Birthday

Simple Art Gallery Birthday

I had to have the Gold Leafing once I saw it in the Mini Catalog! Can you believe I haven’t used it yet?? Do you ever do that? That is on my list to DO this week! It’s spring break already and we are just staying home. Just praying that they go back this year! LOL!

I did at least play with the gorgeous Art Gallery stamp set and the coordinating Fine Art Floral DSP to create a club card! This paper has color combos that will please all tastes! I am using a lot of Rococo Rose lately-I am probably sad that it’s going to leave the In-Colors this year.

This card was very simple to put together. You start off with a Rococo Rose card base (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) and fold in half. Then you cut a piece of the Fine Art Floral DSP & a Merry Merlot piece (2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ each). I used the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder to create the texture on the Merry Merlot piece.

Next you will stamp the flower sprig on a scrap of Very Vanilla. I inked the whole image with Rococo Rose Ink and then I used a Blender Pen to remove ink on the stems. I went back with a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write marker. I did add some Wink of Stella to the blooms as well to compliment the other gold embellishments. I cut it out using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes dies.

Use the sentiment of your choice from the Art Gallery stamp set-I love the selection in this set!! Next, you can adhere the Merry Merlot with adhesive and put Dimensionals on the DSP. I added Stampin’ Seal to the back of the circle so the Fine Art Ribbon would stay in place. I then added some Dimensionals to pop that up. The card is finished with the Gilded Gems.

I hope you enjoyed this card today! I promise that the Gold Leafing is coming! I plan on a FB live too! Want to join in on my VIP group?? Click the button below!

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And lastly, don’t forget about the March Creative Kit!!

And it’s my Creative Kit of the month too! I just love the colors they chose for the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP paper! BUT it’s while supplies last-so grab yours today!!!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry while kits last!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, and Black.  
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.ORDER MARCH 2021 CREATIVE KIT

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

  You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Happy stampin’ Laura

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How to Use Your Dies as a Stencil

After the past two weeks, I am so ready for Spring here in Texas! I have lived here all of my life, and I have never seen the whole state get clobbered by snow and ice, much less have the power grid fail! We were lucky and only lost power. We were able to stay with a family member until the power was restored. No pipes or water issues, BUT we didn’t have internet for over a week. It’s so hard to type a blog on a tiny phone screen! 🙂 Enough of that, let’s check out this card I made for club last month.

The Simply Succulents Bundle was the 2nd on my wish list (those Hydrangeas are sooooo gorgeous, so that was my 1st). I also ordered the Blending Brushes that were just sitting on my desk begging for ink! This is what I came up with! I love how the colors contrast against the white space of the stenciled image.

All you have to do is cut out a stencil using the large die from the Potted Succulents dies with Basic White cardstock. (Really any color works, but I am using the colored stencil for another card!-BONUS) I did place some washi tap on the edges so it would not move too much while I was using the Blending Brushes. These Brushes are SOOOOO SOFT! I almost want one for an emotional support tool! You just swirl in the ink color of your choice and then swipe in a circular motion on your surface. They wash out with little effort! I used Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, Soft Seafoam, and Rich Razzleberry to make the colors blend and resemble succulents.

To complete the card, I just stamped on coordinating cardstock colors and cut them out using the rest of the Potted Succulents dies. I wanted a soft focal point behind the cut outs that wouldn’t compete too much with the gorgeous background. The Stitched Shaped dies are a must, I use them all the time! I used Vellum Cardstock with the Circle to make the soft back drop.

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle is now available for customers to order today!! And it’s my Creative Kit of the month too! I just love the colors they chose for the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP paper! BUT it’s while supplies last-so grab yours today!!!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry while kits last!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, and Black.  
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

  You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Product List

Simply Succulents Bundle
$54.75
Simply Succulents Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Potted Succulents Dies
$39.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Metallic Pearls
$7.00
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
$7.00
Sale a Bration

Sweet Berry Blessings

What is it about berries that makes me so happy? I feel like it reminds me of the freshness of spring and summer! Nothing beats fresh fruit on a hot day along with your favorite iced tea! When I saw the Sweet Strawberry bundle, I knew I had to have it!

Just think of all the cute treat boxes, scrapbook pages, cards, and much more that you can make using this bundle! While cruising Pinterest, I saw people using the punched berries for toppers for wrapped chocolates! Another post had the strawberry punched upside down with a light green color to resemble a pear! Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

I made this adorable card for our club card this month! I started off with a 8 1/2″x 5 1/2″ piece of Garden Green card stock folded in half and creased. (TIP: I love to refer to the back of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack for the colors used in the paper) I cut the following to make a series of mats to make the picnic tablecloth pattern pop! (Basic White 4″x 5 1/4″; Granny Apple Green 3 3/4″x 5″, Crosshatch DSP pattern 3 1/2″x 4 3/4″)

It is always economical to paper save when the opportunity arises. I cut out the Basic White stitched circle using the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss machine (SCEM) before adhering the other layers on top of it. To punch out the berries and flowers, use a scrap piece of Basic White. Stamping the images are easy with this photopolymer set and the two step stamping. I found stamping the berry first and then the outline much easier. The sentiment was stamped with Basic Gray ink on to a Smoky Slate scrap, then punched out.

To make your focal point, place Dimensionals under each berry. Next, use glue dots to attach the topper so the berries. Using Garden Green ink, stamp the flower & stem stamp leaving enough room to place the berries. I used a Blender Pen to pull the color from the veins of the leaves to create the lighter hue. The flowers were stamped with Smoky Slate and punched out. They were adhered onto the circle with Glue Dots and adorned with Basic Rhinestones. (a little Daffodil Delight marker to accent the jewels)

Did you know you can earn the Berry Delightful Bundle for FREE with a qualifying purchase?? I LOVE the Berry Delightful DSP! Fresh, bright, and super cheerful designs to create tons of cards or scrapbook layouts!

FREE DSP when you join!
Join today and get 5 packs of the DSP patterned paper! One of each family!

You can shop by clicking on a product below or by visiting Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website!

Thank you for visiting! Stampin’ Blessings! Laura

Product List
Sweet Strawberry Bundle
$32.25
Strawberry Builder Punch
$18.00
Sweet Strawberry Photopolymer Stamp Set
$18.00
Berry Blessings Bundle (English)
$0.00
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Timeless Label Punch
$18.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
simple cards

Simply Beautiful Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Haven suite was the one page that really took my breath away! I love purple and all shades of purple. But, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! It might be that I am jealous that I can’t grow them in Texas. Some people have a space around their house that can accommodate the cooler shade/temperatures. Not our house! It will scorch with the west facing sunset!

Thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Concept Artists, I can surround myself with these gorgeous flowers! This card was a nice and simple card that our club made for January. The bloom part was cut out using the Hydrangea Dies and I stamped the stem with Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I followed with Old Olive inked on the 2 step stem (the fill stamp). The Gorgeous Grape piece was run through the Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder to add some dimension and texture.

Up Close Hydrangea
Notice the detailed blossoms that you can pop up with your stylus!

The background was randomly stamped using Highland Heather with the small single bloom (it looks like a small butterfly too, bonus!) with color on color. The small tag is part of the Hydrangea Dies and there are several sentiments in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

Can you believe Sale-a-Bration is half way done??? That’s right! There are now 2 Sale-a-brations a year! The next one will be when the Holiday Catalog comes out! So be sure to grab your favorite FREE items when you shop! Click the button below to get yours now!

FREE DSP when you join!
Join today and get 5 packs of the DSP patterned paper! One of each family!

Thank you for stopping by! Until the next creation!

Laura

Product List
Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection
$88.50
Hydrangea Haven Photopolymer Stamp Set
$26.00
Hydrangea Dies
$32.00
Hydrangea Haven Bundle
$52.00
Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Linen Thread
$5.00