Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.

Deck the Halls with Holly

Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!

Card Cutting Details

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas

God's Peace at Christmas

I love how this card conveys the Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I feel His peace all year long; however, during the holiday season, it feels even stronger. Hopefully, during this time of year, your heart will be warmed with God’s Peace.

God's Peace at Christmas

The God’s Peace stamp set is perfect for Christmas.  The sentiments are heartfelt, and the glow of the candles can fill your heart with the warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I colored the image with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers from Stampin’ Up! They blend so beautifully and are so very easy to use.  I hope you will give them a try!

God's Peace at Christmas

Card Cutting Details

  • Rococo Rose cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5
  • Rose Glimmer Paper – 3-1/4 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (die-cut with Rectangular Stitched Dies for a finished size of 3 x 4-3/8)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside layer)

 

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Are you ready for Snowman Season?

Snowman Season Christmas card

Are you ready for Snowman Season?  I know I am!! Every year I hope for snow, and sometimes I get my wish. Well, this year is no different, I’ve crossed my fingers, and I’m hoping for snow. Granted, it is a little early, duh, but hope springs eternal!

Don’t you love the new Wrapped in Plaid designer series paper? How can you not love plaid? This selection is so beautiful, check it out.

Wrapped in Plaid

 

Snowman Season Christmas

I colored our handsome snowman’s finery with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. He is also covered with Clear Wink of Stella, very sparkly in person, not so much in the photo. Well, even though it is only mid-October, I am ready for Snowman season!!

Cutting Instructions:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Gold Foil Paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (stamp and color snowman)
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5 

 

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Who doesn’t love a Snowman?

Christmas card using Snowman Season Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Who doesn’t love a snowman?  Oh my gosh, isn’t he just the cutest? 

I love to make Christmas cards of all types; Religious, floral, snowman, Santa, trees, etc. I love them all.  I especially love using unexpected colors for my cards — anything but the usual red and green combination.

Doesn’t the Swirls and Curls embossing folder I used on the Purple Posy cardstock background make you think of swirling snow? Love it!

You will find the Snowman Seasons bundle on pages 18-21 in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. You can see the entire suite of products in my ONLINE STORE.

Snowman Season Christmas card by Kathleen Wingerson www.kathleenstamps.com

Check out his jaunty hat and sparkly snow, thanks to the Clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  Again, who doesn’t love a snowman?  The Snowman Builder punch means no fussy cutting, an added plus to the Snowman Season Bundle.

I used the Frosted Frames dies to cut out the snowflakes — it is just the right touch to highlight the snowman and give the overall feeling of winter.

 

Cutting Instructions

  • Gorgeous Grape (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Basic Black cardstock – 3-1/8 x 5-1/8
  • Purple Posy cardstock – 3 x 5
  • Basic Black cardstock – 2-5/8 x 3-1/8
  • Shimmery White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper – scraps to die cut snowflakes
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2-3/4 x 4: stamp snowman and punch out with Snowman Builder Punch
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside card)

 

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Coloring Good Morning Magnolia

Card using Good Morning Magnolia from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson www.kathleenstamps.com

Coloring the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set is so satisfying.  I especially love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  The Good Morning stamp set, on page 38 of the 2019-2020 annual catalog is part of the larger Magnolia Lane Suite. The suite contains many beautiful products to help you create amazing cards. Check out the Magnolia Lane Suite in my ONLINE STORE!

Magnolia Lane stamp set showcasing Stampin' Blends

Just some simple coloring with the Stampin’ Blends and you have a lovely card.

Coloring Good Morning Magnolia with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

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Cutting Instructions:

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock  4″ x 5-1/4″ stamp the Magnolia with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color with Mossy Meadow combo pack, Petal Pink combo pack, Soft Suede combo pack, Pineapple Punch light Stampin’ Blends
  • Whisper White scrap 1″ x 3″ stamp sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Die-cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies

 

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Sailing Home — Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card using Sailing Home stamp set and die bundle from Stampin' Up!

Are you wanting to create that perfect birthday card for the man in your life?  Well, look no further than the Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The images are just perfect for that special sailor, ocean lover, lake lover or just the fella that longs for the open seas.

You will find the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Die in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, check it out in My Online Store here.  You will also find the coordinating Designer Series Paper in My Online Store here.

Masculine Birthday Card using Sailing Home stamp set and die bundle from Stampin' Up!

The Reef Knot (Square Knot) was made with Braided Linen Trim.  Notice how my knot matches the stamp used on the inside of my card. Pretty awesome, don’t you think?

Masculine Birthday card using Sailing Home stamp set and dies from Stampin' Up!

The boat and sails were colored with the Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.

I hope you give this masculine birthday card using the Sailing Home Bundle a try.  I’m sure your special guy will LOVE it, too!!

 

Cutting Instructions:  Basic Black cardstock (card base) 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2; Night of Navy cardstock 4 x 5-1/4, (emboss with Corrugated Embossing Folder **currently unavailable); Whisper White cardstock 2-3/4 x 4-1/4, stamp sailboat and birds; Basic Black cardstock scrap 3 x 4, (die cut with Layering Ovals dies); Crumb Cake cardstock scrap for the Helm (steering wheel) and sentiment; Pearl for Helm (colored with black Sharpie Marker); Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4 x 5 (inside card); 

 

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