Hello Love Valentine

Hello Love

Here’s a quick and easy card using just 2 punches and one stamp from Stampin’ Up!  It’s definitely a Valentine’s Day kinda card, but it could be used all year long.  Who wouldn’t like getting this card in any month!

Not sure where the “hello love” came from?  That’s because it’s from a retired hostess set called Good Greetings.  Here’s a photo of all the great sentiments contained in this one set.

Good Greetings

Since Good Greetings is retired, you can replace the sentiment with something else appropriate that you have.  But wait – I just happen to have an extra copy that’s never been used!  Leave a comment to this post and let me know which sentiment is your favorite from this set.  I’ll do a random drawing from the comments below.  Saturday, January 17th, is my birthday, and to celebrate I’ll choose a winner on that day.  I’ll announce the winner here on my blog, so be sure to leave a comment now then check back on the 17th to see if you’ve won!

Now on to telling you about my card.  Color scheme is Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron – these colors work so well with each other, even though they aren’t in the same color collection!

  • Begin creating the circle heart images by using the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Punch into the cardstock then using the 1″ Circle Punch, punch around the heart.  It’s much easier in this order!
  • Save out one of the punched hearts and pop it up on a Dimensional next to the sentiment.
  • A little Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine is all the accessory you need with this fun layout.

Enjoy creating your own card and have fun playing with different color schemes.  This is a non-traditional Valentine’s Day color combo and if you’d prefer, you can try it in pinks and reds, maybe with some black.

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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.

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

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And the winner is . . .

Dots & Stripes decorative masks card collection

If you’ll remember, I posted these fun cards using the Stampin’ Up! Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks.  Well, it’s time for the drawing for the free mask giveaway!

I used primaryschoolict.com, typed in all of the names of those who posted comments to the original post HERE and the program randomly generates a winner.  I’m not tech savvy enough to have video taped the fun spinning wheel of names, but I could do a screen capture once it landed on the winner.  And even though your name might not show up in the list, I guarantee it was there!  (It doesn’t show all of the names on the screen.)

So without further ado, the winner is:

Mask Winner

Congratulations, Heather!  Please email me the words “I won!” and I’ll be sure to deliver your Decorative Masks to you!

Thank you all for playing!  I promise to do more of these giveaways really soon – it’s so fun to get a little something free in the mail, isn’t it?!

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Fun with Stampin’ Up! Decorative Masks

Dots & Stripes decorative masks card collection


Hubby was away all day today, and I needed a break from packing to move, so I decided to play with the new Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!  If you haven’t noticed them yet, they’re on page 205 in the 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  There are two sets – Hearts & Stars and the ones I chose to use, Dots & Stripes.

There are several ways to apply ink to the Masks.  For my cards today, I chose to fill several Stampin’ Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and Ink Refills.  It takes quite a few drops of reinker – just add more if your color isn’t as vibrant as you’d like.  Then simply use your spritzers to add color to your cardstock.

I took pictures of the steps along the way so that I could explain how I achieved the variegated colors.

First, I laid down a piece of Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper.  Next came a piece of 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White Cardstock.  Then using my grid paper to line everything up, I laid on my Decorative Mask.  You’ll see I have my Stampin’ Spritzers already filled and ready.  I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Night of Navy on my first card then Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo on the other three.

Mask 1

I started by spritzing on Daffodil Delight over the first two rows of the Decorative Mask.  Give a firm push all the way down and keep the spritzer moving from left to right.

Mask 2

Next I spritzed on Old Olive, trying to get a bit on the second row of the Daffodil Delight and also covering a row or two of the remaining dots.

Mask 3

The last spritzing, I used the Night of Navy spritzer to spray a bit into the Olive and the final row of dots.


Decorative Mask dots and stripes 5

Pick it up carefully after you’ve done all your spritzing so the ink on the mask doesn’t run off onto your cardstock.

And here’s the finished product!  I loved the background so much that I simply added a sentiment and no embellishments.  The skinny black border helped the colors pop out.  “Hello There” sentiment is from the Hello There stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes blue

Next I tried Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo with a sentiment from Geometrical.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 4

Then I got the idea to spritz at a diagonal!  Oh, this is so much fun and addicting!  Here I used a sentiment from Fabulous Four stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 3

And finally, rather than washing off my mask, I set a piece of Whisper White cardstock on top of the mask to soak up the excess ink and got the reverse design.  I think this is actually my favorite!  Sentiment is from Lots of Thanks stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 2

To clean off the mask, I just ran it under warm water and blotted it dry with an old towel.  I can’t wait to use all of the other masks now!  So fun, quick and easy – and WOW!

