Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love Be Mine

Hi Stamping Friends!!!

Today I have the fourth and final card from my Bloomin' Love Online Stamp Class. If you like what you see, you should join my February Online Stamp Class featuring the Starburst Sayings Bundle. Details on how to join will be at the bottom of this post.

As much as I LOVE how the Love Blossoms DSP, the Bloomin' Love stamp set and Bloomin' Heart Thinlits all coordinate together, I wanted to try and design a slightly more "manly" card. Plus, I can never let a Valentine's Day pass by without creating a card using my family's "signature colors".

My dad has been a truck driver for over 40 years. My two brothers have followed in his footsteps. Every truck they have ever driven has been painted with the exact same color scheme... Red and black.




So this card is dedicated to the three of them.



Stamps: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Red Foil (from the Holiday Catalog)
Accessories: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Happy Heart EF, Large Numbers Framelits (banner), Black Satin Ribbon (retired)

Card kit includes:



1 - Basic Black card base
1 - Real Red card front
1 - Basic Black embossed card front
1 - Red Foil Bloomin' Heart cutout
1 - Real Red piece for stamping
1 - Basic Black satin ribbon
5 - Pearl jewels

Instructions:

Attach the Basic Black embossed card front onto the Real Red card front using Fast Fuse adhesive.
Attach the Real Red card front onto the Basic Black card base.
Attach the Red Foil Bloomin Heart to the Basic Black embossed card front using Dimensionals.
Add the Pearl jewels to the red foil heart.
Stamp the banner onto the Real Red piece.
Stamp the Be Mine sentiment onto the banner.
Cut out with scissors or use the banner Framelit from the Large Numbers Framelit set.
Attach the banner to the card front using Dimensionals.
Tie the black satin ribbon around the top of the card.

I wanted to create a card that would properly represent my family's "signature colors"... Simple, elegant, and classy with a touch of "manliness". I think I accomplished that. It's perfect to give to that special guy in your life. :)

Some of you have asked me if you should buy the Die Brush featured on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog. My answer is simple... YES!!!


It was so easy to remove all the teeny, tiny intricate pieces from all the Bloomin' Hearts I cut out for my card kits. It would have taken me For. Ev. Er. without it. The Die Brush is super simple to use. You just lay your cut out cardstock on the soft, spongy foam pad and gently roll the brush over the top. I say gently because with a die this delicate, you could accidentally tear your paper if you apply too much pressure. After rolling across a few times, the little pieces are loosened and easily fall out. Best 11 bucks I've spent in a long time!!

This may be the end of the Bloomin' Love Online Card Class, but it is just the beginning of my Starburst Sayings class!!!

 hope you are enjoying my Bloomin' Love Online Stamp Class. Today I'm excited to announce my February online class!!


Joining is easy.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Sunburst Sayings Bundle #140807 on page 25 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code W3WDMJFJ before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

Easy! Peasy!

And if you add just another $10.25 to your order, you can choose any item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for absolutely FREE!! 

Here is a list of my upcoming Online Stamp Classes:
March - Playful Pals page 44
April - A Nice Cuppa page 34
May - Botanical Blooms page 26

I hope you are having a lovely week.
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love It's In The Air

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Are you ready for another Bloomin' Love card? Well ready or not I have one for you!



Stamps: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Love Blossoms DSP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Wooden Heart (Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit), Stamping Sponges

Card kit includes:


1 - Crumb Cake card base
1 - Whisper White card front
3 - Love Blossoms DSP banners of varying sizes
1 - Whisper White circle
4 - Rhinestone jewels
1 - Wooden heart
1 - Blushing Bride cotton ribbon

Instructions:

Stamp the "it's in the air" sentiment on the bottom right corner of the Whisper White card front using Rose Red ink. (Do this step first, BEFORE attaching the card front to the card base in case you mess up and want to stamp again on the other side.)
Attach the Whisper White card front to the Crumb Cake card base using Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
Layer and attach the three Love Blossoms banners to the Whisper White card front using SNAIL or Fast Fuse. I slightly "curled" the bottom of my banners using my bone folder so that my banners would not lay too flat.
Ink up the heart stamp using Blushing Bride ink. Using a stamping sponge, add a little bit of Rose Red ink to parts of the stamp. "Huff" (breathe slightly) on your stamp before stamping onto the Whisper White circle.
Attach the Whisper White circle to the card front using Dimensionals.
Add Rhinestone jewels to the stamped heart image.
Place the wooden heart onto the card front using Glue Dots.
Tie the Blushing Bride cotton ribbon to the top of the card.

With a different sentiment, this card could be used for a variety of occasions. Birthday. Just because. Bridal Shower. Thinking of You. Welcome Baby. Really, it's up to your imagination!!

I finally bought myself some new stamping sponges. It's been well over five years since I purchased my first ones and they are starting to wear out. Especially the ones I use often. I decided to cut my sponges in eighths. I like them a little smaller. They are easier for me to get into tiny nooks and crannies with.


After cutting them to size, I punch out a Decorative Label in the same color as the ink I plan on using for that particular sponge. In this case, it is Rose Red. Then I fold it in half and staple it to the sponge. It acts as a handle and a reminder of what color ink is on the sponge. 

Stamping Sponges #101610 are on page 163 of the regular catalog. They come three in a pack for only $3.50. Such a great bargain!! Make sure you add them to your next order.


I hope you are enjoying my Bloomin' Love Online Stamp Class. Today I'm excited to announce my February online class!!


Joining is easy.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Sunburst Sayings Bundle #140807 on page 25 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code W3WDMJFJ before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

See! I told you it was easy!!

And if you add just another $10.25 to your order, you can choose any item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for absolutely FREE!! 

Upcoming Online Classes:
March - Playful Pals page 44
April - A Nice Cuppa page 34
May - Botanical Blooms page 26

I wish I could offer a class for everything in the Occasions Catalog because I LOVE IT ALL!! But there are only so many hours in a day. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Now go STAMP something!!!
Krystal

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stampin' Up Bloomin' Love Friend

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have the second card from my Bloomin' Love Bundle Online Stamp Class. Even though this is technically a Valentine set, it can used for many other occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and even birthdays. Today's card could easily be used as a birthday card.





Stamps: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Love Blossoms DSP
Accessories: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Lovely Lace EF, Word Window Punch, Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Sequins (from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit)

Pssst... I decided to change the embossing folder after creating this card, so the one you get in your get is different. :)

Card kit contains:


1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Rose Red card front
1 - Whisper White embossed card front
(FYI... I changed the embossing folder for this kit. I wanted to make this card look less "valentine-y" and more "birthday-ish".)
1 - Garden Green Bloomin' Heart cut out
2 - Blushing Bride large flowers
3 - Rose Red small flowers
1 - Love Blossoms DSP strip
1 - Whisper White word window punch
1 - Blushing Bride cotton ribbon piece
10ish - Love Blossoms sequins (I didn't count very accurately. I'm sure you all got more than 10. I only used 9.)

Instructions:

Attach the embossed Whisper White piece to the Rose Red card front. I used Fast Fuse adhesive.
Attach the Rose Red card front onto the Whisper White card base.
Attach the Love Blossoms strip of paper to the left side of the Whisper White embossed card front. Again, I used Fast Fuse.
Attach the Garden Green Bloomin' Heart to the embossed card front. I used Liquid Glue.
Attach sequins to the centers of the flowers using Glue Dots.
Add flowers to the Bloomin' Heart using Dimensionals cut to size. I slightly bent the petals of my flowers up so they would not look so flat.
Stamp the Friend sentiment onto the Whisper White word window punch using Rose Red ink. Attach to bottom right corner using Dimensionals.
Add more sequins to the Bloomin' Heart using Glue Dots.
Tie the Blushing Bride ribbon to the left side of the card.

Die Cutting Tip:


If you need to die-cut more than one item, place all the dies on your Precision Base Plate cutting surface at the same time and roll through your Big Shot all at once. This will save you a TON of time!!

Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for my Rose Wonder Tulare County Class!!!


Anyone who wants to drive to Tulare County is invited. :)

Here are the details...
1. Visit my website: Krystal's Cards and purchase the Rose Wonder Bundle #140804 on page 18 of the Occasions catalog.
2. Use Hostess Code: 4ADHTD6K when checking out.
3. Come to Tulare Community Church on Sunday, February 14th at 1:00pm. Bring your Rose Wonder bundle and adhesive with you.
4. Make pretty cards and things with me and all your stamping friends!!!

So easy!! And remember... Right now when you purchase $50 in Stampin' Up! products you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration set!!

Also, I will have the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set available for you to use if you want to purchase the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit #140587 on page 33 of the Occasions Catalog. This won't be an actual "class" but you can use my stamps and ink to stamp the necessary items and then complete the project at home when you have more time.

If you have any questions, please be sure to email me: krystalscards (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

Hey stamping friends!! I need your opinions please!! I can't decide on what stamp set to use for my February class and I need to announce it this week!!

Party Wishes Bundle on page 4












Number of Years Bundle on page 10












Balloon Celebration Bundle on page 13

Sunburst Saying Bundle on page 25

I just can't decide!!! I have all of my others classes figured out. February is the only month where I just can't seem to be able to pick a set. I just love them all!!! So email me. Text me. Leave a comment. Go to my FB page and message me. Just let me know what class you want for February!! I will be announcing it tomorrow. So help a girl out!!

I hope you are enjoying the cards so far. Only two more to go!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love My Valentine

Hi Stampin' Friends!!!

I sent out my Bloomin' Love card kits for my Online Card Class participants on Saturday so I'm hoping they receive them this week and can start creating!! The Bloomin' Love Bundle caught my eye right away in the Occasions Catalog. I simply adore the lacy heart die in the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit collection. I also love everything about the Love Blossoms DSP Paper Stack. The colors. The patterns. It's all just bloomin' beautiful!!

Here is my first card...



Stamps: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Love Blossoms DSP, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, Pearl Trim (from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit)

Here is what the kit contains:


1 - Rose Red card base
1 - Whisper White card front
2 - Love Blossoms DSP pieces (patterns may vary from the original)
1 - Blushing Bride Glimmer scallop circle
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Whisper White strip
1 - Blushing Bride sequin trim piece
1 - Pearl Trim strand
1 - Blushing Bride Glimmer small heart

Instructions:

Attach the two Love Blossoms DSP pieces to the Whisper White card front. The smaller piece of DSP should go on the bottom. Feel free to use any pattern of the paper you prefer.
Attach the Whisper White card front onto the Rose Red card base.
Attach the length of Blushing Bride sequin trim to the DSP where the two pieces of paper meet. I used Fast Fuse adhesive to attach my trim.
Stamp the My Valentine sentiment onto the Whisper White circle using Rose Red ink.
Stamp the Love You sentiment onto the Whisper White strip using Rose Red ink. Clip the edge of the strip into a "V" shape using a scissors.
Attach the My Valentine circle onto the Blushing Bride Glimmer scallop circle using Dimensionals.
Bend the strand of pearl trim in half and attach to the under side of the scallop circle using Glue Dots.
Attach the completed scallop circle to the card front using Dimensionals.
Tuck the Love You sentiment under the scallop circle. Trim if necessary. Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
Attach the small glimmer heart to the card front using Dimesnionals.

Now your first Valentine is ready to mail!!!

I just love the colors of this card. So soft and delicate. Of course it is very girly. I do have one "manly" valentine that I created for this class, and it definitely does not use any Rose Red or Blushing Bride. :)

Hey stamping friends!! I need your opinions please!! I can't decide on what stamp set to use for my February class and I need to announce it this week!!

Party Wishes Bundle on page 4












Number of Years Bundle on page 10












Balloon Celebration Bundle on page 13

Sunburst Saying Bundle on page 25

I just can't decide!!! I have all of my others classes figured out. February is the only month where I just can't seem to be able to pick a set. I just love them all!!! So email me. Text me. Leave a comment. Go to my FB page and message me. Just let me know what class you want for February!! I will be announcing it ASAP.

And don't forget...

Only a couple of days left to join my Tulare County Class featuring the Rose Wonder Bundle.



Anyone who wants to drive to Tulare County is invited. :)

Here are the details...
1. Visit my website: Krystal's Cards and purchase the Rose Wonder Bundle #140804 on page 18 of the Occasions catalog.
2. Use Hostess Code: 4ADHTD6K when checking out.
3. Come to Tulare Community Church on Sunday, February 14th at 1:00pm and bring your bundle and adhesive with you.
4. Make pretty cards and things with me and all your stamping friends!!!

So easy!! And remember... Right now when you purchase $50 in Stampin' Up! products you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration set!!

Also, I will have the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set available for you to use if you want to purchase the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit #140587 on page 33 of the Occasions Catalog. This won't be an actual "class" but you can use my stamps and ink to stamp the necessary items and then complete the project at home when you have more time.

If you have any questions, please be sure to email me: krystalscards (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

Thanks for stopping by!
Come again tomorrow and see my Bloomin' Love card #2.
Now go STAMP SOMETHING!!
Krystal

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Tulare County Class

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Long time no blog!! Sorry I've been MIA. After getting my new job as an Instructional Assistant, I've decided to go back to school and get my Master's degree and teaching credential in Special Education. So I've been busy checking out schools and applying. I really want to be a high school teacher. Who knew?! 

I decided to apply to Azusa Pacific University because they have a two year program to get both degree and credential. They also have a campus in San Diego so I don't have to do it online, which I have a feeling I would be terrible at. I've got lots of forms and transcripts and essays to work on so my stamping has not been a priority at the moment.

And even though I will probably be super, crazy with work and school for the next two years, rest assured that I am NOT giving up Stampin' Up! I love it too much. It is my most favorite hobby and dare I say it, my therapy. ;)

I do hope to continue my monthly Online Classes, but expect to see much less blogging from me. Any writing I will be doing will most likely be school related. :)

But before all the craziness begins, I will be hosting a Tulare County class on Sunday, February 14th at 1pm at Tulare Community Church.



Anyone who wants to drive to Tulare County is invited. :)

Here are the details...
1. Visit my website: Krystal's Cards and purchase the Rose Wonder Bundle #140804 on page 18 of the Occasions catalog.
2. Use Hostess Code: 4ADHTD6K when checking out.
3. Come to Tulare Community Church on Sunday, February 14th at 1:00pm and bring your bundle and adhesive with you.
4. Make pretty cards and things with me and all your stamping friends!!!

So easy!! And remember... Right now when you purchase $50 in Stampin' Up! products you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration set!!

Also, I will have the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set available for you to use if you want to purchase the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit #140587 on page 33 of the Occasions Catalog. This won't be an actual "class" but you can use my stamps and ink to stamp the necessary items and then complete the project at home when you have more time.

If you have any questions, please be sure to email me: krystalscards (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

Thanks so much for your patience as I start this new journey.
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love Online Stamp Class

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!! I had a wonderful time visiting family and friends, but mostly having NO SCHEDULE!! :) 

Today is a big day. Not only is it my first day back to work after Christmas break, but it is also the first day you can order from the 2016 Occasions Catalog and get FREE STUFF from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!!!!




Stamps: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Happy Heart EF, Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits, Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon

My first Online Class of 2016 will be featuring the Bloomin' Love Bundle.


Here are the details...

Go to my Stampin' Up! website: Krystal's Cards
Order the Bloomin' Love Bundle on page 16 of the Occasions Catalog: #140818
Before checkout be sure to use Hostess Code: GKVMUWQM
Place your order by: January 22, 2016
Wait patiently and I will mail you a FREE card kit with 4 unique cards using the Bloomin' Love stamp set and the coordinating Bloomin' Heart Thinlits.

It's that easy!!

I've planned out the next few months of classes so you can spread out your Stampin' Up! spending and take advantage of the awesome Sale-A-Bration rewards!!

Here is my tentative Online Class schedule...
January: Bloomin' Love Bundle on page 16
February: Party Wishes Bundle on page 4
March: Playful Pals Bundle on page 44
April: A Nice Cuppa Bundle on page 34
May: Botanical Blooms Bundle on page 26

I've set up individual Pinterest boards for all of these stamp sets so be sure to go visit them. My Pinterest name is krystalscards

I'm also planning a Tulare County class for Sunday, February 14. I will be doing a class using the Rose Wonder Bundle on page 18. I'm also thinking of adding the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit to the days festivities. The Hostess Code for this class is: 4ADHTD6K. More details will be coming in a future blog post.

I'm super excited about the Occasions Catalog and of course who doesn't love FREE stuff during Sale-A-Bration?!!

I hope you have a great week and if you have any questions please email me.

Happy Stampin!!
Krystal

Friday, January 1, 2016

Sale-A-Bration 2016 Blog Hop with the Stampin' Addicts

Hey Stampin' Friends!!



I'm super excited to be a part of another Uh-Mazing Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop!! If you just came from Mickey's Paper Conversation blog then WELCOME!!!. If you just joined us we are thrilled you are here. I know you are going to see some fabulous stamping because the girls of SA never disappoint!!

Today we are sharing lots of fun products from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Catalog. The best thing about all of these products is that they are absolutely FREE with ever $50 purchase.

Today I will be sharing the What I Love stamp set found on page 7 of the SAB catalog.



Stamps: What I Love, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Versamark, White
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Vellum
Accessories: Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, White EP, White Baker's Twine, Pearl Jewels, Bird Builder Punch
Technique: Heat Embossing



Stamps: What I Love
Ink: Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Old Olive
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB), Gold Glimmer
Accessories: 2 1/2" and 2" Circle Punches, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Gold Ribbon



Stamps: What I Love
Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB), Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Washi Label Punch, Note Tag Punch, 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Tiny Treat Box, Blackberry Bliss Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Flower Punch

This is such a pretty and easy to use two-step stamp set. I hope you can add it to your collection. It is only available until March 31st so don't wait too long!!

There are so many more fabulous products available in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Make sure you continue along the hop and see them all. The next blog is Lily's Ink Pad where she is featuring the Project Life Card Collection available during SAB.


 


If you missed the wonderful work of Mickey using the stamp set Botanicals For You, you can always go back and see her beautiful stuff at Paper Conversation.     


Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you will visit again soon.
Enjoy the hop!!!
Krystal