Traditional and Non-Traditional Christmas Cards with Hip Holiday!

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Candy cane, peppermint stripes, holly and berry stamps and dies are going to make some pretty amazing holiday cards this season, right?

As if that wasn’t enough, we’re adding in a crooky tree and the most amazing stag in existance! (I’m seriously in love with this dude….’specially when he has sparkly horns, be still my heart!)


In this video, we’ll meet:

  • Hip Holiday Stamp Set
  • Hip Holiday Dies
  • Merry Labels Dies


These products will be available on September 21 in our Stamp of Approval Collection.  Our quarterly collections sell out quickly, so make sure you are on the wait list to get your link first!

Sometimes I struggle with holiday cards and the color combos…red and green.  Red and green.  Red and green.

I’ve made some pretty terrific red and green cards, but sometimes it’s fun to go outside the box with pink, blue…well, what ever colors you want to try out!  Leave me a note and let me know which color combo is your favorite.

Traditional and Non-Traditional Christmas Cards with Hip Holiday!

Confession time.  Right before I made this card, I actually filmed two other videos.

I didn’t even upload them.

They were very”MEH”.

And when I’m using my own collection of products that I absolutely adore, I don’t want my cards to be”MEH”!  Right?  How CAN they be “MEH” when I love the products?

Beats me….but I do know sometimes I strike out a couple times before I HIT IT.    Lol…if you haven’t viewed the video yet, please do, otherwise you might think I’m a bit stuck up.

I don’t always love my cards, but when I do, my goodness it makes me feel good!

hip-holiday-1 Thank you, Joyce for inspiring this stamp set with your suggestion of including a crooky tree for this year’s holiday Stamp of Approval Collection.  The tree was the springboard for this entire set and as much as I love every piece of this collection, I have a special place in my heart for the Hip Holiday Stamp Set and Dies.  It’s going to be a staple stamp set in my stash for a good long time!


BLOG HOPS:  Tomorrow we begin our series of three days of blog hops to celebrate the release of our Candy Cane Lane Stamp of Approval Collection.

ccl_commenttowin Be sure to visit each day and make comments on all the blogs because YOU might win your box for FREE!

Make sure you are on the wait list so you are the first to get the sales link on Wednesday morning! WOOOT!  Click here to subscribe.

See you tomorrow!

  • Jessica Kaiser September 17, 2016, 9:25 am

    Oh my gosh I love love love this die! Would love to win!

  • ANN GREENE September 17, 2016, 9:33 am

    Both cards are gorgeous. You did do a fantastic job on both.

  • Robi Kublin September 17, 2016, 9:37 am

    OMG….I wanted to do Rudolph cards this year for Christmas in honor of my father. His name was Rudolph and he passed away in April. Thanks for reading my mind and including Rudolph in your collection!!

  • Jeanne Treptow September 17, 2016, 9:39 am

    Loved your cards! I liked both of them! I would send the pink one to my favorite people!! :o) I can not wait for this to be available to snag!

  • Kathryn Welsh September 17, 2016, 9:41 am

    I LOVE them both – so much! Adorable!

  • Janice Spaulding September 17, 2016, 9:57 am

    Love both cards, but I am drawn to the traditional Christmas colors! Love the stamp set you used!

  • June September 17, 2016, 10:03 am

    I do like the traditional colors in this case….although I often make “non” traditional cards because I like the pinks and blues for Christmas too. Love the set Catherine and can’t wait till Wednesday.

  • Pam September 17, 2016, 10:09 am

    I am usually a non-traditional lover but I think the traditional one is my favorite this time.

  • Susan White September 17, 2016, 10:20 am

    Oh I love the PINK non-traditional color card and I love the stag/deer. I do not have things like these in my collection, I am soooooo excited to play with these!! Thanks Catherine for all you do!!!

  • Kathy Serrahn September 17, 2016, 10:21 am

    both cards are gorgeous but like the traditional card more

  • Julie Curwen September 17, 2016, 10:31 am

    I normally like non-traditional however the traditional card you made is way more stunning! I’m so excited for this kit!!

  • Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) September 17, 2016, 10:36 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this set! That stag is everything and how can you not love a crooky tree?!

  • Marcia Hill September 17, 2016, 10:36 am

    I love making cards in non-traditional colors, but in this case I am head over heels in love with the reds, greens, and browns! That stag is just too cute in his dapper brown outfit…love it! :0)

  • vicki September 17, 2016, 10:37 am

    looking great

  • Pat Boyce September 17, 2016, 10:38 am

    I like tradional colors, but I guess I’m becoming more flexible, because I really like the pink one enough to try some non tradional colors. Thanks for moving me on.

  • Dot Newell September 17, 2016, 10:41 am

    They are both very beautiful. I always like the traditional Christmas card. Thanks for sharing.

  • Irene Garcia September 17, 2016, 10:42 am

    Oh my gosh Catherine, I LOVE the reindeer and the background stamp! Watching you actually make the card with the set made me love it even more, if that even makes sense?!
    I was debating on getting another Christmas set, since I already have a couple new ones I bought a while back, but I just cannot miss out on this one!! Guess I’ll have a variety of Christmas cards going out this year!!!
    Can’t wait until the 21st…..early Christmas present for myself!!

  • korina malakie September 17, 2016, 10:54 am

    I love both, but I do lean towards the traditional colors! The set is adorable by the way!! Congratulations!!

  • Cindy Daversa September 17, 2016, 10:58 am

    I just love both! I know my daughter will love the deer head made with non traditional colors! I so super stoked for this collection to arrive! Last one I got in two days…hopefully I’ll get this one just as fast!

  • Lisa Harrolle September 17, 2016, 10:59 am

    So cute Catherine!! I’m all for those traditional colors but that pink is so cute!! And so is that stag. I love everything about this set!!

  • Jean Purpura September 17, 2016, 11:00 am

    These are so fun and cute….I personally prefer the traditional colors on Christmas card….But I am beginning to thing the Non-traditional colors are the way to go to make your card stand out

  • Tanja Hard September 17, 2016, 11:02 am

    Omg, Catherine you guys did a fabulous job creating the Candy Cane Lane Collection. I can’t wait to get my hands on this box. Your cards are awesome and i live watching your video.

  • Amy Dienes September 17, 2016, 11:09 am

    Love this card Catherine!! As to colors, I really prefer the traditional colors but I like the idea of being able to think outside the box.

  • Talida September 17, 2016, 11:23 am

    They are both great! Love them! Gorgeous! I keep saying that myself to each card I make. Sometimes, I ‘drive’ everyone cray when I start talking about my latest card/s. It’s great you encourage your daughters to do the same.

  • Connie Brooks September 17, 2016, 12:04 pm

    Oh my gosh Catherine…I think you just introduced me to my future boyfriend. His name is gorgeous stag! What I’m seeing so far in the sneaky peeks…I’m lovin’

  • Tiffany R. September 17, 2016, 12:22 pm

    I love a non-traditional colored Christmas card!

  • Debbie Bonczek September 17, 2016, 1:07 pm

    I’m so excited for this collection! I can’t wait to see it all unfold and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Love how all the products go together.

  • Ida Victoria September 17, 2016, 1:14 pm

    Hello. Looking forward to the next box arrives. Then my mom and I enjoy ourselves :-) Greeting Ida Victoria

  • Terry September 17, 2016, 1:30 pm

    I love you Stagg stamp and love the traditional colours . Great card when is the Stagg stamp going to become available ?

  • Liz Fredrickson September 17, 2016, 1:57 pm

    Wow! Those cards are awesome! I like the traditional Christmas colors best, but both are fun.

  • Michelle Daigle September 17, 2016, 2:14 pm

    Great dies and stamps! That stag is great and I really like that label die. The crooky tree looks like fun too. I’m excited about this release! But I wanted to say….Awesome design! You should be proud…your cards came out awesome!
    Although the pink is pretty, I’m a traditional girl. I prefer the red and green for the holidays.

  • Melodie Isreal September 17, 2016, 2:15 pm

    You have done the impossible! I have NEVER liked Chrisman anything in non-traditional colors of any kind, but I am absolutely loving the reindeer card with the pink background and the little pink,blue,turquoise and yellow images. You have inspired me to step out of my “traditional ” box. I am going to try some new colors for this year’s holiday cards. THANK YOU so much!!

  • Michelle Daigle September 17, 2016, 2:16 pm

    Oh! And I forgot to mention that I LOVE the glitter on the peppermint stick background stamp! I envisioned it being used just like that when you revealed it. Love it!

  • Melanie Bloom September 17, 2016, 2:17 pm

    Beautiful card!!!

  • Claudia Lawler September 17, 2016, 2:18 pm

    I like the traditional. Both are beautiful, but traditional colors are my thing for the holiday season!
    Thanks for a great card! You should be excited because you created a MASTER PIECE!

  • Peggy Pride September 17, 2016, 2:40 pm

    Love these cards, Catherine. But…the best part of the video was your encouraging comment, “Celebrate your success”. There are no truer words that we can share with every women and girl in our lives. I applaud you!

  • Deb K September 17, 2016, 2:45 pm

    I loved this card! I do like tradional Christmas colors best!

  • Marge September 17, 2016, 2:53 pm

    Love both the cards, great job as always Catherine! My granddaughter is going to love getting a pink card with Rudolph, (her 2 favorites) this year.

  • Michele Lee September 17, 2016, 2:59 pm

    I love all of it. Both the pink and red cars are beautiful. If I had to choose I would pick the red because the color really pops! Thank you for sharing your love of stamping.

  • DeAnn Dunn September 17, 2016, 3:19 pm

    I am learning so much by watching your videos. Thank you for taking the time to show us your wonderful creativity. You make it look so easy, that I know I could do it and let my creativity flow.

  • Tammy September 17, 2016, 4:27 pm

    I love them both! What is the tool you used to pick up the nose and other pieces to place on your projects?

  • Diane Martin September 17, 2016, 4:34 pm

    I really do love that stag and it’s awesome that you can “clothe” him! So cute. Beautiful cards.

  • Veronica Hunt September 17, 2016, 5:40 pm

    I love the reindeer…what a adorable set.

  • Leanne in Cali September 17, 2016, 7:21 pm

    The red traditional card is beautifully gorgeous! Loved your video. Thanks so much!!

  • DEBBIE CHUPP September 17, 2016, 7:53 pm

    Enjoy your videos and LOVE the candy cane lane set!

  • Annamarie Morgan September 17, 2016, 8:44 pm

    I really love this collection. Each part is so perfectly matched and planned. It is the best co-ordinated Christmas collection I have ever seen. I love the fact that so many pieces can be used and co-ordinated.

  • Melissa Friedrich September 17, 2016, 8:52 pm

    Beautiful cards, I’m partial to the traditional colors for the stag but I can totally do the Crooky tree in neons!

  • Linda Grady September 17, 2016, 8:58 pm

    He sure is an adorable deer; love the non-traditional colors on the 2nd card.

  • Jane September 17, 2016, 9:10 pm

    Love the stamps and dies as well as your inspirational cards. Thanks Catherine.

  • Tara Powell September 17, 2016, 9:21 pm

    Absolutely adorable! I love the traditional colors. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings:). Thanks Catherine!

  • Tracy Lustick September 17, 2016, 9:58 pm

    Very excited for your new collection !

  • Kara September 17, 2016, 10:00 pm

    So excited!!!! Just love the non traditional card today!!

  • Pam Spicer September 17, 2016, 10:06 pm

    Loving that crooky tree – can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Diane Loughrey September 17, 2016, 10:07 pm

    Looks like a fun box.

  • Mary L September 17, 2016, 10:12 pm

    Love them both, but I’m a traditional gal!

  • Nanci Wilson September 17, 2016, 10:19 pm

    I am so in love with this Candy Cane Lane Collection! I like the ‘non-traditional’ colors of the card. : )

  • Vivian September 17, 2016, 10:26 pm

    Love the crooky tree and that reindeer is beautiful. Anxiously awaiting the final sneak peak tomorrow. Been watching with my sister and I just thought what a great surprise birthday gift this would be for her. It’s this coming Friday, 23rd.

  • Holley Downs September 17, 2016, 10:32 pm

    I love both cards, but fell head over heels with Rudolph…maybe it was his red nose? You are so creative and I appreciate you inspiring us and sharing your wonderful ideas!

  • Debbie September 17, 2016, 10:44 pm

    Cannot wait for this release and hope I do not miss out. Great stamps and dies.

  • Susan N September 17, 2016, 10:45 pm

    I LOVE these cards! That’s the cutest reindeer, and I’m a traditionalist, though the other one is nice, too. Thanks for a chance to win a box, about the only way I can afford one this year. =)

  • Cathy September 17, 2016, 10:55 pm

    Hi Catherine and designer team,
    I like both of the cards but I’m more of a traditionist kind of gal. I do think it would be fun to make the non-traditional one and send it to a little girl!!
    Can’t wait.

  • Mary H. September 17, 2016, 10:59 pm

    I love ‘em both. It matters not if it’s traditional or not; it just matters that they are so adorable!!!

  • Grace September 17, 2016, 11:04 pm

    You just have the best ideas!

  • Anna September 17, 2016, 11:05 pm

    Love the ornate antlers!

  • Joyce Spear September 17, 2016, 11:30 pm

    OMG!! This *entire set* totally rocks it!!! Between the crooky tree and the stag, I am head over heels about making my holiday cards now! And there’s one more set you’ll be showing tomorrow? Be still my heart!
    Color-wise, I’m usually not that much into red and green for Christmas. I tend instead to gravitate towards blues or purples with silver – which makes sense since my cards often feature snowflakes.

  • Denise Bryant September 17, 2016, 11:46 pm

    *Love* the stag, and really looking to see more starting tomorrow with the hop!

  • Linda Anderson September 17, 2016, 11:52 pm

    Love the stag cards, my favorite is the red one!

  • Aggie O. September 17, 2016, 11:53 pm

    Oh, how fun these stampes are!!! so excited just from the sneak peeks!!

  • Nancy Topczewski September 17, 2016, 11:56 pm

    I like both color combinations. Love the technique on the diagonal background stamp. Thanks so much for your inspiration! Candy Cane Lane collection is a winner.

  • Denise Candelaria September 18, 2016, 12:04 am

    I am so excited for this collection to come out. I can’t wait to see all the new things that your team and you have come up with. Love you collections. Wish I could get them each time they come out.

  • Brenna Garcia September 18, 2016, 12:12 am

    Both color combos are wonderful! I would go with pinks and greens;o I like those two together:)

  • Patricia Curtis September 18, 2016, 12:28 am

    I think both reindeer cards are beautiful but like the traditional colors just a teensy bit more!

  • Nana711 September 18, 2016, 12:28 am

    Looking forward to the hop. Would love to win a box.

  • Maggie B September 18, 2016, 12:35 am

    Hi CP ~ These cards are fantabulous!!! That stag is one hot tamale!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and excitement for the craft we all love so much! ~HUGS~

  • ChrisO September 18, 2016, 12:41 am

    In love with the stag, love how you applied glitter just to the antlers. Great cards, can’t wait to see tomorrow’s.

  • Claire A September 18, 2016, 12:42 am

    Loving the Christmas stamp set – the deer is just gorgeous!

  • Dawn B September 18, 2016, 1:04 am

    Cannot wait to get my hands on this!!! I am so traditional but when I saw that PINK (my FAVORITE color) I have to go with non-traditional. Looking forward to this one. Already have ideas for scrapbook layouts!!!

  • Lisaerica September 18, 2016, 1:07 am

    Hi Catherine, totally in love with the new goodies. Such a cute card, am definitely more a traditional girl. Can’t wait to see more, so exciting. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  • Stephanie September 18, 2016, 1:35 am

    Love the sneak peaks! So creative and great to get started early.
    I love the clean designs too! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome
    Candy cane lane collection!

  • Cathy P in AZ September 18, 2016, 1:42 am

    More great cards! Love the traditional and non traditional approach! I can’t wait to get my hands on this box!

  • Rukmini September 18, 2016, 2:08 am

    The stag is adorable! I love his swirly antlers!
    The crooky tree is awesome!!

  • Valerey Page September 18, 2016, 3:49 am

    Super super cute!!!!!

  • Sharon Nesvog September 18, 2016, 3:57 am

    Catherine…both of these cards are WONDERFUL!!!! :) But I think for this card in particular, I prefer the traditional colors. TFS….and I can’t wait to see the rest of the cards on the blog hop!! :)

  • Deborah Stelton September 18, 2016, 3:58 am

    Wow this is all so exciting! The projects are wonderful so I can only imagine how wonderful this box is tfs.

  • Lady Gray September 18, 2016, 4:01 am

    Really love all the stamps and dies in this collection. Very versatile. Look forward to seeing all the cards for more inspiration. It’s a must have for me already.

  • Linda Ford September 18, 2016, 4:04 am

    I like the traditional with his red nose. What a great collection but as I live in the UK at the moment I can’t get them as I am a pensioner and need to do so much around my house.

  • Marianne September 18, 2016, 4:19 am

    Love both cards, Catherine. There’s always something special about red and green for Christmas but I’m also a huge fan of non-contemporary colours for Christmas, and pink and blue/aqua is one of my favourite combinations.

  • naomi stratton September 18, 2016, 4:40 am

    ohh I am so excited looks so lovely ….1st time seeing all of Stamp of approval
    just love love the cards

  • Orla Bolton September 18, 2016, 5:28 am

    Well, “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Of all my SOA sets, this just may turn out to be my favorite! I love Cnristmas, and also like to branch out sometimes from the red/green colors. The non-traditional colors I like to use are silver and blue together. Oh, and I adore that reindeer!

