Stampin’ Up! Festive & Bright Christmas Note Card

Here is a card that I made at the Inkin’ Krew Retreat designed by the wonderful Sue Prather. It uses the Festive & Bright Bundle (Festive & Bright Stamp Set + Festive Finishes Dies) from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog. Sue paired it with the Peaceful Prints 12″x12″ Specialty DSP that is free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Sale-A-Bration ends on September 30th, so hurry! The Be Dazzling 6″x6″ Specialty Paper has sold out and the Sheep Dies, and the Summer Shadows Dies are in low inventory.

The Paper Cuts

  • Real Red Cardstock:  5-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″ (card base)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: two 5-1/4″ panels (front & inside) and 4-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (front)
  • Basic White Cardstock:  4″ x 3″ (embossed/stamping), sentiment label die cut from Festive Finishes Dies, and 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (inside panel)
  • Peaceful Prints 12″x12″ Specialty Paper: 5-1/8″ x 3-3/8″(front layer)

The Creating

With StazOn Black Ink, stamp the garland image from Festive & Bright Stamp Set along the bottom edge of the 4″ x 3″ Basic White panel and the 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ Basic White inside panel. Color the stamped images with the Real Red and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers. Pass the top portion (above the stamping) through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine inside the pine patterned Wintry 3D Embossing Folder with the No. 1 and No. 4 sandwich. Also run through the envelope flap. Stamp the sentiment on the die cut label with Real Red Ink,.

I wrapped a 5″ piece of the Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon around the embossed panel and secured to the back with Mini Glue Dots. I added a small bow from the same ribbon next to it with a Mini Glue Dot and I popped on the sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the embossed panel to the 4-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ Basic Black panel. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back. I adhered the remaining panels with liquid glue as shown and popped on the decorated embossed layer.

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    Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest Sympathy Card

    Here is another card that I made at the Inkin’ Krew Retreat. It is a design by team member, Cindy Blaine using the Nature’s Harvest Bundle (Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set + Harvest Dies) from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog. I love the color’s that Cindy chose. So fall and yet softly so. Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Crumb Cake Cardstock:  4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ (card base) and a branch die cut from Harvest Dies.
    • Basic White Cardstock:  4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel), longest label die cut from Harvest Dies, and 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel) and 4″ x 2-1/2″ (stamping/die cutting)
    • Calypso Coral Cardstock: wheat die cut from Harvest Dies
    • Cork 12″x12″ Specialty Paper: 4″ x 1″ (front layer)

    The Creating

    Place the Basic White front panel inside the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder with the No. 1 and No. 4 plate sandwich and pass it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Use a Blending Brush dipped in Crumb Cake Ink to add color to the embossed panel. Adhere it to the card front. Also adhere the branch and wheat die cuts.

    With Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the “Sending healing thoughts” sentiment from Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set onto the Basic White label. Stamp the cone flower image on the 4″ x 2-1/2″ Basic White panel. Color the floral image with Stampin’ Blends: Light Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Calypso Coral and Light and Dark Old Olive. Die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the card front.

    With Crumb Cake Ink, stamp the cone flower image on the corner of the Basic White inside panel and the Basic White Medium Envelope. Add the inside “So sorry for your loss” sentiment from Prized Peony Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

    Use Paper Snips to trim the ends of the Cork strip at an angle on each end. Attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Top with the stamped Basic White label.

    Idea: This card would be pretty for any occasion. As a sympathy card, I chose not to include the bronze Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots, but for a different occasion that would be a great embellishment.

    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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    Stampin’ Up! Beauty of the Earth DSP Scraps Thanksgiving Card

    This is a fun card that utilizes little paper scraps from your favorite Designer Series Paper. It doesn’t require measuring or coloring and the stamping is minimal. I used scraps from the Beauty of the Earth 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper from the 2020-22 Annual Catalog for this Thanksgiving card. The sentiments are from A Wish for Everything Cling Stamp Set and the dies from Harvest Dies in the July – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog. I hope you enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock:  4 1/2″ x 11”, scored at 5 1/2” (card base)
    • Bumblebee Cardstock:  two wheat die cuts from Harvest Dies (and scrap strips if you’d like)
    • Beauty of the Earth 12×12 DSP: scrap strips (mine range from 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick and 3 1/4″ to 4″ long) and 6″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope flap)

    The Creating

    I placed the wheat die cut onto Bumblebee Cardstock and roughly cut around it with Paper Snips. I then placed the cardstock onto the Foam Adhesive Sheet and trimmed it to match (I pieced two foam pieces together longways to accommodate the length). I peeled the release paper on one side of the foam and applied it to the cardstock. I passed it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the wheat die, then flipped the clear part of the sandwich over (not disturbing the contents) and ran it through again, upside down. I find this ensures a clean cut through the thickness of the foam. I cut another wheat die from Bumblebee Cardstock without the adhesive.

    I dry fit the scrap strips of DSP on the card front to finalize placement and do any desired trimming. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front. I peeled the remaining release paper from the foam on the wheat die cut and placed it on the card front. I used Early Expresso Ink to stamp the sentiments from the A Wish for Everything Cling Stamp Set on the card front and the inside.

    I glued two DSP strips to the bottom edge of the inside of the card and then adhered the 2nd wheat die cut. I trimmed excess overhang from the bottom edge with the Paper Snips. I added a 1/4″ Bumblebee Gingham Trim bow with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional (it fell in a recessed area) to embellish the card front. I adhered DSP to the Basic White Medium Envelope flap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tip: apply the glue to the flap) and trimmed the excess DSP with Paper Snips.

    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!

    • Visit my online store here.
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    • 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)!
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    September 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.