Border Buddy Saturday - Candy Cane Lane Sneak Peek!

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week. 

It's almost time for the launch of the Holiday Catalogue (you can order on September 1st!) so today I wanted to bring you some sneak peeks of one of my favourite "suites" of products called Candy Cane Lane.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

The Candy Cane Lane suite includes stamps, designer series paper and fabulous embellishments.  This cute little gingerbread man is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  I love it when product is bundled because when you buy them together you save 10% off the price!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set gingerbread man

Isn't he adorable?! I coloured two of our small pearls with a black sharpie for the eyes.  The bow tie is stamped and punched out so no fussy cutting.  The santa hat is punched out using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch, another new product!

I used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape to finish off the card. Here's the colour palette of the products:

Patsy & I are featuring this adorable stamp set, punch and products in our Border Buddy Cards during September.  Would you like to receive one of our cards in the mail? Read all about our program here!

Here some other sneak peek cards made using these great new products:

Candy Cane Lane Suite

The catalogue will be posted on our blogs on September 1st so make sure to check back then.    Let me know what your favourite new product is from the catalogue in the comments - it will be hard to pick.

Want Stamps?

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       or click here to order from Patsy in the US

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Just in CASE - Watercolor Wings pg 68

Have you ever said I don't mind fixing supper I just never know what to make?  Getting ready for a blog post can sometimes feel like that.  I love stamping and sharing but sometimes I just don't  know what to stamp, that is why I love Thursdays and our Just in CASE series I know what to make. 

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Card on Left page 68 - Card on Right the CASE

Today's card is CASEd from page 68 in the 2016-2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. It is almost an exact CASE except I changed the colors.  

Just in CASE Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Butterflies Thinlits

The cards in the catalog are created by the concept artists at Stampin' Up!  I once said to my husband when I received a card from Stampin' Up! "I wonder what it would be like to get paid to stamp cards all day".  He gave me a puzzled look and said "You have a job like that!" I laughed and said "yes I do don't I  and it's great.  

I never thought my hobby would become my business and career - I do love it and am thankful everyday for the opportunity to share my love of stamping with you.   

I always love to have new members of my team so if you ever thought you might like to stamp for a living don't hesitate to email me - I would love to chat.   

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You can download a FREE tutorial for this card along with a complete list of supplies. 

Download Free Tutorial Just in CASE Watercolor Wings pg 68

Thanks so much for stopping by and I love to hear from you feel free to leave me a message just click here!

Click Here to hop on over to Alison's Blog and see what card she CASED this week. 

The Winner of my drawing for readers who commented on August 18 post is Patti Moffett!  Congratulations Patti you will receive the card I CASED and shared on my post along with 2 additional cards and envelopes.  Thanks for commenting it means so much!

Fun Fold Card - Book Fold Stamping Technique

Today's card is using a fun fold called the Book Fold.  I guess because it looks like a book inside when you open it.  

Book Fold Card using Stampin' Up Birthday Fiesta & Fiesta Times Framelits Birthday Card with Pinata

This is the inside of the card.  I love the bright colors and the little Lama guy has the most amazing smile.  It might be a little hard to notice the Piñata hanging from the top of the center fold.  

I stamped the cards using my favorite stamp set (right now) called the Birthday Fiesta, Fiesta Time Framelits and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. 

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My color palette was Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise


Because it would take to long to write out the directions and often times seeing is best I created a stamping video tutorial showing you how to make this card.


Click the Video Above or Here to view

Stampin Up Birthday Fiesta and Fiesta Times Framelits Birthday Card

This is the front of the card and what a surprise when they open it up.  While ever birthday card I send is not this many steps, once in a while it is just fun to go all out.  I saw this cute little Piñata idea on pinterest.  Love all the inspiration there is there. 

Now that I think about it I should have made this card into an anniversary card.  Tom and I are celebrating 41 years today!  

Here are the supplies used to create this card. 


Price: $110.00


Best Birds Stamp Set and Coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday Patsy Here!

I know there are lots of sneak peeks for the Holiday Catalog, but we have not had enough time to share all the awesome things from the 2016 Annual Catalog yet!  It is filled with so many amazing stamp sets and coordinating framelits

The Best Birds stamp set and coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits is one of the stamp sets featured in our Border Buddies August PDF Tutorial.  Our PDF Tutorial is filled with images, supply list, measurements and instructions to complete 8 different cards.  Four cards using the Best of Birds stamp set and four cards using the Jars of Love stamp set.  

Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 2

Once I started using this set I just didn't want to stop.  I stamped the branch and flowers with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and water colored with my ink refills and Aqua Painters.  I then cut them out with the Big Shot and Birds & Blooms Thinlits.

  Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 3

Doesn't the bird look great sitting on the branch surrounded by the scallop circle?  The scallop circle is from the Stampin' Up! Layering Circles Framelits.  At first I didn't think I needed these as I have circles - but I LOVE the scallop edge on half of the framelits.  

Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 4

The flower centers are the Stampin' Up! White Perfect Accents and I added two in the lower right hand corner to finish off the card. 

Today's Color Palette...