Stampin’ Blends, Flying Home 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek and Leadership

Stampin' Blends, Flying Home 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek
Hey Guys! Tonight I have a Stampin’ Blends, Flying Home 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek and some thoughts on Leadership in Stampin’ Up! for you. I have some incredible news. I needed a couple of days to process it. It’s really big, big news.

Stampin’ Up! announced the Global top 250 demonstrators and the top 150 US demonstrators on Monday.

I am excited to tell you that I am ranked 240 globally and 124 in the US. It’s a crazy feeling! There are nearly 50,000 Stampin’ Up demonstrators and I rank in the in the top. WOW!

I really thought about how to share the news with you, then I decided to make a card with a Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog sneak peek while I tell you all about it.

Flying Home is a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog. Flying Home was gifted to Stampin’ Up! leaders at the CenterStage luncheon given to spoil and train leaders within Stampin’ Up! OnStage.

We made this card at Coffee and a Card today. Tonight, I am making this card for each one of my Stampin’ Up! team. I am so grateful for all the amazing stampers who have chosen to join me on this adventure. It’s is because of them that I am a leader!

I am so stunned by the ranking and so grateful to those who put me there!

Thank you to my Kitchenettes!

Thank you to my amazing Stampin’ Up! customers!

Thank you to my family and friends who have supported my efforts in so many ways!

Thank you to my awesome upline, Angie, who knew I could do it before I knew I could do it. I am stunned.

Enjoy the video tutorial and the printable project sheet. Thank you for stopping by tonight.

If you have thought about joining Stampin’ Up! It’s an amazing time to join – Stampin’ Blends, Stamparatus and 2018 Occasions Catalog Pre-order are great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now.

Flying Home Soft Sayings Card Project Sheet HERE

Classes and Promotions

FREE TRIO OF SEASONAL LANTERNS TUTORIALS

Seasonal Lanterns Card Making Tutorials

Place any order with me in the month of November and receive this FREE trio of Seasonal Lanterns card making tutorials!

Shop HERE – use the host code: MNJAADBP for a special thank you gift from me.

Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Open House


Hey Guys! Join me for a Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Open House Sale-a-bration! Friday, March 24th 5pm – 9pm in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio. All Chicago area adult stampers and paper crafters are welcome and will enjoy:

  • FREE Sale-a-bration Make n Takes
  • Refreshments
  • Mystery Hostess – bring a friend for an extra ticket
  • Be the first to see the new Kitchen Table Stamper MAY Classes – now available on line and TO GO

Chicago Area Stampin' Up! Open House
This is one of the pretty things we will be making at the Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Open House TOMORROW. This card features Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration FREEBIE; Designer Tee*, and Carried Away Designer Series Paper*.

* Sale-a-bration rewards are only available while supplies last. The Sale-a-bration Card Tin and 6×6 Glimmer Paper have already sold out! Place your Stampin’ Up! order soon for best selection.

I will be back on Monday with a video and project sheet for this Designer Tee card.

Tomorrow I will also have the March Paper Pumpkin Kit as a FREE Make n Take, while supplies last.

Check out my video where I wing it putting together the March Paper Pumpkin projects. BTW: If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for three months, it’s on sale for $55, you save $4 and you can get a Sale-a-bration item like Designer Tee FREE.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE

The Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Open House is free, please RSVP to marisa@kitchentablestamper.com so I know how many supplies to prepare and how many cookies to bake.

Please bring dry adhesive (if you prefer it) any basic crafting tools you can not live without.

There is no parking on my side of the street, please pull in the drive or park on the opposite side of the road.

See ya TOMORROW!

Current Kitchen Table Stamper Class:

Stamp Classes Online
Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class – Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE

Paper & Ink Card Sketches for Inspiration

Card Sketches for Inspiration
Hey Guys! I just love Card Sketches for inspiration, don’t you?! It’s time for another Paper and Ink Sketches #4 card. Whoop! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Grab your Stampin’ Up! supplies, the Paper & Ink Card Sketches for inspiration and make a card. Then come share it with us at the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social.

