PPA19 Holiday Inspiration Photo

Stampin up wandering words ppa19

Need a little holiday inspiration?  The Pals Paper Arts Design Team decided that this vintage sled would ignite their creative spark.  For full details, the Design Team's inspiration samples and to play along, CLICK HERE.


I can't believe there's only a month left of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.  Please email me your name and address (U.S. only) if you would like a printed copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog or your can download it instantly HERE.  Even crazier is the notion that Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Mini Catalog are on tap for Jan. 5 (don't miss my sneak peek from yesterday).

The inspiration photo above gave me a nudge to use the Santa and sleigh from Stampin' Up!'s Wandering Words stamp set (complete images below).


  • Stampin up christmas snowflake punch Punches serve so many purposes.  I used the 1 1/4" Square Punch to create a background with patterns from Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Try circles, ovals or hearts for a fun alternative.
  • Gold Brads light up the corners of the main image and add a pop of bling to the center of the snowflake.
  • Stampin' Dimensionals give the snowflake just the "lift" it needs to accent the card.

STAMPIN' UP! CLEAR MOUNT STAMPS!  Stampin' Up! will be offering customers the option of traditional wood mount or clear mount stamp sets beginning with the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs on Jan. 5.  CLICK HERE FOR SNEAK PEEK DETAILS!


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Stamp Set:  Wandering Words (116507, Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog), Serene Snowflakes (115438, Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog)
Paper:  Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper (116770, Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog), Real Red (102482), Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Real Red (103133), Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Jumbo Snowflake Punch (116628), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390)
The Perfect Touch:  Gold Brads (104337), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Wandering words


  1. Mary, I love your card,I have this stamp set on order and can’t wait to use it.


  2. I just love this card! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Linda Callahan

    Love this serving of Christmas Cocoa!

  4. I notice that you have used red and brown a lot lately. Is that because of designer series paper or personal choice? Just curious.

    Hi Nancy: Good question. I just happen to be a big fan of the Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper. I’m using all I can on holiday cards before the Holiday Mini expires (Jan. 5). Hugs, M

  5. I adore this, Mary! I love what you did with that DSP. Signature Fish! XO

  6. So very beautiful! The Christmas Cocoa DSP was a terrific choice for this card! The details and execution are once again sheer perfection!

  7. Mary, this is beatiful!!! Hugs,

  8. Great colors, Mary. And of course I love Wandering Words!

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    I would like to chat with you . . . got time for a phone call this a.m.?

    Hugs,  M

    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin' Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  10. Melissa Young

    Love the colors and the layered snowflake!

  11. Love the DSP background – really looks great with that image.

  12. Your colors are terrific. And you got a sleigh in there! Yippee!

  13. This is just beautiful! Thanks!

  14. So very pretty… always love seeing DSP in action. 🙂


  16. Love these colors paired with each other! The result is a classic card! Great job as always!

  17. Mary, do you have any tips on lining up those rows of squares SO PERFECTLY?? Any help would be appreciated! Love your work!

    Hi Miss Mary:

    Honestly, there isn’t really a trick. I use minimal adhesive so I can move them a bit until they are in alignment. If I need more adhesive to keep them in place, I add a bit once they are in the right spots (since I can return the square to the same spot–the other squares are “in position” as my guide). Thanks for your question. Hugs, M

  18. GORGEOUS!!! and perfectly executed. thanks, mary. i just love your work. also loved the tutorial you posted on the movers and shapers using the heart cutout. great job!!!
    hugs, jo ann.

  19. GORGEOUS!!! and perfectly executed. thanks, mary. i just love your work. also loved the tutorial you posted on the movers and shapers using the heart cutout. great job!!!
    hugs, jo ann.

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