3-D projects · Gift ideas · Holiday

Gift Card Holder


Wow, is it really 4 more days until Christmas??  I had some reconstruction touch ups done and a tummy tuck last month. (Cancer wakes you up to getting healthy, lost 32 pounds) So my timeframe has been way off!  But boy I love seeing a flat tummy for the first time in over 15 years!

Ok, enough about that…I saw this cute gift card holder on Buckeye Inkling’s blog.  So, I had my club members make it for something a little different!  You can always use a gift card holder!!  Especially those last minute gifts!  And you can change it to what ever season you like! Products used listed below should go to my online store: Laura’s Online Store

There are GREAT deals on the clearance rack as well as the year end clearance!

Circle Tab Punch Gift Card Holder 

  1. Cut your card base to 9 ¼” x 4 ¼”
  2. 1/2” down each long side of your cardstock
  3. Rotate & score at 5”

To make the tabs: cut diagonal at the 5” score line on the shorter side.  Then use your Stampin’ Cutter to trim off the sides. Line up your score line with the groove where it cuts. 

Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to glue tabs to the back of the shorter side so you don’t have glue showing on the front.

Your insert Whisper White Piece should measure 3” x 5 ½” and score at 4 ½”. Fold and use glue dots to secure each side. Not the middle, that is where the gift card will tuck inside. Use washi tape or DSP to the scored part for decoration.  Use your Circle Tab Punch to make the pull out for the insert.  All you need now is the gift card!  And these fit in our normal envelopes!

Enjoy the rest of the Pre-Christmas day ahead!  And if you reserve a Stamparatus through me, I will give you a $5 off your next in person/emailed order! (Please send a screen shot or an email (Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net) of your confirmation.  This is like the Misti, but BETTER!

Here is the instructions on how to reserve yours now through December 30th 11:59 (MT)



Birthday · Gift ideas · Kits · Promotions

Petal Garden Birthday


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!  KXBG5925

There is texture from the embossing folder, the doily, and the stitched oval shape.  And of course lots of dimensionals!


Do you love to craft, but are short on time?  Do you think you are not creative, but are curious on how to paper craft? Do you have tweens that need a fun project?  Look no further! Join Paper Pumpkin now through September 10th (new subscribers only) at half off! Paper Pumpkin is an all inclusive kit delivered to your door every month!  It includes all the supplies, instructions, and ink for you!!

They have challenged us to a goal this month!  I am wanting to find 5 more subscribers!! Can you help me? Click on my personal Paper Pumpkin link tosign up! The next month will go back to $19.95/plus tax.  You can skip a month too!  Just do it before the 10th of each month!

Happy crafting!

3-D projects · Birthday · Cute cards · DIY Boxes, Bags · Gift ideas · Techniques · Thinking of You

Eclectic Card Box


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!

Do you have a huge wish list?  Want a discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products?  Then look no further!  I have a great team of hobby demos and some that work it as a business (or to feed their habit) During July, Stampin’ Up! is offering more bang for you buck!  For $99 (plus your local tax) you will get the following:

$125 of any current catalog products of your choice!!

Business supplies (just in case you have friends that love crafting too!)

But they added an Essentials Pack!!! They are adding a $72 value to this!!!

118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

So, what do you do once you sign up?  Just meet a quarterly minimum of $300 (before your discount) by December 2017!  Yes, this is so worth the test drive!!  NO penalties if you don’t order again.  We have quarterly Team Gatherings (and we skype people too!) that are a blast!  What are you waiting for??  Click Join NOW!!!

Product List

Envelope Punch Board


Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Bundle


Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper


Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad


Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad


Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad


Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad


Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Peekaboo Peach 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon


Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon


Silver Mini Sequin Trim


Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush


Silver Foil Sheets


2" Circle Punch


Layering Ovals Framelits Dies


Fine-Tip Glue Pen


Stampin' Dimensionals


Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Fresh Fig 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


2017-2019 In Color 12" X 12" Cardstock


Gift ideas · Kits

Creative Kit to Go for February


Are you looking for ideas for the Oh So Succulent bundle?  I have the perfect Creative Kit to Go for you!  I loved working with this set and the colors are beautiful together!  How does the kit work?

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 MCRU6JT9 at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.  


Oh So Succulent bundle:  Includes the Oh So Succulent photopolymer stamp set & the Succulent 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! It’s Sale a Bration!  Add a couple dollars more (the Succulent Garden DSP:hint) and get a FREE item from the Sale a Bration catalog!   * remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.    Creative Kit Order due no later than February 18th. If you are interested please let me know and I will send you a PayPal invoice for $6 priority shipping.  You can add items that you may need. I will mail class packets the last week of February.  After I send out the class in the mail 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.

