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Sunday afternoon, October 6, 2 - 4

We will make 6 Halloween cards, 2 each of 3 designs and a coffin treat box.  Class Fee:  $20 includes 1/2 package of each of the following - Monster Bash DSP, Monster Bash Enamel Shapes & the Coffin Treat Boxes.  Sign up by Sunday, September 15!  The ultimate in a creepy class!

It's the beginning........

Beginning of what?  Of this year's HOLIDAY CARD CLASSES.  Do you believe it?  Yes, yesterday was the first in a series of classes to make handmade Christmas cards.  Why?  Because, by starting early we don't have to worry about creating loads of cards and getting them in the mail in December!!!  One of the keys to a stress free holiday!  Here's the three stamp sets that we used yesterday....

Stamp sets used

And, here are the cards we made ~ 2 each using the 3 stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog.

Christmas Gleaming card closed
Christmas Gleaming, page 30

Christmas Gleaming inside card


                Perfectly Plaid in Spruce
Perfectly Plaid in Spruce, page 12


Perfectly Plaid in Cherry Cobbler
Perfectly Plaid in Cherry Cobbler

Frosted Foliage w silver foil
This card is made using the FROSTED FOLIAGE BUNDLE on page 41 in the Holiday Catalog.  The Bundle includes the stamp set and a set of beautiful dies.  We used the dies to cut the silver foil that frames the sentiment on the card.  In addition the designer series paper strips on the card are cut from FEELS LIKE FROST 6" X 6" SPECIALTY DSP ~ 48 sheets of beautiful winter photographs on one side with silver foil designs on the other side ~ you have to see it!!!  Stop by or come to the next HOLIDAY CARD CLASS on Saturday, September 28, form 10 AM to Noon in the Cat/Art Studio!  

I am working on this...............


On page 29 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog you will discover the bundle CUCKOO FOR YOU!  I've had to watch this video several times in the process of creating my little cuckoo clock.  I am determined because there is another, matching stamp set, in the HOLIDAY CATALOG!   What is it?




This turned out to be a 'snow day' for me ~ at least that's what it feels like!  The weather canceled my morning class and so I feel like it is a 'catch up' day!  In celebration, I added a class to my schedule ~ a Creepy Halloween Class on Sunday afternoon, October 6.  The class fee is $20 and you will receive 1/2 package of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, the Monster Shapes (1/2 pkg.) & Coffin Treat Boxes (1/2 pkg.)  ~ below.  I know that not everyone appreciates Halloween so this is a 'come if you do' class!  You can find all these creepy products on page 54 in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog and look below and PRINT OUT THE 2019 SCHEDULE  for classes in the Cat/Art Studio.  Oh, and you must sign up for the creepy class by SEPTEMBER 15!



Project Sheet Tuesday

Daisy Lane Mosaic

Download Daisy Lane Mosaic Project Sheet

Happy Labor Day & Happy Sale Coming............

DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE (Buy 3 get 1 FREE) starts on Wednesday this week.  Here is another card from Stampin' Up~ using the BIRD BALLAD DSP in the annual catalog (page 166).  And, a great way to use any of the papers, don't you think?  


Stamps: Free as a Bird
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party
cardstocks; Bird Ballad DSP; Vellum
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Linen Thread; Iridescent Sequins
Adhesives: SNAIL;, Multi-purpose
Liquid Adhesive
Tools: Pretty Label Punch; Sprig punch; Stitched
Rectangle dies
Technique: Cut panel of cardstock smaller than
card front (will be completely covered, card is
standard A2 size). Cover panel with SNAIL
adhesive and attach paper strips in spectrum
order. Strips are cut 1” width. Die cut with stitched
rectangle (2nd largest size). Wrap panel with Linen
Thread 3 times and tie bow. Fussy cut feathers and
adhere slightly overlapping matching colors (this
doesn’t have to be exact). Adhere punched
piece and sentiment strip with Dimensionals and
SNAIL. Tuck sprigs under feathers (cut in half).
Adhere sequins by matching up colors of sequins
to match strip of paper laid on top of.

August PP Alternatives

HAPPY SEPTEMBER!  I love the stamps in the AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN box so this weekend I used them with some designer series paper in my 'stash'.  The paper is so pretty that I saved it from years ago ~ I can't remember how many years ago ~ do you remember this paper????



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