All projects · Christmas · Holiday · simple cards · Technique Video

First Frost Delight

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I love everything Christmas!  The traditional colors are my favorite!  The Frosted Floral Suite showcases a stunning color combo in the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite product in this suite is the gorgeous pearlized  Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper! The designers put together the perfect balance of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron,  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam, and Tranquil Tide.

I love the deep jewel tones of the Blackberry Bliss and Tranquil Tide.  I started with those two colors and then started building my palate.   I added a touch of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Gray Granite.  This is a Christmas Stamp a Stack card for next weekend.  I made a video to show the tips and tricks to this card.  But, it really is a simple card to make.

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You know I had to add a touch of Wink to this card!  Rhinestones also add some bling along with the Braided Linen Trim!  I love how these non-traditional colors make the season feel cool and frosted!

Be sure to purchase your Frosted Floral Suite today by going to Laura’s Stampin’ Up Site! Get a free gift from me when you order $50 or more on my site by using hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Blessings,

Laura

 

Kits · paper pumpkin · Promotions

FLASH sale!!! Hurry Ends 10/10!

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  • Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set that they can use over and over!
  • At least one Classic Stampin’ Spot arrives with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, making it easy to build a collection of colorful ink spots.
  • New subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and use throughout their subscription.
  • Paper Pumpkin is an incredible value! In addition to sending you an exclusive stamp set and ink spot(s), we include everything you need to make awesome projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
  • It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Heading out of town? Grab a kit to put together during your downtime. Each monthly project fits in one little box so you can take it anywhere!
  • You get a surprise in your mailbox every month. (Who doesn’t love happy mail?)
  • Every month, we share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit so that you can pass it along to your subscribers. Just go to pumpkinhowto.com to link to our YouTube channel.
  • Create the monthly project by following the instructions included with the kit, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page and get inspired by our subscribers’ brilliant monthly projects.
  • Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink). It’s also a great way for you to show your customers the types of kits they can get with a subscription. Click here ( US | CA ) to see our current selection of past kits, available while supplies last.
  • Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards on prepaid subscriptions, and you’ll earn commissions on the full price of the subscription (excluding the additional shipping calculated at checkout).
  • You’ll love the kits! That’s our promise to you. If you’re not satisfied, call us at 1-800-STAMP UP and we’ll take care of you.

Now, what are you waiting for??  Subscribe on my Paper Pumpkin Site now!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Stay tuned!  I am editing a new VIDEO to share this week!

Laura

Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Flannel Deer

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I just think of a nice fire with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winters day with this card!  I have fallen in LOVE with the NEW Buffalo Check Background stamp!  I made this card for the Christmas Stamp a Stack last weekend and it was a hit!

I always buy the wood for the background stamps for their sturdiness.  I usually prefer clear mount on all my other stamps.  To make your image clear and complete; ink up the whole background stamp with Memento Black Ink (used here) with the rubber facing up.  Take your cardstock and place it on top.  Use the one side of your grid paper (scratch paper) and fold it over on top of the stamp and cardstock.  Then take your hand and rub it over to insure the image is all on your cardstock.  The best part is the ink is not on your hand!

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The 5/8″ Striped Burlap Ribbon was the perfect choice to add some rustic texture to this card!  The Red Basic Rhinestones are a nice final touch!  Some people put their Red Rhinestones on the nose of the deer!  (face palm, duh!)

Look what is coming in a couple days!!  Hurry while supplies last!  What a great deal to start this creative addiction!  Sign up on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin site!

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Have a blessed day and happy stampin!

Laura

Christmas · Contests · Holiday · Techniques

Farmhouse Wreath

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I am definitely feeling the holiday spirit starting to sink in!  (now if the weather in Texas would just cooperate)  I just held the first of two Stamp a Stack of Christmas Cards this past weekend!  This was one of the fun cards that the girls made!

It’s so simple too!  Just run the Seasonal Wreath EF through the Big Shot.  Use a sponge dauber and some Old Olive ink and apply to your raised surface.  I used a slight circular motion with light to medium pressure.  Then I added berries with the journaling end of the Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker.  Did you notice that I colored the Tea Room Ribbon with the same marker!?  Cool huh?

It needed a little more texture, so I ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot using the new Corrugated EF!  (I found the if the lines are horizontal with the embossing folder while running it through works best)

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Next I took the sentiment from Hearts Come Home and stamped it with Black Memento ink.  This was a fun card to create and I know the girls loved it this weekend!

Who is ready for a contest???  I am celebrating World Card Making Day this week with Stampin’ Up!  To see a complete list of discounted items that Stampin’ Up! has offered, click on World Card Making Day 201810.01.18_SHAREABLE_WCMD_NA

Now, for the CONTEST!  Invite your friends to my blog, Laura’s Creative Corner or my Facebook Page Laura’s Creative Corner to get your name in the bag!

each friend added = 1 ticket per friend

if you and your friend order through my website = 5 tickets each

if your new friend is local and comes one of my events = 3 tickets

if you or your friend joins my team = automatic FREE gift for each that joins!

What will you win??? Your choice of the Beautiful Baubles stamp set OR Alpine Adventure stamp set. (blocks not included)

Order or join  Laura Venvertloh’s Stampin, Up! Webpage

Use hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Please comment that you added you or your friend.  You can email me as well at Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net  Just mention the World Card Making Contest in the header. This is a promotion only available through Laura Venvertloh and not Stampin’ Up!

Contest ends October 7th 2018 @ 12:00am CST

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Golden Deer

Que up the Christmas cards!  I saw the Dashing Deer bundle in the New Holiday Catalog and I had to have it!  I made this card for my stamp clubs this month!  I was very happy that the detail inside the deer remained after using Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder.  Looks so majestic!!

I paired it with a strip of paper from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper!  You should see the patterns in this pack!  Just gorgeous!!  And you get 4 of each of the 6 designs (2 sided/12 pages) watermarked24(2018-09-07-1437)

Next, I added some texture by running a piece of Garden Green through the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! Then I stamped the scroll with Crumb Cake color on color on the top and bottom. To create the flowing banner, I used my Bone Folder to curl the middle of the sentiment piece.  I curled the ends the opposite direction and added 2 layers of dimensionals in the center to help it keep its shape. I finished the card off with a bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

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For your order of $50 or more, I will mail you the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine for FREE!  ($8 value)! Be sure to use September’s HOST code DBD2NF34 at check out!  (deadline 9/30/18).

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Happy stamping!!

Laura

 

All projects · Kits · simple cards · Techniques

Black Ice Technique

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Every month I hold stamp club where the girls get to make 3 projects, with one card that is a technique.  I was blessed to have completed all my techniques for the rest of this year!  This month I found this awesome and popular Black Ice technique!

It’s so simple to make too!  Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Stamp your image onto Silver Foil paper with StazOn Black.
  2. Take the StazOn and then drag up and down, and side to side. You just want some random streaks of black. The StazOn works best to prevent smearing.
  3. Let it dry for a minute or two.  Then take VersaMark and drag up and down & side to side.
  4. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on the whole thing and tap off excess.
  5. Heat set the whole piece.  It takes a little longer than the metallic embossing powders.  The image will appear very crisp and deep black.  Plus the Silver will really pop!

We used the hostess set Very Vintage for this card.  We randomly stamped the vintage doily with Smoky Slate for a background.  Then we ran the Basic Gray piece through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  Finished it with a sentiment and some ribbon in the back.

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I hope you enjoyed this technique as much as we did! I may make one with the Beautiful Blizzard set next!

Be sure to order you items to get your FREE Creative Class to Go!  Refer a friend and you both will receive a FREE gift from me!\

Here is a sneak peek of the cards that were designed for the kit!  You get the consumables to make 2 of each for a total of 6!  Just purchase the items for this month-follow the link above for more info!

Blessings,

Laura

 

Kits · Techniques · Thank you

Country Copper

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As you can see, the Country Home stamp set if a true favorite!  We are slowly changing our house to the farmhouse style.  So, when I saw this set, I had to have it!  And the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder is a wonderful compliment to this set!  It creates texture to the background of the card.  To add more whimsy to the card I ran some Copper Foil through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder!

To color the pitcher, I used both of the Night of Navy blends and went over that with the color lifter to add highlights.  Then I used Mango Medley, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Shaded Spruce, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I did use a Color Lifter as well to add some depth to the focal point.

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I created the sentiment by stamping the “thanks” from this set with StazOn on to Copper Foil and cut it out. Next, I wrapped some Linen Thread around a few times and tied a knot.

I love how it turned out!  If you love this set-which I knowyou do-then you need to order Country Home today! (It’s the featured set for my card kit-purchase the items listed in September Creative Kit to Go and get the supplies to make 6 cards FREE)