Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life Cucumber Watermelon

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Missed me? I've been stamping my little heart out, just not blogging. Because... WATER POLO!! And a lot of it. All three kids play and it keeps us plenty busy during the summer. Usually dad is watching at one pool while mom is watching at another. So blogging always takes a back seat at this time of year.


I'm still offering my Online Stamp Classes throughout the summer so I get to share the super fun card kits I sent out today. They feature the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder punch.


We interrupt this blog post with exciting water polo news... 
My daughter's club team qualified for the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics!!! WHOOP! WHOOP! :)


Now back to our regularly scheduled stamping fun...

Sprinkles of Life Card #1



Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Cherry On Top DSP
Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Woodgrain EF, Cucumber Dotted Lace Trim, Dimensionals


Kit Includes:

1 - Daffodil Delight card base
1 - Cucumber Crush embossed card front
1 - Cherry On Top DSP strip with cherry pattern
1 - Cherry On Top DSP strip with Cucumber Crush pattern
1 - Tip Top Taupe piece for stamping
2 - Watermelon Wonder pieces for stamping
1 - Cucumber Crush piece for stamping (not shown)
1 - Cherry On Top DSP square with Daffodil Delight pattern
1 - Whisper White square


Instructions:

Glue Cucumber Crush card front onto Daffodil Delight card base. 
Attach Cherry On Top strips to bottom of Cucumber Crush card front. (Glue the cherry pattern first and then the cucumber pattern on top, as I cut the cherry pattern a little "thick" on purpose.)
Stamp the tree trunk image using Chocolate Chip (or any darker brown) ink onto the Tip Top Taupe cardstock. Use Tree Builder punch to cut out.
Stamp two treetop images using Cucumber Crush (or any bright green) ink onto the Cucumber Crush cardstock and cut out with Tree Builder punch.
Stamp the flower stem images along the bottom of your Whisper White square using Cucumber Crush ink.
Stamp the flower image onto the stems using Daffodil Delight ink. 
Glue down your "tree trunk" slightly to the left on your square.
Attach both "tree tops" onto the tree trunk. The higher one I glued down and the lower one I attached with Dimensionals.
Stamp the "Spread the Love" sentiment (or any sentiment you like) next to your tree.
Attach your Whisper White square onto the Daffodil Delight pattern square.
Stamp the basket image using Chocolate Chip ink onto the Tip Top Taupe cardstock. Cut out using scissors.
Glue your "basket" on the lower right corner of your card front.
Attach your tree scene using Dimensionals.
Stamp your apple image (One at a time!) using Watermelon Wonder (or any bright reddish pink) ink onto the Watermelon Wonder strips. Punch out using the Tree Builder punch.
Here is a tip on how to get more apples per strip:


Stamp your apple image the "long" way (Remember... One at a time!) on the cardstock and then slide your strip under the cloud area to punch out. This saves so much paper!!
You need a total of 9 apples for this card. (You need one extra "apple" for another card. So just go ahead and punch out 10.)
I cut 3 apples "in half" to make them look like they were inside the basket.


Then I glued 2 more apples above these. I finished it off by layering 3 apples on top of these with Dimensionals.
I also added one apple to my tree using Dimensionals.
Finally, tie the Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim around your card.

Lots of fun little details on this card!! 


Sprinkles of Life Card #2

(outside)


(inside)

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cherry On Top DSP
Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Circle Flip Card Thinlit, Elegant Dots EF, Washi Label Punch, Candy Dots

Kit Includes:


1 - Watermelon Wonder embossed flip card
1 - Cherry On Top DSP strip with balloon pattern
1 - Pool Party circle
1 - Cherry On Top DSP Daffodil Delight scallop circle
1 - Tip Top Taupe piece for stamping
1 - Cherry on Top DSP piece with "sprinkle" pattern for stamping
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Whisper White Washi Label punch out


Instructions;

Glue Daffodil Delight scallop to the Pool Party circle. 
Glue Pool Party circle to front of flip card.
Adhere the Cherry On Top balloon DSP strip to the right side of card base.
Using Tip Top Taupe ink (or any lighter brown ink) stamp the cupcake bottom image onto the Tip Top Taupe piece. Cut out using scissors.
Stamp the cupcake "frosting" image using Tip Top Taupe ink onto the "sprinkle" pattern DSP. Punch out using the Tree Builder punch.
Attach your cupcake bottom and top to the Daffodil Delight scallop using Dimensionals.
Stamp the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using Bermuda Bay (or any bright blue) ink onto the Whisper White Washi Label punch out.
Glue half of the Washi Label sentiment to the front of the card. The other half is not attached to anything so it "moves" when the card is opened.
Attach the Candy Dots on either side of the sentiment.
Stamp the "Money can't buy happiness..." sentiment to the Whisper White circle using Bermuda Bay ink.
Attach the Whisper White circle to the inside of your card.

