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Last Day For Two Stampin’ Up! Offers!

World Card Making Day Sale

World Card Making Day SaleToday, October 10th, is the last day for the World Card Making Day Sale!  You can get these select stamp sets for 15% off as well as the Whisper White and the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes. I love having these note cards on hand!  And super nice that they come with envelopes in the package!

These are all great stamp sets that you will enjoy using over and over!  If you don’t already own some of these, take advantage of the sale to save 15% on each one! You might also want to check out the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month as well! These stamp sets were meant to coordinate with the papers.

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Today, October 10th, is the last day to join Paper Pumpkin so as to get the October Kit which coordinates with the November Kit!  This is something new Stampin’ Up! is doing with two holiday papercrafting kits with cards and gift giving projects. It’s all a surprise but soon we will start receiving our kits in the mail, but only if you have signed up by October 10. If you don’t sign up by Oct. 10, you can get in on the November Kit by Nov. 10, but you’ll be missing the October Kit!  Might as well sign up today and get both!

This will be an easy way for crafters of any age or experience to have fun making some holiday cards and projects that you will surely be glad to have on hand when December rolls around.

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Wouldn’t you LOVE to get a box in your mail filled with a holiday Paper Pumpkin project?! Don’t miss it!  Subscribe today!  No risk, no obligation.

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Tomorrow at 1:00 PM my second email in my “12 Weeks of Christmas” series will go out! If you are already one of my email subscribers, you already got Week 1, and tomorrow you will find Week 2 in your Inbox! If you are not a subscriber, please join us by putting your name and email in the box below!






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Be Merry Christmas Card with Decorative Ribbon Border Punch

Be Merry Christmas Card with Decorative Ribbon Border Punch

I love this cute little bitty reindeer pattern in the Be Merry Designer Series Paper package. This is a simple card to make, but the Decorative  Ribbon Border Punch makes it look pretty fancy.

Since one of the coordinating colors for the Be Merry Paper is Cherry Cobbler, I used that for the card base. I cut the designer paper 3 1/4″ wide x 5 1/2″ long so I would have space on each side. The Decorative Ribbon Border Punch makes it easy to add a fancy edge along the designer series paper panel.

The greeting is stamped with the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set.  I love the font in this stamp set! And it comes with a couple of nice sentiments to stamp INSIDE the card, plus a “To: and From:” plus snowflakes! The Bundle includes the stamp set plus Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies.  These dies are beautiful but you can use the stamp set on its own.

I used the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to die cut the greeting plus make the scalloped oval in Whisper White for the bottom layer. The Cherry Cobbler layer is die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Love those! And for one final step, I added a small bow with a Mini Glue Dot using the Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer RibbonThis is a very narrow little white ribbon, perfect for a card like this when you just want a little something!

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World Cardmaking Day 2017

Tuesday, October 10 – Last day for World Cardmaking Day Sale! This sale has several stamp sets 15% off plus the packages of Note Cards & Envelopes 15% off. This sale originally included Fast Fuse, but the applicator and refills just FLEW off the shelves at Stampin’ Up! so they have to wait to until they restock to offer a “rain check” of 5 sale days sometime in the future!

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Tuesday, October 10 – Last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin in order to receive the October Kit which is a holiday kit that coordinates with the November Paper Pumpkin Kit!! Holiday kits are often very popular so you don’t want to miss this one!  Great opportunity to get the supplies and designed project with which to make cards or whatever the kit project will be without having to buy select supplies yourself. Just sit down, open the box, and start crafting!

AND

Don’t miss Week 2 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas holiday emails!

Get an idea and instructions for a new holiday project each week up until Christmas! I’m starting with cards, and then we’ll move on to some other things in a few weeks!  These holiday emails are FREE but only to my Stamping With Karen subscribers! Please join us and sign up with your name and email in the form right below! You’ll get a free gift besides plus my regular emails with Stampin’ Up! news and my exclusive project ideas.

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Join Paper Pumpkin Today to Get the “A Season of Style” Kits!

Christmas MailboxWouldn’t you like to get a special box in your mail in a couple of weeks?  Join Paper Pumpkin by October 10th and one of the two coordinating holiday papercrafting kits will be on its way to you!

Paper Pumpkin is the kit from Stampin’ Up! that comes in your mailbox once a month with a complete project inside for you to make. Everything you need is included –  paper pieces, exclusive stamp set, and ink spot to use.

For the first time, Stampin’ Up! is offering two coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits, one for October and one for November.  Each kit stands on its own, so you don’t HAVE to have both, but surely you want to!

Watch Carrie from the Home Office explain about the two kits!

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If you want to make some holiday projects without buying a lot of supplies or designing a project, these kits are for you!

If you are a new crafter or have never been a crafter, these kits are for you because they are easy enough for anyone.

If you tried Paper Pumpkin before, these kits are for you to try again!  Holiday projects are always the best!

If you are an experienced papercrafter and/or stamper, these kits are for you! Fun to just open the box for a change and have a project ready to go! Nothing for you to plan unless you want to change up the planned project with your own spin on it! The supplies are for you to use however you like!

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Join by October 10th to receive the October Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Join by November 10th to skip the October Kit but get the November Kit!

Join by October 10th to get both the October and November Kits plus all the ones following! You won’t miss a thing!

You know you would love to make some holiday projects yourself!  Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and know that some cards and gifting projects will be coming your way!

 

 

Don’t Miss My 12 Weeks of Christmas Emails!

Don't Miss My 12 Weeks of Christmas Emails!The “12 Weeks of Christmas” is a series of emails I send out to my mailing list subscribers annually.  It is my gift to them for being on my list and receiving my emails about Stampin’ Up! news and offers plus projects to make complete with directions.

The holiday emails are much the same, with one holiday project each week and the complete tutorial. It’s really fun if you love ideas, and I do!!  I hope you will join us!

The only way you can receive these emails is to be on my Stamping With Karen Mailing List!  Sign up on my blog at www.KarenStamps.com or right here in the Sign Up box below!  Week One has already gone out, but get in on the other 11 weeks right now!  Next issue at 1:00 pm Wednesday, October 11th. Don’t miss it!






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Two Tips For Making a Be Merry Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Two Tips For Making a Be Merry Quick and Easy Christmas Card

I wanted to make a quick and easy Christmas card with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, and as I went along I realized I had several tips to share with you. I like this Be Merry Paper. It seems like a traditional, nice little unassuming Christmas paper that will do the job! It’s mixed in with all the designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog on page 188 so you might have overlooked it. When the catalog came out, none of us were thinking about Christmas just as summer was coming on. If you like this paper (and some of the patterns can be used any time of year, not just the holidays) take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale going on right now!

Back to the card.  The card base is Cherry Cobbler, cut at 11″ x 4 1/4″ so the fold will be at the top. The patterned paper is cut at 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. The greeting from the Labels to Love Stamp Set is stamped on Whisper White with Cherry Cobbler ink and punched with the Everyday Label Punch. 

Tip #1:  I was catching the edge of the greeting stamp every time when I stamped, so I just trimmed the rubber around the words carefully, like we used to have to do in the “olden days” with our little Craft & Rubber Scissors or whatever they were called. Just be careful you don’t cut into the image. I don’t normally do this but this stamp just seemed to have quite a large border around the edge, and since I was having trouble stamping, I just trimmed it.

Trim a Stamp

Tip #2:  Somewhere online I saw something about using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch as a layer for the Everyday Label Punch. I didn’t even find out about all the details, but I thought I would try it today. I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 2″ wide and punched one end, then estimated where I wanted the other end, cut it, then punched that opposite end.  You can see that tag in my first photo. It’s not an exact match with the Everyday Label Punch but the curved ends so match up nicely and I think it provides an easy way to layer this punched piece!

Next I wondered how to use the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon. I’d already glued down the patterned paper onto the card front, so I would have had to wrap the ribbon around the inside of the card, which would be okay.  But then I got the idea to punch a hole in each end of the greeting and just tie some ribbon through those holes.  Then the greeting is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Two Tips For Making a Be Merry Quick and Easy Christmas CardReally, if you have the materials and tools handy, this card takes no more than a couple minutes to make! And there are other variations you could try as well!

Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free Special Offer

Designer Paper Sale 2017

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Stock up on some of your favorite designer series papers during the month of October! ONLY THESE SELECT PAPERS ARE INCLUDED IN THE OFFER!  Purchase 3 packages of paper and THEN choose the 4th package that you want to get FREE. When entering your order, enter the 3 packages you want to pay for and then the 4th package will come up as $0.00. In other words, don’t order the more expensive one first and expect to get that free.

