My bestie and I just went on a craft retreat last weekend! It was so nice to have some creative time after such a busy holiday! We live in the crazy weather state-Texas! While at the retreat-we had severe weather (including tornadoes) and snow the next morning! Just crazy! But it inspired me to use this lovely Under My Umbrella Bundle!
I saw a card on Pinterest that inspire me to use the No Line Watercolor technique for the main image!i love the softness it created! To create this: use ink pads or markers to stamp the lined portion of your stamp on to paper. The. You will use a Blender pen and re-inker to color the insiders the image in the matching color. The results are stunning!
Next step is to stamp the umbrella on to the card stock color of your choice and punch it out. I added some extra bling with the new Champagne Basic Jewels! That needs to be a staple in our main catalog! Love these! Next, I added some rain drops in Pool Party on Pool Party cardstock. I cut out the stamped image and sentiment using the Stitched Nested labels. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella on the flowers!
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I needed a couple of quick cards the other day and I had just opened the new Peaceful Poppies DSP pack! The colorful patterns made it so easy to add a sentiment and some dimension-then done!
I made one for a dear friend of mine that I wanted to cheer up. The other if was for my sister in law’s birthday. It’s January 4th, and it sneaks up on me every year! Birthdays around the holidays are hard. I try so hard to separate their birthday from the holiday.
To create some dimension, I ran a piece of Basic Black through the die cutting machine and then added some Silver Thread tousled behind it. I then punched out a small sentiment and adhered it with dimensionals. The finishing touch was a little Wink of Stella on the main flowers.
I stamped the poppy flower with Poppy Parade color on color for the card base. I cut the from the same sheet of DSP, but a little smaller. I framed it with a Basic Black mat that was run through with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I finished it off with a sentiment and some Wink of Stella.
You can earn free products by ordering this bundle or suite! The bundle contains the Painted Poppies stamp set and Painted Labels Dies-you earn 1 FREE item! IF you order the whole suite (one code and you get all the goodies on page 25 of the Mini) 153938, you earn 2 and so close to a third! AND if you get a couple more items, you also earn the host benefits for yourself! No party needed!! ANY $150 order or more will get you 3 SAB items the host benefits! Shop Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website today!
I am off to a craft retreat this weekend! I will have PLENTY to share when I am back next week! Hugs,
My creative mojo was definitely flowing when I made this card! When I looked at what I had in my basket after I was done, I realized that I had made one of those $100 cards! LOL!
I used 4 punches, 2 stamp sets, a die, linen thread, epoxy gem, and cardstock. Now, I had a great tip from a fellow demonstrator on how to build your “sandwich” with your die cutting machine to help cut out all those little dots on the lace!
You will need your die cutting machine, multipurpose platform (that has tabs), precision plate, 1 clear standard pad, wax paper, lint roller, and die brush.
Place one piece of wax paper onto the precision plate (which is on top of the multipurpose plate on tab 2).
Then place your paper on top of the wax paper at an angle.
Place a second sheet of wax paper on top of the paper.
Place your Stitched Lace die on top of the wax/paper at and angle. (this helps keep the die from warping)
Run it through the die cutting machine once for Whisper White and twice for other cardstock/thicker DSP)
Use a lint roller to remove the small pieces.
For the stubborn last few pieces, you can use the die brush to coax them out!
Works like a charm each time! My club girls have had no problems!!!
So now that you HAVE to make this card….or one similar, can I tell you about the GREAT deal that Stampin’ Up! is offering for the month of July?? For $99 plus local tax, you will get $155 in current items in the catalog of YOUR choice!! (normally it’s $125). PLUS a $10 coupon to spend in August!!! You will be eligible to order from the Holiday Catalog during pre-order!! You don’t have to sell either! My team is filled with out of town team members and local members that are here just for the fun, the new friends, and the discount! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to join now!!
You can also shop and earn in July for a $5 coupon, to use in August, for every $50 purchase! Click on Shop with Laura now!
I thought I would share the cute pictures of one of my fur babies, Jasper! He decided it was time to help out!
I am so happy to see vintage cards making a comeback! This is one style that really drew me into creating cards over 15 years ago! When the new catalog was unveiled at On Stage, I knew this would be first on my list! The Woven Heirlooms stamp set has some sincere statements and some distressed elements to compliment any card or project!
The whole Woven Threads suite is just gorgeous! AND you can order it with one code!!! The Woven Threads DSP has some beautiful patterns that are distressed! They paired some new In Colors into some unique combinations! I used a more monocromatic look for my card. The sentiment is stamped with Crumb Cake on to the paper with the vintage muslin looking design. (I tried to used Sahara Sand ink, but it was too faint). I taped it behind the frame I made from the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders combo.
To create the flower, I stamped the flower from the Floral Essesnce stampe set in Rococo Rose onto the DSP that had the Rococo Rose distressed design. I used the coordinating Perrennial Flower punch and the Leaf Punch for a quick flower embellishment. I then used the new Rococo Rose Dark Blend to color in the gem.
The 1/2″ Rococo Rose Gathered ribbon looks soooooo pretty in person!! It really pops off of this card! I used a strip of SNAIL and then pressed a little down, then folded a little to the right, and pressed down again to create the rouching!
I hope you enjoyed this card-I know that the girls in my stamp club loved it!
Do you have a hard time creating masculine cards? I sometimes do, but I just got the Sailing Home Bundle on my pre-order last week! Then I saw a great layout with a card in the catalog. I just starting creating and this card was done in about 5 minutes! I love it when the crafting stars align!!
It’s so easy to make home décor, scrapbook pages, gift bags, tags, gift boxes, and of course, cards! The suite includes DSP that is just gorgeous! And there are these cute Sail Away trinkets, Baker’s Twine, Memories n More, a 3-D embossing folder, coordination dies, and the stunning stamp set! And you now can order the whole suite with one code!!
I made this card for my Annual New Catalog & Customer Appreciation event this past weekend! I am soooo excited we can all order from this amazing catalog! We had fun playing with new products, creating this card, snacking, shopping the “destash” items, and meeting new friends!
I am betting that the site will be slow after the catalog goes LIVE at 12:00pm (MT) tomorrow! Just keep trying! Need a catalog? Just ask!
Down here in the south, we have a lot of magnolia trees that are just gorgeous! So, when I saw the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in the new annual catalog, I had to have it! Can you tell I love it!? I have made a lot of projects with this suite!
The Magnolia Memory dies help you make stunning cards (and other creations) in a snap! I used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends (light/dark) and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends (light/dark) to color the flower. I added a little Daffodil Delight in the center. I like to use the lighter shade of Blends first and then go back to create depth with the darker shade.
To create the movement on the sides of the cards, I used the border die in the coordinating Magnolia Memory dies. The DSP is just gorgeous! It is filled with floral images, classic textures, and great color combos! I used this classic and textured pattern and added both ribbons from the combo pack to accent the branch on the flower.
I took a few pictures of the magnolia trees in bloom around our neighborhood to show you too!
Stay tuned for more creations! I am gearing up for my annual new catalog open house and customer appreciation event! I love to spoil those who have helped me through the year!
Need a catalog? Can I answer questions for you? Just ask!
I had so much fun creating this card last weekend at our craft retreat weekend! We timed our retreat perfectly so we can play with our pre-order products! The Magnolia Lane Suite became my favorite to create with! You will have to have this suite in your stash! (especially if you are from Texas).
To create this 3-D card, I used the Magnolia Memory dies to create the flowers and leaves. I used a Sponge Dauber and some Blushing Bride to color from the center to the outer section of the petals. I used a couple Glue Dots on the backs to layer them together. Next, I cut out the pistils with Blushing Bride and layered them on top of the Whisper White petals. To finish off the flowers, I added some Wink of Stella and a pearl.
They looked more like orchids, so I used the branch from the Seasonal Layers dies. The background was using one of my favorite go-to embossing folders, Subtle!! It’s a must have! The sentiment was cut out using the new Stitched Nested Labels! (I went a little crazy with this card!!)
Did you know that if you join our team today, you can order off the PRE-order as part of your custom kit??? Just think how jealous your friends will be that you have the newest products before they do! For $99, you get to pick $125 of current product offerings!
Then you just choose to be a smart shopper/hobby demo, a part time demo, or a business demo! Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website to sign up or shop!
