Cold Hands in Nome Alaska

Our neighbor's daughter whom we have watched grow up recently moved to Nome Alaska.  What and adventure!  I know her hands are getting cold.  The other morning as she headed to work she mentioned it was  26 degrees F.   Since her work is with Parks and Recreation she is often working out doors.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Punch, Eskimo Card,
I thought I would send her a card with some news from home.  We do keep in touch via Facebook but nothing can replace a handstamped  card with a handwritten note in the mail when far away from home.

This is a very quick and cute card.  The card base is 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White Thick cardstock.  If you haven't purchased this before you will LOVE it for all you card bases which are white.  It is the same weight as our colored cardstock so it gives it a nice sturdy feel.  

I embossed the next layer of Whisper White  (4"  x  5 1/4") with the Softly Falling embossing folder using the Big Shot.  

Cookie Cutter Christams stamp set by stampin up

The Eskimo is stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  

The Igloo is cut out using the Layering Circles Framelits & Big Shot and then ran through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

Cookie Cutter Christams stamp set by stampin up 2

Isn't it amazing how different the Santa, Moose and  Teddy Bear all look using the same punch. 

This stamp set is Called Cookie Cutter Christmas but don't let the name fool you.   You can use it for so many different things.  If you missed it check out the Easter Bunny I made using the punch.

Cookie Cutter Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget if you buy the stamp set and punch together in the Bundle #140396 you save 10%!

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Sunday Sketches SS007 Merry Mice Stamp Set

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSOO7 by Stamps to Die For. Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

Sunday Sketches SS007 by Stamps to Die For
Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" X 11" or 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Designer Paper: 4" x 4"
  • Glimmer Paper: 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake: 2 3/4" x 3"
  • Scraps for banners

Sunday Sketches SS007 by Stamps to Die For 529-horz

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. 

Sunday Sketches SS007 Stampin Up Merry Mice Stamp Set Christmas Card - no coloring -3

While the Merry Mice stamp set is an outline stamp set many people think you have to color them.  I do love to color but not everyone does so I wanted to show you that you can simply stamp this image on colored paper and it looks very cool.

Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper by Stampin Up

The fun patterned paper with the Christmas ornaments is from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love the paper stacks as you get so much variety and they are perfect for both card making an Project Life memory keeping scrapbooking.

Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options.

  • 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
  • Acid free
  • Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Garden Green, Whisper White

Card sketches are so much fun and inspirational.  I hope you are enjoying the card sketch series.  Have a great week!



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Border Buddy 12 Weeks of Christmas Week 3

Father Christmas

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week with our third week in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series.  We hope you've been enjoying this new series of posts.

This card features that absolutely gorgeous stamp set called Father Christmas.  I have some wonderful demonstrator friends who I swap with each month and this card literally took my breath away when I opened it.  My friend (and team member) Melva Peters made this beauty!

Father christmas stamp set 3

Check out the detail on Santa's sack.  Melva even wrapped some gold Bakers's Twine from the Holiday Catalogue Trio Pack around the top of the sack and added some of the Mini Jingles Bells.  The bells have 60 in a package, 30 each of silver and red.  

Father Christmas  2

When you open the card you see that  Father Christmas has been stamped, coloured and cut out and popped up inside  so he peeks through the scallop oval opening on the front of the card.

Father christmas stamp set 4


  1. Score Real Red cardstock (8 ½” x 5 ½” piece) at 4 ¼” and fold in half to make card base.
  2. Stamp the Crumb Cake card stock (4" x 5  1/4")with the greeting and border in Versamark.
  3. Sprinkle with Real Red Glitter emboss powder and heat to set. (Hint: you can tell when the powder is set as it will start to twinkle and turn to a lighter pinky colour).
  4. Sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink and distress the edge using a pair of scissors or distressing tool.
  5. Adhere Crumb Cake piece to the Real Red card base.
  6. Under the sentiment and above the bottom border, cut out a scalloped oval using the 3 ¼” opening scalloped oval framelit – cut through both pieces of cardstock.
  7. Stamp the Father Christmas and bag images on Whisper White card stock (4" x 5 1/4"). Colour using markers.
  8. Colour over the trim on Father Christmas’s coat and his beard with Clear Wink of Stella.
  9. Colour over the bag using Gold Wink of Stella.
  10. Sponge the edges of Father Christmas and the bag using Crumb Cake ink.
  11. Tie the gold Baker’s twice around the bag twice, tying on a silver and red mini jingle bell. You may need to adhere the bells to the card using Glue Dots.
  12. Adhere the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (4" x 5 1/4") to the inside of the card stock.
  13. Adhere Father Christmas inside the card using Snail Adhesive
  14. Adhere the bag to the outside of the card using Dimensionals.







Just in CASE Suite Sayings

Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

Alison and I both CASE a card and share it each Thursday.  One of the fun parts for us is we don't know until you do which card each other has cased. 

CASEing COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING is when you pick out a card and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both,  but if you go too far you are then creating your very own card and just are 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  Suite Sayings stamp set by Stampin Up -horz
Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 104 Right: My CASE

Today's card is and exact case and can be found on page 104 of the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  There are so many great stamping ideas in the catalog that it is not only a book of the products available to you, but also a great tool for inspiration. 

My colors might be a bit different than the sample.  It is hard to tell as photography lighting can be so different from picture to picture.  And remember Stampin' Up! has professional photographers and cameras.

Just in Case 104 Suite Sayings stamp set by Stampin Up 2

The sample in the catalog is to show case the sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  I love the variety of fonts used in this set and also how many occasions the sentiments cover.  

Today's card is going to a very special person in my life our Daughter Danielle she turns 36 today.  She is the most amazing daughter, wife and mother to her 4 wonderful children.  Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Suite Sayings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This stamp set was first featured last winter in the Occasions Catalog and I am so glad it came out in the Annual catalog with the great versatility of this set.

Flower Patch Stamp Set by Stampin Up

The flower stamp set used in the card is from Flower Patch stamp set on page 150.

Flower Fair Framelits by Stampin Up
It has a coordinating framelit called Flower Fair.  We all love the framelits and punches so there is no fussy cutting.  For this card I cut out the Flower and one of the leaves to give it a bit more dimension.

Just in CASE Suite Sayings & Flower Patch stamp set by Stampin Up

The color palette for today's card was...

  • Melon Mambo for the large cutout flower
  • Pink Pirouette for the small flowers
  • Old Olive for the leaves (the solid part is off stamped once).
  • Smoky Slate for the sentiment
  • Old Olive Bakers Twine

  Stampin Up Color Palette

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


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