March Easter and Sale-A-Bration Card Collection Now Available

I’m happy to let you know that there is now a brand new Card Collection ready for you from my Card Shop!  I’ll repeat the recent information update on my card kits from the last two months in case you missed it.
 

With the New Year comes a couple of changes to my free card kit program!  I’ve decided to streamline it a little bit.  I’ll be releasing my Stamp With Me card kits the first week of the month.  Then around mid-month, I’ll release the Card Collection for that month.

 

Here are the new March designs.  You’ll see some new Occasions Catalog products as well as Sale-A-Bration products, and some cards combining the old with the new!

 

You’ll notice that there are 4 rather than 8 cards in this Collection.  That’s because I’m going to utilize the other 4-card kit I’ve been designing as well.  You’ll still be able to receive 8 cards for your orders!  Read on to find out how.

 

Here are the options:

1.  Orders placed that are a minimum of $25 before tax/shipping will earn you EITHER the Stamp With Me card kit OR the new 4-card monthly Card Collection.

 

2.  Orders placed that are a minimum of $45 before tax/shipping will earn you BOTH the Stamp With Me card kit AND the new r-card monthly Card Collection.

 

Did you miss the Stamp With Me designs for this month?  Here they are again:

Both of these sets are available until March 30th or while supplies last.
 
 
Each month, I’ll choose 4 stamp sets and design 1 card with each stamp set for both the Stamp With Me and the Card Collection card kits.  That means you’ll have 2 samples of each of the 4 stamp sets to show the versatility of those 4 sets.
 

My card kits will still 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 featured cards.  Stamp With Me cards will no longer include envelopes.

 

You will receive a PDF tutorial, including full colored photos of each of the 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 March cards is BTHFSZG2.

 

To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Host Code BTHFSZG2 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).

 

If you’d prefer, you can purchase the card kits rather than earning them free.  There is a nice price break if you purchase all 8 cards!  Use the button below to pay with any bank card.

 

For a 4-card set:  (Please specify whether you want the Stamp With Me card kit or the March Easter and Sale-A-Bration Card Collection.)

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Sweet Easter and Sale-A-Bration Take 2 Card Collections

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 March 1 – 25th:   J32QV2J3

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 Sweet Easter Collection featuring the Easter Lamb and In the Meadow Stamp Sets:
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And here’s a look at the Sale-A-Bration Take 2 Collection featuring the Honeycomb Happiness and Pedal Pusher 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 J32QV2J3 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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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!

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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.

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More Easter and Nature’s Perfection

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I couldn’t stop using the fun rose template that is part of the Artisan Embellishment Kit in the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog.  If you missed it, you’ll find another version HERE.  I’ve also explained how to use Sponge Daubers and Stamp Pads to create the background on that first card.  This one uses Real Red roses on a background of Old Olive.

  • I die cut two Basic Black cardstock pieces for this card.  The “happy” comes from the Hello You Thinlits, and the sweet edging is a piece from Finishing Touches Edgelits, both used with the Big Shot.
  • The butterfly and the row of flowers are both stamps contained in Nature’s Perfection, a newly added stamp set to the Sale-A-Bration offering this month.  Spend $50 (before tax/shipping) on any Stampin’ Up! products, and choose this beautiful stamp set free!
  • I wanted the butterfly to have the same softly colored feel as the stenciled roses, so I stamped in Black StazOn Ink then used my Sponge Dauber and Real Red stamp pad to add a splash of color to it.  And Stampin’ Up! has a coordinating punch called Elegant Butterfly that will line up with this stamp precisely.
  • “Easter” comes from the Indescribable Gift stamp set, also in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
  • I came up with a pretty accent and something different for this card.  I used the smallest Basic Black Button in the Neutrals Designer Button packet, then placed the largest Rhinestone Jewel in the center.  Fits perfectly and gives the right look to the card!

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We’re in the final days of Sale-A-Bration AND also the final days of receiving your FREE March Card Shoppe card kits!  Be sure to get your orders in before the end of the month!

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!   Samples for my March Card Shoppe Class By Mail are up and ready for you to see HERE.  Earn free March card kits by using hostess code 9FE3JXBA when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Nature’s Perfection Easter

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Today I’m showing you a card that mixes up several stamp sets and accessories.  But the real feature here is how to create the rose stenciled background piece!  I just LOVE the Artisan Embellishment Kit found on pg. 27 of the Occasions Catalog!  It’s perfect for the home crafter, with a little bit of this and some of that all in one kit.

  • One of the best parts about this kit is that there are two double-sided Sahara Sand and Whisper White 3″x4″ cards.  you can use them “as is” or you can use them like a stencil.  I combined my Sponge Daubers with this stencil, along with Hello Honey and Old Olive stamp pads, to create the pretty rose background.
  • Another element from the Artisan Embellishment Kit is the Doily.  It’s a bit smaller than the regular package of doilies we carry, and I like having some smaller sizes too.
  • I’m also featuring the newly-added Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Nature’s Perfection which stamped the butterfly and the greenery on the 2-1/2″ Circle.  I stamped the butterfly in Night of Navy ink then colored in with  and Hello Honey and Marine Mist Markers.  And Stampin’ Up! has a coordinating punch called Elegant Butterfly that will line up with this stamp precisely.  Nature’s Perfection is only available as a free gift to you for spending $50 during Sale-A-Bration.  But hurry – there are less than 2 weeks left of this fabulous sale!
  • Happy Easter comes from Indescribable Gift stamp set found in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool.
  • Pearls are a nice accent down the body of the butterfly and a row of them under Happy Easter.

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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!   Samples for my March Card Shoppe Class By Mail are up and ready for you to see HERE.  Begin earning free March card kits immediately by using hostess code 9FE3JXBA when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Happy Easter Bunny card

Happy Easter Bunny card

Today I’m showing you an Easter card using Happy Easter Bunny single stamp from Stampin’ Up! that will coordinate with the gift box I posted a couple of days ago HERE.  I’ve used basically the same materials as with the box –

  • I took my color scheme from the Confetti Celebration Designer Paper using two of the many pretty prints in this package to create the belly band.
  • The Crushed Curry Ribbon comes from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack that is one of this year’s Sale-A-Bration free gifts.  You only have two weeks left of Sale-A-Bration, and all non-stamp choices are only while supplies last.  If you’re planning to order again to receive Sale-A-Bration items, please do it very soon – I wouldn’t want you to be disappointed when your choice is gone!
  • The Happy Easter Bunny stamp set was the perfect stamped piece for the front of my card.  You really don’t need much else with this nice big image.  I was able to cut it as well as the border using the Oval Framelits Collection and Big Shot.
  • I colored the tiny pieces with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay.  This is the perfect time to invest in the Many Marvelous Markers set of all 38 colors in our color collections.  At $109.95, you’re saving substantially by purchasing the markers all together, and this is the only way to get the handy carrying case, too.  And with Sale-A-Bration still going strong, you can choose TWO free Sale-A-Bration gifts for your marker purchase!
  • I wanted a really light look for the bunny, so I switched my coloring technique to using both the Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate stamp pads along with my Aqua Painters.  This way, I could control the depth of color more and could be sure to get just a touch of color.

 

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Oh, good grief – I did it again!  Did you find the piece I forgot to color?!  I really need to be more careful next time!

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Here are the box and coordinating card together.  I love that with our beautiful Stampin’ Up! products, we can create this matching look with our gifts and cards.  It gives that added “wow factor”!  (I did go back in and hit the missing piece on the card before I snapped this photo, but that poor bunny on the box is still missing his arm!)

 

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Samples for my March Card Shoppe Class By Mail are up and ready for you to see HERE.  Begin earning free March card kits immediately by using hostess code 9FE3JXBA when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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March Card Shoppe – By Mail Class

The samples for the March Card Shoppe Kits are now ready!  And while you’re looking them over, don’t forget that we are in the final two weeks of Sale-A-Bration.  With each $50 purchase you make, choose a free gift from Stampin’ Up! in either the Sale-A-Bration brochure or the Sale-A-Bration supplemental flyer.

 

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.

 

Hostess/Ordering Code for March – NPTJGVNP
To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code NPTJGVNP 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 Card Collection 1 with an Easter theme:
March Card Shop Collection 1 - Easter
Here’s a look at Card Collection 2 that have a celebration theme:
March Card Shop Collection 2 - Celebrate
You’ll be e-mailed the downloadable PDF instructions for the card collections you select and will 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 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 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
Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set
FREE products with each $50 purchase!
Four NEW March Sale-A-Bration gifts!

