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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather stamp set, page 50, Holiday Catalog

This is one of the cards we made in my CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS on Saturday morning.  The set covers all the upcoming holidays ~ Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Valentine's Day!  We used SNOWFALL ACCENTS PUFF PAINT (page 19, Holiday Catalog) on the little bird's hat, can you see it?  It is a little tricky ~ more runny than I had anticipated so use it sparingly ~ and, heat it quickly with your heat gun.  More info below in the video from Stampin' Up!  The Project Sheet for this cute card is below.  Enjoy!


Download Birds of a Feather card


Susan Tran sent me this picture yesterday afternoon.  She said that it was too hot to work outside so she created these cards with her favorite stamp set ~ Animal Outing.  You can find it on page 102 in the annual catalog.  Her cards are so much fun ~ I couldn't wait to share!!!!  Thanks, Susan ~ they're FABULOUS!



This is one of the 2019-2021 IN-COLORS introduced in Stampin' Up!'s ANNUAL CATALOG this year AND IT HAS BEEN MISSING UNTIL NOW!  Seems there has been a problem with the accuracy of the color and the SU staff responsible would not release it until the problem was corrected.  The CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD (150084) and the CLASSIC STAMPIN' INK REFILL (150091) are both available to order. 

Purple Posy

Birthday Cards continued...

Thank you to everyone who sent, or brought, me cards.  I appreciate your birthday wishes so much.  The ones I have highlighted in these two posts used current (or retired)  Stampin' Up! products and I thought you would love the ideas for creating your own birthday cards!

Phyllis Johnson
Card from Phyllis Johnson
Rosie Morton
Card from Rosie Morton
Melissa Ellis
Card from Melissa Ellis
Julia Hite
Card from Julia Hite
Barb Raliski
Card from Barb Raliski


Beautiful Birthday Cards

I wanted to share my beautiful handmade BIRTHDAY CARDS with you.  It is such a treat getting handmade cards in the mail and I so appreciate the birthday wishes in September.  Thank you to all of you who sent cards, gifts and good  FB wishes.  I'll post some today and the rest tomorrow.

Susan Tran
Card from Susan Tran
Nancy Clagett
Card from Nancy Clagett
Martha Armstrong
Card from Martha Armstrong
Claire Cason
Card from Claire Cason
Agnes Leach
Card from Agnes Leach

Happy Fall & Pumpkin Papercrafting!

I made favors for my stamping friends last weekend ~ cute little pumpkin boxes using the dies from the TINY KEEPSAKES BUNDLE on page 21 in the Holiday Catalog.  The die makes wonderful little treat boxes big enough for several little pieces of candy and it all folds together ~ no adhesive needed!!!  The pumpkin face is from the stamp set HARVEST HELLOS ~ check the PROJECT SHEET tomorrow for more on that cute set!  

Little pumpkins on the counter

One Pumpkin made with Tiny Keepsakes
Tiny Keepsakes Bundle, page 21 Holiday Catalog

Lynne Henderson's Project Kit

Lynne is an enthusiastic Stampin' Up! demonstrator on my team.  She stopped by one afternoon this week to show me the Project Kit that she had been working on.  It is the Advent Calendar Project Kit on page 38 in the Holiday Catalog.  Here's Lynne's finished kit and a video from Stampin' Up! showing you the parts of the project and how easily it goes together.

Lynne Henderson 2
Christmas Countdown Project Kit, #150703, $30.00





September STARS SWAP

I wanted to show you pictures of the swap cards from our demonstrator team meeting last weekend.  The theme was using any of the stamp sets/products from the HOLIDAY CATALOG!

Ann Butler ~ Beauty & Joy stamp set  page 51
Ann Butler ~ Beauty & Joy stamp set page 51
Cindy Black ~ Gather Together  page 48
Cindy Black ~ Gather Together page 48
Geraldine Foster ~ Playful Penguins  page 23
Geraldine Foster ~ Playful Penguins page 23
Marion Swaim ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set  page 54
Marion Swaim ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set page 54
Marti Jones ~ Toile Christmas stamp set  page 6
Marti Jones ~ Toile Christmas stamp set page 6
Meghan Hodgins ~ So Many Stars stamp set  page 11
Meghan Hodgins ~ So Many Stars stamp set page 11
Sarah Williams ~ Snow Front stamp set  page 45
Sarah Williams ~ Snow Front stamp set page 4
Susan Elise Morton ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set  page 54
Susan Elise Morton ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set page 54

Who do you think the winner of the SWAP CONTEST was?  We all vote and the winner gets a nice prize.  EMAIL ME YOUR GUESS (STARS cannot vote!)  SE

3D Embossing Folder Plate

There is a product available but not in the annual or the holiday catalog.  It is a product that is designed to make embossing a little easier as Stampin' Up! goes through the change from the BIG SHOT to the replacement embossing and die-cutting machine.  I do not have any new news about the replacement machine but recently the flyer, below, and the product have been made available.  Sorry it's a little creased ~ I have been using it all month in my stamp club classes.

3D embossing folder plateThe plate is designed to work with the new-style 3D folders which are thinner than the previous folders labeled 3D.  You can see the current 3D embossing folders on page 199 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  And, the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder on page 31 in the Holiday Catalog.  You will not need to add shims as we have in the past and you will only need ONE plate.  The new blue 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER PLATE, # 149658, is $10 and it will make your life easier!  Let me know if you have questions.

3D embossing folder plate ~ blue