Stampin’ Up! Encircled in Warmth Gift Card Holder

I arrived safely home yesterday from the Inkin’ Krew Stampin’ Retreat in Blue Ridge, GA with 11 wonderful projects from my team members to share with you. It was so much fun and a wonderful time of sharing and getting to know each other. We’ve already picked a date for next year! We would love to have you join our team and the event next year. I’d be glad to talk to you about it.

In the meantime, here is one of the projects. It was designed by my wonderful team member, Karen Ksenzakovic at Creative Stamping Designs. Enjoy!

The Paper Cuts

  • Basic White Cardstock:  1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (sentiment), 4″x 5-1/4″ (embossing), and 2″ x 4-1/4″ (bookmark)
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock:  4-1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card back) and 1-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (sentiment layer)
  • Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper: 12″ x 5-1/4″ (card), 2-1/4″ x 6″ (env flap) and 1/2″ x 6″
  • Silver Foil Sheets: two smallest snowflake die cuts from Stitched Snowflake Dies

The Creating

With the Paper Trimmer, score the 12″ x 5-1/4″ Peaceful Prints DSP at 4″ and 8″. Cut from the top of the 4″ score line, diagonally to the bottom outside left corner. Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the bottom edge of the triangle panel and fold in to make the left pocket. Adhere the last panel to the Sahara Sand 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel.

Cut the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic White in half diagonally. Place the bottom right half in the Wintry 3D snowflake Embossing Folder and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Save the other half for another project. Adhere to the right side of the DSP with liquid glue along the right and bottom edges to form the back pocket.

On the 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Basic White, stamp the sentiment from Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink. Cut using the 2nd largest narrow Stitched Rectangle Die. Adhere to the 1-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ Sahara Sand. Pop onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere the snowflake die cuts with a few drops of liquid glue.

On the 2″ x 4-1/4″ Basic White, center and stamp the sentiment from Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink. Cut the sentiment with the largest Tailored Made Tags Die and insert an 8 1/2″ piece of black Baker’s Twine, doubled…inserted in the hole…ends through the loop on the other side, to make the bookmark.

Adhere the DSP on the envelope flap and trim the excess with paper snips. Adhere the strip to decorate the front of the envelope. Add the gift card of your choice to the back, right pocket.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card! If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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* As of the posting of this blog, the Sale-A-Bration Be Dazzling 6×6 Specialty Paper has sold out. If you do not have it you may cut the small blooms from Crumb Cake Cardstock and add some Wink of Stella for a similar substitute.

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    Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Christmas Card for the Krew Retreat

    I am so excited! I leave tomorrow for a Stampin’ Retreat with 11 other team members from Amy’s Inkin’ Krew in Blue Ridge, GA. As part of our festivities, we are doing a Shoebox Share where we bring card kits for a card we designed for each of the ladies in attendance. We will go home with 11 different cards! How fun! This is the card I made. It features the Merriest Moments Bundle (Merriest Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set + Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and 16 coordinating dies) from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog. I hope you enjoy the card!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock:  4 1/4″ x 11”, scored at 5 1/2” (card base)
    • Basic White Cardstock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front panel) and 3″ x 5″ (stamping/die cutting)
    • Be Dazzling 6×6 Specialty Paper*: 1″ x 2 1/2″ (die cutting)

    The Creating

    I ran the Basic White panel through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine inside the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder with the stitched rectangle die in place inside the folder [Be aware: I have seen videos stating the folder is not made to support this rectangle die at the same time as embossing, recommending the embossed image be die cut thereafter. I have found that the die snugs in place and it has not damaged my folder in any way with repeated runs. However, use together at your own risk.]

    I placed the embossed panel on the card front, ensuring even margins, and lightly marked the top left and bottom right corners of the die cut opening with a pencil. I then used the marks to line up the stitched rectangle die on the card front, secured it in place with correction tape, and passed it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. There are two stitched rectangle die cuts left – one for the inside of this card and one for another project.

    I stamped the sentiment on stitched rectangle die cut in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I stamped the leaves on the envelope with Pear Pizzazz and the poinsettias with Petal Pink Ink. On the Basic White 3″x 5″ panel, I stamped the large and small poinsettias in Petal Pink Ink, and two leafy sprigs and two smaller fir sprigs in Pear Pizzazz. I die cut these with the coordinating dies. I also die cut the small blooms from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper* from Sale-a-bration.

