Monday, November 04, 2019

Glittery Winter Woods makes stunning Holiday Cards

  • Winter Woods Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!
  • Ice Stamping Glitter
  • New Paper Trimmer Now Available
  • Join our Holiday Card Classes and send Gorgeous Christmas Cards

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods Stamp Set

We had so much fun this weekend making Holiday cards.  One of the cards we made was this glittery holiday card that works for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any fall "Thinking of you" occasion, depending on the sentiment you use.  It uses the lovely Winter Woods Stamp Set and the Ice Stampin' Glitter.  Linen Thread, the Subtle Embossing Folder and a sentiment from the September Paper Pumpkin kit works well for this card.       

The basecard for this card is Thick Whisper White.  Then a layer of Crumb Cake dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Then the image layer is Whisper White.


I stamped the woods in the center, then added more on each edge.  Then I used a sponge dauber and added Crumb Cake in swirls to the bottom of the trees to anchor them.  Then I added glue to the branches and dipped the area with the wet glue into Ice Stampin' Glitter, tapping off any excess.  I set the card front aside to dry. 

Once dry, I added three layers of Linen Thread.  Then I cut a circle for my sentiment using the Layering Circles Dies.  The sentiment is from the stamp set included with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink.  A triple blow of Linen Thread was added to the sentiment using a glue dot.  To finish the card, I added some of the Frosted Epoxy Droplets.


You can see the glitter on the tree branches best in the photo above.  You'll love the Winter Woods Stamp Set.  You'll love everything you make with this lovely stamp set.


  • Stamps: Winter Woods
  • Ink:   Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Ice Stampin' Glitter, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers, Layering Circle Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Multipurpose Glue, Glue Dot

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.

Customers can now order the new Paper Trimmer 

During yesterday's card class we were looking closely at the new Paper Trimmer and discovered these new features.

New Stampin' Up Paper Trimmer Item #152392 Price:  $25.00

-The old Paper Trimmer had a locking mechanism on the cutting guides, that had to be locked and unlocked.  The new paper trimmer clicks into place so the cutting guides stay in place while being transported. It disengages when lifted, taking less effort than the old locking mechanism.
-The blades are much more substantial.  Looking at the underside of the blades, there is much more surface to both the cutting blade and scoring blades than our previous blades.  Also, the handles on both blades are also more substantial, making them easier to guide when cutting paper.
- The new Paper Trimmer includes a paper guide measurements not only on the left side and right side, but also in the middle of the Paper Trimmer making it easier to line up a shorter piece of cardstock.
-The new paper cutter has a swing out arm like our old paper cutter, but it is a couple inches longer than our older paper cutter.
- The one piece missing from the new Paper Trimmer is the handy storage on the under side of the Paper Trimmer.  However, without this extra storage, the new paper trimmer is lighter weight.
- We also noticed that the blade channel was much narrower than the old Paper Trimmer blade channel. We assume that this will result in a much finer cutas the blade has less room to wiggle.
- The new Paper Trimmer cuts nice and smooth, and you're going to be happy with your new purchase.

Place your order now.
  • The new Paper Trimmer comes with one cutting blade and one scoring blade.  
  • Paper trimmer (Item 152392): $25.00 USD
  • 15-3/8" X 8-1/2"
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips

New Stampin' Up Paper Trimmer Item #152392 Price:  $25.00

Create beautiful hand-made Cards to send this Christmas.  Join us for one of Two Holiday Card Classes

Stress-free planning to get your holiday cards out on time begins with these upcoming card classes.

November 10, 2019
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Long Class - Christmas/Thanksgiving Cards Class #11
The art of effective holiday planning and sending meaningful Christmas Cards to your friends and family starts with this fun card class to created these cards, which you can use as samples or templates to make more holiday cards on your own. You'll want to make sure you have all the supplies you need and enough time to complete your cards before December rolls around. 

In this class, we'll make the cards in the photo below.  Six full-size cards where you'll use stamp sets, papers, and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! catalogs to see which will become your favorites for card-making this holiday season.  These are great handmade cards to use when you want to send a special message to friends, or family, or need a thank-your for a special hostess. 


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Join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon to create these 6 beautiful cards.     

We're using lots of bling, die cuts and foils on these cards, so be sure to take a closer look at each of the cards we're making in this class.  

Click here to register for the class

Class size is limited.  So register now.  Your class fee of $28 for these projects will include precut materials and embellishments.  

Can't make the class?  If you already have thstamps, punches and dies, just order the Class To Go:  You'll receive a precut kit you'll stamp on your own along with cutting instructions, card recipes and how to assemble your cards. Use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.   

November 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Short Class - Monday Morning Coffee & Holiday Christmas Cards Class #12
This short, fun class is perfect for grabbing a quick cup of coffee with friends and making a few beautiful Holiday cards.  Try special foil papers papers, stamp sets and dies and then order more of what you like so you'll have time to finished special hand-made cards for friends and family in time for the the busy Holiday season.

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Start the week out right and join us for our Monday Morning, 10:00 AM class to create this beautiful set of cards.     

Take a closer look at the cards we're making.  Scroll through close-ups of each card.  

Register for this Monday Morning class while visiting my Meetup registration site.       

Class size is limited, so register for the class now.  Your class fee of $15 for these projects will include precut materials and embellishments.    

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.

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Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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