Fall Preview of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

My Sunday truly was a FUNday this weekend! I attended my up-up-lines Fall Preview Party where everyone brought a sample card for us to CASE, using items from the soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalog! (( AUGUST 28th, people!! ))
**Photo Heavy Post - lots of cards, my designs are at the end! Keeeep reading! Please and Thank You!

My two cards and some of the awesome cards I got to make! 
The idea of the party is that each Demo designs a card using Holiday Catalog items, then packs a shoe-box with the inks, stamps, embossing folders, punches and/or framelits for the card - everything but the paper & embellishments, basically. We bring our paper and tools, then we swap boxes and make the cards! Its nice because you get to use sets you maybe didn't get (yet;) and we try to swap and share DSP or embellishments so everyone can go home with a sample. I love that we can make these ourselves, being free to change up or follow the sample closely.

These are the cards I made, sticking to the provided samples:

Our hostess Bev has an amazing craft room, its chock full of inspiration!! These are the cards she designed for us.The wreath card is made by punching the snowflake from tissue paper, folding it in half, and adhering it to a circle die cut from the Circle Framelits.
Fall Fest Bundle 137628 (stamps and framelits) with
Happy Halloween from Making Spirits Bright 135806
Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies 135855 and On Point Embossing Folder 135876
The red Pearls are made by coloring white pearls with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities 
 You can visit Bev's blog Stampin' All Day with Bev HERE

This next card is by my Upline Julie Douglas, I love the stars on the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper! This is a very detailed card, but the finished product is just adorable!!
Motley Monsters DSP 135819 and Fall Fest Bundle (stamps and framleits) 137628
You can visit Julie's blog Stamp Your Dream HERE

This beautiful card was designed for us by Kim Molesworth. I love the color scheme from the DSP All is Calm. And the Tree punch is going to be awesome!!
All is Calm DSP 135823 Festival of Trees Bundle (stamps and punch) 135859
You can see more of Kim's work HERE

These two cards were designed for us by Lorraine Toll. Very colorful and festive! 
Filagree Frame Embossing Folder 135818, Festival of Trees Bundle (stamps and punch) 135059

Four Feathers Bundle (stamps and framelits) 137630,
Color Me Autumn Washi Tape 135842, Holiday Invitation 135074

You can see more of Lorraines work HERE

This card was created for us by Cary Farruggia. It uses the new heavy weight Under the Tree DSP for the background. Spooky!! 
Under the Tree DSP 135825, Lucky Stars embossing folder 135817,
and Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set 135125
Visit Cary's blog Cary's On Your CASE HERE

These two cards are mine! I made them using the Motley Monster Designer Series Paper, which I bought on a whim JUST SO I COULD MAKE THE CUTE FRAME on page 44 of the catalog!! :-) But, I also made these cards to share, because when I got the paper in my hands, I was pleased to see how it works for Halloween, but ALSO how well it works for Fall and Autumn cards! This is great, because I find that I don't really do all that much for Halloween OR Thanksgiving, so having one pack of paper that works for both is pretty cool! The wood grain pattern is great for masculine cards, the bermuda bay Star pattern is just stinkin' cute, and its one of those rare packs where I actually like EVERY pattern! #Winning!!  Ok. So on to the cards!! :-)) 

Motley Monsters DSP 135819, Good Greetings Hostess Exclusive
I did two cards with basically the same layout, but used different patterns to show the Halloween/Fall possibilities. The Good Greetings set will work for almost every holiday in the year, and a few other cards! Great set!!
Motley Monsters DSP 135819, Good Greetings Hostess Exclusive

I really enjoyed getting together with everyone, its one of the things at the top of the "Why I Love Stampin'!" list!! The theme of the new catalog is also getting together - Gatherings. I love that there are so many products and projects to use for family gatherings - if its putting together treats for the kids class for Halloween, making a Boo-tiful wreath for your door with friends, or making a Thankful Countdown calendar, setting the most grateful Thanksgiving table for family and friends. Then there are the Winter projects!!! You won't want to miss the gift box making, wrapping ideas to make you squeal in delight, and then... The Christmas Cards... You will want to make at least 100 to give out, they are just so cheerful and happy!! (The Dancin' Santa's?? Bwahahaha!!) 

Get ready to shop this Thursday!!! 
Happy Crafting!

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