Category Archives: Christmas Ideas

Throw Back Thursday SU Style

Hello Stampers! Just a quick post… I am still trying to get used to my blog! What a learning curve. I’ve seen many broken links which I’m getting help with those!

Anyway one of the links is from a post From December 2010 and it was a Cute Nugget Holder – with the Holidays around the corner and it being TBT??  Click HERE to see the projects!

PLUS added the video below! Ok, don’t laugh is was a LONG time ago! I am going to totally give that video a full on make over!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin’,  Yvonne Metz


More Holiday Gifts in a Jar

Holiday Jars 1Hi Stampers! As promised more Holiday Gifts in a Jar with information on the Cookie recipe and the Fall mix I made on yesterday's post!

How fun are these???? Well first I have to say that the 3 jars in this photo are mixed with Candy's you can put any you want in them. The one on the right has Holiday Candy Corn that I found in Big Lots!

Now for the Cookie Recipe I found an Awesome site with a variety of different ideas PLUS FREE Downloadable tags and what to put the jar.  Click HERE and it will take you to that site. 

The Holiday/Fall Mix from yesterdays post was a variety of different snacks.  I put the following:  Cheese
Its, Candy Corn, Honey Nut Cherrios, Cocoa Puffs, Pretzels, M & M’s, Carmel
Corn, Peanuts, Recees’ Pieces candy and I think that was it.  In one of the jars I put a mix from Costco
called Mixed Medley that is mixed with Nuts and Fruit.  Possibilities are endless.

Yesterdays Cookie Recipe which was shared from Stampin' Up! it is White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies and here is the file 
Download White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies if you have problems downloading it let me know and I an send it to you!

Thanks for stopping by and as always if you have any questions please comment or email or call me with your questions! And as always…..

Happy Stampin,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Swaps from Regionals

Hi Stampers,

Here are my Swaps that I made for Regionals that I wanted to share with you all today! With the Holidays around the corner I’ll be working on LOTS of Quick, Cute and EASY projects to make! Well most will be Quick! ; ) 

Most of you know I LOVE 3D projects and sometimes my head just swims with ideas.  I don’t know why that happens. ; )

Enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know.

Halloween Owl Card

I LOVE how this card turned out! I love the Owl Punch too!

All supplies used are Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Out on a Limb (Holiday Mini)
Ink: Basic Black and Basic Gray (for sponging)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White and DSP Frightful Sight
Accessories:  Big Shot, Circle Scallops #2 Die, Owl Punch, Bird Builder Punch (for leaves), 2 1/2 circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch and the Scallop Punch to create the clouds, Sponge daubers, Dimensionals

A Merry Christmas Card

Super easy Christmas card using the Embossing Folders, Punches and Ribbon. Oh and gotta have a little “Bling”. Stamp set used here is the Bells & Boughs.

If you have any questions on how these were done please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks for stopping and as always…

Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Holiday Invitations

Good Moring all! Today I wanted to share with you the Christmas invites that I made.  They were fun to make and I just love the color combo. Talk about feeling like Christmas? This will be the last Christmas thing I share. I know I need to move on.  I'll have more to share next week when I get home from Nashville I'm sure. 

Christmas Party Invites Everything used to make these cards was retired. You can easily adapt to any type of invitation.

Below  you'll see where the information went. This was a post card style invite. I got 4 out of 1 sheet of cardstock. Not bad huh?

I wish you could see the glitter on this a little bit better. I really miss Close to Cocoa. ; )

Well I won't promise anything but I will try to post from Leadership! If not you'll hear from me when I get home.

Christmas Party Invites Inside
I do have 1 maybe 2 more posts coming. I wanted to share with you a Stampin' Up! Video on a cute treat cup card that was shared.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions please don't  hesistate to email me.

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Penguin Treat Favors

Penguin trio favor Good Morning all!  Ok so I have another CUTE & EASY party favor.  How cute are these penguins? LOVE them!

Got this idea from another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carla Reisenauer. I saw them on a card she made which she shared on "Stampin Connection".  A site for SU Demonstrators.  So I had these Ghiradelli Chocolates, I know it seems like I have an endless supply huh? I LOVE them!

So what I did was:

Penguin favor 1. Wrapped Real Red cardstock around them. Size is 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 and it fits perfectly.

2. I punched out the Penguin using the Owl Punch. Trimmed the ears off.

3. The wings are the small oval punch. You only need 1 oval piece. Cut it in half and place on each side.

4.  How did I get the orange feet?  All I did was take Pumpkin pie and punched out the bottom of the owl and attached it to the back of the main piece. 

5. Then popped him up with Dimensionals onto the Scallop Circle piece.  That is it!

 Ok, now wouldn't he look adorable holding a sign of some sort? brain is on overdrive! LOL!! Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Treats for Christmas

Christmas Treat FavorsGood Evening All!  It's been pouring all day here in Cali! YUCK! It doesn't let up!

I wanted to share real quick project with you all.  These are the little treat bags I was talking about that I made for my son's class. 

I just added a topper using the Top Note Die from Stampin' Up!, the Perfect Punches stamp set and the Decorative Label Punch. Inside I put a large Candy Cane, Pencil, kisses, mini hersheys, and the treat  holders that I shared yesteday.

