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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.

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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:

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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.

Kitchen Table Stamper Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class Registration Closes Monday.

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Hey Guys! I am just popping in with a reminder today, registration for the Kitchen Table Stamper Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Class closes Monday at 4pm CST.

Due to the preparation involved, late registrations will not be accepted for the in person or to go class. Here is all the information for quick access. I can’t wait to see you in the classroom!

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

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.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin – Skip to the fun!


Hey Guys! I subscribe to Paper Pumpkin so this time of month means stalking the mailman for my cute little orange box. I have heard the rumors online about the March kit. The name leaks out when the shipping confirmations are sent. The March kit is called Bunny Buddies.

After I get my shipping confirmation, I start to stalk YouTube for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit video. I found it today and thought I would share it here. How funny are those little bunnies?!

Stalking YouTube distracts me from stalking the mailman for a little while. It’s all so much fun! It’s like a delicious mystery from the 10th to the 17th of the month!

I love when my kit arrives because with Paper Pumpkin, I can just skip to the fun! I spend a LOT of time and effort designing paper crafted projects and doing all the cutting and prep work. Paper Pumpkin is a vacation from all that! Like my classes are for you, Paper Pumpkin is for me! Someone else does all the prep work and I get to I just open the box and craft.

So I am still stalking the mailman and waiting impatiently for my little orange box and look what else I found! It’s a sneak peek at the April Paper Pumpkin designed by Sara Douglass, CEO. Cool huh? I like how Paper Pumpkin offers a variety of different projects and styles, there is something for everyone!

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Want to join me in the monthly delicious little mystery? Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin! If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before April 10th you can get in on the edgy sassy Sara Douglass kit. I am excited to see what’s inside! I might not recognize that sassy black box on my porch!

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE – stalk the mailman and then skip to the fun!

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

Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Sale-a-bration Open House

Chicago Area Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Open House Make n Take
Hey Guys! Join me for a Chicago area Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Open House Sale-a-bration! Sunday, March 12th from 2pm to 6pm and 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 Classes – now available on line and TO GO

This is one of the pretty things we will be making at the Open House this SUNDAY. This card features Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration FREEBIES; Make a Medallion*, Delicate Details* and 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack*.
* Sale-a-bration rewards are only available while supplies last. The Sale-a-bration Card Tin has already sold out! Place your Stampin’ Up! order soon for best selection.

Chicago Area Stampin' Up1 Demonstrator Open House Make n Take

The event 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 Sunday!

Get your Make a Medallion Open House make n take project sheet HERE.

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

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.

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.

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?

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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.

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