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!

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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

 

Holiday · Sale a Bration · simple cards

Forever Lovely

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Ah, the feel of love in the air!  I made this card for the monthly Sweet & Simple class.  I wanted to keep the Big Shot items to one die and not go over the top (hard to do sometimes with all these great products!). I wanted a simple heart popped up, so I chose the two hearts in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  To make the heart stitched, you nestle the to smaller heart dies together and run through one time.

I really love the photopolymer sets when it comes to 2-step stamping!  I always start with the darker color ink first.  It makes it easier to line up the 2nd stamp with the lighter ink.  I used Lovely Lipstick and Soft Seafoam for the colors.  There are a couple pops of Blushing Bride to add some whimsy.

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Grey Granite along with the All My Love DSP was used for a classic and elegant look to the card.  To finish it off, I used a tousle of Silver Baker’s Twine and the Modern Label Punch.  You could easily change the sentiment to a Happy Anniversary or a Wedding sentiment as well! I also have fell in love with the Take Your Pick tool!  It has so many great features at your finger tips!  A putty side to pick up your sequins and small paper pieces; a small spatula, a piercing tool, and two sided stylus!  Plus, you get a putty refill all for $10!

Be sure to be your own craft store!  You get a 20% discount (no coupons needed) on every purchase you make or 20% of what your friends buy!  This is such a great time of year to sign up!  Hobby demos welcome!  We have a great team across the U.S.!

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This adorable tote that was custom designed for paper crafters like us!  AND $175 in any current products of your choice!  Your first full quarter will be March-June to meet your minimum….what’s the cost?

$129 for the tote and $175 of product/business supplies or

$99 for $175 of product/business supplies

Just a fabulous deal! Click on Laura’s Website to Join the Fun now! Do you have questions? Just ask!

Blessings!

 

All projects · Christmas · Cute cards · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Merry Buffalo Check

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Are you as obsessed with the Buffalo Check craze as I am?  When I saw the Buffalo Check Background stamp, I bought it with my first order! I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class and I love how it turned out!

I highly recommend to buy the wood mount with background sets.  I like that they stamp a much more even and crisp image.

TIP: ink your stamp with your color of choice and lay your stamp rubber side up.  Place your paper on top of the rubber.  Then, pull your grid paper (or a piece of scratch paper) and rub all over to get an even image.  And no ink on you!

KRKR4311To make the sentiment pop, I used the marker to rubber method.  I always huff on it before stamping the image too! To finish it off, I used the 1/8″ Real Red ribbon and Burlap ribbon to make it look farmhouse!

Do you know that the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA is going on right now?  There are 3 different sales now through next week!  Be sure to get your favorites at 10% off! Here is the schedule of sales:

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I will send a gift to anyone who places an order of $50 or more on my site!  Be sure to mark “ok to contact” so I can mail your gift!  Also, you can use the following host code at check out!  (it ships right to you!)

Nov 2018 host code

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Sweet Candy Canes

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I love all the girls on my team!  We are having our quarterly Team Gathering & Opportunity night on November 29th! I made this card for the Make & Take!

Are you curious about what is involved with being a part of our team?

  • Just picture a discount on every purchase (or sale) without a coupon!
  • Sneak peek of new products AND you can pre-order them!
  • A wonderful community of fellow crafters near and far!
  • Opportunity to make some extra income!
  • Enjoy your hobby with quality products!

Just click on Join Laura’s Creative Corner and start a new and inspiring journey! Right now we can pre-order the following:

I almost didn’t buy the Candy Cane Season bundle-but I am so glad I did!  The photopolymer images make stamping a snap! Plus, the bundle includes the Candy Cane Builder punch-so if you need to make multiple cards, it’s in the bag!

Imagine the cute tags you can create with the Candy Cane Season set!  It also includes a “to & from” stamp!  I also adore the snowflake cluster stamp!  Look at the cute background you can create just like that!

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Another benefit of this bundle is the Bow part of the Candy Cane Builder punch! No ribbon required! (unless you want to!) Of course Wink of Stella had to be added-so addicted!

Do you stamp your envelopes?  Did you know that Stampin’ Up!’s envelopes are smooth like our Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock?  This mean your recipients can feel the excitement of your gesture before even opening the card!

img_3735Stay tuned!  I sense a awesome sale coming for Black Friday! Check back for all the details!

Happy Stampin’ Laura