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Don’t miss out on the classic Christmas Means More

Every once in a while, I find a stamp set that just speaks to me from the first time I see it! In the August to December Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! the set that won my heart from the start is the wonderfully playful Christmas Means More stamp set. Don’t be fooled by its obvious simplicity – the set contains four sentiments that are iconic lines from classic holiday movies. As soon as I saw the set I was transported back to my childhood and the fun times baking Christmas cookies with my mom while we watched these classic movies.

The quotes are from some of my favorite movies and every time I use them I just can’t help smiling (or singing or reeling off other lines from the movies). Let’s see if you can name the movies from these classic lines: “Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more” or “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”. How about “Every time a bell rings and angel gets its wings” or the simple “I believe – it’s silly, but I believe.”

Christmas Means More stamp set #154730 $16
https://www.stampinup.com/productSs/christmas-means-more-photopolymer-stamp-set?demoid=2184563

Subscribing to the idea of simplicity is the essence of good design, it’s so easy to create beautiful cards with this set. Check out these two I demonstrated for my Facebook Live and posted to my YouTube channel (thanks for subscribing).

Both cards were so simple to make and are great for beginning stampers. The card bases are 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″, with on card having a portrait orientation and the other having a landscape orientation. Both feature the beautiful Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (DSP). For the Pear Pizzazz card, cut your DSP to 3″ x 4″ and your Mossy Meadow layer to 3.5″ x 4.5″ You can add some bling with the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and use the Real Red double stitched satin ribbon to tie a pretty bow around it. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock using Real Red ink and die cut with the layering circles. Attach to card front using stampin dimensionals. For the Mossy Meadow card, cut your DSP to 3″ x 1″ and layer it over a Real Real cut to 3.75″ x 3.5″. Add a stitched rectangle with the sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow ink to complete the card. You can check out my YouTube video tutorial here.

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Blossoms in Bloom Sparkle!

When June rolled around, the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog launched and brought us a ton of fun new goodies to play with. One bundle that caught my eye was the Blossoms in Bloom bundle – I just loved the large floral image and the matching dies. Of course I ordered it! Wouldn’t you?

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2184563

So fast forward to July (can you believe it’s already July? – Yikes the first 6 months just flew by) and I FINALLY get a chance to play with the new Blossoms in Bloom. Right out of the box I knew it would be a fantastic set for beginning stampers to create gorgeous cards with minimal effort. Check it out – was I right? Nothing more then stamps, ink and paper and you have a beautiful card

Simple stamping with Blossoms in Bloom

The beauty of the Blossoms in Bloom bundle doesn’t stop with simple stamping. When you pair this gorgeous set with the new Rainbow Glimmer paper and add a little sponging technique you can create a card that is absolutely stunning. Be sure to check out my YouTube video tutorial for instructions for making both cards. You can shop for everything you need here. Happy Stampin!