Holiday Mini Catalog 2009

Decor Elements Blocks from Stampin' Up!

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I got this really cool idea from Melissa B. in my downline... cover the Stampin' Up! Decor Elements blocks with photos!!!!  It becomes a REALLY COOL PUZZLE!!! 

This is for my dear brother - {{you know... one who has everything... so you have to come up with creative ideas... ya, that one...}}  so I took HIS photos and printed them at home, cut them into 3x3 squares and applied them to our Decor Elements blocks (holiday mini catalog, pg 30) using the Stampin' Up! Glue Sticks.  Voila... hopefully a very unique gift that he'll enjoy displaying in his home. (I used my Epson R1900 wide format printer).

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There are 6 different scenes.. I think he'll enjoy discovering them all and displaying his gift.

ORDERING INFO for the blocks - you'll need 3 sets if you want to make this 9 block puzzle:

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Is it Christmas yet?

Oh wait.. it's not even Halloween yet... but.. with all the GREAT NEW PRODUCTS in the Stampin' Up! HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG I just had to play with some Christmas ideas that were floating around in my head!!   Enjoy!

SUPPLIES FOR CARD BELOW: Christmas Cocoa DSP (item 116770, pg 21 mini catalog), Grateful greetings (item 116511, pg 8 holiday mini), Delightful Decorations (item 116517, pg 24 holiday mini), Ornament Punch (item 116794, pg 25 mini catalog), Build a Brad (item 109128, pg 179 regular catalog), Friends 24-7 (item 113218, pg 100 regular catalog), Real Red cardstock and ink, Always Artichoke ink, Whisper White Organza ribbon (item 114319, pg 183 regular catalog).

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SUPPLIES FOR 4x4 CARD BELOW: Christmas Cocoa DSP (item 116770, pg 21 mini catalog), Delightful Decorations (item 116517, pg 24 holiday mini), Ornament Punch (item 116794, pg 25 mini catalog),  Merry & Bright rubons (item 116801, pg 25 mini catalog), Real Red cardstock, Mistletoe ribbon (item 116792, mini catalog), Real Red polkadot grosgrain ribbon (item 115608, regular catalog)

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Samples with Embossing Folders and Frames

YESTERDAY I posted this technique and tutorial which you have all enjoyed thoroughly!! :) and today I have a couple more samples for you...

this sample uses the RECTANGLE frame with the Petal's a Plenty Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

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and this one uses the OVAL frame with the Petal's a Plenty Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

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For the sample above, I've sponged on some FROST WHITE SHIMMER PAINT (pg 27 in the Holiday Mini Catalog, item 116854, $5.95) - it's beautifully shimmery in person!

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SEE THIS POST for the tutorial for the oval and rectangular frame cards.


I will send a FREE WOOD FRAME TEMPLATE to the next 3 customers who place an ON LINE ORDER through my website (HERE) of $50 or more and include at least ONE Impressions Embossing Folder!

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Sweet Treat Cups are COMING!

I"m so excited.. tomorrow is the day that all of my customers can order from the FABULOUS NEW Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!!  In my 15 years with Stampin' Up!, I can honestly say THIS is the MOST exciting mini catalog EVER !!! :) :)  Way to go SU! !! :)

I love this new set called Sweet Centers and the coordinating little 'sweet treat' cups - and what a bargain.. only $2.95 for a DOZEN little cups!  Order yours tomorrow from the Holiday Mini catalog!

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Using the 1-3/4" circle punch, just punch a hole in your card and insert the cup and some treats! 

Here are 3 samples using a few of the stamps in the Sweet Centers set.

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More samples to follow this week!! 

If you have not received your copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog yet, you can check on line on my blog tomorrow, Sept. 1st, and also let me know... I can get one in the mail to you this week if yours did not arrive from Stampin' Up! yet.

Quick Reminder.. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator with the fabulous $85 Starter Kit featuring the NEW IN COLORS!!   CLICK HERE for info!

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NEW Petals a Plenty Impressions Folder from Stampin' Up!

I am sooooooo excited about the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!   It was released to demonstrators in August and will be available to customers on September 1st - THAT'S NEXT WEEK!!  :)

As a demonstrator I have been enjoying playing with the new goodies from the mini catalog for the last few weeks.  One of my favorite new products is the Petals a Plenty Impressions folder that I used on this card to make the embossed poinsettia flowers:


I also used: Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper, Merry & Bright Rubons, and the new Mistletoe ribbon! 

These items will be available for purchase on Tuesday!  Just think.. you could get a jump start on your Christmas cards in September! :)

My Customers should be receiving their mini catalog direct from Stampin' Up! sometime around Sept. 1.  If you have not rec'd yours by then, it will be available for viewing on line.  I know you'll want to see it! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Sweet Treats for Halloween!

I was working on some Halloween treats using our new "Sweet Centers" stamp set (coming soon in the Holiday Mini Catalog - Sept. 1) and the cute Sweet Treat cups... these are fun to work with!

All DSP comes from the Cast-A-Spell package, item 115677, pg 161

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Below: 4x4 card on Rich Razzleberry.  Ink: Pumpkin Pie

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Below: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Rich Razzleberry card. Ink: Pumpkin Pie

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Below: 4-1/4"x 5-1/2" Pumpkin Pie card.  Ink: rich Razzleberry

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Close up of the cup:

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The little clear cups in the center are called Sweet Treat Cups and work with our 1-3/4" circle punch.  Such a fun gifty idea!  Sweet Treats set and Sweet Treat cups available Sept. 1st!

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