Evergreen Elegance

In the wise words of Jane Austen: “The evergreen! How beautiful, how welcome, how wonderful the evergreen!” Embrace the everlasting beauty of the evergreen with the Evergreen Elegance Bundle! This pretty pair of pine products—the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set and Evergreen Border Punch—boasts beautifully bushy trees, festive phrases, soft touches of snow, and shining stars. While it’s the perfect pick for Christmas crafts, reimagine and repurpose the set for any season! Stamp a summer night sky scattered with stars, fill a forest with flourishing trees, or watercolor a warm body of water. Take a look at these beautiful samples from Stampin’ Up!

The Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set and Evergreen Border Punch are the perfect, pine-inspired pair for trying stamping (or papercrafting) techniques! Use white embossing powder to stamp a sea of snow-capped trees, or add glitter for stars that glimmer and shimmer. Mix multiple shades of green onto each tree-shaped stamp for a background of boughs that’ll blow all your card recipients away

Whether you’re crafting for Christmas or celebrating summer, use the Evergreen Elegance Bundle to put together the perfect project! Click at the bottom of this post to shop for these products.

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Words of Cheer Set of Three!

The Stampin’ Pals group I belong to got some great blending tips from fellow Pal Stesha Bloodhart on our monthly Pals Facebook Live. So I decided to do some practicing on a new stamp set called Words of Cheer. In my set of three cards, each is treated a little differently as far as colors and layout. It was so fun to get my Stampin’ Blends out and just enjoy the act of coloring and shading with our beautiful stamps. Here’s my first card:

I used a base of Basic White cardstock, and then cut a panel from the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper at 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ to cover the front panel. I used another strip from the same DSP cut at 2″ X 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the front as well. I then stamped a flower bouquet from the Words of Cheer stamp set, and used the Stampin’ Blends listed below to color in my bouquet. I love the Stampin’ Blends for their endless possibilities. So fun to use!

I used the Red Rhinestone Jewels to create a little bling accent, and I popped the white panel onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. So easy and fun! I hope you enjoyed my first version of the Words of Cheer Stamp Set. Click below at the bottom of this post to start shopping with the products I used.

Check back tomorrow to see my second version of a card using my Blends and the Words of Cheer Stamp Set!

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Spooky Tombstone Treats – There’s still time!

Looking for a cute treat idea for those special ‘ghoulies’ in your life? I have just the quick and easy solution — and economical! I used some little pieces I had sitting around from a couple of Paper Pumpkin kits, and I cut out some darling shapes from the new Cute Halloween Designer Series papers in the July-December Mini Catalog. Take a look:

I hope you enjoyed these projects — aren’t they adorable? And there’s no right or wrong — you just create your fun tombstone version!

Here’s a tombstone box from the Stampin’ Up! catalog that uses a window sheet so the receiver can see the darling little wrapped candy bars inside. LOVE!

Here is the darling Cute Halloween paper! Do you see how I cute out the little skeletons, ghosts, and pumpkins?

Click at the bottom of this post to shop for these products. There’s still time to get them for your Halloween celebrations.

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Stampin’ Up: Flash Sale on Stamp Sets- ONE DAY ONLY 10/20!

Can’t stop staring at a certain stamp set (or two, or three)? Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only on October 20, 2021, you can snag select cling stamp sets at a 15% discount. This short and stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year, so get in gear—it’s time to shop ’til you drop! Just think: 15% is like getting free shipping PLUS an additional 5% off! Even better!

More Info:

  • The sale will run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select cling stamp sets only.
  • Every cling stamp set from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog (excluding the Host stamp sets) will be discounted!

CLICK BELOW to access a Large Print PDF of the stamp sets featured in the sale.

OR go to the bottom of this post and click on any stamp sets you are wanting to buy! It will take you directly to my shop and you can start shopping! Scroll down to see your opportunity for a free set of new embellishments!

Here’s another PDE Resource for you! CLICK HERE!

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Bundle Focus: Stampin’ Up!’s Season’s Blessings

Here’s a dilemma. You want to make holiday cards but you don’t want to invest in a stamp set that’s good for just one time of year. What’s a crafter to do?

Let me introduce you to the Season’s Blessings Bundle. Stamp a basket full of poinsettias, add the “Season’s Blessings” sentiment, and you have festive holiday cards. But the fun doesn’t end there! Fill the basket with leaves stamped in reds, yellow, and oranges for autumn cards. Stamp colorful flowers and “May your day be filled with good things” for birthday cards. You can use the stamps in this bundle for almost any occasion.

Don’t forget the dies! They coordinate with the stamp images for quick cutting. This is a bundle you’ll use all year long!

Check out this video to learn more about this fun bundle!

Creating beautiful holiday cards is simple when you use the stamp set and coordinating dies in the Season’s Blessings Bundle. And when you buy the bundle, you’ll save 10% over buying the stamp and dies separately! HERE to start shopping.

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Scraps Have Never Looked So Beautiful!

No doubt you’ve seen the ‘scrappy strip’ technique that’s been all the rage in the paper crafting world. Well, I just had to give it a try, because I love the beautiful patterns in the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Papers.

Here’s my card:

I got my inspiration from a fun video by Bruno and Kylie Bertucci: https://www.kyliebertucci.com/2020/03/brunos-scrappy-strip-technique-video.html AND Helen Read, who created a beautiful design of her own: http://allthingsstampy.blogspot.com/2021/09/scrappy-strip-technique-and-mosaic.html

It’s a simple 4-step technique.

  • 1. Cut a panel to fit your card (I make my 1/4″ smaller than my card front, so that’s 5 1/4″ by 4″.
  • 2. Prepare four pieces of cardstock or Designer Series Paper – I cut four six inch square pieces, or a quarter sheet of regular card stock.
  • 3. Cut these four panels into irregular strips, from 1/4″ to 1″ on one side, and at a slant or aigonal — you choose your look!
  • 4. Assemble these strips onto your panel and trim off the excess.
  • 5. Add your panel of scrappy strips to your card base, and you’re done!

I used a card base of Blackberry Bliss card stock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4.” The sentiment panel is from the Scalloped Contours Dies, and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Sweet as a Peach Stamp Set.

It’s that simple! And that pretty! Think of all the cards you can create using our beautiful DSP! I hope you liked my project! All the products you need to create this yourself can be found at the end of this post.

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Pals October Blog Hop: Fun Folds & 3D Projects!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I love to bring a bottle of wine or cider to a holiday gathering, so just in time for the holidays, I have made some fun wine gift boxes. I’m sure you’ve seen samples of handmade wine boxes before, but I decided to make an updated version using current Stampin’ Up! products. They’re SO FUN to make! This one would be perfect to take as a Host Gift to a Thanksgiving dinner:

I got my inspiration from Susan Levasseur at https://wownolacreations.com/wine-bottle-cover-flourishing-phrases/, although there are tons of tutorials on the Internet.

To create the main part of the wine container, I took a 12″ x 12″ piece of Cinnamon Cider Card Stock, and cut it to 12″ x 11.″    I then did some scoring:

  • On the 12″ side score at 2″ and 10″
  • Turn 90 degrees and on the 11″ side score at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″, 7″, 8 3/4″, 10 1/2″

I then cut a 9″ by 7 1/2″ panel of Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper. From there, I cut six strips — all at 1 1/2″ by 7 1/2″, keeping them in order so that when I assemble the wine container, I will have a continuous pattern, if my DSP pattern applies.  

Fold and burnish all score lines with your bone folder. Trim the container as shown on the photos below. I measured in 5/8″ from each tab at the top, made a small pencil mark, and then cut at an angle to form wide triangles for ease of punching a hole for the ribbon.

Adhere the strips to the wine container cover. I used strips from the gorgeous fall designs of the Beauty of Tomorrow Designer Series Papers. Any of our foiled papers work really well to add extra richness! Here’s what mine looked like:

Punch 1/4″ holes in each of the shaped tabs at the top of the wine container. Glue or use Tear and Tape to secure the side tab so your wine bottle holder is round. Place the wine bottle inside to press down firmly to adhere strongly.  Add a circle of cardstock, either punched or cut from a die, to cover the flaps at the bottom, if you desire. With the wine bottle inside, string the ribbon and tie a bow. I created a gold shimmery accent using the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.

I created my tag using the Tailor Made Tags Dies and a small piece of Basic White Cardstock. I stamped a “Cheers” sentiment across the bottom, and then decorated with an element from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack, and a piece of Gold Shimmer Vellum cut from the large leaf die in the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle. I added a couple of Gilded Gems, and that was it!

Here are a couple of other samples for holiday parties or dinners, or a cute Christmas gift!

I hope you enjoyed my project. All the products used to make the Blackberry Beauty Wine Holder can be found below! More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Diana Carr at Secret Life of Paper
  14. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ You are HERE!
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
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Hidden Fun Fold Card

I recently did a Facebook Live for World Card Making Day, except it was a couple of days late! Ha! Oh, well…our weekend was filled with a wedding and a family birthday, so I had to resort to a Monday Night Live instead. It’s super easy, and addictive, and I threw three cards together in a very short while. Here they are:

Aren’t they fun? This card is called the Hidden Fun Fold for a reason – the top of the card is directly on top of the base, but when you open it, there is an accordian-style opening:

Here are the measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Colored Card Stock: 2 sheets at 4 1/4 X 5 1/2″, one for the front panel, one for the base panel
  • Basic White Card Stock: 1 at 10 1/2″ X 4″, scored at 5 1/4″ by 7 7/8″
  • Sentiment panel and embellishments of your choice!

