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Designer Tin of Cards

This is the TIN OF CARDS PROJECT KIT that is on sale beginning on Saturday.  It is marked down from $27.00 to $20.25 for five days in celebration of WORLD CARD MAKING DAY.  It makes 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.  You can find it on page 160 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  

Designer Tin of Cards products

It includes 16 card bases and envelopes, cute tin box with lid, file tab dividers to use to organize your cards, printed die-cut images, designer series paper and vellum sheets, white card stock tags with gold foil print, Washi tape, Baker's Twine, sequins, gold paper clips.

Stamp Set ~ Tin of Cards

It coordinates with this stamp set on page 161 in the catalog or you can use stamps that you have in your collection.  It's up to you.  Can you think of a crafty friend who might enjoy receiving this for a birthday or during the holidays?  I can!  Let me know if you have any questions ~ EMAIL ME NOW!


World Card Making Day banner

STAMPIN' UP! is having a SALE on some yummy products to celebrate WORLD CARD MAKING DAY and you may want to check out the products and make your list!  The first of October is this Saturday and here are the products that you can save on ~ the price shown is the catalog price, not the sale price.


 In addition, when you buy a FAST FUSE ADHESIVE (#129026) you get a REFILL FOR FREE!  It's a great time to try FAST FUSE!    
You can download a flyer for this promotion, with the sale prices ~  Download WCMD_Flyer_Demo_Oct0116_US!



Frosted Medallions on black

Stampin' Up! included two new COPPER products in their catalog this year ~ perfect for your FALL projects!  On this card I used the stamp set, FROSTED MEDALLIONS, with Copper Embossing Powder on page 181 in the Annual Catalog.  I added a small strip of the new Copper Foil on each side of the Basic Black card stock.  You can find foil sheets on page 47 in the Holiday Catalog.  

Medallion alone

And, I am in the process of creating my 2017 CALENDAR and decided to use this same stamp set and technique for my January calendar sheet.  This class starts this coming Saturday at 10 AM (yes, it will be a busy week getting ready for tomorrow's CHRISTMAS CLASS AND Saturday's CALENDAR CLASS).  If you missed signing up for this class you might want to sign up for the same calendar class on November 5 or December 3 ~ they make great GIFTS!

January in copper 2

Paper Pumpkin BOGO


Just a little reminder that the PAPER PUMPKIN BOGO is a limited event and that it ends on October 10.  This is the FIRST time ever that FIRST time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get the second month FREE!  This video will give you a good idea about all the products in the SEPTEMBER KIT ~ each kit is different and each kit arrives in your mail box ready to give you an hour or so of fun.  Each month you can find alternative projects to do with your kit ~ just check YOU TUBE!

Here are some alternative projects for this month's kit ~

September alternative

by Linda Schnabel


by Jill Hilliard


by Lisa Curcio

And, for those of you who have subscribed previously ~ do you have a second email account that you could use to sign up?  If you do go to the PAPER PUMPKIN website and use the new email to take advantage of this offer from STAMPIN' UP!  Just use the PROMO CODE BOGO.  You will pay $19.95 AND get your second month FREE!


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.


Thoughtful Branches

NBG in September

I walked in the Botanical Gardens this morning and took this picture which reminded me that I had forgotten to tell you that the stamp set, THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES, is still available.  I know that many of you have it in your collection but, in case you wanted it but thought it was only available in AUGUST (which is what we were told by Stampin' Up!), it is still available.  So let me know if you are interested.



Ms. Organization ~ Denise Caudron

Denise is in one of my STAMP CLUBS and met recently to do some fun September stamping.  While she was here she mentioned that she had 'invented' a method of keeping track of what she had previously purchased so that she felt comfortable filling out her ORDER FORM.  She has been using STAMPIN' UP! products for a long time (in fact, she is a past DEMONSTRATOR) so it is easy for her to repeat a product on an order.  She is also a very organized lady and has just recently started her own business ~ helping people organize.  For instance, several weeks ago she helped a lady who was moving and needed to think clearly about what to take and what to leave (throw, etc.).  Here is her notebook with several sample pages for you to see.

Denise Caudron's notebook 1

She has seven columns on each sheet.  The categories are: DESCRIPTION, COLOR, PAPER, INK, MARKER, REINKER and OTHER.  


Denise Caudron's notebook 2

Denise Caudron's notebook 3

The filled in boxes indicate the products in her collection presently preventing her from reordering.  I thought you might be interested because it is hard to remember, when you are in the CAT/ART STUDIO, what you have at home ~ what you have ordered and what you need to order.  Let me know if you have questions for Denise.  She has been very generous to share and may have some other super ideas to share with us.  THANKS, DENISE!

2017 Calendar Class


Many of you like to make and give our calendars to your friends and family during the holidays so let's get started!  The calendar, above, is a sample from 2014 so that you will know what you are making, and, giving.  If you are interested, please EMAIL ME and let me know.  The class is scheduled for the first Saturday morning of the months of OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER.  Class is from 10 AM to 2 PM and you can feel free to finish your calendar at home (rather than feel rushed).  You will have 12 blank calendars printed on Whisper White card stock and cut to size to fit into the CD Case.  The class fee is $20 for one calendar, each additional calendar is $10 with the fifth one FREE.  The CD Calendar Case is included.  All you need to bring is your own adhesive.

The October Class is on Saturday, October 1, the sign-up DEADLINE is Wednesday, September 28.

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.