Caroling Mouse Rejoices

Today’s project uses the Caroling Mice stamp set–a Host Rewards stamp set that I posted a project a few days ago–only it’s one mouse that’s caroling the song O’ Holy Night. Here’s the stamp set:

This stamp set is darling — and it is a great one to color. I used my Stampin’ Blends of course, my current favorite mode of coloring.

I also used the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder for the background and a Christmas lyric (from O’ Holy Night) as the greeting. This greeting comes from the Hope & Peace stamp set and for this coming Christmas season, in my opinion, is a must-have!

Here’s the full card:

Love this one. Hope you do too! Happy Stamping! Kelly

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More Snowman Magic

The Snowman Magic bundle is so much fun, and I love pairing it with Polished Pink! For this card, I wanted to feature the snowflake frame die that comes in this bundle.

I also love the whimsical images and dies – the trees, this adorable bunny, and the tiny bird: so cute! I didn’t even use the snowman…maybe next time.

The Snowman Magic stamp set also has a variety of greetings, all in a clean, sans serif font. Just so much fun. A favorite product is the White Glittered Organdy ribbon–it has tiny pink glitter bits in it, and it’s just perfect for a project like this.

Three more days of Christmas in July and still so many products to feature. I will say crafting and blogging daily has really got my creative juices flowing — I love to stamp, and love Stampin’ Up!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Perfect Pomegranate

Let’s be real: this stamp set called Perfect Pomegranate, a host reward in the Sale-A-Bration offering, did not really wow me at all. Here it is:

Well, I earned it when I placed my “big” order of new products from the July-Dec Mini catalog and it is SO pretty and I’m thrilled to have it. I look forward to making more with this sneakily beautiful set. Here’s a first project with Perfect Pomegranate:

A simple layout, I stamped the flowers and leaves on the Glimmer 12 x 12 Specialty Paper to spice it up a bit. I also used the new Very Best Trio Punch to add some decorative design to the greeting label–as well as the new Gold & Vanilla 3/8″ Satin-Edged Ribbon. SO pretty!! Here’s a close-up:

One thing I love about this stamp set is it is a “Distinktive” stamp set and the images look so real. I love how much dimension the pomengranate looks. And, why pomegranates? They are a symbol of Christmas in Greece. Love this!

Enjoy, and happy stamping! Kelly

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Christmas Place Setting

Okay, I have to admit…I’m a bit ready to be done with Christmas in July. I’m having fun making these projects, and I LOVE Christmas (it is my favorite), but today it was 105 degrees and it is SUMMER, so I’m about done. But, a commitment’s a commitment…so I’ll keep going ’til July 31. To that end, tonight I’m switchin’ it up a little and I made two projects that would be perfect for your Christmas dinner table at each place setting.

The Cracker Treat Box is a new die set by Stampin’ Up! and you’re going to love it. My sample above used two to make it a little longer than the actual size.

The Cracker Treat box uses the Sale-A-Bration Silver & Gold DSP, as well as the poinsettia from the Merriest Moments bundle and the saying is from the Sweet Candy Canes. I love how this turned out.

The place card, also used the Merriest Moments bundle. I die cut / embossed the background, and scored in the middle to make a self-standing card that you can place at someone’s place at the table.

Kind of fun. More tomorrow! Kelly

Boughs of Holly

Today’s projects feature the GORGEOUS (yes, this calls for all shouty-caps) Boughs of Holly 12 x 12 designer series paper.

HOLY! This paper is so so pretty, take a look:

Making this card it was really really hard to choose which pattern. I made the silver-toned card first:

I used the big poinsettias for the background, and small poinsettia pattern for under the Painted Label circle. I chose silver embossing and silver pearls because I felt like the Evening Evergreen glimmer paper had silver glitter in it vs gold. Here’s a close-up:

Then, I wanted to see what the card design would look like with Gold ribbon, embossing, and pearls, so I used the small poinsettia pattern paper and the gold glimmer paper from the 3-pack. I also used the Gold & Vanilla 3/8″ Satin-Edged Ribbon. SO PRETTY!

Here’s the gold version:

Which one do you like better? I think I like the gold, but honestly, in person they are both stunning. And how easy–this would make a quick and easy Christmas card!

Hope you had a good Monday. See you tomorrow! Kelly

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CTCS: Merriest Moments meets pg 16 (SAB)

Happy Sunday folks–another whirlwind of a weekend and even so, this weekend I was able to spend a bunch of time in my craft room. So much fun. I hope you also found some time to do something this weekend to refresh and feed your soul!

This week’s CASE the Catty Sunday Challenge is to CASE a project from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I chose a project on page 16 and am using the Merriest Moments bundle from the July-Dec Mini catalog (a carryover from last year’s Mini). Here’s the project I CASE’d:

I changed the color combination slightly because I was using poinsettias, but otherwise, it’s a true CASE:

I love these colors — the Parakeet Party with the Granny Apple Green paired with the Petal Pink is such a soft fresh color combination. Love how this turned out.

Why don’t you play along! This week, take a few minutes for yourself, find a project in the Sale-A-Bration brochure and copy it. Bonus points if it’s a holiday card (who’s playing along with me this month for Christmas in July!?)

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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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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