Technique Video

Make a Cute Card with the Mirror Technique

Have you ever wanted to have a stamped image go in the opposite direction? With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought it would be fun to share the Mirror technique with you! The best part of this technique is that it is super simple!

To make the card above, you will need a Soft Suede card base (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) folded in half. Next, run a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 5 1/4″) through the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine (SCEM) using the Tasteful Textiles EF. Grab a piece of the You’re a Peach DSP (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″) and adhere that to the Crumb Cake.

Now for the fun part!

You will need to stamp the image on the Silicone Mat, then turned it face down onto your paper. All you need is a slight press-too much could leave smudges. Then you stamp the same image next to it to make your mirror image.

I used a Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green to create the green grass area paired with the blades of grass stamp. I colored in the grass blades with the Granny Apple Green Blends. For the hedgehogs, I used both light/dark Crumb Cake and light Soft Suede. The butterfly was colored with light/dark Pumpkin Pie Blends. I attached that piece to a Soft Suede mat and adhered it using Dimensionals. To finish the card, I tied a bow with Linen thread.

What will you dream up with this amazing technique?? I also made a YouTube video! Check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

Product List
Happy Hedgehogs Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Silicone Craft Sheet
$6.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Birthday

Cactus Cuties-Oh My!

Sorry it has been a while! The Christmas season was a little more hectic than I thought! Plus, me and a couple friends went on a craft retreat the first weekend of January! It was so nice to just create, laugh, eat (what I probably shouldn’t have), and watch RomComs!! Perfect for a tired mom!

But you want to know about this adorable card, right? I saw this set in the NEW Occasions Mini catalog and put it on my wish list. I admit that it wasn’t on the top of the list until I started seeing such cute ideas floating around the internet! So, it popped into my last order and here we go!

The Stitched Greenery die is a lovely background for many projects!!

To make this card start with a Gray Granite card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) folded in half and creased with your bone folder. Then you will take a piece Just Jade and run it through the Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Stitched Greenery die. This die is amazing! The texture reminds me of a quilted top or a cross stitch! It’s a must have! Adhere the Just Jade to the card base and then you can adhere the Brick DSP from the Bloom Where You are Planted DSP (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″) to the Just Jade.

Next you start to build on the Scalloped Rectangle die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and Basic White. Stamp the taller cactus with Just Jade towards the upper right-hand side of the die cut piece. Follow that with Smoky Slate for the planter.

The Cactus Builder punch is a little different for me. I found it easier to punch the pieces out and stamp on them after. The stamps overlap the paper, so there is an even coverage. Once you punch the pieces out and stamp them, use dimensionals to pop them up. All that is left is a sentiment of your choice and a little Wink of Stella to the cactus flower!

This bundle has so much potential to make amazing projects, pages, and cards! Why not get one for yourself! And earn FREE items in the process!

Sale a Bration is going on now through February 28th! For every $50 you spend, you can earn FREE items from the Sale a Bration catalog!

Do you love connecting with other people to create? Why not join our Crafting Corner team during Sale-a-Bration? Joining Stampin’ Up! is more than about selling the product. I can honestly say that the new people and connections to friends is my FAVORITE part of being a demonstrator! (The discount and perks are just a pleasant addition!) Join now through February 28th and you will receive TWO stamp sets for FREE on top of the already wonderful starter kit!

** You customize your kit to your fit your needs up to $125 for just $99-add the extra 2 sets for free and that is a lot of bang for your buck. And you get to be part of our crazy and creative team!

This is a great way to utilize your new stamp set and dies! Three designs/consumable items plus a PDF tutorial to put them together!

Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Polished Pink, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.

You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 9 cards & envelopes (3 each of 3 designs) mailed to you via first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  


Your stamp set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!.  I will mail consumable project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and first-class postage.

(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. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.
 
Creative Kit Order due no later than January 30th, 2022. I will mail class packets the first week of February.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95)

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 order a set of equal or lesser value by January 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Thank you for stopping by today! You can also access the items used to make this card by clicking on the images below! I would be honored if you shopped under me, and I love to spoil my customers!

