Bravo and Way to Go

BravoWaytoGo

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.

Way to Go closeup

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.
Product List

Big Shot

$99.95

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Tuesday Tidbits and Update on Butterfly Thinlits

 BUTTERFLY THINLITS

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!

weekly deals

 

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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Eight great new card designs and final day of FRE shipping

The April Card Shoppe designs are a little early this month so that you could see them before FREE SHIPPING ends and take advantage of two great promotions!

 

Today (Friday, April 10th) is the FINAL day for free shipping – take advantage of getting your order in with the Hostess Code for this month and receive free card kits, too!

 

Card Shoppe is a monthly kit offering 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 just purchase the kits if you don’t want to place an order.

 

Hostess/Ordering Code for April: UQQVZ3GV

 

To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code UQQVZ3GV 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!

 

April Card Shoppe Kit Collections

 

You’ll be e-mailed the downloadable PDF instructions for the collections you select and receive the pre-cut kit(s) in the mail – and they also ship free, too! The kits come pre-cut, pre-punched and pre-die cut. All you do is stamp and assemble!
Here’s a look at Collection 1 for April.
Here’s a look at Collection 2 for April.

Card Shoppe gives you lots of flexibility! There are two different collections from which to choose – Collection 1 and Collection 2.  Each collection features 4 different card designs.  Choose one collection, 2 collections or even two of one of your favorite collection.

  1. Make 4 cards with one set of cards (your choice of Collection 1 or 2) for $12 or FREE with a minimum order of $22.
  2. Make 8 cards with two sets of cards (either Collection 1 & 2 or two of one collection) for $20 or FREE with a minimum order of $35.
There is a price break for choosing 2 collections – $4 cash discount and a $9 ordering minimum discount!

 

To get your kits free with an order, see ordering info at the beginning of the e-mail.
To pay the flat pricing, select either 4 cards of 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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Tuesday Tidbits

FREE SHIPPING:

The BIG news this week is that Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping through Friday, April 10th no matter the order size. Orders under $69.50 will save $6.95 with NO minimum ordering amount to qualify, and orders over $69.50 will save the full 10% with NO limit! For example, spend $100, get the $10 shipping charge waived! Spend $400, get the $40 shipping charge waived!
Now is the time to grab what you want from the Occasions Catalog (good until June 2nd).  It’s also a great time to stock up on the retiring In Colors (they will become “while supplies last” in just a couple of weeks), adhesive, cardstock, envelopes and your basics.

You can also shop the Clearance Rack and get free shipping on drastically discounted products! New additions were made to the Clearance Rack last week, so there are lots of great things to choose from.


WEEKLY DEALS:

Great Weekly Deals AND they ship free through April 10th! 

 

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

 

 

APRIL STAMP WITH ME CARD CLASS:

April Stamp With Me Class will continue to show you more products from the 2015 Occasions Catalog as we focus on Spring.

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

  1. Attend class on Thursday, April 9th, 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, April 16th, 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:

April Class Ad

Read more details about this class HERE and be sure to sign up – either to attend one of the two locations or to receive your kit “by mail”.

 


HOSTESS CODE FOR APRIL:

Use the April hostess code to receive free card kits!  This month’s hostess code is 2U99NU3W.  Choose either Stamp With Me class card kits or Card Shoppe card kits.  While the Card Shoppe card kit samples are not ready to view until April 15th, you can still order this week, take advantage of the free shipping, and choose the card kits you want. You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Hello, Baby and FREE shipping!

free shipping

YAY!  Free shipping begins today on any and ALL orders placed!  Order big or small, your package ships directly to you completely free of any shipping costs!  Orders under $69.50 will save $6.95 with NO minimum ordering amount to qualify, and orders over $69.50 will save the full 10% with NO limit! Spend $100, get the $10 shipping charge waived! Spend $400, get the $40 shipping charge waived! Combine this Stampin’ Up! offer with my personal offer of free card kits and double dip on savings!

 

Are you new to Stamp With Kriss?  I offer free card kits when you order through my online store HERE.  Read more about my free card kit program HERE.

And now on to the card I’ve made for you today:

Hello baby

My only daughter is expecting her second child, a girl, in early August.   And a very dear friend is also expecting a baby in the early fall.  So please excuse me while I have “baby on the brain”!  But seriously, Stampin’ Up! has some of the most adorable baby stamps ever right now, and beautiful designer papers in both the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog.  My card today is a combination from both catalogs.

I absolutely love a good card layout to start out my designing.  And this card is no exception.  It’s basically the same layout as my Easter card I posted HERE.  It’s truly where all my design ideas come from.  I love the Mojo Monday card sketches, as well as those on Splitcoast Stampers posted on Wednesdays.  Here’s the sketch I used for my card:

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Once you have a great layout, you just plug in the stamp set and coordinating accessories!  And Stampin’ Up! makes that so easy by giving us so many well-planned, coordinating products.

  • I began with the stamp set called Little Sunshine, a great set from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I love that this set coordinates with the Word Bubbles Framelits and makes adding a sentiment a snap.
  • I then went to the Annual Catalog to pull out Something for Baby stamp set and coordinating Baby’s First Framelits.  Purchase both items and save 15% on the bundle.  I was able to stamp the baby carriage in Crisp Cantaloupe ink then cut it out in a jiff with the Framelit and Big Shot.  Did you see the cute little Mini Silver Brads in the wheels?  And they’re so easy to set with the Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce Mat.
  • Both designer papers come from the Annual Catalog as well – Lullaby – and another great choice would be Sweet Dreams in the Occasions Catalog.
  • The Hello Honey Quilted Ribbon is such a treat to work with!  It is a little thick, so I just popped up the whole card front on Dimensionals so there was plenty of room for the ribbon to ride in the back.  A double bow with the Whisper White Baker’s Twine cinches the ribbon up a bit.
  • You’ll want to purchase the items for this card soon.  The card is based on two of the five In Colors that are retiring soon – Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe.  All products containing the 2013-15 In Colors will go on the retiring products list on April 21st, and after that, you’ll only be able to buy these products “while supplies last”.  In the past, they’ve flown off the shelves.

