Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bravo Pictogram

WOW! Well Done! Congrats! Bravo! Way To Go! If you don't already have the Bravo Stampin' Up! set don't waste any time.  There will always be someone in your life that you want to celebrate accomplishments with! Pair this with the Pictogram set and the Itty Bitty Punches and you have the prefect combination for sending out amazing cards!  Don't miss your chance to get them because they are retiring at the end of May.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Stamp a Stack

Stamp A Stack June 25th 1:00-8:00

NEW CLASS!  I have 3 new person goals, for the next 6 months, with my Stampin' With Kris Business:
1.  Add a new class each month.
2. Have 3 people join my team.
3. Hold 4 workshops in your home, my home classroom or online.
Here is my first attempt at goal #1...
Stamp a stack is a new class that I will offer each month.  Come and make 10 cards:  3 cards each of 3 different samples.  That means you have 2 to give away and one to keep for yourself as a sample. And 1 bonus card with a new technique.  All you need to do is RSVP with an approximate time you will arrive and I will have everything you need prepped and ready to go for you!  Cost $20. Can't make it?  I can mail it to you, just add postage!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

May Card Class Samples

Here they are!  The samples for the May card class.  You don't want to miss out on this card class because you will get to use many of the retiring items for the last time.  But wait, it doesn't have to be for the last time.  Place an order now or at the time of the class (Friday May 13th Come and Go between 4:30-8:30PM or Saturday May 14th Come and Go between 10:30-1:00) of $30 or more in product and the class is FREE!   Check out my site to see what's retiring.  And know that when they are gone they are gone so shop today:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bye-Bye Beautiful Bunch

Time to say goodbye to these amazing sets: Boarding Blooms, Beautiful Bunch, Remembering Your Birthday, and the Fun Flower Punch.  And to add to the pain, my favorite color, Blackberry Bliss.  It is time to stock up on these amazing stamp sets, punch, ink pad, ink refill, paper, and ribbon!  Order now because when they're gone, they're gone:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Remarkable You Part Two

Today is a day for "twofers". Remarkable You is two boxes in one stamp set and the card that I made has two techniques to make this lotus come alive! Stay tubes to see the video that I will post this week on the embossing on the background and the spatter on the circle.  Come back and watch my video later this week!

It's Ready!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Remarkable You

Tonight, I am writing this post with a heavy heart. Two dear friends lost their loved one.   I created this card with the Remarkable You stamp set because that is definitely what Carl was, Remarkable!  Carl was a husband, father, uncle, and a friend to many.  He lived life with a smile and a joke.  His last year and a half was one lived with dignity, faith, love, and strength.  He was surrounded by family that he loved as he drew his last breath.
Create this card to have on hand for those you are sharing a celebration of life for.  The flower is so beautiful think of other sentiments you want to use with it.  Visit my site at to pick up yours!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Flourishing Butterfly

I am crazy about the colors black & white!  I love how the Flouring Flowers stamped in black stand out against the white paper.  I added a Bold Butterfly and a little bling of rhinestones, then stamped a "thanks" for Cottage Greetings and my card was ready to send fluttering off!

Stop by my website now before the Flourishing Flowers is gone for good!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Beautiful Bunch Retiring

No!  Beautiful Bunch can't retire!  A few years ago when I reconnected with Stampin' Up! this was my first purchase!  I have used this set over and over along with the Fun Flowers coordinating punch.  Saying good bye will be tough. Do you see the fabulous Flowering Flourishes stamp set in the background?  That is another set that will be gone after May 31, 2016.  Get yours ASAP because once they sell out they are gone forever!
Interested in making this card?  I have attached a how to video.  Click on the link below to watch!

Here are a few other things that are retiring: Bird Builder Punch, Hexagon Punch, and Remembering Your Birthday stamp Set.  Get yours today by visiting my site

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring Frame

Time for spring cleaning?  No way!  Create a touch of spring with your favorite Stamping' Up! images. I used Honeycomb Happiness, Sprinkles of Life, Pedal Pushers, Bold Butterflies, Happy Home, Easter Lamb, Flowering Fields, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, and Grateful Bunch.  There are 9 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" squares that back 2" x2" squares.  Pick your favorite colors and designer series paper  and put it all together in a 10" x10" frame!  Doesn't it make you smile?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Retiring List for Stampin' Up! 2015-16

It is a sad time of year to say good bye to the retiring items in the Stampin' Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog.  Check out the items here,
Be sure to get the items you have had your eye on ASAP because when they are gone they are gone.  I will have a Last Chance Night on May 27th.  I will feature cards with most of the retiring items.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Graduation Card & Money Holder

Graduation Season is upon many scholars!  Congratulate them with amazing card and money holder.  I used the Stampin' Up! Gift Card Thinlist , B.Y.O.P. (buy your own present) stamp set (not just for Graduation:  Birthday, Baby, wedding...), Basic Black & Real Red inks and papers (What are your school colors?), and some amazing glitter tape and a touch of wink of Stella gold!


To all of you life long learners out there, Keep using and loving the gift of learning!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Host An Online Party

Who is up for a party in their Pj's, on the couch, with your favorite drink? Let me do the work for you! I am looking for someone that would like to be a FB host for an online party with Stampin' Up! I will do the work. All you need to do is give me a date and time that works for you, and invite other FB friends. You can earn points towards rewards from me to redeem towards products! Contact me ASAP!

Candy Nugget Cake

Have your Cake and Eat it Too!  Come learn how to make this cute cake using Hersey's Nuggets on April 22nd at 4:30.  It is wonderfully delicious. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Stamp Your Own Paper

Do you Recognize this paper?  No?  I bet you can identify the stamp sets... Yep,  it is Butterfly Basics and Timeless Textures.  I created my own paper using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks with a dobber of Pink Pirouette ink on the lillies and accented the card with matching paper and ribbon.  Learn how by watching my Youtube video  While you are there you can subscribe to my video by searching for Stampin With Kris : )

This will be one of the cards featured in my up coming class on May 7th at 10:30 AM.  RSVP now to hold your spot!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fancy Front

We had such fun making this card during the speciality folds class I had last month, that I wanted to share it with you.  It is quick and really easy!

  1. The cardbase is 4 1⁄4” x 11”. Score and Fold at 5 1⁄2”.
  2. Adhere 5 1/4” x 4”  a designer series paper to cardbase front with snail adhesive.
  3. Cut a 3” x 7 1⁄4”  cardstock. Score on the long side at 1 3/8”, 2 1⁄2”, 4” and 4 1⁄2”. Use your
    paper trimmer and cut along dotted line as shown.

  1. Fold in pattern shown and adhere to card with snail adhesive.
  2. Tie 15” Black 3/8” satin ribbon around card in knot around card
  3. Die cut flower from Flower Flair Thinilits as shown. Adhere flower with dimensional.  Add enamel dot to center of flower.
  4. Stamp greeting in Black ink on card as shown. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Bonus Stamp Set

It's a big month for Paper Pumpkin! It's their third birthday and they just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything. They're keeping the art a surprise, but they know you'll love EVERYTHING about it! It is just their little way of saying thank you to our amazing subscribers. Subscribe by April 10 to get in on the fun! 

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Tri-Fold With Circle

A Huge Shout out to my Stampin' Up! demonstrator friend for the directions to this amazing card!  IT is so simple to put together and even more fun to give away!  Pick your colors or stay with a white card using vellum and one bold color to make the flowers POP!

1. Start with a  cardbase that is 4 1⁄4” x 11”. Score & fold on the long side at 4 1⁄4” and 8 1⁄2”.
2. With a 2” circle punch, insert all the way on the 8 1⁄2” fold line and punch out. Save this circle as you will be using it later
3. Cut a 4” x 4” piece of the white background designer series paper (DSP). Adhere to the lower part of the card with snail adhesive. Cut a 4” x 2 1⁄4” complimentary piece of the designer series paper and adhere over the top portion taking care to avoid putting the snail adhesive over the cut out area from the
4. Now with card open, use the 2” circle punch to punch out the DSP that covered up half of the hole.
5. Stamp greeting of your choice on Whisper White cardstock  and punch out with 1 3⁄4” circle punch. Adhere to the 2” circle that you punched out in step #2
6. Adhere this circle to the card. I suggest using Fast Fuse or a stronger adhesive. The easiest way to adhere this circle to the card in the correct position is to have the
card closed and adhere through the bottom half of the circle as shown.

7. Using Flower Flair thinlits, cut flowers of your choice to adorn outside of card as shown. Use Iced Rhinestones to accent centers of flowers.
8. Adhere a 4” x 4” piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card. Decorate with die cuts, stamped images and/or a piece of designer series paper. 
9. Have fun using the special fold design over and over again with Stampin’ Up!’s 2 sided designer series paper. This card design is perfect for that! Imagine the smile on the face of the card recipient when they not only get a hand stamped card but, a card with a special fold like this! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Speciality Folds

Spring has Sprung!  Everywhere except MN.  It is April 8th and we got a dusting of SNOW.  Well, I'm not going to sit around and take it Mother Nature!  I am going to create a card that has spring written all over it!  Have you used your Sprinkles of Life stamp set ($3 goes to the Ronald McDonald House) to it's full potential yet?  If not pull it off the shelf today and create this card with me!
What you'll need:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of watermelon wonder card stock, scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"
1 piece of It's My Party designer series paper cut into a 2" square
2 pieces of Daffodil Delight cardstock cut into a 2 1/4" squares
1 pieces of Whisper White cardstock cut into a 2" square
2 piece of It's My Party designer series paper cut into 2" x 5 1/4"
1 piece of white Glimmer tape at 5 1/4"
1 piece of whisper White cardstock cut at 3" x 4"
Sprinkles of Life stamp set
Tree Builder Punch
Watercolor Thank You stamp set
Happy Home stamp set
Stamp and Write Markers
All products can be purchased on my site

Color, Cut, score and fold!
Enjoy the creating and stop back tomorrow!

