Christmas Season Bundle

I love making Christmas cards and I especially LOVE this colour combo! Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana – thank you Stampin’ Fancy Friday for featuring these colours. My other inspiration for this card was the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge (#HSSSC374).

This card includes a ton of colour, techniques, and texture. A card great card really is in the small details. I blended the background and then splattered it with Coastal Cabana ink and Wink of Stella. Then I embossed the top white layer and the Coastal Cabana strip. I inked, cut and layered up the greenery, then I added sheer ribbon, opal rounds and DSP for more interest. I even stamped the envelope – I LOVE a nicely decorated envelope in the mail.

To get all the details you can watch my video below or check out my supplies list. Make sure to subscribe to my channel so you won’t miss any of my weekly videos.

I hope some of the tips in my video are helpful – especially on how to get great detail with this stamp set. I am happy to keep inspiring you, and if you live in Canada and need some crafting supplies visit my shop – link below πŸ™‚

Product List
Opal Rounds
$10.25
Bone Folder
$9.50

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Delicate Dahlias

I created a card today for the Hand Stamped Sentiments colour challenge. These colours are just the perfect colours for a transition between summer to fall.

I chose to stamp the amazing Dahlias using both the photo realistic image and the line drawn images in the stamp set.

You can earn these gorgeous blooms simply by placing a $120CDN order with me before September 30th.

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Hello Fabulous!

Created a quick custom card today for a friend. The request was for a stack of girlfriend cards. I had a few older designs with cocktails and shoes etc… however, I was one card short – so off to my stamping table I happily went.

I never know where to start, so I chose a stamp set and then set off to find a challenge or some other inspiration. Here’s what I found:

I may need to make a few more of these – I LOVE the pink and gold – and I know a few fabulous gals I should be saying hello to.

Until June 30th only – when you buy more than $60CAD from me using the host code: U6M2HDBU I will mail you a pack of Genial Gems as a thank you gift.

Product List
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Colour & Contour Bundle Card

Today I was creating a fancy year end card to give to my teaching team (I actually need 3 of them – my cohort partner, my teaching partner and my E.A.) They are all so fabulous! I used two challenges to help give me inspiration.

I love the Gilded Leafing and the In Color Jewels. They just add a sparkle that makes everything look so special. To see ow I applied the Gilded Leafing ( and grab a tip or two on how to use the Heat & Stick powder) watch my video. If you like it please subscribe and shar it with others. Thanks!

Live in Canada and love the new In Colours? It’s not too late to join my In Colour club. Your first month may arrive a bit late but you’ll be able to join us for the zoom and replay when you get your items. Then you’ll be all set for the next four months.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Party Puffins Birthday Card

We have a new catalogue that launched today – you can use the link in the sidebar to view it!!

This card was created using my FAVOURITE set from the new offerings.

I designed this card for the Colour Challenge at Handstamped Sentiments (HSSCC363)

I even used the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends and the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (there isn’t a Bumblebee Blends) to create the orange on the Puffin beak.

You can see all the details of how I created this card in the video below.

Please also check out all of my upcoming events – you can see the full list on my home page of this blog or under events at https://leahdixon.stampinup.net/

Here are all the supplies used for today’s card.


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Brights 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$12.00
Banners Pick A Punch
$31.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Party Puffins Cling Stamp Set
$27.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$9.50
Paper Snips
$13.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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Strong and Beautiful Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day is approaching ( in just under a month’s time). So today I pulled out a favourite retiring stamp set (Strong and Beautiful) and paired it with a soon to be released new floral set (Colour and Contour). The layout of this card was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #362.

Some of the finer details that you may not be able to see in this photo are the Dainty Diamonds embossing on the Basic Black cardstock , the coating of Wink of Stella and the fact that the flower was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. If you want all the details check out the video below.

Product List

In addition to these products I used some not yet released items ( Polished Pink Ink, Soft Succulent Ink, Colour and Contour Bundle and 2021-2023 In Colour Gems). You can grab these items on May 4th or contact me today to join my team and add these items to your Starter Kit now.

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Wildly Happy Baby Card

I LOVE having a reason to create and when I created this card I actually had 3 reasons to make it!

Most importantly – my cousin and his wife just welcomed their first child into the world – Welcome Harriet Batchelor!

Secondly I wanted to participate in two different challenges. The Global Design Project (#GDP286) and the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge (#HSSIC361).

