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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

 

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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.

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Laura

 

Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Technique Video

Bright Country Floral

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Don’t you just love it when you are playing around with a new product and a stunning card emerges?  The 2nd release of Sale-a-bration products are availbale and this is one of the new FREE items!  The Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder can be yours FREE with a $50 purchase!

I was just wanting to see the amazing details that it created and then I took out my Daubers. I wanted to match the gorgeous Painted Seasons DSP (another free item/bundle with a $100 purchase) colors, so I chose Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, and Mango Melody.  Just a light swipe with the inked dauber is all you need!  I accented the flowers with Call Me Clover for the leaves.  I love how it turned out!

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I also added Wink of Stella clear to the roses for a touch of bling!  I didn’t have any Poppy Parade ribbon, so I took some 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon, a dauber, and the Poppy Parade ink to create a coordinating ribbon! Did you see the cool new punch?  You can order yours on March 1st!  They are unveiling new limited edition coordinating Sale-a-bration products to compliment your new FREE items!

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It’s called the Story Label punch!  Psssst!  There is a new stamp set to coordinate with that called More Than Words!  (ok now that song is in my head!) I used one of the Layering Ovals to make a nice mat for the sentiment.

Here is the video tip on how to create your own coordination colored ribbon!

I hope you enjoyed today’s creation!  Craft on!

Laura

Holiday · Sale a Bration · simple cards

Forever Lovely

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Ah, the feel of love in the air!  I made this card for the monthly Sweet & Simple class.  I wanted to keep the Big Shot items to one die and not go over the top (hard to do sometimes with all these great products!). I wanted a simple heart popped up, so I chose the two hearts in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  To make the heart stitched, you nestle the to smaller heart dies together and run through one time.

I really love the photopolymer sets when it comes to 2-step stamping!  I always start with the darker color ink first.  It makes it easier to line up the 2nd stamp with the lighter ink.  I used Lovely Lipstick and Soft Seafoam for the colors.  There are a couple pops of Blushing Bride to add some whimsy.

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Grey Granite along with the All My Love DSP was used for a classic and elegant look to the card.  To finish it off, I used a tousle of Silver Baker’s Twine and the Modern Label Punch.  You could easily change the sentiment to a Happy Anniversary or a Wedding sentiment as well! I also have fell in love with the Take Your Pick tool!  It has so many great features at your finger tips!  A putty side to pick up your sequins and small paper pieces; a small spatula, a piercing tool, and two sided stylus!  Plus, you get a putty refill all for $10!

Be sure to be your own craft store!  You get a 20% discount (no coupons needed) on every purchase you make or 20% of what your friends buy!  This is such a great time of year to sign up!  Hobby demos welcome!  We have a great team across the U.S.!

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This adorable tote that was custom designed for paper crafters like us!  AND $175 in any current products of your choice!  Your first full quarter will be March-June to meet your minimum….what’s the cost?

$129 for the tote and $175 of product/business supplies or

$99 for $175 of product/business supplies

Just a fabulous deal! Click on Laura’s Website to Join the Fun now! Do you have questions? Just ask!

Blessings!

 

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