Season of Chic Christmas

Season of Chic Christmas

Continuing my Christmas in July series with a holiday card featuring the Season of Chic stamp set. Find it on page 91 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.

I initially selected this set because the images lend themselves to all four seasons. (Click here to see another post for samples using this stamp set.)

In addition to using the snowflake image from the stamp set, I used a piece of Designer Series Paper from Lights Aglow (found in the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog), and sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes Stamp Set (also found in the new holiday mini).

But what’s most fun about this card is the layout. It’s so adaptable. I challenged my team to use it during our Mystery Stamping at our recent team meeting. 

Season of Chic Christmas

The layout is simple:

  • Card base measures 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″ and folded
  • A piece of Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Three squares measuring 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″. I used the square from the Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Another rectangle measuring 3/4″ x 3″
  • Embellishments

I had so much fun creating this first card, I made several more using a variety of other Stampin’ Up! products.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Candy Canes Stamp Set

Another “Christmas in July” sample, this card features the Sweet Candy Canes Stamp set and coordinating Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. 

Stampin' Up!'s Hippest Hippos

The card above uses Stampin’ Up!’s Hippest Hippos Stamp Set. Earn it free during SaleABration for a $50 purchase before tax and shipping.

Sweetest Cherries Three Square Layout

For this next card, I used Stampin’ Up!’s Sweetest Cherries Stamp Set and Cherry Builder Punch. The Designer Series Paper comes from the Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 package.

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True Love Thank You Card

True Love Thank You Card

If you’re like me, you always need a bunch of thank you cards. I like to thank people who support my small business. And, I believe it’s important to communicate my gratitude with a hand-written note. I love that Stampin’ Up!’s offers such a wide variety of rubber stamps, ink, paper, and other products to create beautiful handmade greeting cards.

In this post, I offer a free tutorial on creating a hand-stamped greeting card using Stampin’ Up!’s True Love Designer Series Paper, the Blending Brushes, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Here’s a Card stamp set, and the heat embossing technique. I’ve also included a video showing a variety of ways to use Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

True Love Thank You Card Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Daisy Lane (149325), Here’s a Card (149438)
  • PAPER – Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045), True Love Designer Series Paper (154281)
  • INK –Bumblebee (153116), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Medium Daisy Punch (149517), Blending Brushes (153611), Heat Tool (129053), White Embossing Powder (109132), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Matte Black Dots (154284), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Basic White – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 4” x 2”
  • Basic Black – 5 ¼” x 4”, 5” x ¾”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • True Love DSP (small daisy design) – 5” x 3 ¾”


  • Using a Blending Brush, apply Bumblebee ink to the True Love DSP until you get the desired darkness.
  • Stamp the small daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set twice with Bumblee ink on the 4” x 2” Basic White card stock.
  • Punch images out with Medium Daisy Punch. Layer them together to form a daisy, using a Glue Dot or two in the center of the flowers.
  • Ink the “thank you” sentiment with Versamark and stamp on the Basic Black 5” x ¾” strip on the right-hand side of the paper. Cover with White Embossing Powder. Shake off excess. Heat with Heat Tool until set.
  • Die cut the second to smallest Stitched Circle Die from the 2 ½” x 2 ½” black square.
  • Assemble card: Layer the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic Black piece onto the Basic White card base; add the blended DSP; and adhere the long sentiment on top of this about a third of a way down the card.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the black circle and place on the card on the left-hand side, straddling the sentiment piece.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer the daisy on top of the black circle.
  • Add a small Matte Black Dot to the center of the daisy.

Please enjoy this video demonstrating Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

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