Tuesday Tidbits

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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.
Check out this video on one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can get free.  It’s called A Happy Thing.  It’s also a great tutorial on how to color with our new Blendabilities markers.  You can also choose Blendabilities for your free Sale-A-Bration gift!

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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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February Stamp With Me Class – attend or “by mail”

February’s Stamp With Me card class is ready!  And I have THREE different ways you can participate – choose the way that works best for you!

1.  Attend class on Thursday, February 12th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge, 60 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY.

2. Attend class on Thursday, February 19th, 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.

 

Here’s a sneak peek:

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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 SX3N3Q6E 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, February 11th for the Geneva location

before Wednesday, February 18th for the Rochester location and

before February 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”.


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Valentine’s Day Ghirardelli Candy Holder

 Valentines

I initially posted this Valentine’s Day treat idea in February last year.  It’s had so many hits on Pinterest this past month (over 50,000 impressions!) that I decided to re-post it so that you will have complete instructions on how to create these at home.  It’s the perfect little chocolate gift decorated Stampin’ Up! style!  The most important tool is the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

  • Begin with card stock that measures 2″ x 7-1/2″.  Score at 3-5/8″ and 3-7/8″, so either side of center to make the gusset.
  • Then punch both ends of your card stock with the Topper Punch.  Decorate as you wish, or follow my design.
  • I love the sweet hearts from the Adorning Accents embossing folder.
  • I grabbed an oldie but goodie stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment.
  • You’re going to LOVE embossing the Gold and Silver Foil Sheets!  Here I used the Fasionable Hearts Embosslits, but I’m thinking I’ll be doing this a lot in the future with the embossing folders.
  • Chocolates are tied up with Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon and Gold Baker’s Twine.
  • Add a sweet little Vanilla Candy Dot to one of the hearts and you’re done!

Here’s a close-up of one of them:
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And what’s inside?  Yum!  Just hold it in place with a bit of SNAIL.  Of course, my card stock just had to match the Ghirardelli dark chocolate and raspberry packaging!
Valentine open

Don’t Forget

January free card kits are over, but you can begin to earn February Stamp With Me card kits right away!   Please use SX3N3Q6E when checking out to receive February Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great class HERE.   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.

THINGS YOU’LL NEED:
Item No. 125596 Fashionable Hearts Embosslits $11.95
Item No. 125601 Adorning Accents Embosslng Folders (3) $8.95 (retired)
Item No. 133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch $22.95
Item No. 132622 Gold Foil Sheets (2 12″x12″ pieces) $3.95
Item No. 122981 Pink Pirouette 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (10 yds.) $6.95 (retired but substitute the following):
Item No. 134558 Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon
Item No. 132976 Gold Baker’s Twine $3.50
Item No. 130934 Neutrals Candy Dots (100) $5.95
Item No. 128748 Teeny Tiny Wishes wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes clear $26.95


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Painted Petals from Leadership Conference

Painted Petals

Today began the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando.  I wasn’t able to attend this year, but I did watch some of the conference via live streaming.  I loved the projects that our Co-Founder and CEO Shelli Gardner presented.  The good thing about not going is that I could go right to my design table and try some of her ideas.  Sad to say, this card didn’t turn out nearly as gorgeous as Shelli’s – I’ve decided I’m just not a shabby chic kinda gal – but I still thought it showed off the Painted Petals stamp set in the Occasions Catalog nicely.

  • Colors are Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz. 
  • For the splatters, I used Gorgeous Grunge for the Blackberry and Sky splatters.  For the Pear Pizzazz, I took a wet paint brush, dipped it in the ink and “flung” it onto the cardstock with little tap of the brush.
  • The sentiment is a great one – who wouldn’t want to receive this!  It’s stamped in Memento Black Ink, cut out with an Oval Framelit and popped up on Dimensionals.
  • Pearls are the only embellishment, keeping it simple and letting this pretty stamp set do its thing!

painted petals closeup

I want to try this same card in different color schemes and with different sentiments.  Once you have a great layout like this one, you can change it up all different ways.  I’m thinking Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow and Coastal Cabana next!

Don’t Forget

January free card kits are over, but you can begin to earn February Stamp With Me card kits right away!   Please use SX3N3Q6E when checking out to receive February Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great class HERE.   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 – This week is all about embossing! 

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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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