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SPECIAL OFFERS

World Cardmaking Day Shareable 2017Check out the flyer for World Card Making Day with select stamp sets and Note Cards & Envelopes on sale for 15% off just for the first 10 days of October! These stamp sets coordinate with the designer series papers offered for sale. Note that Fast Fuse is no longer available on this sale, but will be offered again when Stampin’ Up! replenishes their stock.  It sold out faster than they ever could have predicted!

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Christmas Tiny Treat Box

Christmas Tiny Treat Box

It’s time to stock up on the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes for making something like my Christmas Tiny Treat Box or treat boxes for any other occasion. They are very easy to decorate and fill with candy or a small gift.

These little boxes are really handy to have.  They are small and come flat so storage is no problem.  Just pull off the plastic protecting their surface and assemble.  Be sure to crease the score lines well on the boxes.  I usually fold  back and forth where I can to get a good crease.  That makes for a “sharper” box.

Decorate the Tiny Treat Boxes any way you like!  For Christmas, like the box above, you might easily wrap some Christmas designer paper around the outside around the sides. Another variation might be to wrap the paper from top to bottom, covering the lid and decorating that way. After wrapping the Be Merry Designer Series Paper around the outside of the box, I also wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the the middle and simply tied in a knot,  You really can’t decorate a small gift box quicker and easier than this! And if you wanted to, you could embellish way more than this!

If the gift or treat or favor is for a birthday, of course just wrap with birthday or generic paper, tie on some ribbon, maybe add a greeting or an embellishment or tag, and you have something quick and ready to go for the recipient.

Here are some Halloween Tiny Treat Boxes With Spooky Cat in THIS POST that I made in August to get ready for Halloween. Just think of the possibilities!  You get 16 boxes that are food safe, 2″ x 2″ x 2″ and only cost $7.50. Good to order some and keep on hand, even if you don’t have a specific occasion in mind at the time.  They will be useful for lots of things.

And don’t forget, the Be Merry Designer Series Paper is one of the papers in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Sale going on now all month in October.

Stock up during the special offers going on now!

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Want to Receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas Emails??


The "12 Weeks of Christmas" is Coming!

Want to receive an exclusive holiday projects each week in your email?

It’s just over 24 hours until the first email will go out! The only people who will get these amazing projects from me are the people on my mailing list. In order for you to get them, you must be on my mailing list by October 4 at 1:00 pm. You will see holiday cards, gifts and wrapping ideas! It’s really fun and is my annual gift to my subscribers!  I hope you will join us!  It’s FREE. And you get a separate free gift just for signing up to my mailing list.  Just complete the form below with your name and email and you will be ready to go!






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New Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Coordinating Kits!

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Since holiday kits are so popular, Stampin’ Up! created a simple and fun holiday crafting experience with the Paper Pumpkin Kits! This is the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.

During October and November, Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects! It’s the Season of Style!

Two coordinating kits means that you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, more creative options, and get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss!

Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Click: JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE AT MY PERSONAL LINK FOR YOU!

  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you don’t have to do anything!  You will get these two kits in October and November like usual!
  • If you join Paper Pumpkin now you will receive the October kit and continue receiving kits every month unless you skip a month or cancel your subscription by the 10th of any month.
  • If you tried Paper Pumpkin before, back in the beginning, but were disappointed in the early kits, I strongly urge you to give it another try!  Paper Pumpkin has done nothing but improve greatly over the years! They’ve got it going on now!!

Watch Carrie from the Home Office talk about these special holiday coordinating kits!

Here is an example of a Paper Pumpkin Kit!  This is the current kit for September 2017!  Very pretty!

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR SEASON OF STYLE KITS IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER!

Quick and Easy Way to Decorate a Gift Box

Quick and Easy Way to Decorate a Gift Box

They say “presentation is everything” and that was true yesterday when I opened a box of skincare products I had ordered! I was probably more excited about the packaging than the products! Within the mailing box was a blue gift box and inside lots of that “shred” with my products plus a very nice kraft box (like you get jewelry in) filled with samples with the company name embossed in gold on the top. I knew I was going to save it in case i needed it for a gift, especially at Christmas.

Today, I looked at that box and thought, I might as well decorate it in a quick and easy way and it will be ready to go for the holidays and really won’t need any other giftwrapping. Consider looking for gift boxes like these I know you have around your house and get some ready for Christmas or a birthday or any occasion!

