Caroling Mice

Today’s post features more freebie products — Caroling Mice paired with the Celebrate Everything DSP. This adorable stamp set is another item you can earn as a “Host Reward.” What is a Host Reward? Collect Stampin’ Up! orders from friends and add in your own order and if all the orders total $150 or more, you earn 10% as the “hostess.” Or, place your own order that is $150 or more, you earn Host Rewards (starting at $15) and also would earn 3 Level 1 products or 1 Level 1 and 1 Level 2 products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Shop my store today to get started, and when you use your Host Rewards, you can order this adorable stamp set or DSP (or both!)

Let’s take a look at Caroling Mice stamp set:

And let’s take another look at this gorgeous Celebrate Everything DSP:

Okay, ready for my card?

And, here’s the inside:

A bit on the wild side and definitely not traditional Christmas colors, but it is so fun and cheery it makes me smile.

I also used the new Hope & Peace stamp set:

Tomorrow’s project will feature the Hope & Peace stamp set, but it more “traditional” colors. Be sure to check back!

Thanks for looking! Only one more week of Christmas in July…hope you’re liking this series and the sneak peak of all of these wonderful new products in the July-December Mini Catalog. Love this card? Click the button at the bottom of this post to place all the supplies in your cart!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Trees for Sale & Tree Lot Dies

Today’s cards just might be my favorite so far. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Trees for Sale stamp set and the coordinating Tree Lot dies (only available until August 31 through Sale-A-Bration…or while supplies last) AND the Celebrate Everything 12 x 12 DSP pack (only available as a hostess reward)! So many wonderful goodies you can earn for FREE!

I took two patterns of the DSP, cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and cut the middle out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and swamped them so I could make two cards. I stamped the trees in Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive and die cut them, and stamped the tree stand in Soft Suede and die cut that out and the same for the Trees for Sale sign. I also stamped the greeting in Real Red on Basic White and flagged the ends with the Banners Pick a Punch.

I then cut two campers, one has the sides in Crumb Cake, and both have the windows to match the little stars in Crushed Curry. And that tiny wreath and bow — so so cute!!

Finally, I added the Pearlized Enamel Effects to make little ornaments on the wreaths, the curtain, and trees. HOLY COW!!! I love this product. This is a must-have in your collection. Can you see them in the close-ups below?

Hope you like these as much as I do! Kelly

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Snowman Magic in a Charming Landscape

This darling little card uses the Snowman Magic Bundle and the new Charming Landscapes Embossing Folder. I love these new products! I need to play with both more — so you might be seeing these again. Here’s the front:

Here’s the inside:

I love this greeting! All the fonts in the stamp set are amazing. In fact, the whole bundle is amazing:

The little snowman (or woman) is adorable and the stamp set offers so many options: hats, scarf, necklace or bowtie, faces, and even sunglasses! There’s a cute bunny and bird and other images as well. And the dies…well, I only used the dies that cut out the snowperson parts, but there’s a pretty little frame — maybe that’ll be a project coming up next week.

The embossed background comes as in a pack of 2. One is this snowy mountain-y scene, and the other is a little Christmas town:

Pretty neat. Here’s a close up of my card:

Enjoy, and happy stamping! Kelly

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Stars Treat Bags Brightest Glow

Another treat bag for Christmas in July! These little bags are SO pretty and easy to decorate. I used product from the Lights Aglow Suite in the July-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog.

The stars are die cut out of the bag, and I added a piece of the new Glimmer 12 x 12 Specialty Paper behind the front to fill in the stars with this gorgeous gold glitter! Simply add a glue dot in each corner and stick it into the inside of the bag!

I used the Tailor Made Tags with the Festive Foils DSP and the elegant Gold & Vanilla 3/8″ satin-edged ribbon to decorate the front. SO SO pretty!

The greeting is from the Brightest Glow stamp set, embossed in Gold on Basic Black cardstock. I tucked in some evergreen sprigs from the Christmas Banners dies and added some gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim.

