Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – It’s All About Christmas (or Hanukkah)


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Welcome to The December It’s All About Christmas (or Hanukkah) Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.   My projects center on Christmas and the Wonderland stamp set.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after visiting the marvelous Buffy Cooper’s blog.  Isn’t she incredible!

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too. Happy hopping!

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I’m going to share three projects I made using the Wonderland stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The stamp with the tree(s) image is just gorgeous and I have had a lot of fun coming up with different ways to use it.

For this first card I’ve chosen a very simple but elegant card design. It makes me think of a classic white Christmas. By using the Softly Falling EF a white textured layer creates a nice snowy background.  I added layered white banners with the tree(s) imaged stamped on the top banner with Garden Green adding a slight pop of color.  To complete the card I complemented the theme with  a wooden snowflake.  It is so easy to make and might be the card I chose to mass produce for my Christmas cards this year.


My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland White


Here’s a cute little gift bag I made with the same “White Christmas” theme.

My Tanglewood Cottage Wondeerland Gift Bag


This next card reminds me of frosted glass.  The trees are repeatedly stamped on a piece of Basic Black card stock with VersaMark and then embossed with Silver and White Embossing Powder.  To create the falling snow I rubbed VersaMark on the back side of the Softly Falling EF then placed the piece of Basic Black card stock with the tree images in the embossing folder.  I closed the folder and gently rubbed the outside of the folder to transfer the ink to the card stock.  Next I heat embossed using White Embossing Powder to create the falling snow.

The greeting is from the Reason for the Season stamp set.  Prior to stamping the greeting image I masked the word you with a piece of tape, inked up the stamp with VersaMark, then removed the tape prior to stamping on a a piece of vellum.  I used Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder to finish off the greeting. The die cut You is from the Hello You Thinlits.

To finish off the card and add some sparkle I added a piece of White Glitter Ribbon.


My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland Vellum


For this last card I was actually inspired by the Designer Series Paper Home for Christmas. The images just said use the Wonderland set!  This is truly a simple card to make and comes together quickly.

I stamped the trees on Whisper White card stock, used a VersaMark pen to add ink, sprinkled a little White Embossing Powder, heated the powder, sponged on a little Pool Party, stamped the greeting, adhered the snowflake, and I was done!  Well, I did have to cut the paper first!  I’ve created  video to share with you on how to make this card and will link it to this post once it finishes uploading!


My Tanglewood Cottage Wonderland 11-15s


I’ve created  video to share with you
on how to make this Christmas card.

Home for Christmas

I hope you were inspired today and thank you for visiting.  It’s now time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Gail Allen has created for you to enjoy.  Until next time, happy stamping!








16 thoughts on “Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – It’s All About Christmas (or Hanukkah)

  1. Nice cards, Marie. The first (white) one is beautiful, and I could see that as a lovely holiday card. But your falling-snow card is beautiful! Love the muted effect of the trees with the bright red sentiment; and the embossed snow is a great idea!

    • Thank you Priscilla. The second card was one of the fastest cards I’ve made in a long time. (Anything less than 3 hours is quick for me!) I was amazed it turned out!

  2. Wow, wow. Wow!! I love your Wonderland projects Marie! I never would have thought to put Versamark on the Gently Falling embossing folder, then heat embossing! Brilliant! You’ve given me lots of great ideas to ‘case’n

  3. Hi Marie, thanks for having been such an active part of this wonderful blog hop all year, even through those difficult months. I hope you’ll have a wonderful Christmas.

    What a wonderful tribute to a stamp set that is retiring far too soon, Marie. Each card uses Wonderland and yet is so different. You’ve really managed to show the versatility of the set. I especially love that vellum creation. The scene underneath is gorgeous and then topping it with vellum and your sentiment is a brilliant idea.

    • It has been an honor to be a part of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Heidi. To belong to such a talented group is a blessing!

      I really will miss the Wonderland set, I wish it had been a carry over since it lends itself to past, present and probably future stamp sets.

      An early Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. Marie, what beautiful cards. Did you notice how many of us used the Wonderland stamp set in one way or another? Just goes to show how popular it really is. I can’t pick a favorite of your creations as I really like them all.

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