Christmas Wreath Card

Materials needed:
Whisper white card stock cut 8 1/2×5 1/2
Real red card stock cut 5 1/4x 4
Seasons of style paper pack, the poka-dot one cut 3 3/4×5
Whisper white card stock cut 4 1/4×5 1/2
Real red ribbon with white stitch through it
Paper doily
Always artichoke ink pad
Wonderful wreath stamp set
Snail adhesive

Fold whisper white card stock in half.
Layer the real red card stock and the seasons of style paper with snail adhesive.
Put real red ribbon around at the bottom, tie a knot and adhere with snail.
Put real red card stock on to folded whisper white with snail.
Put on paper Dollie
Stamp Wonderful Wreath stamp on whisper white with Always Artichoke Ink
Cut out around outside and middle of the wreath.
Layer on Dollie with dimensionals
Add rhinestones
And easy as pie you have a wonderful Christmas card
Enjoy Brenda


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Q &A

The other day one of my customers who loves stamping emailed me and said that she was having a problem with her clear mount stamps. She said ” My clear mount stamps are not sticking to my clear blocks, what should I do”?
I told her that she could do one of three things:
1. Use your snail and put a little bit on the back of your stamp.
2. Get Stampin’ Ups two way glue pen and apply it all over the back of the stamp and let dry. Then it will stick.
3. Or three buy some Aleenes tack it over and over again from your local craft store. Mix equal parts glue and water, and add a thin
coat to the back of your stamps. Let dry and you are good to go.

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Star Card

Supplies needed:
Whisper white card stock cut 8 1/2×5 1/2
Real red card stock cut 5 1/4×4
Seasons of style designer series paper: the poka-dot one cut 5×3 3/4
Whisper white card stock
Christmas star stamp set
VersaMark stamp pad
Gold stamp pad
Heat tool
Clear embossing powder
Red ribbon with white stitch
Pearl embellishment

Fold 8 1/2×5 1/2 whisper white in half
Tape designer series paper to the real red card stock
Tie ribbon around and tie bow to one Side of the card or the other.
Tape those two pieces with the ribbon around it to your card base
Set aside
Take the Christmas star stamp and turn it upside down so the stamp is facing up.
Ink it up with the VersaMark ink pad very well
Then put on a light coat of gold ink
Place paper onto stamp and press
Take off and add clear embossing powder
Heat with heating tool
Let cool
Cut out the star and add to the card with dimensionals.
You can also add a pearl to the center of the star if you wish.
WALLA! An easy and beautiful card.


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Time and money saving tip

Do you want to stamp and don’t have the money for stamp cleaner or cleaning pad? Run out of stamp cleaner? You can make your own quick and easy. Take an old towel you don’t use any more and fold it into a square. Then take a spritzer bottle and fill it 3/4 full of water, then add 3 to 4 drops of baby shampoo. ( the travel size is the best to get because you don’t use much). Put in 1 tsp of glycerin ( can be found in the drug store). Put cover on and shake well. Spray on towel ( making Sure you don’t spray yourself HA ! HA!). and clean your stamp by rubbing it back and forth. The shampoo cleans your stamp and the glycerin conditions it.
ENJOY! Brenda

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Curly Winter Wreath

Supplies Needed:
Designer series paper 8- 12×12 sheets
Straight pins with flat heads
114 inch foam core wreath, the hard foam
White ribbon 24 inches
Hot glue gun and glue
3 sheets of whisper white card stock
Frosted finishes embellishments
Festive flurry stamp set and dies
Apothecary accent dies
Sticky strip
Snow day stamp set
1 sheet Marina mist card stock
Score board

Cut 1/2 inch strips of designer series paper out of all 8 sheets


Then take your bone folder and curl paper from the middle on both end. Wrap around pencil and fluff out


Then cut 9 strips of whisper white card stock at 1 1/2 x8 1/2
Score all of them at 1/2 with the 8 1/2 side at the top
Fold all score lines back and forth
Sticky strip all four ends together to form a circle
Put on a mat and hot glue the center and put on a 1/2 circle on both sides, to form the rosette.
Repeat this 2 more times
Hot glue to wreath we’re desired
And hot glue and pin ribbon to the top
Stick a streat pin through center of the curl and paper and attach to foam wreath.