Leave me a comment and let me know which card you like best!  If there are at least 5 comments, I’ll randomly choose one to win a FREE Dots & Stripes Decorative Mask set!  Customers only, please – no demonstrators!  The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 7th, and posted on my website, so check back to see if you’ve won!

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Dog Talk!

Dog Talk 2

Who says Christmas designer paper has to be used just for Christmas?  I designed this cute birthday card around the Season of Style Designer Series Paper.  Choose either the Paper Stack – 48 sheets, 24 each of 2 double-sided designs, 4-1/2"x6-1/2" OR the traditional 12"x12" Designer Series Paper, including 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.

  • I love the Animal Talk stamp set – 4 different images and coordinating sentiments makes this a really versatile set.
  • Was it too much of a stretch?  I used the Crumb Cake and White polka dot paper from the Season of Style pack to replicate the cute little dog – stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and spots colored in with White Gel Pen.
  • Actually, the main image got a little boost by stamping with VersaMark ink, pouring on some Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heat setting with the Heat Tool.  That made a nice little "home" for the white gel pen to be applied.
  • The lower line of text was simply stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • I found the Island Indigo and White plaid paper in the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper pack.  Just right for this card!
  • All that was left was to give this card a little accent with White Baker's Twine.
  • For those of you looking for masculine card ideas, this would be perfect!

Item No. 132340 Season of Style Designer Series Paper (12"x12") $10.95 OR
Item No. 132181 Season fo Style Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2"x6-1/2") $6.95
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.65
Item No. 128980 Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder $A4.75
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
Item No. 105021 uni-ball Signo Gel Pen $3.95
Item No. 124262 White Baker's Twine (25 yds.) $2.95

Animal Talk

Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95

Each month, I randomly draw one name from those customers who've placed an online order with me and send them something fun.  I've been highlighting things you can do with Note Cards this month.  In fact, I'm not done showing you some of my ideas for these cute  5"x3-1/2" cards – more to come!  For the month of August, everyone's a winner!  Place an online order with me HERE for any of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, and receive one of the Note Cards I've made.  It will come with an evelope and won't be written in so that you can use it to send.  One lucky winner will receive a set of eight Note Cards and envelopes!  All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is place an online order at my Online Store HERE.

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July Winner of 10 Hand-stamped Cards!

 July 10 cards

Each month I put together some wonderful goodies and randomly choose one of my online customers to win.  And here's the July winner!  RENEE THOMPSON, you've won the 10 handmade cards pictured here!  Congratulations, Renee – all you have to do to claim your prize is email me and I'll put them in the mail to you.

Would you like to be our August Grab Bag Winner?  Simply place an order with me in my Online Store HERE and you'll be entered into the drawing.  I'll have a picture up of what you'll receive soon!  But that's not all you'll receive!  Take advantage of my Online Cusotmer Perks card – once it's filled, you'll get to choose ANY stamp set of your choice valued up to $40 FREE!  Read more about my Online Customer Perks HERE

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June Grab Bag

June Grab Bag

Here's what one lucky online customer will win during the month of June!  Everyone who shops with me through my Online Store HERE will be entered into a drawing at the end of the month for the June Grab Bag, and it's a fun one!  All the products coordinate with each other so you'd need very little to begin creating right away.  You'll also receive my Online Customer Perks – collect 10 "X's" on your rewards card and receive a FREE stamp set of your choice!  More details on this program can be found HERE.

Don't forget!
BUILD YOUR STASH! – I'm offering lots of ways to get all of your favorite products from the 2013-14 Annual Catalog more quickly and more affordably.  Be sure to check out all the possibilities!
2013-14 Annual Catalog Shares – Get ribbons, designer paper, Core'dinations paper and accessories all packaged in smaller quantities.  Click HERE!
BOGO Sale – Buy from the new catalog, get retired products FREE!  Click HERE!
In Color Club – Collect all of the new In Color products – click HERE!

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May Grab Bag Winner!

May grab bagEach month I put together some wonderful Stampin' Up! goodies and randomly choose one of my online customers to win.  Almost forgot to choose the May winner!  KEVIN BOYER, you've won all of the products pictured here!  Congratulations, Kevin – all you have to do is email me to claim your prize and I'll put it in the mail to you.

Would you like to be our June Grab Bag Winner?  Simply place an order with me in my Online Store HERE and you'll be entered into the drawing.  I'll have a picture up of what you'll receive soon!  But that's not all you'll receive!  Take advantage of my Online Cusotmer Perks card – once it's filled, you'll get to choose ANY stamp set of your choice valued up to $40 FREE!  Read more about my Online Customer Perks HERE.


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April Grab Bag Winners!

It's time to announce the winners of the two Grab Bags for April!  To qualify for this drawing, all you need to do is place an Online Order through my Online Store and you're automatically entered.  I'm giving out two of the grab bags pictured above (the two sets will be similar but not identical) to two lucky ladies who've ordered this past month.

And the winners are . . .

Carol Gross and
Heidi Scacchetti!

Congratulations, ladies!  Email me to claim your prize.

And those placing online orders for the month of May will be entered into a drawing to receive the following grab bag.  It even includes almost a full package Print Poetry DSP Stack!

May grab bag

If you've already placed an online order with me for the month of May, you've already been entered into this drawing.  If you haven't ordered yet, just visit my Online Store HERE, and also receive my Online Customer Perks – You'll automatically be entered into the May grab bag drawing.

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FREE Shipping and FREE April giveaway

It's begun – and it's so exciting!  FREE shipping today through Monday on EVERYTHING!  Whether you want to save the minimum shipping or place a large order and save even bigger, this sale's for you!  To begin, just click the "Order Online" button to the right ~







AND I'm here to sweeten the deal!  Kriss's Online Customer Perks just got a little better!  Each month, I'll be adding a grab bag to be given out to TWO lucky online customers.  Here's how it works – the first week of each new month, I'll post a picture of what you might receive in addition to your regular Online Customer PerksEach person who shops in my Online Store that month will be entered into a drawing for these two free gifts – one to each of two lucky winners!

Here's the grab bag for April – isn't it yummy!  It even includes a full bolt of Pool Party ribbon, designer paper, baker's twine, buttons, glimmer brads, pieces from the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit and five handmade cards with envelopes!  Who wouldn't love getting this little surprise in the mail!  (This is a photo of one of the grab bags; the second may vary just slightly, i.e., different color ribbon and different cards.)

Have you already put in your online order with me this month?  No worries – you'll still be entered into the April grab bag drawing!  Haven't placed your order yet?  What are you waiting for!  Get FREE shipping, a chance to win the grab bag AND work towards a FREE stamp set of your choice!  Click HERE to start shopping!

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Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner!

It's almost that time of year again!  Sale-A-Bration is the biggest event of the Stampin' Up! year, and it begins January 22nd!  With each and every $50 you spend, you will be able to choose from 19 free products, 12 of which will only be offered during this limited time sale. 

I made the Post-It Note holders above for my downline so that they could show off not one but four different Sale-A-Bration exclusive products all at once!  The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites.  There is also a coordinating Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack in Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Island Indigo.  And the "For You" tag comes from Pretty Petites stamp set.

Here's a close-up!  Don't you just love the colors!

And here's the other.  Which one do you like best?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

And here's what the inside looks like.  I typed up a little note and placed it on top of the Post-It Notes to welcome my downline to a special stamping event.  We stamped 20 card samples using all of the new Sale-A-Bration products, so stay tuned as I show you some of them.

FREE PRIZE ALERT! – Would you like to own one of these cute Post-It Note holders?  The first three people to place an online order as soon as Sale-A-Bration begins on January 22nd will receive one of these as my gift!  Just click HERE to go to the Online Store on Tuesday, January 22nd, to place your order.  Start your wish list now so you're ready to go!  The Sale-A-Bration product offerings will be online for you to choose from; I'll also post the new brochure to my website just as soon as I'm able.  Of course, you'll also receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks as well!  Click HERE to read more about this terrific rewards program!

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