We had a fabulous time last weekend at the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza.  It was a relaxing, festive atmosphere and everyone enjoyed creative inspiration from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  Take a look at what we created...

A while ago, I shared a Sliding Easel Card.  Here's a variation on that card... a DOUBLE Sliding Easel Card!  That's double the fun!  This card folds flat for posting...

At the FYI Craft Show on the weekend, we taught two mini-classes at the Stampin' Up! stand.  The first was the Christmas Rose Z-Fold Card, which was so well received we had on-going requests for it!  We also made this sweet Mini Curvy Keepsake Box stamped with the check from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set, which was also in high demand.  Especially since they were filled with M&M's!

Have you seen fabulous, festive, floral products in the just-released Christmastime Is Here Suite?  This versatile product suite is perfect for Christmas projects and will be great for special occasions all year round!  This z-fold Christmas card shows off the elegant Christmas Rose stamp set, stunning Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the pretty Gold Glitter Enamel Dots...

Plaid, check, tartan... these traditional patterns in Christmas colours evoke a cozy, festive atmosphere and Stampin' Up! have captured this in the Wrapped in Plaid Suite. The centrepiece of this suite are the beautiful tartan designs in the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.  These 6" x 6" squares of joy are gorgeous in Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce. And did you see, it's called a "Specialty" Designer Series Paper? That means there's something special about it... it has pretty gold-foil accents threaded through the plaid patterns.  This gorgeous paper is the main feature of my Christmas card.

Have you seen the Nature's Beauty stamp set on the final page of the Holiday Catalogue? With every purchase of this beautiful stamp set in New Zealand, $4.50 is donated to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.  I've been playing with this beautiful stamp set, alongside the fabulous Pigment Sprinkles, and created these three thank you cards...

This beautiful Christmas card was designed by my friend and demonstrator, Paula, and I created it at a recent team gathering.  It was made using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch.  The inspiration for the colours on this card is from the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, which has pretty copper foil accents.

A "wrapped gift box" on the front of a greeting card is a popular design that is simple to recreate.  This "gift box" on the front of this card was created using the beautiful Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper and Mint Macaron 1/4" Textile Ribbon, finished with a wee tag made with the Delightful Day stamp set and coordinating Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  Oh, and this fun birthday card has a surprise-opening on the front...