Colorful Seasons Tonight – Coffee and a Card Wednesday and another quiet week at Kitchen Table Stamper

Kitchen Table Stamper - Marisa Alvarez
Hey Guys! It continues to be a busy summer with lots of ups and downs here at Kitchen Table Stamper. I have some house guests until tomorrow so it will continue to be kind of quiet here.

We have enjoyed a very nice visit. Pictured above, left to right, my husband Max, myself, my cousins Adam and Katherine at Lynfred Winery in Wheeling, IL. Max and I served a bottle of Lynfred Sangria on Saturday night and everyone fell in love. Since Lynfred is local, and special, we took them out to the winery on Sunday. We tasted and they stocked up on some local wines to take home with them.

Christmas in July

Stampin Up Christmas in July

I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator it allows me to make an income from home while putting family first! If you have ever thought about joining Stampin Up, now is a great time to join the fun. In July you can take advantage of Christmas in July and get an Essentials Gift Pack, the brand new Carols of Christmas stamp set and FREE SHIPPING in addition to your choice of $125 in Stampin Up products all for $99.

Learn more about the benefits of joining Stampin Up with Kitchen Table Stamper here.

Join the fun, become a Stampin Up demonstrator by clicking here. It only takes a few minutes and there is nothing to lose!

Kitchen Table Stamper Colorful Seasons

I wanted to update you with some housekeeping things and let you know the schedule. Tonight is the Colorful Seasons Card Class in person at Kitchen Table Stamper. I am looking forward to seeing you all for some craft therapy!

If you ordered the Colorful Seasons bundle – I am still waiting on Stampin’ Up! for the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. They were on back order but have been shipped. Your envelopes are all ready to fly as soon as the dies arrive.

If you ordered the Make n Takes only for Colorful Seasons, they are going postal today! Whoop!

Everyone taking the class in person, to go or online will get an email with access to the Colorful Seasons Card Class in the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom this evening or tomorrow morning.

Coffee and a Card – Wednesday July 12th

I know some of you have seen on Facebook, or you know me well enough to know, our family suffered a huge loss this weekend. We are mourning the loss of my mother’s brother, a beloved uncle, who was a big part of my childhood and growing up. We will be remembering him on Wednesday night.

I still plan on having my usual Coffee and a Card on Wednesday morning, look out for a preview tomorrow. The only difference is that this Wednesday I am going to wrap up Coffee and a Card at noon sharp. I need some time to prepare my children and offer help and support to my aunt and cousins. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Please plan on joining me for Coffee and a Card Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am so that we can have enough time to enjoy a coffee and make a card before noon.

I am just a text or call away if you need me. Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for your support, love and encouragement through broken ankles, holidays, house guests and big huge losses. I appreciate you and I am so grateful.

Oh my party batman! Happy Independence Day, Stampin Up Christmas in July and Bonus Days…

Hey Guys! It continues to be crazy town here at Kitchen Table Stamper! I have left you in the dark about Stampin Up Christmas in July and Bonus Days but family and home were calling!

Yesterday we had a fantastic 18th Annual Independence Day Bash, it was a very small party this year, only about 65 people. We cooked and cleaned and planned and prepared all weekend long and still found myself constantly on the move at the party. I didn’t take any pictures this year. {EDITED to add a picture of the man and me at the parade.}

I am going to take the kids to the parades this morning so I gotta run. I just wanted to make sure you were not in the dark a minute longer about Stampin Up Bonus Days and Christmas in July. Have a very happy and safe Independence Day!

There are two fabulous promotions going on this month. First one, Bonus Days is for customers. For every $50 you spend in July you earn a $5 coupon to spend in August. BONUS, right?

  • For every $50 you spend July 1–31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to use in August.
  • There’s no limit on how many you can earn!
  • An email address is required! Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.

Stampin Up Christmas in July

The other AWESOME promotion this month is Stampin Up Christmas in July. This promotion is for new Stampin Up demonstrators. Have you been thinking about joining the Kitchen Table Stamper team? Well, NOW is a great time! Join my team in July and get a Essentials Gift Pack with a $72 value PLUS your free Paper Pumpkin plus your starter kit $125 product of your choice and FREE SHIPPING!

Join my team in July and receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack that includes:

    • *Carols of Christmas Stamp Set
    • Paper Snips
    • Snail Adhesive
    • Grid Paper
    • TWO D Blocks
    • Bone Folder

*The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set will be featured in the 2017 Stampin Up Holiday Catalog and by joining in July you get it FREE!