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Indescribable Gift

Indescribable Gift

Easter is early this year – April 5th – so I’ll be gearing up to show you lots of Easter projects during March.  For my first card of the season, I’ve used Indescribable Gift, a beautiful stamp set in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  You’ll receive this beautiful flower image plus 3 great sentiments.

  • My color scheme for this card is Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette and Rose Red, with just a touch of So Saffron for the flower centers and Crumb Cake for the tree branch.
  • I’ve always loved coloring images with my Aqua Painter and stamp pads.  And while our Blendabilities are on hold right now, I’m back to one of my favorite ways to color!  I used Naturals White cardstock; this paper takes the water from the Aqua Painter much better than the smooth Whisper White cardstock.
  • Remember to stamp with StazOn when using water!
  • The pretty Pink Pirouette polka dot paper (say THAT 3 times fast!) comes from the Subtles Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • The splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set has got to be one of my favorite stamps of all times!  It adds just a little something to fill in around the edges.
  • The sentiment is punched out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  I added a piece of Rose Red Lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit behind it and popped the circle up with Dimensionals.

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Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Samples for my Stamp With Me Cards are up and ready for you to see HERE.  Begin earning free March card kits immediately by using hostess code 2JB2TN6N when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Happy Easter Vases

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There's less than three weeks left of this year's Sale-A-Bration sale event.  Today I want to show you a couple of the free gifts you can choose with each $50 purchase.

  • The Sweet Sorbet designer paper is so pretty!  It really says "Spring" to me.  It's the perfect color scheme for Easter, too.  The large piece of background paper is from this packet, as well as creating all of the vases.  Just stamp with Vivid Vases stamp, once on a piece of "good" paper then stamp on each of the prints and cut them out with Paper Snips. I adhered some of the vases with SNAIL and a couple with Dimensionals.
  • The Summer Starfruit Twine is another Sale-A-Bration free gift, along with twines in Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, and some cute cork accents.  They're all designed to coordinate perfectly with the Sweet Sorbet designer paper.
  • "Happy Easter" comes from Delightful Dozen stamp set.  I love this set because it contains stamps for many holidays that I wouldn't normally purchase in a full set.  I can turn my "non-holiday" stamp sets into ones for every occasion.
  • I love the little flower accent I was able to create with the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds and Clay!  I like to make up a bunch of flowers and have them on hand.  I don't dye the clay, I just make them all white.  Then when I'm designing a card, I can color it any color at all with my Aqua Painter and Stamp Pad.  I do love coordination!
  • Cards don't seem to be complete lately without a couple Candy Dots – here I've used black to bring ou the black cardstock and accents in the paper.

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SALE-A-BRATION:  Sale-A-Bration is going strong, with a FREE gift for each increment of $50 you spend thnd thugh the end of March.  View the Sale-A-Bration flyer HERE.  Click here to place your order in my Online Store. Add the current hostess code and receive a FREE set of cards!

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March Technique Thursday – attend or “on the go”

It's time for Technique Thursday!
 
This Month at the Technique Class…

 

March 21st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609  

 

Cost: $15 or FREE with a $20 order placed during class or entered online BEFORE the class using Workshop Code XH27PJ37.

 

Here's a look at the "Technique Class" line up for March!  We'll be learning how to do motion stamping, coloring our sweet flower trim and flattening the soda pop tops.

    
 
           
This Month at the Punch Art Class…

 

March 21st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609     

 

Cost: $15 or FREE with a $20 order placed during class or entered online BEFORE the class using Workshop Code XH27PJ37.  

 

Here's a look at the "Punch Art Class" line up for March – it's all about Easter with a cute little bunny, chick and carrot punch art.

           

 

If you live locally, join us for a fun night of stamping and learning different techniques!  Simply email me to let me know you're attending.

 
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If you're a long-distance customer, these classes are both available "On the Go!"  This way, you never have to miss out on fabulous techniques and punch art creations. I've just completely revamped my "On the Go" offering to be even better for my customers – click HERE for the "on the go" technique and punch art kit details. 

 

 

For complete details on attending Technique Thursdays, click HERE.

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