Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Stampin' Up! Cups & Kettle Thank You

Hi Stamping Friends!!

I sent out my Playful Pals card kits yesterday and I always like to include a thank you card that showcases the next upcoming Online Card Class stamp bundle. The month of April I am featuring A Nice Cuppa and the coordinating Cups & Kettle Framelits. Here is the quick card I came up with...



Stamps: Tin of Cards
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Pretty Petals DSP
Accessories: Cups & Kettle Framelits, Paper Doilies, White Ribbon (retired)

If you are interested in joining my April Online Card Class, here are the details:


Would you like to get four fabulous card kits in the mail from me for FREE? 
Here is how to make that possible...

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the  A Nice Cuppa Bundle on page 34 #141074
3. Use Hostess Code: XTF4TS46 BEFORE checkout. (This is the most important step!! Without using this Hostess Code on my website, I will not know that you want to receive the card kit.)
4. Your part is all done. Now you just need to wait for me to mail you your FREE card kit!! 

After I mail out the kits, I will post detailed instructions to my blog, explaining step-by-step, exactly how to make each card. And if you ever have any questions, you can always email me.

It's so simple and it's open to anyone in the U.S. I hope you will join the fun!!

And don't forget...

Today is THE LAST DAY to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion!!!


I found some hilarious Sale-A-Bration memes on the interwebs...





TOO FUNNY!!

I hope you all are having a great week. We are finishing up our Spring Break and while we didn't do anything extra special, it was just kind of nice being able to sleep in past 5:30 am. :)

Thank for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Monday, March 21, 2016

Stampin' Up! A Nice Cuppa Online Class

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

I started my April Online Stamp Class a little bit early, so you could take advantage of Sale-A-Bration one last time!!!



Would you like to get four fabulous card kits in the mail from me for FREE? 
Here is how to make that possible...

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the  A Nice Cuppa Bundle on page 34 #141074
3. Use Hostess Code: XTF4TS46 BEFORE checkout. (This is the most important step!! Without using this Hostess Code on my website, I will not know that you want to receive the card kit.)
4. Your part is all done. Now you just need to wait for me to mail you your FREE card kit!! 

After I mail out the kits, I will post detailed instructions to my blog, explaining step-by-step, exactly how to make each card. And if you ever have any questions, you can always email me.

It's so simple and it's open to anyone in the U.S. I hope you will join the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping!!
Krystal

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Sayings Shine

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Happy Saturday!! What are you up to today? Cleaning? Stamping? Kids' sports?

Me? I'm celebrating my dad's 70th birthday!! Crazy thing is it feels just like yesterday that we were celebrating his 40th birthday. They are not kidding when they say that time speeds up the older you get!!

Here is my final Sunburst Sayings class card:



Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Sunburst Thinlit, 2" Circle Punch, Lucky Stars EF, Gold EP, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Ribbon

Kit includes:

1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Basic Black embossed card front
1 - Gold Foil 4x4 square
1 - Gold Glimmer circle
1 - Basic Black circle
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Whisper White strip
1 - Gold Sequin Trim piece
1 - Gold Ribbon long
1 - Gold Ribbon short

Instructions:

Using your Sunburst Thinlit, cut a sunburst out of the Gold Foil square and the Gold Glimmer circle.
Attach the Gold Foil sunburst onto the Basic Black embossed card front at an angle using Liquid Glue or SNAIL. Trim the edges.



Attach the Basic Black embossed card front onto the Whisper White card base.
Attach the Gold Glimmer sunburst circle onto the Gold Foil sunburst with Dimensionals. The two sunburst should line up. Just keep turning the glimmer circle until you find the right spot.
Stamp the "Shine" sentiment onto the Basic Black circle using Versamark ink. Heat emboss with Gold embossing powder. If you do not have Gold EP, then use the Whisper White circle and stamp the "Shine" sentiment in Basic Black
Attach the "Shine" circle to the Gold Glimmer circle using Dimensionals.
Stamp the "it's your day" sentiment with Basic Black ink onto the Whisper White strip. Trim the edges with your scissors or the Banner punch. 
Attach the "it's your day" sentiment strip onto the "Shine" circle.
Tie the long Gold ribbon around the top of your card.
Tie the Gold Sequin Trim to your card using the shorter Gold Ribbon.

And now you have completed all four of the cards in your kit!!

I think this card is perfect for a graduation or other special occasion like maybe a dance recital or that for special actor/musician who is planning on starring in a spring performance. Whoever you give it to, I'm sure it will put a smile on their face. :)

Speaking of smiling...
The Playful Pals Bundle is sure to make anyone smile!!


Joining is amazingly easy.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Playful Pals Bundle #141069 on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code KHVHRJFG before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

And DON'T FORGET March is the LAST month to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and get FREE stamps sets!!! 

I hope you will join me for my next online class!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Now go STAMP something!
Krystal

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Sayings Brighten My Day

Hi Stamping Friends!!

YAY!! It's Friday!! My most favorite day of the week!!

I love my job as an Instructional Assistant. There is just something fun about Friday's on a high school campus. EVERYBODY is looking forward to the weekend!!

We had a bit of rain at the beginning of the week. This is the perfect card to finish off the week with.



Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Shine On DSP, Have a Cuppa DSP, Vellum
Accessories: Sunburst Thinlit, Tree Builder Punch (clouds), Circle Punches, Bermuda Bay (retired)

Kit includes:
1 - Bermuda Bay card base
1 - Shine On DSP card front
1 - Crushed Curry piece for sunburst
1 - Have a Cuppa DSP circle
1 - Crushed Curry circle
2 - Vellum "clouds"
1 - Bermuda Bay ribbon

Instructions:

Using the Crushed Curry cardstock piece and your Sunburst Thinlit, cut out a sunburst.
Attach the Shine On DSP card front onto the Bermuda Bay card base.
Attach the Crushed Curry sunburst onto the Shine On card front using Dimensionals.
Stamp the "you brighten my day" sentiment onto the Crushed Curry circle using Bermuda Bay ink. Basic Black ink would also work.
Attach the Have a cuppa DSP circle onto the Crushed Curry sunburst using Liquid Glue or SNAIL.
Attach the Crushed Curry sentiment circle onto the Have a Cuppa circle using Dimensionals.
Attach the vellum "clouds" under the Crushed Curry circle using Glue Dots.
Tie the Bermuda Bay ribbon around the card.

Don't you just love the shiny raindrops on Shine On DSP? I thought they were just perfect for this card. I can't wait to use more of the Shine On Specialty DSP. It is super thick and I love the shiny patterns. Stampin' Up! is always coming up with more great products I never knew I needed!! ;)

Tomorrow I will have my fourth and final Sunburst Sayings card. Everyone should have received their kits by now so you can all take a little time this weekend and get your cards made and then get them ready to send to some special people in your world. You are not allowed to keep them "for ideas". You can come back to my blog or Pinterest boards if you need ideas. Cards are meant to be shared!!

If you are interested in joining my current Online Stamp Class, I am featuring the Playful Pals Bundle on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.


Joining is super simple.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Playful Pals Bundle #141069 on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code KHVHRJFG before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

And DON'T FORGET March is the LAST month to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and get FREE stamps sets!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Sayings Thanks

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Welcome!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!!

Today I have the second card from my Sunburst Sayings Online Stamp Class. This one got props from the 10 year old, so I hope you like it too. :)




Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Cherry On Top DSP, Have a Cuppa DSP
Accessories: Sunburst Thinlit, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon, Silver Sequin Trim

The kit includes:

1 - Bermuda Bay card base
1 - Daffodil Delight piece for "sunburst'
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Cherry on Top banner
1 - Have a Cuppa banner
1 - Daffodil Delight strip for sentiment
1 - Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon piece
1 - Silver Sequin Trim piece

Instructions:

Using the Daffodil Delight piece and your Sunburst Thinlit, cut out a sunburst.
Attach the Daffodil Delight sunburst to the Bermuda Bay card base using Liquid Glue or SNAIL.
Stamp the "Thanks" sentiment onto the Whisper White circle using Bermuda Bay ink.
Attach the Whisper White circle to the card front using Dimensionals.
Attach both banners under the circle using Glue Dots or SNAIL.
Attach the Bermuda Bay ribbon and the sequin trim under the circle using Glue Dots.
Stamp the "you're the best" sentiment onto the Daffodil Delight strip.
Trim the edges of the strip with your scissors or by slipping it under the banner punch like so:
Attach the sentiment strip onto the Whisper White circle using Dimensionals.

I wish I would have thought to use the line of dots stamp on each of the sunburst rays in Daffodil Delight. I think it would have given this card a little extra "wow" factor. Maybe you could try it and show me how it looks.

I love that this card is so fast and easy and can be used for any occasion by just changing up the sentiments. It can also take on a different look by using different colors and patterns of paper. The sky is the limit. Get creative!!

Don't forget to sign up for my next Online Stamp Class!!


Joining is amazingly easy.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Playful Pals Bundle #141069 on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code KHVHRJFG before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

See! Simple!! 
(insert EASY button here) :)

And DON'T FORGET March is the LAST month to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and get FREE stamps sets!!!


Thanks for hanging out with me today!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!!
Now go STAMP something!!
Krystal

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Sayings Birthday

HI Stamping Friends!!

Today I will begin sharing the four cards from my Sunburst Sayings Online Card Class. There are so many fun techniques you can do using the Sunburst Thinlit. I kept my pretty simple so as to not overwhelm my class participants. ;)

The first card is a birthday card:


Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive
Paper: Hello Honey, Whisper White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Wildflower Fileds DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Sunburst Thinlit, Balloon Framleits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Baker's Twine

The kit includes:


1 - Hello Honey card base
1 - Wildflower Fields card front
1 - Whisper White sheet to use with Sunburst Thinlit
1 - Large Old Olive balloon
3 - various balloons
Baker's Twine

Instructions:

Attach the Wildflower Fields DSP to the front of the Hello Honey card base.
Cut out a "sunburst" using your Sunburst Thinlit and the Whisper White cardstock.
Attach the Whisper White Sunburst to the card front using Dimensionals.
Using the "dots" image, stamp some Old Olive polka dots onto the Old Olive balloon.
Stamp the "Happy Birthday to you" sentiment using Bermuda Bay ink (Basic Black would also work) onto the Hello Honey balloon.
Cut the Baker's Twine to fit.
Attach the Baker's Twine to the back of the balloons using Scotch Tape.
Attach the balloons to the card front using Dimensionals.
Tie the "strings" together. 
Use a Glue Dot to keep the Baker's Twine in place.

I love how the bright, colorful DSP peeks out through the sunburst. It makes me think of confetti. So fun and easy!!

If you would like to join one of my Online Classes,  have one open right now featuring the Playful Pals stamp set and coordinating Pyramid Pals Thinlits.


Joining is amazingly easy.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Playful Pals Bundle #141069 on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code KHVHRJFG before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

See! Super simple!! 

And DON'T FORGET March is the LAST month to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and get FREE stamps sets!!!

Thanks for coming by!
I will see you back here tomorrow with another Sunburst Sayings card.
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Blessed by God Easter

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Have you ever had one of those stamping moments when you get an idea in your head and you just HAVE to make that card right NOW?! That's kind of what happened with this card. 


Stamps: Blessed by God, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, 
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Wildflower Fields DSP
Accessories: Sunburst Thinlits, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Washi Label Punch, Fringe Scissors, Pearl Jewels

I saw a darling Easter banner designed by Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckaroo Designs and it inspired me to create this card. I'm not happy with the grass and "hills" and I think the sun rays need a little bit of sponging on them. So I suppose I will just "have" to keep playing around with this design and see how I can improve it. :)

Tomorrow I will begin sharing card number one of four from my Sunburst Sayings Online Card Class. I hope you will stop in again!

Thanks for coming by!!
Now go STAMP something!!
Krystal 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Sayings Sunflower Reject

Hi Stamping Friend!!

All this week I will be sharing cards I created using the Sunburst Sayings stamp set and the coordinating Sunburst Thinlit.

Since I am just mailing my Online Card Kits today, I won't be sharing a card from that class. Instead, I will be sharing one of the rejects. I put a lot of thought into the cards I create for my online classes. And not all of them make the cut. This was one of those...


Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Wildflower Fields DSP
Accessories: Sunburst Thinlit, Washi Label Punch, Decorative Dots EF, Circle Punch, Festive Flower Builder Punch

I am just not feeling this card. I think it is a fun way to use the Sunburst Thinlit, but the card just "needs" something. And I just can't figure out what it is. So it's a reject.

If you need more Sunburst Sayings ideas, be sure to visit my Pinterest board: 

If you missed out on my Sunburst Sayings Online Class, you can join my current Online Class going on right now!!


Joining is super simple.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Playful Pals Bundle #141069 on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code KHVHRJFG before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

You can't get any easier than that!!

And DON'T FORGET March is the LAST month to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and get FREE stamps sets!!! So don't wait!! Order ASAP!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Now go STAMP something!
Krystal

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Stampin' Up! Playful Pals Online Stamp Class March 2016

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Stamping took a back seat last week because... WATER POLO!!!

Our daughter's high school team won the CIF Division 1 CHAMPIONSHIP!!! 


WOO HOO!! WAY TO GO LADY PANTHERS!!

I talked hubs into taking the 10 year old to his water polo games yesterday so I could catch up on all my stamping stuff. And I got TONS done!!

Sunburst Sayings Class Kits ready for the mail. CHECK!
Thank you cards for all of my February customers stamped and ready to mail. CHECK!
Pictures of cards. CHECK!
Blogging. CHECK! 

I'm feeling so productive!!

Here is the card I created for my customers:


Stamps: Playful Pals, Watercolor Words
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Pyramid Pals Thinlits, Deco Labels Frameits, Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon (retired)

This card was originally going to be a single layer white card. But then I stamped the bunny upside down, so I cut it apart and attached it to a Blushing Bride card base. Which I really liked. 

While I was attaching it to the base, I smeared black ink on it... 


Then I also smeared the ink on the sentiment...

What a hot mess!! Instead of chucking the whole thing in the round file, I did what all good stampers do...
I embellished it!!!


Isn't this the cutest "mistake" ever?! 

Moral of the story... Don't give up and don't throw it away. Just see if there is a creative way to fix it. After all...


And now that you have seen how cute the Playful Pals bunny is, you can join my March Online Stamp Class!!


Joining is amazingly easy.

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the Playful Pals Bundle #141069 on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.
3. Use Hostess Code KHVHRJFG before checkout.
4. Wait patiently (the hardest part!) for me to send you a card kit that contains enough supplies to create four fun and fabulous cards.

See! Simple!! 
(insert EASY button here) :)

And DON'T FORGET March is the LAST month to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and get FREE stamps sets!!!

I love all the cute animals you can create with the Playful Pals stamp set. I've seen some fun and creative ways to use all the different stamps. To create my little bunny face, I put all the separate stamps on one block and stamped them all at once...


It would make a cute kitten face too. It's so cute I haven't even put the pieces away yet. I just leave it on the block on my desk. It's like having someone smiling up at me every time I stamp. :)

I hope you will join me. Be to stop back by here next week. I will be sharing lots of Sunburst Sayings card ideas and instructions for my Online Class.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Sunday!
Krystal