Cards - Christmas & Winter

Fun Fold Gift Card Tutoial With Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

We all give gift cards for all occasion, from graduations to weddings and birthdays.  This is an easy, cute gift card, and it's made with Designer Series Paper! This awesome card was CASED from Ronda Wade at Creating Success.



To make this card, you will need Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (or other of your choice), 5 1/2 x 11 1/4"  Score this on the 11 1/4" side at 4 1/4, 5, 

5 3/4, 6 1/2, 7 1/4"  This will make a small accordian fold that looks like this when folded:


Start with the middle fold at 5 3/4" and fold like a regular card.  Accordian fold on either side.  This will create a center valley to insert a gift card or cash.  The front will be about 1/4" shorter than the back when folded.  This will show the reverse pattern on the DSP along the right front of the card as shown below:


Use tear and tape along the two valley folds on the spine along the front side of the card.  Flip it over to the inside, and use tear and tape on either end of the center fold, creating a pocket to insert gift card or cash in the middle.

Use the Starburst punch for the starburst shape behind the sentiment tag on the front.  Stamp Whisper White card stock with sentiment and punch out with Pretty Label Punch.

Use 5 x 3 3/4" piece of card stock for inside of card, and bush up against center fold so it doesn't show along the right front side of the card.

I used sentiments from the Above the Clouds stamp set.

Supplies are listed below.  Click on any of the icons to order from my online store.  Place a $50.00 order before tax and shipping and use the Hostess code for July and receive the beautiful Frosted Flower Sequins pictured to the right.  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Wedding Card With Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

Wedding bells are ringing in our family - time to make a card! 

I have been hanging onto this beautiful laser-cut specialty paper!  It's soooo pretty!  But, I decided, I need to use it.  It is Petal Pink on one side and White on the other.  Delicate and so appropriate for a beautiful wedding card.  There are 8 sheets, 4 each of 2 designs, and it's retiring!  It is guaranteed available until June 3rd.  Grab it while you can!

I also used two stamp sets for this card - the lovely Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet Punch, and the Stitched All Around stamp set for the sentiment on the front, and accompanying Stitched Labels Dies.  

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Very Vanilla card stock for base - 10 x 7", scored at 5" ; 4 x 4 piece for front sentiment; scrap pieces to stamp and punch out butterflies.

Petal Pink card stock 2 1/2 x 7" for edge on front to be cut with Delicate Lace Die.

Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, 7 x 5"

Petal Pink stampin' pad

Butterfly Duet Punch

Butterfly Gala stamp set

Stitched all Around stamp set

Stitched Labels Dies

Stamping Sponges

Fine Tip Glue Pen


Snail Adhesive



Adhere Laser-cut paper to Very Vanilla card stock base using Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Let dry and lightly sponge Petal Pink ink over some of the Very Vanilla card stock.  Stamp butterflies with Butterfly Gala stamp set using Petal Pink ink.  Punch out Butterflies with Butterfly Duet Punch.  Die cut Petal Pink strip with Delicate Lace die.  Adhere to front of card.  Run ribbon to cover seam where adhered.  Stamp sentiment and cut out with Stitched Label Die.  Adhere to front with dimensionals.  Adhere butterflies with fine tip glue pen.  Add decorative rhinestones to butterflies and adhere to card.  Finish inside of card as desired.



#Simple Stamping and Simply Happy Card!

Today's card is so pretty, and so simple to make!  Not a lot of fancy tools or techniques, just simple stamping and two die cut framelets.  I used the Vibrant Vases stamp set, (which is carrying over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog), and the Happiness Blooms Designer Series paper. Love how "happy" this paper is!

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Shaded Spruce card stock, 8 1/2 x 11" scored at 4 1/4".  Scrap piece of Shaded Spruce for mat layer behind stamped Whisper White piece.

5 x 4 1/4" Whisper White card stock for inside of card.  Scrap piece for stamped vase on front.

5 x  1/4" piece of Happiness Blooms designer series paper.

Vibrant Vases stamp set.

Shaded Spruce stampin' pad.

Tip Top Taupe stampin' pad.

Stampin' Blends - Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green.

Stitched Shapes Oval dies.

Shail Adhesive and Dimensionals.



Adhere DSP to front of card; Cut Oval shapes - Shaded Spruce green piece and Whisper White piece; stamp vase and flowers on Whisper White piece.  Color center of daisies and leaves with stampin' blends; Adhere green piece with snail adhesive; adhere Whisper White stamped piece with dimensionals to front of Shaded Spruce piece with dimensionals; adhere Whisper White piece to inside of card.  Enjoy!

Tea Together Mother's Day Card

Whew! Can't believe Mother's Day is next week!  I've been working on cards, and thought I'd share this one.  I used the tea cup from the Tea Together stamp set, Gingham Gala DSP, and the Daisy Punch to create the sweet flower.  

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8 1/2 x 5 1/2" Daffodil Delight Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4" for card base; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" for mat behind Whisper White piece on front.

