PPA148 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Greetings

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Although I made the commitment to take the leap this year to a Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio holiday photocard (check out my MDS card here), I’m still sending out handcrafted cards to 20 or so family and friends who anticipate receiving them each year.  That’s the purpose of today’s simple card, along with taking up the challenge to use the classic holiday colors below for the new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA148).

DON’T MISS the rest of the PPA Design Team’s projects using these colors and give it a “go” yourself!


  • Quick holiday WOW!  The Stampin’ Up! Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Holiday Ornaments Framelits helped me pop out this sophisticated ornament in a flash.  Save 15% when you buy them together.  Ornament Keepsakes Wood-Mount Bundle (129949) OR Ornament Keepsakes Clear-Mount Bundle (129950).

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  • A touch of embossing (I love using the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder on Very Vanilla Card Stock) adds a pretty finish at the bottom of the card.

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  • The Crumb Cake envelope flap was covered with a pattern from  Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and snipped to coordinated perfection with Paper Snips.

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The STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG CARRYOVER LIST is now available.  Discover which products will still be available after the catalog expires.

Need some last minute inspiration for creating holiday cards and projects?  Check out my STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG TOP 10 FAVORITE THINGS.

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Stampin up stampinup stamp it pretty holidays catalog card ideas punch demonstrator blog

Stamp Set:  Greetings of the Season (Wood-Mount 128030, Clear-Mount 128033), Ornament Keepsakes (Wood-Mount 128048, Clear-Mount 128051)
Paper:  Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904), Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (117154), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (126975), Always Artichoke (126972)
Cool Tools:  1″ Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094), Delicate Designs Embossing Folders (127023), Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (127816), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Paper Snips (for envelope flap, 103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin’ Up! Antique Brads (117273), Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120992), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) 

Other:  Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (107297)Ornament keepsakes stampin up stampinup card ideas


  1. Very pretty, I love your pattern paper play, it all goes together beautifully.

  2. Beautiful, Mary! I love the Antique Brad in the center of the ornament! Very classy!

  3. Big, bold, and beautiful! Love the clean lines!

  4. Another beautiful and inspiring card, Mary! Love the simplicity and elegance! I’m sure the lucky recipient will absolutely love it!

  5. I love how you jazzed up the ornament with the classy brad!

  6. This one is gorgeous!

  7. Great card, Mary and so your style!

  8. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful card, Mary! Know I would be thrilled to receive a hand made card and tHat your family and friends will be as well!

  9. I love this, Mary! The ornament looks fantastic with its Antique Brad center. Someone will LOVE receiving this one!

  10. Mary Lou Glick

    What a gorgeous card, Mary!

  11. Love the card. The medallion on the ornament is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  12. The recipients will treasure this card. It is very lovely. I admire you for jumping into digital. I know the digital design world will be the better for you being part of it!

  13. Ooh I love ms Mary , a bling will look good on your brad !! Love love it !
    Hugs f.

  14. Love this card – not too time-consuming and beautiful!

  15. Love the soft color combination. It has a vintage-y feel to it too. I REALLY like it! TFS!

  16. Beautiful card, Mary. I’ve been a bit hesitant about getting this stamp set and companion dies but this and other cards I’ve seen using it, convince me more and more to just jump at the chance to get it before it’s gone. This will be in my December order to start off my Tulip Reward list for next year.

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