I love how this turned out. It’s so elegant and festive, but was really really simple. All supplies used are below – you can purchase all of this by clicking the one button below!

Happy Christmas in July! Kelly

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Peekaboo Treat Bags

Today I’m featuring a product in the Annual Catalog – new to use this year – called Peekaboo Treat Bags. These lovely little bags come in a pack of 10 (5 kraft, 5 white) for $6, and are quick an easy to decorate for any occasion.

Given it’s “Christmas in July” I obviously decorated these for the holidays, but you could use these for little birthday party favors, office gifts, lunch box surprise for your kids, the list goes on and on.

Here’s a close up of each one. The first is Ringed with Nature Bundle with coordinating Rings of Love 12 x 12 DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

The tree cutting was made using the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing folder in the bundle — I love these Hybrid Embossing folders paired with dies – it is so cool!

The second treat bag (the white and blue) also uses the Rings of Love 12 x 12 DSP, and the Peaceful Deer stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

Fill with candies, close the zip top, add some ribbon and done! Quick little gift.

See you tomorrow! Kelly

Painted Christmas Gift Card Holder

Are we sick of Christmas yet? No…Christmas in July rocks! (It’s like 100 degrees here in NC, so keeping this going through July 31 might be hard). I’m loving the projects I have made to share with you though, so I’ll keep going.

Today’s post features the Painted Christmas DSP and the Christmas to Remember stamp set and Seasonal Labels Dies. Here are photos of the outside and inside:

This is a standard A2 size card, but with an additional score, you form a “pocket” for your gift card.


  • Cut card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and 9 1/4″.
  • Fold card in half and then fold flap to inside of card
  • I used the Label Me Lovely punch to punch a small notch out of the little flap so the gift card will show through.
  • Adhere the edges of the flap using strong adhesive (I used Tear & Tape).
  • Decorate the front and the right panel:
    • Real Red layers: 3 1/2″ x 4″ and 1 1/2″ x 4″
    • DSP: 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ and 1 3/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Adhere layers and adhere to card base.
  • Decorate the flap and the inside as well! Note: I kept mine very plain, but you could use a colored card base and add a white square 3 5/8″ x 4″ to the inside for your greeting, and/or decorate the flap.
  • Add ribbon, embellishments, etc.

Gift cards are always a need of mine during the holidays — summer time would be a great time to stock up on these!

Happy stamping! Kelly

Supplies Used

CTCS – Sweetest Christmas meets pg 69

With so many weekend trips this summer, it’s been a while since I’ve participated in a challenge by the CASE the Catalog Sunday (CTCS) group. This week’s challenge is to CASE a card in the Love, Thanks & Support section of the Annual Catalog (pages 56-77). Here’s the card I CASE’d:

Given this is Day 2 of my “Christmas in July” 15 days of posting, I of course chose a Christmas bundle to feature, and gravitated again to the Sweetest Christmas Suite of products from the July-Dec Mini Catalog. Here’s my card:

I love this suite of products and love how this CASE turned out. The font in the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set is so beautiful. I love the Merry & Bright in the background on the Petal Pink cardstock. I also used the Real Red Glimmer paper behind the candy canes to add a little pop of sizzle. And, speaking of the candy canes, I didn’t stamp these. I used the Candy Canes Dies and the Sweetest Christmas DSP – the candy cane dies cut out the canes on the patterned paper — love that!

The Garden Green ribbon is gorgeous as well. And of course, I added a few embellishments, the adhesive-backed Seasonal Sequins that also come in the Suite.

Here’s a look at the inside too:

Love this greeting from the stamp set. And, I love how this card uses only a few products – so incredibly simple!

Hope you enjoyed this project, and challenge you to CASE a card from the Love, Thanks & Support section of the Annual Catalog!

Happy stamping, Kelly

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Christmas in July – Christmas Banners

Stamping with my Friends again today and we are focused on Christmas in July. My project uses the new Christmas Banners bundle. Take a look and then please click through my fellow demonstrators to see their lovely creations! Roll Call is at the bottom of this post.

