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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!

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Stay safe and healthy!

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Floral Friendship

This card started as a completely different idea in my head! Does this ever happen to you? I wanted to make a card with the Under My Umbrella bundle. As you can see-that didn’t happen. The color inspiration came from the Dressed to Impress DSP! The flowers in the DSP were so close to the smaller roses in the Beautiful Friendship (Anuual Catalog 149252, pg 123), that I was going to make a light background with them. Well, the thought train derailed and jumped onto a different track! I LOVE how it turned out!

One of the benefits of the Beautiful Friendship stamp set is that you can stamp in generations! (stamp on the ink pad once and get 1 to 3 images from that one inking).

The roses were stamped with Lovely Lipstick, but I stamped on my grid paper first, then the Whisper White to make it a softer hue. I adore hydrangeas! I wish it wasn’t so hot in Texas-my yard would have tons of them! So, for those, I stamped them with the Highland Heather and used the one inking 2 times! The leaves Mint Macaron at full strength and the accent sprig was stamped with So Saffron. The big rose bunch was stamped with Blushing Bride.

I stamped the sentiment with Basic Grey so it wasn’t so in your face! Then I colored the Basic Pearls with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. A few brushes of Wink of Stella and some Polka-Dot Tule and it was done! I did stamp some edges of leaves and hydrangeas to the sentiment so it blended in a bit.

I am so excited!! On April 20th, demonstrators get to see the new catalog!! AND the PRE-Order is in May! Sqeeeeee! If you can’t wait, may I suggest joining my team! The Ultimate Bundle is just $99 plus tax. You will get up to $125 in any current product offering! Then you could get a sneak peek of the catalog AND order before everyone else! The bonus?? With you 20% discount! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! site to get started!

Here is a sneak peek of a gorgeous suite that will be in the NEW catalog! Click on the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release flyer to order!

Stay home, stay safe, and craft! Hugs Laura

Product List
Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
$22.00
Stitched Nested Labels Dies
$35.00
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
$7.50
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Paper Snips
$10.00
Snail Adhesive
$7.00
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Oooh La La

I remember thumbing through the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and thinking this set was cute. It wasn’t until I saw tons of super adorable cards made on Pinterest and the internet that I HAD to have it! This card was designed in minutes! Simple and perfect for your fashion divas in your life! I can see so many more wonderful ideas coming for this card!

Petal Pink is usually not one of my first colors that I turn to, but it really works with this card! I started by stamping the floral bunches and sprigs on Petal Pink card stock with Black Memento ink randomly. Then I stamped the perfume bottle and cut it out with the coordinating die. There is a fun watercolor swoosh that I stamped with Petal Pink in the center of the bottle. Of course I had to use Wink of Stella to make the perfume bottle sparkle!

Next I stamped the sentiment in Black Memento and cut it out with the scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon behind the cardstock with the sentiment. I used dimensionals to make the images pop! To finish off the card, I placed a Champagne Basic Rhinestone!

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Product List
Dressed To Impress Bundle (English)
$47.50
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
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Floral Music

I seriously cannot get enough of this set! I LOVE it! I grew up playing the piano on a very beginner level. I sold my piano when I was in my early 20’s because I didn’t want to move it. I sadly have lost my touch when reading music, but I love hearing music played on the piano! What is your favorite type of musical instrument?

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class this month! You can always add a valentine sentiment (or which ever one you need). We just stamped the music staff and treble clef with Black Memento and added notes. Then, we colored the inside of the heart with the Poppy Parade dark Blends. We added Dimensionals to pop up the Whisper White piece.

The Peaceful Poppies DSP makes such a beautiful back drop for any card! You almost don’t need stamps! (eek!) TIP: To make bows effortlessly, place a glue dot under where you start your knot. This will hold it while you loop your bow!

I hope you enjoyed this cheerful card! Please visit my store for your favorite items! I included the products below with links for easy shopping! Or you can shop by clicking on the “Shop Now” tab above! Be sure to get your FREE Sale-a-Bration items with each $50 you spend! And there are coordinating products !!!

Product List
Music From The Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Poppy Parade Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00