Sunday, November 26, 2023

Share it Sunday! Free tutorial - Merry & Bright

It's Sunday - and time to share another great card and free tutorial!   This week I'm sharing a beautiful card made with my bundle bonus for the month, Merry & Bright - I  hope you like it!

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Merry & Bright

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·       Stamp Sets: Merry & Bright (161946); Joy to You (162090); Merriest Trees (162043)

·       Cardstock and Paper: Basic White Thick (159229); Basic White (159276); Pool Party (122924); More Dazzle 6” x 6” Specialty Paper (161749)

·       Stamp Pads: Pretty Peacock (150083); Whisper White (147277); White Craft Stampin’ Ink Refill (101780); Poppy Parade (147050); Versamark (102283)

·       Tools: Blending Brushes (153611); Water Painters (151298); Merry & Bright Dies (161950); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Heat Tool (129053);

·       Miscellaneous: Basics Embossing Powders (155554); Metallics Embossing Powders (155555); Adhesive Sheets (152334); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal Adhesive (152813); Blooming Pearls (162238)


 ·       Basic White Thick: 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”

·       Pool Party: 4” x 5 1/4"


 1.    Sponge Pretty Peacock ink with a Blending Brush onto the Pool Party Cardstock, creating a darker edge, and a lighter area in the middle.

2.    When the ink is dry, stamp a sentiment from the Joy to You Stamp Set in the center with Versamark Ink, and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

3.    Using the small star stamp from the Merriest Trees Stamp Set, randomly stamp stars on the background with Versamark Ink, and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

4.    Cover the sentiment with a small piece of paper or post-it note. Squeeze a little of the White Craft Refill onto an acrylic block.  Add one or two drops of water from a Water Painter and mix well.  Pick up some ink with the Water Painter and flick drops onto the sponged panel. Set aside to dry.

5.    Stamp five bulbs from the Merry & Bright Stamp Set with Poppy Parade Ink.  Stamp over the image with the same stamp and Versamark Ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat with the Versamark and Clear embossing powder one or two more times, until the bulbs are smooth and shiny. Die cut the bulbs.

6.    Add a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of the More Dazzle paper, and die cut the bulb filaments, the bulb holders, and two or three of the light strings.

7.    Peel the backing from the filaments and bulb holders and attach to the bulbs.

 8.    Adhere the bulbs to the card base with Dimensionals.  Cut the string into smaller strips and attach to the card base, tucking the ends under the bulbs so they don’t show.

9.    Trim off any parts of the bulb that are hanging over the edge of the panel, and attach it to the card base.

10. Embellish with Blooming Pearls.


You can check in the SHOP NOW tab at the top of this page to find my current hostess code at any time.

To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -  and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code RTBJTUT7 through November 30, 2023 to get full benefits from me-

*NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.  


Bundle Bonus for November 2023

Merry & Bright #161951 $47.50*


Product available at time of offering.

Cost shown is in the U.S. Market for November 2023 – Price will vary in other Stampin’ Up! markets.

Order the above bundle in the month of November, and all of my profits from the sale will go to support Doors of Hope ministry in Murfreesboro, TN – see more about this incredible ministry here –

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Plus - you will receive a special full bundle tutorial of additional card ideas – that you can use to create wonderful projects.  Tutorial bundle will be sent out as soon as possible – usually the Sunday after your purchase.


If you don't currently have a demonstrator and would like a catalog; or would like to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at

*Note: Product pricing varies by market.  Check with your local demonstrator if you are not in the U.S. to find out your cost.  Product active to purchase at the time of this post.

Always Stamping, Maureen - the Crazy Stamping Lady!

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