Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly

Tuesday 30 August 2022

Can you tell that the Boughs of Holly Suite is my favourite in the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini Catalogue?  I've been sharing a lot of projects made using the suite.  Here's another one I created.  I love how much texture there is on this card.

International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - August 2022

Monday 29 August 2022

I’m so excited to be featured in the the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing #10 in the August 2022 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my watercoloured pomegranate card.

Share It Sunday - August 2022

Sunday 28 August 2022

It's time for another Share It Sunday Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we're sharing our projects with you as part of this blog hop.  There is no theme for our blog hop today. 

Stampin' Up! Jingle Jingle Jingle

Friday 26 August 2022

When I saw the Stampin' Up! Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set I knew I had to have this fun set.  I love any stamp set that includes a selection of bold sentiments.  How cool is that!  I created this card on Tuesday night Sketch Challenge and combined the stamp set with Designer Series Paper from Santa Express, the amazing Whimsical Woodland Embossing Folder and two fun Jingle Bells.  

Canada Inks Up! Blog Hop - August 2022

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Time for another Canada Inks Up! Team Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing "Fall or Halloween" projects. My card features the Stampin' Up! Fond of Autumn Bundle.  I love this bundle and there is a fun surprise with the dies - there is one die to cut out the large image and 1 die that will cut this large image into 4 separate pieces!  How cool is that!

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Today's card features the Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Suite - my favourite from the July to December Mini Catalogue.  I absolutely love the two step stamping and also this amazing bark Designer Series Paper.  During our recent Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp we were challenged to make a card based on this sketch and this is the card I created.  I love how it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Achievers Blog Hop - August 2022

Monday 22 August 2022

Welcome to the Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I am so honoured to be participating in this Blog Hop and I am so thankful for the support I received from my Customers and Team Members so that I could achieve this trip** for the very first time!  Thank you so much!!!

Fun with Stampin' Up! Tea Boutique

Sunday 21 August 2022

Every Tuesday night I share a Sketch on Social Media.  I created this card on a recent sketch using the Stampin' Up! Tea Boutique Suite.  I love how bright and fresh it turned out!  It was so easy to make!

Stamping With Friends - My Favourite Suite

Saturday 20 August 2022

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is our favourite suite from the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini Catalogue.  Mine favourite is the Boughs of Holly Suite.  

Casually Crafting - Colour Challenge for August

I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

Festive Friday #116 - Celebrating Grandparents Day

Friday 19 August 2022

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

Creativity Abounds - August 2022

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Time for another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Ringed With Nature House Warming Card

Tuesday 16 August 2022

There still time to get the Amazing Phrasing Stamp Set for free during Sale-a-Bration!  I used it for the sentiment on this fun card featuring the Stampin' Up! Ringed With Nature Bundle that is perfect for a House Warming Card.

Demonstrator Blog Hop - August 2022

Monday 15 August 2022

I'm excited to be training with Bruno and Kylie again this year and participating in our monthly Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the share ideas and to learn from each help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. 

Kindest Gnome

Sunday 14 August 2022

Do you love gnomes?  I know that not everyone does, but how can you resist the Kindest Gnome Bundle from Stampin' Up!  It's so dang cute!  Check out this adorable card I created using the dies in the bundle to make a gnome - beard and all!  Add a little Puff Paint to the cap and the ground and you have this very cute card, perfect for any occasion!

Watercolouring using Perfect Pomegranate

Friday 12 August 2022

I've created another card using the abstract watercolouring with the Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set.  I shared a card earlier where I spritzed the Fluid 100 Paper first.  For this card, I inked up the stamp and then spritzed the stamp with water before stamping.  It's a little less abstract when you do it this way!

Check out this pretty card!

You can get this stamp set for free during Sale-a-Bration with a $375 order or party!  Get your friends together and have a virtual party and you an earn this for free!


  1. Cut Garden Green cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Stamp leaves on card base randomly along right edge
  3. Wrap Linen Thread around card base 3 time and tie a bow on right side.
  4. Cut Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 4" x 4"
  5. Ink up dots stamp with Crumb Cake Ink.  Spritz with water and stamp on Watercolor Paper.  Repeat to cover paper.
  6. Cut Garden Green cardstock 3" x 3"
  7. Cut Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper using largest square from Stylish Shapes Dies
  8. Ink up large leaf stamp with Garden Green Ink.  Spritz with water and stamp on Watercolor Paper.  
  9. Ink up pomegranate stamp with Real Red Ink. Spritz with water and stamp on Watercolor Paper.  
  10. Adhere to Garden Green card stock once dry
  11. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  12. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper using Garden Green ink.
  13. Cut out using Paper Snips
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  15. Adhere sequins
  16. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  17. Stamp pomegranate in bottom right corner using Real Red Ink
  18. Adhere to inside of card.

Download Tutorial PDF

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

During Sale-a-Bration, choose a free product for every $60 you spend.  You can choose products from either the Sale-a-Bration brochure or the new list of products added!  Supplies available while quantities last.  

Note the Soft Seafoam and Pool Party Cards and Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies are sold out!

All Orders including registrations for classes and Stamp Camps are helping me to earn the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip! I was so honoured to earn the trip last year, but then it was cancelled. The trip for this year is a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords! I'm so close - I have 38,356 points and I need 40,000 points by September 30th! I know it's doable but it's going to take some work and I'd really appreciate your help! Every little bit helps and no order is too small!

Starting tonight through the end of August, I will send you the Make and Take Kit from my Tuesday Night Sketch Challenge with any order of $35 or more before shipping and taxes. If your order is $65 or more, I'll add a package of Festive Pearls to the Make and Take Kit. If your order is $120 or more before shipping and taxes, I'll add the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder to the Festive Pearls and Make and Take Kit!

Check out and register for one of my upcoming classes or monthly card kit.

Every order or registration in one of my classes helps!

Please be sure to use the current Host Code BXPNFYRK to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and a FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial! 

You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 Hues of Happiness Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.

Christmas Card Buffet Virtual Class

Register now for our upcoming Christmas Card Buffet Class on September 10th featuring the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set.  

Class includes Decorated with Happiness Stamp Set plus make and take kit with 10 cards (2 of 5 designs) plus PDF and Zoom Class (will be recorded so you can view later).

Add on the Dies for $52 extra and you will get a FREE Sale-a-Bration Level 1 Reward of your choice!

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Your Creativity Awaits

August Kit features Perched in a Tree from the July to December Mini Catalogue

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $57 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month

Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month

Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)

  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $57 monthly 
  • Add-on dies $53 and you will get a Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Reward for free - it could be the coordinating Designer Series Paper!

Available to Canadian Residents Only

The August kit features the Stampin' Up!® Perched in a Tree

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