Birthday

Just Peachy

I have an obsession with fruit themed stamps and Designer Series Paper! I went to our Mother’s Day retreat and ended up making several projects with this super sweet bundle!

Today we drove an hour away to check out our friend’s new peach farm in East Texas! I miss the fruit trees we had when I was growing up, so this was an amazing day trip! They had fresh produce, homemade ice cream (YUM!), and baked goods! We got a quick tour of the orchard too! Soon they will have blackberries ready to pick!

But, you want to know how to create super cute peaches with the Sweet as a Peach set!

I used the new Pale Papaya to stamp the peaches and then I took a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral to dab on the side of the peaches.

A great feature of this bundle is that you can stamp then cut out 3 peaches at a time! I added the peaches after I stamped two of the greenery stamps. I did over lap in the center a little, but I knew I was going to cover it with the sentiment and ribbon.

To finish off this card, I stamped the tiny flowers with Pale Papaya and then added Champagne Rhinestones. Such a sweet and adorable card to brighten someone’s day!

I made an easel card too using the bigger peach and the coordinating DSP!

I still love to send out cards. It’s a gesture that needs to be taught and continued! I cherish all the cards my mother sent me over the years. I have them tucked in places and run across them some days. It’s always the perfect message from her in the card for that day. It’s almost like she wants me to find the cards to speak to me! Miss her dearly!

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Product List
Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English)
$36.75
Sweet As A Peach Photopolymer Stamp Set
$18.00
Peach Dies
$23.00
You're A Peach Suite Collection (English)
$57.25
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00

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simple cards

Cheerful Perennials

I am so happy to finally have spring here with all the beautiful flowers, green grass, and baseball worthy weather! I was hoping that this Pretty Perennials bundle would carry over to the NEW 2021-2022 Catalog, but sadly it is not. (Be sure to add it to your wish list, or should I say, get it now list)

I was jumping down the Pinterest rabbit hole and saw this color combination! I chose to use the True Love DSP and used the polka dot side for the background. Next, I used Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, and my Heat Tool to make the sentiment pop!

One tip when stamping your images for this set: Stamp the outline first-I used a darker or full strength color which makes it easier to see while stamping the solid stamp on top. A quick assembly of the bouquet, some bling, and then a small second sentiment finish this card off!

Very easy card to make multiples of! Sadly I need to make more thinking of you and sympathy cards right now. Please stay safe!

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Product List
Pretty Perennials Bundle
$45.00
Pretty Perennials Photopolymer Stamp Set
$18.00
Dies Perennial Petals
$32.00
True Love Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00
Birthday

How to make a Double Z-Fold

I started hosting Zoom Mystery Stamping events online since the pandemic started. Everyone really enjoys them and watching people try to figure out what type/kind of card style we are making is quite entertaining! Fun Folds has been the type of card we make. The best part is that it is a FREE event since you will use your paper, ink, tools, stamps, and patterned paper!! Want to try it out?? Just RSVP at Laura’s Stampin’ UP! website and sign up! I will e-mail the suggested items and paper measurements once you have signed up!

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The Celebrate Sunflowers card above is a Double-Z Fold that we did for the June Mystery Stamping! Here is how to make your Double-Z Fold:

Card Base: 4 ¼” x 11” (score at 2 ¾” & 5 ½”) Don’t fold yet •Insert Layer: 3”x  9 ¾” (score at 2 ¾” & 5 ½”) Don’t fold yet. •DSP/Patterned Paper: 5 ¼” x 4 (1 piece); 2 ½” x 4” (2 pieces) •One set or two stamp sets

•Fold your base piece (11”x 4 ¼ ”) at  2 ¾” like a mountain/valley.  You want the 5 ½” part to be flat, and a Z-fold. (Fold your insert piece the same)

*Adhere your matching 2 DSP pieces to the card base that are smaller to the inside of the card and one DSP on the bigger base part of the card. –I used another piece of DSP for the insert middle part. 2 ¾”x 2 ½”. –I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White for the insert: one at 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” & the other at 2 ¾” x 2 ½”. –Decorate your outside piece of Whisper White and tape on the front of the card.

•The easiest way to adhere the two z-folds together is to lay the base piece down and press the folds together.  Then place the insert with the longer side on the front.  You want to be sure it will close prior to gluing it down. •Add extra focal stamps, ribbons, or embellishments!

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Blessings-Laura

Product List
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)
$51.25
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Sunflowers Dies
$33.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00
Masculine

Sail Away Half-Z Fold

We had a crazy week last week! We live in North Texas and we had a storm roll through last Tuesday night. It caused straight line wind damage to our 26 year old trees! We have one left in tact. One had to be completely removed since it split in half and half was on the house! Our alley was completely blocked by the back two trees and it damaged part of our fence. So hopefully I get a pass for not posting last week!

We did continue with the Mystery Stamping Event via Zoom last Friday. These have been so much fun and seeing everyone’s creations has been so rewarding! I made a power point on how to make a Half-Z Fold and I shared it with the Zoom group. I really need some masculine birthday cards and the Come Sail Away suite doesn’t disappoint! Having a suite really helps coordinate your creations and makes them look professional!

To create this Half Z Fold:

•9”x 5 ½ ” card base of your color choice. Score at 1 7/8″ and at 4 7/8″

2 designs of coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) or patterned paper: Main Focal pattern: 2 ¾ ” X 5 ¼” & another with that same pattern 1 ¼ “ x 5 ¼ “; another pattern cut to 1 ½” x 5 ¼”

•2 5/8” x 5-1/4” Whisper White for inside the card.

Adhere your matching 2 DSP pieces to the card base to the front part of the card and the smaller on the right-hand side. –Adhere the Whisper White next to that flush with the 5 ½ side. –Add the last piece of DSP to the small fold.

Then you choose a shape for your anchor piece (mine is the anchor/happy birthday piece)

There are some great deals on the Last Chance products and you can order the Ornate Garden Suite items too! I am at a much needed craft retreat playing with Pre-Order items! (it just re-opened May 1st-it’s only 3 of us-and we are the first since the stay at home started).

Here is the host code for this month! Remember that if you order more than $150-you can enjoy the host benefits for yourself!

Stay safe! Blessings!

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Product List
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Smooth Sailing Dies
$32.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
$7.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00