Technique Video

A Guide to the Peony Dies

When I saw the Annual Catalog for the first time back in May, I immediately was drawn to the Prized Peony Suite! The colors are soft, the flowers are so elegant, and the embellishments finish off your projects in a snap! Who wants easy coordination when they are creating their cards or pages??

A couple girls and I went to a retreat in July and I made at least 10 of these peony flowers! But, I admit that I was intimidated by the dies when I pulled them out. Once they came together, I decided to share how to make them! They are really easy and very addictive!

Check out the detail in this up close picture of the flower that I made! To create a more distressed flower, you just take your Water Spritzer and dampen your cardstock a little. Then crumple it into a ball and then flatten out. You can now run this cardstock through the Stamp Cut and Emboss machine and continue making your flowers!

I hope you enjoyed the video and will subscribe to my channel for more exciting, unique, and intriguing techniques!

The 21st is the deadline to order your items so you are ready for the Zoom class! Read about it here: Monthly Product Focus class. You get to create with me! Click on the button below, it should have the host code attached. But here it is in case you need it. ERR7TKJV This code expires August 31st.

Did you know that signing up to be a demonstrator can be just for the discount? If you love our products, why not get 20% off on all your orders? Plus, if you friends want something, bonus! You make a little extra cash! If you decide you want to do more, our Crafting Corner team is here to help! We have a private FB page, meet virtually/in person for gatherings/events, and so much more! We all have created beautiful friendships while sharing what we love!

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* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products
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Blessings!

Laura Venvertloh

Product List
Peony Dies
$40.00
Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Prized Peony Bundle (English)
$57.50
Peony Garden Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Peony Garden Suite Collection (English)
$97.50
Elegant Faceted Gems
$7.50
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Basic Gray 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
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Take Your Pick
$10.00
Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip
$9.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Technique Video

Creating Card Backgrounds with Salt

My son camp home with the most stunning art project on canvas! They used salt and water to create a whimsical background! Well you know I had to try it for my card club technique! I included a video for this to help you create your own background!

I did a few test pieces on the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. The first one I followed the directions from a video on SCS. It does make a nice background, but I was looking for more motion in my background. I knew I was going to use the Whale Done bundle, so a sea bed with a sense of waves was perfect! I used more water on mine after I applied the sea salt.

I love the Shear Pool Party Ribbon!

I am SOOOOO excited about the new Water Painters! There are 3 differnt sized brushes in each pack! Small tip, broad tip, and and brush tip! It makes these water color washes so much easier to create! I used a acrylic block to drop my re-inkers on to like a mini palette. The Stampin’ Spritzers are wonderful because their spray comes out a fine mist.

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Now let’s talk about August 4th! First off-you can order from the Holiday Catalog! You will notice a more streamlined shopping experience too! Here are some tips to navigate and enjoy all the wonderful/helpful tools that Stampin’ Up! put in place! You will need to change your bookmarks and your password that you may have autosaved will not work. If you have issues, you can message me or call Stampin’ Up! at 1-800-STAMP-UP. They are wonderful to work with!

Some highlights:
1. The store is designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones.
2. The site utilizes new, larger imagery to better showcase our products and allow up-close details to be seen.
3. The site utilizes inventory status information to show you what items will be retiring soon, have low inventory, or are backordered so you can make informed purchasing decisions.
4. You can mark your favorite items for later reference, and you can create and share personalized wish lists.

New Guest checkout too. I hope you will chose me-but if you want to check out as a guest, it will assign a demonstrator to you based on location. But we will have very limited information. I love to send happy mail to my customers, so I hope you chose me to order your goodies!

August’s Host code at check out is: ERR7TKJV

Stay tuned! I will be posting about the Virtual Zoom Class-Product Based class!

