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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
Fun Fold Cards

Easy Accordion Fun Fold

We had another Mystery Zoom Card class last night! We created an Accordion Fold that I saw on Lisa Curcio’s blog! It makes me laugh when the girls questions why they are cutting, folding, or scoring! Then they are so happy when they see their final product! We have a lot of laughs and have time to catch up or get to know any new people! You should join us on the next Mystery Zoom night! Check out my events on my website: Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website!

Here are the supplies and measurements to create your own!

Card Base: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” colored cardstock; a mat piece 4” x 5 ¼” (I used Whisper White) •Insert: 4 ¼” x 11” (Don’t Fold); Whisper White/Neutral color @ 2 ¼”x 4” •DSP:  2 pieces @ 1 ¼” x 4”; 2 pieces @ 2 ¼” x 4”, 1 piece @ ½” x 4”(I used 4 patterns from the same pack) •Inside the Insert:  1 ½ x 9 ½” – I used a color that coordinated with my base color. •Other pieces:  Scraps for sentiment. •One set or two stamp sets •Embellishments, dies, punches, and inks of your choice •Tape, glue, dimensionals, scissors etc.

1. Attach your card base (notice it is a card front only-not a folded card like usual) and mat pieces together.

2. Attach your DSP pieces to the smallest sections; then your bigger pieces.

3. Attach the Whisper White 2 ¼” x 4 to the last part of the zig zag piece.  This will be for your inside message

4. Attach the ½” x 4 piece right next to the Whisper White so they are flush.

5. Attach the zig zag piece to your card base centered.

6. Take your 9 ½” x 1 ½” piece and wrap it around the card adhering it in the front where it overlaps.  Not to tight-it’s a belly band.

7. Decorate the belly band.

Add extra focal stamps, ribbons, or embellishments!

The Flowers for All Seasons DSP pack is just gorgeous! The colors are just so vibrant and all the flowers can be used for all occasions!

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Product List
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Medium Daisy Punch
$16.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Just Jade 1/4" (6.4 Mm) 2020–2022 In Color Ribbon
$6.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Seal+
$12.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Technique Video

Simple Spotlight Technique

One bonus of being at home is that I am finally stepping out of my comfort zone and making more videos! What are you doing to pass the time?

Here is a super simple technique you can use for your more detailed line images. You stamp the whole image onto Rococo Rose card stock and then stamp the image again onto a Whisper White cardstock and punch out your focal point! The results are stunning and elegant! Plus you can make quite a few in a short amount of time! Send some love to those you miss seeing! I promise that it will melt their heart!

Here is a close up of the focal point! I used the Epoxy Frosted/Clear Droplets to create some bling. Use the Rococo Rose Dark Blend pen to color your vellum and then punch it out with the Twig Punch. Custom colored vellum in a snap!

Please stay safe and healthy! Happy Easter!

Product List
Breathtaking Bouquet Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Breathtaking Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
$16.00
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle
$35.00
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rococo Rose Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker
$4.50
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
$9.00
simple cards

Floral Friendship

This card started as a completely different idea in my head! Does this ever happen to you? I wanted to make a card with the Under My Umbrella bundle. As you can see-that didn’t happen. The color inspiration came from the Dressed to Impress DSP! The flowers in the DSP were so close to the smaller roses in the Beautiful Friendship (Anuual Catalog 149252, pg 123), that I was going to make a light background with them. Well, the thought train derailed and jumped onto a different track! I LOVE how it turned out!

One of the benefits of the Beautiful Friendship stamp set is that you can stamp in generations! (stamp on the ink pad once and get 1 to 3 images from that one inking).

The roses were stamped with Lovely Lipstick, but I stamped on my grid paper first, then the Whisper White to make it a softer hue. I adore hydrangeas! I wish it wasn’t so hot in Texas-my yard would have tons of them! So, for those, I stamped them with the Highland Heather and used the one inking 2 times! The leaves Mint Macaron at full strength and the accent sprig was stamped with So Saffron. The big rose bunch was stamped with Blushing Bride.

I stamped the sentiment with Basic Grey so it wasn’t so in your face! Then I colored the Basic Pearls with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. A few brushes of Wink of Stella and some Polka-Dot Tule and it was done! I did stamp some edges of leaves and hydrangeas to the sentiment so it blended in a bit.

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Stay home, stay safe, and craft! Hugs Laura

Product List
Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
$22.00
Stitched Nested Labels Dies
$35.00
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
$7.50
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Paper Snips
$10.00
Snail Adhesive
$7.00