Thinlits & Framelits

Ready for Christmas bundle meets Halloween

Mr. Spider created with the Ready for Christmas stamp set and Christmas Staircase die set.


The first time I saw the Ready for Christmas stamp set, I saw the garland stamp as a hairy spider leg.  Please don't ask why.  I don't know why.  But I ordered this bundle because I had to make today's card!


It came out just as I envisioned!  That is not always the case!  Often those crazy visions turn into epic fails.  But I love how he turned out!  And now that I have that hairy spider leg out of my mind, I can move forward, and create some Christmas cards with this bundle, because it is amazing!!


Mr. Spider's details.  He is made with the Ready for Christmas bundle.


Tips to Recreate this Card:

  • the Pumpkin Pie card base is cut 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
  • the background is Spooky Night designer series paper cut 5" x 3 3/4", on a layer of 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" Basic Black cardstock.


For the spider, I stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so he had texture, and stood out better on the basic black cardstock.  


To make the Legs

  • stamp and heat emboss 4 pieces of garland, than die cut using the coordinating Christmas Staircase die set
  • embossed 4 more legs using the mirror-image stamping technique, and die cut those as well (the die does not cut mirror images, so line up as best you can) 

To make the Body:

  • stamp and heat emboss the large christmas tree
  • using the Starburst punch, punch one piece
  • glue him all together using glue dots and mini dimensionals to make him look 3-D
  • using the size of your choice, add 2 googlie eyes


What do you think?  Can you make a fall or Halloween card using this bundle?  


Ready for Christmas Bundle ©Stampin' Up!


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Price: $110.00

Quick & Easy Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp set, Be Merry designer series paper and Quilted Christmas ribbon


Let's face it -- sometimes you want a quick & easy card.


The large sentiments in the new Carols of Christmas stamp set lend themselves to quick cards.  Now, don't get me wrong, there are some great stamps in this set to make amazing cards, but today, I wanted quick!


Be Merry designer series paper

I busted out my Be Merry designer series paper featured in the Annual catalog, for a traditional Christmas color combination, and added some gold glimmer paper to dress it up.


The Quilted Christmas 1/4" ribbon from the Holiday catalog was the perfect ribbon choice to pull my colors together.


The gold enamel shapes are a must with gold glimmer paper!


Quick Tip: Adding an embellishment, like enamel shapes, rhinestones, or pearls, can quickly pull a card together.

Dynamic Duo glimmer paper and metallic shapes


To recreate this project:

  • Cut a Cherry Cobbler card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a piece of Be Merry DSP to 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Cut 1 gold glimmer scalloped square
  • Cut a Whisper White square smaller than scalloped glimmer square (for sentiment)
  • Cut a 4 1/4" strip of gold glimmer paper with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch


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Sweet Honey Bee Shaker Card

Hi Friends, I am back today with one last project using the A Little Wild bundle.


Sweet Bee Shaker card made with A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves framelits dies


This bundle has been really fun to create with!  Have you ever found a stamp set or bundle that you start making a specific project with, than you find yourself creating more and more with it, because it is so fun to work with?  That's how I feel about this bundle!  As you know from my last post, I am in love with the little bees!  So this project was made specifically for those little guys, and of course, I had to make a bee hive with little bees inside! What better way to do that, than with a shaker card!


Sweet bee shaker card made with A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves framelits dies

 To create this card, cut the following pieces of cardstock:

  • 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
  • 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Basic Black cardstock
  • 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock
  • 2" x 2" piece of Whisper White cardstock
  • 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Window Sheet

Stamp the bee hive randomly across the front of the Whisper White layer in Daffodil Delight ink.  Stamp 3 sets of bees on the 2" Whisper White piece in Archival Black ink, than color them with the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil.  Using the bee hive die from the Little Loves framelits set, die cut a hive just off center near the bottom of the Whisper White layer, and use the bee die to cut out the bees.  Now, make the shaker.  On the back side of the Whisper White layer, adhere the piece of window sheet using Fast Fuse adhesive.  Than, applying Foam Adhesive Strips to the window sheet, outline the bee hive.  Place some bees (face down) inside the hive.  I also added some black and irridescent sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  Now, you can choose to apply the Basic Black layer over the top, but I cheat, and add a second layer of window sheet over this area.  I find it is easier to line up my layers, so this is what I did.  I than adhered the front layer to the Basic Black layer.  Next, tie a double piece of Basic Black solid twine around the center, and adhered this piece, with dimensionals, to the Daffodil Delight card base.  For the sentiment, I used the Cool Treats stamp set because the word Sweet was perfect!  This was also stamped in Archival Black ink.  For the right edge of the sentiment strip, I lined up the bee hive die along the edge of the strip, and die cut an edge to fit along the shaker window.  Punch the other end with the Banner Triple Punch, and adhere along the bottom of card, lining up with the hive.   Embellish as you choose with the little bees.


The colors I choose for this card are simple.  You could substitute Crushed Curry if you wanted a bolder golden color.



 I hope you enjoyed my project!  I would love to see what you are making with this bundle! If you don't have it yet, use the Shop Now tab in my sidebar to head over to my store or click on any of the product images below, and get it during Bonus Days!  During Bonus Days, for each $50 you purchase, you get $5 to spend in August on anything you choose! So it is the perfect time to treat yourself!


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Price: $110.00

Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop & Creative Backgrounds

Welcome back!  I hope you are enjoying the Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop!  Throughout the week, we are each presenting projects featuring products from the Occasions catalog.  My projects feature the High Tide stamp set.


Creating backgrounds with the High Tide stamp set

I had so much fun creating with this set, but I wanted to make some projects without a lighthouse, or beach scene.  My favorite stamp in the set is the water stamp.  As soon as I saw it, I thought it would make a great background, so that got me thinking about using multiple stamps in this set to create some cool backgrounds.  Today, I am featuring 2 cards using High Tide to create backgrounds.  I loved creating with this set!  And creating non-lighthouse cards makes it even better!  Don't you think?




For the WOW! graduation card, I used the water stamp, the light beam, and the sun stamp to create a fun background and exclamation point.  I paired it with the Large Letter Framelits, from the Annual catalog, and the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, also from the Annual catalog, for the sentiment.  Everything is better with bling, so I used gold glimmer paper for the letters.  The card was made using the school colors of the special to-be recipient.


For the Congrats card, I used the sun stamp again, stamped repeatedly in different colors, to create the polka dot white banner.  I paired that with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets.  Again, I used gold glimmer paper to die cut the sentiment, and added some gold metallic shapes for good measure.


Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop

How about more great projects made with Occasions catalog products.  Hop on over to the other Luv 2 Stamp members who have made some awesome projects, and see what they created!  Than, join in on the final hop Thursday, when I will feature a great gift idea!

Cindee Wilkinson

Wendy Cranford

Jason Loucks

Patty Bennett



Price: $110.00

A Special Valentine with Layering Love

With Valentine's day coming up, we are all looking to have something for that special someone.  I have been busy making valentine's for my kids to share, but took some time to create a special card for my Valentine.


Layering Love with Real Red Glitter embossing powder and Sweet & Sassy framelits

I love the large sentiments in the stamp set Layering Love from the annual catalog.  They make a great focal point, and with little else, make it easy to pull a card together quickly.  I jazzed this one up a bit with all kinds of glimmer for the special occasion. The Real Red and Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder, which carried over from the holiday catalog, is simply gorgeous.  It pairs beautifully with our glimmer papers.  I couldn't resist using it for this valentine.  Change up the colors on this card to silver, gold or all white, and it would make a striking anniversary or wedding card.


Layering Love stamp set, Real Red glitter embossing powder and Sweet & Sassy framelits

To make this card, start with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 5 1/2" for the card base.  Than cut a 4" x 5 1/4" layer of Whisper White for the card front.  I stamped the small heart from the Layering Love set randomly across the card front in Real Red ink.  To make the large heart, I stamped the Love sentiment with Versamark onto Shimmery White cardstock, and heat embossed using the Real Red glitter embossing powder.  Using the Sweet & Sassy framelits, I die cut the sentiment, than layered it onto a Real Red glimmer paper heart cut one size larger.  The metallic thread is one of my favorite accessories, and I had to add some silver behind my heart.  Now it was ready to be added to my card front.  But first, I tied 5/8" Silver satin ribbon around the Whisper White front layer, added a silver foil doily, than adhered my heart over it using dimensionals.  For good measure, a few rhinestones scattered on the front layer and a silver enamel heart by the sentiment finished it off nicely.  I think know he will love it!


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Price: $30.00

Coolest Bundle Ever

Today I am sharing one of the coolest bundles ever!  The Cool Treats Suite of products in the Occasions catalog is one of my favorites.  The stamps, dies, and embellishments are just adorable, and so so fun!  It doesn't hurt that the color combination includes some of my favorites, and it is good for kids, and kids at heart!


Cool Treats Bundle and Product Suite

I recently did a birthday card class.  It was so fun!  We even had cake and gifts, after all, what would a party be without those!  And although this bundle has great cool treats, I wanted to create a birthday cake card to make at class.  Enter the ice cream cone dies.  This cone with slits works perfectly to create icing on this cake.  And when you layer multiple cuts of the cones, the dimension is really fun!


Cool Treats Bundle and layering die cuts

Now throw in the Sprinkles Embellishments, and it is a winner!


To make your own birthday cake card, start with a card base and top layer in Pool Party.  Add a strip of the Tasty Treats designer series paper, which is part of the Cool Treats Suite, backed with a strip of Early Espresso cardstock.  The placemat is made using the Layering Ovals framelits, and also cut from the Tasty Treats designer series paper and Early Espresso cardstock.  The plate is punched with circle punches, and the cake is made simply by stacking multiple die cuts from the Frozen Treats Framelits.  A silver foil spoon must be included with the cake.  And I finished it all off with a few square sequins from the Sprinkles Embellishments.  Add your sentiments in Early Espresso ink to complete the card.


Here is the color combination, give it a try:


Thanks for stopping by, and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy making some Cool Treat cards as well!  Head on over to my store to get started.


Price: $110.00