Wow, is it really 4 more days until Christmas?? I had some reconstruction touch ups done and a tummy tuck last month. (Cancer wakes you up to getting healthy, lost 32 pounds) So my timeframe has been way off! But boy I love seeing a flat tummy for the first time in over 15 years!
Ok, enough about that…I saw this cute gift card holder on Buckeye Inkling’s blog. So, I had my club members make it for something a little different! You can always use a gift card holder!! Especially those last minute gifts! And you can change it to what ever season you like! Products used listed below should go to my online store: Laura’s Online Store
There are GREAT deals on the clearance rack as well as the year end clearance!
Circle Tab Punch Gift Card Holder
- Cut your card base to 9 ¼” x 4 ¼”
- 1/2” down each long side of your cardstock
- Rotate & score at 5”
To make the tabs: cut diagonal at the 5” score line on the shorter side. Then use your Stampin’ Cutter to trim off the sides. Line up your score line with the groove where it cuts.
Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to glue tabs to the back of the shorter side so you don’t have glue showing on the front.
Your insert Whisper White Piece should measure 3” x 5 ½” and score at 4 ½”. Fold and use glue dots to secure each side. Not the middle, that is where the gift card will tuck inside. Use washi tape or DSP to the scored part for decoration. Use your Circle Tab Punch to make the pull out for the insert. All you need now is the gift card! And these fit in our normal envelopes!
Enjoy the rest of the Pre-Christmas day ahead! And if you reserve a Stamparatus through me, I will give you a $5 off your next in person/emailed order! (Please send a screen shot or an email (Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net) of your confirmation. This is like the Misti, but BETTER!
Here is the instructions on how to reserve yours now through December 30th 11:59 (MT)
I have seen so many of these cute eclipse cards! I finally had to make one! This is the technique for my November’s stamp club! It’s super simple too!
You will need the Large Letter Framelits to make this card. (You can also use any bold image dies as well.) I am a person who likes to eyeball placement of dies, so using the Magnetic Platform make this a snap! I knew right away that I wanted to use this wonderful Year of Cheer Specialty DSP! I just love the thickness of the paper and the beautiful foil images. Another benefit of this DSP is that you get 3 pieces of each of the 4 designs (single sided designs). It’s great for making bags, boxes, cards, and tags too!
- Line up your letter dies on the DSP or pre-stamped paper.
- Run them through the Big Shot and carefully remove them from the dies if needed.
- A dark background is preferred to create the shadow effect. I placed Basic Grey behind my DSP with the letters cut out.
- Mount the DSP/Mat piece to the card base. I used Dimensionals to give my ribbon some room in the back of the mat.
- Place Foam Strips on the back of the letters and them right over the cut out letters.
- A little ribbon and it’s done!
I can’t wait to make some signs with this technique too! Just think of the cute gifts you can create with this technique!
There are 5 days left to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for the coordinating kit from October. Click on Laura V’s Paper Pumpkin to subscribe now! Look how cute this one is! It’s sold out unfortunately. But you can get the next one that coordinates with it!
I love making Halloween treats and home décor! I made this cute set that I am offering as a Halloween Treat Class at my house on October 14th! You will learn how to make cute and quick treats for your favorite goblins! This set includes a cute mini pizza box, a test tube treat holder, and coordinating card for your $15 fee. (Free with an order of $25 or more). Plus a PDF on how to create your own! Kid friendly! (7 and above) RSVP required: Visit my online store and then click on events to RSVP
8 spots available (PDF available for $3)
I LOVE the Cat Punch! It will serve as a fun punch even after Halloween is over. I used the Scalloped Top Tag Punch to create this cute treat holder!
These Mini Pizza boxes are way too cute! Perfect to hold cookies, small candies, gift tag, or 3×3 cards. Food safe.
And to finish it off, this cute cat card! I love the little rats running toward the cat! I added red dots for their eyes after I took the picture!
Great promotions going on too!
Thank you for stopping by! Laura
Click on October Creative Class to go for details on how to get this great set!
I wanted to make a quick box to store some coordinating cards! So, I searched around and saw a video on how to make a box with the Envelope Punch Board. So quick and easy! I did stamp on the 12 x 12 Fresh Fig card stock once it was cut and ready to score.
Here are the cute cards that go inside the card box! There are 2 designs/2 of each. I am teaching a class tomorrow on how to put these together! Do you want an instruction sheet on how to make this with pictures? It’s my free gift to you with an online order in my store! Just click on Laura’s Online Store! I will email it to you within 48 hours of your purchase!
Do you have a huge wish list? Want a discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products? Then look no further! I have a great team of hobby demos and some that work it as a business (or to feed their habit) During July, Stampin’ Up! is offering more bang for you buck! For $99 (plus your local tax) you will get the following:
$125 of any current catalog products of your choice!!
Business supplies (just in case you have friends that love crafting too!)
But they added an Essentials Pack!!! They are adding a $72 value to this!!!
So, what do you do once you sign up? Just meet a quarterly minimum of $300 (before your discount) by December 2017! Yes, this is so worth the test drive!! NO penalties if you don’t order again. We have quarterly Team Gatherings (and we skype people too!) that are a blast! What are you waiting for?? Click Join NOW!!!
I still remember looking through this catalog in April and coming across this suite! I shrieked loud enough that people down the hall in the hotel had to of heard me! I LOVE my Starbucks!! So this was just a pleasant surprise-even the color combos!!
So this month’s club I wanted to make a card that was a little different. An easel card fit the bill! And they are so easy! The Coffee Break suite has super cute framelits that can cut out cups, tops, beans, shapes, and cupcakes! Plus a cute whipped cream (or poop emoji) shape too! To make an easel card you start with a 11″x 4 1/4″ piece of cardstock. Score at 5 1/2″ and fold like a normal tent card. Then you will take the front and fold it back on it’s self and crease. That will be the part to place your Tear & Tape. Then decorate a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece to place on top of the folded back part with the tape.
It will lay flat and look like a normal card until you prop it up on the pearl stoppers. The inside of the card is hard to see since it’s Crumb Cake.
Here a top view and you can see the DSP strip peeking out. I just love the beans!!
And of course I had to use Wink of Stella clear for the whipped cream!! I made a clear lid with the Window Sheets. And the corrugated pieces are just to stinkin’ cute!!
When you order this suite through my store you will earn a bonus coupon for $5 that you can use on an order in August! Love bonus days!
What I love even more is the added value to the started kit! If you have a long wish list, your best bet is to just join! We love hobby demos and I have a great team that’s been with me for years! Here are the details! You get to choose your items in your starter kit! For just $99 (plus tax) you get $125 in catalog items of your choice. BUTTTT…this month you also get:
Essentials Gift Pack
||D Block (X2)
||Carols of Christmas Stamp Set
What is the Carols of Christmas? It’s a new Sneak Peek of the Holiday Catalog!!! As a demonstrator, you get to pre order this set in July! Once signed up, you can get the matching framelits too! And they are amazing! Just click: Join Laura’s Team Then click on Join! I have demos from other states! We Skype each other for Team Gatherings too! What are you waiting for??
My girls at stamp club have been asking to learn how to make shaker cards! So, wish granted! How cute did this turn out? I used the Cool Treats Bundle and the Sprinkles Embellishments to add the FUN!
They are a lot easier to make than they look! The Foam Adhesive Strips make it super simple to make your shaker hold all the contents!
First: Choose your image and stamp in on a base piece/shape of your choice. I used the Layering Ovals here.
Next: Cut out a piece of Window Sheet to match the above shape. (It must be the same size to keep all the pieces inside the shaker)
Next: Add a Oval Frame to go on top of the window sheet. Be sure it’s wide enough to cover the Foam Adhesive.
Putting it all together: Take your Foam Adhesive Strip and lay it down & bend it to make the contour of your shape. Push down to ensure it’s adhered. Then add your sprinkles (glitter, sand, sequins). Use the embossing buddy on the window sheet before to remove any static. (especially for glitter). Wipe the evident residue off. Then peel off the top layer of the foam adhesive and attach window sheet. I finished it off with Fast Fuse to the matching frame.
All done! I would recommend a bubble mailer and extra postage so it doesn’t get damaged if you mail it.
Who wouldn’t want to get this on their birthday??
STAY TUNED! We are off to On Stage this weekend in Shreveport!! I will post a ton of pictures and a few sneak peeks that I can of the upcoming catalog!
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The Vertical Garden Project Kit and Vertical Garden stamp set make such a beautiful springy succulent home décor item!! I added some different color sponge distressing on the leaves. I used Whisper White Craft, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, and Sweet Sugarplum to give them a more realistic feel. I am thinking of adding something in the middle of each one or a few. What do you think?
You will need a hot glue gun and the wonderful silicone sheet! It’s a lifesaver for the roses! I only burned myself once! (very impressed!) The box is nice and sturdy and the ribbon is included and has that vintage feel to it!
The Vertical Garden stamp set helps you get a 3-d feel with your greeting. This is a great kit for you and some friends to make together! If you want, I can come help out if you are local or Skype. New items will be added tomorrow for the Sale a Bration FREEBIEs!
Glimmer Paper!!! Medallion Stamp Set!! They are super cute!!