Monday, March 28, 2016

Only 3 Days Left!

There are three days left to get in on the 2016 Sale-A-Bration deals! That means for every $50 in product you buy you get to choose a FREE item! Double the fun and order your three month subscription to Paper Pumpkin and not only will you get a Free item but you will save $5 on Paper Pumpkin. The April box will have an extra stamp set in it to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 3 year anniversary! Don't miss out! Paper Pumpkin kits get delivered straight to your door. It is like a 30 minute "Me Time" package sent to you at just the right time. It is filled with directions, all the supplies and accessories, an ink spot and an exclusive stamp set only available with Paper Pumpkin. Plus you get to choose which months you want it sent! Contact me or go to get started! After you get your promotion code go to to get your April box sent to you!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stampin' With Kris: Bear Hug Birthday

Stampin' With Kris: Bear Hug Birthday: While hanging out with my Stampin' Up! demonstrator peeps I was introduced to this cute little bear!  We were all in the partying mood ...

Bear Hug Birthday

While hanging out with my Stampin' Up! demonstrator peeps I was introduced to this cute little bear!  We were all in the partying mood and created a card with the Bear Hugs stamp set and thinlits, Party Pants and Balloon Celebration stamp sets, and the Bouquet Punch.  That's not all that makes this card super cute.  Check out the simple fold, it's just the white piece that flips up! 
There is one more week to get your own Party Pants stamp set FREE with a order of $50 in product!  Place your order today so you don't miss out!

Helping Me Grow

There's nothing better then getting together with a good friend and creating together.  Just like matching two stamps sets together to compliment  each other, that's what Timeless Textures and Helping Me Grow do together.  We used aqua painters to create the shading on the flowers and Tip Top Taupe with Timeless Textures and a sponge to soften the look of the card.  What are some of your favorite combinations?  

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Free Paper Pumpkin Stamp!

March is a big month for Paper Pumpkin–it's our third birthday and we just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, we are sending an exclusive stamp set called All about Everything in ALL of the April Paper Pumpkin kits. We’re keeping the artwork a surprise, but we are sure you’ll love EVERYTHING about it! Sign up by April 10 to get in on the fun.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Candy Box

Candy Box

Cardstock  5" x 5 1/2"   Score on the short side at 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 3/4", 3 3/4" and 5".  Score on the long side at 1" and 4 1/2"
2 designer papers at 7/8" x 3 3/8" and 2 designer papers at 1 1/8" x 3 3/8"
14" of coordinating ribbon
The Washi Label Punch or the banner thinilit from the treat bag thinlits.
Stampin' Up! clear window sheets cut at 1" x3"

Cut off the little tabs from the 1/2" score line.  Then cut to the 1" line on all the ends.  These will be folded in to close the ends of the box.

Use your bone folder to crease the fold lines.  Use the snail adhesive to secure the designer paper.  Now you are ready to cut the window using either the Washi label punch or the banner thinilit from the treat bag thinlits (shown)

Use fast Fuse to seal the long sides together.  Close and fast fuse one end and fill with your favorite candy.  If some of the candy spills out onto your work space feel free to sample it! ; )

I use the ribbon to hole the top end together so the recipient can easily get to the candy.

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Stampin' With Kris Class Calendar for April and May

Happy First day of spring.  Today was my grandfather's favorite day of the year.  I happen to agree with him.  The animals are waking up and so is nature!  While I wait for the ground to dry out and warm up I will be in my classroom creating.  Won't you join me?

Customized Journals April 9th at 10:30 AM
Come and create a journal that reflects your style!  I will have a few sizes for you to choose from!  The cost is $10  Watch for samples on my blog

Card Class April 15th 4:30-8:30 PM or Saturday 16h at 10:30AM
Card Class - Come and Go 4:30-8:30PM $1 a card or free with a product order of $30 or more! Bring a new friend and get a prize!  Watch my blog for the cards we will be making and RSVP:

Candy Nugget Cake April  22nd 4:30 PM
Come make a Candy Nugget Cake! 
Cost is $15 and includes the tutorial and your choice of Paper; Cherry on Top, Go Wild or Pretty Petals RSVP by April 13th with which paper you want at

Rose Wonder Class, Friday, April 29 at 4:30
Rose Wonder Technique class. The techniques include; Stained GlassWatercoloringEmbossingPlus combining several of the above techniques!  What better way to maximize the versatility of one of the best stamp set and bundles ever!  Combine it with techniques! Class options include;
Best Value Class Includes everything to make these 5 awesome cards and more!  Rose Wonder Stamp set, Rose Garden Thinlits, Pre-cut cardstock & accessories kit   $65   
Class Only;  Pre-cut cardstock & accessories  $15  By mail add shipping charges.

am SUPER excited about this gorgeous class!  You'll make 5 gorgeous cards with matching envelopes.  Class Dates;  May 7th 10:30-1pm  RSVP by April 27th
Basic Class I already have Butterfly Basics - cuz I just had to have it! Cost is $15
Value Class I need Butterfly Basics Butterfly Basics (Photopolymer $41.50, Clear $51.75),   *merchandise totals before tax and shipping. Class Fee $10
Best Value Class I will place an order of 50$ so the class is free!

Card Class - Come and Go May 13th 4:30-8:30 PM or Saturday the 14th 11:30 AM $1 a card or free with a product order of $30 or more! Bring a new friend and get a prize!  Watch my blog for the cards we will be making and RSVP:

Love Blossoms Friday, May 20th at 4:30 PM
Back by popular demand the soft, flowery, feminine imagery is perfect for Mother's Day, weddings, showers, birthdays and so much more!   This class includes 8 gorgeous cards.
Basic Class - includes all Pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards Love Blossoms embellishment kit Cost $30
Value Class - includes all of the above PLUS Love Blossoms designer series paper stack, Blushing Bride glimmer paper and Love Blossoms cardstock pack. Cost $46  
Best Value - includes all of the above PLUS the Bloomin' Love stamp and Thinlit bundle Cost  $85  

Last Chance Friday, May 27th at 4:30
This is the last chance to order the items that will be retiring from the 2015-16 Catalog. Come and make a few creations with the retiring product and order yours.

Kris Hilgert Stampin' Up! Supervisor                    
6346 Highland Hills Blvd. S.                             
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Easter Lamb

I Love Ewe!  I also love this sweet little lamb!  I made this card with my friend in her studio and can't wait to make others in mine.  I plan on using it to make some baby shower cards.  Did you notice the glimmer tape?  Don't wait to get yours.  It will be GONE by the end of the month.  How about the Happy Heart Embossing Folder?   The detail around the punched out scallop was done with the Stampin' Up! pierce Mat and tool!  It is an easy and simple way to add detail.  Get your tools and start creating with me at

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

50th Birthday Card

You are One Hot Tamale!  A good friend of mine challenged me to make a card for her friend that was turning the big 50.  She wanted it to go along with her clever idea for a gift, a jar of hot tamales!  This is what I came up with!  I used part of the curvy box to make the jar and then used one of the balloons from the Balloon Builders stamp set that looks like a tamale.  The Gold Glimmer paper was prefect and so easy to use to create the number 50 with the Large Number Framelits.  So as 50 approaches some one you know, make them this card to tell them how "HOT" they still are!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Pedal Pusher

Spring is in the air and it's time to bring those bike's out.  Ok maybe after the sand is swept up off the streets.  Until then you can create with this little gem, Pedal Pusher.  You won't want to miss getting yours FREE (I placed my order)!    The set has many images to fill the cute little basket with!  I fell in love with is set as soon I  use the itty bitty punch to cover up the little oopss I made at the top!  This card was designed by my friend.  I can't wait to get my set, next Monday,  and start creating.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

March Card Class Samples

Card Class - Come and Go Pick one: Friday March 18th 4:30-8:30 or Saturday, March 19 10-30 -1:30 $1 a card! or free when you order $30 of product. Bring a new friend and get a prize! Watch my blog for the cards we will be making and RSVP @  Here are a few of the cards you can choose from!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Flower Patch Circle Card

Today I had a class called Speciality Folds.  My customers loved the ease of this card.  What do you need to make this card?  The Circle Card Thinlits, a Big Shot, the Flower Patch Stamp set, Flower Fair Framelits, some black and white paper, your favorite colors of ink and some rhinestones!  Yep that's it!  The Circle Card Thinlits and the Big shot does all the work for you so you can make this card in under 15 minutes!  Stop by my website and order yours now!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sprinkles of Life

Today was a perfect day, with a cherry on top!  The Sprinkles of Life stamp set always makes me smile.  Why?  1.  I am a sugar freak.  2. $3 goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities to keep families together while children are receiving medical treatment far from home. 3. The stamp set is one of the most versatile in the entire annual catalog!  Not only can you make cupcakes and ice cream but ice cream cones, clouds, baskets of flowers, and trees are all possible!  When you add the Tree Builder Punch you can make your creations 2D!  Order yours today and let Life begin!


Monday, March 7, 2016

Polka Dot Cone Bags

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way!  Hop on to my site and order your Polka Dot Cone Bags today!  They are easy to fill and fun to decorate!  This month I turned them into bunnies using the extra large oval punch and a leaf thinlit from Flower Fair!  Add some pink Pirouette on the cheeks and ears, the itty bitty heart punch for a nose  and poof, the bunnies are ready to fill your basket with cuteness!  I happened to make mine to jump onto my friend's desks at work, when they are on break!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Helping Me Grow

There are still 24 days left for me to meet my personal goals that I set for my Stampin' Up! Business...
And you can get FREE items by helping me! How you ask? Let me tell you
1. When you are one 6 people that place an order of $50 in product, you will get to choose a Free item from the
Sale-A-Bration catalog and I will meet my sales goal for the quarter!
2. When you are the first person to place an order of $150 in product, you will get 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice and I will give you the Helping Me Grow Stamp set for FREE! Then I am closer to meeting my sales goal and only need 3 people to order $50 in product
3. If you sign up to join my Team you will get to pick 130$ worth of items for only $99. No Strings attached! No monthly sales to meet, no fees to end your demonstrator perks. I get another friend to create with.

So you see it is a win win situation for all of us! Contact me today!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Balloon Party

Happy Birthday to You!  Yes, I have been creating a lot of birthday cards lately.  To create this bold, bright,  balloon filled beauty (Yes, I'm a first grade teacher - ha), I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch, my favorite brights card stock scraps, It's My Party designer series paper, washi, and enamel dots, white baker's twine (it was putzy to tie that around each balloon, but sooo worth it, don't you think?), and the Happy Birthday from the Number of Years set.

 I have my end of March and April cards made and ready to mail.  Just think, if you got as many cards in the mail or in person as you do posts on Facebook or texts!  WOW!  You sure would know how many people cared about you. 
 So friends, like Stampin' Up! has encouraged demonstrators, I'm encouraging you to #imbringingbirthdaysback! 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Cupcake Builder

This card has birthdays all wrapped up with the coordinating colors in the It's My Birthday Designer Series Paper and the Cupcake Builder!  There is so much variety and versatility in this paper stack. This easy to make card used up my little scraps all tied up with the Baker's Twine combo pack twine that compliment the paper. I love how the cupcake is accented with the little banners.   Check out all the amazing birthday stamps,  punches, papers, and accents in the 2016 Occasions Catalog!  Don't have one yet?  Contact me today!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tin of Cards

Who says organization has to be boring? This fun printed tin gives you plenty of room to store the cards that you make in this kit, plus room for more. Kit includes enough card bases and accents for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.  RSVP by March 16
Basic Value
$30 Complete the kit using the Tin of Cards Stamp Set 16 card bases and envelopes, tin box with lid, and  10 sheets Designer Series Paper.  Save $7 if you RSVP before March 7th!
Best Value $50 all of the above plus the stamp set to use for other creations. RSVP by 3-7 and save $7  RSVP

Ice Cream Cone Happiness

In honor of all of those up coming summer birthdays, I made this yummy card.  I love how the colors of the ice cream coordinates with the It's My Party designer series paper ($26) 12"x12" with 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double sided designs and The Curvy Corner Trio Punch is three punches in one ($20) cuts two corner designs and a ribbon slide for tons of tag options. Add some It's My Party enamel dots ($4) and the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set it FREE!!  Contact me before March 31 for yours!

Balloon Bouquet Punch

I have a very special kiddo in my life that will be turning 5 next month.  I made this card for my Great Nephew, Henry.  I am so in love with this kid and the Number of Years Stamp set and Large Numbers Framelit Bundle (I saved %15 and you can do by bundling it).  To add to the "POP" of this card I used the Balloon Celebration Set and Ballon Bouquet Punch to help Henry Celebrate!  The designer series paper, It's My Party added to the detail of his card.  If you have any birthday babies in your future you have to get these products and make a card or two of your own!  Contact me to get what you need: