Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Calling All Guy Greetings JO Fundraiser Cards

Hi Stamping Friends!

I still have time before I leave for the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics with my daughter, so I thought I would share a few more cards from our Greeting Card Fundraiser.

These are the "boy" cards that were part of the bundle...

Stamps: Calling All Heroes
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Retired DSP
Accessories: Circle Punches, Brads (retired)

Stamps: Guy Greetings
Paper: River Rock (retired), Retired DSP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Tag Topper Punch, Jute (non-SU)

I usually lean more towards "girlie" cards, but since I was doing a card bundle, I wanted to make sure I included some "man" cards. I like how these turned out and I hope the folks that received them did to.

Only two more days and I will be driving my girl all over Orange County, CA watching her beast it up in the pool. Go Carlsbad!!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Stampin' Up! Birthday Greeting Cards and Water Polo

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Well this month has been a crazy, busy month. I don't think I've put away my overnight bag for weeks. By the time I unpack it, it's time to pack again. And with gas prices at 4 bucks a gallon here in SoCal, I don't even want to imagine how many greenbacks I've burned in my tank!!

In between all the driving and overnight stays, I've been busily stamping for the Greeting Card Fundraiser I did for my daughter's USA Water Polo Junior Olympics which starts this Thursday.

I created 23 assorted bundles of 5 cards in each bundle. That's 115 cards baby!! (I still have to create 10 cards, but we are not going to think about that right now.) :)

I thought I would start sharing a few of the cards I created. I used up a lot of retired products which feels amazing. And makes room for new goodies!!!

Stamps: Big News
Paper: Coastal Cabana (retired), Whisper White, SAB DSP (retired)
Accessories: Candy Dots, Deco Label Framelits, Ruffled Ribbon (retired)

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life, Four You (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Lovely Lilac (REALLY Retired!) Misc. Retired DSP
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Large Polka Dot EF, Pearl Jewels, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

It's kind of fun to mix the old with the new. But it's actually a little stressful designing the card bundles. You want to make sure it's a nice mix of male/female, young/old, cutesy/elegant. It's not easy!!

But I am so thankful for everyone who placed orders. I'm thinking of doing another card fundraiser soon to help fund our church planting ministry here in North County. It's nice to be able to help out my family while I do something that I love!!

Hopefully in between wash, paying bills, setting up baby sitting arrangements, packing (AGAIN!!), making phone calls, etc... I will be able to share more cards tomorrow.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

July Online Stamp Class: Garden in Bloom

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Just wanted to pop in real quick and let you know the details about my July Online Stamp Class:

Joining is easy.

Just go to my website and order:

Garden in Bloom stamp set #139433
Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set #140273

Do NOT forget to use Hostess Code: VRW33DG6

Place your order before July 25th and I will mail you a FREE card kit using both of these stamp sets.

If you already own either of these sets but still want to join, just place an order using the above Hostess Code for a minimum of $41 and I will mail you the card kit as well.

See. Super easy!!

If you have any questions just email me at krystalscards(at)sbcglobal(dot)net.

Sorry to be MIA lately. Last week I was in Iowa. My good friend's daughter got married and I was the personal attendant. What an amazing day!! Here we are looking all pretty:

And even though I'm not posting much, I am stamping. Right now I'm stamping my monthly thank you cards for all of our supporters. I'm also working on cards for my daughter's water polo Junior Olympics fundraiser.

So stay tuned. When I'm all done I'll have plenty to blog about.

Until then... STAMP SOMETHING!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life Ice Cream Clouds

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

As promised, I'm posting two days in a row so I can share all the fun details of my Sprinkles of Life June Online Stamp Class cards with all of my class members. I mailed their kits on Monday and want to make sure they have all the instructions available when their kits arrive so they can enjoy all kinds of stamping fun!!

The Sprinkles of Life stamp set is the 2015 Ronald McDonald House Charities "Make a Difference" stamp set. Every year Stampin' Up! chooses one stamp set that helps support the RMHC. For every Sprinkles of Life set that is sold, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to RMHC. So it's a great reason to "have to" buy stamps!! :)

And I love that they have a coordinating punch (the Tree Builder punch) for this set. I'm a sucker for "matchy-matchy" things.

Here are the last two cards from my class...

Sprinkles of Life card #3

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, In-Color Envelope Paper
Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Decorative Dots EF, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Oval Framelits, Label Bracket Punch, White Satin Ribbon

Kit Includes:

1 - Tip Top Taupe card base
1 - Whisper White card front
1 - Pink Pirouette embossed card front
1 - Watermelon Wonder striped oval
1 - Tea Lace Paper Doily
1 - Crumb Cake piece for stamping
1 - Tip Top Taupe piece for stamping
1 - Pink Pirouette piece for stamping
1 - Whisper White piece for stamping
1 - Whisper White Label Bracket punch for sentiment
1 - Whisper White Satin Ribbon


Glue Pink Pirouette embossed card front to Whisper White card front.
Glue Whisper White card front to Tip Top Taupe card base.
Glue Watermelon Wonder striped oval to Tea Lace Paper Doily.
Glue Tea Lace Paper Doily to center of card.
Using Tip Top Taupe (or any light brown) ink, stamp the cone image onto the Crumb Cake cardstock. Cut out using scissors.
Using Tip Top Taupe ink, stamp the "ice cream scoop" image onto the Tip Top Taupe cardstock. Punch out with Tree Builder punch.
Using Pink Pirouette (or any light pink) ink, stamp the "ice cream scoop" image onto the Whisper White and Pink Pirouette cardstock. Punch out with Tree Builder punch.
Using Dimensionals, attach your stacked ice cream cone to the center of the Watermelon Wonder striped oval.
Add "cherry" on top (previously stamped).
Using Watermelon Wonder (or any bright pink) ink, stamp your sentiment onto the Whisper White Label Bracket punch.
Using Dimensionals, attach sentiment to right side of card.
Tie Whisper White Satin Ribbon to top of card.

As a kid, one of my favorite flavors of ice cream was Neopolitan. I think that's why I love this card so much. It's a sweet reminder of many lazy, summer days eating ice cream on my grandparents front porch. Tip Top Taupe is the perfect "chocolate ice cream" color!!

Sprinkles of Life card #4

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Smoky Slate
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer, Vellum, Smoky Slate DSP
Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Dazzling Details, Silver Ribbon

Kit Includes:

1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Pool Party card front
1 - Smoky Slate DSP strip
1 - Whisper White piece for stamping
1 - Smoky Slate piece for stamping
1 - Whisper White banner for sentiment
1 - Vellum "cloud"
1 - Silver Glimmer "cloud"
1 - Silver Glimmer "raindrop"
1 - Silver ribbon


Glue Smoky Slate DSP strip to left side of Pool Party card front.
Glue Pool Part card front to Whisper White card base.
Using Smoky Slate ink (or any light gray) ink, stamp the "cloud" image onto the Whisper White and Smoky Slate pieces. Punch out using Tree Builder punch.
Temporarily position your clouds on your card front. Stamp the raindrop image using Smoky Slate ink.
Glue the Smoky Slate cloud onto the Silver Glimmer cloud.
Using Dimensionals, attach the Whisper White and Smoky/Silver cloud to the card front.
Using a Glue Dot, attach the vellum cloud under the Whisper White cloud onto of the Pool Party card front. (It is "raised" like the other clouds.)
Using Dazzling Details, fill in your raindrops. Let dry completely.
Stamp your sentiment onto your banner using Smoky Slate ink. Add silver raindrop.
After Dazzling Detail raindrops are dry, attach your sentiment banner to the left side of your card front using Dimensionals.
Tie Silver ribbon around the top of your card.

And you're done!!

Whenever I finish a card and look at it too long, I always think of things I would have done differently. On this card I wish I would have embossed the vellum cloud with the Decorative Dots EF. Just to give it a little more texture. And I also wish I had purchased the Silver Metallic Thread because it would have been the perfect addition to swirl under the sentiment banner. Or maybe if I had the Silver Sequin Trim I could have added that somewhere. But you can't use what you don't have. Guess that means I have some shopping to do!!! ;)

I'm so enjoying these monthly Online Stamp Classes. I hope you are too. 

I was going to do the Tin of Cards for my July class, but it has been so overwhelmingly popular, that it is on backorder. So I can't decide which stamp set to use next. What do you think?

- Watercolor Words
- Garden in Bloom
- Build a Birthday
- Watercolor Wings

Help me choose! Leave a comment before the 4th of July and I will randomly select one commenter to receive a Luck Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!!

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