Technique Video

Creating Card Backgrounds with Salt

My son camp home with the most stunning art project on canvas! They used salt and water to create a whimsical background! Well you know I had to try it for my card club technique! I included a video for this to help you create your own background!

I did a few test pieces on the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. The first one I followed the directions from a video on SCS. It does make a nice background, but I was looking for more motion in my background. I knew I was going to use the Whale Done bundle, so a sea bed with a sense of waves was perfect! I used more water on mine after I applied the sea salt.

The sea salt will absorb the ink as it dries leaving a unique background!

I am SOOOOO excited about the new Water Painters! There are 3 differnt sized brushes in each pack! Small tip, broad tip, and and brush tip! It makes these water color washes so much easier to create! I used a acrylic block to drop my re-inkers on to like a mini palette. The Stampin’ Spritzers are wonderful because their spray comes out a fine mist.

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Now let’s talk about August 4th! First off-you can order from the Holiday Catalog! You will notice a more streamlined shopping experience too! Here are some tips to navigate and enjoy all the wonderful/helpful tools that Stampin’ Up! put in place! You will need to change your bookmarks and your password that you may have autosaved will not work. If you have issues, you can message me or call Stampin’ Up! at 1-800-STAMP-UP. They are wonderful to work with!

Some highlights:
1. The store is designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones.
2. The site utilizes new, larger imagery to better showcase our products and allow up-close details to be seen.
3. The site utilizes inventory status information to show you what items will be retiring soon, have low inventory, or are backordered so you can make informed purchasing decisions.
4. You can mark your favorite items for later reference, and you can create and share personalized wish lists.

New Guest checkout too. I hope you will chose me-but if you want to check out as a guest, it will assign a demonstrator to you based on location. But we will have very limited information. I love to send happy mail to my customers, so I hope you chose me to order your goodies!

August’s Host code at check out is: ERR7TKJV

Stay tuned! I will be posting about the Virtual Zoom Class-Product Based class!

Blessings,

Laura

Product List
Whale Done Bundle (English)
$31.50
Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Whale Of A Time 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Whale Builder Punch
$18.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
$3.75
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Water Painters
$12.00
Seabed 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Perfect Parcel Dies
$35.00
simple cards

Simple Peony Card

The NEW Prized Peony suite is just gorgeous! The Peony dies make realistic peony paper flowers with ease. The Prized Peony set has simple sentiments, detailed stamps, and a touch of background whimsy! The colors in the suite are create a soft feel- Petal Pink, Whisper White, Gray Granite, and Basic Gray.

To make this super easy card, you will fold a piece of Gray Granite (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) card stock and crease it with your Bone Folder. Next, stamp the grunge diamond pattern randomly with Gray Granite ink (stamped off once) onto your card stock base. Then stamp the larger peony on a piece of Whisper White (4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″) using Petal Pink ink. There is a scalloped border in the Peony Dies set that I used to cut the Whisper White piece at the bottom. Then take a piece of the Peony Garden DSP cut @ 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere that to your card base. Place Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White piece that has the peony stamped on it and adhere that on the card base. Next, you will fold a 4″ piece of the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon in half and adhere to the card with Glue Dots. Chose your sentiment and shape to finish off your card! I used the die from the Perfect Parcel to cut out a sentiment in this set.

This is the LAST week to get your Bonus Days coupons! (July 31st) For every $50 you spend, Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon code to use in August! You can’t go wrong-the Holiday Catalog starts August 4th!!

I also have a new class that is virtual! It’s a great way to have a creative escape, meet new people virtually, and to enjoy laughter! Here are the details!

*NEW* August 28th 7:00pm-10:00pm Monthly Product Focus Class: August Bundle: Whale Done (154053, $31.50)
Optional items: 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon Pool Party (152462, $6.00); Whale of a Time 6×6 DSP (152460, $11.50); Seabed 3D Folder (152700, $10.00) Colors Used: Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White.
This is a Zoom class that focuses on a featured set that will need to be pre-purchased through my website (or through emailing/messaging me).  
We will make 3 cards using the featured set and/or bundle. You can use your paper/inks/products or order the suggested items along with your featured set and/or bundle. 
Order $50 or more and I will mail you the consumable parts for FREE (2 of each design-so 6 cards)!  A PDF will be available for all orders of $30 or more as well!  
This will be a new way to add to your stamping experience and stay safe at the same time!  Plus, if you are not local-we can connect and create!! 

I will email the PDF and measurements for the items to cut ahead of time. This is a pre-order so we can all create together!

Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Prized Peony Bundle (English)
$57.50
Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Peony Dies
$40.00
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Peony Garden Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Perfect Parcel Dies
$35.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Technique Video

How to Make a Beautiful Background using Bubbles

I have seen the Bubble Background Technique before and I saved it to a private board-a few years ago! So, I finally decided to give it a whirl! This was so much fun, and a little messy! I really did feel the enjoyment of my childhood when we would blow bubbles outside!

I made a video for you to learn how to create these whimsical backgrounds for your cards or pages! (excuse this one, it’s with my new equipment, I was a little giddy! And the video is not centered. Eh, whatcha gonna do?)

This is one of those sets that you need to keep so you always have accents at your fingertips! I can see home décor, scrapbook pages, cards, kids project, and so much more!

A few quick tips:

1. Dish soap and water do not yield great results.

2. I used a bendy straw so I didn’t accidentally blow on the wrong end and have inky lips.

3. Be sure to keep the paper away from the top of your container-it will leave a circle.

4. The lighter your ink color, the more drops you will need.

The Gold Cord in the Forever Greenery ribbon combo pack frays simply! Love the light touch!

I would love to see your creations! You can purchase the items used to make this card from the list below. It’s Bonus Days through the end of July! For every $50 you spend, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! with a $5 off your purchase in August. I have 8 already-crazy!

For orders $149 and less-use this code!

When your wish list is super long, you should consider the savings you would have by joining our Crafter’s Corner Teams! You don’t have to sell-a lot of my team are here for the discount! But we all have become wonderful friends! For $99 plus tax, you will get to pick out $125 in any current catalog items (including any pre-order items!) What you order/sell will become a 20% savings (or extra fun money from orders!)

Many blessings to you and your family!

Laura

Product List
Forever Fern Bundle (English)
$54.00
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Forever Flourishing Dies
$36.00
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Fine-Tip Glue Pen
$7.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Fun Fold Cards

Easy Accordion Fun Fold

We had another Mystery Zoom Card class last night! We created an Accordion Fold that I saw on Lisa Curcio’s blog! It makes me laugh when the girls questions why they are cutting, folding, or scoring! Then they are so happy when they see their final product! We have a lot of laughs and have time to catch up or get to know any new people! You should join us on the next Mystery Zoom night! Check out my events on my website: Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website!

Here are the supplies and measurements to create your own!

Card Base: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” colored cardstock; a mat piece 4” x 5 ¼” (I used Whisper White) •Insert: 4 ¼” x 11” (Don’t Fold); Whisper White/Neutral color @ 2 ¼”x 4” •DSP:  2 pieces @ 1 ¼” x 4”; 2 pieces @ 2 ¼” x 4”, 1 piece @ ½” x 4”(I used 4 patterns from the same pack) •Inside the Insert:  1 ½ x 9 ½” – I used a color that coordinated with my base color. •Other pieces:  Scraps for sentiment. •One set or two stamp sets •Embellishments, dies, punches, and inks of your choice •Tape, glue, dimensionals, scissors etc.

1. Attach your card base (notice it is a card front only-not a folded card like usual) and mat pieces together.

2. Attach your DSP pieces to the smallest sections; then your bigger pieces.

3. Attach the Whisper White 2 ¼” x 4 to the last part of the zig zag piece.  This will be for your inside message

4. Attach the ½” x 4 piece right next to the Whisper White so they are flush.

5. Attach the zig zag piece to your card base centered.

6. Take your 9 ½” x 1 ½” piece and wrap it around the card adhering it in the front where it overlaps.  Not to tight-it’s a belly band.

