Tuesday Tidbits

WEEKLY DEALS – This week is all about embossing! 

weekly deals

Click HERE to begin your Weekly Deal order!

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JANUARY STAMP SHOPPE FREE CARD KIT

FINAL CALL to get your January Stamp Shoppe card kits!

Stamp Shoppe is a monthly kit where you SHOP for your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, use an ordering code, and get the featured kits for FREE! You also have the option to purchase just the kits if you don’t want to place an order.

Hostess/Ordering Code for January (good through January 28th):  6Q6YV742

To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code 6Q6YV742 into your Shopping Cart. You’ll find the place to enter it in the lower left-hand corner of the Shopping Cart (not at checkout, just the Shopping Cart). Orders placed without this code WILL NOT qualify for the free kits, so don’t forget!

Here’s a look at Track A Cards for January.  Track A is all about love and Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a look at Track B Cards for January.  “B” is for Birthday in January!
Click HERE for more information on free January Stamp Shoppe cards.
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SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES!
With each $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products from now until March 31st, you’ll get to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  One of my favorite gifts this year is the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper.  Here are four terrific samples using this glossy white pattern paper that you can use with a variety of techniques – coloring reveals the pattern!
Here’s one of my favorites:
SAB Baby
Click on this link to view three more great samples: SAB Irresistibly Yours samples
Order Item No. 138635 to receive your Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper once you’ve ordered at least $50 in product!

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 PAPER PUMPKIN DISCOUNTED
Paper Pumpkin sale

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is lowering the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

You’ll save $5 on your subscription, AND you’ll qualify to choose FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Use Item No. 137859 on your online order to purchase this subscription, or email me that you’d like to take advantage of this great sale!


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Posted on : Jan 27 2015
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Happy Birthday with Sale-A-Bration

Birthday card

While it continues to be winter in Central New York State, the beautiful colors of this year’s Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration designer paper give me hope that Spring will be here soon!   Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry combine for such a pretty palette!  And sad to say, we’ll be losing Cantaloupe and Cabana as In Colors on June 2nd.  We all had better stock up on these gorgeous colors!

  • This is a birthday card I received from my friend Missy.  I love her use of the pretty flower motif from Petal Potpourri stamp set with coordinating Flower Medallion Punch.  And the duo are being offered as a Bundle and Save 15%!  Purchase the bundle, cardstock and ink, and you can take the Best Year Ever Designer Paper FREE.  Talk about a great deal!
  • There’s also a punch for the center of the flower – stamp it in Crushed Curry Ink and punch it out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.
  • The Coastal Cabana Button is also from a free product grouping you can choose during Sale-A-Bration.  This bundle includes three spools of 1/4″ ribbon, as well as 24 designer buttons, all in colors to coordinate with the designer paper.  Take Best Year Ever Accessory Pack free with a $50 order.
  • “Happy Birthday” is a stamp with an elegant font and comes from Butterfly Basics stamp set.  It’s a super versatile set – one that you might want to check out!

Take advantage of Sale-A-Bration AND receive FREE card kits!

Don’t Forget!

I’ve posted the January Stamp Shoppe card samples HERE!  As always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use 6Q6YV742 when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.
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Posted on : Jan 26 2015
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Argh, it’s a Valentine’s Treasure

Valentine Treasure

The Hey Valentine stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is so cute!  Four fun images are this set.  If you missed it, I posted another card using a different image from this set HERE.

  • This set is all about coloring, and Stampin’ Up! has so many ways to color in images.  I really like the effect I get with an Aqua Painter and my stamp pads; I find I can control the shading the way I want it.  And since I already have the stamp pads for stamping images, it gives dual purpose to purchasing them.
  • I used the Heart Framelits to create my card.  The largest framelit cuts out the scalloped heart, while the second to the largest cuts out the card base.  Just fold a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in half and place the framelit with just a little of the fold below the framelit edge.  When you run it through the Big Shot, then the top will stay uncut and you’ll be able to have a heart-shaped card.
  • Since this makes an “odd-sized” card, I used my Envelope Punch Board to create a custom-sized envelope.  Just measure the size of your card and follow the sizing chart printed on the Punch Board.  Couldn’t be easier!

 

Valentine Treasure 3

  • Did you notice my little embellishments?  I used a strand of Pearls over the stamped pearls in the treasure chest, and the coins and buckles are colored in with Gold Encore Ink.
  • The three little hearts come from You Plus Me stamp set.

Valentine Treasure closeup

Don’t Forget!

I’ve posted the January Stamp Shoppe card samples HERE!  As always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use 6Q6YV742 when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

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Tuesday Tidbits

weekly deals

The Weekly Deals are ready for you to order, and they’re all terrific grabs, especially the skin tone Blendabilities marked down to just $17.21!  Click HERE to begin your Weekly Deal order!

