A Valentine using the Meant to Be stamp set and Be Mine Stitched Framelits

Hello Creative Friends!

I am back to share a lovely and simple Valentine you could give to just about anyone. In fact, it wouldn’t even have to be a Valentine. It could also be used to lift someone’s spirits or make them feel extra special.

The star of this card is the beautiful Be Mine Stitched Framelits. There are many different heart shapes and sizes in the set. I used a plain heart to cut out the pretty All My Love Designer Series paper and then I used a stitched heart to cut from the Sale-A-Bration freebie paper. This is the Foil paper in Lovely Lipstick. Isn’t it goregous? The tiny little hearts I scattered around were also cut using another die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits set. The Just for You sentiment is part of the Meant to Be Stamp set. I used a smaller heart to cut out the sentiment and as you can see it just barely fits! I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out a large background page in Soft Seafoam card stock. I added some 1/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon in Lovely Lipstick. I layered all of this on Crumb Cake cardstock.

Now is truly one of the best times to shop for the great items used to make this card. Not only do you have wonderful supplies for many occasions, but you get FREE products for every $50.00 you spend! Remember, Sale-A-Bration only lasts through March 31st and sometimes they run out of the items they are offering in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Once those are gone, they are truly gone!

Start shopping by clicking this link: https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2140275

Thanks for continuing to following my page! Be sure to enjoy your craft time as often as you can!!

~Kristal

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The New Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration is here!!

Today is the day!! You can now shop the new Occasions catalog and earn FREE products when you shop!

You can click on the Catalog picture to start shopping now. This is one of the best times to purchase Stampin’ Up! products (is there ever a bad time?) because with every $50.00 purchase you can earn FREE products! Click on the picture below to see what amazing FREE products are available.

How can you beat FREE? There are a few items you can only get when you spend $100.00 so if you have your eye on a few things this is the time to get those exclusive supplies!

If you still haven’t received a catalog and Sale-A-Bration brocure let me know and I will be sure to get one sent your way. I can wait to share all the fabulous creations I am working on with some of these wonderful new products.

Happy Shopping!!

~Kristal

Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek – Forever Lovely Stamp Set!

Are you ready for another Sneak Peek from the Occasions Catalog? Check out this beautiful new card I made with the Forever Lovely stamp set!

Not only is this card beautiful, but it was simple! This is really just stamps, ink and paper but it still really has something that catches your eye. All of the stamps I used are from one of the new stamps sets that will be available in the Occasions Catalog as of January 3, 2019. One really nice thing about this set is that it is part of the disINKtive stamp sets. Have you heard of this yet? Distinktive stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity. It is really cool as it looks like multiple layers of stamps were used, but really it is all one stamp! To stamp the Flowers I used Lovely Lipstick Ink and one stamp. Then to stamp the leaves it was another stamp using Shaded Spruce ink. You can see the variation in how the ink stamps on the paper. The disINKtive stamps really make beautiful stamping easy! All the stamps used on this card are from the same stamp set – Forever Lovely. I did also add in wink of stella around the flower outline. It does not show up well in the photo, but it is a very pretty addition!

There is another sneak peak on this card that is part of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. See that gorgeous shiny foil paper? That was FREE with my 50 dollar purchase! The color shown here is Lovely Lipstick but it comes in a pack with Grapefruit Grove as well. How can you beat beautiful and free?

I hope this gets you excited for all the wonderful new items that will soon be available. Remember, if you need a catalog let me know and I will get one sent to you!!

Happy Crafting!

~Kristal

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Merry Christmas!

Hello Creative Friends and Merry Christmas to you!

Things are slowing down at my house from the festivities earlier this morning so I thought it would be good to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I also thought it might be nice to share a simple winter card. This could be used for Christmas or for just about any occasion during the wintertime.

This card has no sentiment so it could be used for some many occasions! I started with a Thick Whisper White card base cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. I then used regular whisper white cut at 4 x 5 1/8 as a base for my patterned paper. The wood grain paper is from the Festive Farmhouse DSP. This was cut to 4 x 3 7/8. The Balmy Blue paperwas cut at 3 5/8 X 4 1/8. The Whisper White rectangle I used for stamping the trees was cut to 3 1/2 x 4. I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set using Balmy Blue ink. Then I added in Wink of Stella on the trees to make them sparkle! I used smoky slate ink and a stamp from the winter woods set to stamp the ground area the deer are standing on. The deer were stamped using the Dashing Deer stamp set in Gray Granite ink. They were cut out using the Detailed Deer Thinlits. The stamps and dies I used on this card are carrying over into the new catalog period so you can still order these now!

I added some of the Silver and White 3/8 inch Metallic Edge Ribbon and tied a not. I used dimensionals to popped up the stamped portion of the card. I finished things off by adding 3 Silver Metallic Pearls.

I hope this holiday finds you happy and healthy. I am thankful for all your who choose to follow my blog and choose me as to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Merry Christmas!!

~Kristal

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Masculine Card with the Winter Woods and Gallery Grunge Stamp Sets

Hello Creative Friends!

I have a nice masculine card to share with you today. This is actually the card I created on my Facebook live event yesterday.  I hope you will consider joining me on Monday nights at 8pm over on Facebook! I will be taking a break for the holidays for the next two Monday nights, but the lives will be back on track as of January 7th.  Check out the card I created:

This one is great for a man in your life, right?  But honestly, it could easily be for anyone who likes nature or the outdoors as well.  To make this card I started with a 4 1/4 X 11 piece of Crumb Cake card base.  I then cut Mossy Meadow card stock at 4 3/8 x 3 inches.  I used a my versamark ink pad to stamp with one of the stamps from the Gallery Grunge set. I then put white embossing powder on that and heat embossed it. I set it asside to make sure it dried well. Next, I stamped the wood log looking stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set onto Crumb Cake Paper two times. I used Early Espresso Ink for this. I fussy cut around it in a rectangle.  I then added a layer of Very Vanilla paper as a layer behind it. This was cut to about 2 7/8 x 3 1/2. Once I knew the embossing was dry I used my Corrugated Dymanic Impressions Folder to add some additional dimension to the Mossy Meadow paper.  I also stamped tone on tone color with another stamp from the Gallery Grunge stamp set onto my card base using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla paper.  The sentiment is from the Free Cake stamp set.  It was cut out using a die from the Merry Christmas Thinlits. I assembled the card layering the pieces in a diagonal design and popped up the papers with dimensionals.  The twine used is Mossy Meadow from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine set and Crumb Cake from the Nature’s Twine set. 

You can watch how I made this card by watching the live video below:

Now I also have some other news, The Clearance Rack has been updated!!  Yes, you don’t want to miss out because it is full of new items you can grab at a great price. Just click on the banner below to start shopping!

I hope you find lots of great deals on the Clearance rack!  I always appreciate that you choose me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

~Kristal