    I adhered the embossed panel to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I inserted the sentiment die cut through the opening on the front of the card so that it was perfectly in place, opened the card front and marked the left edge of the die cut lightly with a pencil. I stamped the images to the left of the mark as shown. All pencil marks were erased. I closed the card front, applied the glue to the back of the sentiment die cut and inserted it through the opening to adhere it into place.

    On the front, I popped on the leafy die cuts with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used a Stampin’ Dimensionals on the lower right corner of the poinsettia and liquid glue where it touched the leaves. I tucked the fir die cuts in, trimming with Paper Snips if needed. I added the sparkly blooms with Mini Glue Dots and embellished with three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

    Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card! If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit. You’ll earn an extra Bundle for free during Sale-a-bration (in addition to the $125 in product for $99)!

    * As of the posting of this blog, the Sale-A-Bration Be Dazzling 6×6 Specialty Paper has sold out. If you do not have it you may cut the small blooms from Crumb Cake Cardstock and add some Wink of Stella for a similar substitute.

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    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


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    See the video below or click HERE for more details on this awesome promotion. You can view the brochure HERE.

    Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Forest Embossed Christmas Card

    To create this traditionally colored Christmas card, I used the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with the Seasonal Labels Dies, the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set and the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
    • Basic White Cardstock: die cut from Seasonal Labels Dies
    • Garden Green Cardstock: 5″ x 3 3/4″
    • Real Red Cardstock: die cut from Seasonal Labels Dies
    • Heartwarming Hugs 12×12 DSP: 5 1/4″ x 4″ ( front panel & die cutting)

    The Creating

    I placed the Garden Green Cardstock into the Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine between the #1 and #4 plates. I cut the middle sized Seasonal Labels Die from the center of the DSP panel….it’s not exactly centered as it’s just a paper saving technique and won’t be seen.

    I stamped the trees from the Peaceful Cabins Stamp Set with Garden Green Ink (I just inked the two that are together) in first and second generations onto the Basic White label die cut, the inside of the card and the envelope. I used Real Red Ink to stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card. With VersaMark Ink, I stamped the sentiment on the Real Red Cardstock die cut, sprinkled on White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (tapping off the excess) and melted it with the Heat Tool.

    I adhered the DSP panel, the embossed panel and the DSP die cut label with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. I mounted the stamped label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The red, sentiment label is adhered with liquid glue on the left edge where it overlaps the stamped label and with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the right end.

    Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card! If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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    Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Cabin Christmas Card

    I used the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Cabin Bundle from the July – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Peaceful Prints 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper (free with a $50 purchase) from the Aug – Sept Sale-a-bration Brochure. The paper print pairs perfectly with the snowflake embossing folder from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder set in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. If you like those vintage cards with all the glitter on them, I think you will like this one. Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
    • Basic Black Cardstock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front panel)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x1 7/8″ (front embossed panel) and 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (stamping/die cutting)
    • Garden Green Cardstock: smallest label die cut from Seasonal Labels Dies
    • Peaceful Prints 12″x12″ DSP: 5 1/4″ x 2″ (front panel)

    The Creating

    I began by embossing the Basic White front panel with the snowy embossing folder from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder set. I also embossed the envelope flap to coordinate. With Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive I adhered the embossed panel and the DSP panel to the Basic Black panel.

    I stamped the tree image from the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set with Garden Green Ink onto Basic White Cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating die in Cabin Dies. I attached it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also stamped the trees on the inside panel.

    I stamped the front sentiment with VersaMark Ink onto the Garden Green die cut, sprinkled on White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (tapping off the excess) and melted it with the Heat Tool. I applied a strip cut from the edge of my Stampin’ Dimensionals sheet to the bottom of the die and liquid glue to the top to adhere it underneath the trees.

    I added the inside sentiment with Tuxedo Black Ink. I glued the black panel to the card base. With Wink of Stella I highlighted the trees and the snow underneath, using the tree die as a guide to “draw” the snow on the inside. So pretty!

    Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is MC3TZSYT
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit. You’ll earn an extra Bundle for free during Sale-a-bration (in addition to the $125 in product for $99)!
    Product List

    August Host Code: 
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  • Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code – you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    Click the image above to view an electronic version of the new August – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

    See the video below or click HERE for more details on this awesome promotion. You can view the brochure HERE.

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