Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Santa

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

IF you haven't got the Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch yet, you really should!! It's the cutest ever and it's so fun to use with kids. 

Here is a little Cookie-Cutter Santa:


Stamps: Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Basic Black
Markers: Real Red, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, This Christmas DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Brick Wall EF, Emerald Envy Ribbon

So cute. So easy. So much fun!!

Today is the LAST DAY to get 25% off of selected stamp sets.


Perfect Christmas gift for the crafty person on your list!!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Remember to slow down and enjoy it.

Happy Stamping!!
Krystal

Monday, November 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Cookie Cutter Gingerbread

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have another adorable Cookie-Cutter Christmas card for you.


Stamps: Suite Seasons, Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, White Satin Ribbon

I just love this stamp set!!! It is so cute!! And the sentiments from the Suite Seasons set go perfectly with it!!!

I'm also hoarding my Candy Cane Lane DSP. It is such a fun pack of Designer Series Paper. If I still had time to scrapbook, I would have my kids make a gingerbread house just so I could use this paper to make a scrapbook page. :)

Right now you can get the Suite Seasons stamp set and other great stamp sets that coordinate with the Stitched Shapes Framelits for 25% off.


And TODAY is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the amazing Online Extravaganza Sale!!


Be sure to stop by my Stampin' Up! website and place your order TODAY!!!!


Happy Stamping and
Happy Shopping!!
Krystal

Friday, November 25, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Cookie Cutter Reindeer

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

When I first looked at the Holiday Catalog, I picked out the stamp sets that I had thought I would offer Online Card Classes for. The first bundle I chose was the Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch. 

But this thing called grad school got in way and I wasn't able to offer any classes this quarter. But if I had offered an online class, this is definitely one of the cards I would have used.



Stamps: Suite Seasons, Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red
Marker: Soft Suede
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Red Glimmer, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Cable Knit EF, CAndy Cane Lane Baker's Twine

I seriously adore this little reindeer!! He is just the cutest!! I colored him just a little bit with the Soft Suede marker, then I painted just a little bit of water on it using my Aqua Painters. I wish I would have been a little more daring and added a little bit more color, but I didn't want to ruin it.

Also, my picture whited out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. It looks so much better IRL.

Here is a close-up shot from my phone:



You can get the Suite Seasons stamp set on sale for 25% off until November 30th.


There are only a few days left to shop the AWESOME Online Extravaganza Sale!!


Make sure you stop by my Stampin' Up! website TODAY!!!


I have two more Cookie-Cutter Christmas cards to share so I hope you will stop by again.

Happy Stamping!!
Krystal

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Cookie Cutter Scarecrow

Hi Stampin' Friends!!!

Best thing about working at a school is you get a whole week off for Thanksgiving!!

And even though I have a bajillion things I should be doing, I decided that I was going to spend one day this week stamping. 

SO. MUCH. FUN!!!!



Stamps: Suite Seasons, Cookie-Cutter Halloween, Hardwood
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze 
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, retired DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits. Layering Oval Framelits, Woodland EF, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Burlap Ribbon, retired Espresso ribbon

I like the "In Everything Give Thanks" stamp, but there is an image on it that I didn't want to include on my card. So here is what I did:

First: I covered the part I didn't want with a piece of clear tape.



Second: I inked my stamp.



Third: I removed the piece of tape.



Finally: I stamped my image.



Super easy!! Just make sure your stamp is completely clean before you try this. Otherwise the part you don't want stamped may have residual ink on it from a previous use. Then you might end up with some "ghost" stamping.

The Cookie-Cutter stamp sets coordinate so well with the Suite Seasons stamp set that I decided to make a few more cards using these sets together. Make sure and stop back by this week to see all the fun I had today!!

The Suite Seasons stamp set is on sale right now...



And for this week only Stampin' Up! is having an Online Extravaganza with up to 40% off of fabulous Stampin' Up! products!!!


So be sure to stop by my Stampin' Up! website and place your order TODAY!!



Our neighbors invited over for Thanksgiving this year. I think I will bring this card along as a thank you.

Enjoy your family and friends this Thanksgiving and remember to count your blessings!!

Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Merry Everything

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I am in LOVE with the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits!!!!



Supplies:

Stamps: Suite Seasons
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer, This Christmas DSP
Ink: Garden Green
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Pine Bough Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Taffeta Ribbon



When I make a lot of the same card, I like to get all my pieces ready before I begin assembly. Also, when I know I will be making more than one card, I try to keep the layout clean and simple. This keeps me from going crazy cutting and prepping and stamping tons of pieces.




This was only 12 cards so it didn't take very long. Even though it is simple, it still has lots of interesting details: the embossed background, the stitched frame layered on the Cherry Cobbler scallop, the gorgeous ribbon, and of course a little sparkle from the Glimmer paper. Cards don't always have to be complicated to have the "WOW" factor.




Make sure you add the Stitched Shapes Framelits on your next order. You won't be sorry!!



There is only a few days left to get a GREAT DEAL on some fabulous Stampin' Up! stamp sets!!! Select stamp sets (that just happen to coordinate with the Stitched Shapes Framelits!!) are 25% off until November 30th!!




I had earned a little Stampin' Up! bonus this year and decided to surprise my current customers with a gift. The Suite Seasons stamp set is one of the sets on sale right now. This stamp set can be found on page 43 of the Holiday Catalog.



It's a great set to add to your collection because it can be used for numerous special occasions and IT'S ON SALE RIGHT NOW!! 

If you are still on the fence and need a little extra encouragement, here are more beautiful samples from Stampin' Up!


And this week only Stampin' Up! is offering an AMAZING SALE!!!


So many favulous Stampin' Up! products for up to 40% off!!

Make sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website TODAY!!



I've got the rest of the week off from work and school. I hope to put up our Christmas tree and do a little stamping in between. I hope you enjoy your week as well.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!!
An Happy Shopping!!
Krystal

Monday, November 21, 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 24 Hour FLASH SALE!!!

Hey Stampin' Friends!!!

This week Stampin' Up! is having an AWESOME Online Extravaganza Sale!!! 

And TODAY ONLY they are having a 24 HOUR FLASH SALE on selected items!!!


Check out those AMAZING DEALS!!!

Make sure you visit my website TODAY to see everything that is on sale!!!


Here is the link to my Stampin' Up! website:


I think I may need to buy myself a few Christmas gifts!!

Have fun shopping!!

Krystal

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends - Back To School

Hi Stampin' Friends!

Back in August I had the privilege to be a part of the Craft Project Central Guest Design Team. I had a blast coming up with my projects. I don't think I've shared them all in one blog post, so I thought I would do that today. Enjoy!











As you can see, I highlighted the Foxy Friends set. So stinkin cute!!

If you haven't ordered your Stitched Shapes Framelits yet, Here's a little YouTube video to entice you. :)




Have a great day!
Keep on Stampin'!!

Krystal

Friday, November 18, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends - Merry Christmas!!

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I will be sharing my final card from my Foxy Friends Online Card Class. Typically I post all four cards four days in a row. But since I currently do not have as much time to blog, I decided to spread out the love a little bit. :)

I'm hoping I will get a chance to stamp and blog during Thanksgiving break. I have so many fabulous stamp sets from the Holiday catalog that I have not touched yet. It makes me so sad!!

Here is a little Christmas cheer to get you ready for the season.


Supplies:

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Snow Place (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Perfect Pines Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Candy Dots, Early Espresso Ribbon (retired)



Kit Includes:

1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Soft Sky embossed card front
1 - Early Espresso scallop circle
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - A Little Foxy DSP banner
1 - Pear Pizzazz tree
1 - Whisper White strip
1 - Candy Dot
1 - Early Espresso ribbon



Instructions:

Attach the Soft Sky embossed card front to the Whisper White card base. 
Attach the A Little Foxy DSP banner to the left side of the card front.
Stamp the reindeer body using Crumb Cake ink. In order to get the little white dots to appear on his forehead, do not over ink your stamp and remember to stamp lightly.
Stamp his antler, eyes, and legs using Early Espresso ink.
Attach the Whisper White circle to the Early Espresso scallop circle.
Attach your Candy Dot nose.
Attach to circle to the card front using Dimensionals.
Attach the Pear Pizzazz tree to the card front using Dimensionals. 
Stamp the sentiment of your choice using Pear Pizzazz ink. Trim if necessary.
Tie the Early Espresso ribbon to the left side of your card.
You are finished!!


I just love all the cute critters you can create with the Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating Fox Builder Punch. if you have little children in your world, you need to get your hands on this stamp set. SO MUCH FUN!!!



If you are on the fence about getting the new Stitched Shapes Framelits or any of the selected stamps sets that are currently an additional 25% off, then you should go on a tour of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop. Trust me when I say you will want ALL. OF. THE. THINGS. by the time you get to the end.

You can start the hop HERE at Cindy Schuster's blog, nutmeg creations. Expect to be amazed at the talent. These girls are GOOD!!

Thanks again for stopping by.
Soon I will be sharing my own "Stitched from the Heart" card that I created with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Suite Seasons stamp set.

Happy Stampin'!
Krystal

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends - Happy Birthday!!

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I hope you are having a fabulous week!! My new school quarter started last week. I go to class on Monday and Tuesday nights from 5pm to 10pm. I'm usually wiped out on Wednesday and come home and take a little catnap after work. Gotta keep my self rested up to face that mountain of homework that awaits me each week!!

Today I have the third card from my Foxy Friends Online Card Class.



Supplies:

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Tin of Cards
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Layers Circles Framelits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Melon Mambo Ribbon (retired), Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)




Kit Includes:

1 - Melon Mambo card base
1 - Basic Black card front layer
1 - A Little Foxy DSP striped card front
1 - Melon Mambo scalloped circle
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Melon Mambo DSP balloon
1 - Melon Mambo DSP strip
1 - Melon Mambo ribbom
1 - Basic Black ribbon



Instructions:

Attach the striped A Little Foxy DSP card front onto the Basic Black card front layer. Attach layered card front onto the Melon Mambo card base.
Stamp the raccoon body using Smoky Slate ink onto the Whisper White circle. Stamp the tail stripes, paws, and mask using Basic Gray ink. Stamp the eyes and nose using Basic Black ink. If you mess up your stamping, flip the circle over and try again.
Attach your adorable raccoon onto the Melon Mambo scallop circle.
Attach the Melon Mambo DSP strip to the card front. 
Attach your Melon Mambo scallop circle on top of the DSP strip using Dimensionals.
Stamp the sentiment of your choice using Melon Mambo ink.
Attach the Melon Mambo DSP balloon using Dimensionals.
Tie a small bow with the Melon Mambo ribbon and attach it to the ear of your raccoon using Glue Dots.
Tie the Basic Black Grosgrain ribbon around the top of your card.
Viola! You are finished!!

Simple and sweet. I think that's how you could probably describe 95% of my cards. It's just my stampin' style.

If you plan on placing an order soon, don;t forget to add the Stitched Shapes Framelits to your order. They are FABULOUS!!!

I will be sharing a card using them in a few days.

Also, Stampin' Up! is currently offering 25% off select stamps sets that coordinate with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.


Be sure to stop by my Stampin' Up! website and check it out!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Come again and see my last Foxy Friends card.
Keep on Stampin!
Krystal

Monday, November 14, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends - Hello

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I had so much fun creating cute little critters for my Foxy Friends Online Card Class!! It's amazing how each one takes on a different personality. Today's card features an adorable kitten.



Supplies:

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Fox Builder Punch, Layering Circle Framelits, Silver Ribbon (retired)




Kit Includes:

1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Calypso Coral card front
1 - A Little Foxy DSP strip
1 - Pool Party scalloped circle
1 - Whisper White circle
1 - Smoky Slate piece
1 - Calypso Coral piece
1 - Silver Ribbon




Instructions:

Attach Calypso Coral card front onto Whisper White card base.
Attach A Little Foxy DSP strip to the bottom of the card front.
Using the Pool Party scallop circle as a placement guide, stamp the vines onto the card front using Calypso Coral ink.
Stamp the sentiment of your choice using Calypso Coral ink.
Using Smoky Slate ink, stamp the kittens face onto the Smoky Slate cardstock. Punch out using the Fox Builder Punch. Do the same with the legs.
Punch out the ears and nose from the Calypso Coral cardstock. Glue to the head using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
Attach the Whisper White circle onto the Pool Party scalloped circle.
Attach your kitten onto the Whisper White circle using Dimensionals.
Attach the circle onto the card front using Dimensionals.
Tie the ribbon.

I love the little tilt of the kitten face. Just adds so much more cuteness.

Don't forget that Stampin' Up! is offering select stamp sets at 25% off until November 30th!!



And have you seen the new Stitched Framelits? LOVE!!!



I hope you enjoyed the and today.
I have two more cards to share this week, so be sure to check in again.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Krystal

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends - Just Because

Hey Stampin' Friend!!

Long time no blog!!! So sorry I've been MIA. I started an accelerated teacher credential program in August and homework has sucked up ALL of my stamping time and I miss it so much!!!!

But I'm super excited to finally become a teacher. It's only been about 25 years in the making. I graduated from college and attended a teaching credential program and then I fell in love and got married and never finished my credential. So I'm back at it and since I'm still lovin' the same guy, I plan on finishing this time. :)

Back in August I offered an online card class featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating punch. I never had time to get the card kits together and sent to my customers until last week. They are so gracious for having to wait so long. I can not apologize enough for the delay.

So today I have the first of four cards from that class.


Supplies:

Stamps: Foxy Friend, Tin of Cards
Paper: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Accessories: Fox Builder Punch, Woodland Embossing Folder




Kit Includes: 

1 - Cajun Craze card base
1 - Crumb Cake embossed card front
1 - A Little Foxy strip
1 - Crumb Cake piece to stamp stump on
1 - Whisper White piece to stamp fox on
1 - Early Espresso Ribbon (retired)




Instructions:

Stamp fox pieces using Cajun Craze ink onto Whisper White cardstock. When stamping this image, make sure you do not over-ink your stamp. If you do, you will loose the details of the speckles on his face. I stamped him twice and hand cut him out so I could layer his head over his body using Dimensionals.
Stamp the stump image using Early Espresso ink onto the Crumb Cake cardstock. Cut out by hand.
Attach the Crumb Cake embossed card front onto the Cajun Craze card base. 
Stamp the sentiment of your choice onto the Little Foxy DSP piece before attaching it to the card front. 
Attach the stump onto the card front.
Attach the cute little fox onto the stump using Dimensionals.
Tie the ribbon.

Super cute. Super simple.

I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for ten years. This is the first time ever that I am worried about keeping my minimums. I just don't have time for stamping classes right now because of school. And there are so many AMAZING products in the Holiday Catalog that I want to play with!! As soon as I am finished with school, I plan on getting back into my monthly Online Card Classes. But until then, could I please ask you to consider placing a small order to help keep me in business? I would really appreciate it!!! 

THANK YOU!!!
I really appreciate all of my loyal customers. 
I wouldn't be here without you!!

Enjoy your day and stamp when you can!!

Krystal