Candy Cane Season!

Who doesn’t like candy canes during the holidays?? I love adding one to my hot chocolate or crushed up on top of baked goodies! After such an odd ball year, I am looking forward to the holidays to decorate and send Christmas cards!

I saw the Sweetest Borders dies that comes in this Sweetest Time bundle and fell in love! I can’t believe I haven’t used the stamp set yet! (Which has tremendous potential on its own too). I remember pulling this out of my pre-order and taking a piece of Real Red and running it through with the die!

First you take a Real Red card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and crease with your Bone Folder. Next, take a piece of 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White and run it through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine) with the Subtle 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder. It adds just enough visual interest and texture. Then take a 3″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Real Red and run it through with the Sweetest Borders die. To make the left side more seamless, I used a piece of Silver Foil run through the SCEM with the Tasteful Textiles 3D folder. It kind of reminds me of a Hershey’s Kiss wrapper!

The Silver Foil is then adhered down onto the Real Red and Whisper White to make the candy canes pop! I chose some Rhinestones and the 3/8″ Silver Edged Ribbon for a little extra bling! The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set (a must have!) and punched out with the Classic Label Punch! This was a fun and quick card to put together! Now to go use the Sweetest Time Stamp set!

Stock up and save!

Would you like to save money on Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper? Well, all of October, you can save 15% on select designs!

I cannot wait to get the November Paper Pumpkin! It looks so festive and adorable!

  • The November kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting!
  • This month’s kit arrives in a collectible, gingerbread-themed box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!


Product List
Sweetest Time Bundle (English)
Sweetest Borders Dies
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Silver Foil Sheets
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Classic Label Punch
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Quilt Cards Made Easy

I was inspired by Patty Bennet’s Postage Stamp punch cards a few days ago! I grabbed my Postage Stamp punch and started punching DSP! I laid it out on a 3 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the NEW Stamp-Cut-Emboss machine (SCEM) with the Dainty Diamonds Embossing folder! The finished product reminded me of a quilt! This is going to be our technique for stamp club for September!!


  1. Center your punched shapes first and then arrange the others around it.
  2. Let some of the shape over-hang- you can always trim it with your Paper Snips.
  3. Adhere the shapes to the Whisper White base before running it through the die cutting machine.
  4. Use a glue dot to hold down your knot before you finish your bow.

Here is a close up of the detail that the Dainty Diamond Embossing folder makes after you run the whole piece through! I cut a piece of Gold Foil using the small scalloped die from the Little Treat Box Dies. I stamped the saying from the Wrapped in Christmas set and punched it out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.

Card Dimensions:

Garden Green cut a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ (A2 size); Real Red 4″x 4 1/4″; Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″; Gold foil scrap; Whisper White scrap; Tis’ the Season 6×6 pack (3 designs)

This is a super quick and great card to make multiples of for Christmas Cards! Click on the products below to order your own! Be sure to get this month’s Free Card Kit with the purchase of the Nothing Better Than Bundle! Read all about it here!

Is your wish list too long?? Consider signing up for our Crafter’s Corner team! No need for classes or events (though I provide Zoom meetings for those that want to take it to the next level). Just use it for the discount! And this month there are extra perks that Stampin’ Up! has added!

This is on top of the $125 in the product of your choice!! Just $99 plus tax!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new recruits choose $125 USD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event. (I am here to help with that as well! Or use it for your own personal use!)

No risk! No penalties! Just give it a test drive! We would love to have you join our circle of friends!



Product List
Wrapped In Christmas Cling Stamp Set (English)
Little Treat Box Dies
Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch
Real Red 3/16" (4.8 Mm) Braided Linen Trim
1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle Punch
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Gold Foil Sheets
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Christmas · Holiday

Jolly Santa & Small Business Saturday Deal

When I first went through the Holiday Catalog, I saw the Holly Jolly bundle and thought it was cute. But it wasn’t on my top wish list. Man, why not??? The dies are super versatile! You can use the sleigh silhouette to create a peaceful card or add the die cut words to your cards/scrapbook pages for extra bling!

So, now I have a Snowfall Puff Paint obsession to go with my Wink of Stella one! (funny I didn’t use the Wink on this card!) But I have used it on wood ornaments, cards, tags, and now Santa!! I love how he turned out! I colored him in with Stampin’ Blends and then was able to cut him out in a snap! There is a die for that!! No fussy cutting!! To make it fun, I ran some Crumb Cake cardstock through the Die Cutting Machine with the Brick Wall 3-D folder. I then used a sponge loaded up with Crumb Cake to give it a distressed look.

I did a color on color background using the present stamp and Cherry Cobbler ink. A quick sentiment using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

To Celebrate Small Business Saturday, I will send you a ribbon spool of your choice (up to $8) for your order of $50 or more from my site! Be sure to not to mark “no contact” or I can’t mail you your gift! Just go to Laura’s Stampin Up website and enter host code GBQNG2PA!

If you order $150 or more, be sure to make it your own order so you get the host rewards!

Happy Holidays! Laura

All projects · Christmas · Cute cards · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Merry Buffalo Check


Are you as obsessed with the Buffalo Check craze as I am?  When I saw the Buffalo Check Background stamp, I bought it with my first order! I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class and I love how it turned out!

I highly recommend to buy the wood mount with background sets.  I like that they stamp a much more even and crisp image.

TIP: ink your stamp with your color of choice and lay your stamp rubber side up.  Place your paper on top of the rubber.  Then, pull your grid paper (or a piece of scratch paper) and rub all over to get an even image.  And no ink on you!

KRKR4311To make the sentiment pop, I used the marker to rubber method.  I always huff on it before stamping the image too! To finish it off, I used the 1/8″ Real Red ribbon and Burlap ribbon to make it look farmhouse!

Do you know that the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA is going on right now?  There are 3 different sales now through next week!  Be sure to get your favorites at 10% off! Here is the schedule of sales:


I will send a gift to anyone who places an order of $50 or more on my site!  Be sure to mark “ok to contact” so I can mail your gift!  Also, you can use the following host code at check out!  (it ships right to you!)

Nov 2018 host code


Holiday · Kits

Pretty Patterns


I fell in love with the special edition Host set from last month! Merry Patterns is a stunning set that you can create several different scenes with one set.  And it has great 2-step stamping! The deer in the sweater is my favorite!  I decided to use silver embossing powder to create his image.  It’s paired with the Year of Cheer specialty DSP, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Grey.  Just gives you a cold and wintery feel!GPUZ1380


Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by tomorrow, November 10th!  I can’t wait to see the coordinating project kit that comes this month! Click on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin site to subscribe! Or choose a gift subscription of 1, 3, 6, or 12 months for the crafter in your life!



Candy Cane Lane Meets Gingerbread!


I had so much fun making this card!  I started by scoring a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Real Red cardstock and scored at 2 3/4″ from each end.  I wanted it to look like a peek inside a gingerbread house!


Of course I had to use the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine!  I used both and tied them together!  It was hard to choose, so why not use both? Then I added a little touch of the Candy Cane Lane washi tape.  Dimensionals are on one side of the sentiment and I made sure the opposite side could tuck under the gingerbread girl’s arm.  I colored pearls with a black sharpie for added depth and of course red glimmer paper!  But look what’s inside!


I cut this out of the Candy Cane Lane DSP and added the sentiment!  This is one of the club cards this month too!

Dont’ forget that there is a buy 3 get one free on select DSP!


b3g1dsp_flyer_na  Click that link for the list!  Plus you can qualify for my online rewards program for every $5o!

Happy Stampin’! Laura

Holiday · Vintage cards

Old Fashion Christmas


I made this card while I was at our Labor Day retreat.  Love how this looks like old fashioned Chirstmas!  I am going to use it as a Stamp a Stack card!  Save the date local people! October 23rd is the Stamp a Stack of cards!!  You will get 12 cards total for your $35 order.  (3 designs, 4 of each, with envelopes!)


I added Wink of Stella to his beard and parts of his hat and coat.  Looks stunning IRL!

Get ready this weekend!  It’s World Card Making Day October 1st!  You know Stampin’ Up! will have a special!  Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life.



Be sure to click on shop above or visit my site to order!  Plus you will get online reward points for orders over $50!  Clearance rack items have been added too!

Stampin’ Hugs! Laura