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 · Punch Art · simple cards

A Walk Down Daisy Lane!

TIP: stamp your daisies on the Very Vanilla on top of the base to align the images.

I was so excited when I saw the Daisy Lane stamp set in the catalog! What a great addition to the Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch from last year’s catalog! AND there is a new Medium Daisy punch that is a little smaller to help you make even more detailed flowers!

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class that I hold once a month. It is a popular class for people who are new stampers or for those that need a creative fix! I used the new Birch background stamp and stamped Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. Next, I placed the Very Vanilla piece on top of the Rococo Rose card base (my favorite new IN-Color!) and stamped the stems with Pretty Peacock. This made the placement of the daisies much easier. I then stamped the daisies off-set onto the card base and the Very Vanilla.

As you can see, I learned the hard way. But it’s still a pretty card! To finish the card, I then stamped 2 more daisies on a scrap piece of paper and then punched them out. I jused a dimensionnal to place them on top of the one on the Very Vanilla. I then added some Wink of Stella Clear to the centers. The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock and cut out with the new Timeless Label punch! I added some Pretty Peacock to a sponge and distressed the edges before adhering it with dimensionals.

I had my NEW Catlaog Launch & Customer Apprecition event last weekend! It was a hit! AND I reached my first career sales milestone!!! 100k! Here are a few items I made with the new IN Colors ! A set of cards using the A Little Lace stamp set and the In Color 6×6 card pack.

Bookmarks that show case the new In Colors! Everyone recieved one of these in their goodie bags!

Stampin’ Up! has already placed the Daisy Lane stamp set as a top seller!!! I can see why! The Medium Daisy punch is on it’s way here-I can’t wait to create more with it!

3-D projects · Cute cards · Punch Art · Thinking of You

Magnolia Madness!

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I had so much fun creating this card last weekend at our craft retreat weekend!  We timed our retreat perfectly so we can play with our pre-order products!  The Magnolia Lane Suite became my favorite to create with!  You will have to have this suite in your stash! (especially if you are from Texas).

To create this 3-D card, I used the Magnolia Memory dies to create the flowers and leaves.  I used a Sponge Dauber and some Blushing Bride to color from the center to the outer section of the petals. I used a couple Glue Dots on the backs to layer them together.  Next, I cut out the pistils with Blushing Bride and layered them on top of the Whisper White petals.  To finish off the flowers, I added some Wink of Stella and a pearl.

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They looked more like orchids, so I used the branch from the Seasonal Layers dies. The background was using one of my favorite go-to embossing folders, Subtle!!  It’s a must have! The sentiment was cut out using the new Stitched Nested Labels!  (I went a little crazy with this card!!)

Did you know that if you join our team today, you can order off the PRE-order as part of your custom kit???  Just think how jealous your friends will be that you have the newest products before they do! For $99, you get to pick $125 of current product offerings!

Then you just choose to be a smart shopper/hobby demo, a part time demo, or a business demo! Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website to sign up or shop!

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Cute cards · Promotions · Punch Art · simple cards

Simple butterflies

Oh my,  the Butterfly Gala bundle is my favorite out of the Occasions Catalog! The punch pops out both butterfly images at the same time! And the photopolymer stamps make the placement a snap! The stamps have two butterflies that line up perfect with the punch! You can make tons of them!

I used Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove among with sponge daubers to color the butterflies! Just gorgeous!

To make the Ombre look, I stamped the small solid butterfly full strength and then two more times before re-inking the stamp.  I love the Gingham Gala DSP pack and how easy it makes such gorgeous cards!  This card was made for my Sweet & Simple class.  Now I need to make a Valentine’s Day card for the 2nd card!

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This is a sweet deal for you craft addicts!!!  $129 for the tote PLUS $175 in current catalog items of YOUR choice!!

Don’t need a tote?  (why??? It’s custom designed to fit our trimmer, paper, inks, and much more!) $99 and you can just choose the $175 in current product!  No obligation or cancelation penalties!

Blessings!

Laura

 

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

 

Birthday · Cute cards · Punch Art

Lemonade!!

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How fun are lemons when it starts to feel like summer??  We made this card for my Stamp a Stack of cards a few weeks ago.  This card is simple to make with the Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating Lemon Punch!  The lemons have the thick black and white striped paper from the Petal Passion DSP (that is retiring! -sniffle!) that anchors the main images.  Then the petals and lemons were stamped with Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  To create depth, we used dimensionals.

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Next, we wrapped Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the Whisper White piece of paper.  To finish the card, we added Basic Rhinestones and a bright Lemon Lime Twist card base!

Such a fun card for a birthday-and uni-sex too!

Can you believe the NEW Idea Book and Catalog is going to be live in 10 days??? Do you need a catalog?  You can’t wait?? Then check out the Share What You Love bundles!! It’s an early release option for those who are itching to get their hands on new Stampin’ Up! products!

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Creative Kits to Go will be back for June!! Stay tuned on how to get a FREE card kit with purchase each month!  It’s like a class in your home-and I am there virtually!