3-D projects · Techniques · Thinking of You · Vintage cards

Vintage Heirlooms

TIP: Cut out your frame prior to running it through the die cutting machine.

I am so happy to see vintage cards making a comeback! This is one style that really drew me into creating cards over 15 years ago! When the new catalog was unveiled at On Stage, I knew this would be first on my list! The Woven Heirlooms stamp set has some sincere statements and some distressed elements to compliment any card or project!

The whole Woven Threads suite is just gorgeous! AND you can order it with one code!!! The Woven Threads DSP has some beautiful patterns that are distressed! They paired some new In Colors into some unique combinations! I used a more monocromatic look for my card. The sentiment is stamped with Crumb Cake on to the paper with the vintage muslin looking design. (I tried to used Sahara Sand ink, but it was too faint). I taped it behind the frame I made from the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders combo.

TIP: Use the side of your Blends to color the Faceted Gems to be sure you don’t fray the tip.

To create the flower, I stamped the flower from the Floral Essesnce stampe set in Rococo Rose onto the DSP that had the Rococo Rose distressed design. I used the coordinating Perrennial Flower punch and the Leaf Punch for a quick flower embellishment. I then used the new Rococo Rose Dark Blend to color in the gem.

The 1/2″ Rococo Rose Gathered ribbon looks soooooo pretty in person!! It really pops off of this card! I used a strip of SNAIL and then pressed a little down, then folded a little to the right, and pressed down again to create the rouching!

I hope you enjoyed this card-I know that the girls in my stamp club loved it!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Laura

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3-D projects · Techniques

Sweet Magnolia Sneak Peek!

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I finally jumped on the “floating frame” bandwagon this past weekend!  This was a lot of fun to make and it yields 2 projects!

We went on our bi-annual craft retreat over Cinco de Mayo weekend….I feel so much better creating so many things!!  I would not teach this for my club, but maybe a class that focuses on this technique solely! I really enjoyed putting these together!

First I chose to repeat the same flower for this frame.  I stamped 12 flowers and used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers.

Next, I cut out the flowers using the Magnolia Memory dies.

Then I placed (don’t adhere them yet) the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cut to 4″x 5 1/4″.

Then use a piece of Press & Seal and place over where you have the flowers.  Once you have it where you like the placement of the flowers, firmly press the Press & Seal around the blank spaces and over the flower pieces.

Carefully flip it over and trip the excess Press & Seal away to where it is now matching the 4″x 5 1/4″ base.

To create the frame; I used two of the Rectangle Stitched dies to yield about 1/2″ frame-cut out with a die cutting machine (just enough room for the Statement of Heart to fit in the center!)

Carefully pull back the Press & Seal and then adhere the flowers to the Whisper White base using dimensionals!

I then stamped the saying on a separate piece of Whisper White to place in the center and popped up the finished frame with dimensionals.  I then matted it onto a Basic Black card base.

And look at the 2nd card I made for my stepmother for Mother’s Day!  She loved it!

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Only a few more days until the NEW Catalog goes live!  I can’t wait to be able to order from the WHOLE catalog!

Thanks for stopping by! Laura

3-D projects · Cute cards · Punch Art · Thinking of You

Magnolia Madness!

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I had so much fun creating this card last weekend at our craft retreat weekend!  We timed our retreat perfectly so we can play with our pre-order products!  The Magnolia Lane Suite became my favorite to create with!  You will have to have this suite in your stash! (especially if you are from Texas).

To create this 3-D card, I used the Magnolia Memory dies to create the flowers and leaves.  I used a Sponge Dauber and some Blushing Bride to color from the center to the outer section of the petals. I used a couple Glue Dots on the backs to layer them together.  Next, I cut out the pistils with Blushing Bride and layered them on top of the Whisper White petals.  To finish off the flowers, I added some Wink of Stella and a pearl.

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They looked more like orchids, so I used the branch from the Seasonal Layers dies. The background was using one of my favorite go-to embossing folders, Subtle!!  It’s a must have! The sentiment was cut out using the new Stitched Nested Labels!  (I went a little crazy with this card!!)

Did you know that if you join our team today, you can order off the PRE-order as part of your custom kit???  Just think how jealous your friends will be that you have the newest products before they do! For $99, you get to pick $125 of current product offerings!

Then you just choose to be a smart shopper/hobby demo, a part time demo, or a business demo! Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website to sign up or shop!

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3-D projects · Cute cards · Holiday · Promotions · Sale a Bration

Total Eclipse of the Heart

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I had to make a punny title!  I made this card our club last month! I love that you can use it for Valentine’s Day or any “love” occasion!  I used the cute heart in the Be Mine Stitched framelits as the O in LOVE.

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To make the letters POP, I used the  Foam Adhesive Strips because they are easy to use and are slightly higher than dimensionals. I just tied a knot and cut the banner end on the ribbon for a cute accent!

I invested in the Large Letter Framelits when I had flex points from Stampin’ Up!  They were almost FREE!

FREE??  As a demonstrator, you get flex points for each dollar you spend or earn through sales.  One main reason I love they way Stampin’ Up! rewards all types of demonstrators! Hobby demos can earn FREE products or logo items exclusive for demonstrators!   Right now is the BEST time to sign up too!  You have until June 30th to meet your minimum of $300 ($280 after your 20%).  Plus, you get EXTRA products in the CUSTOM Starter Kit!  The hard part is deciding if you want the CUTE tote that is especially designed for us in mind!  It fits the Paper Trimmer too!!  Here is mine all filled to the brim with goodies!

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Tote Option is $129 plus tax: You get $175 in your choice of current products (including pre-order) and this adorable tote!

Regular Option $99 plus tax: You get the $175 in your choice of current products!

That’s $50 more than it is during the year!  You don’t have to run it as a business!  Just be your own craft store with a permanent coupon!  And if you need help with your minimums, just ask a couple friends!  Stamp with someone or hold one event now and again!  We are here to help you!

Blessings!

Laura

 

3-D projects · Gift ideas · Holiday

Gift Card Holder

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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 

  1. Cut your card base to 9 ¼” x 4 ¼”
  2. 1/2” down each long side of your cardstock
  3. 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)

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3-D projects · Holiday · Techniques

Frosty Eclipse Card

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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!

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  1. Line up your letter dies on the DSP or pre-stamped paper.
  2. Run them through the Big Shot and carefully remove them from the dies if needed.
  3. A dark background is preferred to create the shadow effect.  I placed Basic Grey behind my DSP with the letters cut out.
  4. Mount the DSP/Mat piece to the card base.  I used Dimensionals to give my ribbon some room in the back of the mat.
  5. Place Foam Strips on the back of the letters and them right over the cut out letters.
  6. 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!

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