Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Oh Christmas Tree!

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Don’t you love it when you come up with a design and it just gels together!!?  I have always adored vintage cards that use Sheet Music! Stampin’ Up! has answered that obsession by offering the Sheet Music Background stamp!  Just think of all the music lovers in your life and the possibilities this one stamp could give you!

To make this card even better, I paired it with the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set!  And, there is the In the Woods Framelit collection that helps you cut the tree out in a snap!  (this card would be a great one to reproduce for your seasonal card this year) And for a bonus tip: paper save by using your Smoky Slate mat as your surface to stamp your greeting.  Once you punch it out and adhere the sheet music piece on top, no one will know!

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I used Wink of Stella clear on the white areas of the tree image for an extra sparkle.  I used the Under the Mistletoe DSP for this card-but any 1″ piece from your Christmas stash will do!  I liked the DSP because it coordinated so well with the Shaded Spruce card base. ( I LOVE THIS COLOR)

Now for some serious business.  If you have the following items on  your wish list, you need to get them ASAP!  This catalog has been so popular that we are running low on these and will not have time to re stock before the catalog’s end date.  (and for your Christmas creations). Take a look at the graphic and following list.  Please go to my site and get your items.

**  Be sure to use the host code for November P4GTSGNT at check out.  I’ll even send you a gift!

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  • SNOWFLAKES & STARS WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147819)
  • SANTA’S SIGNPOST FRAMELITS DIES (item 147911)
  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • ALPINE SPORTS THINLITS DIES (item 147916)
  • SINCERELY SANTA PROJECT KIT (item 148029)
  • FESTIVE FARMHOUSE COTTON TWINE (item 147888)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • DETAILED LEAVES THINLITS DIES (item 147921)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • DETAILED DEER THINLITS DIES (item 147915)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • SWIRLS & CURLS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 147923)*
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS THINLITS DIES (item 147912)*
  • FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES (item 147922)

Stampin’ Blessings! Laura

 

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simple cards · Thank you

Thankful Country

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The Country Home stamp set is one of my favorite “go to” sets!  It captures the farmhouse style and delivers wonderful water colored results! Not to mention you can use it all year for multiple occasions!

I chose to stamp the succulent bouquet with Soft Suede ink because it was a water based ink. The Stampin’ Blends worked well with the line color because it was water based and the Blends are alcohol based.  I then chose to color the bouquet with the following Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede light/dark; Blackberry Bliss light/dark ; Mint Macaron light/dark; Cajun Craze light, and Crumb Cake light. Next, I fussy cut the image out and accented it with Wink of Stella.

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I ADORE the Chicken Wire and I pray it stays as a regular in our next Annual Catalog! I used this behind the Country Lane DSP banner I cut out.  Then, I stamped the sentiment on Mint Macaron with Blackberry Bliss Ink.  It’s all topped off with the new Braided Linen thread!  (I am on my 3rd roll already!)

Do you want to get a few items?  If you check “no contact” I can’t mail you any goodies for your first order with me!  I thank you for those who have ordered!  Here is this month’s host code!  Just use it at check out for your FREE Embossing Powder!
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Stampin’ Blessings!

Laura

 

Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Copper Baubles

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When I first saw the Beautiful Baubles Bundle in the Holiday Catalog, I liked it.  It wasn’t until I saw what people were making with it that I fell in love with the possibilities it holds!  (I have made at least 4 cards already!)

I made this one for my last Stamp a Stack.  I feel that using a monochromatic scheme can make it easier for new stampers!  But, truth be told, I HAD to use the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon!  It really was my inspiration for using the Copper Embossing Powder for the ornament!

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TIP: Stamp your ornament with VersaMark and heat emboss the copper powder before adding the ornament hanger.  You run the risk of wiping off the ornament’s powder.

Buy your Beautiful Baubles Bundle by shopping on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website! Use October’s Host code QQY9F9XX at check out to get a FREE pack of Basic Rhinestones!

 

All projects · Christmas · Holiday · simple cards · Technique Video

First Frost Delight

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I love everything Christmas!  The traditional colors are my favorite!  The Frosted Floral Suite showcases a stunning color combo in the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite product in this suite is the gorgeous pearlized  Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper! The designers put together the perfect balance of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron,  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam, and Tranquil Tide.

