I have recently fallen in love with this DSP and the suite collection on pages 44 and 45 in the Holiday Catalog.  It is an untraditional use of color and design but relates so well to the changing of the seasons and who isn't ready for a change.  The products in the suite include the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle (which I did not order!), an Ephemera Pack, Gold Shimmer Ribbon and Gold Shimmer Vellum!  I used the pieces of the E Pack (for short) on all my cards and on this one I used the vellum ~ so pretty ~ more of my cards tomorrow..............

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Kelly's Squirrel

I got an email from Kelly Fidler ~ an enthusiastic stamper (who just completely redid her craft room!) who wanted to show me (and the members of her stamp club) her perfect squirrel!  Do you still have your Stamp-a-ma-jig?  Have you used it lately?

From Kelly ~ I went OLD SCHOOL with the Stamp-a-ma-jig and got a perfect squirrel in 2 hot seconds! It was super easy. I should have whipped this thing out back in the days of the cats & dogs – double stamping always trips me up (or I am too much of a perfectionist).  Super excited. Bringing back the old school simple tools! LOL

2021-09-02 (2)KELLY ~ REMEMBER "80% IS ENOUGH!" 



CUTE Halloween!

You can find all of Stampin' Up!'s CUTE, not scary, Halloween products on page 50 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  This Halloween Treat Box is easy peasy with the Tombstone Treat Boxes (156486) on page 51.  The boxes go together easily ~ the adhesive is on the box so you don't have to worry ~ it will stay together.  And, it is a nice size for some chocolate treats ~ I wrapped HERSHEY'S miniatures with a little of the Cute Halloween DSP.  I put six in my box but you may be able to get more!


Download Cutest Halloween.Treat Box

Stampin' Up!'s DSP Sale

This is one of the Designer Series Papers that Stampin' Up! has discounted this month.  There are pieces of this DSP that are PURRRRFECT for the upcoming Fall months and this would be the time to place your order ~ while they are on special.  The video below does show the paper but it is sooooo much better in person.  I have a package if you would like to see the details in the designs ~ stop by for a glass of ice tea and a cookie (did you print out the recipe???)



An explanation.......

I thought that I had better explain yesterdays 'cat card' on my blog.  My Halloween cat in a box (which I found hysterical because it happens frequently here) is from a stamp set, CLEVER CATS, that I used to create cards for a JULY - DECEMBER MINI CATTY SWAP that I have been working on all week.  I finished the swap and celebrated by posting that card on my blog!  I was busy because I was working on two swaps at the same time.  The second one is to create samples for SALE-A-BRATION which begins on August 1st and lasts until the end of September.  Here is the card that I created for that swap ~

IMG_6539This SAB stamp set is called DELICATE DAHLIAS.  It is a photopolymer set with 12 stamps and includes four sentiments.  I think you'll like it!  My swaps go in the mail tomorrow ~ all the way to PA to be swapped out by my crafty friend, Kim.  Can't wait until the end of the month when I will received swaps created from the Mini & SAB.  Did you get your catalogs yet?  What do you think????

Autumn Greetings w Stampin' Up!

The AUTUMN GREETINGS BUNDLE is on page 50 in Stampin' Up!'s Fall Mini Catalog.  The bundle includes the stamp set, Autumn Greetings, and the coordinating dies, Autumn Essentials Dies.  I made a card for a friend earlier this week and liked the way it turned out so I thought I would share with you.  I like it because of the way I used the doilies.  They are the Square Vellum Doilies on page 153 in the annual catalog.  The item number is 152484 and you get 24 of the doilies for $5.00.  What ideas do you have for using these doilies???  They will be really pretty when we use them on our Valentine cards.  Sorry, getting ahead of myself!

Card for Monette    Card for Monette 2


Tuesday Project Sheet

You can find the LOVE OF LEAVES BUNDLE on page 49 in Stampin' Up!'s MINI CATALOG.  It is perfect for this time of year!!!  The bundle includes the Love of Leaves stamp set and the Stitched Leaves Dies.  You can find another card using this stamp set HERE.

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