Using Stampin’ Up! Note Cards

floral wings vase

Creating hand-made greeting cards can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like!  Sometimes we just don’t have time for all the frills, and sometimes a simple card is the best anyway!  Here are two samples of quick and easy cards using two different Stampin’ Up! stamp sets along with Stampin’ Up! Note Cards.

  • Note Cards measure 5″ x 3-1/2″ – just a bit smaller than a standard card – and come pre-scored and include an envelope.  They make card making a bit quicker because everything’s ready to go – just open up the package!
  • My first card uses Floral Wings stamp set.  I created another card using this gorgeous set and different stamp components you can view HERE.  Instead, this one uses the pretty vase.  I just couldn’t do a completely flat one-layer card, so I popped the vase up on Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the “Just For You” sentiment in Memento Black Ink and added the lines with a ruler and a Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Lining the envelope with the Envelope Liner Framelits gives such a clean finished look and even carries the polka dot theme through.  And the Envelope Liner Framelits come with three framelits to line a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ envelope, a Note Card envelope and a 3″x3″ envelope.
  • My color scheme is Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist, three colors from the Subtles grouping of colors.  The Subtles Collection Designer Paper Slab is perfect for envelope lining.

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And here’s my second card using the same design:

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  • This one uses the sweet vase in the Pictogram Punch stamp set.  As its name implies, this versatile stamp set coordinates with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punches to make snipping out several of the images as easy as can be!  And, to top it off, purchase both the stamp set and coordinating punches and save 15%!  The heart image and the flowers are all punched out and raised up on Dimensionals.
  • My color scheme for this card comes from the Subtles Collection of Stampin’ Up! colors – Rose Red, Garden Green and Night of Navy.  A little Garden Green Candy Dot from the Subtles Candy Dots accents the vase.
  • For this card, I used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to create the lines.
  • I tried my hand at creating my own coordinating designer paper to line my envelope using the flower stamp and Whisper White Cardstock then cut it out with the Envelope Framelits Die and Big Shot.  I really like how it turned out!

Which is your favorite?  I’d love to hear from you.  Post a comment in the comments section on my blog and let me know which one you like the best.

 

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Your Perfect Day

your perfect day

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.

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Nobody Loves Like a Mom

Loves like a mother

This sentiment is simply the perfect one for mothers everywhere and comes from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog stamp set called Mother’s Love.  Mother’s Day is just a week away, so be sure to honor the moms in your life with a beautiful handmade card!

  • I’ve used the pretty Painted Blooms Designer Paper as the basis for my card and a wonderfully springy color scheme – Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.
  • Gold Embossing Powder really makes the sentiment stand out on the Rose Red cardstock circle.   It’s layered with a pretty Doily.
  • Again, Stampin’ Up! does the coordination factor so well!  I’ve used a Gold Button and some gold fibers from the Gold Baker’s Twine through the button, as well as Wild Wasabi Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.
  • It’s a super simple card, but my mother-in-law will love it!

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I’m missing my mom terribly as I create Mother’s Day cards; she has been gone 10 years now and left this Earth way too young.  Please indulge me as I share one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  This picture says it all – no one loves like mom!

Mom and Infant Kriss

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Bundle and Save 15% on Fun Fall and Fall Fest

Fall Fest and For All Things

Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits have been my favorite new Stampin’ Up! products this Fall!  I love all of the interchangeable components in the stamp set, making it great for Halloween and Fall all in one set.  And when you purchase both at the same time, you’ll save 15% on the set!

Remember when we were “all over” the new In Colors when they were introduced in June?  And then I sort of forgot about them for a bit.  Well, now is the time to pull them out and use them like crazy!  Look at this beautiful Fall pallette – Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.

 

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  • I really wanted to highlight these beautiful colors that look so great together, so I used some color blocking as my backdrop.
  • A Whisper White Cardstock oval was cut using the Oval Framelits and Big Shot.  All of the images were stamped on Whisper White Cardstock then cut out using the Fun Fall Framelits.
  • I tied a piece of Linen Thread around the larger pumpkin and slipped on an Autumn Wooden Element.  You’ll find these sweet little accents being used over and over again on your Fall projects.
  • Dimensionals are important with any card, but this one in particular to achieve the realistic overlay of the various pieces.  The smaller pumpkin and leaf are brought to the foreground to give the scene some nice depth.
  • “Grateful for You” is stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink on the Hello Honey Cardstock.  You’ll find this sentiment in another terrific Stampin’ Up! Fall stamp set called For All ThingsAnd you’ll find another card using different elements of the For All Things stamp set HERE.

 

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World of Dreams

World of Dreams

This card really shows off the beautiful All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack – perfect designer paper for card makers since it’s 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and just $6.95 for 48 sheets!  I’ve made a card HERE using the same All Abloom paper but a different sheet from the stack.

