Dec 19 – Tags and Kits!

I know, it’s Dec 20, but you can expect two posts today. First, yesterday’s post– I finished making all of my Christmas cookies and packaging them up to deliver to friends and neighbors. This is a busy time–days before Christmas–which means limited time to make anything last minute. This is where Stampin’ Up! Kits are PERFECT! I used the Love, Santa Kit & Treat Bags to make the tags and bag up some caramel popcorn to include with my cookie plates. These tags came together in minutes, and they are simply adorable!

And, here’s a photo of all the cookies I made–yum!

Happy Stamping, and baking! Kelly

Blog Hop! New Mini Catalog Sneak Peek – Heart & Home

Today I’m participating in a Blog Hop with my Stamping With Friends group and I’m SUPER excited because this hop will showcase products from the new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog (opens on January 4) and the Jan-Feb Sale-A-Bration products. While I am loving Christmas and sharing Christmas products with you each day, I am ready for new fresh product.

I have no doubt the projects in this Blog Hop will be inspiring and get you excited for the new catalogs. Enjoy my post, and click the Next Blog image at the bottom of the post to keep “hopping” along (and the full line-up of all those in the blog can be found at the bottom of this post as well).

My Sneak Peak is using the Heart & Home Suite Collection of products. This is a “double suite”, meaning it has two bundles of stamp sets and dies. The suite has a farmhouse feel and features these stamping colors:

Isn’t this a fresh color palette? You know probably my favorite product Stampin’ Up! offers is their Designer Series Paper, and the DSP in this collection does not disappoint. One side is soft farmhouse patterns and the other side is neutral woodgrains. Since this is just a SNEAK peak…and it’s the last day of my DSP week of my 25 Days ’til Christmas Countdown Series, so I’m of course focusing on the Heart & Home 12 x 12 DSP. I also am using the Blessings of Home stamp set, Flowers of Home Dies, Classic Matte Dots, and 3/8″ Denim Ribbon. The big label is from the Seasonal Labels Dies from the current mini catalog that will be carrying over.

Here’s my card:

And, because I am still doing Countdown to Christmas (even though I missed yesterday – yikes), here’s a holiday version:

If you’d like a new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure (remember, for every $50 you spend Jan-Feb, you get a free gift!), contact me! Keep clicking along to Mickey’s blog to see even more inspiration!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Blog Hop Roll Call

Linda Moore
Tricia Butts
Karen Egan
Mo Rootes
Caron Bailey
Kelly Place TarantoYou are here!
Mickey Moore
Deb Smeak
Rachael Merrick

Dec 16 – Christmas Season Bundle

We’re almost there! 7 more days and it will be Christmas. I have one more half day of work, then it’s homestretch on my Christmas tasks over the weekend and then time to enjoy two full weeks of being home with my family. I cannot wait! (and I do plan on spending quite a bit of that time in my craft room.)

Here’s a quick card for today because it’s already super late and I am tired after this busy week.

This project uses items from the Painted Season Suite. The outer layer uses the Merry Melody 3D Embossing folder. The inside layer uses the Painted Christmas DSP. One thing I love about this card – there’s no white/vanilla. The DSP and the Pear Pizzazz are acting as neutrals. Love!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Supplies Used

Dec 15 – Gingerbread & Peppermint

Today’s DSP Christmas post focuses on the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Huge thanks to Xenia Stanford, a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for sharing this with me. These are her projects.

This set of cards and tags is intended to make with the little people in your life. What a fun activity to do with a child! You do the prep and they put the pieces together. Watch the creativity flow!

Step 1: Die cut (or fussy cut) the two types of bells, snowflakes, stars, and peppermints from the DSP shown above left with the dies in the bundle.

Step 2: Fussy cut the mitts and trees from DSP. Above right are the resulting pieces cut from the DSP

Step 3: Stamp greetings onto basic white cardstock and die cut as desired.

Step 4: Using the two largest dies from the Tailor Made Tags dies, cut 4.25”x11” strips of cardstock with as many as you can cut from each strip (more strips for more cards) (Early Espresso and Real Red cardstock not used because to/from and personal note will show up on the back of the lighter colors)

Step 5: Using the two next smaller dies in the tags dies, cut as many pieces of remaining DSP as desired.

Step 6: You may wish to cut the twine and ribbon into the desired sizes (6 inch should do)

Step 7: Now you are ready to let the kids loose to make tags galore. Also shown is how easy it is to create a card using the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Dec 14 – Quick & Easy DSP Card

When you need a quick & easy card, DSP strips is your answer! This week is always the busiest for me. I try to have almost all my Christmas to-dos done by the end of this week so that the week leading up to Christmas I can focus on last-minute things (that inevitably come up), baking, and simply enjoying my family and the week. It’s also one of the busiest weeks for my “day job” as it’s the last full working week folks have before they start to head out for a holiday break. AAHHH! So, when I realize about now that I need “8 more cards” for XXX, I turn to quick & easy sketches. And your DSP scraps are PERFECT.

