Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Stampin' Up! Painted Petals Delightful Wonder

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have the last two cards from my Painted Petals April Online Stamp Class to share with you.

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: On Film Framelits, Wisteria Chevron Ribbon, Wasabi Twine, Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Jewels

Included in the kit:

1 - Wisteria Wonder card base
1 - Whisper White card front
1 - Daffodil Delight frame
1 - Whisper White large square
1 - Whisper White small square
1 - butterfly
3 - Rhinestone jewels
1 - Wisteria chevron ribbon

Stamp a row of Wisteria Wonder (or any light purple) dots on the bottom of the Whisper White card front. Attach the card front to the Wisteria Wonder card base.
Lay the Daffodil Delight frame on the large Whisper White square (DO NOT attach yet!). Stamp you sentiment onto the Whisper White card stock using Wisteria ink. Remove frame.
Stamp two sets of Wild Wasabi (or similar green) stems next to the sentiment.
Stamp flowers using Daffodil Delight (or any bright yellow).
Stamp an extra flower onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut out. Attach with a Dimensional.
Using liquid glue, glue your frame onto your large square. You may need to trim the edges.
Using Dimensionals, attach the frame to the card front.
Place the rhinestones on the butterfly and add the butterfly with Dimensionals.
Tie the Wisteria ribbon and the twine.

And the final card in the kit:

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Painted Blooms DSP
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Label Framelits, Spring Flowers EF, Blackberry Stitched Satin Ribbon, Wild Wasabi Twine, Daffodil Candy Dots, Festive Paper Piercing Template

The kit includes:

1 - Blackberry Bliss card base
1 - Spring Flower embossed Whisper White card front
1 - Daffodil Delight label
1 - Whisper White label
1 - strip of Painted Blooms DSP
3 - Daffodil Delight Candy Dots
1 - Blackberry Bliss ribbon

Using liquid glue (it works best on embossed paper), attach the Whisper White card front onto the Blackberry Bliss card base.
Again using liquid glue, attach the Painted Blooms DSP strip onto the embossed card front.
If you have the correct paper piercing template, pierce the Daffodil Delight label. If not, this step can be eliminated.
Stamp the gingham pattern onto the white label using Sahara Sand ink.

Stamp sentiment with Blackberry Bliss (or any dark purple) ink.
Stamp leaves using Wild Wasabi ink.
Stamp flowers with Blackberry Bliss.
Using Dimensionals, attach Whisper White label onto the Daffodil Delight label.
Again with Dimensionals, adhere Daffodil label onto card front. (You will have two layers of Dimensionals.)
Add Candy Dots to flower centers.
Tie ribbon and twine. The twine is double wrapped and tied with a bow instead of my usual knot. :)

So there you have it!! All four cards from the April Painted Petals Online Stamp Class. I would love it if you would join my May Class. Details can be found on my blog here:

If you are undecided about purchasing the Butterfly Bundle, visit my Pinterest board and see all the wonderful projects created with this beautiful set:

And don't forget, the new catalog is coming soon so you want to male sure and make your "Last Chance" purchases ASAP. I stocked up on Chevron Ribbon. I'm going to miss it, but am excited to start creating with all the new embellishments!!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope to see you again soon.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Stampin' Up! Painted Petals Delightful Wild Rose

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

For today's post I have two cards from my April Painted Petals Online Class. I am loving my online classes!! I hope you will join sometime.

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Painted Blooms DSP, Color Collections DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Circle Punches, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Painted Blooms Twine, Decorative Dots EF, Rhinestone Jewels, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

These are the circle punches I used:
2 1/2" Wild Wasabi
2" Whisper White
1 3/4" Rose Red

Kit includes:
1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Rose Red card front
1 - Painted Blooms DSP card front
1 - Wild Wasabi circle
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Rose Red circle
1 - Daffodil Delight butterfly
3 - Itty Bitty flowers
6 - Rhinestones
1 - Rose Red ribbon

Notice I did not include the Wasabi twine, since that was something you were supposed to purchase for the class.

This card is fairly simple to create. Attach your card fronts to the card base. 
Stamp your flower stems using Wild Wasabi ink or any green you have. 
Stamp the tulips and sentiment in Rose Red or any pink ink you have. 
Layer your circles on the card. The circle with the sentiment is attached with Dimensionals. 
Add rhinestones to your butterfly and flowers. 
Attach all pieces using Dimensionals. 
Tie your ribbon and twine and you're done!!

I love how simple and colorful this card is. And it is easy to replicate with other colors and sentiments. It would be a great layout for a birthday card.

