Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Firelfies

Hi Stampin' Friends!!
I finally mailed my Jar of Love card kits so I can share my cards now!! I love this darling set and had a difficult time choosing exactly which cards to create since there were so many adorable options on the interwebs. I poked around and combined a few designs, so some of them may look familiar to others you've seen on my Pinterest board.

Here is the first card:



Supplies:
Stamps: Jar of Love
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Everyday Jars Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Silver Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Marker, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Stampin' Sponge



Kit Includes: 
1 - Elegant Eggplant card base
1 - Wisteria Wonder embossed card front
1 - Whisper White piece for stamping
1 - Smoky Slate large strip
1 - Smoky Slate small piece
1 - Whisper White strip
1 - Smoky Slate Ribbon


Instructions:
Using Wisteria Wonder ink (or any other shade of purple ink you have), sponge the top edge of the Wisteria Wonder embossed card base. This is to give the appearance of the sky getting darker. Do the same to the longer Smoky Slate strip.
Attach the Wisteria Wonder card front onto the Elegant Eggplant card base.
Using Basic Black ink, stamp the medium sized jar onto the larger Smoky Slate strip.
Using Wild Wasabi ink (or any other shade of green ink you have), stamp the "grass" around the jar. It is the image of a stem with leaves.
Attach the larger Smoky Slate strip that you stamped on, onto the Wisteria Wonder card front.
Using Smoky Slate ink (or any shade of gray ink you have), stamp the jar lid image onto the smaller Smoky Slate piece.. Cut out using coordinating Framelit. Attach near your stamped jar image using Dimensionals.
Using Basic Black ink, stamp seven fireflies onto the Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using coordinating Framelit.
Color body of fireflies with the Daffodil Delight marker or any other shade of yellow marker you have. If you have the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, glitter up the wings of the fireflies. Attach fireflies "inside" the jar using Liquid Glue so they are flush with the jar. Attach the "escaped" fireflies using Dimensionals so they look like they are flying.
Stamp a sentiment onto the Whisepr White piece. Notch the edge if you would like. Attach to left side using Dimensionals.
Attach Smoky Slate Ribbon.


Yay!! Your first card is finished!!

Only a few days left to join my Foxy Friends class!!


Joining my class is super easy!!

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: Krystal's Cards

2. Order the Foxy Friends Bundle #142326 found on page 57 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. The bundle includes the Foxy Friends stamp set and the matching Fox Builder Punch.

3. Use Hostess Code: VEHY9R4Y
THIS IS THE NUMERO UNO, MOST IMPORTANT STEP!!!

4. Wait very patiently for me to send you a card kit that contains all the supplies needed to create 4 adorable cards using your new Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder punch.

(FYI... I'm a wife, mom, employer and now a student. I'm a little slower getting my card kits out than I have been in the past. But I promise it's worth the wait!!!)

5. Visit my blog for step-by-step instructions on how to create the cards.

See!!! Super easy!!!

Make sure to stop back by tomorrow for your second card.
Happy Stamping!!
Krystal

Monday, August 22, 2016

Craft Project Central Day 2

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I've got more fabulous sneak peek projects to share from the amazing designers over at Craft Project Central!!

Elegant Floral Gift Packaging Trio! – Christy Fulk – www.createwithchristy.blogspot.com – 

Do you need an elegant gift packaging idea for a wedding or another special event? These gift packaging projects are just what you need. This tutorial includes a 4-1/4" square gift box, gift bag, and a treat pouch. The square box is perfect for gifts 4" or smaller, the gift bag is a perfect way to make a card/gift card extra special, and the treat pouch would be a perfect way to give treats to wedding guests. All three packages feature the products in the Floral Boutique Suite. This would also make a great product-based class. 


Fancy Flamingo Gift Set!  – Buffy Cooper –  www.buffycooper.wordpress.com 


As summer is ending, you'll want to have a gift for the relatives and friends you've visited. This flamingo tray and pineapple treat box will be a perfect "thank you" gift. If you're the one hosting family and friends, it's a wonderful "pillow gift" for guests. Simply package some chocolates in the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and add some basic toiletries on the tray with a welcoming note card. You can also make this for yourself as a beautiful home décor piece. Create multiple personalized note cards for your own use or make them as a gift for a friend. This project will also make a great class or stamp camp.

I'l be sharing more soon. Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Friday, August 19, 2016

Craft Project Central Day 1

HI Stampin' Friends!!!

I'm a guest designer over at Craft Project Central this month and I wanted to share some sneak peeks of the other fabulous projects that are on the blog during the month of August. 

Back to School Desk Accessory Gift Set!  – Julie Beltramo – www.justjulieb30.blogspot.com 


Get ready to go back to school with this fun gift set! The Covered Notepad Portfolio packs a real punch with a surprise pocket on the inside cover. It's simple to make, but has a very finished look inside and out! You'll have the measurements to make twelve simple Note Cards, great for sending off those quick little thoughtful messages. After bundling and tying up some pencils, you'll have all the components to fill the Desktop Accessory Box. The fabulous Desktop Accessory Box is a compact and practical way to organize this gift! 

Beach Vignette Ensemble! –  Julie Warnick – www.juliew.stampinup.net  


Summer is coming to an end, but you can enjoy the beach all year long with this Beach Vignette Ensemble! The Framed Beach Sign takes center stage in this fun ensemble with bottles and shells surrounding it. You can leave the bottles plain or decorate them with jute to give them a beachy vibe. Turn plain glass votive holders into sea glass votive holders with simple supplies and an easy trick! And don't forget a matching card in case you want to give this set away to someone who needs a little more summer! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back to School with Foxy Friends!!