And you are done with your first two cards!!!

Tip of the Day:
Always remember to STAMP FIRST!! Stamp before cutting out anything. Stamp before adhering or gluing down anything. This way if you mess up your stamping, you can flip over your paper and try again.

Thanks for hanging with me to the end! I hope you enjoy your first two Sprinkles of Life cards. I will be back tomorrow with the second two. And then I will be MIA for awhile again. I'm heading to Iowa for my girlfriend's daughter's wedding. Just me. By myself. On an airplane. With no responsibilities. Guess I better get packing!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Something!!
Krystal



Friday, June 5, 2015

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Bundle May Online Stamp Class Garden Green

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Today is the fifth and final card kit from my May Online Stamp Class featuring the Butterfly Bundle.

Happy Birthday



Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Garden Green, Typeset DSP, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink: Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Calypso Ribbon (SAB), Antique Brads

Kit Includes:

1 - Garden Green card base
1 - Typeset DSP card front
1 - Very Vanilla stamping sheet
1 - Very Vanilla strip
1 - Calypso Coral piece
1 - Calypso Coral ribbon
1 - Antique Brad

Instructions:

This is card is very self-explanatory. It is a "collage" style card so feel free to stamp the background however you like.
I used Garden Green ink with the fern image, Calypso Coral ink with the postage image and sentiment, and Crisp Cantaloupe ink for the butterfly images and the honeycomb image. If you do not have Crisp Cantaloupe ink you could exchange it for Blushing Bride.
After cutting out your butterflies, attach them to the card using Dimensionals for depth.

I hope you enjoyed making your card kits as much as I enjoyed creating them!!

If you would like to have FREE card kits sent to your mailbox, consider joining one of my Online Classes. My June Online Stamp Class will be featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and matching Tree Builder Punch.


Here are the details:

It's so easy to join.

Simply go to my Stampin' Up! website:
before June 21 and 
purchase the Sprinkles of Life stamp set (#139971) on page 189 
AND the Tree Builder punch (#138295) on page 167 
using the Hostess Code: Y3WNGDHH 
and I will mail you 4 FREE card kits featuring these fabulous Stampin' Up! products.

For every Sprinkles of Life stamp set that is sold, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. So you can join my online class, get an adorable stamp set AND make a difference! That sounds like a WIN-WIN to me!

(FYI... My July Online Class will feature the Tin of Cards and matching stamp set on page 110, so don't add it to your order just yet!!) ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Remember to send a card.
Share the fun... Stamp something!
Krystal


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Bundle Calypso Soiree

Hi Stampin' Friends!!!

Today I am sharing two more of the Butterfly Bundle card kits I sent to my May Online Stamp Class. I had so much fun creating cards with this stamp set and matching Framelits!

Sending Wishes Your Way



Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gold Soiree DSP, Gold Foil, Vellum
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Deco Labels Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Circle Framelits, Large Polka Dots EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Large Oval Punch, Gold Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels

Kit Includes:

1 - Calypso Coral card base
1 - Whisper White embossed card front
1 - Crisp Cantaloupe Deco Label
1 - Gold Soiree circle
1 - Gold Foil piece
1 - Whisper White oval
1 - Whiper White piece for stamping
1 - Vellum embossed butterfly
1 - Gold ribbon
3 - Rhinestone jewels

Instructions:
Adhere the Whisper White embossed card front to the Calypso Coral card base. I used Liquid Glue.
Adhere the Gold Soiree circle to the Crisp Cantaloupe label. Attach to card front using Dimensionals.
Cut out the Gold Foil butterfly using your Framelits. Attach the vellum butterfly to the gold butterfly. I used Glue Dots.
Attach large Gold butterfly to the Gold Soiree circle using Dimensionals.
Stamp the small butterfly onto Whisper White cardstock using Pistachio Pudding ink. Other ink colors you could use: Garden Green, Calypso Coral, or Tangerine Tango.
Punch out small butterfly with the Bitty Butterfly punch. Add three Rhinestones. 
Attach small butterfly on top of the vellum butterfly using Dimensionals.
Stamp sentiment onto Whisper White oval using Crisp Cantaloupe ink. Other ink colors you could use: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Gold Metallic, or Tangerine Tango.
Attach sentiment oval to card front using Dimensionals.
Tie Gold ribbon around top of card.
D O N E !!! :)


Happy Birthday Butterfly


Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Soiree DSP, Sheer Perfection Vellum (SAB)
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Calypso Chevron Ribbon, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Jewels


Kit Includes:

1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Gold Soiree card front
1 - Whisper White card front
1 - Sheer Perfection Vellum strip
1 - Gold Soiree strip
1 - Gold Soiree Bitty Butterfly
1 - Calypso Chevron Ribbon
3 - Rhinestone Jewels

Instructions:

Attach the Gold Soiree card front onto the Whisper White card base.
Using your Butterflies Thinlits, cut out the butterfly with the Whisper White card front, keeping the butterfly close to the top. Remember to "wrap" your cardstock in wax paper and laying your Thinlit on top of the cardstock/wax paper layers.
(I know this is not the Butterflies Thinlits, but you get the picture right?)
Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment on the bottom of the Whisper White card front using Calypso Coral ink. You could also use Tangerine Tango or Tangelo Twist ink.
Attach the Whisper White card front to the Gold Soiree card front.
Attach the Gold Soiree strip onto the Whisper White card front between the sentiment and the butterfly cutout.
Attach the Sheer Perfection vellum strip on top of the Gold Soiree strip using Glue Dots. I only used two Glue Dots at both ends of the strip.
Attach the Whisper White butterfly you cut out earlier to the open space using Dimensionals.
Attach the 3 Rhinestones to the Bitty Gold Soiree butterfly. Attach the Bitty Butterfly to the larger Whisper White butterfly using Dimensionals.
Tie Chevron Ribbon to card.
D O N E !!!

If you would like to join one of my Online Stamp Classes and receive card kits in the mail for FREE, I've started my June Online Class featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and matching Tree Builder punch.


Check out this post on my blog for all the details:

Tomorrow I will be sharing the fifth and final card from my Butterfly Bundle Online Card Class. Hope you will visit again!

Thanks for stopping by!
Share the fun... Stamp Something!
Krystal

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Bundle Vanilla and Gold

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I will be showing the first two of five cards I created for my May Online Stamp Class featuring the Butterfly Bundle. I'm so glad this set made it into the new catalog. It's so beautiful.

Sending Wishes Your Way



Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Soiree DSP
Ink: Metallic Gold
Accessories: Banner Triple Punch, Butterflies Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly punch, Lovely Lace EF, Decorative Label punch, Pearl Jewels, Vanilla Satin Ribbon

Kit Includes:

1 - Very Vanilla card base
1 - Very Vanilla card front embossed with the Lovely Lace EF
1 - Gold Soiree banner
1 - Very Vanilla Decorative Label punch
1 - Very Vanilla piece for stamping butterfly image
2 - Gold Soiree Bitty Butterfly punches
1 - Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Various Pearls

Instructions:
Stamp the lacey butterfly image onto the Very Vanilla cardstock using Metallic Gold ink. If you do not have Metallic Gold ink, you could use Crumb Cake ink in it's place. Or you could add any color ink that fits the occasion. Let dry and then cut-out using the matching Thinlit. 
Stamp the "Sending wishes your way" sentiment onto the Vanilla Label using Metallic Gold ink. Set aside to dry. Remember, if you mess up your stamping, you can always flip it over and try again on the other side. :)
Attach your embossed vanilla card front onto your card base using Dimensionals.
Glue the gold banner onto the card front.
Attach butterflies and sentiment using Dimensionals.
Add pearls and ribbon.

A simple, yet very elegant card that would be perfect for an anniversary, wedding or special birthday.


There Is Nothing In The Caterpillar...


Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Basic Gray, Gold Soiree DSP, Sheer Perfection Vellum (SAB)
Ink: Metallic Gold, Basic Gray
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Scallop Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, God Satin Ribbon, Pearl Jewels

Kits Includes:

1 - Very Vanilla card base
1 - Brushed Gold card front
1 - Gold Soiree card front
1 - Sheer Perfection Vellum piece
1 - Basic Gray cardstock piece
1 - Brushed Gold scallop circle
1 - Very Vanilla 2" circle
5 - Pearl jewels
1 - Gold satin ribbon

Instructions:
Stamp the flower image onto the Vanilla circle using Metallic Gold ink. If you do not have Metallic Gold, you can use Crumb Cake ink.
Stamp the "caterpillar" sentiment over top of the flower image using Basic Gray ink. If you do not have Basic Gray ink you can substitute with Basic Black ink. Set aside to dry.
Attach Brushed Gold bard front onto the Very Vanilla card base. Attach the Gold Soiree to the Brushed Gold.
Using glue dots (one at the top and one at the bottom), attach the Sheer Perfection Vellum to the left side of your card.
Cut out your Basic Gray butterfly using your Thinlits. (Remember to "wrap" your cardstock in wax paper before cutting.)
Attach you circle sentiment to the Brushed Gold scallop circle.
Attach the butterfly and sentiment to your card using Dimensionals.
Add pearls to your butterfly.
Tie your ribbon.

Now you have two beautiful cards all ready for you next elegant occasion!!

Come back tomorrow for the next two Butterfly Bundle cards.

If you love what you see, you should join one of my Online Stamp Classes. For the month of June I am featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and matching Tree Builder punch.


Thanks for stopping by!
Share the fun... Stamp Something!!
Krystal






Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life Thanks a Bunch

Hi Stamping Friends!!

TODAY is the day!!!

It's the LAST day to order from the 14-15 Stampin' Up! catalog AND the Occasions catalog.

It's also the FIRST day you can order from the NEW 15-16 Catalog and Idea Book.

It's the ONLY day you can order from ALL THREE CATALOGS!!! How fabulous is that?!

Here is the card I created to send along with my May Online Class card kits:



Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Painted Petals DSP, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories: Label Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Template,Tree Builder Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Spring Flowers EF, Banner Punch, Blackberry Bliss Ribbon

Items on this card that will NOT be available tomorrow: Spring Flowers EF, Label Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Template, Black Berry Bliss Ribbon, Painted Blooms DSP. So be sure to get you order in TODAY!!

Tomorrow and Thursday I will be sharing cards that feature the Gold Soiree DSP (page 184 in the 14-15 catalog) which will also NO longer be available after today. So if you haven't bought your pack yet, do it TODAY or you will be sad. It's a fabulous paper pack!!

I played along with the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC05 Remix. The challenge requirements are to use two of the previous challenges and mix them together. I chose a layout and an inspiration challenge. Here are the challenge pics:



Be sure to check out their blog. They have some of the most talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators on their design team!!

TODAY is also the first day you can join my June Online Stamp Class:


It's so easy to join.
Simply purchase the Sprinkles of Life stamp set (#139971) on page 189 AND the Tree Builder punch (#138295) on page 167 using Hostess Code: Y3WNGDHH before June 21 and I will mail you 4 FREE card kits featuring these adorable Stampin' Up! products.

For every Sprinkles of Life stamp set that is sold, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. So you can join my online class, get an adorable stamp set AND make a difference! That sounds like a WIN-WIN to me!

(FYI... My July Online Class will feature the Tin of Cards and matching stamp set on page 110, so don't add it to your order just yet!!) ;)

If you would like a NEW 15-16 Stampin' Up! catalog, just place an order on my website and I will send one to you in the mail.



For the remainder of this week I will be sharing the 5 card kits that I designed for my May Butterfly Bundle Online Class. So I hope you will stop by again.

Share the Fun!
Stamp Something!
Krystal





Monday, June 1, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life June Online Stamp Club

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Guess what?! Tomorrow (June 2) is the LAST day you can order out of the current Stampin' Up! Catalog and also out of the Occasions Catalog. It is also the FIRST day you can order out of the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. 

That means, for ONE DAY ONLY, you can order from all three catalogs!! How fun is that?!

It is also the first day you can join my June Online Stamp Class:



This month I am featuring the Sprinkles of Life (#139971) stamp set found on page 189. And the matching Tree Builder Punch (#138295) found on page 167.

Joining the club is easy. You purchase both items, the stamp set and the punch, using the Hostess Code: Y3WNGDHH before June 21 and I will mail you 4 FREE card kits featuring these adorable products.

An added incentive this month is the fact that the Sprinkles of Life stamp set is also the Ronald McDonald House "Make a Difference" stamp set. Every year Stampin' Up! chooses one stamp set to help support RMHC. For each stamp set that is sold, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to RMHC. To date, they have contributed over ONE MILLION DOLLARS to RMHC and their network of local chapters. How awesome is that?!

Here is a card I created using this darling set:


Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry on Top DSP
Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Large Polka Dot EF, Banner Triple Punch, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Cherry on Top Washi Tape, Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim, Itty Bitty Heart Punch

A great feature in the new catalog are the "coordinating cardstock" packs. Each one of the Designer Series Paper packs has a coordinating cardstock pack featuring three colors from the DSP. So if you choose to purchase the Cherry on Top DSP, you can also purchase the Cherry on Top Cardstock Pack that has 24 sheets of cardstock. Including 8 pieces each of Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, and Watermelon Wonder. LOVE this idea!!

This is the card I mailed to my customers along with their copy of new Stampin' Up! catalog. If you would like a catalog, just make a purchase at my online store and I will send you one. 

Want to see more ideas using this darling stamp set and coordinating punch? Visit my Sprinkles of Life Pinterest board:
STAMPIN' UP! SPRINKLES OF LIFE

If you have any questions regarding the Sprinkles of Life Online Stamp Club or about getting a catalog, please email me. I would love to help you out.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous week and remember to
STAMP SOMETHING!
Share the Fun!
Krystal