Affectionately Yours and Cottage Greetings




  • I’m getting the hang of this Washi Tape thing!  I’m starting to realize how handy, quick and easy it is – think little strips of DSP with adhesive already applied.  And with the Affectionately Yours Designer Paper and coordinating Washi Tape, you can use both together.  I love Stampin’ Up!’s coordination of products!
  • My tag measures 1-1/2″ x 3″ and I’ve dovetailed the end using my Stampin’ Up! Triple Banner Punch.  It’s such a time-saving tool to have at your disposal!
  • To create the circle part at the top, I punched out a 1/2″ Night of Navy Cardstock Circle with my circle punch, adhered it to the tag with SNAIL Adhesive and then punched the center with the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch.
  • The new Thick Baker’s Twine, now in 6 different colors, ties so nicely and gives your bow a little more substance.
  • You’re going to love the new 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon which comes in all of the five 2015-17 In Colors – so much so that you’ll want them all!  This one’s Cucumber Crush.
  • My layered butterflies are such a fun addition – to any card, really.  Just use the Elegant Butterfly Punch on a piece of Vellum Cardstock and the Bitty Butterfly Punch on Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  Fold their wings inward then adhere together with a Glue Dot.  A new Metallic Enamel Shape in Gold accents the center.






  • I’ve used Cottage Greetings stamp set because the font coordinates so nicely with the feel of the prints.  Feel free, of course, to use any sentiment.  I know my customers love creating birthday cards, so here is the same card for a birthday.



My Congrats cards go out each month to the five top salespeople on my From the Hearts Stampers team members.  It recognizes their accomplishments and gives them an idea for one of their own workshops or classes.


Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:


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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.


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