Banner Year Christmas Card

A Christmas card using Stampin’ Up!’s Banner Year stamp set.

Banner Year Christmas Card

I chose Stampin’ Up!’s Banner Year photopolymer stamp set as one of my first purchases. Look for it on page 65 of the August-December Mini Catalog. I purchased it because it includes both sentiments for a host of holidays. It works for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. It’s worth the $17 investment. Purchase it in a bundle with the Banners Pick a Punch and receive a 10 percent discount on the pair.

Banner Year Stamp Set

This card also features a fun fold. Be sure to watch the video below showing how I created this card.

I also used these additional products to make it:

  • Heartwarming Hug Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Real Red Card Stoick
  • Old Olive and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads

Banner Year Christmas Card Video

 

Stampin’ Up!’s Get & Go Promotion

Do you have a long wish list of Stampin’ Up! products? (Who doesn’t with the two awesome catalogs?) Would you like to receive a discount on your future purchases?
 
In September, Stampin’ Up! is offering a great promotion. Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + tax. Choose $125 worth of product from either catalog (and the clearance rack). It’s all shipped free.
 
In addition, receive free:
  • Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set;
  • So Much Love stamp set;
  • A package of Rhinestone Basic Jewels:
  • 16 pre-cut papers packs to make 16 cards; and
  • A code to redeem for a free Paper Pumpkin kit.
When you purchase the Starter Kit, not only do you get future discounts on quality products, but you join an awesome group of crafty people who create awesome cards and projects. Don’t miss out on the fun!
 
Click here to begin the process. Or contact me (kimqskards@gmail.com), and I can help you get started.
 
Thanks for stopping by today! If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you with your papercrafting hobby.
 
Kim
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Christmas Gleaming #simplestamping

Sharing a card using Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas Gleaming stamp set and #simplestamping.

Christmas Gleaming #simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge. In September, it calls for stamps, ink, paper, and punches with a holiday theme to create a card that’s easily made with just a few products. The idea is to go back to the very basics of making handmade greeting cards. Hand-stamped cards don’t have to have a trillion layers with a ton of embellishments to be beautiful and heartfelt.

By nature, I see myself  as a #simplestamper. I love to make clean and simple cards that anyone can re-create on their own at home. When I attended my first stamping presentation more than 22 years ago, we could only watch as the demonstrator showed us how to use the products. It looked like so much fun. But, I seriously questioned my skill level.

Not at all crafty, I was the kid who rushed through every art project just to be the first one finished. Surely, the projects weren’t quite refrigerator worthy. I was the kid who sat under the table at a craft show, not allowed to touch anything. I didn’t think rubber stamping and crafting were meant for me. But, the demonstrator was so kind. She said: “It’s handmade. It doesn’t have to be perfect.” From that day, I’ve taken her words to heart. That’s how I craft and teach my classes. I love the joy I see when someone makes their first handmade card, and it was easy peasy.

Christmas Gleaming #simplestamping card

Christmas Gleaming

Stampin’ Up! first introduced the Christmas Gleaming Bundle in its 2019 Holiday Card. The suite of products was so popular, they brought it back for another year. That doesn’t happen very often. You now get a second chance to get your hands on this fun products.

This card uses the following Stampin’ Up!’ products:

  • Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
  • Christmas Gleaming stamp set
  • Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
  • 2 1/4-inch Circle Punch
  • Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla scraps
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Brushed Metallic Card Stock

Find the Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle on page 19 of Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today and reading my story! I hope you find joy in your crafting journey!

Kim

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Tree Angle Gift Card Holder

Today’s post shares a fun Tree Angle gift card holder. Be sure to watch the video for detailed instructions and techniques.

Tree Angle Gift Card Holder

As the holidays approach, we’re starting to shop for gifts for loved ones and friends. Gift cards rate as popular go-to items each year. I’m sharing a fun and festive way to present and send those gift cards. This card fits in one of Stampin’ Up!’s regular-size envelopes.

Today’s card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Tree Angle stamp set, Stitched Triangles, and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper. I also added the gorgeous Red & Green Foil sheets.

Basically, this Tree Angle Gift Card Holder card starts as a full-size card. Using the Stampin’ Trimmer, I cut a piece out of the front. It leaves a gate flap on the bottom.

Here’s a photo of the inside of the card.

Tree Angle Gift Card Holder

You can see that the gift card slides into the front flap. The right side gives you space to write a message.

Here are the measurements for the different pieces of designer series paper used here. You can change up the design using the many different varieties of patterned paper offered by Stampin’ Up!

Tree Angle Gift Card Holder

And, here is a YouTube video (a Facebook live replay) showing you step-by-step how to create this card. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

I appreciate you taking the time to visit Kim Plays with Paper. If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you with your paper crafting journey. Leave a comment below or email me at: kimqskards@gmail.com

Kim

List of Products Used to Create this Card

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Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop!

Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
 
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way, there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country who would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment.
 

One Stamp Set, One Sketch, Three Different Cards

Today, I’m sharing three very different cards with two things in common: Stampin’ Up!’s Banner Year stamp set and a cool (fun fold) card sketch. The stamp set is found in Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog on page 65.
 
I chose this stamp set because of its versatility. It includes sentiments for everything from Halloween, to fall, to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.
 
BANNER YEAR PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

Banner Year Halloween Card

First up is the Halloween card. It also uses Stampin’ Up!’s Magic in This Might Designer Series Paper and the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.

 
Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop
 
Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Banner Year Fall Card

Here’s the fall card. In addition to the Banner Year stamp set, I paired it with the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. (I must tell you. This paper is gorgeous. I hated to use it!)

Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Banner Year Holiday Card

And, here’s the holiday card. I added the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and the 3/8-inch Red Ribbon.

Maui Achievers August 2020 Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Inside

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you found some inspiration. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment!

List of Blog Hoppers

List of Products Used to Create These Cards

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Gift Card Holder Video

Here’s a gift card holder video and instructions using Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley.

Gift Card Holder Video

I’m smitten with Stampin’ Up!’s Boho Indigo Product Medley. See this post where I show five cards I created with it. I also detail the products included in the medley. The last post centered around cards. This post shares a quick and easy gift card holder. It can also be used to gift cash! Be sure to watch the video below. It’s a replay of a Facebook Live I recorded on my Facebook business page.

How it Goes Together

Here are the details:

  • Any piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper cut to 8 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches. (I love that you can get three gift card holders from one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock, with scraps to spare.)
  • On the long side, score the card stock at 2 1/2 inches and 6 1/2 inches.
  • Adhere Stampin’ Up!’s Tear and Tape to each side of the “bigger” section to make a pocket. Be sure to put the tape close to the edges so the gift card fits well.
  • Decorate the two front flaps with any Designer Series Paper cut to 3 1/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches and 3 1/4 inches by 2 1/4 inches.
  • Include a sentiment with your choice of greeting to suit your occasions. In my example, I used the birthday sentiment from the Boho Indigo set in conjunction with the Stitched Shapes (circle) and scallop from the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the front of the gift card holder. Make sure you only put adhesive on the top of the holder. (You don’t want to seal it shut!)
  • I used small, self-adhesive Velcro circles to keep the holder closed.

Easy Gift Card Holder Video

Gift Card Holder Video

I hope you enjoy this quick video. Be sure to join me Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Arizona time on my business Facebook page for other live videos. I’d love for you to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, too.

Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks for stopping by today.

Kim

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