7. Decorate the belly band.

Add extra focal stamps, ribbons, or embellishments!

The Flowers for All Seasons DSP pack is just gorgeous! The colors are just so vibrant and all the flowers can be used for all occasions!

Shop with me 24/7 @ my website: Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website

All orders of $35 or more will get a thank you gift shipped to you from me! Bonus Days are here too! For every $50 increment that you spend, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to use in August!

Product List
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Medium Daisy Punch
$16.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Just Jade 1/4" (6.4 Mm) 2020–2022 In Color Ribbon
$6.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Seal+
$12.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Birthday

How to make a Double Z-Fold

I started hosting Zoom Mystery Stamping events online since the pandemic started. Everyone really enjoys them and watching people try to figure out what type/kind of card style we are making is quite entertaining! Fun Folds has been the type of card we make. The best part is that it is a FREE event since you will use your paper, ink, tools, stamps, and patterned paper!! Want to try it out?? Just RSVP at Laura’s Stampin’ UP! website and sign up! I will e-mail the suggested items and paper measurements once you have signed up!

July 9th (Thursday) 8PM (CST)-10:00ish-subscribe to my newsletter and never miss an event! I have online, in person, or card kits for you to choose!

The Celebrate Sunflowers card above is a Double-Z Fold that we did for the June Mystery Stamping! Here is how to make your Double-Z Fold:

Card Base: 4 ¼” x 11” (score at 2 ¾” & 5 ½”) Don’t fold yet •Insert Layer: 3”x  9 ¾” (score at 2 ¾” & 5 ½”) Don’t fold yet. •DSP/Patterned Paper: 5 ¼” x 4 (1 piece); 2 ½” x 4” (2 pieces) •One set or two stamp sets

•Fold your base piece (11”x 4 ¼ ”) at  2 ¾” like a mountain/valley.  You want the 5 ½” part to be flat, and a Z-fold. (Fold your insert piece the same)

*Adhere your matching 2 DSP pieces to the card base that are smaller to the inside of the card and one DSP on the bigger base part of the card. –I used another piece of DSP for the insert middle part. 2 ¾”x 2 ½”. –I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White for the insert: one at 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” & the other at 2 ¾” x 2 ½”. –Decorate your outside piece of Whisper White and tape on the front of the card.

•The easiest way to adhere the two z-folds together is to lay the base piece down and press the folds together.  Then place the insert with the longer side on the front.  You want to be sure it will close prior to gluing it down. •Add extra focal stamps, ribbons, or embellishments!

I hope you will join us for our next Mystery Stamping Zoom class!

OR if you want to get some friends together, I can mail a sample to each participant and we can create them on Zoom as well! You will get the host rewards with your party too! Best part is friends that live out of state can join in the fun too! (and drink with no issues of a drive home)

Plus-Bonus Days are here for July!!! Stampin’ Up! will send you a coupon for $5 off to use in August for every $50 you spend!! I already have 8!! I plan on using it for the Stamp Cut & Emboss Machine PRE-Order (demonstrator perk!!!) Don’t worry you can order yours in September! (or you can join our team and get one in August)! When ordering, verify the email that they have on the pop up before clicking ok. This is where they send the coupon codes too. Print them and keep them safe-they can’t guarantee that they can find them later.

Click SHOP to earn yours now!

OR Click JOIN NOW to get the perks of being a demo!

Here are a few perks!

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

Stay healthy and safe!

Blessings-Laura

Product List
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)
$51.25
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Sunflowers Dies
$33.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00
Technique Video

How to Mask Your Images

Do you remember back to when you first learned how to make cards? My friend gave me a catalog to look at and I bought stamps, inks, and supplies for 5 years. But, I did one project! Sound familiar? So, I signed up for some classes at our local scrapbook store and fell in love with paper crafting! But then they closed in early 2008! After researching different companies and other stores, I signed up with Stampin’ Up! in July of 2007 for “the discount”. I was already spending $50-100 per month on supplies that didn’t match anyways!

Product quality, great customer service, and color coordination were the main factors back then that made it easy to join! I started off with a class or two and enjoyed my hobby paying for itself! June 30th-tomorrow!! is the last day for the Pick a Bundle promotion! It’s such a great deal! No risk, holding events is not required, and not penalty if you don’t meet your quarterly minimum! So, for $99 plus tax-You get $125 of any current catalog items PLUS a die/tool bundle of your choice!! Join NOW by clicking on Laura’s Stampin’ Up website.

One of the first, and simple, techniques I learned was how to mask your images so they look layered. I posted a short video so you can see how easy it is to give your card images dimension using a sticky post it note!

I used the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating Tasteful Labels to make this card. I will tell you I have used the Tasteful Labels a lot because they have a variety of shapes, sizes, and edging!

First I stamped off onto my scratch grid paper with the feather stamped in Gray Granite randomly on the card base. Then I stamped the flower on a post it note towards the top so the sticky side and cut it out so can be used. Next, I stamped the flower on the Whisper White where I wanted it and then placed the sticky note one directly on top. I carefully stamped the foliage three times being sure the part I didn’t want was being stamped on the sticky note. Then I pulled it off to reveal the 2-D layering.

I used the Petal Pink Blends to color the flower and stamped the texture stamp with Petal Pink ink three times. (I stamped off before stamping on the Whisper White for a softer look). I finished the card with a little ribbon behind the sentiment and I colored the flower with some Wink of Stella. Kind of hard to see in this light.

Stay safe and healthy!
Laura

Product List
Tasteful Touches Bundle (English)
$48.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Birthday

Sweet Sunflowers

Who loves sunflowers?? They just make me smile and brightens my day! I have already made 3 projects using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (154065) from the new Annual Catalog! I saw a few samples cruising Pinterest where people used their water color pencils to color the sunflower. This is what I came up with and I included the new Misty Moonlight In Color!

I used the Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, and Cajun Craze Watercolor Pencils to color the sunflower. Next, I followed it with a Blender Pen-but just lightly. I didn’t want too much blending. I liked the more crisp color changes in the petals. The strip of DSP is from the Flowers for Every Season 6×6 DSP pack. Then I stamped tone on tone with Misty Moonlight using the smaller sunflower stamp. The leaves are stamped with Just Jade and all the shapes were cut out using the Sunflowers Dies.

To finish off the card I tousled some Linen Thread behind the sunflower, used Wink of Stella on the center of the flower, and I added the sentiment.

Do you want to get this bundle for FREE??? You can! The Pick a Bundle promotion is going strong-BUT will end June 30th! Just sign up for $99 plus tax and customize your kit up to $125 in any current products! THEN pick a tool/die bundle of your choice! That can make it close to double your investment! You will then have access to pre-order sneak peeks of the new Holiday next week and order from it in July! PLUS you can pre order the new Stamp-Cut-Emboss-Machine in August!!!!!!

Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to sign up today!!!!

Have a blessed week! Laura

Product List
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)
$51.25
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Sunflowers Dies
$33.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
$12.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Birthday

Patriotic Jars

I adore mason jars! They are just cute, versatile, and there are so many creative projects you can do with the jars! The new Jar Of Flowers set and coordinating Jar Punch from Stampin’ Up! is the perfect set for this summer’s projects and the whole year! There are some Jar Shaker Domes that have double sided sticky tape on them to make your shaker cards in a snap!

I was inspired by a card I saw around Christmas time a couple years ago. The card had three jars and they were in Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Very Vanilla. July 4th is around the corner and I thought this would be a great Patriotic Birthday Card!

I started by stamping with the jar stamp with Basic Gray onto Real Red, Whisper White, and Night of Navy card stock. Next, punched them out with the Jar Punch and tied some Linen Thread around the jar’s neck. To create the rustic look, I ran a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Crumb Cake through the die cutting machine with the Old World Paper 3-D folder. Then I distressed the raised areas to create some additional depth. Next, I ran a piece of Silver Foil through with the Lace 3-D folder to place behind the denim looking piece of DSP from the Flowers for Every Season 6X6 DSP pack.

To create the sentiment, I used the Itty Bitty Birthday stamps with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch! You get 6 types of labels out of one punch! The card is finished off with some Basic Pearls!

You can add this bundle to your custom starter kit! During June, you can add any tool/die bundle for FREE on top of the regular items in the custom kit! For $99 plus tax, you get up to $125 in any current catalog offering of your choice! PLUS the FREE bundle! That can be up to $200 in product for just $99 plus tax! Being a demonstrator is what you want it to be: a hobby with a permanent coupon to save on your orders, a part time gig, or a business! And our Crafting Corner Team is here to cheer you on! Just imagine the fun you will have making new friends while crafting together! To join now, click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website!

Purchase $35 or more with this month’s host code and get a FREE gift from me!
Product List
Jar Of Flowers Bundle
$36.75
Jar Of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set
$23.00
Jar Punch
$18.00
Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
$23.00
Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Lace 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pearl Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Thinking of You

Birds & Branches Beauty

This card was what I call an “unintentional” card! I really was just playing with the Birds & More dies to see what they look like. I then did the next thing I do in the design process and choose colors. I saw a Crumb Cake piece that was already run through with the Subtle 3-D folder and then a Soft Suede piece. I will be honest, this set was hard (at first) to come up with a design. I literally placed all the pieces onto my craft space, and they landed like this! Then, the wheels just started turning!!!

I grabbed the stamp set and some Soft Suede ink and started stamping the birds. It took a few tries to get the right balance of color. I stamped the detailed image with the Soft Suede ink and then stamped off Crumb Cake ink for the body fill stamp. (stamping in this order was easier to line up the 2 step stamping) I cut them out with the dies, and then started stamping the background so it fit inside the detailed circle.

I then stamped off Rococo Rose flowers and cut them out. I did distress the edges of the flowers with a sponge and Rococo Rose ink. Next, I grabbed some Vellum Card Stock and cut out 2 of the vine borders. I chose where to ink the feet of the birds and then adhered them with dimensionals. I finished off the card with gold twin from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack, some pearls, and the sentiment.

Stay tuned for more creations from my open house that kicked off the New 2020-21 Annual Catalog! It was so nice to see my customers again! I had them schedule their time so I had no more than 2 at a time. I was able to visit and not feel rushed too! Plus, I was able to clean the Make n Take items between guests! It was a success and I think I will keep the scheduled times going forward!

So I have to share this silly picture of one of my two cats, Jasper! I was prepping to take pictures of cards with my photo box. And he had other plans!

For $99 plus tax, you get $125 in any current offering PLUS a FREE bundle! That is huge!

Be sure to get rewarded for your purchases through me! I love to send thank you gifts to people who order $35 or more! (be sure to check that I can contact you so I have your address).

Host a party! When it reaches $250, you will get an additional $25 in host rewards!!!! In person, Zoom, FB, or a catalog party! Just let me know! The June host code it below!

Just click on the tab up on the top of the page to order now or click on a product below to get to my store! Just enter the code and it will send to you!

Stay safe and love one another!

Laura

Product List
Birds & Branches Bundle
$46.75
Birds & More Dies
$34.00
Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
$18.00
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
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I am so happy that the Best Dressed and matching dies stayed in the new annual catalog! It’s fun, versatile, and whimsical! I have made at least 5 creations with it! It is a great to have on hand for teens, divas, and fashionistas in your life!

The best part is that the photopolymer stamp makes it super simple to eyeball my line of lipsticks. I colored the tubes with Petal Pink blends and Lovely Lipstick blends (recently retired). Next, I stamped Smoky Slate tone on tone with the rose stamp to create a custom background.

I love to have Whisper White ribbon on hand! You can easily color it with coordinating colors to match your project!

I did color the Whisper White Crinkle ribbon with Lovely Lipstick blends. I pulled the piece together with a Basic Black mat and some Basic Rhinestones. You know me, I did Wink the lipstick!

Be sure to grab your Best Dressed today by visiting Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website!

Product List
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
146970
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
147281
$9.00
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00