Your Perfect Day

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Time to start thinking about wedding cards – June is the biggest wedding month of the year!  Stampin’ Up! has a couple of really nice wedding stamp sets in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Today I’m featuring Your Perfect Day.  And remember – you only have until June 2nd to order from the Occasions Catalog!

  • As with many of my cards, I began with a great wedding designer paper called Something Borrowed.  It contains various prints in Sahara Sand and Whisper White, perfect for adding your own wedding color scheme.  And with more sheets of each design, this paper is great for creating multiple projects, like wedding save the date, invitations or thank you cards.
  • The cake image is stamped with StazOn Ink, then a slight bit of coloring was done with the Aqua Painter and Sahara Sand Stamp Pad.
  • A piece of Doily peeks out of the side for a little soft interest.
  • I also used the Corner Rounder on the two right-hand corners.  This little addition can change up the look of your card so much!
  • The sweet hearts on the cake come from the Heart Border Punch.  I added tiny Pearls to each.
  • Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon is so soft and easy to tie.  Here I added a second piece to have a double knotted ribbon look.

Don’t Forget!

You always have the opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me.  Use hostess code YT373CJ3 when checking out to receive your May Card Shoppe or Stamp With Me cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HEREYou’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Nobody Loves Like a Mom

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This sentiment is simply the perfect one for mothers everywhere and comes from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog stamp set called Mother’s Love.  Mother’s Day is just a week away, so be sure to honor the moms in your life with a beautiful handmade card!

  • I’ve used the pretty Painted Blooms Designer Paper as the basis for my card and a wonderfully springy color scheme – Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.
  • Gold Embossing Powder really makes the sentiment stand out on the Rose Red cardstock circle.   It’s layered with a pretty Doily.
  • Again, Stampin’ Up! does the coordination factor so well!  I’ve used a Gold Button and some gold fibers from the Gold Baker’s Twine through the button, as well as Wild Wasabi Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.
  • It’s a super simple card, but my mother-in-law will love it!

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I’m missing my mom terribly as I create Mother’s Day cards; she has been gone 10 years now and left this Earth way too young.  Please indulge me as I share one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  This picture says it all – no one loves like mom!

Mom and Infant Kriss

Don’t Forget!

You always have the opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me.  Use hostess code YT373CJ3 when checking out to receive your May Card Shoppe or Stamp With Me cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HEREYou’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Big Shot

$99.95
Heat Tool

$29.95
Glue Dots

$4.95

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Sweet Dreams, baby boy or baby girl!

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Whether you need a baby boy or a baby girl card, this one works out great!  Stampin’ Up! has designed the Sweet Dreams Designer Paper and the Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons so that you’ll have lots of choices!

  • The One Tag Fits All is such a fun stamp set!  Here I’ve stamped the frame in Lost Lagoon Ink and Calypso Coral Ink.  The duck is stamped, colored in with markers, cut out and popped up on DimensionalsPlease note:  While the catalog says that this stamp set coordinates with the Note Tag Punch, I would not recommend planning to use the punch with the stamped frame image.  I feel it takes too much of the frame away, and I preferred to cut it by hand with my Paper Snips.  It’s an easy image to hand cut and the results are much better.
  • Do I ever make a card that I don’t use the Circle Framelits?  I think it is the most useful tool I have in my studio!
  • Add some coordinating embellishments from the Occasions Catalog.  The Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons contain the Crisp Cantaloupe and Lost Lagoon buttons, as well as one in Sahara Sand and a pretty white heart.  Tie some simple White Baker’s Twine through the center and adhere it to the card with Glue Dots.
  • A snip of Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon is tucked behind the circle.  It works for both cards since the duck is also colored Hello Honey.
  • The Sahara Sand cardstock layer is run through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder for the top of the cardstock.

Don’t Forget!

April Card Shoppe card kits have sold out this month!  But no fear – you always have the opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me.  Use hostess code YT373CJ3 when checking out to receive your May Card Shoppe or Stamp With Me cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HEREYou’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

 

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Big Shot

$99.95
Glue Dots

$4.95

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Tuesday Tidbits

STAMP WITH ME CLASS – ATTEND OR BY MAIL

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I have the May Stamp With Me card samples available early this month!  May Stamp With Me Class will continue to show you more products from the 2015 Occasions Catalog as we focus June’s two biggest events – Father’s Day and graduations.

I’d like you to be able to participate in whatever way that works best for you!

  1. Attend class on Thursday, May 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge,  located at 60 Seneca Street in Geneva, NY.
  2. Attend class on Thursday, May 21st, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse, 199 Hidden Valley Rd., Rochester NY 14624.
  3. Get your card packets in the mail from me with my “By Mail” program – check it out HERE.

Class is $15 including coordinating envelopes, or your cards are free with a minimum $25 order, whether you attend or get your card kits “By Mail”!

Place an online order HERE using hostess/workshop code YT373CJ3 to receive your cards and envelopes completely FREE!  And if you’re not able to attend, I will mail your card kits to you free of charge!

If you’re attending class, I’ll provide all of the supplies you’ll need to create your cards except for Stampin’ Up! SNAIL Adhesive and Dimensionals, which you’ll need to bring with you.  If you don’t have these adhesives, please let me know.  I’ll bring them with me to class.

Please register by the following dates for the option you’d like:

  • before Wednesday, May 6th for the Geneva location
  • before Wednesday, May 20th for the Rochester location and
  • before May 20th for your “By Mail” kit

Simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know that you’re attending one of the two classes or that you want your class “By Mail”.

 

RETIRING PRODUCTS FOR 2015

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The big news this week is, of course, the continuing of the Retiring Products List.  Be sure to check out what is already sold out and grab your favorites before they’re gone forever!  Click this link to view the full list:  Retiring Products List 2015

Place your online order HERE using hostess/workshop code YT373CJ3 to receive free card kits for May!

 

WEEKLY DEALS

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Combine the savings of the Weekly Deals with your retiring products order this week – lots of great products deeply discounted!

 

 


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Guy Greetings and Hats Off

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It’s that time of year again!  Time to think about the men in our lives and get ready for Father’s Day in June.  And Stampin’ Up! has released two perfect products for masculine cards – both in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.

  • Our designer paper and color scheme come from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  This beautiful paper has lots of plaids and neutrals on one side and real-life nature elements on the other.  This piece is Island Indigo, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.
  • I used the Oval Framelits to cut Whisper White cardstock for the main image and a border of Basic Black cardstock.  The Whisper White cardstock is offstamped using Smoky Slate ink and the Dictionary background stamp.  Just ink up your stamp with Smoky Slate ink, stamp onto a scrap piece of paper then onto your oval so that the ink is light and it creates a background for the hats.
  • This fun stamp set is called Guy Greetings.  If you’re going to purchase just one stamp set for all the guys in your life, this is the one.  It comes complete with lots and lots of sentiments and some really great old-fashioned images.  And good news – you can choose between all three stamp types for this set.  Choose wood mount, clear mount or photopolymer!  Here I stamped the hats image and sentiment in Black Memento Ink.
  • I used my Stampin’ Pierce Mat and Paper-Piercing Tool to set the Silver Brads.  You can’t see it very well in the photo, but the black oval is paper pierced as well using the Occasions Paper-Piercing Template.  This great product is on the retiring products list, so be sure to grab yours before it’s gone!

Retiring Products List 2015

 

Don’t Forget!

April Card Shoppe card kits have sold out this month!  But no fear – you always have the opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me.  Use hostess code YT373CJ3 when checking out to receive your May Card Shoppe or Stamp With Me cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HEREYou’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

 

 

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Big Shot

$99.95

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The Retiring List is HERE!

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This year, not only can you shop the retiring products list, but you can also receive BIG Stampin’ Up! discounts on much of the soon-to-be-gone inventory!  Choose stamp sets, punches, dies, ribbon, pretty paper and much more!

Click HERE for the Retiring Products List 2015

  • Stamps will be available for purchase through May 26.
  • Accessories (punches, paper, dies, etc.) are available for purchase while supplies last and can sell out quickly!
  • Select retiring products discounted up to 50% off

This retiring products list and discounts begin TODAY and is only available through June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last). If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it now (or stock up) before it’s gone for good!

Please note:  The Stampin’ Up! online ordering system is NOT working properly this morning!  If you’re having trouble placing your order, it is NOT your computer.  Please try again later as I’m sure they’ll have this fixed soon!

 

Here’s a wonderful video created by Stampin’ Up! to showcase some of our favorite retiring products:

And why not add on some of the current product that is now on sale with the Weekly Deals!

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Butterflies are here – the wait is over!

The wait is over! You can now order your Butterfly Thinlits AND receive a discount or free gift for being so patient!  Contact me to place your order, or shop in my online store.  Use hostess code UQQV236V and receive free April card kits, too!

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Sheltering Tree Thinking of You

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Sheltering Tree stamp set by Stampin’ Up! has been one of the most popular stamp sets in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  And with good reason!  There are so many pieces to this stamp set – 14 in all – to create trees for all seasons and holidays.  You’ll find an additional card I made using this stamp set HERE.  There are really minimal materials for this simple card – the fun is in the stamp set and all the different components you’ll be able to use!

  • I’ve used the cloud print from Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper to replicate a backdrop of sky.  This gorgeous paper isn’t just for babies!
  • Stamping in two tones of green really brings the tree to life.  I first used Pear Pizzazz ink then stamped over it with the same bitty stamp I used for the flowers using Old Olive ink.
  • Thinking of you sentiment comes with the stamp set, and is perfect for any occasion – or no occasion at all!  Time and again I hear that people are so thankful to receive a hand-stamped card.
  • A simple clip from Basics Hodgepodge collection holds a small piece of Calypso Coral ribbon to the edge – don’t forget to use Dimensionals so that you have room for the clip to ride behind the image.
  • The card base is Soft Suede – a pretty shade of brown you’ll find in the Neutrals Collection.

 

Don’t Forget!

Have you reserved your April Card Shoppe card kits yet?  Click HERE to see the designs this month and place a Stampin’ Up! order with me to receive yours free!  Earn free April card kits by using hostess code UQQV236V when checking out.  You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me; this is not a Stampin’ Up! offering – your card kits are free as my gift to you!   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Bravo and Way to Go

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There’s nothing like receiving some unexpected praise in the mail in the form of a hand-stamped card.  We all love to hear that we’ve done a good job, so be sure to pick up the Bravo stamp set by Stampin’ Up! for all your cards of congrats.  There are so many choices in this terrific set – 13 stamps in all!

  • My color scheme today is Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate – colors that are sure to say “wow”!
  • The Circle Framelits used with the Big Shot are one (actually two) of the best purchases you can make.  There are ten different size circles in this set for just $26.95 – an even better value than our great circle punches!  Plus, use them to build layers and frames, too.
  • My accents and embellishments kept with the fun theme.  I used Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, Bermuda Bay Sequins and a Tangerine Tango Candy Dot.  One of the sequins was pulled off the strip and attached separately to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

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I made up quite a few of these this month for my From the Heart Stampers teammates who had exceptional sales and recruiting during Sale-A-Bration.  Consider becoming a part of our team – I’d love for you to join us!  I offer lots and lots of support, both locally and long distance.  Click HERE to read more about my team!

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Earn free April card kits by using hostess code UQQV236V when checking out.  Did you miss seeing the April Card Shoppe choices?  Click HERE to view and order to receive yours free!   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Big Shot

$99.95

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Tuesday Tidbits and Update on Butterfly Thinlits

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As many of you know, the Butterflies Thinlits have been so popular that Stampin’ Up! ran out! Shipping delays have caused them to be unavailable for over a month. The ship arrived in port on April 3, but Stampin’ Up! is still waiting for the shipping container with the thinlits to be discharged. The soonest the Butterflies Thinlits will arrive in the warehouse is the beginning of the week of April 13. Stampin’ Up! estimates that the thinlits will be available for ordering on April 15.

Stampin’ Up! realizes that many of you were disappointed you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards–especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, you can choose one of two offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

 

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, Item No. 138633
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, Item No. 138634
  • Irrisistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Item No. 138635

Thank you for your patience! I will post an update on my blog when they’re available for purchase.

 

WEEKLY DEALS

I just love the Weekly Deals today – Mother’s Love stamp set is just gorgeous, and I love the framelit and punch offerings.  If you haven’t tried Washi Sheets yet, now’s the time!  They’re so easy to use with any framelit set.  And the grab a package of Something Borrowed Embellishments for your upcoming wedding cards – it’s almost that season!

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APRIL CARD SHOPPE

Card 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.

Here’s Collection 1 samples:

April AD Card Collection 1

And here’s Collection 2 samples:

April AD Card Collection 2

Place an online order HERE using hostess/workshop code UQQVZ3GV to receive your card kits completely FREE!

Find more information on the Card Shoppe card kit program HERE. 

 

STAMPIN’ UP! VIDEOS

Stampin’ Up! has created a couple of videos to get your creativity flowing – check them out below.

 

 


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