Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Oh Christmas Tree!

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Don’t you love it when you come up with a design and it just gels together!!?  I have always adored vintage cards that use Sheet Music! Stampin’ Up! has answered that obsession by offering the Sheet Music Background stamp!  Just think of all the music lovers in your life and the possibilities this one stamp could give you!

To make this card even better, I paired it with the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set!  And, there is the In the Woods Framelit collection that helps you cut the tree out in a snap!  (this card would be a great one to reproduce for your seasonal card this year) And for a bonus tip: paper save by using your Smoky Slate mat as your surface to stamp your greeting.  Once you punch it out and adhere the sheet music piece on top, no one will know!

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I used Wink of Stella clear on the white areas of the tree image for an extra sparkle.  I used the Under the Mistletoe DSP for this card-but any 1″ piece from your Christmas stash will do!  I liked the DSP because it coordinated so well with the Shaded Spruce card base. ( I LOVE THIS COLOR)

Now for some serious business.  If you have the following items on  your wish list, you need to get them ASAP!  This catalog has been so popular that we are running low on these and will not have time to re stock before the catalog’s end date.  (and for your Christmas creations). Take a look at the graphic and following list.  Please go to my site and get your items.

**  Be sure to use the host code for November P4GTSGNT at check out.  I’ll even send you a gift!

CANVA alert sale

  • SNOWFLAKES & STARS WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147819)
  • SANTA’S SIGNPOST FRAMELITS DIES (item 147911)
  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • ALPINE SPORTS THINLITS DIES (item 147916)
  • SINCERELY SANTA PROJECT KIT (item 148029)
  • FESTIVE FARMHOUSE COTTON TWINE (item 147888)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • DETAILED LEAVES THINLITS DIES (item 147921)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • DETAILED DEER THINLITS DIES (item 147915)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • SWIRLS & CURLS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 147923)*
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS THINLITS DIES (item 147912)*
  • FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES (item 147922)

Stampin’ Blessings! Laura

 

Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Copper Baubles

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When I first saw the Beautiful Baubles Bundle in the Holiday Catalog, I liked it.  It wasn’t until I saw what people were making with it that I fell in love with the possibilities it holds!  (I have made at least 4 cards already!)

I made this one for my last Stamp a Stack.  I feel that using a monochromatic scheme can make it easier for new stampers!  But, truth be told, I HAD to use the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon!  It really was my inspiration for using the Copper Embossing Powder for the ornament!

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TIP: Stamp your ornament with VersaMark and heat emboss the copper powder before adding the ornament hanger.  You run the risk of wiping off the ornament’s powder.

Buy your Beautiful Baubles Bundle by shopping on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website! Use October’s Host code QQY9F9XX at check out to get a FREE pack of Basic Rhinestones!

 

Holiday · Techniques

Sweet Little Deer

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I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! introduced the Stampin’ Blends November 1st!  I chose the Season Chums stamp set to test them out!  This deer just makes me smile!

I first used the lighter Crumb Cake to color the antlers, dots, and tail.  Then I used the darker Crumb Cake to color in the deer.  I used the Color Lifter on the face, top of his hide and part of his hind leg!  The bow I used the lighter Cherry Cobbler to color it all in and followed up with the smaller tip on the outside of the bow.

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**Be sure to use the Tuxedo Black Memento ink when using the Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based, so they will bleed with any other black that has alcohol in it.

To finish off the rest of the card I used the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder and the Be Merry DSP!  Such a cute card!!!

Be sure to check out the Year End Sales Event!  There are retiring items from the Holiday Catalog and discounted other items!  Click on the Year End Sale for the list.  Year End Sale Event US           Use this month’s hostess code MWGMCVD7 and get a free gift from me! (mailed separate).

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Stampin’ Hugs! Laura

 

Holiday · Kits · Techniques

Quilted Christmas-so cute!

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I couldn’t’ wait to play with the Quilted Christmas stamp set and Quilt Builder dies!  We went on our annual Labor Day craft retreat weekend and I have a TON to show!! That was a much needed break from the long summer!

I just had my Team Meeting last week and here is the Make n Take we all made together!  I recommend watching this video that Stampin’ Up! put together!  It really showcases the different ways to use this set to maximize your investment!

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I first ran the Garden Green piece through Big Shot with the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder.  I love that you can use either side-both are pretty!! I then stamped the quilted star outline with a darker color, Garden Green.  Then I used Pool Party and Lucky Lime Twist for the panels.  I cut it out with the coordinating dies. The stitched part layers inside the outline die.  That is what made me think to cut out the Real Red background piece. I finished it off with the sentiment on a banner and some White Baker’s Twine.

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Cute and simple card!!  Such a fun suite to play with!  It also has these adorable Stitched Felt embellishments and matching DSP pack!

Don’t forget to order you September Creative Class to Go by September 21st! (Gavin’s birthday!!)

Card class to go Sept 2017Happy Stampin’!

 

Holiday · Promotions

Carols of Christmas

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Are you ready to get a head start on your Christmas cards??  Well, look no further!  You can now order this great bundle, Carols of Christmas and Card Front Builder Thinlits! I had a blast making the border for this card using the Thinlits!  I have also wanted to make a card using the Sheet Music background stamp-Christmas cards always look great with that in the back!

To make it pop, I cut a piece of Gold Foil the same size and placed it behind the Cherry Cobbler piece. I couldn’t stand not paper saving with my Gold Foil, so I cut out a Stitched Shape to use on another project.  I love to paper save with the mat piece-all the extra paper that I can use for actual card bases instead of cutting into smaller pieces!

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I then used the White Craft Ink to make it look like a chalkboard for the sentiment.  Next, I double the Linen Thread to make the bow pop!  I love how it turned out!  I decieded to make this a club card too!  Just click on Laura’s Stampin Up website and shop!  There are great new items on the Clearance Rack too!  The bundle code is: Wood 146036; Clear 146037

Don’t forget your bonus coupons from last month!

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All projects · Holiday · Techniques

Washi you a Merry Christmas!

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I love my customers and my upline/downline!! They are my dear friends that we have bonded through crafting. When it comes to sending Christmas cards, it can get a little tricky.  They have more than likely made the cards I have on hand every year.  So, I found a simple design on Pinterest (sorry, I deleted the person’s name-thank you for your inspiration!) and I added my own twist to it!  I first layered the Warm Wishes Washi tape onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut out the ornate ornaments from the Merry Tags Framelits using Gold Foil.  The rest fell together quite nicely!

TIP: I showed you the assembly line so you could see how I paper saved!  I cut out the circle from the Garden Green mat so I didn’t waste cardstock!  Great for making multiple cards!

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I used a red sharpie to color our Rhinestones to add that sparkle to the ornament! I am taking a few days to spend with family and to reflect on the blessings God has given me this year!  Especially for riding with me through the storm of breast cancer.

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Have  a blessed and Merry Christmas!