Holiday · Thank you · Vintage cards

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I haven fallen in LOVE with the new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint! I have used it for snowballs, these cute cotton balls, and even popcorn! It is a true treat watching it puff up from the heat gun!

TIP: Use a liberal amount on your image; then gradually get closer to the wet puff paint. If you are too close at first, it will move around. Starting further away lets it set some as you move closer in. But, not too close, I have had mine yellow from getting too hot too! You can go back over it if needed to make it puffier. I didn’t put enough on the first project and I went back and added more. Worked like a charm!

To make this card, I stamped the milk can onto the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet with StazOn and fussy cut it out. I then stamped the foliage and the sentiment onto my Crumb Cake piece of card stock Next, I colored the images with the Stampin’ Blends and Wink of Stella Clear. I distressed the edges of the paper with the edge of my scissors and then followed that with a Early Espresso sponge. The base of the card was stamped with the Birch Background and Crumb Cake ink. I wanted it to be subtle so I stamped off onto my grid paper first, then the Whisper White Thick.

I finished the card off withsome Copper Trim. I am so ready for fall!

If you have been waiting to order the In Color ink pads, it’s now time! Purple Posy is finally available! Click on Laura’s Stampin Up website to order yourds today! And check out the clearance rack!

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Holiday · Punch Art

Colorful Harvest

Here in Texas, we are desperately trying to summon fall!! It is still in the high 90’s-and we are so ready for the crisp fall air and all of the comfort that comes with it! I made this at our Labor Day Retreat and it is one of my favorites! I just love how the creative mojo can just keep flowing when I am in my zone!!

This card started as one idea, but it changed courses quickly! The Come to Gather Suite is just gorgeous! The pops of color, the textures, and the coordination of accessories make it so easy to create beautiful projects! First, I stamped my Terracotta Tile cardstock with the large leaf stamp from the Gather Together stamp set. Then I ran a piece of Early Espresso through the die cutting machine with the Pinewood Planks 3-D folder. Next I cut out a ton of leaves! Some with Copper Foil, Pretty Peacock (Teal colored pumpkins/fall décor is in this year), Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze. Some of the leaves were sponged with the new Copper Delicata Metallic Ink. The big leaf was stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Copper Embossing Powder for more pop! I love the Copper Embossing Powder on the Very Vanilla Pumpkin too! I finished off the card with a Merry Merlot piece punched out with Merry Merlot! I tucked the saying on a small banner of Crumb Cake that was sponged and then added the 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Pretty Peacock!

This is one of those cards I will have a hard time giving away! I will just have to make frame art similar!

Holiday · Thinking of You

Fall At Home

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At Home With You is a classic set that will carry you through many occasions!  It has elements of summer, spring, fall, Christmas, and house warming!  My favorite part of this card is that you can open the door to reveal the sentiment!  How clever!

TIP: The At Home Framelits have cut outs for all the stamped elements for decorating the door.  The door has 2 pieces (3 if you count the window cut out); they layer inside one another.  The smaller die has one edge that doesn’t have a cutting surface, but instead it scores.  This is what helps make your door hinge.  Just be sure it’s on the correct side so your door opens correctly. 

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I used a blender pen and Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Smoky Slate to color in the elements.  I did add some Wink of Stella to the sunflower centers and the lanterns.

The girls from stamp club loved this card!

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Stampin’ Up! sold out of the October Kit yesterday!!  So, if you want in on the coordinating November kit, sign up by clicking Laura’s Paper Pumpkin Site!

 

Birthday · Holiday · Kits · Promotions · Techniques

Colorful Copper Leaves 

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I am so happy that it is finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas!  I wanted to create some cards to celebrate the season!  One of the bundles that I will treasure for a long time is the Colorful Seasons bundle!  It is a must have for a new stamper too! It covers all the seasons and has such beautiful dies to coordinate with the images!  Not to mention the paper, color combos, and accessories to boot!

Part of my monthly stamp club includes a technique.  The members get a sample of the technique and a small blurb that explains how to create it again.  When they first join, they receive a journal to put these in so they have it to look back on for a handy (and pretty) reference!

This card plays up the Emboss Resist technique.  I just switched the embossing powder to Copper!  I then used Sponge Daubers to rub Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  (in that order)  I started with the middle of the leaf towards the stem.  I only used the Cherry Cobbler on the tips of the leaves.  I then cut them out as well as one Copper Foil leaf.

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I just love how the Copper Foil, Copper Embossing Folder, and Copper Thread make this card pop!

All through this month you can stock up on your favorite  Designer Series Paper with the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale! (select papers on the list)

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Don’t forget the deadline to order this month’s Creative Class To Go is October 20th! You can add some of the paper to your order too! Just use the host code on the image below!

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Holiday · Promotions · Thank you

Painted Fall Flowers

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I LOVE this bundle!  I have heard that the Painted Harvest Bundle has been our top seller from the Holiday Catalog!  Do you need a copy mailed to you?  Let me know!

I made this one for our monthly club.  I stamped the smaller of the sunflowers with Pumpkin Pie and then followed it with Crushed Curry for the bigger flower.  The center is Chocolate Chip and Wink of Stella.  I also used Old Olive ink to stamp off the filler leaf stamp and used full strength ink for the leaf detail stamp. Next, I used a sponge with Early Espresso to distress the edges of the card stock and DSP.  To add depth and texture, I added dimensionals and linen thread.

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The color combinations with this set are endless!  I have seen so beautiful cards and boxes made with this set!

World Card Making Day is coming!  To help celebrate, Stampin’ Up! has a 2 promotions!

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Stampin Hugs! Laura