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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Stampin' Up! Lots of Thanks

Hi Stamping Friends!!

With all the birthdays and graduations that happened, I've been busy making lots of thank you cards on top of the regular monthly thank you cards that we send out. Here are some of that I created in the last week...

And when I make thank you cards, I usually end up needing about 24. That adds up to a lot of stamping!! Another reason I don't have time to blog!! ;)

I've also been working on a custom order. When she originally contacted me she wanted 30 thank you cards. After I showed her the design she asked for 50!! I'm about 3/4 of the way done with those.

And I've been designing cards for my Botanical Blooms Online Card Class from June. Kinda behind on that one!! :)

Don't forget to join my July Online Card Class featuring the Jar of Love Bundle on page 75 of the Stampin' Up! catalog...


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Online Card Class

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

WOW!! Can't believe it's been two months since I last blogged!! Well. I can believe it, but man!! That flew by!! My excuse... SUMMER!!

Summer at our house is filled with water polo and water polo and more water polo. If we are not headed to practice, we are headed to a game. If we are not headed to a game, we are headed to a tournament. And I wouldn't have it any other way!!!

I finally got my act together and came up with my July Online Card Class... Jar of Love Bundle.

It's easy to join my class, just go to my website and order the Jar of Love bundle (found on page 75 of the catalog) using Hostess Code: HNNGHYMJ at checkout and I will send you a card kit featuring four cards using the Jar of Love bundle. Super easy!!

And there is lots of other reasons to make a purchase during the month of July. For every $50 you spend between July 7 and July 31, you will receive a $5 coupon that you can use between August 2-31.

And one of the items that you can purchase using your Bonus Days coupons is this exclusive set: Thoughtful Branches Bundle. Only available August 2-31.

So many great things happening right in the middle of SUMMER!!!

Hope you are enjoying these long, lazy days.
Happy Stamping!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa - You Are Tea-riffic

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Today  have my fourth and final card from my April A Nice Cuppa Online Card Class. I will not be offering an online class in May because I have about a billion things going on and if I add one more thing to the list I will topple all over the place. ;)

But expect to see me around in June when the new catalog is released. I just placed me pre-order this morning. I can't wait!!! I love when the new catalog comes out!! I will be offering a BOGT sale. Buy One (online card class) and Get Two FREE retired stamps sets from my stash!! 

More details on that later. But first... a tea-riffic card!!

Stamps: A Nice Cuppa
Ink: Mint Macaron
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Silver Foil, Pool Party
Accessories: Cups and Kettles Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Lace Paper Doily, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Staple, Softly Falling EF

Kit Includes:

1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Blushing Bride embossed card front
1 - Whisper White rectangle
1 - Birthday Bouquet DSP teacup
1 - Birthday Bouquet DSP banner strip
1 - Pool Party piece for stamping
1 - Silver Foil spoon
1 - White Lace Doily half circle
1 - White Baker's Twine piece
1 - Pool Party Glitter Ribbon piece


Attach the Blushing Bride embossed card front to the Whisper White card base.
Stamp any sentiment to the top of the Whisper White rectangle using any color ink you have that matches: Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Old Olive.
Attach the Whisper White rectangle to the center right of the card front.
Attach the White Lace Paper Doily to the bottom of the Whisper White rectangle.
Attach the Birthday Bouquet Banner strip on top of the doily.
Stamp the little teabag tag onto the Pool Party paper. Cut out using Cups and Kettles Framelits. Or just cut out by hand since it is all straight lines. :)
Attach the teabag to the White Baker's Twine using regular tape.
Attach the other end of the White Baker's Twine to the back side of the Birthday Bouquet teacup. Cut baker's twine if necessary.
Attach teacup to the front of the card using Dimensionals.
Attach Silver Foil spoon to the card front.
Tie Pool Party Glitter Ribbon to the top of the card.

Cute. Simple. Perfect!!

Her are all four cards from this class:

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me this week. So sorry I will be MIA for awhile. I actually took the day off from work today to do homework and then remembered I needed to this first!! So much stuff happening this month. All really good stuff, just lots of it!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa - Flower Teapot

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

A super quick post today. Just want to share the third card from my A Nice Cuppa card class. And since it's a pretty simple card, I am not going to write out step-by-step instructions. The picture should be able to explain it, but if you have any questions, you can always email me. :)

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria WOnder, Bermuda Bay, Have a Cuppa DSP
Accessories: Cups and Kettles Framelits, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Have a Cuppa Embellishment, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Pearl Jewels

Kit Includes:

I realize I didn't put a sentiment on the card. Oops!! Guess you can use it for any occasion. :)

This card was inspired by a card I saw on the internet. Love the flowers inside the teapot. So cute!!

Anyhoo... Hopefully I will have enough time to post my the last card on Friday. It's been a crazy week and it's just going to get crazier. So looking forward to this summer!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa - Time For Tea

Hi Stamping Friends!

Here's another A Nice Cuppa for you!!

Stamps: A Nice Cuppa
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Have a Cuppa DSP
Accessories: Decorative Dots EF, Banner Triple Punch, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Have a Cuppa Embellishment, Corner Rounder Punch

Kit Includes:

1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Daffodil Delight embossed card front
1 - Have a Cuppa DSP piece
1 - Whisper White piece for stamping
1 - Daffodil Delight piece for stamping
1 - Whisper White banner strip
1 - Have a Cuppa banner strip
1 - Have a Cuppa Embellishment
1 - Bermuda Bay ribbon


Attach Daffodil Delight embossed card front onto the Whisper White card base.
Attach the Have A Nice Cuppa DSP piece to the card front.
Stamp the "always time for tea" stamp onto the Whisper White piece using Bermuda Bay ink.
Stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White banner strip using Bermuda Bay ink.
Stamp two "lemons" onto the Daffodil Delight piece using Crushed Curry ink. Cut them out with a scissors. I added some Wink of Stella glitter to my lemons, but you don't have to make them sparkly.
Attach the "time for tea" teacups onto the card front using Dimensionals.
Add Whisper White banner strip to card front.
Add Have a Cuppa banner strip to card front.
Add two "lemons" to card front with Dimensionals.
Tie ribbon around card.
Attach embellishment to ribbon.

