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August 2016

Holiday Catalog Kick Off with Pretty Pines, Jolly Friends & Star of Light

Pretty Pines Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

The 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog starts today!  There are so many beautiful and fun things.  It's hard to know where to begin to share.  Let's start with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and the Tin of Tags Stamp Set and then we will continue on with the Jolly Friends stamp set and Jolly Hat Builder Punch and finish up with the gorgeous Star of Light Stamp Set.  

2016 Holiday Catalog Stampin' Up!

Let's talk about the Holiday Catalog first, then I'll share my Holiday Catalog Kick Off Projects.

All of my customers should have received their copy of the Holiday Catalog by now.  If you did not, CONTACT ME and I'll get your copy to you right away.  If you are not a Stamping Country yet but would like to be, I would be happy to send you a Holiday Catalog too.  Simply click the contact me above to request your catalog.

2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

September 1, 2016 - January 3, 2017

Catalog PDF

Pretty Pines Stampin' Up!


At first glance the Pretty Pines are a beautiful set of thinlits for making Pines and Pine Cones, but they are so much more than that.  I simply cut the rounded leaves and dotted them with pearls to create mistletoe.  And that pretty gold bow is also from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  The Gold Embossed "This is For You" is a stamp from the Tin of tags stamp set.

Pretty Pines Gift Bag

To fashion pinecones, I cut different pinecones and layers with the Perfect Pines Thinlits and yummy Copper Foil Paper and Chocolate Chip Card Stock.  There are 3 different size pine branches making easy to cluster them together for a lush look.

My Gift bag was made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.  I added a layer of Dynamic Cable Knit Embossing for added texture.  

I embossed tag with new Copper Embossing Powder.  Tags from both packages were cut with the Tags & Labels Thinlits Dies.


Mistletoe Gift Box

Have you tried the Clear Tiny Treat boxes yet?  They are fabulous.  For my mistletoe Gift Box I filled one with green mint M&Ms.  You get 16 clear boxes in each packages, so you will be able to make lots of gift packages.

Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane

Who can resist a moose in sunglasses?  Seriously, he is so stinkin' cute and he has friends (Jolly Friends stamp set) and a coordinating Jolly Hat Builder Punch.  The delicious red ribbon, Washi Tape and beautiful designer paper as all from the incredibly sweet Candy Cane Lane Suite.  I made the box with the Gift Box Punch Board.

Jolly Friends Candy Cane Lane

This was a fun card for the "thanks for being you" stamp from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  All the the stamps in the Jolly Friends Stamp set are uniquely cute.  And you can deck them out in different hats, scarves and glasses.

Star of Light Stampin' Up!

Looking for gorgeous with a message?  The Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Starlight Thinlits Dies are for you.  Bundle them and save 10%, then get started on endless beautiful and meaningful holiday projects.

Star of Light

The Holiday Catalog is also chuck-full of must have accessories such as the beautiful Fancy Frost Sequins used on this Star of Light Card.  I've barely scratched the surface of all the amazing new playthings in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

 Today's Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog projects were my first submissions as a new member of the Stampin' Up! Creative Crew Design Team on Splitcoast Stampers.  Stop by to see all the September Creative Crew Projects.


September Hostess Code is H3TUFMBE 


Special Offers Promotion

September 1-21, 2016


Have a fabulous day,


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Swirly Scribbles Pumpkin

Swirly Scribbles Pumpkin

Hello Friends,

Tomorrow night we will make our annual trip to the county fair to watch the Rough Trucks, see the animals and eat fair food.  We'll catch up on all the latest news as bump into lots of our old friends gathered in one place.  That also means that autumn is quickly approaching and autumn makes me think of pumpkins.  

Then, I thought of the ever useful Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies for making a trendy looking pumpkin.  My background panels were made with product from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog-Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper and the Cable Knit Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.

Swirly Scribbles Pumpkin Stampin' Up!

The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies strike again.  This time they are a pumpkin.  I removed a few of the cut-outs, but left most of the in place.  Next, I unraveled a few lengths of the new Kraft Rope Trim from the Holiday Catalog.  The Kraft Rope Trim comes in a huge 15 Yard roll for making endless projects.


 The Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates a fabulous 3-D Look.  It's a first for Stampin' Up! and relatively new to the Crafting Industry.  Believe it or not, you get an embossed and debossed look from one folder.

The Paper Players

Today's card sketch is compliments of The Paper Players.


Acorny Thank You Stampin' Up!

The Acorny Thank You stamp set provided both the sentiments and the acorns.  Acorny Thank You was first introduced in last year's Holiday Catalog along with the Acorn Punch.  It was wildly popular and carried through to the "big catalog".

What do you think?  Are you ready for autumn?  Are you ready for the launch of the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog?  It all happens tomorrow, starting at 2 AM Mountains time.


Stampin' Up! Bonus Coupons Expire Today, August 31

 If you earned Stampin' Up! Bonus Coupons last month, you need to redeem your coupons today. 

Last Day

Today is the last day to scoop up the gorgeous, Limited-Time Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

 Check Out the Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches Pinterest Boards

August Hostess Code is FGMMDVAR


Have a fabulous day,


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Foxy Friends Diaper Cake by Guest Designer Julie Feicht

Foxy Friends Diaper Cake Julie's 2 Cute Creations

Today's Foxy Friends Diaper Cake for Baby was created by my talented Daughter-In-Law, Julie.  She calls it her Woodland Animals Diaper Cake.  See it at Julie's 2 Cute Creations.


Foxy Friends Julie's 2 Cute Creations

A Big thanks to Julie for being my Guest Designer today at Stamping Country.  Love her creative use of the Fox & Friends Bundle.  

  Fox hat for baby Julie's 2 Cute Creations

Julie makes amazing diaper cakes, but her adorable, original baby hats really are too stinkin' cute.

Foxy Friends Diaper Julie Feicht

If you are looking for an over the top cute Diaper Cake for a Baby Shower be sure to

visit Julie's 2 Cute Creations.


Stampin' Up! Bonus Coupons Expire August 31, 2016

With the end of August approaching.  If you earned Stampin' Up! Bonus Coupons last month, you need to redeem your coupons by August 31, 2016. 


August Hostess Code is FGMMDVAR


Have a fabulous day,



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