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Lovely Bees

Who doesn’t love bees? (well not right in my face) But they are soooo beneficial for the environment, pollination, honey, and defying physics! I love the colors of black, white, yellow, and gold together!!

We had our Team Gathering last month. I have always wanted to do a Card Gut challenge! We all got the same sized pieces of cardstock and DSP in an envelope. We all were allowed to add extra colored paper, embellishments, and stamps. We just couldn’t alter the paper included in the card guts! I posted three of our team’s cards on this post!

During Sale-a-bration, one of the FREE items choices is the Golden Honey Specialty DSP! I LOVE THIS PAPER! Playful and yet elegant patterns of black, white, and gold to make your projects gorgeous! And since it specialty paper, it’s thicker and metallic!

I started with the card guts: Thick Whisper White cardstock, Golden Honey DSP, Basic Black. I ran the Basic Black through the die cutting machine with the Hammered Metal 3-D folder. I wanted a pop of yellow, so I added a mat piece of Daffodil Delight. I ran a piece of Gold Foil through the die cutting machine with the hive die for a fun accent.

To create the bees I stamped with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with the Shimmer Black embossing powder! Have you tried it yet? It made the bees so fun and whimsical! I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the sentiment!

Now to show you the team’s creations!

Connie’s Creation using blends, gold foil, and gold edged trim ribbon
Kathy used a sponge technique to color the card base. The bees and bike were colored too!
Kelli used gold foil and the bee dies.

I hope you enjoyed the card cards we all made from the same pieces! Be sure to check out all the great new products in the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration freebies! Laura’s Stampin Up! website.

Want more bang for your buck? Sign up to be part of our team! Local or out of town! We welcome hobby demos too! It’s all for fun and your own discount! (once your friends find out, they may help you too). For $99 plus local tax (free shipping) you get $125 of your choice of any current catalog. PLUS, during SAB, you get a mini paper trimmer perfect for traveling, a 6×6 sampler DSP pack of the DSP in the Mini Catlaog, plus ANY stamp set of your choice! You have until June 30th to meet your first quarter minimum to stay active ($300 a quarter before your 20% discount) Yes, 20% off all your goodies going forward! Let me know if you have questions!

Product List
Honey Bee Bundle
$41.25
Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set
$20.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Detailed Bee Dies
$26.00
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Oooh La La

I remember thumbing through the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and thinking this set was cute. It wasn’t until I saw tons of super adorable cards made on Pinterest and the internet that I HAD to have it! This card was designed in minutes! Simple and perfect for your fashion divas in your life! I can see so many more wonderful ideas coming for this card!

Petal Pink is usually not one of my first colors that I turn to, but it really works with this card! I started by stamping the floral bunches and sprigs on Petal Pink card stock with Black Memento ink randomly. Then I stamped the perfume bottle and cut it out with the coordinating die. There is a fun watercolor swoosh that I stamped with Petal Pink in the center of the bottle. Of course I had to use Wink of Stella to make the perfume bottle sparkle!

Next I stamped the sentiment in Black Memento and cut it out with the scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon behind the cardstock with the sentiment. I used dimensionals to make the images pop! To finish off the card, I placed a Champagne Basic Rhinestone!

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Product List
Dressed To Impress Bundle (English)
$47.50
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Floral Music

I seriously cannot get enough of this set! I LOVE it! I grew up playing the piano on a very beginner level. I sold my piano when I was in my early 20’s because I didn’t want to move it. I sadly have lost my touch when reading music, but I love hearing music played on the piano! What is your favorite type of musical instrument?

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class this month! You can always add a valentine sentiment (or which ever one you need). We just stamped the music staff and treble clef with Black Memento and added notes. Then, we colored the inside of the heart with the Poppy Parade dark Blends. We added Dimensionals to pop up the Whisper White piece.

The Peaceful Poppies DSP makes such a beautiful back drop for any card! You almost don’t need stamps! (eek!) TIP: To make bows effortlessly, place a glue dot under where you start your knot. This will hold it while you loop your bow!

I hope you enjoyed this cheerful card! Please visit my store for your favorite items! I included the products below with links for easy shopping! Or you can shop by clicking on the “Shop Now” tab above! Be sure to get your FREE Sale-a-Bration items with each $50 you spend! And there are coordinating products !!!

