Thinking of you on Mother’s Day

Thinking Of You

With only a little over two weeks to go before the new Annual Catalog is released, I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek today of some new products being introduced!  Here is a portion of the Gingham Garden Suite, sure to be a favorite this year.  I made this card for my daughter and daughters-in-law for Mother's Day, but it would work for many occasions.

  • The new stamp set featured is Kind & Cozy – lots of country-feeling images including my favorite (which I didn't even use!) which is a cute little tea cup.
  • The Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper contains Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz (yes, it's back!) and Whisper White – so bright and cheerful!
  • You're going to FLIP when you see the new Candy Dots – a brad system that has every permanent color we carry in adhesive tops.  Use any color Candy Dot on a Brad Base for a framed colored brad, or just use the Dots on their own.  Here I've used an Island Indigo Dot from the Regals Pack.
  • White Baker's Twine looks good with this suite.
  • Daffodil Delight card stock and the Scallop Trim Border Punch pair to create a nice edge.

Thinking of you back

Don't forget a little envelope art.  Kind & Cozy has the perfect images for this!  There's even a "made with love" stamp I've used for the back of my card.

Thinking of you inside

And I decorated the inside with a Whisper White card stock liner and some more stamping.

Get ready to order these terrific products at my Online Store HERE, and also receive my Online Customer Perks – You'll automatically be entered into the May grab bag drawing.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16,95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossoms Punch $16.95
Item No. 129310 Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper $10.95*
Item No. 130932 Regals Candy Dots (100) $5.95*
Item No. 124262 Whisper White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 129123 Kind & Cozy wood $21.95 OR*
Item No. 129126 Kind & Cozy clear $16.95*
* May not be ordered until May 31st at Noon MT.


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Blossom Butterfly

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Thought I was CASEing a great card I saw at Leadership Conference in January, and then I realized it was also in the Occasions Mini Catalog!  Oh, well – still thought I would share it with you in case you missed it like I did!

  • Color scheme is a simple one – Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight
  • Butterfly image is stamped from Mixed Bunch and the new Blossom Punch to create both the main butterfly and the melon backing
  • A light coat of Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Accent Ink over the entire stamped image makes the butterfly iridescent.
  • Butterfly body is created with the Large Oval Punch
  • Antennae are quilled strips of card stock
  • Sentiment is from Loving Thoughts stamps set
     

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 125535 Mixed Bunch wood $27.85 OR
Item No. 125537 Mixed Bunch clear $21.97
Item No. 125603 Blossom Punch $16.95
Item No. 125843 Loving Thoughts wood $29.95 OR
Item No. 125845 Loving Thoughts clear $23.95
Item No. 117335 Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Item No. 119855 Lg. Oval Punch
Item No. 121084 Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink $5.50

DON'T FORGET TO: 
~ LAST DAY to register for Stamp Shoppe this coming weekend!  Click HERE for more details.
~ Register for Creative Escape – a weekend crafting retreat !  Click HERE for more details.
~ Take My Digital Studio for a test drive for 30 days FREE!  Click HERE for more details.


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Mixed Bunch Blossom


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We're getting together today as a team of demonstrators for an all-day Stamp Fest – stamping from 10AM to 9PM!  A portion of the evening is devoted to doing shoe box swaps.  Each person designs a card and brings enough supplies for everyone to make.  It's so much fun to see what everyone comes up with.  Here's the card I designed. 

  • Color scheme is Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo.
  • Sentiment comes from Loving Thoughts stamp set in the Occasions Mini catalog.
  • Flower is from Mixed Bunch stamp set (also in the Occasions Mini catalog) and uses VersaMark and Stampin' Pastels
  • Mixed Bunch has a coordinating punch – Blossom Punch – to make quick work of cutting it out
  • Center of flower is a knotted piece of 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon brought through (from the bottom) a hole in the 3/4" Chocolate Chip circle center

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: 
Item No. 125535 Mixed Bunch wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 125537 Mixed Bunch clear $21.95
Item No. 125843 Loving Thoughts wood $29.95 OR
Item No. 125845 Loving Thoughts clear $23.95
Item No. 115963 Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 125603 Blossom Punch $16.95
Item No. 119873 3/4" Circle Punch $10.95
Item No. 108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95
Item No. 120962 Stampin' Pastels $24.95
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
Item No. 111368 Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95

DON'T FORGET TO: 
~ Place your Sale-A-Bration order with me at my Online Store and receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks!
~ Register for Creative Escape – a weekend crafting retreat – click HERE for more details.
 


