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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.

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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

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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.

Coffee and a card with Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

coffee and a card with Chicago Area Stampin' Up! demonstrator
Hey Guys! Today I want to share my Coffee and a Card project with you. I am a Chicago area Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I offer events in my Rolling Meadows home studio.

We are are meeting for coffee and a card on Wednesday March 22nd from 10 am to 12 noon. This is the beautiful card we will be making. It features Stampin’ Up! Reverse Words. Reverse Words is a Sale-a-bration stamp set. That means you can only get Reverse Words for FREE with your $50 Stampin’ Up! order for a limited time!

Sale-a-bration ends soon and the free items are only available while supplies last.

Do you live in the Chicago area? Are you an adult paper crafter? Then you are WELCOME, please bring a friend. Drop in when you want, make a card, have a warm beverage, leave when you are all done.

The card project and coffee, tea or cocoa is just $5. Your project and beverage are free with a $35 Stampin’ Up! order.

Not local or can’t make it? That’s ok, maybe next time. I made this video video tutorial and a project sheet with a full color photo, measurements, and supply list for you!

Reverse Words Coffee and a 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

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

Kitchen Table Stamper Stamp Classes In Person, Online or To Go

Stamp Classes Online
Hey Guys! I am so excited to announce stamp classes online and to go in addition to the in person card making class I offer each month! Check out the Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class for April.

This class is happening right here in my Chicago area home studio on Monday, April 10th at 7pm.

At the in person event, we will make the four cards featured here PLUS you will have lifetime access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom where you will find the Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class handouts and video tutorials.

Don’t miss this one of a kind in person experience, register now. Space is limited.




SO you don’t live in the Chicago area, right?! That’s ok! You can now take my stamp classes online and to go.

Option One: Buy the bundle! $65 plus $7 priority shipping – get the make n takes for free.

This option includes the clear polymer Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies ($53.00 value), four make and take packets and a FREE Sale-a-bration item PLUS access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class handouts and video tutorials.

Pre-order the Balloon Adventures Bundle Birthday Card Class To Go HERE

Option Two: Just the make n takes please! $18 plus $7 priority shipping

This option is for those of you who already own the Balloon Adventures stamp set and the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits dies. Your kit will include all four make and take packets PLUS access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class handouts and video tutorials.




Option Three: Virtual Class ONLY! No physical product, just great teaching and inspiration for $15.

This option is for those who have all the products featured and just want access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class handouts and video tutorials. Just click the paypal button below and your access will be granted by email.





This option is always free for my downline! Please don’t pay if you are a member of my team.

Join my team and get 24/7 access to the Online Classroom

Paper Pumpkin February Alternate Project Video Tutorial

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Hey Guys! I would love to introduce you to Paper Pumpkin! It’s my first Paper Pumpkin video, I hope it gives you a fuller idea of what it’s like when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

This is my second kit. My husband bought me a one year subscription – it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I am loving that little orange box on my porch each month. If you like the video, please leave a comment and let me know. I will make more tutorials like this one!

Here is a look at the project that the kit was intended to make, cute right?!

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They are gift card holders. You pull the tab and the gift card slides out the bottom while a happy birthday message flashes in the window cut out. Check out the video below to see them in action. I love them!

You can also watch as I create a birthday card with the materials and stamps from the February Paper Pumpkin and some other Stampin’ Up! supplies. There are two projects in one video tutorial today.

Sale-a-bration is a great time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin! You can get a 3 month subscription for $55 (regularly $59). If you subscribe now you can also choose a Sale-a-braiton item for free, just pay shipping.

Got questions? email me: marisa@kitchentablestamper.com OR enjoy the discount and Sale-a-bration bonus – subscribe to Paper Pumpkin today.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE

Get your February Paper Pumpkin Balloon Adventures Alternative Project Sheet HERE.

Shop 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.

Make more cards to send with the Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #3

Wonder Recipe #3
Hey Guys!
It’s a two candies (stamping Easter treats), three cookies (those evil girl scouts) and eight ice cream cones kinda day today. At least these ice cream cones have no calories!

