Stampin' Up!'s Joyful Holly Gift Bag

This stamp set, Joyful Holly, is on page 34 in Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog.  It is not on the CARRY-0VER LIST so it will be retiring soon ~ January 4 to be exact.  I used it on this little GIFT BAG that we have been making in STAMP CLUB this month.  I used a 12' x 12' piece of Designer Series Paper to create a two-pocket gift bag.  The little box of 3" x 3" matching cards are in a acetate card box (#150428 on page 152 in the Annual Catalog) and fit perfectly inside the Gift Bag.  If you would like to have tips and tricks for some fun projects think about joining a Stamp Club.  I have an opening and would love to have you join us!



Abby with Tripod ~ a frequent visitor in the Cat/Art Studio!

Project Sheet Tuesday

My friend, Boo (short for Elizabeth) fell in love with this stamp set at our stamp club get together last weekend and just had to order it!  Ever happen to you?  Ever happen to me?  Definitely!  (Actually, more often than I care to admit!)  The stamp set is SNOW WONDER and you can find it on page 39 in the Mini Catalog.  Love the colors!  One other thought ~ what if all that rain yesterday had been snow????  Just a few degrees lower and we might have had a winter wonderland or a Snow Wonder!!!

Snow lady

Download Snow Wonder

Memories & More Card Pack ~ easy peasy!

Memories & More Cards
Page 31 Fall Mini Catalog
This afternoon I made Christmas cards to give to my friend, Sarah, to share with her friends at a care facility where she works.
The Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card Pack is on SALE ~ 50% off!  And the Cards and Envelopes, 20 cards and 20 envelopes, are only $8.50.  A quick and easy way to spread some Christmas cheer!

Project Sheet Tuesday

You can find this week's Poinsettia Place Suite Project Sheet below  and you'll find that this beautiful card is easier than it looks.  The Suite is on page 15 in the Fall Mini Catalog.  The stamp set and the dies are on the Carryover List but not as a bundle (no discount).  However this beautiful flocked paper is not on that list so now is your last chance to add this to your paper collection ~ at 50% OFF!  There are three designs that are flocked over vellum ~ poinsettia, leaves with berries and the design below.  Some images can be cut out using the Poinsettia Dies!  Don't miss it ~ you won't be sorry!

Poinsettia paper

Download Poinsettia Petals

Dove of Hope Retiring

My friend, Laura Barto, created this beautiful card that I received in a swap recently.  She lives in Wheaton IL and, I imagine, that she can see lovely snowflakes like these by looking out her window!  This card uses the Dove of Hope Bundle on page 13 in the Fall Mini Catalog.  It is on the Retiring List and this bundle is not discounted (sorry) but many of them are.  Be sure to print out the lists that I included in yesterday's post.  And, shop online using my December Host Code (MN6MFF9Y) to receive a thank you in the mail and, if your order is $65 or over, a package of new PASTEL PEARLS!

Dove of Hope by Laura Barto

Just a reminder...........

Just a reminder that I have GIFT CERTIFICATES that I will happily personalize for you to give to your crafty friends this season.  "Crafty friends" = wonderful papercrafters like my friend Susan Tran who sent me the picture of the cards that she created over the Thanksgiving holiday/weekend.    Thanks, Susan, they are beautiful....

Gift Certificates Christmas

Susan Tran Christmas

PS:  Susan said that she used the STAMPARATUS (#146276, page 164 in the annual catalog) in creating her cards.  She said "I always fall in love all over again with Stamparatus when I make multiple cards!".

Project Sheet Tuesday ~ gifty!

The dies for this cute project are part of the COMING HOME BUNDLE on page 26 in the Fall Mini Catalog.  And, do you have to stamp & color this cute house?  NO ~ you can find the house on the Designer Series Paper!  And, do you have to fussy cut the house (Abby)?  NO, the die does all the work.  Well, you could make tons of these cute little candy holders!  It holds 5 Andes Mints perfectly.

Candy holder

Download Trimming the Town mint holder