Kim's Card Class

Sneak Peek- Tropical Chic

Here's a sneak peek at one of the sets we will be using at my Card Class next week. The stamp set is called Tropical Chic and has coordinating thinlets dies that can be purchased as a bundle for a 10% discount. We will be making a card very similar to this one.


I adore this tropical, breezy and beautiful stamp set. I used blushing bride, flirty flamingo and soft seafoam inks, as well as soft seafoam cardstock.


There is a 3x3 square of the coordinating, Tropical Escape designer paper behind the leaf cut-out, which was also cut at 3x3 before die cutting. This is a very subtle pattern, however, the designer paper has so many gorgeous tropical images, that you'll love every one of them!


I inked the flower with blushing bride ink and used a sponge dauber dipped in flirty flamingo to dab the middle of the flower, before I stamped it.


I added a sequin to the flower using liquid multi-purpose glue. I pick up my sequins with a toothpick, dot the glue on the card and drop the sequin unto the glue.


I like to stamp the inside as well- this leaf looks so pretty stamped in the same soft seafoam color as the cardstock.


The twine is the new Silver and Petal Pink bakers twine. It matches this card perfectly. I used a strip of tear tape to hold the twine in place on the card.


The soft colors and flowy nature of this card almost make me feel like I'm enjoying an tropical breeze right here in Pennsylvania!


The more, the merrier!

I hope you'll check out this bundle, below- its definitely a favorite of mine and I know you'll love it too!

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Stampin Up Rooted in Nature bundle

This is one of the best stamp set bundles in the entire catalog, in my opinion. The Rooted in Nature bundle is absolutely beautiful and can be used to create cards for any occasion at all. Its also perfect for creating cards for the special men in your life.

We created this monochromatic card at my team meeting earlier this month. Soft suede is the perfect color for this greeting card, because it lends itself to the colors of nature.

The card is the basic 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" card. The tree and leave cardstock pieces are 3 x 2 and 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 respectively.


The designer series paper is the new Natures Poem that coordinates perfectly with this suite. You'll notice that I embossed the leaves on this card. I did that with the framelits from the Natures Roots coordinating dies. I used the new Big Shot Embossing mats to create this look.


I had to use the beautiful Leaves Trinkets that are part of this suite because they are shiny and add the perfect accent to this greeting card. I attached the leaf with a glue dot. The Natures Twine looks so rustic rolled up under the 1" circle punch. Both were attached with dimensionals.


This set is a classic and was actually designed to coordinate with the ever popular Lovely As A Tree samp set that has been in the catalog for as long as I've been a demonstrator. Thats over 20 years!

Hope you loved this soft suede monochromatic beauty.

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Card Class and Company

Here's a little peek into my Card Class last week. We always have such fun when we get together and stamp the night away.

Deb, Liz and Sue- a few of the Card Class masters! They always are smiling and happy and make class so much fun.


This is the card Deb is holding. We used the Flying Home stamp set and the Stampin Blends to color it in. Be sure to get this set before it retires on May 31st!


I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the vine and the Stitched Shapes framelits for the oval on this card. The Classic Label punch was used for the greeting. Old olive, whisper white and chocolate chip are the cardstock colors used. The Pinewood Planks emboss folder was used on the chocolate chip base.


To color the birds, I first used the pool party dark Stampin Blend alcohol marker all over, then shaded with the night of navy light marker. The nest is crumb cake dark and light and the leaves are old olive dark and light. A Glitter enamel dot add a bit of dimension to this cute little birdie card.


Heather and Mackenzie are a great mother/daughter team. Aren't they just the cutest? It was Mackenzies first time attending card class and she stamped like a pro!


We also made some masculine cards as a nod to Fathers Day, coming soon. The Truly Tailored stamp set and coordinating Tailored Tag punch were perfect for these masculine themed cards.


I love the True Gentleman designer paper. Its definitely very manly and cool. I used a True Gentleman button on the card below- just for fun.



The ink color is Tranquil Tide and the cardstock for this card is very vanilla. Two strips of the Night of Navy Corduroy ribbon were attached under the greeting.


