That’s the Tag Workshop Project

A workshop Make & Take…

Yesterday I had a workshop where I featured Timeless Tags Thinlit Dies and the coordinating stamp set, That’s the Tag.  Available separately or as a bundle (order #144725), these tags offer so many variables and are fun to work with.

That's the Tag Bundle, Stampin' Up Occasions 2017,www. by Krista Thomas

It is really a lovely set because the tag can be die cut and then stamped on, or you can lay one of the smaller dies on the tag and cut out butterflies, stars or leaves.  You get a 2-tone effect by placing another colored tag behind the top one.

In the case of the butterfly tag above, I made two vanilla tags and cut the butterflies out of one of them.  Then the two tags were layered together.  Finally, I cut butterflies out of Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Peekaboo Peach & then inset them.

Workshop attendees each got to make their own butterfly tag and they loved it!  Here is a card that I made with a similar tag made from Crumb Cake card stock.  The Melon Mambo background panel is embossed with Fluttering Embossing Folder.

That's the Tag Butterfly Card,, by Krista Thomas

I will be sharing some more cards made with this bundle over the next few days.  I hope that you’ll come back to see them!


Traditional Holly Berry Happiness


GDP#054, Holly Berry Happiness, Wrapped in Warmth, Stampin' Up Holiday 2016-17 Catalog, by Krista Thomas,

This card was designed for a recent Christmas workshop and it’s design is perfect for this week’s Global Design Project challenge #GDP054.  I chose to use This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper because of it’s traditional Christmas colors, making it a good choice to pair with the holly.  I stamped the holly in three steps.  First I used Early Espresso ink for the outline, then Garden Green for the leaves and finally Real Red for the berries.  The photopolymer stamps in Holly Berry Happiness are clear, making it easy to line up.  I chose a sentiment from Wrapped in Warmth and stamped it with Real Red ink.  Gold Glimmer Paper was used as an accent.

This week will be a quiet one for me as I don’t have any classes scheduled, and I will delve into my pile of new goodies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2016-17 Catalog.  I am hoping to create some fun projects for my upcoming Christmas Stamp Camp but sometimes when I am not working under pressure, I simply cannot find my creative mojo.  Does anyone else have that problem?  I really hope that’s not the case this week, but if it is, then I guess I’ll switch gears and go work in the yard.  We’re suppose to have some beautiful weather in western Oregon and until the rain sets in, there’s much to be done outside.

I hope I’ll have some projects to share with you as the week progresses…

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Wrapped in Warmth with Cable Knit Dynamics

Holly Berry Happiness, Wrapped in Warmth, Cable Knit Dynamics by Krista Thomas,

Snuggle up…

Cold weather will be here before we know it, and with Stampin’ Up’s Cable Knit Dynamics Textured Embossing Folder (#143537), you can dress up your cards in warmth and style.  This new folder works a little differently than it’s predecessors, because it is made with thicker plastic, creating a deeper impression.  To use it, you simply eliminate one of the cutting plates for your Big Shot.   Place your card stock in the folder, lay it on the white base platform and cover it with one clear cutting plate.  Crank it through your Big Shot and prepare to be amazed!

When I first got my Cable Knit Dynamics Folder, I ran a bunch of different colored panels through it and then filed them away for future use.  When I get going on a card, I simply pull out the desired color and it’s already embossed and ready to use!

What a pair…

Two stamp sets that really seem to work well together, are Holly Berry Happiness (#142061) and Wrapped in Warmth (#142054).  The sayings in Wrapped in Warmth have a rustic look to them which pairs well with the holly leaves and berries.  The Holly Berry Builder Punch (#141843) works like a breeze, making quick work with no fussy cutting.  It is offered in a bundle with the stamp set for a 10% discount over ordering them separately.

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!

Festive Birthday Pinata card by Krista Thomas,

Fiesta time continues at Regal Stamping!

Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up! has a couple sheets that include images of sombrero’s, pinata’s, guitars and more which are easily cut out by hand.  This little donkey pinata is from that DSP and made for a very quick and easy card.  The diagonally cut background paper is also a part of that package.

What makes this card playful and happy?

It’s playful because of the randomly stacked card stock which mats the pinata, and the bright colors make it happy.  Every card I make with this product suite makes me smile over and over again!

What will you be stamping today?

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta

Party llamas by Krista Thomas,, Birthday Fiesta all products by Stampin' Up!

It’s fiesta time at Regal Stamping!

What could possibly be better than one llama wishing you a happy birthday?  Three llamas wishing you a happy birthday!  Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta was used and for this simple card, I stamped three llamas with VersaMark ink on black card stock and then embossed each one with a different color of embossing powder: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Crushed Curry.  I then used the coordinating framelit from Fiesta Time Framelits to cut each one out.  I used those same colors for the stamped and die cut banner.  The sentiment is from Build a Birthday and then on the inside I used a retired stamp that says “from all of us”.

Diagonal background instructions

The Festive Birthday DSP was cut diagonally to create the background.  I started with 2 panels measuring 5.25″ x 4″ and held them together as they were cut, ending up with 4 pieces.  Then I took the two pieces that I wanted to use and glued them to the card base.  I will be using the two remaining pieces on another card.

Bright festive colors and a party llama…

are what make this product suite one of my favorites.  Every time I look at this card I just smile, so I’m calling it my happy card for the week!  Which Stampin’ Up! product makes you smile and what will you be stamping today?


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Birthday Fiesta Banners


Birthday Fiesta llama card by Krista Thomas,, all products by Stampin' Up!

It’s time for a Birthday Fiesta, Stampin’ Up! style…

My family loves Mexican food, so when one of us has a birthday to celebrate we often wind up at one of our local Mexican restaurants.  This was the case last night when we celebrated my niece Alyssa’s 28th birthday and sixteen of us converged at Mariachi Loco, one of our local favorites.

When Stampin’ Up! released this Birthday Fiesta stamp set and all of it’s coordinating accessories I was beyond thrilled.  I knew that it would allow me to create birthday cards that would totally relate to our family’s many celebrations.

A workshop project

This particular Birthday Fiesta Banners card was the result of a workshop that I did earlier in the week where participants made four different “card candy” projects which are stamped elements that can be added to a card.  This card candy consisted of the llama on the half circle, the green starburst circle and then the six banners. (Everything but the backgound paper and card)  I love showing people how to create projects by starting with a small design, adding a few embellishments and then placing it on a card.  When my workshop attendees leave, they have four card beginnings and some homework to finish them up.  Feedback has been very favorable and I am thrilled that they like getting their hands on multiple products during each workshop that they attend.  What’s not to love?  Stampin’ Up! has the best products in the industry.  If you’d like to make some card candy, contact me today and we’ll set up a workshop!

I hope you stamp today!


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Best Fishes Jar of Love

Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits, Seaside Textured Embossing Folder---Krista Thomas,, all products Stampin' Up!

Best Fishes, Jar of Love

I created this card for a workshop where participants got to make five pieces of “card candy” which is simply a creative element that can be put onto a card or scrapbook layout.  During the workshop, one of our projects was this  fish in a jar which was then layered on top of the squares.  Then I showed how it could easily be added to a card.  The ladies who attended the workshop loved the card candy idea because they got to play with lots of different stamps and accessories from the new annual catalog and they went home with ideas to finish their projects.

Now for some fun trivia regarding goldfish…

I was visiting my sister who lives on a cattle ranch and she told me that they put goldfish in the watering troughs to eat the mosquito larva.  Who knew?!

What would you put into your jar of love?

This stamp set includes several things that can be put inside the jar: flowers, fire flies, fish or gum balls.  Use a little imagination and you can come up with all kinds of things.  You could even leave the jar empty and use the sentiment “Life feels empty without you”.  How about making a shaker card, then filling the jar with heart confetti and including the sentiment “Bless your heart”.  The possibilities are endless!

Get Jar of Love free in June…

When you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator by June 30, 2016, you get 2 extra stamp sets in your kit FREE.

For just $99,  you get to pick $125 in products PLUS 2 stamp sets over and above the $125.  And shipping is FREE as well.  Do you have a bill that you’d like to pay off?  A car payment?  A gym membership fee?  Need vacation money?   Stampin’ Up! is the perfect opportunity for you!  For more information or to sign up, head on over to my store here. You’ll be glad you did!

I hope you stamp today!

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Best Birds Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Best Birds by Krista Thomas,

Featured stamp set, Best Birds bundle, Stampin’ Up!

Today was my first Stampin’ Up workshop with the new 2016-17 catalog  and I only had one day to prep for it since my new goodies only arrived Tuesday afternoon.   Fortunately the creative process went smoothly and I was able to showcase a number of new products that the ladies fell in love with. The Best Birds bundle was one of the featured sets and we made a small project with it which I’ll share in a later post.  I found that the best way to color these birds is with a sponge and a couple of ink pads.  For this robin I used Real Red, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

The background stamp is kind of mesh-y but when I first used it, I called it the hashtag stamp and the name stuck. That’s just what it looks like…a bunch of hashtags!  The saying on the front is from the Jar of Love stamp set, while the inside saying is from Layering Love.

I’ll show you some more fun cards featuring new stamps over the next days, so check back often.  Until next time, have fun stamping!

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Peaceful Pines, by Krista Thomas,

Peaceful Pines , All Decked Out

It’s time to deck the halls!  This new stamp set, Peaceful Pines, makes the job easy with a variety of trees, accessories and sayings as well as the coordinating framelits.

Stampin’ Up! is spoiling us by having so many wonderful dies and framelits, and we now pout when we have to fussy cut! The framelits for Peaceful Pines do more than cut out, they make cuts inside, creating “fluffs” of texture and openings for light strings and ornaments.  You have to see it to appreciate it!!  Pretty clever, in my opinion.

If you look closely at the tree, you’ll see that I used the retired “Scallops” embossing folder.

I love working for an innovative company like Stampin’ Up and getting to play with such wonderful products every day! It’s the best job in the world Smile.



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Welcome to my new blog

Hello and welcome to Regal Stamping where I will share my stamping projects!  This is a work in progress for me, so bear with me as I learn the ropes of blogging and sharing with the world.