Here Comes Santa Claus!

Today I want to share with you the Detailed Santa Thinlit Dies.  The die makes the cutest Santa cards EVER!  His beard is a mass of cut out swirls and if you love shaker cards he’s a must.  Add the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set and you have everything you need to make fun Christmas cards for all the special people on your Christmas list.  You can even add me to the list if you would like.



  • The stars and the border at the bottom of the card are an added bonus in the die set.  They can be used on projects throughout this year making this die not just for Christmas.
  • And what a perfect sentiment for a Santa card.  Purchase the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set and the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies as a Bundle and save 10%.


  • Add a window wheet and Adhesive Foam Strips and you can easily make this fun Shaker Card.
  • Here you see the second boarder in the die set used on both the top and bottom of this card.


  • You can also use this set to make your Christmas tags.  Simple or elaborate…your choice.
  • The stamp set comes in both clear mount and wood mount.


Cookie Cutter Christmas Baby Card

Cookie Cutter Christmas can be used all year long. Check out this bear baby card.

Cookie Cutter Christmas

I love when I can buy a Christmas stamp set and use some of the stamps all year long.  This special delivery baby card was created using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch bundle.

  • The cute paper with the bows…not baby paper.  It’s one of the designs in the Presents & Pinecones Christmas paper. And…it’s part of the Designer Series Paper Promotion.  Buy three packs and get one free.  Ends October 31.
  • The Mint Macaron stamped bear is adorable and so easy to stamp.You can see through the photopolymer stamp set for perfect placement.  Hint:  When you stamp the ears…stand up!  It gives you the perfect angle to stamp them close to his head.

I love it when I can use my holiday stamps all year long! Yep the cute little bear and sentiment are perfect for the new arrival.


  • Banners are a snap when you use the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Add a little Rhinestone to the bow and you’re ready to say welcome to the new baby.
  • By the way did I tell you I’m finally going to be a Nana…in February!

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The Recipe:

  • Cut a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 card base in Emerald Envy.  Score and fold in half.
  • Cut Whisper White layers – 4×5-1/4 and 2 x 2-3/4
  • Cut an Emerald Envy layer 2-1/4 x 3
  • Cut your banner 1 x 4-1/2 and punch the bow tie with the Cookie Cutter Punch.
  • Cut the Designer Series (DSP) Paper 3 x 3-3/4 making sure the bows are running the correct way.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Archival Black on the Whisper White layer and then adhere to the card base.
  • Adhere the DSP to the Whisper White layer.
  • Stamp the Bear in Mint Macaron and Archival Black  Adhere to the Emerald Envy layer.
  • Banner the end of the Real Red piece with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • Adhere the stamped image to the emerald Envy layer and then adhere the banner to the back of this piece.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhere to the card.
  • Add the bow tie with a Glue Dot and then finish off with a Rhinestone.

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Petals & Paisleys and Leaf Dies

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Dee’s comment was…Your website looks great! I love the new DSP Pop of Color paper! Black and white with a pop of Melon Mambo.

A pretty Petals & Paisleys leaf for fall

A simple leaf for a fall birthday.  Yes, it appears to be a simple leaf but when you look closer you will see that the design looks almost 3D.

  • By layering designer series paper and then popping up a layer with a die cut you give your card that 3D effect.
  • I fell in love with our whisper white thick card stock for card bases but it’s also a perfect weight when popping up a die cut layer.  No sagging and no need to use tons of dimensionals.


  • Give the leaf more emphasis by outlining it with your soft suede marker (thin end).  This is easily done by placing the leaf back over the die cut and tracing around the actual die.
  • Add a pretty grosgrain ribbon in a coordinating color and a simple sentiment to finish off your card
  • But in the end, what really makes this card extra special is the pretty patterned paper.  This is only one of the beautiful designs in the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up!'s Vintage leaves dies and coordinating stamp set make for some real looking leaves.

  • If you’re a leaf lover then make sure you look at the coordinating Vintage Leaves stamp set because when you use the stamp and die together you can make the most beautiful leaves.  This is one combo that will remain in my stamp studio long after it retires.

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The How:

  • Cut a soft suede card base 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 score and fold in half
  • Cut a Delightful Dijon layer 4×5-1/4
  • Cut a Thick Whisper White layer 3-3/4 x 5
  • Adhere the Delightful Dijon layer to the card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Delightful Dijon ink on the bottom of the white layer.
  • Cut the leave shape using the Leaflets Framelits (several leaves to choose from) and then keeping the die in place outline it with a soft suede marker (thin point end)
  • Tie Delightful Dijon Grosgrain Ribbon around the white layer and tie a knot.
  • Glue a 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of patterned paper to the Delightful Dijon  layer making sure it will fit right under the die cut when you add that layer.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the thick white layer.  Not just around the outside of the layer.  Place some small pieces of dimensional around the actual leaf. Then adhere the finish layer to the card.

The What: