Four Feathers and Eye-Catching Ikat

Four Feathers and Ikat

I just love the addition of the Four Feathers stamp set and coordinating Feathers Framelits to the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  I have lots of Native American art in my home, and so I looked at what I could pair this great stamp set with to achieve that effect.  Lo and behold – I found a set in my collection that I haven’t used a lot called Eye-Catching Ikat.  Since this stamp set is in photopolymer, I was able to line up my stamping to create my own designer paper by stamping in Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise and Cajun Craze.

    • I stamped two of the feathers on Very Vanilla cardstock.  For the third feather, I stamped on Tempting Turquoise cardstock with VersaMark and sprinkled on Silver Embossing Powder, then heat set with the Heat Tool.
    • Wasn’t sure where to add my sentiment, so I decided to cut out an extra feather and stamp a simple “hello” from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set on it.
    • I added additional “sterling silver” accents using a Silver Button and a strip of Silver Foil run through the Big Shot using the zig-zag framelit in the Finishing Touches Edgelits.

I tried adding some Candy Dots with Brad Bases, but I think it’s too much – thought I’d show you anyway.  What do you think?  Leave me a comment!
Four Feathers and Ikat with dots

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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 November classes – please use VU26XFCR when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.

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You’re the Best and Weekly Deals

youre the best

The bright, fun colors of the new Kaleidoscope Designer Paper is certain to get your attention!  Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate and Basic Black is the color palette.  And the Just Sayin' stamp set has the perfect, modern feel – another new addition from the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  Stamped in StazOn Black Ink, I've colored in the circles with Stampin' Write Markers to coordinate.

  • Set off the triangle-themed Kaleidoscope paper with a strip of Summer Starfruit cardstock run through the Big Shot using the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die.
  • Oval Framelits cut out the main image as well as the Strawberry Slush cardstock border. 
  • Grab your Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack to paper pierce neatly around the edge.
  • I've punched out Basic Black cardstock with the 1/2" Circle Punch, adhered it to the oval and used my Paper-Piercing Tool to make a hole for the Silver Glimmer Brad.
  • Making a cute accent to the oval is a snap – punch a hole and thread Summer Starfruit and Bermuda Bay ribbons through, and tie in place with a piece of Silver Ribbon.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: youre the best square
Item No. 133200 Just Sayin' stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 133203 Just Sayin' clear $18.95
Purchase in bundle along with Word Bubbles Framelits Dies
Item No. 134819 wood stamp and framelits bundle $43.95 OR
Item No. 134820 clear stamp and framelits bundle $37.25
Item No. 132995 Kaleidoscope Designer Paper $10.95
Item No. 129381 Ovals Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 129387 Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack $7.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95
Item No. 121003 Basics 3/8" Glimmer Brads $4.95
Item No. 126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 131206 Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 32137 Silver 1/8" Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 119869 1/2" Circle Punch $5.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95


Weekly Deals Jan 15

These wonderful products are on sale for one week only –  order online HERE or email me and I'll place your order for you.

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Very Merry Thinlits


How are you doin't on your Christmas card making?  Need some more ideas?  Today's card is a fun combination of items from the Holiday Catalog as well as things from the Annual Catalog.  While I didn't design this card, I made it at our team weekend retreat back in October.

  • Our "Merry" sentiment takes center stage on this card, cut with the Expressions Thinlits Die.
  • The banners are cut with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits which line up perfectly with the "Merry Christmas to You" sentiment from the very handy hostess-exclusive stamp set Perfectly You.
  • There are two different designer  papers – I Am Me (Blue waves and coral polka dots) and Gingham Garden (olive grid).
  • Two small bows from White Baker's Twine held on with Glue Dots are the perfect accent to the banner theme.
  • The final touch are three Subtles Brads in Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party.


The black cardstock really ties together all of the fun colors!

Crystal Effects was mixed with ink from Ink Refills and applied to the ornaments with a paint brush for a shiny 3D effect.

Item No. 132171 Expressions Thinlits Dies $24.95
Item No. 131874 Perfectly You wood – hostess exclusive OR
Item No. 131877 Perfectly You clear – hostess exclusive
Item No. 130159 Hearts a Flutter Framelits $24.95
Item No. 130138 I Am Me Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 129310 Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 101055 Crystal Effects $6.25
Item No. 130933 Subtles Candy Dots
Item No. 124262 Whisper White Baker's Twine (25 yds.) $2.95

Don't forget!

There are always free card kits to be had for your online orders!  It's so simple – just grab the code for the current card kit (you'll find them HERE), enter the code in your shopping cart along with a qualifying order and I'll send you the card kit completely free – there's not even any shipping cost!  Click here to place your order in my Online Store.

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Tri-Flower Thank You

3 flowers

Here's a pretty card that gets its wow from the designer paper and coordinating envelope.  One of my team members designed this for our team get together.  I'm tellin' ya, you've just gotta own one of the Designer Series Paper Stacks!  Choose any of our 4 main color collections or our 2 In Color collections.  Price is just $21.95 for 40 sheets of 12"x12" paper, and you'll receive every color in the collection in two prints.  That's 4 different print choices with front and back.  I'm using the Brights Designer Paper for this card in Bermuda Bay – my absolute favorite color right now.