 

Paper Pumpkin sale

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is lowering the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

You’ll save $5 on your subscription, AND you’ll qualify to choose FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Use Item No. 137859 on your online order to purchase this subscription, or email me that you’d like to take advantage of this great sale!

 

JANUARY STAMP SHOPPE FREE CARD KIT

The samples for the January Stamp Shoppe Kits are now ready! And just like in December, you can choose one track for birthday cards or one track for love and Valentine’s Day – or choose both sets!

Stamp Shoppe is a monthly kit where you SHOP for your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, use an ordering code, and get the featured kits for FREE! You also have the option to purchase just the kits if you don’t want to place an order.

Hostess/Ordering Code for January (good through January 30th):  6Q6YV742

To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code 6Q6YV742 into your Shopping Cart. You’ll find the place to enter it in the lower left-hand corner of the Shopping Cart (not at checkout, just the Shopping Cart). Orders placed without this code WILL NOT qualify for the free kits, so don’t forget!

Here’s a look at Track A Cards for January.  Track A is all about love and Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a look at Track B Cards for January.  “B” is for Birthday in January!
Click HERE for more information on free January Stamp Shoppe cards.

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Doodles of Thanks

Doodle

Zentangle is the art of fine doodling, and it’s fun, relaxing – even meditative – and can be incorporated into your stamping.  The Stampin’ Up! single stamp called Blended Bloom along with Stampin’ Up!’s Project Life Journaling Pens work perfectly for trying out this fun technique.

As I was researching my post, I came across this fabulous work of art by Pat Perry .  Pat has taken zentangle to the ultimate level in this stunning drawing below.

Pat Perry

Of course, we’re not all “Pats” – I certainly don’t come even close – but we can enjoy creating a little zentangle on our hand-stamped cards.

Stamp the image using a StazOn Black Stamp Pad.  Use the fine tip of the Journaling Pen to start doodling inside each petal.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun, so don’t stress about perfection!  Once it’s finished, it’ll look beautiful!

The rest of the card was kept pretty plain so that the zentangle piece can really shine.

  • I used Calypso Coral Cardstock for the card base, but really any color will work.
  • I adhered a square piece of Vellum Cardstock to the base then wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it.
  • I did it again!  I used the “thanks” from a current Stampin’ Up! stamp set, but I can’t for the life of me figure out which one!  Leave me a comment if you can find the stamp set this sentiment comes from!
  • Chalk Lines stamp set was used to create the pretty design at the bottom, stamped tone-on-tone using a Calypso Coral Stamp Pad.
  • A small piece of Sweet Sadie Washi Tape decorates the end of the sentiment, and I’ve added a few Rhinestones colored with a black sharpie.

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Here’s a close-up to show you some of the patterns I used.  Have fun thinking up your own patterns, too!

 

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Don’t Forget!

I JUST posted the January Stamp Shoppe card samples HERE!  As always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use 6Q6YV742 when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

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January Stamp Shoppe – 8 Fresh New Designs!

The samples for the January Stamp Shoppe Kits are now ready! And just like in December, you can choose one track for birthday cards or one track for love and Valentine’s Day – or choose both sets!

Stamp Shoppe is a monthly kit where you SHOP for your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, use an ordering code, and get the featured kits for FREE! You also have the option to purchase just the kits if you don’t want to place an order.

Hostess/Ordering Code for January (good through January 30th):  6Q6YV742

To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code 6Q6YV742 into your Shopping Cart. You’ll find the place to enter it in the lower left-hand corner of the Shopping Cart (not at checkout, just the Shopping Cart). Orders placed without this code WILL NOT qualify for the free kits, so don’t forget!

Here’s a look at Track A Cards for January.  Track A is all about love and Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a look at Track B Cards for January.  “B” is for Birthday in January!
You’ll be e-mailed the downloadable PDF instructions for the tracks you select and receive the kits in the mail. The kits come pre-cut, pre-punched and pre-die cut. All you do is stamp and assemble!
Card Shoppe gives you lots of flexibility! There are two different track options – Track A and Track B.  Each track features 4 different card designs.  Choose one track, two tracks, or even two of one track if you really like one particular set of cards!

  1. Make 4 cards with one track (your choice of A or B) for $12 or FREE with a minimum order of $22.
  2. Make 8 cards with two tracks (either track A & B or two of one track) for $20 or FREE with a minimum order of $35.

There is a discount for doing 8 cards (both tracks or double of a track) – $4 cash discount and a $9 ordering minimum discount!

To receive your kits free with an order, see ordering information at the beginning of the e-mail.

