Happy Birthday with Cottage Greetings and a Cherry on Top

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Sprinkles of Life is the Ronald McDonald charity stamp set this year – Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to this worthy organization for each of these stamp sets purchased.  Buy this great set AND support this cause – a great combination!

I love the coordination of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Cherry on Top designer paper.  In fact, I had a hard time deciding which papers to use with my card – they all looked great!  So here are a few other samples with different papers for the center strip.

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  • Another star of the show is the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  This great set was designed to go with the Cottage Greetings Card Kit (which I’ll show you another day), but of course, you can always use the stamp set with other cards.  I just love the whimsical font!
  • You’ll want to grab the Tree Builder Punch that also coordinates with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  This will enable you to punch out many of the images in the stamp set.  I’ve popped up the cupcake top with Dimensionals after punching it out, as well as the cherry on top of the cupcake.
  • Stampin’ Up! is now carrying a banner punch so that you’ll never have to figure out how to cut your banner ends evenly again.  It’s called the Banner Triple Punch and is designed to punch three different width of strips, but really any size strip will work.  It’s a must for quick, neat banners.
  • Another greatly used punch in my stash is the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch.  It was designed to be just the right “swoop” for your Project Life cards and photos, but it works perfectly for your cards, too.  Just rounding one corner and placing the background Whisper White Cardstock over to the far left rather than centered gives this card a fresh look.

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  • Place your cupcake on a Crushed Curry Cardstock circle using the Circle Framelits and Big Shot.
  • Don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your cupcake.  I used a 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the cupcake top.  And for the shiny 3D finish on the cherry, just add a little dab of Crystal Effects.  Be sure to let it dry – it takes a little time.


REMINDER:  My Stampin’ Garage Sale is still going strong!  Get 40-75% off my personal retired Stampin’ Up! products – check out all the information HERE.


Don’t Forget!

And as always, make a purchase through my Online Store HERE and you’ll receive free card kits from me as a thank you.  June’s Card Shoppe cards were posted a bit late this month, so I’ll be offering this same great line-up through July 15th.  On July 16th, we’ll switch over to the July Card Shoppe card choices.  (There are also July Stamp With Me card choices HERE.) When ordering, please use Host Code YDUJ9V49 in your shopping cart.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Way to Go and I Think You’re Great

Way to Go

I’m just smitten with the I Think You’re Great stamp set by Stampin’ Up!, new to the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.  You’ll find lots and lots of uses for this set.  I’ll show you one today, and then I have an additional posting coming up using another stamp in the set.

  • My color scheme is from the Brights Collection with a pop of Basic Black and sparkle – Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Old Olive.
  • “Way to Go” is stamped in Pacific Point Ink and is cut out with my Paper Snips then popped up on Dimensionals.  I love how it’s sort of a reverse stamp – the background is colored in and the letters are left white.
  • The star is cut out with the Big Shot and Silver Glimmer Paper.  Love this touch!  AND check out the Weekly Deals – you can grab yourself some Silver Glimmer Paper on sale this week!
  • A Candy Dot Brad Base with a Pacific Point Candy Dot is a nice accent to the Basic Black Cardstock.
  • And another stamp set that is going to be a “must have” for this catalog is the Tin of Cards stamp set.  Of course, it coordinates with the Tin of Cards kit, but beyond that, you’re going to want these stamps for all of your cards.  The two row of “+’s” are created with a stamp in this set.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure they were lined up perfectly, even though I was working with a photopolymer stamp set.  I’m just no good at “eyeballing”!  And please remember to use Memento Black Ink with your photopolymer stamps!

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And here are your Weekly Deals this week:
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Don’t Forget!

Earn free June Card Shoppe Card Kits!  Just use host code J2GUCDNQ when ordering to receive your June Card Shoppe cards completely free!  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.   I’ll be posting the June Card Shoppe Card Kit samples soon!


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FREE, NEW 2015-2016 Annual Catalog Goodie Package!

Who doesn’t love FREE goodies!   I’ve ordered 75 catalogs and made up goodies to go with them and these can be yours – all you pay is shipping (or you may be eligible for FREE shipping, learn more below!) Each Goodie Package contains a NEW 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, a 2015-2016 Coupon Sheet and a 2015-2017 In Color Bookmark.

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The release of a brand new Annual Catalog is cause for real celebration!  And you’re going to love receiving your very own copy plus the gifts.  The Coupon Sheet will help you get your top picks throughout the catalog year and save a little at the same time! The coupons are FUN and seasonal with no product being featured twice. Some coupons are DISCOUNTS, some coupons are for FREE product!  And there’s one for each month that the new Annual Catalog is current!

I always love having brand new In Colors.  In fact, that’s the first page of the catalog that I look at!  And the new 2015-2017 In Colors are just gorgeous!  So to get a really good look at these fabulous additions to Stampin’ Up!’s colors, I’m also including an In Color Bookmark with each new Catalog Goodie Package so that you can see both the stamped ink and punched cardstock. Use your bookmark to save your favorite spot in the Catalog and to be reminded of the fantastic new colors.

Ready to have your New Catalog Goodie Package mailed to you? They will begin shipping out by the end of the month.

  • Have you spent $100 or more with me since June 1, 2014? If the answer is “YES!” then you are eligible for FREE shipping on your New Catalog Goodie Package. You don’t pay a DIME!  Please just send me an email at krisshuels@gmail.com to be sure you’re on the list.
  • If you haven’t spent $100 with me since June 1, 2014, then you are still welcome to a FREE New Catalog Goodie Package, you’ll just pay shipping by using the link below!

Use the link below to claim your FREE Goodie Package and just pay shipping.

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Your Perfect Day

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Time to start thinking about wedding cards – June is the biggest wedding month of the year!  Stampin’ Up! has a couple of really nice wedding stamp sets in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Today I’m featuring Your Perfect Day.  And remember – you only have until June 2nd to order from the Occasions Catalog!

  • As with many of my cards, I began with a great wedding designer paper called Something Borrowed.  It contains various prints in Sahara Sand and Whisper White, perfect for adding your own wedding color scheme.  And with more sheets of each design, this paper is great for creating multiple projects, like wedding save the date, invitations or thank you cards.
  • The cake image is stamped with StazOn Ink, then a slight bit of coloring was done with the Aqua Painter and Sahara Sand Stamp Pad.
  • A piece of Doily peeks out of the side for a little soft interest.
  • I also used the Corner Rounder on the two right-hand corners.  This little addition can change up the look of your card so much!
  • The sweet hearts on the cake come from the Heart Border Punch.  I added tiny Pearls to each.
  • Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon is so soft and easy to tie.  Here I added a second piece to have a double knotted ribbon look.

Don’t Forget!

You always have the opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me.  Use hostess code YT373CJ3 when checking out to receive your May Card Shoppe or Stamp With Me cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HEREYou’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Butterflies are here – the wait is over!

The wait is over! You can now order your Butterfly Thinlits AND receive a discount or free gift for being so patient!  Contact me to place your order, or shop in my online store.  Use hostess code UQQV236V and receive free April card kits, too!

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Bravo and Way to Go


There’s nothing like receiving some unexpected praise in the mail in the form of a hand-stamped card.  We all love to hear that we’ve done a good job, so be sure to pick up the Bravo stamp set by Stampin’ Up! for all your cards of congrats.  There are so many choices in this terrific set – 13 stamps in all!

  • My color scheme today is Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate – colors that are sure to say “wow”!
  • The Circle Framelits used with the Big Shot are one (actually two) of the best purchases you can make.  There are ten different size circles in this set for just $26.95 – an even better value than our great circle punches!  Plus, use them to build layers and frames, too.
  • My accents and embellishments kept with the fun theme.  I used Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, Bermuda Bay Sequins and a Tangerine Tango Candy Dot.  One of the sequins was pulled off the strip and attached separately to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

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I made up quite a few of these this month for my From the Heart Stampers teammates who had exceptional sales and recruiting during Sale-A-Bration.  Consider becoming a part of our team – I’d love for you to join us!  I offer lots and lots of support, both locally and long distance.  Click HERE to read more about my team!

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Earn free April card kits by using hostess code UQQV236V when checking out.  Did you miss seeing the April Card Shoppe choices?  Click HERE to view and order to receive yours free!   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Eight great new card designs and final day of FRE shipping

The April Card Shoppe designs are a little early this month so that you could see them before FREE SHIPPING ends and take advantage of two great promotions!


Today (Friday, April 10th) is the FINAL day for free shipping – take advantage of getting your order in with the Hostess Code for this month and receive free card kits, too!


Card Shoppe is a monthly kit offering where you shop for your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, use an ordering code, and get the featured kits for FREE! You also have the option to just purchase the kits if you don’t want to place an order.


Hostess/Ordering Code for April: UQQVZ3GV


To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code UQQVZ3GV into your Shopping Cart. You’ll find the place to enter it in the lower left-hand corner of the Shopping Cart (not at checkout, just the Shopping Cart). Orders placed without this code WILL NOT qualify for the free kits, so don’t forget!


April Card Shoppe Kit Collections


You’ll be e-mailed the downloadable PDF instructions for the collections you select and receive the pre-cut kit(s) in the mail – and they also ship free, too! The kits come pre-cut, pre-punched and pre-die cut. All you do is stamp and assemble!
Here’s a look at Collection 1 for April.
Here’s a look at Collection 2 for April.

Card Shoppe gives you lots of flexibility! There are two different collections from which to choose – Collection 1 and Collection 2.  Each collection features 4 different card designs.  Choose one collection, 2 collections or even two of one of your favorite collection.

  1. Make 4 cards with one set of cards (your choice of Collection 1 or 2) for $12 or FREE with a minimum order of $22.
  2. Make 8 cards with two sets of cards (either Collection 1 & 2 or two of one collection) for $20 or FREE with a minimum order of $35.
There is a price break for choosing 2 collections – $4 cash discount and a $9 ordering minimum discount!


To get your kits free with an order, see ordering info at the beginning of the e-mail.
To pay the flat pricing, select either 4 cards of 8 cards below:
4 Cards:
8 Cards:
And of course, if you should have any questions at all, please contact me at krisshuels@gmail.com.  I’m here to help!

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Tuesday Tidbits


The BIG news this week is that Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping through Friday, April 10th no matter the order size. Orders under $69.50 will save $6.95 with NO minimum ordering amount to qualify, and orders over $69.50 will save the full 10% with NO limit! For example, spend $100, get the $10 shipping charge waived! Spend $400, get the $40 shipping charge waived!
Now is the time to grab what you want from the Occasions Catalog (good until June 2nd).  It’s also a great time to stock up on the retiring In Colors (they will become “while supplies last” in just a couple of weeks), adhesive, cardstock, envelopes and your basics.

You can also shop the Clearance Rack and get free shipping on drastically discounted products! New additions were made to the Clearance Rack last week, so there are lots of great things to choose from.


Great Weekly Deals AND they ship free through April 10th! 


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




April Stamp With Me Class will continue to show you more products from the 2015 Occasions Catalog as we focus on Spring.

I’d like you to be able to participate in whatever way that works best for you!

  1. Attend class on Thursday, April 9th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge,  located at 60 Seneca Street in Geneva, NY.
  2. Attend class on Thursday, April 16th, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse, 199 Hidden Valley Rd., Rochester NY 14624.
  3. Get your card packets in the mail from me with my “By Mail” program – check it out HERE.

Here’s a sneak peek:

April Class Ad

Read more details about this class HERE and be sure to sign up – either to attend one of the two locations or to receive your kit “by mail”.



Use the April hostess code to receive free card kits!  This month’s hostess code is 2U99NU3W.  Choose either Stamp With Me class card kits or Card Shoppe card kits.  While the Card Shoppe card kit samples are not ready to view until April 15th, you can still order this week, take advantage of the free shipping, and choose the card kits you want. You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Hello, Baby and FREE shipping!

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YAY!  Free shipping begins today on any and ALL orders placed!  Order big or small, your package ships directly to you completely free of any shipping costs!  Orders under $69.50 will save $6.95 with NO minimum ordering amount to qualify, and orders over $69.50 will save the full 10% with NO limit! Spend $100, get the $10 shipping charge waived! Spend $400, get the $40 shipping charge waived! Combine this Stampin’ Up! offer with my personal offer of free card kits and double dip on savings!


Are you new to Stamp With Kriss?  I offer free card kits when you order through my online store HERE.  Read more about my free card kit program HERE.

And now on to the card I’ve made for you today:

Hello baby

My only daughter is expecting her second child, a girl, in early August.   And a very dear friend is also expecting a baby in the early fall.  So please excuse me while I have “baby on the brain”!  But seriously, Stampin’ Up! has some of the most adorable baby stamps ever right now, and beautiful designer papers in both the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog.  My card today is a combination from both catalogs.

I absolutely love a good card layout to start out my designing.  And this card is no exception.  It’s basically the same layout as my Easter card I posted HERE.  It’s truly where all my design ideas come from.  I love the Mojo Monday card sketches, as well as those on Splitcoast Stampers posted on Wednesdays.  Here’s the sketch I used for my card:


Once you have a great layout, you just plug in the stamp set and coordinating accessories!  And Stampin’ Up! makes that so easy by giving us so many well-planned, coordinating products.

  • I began with the stamp set called Little Sunshine, a great set from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I love that this set coordinates with the Word Bubbles Framelits and makes adding a sentiment a snap.
  • I then went to the Annual Catalog to pull out Something for Baby stamp set and coordinating Baby’s First Framelits.  Purchase both items and save 15% on the bundle.  I was able to stamp the baby carriage in Crisp Cantaloupe ink then cut it out in a jiff with the Framelit and Big Shot.  Did you see the cute little Mini Silver Brads in the wheels?  And they’re so easy to set with the Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce Mat.
  • Both designer papers come from the Annual Catalog as well – Lullaby – and another great choice would be Sweet Dreams in the Occasions Catalog.
  • The Hello Honey Quilted Ribbon is such a treat to work with!  It is a little thick, so I just popped up the whole card front on Dimensionals so there was plenty of room for the ribbon to ride in the back.  A double bow with the Whisper White Baker’s Twine cinches the ribbon up a bit.
  • You’ll want to purchase the items for this card soon.  The card is based on two of the five In Colors that are retiring soon – Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe.  All products containing the 2013-15 In Colors will go on the retiring products list on April 21st, and after that, you’ll only be able to buy these products “while supplies last”.  In the past, they’ve flown off the shelves.


Hello baby closeup

And speaking of babies, here’s one of my “grandbabies” at Easter morning service.  He’s informed us that he’s no longer to be called “cute”.  But it’s okay if we call him handsome!

Landon on Easter 2015

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Earn free April card kits by using hostess code 2U99NU3W when checking out.  Did you miss seeing the April Stamp With Me card collection?  Click HERE to view and order to receive yours free!   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Important Deadlines – don’t miss out!

I want to be sure you’re aware of the following deadlines – there are lots of them, and I don’t want you to miss out!


Saturday, March 28th – last day to order March Card Shoppe card kits, either to pay or free with an order

Monday, March 30th – last day to order Weekly Deals

Tuesday, March 31st – last day to place orders to receive FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts

Tuesday, March 31st – last day to receive $5 off and free Sale-A-Bration gift with 3-month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription



Card Shoppe is a monthly kit where you SHOP for your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, use an ordering code, and get the featured kits for FREE! You also have the option to purchase just the kits if you don’t want to place an order.


Here’s Collection 1 samples:

And here’s Collection 2 samples:

Place an online order HERE using hostess/workshop code 9FE3JXBA to receive your card kits completely FREE!


Find more information on the Card Shoppe card kit program HERE. 

There are a few short days left of this fantastic sale, so get in on it now!  With each and every $50 you spend, you can choose from the items below and get them FREE!

Here are a couple of cards featuring the In Color Accessory Pack, one of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration gifts added in March.  Item No. 138637

 Be sure to place your Stampin’ Up! order before March 31st to receive your favorite free Sale-A-Bration picks!



For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is lowering the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

You’ll save $5 on your subscription, AND you’ll qualify to choose FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!

Use Item No. 137859 on your online order to purchase this subscription, or email me that you’d like to take advantage of this great sale!  There are only a few short days left!



Each year, Stampin’ Up! retires one of its two In Color Collections.  This year I’m SO sad to see these beautiful colors go, but I’m also excited to see what’s going to take their place.
When the retiring lists come out on April 21st, all 2013-15 In Color products will be on that list.  Everything will be available only while supplies last – and past years, card stock and ink refills have been gone in a matter of hours.
To beat the rush and ensure that you get the products you want, I would strongly suggest ordering your retiring In Color products now.  You’ll be sure to get them AND you’ll receive Sale-A-Bration credit for them, too.
Make sure that you have ink refills for your stamp pads and plenty of cardstock for your future projects!

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

Need more information? I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Just email me at krisshuels@gmail.com.

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