Holiday

Stunning Idea for the Beautiful Autumn Bundle

Who loves to go on a craft retreat?? ME!! I am sure that I am not alone when I say-we all need time away to recharge-especially now! We always take advantage of the long Labor Day Weekend and go on a craft retreat! This time we chose our favorite, Southern Chic Retreat in Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas! The owners are just as sweet as can be and the retreat is just adorable!

I was inspired by a few cards I saw on Pinterest when I created this card! It uses the Beautiful Autumn Bundle (part of the Gilded Autumn Suite). I love when Stampin’ Up! creates these suites with all the coordinating pieces right at your fingertips!

To create this card you will need the following:

  1. Crumb Cake cardstock for the base cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

2. Soft Suede cardstock cut to 4 1/4″x 3 1/4″;

3. Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: the Cajun Craze design cut to 1 1/2″ x 4″ & the Metallic Acorn design cut to 3″x 4″;

4. a scrap piece of Very Vanilla for your sentiment and die cut out. (I used the Tasteful Labels)

5. Gather your ink pads: Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Dark Soft Suede Blends marker.

First I folded my Crumb Cake cardstock in half and creased it with my Bone Folder. Next, I took my Dark Soft Suede Blend and used the brush tip side. I tapped it against my Bone Folder onto the Crumb Cake to create the speckled background! Then I adhered the acorn design DSP to the Soft Suede mat and adhered that to the card base using Dimensionals. To create some visual interest, I adhered the Cajun Craze DSP strip on top of the prior piece.

To create the autumn shapes for your sentiment: I stamped Cajun Craze ink onto Cajun Craze cardstock and punched it out with the Autumn Punch pack. The other shapes I stamped the outline images with Early Espresso and followed with stamped off color using the coordinating solid stamp.

To finish off the card, I used the Basket Weave & Metallic ribbon combo to make a bow and cut a strip of the Mint Macaron ribbon.

There are 8 days left to join Stampin’ Up! with the Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion!! I am telling you-I wish I could sign back up for this one! All the tools are included for your first event!! Our team and I are here to cheer you on and help you support your hobby or turn it into part-time extra income! I included a video from the home office that shows you how simple the cards are to put together! If you rather sign and just be a hobby demonstrator, that is fine too!

This is what you get ON TOP of the regular $99 starter kit!
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 new demonstrators choose $125 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.
  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

Blessings! Laura

Product List
Gilded Autumn Suite Collection (English)
$96.25
Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Beautiful Autumn Bundle (English)
$50.25
Autumn Punch Pack
$39.00
Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
$8.00
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Fun Fold Cards

Flip Up & Flip Out Fun Fold

This is a fun fold card that we made last night during our Virtual Mystery Card Night!

I was determined to find a way to keep connected back in March when the lockdown was in place. My teammate and I started these virtual classes via Zoom and they have been a great addition to the classes I offer! It is great to see people that are far away or need to be more careful about where they go for personal reasons. If you are looking for an engaging and silly group of ladies to craft with virtually, we are here for YOU!

What is a Mystery Card Night? I make a card-so far they have been fun folds-and then I craft up a Power Point to share with everyone. You use your ink, paper, stamps, and embellishments that you have on hand. (doesn’t have to be current or SU) I send the Zoom meeting ID and the suggested items to have on hand to those that RSVP. I love seeing what everyone creates by the end of the class! We have a contest on my Laura’s Creative Corner FB page for a fun prize! Check my list of events for the next one! (usually once a month) We would love to have you join us!

This was a Flip Up & Flip Out fun fold that I found on On Y Go! Stamping! I loved how simple it was to follow her tutorial and how everyone would have items at home to create this for our class! The following are from her blog-why reinvent the wheel? She did a great job with these visuals!

After scoring and cutting the 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock-the rest is really just coordinating your patterned DSP with your other items. Here are the measurements I sent to the ladies that join us Friday.

Card Base: The base will be an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock

Insert: light color to write on; cut one 4” x 5 ¼ ”

Card Front: Pick a color that coordinates with your DSP; cut to 4” x 5 ½ ”

DSP:  (2) pieces of one design cut 1 7/8” x 5 ½” & (2) pieces of another coordinating design cut to 1 7/8” x 5 ½”

Other pieces:  Scraps for sentiment, labels, little extras

•One set or two stamp sets •Embellishments, dies, punches, and inks of your choice •Tape, glue, dimensionals, scissors etc.

Here is a quick peek inside my card that I made! I love this Gilded Autumn Suite! The Gilded Autumn DSP has the most beautiful colors and metallic pops of color! It also includes the elegant Beautiful Autumn stamp set, coordinating Autumn Punch Pack, super sweet Acorn Trinkets, and coordinating Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon combo pack!

Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!? NOW is the time! Stampin’ Up! is offering a wonderful promotion this month! In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new demonstrators choose $125 USD-worth of products)you 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. (or just personal use! Join for the discount or for some extra cash!) I have both types on my team! We have a private team FB page, Zoom training topics, contests, SWAPS, and quarterly gatherings (hybrid-virtual & in person) SO, what are you waiting for? Join us today! No risk, no penalties! Your new friends await!

This is the additional items you will receive! WOW!

Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Gilded Autumn Suite Collection (English)
$96.25
Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Beautiful Autumn Bundle (English)
$50.25
Autumn Punch Pack
$39.00
Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Acorn Trinkets
$8.00
Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
$8.00
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Techniques

Faux Metal

One of the projects for our monthly stamp club focuses on a technique. October I made this card with the Faux Metal Technique. I love how it turned out! The Come to Gather Suite is just gorgeous! I have made so many cards, décor items, and loose leaves with this bundle!

To create this card, I stamped the grain image with Pretty Peacock on a Pretty Peacock card base. Then I adhered the Come to Gather DSP after cutting the banner on one end. Next, I cut leaves using Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Terracotta Tile cardstock.

Now for the fun part! To make the faux metal, I punched a Very Vanilla Thick circle. Then I swiped Versamark ontop of the whole circle, sprinkled it with Silver Emossing Folder, and then heat set it. I reapeated the process 2 more times. But the last time I heat set the embossing powder, I had the stamp ready! While it is still hot, I pressed the stamp down firmly and pushed. I held it there for a few seconds and then pulled it up! The nice thing is if you don’t like the way it looks you can melt another layer and the messed up one will melt with it!

I accented the leaves with Wink of Stella clear and a small piece of the Come Together ribbon. I didn’t want my sentiment to take over, so I found a small one and used the Classic Label punch to cut it out.

Get ready for the Online Extravaganza next week!!!

Holiday · Thank you · Vintage cards

Antique Country Home

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!