Holly Jolly Greetings Christmas Card Making Idea

By | July 17, 2016

Christmas Card Sunday - Holly Jolly Greetings - blog.Stamp4Joy.comThe Christmas card making idea for today’s Christmas Card Sunday is using the Holly Jolly Greetings (wood mount or clear mount) along with the snowflake pattern from  the This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper collection.

I like the neutral color palette.  And the card is so simple to create, it’s perfect if you’re looking for one design to send out to a lot of people.  And with the variety of Christmas card sentiments included in the set that you can mix and match, they can all still be unique!

It’s really not too soon to get a jump on making those holiday cards.  Let’s make this be the year you get them done!  Let me know how I can be of help.


Christmas Card Sunday Crew on Vacation

By | July 10, 2016

Christmas Card Sunday Crew on Vacation - blog.Stamp4Joy.comWe’re taking a break this week on Christmas Card Sunday from rubber stamping Christmas cards. It is summer, after all, and our hiatus this week is because the Christmas Card Sunday crew is on vacation.  It seems they ran off to Paris without me!

This card was inspired by a couple of cute “selfie” cards I saw by Amy Lee on Splitcoast that reminded me of the Polaroid cards I used to make (you can see one here).  The selfie/Polaroid cards haven’t changed, but I thought the theme of being out and about was very clever.

The “crew” of course is from Snow Place, which is still available for all of your holiday (or vacation – lol!) cards.  The card sentiment was made using the Brushwork Alphabet… love it!

I created a cloud mask using the cloud/treetop portion of the Tree Builder Punch, and the textured background was made using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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The Eiffel Tower for this card came from the retired Artistic Etchings stamp set.  That and the Say Cheese set for the Polaroid card both can be found for sale on my Retired Rubber Stamps page.




The color theme for this funny greeting card is shown below.

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Bonus Days Are Here!

By | July 7, 2016

BonusDays_demo_July0716_USStampin’ Up! is introducing a brand new promotion, Bonus Days!  For every $50 you spend between July 7th and July 31st, 2016, you’ll receive a $5 coupon you can spend in August!  Talk about stretching your dollars!

Here are the details:

  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and we cannot recover lost codes.
  • You will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 you spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There’s NO LIMIT to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.  And there is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during the redemption period.
  • Coupons can be redeemed for any product on any order type except Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and Starter Kits.
  • The redemption period runs from August 2nd through August 31st, 2016.

So if you haven’t started your shopping from the catalog yet or still have things on your Wish List, or even just want to stock up on supplies for the upcoming holiday, now is a great time!

Contact me if you have any questions or to place an order.
Order directly in my Online Store at www.Stampin4Joy.com.

Sale on Thinlits and Framelits Storage Solution

By | July 4, 2016

Magnet Card SaleYou’ve heard me rave about them.  Well, today they’re having a sale on my favorite storage solution for thinlits and framelits.  If you need a better way to organize your framelits and thinlits you won’t want to miss it!

Check it out!

And if you’re looking for other craft room organization ideas you can see what else I use here.


Christmas Card Sunday: Jingle Bells

By | July 3, 2016

Christmas Card Sunday Jingle Bells - blog.Stamp4Joy.comToday’s Christmas Card Sunday project is pretty simple.  I combined a background texture image from Touches of Texture (wood-mount or clear-mount) with a few word images from the retired Joyful Season, which you can find for sale on my Retired Rubber Stamps page.

I found these Mini Jingle Bells in my retired stash, so I thought I’d add a few to this week’s holiday card.   I threaded some Linen Thread through them before tying a bow and attaching them to the card front. Don’t they just make you smile?

The color combo I used for this Christmas card making idea is shown below.

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Christmas Card Sunday: Sheltering Tree Greetings of the Season

By | June 26, 2016

Sheltering Tree Greetings of the Season - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI pulled out my Heat & Stick Powder today.  I don’t think I’ve used that in years!  And it showed, too, it was all lumpy.  🙂 But it still works fine.

For today’s Christmas Card Sunday project I used the tree and snowflakes from Sheltering Tree, along with a greeting from the retired stamp set Greetings of the Season, which you can find on my Retired Rubber Stamps page.

The trick for Heat & Stick Powder is to heat it from underneath to melt, and then apply your glitter.  Super simple!

You’ll find the color combination used on today’s Christmas Card Sunday project below.

And don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day to get the bonus included with my new online class, “5 Creative Ways to Use Embossing Powders.”


Learn to Use Your Embossing Powders in Creative Ways

By | June 23, 2016
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5 Creative Ways to Use Embossing Powders, Part 1

Do you love to try new things?  I’m so excited to announce my new online class, “5 Creative Ways to Use Embossing Powders, Part 1.”

In this class you’ll receive nine videos (over 75 minutes!) with step-by-step instructions to complete five beautiful & unique cards using five different techniques that beg to be touched!  And if you act fast you’ll receive a sixth BONUS PROJECT WITH VIDEO ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Check out the video and read more HERE!


Baby Bear Handmade New Baby Cards

By | June 22, 2016

Baby Bear Handmade New Baby Cards - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI need to start designing some handmade new baby cards because my niece is due in a few weeks.  That way I’ll have a few handmade card designs to choose from and then a few left over for the future.

Don’t you just love the new Baby Bear stamp set? He looks so soft, you just can’t help but touch the card!  And it’s so easy to get this detailed look with the three-step stamping.  Check out my Facebook Page today for a short video I made showing just how easy it is to do.  And please be sure to Like my page while you’re there!

Wouldn’t this set make adorable homemade baby shower invitations, too?

The little bow was designed in two steps, and I used just Bermuda Bay to create it.  I stamped off the first layer on scrap paper before stamping on the card stock, and then the second layer was stamped at full strength.

I pulled the bold background paper from the Neutrals Designer Paper Stack.  The complete rich color combination used on this baby card is shown below.

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Those darling Bermuda Bay hearts are from the new Brights Enamel Shapes.  They are just the perfect final touch for these handmade new baby cards, don’t you think?

Don’t forget to head over and watch the video on my Facebook Page!


Stampin’ Up! Retired Framelits and Thinlits For Sale

By | June 18, 2016

I’ve finally organized most of my retired framelits and thinlits (and more!) for the Big Shot, and have listed them for sale on my Retired Big Shot Accessories.  If you’re interested in purchasing any of these, please Contact Me to see if they’re still available.

  • Bitty Banners Framelits (p. 172 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $12.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 3 dies, largest 2 1/4″ x 1/2″
  • Circle Card Thinlits (p. 171 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $23.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 10 dies; makes a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ moveable card
  • Circles Collection Framelits (p. 173 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $22.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 10 layering dies, the largest being 4 3/4″ diameter
  • Deco Labels Framelits (p. 173 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $20.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 4 layering dies, the largest being 4 1/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (p. 174 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $6.00, includes s&h
  • Envelope Liners Framelits (p. 173 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $20.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 3 dies
  • Festive Fireside Framelits Dies – $24.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 9 framelits perfect for creating a holiday fireplace, complete with a wreath, stocking, bow, greenery for the mantel, and fire.
  • File Tabs Edgelits (p. 172 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $9.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 5
  • Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – $6.00, includes s&h
  • Flower Burst Embosslits – $5.00, includes s&h
  • Handpicked Framelits (p. 172 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $20.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 11 dies
  • Hearts A Flutter Framelits – $12.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 5 framelits perfect for valentines, banners, and tags
  • Little Letters Thinlits Dies (p. 172 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $26.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 26 dies; letters 3/4″ high
  • Ovals Collection Framelits (p. 173 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $22.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 7 layering dies, the largest being 4 1/4″ x 5 1/8″
  • Scribbles Swirls – $5.00, includes s&h
  • Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (2015 Holiday Catalog) – $14.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 3 edgelit dies perfect for your holiday cards
  • Squares Collection Framelits (p. 173 of 2015-2016 catalog) – $22.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 8 layering dies, the largest being 4 3/8″ square
  • Starburst Framelits – $20.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 4 layering dies
  • Window Frames Framelits Collection – $22.00, includes s&h
    • Set of 6 layering dies

I will be adding more Stampin’ Up! retired stamps and accessories over the next week or so, so stay tuned!


Handmade Retirement Card: Touches of Texture

By | June 12, 2016

Handmade Retirement Card Touches of Texture - blog.Stamp4Joy.comHere’s a fun handmade retirement card I designed for a friend featuring the gorgeous Touches of Texture stamp set and Moroccan Designer Paper on the front.

Touches of Texture is a two-step (or even three-step) set of stamps where you can layer images on top of one another for variety and depth.  And it’s so easy and fast to create with!

The Moroccan Designer Paper is a collection of eye-catching, bold patterns in beautiful, vibrant colors.  I selected the colors Bermuda Bay and Delightful Dijon from this paper pattern as the ink colors I used to stamp the flower and stem with… a perfect match!

I thought the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon was the ideal embellishment for the card front for some added texture.

Handmade Retirement Card inside - blog.Stamp4Joy.comBut can you guess what my favorite part of this card is?

I love the custom sentiment on the inside, which I created using the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set — a set of 65 stamps so you can write out anything you want in a beautiful script font!

You can pick up all the supplies I used to make this card in my Online Store.






The color scheme I used is shown below.

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I know my friend will definitely be in her “Happy Place” upon retirement! 🙂  I hope this handmade retirement card makes her happy, too!



One Day Flash Sale!

By | June 9, 2016


Get ready for a flash sale! Starting TODAY at 5:00 PM (MT) and running through tomorrow at 11:50 p.m. (MT) you can pick up your first Paper Pumpkin kit for only $5 USD (reg. $19.95)… and that’s including shipping!

If you’ve been considering joining Paper Pumpkin, don’t miss this one!  When the time comes you can sign up HERE.


Christmas Card Sunday: Delicate Ornament Thinlits

By | June 5, 2016

Christmas Card Sunday - Delicate Ornament Thinlits - blog.Stamp4Joy.comHere we are again for another Christmas Card Sunday, where I share Christmas card designs to hopefully inspire and motivate you to get those cards done this year!  🙂

Today I pulled out my Big Shot and used the Delicate Ornament Thinlits, which you can still purchase alone or in a bundle (along with the coordinating stamp set Embellished Ornaments). Thankfully, the luxurious Gold Satin Ribbon is still available, too.

The patterned paper used for the background and the tag is from my retired designer paper stash, but the sentiment is from Holly Jolly Greetings.  I embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder to coordinate with the Gold Foil and satin ribbon.

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Below you’ll find a few more Christmas Card Sunday projects for your inspiration.

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