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February 23, 2017
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Isn’t it exciting when Stampin’ Up! offers us something for nothing.  Sale-a-bration is the best time of the year.  All those free goodies we can get just by buying things we need!  I thought I would show you something quick and easy I made using the Reverse Words stamp set.  I really loved the layout at Global Design Project last week but didn’t get around to making a card, so I used the sketch to create my card today.

I embossed Whisper White card using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  019I cut a “v” in the end of a piece of the Carried Away Designer Series paper which is also in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, and attached it to the card front.  I stamped “hooray” from the Reverse Words stamp set onto Whisper White card using Watermelon Wonder ink and cut it out.  I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals. 020 Isn’t the watercolour effect that this stamp gives just sensational.  So on trend and so easy to achieve because Stampin’ Up! has done all the hard work for us.

To decorate the inside of the card I attached a narrow strip of Night of Navy card behind one long edge of a piece of the Carried Away Designer Series paper.  The piece is attached to the bottom of Whisper White card.

Such a simple card to make but I think it packs a lot of
wow for so little effort.  You could literally make this card in minutes.  A quick idea to have when you need a card in a hurry.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Special Reason to Glitter

February 22, 2017
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By now you have probably already seen the three new products which have been added to the items you can select for free during Sale-A-Bration.  Gorgeous aren’t they?  I love how the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack comes in 6″ x6″ sheets with three colours in the pack – Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum.

Here is my first creation using the Glimmer Paper.  I attached a narrow strip of the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card and attached it to scored and folded Bermuda Bay card. To create the focal image panel, I cut the large and the small flowers from Whisper White card using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.002  I stamped the greeting from the Wetlands stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White care using Bermuda Bay ink.   I cut the Berumuda Bay Glimmer Paper using the outline die for the large and small flowers from the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies and attached them behind the flower cut outs in the Whisper White card. 003 I attached the whole floral panel to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I cut the small flower from the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.  I cut the outline for the small flower from Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper and attached it behind the flower cut out.

Isn’t this paper just a gorgeous WOW?  I love how simple it was to create a really special card.  So don’t forget to place your qualifying order to get your hands on this fabulous Glimmer Paper Pack.

Bye for now,

Kris

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New Product and its Free

February 21, 2017

sab_2017_2nd-release_sp-2-1When Stampin’ Up! released the Sale-A-Bration catalogue it had a note on the inside cover about watching for another set of limited time items coming on the 21st February.  Well you can now get your hands on these amazing new products starting today.  How great is that, even more choice.  Although some of my customers are having a hard time deciding just which items they want from this amazing catalogue.  If you check out the photo, the card on the top right hand side shows off the gorgeous new Glimmer Paper collection in three colours, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay.  The card on the left shows off the fabulous new stamp set Reverse Words and the one on the lower right shows off the Make a Medallion stamp set.  So two new stamp sets and Glimmer Paper to add to the already fabulous products available.

Bet you are all super excited now to place an order so that you can select one or two of these great products.  Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st March.

Bye for now,

Kris

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Challenge Challenge 89

February 20, 2017
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This weeks sketch challenge at Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild is super inspiring.  So inspiring I actually made three cards using the sketch.  The card I am sharing today uses a stamp set I haven’t had out in a while – No Bones About it.  I stamped the solid image of the Dinosaur onto Whisper White card using Marina Mist ink and stamped the bone image over the top using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the vine images from the No Bones About It stamp set in the top right hand corner using Wild Wasabi ink.  I did stamp a couple of images without re-inking to create a little depth.  I stamped the dotted image, from the same stamp set, below the dinosaur using Early Espresso ink.  I wrapped the Whisper White card with Linen Thread and tied a knot.  011I stamped a row of footprints, you guessed it, from the No Bones About It stamp set below the Linen Thread using Early Espresso ink.  I attached the stamped panel to Marina Mist card which I embossed using the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White A4 card.  012I stamped the greeting from the No Bones About It stamp set onto Whisper White card and cut it out using a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The image is attached to a Night of Navy scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies before being attached to the card front using dimensionals.  Inside the card I stamped another dinosaur image using the Marina Mist and Night of Navy inks.  I also added some footprints using Early Espresso ink.

