3-D projects · Techniques · Thinking of You · Vintage cards

Vintage Heirlooms

TIP: Cut out your frame prior to running it through the die cutting machine.

I am so happy to see vintage cards making a comeback! This is one style that really drew me into creating cards over 15 years ago! When the new catalog was unveiled at On Stage, I knew this would be first on my list! The Woven Heirlooms stamp set has some sincere statements and some distressed elements to compliment any card or project!

The whole Woven Threads suite is just gorgeous! AND you can order it with one code!!! The Woven Threads DSP has some beautiful patterns that are distressed! They paired some new In Colors into some unique combinations! I used a more monocromatic look for my card. The sentiment is stamped with Crumb Cake on to the paper with the vintage muslin looking design. (I tried to used Sahara Sand ink, but it was too faint). I taped it behind the frame I made from the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders combo.

TIP: Use the side of your Blends to color the Faceted Gems to be sure you don’t fray the tip.

To create the flower, I stamped the flower from the Floral Essesnce stampe set in Rococo Rose onto the DSP that had the Rococo Rose distressed design. I used the coordinating Perrennial Flower punch and the Leaf Punch for a quick flower embellishment. I then used the new Rococo Rose Dark Blend to color in the gem.

The 1/2″ Rococo Rose Gathered ribbon looks soooooo pretty in person!! It really pops off of this card! I used a strip of SNAIL and then pressed a little down, then folded a little to the right, and pressed down again to create the rouching!

I hope you enjoyed this card-I know that the girls in my stamp club loved it!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Laura

Birthday · Cute cards · simple cards

Mosaic Beauty

When we were at On Stage in April, they gave all of us a pack for the Mosiac Mood Designer Series Paper. It is gorgeous! You could just get a few dies/punches, a stamp set with a lot of differnt sentiments, and you are set! I made this one for my Sweet & Simple class last month.

I have seen so many pretty cards where people have fussy cut the roses, humming birds, and patterns out and just added a sentiment. The Mosaic Moddre is the coordinating stampe set that has a willow tree in it that is so pretty!

I used the scalloped edge die from the retired Be Mine dies. And I love the Stitched Label dies! Just look at the elegant detail! You can make simple cards that will wow your friends!!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto Mint Macaron. Next, I added some pearls to the front and some gold thread to the back. All done in less than 10 minutes!

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Blessings! Laura

Cute cards · Punch Art · simple cards

A Walk Down Daisy Lane!

TIP: stamp your daisies on the Very Vanilla on top of the base to align the images.

I was so excited when I saw the Daisy Lane stamp set in the catalog! What a great addition to the Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch from last year’s catalog! AND there is a new Medium Daisy punch that is a little smaller to help you make even more detailed flowers!

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class that I hold once a month. It is a popular class for people who are new stampers or for those that need a creative fix! I used the new Birch background stamp and stamped Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. Next, I placed the Very Vanilla piece on top of the Rococo Rose card base (my favorite new IN-Color!) and stamped the stems with Pretty Peacock. This made the placement of the daisies much easier. I then stamped the daisies off-set onto the card base and the Very Vanilla.

As you can see, I learned the hard way. But it’s still a pretty card! To finish the card, I then stamped 2 more daisies on a scrap piece of paper and then punched them out. I jused a dimensionnal to place them on top of the one on the Very Vanilla. I then added some Wink of Stella Clear to the centers. The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock and cut out with the new Timeless Label punch! I added some Pretty Peacock to a sponge and distressed the edges before adhering it with dimensionals.

I had my NEW Catlaog Launch & Customer Apprecition event last weekend! It was a hit! AND I reached my first career sales milestone!!! 100k! Here are a few items I made with the new IN Colors ! A set of cards using the A Little Lace stamp set and the In Color 6×6 card pack.

Bookmarks that show case the new In Colors! Everyone recieved one of these in their goodie bags!

Stampin’ Up! has already placed the Daisy Lane stamp set as a top seller!!! I can see why! The Medium Daisy punch is on it’s way here-I can’t wait to create more with it!

simple cards · Thinking of You

Simply Sailing

Do you have a hard time creating masculine cards? I sometimes do, but I just got the Sailing Home Bundle on my pre-order last week! Then I saw a great layout with a card in the catalog. I just starting creating and this card was done in about 5 minutes! I love it when the crafting stars align!!

It’s so easy to make home décor, scrapbook pages, gift bags, tags, gift boxes, and of course, cards! The suite includes DSP that is just gorgeous! And there are these cute Sail Away trinkets, Baker’s Twine, Memories n More, a 3-D embossing folder, coordination dies, and the stunning stamp set! And you now can order the whole suite with one code!!

I love the monochromatic combination with the DSP for this card!

I made this card for my Annual New Catalog & Customer Appreciation event this past weekend! I am soooo excited we can all order from this amazing catalog! We had fun playing with new products, creating this card, snacking, shopping the “destash” items, and meeting new friends!

I am betting that the site will be slow after the catalog goes LIVE at 12:00pm (MT) tomorrow! Just keep trying! Need a catalog? Just ask!

Happy stampin’!

Laura

simple cards · Thinking of You

More Magnolias!

Down here in the south, we have a lot of magnolia trees that are just gorgeous! So, when I saw the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in the new annual catalog, I had to have it! Can you tell I love it!? I have made a lot of projects with this suite!

The Magnolia Memory dies help you make stunning cards (and other creations) in a snap! I used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends (light/dark) and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends (light/dark) to color the flower. I added a little Daffodil Delight in the center. I like to use the lighter shade of Blends first and then go back to create depth with the darker shade.

Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack-a great accent for your projects

To create the movement on the sides of the cards, I used the border die in the coordinating Magnolia Memory dies. The DSP is just gorgeous! It is filled with floral images, classic textures, and great color combos! I used this classic and textured pattern and added both ribbons from the combo pack to accent the branch on the flower.

I took a few pictures of the magnolia trees in bloom around our neighborhood to show you too!

Stay tuned for more creations! I am gearing up for my annual new catalog open house and customer appreciation event! I love to spoil those who have helped me through the year!

Need a catalog? Can I answer questions for you? Just ask!

Stampin’ Hugs! Laura

3-D projects · Techniques

Sweet Magnolia Sneak Peek!

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I finally jumped on the “floating frame” bandwagon this past weekend!  This was a lot of fun to make and it yields 2 projects!

We went on our bi-annual craft retreat over Cinco de Mayo weekend….I feel so much better creating so many things!!  I would not teach this for my club, but maybe a class that focuses on this technique solely! I really enjoyed putting these together!

First I chose to repeat the same flower for this frame.  I stamped 12 flowers and used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers.

Next, I cut out the flowers using the Magnolia Memory dies.

Then I placed (don’t adhere them yet) the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cut to 4″x 5 1/4″.

Then use a piece of Press & Seal and place over where you have the flowers.  Once you have it where you like the placement of the flowers, firmly press the Press & Seal around the blank spaces and over the flower pieces.

Carefully flip it over and trip the excess Press & Seal away to where it is now matching the 4″x 5 1/4″ base.

To create the frame; I used two of the Rectangle Stitched dies to yield about 1/2″ frame-cut out with a die cutting machine (just enough room for the Statement of Heart to fit in the center!)

Carefully pull back the Press & Seal and then adhere the flowers to the Whisper White base using dimensionals!

I then stamped the saying on a separate piece of Whisper White to place in the center and popped up the finished frame with dimensionals.  I then matted it onto a Basic Black card base.

And look at the 2nd card I made for my stepmother for Mother’s Day!  She loved it!

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Only a few more days until the NEW Catalog goes live!  I can’t wait to be able to order from the WHOLE catalog!

Thanks for stopping by! Laura

Cute cards · simple cards · Thank you

Sweet Robins

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Free as a Bird is one fun set to create with for me!  The birds are just so stinkin’ cute sitting on the branch!  Notice the fun shape for the frame it is stamped on?  It’s from the new Stitched Nesting Dies!  There are several sizes and with the double stitching, you can use the negative piece as well as the original piece!  Paper saving always makes me happy!!

I created the background using the coordinating Bird Ballad DSP and Soft Suede stamped with the new Birch background stamp!  I love the new cling stamps, especially with the background stamps! You can use the Stamparatus to make your background come out perfect!  It sticks in place while you ink and clean the stamp!!

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There are some darling embellishments in the Bird Ballad Trinkets!  I chose a key this card, but you can add a sprig, a flower, or a bow too!

To create the watercolor look, I did use the Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral (light/dark), Soft Suede (light/dark), Mossy Meadow (light/dark), and Crumb Cake (light/dark).  Then I went over where I wanted to blend and highlight with the Color Lifter.

I know you can’t order quite yet from the New Catalog, but it’s only 2 weeks away!  If you are local, come join us at my Annual Open House & Customer Appreciation event on June 2nd!  Come and go from 12pm-6pm!!  Lots of new products to touch and feel! Snacks, a doorprize, a goody bag for those who RSVP, a make n take, and of course, your copy of the catalog!  Not local??  I can mail one to you!

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on some new Stampin’ Up! product, you should join our team!  I have members in other states as well as local!  For $99-you get $125 of YOUR choice (including the pre-order items!!!) in your kit!  Then you just decide if you want to be a smart shopper with a permanent 20% coupon to your own craft store or you can hold a few events to create some extra income!

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There is still time to get your hands on the Everything is Rosy collection and Last Chance Items!

Blessings!! Laura

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