All that glitters IS gold

Fabulous Four and Star Framelit with washi tape

I just love all of the gold that Stampin’ Up! has added over this past year!  And like all Stampin’ Up! products, there’s also the beautiful coordination factor that’s a big wow!  I also created another card using our gold products – you can find it here.

I began this card with the idea of using Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape and the Stars Framelits and Big Shot to create a focal point image.  I used one of the Stars Framelits and traced around it on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Then I filled in the space with the Washi Tape, set the Star Framelit back over the pen lines and ran it through the Big Shot to cut it out.  Here’s a look at what I’m describing:

Star with washi tape

Next I wanted to create a frame around the star using the Gold Foil Sheets.  I used two of the Stars Framelits – the same one with which I cut out the Washi Tape star and also the size below it.  I placed the smaller one inside the larger one, laid them on the Gold Foil Sheet and ran it through the Big Shot.  Here’s a photo of the set up:

Star Framelit with Big Shot

And here’s the card closeup:

Fabulous Four with washi tape white

I added Gold Baker’s Twine and one of the sentiment from Fabulous Four stamp set stamped with an Encore Gold  stamp pad.  I really wanted the star to stick out off of the card, but that posed a problem for putting it in an envelope.  But no fear – with the Envelope Punch Board, you’re able to create any size envelope you choose!  So I made my envelope 6″ x 4-3/4″ and it slipped right in.

But why stop there?  If I’m creating a custom envelope, I might as well dress it up a bit, right?  So I made an additional envelope base then cut across the bottom and sides to create a liner.

measuring envelope for liner

Then I placed my rows of Washi Tape all along the part of the envelope that would fit down inside the outer envelope.  Once on, I trimmed down the Washi Tape and also trimmed the liner so it would slide down inside the envelope base.

 

lining envelope with washi tape

I think this special card will be for my husband’s uncle who is turning 80 next weekend.  He and his wife are also celebrating 60 years of marriage!  Gold will be perfect!

Don’t Forget!

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 August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August 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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Birthday Candles – is it a wheel or a stamp?

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I don't think I've ever liked the colors put into a Stampin' Up! designer paper more than I like this one, called Birthday Basics.  It's a yummy mix of both of the In Color palettes with lots of color choices – Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.

I did some surgery on my Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel so that I could use it as a stamp rather than a wheel.  Just find the seam in the rubber, slice it with an exacto knife and pull it off the wheel.  Pull the two pieces apart so that you have just the red rubber separately.  Then mount it to Clear-Mount Cling Foam and you're ready to stamp!  This is a great way to get a multi-colored image easily by using Stampin' Write Markers direct to the rubber stamp.

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I've also cut it so that I have 3 candles together that I can use for smaller images and the rest for full-sized cards or for more candles.

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And with this gorgeous designer paper, don't forget to add some to make a coordinating envelope!  The new Envelope Liners Framelits Dies fit all three sizes of envelopes – the "regular," medium-sized envelope, the note card envelope and the 3"x3" envelope.

And don't forget a little Dazzling Details on the candles for some sparkle!


THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 130145 Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 130270 Cycle Celebrations wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 130273 Cycle Celebrations clear $16.95
Item No. 130111 Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel $8.50
Item No. 126879 Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 124117 Dazzling Details $2.50
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 107300 Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (40) $6.50
Item No. 132172 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies $26.95
Item No. 124236 Clear-Mount Cling Foam $10.95


FINAL DAYS TO SAVE 15% ON THE BUTTERFLY BUNDLE.  Purchase the Papillon Potpourri (butterfly stamp set) and Bitty Butterfly Bundle together and save!  Offer ends 9/30.  For details on saving 15% off your bundle, click here.

LOW SUPPLY OF THE ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD.  Due to high demand for the Envelope Punch Board (Item No. 133774), Stampin' Up! reports that the current supply is low.  It's still available for purchase at the time of this post (so don't delay).  However, it will likely go on back order in the next few days.  A new shipment is expected in mid-October.  See a video and more details on the Envelope Punch Board here.


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Bermuda Bay trio of cards

Bermuda Bay trio

Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite new core colors that Stampin' Up! added this month.  It is part of the Brights Collection, and man, did that collection change for me once this stunning color was added!  It was the "teal" that we were missing!  And to show you all how much I love this fun new color, I've created three cards using only Bermuda Bay and Whisper White to really show it off!

Bermuda Bay Bird

  • There are now Color Collection designer papers for each and every color and in fresh, modern prints!
  • I've used a wonderful new hostess-exclusive stamp set called Simply Sketched to create this simple but effective card.
  • Stamping in VersaMark ink and using Black Embossing Powder gives the bird a little lift and enables me to watercolor with my Bermuda Bay stamp pad and Aqua Painter more easily.
  • Circles are cut with the Big Shot and the new Circles Collection Framelits.
  • The sentiment is also from Simply Sketched – with this, a sympathy and a happy birthday sentiment, it's so versatile.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 130911 Circles Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 129669 Simply Sketched wood $14 hostess dollars OR
Item No. 129672 Simply Sketched clear $10 hostess dollars
Item No. 130134 Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack $21.95
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 109133 Black Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
Item No. 103954 Aqua Painters (2) $16.95

Bermuda Bay polka dot flower

  • This card measures 5-1/4"x5-1/4" to give me some more room to design.  I wanted to see a lot of that pretty designer paper!
  • Gifts of Kindness is the featured stamp set here.  It includes one decorative image (the polka dot flowers) and lots of sentiments for both outside and inside your cards.
  • I've tied the polka dots in the flower and in the designer paper with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder used on the Whisper White background.
  • Love the addition of the pretty new Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 131206 Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 130441 Gifts of Kindness wood $25.95 OR
Item No. 130444 Gifts of Kindness clear $18.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 130134 Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack $21.95

Bermuda Bay thank you

  • Last up I've used a favorite stamp set called Creative Elements.  There are truly so many different elements in this stamp set to coordinate with each other.
  • The butterfly is cut out with my paper snips – no punch available for this particular butterfly!
  • The thank you sentiment is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder so you can really see it on the Bermuda Bay cardstock.
  • My new favorite accessory?  Candy Dots, hands down!  And we have them in all the core colors, so it's easy to match them up with your project.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 128523 Creative Elements wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122647 Creative Elements clear $24.95
Item No. 130931 Candy Dots – Brights $5.95
Item No. 131206 Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 130134 Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack $21.95
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 109132 White Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50

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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Last Chance for the Dapper Man Card Class

Last chance to sign up for the next "Class on the Circle" – Dapper Man Card Class, either to attend or "on the go".

Thursday, May 30th, from 6:30 to 9:00pm
Registration Deadline:  May 28th
Location:  15 Woodland Cir., Rochester NY  14622


Cost:  $15 or free with a $20 order during class or by shopping HERE and using Workshop Code BVEMYGGX (you'll enter this code once you're in your shopping bag) BEFORE the class begins. 

Here are the projects!

Dapper Man Card Class ad

 

Let's not forget to stamp for the men in our life!  At this class, you'll make 4 cards and 1 3D gift box using the Dapper Dad stamp set and Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper.

Attend the class or order your class "on the go" and complete at home.  Your card kit will contain all of the cut pieces, accessories and embellishments, as well as die cut and punched pieces. 

To attend, simply email me that you'd like to come.  There's no pre-payment necessary, but I do need to know you're coming by Tuesday, May 28th.

To RSVP to attend, click HERE.

 

To order "on the go" and pay the $15 class fee and pick up from me, use the link below:


 

To order "on the go" and pay the $15 class fee plus $3 postage to be mailed to you, use the link below:


 

To order "on the go" and place an order to get your cards free, place your order at my Online Store HERE and use Workshop Code BVEMYGGX (you'll enter this code once you're in your shopping bag) BEFORE the class begins. Then click on the link below to pay $3 for shipping of your card kit.


 

Have questions? I'd be happy to chat with you via email at krisshuels@gmail.com.

 


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Sent with Love

Here's a card I made with the Sent With Love Designer Series Paper.  This is a special promotion for the month of April only – buy the Sent with Love stamp set, the coordinating Sent with Love designer paper and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, and save 20% on the bundle.  Or, just purchase either the stamp set or the paper.

This card has absolutely no stamping!  I've created it with using only the designer paper, card stock and a few Big Shot pieces!  Here's how:

  • The pretty Not Quite Navy chevron print as well as the Calypso Coral polka dot are part of the Sent With Love designer paper collection.
  • The "sent with love" circle is from the designer paper, too!  Here's a picture of one of the sheets of paper:

  • And you'll see that you can use different tags and sentiments from this sheet cut out to decorate either scrapbook pages or cards.  So fun and usable!  I used the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to punch out the "sent with love" circle in a snap.
  • Paper piercing gives the Pool Party card stock a little "umph"!
  • The hearts are die cut with the Big Shot and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits.  I added a Rhinestone and some coordinating Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, but you could use the Calypso Coral Baker's Twine that comes with the bundle.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 132182 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper $10.95 OR
Buy the bundle including Sent with Love stamp set, Designer Paper and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine – $25.50
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 125596 Fashionable Heart Embosslits $11.95
Item No. 123125 Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95
Item No. 126187 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack $7.95


Click HERE to view the full flyer for this special then order at my Online Store HERE!
 


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Thank You for Being You!

I'm having fun working with the new Spring Catalog products.  This cards starts out with Melon Mambo card stock, then this pretty rainbow stripe from Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper.  I'm so happy to have some nice wide ribbon to work with again – here's a gorgeous 1-1/4" Basic Gray/Basic Black Two-Toned Ribbon.

  • Clip is from Elements Cute Clips with a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon tied on.
  • Hearts are cut with the Big Shot and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits.
  • I've cut a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock with the Boho Blossom Punch and added a Large Rhinestone.
     

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 126933 Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 129324 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40) $4.95
Item No. 129295 Basic Gray/Basic Black 1-1/4" Two Toned Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossom Punch $16.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits $11.95
Item No. 125596 Fashionable Hearts Embosslits $11.95
Item No. 129939 Elements Cute Clips (24) $4.95
Item No. 126872 Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 118874 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 114526 Circles #2 Originals Die $15.95

To order products at my Online Store, just click HERE and receive Kriss's Online Customer Perks, too!


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Stampin’ Up!’s first app!

 

 

Simply Sent

NEW!  DOWNLOAD SIMPLY SENT TO YOUR IPHONE FREE!   

Design and send e-cards directly to those you love—for free!—via e-mail or Facebook – using Stampin' Up!'s first-ever app!

 


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November Stamp Set of the Month and Bonus Set

“Easy Events”

Accessory of the Month: Rhinestone Brads

I'm happy to share with you November's Stamp Set of the Month — Easy Events! During November, when you purchase the Easy Events stamp set paired with a package of Rhinestone Brads, you'll receive a FREE kit containing everything you need to create SIX of the cards shown below!

 

November Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $43.90 + shipping and tax

(Includes your order for the “Easy Events” stamp set in wood mount and 1 pack of Rhinestone Brads plus the FREE kit)

 

November Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $35.90+ shipping and tax

(Includes your order for the “Easy Events” stamp set in clear mount and 1 pack of Rhinestone Brads plus the FREE kit)

 

Additional Quantities of the November Kit: $6 + shipping for every set of 6 cards

 

Already have the featured Stamp Set or Accessory? No problem. You can order any stamp set and/or accessory of equal value to the featured items and still receive the FREE kit and PDF File!

 

Other supplies you’ll want to order: Jet Black StazOn, Pool Party Marker, So Saffron Marker, Melon Mambo Marker Wild Wasabi Marker and Pumpkin Pie Marker, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Details, Whisper White Envelopes, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Bone Folder.

Additionally, when you purchase the Stamp set of the Month Bundle, along with your free kit to complete 6 cards you'll also get a PDF project file with step-by-step instructions for the featured design and 3 additional designs to further your creativity!

THIS MONTH ONLY!  In case you haven't begun working on your Christmas cards yet, I'm offering a bonus Stamp Set of the Month!

“Snow Much Fun”

Accessory of the Month: Silver Mini Brads

 

Bonus Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $33.45 + shipping and tax

(Includes your order for the “Snow Much Fun” stamp set in wood mount and 1 package of Silver Mini Brads plus the FREE kit)

 

Bonus Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $25.45+ Shipping and Tax

(Includes your order for the “Snow Much Fun” stamp set in clear mount and 1 package of Silver Mini Brads plus the FREE kit)

 

Additional Quantities of the Bonus Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards

 

Already have the featured Stamp Set or Accessory? No problem. You can order any stamp set and/or accessory of equal value to the featured items and still receive the FREE kit and PDF File!

 

Other supplies you’ll want to order: Jet Black StazOn, Pool Party Classic Ink, Stampin’ Sponge, Pool Party Marker, Island Indigo Marker, Cherry Cobbler Marker, Tangerine Tango Marker and Basic Grey Marker, Curly Label Punch, Whisper White Envelopes, Paper Snips, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Bone Folder.

For more information, click HERE.


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Congratulations to my Team Members – September 2011

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top FIVE sales people on my team for the month of September!  We had SUCH a good month, that I want to recognize more gals!  They are:

Debbie Sowards (earned a spot at Grand Achiever's Day!)
Pam Kane
Pat Schmidt (also promoted to Sr. Associate!)
Sheila Edwards
and
Nicole Bertrand (also promoted to Sr. Associate!)
You ladies rock!  And here's the special card I made them.

I was giving out these cards at our Oktoberfest weekend retreat, so I wanted to keep with the circus theme.  The red and white star designer paper from Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper pack was perfect for my sales stars!  But I couldn't stop there – I cut out two size of stars using the Stars #2 Die with the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Red and Silver Glimmer Paper, holding them together with a Tempting Turquoise Glimmer Brad from the Brights collection.  The Daffodil Delight card stock is run through the Big Shot using the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing FolderStampin' Write Markers direct to the rubber stamp create our "you're a star" sentiment from Workshop Words stamp set, and a few Basic Rhinestones give even more bling.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 127067 Workshop Words – free at Convention!
Item No. 122348 Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 121790 Red Glimmer Paper $4.95
Item No. 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper $4.95
Item No. 121006 Brights Glimmer Brads $4.95
Item No. 119246 Basic Rhinestone Jewels (150) $4.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 114526 Circles #2 Die $15.95
Item No. 113461 Stars #2 Originals Die $15.95
Item No. 123128 Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot die-cutting machine $99.95

You can see by this card that I LOVE using my Big Shot!  From textured embossing to cutting out shapes, it's become my most used crafting tool!  And now you can have your very own Big Shot FREE during the month of October!  Click HERE to find out how!

Want more information about the FREE Big Shot?  Don't forget to call into our informational conference call this evening!  Click HERE for all the details – don't miss it!  

To register for this FREE Q&A Call, Click Here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2370103042 


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October Stamp Set of the Month

Christmas Lodge

Accessory of the Month: Jingle Bells

I'm happy to share with you October's Stamp Set of the Month — Christmas Lodge! When you purchase the Christmas Lodge Stamp Set paired with a pack of Jingle Bells during October, you'll receive a FREE kit containing everything you need to create SIX of the cards shown below!

Get a head start on your Christmas Cards this year! If you need more than the 6 FREE cards, you can purchase additional card kits in increments of 6 for $6!

Additionally, when you purchase the Stamp set of the Month Bundle, along with your free kit to complete 6 cards you'll also get a PDF project file with step-by-step instructions for the featured design and 3 additional designs to further your creativity!

For more information, click HERE!


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