To pay the flat pricing, select either 4 cards of 8 cards below:

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Don’t Miss It!!!
If you’d like to place an order to get your card kits FREE, then don’t miss these fabulous new products and/or Specials!!(These are links – click on the titles to learn more)
Weekly Deals
Better Than E-Mail new photopolymer set
Brand new Occasions Catalog to order from!
FREE products with each $50 purchase!
Need more information? I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Just email me at krisshuels@gmail.com.

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Love in a different color

LOVE

Here’s a stamp set you haven’t seen in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog called Snuggles & Smooches.  That’s because it was added to the Stampin’ Up! offerings in December as a new photopolymer release.  Tap on the photo of this great stamp set below to view all of the images.  This set has so many elements and so many possibilities.  Here I’ve used 3 stamps from the 12-stamp set – the “love” and the two hearts.

  • How do you feel about a non-traditional color scheme for Valentine’s Day?  I was getting a bit tired with working with reds and pinks, so I thought I’d give this a try – Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry.
  • The Pear Pizzazz background banner is run through the Big Shot using the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, new to the 2014-15 Annual Catalog back in July.   So pretty!
  • The large heart from the Snuggles & Smooches stamp set coordinates with the Sweetheart Punch for a quick punched image. I used my Paper Snips to snip out the small heart by hand.
  • I added a Tempting Turquoise Candy Dot from the Brights Collection.

Love closeup

And as promised, here are the results of the stamp giveaway that I announced HERE.  I used a random name generator, plugged in the names of the people who left comments, and our winner is . . .

Roberta wins

Roberta, email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to claim your free stamp set!  How exciting!  Ladies, thank you all for playing along – it was fun!

 

Don’t Forget!

And as always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use US97YC2Z when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

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Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"

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Hi There and Bloom for You

hello

Don’t you sometimes just want to reconnect with somebody you’ve been out of touch with?  Or just let someone know you’re thinking about them?  Here’s the perfect card to say “hello” using Stampin’ Up!’s Hi There stamp set.  And the flower comes from a single stamp called Bloom For You stamped in Strawberry Slush ink and punched out with the coordinating Fun Flower punch.

  • The extra layer of white cardstock on the front allows me to tuck the end of the Bermuda Bay Striped Ribbon.
  • The Circle Framelits are perfect for any size circle.  I’ve cut out this gorgeous gold stripe print from the Gold Soiree Specialty DSP pack from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
  • I used the star clip from the Basic Hodgepodge Clips assortment, pinned it behind the white “hello” banner, then tied on a piece of Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine.  Hello is stamped with a Gold Encore Pad.
  • I added a Bermuda Bay Candy Dot to the center of the flower – love those things!

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Don’t Forget!

To leave a comment for my free stamp giveaway.  You’ll find that post HERE.

As always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use US97YC2Z when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

 

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Hello Love Valentine

Hello Love

Here’s a quick and easy card using just 2 punches and one stamp from Stampin’ Up!  It’s definitely a Valentine’s Day kinda card, but it could be used all year long.  Who wouldn’t like getting this card in any month!

Not sure where the “hello love” came from?  That’s because it’s from a retired hostess set called Good Greetings.  Here’s a photo of all the great sentiments contained in this one set.

Good Greetings

Since Good Greetings is retired, you can replace the sentiment with something else appropriate that you have.  But wait – I just happen to have an extra copy that’s never been used!  Leave a comment to this post and let me know which sentiment is your favorite from this set.  I’ll do a random drawing from the comments below.  Saturday, January 17th, is my birthday, and to celebrate I’ll choose a winner on that day.  I’ll announce the winner here on my blog, so be sure to leave a comment now then check back on the 17th to see if you’ve won!

Now on to telling you about my card.  Color scheme is Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron – these colors work so well with each other, even though they aren’t in the same color collection!

  • Begin creating the circle heart images by using the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Punch into the cardstock then using the 1″ Circle Punch, punch around the heart.  It’s much easier in this order!
  • Save out one of the punched hearts and pop it up on a Dimensional next to the sentiment.
  • A little Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine is all the accessory you need with this fun layout.

Enjoy creating your own card and have fun playing with different color schemes.  This is a non-traditional Valentine’s Day color combo and if you’d prefer, you can try it in pinks and reds, maybe with some black.

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Don’t Forget!

  • Order your 2015 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog shares!  Get smaller portions of all of the wonderful new papers, ribbons and accessories.  Click HERE for more information.
  • And as always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use US97YC2Z when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.


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Tuesday Tidbits

Better Than stamp set

I’m SUPER excited (and you will be, too!) about the new photopolymer stamp set just released today called Better Than Email!  It’s just the perfect stamp for “signing” your beautiful works of art!  Order Item No. 140463 for just $15.95.

And I kid you not – the Weekly Deals this week are the best ever!  Just click on the photos below to see details and to order.

 

 

It’s a great day to order your Stampin’ Up! supplies!  And remember that you can get your free card kits with your order!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use US97YC2Z when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.


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