Happy Easter Bunny Treat Box

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Stampin’ Up!’s Gift Box Punch Board was instrumental in creating my Easter project today.  And it’s so easy to use!  I began with a sheet of So Saffron 12″ x 12″ cardstock and just followed along on the instructions on the handy label to create a box that is 4″ x 4″ x 4″.

Here’s how I decorated:

  • 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 bow was a snap with another fabulous Stampin’ Up! tool – the Gift Bow Die used with the Big Shot.  Just cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and use it with the die.  Curling the pieces with your Bone Folder will make them easier to shape.
  • The Happy Easter Bunny stamp set was the perfect stamped piece for the front of my box.  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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  • I just LOVE how this box unfolds!  And to put it together there’s absolutely no adhesive used!  Just slide the opposite sides together using the slits.  I made a “nest” using Bermuda Bay cardstock cut super thin, then wadded it up in a ball.  I think larger Cadbury Eggs would be the perfect thing for this box, but I only had small “eggs” of pastel peanut M&M’s on hand.

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This box is a fairly substantial size, so you could put a lot of different things in it, even a small stuffed animal.  It’s the perfect trappings for a special Easter gift!

Happy Easter Bunny box

Oh, my gosh – I just noticed a coloring goof!  Did you catch it?  I’m done with all my photo taking and editing and it’s just too late to go back and redo.  So what to do but make a game of it!  Let me know in a comment below if you can find what I did wrong.  First one to answer and I’ll send you a little something in the mail!

UPDATE:  Here’s a video that Stampin’ Up! has prepared showing how easy it is to use the Gift Box Punch Board.

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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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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 Birthdays with Hello You Thinlits

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I’ve always maintained that a good, solid layout and some pretty designer paper is just about all you need to create a beautiful card!  I had quite a few birthdays to get ready for this month, and so I thought I’d see how this great layout translated to some of my favorite papers and color schemes.  All the cards use the Hello You Thinlits with the Big Shot to cut out the script “happy” and Four You stamp set for the “Birthday” stamp.

On the card above, I’ve paired my basics with the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack.  “happy” is cut out using Silver Foil Paper, and “Birthday” is heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.  Hearts come from the Heart Border Punch punched out in Calypso Coral cardstock.  Be sure to pop up the “Birthday” sentiment on Dimensionals.

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For this card, I used Birthday Bash Designer Paper, Night of Navy cardstock for the “happy” and white embossing powder on the Night of Navy cardstock for “Birthday”.  Three Calypso Coral Candy Dots are my accent in the corner.

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This card uses the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and Big Shot on the Wild Wasabi cardstock and for the tulip print, a piece from Painted Blooms Designer Paper.  Both the “happy” cardstock and the ink for stamping “Birthday” are Blackberry BlissCandy Dots are from the same Subtles package as those from the above card – I used Soft Sky ones this time.

 

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Which do you like the best?  Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear your opinion!

 

Don’t Forget!

Begin earning February Stamp With Me card kits right away!   Please use TP4XVQVR when checking out to receive February Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great class HERE.   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Painted Petals from Leadership Conference

Painted Petals

Today began the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando.  I wasn’t able to attend this year, but I did watch some of the conference via live streaming.  I loved the projects that our Co-Founder and CEO Shelli Gardner presented.  The good thing about not going is that I could go right to my design table and try some of her ideas.  Sad to say, this card didn’t turn out nearly as gorgeous as Shelli’s – I’ve decided I’m just not a shabby chic kinda gal – but I still thought it showed off the Painted Petals stamp set in the Occasions Catalog nicely.

  • Colors are Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz. 
  • For the splatters, I used Gorgeous Grunge for the Blackberry and Sky splatters.  For the Pear Pizzazz, I took a wet paint brush, dipped it in the ink and “flung” it onto the cardstock with little tap of the brush.
  • The sentiment is a great one – who wouldn’t want to receive this!  It’s stamped in Memento Black Ink, cut out with an Oval Framelit and popped up on Dimensionals.
  • Pearls are the only embellishment, keeping it simple and letting this pretty stamp set do its thing!

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I want to try this same card in different color schemes and with different sentiments.  Once you have a great layout like this one, you can change it up all different ways.  I’m thinking Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow and Coastal Cabana next!

