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Vintage Daisy Lane

My creative mojo was definitely flowing when I made this card! When I looked at what I had in my basket after I was done, I realized that I had made one of those $100 cards! LOL!

I used 4 punches, 2 stamp sets, a die, linen thread, epoxy gem, and cardstock. Now, I had a great tip from a fellow demonstrator on how to build your “sandwich” with your die cutting machine to help cut out all those little dots on the lace!

You will need your die cutting machine, multipurpose platform (that has tabs), precision plate, 1 clear standard pad, wax paper, lint roller, and die brush.

  1. Place one piece of wax paper onto the precision plate (which is on top of the multipurpose plate on tab 2).
  2. Then place your paper on top of the wax paper at an angle.
  3. Place a second sheet of wax paper on top of the paper.
  4. Place your Stitched Lace die on top of the wax/paper at and angle. (this helps keep the die from warping)
  5. Run it through the die cutting machine once for Whisper White and twice for other cardstock/thicker DSP)
  6. Use a lint roller to remove the small pieces.
  7. For the stubborn last few pieces, you can use the die brush to coax them out!

Works like a charm each time! My club girls have had no problems!!!

Use a Stampin’ Blend marker to color your Clear Epoxy Gems!!!

So now that you HAVE to make this card….or one similar, can I tell you about the GREAT deal that Stampin’ Up! is offering for the month of July?? For $99 plus local tax, you will get $155 in current items in the catalog of YOUR choice!! (normally it’s $125). PLUS a $10 coupon to spend in August!!! You will be eligible to order from the Holiday Catalog during pre-order!! You don’t have to sell either! My team is filled with out of town team members and local members that are here just for the fun, the new friends, and the discount! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to join now!!

You can also shop and earn in July for a $5 coupon, to use in August, for every $50 purchase! Click on Shop with Laura now!

I thought I would share the cute pictures of one of my fur babies, Jasper! He decided it was time to help out!

Have a blessed week! Laura

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Masculine · Promotions · Techniques · Thank you

Watercolor Smoosh

I saw Elizabeth Bennett’s  beautiful card on our own Demonstrator Planning Place FB page and I had to make one like it! It was our technique for our monthly stamp club too! It’s a bit messy, but it’s so worth it!

You will need the following: Stampin’ Up! Water Color Paper;  Ink Refills of your choice (I used Pacific Point, Highland Heather, and Night of Navy); Frost White Shimmer Paint, plastic wrap, paper towels, and a drop cloth/paper. (protection for your craft surface).

First you want to spritz your watercolor paper on both sides to prevent curling. I placed it on a paper towel that was folded up for more protection. Then, I dropped 2-3 of each color & the Frost White Shimmer paint onto the plastic wrap. Next, spritz it with water and place your watercolor paper/towel on top. Carefully flip it over and move the inks around until you like the mix. Let dry overnight and peel off the plastic wrap! They all turned out different and stunning! If you are in a hurry, you can pull up the wrap in a few minutes and heat set with the Heat Tool. But-it won’t have the crisp lines from the plastic wrap.

And now you can stock up on these goodies and earn $5 coupons for every $50 this month! You can use your $5 coupons in August!!! Shop by Clicking on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website

AND if you love having a discount on your craft supplies, then this is a great time to sign up too! You get an additional $30 of product to add to the normal $125! That’s $155 worth of any current product (plus business supplies-catalogs for your friends). And they are throwing in a $10 coupon to use in August (which is Holiday Catalog PRE ORDER!!)

And when you order for yourself as a demo, you still get host rewards @ $150 merchandise and the bonus coupons! That’s a lot of savings!

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Birthday · Promotions · Techniques

So Long Sweets

I love the pops of color that the How Sweet it is Suite includes!  This set will not carry over, so get it while supplies last on the Last Chance Products!

I love the contrast of the Gorgeous Grape, Costal Cabana, and Melon Mambo in the How Sweet it Is DSP!  I used this combo to jump off to create this cute card!  I used Silver Embossing Powder on Window Sheets to create the realistic jars.  Then I used the Jar of Sweet coordinating dies to cut out the jars to stamp the candy inside.  To create the illusion that the jars are on a shelf, I popped up the smaller one on dimensionals.  I HAD to use my new favorite Rectangle Stitched Dies for the Highland Heather piece!  These are the BOMB!  They just add an extra pop of texture to your card!

