Candy Cane Season!

Who doesn’t like candy canes during the holidays?? I love adding one to my hot chocolate or crushed up on top of baked goodies! After such an odd ball year, I am looking forward to the holidays to decorate and send Christmas cards!

I saw the Sweetest Borders dies that comes in this Sweetest Time bundle and fell in love! I can’t believe I haven’t used the stamp set yet! (Which has tremendous potential on its own too). I remember pulling this out of my pre-order and taking a piece of Real Red and running it through with the die!

First you take a Real Red card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and crease with your Bone Folder. Next, take a piece of 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White and run it through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine) with the Subtle 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder. It adds just enough visual interest and texture. Then take a 3″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Real Red and run it through with the Sweetest Borders die. To make the left side more seamless, I used a piece of Silver Foil run through the SCEM with the Tasteful Textiles 3D folder. It kind of reminds me of a Hershey’s Kiss wrapper!

The Silver Foil is then adhered down onto the Real Red and Whisper White to make the candy canes pop! I chose some Rhinestones and the 3/8″ Silver Edged Ribbon for a little extra bling! The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set (a must have!) and punched out with the Classic Label Punch! This was a fun and quick card to put together! Now to go use the Sweetest Time Stamp set!

Stock up and save!

Would you like to save money on Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper? Well, all of October, you can save 15% on select designs!

I cannot wait to get the November Paper Pumpkin! It looks so festive and adorable!

  • The November kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting!
  • This month’s kit arrives in a collectible, gingerbread-themed box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!


Product List
Sweetest Time Bundle (English)
Sweetest Borders Dies
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Silver Foil Sheets
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Classic Label Punch
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Stunning Idea for the Beautiful Autumn Bundle

Who loves to go on a craft retreat?? ME!! I am sure that I am not alone when I say-we all need time away to recharge-especially now! We always take advantage of the long Labor Day Weekend and go on a craft retreat! This time we chose our favorite, Southern Chic Retreat in Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas! The owners are just as sweet as can be and the retreat is just adorable!

I was inspired by a few cards I saw on Pinterest when I created this card! It uses the Beautiful Autumn Bundle (part of the Gilded Autumn Suite). I love when Stampin’ Up! creates these suites with all the coordinating pieces right at your fingertips!

To create this card you will need the following:

  1. Crumb Cake cardstock for the base cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

2. Soft Suede cardstock cut to 4 1/4″x 3 1/4″;

3. Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: the Cajun Craze design cut to 1 1/2″ x 4″ & the Metallic Acorn design cut to 3″x 4″;

4. a scrap piece of Very Vanilla for your sentiment and die cut out. (I used the Tasteful Labels)

5. Gather your ink pads: Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Dark Soft Suede Blends marker.

First I folded my Crumb Cake cardstock in half and creased it with my Bone Folder. Next, I took my Dark Soft Suede Blend and used the brush tip side. I tapped it against my Bone Folder onto the Crumb Cake to create the speckled background! Then I adhered the acorn design DSP to the Soft Suede mat and adhered that to the card base using Dimensionals. To create some visual interest, I adhered the Cajun Craze DSP strip on top of the prior piece.

To create the autumn shapes for your sentiment: I stamped Cajun Craze ink onto Cajun Craze cardstock and punched it out with the Autumn Punch pack. The other shapes I stamped the outline images with Early Espresso and followed with stamped off color using the coordinating solid stamp.

To finish off the card, I used the Basket Weave & Metallic ribbon combo to make a bow and cut a strip of the Mint Macaron ribbon.

There are 8 days left to join Stampin’ Up! with the Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion!! I am telling you-I wish I could sign back up for this one! All the tools are included for your first event!! Our team and I are here to cheer you on and help you support your hobby or turn it into part-time extra income! I included a video from the home office that shows you how simple the cards are to put together! If you rather sign and just be a hobby demonstrator, that is fine too!

