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

 

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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!

 

 

 

Birthday · Promotions · Punch Art · Techniques

Petal Garden Quilt

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I have always admired people who make quilts!  I have even thought of trying to make one.  But, I need another hobby like a hole in my head! Giggle!!  So, I decided to use the Tailored Tag Punch to make my panels and then I glued the pieces down in a semi-random pattern.  I trimmed off the excess and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

To add extra detail to the sentiment, I used my Rich Razzleberry Marker to make faux stitches.  A little ribbon and it was done (with no Wink of Stella!!)  Shocker!  This is the technique card for stamp club this month.

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Be sure to get your retiring colors before they are gone!  And I added links to the retired list for both the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog 2017-2018!  You can have it shipped to you even if you are not local to me!

Here is the April Hostess Code B9SXQTFB!  Happy Stampin’! 

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

Laura

 

Punch Art · Techniques · Thank you

Sweet & Simple Daisy Delight

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I am really addicted to the Daisy Delight Bundle!  You can make so many different cards, scrapbook pages, and 3-D projects!  I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class & Card Class at the Cancer Support Community Center that I hold once a month.  A fellow friend/demonstrator here in Frisco showed me a similar card and I had to make my own twist on it!

First, I punched out a Whisper White daisy with the Daisy Punch and placed it aside. Then I used a 2 7/8″ square of Calypso Coral and placed a dot in the center.

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I took my ruler and measured corner to corner.  It was 4″ so I marked lightly at 2″ and then rotated to measure the opposite corners.  I marked that at 2″ to get me close to perfect center.  This way when I punched it, I could see the center.

When you place the Calypso Coral (with dimensionals on the back) on top of the Whisper White, you create a daisy from the negative space.  I placed the Whisper White Daisy on top rotated to may a fluffy daisy.

I then add the beautiful Calypso Coral  Ombre’ Ribbon and matted the daisy with Basic Gray.  I did use Wink of Stella on the center of the daisy.  I stamped off the solid center with Smoky Slate, then followed with full strength of Smoky Slate.  Then toped it off with the Wink of Stella.

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I love how simple and clean it turned out!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Baby · Cute cards · Holiday · Kits · Punch Art

September Cretive Kit!

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This has to be my favorite kit that I have created!  Plus, you can purchase the Cookie Cutter Halloween set and use the same punch!  Love multiple sets for one punch! How do you get yours?

September Creative Kit by Mail 2016 

You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects. If there are punched or Big Shot pieces those will be included in your class packet.     I only have a limited amount of class kits available, so please sign up right away.    Class fee includes stamp set with project supplies, PDF file, and priority postage.   Prepaid class fees vary each month depending on the set:

Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle (stamp set& coordinating punch) $50 (includes priority shipping) Local w/no shipping $44

* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.    In the Mail Class fee due no later than September 26th, 2016  (or while supplies last). If you are interested please let me know and I will send you a PayPal link. You can add items that you may need. I will mail class packets the 1st week of September.  After I send out the class in the mail kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.

Happy Stampin’!

Laura

 

 

 

3-D projects · Baby · Punch Art

Baby Foxy Friend

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I think just about everyone just fell instantly in love with this Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating punch!  The matching DSP stack is super cute too!  I have made several critters and this was the first card I made with one.

This is a great bundle to make scrapbook pages too!

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You can punch them out and build them or stamp them out.  Even combine the two! I can’t wait to make Christmas Tags with this too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin hugs,

Laura