I love the new Christmas Banners bundle! I made this card in less than 10 minutes .

I stamped the banner and greeting from the stamp set in Versamark and used Gold Embossing powder and then simply added the greenery and holly berries die cut from the Christmas Banner Dies and added beneath the banner using glue dots. So pretty!

I also used the new the Silver & Gold 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper which is a freebie offered during Sale-A-Bration. Order $50 from my online store, and you get a pack of this for FREE. I love how light-weight it is!

Thanks for looking! Be sure to hop along below. Also, check back here each day the rest of the month–I’m doing a blog post / day, and all will be Christmas themed. Every year I say I’m going to get started early and Dec 17th it becomes “Operation Christmas” in my house. But, SOME of you like to start making Christmas cards and projects during the summer because you work way ahead. I hope my 15 days of Christmas things helps out – so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss anything!

Happy stamping! Kelly

Roll Call

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Kylie’s Demo Training Blog Hop – July 2022 – Big Hooray

It’s Blog Hop time with all of the very talented demonstrators part of the Training Program led by Kylie and Bruno Bertucci! This month I am featuring the Big Hooray stamp set – new in the Annual Catalog – as well as the Design a Daydream 12 x 12 pack of designer series paper. These cards will be shared with my customers throughout the month. If you’d like to see other customer thank you cards from other Demonstrators, be sure to follow the Blog Hop Roll Call at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a photo of my cards:

I love how they turned out! The stamp set is super fun and I think got a little overlooked at the launch of the Annual Catalog. I love the large fonts:

You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper (DSP), and this paper is so light and subtly fun and spunky. This DSP comes in a huge pack of 48 sheets – and is only $18 because it is a Host Reward.

So how do you get it? Host a workshop this month that totals at least $150 (or place a $150 order yourself – no judgement!) and you can choose this item as your Host Reward and only pay $3 for the whole pack. WHAT?! Oh! AND, since it’s Sale-A-Bration time, you’ll also get 3 Level 1 freebies, or 1 Level 1 and 1 Level 2 freebies. OH MY! Shop my store today.

Here’s a closer look at these cards:

Measurements (in Imperial) and Instructions:

  • I used a Basic White card base measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • DSP measures: 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and 3″ x 5″ – use two different, but coordinating patterns
  • White square – die cut out of Stylish Shapes dies – largest one
  • Daffodil Delight square is 2 7/8″ square
  • Stamp and adhere layers -so easy!

Thanks for looking, and thank you to my customers and downline who are so amazing and keep me always thinking about what I can show them next! If you’d like to be one of my customers, visit my online store and place an order! I’d be grateful for your business. If you’re interested in joining the Late Night Stampers team, please join — we’d love to have you.

Happy stamping! Kelly

Roll Call

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Strip Card Challenge with Charming Sentiments

Hello, miss me? It has been two full weeks since my last post. WHAT? Where the heck did the last half of June go? I’m excited to be back on here and today blog hopping with my Stamping with Friends Group. The challenge was a fun one: “create a card using strips of cardstock or dsp.” Ooooo…challenge accepted! I chose DSP strips (of course, you know my love of DSP)

I saw a card using this background technique on one of my Facebook groups (credit: Jackie McKnite from Stamp Junkies) and thought it would be perfect for this challenge. And it’s so easy!

On your base layer – I used Basic White cardstock – you mark 1/2″ marks on each side of your layer using a pencil and ruler — or your Grid Paper, it’s perfect for this! And you’ll also need a small stash of strips, in two colors.

Then, adhere your strips on the diagonal 1/2″ apart, using the tick marks on each side as a guide. NOTE: you want to lay down the color you want in the background first.

You’ll need to trim the sides off, and voila! Decorate the front however you’d like and you have a gorgeous card.

Be sure to hop along with my friends by using the Roll Call below. Happy July 4th everyone, and see you later in the week!




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