  • Karen Niang September 18, 2016, 5:48 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stag he’s gorgeous, I’m new to your blog and I’m hooked, I particularly like that your cards are pretty without being fussy I prefer to make cards that aren’t to busy and your work gives me tons of ideas. I can’t decide between the traditional and non traditional colours I like them both but my 4 year old likes the pink best. She would!

  • Nancy S September 18, 2016, 6:29 am

    Candy Cane Lane collection is a box of fun, for sure. I like both traditional and non-traditional colors, both are good.

  • Justine September 18, 2016, 6:35 am

    Love this collection, Catherine. Amazing cards!

  • Donna September 18, 2016, 7:20 am

    I love them both Catherine. I love the traditional colors but pink and blue look great together and the twine is a fabulous embellishment for the card.

  • Suzanne Watanabe September 18, 2016, 7:30 am

    OMG I can’t wait to see everything in the box! …So exciting! :)

  • Zari McEwan September 18, 2016, 7:32 am

    Catherine you are amazing, your generosity to share your talent and knowledge with us is so greatly appreciated by many. I am new to card making, and I love watching all your tutorials, I have learnt so much already, but still so much more to learn. Love both cards, as they are both unique, and that’s what makes them special

  • Amy McCue September 18, 2016, 7:52 am

    I am a traditional girl!

  • Heidi September 18, 2016, 9:02 am

    I like this set too. Love the Christmas tree. So many possibilities!

  • Teresa September 18, 2016, 9:20 am

    Love the set. Thanks for a chance to win

  • Diana Hults September 18, 2016, 9:27 am

    This is a great stamp — I’m in the Midwest and this would be a BUCK (rather than a Stag) — but any hunter would LOVE to SEE this trophy! It’s hard to pick between the two you made.

  • Barbara Springer September 18, 2016, 9:33 am

    I like the traditional colors best.

  • Cecilia September 18, 2016, 9:47 am

    Love them both

  • Valerie Breingan September 18, 2016, 9:51 am

    I like both and create both.I think its perfectly healthy to applaud ones self.This Stag is just yummy.So is the background stamp with it.
    Endless possibilities.

  • Sabrina Radican September 18, 2016, 10:02 am

    I can’t pick between them I really do love them both!!! They are so darling and beautiful!!

  • Suzanne T. September 18, 2016, 10:12 am

    That card is so cute! I just love rudoff the red nose rain deer. Catherine I can’t wait to watch your videos, because you make the most amazing cards. I just love them!

  • Debbie Berry September 18, 2016, 10:23 am

    I love it all. Merry Christmas to me!!!

  • Dusty September 18, 2016, 10:24 am

    These cards are darling! I’m very interested in seeing what all will be in this collection!

  • Eva Beck September 18, 2016, 10:36 am

    OMG!!!!! I’ve been waiting for your Christmas/Holiday stamp box. I purchased your Christmas/Holiday stamp box last year while I was hospitalized. I loved the stamps and my daughter also not just loved the stamps but also enjoyed using them in her own creative way. I don’t have much of an income but I’ve been saving to purchase your 2016 Christmas stamps. But, if I’m one of the fortunate winners, I’d be so thankful and grateful. I love your stamps/dies. Thank you for your creativity.

  • Michelle Peacey September 18, 2016, 10:44 am

    Definitely love the traditional look best. But the non is pretty cool.

  • Nana Griffin September 18, 2016, 11:06 am

    I love the traditional colors. Love the background too.

  • Linda Hamlin September 18, 2016, 11:33 am

    Just love how excited you get over this set!! Rightfully so I am excited too!! Love how there are accent pieces for the stage which can become Rudolph simply by adding a dot. Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection!

  • Linda Hamlin September 18, 2016, 11:34 am

    Just love how excited you get over this set!! Rightfully so I am excited too!! Love how there are accent pieces for the stag which can become Rudolph simply by adding a dot. Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection!

  • Woendi Levitt September 18, 2016, 12:33 pm

    With being new to card making Im excited to learn more about this kit/box. Thank you for the great sneek peaks and the possible chance to wun this kit/box.

  • JanetB September 18, 2016, 1:49 pm

    I like both colors, but I love the sparkle on the antlers, on the red card. Both are great.

  • Karen Leavitt September 18, 2016, 1:54 pm

    I love this deer. The die cut is just perfect for a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks.