Join the Social HERE

My card is a fun out of the box way to use the Carried Away Designer Series Paper that is free with any $50 order during Sale-a-bration. I love the hot air balloon motif featured in the DSP, but I have a lot of it and wanted to try it with some of my other stamp sets. I think this fusion was a success!

Can you believe we are about to enter the last week of Sale-a-bration?! It’s the most wonderful time of the year to buy Stampin’ Up! and it’s the most wonderful time of the year to join Stampin’ Up! Did you know that when you join Stampin’ Up! for just $99 you get $125 worth of products of your choice and two additional stamp sets of your choice for free. If you want to talk about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to talk or text (847)922-6795.

Get your Basket Bunch Paper & Ink Sketch #4 Project Sheet HERE.

Get the Paper & Ink Sketches #4 without measurements HERE
Get the Paper & Ink Sketches #4 with measurements HERE

Current Kitchen Table Stamper Class:

Stamp Classes Online
Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class – Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE

Place a Stampin Up Sale a bration order HERE – use the host code: FVKPVZ66 for a special thank you gift from me.

Order Stampin Up Basket Bunch in time for Easter

Order Stampin Up Basket Bunch
Hey Guys! I made another fun Easter treat for you today. Trust me, you are going to want to order Stampin Up Basket Bunch in time for Easter crafting! I have more fun tutorials coming with this adorable set and we are in Sale-a-bration! When you order Stampin Up Basket Bunch Bundle, as part of a $50 order, you get to choose a Sale-a-bration product FREE!

Speaking of Sale-a-bration, I have some news. First the sad news. The Stampin Up 6×6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment is no longer available for redemption. I am so sorry to those of you who were still hoping to get a pack!

Sale-a-bration

Now the cool part. Stampin’ Up heard our cries when that very popular item became unavailable. They added SEVEN new selections to the Sale-a-bration promotion! Crazy and unheard of, but they care and want everyone to receive an item that they don’t already have, and that they will LOVE during the final days of Sale-a-bration!

Hold on to your hat, the seven items now available for redemption as Sale-a-bration rewards are from the current annual catalog! There is paper, cardstock, embossing folders and washi tape to choose from. Each item is free with a $50 order.

Sale-a-bration

Back to the Basket Bunch tutorial I have for you for today, check out this cute little carrot crate!

I found these Palmers Double Crips chocolate carrots at Walgreens. I buy them every Easter season – but this, I think, is one of the cutest things I have ever made with them!

Enjoy the tutorial and don’t forget to download the project sheet with full color photo, measurements and full supply list. Thank you for stopping by for your Stampin’ Up! news and inspiration today!

Get your Basket Bunch Carrot Crate Project Sheet HERE

Current Kitchen Table Stamper Class:

Stamp Classes Online
Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class – Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE

Place a Stampin Up Sale a bration order HERE – use the host code: FVKPVZ66 for a special thank you gift from me.

Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch Easter Basket Treat Tutorial


Hey Guys! I am busy busy getting ready for my final Chicago area Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration events but I still managed to pull together this adorable tutorial for you!

Wednesday, March 22 I am having COffee and a Card with Chicago area Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Marisa Alvarez. We will make one BEAUTIFUL card and have some coffee and fellowship. The event is $5 or free with a $35 order. Check out the card we are making in this post. It features the Sale-a-bration reward stamp set Reverse Words. All Chicago area crafters are welcome!

Friday, March 24th 5pm – 9pm I am have a Sale-a-bration Open House. It’s a last hur-rah for Sale-a-bration in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio. All Chicago area adult stampers and paper crafters are welcome and will enjoy:

  • FREE Sale-a-bration Make n Takes
  • Refreshments
  • Mystery Hostess – bring a friend for an extra ticket
  • Be the first to see the new Kitchen Table Stamper Classes – now available on line and TO GO

If you live in the Chicago area, come on out! RSVP by email to marisa@kitchentablestamper.com so I know how many card kits to prepare and how many cookies to bake.

Now on to today’s project. I made this sweet little Basket Bunch Easter basket treat tutorial for you. Enjoy the video tutorial and don’t miss the free printable project sheet below.

Get your Basket Bunch Easter Basket Treat Project Sheet HERE

Current Kitchen Table Stamper Class:

Stamp Classes Online
Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class – Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE

Place a Stampin Up Sale a bration order HERE – use the host code: FVKPVZ66 for a special thank you gift from me.

Free Pretty Pocket Card Kit when you place a Stampin Up Sale a bration Order

place a stampin up sale a bration order
Hey Guys! Have you seen the Pretty Pocket Card Kit you can get FREE when you place a Stampin Up Sale a bration order? I am just in love with this kit. The colors are soft and bright. It just screams SPRING!

This kit makes an easy adorable pocket card but it can be kicked up for a more experienced paper crafter. Take a look at these two videos.

This first video is Stampin’ Up!‘s video showing the kit as intended. The all inclusive kit makes eight pocket cards quickly and includes matching envelopes.

The second video is my kicked up version. I added flowers from the Swirly Bird stamp set stamped in Pool Party, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi.

Whether you keep it simple or kick it up, both versions are a satisfying craft. What’s even better yet, the kit is free with a $50 order. Take a look at your wish list and place a Stampin Up Sale a bration order now because the Pretty Pocket Card Kit, like the other Sale a bration items, is only available while supplies last.

Get your Pretty Pocket Card Kit Project Sheet HERE.

Current Kitchen Table Stamper Class:

Stamp Classes Online
Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class – Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE

Place a Stampin Up Sale a bration order HERE – use the host code: FVKPVZ66 for a special thank you gift from me.

How to use your Stampin’ Up! Popcorn Box Thinlits to make a CUTE Easter pouch basket


Hi Guys!
I have two matching projects in one video tutorial for you today! I hope it’s not to hard to follow along as I craft both a Popcorn Box Thinlits pouch basket and matching mini card featuring the new Basket Bunch Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog.

Do you have your own copies of the 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog? If you don’t, and you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please fill out the catalog request form and I will send them out to you right away!

Enjoy the tutorial! Thank you for stopping by today!

Get your Basket Bunch Popcorn Box Framelits Basket and Mini Card Project Sheet HERE.

Shop HERE – use the host code: FVKPVZ66 for a special thank you gift from me.

Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch Easter Treat Gift Box Punch Board Tutorial

Basket Bunch

Hey Guys!

I have a cute Easter treat video tutorial for you today. This treat box was made with the Stampin’ Up! Gift Box Punch Board and the brand new Basket Bunch Bundle.

Basket Bunch

Basket Bunch Bundle, from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, is the Basket Bunch Stamps with Basket Builder Framelits Dies for 10% discount when you buy them together! Want to save 10%? BUNDLE!

Shop HERE – use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift from me.

Enjoy the Gift Box Punch Board tutorial. Thank you for spending some time with me today.
Craft On!

Get your Basket Bunch Nugget Box Project Sheet HERE

Egg-stra Special Stmapin’ Up! Basket Bunch Easter Card

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Hey Guys!
I have another version of the Paper & Ink Sketches #3 card sketch in the Egg-stra Special Easter card.

I used Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch Bundle and Tasty Treats Specialty DSP from the Stmapin’ Up! 2017 Occasions catalog and Avant Garden from the Sale-a-bration Catalog to make this punny Egg-stra special card. Isn’t Sale-a-bration the best time of the year?!

I am really enjoying all the free Stampin’ Up products I have earned. If your Stampin’ Up! wish list is long, Sale-a-bration is a wonderful time to treat yo’self.

Shop HERE  – Remember if your order is less than $150, use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift from me.

Get your Basket Bunch Egg-stra Special Card Project Sheet HERE

Get your Paper & Ink Sketches #3 with Measurements HERE

Get your Paper & Ink Sketches #3 HERE

Last Call Amuse February Collection – Mystery Hostess Opportunity

Gnome Other Mini Pillow Box
I have been under the weather and dealing with a very personal family issue. I am sorry I was gone last week. I missed you all. I am so far behind in all the things I want to share with you! Today, I am blogging against the clock. I have to pick up my oldest daughter from school in about 20 minutes! Here it is, right to the point, short and SWEET.