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Daring Adventure

Here's a gorgeous card from friend and fellow stamper, Phyl Lyons.  The sentiment comes from Daring Adventure stamp set and it looks great using lots of different Stampin' Write Markers direct to the rubber stamp.  The color combo is gorgeous – Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz.  Card base uses Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Now to figure out where the pretty butterfly came from – can anyone help?  Leave me a message by clicking "comment" below if you know what stamp set it's from!

DON'T FORGET TO: 
~ Place your Sale-A-Bration order with me at my Online Store and receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks!
~ Register for Creative Escape – a weekend crafting retreat – click HERE for more details.


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Wonderful You

This card features the gorgeous designer paper called Everyday Enchantment you'll be able to take for FREE during Sale-a-Bration beginning January 24th!  It's absolutely delicious – and what a terrific way to show it off!  Greeting comes from Loving Thoughts stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  This was another congratulations card I received from my upline, Aly Schilling, for reaching $100,000 in career sales in December, but you can choose any sentiment to place on the banner.  Some Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon completes the elegant look.  Easy as can be, but oh, so pretty!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 125843 Loving Thoughts wood $29.95 OR
Item No. 125845 Loving Thoughts clear $23.95
Item No. 126154 Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper – free with $50 purchase beginning Jan. 24th
Item No. 117291 Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon $6.95


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Different colors for Thinking of You

I had done this same card for my Convention Swaps back in July; you'll find that purple and green card HERE.  I changed up the same card and used fall colors – Soft Suede and Peach Parfait – and was surprised at how different the card looked!  We also now have Dazzling Details to use on the flowers instead of Dazzling Diamonds and 2-way glue.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122565 Simply Soft (W) OR
Item No. 122567 Simply Soft (C)
Item No. 111700 Thank You Kindly (W) $13.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95
Item No. 119871 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch $6.95
Item No. 124117 Dazzling Detains $2.50


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Sympathy Cards for Church Ministry

I've been working with a couple of groups of wonderful women involved in church card ministries.  It's been so much fun creating cards together that they'll send to members of the church facing difficulties in their lives.  This first card uses Nature Walk stamp set stamped in Night of Navy, with Daffodil Delight accents colored in with a Stampin' Write Marker.  Sentiment is from Blessings from Heaven stamp set.

This card is pretty much CASEd from the Idea Book & Catalog, with the exception of changing the word image to something a bit simpler and using Petite Pairs stamp set for the sentiment.  Image is from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set; I added punched flowers using Itty Bitty Punch Pack and Pearls to the centers.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No.113252 Thoughts & Prayers $25.95
Item No. 123050 Blessings from Heaven wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 123052 Blessings from Heaven clear $14.95
Item No. 122495 Petite Pairs wood $28.95 OR
Item No. 122497 Petite Pairs clear $20.95
Item No. 121925 Nature Walk wood $25.95 OR
Item No. 121997 Nature Walk clear $18.95


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Veteran’s Hospital Cards of Encouragement

I was asked by a women's group to prepare a stamping class for 40 women to make cards of encouragement to give to veterans at the the local Veteran's Hospital.  They're actually delivering their cards today!  These cards had to be fairly easy, since we had to get through 40 cards in 1-1/2 hrs. with mostly brand new stampers!  The first card is using some Spice Cake Designer Series Paper paired with Autumn Splendor stamp set.  Colors are Pool Party, Early Espresso and More Mustard.

The second card features Autumn Days for the main image and Sincere Salutations for the sentiment.  I've added two pieces from the Big Shot (that were pre-done for all the ladies!).  Not Quite Navy card stock uses the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Old Olive card stock uses the Tasteful Trim Die.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 115452 Autumn Days wood $23.95 OR
Item No. 120000 Autumn Days clear $17.95
Item No. 116503 Autumn Splendor $20.95
Item No. 115068 Sincere Salutations $23.95
Item No. 124003 Spice Cake Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 120931 Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 125058 Not Quite Navy 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Die $42.95

Don't Forget!
To order your discounted Stampin' Up! products before Nov. 30th – click HERE!


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Gently Falling Card Set

Have I got a treat for you today!!!!  I have an ENTIRE Fall card set project to show.  I designed this card set for my September demonstrator team Stamp & Chat that I hold once a quarter.  The idea behind this set of cards is to choose a small selection of Stampin' Up! products to showcase throughout all of the cards so that my team could then offer this as a class for their customers.  I designed each card to teach an easy technique (or two!).  With the exception of a few small additions, I chose to focus on Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Gently Falling stamp set, Perfectly Penned stamp set for the 4 sentiments, a roll of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a package of Basic Pearls.  The cards and 4 Very Vanilla envelopes all fit nicely in the file folder card case featuring a Spice Cake Designer Button.

The first card features a "rock and roll" method for creating the two-toned leave of More Mustard and Pool Party (really 3-toned when counting the second stamp in Soft Suede).  Dazzling Details gives the leaf an iridescent glitter.  I also showed how to create the ribbon rose by twisting the ribbon and laying it into Sticky Sheets.  Leaves are punched using the 5-Petal Flower Punch.

This card shows how to gather the ribbon into a row of Sticky Strip for an interesting look, as well as layering our 5/8" Jumbo Brads with a card stock circle and a pearl for added interest.  Postage Stamp Punch is used for the designer paper.

This card highlights the beautiful two-step stamping of the Gently Falling stamps.  Torn edges around the Get Well sentiment add some more interest.  The pearls were lost on the busy background designer paper, so I backed them with Pool Party card stock circles created with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  The Eyelet Border Punch gave the More Mustard background some pop.

The final card in the set uses Post-It notes to mask around the edges of the background of the leaf then sponging Crumb Cake Classic Ink inside.  Stamp the leaf image over the top using Soft Suede Classic Ink.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 124003 Spice Cake Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item no. 123802 Gently Falling wood mount $39.95 OR
Item No. 123804 Gently Falling clear mount $28.95
Item No. 124113 Spice Cake Designer Buttons $7.95
Item No. 122890 Perfectly Penned wood mount $16.95 OR
Item No. 122892 Perfectly Penned clear mount $12.95
Item No. 122975 Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls $4.95
Item No. 122344 Postage Stamp Punch $15.95
Item No. 119853 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads $6.95
Item No. 114300 Sticky Sheets $6.95
Item No. 124117 Dazzling Details $2.50
Item No. 119880 5-Petal Flower Punch $16.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 101610 Stamping Sponges (3) $3.50

To order your Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Can I have TWO “BFF’s”?

I received this stamp set at Convention and wasn't sure how I was going to use it, but here it is once again!  It's a very fun set with lots of collage elements.  I CASEd a swap I received from my upline Aly Schilling and changed up the colors.  My card base is Whisper White, adding Old Olive for the first layer that's stamped tone on tone with Old Olive Classic Ink.  Next is a strip of the luscious new Island Indigo card stock with coordinating Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.  The main image is created by stamping and punching with the Decorative Label Punch, as well as punching the little red heart from the Heart to Heart Punch then adding a Rhinestone Brad.  The larger Indigo and white heart is a stamp and is cut out with Paper Snips.  All are mounted with Dimensionals.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122805 Best Friends Forever wood $23.95 OR
Item No. 122807 Best Friends Forever clear $17.95
Item No. 122974 Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Item No. 119881 Heart to Heart Punch $16.95
Item No. 120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones (150) $4.95

Don't Forget!
To sign up for Stamp Shoppe on Sept. 9 & 10 – either "on the go" or attending – Click HERE!


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