This is one of those cards you just start to play with something new and then the pieces just come together! I made this when we were on our retreat in July! (small group and we had plenty of room between us)
It started with the Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. To create the color in the Embossing Paste, I used Highland Heather ink refill. The Palette Knives help scoop, mix, and spread your new colored Embossing Paste onto your project! Spreading the paste on to a piece Whisper White Thick card stock helped due to the weight of the paste.
TIP: Be sure to have a small pan of water ready to place your masks and tools into immediately. I helps the paste clean right off before it has a chance to dry.
I also played with the new Prized Peony Bundle! OMGEEEE! I LOVE the Peony Dies!! I spritzed my paper with a Stampin’ Spritzer and water to moisten the paper fibers. Next, I crumpled the paper and flattened it back out before I ran it through the Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine (SCEM). (yes—-Mine arrived yesterday!! SOO happy! I plan on doing a FB live about it this week!)
I then took a sponge and some Highland Heather ink to distress each petal piece before I assembled them.
I had cut out some sunflowers from the Sunflower dies to create other projects. I had 2 Whisper White ones left and a center cut out, so I decided to distress them a little bit with the Highland Heather. To finish off this card, I added a Gold Foil cut out from the Birds and More dies.
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!
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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.
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.
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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!
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I always thought poppies were red in color, but when I googled it, I found out there is a wide array of colors! So, I chose to use one of my favorite colors, Highland Heather! I love the stamp with a bunch of poppies! They make a wonderful focal point and it keeps the card simple!
I made this card for my quarterly team gathering and I will also showcase it for my February Sweet & Simple class! This card is so easy to make-you can finish it in 10 minuets! First, stamp the bunch of poppies with Memento Black ink and color with the Highland Heather Blends. Then adhere it to a Basic Black mat that has the Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkle Seam Ribbon. But, did you notice it was green?? I love white ribbon-you can always coordinate your card with Blends! I used the Dark Granny Apple Green for this one!
I finished it off with the single poppy stamped in color on color and the sentiment! Love love the way this card turned out!
Guess what is coming out today?? Coordination dies!!! Sqeee! As a demo, we were able to purchase them during the pre-order.
Check out all the cute dies as Brian shows you all the tips and tricks! He is a genuine and great guy! I have had the pleasure of talking to him several times and he has some great dance moves!
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I needed a couple of quick cards the other day and I had just opened the new Peaceful Poppies DSP pack! The colorful patterns made it so easy to add a sentiment and some dimension-then done!
I made one for a dear friend of mine that I wanted to cheer up. The other if was for my sister in law’s birthday. It’s January 4th, and it sneaks up on me every year! Birthdays around the holidays are hard. I try so hard to separate their birthday from the holiday.
To create some dimension, I ran a piece of Basic Black through the die cutting machine and then added some Silver Thread tousled behind it. I then punched out a small sentiment and adhered it with dimensionals. The finishing touch was a little Wink of Stella on the main flowers.
I stamped the poppy flower with Poppy Parade color on color for the card base. I cut the from the same sheet of DSP, but a little smaller. I framed it with a Basic Black mat that was run through with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I finished it off with a sentiment and some Wink of Stella.
You can earn free products by ordering this bundle or suite! The bundle contains the Painted Poppies stamp set and Painted Labels Dies-you earn 1 FREE item! IF you order the whole suite (one code and you get all the goodies on page 25 of the Mini) 153938, you earn 2 and so close to a third! AND if you get a couple more items, you also earn the host benefits for yourself! No party needed!! ANY $150 order or more will get you 3 SAB items the host benefits! Shop Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website today!
I am off to a craft retreat this weekend! I will have PLENTY to share when I am back next week! Hugs,
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!
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!!
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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I love watercolor and hydrangea flowers! The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is just gorgeous!! I love the color combination with this card-but I liked the “stamped off” images better than when I tried it with full strength ink.
I made this for my Sweet & Simple card class last month. Sometimes I have a hard time not adding more and more to a card! Occupational hazard! 🙂 I used the new Scripty 3-D Folder to make the Sahara Sand banner have some texture. I also used a Stampin’ Sponge (cut in 1/4 pieces) and some Sahara Sand ink to rub over the whole banner. It really made the script detail stand out!
My inspiration were from 2 cards that were in Stampin’ Up! publications. One was in the wonderful magazine we get quarterly, Stampin’ Success. (a perk of being a demonstrator) The other was in the catalog itself. I played with the colors until this combination made me smile! Seaside Spray, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Merry Merlot, and So Saffron was the winning combination!
The new Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets are an extra “wow” factor for this card! I also used the new Story Label Punch for a quick and easy sentiment! I finished the card with the Braided Trim bow!
Did you know that through the month of July you can earn a $5 coupon with EVERY $50 you spend?? You get to use the $5 coupons in August!
Plus-if you are an addict, like me, you can join for the discount! Stampin’ Up! has a promotion that they will add an additional $30 to the $125 in the starter kit! (just a $99 plus tax fee) You get to pick your items from any current offering in the catalog! Then, you get a $10 off coupon for August (um you would be able to pre-order from the Holiday Catalog!!!)
When we were at On Stage in April, they gave all of us a pack for the Mosiac Mood Designer Series Paper. It is gorgeous! You could just get a few dies/punches, a stamp set with a lot of differnt sentiments, and you are set! I made this one for my Sweet & Simple class last month.
I have seen so many pretty cards where people have fussy cut the roses, humming birds, and patterns out and just added a sentiment. The Mosaic Moddre is the coordinating stampe set that has a willow tree in it that is so pretty!
I used the scalloped edge die from the retired Be Mine dies. And I love the Stitched Label dies! Just look at the elegant detail! You can make simple cards that will wow your friends!!
I stamped the sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto Mint Macaron. Next, I added some pearls to the front and some gold thread to the back. All done in less than 10 minutes!
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