If you are a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator like me, you got access to the Holiday Catalog EARLY!! If you’d like to become a Paper Diva and in turn a Happy Shopper, sign up and pay $99 for a $125 kit filled with your choice of Stampin’ UP! Products! No penalties. No tricks. Just Happy Shopping!

I used products from this catalog to make the Calendar months September through December…I LOVE these products! After the calendar is finished, you can turn this into a card by cutting the days off and attach to a card base! Dual purpose!!!

September Calendar & Stand


  • HC – Holiday Catalog
  • AC – Annual Catalog

Sneak Peeks

September – Holiday Catalog

  1. To highlight the gorgeous NEW Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I used a piece of the Copper Foil Sheets and dry embossed through the Big Shot.
  2. I used a wee piece of the Joyous Noel 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper in Copper behind a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped harvest using Early Espresso Classic Ink. Notice that the word harvest is cut from the Falling For Leaves stamp set. I just wanted the singular word harvest, so I carefully trimmed it from harvest of thanks. I can put it back together to stamp the entire sentiment.
  3. I used Early Espresso Card Stock, stamped the gorgeous center leaf from the Falling for Leaves stamp set and die cut with the coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies. (10% savings when you purchase the bundle)
  4. Using Early Expresso Card Stock, die cut the detailed leaf using the Big Shot.
  5. Position the leaves on top of the copper foil sheet, add a little Multi-Purpose Tombo Glue sparingly under the leaves. Using a Paper Piercing Tool and the Stampin’ Pierce Mat, pierce a hole through the center leaf and insert one of the Metallic Brads (AC p198).  You can also use the NEW Take Your Pick Tool (HC).
  6. Attach the copper foil sheet to a calendar base. Afterward, remember to attach the top part to a card and send! OR, you can create a sampler for your wall.

Ready for a close up!

October – Holiday Catalog –  Toil & Trouble Suite, Aren’t they just the cutest?

  1. I used the Stamparatus and placed the cute witch, broom, cat and sentiment Trick or Treat from the stamp set Cauldron Bubble on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.  Be sure to place far enough apart so that you can die cut the entire piece. I used Stampin’ Blends with this project so I stamped with Memento Ink. Be sure to let the ink dry completely before using Blends on the paper.
  2. Use your choice of Stampin’ Blends colors. 
  3. After coloring with the Blends, die cut the entire piece. The sentiment is punched using the 1″ circle punch.
  4. The background piece is from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. I love the ghosts but the back side is equally adorable in a purple stripe. 
  5. Die cut the spider web from the NEW Black Foil Sheets, these are shiny and look a little like rubber. Hmmm…can’t wait to use them for other things.
  6. Just to be cute…stamp the frog over the 31st!
  7. Adhere the broom using Multi-Purpose Tombo Glue and make it look like the cute witch is sweeping.
    1. Adhere the witch, cat and sentiment using both sizes of Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    2. Adhere the spider web using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (AC p213). After opening the sheet, place the web on the adhesive part and close the top sheet over. Gently, and I mean gently, apply a wee bit of pressure to activate the adhesive. Attach to the DSP using Multipurpose Tombo Glue.


November rolls in with softness.

November – Holiday Catalog – Country Lane Suite

  1. Using the NEW Country Home stamp set, stamp the pitcher using Memento Black. *Disclaimer, I used my retired Archival Grey Ink. I used Shimmery White Cardstock as the base.
  2. The fall flower arrangement stamp fits on top of the pitcher perfectly so be sure to squeeze it in close to the top.
  3. Color using your choice of Stampin’ Blends. Notice that I am not telling you exactly what colors to use? Feel free to use your choice of colors for these fall flowers. 
  4. If you are in the United States, stamp THANKS over the Thanksgiving Date.
  5. I used the Embossing Buddy over the paper, then stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and followed with Copper Embossing Powder (AC p202).
  6. I felt that it looked empty so I added a bow made with the 1/4″ Copper Trim (AC p200).
  7. Attach this finished project to a calendar or a card.



Oh my goodness but the Santa’s Workshop Suite is sure to be a keeper! I love love everything in it!!!  From the Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Enamel Shapes, everything is adorable!! So much of the DSP is textured with a soft fuzzy material…I just want to keep touching it. On to how I made this piece…

  1. I used the stripe background…wait till you touch it!
  2. I positioned Santa, Mrs. Claus and the sign on the Stamparatus, if you don’t have one…get it NOW in August while you can earn $5 for every $50 spent. I stamped these with Mento and used Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the images.
  3. Stamp North Pole on the sign. 
  4. Stamp the sentiment using Real Red or Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad and punch with a Layering Ovals Framelit or other framelit of your choice or a circle punch or any punch! Your choice.
  5. Attach the sign using MultiPurpose Tombo Glue, use both sizes of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of Santa & Mrs. Claus and attach to the card.
  6. I used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and Palette Knives over the hat, beard, sentiment and the North Pole Sign. 
  7. Using the present stamp, ink the small present using a Stampin’ Write Marker and stamp the 25th.
  8. Attach to the card base using Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Tombo Glue.


That completes the last four months of the calendar. I offer calendar classes in my studio and I will be offering an ON LINE class starting in December. Sign up for my Newsletter and more information will be forthcoming.

If you don’t have a Demonstrator–I would love to be yours! 

Listed in the Order of Appearance 

Most items are from the New Holiday Catalog and will be available to order September 5th, 2018

I haven’t listed the BLENDS or the STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKER’s here because the list would be extensive. Purchase ALL of the BLENDS, you’ll love them. I also have ALL of the markers but you could just purchase your favorites. Remember, if you want a 20% Discount on every order you place, join my Paper Diva’s Team as a Happy Shopper. There’s no obligation to have classes or participate in anything but you’ll enjoy the perks of being on my team. Ask me how? 

Price: $110.00