Last day to Sale-A-Brate!

Today is the FINAL day of Sale-A-Bration – Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year!  It’s been a wonderful three months, but it’s coming to a close today at 11:50pm ET. 

Stock up on retiring In Color products AND receive Sale-A-Bration free gifts!

One thing that you definitely want to do today (or if not, within the next two weeks) is make one final purchase of the 2015-17 In Colors.  On May 1st, they’ll all move to the retiring list and will be available only while supplies last.  Every year, there are disappointed customers who missed out on getting these great colors, especially the ink refills to go with your stamp pads.

 

I don’t know how I’ll survive without Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder!  They’ve been my “go to” colors the past two years.

The March Card Kits have sold out and with your purchase today (and next month), you’ll receive the all-new April Card Kits free with your purchase.  Just use Host Code YGNH4KRY to place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE.  Just click HERE to go to my online store and begin your online order.


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Floral Wings and Bold Butterflies Framelits

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No one does coordination better than Stampin’ Up! and today’s card is no exception!  Floral Wings stamp set is a photopolymer host-exclusive set in the Annual Catalog and has uber coordination factor in the various pieces of this two-step stamp set.  And Bold Butterflies Framelits along with the Big Shot will cut that sweet butterfly out just perfectly.

  • I’ve grabbed a palette of 2015-17 In Colors again, using Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe.  Gosh, will I ever get tired of these gorgeous colors?
  • Be sure to purchase a package of the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks.  You’ll receive 40 sheets total, 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in the 5 new In Colors.  I’m tellin’ ya – you’ll be using this paper on every project!
  • The Gold Metallic Doily was the perfect backdrop to my butterfly, but because this is a gate-fold card, I needed that piece to be a little more substantial, so I cut a Delightful Dijon cardstock circle from my Circle Framelits and adhered them together.

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  • You can see that this cards folds in half in the center, and the circle motif is what keeps the card together.  Just cut your cardstock base at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ like usual, but then score it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″.  I used my ScorePal for quick scoring.
  • You’ll want a strong adhesive to adhere half of the circle to the front of the card.  The new Tear & Tape Adhesive works perfectly for this job!  I also used it down the center of the butterfly body to adhere it to the Gold Doily, allowing the wings be free.

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  • And here’s the inside of my card.  Some stamping on a Whisper White cardstock liner is another great coordinating element.

Any questions about the gate card fold?  I’d love to hear from you – just leave me a comment!

 

And here are your weekly deals for this week!  Grab some of that Gold Glimmer Paper for the holidays!

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Don’t Forget!

Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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$110.00


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Watercolor Words

WatercolorWords

Watercolor Words stamp set by Stampin’ Up! really caught my eye on the first pass through the new 2015-16 Annual Catalog!  I love how all of the stamps look watercolored and think it’s pretty clever that the stamps can be made so that there’s less ink on part of the stamps – on purpose!

 

  • I can’t seem to get away from using the new 2015-17 In Colors – they’re just gorgeous!  This is Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron with Basic Black.
  • Great coordination factor – the flower in the Watercolor Words stamp set goes so nicely with the flower in the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • Circles are made with the 1-3/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, and the banner end is cut with the new Banner Triple Punch.
  • The center of the flower is created with a Metal Rimmed Pearl colored black with a Sharpie marker.
  • Dimensionals are important to this card.  The entire Whisper White Cardstock piece is popped up , then the flower circle is raised up off the card front by stacking 2 Dimensionals together on the left side and one Dimensional on the right side.

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This card came together in under a half hour.  It’s simple but effective for when there’s not a lot of time for fussing.

Don’t Forget!

August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready until mid-month, but you can begin earning your free cards right now!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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2015-17 In Color Pairings

IC tip top taupe

Do you remember the previous post with the cool layout I posted HERE?  I decided to use that same layout and explore some interesting color combinations using the new 2015-17 In Colors along with existing colors.  I’ve really enjoyed seeing different results in using all of the In Colors together, and now it’s time to pair the new In Colors with some of our other favorites.  Here are a couple of cards using just the new 2015-17 In Colors –  click HERE, HERE and HERE for some samples of how well they work together.  For now, let’s look at some other combos!

 

This card begins with Tip Top Taupe, our brand new neutral in the 2015-17 In Color Collection.  I love this paired with Basic Black, but then it needed a pop of color – and Bermuda Bay was just the color to do that!

IC Cucumber Crush

Next up is Cucumber Crush.  It looks fantastic with Basic Black again, and an equally bright and cheerful color Melon Mambo.  It’s also going to be a great color for a traditional Christmas green color.

IC Delightful Dijon

Delightful Dijon is going to be my “go to” color of autumn!  I just love the rich gold color.  It pairs nicely with a lot of the Regals Collection colors, and here I chose Cherry Cobbler.

IC Mint Macaron

Mint Macaron looks wonderful with a lot of colors!  I chose Calypso Coral and Blackberry Bliss for this card for a bit of an unusual combination but one I think works well.