  • This pretty silhouette image comes from World of Dreams stamp set.  This stamp set comes with a couple of terrific sentiments, but they took up too much space on my tag.  So I turned to what is sure to be everyone’s “go to” sentiment stamp set this year – And Many More.  There are 23 different sentiments all in this perfect set for $26.95 in clear.  And I love the “happy together” with the two birds on their nest – perfect for an anniversary card.
  • I believe this is my first card using the yummy new 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon.  Stampin’ Up! added so many new ribbons this year, and this is my very favorite.  It’s so nice and soft and comes in 12 different colors.  Would you like to receive a little of every color?  Then my Ribbon Share is for you!  You’ll get 2 yds. of all 12 colors for just $17.25.  While you’re at it, pick up a share of the new Thick Baker’s Twine (shown here in Strawberry Slush) in all of the 2013-15 In Colors – 2 yds. each of 5 colors plus 3 yds of each of the 7 new colors of the regular Baker’s Twine, all for just $6.25.  Click HERE to read more about my 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Shares and order yours today!
  • Did anyone catch my mistake on this card?  I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch for the Daffodil Delight cardstock between the two designer papers, and when I went to look up the item code for that particular product, I realized that it had retired!  I’ll have to find another favorite border punch to use in the future, but I couldn’t “waste” the opportunity to share my card with you!

World of Dreams closeup

  • A couple of sweet little Rhinestones finish off the hearts for this quick card.  I hope you liked seeing these two new stamp sets paired together!

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Sea Street and Maritime Designer Paper

Sea Street

Stampin’ Up! is all about coordination – and they’ve hit a home run with the new Sea Street stamp set, coupled with the Maritime Designer Series Paper!  The color scheme is fresh with the addition of Coastal Cabana to the traditional Night of Navy and Real Red.  It really adds something special!

  • Did you notice the shimmery water look of the one background piece?  It’s Silver Foil Paper and it works perfectly with this card, although a bit hard to photograph!
  • The sentiment comes from Lots of Thanks stamp set.  It’s a stretch but I was thinking of A Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – I can hear you groaning now!
  • One of the most versatile accessories in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is the Basic Metal Buttons.  They’re super flat so they don’t add bulk to your card, and they go with just about everything.  Here I’ve run a bit of Real Red Taffeta Ribbon through the center and secured it with a Glue Dot.
  • All the pretty patterns in the Maritime Designer Series Paper make it easy to choose different pieces for the banners and background.

 

Sea Street closeup

Do you love Stampin’ Up! designer papers as much as I do?  Why not purchase a Designer Series Paper Share for just $25.95.  It will include:

6, 6″ x 6″ sheets from the following paper packs: Typeset, Gold Soiree, Flowerpot, Flashback, Sweet Taffy, Confetti Celebration, Park Lane, Maritime, Lullaby and Back to Black. It also contains 10, 6″ x 6″ sheets of the New 2014-2016 In Color Background DSP. In addition, you’ll get 12, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ sheets of Moonlight DSP and 12, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ sheets of All Abloom DSP. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive 1 6″ x 6″ of the new Kraft Cardstock, 1 6″ x 6″ of the new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, 1 6″ x 6″ of the new Gold Glimmer Paper, 1 6″ x 6″ of the new Silver Glimmer Paper, 1 6″ x 6″ of the new Natural Filter Paper and 1 Natural Filter Paper Circle.

Read more about this and all the other 2014-15 Annual Catalog shares I have to offer HERE.  Contact me today at krisshuels@gmail.com to get your share!

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June Stamping Classes – attend or “By Mail”

I have a great line-up of card classes for you for June.  As always, you can attend or get your card kits “By Mail”.  Here’s what I have on tap:

 

CARDS & COFFEE
Thursday, June 12th, from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm
Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge, 60 Seneca St., Geneva, NY

OR

“By Mail” at home any time!

Here’s what we’ll be making:
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Class is $15, or your cards and envelopes are free with a minimum order.

Pre-payment is not necessary, but I do need to know you’re coming so that I can provide a seat at the table and prepare your card kits.  Please register before Wednesday, June 11th; simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know you’re coming.

Can’t make it or live out of town?  No problem!

Use hostess code J26ZFXH2 when placing your order in my Online Store to receive your free card kits, or email me to pay for your class.

 

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STAMP SHOPPE
Friday, June 13th, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm Open Hours
1000 Winton Rd N., Rochester NY

OR

“By Mail” at home any time!

Come pick up your 2014-15 Annual Catalog at The Stamp Shoppe this month!  We’ll be stamping with brand new Stampin’ Up! products!  Choose one track of cards, both tracks of cards or two of your favorite track.


Here are Track A cards for June:
And here are Track B cards for June:

There are two different track options for cards – Track A and Track B.  Each track features 4 different card designs.  Choose one track, two tracks, or even two of one track if you really like one particular set of cards!

  1. Make 4 cards with one track (your choice of A or B) for $12 or FREE with a minimum order of $22.
  2. Make 8 cards with two tracks (either track A & B or two of one track) for $20 or FREE with a minimum order of $35.
Use hostess code J26ZFXH2 when placing your order in my Online Store to receive your free card kits, or email me to pay for your class.