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

I was super excited to be asked to be a guest designer on Craft Project Central this month!! And since yesterday was my first day "back to school" (aka work), I wanted to celebrate the day with a cute stampin' project.





It’s back to school time and what better way to start off the year than to give your child’s teacher an adorable gift set!! This cute set features the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch. It’s such a fun set to use and the possibilities of darling animals you can create with it are endless!! This set also uses the matching Designer Series Paper Stack called A Little Foxy.


If you subscribe to the Craft Project Central site for the month of August, you can get a detailed PDF file with instructions and a supply list of all of this cuteness. Here is an extra little sneak peek. :)






Over the next few days I will be sharing links to the blogs of the other CPC designers. For the monthly subscription you will get files for ALL the projects. How fabulous is that?!

So stay tuned for lots of stamping goodness!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stampin' Up! Stampiversary Thoughtful Thank You

Hi Stamping Friends!!!

In our family, there are lots of things to celebrate during the month of August. It's my daughter's and my husband's birthdays. It's also our wedding anniversary. Back-to-school isn't really a reason to celebrate, but it also happens in August. Another event that we don't really celebrate is my Stampin' Up! stampiversary.

This year marks T E N  Y E A R S that I've been with Stampin' Up!! How awesome is that?!!!

And it's because of my amazing customers that I can celebrate. So I just want to say a great big T H A N K  Y O U!! You guys are the best stampin' friends a girl could ask for!!!

Here's the thank you card I would send to all of you if I didn't have this thing called a job and school:



Stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Jar of Love
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Crumbcake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Everyday Jars Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Petal Burst EF

The Thoughtful Branches bundle is only while supplies last so don't forget to order yours today!!


Another way I'm celebrating this month is by being a guest designer on Craft Project Central!! Go check out all the fabulous creations that are available this month. And when you subscribe you will receive a detailed instruction PDF file along with supply list. Go check out their site HERE.

Over the next few days I will be sharing the blog sites of the other Craft Project Central designers. So make sure to stop back by!!


There's a few days left to join my Foxy Friends Online Card Class. Check out THIS BLOG POST for more details.


Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends Online Card Class

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Finally getting around to posting the info on my August Online Card Class featuring the Foxy Friends bundle!!


Joining my class is super easy!!

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: Krystal's Cards

2. Order the Foxy Friends Bundle #142326 found on page 57 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. The bundle includes the Foxy Friends stamp set and the matching Fox Builder Punch.

3. Use Hostess Code: VEHY9R4Y
THIS IS THE NUMERO UNO, MOST IMPORTANT STEP!!!

4. Wait very patiently for me to send you a card kit that contains all the supplies needed to create 4 adorable cards using your new Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder punch.

(FYI... I'm a wife, mom, employer and now a student. I'm a little slower getting my card kits out than I have been in the past. But I promise it's worth the wait!!!)

5. Visit my blog for step-by-step instructions on how to create the cards.

See!!! Super easy!!!

Another great place to get amazing Stampin' Up! ideas is Craft Project Central. And guess what? I am going to be a Guest Designer in the month of August!!! How fun is that?!

I'm not sure what day my projects will appear on the website, but if you join for the month of August, you get access to all of the August projects from all of the designers. Very cool!

Here is a sneak peek at my three projects:



When you join, you receive access to a detailed PDF with pictures of each project that includes instructions and a supply list. The PDF can be downloaded and printed out so you can keep it forever and ever. :)

I am hoping to stamp tonight using my new Thoughtful Branches bundle. This is a brand new, limited time set. So when you order Foxy Friends, you might want to add it to your order. ;)


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Plumeria

Hey Stamping Friends!!

Today is the last day of my Botanical Blooms online card class. This is my second favorite card of the set and it is inspired by my hubs favorite flower... Plumeria.



Kit Includes:



1 - Whisper White card base
1 - Mossy Meadow leaf cut card front
1 - Botanical Gardens DSP card front
3 - Pear Pizzazz leaves
1 - Whisper White flower
1 - Hello Honey flower center
1 - Hello Honey ribbon

I was extra nice with this card and cut all your pieces out for you so this card should take less than ten minutes to put together.

Stamp your leaves using Old Olive ink. The sentiment (from Tin of Cards) was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink, but if you don't have that, just use Old Olive.

The center of the Whisper White flower was sponged with a sponged with a sponge dauber using Daffodil Delight ink. Make sure you sponge the center of your flower before you adhere the center Hello Honey stems and before you adhere it to your card. The "plumeria" was attached to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here is a pic of the plumeria in our backyard:


They are such a beautiful clean white flower with that bright pop of yellow in the center. Just beautiful!! We gave this plant to hubs for Father's Day last year and it finally bloomed this week. When we lived in the Central Valley we were unable to grow plumeria because it was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. It's nice to be back in SoCal so we can enjoy tropical plants again!!

Thanks so much for joining me this week as I've shared my Botanical Blooms online class cards. Make sure to watch for when I announce my August Online Card Class featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set and matching builder punch.

I almost forgot!!! 
I will be a guest designer some time during the month of August on Craft Project Central. How fun is that?!! I will be showcasing a Back to School project featuring the Foxy Friends set which is completely adorable. I hope you will check back i!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal