Heart Braided Valentine Card

by ktstamps, 10:46 PM
I really have been busy creating and selling cards.   I don't always post like I should but I am always creating my life away.   This card will have to have a video to show you how to create this wonderful technique called the braided ribbon.   I will get that up ASAP!  In the mean time here is my beautiful card!

heart card

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Stamps: Seasonal Sayings (clear-128009, wood- 128006)

Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple (126842), 2012-2013 Designer Series Paper (126910), Whisper White ( 100730)

Ink: Versa Mark (102283)

Accessories: Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126845), Big Shot (113439), White Embossing Powder (109132), Embossing Buddy (103083), Hearts Collection Framelits (125599), Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159), Heat Tool (129053), Dimensionals (104430)

Here is how I made this card:

1.  Base card is Whisper White  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Folded in half at 4 1/4"

2. Cut at 4" x 5 1/4" Raspberry Ripple card stock.   Wipe Down the bottom of your card with your Emboss Buddy.   Stamp the "LOVE YOU" in Versa Mark - add your White Embossing Powder and heat set.

3. Cut a piece of 3 1/4' x 3 1/2"  Raspberry Ripple DSP with stripes going length wise.

4. Cut a 2 3/4" square piece of Raspberry Ripple

5. Cut  a piece of Whisper White 2 1/2" squared.   Put the smallest heart from the Hearts Collection Framelit in the middle of the card stock and run it through the Big Shot

6. On a scrap piece of Raspberry Ripple c/s,  place your Hearts a Flutter scallop framelit with the small heart framelit on the inside and run that through the Big Shot

7.  Tricky part, cut 17 - 2" pieces of Ribbon.   Take your 2 1/2 squared piece of Whisper White c/s and add lots of adhesive to the back.   Cross your ribbon pieces to make it look like a braid.   Alternate right side then left side...starting the next piece of ribbon in the middle of the last one.   You may need to cut off the over hang of ribbon.    (again, I'll get a video up next week.)

8. Take the scallop heart piece and place it over the ribbon.  Add Dimensionals in all 4 corners.

9. Adhere the card together.   Remember to add your Ribbon to the to the Raspberry Ripple c/s - covering up the seams of the DSP.

10.  You are done!



You can order all these supplies from my online store.

Thank you for allowing me to Create Cards For YOU!


25 Year Celebration

by ktstamps, 12:51 PM
25 years

text for 25 years

25 year best of bdays



by ktstamps, 12:42 PM
Title page

You wanted more?   You got more!   We’ve had a great response so far to our experiment with single stamps.   So much so that we are making ten more never-before-seen images available as single stamps available through March 31, 2013.

These are all available in my online store under STAMPS > SINGLE STAMPS

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SAB has started!

by ktstamps, 12:17 PM

WELCOME...to the BIGGEST sale event 
of the Stampin' Up! year:

SAB Dates


HOST $150 - Gather a few friends and have a Free Party (or just show a catalog around) with at least $150 in combined retail orders, and get a Free Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper PLUS $25 Hostess Dollars!

HOST $400 - Gather more friends and have a Free Party (or just show a catalog around) with at least $400 in combined retail orders, and get a Free Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper PLUS a Free Product Bundle (stamp set, ribbon, buttons, paper) PLUS $65 Hostess Dollars PLUS 50% Off Any Full-Priced Item!!!


SHOP - For every $50 spent on retail merchandise, Choose One Free Sale-a-Bration Product! (lots to choose from--19 different items available)


JOIN - Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration 2013, and Get 25% More in Your Starter Kit!!! (Normally, you'd choose $125 in product for your $99 Starter Kit...but during this promotion you get to Choose $156.50 Worth of Product for only $99.)


Click HERE to see a CHART of All Free Sale-a-Bration Products!

Book your workshop today! 

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by ktstamps, 12:33 PM
Male stamp set

This is a great kit for males. 

Kit info

Here is what is in the kit.

Male kit

Manly, all inclusive, and FUN!

You asked, and they listened! We're excited to introduce our new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! kit.

Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome! kit, they'll have

  •  Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion

  •  Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors

  • Twelve gray envelopes

  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.





Dude, You're Welcome! Kit



Great gift for everyone!  Please go to my online store and make an order.

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I am in love with Butterflies

by ktstamps, 12:59 AM
I have always enjoyed butterflies...they flutter so gracefully and creates happiness when they are around.   I have been on a butterfly kick and I wanted to share some cards with you in the next few days.  

Butterfly punches

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I love the rugged look of this card.   The beautiful Parker's Pattern DSP really makes the butterflies pop!  

Here is what I did:

  • I placed a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock in the Scallop Square Bigz Clear and ran it through the Big Shot

  • I also took a piece of 4 x 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock and placed it in the Woodgrain TIEF.   That went through the Big Shot TOO!   (My favorite product from SU!)

  • I placed a 2 x 5 1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock in the heart Adorning Accent Folder.   You guessed it, I ran it through the Big Shot!

  • I cut Marina Mist at 2 5/8 x 2 5/8"

  • Punched out 4 -   1 1/4" squares

  • I punch 3 Elegant Butterflies fro the Parker's Pattern DSP

  • I punch 3 Bitty Butterflies from Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, and Early Espresso

  • On the last 1 1/4" square I stamped  "Thank you"  from Blooming with Kindness stamp set

  • I adhered everything together.   The base is Whisper White.

  • When adding the butterflies, I popped them up with Dimensionals, I put the bitty butterflies on with glue dots, and I add Basic Rhinestone Jewels as a finishing touch to the top of each butterfly.


You can find the supplies in my on-line store.

Thank you for stopping by and creating cards with me today!

Butterflies all over the place

by ktstamps, 12:07 PM
I have been trying to create some valentine cards.   I am looking forward to creating as many as possible.

New Bitty Butterfly
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Sharon is my upline and she is one of the best artist I have ever seen.   I wanted to use some of the new Occasions product.   I received a card from Sharon and I had to case it!   Thank you so much Sharon!

How I made this card.

  • Base is 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Whisper White

  • Midnight Muse is 3" x 5 1/2"

  • Whisper White is 2 3/4" x 5 1/2"

  • Punch out 8 Bitty Butterflies from the Print Poetry DSP stack

  • Position the butterflies where you want them and add a dimensional to the back

  • Stamp Vintage Verse in Midnight Muse towards the bottom

  • Add 3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon

  • Add a Basic Rhinestone Jewels to each butterfly

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Try ME out KIT

by ktstamps, 8:15 AM
This is what the kits looks like in March!

Kit for March

I am so excited to get my kit and see what it will be like.   Please join me in purchasing this kit and letting me know what you think.  
The DREAM...

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Paper Pumpkins

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!


So here's the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)

  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.

  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.

  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  

  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)

  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)

  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

What a great kit to receive

Please click here to check out the website.   Please remember when you are asked for a Demonstrator, please put in Kivonne Tucker from Seattle WA!

I can't wait to see all my dreams come TRUE!   Please become part of my dream and lets create a wonderful Cinderella story!   :)

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10 items with ludicrous markups

by ktstamps, 3:53 AM
Found this article about the 10 items with the biggest mark-up.

Image: Cards

 8. Greeting cards: 200 percent markup

The best greeting cards anyone ever keeps, are those made by hand. Either the crayon scribble of a child or a heartfelt note by a friend, are more likely to be kept forever than a generic card bought at the grocery store for $2 or $4.

So why do people pay the 200 percent markup that stores put on greeting cards? For the convenience. Buying that mass-produced card is a lot easier than making one at home. If you don't want to draw your own card, then print one out online. Paper and ink cost money, but printing them at home for virtually nothing beats paying $4 at the store.

This really opened my eyes about how important it is for me to get my LOVE of craft out to the PUBLIC!   Here is the link to read about the other items.

Delightful Dozen Ocassions Cards

by ktstamps, 8:57 AM
Delightful Dozens

This will be a great class for you to attend or order by mail.   We are using the wonderful Natural Composition Specialty DSP and the Delightful Dozen Stamp set.   When you take the class, you will make 4 wonderful cards.   They are so stunning when you see them in person.  If you order the class in the mail, you will receive the instructions but no product. 

Click here and sign up for this spectacular class!  (Please use PayPal to reserve a seat for this class!)

Happy Day!

by ktstamps, 12:15 PM
I love this new Petite Curly Label Punch  and it matches perfectly with the Pretty Petites stamp set.  Both of these are available during SAB!

Happy DAY

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How to make this:

  • Start with a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" of Whisper White Card stock. Score at 4 1/4"

  • Take a piece of 4" x  5 1/4' piece of Cherry cobbler. 

  • Cut a piece of 2" x 3 3/4" of the Parker Patterns DSP and cut a piece of 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" Marina Mist card stock.  Run it through the big shot in textured embossing folder called Cloudy day.   I love those clouds!   (NOTE: I love this Crumb Cake color from the Parker Pattern DSP because it reminds me of raindrops!   Wet ones!)  Adhere both to the Cherry Cobbler  cardstock leaving about an 1/4" around the card stock. 

  • Take a piece of 4 3/4" Crumb Cake  1/2" Seam Binding ribbon and cover up the seam of the DSP and cardstock. Adhere this to the base.

  • Take a piece of 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"  Not Quite Navy and the 3" Circle Originals.  Run them though the Big Shot.   I love this Big Shot.   It is MY NUMBER 1 MUST item!

  • Punch out a piece of Whisper White with  your 2 1/2" Circle punch. 

  • Take the cloudy boot from Bootiful Occasions and stamp it on the 2 1/2" piece of Whisper White.  It will fit in the circle.

  • Take a take a piece of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and make a knot.   (Tie the knot and cut from the ribbon roll.)  I adhered it with a glue dot.

  • On a scratch piece of Whisper white, stamp Happy Day from the Pretty Petites and punch it out with the Petite Curly Label Punch.  Take a dimensional and stick it on the side of the boot.  

  • You are done!  

Leave me a comment and Thanks for stopping by!

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New Catalog is here

by ktstamps, 5:07 AM
You are going to love this catalog!   Grab you coffee, tea, juice and take time to enjoy this beautiful catalog.


  You gotta take a look!   Click here 

You can view it here in flash.

Please download the supply list here.


Vday big pic

Please click here to take a look at the flyer.

Vday bundle 1

Number 1 - you purchase the Happy Heart Single Stamp and 1 x 8" Cellophane Bags.   Can't beat $5.95  Bundle price!

bundle 2

Isn't this a cute stamp!  It coordinates with the Full Heart Punch #119883

Ful heart punch

2nd is the My Little Valentine Stamp Set.   The four stamps are wonderful to add to your LOVE collection.   You can use them with other greeting cards and they fit Stampin' Up! Punches.   You will also earn the Sealed With Love Simply Sent Kit with this promotion.  

Vdaybundle 2


This promotion will run January 3-21, 2013. 


I am available to do workshops during this time.   I would love to share this with you!  


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Sneak Peeks

by ktstamps, 4:10 AM
Here is our new Borders Scoring Plate...it is a MUST HAVE!   I love the new creations you can do with this product!   The new Occasions Catalog starts tomorrow!   Enjoy the Video!

Any questions, please let me know!

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