Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, December 2, 2016

Stampin' Up! Joyful Nativity - Rejoice

Hi Stampin' Friends!!!

I have a slight obsession with nativity stamp sets. Anytime Stampin' Up! comes out with a new nativity set, I MUST have it!! I've even bought really old retired sets off of eBay because I just HAD to have them. I'm not sure how many sets I have. I don;t think I want to know. Thankfully they are in storage at the moment so I don't have to have any guilt over it. ;)

I was very excited when I spotted the Joyful Nativity set on page 35 of the main BIG Stampin' Up! catalog.

Stamps: Joyful Nativity
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, This Christmas DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Starlight Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, Gold Ribbon

Even though I didn't get a clean image when I stamped, I decided to leave it because it added to the distressed, antique look I wanted for this card. I love how it turned out.

Now that I've been thinking about all of my nativity stamp sets, I wonder how many cards I can find that I've created with them. I may search on all my stampin' sites a do a little walk through memory lane. :)

I created another card with this set that has a completely different look. I hope you will stop back by and take a peek!

And make sure you also stop by my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS 

Check out all the great savings during the Stampin' Up! YEAR-END CLOSEOUT!!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Santa

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

IF you haven't got the Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch yet, you really should!! It's the cutest ever and it's so fun to use with kids. 

Here is a little Cookie-Cutter Santa:

Stamps: Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Basic Black
Markers: Real Red, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, This Christmas DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Brick Wall EF, Emerald Envy Ribbon

So cute. So easy. So much fun!!

Today is the LAST DAY to get 25% off of selected stamp sets.

Perfect Christmas gift for the crafty person on your list!!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Remember to slow down and enjoy it.

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Cookie Cutter Gingerbread

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have another adorable Cookie-Cutter Christmas card for you.

Stamps: Suite Seasons, Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, White Satin Ribbon

I just love this stamp set!!! It is so cute!! And the sentiments from the Suite Seasons set go perfectly with it!!!

I'm also hoarding my Candy Cane Lane DSP. It is such a fun pack of Designer Series Paper. If I still had time to scrapbook, I would have my kids make a gingerbread house just so I could use this paper to make a scrapbook page. :)

Right now you can get the Suite Seasons stamp set and other great stamp sets that coordinate with the Stitched Shapes Framelits for 25% off.

And TODAY is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the amazing Online Extravaganza Sale!!

Be sure to stop by my Stampin' Up! website and place your order TODAY!!!!

Happy Stamping and
Happy Shopping!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Cookie Cutter Reindeer

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

When I first looked at the Holiday Catalog, I picked out the stamp sets that I had thought I would offer Online Card Classes for. The first bundle I chose was the Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch. 

But this thing called grad school got in way and I wasn't able to offer any classes this quarter. But if I had offered an online class, this is definitely one of the cards I would have used.

Stamps: Suite Seasons, Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red
Marker: Soft Suede
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Red Glimmer, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Cable Knit EF, CAndy Cane Lane Baker's Twine

I seriously adore this little reindeer!! He is just the cutest!! I colored him just a little bit with the Soft Suede marker, then I painted just a little bit of water on it using my Aqua Painters. I wish I would have been a little more daring and added a little bit more color, but I didn't want to ruin it.

Also, my picture whited out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. It looks so much better IRL.

Here is a close-up shot from my phone:

You can get the Suite Seasons stamp set on sale for 25% off until November 30th.

There are only a few days left to shop the AWESOME Online Extravaganza Sale!!

Make sure you stop by my Stampin' Up! website TODAY!!!

I have two more Cookie-Cutter Christmas cards to share so I hope you will stop by again.

Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Cookie Cutter Scarecrow

Hi Stampin' Friends!!!

Best thing about working at a school is you get a whole week off for Thanksgiving!!

And even though I have a bajillion things I should be doing, I decided that I was going to spend one day this week stamping. 


Stamps: Suite Seasons, Cookie-Cutter Halloween, Hardwood
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze 
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, retired DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits. Layering Oval Framelits, Woodland EF, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Burlap Ribbon, retired Espresso ribbon

I like the "In Everything Give Thanks" stamp, but there is an image on it that I didn't want to include on my card. So here is what I did:

First: I covered the part I didn't want with a piece of clear tape.

Second: I inked my stamp.

Third: I removed the piece of tape.

Finally: I stamped my image.

Super easy!! Just make sure your stamp is completely clean before you try this. Otherwise the part you don't want stamped may have residual ink on it from a previous use. Then you might end up with some "ghost" stamping.

The Cookie-Cutter stamp sets coordinate so well with the Suite Seasons stamp set that I decided to make a few more cards using these sets together. Make sure and stop back by this week to see all the fun I had today!!

The Suite Seasons stamp set is on sale right now...

And for this week only Stampin' Up! is having an Online Extravaganza with up to 40% off of fabulous Stampin' Up! products!!!

So be sure to stop by my Stampin' Up! website and place your order TODAY!!

Our neighbors invited over for Thanksgiving this year. I think I will bring this card along as a thank you.

Enjoy your family and friends this Thanksgiving and remember to count your blessings!!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Merry Everything

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I am in LOVE with the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits!!!!


Stamps: Suite Seasons
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer, This Christmas DSP
Ink: Garden Green
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Pine Bough Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Taffeta Ribbon

When I make a lot of the same card, I like to get all my pieces ready before I begin assembly. Also, when I know I will be making more than one card, I try to keep the layout clean and simple. This keeps me from going crazy cutting and prepping and stamping tons of pieces.

This was only 12 cards so it didn't take very long. Even though it is simple, it still has lots of interesting details: the embossed background, the stitched frame layered on the Cherry Cobbler scallop, the gorgeous ribbon, and of course a little sparkle from the Glimmer paper. Cards don't always have to be complicated to have the "WOW" factor.

Make sure you add the Stitched Shapes Framelits on your next order. You won't be sorry!!

There is only a few days left to get a GREAT DEAL on some fabulous Stampin' Up! stamp sets!!! Select stamp sets (that just happen to coordinate with the Stitched Shapes Framelits!!) are 25% off until November 30th!!

I had earned a little Stampin' Up! bonus this year and decided to surprise my current customers with a gift. The Suite Seasons stamp set is one of the sets on sale right now. This stamp set can be found on page 43 of the Holiday Catalog.

It's a great set to add to your collection because it can be used for numerous special occasions and IT'S ON SALE RIGHT NOW!! 

If you are still on the fence and need a little extra encouragement, here are more beautiful samples from Stampin' Up!

And this week only Stampin' Up! is offering an AMAZING SALE!!!

So many favulous Stampin' Up! products for up to 40% off!!

Make sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website TODAY!!

I've got the rest of the week off from work and school. I hope to put up our Christmas tree and do a little stamping in between. I hope you enjoy your week as well.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!!
An Happy Shopping!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 24 Hour FLASH SALE!!!

Hey Stampin' Friends!!!

This week Stampin' Up! is having an AWESOME Online Extravaganza Sale!!! 

And TODAY ONLY they are having a 24 HOUR FLASH SALE on selected items!!!

Check out those AMAZING DEALS!!!

Make sure you visit my website TODAY to see everything that is on sale!!!

Here is the link to my Stampin' Up! website:

I think I may need to buy myself a few Christmas gifts!!

Have fun shopping!!