3-D projects · DIY Boxes, Bags · Gift ideas · Holiday

Harvest Baker’s Box

This Kraft Rope Trim is so incredible!  I like the country/fall look that is gives your projects!  I also plan on using it for the rope on an upcoming banner!

I used the Baker’s Box die-which held 3 small Almond Joys in it!  Perfect for coworker gifts! The Cookie Cutter Halloween and Cookie Cutter Builder punch is a hit!  (I pray this stays in the next catalog!) .

I should be back to my normal blogging now.  I was diagnosed with Stage 1  Breast Cancer in July.  I just had a double mastectomy last week.  (family history)  Great news!  No chemo-all my pathology came back no lymph nodes!  What a relief!  They did find the early signs of pre cancerous cells on the opposite side.  I wanted to share this you or your loved ones to be sure to get those yearly mammograms.  I have been faithful for over 10 years getting mine!  And it saved my life! And now back to stamping!  Best therapy out there! Blessings to all and to the Good Lord Above!

My Scripture: Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

Happy stampin and Happy Life! Laura


3-D projects · Techniques · Thank you

Floral Pleats-elegant!

This was the technique for my September club.  I love that it makes the card so elegant!  I had to use the Floral Phrases too!  It’s just such a pretty set and the paper is just gorgeous!

  1. Cut a piece of DSP and cut it to 8 3/8″x 3″
  2. Score at 3″, 4″, 6″, & 7″
  3. Mark the 3″ score line so you can line that up with the track of the cutter
  4. On your Stampin up Trimmer, line up the corner of the top left (landscape orientation) of piece of the DSP to the 1″.  Then cut the diagonal piece.
  5. Fold in a peak and valley fashion and adhere the pleats together.  I used a dimensional to keep the pleats more pronounced.


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Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Laura




3-D projects · Cute cards · Holiday · Techniques

Christmas Treat Jar

I finally got to play with the Foam Strips that Stampin’ Up! came out with in the new Annual Catalog!  So easy to make your shaker cards!!

Of course I also LOVE this Candy Cane Christmas set!  I used the Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder for the Peppermints.  I then punched them out with the 1/2″ circle punch.


The foam strips are nice a long.  I took the whole piece and worked it around the jar shape.  I pressed my fingers against the inside to soften the adhesive. This way the items in the shaker won’t stick to it as much.


I cut out the Candy Cane Lane DSP piece and the Garden Green piece together.  The Real Red is the base that sealed the back.  I put a piece of 2 1/2″ x 3″ window sheet behind the Gardne Green and DSP layer.  So it’s DSP, then Garden Green, Window Sheet, and then the Real Red backing. You may want to add extra postage if you send these and a bubble mailer!  I also put some silver and white sequins from the metallic sequins.

Then you have to have a pop of Real Red with a bow made by the Bow Builder punch!


This set is going to see a lot more ink!!  Stay tuned!

Stampin Hugs!  Laura

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3-D projects · Gift ideas · Techniques

Make your own box and bath bombs!


One of the great things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the support that the corporate team give us!  They made a great project class with 3 projects that included instructions and measurements for the product!  I finally used the Gift Box Punch Board!  I love having this on hand along with the Gift Bag and Envelope punch boards.

Who wouldn’t love getting a box like this with a homemade bath bomb inside??  I have a wonderful friend, Amy from Mainly Homemade, that shows how to make these heavenly bath items!  Click how to make homemade bath bombs for instructions on how to make a batch!  (hint-she sells Young Living too!) Then add your favorite essential oil or gift a bottle with the bath bombs!  A few drops of your favorite oil before dropping it in the bathtub and instant heaven!


Here is another close up of the box top and how I decorated it! IMG_1142

The box is made of a piece of 12×12 Kraft cardstock (thicker style that is great for boxes!).  I just followed the instructions for an XL box.  Before I folded on the score lines, I used Versa Mark and the new Copper Embossing Powder to make the design on the corners.  I then used Tear and Tape to glue the inside part together.

The stamp set is Thoughtful Branches and the Thinlits are Beautiful Branches.  A limited offered set available thought August 31st.  Save by purchasing the bundle or separate.  I have had more fun with this bundle and plan on keeping it way after it retires!

I am offering a loyalty program starting this month!  For every $50 purchase you make with me online you will get a punch!  Once you collect 6 punches, you will receive a FREE stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value!  Just download the form! Once you fill the 6 spots, email me the completed form with your choice of a stamp set! I will confirm your orders and send the stamp set straight to you!


3-D projects · Techniques · Thinking of You

Funky Swirls

Do you ever see something out of you die cut pieces? I started seeing a fun card after cutting out the swirls from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. They kind of remind me of little hurricanes too. I used the Fine Tip Detail glue pen to attach them randomly to a 4″ x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White card stock. I then cut it down the middle.

I was in the mood for a different fold, so I did a Z-fold. All you do is cut your card base as usual for an A2 card. Then score at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. Just fun and funky!

Stay tuned! I am almost finished with the August Creative Kit by mail! Plus, I am getting my pre-order from the Holiday Catalog this week!!! Sqeeeeeee!

Stampin’ hugs, Laura

3-D projects · Baby · Punch Art

Baby Foxy Friend


I think just about everyone just fell instantly in love with this Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating punch!  The matching DSP stack is super cute too!  I have made several critters and this was the first card I made with one.

This is a great bundle to make scrapbook pages too!


You can punch them out and build them or stamp them out.  Even combine the two! I can’t wait to make Christmas Tags with this too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin hugs,


3-D projects · Birthday · Techniques

Fresh Strawberries!


I was looking around Pinterest and my list of blogs I love to check out-and this shadow box was so cute! Super easy too!  Dawn Olchefske was kind enough to share her instructions on her blog.

I used the Fresh Fruit set with Whisper White for the front piece and Daffodil Delight for the back piece.

  1. You will cut 2 pieces of cardstock to 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″.
  2. Score each piece at 1/2″ x 1″ on each end
  3. I stamped the Strawberry and other accents randomly on the Whisper White piece.
  4. Place Layering Circle Framelits (largest 2 7/8″)
  5. Place the stamped top piece on top of the back piece and mark points with a pencil to help with stamp alignment.
  6. Stamp sentiment inside
  7. Fold on all score lines (fan fold)
  8. Place Tear & Tape long far sides only of the base and adhere to the top piece.
  9. Push sides inward to create shadow box effect.


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