Holiday · Punch Art

Colorful Harvest

Here in Texas, we are desperately trying to summon fall!! It is still in the high 90’s-and we are so ready for the crisp fall air and all of the comfort that comes with it! I made this at our Labor Day Retreat and it is one of my favorites! I just love how the creative mojo can just keep flowing when I am in my zone!!

This card started as one idea, but it changed courses quickly! The Come to Gather Suite is just gorgeous! The pops of color, the textures, and the coordination of accessories make it so easy to create beautiful projects! First, I stamped my Terracotta Tile cardstock with the large leaf stamp from the Gather Together stamp set. Then I ran a piece of Early Espresso through the die cutting machine with the Pinewood Planks 3-D folder. Next I cut out a ton of leaves! Some with Copper Foil, Pretty Peacock (Teal colored pumpkins/fall décor is in this year), Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze. Some of the leaves were sponged with the new Copper Delicata Metallic Ink. The big leaf was stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Copper Embossing Powder for more pop! I love the Copper Embossing Powder on the Very Vanilla Pumpkin too! I finished off the card with a Merry Merlot piece punched out with Merry Merlot! I tucked the saying on a small banner of Crumb Cake that was sponged and then added the 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Pretty Peacock!

This is one of those cards I will have a hard time giving away! I will just have to make frame art similar!

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Holiday · Punch Art

Harvest Mercury Glass

We just got back from our annual Labor Day craft retreat! Wow, I love it when I can sit and create with no interruptions!! I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest and changed up a few things to make it my own! The Harvest Hello stamp set and Apple Builder Punch makes your seasonal cards a snap! The images include a pumpkin, pumpkin face expression, apple slice, a whole apple, and seeds! What caught my eye on the pin was the Mercury Glass Acetate that was punched out and then stamped with VersaMark! It was finished with Silver embossing powder and heat set.

The Rectangle Dies are one of my “go to” products! It helps frame the focal point while giving your paper a little texture with the stitching. I wanted it to look more vintage, so I sponged Crumb Cake on it to give it that vintage feel!

To accent the pumpkin, I used the Gather Ribbon Combo and some Linen thread topped off with a Leaf Trinket!

You can now order through the Holiday Catalog!!! And to sweeten the deal, there is a Buy 3 Get One Free DSP sale! (on select DSP packs)

Here is the list of DSP paper that is available for the sale! https://my.stampinup.com/portal/happening-now/current-promotions/designer-series-paper-sale

Have a blessed day!

Laura

Birthday · simple cards

Wild Yellow Roses

My dear, dear friend (and now downline-who is a rock star) had her birthday a few days ago. I hate giving my club members and downline cards that I have done in classes. (Since they probably made them already) So I whipped this out in about 20 minutes! First I stamped the outline of the rose with Memento Black. I find it easier to use the darker and more crisp images to line up 2 and 3 step stamps. I used Daffodil Delight for the more solid color and Crushed Curry for the more detailed image. The best part of this bundle is that you can cut out the flower with your dies and die cutting machine! AND look at the gorgeous stitched shape for your sentiment!

A picture from our bedroom at our Crafting Getaway this weekend!!

The dies also included the trellis shaped border and shapes to cut out our leaves! So simple, yet a beautiful card!! Get ready, I have already created 8 card designs, made the advent calendar, the tag kit, and some ornaments!! The mojo is flowing!!

Happy Labor Day! Laura

Birthday · Masculine · Techniques

Faux Stamped Leather

I hold stamp clubs 2 times a month and one of the cards I teach them is a technique. I make a small sample and a brief instruction piece for them to put in their journals. (I give one to them when they first sign up as a gift) It can be a challenge to find a new technique-so I searched on Splitcoast stampers and found the Faux Stamped Leather! I knew I was going to use the Sailing Home to make this technique! It’s a simple technique and a little messy.

First you take a piece of Crumb Cake and stamp your image with a dark color. I used Early Espresso for my anchor. Then you take the Stylus to outline the image while you have the cardstock on top of the Piercing Mat. (cushion) It will look like you hand punched leather. Now for the fun! Gather the following ink pads and sponges: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso. You will use your sponge (I use the ones Stampin’ Up! sells, 3 in a pack. I cut each one into 1/4’s) and sponge the color from edge to the center of your paper. Start with the lightest color and progress to the darkest. I then ran it through with the Stitched Shapes die to give it more texture.

To create the background, I stamped Night of Navy onto Night of Navy cardstock for a tone on tone. I love having masculine cards ready to go!

We are at our Annual Labor Day retreat!!! I am getting my crafting mojo back after the crazy summer! Be on the look out for more posts!!!

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Cute cards · Holiday · simple cards · Thank you

Sneak Peek of Beauty & Joy

Nothing looks better than a topiary on your porch! This set was so much fun to play with and I see a ton of other ideas to use it for too! It can be used for all seasons! Just change up your color scheme and embellishments and you have a stamp set you can use all year!

This set if from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!!! Do you need one mailed to you!?? I can send one your way! This card also features the new Brick & Mortar 3-D embossing folder as well! To create the aged look on the bricks, I took a Craft White pad and dragged it across the top lightly. I then would rub in any areas that looked too streaked.

Then I used a strip of the 6×6 Regals DSP pack, Cajun Craze, to accent the side. The topiary is stamped with Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze. Next, I accented the greenery with Merry Merlot berries and Wink of Stella. It’s all finished with the sentiment of your choice!

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Cute cards · simple cards · Techniques · Thank you

Inspired by Carnations

I love flowers-especially carnations! And my husband loves that they are easier on the pocket book! 😬 Seriously-they stay alive so much longer and I can enjoy them!

The Inspiring Iris set was on my “have to have” list! Irises remind me of our childhood house and how they grew along with the daffodils every spring! My mom and I both love purple too! Miss her so much!

I made this card fort Sweet and Simple class. I started with Black Memento Ink and stamped the outline of the flowers. I followed that with Garden Green to fill in the leaves. Then, to create the carnations variation, I stamped with Blushing Bride frost and then rolled the top of the stamp with Rococo Rose. I love the results!

I ran a piece of card stock with the Scripty Embossing folder to tie in the Rocco Rose. Next I added a piece of the Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen ribbon. It was finished off with Wink of Stella clear! Finally, I added the cute and curved “thanks” sentiment on top of one of the flowers!

simple cards · Thank you · Vintage cards

Vintage Versailles

What a fun a crazy two weeks it has been! We loved visiting our family in upstate NY, but our travels home were challenging. Hubby woke up the morning of our flight and had severe back pain-shaking almost. I took him to the ER up there and it was a kidney stone. We got him some relief and got back a day later. He had another trip to our ER with 2 more! He has seen the specialist and had more scans….we think we are good!

I finally got to play with this gorgeous stamp set!!! I love vintage cards/creations, so this was on my first wish list! I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class and deceided to use it for club too!

The Woven Threads Trim is Devine! I used my Paper Snips to cut the bottom strings and pulled them off to create this fun fringe effect! I used Crumb Cake to stamp the verse in the background and Mossy Meadow for the leaves. I then stamped the scroll with Soft Suede. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the Woven Threads to the card and positioned it almost center the scroll. I distressed the Very Vanilla base and the sentiment with Crumb Cake. I used a die from the Perfect Parcel dies.

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Happy Stamping! Laura