Even though I made this into a Christmas box, I used the fallish paper, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, but I used a side that just has green stripes and could be used for any project.  Nothing seasonal about it.  I layered it on a piece of coordinating Garden Green Cardstock. I used the Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbonwhich is a beautiful ribbon with that gold edge. I tied that around, laid on pieces of the Mini Tinsel Trim in Red and the Gold Mini Sequin Trimmade a knot, and then tied a bow. Actually, it looked pretty enough with just the knot and the trim pieces. So if you feel you are not good at bows, just tie a nice knot!

The tag is stamped in Real Red Ink from the Merry Little Labels Bundle.  With the Bundle, you get the stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Label Punch. You’ll want this punch to make this nicely shaped tag.  Might as well save 10% on the Bundle if you like the stamp set!  To layer the tag on a piece of Real Red Cardstock punched with the Everyday Label Punch, I just trimmed down the Very Vanilla stamped piece, even though I cut off the cut little design at the top and bottom of the tag.  That makes it fit on the layer, and then I added two round gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

All in all, it took just a few minutes to make this quick and easy decorated gift box!

(Don’t order any designer paper until Sunday!  Just sayin’!)

But when you are ready to order some stamping and papercrafting supplies, just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and shop! It’s easy to set up an account and then you are ready to go any time you want to order! It’s time to get started on those holiday craft projects and cards!

And if you need ideas, you will want to sign up for my Stamping With Karen Mailing List! Beginning next week, I will be sending out a special email every week with a new holiday project and tutorial and the only way you will be able to receive this is to be on my mailing list!  This is a special gift to my wonderful subscribers that I love doing every year!  (If you are already on my mailing list, no need to do anything, you will receive the holiday emails, too!)

Sign up for my Mailing LIst HERE to receive the “12 Weeks of Christmas” Emails!  Sign up before Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 pm in order to receive the first issue.  You don’t want to miss out!  I have that email and project ready to go! It’s just waiting for your name and email to be included!!






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The “12 Weeks of Christmas” is Coming!

The "12 Weeks of Christmas" is Coming!

Our annual “12 Weeks of Christmas” campaign begins October 4, 2017!

 Can you believe it??!

During this campaign, each week you are going to receive a different free project tutorial via email for the holidays!  You’re going to receive ideas for cards, gifts, bags & tags over the twelve weeks leading up to Christmas. We’ll start with card ideas.  It’s going to be so much fun!

The only people, however, who will get these amazing gifts from me are people on my Mailing LIst. So in order for YOU to get these holiday emails, you must be on my mailing list by Wednesday, October 4th at 1:00 PM Central Time. If you’re not, you’ll miss out!

Don’t miss out! We want you to be a part of this! To sign up for my Stamping With Karen Mailing List, here’s how to do it………..

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Remember, you have to be on my Mailing List in order to receive these special “12 Weeks of Christmas” emails each Wednesday, beginning next week October 4th. These are a special gift for my mailing list subscribers who already receive my weekly emails with Stampin’ Up! news and project ideas. We’d love to have you join us!






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The “12 Weeks of Christmas” is Coming!

The "12 Weeks of Christmas" is Coming!

You have just one week before we start our annual “12 Weeks of Christmas” campaign! Can you believe it??!

During this campaign, each week you are going to receive a different free project tutorial via email for the holidays!  You’re going to receive ideas for cards, gifts, bags & tags over the twelve weeks leading up to Christmas. We’ll start with card ideas.  It’s going to be so much fun!

The only people, however, who will get these amazing gifts from me are people on my Mailing LIst. So in order for YOU to get these holiday emails, you must be on my mailing list by Wednesday, October 4th at 1:00 PM Central Time. If you’re not, you’ll miss out!

Don’t miss out! We want you to be a part of this! To sign up for my Stamping With Karen Mailing List, here’s how to do it………..

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OR Look for the red box in the upper right corner of my blog and sign up with your name and email!  That’s it!

Remember, you have to be on my Mailing List in order to receive these special “12 Weeks of Christmas” emails each Wednesday, beginning next week October 4th. These are a special gift for my mailing list subscribers who already receive my weekly emails with Stampin’ Up! news and project ideas. We’d love to have you join us!






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Make Christmas Crafting Easy With TWO Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Kits

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Can you believe TWO exciting, holiday-themed kits in a row?! That will be the October and November Paper Pumpkin Kits! The way to receive BOTH of them is to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by October 10th! Each kit stands alone, but I’m sure you will want to have both!

These Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Kits are designed for EVERYONE so you don’t have to worry if you are not already a crafter or if you think you are not artistic!  This is the perfect, fun time to try Paper Pumpkin when we all need as many holiday cards and gifting items as possible!  Order more than one kit and give one as a gift or invite several friends to order, and you can all get together and work on your kits!

Are you someone who always plans to make time for Christmas crafting but somehow you never get it done?   Stampin’ Up! makes it easy for those happy holiday dreams to come true with October and November’s back-to-back coordinating kits. They include everything you will need to quickly and easily make two full kits of merry and bright Christmas projects—without having to set aside a huge block of time.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin TODAY so you don’t miss out!  Just do it and it’s off your “to-do” list!

Be Sure You Get the “12 Weeks of Christmas” Emails! Coming Soon!

Christmas MailboxWhether we want to believe it or not, Christmas is coming soon! We always want stamping and papercrafting ideas for the holidays, the more the better! Every year I send out a weekly email leading up to Christmas with one project idea and complete instructions and supply list to my mailing list subscribers. This is an “extra” for my subscribers and only they will receive these projects.  They won’t be on my blog or social media. I love doing this for them!

We usually begin with card ideas for the first several weeks, then move on to gift ideas and closer to the “last minute”,  gift bag ideas, tags and wrapping ideas! Copy them exactly or use them for inspiration to come up with your own ideas….or if you’re like me, just enjoy seeing more ideas! I’m all about the ideas, even if I can’t make everything!

If you would like to receive my upcoming “12 Weeks of Christmas” emails beginning SOON, please join us! Sign up for my Mailing List today! It’s the red box in the upper right corner of my blog!  You also get a FREE GIFT available to all subscribers any time, when you sign up.

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If you are already one of my subscribers, you don’t need to do anything!  You will automatically receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas emails when I begin sending them out!

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 Keep up with Stampin’ Up! news and offers, get stamping ideas on a regular basis PLUS the 12 Weeks of Christmas special emails! We’d love to have you!

Don’t Miss the Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Coordinating Kits!

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Since holiday kits are so popular, Stampin’ Up! created a simple and fun holiday crafting experience with the Paper Pumpkin Kits! This is the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.

During October and November, Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects! It’s the Season of Style!

Two coordinating kits means that you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, more creative options, and get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss!

Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Click: JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE AT MY PERSONAL LINK FOR YOU!

  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you don’t have to do anything!  You will get these two kits in October and November like usual!
  • If you join Paper Pumpkin now you will receive the October kit and continue receiving kits every month unless you skip a month or cancel your subscription by the 10th of any month.
  • If you tried Paper Pumpkin before, come on back for another try! The kits have become better and better!

Watch Carrie from the Home Office talk about these special holiday coordinating kits!

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR SEASON OF STYLE KITS IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER!

Quick and Easy Christmas Card in Green and Black

Quick and Easy Christmas Card in Green and Black

Here’s a quick and easy Christmas card made in the trendy colors of green and black.  What do you think? Often there are different colors and combinations of colors that pop up to use for Christmas just to get away from the traditional red and green. Sometimes there are really different colors like pink and light blue or purples, etc. So I think ultimately almost any colors CAN be used and can be very pretty and holiday-like, but maybe are just not what we are used to!

The Stampin’ Up! suite in the new Holiday Catalog is called Merry Little Christmas that has these colors in the designer papers. If you look closely at many of the patterns in the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper you will see that they can be used outside of Christmas.  For example, the Basic Black and Old Olive plaid on the card above could be used for birthdays, invitations, masculine cards, and more.

The greeting is from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set.  This stamp set is not in the Merry Little Christmas Suite but certainly can be used on any cards.  It is die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and layered on the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

For a little pizzazz, I added some Gold Mini Sequin Trim underneath the greeting as well as some Metallic Enamel Shapes in Gold adhered to the greeting.

If you need to make a lot of Christmas cards, you might consider just a basic card like this – a card base, a layer of designer paper and a nice die cut greeting!  Very quick and easy to make!

Take a look at the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper!  Some of the patterns are more clearly for the holidays, but take a look at the stripes and the plaid, the polka dots and the leaves!  Those leaves can be used on spring cards with flowers!

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper

Check out the entire Merry Little Christmas Suite!  There are so many fun products and embellishments to use on your projects!