Cover all of the wreath except for the back which will be covered when hung.
Stamp 2 smallest snow flakes onto white and run through the big shot with the smallest festive flurry die.
Die cut 2 of the next biggest snow flakes out of marina mist.
Put stamped snowflake onto larger one and sticky strip to the rosette.
Put on the two lower rosettes and then add frosted finishes embellishment
Stamp snow day stamp set on whisper white and cut out, as seen in picture below.
Add dazzling diamonds to snowman and then die cut a piece of marina mist from the apothecary frame lets set, the large one.
Place the snowman on the cut out then add to the rosette.

Enjoy Brenda


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Christmas Greetings

Supplies needed:
1 sheet whisper white card stock
Old olive card stock cut at 5 1/4×4
Real red card stock cut at 5×3 3/4
Heat tool
Clear embossing powder
VersaMark ink
Real red stamp pad
Gold ink pad
Paper trimmer
Star stamp set
Special seasons stamp set

Cut whisper white card stock in half so it is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Fold in half the long way
Layer on with snail, the piece of old olive card stock and then the real red card stock
With what is left of the whisper white card stock, stamp Christmas Greetings stamp from special seasons stamp set, with real red ink. Then cut it out.
Place aside
Take star stamp and ink up with versaMark ink, then with gold ink. Put your clear embossing powder onto the star, shake off extra powder and heat with your heat tool.
When cool, cut out the star and put onto real red card stock with dimensionals. Put dimensionals on sentiment and place on the star.
Wow! A quick and easy card.
Have fun with it.


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Joy to the World Card

Supplies needed:
1/2 sheet whisper white card stock
1/4 sheet of Marina Mist
Joy to the world Stamp Set
Pacific point ink pad
Sponge dabber
Big shot
Northern Flury Textured impression plate


Cut whisper white 8 1/2.x5 1/2
Cut marina mist 5 1/4 x 4 and then put in norther flury embossing plate and run through your big shot.
Take out and tape to whisper white with snail.
Stamp in the corner with pacific point ink ,Joy to the world stamp, from Joy to the world stamp set.
Place rhinestones in the center of the snow flakes.


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Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Check out Stampin Ups new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit, it looks like lots of fun and easy to do. You can make a banner, ornament or even put it on a card or package.


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Thank you Card

Supplies needed:
1 sheet whisper white card stock
1/2 sheet pumpkin pie card stock
Real red
Pumpkin pie
Daffodil delight
Old olive
Soft suede
Verso ark
Clear embossing powder
Wonder fall stamp set
Harvest of thanks stamp set
Heat tool

On piece of whisper white card stock that is cut at 5×3 3/4 sponge onto card, real red, daddodil delight, pumpkin pie and old olive.
Can look something like this:


Then stamp your to big leaves in verse ark ink over colors,, put on embossing powder on and emboss with your heat tool. Let cool. Then take your soft suede ink and your braver, roll up brayer with ink and pue even coat over card. When done take a paper towel and whip ink off the embossed leaves.


Adhere this card onto the pumpkin pie piece of card stock that is cut 5 1/4×4, then take a piece of whisper white card stock that measures 5 1/2×8 1/2 and fold in half, place orange piece on top of the whisper white with snail tape runner. Stamp the thanks stamp from harvest of thanks stamp set on a piece of whisper white, cut out and sponge with pumpkin pie and daffodil delight. Punch an oval out of pumpkin pie and place thanks on top. Then put on base of card with dementials.
Enjoy! Brenda

Inspired by: Patty Benett at


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Hello and welcome to my blog

Hello, My name is Brenda and welcome to my blog, I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little about myself. i live in Massachusetts with my husband, son and little dog Sophie, and we live in a wonderful community right by the mountain. I am a stay at home Mom as we’ll as working part time as a scrapbooking teacher for a local craft store. Besides that I an independent demonstrator for Stampin Up. I have been teaching and doing scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting for a total of 16 years now and would love to help you with any of your paper crafting needs. Please feel free to contact me at , or visit my website at and stay tuned to lots more great projects.
Thank you Brenda

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