The Joy of Christmas

Have you seen the Joy of Christmas Suite (161983)? This Suite is filled with two wonderful bundles, the Joy of Noel Bundle (161967) and the Christmas Classics Bundle (161977).

It also has some great coordinating products to create with too! Check out today’s card using this suite of products. This first card uses simple stamping to create a lovely holiday card.

The holly has been colored with our Watercolor Pencils (161700)/Watercolor Pencils Asst 2 (149014) and a bit of the Metallic Enamel Effects (161610) has been used to add a bit of shimmer. I just love the way that the Wild Wheat Classic Ink gives the first impression of gold embossing!

And this next card uses the Joy of Noel Dies (161965) and our Loose Holly Gems & Sequins (161981) to continue the feel of music that the noel sentiment brings and works well with the Gold Foil Sheets (132622) used for the letters.

A couple of pieces of the Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper (161958) pulls it all together.

And how about this last card? Done in Garden Green, gold, and Basic White?

The Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder (156392) has been used for the backdrop along with the Christmas Classics Die Cuts (161976) that creates the sentiment from the Christmas Classics stamp set (161970) focal point. Add a bit of the More Dazzle Specialty Paper (161749) behind it and you’ve got a lovely traditional card.

So what do you think about the Joy of Christmas Suite? Like one bundle better than the other? Or do you love them both? I just love how Stampin’ Up! gives us tons of creating choices and options. And since our products work so well together it makes creating so easy too!

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Loyal Leaves

This past weekend brought a lot of new color to my hillside behind the house – fall is definitely here and here is a great card to make for any occasion this fall.

Done in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze these colors are perfect for the fall. And this card has a fun way of opening too.

The focal point was stamped and then colored with our Watercolor Pencils. This technique gives you a lot of blending options which is a great choice for adding colors for this lovely leaf image. Use the Watercolor pencils wet or dry like this card does and you can still create a wonderful blend of colors with simply layering of different colors.

So what do you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know. Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a card tutorial with you using the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.


Stamp Set: Loyal Leaves (152544)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709 & 149014)

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Enjoy Life & Color Charts

I’m catching up from my Team Weekend Retreat this past weekend (but I’ll share more about that later this week), and so I thought I’d share some swap cards with you along with the final organizational item too.

These color charts allow you to see the colors by family in one handy place. You could also use this to see what you have since you can add each color as your collection builds.

Simply print these PDFs onto Whisper White Card Stock and start adding your cards stock, then stamp or add a swish with your marker – it’s quick and easy. I slide mine into a clear page protector. The charts also have the Item numbers.







You can find more of my organizations items such as Labels, Designer Series Paper chart that contains card stock colors, Framelits Case Inserts, and Color Revamp tri-fold chart HERE and HERE  or simply click on the Organization category on the side for even more items and past years.

And now onto some cards – The Enjoy Life stamp set is one of our NEW sets that was inspired by one of our Million Sales Achievers – that’s a big deal, and Connie created a wonderfully inspiring set with some wonderfully uplifting sentiments.

Check out these beautiful cards made with this set. I think this first card is my favorite with it’s tie died coffee filter background.

And these two use our Watercolor Paper (122959) and Aqua Painters (103954) to create a wash of color – the first with ink pads for a bold feel and the second with our Watercolor Pencils (141709) for a bit softer look.

And finally a softer look done in our NEW In Color, Blueberry Bushel and So Saffron.

Notice the ribbon? No, we don’t have this ribbon in So Saffron, but it is easy to create the ribbon color of your choosing with a Stampin’ Write Marker and our 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon (144172).

So different but yet all so beautiful.


 Stamp Set: Enjoy Life (148190)

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Inside the Lines Watercolor Challenge

Last month when we met as a team we did some training using our Watercolor Pencils and I challenge everyone to create a project using what they learned. If you’d like to learn more about using our Watercolor Pencils you can click HERE to see the tutorials and worksheets.

Everyone received a piece of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper as part of the challenge. So today I’m sharing with you a couple of the cards we made.

This first card is one I created. The flowers are water colored using an Aqua Painter. And I used our beautiful Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Assortment as the base to my dragonfly. I LOVE this stuff the colors are so rich and beautiful and add a intense pop of color!

On this next card Cindy used the Watercolor Pencils simply as colored pencils for a different look.

A soft subtle look that is definitely Cindy’s Style. She used a layer of vellum that she cut using Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135) and topped that with a layer of Calypso Coral she cut using the Butterfly Thinlits Dies (137360). I like the way that these two sets of dies can be used together or stand on their own. And do you recognize the sentiment? It’s from our Greatest Greetings stamp set (140703/140706) that you can find on page 78 in our Annual Catalog.

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Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions

And did you know when you purchase a Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription you can earn Sale-a-bration items too? Chose a 3 month Prepaid Subscription which is on sale for just $55 and you’ll get to choose one Sale-a-bration item. Choose a 12 month Prepaid Subscription and not only will you get a $2 discount on each kit, but you’ll get to choose 4 Sale-a-bration items too!!!

Want to see what last months kit was like? Here is a quick video of this fun project that arrived in my mailbox.

And with Paper Pumpkin celebrating its 4th birthday you’ll find a special message in the March kit so you won’t want to miss out! Purchase your subscription and create your account by the end of the day March 10th to be included!!! Got questions? I’m here to help – simply email me at [email protected] and I’m happy to help.


Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (1287489/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (SAB 143830), 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (SAB 14831), Crushed Curry (131199) and Basic Black Card stock (121045)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709), Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) and  Classic Label Punch (141491)


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Watercolor Pencil Basics

I was so excited to see the Watercolor Pencils in the Occasions Catalog. Stampin’ Up! has given us a new coloring option and in 13 of our Stampin’ Up! colors. Whoo hoo! Who doesn’t love that?

So today I’m sharing with you a couple of videos that I did to show you the basics of using Watercolor Pencils. I hope you’ll find them helpful, I’ve done the video in 2 parts to make things a bit easier.

I’m dusting off my old high school art skills for this and it’s been a while so bear with me. I was lucky to have a wonderful arts program at Brown Deer High School back in the day and I took every class I could! From throwing pots, metals and of course painting – so I hope my favorite teacher, Mr Panaro, would be happy I still have my class notebook after all these years.  After all it’s been a few years. LOL!

I’ve also created some PDFs for you so that you can create these water coloring worksheets for yourself as a reference. You’ll find them listed below the videos.

Getting Started with Watercolor Pencils Part 1 Video Tutorial:

Getting Started with Watercolor Pencils Part 2 Video Tutorial:

Simply print these PDFs off on Whisper White Card stock to get started making your own.

Watercolor Pencil Basics PDF

Watercolor Pencil Worksheet PDF

Practicing a bit will let you know what your own style of water coloring is and what you like best. So have fun and play!


Paper: Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Aqua Painter (103954) or Blender Pens (102845)

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Swan Lake

Like swans? If so you’re going to like this wonderful little set found in the Occasions Catalog on page 53. This set not only contains charming images, but also has some wonderful sentiments. I was soooo excited when I won this set at On Stage in Atlanta last November after all who can resist the little ducklings? It reminds me of the days when my mother would all take us to Capital Court around Easter to see the decorations and the chicks and ducklings hatch. (If I remember correctly they were in an even bigger decorated egg of all things! Ah, well that was a long time ago…)

So today I’m sharing two cards that I received in my swap using this stamp set. This first card was given to me by Gina. I love the way she used our different patterns from the Brights Collection Paper Stack for this card.

The card swings open to  show you these cute little ducklings and sentiment.

And here is another card also done in Brights, but this time using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (141630).

And here a couple more wonderful cards made with our FREE Sale-a-bration stamp sets.

This first one uses the So Very Much stamp set and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper. Deborah cut the little hot air balloons to add to the corner with the Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine.

And this card for Lorrie uses the elegant set Delicate Details and also uses the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration choices.

It’s a lot of fun to see how the same product, this time Designer Series paper, can be used so many different ways.


Stamp Set: Swan Lake (142974/142977)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Old Olive Classic Ink (126953)

Paper: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434), Old Olive (100702) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pen (102645)


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Watercolor Pencils Discontinued

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Stampin’ Up’ announced today due to unforeseen problems with suppliers they have decided to discontinue their Watercolor Pencils (item 101879) effective immediately.

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While the Watercolor Wonder Crayons are also being discontinued, and the Brights Collection (item 119804) is no longer available.  The Good News is three of the collections are still available while supplies last.

Still Available for order are:

The Subtles Collection (item 119802)

The Neutrals Collection (item 119805)

The Regals Collection (item 119803)

These three Collections are only available while supplies last. So get them before they’re gone!

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