Don’t Forget

January free card kits are over, but you can begin to earn February Stamp With Me card kits right away!   Please use SX3N3Q6E when checking out to receive February Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great class HERE.   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Hey, Valentine!

Hey Valentine

You’re going to love working with the sweet images in the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Hey, Valentine.  And today I’m also showing you two separate gifts you can receive during the biggest sale event of the year – Sale-A-Bration.  With each $50 you spend from now until the end of March, choose among fabulous free gifts in the new Sale-A-Bration brochure.  The two featured in this card are the Best Year Ever Designer Paper and the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack.  I used some of the three ribbons in the accessory pack, but you’ll also receive coordinating buttons.

A circle theme is a great one when there’s fish and bubbles involved!  The background of the card is Coastal Cabana cardstock run through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  The designer paper has a circle pattern, and I even rounded the corners of the main image using the Envelope Punch Board.  Yep, best corner rounder ever – two for one use on this great tool!

Stampin’ Write Markers were used to color in this cute image.  Color scheme in the designer paper is Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Whisper White.  Don’t forget to use StazOn Black Ink to stamp your image when you want to do some coloring!

Don’t Forget!

  • Order your 2015 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog shares!  Get smaller portions of all of the wonderful new papers, ribbons and accessories.  Click HERE for more information.
  • And as always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use US97YC2Z when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Be Mine, Valentine

Be Mine

I love a classic red, black and white look!  And that’s why I love the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack that’s in the new Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog.  There’s some Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe mixed in, too.  And true to form, Stampin’ Up! has designed the prints to coordinate with each other beautifully.

My other most favorite new-catalog product is the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  You’re going to get such a bang for your buck with this versatile stamp set!  It’s great for every season, and I even created a Valentine tree (with the help of the tiny hearts in You Plus Me stamp set).

I also used the “Be Mine” stamp from You Plus Me inside of a Real Red cardstock punch from Sweetheart Punch.

AND if you purchase the You Plus Me stamp set and Stacked With Love DSP as a bundle, you’ll save 15%!

Don’t Forget!

  • Order your 2015 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog shares!  Get smaller portions of all of the wonderful new papers, ribbons and accessories.  Click HERE for more information.
  • And as always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use US97YC2Z when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Two New Stampin’ Up! Catalogs to Shop From!

There are two new catalogs that go live today – the new Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalog AND the new 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!  Be sure to check out both in this post.


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Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog Product Shares

Both the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs come out in just three short weeks – on January 6th! GET READY by reserving your spot in the very first round of Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog Shares! There are 3 shares for this catalog, and of course there’s also the option to get all of it with the “I Want it ALL!” Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Share.

Here are all of your options:

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Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog Ribbon Share ($11.00): This bundle includes 1 yard of Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim, 2 yards of Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, 2 yards Soft Sky Cotton Twine, 2 yards Wild Wasabi Cotton Twine, 2 yards Whisper White Cotton Twine, 1 yard Hello Honey 5/8? Quilted Cotton Ribbon, 1 yard White Jute Ribbon, 1 yard Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, 1 yard Calypso Coral 1/4″ Polyester Ribbon, 1 yard Crushed Curry 1/4″ Polyester Ribbon and 1 yard Coastal Cabana 1/4″ Polyester Ribbon –  a total of 15 yds of ribbon!
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Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog Accessory Share ($6.25): This bundle includes 3 large and 3 small Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers (6 total), 2 each of Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons (8 total), 3 Something Borrowed Embellishments and 3 large and 3 small Sale-A-Bration Designer Buttons (6 total). That’s 23 pieces!
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Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog Designer & Specialty Paper Share ($16.00): This bundle includes 6, 6″ x 6″ sheets from the following paper packs: Painted Blooms, Sweet Dreams, Irresistibly Yours and Bets Yer Ever. It also contains 5, 6″ x 6″ sheets and 2, 6″ x 3″ sheets from the Birthday Bash Paper Pack. The 6″ x 3″ sheets are of the two Gold Foil Specialty Sheets that only come with 1 sheet per print per pack. You will also receive 3, 6″ x 6″ sheets from the Something Borrowed Pack (this package contains only 3 prints instead of 6 in the package). In addition, you’ll get 12, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ sheets of Adventure Abound and 12, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ sheets of Stacked with Love DSP pieces. And as if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive a 6″ x 6″ pieces of the ALL NEW Chalkboard Paper and 4, 6″ x 3″ pieces of each print of the new Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets for a total of 63 sheets of paper and specialty paper!

