Congratulations to my Team Members – July

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

Pam Kane
Sheila Edwards
 
and
Cheryl Holman

Great job, ladies!

I also sent a copy of the card to Heather Matos, who achieved her first promotion to Sr. Associate in the first full month she was a demonstrator!  Way to go, Heather!

Here's the card I designed especially for them:

Here's a pretty color combination!  It uses Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizzazz.  Oh, will I ever use Certainly Celery again?!  Pear is just the perfect green for everything!  The Pear Pizzazz card stock strip gets jazzed up a bit with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon.  Next comes a layer of Early Espresso card stock run through the Big Shot using the new Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Man, do I ever love this look!  The Textured Folders are a must have for all your card making and scrapbooking!  I cut a 2-1/2" circle with Pear Pizzazz card stock and the Circle Scissors Plus then ran Pretty in Pink card stock through the Big Shot with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die.  I stamped the flower image from Elements of Style onto Very Vanilla card stock then punched it out with the Full Heart Punch and popped it up with Dimensionals.  Thanks to my wonderful customer, Jennifer Kay, for asking me if these two products line up to be used together!  It got me thinking about using them on this card.  The saying "From the Heart" is from Watercolor Trio, stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink and punched out with the Designer Label Punch then placed into a frame from Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 118611 Elements of Style wood mount $27.95 OR
Item No. 120045 Elements of Style clear mount $19.95
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount $117050 $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 120175 Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 119862 Designer Label Punch $15.95
Item No. 119883 Full Heart Punch $16.95
Item No. 117291 Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware $29.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95

Don't Forget!

  • To purchase your RIBBON, ACCESSORY and DESIGNER PAPER SHARES so that you can have a wide variety of elements for your designing needs!  Click HERE for details and to order.
  • To purchase your CARD KIT OF THE MONTH!  Click HERE for details and to order.

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Artistic Birthday

It's so much fun to have brand new colors and stamp sets to work with!  Here's a card I made for a very special friend and customer, Phyl Lyons, to celebrate her birthday.  Hope your day was filled with fun, friends, family and fond memories, Phyl!

Everything on this card is brand-spankin' new!  I received my Stampin' Up! order at 3:00PM and by 4:30PM had made two cards with all my loot!  This one features Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight — all brand new Core Colors for 2010-11!  The designer paper is from a beautiful pack called Greenhouse Gala.  This is the perfectly designed package of paper — one side of the paper features a bold floral or stripe, the other side a soft muted tone-on-tone paper.  You'll have so many options with this great set of papers!  I stamped the Eiffel Tower image from Artistic Impressions stamp set — this versatile set is sure to be a favorite this year.  The sentiment is from Watercolor Trio stamp set, featured in the Summer Mini Catalog.  The paper gets some aging by crumpling it up then spritzing on Early Espresso using a Stampin' Write Marker along with the Color Spritzer Tool, as well as some Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.  And notice our pretty new ribbons?  We'll be carrying a new 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon which comes in 13 different colors!

I'm enjoying adding a little something to the envelope and the inside of my cards.  Simply carry over some aspects of the card front for that extra "wow"!  (I had written a personal message to Phyl before I remembered to take a picture, so I covered it up temporarily.)

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Available on July 1st:
Item No. 118517 Artistic Etchings wood mount $18.95 OR
Item No. 120573 Artistic Etchings clear mount $14.94
Item No. 117167 Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 119680 Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker $3.50
Item No. 119254 Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 119959 Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 119257 Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Available now:
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 118771 Silver Foil Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item No. 107066 Color Spritzer Tool $12.95

Don't Forget!

  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.  Special ends June 30th!

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Schedule Your Private Stamping Class!

Why not invite a few of your friends and family over for a fun night and I'll supply the entertainment!  At each private stamping class, I'll teach you and your guests to make two hand-stamped cards or two scrapbook pages.  Check back regularly to see what we're making by clicking "Make These Free!" in the navigation bar above (chocolate chip strip underneath the banner).  Here's what we're making at workshops this month! 

 

At your private stamping class, you can expect:

  • FREE STUFF! When you host a workshop, you can earn FREE stamp sets, ink, paper, accessories, and more!
  • EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS FOR HOSTESSES! Hostesses have the opportunity to earn exclusive hostess-only products that cannot be purchased from the catalog.
  • FUN, FUN, FUN! Hosting a workshop means getting together with your friends, having a great time, and discovering (or rediscovering) a way to express your creativity.

I work with hostesses all throughout the Finger Lakes area.  Contact me today to get your class on the calendar!
Email:  krisshuels@gmail.com
Telephone:  585-554-4479

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for the Stampin' Summer Bash in either of two locations!  Click HERE fore more info and for a registration form.
  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.
  • To click for the Updated Last Chance Accessories List.  Items are selling out quickly!

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!
 


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Presto Patterns and some New Colors!

Ruth Petrovich joined my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators in February and has already earned the Supervisor title!  She's a wonderful, caring woman and I truly believe that her success comes from her love of Stampin' Up! products as well as her love for her customers.  I made this card especially for her. 

I'm afraid I'm going to have to eat my words!  When I was first introduced to the brand new In Colors for 2010-12, I took one look at Concord Grape and said, "Well, I'll NEVER use that color!"  Here I am – designing one of my first cards with the new colors and look what I chose!  It just works so well with all the other colors in the new palette!  The other colors are also brand new – Pear Pizzazz is another new In Color and Daffodil Delight, a new Core Color in the Bolds Collection.  So you may have caught that the In Colors are now going to be with us for two years instead of one!  Such a great change!  Let's take a look at how I made this card.  The card base measures 5-1/4"x5-1/4".  I used a piece of Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper and dyed it with a Daffodil Delight Classic Stamp Pad.  Next I inked up this pretty little flower stamp from Charming stamp set with my Stampin' Write Markers (there are markers in the new In Colors!) and stamped three times on Whisper White card stock cut to 1-1/4" squares quickly and efficiently with my 1-1/4" Square Punch then backed them with Pear Pizzazz card stock cut just a smidge bigger.  "From the Heart" is a stamp from Watercolor Trio and I'm especially fond of it because my team is called From the Heart Stampers!  It's so easy to punch out with the Designer Label Punch and slip it into a frame from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware using a Two-Way Glue Pen.  I added some Whisper White Organza Ribbon and a punched border using Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Border Scallop Trim Punch.  Don't forget to add a little envelope art! 

Add a white liner to the inside of dark card stock and while you're at it, decorate the inside just a bit, too.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 116519 Charming $19.95
Item No. 117175 Presto Patterns Specialty DSP $11.95
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 118402 Border Scallop Trim Punch $15.95
Item No. 114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon $5.95
Item No. Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit $29.95
Item No. 107590 Designer Label Punch $15.95
Item No. 104400 1-1/4" Square Punch $15.95

Don't Forget!

  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Accessories List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.
  • To sign up for the Stampin' Summer Bash!  Click HERE for more info!

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Congrats, Lanette!

Lanette Swarthout joined my From the Heart Stampers team at the end of March and has already received her first promotion!  I made this card to congratulate her on this terrific accomplishment.

 

If you're ever stumped for a color combination, grab a package of Stampin' Up! designer paper!  It's the perfect place to start!  While the new Island Oasis Designer Series Paper in the Summer MIni Catalog has lots of bright, bold designs, I chose to use the quieter tones in that packet that include Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and a touch of So Saffron.  The designer paper did all the work for me — I just added a strip of Tempting Turquoise card stock punched with the Border Scallop Trim Punch and three Tempting Turquoise Brads that I lined up easily using the Mat Pack and Grid and Paper Piercing Tool.  The main image is an oval cut with the Big Shot using the Ovals Originals Die and stamped using Watercolor Trio from the Summer Mini Catalog inked direct to rubber with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers.  A tiny butterfly is a snap to add using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die with the Big Shot.  Honestly, I don't think it's possible for me to create a card without the Big Shot anymore!  It's become my No. 1 crafting tool!  Don't forget to add "envelope art"!  In this case, I replicated the same flower image on the envelope to tie it together.

But wait!  That's not all!  I had a little extra time which is a rarity lately and decided to take it a step further.

Decorating the inside of the card can be so much fun!  Here I just kept the theme going with more designer paper and butterflies and even dressed up the envelope by lining it as well.  It's this extra care that can really make your hand-stamped project beautifully coordinated.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 111634 Fresh Cuts $21.95
Item No. 117173 Island Oasis Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 114525 Ovals Originals Die $15.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 118402 Border Scallop Trim Punch $15.95
Item No. 106957 Bolds Brights Brads $8.95
Item No. 105825 Mat Pack $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper Piercing Tool $3.50

Don't Forget!

  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Accessories List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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From The Heart

I received this beautiful card from my second level upline for being in her top 10 in sales for the month of April!  Thanks, Missy!  Love your creation!

Missy used the Watercolor Trio stamp set found in the Summer Mini Catalog with Regal Rose and Garden Green — what a pretty color combo!  You'll want to purchase that yummy 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon this month because it's one of the retiring accessories.  She also used the Solid Stripes single stamp that was sold in the Occasions Mini Catalog, and I'm pleased to let you know that this wonderful little background stamp is going to be available again in the new Idea Book & Catalog!  Turn any plain piece of card stock into your own designer paper!

Don't Forget!

 


 

 

 

Today is the DEADLINE to register for the June Card Making Class, "Cards for Him"! Click HERE for more details and to register today!

 

 


  • To sign up for the June Scrapbooking class!  Click HERE for details. 
  • To purchase all of the retiring color products you need!  They're going fast!  Click HERE to order.
  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Accessories List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Team Time Project and Ribbon Roses

I shared a couple of my projects using ribbon roses HERE and HERE and was asked to teach my team mates how to make them.  Because we have a short amount of time and the rose itself takes a bit of time, I wanted to keep the stamping to a minimum.  I grabbed the chance to use Watercolor Trio again to coordinate with the flower theme.  The background–again–is the new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I'll try to stop–really I will!) and on Pink Pirouette card stock!  Yes, Pink Pirouette is making its return (round of applause, please!) on July 1st to join the new Color Collection called the Subtles Collection.  I love it paired with Real Red and Old Olive here.  The main image is stamped on Whisper White card stock cut with the Top Note Die and Big Shot, but I trimmed away about 1" off one side.  I stamped each image once then moved the stamp slightly to one side without reinking it and stamped again.  This creates depth for the flower scene.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount  $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 117285 Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 117292 Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113463 Top Note Bigz Die $21.95

Don't Forget!

–To sign up for the Dots & Designs Card Kit Class!  Click HERE for details.
–To purchase your May Card Kit of the Month!  Click HERE for details. 

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Watercolor Trio Thank You

I took some time today to play with some new toys from the Summer Mini Catalog.

The color I'm going to miss the most with the Color Renovation is Cameo Coral.  Not sure what I'm going to do without it!  I thought I'd use it as the focal point of this card maybe for the last time!  And what better way to really show it up than to run it through the Big Shot using the brand new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  These fabulous folders have become my favorite product to use with the Big Shot — the impressions are nice and deep and don't flatten out when applying adhesive to the back of the card stock.  While I had my Big Shot out, I quickly made a cute little textured butterfly with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  What could be better than a texture folder?  Having a folder that creates texture AND punches out the image all in one crank of the handle!  I used the Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die to cut out some Confetti White card stock for the main image, and my Circle Scissors Plus to cut a perfect circle to back it with.  Don't think I could make a card anymore without my Big Shot!

I'm also highlighting a new stamp set — Watercolor Trio.  I stamped one of the images in Cameo Coral Classic Ink and one in Old Olive Classic Ink.  Watercoloring has never been easier; the stamps are designed so that all you have to do is just stamp the image.  I did off-stamp each of the images for a shadow effect.  Just stamp the first image and then without reinking your stamp, move it just a smidge to one side and stamp again.  The seniment "Thanks so much" also comes in the stamp set; I just love the beautiful font!  I used some Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon and a Tempting Turquoise button from Playground Designer Buttons packet to finish off the bottom edge.

FYI:  Retiring colors are already selling out, so you'll want to be sure to place your order for card stock and reinkers in your favorite Stampin' Up! colors right away!  Just call me at 585-554-4479, email me at krisshuels@gmail.com or simply go online HERE and place your own order 24/7.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio in wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio in clear mount $16.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113469 Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die $19.95
Item No. 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 117292 Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 116313 Playground Designer Buttons $7.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95

Don't Forget!

To sign up for this month's Scrapbooking Class!  Click HERE for details.
To sign up for the Dots & Designs Card Kit Class!  Click HERE for details.
To purchase your May Card Kit of the Month!  Click HERE for details. 

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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