The A Muse Studio February Collection goes while supplies last tomorrow. I am so sad to see stamp sets like Gnome Other, Grow and Tiptoe Through the Tulips go! The stamp sets in the A Muse February Collection had such CHARACTER this time! Look that that gnome – character, right?! Don’t miss out. You never know if we will ever see these Amuse stamps again.

I have a couple of small orders here that do not total a party. Would you like a chance at the A Muse Studio hostess benefits? If there is anything A Muse Studio you have had your eye on, now is the time to order it! You could be the winner of the hostess rewards. Anyone want $25 or more in A Muse products of your choice? Email me or call me (847)922-6795 with your order today before 7pm CST. If Gideon (Desi drew this time. The hostess benefits were rewarded here.) draws your name you get the hostess rewards. That easy!

Detailed Supply List – Click to shop A Muse Studio 24/7

A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Mini Pillow Box Die adaption treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Gnome Other SSSE032 and Grow SSSC033 from the A Muse Studio February Collection available while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Azul PAPS608, Cocoa PAPS804, and Pebble Petite Hexagon PAPH103
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900,and VersaMark IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Tag Bundle Die Set TAD0209, Mini Pillow Box Die TAD00183, Even Taller Numbers Die Set (zero for the handle) TAD0131, Landscape Die Set TAD0174, Toffee Twine RATW802, Lime Organdy Ribbon RAOR502, Cherry Chevron Ribbon RACV204, Fiesta Button Assortment EABTFSA, White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Paper Cosmos EAFW001, 3d Foam Adhesive ASFA001, Copic Markers and Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01

a muse studio lucky charm st. Patrick’s day friend card

Lucky Charm
It’s President’s Day and things are busy at the Alvarez house. Even though the littles are off of school today, I still have to drive mom’s taxi service. I am off again in just a minute to drop my oldest off at work. Today I thought I would share my favorite Lucky Charm card from Linda’s blog. I think this handmade card is gorgeous! The gold embossing is so elegant and the Grass Splash! Ink background is so interesting. The more I see done with A Muse Studio Lucky Charm, the more I like it! What is your favorite stamp set in the A Muse February Collection?
Monthly Collection Snip

Easter Basket Die Set TAD0075 – love

Easter Basket Die Set tad0075
Happy Friday! It’s TGIF day as my 6 year old son loves to declare as he gets out of bed on Friday morning. I hope you have a little craftiness planed for the weekend! I plan to spend some time in my studio enjoying the new A Muse Studio March Collection – it’s amazing!

Let’s get on to the handmade card I am sharing today shall we? I love the A Muse Studio Easter Basket Die Set TAD0075 and tis the season right?! This basket is wonderful for Easter projects like this sweet lacey Easter card OR this pretty pink pillow box.

Easter Basket Die Cut TAD0075

The Easter Basket Die Set also makes pretty floral Spring cards and did you know that when you buy the basket you get the chicken too?! YUP! It’s true. The chicken is the throw away piece between the handle and the basket. Go on, go look. You will love the other samples. I gotta go. I will be back tomorrow with a delicious surprise. Come back tomorrow.

Detailed Supply List – Click to shop A Muse Studio 24/7

A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Easter Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Tiptoe Through the Tulips SSSD036 from the A Muse Studio February Collection available now while supplies last and Hexagon Background SHMC039
Paper: A Muse Studio Mermaid Petite Pinstripe PASR509, Papaya Polka Dot PAPP402, Papaya PAPS402, Wasabi PAPS506, Pebble PAPS102, Mermaid PAPS509, Wasabi Petite Polka Dot PAPP506, Sky Petite Hexagon PAPH600, Sugar PAPS001, and Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601
Ink: A Muse Studio Seattle IAPF103, VersaMark IVMP001, VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Easter Basket Die Set TAD0075, Grass Die TAD0005, Rounded Pennant Duo Die Set TAD0180, Orange Twinkle Stickers EATW301, and Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01

