Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stampin' Up! Happenings Simply Created Thank You

Hi Stamping Friends!!!

Wanted to pop in and share the thank you cards we sent this month. I needed about 35 of them. Usually I find a design I like on the web and then replicate it. But this month I "cheated" a little. Instead of making all 35, I made 15 using one of Stampin' Up!'s Card Kits called Happenings. And I was so happy with the results that I wished I had another kit in the house!!!

I love how they turned out!! And they went together so quickly since all the parts and pieces are cut and ready. I did add a few little "extras" to each card. On the top card I added the arrows. On the middle card I added the embossed Pistachio circle. And on the last card I added the butterfly for an extra "pop" of color.

Making and sending these monthly thank you cards is such a wonderful privilege. I am constantly amazed and overwhelmed by God's provision for our family. Without the prayers, help, and support from so many loving and generous people, we would not be able to accomplish these things God has put on our hearts here in Oceanside. I'm so glad that my "hobby" helps me share my heart with those who have touched my life.

The Happenings Simply Created Card Kit is featured on page 198 of the catalog. The kit includes 15 of each:
white notecards with envelopes
designer series background paper
die-cut accents
silver glitter banners
white banners
silver baker's twine
silver buttons

I chose the "thank you" sentiment but you could choose any sentiment you want. You could add a cupcake and make them birthday cards. Add a flower accent and use them for "thinking of you" or a wedding/bridal shower. With these soft, pretty colors you could even use them for baby cards. So many options!!!

I love that Stampin' Up! makes stamping fun, creative, and convenient!! And at only $14.95 for the kit, they are also a great deal! Make sure you add them to your next purchase and keep them lying around for when you need that quick, last minute card. You can thank me later. ;)

And if you love card kits, you should join my March Online Stamp Class:

From now through March 20th, purchase the Sheltering Tree stamp set AND the Hardwood Background stamp from my Stampin' Up! website using the Hostess Code: PM2XM9RC and receive a FREE card kit from me featuring both stamp sets.

Sheltering Tree on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog
#137163 $24.95

Hardwood Background on page 175 of the "Big" Catalog
#133035 $13.95

If you already have either of these stamp sets, then simply place a qualifying order of any products of your choice in the amount of $38.90 from my Stampin' Up! website using the Hostess Code: PM2XM9RC by March 20th and you can still receive the FREE card kit.

Stampin' Up had TONS of announcements the last few days that I've skipped blogging. I can't remember which ones I've already shared with you so if I repeat myself, just pretend you are listening to your mother and shake your head and smile. :)

A number of you have experienced quality issues with the Blendabilities product line, which has resulted in frustration. Due to the nature of the defect, we have concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that we are certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.

After careful evaluation and consideration, Stampin’ Up! has determined that we will no longer offer MDS or its associated professional print services.



Whew!! That's a lot of information!! And I have a feeling there is more to come as one of our updates mentioned that "major changes" were coming to Stampin' Up! I don't know what that means, but I say BRING IT ON!! I love when they change things up a bit. Keeps it fresh and new.

Don't forget to check me out on other social media sites. My favorite hangout is FACEBOOK: KRYSTAL'S CARDS - STAMPIN' UP OCEANSIDE

And my second favorite is PINTEREST: KRYSTAL'S CARDS

And I just recently joined the INSTAGRAM family. Look for me: krystals_cards

Well. I think that's finally it!!
Thanks for stopping by!

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