Stampin’ Up! Flurries in a Hurry

Stampin up holiday treasures

199,742!  That's my visitor count as I post today.  You can count on a blog candy announcement as the 200,000th visit approaches!  Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and support of my Stampin' Pretty blog and Stampin' Up! business.

It's time for me to skidaddle on getting my Christmas cards rolling.  I have planned a blitz of holiday cards and ideas to share over the next week (and beyond–always with a chance of a few diversions).  Stay tuned.

Perfect for mass production–Stampin' Up!'s Rub-Ons (TIP:  Nov. 10-30, you can order SU's Rub-Ons on-line at 20% off with a $20 purchase) and felt snowflakes.  They helped today's card leap into my Stamping 911 category (cards you can make in 10 minutes or less).  Click here for more Stamping 911 ideas.

Stampin up holiday treasures close up
I layered Whisper White Little Felt Flurries (Item #113697, also includes Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze) on 1 1/4" punches of Textured Riding Hood Red card stock, following by a Scallop Square of Baja Breeze.  TIP:  The top snowflake was calling for a tidtad of extra attention, so a Ruby Red Button and a sliver of Old Olive card stock (as thread) were added.

The 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Baja Breeze is topped with a delightful pattern from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper (bottom) and Riding Hood Red Textured card stock at the top.  I layered a crisp, white Season of Cheer Rub-On (112843, includes one sheet each of Whisper White and Chocolate Chip) on the top corner.

Stampin up SC200
 This quick and easy card was wrapped up with a luscious piece of Stampin' Up!'s 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon.  TIP:  I used the rotary cutter from the Cutter Kit (Item #106958) to cut a small slice on the left side to neatly slip the ribbon through and wrap around the entire card front. The sketch was inspired by Splitcoast Sketch Challenge 200.

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Paper:  Holiday Treasures Designer Series, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch
The Perfect Touch:  5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, Ruby Red Button (Earth Elements Buttons), Season of Cheer Rub-Ons


  1. Took a cue from your snowflake/button combo on this card:
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Congrats on the hits! You do an amazing job with your business. Keep up the good work. You have a lot of fans!

    Your card is beautiful! Great colors and it looks like we were both playing with those Felt Flurries this weekend. I love them!!!

    Take care.

  3. Wowzer! I am really going to buy those flakes. And the paper. And the rub-ons.
    And, congrats! 200,000 is 1/5 of the way to a million!!!!

  4. Colleen Kramer

    Wonderful take on the SCS sketch! Loved how you varied the 3 squares because sometimes 3 in a row is a bit dry. Let the Holiday blitz begin! Thanks!

  5. You never cease to amaze me. I’ve been experimenting with non-traditional colors for Christmas this year. This will help a lot. Thanks for your great ideas.

  6. Congratulations on passing 200,000!

    I love to check your blog first each day and see what wonderful work will be waiting. You are certainly an inspiration to us.

    I also see that your moving up in the Stamping Top Count–can’t wait to see you in the top 10!

  7. Wow you always have such beautiful ideas!! thank you for the great ideas Mary

  8. you did it! as I am typing this you are over the 200,000 mark. I’m not surprised your blog is excellent.

    thanks for all the inspiration

    Carolyn s

  9. Congrats on 200,000! I was on earlier today and noticed you were getting close. I considered blog-stalking you so I could be lucky 200,000… but that seemed weird.

    Love your blog! I aspire to make my measly one this great! 🙂

  10. Wow, Mary!!! Congrats on the milestone which I’m sure you’ve met by now. Love the card and those snowflakes – I’m ordering them soon along with a few rub-ons. Can’t wait to see the rest of what you have planned for the holidays. Thanks for the heads-up on the Country Living offer – I signed up for the subscription yesterday. Can’t wait to get it.

  11. Barb Hendrickson

    Just gorgeous, Mary! So inspiring!!

    Happy Holidays are on their way. 🙂


  12. I so love your SU! Snow Flurries card…. Adorable… I’ll be chasing as I just received mine this past week. I LOVE snowflakes! Your colors are perfect… Smiles! Michelle 🙂

  13. This is stunning!! Love it!!

  14. This card is amazing. I love the layers you’ve added to your tags with the paper, snowflakes and the button. The ribbon just finishes off the card making it all come together. TFS

  15. Love the button on the snowflake — nice touch!

  16. This is one gorgeous card! I think I’m most impressed by how simple it is. But it packs a lot of interest!


  17. This is gorgeous – I’m going to case it ASAP! Thanks so much for sharing, and I’m looking forward to your future cards!

  18. i’m getting my holiday cards going too..i love this time of year!! since we don’t “celebrate” thanksgiving in germany, i think i’ve already busted out the christmas music!! love this card…i love those felt flakes!!


  19. Hello Mary,

    Love the card and I just thought that I would let you know. Also, it looks like I was the 200,200 visitor to the site, that is awesome. I remember just months ago, when you had 100,000. I think that it was August 10th or thereabouts. Once again, congratualations.


  20. Oh I can’t wait….Christmas cards all this week. YEAH!!! I love Christmas. I am a little behind in making my cards this year. will inspire me! 🙂

    I love this card/sketch. I am jotting it down in my book as I finish typing you.

    One more thing: I have been meaning to thank you for how you blog to us. I love that you show us your card-explain the details, and then show us what you used. I really appreciate that. If I had the money-I would buy every set you show. (just because you showed me how to use it) THANKS!!!

  21. Beautiful card! I wouldn’t have thought that pink and brown would work as a holiday card. TFS!

  22. Colleen Moreland

    I love the christmas card. Beautiful!
    I love the colors you used. Great job! It is nice to get away from the traditional colors of christmas!!!

  23. Mary,
    This card is beautiful. I won this paper at convention and I have been hesitant to use it because I really don’t care for it. But this card has given me new inspiration! The white flurries look beautiful on the layers. Great layout. Thanks for all of your inspirations!

  24. I love this card Mary! I’ve done lots with the blue and red and I love the look 🙂

  25. Congrats Mary!!! That is a lot of visitors!
    Your card is fabulous! Love the snowflakes and the color combo is gorgeous! I am so into the non traditional colors for the holidays…love them!

  26. Mary,

    You are one talented lady! I just love your work! You never cease to amaze me! Keep up the beautiful work!

  27. I love this card….your blog is so awesome!
    Cindy S.

  28. Jennifer Engle

    Mary, this is so pretty. I love how you layer. I would love you to share some tips on how you decide to layer your tags and embellishments… when is too much and when too little? I always layer too little I think because I just don’t see the layers come together in my head. Love the snowflakes!!

    Hi Jennifer:

    I experiment a bit to put together tags and embellishments. Sometimes I punch out a couple shapes and colors and combine until something says “come to momma!” You may end up with a few extra punches this way . . . but I keep them for future projects.

    I appreciate your comments. Big Hug . . . .M

  29. I love this card. It has so much detail without being overworked. I love your blog btw, and congrats at being so close to 200,000!

  30. Beautiful card! Love the DP and all of the elements 🙂

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