Birthday · Cute cards · Techniques

Soft Dandelions

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Don’t you just love dandelions!  It’s such a sweet childhood memory for most!  When I saw this set in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog-it was on my top 3 list!  I needed a technique for my stamp club this week, so I used the plastic wrap technique! It’s such a simple technique and it was perfect to create a soft background for this stamp set!

  1. Use 2 to 3 re-inker colors and place a few drops into the lid of it’s corresponding color.
  2. Use an aqua painter with rubbing alcohol in it and mix a few drops into the ink.
  3. Wad up some plastic wrap and dab into the color.  Randomly smoosh it onto Glossy White Cardstock.

I then stamped the images in Versa Mark and then Silver Embossing powder.  Once it is heat set you can adhere it to the Whisper White mat.  I paper saved the sentiment on the Pool Party base color and punched it out with Classic Label punch.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing folder.

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Be sure to use this month’s hostess code for your own set!  Plus it’s bonus days!

August Hostess Code

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Holiday · Promotions · Thank you

Colorful Seasons-Fall

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During the month of August, you can purchase this versatile Blended Seasons bundle!  The stamp set covers fall, Christmas, wedding, and floral images great for any occasion!  Plus, the Stitched Seasons Framelits are a must have for cutting out sentiments or adding that extra dimension to your project!  To sweeten this deal, Stampin’ Up! added NEW Watercolor Pencil colors too! This whole offering is great for scrapbooking too!

There are 3 different sizes of stitched labels that nestle inside one another.  The best part is that the die cuts a stitched outline on both the cut out and the negative!  This alone doubles your value creating a frame to tuck in an image or a sentiment.  That is what I wanted to showcase with my card today!

My inspiration came from a sample that Stampin’ Up! posted for this bundle.  I first off set the smallest of the label framelits and cut out a section of Crumb Cake for the card base. (and kept the cut out for another card).  Then, I stamped the leaves in a random pattern using Early Espresso ink.  Next, I used various colors from both Watercolor Pencils (assortments 1 & 2) to make fall color leaves. (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive) I used a Blender Pen to blend the colors together for a more natural look.  I LOVE these watercolor pencils!  They blend so easily with blender pens or water.  Plus, they look great with out using any blending tools!

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I cut out 2 Copper Foil leaves and used a bow of Copper Trim.  The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso as well!

So, go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to order yours today!  Use hostess code XJHF9WKS at check out!  If you are a new customer, I will send you a thank you gift separate!

August Hostess CodeAnd here are a few other samples that Stampin Up! shared when they rolled out this bundle!0718_FLYER_COLORYOURSEASON_US-page-0

Lastly, don’t forget about Bonus Days! Your purchase of these products will help you earn at least one $5 coupon to spend in September!

Happy Stampin’~

Laura

 

Cute cards · Kits · Promotions

August FREE Card Kit!

Aug 2018 FREE Card Kit

The Creative Card Class to Go is BACK!  It’s been a hectic summer with a fun family vacation to Upstate NY and lots of swimming!  I am looking to add videos to my site too!

Here are the details about how to get the FREE kit!

August Creative Kit to Go 2018

You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  All packaged in a stamp case for easy access!

Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town)

Prepaid bundles/sets vary each month depending on the set:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code XJHF9WKS   at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping. www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

Tropical Chic Bundle wood 148937 $51.25 or Clear 148399 $44.00  

If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code.  You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order! 
* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.

Creative Kit Order due no later than August 22nd. PayPal invoice for $7 priority shipping.  You can also add additional items that you may need.
I will mail class packets the last week of January.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $9.95)

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

PLUS it’s Bonus Days!  Earn $5 to spend in September for every $50 you spend this month!

 

Birthday · Cute cards · Techniques

Swirly Bird Wreath

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I have seen a ton of posts about how to use the Stamparatus to make a wreath pattern with ease!  Dawn Griffin has a wonderful tutorial that helped spark my creation!  I am holding a class on how to use the Stamparatus on August 5th!  There are so many wonderful tips and tricks that this tool can make stamp placement a piece of cake!

I started off with the Tea Room Specialty DSP for a fun color combination.  I used one of the fun patterned papers from the pack.  Then I used a strip of Crushed Curry to accent the side of the Costal Cabana card base.

I then used the stampartus and a template that I made using the Layering Squares dies.  I am in the process of making a video to show how fun you can have with this technique. GBDH4692

I followed the wreath with the Classic Label punch and a strip of Blackberry Bliss just a little bigger than the width and length of the punch.  Then I trimmed off the sides using the puched piece as a guide.  I then finished it off with Basic Rhinestones and some White Baker’s Twine.

To RSVP for the event, visit Laura’s Creative Corner’s SU website.

 

Birthday · simple cards

Tropical Birthday

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I am in love with the Tropical Chic suite!!  The colors are so fun and vibrant!  But I have to admit that I didn’t look at this set as one of my first “have to have” sets.  My friend used this suite and it just was love at first site!  In fact this is a sneak peek of the Creative Class to Go for August!  (more to come about that in August).

I have made 4 cards already with this set!  This card was really simple to make but it has a lot of character!  I cut a strip of Tropical Escape DSP.  Then I cut a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper a tad smaller than the Big Shot leaf die.  Next, I took a piece of Basic Black and ran it through the Big Shot with the palm leaves cut outs.  I then placed the glimmer paper behind the Basic Black with Glue Dots.  I popped the whole piece up with Dimensionals and added the birthday sentiment.img_0995

I used the new Shaded Spruce ink pad….it is one of my favorites next to the Granny Apple Green!

Did you know that you can get a FREE ink pad family valued at $67.50 by signing up!  That puts the value of the started kit at close to $200 for just $99 plus local tax!

Click on Join Laura’s Creative Corner Team to get started!

 

Thinking of You · Vintage cards

Tufted Petals

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Wow!  The Petal Promenade Suite is just gorgeous!  I can picture wedding/anniversary cards, birthday cards, and so much more with the Petal Promenade DSP!  The flowers are so soft and blend so well together!  The set, Beautiful Promenade, and it’s matching Beautiful Layers Thinlits help you create stunning works of art with minimal effort!

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I love that the dies include an envelope liner so your card looks even more special for the recipient!  There are so many fun shapes and images that will meet a lot of your card making needs!

I stamped the inside of the flower with Petal Pink and the outside part of the flower with Fresh Fig.  Next, I cut a 2″ by 3″ piece of Fresh Fig and ran the tag edge on each short end to create a fun tag! There are a couple of border type stamps that add flair to your creation!  I also added some Tea Room Combo ribbon tousled behind the flower. I finished it off with some Wink of Stella, a sentiment, and some leaves!

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Don’t forget about these fabulous promotions!  And when you sign up, you can use the Buy 3, get one Free as an option in your customizable kit!

Stampin’ Hugs,

Laura

 

Birthday · Masculine · Techniques

No Line Watercolor

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I saw the Better with You stamp set in the new Annual Catalog, and I had to give no line water coloring a try! I was having a hard time deciding on a color scheme and my friend suggested the mad bluebird!

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Photo Courtesy of Stephen L Tabone

I had never heard of them before and he was so cute!!  My water coloring wasn’t exactly no line, but I love how it turned out!

It’s super easy to create!  This will be the technique for club this month!

  1. Use a light color to stamp the image you want to color.  I used Sahara Sand.
  2. Use your aqua painter & ink refills to create the watercolor images
  3. If you want darker shading, wait for the first layer to dry completely.
  4. I did use a Stampin’ Write marker tip to define his eye and beak.
  5. I completed the look with a pearl colored with a black sharpie.

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The background of the Balmy Blue is the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder!  It turns your card stock into textured in a flash!

Don’t forget to stock up on your Designer Series Paper!!  Buy 3 – get 1 free! Click on show me the paper for a quick run through of all the great patterns!  Then go to Laura’s Online Store to get yours!

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