Amazing Silhouettes Emboss Resist

Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Card Ideas

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s November Blog Hop. We’re so glad you joined us. This month, we focus on Thanksgiving-themed handmade greeting cards and projects. I hope you’re inspired by everyone’s creativity. Look for a list of participating stampers near the end of this post. Be sure to visit each blog. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You have a chance to win a Love Santa Tag  Kit.

Amazing Silhouettes Emboss Resist

Amazing Silhouettes Emboss Resist Technique

Thanksgiving brings to mind fall and the changing foliage colors. (In Arizona, we see some changing foliage, but not as much as North Dakota and Minnesota where I grew up.) Today’s card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Amazing Silhouettes stamp set and introduces the Emboss Resist technique. A little sponging makes this tree come alive. Check out the how-to video below to watch how I created this handmade card.

Here are a few details of how this handmade card comes together:

  • Start with Shimmery White card stock measuring 2 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches.
  • Rub the Embossing Buddy along the paper to remove any static (Note: find this and other embossing tools–Embossing Additions Tool Kit–on page 49 of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December Mini Catalog.)
  • Ink the tree stamp from Amazing Silhouettes with Versarmark and stamp on the Shimmery White.
  • Pour White Embossing Powder on the image, tapping off the excess.
  • Heat with Heat Tool until shiny.
  • Use Sponge Daubers to gently apply desired ink colors. I used Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. Wipe excess ink with a paper towel.
  • Afix this piece to a Crushed Curry piece measuring 5 1/4 inches by 2 5/8 inches.
  • Add sentiment of choice (I used greetings from the Art Gallery stamp set) and Linen Thread. Any sentiment works for this card including Happy Thanksgiving. You can also use this card design for October and November birthdays. 
  • With Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop this panel up on a 5 1/4 inch x 4 inch Cherry Cobbler card stock embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Attach to Cherry Cobbler card base.
  • Add Champagne Rhinestone Jewels

Emboss Resist Technique Video

This video helps you understand the process I used. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you find some paper crafting inspiration. If you’re local to Mesa, Arizona, please contact me about attending my local classes and events.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Remember to use the #hashtag #stampitcontest for your chance to win a Love Santa Tag Kit.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Lisa Parsons

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Blog Hop Participants

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Amazing Silhouettes Card Supply List

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Brightest Glow Card Sample

Brightest Glow Card Sample

Getting a new stamp set, bundle, or Designer Series Paper is exciting! It’s fun to rip into the package and start creating immediately. But oftentimes, you’re stumped. Just what are you going to do with the supplies you just purchased? Sometimes you head to Pinterest, and sometimes you use Google to help you find samples. Additionally, get other ideas by participating in a card swap.

That’s just one of the fun activities my team of Kim’s Paper Krafters participates in. (Click here to read about the great Starter Kit special and also discover how to become a member of my team.)

Eighteen people participated in our recent swap. The requirements: use current Stampin’ Up! product to create a holiday themed card. I made the card shown above. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see the other seventeen holiday card samples. You’ll get lots of inspiration for your holiday card making — from fun folds and more.

Brightest Glow Card Sample

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Brightest Glow Bundle. It includes the Brightest Glow Stamp Set and Labels Aglow Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find them on page 33 of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.

Other ingredients include Stampin’ Up!’s Festive Foils Designer Series Paper, Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon, and Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I chose a simple design to make 18 cards in preparation for the swap.

Eighteen Stampin’ Up! Holiday Card Samples Video

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’re inspired to start making handmade Christmas cards to send to your friends and family. Tell me know how I can help in your paper crafting journey.

Need more inspiration? Sign up to receive my free email newsletter. I send two to three newsletters each month that include a free card-making tutorial, a paper crafting video, and updates on Stampin’ Up! news. Click here. 

Kim, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Mesa, Arizona

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Sweetest Christmas Gift Bags

Sweetest Christmas Gift Bag

This cute little bag uses Stampin’Up!’s Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper, Sweet Candy Cane stamp set, and Lights Aglow Dies.

Making handmade greeting cards with Stampin’ Up! products is fun and satisfying, but it’s awesome there are other a lot of other projects to make. With our rubber stamps, ink, and paper, we can also create a host of small gift items and gift packaging. In today’s post, you’ll learn how to create a small gift bag with the Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper.

With this simple design,(inspired by In the Pink Designs by Cathryn) you can use many patterned papers, stamp sets, and ribbons to create a variety of different gift bags. Fill the gift bags with chocolates and other goodies to give to neighbors, co-workers, gym buddies, book club pals, and more.

Merry and Bright Gift Bag

This easy-to-create gift bag uses Stampin’ Up!’s Festive Foils Designer Series Paper, Brightest Glow Stamp Set, and Labels Aglow Dies.

