I have found so many different ways to utilize the Wood Words Bundle! I needed a birthday card and came up with this rustic looking card! I got the color idea straight from the picture for this suite right in the catalog!
This card is super easy to re-create too! So, I made this a club card for my girls!
First, I stamped the floral bunch with Peekaboo Peach on to Peekaboo Peach paper. I then took 1 1/4″ pieces of Early Espresso paper & the Wood Textures DSP pack. If you tear slowly away from you the middle of the paper will not show. I did use a sponge and Early Espresso to distress the edges. Next I stamped the rooster with Cajun Craze and punched him out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. Then I punched the Small Scalloped Circle with Cajun Craze paper. To give it that extra vintage feel, I crumpled up the paper and flattened it back out. To give the doily extra fluff, I folded it in half before adhering it behind the strips of ripped paper. I also used the Early Espresso to distress the doily.
I then cut out the cute tag with the tag from the Wood Crate framelit set. To finish the look, I tied a bow using the Linen Thread!
If you love fall-you will love this month’s Paper Pumpkin! Look how cute these turned out! 8 mini cards and 8 pillow boxes! And Stampin’ Up! is going to have back to back coordinating projects! How cool is that?? Do you want in on the fun? Subscribe before October 10th! Click on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin to get started!
Last but not least: This week is the last week to order the Creative Class to Go! Here is the information on what you will receive! September Creative Class to GO!
I couldn’t’ wait to play with the Quilted Christmas stamp set and Quilt Builder dies! We went on our annual Labor Day craft retreat weekend and I have a TON to show!! That was a much needed break from the long summer!
I just had my Team Meeting last week and here is the Make n Take we all made together! I recommend watching this video that Stampin’ Up! put together! It really showcases the different ways to use this set to maximize your investment!
Quilted Christmas Video
I first ran the Garden Green piece through Big Shot with the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder. I love that you can use either side-both are pretty!! I then stamped the quilted star outline with a darker color, Garden Green. Then I used Pool Party and Lucky Lime Twist for the panels. I cut it out with the coordinating dies. The stitched part layers inside the outline die. That is what made me think to cut out the Real Red background piece. I finished it off with the sentiment on a banner and some White Baker’s Twine.
Cute and simple card!! Such a fun suite to play with! It also has these adorable Stitched Felt embellishments and matching DSP pack!
Don’t forget to order you September Creative Class to Go by September 21st! (Gavin’s birthday!!)
You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects. Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ UP!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town) Prepaid bundles/sets vary each month depending on the set:
*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code KD9B24UT at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.
Painted Harvest Bundle
Includes the Painted Harvest stamp set (photopolymer) & Leaf Punch: $33.25 (plus tax & shipping) Item# 146021
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. Creative Kit Order due no later than September 21st. PayPal invoice for $6 priority shipping. You can also add additional items that you may need. I will mail class packets the last week of July. After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.
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 let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.
Have you wondered what to do with our Glossy White Card Stock? I found some cute cards by Patty Bennett and Cindy Wilkerson lately and I had to try it!
When I signed up 10 years ago, we had this card stock. They just re-released it with the Annual catalog, and I am so happy! So many fun techniques can be done with it! This one I am calling Re-Inker Spritz and it is so simple!!
First, you want to pick out 2-3 re-inker colors. Then you want to place your Glossy White Card Stock in a protected area so you don’t get ink/water all over. Next, you will take your re-inker bottle and gently squeeze it while touching the tip to the paper. The farther way you drop the re-inker, the bigger the mess. (trust me) Then take a Spritzer filled with water and spritz until you see desired results. Take tissues (not paper towels) and dab on the sides of the paper where it’s pooling. Let it sit and dab if needed again. To speed up the drying process, I heat set it with the Heat Tool. (DO NOT use photo paper: doesn’t absorb as well, burns/bubbles with the heat tool). Next, I used a artistic stamp and versa mark to make it have some texture. I heat set Gold embossing powder. To finish it off, I added my sentiment and some ribbon. (I paper saved by using the circle punch and the mat color).
Here are others I made while playing with this! I did have several that I didn’t like, but that was before I discovered the trick of not holding the bottle up top high.
Don’t forget to redeem your $5 coupons from last month’s bonus days before tomorrow night!
Half off your fist months kit is still available! Deadline is September 10th for new subscribers! Sign up at Laura’s Paper Pumpkin!
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When I saw the preview of the Holiday Catalog, the Painted Harvest just called my name! Of course it was first on my list when we could pre-order (one of the many perks of being a demo!) from the catalog this month! I still want to play with color combinations-and I have seen some gorgeous ones on the blogosphere!
This one will be a card for my Sweet & Simple card class on Tuesday, August 29th! (if you are local, come join us! Just RSVP 7pm-8:30pm)
To make this card, I used Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight for the two yellow colors. This set is a 2 step stamp set that makes your cards pop! I aimed for lining up the center with the 2nd stamp. It doesn’t matter which one goes first. I then used Garden Green and the more water colored fern stamp to make the background. Next, I followed up with Chocolate Chip for the center and used Wink of Stella (I really need help….) for the centers! I thought a textured background piece was perfect! So I chose the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing folder. I added some distressing with a sponge and lightly brushed it across with Chocolate Chip ink.
The Painted Harvest come in a bundle option that includes a Leaf Punch. It’s pretty darn cute to add a quick accent to your card! To finish it off, I added some Linen Thread and the sentiment. All done!
September 1st is the day customers can get this beautiful set! Need a Holiday Catalog? Let me know, I can drop one in the mail to you!
Oh-don’t for get about Paper Pumpkin this month! New subscribers get 1/2 of their first month! Great for tweens, craft parties, quick fixes, and new stampers! Here is the August Kit! IT’s a surprise every month!
To subscribe, click on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin Link.
Are you ready to get a head start on your Christmas cards?? Well, look no further! You can now order this great bundle, Carols of Christmas and Card Front Builder Thinlits! I had a blast making the border for this card using the Thinlits! I have also wanted to make a card using the Sheet Music background stamp-Christmas cards always look great with that in the back!
To make it pop, I cut a piece of Gold Foil the same size and placed it behind the Cherry Cobbler piece. I couldn’t stand not paper saving with my Gold Foil, so I cut out a Stitched Shape to use on another project. I love to paper save with the mat piece-all the extra paper that I can use for actual card bases instead of cutting into smaller pieces!
I then used the White Craft Ink to make it look like a chalkboard for the sentiment. Next, I double the Linen Thread to make the bow pop! I love how it turned out! I decieded to make this a club card too! Just click on Laura’s Stampin Up website and shop! There are great new items on the Clearance Rack too! The bundle code is: Wood 146036; Clear 146037
Don’t forget your bonus coupons from last month!
Remember how I like to use the same layout? Here is another card using the same layout as the previous post!! I actually was trying to make a different card and it failed. So I couldn’t waste this cute little pig!! So I just whipped up another birthday card! You can never have too many of those!
I used the Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the outline stamp of the pig. If you want to stamp and not include a sentiment attached to the stamp, then use a piece of scotch tape. You just place it over the words, stamp as usual, and take off the tape before stamping on your card stock. I then used an Aqua Painter and the top lid of the ink pad to color the image.
I thought the Wood Grain DSP paper pack would look perfect with this cutie! I finally bought the Classic Label punch and I love how it looks! And it’s quick too!
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