An Open Heart for Mother’s Day

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Oh, how I love this soon-to-be-retired stamp set called An Open Heart!  It’s just perfect for so many occasions!  I’m posting this today as a Mother’s Day card idea; as a mom, I can’t imagine any more touching sentiment to receive from your child!  But also think anniversary or sympathy cards.

    • Stamping on designer paper is one of my favorite looks.  I’ve used the Farmers Market Designer Series Paper here.  This packet surprises me all the time.  At first look, all you see is fruit and vegetables, but the flip side are some of the nicest neutral papers!  This paper pack is also due to be retired.
    • I doubt that there’s a bird that is colored this way in “real life” but of course as stampers, we have to match our cardstock theme, right?!  I’m also honoring our retiring In Colors – Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow (used as the thin border behind the designer paper).  Watercolor paper is definitely the choice to feature this pretty bird and watercoloring with the Aqua Painter and stamp pads.  Circle Framelits create the backdrop; another retiring product!
    • Also retiring are the Antique Brads – I’ve loved working with these pretty accents!
    • As I created this card, a robin is building her nest right outside my window, busy carrying all sorts of plant material and tucking it in place.  It reminded me of the Linen Thread tied around my card – the perfect texture for a natural look.
    • I swear I won’t every be able to get rid of my Envelope Liner Framelits, even though they’re retiring.  They give such a perfectly coordinated card and really hits it home on the creativity.  Be sure to pick up yours if you don’t already own them – they are truly a “must have” for all of your cards!

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RETIRING PRODUCTS USED IN THIS CARD:

  1. An Open Heart stamp set
  2. Farmers Market Designer Series Paper
  3. Antique Brads
  4. Envelope Liner Framelits
  5. Circle Collection Framelits
  6. Mossy Meadow cardstock
  7. Lost Lagoon cardstock
  8. Lost Lagoon stamp pad
  9. Hello Honey stamp pad

Click HERE to view the retiring products list in its entirety.

Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:

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Note Card Set for a Bridal Shower

Note Card card set all cards

 

I was recently invited to a bridal shower for a dear friend and stamping customer.  Along with choosing something from her registry, I gave her a set of hand-stamped thank you cards in her wedding colors.  These were so much fun to make and super easy!  Just use Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes!

 

I’ll give you the details on creating these pretty cards in a minute, but first I want to show you the box I made especially to house these pretty cards in.

Note Card card set box completed

 

 

I’m super excited about how this darling box turned out, especially since I created it completely on my own.  Create a unique box for anything by simply knowing what your completed box needs to hold and measuring the space needed.

Note Card card set bottom box

Cardstock for box measures 9-1/2″ x 8″; score at 2″ and 7-1/2″ the long way and 2″ and 6″ the short way.  Be sure to use your Simply Scored Tool for perfect scoring lines.

Note Card card set box tear tape

 

Once your Tear & Tape Adhesive is in place, just peel off the coating strip and adhere the corners inside the adjacent side of the box.

 

Note Card card set lid

The cardstock for the lid  7-5/8″ x 6-1/8″.  Score at 1″ in on all 4 sides then cut into the cardstock and adhere just like the bottom of the box in Night of Navy cardstock.

Note Card card set box top closeup

 

Decorating the top was super fun!

  • The top of the box is Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • I wrapped the box with a piece of Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon.
  • Next I adhered a Silver Metallic Foil Doily over the ribbon.
  • I cut a circle from Whisper White Cardstock using Circle FramelitsCircle Framelits are on the retiring product list!
  • Next I created a tag using Perfect Pennants stamp set.  This versatile stamp set is retiring, too – it’s a must have in your collection!  I stamped using VersaMark Ink onto Night of Navy cardstock, then sprinkled on Silver Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool.
  • I also created the two silver banner pieces at the end in much the same way.  I stamped on Whisper White Cardstock using VersMark Ink, then used Silver Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  That image is also in the Perfect Pennants stamp set.
  • I added an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment and created a bow with the Bow Builder Punch used with a piece of Silver Foil Sheet.

A set of 12 cards and envelopes pops into this sweet box and makes a special presentation!

 

Now back to my cards!

Note Card card set single card

 

  • Creating a gift of a large set of cards couldn’t be easier with the Note Cards & Envelopes.  I cut a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to create a border, then an additional Whisper White piece of cardstock a little smaller to act as my card front.
  • I used Work of Art stamp set to create the “swooshes” – they’re stamped in Tempting Turquoise Ink and I began with a fully inked stamp then just stamped three times without reinking the stamp.
  • Next I stamped the Watercolor Thank You stamp using Night of Navy Ink.  This terrific single stamp (wood mount only) is on the retiring list so be sure to grab it for this and many other projects!
  • A little butterfly from Tempting Turquoise cardstock gives the cards a bit of dimension – just use the Bitty Butterfly Punch.
  • A row of three Rhinestones dresses up the butterfly nicely.

 

I texted my sister in Arizona a picture of my completed set and she just had to have one too!  I made her a set in Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  These turned out pretty, too – you could use any two colors you’d like – and of course, I mailed them to her and forgot to snap a picture!  Oh, well – you can imagine them with these pretty colors:

RETIRING PRODUCTS USED IN THIS CARD:

  1. Perfect Pennants stamp set
  2. Watercolor Thank You stamp
  3. Iced Rhinestone Embellishments
  4. Circles Collection Framelits

 

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Card Ideas for Retiring Stamp Sets

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite paper-crafting projects using stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products List.  Retiring stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 22.

Click HERE to view all of the retiring stamp sets in my Online Store.  You’ll be able to see pictures and can quickly identify them.

Click HERE to view all of the retiring accessories in my Online Store.

Be sure to click on the links below each photo to be rerouted to the original blog post to get the details and a supply list!

 

 

pictogrampunch

Pictogram Punch

 

watercolorwords

Watercolor Words

 

groovylove

Groovy Love

 

happyhome

Happy Home and Cupcake Builder Punch

 

bravo

Bravo

 

appleofmyeye

Apple of My Eye

 

Bohemianbordersandhappybirthdayeveryone

Bohemian Borders and Happy Birthday, Everyone

 

Fabulousfour

Fabulous Four

 

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I Think You’re Great

 

merryeverything

Merry Everything

 

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Sea Street

 

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World of Dreams

 

There are so many terrific stamp sets (and accessories!) being retired, and many of them are up to 50% off!  Click HERE to view all that’s retiring, and be sure to place your order soon!

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Birthday Blooms Happiest of Birthdays

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I’ve worked with the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set before with my card I posted HERE using the very lovely color scheme that’s found in the Birthday Bouquet Suite.  It’s so soft and pretty!  But now it’s time to brighten it up by creating a monochromatic card using Tangerine Tango.

 

  • The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Stacks in the various color collections is a great investment!  For $22, you’ll receive 40 sheets of beautiful 12″x12″ paper, 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in 10 colors (In Color configuration is 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in 5 colors.)  This bold diagonal strip is just perfect for so many looks!
  • For a bold image, I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blooms using VersaMark then sprinkled on Black Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  You’ll need an Embossing Buddy so you won’t get little flecks of black where they don’t belong!  Black Embossing Powder is being discontinued, so grab yours now!
  • The flower image is stamped using Black StazOn Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.  I colored the image in with an Aqua Painter and stamp pads, then cut the image out with Paper Snips and adhered to the Circle using DimensionalsNote:  The Circle Framelits are also retiring!
  • Before adhering the circle in place, I pulled apart some of the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine and used that behind the image.  This product is also being retired – and you can order it for 30% off!

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  • Try this easy layout in any of your favorite colors.  I think it would be a great card to build a set around.  Make one in each of the ten colors in the Brights Collection, since you will have all the designer paper you need in one packet!

 

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  • To continue with the gold accent theme, a little touch of Gold Glitz Dazzling Details sets of the flower center.  Be sure to use this product once your card is 100% assembled.  It takes a good 20 minutes or so to dry completely.

 

RETIRING PRODUCTS USED IN THIS CARD:

  1. Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Black – NOW SOLD OUT
  2. Circle Collection Framelits
  3. Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine

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BONUS Offer and Retiring Products Sale

FarewellStampin’ Up! has released the list of products retiring from both the 2015-16 Annual Catalog and the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  We have to make room for the new products coming your way in June.  Take a moment now to check the list for your favorite products, and be sure to purchase them before they’re gone forever.  And while you’re at it, take up to 50% off select products on the Retiring List!  But hurry – items are available only while supplies last!

Click HERE to view the Retiring List in alphabetical order.

6x6 DSP sampler

 

To sweeten the deal, I am sending out a beautiful collection of 6″ x 6″ assorted retired designer series papers to my wonderful customers who place a minimum $50 order!  Place an order of $100 and receive TWO designer paper samplers!  Place an order over $150 and receive host benefits from Stampin’ Up! as well as THREE designer paper samplers!  You don’t have to order only retired products – any qualifying order of Stampin’ Up! products will count towards receiving this gift.

