Merry Mice #3

Christmas Card with three mice carrying decorations (Christmas lights, bulb ornament, and package) for a Christmas tree.

The Merry Mice stamp set features three focus designs. In this series of blog posts, I’m sharing the last design. Today, as you can see, I’m decking the halls with 3 adorable mice — one carrying the Christmas lights, one carrying a Christmas ornament, and another carrying a present.

Loving this stamp set!

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Merry Mice #2

Card with illustrating a mouse singing and with the sentiment "Merry Christmouse!"

The Merry Mice stamp set features three focus designs. I’m sharing a rendition of each of the designs in separate blog posts. Today, as you can see, I’m being serenaded by this adorable mouse who is wishing me a “Merry Christmouse.”

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Merry Mice #1


Card with an illustration of a mouse carrying a branch with green needles and a single Christmas bauble hanging from the branch. Sentiment: "It's time to deck the halls!"

The Merry Mice stamp set features three focus designs. I’ll share a rendition of each in separate blog posts. Today, as you can see, I’m decking the halls with this adorable mouse adorned with a star hung on his tail.

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Father Christmas for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Elegant Christmas Blog Hop

Amy's Inkin' Krew Elegant Christmas Blog Hop

Today the theme for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is a simple, yet “Elegant Christmas” card. I’ve recently acquired Stampin’ Up!’s  Father Christmas stamp set, so decided to showcase it for this blog post.

Image of a stamped Christmas bulb with a design of Father Christmas painted thereon.

Please see the list of Stampin’ Up! products posted later in the blog, as well as the card stock cuts.

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Jaimie Babarczy
Mary Deatherage
Linda Geiger (you are here)
Jari Francis
Amy Koenders

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Card stock cuts for this project

  • Real Red for card base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored on long side at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White: 2 cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ (1 for panel on front and 1 for interior message panel)
  • Whisper White: 2″ x 3″ for ornament
  • Gold Glimmer: small scrap for ornament hanger

Merriest Wishes | Christmas Gift Tags

Image of two deep red gift circular tags with a cut-out reindeer and two fir trees with the sentiment, "Merriest wishes." The interior is also shown in this image with the words, "To" and "From."

These delightful gift cards were created using the sentiment “Merriest Wishes” in the Merriest Wishes stamp set and the coordinating Merry Tags framelits dies. I’ll use these for gift wrapping this Christmas.

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Note: To create the green tags, simply switch out the Cherry Cobbler card stock with Garden Green card stock.

Embellished Ornaments

One of my all time favorite Stampin’ Up! Bundles is the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the Delicate Ornaments thinlits dies.

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Note: This is the supply list for card #2. Card #1 uses the same supplies with two exceptions—1) Use Real Red card stock and ink pad instead of Night of Navy; and 2) Use the Pine Bough instead of the Softly Falling textured impressions embossing folder.

Paisleys & Posies

Set of four cards each using a single color for stamping a paisley design and sentiment on a white card stock panel; card stock base; and ribbon. the four colors are Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.
Are you looking for a hostess gift or thank you gift? Then why not make a quick set of note cards for that special occasion?

These monochromatic cards were constructed using four of the 2016-2018 “In Colors” from Stampin’ Up!

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Halloween Scenes Edgelits for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

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Today the theme for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is “Fall/Halloween.” To honor the occasion, I have chosen to feature the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

Image of a small Halloween treat box cut from Halloween specialty paper by Stampin' Up! with a black bat and black dead tree cut from black card stock.

The completed little treat box measures 2-3/8″ wide, 1-1/2″ deep, and 3-3/8″ tall.

From a sheet of designer series paper cut a square 6″ by 6″ (one sheet of DSP that measures 12″ x 12″ will yield four treat boxes).

Image of Stampin' Up! designer series paper with white background and random dots in their colors: pumpkin pie, basic gray, and a gold shade.
Fig. 1

Envelope Punch Board directions

  1. Place the 6″ x 6″ square on the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board so that the left edge lines up with the 1-3/8″ mark. Now punch and score following the diagonal groove in the board.
  2. Slide the sheet to the left so that the left edge is lined up on the 4″ mark of the board. Punch and score.
  3. Rotate the paper counter clockwise 90°. Line up the first score line with the score guide (sometimes called the pointer) on the envelope punch board. Punch and score. See Fig. 3.
  4. Slide the paper to the left and line up the end of the second score line with the score guide. Punch and score.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 two more times.
  6. Round each of the four corners of the square using the reverse punch (corner rounder) on the back side of the score guide. See Fig. 4.
  7. Fold and burnish all of the score lines.
    Your 6″ square should look like the image in Fig. 5.
  8. Snip along each of the score line next to the wide triangles (four score lines), stopping at the intersection of score lines that are perpendicular to the score line you are cutting. See Fig. 6.
  9. Use a paper punch to cut a hole at the top and bottom large triangles (these two holes to secure the box with baker’s twine). See Fig. 7.
  10. Place the tree and bat in the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies on the Basic Black card stock and run through the Big Shot. See Fig. 9 and 10.
  11. Stamp a sentiment, if you so desire, in Whisper White on the base of the tree cutout.

Box Assembly

  1. Apply a strong adhesive (such as Snail permanent adhesive) to the four flaps that will form the box structure. Two of the flaps are marked in Fig. 7  (turn the the project 180° and flaps 3 and 4 will be in the same position).
  2. Press the four flaps inward and secure. See Fig. 8.
  3. Press the remaining two small triangular flaps inward and secure using adhesive (press outward if you prefer to have a bit of contrast on your box).
  4. On one face of the box adhere the base of the tree (some branches of the tree will protrude from the edges), and adhere the bat.
  5. Place a treat or two in the box and secure the handle of the box using Halloween Night Baker’s Twine. Your final project will be similar to Fig. 11.

There a great many options for using this darling little treat box and, of course, the use is not limited to halloween. Simply change up the designer series paper and decorations for any occasion or season.

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Jaimie Babarczy
Jari Francis
Beth Hooper
Mary Deatherage
Linda Geiger – You are here
Amy Koenders

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Card stock cuts for this project

  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP: 6″ x “6 for the box construction, scored and punched
  • Basic Black card stock: Panel about 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.

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Halloween Treat Box

Image of a 4 inch tall Halloween treat box cut from Halloween specialty paper by Stampin' Up! with a pumpkin pie colored full moon; witch and broom stick; and black dead tree cut from black card stock.This little box, measuring 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 4″ would be fun to use for little favors at a Halloween party or dinner.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP: cut at10″ x 10″
    Score at “M” start line (horizontal and vertical scores) and “XL” diagonal on all four sides.
  • Basic Black: 2.75″ x 3.75″ panel for die cuts
  • Pumpin Pie: 1.25″ x 1.25″ panel for 1″ circle

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Traveler

Image of a greeting card using Stampin' Up Products: Flourishing Phrases ("Just a Note" sentiment); Traveler (steam train); soft slate, black, whisper white, and Island Indigo card stock; and basic grey and island indigo ink pads.

How I love to ride the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s autumn Summerville Steam Special—a full day of touring including luncheon on the dining car. The sound made by the wheels on the rails is mesmerizing.

The steam engine stamp in the Traveler stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is a great way to bring back happy memories while also creating a greeting card for a “guy.” I keep a couple on hand, with no stamped sentiment, for times when I need a birthday, thank you, or just a note card.

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