Technique Video

How to Mask Your Images

Do you remember back to when you first learned how to make cards? My friend gave me a catalog to look at and I bought stamps, inks, and supplies for 5 years. But, I did one project! Sound familiar? So, I signed up for some classes at our local scrapbook store and fell in love with paper crafting! But then they closed in early 2008! After researching different companies and other stores, I signed up with Stampin’ Up! in July of 2007 for “the discount”. I was already spending $50-100 per month on supplies that didn’t match anyways!

Product quality, great customer service, and color coordination were the main factors back then that made it easy to join! I started off with a class or two and enjoyed my hobby paying for itself! June 30th-tomorrow!! is the last day for the Pick a Bundle promotion! It’s such a great deal! No risk, holding events is not required, and not penalty if you don’t meet your quarterly minimum! So, for $99 plus tax-You get $125 of any current catalog items PLUS a die/tool bundle of your choice!! Join NOW by clicking on Laura’s Stampin’ Up website.

One of the first, and simple, techniques I learned was how to mask your images so they look layered. I posted a short video so you can see how easy it is to give your card images dimension using a sticky post it note!

I used the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating Tasteful Labels to make this card. I will tell you I have used the Tasteful Labels a lot because they have a variety of shapes, sizes, and edging!

First I stamped off onto my scratch grid paper with the feather stamped in Gray Granite randomly on the card base. Then I stamped the flower on a post it note towards the top so the sticky side and cut it out so can be used. Next, I stamped the flower on the Whisper White where I wanted it and then placed the sticky note one directly on top. I carefully stamped the foliage three times being sure the part I didn’t want was being stamped on the sticky note. Then I pulled it off to reveal the 2-D layering.

I used the Petal Pink Blends to color the flower and stamped the texture stamp with Petal Pink ink three times. (I stamped off before stamping on the Whisper White for a softer look). I finished the card with a little ribbon behind the sentiment and I colored the flower with some Wink of Stella. Kind of hard to see in this light.

Stay safe and healthy!
Laura

Product List
Tasteful Touches Bundle (English)
$48.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
simple cards

Be Bold

I am so happy that the Best Dressed and matching dies stayed in the new annual catalog! It’s fun, versatile, and whimsical! I have made at least 5 creations with it! It is a great to have on hand for teens, divas, and fashionistas in your life!

The best part is that the photopolymer stamp makes it super simple to eyeball my line of lipsticks. I colored the tubes with Petal Pink blends and Lovely Lipstick blends (recently retired). Next, I stamped Smoky Slate tone on tone with the rose stamp to create a custom background.

I love to have Whisper White ribbon on hand! You can easily color it with coordinating colors to match your project!

I did color the Whisper White Crinkle ribbon with Lovely Lipstick blends. I pulled the piece together with a Basic Black mat and some Basic Rhinestones. You know me, I did Wink the lipstick!

Be sure to grab your Best Dressed today by visiting Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website!

Product List
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
146970
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
147281
$9.00
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00

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.

I am so excited!! On April 20th, demonstrators get to see the new catalog!! AND the PRE-Order is in May! Sqeeeeee! If you can’t wait, may I suggest joining my team! The Ultimate Bundle is just $99 plus tax. You will get up to $125 in any current product offering! Then you could get a sneak peek of the catalog AND order before everyone else! The bonus?? With you 20% discount! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! site to get started!

Here is a sneak peek of a gorgeous suite that will be in the NEW catalog! Click on the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release flyer to order!

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
Holiday

Welcome Easter Cuteness

With all of the craziness going on, I wanted to spread some cuteness to everyone! I have to admit, more time for crafting is a bonus! When my son and I saw this set, it was a must have! The animals are just too cute and so simple to create quick and fun cards! I am sharing the two that I came up so far with this set! (I still need to make one with the chick!)

The card base is Rococo Rose (LOVE THIS COLOR) I used the Smoky Slate Dark and Light with the color lifter for the fur. Then, I followed up with the Light Blushing Bride for the ears, nose, and paws. The die from the Painted Labels die looked like Easter Grass! Both cards are using the 6×6 In Color 2019-2021 DSP pack for the Gingham.

Here is the second card where I used the sheep stamp and the baby sentiment! I used the Seaside Spray for the card base.

I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the bunny and the sheep. To create the shadow and depth with the sheep, I used the Light Smoky Slate around the lines and then used the Color Lifter to blend into the center of the wool. I used the Ivory marker to color his face. I just love this card!

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Thank you for stopping by! Hugs Laura!

Product List
Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set (English)
$20.00
Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Painted Labels Dies
$35.00
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
$7.50
2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
$18.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Stampin' Blends Color Lifter
$4.50
Basic Black Dark Stampin' Blends
$4.50
Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Nature's Thoughts Dies
$29.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Oooh La La

I remember thumbing through the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and thinking this set was cute. It wasn’t until I saw tons of super adorable cards made on Pinterest and the internet that I HAD to have it! This card was designed in minutes! Simple and perfect for your fashion divas in your life! I can see so many more wonderful ideas coming for this card!

Petal Pink is usually not one of my first colors that I turn to, but it really works with this card! I started by stamping the floral bunches and sprigs on Petal Pink card stock with Black Memento ink randomly. Then I stamped the perfume bottle and cut it out with the coordinating die. There is a fun watercolor swoosh that I stamped with Petal Pink in the center of the bottle. Of course I had to use Wink of Stella to make the perfume bottle sparkle!

