Birthday

Expressions in Ink

The Expressions in Ink suite is jam packed with absolutely stunning water color images that you can stamp and coordinate with the vibrant Expressions in Ink 12×12 Designer Series Paper! This suite is soooo pretty that it is on the cover of the catalog!

I had to get it when I was able to pre-order and I made this beauty at our retreat last month! It will be used for one of our club cards this month too! I used the Expressions in Ink DSP to discover my color scheme for the inks on this card. I love how the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya pop off one another! And the Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon grounds the focal point!

To make this card: Thick Basic White 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; Basic White Regular paper 3 3/4″ x 5″; scrap pieces of Basic White to stamp on and use the Artistic Dies to cut out. Painted Texture 3d folder, 7″ of Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon, Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, and Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya ink pads.

Once you stamp the images, they are easily cut out using the Stamp Cut and Emboss machine an the Artistic dies. Then you can run the regular piece of Basic White through the SCEM with the Painted Texture 3D folder. I wrapped the ribbon around the base of the card and then used Dimensionals to pop up the card background from the card base.

I did use some Wink of Stella clear on the centers and petal edges for some extra sparkle. There are these adorable adhesive backed sequins in the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack. I used the Take a Pick tool to easily place them using the sharp stylus end. (this is a MUST have tool!!)

I hope you enjoyed today’s creation! What are you working on in your neck of the woods? Are you needing some of these items?? Just hop on over to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website & use the host code DV9XDDYR at check out! I will send you a thank you gift for shopping with me via mail!

Do you have a long wish list? Do you want to take part on the Holiday Catalog PRE-order on July 1st??? Then joining my Crafting Corner Team is for you! For $99 plus tax, you can choose up to $125 in product & then you will get a 20% discount on all your purchases from then on! No parties needed-but it’s nice to help support your habit and meet new friends! Here a a few other great reasons to join!

  • The flexibility of being your own boss, setting your own hours, and working from home.
  • Opportunities to see and purchase new Stampin’ Up! products first.
  • The meaningful friendships, support, and feelings of connection offered by our worldwide stamping family.
  • Exclusive Stampin’ Up! events where you can stamp, learn, and have a blast with fellow demonstrators.
  • Creative support via the exclusive Demonstrator Planning Place on Facebook and our demonstrator-only Succeed Weekly emails that give training and business tips.
  • Business support via the demonstrator website, Demonstrator Support agents, and the ever-growing Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS).
  • Our high-quality products and exclusive artwork backed by our business reputation of more than 30 years.
  • And my very own private FB group and our quarterly Team Gatherings!
Product List
Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (English)
$75.00
Artistic Dies
$35.00
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Expressions In Ink 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Painted Texture 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack
$7.00
Evening Evergreen (3/8" 1 Cm) Chevron Weave Ribbon
$6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75

Birthday

Just Peachy

I have an obsession with fruit themed stamps and Designer Series Paper! I went to our Mother’s Day retreat and ended up making several projects with this super sweet bundle!

Today we drove an hour away to check out our friend’s new peach farm in East Texas! I miss the fruit trees we had when I was growing up, so this was an amazing day trip! They had fresh produce, homemade ice cream (YUM!), and baked goods! We got a quick tour of the orchard too! Soon they will have blackberries ready to pick!

But, you want to know how to create super cute peaches with the Sweet as a Peach set!

I used the new Pale Papaya to stamp the peaches and then I took a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral to dab on the side of the peaches.

A great feature of this bundle is that you can stamp then cut out 3 peaches at a time! I added the peaches after I stamped two of the greenery stamps. I did over lap in the center a little, but I knew I was going to cover it with the sentiment and ribbon.

To finish off this card, I stamped the tiny flowers with Pale Papaya and then added Champagne Rhinestones. Such a sweet and adorable card to brighten someone’s day!

I made an easel card too using the bigger peach and the coordinating DSP!

I still love to send out cards. It’s a gesture that needs to be taught and continued! I cherish all the cards my mother sent me over the years. I have them tucked in places and run across them some days. It’s always the perfect message from her in the card for that day. It’s almost like she wants me to find the cards to speak to me! Miss her dearly!

Be sure to take advantage for the Join+ special before May 31st! Here are some great reasons to join my team!

  • FROM  MAY 4 – May 31, 2021! STARTER KIT + PROMOTION!  FOR $99 (plus tax), YOU GET:  Up to $155 in products of your choice (that’s $30 MORE than usual) & the kit ships for FREE (another 10% savings).
  • HAPPY SHOPPING!  Enjoy 20 – 25% off your favorite Stampin’ Up! inks, paper, stamps, tools and more when you place personal orders. (or your friends want some goodies)
  • ORDER NEW PRODUCTS FIRST!  View catalogs and pre-order new products a month before their release (and at a discount)! Our Holiday Catalog pre-order is July 1!
  • DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!
  • I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit thru me,  you’ll receive access to my private Crafting Corner Team page where we share ideas and just enjoy one another!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, fantastic!  You automatically renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  To continue, you will need to reach $300+ in sales (includes personal purchases) to renew from quarter to quarter.  If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty
  • IF you join today, you have one FULL quarter to reach your $300 ($240 after your discount). An extra month-that would be September 2021!

Click on Join The Crafting Corner with Laura Venvertloh to get started!

Have a blessed Memorial Day as we remember those that served to keep our freedom!

Product List
Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English)
$36.75
Sweet As A Peach Photopolymer Stamp Set
$18.00
Peach Dies
$23.00
You're A Peach Suite Collection (English)
$57.25
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00

Did you know clicking on the pictures takes you to my website?

Technique Video

New Two Layered Die Cutting Technique

We were on our Mother’s Day Craft retreat last weekend when I stumbled on this by accident! I will apologize now if this has been done before, but I haven’t been able to find one yet.

I wanted to use the Meadow dies make some watercolor flowers to put on a card. I ran it through with Stamp Cut & Emboss Machine (SCEM) and thought it was a little more difficult than normal. When I took out the watercolor paper, I then could tell it was 2 pieces. That is when it hit me what to do! I played around with other cardstocks with different thicknesses.

For this card, I used a piece of Crumb Cake (dry embossed with Tasteful Textiles) with a piece of Thick Basic White on top. Next, you will lay your die on top of the two and run it through. DON’T separate the two pieces afterwards!

Now you can color the top part (leaving the top Basic White complete) with makers, Stampin’ Blends, Blender Pens, or watercolor. The best part is that you don’t have to be neat about it! The magic happens when you pull off the Basic White piece to reveal the gorgeous raised creation!

To create the background, I stamped the words from the Quite Meadow with Crumb Cake on the Crumb Cake card base randomly. Next, I used the splatter stamp with Soft Suede and finished it with a few splatters of Wink of Stella. I cut out the sentiment using the Dual Oval punch.

Here is another card that I made using the same technique! I hope you enjoyed this fun technique!

Have you seen the New Annual Catalog?? Is your wish list a mile long??

Then this is the deal for you! For just $99, you will get to choose $155 in current products of YOUR choice! Not to mention you get to meet new friends, lots of support/recognition, oodles of recourses that will spark your creative mojo, private team FB page, Team Gatherings every quarter, and a 20% discount on all your orders! Have any questions? Feel free to comment below or send me a PM. https://www.stampinup.com/join?demoid=2024956

Product List
Quiet Meadow Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Quiet Meadow Bundle (English)
$53.00
Meadow Dies
$38.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Water Painters
$12.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
simple cards

Cheerful Perennials

I am so happy to finally have spring here with all the beautiful flowers, green grass, and baseball worthy weather! I was hoping that this Pretty Perennials bundle would carry over to the NEW 2021-2022 Catalog, but sadly it is not. (Be sure to add it to your wish list, or should I say, get it now list)

I was jumping down the Pinterest rabbit hole and saw this color combination! I chose to use the True Love DSP and used the polka dot side for the background. Next, I used Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, and my Heat Tool to make the sentiment pop!

One tip when stamping your images for this set: Stamp the outline first-I used a darker or full strength color which makes it easier to see while stamping the solid stamp on top. A quick assembly of the bouquet, some bling, and then a small second sentiment finish this card off!

Very easy card to make multiples of! Sadly I need to make more thinking of you and sympathy cards right now. Please stay safe!

If you would like to shop the Last Chance & Clearance Rack click the Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website.

Plus!!! The May Paper Pumpkin is going to be super cute! Batter Up! We meet virtually every month to create our pumpkins together! Subscribe today so you can join us for the next Pumpkin Party! Subscribe today!

Product List
Pretty Perennials Bundle
$45.00
Pretty Perennials Photopolymer Stamp Set
$18.00
Dies Perennial Petals
$32.00
True Love Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00