Christmas in the Making Meets Lovely as a Tree

I am one happy camper when I can break out Stampin’ UP’s oldest current set Lovely as a Tree and pair it with a new set such as Christmas in the Making.

Today’s keep it basic ink to paper card features the stamp of the gorgeous ornament girl in the holiday release set Christmas in the Making.

Keep it basic are what I call cards which just have ink applied to paper.  (aka SIP:stamps ink paper) This creation is stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock, then colored with blender pens or straight markers, and clouds were created with torn paper and daubers (read below for more details).

How to create clouds with daubers & torn paper:

  1. Tear a scrap of tablet or printer paper to get rounded bubble and valley shapes.
  2. Start inking at the top of the sky and work down your cardstock. Apply your torn strip and add your favorite blue ink for the sky using daubers (substitute a cotton ball if you don’t have a dauber) and push from the torn paper towards the cardstock. Lightly adding color is best-you’ll notice you don’t need much.
  3. Move your paper down and change angle slightly to achieve variation in cloud shapes (or flip over your torn paper for a slight change).
  4. Repeat inking until your sky is complete.

Remember, you don’t need a lot of supplies to create something. You can always find ways to use what you have on hand and add new items to items you already own.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions or need help using Stampin’ UP! supplies you already own, feel free to ask me how something is done. If you aren’t making things with your purchases, I’d like to get you creating again.

Until next time…


Lovely As A Tree : Enjoy Fall Foliage

Lovely As A Tree is One of the Easiest to use stamp sets in the entire Stampin’ Up! lineup of products.  It never fails to create great results. That is probably why it has been around for so long.

This is the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  Isn’t it fantastic?!

Today, as the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to change colors in Western Pennsylvania, I am reminded to enjoy the beauty  bestowed upon us.   Plus, remembering the beauty of nature makes it easier when I have to get all those leaves out of my yard!

At least enjoying this Lovely As A Tree Fall Foliage card you & I (or a hired lawn care professional) never have to break out a rake, lawn mower, or leaf blower. We can just enjoy the beauty.


Don’t you love the many colors of changing leaves?  It is easily achieved on this Lovely As A Tree stamp by using various markers to randomly color the focal image and using the exhale of your breath to add moisture back to any ink that has dried on the rubber stamp before taking stamp to paper.

Creating a focal point for the large colorful tree was easy by using various Layering Oval Framelits and graduating them. The Whisper White card stock layer had the largest oval removed, followed by a smaller Old Olive oval, & the Soft Suede was the smallest oval of the three colors I used.  It was easy centering the tree in the ovals as it is stamped on the Whisper White oval I cut out  and is mounted on a larger Soft Suede scalloped oval to the interior of the card leaving a small section for a stamped & written message.

The addition of Gold Metallic Thread was added to the banner sentiment and the Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush adds even more interest to the already colorful leaves.  Here is a better picture of that sparkle:

su-lovely-as-a-tree-wink-of-stella If you have never had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the USA’s East Coast Fall Foliage, I encourage you to do so at some point in your life. It, as this stamp set claims, is Lovely. Catch a well forested area in the peak of the autumn foliage season and it will take your breath away.  I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to watch this unfold in my own backyard.  Leaves fluttering to the ground like raindrops really is an amazing site.  Shh…just don’t remind me what comes after they’ve fallen.

As always, should you want to pick up any of the great Stampin’ Up! products, such as the ones shown above, I’d be thrilled if you’d choose me as your demonstrator. Click HERE to be taken to my site , & thank you!

Until next time…