Monday, 14 August 2017

Good Tidings Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

Hi Friends! I hope you had a good weekend! I can't believe how fast it went. One of the things I did this weekend was my project sheet for the leaders group I belong too. I decided to use the "Good Tidings" stamp set, which will be released Sept. 1st when the new Holiday Catalogue goes live. This is yet another stunning stamp set.  I hope you enjoy this card and tutorial.

        Stamp Sets *Good Tidings (144870)
        Card Stock – Old Olive (100702); Whisper White (100730)
        Stamp Pads – Old Olive (126953); Real Red (126949); Basic Black Archival (140931); Versa Mark (102283); Lemon Lime Twist (144086)
        Misc.- Heat Tool (129053); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); *Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack (144636); * 7/8” Striped Ribbon (144624); *Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (144621); Fast Fuse (129026); Many Marvelous Markers (131264)
* Holiday Catalogue products, available Sept 1/17

        Old Olive: 5 ½” x 11” (fold in half for card base)
        Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” & 4” x 2 ½”
        Merry Little Christmas DSP: 4” x 2 ½”


  1. Fold Old Olive card stock in half to create a card base that measures 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and set aside.
  2. Use Fast Fuse to adhere the 4” x 2 ½” piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP to bottom of 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White. Add a strip of Fast Fuse along top edge of DSP and layer a piece of Striped Ribbon across, securing in back. Adhere to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp holly and berries onto 2 ½” x 4” piece of Whisper White. Use the Lemon Lime Twist for the ‘solid’ holly image (1a) and Old Olive ink for the ‘detailed’ holly image (1b). Use Real Red ink for the berries, stamping off on scrap paper first for the solid image stamp (1c) and full strength ink for outline berry stamp (1d). Use Old Olive and Basic Black markers for the stem stamps.
  4. Ink “Good Tidings” sentiment first with Versamark then with Black Archival and stamp over the holly. Sprinkle with Clear Emboss Powder, shake off excess and set with Heat Tool. Add to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Trim ends of scrap piece of 7/8” Striped Ribbon and wrap a piece of silver tinsel trim around centre of ribbon to make a ‘bow’ – tie a knot to secure. Glue to front of card.
  6.  Add rhinestones to finish card.


As always, I appreciate all of you who shop through my online store! 
All orders placed through my online store will receive a FREE tutorial. This PDF tutorial features 16 beautiful card projects, with all measurements, step-by-step instructions and supplies list.  

Simply enter this month's special host code prior to submitting your order through my website. If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the host code so that you will also receive your stamping rewards and I will then send you the PDF tutorial.  All qualified orders will receive the download by e-mail.

Today is my birthday so I thought I'd celebrate by giving you a gift! The first gift is my  step-by-step tutorials that I send out to my customers for their monthly orders. There are 16 projects in this month's PDF tutorial file and I'm going to send it to EVERYONE who asks for it! Simply leave a comment or email me at to let me know you'd like to receive August 2017 Customer Appreciation Tutorials and I'll send it off to you!  

The second gift is a draw for 1 yard of each eight new ribbon in our Holiday catalogue (and I'll throw in some 6x6 pieces of some new DSP too!).  To be entered simply go to my facebook page "The Serene Stamper" and leave a comment or comment to this post. The winner will be announced on tomorrow's blog post. Good Luck!

PS: stand by for my Holiday Catalogue Ribbon Share, coming soon!

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Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!


  1. I love this new stamp set and your creation is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with all the details. Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday, Tina! Your customers and area are so lucky to have you available as a demonstrator. Best wishes for a successful and happy year!

  3. ♫♪Happy Birthday to you♫♪ Thanks for the chance at some sweet blog candy.

  4. Happy Birthday. Would love your tutorials. TFS.

  5. Happy Birthday and hope the day is full of surprises. Love the two Christmas cards and the green plaid DSP. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  6. Tina, happy birthday wishes from Germany! I wish you a great day with fun and surprises!
    Thanks for the chance!

  7. Tina, That's just a gorgeous card!! Love the ribbon & the way you colored the stamp set!