Butterfly Beauty Thinlits and Gingham Gala make spring seem not so far away!

Hello my creative friends!

I have a beautiful and springy card to share with you today. This card features the amazing Butterfly Beauty Thinlits and the super pretty Gingham Gala Designer Series paper!

There is so much good stuff in this card! First, lets talk about the gorgeous butterflies. You can probably tell there are two layers of butterflies. That is because the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits come with two very large dies that you can actually layer together to give your die cuts more detail. I used the base, or less detailed, die to cut out the image in Balmy Blue. Then I used the more detailed layer and the Gingham Gala DSP to cut out the top layer. The go together perfectly! The actual dies have 3 more butterflies attached, but I cut some of them off to use only two of the butterflies in the die. Once I had those adhered together I set it aside to do my stamping. I used the Beauty Abounds stamp set and Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake inks to add splashes of color on Whisper White card stock. The sentiment used is from one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp sets called Part of My Story. Isn’t the sentiment the greatest? It is even better knowing it is FREE!! I cut out the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The ribbon you see is actually the 1/8 Inch Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White. I made it Balmy Blue by coloring it with the Dark Balmy Blue Blends marker. You can turn your white ribbon into practically any color you need with the Blends markers!! Once I was ready to adhere my Butterflies to the card I added dimensionals to the back and also to the back of my sentiment. I finished things off by adding pearls to the butterflies and also some tiny butterflies die cuts from the thinlits in Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake. The base of the card is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4. The Balmy Blue layer on the card is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches. The Whisper White layer on the card is 3 3/4 x 5 inches.

Have you purchased any items during Sale-A-Bration yet? You better get to it so you don’t miss out on your free item, or maybe even items! Sale-A-Bration only lasts through March 31st so head over to my website to start shopping now by clicking here!!

Happy Crafting!!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Z-Fold card

Hello Creative Friends!

I have a pretty and simple card to share with you today. I chose to add no sentiment to this card but so I could use it for various occasions. It has little Valentines Day flair so I might just add a Happy Valentines Day sentiment to the inside!

To make this card I started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 size card base in Lovely Lipstick card stock. I then folded the card in half (or it could be scored at 4 1/4 and then folded). To make the front z-fold you simple fold the front flap in half backwards. If you prefer you could score the front flap at 2 1/8 longways and then fold it backwards. This gives you the the front z fold to allow you to add the panel with the stamped image. The panel was made with Soft Sea Foam cut to 3 1/4 x 4 1/2. The Whisper White with the stamped image is cut to 3 x 4-1/4 . I used the Forever Lovely stamp set for all the images on the card. This beautiful stamp set is part of the DistINKtive stamps offered by Stampin’ Up! so they are etched to show wonderful detail. I used Lovely Lipstick ink to stamp the flowers and Soft Seafoam to stamp the leaves. I used the Lovely Flowers Edgelits dies to cut out the single flower and accompanying leaves. The ribbon is part of the All My Love Ribbon pack. This includes the Lovely Lipstick ribbon I used and a skinny Flirty Flamingo ribbon. I added some of the All My Love Designer Series Paper to the front flap of my z-fold. Once I had the front panel assembled I adhered it the card adding adhesive to the left side only. That is all there is to it!

Are you busy getting cards finished for Valentines day? The stamp set and dies used to make this card would be great for this occasion! Heading to my website to grab these great items by clicking here.

~Kristal

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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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