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Vintage Daisy Lane

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.

  1. Place one piece of wax paper onto the precision plate (which is on top of the multipurpose plate on tab 2).
  2. Then place your paper on top of the wax paper at an angle.
  3. Place a second sheet of wax paper on top of the paper.
  4. Place your Stitched Lace die on top of the wax/paper at and angle. (this helps keep the die from warping)
  5. Run it through the die cutting machine once for Whisper White and twice for other cardstock/thicker DSP)
  6. Use a lint roller to remove the small pieces.
  7. 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!!!

Use a Stampin’ Blend marker to color your Clear Epoxy Gems!!!

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!

Have a blessed week! Laura

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3-D projects · Techniques · Thinking of You · Vintage cards

Vintage Heirlooms

TIP: Cut out your frame prior to running it through the die cutting machine.

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.

TIP: Use the side of your Blends to color the Faceted Gems to be sure you don’t fray the tip.

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!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Laura

simple cards · Thinking of You

Simply Sailing

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 love the monochromatic combination with the DSP for this card!

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!

Happy stampin’!

Laura

simple cards · Thinking of You

More Magnolias!

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.

Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack-a great accent for your projects

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!

Stampin’ Hugs! Laura

3-D projects · Cute cards · Punch Art · Thinking of You

Magnolia Madness!

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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.

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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!

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simple cards · Thinking of You

Simply Soft Butterflies

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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!

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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.

04-01-19_th_img_q2_oop_1Look 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!!!

Easter Blessings!

Laura

 

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Amazingly Beautiful

7271E5F2-8954-4F16-88B2-15982210E5E1My 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!

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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!

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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!

And here is the link to the Occasions Catalog 2019 retiring products.

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!

Happy Stampin’

Laura

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