Cute cards · Sale a Bration

Lovely Bees

Who doesn’t love bees? (well not right in my face) But they are soooo beneficial for the environment, pollination, honey, and defying physics! I love the colors of black, white, yellow, and gold together!!

We had our Team Gathering last month. I have always wanted to do a Card Gut challenge! We all got the same sized pieces of cardstock and DSP in an envelope. We all were allowed to add extra colored paper, embellishments, and stamps. We just couldn’t alter the paper included in the card guts! I posted three of our team’s cards on this post!

During Sale-a-bration, one of the FREE items choices is the Golden Honey Specialty DSP! I LOVE THIS PAPER! Playful and yet elegant patterns of black, white, and gold to make your projects gorgeous! And since it specialty paper, it’s thicker and metallic!

I started with the card guts: Thick Whisper White cardstock, Golden Honey DSP, Basic Black. I ran the Basic Black through the die cutting machine with the Hammered Metal 3-D folder. I wanted a pop of yellow, so I added a mat piece of Daffodil Delight. I ran a piece of Gold Foil through the die cutting machine with the hive die for a fun accent.

To create the bees I stamped with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with the Shimmer Black embossing powder! Have you tried it yet? It made the bees so fun and whimsical! I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the sentiment!

Now to show you the team’s creations!

Connie’s Creation using blends, gold foil, and gold edged trim ribbon
Kathy used a sponge technique to color the card base. The bees and bike were colored too!
Kelli used gold foil and the bee dies.

I hope you enjoyed the card cards we all made from the same pieces! Be sure to check out all the great new products in the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration freebies! Laura’s Stampin Up! website.

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Product List
Honey Bee Bundle
$41.25
Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set
$20.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Detailed Bee Dies
$26.00
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Oooh La La

I remember thumbing through the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and thinking this set was cute. It wasn’t until I saw tons of super adorable cards made on Pinterest and the internet that I HAD to have it! This card was designed in minutes! Simple and perfect for your fashion divas in your life! I can see so many more wonderful ideas coming for this card!

Petal Pink is usually not one of my first colors that I turn to, but it really works with this card! I started by stamping the floral bunches and sprigs on Petal Pink card stock with Black Memento ink randomly. Then I stamped the perfume bottle and cut it out with the coordinating die. There is a fun watercolor swoosh that I stamped with Petal Pink in the center of the bottle. Of course I had to use Wink of Stella to make the perfume bottle sparkle!

Next I stamped the sentiment in Black Memento and cut it out with the scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon behind the cardstock with the sentiment. I used dimensionals to make the images pop! To finish off the card, I placed a Champagne Basic Rhinestone!

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Product List
Dressed To Impress Bundle (English)
$47.50
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Floral Music

I seriously cannot get enough of this set! I LOVE it! I grew up playing the piano on a very beginner level. I sold my piano when I was in my early 20’s because I didn’t want to move it. I sadly have lost my touch when reading music, but I love hearing music played on the piano! What is your favorite type of musical instrument?

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class this month! You can always add a valentine sentiment (or which ever one you need). We just stamped the music staff and treble clef with Black Memento and added notes. Then, we colored the inside of the heart with the Poppy Parade dark Blends. We added Dimensionals to pop up the Whisper White piece.

The Peaceful Poppies DSP makes such a beautiful back drop for any card! You almost don’t need stamps! (eek!) TIP: To make bows effortlessly, place a glue dot under where you start your knot. This will hold it while you loop your bow!

I hope you enjoyed this cheerful card! Please visit my store for your favorite items! I included the products below with links for easy shopping! Or you can shop by clicking on the “Shop Now” tab above! Be sure to get your FREE Sale-a-Bration items with each $50 you spend! And there are coordinating products !!!

Product List
Music From The Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Poppy Parade Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Sheltering Umbrella

The Umbrella Builder Punch helps make cards pop in a snap!

My bestie and I just went on a craft retreat last weekend! It was so nice to have some creative time after such a busy holiday! We live in the crazy weather state-Texas! While at the retreat-we had severe weather (including tornadoes) and snow the next morning! Just crazy! But it inspired me to use this lovely Under My Umbrella Bundle!

I saw a card on Pinterest that inspire me to use the No Line Watercolor technique for the main image!i love the softness it created! To create this: use ink pads or markers to stamp the lined portion of your stamp on to paper. The. You will use a Blender pen and re-inker to color the insiders the image in the matching color. The results are stunning!

Next step is to stamp the umbrella on to the card stock color of your choice and punch it out. I added some extra bling with the new Champagne Basic Jewels! That needs to be a staple in our main catalog! Love these! Next, I added some rain drops in Pool Party on Pool Party cardstock. I cut out the stamped image and sentiment using the Stitched Nested labels. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella on the flowers!

Be sure to get your bundle today and start making some adorable cards! With Sale a Bration, you can earn a SAB catalog item with each $50 you order!! Or join our team to get a permanent 20% discount with the ability to increase that discount! We welcome hobby and business demos! Just $99 plus tax and you build your own kit with current products up to $125! AND look what else!!

A sweet and portable mini paper trimmer, a 6×6 sampler of the DSP in the Mini Catalog, and a stamp set of YOUR choice!

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Have a blessed day! Laura

Product List
Under My Umbrella Bundle (English)
$30.50
Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$16.00
Umbrella Builder Punch
$18.00
Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards

Music in my Heart

I swear it was just October! The holidays were crazy busy and my craft room was a disaster area! But, I am re-organized and re-energized! I am making some improvements to my blog and my events this year!

I finally was able to play with my pre-order goodies from the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog! The Music from the Heart stamp set was top on my wish list! I grew up playing the piano (not well, but I could do it) and I love all types of music! I have fond memories with songs and pieces from over the years! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (yes, I know-crazy!), I wanted to create a card with a musical vibe!

First, I stamped the music notes and hearts onto a piece of Whisper White. I then cut a 5″x 3 3/4″ piece of the From My Heart DSP from the middle of the longer side to the midline of the piece of DSP. I created the folds by creasing them with my bone folder. I placed a Glue Dot under the flaps so they would stay down. Then I adhered that piece onto the stamped Whisper White piece to look like music was coming out of the opening. I used Basic Black as a mat on top of a Real Red card base.

Next, I stamped the piano on a scrap piece of Whisper White and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes dies. I colored it with the Basic Black and Real Red dark blends. I adhered it with dimensionals and adorned it with Basic Rhinestones. Inside was stamped with the treble clef and a love sentiment. That way it can be used for more than a Valentine’s Day card!

Are you ready for all the whimsical and fancy new products?? If your wish list is long like mine, you should consider joining our team! You get 20% off your purchases once you sign up! Then you have until June 2020 to meet your first quarterly minimum of $300! ($280 after your 20%) I always tell my team to order a little every month and to ask friends. We all know a few crafty friends that would love to help you meet your minimums and feed your creative habit!

Look at the additional items you get with the Sale-A-Bration incentive! A Mini-Paper Trimmer, a sampler of the 6×6 dsp, and a stamp set of your choice! That is on top of the $125 of any current product of your choice! (just $99 plus local tax) What do you have to loose? You don’t have to hold events-just enjoy the discount!

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)

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Cute cards · Holiday · simple cards · Thank you

Sneak Peek of Beauty & Joy

Nothing looks better than a topiary on your porch! This set was so much fun to play with and I see a ton of other ideas to use it for too! It can be used for all seasons! Just change up your color scheme and embellishments and you have a stamp set you can use all year!

This set if from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!!! Do you need one mailed to you!?? I can send one your way! This card also features the new Brick & Mortar 3-D embossing folder as well! To create the aged look on the bricks, I took a Craft White pad and dragged it across the top lightly. I then would rub in any areas that looked too streaked.

Then I used a strip of the 6×6 Regals DSP pack, Cajun Craze, to accent the side. The topiary is stamped with Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze. Next, I accented the greenery with Merry Merlot berries and Wink of Stella. It’s all finished with the sentiment of your choice!

The Extra-Extra deal is coming to an end next week! (8/31/19)

For $99-you get to choose $155 in any current catalog (including the holiday)! That is $30 more in product than usual!!! You will have until December 2019 to meet your minimums too! Win win! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to sign up now!

Cute cards · simple cards · Techniques · Thank you

Inspired by Carnations

I love flowers-especially carnations! And my husband loves that they are easier on the pocket book! 😬 Seriously-they stay alive so much longer and I can enjoy them!

The Inspiring Iris set was on my “have to have” list! Irises remind me of our childhood house and how they grew along with the daffodils every spring! My mom and I both love purple too! Miss her so much!

