining the fun. Plus, you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team and receive the rewards that I offer to members.  

It’s important to remember, it’s up to you if you wish to make it a business or if you just want to enjoy the discount on products and early access to products.  Many enjoy the perks being “hobbyist”. 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program  

Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!


In The Pines Season’s Greetings

Today’s card, In the Pines Season’s Greetings, is a simple stamping card that can be assembled quickly.  The In The Pines Bundle contains the In the Pines Stamp Set and the Pine Woods Dies providing a variety of products for your creations.  Not only is the bundle appropriate for holiday cards, it is great to use for nature inspired card themes. 

In the Pines

  • In the Pines Bundle
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11” – score at 5-1/2” and fold for card base; 4” x 5-1/4” (layer 1)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/8” x 3-1/8” (layer 2); 3-1/2” x 2-3/4” for tree oval; ½” x 3” for sentiment banner
  • Classic Christmas 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper: Shaded Spruce design 4-1/4” x 3”
  • Oval Layering Dies (2nd largest)
  • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Banner Pick A Punch
  • Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad
  • Gold Twine (from Wonder of the Season Ribbon Pack) – 8”
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
Directions for the In The Pines Season’s Greetings card:
  1. Texture emboss the 5-1/4” x 4” Shaded Spruce cardstock using the Subtle 3D texture embossing folder. Attach to the card base front using strong adhesive.
  2. Layer the designer series paper atop the Whisper White cardstock. Attach to the texture embossed layer near the top of the embossed piece – leave room to add the sentiment banner.
  3. Select pine tree die from the Pine Woods Dies and cut pine from Whisper White cardstock. Die cut tree in the center of the oval. Attach to designer series paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad. Punch ends to create banner.  Attach to card using dimensionals.
  5. Embellish tree trunk at base with a gold twine bow (attach with glue dot).

Using this basic design, you can change the colors,  switch the pattern of designer series paper to create an entirely different look.  I’ll be sharing more cards using the In The Pines Bundle so be sure to follow my blog.


Curvy Celebrations is underway!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Kit – Available for ordering through December 10.  Detail and ordering – click here.

Paper Pumpkin

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

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