Saturday, December 14, 2013

Color Me Christmas Tree Card

Welcome to day 5 in this series of five Christmas Stamp A Stack cards.  This lovely Christmas tree card is the fifth of five cards I am sharing with you this week.  If you have missed the previous 4 cards, the go back to December 10th and you will start with the first one there.

Here is what I used on this card:
Cherry Cobbler card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Season of Style DSP 3 x 4
Brushed Gold card stock 2-1/4 x 3-1/4
Image from Color Me Christmas stamped with Early Expresso ink on
Whisper White card stock 2 x 3
Colored in with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Gold Dazzlemarker
Sentiment from Christmas Messages stamped on
Whisper White card stock 2-3/4 x 1-1/8 with Cherry Cobbler ink

Hopefully by now you have your Christmas cards in the mail to your friends and loved ones!

Thanks for stopping by,
Charlotte Hollingsworth

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Color Me Christmas Gift Card

Welcome back to my blog! Today I am featuring the fourth card in the series of five cards I made for my recent Christmas Stamp A Stack.  When I designed this Stamp A Stack I purposely used minimal supplies, such as one main stamp set, one sentiment stamp set, one package of Designer Series Paper to make this easy for someone to make multiply cards with.

Here's the list of what I used on this card:
Crumb Cake card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Season of Style DSP 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
Cherry Cobbler cardstock 2-1/2 x 2-1/4
Image from Color Me Christmas stamped in Early Expresso in on
Whisper White cardstock 2-1/4 x 2
Colored with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers
Sentiment from Christmas Messages, stamped in Cherry Cobbler

Please come back tomorrow for the final of this five card set!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Color Me Christmas Stockings Card

Thanks for coming back again today to see the third card of five from my Christmas Card Stamp A Stack.  I really loved the Christmas stocking stamp and couldn't decide which way to color him, so I stamped three!  Here is what I used on this card:
Crumb Cake card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Season of Style DSP 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
Old Olive cardstock 4-1/2 x 2-3/4
Image from: Color Me Christmas
Stamped in Early Express ink on
Whisper White card stock 4-1/4 x 2-1/2
Colored in with Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers
Sentiment from: Christmas Messages, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink
Hang in there with me for another new card tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Color Me Christmas Deer Card

Here is the second in the set of five cards we made at my Christmas Stamp A Stack.  Here is what supplies I used:
Old Olive card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Season of Style DSP 3-1/4 x 2-3/4
Old Olive card stock 2-3/4 x 2-1/4
Color Me Christmas Stamp Set deer image stamped with Early Expresso ink
Whisper White card stock 2-1/2 x 2
Colored in with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Early Expresso markers
Deer colored in with Blender Pen and Chocolate Chip ink
Sentiment from Christmas Messages
stamped on Crumb Cake card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink and
punched out with 1-3/4 Circle punch
Come back tomorrow for the next card in this five card series!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Color Me Christmas Santa Card

I had a Christmas Card Stamp A Stack in November and thought I would share the cards I made.
Here is the supplies I used on the Santa Card:
Cherry Cobbler card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
1/2 White Tea Lace Doily
Season of Style DSP: 1/2 x 5 1/2
Old Olive cardstock 1 x 5 1/2
Cherry Cobbler cardstock: 2 1/2 x 2
Color Me Christmas stamp Set
Whisper White cardstock: 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 (stamped with Early Expresso inked image)
Colored in with Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Blush Blossom and Crumb Cake markers
Oh, Goodie! stamp set (for the sentiment) stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink
I think he turned out really cute!  I will share another card with you tomorrow :)
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, December 9, 2013

Festive Flurries Technique Card

A few months ago I made this card for my Stamp Club with a technique I "dreamed up" that I call Framelit Reverse Cut Technique.  I shot a video and put it up on Youtube. It is very easy and makes quite a striking card.

I hope you have a chance to go on Youtube and try out this technique yourself.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Festive Flurries Gift Card Holder

I found a great video tutorial on Youtube by Jackie Topa for a gift card holder using the new Stampin'Up! Envelope punch board.  I designed my own gift card holder with the Festive Flurries stamp set, Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink pad, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Silver Glimmer Paper, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and the Christmas Messages stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Love You More Sweetheart Treat Bag Card Set

Have you seen the newly released Valentine's Day items Stampin'Up! has available now for you to purchase?  I ordered mine and used them at my stamp club last night.  These little Sweetheart Treat bags are so stinkin' adorable! I scored mine at 3 1/2 inches to make a flap for the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 envelope for my little 3 x 3 card we made using the new Love You More stamp set.  I colored the birdie in with Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Real Red markers.
134610 Sweetheart Treat Bags
131853 Love You More stamp set

Hope you are keeping warm in this chilly weather.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

40th Birthday Gift Card Holder

I just mailed off my sister's birthday card and wanted to share it with you! I used the Stampin'Up! Envelope Punch Board to make this awesome gift card holder.
Here is the inside of the gift card holder! As you can see it is loaded up with a gift card from Target!
I think my sister will really enjoy spending it!

Here is the suppy list for this project:
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Morning Post Numbers stamp set
Banner Greeting (hostess) stamp set
Deco Labels Framelits
Early Expresso classic ink pad
Crisp Cantaloupe classic ink pad
Summer Starfruit classic ink pad
Island Indigo classic ink pad
Delicate Details Lace Tape
Tombo Multi Liquid Glue
Whisper White cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
Island Indigo cardstock
Stampin'Up! Envelope Punch Board
Stampin'Up! Simply Scored Board
Summer Starfruit Ribbon
other ribbons retired from Stampin'Up!

Hope you have enjoyed this fun project, I really enjoy sharing them with you.

Charlotte Hollingsworth

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Joyful Christmas Poinsettia Card

I think I have falling off the Earth lately! I have been working on this tutorial for a while and just now finished it.  I hope you enjoy!

I really enjoyed designing this beautiful Christmas card! Now is the time to get started on your cards for the holidays before they catch up to you!

Thanks for stopping by,
Charlotte Hollingsworth

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Flower Shop Card with bling!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are having a great day so far! I am so happy to share this super bright and cheerful card with you today that I designed using the Flower Shop stamp set that you can order in bundle form with the coordinating Pansy Punch and save 15% from Stampin'Up! I had to play up the centers of the cards with some bling too! I really love the sentiments from the new Yippee-Skippee! stamp set too :)
Here is the supplies list:
132727 Flower Shop Bundle (Includes Flower Shop stamp set & Pansy Punch) Wood mount
131344 Yippee-Skippee!
105117 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
115320 Melon Mambo Cardstock
101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock
126945 Pumpkin Pie Inkpad
126948 Melon Mambo Inkpad
131173 Crushed Curry Inkpad
120907 Decorative Label Punch
129324 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels
130028 Brights Designer Buttons
103683 Mini Glue Dots
127885 Champagne Shimmer Paper
119869 1/2" Circle Punch
104332 Snail Adhesive
101130 Stampin' Dimensionals
124117 Dazzling Details
Thanks for stopping by today!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tags 4 You Trick or Treat Card

I have started working on Halloween cards recently.  Here is one that I made a few weeks ago in one of my Stamp Clubs.  The girls really loved it! I love the new Witches Brew Washi Tape that Stampin'Up! now offers! Washi Tape is really fun and easy to use and I have a few more projects up my sleeve using it.

Here is a closer up picture of the card that we made.  Here is the list of supplies I used:

131823 Tags 4 You stamp set
132153 Label Bracket Punch
132156 Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape
127749 Chevron Embossing Folder
129399 White Tea Lace Doilies
105117 Paper Pumpkin Cardstock
121045 Basic Black Cardstock
126980 Basic Black Inkpad
132142 Silver Encore Inkpad
124005 Silver Glimmer Paper
126926 Modern Melody Designer Series Paper

Thanks for stopping by and I hoped you enjoy the projects I shared.
Charlotte Hollingsworth

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Snow Day Circle Card Thinlit

Hi, thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.  Today I have a really fun card to share with you that I also made a video and posted on YouTube.  First let me share with you the supplies list:
Big Shot 113439
Big Shot Magnetic Platform 130658
Circle Card Thinlit Die 133480
Bermuda Bay Cardstock 131197
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Bermuda Bay Inkpad 131171
Encore Silver Inkpad 132142
Whisper White Craft Inkpad 101731
Chocolate Chip Marker
Basic Black Marker 100082
Pumpkin Pie Marker 105115
Snow Day Stamp Set 131895
Christmas Messages Stamp Set 131793
2-1/2 Circle Punch 120906
2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch 118874
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack 132183
Snail Adhesive 104332
Bone Folder 102300

And here is a link to the YouTube video I made showing you how to make this fabulous card:

Have a great day!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tag a Bag Gift Bag Convention Make & Take

We made the cutest Tag a Bag Make & Take at Convention this summer.  I really love these Tag a Bag gift bags! They measure out at 5 x 8 1/4 inches and come 10 to a package for only $3.99.  You can stuff them full of cards, candy or any other kind of treats! You can find these adorable products on page 158 of the Stampin'Up! Annual Catalog.  The Tag a Bag Accessory Kit is also available to make cute little tags to personalize each bag for your friends!
Some of the other accessories used on this are the Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Ribbon along with the mini clothes pin, medium builder tag, large base tag, and the Calypso Coral Bakers Twine that are included in the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit.
Stay tuned this week! I have more projects to share using these bags and tags this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August My Paper Pumpkin Kit ~ Pedal Praise

Oh my gosh! I love the bicycle in this month's My Paper Pumpkin kit!  It is just the bomb! If you have not subscribed to My Paper Pumpkin yet, now is the time to do so.  Now thru August 31st you can get your first 2 months of kits for only $10 a month! It is really easy to sign up. Go to and sign up. Don't forget to use me as your demonstrator unless you already have one. 
I hope to share more with this adorable bicycle with you soon!
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Undefined Carved Doctor Who Tardis Stamp

I have finally busted out my Undefined Stamp Carving Kit and after several sketches came up with something really fun that I wanted to share with you today of all days.  I made a Tardis in honor of the announcement of the 12th Doctor on the upcoming season of Doctor Who today! If you are a fellow Whovian then you can truly appreciate this very special, hand carved Tardis stamp made by me!  Now the hard part is figuring out what other Doctor related stamps I want to carve to complete the 4 piece set.
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit  133402                                                                                         
Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn’t find the perfect image? Maybe you have a special family logo or a sketch you’d like to have as a stamp. Well now you can! Undefined is Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
* 2 carving tools
* 3" x 4" rubber
* 3" x 4" foam
* 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
* 1 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
* 3 postcards
* Instruction sheet
* Stamp image templates

PRO TIP: Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.

Also available:
Undefined Stamp Carving Refill Kit                                              
Preferred Price: $9.95
Included in the Refill Kit: 3" x 4" rubber; 3" x 4" foam; 4 wood blocks (various sizes); Instruction sheet.

Hope you enjoy the post today! If you want to order an Undefined Stamp Carving Kit or need a Refill Kit, then please feel free to shop directly with me online at

Have a great day!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thinlit Card Dies are coming tomorrow!

Stampin'Up! introduced these amazing new Thinlit Card Dies at Convention a few weeks ago! I can't wait to order mine and share with you what I create with them! Stay tuned! Or better yet, subscribe to my blog or my Facebook Fan page Stampingismytherapy for the most up to date information on what I am doing with all these wonderful Stampin'Up! products! 

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Thanks and have a great day!

Snow Day Snowman Swap Card

Is it winter yet?  My favorite thing about winter is bringing out all of my snowmen and decorating the house up with them.  This sweet little guy I made for an organized swap for the Stampin'Up! Convention a few weeks ago. 
 Here's what I used:
131895    Snow Day - Clear Mount
131197    Bermuda Bay Cardstock
131297    Coastal Cabana Cardstock
132183    Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack
124005    Silver Glimmer Paper
129399    Tea Lace Paper Doilies 
101731    White Craft Ink Pad
119275    Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
100082    Basic Black Marker
                Chocolate Chip Marker
                Tangerine Tango Marker
                Strawberry Slush Marker
131175    Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
I hope you enjoy my little snowman from the Snow Day stamp set in the Holiday Catalog that will be available August 1st.  You can shop directly thru me online at
Thanks and have a great day! 


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lunch at Dear Lizzies

What a treat is was to have a great friend living in the Salt Lake area who could take me to do some fun lunch and shopping at Dear Lizzies in Highland Utah. They had the cutest sign made up and goodies for Stampin'Up! Convention attendees at the cash register.

Here I am with Cristtin in the background! We had a great time trying on a few accessories!
I really loved this headband on Cristtin!

Rings anyone?

A lovely display of desserts!

Lunch was delicious and I loved the chips being served in a teacup, so fancy.

This cupcake was SO yummy!

This store is so beautifully done in shabby chic! I will definitely make it back there next time I am in Salt Lake City!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More MDS Digital Scrapbooking "3-Clicks Challenge" part 2

I am having a whole lot of fun getting back into using My Digital Studio from Stampin'Up! This is my second page from the "3-Clicks Challenge".  I really like only using 3 pictures.  In the past I put as many pictures on the page as I can. Tomorrow I will share another page with you!

