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The beginning of the month is always the time I make and send out cards to my team. I send welcome packages to our new team members, and congratulate those who were top in sales, promoted or grew their team. That can mean A LOT of cards and I typically spend a week making, writing and packaging up all those goodies. It is a labor of love that I am thrilled to do.

Here are the ones are their way this month:

Stampin'up! mazing You stamp set, Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, SaleAbration, congratulations, happy birthday card, DIY, papercrafting

I just fell in love with all of the Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. This one is the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and isn’t it divine?! Beautiful colors and a touch of sparkly silver. The sentiment is from the SaleABration stamp set Amazing You (which means it is FREE with a minimum $50 order!). It is stamped in Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry and layered on the Designer Series Paper with dimensionals. That shimmery Calypso Coral Ribbon comes in a 3 pack with Basic Grey and Bermuda Bay ribbon and is also a SaleABration item. I have been going thru this ribbon like crazy!

Stampin'Up! Amazing You stamp set, Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, SaleABration, congratulations, happy birthday, DIY, papercraft

I had some circles of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper left over and I could not let that pretty paper go to waste!

I layered a piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Paper with the silver side up to play off the silver accents of the DSP and added the Basic Gray Ribbon from the SaleABration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.

Stampin'Up! Beautiful Day stamp set, Stampin' Blends, technique, tutorial, DIY, papercrafting

Isn’t this butterfly just gorgeous?! It is from the Beautiful Day stamp set from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. It is just the perfect opportunity for a little bit of coloring. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the layer of Whisper White and then stamped it again on a scrap of Whisper White. The Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends add a pretty layer of color to the highlighted butterfly. I am definitely no expert, but they are so fun to use. Is there anything as relaxing as coloring? Takes me right back to when my kiddos were little and we would color for hours.

The sentiment, those fonts!!, comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. Have you seen the Perennial Birthday Project Kit? I think it is one of the best and most beautiful kits we have ever made.

And those little Glitter Enamel Dots are the perfect embellishment to pull the card altogether

Stampin'Up! Best Decision Ever stamp set, Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, diy, papercrafting

Every new demonstrator who joins our team gets a welcome card from me and the Best Decision Ever stamp set. This is my go to layout, just changing up the Designer Series Paper each catalog.

Above is a Folded Whisper White Notecard with a 3×3 piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper layered onto a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4″ of Berry Burst. The sentiment comes from the Best Decision Ever stamp set. This is a demo only stamp set that is on the supply list. I added the Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon. If you have used our White or Vanilla Metallic Edge Ribbon, this is the exact same and is a dream to work with.

Stampin'Up! Best Decision Ever stamp set, Petal Passions Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, lemon Lime Twist, DIY, Papercrafting

I was so looking forward to using the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and I kept it really simply by just layering it onto a square of Lemon Lime Twist. The sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral and tied with the Lemon Lime Ombre Ribbon.

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What I have been stamping….

come see what I have been creating in my stamp studio this week! stampinup, holiday cards, gift tags, papercrafts

I have OFFICIALLY finished my holiday stamping!! #woohoo

So today I will share my last tags and gift card holders….and then be sure to check back or sign up for notices because I have some super fab sneak peeks on their way!

Okay, so here are the SUPER SIMPLE goodies I made by the dozens!

I just adore the Foil Snowflakes and Black Rhinestones from the Stampin’Up! Holiday Catalog. AND they fit in perfectly with my wrapping theme of Silver, Red, and Black.

These were just a piece of 4 1/4 x 2 3/4″ Whisper White folded with a sentiment embossed in front in Silver. A smattering of black rhinestones, foil snowflake, and silver trim makes them festive yet easy.

Stampin'Up! holiday christmas gift tags, gift card holders, DIY, papercrafts, tutorial

I have reached that point in “mom-hood” where there are a lot of gift cards under the tree and in the stockings. I do like to make them a little more special by blinging them up and this is by far the easiest way to do it.

Start with a piece of paper that measures 7 3/4 x 5″. I used the stunning Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. I scored it at 2 1/2 x 6″. Add a little Tear Tape to create a pocket on one side, slide in a gift card and add a belly band.

Foil Snowflakes and Embossing once again add a quick finished look

Stampin'Up! Holiday Christmas Gift Card Holder, DIY, Papercrafts, tutorial

I have to tell you that as I watermarked this photo I thought “it kind of looks like a toilet seat” LOL!! Umm, not the look I was going for at all!

These last 2 came out a little blurry, but agian a fun use of our Foil Snowflakes!