Click here to check out all the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and a Kitchen Table Stamper team member or click here to join now.

Thank you for spending a bit of your Independence Day with me! If everything goes as planned, I will see you again Thursday with a video tutorial for you.

Lemon Zest Glassine Treat Bag

Lemon Zest Glassine Treat Bag
Hey Guys! Here is the Lemon Zest Glassine Treat Bag tutorial that I promised.

I mentioned in this post that things are going to be a little quiet around here. It’s wild busy here getting ready for our 18th Annual Independence Day Bash. Now I am also preparing for some out of town company from July 7th through July 11th. It’s crazy town here! I am so looking forward to my Indiana family coming to visit. I don’t see them often enough. Next week will be light too, but I AM HERE just a text away!

Now on to the Lemon Zest glassine treat bag tutorial. I made these bags for the girls on my Stmapin Up team who participated in my 2017-18 Stampin Up Catalog Designer Series Paper Sampler. I run a paper sampler when new catalogs are released. It’s a good way for my customers, and for demonstrators on my team, to get an up close look at all the new Stampin Up Designer Series Paper before committing to buying a whole pack of any one design. Awesome. When you are a member of my Stampin Up team, you get a discount on the paper sampler! Double awesome.

Join my Stampin’ Up! team HERE – wait til July 1st though, trust me.

These are the treat bags I sent as a thank you. They would make great DIY Party Favors, thank you gifts or would be a nice way to present a gift card.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a happy and safe Independence Day.

Printable Lemon Zest Galssine Treat Bag Project Sheet

PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

Promotion Details:

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

This Little Piggy Treat Bag – Coffee and a Card


Hey Guys! Enjoy the This Little Piggy Treat Bag project that I have for you today! I made these for and mailed them to some of the wonderful ladies on my Stampin Up team. I am so proud of all the achievements that we have celebrated in seven months that we have been demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We are building a community that shares and cares. I have a team that helps each other and CELEBRATES each other’s success! If you have thought about joining Stampin’ Up and you are looking for a team like that, you have found us!

You can learn more about joining Stampin’ Up, on my team, right HERE.

PS – New catalog time is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!. Your wish list is long and everything is NEW! With the Stampin’ Up starter kit you can choose any $125 of new products of your choice for just $99! Best part, shipping is FREE and Stampin’ Up throws in a FREE Paper Pumpkin!
If you are ready, you can join my Stampin’ Up! team right HERE. I can’t wait to welcome you on your adventure!

Don’t forget Coffee and a Card TOMORROW

Do you live in the Chicago area? Want to do some stamping with us?

We are going to make one of these CUTE little treat bags tomorrow. Coffee and a Card is a drop in stamping event. Drop in when you want, before noon, and leave when you are done with your project and a good chat!

Coffee and a Card is $5 or FREE with a $35 Stampin Up order placed with me in class that day. If you have questions about Coffee and a Card, call me. (847)922-6795

Enjoy the video tutorial and the project sheet! Thank you for stopping by today.

Get your This Little Piggy Treat Bag Project Sheet HERE.

Time is running out! Shop the Stampin’ Up! Retirement Sale


Get the the Annual Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Occasions Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Retired List – includes both catalogs (Excel) HERE
Retiring Product PDF List HERE

Shop HERE – use the host code: 4WJPBKWR for a special thank you gift from me.

Still on for Coffee and a Card TOMORROW + OnStage Pictures


Yeah! That’s me, standing on the right, with my awesome OnStage roomies Gwen and Pamela. I wanted to pop in and let you all know that I am still planning on having Coffee and a Card tomorrow! Right now I am not sure what card we will make…
…I am still catching up with myself!

Maybe I will post a picture of the Coffee and a Card card on my Kitchen Table Stamper Facebook page after I decide. If you don’t like and follow me over there, buzz over to Facebook and give me a follow. Quit missing stuff! 😉

Today is another catch up day here at Kitchen Table Stamper. I might need the whole week! OnStage was FUN, but I totally need regroup after the announcement of the Stampin Up Retirement List and after seeing the new 2017-18 Stampin Up catalog!

Check out the Stampin Up! Retirement List and get what you want while you can! The speed at which items are selling out has me spinning and therefore I am scrambling to keep offering you valuable content. I don’t want to tease you with things that are sold out and gone for good! Browse the sale, some items are up to 50% off, and I will regroup!

