Hey There and Beach House Washi Tape

So Sweet of You

I had so much fun making THIS CARD with the Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape that I decided to try a different shape with a different package of washi – this time Hearts Framelits and Beach House Wash Tape.

  • You’ll find the instructions to create this fun Washi Tape image in my previous post HERE.  In fact, I used the exact same measurements for the star and heart images.
  • Color scheme for Beach House Washi Tape is Real Red, Crushed Curry and Pool Party – yum!
  • You’ll notice the pretty hear border at the top – it’s made with the brand new Hearts Border Punch with a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock behind.
  • The “So Sweet” sentiment is from Hello There stamp set and is stamped in VersaMark Ink on Real Red Cardstock, then heat embossed using White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.  After I was finished with those steps, I used the Circle Framelits to cut it out.
  • Hands down – my favorite ribbon in the new catalog is the 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, here in Pool Party.  The colors are gorgeous and it ties like a dream.  If you’d like to receive a 2-yd. share of each of the 12 colors of Cotton Ribbon, why not sign up for a Ribbon Share – you needn’t purchase full spools of all the colors this way.  Check out the details of my Ribbon Shares HERE.

So Sweet of You closeup

To make this card I used two different Framelits sets with my Big Shot.  Be sure to get your Big Shot this month and receive a FREE stamp and Framelit bundle; details can be found HERE.

Don’t Forget!

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 August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

Card samples are posted for both the August Stamp Shoppe HERE and the Cards & Coffee card kits HERE – check them out!

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

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Bloomin’ Marvelous Choices for Sale-A-Bration!

This has been the best year ever for Stampin' Up!'s choices for Sale-A-Bration free products!  I'm lovin' working with all of the terrific stamp sets, as well as the designer paper, buttons and ribbon.  Here's a card combining several of the gifts that can be yours FREE with each $50 order you place before March 22nd.

  • Butterfly image, as well as the sentiment, are from Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set.  Eight easy to use images in all!
  • The Large Oval Punch cuts out the butterfly and makes an interesting main image in a snap.
  • More pretty patterns from Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper!
  • I used the Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut out the Summer Starfruit bordering the butterfly image.
  • The Island Indigo card stock zig-zag comes from the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die and the Big Shot.

Don't have the Big Shot yet?  Purchase it during Sale-A-Bration, add on an additional small item to bring you to $100, and get TWO FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 129651 Bloomin' Marvelous wood OR
Item No. 129654 Bloomin' Marvelous clear
Item No. 127540 Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
All the above can be earned FREE with each $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die
Item No. 127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95
Item No. 119855 Large Oval Punch $15.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95

PAPER PUMPKIN!  What could be better than receiving your own crafting kit every month right at your doorstep!  Be sure to register for your Paper Pumpkin subscription BEFORE March 10th to receive the first kit!  Click HERE for details!


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Cute Gingerbread Man

Here's a sweet gingerbread man made by my friend Phyl Lyons.  This is a small 3" x 3" card perfect for a gift enclosure.

  • Stamp the gingerbread man from Scentsational Seasons stamp set in More Mustard, then use Sponge Daubers to apply Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler ink directly to the rubber and blend in to get the gradation of colors.
  • The gingerbread man cuts out in a jiff using the coordinating Holiday Collection Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.
  • Sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and is punched out with the Word Window Punch.
  • Background is Early Espresso Core'Dinations card stock run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
  • The More Mustard card stock piece is cut with the Big Shot and one of the frames from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 121026 Scentsational Seasons wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 121190 Scentsational Seasons clear $14.95
Item No. 127814 Holiday Collection Framelits Dies $24.95 OR
Purchase both the stamp set and framelits in a bundle and save:
Item No. 129945 Scentsational Season Bundle wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 129946 Scentsational Season Bundle clear $32.95
Item No. 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes clear $26.95
Item No. 127848 Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock $6.95
Item No. 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 102892 Sponge Daubers $10.95
Item No. 122941 1/8" Silver Mini Brads $5.50
Item No. 127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95

DON'T FORGET!  Place your online order with me and receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks.  Soon you'll be earning a FREE stamp set valued up to $40!  Click HERE to start shopping!


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Snowy Thank You

Now's the perfect time to make up a bunch of winter-themed thank you cards to send to those thoughtful friends and family right after Christmas.  Don't have a lot of time?  Here's a really quick and easy card that I'm sending out this year.  Simply layer together Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry card stocks.  The Whisper White card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder.  I placed one of each of the three sizes of Jewel Basic Rhinestones in the centesr of three snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations.  Voila – done and in the mail!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 120902 Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestone (150) $4.95
Item No. 115068 Sincere Salutations $23.95

REMINDERS
EARN FREE STAMPS
with Kriss's Online Customer Perks – be rewarded for your shopping loyalty.  Click HERE!
TRY A SAMPLE OF NEW PRODUCTS
from the new Occasions Mini Catalog in a Product Share.  Click HERE!
SIGN UP FOR STAMP SHOPPE which is next week, either attending or "on the go".  Click HERE!


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Congratulations to my Team Members – September 2011

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top FIVE sales people on my team for the month of September!  We had SUCH a good month, that I want to recognize more gals!  They are:

Debbie Sowards (earned a spot at Grand Achiever's Day!)
Pam Kane
Pat Schmidt (also promoted to Sr. Associate!)
Sheila Edwards
and
Nicole Bertrand (also promoted to Sr. Associate!)
You ladies rock!  And here's the special card I made them.

I was giving out these cards at our Oktoberfest weekend retreat, so I wanted to keep with the circus theme.  The red and white star designer paper from Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper pack was perfect for my sales stars!  But I couldn't stop there – I cut out two size of stars using the Stars #2 Die with the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Red and Silver Glimmer Paper, holding them together with a Tempting Turquoise Glimmer Brad from the Brights collection.  The Daffodil Delight card stock is run through the Big Shot using the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing FolderStampin' Write Markers direct to the rubber stamp create our "you're a star" sentiment from Workshop Words stamp set, and a few Basic Rhinestones give even more bling.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 127067 Workshop Words – free at Convention!
Item No. 122348 Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 121790 Red Glimmer Paper $4.95
Item No. 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper $4.95
Item No. 121006 Brights Glimmer Brads $4.95
Item No. 119246 Basic Rhinestone Jewels (150) $4.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 114526 Circles #2 Die $15.95
Item No. 113461 Stars #2 Originals Die $15.95
Item No. 123128 Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot die-cutting machine $99.95

You can see by this card that I LOVE using my Big Shot!  From textured embossing to cutting out shapes, it's become my most used crafting tool!  And now you can have your very own Big Shot FREE during the month of October!  Click HERE to find out how!

Want more information about the FREE Big Shot?  Don't forget to call into our informational conference call this evening!  Click HERE for all the details – don't miss it!  

To register for this FREE Q&A Call, Click Here:

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Congratulations to my Team Members – January

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top three sales people on my team for the month of January!  They are:

Sheila Edwards
Brenda Rivera
and
Lauren Caratozzolo

Great job, ladies!

And here's the special card I made them:

I can't stop using the delightful Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Bliss.  It's one of my absolute all-time favorites!  You can't purchase it – but you can earn it free with a $50 purchase until the end of March.  My color scheme also comes from Sale-A-Bration – a fun, perky color combo found in two of the Sale-A-Bration gift offerings.  It's Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.  A row of three Jewels Basic Rhinestones adorn each butterfly, and a strip of Daffodil Delight designer paper from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack gives this card a little something extra.  Had to try out my new toy – the Tasteful Trim die for the Big Shot created the cute row of rick-rack.  The sentiment comes from Afterthoughts, another stamp set you can earn free – this one is a hostess exclusive set.  Either host a workshop or place your own order that totals $150, and you an choose this terrific set!  Then take Bliss for free as well!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 121851 Bliss wood mount – earn FREE or
Item No. 123217 Bliss clear mount – earn FREE
Item No. 118388 Afterthoughts wood mount – earn FREE or
Item No. 120121 Afterthoughts clear mount – earn FREE
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones (150) $4.95
Item No. 117155 Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack $19.95
Item No. 119761 Daffodil Delight 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $6.95

Don't Forget!
To book your Sale-A-Bration workshop today – click HERE!

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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My Creative Hostess

So how clever is my "over-achieving" hostess!!!  Phyl Lyons of Seneca Falls, NY, recently had a workshop and she went all out.  This is her invitation to her workshop – on the flip side is all of the information!  Isn't it darling?  The results?  Phyl's workshop closed at over $900 earning her 3 free stamp sets and over $120 in hostess free merchandise!  It really pays to go the extra mile!  You might like to use this idea for an upcoming Christmas party invitation.