You will fold the Basic White Card Panel at the score line, and then stamp on it before adhering it to the card base. The fold that sticks up will adhere to the back of the top panel. Here is the link to my Live Facebook Video for complete instructions! https://www.facebook.com/mary.andree.hanson/videos/4220677214697599

For the sentiments, I used both the Tailor Made Tags Dies, and a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. Of course, you can use any sentiment for any occasion from your favorite sets!

I got this Hidden Fun Fold Card idea from Donna Singleton at donnascreativespace.com. Here’s her video: https://youtu.be/7QtjEVHHN0A

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Words of Cheer for the Holidays!

There’s a brand new bundle from Stampin’ Up! that caught my eye from the moment the July-December Mini Catalog came out: The Words of Cheer Bundle. Here’s a card I made recently for a card swap:

The bundle is so cool, because it has two-layer large sentiment dies that can be used in a variety of ways!

In my card above, I used Evening Evergreen cardstock for the ‘happy’ with the pine accents, and the Shimmer Vellum in Soft Succulent, paired with the Foam Adhesive Sheets, for the top ‘happy’ layer. When you run the die, vellum, and double-sided adhesive foam sheet through your Cut n Emboss machine you get a sentiment that really pops! Then you simply peel the bottom adhesive sheet off the die, and stick it to the Evergreen layer, and WOW! It’s a great effect!

I took a 4″ by 5 1/4″ panel of Gray Granite cardstock, and ran it through the Cut and Emboss Machine with the Timber Embossing Folder. I then cut it in half lengthwise to make a 2″ x 5 1/4″ piece. The two Designers Series Papers patterns are from the Tiding of Christmas DSP set, found in the big Annual Catalog. I cut a 3/4″ x 4″ strip of the dark pattern, and a 2 1/4″ x 4″ panel of a different pattern. So many sheets coordinate, it’s fun to mix and match. I adhered all the panels to a Basic White cardstock panel of 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ to make an A2 card. One DSP panel overlaps the others, but that’s okay – you then take the little strip and adhere to the middle, covering up the seam!

I cut out a tag die from the Taylor Made Tags Dies on Evening Evergreen, and heat embossed a greeting from the stamp set with White Embossing Powder. I tied a small length of the 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Red through the tag, and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you liked my project! All the products you need to create this yourself can be found at the end of this post.

Catalogs – If you do not have a demonstrator you work with and live within the US and need a free copy of our most current catalogs contact me via email — I have the current Mini and Annual catalogs on hand and ready to ship to you FREE! No commitment or purchase necessary, but you HAVE to get our beautiful catalogs in your hands!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects!

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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Words of Cheer for a Special Birthday!

For World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 2, I had a very special task — to create a card for my sweet husband’s birthday on October 3!

I got my inspiration from Julie Gilson at Stamping Gala, who writes about using the Words of Cheer bundle for something OTHER than The Christmas holidays. Such a great way to extend the use of a stamp set! So I was on a mission to make my husband a card using this bundle. Here’s her initial post: https://stampingala.com/2021/10/words-of-cheer-birthday-card.html.

My card starts with a card base of Mossy Meadow. I also cut out these panels:

  • Basic White: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Mango Melody: 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP: 3 5/8″ X 4 7/8″
  • Misty Moonlight: 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Basic White Stitched Rectangle

I cut out the two parts to the Words of Cheer dies — the pine ‘base’ in mossy meadow, and the happy in a layer of Beauty of the Earth DSP backed by the Foam Adhesive sheet. This gave the letters the ‘pop’ that I was looking for! I LOVE this new bundle! The dies allow you to make a two-layer letter greeting!

I used the Time-Worn Type 3D Embossing Folcer for the white panel. LOVE LOVE this look. I ran the stitched rectangle panel through the Woodland Embossing folder. I then started at the card base and added all the layers. I cut out some leaves from the Stitched Leaves Dies in some rich colors. LOVE the stitching! I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set, and then cut the sentiment apart to keep the BIRTHDAY! From there, it was a simple job to start layering!

We had a great birthday celebration for my husband! I hope you enjoy my card, and thanks to Julie Gilson for the inspiration! It was just what I was looking for! All the products you need to create this card can be found below!

By the way, I’d love it if you would join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook Group and posted your box so we can give you some stampin’ love! Here’s the link. We have so much fun!

Free Product! If you order using the host code below in October, you will receive from me a free set of Wonderful Gems for an online order of $50 or more. These gems will be so awesome for your holiday projects! Host Code: JUY3ZU4R

And don’t forget about the Clearance Rack that has been refreshed with some products up to 60% off!! Go HERE to start shopping CLEARANCE!

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