Santa Box Card

Santa Box Style Card

Recently we made this box style card at two of my stamp classes. I think it turned out so cute! I have a PDF of the instructions that you can download if you like.
The Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper has earned it’s way to my number two favorite Stampin’ UP Papers ever… Anyone know what my all time favorite was? (Answer at bottom).The time spent fussy cutting the Designer Series Paper images is well worth it. 


The time spent fussy cutting the Designer Series Paper images is well worth it. The Hearth and Home Framelits set the scene perfectly.
The Cozy Christmas Stamp works so nicely with the outside and inside of cards. The house stamp is perfect to stamp on the envelope as well! I added gold glitter to the tree with the fine tip glue pen….Don’t squeeze the bottle-it comes out fast.


Here is a file you can use for the instructions on how to cut and score this card.

Here are the items I used to make this card. If you need any of them you can visit my online Stamp Store to purchase them. 

Mojo405-Sweet Corn Anyone?


 Time for another Sketch challenge from Mojo Monday. The layout really appealed to me this week. I wanted to do some type of embellishment OTHER than a butterfly or flower. I flipped through my framelits and found the retired Cannery Framelit Set. I thought the corn was fun and would go perfect with one of my new favorite Designer Series Papers this year… Farmers Market.

Here’s the sketch. How did I do? The angle on the card was easy do. I made a straight strip of paper but made sure it was about 3/4 inch wider than my card width. This gave me room to angle it nicely and then cut off the excess. The purple pattern behind it is a rectangle so no figuring angles there either!

Here’s a close up of my paper corn. My matching stamp set is still in storage 🙁 and I am not able to get to it easily. No matter. I cut the framelit shape out twice (one in Old Olive and one in Hello Honey) and layered them on top of each other. I like my top version of corn better than the bottom. I used a Stampin’ Write Marker in the matching Hello Honey shade. Stampin’ UP! makes it so easy to bring a project together.

Sweet Corn is going to be finally in and my husband and I just love it. It was fun to discover a little stand that opens in the summer very close to our house. There are many fields growing corn near us to. I am not sure if it is sweet corn or regular field corn. The stand had wonderful sweet corn though!  

One final picture… I had a card class on Thursday and I showed how to make a framelit lion card out of the Floral Framelits. I organized the table the night before, and of course, Crush had to supervise to make sure things were to his standard. I think he was a little disappointed the ladies didn’t come Wed. but he sat in his box during class like an angel on Thursday.

Cherry on Top Quilt Card

Cherry on Top Quilt Card

Once again I am combining some old with the new. The Top Note Quilt card has been around for years but with the upcoming Top Note Die retirement I felt it needed one last time in the spotlight!

What’s fun about this style card is that it looks like a patchwork quilt. Just by changing the designer series paper you can get a different look.

It is always good to match the inside of the card and stamp the envelope to coordinate for the recipient. The new Cherry on Top 6×6 paper pack has loads of fun patterns to choose from.

Steps to Create Quilt Card:

  1. Punch (20) 1 inch Squares with Punch #124094
  2. Lay out your squares on your work table in the pattern you desire.
  3. Use a Glue stick to entirely cover a 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inch piece of cardstock.
  4. Working quickly transfer the squares to your sticky cardstock making sure to butt the squares firmly together, leaving no gaps. I find glue stick allows for full coverage of you design.
  5. Cut the top note die out of the design piece.
  6. Using the thicker project life black pen, draw x’s on the seams of the cardstock (see Below) for a cross stitched look.
  7. Glue this piece to a 5 1/4 x 4 inch of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.
  8. Run the entire piece through an embossing folder. I used the Argyle Embossing Folder # 127750.
  9. Stamp your Greetings and punch out with punches. Pop up with a dimensional.
  10. Mount on a Crushed Curry card stock base.
  11. Adhere 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch matching DSP strip to a 5 1/4 x 4 inch Whisper White Inside Panel. Mount inside.
  12. Stamp a Greeting on the envelope.

Closer look at Quilted and Stitched Top Note Die:

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