Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Flannel Deer

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I just think of a nice fire with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winters day with this card!  I have fallen in LOVE with the NEW Buffalo Check Background stamp!  I made this card for the Christmas Stamp a Stack last weekend and it was a hit!

I always buy the wood for the background stamps for their sturdiness.  I usually prefer clear mount on all my other stamps.  To make your image clear and complete; ink up the whole background stamp with Memento Black Ink (used here) with the rubber facing up.  Take your cardstock and place it on top.  Use the one side of your grid paper (scratch paper) and fold it over on top of the stamp and cardstock.  Then take your hand and rub it over to insure the image is all on your cardstock.  The best part is the ink is not on your hand!

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The 5/8″ Striped Burlap Ribbon was the perfect choice to add some rustic texture to this card!  The Red Basic Rhinestones are a nice final touch!  Some people put their Red Rhinestones on the nose of the deer!  (face palm, duh!)

Look what is coming in a couple days!!  Hurry while supplies last!  What a great deal to start this creative addiction!  Sign up on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin site!

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Have a blessed day and happy stampin!

Laura

Christmas · Contests · Holiday · Techniques

Farmhouse Wreath

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I am definitely feeling the holiday spirit starting to sink in!  (now if the weather in Texas would just cooperate)  I just held the first of two Stamp a Stack of Christmas Cards this past weekend!  This was one of the fun cards that the girls made!

It’s so simple too!  Just run the Seasonal Wreath EF through the Big Shot.  Use a sponge dauber and some Old Olive ink and apply to your raised surface.  I used a slight circular motion with light to medium pressure.  Then I added berries with the journaling end of the Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker.  Did you notice that I colored the Tea Room Ribbon with the same marker!?  Cool huh?

It needed a little more texture, so I ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot using the new Corrugated EF!  (I found the if the lines are horizontal with the embossing folder while running it through works best)

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Next I took the sentiment from Hearts Come Home and stamped it with Black Memento ink.  This was a fun card to create and I know the girls loved it this weekend!

Who is ready for a contest???  I am celebrating World Card Making Day this week with Stampin’ Up!  To see a complete list of discounted items that Stampin’ Up! has offered, click on World Card Making Day 201810.01.18_SHAREABLE_WCMD_NA

Now, for the CONTEST!  Invite your friends to my blog, Laura’s Creative Corner or my Facebook Page Laura’s Creative Corner to get your name in the bag!

each friend added = 1 ticket per friend

if you and your friend order through my website = 5 tickets each

if your new friend is local and comes one of my events = 3 tickets

if you or your friend joins my team = automatic FREE gift for each that joins!

What will you win??? Your choice of the Beautiful Baubles stamp set OR Alpine Adventure stamp set. (blocks not included)

Order or join  Laura Venvertloh’s Stampin, Up! Webpage

Use hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Please comment that you added you or your friend.  You can email me as well at Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net  Just mention the World Card Making Contest in the header. This is a promotion only available through Laura Venvertloh and not Stampin’ Up!

Contest ends October 7th 2018 @ 12:00am CST

 

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Golden Deer

Que up the Christmas cards!  I saw the Dashing Deer bundle in the New Holiday Catalog and I had to have it!  I made this card for my stamp clubs this month!  I was very happy that the detail inside the deer remained after using Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder.  Looks so majestic!!

I paired it with a strip of paper from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper!  You should see the patterns in this pack!  Just gorgeous!!  And you get 4 of each of the 6 designs (2 sided/12 pages) watermarked24(2018-09-07-1437)

Next, I added some texture by running a piece of Garden Green through the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! Then I stamped the scroll with Crumb Cake color on color on the top and bottom. To create the flowing banner, I used my Bone Folder to curl the middle of the sentiment piece.  I curled the ends the opposite direction and added 2 layers of dimensionals in the center to help it keep its shape. I finished the card off with a bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

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For your order of $50 or more, I will mail you the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine for FREE!  ($8 value)! Be sure to use September’s HOST code DBD2NF34 at check out!  (deadline 9/30/18).

