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I have really liked working with the Garden Impressions Suite. The Abstract Impressions stamp set, Springtime Impressions Thinlit dies and Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack give you so many options. I wanted to design a card that used the Thinlit traditional way- to cut out, and then also to emboss with the embossing mat. This is what I came up with. I folded the card in 1/2, and then folded the front flap back. I opened up the card and then use the butterfly thinlit and embossing mat to emboss the butterfly on the inside of the card. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
When I saw our Lined Alphabet Bundle in the catalog, it went on my wish list. It is a bit spendy, but is pretty awesome! It is a great choice to get as a 1/2 price item if you host a larger workshop. I was a little nervous to use it, but the video is super helpful! We had my niece's birthday this past weekend, so I thought it would be a great time to try it out! I used her favorite colors. I stamped it after I cut it out. On Sunday there was a Stampin' Up Demonstrator event,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
Stampin Up offers several suites in the catalog. They each have several items that all coordinate. One of my favorite suites in the catalog is Abstract Impressions. The thinlits designer series paper and stamp set have so many possibilities! For this card I used 2 of our new colors, Shaded Spruce and Mango Melody. For the flower, I used Calypso Coral and first stamped off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped the shaded flower for the base of the flower, and then I stamped directly on the paper with the more detailed part of the flower. That... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
When I saw the Love You To Pieces Stamp set and Puzzle Dies, I knew I wanted to get them right away. We love puzzles at our house. We often have one going on our table. For the card I designed, I used our new embossing mats. They allow you to use your thinlits to emboss images using the Big Shot. I own so many thinlits, so this gives me so many mote options! For the card, I used the thinlit the traditional way to cut out the puzzle pieces using smoky slate card stock. I then got out my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
Garden Impressions is one of my favorite designer series papers in our new catalog. It is in a 6X6 pack. It is a part of our buy 3 get one free packs right now. You can shop online at to see all the options. I used our new color Shaded Spruce to stamp the greeting and for the green strip of card stock. When I stamped the flower, I first stamped off on a scrap piece to make it look lighter. It is easier to read the greeting that way. This is a pretty simple card that you can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
I love the greeting in Abstract Impressions stamp set: Kindness Changes Everything. This is so true! Kindness to those around you makes a HUGE difference. You could use many different greeting on this card. It would be great for a birthday, shower wedding, thinking of you, get well... I used our new Balmy Blue card stock for the card base and also for the thinlit flowers. When adhering the die cut flowers, you can use liquid glue or small amounts of adhesive. tams# 24670 Product List Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146982] $8.50 Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
July 1-31 buy 3 of the packs of Designer Series Paper listed below and get a 4th free. I can't wait for this sale to start. I am ordering several on the 1st! Which pack is your favorite? Comment below or on my facebook page for a chance to win a pack of Garden Impressions 6X6 designer series paper. I will put your names in a drawing on July 31st and the winner will receive the designer series paper. Item Description Page Price (USD) Price (CAD) 146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00 146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
I love the Picture Perfect Party Suite. I have used the Picture Perfect Party designer series paper on many cards in the past couple months. There are so many fun designs! I decided to make a split panel card that shows two different sheets of the designs. There are so many great options! This paper stack coordinates with Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. I made a video to show how to make this card. It is a quick an easy card to make, but the video has some helpful tips. The dimensions for the card: Card base: 4 1/4" X... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
We just celebrated my grandma's 90th birthday. Here she is with our kids. Isn't she cute! I decided to get out my Brusho Crystal Colour to make her birthday card. I thought it would be nice to make a background for the large flower that I cut out using the Rose Garden thinlits. This is the card I made: I cut out the flower image first using shimmer white paper and saved the piece of the outline of the flower. I put the outline of the flower down and used it as a stencil to get the area inside of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
I am really liking our new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. I used then to make this Valentine. Our Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series paper is so fun! It has shiny gold on one of the sides. I used Gold Foil paper to make the larger heart. I thought our Love Mini Tinsil Trim would be a good accent for the card. The rest of the supplies are below. tams# 20081 Product List Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes [145583] $8.00 Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper [145580] $13.00 Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
My son just turned 18. He is our oldest, and this is not going tp be an easy Spring with college choices and graduation. This is the card I made for him. It is a super quick card using Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper. The die cut numbers personalize it a little. It is his girlfriend's birthday this week too so I made this card for her using our Whisper White Narrow notecards and envelopes. I love the size! I used the same numbers and a different designer series paper from the same pack. tams# 19953 Product List Picture... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
When I saw the Fruit Basket Stamp Set, I thought it would be fun to do a non-traditional valentine. I saw a sample online by Amy K that used the heart framelit with the pears so I decided that would be a great way to have the sentiment and pears. I love the Tutti-Frutti 6X6 designer series pack. There are so many fun designs on it! I bought 2! tams# 19724 Product List Fruit Basket Photopolymer Stamp Set [145833] $16.00 Tutti-Frutti 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [145606] $10.00 Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies [141707] $35.00... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
