Pals “Cut It Out” Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals August 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Create a winter holiday Christmas card with Stampin Up Ideas

On today’s project, I used oodles of layers and gorgeous, new products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, available starting Sept. 5.  There’s something really beautiful about layers of Very Vanilla and gold!  

This Stampin’ Up! video shares even more tips and ways to use the Winter Woods bundle.


Create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base with Thick Very Vanilla card stock and the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Trimmer. 

Adhere a 4 1/4 x 3 piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Snail Adhesive to a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Gold Foil as shown.  Adhere both with Snail Adhesive to card base.

Create the evergreen trees using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Very Vanilla card stock and the two evergreen tree dies from In the Woods Framelits Dies (available Sept. 5).  

Create a winter holiday Christmas card with Stampin Up

Bump up the texture by using a Paper-Piercing Tool to loosen and lift the die cut boughs of the smaller evergreen tree.  I painted Clear Wink of Stella Glitter on the edges of both trees as well as the boughs of the smaller tree.  Adhere the small evergreen tree with Snail Adhesive to the larger evergreen tree.

Heat emboss the sentiment from Winter Woods Stamp Set with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla card stock.   Trim to approximately 3 x 1 1/8 and flag one end using the Tailored Tag Punch.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive below tree.

SAVE 10% Winter Woods Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Emboss a 3 x 1 strip of Very Vanilla card stock with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  LOVE THIS DIE!  Crop with the curved die piece from In the Woods Framelits Dies.  “Paint” raised “bumps” with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter.  Adhere “snow” layer with Snail Adhesive to the bottom of a 3 x 3 1/2 piece of vellum. 

Adhere vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Wrap vellum/Very Vanilla card stock layer with Gold 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and tie in a bow. 

Create a winter holiday Christmas card with Stampin Up Idea

Adhere tree/sentiment as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere ALL with Stampin’ Dimensionals to card base.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorial (and supply list) for the Winter Woods Christmas Card here.

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Don’t miss the fun!


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty – YOU ARE HERE
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Winter Woods Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

ADD IT TO YOUR WISH LIST!  SAVE 10% when you purchase the Winter Woods Stamp Set and coordinating Into the Woods Framelits Dies as the Winter Woods bundle.  Available in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog starting Sept. 5, 2018.  

Price: $110.00


  1. Oh, Mary. This is magnificent. I have long loved white on white cards and recently have come to realize how pretty they can be with a touch of color. I live this new bundle and will be ordering it in October, which hopefully will give each enough to make this year’s Christmas cards. I just love the “ruffle” look createdby the die for this tree and it reminds me of my favorite evergreen – the Canadian hemlock. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial and I doubly thank you that it is not a video. I guess it is my advancing years but I would much rather text and photos which I can print out and put in a binder, than something that takes a lot more time to watch and cannot be printed out. Just one of my quirks. This is gorgeous and I intend to get busy as soon as I get it ordered.

  2. I love this stunningly simple marriage of vanilla and gold. So gorgeous! TFS

  3. Stephanie A Atterbury

    Wow, Just when I think there is nothing new to do w/a tree, you make it sing!! Stunning w/the cream & gold and accents!

  4. This is a very pretty Card, I love the way gold and Very Vanilla look together, very rich. I’m definitely going to have to purchase this bundle when it’s available.

  5. This is so pretty,,,it reminds me of a frosted Christmas cookie! I can’t wait to get my own bundle!

  6. Love, love all the textures and layers with the elegant color palette!

  7. This is a stunning card Mary! I love it and especially with Very Vanilla.

  8. Oooooh, MsMary what a BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CARD ,you blew that baby out of the park ,
    OH MY NOW I really want it 😮
    Tfs , hugs Frenchie ♥️

  9. Mary, This is stunning! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Mary! I’m so glad I ordered this set!

  11. Debra Anderson

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is a truly stunning creation!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and project with us.

  12. Mary, this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I was on the fence about this set but this card sealed the deal. I will use it to make a framed art piece for Christmas for each of my three daughters. Thanks so much for hatching the idea!

  13. Oh My GOSH! My jaw just dropped when I saw this card!!! Absolutely stunning! You are the great enabler because I didn’t think I needed this set because I have Lovely As A Tree but, now it will be on my next order!

  14. Debbie Crowlely

    Mary, this is out of the park. Stunning and classic. I didn’t get this one, but now I will. Thank you….just beautiful.

  15. Stunning!! Love this super elegant card, Mary. I’ll come back to watch your video to find out all the details. Have a great day!

  16. Oh, Mary, this is JUST SO, SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
    <3 🙂

  17. Oh my gosh!! This is SO BEAUTIFUL! It looks good enough to eat LOL! I guess it reminds me of cake frosting😆 This bundle recently caught my eye and now I have to have it!

  18. Oh Mary, this is JUST SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  19. Mary, this is such a beautiful card! I am definitely going to put this bundle on my next order! Thanks for sharing it!

  20. This card is so elegant and beautiful. It takes my breath away!

  21. Simply and elegance is your style. This is a stunner of a card. Will be a big hit for a Christmas card project.

  22. What a SUPER STUNNING card you have created my friend. I adore everything about this card.

  23. Linda Riesgraf

    Stunning!!! I’m speechless.

  24. Simply gorgeous, Mary! I love all this Very Vanilla! Such a beautiful design!

  25. I know just the people who will be getting this stunning card this year. Mary, tre elegant!!! (And thank you for showing this bundle, as I didn’t “get it” from the catalog pictures)

  26. Lucie Laflamme

    I love that, its wonderful!!!!!! thank you

  27. Wow! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, MARY!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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