Stampin’ Up! Lights Aglow Holiday Card

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has enjoyed a great week! It’s finally Fall here on the East Coast of the US. We enjoyed some rather warm temperatures earlier in the week – definitely not Fall like for November! But the weather has cooled off and it is officially feeling like Fall. Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away…I don’t know where the time goes!

What is prettier than beautiful designer series paper? Why that would be designer series paper with gold sparkle! For today’s card I used the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and a book fold to show of this gorgeous paper! Sentiments for the card are from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set.

I started off by matting the black and gold star pattern paper from the Lights Aglow pack to Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then adhered the units to the front of a Very Vanilla card base…perfect colors together!

Before adhering the “binding” portion of the book fold card base together, I added a length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon to this section and secured the ends using Stampin’ Seal on the inside of the card. The narrow “binding” section of the card was then adhered together using glue.

Next, I chose a Cherry Cobbler and gold piece of paper from the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper with round and square patterns. I used the largest square die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set to cut out a square from this paper.

The die cut square becomes the mat for the sentiment label which was cut from Very Vanilla cardstock using the 3rd largest die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. I stamped the “All is Merry & Bright” sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the sentiment label. The sentiment label was matted to the die cut Cherry Cobbler square and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the inside greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink and matted the panel in Cherry Cobbler then adhered this unit to the inside of the card.

A piece of the black and gold Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope. A Gold Shimmer Ribbon bow was added to the card front and the card is complete!

This beautiful paper does all of the work and provides lots of sparkle!

To view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Fitting Florets Collection available for Customer Orders!

The Fitting Florets Collection is now available for Customer orders! Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The collection includes:

  • Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129)
  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The Framed Florets Bundle which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Framed Florets Dies are available now as a bundle or purchased separately and will also be available in the Mini Catalog in 2023.

The Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are available now while supplies last…so don’t delay in ordering these items!

I have already featured a few projects made using these products and I can tell you firsthand that you’ll what to purchase this collection! The paper is absolutely beautiful as are the images and die cuts!

To view the flyer for these products, which include order numbers, click on the image below.

NEW! Introducing Craft & Chat Sessions

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? I thought I’d try something new!

Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!


Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each product that will take you to my online store.

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