Quick and Easy One Layer Note Cards!

Do you struggle to make simple and easy one-layer note cards?!

This week, I needed a few thank you notes.  During this time of year, it is easier to keep up with them if you have a few ready to go.

I pulled out the Note cards and Envelopes pack and was pleasantly surprised by the weight of the cardstock.  Much heavier than I expected.

Does this technique look familiar?!  It should!  The Ombre technique is quite popular and is SO easy to do.

I used the smallest snowflake in the Festive Flurry Stamp Set to create this super easy-to-create notecard.

Thank You Festive Flurry

How Did I Do It?!

1.  Ink up your stamp.  (Here I used Island Indigo)

2.  Stamp once.

3.  Repeat near the original image without re inking.

4.  Stamp next to the previous image, again without re inking.

5.  Repeat Step 4.

You could keep going until you run out of ink!

Festive Flurry Thank You The final touch, thank you was stamped, I love that font,  from the  (Lots Of Thanks) in the lower right corner and a sparkling star, (Merry Mini Punch Pack) with glimmer paper was added.

Weekly Deals for Dec 17-Dec 23

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Still not too late to shop the Clearance Rack and grab up to 80% off!

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Happy Stamping!


Handmade Gift Tags

Over the weekend, I was a baking machine. The snow came in early Saturday morning and didn’t stop until after we went to bed.  Great for staying home and doing everything on my to-do list, but shopping was out of the question.

Over on Facebook, I posted some of the cookies I made.

Today, I thought I would post the Sweet & Spicy Nut (YUM) packages along with the handmade tags.


How I did it!

Your Stamping Teacher Tip:  The large hole at the top can be shut closed by taping a piece of Washi Tape on both sides.

The Crumb Cake tags were cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits.

Wrap Season Of Style Washi Tape around the tag.

Punch a 1″ square, then cut the square in half using coordinating cardstock and Season Of Style Designer Series Paper.

If you notice, I used the Two Tags Punch to make the trunk of the tree.  And of course, what would a Christmas tree be without a sparkling star made with the Merry Mini Punch.  (A personal favorite)

Tags and Nuts

Thank you to my daughter, Lindsay for providing the inspiration.

Some of the supplies I used.


Need a last minute Gift Certificate?!  I can help.  Email me at christine@christinepyrch.com and I will get one to you ASAP!

Enjoy your Monday and don’t forget to shop my ONLINE STORE!

Weekly Deals end on Monday night!   

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Be sure to use hostess code


Don’t forget, I LOVE to hear your feedback, questions, or comments.



Clearance Rack Blitz! and Designer Series Paper Trees!

With Christmas almost around the corner, and a Snow Day for us in Connecticut, what better way to spend the day and shop Stampin’ Up’s! Clearance Rack Blitz!  for items up to 80% discount.Don’t miss out because it is only while supplies last.

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Be sure to use December’s Hostess Code:   CBKHMQFX

Using the Perfect Pennants Big Shot Die is a favorite of mine for making trees.  That coordinating colors of Old Olive and Crumb Cake in the Season Of Style Designer Series Paper pair very well together.

Of course, what would a card be without a matching envelope?!  Those Envelope Framelits are the bomb!

Hint:  These will be a carry over in the Occasions Catalog.

Notice the Ticket Duo Builder Punch pieces?!


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Weekly Deals for Dec 10- Dec 16

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Take the time to go shop, craft and create today….



How To Make Holly and Berry Embellishments!

I am a BIG fan of using Stampin’ Up! punches in my projects!  So it goes without saying that if I can find a way to use them so that I don’t have to cut something out by hand, I am going to jump on it.

Why not make your own holly and berry embellishment using just two punches.  The small oval punch and the 3/8″ circle punch from the Merry Mini Punch Pack Trio.

Holly and Berry

This card can go together very quickly and easily using your Season Of Style Designer Washi Tape, Merry Christmas from More Merry Messages, and a holly and berry embellishment.

Holly and Berry 1

How did I make the holly and berry embellishment you ask?!

Supplies Needed:


1.  Punch two small ovals with Old Olive cardstock.

Small Oval Punch

2.  Score down the center of each.


 3.  Using your 3/8″ circle punch from the Merry Mini Punch Pack, nip along both sides of each oval.

Small Oval Punch 1


4.  Punch out one 3/8″ circle with Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Circle Punch

5.  Using your Stampin’ Glue Dots, adhere all the pieces together as shown to form the holly and berry embellishment.

Holly and Berry 2


Finished Holly and Berry

 Stampin’ Supplies Used:

Stamps:    More Merry Messages (126402)
Cardstock:     Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Old Olive (100702)
Accessories:    Season Of Style Washi Tape (132155),  Small Oval Punch (120908),  Merry Mini Punch Pack (126882)

***Your Stamping Teacher Note:  Merry Mini Punch Pack and the More Merry Messages stamp set are carryover items from last year’s Holiday Catalog and can only be found in my ONLINE STORE. 


Last Chance For Holiday Sale

Ends tonight, Dec 2nd.

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Huge selection of Stampin’ Up! Products discounted up to 50%

Stampin’ Up’s! Cyber Monday Sale

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Now go and punch a holly and berry embellishment for your papercrafting projects….





Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Special!


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All orders of $25 or more placed with me in my Online Store www.christinepyrch.stampinup.net that use hostess code HYRJNC9E will receive a refund of 20%!!  This includes the Holiday Sale, Cyber Monday Sale, Clearance Rack items, A Whole Lot of Love Promotion (starts December 1st)…..anything in the Online Store counts.

Hostess Code

You MUST use the hostess code HYRJNC9E to get the refund, no exceptions.  The refunds will be paid via paypal.  However, if you do not use paypal, contact me for an alternative method.   Orders that are emailed to me or placed over the phone will not qualify for the 20% discount.

In addition, to your order placed, I will send you a  four card sample of my latest Christmas Card Class!

 Holiday Sampler

Now go and shop for something….