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Christmas Cards in July 2015- Stampin' Up! Merry Everything Video Tutorial

Christmas-2015-stampin-up-merry-everything-mint-macaronToday we have a Christmas card idea and video tutorial using Merry Everything from Stampin' Up!

The beautiful non-traditional color is Mint Macaron from the 2015-17 In Color Collection.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial below.  Can't see the video?  Find it here on You Tube!

Here's my Stampin' Up! Supply List for this project:


Looking to make all of your Christmas cards in the color scheme?  Purchase the In Color Paper Stack for the 2015-2017 In Colors.  It's a beautiful collection of prints in these new colors including Mint Macaron!

Thanks for stopping by for the Christmas in July 2015 Merry Everything card and video tutorial!

More Stampin' Up! Bonus Deals for Top Notch Paper Crafting


Stay on top of your crafting game with some products from the new Weekly (BONUS) Deals from Stampin' Up!

My favorite has to be this Orate Tag Topper Punch!  Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your paper crafting projects. And, our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.
With this one, create your own tag toppers, bookmarks, and bellybands. Insert a 2" strip of cardstock (any length), and punch.

Ornate-tag-topper-punch-137416GTo go along with our Christmas in July theme, here's an idea for some adorable Christmas tags using this punch!

Christmas-ornate-tag-topper-punch-137416O1The Ornate Tag Topper Punch:

* Punch size: 3-3/8" x 5-3/4"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Let's take a look at the other deals for the week!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July Festival of Trees Card Makeover

Stampin-up-christmas-in-july-festival-of-trees-2015-cardWelcome to my first 2015 Christmas in July project featuring this easy makeover using the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch from Stampin' Up!

It was exciting to see a special Christmas section in the new catalog and I was thrilled that this set and punch bundle was carried over from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.  And, you can save 15% when you purchase the stamp and the punch together as a bundle using item # 137640.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial from last year.  You'll see that there are just slight differences to get that different look.  Can't see the video below?  Find it here on my You Tube Channel!

Here's my Stampin' Up! supply list for the makeover Christmas card
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  • If you watch the video, you can see that there are very few changes yet give a different look to the card. 
  • Try looking through your other handmade creations for ideas for your Christmas cards.
  • The inside of this card has a 4 x 4 piece of Very Vanilla with the little bird and "For Lots of Joy at Christmas" in Real Red ink.
  • This is a great card to mass produce: cut all pieces, stamp and punch, tie ribbons, adhere together, complete inside.
Are you ready to start your Christmas cards and paper crafting projects?  I hope you enjoyed today's idea using Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees our first card in the ink and inspirations Christmas In July series!

Christmas In July- Gift Ideas for Paper Crafters, Card Makers, and Planners 2015

Since it's July and many of you start thinking about your Christmas shopping early, I wanted to give you some ideas for crafters and planners with blow out prices right now from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!  Let me warn you not to delay!  These items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

The Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is HALF Price and you can easily add some Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to that for a great gift anytime!
Prices below reflect the discount. To get a closer look or to shop, click on the photos!  Let's take a look...

This would make a great gift and the little Texture Boutique is lightweight and portable!

Now,  how about something fun for any crafter and especially those who enjoy keeping a creative daily planner?


A Different Angle for Correcting A Card Making Mistake

Stampin-up-video-different-angleWelcome to this week's First Cut Video with a different angle on fixing a card making mistake.

Ever get in one of those "sticky" situations when your adhesive works really well and it's just not right...well, not where you wanted it?  Well, that's what happened to me recently and I discovered a fix that really made me look at my "oops" from a different angle.

Take a look at the video below to see how I got myself out of this sticky situation! (You may watch here on You Tube.)

Cardmaking-tip-angle-video-tutorialMost likely, there's a work around for just about any "oops" or "mistake" in card making.  Think about it this's your work of art so there's not really a right or wrong. Look at it from a different angle and you'll see the beauty in it. 
Thanks for stopping by and three cheers for card making!

Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Fourth of July Treat and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-easy-fold-treat-pouchWe are packing today for a weekend trip to New Braunfels but I wanted to share this super easy Fourth of July treat packet and video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Typeset Specialty Paper.

This idea came from Sara Douglass, the interim CEO for Stampin' Up!   This version is dressed up with some die cuts from the Star Framelits and the Me=Grateful but you can use supplies that you have on hand and create these for your summer celebrations!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below or you may watch HERE on my You Tube channel if you prefer.