Stampin' Up! Muslin Bags

Stampin' Up! isn't just about cards!  If you can lay it flat you can stamp on it.  My mom loves bags!  Big, small, plastic, cloth, you name it she's got it.  She puts bags inside of bags.  When I was going through the annual catalog I found these sweet little muslin bags (4" x 5 12").  There are 8 of them for $10.  Today, I decided I was going to make my mom a cute little bag to carry her jewelry.   I used the Helping Me Grow Stamp set and some markers in her favorite colors and tah-dah one cute bag!  The drawstring closure will keep all of your items secure.   Order your today,

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Wow! Did you see how many goodies were on sale this week at Stampin' Up! If not go check it out and let me know how I can help you get started!

Save $8 on this class this week! The Rose Garden Thinlit is on sale!  

Rose Wonder Technique class. The techniques include; Stained Glass, Watercoloring, Embossing, Plus 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.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Card Class

Hooooorray for Spring Break!  Today I started making the sample cards for card class.  I can't wait to teach you a few new techniques!  Bring a friend and come create with me in my craftroom!  See you on Friday, April 15th, come and go between 4:30-8:30 PM.  $1 a card (.$25 for an envelope).  Place a $30 order and the class is free!  RSVP so I can prep your cards.

Playful Pals Are Party Animals

This Playful little frog is excited to party with you!  This set allows so many cute critters to come out and play! And don't get me started on the Pyramid Pals Thinlit set!  I have made dozens of animals and filled them with treats to give to friends, co workers, and neighbors.  My friend inspired me to make this card because she LOVES frogs and the color yellow!  Need your own set?  Go to my site and get yours today!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sheltering Tree

Today, I was able to spend time with a true friend.  We watched a watched a great movie, The Passion, crafted, and celebrated our birthdays.  We have done this for the last 25+ years!  She has definitely "loves me at all times", as the stamp set, Banner Blessings states.  I paired this saying with the sheltering tree.  Do you like the shadow effect?  It is quite simple to recreate.  First, I stamped the tree in Early Espresso and then turned the stamp upside down and at a slight angle and stamped the tree at the bottom with out re-inking.  This technique is called stamping off.  I used the small leaves in the set and stamped them off using early espresso.  I'm working on a video to go along with this blog. Stay Tuned!
Ok friends, here it is:

Birthday Blossom

April Showers bring my favorite thing... FLOWERS!  It also brings my birthday.  Tonight I created a card using my favorite Stampin' Up! flower punch, Pansy and my favorite color, purple.  It compliments the Birthday Blossoms set so well, don't you think?  Look at the detail in the flowers and leaves.  Yes, it does have a "shimmerific" accent to the petals because I used the clear Wink of Stella!


Join me on April 15th @ 4:30 PM or April 16th @ 10:30AM to create this card!  RSVP @

DIY Stamping on Candles

Here is a fun way to make your candles match your decor or the season.  Take any size candle you want.  I have only tried this with white candles.  Measure the height and circumference of the candle and cut a piece of white tissue paper.  Stamp any image and any color on tissue paper.  For the two candles pictured I used Blackberry Bliss and Tangerine Tango with the Gardens in Bloom stamp set and Garden green with Tempting Turquoise to accent, the dragonfly from Awesomely Artistic and the ferns in Butterfly Basics.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Specialty Fold Card

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Last month one of my classes was cards with special folds.  I hand just come from a up line meeting (Meeting with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators) and learned how to make this one.  It's called a Double Fold Out.  

1. 4 1⁄4” x 12” cardstock base. Score on the long side at 1 5/8”, 3 1⁄4”, 8 3⁄4”, and 10 3/8”. 
2. Cut  strips 1 3/8” x 4” and adhere with snail to side panels.
3. Cut a 4 1/4” x 4 1⁄4” piece cardstock. Adhere a 4” x 4” piece of patterned paper to this piece.     
    Adhere this piece to the left side panel with Fast Fuse so that it is centered on the front of the card as  
    shown in the sample above.
4. Adhere a strip of  1⁄2” x 4” with snail to the front panel as shown.
5. Cut a 5 1⁄4” x 4” piece of  cardstock and adhere to the inside. Adorn with a 3/8” x 5 1⁄4” strip of   
    patterned paper.

My class featured the Flower Flair Thinlits and Flower Patch Stamp Set, along with English Garden Designer Series Paper.  All of these items are available in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

Rose Garden

Spring is here and my roses are starting to wake up.  While I wait for their full beauty to come into full bloom, I'm going to play with the Rose Garden Thinlits.  Two of my friends designed this amazing card.  They used the two Whisper White roses cut from the Big Shot with the Rose Garden thinlit and wrapped them around a 4 1/4 " x 5 1/2" piece of basic black card stock.  

Note how the 4" x 5 1/4" Real red frames the basic black 3 3/4" x 5" card.  They used a corner rounder to soften the edges.  Beautiful!  Check out my card class where is and other techniques will feature this amazingly, beautiful set!