It’s kind of fun to pull out stamps you haven’t played with in a while, don’t you think?  Anyway, I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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An Urban Twist

February 18, 2017
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Remember this card I created because my upline Stephanie challenged us to use colours other than those in the associated product suite.  Well, I decided to re-create that card using the Urban District stamp set and co-ordinating products.  This time I added six rows of the Urban Underground Washi Tape across Very Vanilla card before attaching to scored and folded Basic Gray card.  012I cut two pieces of the Urban District Specialty Designer Series paper using the hexagon die from the Build it Framelits Dies and attached them to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Urban District stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Delightful Dijon ink and cut it out using the hexagon framelit die.  The greeting is also attached to the card front using dimensionals.

013Inside the card I added one row each of the Urban Underground Washi Tape to the bottom of Very Vanilla card.

So, what do you think?  I am pretty sure that I like this card better than the previous one, but it might just be that I think it works well together.  The reason I guess is that co-ordinated products are put together by Stampin’ Up! to give, well, let’s face it, a co-ordinated feel, to our creations.

Which one do you prefer?  I’d love you to leave me a comment and let me know.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Welcome Shirley

February 17, 2017
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My friend and former downline has re-signed to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Woohoo.  She is a great friend and has been missed by my other team members over the past couple of years.  Now she is back we look forward to seeing more of her wonderful work.  I will let you know when she restarts her blog.

Anyway, I thought that I would make her a card to welcome her back to the team.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Seaside Embossing Folder and attached to the scored and folded Bermuda Bay card.  I broke out my Tie Dyed stamp set for its first official use.  The background that I used is sort of a two step. card-for-shirley-2 You can stamp one image in one colour and then the second image in another colour to give it some more dimension.  So I stamped one image with Pool Party ink and the second image with Bermuda Bay ink.  I trimmed the image down slightly and attached it to Bermuda Bay card and then the card front using dimensionalscard-for-shirley-3 I cut the t-shirt from Whisper White card using the T-Shirt Builder Framelit Dies and stamped the greeting from the Designer Tee stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink.  This stamp set is one of the free stamp set you can earn from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  It says “when in doubt: Stamp” perfect for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.   I stamped the saying use Bermuda Bay ink and then attached the T-shirt to the card front.  To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the “hooray” from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.

I am so glad to welcome Shirley back as a demonstrator, and, you know what, she got a great deal because she signed up during Sale-A-Bration.  She could order her own personalised starter kit with $235.00 worth of product for $169.00 and as a Sale-A-Bration bonus she could add two extra stamps sets of any value to her order for FREE.  How amazing is that.  If you have ever thought about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, now is the time to sign up.  If you need more information then please contact me.

What do you think, isn’t it cute?   I am going to have to spend some more time with this set.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Hats Off

February 16, 2017
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I loved the sketch last weekend from Stampin’ Gals Gone wild and couldn’t get it out of my head, so I created this card which has a much more masculine feel.

I embossed Tempting Turquoise card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I attached a narrow strip of card behind the diagonal edge of the Basic Black Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. 002 I stamped the “hats” from the Guy Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (I think I am addicted to these framelits but who can blame me they are so gorgeous).  I attached the image to a Basic Black scalloped oval cut using one of the Layering Oval Framelits Dies (can’t have the Stitched Shapes Framelits without the Layering Framelits to match!). 003 The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

I kept it simple inside the card by attaching a strip of Basic Black card behind a narrow piece of Tempting Turquoise card which I embossed, once more using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

At first I wasn’t sure that the colours in this card worked, but the longer it sits on my desk the more I like it.  So much so, that this one will be part of my class this week at Beachmere.

I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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