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!  

Cards from friends

Cindy Black

This pretty card is created by Cindy Black.  Cindy lives in North Carolina but lived and worked in Tidewater for years.  In fact, we worked at Central Fidelity together for years.  Love the embossed layering!

Martha Armstrong

Another embossing folder!  Isn't this fun?  Martha Armstrong (also, North Carolina) created this card using Thinlits Dies on page 24 in the Holiday Catalog and Washi Tape!  The sign for the North Pole is from the stamp set, Christmas Magic, on page 22.  Pretty card!!!

Christmas cards continued.............

Jan Mize

Card created by Jan Mize ~ love the layering and mix of textures!

Claire Cason

Beautiful, sparkly card by Claire Cason ~ sorry that the sparkles don't show up in the picture.  This stamp set, Star of Light (1421100), is on page 9 in the Holiday Catalog.  It has been very popular and this card shows why!  More tomorrow, Susan Elise

Beautiful Christmas Cards

Barbara S star in white

This beautiful card is from Barbara Schweiger .  She embossed the saying in silver and used the die to open the top layer exposing the silver star underneath.  Lovely.

Julia Hite Santa

Julia Hite created a beautiful old fashioned Santa using the stamp set Father Christmas from the Holiday Catalog.  Thank you, Julia!  Send me a picture of your card and I will add it to my Christmas Collection on this blog.  I would love to share your creation.  Also, give me a call if you would like me to create a special GIFT CERTIFICATE for you to give a crafty friend ~ 757-587-1548.  Susan Elise

Christmas Card for Debra

Cat card for Debra Tack

I made this Christmas Cat Card for my friend in Washington state, Debra Tack.  I have previously shared some of the cute cat cards that she has sent me ~ we always include cats because that is really how, and why, we met in the first place....years ago at a Stampin' Up! convention, at lunch, we sat down and started talking about our cats (obviously one of us, or both of us, was wearing a cat pin or something!).  We've never met again but have kept in touch because of our love of cats.

No, it is not a Stampin' Up! stamp but one I choose from a rather large cat stamp collection in the Cat/Art Studio ~ you knew I would have one, right?  Thanks for stopping by & Merry Catmas, Susan Elise

PS:  The cat has lovely green eyes ~ sparkles by Wink of Stella ~ my fav new product!