Here is the second card in the kit:

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Painted Blooms DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Paper Doily, Circle Framelits, Circle Punch, Artisan Embellishment (Rose Red Lace), Organza Ribbon, Painted Blooms Twine, Pearl Jewels

Kit includes:

1 - Rose Red card base
1 - Wild Wasabi card front
1 - Painted Blooms DSP car front
1 - Rose Red circle
1 - Paper Doily
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Whisper White small circle
1 - Organza ribbon
1 - Rose Red lace
3 - Pearl jewels

Layer your card fronts onto your Rose Red card base. 
Attach the Rose Red circle BEHIND the Paper Doily. Stamp your flower wreath. 

Here is the steps I used while creating my wreath:

Stamp Rose Red flowers:

Stamp Blushing Bride flowers:

Stamp Blackberry Bliss flowers:

Stamp Wild Wasabi leaves:

Remember, if you do not have these exact inks, use something similar.

Next, you will stamp three more Rose Red flowers onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut them out:

Attach cut-out flowers to your wreath using Dimensionals:

Trim excess card stock:

Using Dimensionals, attach flower wreath to the paper doily. 
Stamp sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink onto the small circle. 
Attach sentiment to the center of the flower wreath using Dimensionals. 
Add Pearl jewels to Blushing Bride flowers.

Tie Organza ribbon. Attach Rose Red lace using Glue Dots. If you have the Painted Blooms twine, attach two loops under the flower wreath using Glue Dots.

This card did not turn out how I imagined. But I grew to like it. So I kept it. It showcases a different way to use your Painted Petals stamp set. And that's always a fun thing.

Tomorrow I will share the next two cards in the Painted Petals card kit. 

If you are interested in joining my May Online Stamp Class and receiving FREE card kits in the mail from me, please visit this link:

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Stampin' Up! @numberonemother

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Today was supposed to be the Retirement Stamp Blog Hop, but some of the gals needed an extra week to get their projects done. so the hop will be NEXT Friday, May 8th. Just in time for Mother's Day!!

Since I couldn't post the cards I've been working on, I thought I should stamp something real quick to share with you. I'm hoping to use some of my stamps that are on "The List" before June 2nd.

I decided to use my@SoSocial set since I've only used one stamp out of the whole set.

Stamps: @SoSocial, Petal Potpourri
Paper: Garden Green, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Flowerpot DSP
Accessories: Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon, Flower Medallion Punch, Scallop Punch

To make things a little easier, I used a sketch challenge. I say let the professionals do the hard work! This sketch comes from Nacho Average Challenge: NAC139

Here is a picture of the sketch:

I just noticed that I should have lowered my sentiment. Whoops!! Oh well. It's close. ;)

I thought this sentiment was perfect since Mother's Day is fast approaching. I'm hoping to send out a bunch of Mother's Day cards next week to all the women in my life who do their very best taking care of their families. This mothering gig is tough. We all could use a little encouragement. :)

The Petal Potpourri stamp set did not carry-over to the new catalog. So if you haven't ordered it, you better get it before the Occasions catalog ends on June 2.

I also wanted to use the Flowerpot DSP, because that also is not in the new catty. And since I hadn't even opened it, I figured it was time. And all the chevron ribbon is being retired which makes me a little sad.

I'm hoping to post more cards using sets that are on "The List" in the coming weeks.

Here is a link to the Retiring List: LAST CHANCE LIST
Remember that some products are only available while supplies last so order ASAP!!

And don't forget about my May Online Stamp Class:

Visit this blog post for more info: BUTTERFLY BUNDLE MAY ONLINE CLASS

Sorry for the blog hop mix-up. 
Thanks for stopping by!!
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Four You Three Ways

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

This weekend I participated in an all-day crafting fundraiser to benefit the Vista Pregnancy Resource Center. The event lasted from 9am to 9pm and I stayed the whole time!! Here are the thank you cards I made:

Stamps: Four You (this set is on "The List" get it before it's gone!!) and Petite Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Moonlight DSP stack, (middle card is a retired DSP stack I can't remember the name of)
Accessories: Petite Petals Punch, Hello Honey Ribbon (also on "The List", Red Cotton Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels

I love how these turned out. Now I'm ahead of the game for next months cards!! I saw this layout online and knew it would be easy to replicate. I precut all my paper pieces and had my card bases all scored, folded, and cut. So all I needed to do was glue down my paper strips, stamp the sentiment and flower, assemble, and tie the ribbon. Super easy!!

Here are some pics from the day that I posted on FB and IG. Are you following me yet?

I even made a few cards for the center. They give each new mom a basket of items when their babies are born. Diapers. Pajamas. Formula. Etc. They also include baby announcements. They had kits available for the attendees to make the announcements. All told, we completed 50 sets of 6.

