Catherine & Cathy July Tags Challenge – Color Blocking

I will admit, making tags is not something I seem to have great skill in completing.  It is funny really because how hard can it be to make a tag, right? But for some reason I just stare at my paper wondering what in the world I will come up with… except this time!  For some reason I had an idea pop into my head the minute I saw the  July Tags Challenge theme at Catherine & Cathy Create!  I just grabbed a piece of scrap paper nearby and went with it. That is probably how I need to think about it from now on. You can’t force creativity! With that said, here is my creation:


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A simple tag ready to be attached to a yummy treat or small gift.

Now I am off to see what else I can create….well after I get done with my workday anyway. 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

~ Kristal

Supplies Used (All Stampin’ Up products)

  • Ink: Lost Lagoon
  • Paper: Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Moonlight DSP paperstack
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Punch, Circle Die and various circle punches
  • Stamp set: A Happy Hooray
  • Embellishments: Lost Lagoon 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon



Stampin’ Up Weekly deals July 22- 28 2014

I am a day late, but here are the weekly deals that came out yesterday:

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Looks like some fun kits are available for a great price so don’t miss it! Just click on the picture to purchase the items you want!

~ Kristal

Freshly Made Sketches # 145 – Fun Feathers

I just remembered I made a card at the end of last week for Freshly Made Sketches and forgot to submit it!  I have just enough time to get it posted for sketch #145!  I got to use a new stamp set I think I am going to love – A Happy Hooray.  Check it out:

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Aren’t those feathers fun!? To make them I simply trimmed the edges with the awesome fringe scissor available from Stampin’ Up. What a difference the fringe look makes!  If you don’t have a pair you should really get some because these scissors are very versatile. You can make borders, grass, and poofy flowers with tissue paper!

Hope everyone has a happy Monday!!


Supplies used (all Stampin’ Up! Products)

  • Inks: Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss
  • Paper: Park Lane DSP, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and Old Olive
  • Stamps: A Happy Hooray and Big News
  • Tools: Fringe Scissors,Zig Zag embossing folder Paper Snips and Paper Trimmer
  • Embellishments:  Linen Thread and Basic Metal Buttons

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals for 7-15-14 through 7-21-14

The Stampin’ Up weekly deals updated yesterday and there are some fun punches this week!  Check out what’s available and don’t miss out on the deals!

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Click on any of the photos to purchase the item you want. Happy Shopping!!

~ Kristal

Nature and a Work of Art

Hi there,

I decided to try one more of the challenges at Catherine & Cathy Create as their card challenge this month is This Beautiful Earth.  I wanted to find a way to mix my Work of Art stamp set with something from nature so I decided to try the Petite Petals stamp set and came up with this:

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This card was super fast and easy to make! I truly love these colors together. So rich and luxurious.

Have a great day and be sure to find time to create something today!

~ Kristal

Supplies used (all Stampin’ Up products)

Stamp Sets: Work of Art, Petite Petals and Just Sayin’
Inks: Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey
Paper: Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss
Tools: Petite Petals punch, Word Bubbles Die and a paper trimmer
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels