Love & Affection with Playful Palette – FINAL day to order retiring products

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This is a terrific card layout to show off Stampin’ Up!’s pretty new designer paper.  This packet is called Playful Palette and contains 3 of the 5 new 2016-18 In Colors.  Featured here is Peekaboo Peach.  I love how this pretty color pairs with Old Olive and Basic Black.

  • I’ve also used the brand new stamp set called Love & Affection to stamp the flower and sentiment.  I’ve stamped the flower in Basic Black Ink on Watercolor Paper and used an Aqua Painter and Peekaboo Peach stamp pad to color in the image.  Then I added the leaves stamped in Old Olive.
  • The center of the flower is a medium Perfect White Accent colored in with a black Sharpie.  Just be sure to color it in off the card and let it dry before moving it to the card front.
  • I created the circles by punching the Watercolor Paper with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and then the Basic Black Cardstock is cut with the Circle Framelits.  This way, I could get just a very thin border of black.

Here’s a tip when you need a punched or die-cut piece of cardstock and you’re using that color as a background, too.  Don’t waste a separate piece of cardstock – just die cut out of the center of the layering piece.  No one will ever know!  Here’s what I mean:

punching into cardstock

Have you ever done this?  Works like a charm!

 

You could really have some fun by repeating this card layout with lots of different patterns of designer paper.  Change up the sentiment, too, to what you currently need.

 

Here are the measurements so that you can create this same card – either using the same products or choose something different!

Old Olive card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″

Basic Black and DSP layers both:  3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″

Sentiment banner:  3/4″ x 3-1/4″

Love and Affection

 



 

Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:

 

FarwellFINAL day to purchase your favorites from the Retiring Products List!  Click HERE to view what’s left.

 

Save your spot in my In Color Club today!  First orders will be going in tomorrow, June 1st, when the catalog goes live!  Click HERE to read more.

 

Get in on my New Catalog Product Shares!  I’ll be ordering for these, too, right on June 1st!  Click HERE to view all of the details.

 

 

Just-for-Him-and-Summer-Lovin-Card-Shop-Collections-768x768I have just TWO current Card Shop Card Kit Collections left!  Once these are gone, I’ll put you on the list to receive the next upcoming card kits.  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 9QVCWFDQ 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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Note Card Set for a Bridal Shower

Note Card card set all cards

 

I was recently invited to a bridal shower for a dear friend and stamping customer.  Along with choosing something from her registry, I gave her a set of hand-stamped thank you cards in her wedding colors.  These were so much fun to make and super easy!  Just use Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes!

 

I’ll give you the details on creating these pretty cards in a minute, but first I want to show you the box I made especially to house these pretty cards in.

Note Card card set box completed

 

 

I’m super excited about how this darling box turned out, especially since I created it completely on my own.  Create a unique box for anything by simply knowing what your completed box needs to hold and measuring the space needed.

Note Card card set bottom box

Cardstock for box measures 9-1/2″ x 8″; score at 2″ and 7-1/2″ the long way and 2″ and 6″ the short way.  Be sure to use your Simply Scored Tool for perfect scoring lines.

Note Card card set box tear tape

 

Once your Tear & Tape Adhesive is in place, just peel off the coating strip and adhere the corners inside the adjacent side of the box.

 

Note Card card set lid

The cardstock for the lid  7-5/8″ x 6-1/8″.  Score at 1″ in on all 4 sides then cut into the cardstock and adhere just like the bottom of the box in Night of Navy cardstock.

Note Card card set box top closeup

 

Decorating the top was super fun!

  • The top of the box is Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • I wrapped the box with a piece of Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon.
  • Next I adhered a Silver Metallic Foil Doily over the ribbon.
  • I cut a circle from Whisper White Cardstock using Circle FramelitsCircle Framelits are on the retiring product list!
  • Next I created a tag using Perfect Pennants stamp set.  This versatile stamp set is retiring, too – it’s a must have in your collection!  I stamped using VersaMark Ink onto Night of Navy cardstock, then sprinkled on Silver Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool.
  • I also created the two silver banner pieces at the end in much the same way.  I stamped on Whisper White Cardstock using VersMark Ink, then used Silver Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  That image is also in the Perfect Pennants stamp set.
  • I added an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment and created a bow with the Bow Builder Punch used with a piece of Silver Foil Sheet.

A set of 12 cards and envelopes pops into this sweet box and makes a special presentation!

 

Now back to my cards!

Note Card card set single card

 

  • Creating a gift of a large set of cards couldn’t be easier with the Note Cards & Envelopes.  I cut a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to create a border, then an additional Whisper White piece of cardstock a little smaller to act as my card front.
  • I used Work of Art stamp set to create the “swooshes” – they’re stamped in Tempting Turquoise Ink and I began with a fully inked stamp then just stamped three times without reinking the stamp.
  • Next I stamped the Watercolor Thank You stamp using Night of Navy Ink.  This terrific single stamp (wood mount only) is on the retiring list so be sure to grab it for this and many other projects!
  • A little butterfly from Tempting Turquoise cardstock gives the cards a bit of dimension – just use the Bitty Butterfly Punch.
  • A row of three Rhinestones dresses up the butterfly nicely.

 

I texted my sister in Arizona a picture of my completed set and she just had to have one too!  I made her a set in Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  These turned out pretty, too – you could use any two colors you’d like – and of course, I mailed them to her and forgot to snap a picture!  Oh, well – you can imagine them with these pretty colors:

RETIRING PRODUCTS USED IN THIS CARD:

  1. Perfect Pennants stamp set
  2. Watercolor Thank You stamp
  3. Iced Rhinestone Embellishments
  4. Circles Collection Framelits

 

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6x6 DSP samplerCheck out my Bonus Offering Special that’s going on right now and earn a free 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper Sampler!  NEW Host Code – use 7VB629YW when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.

 

 

 

 

 
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Apple of My Eye

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Apple of My Eye is the “sweetest” stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog!  I’m kind of a “foodie” so this one really appeals to me.  And I love that we’ve been given a fun, coordinating designer paper in the Annual Catalog – Farmers Market.  It also made me remember the “rock and roll” stamping technique that I haven’t used in a long time.

  • To create the pears, I stamped first with Hello Honey stamp pad, then used an Old Olive stamp pad and just touched the edges of the stamp to that color.
  • Try offsetting your circles for a more unpredictable look.  The top-selling Framelits are the Circle Framelits – they’re a must have!
  • There’s a trend in stamping that I haven’t fully embraced yet with the “nest” of fibers behind an image.  I’m really trying but my neat and tidy Type A personality is struggling with this look!  But I do think I like the Linen Thread behind the circles.  What do you think?  Are you having fun with this popular accent?

 

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  • I decided to try something a little different with the Black Satin Ribbon.  I cut off a small piece and tucked the right end under the circles.  Then I tied a separate small bow, dovetailing the ends with my Paper Snips and adhering it to the left end of the flat ribbon with a Glue Dot.  I like the tailored yet kind of elegant look with this card.

And just announced this morning – this week’s Weekly Deals!  Click on the images to learn more about each product.

 

 

Don’t Forget!
This is the final month of Sale-A-Bration!  Be sure to order your favorite Stampin’ Up! products and choose unlimited free gifts for each and every $50 you spend!

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 J32QV2J3 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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Big Shot

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Painted Petals Thank You for Mother’s Day

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I was thinking that a thank you card just might be the most appropriate Mother’s Day card there is!  We have so much to thank our mothers for and this pretty card would be perfect.

  • The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog will be retiring on June 2nd, and one of my favorite suites to work with is the Painted Petals coordinated products.  Here I’ve used the Painted Blooms stamp set and the Painted Blooms Designer Paper, and there’s also a Spring Flowers Embossing Folder that coordinates beautifully.  And the stamp set is available in all three stamp types – wood, clear mount or photopolymer!
  • The color scheme is from the designer paper – Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky.
  • This stamp set has a lot of different components, and some can be used as base stamps for lots of other stamp sets.  Here, I’ve used the row of watercolor circles to create a border above the Soft Sky Cardstock strip, and this could be so useful on so many cards.
  • The Oval Framelits used with the Big Shot creates the backdrop for the pretty flowers.  There’s a stamp for the stems and a separate one for the flowers, so it’s easy to stamp them in different colors.
  • It’s not easy to see in the photo, but the flowers have just a touch of Dazzling Details to make them shine.
  • Love the font combo for the sentiment – it’s stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • Three Soft Sky Candy Dots finish up the card.  You’ll find them in the Subtles Collection of Candy Dots.

Wishing all of you mothers a beautiful day of being pampered and spoiled – you deserve it!

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Best Day Ever – 2015 Sale-A-Bration

Best Day Ever

There are so many terrific Stampin’ Up! special products that you can take free.  But remember, this is the final month for Sale-A-Bration, the biggest sales event of the year!  Be sure to stock up on all of your basic consumables this month – things like adhesive, cardstock and envelopes – to earn free products.

Today I’m featuring the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Best Day Ever.  And good news – you can choose wood mount, clear mount or photopolymer!  Here are all of the images you’ll receive with this great little set –

best day ever stamp set

  • I wanted to try a rainbow effect with my color scheme, but was tired of the traditional bright colors.  Just for fun, I tried combining 2 Subtles colors (Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral) with 3 Regals colors (Rose Red, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo) for a bit of a different look.
  • I stamped each color of flower, turning the petals so that the striped one ended up in a different place each time.
  • Do you sometimes need more Black Candy Dots than all the rest of the neutrals color pack?  I definitely go through them more quickly!  For this card, I used the Very Vanilla Candy Dots (which I don’t seem to use very often) and colored them black with a sharpie.  It worked great!
  • Don’t forget to pop the main image up on Dimensionals!

Best Day Ever closeup

 

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Card samples are not ready yet, but 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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Flower Patch by Christine

Flower Patch by Christine

One of my From the Heart team members and friend, Christine Hunt, sent me this gorgeous thank you card, and I just had to share!  It uses the Flower Patch bundle – the Flower Patch Pholopolymer stamp set and the Flower Fair Framelits Dies.  It’s so easy to stamp and cut out these pretty flowers with the coordinating products.  Christine used a fresh color palette of Crisp Cantaloupe, Rose Red and Old Olive.  And the secret to success is those little Dimensionals popping up the flowers – it makes such a difference!

 

Flower Patch by Christine closeup

I’d love for you to consider joining my Stampin’ Up! team.  Now through March 31st, join Stampin’ Up! and receive either a free kit or two free Sale-A-Bration gifts in addition to your starter kit.  And everything ships completely free – another huge savings!

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Whether you would consider yourself a hobby demonstrator or would like to earn some extra money, be a part of a very active team!  You’ll receive tons of support, project ideas and a fun interactive community.  Are you ready to join?  It’s so easy to do online!   Just click here!

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Doodles of Thanks

Doodle

Zentangle is the art of fine doodling, and it’s fun, relaxing – even meditative – and can be incorporated into your stamping.  The Stampin’ Up! single stamp called Blended Bloom along with Stampin’ Up!’s Project Life Journaling Pens work perfectly for trying out this fun technique.

As I was researching my post, I came across this fabulous work of art by Pat Perry .  Pat has taken zentangle to the ultimate level in this stunning drawing below.

Pat Perry

Of course, we’re not all “Pats” – I certainly don’t come even close – but we can enjoy creating a little zentangle on our hand-stamped cards.

Stamp the image using a StazOn Black Stamp Pad.  Use the fine tip of the Journaling Pen to start doodling inside each petal.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun, so don’t stress about perfection!  Once it’s finished, it’ll look beautiful!

The rest of the card was kept pretty plain so that the zentangle piece can really shine.

  • I used Calypso Coral Cardstock for the card base, but really any color will work.
  • I adhered a square piece of Vellum Cardstock to the base then wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it.
  • I did it again!  I used the “thanks” from a current Stampin’ Up! stamp set, but I can’t for the life of me figure out which one!  Leave me a comment if you can find the stamp set this sentiment comes from!
  • Chalk Lines stamp set was used to create the pretty design at the bottom, stamped tone-on-tone using a Calypso Coral Stamp Pad.
  • A small piece of Sweet Sadie Washi Tape decorates the end of the sentiment, and I’ve added a few Rhinestones colored with a black sharpie.

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Here’s a close-up to show you some of the patterns I used.  Have fun thinking up your own patterns, too!

 

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I JUST posted the January Stamp Shoppe card samples HERE!  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 6Q6YV742 when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Stamping with Baby Wipe Technique

Seasonally Scattered baby wipe

I just love using the Baby Wipe Technique with Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills!  And this technique works really well with Seasonally Scattered, a fun stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  Here’s how you’ll begin:

  • Choose about 4 colors for your palette.  I wanted this to be a Fall look, but I also wanted it to look just a little different than the usual colors, so I chose Crushed Curry, Rose Red, Garden Green and Eggplant Envy.

 

Regals Ink Refills

  • Fold a baby wipe in half and lay it on a surface that won’t bleed through.  I use my old-style stamp case.  This way, I can shut the lid and my inks stay wet for quite some time.
  • Squeeze about 10 drops of each color ink onto the baby wipe, being sure not to leave white spaces between the colors.

Baby Wipe Technique

  • Press your stamp into your homemade ink pad then stamp.  Be sure to clean your stamp each time you use it so that your colors don’t get muddy.

Seasonally Scattered baby wipe closeup

  • I used a thin border of Elegant Eggplant cardstock between the two layers of Very Vanilla.  My accessories are the Hello Honey Ribbon (close enough to the Crushed Curry ink) with an Autumn Wooden Element.

 

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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 November classes – please use 6H32C3WF when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe, Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Bundle and Save 15% on Fun Fall and Fall Fest

Fall Fest and For All Things

Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits have been my favorite new Stampin’ Up! products this Fall!  I love all of the interchangeable components in the stamp set, making it great for Halloween and Fall all in one set.  And when you purchase both at the same time, you’ll save 15% on the set!

Remember when we were “all over” the new In Colors when they were introduced in June?  And then I sort of forgot about them for a bit.  Well, now is the time to pull them out and use them like crazy!  Look at this beautiful Fall pallette – Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.

 

2014-16 In Color Stamp Pads

  • I really wanted to highlight these beautiful colors that look so great together, so I used some color blocking as my backdrop.
  • A Whisper White Cardstock oval was cut using the Oval Framelits and Big Shot.  All of the images were stamped on Whisper White Cardstock then cut out using the Fun Fall Framelits.
  • I tied a piece of Linen Thread around the larger pumpkin and slipped on an Autumn Wooden Element.  You’ll find these sweet little accents being used over and over again on your Fall projects.
  • Dimensionals are important with any card, but this one in particular to achieve the realistic overlay of the various pieces.  The smaller pumpkin and leaf are brought to the foreground to give the scene some nice depth.
  • “Grateful for You” is stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink on the Hello Honey Cardstock.  You’ll find this sentiment in another terrific Stampin’ Up! Fall stamp set called For All ThingsAnd you’ll find another card using different elements of the For All Things stamp set HERE.

 

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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 November classes – please use VU26XFCR when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.

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Seasonally Scattered Thanks

Seasonally Scattered Thanks

Seasonally Scattered is a fun stamp set this year that you can use to create thank you cards, Christmas cards and Valentine’s Day cards.  You’ll find it in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog on pg. 43.  With just 3 simple stamps, this set is a must have for showcasing techniques and for doing quick & easy cards.

  • I began thinking about this card with Fall colors in mind, but I wanted something a little lighter so that I could emboss over the top of the colors.  I chose the Subtles family colors – Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron and Calypso Coral – with some added Early Espresso.
  • It didn’t photograph all that well, but I used Shimmery White Cardstock as my base to stamp on and literally dragged my stamp pad over the cardstock in an arching motion from left to right.  I started at the bottom with Wild Wasabi and moved up, letting the colors blend and overlap just a bit.  The shimmer from the cardstock shows through the colors and gives a nice added look.
  • Next I stamped “thanks” from Seasonally Scattered using my VersaMark pad, then sprinkled on Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heated it up with my Heat Tool.
  • Accents on the bottom are Venetian Crochet Trim and Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon.  The button is an Early Espresso one from the Neutrals Designer Buttons.  I pulled apart some of the Very Vanilla fibers from the Natural/Old Olive Two-Tone Trim and made an “X” through the center, adhering it to the card with a Glue Dot.

Seasonally Scattered Thanks closeup

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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 November classes – please use VU26XFCR when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.

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