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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


Continued from acetate product information on Sunday

Star of Light opened










This is the inside of the card that I showed you on Sunday afternoon when we were talking about the FABULOUS FOIL DESIGNER ACETATE on page 175 in the Stampin' Up! Catalog.  You can see the stamp set on page 9 in the HOLIDAY CATALOG (Don't have yours yet ~ just give me a call and I will get one to you quickly ~ 757-587-1548).  The card closed looks like this ~

Star of Light in Night of Navy

Here is the PROJECT SHEET for STAR OF LIGHT so that you can make your own ~ click on the link & enjoy!

  Download Star of Light (1)

Here are the products to use for the card ~

Reminder ~ Thoughtful Branches

Three panel marketing from SU

I wanted to remind you that this set will no longer be available on September 1 ~ THURSDAY THIS WEEK ~ as Stampin' Up! introduced it for one month only.  If you have gone to PINTEREST and searched for this set you have found endless ideas that are fabulous.  I just wanted to remind you in case you would like it but hadn't ordered it yet!  Here is another great idea that I found on one of my sites for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators ~ don't you just love it?  Credit to Barbara Welch!

Journal, Card ~ Barbara Welch FB

Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate picture

Have you seen this product in the 1016-17 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?  I bet you missed it because it is on the PAPER BASICS PAGE all the way at the bottom.  Get your catalog and look on page 175, left hand corner.  You will find acetate 12 x 12 sheets with gold on one side and silver on the other side.  I used these sheets in my CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST CLASS last week.  The funny thing was that I wanted to use the silver but all I saw was the gold design ~ I thought I was going to have to buy another whole package of the color I wanted.  NOT.  When I finally flipped them over, there was silver!  Nice surprise.  Here is the card that we created.  I will post the PROJECT SHEET for this card later this week so be sure and stop by!  Susan Elise 

Star of Light in Night of Navy

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

STAMPIN' UP!'S PAPER PUMPKIN is a craft box in your mail box once a month, always different, always fun.  

If you haven't subscribed before you are eligible to take advantage of a BOGO SPECIAL!  Buy one and get the second month free!  Here is a video showing you the AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN ~ 



One Sheet Wonder ~ remember that?

I know that some of you (who have been stamping with me all these years) will remember that term ~ ONE SHEET WONDER.  I hadn't used it, or the technique, in ages.  But, this afternoon, when I was unpacking a big box from STAMPIN' UP! for my stamping friends I was wondering what TAGS I was going to use on the packages.  The stamp set that I have been using the last two days was open, the stamps were on the blocks, and the ink pads were out and waiting.  PURRRFECT!  The stamp set is from the annual catalog ~ so pretty that I couldn't help but order it for myself ~ PENNED & PAINTED.  Look it up on page 143.

One sheet wonder 1

Penned & Painted is a three step stamp set.  My first step was to use one of the flowers.  I stamped the flower in FLIRTY FLAMINGO, then in CALYPSO CORAL  and added the line stamp in WATERMELON WONDER.


One sheet wonder 2

Next I added the leaves.  I used PEAR PIZZAZ, WILD WASABI and the details with GARDEN GREEN.

One sheet wonder 3

This is a close up of the stamp on the 12" x 12" Whisper White card stock.  Next I cut it up and made tags for my packages.  It was a good afternoon!  Thanks for stopping by ~ Susan Elise

One sheet wonder 4

Christmas in August Class

Christmas in August card w tree

I had my CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST CARD CLASS last night ~ this was one of the cards that everyone made.  I had three different cards and each person made three of each card leaving with 9 cards to add to the 9 they made in July!  This panel on this card uses stamps from the stamp set THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES ~ only available for a few more days as Stampin' Up! has designated it an AUGUST SPECIAL.  The other products used in this card will be listed below but I did want to give you a little more information about the Designer Series Paper.  It is one of the best deals in the annual catalog.  THIS CHRISTMAS SPECIALTY DSP is a lightweight Christmas paper including sheet music ~ 24 sheets, 4 each of each design, double sided 12" x 12'.  Acid free and lignin free.  It is a great package if you are making a large number of holiday cards for yourself or to sell at an upcoming craft event.  I will be continuing my CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS each month this Fall ~ let me know if you would like to join us ~ it's a great way to get your cards ready EARLY!!! EMAIL ME!

Technique: Double Z Fold Card


Z Fold Strawberry Card

This card uses two of my favorite products in the Annual Catalog ~ the LAYERING LOVE stamp set and the FRUIT STAND Designer Series Paper!  The DOUBLE Z refers to the way the card and the layered strip are both folded to create the Z shape.  Here are the directions for the card ~ click on the link to print off the project sheet ~  enjoy!

Download Double Z Fold Card 


Banners for Christmas

Banners for Christmas picture from SU\

I have been creating Christmas cards for my CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST CLASS tomorrow night and found this Stampin' Up! picture using the stamp set, BANNERS FOR CHRISTMAS.  I don't have this stamp set (of course) but love the way they used the candy cane and the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  The center piece on the card on the right actually becomes an ornament for your Christmas tree ~ how cute is that?  My CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER CLASS will be on Wednesday, September 28.  Won't you join me?