I will be giving away a super fun Stampin’Up! goodie with each “What I Have Been Stamping” post so be sure to comment! I would love to know what YOU think of these new posts <3

Last week’s winner is Cari Polodna! Cari be sure to email me your snail mail address [email protected]

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What I have been stamping…..

come see what I have been creating in my stamp studio this week! stampinup, holiday cards, gift tags, papercrafts

Most people wait until January 1 to make a fresh start….obviously I don’t have the patience for that 😉

Typically I create projects specifically to share with you. I have decided to change things up and simple share the things I am creating in my studio each week. I sent lots of notes in the mail, along with goodies decorated with a little tag….so from here forward you will see the things I am actually creating to send and use.

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I will be posting once a week in a “What I Have Been Stamping” share. I will also share my happy mail once a week and my InkBig Design Team has some amazing projects for you as well!

Before I share I want to list the winners of the Holiday Blog Giveaway! Make sure to email me your snail mail address so I can pop a goodie in the mail to you!

  • Annette Sullivan
  • Sue Root
  • Katrina Wolfe
  • Shawna Ault
  • Stesha Bloodhart
  • Rene Roberts
  • Kathy Beemer
  • Peggy Hendricks
  • Vicki Heimbecker
  • Windy Ellard
  • Barb Weesies

So here is what I have been stamping:

Stampin'Up! Petal Palette stamp set, sneak peek, occasions catalog, Petals and More thinlits dies, bundle

I wanted to make a special card for one of my high achieving team members and I am thrilled with how this turned out.

Both those lovely dots and the greeting are from the Petal Palette stamp set, which makes it a fun sneak peek from the Occasions Catalog. Those perfect Old Olive branches are from the Petals and More Thinlits. The stamp set and thinlit are part of a bundle so when purchased together you can say 10%

Isn’t the Berry Burst Wrinkle Seam Ribbon divine?!

Stampin'Up! Merry Cafe, Coffee cup thinlits, gift card holder, papercrafts, diy, holiday, christmas

I shared the directions for this gift card holder here. I had a several Starbuck’s cards to send out this week and wanted to really make them a WOW!

The Merry Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cup thinlits are a match made in heaven. I went with the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Paper, it is so glam! The cups are from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. The rustic buffalo plaid is a fun play next to the sophisticated Year of Cheer Paper.

and I always think of the holidays as the perfect time for heat embossing, always a WOW!

Stampin'Up! Cheers to the Years stamp set, 3x3 card, gift card, heat embossing, snowflake, christmas, holiday

3×3 cards are so fun to make. A little effort for a great return!

I love to include these cards with little goodies I pop in the mail. This one uses the Year of Cheer stamp set for both the Real Red snowflakes and the Silver Heat Embossed sentiment.

And do you see those snowflakes on the flap? #festive

Stampin'Up! Snowflake Embossing Folder, Cheers to the YEars stamp set, red, silver, sparkle, snowflakes, gift tag, christmas, holiday, DIY

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I am a big fan of silver and red for the holidays. These little gift tags are a 2 x 4 1/4″ piece of our Thick Whisper White Cardstock. The Scalloped Edge Tag Topper punch always makes for a beautiful finish. The Snowflake Embossing Folder adds great dimension, the Foil Snowflakes, Tinsel and Mini Sequins adds sparkle and that sentiment from Year of Cheer keeps the theme going strong.

Stampin'Up! Hug in a Mug stamp set, stampin' blends

I have been practicing my Stampin’ Blends like crazy. I did A LOT of these cards just to get the feel of using these new alcohol markers. Not one looks the same, but I’m okay with that. they are so fun to play with and who doesn’t love coloring?! The Hug in a Mug stamp set gave me just enough coloring option with out being intimidating.

Stampin'Up! Petal Palette stamp set, sneak peek, occasions catalog, Cake soiree stamp set, diy, papercrafts,

This Petal Palette bundle is showing to be one of my favorites to work with with from the NEW Occasions Catalog.

The flowers are stamped in Berry Burst and that sweet bird is heat embossed in silver and cropped out using the Petals and More Thinlits. The sentiment is from the Cake Soiree stamp set, also a sneak peek of the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. And both ribbons are sneak peeks: a lovely silver and white baker’s twine and the most decadent Berry Burst Silver Trimmed Ribbon.

I will be giving away a super fun Stampin’Up! goodie with each “What I Have Been Stamping” post so be sure to comment! I would love to know what YOU think of these new posts <3

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