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Simply Beautiful Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Haven suite was the one page that really took my breath away! I love purple and all shades of purple. But, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! It might be that I am jealous that I can’t grow them in Texas. Some people have a space around their house that can accommodate the cooler shade/temperatures. Not our house! It will scorch with the west facing sunset!

Thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Concept Artists, I can surround myself with these gorgeous flowers! This card was a nice and simple card that our club made for January. The bloom part was cut out using the Hydrangea Dies and I stamped the stem with Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I followed with Old Olive inked on the 2 step stem (the fill stamp). The Gorgeous Grape piece was run through the Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder to add some dimension and texture.

Up Close Hydrangea
Notice the detailed blossoms that you can pop up with your stylus!

The background was randomly stamped using Highland Heather with the small single bloom (it looks like a small butterfly too, bonus!) with color on color. The small tag is part of the Hydrangea Dies and there are several sentiments in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

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Thank you for stopping by! Until the next creation!

Laura

Product List
Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection
$88.50
Hydrangea Haven Photopolymer Stamp Set
$26.00
Hydrangea Dies
$32.00
Hydrangea Haven Bundle
$52.00
Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
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Simple Peony Card

The NEW Prized Peony suite is just gorgeous! The Peony dies make realistic peony paper flowers with ease. The Prized Peony set has simple sentiments, detailed stamps, and a touch of background whimsy! The colors in the suite are create a soft feel- Petal Pink, Whisper White, Gray Granite, and Basic Gray.

To make this super easy card, you will fold a piece of Gray Granite (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) card stock and crease it with your Bone Folder. Next, stamp the grunge diamond pattern randomly with Gray Granite ink (stamped off once) onto your card stock base. Then stamp the larger peony on a piece of Whisper White (4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″) using Petal Pink ink. There is a scalloped border in the Peony Dies set that I used to cut the Whisper White piece at the bottom. Then take a piece of the Peony Garden DSP cut @ 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere that to your card base. Place Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White piece that has the peony stamped on it and adhere that on the card base. Next, you will fold a 4″ piece of the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon in half and adhere to the card with Glue Dots. Chose your sentiment and shape to finish off your card! I used the die from the Perfect Parcel to cut out a sentiment in this set.

This is the LAST week to get your Bonus Days coupons! (July 31st) For every $50 you spend, Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon code to use in August! You can’t go wrong-the Holiday Catalog starts August 4th!!

I also have a new class that is virtual! It’s a great way to have a creative escape, meet new people virtually, and to enjoy laughter! Here are the details!

*NEW* August 28th 7:00pm-10:00pm Monthly Product Focus Class: August Bundle: Whale Done (154053, $31.50)
Optional items: 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon Pool Party (152462, $6.00); Whale of a Time 6×6 DSP (152460, $11.50); Seabed 3D Folder (152700, $10.00) Colors Used: Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White.
This is a Zoom class that focuses on a featured set that will need to be pre-purchased through my website (or through emailing/messaging me).  
We will make 3 cards using the featured set and/or bundle. You can use your paper/inks/products or order the suggested items along with your featured set and/or bundle. 
Order $50 or more and I will mail you the consumable parts for FREE (2 of each design-so 6 cards)!  A PDF will be available for all orders of $30 or more as well!  
This will be a new way to add to your stamping experience and stay safe at the same time!  Plus, if you are not local-we can connect and create!! 

I will email the PDF and measurements for the items to cut ahead of time. This is a pre-order so we can all create together!

Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Prized Peony Bundle (English)
$57.50
Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Peony Dies
$40.00
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Peony Garden Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Perfect Parcel Dies
$35.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
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Be Bold

I am so happy that the Best Dressed and matching dies stayed in the new annual catalog! It’s fun, versatile, and whimsical! I have made at least 5 creations with it! It is a great to have on hand for teens, divas, and fashionistas in your life!

The best part is that the photopolymer stamp makes it super simple to eyeball my line of lipsticks. I colored the tubes with Petal Pink blends and Lovely Lipstick blends (recently retired). Next, I stamped Smoky Slate tone on tone with the rose stamp to create a custom background.

I love to have Whisper White ribbon on hand! You can easily color it with coordinating colors to match your project!

I did color the Whisper White Crinkle ribbon with Lovely Lipstick blends. I pulled the piece together with a Basic Black mat and some Basic Rhinestones. You know me, I did Wink the lipstick!

Be sure to grab your Best Dressed today by visiting Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website!

Product List
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
146970
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
147281
$9.00
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00

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Mystery Stamping

I participated in a Zoom call with other demos in our region and Chad, our Demonstrator Development Manger. It was a lot of fun to meet others, brainstorm ideas, and made new connections! Our focus was on how to keep people stamping, helping pass the time, and to aid in ideas on how to keep our classes/events going.

There was a great suggestion from a dear friend, Sharon Armstrong from Arizona, to hold a Mystery Stamping/ Card event. She usually does hers via FB. We tried it last Friday and we had so much fun! It really helped boost spirits, inflict laughter, and showed our talents!!!

This is the end product for the Peek-a-boo Panel card that I came up with. I had a power point with clues on each one. Each person used their own stash of paper, patterned paper, inks, and other supplies.

We already agreed to do it again this Friday and the event is full! Wow! Here is another one that I made for this layout too!

Don’t forget to order your Last Chance Items before they are gone! The link to shop: click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and use host code through April 30th: 2GD9RANM

Stay safe and healthy!