12 Weeks of Christmas Week 9 - Merriest Wishes Bundle - on sale!

Merriest Wishes Stamp Set Merry Tags Framelits www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I love the Merry Tags Framelits Dies and they are on sale (while supplies last!) for 50% off the regular price during the Year End Closeout Sale.

Gold is such an elegant accent to any card and this one features both the Gold Glimmer Paper and the Gold Foil Sheets and finished with a bow made with Gold 1/8" Ribbon.  It's an beautiful, simple design and so easy to make!

Download Merriest Wishes Bundle PDF Instructions

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You might think that the Whisper White background is made with an embossing folder but it's actually embossed paper from the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous Specialty Designer Series Paper is also on sale for 20%...but...ONLY while supplies last.

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  • White-on-white textured designs that show when paper is inked
  • 12 sheets; 2 each of 6 single-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • acid free, lignin free

Here's a quick video on this amazing paper and ways to use it in your projects:


Check out all the closeout items offered during the promotion here in my store.

Details of the offer:

  • Retiring items from the Occasions catalog are identified.  Some of these items are on sale.  Stamp sets will be guaranteed available until December 21 (and then while supplies last).  Accessories are available ONLY while supplies last.
  • Past retired items are only available while supplies last.
  • Some current products are over-stocked and have been set aside at huge savings.  Once the overage has sold the price will return to the regular price so hurry if you want anything on this list!

Here are some more wonderful ideas using the Merry Tags Framelits Dies and Merriest Wishes stamp set - hurry and pick up your set before they sell out!

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Our concept artists at Stampin' Up! are so talented and our catalogs are full of amazing ideas including these two gorgeous samples!

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Just in CASE - Merry Mice Stamp Set

Thursday's Just in CASE Series...


Each week I pick out a card from the catalog and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both. When CASEing if you go too far, you are then creating your very own card and have just been inspired by the card or project you started to CASE. 

The More you CASE the more you learn to be creative so there is nothing wrong with CASEing!

Just in Case Series Merry Mice Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com horz

Today's card I cased from page 104 of the Annual Catalog.  I substituted the Friendly Wishes Stamp set for the Merry Mice stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

Just in Case Series Merry Mice Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I have had so much fun with the Merry Mice Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog that I used today.   I decided to keep the colors the same as in the catalog giving the card a fun color palette beyond red and green for Christmas.  

It is quick and easy to make a square envelope for this card using our envelope punch board Square envelopes do require extra postage so if you want to save on postage this card will fit in our regular medium envelope too. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and don't forget you can download the instructions and supply list for today's card.

Download Free Tutorial Just in CASE Merry Mice

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End of the Year Closeout SALE

Merry Mice Stamp Set is reduced to $13.60 in the red rubber clear mount #142145 while supplies last.

Today Stampin' Up! is sharing with us the items in the Holiday Catalog that will be retiring.  Once this list is out...

  • Accessories in the Holiday Catalog are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
  • Retiring Stamp Sets will be guaranteed until December 21 but after that they will only be whiles supplies last!

You can visit my online store and look under the Year End Closeout category - to see what is on-sale. 

Click Here to see Holiday Item Retiring List.

Hop on over to Alison's  blog and see what she CASED today!


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Paisley & Posies Twisted Fun Fold Card

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Today's post is a show and tell, how to make a Twisted Fun Fold card.  It is really much easier than it looks.  You all know I love simple!  


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You are going to start with a piece of cardstock that is 4 1/4" x 11".  
Score from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner. 


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Then fold your cardstock on the scored mark.  I use a bone folder to go across the fold mark to make a nice fold.  


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Now make a score mark in the center of the card stock as shown with the blue dashed line.  


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Fold the card in half at the scored line. 

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 This is how the card will look when open.


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This fun fold creates a pocket on the card front and also one on the inside. 


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If you would like to line the pockets of your card you will need two pieces of paper that are 4 1/2" x 4" and cut as shown above, one for the inside pocket and one for the outside pocket.


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To decorate the front and inside of the you will need a piece of designer paper that is 2" x 5 1/2".
Cut the designer paper as shown above.


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Embellish card as desired!

For my card I choose Flirty Flamingo Cardstock for the card base.  The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632 on page 172 of the Annual Catalog to give the card a WOW.  You can see some of the gold foil highlights in the paper.  It is hard to see how beautiful this paper is in person!  

The Punches I used for the flowers are...

  • Petite Petals Punch #133322
  • Pansy Punch #130698
  • Tree Builder Punch #138295

I used Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Gold Glimmer Paper for the flowers. 

I created a Technique How To Video Series a few years back with over 52 different techniques.  Each Technique includes a How To Video, Technique Page with instructions and a blog post describing them.

The Twisted Fun Fold has been viewed of 70,000 times on YouTube, isn't that unbelievable.  

Click Here to Watch the Twisted Card Video.


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Sunday Sketches SS012 Flurry of Wishes
ON SALE tomorrow!

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You won't want to miss out on getting the Flurry of Wishes Stamp set and Coordinating Snow Flurry Punch Bundle for only $31.20.

That is 20% off the regular price ONLY TOMORROW during Stampin' Up!'s 24 Hour Flash Sale! Whiles supplies last!

Today's Sketch

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Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11" for a top fold or 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for a side fold
  • Next Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Belly Band: 1" x 9"
  • Embellishment for the Belly Band anything you choose!

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Let your imagination run wild! 

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Flurry Wishes Stamp Set & Snow Flurry Punch by Stampin' Up!

As a Wedding gift to my niece I stamped her wedding 140 wedding invitations.  She is getting Married  in January so in Minnesota there is a good chance that snow flakes will be flying so I thought they were fitting for the invites. 

The colors we used are Basic Gray, Pool Party and Very Vanilla and are the colors of her wedding.  The belly band is Silver Glimmer Paper.  I print out the invitation part on my computer and then stamp and put them together.  It is a pretty easy way to make invitations and they are a huge hit!

Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

In the snow country snowflakes just aren't for Christmas.  We can use them for almost any occasions a good part of the year.

Snow Flurry Punch by Stampin' Up!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

Snow Flurry Punch and Flurry Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here are a couple of cards made by the concept artist at Stampin' Up!


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Remember while the samples I am sharing today are Christmas snowflakes continue on into the New Year!

Don't forget this set and punch bundle are only on Sale Tomorrow 11/28 so don't wait too long to place your order - some items are only while supplies last.

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