Birthday

Cactus Cuties-Oh My!

Sorry it has been a while! The Christmas season was a little more hectic than I thought! Plus, me and a couple friends went on a craft retreat the first weekend of January! It was so nice to just create, laugh, eat (what I probably shouldn’t have), and watch RomComs!! Perfect for a tired mom!

But you want to know about this adorable card, right? I saw this set in the NEW Occasions Mini catalog and put it on my wish list. I admit that it wasn’t on the top of the list until I started seeing such cute ideas floating around the internet! So, it popped into my last order and here we go!

The Stitched Greenery die is a lovely background for many projects!!

To make this card start with a Gray Granite card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) folded in half and creased with your bone folder. Then you will take a piece Just Jade and run it through the Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Stitched Greenery die. This die is amazing! The texture reminds me of a quilted top or a cross stitch! It’s a must have! Adhere the Just Jade to the card base and then you can adhere the Brick DSP from the Bloom Where You are Planted DSP (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″) to the Just Jade.

Next you start to build on the Scalloped Rectangle die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and Basic White. Stamp the taller cactus with Just Jade towards the upper right-hand side of the die cut piece. Follow that with Smoky Slate for the planter.

The Cactus Builder punch is a little different for me. I found it easier to punch the pieces out and stamp on them after. The stamps overlap the paper, so there is an even coverage. Once you punch the pieces out and stamp them, use dimensionals to pop them up. All that is left is a sentiment of your choice and a little Wink of Stella to the cactus flower!

This bundle has so much potential to make amazing projects, pages, and cards! Why not get one for yourself! And earn FREE items in the process!

Sale a Bration is going on now through February 28th! For every $50 you spend, you can earn FREE items from the Sale a Bration catalog!

Do you love connecting with other people to create? Why not join our Crafting Corner team during Sale-a-Bration? Joining Stampin’ Up! is more than about selling the product. I can honestly say that the new people and connections to friends is my FAVORITE part of being a demonstrator! (The discount and perks are just a pleasant addition!) Join now through February 28th and you will receive TWO stamp sets for FREE on top of the already wonderful starter kit!

** You customize your kit to your fit your needs up to $125 for just $99-add the extra 2 sets for free and that is a lot of bang for your buck. And you get to be part of our crazy and creative team!

This is a great way to utilize your new stamp set and dies! Three designs/consumable items plus a PDF tutorial to put them together!

Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Polished Pink, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.

You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 9 cards & envelopes (3 each of 3 designs) mailed to you via first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  


Your stamp set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!.  I will mail consumable project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and first-class postage.

(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!)


* Remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.
 
Creative Kit Order due no later than January 30th, 2022. I will mail class packets the first week of February.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95)

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 order a set of equal or lesser value by January 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Thank you for stopping by today! You can also access the items used to make this card by clicking on the images below! I would be honored if you shopped under me, and I love to spoil my customers!

Product List
Cactus Cuties Bundle
$31.50
Cactus Builder Punch
$18.00
Cactus Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Stitched Greenery Die
$32.00
Bloom Where You're Planted 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Kits

October’s Creative Kit to GO!

The Nature’s Harvest was one hot bundle-so hot is was unavailable last month!  I had a Creative Kit to Go all ready for you all to get for free.  I postponed it until this month so you can get the FREE card kit with the purchase of this bundle!  

What is the Creative Kit to GO? 

You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set (mailed from Stampin’ Up!) plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  

Creative Kit Order Bundle order due no later than October 30th. I will mail class packets the first week of November.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95) But HURRY! I have limited kits available!

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!
* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just order a set of equal or lesser value by October 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!

Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bumble Bee, Old Olive. Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Holiday

Subtle Pretty Pumpkins

We just went on our annual Labor Day craft retreat and boy did I get a LOT done!! It is so nice to get away with the girls-meet new crafting buddies-and just get all these card ideas out of my head!

I was actually inspired by some one’s pattern paper that they were using for a fall album! I had to make this card with those gorgeous colors!!! It was a pretty quick card to make too!

I used Mint Macaron for the card base and then placed a piece of Harvest Meadow DSP on the card base. For the focal point, I used a piece of Crumb Cake that I cute a circle out from the Layering Circles dies. Then I ran it through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, and Embossing Machine) with the Timber 3D embossing folder. Then I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Soft Suede ink to distress the sides a bit.

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment and the pumpkins. Next, I used Stampin’ Blends to color the pumpkins before cutting them out with the coordinating Detailed Pumpkin dies. (Light and Dark of Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake of each color were used)

I finished up the card with some Brushed Metallica Adhesive Backed gems and some Diamond Weave Ribbon tucked behind the sentiment. Oh, and don’t forget a little Wink of Stella on the pumpkin leaves!

Can you believe that Sale-a-Bration is almost over??? There is still time to get your FREE items with qualifying purchases! Check out the links below for get your goodies! I will also e-mail a PDF of the Fun Fold class that we did today! It contains 3 fun fold ideas to get creating now!

Get one of these FREE bundles when you join between now and September 30th!!
Product List
Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
$45.75
Pretty Pumpkins Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Detailed Pumpkins Dies 
$29.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Dark Stampin' Blends
$4.50
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
3/8" (1 Cm) Diamond Weave Ribbon
$10.00
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
$9.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Sale a Bration

Gorgeous Fall Leaves

Who is ready for fall?? I am ready for the cooler weather, sweaters, hot beverages, and all the colored leaves painted by nature!

I had to have the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle the moment I saw it in the Holiday Mini Catalog! I did have a hard time getting my mojo going-so I went to look at cards I have made in the past. Here is the card I made a while ago using Faux Metal that to inspired making this one! I looked at the elements that I wanted to bring to life in my current card. I used the banner and the leaves bunched up to re-create the layout. I love to CASE cards that I see around and sometimes my own! It always gets me back to creating seamlessly!

Another tip to help with color coordination is to use the DSP (Designer Series Paper) that you are wanting to use-turn it over and they list all the colors for you. In this case, I used the Misty Moonlight and Basic White piece of the paper. I wanted to use more true fall colors, so I chose Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Bumblebee for my colors.

I stamped the various leaf images by stamping off on scratch paper first, then the color on color cardstock. This created a softer look. (Color on Color is the same ink color on the matching cardstock color) Then it was off to the Stamp, Cut, and Die Machine (SCEM). I cut out the stamped leaves, some of the more intricate leaves, the branch, and one leaf I used the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper for that bling!

I used the Bark 3D Embossing Folder to add more texture for the background plus a double bow I made using Linen Thread. I tied in the Blue using Night of Navy for the sentiment!

I just love the detail! I added the items to a list below that you can click on to go and order right from my website!

There is still time left to get a FREE bundle from the Holiday Catalog! It’s Sale a Bration through September 30th! Join today! Here is what you get!

• For just $99 you choose $125 of what YOU choose! Products can be from any current catalog, including bundles, and Clearance Rack items. I’m here to help you if you want suggestions on what is best to get first and what you can wait to get until later!
• Free & FAST shipping! Your box will come right to your door in about a week. You pay ONLY the $99 plus tax in your state.
Start working on your wish list at a discount: save 20-25% or more on your favorite papers, tools, and stamp sets! Our company spoils us rotten with all kinds of special promotions, drawings, incentives and “just because” gifts. I spoil MY team on our private Facebook group and at our quarterly gatherings. (I Zoom in out of town people too)
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Product List
Gorgeous Leaves Bundle
$44.00
Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Intricate Leaves Dies
$28.00
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Harvest Meadow 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Linen Thread
$5.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00