A Punch Art Winter Scene for a Gift or Package Topper!

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The Little House in the Woods made with Punches!

This would make a pretty little gift on its own or use it as a package topper! It’s easy to make as you will see!

On this post, I am offering two tutorials: one in pictures and one in video. First, the pictures:

stampin up punchesThe What’s Up Punch makes the house.

Both the house and the roof are made from the Under the Tree DSP.

I also punched out the roof shape with Glimmer Paper, then free hand cut that piece to look like snow on the rooftop.

The tiny door and window are cut out with the same paper as the roof.

punch artNext, I punched out three trees and added a little Glimmer Paper on top.

This is how the house and the tree ended up looking.

The base of the scene is also from the Under the Tree DSP cut out with the Circle Framelits and folded in half. This paper is heavier than regular card stock so it holds the shape well.

I added a half circle of Gimmer Paper, and then I attached the house and trees with dimensionals! I added as many as were needed to get the look I wanted, and, for the house, I even added one on the bottom to help hold the bottom at a 90 degree angle.

Make a Winter Scene in 3D with Stampin’ Up! Punches!

Isn’t that easy? I’m sure you can think of other things to add to a scene like this. Have fun with this idea and, by the way, all products used can be purchased here!

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Butterflies Thinlits … Occasions 2015 Preview!

Dream a bit about spring, since the Card of the Day is a butterfly card! Butterfly Thinlits die

I love, love, love these new Butterflies Thinlits Dies!

They will be available on January 6!

This pretty paper is also new.

Its the Birthday Bash DSP, and it’s certainly not just for birthdays!

It uses the colors Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Gold,  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist, and Whisper White! The mix of those colors will give a fun, fresh look to your projects.

FMS Final 167-001

I used this Freshly Made Sketches 167 for inspiration for the layout.

The base of my card is Bermuda Bay. I added a layer of Whisper White 5 1/2″ x 4″ and two pieces of Birthday Bash DSP, one is 3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ and the other is 4 1/2″ x 1″


You will notice that there are two butterflies, one Bermuda Bay and one DSP. Both are made with the same Butterflies Thinlit.

butterly thinlits

To make it easy to pop out the butterflies, lay a piece of wax paper between the die and the paper before you run it through the Big Shot.

…and just think of all the fun you can have with the confetti left behind!

This is just one of the many fabulous products in the new Occasions Catalog!

Plus, the Sale-a-bration Specials start that same day.



You won’t want to miss out!

If you don’t have those catalogs, just email me and I will be glad to pop them in the mail to you!

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Anna’s Card Kits: Here Comes Santa Claus!

Anna has been busy making Santa Card Kits!

Anna's Card Kits


Do you need more Holiday cards to send out?

Or maybe some cute Christmas Thank You Cards for after the season?

Or maybe you even plan ahead for next year? (I can’t imagine that myself!)



It’s Anna’s Card Kits to the rescue! 

diy santa card

Isn’t this adorable?

Santa’s outfit has a shiny silver buckle and fancy buttons!He is all dressed up and ready to go!

The inside even has an extra little button.

You get all the supplies you need to make 3 cards for only $5!

Shop where it makes a difference!

See her cards and purchase them here: www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaCardKits

(You may notice that there aren’t many styles of cards in her shop this week. Many of her card kits have sold out. Thanks to all of you, Anna has become quite a successful business owner!  Many are being re-stocked soon, plus a few new ones!)

Connect with her on Facebook (and like her page) here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annas-Card-Kits

If you have questions, you can email her at annacardkits@gmail.com or you can email me at karen@karentitus.com (put Annas Card Kits in the subject line).

You can read more about Anna here:

1. http://karentitus.com/introducing-annas-card-kits

2. http://karentitus.com/shop-where-it-makes-a-difference

3. http://karentitus.com/united-in-card-making

Thanks for reading,

Karen Titus, Anna’s mentor

inside of santa cardP.S. Here is the inside of her Santa card!

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Top Three Gifts from the SU! Catalog!

You only have a couple more days to be sure you get your items in time for Christmas – so here are my TOP 3 gift ideas – with the top gift last so read all the way through!

3. The Everyday Occasions Card Kit!

134797SMake 20 cards for only $29.92!

Seven stamps, 2 inks, 20 envelopes, twine,buttons and all other accessories are included. All you need is adhesive. It comes in this pretty box too.

Who would this be good for? a family gift (great for all to participate in a crafting night), any crafter or anyone you think might be a crafter if they tried it, anyone who doesn’t have space for creating, and the list goes on….

Here are just 3 of the 20 cards you can make – and, of course, you can put your own flavor on all of them! These are just suggestions.



2. Envelope Punch Board or the Gift Box Punch Board

envelope punch boardgift box punch board


Who would this be good for? Any crafter!



* 1. Gift Certificate for SU! goodies from me!

I’m working on them right now so I don’t have a sample to post – but email me if you want to see one and hear the other details!!!

Who would this gift be for? pretty much anyone!

I will include complimentary catalogs, of course!

I will send the cutest gift card holder either to you to give to the recipient yourself, or to that person with your name in the “from”.

** Let those that buy gifts for you know about this too! Just give them my email and I will do the rest.   …   or how about getting one for yourself????

Email me to know more!

Thanks, Karen Titus

P.S. Click on any of these to order!

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Washi Tape Tips: Use the Little Leftover Bits!

Do you ever find yourself cutting off bits of Washi Tape that are hanging off the edges of your cards? Let me show you what I do with them, but first, a card:

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This is what my card stock looked like at first:

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I kept adding to it over time as I made different cards with this Color Me Autumn Washi Tape. Then I did this:

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I used the Star Framelits, the Hearts Framelits, and the Fun Fall Framelits.

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You will notice that I used the same layout and card stock colors (Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, and Baked Brown Sugar) for each card too! That makes an easy way to make a bunch of cards that are similar, but with some differences.

I used just one set of Washi Tape, but you could mix and match different sets and get some fun looks too!

Just a Minute: Tips for Using Bits of Washi Tape!

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Here are all the supplies I used:

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Hershey’s Nuggets Treat Box for Christmas!

Today’s Throwback Thursday, or Blast from the Past, is a great little gift idea I shared two years ago!

hershey's nugget box diyIt would be just as popular today!

After all, who doesn’t love chocolate?

And, of course, its all about the wrap anyway!

christmas gift homemadeThe video tutorial below gives all the details on how to make this, and its easy to change up the size according to what you are putting in the box.

(Jewelry would always work!)


How to Make a Hershey’s Nugget Box for Christmas Gifts!

(this video is 2 years old and its much longer than the videos I make now)

Have fun creating this little box!

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Quick Preview of a 12 Weeks of Christmas Project!

I got called away for a couple of days and I didn’t have anything ready to post – so…

stampin up card ideashere is a sneak peek of one the special projects coming out in my newsletter tomorrow! (Yes, that at least is finished). This is part of my 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS series. Be sure to opt in on the right hand side to receive it! You will get access to all of the previous weeks too!


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World of Dreams Birthday Card!

Taking a short break from Christmas stamping to do a birthday card!

stampin up birthday card


I love silhouette stamps like this from the World of Dreams set.


Instead of using black or Early Espresso like I usually do, it was fun to do this in Blackberry Bliss and pair it with Mossy Meadow.



The “musical words” from Timeless Talk  made me think of the birds’ singing.

No matter what the season, we always need birthday cards. Let’s remember those friends with December birthdays. Don’t you think that they should get a separate birthday card as well as a Christmas card?

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