I needed a quick and elegant card for a friend. This was so easy to create but so beautiful to look at. I love the new Wildflower Embossing Folder. This is one of my favorite new accessories from the NEW catalog. It can be bought as a bundle with the matching stamp set. Remember you can order from the NEW catalog on June 1st.  Don't you love the Smokey Slate Cardstock!   (I wonder what it will look like with Cherry Cobbler!   OH MY!)

Order These Stamping Supplies from My Stampin' Up! Store

Stamps: So Sorry (clear-mount: 126527; wood-mount: 132585)

Ink: Night of Navy (126970)

Paper: Night of Navy Cardstock (100876), Smoky Slate Cardstock (131202), Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

Tools: Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder (129376)

Order on line today and if you want a catalog...let me know and I will send you one!  

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Focus on the Negative

by ktstamps, 6:28 AM

Focus on the Negative?

Focus on the positive. That’s a wonderful perspective to maintain in our daily lives. But just for today, I’d like you to focus on the negative. Negative space, that is.

Leaving negative space on a project is a hot trend in the world of paper crafting right now. When you remove an image, you include the paper it was cut from. I know many of us have seen cards with text cut out and patterned paper peeking through from behind. That’s a perfect example of negative space.

I experimented with this technique today and I’d love to show you the results. 

I love how easy it is to use the Secret Garden Stamp Set and the Secret Garden Collection Framelits Dies to create a bouquet of flowers. But do you notice how placing the flower over the negative space adds an interesting detail to this card?  Utilizing negative space is an exciting new way to create with all of your Framelits Dies.

Can you imagine the possibilities?

Punches are also fun to use for this technique. The negative image of the “butterfly”  looks as if it’s soaring among the clouds. 

It took only a few minutes to create this card.

I know you’ll enjoy giving this technique a try!

Remember tomorrow is the last day to order...then the new catalog comes out!   I am sooooo EXCITED.   You will love the new stamps!

Thank you for stopping by!

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I love this card! It uses the the smashed soda pop tops and the Best of Stamp sets. This is the February set and the lips are the new stamp among the older stamps you have seen before.
Below is a video on what "all the fuss" is about. If you enjoy this video, please subscribe to my channel!

Order These Stamping Supplies from My Stampin' Up! Store

Stamp Sets - Best of Love (clear mount ONLY: 132929), Itty Bitties(wood mount ONLY: 128939)

Inks - Black Stazon (101406), Perfect Plum (126963), Pretty in Pink (126955), Rose Red (126954)

Paper - Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Rose Red Cardstock 102544)

Tools - Silver Soda Pop Tops (129388), Clear Block A (118487), Clear Block B (117147), Clear Block D (118485)

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Hello All!

by ktstamps, 7:22 AM
I found this short article from Bonnie T at the main office and I wanted to share this with you.

Hello All!
I’m Bonnie T. At Stampin’ Up!, my main job is working with teams that educate and spoil our demonstrators—the Demonstrator Training team and the Special Events team. I’m also a demonstrator.
I love working at Stampin’ Up! because there’s so much energy here; I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator because I feel that energy when I share my ideas with customers.  I hope you love your job, too!


I wanted to share some cards I put together last night. The annual catalog ends this month and I love the Pinwheels on Parade Simply Scrappin’ Kit, so I thought I’d use it as inspiration. For only $21.95 USD/$26.95 CAN, you can make 16 cards with lined envelopes! I hope you like the cards—if you do, make sure you order online  right away—there are less then two weeks to get this kit. Order your kit now!
Oh, and tell her (or him) that Bonnie loves her (or him).

Creating Cards for You!



Best of Birthdays!

by ktstamps, 4:21 AM


I love these "25th BEST OF" stamps. OMG...they are bringing back some of my favorite single stamps and adding it to others I can't live with out. The stamps sets are available until March of 2014. The best part of these stamps are saving 6 25 stamps and earning a free one stamp set from SU!

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All you have to do is fill out this quick form, check your inbox for my first message and you're done!

Order These Stamping Supplies from My Stampin' Up! Store
Stamp Sets - Best of Birthdays (clear mount ONLY: 132929), Thinking of You (wood mount ONLY: 129940)

Inks - Black Stazon (101406)

Paper - Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Pool Party Cardstock (122924), Basic Black Cardstock (121045)

Tools - 2 3/8" Circle Punch (118874), Window Framelits (129021), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Festive Paper Piercing Pack (127857), Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder (119976)

Butterflies are FREE!

by ktstamps, 6:06 AM
I signed up to be in this Black and Vanilla Swap...I love those two colors together.   BEWARE...Catalog Spoiler...the NEW catalog will have black and white DSP!   I AM SO EXCITED!    It will be on my first order!

Here is what I came up with.   It is a case from Sharon my upline and the this years catalog but I just LOVE the way it turned out!


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Stamp set: Swallowtail and Loving Thoughts

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Very Vanilla and Basic Black

Accessories: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamond Glitter

Non SU: Black Sharpie

Here is a closer up picture.


Enjoy this fabulous Butterfly!

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My Paper Pumpkin

by ktstamps, 2:27 AM
It's time to put in your order for My Paper Pumpkin!   You need to get the order in before  the 10th.

I made a video to let you see what you will receive and a few additional tidbits to help you with your decision!

Join Now!  

Thanks for stopping by and Creating cards with me!
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I told you that I would create a video on the technique called Braiding Ribbon...well months went by and my 50 year old plus age just forgot until I got a comment on "WHERE IS THAT VIDEO!!"   I am so sorry my words and actions don't match!   I got my stuff together and edited the video I already had taped.   It still needs some help!   But bear with me, I get so nervous doing these videos!


Leave me a comment and tell me what you think...even better...send me your pictures.   I love that!

This ribbon isn't go to my online store and order Satin Stitched ribbon,  hearts collection framelits, heart punch, and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits (this is retiring!)!  

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Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit

by ktstamps, 10:26 AM
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Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

Ordering information:  Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
13 green floral wire stems

Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

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25% OFF MDS Sale

by ktstamps, 3:46 AM

From May 1-June 15, 2013

The Sale
Get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content and print products.

Digital content includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook, and swatchbook digital content. See it here.
Print products include: ALL photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, individual pages, and calendars. See it here.

This is a good time to get your cup of tea or coffee and check out the great sale.   Click here to shop online.