Coloring Embossing Paste

I LOVE the new embossing paste!!  I was playing around with it the other day and wanted to try coloring it!  So easy!  All you need is the Embossing Paste, Spatulas, a re inker, and a tray (o-r silicone mat).

I dropped about a half dollar sized amount onto the tray.  Then I mixed about 4-5 drops of re-inker and mixed well.  I also added Dazzling Diamonds to it, but that was after this card.  Very pretty!  And I just saw someone add scents to the paste!  Scented cards!!

After you mix your paste to your desired color, then you can place your mask/stencil over your surface and spread the paste with the spatula.  I swiped back and forth a few times and then scraped it even on top of the mask.  Carefully pull up and let dry!

TIP: It dries very fast!  Clean your mask and other materials as soon as possible with warm soapy water.  

To make the lemons more realistic, I followed the Daffodil Delight with Versa Mark and Clear Embossing powder.  Then I heat set it.  Layered the lemons with dimensionals and some Linen Thread.  I used this card as our club technique this month!

Don’t forget to get your bonus days coupons!  For every $50 you spend this month, you get a $5 off to use in August emailed to you from Stampin up!

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I love the Coffee Break suite! 

I still remember looking through this catalog in April and coming across this suite!  I shrieked loud enough that people down the hall in the hotel had to of heard me! I LOVE my Starbucks!!  So this was just a pleasant surprise-even the color combos!!

So this month’s club I wanted to make a card that was a little different.  An easel card fit the bill!  And they are so easy!  The Coffee Break suite has super cute framelits that can cut out cups, tops, beans, shapes, and cupcakes!  Plus a cute whipped cream (or poop emoji) shape too!  To make an easel card you start with a 11″x 4 1/4″ piece of cardstock.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold like a normal tent card.  Then you will take the front and fold it back on it’s self and crease.  That will be the part to place your Tear & Tape.  Then decorate a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece to place on top of the folded back part with the tape.

coffee break tentIt will lay flat and look like a normal card until you prop it up on the pearl stoppers.  The inside of the card is hard to see since it’s Crumb Cake.

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Here a top view and you can see the DSP strip peeking out.  I just love the beans!!

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And of course I had to use Wink of Stella clear for the whipped cream!!  I made a clear lid with the Window Sheets.  And the corrugated pieces are just to stinkin’ cute!!

When you order this suite through my store you will earn a bonus coupon for $5 that you can use on an order in August! Love bonus days!

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What I love even more is the added value to the started kit!  If you have a long wish list, your best bet is to just join!  We love hobby demos and I have a great team that’s been with me for years!  Here are the details!  You get to choose your items in your starter kit! For just $99 (plus tax) you get $125 in catalog items of your choice.  BUTTTT…this month you also get:

Essentials Gift Pack

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

What is the Carols of Christmas?  It’s a new Sneak Peek of the Holiday Catalog!!!  As a demonstrator, you get to pre order this set in July!  Once signed up, you can get the matching framelits too!  And they are amazing! Just click: Join Laura’s Team   Then click on Join!  I have demos from other states!  We Skype each other for Team Gatherings too!  What are you waiting for??

Watercolor Daisies

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I really love the Daisy Delight stamp set and it’s wild flower stamps!  I was just playing around with water color paper and this card was in the works!

I first stamped the flowers on dry watercolor paper and then lightly spritzed the paper.  After it was dry, I took the Aqua Painter and some Pear Pizzazz ink and lightly created a background. I added Soft Sky ink for the sky.

I wanted a delicate feel to this card so I added the Paper Doily and some light splatter to the card base.

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I don’t know about you, but I have gone through a ton of Linen Thread lately!  I love it!

Don’t forget to order your July Creative Class to GO!  It’s filled with great ideas this month!  The Colorful Seasons Bundle just has so many options!

I love that Stampin’ Up! makes it simple for people to sign up!  You get to choose your items in your starter kit! For just $99 (plus tax) you get $125 in catalog items of your choice.  BUTTTT…this month you also get:

Essentials Gift Pack

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

What is the Carols of Christmas?  It’s a new Sneak Peek of the Holiday Catalog!!!  As a demonstrator, you get to pre order this set in July!  Once signed up, you can get the matching framelits too!  And they are amazing! Just click: Join Laura’s Team   Then click on Join!  I have demos from other states!  We Skype each other for Team Gatherings too!  Don’t want to sell?  No problem!  We love hobby demos-and you get perks for being just that!  What are you waiting for??

