Olive Branch Card Ideas


Who is ready to make some caring cards--those cards that express your love, care, and support???!!!  I've been making Christmas cards in abundance since July.  And while I am STILL making Christmas cards (I send out a lot:), I'm ready for a soft, soothing color palette with gorgeous images made with ease.

My December Class by Mail includes:

  • All prepared supplies for 5 unique cards with envelopes plus a gift card holder
  • 1/4 pkg. Vellum Basic Designs Paper (12 sheets of 6" x 6" printed vellum paper)
  • Full roll (10 yds) Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Full pkg. Festive Pearls (200 adhesive backed pearls in 4 colors
  • First class mail
  • pdf tutorials with color photos, step by step instructions, and supply lists

Registration closes Dec. 18th  and classes ship out by Dec. 23rd.  Click here for further information.


More Celebrate With Tags Card Ideas

celebratewithtagsstampinupcandyrattrayMy December Online Card Class features the awesome Celebrate With Tags Bundle.  I'm featuring it in my monthly Twist Club/Class as well.  Click here to see those Celebrate With Tags Card ideas--another 8!

I had so much FUN making these cards in my weekly Facebook Live.  Celebrations Tags dies are on sale (reduced from $39 to $23.40!!!) and are a must-have IMHO.  Here's why:

  • Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle
  • Small Banners
  • Gorgeous snowflake!
  • Tag die that folds
  • Tag/Gift Card Holder die
  • 2 Styles of Candles:  Stripes and Dots
  • Mitten and Balloon dies to be used with or without the stamps
  • Medium & Small fat hearts:)
  • Snow die

Celebrations Tags dies are perfect for cards as well as 3D projects, gift card holders, and tags. With the greatly reduced dies, purchase the dies and stamps separately to save even more than the bundle price.  Did I mention that Celebrate With Tags stamp set is carrying over???  IOW it will still be available thru the Spring:)

Check out my demonstration of the cards, and get the card packets for free with a $35 order thru Dec. 6th only.


Celebrate With Tags Card Ideas

Each month I create 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs with a twist, for my monthly Twist Club (card class by mail).  I had already planned to use Celebrate With Tags and was elated to see that the coordinating dies are on sale in a big way and that Celebrate With Tags stamp set is carrying over (IOW will continue to be available at least thru the Spring).

If you click on the video above you will see 8 awesome designs for Celebrate With Tags--it's a stellar cling rubber stamp set that has both useful images and versatile greetings.  That's the kind of stamp set I love!

For details of my Twist Club click here.  As long as you are subscribed by the 12th of each month you will get that month's class by mail with all the goodies.  My Twist Club brings you loads of value and rewards you for subscribing.  It's the easy button!  I've actually been running Cards With a Twist Class by Mail for several years.  Twist Club helps my regulars as they don't have to remember to register and never have to worry about missing a month.  I threw in some hefty goodies as a reward for their loyalty:)

Celebrations Tag Dies are a must-have set IMHO.  With a stellar gift card holder that can also double as a gift tag, a PERFECT tag die, plus stitched rectangle and circle and hearts, adorable snowflake, banners, and more we all NEED this set of dies!  The sale makes them a steal!

Head to my online store today.  Use my host code for gifts from me--I love to reward you for shopping with me!  My link has the host code embedded, but here it is for your information as well:  34D44XWH




Caroling Mice Card Ideas

carolingmicestampinupcandyrattrayCaroling Mice is such a cute stamp set, and I took it 2 very different directions for today's cards to showcase its awesome versatility.  The artwork is truly outstanding and perfect for those who enjoy a bit of coloring.

I like that you can take Caroling Mice to the cutesy side or to the elegant side.  There are no greetings in Caroling Mice, so just grab what you have to make the perfect wintry card or Christmas card.

Caroling Mice is a host exclusive stamp set in the July-December Mini Catalog.  Read about host rewards aka Stampin' Rewards here.  They begin with a $150 order--placed on your own or as a gathering of friends.

I featured both these designs at a local, in-person Christmas Card Class.  in fact, the class was an add-on class at my Creative Escape Summer Retreat. Creative Escape Retreats occur 4 times per year in San Antonio, TX at the Drury Inn Plaza Hotel, Stone Oak.  Check out details of my Creative Escape Winter Retreat here.  

The pink mouse card was designed by one of my very talented team members Elaine Nigh.  Although Elaine doesn't hold classes and such, she is one of my Studio Helpers and an integral part of my Creative Escape Retreats.  I think her card is adorable and I was thrilled to add it my class lineup!

Please follow me on https://www.youtube.com/@Sweetstamper and Facebook.com/sweetstamper for weekly live demonstrations and plenty of crafty inspiration!


Craft Retreat in San Antonio

Jan Retreat 2023 (2)

Join us for a whole weekend of crafting fun. Your retreat hosts, Candy Rattray and Cheryl Peery, bring all our stamps, inks, and tools so you can travel light.  We will spoil you all weekend with goodies, gifts, and TLC.  Our positive creative environment will fill your cup to overflowing!

$50 non-refundable deposit holds your place.  Early Bird Pricing ends Dec. 10th.  Tickets must be paid in full by that date for the $195 price. Regular pricing:  $220  

  1. Thursday Option:  Add an extra day and make it a 4-day weekend!
  2. New Option:  Saturday only day ticket, 8AM-8PM
  3. Option:  Retreat in a Box

 All Inclusive Friday-Sunday Ticket Includes:

  • Awesome goodie bag ($50 value!)
  • Daily spoiling gifts:)
  • Make & Takes
  • Exclusive Retreat Bag
  • Use of all our stamps and ink pads
  • Punch Station with a wide selection of punches
  • Die-Cutting station with 2 Die-Cutting machines plus lots of dies and folders
  • Scraps station with free scraps
  • Table space:  6-foot table for each person.  
  •  All activities are optional--but they are popular!
  •  Daily Challenge with prizes
  •  Prize Patrol all weekend
  •  Bingo on Saturday night!
  • Optional add-on classes for a deluxe weekend experience.
  • pdf tutorials for all the classes are sent to all retreat attendees:)
  •  Wi-Fi

Click here for complete information and plan to join us!  Creative Escape Winter Retreat is the perfect way to reward yourself after the busy holiday season!  Our retreat guests work on a wide range of crafts like diamond art, scrapbooking, needlework, junk journaling, and more.  Creative Escape offers you time and space to do what you love for a whole weekend in our positive, creative environment.  Try us out and discover why so many make these must-do events all year.  They are perfect mental health boosts!

Mark these dates for all my Creative Escape Retreat in 2023: