It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . time for the holiday catalog!  It’s always fun to see all the new items and start planning for the holidays.  The Holiday catalog items are available for purchase beginning today, September 5th!  Which item(s) started your creative juices flowing?  Well, here’s today’s card, yep, I skipped Fall and went straight into Christmas BUT I also have fall and Halloween cards to share with you in future blog posts.

Merry Christmas to All Christmas Card in Merry Merlot cardstock

Merry Christmas to All Christmas Card in Merry Merlot cardstock

This is a simple card and I think it came together in less than 5 minutes.  The Merry Christmas to All stamp set and bundle is simply gorgeous!  I love the fonts and swirls work perfectly with the new Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Here’s a short video showcasing a few of the many holiday items in the Holiday catalog.  Link to video.


  • Card base:  Merry Merlot cardstock: 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and another piece: 5 1/4″ X 4″
  • Scrap Piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp the sentiment.(Use the 2nd to the largest oval to cut out the sentiment. If you use the largest oval there is no coordinating scalloped oval so you won’t have the  scalloped gold oval backing the sentiment.)
  • Scrap Piece of Gold Foil cardstock to cut out a scalloped layer behind the sentiment. (it’s the largest scalloped die in the set.)
  • Attach a piece of the Gold Mini Sequin trim behind the sentiment oval with regular transparent tape.
  • Attach the oval with Stampin Dimensionals to the Merry Merlot layer (embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.)
  • Adhere 3 gold sequin stars from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Use this month’s HOST CODE  YW2AAGTW to receive a free gift with any $35 (before tax & shipping) order, if your order is $150 or more before sales tax and shipping don’t use the HOST CODE so you can receive your Host Rewards AND get your free gift from me!

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If you earned $5 (or more) Bonus Codes in August you can start to redeem them now.  Make sure you scroll down towards the bottom and find the big Bonus Code graphic which includes instructions on how to redeem your codes.  If you have need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me, I’ll be happy to assist you.  Bonus Codes expire on Sept 30, 18.

Paper Pumpkin News:  If you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber the September kit has a Halloween theme (see the graphic in the next paragraph.)  The hints on Facebook are that your September kit will include all the supplies to make 24 items.  I’m not sure if that’s 3D items or 24 cards??  I don’t know – it’s always a surprise all inclusive kit.  IF you don’t have use for Halloween items you can easily contact Paper Pumpkin by phone to suspend your subscription for September or you can also suspend on by Sept 10, 2018.  I hope you know that you have the option to suspend or cancel your subscription at ANY time.  BUT, if you’re NOT a subscriber and would love the try it  for some awesome Halloween projects, you need to subscribe by September 10th!  It’s only $20 per month and that includes the cost of shipping the kits.

SEPTEMBER – Here’s an opportunity to earn some beautiful, exclusive Designer Series Paper!  The details:

For a limited time, get FREE Designer Series Paper when you host a party with $250 in sales or YOU place a minimum $250 order. You’ll receive this exclusive paper in addition to the fabulous Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a Stampin’ Up! party or place a personal order in a qualifying amount. Please note: This gorgeous paper is exclusive to the host promotion and won’t be available after the last day of September 2018. • SEPTEMBER 1–30 • CONTACT ME TO LEARN MORE LIMIT 1 PER QUALIFYING ORDER ITEM NUMBER 149903 *In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 USD (before shipping and handling)

Wow! Lots of information about new products, new promotions & bonus codes.  I hope you’re heads not hurting – I just don’t want you to miss out on the opportunities for creative FUN!

Are you looking for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  I would love to be yours!  Contact me to get copies of the current catalogs.

Inky hugs,

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