Night In Bethlehem

Christmas is right around the corner and Stampin’ Up! has released their Holiday Catalog. Once again it is full of great bundles and stamp sets that I just can’t resist. I’m especially in love with the Night In Bethlehem Bundle which you can see at the bottom of this post. It is a beautiful set that centers on what the season is all about, Christ.

I CASE’d this card from , Brian King’s blog. He is a great designer and I often use his designs to get me started on my creative road. This time I wanted just a bit more shine and pizzaz so I added some silver foil paper and metallic stars, along with a little embossing. See measurements and supplies below.


I started with a base of Smoky Slate measuring 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 2 2/4″. I then added panels of Silver Foil Paper measuring 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ for the larger panel and 2 5/8″ X 4 1/8″ for the smaller panel. On top of that, I added Night of Navy measuring; 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″ and 2.5″ by 3 7/8″.

Remember: the smaller panel will go up to the inner edge so you only want to decrease the sizes of the panel by half of what you would normally.


Cut two of each “city” design, 2 in smoky slate and 2 in whisper white. Glue down on the large base first, one at a time, then line up on the smaller panel and glue down. Finally, cut the overhanging edge off. I die cut the star from sliver foil paper as well and fixed it with dimensionals.

Figures: I stamped first on VersaMark Ink and then on Night of Navy Ink and used clear embossing powered to get a shiny surface. Die cut them and fix them with dimensional.

Finally, I added the sentiment from Star of Light, 2016 Holiday Catalog.

Here are most of the products I used. Have fun!!

Sale-A-Bration is HERE!

sharable2_occ17_dec0116_engEvery year Stampin Up! comes out with an “Occasions” Spring Catalog full of beautiful new designs and products. Along with the new stuff, they run a sale called Sale-A-Bration and it is fantastic! With every $50 you spend, YOU get a FREE product (from select merchandise). I sure take advantage of it. First, because they are one of kind products and won’t be available again. Second, because who doesn’t like free stuff? And Third, what a way to increase ones inventory and imagination all at once. Yay! Here is just a sampling:

Best Birds Hit the Mark!

I love the summer time. It reminds me of flowers, warm days, lots of birds in the yard and light crisp colors. I guess that’s why I love this stamp set and coordinating die set. The possibilities are endless, whether for an anniversary, wedding day, birthday or just because this set delivers.

8-12-2016-3 8-12-2016-4 8-12-2016-5Products used: Best of Birds Stamp set (141525) and Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies (141477) or buy the Bundle and save 10% (142315); Peekaboo Peach (new In-color) Ink and Card Stock, Mint Macaron (138326) Ink and Retired Baked Brown Sugar Ink and Card Stock along with Whisper White.

Paper Pumpkins One Day Sale!

pp_onedaydeal_facebook-usFor just 31 hours, starting tonight at 5:00 p.m. until tomorrow at 11:50 p.m., if you sign up for a month to month subscription, you get the first month for just $5.00. This is a fantastic deal! Future months are billed at $19.95 (still a good deal considering everything you get) and you can skip any month/s you want. What are you waiting for? Oh, maybe for 5 o’clock. 🙂

Paper Pumpkins is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly paper crafters’ kit delivered straight to your home. They come with just about everything you need to make beautiful projects like; 8 greeting cards and 8 gift card holders, 8 treat boxes/bags with accompanying gift cards, or a birthday banner with materials to make 8 cards too. The kits always come with a one of kind stamp set, ink spot, adhesives, embellishments and more.  They even come with instructions but you can use your imagination to make whatever suits your fancy.

Here are some past kits:

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