Floral Wings and Bold Butterflies Framelits


No one does coordination better than Stampin’ Up! and today’s card is no exception!  Floral Wings stamp set is a photopolymer host-exclusive set in the Annual Catalog and has uber coordination factor in the various pieces of this two-step stamp set.  And Bold Butterflies Framelits along with the Big Shot will cut that sweet butterfly out just perfectly.

  • I’ve grabbed a palette of 2015-17 In Colors again, using Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe.  Gosh, will I ever get tired of these gorgeous colors?
  • Be sure to purchase a package of the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks.  You’ll receive 40 sheets total, 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in the 5 new In Colors.  I’m tellin’ ya – you’ll be using this paper on every project!
  • The Gold Metallic Doily was the perfect backdrop to my butterfly, but because this is a gate-fold card, I needed that piece to be a little more substantial, so I cut a Delightful Dijon cardstock circle from my Circle Framelits and adhered them together.


  • You can see that this cards folds in half in the center, and the circle motif is what keeps the card together.  Just cut your cardstock base at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ like usual, but then score it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″.  I used my ScorePal for quick scoring.
  • You’ll want a strong adhesive to adhere half of the circle to the front of the card.  The new Tear & Tape Adhesive works perfectly for this job!  I also used it down the center of the butterfly body to adhere it to the Gold Doily, allowing the wings be free.


  • And here’s the inside of my card.  Some stamping on a Whisper White cardstock liner is another great coordinating element.

Any questions about the gate card fold?  I’d love to hear from you – just leave me a comment!


And here are your weekly deals for this week!  Grab some of that Gold Glimmer Paper for the holidays!

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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 MXJ2MAMV 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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Happy Birthday with Cottage Greetings and a Cherry on Top

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Sprinkles of Life is the Ronald McDonald charity stamp set this year – Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to this worthy organization for each of these stamp sets purchased.  Buy this great set AND support this cause – a great combination!

I love the coordination of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Cherry on Top designer paper.  In fact, I had a hard time deciding which papers to use with my card – they all looked great!  So here are a few other samples with different papers for the center strip.

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  • Another star of the show is the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  This great set was designed to go with the Cottage Greetings Card Kit (which I’ll show you another day), but of course, you can always use the stamp set with other cards.  I just love the whimsical font!
  • You’ll want to grab the Tree Builder Punch that also coordinates with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  This will enable you to punch out many of the images in the stamp set.  I’ve popped up the cupcake top with Dimensionals after punching it out, as well as the cherry on top of the cupcake.
  • Stampin’ Up! is now carrying a banner punch so that you’ll never have to figure out how to cut your banner ends evenly again.  It’s called the Banner Triple Punch and is designed to punch three different width of strips, but really any size strip will work.  It’s a must for quick, neat banners.
  • Another greatly used punch in my stash is the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch.  It was designed to be just the right “swoop” for your Project Life cards and photos, but it works perfectly for your cards, too.  Just rounding one corner and placing the background Whisper White Cardstock over to the far left rather than centered gives this card a fresh look.

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  • Place your cupcake on a Crushed Curry Cardstock circle using the Circle Framelits and Big Shot.
  • Don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your cupcake.  I used a 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the cupcake top.  And for the shiny 3D finish on the cherry, just add a little dab of Crystal Effects.  Be sure to let it dry – it takes a little time.


REMINDER:  My Stampin’ Garage Sale is still going strong!  Get 40-75% off my personal retired Stampin’ Up! products – check out all the information HERE.


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And as always, make a purchase through my Online Store HERE and you’ll receive free card kits from me as a thank you.  June’s Card Shoppe cards were posted a bit late this month, so I’ll be offering this same great line-up through July 15th.  On July 16th, we’ll switch over to the July Card Shoppe card choices.  (There are also July Stamp With Me card choices HERE.) When ordering, please use Host Code YDUJ9V49 in your shopping cart.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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July Stamp With Me Card Class

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July Stamp With Me cards will continue to show brand new products from the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  There are new stamps, new In Colors and new accessories.  And I have a very special surprise inside one of the cards – you’ll create a half circle pop-up card inside the blooming birthday card.  It’s such a fun technique!


Class will be held on Thursday, July 9th, 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.  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 hostess/workshop code YDUJ9V49 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!


Please register by the following dates for the option you’d like:
  • before Wednesday, July 8th, for the Geneva locatioin
  • before July 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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I Think You’re Great with Cherries

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The Stampin’ Up! Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack takes front and center on this card with this adorable cherry motif, as well as the Cucumber Crush grid banner.  And here’s the second card I’ve made using the I Think You’re Great stamp set – see my first one HERE.  It’s also the second time to pull out the Tin of Cards stamp set and use the fantabulous squiggle doodle stamp!  This may be the single greatest stamp ever produced!  Do you think I’m a bit excited about this little beauty?

  • I’m sure you’ve seen lots of card samples floating around using the Cherry on Top designer paper.  I’m here to tell you that you can get very different looks with this paper – not just the cute cupcake or balloon theme that are so easy to choose first.  And you can vary the color scheme too.  Here I’ve chosen to use just Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder with some Basic Black for a bold look.
  • I’ve used the Circles Framelits and Big Shot to create my two circles for this card – one is stamped and the other just in Basic Black Cardstock to create a border.
  • The White Perfect Accents are just that – perfect little additions to any card.  Here I used one of all three sizes – and they’re self-adhesive.
  • I’ve been lining almost all of my envelopes lately; with the gorgeous paper Stampin’ Up! has given us in this new catalog, it’s hard to resist not using it everywhere!  The Envelope Liner Framelits and Big Shot make it super easy to add this beautiful coordinating touch – and you only need a piece that’s 3″x6″.

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Don’t Forget!

Earn free June Card Shoppe Card Kits!  Just use host code J2GUCDNQ when ordering to receive your June Card Shoppe cards completely free!  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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FREE, NEW 2015-2016 Annual Catalog Goodie Package!

Who doesn’t love FREE goodies!   I’ve ordered 75 catalogs and made up goodies to go with them and these can be yours – all you pay is shipping (or you may be eligible for FREE shipping, learn more below!) Each Goodie Package contains a NEW 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, a 2015-2016 Coupon Sheet and a 2015-2017 In Color Bookmark.

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The release of a brand new Annual Catalog is cause for real celebration!  And you’re going to love receiving your very own copy plus the gifts.  The Coupon Sheet will help you get your top picks throughout the catalog year and save a little at the same time! The coupons are FUN and seasonal with no product being featured twice. Some coupons are DISCOUNTS, some coupons are for FREE product!  And there’s one for each month that the new Annual Catalog is current!

I always love having brand new In Colors.  In fact, that’s the first page of the catalog that I look at!  And the new 2015-2017 In Colors are just gorgeous!  So to get a really good look at these fabulous additions to Stampin’ Up!’s colors, I’m also including an In Color Bookmark with each new Catalog Goodie Package so that you can see both the stamped ink and punched cardstock. Use your bookmark to save your favorite spot in the Catalog and to be reminded of the fantastic new colors.

Ready to have your New Catalog Goodie Package mailed to you? They will begin shipping out by the end of the month.

  • Have you spent $100 or more with me since June 1, 2014? If the answer is “YES!” then you are eligible for FREE shipping on your New Catalog Goodie Package. You don’t pay a DIME!  Please just send me an email at krisshuels@gmail.com to be sure you’re on the list.
  • If you haven’t spent $100 with me since June 1, 2014, then you are still welcome to a FREE New Catalog Goodie Package, you’ll just pay shipping by using the link below!

Use the link below to claim your FREE Goodie Package and just pay shipping.

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