North Country Christmas Card With Merry Moose

This card reminds me of pure Country Christmas...snow falling, moose and other wildlife leaving tracks through the dense woods.  What about hot cocoa and a crackling fireplace?  Well anyway, back to rain here in the northeast and dreaming lol!

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Here's what you need:

PAPER: Shaded Spruce 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4" for card base; 5 1/4 x 4" Very Vanilla for inside; 5 x 3 1/2" Very Vanilla for front; scrap piece of Very Vanilla for sentiment on front; 3 x 3 Soft Suede for moose; Wrapped in Plaid DSP - 5 x 4 1/4".

INK:: Shaded Spruce for trees, Soft Suede for Moose, Crumb Cake for Birch background pattern, Real Red for sentiment.

STAMPS:  Merry Moose bundle, Birch stamp.

TOOLS: Paper Trimmer, Moose punch, Stitched Nested Dies (largest), dimensionals, mini glue dots, liquid glue.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Linen thread, Holiday Rhinestones.


Stamp moose and punch out with Moose punch.  Stamp Birch pattern on Very Vanilla piece and die cut with largest Stitched Nested Framelit. Stamp trees with Shaded Spruce.. Stamp sentiment with Real Red and punch out with Classic Label punch. 

Adhere DSP to cardstock base.  Adhere Stitched Nested Label to front of card. Adhere moose with dimenstionals.  Add sentiment with dimensionals.  Add red rhinestones to large tree.  Add linen thread with mini glue dots.  Stamp inside piece and adhere to inside.


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Pretty Sympathy Card

I LOVE the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It has a country style beauty with various pressed flowers.  The front of this card is simply a piece of that DSP.  Isn't it lovely?  This card is very easy to make.  I've used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for the sympathy sentiment.  The Old Olive twine is from the Magnolia Lane ribbon combo pack.

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PAPER: Very Vanilla cardstock base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4"; 5 x 3 3/4 for inside of card; Merry Merlot 5 1/4 x 4 for mat piece on front and mat piece inside, Pressed Petals DSP, 5 x 3 3/4 for front, scrap piece of Very Vanilla for sentiment.

STAMP SET: Flourishing Phrases

INK: Merry Merlot

EMBELLISHMENTS: Old Olive twine.

TOOLS: Paper cutter, Pretty Label Punch, multipurpose glue, mini glue dots (to hold bow), dimensionals (for label).


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Beautiful Friendship Fall Birthday Card

The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is one of my very favorites! I used it to make a birthday card with fall colors. I also used one of the Heirloom Frames embossing folders:


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It is so sweet and feminine!

Here is the card recipe:


CARDSTOCK - Pretty Peacock for card base, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4".  5 1/4 x 4" Terracotta Tile for mat on the front. 5 x 3" Very Vanilla cardstock for embossing and stamping on the front.

STAMP SETS - Beautiful Friendship, Wonderful Moments (sentiment).

INK - Pretty Peacock, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

TOOLS - Heirloom Frames embossing folder, multipurpose liquid glue or snail adhesive, Paper Trimmer, 

EMBELLISHMENTS - Pretty Peacock Scallop Linen Ribbon, Gingham Gala Sequins


Emboss Very Vanilla Piece with oval Heirloom Frame embossing folder.  Stamp flowers and leaves.  Stamp sentiment.

Wrap linen ribbon around the Terracotta Tile piece and adhere. Adhere T Tile piece to card base.  Adhere Very Vanilla piece on top. Add sequins and enjoy!! 

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Two New Products You're Going to Love Available Today!!

The new  Stampin' Up Trimmer is available today!  It still has the cutting blade and scoring blade.  This is a tool I use all the time!  Love it!

New trimmer

Also available today is the Christmas Rose stamp set and suite of coordinating products.  It is just beautiful!

Christmastime is here suite


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Easy Gift Card Holder With Feathered Friends

It's that time of year for giving gift cards.  This is a fun one to make!

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And here is the inside:

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Here's what you need:


11 x 4 1/4" Whisper White card stock for card base scored at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4".  

Paper layers for front and gift card panel:  Let it Snow DSP 2 1/2 x 4 (need 2), Pool Party card stock 3 3/4 x 2 1/4" (need two), Whisper White card stock 3 1/2 x 2" (need two).

Pool Party for inside sentiment: 4 x 2 1/2"

Scrap DSP for top of front sentiment panel.


