Winter Holiday Pals Hop

Stampin up cute christmas duo big shot Everybody "hop" for dashing holiday projects!  My Stampin' Pretty Pals and I have prepared a delightful hop, abundant with projects created with Stampin' Up! Products. I'm stop #5 on the hop.  The complete hop line up is at the end of this post!  The next stop on the hop is Martha Stewart's blog.
Stampin up bright christmas pillow box big shot

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:  Basic Jewels Rhinestones (stick-on convenience–love it) really put the sparkle in this winter wonderland card!  I used a Hobby Blade and Cutting Mat to "cut a wave" on the Brushed Silver card stock. 

Please let me know what you think of today's projects with a comment at the end of this post!

Cute christmas Stamp Set:  A Cute Christmas (Holiday Mini Catalog, WM 120825, CM 121133), Bright Christmas (Holiday Mini Catalog, WM 121678, CM 121318)
Paper:  Brushed Silver (100712), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Hobby Blade (102449), Cutting Mat (101087), Heat Tool (100005), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Northery Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120902)
The Perfect Touch:  Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), White Embossing Powder (109132), Stampin' Dimensionals (100730)

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Stampin up christmas cute pillow box STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:  The Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates amazing texture on the Brushed Silver Card Stock–reminds me of the old tin ceilings!  I paper snipped the snowman's scarf and a snippet of Real Red for his hat. 
Stampin up cute christmas snowman tag punch
Stamp Set:  A Cute Christmas (Holiday Mini Catalog, WM 120825, CM 121133)
Paper:  Brushed Silver (100712), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Tag Punch Large (119876), Tag Punch Extra-Large (119866), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Pillow Box Bigz Die (113466), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), Metallic Eyelets (105319), Sticky Strip (104294), Silver Cord (retired)



Joanna Munster —
Martha Stewart —
Carla Bazhenow —
Sue Bendinsky —
Melanie Collins —
Kylie Nicolosi —
Gina Shaw —


  1. If something can be breathtaking and adorable at the same time, Mary, this is it!

  2. Great projects Mary. Love the silver color palette!

  3. Stephanie Perry

    Elegant and cute at the same time? Of course!! Love how you used the Northern Flurry embossing folder and the rhinestones to add great texture and bling!

  4. Ohh super cute with the brush silver! Love the box and how you used the snowflakes texture too. What beautiful projects!!! Hugs, J

  5. Just when I think stamping can’t get any better, you post something that is amazing. Your site has really taken my stamping projects up a few notches! These are beautiful and I gotta have some of that brushed silver paper!

  6. Just stunning, Mary!!! I think I’m going to have to add those stick-on rhinestones to my next order! BTW, thanks for the shipping update on my recent order – you’re the best!!! 🙂

  7. Hi Adelle:

    Honestly, I just press firmly with the hobby blade (with my cutting mat beneath) and slowly work a curve into the card stock. Try a few times with some scratch paper. It’s easier than you might think.

    Hugs, M

  8. Love the brushed silver paper and the rhinestones! Perfect combination!

  9. Carla Bazhenow

    I love that white matting!!! Your card and pouch are so beautiful. I love the bling and especially that touch of red. Hugs,

  10. Susan Mac Donald

    this is the most impressive use of this stamp set, so far, that I’ve seen; it’s a WOW!! TFS!

  11. Mary, I really like the embossing on the silver CS – you always help me notice things in the catalog – and make my wishlist grow! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your talented work!

  12. This is gorgeous! Love the colours and bling!

  13. I love how the brushed silver paper looks! I haven’t used it before, but just might after seeing here. I just had a customer ask about it and I will direct her to your blog so she can see an example of it. Thanks again for sharing and as always, love your work!! The card is wonderful!

  14. So beautiful! I am beginning to get nervous when I open your blog because it often means I need to add a few things to my Stampin’ Up inventory! You are the only person who I have found that is dedicated to posting something new every day, that hard work and creativity has really blessed you! And me too!

  15. Debbie Pierce

    *sigh* Beautiful!! I want to come to your house and make Christmas cards!! 🙂

  16. Mary, I love the brushed silver CS, I just got some on my last order. It jsut screams Christmas cards to me! This is rally a beautiful set! I love the white on silver – so chic!

  17. Love all of the silver and all of the sparkle – a definite winter wonderland! Beautiful!

  18. I have never done the “wave”. Do you mark your curve with a pencil before you do it? How do you get it looking so perfect? Thanks for your wonderful blog. I read it every day. Your cards are beautiful.

  19. Oooo, love the silver embossed cardstock – so pretty! Great projects!

  20. Really stunning. The white embossing and gemstones is beautiful against the Northern Flurry embossing folder.

  21. WOW! These are so amazing!

  22. Adorable projects, Mary! I love the embossed silver card stock! Awesome!

  23. Stunning, stunning, stunning! Love those colors and all of your details!

  24. I love the white embossing on the brushed silver cardstock. These projects looks so Rich.

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