Next I stamped the sentiment in Black Memento and cut it out with the scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon behind the cardstock with the sentiment. I used dimensionals to make the images pop! To finish off the card, I placed a Champagne Basic Rhinestone!

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Product List
Dressed To Impress Bundle (English)
$47.50
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Birthday · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thinking of You

Simple Poppies

I needed a couple of quick cards the other day and I had just opened the new Peaceful Poppies DSP pack! The colorful patterns made it so easy to add a sentiment and some dimension-then done!

I made one for a dear friend of mine that I wanted to cheer up. The other if was for my sister in law’s birthday. It’s January 4th, and it sneaks up on me every year! Birthdays around the holidays are hard. I try so hard to separate their birthday from the holiday.

To create some dimension, I ran a piece of Basic Black through the die cutting machine and then added some Silver Thread tousled behind it. I then punched out a small sentiment and adhered it with dimensionals. The finishing touch was a little Wink of Stella on the main flowers.

I stamped the poppy flower with Poppy Parade color on color for the card base. I cut the from the same sheet of DSP, but a little smaller. I framed it with a Basic Black mat that was run through with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I finished it off with a sentiment and some Wink of Stella.

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I am off to a craft retreat this weekend! I will have PLENTY to share when I am back next week! Hugs,

Laura

Product List
Painted Poppies Bundle
$52.00
Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Painted Labels Dies
$35.00
Silver Metallic Thread
$3.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Perfectly Plaid

The Perfectly Plaid Bundle has been so useful this season! I have lost count of how many cards, tags, and gift décor I have made with it! This card was for the second Stamp a Stack of Christmas cards I had this month! (It’s my busy season-sorry I haven’t posted as much!)

I started off with a Crumb Cake card base and then a Shaded Spruce background. To create texture, I used the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I used the Pine Tree punch to cut out 3 trees with the coordinating Wrapped In Plaid 6×6 paper. To create dimension, I used Dimensionals to make the trees pop up on the front of the card. TIP: To center your trees, I adhere the first one in the middle. Then I added a strip of Crumb Cake that I used for the sentiment.

The Pine Cones are accented with Wink of Stella to add some sparkle and I topped each tree with a Gold Metallic pearl. To finish the card, I added a small Linen Thread bow to the center tree. Such a versatile set!

Guess what is coming next week!!! Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

Birthday · simple cards

Soft Flowers

I love watercolor and hydrangea flowers! The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is just gorgeous!! I love the color combination with this card-but I liked the “stamped off” images better than when I tried it with full strength ink.

I made this for my Sweet & Simple card class last month. Sometimes I have a hard time not adding more and more to a card! Occupational hazard! 🙂 I used the new Scripty 3-D Folder to make the Sahara Sand banner have some texture. I also used a Stampin’ Sponge (cut in 1/4 pieces) and some Sahara Sand ink to rub over the whole banner. It really made the script detail stand out!

My inspiration were from 2 cards that were in Stampin’ Up! publications. One was in the wonderful magazine we get quarterly, Stampin’ Success. (a perk of being a demonstrator) The other was in the catalog itself. I played with the colors until this combination made me smile! Seaside Spray, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Merry Merlot, and So Saffron was the winning combination!

The new Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets are an extra “wow” factor for this card! I also used the new Story Label Punch for a quick and easy sentiment! I finished the card with the Braided Trim bow!

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Happy Stampin’!!!!

Cute cards · Punch Art · simple cards

A Walk Down Daisy Lane!

TIP: stamp your daisies on the Very Vanilla on top of the base to align the images.

I was so excited when I saw the Daisy Lane stamp set in the catalog! What a great addition to the Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch from last year’s catalog! AND there is a new Medium Daisy punch that is a little smaller to help you make even more detailed flowers!

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class that I hold once a month. It is a popular class for people who are new stampers or for those that need a creative fix! I used the new Birch background stamp and stamped Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. Next, I placed the Very Vanilla piece on top of the Rococo Rose card base (my favorite new IN-Color!) and stamped the stems with Pretty Peacock. This made the placement of the daisies much easier. I then stamped the daisies off-set onto the card base and the Very Vanilla.

As you can see, I learned the hard way. But it’s still a pretty card! To finish the card, I then stamped 2 more daisies on a scrap piece of paper and then punched them out. I jused a dimensionnal to place them on top of the one on the Very Vanilla. I then added some Wink of Stella Clear to the centers. The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock and cut out with the new Timeless Label punch! I added some Pretty Peacock to a sponge and distressed the edges before adhering it with dimensionals.

I had my NEW Catlaog Launch & Customer Apprecition event last weekend! It was a hit! AND I reached my first career sales milestone!!! 100k! Here are a few items I made with the new IN Colors ! A set of cards using the A Little Lace stamp set and the In Color 6×6 card pack.

Bookmarks that show case the new In Colors! Everyone recieved one of these in their goodie bags!

Stampin’ Up! has already placed the Daisy Lane stamp set as a top seller!!! I can see why! The Medium Daisy punch is on it’s way here-I can’t wait to create more with it!