Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath Reject

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I've been busy designing Christmas cards for my upcoming Tulare County class and thought I wanted to use the Wondrous Wreath stamp set for a class project. I proceeded to start stamping and realized this stamp set would probably not be a good idea to use at this particular class. But I went ahead and finished the card anyway. So the card itself is NOT a reject, just using this stamp set for this class is. :)



Stamps: Wondrous Wreath
Ink: Old Olive, Cucumber Crush, Real Red
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Accessories: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Striped Ribbon

Today is the LAST DAY to join my Tulare County stamp class...


Here are the details:

WHAT: Purchase the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits from my Stampin' Up! website BEFORE October 1st using Hostess Code: BMV7Z6NA. Then come stamp with me!!

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 pm.

WHERE: Tulare Community Church 1820 N. Gem St. Tulare CA 93274

WHO: YOU!!! (Or at least anyone that wants to drive to the Central Valley.) ;)

This class will feature cards using the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits. I will also feature a couple other new Christmas sets. We will be making 6 to 8 cards in this class. Please remember to bring your adhesive, clear stamping blocks and scissors with you as I will not be providing them.

Looking forward to stamping with you!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Krystal


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Stampin' Up! Berry Merry Christmas

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I have another "extra" Christmas card today that we will be creating at my Tulare County class. I hope you can come stamp with me!!





Stamps: Berry Merry
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Merry Moments DSP, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Boughs & Berries EF, Oval Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Banner Punch, Gold EP

I had only planned to purchase the Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions embossing folder from the Holiday mini catalog, but then I noticed that it was bundled with the Berry Merry stamp set for ONLY $20.75. So I got both!! How often can you get a stamp set and an embossing folder for only 20 bucks?! I love when Stampin' Up! bundles products and then gives a 15% discount.

There are only a few days left to join my Tulare County "on the road" card class!!



Here are the details:

WHAT: Purchase the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits BUNDLE from my Stampin' Up! website before October 1st using Hostess Code: BMV7Z6NA. Then come stamp with me!!

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 pm.

WHERE: Tulare Community Church 1820 N. Gem St. Tulare CA 93274

WHO: YOU!!! (Or at least anyone that wants to drive to the Central Valley.) ;)

This class will feature cards using the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits. I will also feature a couple other new Christmas sets (like this one!). We will be making 6 to 8 cards in this class. Please remember to bring your adhesive, clear blocks for stamping and scissors. And if anyone wants to bring their Big Shot along I would really appreciate it. Having two will help cut down on the wait time.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Now go STAMP SOMETHING!
Krystal

Monday, September 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! All Ye Faithful Night

Hi Stampin' Friends!

I've been busily designing and prepping cards for my Howl-o-ween Treat Online Class. They are almost ready to mail. I will be sharing them with you very soon. 

I've also been creating cards for a Greeting Card Fundraiser I am hosting. I've been using the Feels Good stamp set. I've designed four cards and have already completed sixteen cards. Only 64 more to go!!

I'm also getting ready for my "on the road" Tulare County class which will be featuring the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth and Home Framelits. I hit a small snafu. Apparently the Framelits are on backorder and I was not aware of this when I placed my order. It's difficult, impossible really, to create cards that you do not have the proper supplies for. I may be getting a set to borrow/trade soon. If not we will have to switch to Plan B. I just don't know what Plan B is yet. ;)

In the meantime, I have been able to design some "extra" cards that we will be creating at my Tulare class. This is one of them...




Stamps: All Ye Faithful, Woodgrain BG
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Accessories: Lucky Stars EF, Star Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Black EP

This card was inspired by some I've seen on the interwebs. I tried to use the Woodgrain stamp to resemble a stable. The image of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus is heat embossed with black embossing powder. I tried to keep the card simple to represent the humble night of Christ's birth. It was really hard for me not to add a ribbon to the top. ;)

This is one of the "extra" cards we will be making at my Tulare County Class. There is still time to join this class. Here are the details:


WHAT: Purchase the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits from my Stampin' Up! website before October 1st using Hostess Code: BMV7Z6NA, then come stamp with me!!

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 pm.

WHERE: Tulare Community Church 1820 N. Gem St. Tulare CA 93274

WHO: YOU!!! (Or at least anyone that wants to drive to the Central Valley.) ;)

This class will feature cards using the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth and Home Thinlits. I will also feature a couple other new Christmas sets. We will be making 6 to 8 cards in this class. Please remember to bring your adhesive and scissors with you as I will not be providing them.

If you have any questions, please email or text me. 
Looking forward to stamping with you!!

Stamp Something!!
Krystal

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Soft Pretty Petals

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have the last two cards from my Watercolor Wings online stamp class. I just love how all four of these cards turned out. Both of the cards from today use DSP from the Pretty Petals Paper Stack. I {heart} this paper!! If you do not have it yet in your craft stash yet, you need to get it ASAP!! It is so pretty and versatile. 

Watercolor Wings Just For You #3:



Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Ink: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pretty Petals DSP
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Honeycomb EF, Decorative Label Punch, Oval Punch, Pearl Jewels, Black Lace (retired)

Kit Includes:

1 - Very Vanilla card base
1 - Very Vanilla embossed card front
1 - Very Vanilla sheet for stamping
1 - Pretty Petals DSP piece
1 - Basic Black piece
1 - Basic Black butterfly cutout
1 - Basic Black label punch
1 - Very Vanilla oval punch
1 - strand of pearls
2 - medium pearls
1 - length of black lace

Instructions:
Stamp your butterfly wings first.
Start with the stamp that has the largest image on it. Stamp with Soft Sky ink.
Next, stamp the "inside" of the butterfly with Lost Lagoon ink (you could use Marina Mist).
Last, stamp the "outer edges" of the butterfly using Basic Black.
DO NOT stamp the butterflies body yet.
It should look like this...

Notice my "mess up" in the center? It's okay because it is going to get covered up when I layer the cutout butterfly on top.
Now cut out your butterfly using the Framelits.
Stamp the butterfly body using Basic Black.
It is easier to align the body AFTER the wings have been cut out.
Stamp your sentiment onto the Very Vanilla oval using Basic Black ink.
Adhere your Honeycomb embossed card front onto your Very Vanilla card base. I use Liquid Glue.
Layer your Basic Black piece and your Pretty Petals DSP on top of the card front at an angle.
Attach your sentiment onto your Basic Black Label punch. Add the two medium pearls.
Attach the sentiment to the bottom right corner of the card front using Dimensionals.
Put your strand of pearls onto the Basic Black butterfly cutout. Attach cutout butterfly to top of stamped butterfly using Dimensionals.
Add layered butterfly to card front using Dimensionals.
Tie black lace ribbon around card.
DONE!!!

And our 4th and final card...
Watercolor Wings You Are So Kind #4:


Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Ink: Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point
Paper: Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Large Polka Dot EF, Washi Label Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Taffeta Ribbon (retired)

Kit Includes:

1 - Soft Sky card base
1 - Very Vanilla embossed card front
1 - Very Vanilla sheet for stamping
1 - Pretty Petals Pacific Point strip
1 - Pretty Petals butterfly piece
1 - Soft Sky butterfly cutout
1 - Very Vanilla washi punch
1 - Taffeta Ribbon piece
Misc. Rhinestone Jewels

Instructions:
Stamp your butterfly wings first.
First stamp the "large" wings using Soft Sky ink.
Next, stamp the "inside" pattern and dots using Bermuda Bay ink.
Last, stamp the outside "edge" of the wings using Pacific Point ink.
If you do not have these exact colors, improvise with something you do have.
DO NOT stamp the butterfly body.
Cut out the butterfly wings using the Bold Butterfly Framelits.
Now it is okay to stamp the butterfly body using Basic Black ink. :)
Stamp your sentiment using Pacific Point ink onto your Very Vanilla washi punch. 
Attach your Very Vanilla embossed card front to your Soft Sky card base. I use Liquid Glue.
Attach your butterfly pattern piece to the bottom of the card front.
Layer the Pacific Point pattern DSP on top of the card front.
Attach your sentiment to the bottom right corner of the card front using Dimensionals.
Attach the strand of rhinestones to the Soft Sky butterfly body.
Layer Soft Sky cutout butterfly to the larger butterfly using Dimensionals.
Add other rhinestones to larger butterfly.
Attach layered butterfly to the card front using Dimensionals.
Tie ribbon around the top.
DONE!!

I love how even though these two cards use essentially the same products, they look so different from one another. One has a more soft, vintage feel while the other one is more colorful and playful.

If you would like to participate in one of my Online Stamp Classes, I have one going on right now featuring the Howl-o-ween Bundle...


Joining my Online Stamp Classes is easy and FUN!!! Just go to my Stampin' Up! website (link is in the sidebar) and place your Howl-o-ween Bundle #140840 order by September 18th. Remember to use Hostess Code: Y67XBHCT and I will mail you a FREE card kit that includes four different unique cards using this adorable set and matching Framelits. SUPER EASY!!!

As a special bonus, I am offering a B1G2. What is a B1G2 you ask? When you order the Howl-o-ween Bundle using the above Hostess Code, you will be able to choose TWO of my retired stamp sets!!! Buy 1, Get 2!!



As I receive email notices of your online orders, I will email you my current list of retired stamp sets available. As soon as you respond back with which sets you want, I will place those two sets aside for you and mail them along with you card kit when it is ready. Which means, the earlier you order, the better chance you will have of getting the sets you want!!

I'm also hosting a stamp class in Tulare County:


Here are the details:

WHAT: Purchase the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits from my Stampin' Up! website before October 1st using Hostess Code: BMV7Z6NA, then come stamp with me!!

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 pm.

WHERE: Tulare Community Church 1820 N. Gem St. Tulare CA 93274

WHO: YOU!!! (Or at least anyone that wants to drive to the Central Valley.) ;)

This class will feature cards using the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits. I will also feature a couple other new Christmas sets. We will be making 6 to 8 cards in this class. Please remember to bring your adhesive and scissors with you as I will not be providing them.

If you have any questions, please email me. 
Looking forward to stamping with you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamp Something!!
Krystal

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Hello! So Perfect!

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

I always have fun coming up with titles for my blog posts. Somewhere along the lines I read that you should always start the title with the words: Stampin' Up! for obvious search engine reasons. And then I usually follow it by the stamp set name or main product name. Then to make it a little more unique, I finish it with the partial names of the ink colors that I used for the projects.

Today's cards are from my Watercolor Wings Online Stamp Class that I offered during the month of August. Some of the colors I used for these two projects are: HELLO Honey, SO Saffron, and PERFECT Plum. Now you understand the random madness of today's blog post title. :)

But on to more important stuff STAMPING!!

Here is the first of four cards from my Watercolor Wings class:



Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Ink: So Saffron, Hello Honey, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray
Paper: Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Typeset DSP
Accessories: Fluttering EF, Scalloped Tag Topper, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Chevron Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Foil Doilies, Linen Thread, Gold Sequin Trim, Twill Ribbon (retired)

Kit Includes:

1 - Crumb Cake card
1 - Perfect Plum embossed card front
1 - Typeset square for stamping
1 - Perfect Plum butterfly cutout
1 - Crumb Cake tag
1/2 - Gold Foil doily
1 - Chevron ribbon
1 - Twill ribbon
1 - Burlap ribbon
1 - Sahara Sand ribbon
1 - Linen Thread
1 - Gold Sequin trim


Instructions:

Stamp your butterfly wings first. Using So Saffron ink, stamp the most solid looking stamp onto the Typeset DSP. 
Next, use Hello Honey (or Crushed Curry) for the outer edges of the wings. 
Last, use Perfect Plum ink to stamp the inside part with the dots. 
DO NOT stamp the body yet.

It is easier to stamp the body AFTER you cut out the butterfly. Which I soon found out after I took this picture. ;)
Cut out your butterfly using the Bold Butterfly Framelits.
NOW stamp your butterfly body using Basic Gray ink.
Using Perfect Plum ink, stamp your sentiment onto the Crumb Cake tag. I also stamped a row of Hello Honey dots under the words, but you cannot see them all that much.
Attach your Perfect Plum embossed card front to your Crumb Cake card. I like to use Liquid Glue when attaching anything that has been embossed.
Trim and notch out the end of your Burlap ribbon. Attach to card front with Glue Dots, leaving a place for your tag to slide under.
Attach Sahara Lace ribbon with Glue Dots.
Attach Chevron ribbon with Glue Dots.
Tie Twill ribbon to top of tag.
Glue Gold Foil doily under tag.
Attach tag under ribbons.
Attach small Perfect Plum cutout butterfly to top of larger Typeset butterfly using Dimensionals.
Attach layered butterflies to card front using Dimensionals.
Make a small loop using the Linen Thread. Attach under butterfly using Glue Dots.
Add random Gold Sequins using Glue Dots.
DONE!!


Watercolor Wings card number two. I like to refer to this card as my "garden wall" card. I actually looked up garden wall images on Google so I could get a sense of what to include on this card. They inspired me to "distress" my brick wall by sponging it. I love the effect!


Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Ink: So Saffron, Hello Honey, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray, Soft Suede
Paper: Hello Honey, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Brick Wall EF, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Flower Frenzy die (retired), Itty Bitty Flower Punch, White Jute Ribbon, Expressions Natural Elements, Pearl Jewels

Kit Includes:

1 - Hello Honey card
1 - Perfect Plum card front layer
1 - Crumb Cake embossed card front
1 - Very Vanilla sheet for stamping
1 - Mossy Meadow "vine"
3 - Perfect Plum "flowers"
1 - White Jute ribbon
1 - Perfect Plum strip
1 - Wooden "Congrats" embellishment
3 - Pearls

Instructions:
Stamp your butterflies first onto your Very Vanilla cardstock. These are stamped a little differently than the previous card, but use the same three ink colors. 
First, stamp the most solid butterfly stamp using So Saffron ink. 
Next, stamp the inner wings with the dots using Hello Honey ink (or So Saffron).
Last, stamp the outer edges of the wings using the Perfect Plum ink.
(Follow these same steps for the small butterfly)
DO NOT stamp the body.

Cut out the butterflies.
Now stamp the bodies using Basic Gray ink.
The reason I think it is easier to stamp the body AFTER you cut out the butterfly, is it is difficult to judge how high or low the body should be placed. It is easier to figure out once it is cutout.
Using a sponge and Soft Suede ink, sponge the edges and front of your "brick wall". This will give it an aged look.
Attach the Crumb Cake "brick wall" to the Perfect Plum card front.
Attach both layers to the Hello Honey card.
Glue the Mossy Meadow "vine" to the front of the card.
Put the Pearls in the centers of the Perfect Plum flowers.
Attach the flowers to the card front using Dimensionals cut to size.
Cut the White Jute ribbon to 1" width. Then cut and notch one side to fit on card front. Attach with Glue Dots.
Cut and notch the Perfect Plum strip to fit onto the Jute ribbon. Adhere.
Adhere the wooden "Congrats" sentiment with Glue Dots.
Attach butterflies to card front using Dimensionals.
DONE!!

I will share the other two cards from this kit in the next couple of days.

If you would like to participate in one of my Online Stamp Classes, I have one going on right now featuring the Howl-o-ween Bundle...


Joining my Online Stamp Classes is easy and FUN!!! Just go to my Stampin' Up! website (link is in the sidebar) and place your Howl-o-ween Bundle #140840 order by September 18th. Remember to use Hostess Code: Y67XBHCT and I will mail you a FREE card kit that includes four different unique cards using this adorable set and matching Framelits. SUPER EASY!!!

As a special bonus, I am offering a B1G2. What is a B1G2 you ask? When you order the Howl-o-ween Bundle using the above Hostess Code, you will be able to choose TWO of my retired stamp sets!!! Buy 1, Get 2!!



As I receive email notices of your online orders, I will email you my current list of retired stamp sets available. As soon as you respond back with which sets you want, I will place those two sets aside for you and mail them along with you card kit when it is ready. Which means, the earlier you order, the better chance you will have of getting the sets you want!!

I'm also hosting a stamp class in Tulare County:


Here are the details:

WHAT: Purchase the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits from my Stampin' Up! website before October 1st using Hostess Code: BMV7Z6NA, then come stamp with me!!

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 pm.

WHERE: Tulare Community Church 1820 N. Gem St. Tulare CA 93274

WHO: YOU!!! (Or at least anyone that wants to drive to the Central Valley.) ;)

This class will feature cards using the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits. I will also feature a couple other new Christmas sets. We will be making 6 to 8 cards in this class. Please remember to bring your adhesive and scissors with you as I will not be providing them.

If you have any questions, please email me. 
Looking forward to stamping with you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamp Something!!
Krystal

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Stampin' Up! Happy Scene Tulare County Class

Hi Stampin' Friends!!!

Get ready Tulare County!! I'm coming to stamp with you!!



Here are the details:

WHAT: Purchase the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits from my Stampin' Up! website before October 1st using Hostess Code: BMV7Z6NA, then come stamp with me!!

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 pm.

WHERE: Tulare Community Church 1820 N. Gem St. Tulare CA 93274

WHO: YOU!!! (Or at least anyone that wants to drive to the Central Valley.) ;)

This class will feature cards using the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits. I will also feature a couple other new Christmas sets. We will be making 6 to 8 cards in this class. Please remember to bring your adhesive and scissors with you as I will not be providing them.

If you have any questions, please email me. 
Looking forward to stamping with you!!

Stamp Something!!
Krystal

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic 2 Ways

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Every month I make about 30 or more thank you cards for all of our regular donors that are helping support our family with our church planting endeavor. This month I chose to use the stamp set Kinda Eclectic. I had bought the set a while ago and just never inked it up. I don't know what took me so long. This set is so fun to use!!

Here is the card I made for our supporters:


Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, retired DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Banner Triple Punch, retired grosgrain ribbon

I like how this card turned out. When you are making 30 cards of one design, you try and keep it as simple as possible. But I wanted to see what it would look like if I stepped it up a notch.

Here it is a little fancier:


Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, retired DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Candy Dots, Linen Thread, retired grosgrain ribbon

I just love how this turned out! I pretty much used the exact same layout, I just added a few more ingredients. It's really easy to make a card jump from nice to WOW without much more effort. Of course I wouldn't want to make 30 of these. ;)

An update on my Tulare County class...
I will be hosting a class on Sunday, October 11th at 2pm at Tulare Community Church featuring the Happy Scenes stamp set and Hearth & Home Framelits Bundle #140853. Come back tomorrow to find out all the details and the Hostess Code.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamp Something!
Krystal

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stampin' Up! Howl-o-ween Online Class and B1G2

Hey Stampin' Friends!!!

Whoop! Whoop! It's an exciting day today!! Not only is it the first day to order from the Handmade for the Holidays catalog, it's also my birthday!! (Thus why this blog post is sooooo late!!)

And I am super excited to celebrate with all of my awesome stamping customers!!!

But first, I want to share my Howl-o-ween Treats card that I sent with all of my customers who purchased the July Garden in Bloom card kit...



Stamps: Howl-o-ween Treats
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Happy Haunting DSP
Accessories: Boo yo You Framelits,Tangelo Twist Striped Cotton Ribbon

The Howl-o-ween Treats stamp set and matching Boo to You Framelits dies are the featured bundle (page 49) for my September Online Stamp Class.


Joining my Online Stamp Classes is easy and FUN!!! Just go to my Stampin' Up! website (link is in the sidebar) and place your Howl-o-ween Bundle #140840 order by September 18th. Remember to use Hostess Code: Y67XBHCT and I will mail you a FREE card kit that includes four different unique cards using this adorable set and matching Framelits. SUPER EASY!!!

And as a special birthday bonus, I am offering a B1G2. What is a B1G2 you ask. Well, to celebrate my birthday month, when you order the Howl-o-ween Bundle using the above Hostess Code, you will be able to choose TWO of my retired stamp sets!!! Buy 1, Get 2!!



As I receive email notices of your online orders, I will email you my current list of retired stamp sets available. As soon as you respond back with which sets you want, I will place those two sets aside for you and mail them along with you card kit when it is ready. Which means, the earlier you order, the better chance you will have of getting the sets you want. So don't wait!! Get your order in early!!

And just a heads up of my future Online Classes so you can spread out your stampin' goodies:
October: Vintage Leaves and Leaflets Framelits Bundle (pg. 88 regular catalog)
November: Snow Place and Snow Friends Framelits Bundle (pg. 33 holiday catalog)
December: Reason for the Season and Festive Flower Punch Bundle (pg. 31 holiday catalog)

I'm also trying to plan a Tulare County class featuring the Happy Scenes and Hearth & Home Framelits for October 10 or 11. Does that work for anyone? Let me know so I can reserve a venue.

Lots of info in one little blog post. I hope it all makes sense. If not, email me and I will answer any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Something!
Krystal