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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lift Me Up Bundle and Paper & Ink Sketches #3

Lift Me Up

Hey Guys!
It’s time for a quick card sketch challenge. Grab your Stampin’ Up! supplies and make a card using the Paper & Ink Sketches #3, then share a picture with us on the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social.

Join the Social HERE

Here is my first sample with the sketch. I love the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies from Stampin’ Up! It’s brand new in the Occasions Catalog and available in a bundle for a 10% discount!

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

Don’t miss the beautiful coordinating Carried Away DSP that is only available for FREE from Sale-a-bration!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you can make a little time to play with your Stampin’ Up! supplies and the card sketch. Please get involved and share your card at the social!

Stamp on!

Get your Lift Me Up Project Sheet HERE

Get your Paper & Ink Sketches #3 with Measurements HERE

Get your Paper & Ink Sketches #3 HERE

Stampin’ Up! Sealed with Love Sweet Cupcake Valentine

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Hi Guys!
Tonight is card class at Rolling Meadows, IL Kitchen Table Stamper home studio. All Chicago Area adult crafters are welcome! This is another of the SWEET Valentine cards we are making. You can still attend tonight, I always cut two extra kits. Just give me a call or text (847) 922-6795.
Register here with PayPal:

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Enjoy the video tutorial and the Sealed with Love Sweet Cupcake Valentine printable project sheet with measurements and supplies listed for your shopping convenience!

It’s a great time to place those Stampin’ Up orders because Sale-a-bration is here! During Sale-a-bration, every $50 you purchase earns you a free Stampin’ Up! product. There are more details in this post.

Please email me if I can help you place a Sale-a-bration order! If you are ready, click here to shop Stampin’ Up!. If your order is less than $150, please use the host code: 7AVW3Z3W for a special free gift from me!

Stampin’ Up! Perfect Mix Wonder Recipe #1

Hey Guys! I am thanking a good God that card making is easier and more fun than technology! My post today is so late it’s almost tomorrow! I hope you still enjoy the content and feel inspired to craft on! Thank you for stopping by today!

Perfect Mix

I made these SWEET cards in a FLASH with Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #1. Sometimes I come to the table and I just don’t know where to start. The Wonder Recipe solves that problem. I just choose a piece of 6 x 6 DSP from the stack, in this case I picked a sheet from Playful Palette DSP Stack.

Once the DSP is selected, the cardstock, ink and embellishments are easy – just pick what matches. I picked:

  • Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride and Basic Black cardstock
  • Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape
  • Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Pads
  • and my brand new Layering Circles Framelits Dies and Perfect Mix stamp set
  • Apply the Wonder Recipe and your cards are practically made!

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    Want an even sweeter, easier card making deal? Check out my Year End Promotion! I will more than double your Stampin’ Rewards on orders over $150 when I send you a Wonder Recipe Card Making Bundle!

    I am getting closer to my goal with each order of any size. Thank you for helping me reach my goal in 2016! I am so thankful and touched by your response. Thank you.

    Print your FREE Wonder Recipe Project Sheet Here




    Check out the CLOSE OUT SALE HERE.

    New hostess code: EVHH3V7S

    – Orders under $150, get a free 12 piece 6×6 Stampin Up! Occasions Paper Sampler Pack thank you gift when you use the hostess code.

    Paper and Ink Sketch #2 Love You Lots – Stampin’ Up Host Only

    Hey Guys! It’s time for Paper and Ink Sketch #2, here is my take on the card sketch.


    When I work with a card sketch, I grab my DSP, and cardstock then stamp set. Once those decisions are made and the sketch is applied the card is practically done.
    For this card, I chose:

  • Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP on sale for $10.40
  • Affectionately Yours Cardstock
  • Love You Lots Host Only Stamp Set, just $9 with orders of $150 or more
  • plus Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon on sale for only $2.80 per bolt
  • I placed an order at the beginning of the Closeout sale, now I have all this new stuff to play with. New stuff is fun – NEW stuff on Closeout prices is even more fun!

    Don’t miss the FREE printable Project Sheet with measurements, instruction and a supply list at the end of the post.


    You can combine the Closeout Sale with my Year End Promotion!

    Did you know that if you place a Stampin’ Up order of $150, through my webstore, you get $15 in Stampin’ Rewards, but that’s not all. If you order by December 31st at noon, you will also receive $20.50 worth of bonus product as my thank you gift for for helping me make my 2016 goals!

    Thank you for stopping by today and for considering my Year End offer!

    Printable measurements, instructions and supply list for this card – Love You Lots Paper and Ink Sketches #2 Project Sheet
    Download and/or print your Paper & Ink Sketch #2




    Check out the CLOSE OUT SALE HERE.

    New hostess code: EVHH3V7S

    – Orders under $150, get a free 12 piece 6×6 Stampin Up! Occasions Paper Sampler Pack thank you gift when you use the hostess code.

    How to make four enclosure cards from one 8.5 x 11 cardstock and two A2 envelopes

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    Hey Guys! When I posted these cute Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Enclosure Cards on my blog you went nuts for them. Thank you for all the nice comments and emails!

    I was encouraged by the comments and questions so I made a second set of enclosure cards with Stampin’ Up! Pun Intended Hostess Only Stamp Set and Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

    Here is a video tutorial showing how to make four enclosure cards from ONE 8.5 x 11 sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock and TWO A2 envelopes. There is even a BONUS printable cutting diagram and supply list. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the tutorial!

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    Don’t forget about the amazing Closeouts going on right now!




    Check out the CLOSE OUT SALE HERE.

    New hostess code: NK37DD6T – get a free thank you gift when you use the hostess code.

    Glamper Greetings How to Watercolor With Stampin’ Pads Video

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    Hey Guys! Here is a video featuring Stampin’ Up! Glamper Greetings 142202. I filmed a video of me coloring with Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pads and a water brush. It’s a fun technique that gives you pretty results without a lot of fuss. Enjoy the video. Let me know if it’s a technique you are going to try.

    Don’t forget about the Online Extravaganza. Glamper Greetings is on sale now.

    Current Hostess Code: YQSXSCDN



    Online Extravaganza is ON!

    Hey Guys! Ready, Set, SAVE!
    Shop HERE and use hostess code YQSXSCDN for an extra fun freebie from me!

    Online Extravaganza

    One Day SALE – November 21st

    Enamel Shapes Bundle #146002 – $27.95
    Ombre Pads Bundle #146003 – $31.50
    Embellished Ornaments Wood Bundle #146004 – $45.60
    Embellished Ornaments Clear Bundle #146005 – 39.20
    Gift Bag Punch Board #135862 – $14.00
    Gift Box Punch Board #135863 – $14.00

    November 21 – 28 – Save 10%

    November 21 – 28 – Save 20%

    November 21-28 – Save 30%

    November 21-28 – Save 40%

    Online Extravaganza

    One Day SALE – November 28th

    Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle #146008 – $31.20
    Big Shot Magnetic Platform #130658 – $26.00
    Playful Palette DSP Stack #141657 – $6.00
    Bell Punch #141846 – $10.80

    a quick stampin’ up card idea for some dear friends

    Bella and Friends, Festive Birthday DSP, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
    If you have been hanging around my kitchen table stamper blog for any time at all you know we are going through some change! A Muse Studio is closing it’s doors on November 27th and I have decided to join Stampin’ Up! Behind the scenes I am waiting for my SU! kit, cleaning, planning and working hard on the transition. Please join me November 11th from 5pm to 10pm for an A Muse Studio CLEARANCE card and project buffet PLUS A Muse Studio EVERYTHING must GO CLEARANCE SALE!

    I hope that you will stay with me for a new adventure in paper crafts. If you have any questions or if you want to talk (especially my A Muse Studio Consultant friends and customers) please call/text me (847)922-6795. I am here for you. I hope that I can lift you up if your feeling down.

    See, that’s the sentiment on the card I am sharing today. I am making a few of these to encourage some dear friends. The fun image and encouraging sentiment, from Stampin’ Up! Bella & Friends 141870, lifted me up. I am going to spread it around!

    What do you think of those bitty tiny hearts? Aren’t they cute? They are from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch 140396. The Designer Paper is Festive Birthday 141630. You can shop Stampin’ Up! here 24/7.
    On a personal note: Thank you Angie, Jennifer, Mickey, Julie and Jackie! You guys are my UP.


    Save 25% on select Stampin’ Up! stamp sets. Click here for a printable list of discount stamp sets. Click here to shop.
    Starting November 1st, you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog! With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. Order Stitched Shapes Framelits here and be among the first to own them!
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    Stamp Out Breast Cancer A Muse Studio Fight Like a Girl Stamp Set SHME037

    It’s that time of year again Ladies! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and A Muse Studio would like to remind you that early detection saves lives. To help spread this message, we are offering an assortment of FREE products:

    * Fight Like a Girl stamp set SHME037

    The Fight Like a Girl Stamp Set includes inspiring sentiments, a unique ribbon design and a push-pin stamp that can be used in conjunction with our printable calendar to keep track of important breast health check-ups & reminders. The stamp set is free with a $3 shipping and handling fee.

    * Printable 15-month full page Calendar

    The 15-month full-page calendar is available for download from the A Muse Studio website free of charge. This calendar can be printed on A Muse Studio cardstock and embellished with photos, stamps, and other embellishments. There are color and black & white versions available. Calendars make fantastic gifts for family, friends, and teachers.

    * Fight Like a Girl Digital card kit

    Our Fight Like a Girl Digital Card Kit is perfect for pocket page scrapbooking and card-making. It is available for download from the A Muse Studio website free of charge. This Digital kit includes six 3″ x 4″ cards.

    For the month of October, we will also be offering the A Muse Studio Ribbon Die TAD0072 for $6. This die matches the ribbon stamp in the Fight Like a Girl stamp set SHME037.

    Get Fight Like a Girl Stamp Set and Ribbon Die HERE.

    These are available through October 31st, while supplies last.

    Tropical Blooms A Muse Studio June Collection

    Tropical Blooms Resist Watercolor
    The A Muse Studio June Collection is heating up the summer! Today I want to show you Tropical Blooms. We love flower stamps. We know YOU love flower stamps. These pretty tropical blooms are a must-have stamp set and for only $11.99 it’s easy to say YES!


    SVSA119 stamp set, set of 4 – $11.99
    TAD0248 die set, set of 11 – $19.99

    Tropical Blooms Copic

    These four large floral images are going to be a favorite for all kinds of coloring techniques.

    Tropical Blooms

    These stamps also make a great background. They look gorgeous stamped in black!

    Tropical Blooms Lines and Color

    Don’t miss out on Tropical Blooms or the rest of the AMAZING A Muse Studio June Collection. Shop A Muse Studio HERE.

    You’re the pineapple of my eye! Pineapple Stamps!

    Pineapple of My Eye

    Summer time is busy time, I know! Thank you for stopping by today. I want to highlight another set from the A Muse Studio June Collection called PINEAPPLE OF MY EYE


    SSSE041 Pineapple of My Eye stamp set, set of 15 – $17.99
    TAD0247 Pineapple of My Eye die set, set of 6 – $9.99


    Pineapple of My Eye

    Pineapples are HOT trend right now and I love the versatility of this set. There are three pineapple “bodies” and “tops” in the set with SIX different texturing options. Mix and match! These texturing backgrounds are also FUN background stamps to add texture to your stamped projects.

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    Wanna get trendy HOT with your paper crafts projects? Order A Muse Studio HERE. Don’t miss out on the A Muse Studio June Collection while supplies last.

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