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Seaside Bay Sneak Peek

Blog Hop-Trip AchieversWelcome to the December installment of Trip Achievers Blog Hop where Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world join up to inspire YOU with creative projects.  You are at Candy Rattray, and the full list of particiating demonstrators is at the bottom of this post. 



I have a January-April Catalog (aka Spring Catalog) sneak peek for you today from the gorgeous new By the Bay Suite.  It is so pretty and serene!  I love the calm colors and distinktive stamp set.  What is a distinktive stamp set?  It is a set of cling rubber stamps that create a 3D look with impressions and shades carved into the stamps themselves.  Seaside Bay is also a bundle--the dies cut out the stamped images plus there are some really awesome stand-alone dies like sea grass, gorgeous shells, and a shoreline.

I've listed and linked the annual catalog products below.  The Mini Catalog sneak peek products are as follows:

Seaside Bay stamp set (#160436)

By the Bay Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper (#160434)

Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls (#160449)

Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon (#160445)

This suite of products is super versatile and I can't wait to create more projects with it!  Now, hop on over to the next blog on the hop for more creative inspiraton, and thanks so much for stopping by!



Multi-Colored Stamped Image Technique

My weekly Facebook Live is like an online classroom, and I recently demonstrated the multi-colored stamped image rubberstamping technique.  It's a great technique for beginner stampers but also loved by avid crafters.

I used Olive Branch stamp set for this quick and easy rubberstamping technique which delivers great results.  Olive Branch is also my featured stamp set for my December Class by Mail.  There are just a few kits left--click here to see details. 





Click here for free downloadable Inspiration Sheet.

Beautifully Happy Card Idea Sneak Peek

Kylie & Bruno's Blog Hop

What a huge blessing to be part of the Bruno & Kylie Demonstrator Training Program.   I love the global community of demonstrators in this group, working to achieve our goals however small or large.  The training and support are invaluable, so if you are a demonstrator and need some help getting where you want to go, I highly recommend Bruno & Kylie's training. 

I have a classically pretty card to share with you today as my Thank You card.  My color palette is Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, and Garden Green for a soft, pretty look, and I used 3 Spring Mini Catalog items--from 2 different suites!!!-- to complement my stamped image: beautifullyhappystampinupsaleabration2023candyrattray

  • Delicate Desert Designer Paper (160521)--Delicate Desert Suite
  • Fine Shimmer Paper Pack (160428)--Fancy Flora Suite
  • Iridescent Pastel Gems (160429)--Fancy Flora Suite

My stamped image and greeting are from Beautifully Happy (160804), a Sale-a-Bration free stamp set (with a $100 order US beginning January 5th).  This is a 2-step stamp set which means you can create this image very quickly and easily.  I made a stack of these cards in a short amount of time--perfect for customer thank you's or a nice gift!

Please follow me on and for weekly live demonstrations and plenty of crafty inspiration!  Now, hop on over to the next blog for more paper crafting inspiration, and thanks so very much for stopping by!









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