 

Hello baby closeup

And speaking of babies, here’s one of my “grandbabies” at Easter morning service.  He’s informed us that he’s no longer to be called “cute”.  But it’s okay if we call him handsome!

Landon on Easter 2015

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 2U99NU3W when checking out.  Did you miss seeing the April Stamp With Me card collection?  Click HERE to view and order to receive yours free!   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
Product List

Big Shot

$99.95

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Happy Easter!

Easter Love is Kindness

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Easter!  I hope you’re able to spend some meaningful time with friends and family celebrating today.

I grew up in a tiny New York State town – population about 600! – and most people were Dutch.  We had a tulip festival every year, decorating floats and crowing the tulip queen.  Beds of tulips bloomed in the center of town.  It’s always been a big part of my childhood memories, so when Stampin’ Up! came out with Love is Kindness single stamp with the beautiful tulip bouquet, I knew I just had to have it.  But I wanted to have the capability to use it without the sentiment.  This layout – cropping the image out with a Circle Framelit and Big Shot – helped solve that problem easily.

  • I took my color scheme from Painted Blooms Designer Paper, using Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight, and I used the Wild Wasabi striped piece for the banner.
  • A piece of Wild Wasabi Painted Blooms Cotton Twine looks nice and natural.
  • Love the tiny Butterfly Punch – just a simple Rhinestone in the middle sets it off.
  • My sentiment comes from Indescribable Gift.  What a beautiful saying to begin this Spring season!

Easter Love is Kindness closeup

 

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 2U99NU3W when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Product List

Big Shot

$99.95

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Free Shipping begins April 6th!

free shipping

So exciting – Stampin’ Up! just announced free shipping beginning April 6th on standard shipping rates!  There’ll be more details to come on Monday, but for now, start planning your order!  AND remember, you’ll also qualify for free card kits for your order when using hostess code 2U99NU3W in your shopping cart.

And here are some other dates you’ll want to take note of – mark your calendar!

  • Tuesday, April 21: The list of retiring stamp sets and accessories to be posted.
  • Wednesday, June 3: The 2015-2016 Annual Catalog will be released.  That means new In Colors and tons of new products!

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April Stamp With Me Card Class – attend or “By Mail”

April Stamp With Me Class will continue to show you more products from the 2015 Occasions Catalog as we focus on Spring.

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

  1. Attend class on Thursday, April 9th, 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, April 16th, 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:

April Class Ad

 

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 2U99NU3W 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, April 8th for the Geneva location
  • before Wednesday, April 15th for the Rochester location and
  • before April 16th 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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FINAL Sale-A-Bration card sample and chance for free gifts

Big Day Butterfly

This is it!  Today (Tuesday, March 31st) is the last day to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! free Sale-A-Bration gifts!  It’s been so much fun to receive free gifts with qualifying orders over the past 3 months!  Why not take one last chance to choose an additional free gift or two while you can!  And you’re going to very much want the three Sale-A-Bration free gifts used to create today’s card.

  • My idea for this card came from the gorgeous Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.  I particularly love the butterfly print.  There are lots of fun things you can do with this vellum, like color in on the back side and use a stylus to push dimension into it.  But here I just used it simply – with a beautiful color like Coastal Cabana cardstock placed behind it so the color can shine through.
  • I love blues and purples together, and so I jumped immediately to my favorite purple – Rich Razzleberry – for the sentiment.  Here’s the second Sale-A-Bration product in my card – Big Day stamp set.  I used it for the “happy birthday” saying.  But what to do to make the sentiment really stand out? I heat embossed it by stamping in VersaMark ink, sprinkling on Silver Embossing Powder and heat embossing it with the Heat Tool.
  • I needed a bit more silver on my card to really tie it together so I used a Silver Button with two fibers attached.  This is the third Sale-A-Bration product on my card – the Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack.  I separated the vanilla twine away from the silver fibers of the Silver Baker’s Twine and added them in as well.  Don’t forget a package of Glue Dots – they’re the very best adhesive for adding embellishments to your card.

Big Day Butterfly closeup

Here are the links to view all of the various flyers containing the items you can choose free with each $50 order placed today:

Click HERE to view the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.
Click HERE to view the March additions to Sale-A-Bration.
Click HERE to view more great products added to the Sale-A-Bration offering.
In Colors
And speaking of Coastal Cabana, it is one of the five 2013-15 In Colors that will be leaving us very soon.  Not sure how I’m going to design without this gorgeous blue!  Be sure to grab all of these beautiful colors before they go on the retiring list in April.  They’ll only be available “while supplies last” and in past years they’ve flown off the shelves.  And, you might as well get Sale-A-Bration benefits while stocking up on these soon-to-be-gone colors!

 

WEEKLY DEALS

And why not add on some of this week’s Weekly Deals!  If you don’t own one, you’ve just gotta grab a Magnetic Platform for your Big Shot!  And while you’re at it, there are lots and lots of accessories, too!  Here are your sale item:

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

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 2U99NU3W when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Product List

Heat Tool

$29.95

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Clearance Rack Updated!

Clearance Rack update

The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of product no longer available from the 2014-15 Holiday Catalog – and at a steep discount!  Why not stock up AND receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift, too!  With each $50 purchase you make (any Stampin’ Up! products) you’ll receive your choice of a free Sale-A-Bration product.  Click HERE to view all that’s in the Clearance Rack.


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