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)


Do you love Paris?

This video features one of the bundles from the Occasions catalog.  If you have a love for Paris or even a cafe setting, you will love the Charming Cafe bundle.  When you use the products together, use your imagination and let it run wild.  The video will help point you in the right direction & you will love Brandi's trifold card!

 Charming ~ don't you think?  You can visit my online store for all the Occasions catalog products or just stop by the Cat/Art Studio for some stamping fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

Geri's Valentine

Last weekend at our monthly meeting one member of my demonstrator team, Geri Foster, demonstrated an interesting diagonal fold card that I thought you would be interested in.  She created a PDF that I shared this afternoon on the STARS FB page and I wanted to share it with you.  Print it off and have a good time ~ any stamp set or Designer Series Paper will work ~ share your creation with me and I will post it here!

Geri's demonstration

Geri's card

Download Diagonal Fold

Washers, Dimensionals & Foam Strips ~ oh my!

I want to share another Bundle from the Occasions Catalog (page 45).  Here is a video featuring the Barn Door Bundle.  I am really glad that Stampin' Up! has these videos available so that I can be prepared in advance.  I have the Dimensionals and the Foam Strips but not the washers.  (I may have to check those jars of 'stuff' in the garage!) Brandi shows us how easy this card can be when you're prepared!!


 You can visit my Online Store for all the Occasions catalog products. 

Susan Elise

Lantern Asia is returning

Header in rust color

Lantern Asia first came to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens two years ago.  It was a beautiful display of Chinese art then and......it is returning (with different displays).  The Garden is temporarily closing beginning today and will reopen on March 8.  Thirty visiting Chinese artisans are building and installing forty structures for the exhibition that opens March 9.  Alan and I drove over last weekend to see the colorful piles of art waiting to be installed!

Delivery 1

Delivery 2

Blossoming Basket Stamp Set

You learned about this Bundle in the video I posted yesterday.  I have my STARS MEETING this afternoon at two o'clock and we are having a SHOEBOX SWAP.  'A what?' I can hear you saying.  We do a card swap every month at our demonstrator meeting (we bring finished cards to swap).  This month we have 12 coming so we will bring 6 finished cards and a 'shoebox' with everything needed to make the other 6 cards.  It is rarely a shoebox but any container that holds cardstock, stamps, Blends is just fine.  At the meeting we will complete those 6 cards and everyone will go home with 12 cards ~ all different!   That way we are stamping AND swapping ~ just what we love to do!   Here is my card using the Blossoming Basket stamp set ~ 

Shoebox swap card

I used the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (a new SAB product) and the Shimmer Ribbon Pack on page 9 in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know what you think about these new products............

SAB Additions.........

Stampin' Up! has added new products available through the end of SELL-A-BRATION.  There is a new stamp set, ECLECTIC EXPRESSIONS, with a variety of shapes and the words 'Thank you' and 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'.  Also, at Level 1 is SPRINGTIME FOILS Specialty Designer Series Paper with designs in Gold foil, Rose Gold foil and Silver foil!  There is also a new Level 2 product ~ Blossoming Basket Bundle.  And, here's Shannon to tell you all about it ~