I was cruising around Pinterest and saw a card by Tami White and this creation happened! The Floral Romance Specialty DSP has these gorgeous vellum patterned papers in the collection! You get 12 sheets total: 6 vellum sheets (3 each of 2 designs) and 6 double sided sheets (3 each of 2 designs). You can makes so many simple and beautiful cards with this pack of paper! Or scrapbook your floral memories using it for your scrapbooking!
I used Glue Dots behind the flowers on the vellum so you couldn’t see them. Then I used Mossy Meadow to mat the DSP. Next, I stamped the butterflies with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punched them out with the Butterfly Duet punch! (they both will be in the NEW catalog!). To color the butterflies, I used daubers in ink pads. First I used Blushing Bride in the centers of their bodies and then Rich Razzleberry for their outer wings. Of course what card isn’t complete without Wink of Stella!! It also helped blend the colors together! I finished it off with a sentiment on a piece of Whisper White popped up on dimensionals.
Look what will be available May 1st!!! Everything is Rosy Product Medley! Stay tuned for more details!!
The Retired List is HERE!! Be sure to get your In Color paper, ink, refills, and matching embellishments before they sell out!! Just logon to my Stampin’ Up! website and get yours today! Ordering a little? Just used host code PH34U7UW at checkout and I will mail you a gift just for ordering from me! Or you can order $150 or more and reap the host rewards! (or just spend $99 to join and get $125 in the products of your choice) Imagine being able to PREORDER next month!!!
My it’s been a busy couple of weeks! I can’t believe we are half way through April too! I have been preparing my roomie gifts, swaps, and club projects the past few weeks. I made this card for a On Stage Swap and had to use it for club too! I can let you in on a secret….the Beauty Abounds stamp set and dies are carrying over!
I have to say Highland Heather is one of my favorite colors right now! I used the Lace 3-D embossing folder to make the Basic Grey add more texture to the card. I added some of the bubbles using Highland Heather and I used Smoky Slate for the grainy stamp. The butterflies were stamped with Gorgeous Grape and cut out with the Die Cutting Machine. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella to this card….it just called out for it!
I love the Silver Baker’s Twine-it helps add some dimension and whimsy to the sentiment that I used from A Big Thank You stamp set.
We had an amazing time at On Stage San Antonio! I always enjoy spending time with my team, seeing familiar faces/friends, meeting new friends, and seeing all the NEW products!!! The best part was watching my dear friend (and downline) attend her first On Stage! Plus-she promoted to Silver the week before! I am so proud of her and what she brings to inspire others!
Now down to business! It’s time to say “goodbye” to some products to make room for the new ones! So, here is the link for the Idea Book & Catalog 2018-2019 retiring products. Be sure to get your IN COLOR reinkers, paper, and ink pads soon! Those go first every time!
If you would like to order just a few items, here is April’s Host Code PH34U7UW. Be sure to reap the host rewards for yourself with orders of $150 or more! Or, you can join my team and order off of the Pre-Order in a couple weeks! $99 plus tax for $125 in any current product! You will have until September 2019 to meet your quarterly minimum too!
This is one creative way to use the stamps in the Incredible Like You stamp set! I saw a few on Pinterest and Stampin’ Up!’s site-so I had to recreate it! I used Night of Navy and Blueberry Bushel to create the bluebonnets. To create softer flowers, I stamped twice with the inked stamp before re-inking it. The stems of the flowers are stamped in Call Me Clover and are stamped twice as well.
I love the cascading from one side to the other to leave room for the sweet sentiment! To make the outside base look soft and not overpowering, I used the Subtle Embossing Folder. This is a must have embossing folder! It’s so versatile and I use it a lot!
As you can see, I used Wink of Stella on some of the blossoms to make it sparkle!
LOOK at what came out on March 1st!!! This is on top of the 1st and 2nd release of products!! Be sure to shop Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website! Use March’s hostess code PBXJZGXM check out! I will send you a free pack of Frosted Flower Embellishments as a thank you!
Eight new redemption options include the Painted Seasons Designer Series 12×12 Paper, which is a Sale-a-Bration exclusive, plus these items from the main catalog:
Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (page 198)
Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder (page 223)
Mini Pizza Boxes (Page 193)
Pearlized Doilies (x2) (page 192)
Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon spool (x2) (page 201)
Petal Promenade Designer Series 12×12 Papers (page 190)
NOTE: you’ll need to use these special item codes above in order to get the item(s) free, NOT the regular catalog item number.