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Merry Buffalo Check

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Are you as obsessed with the Buffalo Check craze as I am?  When I saw the Buffalo Check Background stamp, I bought it with my first order! I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class and I love how it turned out!

I highly recommend to buy the wood mount with background sets.  I like that they stamp a much more even and crisp image.

TIP: ink your stamp with your color of choice and lay your stamp rubber side up.  Place your paper on top of the rubber.  Then, pull your grid paper (or a piece of scratch paper) and rub all over to get an even image.  And no ink on you!

KRKR4311To make the sentiment pop, I used the marker to rubber method.  I always huff on it before stamping the image too! To finish it off, I used the 1/8″ Real Red ribbon and Burlap ribbon to make it look farmhouse!

Do you know that the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA is going on right now?  There are 3 different sales now through next week!  Be sure to get your favorites at 10% off! Here is the schedule of sales:

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I will send a gift to anyone who places an order of $50 or more on my site!  Be sure to mark “ok to contact” so I can mail your gift!  Also, you can use the following host code at check out!  (it ships right to you!)

Nov 2018 host code

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Sweet Candy Canes

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I love all the girls on my team!  We are having our quarterly Team Gathering & Opportunity night on November 29th! I made this card for the Make & Take!

Are you curious about what is involved with being a part of our team?

  • Just picture a discount on every purchase (or sale) without a coupon!
  • Sneak peek of new products AND you can pre-order them!
  • A wonderful community of fellow crafters near and far!
  • Opportunity to make some extra income!
  • Enjoy your hobby with quality products!

Just click on Join Laura’s Creative Corner and start a new and inspiring journey! Right now we can pre-order the following:

I almost didn’t buy the Candy Cane Season bundle-but I am so glad I did!  The photopolymer images make stamping a snap! Plus, the bundle includes the Candy Cane Builder punch-so if you need to make multiple cards, it’s in the bag!

Imagine the cute tags you can create with the Candy Cane Season set!  It also includes a “to & from” stamp!  I also adore the snowflake cluster stamp!  Look at the cute background you can create just like that!

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Another benefit of this bundle is the Bow part of the Candy Cane Builder punch! No ribbon required! (unless you want to!) Of course Wink of Stella had to be added-so addicted!

Do you stamp your envelopes?  Did you know that Stampin’ Up!’s envelopes are smooth like our Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock?  This mean your recipients can feel the excitement of your gesture before even opening the card!

img_3735Stay tuned!  I sense a awesome sale coming for Black Friday! Check back for all the details!

Happy Stampin’ Laura

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Oh Christmas Tree!

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Don’t you love it when you come up with a design and it just gels together!!?  I have always adored vintage cards that use Sheet Music! Stampin’ Up! has answered that obsession by offering the Sheet Music Background stamp!  Just think of all the music lovers in your life and the possibilities this one stamp could give you!

To make this card even better, I paired it with the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set!  And, there is the In the Woods Framelit collection that helps you cut the tree out in a snap!  (this card would be a great one to reproduce for your seasonal card this year) And for a bonus tip: paper save by using your Smoky Slate mat as your surface to stamp your greeting.  Once you punch it out and adhere the sheet music piece on top, no one will know!

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I used Wink of Stella clear on the white areas of the tree image for an extra sparkle.  I used the Under the Mistletoe DSP for this card-but any 1″ piece from your Christmas stash will do!  I liked the DSP because it coordinated so well with the Shaded Spruce card base. ( I LOVE THIS COLOR)

Now for some serious business.  If you have the following items on  your wish list, you need to get them ASAP!  This catalog has been so popular that we are running low on these and will not have time to re stock before the catalog’s end date.  (and for your Christmas creations). Take a look at the graphic and following list.  Please go to my site and get your items.

**  Be sure to use the host code for November P4GTSGNT at check out.  I’ll even send you a gift!

CANVA alert sale

  • SNOWFLAKES & STARS WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147819)
  • SANTA’S SIGNPOST FRAMELITS DIES (item 147911)
  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • ALPINE SPORTS THINLITS DIES (item 147916)
  • SINCERELY SANTA PROJECT KIT (item 148029)
  • FESTIVE FARMHOUSE COTTON TWINE (item 147888)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • DETAILED LEAVES THINLITS DIES (item 147921)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • DETAILED DEER THINLITS DIES (item 147915)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • SWIRLS & CURLS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 147923)*
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS THINLITS DIES (item 147912)*
  • FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES (item 147922)

Stampin’ Blessings! Laura

 

simple cards · Thank you

Thankful Country

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The Country Home stamp set is one of my favorite “go to” sets!  It captures the farmhouse style and delivers wonderful water colored results! Not to mention you can use it all year for multiple occasions!

I chose to stamp the succulent bouquet with Soft Suede ink because it was a water based ink. The Stampin’ Blends worked well with the line color because it was water based and the Blends are alcohol based.  I then chose to color the bouquet with the following Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede light/dark; Blackberry Bliss light/dark ; Mint Macaron light/dark; Cajun Craze light, and Crumb Cake light. Next, I fussy cut the image out and accented it with Wink of Stella.

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I ADORE the Chicken Wire and I pray it stays as a regular in our next Annual Catalog! I used this behind the Country Lane DSP banner I cut out.  Then, I stamped the sentiment on Mint Macaron with Blackberry Bliss Ink.  It’s all topped off with the new Braided Linen thread!  (I am on my 3rd roll already!)

Do you want to get a few items?  If you check “no contact” I can’t mail you any goodies for your first order with me!  I thank you for those who have ordered!  Here is this month’s host code!  Just use it at check out for your FREE Embossing Powder!
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Stampin’ Blessings!

Laura

 

Birthday · Techniques

Tin Tile Patina

My club members loved making the Faux Patina last year and requested it again. I saw the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and I knew I had to use it for the technique!

It’s pretty simple and you get inky fingers too!  You start with using the Crumb Cake ink pad and pouncing it on the side of the Tin Tile embossing folder that has the Stampin’ Up! information on it.  Run a piece of Very Vanilla through with the EF using the Big Shot.  Then you will take Daubers and rub in a circular motion around the card.  Random areas work best.  I used the following order for the ink pads: Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, then Versa Mark.  You want to use the pad of the Versa Mark and drag lightly.  I then covered it with Copper Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool.

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I would love to see your Faux Patina creations!  Just add in the comments!

Did you know there is a Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase promotion??  Look at the gorgeous dies, Velvet White paper, stamp sets, and Snowflake trinkets!!

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Be sure to order using my monthly host code to get a FREE gift!

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Happy stampin!  Laura

 

Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Copper Baubles

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When I first saw the Beautiful Baubles Bundle in the Holiday Catalog, I liked it.  It wasn’t until I saw what people were making with it that I fell in love with the possibilities it holds!  (I have made at least 4 cards already!)

I made this one for my last Stamp a Stack.  I feel that using a monochromatic scheme can make it easier for new stampers!  But, truth be told, I HAD to use the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon!  It really was my inspiration for using the Copper Embossing Powder for the ornament!

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TIP: Stamp your ornament with VersaMark and heat emboss the copper powder before adding the ornament hanger.  You run the risk of wiping off the ornament’s powder.

Buy your Beautiful Baubles Bundle by shopping on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website! Use October’s Host code QQY9F9XX at check out to get a FREE pack of Basic Rhinestones!

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · Punch Art · Techniques

Winter Farmhouse

Do you love the farmhouse style? I absolutely love it! It was the first suite I was drawn to in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! The Tin Tile Embossing Folder has amazing details and using the new Galvanized Silver Foil Sheet makes it pop!

Moving on to the tree! It comes from the In the Woods dies! I love how it creates parts of the tree that are 3-D. I saw. Post on Patty Bennett’s site about using your Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and some Frost White Shimmer Paint. The results are amazing!

This picture does to do the tree justice! The Champagne Mist color is very elegant as well! (think Wink of Stella on steroids) To finish the card, I added some 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim, a Galvanized Button, some Linen Thread, and a sentiment!

This was a stamp a stack card this past weekend. I cut and spritzed the trees for them so there isn’t a log jam at the Big Shot. But the end result makes it worth it!

Confession!  After using the Big Shot for over 10 years, I have never ruined a die.  Well, I put the die and the paper on top of the sandwich.  I ran it through thinking it felt and sounded odd.  I completely bowed the die!!!!!  It was my first of 32 to make!  I cut the rest out with the warped die.  Then, I flipped it and ran it through incorrectly again.  I was so nervous!  But to my surprise, it flattened it out!  Like it never happened!  Shew!!

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Starting tonight at 12:00am, Stampin’ Up! is running a 24 hour sale on select stamp sets!  It’s to celebrate their 30th birthday!  The lists are below!  Use Hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out.  I will send you a package of Basic Rhinestones as a thank you! You can shop at Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy Stampin’!

Laura