January 4, 2017
The Spring 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration 2017 Catalogs went live this morning and it must have created quite a commotion! I woke up to a message from our lovely CEO Sara Douglas on FB Live explaining that they had everyone hard at work fixing the online problem. No worries. I am sure things will be up and running soon. In the meantime…here is a glimpse of what is on my worktable this morning.
The Beautiful You Stamp Set (143637 clear block and 143004 wood block) is sure to be a huge favorite this Spring! I need to narrow down some of the ideas I’ve already pinned to my Pinterest board for the Beautiful You Stamp Set because I just don’t have enough hours in the day to make them all if I want to use my other Spring stamp sets. And I DO want to use them!!!
I have one card made from the Everyday Hero stamp set 143080. It will surely be another favorite.
To see more fun ideas from the Spring catties, check out my Pinterest Boards. https://www.pinterest.com/klspeer1/ or see the catalogs at http://kristyspeer.stampinup.net. “like” me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stampinupkristyspeer/
I am so excited!!!!! I got my Spring 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration demonstrator Pre-order today! I can’t wait to get started on making samples. Stampin’ Up! is always so on-trend with colors, patterns, and stamp images, you are going to love our newest products! Some of the items in my shipment are only available for $FREE with a minimum purchase during Sale-A-Bration Jan.4, 2017-March 31, 2017. I will post even more great SAB info soon. I am now booking workshops for January, February, and March, so contact me soon to get your workshop. http://krsityspeer.stampinup.net
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Click this link to see a video about the Stitched With Cheer Project Kit
This cute project kit makes 18 cards.
Stampin’ Up! has what has to truly be one of my all time favorite stamp sets with matching Thinlits Die set. I was so sad when I learned that this set would only be available from Aug. 2, 2016-August 31, 2016 or while quantities last, that I decided to make 31 cards in 31 days! These are the first 18. I will give details about each card, including the name of the artist who inspired the card below. Order this stamp set from my web site before it is too late! #31cards31days I am posting each new card on my Facebook page Kristy’s Stamp and Create, add a link on my Twitter page @klspeer1, and on Instagram
I have over 200 pins of Thoughtful Branches ideas on my Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Pinterest Board. I add more every day!
Day 1- Christmas Cardinal – I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything)this from Dena Rekow .
When I get inspiration from another artist, sometimes it looks very much like the card, and sometimes it is just similar. I used Real Red cardstock 102482 for the base, Crumb Cake cardstock 120953 for the front panel (4″X5.25″). I stamped the trees in Tip Top Taupe ink, a 2015-2017 In Color 142234, the ground in Very Vanilla ink spot that came in the 2016 April Paper Pumpkin kit and highlighted it with the Stampin’ Up! Chalk Marker 132133. II cut the bird from a scrap of Real Red Cardstock, and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Reason for the Season stamp set 139730 because I thought this font worked perfectly with the card. I stamped it in Real Red ink. It is hard to tell from the picture, but I cut a Stampin’ Dimensional in half to adhere the bird, and Used Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430 on the back of the Crumb Cake cardstock to add dimension to the card. Stampin’ Dimensionals are one of my most used products that Stampin’ Up! sells.
I made this card using, the Stampin Up Mosaic Madness stamp set, basic black, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White paper and inks, the Quaternary Designer Series Paper, and mosaic punch. I used three layers of punching to create dimension. I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock using the mosaic embossing folder. Then I punch out sections, so that I could use that piece sandwiched between the black underneath and the stamped mosaic images above the sandwiched piece.i used Dimensionals to raise the black and yellow punched pieces up higher than normal. The acetate overlay across the top really finished off the card nicely.
I joined a Stampin Up summer swap and this is the punch art I came up with. While its not the only baby punch art that I’ve seen, it is the first one just like this. I used the bird punch for most of the body. I used the wings for arms and legs, and the hands and feet are cut from the little labels punch pack. I was especially happy with how well the little label punch,with just a snip here or there, made perfect little hands and feet. I found out that the cherries from the cupcake punch made perfect ears and the bow. The eyes came from the candle flame of the cupcake punch. I used a little linen thread for the hair. I used circle punches and a scallop punch for the rest of the baby. I used Stampin Write markers to draw the face, and a dauber to add a little blush to the cheeks. I also inked around some of the edges.