Birthday · simple cards

True Blue

This card reminds me of the Cobalt Blue plates that my grandmother had showcased in her china cabinet!  It is a simple, yet elegant card!

The catch is this is a Host set only!  The set also has a lace doily, a detailed bee, and beautiful accents to add more visual effects on your project!

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It features the new In Color 2018-2020 Blueberry Bushel and it’s coordinating DSP pack!  If you are just starting out, this is a great card layout for you!  All I used was one color ink, 2 cardstock colors, 1 stamp set, adhesive, and baker’s twine (optional). This is a go to layout for me when I am stumped for a quick card too!  I can change it up a bit with colors, textures, images, and embellishments-and no one notices!

Here is a video to show how simple it is to create! The end has the item numbers too!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Laura

 

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Birthday · Cute cards · Techniques

Soft Dandelions

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Don’t you just love dandelions!  It’s such a sweet childhood memory for most!  When I saw this set in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog-it was on my top 3 list!  I needed a technique for my stamp club this week, so I used the plastic wrap technique! It’s such a simple technique and it was perfect to create a soft background for this stamp set!

  1. Use 2 to 3 re-inker colors and place a few drops into the lid of it’s corresponding color.
  2. Use an aqua painter with rubbing alcohol in it and mix a few drops into the ink.
  3. Wad up some plastic wrap and dab into the color.  Randomly smoosh it onto Glossy White Cardstock.

I then stamped the images in Versa Mark and then Silver Embossing powder.  Once it is heat set you can adhere it to the Whisper White mat.  I paper saved the sentiment on the Pool Party base color and punched it out with Classic Label punch.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing folder.

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Be sure to use this month’s hostess code for your own set!  Plus it’s bonus days!

August Hostess Code

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Birthday · Cute cards · Techniques

Swirly Bird Wreath

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I have seen a ton of posts about how to use the Stamparatus to make a wreath pattern with ease!  Dawn Griffin has a wonderful tutorial that helped spark my creation!  I am holding a class on how to use the Stamparatus on August 5th!  There are so many wonderful tips and tricks that this tool can make stamp placement a piece of cake!

I started off with the Tea Room Specialty DSP for a fun color combination.  I used one of the fun patterned papers from the pack.  Then I used a strip of Crushed Curry to accent the side of the Costal Cabana card base.

I then used the stampartus and a template that I made using the Layering Squares dies.  I am in the process of making a video to show how fun you can have with this technique. GBDH4692

I followed the wreath with the Classic Label punch and a strip of Blackberry Bliss just a little bigger than the width and length of the punch.  Then I trimmed off the sides using the puched piece as a guide.  I then finished it off with Basic Rhinestones and some White Baker’s Twine.

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Birthday · simple cards

Tropical Birthday

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I am in love with the Tropical Chic suite!!  The colors are so fun and vibrant!  But I have to admit that I didn’t look at this set as one of my first “have to have” sets.  My friend used this suite and it just was love at first site!  In fact this is a sneak peek of the Creative Class to Go for August!  (more to come about that in August).

I have made 4 cards already with this set!  This card was really simple to make but it has a lot of character!  I cut a strip of Tropical Escape DSP.  Then I cut a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper a tad smaller than the Big Shot leaf die.  Next, I took a piece of Basic Black and ran it through the Big Shot with the palm leaves cut outs.  I then placed the glimmer paper behind the Basic Black with Glue Dots.  I popped the whole piece up with Dimensionals and added the birthday sentiment.img_0995

I used the new Shaded Spruce ink pad….it is one of my favorites next to the Granny Apple Green!

Did you know that you can get a FREE ink pad family valued at $67.50 by signing up!  That puts the value of the started kit at close to $200 for just $99 plus local tax!

Click on Join Laura’s Creative Corner Team to get started!

 

Birthday · Masculine · Techniques

No Line Watercolor

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I saw the Better with You stamp set in the new Annual Catalog, and I had to give no line water coloring a try! I was having a hard time deciding on a color scheme and my friend suggested the mad bluebird!

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Photo Courtesy of Stephen L Tabone

I had never heard of them before and he was so cute!!  My water coloring wasn’t exactly no line, but I love how it turned out!

It’s super easy to create!  This will be the technique for club this month!

  1. Use a light color to stamp the image you want to color.  I used Sahara Sand.
  2. Use your aqua painter & ink refills to create the watercolor images
  3. If you want darker shading, wait for the first layer to dry completely.
  4. I did use a Stampin’ Write marker tip to define his eye and beak.
  5. I completed the look with a pearl colored with a black sharpie.

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The background of the Balmy Blue is the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder!  It turns your card stock into textured in a flash!

Don’t forget to stock up on your Designer Series Paper!!  Buy 3 – get 1 free! Click on show me the paper for a quick run through of all the great patterns!  Then go to Laura’s Online Store to get yours!

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Birthday · Promotions · simple cards

Simple Garden

Do you need to make several birthday cards at one time?  Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper is perfect for bright colors, beautiful designs, color combinations, and great graphics!  I chose the Garden Impressions DSP 6×6 pack for this card!  The colors in this DSP pack are just fun and playful!  The concept designers are always on point with their color selections and use of spacing!

I cut the paper to 3″x4″ and used Shaded Spruce 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ as a mat color. I stamped the sentiment with Shaded Spruce on Whisper White and ran it through the Big Shot.  I used the Stitched Shapes to give it extra texture.  I used the Petal Pink Glimmer ribbon to wrap around the DSP/mat piece. Then I used Dimensionals to pop it up.

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I love the new Pearlized Doilies!  They add that elegant touch with the intricate details and the pearlized white!

NOW!!! This is HUGE!  Starting TOMORROW July 1st

Ink pad promotion

And then this>>>> Buy 3, get 1 FREE on select DSP

Buy 3, get 1 FREE DSP

Item Description Page Price (USD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00

So, the starter kit is only $99 plus your local tax.  Then you get to choose $125 in any current product!  Choose the DSP special plus stamps to get to $125

BUT you still get to choose a FREE Color family!  That is worth $67.50!!  Just over $200 of product for $99!!!  And you will get the following perks:

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Great starter kit option

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Happy Stampin’

Laura

 

Birthday · Cute cards · Punch Art

Lemonade!!

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How fun are lemons when it starts to feel like summer??  We made this card for my Stamp a Stack of cards a few weeks ago.  This card is simple to make with the Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating Lemon Punch!  The lemons have the thick black and white striped paper from the Petal Passion DSP (that is retiring! -sniffle!) that anchors the main images.  Then the petals and lemons were stamped with Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  To create depth, we used dimensionals.

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Next, we wrapped Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the Whisper White piece of paper.  To finish the card, we added Basic Rhinestones and a bright Lemon Lime Twist card base!

Such a fun card for a birthday-and uni-sex too!

Can you believe the NEW Idea Book and Catalog is going to be live in 10 days??? Do you need a catalog?  You can’t wait?? Then check out the Share What You Love bundles!! It’s an early release option for those who are itching to get their hands on new Stampin’ Up! products!

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Creative Kits to Go will be back for June!! Stay tuned on how to get a FREE card kit with purchase each month!  It’s like a class in your home-and I am there virtually!