This card took me literally 5 minutes to throw together. The strips in the background are 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ – there are 5 of them, all from the same DSP pack so you have coordination. Then the big banner piece going across measures 1″ x 5 1/4″ and I used the Pick a Banner punch to make the ends. Full supplies below. Add sentiment and ribbon and voila!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Supplies Used

Kylie’s Blog Hop December 2021 | Customer Cards with Peaceful Place DSP

Thank you for joining me on the Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that is taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

My Blog Hop projects this month uses the Peaceful Place DSP and the Peaceful Cabin stamps and Cabin Dies. These card were put together super fast. This paper makes making mass-production of cards so so easy!

In addition to the Peaceful Place Suite of products, this card also uses: Basic White cardstock, a Real Red layer for a pop of color, the Tailor Made Tag Dies and Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Happy Stamping, and happy blog hopping! Kelly

Blog Hop Links

Dec 12 – CTC Snow Wonder meets pg. 47 (Mini)

Case the Catalog Sunday! Today’s CASE was a challenge by the CASEing the Catty Sunday Facebook group – Case #348 – Case Sketch on page 47 of the July-Dec Mini Catalog and I’m using the Snow Wonder stamp set and the Snow Time Dies. Here’s the card and the sketch:

I have to admit, I haven’t ever really seen this sketch or looked at it closely. It is a fun one! Here’s my project:

This card uses the Peaceful Place designer series paper – and we’re kickin’ off a week focused on Stampin’ Up! DSP. Looking forward to sharing some fun projects this week. Tomorrow’s post is going to be a Blog Hop – so be sure to stop by again tomorrow!

Happy stamping! Kelly

Dec 11 – Pretty Poinsettia Petals & Dies

Last day of “Dies Week” and I chose the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Poinsettia Dies. These pretty poinsettias make for a very quick card–but so stunning! Here’s my card:

I made this card in less than 15 minutes from start to finish. I love bundles like this because, especially during the holidays, time is limited, but I still want to produce a beautiful project. Stampin’ Up! products make that so easy! They all coordinate – even products that were originally paired together. Here you see the Painted Christmas DSP shown in the back of my card front has similar berries and evergreen sprigs that match the Poinsettia Petals stamps and dies perfectly.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Supplies Used

Dec 10 – Double Z Fold Cabin

Happy Fun Fold Friday! Today’s Fun Fold is a Double Z fold using the Peaceful Place Suite, including the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and the 3D Timber Embossing Folder.

Folded Closed as an A2 size card
Opened and you see the double fold!


  • Stamps & Dies:
    • Peaceful Cabin Bundle
    • Timber 3D Embossing Folder (#156406)
  • Inks:
    • Memento Black
    • Early Espresso
    • Soft Suede
    • Garden Green
    • Balmy Blue
  • Paper:
    • Crumb Cake
    • Garden Green
    • Basic White
    • Peaceful Place DSP
  • Other:
    • Blending Brushes
    • Trimmer with Scoring Tool

Measurements / Paper Prep:

  • Crumb Cake Card Base: 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 2 3/4” and 5 ½”
  • Garden Green piece: 3” x 9”, score at 3” and 6”
  • DSP pieces: 2 at 2 3/4” x 2 3/4
  • Basic White: 5 1/4” x 4”, 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”


1. Fold card base along score lines. Emboss top section with Timber Embossing Folder.

2. Stamp trees in Garden Green on largest white piece and adhere to inside of card base.

3. Fold Garden Green piece along score lines in accordian fashion. Adhere DSP layer in the middle. Stamp greeting in Black on another DSP layer and adhere on right square.

4. Prepare top square:  using Garden Green and Balmy Blue inks and blending brushes, brush sky and grass. Stamp cabin in Early Espresso. Stamp fence in Soft Suede. Stamp clouds in Balmy Blue. Stamp greeting in Black. Adhere square to Garden green piece (left).

5. Adhere Garden Green “Z” to front card clap and “inside” of the card base.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Dec 9 – Soft Rainbow Snowflakes Wishes

I saw a card online a few days ago that used our Soft Subtles color family on a rainbow Christmas card and it was stuck in my mind ever since, so tonight I had to try it out. I’m using the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and the So Many Snowflakes die set from the Annual Catalog. This is a gorgeous bundle and a huge stamp set (17 photopolymer stamps) and a die set of 8.

Isn’t this pretty? And, I discovered that the Genial Gems actually work with whatever cardstock color you’re using. Technically they are Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya, but placed on top of the Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, and Petal Pink, they take the color of whatever’s underneath and work well.

Here’s another card idea with this same soft rainbow snowflake look:

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Supplies Used

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