Birthday · simple cards

Wild Yellow Roses

My dear, dear friend (and now downline-who is a rock star) had her birthday a few days ago. I hate giving my club members and downline cards that I have done in classes. (Since they probably made them already) So I whipped this out in about 20 minutes! First I stamped the outline of the rose with Memento Black. I find it easier to use the darker and more crisp images to line up 2 and 3 step stamps. I used Daffodil Delight for the more solid color and Crushed Curry for the more detailed image. The best part of this bundle is that you can cut out the flower with your dies and die cutting machine! AND look at the gorgeous stitched shape for your sentiment!

A picture from our bedroom at our Crafting Getaway this weekend!!

The dies also included the trellis shaped border and shapes to cut out our leaves! So simple, yet a beautiful card!! Get ready, I have already created 8 card designs, made the advent calendar, the tag kit, and some ornaments!! The mojo is flowing!!

Happy Labor Day! Laura

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Cute cards · Holiday · simple cards · Thank you

Sneak Peek of Beauty & Joy

Nothing looks better than a topiary on your porch! This set was so much fun to play with and I see a ton of other ideas to use it for too! It can be used for all seasons! Just change up your color scheme and embellishments and you have a stamp set you can use all year!

This set if from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!!! Do you need one mailed to you!?? I can send one your way! This card also features the new Brick & Mortar 3-D embossing folder as well! To create the aged look on the bricks, I took a Craft White pad and dragged it across the top lightly. I then would rub in any areas that looked too streaked.

Then I used a strip of the 6×6 Regals DSP pack, Cajun Craze, to accent the side. The topiary is stamped with Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze. Next, I accented the greenery with Merry Merlot berries and Wink of Stella. It’s all finished with the sentiment of your choice!

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Cute cards · simple cards · Techniques · Thank you

Inspired by Carnations

I love flowers-especially carnations! And my husband loves that they are easier on the pocket book! 😬 Seriously-they stay alive so much longer and I can enjoy them!

The Inspiring Iris set was on my “have to have” list! Irises remind me of our childhood house and how they grew along with the daffodils every spring! My mom and I both love purple too! Miss her so much!

I made this card fort Sweet and Simple class. I started with Black Memento Ink and stamped the outline of the flowers. I followed that with Garden Green to fill in the leaves. Then, to create the carnations variation, I stamped with Blushing Bride frost and then rolled the top of the stamp with Rococo Rose. I love the results!

I ran a piece of card stock with the Scripty Embossing folder to tie in the Rocco Rose. Next I added a piece of the Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen ribbon. It was finished off with Wink of Stella clear! Finally, I added the cute and curved “thanks” sentiment on top of one of the flowers!

simple cards · Thank you · Vintage cards

Vintage Versailles

What a fun a crazy two weeks it has been! We loved visiting our family in upstate NY, but our travels home were challenging. Hubby woke up the morning of our flight and had severe back pain-shaking almost. I took him to the ER up there and it was a kidney stone. We got him some relief and got back a day later. He had another trip to our ER with 2 more! He has seen the specialist and had more scans….we think we are good!

I finally got to play with this gorgeous stamp set!!! I love vintage cards/creations, so this was on my first wish list! I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class and deceided to use it for club too!

The Woven Threads Trim is Devine! I used my Paper Snips to cut the bottom strings and pulled them off to create this fun fringe effect! I used Crumb Cake to stamp the verse in the background and Mossy Meadow for the leaves. I then stamped the scroll with Soft Suede. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the Woven Threads to the card and positioned it almost center the scroll. I distressed the Very Vanilla base and the sentiment with Crumb Cake. I used a die from the Perfect Parcel dies.

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Happy Stamping! Laura

Birthday · simple cards

Soft Flowers

I love watercolor and hydrangea flowers! The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is just gorgeous!! I love the color combination with this card-but I liked the “stamped off” images better than when I tried it with full strength ink.

I made this for my Sweet & Simple card class last month. Sometimes I have a hard time not adding more and more to a card! Occupational hazard! 🙂 I used the new Scripty 3-D Folder to make the Sahara Sand banner have some texture. I also used a Stampin’ Sponge (cut in 1/4 pieces) and some Sahara Sand ink to rub over the whole banner. It really made the script detail stand out!

My inspiration were from 2 cards that were in Stampin’ Up! publications. One was in the wonderful magazine we get quarterly, Stampin’ Success. (a perk of being a demonstrator) The other was in the catalog itself. I played with the colors until this combination made me smile! Seaside Spray, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Merry Merlot, and So Saffron was the winning combination!

The new Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets are an extra “wow” factor for this card! I also used the new Story Label Punch for a quick and easy sentiment! I finished the card with the Braided Trim bow!

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Birthday · Cute cards · simple cards

Mosaic Beauty

When we were at On Stage in April, they gave all of us a pack for the Mosiac Mood Designer Series Paper. It is gorgeous! You could just get a few dies/punches, a stamp set with a lot of differnt sentiments, and you are set! I made this one for my Sweet & Simple class last month.

I have seen so many pretty cards where people have fussy cut the roses, humming birds, and patterns out and just added a sentiment. The Mosaic Moddre is the coordinating stampe set that has a willow tree in it that is so pretty!

I used the scalloped edge die from the retired Be Mine dies. And I love the Stitched Label dies! Just look at the elegant detail! You can make simple cards that will wow your friends!!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto Mint Macaron. Next, I added some pearls to the front and some gold thread to the back. All done in less than 10 minutes!

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Blessings! Laura

Cute cards · Punch Art · simple cards

A Walk Down Daisy Lane!

TIP: stamp your daisies on the Very Vanilla on top of the base to align the images.

I was so excited when I saw the Daisy Lane stamp set in the catalog! What a great addition to the Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch from last year’s catalog! AND there is a new Medium Daisy punch that is a little smaller to help you make even more detailed flowers!

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class that I hold once a month. It is a popular class for people who are new stampers or for those that need a creative fix! I used the new Birch background stamp and stamped Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. Next, I placed the Very Vanilla piece on top of the Rococo Rose card base (my favorite new IN-Color!) and stamped the stems with Pretty Peacock. This made the placement of the daisies much easier. I then stamped the daisies off-set onto the card base and the Very Vanilla.

As you can see, I learned the hard way. But it’s still a pretty card! To finish the card, I then stamped 2 more daisies on a scrap piece of paper and then punched them out. I jused a dimensionnal to place them on top of the one on the Very Vanilla. I then added some Wink of Stella Clear to the centers. The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock and cut out with the new Timeless Label punch! I added some Pretty Peacock to a sponge and distressed the edges before adhering it with dimensionals.

I had my NEW Catlaog Launch & Customer Apprecition event last weekend! It was a hit! AND I reached my first career sales milestone!!! 100k! Here are a few items I made with the new IN Colors ! A set of cards using the A Little Lace stamp set and the In Color 6×6 card pack.

Bookmarks that show case the new In Colors! Everyone recieved one of these in their goodie bags!

Stampin’ Up! has already placed the Daisy Lane stamp set as a top seller!!! I can see why! The Medium Daisy punch is on it’s way here-I can’t wait to create more with it!