Fancy Fold Friday - Explosion Card

by ktstamps, 1:36 PM

I love Fridays!   It's one of my favorite days of the week.   One of the reason is  - IT'S FANCY FOLD FRIDAY!   Today I have an Explosion Card for you!

Explosion Card

This is what it looks like then you Open the Card.

open explosion



Click Here for the Score PDF

A great Holiday Card...really, you can make any design with this card.

holiday explosion

Get your PDF by Clicking here

Happy Halloween!

by ktstamps, 12:49 PM
if the broom fits

Wishing all you a Safe, Haunting, Happy Halloween!


Pretty Packages

by ktstamps, 4:20 AM

I love giving gifts in pretty packages! It is definitely one of my trademarks. I love to present a gift to someone and watch their face light up when they see how pretty the packaging is! It’s like another gift in and of itself.

Christmas is the perfect time to create some pretty packages! I decided to go with a Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Gold color combo. Yes—that’s right! Mix your whites and creams! You can achieve a layered look with your projects simply by using those two colors together.

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The Takeout Boxes are darling! They are the perfect size for a small gift or box of yummy treats. I used the White Filter Paper to create a belly band around the box. I scrunched it up and sewed it down the middle to keep it gathered. I added some interest to my star die cut by using the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack to outline a few stars within the shape. This is an easy way to add detail.

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I used the Gift Card Enclosure Pack to create a little box. This technique was demonstrated to us at convention. Simply brilliant!! You score at 1/2" from the original score line along three sides. Secure the flaps using Sticky Strip and add a belly band to help contain your goodies. I used the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls for my belly band. I LOVE these paper rolls! The quality is excellent—much thicker than I thought they would be.

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My last pretty package was created using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Die. This die creates the perfect little enclosure for a gift card. I used the Kraft Cardstock for my base and then I began creating a pretty belly band using the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper to keep it closed. The belly band simply slides on and off.

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I love using the Kraft color as a base for my projects—especially for pretty packages!

Sarah Sagert
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

Supply List:

Takeout Boxes (item # 135827)

White Filter Paper (item # 129393)

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack (item # 133778)

Gift Card Enclosure Pack (item # 136662)

Sticky Strip (item # 104294)

Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls (item # 135828)

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies (item # 135854)

Kraft Cardstock (item # 133674)

Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (item # 133704)

New SU Video and Weekly Deal

by ktstamps, 3:25 AM

What's New with SU Wednesday

by ktstamps, 10:50 PM

Today I am talking about manipulating Photopolymer Stamps.   I love these stamps and I love the fact you can add a little flair with these stamps.

Grab a Cuppa Joe, sit back, and relax.

Hope you enjoy the show



Creating cards for you!

It's Fancy Fold Friday! WOO HOO!

by ktstamps, 11:04 PM

Today I created a card that will allow lots of people to sign.   It drives me crazy when I have to make 2 cards for one events to give everyone the space to all sign one card.   I love how simple and easy this card is to make.   Enjoy!!

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You can download the PDF here.

Thanks for spending time with me!   Happy Friday!

Creating cards for you!


by ktstamps, 4:11 AM

Have you taken the opportunity to order from these weekly deals.   It has saved me a lot of money on supplies, stamps, framelits/dies I haven't gotten around to order.   I love it!   Start today!

weekly deals

It's worth your time.

Creating cards for you!

Spooky post!

by ktstamps, 5:37 AM

I CASED this from the Stampin' Up! website.   I love these cards~



Pin by Stampin' Up! on 2014 Holiday Catalog | Pinterest

Halloween is just around the corner...gotta love these two cards!  I love Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle.

Let me know if you need more ideas for Halloween!

Creating cards for you!


What's New with SU - Card Kits

by ktstamps, 10:38 AM

Card Kits are wonderful to have on Hand!   They allow you to create lots of cards at once, you can create cards on your own with all the cutting, or you can do one card at a time.   It does allow you the freedom to create from your own.   I love the card kits and I wanted to share a couple of my favs with you!

Sit back and enjoy.   If I can help you with your questions or order - let me know!

Creating cards for you!

Weekly Deals

by ktstamps, 2:58 AM

This has such great deals this week.


Call me, email me, go to my online store to place your order today!

Creating cards for YOU!

Decorative Masks: Hearts

by ktstamps, 2:47 AM

Maybe you were a little intimidated when you first saw the Decorative Masks, but they are such a great way to spice up your cardstock. Just add a little ink or some embossing paste* to give your card a bit of texture—as I did with the card you see today.

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I cut a piece of Natural Cardstock and taped the Decorative Mask (hearts) on top. Then I took some embossing paste and gently applied it to the mask. (Use a palette knife or a piece of firm cardboard.) It doesn’t have to look perfectly covered—just do it how you like it. Then let it dry for an hour.

I used some leftover pieces from our lovely Moonlight Designer Series Paper and cut out banners using the Banners Framelits Dies. I punched out the tag using the Note Tag Punch and stamped a sentiment using the And Many More Stamp Set.

I punched the big heart using the Sweetheart Punch and added a heart paperclip from the Basic Hodgepodge Clips. To finish the card, I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels and Frosted Sequins—for some bling!

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I always love to decorate the inside of a card. I added some of the same elements as I used on the front of the card, then made a scalloped border using the Scalloped Edge Punch.

So give it a try! I’m sure you’ll love working with the Decorative Masks!

Inge Groot
Artisan Design Team 2014-2015

*Embossing paste is not a Stampin’ Up! product.


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from stampin' up! blog


Please go to my Online Store to purchase any of these supplies or email me with a date for a private party or workshop.


Creating Cards for YOU!

World Card Making Day Special

by ktstamps, 1:06 PM

Today October 4th is World Card Making Day.  What are you making today???  It's the day to celebrate!  So I am having a ONE DAY SALE...TODAY ONLY!

Order $30 worth of product today or sign up for one of my classes.   I will send you a PDF of my favorite stamp set call For All Things.  This tutorial includes 4 cards.   They are lovely!


Stampin' Up! is having a great sale.

October 1st - October 6th! Don't miss the BIG World Card Making Day SPECIAL!  PDF available here



Buy the Starter kit on sale! Anyone can get 26.00 for free PLUS get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper for the next 6 months! That's a 66.00 value!!  JOIN MY Team or email me with any questions!


There's no better time to share what you love than the month of October! For a limited time, you can enjoy six months of FREE Designer Series Paper when you sign someone up to be a demonstrator.

You heard that correctly.

You'll receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months, when you sign someone up to be a demonstrator. Ready for the deal to get even better? Not only will you earn one free package of Designer Series Paper for a recruit, we'll let you earn paper for up to five recruits! That means you have the potential to earn five free packages of Designer Series Paper, every month, for the duration. That's a total of 30 FREE packages of Designer Series Paper, well into 2015!

Fancy Fold Friday - My Camera

by ktstamps, 1:43 PM

I went to a Stamp Camp and we made this fabulous camera.   So I wanted to make one for Friday but I didn't know how I wanted it to look.   One night we were watching TV and someone took a picture of a flower and a ghost showed up in the picture...that did it.   I came in my stamp room and made the card.   I loved my idea!   So here is my camera!


I loved how I made the "Ghost" say "BOO!"

my ghost

It was just a fun card to make.   Enjoy the video!  Remember to download the PDF here!

Let me know if you need any help with any supplies.   More classes added on Monday!

Creating cards for you!

Halloween class BEWARE!

by ktstamps, 2:35 AM
halloween Newsletter class

This will be a product based class.   You will receive  Freaky Friends Stamp Set (Cost for the stamp set in US - $25.00)   These are new items from the Holiday Catalog.    The class will cost $29.99 and will be held at my house on Saturday October 11th from 9AM-11AM.   You will need to RSVP by Thursday October 2nd.

Please go to my Class Schedule and sign up today!

Today I am soooo excited about the 12 weeks of Christmas Newsletter is being released.   WOOHOO!   So I want to get you in the mood and share a couple of Cards with you!

Both of these cards use the Ornamental Pine stamp set.   I Love the cards I created!   I cased it out of the Holiday Catalog with a few changes.   It turned out wonderful!


I participated in a great virtual swap and Lisa Tedder, who is one of my favorite stamping pals did this beautiful card.   She inspires me a lot with her talent!  Thank you Lisa!

Lisa's Christmas