Shop HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

Thank you for stopping in today. As a reward, here is the tiniest little sneak peek at some things you will see in the 2017-18 Stampin Up! catalog. Do you see some new colors that you might not recognize? Yup! That’s right. You are looking at some of the 2017-2019 In Colors! The OnStage logo was in our face all along!

You are looking at four of the five new In Colors, from left to right on the OnStage logo on the Planner, are Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. More sneak peeks to come, tomorrow I get my Product Premier Preorder. I will do an unboxing video!

See ya tomorrow at Coffee and a Card. It’s a drop in from 10am to noon and all are welcome. $5 includes your card and a coffee, tea or cocoa. Coffee and a Card is FREE if you place a $35 Stampin Up order. Call me if you need directions (847)922-6795

Stampin’ Up! OnStage Minneapolis – Squee!

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I know I have been so quite, right?! I am getting ready for and traveling to OnStage. OnStage is for Stampin Up demonstrators only, it’s great being a demonstrator because of exclusive things like OnStage where we Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get training, do stamping and witness the 2017-18 Stampin Up catalog reveal! I will have the newest Stampin Up catalog in my hot hands Saturday. See why I squee!?

That brings me to the point of my post today. With the new 2017-18 Stampin Up catalog comes the retirement of the 2016-17 catalog and all kinds of product will be going, going, gone! I just wanted to take a minute to remind you specifically about the 2015-17 In Colors. THey are beautiful. I think my favorite is Mint Macaron, or maybe Watermelon Wonder – NO, it’s definitely Cucumber Crush!

Either way, the 2015-17 In Color Ink Pads, Reinkers, Cardstock, Markers and Accessories are going to sell out fast! I already stocked up.

Alright, I have a little housekeeping for you today.
I am in Eagan, MN staying with friends and going to get back to them. I will be home Sunday night.

Stamp Classes Online

Monday night I teach the April Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class. Tuesday I will mail Balloon Adventures Birthday Card TO GO classes with and without the bundle and the Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class Online Classroom will also open up TUESDAY.

Be on the look out for the reveal of the May Kitchen Table Stamper Class offering – it’s AWESOME! Pre-Order will begin Tuesday!

Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

place a Sale-a-bration order, sale ends in just over 24 hours


Hey Guys! It’s not too late to place a Sale-a-bration order and get the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper free!

Today, I have a card inspired by a gift from my Stampin’ Up! team leader. I got the happiest mail, you will have to watch the video to see what it was. I was so excited about the gift, I made my self a notebook to match. With the scraps I made this greeting card. Best part?

The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, which I used on both the card and notebook, is free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration!

Place a sale-a-braiton order soon, there’s just over 24 hours left.

Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

Here is a picture of the notebook I made to match the awesome gift. Sorry the pictures are not the best. It was storming here in the Chicago Area.

I am taking my fancy notebook to OnStage in next week! I can not wait to go meet with and stamp with my Stampin’ Up! team. I can’t wait to get the new Stampin’ Up! catalog in my hands!

Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!? If you have, it’s a great time to join! The new Stampin’ Up! catalog is coming!

If you have any questions about what it’s like to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please call me. (847)922-6795. I would love to talk to you. Maybe you are ready to join, it only takes a few minutes and there is nothing to lose!

Join my Stampin’ Up! team HERE

I have swaps to make and so much to do with the end of Sale-a-bration here! Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop in. Enjoy the card tutorial and project sheet.

Get your You’re Sublime Toadally Awesome Card Project Sheet HERE

Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

Final Days of Sale-a-bration – Free product with ever $50 purchase, TWO free stamp sets when you join Stampin’ Up!


Hey Guys! I can not believe we are in the final days of Sale-a-bration! Just three more days to enjoy a free Stampin’ Up! product for every $50 you spend. Did you see the newest additions to the Sale-a-bration rewards line up? There are FIVE new choices that Stampin’ Up! introduced last week.

I used two of them on these CUTE treat bags. These cute little Just Keep Swimming Gummy Bear Treat Bags are for my team and roommates for OnStage in April. You might enjoy the tutorial and project sheet I put together for you below.

During these final days of Sale-a-bration, if your Stampin’ Up! wish list is long or you are going to buy it anyway, now is the time. Go ahead, get some free products.

I know I am going to stock up on cardstock, adhesive, reinkers and some of the 2015-17 In Colors. Why not? I get a free products and I was going to buy cardstock and adhesive this year anyway!

Let me know if I can help you with a last minute Sale-a-bration stock up order.

Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

OK, Let me tell you about the best deal in Stampin’ Town. I know I said it before, but here it is again because time is short!

There is absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain with the Stampin’ Up! starter kit. Whether you want the the discount or an income or even just a great deal on the Stampin’ Up! products you love, now is the time to join my team!

The Stampin’ Up! starter kit is $99 and includes $125 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products, a Paper Pumpkin, all your catalogs and business supplies, PLUS you choose an additional TWO stamp sets of your choice (up to $104 retail value) PLUS free shipping!

Final days of Sale-a-bration

Here is one more little bonus – when you join my team during Sale-a-bration AND meet your first quarterly minimum you can even qualify for one more additional FREE stamp Set! It just keeps getting better and better!

Learn more about the benefits of joining my team HERE. I would love to meet up with you for the next Stampin’ Up! Onstage event this fall.

Think about it and enjoy the tutorial, but don’t wait till the last minute, I hear things get crazy and the servers crash with all the last minute Sale-a-bration orders and sign ups.

Thank you for stopping by today, let me know how I can help you stay crafty!

Get your Just Keep Swimming Gummy Bear Treat Bag Project Sheet HERE

how to make a card with Designer Tee – encouragement for my team

Chicago Area Stampin' Up! Open House
Hi guys! I promised I would be back today to show you how to make a card with Stampin’ Up! Designer Tee. This is one of the make n takes that were available at my Open House on Friday. I know with Spring Break lots of you wanted to stop in but couldn’t. Below there is a video tutorial and printable project sheet to teach you how to make a card like mine, but first a little about who these cards are designed for:

I am sending these cards out to my team to encourage them in their Stampin Up! business. I have lots of girls on my team and each one has a different goal with Stampin’ Up!.

Some want to make Stampin’ Up! a full time job so they can earn an income.

Some want make their quarterly minimum so that they can keep “in the know” with Stampin’ Up! and they can continue to get a great discount.

Most of my Stampin’ Up! team is somewhere in between those two goals. I love them all and honor their goals. I am proud of any steps they take to be successful as they define it. As a Stampin’ Up! team, we have had a great Sale-a-bration and I want to encourage them in the last days of the promotion.

join Stampin Up

Have you thought of joining Stmapin’ Up!? No matter what your reason for joining, hobby or business, you would be welcome on my team with open arms! Do you want to learn about the benefits of joining my team? There is a page for that!

Check out the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me HERE

Don’t miss the TWO extra FREE stamp sets of your choice when you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Sale-a-bration! $99 for $125 of Stampin’ Up! product is always a good deal, but why not join when you can choose any two additional stamp sets?

There are only five days left in this promotion, join Stampin’ Up! today. $99 for well over $125 in product, what is there to lose?

Join my Stampin’ Up! team HERE

Do you have questions? Email me: marisa@kitchentablestamper.com – I would love to talk to you.

Get your Designer Tee Encouragement Card 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.

Hey Chick Covered Notepad Gift – Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration, get free stamp sets!


Hey Guys!
I made these Hey Chick covered notepads to send some demonstrators my Stampin’ Up! team. Their achievements deserve a special celebration.

While I was covering notepads with beautiful Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and embellishing with Petite Petals Punch flowers, I made a video tutorial and printable project sheet for you.

But first,

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?

join Stampin Up
Now is the perfect time! The Stampin’ Up! Flex Kit starter kit is just $99! Your kit includes:

  • A Business Supply Kit Valued at $50
  • $125 worth of products of YOUR CHOICE
  • a Paper Pumpkin Kit – $19.99 value
  • FREE SHIPPING – That’s a 10% savings!
  • During SALE-A-BRATION GET THE STANDARD STARTER KIT + MORE STAMPS

  • PLUS any TWO extra stamp sets of any price, from any catalog (with the exception of Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles)

click here to join now.

No experience needed, training, support and a STRONG TEAM environment provided! When you join us, you will be welcome with open arms – business builder or hobby stamper!

What’s holding you back? If you still have questions, lets talk. (847) 922-6795, or if you’re ready click here to join now.

Now lets learn how to make a simple covered notepad using Stampin’ Up! products including the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set, Hey Chick.

THank you for stopping by to day and taking time with me while I bragged on my fantastic Stampin’ Up! team.

Get Your Hey Chick Covered Notepad Project SheetHERE.

Tasty Trucks Sale-a-bration Freebie Birthday Card

Tasty Trucks Cupcake Birthday
Huy Guys!

