A Ginger Snap! Holly Berry Happiness!

Creating a quick & easy Christmas card was high on my list today.  Many of us are crazy busy as the Holidays approach but we still like to create some handmade Christmas cards.  This card fits the bill!


Kraft Card Stock adds real warmth to my card and helps the Holly stand out.


Ginger's Snaps: 

  • Kraft c.s. cardbase 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2",
  • Warmth & Cheer DSP mat 2" x 3" (next time I will try 2-1/2" x 3"),
  • Strip of Gold Glimmer Paper 1/4' x 4-1/4", adhere beneath the sentiment 
  • Whisper White c.s. 1-3/8" x 4-1/4", stamp sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
  • Stamp 2 small Holly Berry Leaves on Old Olive c.s & 1 large Holly Berry Leaf on Graden Green c.s. with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punch with the Holly Berry Builder Punch,
  • Stamp Holly Berries on Real Red c.s. with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & punch with the Hollly Berry Builder Punch,
  • Assemble the Holly on the card.


Stampin' Up! makes creating fun & easy – especially because they encourage us to c.a.s.e. (copy and Share everything) from the catalog. And, that is just what I did with this card.  It can be found on page 27 of the 2016 -2017 Holiday Catalog. I considered using Crumb Cake c.s. but it does not provide the warmth that the Kraft c.s. provides.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog today!  Just a reminder that the Stitched Framelits are available today!  If you have not heard about these framelits and the sale, click stitched framelits post for more information.



Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

A Ginger Snap! NEW! Stitched Shapes Framelits & Save 25%!

NEW! Stitched Shapes Framelits & Save 25%!
STARTING NOV. 1 you can purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog.  I love the sweet edging the dies create and classic shapes that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares, Circles and Ovals Dies.
Check out the “stitching” the dies create on the “for you” layer!
HOW DID THEY DO THAT? I have been asked how Stampin’ Up! created the rectangle from a square “stitched” die in the sample above. Here’s what my Upline shared with me as well as photo tips Here:

Line up the framelit on your paper so one end of the framelit and the paper are off the platform. You only want to cut three sides of the square. Run it through the Big Shot.

Rotate your paper and carefully line up the framelit with the cuts of the first run. Make sure that one end of the framelit and paper are off the platform, so it doesn’t cut a line down the middle of your rectangle. Then run it through the Big Shot.

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Layering Circles, Squares and Ovals Dies! Here are the approximate sizes of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:

Circles: 1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, 2-7/8″

Squares: 1-3/16″, 1-5/8″, 2-1/8″, 2-5/8″

Ovals: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/16″, 2-1/4″ x 1-5/16″, 2-3/4″ x 1-13/16″, 3-1/4″ x 2-5/16″.

AND IT GETS EVEN BETTER!  Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off select stamp sets that coordinate beautifully with the dies.  Click  25% off list to download the sale  sheet.
Check out the Stitched Framelits Sneak Peek video Here 
Click the link Samples Stitched Framelits  to download some samples.

  Any of these items can be ordered on my On Line Store Store starting November 1. 2016 through November 30, 2016.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog today!





A Ginger Snap!A Sketch Challenge With Freshly Made Sketches!

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought that this challenge would be the perfect opportunity for me to create another Halloween card.


This is a nice card for anyone who does not like ghosts, goblins or spooky characters.  The trio of pumpkins are quite friendly and shouldn't scare anyone! And, they help to connect my scene to my sentiment.  Can't beat double duty!


Here's the sketch that prompted my card.  Obviously I took some creative options with the sketch but that is allowed.  The sketch is a starting point to help get the creative juices flowing.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Please remember that if you have any questions about any of my creations, I am only an email away and I truly enjoy interacting with my Blog Readers!  I was short on time the last couple of posts, but I promise to get back to providing more detail on future posts.  

If you need any of the items used on my card today, just click on the picture of the item below to be taken to my On Line Store.



Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: