Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Plumeria

Hey Stamping Friends!!

Today is the last day of my Botanical Blooms online card class. This is my second favorite card of the set and it is inspired by my hubs favorite flower... Plumeria.



Kit Includes:



1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Mossy Meadow leaf cut card front
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP card front
3 - Pear Pizzazz leaves
1 - Whisper White flower
1 - Hello Honey flower center
1 - Hello Honey ribbon

I was extra nice with this card and cut all your pieces out for you so this card should take less than ten minutes to put together.

Stamp your leaves using Old Olive ink. The sentiment (from Tin of Cards) was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink, but if you don't have that, just use Old Olive.

The center of the Whisper White flower was sponged with a sponged with a sponge dauber using Daffodil Delight ink. Make sure you sponge the center of your flower before you adhere the center Hello Honey stems and before you adhere it to your card. The "plumeria" was attached to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here is a pic of the plumeria in our backyard:


They are such a beautiful clean white flower with that bright pop of yellow in the center. Just beautiful!! We gave this plant to hubs for Father's Day last year and it finally bloomed this week. When we lived in the Central Valley we were unable to grow plumeria because it was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. It's nice to be back in SoCal so we can enjoy tropical plants again!!

Thanks so much for joining me this week as I've shared my Botanical Blooms online class cards. Make sure to watch for when I announce my August Online Card Class featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set and matching builder punch.

I almost forgot!!! 
I will be a guest designer some time during the month of August on Craft Project Central. How fun is that?!! I will be showcasing a Back to School project featuring the Foxy Friends set which is completely adorable. I hope you will check back i!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Friday, July 29, 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Gardens

Hi Stamping Friends!

Welcome back!! Today I have the fourth card from my Botanical Blooms online card class.


Kit Includes:



1 - Mossy Meadow card base
1 - Whisper White card front
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP card front
1 - Lost Lagoon flower
1 - Mossy Meadow leaf
1 - Hello Honey flower center
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP circle
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP banner
1 - Botanical Gardens Jewel
1 - Lost Lagoon ribbon

Another pretty easy to figure out card. You may want to "faux" assemble (lay out all your pieces before adhering them together) and then stamp your sentiment. This way you can ensure proper placement and if you goof up your stamping, it will be easy to fix since you don't have anything glued into place. 

I stamped my leaf and sentiment with Old Olive ink. The sentiment I chose comes from a retired set called Blessings From Heaven. You can choose any sentiment you would like.

I adhered the Botanical Gardens Jewel using a Glue Dot. I love my Glue Dots!!

Tomorrow I have my fifth and final card from the online card class. I hope you will stop by again!

Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Sunburst

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Every time I create the kits for my online card classes, I always end up having one favorite card. This is my favorite card in this set...


I love all the bright, tropical colors of the flowers.

Kit Includes:



1 - Crumb Cake card base
1 - Crumb Cake card front embossed with the Woodgrain EF
1 - Burlap Ribbon (retired)
Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow cardstock for cutting
2 - Black brads

The only difficult thing about this card is cutting out all of your flower pieces. The flowers go together quickly if you use Glue Dots. For the leaves I used the same color ink as the cardstock. If you do not have Mossy Meadow ink, you can just use Old Olive on all of the leaves.

Looks like I forgot to add a Whisper White banner. It's probably best. That way you can create whatever size you need. The "It's Your Day" sentiment comes from the Sunburst Sayings set, but you can use any sentiment you desire. Or leave it with no sentiment and let the flowers be the center of attention.

I have two more Botanical Blooms cards to share. Usually I only include four cards in the online card kits, but since I was so late getting these out, I added an extra "apology" kit. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Birthday Wishes

Hi Stamping Friends!!

This week I'm sharing the cards from my Botanical Blooms Online Card Class. The are cute and simple and fun. I hope you enjoy!!


Kit Includes:



1 - Mint Macaron card base
1 - Basic Black card front
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP large strip
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP small strip
1 - Botanical Gardens Vellum piece
1 - Mint Macaron banner for sentiment
1 - Hello Honey flower
Hello Honey, Basic Black, Old Olive cardstock for cutting
2 - Cajun Craze Candy Dots

When assembling this card, remember to use Glue Dots to adhere the vellum onto the Basic Black card front. I attached my vellum first to the Basic Black card front, and then added the Botanical Gardens DSP strips. The yellow strip helps to covers the Glue Dots. The flowers are adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

This sentiment comes from the Build a Birthday set, but you could use any sentiment you have that fits onto the banner. I stamped using Basic Black ink.

Stay tuned for more Botanical Blooms!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Happy Hello

Hi Stampin' Friends,

I finally finished my Botanical Blooms card kits!!! YAY!!! Going to do some fast blogging. The cards are pretty straight forward and don't need a ton of explanation. If anything is unclear, just email me any questions.



Kit Includes:


1 - Hello Honey card base
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP card front
1 - Cajun Craze label
1- Whisper White label
Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow cardstock for cutting
1 - Hello Honey Ribbon
1 - Botanical Gardens Jewels

This card doesn't require much explanation. I used the little stem stamp from the Botanical Blooms set to stamp directly onto the Botanical Gardens DSP. Use your Botanical Builder Framelits to cut out the necessary shapes. 

I used the sentiment from Tin of Cards. I was planning on using this sentiment set for all of the cards, but I veered off of my original plan and used random sentiments from various sets. You can choose any sentiment you already have.

I use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the label sentiment and the large Hello Honey flower. The Fine-tip Glue Pen works well to adhere the fern-like leaf.

Simple. Fun. Cute.

I will be sharing more tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love LAST DAY!!!

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Did you know that today is the LAST DAY to join my Jar of Love online card class?!!!!



Stamps: Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Fruit Stand DSP, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Watermelon Wonder
Accessories: Everyday Jar Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Festive EF, Straw

Isn't this the cutest card ever?! I totally CASEd it from Kelly Acheson at A Stamp Above. Check out her blog. Her creations are fabulous!! You can make a card just like it if you join my online card class TODAY!!!


Just go to my Krystal's Cards Stampin' Up! website RIGHT NOW and place your Jar of Love Bundle order.

I'll even save you some time and give you the bundle product number: #142342.

Don't forget to enter the Hostess Code: HNNGHYMJ before checkout. That's how I will know that you want to receive a card kit.

Super easy!!! The hardest part is waiting for me to send you your kit with four fabulous Jar of Love cards to make with all your new goodies. I'm a little... Okay. A LOT behind these days. Adding school into my schedule on top of work, family, sports, etc. has really cut into my stampin' time!!

And don't forget!!! For every $50 you spend today, you will receive a $5 coupon to spend during the month of August!!



I finally finished all of my Botanical Blooms card kits and will be mailing them tomorrow. Stay tuned on the blog for all the instructions.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!!
Krystal

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Stampin' Up! Lots of Thanks

Hi Stamping Friends!!

With all the birthdays and graduations that happened, I've been busy making lots of thank you cards on top of the regular monthly thank you cards that we send out. Here are some of that I created in the last week...










And when I make thank you cards, I usually end up needing about 24. That adds up to a lot of stamping!! Another reason I don't have time to blog!! ;)








I've also been working on a custom order. When she originally contacted me she wanted 30 thank you cards. After I showed her the design she asked for 50!! I'm about 3/4 of the way done with those.

And I've been designing cards for my Botanical Blooms Online Card Class from June. Kinda behind on that one!! :)

Don't forget to join my July Online Card Class featuring the Jar of Love Bundle on page 75 of the Stampin' Up! catalog...

  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Online Card Class

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

WOW!! Can't believe it's been two months since I last blogged!! Well. I can believe it, but man!! That flew by!! My excuse... SUMMER!!

Summer at our house is filled with water polo and water polo and more water polo. If we are not headed to practice, we are headed to a game. If we are not headed to a game, we are headed to a tournament. And I wouldn't have it any other way!!!

I finally got my act together and came up with my July Online Card Class... Jar of Love Bundle.



It's easy to join my class, just go to my website and order the Jar of Love bundle (found on page 75 of the catalog) using Hostess Code: HNNGHYMJ at checkout and I will send you a card kit featuring four cards using the Jar of Love bundle. Super easy!!


And there is lots of other reasons to make a purchase during the month of July. For every $50 you spend between July 7 and July 31, you will receive a $5 coupon that you can use between August 2-31.


And one of the items that you can purchase using your Bonus Days coupons is this exclusive set: Thoughtful Branches Bundle. Only available August 2-31.



So many great things happening right in the middle of SUMMER!!!

Hope you are enjoying these long, lazy days.
Happy Stamping!!
Krystal