IC Watermelon Wonder

If I had to choose one favorite color among the new In Colors, it would be Watermelon Wonder.  I love that it’s an unusual pink with a touch of coral to it.  It also combines well with a variety of colors.  Here I chose Island Indigo and Smoky Slate.

 

With all the cards, I used the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, a White Perfect Accent and a Rhinestone for accessories.  Some have ribbons; others have a strip of cardstock in the background.  I used three different Circle Punches and ran the two colored circles through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  And don’t forget to pop a couple of the circles up with Dimensionals – it makes such a difference!

 

You’ll notice that I stamped all of my cards with a welcome stamp – that’s because we added seven new members to the From the Heart Stampers Team last month!  Each brand new member received one of the color combos above.  I’d love for you to give the Stampin’ Up! experience a test drive – why not check it out further HERE and let me know if you’re interested!

 

Don’t Forget!

August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready until mid-month, but you can begin earning your free cards right now!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Big Shot

$110.00


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Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits

Watercolor butterfly

I’m sure by now you’ve seen lots and lots of samples using the coordinating products Watercolor Wings stamp set and the Bold Butterfly Framelits by Stampin’ Up!  But really, the possibilities are endless!  And you save by purchasing both in a bundle!

  • I’m totally hooked on the new 2015-17 In Colors.  I just can’t get enough of them!  And in my opinion using Basic Black with them just makes them pop.  I tried using the Tip Top Taupe as the card base and butterfly, and it just wasn’t as pretty.  Check out another card using 2015-17 In Colors and Basic Black HERE.
  • I began by running a strip of Delightful Dijon cardstock through the Big Shot with the brand new Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.  Another great one to use would be Fluttering with the embossed butterflies.
  • Rounding the corners on the Mint Macaron cardstock softens the look and coordinates better with the Watermelon Wonder cardstock circle which was cut with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  The leaf that’s stamped tone on tone comes from World of Dreams stamp set.
  • Now for the fun part – creating our butterfly!  I ran Basic Black cardstock through the Big Shot with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.  Then I used the framelit to trace a butterfly on the Watermelon Wonder Designer Paper.  I cut it out by hand with my Paper Snips and glued on the Basic Black piece over the top with a 2-Way Glue Pen.  After gluing, you can go back and trim more paper off if necessary.  I stamped the antennae on the circle then adhered the butterfly to the circle with one Dimensional in the center.

Bold Butterflies Framelits

  • This beautiful sentiment is contained in the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  I love what it says and I love the font!  I stamped in Black Memento Ink – my black ink of choice for most projects.
  • Now for some accessorizing!  The sweet resin flower is from the new In Color Blossom Accents – 4 each of all 5 colors in a package!
  • The four black shiny circle accents are White Perfect Accents colored with a Sharpie.  You can color them any color you choose, and they’re self adhesive.

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Do you love the 2015-17 In Colors as much as I do?  Why not join my In Color Club – details can be found HERE.  But hurry – there are only two weeks left to join!

Don’t Forget!

July Cards Shoppe cards are almost ready to be posted!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code XTTVECX6 when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Big Shot

$110.00


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Happy June Birthdays with Layered Letters Alphabet

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy June!  I’m in the process of making a big stack of these birthday cards to send out to my customers and team members whose birthdays are happening this month.  I’m sharing it here for three reasons:

  1. Learn how to receive your birthday card – with enclosed 20% off coupon – on your birthday month with my Birthday Club.  Click HERE to read all about it and to sign up.
  2. After seeing this pretty card, I just know you’ll want to sign up for my new 2015-17 In Color Club – an easy, affordable way to get all of the new In Color products.  Click HERE to read about the In Color Club and to join now.
  3. The black and white designer paper is part of a brand new 12″ x 12″ paper pack called Everyday Chic.  Grab yourself a Designer Series Paper Share that I’m offering and receive it, as well as a total of  111 6″x6″ sheets of all of the new designer papers for this year!  Click HERE for all the details about my Catalog Shares.

And now on to the card details.

This card features almost all brand new product from the 2015 Annual Catalog that is being released tomorrow – June 2nd!

  • I began the idea for making this card by realizing that “happy” has 5 letters and there are 5 new In Colors. – Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.  What could be more perfect!
  • And the best new alphabet set is Layered Letters Alphabet.  The stamp that creates the 5 colors behind the word is also included in this set.  I’ve owned alphabet stamps in the past, and this one has already gotten more use than any of the ones before.  And it comes in photopolymer so it’s really easy to line up everything.  Be sure to use Black Memento Ink with your photopolymer stamps.  It’s easy to remove without a lot of staining.
  • The “birthday wishes” sentiment comes from another new stamp set called Build a Birthday.  You’ll definitely be seeing this stamp set more than just the sentiment used.  It’s a great cake-building stamp set, also in photopolymer so that you can line up all the different layers of the cake.
  • Everyday Chic has all black and white patterns to it and is totally usable for all your projects.  I was fortunate enough to receive this package of paper on the Incentive Trip to Hawaii; it isn’t available to demonstrators for pre-order, so there is no code generated for it at the bottom.  Just know that on June 2nd, you can order Item No. 138445 for $11.

