Birthday · simple cards

True Blue

This card reminds me of the Cobalt Blue plates that my grandmother had showcased in her china cabinet!  It is a simple, yet elegant card!

The catch is this is a Host set only!  The set also has a lace doily, a detailed bee, and beautiful accents to add more visual effects on your project!

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It features the new In Color 2018-2020 Blueberry Bushel and it’s coordinating DSP pack!  If you are just starting out, this is a great card layout for you!  All I used was one color ink, 2 cardstock colors, 1 stamp set, adhesive, and baker’s twine (optional). This is a go to layout for me when I am stumped for a quick card too!  I can change it up a bit with colors, textures, images, and embellishments-and no one notices!

Here is a video to show how simple it is to create! The end has the item numbers too!

Where are my Halloween lovers???  Look what is coming in your mailbox in September!  I CAN’T wait!  I promise that this one will be a sell out, so you will want to subscribe by September 10th to get yours reserved!  You can go month to month, buy a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, and skip a month too! (just skip by the 10th of the month) img_1585

Here is my link to sign up today!  Laura Venvertloh’s Paper Pumpkin sign up!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Laura

 

Birthday · Cute cards · Techniques

Soft Dandelions

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Don’t you just love dandelions!  It’s such a sweet childhood memory for most!  When I saw this set in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog-it was on my top 3 list!  I needed a technique for my stamp club this week, so I used the plastic wrap technique! It’s such a simple technique and it was perfect to create a soft background for this stamp set!

  1. Use 2 to 3 re-inker colors and place a few drops into the lid of it’s corresponding color.
  2. Use an aqua painter with rubbing alcohol in it and mix a few drops into the ink.
  3. Wad up some plastic wrap and dab into the color.  Randomly smoosh it onto Glossy White Cardstock.

I then stamped the images in Versa Mark and then Silver Embossing powder.  Once it is heat set you can adhere it to the Whisper White mat.  I paper saved the sentiment on the Pool Party base color and punched it out with Classic Label punch.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing folder.

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Be sure to use this month’s hostess code for your own set!  Plus it’s bonus days!

August Hostess Code

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Birthday · Cute cards · Techniques

Swirly Bird Wreath

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I have seen a ton of posts about how to use the Stamparatus to make a wreath pattern with ease!  Dawn Griffin has a wonderful tutorial that helped spark my creation!  I am holding a class on how to use the Stamparatus on August 5th!  There are so many wonderful tips and tricks that this tool can make stamp placement a piece of cake!

I started off with the Tea Room Specialty DSP for a fun color combination.  I used one of the fun patterned papers from the pack.  Then I used a strip of Crushed Curry to accent the side of the Costal Cabana card base.

I then used the stampartus and a template that I made using the Layering Squares dies.  I am in the process of making a video to show how fun you can have with this technique. GBDH4692

I followed the wreath with the Classic Label punch and a strip of Blackberry Bliss just a little bigger than the width and length of the punch.  Then I trimmed off the sides using the puched piece as a guide.  I then finished it off with Basic Rhinestones and some White Baker’s Twine.

To RSVP for the event, visit Laura’s Creative Corner’s SU website.

 

Cute cards · Thinking of You

Love you to pieces

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I had to have the Love You to Pieces Bundle when I saw the new catalog!  I have a few friends who have children with Autism that I would love to make these for!  I have a few other designs floating around in my head as well!  I can’t wait to get back into the stamp room!

What I really like about this bundle is the Puzzle Pieces Thinlits that coordinate with the stamp set!  Stampin’ Up! now offers Embossing Pads that turn your Thinlits/Framelits into dry embossed images!  So you can create even more with this bundle!

I used 4 pieces of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 squares of the following colors: Real Red, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushell, and Daffodil Delight. I lined them up as shown below-makes for one pass through the Big Shot. how to puzzle

Boy, that close up of my clear plates makes me want to order some new ones!  Wow!

There are a few days left to order the Creative Class to Go!  Click on the June 2018 FREE Creative Class to GO for more information!

Also, don’t forget about the hostess code for this month!  june 2018 hostess code

Stampin’ Hugs,

Laura

 

Cute cards · Thank you

Sweet Tulips

I will truly miss the Tranquil Tulips hostess set!! It was a popular set with my girls this past year! The two step Stampin makes the final product so realistic! I made this card for one of my SWAPS for On Stage the other week.  I loved it so much that I am using it for the Sweet & Simple cards too!

Sahara Sand paired with the Pinewood Plank Embossing Folder created that Greige color that is so popular right now!  I stamped off the more solid petal and full strength with the detailed part of the petals.  There is Wink of Stella on the pistils too!

Be sure to stock up on your favorite colors while they last!  There are several DSP packs that are SOLD OUT!  Delightful Daisy, Coffee Break, Petal Garden, A Whole Lot of Lovely, Fast Fuse refill/full; Pansy Punch, and Fluttering Embossing Folder!

And I added links to the retired list for both the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog 2017-2018!  You can have it shipped to you even if you are not local to me!