How cool is this card? Love the glasses and the greeting- looks pretty sharp, don't you think?


Raelene and Lorie are showing off their Brusho cards. I'll post details on these cards next time.

Hope you enjoyed a peek into my Card Class today. Thanks for visiting!

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Party Hat Birthday Glimmer

This card was the bonus card at my last Card Class. Its so fun, bright and sparkly. I'm a little sad that the Party Hat Birthday bundle is retiring soon. I am having so much fun creating with this stamp set and dies.

The colors on this card just, pop! I used lemon lime twist card stock as well as the lemon lime twist and bermuda bay glimmer paper from the Myths and Magic Glimmer paper pack. The black and white striped paper is from the Tutti Frutti designer paper pack, which is also retiring soon.


I first stamped the lemon lime twist cardstock with the large multi image stamp from the Party Hat Birthday stamp set, in lemon lime twist ink to give it a tone on tone look. I then cut it out with the Party Hat die. The bermuda bay glimmer paper was cut out with the Party Hat die, and then with the multi image die so that it formed "windows" for the stamped images to pop though.


I also inserted the hearts, stars and circle Metallic shapes in the little shaped openings on the hat. I also used the two new scallop circle punches to frame the birthday sentiment.


This set is SO. MUCH. FUN. I hate to see it go. If you love it too, be sure to get it before it retires on May 31st!


Here's a look at two more cards made with this awesome bundle:


Even a slice of pizza!


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Kick off to my 20 Year Anniversary Celebration

As you may know by now, I am celebrating 20 years with Stampin' Up! I can not believe its been that long. I have to say its been an amazing journey. I've met so many wonderful people, customers, team members and fellow demonstrators that have become great friends and people that I love and admire.If not for Stampin' Up, I would not have met most of them!

I kicked off my anniversary celebration at my team meeting last week as well as a little party will some of my stampin friends at class.

Check out the awesome cake that my friend Mary brought to our team meeting. It was beautiful and so delicious too!


I had yummy snacks for my team meeting and my Thursday night ladies as well.


A strip of designer paper makes the water bottles look so much prettier, don't you think?


I also decorated some cupcakes using the Tabs for Everything stamp set and the Circle Tab Punch.


These are little gift bags I made for all the girls that attended my team meeting that night. I used the Pansy Punch and the Leaf Punch.



We also had some fun stamping, swapping and winning prizes. This is one of the cards that we made. Its a new set coming in June. Actually.... this will be one of the "special" Share What You Love, bundles that can be pre ordered in May. All bundles come with FREE product as well. Look for the announcement in May!


We also celebrated during my Thursday night class.


Here's Tammy with two of the cards she made. See previous posts for details on both of these cards.


We used "Let the Good Times Roll" stamp set and dies to create this cute roller coaster card.


The ink colors used were: pumpkin pie, real read, emerald envy, tempting turquoise, soft sky, daffodil delight and basic black. Cardstock colors were whisper white and tempting turquoise. It was so fun to make!

Sharen really enjoyed making her cards, as you can see.


Details on the Party Hat card, coming later this week, so check back soon.

It was a fun week of celebrating. In addition I had this handsome guy to celebrate. Yes, I was 8 months pregnant with him when I signed up with Stampin' Up, all those years ago!


Thanks to everyone who has made these past 20 years so special. I appreciate your love and support!!

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Watercoloring : In The Trees stamp set

I have another In The Trees card to share with you today. I love using the watercolor pencils and aqua painters with this set. Especially on the trees. I used both the old olive and bermuda bay pencils to lightly color randomly to fill in the leaves. Then used the aqua painter to swoosh and blend it altogether.


Naturally, I used the watercolor paper for this. It holds up to the aqua painter really well and I love the texture it brings to my projects.

I sprinkled a few Glitter epoxy shapes around the sky and background. I love these things, why do they have to be retiring? Got to stock up, before they sell out!


I embossed the soft sky background with the Simply Stripes emboss folder. Kind of looks like ship lap, right? The other cardstock colors are whisper white and dapper denim.


We made this at card class last week too. It was an easy coloring project for the ladies.

I hope you like it!

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