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First Frost Delight

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I love everything Christmas!  The traditional colors are my favorite!  The Frosted Floral Suite showcases a stunning color combo in the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite product in this suite is the gorgeous pearlized  Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper! The designers put together the perfect balance of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron,  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam, and Tranquil Tide.

I love the deep jewel tones of the Blackberry Bliss and Tranquil Tide.  I started with those two colors and then started building my palate.   I added a touch of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Gray Granite.  This is a Christmas Stamp a Stack card for next weekend.  I made a video to show the tips and tricks to this card.  But, it really is a simple card to make.

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You know I had to add a touch of Wink to this card!  Rhinestones also add some bling along with the Braided Linen Trim!  I love how these non-traditional colors make the season feel cool and frosted!

Be sure to purchase your Frosted Floral Suite today by going to Laura’s Stampin’ Up Site! Get a free gift from me when you order $50 or more on my site by using hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Blessings,

Laura

 

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Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Flannel Deer

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I just think of a nice fire with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winters day with this card!  I have fallen in LOVE with the NEW Buffalo Check Background stamp!  I made this card for the Christmas Stamp a Stack last weekend and it was a hit!

I always buy the wood for the background stamps for their sturdiness.  I usually prefer clear mount on all my other stamps.  To make your image clear and complete; ink up the whole background stamp with Memento Black Ink (used here) with the rubber facing up.  Take your cardstock and place it on top.  Use the one side of your grid paper (scratch paper) and fold it over on top of the stamp and cardstock.  Then take your hand and rub it over to insure the image is all on your cardstock.  The best part is the ink is not on your hand!

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The 5/8″ Striped Burlap Ribbon was the perfect choice to add some rustic texture to this card!  The Red Basic Rhinestones are a nice final touch!  Some people put their Red Rhinestones on the nose of the deer!  (face palm, duh!)

Look what is coming in a couple days!!  Hurry while supplies last!  What a great deal to start this creative addiction!  Sign up on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin site!

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Have a blessed day and happy stampin!

Laura

Christmas · Contests · Holiday · Techniques

Farmhouse Wreath

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I am definitely feeling the holiday spirit starting to sink in!  (now if the weather in Texas would just cooperate)  I just held the first of two Stamp a Stack of Christmas Cards this past weekend!  This was one of the fun cards that the girls made!

It’s so simple too!  Just run the Seasonal Wreath EF through the Big Shot.  Use a sponge dauber and some Old Olive ink and apply to your raised surface.  I used a slight circular motion with light to medium pressure.  Then I added berries with the journaling end of the Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker.  Did you notice that I colored the Tea Room Ribbon with the same marker!?  Cool huh?

It needed a little more texture, so I ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot using the new Corrugated EF!  (I found the if the lines are horizontal with the embossing folder while running it through works best)

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Next I took the sentiment from Hearts Come Home and stamped it with Black Memento ink.  This was a fun card to create and I know the girls loved it this weekend!

Who is ready for a contest???  I am celebrating World Card Making Day this week with Stampin’ Up!  To see a complete list of discounted items that Stampin’ Up! has offered, click on World Card Making Day 201810.01.18_SHAREABLE_WCMD_NA

Now, for the CONTEST!  Invite your friends to my blog, Laura’s Creative Corner or my Facebook Page Laura’s Creative Corner to get your name in the bag!

each friend added = 1 ticket per friend

if you and your friend order through my website = 5 tickets each

if your new friend is local and comes one of my events = 3 tickets

if you or your friend joins my team = automatic FREE gift for each that joins!

What will you win??? Your choice of the Beautiful Baubles stamp set OR Alpine Adventure stamp set. (blocks not included)

Order or join  Laura Venvertloh’s Stampin, Up! Webpage

Use hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Please comment that you added you or your friend.  You can email me as well at Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net  Just mention the World Card Making Contest in the header. This is a promotion only available through Laura Venvertloh and not Stampin’ Up!

Contest ends October 7th 2018 @ 12:00am CST

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Golden Deer

Que up the Christmas cards!  I saw the Dashing Deer bundle in the New Holiday Catalog and I had to have it!  I made this card for my stamp clubs this month!  I was very happy that the detail inside the deer remained after using Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder.  Looks so majestic!!

I paired it with a strip of paper from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper!  You should see the patterns in this pack!  Just gorgeous!!  And you get 4 of each of the 6 designs (2 sided/12 pages) watermarked24(2018-09-07-1437)

Next, I added some texture by running a piece of Garden Green through the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! Then I stamped the scroll with Crumb Cake color on color on the top and bottom. To create the flowing banner, I used my Bone Folder to curl the middle of the sentiment piece.  I curled the ends the opposite direction and added 2 layers of dimensionals in the center to help it keep its shape. I finished the card off with a bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

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For your order of $50 or more, I will mail you the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine for FREE!  ($8 value)! Be sure to use September’s HOST code DBD2NF34 at check out!  (deadline 9/30/18).

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Happy stamping!!

Laura

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions

Last Chance! Blended Seasons!

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I made this card for our Quarterly Team Gathering!  Cute and simple, plus it features all of the items that you can purchase now through TOMORROW!  It features the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils and the colors are amazing! A great compliment to our first assortment!  And there are also the Stitched Seasons (sold as a bundle or separate) dies that create visual interest and texture to your projects!

I also have fallen in love with the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder!  It creates a textured card stock feel to your smooth card stock!  Of course I used Wink of Stella on my Crushed Curry flower buds for subtle bling! Plus it helps blend the watercolors too!  Just be sure to brush off on your scratch paper after you are done.

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How do you order these great items?  Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and create an account.  Then choose me as your demonstrator!  If you order $150 or more you can reap the host rewards AND earn $15 in coupons to spend in September!  That’s like double the hostess rewards!  (but you should check out the Ultimate Bundle tab on the top of my page!)

I am off to a craft retreat for this holiday weekend!  I can’t wait to be with my crafting friends!  Stay tuned for LOTS of new creations!

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Holiday · Promotions · Thank you

Colorful Seasons-Fall

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During the month of August, you can purchase this versatile Blended Seasons bundle!  The stamp set covers fall, Christmas, wedding, and floral images great for any occasion!  Plus, the Stitched Seasons Framelits are a must have for cutting out sentiments or adding that extra dimension to your project!  To sweeten this deal, Stampin’ Up! added NEW Watercolor Pencil colors too! This whole offering is great for scrapbooking too!

There are 3 different sizes of stitched labels that nestle inside one another.  The best part is that the die cuts a stitched outline on both the cut out and the negative!  This alone doubles your value creating a frame to tuck in an image or a sentiment.  That is what I wanted to showcase with my card today!

My inspiration came from a sample that Stampin’ Up! posted for this bundle.  I first off set the smallest of the label framelits and cut out a section of Crumb Cake for the card base. (and kept the cut out for another card).  Then, I stamped the leaves in a random pattern using Early Espresso ink.  Next, I used various colors from both Watercolor Pencils (assortments 1 & 2) to make fall color leaves. (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive) I used a Blender Pen to blend the colors together for a more natural look.  I LOVE these watercolor pencils!  They blend so easily with blender pens or water.  Plus, they look great with out using any blending tools!

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I cut out 2 Copper Foil leaves and used a bow of Copper Trim.  The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso as well!

So, go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to order yours today!  Use hostess code XJHF9WKS at check out!  If you are a new customer, I will send you a thank you gift separate!

August Hostess CodeAnd here are a few other samples that Stampin Up! shared when they rolled out this bundle!0718_FLYER_COLORYOURSEASON_US-page-0

Lastly, don’t forget about Bonus Days! Your purchase of these products will help you earn at least one $5 coupon to spend in September!

Happy Stampin’~

Laura

 

Holiday · Sale a Bration

Panda in Love

I just love this Party Panda set!  And I thought with Valentine’s Day coming up next week that I could use this set!  I used the “love you” heart from the Lots of Love stamp set and the Sweet & Sassy Hearts framelits.

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I added some Red Glimmer paper along with the Petal Passion DSP strip.  I added this card to my Sweet & Simple class next week!

Have you seen the Creative Kit to Go??  Do you want to know what comes inside the kit?  Check out the post February Creative Class to Go!  The cards are just beautiful!  Plus, you can earn FREE Sale a Bration Items with every $50/$100 purchases!

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Stampin Hugs,

Laura