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October 1, 2014

Starting today and ending on the 6th October, Stampin’ Up! is offering great savings on stamps (6 sets), paper (colour collections) and ink (all stamp pads).

Flyer_SSS_demo_10Just click on the photo to download the brochure so you can see all the fantastic savings.

To take advantage of this limited time offer, just visit my store and place your order.  I would hate to any of you to miss out on this fantastic offer.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

 

Moonlight and Wetlands

September 29, 2014

Along with MaryJo’s sketch challenges I love the sketches that the design team at Freshly Made Sketches put together and I do try to play along as often as possible.

FMS Final 155-001I embossed Whisper White card with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Blackberry Bliss card.  I added a strip of designer series paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack to the left hand side.

0134I inked the goose from the Wetlands stamp set using Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped onto Whisper White card which I cut using the Circle Framelits Dies.  I attached the image to a circle of Soft Sky card and then the card front using dimensionals.  Lastly I tied a bow in a length of Blackberry Bliss 1/2″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and attached it to the top of the image panel using a Glue Dot.

0144The Soft Sky card is actually a square which is punched using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and then cut using a Circle Framelit Die, to leave the scallop tag topper shape in place.

0064Inside I stamped the reed image from the Wetlands stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I embossed Whisper White card as before, added a strip of Blackberry Bliss card and attached it over the bottom of the stamped image.

0154Since this card turned out so pretty, we will be making it in one of my upcoming classes at the Retirement Village.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Get Your Santa On

September 28, 2014

Once again I have had time to play along with MaryJo’s  Technostamper Sketch Challenge.

ScreenHunter_77 Aug. 12 21.07It took me a little while to get started, but once I decided to use Get Your Santa On, it came together very quickly.

002I embossed Whisper White card using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Real Red card.  I cut a piece of Garden Green card and attached it behind a piece of Real Red card which I embossed using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  I attached them to the left hand side of the card front.  Next I embossed Crumb Cake card, again using the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and attached it across the bottom of the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the image from Get Your Santa On onto Whisper White card using Stazon Jet Black ink.  I coloured the image using Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I coloured in all the white pieces with my Two Way Glue Pen and added Dazzling Diamonds.  He looks ever so sparkly!

003I attached the image panel to Garden Green card and then to the card front using dimensionals under the top section only so that it would sit on the Crumb Cake card.  Next I stamped the little joy banner from the Get Your Santa On stamp set onto Whisper White card using Garden Green ink and punched the stars out using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  They are attached to the card front using Glue Dots.

004Inside I stamped Merry Christmas from the Sassy Salutations stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink.  I embossed a strip of Crumb Cake card using the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, attached it to Garden Green card and the the bottom of the stamped Whisper White card.

I resisted buying the Get Your Santa On stamp set when the Holiday Catalogue was first released but I have seen so many gorgeous projects using it I just couldn’t resist any longer.  The stamp set is photopolymer which makes it more affordable and certainly easier to see where you are stamping.  Look forward to more creations using this great set.

I think this is a fun card and suitable for anyone young (or young at heart) you may know.  Who would you give this card to?

Bye for now,

Kris

UPDATE:  I can’t thank the team at MaryJo’s Technostamper blog for picking this card as one of the top three for the challenge 333.  Yay.

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Starry Noel

September 26, 2014

023I have had the Confetti Stars Punch since the Holiday Catalogue was released but so far hadn’t used it.  I was inspired to give it a try after seeing these gorgeous cards and tags by Jennifer Arent on Pinterest.

I punched the top of Real Red card using the Confetti Stars Punch and attached it to Brushed Gold Card.  I cut the word “Noel” from Brushed Gold Card using the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies and attached it to the Real Red card just below the stars.024  I attach my words using Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive which can be a little messy, so you need to be careful and only use the smallest dot of glue along the back of the letters.  I attached Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon to the back of each side of the Brushed Gold Card and tied it in a bow on the front.  The whole piece is attached to scored and folded Real Red card.

025Inside I punched Real Red card once again using the Confetti Stars Punch, attached it to Brushed Gold card and then Whisper White card.

I tried this in another colour but my husband and I (he is my biggest fan and greatest critic) decided that the Real Red was the best combination.

Hope this inspires some of you to try this fantastic punch.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Special Birthday cards

September 24, 2014

I made a couple of birthday cards recently which I cased from Pinterest.  I love the cards but I can’t seem to connect to the site to find out who made them, but thank you, whomever you are.

0013I decided to make mine in two different colours as well as I needed two cards.  The first is Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Whisper White and the second is Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Whisper White.  I used the Stippled Blossom, Papillon Potpourri and Wetlands(greeting) stamp sets.

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The Whisper White card is embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and attached to the base card.  The frame for the sentiment is of course cut using the Oval Framelit Dies.  I hand cut the flowers and the leaves and they are attached to the card front using Glue Dots.  The butterflies are attached with a piece of dimensional under the wings so that they will stay lifted up.

097On the inside I stamped the large flower, covered it with a mask and then stamped the small flowers.  I covered the small flowers with masks before stamping the large and small leaves.

I absolutely adore both cards, what about you, which one is your favourite.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Freshly Made Flowers

September 22, 2014

This sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is simply fantastic and if the sketch doesn’t get you going, check out the design team samples – all amazing.

FMS Final 154-001Anyway, it certainly inspired me to give it a go.  I embossed Pink Pirouette card using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Chocolate Chip card.  I cut thin strips of Chocolate Chip Designer Paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, attached them to Chocolate Chip card and then the card front.  I stamped the flower from the Bloom With Hope stamp set onto Whisper White card using Stazon Jet Black ink.

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The flowers are coloured using Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.  I stamped the greeting from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the image panel using Chocolate Chip ink.  The image panel is attached to Chocolate Chip card and then the card front using dimensionals.

046Inside I stamped and coloured the images and added a strip of Designer Series Paper and Chocolate Chip card.

047I love this card so much we are going to make it at one of my classes at Beachmere Retirement Resort.  I think this would look absolutely stunning if you used the Wisteria Wonder Blendibilites and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp and colour the flowers.

Let me know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Father’s Day and Project Life

September 22, 2014

004I shared with you a while back the card and gift I made for my Dad for Father’s Day and today I thought I would share my Project Life pages with the photos from that day.  I used the Project Life Happiness Card Collection and Accessory Pack to create my double page spread.005

I wasn’t too popular with the children because I made them have lots of photos taken, with their Dad’s, their Pop and their Great Grandfather, as you can see by the last photo on the right hand page!  Some of the children answered a questionnaire about my husband (their Pop) and the other’s handmade the card that they gave to him.  006I wanted to preserve them so I scanned them and used MDS to size them to 3″ x 4″ or 4″ x 6″, printed them and used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Dies to cut them out and add them to the page.  I created the title using the Little Letters Thinlets Dies and layered the Whisper White card over one of the Happiness Is pocket cards. 007 I stamped the chair from The Great Outdoors stamp set using Crushed Curry ink.  As you can see I keep my pages fairly simple but I think they look great and it lets the photos be the focus.

Have you tried the Stampin’ Up! Project Life line of products, if not you really should.  Because they are colour matched to our Stampin’ Up! products you can easily match the colours to our cardstock, ribbon and embellishments to create quick and easy pages.

Bye for now,

Kris

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