I am on a binge of this color combo!! I just adore Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party together!! I made this for a dear friend/customer (that’s what happens in the crafting business-customers become dear friends) for her birthday. I had to make one because she has made all the other ones in my bin! LOL
Great excuse to finally play with the Garden Trellis embossing folder again and the just gorgeous Petal Garden DSP pack! I like to use the same layouts repeatedly and change them up a bit.
Just a simple card with lots of texture and elements to make it look elegant!
There is texture from the embossing folder, the doily, and the stitched oval shape. And of course lots of dimensionals!
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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!
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I LOVE the new embossing paste!! I was playing around with it the other day and wanted to try coloring it! So easy! All you need is the Embossing Paste, Spatulas, a re inker, and a tray (o-r silicone mat).
I dropped about a half dollar sized amount onto the tray. Then I mixed about 4-5 drops of re-inker and mixed well. I also added Dazzling Diamonds to it, but that was after this card. Very pretty! And I just saw someone add scents to the paste! Scented cards!!
After you mix your paste to your desired color, then you can place your mask/stencil over your surface and spread the paste with the spatula. I swiped back and forth a few times and then scraped it even on top of the mask. Carefully pull up and let dry!
TIP: It dries very fast! Clean your mask and other materials as soon as possible with warm soapy water.
To make the lemons more realistic, I followed the Daffodil Delight with Versa Mark and Clear Embossing powder. Then I heat set it. Layered the lemons with dimensionals and some Linen Thread. I used this card as our club technique this month!
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I am soooo happy that the Daisy Punch is back in stock! This is by far my favorite items so far! So easy to make quick cards like the one above! I literally made this in 5 minutes flat! I love to use the color combinations that they have in the Designer Series Paper designs! I just flip over the pack and read the colors used! To add more colors you can stamp off your inks for lighter shades of the ink pads! Gives you more mileage on your ink and color choices!
I just stamped color on color (Wisteria Wonder) and punched out 2 daisies. Used a couple glue dots to adhere together. Then I used my bone folder to fluff the petals. To create the fun fold, I cut the DSP paper to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. Then I cut down the center with the Paper Trimmer (helpful because you control how far the blade cuts into your paper). Finally I folded the pieces back on themselves and placed some adhesive on the back to keep them flat. Crease with a Bone Folder to help. I finished it off with a Silver Faceted gem and took out my Calypso Coral marker to add the faux stitches.
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I have seen a lot of cards using this super fun Happy Birthday Framelit! I was trying for a multi layer for height only, but by accident it moved. I love how it’s offset and really pops off the paper!
I will admit, when I first saw Lemon Lime Twist I wasn’t too sure about it. But I have grown to love it! It just adds fun, pop, and a touch of whimsy to cards! I wanted a fun background, so I used the two circles from the Eastern Beauty Stamp set!
I then added some balloons to make it more festive! I cut out 1 Basic Black sentiments and 3 Lemon Lime Twist. All of the Lemon Lime Twist I glued together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. (TIP: act like you are writing when you apply the glue-and I used the Silicone Mat to keep the glue off of my surface). Then I applied glue to the Basic Black and off set the letters to create the pop! I used dimensionals for the balloons and behind the Whisper White piece.
I was sad to see that Oh, So Succulent wasn’t going to be in the new Idea Book and Catalog in June. So, I had to show you one of my favorite cards I made with that set. I love the earthy colors with pops of color! Sweet and simple layout that has that “wow” factor!
I stampe the flower in Calyspo Coral and Sweet Sugarplum. The grass was Old Olive with an Always Artichoke outline. I then “flicked” some Always Artichoke to give it some visual interest. A few gold sequins and the yummy Metallic Gold Ribbon from Sale a Bration! (so glad I have more!)
I finished off with some linen thread and a sentiment stamped on Crumb Cake. Be sure to order this set before it’s gone! Click the Retiring PDF and shop my store today!
You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects. Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ UP!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town) Prepaid bundles/sets vary each month depending on the set:
*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code U9PMHHKNat check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.
Cool Treats Bundle: Includes the Cool Treats stamp set (photopolymer) & the Frozen Treats Framelit dies. Bundle price: $48.50 (plus tax & shipping) If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code. You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order! * remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately. Creative Kit Order due no later than April 20th. PayPal invoice for $6 priority shipping. You can also add additional items that you may need. I will mail class packets the last week of April. After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.
Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.
What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.
To celebrate my 1st year of Creative Kits to Go, I will send a bonus card as well! The Shaker Card from yesterday! And a small gift for supporting me this past year!
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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Do you ever start a card/project, and it doesn’t go as planned? I do all the time. In fact, I have an entire draw full of “potential” cards! I finally used this card base that has been in my stash! It’s so easy and quick to make! I am making it for a SWAP for our upcoming ON Stage local event in April! (hint: it’s also a Try it Night card!)
First I started with Smoky Slate ink and stamped the big rose stamp randomly on Smoky Slate cardstock. Then I cut out the leaves with Basic Black.
I used Black Momento ink and the Rose Garden Thinlits to cut out the sentiment. I love how the stamp set has a frame to make the die piece pop! A little bling and ribbon. Done!
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I used the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems to create a masculine card! I used the rubber insert that Stampin’ Up! cuts out for us! I love it when they do that, because it’s a new stamp/shape that you weren’t counting on! I used it to make the argyle like background. I used Marina Mist, Soft Sky, and Early Espresso for the background colors.
I also used the new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create some texture to the card. I love adding linen thread to create so whimsy for this card. I did have to fussy cut the banner, but it was worth it!
Do you love the Big Shot? Is your wish list LONG! This is a great time to join just for the discount! You will have until June 30th to meet the quarterly minimum of $300 (before discount). Or you can do nothing with no penalty! What do you get during Sale-a-Bration? The starter kit is $99 plus local tax. But you pick out your kit up to $125 in current catalog items! PLUS 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice!!!! Think big here! Join the Fun & my team today! We have lots of fun, a quarterly meeting (if you want to call it that) private FB page, and recognition for milestones!
Creative Kit to Go order due: Pictures Pending March 18th: You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.
I only have a limited amount of class kits available, so please sign up right away.
Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ UP!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town)
Prepaid class fees vary each month depending on the set:
*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code 2XWJPSAK at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.
Special Reason bundle: Includes the Special Reason stamp set (wood or clear) & the Stylish Stems Framelit dies. Bundle price: $45.75 for clear 144720 (plus tax & shipping) OR $53.00 for wood 144719 (plus tax & shipping) If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code. You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order! It’s Sale a Bration! Add a couple dollars more (the Lace Doilies 142793) and get a FREE item from the Sale a Bration catalog!
Creative Kit Order due no later than March 18th. If you are interested please let me Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.