Phyl coupled my favorite stamp set of the year, Greeting Card Kids, with Newsprint Designer Series Paper for this gorgeous creation.  The Big Shot along with the Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die made it a snap to cut out the scallops for the background.  When creating a vintage feel, don't forget to sponge the edges of your card stock and papers.  It really adds to the feel!  In this case, Phyl used Soft Suede Classic Ink along with a Sponge.  Phyl's favorite technique for coloring in her images is to use the AquaPainters with her Classic Stamp Pads.  Just beautiful!  And congratulations to Phyl for hosting a fantastic workshop!

Don't Forget!

To register for the Christmas Bonanza event –  Click Here!
To 
register for the November Stamp Shoppe – click HERE!
Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Congratulations to my Team Members – September

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top three sales people on my team for the month of July! They are:

Sheila Edwards
Ruth Petrovich
and
Heather Matos

Great job, ladies!  AND Sheila received her very first promotion to Sr. Associate!  Woo-hoo!  Here's a special card I made just for them:

I love the colors used in Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper – Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red – but for some reason, I couldn't get the papers to work with this layout.  So instead I "borrowed" a piece of Pumpkin Pie designer paper from Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper and combined it with solids in the other colors.  The main image from Just Believe is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock cut with the Big Shot and the Oval Scallop Frame Die – just save the frame for another project.  So Saffron butterflies are also cut with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  More Very Vanilla card stock is punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and tucked under the designer paper, and a big Real Red button in the Candy Cane Button collection from the Holiday Mini Catalog adds some zing.  Simply cut some card stock in a very thin slice and use as "thread".  Don't forget the Mini Glue Dots for adhering it to the card.  The "celebrate" sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases, a truly fabulous set for all sorts of greetings!
 

Don't forget to do a little stamping inside your card.  I simply used one of the other stamps in the Just Believe stamp set along with Early Espresso Classic ink to create this attractive border.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED
Item No. 116948 Just Believe wood mount $33.95 OR
Item No. 120453 Just Believe clear mount $25.95
Item No. 117002 Fabulous Phrases wood mount $37.95 OR
Item No. 120501 Fabulous Phrases clear mount $26.95
Item No. 117390 Sweet & Sour Designer Series Paper $11.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 114521 Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die $19.95
Item No. 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 121718 Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons (48) $8.95

Don't Forget!

To register for the Christmas Bonanza event –  Click Here!
To 
register for the November Stamp Shoppe – click HERE!
Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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A From The Heart Welcome

Jodi Brown, Mitra Prat and Dolly VanSickle all recently joined my From The Heart Stampers Team, and I made this card especially to welcome these wonderful women.  The card began with Whisper White card stock, with a layer of Pretty In Pink card stock next.  Then I used Basic Black card stock embellished with the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the bottom edge.  I'm finding the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks to be so useful – here I've used a Basic Gray and Whisper White polka dot piece from the Neutrals pack.  A sliver of Pretty in Pink card stock run through the Big Shot using the Top Note Bigz Die decorates the edge.  This is our most popular selling die, and you'll get more mileage with it if you think about using bits and pieces of it as well as the whole image.  I've added a little sophistication with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels and Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon.  The Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart stamp is the sentiment.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 117157 Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack $19.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 113463 Top Note Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 119246 Basic Rhinestone Jewels (150) $4.95
Item No. 117285 Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
 

Don't Forget!

To register for the Christmas Bonanza event –  Click Here!
To 
register for the November Stamp Shoppe – click HERE!
Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Congrats to Judy

Here's a card to congratulate Judy on her first recruit!  I love the Fall color scheme but just a little on the softer side!  I've begun my card with Crumb Cake card stock (formerly known as Kraft) which has become my new favorite neutral!  I've been using it like crazy lately.  Some Peach Parfait Designer Series Paper and 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon decorate the lower half of the card and Soft Suede Textured card stock the upper portion.  I punched the star from Pear Pizzazz card stock using the Extra Large Star Punch, then ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink with Word Play – oh, what a great stamp set – and punched out using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.  More In Color Designer Series Paper in Pear Pizzazz adds a backdrop for the sentiment.  Three Early Espresso Brads from the Neutrals Brads are perfectly lined up using the Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 119264 Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 121028 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack – Level 1 hostess gift
Item No. 119736 Neutrals Brads (120) $6.95
Item No. 119875 Extra Large Star Punch $16.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 120308 Word Play wood mount $41.95 OR
Item No. 120651 Word Play clear mount $28.95

Don't Forget!

To order your Clearance Rack sale items today before they're gone!  Click below to order online.
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