Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas

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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!

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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

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Cute little piggy!!

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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. ASTE7004

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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Petal Garden Birthday

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I am on a binge of this color combo!!  I just adore Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party together!!  I made this for a dear friend/customer (that’s what happens in the crafting business-customers become dear friends) for her birthday.  I had to make one because she has made all the other ones in my bin!  LOL

Great excuse to finally play with the Garden Trellis embossing folder again and the just gorgeous Petal Garden DSP pack! I like to use the same layouts repeatedly and change them up a bit.

Just a simple card with lots of texture and elements to make it look elegant!  KXBG5925

There is texture from the embossing folder, the doily, and the stitched oval shape.  And of course lots of dimensionals!

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Happy crafting!

Graceful Rose Garden

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A special friend and customer requested an in home party!  I haven’t done one in over a year!  She wanted to show her friends a fun fold-so this is what I came up with!  I fell in love with the Petal Garden Suite because of the beautiful rose stamp set, Graceful Garden, and the coordinating items!!

I first used a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock and scored at 4 1/2″ and 2 1/8″.  Then I folded and scored them in a valley-mountain fashion.  You have to get the Petal Garden DSP pack!! Just beautiful colors and patterns!! Next, I used the Garden Trellis embossing folder and the results are just elegant!

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I used the Aqua Painter to color in the images to give it a soft colored look.  I finished it off with a sentiment from Wood Words and the new Classic Label punch! And you know if used Wink of Stella Clear on my flower, right?

Thank you for stopping by!!

Tuscan Grapes

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I was playing around with the Tuscan Vineyards set last night and whipped this out in about 10 minutes!  Love it when I can do that!  I wanted a more vintage look so I used the new Post Script background stamp!  Love how it looks!

I just used a Blender Pen with ink pads to color in the grapes and the wine logo.  I have quite a few wine lovers that would love this card!!

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You know I had to add Wink of Stella clear to the grapes right?  Love the Burlap Ribbon and Fresh Fig 1/8 sheer ribbon!!

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Eclectic Card Box

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I wanted to make a quick box to store some coordinating cards! So, I searched around and saw a video on how to make a box with the Envelope Punch Board.  So quick and easy!  I did stamp on the 12 x 12 Fresh Fig card stock once it was cut and ready to score.

Here are the cute cards that go inside the card box!  There are 2 designs/2 of each.  I am teaching a class tomorrow on how to put these together!  Do you want an instruction sheet on how to make this with pictures?  It’s my free gift to you with an online order in my store! Just click on Laura’s Online Store!  I will email it to you within 48 hours of your purchase!

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118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

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Product List

Envelope Punch Board

$20.00

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Bundle

$47.50

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$5.00

Peekaboo Peach 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

$8.00

Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon

$7.00

Silver Mini Sequin Trim

$6.00

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

$8.00

Silver Foil Sheets

$4.00

2" Circle Punch

$18.00

Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

$35.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

$7.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Fresh Fig 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

2017-2019 In Color 12" X 12" Cardstock

$11.00

Sweet & Simple Daisy Delight

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I am really addicted to the Daisy Delight Bundle!  You can make so many different cards, scrapbook pages, and 3-D projects!  I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class & Card Class at the Cancer Support Community Center that I hold once a month.  A fellow friend/demonstrator here in Frisco showed me a similar card and I had to make my own twist on it!

First, I punched out a Whisper White daisy with the Daisy Punch and placed it aside. Then I used a 2 7/8″ square of Calypso Coral and placed a dot in the center.

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I took my ruler and measured corner to corner.  It was 4″ so I marked lightly at 2″ and then rotated to measure the opposite corners.  I marked that at 2″ to get me close to perfect center.  This way when I punched it, I could see the center.

When you place the Calypso Coral (with dimensionals on the back) on top of the Whisper White, you create a daisy from the negative space.  I placed the Whisper White Daisy on top rotated to may a fluffy daisy.

I then add the beautiful Calypso Coral  Ombre’ Ribbon and matted the daisy with Basic Gray.  I did use Wink of Stella on the center of the daisy.  I stamped off the solid center with Smoky Slate, then followed with full strength of Smoky Slate.  Then toped it off with the Wink of Stella.

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I love how simple and clean it turned out!  Thanks for stopping by!

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