Cute cards · simple cards · Thank you

Sweet Robins

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Free as a Bird is one fun set to create with for me!  The birds are just so stinkin’ cute sitting on the branch!  Notice the fun shape for the frame it is stamped on?  It’s from the new Stitched Nesting Dies!  There are several sizes and with the double stitching, you can use the negative piece as well as the original piece!  Paper saving always makes me happy!!

I created the background using the coordinating Bird Ballad DSP and Soft Suede stamped with the new Birch background stamp!  I love the new cling stamps, especially with the background stamps! You can use the Stamparatus to make your background come out perfect!  It sticks in place while you ink and clean the stamp!!

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There are some darling embellishments in the Bird Ballad Trinkets!  I chose a key this card, but you can add a sprig, a flower, or a bow too!

To create the watercolor look, I did use the Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral (light/dark), Soft Suede (light/dark), Mossy Meadow (light/dark), and Crumb Cake (light/dark).  Then I went over where I wanted to blend and highlight with the Color Lifter.

I know you can’t order quite yet from the New Catalog, but it’s only 2 weeks away!  If you are local, come join us at my Annual Open House & Customer Appreciation event on June 2nd!  Come and go from 12pm-6pm!!  Lots of new products to touch and feel! Snacks, a doorprize, a goody bag for those who RSVP, a make n take, and of course, your copy of the catalog!  Not local??  I can mail one to you!

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on some new Stampin’ Up! product, you should join our team!  I have members in other states as well as local!  For $99-you get $125 of YOUR choice (including the pre-order items!!!) in your kit!  Then you just decide if you want to be a smart shopper with a permanent 20% coupon to your own craft store or you can hold a few events to create some extra income!

Benefits of crafting include: accomplished feelings, creative surges, new friends, bonding with current friends, cheaper than therapy, a community of creative people, and so much more!!!

Sign up at Laura’s Stampin’ Up! team.

If you just want to shop: www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

There is still time to get your hands on the Everything is Rosy collection and Last Chance Items!

Blessings!! Laura

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simple cards · Thinking of You

Simply Soft Butterflies

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I was cruising around Pinterest and saw a card by Tami White and this creation happened!  The Floral Romance Specialty DSP has these gorgeous vellum patterned papers in the collection! You get 12 sheets total: 6 vellum sheets (3 each of 2 designs) and 6 double sided sheets (3 each of 2 designs).  You can makes so many simple and beautiful cards with this pack of paper!  Or scrapbook your floral memories using it for your scrapbooking!

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I used Glue Dots behind the flowers on the vellum so you couldn’t see them. Then I used Mossy Meadow to mat the DSP.   Next, I stamped the butterflies with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punched them out with the Butterfly Duet punch!  (they both will be in the NEW catalog!).  To color the butterflies, I used daubers in ink pads.  First I used Blushing Bride in the centers of their bodies and then Rich Razzleberry for their outer wings.  Of course what card isn’t complete without Wink of Stella!!  It also helped blend the colors together!  I finished it off with a sentiment on a piece of Whisper White popped up on dimensionals.

04-01-19_th_img_q2_oop_1Look what will be available May 1st!!!  Everything is Rosy Product Medley!  Stay tuned for more details!!

The Retired List is HERE!!  Be sure to get your In Color paper, ink, refills, and matching embellishments before they sell out!!  Just logon to my Stampin’ Up! website and get yours today!  Ordering a little?  Just used host code PH34U7UW at checkout and I will mail you a gift just for ordering from me!  Or you can order $150 or more and reap the host rewards!  (or just spend $99 to join and get $125 in the products of your choice) Imagine being able to PREORDER next month!!!

Easter Blessings!

Laura

 

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

 

Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thank you

Filigree Fun

Who loves patterns and pops of color?  This bundle is for you!  Look at this gorgeous Florentine Thinlits Die!  I see so many possibilities with he negative pieces-so I kept them to the side!

To make this card, I ran a piece of Early Espresso through the Big Shot using the Florentine Thinlit die.  A great feature of the coordinating Florentine Filigree stamp set is the patterns are all on one stamp lined up for you!  Place your filigree that you cut out over a piece of Whisper White. Then place them on a block, ink it up, and stamp where the negative spaces are!

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To make the sentiment stand out I stamped it on a small Gray Granite banner piece.  Then I stamped the medallion stamp with Flirty Flamingo on to Whisper White and then again on Costal Cabana with Costal Cabana Ink. (well, I cleaned them in between of course). I used a 2″ and 1 3/4″ circle punch to cut them out.  Next, I layered them and used dimensionals to create more depth.

A few pearls to give it a little extra elegance and we are done!

IF YOU WANTED THE GINGHAM RIBBON that was a Saleabration Free item, you are IN Luck!  They got some more in the warehouse-but only while supplies last!

Back for a limited time!

Use the March Hostess code: PBXJZGXM at check out!  I will even send you a FREE pack of Frosted Flower Embellishments for ordering through me as a thank you! (it will be mailed separate-be sure to not choose “no contact”.) Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website

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Laura

 

Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Incredible Bluebonnets

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This is one creative way to use the stamps in the Incredible Like You stamp set!  I saw a few on Pinterest and Stampin’ Up!’s site-so I had to recreate it!  I used Night of Navy and Blueberry Bushel to create the bluebonnets.  To create softer flowers, I stamped twice with the inked stamp before re-inking it.  The stems of the flowers are stamped in Call Me Clover and are stamped twice as well.

I love the cascading from one side to the other to leave room for the sweet sentiment!  To make the outside base look soft and not overpowering, I used the Subtle Embossing Folder. This is a must have embossing folder!  It’s so versatile and I use it a lot!

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As you can see, I used Wink of Stella on some of the blossoms to make it sparkle!

LOOK at what came out on March 1st!!! This is on top of the 1st and 2nd release of products!!  Be sure to shop Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website! Use March’s hostess code PBXJZGXM check out!  I will send you a free pack of Frosted Flower Embellishments as a thank you!

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Eight new redemption options include the Painted Seasons Designer Series 12×12 Paper, which is a Sale-a-Bration exclusive, plus these items from the main catalog:

  • Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (page 198)
  • Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder (page 223)
  • Mini Pizza Boxes (Page 193)
  • Pearlized Doilies (x2) (page 192)
  • Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon spool (x2) (page 201)
  • Petal Promenade Designer Series 12×12 Papers (page 190)

NOTE: you’ll need to use these special item codes above in order to get the item(s) free, NOT the regular catalog item number.
sab newHappy Stampin!

Laura

 

paper pumpkin · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Techniques · Thinking of You

Soft Lilies

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I love Sale-a-bration!  Who doesn’t like FREE items, extra rewards, and/or bonus credit to join up?

  • Free items with every $50 or $100 purchase!
  • Earn an extra $25 in host rewards with parties at $250 and up!
  • Get an extra $50 in free products in the custom starter kit!

This is one of the sets in the Sale-a-bration catalog!  To sweeten this FREE item, on March 1st- there will be coordinating framelits! 03-01-19_header_q1_oop_na03-01-19_th_q1_oop_lily This card was made using the Subtle Embossing Folder after I stamped the lilies.  I used Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz for a soft and springy look. After I ran it through the Big Shot, I used Wink of Stella to add some glimmer to the flowers. The Floral Romance DSP was used for a soft and elegant background for the main image.

Then I chose the Stitched Label out of Stitched Labels Framelits to cut out the sentiment.  A couple of Rhinestones completed the look!  We made this card at club for the Faux Canvas technique!

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Do you need a no fuss, ready to go, and all inclusive creative escape?  Try out Paper Pumpkin!  The March kit will celebrate 6 years of Paper Pumpkin!  A surprise subscription box comes to you every month-everything you need (well except scissors) is in the box! It’s a great way to bond with your kids, friends, or a fun project for you!

Sign up by clicking the Laura’s Paper Pumpkin link

  • Fold out instructions, Ink Spots, and all the goodies you need are inside!
  • Pre-pay for you or for a gift in 1-3-6-12 month increments.
  • Follow the Paper Pumpkin FB page, Pinterest, and IG for alternative designs.
  • No penalty for canceling-(10th of each month is the billing date)
  • You can suspend your subscription by the 10th of each month.

02.05._PP_08_SHAREABLE_NEWHappy stampin’!

Laura