Product List
Cactus Cuties Bundle
$31.50
Cactus Builder Punch
$18.00
Cactus Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Stitched Greenery Die
$32.00
Bloom Where You're Planted 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Christmas

A little whimsy…

Do you prefer traditional Christmas colors, or do you like a little color mix up for your creations? I found the Whimsy & Wonder suite did not disappoint! The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder DSP were fun, subtle, metallic, and had pops of pink hues to balance out the combination!

I was trying to a simpler card layout to make it easier to re-create this for multiples. I started by stamping the small berry bunch with Misty Moonlight on Misty Moonlight cardstock. I chose a subtle piece of the Whimsy & Wonder cardstock to compliment my trees that I cut out using the coordinating Christmas Tree dies.

I had a hard time deciding which trees were my favorite! I stamped the biggest one with Mint Macaron and followed it with Polished Pink dots for the ornaments! Then, I took a piece of the 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum (Soft Succulent) and cut out one of the mid-size trees. Next, I wanted to balance the sizes and colors, so I cut out those cute little mini trees with Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride!

For extra texture, I placed the piece of DSP on a scalloped die cut from the Scalloped Contour dies. I highly recommend this for you dies-they are very versatile with the scallop border, flowers, and the scalloped rectangle dies!

To finish the card, I used a small Joy sentiment from the Whimsical Trees on Blushing Bride. The Metallic Mesh has been a favorite of mine this holiday season for a quick pop of bling!

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Or you can enjoy the host benefits for yourself with orders for $150 or more! Be sure to peek at the Last Chance List and the Clearance Rack too!

Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Product List
Whimsical Trees Bundle (English)
$51.25
Christmas Trees Dies
$35.00
Whimsical Trees Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$35.00
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
2021–2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
$12.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
Christmas

Peaceful Noel

I love simple, neutral tones to make some of my Christmas Cards! The Peaceful Place DSP paired with the Music Melody 3D folder did not disappoint! I sometimes struggle to keep it simple when I make my cards-kind of like cooking. Oh let’s add a dash of this, and a smidge of that-then poof! The card now has multiple layers!! I had my annual Stamp a Stack of cards a couple weeks ago and this one one of their favorite designs! Minimal stamping and tools helped them make their 4 of this one in a snap!

Start by using the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder with a 2 3/4″ x 5″ Basic White card stock and run it through the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine (SCEM). Next, use a Stampin’ Sponge (I cut them in 1/4ths to get more for my money) and swipe it with the Smoky Slate ink pad. Be sure to start lightly or practice on scratch paper first so you can get the right look. Then you can choose the DSP that you like and cut it to 2 3/4″ x 5 and then a piece of Silver Foil at 5″ x 1″. You will adhere your Basic Gray mat piece 4″ x 5 1/4″ on top of the Smoky Slate card base (creased/folded in half); then you will adhere the embossed piece and the DSP on top. The Silver Foil will cover the middle section with any overlap.

The sentiment is stamped from the Happy Hollydays stamp set and cut out with the smaller label in the Seasonal Labels dies. I loved the size and simplicity of this sentiment. To add more pop, use a Dimensional in the center of the Snowflake (well done Stampin’ Up!-it is the perfect size!). The Silver Mesh ribbon is a lovely touch since it is so dainty, but delivers such a wow on your projects! I just snipped a tiny bit and pinched it in the center before I placed the snowflake on top. The snowflake looked so much better with the ribbon and the Basic Rhinestone on top!

I listed the products below for you for easy ordering! I still get a gitty feeling when I get notifications of new orders! I love to spoil my customers for helping me with my business! If you just need a couple of items, feel free to use this month’s host code!

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Product List
Happy Holly Days Cling Stamp Set (English)
$21.00
Happy Holly Days Bundle (English)
$39.50
Merry Melody 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Peaceful Place 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Silver Foil 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Pack
$10.00
Seasonal Labels Dies
$38.00
Wonderful Snowflakes
$6.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Metallic Mesh Ribbon
$8.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50