Home for Christmas – Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

Cute Bambi on Gorgeous Grunge snow created using Home for Christmas – Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper!

So now I’ve written the title I have Chris Rea echoing round my head with Driving Home for Christmas. It’s the first song that sprang to mind when I saw the name of the cute reindeer and santa Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper – Home for Christmas – in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. And it’s the song that springs to mind every time I see it. You will probably realise over time (if you follow my blog or Facebook or Instagram pages) that certain words or sentences make songs pop into my head! Then they stay there, often very annoyingly, for a few days. Actually it’s probably more annoying for the people around me, who hear my tuneless wailing of these songs.

Stampin' Up! Home for Christmas DSP card by Tracy May

Actually, I got carried away and made seven of them in total! Isn’t it cute? I didn’t realise when I made this card, that I must have accidentally CASE’d Jennifer McGuire. I had seen her video a few weeks before I made this card, but I didn’t twig until a few days afterwards. Oops – thanks for the inspiration though Jennifer. I still had to share my card as it’s so cute.

I cut the cute little Bambi dear out of the Stampin’ Up! Home for Christmas designer series paper. This paper is lovely. The little Bambi has to be my favourite pattern though. I’ve seen so many cards with these little dears cut out now. They’re certainly very popular.

The “snow” was created by stamping one of the ink splurges from Gorgeous Grunge in Versamark a few times in the same place, then heat embossing with white embossing powder.

I hope you like the card. Thanks for stopping by.

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(Walking in a) Winter Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Winter Wonderland from Stampin’ Up! – Starburst Christmas card using Winter Wonderland DSP and Wonderland rubber stamp set – created by Independent Demonstrator, Tracy May. 

I now have the carol going round and round my head… Sleigh bells ring are you listening…. Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

At least it’s one of the good Christmas carols. Mind you by the time Christmas comes, I’m usually so fed up of them. They are played too early here. Seriously I’ve heard Christmas carols played in shops in August!  Usually when I’m shopping frantically for my holiday (vacation) or school shoes for the boys!

Today’s card is one I made for my August class (ha ha ha I’m just as bad aren’t I?), which got postponed to September. One of my ladies had requested some more projects using DSP (which I’m totally guilty of hoarding #itstooprettytocutup). I thought a Starburst card would be good as I hadn’t done one with this class before.  I used Dawn Olshefske’s Easy Starburst (Sunburst) video on YouTube to get the layout and measurements.


Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland DSP & Stamp Set Christmas Card by Tracy May


I heat embossed the antlers from the Wonderland set using black embossing powder and the sentiment is embossed with gold powder. I love the colour scheme. The Winter Wonderland DSP is so beautiful – it was really hard to cut this one up. But I was strong and did it lol 😆.

Hope you like it. It was definitely worth it as the ladies who made it loved the paper and the technique. I love my job!

Here’s the list of products I used:

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Stampin’ Up! Handmade Gift and Card

Handmade gift and card using Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, Inks and Stamps!

Good morning peeps, another scorcher here in London today. A complete contrast to yesterday with the rain – very typical that it happened to be on the day my youngest and I bunked off and spent the day at Legoland with our friends. The two boys were dizzy with excitement  and a little hard to keep from running riot and rampaging through the park! They had a great day though. We won’t be going in the summer holidays though as my son does not do queues – oh no not in the slightest!

Anyways, on to today’s project. I love, love, love how this turned out. Don’t look too closely as it’s not perfect as this was the first time I’ve done this. It is a handmade gift, for my friend’s little girl, for her birthday this week.

Stampin' Up! Subtles DSP handmade gift ideas Independent Demonstrator Tracy May

I bought some cardboard letters from a local craft shop and covered them with the Subtles DSP stack. At first I was going to alternate Spotty then Stripey patterns only in Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette but decided I would mix the spots and stripes on each letter and also use other colours. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Subtles DSP hand-made gifts Independent DEmosntrator Tracy May

So now all my friends know what to expect as gifts for their children’s next birthdays or Christmas (whichever is first)! Sorry folks! x

For the card I decided to CASE the catalogue, as I liked this card so much. I substituted some elements for what I had available, but it’s very close to the original.

Stampin' Up! No Bones About It Catalogue CASE Independent Demonstrator Tracy May
Well that’s it folks. Hope you like the projects. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing x