Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh - Wishes

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

I have another Christmas card for you today!!

Unbelievable right?! I haven't blogged for months and then I'm blogging like every other day!!

Actually, all these cards were created and blog posts written the day before Thanksgiving. I had the week off and was able to finally squeeze in some stamping time. Right about now I should be up to my eyeballs in homework. 

But the end is in sight!! By June I should have my teaching credential and by the next June I should have my Master's degree. Who says you can't go to college when you are old!! ;)



Stamps: Santa's Sleigh
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Softly Falling EF, Rhinestone Jewel, Gold Cord (retired)

This card was pretty much CASEd from dozens I've seen on the internet. But it was just too pretty to change!! I love the little scenes you can make with this set.

I've had so much fun stamping and blogging again. I hope I can find time for it again soon. If you don't see me around much, know that I am still around and appreciate all of you. I'm just studying instead of stamping.

And a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have placed orders with me recently. It is SO MUCH appreciated!!! 

And make sure you also stop by my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS 

Check out all the great savings during the Stampin' Up! YEAR-END CLOSEOUT!!



Thanks for visiting!!
Happy Stamping!

Krystal

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

One of my most favorite Stampin' Up! products is their Framelits and Thinlits. I don;t know how I ever stamped without them!!

When I saw the Holiday Catalog I just knew that I wanted to order the Detailed Santa Thinlit Die. I didn't purchase the coordinating Greetings from Santa stamp set because I figured I had plenty of sentiments that I could use. 

I was wrong. I don't have that many Christmas sentiments after all. But I made do. Here are two cards I created with the die...




Stamps: Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Basic Back
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Detailed Santa Thinlit, retired ribbon



Stamps: Six Sayings (retired hostess)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Accessories: Detailed Santa Thinlit, Rhinestone Jewels, Winter Wonderland Embellishments (retired), black ribbon (retired)

I tried to dress up my second Santa by coloring his glasses black and adding a little sparkle with the Rhinestones and the Glimmer paper on his hat. What's great about the Detailed Santa Thinlit is you don't have to do much to create a fabulous card because the Thinlit does all the work for you!!

I used my Precision Base Plate and it cut out this delicate die perfectly. I always run my detailed dies through my Big Shot twice just to make sure it cuts through all the pieces. To remove extra small pieces I use my paper piercing tool. 

The Detailed Santa Thinlit makes quick, beautiful cards that will impress your friends and family. Make sure you order it before January 3rd when the Holiday Catalog goes away forever.

And make sure you also stop by my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS 

Check out all the great savings during the Stampin' Up! YEAR-END CLOSEOUT!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!!
Krystal

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

My Stampin' Up! Nativity Obsession

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Well I did it. I scoured the internet and tried to find cards I've created over the years using nativity stamp sets from Stampin' Up! 

Starting from the oldest to the newest.






































That was a fun walk down memory lane!! It appears that I do not have as many sets as I thought. Of course there may be some Stampin' Up! nativity sets out there that I'm not aware of. If you know of any, let me know. I may just need to add to my collection. ;)

Do you have any particular stamp sets that you just have to have? I'd love to know what other stampers are collecting.

What's also fun about looking at some of my older cards is to see how many new and fabulous products that Stampin' Up! has come out with over the years. I don't know how I lived without a Big Shot and Framelits!!! And Glimmer paper?! LOVE!!  

What are some of your "can't live without" Stampin' Up! products?

Don't miss out on some of your favorite Holiday Catalog products on sale right now during our YEAR-END CLOSEOUT SALE!!

Stop by my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS 

I hope you are enjoying your week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Stampin' Up! Joyful Nativity - JOY

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have another card I created with the Joyful Nativity stamp set.



Stamps: Joyful Nativity, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories: Starlight Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Jewel, retired ribbon

I love how different this card is from the other card I created with this set. Very classic. I wanted to make more cards with this set, but I have so many other Christmas sets that need some ink, these are the only two I made. Hopefully I'll have some time during Christmas break to play more. :)

Make sure you also stop by my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS 

Check out all the great savings during the Stampin' Up! YEAR-END CLOSEOUT!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Stampin' Up! Joyful Nativity - Rejoice

Hi Stampin' Friends!!!

I have a slight obsession with nativity stamp sets. Anytime Stampin' Up! comes out with a new nativity set, I MUST have it!! I've even bought really old retired sets off of eBay because I just HAD to have them. I'm not sure how many sets I have. I don;t think I want to know. Thankfully they are in storage at the moment so I don't have to have any guilt over it. ;)

I was very excited when I spotted the Joyful Nativity set on page 35 of the main BIG Stampin' Up! catalog.



Stamps: Joyful Nativity
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, This Christmas DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Starlight Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, Gold Ribbon

Even though I didn't get a clean image when I stamped, I decided to leave it because it added to the distressed, antique look I wanted for this card. I love how it turned out.

Now that I've been thinking about all of my nativity stamp sets, I wonder how many cards I can find that I've created with them. I may search on all my stampin' sites a do a little walk through memory lane. :)

I created another card with this set that has a completely different look. I hope you will stop back by and take a peek!

And make sure you also stop by my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS 

Check out all the great savings during the Stampin' Up! YEAR-END CLOSEOUT!!



Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Santa

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

IF you haven't got the Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch yet, you really should!! It's the cutest ever and it's so fun to use with kids. 

Here is a little Cookie-Cutter Santa:


Stamps: Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Basic Black
Markers: Real Red, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, This Christmas DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Brick Wall EF, Emerald Envy Ribbon

So cute. So easy. So much fun!!

Today is the LAST DAY to get 25% off of selected stamp sets.


Perfect Christmas gift for the crafty person on your list!!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Remember to slow down and enjoy it.

Happy Stamping!!
Krystal

Monday, November 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons - Cookie Cutter Gingerbread

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have another adorable Cookie-Cutter Christmas card for you.


Stamps: Suite Seasons, Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories: Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, White Satin Ribbon

I just love this stamp set!!! It is so cute!! And the sentiments from the Suite Seasons set go perfectly with it!!!

I'm also hoarding my Candy Cane Lane DSP. It is such a fun pack of Designer Series Paper. If I still had time to scrapbook, I would have my kids make a gingerbread house just so I could use this paper to make a scrapbook page. :)

Right now you can get the Suite Seasons stamp set and other great stamp sets that coordinate with the Stitched Shapes Framelits for 25% off.


And TODAY is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the amazing Online Extravaganza Sale!!


Be sure to stop by my Stampin' Up! website and place your order TODAY!!!!


Happy Stamping and
Happy Shopping!!
Krystal