Holiday Cards Made Easy for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner, #7 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Mingle All the Way, White Christmas, Starburst Framelit, Holiday Card

I will never be able to choose a favorite product because I truly love (and WANT) everything! So, I have a great project for you so that your holiday cards will be extraordinary as well as quick and easy! The stamp sets and coordinating framelits make card-making a snap! You will be able to make all of your cards and still have time for all of the cool gift-wrapping ideas in the new catalog. Who knows – you might just be able to get all of your holiday duties done early so that you can enjoy yourself this year!

I used the DSP Card Set technique to make these four cards. I think that they really turned out great and every card can look a little different from the next. You can embellish them as much or as little as you want. Below are the rest of cards in the set. The first one is the simplest and very fast to put together. You can easily make several cards with this design and can even be mailed without paying extra postage. The remaining cards have more layers and embellishments, which you could make for those very special people in your life!

Wondrous Wreath, Bright & Beautiful, Wreath Framelits, Trim the Tree, Holiday Card

Mingle All the Way, Festival of Trees, Tree Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Trim the Tree DSP Mingle All the Way, Banner Framelits, Trim the Tree DSP, Holiday Card

 

DSP CARD SET TUTORIAL

I made a technique tutorial for the DSP Card Set for you today. If you haven’t heard of it, give it a go because It’s lots of fun! This can be used for any and all of your favorite DSP, so don’t limit this to just the holidays!

Step 1 Card Set

1. Choose four patterns of coordinating DSP. Mine were chosen from the new DSP stack, Trim the Tree.

Card Set Step 2

2. Trim them to the size you want for your card (mine were cut to 3.5″x4.75″). Then cut them vertically just off center, and then again horizontally so that one side is longer than the other. No need to measure – just “eyeball” it!

Card Set Step 3

3. Now the fun part – lay them down on the cardbase and once you are happy with them, start adhering. Don’t forget that the DSP has two sides!

4. Once you have completed that step, you can stamp and decorate to your heart’s content!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Mingle All the Way, White Christmas, Festival of Trees, Bright & Beautiful, Wondrous Wreath
  • Paper: Trim the Tree DSP Stack, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Stripes Emboss Folder, Tiny Triangles Emboss Folder, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Banner Framelits, Banner Punch, Tree Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Starburst Framelit
  • Finishing Touch: Blendabilities pens (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler), 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Regals Candy Dots, Regals Designer Buttons, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Large Pearls (retired)

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time.

The next stop is the very talented Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping, #8 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you again soon.

  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  ⇐⇐ YOU ARE HERE
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery

26 Comments

  1. Wow Debbie!!! It was worth the stop on the blog hop!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!!! I can’t wait to try some of these cards myself. You did a fantastic job on every card!

  2. You have such a gift! You never stop inspiring me with your amazing talent. Do you realize how talented you are? Some people craft because they love it; some craft and are good; you my friend are an artist with inspiration deep down inside you. You have been blessed with a different sort of “crafting vision” that only certain people receive. I understand, appreciate and see that. You were truly meant to be a Stamper for Life! Stampin’ Hugs…

  3. Great cards! Thank you for the tutorial!

  4. You’ve been busy, Miss Debbie! Can’t decide which one I like best so I’ll just say they’re all gorgeous!

  5. These are just FABULOUS!!!! Love them all- great job!!

  6. Thanks for the great cards and tutorial. I have to male some cards for Card Club on Friday and this technique is perfect!

  7. And one of these cards were supposed to be the simplest? Fantastic cards each one of them!! Love the DSP “technique”… must try this soon!! Now, off to pin….

  8. Your cards make me smile Debbie. Great way to showcase the technique and additional embellishments.

  9. Oh my goodness, these are all so gorgeous. I didn’t like all the paper in that stack, but, Debbie, you have made the paper I thought I didn’t like so beautiful! Now I will use it all!

  10. Debbie, how can I pick just one? Love them all. Thank you for the great tip.

  11. I love your cards Debbie! The fourth one is my favorite of them all…I love that sentiment and your card just looks happy! Can’t wait to try your DSP tutorial. Have a great day!

  12. Debbie, I usually don’t have the time to do all the blog hop stops but I’m glad I went to yours! I loved them all but my fave is the 2nd one with the wreath on it. Thanks for the tutorial! Q: what size is the “mat” for the pieces to fit slightly separated like you did?

    • Hi Maria! I am so happy that you stopped by my blog! To answer your question, I leave 1/8″ between the pieces of DSP. My suggestion is to lay your DSP down on a large cardbase till you get it the way you want, then trim around it on the first card. Then measure that and cut the rest out and start the adhering the DSP down. I keep a little chart of normal sizes of layers for my cards right on my craft table! HTH!

  13. Great projects!

  14. Fun! I love color blocking and you’ve outdone yourself with each one of these cards, Debbie! They were all delightful!!

  15. Debbie, I Love Love Love Love all those card bases! Thanks for the formula, too. And the way you decorated each one in its own special way–WOW! You’ve been busy! Beautifully done.

  16. Debbie, I love these. Such a beautiful set and great idea with the DSP template. I’ll be casing this.

  17. Just walked in the door from work and what a great start to the blog hop! I’ll be busy for hours. I must admit, love them all but the wreath is my favorite. The scheme looks so easy maybe a newbie like me can catch on. The layout is very contemporary – sort of reminds me of Windows 8 (which I love on my tablet). Pretty pretty!!!

  18. Love love love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Love this idea/tutorial….and also LOVE the happy, bright colors!

  20. Each of these cards is just wonderful! Thanks so much for the dsp layout–an especially great technique to use if needing to mass produce cards!

  21. Hi Debbie! These cards are so fabulous! What a great way to showcase how to take just a few stamps and paper and make cards that work well as a set or individually. They are all so beautiful that I would not want to send them out! Beautiful work as always!

  22. Great dp paper for background of very nice cards.
    Donna

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