2020 Aug-Dec Catalog

Fireside Trimmings and Warm Hugs

Today I am mixing up two very fun bundles, Warm Hugs and Fireside Trimmings.  Both of these sets have great images that you can mix and match and create fun scenes.


Oh how I love a grid!  I used the Layering Square dies to create all the squares.  All the  images on the white squares are from the Fireside Trimmings set including the little gold foil star banner.  Love the little banner!  There are 4 different banners in the Fireside Dies, bats (so cute), stars, flags, and holly/greenery.  They are so cute.  The tree and reindeer were quickly colored using Stampin' Blends.  The circle and  heart image is from the Warm Hugs bundle.  

The Designer Series Paper is is the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.  The colors in the DSP are Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Whisper White.  This pack of paper is perfect year round with its classic patterns and also looks warm and cozy for the Christmas season.  


Inside there's a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP and a wreath from the Fireside Trimmings bundle.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you liked this fun little Christmas grid!

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Peace, Joy, Love and a 1 Day Sale!

24 hr sale 2020

It is a one day sale on Tuesday November 24th!  FOr one day only receive 10% off select items from the 2020-21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Select items?  Yes, there are some items that are excluded from the sale and here is a list of them or you can also see them here.


Contact me and I can help you place your order ( I will check my email for the last time around 9 pm PT) or you can shop with me through my online store.  Remember to use the host code WYDFKNHR.  Do not use this code if your order is $150 or more (you will still qualify for the gift from me)  If you use the host code and your order is over $50 I will send you a package of Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments.  


Have a lot of strips of cardstock that you cannot bear to throw away?  Even if you don't this is a quick, easy and fun card to make.  I used the colors Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Real Red for my strips.  As much as I like traditional Christmas colors, once in a while it is fun to shake things up with a non traditional combination.  I cut all the strips the same length by using the Stitched Rectangle die.  This made it very easy to piece the strips together, since I knew they were the same length.  

I cut 3 snowflakes using the So Many Snowflakes dies and Whisper White CS.  The centers of the snowflakes are the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.  The sentiment is from the Dove of Hope stamp set.  


I had an extra strip of Flirty Flamingo so I attached it to the inside with another snowflake.  I am looking forward to making more of these cards using different color combinations.

Thank you for stopping by and remember the 24 hour sale on November 24th!



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Arrange A Wreath Christmas

Mixing up the Arrange a Wreath bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog with the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the 2020 August-Dec mini catalog for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC00639.


I am using the colors from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP for the color palette.

The sketch is Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge #CCMC639.


In addition to the Wreath Builder Dies (part of the Arrange A Wreath bundle) I added 2 sizes of flowers from the Confetti Flowers Border punch.  Between you and me, when I first saw this punch I didn't think I needed it.  I mean I am sure I have a tiny flower die in one of my sets BUT I am so happy that I changed my mind about this punch.  I reach for it a lot and have used it much more than I thought I would.  Well worth it!


I almost always line the inside of my card with either a Whisper White or Very Vanilla panel and a strip of DSP or cardstock.  I will probably add a die cut or punch too, just to dress up the inside of the card.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.  Listed below you will find all the products I used on this card linked to my online store.  Thank you for stopping by and your support.


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Festive Post and Everything Essential

Here's a quick and easy card using the Festive Post stamp set and the Everything Essential bundle.


The cute reindeer and tree images are from the Everything Essential stamp set and the cute car and tree is from the Festive Post set.  All the images were punched out using the Essential Tag punch.  These 2 stamp sets really compliment each other, since they both feature images that work for Halloween through Valentine's day.  The images are fun and a little whimsical, making them great for anyone.  

The card base is Real Red with a layer of Early Espresso CS and one of the Crumb Cake plaids in the Plaid Tidings DSP.  The tags also sit on a strip of Early Espresso CS that was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.


Inside of the card I stamped the reindeer from the Festive Post set and also added a strip of the Plaid Tidings DSP.  It is always nice to dress up the inside of your cards too.   Here are some additional cards made using the Festive Post and/or  Everything Essential sets,  HEREHERE,  and HERE.  

Thank you for stopping by and a list of all the products I used is posted below. 

