Stampin' Up!'s Evergreen Elegance

This may be my current favorite BUNDLE in the annual catalog.  The more I see the possibilities and the more I use it the more I like it.  We used it in my 'Katy Christmas Class' this week and I just keep using it.  Then, this video gave me even more ideas ~ particularly with the Evergreen Border Punch that is part of the bundle.


You can find it on page 91 in the annual catty.  This is the stamp set ~

Evergreen-elegance-stamp-set_image (2)And, this is the punch that it is bundled with saving us 10%!  I had to borrow the punch for my class because mine hadn't arrived yet so ~ THANK YOU RUSTY!!!!
Evergreen-border-punch_image (2)The punch is easy to use because of the images extending on either side of the actual punch part.  We will definitely be using this bundle at my upcoming CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS!  Have you signed up yet?  The class is on the 21st and the RSVP date is the 15th.  Let me know if I can save you a stamping spot!


Katy's Christmas Card Class II

IMG_6601I am sorry that the camera won't pick up the sparkle in this card ~ the white snowflake is white glimmer paper which makes it very pretty.  The stamp set is SNOWFLAKE WISHES and the punch for the label is the LOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCH on page 149 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  Love this picture from Wednesday's class.  Love the concentration!

IMG_6611One more card to show you.  This one is made with the stamp set, EVERGREEN ELEGANCE, from the annual catalog, page 91.  The trees are lovely as they are and we added SHIMMERY CRYSTAL EFFECTS to the tallest tree for some sparkle and embossed the greeting (from HEARTFELT WISHES) in gold.

IMG_6600If you like these cards you might want to sign up for my upcoming Christmas Card Class ~ this month on either Saturday, August 21 at 1 PM, or Tuesday, August 24 at 6 PM.  We'll be making 8 cards ~ 2 each of 4 designs ~ like the class on Wednesday but different cards.  Let me know if you can join us ~ RSVP by Sunday, August 15!  And, Katy, thank you ~ loved having all of you!

Katy's Christmas Card Class I

Yesterday was a day to remember.  Yes, it was certainly an all day rainy day and we needed the rain.  It was also the day that my friend, Katy Bryant, had scheduled to hold a CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS with friends in the Cat/Art Studio.  She has done this for the past several years and it is always fun ~ maybe it was even more fun yesterday because of the dreariness or it could have been just the lovely ladies ~ Anna, Kim, Martha, Michaela, Rori, Sharon, Karen, Maria and, of course, Katy!

IMG_6609It was the first time in a long time that I have had a large class of stampers & non-stampers making eight Christmas cards in a couple of hours.  Such fun!

IMG_6608There were four designs and everyone made two of each design to make a very busy morning!  


Tuesday Project Sheet

Sweet StockingsTo celebrate the Holiday Mini Catalog, and the beginning of SALE-A-BRATION, I created this card last weekend.  Of course, when I showed it to Alan he immediately told me that I would have to snip off one of the kitties paws!!!  Next time.  You can find SWEET STOCKINGS SUITE on page 30 in the catalog ~ have some fun.  I did!

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IMG_6598I spent all weekend creating Christmas cards for a class that I have on Wednesday morning this week.  (Can't wait to see Katy & Friends!)  It was so much fun even though it took me a while to get into the 'holiday mood'.  This is one of the cards I created (not included in the class this week but in future classes!).   I used the DSP and the stamp set from the PAINTED CHRISTMAS SUITE in the Holiday Catalog ~ which goes live TOMORROW!  Here is a close up of the embossed details ~

IMG_6599 (2)There are two BUNDLES in this suite.  The one I used is the Christmas Season Bundle that includes the stamp set and the Seasonal Labels Dies.  The suite is on page 17 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The catalog goes live tomorrow and also, tomorrow is the beginning of SALE-A-BRATION II!  

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

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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

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