simple cards

Simple Peony Card

The NEW Prized Peony suite is just gorgeous! The Peony dies make realistic peony paper flowers with ease. The Prized Peony set has simple sentiments, detailed stamps, and a touch of background whimsy! The colors in the suite are create a soft feel- Petal Pink, Whisper White, Gray Granite, and Basic Gray.

To make this super easy card, you will fold a piece of Gray Granite (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) card stock and crease it with your Bone Folder. Next, stamp the grunge diamond pattern randomly with Gray Granite ink (stamped off once) onto your card stock base. Then stamp the larger peony on a piece of Whisper White (4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″) using Petal Pink ink. There is a scalloped border in the Peony Dies set that I used to cut the Whisper White piece at the bottom. Then take a piece of the Peony Garden DSP cut @ 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere that to your card base. Place Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White piece that has the peony stamped on it and adhere that on the card base. Next, you will fold a 4″ piece of the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon in half and adhere to the card with Glue Dots. Chose your sentiment and shape to finish off your card! I used the die from the Perfect Parcel to cut out a sentiment in this set.

This is the LAST week to get your Bonus Days coupons! (July 31st) For every $50 you spend, Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon code to use in August! You can’t go wrong-the Holiday Catalog starts August 4th!!

I also have a new class that is virtual! It’s a great way to have a creative escape, meet new people virtually, and to enjoy laughter! Here are the details!

*NEW* August 28th 7:00pm-10:00pm Monthly Product Focus Class: August Bundle: Whale Done (154053, $31.50)
Optional items: 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon Pool Party (152462, $6.00); Whale of a Time 6×6 DSP (152460, $11.50); Seabed 3D Folder (152700, $10.00) Colors Used: Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White.
This is a Zoom class that focuses on a featured set that will need to be pre-purchased through my website (or through emailing/messaging me).  
We will make 3 cards using the featured set and/or bundle. You can use your paper/inks/products or order the suggested items along with your featured set and/or bundle. 
Order $50 or more and I will mail you the consumable parts for FREE (2 of each design-so 6 cards)!  A PDF will be available for all orders of $30 or more as well!  
This will be a new way to add to your stamping experience and stay safe at the same time!  Plus, if you are not local-we can connect and create!! 

I will email the PDF and measurements for the items to cut ahead of time. This is a pre-order so we can all create together!



Product List
Prized Peony Bundle (English)
Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set (English)
Peony Dies
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Peony Garden Designer Series Paper
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
Perfect Parcel Dies
Stampin' Seal
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Bone Folder
Paper Trimmer

Ornate Daisy

I am super thrilled that the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is now available for all of us! The Ornate Garden suite was one of the first glimpse that we were able to play with until now! I made this card for our Mystery Zoom Stamp Event! (you should join us! Next one is June 19th 8PM (CST) sign up at Laura’s Stampin’ Up site!)

I make a power point of hints that we all go through via Zoom! I will send out an email with the suggested sizes and items to have on hand. You use what you have on hand and it’s ok that it’s retired or not SU! So it’s a FREE event! Local or out of town! Great for those that don’t feel ready to venture out too! We can even do a party for you and your friends!

Ok, now for the card. This was another Mini-Z Fold card and I love how it turned out! It was super simple to make.

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.

The base card measurements appear strange, but this fits perfectly in an A2 envelope! I just stamped the daisy from the Ornate Garden stamp set with Memento Black. Next, I cut it out with a larger oval from the Stitched Shapes dies. I used the Smoky Slate light blends marker to give some depth to the flower petals. I also used Wink of Stella to make some sparkle! I finished it off with a simple sentiment and a Linen Thread Bow!

Are you ready to order from the new catalog??? I have a host code for any order under $150 (if your order is over that- you should enjoy the host benefits or sign up!)

Plus I will send you a thank you gift!

Most just join to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the perks of 20% off your purchases, pre-order and sneak peek, and you get to be a part of our Crafting Corner Team! (private FB page, quarterly gatherings, and lots of laughs)

It’s a bundle bash! On top of the $125 in product you pick from any current selections, you also get to select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. All for just $99!! And you don’t have to meet your first quarter minimum until 9/30/2020!

You can also host a party and get extra this month too! When you host a party or place an order that totals $250 or more-you get an additional $25 in FREE product!

I am preparing for my open house that is hybrid style! There a ton of new creations on the way!




Product List
Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
Terracotta Tile 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Stitched Shapes Dies
Linen Thread
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Bone Folder
Paper Trimmer
Sketch Challenges

Bird Ballad Beauty

A creative mind makes for a happy person these days! I posted to my FB page, Laura’s Creative Corner, a card sketch that I saw on Pinterest! I have had quite a few people post their creations already!

Here is the sketch! You should try it out!

I wanted this card to be super simple! So I started out with the Bird Ballad DSP and found two birds on the patterned paper that I admired. I then cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Circle (2nd to the largest) and then built the colors from the image. I finally settled on the Whisper White Base (thick card stock) and Soft Suede as the mat piece. I love the Calypso Coral page from the DSP that has the bird cages on it. That is what I chose to make my three panels. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut them out so they had more texture.

I then stamped the sentiment from the coordinating Free as a Bird stamp set using Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake. Then I used the Classic Label punch to cut it out and pop up with Mini Dimensionals. (I used Dimensionals to pop up all of the layers except the Soft Suede) To create the leaves, I cut out 2 pieces of Old Olive using the Leaf punch. I used a sponge to distress some Old Olive on the edges to create more depth.

I am soooooo close to my goal! $122 and that’s it!

Sale-a-bration ends Tuesday! 😱😱
I have my goal tracker and it keeps me motivated to see it! I earn FREE items too!

Every bit helps! Just shop Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and enter host code 3JJGXQM9
At check out and it ships to you! I have a special thank you gift for the one who pushes me over!

And-I also have a special thank you gift for the next person who joins our Crafting Corner team!
$99 plus tax=up to $125 in the product is your choice-BUT you also get this adorable mini paper trimmer, 6×6 sampler pack, and a stamp set of your choice! Ends March 31st!!

Stay safe and healthy! And God Bless all of you!

Product List
Leaf Punch
Cute cards · simple cards · Techniques · Thank you

Inspired by Carnations

I love flowers-especially carnations! And my husband loves that they are easier on the pocket book! 😬 Seriously-they stay alive so much longer and I can enjoy them!

The Inspiring Iris set was on my “have to have” list! Irises remind me of our childhood house and how they grew along with the daffodils every spring! My mom and I both love purple too! Miss her so much!

I made this card fort Sweet and Simple class. I started with Black Memento Ink and stamped the outline of the flowers. I followed that with Garden Green to fill in the leaves. Then, to create the carnations variation, I stamped with Blushing Bride frost and then rolled the top of the stamp with Rococo Rose. I love the results!

I ran a piece of card stock with the Scripty Embossing folder to tie in the Rocco Rose. Next I added a piece of the Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen ribbon. It was finished off with Wink of Stella clear! Finally, I added the cute and curved “thanks” sentiment on top of one of the flowers!

Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · Thinking of You

Flowering Desert


It has been a busy start to 2019!  After a whirlwind of events over the holidays and now I had a part time job fall into my lap!  My physical therapist for the past 4 years hired me for his new clinic. I have missed working with patients! BUT-I am still crafting my heart out!

I had my Occasions Open house last weekend and this card was featured!  I fell in love with the Flowering Desert set!  Succulents and cacti are everywhere now!  It’s a fun new image for making cards and other paper crafts!

I also used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits!  This is one set of dies you HAVE to have!  Paper saving, fun shapes, and that textured stitched look just adds great dimension to your creations!


Of course I had to add Wink of Stella!  The Braided Linen Thread carried over!  Halleluiah!

Be sure to be your own craft store!  You get a 20% discount (no coupons needed) on every purchase you make or 20% of what your friends buy!  This is such a great time of year to sign up!  Hobby demos welcome!  We have a great team across the U.S.!

Two options: img_2898

This adorable tote that was custom designed for paper crafters like us!  AND $175 in any current products of your choice!  Your first full quarter will be March-June to meet your minimum….what’s the cost?

$129 for the tote and $175 of product/business supplies or

$99 for $175 of product/business supplies

Just a fabulous deal! Click on Laura’s Website to Join the Fun now! Do you have questions? Just ask!



Cute cards · Kits · Promotions · simple cards · Thank you

Bring on Fall

I am so ready for fall!  This is the fifth card that I have made with the Blended Seasons bundle!  I used the cut out from my previous card to create this simple fall card!  We are making it tonight at my Sweet & Simple card class!

To create this beauty:

  1. Stamp the leaves with Early Espresso ink randomly on Soft Suede cardstock.
  2. Stamp thank you on a Crumb Cake piece and run it through the Big Shot with the smallest of the Stitched Seasons label die.  (I centered the sentiment more towards the top to leave room for the embellishments)
  3. On a scrap of Very Vanilla, use the Watercolor Assortment #2 and color with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Granny Apple Green.
  4. Cut out 2 leaves and use Wink of Stella to blend the watercolors.
  5. Tie a bow with 2 pieces of Linen Thread.
  6. Dimensionals were used to pop up the sentiment piece and glue dots for the leaves & Gold Glimmer paper.


August 22nd is the LAST day to get your FREE Card Kit & Creative Class to Go!! Click on the blue link to read on how to get yours today! And it’s Bonus Days too! You will get a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to spend in September for every $50 increment you spend!

Happy Stamping!!

Aug 2018 FREE Card Kit


Kits · Stampin' UP! Events · Thank you · Thinking of You

Little Purple Hugs

img_0540Here is another card idea for the Abstract Impressions set!  This set has yielded at least 4 cards already!  I had to try out the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape!  I paired it to color the stems with Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist.  The results are stunning!


This card was made for my Annual New Catalog Open House/Customer Appreciation this past weekend. There were goodie bags for those who attended, lots of retired items for sale (I can post a list if you are interested), tons of samples using new products, and wonderful friendships celebrated! It was a great turn out!  And a dear friend took the plunge and joined my team!


My 8 year old begged to make a card with us and I was thrilled with his results! I didn’t help him one bit!  So proud!!

Here are some samples of the new In Colors:

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You can still earn your FREE Creative Class to Go with the purchase of the Lily Pad Lake Bundle!


Punch Art · Techniques · Thank you

Sweet & Simple Daisy Delight


I am really addicted to the Daisy Delight Bundle!  You can make so many different cards, scrapbook pages, and 3-D projects!  I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class & Card Class at the Cancer Support Community Center that I hold once a month.  A fellow friend/demonstrator here in Frisco showed me a similar card and I had to make my own twist on it!

First, I punched out a Whisper White daisy with the Daisy Punch and placed it aside. Then I used a 2 7/8″ square of Calypso Coral and placed a dot in the center.


I took my ruler and measured corner to corner.  It was 4″ so I marked lightly at 2″ and then rotated to measure the opposite corners.  I marked that at 2″ to get me close to perfect center.  This way when I punched it, I could see the center.

When you place the Calypso Coral (with dimensionals on the back) on top of the Whisper White, you create a daisy from the negative space.  I placed the Whisper White Daisy on top rotated to may a fluffy daisy.

I then add the beautiful Calypso Coral  Ombre’ Ribbon and matted the daisy with Basic Gray.  I did use Wink of Stella on the center of the daisy.  I stamped off the solid center with Smoky Slate, then followed with full strength of Smoky Slate.  Then toped it off with the Wink of Stella.


I love how simple and clean it turned out!  Thanks for stopping by!

july sweet n simple class


Holiday · Promotions · Sale a Bration

Simply Sealed with Love


Do you want a simple but “WOW” card for Valentine’s Day?  The Sealed with Love Bundle/Suite is perfect!  I have used this bundle a lot already (and I have more ideas in my head too!)-so it will be a perfect addition to your stash!

The Heart Border from the Love Notes Framelits is just too cute!  I love how they pop up to give your card dimension! The Sent with Love DSP pack is filled with tons of great patterns with a simple palate of Real Red and Whisper White! It’s beginner friendly!  I also added the Stitched Framelits to add some more texture to the card.  I topped it off with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and some Rhinestones!  I love how this card turned out!


Anyone who is local will get to make this at Try it Night next week!

January 24th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Just $5 to make this and another cute card!  (hint: Mediterranean!)

To order your bundle today:

Create an account and shop!  Be sure to pick a FREE Sale a Bration item for every $50 you spend!


It’s also a great time to join my team!  We have a private Facebook page, have local team meetings quarterly, SWAPs, and much more!  Sign up today and you have until June 30th to meet your quarterly minimum!  So many perks-even for hobby demonstrators! I have team members on the East coast and the West coast!

Holiday · Techniques · Thank you

Fall Branches


I have realized the past couple of days that I LOVE this new limited edition bundle and Crumb Cake as the base!  But I had this idea in my head and it turned out pretty cute!

I took the stamp from Thoughtful Branches and stamped it in Crushed Curry ink.  Then I took markers and tapped them on the stamp to bounce color randomly!  I used Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke. Chocolate Chip, and Tangerine Tango.  Stamped a little grass and the trunk before cutting out a bird and an apple.

I love the new burlap ribbon!  I also dyed the Whisper White baker’s twine with rubbing alcohol and Always Artichoke reinker.

Hope you like today’s card!!


Here is my adorable son Gavin and his creation!  Can you tell he’s grown up with my Stampin’ Up! Too cute and I am a proud mommy!

Stampin’ Hugs!