The kids LOVED them!  I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the Teachers Gift I made.  I was going crazy looking for it and then realized I never took a photo.  Guess I'll have to re-create that one huh?  Sounds like a plan!  Thank you for stopping by and check back tomorrow for yet another project.

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Candy Cane Treat Holders

Good Morning Stampers! Well as promised here is a cute and fast party favor I made for my son's class. I actually made them little bags which I'll share a little later. But wanted to post this really quick. These were super fun and easy to make using "The Big Shot" and Stampin' Up!s Two Tags Bigz Die. Talk about easy? Oh yeah, and no sticky strip! What? I know huh.  If you have any questions please let me know.

Candy Cane treat holders  Candy Cane Treat Holder

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Jolly Bingo Bits #121187
Cardstock: Real Red,  Whisper White and Glorious Green (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 inch circle punch, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals and Tinsel trim, Two Tags Bigz Die, The Big Shot

These are all the supplies I used and all you do is place your mini candy cane inside and lift up and tuck under the slit at the  top. Is that easy or what? These would be cute at Christmas Dinner, 1 for every guest.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Snowflake Cards

*Edited to re-add the directions – Sorry I don't know what happened they were there yesterday I promise! ; )

Hi Stampers! Well it's been raining all day today! School is out and I've been snuggling with my son all day today! Well not all day. Poor him being inside all day and his allergies are acting up. I am just hoping it doesn't turn into a cold. He started with a little coughing. UGH! I've got to watch him real good he's prone to bronchitis.  :  (

Well for today's share I got this idea from The  CardMaker Magazine November 2010. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to do this and use Stampin' Up!s Serene Snowflakes set! It was a must! LOL!  I'm giving instructions on how to do this. It is honestly super EASY!!  Enjoy and of course any questions please let me know.

Snowflake Cards

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze
Ink: White Craft, Marina Mista, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark pad
Accessories: The Big Shot, snowflake dies, White Organza ribbon, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Scallop circle punch, Scallop Oval punch, lrge oval punch, Modern Label and Word window punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Step 1 -  On a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of whisper white cardstock rub your embossing buddy all over it. Next randomly stamp your snowflakes with your Versamark ink.

Step 2 – Add your Clear embossing powder over the whole sheet, tap off excess. Next heat with your embossing heat gun.

Step 3 – Take your sponge and with the lighter blue randomly apply the ink on the cardstock leaving some areas un-inked.  Next do the same with the darker blue ink, filling in the un-inked areas and overlapping on the ink areas. The ink won't stick to the embossed snowflakes. Take a tissue paper or paper towel and wipe off any ink that gets on the Snowflakes.

Step 4 – In the book it says to cut you cardstock in 4 equal pieces. I cut mine down to 4 x 5 1/4.

Step 5 – Now you are ready to decorate as you like. Before I placed my layer of cardstock down to my card I added the ribbon first.  Enjoy!

Snowflake Card 1 Snowflake card 2

As always thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Sneak peek candy cane

Oh, and did I mention a Sneek peak for tomorrow?  Just a cute little party favor.


I know mean  huh?

Cute Nugget Treat Holder

Finally the long awaited 3D project I’ve been wanting to share with you all.  I’m almost done editing the video and hope to have it out tomorrow sometime. Crossing fingers since it looks like more rain tomorrow that the Internet doesn’t go down. UGH!


Top Note Nugget Treat Holder Ok so this project was one that I got as a Swap at our Stampin’ Up! Convention! I absolutely LOVED it. The idea came from Laurine Hartman, in Beaumont, Texas. Let me first say that I would show you the one she made but it’s didn’t make the trip back home from Convention.  I mean I couldn’t let the chocolate melt it was SUPER HOT out there! Let’s just say it was Yummy and Beautiful too!  I would LOVE to know what Top Note Nugget Holder Inside you think!

As I mentioned above, I should have the video ready for tomorrow so come back and check it out!  I willl also list all the Supplies that were used in this project too!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.



More Fun Fold Cards

So is everybody stuffed from Turkey? I know I sure am! I just have to say that we had a great time at my Aunt's house! The food was just wonderful! But most of all just being around family and friends…totally priceless!

So below are the 2nd set of cards we did at my Fun Folds Class! It's called the Z-Fold! Talk about EASY? Oh yes very much so! Click on the image for a larger version! All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Skaters z fold card   Skater Card inside 1

Stamp set: Winter Post, Many Merry Messages, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Dasher

Cardstock: Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Candy Cane Christmas DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black Staz-on, Craft White

Accessories:  Snowflake Punch, Scallop Cirlce Punc, 1 3/8 circle punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Sizzix Dies Scallop Circle & Square, Coluzzle, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Markers, Brads


 Below is the Dasher Card – supplies listed above.

Reindeer Z Fold Card Reindeer Inside 1







Oh, so what did I do?  Cut your cardstock at 4 1/4 x 11 score on the 11 inch side at 2 1/8 and 5 1/2, that is it! Yes, that's how easy that is! Then just decorate!

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.