Here is the April Hostess Code B9SXQTFB!  Happy Stampin’! 

 

Birthday · Cute cards · Promotions

Basket of Berries

Fruit Basket is one of those stamp sets that I passed by in the Occasions Catalog and then I started seeing a ton of super cute cards made with it!  And then, one of my customers ordered the Tutti-Fruiti DSP pack!  I HAD to get the whole suite after that!  The suite includes the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Adhesive Backed Sequins, DSP, and Washi tape!  There is a set of Tutti-Fruiti Stampin’ Spots too!

The Sale a Bration Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder is carrying over to the NEW catalog!!! So, I whipped this card up!  I started by stamping some berries and then embossing with Silver Embossing powder over them to make the basket!  Then, I stamped & punched out some berried to layer on top. I added some DSP and a Lemon Lime Twist banner for the sentiment!  All done!  I love how it turned out!

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You may have heard the news, but in case you haven’t: the NEW catalog will have NEW colors!

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I will post some teasers of new colors when my pre order arrives!!!  I can’t wait!  But I highly encourage you to stock up on re-inkers, markers, paper, and stamp pads now!

I have set up April’s hostess code B9SXQTFB that you can use on Laura’s Website at check out!  It will ship to you before I close out the order!  IF you are new customer and would like a catalog, let me know too!

 

Promotions · Sale a Bration · Thank you

Heartfelt Thanks

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I love a FREE stamp set, don’t you?  The Heartfelt Blooms is one of the many choices that are in this year’s Sale-a-bration catalog!  I just love the details in the image!  I tried it with black, but I really enjoyed how the Smoky Slate ink turned out!  This is for my Sweet & Simple class tonight!

Did you notice the cute dry embossed image?  It’s part of the Petal Passion suite on page 22-23 of the Occasions catalog!  It is a smaller embossing folder and it has 2 in the Petal Pair package!

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I wanted to add ribbon, but really didn’t want to distract away from the main statement image.  I just used the Layering Ovals to cut out the Thank You that also is part of the Heartfelt Blooms set!

To take advantage of all the FREE items and Extra host/join perks, check out Laura’s Stampin’ Up website!

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Birthday · Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration

Party Panda!

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I LOVE this Party Pandas stamp set!  And do you want to know that you can choose this as a FREE item!  Yes-It’s Sale-a-bration time!!!  For every $50 or $100 you spend, there are FREE items you can choose from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

This is going to be a card for this month’s club too!  I just love how he’s throwing confetti in the air!  I just used the marker to stamp technique to have more than one color on the stamp!  And the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing folder is just too cute!!

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I did use Wink of Stella on the confetti and his party hat!  He just makes me smile!

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Just look at the benefits of hosting a party/FB party and joining my team!  I have several that are hobby demonstrators and some that use it as a Part Time business! And you don’t have to live close by!  We skype or facetime at our quarterly gatherings!

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Birthday · Kits · Promotions · Sale a Bration

FREE Card Kit!

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Wow!  What a crazy holiday!!  Sorry it’s been a while, but I had surgery in November and then we had a Strep marathon throughout December!  So ready for a New Year and reaching for positive goals!

How to get the FREE Card Kit:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code F2ZHDKJS at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.  

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

Picture Perfect Birthday 

Includes the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set $17.00 145519 (photopolymer) & Picture Perfect Party DSP 6×6 pack: $10.00 145559 (plus tax & shipping)

***It’s Sale A Bration!  You can add items to your order to get a FREE item from the Sale a Bration catalog too! (A free item with every $50 spent!) 

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!

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) packed in a cute case 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. (see highlighted list below for suggestions)  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: 

 

* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.    Creative Kit Order due no later than January 22th. PayPal invoice for $6 priority shipping.  You can also add additional items that you may need. I will mail class packets the last week of January.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.

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.

OTHER ITEMS you may want to have on hand: adhesive, dimensionals, paper snips & glue dots.  INK COLORS: Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Black Memento, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Peek a Boo Peach, Wink of Stella Clear. 

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Holiday · Techniques

Snowflake Layers

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I have 3 stamp clubs and one of the items is always a technique!  I give each member when they join a little journal book for them to place a sample and a type up of how we created it.  That way they can look back and recreate!

This one I haven’t done in a while and I was inspired by a color combo on Pinterest.  So easy to do too!

  1. Cut a regular card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (fold in half) and a light neutral at 5 1/4 x 4″
  2. I then cut another piece the same color as the card base at 3 2/8″ x 4 1/2″; the same neutral was cut to 4 1/4 x 2″
  3. Next I cut the last piece in the same base card color to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″; neutral is 2 x 3 1/4″
  4. Take all your neutrals and layer them on top of each other.  I used dotto to keep them from moving.  Don’t worry about white spaces when you stamp.  Randomly stamp your pattern.  I started with the biggest to the smallest stamp.
  5. Once your are satisfied, you can attach each layer and then pop up with dimensionals!  Decorate as desired!

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The girls really loved making this one!  I can’t believe we are so close to the next catalog and Sale a Bration!  SO, check out the Year End Sale and Clearance rack!

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