Birthday · Promotions · Techniques

So Long Sweets

I love the pops of color that the How Sweet it is Suite includes!  This set will not carry over, so get it while supplies last on the Last Chance Products!

I love the contrast of the Gorgeous Grape, Costal Cabana, and Melon Mambo in the How Sweet it Is DSP!  I used this combo to jump off to create this cute card!  I used Silver Embossing Powder on Window Sheets to create the realistic jars.  Then I used the Jar of Sweet coordinating dies to cut out the jars to stamp the candy inside.  To create the illusion that the jars are on a shelf, I popped up the smaller one on dimensionals.  I HAD to use my new favorite Rectangle Stitched Dies for the Highland Heather piece!  These are the BOMB!  They just add an extra pop of texture to your card!

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I tried using the Embossing Buddy to keep the little sprays of embossing powder, but it was too hard to get the haze off of the window sheet.  I think it looks like a vintage candy shop jar, so I like it!  There is a cute little die that cuts out the treats-perfect for the front jar!  To finish this card-it screamed for the absolutely adorable Costal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon!

Be sure to check out the Retiring Lists!!!  There are quite a few items that are already sold out!

Click on the highlighted link and get yours today!  Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website

Happy Stampin!

 

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Birthday · Masculine · Techniques

Country Cracked Glass

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Who doesn’t love a great masculine birthday card?  I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have a hard time making cards that aren’t too girly!  The Country Home stamp set is perfect for your rustic cards, masculine cards, or country scrapbooking pages!

The technique has been around for a while.  I saw a few on Pinterest and I had to make on again!  When I first joined Stampin’ Up! in 2007, we sold Glassy Glaze!  I stamped my images on a light colored cardstock and then spread VersaMark liberally on top of the whole piece of stamped paper.  Next, I covered the whole piece with Clear Embossing powder and heat set.  (you can heat set from under you paper too).  Once it is cooled off, I repeated the process 2 more times to make a total of 3 layers.  You want it to look shiny and feel pretty thick.  Then I placed it in the freezer for about 5 minutes.  Remove the piece and quickly bend in random places.  If becomes to pliable, then pop it back in the freezer and try again.

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I then took a sponge with Soft Suede ink and rubbed over the areas with the cracks. Some of them I bent slightly to be sure the ink really accented the cracks.

To frame the image, I ran Soft Suede through a die cutting machine with the Corrugated 3-D Embossing folder. Then I placed the image onto an Early Espresso mat and adhered it off center. I finished the card with a True Gentleman (retiring) button with two pieces of Linen Thread tied together with the sentiment.

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Lemon Lime Twist paper & Floral Romance DSP are sold out!! The In-Colors will go quickly!  To order your favorite products before they are gone> visit Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and use the host code PH34U7UW at check out.

*if you order $150 or more-don’t use the code.  I want you to enjoy the host rewards!

*if you order $100; you should consider joining my team for the discount! You have until September 30, 2019 to meet your first quarterly minimum! $99=$125 in any current product offering in our customized kit!

Happy stamping!

Laura

 

All projects · Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · Techniques

All Adorned is amazing!

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The All Adorned stamp set (which is FREE with a $50 purchase!) is a must!  You can create some elegant, simple, and stunning cards with it!  We made this at our team get together the other night!

To make the medallions straight, I used the Stamparatus Stamp Placement tool!  Did you know there were accessories for the Stamparatus??  The pre-cut grid paper is a time saver and the extra plates come in handy for those multiple stamped projects!

 

There is even a tote to fit the whole kit and caboodle into!

I used Smoky Slate, Granny Apple Green (one of my favorite colors!), and Black Memento inks to create this fun card!  I felt the Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave ribbon was a little wide.  So, I colored the 3/8″ Metallic Edge Silver Ribbon with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend marker.

We used the Story Label Punch for the sentiment and added Basic Rhinestones to embellish the centers of the medallions!

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Can you believe Sale A Bration is over in a couple of weeks?? There is still time to get your favorite free items!  And there are catalog items now too that you can choose for your FREE items!

Check out the level 1 Items by clicking here!

And you can still join for $99 plus tax and get $175 of any current items in your custom kit!  OR get the Gorgeous tote to put all your goodies in to carry to your crafting sessions! Just $129 for the tote and the $175 in product!  That is an amazing deal!  And no other commitment is required!  But I bet you will enjoy the 20% discount so much you will stay!  Have any questions?  Just ask!  We have team gatherings to celebrate our accomplishments, share ideas, talk about sneak peek products, and of course stamp!!!

What are you waiting for?  Join Laura’s Creative Corner’s team now! And to up the ante, I am 1, yes just 1 team member short of my goal!  I will send you a free gift from me for joining!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Laura

paper pumpkin · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Techniques · Thinking of You

Soft Lilies

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I love Sale-a-bration!  Who doesn’t like FREE items, extra rewards, and/or bonus credit to join up?

  • Free items with every $50 or $100 purchase!
  • Earn an extra $25 in host rewards with parties at $250 and up!
  • Get an extra $50 in free products in the custom starter kit!

This is one of the sets in the Sale-a-bration catalog!  To sweeten this FREE item, on March 1st- there will be coordinating framelits! 03-01-19_header_q1_oop_na03-01-19_th_q1_oop_lily This card was made using the Subtle Embossing Folder after I stamped the lilies.  I used Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz for a soft and springy look. After I ran it through the Big Shot, I used Wink of Stella to add some glimmer to the flowers. The Floral Romance DSP was used for a soft and elegant background for the main image.

Then I chose the Stitched Label out of Stitched Labels Framelits to cut out the sentiment.  A couple of Rhinestones completed the look!  We made this card at club for the Faux Canvas technique!

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Do you need a no fuss, ready to go, and all inclusive creative escape?  Try out Paper Pumpkin!  The March kit will celebrate 6 years of Paper Pumpkin!  A surprise subscription box comes to you every month-everything you need (well except scissors) is in the box! It’s a great way to bond with your kids, friends, or a fun project for you!

Sign up by clicking the Laura’s Paper Pumpkin link

  • Fold out instructions, Ink Spots, and all the goodies you need are inside!
  • Pre-pay for you or for a gift in 1-3-6-12 month increments.
  • Follow the Paper Pumpkin FB page, Pinterest, and IG for alternative designs.
  • No penalty for canceling-(10th of each month is the billing date)
  • You can suspend your subscription by the 10th of each month.

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Laura

 

Birthday · Techniques

Tin Tile Patina

My club members loved making the Faux Patina last year and requested it again. I saw the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and I knew I had to use it for the technique!

It’s pretty simple and you get inky fingers too!  You start with using the Crumb Cake ink pad and pouncing it on the side of the Tin Tile embossing folder that has the Stampin’ Up! information on it.  Run a piece of Very Vanilla through with the EF using the Big Shot.  Then you will take Daubers and rub in a circular motion around the card.  Random areas work best.  I used the following order for the ink pads: Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, then Versa Mark.  You want to use the pad of the Versa Mark and drag lightly.  I then covered it with Copper Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool.

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I would love to see your Faux Patina creations!  Just add in the comments!

Did you know there is a Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase promotion??  Look at the gorgeous dies, Velvet White paper, stamp sets, and Snowflake trinkets!!

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Be sure to order using my monthly host code to get a FREE gift!

Nov 2018 host code

Happy stampin!  Laura

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · Punch Art · Techniques

Winter Farmhouse

Do you love the farmhouse style? I absolutely love it! It was the first suite I was drawn to in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! The Tin Tile Embossing Folder has amazing details and using the new Galvanized Silver Foil Sheet makes it pop!

Moving on to the tree! It comes from the In the Woods dies! I love how it creates parts of the tree that are 3-D. I saw. Post on Patty Bennett’s site about using your Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and some Frost White Shimmer Paint. The results are amazing!

This picture does to do the tree justice! The Champagne Mist color is very elegant as well! (think Wink of Stella on steroids) To finish the card, I added some 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim, a Galvanized Button, some Linen Thread, and a sentiment!

This was a stamp a stack card this past weekend. I cut and spritzed the trees for them so there isn’t a log jam at the Big Shot. But the end result makes it worth it!

Confession!  After using the Big Shot for over 10 years, I have never ruined a die.  Well, I put the die and the paper on top of the sandwich.  I ran it through thinking it felt and sounded odd.  I completely bowed the die!!!!!  It was my first of 32 to make!  I cut the rest out with the warped die.  Then, I flipped it and ran it through incorrectly again.  I was so nervous!  But to my surprise, it flattened it out!  Like it never happened!  Shew!!

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Starting tonight at 12:00am, Stampin’ Up! is running a 24 hour sale on select stamp sets!  It’s to celebrate their 30th birthday!  The lists are below!  Use Hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out.  I will send you a package of Basic Rhinestones as a thank you! You can shop at Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy Stampin’!

Laura