Sweetest Christmas Gift Bags

To create the pattern for the box, cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 8 inches by 5 1/2 inches. You’ll be able to make two bags from each piece of 12 x 12 paper. 

On the 8-inch side, score at: 1 1/4″, 3 3/4″, 5″, and 7 1/2″

On the 5 1/2-inch side, score at: 1 1/4″ and 4 1/4″

With your snips, trim the pieces as shown below. Also, watch the how-to video below for a visual look at how these bags come together.

Fold into a box, secure with Tear & Tape and decorate as you wish with sentiments, ribbon, and embellishments.

Make Your Own Treat Bags

Sweetest Christmas Gift Bags Video

Do you love love the Sweetest Christmas DSP and the Sweetest Christmas Suite and need a few more ideas? Read this related post for more project samples.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you were inspired by my 3D paper crafting projects. 

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Happy stamping!

Kim Quade, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Mesa, Arizona

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Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit: More than a Discount

Kim's Paper Krafters Swap Photo

We’re all lined up to swap our holiday themed cards at a local team meeting in Mesa, Arizona.

When you hear the words Stampin’ Up!, your first thoughts might be: card making, rubber stamps, ink, and paper. But it’s so much more than that. At a recent local, in-person team meeting, I looked around the room. Had it not been for Stampin’ Up!, I wouldn’t know 90 percent of the people in the room. They would not be my friends, and I would not be stamping and chatting with them. So when I hear the words Stampin’ Up!, I also think of fun and friends and community.

What’s In It for You?

Yes, you earn free product when you purchase the Starter Kit. Now through October 31, pay just $99 + tax (shipping is free) and choose $155 worth of any products from the current catalogs and online offerings. Then, receive a 20 percent discount on all of your future paper crafting purchases. (When there isn’t a special, the Starter Kit costs $99 + tax — all shipped free– and you choose $125 worth of product.)

You’re not required to host parties or teach classes. (Unless you want to! I do know you’ll want to share these great products with others.) Just enjoy your discount and other perks such as a Stampin’ Up! private Facebook group, invites to special gatherings, catalog sneak peeks and pre-orders, and more.

Click here to start the process.

Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit: More than a Discount

But, for many of us, the kit is so much more than saving money on card making supplies. It offers an opportunity to connect and build relationships with people who love the same things as we do: paper crafting and making pretty things with paper. (And, sending them out!)

I lead a team (Kim’s Paper Krafters) of people who live throughout the United States. We connect with each other through my private Facebook group. I host monthly virtual team meetings with a mystery stamping component, present monthly stamping challenges, provide a host of inspiration, offer recognition, and give product-based incentives, 

In addition, I offer a local, in-person team meeting each quarter for stampers who live in and around Mesa, Arizona. These fun events always include stamping, sometimes swapping, some snacks, and just a lot of chatter.

Stampin' Up!'s Starter Kit; It's More than a Discount

Most recently, we all got to practice different ways of water coloring. Everyone enjoyed learning new paper crafting techniques and the camaraderie of sharing their experiences.

I know my life has been changed by my Stampin’ Up! experience, and I want the same for you. I’d love to have you join us. Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit: More than a Discount!

Please contact me if you want to chat about this.

Kim (402-617-7955)





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Create a Fall Card with a Fun Technique

Rubbing Alcohol Fall Birthday Card

You love creating handmade greeting cards with rubber stamps, ink, and paper. But sometimes, you enjoy the challenge of using a new technique to give your creations a different look.

In today’s post, I show you how to create a cool background with rubbing alcohol and Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends. Be sure to watch the video below to see exactly how it’s done.

Create a Fall Card with a Fun Technique

  • Start with a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Vellum Card Stock, cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Cut a piece of Adhesive Sheets to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Adhere the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Vellum Card Stock
  • With your choice of Stampin’ Blend (alcohol-based blending markers) colors, scribble or draw on top of the Vellum
  • Fill a Water Painter with 91 percent rubbing alcohol
  • Squirt drops of rubbing alcohol on your scribbles, making sure you’ve covered most of the ink
  • You can let it dry as is or blow on it to move the ink around
  • Let it dry (it doesn’t take long)
  • You can then die cut or use any way you wish as a background

Rubbing Alcohol Fall Congratulation Card

For the two cards above, I die cut the Vellum background with a Stitched Rectangle Die and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. I then layered it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock also die cut with a Stitched Rectangle. The sentiments come from the Peaceful Moments stamp set found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

I love this technique because you get a different result each time. Switch out the colors to change the theme or holiday. Click here to see another example of this technique. (Please note: Some of the products used may be retired, but other stamp sets can be used.)

How to Video



Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’re inspired to give this technique a try. The possibilities are endless! Enjoy experimenting.

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