Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Fresh Freesia for Christmas Card? Yes! if using Merriest Moment Bundle


  • Stampin' Up! Merriest Moment Bundle
  • Check out the coordinating colors for the Kisses & Hugs January Kit
  • New Stampin' Up! catalogs in the mail to customers
I loving using non-traditional colors for Christmas Cards.  I'm also on a kick to use up some of my fun Sale-A-Bration papers.  Today's combination did both, and I'm so pleased with how these cards turned out.  Additionally, I can see using this card's layout and paper choices -- minus the pointestia-- for other celebrations.  I'm  using the Merriest Moment Bundle on today's card.  And I'm happy to say that this set will carry over to next year's holiday mini catalog.  However, you'll want to pick it up this year at the bundle saving as after this year's mini retires, it won't be sold as a bundle with the 10% savings.  Plus I love that this set can be used for more than holidays.  Just change the sentiment on this card and you'll easily have a great Spring greeting card.  As an added bonus, this is a unique bundle--a hybrid bundle.  It includes the stamp set, the coordinating dies, and the embossing folder.  One of the dies cuts at the same time you're using the embossing folder, saving you a step in your creative process! Take a closer look at this hybrid bundle, item #156783, here.     

Handmade Christmas Card in non-traditional colors using Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments

The basecard for this Thick Basic White.  Then a layer of Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper, which was a free Sale-A-Bration Selection during August, and turned out to be perfect for this card.  Then I created a die cut using the 2021-2023 Shimmer Paper in Fresh Freesia. This Shimmer paper has a side that sparkles and a plain side.  I found that when you dry emboss the plain side, that it creates a white outline, giving this paper a more distressed look.

Christmas Card using Fresh Freesia colors and the Stampin' Up! Merriest Moment Stamp, Die and Embossing Folder bundle

As I mentioned above, this is a hybrid die and embossing set.  That means I die cut and embossed the Fresh Freesia Shimmer Paper image in one pass through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine.   This set of dies also includes the stitched rectangle die, which I used to die cut the Basic White area used for the sentiment.  

Christmas Cards in two versions using non-traditional colors and Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from Merriest Moments in Fresh Freesia Ink.  I added a Fresh Freesia Ribbon, and I stamped two of the poinsettia stamps from this stamp set, die cut them, and layered them on the corner of the card. I added a pearl from the Pastel Pearl package to the center of the poinsettia.  

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  • Stamps:  Merriest Moment
  • Ink: Fresh Freesia
  • Paper: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (Retired), 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
  • Accessories:   Pastel Pearls, Fresh Freesia 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon, Gilded Gems, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Kisses & Hugs January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit

We all know roses are red and violets are b lue--it's time that love-themed cards got an upgrade!  The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid Jealous.

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine's Day.  It works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaires, weddings, birthdays, or those "just because" days.  Gold Foil accents, heart-shaped base cards, and this kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Spot.

And, beginning 25 January, if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase coordinating treat boxes that include 20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags, plus gold cord.   if treat packaging isn't your jam this month, the components of this kit are extremely versatile, allowing you to explore other crafting opportunities of your own.

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper project for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving.

If you're a subscriber, check your subscription.  Many stampers subscribed to Paper Pumpkin in January 2021 and earned Free Sale-A-Bration benefits, and their subscription ended in December 2021.  Wait until 4 January 2022 to renew your yearly subscription, and again earn Free Sale-A-Bration selections with your subscriptions.

Place your order for Kisses & Hugs Kit and your yearly Subscription renewal by 10 January 2022.

About the Kisses & Hugs Kit 
  • The kit includes enough supplies to create 10 cards -- 5 each of 2 designs -- and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Card size:  4-1/2" X 4-1/4" heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating Colors:  Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla
  • Order early:  Supplies may be limited towards the end of the subscription period
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New January-June 2022 Mini Catalog Mailed to My Customers  

Some of my customers have already received the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and the Free Sale-A-Bration Selection brochure.   More will receive their copies before the end of December. This catalog is filled with Stamp Sets, Dies and accessories for Valentines, Spring Celebrations, Easter, Mother Day, Father's Day and Graduation themes.  Ordering begins 4 January 2022.  If you've received crafting cash as part of your holiday gifts from family and friends, you'll want to start your Shopping List now to be ready when ordering from the new catalogs begins!


Download Free Catalogs

Download current catalogs now.  Look for downloads of the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and the Free Sale-A-Bration Selection brochure downloads on 4 January 2021. 

Covers of Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and Stampin' Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog

  • Download a Free copy of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, here.
  • Download a Free copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog here.

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1 comment:

  1. Your card in fresh fresia is gorgeous! I normally do not like monochromatic but this is beautiful! TFS!!