I made this card fort Sweet and Simple class. I started with Black Memento Ink and stamped the outline of the flowers. I followed that with Garden Green to fill in the leaves. Then, to create the carnations variation, I stamped with Blushing Bride frost and then rolled the top of the stamp with Rococo Rose. I love the results!

I ran a piece of card stock with the Scripty Embossing folder to tie in the Rocco Rose. Next I added a piece of the Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen ribbon. It was finished off with Wink of Stella clear! Finally, I added the cute and curved “thanks” sentiment on top of one of the flowers!

Birthday · Cute cards · simple cards

Mosaic Beauty

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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Blessings! Laura

Cute cards · Punch Art · simple cards

A Walk Down Daisy Lane!

TIP: stamp your daisies on the Very Vanilla on top of the base to align the images.

I was so excited when I saw the Daisy Lane stamp set in the catalog! What a great addition to the Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch from last year’s catalog! AND there is a new Medium Daisy punch that is a little smaller to help you make even more detailed flowers!

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class that I hold once a month. It is a popular class for people who are new stampers or for those that need a creative fix! I used the new Birch background stamp and stamped Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. Next, I placed the Very Vanilla piece on top of the Rococo Rose card base (my favorite new IN-Color!) and stamped the stems with Pretty Peacock. This made the placement of the daisies much easier. I then stamped the daisies off-set onto the card base and the Very Vanilla.

As you can see, I learned the hard way. But it’s still a pretty card! To finish the card, I then stamped 2 more daisies on a scrap piece of paper and then punched them out. I jused a dimensionnal to place them on top of the one on the Very Vanilla. I then added some Wink of Stella Clear to the centers. The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock and cut out with the new Timeless Label punch! I added some Pretty Peacock to a sponge and distressed the edges before adhering it with dimensionals.

I had my NEW Catlaog Launch & Customer Apprecition event last weekend! It was a hit! AND I reached my first career sales milestone!!! 100k! Here are a few items I made with the new IN Colors ! A set of cards using the A Little Lace stamp set and the In Color 6×6 card pack.

Bookmarks that show case the new In Colors! Everyone recieved one of these in their goodie bags!

Stampin’ Up! has already placed the Daisy Lane stamp set as a top seller!!! I can see why! The Medium Daisy punch is on it’s way here-I can’t wait to create more with it!

Cute cards · simple cards · Thank you

Sweet Robins

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Free as a Bird is one fun set to create with for me!  The birds are just so stinkin’ cute sitting on the branch!  Notice the fun shape for the frame it is stamped on?  It’s from the new Stitched Nesting Dies!  There are several sizes and with the double stitching, you can use the negative piece as well as the original piece!  Paper saving always makes me happy!!

I created the background using the coordinating Bird Ballad DSP and Soft Suede stamped with the new Birch background stamp!  I love the new cling stamps, especially with the background stamps! You can use the Stamparatus to make your background come out perfect!  It sticks in place while you ink and clean the stamp!!

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There are some darling embellishments in the Bird Ballad Trinkets!  I chose a key this card, but you can add a sprig, a flower, or a bow too!

To create the watercolor look, I did use the Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral (light/dark), Soft Suede (light/dark), Mossy Meadow (light/dark), and Crumb Cake (light/dark).  Then I went over where I wanted to blend and highlight with the Color Lifter.

I know you can’t order quite yet from the New Catalog, but it’s only 2 weeks away!  If you are local, come join us at my Annual Open House & Customer Appreciation event on June 2nd!  Come and go from 12pm-6pm!!  Lots of new products to touch and feel! Snacks, a doorprize, a goody bag for those who RSVP, a make n take, and of course, your copy of the catalog!  Not local??  I can mail one to you!

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on some new Stampin’ Up! product, you should join our team!  I have members in other states as well as local!  For $99-you get $125 of YOUR choice (including the pre-order items!!!) in your kit!  Then you just decide if you want to be a smart shopper with a permanent 20% coupon to your own craft store or you can hold a few events to create some extra income!

Benefits of crafting include: accomplished feelings, creative surges, new friends, bonding with current friends, cheaper than therapy, a community of creative people, and so much more!!!

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There is still time to get your hands on the Everything is Rosy collection and Last Chance Items!

Blessings!! Laura

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