Birthday

Cactus Cuties-Oh My!

Sorry it has been a while! The Christmas season was a little more hectic than I thought! Plus, me and a couple friends went on a craft retreat the first weekend of January! It was so nice to just create, laugh, eat (what I probably shouldn’t have), and watch RomComs!! Perfect for a tired mom!

But you want to know about this adorable card, right? I saw this set in the NEW Occasions Mini catalog and put it on my wish list. I admit that it wasn’t on the top of the list until I started seeing such cute ideas floating around the internet! So, it popped into my last order and here we go!

The Stitched Greenery die is a lovely background for many projects!!

To make this card start with a Gray Granite card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) folded in half and creased with your bone folder. Then you will take a piece Just Jade and run it through the Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Stitched Greenery die. This die is amazing! The texture reminds me of a quilted top or a cross stitch! It’s a must have! Adhere the Just Jade to the card base and then you can adhere the Brick DSP from the Bloom Where You are Planted DSP (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″) to the Just Jade.

Next you start to build on the Scalloped Rectangle die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and Basic White. Stamp the taller cactus with Just Jade towards the upper right-hand side of the die cut piece. Follow that with Smoky Slate for the planter.

The Cactus Builder punch is a little different for me. I found it easier to punch the pieces out and stamp on them after. The stamps overlap the paper, so there is an even coverage. Once you punch the pieces out and stamp them, use dimensionals to pop them up. All that is left is a sentiment of your choice and a little Wink of Stella to the cactus flower!

This bundle has so much potential to make amazing projects, pages, and cards! Why not get one for yourself! And earn FREE items in the process!

Sale a Bration is going on now through February 28th! For every $50 you spend, you can earn FREE items from the Sale a Bration catalog!

Do you love connecting with other people to create? Why not join our Crafting Corner team during Sale-a-Bration? Joining Stampin’ Up! is more than about selling the product. I can honestly say that the new people and connections to friends is my FAVORITE part of being a demonstrator! (The discount and perks are just a pleasant addition!) Join now through February 28th and you will receive TWO stamp sets for FREE on top of the already wonderful starter kit!

** You customize your kit to your fit your needs up to $125 for just $99-add the extra 2 sets for free and that is a lot of bang for your buck. And you get to be part of our crazy and creative team!

This is a great way to utilize your new stamp set and dies! Three designs/consumable items plus a PDF tutorial to put them together!

Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Polished Pink, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.

You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 9 cards & envelopes (3 each of 3 designs) mailed to you via first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  


Your stamp set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!.  I will mail consumable project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and first-class postage.

(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. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.
 
Creative Kit Order due no later than January 30th, 2022. I will mail class packets the first week of February.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95)

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 order a set of equal or lesser value by January 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Thank you for stopping by today! You can also access the items used to make this card by clicking on the images below! I would be honored if you shopped under me, and I love to spoil my customers!

Product List
Cactus Cuties Bundle
$31.50
Cactus Builder Punch
$18.00
Cactus Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Stitched Greenery Die
$32.00
Bloom Where You're Planted 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Kits

October’s Creative Kit to GO!

The Nature’s Harvest was one hot bundle-so hot is was unavailable last month!  I had a Creative Kit to Go all ready for you all to get for free.  I postponed it until this month so you can get the FREE card kit with the purchase of this bundle!  

What is the Creative Kit to GO? 

You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set (mailed from Stampin’ Up!) plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  

Creative Kit Order Bundle order due no later than October 30th. I will mail class packets the first week of November.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95) But HURRY! I have limited kits available!

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. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just order a set of equal or lesser value by October 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!

Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bumble Bee, Old Olive. Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Techniques

How to Use Blender Brushes

I have gone a little overboard with the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle these past couple of weeks! If you are into butterflies-this bundle is a must have! I promise to share my creations! But this one was super quick to make with the stamp set being ONE big stamp and the dies are welded together. That way they line up perfectly and they all cut out at once!

These Blending Brushes are amazing! So much that they are unavailable for just a bit. I promise they are worth the wait!

  1. They are buttery and velvety soft beyond what I imagined!
  2. There are 3 in a pack for just $12!!! Economical!
  3. They clean soooooo easy! Most of my ink was rinsed out of the bristles with just a little Dawn dish soap and water. I dried them some on a dry towel and let them air dry overnight.
  4. You can actually use the same one for different colors with out it leaving residue from the previous color. (if you haven’t washed them yet)
  5. To make the ink look soft on your surface: apply the ink and with a circular motion, add to your paper.
Butterfly Brilliance

To create this super simple card, I inked up the whole butterfly stamp with Basic Grey and stamped onto a piece of Basic White paper (3 3/4″ x 5″). Be sure you have one full image of a butterfly to adhere the inked one on top of. I stamped it again on another piece of Basic White-and then cut it out with the dies. I then used Misty Midnight, Rococo Rose, and Balmy Blue to shade the loose butterfly. I love the added Wink of Stella on top to add more pop! I also used Seal on the back of the body, Dimensionals, then more Seal on the edges of the wings. That way it stay arched when you lay it on your cardstock.

I used Smoky Slate for the card base (A2: 8 1/2″x 5 1/2″) and a mat of Basic Grey (4″ x 5 1/4″). The finishing touches are a sentiment and a few Basic Rhinestones.

Be sure to add these to your order today for FREE shipping! Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on March 17th all day on orders of $50USD or more!

Purchase 6 of my creative kits and the 7th is FREE!

I also have a great Creative Kit to Go for March using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry a few kits are left!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron, and Basic Grey.
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.ORDER MARCH 2021 CREATIVE KIT

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

 ****You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Product List
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
$54.75
Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set
$17.00
Brilliant Wings Dies
$44.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Birthday

Simple Art Gallery Birthday

I had to have the Gold Leafing once I saw it in the Mini Catalog! Can you believe I haven’t used it yet?? Do you ever do that? That is on my list to DO this week! It’s spring break already and we are just staying home. Just praying that they go back this year! LOL!

I did at least play with the gorgeous Art Gallery stamp set and the coordinating Fine Art Floral DSP to create a club card! This paper has color combos that will please all tastes! I am using a lot of Rococo Rose lately-I am probably sad that it’s going to leave the In-Colors this year.

This card was very simple to put together. You start off with a Rococo Rose card base (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) and fold in half. Then you cut a piece of the Fine Art Floral DSP & a Merry Merlot piece (2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ each). I used the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder to create the texture on the Merry Merlot piece.

Next you will stamp the flower sprig on a scrap of Very Vanilla. I inked the whole image with Rococo Rose Ink and then I used a Blender Pen to remove ink on the stems. I went back with a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write marker. I did add some Wink of Stella to the blooms as well to compliment the other gold embellishments. I cut it out using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes dies.

Use the sentiment of your choice from the Art Gallery stamp set-I love the selection in this set!! Next, you can adhere the Merry Merlot with adhesive and put Dimensionals on the DSP. I added Stampin’ Seal to the back of the circle so the Fine Art Ribbon would stay in place. I then added some Dimensionals to pop that up. The card is finished with the Gilded Gems.

I hope you enjoyed this card today! I promise that the Gold Leafing is coming! I plan on a FB live too! Want to join in on my VIP group?? Click the button below!

TO get your own Fine Art Floral products, visit my website:

And lastly, don’t forget about the March Creative Kit!!

And it’s my Creative Kit of the month too! I just love the colors they chose for the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP paper! BUT it’s while supplies last-so grab yours today!!!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry while kits last!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, and Black.  
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.ORDER MARCH 2021 CREATIVE KIT

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

  You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Happy stampin’ Laura