This is what you get ON TOP of the regular $99 starter kit!
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 new demonstrators choose $125 worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

Blessings! Laura

Product List
Gilded Autumn Suite Collection (English)
Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
Beautiful Autumn Bundle (English)
Autumn Punch Pack
Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set
Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Tasteful Labels Dies
Mini Glue Dots
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Welcome Easter Cuteness

With all of the craziness going on, I wanted to spread some cuteness to everyone! I have to admit, more time for crafting is a bonus! When my son and I saw this set, it was a must have! The animals are just too cute and so simple to create quick and fun cards! I am sharing the two that I came up so far with this set! (I still need to make one with the chick!)

The card base is Rococo Rose (LOVE THIS COLOR) I used the Smoky Slate Dark and Light with the color lifter for the fur. Then, I followed up with the Light Blushing Bride for the ears, nose, and paws. The die from the Painted Labels die looked like Easter Grass! Both cards are using the 6×6 In Color 2019-2021 DSP pack for the Gingham.

Here is the second card where I used the sheep stamp and the baby sentiment! I used the Seaside Spray for the card base.

I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the bunny and the sheep. To create the shadow and depth with the sheep, I used the Light Smoky Slate around the lines and then used the Color Lifter to blend into the center of the wool. I used the Ivory marker to color his face. I just love this card!

Crafting is one of my sanity saving tools in the normal day to day. I am seeking more time in my craft room to find some happy normalcy without getting out! Sale-a-bration is here for 2 more weeks! There is still time to get your favorite FREE items or sign up for a discount on your products!

The host code for March is 3JJGXQM9 if you want to order a little!

Create your own order of $150 or more to get more bang for your buck! You will get 3 $50 free item reward or 1 $100 and 1 $50 free item reward. Plus the host rewards!

here’s no better time to join than during Sale-A-Bration, when you get special perks that you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up between now and March 31, and you will receive the mini paper cutter, 6″ x 6″ designer series paper sampler, and your choice of a stamp set!! (This is on top of the $125 in any product of your choice-including pre-order items!) All this for $99 plus tax!

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products. (even if it’s on sale)
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you. But selling is not required-I’m sure you have a couple friend that can help you out!
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
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  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I would love for you to join our team! We Face Time and Skype if you are not local to me! We have our own private Facebook page to share inspirations, questions, promotions, quarterly gatherings, and celebrations! There is no risk for trying it out! Join by clicking on Join the Crafting Corner!

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs Laura!

Product List
Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set (English)
Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Painted Labels Dies
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
Layering Circles Dies
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Stampin' Blends Color Lifter
Basic Black Dark Stampin' Blends
Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin' Blends Marker
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Nature's Thoughts Dies
Christmas · Holiday

Jolly Santa & Small Business Saturday Deal

When I first went through the Holiday Catalog, I saw the Holly Jolly bundle and thought it was cute. But it wasn’t on my top wish list. Man, why not??? The dies are super versatile! You can use the sleigh silhouette to create a peaceful card or add the die cut words to your cards/scrapbook pages for extra bling!

So, now I have a Snowfall Puff Paint obsession to go with my Wink of Stella one! (funny I didn’t use the Wink on this card!) But I have used it on wood ornaments, cards, tags, and now Santa!! I love how he turned out! I colored him in with Stampin’ Blends and then was able to cut him out in a snap! There is a die for that!! No fussy cutting!! To make it fun, I ran some Crumb Cake cardstock through the Die Cutting Machine with the Brick Wall 3-D folder. I then used a sponge loaded up with Crumb Cake to give it a distressed look.

I did a color on color background using the present stamp and Cherry Cobbler ink. A quick sentiment using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

To Celebrate Small Business Saturday, I will send you a ribbon spool of your choice (up to $8) for your order of $50 or more from my site! Be sure to not to mark “no contact” or I can’t mail you your gift! Just go to Laura’s Stampin Up website and enter host code GBQNG2PA!

If you order $150 or more, be sure to make it your own order so you get the host rewards!

Happy Holidays! Laura