Stitched with Cheer Video

If you are still looking for an idea for your Christmas cards, here is a perfect kit for you.  The Stitched with Cheer Project Kit from Stampin' Up! gives you all the products you need to create 18 Christmas cards.  So if you love the idea of homemade cards but don't know where to start, Let Stampin' Up! help.

 The Holiday Catalog is another great source of inspiration.  You can pick up any holiday products you want to add to your cards from my online store. 



Forever Evergreen Project Video

I want to share one of the new Project Kit videos with you from Stampin' Up!.  You can find Forever Evergreen Project Kit (#142994) on page 35  in the Holiday Catalog.  This tree kit would be lots of fun for a family project leading up to the holidays.  It is a fun way to create your own decorations or a nice gift to give prior to Christmas.  The kit makes three trees and Carrie Cudney at Stampin' Up! gives us lots of how-to tips to make the trees.  Enjoy!



Adding extra bling never hurts and I am sure you have some treasures in your Craft Room that would look great on your tree.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  You can order this kit easily from  my online store.


Santa Bundled........

Greetings from Santa

I know that you have seen this cute Santa in the Holiday Catalog (you can find him on page 11)  This a swap card that I received recently using just a small part of the die.  There are really so many ways to use it.  

I want to share another video from Stampin' Up! that highlights Santa and the stamp set, Greetings from Santa, in the  Holiday catalog.  The Detailed Santa Thinlits Die is a new favorite and it is bundled with the stamp set to save you $.   His swirly beard is loads of fun and could make a great decoration on another creative card.  Use the die with the Precision Base Plate which is designed for detailed images.

This new Thinlits Die can be used with a few different sentiments and other stamp sets in the catalog.  If you use the die with Whisper White card stock, adding color in the form of sentiments really makes it pop.  Visit my online store to check out all the products from the holiday catalog.


Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper

How about those products from the new Holiday catalog?   I always love checking out the new paper and this year it's no different.  I love the new Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (page 37 in the Holiday catalog).  The nice thing about this paper is that you can turn it into virtually any color scheme you want.  Take a look at the video and see what I mean.

Don't you just love those type papers?  With the holidays and Christmas coming, think of the things you can do with this paper.  I have been using this paper this morning to create a card for the upcoming 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS ~ you'll want to make sure that you are on my email list so that you can receive ALL OF THESE SUPER HOLIDAY IDEAS.  COMING SOON!  

Thanks for stopping by ~ Susan Elise.


Home Sweet Home

At STAMP CLUB this morning my friend and stamp club member, JOY, was so interested in the HALLOWEEN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER ( page 51) and the SWEET HOME BUNDLE (page 40) in the HOLIDAY CATALOG.  She has decided to make her grandson (and friends) little Halloween Houses using the bundle products.  Such a cute idea and she is going to be busy ~ she and her grandson, working together, are going to make TWENTY HALLOWEEN HOUSES!!!!  I hope she'll send me a picture so I can add it to the blog for you to see!

The CATALOG is live TODAY and I have so many more videos to share with you so be sure to stop by for more ideas!



In the meantime, here are some of the products that JOY will be using to make her houses ~

Holiday Catalog1

Stampin' Up@'s HOLIDAY CATALOG goes live tomorrow, Thursday, September 1!  That means we can finally order some of the amazing new products that we have been dreaming about in the catalog for the last couple of weeks.  Can't wait?  Want more information today?  Go to for videos on the new products.

September 1 flyer

In addition, Stampin' Up! announced this morning that they will have SPECIAL OFFERS for the next three weeks!  For the first week, starting tomorrow, you will have your choice of Enamel Shapes (how cute on your stamped Christmas Trees), the Blossom Builder Punch, an embossing folder and Tip Top Taupe Ribbon.  You can SAVE 25% on all these products.

September 1 - 7 25% off


Cookie Cutter Halloween

Cookie Cutter Halloween

Did the HOLIDAY CATALOG arrive in your mail box today?  Mine did!  So pleasantly surprised ~ you just never know.  I hope yours is in your hands and you are having lots of fun looking through it ~ and lots of laughs!  I finished my Halloween swap card yesterday afternoon and started on the next one ~ 35 Thanksgiving cards to swap with a Demonstrator in Butler, PA.  The pieces are above along with the PETALS & PAISLEYS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, the COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH and the 3/8" RIBBON TRIO PACK.  I will be sure to show you the finished card.  In the meantime enjoy your new catty!  Remember, if yours doesn't arrive make sure you let me know ~ EMAIL ME!  Thanks for stopping by ~ Susan Elise

Question last night...........

One of my friends at STAMP CLUB last night asked me about the HOLIDAY CATALOG ~ actually, I think it was Janie ~ she always has questions and ANSWERS ~ thanks, Janie!  She wanted to know when she would get her catalog so she could start planning HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS CARDS.

Catalog Cover

I explained that I had chosen to let STAMPIN' UP! send the Holiday Catalogs out for me.  We have a site called a Customer Manager that collects the name and addresses of our customers.  I haven't used this method in a long time preferring to send them out myself but decided to try it again.  Stampin' Up! is estimating that the catalogs will be sent out around the middle of the month and that you should begin receiving the catalog near the end of the month.  I certainly hope so.  We can begin ordering in September.  As a Demonstrator I placed an order on Sunday because I wanted to have some new products for my AUGUST CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS on Wednesday, August 24, ~ hope you will join me then!  Let me know if you have questions and PLEASE let me know when you receive your new catty.  THANKS!  Susan Elise

Fine Tip Glu Pen Video

All of us have had a problem gluing very small pieces of card stock together or adding tiny embellishments to our projects.  It can be very frustrating, right?  Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog has the answer for us (and it really works!).  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is on page 43 (#138309, $7.00) in the catty, HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS and I recommend it.  This video will help you learn more about this product ~  

  I hope the ideas and tips you have learned will help you on your next project.   You can always feel free visit my online store, or contact me with any questions.