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.


It’s beginning to look a lot like …


Stamped using  Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees and Multi-Step Ornaments & Stars for this quick sepia Christmas card.


Sepia Snowy Pine from Kitchen Sink Stamps

… which I have to admit, would not be so quick if I had to cut the tree out by hand. The digital download from Multi Step Snowy Pines can be found HERE.  If only decorating the real tree was this easy. 😉


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

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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


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Stamps: Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees and

Multi Step Ornaments & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Gold metallic from StarDream. Moroccan Cocoa,, Rubbed Sage and Chestnut Creme from Flavors Gourmet.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) TREE – Step #3 – Rich CocoaStep #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert SandSTAR – Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion.
Embellishments: Deckled Edge Rectangles – Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Embossing Folder – Scallops from Sizzix. Adhesive pearls from Michale’s. Atyou Spica pens – Gold (accents on the star).

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.

Pocket full … Peek #3

Peek #3 …


2 more days and five new stamp sets will be available in the KSS store.


Hope you’re not getting tired of bears? I am putting my bear army to good use. 😉

While I was searching around on the web (for a subject not related- typical!), I stumbled upon this fabulous blog dedicated to desktop crafting called, Clever Someday ( a really cute story about the name of her blog) by Kay Hall.  She created “09 KutUps”, a dingbat font for electric die cutters (SCAL, MTC, Silhouette Studio + any other cutting software that can cut TrueType fonts) that is absolutely awesome! PLUS… it is FREE!  (She only asks to consider “paying it forward” with a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.)

My card today uses two of the dingbats (with a little tweaking) from – 09 KutUps: flag banner and stitched pocket. The stitched pocket is backed with red cardstock so the blue pocket looks like it has red stitches (hard to see due to the angle of the photo). These are only 2 digital images out of the 90+ shapes that are included in this dingbat font.  I know I will be using this font a lot (my nestablilities are starting to look nervous!). If you haven’t already discovered this digital download for die cutting, you will want to check it out.


(Multi Step Ornament & Stars – Die Cut digital down load now available online)


Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more sneak peeks … 2 more to go!


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes, Multi Step Ornament & Stars and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Classic Crest Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Designer Paper Mini Deck – “Pheobe” from BasicGrey. Paper Assortment Pack – “Roy G. Biv” and “Elements” from Core’ Dinations; used a sanding block on blue cardstock (pocket & flag) to look worn.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) LIGHT BEAR: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. DARK BEAR: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – did not use, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. STAR: Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Sentiment: Love Letter.
Embellishments: 09 KutUps Digital Die Cut Dingbats. Small Brads – Making Memories. Atyou Spica pens – Pitch Black (bears’ eyes & nose) and Clear (sentiment)Cherry Divine Twine – Whisker Graphics. Wooden toothpick.

Getting Ready for the Holidays!


June 25th

This Tuesday is KSS’ Annual

“6 Months ‘Til the Holidays” Sale!

Get a jump on your holiday crafting or holiday gift giving!

Use the promo code HOLLY20 and get 20% off everything in the KSS store – one day only!

Sale ends midnight (PDT).




Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a Happy (and inky) week!

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Stamps: Multi Step Palm Trees, Multi Step LighthouseMulti Step Ornament & Stars and Never a Loss for Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah, Metallic Jade from The Paper Co. and Figgy paper pad from Basic Grey.
Inks: (all Memento Inks): Large Palm Tree:  Step #2 – Olive Grove,  Step #1 – Pistachio, Step #3 – Northern Pine. Trunk: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch,  Step #1 – Desert Sand. Sea Gulls: Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – Gray Flannel so 1x,  Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 2x’s. Ornament: Love Letter. Water: Summer Sky, Bahama Blue and Danube Blue – direct pad stamping. Sand: Desert Sand direct pad stamping. Shoreline: sponge Moonlight White (Brilliance). Sand mound by Palm Trees: sponge more Desert Sand. Sentiment: Natical Blue.
Embellishments: Golden Star Gelly Roll PEn from Sakura.