Winter Wonder Swap Card

The fourth of my 4 Holiday catalog swap cards uses the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.  This is a fairly simple card with a lot of impact.  The photo doesn't do the card justice.


The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.  As I've stated before, I love heat embossing!  It makes everything look so elegant!

All of the details and printable instructions are available here

The Holiday Catalog is filled with some really awesome stamp sets, paper, dies, punches, ribbon and embossing folders.  Be sure and check it out!


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Quilted Christmas Swap with Removable Ornament

The third of my Holiday Catalog swaps features the Quilted Christmas Suite found on pages 4-5 in the Holiday Catalog.  I wanted some thing I could easily make and yet be special so I decided to make a removable ornament to go on the front.  The Quilted Christmas Designer Paper made it easy since it had the quilt stars with 4 of them per sheet and came in both red and green stars. I cut them out using the Quilt Builder framelit dies.



After I took the photo, I decided it need something more so I added white gel pen strokes around all the stitched areas of the star.  It make it really jump out.  The ornament has a red star on the backside.

You can get all the details and printable instructions here

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Holiday Catalog Now LIVE!

You can now order from the new Holiday Catalog!  It is full of wonderful and fun stamps, paper, dies, ribbon and punches!  I know you'll love it just like I do!


Still need a catalog?  Just click on "Request a Catalog" above and I'll send you one!  In the meantime, here is a link to the catalog online but there is nothing like having a hard copy in your hands to flip through!

Have a huge wish list?  There are several ways to get free stuff!  

*If your order is above $99, why not join Stampin' Up! and get to choose $125 worth of product!  You'll then get to save 20% off any future purchase!  I'd love to have you on my team!  Get more information or join the fun here.  

*Use my host code SMXTKF9W if your order is below $150 and be entered to win free things from me!

*Have a really large order?  Stampin' Up! has a new and exclusive host stamp set available during September and October for orders above $300.  Can't do that by yourself?  You could host a party (either in person or online); have a catalog party and have your friends order through your very own host code (I'm happy to set you up with one!), or just get together with some of your friends or family to place an order of at least $300 in product!  Let me show you how!

Here's the special stamp set available during this promotion


This is a two-step stamp set and is really cute.  Here is a video that Stampin' Up! has put out about this set.  This set will go away at the end of October so don't delay if you'd like to get this one!

Merry Music Swap Card

This is the second of my 4 Holiday Swap cards.  I love how this card turned out!  Christmas carols are my favorite music so using the new Merry Music Designer Paper was just perfect!




The sentiment is from the new Night in Bethlehem stamp set and is heat embossed by stamping in Basic Black archival ink and immediately covering with clear embossing powder and then heat set.


I just love the look of heat embossing!

You can get all the details and printable instructions here


JUST A REMINDER:  If you earned a Bonus coupon you have only until the end of August to redeem that coupon!  Don't miss out on getting what you earned!


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Year of Cheer/Swirly Snowflake Swap Card

I am involved in several swaps featuring the new Holiday Catalog.  For one, I chose to make this card



I love snowflakes!  At first I wasn't sure about combining the gold and silver but the paper made that decision for me!  The paper in this Year of Cheer Designer Paper is gorgous!  The dies in the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies are beautiful and create some stunning die cuts!  The Foil Snowflakes come in both gold and silver and I first tried using the silver one with silver foil but thought the gold was a better fit.  

The sentiment is heat-embossed in silver (I was hooked on Stampin' Up! by attending a party where we did heat embossing--it was magic!)

Don't neglect the inside either!  I heat embossed the snowflake from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set


I did not add a sentiment to the inside but will do so before I mail them out.  For swaps, I left them plain.

Details and printable instructions can be found here.  At first glance they seem really time-consuming but they really go together pretty fast.  And although this card uses a lot of different products, you can experiment with what you have to create your own special card!

Happy Stamping!  If you are placing an order under $150, please use my Host Code SMXTKF9W  good until September 21 and you'll be entered to win extra goodies!  

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New Host Code

I have a new Host Code for August 21-September 21.  Use if your order is below $150 and I'll enter you into a drawing to win FREE prizes!  



Bonus Coupons

Did you earn a Bonus Days Coupon in July?  If so, now is the time to redeem those coupons!  Don't let those coupons expire!



NEW Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack!  Supplies are limited so don't delay if you want to save up to 60% on these items!  Shop 24/7 at


Candle Border Punch
Blossom Bunch Punch
Acorn Builder Punch
Balloon Framelits Dies