Fancy Fold Friday- Stand-Up Card

by ktstamps, 12:57 PM

OMG!   Black Friday...what a day!   too much running around but I love shopping!  I love spending time with my Friends, Family, and kitties!


Click here for the PDF!


Have a great Friday!


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Happy Thanksgiving!

by ktstamps, 11:20 PM

I posted Dawn Griffin's Card today because her card said how I felt.   Dawn is also our newest Stamper to to in the Million Dollar club for Stampin Up!   (Congrats Dawn.)


Enjoy the day with your family.   I am so thankful for the family and loved ones I have in my life.   This week they have really come through for me!   I am so Blessed.

Dawn's card

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I love Pinterest

by ktstamps, 11:42 AM

It's this the sweetest ornament!   OMG!   I love this and I love this set.

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One of the pleasures of the chillier, darker days is to toast your toes by a real fire, with a book on your knee (the Stampin' Up! catalog perhaps!) and a steaming cup of hot chocolate at your elbow. I've tried to capture that comforting firelight in the little gift I'm going to show you today. Come and see:


This little decoration holds an electric tea light which flickers just like firelight. It's made of vellum and stamped with one of the beautiful little houses from the Holiday Home Stamp Set.


This is how it looks in the daylight when the tea light is turned off. It's very easy to make! I cut a strip of vellum into a 6-5/8" x 3" (17 cm x 7 cm) piece and scored it at 1-5/8" (4 cm), 3-1/8" (8 cm), 4-3/4" (12 cm), and 6-1/4" (16 cm). I stamped the house in each scored “frame” using the Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad.


Once I scored and stamped the vellum, I colored the reverse side using Blendabilities; then I trimmed the top and assembled it into a square shape. Tip: StazOn ink is perfect for stamping on shiny surfaces like vellum, but because it's an alcohol-based ink (like the Blendabilities) you’ll end up with “dirty” coloring if you try to color on the same side.


These pretty decorations would make great presents, but are you wondering how you'd gift wrap them? Well, that's easy! In just a few minutes, you can make a perfectly-sized box using the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board. Here are the measurements: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 3-1/4" (4.9 cm x 4.9 cm x 8.3 cm).


I used rich Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for mine, and I think they look gorgeous tied up with lush Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon with some pretty tags. How would you decorate yours?

Vicky Hayes
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

Supply List

Holiday Home Stamp Set (item # 135095)

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (item # 119685)

White Vellum 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock (item # 101856)

Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (item # 101406)

Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon (item # 135840)

Gift Box Punch Board (item # 135863)


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What's New with SU

by ktstamps, 8:41 AM

I just had to talk more about the Photopolymer Stamps.   They are just my favorite type of stamps.   If you haven't tried them need to!



Click here to download the Photopolymer101!

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Fancy Fold Friday

by ktstamps, 1:28 PM

Enjoying my time creating cards for the Holiday and also for every other Friday!   I love Fancy Fold Friday!   This is really pushing me get better at designing and also being on camera!   OMG, do I get scared.


Today's card is called a Layered Card...really didn't know what to call it!   LOL!


I hope you like the card today.

Joy Joyinside

Here is the PDF for this card...Enjoy~

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Banner Blessings

by ktstamps, 6:53 AM

About a year-and-a-half ago, Stampin' Up! announced a new contest inviting all stampers, demonstrators and non-demonstrators, to put on their creative caps and submit a design for a monster-themed set. You all might remember my sweet friend, Doris, and her winning Monster Maniacs set? :-) I loved the set and didn't mind being the runner-up to her creation. So when Shelli announced at convention that year that there would be another contest, I knew I wanted to try again!

As my mother and I drove back to Vegas from our first convention, we brainstormed all sorts of sayings and phrases that we thought would make a great stamp set. When I went back to work, I couldn't help but doodle here and there. I would draw something, take a picture, and send it to my mom and she'd say yes or no. (She was my upline at the time so I figured she knew what would work. After all, mother knows best!)

One night I was rocking our middle son to sleep and saw the Bible verse I had painted on a canvas to match his spaceship-themed room. "Shine like stars in the universe"--one of my favorite verses of scripture. That's when I decided I wanted to do a scripture set. I sat down and thought of a few that I felt would not only look great on a card but would reach someone who needed to be lifted up.

I was in the Air Force for nine years. All nine years were spent far from family, and even a few months were in the Middle East--away from my husband and our 7-month-old son. Nothing helped more than the scripture verses my mom or dad or my church family would write on my cards. In fact, I still have a scrap of paper with a verse that my dad sent me while I was in basic training.

There's something special about making a card for someone and I wanted these Banner Blessings to make it even more special! Thank you, Stampin’ Up!, for the opportunity, and thanks to everyone for their support! I hope you enjoy the set as much as I have already! :-)

Holly Stene

**Please note the opportunity to design stamp sets is no longer available.

Banner Blessings - Item 136720











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by ktstamps, 12:40 PM

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Hello December

by ktstamps, 2:58 AM

I love Scrap Booking that is easy!   I love how easy Project life is and how scrap books go together so quickly!   Hello December is helping you organize the Holiday season.

Enjoy this wonderful video on "Hello December"!