Paper Pumpkin Alternative #3…!

Hello All!

Thanks for peeking in for the 3rd in the Paper Pumpkin Alternative Series!

Again, here is what the completed Kit WOULD have looked like!


Today’s Card if from the 3rd from the left, the tree!


Here is my Card!


I leaned this back to catch all the Basic Jewels Rhinestones and

 the Red Basic Jewel Rhinestones, I added, to the 2 snowflake centers

and to decorate the tree! The 2 Red Rhinestones are on the greeting banner mat!

The Card base is Shaded Spruce, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″.

The Whisper White front panel is 3.75″ x 5″ and embossed with the

Softly Falling 3D EF!

I also ran the small panel, that came in the kit, with the same EF!

The greeting is stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, from the

Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.

The Paper Pumpkin supplied:

The small panel, the tree, the greeting label and mat piece, and the snowflakes!


Here is the inside of the card!


In Shaded Spruce Ink, the sentiment is from the retired,

Hearts Come Home stamp set.

The inside panel measures 4″ x 5.25″


Until the next Post…Blessings and Peace and Happiness to you ALL!

Paper Alternative #2…!

Hello and Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is #2 in my Paper Pumpkin Alternative Series!

Here is the Paper Pumpkin November Winter Gifts Set!


Today’s Card is from the second tag from the left, the sled with the deer!


Here is my Card!


The card base is Early Espresso Cardstock, it measures 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

folded in half on the score line,

the front panel is Whisper White panel is 3.75″ x 5″,

inside Whisper White panel is 4″ x 5.25″.

I used a scrap of Whisper White to punch out the white snowflake.

I used the retired Snowflake Punch!

Again the Softly Falling 3D EF was used for the front panel.

All the other pieces were from the kit!

The sled, the deer, the flagged greeting banner, and the label for the greeting.

It doesn’t show up well, but the deer is silver!

I added the Braided Linen Bow, threaded through the sled holes, and

adhered on the back of the sled with Mini Glue Dots!

I also added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the

snowflake center and scattered on the card front!


Again, a simple inside!


I used the Snow Is Glistening (retired) stamp set for the inside sentiment.

The greeting and the inside sentiment were stamped with the Shaded Spruce Ink.

Plenty of space again, for a personal note and signature!

Tomorrow will be the 3rd in the Paper Pumpkin Alternative Series!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Snow Fun to you ALL!


Paper Pumpkin Alternatives!

Hello Everyone!

Today is the first day in a series of 4!

I subscribe to Stampin’Up! monthly kit, Paper Pumpkin!

November’s Kit was for 24 tags!

I do not really have use for gift tags, especially that many!

So, I did want any Card Maker would do…I made them into cards!

I now have 24 Christmas Cards…6 each of 4 designs!

I will share the Cards over the next 4 days!

Here is what the Kit pictures, for the completed tags!


For all the cards, made from these tags…other items were also added!

Today’s Card is from the first tag on the left, with the red bird!

All are standard A2 Card bases- 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

folded in half on the score line!


Here is my Card!


The Softly Falling 3d Embossing Folder (EF) got a workout, on all the Cards!

I used the EF on the background panel, Whisper White– 3.75″ x 5″ and

I also die cut, with the Stitched Shapes Dies, the circle, and used the EF on this too!

The Card Base is Poppy Parade. Although the Kit stated Real Red, I thought the

Poppy Parade went better with the red bird!

The Big Shot got a workout with the EF and Dies!

The Paper Pumpkin pieces were:

The Winter Gifts Stamp Set included in the Kit!

I used one of the stamps for the greeting!

the background tag, the ribbon (I made a bow to cover the tag hole)

 the red bird die cut, the die cut, greeting banner (unstamped), and the holly leaves!

I also added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little bling!

A Black Rhinestone Basic Jewel was used for the bird’s eye!


Here is the simple inside!


The Whisper White panel is 4″ x 5.25″ and stamped with the sentiment from

the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set, in Shaded Spruce Ink, as is the greeting.

Plenty of space to write a personal note and signature!


See you tomorrow for the next Card!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Peace to you ALL!


Christmas Wishes…!

Today is the last Card is my  Christmastime Is Here Series!

Today’s Card uses the Cardstock from Debbie’s Cards, but

since I didn’t have the Stamp Set, I changed up the style!

Although I did not use ANY Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP

this is still part of the series…the Card base and mats are from

Debbie’s Christmas Cards!

Here are Debbie’s Cards again!


I used the Cardstock base of the upper left card!

Here is my Card!


I was going to stamp this all around, but it didn’t fit.