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Thankful, Grateful and Blessed

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed.  

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about winter.  It rains here during the winter and it can be a little gloomy, mix in the rising Covid cases and well, we are headed for lots of time indoors and at home.  I am grateful to have a home, heat, and food to eat.  I am also very thankful and grateful that I have a craft room and hobby that is challenging, interesting and satisfying.  2020 would have been a lot harder if I didn't have this paper crafting hobby.  I can stay in my room, listen to a good book, and get lost in the creative process.  Sometimes I forget to acknowledge how very fortunate I am.  


Do you recognize the candles from the Sweetest Time?  I stamped them in Early Espresso and colored them in using Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends and Early Espresso Stampin' Marker.  When I opened the Sweetest Time stamp case I found candles stamped and colored in Basic Gray, Black  and Pumpkin Pie.  Clearly, at one time I had a plan for some Halloween candles.


The leaves are from the Quite Curvy bundle which is currently available (until November 30) and then not again  until  the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog goes live on January 5th.  The leaves  were fun to color with Stampin' Blends (Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie).  The sentiment is from the Celebration Tidings stamp set and the Early Espresso label is one of the Celebration Labels.   These 2 items can be purchased as a bundle and when you bundle, you save 10%.   Doesn't it look like I splattered the background paper?  Well, I didn't.  It is one of the designs in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP.  As much as it pains me to hide the lovely gold foiling on the other side of the paper, these splatters were the right choice for this card.


Here is the same card except on this one I added the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper.  It is actually one of the frames cut in half to add the accents on the corners. I couldn't decide which card I liked better.  


I like to decorate the inside of my cards.  The leaves were a little too long so I did a little pruning and added the extra to the inside along with a strip of DSP.

So, which card do you like better?  With the Forever Gold Laser-Cut leaves or without?  Right now I am leaning towards without but that will probably change the next time I look at the cards.  

Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

Stamper's Dozen November 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  7. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  8. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Thank you for stopping by and your visit is another thing I am grateful for!



Celebration Tidings

You know I like a stamp set that can be used for lots of different occasions.  The Celebration Tidings set starts off with Halloween and will take you thru to Valentine's Day, at least.  I especially like the little pumpkin image in this set.  It is quick and easy to color and can be used with a sentiment or not.


I made this card for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0072.  


The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that features an Inspo aka Inspiration list that is based on festivities and holidays.  The Inspo list features 10 items and you need to use 3 of the items on your project.  Once you create your project you need to post it in the Festive Friday gallery.  It is fun and easy to play along.

For this challenge I chose the elements thankful theme, leaves, wood and pumpkins.  


Instead of a regular card base I created a simple pocket.   The card portion slips in and out of the pocket.  

  • Early Espresso CS  pocket 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2",  9-3/4", 3" x 4" (Scalloped Oval)
  • In Good Taste DSP 4-1/4" x 4"
  • Old Olive CS- 4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 3" x 4" (leaves)
  • Very Vanilla CS- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8",  3" x 4" (Stitched Shape Oval)

You can secure the sides of the pocket with a thin line of glue.  I used the Vanilla 1/2" Ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack to secure the pocket.  


I used the Detailed Trio punch to round all the corners.   The pumpkin image and the little greenery image were colored using Stampin' Blends.  The rhinestones were colored using Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blend.

I look forward to seeing what you create using the #FF0072 Inspo List for the Festive Friday Challenge.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

Thank you for stopping by and a detailed supply list has been created for you below.



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ICS Blog Hop...Dove of Hope

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop.  This month the theme is Christmas is Coming!  My project uses  the Dove of Hope bundle which includes the Dove of Hope stamp set and the Detailed Dove Dies.  

From the first time I saw this bundle I knew I was going to order it.  Pretty much anytime I see the sentiment, Peace on Earth, I am in.  Add in some Peace-Joy-Love, hope in your heart and beautiful images well I am sold.


I embossed the Whisper White CS using the Winter Snow embossing folder and then cut out the frame using the So Many Snowflakes die set.  Just to warn you, I am a little obsessed with the So Many Snowflakes dies especially this frame so you will be seeing it a lot.  The sentiment is embossed using Silver embossing powder on Vellum cardstock.  Behind the framed piece I placed a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.  


