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Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! For Unto Us Stamp Set. Show all posts

Monday, September 06, 2021

Use Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and Fresh Freesia for a refreshing Christmas Card look


  • Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set
  • Select a Fresh Freesia color palette for a novel Christmas look
  • Paper crafting fun with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.

One of my favorite carry-over sets from past catalogs is the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch.  Today, I used this combination to create a fresh, fun Christmas Card as I continue to build up my stash for the holidays.  I encourage you to get started now, by ordering the products you need so when you have a few hours of free time, you'll be able to begin your holiday cards, too.  I combined Fresh Freesia cardstock, A Fresh Freesia print from the In Color Designer Series Paper and Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon with both heat embossing and dry embossing to fashion today's cards.  Adding a few Pastel Pearls finished the card perfectly.  A quick reminder:  We've begun the final month of Sale-a-Bration.  Until 30 September, for each $50 or $100 order you place (less tax and shipping), you'll earn FREE Sale-A-Bration selections.

Download a free copy of the Sale-a-Bration Brochure here.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set

The basecard for this card is Fresh Freesia Cardstock.  Then a layer of Basic White Cardstock is dry embossed using the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder.  This is one of the smaller embossing folders, so I needed to run the top half of the Basic White layer, and then the bottom half of the Basic White layer.  I didn't need to be too fussy about lining up the embossing folder in the middle of the layer because the middle is covered by a piece of the 2021-2023 In Color 6" X 6" Designer series Paper.  

Handmade Christmas Card using a novel Fresh Freesia color palette and Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp set

Then, I created an image layer using an Fresh Freesia oval scalloped layer and a Basic White oval using the retired Layering Ovals Dies.  There's an entire psychology around shapes and what they make you feel.  Ovals, with their softer angles, often represent magic and mystery, which we often feel from our childhood-memories of Christmas, along with the eternity of Christ's birth.   So, although the Layering Ovals dies are retired, I'll continue to use them for many of my designs.  

Two 2021 Christmas Cards using Pine Trees and novel Fresh Freesia color palette with Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Next, I selected a stamp from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, stamped it in Versamark ink, and covered it with White embossing powder.  I used my heat tool to set the embossing powder, and punched out the pine tree shape using the Pine tree Punch, which coordinates with the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set.  Below the embossed tree, which is mounted on Dimensionals, I stamped a Merry Christmas sentiment from the For Unto Us Stamp Set, using Fresh Freesia ink.  I finished the card front by adding a bow in Fresh Freesia 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon, and adding 3 Pastel Pearls. 

Tools used to create a handmade Christmas Card featuring Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set

I love redoing past card designs using new colors and products.  This is a great card design to try in your favorite holiday colors. 

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order.  Use the September Host Code if your order is between $50-$149 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify.  September Host Code:  Z7NVNE7B  


  • Stamps:  Perfectly Plaid, For Unto Us
  • Ink:  Fresh Freesia, Versamark Ink
  • Paper:  Fresh Freesia, Basic White, In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortments
  • Accessories: Layering Ovals Dies (retired), Pine Tree Punch, 3/8" Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, Pastel Pearls, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Wintry 3 Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit - Order by 10 September 2021 


Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.  This month's kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes -- 4 each of 3 designs.  That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes!  Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you're thinking about crisp red apples or you're ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit--designed in a vivid fall palette--is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn loves! 

What is Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in paper crafting.

Paper Pumpkin introduces you to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from one-of-a-kind ink pads to eye-catching embellishments.  This is an essay way to build up your supplies and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind.  It's something to look forward to every month.  Each kit includes step by step instructions, plus an on-line video showing how to assemble your kit.  But its more fun when you purchase two kits and craft with a friend.  It's a great alternative to meeting for lunch or drinks.  

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Header for Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit September 2021

About the Kit 
  • Kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat packages -- 4 each of 3 designs.  The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!  
  • Finished treat box size:  2-1/2" X 2" 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Coordinating Colors:  Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent
  • Subscribe:  By 10 Sept 2021 at

Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchased month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD. 

And, another benefits of purchasing a subscription now:   During Sale-A-Bration, you'll also earn Free Sale-A-Bration selections with 3-month, 6-month or one year prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  Just include the subscription item number with your next order.


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 Download Free Catalogs

Cover photo of Stampin' Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure

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

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