Stampin’ Up! Big on Birthdays!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is the last day to order from the 2016-2017 catalog!  There are some sets that are carrying over, but not to many so grab what you love while you can!  Tomorrow will be an exciting day to see all of the goodies you can get in the new catalog, but today I am sharing a few things that are carrying over and a few things that aren’t!

To make this card I used the Big on Birthdays Stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  This stamp will be with us in the new catalog so you can continue to find fun ways to use all the good birthday sentiments it contains.  I stamped the sentiment, flowers and ribbon from the set in Basic Gray. I then used the Watercolor Pencils to color in the flowers.  These pencils will also still be with us in the new catalog – yay!   I also used wink of stella to color over all of the gray lettering.  That is hard to see in the picture but it really makes it pretty.  Wink of Stella in Clear is carrying over to the new catalog and I am so happy about that because I love it! The patterned paper I used is from the Little Foxy DSP set.  I believe this is actually sold out and it is not carrying over.  Don’t worry though, we have so many pretty new papers you will love!  The ribbon I used is also not carrying over.  This was a very quick card to make and could easily be changed up for the supplies you have available!

I will keep you posted on information regarding some of the new fun stuff the catalog coming out tomorrow will have in it.  I can hardly wait!

~Kristal

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful Mother’s Day!  I wish I could have spent the day with my mom, but she lives far from me so I couldn’t see her.  I will get to see her sometime soon though!  I have a pretty Mother’s Day card to share for you on this holiday.

This was made using that Oh So Succulent Stamp Set, The Succulent Framelit Dies and The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.  Sadly, Paper has sold out.  As of this writing it appears you can still get the Oh So Succulent Bundle that includes the Dies and The stamp set so if you love it, grab it while you can! The cardstock colors used for this card are Sweet Sugar Plum, Old Olive and Whisper White.  I stamped the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe.  I love that color, I am going to miss it!

I hope this card gives you some inspiration! It could easily be turned into a birthday card in a snap!

If you are a mother, I do hope you have been able to do something you love today!

~Kristal

Stampin’ Up! Graduation card with Pizzazz!

Hello Crafty Friends!

May has arrived and that means graduations are right around the corner!  I have got you covered with this great idea for a graduation card!

This card will really tell the recipient that it is time to celebrate!  To make this card I started with a Basic Black card base.  Then I used patterned paper from the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired-no longer available).  I cut the numbers out with the Large Number Framelits in Copper Foil paper.  I then used the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder to give the numbers a beautiful textured look. I used the graduate stamp from the Suite Sentiments stamp set.  I punched out confetti in the Copper Foil paper using the Sprinkles Punch (retiring, but still available at a great discount!).  This card was actually a pretty easy card to make, but the beautiful foil paper makes it look really special.

I hope this gives you some ideas for the next graduation card you need to make.  As always, thanks for stopping by to see my creations!

~Kristal

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