Want just the PDF? $5.95 via PayPal and I will email it within 24 hours!

Don’t forget your FREE item with your purchase!  Click the Sale a Bration link for the items!



3-D projects · Gift ideas · Holiday

Craft show fun!

Wow! It’s been a busy last two weeks for me!  I was preparing all these Clear Mount stamp cases for a holiday market at the new high school!  These all sold but one!  I had to make a 2nd batch too!  There is a 5×8 note pad (Staples cut them to 5×7) in each one held in with Velcro.  I added a matching strip of DSP to the top of the notepad too.

I also made 38 of these coffee/water bottle cozies! (just got the feeling back in on my pointer finger) I love carrying water around, and everyone local knows me for them. They were fun to make and I sold all but 12.  (so if you need one or more let me know)  $6 each or 2 for $10 (US shipping only) They have elastic in them and they can fit a venti sized coffee too!


Last but not least: I had to make cute stuff for Gavin’s school staff and his teacher. I used my last pack of muslin bags and stamped on them.  I ironed them first and placed a scrap cardboard piece inside. I wish I took a picture of the santa.  He was super cute!  I used the red glitter details and the dazzling details!


I also had 40 of these that flew off my shelf at the craft show!  $3 each or 4 for $10!  I used white Stazon and a few stamp sets to stamp the top.  If it didn’t turn out the Stazon cleaner worked great!  I then used fast fuse to glue the DSP strip to the tin.  Filled them with kisses and that was it!

I have a great card to share in the next two days.  I just want to be sure my recipients’ get theirs before they see it here!  I will recharge my crafting mojo in the next couple of weeks and spend precious time with my family.  January will be great!!  Sale a Bration is almost here along with the Occasions Catalog! Need one of each? Just comment below!  (club members-you will get one very soon)

Merry Christmas!  Laura


Gift ideas · Holiday · Promotions

Warm Sweater Wishes


I LOVE the Cable Knit Sweater Embossing Folder!  It’s a lot thicker than our normal ones, so here is a tip: Use the normal sandwich that you would for an embossing folder, BUT only use ONE of the clear plates!  Just stunning!!  I have seen some cute “ugly sweater” cards, regular sweater with a “V” neck cut out with pearls, and of course Christmas Cards!


I made this one for my Stamp a Stack of cards last week!  It is also the same stamp set that I used for the card for the Community Cancer Center.  So, it is the 2nd card they get to make!  And-if you are local-you can make the same evening at Try it Night!

Try it Night is great for a new stampers and just a night to have some fun!

Today is the LAST day of the Online Extravaganza!  You can still get all that is on the list from the 21st-28th: BUT there is a 24 hour FLASH sale to end on Cyber Monday!  Please help support us that love our small businesses!  You may know a crafter and these can make a great gift!

onlineex_flash-shareable_nov2816_naJust look at what you can create with these great deals!  IF you are a demo, the magnetic plate is a steal!!!

If you want a few items, I have this code set up.  Just log onto Home and click on “Store”.  You will see a tab of the sale items.  Create an account or sign in your existing account remember to choose me for your demo! If you order this way, it ships to you!  Just use the code below to attach to save on shipping. (you can always email me, but it will ship here)



Gift ideas · Holiday · Promotions

Frosted Pine Bough


Need a simple Christmas card? This is your card!  I made this for the December club girls.  And look at that Wink of Stella clear on the embossed area!!!  Wow!!  Looks super sparkly in person!  I then used the Merriest Wishes stamp set and matching Merry Tags Framelits!

Super easy!  I then used the 2″ punch to punch out the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for the ornament background!  Love it!


It’s small business Saturday too!  I have an open hostess code for orders under $150!  If you are a customer and order more than $150, place the order online or email to me.  I can have it ship straight to you and you will get the hostess rewards.

1. Watch the dates and times on the list.  Some are flash sales during certain days/times.  Some run all week.  There are some retiring items marked with “*” signs. (the key is on the last page).
2. If you are a demo, it’s a great time to order some on your demo ID and get more of a discount.  And if you go over $150, you still get hostess rewards! Help meet your minimums! But every order counts towards your minimums.  Share the list with friends, you never know!
3. If you want a few items, I have this code set up.  Just log onto Home and click on “Store”.  You will see a tab of the sale items.  Create an account or sign in your existing account remember to choose me for your demo! If you order this way, it ships to you!  Just use the code below to attach to save on shipping. (you can always email me, but it will ship here)
You may see items for gifts for your list too!  I know the Gift Box Punch Board is great and will be on sale!!!
Cyber Monday is the last day and we end it with a BANG!