Yay!! Your second card is done!! Only two more to go!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa - Best Mother

Hey Stamping Friends!!

I haven't blogged lately because... COLLEGE!!! Yes. I went back to college to get my Master's degree in Special Education and my California Teaching Credential. Needless to say I've been slightly (okay, COMPLETELY!!) overwhelmed. I haven't written a college paper since 1994. I don't even know how to access the syllabus online. They used to just give it to you on the first day of class. ;)

So for obvious reasons my stamping has been put on hold. I barely had time to get these A Nice Cuppa card kits together for my April Online Card Class. Hopefully I will have time to blog all four cards this week. Fingers crossed!!

Here is the first card:

Stamps: A Nice Cuppa
Ink: Blushing Bride
Paper: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Cups and Kettles Framelits, Lovely Lace EF, White Organza Ribbon, Pearl and Rhinestone Jewels

Here is what the kit includes:

1 - Pool Party card base
1 - Pink Pirouette card layer
1 - Birthday Bouquet DSP card front
1 - Mint Macaron piece
1 - Whisper White piece
1 - Pink Pirouette piece
1 - Pearl strip
2 - Rhinestones
1 - Organza ribbon


Attach Pink Pirouette card layer into Pool Party card base.
Attach Birthday Bouquet DSP card front onto Pink Pirouette layer.
Cut out cups using Cups and Kettles Framelits.
Cut out Mint Macaron swirls.
Attach swirls to Mint cup. Add row of pearls.
Emboss the Whisper White cup.
Add Rhinestones.
Stamp the Pink Pirouette cup using any sentiment with Blushing Bride ink.
Layer cards on card front using Dimensionals.
Tie ribbon.

Such a sweet, pretty card for mom!! You can always change the sentiment to birthday or thinking of you and it's perfect for any one of your BFF's. :)

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Stampin' Up! Playful Pals Jungle Elephant

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Today I have my fourth and final card from my Playful Pals Online Card Class. It features a silly jungle elephant.

Stamps: Playful Pals, Perfect Pairings (SAB)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories: Pyramid Pals Thinlits, Botanical Builders Framelits (leaves), Hello Honey Ribbon (retired)

I just love how my backyard bushes actually look like the jungle pattern of the Botanical Gardens DSP!!

Kit Includes:

1 - Mossy Meadow card base
1 - Botanical Garden DSP card front
1 - Cajun Craze rectangle
1 - Whisper White rectangle
1 - Smoky Slate sheet for stamping
1 - Whisper White small piece for stamping
2 - Mossy Meadow leaves
2 - Old Olive leaves
1 - Roll of Hello Honey ribbon... My gift to you!!!

These are the stamps I used to create the elephant:


Attach Botanical Gardens DSP to the Mossy Meadow card base.
Stamp any sentiment onto the larger Whisper White rectangle using Basic Black ink. Stamp near the bottom.
Attach the Whisper White rectangle onto the Cajun Craze rectangle.
Attach both pieces to the center of the card front.
Stamp the elephant shapes onto the Smoky Slate sheet. Keep in mind that there is only one "ear" Framelit. You will either have to cut out a blank ear and then stamp on it. Or stamp an ear and cut it out by hand for the ear that does not match the Framelit.

Make sense?
After stamping the pieces, cut them out using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits.
Stamp the eyes onto the smaller Whisper White rectangle and use the small circle that comes with the Pyramid Pals Thinlits to cut out. I tried using a circle punch, but it was not small enough and the elephant looked kind of goofy.
Assemble your elephant. I used Dimensionals to attach the eyes.
Attach your elephant to the card front using Dimensionals.
Attach the leaves to the card front using Liquid Glue or Glue Dots. Make sure you tuck them under the elephant's chin.
Tie the Hello Honey around the top.

Now you are all done and you have four cute cards to give to some of your favorite peeps!! I just love how fun and versatile this set is. It would be a lot of fun to use with a group of kids.

If you are looking for ideas on how to create some of the Pyramid boxes, please feel free to browse through my Playful Pals Pinterest board and see all the fabulous ideas. If you aren;t already, make sure you follow me on Pinterest. I'm always pinning ideas for the Online Card Classes that I host each month.

If you are interested in joining my current Online Card Class featuring the A Nice Cuppa Bundle, here are the details:

Would you like to get four fabulous card kits in the mail from me for FREE? 
Here is how to make that possible...

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the  A Nice Cuppa Bundle on page 34 #141074
3. Use Hostess Code: XTF4TS46 BEFORE checkout. (This is the most important step!! Without using this Hostess Code on my website, I will not know that you want to receive the card kit.)
4. Your part is all done. Now you just need to wait for me to mail you your FREE card kit!! 

After I mail out the kits, I will post detailed instructions to my blog, explaining step-by-step, exactly how to make each card. And if you ever have any questions, you can always email me.

It's so simple and it's open to anyone in the U.S. I hope you will join the fun!!

It's been fun hanging out with you this week. I don;t know when I will be back. I start school soon and my blogging days will probably only consist of my class instructions. But i will still be around and am always here to answer your stamping questions.

Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!