2020 is coming to a close soon. And in case you have not heard, we have a GIANT YEAR-END CLOSEOUT Sale going on now. I want to share a few of my favs from the August-December 2020 catalog that I do not want you to miss. Here is my quick list. Please note that I have included the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set because it is GNOMERIFIC. If you need any reasons why this is on my list, please refer to my Project Gallery – LOL!

I created these 2 quick Christmas cards using Wishes & Wonder bundle, Paper Pumpkin extras, and some fabulous products that are retiring. Before we go any further, add the Wishes & Wonder stamp set and North Pole Wonder dies to your order. Ordering the stamp set and die set separately will save you $4. There will be regrets if you do not have it. I have been using the stag, tag, foliage and circles on almost every project this season. Here my cards.

Christmas stag with pine boughs
Christmas Stag with post

I used the retiring Winter Snow embossing folder layered with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder on the first card. The gold foil dashed layer is from Paper Pumpkin parts. The embossing on a background layer really makes your handmade card pop. By now I know that you all are aware of my joy (I am avoiding the word obsession) with texture on my projects.

Hint on adding the layers to the 2nd card.


I stamped the script crooked so I resized my panel. So easy to do with the grid lines on the Stampin’ Trimmer. Attach the circles with a narrow strip of a cool coordinating pattern paper (yes, that is a Paper Pumpkin scrap) using a glue dot on either end. Adjust the circle and add a glue dot to each circle to keep it in place. All the other elements are from my efforts to clean off my workspace and use up pieces and parts. And that wonderful script is from the Very Versailles stamp set (another of my absolute favorites from the Annual Catalog). Then layer the remaining element as it pleases you.

Add Paper Pumpkin Kits

Do you sense a trend here? I like using the Paper Pumpkin parts to coordinate with all our catalog products. You can manage which months you receive the awesome Paper Pumpkin kits by accessing your online account. I must confess that I suspend the kits during the months that I know I will not be able to use them. The best time to maximize your Paper Pumpkin subscription is during Sale-a-bration (January-February 2021) which will be here before you know it. You will earn extra rewards and FREE exclusive products.

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