3-D projects · Techniques

Sweet Magnolia Sneak Peek!

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I finally jumped on the “floating frame” bandwagon this past weekend!  This was a lot of fun to make and it yields 2 projects!

We went on our bi-annual craft retreat over Cinco de Mayo weekend….I feel so much better creating so many things!!  I would not teach this for my club, but maybe a class that focuses on this technique solely! I really enjoyed putting these together!

First I chose to repeat the same flower for this frame.  I stamped 12 flowers and used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers.

Next, I cut out the flowers using the Magnolia Memory dies.

Then I placed (don’t adhere them yet) the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cut to 4″x 5 1/4″.

Then use a piece of Press & Seal and place over where you have the flowers.  Once you have it where you like the placement of the flowers, firmly press the Press & Seal around the blank spaces and over the flower pieces.

Carefully flip it over and trip the excess Press & Seal away to where it is now matching the 4″x 5 1/4″ base.

To create the frame; I used two of the Rectangle Stitched dies to yield about 1/2″ frame-cut out with a die cutting machine (just enough room for the Statement of Heart to fit in the center!)

Carefully pull back the Press & Seal and then adhere the flowers to the Whisper White base using dimensionals!

I then stamped the saying on a separate piece of Whisper White to place in the center and popped up the finished frame with dimensionals.  I then matted it onto a Basic Black card base.

And look at the 2nd card I made for my stepmother for Mother’s Day!  She loved it!

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Only a few more days until the NEW Catalog goes live!  I can’t wait to be able to order from the WHOLE catalog!

Thanks for stopping by! Laura

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!

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

Blessings!! Laura

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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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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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Everything is Rosy!

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I’m obsessed with this gorgeous rose gold and navy color!

Price: $80.00 150059

Creativity comes easy when you’ve got amazing coordinating products. The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is a perfect example. Products in this medley are exclusive to this medley and cannot be purchased anywhere else. You’ll love the happy, rosy feeling you get as you create with these fun and flowery products. Available for a limted time. Get them while you can! Also available in French.

Medley includes these exclusive products:

* Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c

* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)

* 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs

* 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets

* Printed die cuts—2 sheets

* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs

* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)

* Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)

* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)

* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Order yours today through my website!

These will go fast! Happy Stampin! Laura

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

 

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.

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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