I settled for one stamping!

Here is the inside!


Identical to the front!

The greeting and sentiment are different and Jewels on front, not inside!

Oh, Wait, there is one on the center of the Poinsettia!



Cherry Cobbler- 8.5″ x 5.5″ score at 4.25″ fold in half on the score, large tent style

Mossy Meadow- front mat, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- front panel, 3.75″ x 5″      inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″


Peaceful Poinsettia- greeting and inside sentiments, flora and leaves with berries


Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:  front and inside stamping

Light and Dark Poppy Parade- poinsettia

Light Mossy Meadow- leaves

Dark Real Red- berries


Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels- berries on front

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots- poinsettia centers, scattered on the card front

Here is the card, again!

When I made a different card base for the other cards, I had this base leftover!

So, out of the supplies Debbie sent me and adding a few items of my own,

I was able to make 6 cards!

The Christmas Stash is growing!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Wishes to you ALL!

Bright & Merry Days!

Hello All!

Today’s Card is the 5th Card for my Christmastime is Here Series!

Here again is Debbie’s Cards!



Here is Today’s Card!


I used the a fussy cut rose spray  from the DSP for the front of the Card!

I also used the banner greeting from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set!

I did a change up from the upper right card of Debbie’s Cards!

Here is the inside of the Card!


Simple, yet elegant!




Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White Regular- a scrap for greeting banner

Gold Foil Sheet- 4″ x 5.25″ mat for DSP

inside strip- .25″ x 4″


Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP- 3.75″ x 5″ front panel

.75″ x 4″ strip inside bottom

fussy-cut Florals


Toile Christmas- greeting and inside sentiment


Delicata Golden Glitz- greeting and inside sentiment


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Christmas Cardinal Dies- front greeting banner


Gold Glitter Enamel Dots- scattered on card front

Here is the Card, once again!


Another for the Stash!


Until the next Post…Merry & Bright to you ALL!


Happiest Christmas Wishes…!

Hey All!

Welcome Back for the Fourth Card in my

Christmastime Is Here Suite Series!

It all started with a Christmas Card Club I joined with

fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrator, Debbie Henderson!

I received the kit, but I didn’t purchase the stamp set or the dies…

No problem! I fussy cut from the DSP, the roses, used other Christmas Stamps,

current or retired…and also other types of dies!

I only purchased the DSP, Ribbon and the Gold Glitter Dots!

Saved a ton of money, but this DSP just speaks for itself!

Again, here are Debbie’s Cards!


Here is the Christmastime Is Here Suite!

Christmastime is Here large square


Here is my Card!


Debbie’s Card to follow is the lower right in her picture!

I changed mine up using a Die set from the Holiday Catalog…a sleeper die set!

Look on page 53…it is in with Halloween Stamp Set. I passed it over, because

I really don’t do Halloween…the frames there are pretty!

You could use them for other projects, not just Halloween!


Here is the inside of the Card!


Aren’t these frames cute?

Ornate Frames Dies- 150554- 11 Dies for $34

I saw another demonstrator’s use of these frames on Pinterest!

It took me several paging through, to find these! So glad I did!

Just an ADD-ON…these frames will be mentioned, in the NEW Mini Catalog,

Starting on January 3, 2020!

Get these frames now so you can have them for the NEW Stamp Set in the

(named-Perfectly Framed-16 photopolymer stamps)

NEW Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Occasions Catalog!)

Also, the New Sale-A-Bration Catalog will premier on the same day, Jan. 3, 2020!

Just received my Demonstrator copies of these Catalogs, yesterday!

Squee!  So many neat things coming!!!!




Early Espresso- card base, 4.25″ x 11″ score @ 5.5″ fold in half on the score (Tent Style)

Whisper White- front panel, 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″            inside panel, 3.75″ x 5″

scraps to die cut the greeting and the inside sentiments

Mossy Meadow- scrap pieces to die cut the ornate frames for greeting and inside sentiments


Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP-

Top front piece- 1.5″ x 4″

Bottom piece- 4″ x 4″

inside top piece- .50″ x 4″


Dashing Deer- greeting and inside sentiments


Early Espresso- greeting and inside sentiments


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Ornate Frames Dies- front and inside frames  front Whisper White greeting pane

Rectangle Stitched Dies- sentiment pane


Gold Shimmer Ribbon- 6″ for piece across top, secured on back side

3″ piece to make a knot bow, trim ends down

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots- at the top and on the front banner/greeting

Here is the Card, again!


Those Frames are a Sweet Surprise!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Happy Wishes to you ALL!