Christmas Card Mash Up


Mash Up the Past!

Today’s Christmas card is a “Mash Up” from 3 past Christmas cards. I didn’t even realize how similar this card was to the other three until after it was finished! I guess when you like something, you keep going back to it – even if it is subconscious! LOL

Multi Step Ornaments from Kitchen Sink Stamps6-months-before-christmas by Kitchen Sink StampsSeason's-Greeting by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Originally posted: Three Ornaments: HERE, Ornament, Bell & Stars: HERE, Pine Branches & Rhinestone Garland: HERE.

Merry-Bright-Ornaments by Kitchen Sink Stamps

I stamped the pine cone and branches directly onto the designer paper and was a pleasant surprise with how soft and muted the colors became once they dried. I am glad I had waited for the branches to dry before I added the sentiment. Stamping the sentiment 3x’s helped for it to stand out.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!


Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & StarsMulti Step Build a GarlandMulti Step Christmas Lights (sentiment) and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Designer Pack Noel from Pink Paislee.

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Pine Branches: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Cone: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle 2x’s, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa 2x’s, Step #1 – Did not use. Swirly Stars: VersaMark with + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Red Ornament: Step #5 – Elderberry, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Green Ornament: Step #5 – Northern Pine, Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #2 – Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. Star: Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe 2x’s, Step #1 – Dandelion. Sentiment: Northern Pine 3x’s and Love Letter.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles on ornament & star. Silver Gelly Roll pen by Sakura (on ornament caps and lines). Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s. Pop dots.


Deck the Halls … (take 2)

[Oops! Sorry –  hit “publish” before I was ready! Too much turkey, I’m still sleepy in the head!]

Happy KSS Monday!

… getting ready for Christmas!


Multi Step Ornaments from Kitchen Sink Stamps

With my finger, I smeared a small amount of Rock Candy – Distress Stickles, over each ornament to make them sparkle. After the ornaments dried, I used a 1/16″ hole punch at the top of each ornament and ran a couple of inches of silver cord through each one. Attached each ornament with a pop dot. Pierced holes where I wanted to “hang” the ornaments. Starting from the front side of my card, I threaded each end of the silver cord (with an ornament attached) through the “hanging” holes. From the back side of the card, I pulled both ends of the cord until taught, but not too hard –  you don’t want to rip the ornament. Tape both ends of the cord down in the back. Repeat until all ornaments are “hung”.


Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) KSS Monday!


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Stamps: Multi Step Ornaments & Stars and Multi Step Build a Garland (pine branches) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Opal and Mars metallic from StarDream.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) GREEN ORNAMENT – Step #5 – Northern Pine, Step #4 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves 2x’s, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Pear TartRED ORNAMENT – Step #5 – Grape Jelly, Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. PINE BRANCHES – Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #4 – Northern Pine. PINE CONES – Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – did not use.
Embellishments: 1/16″ hole punch and piercing tool. The silver cord from SU! Distress Stickles – Rock Candy from Ranger.

A New KSCC and lots of fun News from the Kitchen!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

Yes, I have a lot of exciting news I would like to share with you today!!!!

First: It is a new month, which means a new Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Crew Challenge – KSCC#30. This month’s Hostess is Angela. She has a super fun challenge that I have been really excited about ever since I heard her idea! Her challenge is called … “Just in Case”. She is challenging us to pick one of our favorite KS Crew member’s card (that in itself is a HUGE challenge) and CASE away. How fun IS THAT?!! And why am I so excited about this challenge??? Here is my chance and excuse to copy one of the gorgeous cards from the crew … and not be accused as a copy-cat – LOL!!! 🙂  You can find all the details to Angela’s challenge HERE.

So the first challenge was to pick a card from the crew to case … not an easy task indeed … I could easily spend a year casing one of their cards every day!

I finally decided to case this C&S spring card by Makiko and give turn it into a holiday card. This was a supper fun challenge and I hope you play along with us over on the KS Blog [HERE], as for this will be the last KSCrew Challenge played over on the KSS Blog.

On to more News….

Second: It has been long in coming, but KSS is going to have their every own Forum and public gallery! YaHooo!!!! One place to ask questions, find information and inspiration, share your own KSS creations and chit chat with us in the Kitchen…. and a whole lot more! 🙂

When you might ask?  More News ….

Thrid: I am personally inviting you all to join myself and the KS Crew to the Grand Opening of the KSS Forum/Gallery this New Year’s Eve!

When: Dec. 31st

Time: Noon to midnight EST

Location: will be announced HERE on the 31st.

I hope you will join us for the count down to the New Year in our New Forum …. there will be loads of Challenges, Games, Prizes, & Give-Aways …. oh, and a new stamp release …. available first only to those in attendance in our forum at the stroke of Midnight (east coast time)! 🙂  Should be loads of FUN and I am SUPER EXCITED!!!!!

And speaking of New Stamps … A new set is blowing its way into the Kitchen on Dec. 13th. A sneak peek to due to appear later in the week, so keep you eyes peeled, I don’t think you are going to miss spotting this peak. 😉

I told you it was a lot of news … but I guess that is enough Big News for one day. 😉  Happy Stamping!

Remember to check out what which KS Crew member cased who. 🙂

Angela (Challenge Hostess)ConnieJulie



Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland and Multi Step Gift from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Metallic Amber Jewel from the Paper Company. Marigold from SU! Bazzill Basics –  Cream. Ink: (all Memento) LT Ginger Bread Man – Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 Potter’s Clay stamp off 1x, Step #1 Desert Sand. DK Ginger Bread Man – Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Potter’s Clay, Step #1 Potter’s Clay stamp off 1x. Sponge edges with Cantaloupe. Sentiment in Rich Cocoa. Embellishments: Nestabilities – Heirloom Ornament. Gold & Chocolate adhesive mini Pearls and Red adhesive mini Rhinestones from Michael’s. Boarder punch Emboss Zig-Zag from Martha Stewart.

KSS’s 6 Month ’til the Holiday -3 Day Sale!

Smiley from Today starts KSS’s annual, “6 months ’til the Holidays” Sale!

Smiley from 3 days only!

… starting this Monday, June 21 st and get 20% off on all available items in the Kitchen Sink Stamps store.

Plus, all orders (US & International) with a total of $60. before shipping will include a FREE Mystery Stamp Set (Retail Value: $27.95)… keep it for yourself or get a jump on your Holiday gift giving. 😉

Orders with a total of $65. before shipping still get FREE Shipping too! (US only)

But to get 20% off you must type in the promotion code: STAR

Sale ends midnight (EST) Wed. June 23rd

Please check out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for the Holiday sale!
AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynn– Challenge Hostess Makiko


Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Bells, Multi-Step Build a Garland, Multi-Step Ornament & Stars, Big & Bold Swashes, Plaid Plus! and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Cappuccino from Stardream Cool Metallic-Ruby from The Paper Company. Ink (Memento unless noted): Ornament – Step #5 Grape Jelly, Step #4 Sweet Plum, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step #1 Lady Bug. Pine Bough – Step #4 Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 New Sprout. Bell – Step #5 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine Ink), Step #4 Vintage Sepia stamp off 1x (VersaFine Ink), Step #3 Toffee (VersaFine Ink), Step #2 Toffee stamp off 1x (VersaFine Ink), Step #1 Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink). Stars – Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine Ink), Step #2 Toffee (VersaFine Ink), Step #1 Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink). Swirls – Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink) and VersaMark with Super Fine Embossing powder – Gold from Ranger. Sentiment – Olympia Green (VersaFine Ink) and Rhubarb Stalk. Plaid – Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout. Embellishments: Petite Classic and Scalloped Oval Netabilities. Wide Grosgrain ribbon – Old Olive from SU! Clear – Atyou Spica Marker.

KS Crew Challenge #20

It is a busy time of the year with all the Holiday shopping, get togethers, baking… and gift giving!
Smiley from

So, as your hostess for this month’s KS Crew challenge, I thought it would be perfect if our challenge helped us get through decorating those gifts that soon will be headed off to all the special people on your Holiday Gift List…. so for KS Crew Challenge #20…

Let’s Wrap it, Bag it or Tag it!

I created this easy tag and wrapping paper using Multi Step™ Pine Tress for a Holiday Open House party that we were invited to … yummy food!

The bow came from the Multi Step™ Build a Garland and the star from Multi Step™ Ornament & Stars. Then sentiments came from Multi Step™ Christmas Lights and Multi Step Hanukkah.

You will want to check out what the KS Crew has created today to inspire your Holiday wrappings.


PLUS: A New Limited Edition Stamp Set – A Year of Thanks II (with a Multi Step Stamp included) is now available!

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step™ Pine Trees , Multi Step™ Build a Garland, Multi Step™ Ornament & Stars, Multi Step™ Christmas Lights and Multi Step™ Hanukkah. Paper: Metallic Mars from Paper Temptress and Glorious Green and Whisper White from SU!. Ink – Pine Tree: (stamping backwards) Step #4 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #3 Cottage Ivy Memento, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 New Sprout – Memento. Bow: (stamping out of order) Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk Memento, Step #2 Lady Bug – Memento, Step #1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x– Memento, Step #4 Crimson Red – VersaFine. Star: (stamping backwards) Step #3 Toffee – VersaFine, Step #2 Toffee stamp off 1x, Step #1 Dandelion – Memento. Tag Sentiments: Crimson Red – VersaFine, Lady Bug -Memento. Embellishments: Cranberry Swiss Satin Double Face Ribbon, Corner Tag punch and gold cord from SU!


Join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.

Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#20, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#20 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Thursday (NewYear’s Eve.) – Dec. 31st – midnight EDT.