  • SusanME September 18, 2016, 2:24 pm

    This deer is wonderful! And I love what you did with him! Toot your horn!!!! Oh, and I have to say that I’m a traditionalist when it comes to color for Christmas …

  • Ida Victoria September 18, 2016, 2:33 pm

    Hello. I just love them boxes and looking forward to the next :-)

  • Raven September 18, 2016, 2:45 pm

    Really cute cards.

  • Brenda Jaques September 18, 2016, 2:48 pm


    I love both of these! I am probably more of a traditional color person, but i also am getting so i appreciate the non-traditional as well. I love what you said about women and girls celebrating what they do well. I personally never take your comments as a bragging or being full of yourself. You just don’t come across as that type of person. It is always done in such a fun loving way! Love, Love this card!!!

  • Carol September 18, 2016, 2:49 pm

    Love, love this set! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Mary Reiner September 18, 2016, 3:30 pm

    That stag is awesome! Love him!!

  • NC_Donna September 18, 2016, 4:37 pm

    I love the sparkly candy stripes and the traditional colors on the card! I love the colors of the other card, but I like how vivid the red & greens are, more.

  • Glenda Jones September 18, 2016, 4:54 pm

    Thanks so much for all you share on your great blog. I think I’m more of a traditional card maker but I love all your creations.!

  • Rosemary September 18, 2016, 5:29 pm

    I am partial to the traditional colors; but, will probably send a pink one to my 3 year old granddaughter. Really like the sparkly ANTLERS on one of your cards, so cute.

  • Debbi Jacques September 18, 2016, 5:37 pm

    Just love this set! I like both cards, but have to say I love the non-traditional, just for something different.

  • Cheryl September 18, 2016, 7:03 pm

    I like both cards. I like the pink and the thread you added. You did a wonderful job on both. Thank you for sharing and giving us all the neat ideas!

  • Sally Chatelain-Rovelstad September 18, 2016, 7:45 pm

    I think I like the more traditional colors best. The stag is awesome, especially with the glittery antlers. Thanks!

  • Geri Clark September 18, 2016, 9:51 pm

    Love both

  • Mary Beth Krakowski September 18, 2016, 10:55 pm

    Love these cards. Really want to get the supplies and make something with them!

  • Sharon Ryan September 18, 2016, 11:28 pm

    Love both ways. You can send the non-traditional ones to your friends that don’t celebrate Christmas.

  • Debbie Bailey September 18, 2016, 11:56 pm

    Stags on cards beautiful! Color combos are also nice. Can’t wait to use background stamp as well.

  • sharon mesdag September 19, 2016, 12:15 am

    You forgot nothing, its great!

  • Debbie T September 19, 2016, 1:22 am

    I’m in love with that background stamp!

  • Daisy September 19, 2016, 5:12 am

    I love them both!
    I can’t wait to get my hands on this SAO…

  • Arianna Barbara September 19, 2016, 6:05 am

    Awww!!!!These cards are absolutely amazing!!!

  • Bette September 19, 2016, 6:26 am

    Such wonderful excitement for a great box of goodies!!! The card on Mama Mo’s stamps blog sent me on this journey. The candy canes are just phenomenal….. What a great launch! Laura, your cards are always making me drool. (need to stamp more!)

  • Teresa Doyle September 19, 2016, 7:24 am

    These are so beautiful. Although I prefer traditional colours they are both gorgeous!

  • Rose September 19, 2016, 8:04 am

    Very cute reindeer. I usually like traditional Christmas colors best, but I must confess, the non-traditional one is super cute and of these two cards, I like it best.

  • Catharine Colclasure September 19, 2016, 8:10 am

    Love this set too! But I love how excited you are when you are creating! The card it awesome…..thank you for all you do for us!

  • Kate Davis September 19, 2016, 8:47 am

    I am more of a traditional girl, though they are both gorgeous! I agree with you about women not complimenting themselves. I have actually thought something was just okay and then showed it to my son or his girlfriend and they think it’s wonderful. Anyway, I am loving these cards and the background stamp is to die for!

  • Kris in Alaska September 19, 2016, 9:17 am

    Oh that deer is adorable!

  • BeverlyBL September 19, 2016, 9:20 am

    Looks like a fun kit. Love all of that fun background stuff. I’m still pretty much entrenched in red and traditional green.

  • Rosemary Lettieri September 19, 2016, 10:07 am

    I love reindeer. They are the cutest holiday sentiment. I am going to have so much fun with this set for sure!! Love everything Christmas!!!!

  • Tamara Ostroznik September 19, 2016, 10:25 am

    Gorgeous cards. Well I can’t decide wich one I like more :)

  • Rosemary Lettieri September 19, 2016, 10:27 am

    I love traditional Christmas colors. I’m into reds, greens, silver and gold and will usually choose those. But I must say the non-traditional colors do look beautiful. Will have to keep an open mind.

  • Georgia September 19, 2016, 10:33 am

    Oh so many ideas for the deer going through my little brain

  • Linda Levan September 19, 2016, 11:17 am

    Wow great cards. Love them

  • Jo Ann DiSalvo September 19, 2016, 11:30 am

    I love this stamp set and the cards you made with them!!

    I wanted to know what is the name of the tool that use use to pick up the deer’s nose and the sequence in the other video??

    I love it and would love to win the set!!

    I hope if I don’t win there are still more to order on Wednesday!!

  • Kerry Barrasso September 19, 2016, 2:33 pm


  • Amy Seigler September 19, 2016, 2:58 pm

    Love how you showed both Traditional and non traditional. They both look Great!

  • Wanda Chartier September 19, 2016, 3:04 pm

    I absolutely love the pink one. I could see making a set of them in different colors and giving them away as gifts.

  • Nancy Bachman September 19, 2016, 3:10 pm

    Love both but have to say I am a traditional kind of gal and love that one the best.

  • Valerie Headrick September 19, 2016, 3:41 pm

    I love the non traditional Pinks!!!!

  • Sandra (Sandy) Fulton September 19, 2016, 3:58 pm

    I had to see this video several times. I too love the dear. Stag that is. I believe it is the twine, that is out of place for me. I am a bit of a traditional. but some times a change is neat. I love, love, love it. Thank You every one who has worked hard in having fun.

  • Jeanne Packard September 19, 2016, 4:00 pm

    I like Rudolf. Thanks for chance to win

  • Hollie Hicks September 19, 2016, 4:05 pm

    Non-Traditional seems to be the way to go. Love this set. Can’t wait.

  • Marcine September 19, 2016, 4:17 pm

    would love to win a box.
    Please and Thank you!

  • Catherine September 19, 2016, 4:42 pm

    It’s the Quickstik! Pretty cool, eh? :)

  • Sheila Lane September 19, 2016, 5:17 pm

    I like the the traditional one.

  • Linda Levan September 19, 2016, 5:24 pm

    Love the hip cards. Colors are fantastic thanks for giving us great products to play with!!!

  • Judy September 19, 2016, 6:03 pm

    Love the traditional colors AND your enthusiasm. I agree we as women should celebrate our successes. Your card is fun but classy. Thank you for a great video.

  • Marty September 19, 2016, 6:28 pm

    I am a traditionalist. One thing I love is how you create cards with the fold on top. It just feels so fresh, and every time I see it, I say to myself, ” Top fold – you have got to remember that.”

  • Jacqueline Plata September 19, 2016, 6:29 pm

    I’m more of a traditional person. I love my reds, greens, blues and gold for Christmas cards. I’m loving your traditional card. Sooo cute.
    Thank you for a great video.

  • Teri September 19, 2016, 6:38 pm

    I really like the richness of the red sparkly background. That stag is wonderful!

  • Deanna Tillmon September 19, 2016, 6:53 pm

    I love the traditionalcolors I hope too, Who want to want to win

  • KR September 19, 2016, 6:55 pm

    These deer are so cute, and that big red Rudoplh nose? Lovin’ it!

  • Brenda B September 19, 2016, 7:34 pm

    This is going to be such a fun Christmas set! I am more traditional with my tastes though. The reindeer is so cute!

  • Hazel Hessen September 19, 2016, 8:06 pm

    Fab, fab, fabulous. Just love the stag head.

  • Camille Siess September 19, 2016, 8:09 pm

    Not only is this cute but I love the different colors and it seems that it would be easy to make several cards quickly.

  • Constance Hildebrand September 19, 2016, 8:10 pm

    Love the non traditional…fun!

  • Jane Sirak September 19, 2016, 8:54 pm

    More beautiful cards. That pink background is just stunning. Want it,
    Want it.

  • Robin E September 19, 2016, 9:08 pm

    I love the traditional stag card. Can’t wait to get the newest bundle of fun and start on my Christmas Cards.
    Thanks for the inspiration and enthusiasm, I love watching your videos.

  • Cathy September 19, 2016, 9:41 pm

    I just love being able to use a stamp set and pattern using different papers and how unique each one turns out! Very nice!

  • Rochelle Crawford September 19, 2016, 11:23 pm

    I am in love with BOTH of these cards. Well, actually in LOVE with all the cards you have made using these products. I sure hope I am the lucky winner.

