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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2012 is almost here!  I have spent the entire day changing the Cat/Art Studio from 2011 to 2012, from Holiday Mini to Occasions Mini, from old plans to new plans.  It has been a busy day and I didn't want you to think I wasn't thinking of you.  I have been thinking about what YOU may want to learn in the coming year.  I would love to hear from you and for you to let me know where you would like to go with your stamping and scrapping in 2012 and how I can help.  Everyone who responds will have their name put in a drawing for a $25 Stampin' Up! gift certificate from me!.  You have until midnight on Sunday, January 1, 2012 to respond ~ have fun and help me plan the best year ever!  Thanks!


You've all been asking...

Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog is almost over and, although that is the sad news, the good news is that there is a fantastic new Mini Catalog waiting in the wings!  In the meantime, I have had lots of questions about what is going to be held over from the Holiday Mini.  Today I have the answer for you and here is the link for you to check it out Holiday Mini Catalog Products.

Hearts Collection

Heart Framelit Dies

Hearts Collection of Framelit Dies in the Stampin' Up!'s new Occasions Mini Catalog.  What else is new?  The Designer Series Paper, Twitterpated, and Pool Party Baker's Twine!  The new framelits collection is going to make Valentine's Day a snap this year!  Join me for my January THIRD THURSDAY VALENTINE CLASS ~ January 26th at 6:30 PM.  The class is $15 or FREE with a $25 order the night of the class.  We will make 6 basic cards, 2 each of 3 designs.

Card stock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red

Ink:  Riding Hood Red

Accessories:  Lattice Bigz Die (#115958)


You're invited....

Leadership invitation 2

Stampin' Up!'s Leadership meeting is right around the corner.  It is being held in San Antonio this year and the dates are January 18, 19 and 20. 

The card above is an invitation to attend the 2012 Advisory Board Reunion Luncheon during Leadership.  Isn't it a gorgeous card?  And, I thought you would be interested because it uses some of the new products in the OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG.  Has your new catalog arrived in your mail box yet?  if not, it is on it's way AND you are going to love it!

I know the first thing that will catch your eye is the shape of the Very Vanilla card stock embossed with the flowers from the stamp set, Elements of Style (#120045 (c) or #118611 (w) ).  That beautiful shape is made by Stampin' Up!'s new FRAMELIT DIES!  These dies come six to a package in a sturdy envelope for easy storage and are used with the Big Shot.

I'll be featuring new samples all week so you can begin to see the new products that will be available beginning on January 4 ~ they are fabulous!

Merry Christmas



Deck the Halls


Here are some more samples using the Stocking Builder Punch (#124095) that I told you was retiring in my post several days ago (the 22!).  These samples are from talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the country ~  enjoy!

Stocking builder punch


Stocking Builder Punch

Stocking builder punch 2

Some of you may remember making this card in your Stamp Club, I think it was in November.  We used the Stocking Builder Punch (#124095) and the stamp set Stitched Stockings (#123784 (c) or #123782 (w) on page 34 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The punch made it sooooo easy to use the stamp set (a set of seven ~ 5 stockings!). 

Stampin' Up! often carries over products from their Mini Catalogs but they have announced that they will not be carrying this punch over.  Here is their announcement  to the Demonstrators ~

December 20, 2011

Our occasion-specific mini catalogs allow us the opportunity to share the latest seasonal products with you and your customers, and we often carry over products from our mini catalogs into the following Idea Book & Catalog. This time, however, we have decided not to carry over the Stocking Builder Punch (item 124095) from the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog into the next Idea Book & Catalog. Instead we will offer other great designs in its place--not to mention a trendy, new design planned for next holiday season.

Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available for purchase. We hope many Stampin' Up! stockings will adorn cards and brighten holiday projects this season and look forward to seeing what you create with the next seasonal design.

So, if you are interested in the punch it would be good to go ahead and order it.  My next order will be going in next Wednesday but, by then it may be too late.  I would suggest an online order through this blog.  Just click on the upper right square of the blog to place an online order and while you are there be sure to check out the CLEARANCE RACK ~ there are some great buys right now!  I'll post some more samples using this punch tomorrow on the blog ~ there are so many ways to use it!

Please call if you need help, 587-1548.  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

Gift Certificate ~ need one?

Gift Card Holder

Here's a cute gift card holder that you can whip up before the 24th!

Here is what you will need to have ~

Stamp set:  Snow Much Fun, set of 7, #122562 (c) page 35 IB & C

Card stock:  Cherry Cobber, #119685; Whisper White, #100730; Old Olive, #100702

Ink:  Basic Black, #101179; Markers

Other:  Embossing folder ~ Northern Flurry, #120902; Bigz Dies ~ Top Note, #113463; Ribbon ~ Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin, #124105

AND, if you would like a Stampin' Up! gift certificate for your friend, or friends, to enjoy in 2012 ~ give me a call @ 587-1548.  I will deliver it!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Susan Elise

The Holiday Mini is Almost Over

Holiday Mini Catalog

Yes it's fabulous and beautiful and almost over, just like the holiday season.  If you haven't seen it, you are missing out on some great products like: 

  • New Simply Scored Tool
  • New Designer Fabric
  • New Designer Series Paper
  • Spice Cake Fall Designer Suite
  • New Digital Downloads
  • Mica Flakes
  • New Buttons and Ribbon
  • Holiday Decor Elements
  • Holiday Big Shot Dies

Once the catalog is gone, you can no longer get these products.   

Download 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog

Want a LIVE copy of ALL our Mini Catalogs?  Email Me and I will get the next one out to you!  The next one is the OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG (January 4 ~ April 30, 2012) ~ you'll love it!

Enjoy looking and let me know if you have any questions.  Susan Elise



Another Last Minute Idea

In thinking about last minute gifts this weekend, I thought I would share this project with you.  Decemberproject2012

This is a very cute idea for a 2012 card, calendar or journal book. 

This can also be used as a last minute Christmas gift.   You could also create it for a New Years gift or back to school surprise for teachers and co-workers.

All the little pictures on the front are perfect to represent different events throughout the year and  you can color them in however you like or pop them up!

If you want to see all the supplies used to create this sample, you can click here to visit my Stampin' Up! online store.

Need a Last Minute Card Idea?

 The last days before Christmas are upon us and excitement is in the air!  Here is a perfect last minute project you can create for friends, family, school, or co-workers.


This is an adorable snowman card using the Snow Much Fun set.  So cute and adorable as a card for your children's teachers or classmates.  This set has always been one of my favorites because it captures such innocence.

I love everything about it from the cute snowman to the birds and especially the snowball added with Stampin' Dimensionals.

You can always adjust and use any supplies you may have on hand but if you would like to get anything used to create this card, click here to view the entire list and order from my online Stampin' Up! store.  Susan Elise