A Muse Studio Lucky Charm SSSE034

Lucky Charm SSSE034
Hey Guys! I am starting a new feature on Instagram #StampSetOfTheWeek. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for updates. You can find me as kitchentablestamper on Instagram. I am going to feature an A Muse Studio Stamp Set each week. The first EVER #StampSetOfTheWeek is A Muse Studio Lucky Charm SSSE034. This fun sentiment stamp set is available from Amuse as part of the February Collection while supplies last.
Lucky Charm SSSE034
Don’t just think St. Paddy’s Day for Lucky Charm! A Muse Studio specifically designed Lucky Charm to be useful all year long! I love this birthday card Linda shared on her blog sneak peeks. Add a few scratch n win lottery tickets inside for a fun birthday card and gift combo.
What other ideas do you have for using Lucky Charm all year long? Post your ideas in the comments section, I’d love to hear them! Then get over to Instagram and follow me @kitchentablestamper for the #StampSetOfTheWeek.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips Easter Card and Table Favor

Tulips Card and Candy Package
I just love this little chick from A Muse Studio Tiptoe through the Tulips. Today I want to quickly share this clean and simple Easter greeting card and coordinated Easter table favor. I made these for the A Muse Studio February Collection release.

I can not wait to try this little chick with all kinds of everyday greetings too!

I am off to cut for card making class. If you live in the Chicago Area, it’s not too late to join us for a paper crafting and card making class featuring Amuse Stamps.

Check out the A Muse Studio February Collection HERE. Place your A Muse Studio order early because all monthly collections are available while supplies last.
Monthly Collection Snip

Detailed Supply List – Click to shop A Muse Studio 24/7

A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Easter Card and Candy Package:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Tiptoe Through the Tulips SSSD036 from the A Muse Studio February Collection available now while supplies last Essential Sentiments Too SASN044
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda PAPS601, Wasabi PAPS506, Wasabi Petite Polka Dot PAPP506, Sky Petite Hexagon PAPH600, Sugar PAPS001, and Mermaid Petite Polka Dot PAPP509
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900, VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Candy Package Two Die TAD0136, Grass Die TAD0005, Classic Tag Die Set TAD0019, Orange Bakers Cording RABC301, Pumpkin Bag of Buttons EABT302, Hooray Die Set TAD0187 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001 and Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01

A Muse Studio Lucky Charm Rainbow and Mini Popcorn Box Die Treat Box

Rainbow and Mini Popcorn Box Die Treat
This is one of my most favorite projects made for the A Muse Studio February Collection release. It combines three very versatile, totally flexible A Muse Studio dies, the new Rainbow Die TAD0232, Basic Banner Die TAD0210 and the Mini Popcorn Box Die TAD0184, with the Lucky Charm SSSE034 stamp set to make one SWEET St. Patty’s Day treat. Squee!

I couldn’t wait to share this St. Paddy’s Day treat box with you. Construction is super simple. Check out the detailed supply list at the end of this post.

  • Cut and assemble two Mini Popcorn Boxes. Be sure to cut the Basic Banner from Sugar Cardstock on one of the passes through your die cut machine.
  • When you cut the Rainbow Die in six different colors, it makes six rainbows ready to go! Making multiples of this treat box is easy.
  • Glue the Rainbow Die Cut pieces to Sugar Cardstock and cut out with scissors. Adhere the ends of the rainbow to the inside of the Mini Popcorn Boxes.
  • Stamp “Lucky” on Sugar cardstock and cut out. Stamp “to know you” on the Basic Banner. Secure the sentiments to the front of the Mini Popcorn Boxes.
  • Fill your St. Patrick’s Day rainbow treat with something GOLD of course! We like Rolo Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolateat the Alvarez house.

Do you like St. Patrick’s Day crafts, cards and treats? I do! They are a welcome sign of Spring. Be sure that you are on the Kitchen Table Stamper mailing list. Newsletter subscribers get free exclusive printable downloadable paper craft tutorials every month!
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Detailed Supply List – Click to shop A Muse Studio 24/7

A Muse Studio supplies used to make this St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Treat Box:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Lucky Charm SSSE034 from the A Muse Studio February Collection available now while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Apple PAPS210, Habanero PAPS307, Marigold PAPS406, Margarita PAPS511, Mermaid PAPS509 and Hibiscus PAPS704.
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Rainbow Die TAD0232, Basic Banner Die TAD0210, Mini Popcorn Box Die TAD0184, and Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01