Christmas · Holiday

Let it Snow

Remember my last post about my new obsession with Snow Accent Puff Paint? Well, here is a whimsical snowman car we made for the World Card Making Day yesterday! It was part of a Stamp a Stack of cards! So my amazing ladies made 108 total yesterday! Whew!

Here is a close up of the puff paint as snow balls! It’s just therapeutic to watch it pop up! The background has a quick watercolor wash of Costal Cabana to make the snowballs pop even more!

To make the color combination for this card, I just picked out the snowfall piece from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP. To give the snowman image more texture, I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes dies and added a Real Red Cotton Bow to anchor the image. The girls LOVED this card yesterday!

Be sure to have me listed as your demonstrator so I can send you thank you cards/gifts! I have had a few “no contact” orders, and I would love to thank you for supporting me!
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Holiday · Thank you · Vintage cards

Antique Country Home

I haven fallen in LOVE with the new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint! I have used it for snowballs, these cute cotton balls, and even popcorn! It is a true treat watching it puff up from the heat gun!

TIP: Use a liberal amount on your image; then gradually get closer to the wet puff paint. If you are too close at first, it will move around. Starting further away lets it set some as you move closer in. But, not too close, I have had mine yellow from getting too hot too! You can go back over it if needed to make it puffier. I didn’t put enough on the first project and I went back and added more. Worked like a charm!

To make this card, I stamped the milk can onto the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet with StazOn and fussy cut it out. I then stamped the foliage and the sentiment onto my Crumb Cake piece of card stock Next, I colored the images with the Stampin’ Blends and Wink of Stella Clear. I distressed the edges of the paper with the edge of my scissors and then followed that with a Early Espresso sponge. The base of the card was stamped with the Birch Background and Crumb Cake ink. I wanted it to be subtle so I stamped off onto my grid paper first, then the Whisper White Thick.

I finished the card off withsome Copper Trim. I am so ready for fall!

If you have been waiting to order the In Color ink pads, it’s now time! Purple Posy is finally available! Click on Laura’s Stampin Up website to order yourds today! And check out the clearance rack!

Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Simply Plaid

If you want to make a ton of Christmas cards in a snap, this is your answer! The Wrapped in Plaid suite has so much to offer! You can purchase the whole suite in one easy bundle or piece by piece!

I made this over our retreat weekend for my Sweet n Simple card class that is this week! I love it when the bundles have punches with them since it makes the classes so easy!

I ran the Cherry Cobbler through with the Winter Knit 3-d Embossing Folder (another great product in the Holiday Catalog). Then I punched the tree out on Whisper White with the Pine Tree Punch. I then cut a small piece of plaid paper from the Wrapped in Plaid 6×6 DSP and adhered it to the back of the Whisper White.

I topped it off with the sentiment, a bow made from the Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ ribbon, and a Gold Pearl! That’s it! Be sure to add some DSP to your next order! Look at this great deal going on!

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149100166PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149443166SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149481167COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149484165MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149488165GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.5 usd
149489165FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149497165WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149589166DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149592 166BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd
149500167PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $14.50 usd
Holiday · Punch Art

Colorful Harvest

Here in Texas, we are desperately trying to summon fall!! It is still in the high 90’s-and we are so ready for the crisp fall air and all of the comfort that comes with it! I made this at our Labor Day Retreat and it is one of my favorites! I just love how the creative mojo can just keep flowing when I am in my zone!!

This card started as one idea, but it changed courses quickly! The Come to Gather Suite is just gorgeous! The pops of color, the textures, and the coordination of accessories make it so easy to create beautiful projects! First, I stamped my Terracotta Tile cardstock with the large leaf stamp from the Gather Together stamp set. Then I ran a piece of Early Espresso through the die cutting machine with the Pinewood Planks 3-D folder. Next I cut out a ton of leaves! Some with Copper Foil, Pretty Peacock (Teal colored pumpkins/fall décor is in this year), Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze. Some of the leaves were sponged with the new Copper Delicata Metallic Ink. The big leaf was stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Copper Embossing Powder for more pop! I love the Copper Embossing Powder on the Very Vanilla Pumpkin too! I finished off the card with a Merry Merlot piece punched out with Merry Merlot! I tucked the saying on a small banner of Crumb Cake that was sponged and then added the 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Pretty Peacock!

This is one of those cards I will have a hard time giving away! I will just have to make frame art similar!

Holiday · Punch Art

Harvest Mercury Glass

We just got back from our annual Labor Day craft retreat! Wow, I love it when I can sit and create with no interruptions!! I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest and changed up a few things to make it my own! The Harvest Hello stamp set and Apple Builder Punch makes your seasonal cards a snap! The images include a pumpkin, pumpkin face expression, apple slice, a whole apple, and seeds! What caught my eye on the pin was the Mercury Glass Acetate that was punched out and then stamped with VersaMark! It was finished with Silver embossing powder and heat set.

The Rectangle Dies are one of my “go to” products! It helps frame the focal point while giving your paper a little texture with the stitching. I wanted it to look more vintage, so I sponged Crumb Cake on it to give it that vintage feel!

To accent the pumpkin, I used the Gather Ribbon Combo and some Linen thread topped off with a Leaf Trinket!

You can now order through the Holiday Catalog!!! And to sweeten the deal, there is a Buy 3 Get One Free DSP sale! (on select DSP packs)

Here is the list of DSP paper that is available for the sale! https://my.stampinup.com/portal/happening-now/current-promotions/designer-series-paper-sale

Have a blessed day!

Laura

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!

3-D projects · Cute cards · Holiday · Promotions · Sale a Bration

Total Eclipse of the Heart

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I had to make a punny title!  I made this card our club last month! I love that you can use it for Valentine’s Day or any “love” occasion!  I used the cute heart in the Be Mine Stitched framelits as the O in LOVE.

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To make the letters POP, I used the  Foam Adhesive Strips because they are easy to use and are slightly higher than dimensionals. I just tied a knot and cut the banner end on the ribbon for a cute accent!

I invested in the Large Letter Framelits when I had flex points from Stampin’ Up!  They were almost FREE!

FREE??  As a demonstrator, you get flex points for each dollar you spend or earn through sales.  One main reason I love they way Stampin’ Up! rewards all types of demonstrators! Hobby demos can earn FREE products or logo items exclusive for demonstrators!   Right now is the BEST time to sign up too!  You have until June 30th to meet your minimum of $300 ($280 after your 20%).  Plus, you get EXTRA products in the CUSTOM Starter Kit!  The hard part is deciding if you want the CUTE tote that is especially designed for us in mind!  It fits the Paper Trimmer too!!  Here is mine all filled to the brim with goodies!

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Tote Option is $129 plus tax: You get $175 in your choice of current products (including pre-order) and this adorable tote!

Regular Option $99 plus tax: You get the $175 in your choice of current products!

That’s $50 more than it is during the year!  You don’t have to run it as a business!  Just be your own craft store with a permanent coupon!  And if you need help with your minimums, just ask a couple friends!  Stamp with someone or hold one event now and again!  We are here to help you!

Blessings!

Laura