Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits makes the perfect winter card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have been a busy bee making birthday cards for family members who have birthday’s in January.  I have 5 birthdays in my family in January so I am always trying to come up with winter theme ideas for the cards I make during this month. I was able to come up with this pretty card that also uses one of my favorite stamp sets – Eastern Beauty!

It was so fun to make this pretty ombre’ look using one of the stamps from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I highly recommend getting this stamp set because the versatility of it is amazing!  I used Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Softy Sky to get the ombre’ effect. When doing something like this you have to decide on the pattern you will use and stick with it.  I was actually reminding myself when to turn the stamp around the opposite direction out loud so I would not mess up!  😀  I used a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set and then punched it out with the Classic Label punch.  To give the sentiment a border I also used the punch on Temping Turquoise paper and then cut it in half. I adhered this to the back of the sentiment so it shows up on each end. I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut out pretty snowflakes in Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Soft Sky. I made a cluster of these snowflakes behind my sentiment and added some 1/8 inch sheer ribbon in Whisper White.   I added a Tempting Turquoise card stock layer and a Pool Party card base and finished things off with the some of the lighter Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Dots.

I hope this card gives you some inspiration for your crafts!

~Kristal

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A Magical Unicorn Birthday Card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a creation that showcases some fun products from the New 2018 Occasions catalog! This card is filled with color and magic!

This unicorn is so cute!  She was colored in using many of the awesome blends we have to get that rainbow mane.  This stamp is from the new stamp set Magical Day which is full of magical characters!  I plan to make a few more cards with this set because it is super fun to use the Blends to color in the characters. All the characters in the set have framelits to match too!  To make the pink and blue swished background I just lightly brushed my Blends in Pool Party and Pink Pirouette across Whisper White paper. I also added in some clear Wink of Stella.  Then I used the star stamps from the same stamp set to make a design with the stars in both Pool Party and Powder Pink.  I then cut circles out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and the New Myths and Magic Specialty paper.  I also cut a slightly smaller circle for the sentiment in Whisper White.  The sentiment used is from the Magical Mermaid stamp set and it was stamped in Melon Mambo.  I wanted to add some more whimsy so I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut out random shapes in Powder pink.  I finished things off by adding Glitter Enamel Dots and layering the focal point on Powder Pink and Pool Party Paper.

The Magical Day stamp set is truly the perfect set for making cards for kids.  Well, maybe even adults who are kids at heart too.  🙂

I hope you are checking out the many adorable items available in the new catalog. Remember, if you need a catalog let me know and I can send one your way!

~Kristal

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The New Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog is Here!!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is the day the new Catalog is available! Woo-hoo!!  I am working on some fun creations, but here is a video to show you many of the fabulous things you can get!

 

Don’t forget that it is also Sale-A-Bration too!!

What is Sale-A-Bration you ask?  Why, it is the biggest sale of the year!

You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order! Here are the details:

Sale-A-Bration Sales Period is: January 3 – March 31, 2018

During this time for or every $50 USD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is an exciting new announcement for this year: New reward levels!

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50 USD, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100 USD, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150 USD, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!

 So be sure and check out all the new items available by shopping my website at:
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/thescraptree/
Need an Occasions catalog in hand?  Just let me know and I can ship one your way!
Happy Shopping!
~Kristal

 

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year dear crafty friends!

I wanted to be sure and wish all of my followers a blessed and prosperous new year!  I am very grateful that you choose to follow my blog and keep up with my creations.  I hope I have inspired you to create throughout 2017 and that I will continue to do that for you in 2018!

In just two days the new Occasions catalog will be live!  Of course, I always look forward to the new items available. But sometimes I also struggle to let go of my retiring favorites.  Today I am sharing a card that uses retiring paper and a stamp set I love.  You can still get the stamp set and paper used in this card, but only today and tomorrow!

This paper is so very pretty!  I chose to color in the white background of the paper using a brayer and Fresh Fig ink.  It is much more striking in person that what shows in the picture.  The paper used is the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer paper.  I rarely use up an entire paper pack, but with this paper I did! The stamp set used is the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  It has many stamps that can be used as fun backgrounds and the perfect sentiment for new year wishes! The layered papers used in this card are Champagne Foil, Whisper White and Fresh Fig.  I used copper embossing powder to make the circle and the sentiment really pop.  I added some mini sequins for just a little more flair.

I hope this gives you inspiration to start creating a year of joy and happiness for 2018!

Check back soon for all the info on the NEW catalog coming in just 2 days!!

~Kristal

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