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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Super Easy Christmas card with the Labels to Love Stamp Set!

Hi Creative Friends,

I almost forgot to share this super easy Christmas card I made!  I have just started doing Facebook Live events every Monday night at 8pm central and this is the card I created last Monday.  I hope you will consider joining me each Monday to get new tips and ideas for getting creative! Here is the card I made:

You could make this card in a jiffy!  I used the Labels to Love stamp set for the sentiment. This was punched out with the Everyday Label punch and then layered onto one of the Stitched Shapes Framelit circles.  The pretty plain paper is from the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  The embellishments include the 1/2 inch Black Satin Ribbon, the 5/8 inch Striped Burlap Ribbon, The Chicken Wire Elements and the Metallic Pearls.

If you want to find out more about how I made the card here is the replay for you! (I had some technical difficulties in the beginning….hopefully this will get better!)

I hope you will consider joining me for tomorrow’s Live event!  You can find me on my Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/thepapercrafttree/?eid=ARC0ZJ0V_rfKAx719ypMy-n4orNlaAS0WF7-FDINrhkfBnfB03ubt4UQCyb26wDxA5-7oq5KiAuREfA1

I will be back soon to share more great creative ideas!

~Kristal

Last Few Days to Order the SnowFlake Showcase Products!

Hi Creative Friends,

I wanted to be sure to remind you that you don’t have much time left to order the Snowflake Showcase products!  These products are only available through November 30th and then they will be gone.  Here is a recent card I made with many items from the Showcase:

I decided to use Balmy Blue, Whisper White and Silver for this card.  The sentiment is part of the Alpine Adventures Stamp Set. I wanted to make it a focal point so I added a Snowflake die cut from the Snowfall Thinlits and a Layer of Silver foil cut out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. To give the sentiment even more POW I used the stamp from the Snow is Glistening stamp set and stamped all around it in a square.  I used versamark to do the stamping and heat embossed in in silver. I layered that on Balmy Blue card stock.  For the card base and layers I decided to emboss Whisper White paper with the Tufted Embossing folder. I finished things off by doing a fun tri-fold with with the 3/8 inch Metallic Edge Silver Ribbon.

Don’t miss out on some of the best Snowflake designs I have seen from Stampin’ Up! Here is more info about the products:

Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set  Item# 149744  Price $17.00

Snow is Glistening Stamp Set       Item # 149742 Price $21.00

SnowFlake Trinkets                       Item # 149620  Price  $8.00

Snowfall Thinlits                        Item # 149692  Price  $39.00

Click on any of the product pictures above and it will take you straight to my website so you can order these before they are gone!

Don’t forget! If you order at least $50.00  worth of product and use host code EHSZT4Q6 when ordering, you will receive the Basic Adhesive Back Sequins FREE as my gift to you!  This offer is also good through November 30th, 2018. The free gift would be shipped to you in December. 

Happy Shopping!

~Kristal

Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Showcase

Hello my creative friends!

Today I must share some awesome news with you!  Stampin’ Up! is offering a beautiful suite available to you for only one month!  It is the Snowflake Showcase and is truly some of the best snowflake designs I have ever seen!  Let me start by sharing the card I made with these great new items!

Isn’t this pretty!?!? Check out all the wonderful items that are part of the Snowflake Showcase below:

There are two beautiful stamp sets to choose from and both of them coordinate with the dies.  The first stamp set is called Happiness Surrounds. Here is what it looks like:

If you want to order this one the item number is 149744 and the cost of the stamp set cost is $17.00.  It is a photopolymer set.

The other stamp set is called Snow is Glistening. Here is what that one looks like:

The item number for this one is 149742. The cost of the set is  $21.00 and is a photopolymer set.

The other wonderful items in the showcase are the beautiful Snowfall Thinlits – item number 149692 (cost is $39.00), The Snowflake Trinkets – item number 149620 (cost is $8.00) and the White Velveteen paper (yes it is really velvet!) – item number 149619 (cost is $5.00)

So lets talk about how I made the card!!

I started with the pretty Shimmery White Card stock as my card base.  This was cut at 11 x 4 1/4.  The DSP I used is part of the All is Bright Designer Series paper.  It looked like such a soothing background to go with snowflakes! I cut the DSP at 3 3/4 x 5 so some of the white shimmer paper would show on the edge around the DSP.  I then used this rich velveteen paper to cut out the snowflakes with the Snowfall Thinlits.  It is so awesome to add that additional texture to the card! I guarantee individual’s who receive a card with this paper on it will love the added touch on the card.   I then used a sentiment from the Snow is Glistening set and Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment.  This was heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder and layered with a Silver Foil paper.  I used the Silver 3/8 inch Metallic Edge ribbon and added the string of snowflakes so it appears to wrap around the ribbon a bit.  I finished things off with the gorgeous Snowflake trinkets and some rhinestones.

I can’t wait to make many more beautiful cards with this suite!!  Remember this is a TIME LIMITED stamp set and will no longer be available after November 30th.  I recommend you grab it now in case they sell out! Click on the brochure below to order the products from my online shop!

If you need any help ordering, just let me know. I will be happy to help!

Come back soon for my fun items I will be sharing.

Happy Crafting!

~Kristal

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Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

The big day is here so of course I have to share one last Halloween card for the season.  I have once again used the Trick or Tweet stamp set (because it has so many cute stamps!).

I created this card for my best friend. She loves Elephants and she loves Halloween just as much as me.  After 37 years of friendship I am still batty for her so it is the perfect card to give her!

I made this card using a 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic Black card base.  I then cut the bat paper from the Toil & Trouble DSP to 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  I also cut another layer of Smoky Slate paper to put behind the bat paper.I thought should help to make the DSP pop on the card. This layer is just 1/8 inch larger around than the DSP.  I stamped my cute elephant using Black Memento ink and then used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut him out.  I added a Basic Black layer with the same framelits. I used my Light Basic Black  and Light Smoky Slate Blends markers to color in the elephant. I stamped the Batty for You Sentiment in memento ink  and used my Classic Label punch to punch it out.  I didn’t want the sentiment to blend into the paper so I cut out circles with my Layering Circles Framelits.  I even used the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture to the circle behind the sentiment.  To finish things off I added a bow using the 3/8 Inch Glittered Organdy Ribbon and some Black Metallic Sequins.

I hope you are getting to enjoy this spooky Halloween and get to see many cute little kids enjoying their trick or treating.  I don’t have many trick or treater’s come to my house, so I will likely be enjoying a spooky movie with my husband this evening.

Come back soon as I will be busy making many more Christmas Cards now that it is time to move on to the next holiday!

~Kristal

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