Paper Pumpkin – buy 1st month get the 2nd free



Are you brand new to Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up!?  For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!  Pay the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping) for your first month, then your second month is absolutely free!


AND here’s an additional special offer from me!  Receive a special thank you gift in the mail when I see that you’ve selected me as your demonstrator when subscribing to Paper Pumpkin!  It will be a little something fun from the brand new Holiday Catalog that is making its debut on September 1st!


What is Paper Pumpkin?  It’s a monthly paper-crafting kit that contains a stamp set, ink and all the consumables you’ll need to create that month’s project.  You’ll also receive beautiful step-by-step instructions.  Once your consumables are gone, continue to use your stamp set and ink for years to come!


Order your Paper Pumpkin today!  
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  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Offer valid August 11-October 10, 2016

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New stamp sets, Paper Pumpkin August sneak peek and more



Thoughtful Branches Bundle is now available – but only while supplies last for the month of August!  You’re going to LOVE the coordination of the stamp set and framelits and it’ll definitely be a “must have” for your stamp collection.

Here’s what the stamp set and framelits look like:


I think you’ll want to move quickly on this one – I doubt that they will last until August 31st!

Click HERE to view the above flyer in a larger format to see the delicious details!




I’m thrilled that Stampin’ Up! is giving us a sneak peek of the August Paper Pumpkin kit – the stamp set that is contained in the card set.  It’s a beauty!  I know you’ll want to be sure to order your Paper Pumpkin kit this August to get this and the consumables you’ll need to create gorgeous cards.   Here’s a look just the stamp set:



It’s a 4″ x 5″ photopolymer stamp set – a $16 value JUST for the stamps!

To begin your Paper Pumpkin subscription, go here to

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Another new stamp set!  Let everyone know that your projects are made by hand, with love. Available in wood-mount or clear-mount, the I Stamped This stamp set includes 16 stamps, giving you a variety of ways to say that your project was created with care using quality Stampin’ Up! products.

I stamped this

AVAILABLE AUGUST 2, 2016-MAY 31, 2017


HOLIDAY CATALOG TIME!!!   It’s amazing to think that the holidays will be here before we know it!  And I want to be sure that you’re prepared to create lots of beautiful holiday projects with the gorgeous crafting products from Stampin’ Up!

Just email me and say “Yes, I want one!”if you intend to order products through me for the holiday season, and I’ll be sure to send you a new catalog when they’re available.

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Summer Lovin’ II Card Collection

We’ll be continuing our Summer Lovin’ theme again this month with a brand new card collection from my Card Shop!


Newly designed kits are available every month.  Here’s a look at the current designs! These designs are available until July 30th.


Summer Lovin’ II Collection:

Summer Lovin'


My card kits include pre-cut, pre-punched and pre-die cut cardstock pieces, along with all of the consumable accessories (ribbon, buttons, epoxy accents, etc.) needed to duplicate the 8 featured cards.


You will receive an eight-page PDF tutorial, including full colored photos of each of the 8 cards, along with cutting dimensions, supply lists and step-by-step instructions for assembly.


Pay for your kits or earn them free by placing a Stampin’ Up! order with me.  Ordering Code for the Summer Lovin’ II Card Collection is QRUBW3UB.


To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Host Code QRUBW3UB 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).


AND be sure to combine my FREE card kit offer with the BONUS DAYS special that Stampin’ Up! is offering – for every $50 spent between July 7 and 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon to use between August 2 and 31!  For more info on this terrific special, click HERE.


UPDATE ON CARD KIT PROGRAM:  You’ll notice I’ve gone to just one Card Collection per month that includes 8 different card designs, 2 from each of 4 different stamp sets.  Same pricing applies – purchase this 8-card collection for just $20 or receive it for FREE with a minimum Stampin’ Up! order of $45.


Each month I’ll feature two separate card kits.  The Stamp With Me Card Kits will be available for purchase for $15 or earn them free with a minimum Stampin’ Up! order of $25.  For orders under $45, rather than choosing one four-card Card Shop Card Kit, you’ll choose a Stamp with Me Card Kit.


I still have several July Stamp with Me Card Kits available.   Here are the cards you’ll receive:




To order for a free card kit, see the instructions above.


To pay for the Summer Lovin’ II Card Collection, click the link below:



To pay for the Stamp With Me Card Collection, click the link below:



(Note: payment links don’t work with some e-mails servers.  Please email me if you can’t get the above links to work.)

