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Give Thanks

Today’s card features the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  I used one of my favorite techniques called the Rock N’ Roll technique with the ‘thanks’ saying on the front of this card.  
 Card Dimensions:
Old Olive (card base): 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″
Whisper White card stock:  5″ by 3 1/2″ 
Tangerine Tango card stock: 5″ by 1″

Tips for creating this card: 

  • Start by embossing the front of your card base (Old Olive) using the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder.  This folder really adds to the fall feeling of the card.
  • Ink the “thanks” stamp from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set in Hello Honey Ink and then roll only the edges of the inked stamp in the Tangerine Tango ink.  This is called the Rock N’ Roll Technique.  Stamp this image onto your Whisper White card stock.  You may want to practice this a few times to get the hang of it.  Just make sure to clean your stamp well in between stamping.  
  • You can add stamps around your focal image if desired.  I added some leaves in Hello Honey and the word ‘give’.  
  • Punch the strip of Tangerine Tango card stock using your Scallop Edge Border Punch and attach this to the bottom of your Whisper White card stock.
  • Tear off a piece of Washi Tape from the Season of Style Washi Tape pack and adhere it to the lower right hand corner of your Whisper White card stock.  
  • Attach a piece of skinny ribbon (I used a retired ribbon here) using your handheld stapler. 
  • Add the main image to the front of your card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Be Creative, Kristin 
 tams# 1544

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My Top 5 Holiday Catalog Must Haves!

The Holiday Catalog has been out for a little over a week now and I am still drooling over all of the awesome products!  Today I’m sharing with you my Top 5 Favorite products found in this year’s Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Of course, I could never limit myself to buying only 5 things…but IF I had to this is what I would get.

Be Creative, Kristin

My Top 5 Holiday Catalog Must Haves!!

Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
133455s This stamp set sold out in it’s debut last year!! It’s a beautiful stamp set that can be used for all of your holiday cards!

Frightul Wreath Simply Created Kit
135866s Impress your friends and family with this wreath! This kit includes everything you need to make the wreath for your front door or as decoration inside!

Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection
135830s 100 Holiday-themed cards to document those holiday memories! This is a must have to make your holiday memory keeping easy!

All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape
135844s I love washi and this collection features 5 coordinating designs! Perfect for adding just a little pizzaz to your cards or projects!

Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon
135841s Ribbon is a must have for creating holiday cards and I love the elegant look and feel of this taffeta ribbon!

Watercolor Thank You

I had a chance last week to sit down and play around with the new 2014-2016 In Colors! They are wonderful and coordinate so well together.  I can already tell that Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss are going to be two of my favorites!  The ladies that attended my monthly card class last week also had the opportunity to create this card using two of the new In-Colors.  

watercolorthankyou STAMPING TIP: To get the three different “swoosh” colors on the front of the card I inked up my stamp from the Work Of Art stamp set in Lost Lagoon and stamped it three times on the card stock without re-inking it.  Each image then gets a little lighter as you stamp.  

You can now order products from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!!  Check it out HERE or send me a message and I would be happy to put one in the mail for you!  Don’t forget I’m having my annual Open House on Sunday June 8th from 1:00-3:00 in Johnson Creek.  You can come and pick up your very own copy of the new catalog and use the new products!  Please RSVP to me if you are planning to attend so I have enough supplies cut.  

Be Creative, Kristin

tams# 723

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Weekly Deals

Fabulous new Weekly Deals!  Don’t forget the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog is now online! You can view it HERE and orders can be placed at www.kristinchowanec.stampinup.net.  

Click on any of the links below to go to my online store.  Happy Shopping!  

Love what you do!

For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $50 US! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you’re at it!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive: 

  • $55 US worth of products
  • A 30 percent discount on your first order*
  • A 20 percent discount on all your orders
  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free entrance to our annual Convention* (must be registered by the 20th of June)

Create friendships that will last forever and enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity—become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator today.

Contact me at kristin@inkedcreations.com for more information!