Sweater Tag

My countdown to Christmas continues with this lovely card full of pattern and texture. The Cable Knit Embossing Folder is an amazing way to create visual and tactile interest on your cards. I added a strip of DSP from the Warmth and Cheer Stack to continue the sweater theme. From there I finished the card with a simple tag and a few embellishments. And the card features my favorite Christmas color combination of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.

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  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Garden Green
  • Cardstock: Warmth & Cheer DSP; Cherry Cobbler; Early Espresso; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim; Cherry Cobbler Twine
  • Tools: Cable Knit Embossing Folder; Scallop Tag Topper Punch

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A Warm Christmas


Can you tell how much I love the Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set? The greetings are so perfect for all my cards. For this card, I played with layering different pieces of cardstock, one DSP strip and one embossed strip, to create an interesting backdrop for my doily and sentiment. Note the fun stitching around the sentiment. I have totally fallen for the Stitched Shapes Framelits. So glad I bought those last month.


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Warmth & Cheer DSP; Garden Green; Basic Black; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Doilies
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits; Cable Knit Embossing Folder


Simple Stamped Christmas

How about a one layer stamped card with a bonus gingerbread? I featured this card as a make-n-take at my November events. I combined the Wrapped in Warmth and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps to create a nice background for the little punched out gingerbread. Note the paper piercing around the edge of the Garden Green piece. I feel like the piercing really pulls the card together.

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  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth; Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Garden Green; Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Garden Green; Whisper White; kraft
  • Accessories: Rhinestones
  • Tools: Cookie Cutter Punch


Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop December 2016

banner-blog-hop-introWelcome to the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop for December. This month’s theme is metallics. Pull out all the shiny and get to stamping! For my card, I wanted to use one my favorite embellishments: the metallic foil doilies. I love how the package comes with gold and silver foil in two different sizes. I’ve used these so much that I’m on my third package! To help highlight the shine, I stamped a simple greeting onto a white circle and had the doily frame my centerpiece. I added more texture to the card with the embossing folder, but kept the patterns simple with just a small strip of DSP. Hop along below to see what the other FNC ladies made with their shiny pieces!


Variation using retired DSP.


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Island Indigo
  • Cardstock: Presents & Pinecones DSP; Cherry Cobbler; Emerald Envy; Mint Macaron; Winter Frost DSP (retired); Island Indigo; Pool Party; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallic Foil Doilies
  • Tools: Circle Framelits; Softly Falling Embossing Folder

Blog Hop List:

  1. Tobe B – The Craft Sea <– You are here!
  2. Christine Szekeres – Artful Musings
  3. Pamela Wu – Stinky Tofu
  4. Kathy Thisted – Stampablog
  5. Jennifer Blomquist – Northwest Stamper
  6. Danielle Elvin – Going to Collage





Mint and Gold Tag

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a tag and I went with simple and clean for today. Just a little pattern paper, some fun washi tape, and a heat embossed sentiment to create this sweet little tag.


Detail of the gold embossing:


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth
  • Inks: Versamark
  • Cardstock: Presents and Pinecones DSP
  • Accessories: Presents and Pinecones Washi Tape; Gold Sequin Trim
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch; Gold Embossing Powder

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Quick and Easy Christmas

Need a quick and easy Christmas card that still looks great? How about this beauty below? I layered on some great DSP in fun patterns, added a coordinating doily, and wrapped the layers in a wide ribbon. Finally I added a simple sentiment. I love the color coordination and simplicity of this card. 12-Q&E

  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Mint Macaron
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Ribbon (retired); 2015-2017 In Color Doilies
  • Tools: Circle Framelits


Reindeer Tag

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a tag. I made this cute little reindeer out of the Foxy Friends stamp set. I really need to play with the set and make some different animals.


  • Stamps: Foxy Friends; Jar of Love
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Wrapped in Warmth DSP; Garden Green; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestones
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch; Lots of Labels Framelits; Oval Framelits

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Razzle and Pool Trees

Another great Christmas card buffet card for today. This one utilizes some great retired Stampin’ Up DSP that I still had laying around the house. I pulled the Pool Party from the DSP to create a nontraditionally colored Christmas card. I layered on some stamped trees to create more visual interest. Then I went a little crazy with the embellishments. The card cried for some bling (hence the rhinestones), but the sentiment looked to plain by itself on the paper. The two ribbons layered underneath helped to fill that void. As an afterthought, I pulled out these great little snowflake brads. Perfect touch!


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth; Foxy Friends
  • Inks: Pool Party; Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Winter Frost DSP (retired); Rich Razzleberry; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestones; Rich Razzleberry Ribbon; Pool Party Ribbon (retired); Snowflake brads (non-SU)
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits


SSINKCS39: Warm Christmas

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the sketch below. Sketch cards are always a lot of fun to make.


I had a few pages from the Warmth and Cheer DSP pack leftover from my paper share. I love this fun collection of patterns and colors. So I decided to go with a nontraditional combination of Garden Green and Delightful Dijon. I had a ton of fun mixing and matching patterns to recreate the sketch. A simple, but very visually appealing card.


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth
  • Inks: Garden Green
  • Cardstock: Warmth and Cheer DSP; Crumb Cake; Kraft
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Stars Framelits

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Cool Trees

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Christmas card using nontraditional colors. I decided to go with Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, and Silver. I love the cool look of this card. I embossed the piece of Mint Macaron with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder to give some extra dimension to the card. The trees were stamped from the Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinate with the Perfect Pines Framelits. Unfortunately, I never bought those framelits. Oh well! I just fussy cut the trees. Not a huge deal, but I’m really thinking about buying those framelits now.


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth; Foxy Friends
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallic Doilies; Rhinestones
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits; Softly Falling Embossing Folder

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