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July Creative Class to GO

Creative Class to Go!

Do you need a class you can do on your time?  Are you needing a creative break?  Love to make cards/stamp?  I have the answer for you!

Here is what is in my personally designed kits:

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 XZBCXGMV at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.  

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net  Then click on SHOP NOW.

Colorful Seasons Bundle  

Includes the Colorful Seasons stamp set (photopolymer) & Seasonal Layers Thinlits price: $54.00 (plus tax & shipping)  

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 July 15th. 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.

PDF only: $6.95 via PayPal

Order July 1st so you get the BONUS coupon that starts that day!! 

Daisy Delight Addiction!

I am soooo happy that the Daisy Punch is back in stock!  This is by far my favorite items so far!  So easy to make quick cards like the one above!  I literally made this in 5 minutes flat!  I love to use the color combinations that they have in the Designer Series Paper designs!  I just flip over the pack and read the colors used!  To add more colors you can stamp off your inks for lighter shades of the ink pads!  Gives you more mileage on your ink and color choices!

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I just stamped color on color (Wisteria Wonder) and punched out 2 daisies.  Used a couple glue dots to adhere together.  Then I used my bone folder to fluff the petals.  To create the fun fold, I cut the DSP paper to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Then I cut down the center with the Paper Trimmer (helpful because you control how far the blade cuts into your paper). Finally I folded the pieces back on themselves and placed some adhesive on the back to keep them flat.  Crease with a Bone Folder to help.  I finished it off with a Silver Faceted gem and took out my Calypso Coral marker to add the faux stitches.

Here is the bundle item code!  Head over to my website and order yours today!  Be sure to enter in hostess code DBJ9W4NH.  I will send a surprise to those who order!

Click MY website to be linked and click shop!

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Delicate Faux Linen

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This was one of the techniques that came to mind when I first saw the Colorful Seasons bundle!  Faux Linen was one of the very first cards I made over 9 years ago!  I am surprised that it’s taken me this long to do that technique again!  We made this card for our stamp club this month!  Super simple!!

  1. Use a neutral or light color card stock for your base.  I used Soft Sky in this photo.
  2. Take a piece of tissue that you use for gift wrapping.  Stamp desired images on it. Then wad it up one to two times and flatten it out. I chose not to stamp on the tissue here.
  3. Use your Tombo Multi Purpose glue and apply to the whole card base using a sponge piece.  (I store mine in a baggie to keep it moist).
  4. Gently use your fingers to lay your tissue down and smooth out most of the wrinkles.  You want some.  (Elmer’s glue works too, but it tears the tissue easily).
  5. Let dry and attach to your card!

I was able to stamp the sentiment directly on it when it was dry.  I also used the Fine Tip Glue pen to attach the branch.  Then I used Glue Dots to adhere the flowers together.  There is a whole piece and a detailed piece to make 3 different flowers.  cherry blossom

I then used a blender pen with Berry Burst to color the centers.  A pearl added the finishing touch!

Hope you enjoued this card as much as I did making it!  LOVE cherry blossoms!  You can order this and other items at my website! Remember to get your loyalty rewards too!  Any order of $150 or more is eligible for host benefits!

Bright birthday 

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I have seen a lot of cards using this super fun Happy Birthday Framelit!  I was trying for a multi layer for height only, but by accident it moved.  I love how it’s offset and really pops off the paper!

I will admit, when I first saw Lemon Lime Twist I wasn’t too sure about it.  But I have grown to love it! It just adds fun, pop, and a touch of whimsy to cards! I wanted a fun background, so I used the two circles from the Eastern Beauty Stamp set!

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I then added some balloons to make it more festive!  I cut out 1 Basic Black sentiments and 3 Lemon Lime Twist.  All of the Lemon Lime Twist I glued together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. (TIP: act like you are writing when you apply the glue-and I used the Silicone Mat to keep the glue off of my surface). Then I applied glue to the Basic Black and off set the letters to create the pop!  I used dimensionals for the balloons and behind the Whisper White piece.

Happy Stampin’!