Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year, Holiday 2016 Catalog, Christmas Card, Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, Susan Itell - simplestampin


Happy Friday! I have a classic one to help get your engines rolling with the new goodies from the Holiday Catalog…the minute I saw this stamp set, YEP – it was on my pre-order to Randall Lane as I love EVERYTHING about it! This IS a “Susan” stamp!


Wonderful Year, Stampin' Up!


Please read to the end of the post because I will have a “funny” for you about my day with Will on Wednesday…as you are reading this, I probably have already been to Baltimore taking him to take a Big Bird back to Boston. We have had an OVER THE TOP week together as it has been the BEST to spend time, spoil him, talking, sharing, cooking together… is great to see your PEEPS grow up to be BIG PEEPS!

Because this is such a great layout, I am going to share with you the dimensions as this is one that I would CASE! I love everything about it and the AMAZING plaids that are in this paper stack are simply classic and gorgeous!

I know that many of you might not think that this color combination is a tradition Christmas one…but trust me, it is super rich and yummy. Poor Delightful Dijon, it hardly gets any attention but I encourage you to give it a try as it does compliment and gives balance and depth to projects!


Garden Green, Delightful Dijon, Black


Remember, with these paper stacks you get (4) sheets of each design so once you see the way that I cut the paper, you would be able to (16) card from each paper design. Even though it is just a POP of the DSP, it is enough to make an effect!


Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year, Holiday 2016 Catalog, Christmas Card,Clean & Simple, Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, Susan Itell - simplestampin


Here you go, I know you enjoy when I take the time to share measurements!

  • The Card base is Basic Black in the Vertical Mode, 4 1/2″ X 5 1/2″
  • The White Pieces (2) are 4″ X 5 1/4″ ~ one goes on the inside of the card
  • The white Sentiment piece is 4″ X 2 1/2″ stamped in Garden Green
  • The Delightful Dijon is 4″ X 3″ and then scored on each end 1 notch in
  • The DSP is from Warmth & Cheer (LOVE IT) 1 1/2″ X 5 1/4
  • The Dijon Stars are from the Jolly Friends and randomly stamped!The envelope fun was a 1/4″ piece of Garden Green and another fun piece from the same DSP Stack cut at 2″ wide


Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year, Holiday 2016 Catalog, Christmas Card,Clean & Simple, Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack,Simply Scored, Susan Itell - simplestampin


I hope that you can see that this is a super simple card layout, (remember ~ I call them FORMULAS as they will never let you down) Just change up the stamp sets….change the paper and no one will ever know that you have made this layout before!


Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, Stampin' Up!


The other reason I adore this stamp set is that there are great sentiments to stamp on the inside of the card! Below you will see how I add the trio of stars on the sides of this fun sentiment. This is something that we all want, more inside sentiments and I was doing this happy dance with this offering!


Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year Clean & Simple Card, Project Details, Susan Itell - simplestampin


Now to a funny for you and I apologize in advance that this might be too long but here you go! I shared earlier this week that I was super excited to be with Will, my oldest peep that is a Montessori Teacher for 6 – 9 year old in my craft area and go to town because the way I looked at it is…


A teacher + Little Kiddies = a perfect opportunity to play with crafts!?!?

Well, I was a bit deflated. 🙁 Don’t get me wrong we had a blast together but I will put it out to you straight…


The last thing he wanted to do was “play crafts with Mom”

At first I was sad, but then I was over it BUT one thing HE DID want to chat about was adhesives….YES – you heard me right – ADHESIVES….I thought that I would fall off my chair. He actually wanted to know what worked and what didn’t because he goes through a ton of adhesives with preparing with lesson plans….the moral of the story – he has robbed his Mom’s stash and that made me happy!!! 🙂

Do you know what DID MAKE HIM EXCITED?!?!? He loved all  of the spools from the thick bakers twine, the rings left over from Washi Tape, my organization cubes…little containers that I held buttons etc….THAT MADE HIM HAPPY and he wiped me out – he said that he could use them with the kids…..

Sorry for the rant…the end result is I had a great week and was a blessing to have him home. I feel like my mojo has been a bit off and I am looking forward to some “me time” tomorrow as John has an all day Boy Scout training (yep, he is a bit old to be a Scout ut he is the best in helping and giving his time)

I know that Christmas is far, far away but then it will be there before you know it and this is one card that I would mark for the future. Enjoy the day, make someone smile, and share some simple kindness! 🙂


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