CASEing Tuesday-Last of the Christmas Cards 2017

I hope you all had a great Christmas.   Here is this week’s CASEing Tuesday Card. 

It is based on the card shown on page 4 of the Holiday catalog.   

I made some changes in the colors and arrangement of the trees and banner but the design is basically the same.  The cards use the Bundle Christmas Quilt and several of the accessories shown on page 5 of the Holiday catalog.   They are:  Stitched Felt Embellishments, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the  Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.   This is a great set that can be used all year long. It is still available in my on-line store  

As always,  Happy Crafting 

Darlene Seitz, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator  


CASEing Tuesday Card for 12/19/2017

Here is this weeks card.   It is based off the card shown in the annual catalog on page 223 (top right corner).  I stayed pretty true to the design.  I used an old retired set but this could easily be made with the Good Tidings set still available from Stampin Up. I also used the two largest dies from the Lots of Labels framelits.  I can’t seem to stop making Christmas cards. 

Don’t forget to check out the retiring list and discounted items in my on-line store.   Also, the Clearance rack has been updated with new items.  Here is the link to my on-line store  

As always,  Happy Crafting,  

Darlene Seitz,  Independent Stampin Up demonstrator 



CASEing Tuesday Card for this week

  • Here is this weeks CASEing Tuesday Card.   I have used the Painted Harvest set and made the flowers into wreaths.  I used both flower stamps and used Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive as the color combinations.  Each wreath was stamped a little different using different layer combinations and color.  I also used Cherry Cobbler and the dot stamp that comes with the set as well as for the greeting wording.  I added small bows using twine.  The design was from the card in the Holiday Catalog on page 48, bottom left.  Here is the picture. 
  • There is still time to shop from the Holiday Catalog.   This set will not be retiring when the catalog sales period ends on January 2, 2018.  However don’t wait to order as it is a very versatile set that can be used all year long.  The link to my on-line store is
  • Also, the retiring items from the catalog (holiday) have been announced AND many are currently on sale.  Don’t miss out on these year end specials.  See my on-line store for details under Store.
  • Have a great week and Happy Crafting.
  • Darlene Seitz,  Independent Stampin Up demonstrator  
  • P.S. please use the Hostess Code which is YGVZSKCA if you place an order and you will receive a free gift.

Another Stampin Up CASEing Tuesday Card

So it’s Tuesday, as you know, so time for another CASEing Tuesday Card.  

This card is based on the card on page 27 of the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog (left side, blue).  I made it into a shaker card and added some layers.  I also used some October Paper Pumpkin materials.  Paper Pumpkin is so versatile that you can create many more items than the intended projects.  To order products used to create this card and many more, see my on-line store

Why not come and join us on the Facebook page CASEing Tuesday and see how you can create great cards based on those in the catalogs.

As always,  Happy Crafting

Darlene Seitz, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator 

Holiday Catalog–Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas

Stampin’ Up! has released their new catalog and I hope you are enjoying crafting with some of the new products.  Today, I will start a series of blogs on some of the individual products and/or suites.  For today, I will be showcasing the Carols of Christmas Bundle.


The set (see above) comes with a variety of stamps with big bold greeting.  The matching thinlits have some images that match the stamps and some that you can add to your stamped images.  You can make entirely different cards from this set without anyone knowing you used the same set.  You can also use the border die all year round.  It adds such a nice detail to your cards.   The card also adds the ornaments, which you can die cut, and some rhinestones and ribbon.   Here is a card using the border die:


The set also comes with another big bold greeting Peace on Earth which is showcased in the card shown below.  Adding small details such as the poinsettias and rhinestones with some of the fabulous new striped ribbon finishes off the card.  Oh, and I can’t forget the Designer Series Paper, called Be Merry, which is actually in the Annual Catalog.  (I will list all products with their product number at the end of the post).


The next card is an entirely different look and uses die cut images.  The sky with the moon and the stars (highlighted with Gold Foil) truly sets the card apart than just having a blank space.  And this die can be used with many sets/cards and year round.  DSP is used again (Be Merry) for the trees which includes white specks for a look of snow.  DSP from the Naturally Eclectic pack is used for the background. The small deers are also  made using die cuts.  You can add any greeting you want to this card or leave the front blank and stamp the inside.  I used the Peace on Earth greeting for the inside.


I hope you have enjoyed these cards and if you want to order any of the products, please visit my on-line store.  Here is a link to my 24/7 store  Here are the products used with the product numbers:

  • Be Merry DSP 144111
  • Naturally Eclectic DSP 144185
  • Carols of Christmas Bundle-Clear Mount 146037 & Wood Mount 146036-Save 10% by buying the bundle.  Items are also offered individually –see store for details.
  • Quilted Christmas 1/4″ ribbon 144620
  • Banner Triple Punch 138292
  • Layering Sq. Framelits 141708
  • Layering Circle Framelits 141705
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits 145372
  • Gold foil sheets 132622
  • Wood Textures DSP Stack (for the deers) 144177
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels 144220

You will also need your basic supplies such as ink pads, cardstock, adhesive, scissors, Bigshot.

Happy Crafting,

Darlene Seitz



Seems for me it’s never too early to start getting ready for Christmas.  Stampin’ Up! is going to release their Holiday Catalog on September 1, 2017.  In the meantime, The Carols of Christmas Bundle is being released early (8/1) so you can get a jump on making your Christmas cards.  There are some neat stamps and dies that make for a wow card yet you can go simple with this set of stamps because of the large greetings.

These two cards feature the Peace on Earth greeting.  They both also use the trees.  The one on the right is a shaker card and also uses the sky/moon/stars die on the top.  The one on the left is a fairly simple one which would be perfect for mass producing cards.

These two use the Deck the Halls greeting and the border  which is a real versatile die that could be used all year long.  The one on the left is a good idea for using the set with your family picture included.  Vellum cardstock is used for the top layer and can be picked up so your friends and family can see the picture more clearly.


These products can be ordered separatly or as a bundle and you save 10% when you bundle.  Visit my on-line store at  or contact me today at  You can also leave a comment on this blog.

Thanks all for today…I have to get back to making some Christmas cards using Carols of Christmas.

Darlene Seitz

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas


Can you believe it, Christmas is almost here!  I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  Hope your New Year is filled with peace, love and happiness.  Thank you to all who have visited my blog during the year and to those who follow it.  Stay safe.

Happy crafting

Darlene Seitz

Independent StampinUp Demonstrator