 

DOUBLE SHARE – PICTURED ABOVE ($31.00 – Save $1!): Get DOUBLE the amount of paper for 6″ x 12″ cuts of all sheets indicated above as 6″ x 6″ – this extra length is perfect for scrapbookers, bigger dies or just those who love paper! You’ll receive 6″ x 6″ pieces of the two specialty Gold Foil Sheets from the Birthday Bash Paper Pack as well as the Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets. Please note that the the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ DSP is pre-cut by the company and this portion of the share will just be double sheets.
I Want it ALL Share – Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Edition! ($33.25): This share is for everyone who wants ALL of the shares listed above. Make things easy and just say “I just want it all!” rather than picking and choosing.

 

I Want it ALL Share with DOUBLE Paper Share ($48.25): You can also get the I Want it ALL Share featuring the DOUBLE paper assortment for 12″ x 6″ cuts!

And one of the perks for doing the I Want it All Share? You can also opt to add on the Artisan Embellishments Pack for 50% off! Regular price is $9.95+tax/shipping, yours for only $4.98+tax/shipping.  This is an awesome savings and will get your hands on my FAVORITE accessories in the Occasions Catalog! This Accessory Pack is its own share in and of itself. It already comes with just one of each element and a small sampling of BEAUTIFUL trims – so it can’t really be included it in the share. But I want everyone to be able to have it because it’s one of the most WELL DONE embellishment kits with HUGE possibilities! Take a look…

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To take advantage of the 50% off Embellishment Pack, just let me know you want it when you e-mail me to opt in to the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog I Want it All Share. Utilizing this perk is entirely optional.

The 50% Off Embellishment Pack is valid through January 15th only.

 

Want to sign up for 1, 2 or ALL of these shares!? Just e-mail me at krisshuels@gmail.com with the ones you want!

 

There is shipping on the shares based on the quantity of shares ordered if you’re not able to pick them up. “I Want it All!” Shares have a flat rate shipping of $5.60.

 

This is currently a “Save your Spot!” sign up for when the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs go live on January 6th. No orders will be placed/fulfilled until then.


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New Stampin’ Up! Products for 2015!

Chalk Inks and Balloon Bash

I know it’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas and I should be showing more Christmas ideas, but my demonstrator pre-order products from the new Occasions Catalog just arrived and I had to take a few minutes to play!  The new products I’m most excited about are the Chalkboard Paper and the Chalk Ink Pads!    I’ve combined them here along with a new must-have stamp set called Balloon Bash – a terrific new birthday set.

  • There are three different colors of Chalk Inks – Aquamarine, Rose Coral and Yellow Citrus.  They don’t follow the Stampin’ Up! color names, but here I’ve paired them with Crushed Curry, Island Indigo and Blushing Bride.
  • The main image is stamped in Aquamarine.  I then stamped it again in Rose Coral for the “just for you” banner, cut it out and adhered it on top with Dimensionals.
  • I did the same thing with the word “birthday” – stamped in Yellow Citrus and cut it out, then adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.
  • For a full chalkboard effect, I used my White Craft Stamp Pad and a Sponge Dauber and with very light pressure, added some “chalk dust” around the sides of the image.

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The Occasions Catalog will go “live” for you to order from on January 6th.  And this year, you’ll be able to take Sale-A-Bration benefits beginning that date, too!  It’s going to be an awesome sale!

If you regularly order from me, I’ve already scheduled for your catalogs to be delivered to you directly from Stampin’ Up!  If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, and you’d like to receive catalogs and begin ordering here, just email me and I’ll be sure you receive them.

Don’t Forget!

Get your December card kits free!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my December classes – please use SEDJXYUG when checking out to receive December Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

The following are all available beginning  January 6, 2015:

137144 Balloon Bash stamp set
137786 Chalkboard Paper
138092 Aquamarine Chalk Ink Pad
138091 Rose Coral Chalk Ink Pad
138093 Yellow Citrus Chalk Ink Pad

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