Day 3: A Cute Christmas

Stampin up jolly holiday designer paper a cute christmas

It's Day 3 of my Week of Holiday Mini Catalog Sneak Peeks!  "A Cute Christmas" stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog gets an "A+" for total "cuteness."  The simple pocket idea for the sentiment was shared with me by my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Kadie Labadie.  

Stampin up a cute christmas tag punch

The card stays uber cute even with the sentiment tucked in.  It's a delightful little surprise.  The gift stamp makes this set adaptable for birthday, too!  I adore versatility.

  • Stampin up a cute christmas rubber stamp stockings NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  The "A Cute Christmas" stamp set was used for the stockings and sentiment (both the text and present).  This set will be available on September 1
  • A Word Window Punch is the key to the pocket.  Just remember not to add adhesive to the area where the tag slides in.
  • Not just for eyelets . . . the Crop-A-Dile pops out the hole for the tag ribbon (through two layers of card stock) in a snap.  It also chomps thru thin metal and much more.
  • The border takes about 30 seconds (but perhaps don't attempt after a pot of coffee–it takes a steady hand :).  I used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker for my squiggles and dots.
  • The Jolly Holiday Designer Paper was love at first sight.  I'm nutso over the clean, modern patterns in coordinating Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  I used Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon (oh, gasp) because it's plenty close to Old Olive.  So far, I have not been struck by lightning.

COMING UP:  Tomorrow is Day 4 of my Holiday Mini Sneak Peaks and the kick off of a new Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I'll share my first attempt using the Stampin' Up! Color Spritzer.  What took me so long to get one I ask?  Tuesday promises another delightful Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop!

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Like what you see today or have a question?  Please leave me a comment below 🙂

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Stampin up a cute christmas tag punch present Stamp Set:  A Cute Christmas (Wood-Mount 120825, Clear-Mount 121133–available 9/1)
Paper:  Jolly Holiday Designer Series (117159), Old Olive (100702), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (119669), Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker (119681)
Cool Tools:  Word Window Punch Large (119857), Extra Large Tag Punch (119866), Large Tag Punch (119876), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch:  Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119767), Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon (119265), Stampin' Dimensionals (100430)


  1. Oh Mary, I love it. What do I owe you for designing my Christmas Cards this year? I am gonna have to do some of these. I love slots that ya can fill up!!! Hugs,

  2. Brilliant in every way! I just love this idea, Mary. XOXO

  3. Your cards are always stunning!! I would love to see more videos of your techniques. Do you have any plans to do more?

  4. It is so beautiful creative card and good taste for the color.

  5. What a great idea to a cute surprise sentiment.

  6. The cuteness factor here is off the charts – love the layout for any season!

  7. How cute is this!! Adorable idea!

  8. Hi Mary,
    Your card is super cute! Love your doodled border.
    Hugs and smiles

  9. Sheer perfection! Love this card!

  10. Hi Benjaman: As one of my Stampin’ Pretty Preferred Customers, you will get one automatically 🙂 Hang in there. It will arrive at the later this month. Hugs, M

  11. Ohhhh, when do we get to see this catalog??? The waiting is the worse!

  12. Chris R. from Iowa

    Really cute! Can’t wait to see what you do with the spritzer – if I can use it, you certainly could! Maybe a little of the log cabin on very vanilla part of this card could make it look a bit aged? I think they need to have a cherry cobbler spritzer color or the old olive!



  14. Oooohh! I wasn’t sure about this set … now I think I love it!

  15. Stunning!

  16. Cute card, Mary! I love the layout! Quite unique!

  17. Adorable card! This Holiday Mini Catalog is so fabulous!!!!

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