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New Jersey Class Update

I wanted to give you a brief update about my New Jersey classes.  If you are interested in attending one, two, or even all of them, please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected] to save your spot.  While the official online registration does not open until May 25th, please email me if you are interested in attending and I’ll reserve your spot.  Quite a few of you already have.  In fact, my classes are more than half full already!  So, if you’re on the fence about attending, don’t wait much longer!  So far none of the dates are sold out.  However, the Saturday Stamp-a-Stack only has 1 spot remaining.  The rest are only have full.

A few of you have asked which stamp sets I’ll be using in the classes.  Unfortunately, when a new annual catalog is introduced, demonstrators are only available to pre-order a handful of products.  Most samples won’t be posted until June when I can order the remainder of the products and accessories – especially the embossing paste samples since even I am not able to order the embossing paste until June (though I have a pretty good idea what they’ll look like)!  The first task on my June to-do list is to get the final designs created and posted.

Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm and interest.  I’m looking forward to stamping with so many of you next month!

To learn more about each class, click on the class title.  I’ll be adding samples as I get them created.  For some, I won’t be able to create samples until June.

Technique Class:  Embossing Paste

Let’s play with paste!  Stampin’ Up! is introducing Embossing Paste and Palette Knives.  You’ll get to make 4 different cards featuring the paste with a variety of techniques.  All attendees will receive their own tub of Embossing Paste, a Set of Palette Knives, and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to keep (a $19 value)!

Soft Sayings All Occasion Class

You’ll create 20 All-Occasion Cards: 2 each of 10 different designs in three different sizes.  Refer to page 11 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog to see the cards and details.  I’m offering 2 class fee options.  One includes the full kit with storage box plus your own stamp set, acrylic block, and ink spot to take home to use on future projects.  The other option is to use my stamp set and ink and it does not include the box or acrylic block.

Soft Sayings Card Class

June Stamp-a-Stacks

My most popular class ever!  All attendees will make a dozen cards – 3 each of 4 different designs featuring new stamp sets and in colors!  The cards are perfect for any occasion and I will have a variety of sentiments available to meet your needs.

July Stamp-a-Stacks (tentative)

My most popular class ever!  All attendees will make a dozen cards – 3 each of 4 different designs featuring new stamp sets and in colors!  The cards are perfect for any occasion and I will have a variety of sentiments available to meet your needs.  These cards will be different than the cards in my June Stamp-a-Stacks.


Lovely Friends Sneak Peek

Lovely Friends - Simple Stamping Card Idea by Kristin Kortonick

If you follow me on Facebook, chances are you saw me post this card last week.  I was pretty uncertain about it.  However, the response I received on Facebook was crazy – everyone loved it.  So, I decided to blog it – and create a tutorial for it (not that you really need one for this card).

I was designing it to be a Keep it Simple Saturday card – and I guess I could save it for this coming Saturday, but I’m sharing it now.  I can tell that Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black are going to be two of my favorite colors.  Did you know that you can get the new Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad in May?  YES!  It’s part of the Eastern Palace Suite Bundles that I shared yesterday.

Lovely Friends Tutorial and Supplies

Lovely Friends Thumbnail

Below are links to the supplies.  Please note that the stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad are not available for purchase until June 1st for customers.  If you’d like to get your hands on them now, you can add them to your starter kit when you join Stampin’ Up!

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