Tutti-Frutti Suite

Fruit Basket

This is one of the cards that we made at last weekend's BIRTHDAY CARD CLASS.  It uses the Fruit Basket stamp set & the Punch Pack bundled on page 29 in the Occasions Catalog.  The DSP is Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Paper and the base card is featured in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog ~ which means it's free to all of us!  You can find the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes on page 14.  There are 16 sets of cards and envelopes in four tutti-fruitti colors!  The directions for the card are at the bottom of the post ~ enjoy!

Here are the other cards we made & we'll be making five more (and different) cards at my March Birthday Card Class on Sunday afternoon March 18 ~ join us!

Birthday card class

Download Fruit Basket Birthday

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Tangerine Tango 1

Two cards from my Birthday Card Class yesterday morning (we did five in all ~ two of each).  For this one we used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY thinlit (#143700) in Whisper White cardstock.  We used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#144106) because we needed all the die cut letters to adhere to the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (#144125).  The sheets are easy to adhere to the cardstock and so much easier than using glue.

Perfect Party Project Picture

Our second card uses the Picture Perfect Party 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper on page 5 in the Occasions catalog and the Berry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon  on page 199 in Stampin' Up's annual catalog.  You can find the directions below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Download Perfect Party Project Sheet (2)


Weekend stamp-a-stack & next class..


This is one of the cards that we made at my STAMP-A-STACK class on Saturday.  It was a small class but loads of fun with two new stampers ~ my friend, Barbara, and her daughter, Meghan.  This card uses the WATERFRONT stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, page 48.  This is a very popular stamp set and the scenes on the cards are amazing ~ check out my Occasions Catalog Board on PINTEREST!

Oh So Eclectic

This was the most advanced card at my class, one that Barbara and Meghan decided to pass on as new stampers.  I will put one in the mail to them!  This is from the NATURALLY ECLECTIC SUITE on page 133 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  The BUNDLE includes the stamp set and the dies.  The suite also includes beautiful Designer Series Paper!

Layering Love

And, one Valentine completed the class.  We used the LAYERING LOVE stamp set from the annual catalog, page 46.  The lovely words are enhanced by the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog.  My next class is on Saturday, February 3, at ten ~ all Valentines all the time!  JOIN ME so you'll have several handmade cards to put in the mail to friends ~ the 14th is two weeks away!


Brusho Class and Valentine stats...........

Red brusho w Valentine quote

This picture shows a Brusho Resist technique much like the Crayon Resist technique that we learned about yesterday at the Open House in the Cat/Art Studio!  My January Brusho Class will be on Tuesday, January 30 ~ hope to see you then!  And, I am having a Valentine Making Class the first Saturday in February ~ join me.  Here are some interesting facts about Valentine's Day ~ particularly interesting is the fact that women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day (may have to try that ~ or, at least a card!).  I think we need an additional stat about 'handmade' Valentines ~ any suggestions?

Valentine Day stats


Sure Do Love You

You can find the SURE DO LOVE YOU BUNDLE on page 19 in Stampin' Up!'s OCCASIONS CATALOG.  This bundle includes the stamp set and the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  I made the pretty box, below, using the box die and the Painted with Love Specialty DSP.  Print out the directions below and make your own OR do put my VALENTINE CLASS on your schedule.  It will be the first weekend in February ~ Saturday, February 3.  You can choose to come in the morning or the afternoon ~ either at 10 or 2 ~ it's up to you!  You will make the box and three Valentines, the class fee is $15.  Come and have some fun!

Lots of Love Box

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Picture of the bundle



I had to reschedule my COLOR THEORY SUITE CLASS this morning due to the snow and freezing weather.  So sad BUT it might be good because MAYBE you wanted to take the class but the timing wasn't good with your schedule.  So, when will it be?  It is scheduled for January 15 (Martin L.uther King Day) starting at 4 PM to 8 PM.  You can arrive any time between 4 and 6 to take the class at your own pace.  The class is $25 and includes 4 cards and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  What's a Paper Stack?  Here's a video from Stampin' Up! to tell you more ~


 EMAIL ME if you'd like to join the class ~ would love to have you!

The last class.........

My Christmas Card Class started in July this year.  Today's class was the last one in the series.  It has been so much fun and I will miss seeing everyone next month.  So, I took pictures of everyone so I can look back at all these lovely ladies.  Tomorrow I will add pictures of the cards we made today.  Thanks for checking in this afternoon.  My next class will be my 2018 CALENDAR CLASS on November 18 ( 10:00 AM) and I still have several places available it you are interested.  EMAIL ME if you'd like to take the class and let me know how many 2018 calendars you'd like to make.  (They make great gifts!)   Hugs, Susan Elise

October class Abby & Rosie

Abby and Rosie

October class Barbara & Susan

Barbara & Susan

October class Lynne & Diane

Lynne & Diane

October class Marti & Barbara

Marti & Diane

October class Pam & Mary

Mary & Pam



Color Theory Class

Colorful Seasons Leaf w Fall colors

My next COLOR THEORY CLASS is scheduled for 10 AM on Saturday, January 6, 2018.  Does it seem a little early to announce the class?  I wanted to get it on your calendar now ~ with the holidays coming so quickly I didn't want it to get lost!  The class is $25 and includes the Color Theory Paper Stack to use in class and take with you!

In the meantime here is another fabulous use for this stamp set ~ one that celebrates Fall and would make an elegant Thanksgiving card.  Print out the directions to the card below!

Download Colorful Seasons October 2017