In the centers of the snowflake I added a Blue Backed Adhesive Gem.   Don't let that very utilitarian name fool you, these gems are beautiful and add lots of iridescent shine.  Would love them in more colors!  The dove was embossed in silver embossing powder and cut out using the Detailed Dove dies.  Heat embossing is always so pretty and I am sure is how many of us got hooked on stamping.  


The last thing I added to the front of the card was some Silver Metallic-Edge ribbon.  This is still one of my favorite ribbons, it just adds a bit of elegance with its glossy satin finish and the shiny silver edge.  The fact that it is easy to tie, makes it even better.  

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what the creative Deb Naylor has stamped up for you.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to let me know if you have any questions.



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More Most Wonderful Time

Yes, you guessed it another card using the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  A product medley doesn't include instructions to complete a specific project instead it is a wonderful coordinated collection of products (stamps, dies, paper, stickers, and embellishments ) that allow you to use your own creativity.  There are of course lots of ideas floating around to help inspire you.


The tree was stamped in Old Olive ink on one of the patterns of DSP and then cut out using te coordinating dies.  I love that the tree looks decorated with stars.  In the product medley in addition to the DSp there are 12 gold foil card fronts which I used on the card.  Love all the shine the gold foil brings.

Here's what I used on the card that was not from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  

  • Real Red CS- 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base,  1-1/4" x  5-1/8" strip (scored at 4-1/8"),  3-1/4" x  4-1/2" Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle, 3" x 3" Layering Circles 
  • Whisper White-3-1/4" x 4-1/2" Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle, 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Stitched Shapes circle
  • Dove of Hope stamp set for the sentiment on the inside of the card
  • Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon


You can write here on the inside.  This would also be a fun place to put a picture or a gift card.  I will work on one soon,  I like the idea of the gift card!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Most Wonderful Time Product Medley

Bet you were thinking I was going to post another Quite Curvy sample.  I thought about it  and decided to play with another favorite thing...the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  I love how packed this kit is.  There is a stamp set, dies, paper,  sticker sheets, and embellishments.   You know what else i love about it?  I can order a refill kit and get more paper, sticker sheets, and stars!  


This card was made using the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC637 which is this sketch.


Can you see all the elements on my card?  I was pretty faithful to the sketch.


Here's what i used in addition to the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.

  • Real Red CS card base-5-1/2" x 8-1/2",  layer around the DSP 3-7/8" x  2-5/8"
  • Whisper White CS inside card layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Gold Foil - 2-3/4" x 4"
  • Old Olive-scrap piece for the little Joy flag.

Everything else is from the kit.  I love that the DSP has gold foiling accents on one side of each sheet.  I love the little bit of shine it adds to the overall look of the card.   There are also 58 gold stars so for right now I don't feel like I need to start hoarding.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created using the sketch.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Poinsettia Petals Gatefold Plus

It is time for a new Festive Friday Challenge.  The Festive Friday Challenge celebrates a festivity and creates an Inspo aka Inspiration list inspired by the festivity.  This time the festivity  is  World Kindness Day.  Our world could certainly use more kindness.  


All you need to do is pick 3 items from the list to include in your project and post it in the Festive Friday gallery.   It is very fun and easy to play along and we hope you will!

I chose die cut, pattern paper, flowers, sentiment and  a fun fold for my challenge card.


The card base for this fun fold is Soft Suede CS and the patterned paper is the Poinsettia Place DSP (on sale at 15% off until 10/31).   The poinsettia flower was die cut from the DSP using the Poinsettia dies.  The Real Red berries  were cut using the Poinsettia dies.    Look closely at the Old Olive leaves.  These were cut and embossed using the Poinsettia dies. There are dies in the Poinsettia dies that cut the leaf and another that embosses them.  I have them taped together so they can be run together through the die cutting machine.


Remove the belly band to reveal another layer.  Inside there are 2 more patterns from the Poinsettia Place DSP and more flowers cut from the DSP.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  


Lift up the middle panel to reveal another sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  There is room to write on this panel.  Isn't this a fun card? I love the unfolding of the different layers of the card.  I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday Design team was inspired by the Inspo List for #FF0071!

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema



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