Be Merry Kit Give Away..........

Lollie green net

Lollie red net

Be Merry Kit picture from SU

You can find this KIT on page 32 in Stampin' Up!'s HOLIDAY CATALOG ~ so many possibilities to decorate your holidays!  And, I have this kit for YOU ~ just leave me a comment on this post or send me an EMAIL and I will choose one person as the winner of this kit ~ FREE from me.  If you are not local or cannot pick it up ~ I will be happy to mail it to you!  Merry Christmas! 

Susan Elise


Back to the holidays........

We all love to get tips and tricks to use with Stampin' Up! products and tools.   I know I do ~ that's what the trip to Salt Lake City was all about!  Check out this video with Holly and learn some new ideas for your Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  

The Thinlits are available in the Holiday Catalog and coordinate a bit with the Tags and Trimmings stamp set.  The stockings are a fun gift for school or co-workers.  You can use your imagination to fill the pillow box with holiday goodies.  No problem, right?


Cheers to the Year

Thank you everyone who took advantage of FREE SHIPPING yesterday ~ loved your response and it was fun to place that final order last night!!!  On page 36 & 37 in the Holiday Catalog you can see a versatile  SUITE ~ YEAR OF CHEER.  It is perfect for a holiday card, a new year's card AND a wedding card (could even be an anniversary card) ~ all in one stamp set!   The Project Sheet is below, print it off and enjoy!

Cheers to the Year wedding

Download Year of Cheer Wedding Card-Dec 2017

Cheery Chirps

My cards

Cards I made using the stamp set, Cheery Chirps, on page 41 in the Holiday Catalog.  I started them last weekend when I had a studio full of stampers making 2018 calendars.  I wanted to use the new BLENDS with this stamp set and I do like the way they turned out.  The stamp set is pictured below ~ it doesn't have sayings or greetings so you could really use it at any time.  I haven't finished the card with the largest bird yet ~ I'll post it when I do.  This is a great set to use with the new alcohol markers as they color so smoothly blending perfectly!  You can click on any of the product pictures below to go directly to my online store ~ remember that the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA ends on the 26th!!!  It's a great sale!

Catalog picture

Quilted Christmas

To make the third card from my CHRISTMAS CARD class last Saturday we used the QUILTED CHRISTMAS SUITE on page 4 and 5 in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  This Suite is perfect for those of you who like to quilt!  Here is the card we made in class ~ 

October Tree embellishment card

And, here is another card using the same Suite.....

October Quilt Squares Card

Seasonal Chums & a SURPRISE!

Stamp set split

I wanted to give you a little more information about the stamp set, SEASONAL CHUMS, above.  I tried to explain yesterday how easy it is to use as designed or separately ~ as in cut the stamps apart for an entirely different look.  It is designed to create the little tag that you see on top of the stamp box.  When I cut it apart I was able to create the card at the top of the picture by masking off the center image.  And, I used the new BLENDS to color the pumpkins!  Like it?  Can't wait?

In addition, I also wanted you to know about the new Acetate Card Boxes in the Holiday Catalog ~ just in time for gift giving of your fabulous handmade cards!  They are really hard to find ~ go to page 13, on the left side at the bottom.  The order number is 144628 and they are $6.50  for 10 boxes.  They each hold five cards and envelopes.  And, SURPRISE, you can emboss them with the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder (and probably many more embossing folders ~ your choice!).  Here's mine ~

Card case embossed

This embossing folder is on page 37 in the Holiday Catalog.  Wouldn't this make lovely 'wrapping/presentation' for your lovely gifts?  I think so!

Happy National Cat Day!

Rather than post pictures of my silly cats I thought it best to post the cards from yesterday's CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS ~ like I told you I was going to do!  In the class we made 2 each of 3 different designs.  Since this was the fourth class in the series everyone who attended all the classes now has 24 handmade, different cards to send to friends.  These friends are way ahead of so many of us, right?

October Lantern Card

This card was inspired by an article in the recent publication from Stampin' Up!, STAMPIN' SUCCESS, 4th QUARTER.  You can find it on page 12 in the magazine or I can show you mine.  I changed mine but the article shows 3 cards ~ from simple to complex ~ the article is STEP IT UP.  The Seasonal Lantern Bundle is on page 40 in the Holiday Catalog.

October Reindeer w snowflake

This card is inspired by my friend, Kim Williams, in PA.  The cute stamp set, SEASONAL CHUMS, is on page 47 in the Holiday Catalog.  The set is designed to create double sided tags showing the front and back of a pumpkin, a snowman and this reindeer.  The nice thing is that the images can be used individually or as tags ~ either way it is cute!  We made two of these cards ~ one with pearls and one with rhinestones.

Stitched Felt Embellishments

My team members (Southern Stars) met on Saturday afternoon.  The theme of our swap for our meeting was Christmas ideas/cards.  This was my swap card ~ but ~ wait 'til you see the swaps that they brought ~ GORGEOUS ~ I'll post them tomorrow!  It was a small group but a fun meeting!  If you have any questions about this card, or any others, be sure and let me know!

Felt tree card

I used the Stitched Felt Embellishments and the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (page 5 in the Holiday Catalog) to make this card ~ easy and quick.  The Embellishments package contains 15 pieces, 5 trees, 5 holly w berries and 5 decorated stars.  I adhered the tree to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue on page 202 in the annual catalog.  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and come back tomorrow to see the Gorgeous Swap Cards by Marie, Marti, Wendy, Geri, and Barbara!