Product List
Music From The Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Poppy Parade Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Birthday · Sale a Bration · simple cards

Purple Poppies

I always thought poppies were red in color, but when I googled it, I found out there is a wide array of colors! So, I chose to use one of my favorite colors, Highland Heather! I love the stamp with a bunch of poppies! They make a wonderful focal point and it keeps the card simple!

I made this card for my quarterly team gathering and I will also showcase it for my February Sweet & Simple class! This card is so easy to make-you can finish it in 10 minuets! First, stamp the bunch of poppies with Memento Black ink and color with the Highland Heather Blends. Then adhere it to a Basic Black mat that has the Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkle Seam Ribbon. But, did you notice it was green?? I love white ribbon-you can always coordinate your card with Blends! I used the Dark Granny Apple Green for this one!

I finished it off with the single poppy stamped in color on color and the sentiment! Love love the way this card turned out!

Guess what is coming out today?? Coordination dies!!! Sqeee! As a demo, we were able to purchase them during the pre-order.

Check out all the cute dies as Brian shows you all the tips and tricks! He is a genuine and great guy! I have had the pleasure of talking to him several times and he has some great dance moves!

Bonus!!! The Tulip Punch & Umbrella Builder punch coordinate with the DSP!

So, head on over to my store and grab yours today! Be sure to purchase in $50 increments so you can get more bang for your buck! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website (https://Lvenvertloh.stampinup.net) on February 4th! Or click on the “shop now” tab at the top!

February Host Code is RQF7EPC3-use this for a free thank you gift!

Product List
Painted Poppies Bundle
$52.00
Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Granny Apple Green Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25

Promotions · Sale a Bration · Thank you · Vintage cards

Vintage Paris

I love everything that has the Eiffel Tower on it! It’s just so majestic and such a beautiful focal point! I have already made 2 cards with the Parisian Blossoms suite and I have several more ready to go! (once I can sit still-ha!)

This card was for my monthly stampers club! We started by stamping the script words with Crumb Cake on to Crumb cake paper. (we did stamp off the full strength first on to our grid paper). Next, we used the Parisian Flourish 3-D folder (151474, page 15 in the Mini Catalog) to create the gorgeous background! To make it have a more vintage feel, we used a sponge to rub across the raised areas.

Next we added some 3/8″ Scalloped Lace trim to create some softness to our vintage card. We then ran some Basic Gray for the Eiffel Tower, Blushing Bride for the blossom, and some Silver Foil for the word through the die cutting machine. A pearl was the final touch! What do you think?

Be sure to get your FREE Sale-a-bration items with every $50 you spend! Plus, order through me (be sure to mark ok to contact) and I will mail you a thank you gift! Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Parisian Beauty Cling Stamp Set (English)
$21.00
Parisian Dies
$27.00
Parisian Beauty Bundle (English)
$43.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Very Vanilla 3/8" (1 Cm) Scalloped Lace Trim
$7.00
Pearl Basic Jewels
$5.00
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Sheltering Umbrella

The Umbrella Builder Punch helps make cards pop in a snap!

My bestie and I just went on a craft retreat last weekend! It was so nice to have some creative time after such a busy holiday! We live in the crazy weather state-Texas! While at the retreat-we had severe weather (including tornadoes) and snow the next morning! Just crazy! But it inspired me to use this lovely Under My Umbrella Bundle!

I saw a card on Pinterest that inspire me to use the No Line Watercolor technique for the main image!i love the softness it created! To create this: use ink pads or markers to stamp the lined portion of your stamp on to paper. The. You will use a Blender pen and re-inker to color the insiders the image in the matching color. The results are stunning!

Next step is to stamp the umbrella on to the card stock color of your choice and punch it out. I added some extra bling with the new Champagne Basic Jewels! That needs to be a staple in our main catalog! Love these! Next, I added some rain drops in Pool Party on Pool Party cardstock. I cut out the stamped image and sentiment using the Stitched Nested labels. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella on the flowers!

Be sure to get your bundle today and start making some adorable cards! With Sale a Bration, you can earn a SAB catalog item with each $50 you order!! Or join our team to get a permanent 20% discount with the ability to increase that discount! We welcome hobby and business demos! Just $99 plus tax and you build your own kit with current products up to $125! AND look what else!!

A sweet and portable mini paper trimmer, a 6×6 sampler of the DSP in the Mini Catalog, and a stamp set of YOUR choice!

Be sure to click on join today up on the top menu bar or click on Laura’ Stampin’ Up! Website!

Have a blessed day! Laura

Product List
Under My Umbrella Bundle (English)
$30.50
Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$16.00
Umbrella Builder Punch
$18.00
Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Birthday · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Simple Poppies

I needed a couple of quick cards the other day and I had just opened the new Peaceful Poppies DSP pack! The colorful patterns made it so easy to add a sentiment and some dimension-then done!

I made one for a dear friend of mine that I wanted to cheer up. The other if was for my sister in law’s birthday. It’s January 4th, and it sneaks up on me every year! Birthdays around the holidays are hard. I try so hard to separate their birthday from the holiday.

To create some dimension, I ran a piece of Basic Black through the die cutting machine and then added some Silver Thread tousled behind it. I then punched out a small sentiment and adhered it with dimensionals. The finishing touch was a little Wink of Stella on the main flowers.

I stamped the poppy flower with Poppy Parade color on color for the card base. I cut the from the same sheet of DSP, but a little smaller. I framed it with a Basic Black mat that was run through with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I finished it off with a sentiment and some Wink of Stella.

Earn FREE Sale-a-bration products with every $50 purchase!

You can earn free products by ordering this bundle or suite! The bundle contains the Painted Poppies stamp set and Painted Labels Dies-you earn 1 FREE item! IF you order the whole suite (one code and you get all the goodies on page 25 of the Mini) 153938, you earn 2 and so close to a third! AND if you get a couple more items, you also earn the host benefits for yourself! No party needed!! ANY $150 order or more will get you 3 SAB items the host benefits! Shop Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website today!

I am off to a craft retreat this weekend! I will have PLENTY to share when I am back next week! Hugs,

Laura

Product List
Painted Poppies Bundle
$52.00
Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Painted Labels Dies
$35.00
Silver Metallic Thread
$3.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards

Music in my Heart

I swear it was just October! The holidays were crazy busy and my craft room was a disaster area! But, I am re-organized and re-energized! I am making some improvements to my blog and my events this year!

I finally was able to play with my pre-order goodies from the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog! The Music from the Heart stamp set was top on my wish list! I grew up playing the piano (not well, but I could do it) and I love all types of music! I have fond memories with songs and pieces from over the years! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (yes, I know-crazy!), I wanted to create a card with a musical vibe!

First, I stamped the music notes and hearts onto a piece of Whisper White. I then cut a 5″x 3 3/4″ piece of the From My Heart DSP from the middle of the longer side to the midline of the piece of DSP. I created the folds by creasing them with my bone folder. I placed a Glue Dot under the flaps so they would stay down. Then I adhered that piece onto the stamped Whisper White piece to look like music was coming out of the opening. I used Basic Black as a mat on top of a Real Red card base.

Next, I stamped the piano on a scrap piece of Whisper White and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes dies. I colored it with the Basic Black and Real Red dark blends. I adhered it with dimensionals and adorned it with Basic Rhinestones. Inside was stamped with the treble clef and a love sentiment. That way it can be used for more than a Valentine’s Day card!

Are you ready for all the whimsical and fancy new products?? If your wish list is long like mine, you should consider joining our team! You get 20% off your purchases once you sign up! Then you have until June 2020 to meet your first quarterly minimum of $300! ($280 after your 20%) I always tell my team to order a little every month and to ask friends. We all know a few crafty friends that would love to help you meet your minimums and feed your creative habit!

Look at the additional items you get with the Sale-A-Bration incentive! A Mini-Paper Trimmer, a sampler of the 6×6 dsp, and a stamp set of your choice! That is on top of the $125 of any current product of your choice! (just $99 plus local tax) What do you have to loose? You don’t have to hold events-just enjoy the discount!

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)

Be sure to visit Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to shop or join today!

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