June Stamp with Me Cards are ready!

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June Stamp With Me cards are all about brand new products from the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  There are new stamps, new In Colors, new accessories – even special new envelope liner paper!


Class will be held on Thursday, June 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge located at 60 Seneca Street in Geneva, NY.


Can’t attend?  No worries – order your card packets and complete them on your own time schedule with my “By Mail” program.  Check it out HERE.


Class is $15 including 3 cards and coordinating envelopes, or your cards are free with a minimum $25 order, whether you attend or get your card kits “By Mail”.


Place an online order HERE using hostess/workshop code J2GUCDNQ to receive your cards and envelopes completely FREE!  And if you’re not able to attend, I will mail your card kits to you free of charge!


Please register by the following dates for the option you’d like:
  • before Wednesday, June 10th, for the Geneva locatioin
  • before June 15th for your “By Mail” kit


Simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know that you’re attending or that you want your class “By Mail”.

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2014 Founders Circle Swap

Mingle All The Way Founders Swap

I’m back from the Stampin’ Up! Founders Circle trip to St. George, UT!  It was an amazing trip, spending time with the top 100 demonstrators in the US and the top 20 demonstrators in Canada.  We were completely spoiled by the Stampin’ Up! staff!

One of the best parts of Founders Circle is swapping with everyone and seeing all the creativity from these very talented ladies.  This is the card that I swapped – I made 115 of these!  I had thought I chose an easy-ish design, but when you’re making 115 of anything, it quickly becomes clear that nothing is easy!  But I did have fun making these and hope you enjoy seeing one of my first cards using new Stampin’ Up! products from the Holiday Catalog.

  • I just love the Angled Tag Topper Punch carried in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Believe me, this is such a quick and easy way to create tags, whether you’re going to be using them on cards or making stand-alone gift tags.  Just be sure to cut your cardstock at a hair under 2″ so that it slides easily into the punch.  You can make the length any measurement you want!
  • I’ve used the new Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon for the top of the tag, held on by a Mini Staple with Stampin’ Up!’s new Handheld Stapler.  The Stapler has a nice, long reach so you can staple way in on your cardstock if you choose.
  • I pulled out an older embossing folder called Northern Flurry because it coordinated so nicely with the cute little snowflakes contained in the Frosted Sequins packet.  Use Glue Dots to hold the sequins onto your cardstock.
  • It’s fun to create a card layer that’s not straight – I simply cut my cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and after running it through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, adhered it at an angle then trimmed off the excess.
  • Adding a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock tied in the ribbon nicely.  Use a Two-Way Glue Pen for those skinny pieces!


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 October classes – please use ZCGJH9W9 when checking out to receive October Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.


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

Product List

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2014 Holiday Catalog is here!

Holiday Catalog PDF
Spanish Flyer
Holiday Catalog Stampin’ Supplies

I couldn’t be more excited about our new Holiday Catalog!  It’s filled with wonderful new stamp sets, designer papers and accessories.  There are also lots of ideas for gift tags and gift giving which are quick and beautiful.  Ordering from this amazing catalog begins today!

FREE CARD KITS!  Order from either of the Stampin’ Up! catalogs and receive FREE Stamp Shoppe card kits!  Use Hostess Code 4Z6T3XW4 when placing your qualifying order.  Details on receiving free card kits with your order can be found HERE.

Click HERE to begin your order!


HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES:  If you’d like just a sampling of all of the variety of new products in the Holiday Catalog, why not try my Holiday Catalog Shares!  It’s a great way to get a little of a lot and not break the bank!

Here are all of your options:

Holiday ribbon share

Holiday Catalog Ribbon Share ($8.00): This bundle includes 2 yards of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, 2 yards of Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon, 2 yards of Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, 2 yards of Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim and 2 yards of Tangerine Tango & White Two-Tone Trim. 10 yards of fun new fibers!

