Saturday, July 30, 2011


Me and my Stitchedstamper buddies are playing in the flower props at the Salt Palace Convention Center where the 2011 Stampin' Up Convention was. The theme this year was "Grow."

Sue Stratton (bottom left), Sally Hadley (Top Left), Kristi Kelly (Top right), Loni Spendlove (Bottom Right)

Loni Spendlove, Sally Hadley, Sue Stratton, Kristi Kelly


I'm always amazed each year at Convention at how many neat ideas I come home with. I thought this idea shown by Carrie Cudney was so cute:

BONUS TIP.. use the little extra pieces from the Blossom Bouquet punch for the candle FLAMES!

make the cake stand out of punches.


  • Nursery Nest DSP, #122347, pg 186
  • Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade & Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Lace Ribbon Border punch, #122362, pg 211
  • Extra Large Oval punch, #119859, pg 212
  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, #120999, pg 195
  • Lucky LImeade Ruffled Ribbon, #122977, pg 194
  • Blossom bouquet punch, #122464, pg 211
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 Kristi Kelly

Friday, July 22, 2011


This month at Stamp Group I taught the ladies how to do the Heated Ribbon Technique. It's so cool to watch the ribbon shrink to the design that you want just by putting the heat tool next to the ribbon. I used all products from SU, Sticky Sheet cut from the 2nd largest size circle on the Circle #2 Big Shot die. I used about a 19" piece of the Old Olive Satin Ribbon cut at 1" intervals, about 1/8" in all the way down the length of the ribbon. Take off one side of the Sticky Sheet and start pleating the ribbon all the way around until you get to the middle. Heat the ribbon up until it looks like you want it. Cut the same size circle of C/S to match the ribbon. Put that on the back side of the sticky strip after pulling off the white backing of the sticky strip. Put a pearl or something in the middle of the ribbon flower and you're done. The DSP is Beyond the Garden. The embossing folder is Flower Garden. The flowers were colored with Pastels. Everything was sponged with Early Espresso Ink.

This next card was CASE'D from My Creative Corner. I made a few small changes to it to make it mine. The flower was embossed with Winter White embossing powder on Pretty in Pink c/s & Certainly Celery for the leaves. The flower was popped up with Dimensionals. The color didn't come out very well. The DSP was Pink Pirouette polka Dots & the background white mat was ran thorough the Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder.
If you live in Las Vegas and you want to join my Technique stamp group email me at Kristi Kelly

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May Nautical Card Stamp Camp

You're invited to come to my Nautical Card Camp!

Date:  Saturday, May 28th
Time:  10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Place:  Kristi Kelly's House (email me for my address
Cost:  $8 Please pay when you sign up via check or cash

R.S.V.P by Monday, May 23rd

You will be making two of each of the three cards shown below. If you're like me I always want to keep one, but I like to give one away. This is your opportunity to do just that if you wish. You will also receive envelopes for each card.  Two of the cards are 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", the other card is a cute 3"x 3" card which is great to put on a gift box or bag.

These cards will feature new items from the SU Summer Mini Catalog. I just love the new products that we will be using. Come play with the new clear mount stamp sets, The Open Sea, & Sail Boat. You'll love the new Baker's twine in Espresso & white, & Cherry & White that we'll be using on the cards. You'll get to see the new Nautical Expedition Designer Paper & put some on your cards. It is fabulous paper! We'll be doing a little water coloring with aqua pens. There will be cutting, tearing, sponging, sanding, heat embossing, etc.  We'll also be using the new Postage Stamp Punch. If you want to learn a lot of techniques at one class you won't want to miss this one!

To sign up you can email me or post a comment to this blog that you would like to sign up.

Thanks and hope to see you soon,

Kristi Kelly
Stampin' Up Demo

Monday, May 16, 2011


This is the first card that we made. I used the Swirly Texturz Template for the Big Shot along with the Texturz Silicone Rubber, & Impressions Pad onto River Rock Card stock. I sponged lightly with Soft Suede ink over the top of the swirly texture. Next I used Early Espresso Card stock and Soft Suede as the card base. The Early Espresso Corners were punched using the Photo Corners XL Punch. The Petals were punched using the new Blossoms Petal Punch. I stamped them with Pink Pirouette ink then sponged the edges with Melon Mambo. The leaves are from the same punch using Soft Suede and sponged with Early Espresso. The steams are hand cut. The pink 1/4" grosgrain is put only on the front part of the bottom of the card stock and the 3 smaller pieces are tied underneath the main ribbon. The silver brads are put on the end through the card.
This was the next card that we made. I taught the ladies in the group how to make the Daffodil flower. I did a 6x6 Technique card for it with all the directions on the card & a picture of the card. I used the Blossom Petal Flower Punch. I punched 6 Daffodil Delight leaves & one Big flower petal. I sponged them all with Daffodil Delight Ink on the tips. I used  my bone folder to curl up the edges of the flowers and round the circle. I put glue dots on the back of each to adhere the petals & the Big Blossom Petal.The steams were hand cut out of Garden Green Card stock & tucked them in behind the flower. I used the Mat Pack & my Paper Piecer to make the holes above the Easter Wishes. The greeting came from All Holidays stamp set.The card stock I used was Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, & Bashful Blue. I used the 3/16th hole punch on the Crop-A-Dile to make the holes on the bottom of the card. I stitched Daffodil ribbon in & out of the holes. In the last hole I put a smaller piece of ribbon and tied a knot with the tail of the opposite ribbon. These cards look so much better in person.

If you're interested in joining my Technique Stamp Group, email me and we can get you started!

MARCH 2011 Technique Stamp Group

We did this beautiful Cali Lily card during Stamp Group in March.  I used the Blossom Petal Punch. Punch one big petal & two long leaves from Whisper White card stock. Punch two long leaves out of Wild Wasabi & two stems by hand. The stamens are cut by hand out of Daffodil card stock & sponged with Daffodil ink. The flower leaves are sponged lightly with Sahara Sand & also in the middle behind the stamen. The bottom of the flower is sponged with Wild Wasabi just a little bit. Stamp the greeting from the Easter Blossoms Stamp Set, punch out with the Large Oval Punch. Punch the Daffodil card stock with the Decorative Label punch and the Espresso card stock with the Modern Label punch. Put it together and pop it up if you like.

I apologize for the poor picture. This one used the new Embossing Texture folder, Framed Tulips. I love it! I also used the Big Shot to do the scalloped heart. I embossed it and punched it out. I did marker to the stamp set Punch Potpourri (Level 1 Hostess set) for the heart on top of the scalloped heart. The leaves are from the Bird Punch. The rest is pretty self explanatory.
Hope you like these cards!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Bunny Basket & Card Stamp Camp

You're invited to come to my house for my Easter Basket & Card Stamp Camp. We will be making a darling Easter bunny basket using the Big Shot Envelope Sizzix Die Cut & a bunny head template. We will also be making a cute " Easter Wishes" card with baby chicks made out of the Bird, & Scallop punches. You won't want to miss these awesome projects!

Date:  Friday, April 22nd
Time:  10am- 1pm
Place: Kristi's house
          610 Painted Opus Pl,
          North Las Vegas, NV 89084
Cost: $10. I prefer if you can pre-pay
If you would like a kit, you can also sign up. If you would like it shipped you can include $5 for shipping.
Email me to sign up at or post a comment here.

 Please RSVP by Monday, April, 18th.
**Please specify if you would like girl or boy colors**

These are the pictures from other Demonstrators that have made these projects. The Easter Bunny Baskets will vary in colors & Designer papers. Yours will look similar. The candy inside will also vary. The Easter cards should not be different.
  I hope that you can make it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pictures from St. George Stamptacular

The Stitchedstamper's group that was formed by one of my Stampin' Up! managers, Loni Spendlove, put on a Stamptacular stamp day in St. George, UT at the beginning of March.You can tell by my picture that I was ready for some sleep. We left at 6:15 a.m. to get to St. George on time for the Stamptacular.

 I made this cute Easter Wishes box as my "Swap" that we had at our morning demonstrator meeting. I also demonstrated how to make this cute box using the Movers and Shapers die for the Big Shot, in 10 minutes. This is my kind of project!! This box is just the right size to hold a giant candy bar! And who wouldn't want some chocolate on Easter?? :)

I invited all my stampin' buddies to come with me to this awesome event. I had 5 ladies that were able to attend with me. Here's a picture of some of them. My mom & Aunt Pam are the ones in the front by me and Maureen & Janet are on the far table. Diane is some where around stamping.
We had such a fun time and made some wonderful projects!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Explore your creativity with Stampin' Up!

Shelli Gardener the CEO of Stampin' Up! has put out a wonderful video with all kinds of neat displays that have awesome ideas for to help you in your crafting. It's very short and to the point. Please take a look at all the fun things that you can do with the products that Stampin' UP! has to offer.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

January 11, 2011

Our latest digital downloads are here--and more are on the way for the month of January! If you would like to view our complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, go to my SU website at  customer homepage, click on Store, then Digital Crafting.

Item Description Price

124034 Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Paper $1.95

124032 Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Paper $1.95

124037 Wild Wasabi Patterns Designer Series Paper $1.95

124035 So Saffron Patterns Designer Series Paper $1.95

124024 Letterpress Alphabet Stamp Brush $1.95

124025 Lots of Love Stamp Brush $1.95

124026 Valentine Defined Stamp Brush Set $5.95

124029 Be My Valentine Stamp Brush $1.95

124020 Seam Binding II Ribbon Pack $3.95

124488 Extra Postage Stamp Brush Set $3.95

124491 Motorcycle Stamp Brush $1.95

124492 Printed Petals Stamp Brush Set $3.95

125157 Chat Room Good Thoughts Stamp Brush Set $5.95

124541 Chat Room Celebrate Stamp Brush Set $5.95

Thanks so much!