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Don’t Forget!

June 1st begins a new month for earning Card Shoppe Card Kits!  Use host code W9JHQR96 when ordering to receive your June Card Shoppe cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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2015-17 In Color Club is HERE!

It’s that time again – time to introduce the 2015-17 In Color Club!  The products I look most forward to in the new Annual Catalog are the release of the new In Colors.  Everything looks fresh with the addition of one of these ultra-current shades.  And to help you get all of the new In Color products, I’m offering them in a club format.  The club runs from June – October 2015 and there’s also an EXPRESS option again this year to get everything all in one shipment.

 

All In Color Club members will receive two free welcome gifts – an In Color Bookmark and 5 coordinating envelopes.

 

Here’s a look at your free gifts.  Use your In Color bookmark to keep your place in your new catalog or keep it handy as a color reference in your creative space!  Your 5 coordinating, stamped and lined envelopes can be used to send your In Color card set.  (Liners may vary in print but will still coordinate with cards.)
Every month, you’ll receive the following (multiply the list by 5 for what you’ll have by the end of 5 months!)
  • A hand-stamped card featuring your In Color of the Month
  • 12 sheets of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
  • 1 Ink Pad
  • 1 Ink Refill
  • 1 yard Dotted Lace Trim
  • 4 Blossom Accents
  • 1 Stampin’ Write Marker
  • (2) 6″ x 12″ sheets of In Color Designer Series Paper Slab
  • (2) 6″ x 12″ sheets of In Color Envelope Paper

Here’s a look at what you’ll end up with!

NOTE:  You will also receive all of the 6″ x 12″ In Color Designer Series Paper Slab sheets (2 each of all 5 colors).  This product is not yet available to demonstrators, so it is not included in the photo.

 

This club makes it possible for you to have the coordination on a budget. Plus, it’s a fun surprise to see which color you’ll get each month!

 

All kits are packaged with care. $5.60 shipping will be added on to your total each month and your goodies will be sent via a Priority Flat Rate Mailer. If you want “in” just follow these steps!

  1. E-mail me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know that you want to join.
  2. You’ll provide me with your credit card information and your card will be charged between the 1st and 10th of the month for $26 plus $5.60 shipping for a total of $31.60 for 5 months (June – October).
  3. Every month, between the 25th and 30th of the month, you’ll receive your In Color package in the mail with an assortment of products featuring one of the In Colors and a hand-stamped card to match your month’s color (one of the ones featured above). You’ll receive a different color each month until you have all 5 colors.
  4. You’ll be sent your Welcome Gifts with your first month’s shipment.

Now, I know there are those of you who want all of your colors right away!  And that’s okay.  Just choose the In Color Club EXPRESS and get EVERYTHING mailed to you in one shipment with one payment. You’ll spend more at one time, but you’ll save on shipping. And you’ll get all of your products right away! And you’ll still receive your FREE Welcome Gifts.

 

The In Color Club Express is a one-time payment of $130 with a one-time shipping charge of $10.95.  To take advantage of the In Color Club EXPRESS, just e-mail me at krisshuels@gmail.com and I’ll get you started!

 


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New 2015-16 Annual Catalog Sneak Peeks!

 New In Colors

My favorite thing about a new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is seeing the new In Colors.  There’s something about refreshing our colors each year with 5 new shades that makes my heart sing!  And it can change the look of your projects so much by combining the new colors with the existing ones!  I’m happy to give you a sneak peek of this year’s Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 In Colors:  Mint Macaron (this is the correct spelling), Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Delightful Dijon!

Here are three files that will whet your whistle for these new colors, as well as some of the other wonderful products.  You’ll be seeing more of these in the future when I begin sharing my own samples.  For now, feast your eyes on just a sampling of all that awaits us for the coming Stampin’ Up! year!

YOU CAN RECEIVE THESE PRODUCTS NOW!  How you ask?

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Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and you can add the Sneak Peek and Host Set products from the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog that you see in the links above. Choose up to $125 in your choice of products (either from the pre-order selections or mix with other current products–it’s your choice).  That’s $26 in free product.  The kit ships free for another 10% savings!  Have a question?  Simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com – I’d love to chat!

EVEN MORE REASONS TO PURCHASE THE STAMPIN’ UP! STARTER KIT:

  • Order your $99 Starter Kit through me HERE.   You can even watch a short video about becoming a part of Stampin’ Up!  Become a part of my very active team – click HERE to view more about us!
  • It’s your choice – choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for your kit.  You’ll receive $26 in FREE product!
  • Free Shipping!  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • Stock up!  Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.  You’ll be able to order from the full catalog released on June 2!
  • 20% discount!  Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.
  • No risk!  You’ll have through September 30, 2015 to see if you’d like to continue receiving demonstrator discounts and benefits.
  • No penalty!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter (the date you join through September 30), you will renew and remain active for another quarter (October – December). If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can simply “drop” with no penalty.
  • No catch!  You can enjoy your demonstrator status with no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.  It’s a great way to earn extra money and to purchase your own supplies at a discount.

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