Today, I have another Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #3 for you! It’s a totally different layout then this one, so it should liven things up! You can make 4 and 4 of the two different layouts. Try it and share on the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social.

Join the Social HERE

make more cards, faster

My card today features Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Bundle and the coordinating Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper, both are now in the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Grab some of your Stampin’ Up! supplies and give it a try! See ya at the Social.

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the video tutorial and printable project sheet with full color photo, cutting diagram, measurements and supply list.

Cool Treats Wonder Recipe #3 Project Sheet HERE.

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

Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator March Class Sample – Lift Me Up

Hi Guys!
Stampin’ Up! Stamp Class is always the second Monday night at 7pm in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio.

Currently we are doing four (or more) cards or projects and refreshments while rotating the hostess rewards. Class is $18 and everything you need is provided.

Don’t worry if you’re not local to the Chicago Area– online workshops are coming.

This card featuring Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Bundle and Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper is just one of the cards we will be making on March 13th.

It’s not too late to join us! RSVP via paypal here:





THank you for stopping by today! If you craft in the Chicago area I hope you will consider a class, it’s tons of FUN.

Enjoy this Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up thank you card video tutorial and printable project sheet.

Get your free printable, saveable Lift Me Up Project Sheet HERE.

Oh So Succulent Bundle meets Paper & Ink Sketch #4


Hey Guys!

It’s time for the Paper & Ink Sketches #4! Whoop! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Grab your Stampin’ Up! supplies, make a card and share with us at the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social.

Join the Social HERE

My card was a challenge from some regulars at my second Monday card class. They wanted me to use the Delicate Details stamp set that is free for Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. I did it, and if I do say so, it looks great! 😀

I combined with the Oh So Succulent Bundle and a sentiment from another free Sale-a-bration stamp set, Avant Garden.

Can you believe we are about to enter the final month of Sale-a-bration?! have you gotten all the freebies you want?

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

Enjoy the newest Paper & Ink Sketch, printable project sheet and video tutorial. Thank you for stopping by today!

Get your Oh SO Succulent Paper Ink Sketches #4 Project Sheet HERE

Get the Paper & Ink Sketches #4 without measurements HERE

Get the Paper & Ink Sketches #4 with measurements HERE

Stampin Up Cool Treats Sweet Cupcake Peekaboo Card

Hey Guys!
I have a really CUTE card making tutorial for you today!

It’s a peekaboo card (there is a hole in the front that reveals a peek at the inside) featuring the Cool Treats bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog paired perfectly with the Sweet Cupcake bundle from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog.

Request a Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog HERE.

I just love the way this card turned out! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial and the printable project sheet. Thank you for stopping by today! I need to go get dinner on the table before Mr. Alvarez gets home from work.

Quick, before I go, I still haven’t put my last Stmapin’ Up! order in for the month. If you would like to add to my last February order to save on shipping, call me before 10pm 847 922-6795.

If you want to order using the hostess code, C4K7JP7Q before 10pm CST, I will honor this special free offer and send you some nice gifts as my personal thank you.

Shop HERE – use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift + window box project kit from me.

Get your free Cool Treats Sweet Cupcake Peekaboo Card Project Sheet HERE.

Succulent Window Box Thinlits Dies Tutorial and FREE project kit offer


Hey Guys!

I have a fun tutorial for you tonight! I just got the Stampin’ Up! Window Box Thinlits Dies and I thought I would show you how to use the this really awesome box die!

I combined the box with a succulent plant made with the Succulent Framelits Dies and the beautiful and FREE 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo from Sale-a-bration.

The results are so beautiful you have to see them for yourself so, I am offering a FREE Succulent Window Box project kit. You can get your free project kit one of two ways. Ready?