Spend $50 now - March 31 and pick one of these itmes free! 3/8" (1 Cm) Shimmer Ribbon Pack [147243] Amazing You Clear-Mount Stamp Set [147215] Amazing You Wood-Mount Stamp Set [147212] Beautiful Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set [147239] Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper [147244] Epic Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set [147236] Epic Celebrations Wood-Mount Stamp Set [147232] Fête Épique Clear-Mount Stamp Set (French) [147328] Fleurs Sincères Clear-Mount Stamp Set (French) [147284] Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set [147202] Heartfelt Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set [147197] Joli Paon Photopolymer Stamp Set (French) [147324] Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp Set [147194] Mixed Medallions Card... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Stamping With Kristen
October is here, and Stampin Up has announced many items on sale! Several are only discounted until October 10th so don't wait too long to order! These stamps sets, Fast Fuse adhesive and Note Cards and envelopes are only on sale until the 10th. The Designer Series Paper is on sale all month. Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527] $6.00 $5.10 Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes [144236] $6.00 $5.10 Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set [143677] $21.00 $17.85 Brightly Lit Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set [144807] $17.00 $14.45 Merry Mistletoe Wood-Mount Stamp Set [143650] $27.00 $22.95 Merry Mistletoe Clear-Mount Stamp... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
The leaves in Minnesota are turning right now, and it is so pretty! Each day it looks a little different. I just love Fall leaves. I wanted to create a card using the leaves in Colorful Seasons with different shades in it. There are a few ways you can do this, but I chose to use stamp pads and a spritzer. To do this, pick 2 or more colors of stamp pads and stamp starting with the lightest color first. Take the second color and add it around the edges and a little in the middle. Spray a little water... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
Great Big Greetings has HUGE greetings in it. I made this card using the Spritzed Block technique I showed in my last blog post. I used Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Fresh Fig, and Peekaboo Peach markers on the E Acrylic Block. I then Spritzed it with water using our spritzer. It creates this fun background. Aren't the colors fun together? Sometimes when looking for inspiration for color combinations, I look to the colors in our Designer Series Paper packs. These colors I pulled from Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Each time you make a background using this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
I am loving the Colorful Seasons Stamp set. There are so many possibilities with it! This card makes me smile as I think of sitting in a chair like this at the beach reading while my family surfs. That is a favorite family trip for us- to the ocean. For this card I used markers on an acrylic block, and then spritzed it with water and then stamped with it. I made a little video showing how to do this technique. It is a quick way to make a background. I ran out of space on my phone so it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
I am having so much fun creating with Stampin Up's Color Theory Bundle. The first several cards I made used the colors in the Designer Series Paper stack, and so I decided to create a card that isn't bright. It is my first time using Tranquil Tide, a new In Color. I used the stamp pad, card stock, and ribbon. I like how the thinlit die empresses around the die cut image. I decided to use our Petal Burst embossing folder to add texture to the leaf. For the ribbon, I cut the Tranquil Tide ribbon a little wider than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
I love it! Thanks for the great pictures.
I just realized I never posted this before Valentines day! Oh well, I am still going to since you can still order the products used. I like the Sending Love Suite in the Occasions Catalog. For the card I made, I used Sealed with Love Stamp Set, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Sending Love ribbon combo pack, Love Notes Framelits all from the suite. tams# 11055 Product List Sealed With Love Photopolymer Stamp Set [142815] $21.00 Love Notes Framelits Dies [142752] $30.00 Big Shot [143263] $110.00 Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [142761] $8.50 Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
What do you think of the new Sale-A-Bration items? Which is your favorite? I wanted to design a card using the new Sale-A-Bration item 6X6 assorted glimmer paper right away. I was excited to see it with 3 fun colors- Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaroon, and Sweet Sugarplum. This is the card I came up with. I am able to die cut 4 circles from each 6X6 piece plus have extra strips for the bottom of the card. I die cut the circle and then also used the same circle die to cut out the "window" on the Basic Gray card... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
Stampin Up has added 3 new Sale-A-Bration items that starting tomorrow, Feb 21st, you can choose from when you place a $50 order. This first shows the 6x6 Glimmer paper that comes in an assortment pack of Mint Macaroon, Sweet Sugarplum, and Bermuda Bay. You get 4 6x6 sheets of each color. The next item is a stamp set called Reverse Words. Make a Medallion Stamps Set is the 3rd new item available. tams# 11859 Product List 6" X 6" (15.2 Cm X 15.2 Cm) Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack [143831] $7.50 Reverse Words (Clear) [143319] $14.00 Make A Medallion (Photopolymer)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
My friend turned 50 today and her husband had a surprise party for her on Friday. I knew I wanted to make a card using Number of Years stamp set. This is what I came up with. This is the first time I opened my Layering Circles Framelits. I was slow to buying them because I already had Circle Framelits that we used to sell. When they went on sale in December, I decided it was time to get them. I should not have waited. I LOVE them! It is so great having the layered scallops for the circles. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
Three ways to benefit during Sale-A-Bration! Spend $50 and earn a free set Host Collect $250 in orders and get an EXTRA $25 in free product That is a total of $50 in free products! Join Start your own business for $99 and get $125 worth of product and get an additional 2 free stamp sets from the catalog (that is an added value of up to an extra $104 in products) 2017 Sale-A-Bration items Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set [143272] Carried Away Designer Series Paper [143608] So Very Much Clear-Mount Stamp Set [143343] Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp Set [143314]... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Stamping With Kristen
You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets during the month of November. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. Greetings From Santa Wood-Mount Stamp Set [142069] $27.00 $20.25 Greetings From Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set [143269] $19.00 $14.25 Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set [142114] $21.00 $15.75 Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set [142049] $35.00 $26.25 Merry Mice Wood-Mount Stamp Set [142142] $23.00 $17.25 Merry Mice Clear-Mount... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Stamping With Kristen