  • Carol K September 20, 2016, 12:26 am

    love this die – fantastic!

  • Nancy Boyd September 20, 2016, 1:02 am

    I love what I have seen of the new collection. This card is really cute, both versions are pretty but I have to go traditional colors as my favorite. Can’t wait for Wednesday.

  • Sandra September 20, 2016, 1:08 am

    I love traditional. You are very talented and your cards are lovely

  • Nan Leiker September 20, 2016, 6:49 am

    I kind of like the non traditional colors, but I tend to lean more towards blue and white. No intention of being mean.

  • Valerie Breingan September 20, 2016, 8:58 am

    A perfect label.So many kinds of cards to make with this Gem.I just am in awwww.

  • Cynthia Cole September 20, 2016, 9:30 am

    Love both of your reindeer cards!

  • Lorraine September 20, 2016, 9:38 am

    Love the traditional card, although both are nice.

  • Lonnie September 20, 2016, 9:55 am

    for this card I like the traditional, but both are cute!

  • Elaine September 20, 2016, 10:28 am

    Cute reindeer cards!

  • Elaine C September 20, 2016, 10:43 am

    Love the video, you are so much fun to watch! I like both cards; the stag just really makes it! And I love the sparkly antlers!

  • lynn L September 20, 2016, 11:59 am

    Love these cards with the reindeer & die cut label!

  • Annette September 20, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Love the cards but I too am a traditional person. The pink one is cute though!

  • Jan Barrie September 20, 2016, 1:58 pm

    I can’t wait for Wednesday. These are soooo cute

  • Tasha H September 20, 2016, 4:13 pm

    I love these cards and the non-traditional colors are such a great choice. I’m a traditional person when it comes to Christmas cards, but these are a great choice and would be wonderful for thank you cards after Christmas! LOVE them!

  • Donna Cook September 20, 2016, 5:31 pm

    I love the traditional reds and green, but I have always decorated with pink. So of course, I love the pink! The tiny ornaments are so cute!

  • Linda Kennedy September 20, 2016, 5:31 pm

    LOVE these cards! The non-traditional card is gorgeous but I love them both. What awesome new sets!

  • Anna Kluytmans September 20, 2016, 9:27 pm

    Hi Catherine, love both of them. Cheers Anna.

  • Gloria Shepherd September 21, 2016, 1:51 am

    Love, Love, Love this stamp set.

  • Janet Ingraham September 21, 2016, 3:55 am

    OOOOOO Great reindeer and other elements. You do put them together beautifully.

  • Sharon Tate September 21, 2016, 4:10 pm

    I have to say these cards are so cute and I really do love the pink striped background. Two great cards.

  • Lynn (Bluebells) September 21, 2016, 9:06 pm

    OH CATHERINE! I ADORE you’re traditional “red die for reindeer..backgrouind stamping..sentiment..OH..the whole darn lot of it!!” You have totally inspired me to go ahead and purchase your new SOA set! Can’t stop giggling… Thank YOU Catherine!

  • Barb O. September 21, 2016, 9:29 pm


    Both cards are gorgeous; however, I do prefer the one made with traditional colors. I can’t wait to get my Candy Cane Lane S.O.A.



  • Christine Piechura September 21, 2016, 10:07 pm

    OMG! I love both traditional and non traditional! Both cards are gorgeous! ❤️

  • Barbara September 21, 2016, 10:23 pm

    I love them both but I am a traditional color girl when it comes to Christmas.

  • Cindy Lubbe September 22, 2016, 5:20 pm

    Love your cards and your new Stamp of Approval kit. Not sure what I like more the candy canes for the stag. So creative.

  • Debbie Nutt September 22, 2016, 11:46 pm

    Great video and super ideas for the stamp set. I prefer the traditional card. Love the eye catching design.

  • Nancy Kourik September 25, 2016, 9:16 pm

    Love Love this card Catherine. For Christmas I like the traditional the best. I received my candy cane lane collection this weekend and I’m loving it. :)
    Keep up your good work and thanks for your inspiration you give me.
    Nancy Kourik

  • Teresa Hampton September 27, 2016, 1:43 pm

    I LOVE the traditional one! Well I love them both, but my fave is the traditional!!!!

  • Lois John October 1, 2016, 8:16 pm

    Caatherine, every time go to your bo9g theree is something in front of your blog. and I canèt see your blog message! i ALSO CANNOT SEE WHAT I am typing, do hopr you can red it! The URL 9s

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