ONE: I am still relatively new to Stampin’ Up! and trying to grow my business. I would love to send you an Occasions Catalog, a Sale-a-bration Catalog and a Succulent Window Box project kit for free if you:

  • live in the US
  • do not already have a demonstrator
  • are not currently a demonstrator and
  • do not have the Occasions and Sale-a-brations Catalogs

If you meet these simple criteria, REQUEST YOUR CATALOGS AND PROJECT KIT NOW.

TWO: If you are a current Kitchen Table Stamper customer, THANK YOU! If you would like a Succulent Window Box project kit, just place an order of $50 or more using the host code: C4K7JP7Q by Noon CST on February 27th.

I hope to give away LOTS of catalogs and Succulent Window Box project kits!

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the Window Box Thinlits Dies video tutorial and printable project sheet with full color photo, measurements, adhesive placement guide and supply list below.

The brand new Sale-a-bration choices make this offer even sweeter!

Get Your Succulent Window Box Project Sheet HERE.

Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Speedy Quick Clean and Simple Card Making Tutorial


Hey Guys!
I have so much to share today!

First, beginning today, you can choose from three additional FREE Sale-a-bration products!

That’s right! While supplies last, you can get Stampin’ Up! Reverse Words, Make a Medallion or the 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment FREE with your $50 Stampin Up! purchase. More choices, more fun, more FREE!

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

Next I have a Cool Treats Clean and Simple card making tutorial for you!

Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits and Tasty Treats Specialty DSP really shine in this SWEET greeting card.

Enjoy the card making video tutorial and the printable project sheet.

Get your Cool Treats Speedy Quick CAS Card Project Sheet HERE

Lastly, did you know that Kitchen Table Stamper email subscribers get more ideas and tutorials FREE! Subscribers get stuff that you never see!

More Cool Treats, like this one, for subscribers only!

Get in the know, subscribe today.

Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up bundle meets Wonder Recipe #3

Lift Me Up
Hey Guys!

I have a clean and simple card and a brand new Wonder Recipe for you tonight.

Wonder Recipe #3 requires TWO 6 x 6″ sheets of DSP and makes EIGHT cards when you use this layout.

I used Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up bundle, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and the Carried Away DSP that I got free with my last Stampin’ Up! order.

Sale-a-bration is in full swing. Have you gotten your free package of Carried Away Designer Series Paper yet? You can get it free with any $50 purcahse during Sale-a-bration, but when it’s gone, it’s gone!

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

Lift Me Up Wonder Recipe #3 Project Sheet HERE

Stampin’ Up! Just Keep Swimming + FREE Avant Garden Wonder Recipe #2


Hey Guys!
I can not wait to do some card making and stamping! I have set aside most of this weekend, starting as soon as I am done with this post, for paper crafts. Squee!

Today I have a Wonder Recipe #2 card for you featuring Stampin’ Up! Just Keep Swimming (2017 Occasions Catalog), Avant Garden (FREE with a $50 order for Sale-a-bration) and Writing Notes Background Stamp (2016-17 Annual Catalog).

Sale-a-bration is ON now! Don’t miss your chance to receive products like Avant Garden FREE.

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

TRUE STORY:

Monday I needed a quick card that was smaller than 4 1/4″ wide because I was sending it with a project kit in an A10 envelope.

It had to be quick because I didn’t realize that A10 envelopes wouldn’t accommodate the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ cards I had already made!

I really wanted to get the project kit out to my customers that day! How was I going to do that if I had to design (and make bunches of) an entirely new thank you card??

WONDER RECIPE #2, that’s how!

I grabbed my 6 x 6″ Playful Palette DSP and cut a sheet according to the Wonder Recipe #2.

I gathered stamps, cardstock and ink. Stampin’ Up! supplies all coordinate perfectly with each other.

This card came together so quickly, and with the Wonder Recipe, I was able to make it in multiples of six with no waste.

I had plenty of cards to send and some to save for later. AWESOME.

Enjoy the video tutorial and the printable project sheet with cutting diagram, measurements and supply list.

THank you for stopping by today! May you make many cards this weekend too!

Get your Just Keep Swimming Wonder Recipe #2 Project Sheet HERE

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