Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Oh Christmas Tree!

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Don’t you love it when you come up with a design and it just gels together!!?  I have always adored vintage cards that use Sheet Music! Stampin’ Up! has answered that obsession by offering the Sheet Music Background stamp!  Just think of all the music lovers in your life and the possibilities this one stamp could give you!

To make this card even better, I paired it with the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set!  And, there is the In the Woods Framelit collection that helps you cut the tree out in a snap!  (this card would be a great one to reproduce for your seasonal card this year) And for a bonus tip: paper save by using your Smoky Slate mat as your surface to stamp your greeting.  Once you punch it out and adhere the sheet music piece on top, no one will know!

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I used Wink of Stella clear on the white areas of the tree image for an extra sparkle.  I used the Under the Mistletoe DSP for this card-but any 1″ piece from your Christmas stash will do!  I liked the DSP because it coordinated so well with the Shaded Spruce card base. ( I LOVE THIS COLOR)

Now for some serious business.  If you have the following items on  your wish list, you need to get them ASAP!  This catalog has been so popular that we are running low on these and will not have time to re stock before the catalog’s end date.  (and for your Christmas creations). Take a look at the graphic and following list.  Please go to my site and get your items.

**  Be sure to use the host code for November P4GTSGNT at check out.  I’ll even send you a gift!

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  • SNOWFLAKES & STARS WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147819)
  • SANTA’S SIGNPOST FRAMELITS DIES (item 147911)
  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • ALPINE SPORTS THINLITS DIES (item 147916)
  • SINCERELY SANTA PROJECT KIT (item 148029)
  • FESTIVE FARMHOUSE COTTON TWINE (item 147888)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • DETAILED LEAVES THINLITS DIES (item 147921)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • DETAILED DEER THINLITS DIES (item 147915)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • SWIRLS & CURLS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 147923)*
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS THINLITS DIES (item 147912)*
  • FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES (item 147922)

Stampin’ Blessings! Laura

 

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Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · Punch Art · Techniques

Winter Farmhouse

Do you love the farmhouse style? I absolutely love it! It was the first suite I was drawn to in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! The Tin Tile Embossing Folder has amazing details and using the new Galvanized Silver Foil Sheet makes it pop!

Moving on to the tree! It comes from the In the Woods dies! I love how it creates parts of the tree that are 3-D. I saw. Post on Patty Bennett’s site about using your Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and some Frost White Shimmer Paint. The results are amazing!

This picture does to do the tree justice! The Champagne Mist color is very elegant as well! (think Wink of Stella on steroids) To finish the card, I added some 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim, a Galvanized Button, some Linen Thread, and a sentiment!

This was a stamp a stack card this past weekend. I cut and spritzed the trees for them so there isn’t a log jam at the Big Shot. But the end result makes it worth it!

Confession!  After using the Big Shot for over 10 years, I have never ruined a die.  Well, I put the die and the paper on top of the sandwich.  I ran it through thinking it felt and sounded odd.  I completely bowed the die!!!!!  It was my first of 32 to make!  I cut the rest out with the warped die.  Then, I flipped it and ran it through incorrectly again.  I was so nervous!  But to my surprise, it flattened it out!  Like it never happened!  Shew!!

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Starting tonight at 12:00am, Stampin’ Up! is running a 24 hour sale on select stamp sets!  It’s to celebrate their 30th birthday!  The lists are below!  Use Hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out.  I will send you a package of Basic Rhinestones as a thank you! You can shop at Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy Stampin’!

Laura

 

Kits · paper pumpkin · Promotions

FLASH sale!!! Hurry Ends 10/10!

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  • Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set that they can use over and over!
  • At least one Classic Stampin’ Spot arrives with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, making it easy to build a collection of colorful ink spots.
  • New subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and use throughout their subscription.
  • Paper Pumpkin is an incredible value! In addition to sending you an exclusive stamp set and ink spot(s), we include everything you need to make awesome projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
  • It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Heading out of town? Grab a kit to put together during your downtime. Each monthly project fits in one little box so you can take it anywhere!
  • You get a surprise in your mailbox every month. (Who doesn’t love happy mail?)
  • Every month, we share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit so that you can pass it along to your subscribers. Just go to pumpkinhowto.com to link to our YouTube channel.
  • Create the monthly project by following the instructions included with the kit, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page and get inspired by our subscribers’ brilliant monthly projects.
  • Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink). It’s also a great way for you to show your customers the types of kits they can get with a subscription. Click here ( US | CA ) to see our current selection of past kits, available while supplies last.
  • Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards on prepaid subscriptions, and you’ll earn commissions on the full price of the subscription (excluding the additional shipping calculated at checkout).
  • You’ll love the kits! That’s our promise to you. If you’re not satisfied, call us at 1-800-STAMP UP and we’ll take care of you.

Now, what are you waiting for??  Subscribe on my Paper Pumpkin Site now!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Stay tuned!  I am editing a new VIDEO to share this week!

Laura

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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Cute cards · Kits · Promotions · simple cards · Thank you

Bring on Fall

I am so ready for fall!  This is the fifth card that I have made with the Blended Seasons bundle!  I used the cut out from my previous card to create this simple fall card!  We are making it tonight at my Sweet & Simple card class!

To create this beauty:

  1. Stamp the leaves with Early Espresso ink randomly on Soft Suede cardstock.
  2. Stamp thank you on a Crumb Cake piece and run it through the Big Shot with the smallest of the Stitched Seasons label die.  (I centered the sentiment more towards the top to leave room for the embellishments)
  3. On a scrap of Very Vanilla, use the Watercolor Assortment #2 and color with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Granny Apple Green.
  4. Cut out 2 leaves and use Wink of Stella to blend the watercolors.
  5. Tie a bow with 2 pieces of Linen Thread.
  6. Dimensionals were used to pop up the sentiment piece and glue dots for the leaves & Gold Glimmer paper.

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August 22nd is the LAST day to get your FREE Card Kit & Creative Class to Go!! Click on the blue link to read on how to get yours today! And it’s Bonus Days too! You will get a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to spend in September for every $50 increment you spend!

Happy Stamping!!

Aug 2018 FREE Card Kit

 

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!

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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