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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Easy Christmas Card idea using Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies


  • Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies
  • Check out the Back-In-Stock listing for your Fall favorites
  • Home For The Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • 5 New Designer Series Paper available as Online Exclusives 

When I begin working with a new stamp set and coordinating dies bundle, like today's Merriest Trees Bundle, I like to try a simple card layout that lets me get a feel for how I might work with this stamp set.  I decided on a color theme of Verry Vanilla and Pecan Pie with Copper accents.   I stamped the large tree in Pecan Pie Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, and then used Versamark Ink to stamp a sentiment over the tree.  I covered the stamped sentiment with White Embossing Powder and heat set the embossing powder with my Heat tool.  Then, I added a detailed Copper Foil star die cut at the top of the tree, followed by added Copper Metallic Enamel Effects dots throughout the tree.  Finally, I added a bow of Pecan Pie 1/2" Ribbon and mounted my Very Vanilla and Pecan cardstock layers onto a Thick Very Vanilla card base.   I love the simplicity of this card, and I know I'll be using this design when producing large quantities of cards during the holiday.

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Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies

The basecard for this card is Thich Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Then I used a layer of Pecan Pie Cardstock, and, finally, I added another layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock as my image layer.  

Christmas Tree - Themed card using Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies

Next, I  stamped the tree from the Merriest Trees Stamp Set in Pecan Pie Ink onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I selected a sentiment from the Merriest Trees Stamp Set and stamped it in VersaMark Ink onto the center of my tree image.  I tried to position the words so they would all on the solid Pecan Pie color as much as possible.  Then I covered the VersaMark Ink with White Embossing Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool.  

Holiday greeting card using Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies

To finish my cards, I tied a bow in a Pecan Pie Bordered 1/2" Ribbon and added it at the base of the tree.  Then I used one of the delicate star dies from the Merriest Trees Dies and die cut a star from a scrap of Copper Foil Sheet and added it to the top of my tree.  Then I added Copper Metallic Enamel Effect dots all over the tree. 

Stamps, dies and accessories used to create Christmas card using Merriest Trees Stamp set

Below is a close-up look at the Copper Metallic Enamel Effects.  The Metallic Enamel Effects come in a three-pack of Gold, Silver and Copper.  Item #161610 | $15.00 USD. You'll love adding extra sparkles to your projects. .

Close up of Copper Enamel Effects on a Christmas Card
Copper Metallic Enamel Effects


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Recipe for today's card
  • Stamps:  Merriest Trees
  • Ink:  Pecan Pie, VersaMark
  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla, Pecan Pie, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets (retired)  
  • Accessories: Merriest Trees Dies, Pecan Pie 1/2" Bordered Ribbon, Copper Metallic Enamel Effects, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, , Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Seal, Dimensionals

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New Designer Series Papers from the Online Exclusives 

New Online Exclusive Designer Series Papers that will be release 6 September 2023

Stampin' Up! just released these five beautiful Designer Series Paper Options.  Holiday prints, seasonal styles, and some timeless designs.  

5 new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up!

These are available in the Online Exclusive categories, so be sure to check them out before placing your order from the new Mini Catalog. Available while supplies last.

Item #      Description                                      Price USD
162356     Delightful Floral 12" X 12" DSP              $12.50
162354     Shining Christmas 12" X 12" DSP          $15.00
162332     Tartan Foil 12" X 12" Specialty DSP       $10.00
162288     Silver & Gold Adhesive-Backed Glimmer $7.00
162355     Traditions of St Nick 12" X 12" DSP        $12.50

Inventory Update   

As quickly as several items became available on September 11, they again sold out within a day!  Here's the latest:

Back in Stock

Item            Now Orderable                     USD

162215     Them Bones 12" X 12" DSP      $12.50
161526     Timeless Arrangement Bundle  $54.00
161996     Night Divine Dies                     $27.00
161986     O Holy Night 12" X 12 DSP       $12.50

Here's a partial list of when you can expect these items back in stock.

Item            Not Orderable             Expected Back Week of
162222     Them-Bones Suite                  Oct 2, 2023
162218     Bag of Bones Dies                  Sept 18, 2023
162219     Bag of Bones Bundle              Sept 18, 2023
162193     All About Autumn Suite          Oct 23, 2023
162178     All About Autumn DSP            Oct 23, 2023
162012     O Holy Night Suite                 Oct    2, 2023
162007     Stars At Night Bundle             Oct    2, 2023
162006     Stars At Night Hybrid Embossing Folder  Oct 2, 2023
162150     Winter Meadow Suite              Sept 25, 2023
161983     Joy of Christmas Suite            Sept 18, 2023
161371     Darling Details Bundle            Sept 18, 2023
159237     Distressed Gold 12" X 12" Foil  Sept 18, 2023

The majority of items in the new catalog are available, including the individual stamp sets in several of the suites and bundles above.

Festive Mugs for the Holidays   

Adorable set of mugs makes the perfect drink companion.  Great way to spread Christmas cheer, all while representing your favorite crafting company in style.  Item # 162502, $23.00 USD. Two, 10 oz., Microwave and dishwasher safe mugs.

Home For The Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create sparkling cards filled with warmth and light using the Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Christmas village-themed kit.  Each kit comes with eight cards, four each of two designs, with festive coordinating envelopes.  The shimmery details and traditional Christmas colors are sure to help you create cards that bring cheer and joy to any recipient

This kit also features special glitter flue!  What a great way to add some extra twinly details to your cards.  The best part?  Your October Paper Pumpkin Kit will arrive in a beautiful box that coordinates with the theme and design of the cards in this kit.  What a great way to bring inspiration to your crafting experience!  

Don't wait.  Subscribes to this month's kit by 10 October 2023.

Home For the Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our 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 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 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.

This kit includes:  

  • All the supplies you'll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards--4 each of 2 designs-- and eight coordinating envelopes (Finished size:  4-1/2" X 5-1/2")
  • a coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs
  • a Real Red Stampin' Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Flue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces
  • Final card size:  3-1/2" X 3-1/2"
Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

More ideas:  Looking for more ways to use Paper Pumpkin kits?  Check out the Paper Pumpkin Blog, where talented concept artists come up with a few fun takes on the pieces included in kits and create new masterpieces.  Browse the blog.  

Order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription for 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo.  Or, you can order Paper Pumpkin on a month-by-month basis.  Add the item number below to your regular order.  Or visit the Paper Pumpkin site and place your order there.  Be sure to order a kit by the 10th of each month to ensure you receive your kit.




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Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is Live

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Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making cards from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog so you aren't guessing on the Paper, Ink and Tools used to create these fun ideas.  Download Recipes from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.  

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  • Download FREE September-December 2023 Mini Digital Catalog here

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