Thanks for stopping by,
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin June Kit just "kissed"

 I was so excited to open My Paper Pumpkin kit this month! I really love this kit called Hello to You!
The hexagons are so hot right now!  Above is the design that the kit gives you all the supplies to make. Below is the card that I changed up just a little bit using my Island Indigo marker and the "kissing" technique.  The kissing technique is really simple.  Stamp your solid image stamp onto a patterned stamp and then stamp it on your paper.  The solid stamp will pick up the pattern to make a whole new cool "kissed" image!
I hope you enjoyed my quick post today! Try out the "kissing" technique with your stamps! It is fun and easy! Have a great day!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
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Digital Scrapbooking with MDS

So today I accepted the challenge to do a "3-Click" digital scrapbooking  page with My Digital Studio from Stampin'Up!  We just celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday over the weekend, so I had plenty of new pictures to choose from!  If you have not tried MDS 2+ then you should go download the FREE trial for 30 days! There are so many great projects you can make with it.  I am trying to do a page a day this week while my kids are at summer camps for a few hours.  Check back tomorrow to see what else I have done!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Happy Retirement Watercolored Flag Card

I hope you are having a wonderful day! My mother retired last Friday after 32 years working at a military base so I wanted to create a special one-of-a-kind retirement card for her.  The first thing I thought about was how do I make a flag without a flag stamp?  Easy, you paint one!  So I started out with 2 ink pads, Midnight Muse & Raspberry Ripple and a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of watercolor paper. I used the reinkers in the lids and painted the blue part of the flag with an Aqua Painter.  I didn't use very much water because I wanted the color darker blue. I then freehanded the red stripes remembering there are 7 red and 6 white.  I also used my little star punch (retired from the Holiday Catalog 2013) to punch out 11 stars from the Silver Glimmer Paper. Of course I couldn't fit 50 on there, so I settled.  I trimmed about 1/4 off the bottom and right sides of the watercolor paper.
I forgot to mention the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I stamped it with Versamark ink, dipped it in Clear Embossing Powder and used my Heat Gun to set it.  This technique is called Emboss Resist.  So when I went over it with the Raspberry Ripple it stayed white in color.  This is a great technique!
Have a great day!
Charlotte to shop directly thru me.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Need for Speed Racetrack Birthday Card

I am really excited to finally share this card on my blog!  I made this adorable race car card for my friend's three year olds birthday party.  Seth loves anything cars, so I wanted to make an extra special card for him.  The stamp set I used was Need for Speed from Stampin'Up!  This set also includes an ATV, speedboat and jet plane! I love the images in it because they are all very realistic.  My daughter Paige and I stamped these cars with Black Stazon onto Whisper White cardstock. We colored them in with Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise inkpads and Blender Pens. I also used the Gold Stampin' Dazzle marker on the tires and the numbers on the side of the cars.  I colored the windshields in with a Bashful Blue ink pad and Blender pens.  I freehanded the Basic Black cardstock for the track and then used my Basic Black marker to make the railing. The white marks from the track and the clouds in the sky I made with the White Gel Pen. The grass was made Wild Wasabi cardstock free cut and ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I also used an awesome new hostess stamp set called Banner Greetings for the Happy Birthday flag, that I stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out.
I am really sad to see this stamp set retire! I think it was only in the catalog for a year.  I used it on one my Convention swaps last year. 
You have until June 2, 2013 to order this stamp set! You can order directly from me online at
Thanks for stopping by!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Pop-Up Posies card

Tonight I am working on Mother's Day cards for my loved ones.  I have a few to send out, but want to make them all as different as the individuals I am sending them to.  Here is the first one I have created.

I used 3 of the Calypso Coral flowers from the Pop-Up Posies kit and stamped the En Frances background on them with Early Expresso ink.  I stamped the sentiment with Calypso Coral  as well. I started out with Very Vanilla Cardstock for the background but decided I liked the Early Express card base better. The polka dot paper came from the Tea for Two designer series paper pack from the Spring Mini catalog.  I hope you enjoy this card and it inspires you to make something special for the mother figures in your life.

Thanks for stopping by,
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Stampin Up Bottle cap necklace fun!

First we stamped the background with Classic Stampin'Up! ink pads, then we stamped the initial in Black Stazon.

At Stamp Club last night we made these really cool bottle cap necklaces!  I smashed the one with the "j" on it by running the bottle cap through my Big Shot! I think they all turned out great :)

Here are some important tips for making these necklaces:
- Use Stazon for your images. The markers tend to run.
- Let your necklace dry over night.  The Crystal Effects will run or pool if it doesn't lay flat for several hours.
- If you don't like how your image turns out, take your paper piercing tool and gently scrap around the edges and you can lift out the stamped image and crystal effects and start over.

I used Stazon for the image on this bottle cap, but colored it in with a Stampin'Up marker and it ran as the crystal effects settled into the bottle cap.

Supplies list:
Any stampset or alphabet you like
Stazon ink pad
Whisper White scrap paper
1" Circle punch
Crystal effects
Crop o dile - for punching the hole in the bottle cap
I bought the chain necklace at one of the big craft stores on a roll for $7.99 with my 40% off coupon. It included 30 connectors.
I hope you have a chance to try this project out, it was a lot of fun!
Charlotte Hollingsworth to order Stampin'Up! supplies directly from me!