April Stamp With Me Card Class – attend or “by mail”

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Now that the craziness of Sale-A-Bration is over for the year, we’ll focus on the remaining time with the Occasions Catalog – just two more months!

  • When I saw the “Have a Cuppa” suite, including gorgeous designer paper and wonderfully coordinating stamp and dies, I just knew it would be one suite I’d be using over and over again.  So fun and bright!
  • We’ll be using Apple of My Eye to make an interesting way to open a card with a pretty fruit border.  Love this “sweet” set!
  • Break out the Aqua Painters and do some watercoloring with the very beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits.  Release your inner artist!

 

Class will be held on Thursday, April 14th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge located at 60 Seneca Street in Geneva, NY.

Can’t attend?  No worries – order your card packets and complete them on your own time schedule with my “By Mail” program.  You’ll receive all three projects, including envelopes, along with step-by-step PDF instructions and photos that will help you put your cards together.  Check it out HERE.

Class is $15 including 3 cards and 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 host/workshop code NUUTSPHD 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!  Not sure how to place an online order?  Just email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to get your order started.

Please register by the following dates for the option you’d like:
  • by Tuesday, April 12th, for the Geneva location.
  • before April 15th for your “By Mail” kit
Simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know that you’re attending or that you want your class “By Mail”.

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Bonus stamp set with April Paper Pumpkin

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It’s a big month for Stampin’ Up! It’s the third birthday of the Paper Pumpkin program, and in March, they shipped their ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything. The artwork is being kept a surprise, but I just know you’ll love EVERYTHING about it!

 

Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box.

 

Here’s a video of last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit:

 

Be sure to subscribe by April 10 (Sunday!) to get in on the fun! Click this link and get started!


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Posted on : Apr 09 2016
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Grow with Friends & Spring Days Card Collections for Card Shop

The next Card Shop card kits are now available, with two beautiful collections!

 

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

 

Ordering Code for the Sweet Easter and Sale-A-Bration Take 2 Card Shop Kits is good April 1 – 25th:  NUUTSPHD

 

After you place your order, simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know which card kits you’d like to receive.  You may choose one collection, both collections or two of your favorite collection.

Here is a look at the Grow with Friends Collection featuring the Helping Me Grow and Friends & Flowers Stamp Sets. Suite Sayings Stamp Set was also used again this month for sentiments.

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And here’s a look at the Spring Days Collection featuring the Happy Home and Apple of My Eye Stamp Sets.

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To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Host Code NUUTSPHD 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, and I don’t want you to be disappointed.

After you place your order, simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know which card collections you’d like to receive.  You may choose one collection, both collections or two of your favorite collection.  You’ll be e-mailed the downloadable PDF instructions for the collections you select and receive the pre-cut kit(s) in the mail.

Card Shop gives you lots of flexibility! There are two different Collections. Each collection features 4 different card designs.  Choose one collection, two collections, or even two of one collection if you really like one particular set of cards!
  1. Make 4 cards with one collection (your choice of Collection 1 or Collection 2) for $12 or FREE with a minimum order of $28.
  2. Make 8 cards with two collections (either Collection 1 AND Collection 2 or two of your favorite collection) for $20 or FREE with a minimum order of $45.
To get your kits free with an order, see ordering info at the beginning.
To pay the flat pricing, select either 4 cards or 8 cards below:
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And of course, if you should have any questions at all, please contact me at krisshuels@gmail.com.  I’m here to help!

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Balloon Celebration and Weekly Deals


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What’s better than balloons for creating birthday cards, and Stampin’ Up! has given us so many fun coordinating pieces to create balloons in the Balloon Celebration stamp set from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  This card is actually quite simple and gets its wow factor from a pretty subtles color scheme and lots of dimension.

  • I began by first stamping the collection of strings on Whisper White Cardstock using a Black Memento Stamp Pad.
  • Although there are several stamping options for the balloons themselves, I opted to simply punch out cardstock using the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  Bundle and save 15% when you purchase the Balloon Celebration stamp set AND the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I used all colors from the Subtles Collection, with the exception of the In Color Mint Macaron.  I just love this soft green!
  • I arranged the balloons to look as if they’re coming from the strings and used Dimensionals to create depth to the bundle.

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  • A piece of Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon ties them all together.  Use a Glue Dot for a fast hold.
  • Love the font used for the sentiments in Balloon Celebration!  I accented my sentiment banner with a Wisteria Wonder Candy Dot from the Subtles Collection.
  • The background diagonal striped paper comes from the Subtles Color Collection.  This package of designer paper is so versatile and economical.  You’ll receive 40 sheets of 12″x12″ paper, 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in all 10 collection colors.
  • I often use a thin black border to set off the various elements of my cards.  By using Black Cardstock between the card base and the designer paper, it really makes the colors pop!

And today is Tuesday, so there are new Weekly Deals!  Stampin’ Up! also announced today that they will be discontinuing the Weekly Deals program on April 18th.  So there’s just two weeks left to get in on the savings!

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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 NUUTSPHD 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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Limited Time Bonus Freebie Club

There are just TWO DAYS left of Sale-A-Bration!  Let’s end it on a fabulous note with my personal BONUS FREEBIE Club! This one-time ordering club is limited to TEN people… first come, first served, so signed up today!

WHAT:

End of Sale-A-Bration Bonus Freebie Club!

WHAT YOU DO:

Place an order for $50 before shipping and tax

WHAT YOU GET:

One free Sale-A-Bration Gift, a set of the current Card Shop card kits AND $10 in FREE merchandise – you choose anything at all from either the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog OR the Occasions Catalog (except for 12″x12″ designer paper which incurs extra postage to mail to you).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, e-mail me at krisshuels@gmail.com that you would like a spot in the SAB Bonus Freebie Club! The first TEN people to e-mail me will get a spot! You’ll then have until Thursday March 31st at 5:00pm EDT to e-mail me your order and freebie selections. I’ll let you know your total, collect payment and submit the orders!

 

Need some suggestions on what to purchase this time of the year?  Grab all of your 2014-16 In Color products now before they’re sold out.
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Weekly Deals are always a great way to shop wisely!
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Three for One Today – Happy Birthday, Congrats and Welcome

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We’re now into Spring, but not so in Central New York!  It’s gloomy and 32 degrees out while I type this post.  But no matter what’s going on outside, I can find my “happy place” amidst Stampin’ Up!’s bright, fun colors.  And the beautiful It’s My Part Designer Series Paper has the perfect color scheme to brighten anyone’s day – Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Basic Black.

 

And I’m trying to use our beautiful Sale-A-Bration products every day, since there are only a few days left of the best Stampin’ Up! sale of the year!  My sentiment comes from Perfect Pairings, a wonderful sentiment stamp set that you’ll be able to use time and time again.  Here’s another card I made using this great stamp set – click HERE.

 

My Stampin’ Up! team, the From the Heart Stampers, does a sketch challenge twice a month.  It’s a really fun way to see what everyone’s working on and to get some inspiration for a new design.  I always start my card designs with a sketch layout, so this is especially fun for me.  This is just one of the many perks for being a part of my team.  Here’s the sketch I was working from for my card design:

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See how easy it is to create a fabulous card with a great sketch and some beautiful Stampin’ Up! supplies!

 

  • I cut the It’s My Party designer paper into different widths from 1/4″ to 3/4″.  It killed me to not keep them straight – I’m such a perfectionist – but I thought it actually looked better to be a little “off”.
  • The large flower is created using the Floral Frames Framelits with the Big Shot.  Circles are cut using the Circle Framelits.  Leaves and tiny Crushed Curry flower are cut using Flower Fair Framelits.  Yes, I do use my Framelits a lot!
  • There’s a little nest of Silver Thread between the flower and the Crushed Curry circle.  Just add some SNAIL Adhesive to the center of the flower, wad up a nice long piece of thread and stick it down into the adhesive.  Use Dimensionals to hold the circles on top.  Yes, this thread looks better “messy” too!  At first I wound it around my hand making it into nice, even loops, but it looked too forced.

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And why stop there with this great layout!  I went on to create some congratulations and welcome cards for my team members.  First up is a fabulous “way to go” card, complete with stars and glimmer paper.

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  • The big star is cut with – you guessed it – the Stars Framelits.
  • The tiny silver star is a handheld punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • “Way to Go” is one of the many celebratory stamps in the Bravo stamp set, found in the main Annual Catalog.  I stamped it once in Black Memento Ink then again on scrap paper in Melon Mambo ink and cut out the “to” banner, adhering it over the black stamping with Dimensionals.
  • Check out the sweet little Melon Mambo enamel dot from the It’s My Party collection!  Love that they have a self-adhesive backing.

 

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And my last version of this card went out to brand new team members who have joined my team this month.  In all, we’ve added quite a number of demonstrators, both hobbyists and business-builders, during Sale-A-Bration!  There are a few days left – won’t you consider joining our team?  During Sale-A-Bration, choose $155 of products and pay only $99 – an extra $30 in products during this sale only.  And your starter kit ships free, giving you an additional 10% savings!

 

Consider taking Stampin’ Up! for a test drive!  You have absolutely nothing to lose, and you may gain a great deal – demonstrator discounts, earning extra money and the community of stampers found with my team.  Click HERE to check out all the reasons to consider joining the From the Heart Stampers!

 

 

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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 J32QV2J3 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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Paper Pumpkin – you’ve just gotta have it!

Click on the Stampin’ Up! video image above to see the March Paper Pumpkin Kit!  The March kit makes it easy to celebrate all the birthdays, babies, graduations, and weddings this spring. In just minutes, you’ll have eight adorable cards, each with a pocket for a gift card. Now that’s what we call a pocketful of cheer!

 

Don’t miss out on another terrific kit from Stampin’ Up!  These sweet kits make the perfect thing to take along on vacation, to a craft get together with friends or an especially sweet gift!  It’s all there in one pretty box, and it’s so fun to see what’s coming your way each month.

 

 

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BONUS STAMP SET IN APRIL!  Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription kits are three years old!  And to celebrate, subscribe by April 10th, and your April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called “All about Everything.” The images are being kept a surprise, but Stampin’ Up! knows you’ll love EVERYTHING about it!

 

SALE-A-BRATION PAPER PUMPKIN PROMOTION!  Purchase your 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription and receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!   But hurry – Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st!

 

PURCHASE THE 3-MONTH OR 12-MONTH PAPER PUMPKIN KITS HERE.

 

ENROLL IN YOUR MONTHLY PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION HERE.

 

And speaking of Sale-A-Bration, here’s a video on all the fun projects you can make with the What I Love two-step stamp set, which can be yours free!

 

It’s Tuesday – time to announce our Weekly Deals for this week!

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Lots going on right now at Stampin’ Up!  Be sure to place your final orders for Sale-A-Bration.  Sale ends March 31st!

 

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 J32QV2J3 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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Easter Egg with Sale-A-Bration Glitter Tape and Washi Tape

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I had so much fun creating the card I’m sharing today.  Combining the Metallics Glitter Tape (a free gift during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration) and Washi Tapes to make this Easter egg is so easy, especially if you follow my easy directions below.

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Begin with two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock.  The one we’re going to cut with the Oval Framelit measures 5-1/4″ x 4″, then use the Corner Rounder on all four corners.  This piece will be our frame.  The second piece of cardstock measures 5″ x 3-3/4″ and will act as our working surface to create the egg.

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On our working surface piece of cardstock, draw the oval using the same framelit that you cut out the frame cardstock with.

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Begin using your Glitter and Washi Tapes to fill in the oval.  You could also do this with strips of designer series paper, although having the adhesive already on the washi tape makes it go more quickly.  For my egg, I used the Cherry on Top Washi Tape and the In Color Washi Tape that is a host-exclusive gift in the 2016 Occasions Catalog, in addition to the Glimmer Tape from Sale-A-Bration.

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Adhere your frame cardstock over top of the working surface cardstock and you’re ready to continue to decorate your card!

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  • The “happy easter” sentiment is easy to separate from the image in the Easter Lamb stamp.  Just use a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color over the words then stamp onto your Whisper White Cardstock.
  • The Rose Garden Thinlits Dies contain a frame that I used to cut out the sentiment, as well as the leaves that were cut out from Cucumber Crush Cardstock.  Be sure to have your Fine-Tip Glue Pen handy for the leaves!
  • I made the flower by cutting 6 layers of Watermelon Wonder Cotton Paper with the smallest of the Floral Frames Dies.  Cut all 6 at the same time, then hold them together as you remove them from the thinlit.  Using a Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce Mat, poke a hole in the center and slide in a Mini Silver Brad.  Begin in the center and smoosh the first layer of the flower in tight so it creates a knot in the center.  Then smoosh in the other layers working from the center out, gradually smooshing less.  (Yes, “smooshing” is a technical crafting term – LOL!)

 

Don’t Forget!
This is the final month of Sale-A-Bration!  Be sure to order your favorite Stampin’ Up! products and choose unlimited free gifts for each and every $50 you spend!

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 J32QV2J3 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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Posted on : Mar 21 2016
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Happy Birthday Blooms

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Birthday Bouquet is another beautiful suite in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog.  Having a suite of products that coordinates perfectly completely takes the guesswork out of what to use to create a gorgeous card – Stampin’ Up! does it all for us!  I’ve only used a few of the products highlighted in the catalog, but feel free to add more!

  • A beautiful designer paper like Birthday Bouquet DSP is the perfect place to begin a card.  Here I’ve used two of these prints combined with the Blushing Bride and White diagonal stripe from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • The pretty background created allows our sweet sentiment from Birthday Blooms stamp set to shine.  Stamped in Pool Party ink and cut out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, it’s the perfect focal point to our quick and easy card.

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  • The new Pool Party Glitter Ribbon is SCRUMPTIOUS!  I was a little hesitant to order it because usually glitter means it’s stiff.  But this is so soft and ties really nicely!
  • In case you’d like to copy this layout using this designer paper or any other pretty papers, the three designer pieces each measure 1-1/2″ x 3″.
  • It seems I use the Petite Petal Punch a lot – it’s just the right touch to so many cards!

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  • For one of the flower centers, I used a Metal Rimmed Pearl; the other flower center is a Pool Party button from the Subtles Designer Buttons pack threaded through the center with White Baker’s Twine.  Don’t forget your Glue Dots for adhering the button!

 

Don’t Forget!
This is the final month of Sale-A-Bration!  Be sure to order your favorite Stampin’ Up! products and choose unlimited free gifts for each and every $50 you spend!

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 J32QV2J3 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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Have A Cuppa is Tea-riffic

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Today I have two versions of the same card and I need your help – which do you like best?  Leave me a comment and vote for “tea-riffic” or “it’s your day”.   It’s all about the Have A Cuppa product suite in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog.  This is one set that I’ll never part with, even when it retires.  I absolutely love the coordination between the stamped images in A Nice Cuppa stamp set and the Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies.  And right now you can bundle the two together and save 15%.

  • Color scheme is Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Whisper White – lots of the most popular Stampin’ Up! colors!
  • The Have A Cuppa Designer Paper is 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs in a 6″ x 6″ stack and has a wonderful mix of bolder prints and prints that are more tone-on-tone.
  • Take a snip of Melon Mambo Cardstock and the heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to create the little heart motif.   A Rhinestone Jewel is the perfect accent for the heart.  And this week, Rhinestones are a part of the Weekly Deals – marked down to just $3.75!

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  • This version features the Fabulous Four stamp set – perfect to send this card as a birthday card.
  • For both cards, I stamped the cup in Bermuda Bay ink and the lemon in Crushed Curry ink.  The cup has a framelit that works nicely to cut it out and I used my Paper Snips for cutting out the lemon.  I also added a slice in the center so that it can look like it’s sitting on the cup’s rim.  A Dimensional on the front piece of the lemon really makes it come to life.
  • Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon is the perfect accent for my card.  It matches the designer paper perfectly and ties beautifully around the cup handle.

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Here are both of my cards up close.  Remember, leave a comment and let me know which card you like best.  It’s fun to hear from you and sometimes my favorite isn’t always your favorite!

 

And be sure to take advantage of my FREE monthly card kits – Sweet Easter and Sale-A-Bration Take 2 will be ready to send out soon!  Click HERE for more information about this month’s card kits.  Here’s a sneak peek at what I have in store for you this month:

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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 J32QV2J3 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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