Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas Video Tutorial

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

I’ve had lots of questions about creating this starry night background for this card – Lovely As A Tree Starry Night Christmas Card. So I have a video tutorial for you today!  I’ll walk you through creating the watercolor background and stamping and embossing the tree and the starry sky.

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Enjoy!  Julie

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder

Top Note Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder

Once again this Top Note Gift Card Holder was inspired by a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator blog.  A perk I love about being a SU demo.  This card looks involved but it is actually quite easy to make.  View the video tutorial below and I’ll walk you through the quick steps to creating this ‘scentsational’ card.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder with card

Cut your cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score at 4-1/2, 5-1/2 & 6-1/2, then follow the directions in the video to run your scored cardstock through the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine with the Top Note Bigz Die and create the pop up gift card holder shown above.

 To decorate the front of the card, I die-cut a piece of the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper to fit on the front and cover the left edge of the gift card holder.  I punched a large circle of Gumball Green cardstock and layered the fun, steaming mug from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set with the matching Holiday Framelit dies.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder detail

The Merry Christmas sentiment from Wacky Wishes Hostess stamp set was stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and it punched out perfectly with the Extra-Wide Oval punch.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder mug

A little dazzling details glitter and some rhinestones add extra glitz to the Soft Suede mug. And another large circle in Whisper White in the interior gives you a place to write a personal message.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder inside

Check out the complete supply list below and click on the links for pictures and descriptions.

Enjoy! Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wacky Wishes Hostess Set w-#126410 c-#126412, Scentsational Season Bundle with matching framelits w-#129945 c-#129946
Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966, Soft Suede #126978, Crumb Cake #126975
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Gumball Green cardstock #126840, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439 , Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Extra-Wide Oval Punch #119859, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906
Savannah with Gingerbread house

Family Sunday: Christmas Inspiration

I love this picture my daughter sent of my granddaughter with her gingerbread house they made.

Savannah with Gingerbread house

And look at the concentration as she works on the Christmas train!

Savannah with Christmas gingerbread train

And here’s a little Christmas music from Handel’s Messiah to inspire you on this December Sabbath. (Click here to see the video if you are reading this in email or on a reader.)


Merry Christmas!  Julie

Mixed Medley Elf Shoes Card

Another Top Note Elf Shoes Card

Mixed Medley Elf Shoes Card

This is the first Top Note elf shoes Christmas card I made, but I decided I wanted the shoes beefier and the card a little brighter so I made the elf shoe Christmas card I showed earlier this week.  This card is made the same way as the one in the video tutorial.  On this card I used a Crumb Cake cardstock base and the Mixed Medley hostess stamp set.

When your Stampin’ Up! product order is $150 or more through, you’ll receive $25 in Stampin’ Rewards FREE.  And you’ll be able to order  the exclusive Mixed Medley hostess set from the Holiday Catalog.  The Holiday Catalog ends soon, so make sure you order what you want and need before it’s too late.

Also, if you have ordered from me during the last year, watch your mail box for the new Spring Catalog, which will be delivered to you this month!

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REMEMBER: 2-WAYS TO GET A SET OF STAMP PADS (a$49.95 value) FOR FREE!  1. Place an order or host a workshop of $450 or more. OR 2. Join my team of stamping friends for just $99 and enjoy all the benefits of membership.  (Offer available now until December 16th.)

Holiday Packaging Bundles

HOLIDAY PACKAGING BUNDLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNT.  How about super cute holiday packaging all ready to go?!?!  The only thing you have to worry about is what to put in it!   Order now so you’ll be ready.

Available November 29-January 2.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle #132769 $13.50 (a $16.85 value) Includes

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5″ x 3″ x 11-1/2″)
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2″ x 3-1/8″)
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle #132770 $13.50 (a $16.85 value) Includes

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3″ x 5″ x 1-1/2″)
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

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Enjoy! Julie


Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder

Video Tutorial: How to Make the Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder

Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder

Today I wanted to show you how to make the Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder that I showed you a few days ago.  I’ve recopied the supply list below or you can go to the original post to view more written instructions and pictures.  I hope you enjoye this tutorial!

Click to view it here or here

Merry Christmas,  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wacky Wishes (hostess set) w-#126410, c-#126412
Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966
Paper:  Be of Good Cheer #126896, Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Very Vanilla cardstock #101650
Extras: Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Naturals Buttons #127554, Vintage Trinkets #118764,  Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon #126848
(click on links for full product description and picture)