Holiday accessories share

Holiday Catalog Accessory Share ($15.00): This bundle includes an ASSORTMENT of Tag a Bag Accessory Kit Pieces (colors will vary but you will receive 2 large tags, 2 medium tags, 1 strip and 2 clothespins), 1 Takeout Box, 3 Tiny Treat Boxes, 1 Petite Cafe Bag, 2 each of 3 designs (6 pieces total) of Nordic Designer Buttons, 4 metal snowflake embellishments from All is Calm, approx. 90 assorted Frosted Sequins (assortment of white snowflakes, large silver round and small silver round), 1 each of 2 large designs and 2 each of 2 small designs of Santa & Co. Embellishments (6 3-D Epoxy Embellishments total), 2 each of 4 sizes (8 total) of Gold Basic Metal Buttons and 1 of each 6 designs of Autumn Wooden Elements. That’s approx. 133 pieces!

Holiday dsp share

Holiday Catalog Designer & Specialty Paper Share ($12.50): This bundle includes 6, 6″ x 6″ sheets from the following paper packs: Under the Tree, Nordic Noel, Santa & Co, Color Me Autumn and Motley Monsters. It also contains 5, 6″ x 6″ sheets and 2, 6″ x 3″ sheets from the All is Calm Paper Pack. The 6″ x 3″ sheets are of the 2 Silver Foil Specialty Sheets that only come with 1 sheet per print per pack. In addition, you’ll get 12, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ sheets of Trim the Tree DSP pieces for a total of 48 sheets/96 prints of paper!

DOUBLE SHARE ($25.00): Get DOUBLE the amount of paper for 6″ x 12″ cuts of all sheets indicated above as 6″ x 6″ – this extra length is perfect for scrapbookers, bigger dies or just those who love paper! You’ll receive 6″ x 6″ pieces of the two specialty Silver Foil Sheets from the All is Calm Paper Pack. Please note that the the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ DSP is pre-cut by the company and this portion of the share will just be double sheets.

I Want it ALL Share – Holiday Edition! ($35.50): This share is for everyone who wants ALL of the shares listed above. Make things easy and just say  I just want it all!”

I Want it ALL Share with DOUBLE Paper Share ($48.00): You can also get the I Want it ALL Share featuring the DOUBLE Paper assortment for 12″ x 6″ cuts!

And one of the perks for doing the I Want it All Share?  You can also opt to add on the Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack for 50% off! This is a wonderful savings and you’ll receive my favorite accessories in the Holiday Catalog!  This Accessory Pack is really like its own share!  It already only comes with 1 of each element – so it couldn’t really be included in the shares. But I want everyone to be able to purchase this kit because it’s one of the most WELL DONE accessory kits we’ve ever had with HUGE possibilities! Take a look…


To take advantage of the 50% off Accessory Pack, just let me know you want it when you e-mail me to opt into the Holiday Catalog I Want it All Share. Utilizing this perk is entirely optional.

Want to sign up for 1, 2 or ALL of these shares!? Just e-mail me at krisshuels@gmail.com with your choices.

There is shipping on the shares if you aren’t able to pick up your shares locally.  It’s based on the quantity of shares ordered.  I will send you an invoice that is payable online with any credit/debit card and will keep the shipping just as low as possible.


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August 1st – Big Shot promotion and new Blendabilities available!

Big Shot

If you don’t already have a Big Shot, you’ll definitely want to purchase yours this month! Now through August 31, choose one of five FREE exclusive Stampin’ Up! stamp set and Framelits bundles when you buy your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  You can receive up to $60 in free merchandise!

Here’s what you can choose:


Item Number

Stamp Set


Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful



Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful



Already have a Big Shot?  You’ll still receive a 15% discount on the bundles above when ordering them separately.

Watch this super fun video from Stampin’ Up! to see why you need a Big Shot!


Click HERE to see pictures of all of the Big Shot and Framelits bundles and to order yours!




AND that’s not all the excitement today!  August 1st also marks the date when you can now purchase ALL of the Blendabilities products in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

If you missed my post before, here’s a very informative video on our Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities markers:

Here are the colors that have not yet been available but are now available beginning today!

Product List

Click HERE to see all of the choices in the Blendabilities line and to order yours!

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A Tie-Dyed Thank You

Tie dyed thank you

I owe this card idea to fellow demonstrator Missy Shipman who had the idea of taking the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and doing some tie dying with it.  This is so fun and can be done in any colors you choose.  For my card, I picked Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry – all from the Brights Collection colors.

Start out by creating your own stamp pad.  I used an old-style stamp set case, but you can use anything that won’t soak through the bottom like a styrofoam meat tray or plate.  Lay a baby wipe on the bottom of the surface, then squeeze 5-6 drops of Ink Refills onto the baby wipe.  As you are adding colors, try to fill in so that there aren’t any white spots in between the ink refill dots.  It’ll look something like this:

make your own ink pad

Then just dip your stamp into the ink without moving it around.  Stamp down on the “ink pad” you’ve created, then stamp onto your cardstock.  Clean your stamp before placing it back into the “ink pad” or the colors will become muddy.

I added a thank you greeting from Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set and I’m done!  Easy but very fun and effective!

Tie dyed thank you closeup

My card is 4″x4″, so I used my Envelope Punch Board to create the perfect-sized envelope for my card.  I wanted to create a matching inner flap, so I used a long post-it note at the fold line to keep the stamping just on the flap.

Tie dyed envelope

This would be a great card to make duplicates of.  They go so quickly and are such a wow!

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.

Product List

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Additional $30 in products in your Starter Kit

Do you ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin' Up! goodies? Consider it done!  Join my Team: Get an extra $30 in your Starter Kit — that's $155 worth of ANY product (you choose!) for only $99! ALL demonstrators enjoy these benefits:

    • Build your starter kit from the new catalog pre-order select products — including NEW In Colors, accessories, and hostess gifts!
    • No pressure or obligation to hold workshops or other stamping events 
    • Get 20% off all Stampin' Up! products or keep it as "instant income". (**Receive 30% off your first order of $150 or more in the first 45 days**)
    • Earn additional income (called a volume rebate) on your monthly product sales of $400 or more. 
    • Be your own hostess: earn free hostess sets and merchandise.
    • Receive Stampin' Up!'s exclusive demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.
    • Access Stampin’ Connection, an exclusive demonstrator-only online community to view video tutorials, thousands of project ideas, and network and share with other demonstrators
    • Qualify for cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips and other awards
    • Recruit and receive downline overrides based on your recruits' sales

My group of From the Heart Stampers has room for all kinds of demonstrators — those who simply want a discount on stamps to those who want to contribute to their household income (and anywhere in between!). Whether you live down the street or across the country, I look forward to helping you get started at whatever level YOU are comfortable!  Click HERE for more info  on my team.

This offer ends May 30th – please feel free to email me with any questions you might have.  I'd love to chat! 

Are you ready to join?  It's so easy to do online!   Just click here! 


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Love a Latte

Here's another card featuring a Sale-A-Bration stamp set – this time Patterned Occasions.  Love this cute little cup!  Get this adorable stamp set FREE with an order of $50 placed before March 22nd.

Color scheme is Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray.
Both of these pretty designer papers come from Sunshine & Sprinkles paper pack.
Love, love, love our new Organdy Ribbon, here in Melon Mambo.
Melon Mambo card stock punched with the Small Heart Punch backs the hear button from Bitty Buttons perfectly.
Cup image fits neatly in the XL Oval Punch.

Item No. 129621 Patterned Occasions wood FREE with $50 order until March 22nd OR
Item No. 129624 Patterned Occasions clear FREE with $50 order until March 22nd
Item No. Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy RIbbon $9.95
Item No. 126922 Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 117193 Small Heart Punch $5.95
Item No. 118761 Bitty Buttons (64) $4.95
Item No. 119859 XL Oval Punch $16.95
Item No. 124262 Whisper White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 119245 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95

View ALL of your choices for FREE Sale-A-Bration products HERE!

PAPER PUMPKIN IS HERE!  To be the first to receive this great new creative kit, register before March 10th.  Details HERE.

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

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Happy Birthday with Sale-A-Bration

Here's a simple little card that really shows off some of the Sale-A-Bration products.  Remember when card making, it's easier to make several of the same design than just one of each card.  Make up a stack of these to have on hand when you need to grab a birthday card.

  • Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper Sycamore Street is front and center on this card!  Love the color scheme of Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit and Tangerine Tango.
  • Coordinating Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is a must this year!
  • I needed a large button, and the new Silver Basics Designer Button is perfect.
  • I've cut a thin piece of Pool Party card stock with the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die and the Big Shot and placed it under the designer paper edge.  This is my most used Big Shot accessory – it's a must in my book!
  • Tangerine Tango card stock is cut out with the Scallop Squares Duo Die and the Big Shot.
  • The main image is from the Sale-A-Bration exclusive stamp set called Madison Avenue and is stamped on a 2-1/2" Circle.
  • Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set combined with the Bitty Banners Framelits.
  • Silver Mini Brads hold the banner in place.

Item No. 127540 Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper – FREE with a $50 order placed during Sale-A-Bration
Item No. 130812 Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack – FREE with a $50 order placed during Sale-A-Bration
Item No. 129657 Madison Avenue stamp set clear OR
Item No. 129660 Madison Avenue wood – FREE with a $50 order placed during Sale-A-Bration
Item No. 129325 Silver Basics Designer Button $5.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 120903 Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch
Item No. 126255 Itty Bitty Banners wood $15.95 OR
Item No. 126257 Itty Bitty Banners clear $11.95
Item No. 129267 Bitty Banners Framelits $14.95
Item No. 122941 1/8" Silver Mini Brads $5.50

Remember to "Get the Code" and receive free class projects – click HERE for the details!




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

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NEW – My Paper Pumpkin: Monthly Subscription Project Kits




I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

My Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy!

How to Get Started …..
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click "Get it".  Select me (Kriss Huels, NY) as your demonstrator.  Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, show off, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Here's the nitty gritty:

  • Each month you'll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A My Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Remember, visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com and select Kriss Huels, NY, as your demonstrator to begin receiving your creative kits!  And when you're done, please send me an email at krisshuels@gmail.com letting me know you've signed up – Stampin' Up! won't send me any notification.  You'll want to do this because the first 10 people who sign up will receive an additional gift from me personally as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

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Make a Mitten – not just for Christmas

From November 20th through March 1st, my family has over 10 birthdays to celebrate!  So I'm always looking to use my holiday stamps to fill in for winter birthday cards as well as for the Christmas season.  Here's a terrific set to own for both – Make a Mitten.  It has a coordinating Mitten Builder Punch which makes it so convenient.  And I love all the border stamps contained in this stamp set.  For $17.95, it has so many possibilities!

  • Color scheme is Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.
  • The layout is straight from the catalog; I changed up colors and sentiment.
  • For those masculine occasions, Best Dad Ever stamp set is a perfect choice.  It contains 4 great sentiments, including this "Happy Birthday".
  • Pool Party Baker's Twine holds the two mittens together.

Item No. 120399 Best Dad Ever wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 120681 Best Dad Ever clear $14.95
Item No. 127940 Make a Mitten wood $24.95 OR
Item No. 127943 Make a Mitten clear $17.95
Item No. 127824 Mitten Builder Punch $15.95
Item No. 125574 Pool Party Baker's Twine $2.95

REMINDER:  Make your final choices from the Holiday Catalog – it's due to expire on January 2nd, and many items will be gone for good.

Make a Mitten stamp set

Best Dad Ever stamp set

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