More Heartfelt Stampers Shoebox Swaps

Here are some more swaps I made during our recent Heartfelt Stampers Team weekend retreat.  I shared some other swaps in an earlier post here.  We had a color theme – everyone chose one Stampin' Up! color to feature in their card, so we had several monochromatic ones.

Crisp Cantaloupe pairs so beautifully with Calypso Coral.  And the Wildflower Meadows stamp and embossing folder are so much fun to work with together.

Flower Shop has been a super popular seller with its coordinating punch Pansy Punch. And it looks stunning using Coastal Cabana – so soft and pretty!


Lots of lovely shades of purple in this card!  The card base is Perfect Plum, a color I don't use often, but it looks so nice paired with Eggplant Envy and Wisteria Wonder.  And of course the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set with coordinating Hexagon Punch always gives "wow" results!


Too Kind is one of my favorite two-step stamp sets we've ever had.  It's very affordable at just $14.95 for clear, and I just love the effect you get with stamping the flowers in two different colors.  Here the base of the card is Primrose Petal with pretty additions of Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz.

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Creative Convention display projects

This past weekend was our team weekend-long Creative Convention, and it was a blast!  There was so much inspiration to take in!  There were displays where people could share what they've been working on, and althought the lighting wasn't so good, today I want to show you just a few of the amazing projects created by my team members. 

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Use Core'dinations card stock with an embossing folder, then lightly sand the top for this pretty tone-on-tone look.


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This is an adorable baby train showing off the In Colors as well as Zoo Babies stamp set.

Here's another project showing off the In Colors, this time in a birthday card using Sketched Birthday stamp set.

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This is a pretty framed piece using Season of Style Designer Series Paper and the Color Me Christmas stamp set.

Here's a beautiful card using the coordinating products Truly Grateful stamp set, Sweater Weather Designer paper and 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.

Another card showing lovely coordinating products in the Holiday Catalog – Festive Flurry stamp set, Festive Flurry Framelits Dies and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper. 

How beautiful is this tablesetting, all created with the components in Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper.

Love this punch art idea with Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating Mosaic Punch.  So pretty!

BRAND NEW:  November's "Best of 25 Years" stamp set has just been released.  It's called "Best of Snow" and I am in love with the "Let it Snow image – it's a "must have"!  Here are the images.  You can also click here to view the full flyer:  Best of Snow Flyer
Best of Snow
Item No. 134387 Best of Snow in clear $14.95

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Sharing Swaps

Here are a few swaps from a team event we recently had.  All stamp sets featured can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  So many talented ladies in our group!  I'll be sharing more as the week goes on – stay tuned!

Designed by Kristin Springer, this card is so beautiful!  Apothecary Art and Loving Thoughts stamp sets paired with the new Framelits Labels Collection has been a real hit!  I love the touch of the the double butterflies from Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  Color scheme is Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Don't know who to give credit to for this darling card!  It uses Mouthwatering stamp set and features a simple color combination of Soft Suede, Island Indigo and Whisper White.  So happy about Stampin' Up!'s addition of 5 new colors of Baker's Twine to coordinate with the 2011-13 In Colors!

KC Groth uses the darling set called Gnome Sweet Gnome to create her soft, pretty card.  Colors are Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder.  Lots of sponging on this card, and the cute little lantern is cut out and popped up on Dimensionals.

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Dare to Dream

Love this card I received from my upline Aly!  The sentiment comes from a terrific set in the Occasions Mini Catalog called Loving Thoughts.  It makes great use of the Sale-A-Bration promotion – purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! products from either of the catalogs and receive a gift from the special Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE!  You can take a package of Brights Designer Buttons which includes 72 buttons, 4 each of 3 designs in 6 different colors, completely free! 

For more details on the biggest sale of the year, click HERE.  AND get more for you spending money by placing an order with me at my Online Store and receiving Kriss's Online Customer Perks!

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Christmas Card ideas

Here's my third installment in Christmas card ideas from The Heartfelt Stampers Team!  Click HERE and HERE to see more!

Here's a beauty using Greeting Card Kits stamp set.  Love the use of the Lattice Bigz Die background!  And the ribbon treatment looks so nice – Whisper White Satin Ribbon tied with Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon.

Everyone loves Snow Much Fun stamp set this year!  Here's another great example with this darling set.

Here's a stamp set that's an "oldie but goodie" – Holiday Lineup.  And it gets a fresh new look with some of the products from the Holiday Mini Catalog – Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper and Dazzling Details glitter glue to highlight some of the areas.

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More Christmas Card Swaps

Here's the next set of Christmas card swaps – some fun ideas for your own cards!

This beauty is from April and uses the Winter Post stamp set along with the sentiment from Four the Holidays.  Lots of "Big Shot-ing" going on – the background is oh, so pretty with the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the background; Top Note Die and Scallop Square Die add interest in layers and Sweet Buttons Embosslits Die is a great way to create a paper button that's low in cost, easy to mail and cute to boot!

Love this traditionally elegant Christmas card using Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder for the background, beautiful Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestones and Snow Swirled stamp set.

Contempo Christmas stamp set gets a gorgeous backdrop of Silver Glimmer Paper and designer paper from the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  There's also some Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and a Mini Jingle Bell.

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Christmas Card swaps

At our annual Oktoberfest Retreat Weekend, we exchanged Christmas Cards in a swap including 30 people!  It was so much fun to see lots of different ideas for our beautiful seasonal stamps.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

Here's a beauty by Nicole using the Holiday Mini catalog stamp set Bright Hopes.

What a truly clever card from Jackie using Holiday Happiness stamp set.  Ornaments are simply punched out of Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit designer paper from the Holiday Mini catalog and popped up on dimensionals.

My apologies to whomever designed this gorgeous card – can't remember who it was.  The border is Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Stamp set is Bells and Boughs from the Idea Book & Catalog, coupled with the Bird Builder Punch used with Red Glimmer Paper.

Stay tuned for more fabulous Christmas Card swaps!  I'll be posting many more!

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More from Oktoberfest Retreat Weekend

I began posting about our Heartfelt Stampers' retreat weekend HERE.  Today, I'll show you some of the adorable gifts and goodies we all received for coming.

Here are some of the treats that everyone who attended received.  Everything was in keeping with the circus theme.

This was a little note card that accompanied a cookie made from Stampin' Up!'s new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps – it was packaged in a cello bag with a pretty red bow on top, but I ate it!  Am I terrible?  I didn't even wait to snap a photo!

Here is our second pillow gift.  Notice the darling tag made from Under The Big Top stamp set.  And look at that gorgeous Red Glimmer Paper punched out for the bar bells!  It also uses a Mini Clothespin to keep the bag shut.  And inside was some ruffled ribbon.

I showed you a picture before of our amazing popcorn popper – well, here are the containers we used to dish it up!  The popcorn motif was created from the Cupcake Builder Punch, as well as a punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  So clever!

And here's the card I received for my sales for the month of September.  Love this idea of creating a circus tent!  It's made by punching lots of card stock pieces from the Word Window Punch and another image from the Under the Big Top stamp set.

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Oktoberfest Retreat

Once a year, our team of Heartfelt Stampers holds a weekend retreat.  We rent a lodge on Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes area of New York State and meet to relax, enjoy getting to know our team members better, eat wonderful food, laugh and of course stamp!  I took a few pictures, but once the fun begins, I seem to forget about my camera!

This year was a circus theme to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s Big Top product suite.  We had a huge kitchen to work with, and everyone contributed food for the weekend.  Needless to say, we ate like queens!

We had an authentic carnival popcorn popper with popcorn available all weekend, plus snacks like animal crackers and peanuts.

One section of the lodge is reserved for eating.  Brightly colored tablecloths and cute pinwheel centerpieces fit right in!

Here's a close-up of the centerpieces using Stampin' Up! ribbon, designer paper, card stock and buttons!

I'll continue to show you Oktoberfest pillow gifts and projects in the days to come! 

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Petite Pockets Box

Here's the second project we made at our Leadership Summit.  Can you believe this began with the Petite Pocket Die?!  This die is much more versatile than you'd think!  And paired with the Timeless Portrait product suite, this project is definitely a class act! 

Item No. 122570 Forever Young wood $25.95 OR
Item No. 122572 Forever Young clear $18.95
Item No. 122352 Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 119261 Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 100982 Hemp Twine $2.95
Item No. 121003 Basics Glimmer Brads (40) $4.95
Item No. 108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95
Item No. 104294 Sticky Strip $6.95

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