I love the deep jewel tones of the Blackberry Bliss and Tranquil Tide.  I started with those two colors and then started building my palate.   I added a touch of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Gray Granite.  This is a Christmas Stamp a Stack card for next weekend.  I made a video to show the tips and tricks to this card.  But, it really is a simple card to make.

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You know I had to add a touch of Wink to this card!  Rhinestones also add some bling along with the Braided Linen Trim!  I love how these non-traditional colors make the season feel cool and frosted!

Be sure to purchase your Frosted Floral Suite today by going to Laura’s Stampin’ Up Site! Get a free gift from me when you order $50 or more on my site by using hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Blessings,

Laura

 

Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Flannel Deer

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I just think of a nice fire with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winters day with this card!  I have fallen in LOVE with the NEW Buffalo Check Background stamp!  I made this card for the Christmas Stamp a Stack last weekend and it was a hit!

I always buy the wood for the background stamps for their sturdiness.  I usually prefer clear mount on all my other stamps.  To make your image clear and complete; ink up the whole background stamp with Memento Black Ink (used here) with the rubber facing up.  Take your cardstock and place it on top.  Use the one side of your grid paper (scratch paper) and fold it over on top of the stamp and cardstock.  Then take your hand and rub it over to insure the image is all on your cardstock.  The best part is the ink is not on your hand!

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The 5/8″ Striped Burlap Ribbon was the perfect choice to add some rustic texture to this card!  The Red Basic Rhinestones are a nice final touch!  Some people put their Red Rhinestones on the nose of the deer!  (face palm, duh!)

Look what is coming in a couple days!!  Hurry while supplies last!  What a great deal to start this creative addiction!  Sign up on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin site!

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Have a blessed day and happy stampin!

Laura

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Golden Deer

Que up the Christmas cards!  I saw the Dashing Deer bundle in the New Holiday Catalog and I had to have it!  I made this card for my stamp clubs this month!  I was very happy that the detail inside the deer remained after using Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder.  Looks so majestic!!

I paired it with a strip of paper from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper!  You should see the patterns in this pack!  Just gorgeous!!  And you get 4 of each of the 6 designs (2 sided/12 pages) watermarked24(2018-09-07-1437)

Next, I added some texture by running a piece of Garden Green through the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! Then I stamped the scroll with Crumb Cake color on color on the top and bottom. To create the flowing banner, I used my Bone Folder to curl the middle of the sentiment piece.  I curled the ends the opposite direction and added 2 layers of dimensionals in the center to help it keep its shape. I finished the card off with a bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

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For your order of $50 or more, I will mail you the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine for FREE!  ($8 value)! Be sure to use September’s HOST code DBD2NF34 at check out!  (deadline 9/30/18).

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Happy stamping!!

Laura

 

All projects · Kits · simple cards · Techniques

Black Ice Technique

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Every month I hold stamp club where the girls get to make 3 projects, with one card that is a technique.  I was blessed to have completed all my techniques for the rest of this year!  This month I found this awesome and popular Black Ice technique!

It’s so simple to make too!  Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Stamp your image onto Silver Foil paper with StazOn Black.
  2. Take the StazOn and then drag up and down, and side to side. You just want some random streaks of black. The StazOn works best to prevent smearing.
  3. Let it dry for a minute or two.  Then take VersaMark and drag up and down & side to side.
  4. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on the whole thing and tap off excess.
  5. Heat set the whole piece.  It takes a little longer than the metallic embossing powders.  The image will appear very crisp and deep black.  Plus the Silver will really pop!

We used the hostess set Very Vintage for this card.  We randomly stamped the vintage doily with Smoky Slate for a background.  Then we ran the Basic Gray piece through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  Finished it with a sentiment and some ribbon in the back.

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I hope you enjoyed this technique as much as we did! I may make one with the Beautiful Blizzard set next!

Be sure to order you items to get your FREE Creative Class to Go!  Refer a friend and you both will receive a FREE gift from me!\

Here is a sneak peek of the cards that were designed for the kit!  You get the consumables to make 2 of each for a total of 6!  Just purchase the items for this month-follow the link above for more info!

Blessings,

Laura