Blessings,

Laura

Product List
Whale Done Bundle (English)
$31.50
Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Whale Of A Time 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Whale Builder Punch
$18.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
$3.75
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Water Painters
$12.00
Seabed 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Perfect Parcel Dies
$35.00
Technique Video

How to Make a Beautiful Background using Bubbles

I have seen the Bubble Background Technique before and I saved it to a private board-a few years ago! So, I finally decided to give it a whirl! This was so much fun, and a little messy! I really did feel the enjoyment of my childhood when we would blow bubbles outside!

I made a video for you to learn how to create these whimsical backgrounds for your cards or pages! (excuse this one, it’s with my new equipment, I was a little giddy! And the video is not centered. Eh, whatcha gonna do?)

This is one of those sets that you need to keep so you always have accents at your fingertips! I can see home décor, scrapbook pages, cards, kids project, and so much more!

A few quick tips:

1. Dish soap and water do not yield great results.

2. I used a bendy straw so I didn’t accidentally blow on the wrong end and have inky lips.

3. Be sure to keep the paper away from the top of your container-it will leave a circle.

4. The lighter your ink color, the more drops you will need.

The Gold Cord in the Forever Greenery ribbon combo pack frays simply! Love the light touch!

I would love to see your creations! You can purchase the items used to make this card from the list below. It’s Bonus Days through the end of July! For every $50 you spend, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! with a $5 off your purchase in August. I have 8 already-crazy!

For orders $149 and less-use this code!

When your wish list is super long, you should consider the savings you would have by joining our Crafter’s Corner Teams! You don’t have to sell-a lot of my team are here for the discount! But we all have become wonderful friends! For $99 plus tax, you will get to pick out $125 in any current catalog items (including any pre-order items!) What you order/sell will become a 20% savings (or extra fun money from orders!)

Many blessings to you and your family!

Laura

Product List
Forever Fern Bundle (English)
$54.00
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Forever Flourishing Dies
$36.00
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Fine-Tip Glue Pen
$7.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Technique Video

How to Mask Your Images

Do you remember back to when you first learned how to make cards? My friend gave me a catalog to look at and I bought stamps, inks, and supplies for 5 years. But, I did one project! Sound familiar? So, I signed up for some classes at our local scrapbook store and fell in love with paper crafting! But then they closed in early 2008! After researching different companies and other stores, I signed up with Stampin’ Up! in July of 2007 for “the discount”. I was already spending $50-100 per month on supplies that didn’t match anyways!

Product quality, great customer service, and color coordination were the main factors back then that made it easy to join! I started off with a class or two and enjoyed my hobby paying for itself! June 30th-tomorrow!! is the last day for the Pick a Bundle promotion! It’s such a great deal! No risk, holding events is not required, and not penalty if you don’t meet your quarterly minimum! So, for $99 plus tax-You get $125 of any current catalog items PLUS a die/tool bundle of your choice!! Join NOW by clicking on Laura’s Stampin’ Up website.

One of the first, and simple, techniques I learned was how to mask your images so they look layered. I posted a short video so you can see how easy it is to give your card images dimension using a sticky post it note!

I used the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating Tasteful Labels to make this card. I will tell you I have used the Tasteful Labels a lot because they have a variety of shapes, sizes, and edging!

First I stamped off onto my scratch grid paper with the feather stamped in Gray Granite randomly on the card base. Then I stamped the flower on a post it note towards the top so the sticky side and cut it out so can be used. Next, I stamped the flower on the Whisper White where I wanted it and then placed the sticky note one directly on top. I carefully stamped the foliage three times being sure the part I didn’t want was being stamped on the sticky note. Then I pulled it off to reveal the 2-D layering.

I used the Petal Pink Blends to color the flower and stamped the texture stamp with Petal Pink ink three times. (I stamped off before stamping on the Whisper White for a softer look). I finished the card with a little ribbon behind the sentiment and I colored the flower with some Wink of Stella. Kind of hard to see in this light.

Stay safe and healthy!
Laura

Product List
Tasteful Touches Bundle (English)
$48.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00