Each designer paper sampler is unique and contains at least 50 sheets of gorgeous Stampin’ Up! designer paper ready to use on all your projects.  This is a $12 value and yours completely free – I even pay to ship to you!  (Please note – just a few of the pieces will measure 4.5″ x 6″ because that is the way Stampin’ Up! had packaged them.)

This offer is while supplies last – once I run out of DSP sampler packs, that’s it!  Place your order soon to ensure that you’ll receive one of these fun packets.

Card Shop card collections

 

AND if that’s not enough, the first 6 people to respond to this offer will also receive the current Card Shop card kit collections!  These kits are amazingly popular, and this month’s are no exception!  You’ll receive one kit each of the above 8 designs, along with complete color step-by-step instructions sent to you in a pdf file.  Just follow along and create your cards at home in a snap!

To take advantage of my free designer paper offer, simply place your order at my Online Store HERE using Host Code NUUTSPHD.  Then email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know that you are claiming your freebies!  If you’re uncertain how to place an online order, please contact me via email and I’ll be happy to help you.


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Friends & Flowers Fish

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How fun is this card!  I set out to build a card that looked like a goldfish bowl showing of this cute and clever stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Friends & Flowers.  It takes a little figuring out what all the pieces in the set are for, but once you see the possibilities, you’ll just have to have this adorable set!  Here’s a beautiful flower card I created with this same stamp set – and they don’t look a bit the same.  I even used the same designer paper – Pretty Petals!  Click HERE to view it.

 

Friends & Flowers stamp set AND Pretty Petals Designer Paper are retiring AND I Think You’re Great stamp set is retiring, too – with 25% off the stamp set while supplies last.  Grab them while you can!

  • I began my card searching through my designer papers to see what could look like a watery background.  I found it in the unlikely pack Pretty Petals which you’d think would be all about flowers!  But I love that Stampin’ Up! designs the paper usually with a bolder print on one side and a more muted print on the other so you have optimal versatility.
  • I scalloped the top of the designer paper with a Circle Punch and adhered it directly to my Whisper White cardstock background.
  • Next I stamped the pieces I needed for the two fish using Whisper White Cardstock and Pumpkin Pie Ink.   Most of the pieces in the Friends & Flowers stamp set punch out with the coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch!  I assembled them and lightly traced the fins and tails with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  After all, they are goldfish!
  • I searched through my sentiments to find the perfect one for this card and came upon the fun speech bubble in I Think You’re Great stamp set.  It’s stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with VersaMark Ink then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Paper Snips cut it out quickly.
  • Fish just need bubbles, right?!  Mine were created using all three sizes of White Perfect Accents.  They’re self-adhesive so went on with no fuss!
  • The fish got Pacific Point Candy Dots in the Brights Candy Dot Pack for eyes.  Candy Dots are all retiring – oh, my!!!  Be sure to add them to your order!
  • I rounded the bottom two corners to be more “bowl like” using the Corner Rounder Punch.
  • I wanted to create the pebbles on the bottom of a fish bowl, and since I had a little shimmer going on, I opted for Gold Foil punched out using the 1/2″ Circle Punch.  A few of the ones on top are adhered with Dimensionals to bring them to life.
  • Lining the envelope to coordinate with the card has become one of my favorite “accessorizing” techniques.  Use the Envelope Liner Framelits with the Big Shot and adhere inside the Whisper White Envelope flap.  And you’re not gonna believe this but the Envelope Liner Framelits are retiring!!!

 

Friends Flowers fish closeup

 

RETIRING PRODUCTS USED IN THIS CARD:

  1. Friends & Flowers stamp set
  2. I Think You’re Great stamp set (25% off)
  3. Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
  4. Brights Candy Dots
  5. Envelope Liner Framelits

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Stampin’ Up! Retiring Product List and Sale

Goodbye

 

It’s always bittersweet when our Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog comes to an end.  I’ve loved working with the products this year, and now it’s time to say goodbye to many of them in order to make room for new things.

 

Save up to 50% on a many of the retiring products, including stamps, punches, dies, ribbon, designer paper and more!

 

Sale begins today and products are only available while supplies last.  It’s been my experience that things sell out very, very quickly, so be sure to get your orders in as soon as possible.

 

Click here to download the list of retiring products:   Retiring List 2016

 

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Party Wishes and Party Punch Pack

Party Wishes Happy Birthday




Here’s another suite from Stampin Up! full of party fun – It’s My Party is from the 2016 Occasions Catalog and is right up front so you view it on the first pages!  The Suite includes Party Wishes stamp set, It’s My Party Designer Paper, Party Punch Pack, Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Baker’s Twine, and more!

  • The It’s My Party Designer Paper will keep you crafting for a long while!  It contains 48 sheets – 4 each of 12 double-sided designs in 12″x12″ format.
  • The colors are fresh and fun – Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron and Basic Black.
  • The Party Punch Pack contains three small handheld punches that punch out the three images shown on my card – the candle, balloon and cupcake.  And the stamped images in Party Wishes line up perfectly with the punches – a true match made in Heaven!
  • Be sure to use Dimensionals on those punched pieces – it really makes the card!

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  • I just love the Basic Black and Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine in the Baker’s Twine Combo Pack.  The Black and Mint Macaron Twine that comes with it is also a good choice – both coordinate with the designer paper!
  • This card can work for everyone – male or female; young or old!  Swap out the Melon Mambo cardstock card base for Mint Macaron or Crushed Curry and it becomes more masculine.

Party Wishes Happy Birthday 2

 

Goodbye

It’s almost time to say goodbye to many of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products in both the 2016 Occasions Catalog and the 2015-16 Annual Catalog!  The Retiring List will be released by Stampin’ Up! on Monday afternoon (April 18th)!  Be sure to stop back in to get the skinny on what’s leaving forever!  I’ll post the list as soon as it’s available.

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Friends & Flowers with Pretty Petals

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I’m just tickled with the way this card turned out!  I love how fun and easy the flower was to create using Stampin’ Up!’s Friends & Flowers stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch, both found in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  You have until the end of May to purchase these two great products, but why wait!  You’ll love all the things you can create with this stamp set – I didn’t realize how versatile it is until I started to work with it.

  • Oh, how I love the Pretty Petals Designer Paper!  What an awesome color scheme – Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  I threw in a little Crushed Curry too!
  • The size of designer paper I needed for my card was 2″ x 5-1/2″.  This paper comes in a 6″ x 6″ paper stack, so I had just enough left over to line my envelope.  This creates such a customized look for your cards.  Use the Envelope Liner Framelits and Big Shot to line all of the Stampin’ Up! envelope sizes.
  • Each petal of the flower was stamped four times using VersaMark Ink on Calypso Coral Cardstock, then poured on White Embossing Powder and heat set it using the Heat Tool.
  • Using Dimensionals in places as well as curving the flower petals over a Bone Folder makes the finished flower really come to life.
  • The leaves were stamped twice on Whisper White Cardstock using  Old Olive Ink.
  • Centers for the flower are punched out twice and stacked with a small Perfect White Accent in the center.

 

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  • I found the perfect sentiment with the Sassy Salutations stamp set.  It’s also stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Be sure to rub your Basic Black cardstock first with the Embossing Buddy so that you don’t have little flecks of white embossing powder sticking where it shouldn’t be!

 

FINAL WEEK OF WEEKLY DEALS!

Stampin’ Up! is discontinuing the Weekly Deals, so this is the final one you’ll get!  Take advantage of the many sale items this week AND receive free cards for your order!

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Have A Cuppa Suite with new colors

Have A Cuppa Suite




I’ve fallen in love with the Have A Cuppa Suite from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Occasions Catalog!  Yes, it’s true love.  The kind of love that never dies!  I’ve made a few cards using the complete suite (you can see them HERE), including A Nice Cuppa stamp set, Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies and Have A Cuppa Designer Paper, so I thought I’d try changing the colors to create a little bit of a different look.

  • I still kept the Melon Mambo from the Have A Cuppa designer paper, because I wanted to use a strip of that pretty heart paper.  My other colors are Soft Sky, So Saffron and Crumb Cake.
  • The heart is stamped in Melon Mambo, cut out with Paper Snips and popped up on a Dimensional.  I added a little Rhinestone in the corner for an accent.
  • Love paper snipping the lemon and putting it on the cup rim!  Use Dimensionals again to get a more “real” lemon look!
  • I added the cute tea bag tag stapled to some Whisper White Baker’s Twine and tucked the other end under the cup.
  • The sentiment for my card comes from another beautiful 2016 Occasions Catalog stamp set – Birthday Blooms.  It’s stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

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There are so many possibilities with this pretty suite.  I’m sure this isn’t the last you’ll see from me!  I’d like to try the stacking cups next!

 

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