Stampin’ Up! Winter Fun

Stampin up winter fun 2

I thought I would toss you one more sneak preview of another stamp image from Stampin' Up!'s Scandinavian Season (on the heels of posting my Scandinavian Tree).  I simply love the crispness and versatility of this new Holiday Mini stamp set.  The stamp, rub-ons, felt snowflake and designer paper used for this project will be available for customer order on-line here beginning Oct. 1.

The 4 x 4 card base of Baja Breeze Textured card stock is topped by a dash of Stampin' Up's Ski Slope Designer Series Paper (Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze).  The horizontal banner is more Textured Baja Breeze, topped a gorgeous new vintage rub-on set called Old Saint Nick (comes  one sheet each of Whisper White, as shown, or Chocolate Chip).

My marvelous mittens are from Stampin' Up!'s Scandinavian Season, dipped in Real Red and stamped on Whisper White.  I snipped them out and propped them up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  They landed on Real Red and Baja Breeze Textured Ovals, shaped by my Big Shot and Oval Nestabilities.

The last detail is a Real Red Button.  TIP:  Cut  a sliver of card stock (Whisper White here) and slip it through button holes to create perfectly coordinated thread.  Flip the "thread" with the tie to the inside and it's a more polished look!

THE PERFECT TOUCH:  Jazz up your cards with coordinating, custom envelopes (4 1/4" x 4 1/4").  I used the flip side of the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper used on the card (don't you love 2-sided paper?) to reveal this luscious red pattern.  I adhered it to the flap, turned it over and snipped away the excess. 

And, oh, yes, the new Holiday Mini offers these adorable felt snowflakes (Little Felt Flurries), in different patterns (just like in nature :), sizes and colors (Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and White).  Wonderful on gifts, tags, mini boxes . . . Another Real Red Button and "thread" pull it all together. 

Hugs and Pretties . . . . M

COMING UP:  More Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Sneak Peeks for Fall–Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper and Season of Friendship Stamps

Stamps:  Scandinavian Season
Paper:  Ski Slope Designer Series, Baja Breeze Textured, Real Red Textured, Whisper White ("thread")
Ink:  Real Red
Cool Tools:  Big Shot, Nestabilities
The Perfect Touch:  Real Red Buttons (Bold Brights Buttons), Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons, Little Felt Flurries, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. This is perhaps my absolute favorite card you’ve ever made! I love it. I’m so glad to have a week’s worth of posts to read…and honestly, this one takes the cake for beauty, Mary!

  2. Ohhh! I love it Mary! The card is awesome and that envelope it just the cutest! Great job. I love everything about it. Thanks for the sneak peaks!

  3. Mary this is just SO cute! The mittens and winter fun images are beautiful… like someone else said, I probably wouldn’t have given the set much notice without seeing it in these cards. Great work!

  4. Colleen Kramer

    Oh man I love this color combo! The whole card and envelope is just stunning!

  5. Totally cute!!! Love how you do magic with this new Set!!!

  6. I absolutely LOVE this card; it may be my most favoritest [is that a word?]card of all time! For some reason, it really hits my soft spot…….

  7. WOW Mary, this is adorable!!!!
    GOd bless

  8. Very, very pretty! I wasn’t attracted to that set when I first saw it, but after seeing what you have done with it, I am having second thoughts. Thanks for the inspiration Mary!

  9. Mary, this one is a favorite. I watch the board and see all your new creations yet very seldom comment. Keep up the great work and thanks for all your hard work. Best one yet, imo:) Karl

  10. how did you make the scallop circle around the mittens? beautiful card 😉

  11. Awesome, love it. The colors look so good together. Add that one to my wishlist.

  12. Oh Goodness, that is GOOD! Really pretty and unique. You are so talented and skilled and you make great use of all your SU stuff! I think I’ll get out my stamps.

  13. Mary – you’ve done it again! I love it! The color combination is so cool and retro, I really like it. I’m adding this DSP to my list for ordering on October 1.

  14. fabulous…and you envelope…WOW!! I hope we’ll have this set in our new catalogue, October 1st!
    Have a nice day!

  15. I love this set and you are making beautiful cards with it!

  16. GORGEOUS!!! I love that paper.

  17. This is probably my favorite yet that you’ve made! Have I said that before? 🙂 I think so!

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