My third reason to create this card was to highlight some of our soon to be retiring products from Stampin Up! I don’t want to miss out on a minute of playing with some of my favourite supplies. I also don’t want you to miss out on grabbing these while you still can! See below for a full list of supplies used ( and click the links to purchase – some even have sale pricing right now!)

For all the details on how I created this card check out my video below or pop over to my Facebook page. Will you are there, make sure to follow or subscribe to my page so you get notified every Tuesday when I post a new project.

Product List
Paper Snips
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$13.50

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DAY 1 – STAMPIN THE RAINBOW

 πŸŒˆ I will be live everyday this week ( Mar 14 – 20) at 10am (ish) to stamp with you on my FB page. Each day I will be featuring a different colour and one great ordering special (see below). Today’s card is featuring the colour Real Red and the Hey, Birthday Chick stamp set and dies bundle. The card layout was inspired by the Handstamped Sentiments Challenge (HSSSC359).

https://www.stampinup.ca/categories/whats-new/hey-chick?dbwsdemoid=2189587

7 DAY ORDERING SPECIAL and it’s an awesome one!

Receive a Classic Stampin’ Pad (in the colour of your choice) for FREE with your minimum of a 60.00 order placed with me! (This special is available only in Canada and ends March 20th)Use this link to order from me: http://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=9UR222TR

*You can add the ink pad to your order (must be in addition to the $60 minimum) and I will reimburse you vie EFT or email me (leahdixon41@gmail.com) your preferred colour and I will mail/deliver selected ink pad beginning March 29th.

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Product List
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Snail Mail Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Hey Birthday Chick Bundle (English)
$59.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$41.00
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$82.00

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Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
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Hey Birthday Chick & other Workshop Cards

I can’t get enough of these chicks!! This weekend I held an online workshop (the live demo was at 9 am Saturday Feb 13th- you can click here to view it). The three cards I created all used the Hey Birthday Chick and Hey Chick bundles.

This first card was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Colour Challenge #357. The Snail Mail DSP was the perfect paper to accent this card.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Snail Mail Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Hey Birthday Chick Bundle (English)
$59.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$41.00
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack
$9.50
Resin Hearts Embellishment
$9.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$82.00

A little bit of masking ( using post-it notes) helps create a triple bouquet of balloons. You can earn the Oh So Ombre DSP for free with a $60 purchase. See all the details below.

Product List
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Oh So Ombre 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Hey Birthday Chick Bundle (English)
$59.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$13.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$82.00
Paper Snips
$13.50
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

The last card I created has a great shabby chic feel and uses the out of catalogue Metallic Mesh Ribbon.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Flower & Field 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Hey Chick Bundle (English)
$60.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$11.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$10.25
Matte Black Dots
$9.50
Blending Brushes
$16.25
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50

The Hey Birthday Chick sets is in the Jan – June mini Catalogue, but the other stamps and the dies are not. Here is the info about the bundles. You can even earn Sale-a-bration items when you purchase a mnimum $60 order before Feb 28th.

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More Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – Oct 2020 Joy To The World

I have two more Paper pumpkin Alternatives for you today. The first one was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #350. (#HSSSC350)

I added a Crumb Cake cardstock base and stamped Joy using Crumb cake ink all over the background. Then I layered a Cherry Cobbler cardstock piece that was the same size as the larger white embossed piece from the Paper Pumpkin kit ( which was the next layer). Finally I added some vellum cardstock sprigs, the wreath from the kit, the gold foil “Joy” from the kit and some Holiday Rhinestones.

Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.50
Sprig Punch
$24.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00

My last alternative for today was a take on an alternative presented in the kit.

I used a piece of Just Jade cardstock. 8.5″ X 5.5″ ( scored at 4.25″) and then I embossed another layer of Just Jade cardstock (4″X 5.25″) using the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. Next I stamped the wreath image using Just Jade (stamped off) and Cherry Cobbler berries ( stamped off) on a 3″X3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment using Early Espresso ink. I layered the wreath on a tilted piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock ( 3″X 3″). I attached those pieces to the card base using dimensionals. Finally I tied a bow using Braided Linen Trim and attached it to the wreath using a mini dimensional.

Product List
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
$9.50
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
$12.25
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00

I hope you enjoyed these Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

If you missed out on the October kit – make sure to grab the November Jolly Gingerbread kit. You can order yours by clicking the image below. You have until Nov. 10, 2020 to get this kit!

It looks so fun and who doesn’t need gift card holders for this upcoming holiday season. The pieces can also be used to create gift tags or as card candy.

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon