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Jupiter with polka dots!

Polka Dot Cat

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Also included.........


In addition to the fabulous DSP that I showed you yesterday this suite has Washi Tape, Champagne Foil Sheets, Foil Snowflakes, embellishments and an embossing folder!  

Gold plaid season's greetings

This is the 'seasons greetings' card we made in my Christmas Card Class last Saturday morning.

Gold plaid cheers to a new year

And, this is the 'cheers to a new year!' card.  Can you tell I am in 'love' with this suite?  October is right around the corner and guess what?  Stampin' Up! is making it easier for us to have all of the Designer Series Paper that we want.  Beginning on Sunday if you buy three packages of DSP, your fourth one will be FREE!  Put this suite on your October List ~ I know you will find lots of uses and make lots of cards to send to special friends and family!

Yummy Designer Series Paper........


I know you've seen this picture on page 36 in the Holiday Catalog ~ great ways to use the pretty Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This package of DSP is a little different ~ there are four designs using champagne, copper, gold and silver foil and you get 3 of each of the designs.  However, the designs are single sided ~ the back is plain so you do NOT have to decide which side to use ~ what a relief!

Gold plaid story begins

The stamp set that goes with this Year of Cheer Suite is called Cheers to the Year and includes greetings for Christmas, the New Year and weddings.  I put this card in the mail today to my nephew, Mark, and his bride to be, Dawn.  The saying in the center says ~ ....and so your story begins.....!  Their wedding is this coming Friday ~ so excited for them!  More cards tomorrow using this fabulous suite!

Guest Artist, Janie Dodge

Janie's Leaves

Janie sent me this picture yesterday ~ along with this note....."Colorful Season stamp set and die set are a super value because it contains content for ALL 4 seasons!  I used the fall leaves and die to make a box of 6 notecards.  I made two cards each of orange, yellow and green cardstock.  For the leaves I added Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The foil leaf vein/outline overlay was cut from gold, rose gold and copper foil.  The set is going to my cousin, Jan, in SC who is recuperating from a left knee replacement.  The deep colors of the leaves accented by the shiny foil overlay will make her smile.  She sends me cards generated on her laptop.....she will be hard pressed to compete with these Stampin Up! cards!"

Lovely!  Thanks for sharing, Janie!  Susan Elise

Faux Metal Embossing

Happy Sunday!  Do you have a little time  to craft this afternoon?  If so, you are going to love this technique video from Stampin' Up!  Get out those stamp sets with the beautiful Fall leaves and get creative!  If you try this technique, be sure and send me a picture of your creation so that I can share it with those who check my blog ~ I'll send you a surprise in the mail!  

Susan Elise




Chairs You Make Me Smile

It's such a beautiful Saturday ~ just right for relaxing with your favorite beverage.  This card uses the Colorful Seasons stamp set on page 147 in the annual catalog.  It is an easy card thanks to the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (same page) background and the Thinlits Dies ~ the chair just pops out of the dies and pops on your card!!!  Try it!

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An extra treat.............

Merry Patterns Birthday

Stampin' Up! has a wonderful surprise for hostesses this month and next month ~ the stamp set, MERRY PATTERNS, will arrive with any order with $300 in sales.  This is in addition to any host rewards you may also earn on your order.  Let's get started ~ your home or my studio?  If you and five friends order $50 from the new HOLIDAY CATALOG ~ the cute set is yours.  Click below for the project sheet for the card above and get a head start!

Download Merry Patterns Birthday (2)  

Merry Cafe ~ Hello Fall

Merry Cafe - Hello Fall

 Can't you just smell the aroma of hot apple cider and feel the warmth of holding the cup when you are freezing at your favorite football game?  The stamp set is Merry Cafe on page 46 in the Holiday Catalog.  And, if you like this set you may also like Coffee Cafe on page 31 in the annual catalog.  The directions are below ~  click on it to print it off and save it in your CREATIVE IDEA FILE!

Download Merry Cafe Hello Fall (2)