3 x 4" Whisper White piece for front; scrap piece for daisy pieces.

5 1/4 x 4" Gingham Gala DSP for first layer on front; scrap piece for daisy center.

scrap piece of vellum for daisy.

Tea Together stamp set.

Stampin' Blends - Rich Razzleberry and Granny Apple Green.

White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon - 5"

Snail Adhesive, glue dots, dimensional.

Daisy Punch, 1/2" punch.


Layer the Gingham Gala piece on the front of the card stock.  Stamp the tea cup, sentiment, and flowers on the white card stock piece for front.  Color flowers with Stampin' Blends.  Adhere Polka Dot Tulle and around to back of card stock.  Adhere white piece of card stock to piece of mat yellow piece and then to front of card.

Create daisy - punch two flowers from white card stock.  Punch one from vellum.  Color the vellum piece with Razzleberry Stampin' Blend pen.  Adhere all together with glue dots. Add daisy to front of card with a dimensional. Punch out 1/2" circle for center of daisy.



Easy Card with Bloom by Bloom DSP

You can make this card in a flash for any occasion!  This is going to be a graduation card, but it would be just as nice as a "birthday" or "thinking of you" card!   The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Friendly Expressions stamp set are retiring soon.  Grab them while you can in my online shop! 



Here's what you need:

Night of Navy card stock, 8 ½ x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”;

3½ x 5 piece of Whisper White card stock for front;  5 ¼ x 4” piece for inside; 4 x 5 piece of Happiness Blooms DSP

Rectangle Framelits, 4th and 5th largest Friendly Expressions stamp set; Bokeh Dots stamp set; Pineapple Punch ink pad; Night of Navy ink pad;

Night of Navy gingham ribbon, 3”; Snail adhesive, mini glue dot.


Stamp Bokeh Dots on center of Whisper White card stock with Pineapple Punch ink.  Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy over the Pineapple Punch color. 

Cut Happiness Blooms piece and Whisper White card stock piece with Rectangle Framelits.

Adhere Happiness Blooms piece to card base.  Adhere Whisper White piece on top. 

Tie a knot in the gingham ribbon.  Use glue dot to adhere to Whisper White card stock with glue dot.  Trim ribbon.

Stamp Whisper White piece for inside and adhere.


Hearts and Country Floral Embossing Folder

June is fast approaching and wedding bells are in the air!  My niece is getting married in June, and I've been thinking a little more about cards for bridal showers and weddings.  I love this card made with Country Floral dynamic embossing folder, Meant to Be stamp set, and the lovely Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  Very simple to make, yet elegant!

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4 1/4 x 11" Very Vanilla card stock scored at 5 1/2" for card base.

5 1/4 x 4" Very Vanilla card stock for embossed piece.

Gold foil paper for die cutting hearts

Scrap piece of Very Vanilla for die cutting heart

Gold embossing powder

Versamark ink


Heat tool

Stampin' Trimmer

Multipurpose glue


Cut out multiple heart piece for bottom of card and large gold heart from Gold foil paper.

Die cut Very Vanilla heart using Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  Emboss with sentiment from Meant to Be stamp set

Emboss 5 1/4 x 4"  Very Vanilla piece with Country Floral embossing folder.  Adhere to card base

Attach large hearts to top of card.

Adhere large piece of multiple hearts to bottom of card with multipurpose glue.

Stamp sentiment inside.







Saying Goodbye to Retiring Stamps!

It's time to say goodbye to retiring stamps.  They will be available for purchase only until June 3rd.  Look through the list of beauties, and grab those special ones you want while they are available!

Remember to use the April Host code for orders between 50 and 150 dollars (before tax and shipping).  I will send you the beautiful tea time ribbon set.  

Here's the lists - take a look!



Retiring pic 2019


Retiring stamps from Occasions catalog (Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US 2019

Retiring stamps from Annual Catalog Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US


New Occasions Catalog Products!!

Happy New Year, 2019!!

Beginning January 3rd, you will be able to order from Stampin' Up's 2019 Occasions Catalog!  For every $50.00 order from the Occasions catalog or 2018-19 Annual Catalog,  customers can pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. (Woot woot!!)  This is happening  January  3-March 31, 2019 and  you can order from my online catalog!

Here are a few featured new products!  Enjoy!!






Farmhouse Christmas

Beautiful, but simple - that's what a farmhouse Christmas is all about. It's also what this card is about - beautiful simplicity!  This bridge fold card is easy to make, and folds down into an A4 envelope.

The greeting and the adorable truck are from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set bundle.  The red bows on the tree were created with the bow die from the framlits set.

The lovely tree was stamped using the Winter Woods stamp set bundle, and cut with one of the framelit dies from the bundle.

Fun card to make!!

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Card base is 8 x 4 1/4, scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4".   

Center bridge cardstock  base - "5 1/2 x 1 1/4" and piece to stamp on 1 x 5 1/4"

Center piece of cardstock, 2 3/4 x 4"

Designer series paper (cut 4), 4 x 1"


Supplies available in my store!!