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I have to say I love the Stampin’ Up!’s Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Hearth and Home Framelit. This framelit can be used as a window as well as a fireplace and mantle. So easy. because all you have to do it run the card stock or designer series paper through the Big Shot!

Home for Christmas

Card Stock and Dimensions:______________________________________


This card was made using Real Red (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 3-1/2″)Soft Sky (5″ x 3-3/4″) and Whisper White (4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″)  Card Stocks.


For the window frame a 4-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Real Red card stock was run through the Big Shot using the Hearth and Home Framelit die.


For the Window Scene:_________________________________________

Home for Christmas Detail

A 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Night of Navy card stock was used as the base. Torn pieces of Whisper White and Soft Sky were used to create depth and small hills. Even though two different colors were used they both read as snow, which is exactly what effect I wanted. These layers were affixed with Multi-Purpose Glue.


The Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper was used for the church and house simply by cutting them out and adhering them with All-Purpose Liquid Glue.


Snowflakes were added to the Night of Navy sky with the Un-ball Signo Gel Pen.


“Merry Christmas” from the Sassy Salutations stamp set was stamped in Real Red Ink on to the Whisper White layer.


Putting It All Together:__________________________________________


Small dabs of Multi-Purpse Glue were placed along the front edges of the window scene and it was affixed to the back of the die cut Real Red window.


The layers were adhered as shown using SNAIL Adhesive.


Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to affix the window.


These window scenes are so much fun to make and any stamp set with small images are fun to mix and match. I’m working on more and will share them before and after Xhristmas.


In the meanwhile…

Craft On!




Lakeside Inspiration…

"You can't use up creativity, 

Creative thinking builds on itself and

increases the creativity of the thinker…

You can't use up creativity.

The more you use, the more you have."  -Maya Angelou

Winter Sky Mohegan Lake


 WELCOME to the Lakeside Stamper official blog site! 


Why Lakeside Stamper you ask? Well, I am blessed to live on a lake. In the Mohegan Lake community everyone who lives on the lake knows each other. Living on the lake has given me an appreciation for life, not only in nature's beauty but, also in the serenity and the perfect balance of it all. I can't help but be inspired by the lake. The lake is the common bond that becomes our "Gathering Place." The lake and it's shoreline is common ground, shared by all who live here and all who visit. I love, respect and I'm grateful for the lake.


So, stop by from time to time to see all of the inspirations the lake has given me. I now reach out to you who are passionate about creating. Let me help you connect with your creative spirits. Visit frequently and drop me a comment from time to time. I would love to hear from you.


As I end here and remember all the things which are most important; my family, friends, health, my home on the lake, I have to include creative "Gatherings." I urge you to take time from your hectic schedules for your creative spirit. You know you all have one. I firmly believe if we take the time out we can better take care of those who need us.


Here's to creative spirits and gatherings on the lake!!!


Stampin' Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Last Chance. Don’t Miss Out…



This is just a reminder if you want any item in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini, the last day you can place an order is Monday, January 3, 2011.


To place an order click on the Order Stampin' Up! button or email me






Stampin’ Up! Inspiration…

Hi, Lakeside Readers!


I'm sure you're as busy as I am in preparing for Christmas. I wanted to do a quick little post of one of the Lakeside Stamper offerings available in January.


This is a mug my daughter Megan Etched using the truck image from Stampin' Up!'s Countryside Stamp Set. Meg is in the process of making more samples to show and sell beginning in January. It's not too early to start thinking about those Valentine's Day gifts, especially for the men in our lives. I'll keep you posted.













Under Construction…

As you can all see I am under serious construction…

Visit soon for new and exciting posts and offerings.


As ever thanks for understanding and visiting.


Stampin' Hugs,






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