Christmas Pines

Pine boughs… can you smell the fresh cut pine? It’s one of my strongest holiday memories. Going out in the cold Wisconsin afternoon, tramping through the snow and choosing a tree together. (My dad had planted a whole field of them on our property when I was about 4 and it was my job to stomp the dirt down around the saplings trunk.)

When we got home the guys always trimmed the trunk and screwed the tree into the tree stand. I know I’m really dating myself LOL! Some years those lopsided little blue spruce were a bit misshaped, but since we back them up against the wall it was all good. Now a days we use an artificial tree, not as much fun I’m afraid, but more practical with my allergies.

Oh well, this set just reminds me of all those beautiful boughs from childhood. And it’s got some wonderful sentiments too


Here are two wonderful cards that I was given. This first one from Jackie has a bit of sparkle and shine to it since she uses our Red Glimmer Paper (121790) and Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine  (141983).


And this second card from Theresa  has tons of texture – I’ve included the recipe for you below.


This stamp set is part of a suite of products is found on pages 18 & 19 in the Holiday Catalog. And did you know that right now the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE promotion?  Whoo hoo!


Stamp Set: Christmas Pines (*142049)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974)

Paper: Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (141991), Garden Green (102584), Delightful Dijon (138338), Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (143537) and Metallic Thread Combo Pack (142003)

 *Bundle (143496)

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Fa-la-la-la Friends

Today’s cards are all made with the Fa-la-la-la stamp set from the Holiday catalog.


This set has a lot of fun images and coordinate with Framelits Dies from the Annual Catalog. So if you have them already it doubles the fun and what you can create with them!

This first card uses the llama image and our Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper that is currently part of the Buy Three Get One FREE promotion!


I love the way that Sandy used the cute little Mini Jingle Bells for his collar and the pop of color the Designer Series Paper adds along the bottom. I’ve included the recipe below for you.

This second card is from Joanne and includes a clear panel make out of Window Sheets (142314).


The sentiment peeks through the window sheet and when you open it up you get a lovely surprise.


And if you love bears you’ll love this card using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder (143537), Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (141991) and  Baker’s Twine Trio Pack (141999) that Sandy sent me.


Adorable right? And this little guy coordinates with the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies (140275). Love it? You may want to check out the Bear Hugs stamp set in the Annual Catalog on page 107 too!


On a personal note – it has been a bit since I posted. I’m sorry to say I’ve had a number of different technology problems that I’m hoping I’ve finally got fixed with yesterdays 4 hour call to tech support. Thank you for bearing with me. I hope to catch back up over the next couple of days and be humming along as normal soon.


Stamp Set: Fa-la-la-la Friends (142167) and Watercolor Wash Background (138704/139538)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (121045) and Delightful Dijon (138327),

Paper: Presents & Pinecones Designer Series paper (141986), Emerald Envy (141415), Delightful Dijon (138338), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fiesta Time Framelits Dies (141475), Mini Jingle Bells (142002), Classic Label Punch (141491)

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Cookie Cutter Christmas Fun!

Don’t you love when there is a coordinating punch that goes with a stamp set? I know I do punches are quick and easy and this Cookie Cutter Builder Punch is one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog!

Check out these fun cards made with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle (140396) that I received recently.


This second card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (143537). And it is dynamic- You’re going to love it since it gives you rich deep texture. It also uses the fun Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper 6×6 Stack (141991).


And this final card was given to me by Marni. She not only uses the cute little gingerbread man, but also the fun Jolly Hat Builder Punch and Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powders! (I’ve got the complete recipe below for you.)



Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (142043*)

Inks: Versa Mark Pad (102283), Early Espresso (126974), and Crumb Cake Classic Ink (126975)

Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (141981), Early Espresso (119686), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Emerald Envy (141415), and Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396*), Jolly Hat Builder Punch (141847), Emerald Envy (142668) and Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder (142635), Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine (141686)

*Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle (140396)

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When you use the Hostess Code – I’ll send you this wonderful Color Combination Chart PDF which I created. This Gift includes a chart for ALL the Neutrals and Regals! That’s 140 color combinations!!!

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!