I had used all of the Christmas cards that I made for sending out to friends and family, and of course then realized I had forgotten some folks.  Isn’t that always the case.  So I went back to my craft space and grabbed a quick and easy set to make some more cards.  I wasn’t thinking when I grabbed the Merry Patterns set.  I really do love it and it is extremely versatile.  The only problem is that it is/was a limited time Hostess set.  But I hope a lot of you have this set and can CASE what I have made today.


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The candles from this set are so pretty and super easy to color.  They are stamped as the outline, the flames, the background candles, and the front candles.  So it looks like I did a really good job of coloring and stamping.  Except all I had to do was line up the stamp with the outlined image.  Another reason I love our photopolymer stamps!!

I hope you can see how simple this was.  I made several in just a little bit of time.  It took longer to cut all of the paper than to stamp and put them together.

My pre-order for the 2018 Occassions and Sale-a-bration catalogs arrived today!  Woohoo!!!  So I will have some non holiday cards for you in the coming days.  I cannot wait to play with all the new items.

Have you considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Being able to pre-order from the catalogs is a great perk from being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Also, you would be part of a great team of stampers that are the sweetest and kindest people I know.  Everyone is extremely helpful and we share our creations on our own Facebook page.  Not to mention that you get a discount on products  Our Ultimate Bundle is the SU Starter Kit.  For 99.00, you receive 125.00 worth of product.  AND beginning in January (during Sale-A-Bration) you will get to choose 2 additional stamp sets at no charge to add to your bundle of items.  Now is a great time to be thinking about joining and please contact me.  I would be so happy to talk with you about the process.

I hope you have a super day.  Thank you for stopping by today.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page and are all on the retiring list.  So grab them up now!


  • Smoky Slate base of the card = 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, folded in half
  • Green layer = 5 1/4 X 4
  • Be Happy DSP = 5 X 3 3/4
  • Smoky Slate small layer = 3 X 2 3/4
  • Whisper White layer = 2 3/4 X 2 1/2