Christmas · Holiday

Let it Snow

Remember my last post about my new obsession with Snow Accent Puff Paint? Well, here is a whimsical snowman car we made for the World Card Making Day yesterday! It was part of a Stamp a Stack of cards! So my amazing ladies made 108 total yesterday! Whew!

Here is a close up of the puff paint as snow balls! It’s just therapeutic to watch it pop up! The background has a quick watercolor wash of Costal Cabana to make the snowballs pop even more!

To make the color combination for this card, I just picked out the snowfall piece from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP. To give the snowman image more texture, I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes dies and added a Real Red Cotton Bow to anchor the image. The girls LOVED this card yesterday!

Be sure to have me listed as your demonstrator so I can send you thank you cards/gifts! I have had a few “no contact” orders, and I would love to thank you for supporting me!
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Christmas · Holiday · simple cards

Simply Plaid

If you want to make a ton of Christmas cards in a snap, this is your answer! The Wrapped in Plaid suite has so much to offer! You can purchase the whole suite in one easy bundle or piece by piece!

I made this over our retreat weekend for my Sweet n Simple card class that is this week! I love it when the bundles have punches with them since it makes the classes so easy!

I ran the Cherry Cobbler through with the Winter Knit 3-d Embossing Folder (another great product in the Holiday Catalog). Then I punched the tree out on Whisper White with the Pine Tree Punch. I then cut a small piece of plaid paper from the Wrapped in Plaid 6×6 DSP and adhered it to the back of the Whisper White.

I topped it off with the sentiment, a bow made from the Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ ribbon, and a Gold Pearl! That’s it! Be sure to add some DSP to your next order! Look at this great deal going on!

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Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · simple cards

Golden Deer

Que up the Christmas cards!  I saw the Dashing Deer bundle in the New Holiday Catalog and I had to have it!  I made this card for my stamp clubs this month!  I was very happy that the detail inside the deer remained after using Versa Mark and Gold Embossing Powder.  Looks so majestic!!

I paired it with a strip of paper from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper!  You should see the patterns in this pack!  Just gorgeous!!  And you get 4 of each of the 6 designs (2 sided/12 pages) watermarked24(2018-09-07-1437)

Next, I added some texture by running a piece of Garden Green through the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! Then I stamped the scroll with Crumb Cake color on color on the top and bottom. To create the flowing banner, I used my Bone Folder to curl the middle of the sentiment piece.  I curled the ends the opposite direction and added 2 layers of dimensionals in the center to help it keep its shape. I finished the card off with a bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

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For your order of $50 or more, I will mail you the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine for FREE!  ($8 value)! Be sure to use September’s HOST code DBD2NF34 at check out!  (deadline 9/30/18).

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Happy stamping!!

Laura

 

Holiday · Techniques

Snowflake Layers

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I have 3 stamp clubs and one of the items is always a technique!  I give each member when they join a little journal book for them to place a sample and a type up of how we created it.  That way they can look back and recreate!

This one I haven’t done in a while and I was inspired by a color combo on Pinterest.  So easy to do too!

  1. Cut a regular card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (fold in half) and a light neutral at 5 1/4 x 4″
  2. I then cut another piece the same color as the card base at 3 2/8″ x 4 1/2″; the same neutral was cut to 4 1/4 x 2″
  3. Next I cut the last piece in the same base card color to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″; neutral is 2 x 3 1/4″
  4. Take all your neutrals and layer them on top of each other.  I used dotto to keep them from moving.  Don’t worry about white spaces when you stamp.  Randomly stamp your pattern.  I started with the biggest to the smallest stamp.
  5. Once your are satisfied, you can attach each layer and then pop up with dimensionals!  Decorate as desired!

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The girls really loved making this one!  I can’t believe we are so close to the next catalog and Sale a Bration!  SO, check out the Year End Sale and Clearance rack!

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Holiday · Techniques

Sweet Little Deer

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I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! introduced the Stampin’ Blends November 1st!  I chose the Season Chums stamp set to test them out!  This deer just makes me smile!

I first used the lighter Crumb Cake to color the antlers, dots, and tail.  Then I used the darker Crumb Cake to color in the deer.  I used the Color Lifter on the face, top of his hide and part of his hind leg!  The bow I used the lighter Cherry Cobbler to color it all in and followed up with the smaller tip on the outside of the bow.

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**Be sure to use the Tuxedo Black Memento ink when using the Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based, so they will bleed with any other black that has alcohol in it.

To finish off the rest of the card I used the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder and the Be Merry DSP!  Such a cute card!!!

Be sure to check out the Year End Sales Event!  There are retiring items from the Holiday Catalog and discounted other items!  Click on the Year End Sale for the list.  Year End Sale Event US           Use this month’s hostess code MWGMCVD7 and get a free gift from me! (mailed separate).

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Stampin’ Hugs! Laura

 

Holiday

Sweet Little Church

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Hearts Come Home has been a set that I have made several cards with!  Look how cute this church is sitting by itself in all it’s glory!  I wanted this card to be soft and simple.

I chose the Night of Navy background to represent Christmas Eve.  And I loved how the Softly Falling EF worked well to give it that extra touch of peaceful winter snow!

My biggest tip with this card is to cut out the church with wax paper in between the glimmer paper and the die.  I tried to adhere it to the Night of Navy circle and run though, but I forgot the glimmer paper picks up all the scratches in your plates.  I ran it through again and attached it to the Night of Navy circle and hand trimmed it with snips from the backside of the circle.

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I finished it off with some Crinkle Night of Navy ribbon and a rhinestone for the star of Bethlehem.

Here’s to a wonderful start of the most beautiful season!  Merry Hugs!

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Holiday

Simple Deer Card

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Merry Mistletoe is one set that is from the Annual Catalog that has just been an absolute favorite of mine! The deer himself is just darling and the sentiments are just as versatile!  I made this card for one of my annual Christmas Stamp a Stack of cards class.  There is also a whole Be Merry suite (pg. 113) of coordinating goodies to make your creations a snap!

I just ran the card base through the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing folder (be sure your folder seam is going in towards the rollers and not the side). I then cute 2″ by 4″ piece of the Be Merry DSP and snipped the end with the Triple Banner Punch.

I stamped the deer in Chocolate Chip and then cut him out with the Layering Squares and a matching scalloped background.  SWEU7536

You can see the Dimensionals really make this pop off of the card for extra dimension!  I topped it off with a Rhinestone colored with a red sharpie and a little ribbon.

Check out the Online Extravaganza Sale going on now through the 26th!  Check out my store now!

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