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Happy stamping!!

Laura

 

All projects · Kits · simple cards · Techniques

Black Ice Technique

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Every month I hold stamp club where the girls get to make 3 projects, with one card that is a technique.  I was blessed to have completed all my techniques for the rest of this year!  This month I found this awesome and popular Black Ice technique!

It’s so simple to make too!  Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Stamp your image onto Silver Foil paper with StazOn Black.
  2. Take the StazOn and then drag up and down, and side to side. You just want some random streaks of black. The StazOn works best to prevent smearing.
  3. Let it dry for a minute or two.  Then take VersaMark and drag up and down & side to side.
  4. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on the whole thing and tap off excess.
  5. Heat set the whole piece.  It takes a little longer than the metallic embossing powders.  The image will appear very crisp and deep black.  Plus the Silver will really pop!

We used the hostess set Very Vintage for this card.  We randomly stamped the vintage doily with Smoky Slate for a background.  Then we ran the Basic Gray piece through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  Finished it with a sentiment and some ribbon in the back.

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I hope you enjoyed this technique as much as we did! I may make one with the Beautiful Blizzard set next!

Be sure to order you items to get your FREE Creative Class to Go!  Refer a friend and you both will receive a FREE gift from me!\

Here is a sneak peek of the cards that were designed for the kit!  You get the consumables to make 2 of each for a total of 6!  Just purchase the items for this month-follow the link above for more info!

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 · Techniques

Country Home FREE card kit!

 

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It’s been a fun week!  I just returned from our team’s annual Labor Day craft retreat!  It feels so good to be back ahead of the game!  I have all my September classes finished AND all my techniques for club done for the rest of the year!

I have fallen in love with this Country Home Stamp Set!  There are so many possibilities to watercolor, use the Stampin’ Blends, and much more!  This kit can be colored using a Blender Pen and ink OR Stampin’ Blends!

To get this great card kit for FREE: 

Purchase the selected products that are featured for this months designs and you get the card kit for FREE! (consumable items and instructions for making 6 cards! 3 designs, 2 of each) It’s like a class to go and you have 3 designs for this stamp set already! Win! Win!

You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  All packaged in a stamp case for easy access!

Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town)

Prepaid bundles/sets vary each month depending on the set:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code DBD2NF34 at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping. 

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Country Home stamp set 147678 $21, Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder 147906 $10, & 3/16” Braided Linen Trim 147808 $8 (Total of $39) 

If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code.  You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order!

* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.

Creative Kit Order due no later than September 23rd. PayPal invoice for $7 priority shipping.  You can also add additional items that you may need.
I will mail class packets the last week of September.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $9.95)

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.

Watch the slideshow to see what the FREE kit contains!

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net

Christmas · Holiday · Promotions

Last Chance! Blended Seasons!

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I made this card for our Quarterly Team Gathering!  Cute and simple, plus it features all of the items that you can purchase now through TOMORROW!  It features the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils and the colors are amazing! A great compliment to our first assortment!  And there are also the Stitched Seasons (sold as a bundle or separate) dies that create visual interest and texture to your projects!

I also have fallen in love with the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder!  It creates a textured card stock feel to your smooth card stock!  Of course I used Wink of Stella on my Crushed Curry flower buds for subtle bling! Plus it helps blend the watercolors too!  Just be sure to brush off on your scratch paper after you are done.

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How do you order these great items?  Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and create an account.  Then choose me as your demonstrator!  If you order $150 or more you can reap the host rewards AND earn $15 in coupons to spend in September!  That’s like double the hostess rewards!  (but you should check out the Ultimate Bundle tab on the top of my page!)

I am off to a craft retreat for this holiday weekend!  I can’t wait to be with my crafting friends!  Stay tuned for LOTS of new creations!

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