Boughs on the staircase, cookies out for Santa and the excitement of Christmas fills the hearts of every family member, including the dog. Can’t you just picture the children trying hard to sleep while mom and dad are in the living room arranging beautifully wrapped presents around the tree making sure nothing has been forgotten?

I miss those years, even the sleepless nights seem a small price to pay for the delight and wonder of our children Christmas morning. This card makes me want to take a step (or 12) into the past, sit on the stair and pat this adorable dog, hmmm.

Card Reicpe:


  • Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, scraps for sentiment, table, pictures on the wall
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper, 5 1/4 x 4 (this is a card I made last year the background DSP is retired but Festive Farmhouse has great options)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series paper 4 x 3 1/2
  • Mossy Meadow, scraps for garland
  • Soft Suede scrap for dog

Stamp Pads:

  • Basic Black
  • Real Red
  • Soft Suede


  • Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Real Red Stampin’ Blends
  • Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends
  • Ivory Stampin’ Blends

Stamp set & Thinlits:

  • Ready for Christmas
  • Christmas Staircase
  • Bunches of Banners Thinlits


  • Sequin Assortment, Metallics
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels


  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Dimensional’s
  • Big Shot
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Trimmer