Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Elegant Fir

This card was made for my first Stamp a Stack and it was a favorite with my girls! It was a fun and simple card to create and make! The Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch are a must have this season! I have seen so many gorgeous cards, 3-d items, tags, and scrapbook pages using the duo!

For this card, I first stamp the Crumb Cake with the Birch background stamp (I did stamp off first to make it more subtle). Next, I stamped the fir tree with Shaded Spruce onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the Stitched Nested Labels. Then I tied a piece of the stunning Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ ribbon into a knot and adhered it below the tree.

I placed a piece of the Toile Tidings DSP onto the card base and then used Dimensionals to adhere the shape with the stamped tree on top of that. I added 2 Gold Foil sprigs that I cut from the Sprig Punch. The final touch was a Gold Metallic Pearl!

What is funny, is last year I looked at the Sprig punch and thought “I don’t need that”. I was sooooo wrong! I love that punch! I have seen cute wreaths made from several that are layered into a circle.

Stay tuned for a 24 hour sale tomorrow, Monday, October 21st!!!!

Happy Stampin’ Laura

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Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Sweet Candy Canes

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I love all the girls on my team!  We are having our quarterly Team Gathering & Opportunity night on November 29th! I made this card for the Make & Take!

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Just click on Join Laura’s Creative Corner and start a new and inspiring journey! Right now we can pre-order the following:

I almost didn’t buy the Candy Cane Season bundle-but I am so glad I did!  The photopolymer images make stamping a snap! Plus, the bundle includes the Candy Cane Builder punch-so if you need to make multiple cards, it’s in the bag!

Imagine the cute tags you can create with the Candy Cane Season set!  It also includes a “to & from” stamp!  I also adore the snowflake cluster stamp!  Look at the cute background you can create just like that!

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Another benefit of this bundle is the Bow part of the Candy Cane Builder punch! No ribbon required! (unless you want to!) Of course Wink of Stella had to be added-so addicted!

Do you stamp your envelopes?  Did you know that Stampin’ Up!’s envelopes are smooth like our Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock?  This mean your recipients can feel the excitement of your gesture before even opening the card!

img_3735Stay tuned!  I sense a awesome sale coming for Black Friday! Check back for all the details!

Happy Stampin’ Laura

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!

 

Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Flannel Deer

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I just think of a nice fire with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winters day with this card!  I have fallen in LOVE with the NEW Buffalo Check Background stamp!  I made this card for the Christmas Stamp a Stack last weekend and it was a hit!

I always buy the wood for the background stamps for their sturdiness.  I usually prefer clear mount on all my other stamps.  To make your image clear and complete; ink up the whole background stamp with Memento Black Ink (used here) with the rubber facing up.  Take your cardstock and place it on top.  Use the one side of your grid paper (scratch paper) and fold it over on top of the stamp and cardstock.  Then take your hand and rub it over to insure the image is all on your cardstock.  The best part is the ink is not on your hand!

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The 5/8″ Striped Burlap Ribbon was the perfect choice to add some rustic texture to this card!  The Red Basic Rhinestones are a nice final touch!  Some people put their Red Rhinestones on the nose of the deer!  (face palm, duh!)

Look what is coming in a couple days!!  Hurry while supplies last!  What a great deal to start this creative addiction!  Sign up on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin site!

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Have a blessed day and happy stampin!

Laura