Cute cards · simple cards · Thank you

Sweet Robins

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Free as a Bird is one fun set to create with for me!  The birds are just so stinkin’ cute sitting on the branch!  Notice the fun shape for the frame it is stamped on?  It’s from the new Stitched Nesting Dies!  There are several sizes and with the double stitching, you can use the negative piece as well as the original piece!  Paper saving always makes me happy!!

I created the background using the coordinating Bird Ballad DSP and Soft Suede stamped with the new Birch background stamp!  I love the new cling stamps, especially with the background stamps! You can use the Stamparatus to make your background come out perfect!  It sticks in place while you ink and clean the stamp!!

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There are some darling embellishments in the Bird Ballad Trinkets!  I chose a key this card, but you can add a sprig, a flower, or a bow too!

To create the watercolor look, I did use the Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral (light/dark), Soft Suede (light/dark), Mossy Meadow (light/dark), and Crumb Cake (light/dark).  Then I went over where I wanted to blend and highlight with the Color Lifter.

I know you can’t order quite yet from the New Catalog, but it’s only 2 weeks away!  If you are local, come join us at my Annual Open House & Customer Appreciation event on June 2nd!  Come and go from 12pm-6pm!!  Lots of new products to touch and feel! Snacks, a doorprize, a goody bag for those who RSVP, a make n take, and of course, your copy of the catalog!  Not local??  I can mail one to you!

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on some new Stampin’ Up! product, you should join our team!  I have members in other states as well as local!  For $99-you get $125 of YOUR choice (including the pre-order items!!!) in your kit!  Then you just decide if you want to be a smart shopper with a permanent 20% coupon to your own craft store or you can hold a few events to create some extra income!

Benefits of crafting include: accomplished feelings, creative surges, new friends, bonding with current friends, cheaper than therapy, a community of creative people, and so much more!!!

Sign up at Laura’s Stampin’ Up! team.

If you just want to shop: www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

There is still time to get your hands on the Everything is Rosy collection and Last Chance Items!

Blessings!! Laura

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Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thank you · Vintage cards

Simply Enjoy Life

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We just had our quarterly team meeting and we love to do a card SWAP!  This was one that I did using the Enjoy Life stamp set!  I love the sentiments and positive affirmations that are included in this set! It has so many possibilities using the stamps a silhouette with a sunset, an action technique with the bike, or just a simple card like this one!

To create this card I stamped Pool Party onto Pool Party cardstock using the new Crackle Paint background stamp! I love this background stamp!  Then, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Embossing Folder to add more texture.  Once that was adhered down, I stamped my flower/grass stamp with Early Espresso in the bottom right corner. Next I added the butterflies, the sentiment, and the Braided Linen thread! All done!  Oh, wait…..I did Wink the Butterflies!

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It’s the LAST WEEK to get your FREE Sale a Bration items!  (and they added some catalog items too-there are a set of different codes under the Sale a Bration tab)

It’s also the last week to get an extra $50 worth of product when you join our team!  How can you pass up the ultimate bundle?  No penalties, no parties required, and we are a team that loves to share creativity!

$99 plus tax and you get $175 in any current product in your kit!! (normally $125)

OR choose the Tote option for $129 and fill the tote up with yoru $175 of product!

I am always available to chat if you have any questions or concerns!  We have a private FB page too if you are not local!  Card design challenges, sneak peek ideas, business tips for those that want to expand, and lots of encouragement!
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Enjoy your week! Laura

 

Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thank you

Filigree Fun

Who loves patterns and pops of color?  This bundle is for you!  Look at this gorgeous Florentine Thinlits Die!  I see so many possibilities with he negative pieces-so I kept them to the side!

To make this card, I ran a piece of Early Espresso through the Big Shot using the Florentine Thinlit die.  A great feature of the coordinating Florentine Filigree stamp set is the patterns are all on one stamp lined up for you!  Place your filigree that you cut out over a piece of Whisper White. Then place them on a block, ink it up, and stamp where the negative spaces are!

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To make the sentiment stand out I stamped it on a small Gray Granite banner piece.  Then I stamped the medallion stamp with Flirty Flamingo on to Whisper White and then again on Costal Cabana with Costal Cabana Ink. (well, I cleaned them in between of course). I used a 2″ and 1 3/4″ circle punch to cut them out.  Next, I layered them and used dimensionals to create more depth.

A few pearls to give it a little extra elegance and we are done!

IF YOU WANTED THE GINGHAM RIBBON that was a Saleabration Free item, you are IN Luck!  They got some more in the warehouse-but only while supplies last!

Back for a limited time!

Use the March Hostess code: PBXJZGXM at check out!  I will even send you a FREE pack of Frosted Flower Embellishments for ordering through me as a thank you! (it will be mailed separate-be sure to not choose “no contact”.) Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website

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Laura

 

simple cards · Thank you

Thankful Country

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The Country Home stamp set is one of my favorite “go to” sets!  It captures the farmhouse style and delivers wonderful water colored results! Not to mention you can use it all year for multiple occasions!

I chose to stamp the succulent bouquet with Soft Suede ink because it was a water based ink. The Stampin’ Blends worked well with the line color because it was water based and the Blends are alcohol based.  I then chose to color the bouquet with the following Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede light/dark; Blackberry Bliss light/dark ; Mint Macaron light/dark; Cajun Craze light, and Crumb Cake light. Next, I fussy cut the image out and accented it with Wink of Stella.

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I ADORE the Chicken Wire and I pray it stays as a regular in our next Annual Catalog! I used this behind the Country Lane DSP banner I cut out.  Then, I stamped the sentiment on Mint Macaron with Blackberry Bliss Ink.  It’s all topped off with the new Braided Linen thread!  (I am on my 3rd roll already!)

Do you want to get a few items?  If you check “no contact” I can’t mail you any goodies for your first order with me!  I thank you for those who have ordered!  Here is this month’s host code!  Just use it at check out for your FREE Embossing Powder!
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Stampin’ Blessings!

Laura

 

Kits · Techniques · Thank you

Country Copper

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As you can see, the Country Home stamp set if a true favorite!  We are slowly changing our house to the farmhouse style.  So, when I saw this set, I had to have it!  And the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder is a wonderful compliment to this set!  It creates texture to the background of the card.  To add more whimsy to the card I ran some Copper Foil through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder!

To color the pitcher, I used both of the Night of Navy blends and went over that with the color lifter to add highlights.  Then I used Mango Medley, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Shaded Spruce, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I did use a Color Lifter as well to add some depth to the focal point.

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I created the sentiment by stamping the “thanks” from this set with StazOn on to Copper Foil and cut it out. Next, I wrapped some Linen Thread around a few times and tied a knot.

I love how it turned out!  If you love this set-which I knowyou do-then you need to order Country Home today! (It’s the featured set for my card kit-purchase the items listed in September Creative Kit to Go and get the supplies to make 6 cards FREE)

 

Cute cards · Kits · Promotions · simple cards · Thank you

Bring on Fall

I am so ready for fall!  This is the fifth card that I have made with the Blended Seasons bundle!  I used the cut out from my previous card to create this simple fall card!  We are making it tonight at my Sweet & Simple card class!

To create this beauty:

  1. Stamp the leaves with Early Espresso ink randomly on Soft Suede cardstock.
  2. Stamp thank you on a Crumb Cake piece and run it through the Big Shot with the smallest of the Stitched Seasons label die.  (I centered the sentiment more towards the top to leave room for the embellishments)
  3. On a scrap of Very Vanilla, use the Watercolor Assortment #2 and color with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Granny Apple Green.
  4. Cut out 2 leaves and use Wink of Stella to blend the watercolors.
  5. Tie a bow with 2 pieces of Linen Thread.
  6. Dimensionals were used to pop up the sentiment piece and glue dots for the leaves & Gold Glimmer paper.

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August 22nd is the LAST day to get your FREE Card Kit & Creative Class to Go!! Click on the blue link to read on how to get yours today! And it’s Bonus Days too! You will get a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to spend in September for every $50 increment you spend!

Happy Stamping!!

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Holiday · Promotions · Thank you

Colorful Seasons-Fall

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During the month of August, you can purchase this versatile Blended Seasons bundle!  The stamp set covers fall, Christmas, wedding, and floral images great for any occasion!  Plus, the Stitched Seasons Framelits are a must have for cutting out sentiments or adding that extra dimension to your project!  To sweeten this deal, Stampin’ Up! added NEW Watercolor Pencil colors too! This whole offering is great for scrapbooking too!

There are 3 different sizes of stitched labels that nestle inside one another.  The best part is that the die cuts a stitched outline on both the cut out and the negative!  This alone doubles your value creating a frame to tuck in an image or a sentiment.  That is what I wanted to showcase with my card today!

My inspiration came from a sample that Stampin’ Up! posted for this bundle.  I first off set the smallest of the label framelits and cut out a section of Crumb Cake for the card base. (and kept the cut out for another card).  Then, I stamped the leaves in a random pattern using Early Espresso ink.  Next, I used various colors from both Watercolor Pencils (assortments 1 & 2) to make fall color leaves. (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive) I used a Blender Pen to blend the colors together for a more natural look.  I LOVE these watercolor pencils!  They blend so easily with blender pens or water.  Plus, they look great with out using any blending tools!

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I cut out 2 Copper Foil leaves and used a bow of Copper Trim.  The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso as well!

So, go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to order yours today!  Use hostess code XJHF9WKS at check out!  If you are a new customer, I will send you a thank you gift separate!

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Lastly, don’t forget about Bonus Days! Your purchase of these products will help you earn at least one $5 coupon to spend in September!

Happy Stampin’~

Laura