Stamp, Stock and Save deal from Stampin’ Up!

In honor of World Card Making day coming up this weekend Stampin’ Up! is offering some extra special deals this week! From October 1-6 you’ll be able to purchase select ink pads assorted paper packs, envelopes, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! stamps are 20%! Check out the selection below:Stamp Stock and Save

If you need any of these awesome staples or one of the fun stamp sets contact me to order at 847-854-7934 or use my website to order at

Happy Shopping!

~ Kristal

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals September 30 through October 6 2014

Weekly deals are here, check them out!

weekly deals Sept 30 through Oct 6 2014

Simply click on the picture to shop for what you need!

~ Kristal

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek # 2 – Christmas Trees

Happy Saturday!

I am back with another sneak pick from the Stampin’  Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog! Once again, you can purchase items from this catalog as of August 28th.  I decided to make a little Christmas card with some of my new goodies and here is what I came up with:


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I truly love so many of the new goodies in the catalog! For this card I used the new Tree Punch available in the Holiday Catalog. It has a matching stamp set but since I didn’t have that yet I decided to just punch some of the new DSP!  The paper for the trees is this fantastic, thick kraft cardstock with beautiful designs in coordinating Red and Greens. The paper is called Under the Tree Specialty DSP. Be sure not to miss this paper and it is truly beautiful.  The other item used on this card from the new Catalog is The Be Merry Stamp. It is from a new set called Holiday Invitation which would be a great one to choose if you are planning to have any holiday parties. This set includes invite wording for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and one stamp that could be for any party occasion.

The remaining items on the card are all available now with the exception of the Chevron Paper. Unfortunately that one is last years holiday DSP and I just loved the way it looked so I used it.

I hope you like this card and if you need the new catalog coming out on August 28, just let me know!

I have also decided it would be fun to enter this card into a new challenge blog I found over at Christmas Card Challenge Blog.  The current challenge #36 is to use an embellishment so my cute little button and linen thread should fit!

Happy Crafting everyone!

~ Kristal

Supplies used ( All Stampin’ Up Products)

  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Paper: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Kraft, Under the Tree Specialty DSP (available August 28) and Season of Style DSP paper stack (no longer available)
  • Stamps:  Holiday Invitation (available August 28)
  • Embellishments:  Basic Metal Buttons and Linen Thread
  • Tools: Tree Punch (available August 28)and my Paper trimmer

Sunday Challenges

Hello friends and followers,

I am very excited to be posting something today because I am less then one week post op from having back surgery. The fact that I feel well enough to actually sit in a chair for a while gets me excited!! I am not out of the woods yet and still need to change positions often but I was able to make one card and I was thrilled about it. Lets hope I continue to improve and eventually will be pain free! Now, on to the challenges!

I found so many great ones out there I could not make up my mind and decided I would make a card that fit multiple challenges.  So this card is going to be submitted for:

Freshly Made Sketches challenge #147

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Colour Me Creative Challenge # 31

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and The Paper Players Theme Challenge # 207 – Buttons

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What a fun and easy card to make! I needed to make a birthday card for my Sister-n-law and I wanted something a bit more modern and simple. I think this card is both. For the Colour Me challenge I was required to use So Saffron, Hello Honey and Strawberry Slush.  I went digging in my papers to see what pretty Designer Series paper I might have and found I had some nice options for Hello Honey and Strawberry Slush, but I could not find anything in So Saffron. So I decided to make my own Designer paper! I just stamped some white paper with the Dotty Angles Stamp using So Saffron ink and voila, a pattern was made! I like the way it turned out.  I am also finding I really like that  Happy Hooray stamp set. I have already used it 3 times and I have only had a it a few weeks.  Don’t you love it when a set you aren’t sure about turns out to be one you love? 🙂

Now that I have had some time to create, it is time for me to rest. I can’t sit for too long so my back heals properly.

Happy crafting!


Supplies used ( All Stampin’ up! products):

  • Inks: So Saffron, Hello Honey and Strawberry Slush
  • Paper: Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Smokey Slate Whisper White, Moonlight DSP pack, and Confetti Celebration DSP.
  • Stamp Sets: A Happy Hooray and Dotty Angles
  • Embellishments: Whisper White Baker’s Twine and Basic Metal Buttons
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer and Paper Snips

Catherine & Cathy July Tags Challenge – Color Blocking

I will admit, making tags is not something I seem to have great skill in completing.  It is funny really because how hard can it be to make a tag, right? But for some reason I just stare at my paper wondering what in the world I will come up with… except this time!  For some reason I had an idea pop into my head the minute I saw the  July Tags Challenge theme at Catherine & Cathy Create!  I just grabbed a piece of scrap paper nearby and went with it. That is probably how I need to think about it from now on. You can’t force creativity! With that said, here is my creation:


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A simple tag ready to be attached to a yummy treat or small gift.

Now I am off to see what else I can create….well after I get done with my workday anyway. 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

~ Kristal

Supplies Used (All Stampin’ Up products)

  • Ink: Lost Lagoon
  • Paper: Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Moonlight DSP paperstack
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Punch, Circle Die and various circle punches
  • Stamp set: A Happy Hooray
  • Embellishments: Lost Lagoon 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon