Third Card for my Christmas Class

The third card for the CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST class uses a wonderful new stamp set, GOOD TIDINGS, from Stampin' Up!'s HOLIDAY CATALOG.  (Yours hasn't arrived in the mail yet?  Give me a call!).  You can find it on page 8 in the catalog.  Here is the card we made ~

Good Tidings card w two greetings

And, here is an alternate with the smaller greeting on the inside of the card.

Good Tidings card w one greeting

The set is a tiny bit confusing as it is a two-step stamping set so tomorrow I will show you Step 1 through 4 so that you will feel comfortable creating this beautiful holly.  

Second Christmas Card

The second card in my CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST class also used the CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS bundle ~ this time we used the dies that coordinate with the stamp set.  It was time consuming but everyone seemed to enjoy having this card in their collection.  In addition to the dies cutting out the trees we used the stamp set, STAR OF LIGHT, to add sparkle (gold embossing powder) to the trees ~ hard to tell in the picture, sorry about that!

Carols of Christmas card with trees and deer


Christmas in August Class

My Christmas in August Class was yesterday morning ~ Saturday, August 26,  It was a busy class ~ everyone was busy making six Christmas cards and looking at the new Holiday Catalog.  This series of classes started in July and will meet in September and October.  The goal is to get a head start on those lovely cards and not panic when November rolls around.  I will post all three cards for you, here's the first one.

Carols of Christmas Cherry Cobbler & Tranquil Tide

It's a Treat!

I loved having my team members over last weekend.  I made them a little treat bag since we were concentrating on holiday projects from the Holiday Catalog (some of you have emailed that is has ~ finally ~ arrived in your mailbox ~ enjoy!).  I added a packet of Faceted Gems (page 197) inside!

Gold striped bag reindeer             Gold striped bag

Gold striped bags 1

The stamp set is MERRY MISTLETOE in the BE MERRY SUITE on page 112 & 113 in the annual catalog.  i stamped the reindeer in Early Espresso and cut him out (no die ~ sorry), wrapped one of the cute little Boxwood Wreaths around his neck and added him to the ribbon with a little hot glue.  I had to cut the wreath so that there was an opening and I could get it over the reindeer's head.  The ribbon is from the last catalog but I am sure you have some you can use.  I like the way they turned out and think that they would be super as favors on a holiday table ~ what do you think?

Christmas Samples for you...........

Early Release stamp set for recruiting

Peace on Earth card

Pease on Earth in red 2

Peace on Earth card in blue 3

Deck the Halls gold frame card
Deck the Halls photo card 4

Carols of Christmas stamp set ~ get it free by joining Stampin' Up! this month.  There is a super set of framelits to go with this set so if you would like this set free in your Starter Kit be sure and ask me for the order number for the coordinating framelits.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have enjoyed thinking ahead to Christmas and this set will be available to all of us on August 1st ~ early release from the HOLIDAY CATALOG!  And, don't forget to sign up for my CHRISTMAS IN JULY SERIES of classes.  Find all the information in the newsletter I sent out last Saturday!

Christmas Eve cards..

Dawn O's card

This pretty card is from my friend, Dawn Olchefske, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Minnesota.  We served on the Advisory Board together several years ago ~ a wonderful experience and a wonderful and very talented lady.

Leslee's card

Isn't this combination of colors terrific?  The green is Emerald Envy and is a 2016-2018 In Color.  I goes so well with Real Red.  The card was created by Leslee Holston in Yorktown and is part of my team of demonstrators, Southern Stars.  She is a busy lady with two sons, her own Stampin' Up! business and she helps her husband with his business.  I hope you have a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, that you are surrounded by friends and family, yummy things to eat and a special little surprise along the way.  Susan Elise

Holly & Ribbon


Katy's card

Katy Bryant wrapped her card in ribbon and embossed the greeting in gold for an old-fashioned looking Christmas greeting.  Pretty.

Phyllis card

This pretty notecard is from my friend, Phyllis, using the stamp set Tin of Tags (page 33 in the Holiday Catalog) and the Tin of Tags Project Kit ~ a quick, easy and very effective combination!  Thanks Phyllis!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy every minute of the season.  Susan Elise

Thoughtful Branches

Lynne's soft sky card

I have two beautiful cards to share with you today and they are both made with the same stamp set, THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES.  Lynne Galewski made the card above.  Look carefully to see the 'snow' created by Stampin' Up!'s Softly Falling embossing folder (#139672, page 195 in the annual catalog).  Lynne also added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the branches of the tree which is hard to see in the picture but so very pretty in person.

Melissa's card

Melissa Burroughs used the same stamp to create a beautiful card that is totally different than the one Lynne created.  She used the coordinating set of dies to cut out the tree just like Lynne did.  Melissa cut out two trees and placed one on top of the other slightly to the side giving extra dimension.  She layered the card using red foil ~ so pretty!