Hello Cupcake card and more exciting Sale-A-Bration News!

Hi Creative Friends,

I have a cute card made with one of the Sale-A-Bration sets AND one of the brand new Sale-A-Bration Coordination items too! If you ever wished you had a matching set of Thinlits, Framelits or punch to go with those Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, your wish has come true! Check out the card I made with the Hello Cupcake stamp set and coordinating Call Me Cupcake Framelit dies!

With the new Call Me Cupcake Framelits I was able to cut out the images from the Hello Cupcake stamp set with ease! You can get these coordinating items from now until March 31st so don’t wait because they could go fast! Here is a brochure highlight all the coordinating items available:

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To make the card I started with a Powder Pink card base cut to 4 1/4 X 11 inches and scored at 5 1/2 inches. I cut a piece of Melon Mambo to 3 5/8 X 4 7/8 and a piece of Whisper White to 3 1/2 X 4 3/4. I then used the sprinkle stamp from the stamp set with Powder Pink ink to stamp all over the Whisper White card stock and make my own designer series paper. Next, I used Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink inks to stamp the cupcake icing. They were cut out with the Call Me Cupcake Framelits. I used Gray Granite to stamp the Cupcake holder. I used Melon Mambo to stamp the two sentiments on Whisper White card stock. I used the Triple Banner Punch to cut the sentiment into banners. To make the cupcake stand I first cut out the base of the stand by using Smoky Slate paper and adding a thick layer of Clear Wink of Stella over it. Then I used Window Sheets to stamp the cupcake stand cover. I wanted to be able to stick this down on my paper without it showing so I used the same framelit to cut out just the knob part with Smoky Slate paper. I then add Wink of Stella to that so it would match the base. I put the cupcake holder and cupcake together with a mix of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and glue dots to adhere it to my stamped, Whisper White paper. I then added a pretty bow using the Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love ribbon pack and finished things off with Pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan pearls pack.

Isn’t it great that Stampin’ Up! added Framelits and punches to match the Sale-A-Bration stamp set? Head over to my website to grab them before they sell out by clicking here.

Come back soon for more inspiration!!

~Kristal

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Geared Up Garage Masculine Card

Hi Creative Friends!

I am back to share a fun Masculine card that I made for my Husband’s birthday back in January. He is a car guy, so the Geared Up Stamp Set and the Garage Gears Thinlits was the perfect set use for his card!

I started this card by stamping the car image in Basic Gray. I then used Smoky Slate Blends markers to color in the car. I used the Garage Gears Thinlits to cut out the car. I grabbed some of the Classic Garage Designer Series paper to cut what looks a bit like a blacktop road. This paper was also used for the red background. I then took my 1 inch circle punch and my 1 1/4 inch circle punch and cut out many different wheels from another sheet of the Classic Garage DSP. I randomly added the wheels to the red background. I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White paper and used my Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out. I then added the Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon and popped up the sentiment with dimensionals. I finished off the card by layering it on Whisper White and a card base of Smoky Slate.

If you want to shop for these great new products head over to my website by clicking here!

I hope this gives you some creative ideas!! Check back soon for more creative inspiration!!

~Kristal

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Half Way Through Sale-A-Bration!

We are halfway through Sale-A-Bration, but there is still time to get free goodies! In fact, there is even more to choose from!! Stampin’ Up! has released some new items you can choose from when you purchase in $50.00 or $100.00 increments.

Sale-A-Bration has been so popular that some of the items from the first release are no longer available. Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to choose your favorite free items by putting in your order today! Check out the new items to choose from below!

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You can head over to my website and start shopping today by clicking here. Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st and you never know what else might be gone before you know it!!

Happy Shopping!

~Kristal

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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