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Affectionately Yours and Cottage Greetings




  • I’m getting the hang of this Washi Tape thing!  I’m starting to realize how handy, quick and easy it is – think little strips of DSP with adhesive already applied.  And with the Affectionately Yours Designer Paper and coordinating Washi Tape, you can use both together.  I love Stampin’ Up!’s coordination of products!
  • My tag measures 1-1/2″ x 3″ and I’ve dovetailed the end using my Stampin’ Up! Triple Banner Punch.  It’s such a time-saving tool to have at your disposal!
  • To create the circle part at the top, I punched out a 1/2″ Night of Navy Cardstock Circle with my circle punch, adhered it to the tag with SNAIL Adhesive and then punched the center with the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch.
  • The new Thick Baker’s Twine, now in 6 different colors, ties so nicely and gives your bow a little more substance.
  • You’re going to love the new 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon which comes in all of the five 2015-17 In Colors – so much so that you’ll want them all!  This one’s Cucumber Crush.
  • My layered butterflies are such a fun addition – to any card, really.  Just use the Elegant Butterfly Punch on a piece of Vellum Cardstock and the Bitty Butterfly Punch on Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  Fold their wings inward then adhere together with a Glue Dot.  A new Metallic Enamel Shape in Gold accents the center.






  • I’ve used Cottage Greetings stamp set because the font coordinates so nicely with the feel of the prints.  Feel free, of course, to use any sentiment.  I know my customers love creating birthday cards, so here is the same card for a birthday.



My Congrats cards go out each month to the five top salespeople on my From the Hearts Stampers team members.  It recognizes their accomplishments and gives them an idea for one of their own workshops or classes.


Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:


Don’t Forget!

BONUS DAYS are going strong in July!  Place a qualifying order in July and earn free money to spend in August.  Click HERE for all the details.

AND place your order to receive your July card kits free!  Use HOST CODE QRUBW3UB when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.



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Best Birds and Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies




What a fabulous bundle from the new Stampin’ Up! 2016 Annual Catalog!  Best Birds stamp set is combined with Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies to create a pair that you’ll just have to own!  There are so many ideas floating around in my head for this great bundle – I’m sure I’ll have more samples for you in the future.


  • I started out with a Sahara Sand Cardstock background and used several different colors and textures for the pop behind the image – Cucumber crush 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and a sliver of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock.
  • The sentiment and small flower are stamped in Tip Top Taupe ink and the little flower is watercolored with an Aqua Painter and Watermelon Wonder stamp pad.  Three tiny Pearls set off the center.
  • One of the hot new accessories in this catalog are the 2015-17 In Color Doilies.  Here I’ve used Delightful Dijon to set off the bird which is stamped in Tip Top Taupe on Whisper White Cardstock and watercolored with Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe stamp pads and an Aqua Painter.




I can see so many possibilities in coloring in these darling birds, but right now I’m obsessed with the beautiful music that a robin family is making in my back yard.  Nature is at its peak here in New York State, and I’m feeling the love for this bundle!


Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:

Don’t Forget!

BONUS DAYS are going strong in July!  Place a qualifying order in July and earn free money to spend in August.  Click HERE for all the details.

AND Place your order to receive your July card kits free!  Use HOST CODE QRUBW3UB when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.
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Celebrate Summer Sorbet

Summer Sorbet heart



Lots of different Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and accessories going on in this simple card.  Sometimes one set just won’t do!  Summer Sorbet is a set of really great bold images, but you’ll need to grab your sentiments elsewhere.  And who can resist using the background stamp from Best Birds on everything.  You’ll need that stamp set just for this great stamp alone!

  • My color scheme is a bit unusual for this card, although I think it works – Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry and Peekaboo Peach.
  • The pretty designer paper is from A Little Foxy Paper Stack.  Remember to use the plainer papers with other stamp sets – it doesn’t just coordinate with the fun Foxy Friends stamp set!
  • Love this fun-shaped heart, stamped using a Rose Red stamp pad.  Just cut it out quickly with Paper Snips and pop it up on Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment comes from Thoughtful Banners and is bundled with the Duet Banner Punch to save you 10%.  This combo will become a staple in your card designing!
  • I miss the scallop border punch like crazy.  But fear not – your Layering Squares Framelits will do the trick!  I’ve added a Peekaboo Peach Heart Enamel Shape to coordinate both with the Peekaboo Peach scallops and the heart motif.  These little shapes are so easy to use with self-adhesive backing – you’ll want them in ever color!


Summer Sorbet Closeup


Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:


Don’t Forget!

Take advantage of BONUS DAYS in July!  Place a qualifying order in July and earn free money to spend in August.  Click HERE for all the details.


Place your order to receive your July card kits free!  Use HOST CODE QRUBW3UB when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.


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Stamp With Me in July


I have a great line-up of cards for you this month!


I’ve had great response to the additional Bonus Project and will definitely keep this as a continued feature!  This month’s bonus project is going to make you fall in love with washi tape, as well as the Stampin’ Up! note cards & envelopes.


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


Class is $15 including 3 cards and coordinating envelopes, plus your Bonus Project, or your cards are free with a minimum $25 order, whether you attend or get your card kits “By Mail”.


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 FOUR projects, including envelopes, along with step-by-step PDF instructions and photos that will help you put your cards together. Check it out HERE.<


Place an online order HERE using host/workshop code QRUBW3UB 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 to get your order started.


Please register by the following dates for the option you’d like:
    • by Tuesday, July 12th, for the Geneva location
    • before July 15th for your “By Mail” kit


Simply email me at to let me know that you’re attending or that you want your class “By Mail”.

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Bonus Days begins TODAY

Bonus Days



What an exciting promotion Stampin’ Up! has for you for the month of July!  AND with a brand new Annual Catalog to order from, too!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 7 – 31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon to redeem between August 2 – 31, 2016.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
    • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
    • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.



  • You will be able to order the Thoughtful Branches exclusive, limited-time bundle between August 2 and 31 (while supplies last).
  • IMPORTANT!  All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 (or while supplies last).
    • See the Thoughtful Branches Bundle here!
    • You may use your Bonus Days coupons on the Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamp set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Thoughtful Branches Bundle OR ANY Stampin’ Up! products (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions – new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed).


And even more good news!  You can still use the current Host Code, earn through Bonus Days AND receive my FREE monthly card kits!  Just place your order in my online store HERE and use Host Code QRUBW3UB.

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Fall in Love with Washi Tape




I have to admit it – I was a bit slow to warm to Stampin’ Up!’s Washi Tape.  I just wasn’t sure how to use it at first.  Then I started experimenting, and now I’ve become a huge fan!  I also love looking through catalogs for inspiration.  And I love Vera Bradley!  I love the color interplay in her patterns.  And I just received the catalog for this year’s new designs.  Here’s one of my favorites!


Yes, there’s inspiration for card making all around us!  While my card isn’t totally the same as the Vera Bradley bag, it was a wonderful start to a new card design.

  • In order to have the right colors of Washi Tape to repilcate the colors in the bag, I chose Playful Palette and Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tapes.  My idea was to replicate the center square of the bag.
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that measured 3-3/4″ x 5″ as the base to build my Washi Tape piece.
  • I really didn’t have a plan – and you don’t have to either!  I just started putting strips of the Washi Tape in different sections of the Whisper White Cardstock – a few rows and then switch directions.  Keep those Paper Snips handy for clean, straight edges!
  • Once I finished the background, then I needed a sentiment.  And one of this year’s best sentiment stamp sets is Layering Love.  One of the heart framelits in the Sweet & Sassy Framelit collection was perfect to cut it out of the Mint Macaron Cardstock.
  • Wonder why Stampin’ Up! discontinued our black embossing powder?  Well, so did I!  Until I realized that with our new Archival Black Stamp Pad and Clear Embossing Powder, I can still have that embossed look.  Just stamp with the Archival Black Ink, pour on the Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  The Embossing Buddy before hand ensures that little bits of embossing powder won’t cling to the cardstock.
  • What could be more fun than the new Enamel Shapes – in all sorts of colors!  I used a Melon Mambo Enamel Heart from the Brights Assortment to cover up the heart from the stamp.
  • Add Dimensionals to the back of your heart, adhere it to this beautiful background, and you’re done!


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Don’t Forget!

Place your order to receive your July card kits free!  Use NEW HOST CODE QRUBW3UB when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.


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Number of Years

Number of Years Birthday1



One of the best parts of making your own cards is personalizing them.  And what better way to personalize than using numbers!  The coordination of Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framelits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect to fit all your needs.  Create birthday, anniversary or even graduation cards with this great combination!

  • Buying a Designer Series Paper Stack in your favorite color collection is a terrific way to always have pretty paper on hand in the color you need.  Here I’ve used the Night of Navy stripe found in the Regals Paper Stack.
  • I’ve also punched three balloons with the Balloon Bouquet Punch using Real Red, Crushed Curry and Night of Navy polka dot papers found in the Paper Stacks.  The Real Red comes from the Brights Collection; the other two are also pare of the Regals Collection.  I love that you can choose from two different sized balloons in one punch!
  • I’ve hand drawn the balloon strings with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • In order to get the curve just right on the sentiment, I stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock using Night of Navy Ink, then used two Oval Framelits to create the curve.  Just look at how easy it is!  Then just snip the ends into a banner.

Cutting Number of Years

Change up the colors, change the number and you have a perfectly customized card for that special person in your life!


Number of Years Birthday


UPDATE:  If you haven’t taken advantage of my Stamping Garage Sale, now’s the time!  There are still great bargains left!  And I just added more yesterday – click HERE to read all about it!


Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:


Don’t Forget!

Get a jump on ordering to receive your July card kits free!  Use NEW HOST CODE QRUBW3UB when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.


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