Flowers are from Embellished Events, and I've used markers in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive to color direct to the rubber.  Be sure to join my Many Marvelous Marker Club to get all of your very own markers in every color – use this link to find out the details.
I simply cut out the image using the Label Collection Framelits and my Big Shot.
Add a sentiment and some rhinestones, pop up the image on Dimensionals and you're all done with the card.
Don't forget to make a coordinating envelope with our very easy-to-use Envelope Punch Board.


THINGS YOU'LL NEED:3 flowers closeup
Item No. 131984 Embellished Events wood $28.95
Item No. 126497 Embellished Events clear A$20.95
ItemNo. 125598 Label Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95
Item No. 130134 Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks $21.95


Don't Forget!
There's always free card kits to be had for your online orders!  It's so simple – just grab the code for the current card kit (you'll find them HERE),
enter the code in your shopping cart along with a qualifying order and I'll send you the card kit completely free – there's not even any shipping cost!  Start your order now!

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Bye-bye Sale-A-Bration!

This is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!  This terrific sale ends at Midnight Mountain Time – but don't wait too late!  The online ordering system could potentially get bogged down towards the end.

I want to leave you with my last Sale-A-Bration project using some of the yummy designer paper found in the Sycamore Street paper pack and a pretty Rich Razzleberry button from the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.  I love how this page turned out and plan to use it for photos of my little granddaughter Quinn.  She brings such sunshine into my life!

Here's a close-up of the "flower garden".  I've used the Blossom Punch for the left and right flowers and the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch for the center.  The leaves are created with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.  I just ran my Bone Folder down the center and popped them up a little.  Centers are created with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and the 3/4" Circle Punch with Daffodil Delight card stock.  The two larger flowers have Silver Basics Designer Buttons and Rich Razzleberry Ribbon through the centers, while the smaller uses the Sale-A-Bration button with White Baker's Twine tied in a pretty bow.  And of course I had to use my favorite scrapbooking tool – the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die – to create the white rick-rack.

The sun is created with the Daydream Medallions stamp set, stamped tone-on-tone with Daffodil Delight and cut out with the Floral Frames Framelits and the Big Shot.  Love the coordination of these two products!  Click HERE to see some other projects using this versatile stamp set and framelits.  The center is a fun sentiment from Pursuit of Happiness stamped in Basic Gray ink and punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.

Item No. 127540 Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
Item No. 130812 Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
Both items FREE with an order of $50 each during Sale-A-Bration!
Item No. 129325 Silver Basics Designer Buttons $5.95
Item No. 125603 Blossom Punch $16.95
Item No. 121808 Blossom Petals Builder Punch $16.95
Item No. 119861 1-1/4" Circle Punch $15.95
Item No. 119873 3/4" Circle Punch $12.95
Item No. 126876 Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 124262 Whisper White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 126465 Daydream Medallions wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 126467 Daydream Medallions clear $26.95
Item No. 127012 Floral Frames Framelits $26.95
Item No. 121907 Pursuit of Happiness wood $17.95 OR
Item No. 121970 Pursuit of Happiness clear $13.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95

Hurry on over to my Online Store HERE and place your Sale-A-Bration order!  Kriss's Online Customer Perks apply, too!

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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.

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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“Scentsational” Gift Card

Today I'd like to share a cute project I received at Convention from my upline.  It's a Starbucks gift card, but presented Stampin' Up! style!  The Scentsational Season stamp set is perfect for the beverage theme.  Although I can't tell you exactly how this darling project is made, I can give you some tips for you to create your own.

  • The gift card measures 3-3/4" x 3-1/8" when closed; open it measures 3-3/4" x 9".
  • I love the coordination of the Scentsational Seasons stamp set and Holiday Collection Framelits Dies. All of the images in the stamp set can be cut out in a snap using the matching framelits.  Purchase both in a bundle and save!
  • The "for you" sentiment comes from Just Believe stamp set and is accented with a red brad from the Brights Brads.
  • The tiny cup inside comes from Itty Bitty Bits stamp set.


Item No. 121025 Scentsational Season wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 121190 Scentsational Season clear $14.95
Item No. 127814 Holiday Colleciton Framelits Dies $24.95
OR purchase both 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. 116948 Just Believe wood $33.95 OR
Item No. 120453 Just Believe clear $25.95
Item No. 117056 Itty Bitty Bits wood $11.95 OR
Item No. 120060 Itty Bitty Bits clear $8.95
Item No. 119740 3/16" Bright Brads $6.95

LET'S PLAY A GAME!  I'm still looking for the heart stamp she used on the front of the cup.  If you can find which stamp set she used for that image, leave me a comment to this post and I'll send you 5 hand-stamped cards for playing along!  If more than one person answers correctly, I'll choose a person randomly to receive the prize!  (This is just for customers – no demos, please!)

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