I am just popping in with another free card making tutorial for you. I am in love with Stampin’ Up! Tasty Trucks. I made this card over the weekend while stamping with one of my downline. Thanks for all the suggestions Jackie!

We have so much fun together as a team whether in person, or online. I wanna take a quick rabbit trail here and BRAG on those girls! I know I am making a fuss, but I am proud of my team!

We have been Stampin Up! demonstrators for three months (or less) and we have had:

  • three title advancements
  • four quick start program rewards

We are really learning a growing as a team. I advanced title to Bronze Elite and Silver in one month, last month! I couldn’t have done it without the contribution of my downline and the support of my upline!

join Stampin Up

Sale-a-bration is the BEST time to join Stampin’ Up! You get the awesome Flex Kit, with $125 of product you pick, for just $99 (free shipping), PLUS you get to choose ANY two additional stamp sets as a bonus!

I’d like to invite you to join our Stampin’ Up! team now during Sale-a-bration and see what the fuss is about!

Join HERE

OK, back on track…

Want Tasty Trucks? I know you do! IT’S SO CUTE and VERSATILE and FREE! Check it out:

Tasty Trucks SAB page

How can you get Tasty Trucks free?? Place a Stampin’ Up! order of $50 or more on my Stampin’ Up! webstore and Tasty Trucks is yours for FREE! Happy shoppin’!

Shop HERE

– use the host code: 7AVW3Z3W for a special thank you gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Enjoy the free printable savable Tasty Trucks Cupcake Birthday Project Sheet I put together for you. It has all the measurements, step-by-step instructions and a convenient supply list included.

Get your Project Sheet HERE

Become a Stampin’ Up! demo during Sale-a-bration – BONUS!

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HEY GUYS!!! I am so excited! I just registered for Stampin’ Up! OnStage local in Minneapolis, MN!

I know, right? For my A Muse Studio friends, think NatCon and for my TAC Angels think Seminar! Yeah! Remember the FUN, INSPIRATION and ENCOURAGEMENT that it was to get together with like-minded crafty women? If you have never done it, trust me, there is nothing like it!

OnStage is just one of the reasons that RIGHT NOW is the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! team. If you join now you can register for OnStage! We can go together.

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?

join Stampin Up
Now is the perfect time! The Stampin’ Up! Flex Kit starter kit is just $99! Your kit includes:

  • A Business Supply Kit Valued at $50
  • $125 worth of products of YOUR CHOICE
  • a Paper Pumpkin Kit – $19.99 value
  • FREE SHIPPING – That’s a 10% savings!
  • During SALE-A-BRATION GET THE STANDARD STARTER KIT + MORE STAMPS

    Why wait? If you join the Stampin’ Up! family during this year’s Sale-A-Bration, you have fabulous opportunities to stuff your starter kits with TWO extra stamp sets and get stamping—any price, from any catalog (with the exception of Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles)!

    click here to join now.

    join Stampin Up

    Are you looking for a way to make your paper crafting passion more productive?

    Maybe you don’t want to build a big business, that’s ok! Business builders and hobby demonstrators are all welcome on my team!

  • Do you love Stampin’ Up product?
  • Is your wish list longer than your budget?
  • Are you a passionate paper crafter who shares the joy with family and friends?
  • Do you want to meet more paper crafters and make new friends?
  • Do you want a discount on all your Stampin’ Up! orders?
  • Join Stampin’ Up! on my team and you will be welcome and supported whatever your reasons for joining!

    What benefits are there to joining my team?

    I bring more than 10 years experience in the Stamping Social Selling Industry to the table, that means I can help you meet your goals! I have consistently met my goals and can help you too!
    Members of my team have access to:

  • New Demonstrator Training Video Series
  • Team Facebook Page
  • Group Coaching Calls
  • Blog Training
  • Business Builders Group
  • CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM TODAY

    No experience needed, training, support and a STRONG TEAM environment provided!

    What’s holding you back? If you still have questions, lets talk. (847) 922-6795, or if you’re ready click here to join now.

Stampin! Up Starter Kit – Unboxed!


It’s here! It’s HERE!! I am so pleased with the value of my Stampin’ Up! starter kit. I paid $99 and got $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, PLUS a paper pumpkin kit, Stampin’ Up! business supplies and FREE shipping! Are you ready to join the Stampin’ Up! team? Click here, it only takes a few minutes. Do you have questions about Stampin’ Up! or about our team, just call/text (847)922-6795 or email me. I would love to talk to you about the things that are holding you back.