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I tried using the Embossing Buddy to keep the little sprays of embossing powder, but it was too hard to get the haze off of the window sheet.  I think it looks like a vintage candy shop jar, so I like it!  There is a cute little die that cuts out the treats-perfect for the front jar!  To finish this card-it screamed for the absolutely adorable Costal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon!

Be sure to check out the Retiring Lists!!!  There are quite a few items that are already sold out!

Click on the highlighted link and get yours today!  Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website

Happy Stampin!

 

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Amazingly Beautiful

7271E5F2-8954-4F16-88B2-15982210E5E1My it’s been a busy couple of weeks!  I can’t believe we are half way through April too!  I have been preparing my roomie gifts, swaps, and club projects the past few weeks.  I made this card for a On Stage Swap and had to use it for club too!  I can let you in on a secret….the Beauty Abounds stamp set and dies are carrying over!

I have to say Highland Heather is one of my favorite colors right now!  I used the Lace 3-D embossing folder to make the Basic Grey add more texture to the card.  I added some of the bubbles using Highland Heather and I used Smoky Slate for the grainy stamp.  The butterflies were stamped with Gorgeous Grape and cut out with the Die Cutting Machine. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella to this card….it just called out for it!

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I love the Silver Baker’s Twine-it helps add some dimension and whimsy to the sentiment that I used from A Big Thank You stamp set.

We had an amazing time at On Stage San Antonio! I always enjoy spending time with my team, seeing familiar faces/friends, meeting new friends, and seeing all the NEW products!!! The best part was watching my dear friend (and downline) attend her first On Stage!  Plus-she promoted to Silver the week before!  I am so proud of her and what she brings to inspire others!

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Now down to business!  It’s time to say “goodbye” to some products to make room for the new ones!  So, here is the link for the Idea Book & Catalog 2018-2019 retiring products. Be sure to get your IN COLOR reinkers, paper, and ink pads soon!  Those go first every time!

And here is the link to the Occasions Catalog 2019 retiring products.

If you would like to order just a few items, here is April’s Host Code PH34U7UW. Be sure to reap the host rewards for yourself with orders of $150 or more!  Or, you can join my team and order off of the Pre-Order in a couple weeks!  $99 plus tax for $125 in any current product!  You will have until September 2019 to meet your quarterly minimum too!

Happy Stampin’

Laura

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Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thank you · Vintage cards

Simply Enjoy Life

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We just had our quarterly team meeting and we love to do a card SWAP!  This was one that I did using the Enjoy Life stamp set!  I love the sentiments and positive affirmations that are included in this set! It has so many possibilities using the stamps a silhouette with a sunset, an action technique with the bike, or just a simple card like this one!

To create this card I stamped Pool Party onto Pool Party cardstock using the new Crackle Paint background stamp! I love this background stamp!  Then, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Embossing Folder to add more texture.  Once that was adhered down, I stamped my flower/grass stamp with Early Espresso in the bottom right corner. Next I added the butterflies, the sentiment, and the Braided Linen thread! All done!  Oh, wait…..I did Wink the Butterflies!

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It’s the LAST WEEK to get your FREE Sale a Bration items!  (and they added some catalog items too-there are a set of different codes under the Sale a Bration tab)

It’s also the last week to get an extra $50 worth of product when you join our team!  How can you pass up the ultimate bundle?  No penalties, no parties required, and we are a team that loves to share creativity!

$99 plus tax and you get $175 in any current product in your kit!! (normally $125)

OR choose the Tote option for $129 and fill the tote up with yoru $175 of product!

I am always available to chat if you have any questions or concerns!  We have a private FB page too if you are not local!  Card design challenges, sneak peek ideas, business tips for those that want to expand, and lots of encouragement!
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Enjoy your week! Laura

 

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Beautiful Butterflies

Do you remember the card I made a couple of weeks ago with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits? I kept all the ones that were cut off and created this gem!  And I have enough for one more!  The one item that made these butterflies a breeze to put together was the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheet!  Just place a piece on the cardstock color you will use for your detailed die, then run it through the Big Shot! You now have a sticker-peel off the back and place on top of the bottom color! Crazy, I didn’t even use a stamp or ink on this card!

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I LOVE the FREE Botanical Butterfly Paper!  The back side of each colorful piece of DSP has a black and white pattern!  I love this gingham with the Calypso Coral and Black! I was going to add a sentiment, but I felt it would have been too much!  Clean and Simple!

March Hostess Code is PBXJZGXM and I will also send you a FREE pack of Frosted Flower Embellishments just for ordering from me!  Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to order now!

Have a blessed week!

Laura