Train Traveler

Traveler train

Here’s another card using the Traveler stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  You may have missed my previous post using Traveler – find it HERE.

I saw a card in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog using only neutrals, and I really liked it.  I’m usually all about color, but I wanted to introduce you to a few new products.

  • The first new product is Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This ultra lightweight paper has a very vintage feel.  You’ll receive 24 12″x12″ sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs, for just $12.95.
  • The second new product is the Kraft Cardstock.  You might have missed this little gem in the catalog – it’s on pg. 192 and doesn’t look like much, but I guarantee you’re going to love this cardstock – heavier than our regular cardstock with a beautifully natural kraft color.  There are 12 12″x12″ sheets to a package for just $5.95.
  • The third new product is the Zig Zag Embossing Folder.  It feels decidedly masculine on the Kraft Cardstock and I can see it’s going to be a really useful folder to have on hand.
  • I’ve used the Says It All stamp set for the happy birthday greeting stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.
  • I added a couple of metallic elements – the Gold Metallic Twine, a circle punched from the Gold Foil Paper and the addition of a gold brad from the Antique Brads collection.

Traveler train closeup

Don’t Forget!


BOGO image

Buy brand new Stampin’ Up! products from the new 2014-15 Annual Catalog, and receive my retired, gently used merchandise FREE!  Sale ends June 30th!  Click HERE for more details!


Click HERE for my list of Retired Stamps.

Click HERE for my list of Retired Accessories.





Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  I just added the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

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

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Guest Designer Teresa Chavez

Teresa Chavez card copy

Today I want to share with you a super masculine card from one of my team members, Teresa Chavez.  I absolutely love her clever use of the Hexagon Punch to make hardware!  And using Stampin’ Up! grid paper for the front of the card – fantastic idea!  And the Epic Day Washi Tape looks like fancy masking tape!

Teresa says, “I punched the circle first then lined up the hexagon punch. I put shapes face down on silver stamp pad, tapped on it a few times then picked it off and adhered it to the card.  I saw the original idea in a Papercrafts magazine but the card design and inking is my own.”

Item No. 130919 Hexagon Punch $15.05
Item No. 119873 3/4″ Circle Punch $12.95
Item No. 130148 Grid Paper (100 sheets) $10.85
Item No. 132142 Silver Metallic Encore Ink $9.95
Item No. 131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95

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

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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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It’s a Joy Ride with Harley!

Joy Ride

My husband and I own a Harley and have spent many wonderful times touring together.  So this stamp set, "Rev Up the Fun!" really called to me!  I know I'll use it for hubby's birthday card this year!  And of course, I had to use the Harley-Davidson color combo – Basic Black and Pumpkin PIe – with some metal and leather thrown in!

  • I achieved the "metal" look using a piece of Brushed Silver cardstock and running it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
  • It's hard to photograph, but the "leather/suede" look is created by distressing a piece of Basic Black cardstock with a Bone Folder until the cardstock separates.  Then just pull them apart and use the "inside" of the cardstock face up.
  • After stamping the bike image, I used my Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin' Pierce Mat to attach Silver Mini Brads to the wheels.  I also set a row of 5 Brads down the side of the faux leather cardstock.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:Joy Ride closeup
Item No. 130520 Rev Up the Fun! wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 130523 Rev Up the Fun! clear $14.95
Item No. 100712 Brushed Silver cardstock (10) $7.95
Item No. 122941 1/8" Mini Brads (200) $5.50
Item No. 119859 XL Oval Punch $16.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 102300 Bone Folder $6.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95

Order these and all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products at my Onine Store HERE.  Receive Kriss's Online Perks, too!  And this month, rather than a grab bag, be entered into a drawing to win 10 FULL cards!  Simply place an online order during the month of July to qualify.

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