Here is a sneak peak of the Beauty & Joy stamp set from the new Holiday Catalog.  This set will be available to you on Wednesday September 4th when the catalog goes live.  I love stamp sets that are versatile and can be used for many occasions and this is one of them.  With this set, the images give you the option to make a Thanksgiving, Birthday, Sympathy, Get Well, Thinking of You, Just Because and even a Christmas card.  There are so many possibilities with this set.  

I chose to make it a Thanksgiving card and used Soft Suede as my base along with Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla for my layers with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The color I chose for the pot and the branch is Crumb Cake and because this is a DistINKtive stamp set, it appears shaded in areas to give it a 3D effect..  I love the look of the DisINKtive stamps because the images look real.

I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Old Olive to color the leaves and added 3 of the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels to jazz it up.  The greeting was stamped in Soft Suede on a scrap piece of pumpkin pie.  I hand cut around the image and attached it to the card with multipurpose liquid glue and a mini stampin’ dimensional on the part that attaches to the frame.  The reason for just one mini dimensional is because I used the regular size dimensionals to pop up the Very Vanilla image piece and I just wanted to level it off as it touched the edge of the frame. 

The inside is very simple with just a sentiment from the Country Home stamp set.  I took a piece of the pumpkin pie cardstock and ran it through the layered leaves embossing folder so that it would coordinate with the front of the card.  I’m happy with the way it turned out and I love the fall colors that I chose. 


  • Soft Suede Base – 4 1/2″ x 11″ scored a 5 1/2″
  • Pumpkin Pie Layer – 4″ X 5 1/4″  (Emboss with Layered Leaves Embossing Folder)
  • Soft Suede or the Frame – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (I used my #5 and #6  stitched rectangle dies) I numbered my dies smallest to largest
  • Very Vanilla Front Layer – 3″ x 4 ” (I used the #4 stitched rectangle die)
  • Very Vanilla Inside Layer – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scrap of Pumpkin Pie for the sentiment on the front
  • Pumpkin Pie for Inside – 3/4″ x 4″  (Emboss with Layered Leaves Embossing Folder)

You can purchase the products used to create this project by clicking the images below ↓  with the exception of the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set and the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels which will be available to you on Wednesday 9/4.  For all other Stampin’ Up! products, click here and you will be directed to my online store.  Thank you!


September Customer Appreciation
This month the customer appreciation is all about fall and Halloween and was created by my teammate Michele Wright,  She chose to feature 3 fall cards, 3 Halloween cards and Halloween Coffin gift box.  The PDF includes all the instructions and supplies needed to create all 7 projects.
To quality for a copy of the PDF all you need to do is place an order for $40 or more BEFORE tax and shipping in my online store and use Hostess Code QHFDCGNT and I will send you the PDF via email within 48 hours of your order.  Just remember to use Hostess Code QHFDCGNT to quality.  However, if your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code and you will get all the rewards AND, I will still send you the PDF. 
Thank you for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting!

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