I also participated in a card swap. These are the cards I received:

Here is the card I swapped:

I had a lot of ladies stop by my table before I turned in my swaps and tell me that they liked my card. One gal even took a picture of it. :)

The Butterfly Bundle is my May Online Stamp Club. Visit this blog post for all the details: 

They had a TON of free give-aways all day. My favorite was FREE admission to the Scrapbook Expo!! I've never been and they are having one in San Diego so I MUST go. Maybe next year I should offer to do a Stampin' Up! freebie. :)

I didn't win any of the door prizes. But the Stampin' Up! "opportunity basket" (fancy word for raffle prize) I donated got lots of attention. The gal who won it even gave me a hug she was so excited!! :) 

I look forward to attending again next year. I had a wonderful time meeting new people, eating yummy food, and of course STAMPING! The best thing is they raised $27,000 for the Vista PRC. All-in-all a very good crafting day.

Be sure to check out the Stampin' Up! Retirement "Last Chance" List. Some items are being sold "while supplies last" and they are going fast! Here is a link to: "The List"

Be sure to visit again on Friday. I will be participating in a blog hop featuring stamp sets and supplies that are on "The List". I chose Stippled Blossom and have been having fun playing with this set again. It will probably be put on my "keep" pile. :)

Be sure to follow all my stamping antics on social media:

Wednesday and Thursday I will be posting my Painted Petals April Online Class cards. I haven't mailed the kits yet, but I'm excited to share the cards and don't want to wait!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Something!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! Basic Butterfly Swap CASE

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Tomorrow I will be participating in my first ever card swap and I'm pretty excited!! I've never actually attended any type of crafting event where there was a swap. So even though I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for almost 10 years, I'm still a newbie at some things. ;)

Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Naturals, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss marker
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Wisteria Chevron Ribbon, Artisan Embellishment Kit (ribbon rose), Dotted Scallop Border punch, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

I CASEd this card from one I saw on the internet. And this was my prototype card. Which means I still made some changes before I made all 10 of my swaps. I eliminated most of the Blackberry Bliss and replaced it with Wisteria Wonder. I also did not include the smaller butterfly. Not major changes, but card making is always a process for me. I may look at a card for a week and still tweak it a bit before I am satisfied.

There is a lot of stamping on this card. I did it all in steps. Here are a couple of pictures:

In order to get the sentiment in the right location, I had to stamp my flower and fern image first.

On the flower, I inked the image up with Wisteria Wonder and then colored a few spots on the stamp with the Blackberry Bliss marker before I stamped it. Giving it a kind of two-tone effect.

Here is all the stamps and ink I used to create this card:

I designed this card before "The List" came out, but there are a few retirement items on it: Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon, Blushing Bride card stock. Make sure you order everything you want from "The List" early as quantities are limited.

Here is all my parts and pieces ready for assembling:

You can see in this picture that I changes the butterfly from Blackberry to Wisteria. I wanted him to match the ribbon better. I could have chosen to change the ribbon color, but I just LOVE the chevron ribbon. I'm hoping to order some more. It's 50% off so I better hurry!

Here are all 10 cards all most finished. Just need ribbons and butterflies:

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's crafting event. It is a fundraiser for the Vista Pregnancy Resource Center. I just have NO idea what I am going to make for 12 whole hours!!

I made a little Stampin' Up! donation gift basket for a door prize. It had three stamps sets, a pack of 12x12 DSP, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Ribbons, Buttons, cards made by me, and a few other odds and ends:

I hope the recipient enjoys it!!

Don't forget that today is THE LAST DAY to join my April Painted Petals Online Stamp Class:

You can find out all of the details on this post: PAINTED PETALS APRIL ONLINE CLASS

And don't forget to place your Last Chance List order ASAP:

And if you've already joined my April Online Class, but want to order some retiring products, you can combine that with my May Butterfly Bundle Class:

Visit this post for more details: BUTTERFLY BUNDLE MAY ONLINE CLASS

And as always... Make sure you go "like" my Facebook page. It's where I hang out most often and where you can find out the latest Stampin' Up! news and information first. And we just have a lot of fun together!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp something!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Last Chance List and New Weekly Deals

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

The Stampin' Up Retirement List has been posted!!! And there are tons of fabulous products and up to 50% off!!!! Lots of Big Shot items on the list this year which makes me super excited to see what new stuff is coming soon!!


Things to remember:

*Accessories, Embellishments, and Tools are sold WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!!
*Stamp sets will be produced until May 20th and then they too will be WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!
*Moral of this story? ORDER ASAP!!
*And because everyone is trying to order ASAP... The Stampin' Up! website may be sluggish. So be patient. 
*If you need any help or have any questions, please email or text me.

While you are purchasing all those retiring products that you "need", remember there is still time to join my April AND May Online stamp classes!!

Details for April's class can be found here: APRIL - PAINTED PETALS

Details for May's class can be found here: MAY - BUTTERFLY BUNDLE

If you would like to join both classes, just use either Hostess Code. The deadline for April's class is this Friday.

And it's Tuesday today which means...

WOW!! That's a whole lotta savings for one week!! Be sure to visit my online store ASAP to place your orders.

Hope your week is going well.
Stamp something!!!