 


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Something for Baby

Something for Baby

I had so much fun bringing you this sweet baby card!  I was in the mood for a little experimentation, so let me tell you a few things about my card today.

  • I wanted some designer paper to place in the back of my image and nothing was working.  I just wasn’t happy with what I had.  So I decided to make my own!  I started with punching out some Whisper White cardstock stars from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I laid them onto an additional piece of Whisper White cardstock, and using a Stampin’ Spritzer with Daffodil Delight ink drops from the Ink Refill mixed with rubbing alcohol, I spritzed all over the cardstock.  When it dried I just shook off the star masks and voila!  Soon I won’t have to make my own masks.  Stampin’ Up! is introducing four different masks I’ll be able to use, but for now, this was a good way to make it work!  NOTE:  I did use Daffodil Delight ink refill because it tends to be a little lighter when you spritz.

I did the same thing to create an inside liner:

Something for Baby inside

  • The sweet little stack toy was created with Something for Baby stamp set and markers in So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar.
  • A Wooden Element was a great accent for my card.  I punched out a 1″ Pistachio Pudding cardstock circle and placed it on top, adding a So Saffron Button and some Baker’s Twine.  The new Fast Fuse was the perfect adhesive to attach my Wooden Element to the cardstock.
  • The sentiment comes from Something to Say stamp set and is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink.
  • I love the addition of a few rounded corners – it just seems to make the card.  I use my Envelope Punch Board for perfect corners every time.

Something for Baby closeup

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Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Use hostess code J26ZFXH2 when checking out to receive June’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.  Update:  I just posted samples for both classes – you’ll find them at Cards & Coffee and June Stamp Shoppe.

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Just Because

Just Because

Here are some great products that are in the 2013-14 Annual Catalog but are also carrying into the 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  You’re able to purchase all of these products now, but if you need to wait a little bit, you can also purchase most of them after June 2nd.  It’s a quick & easy card, with very few steps and a nice, clean look.

  • I love using a double layer of Whisper White cardstock to set off the look of an easy card.  Be sure to set the top layer apart by using lots of Dimensionals.  I don’t use Sahara Sand much for a neutral, but I think I’m going to start – it was the perfect color!   I cut the Sahara Sand cardstock rectangle using my Stampin’ Trimmer with the Rotary Addition and the Scallop Cutting Blade.  It creates a nice delicate edge to all four sides.
  • The flower is created with three punches – Blossom Punch for the largest, Pansy Punch for the Daffodil Delight layer and a 3/4″ Circle Punch for the center.  You’ll find the designer papers in the following packets – Tangerine Tango from the Brights Collection Paper Stack, Daffodil Delight from Quatrefancy Specialty papers (which is retiring June 1st) and the Pacific Point polka dot, also from the Brights Collection Paper Stack.
  • I use A Dozen Thoughts stamp set so much, and the “just because” sentiment is one of my favorites.  You can see this versatile set used in a get well card HERE.
  • Candy Dots have become my “go to” accessory – they’re easy to use, very affordable and travel well in an envelope.  These are all from the Brights Collection Candy Dots.

Just because closeup

UPDATE:  I just realized that the Quantrefancy Designer Series Paper is 50% off now through June 4th while supplies last!  Item No. 130141 $12.95 now just $6.48!

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IC Club allBe sure to get in on the In Color Club for 2014-16!  I’m taking reservations now for ordering June 2nd.  Check out the details on the In Color Club HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Deals JUST Announced!

Paper Pumpkin Deal – 50% Off June’s Kit

 

Haven’t gotten your Paper Pumpkin subscription yet?  Well, now you’ll definitely want to give this great product a try!  Subscribe by Friday, May 23, and receive 50% off your June Paper Pumpkin kit.  And that’s not all – you will no longer receive the Welcome Kit on your first month.  You will receive the June kit just like everyone else!  And it your first kit will be a clear block.  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator, and I’ll mail you a special Thank You gift!  Click here to
Join Now! and enter the promo code SHELLIDEAL.

 

 

Retired List Blow-Out Sale

 

Many items, both stamps and accessories, are 25% to 50% off now through June 4th!  But hurry – at these prices they’re sure to go quickly!  Some of my favorites are:

  • 50% off Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon – now just $2.48
  • 40% off Calypso Coral AND Island Indigo Baker’s Twine – now just $1.77
  • 40% off In Color Dahlias – now just $4.77
  • 30-50% off on ALL designer papers
  • 25% off Backyard Basics and Secret Garden Framelits – now just $18.71
  • 30% off Secret Garden clear stamp set – now just $13.27
  • 25-30% off several Embossing folders
  • 25% off Tasteful Trims Die – now just $32.21

 

UPDATED RETIRING STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCT LISTS.  SAVE UP TO 50%!

  • Retiring Stamps (Available thru June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available thru June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

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