Sheltering Tree Thinking of You

Sheltering Tree Thank You

Sheltering Tree stamp set by Stampin’ Up! has been one of the most popular stamp sets in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  And with good reason!  There are so many pieces to this stamp set – 14 in all – to create trees for all seasons and holidays.  You’ll find an additional card I made using this stamp set HERE.  There are really minimal materials for this simple card – the fun is in the stamp set and all the different components you’ll be able to use!

  • I’ve used the cloud print from Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper to replicate a backdrop of sky.  This gorgeous paper isn’t just for babies!
  • Stamping in two tones of green really brings the tree to life.  I first used Pear Pizzazz ink then stamped over it with the same bitty stamp I used for the flowers using Old Olive ink.
  • Thinking of you sentiment comes with the stamp set, and is perfect for any occasion – or no occasion at all!  Time and again I hear that people are so thankful to receive a hand-stamped card.
  • A simple clip from Basics Hodgepodge collection holds a small piece of Calypso Coral ribbon to the edge – don’t forget to use Dimensionals so that you have room for the clip to ride behind the image.
  • The card base is Soft Suede – a pretty shade of brown you’ll find in the Neutrals Collection.


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Sending Good Thoughts

Good Thoughts

Too Kind is the perfect stamp set to show off the coordination of using Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe together.  In this beautiful 2-step stamping stamp set, there are separate stamps for both shades in the flowers, and a separate stamp for the Pear Pizzazz stems.  And there are two wonderful sentiments as well.

  • I've used Baked Brown Sugar as the card base.  Next layer is Calypso Coral cardstock run through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  A 1"x5-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock is also run through the Big Shot using one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits.
  • Next I added a piece of Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon – you're going to want this ribbon in every color!  It's so versatile and trendy.
  • Begin any 2-step stamping with the lightest color.  In this case, I stamped the Pear Pizzazz stems first so that I could properly place the flowers on top.  Then I stamped the larger images in Crisp Cantaloupe followed by the smaller images in Calypso Coral.  Don't worry too much about how perfectly you line them up.  Just stamp the center over the stem and it'll look great!  This is the easiest watercoloring you'll ever do!
  • Sentiment is stamped over the flower stem with Baked Brown Sugar ink.
  • I felt like the corner needed a little somethin' so did some paper piercing.  It's so simple when you have the Essentials Paper-Piercing Grid to help line up all the holes!

Item No. 130447 Too Kind wood $19.95 OR
Item No. 130450 Too Kind clear $14.95
Item No. 129378 Honeycomb Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 127010 Finishing Touches Edgelits (2) $9.95
Item No. 130018 Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon $8.95
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

Too Kind

STAY TUNED!  I'll be announcing my Product Shares for the Holiday Catalog this week!  Be in on the first round, and an order for all of your products will be placed immediately on August 1st!

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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.

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!

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.

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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Thinking of you on Mother’s Day

Thinking Of You

With only a little over two weeks to go before the new Annual Catalog is released, I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek today of some new products being introduced!  Here is a portion of the Gingham Garden Suite, sure to be a favorite this year.  I made this card for my daughter and daughters-in-law for Mother's Day, but it would work for many occasions.

  • The new stamp set featured is Kind & Cozy – lots of country-feeling images including my favorite (which I didn't even use!) which is a cute little tea cup.
  • The Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper contains Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz (yes, it's back!) and Whisper White – so bright and cheerful!
  • You're going to FLIP when you see the new Candy Dots – a brad system that has every permanent color we carry in adhesive tops.  Use any color Candy Dot on a Brad Base for a framed colored brad, or just use the Dots on their own.  Here I've used an Island Indigo Dot from the Regals Pack.
  • White Baker's Twine looks good with this suite.
  • Daffodil Delight card stock and the Scallop Trim Border Punch pair to create a nice edge.

Thinking of you back

Don't forget a little envelope art.  Kind & Cozy has the perfect images for this!  There's even a "made with love" stamp I've used for the back of my card.

Thinking of you inside

And I decorated the inside with a Whisper White card stock liner and some more stamping.

Get ready to order these terrific products at my Online Store HERE, and also receive my Online Customer Perks – You'll automatically be entered into the May grab bag drawing.

Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16,95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossoms Punch $16.95
Item No. 129310 Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper $10.95*
Item No. 130932 Regals Candy Dots (100) $5.95*
Item No. 124262 Whisper White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 129123 Kind & Cozy wood $21.95 OR*
Item No. 129126 Kind & Cozy clear $16.95*
* May not be ordered until May 31st at Noon MT.

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Congratulations to my Team Members – December

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top three sales people on my team for the month of December!  They are:

Brenda Rivera
Sheila Edwards
Debbie Sowards

Great job, ladies!

And here's the special card I made them:


I made two versions of this card simply by changing the sentiment.  It looks so different!  The first uses Curly Cute stamp set for the sentiment; the second uses the Level 1 hostess stamp set Afterthoughts.  And look!  Did you notice a brand new stamp set for the images?!  It's a stamp set called Bliss, and you'll have an opportunity to earn it free after January 24th!  Yes, it's that time of year again – Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner, and with every $50 you spend, you'll receive your choice of a free stamp set or accessory from a special Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  This perky color scheme is Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Whisper White.  Did you know that your eye catches the color yellow first out of all of the colors in the spectrum?  So remember in your design work that a little yellow goes a long way!  And did you notice my ribbon trick?  Instead of wrapping a large piece of ribbon around the entire card, I cut a small 1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock, then tied a piece of 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon around it.

One of my team members has been having loads of health concerns, and I made an extra copy of this card with a "thinking of you" sentiment to send to her.  Hope you're feeling better soon, Lena!

Item No. 121851 Bliss wood mount – earn free!
Item No. 123217 Bliss clear mount – earn free!
Item No. 117014 Curly Cute wood mount $19.95
Item No. 120510 Curly Cute clear mount $14.95
Item No. 118388 Afterthoughts wood mount – earn free!
Item No. 120131 Afterthoughts clear mount – earn free!
Item No. 119853 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 120931 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95

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