Black Memento, Snowfall Accent Puff Paint


Birds of a Feather, Perfectly Plaid


2" punch, Stampin' Trimmer, multi-purpose glue, Pine Tree Punch, Real Red marker for hat and Daffodil Delight marker for star, Heat Tool


White Baker's Twine, Holiday Rhinestones


Score 11 x 4 1/4" card base at 5" and 2 3/4"  Fold on score marks.  Fold back on the 2 3/4" mark to form pocket for gift card.  Before adhering, stamp on Whisper White layer piece, punch tree and adhere, and add rhinestone and Baker's Twine bow.   Layer panel pieces and adhere to panel. (DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White).  Using 2" punch, punch top edge to make it easier to pull out gift card.  Using Tear Tape, make pocket.

Stamp bird on front Whisper White panel piece, color hat and star. Shake Snowfall Accents Puff Paint well and add to hat.  Heat with Heat Tool to set. Add rhinestones. Layer pieces for front panel and adhere to front.

Adhere 5 1/4 x 4" DSP to inside.  Stamp on Pool Party sentiment piece for inside and adhere.


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Easel Card With Merry Moose Stamp Set

I just love the Merry Moose stamp set and Moose punch!  I CASED this easel card from Ronda Wade at  It is not only cute, but easy to make!

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I've used DSP from three different paper collections.  From the Toile Christmas:

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From the Gather Together DSP:

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From Let it Snow DSP:

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Here's what you need to make this card:



5 1/2 X 8 1/2" cardstock for card base, scored at 4 1/4"

5 1/4 x 4" Whisper White card stock for inside sentiment

Scrap pieces of Crumb Cake for the moose and the Pretty Label Punch Tag. Scrap piece of Whisper White for the 2" punch.

Designer Series Paper - 2 pieces 1 1/4 x 4" and 2 pieces 2 x 2 3/8"


Merry Moose stamp set


Soft Suede and Mint Macaron or Shaded Spruce for trees, Cherry Cobbler


Moose punch, 2" punch, Pretty Label Punch, Paper trimmer, snail adhesive or liquid multipurpose glue, dimensionals.


Happiness Blooms enamel dots


Score card base at 4 1/4". Line up card base at 1 1/2" on 5 1/2" end and cut up to the 4 1/4" score mark in the middle of the card base.  Flip to other side and do the same - line base up at 1 1/2" mark and cut up to 4 1/4" score mark in the middle of the card.  You will have three flaps on one side of the card - one large flap in the middle and two smaller flaps on each side.  

Line the middle flap up on the 2 1/8" mark and score.  This is to create the easel.

Adhere DSP pieces to flaps.

Stamp sentiment on inside sentiment piece and adhere to card base.

Glue down the two thin outside flaps.

Stamp two trees on the 2" circle punch with Shaded Spruce or Mint Macaron.  Stamp the star with Crushed Curry.  Stamp the Moose in Soft Suede and punch him out.  Stamp the scarf on Cherry Cobbler paper with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Fussy cut the scarf.  Glue to the moose.  Adhere the moose to the 2" white circle with dimensionals.  Glue onto the front part of the middle flap.

Stamp the sentiment for the front tag and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch. Adhere to the card base with dimensionals.  


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Easy Card With Let it Ride!

This was one of the cards at a class in Binghamton this last weekend.  The Let it Ride stamp set is one that can be used for many occasions. I love images of the beautiful horses in this stamp set!  The NIght of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's twine goes so well with the Wood grain and Cherry Cobbler Papers.  Supplies and DIrections are below.

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Card base - Cherry Cobbler, 4 1/4 x 11" scored at 5 1/2" ; Whisper White for mat piece, 5 3/8 x 4 1/8"; Wood grain pattern from Pressed Petals specialty DSP; NIght of Navy for inside mat - 5 1/4 x 4"; Whisper White for inside sentiment - 5 x 3 3/4"' Whisper White scrap pieces for die cut pieces on front, Cherry Cobbler DSP for front, 1 1/2 x 4 1/4"


Let it Ride (page 154, Annual Catalog), Nature's Beauty


Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy


Stampin' Trimmer, Die cut machine, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, multipurpose liquid glue, dimensionals, Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend Pen, mini glue dots.


Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.


Cut cardstock, DSP and Die cut pieces.  

Stamp Horse image in Soft Suede.  Stamp Tree (from Nature's Beauty) in Crumb Cake.  Stamp sentiment for front in NIght of Navy.

Adhere Whisper White mat piece, wood grain piece and Cherry Cobbler DSP to front.  Wrap baker's twine around twice and tie a bow.  Stabilize with glue dot.

Add dimensionals to back of die cut pieces (horse image and sentiment) and adhere to front.

For inside, adhere Night of Navy mat piece and then Whisper White piece.


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