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!

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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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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’!

Oh So (long) Succulents

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I was sad to see that Oh, So Succulent wasn’t going to be in the new Idea Book and Catalog in June.  So, I had to show you one of my favorite cards I made with that set.  I love the earthy colors with pops of color!  Sweet and simple layout that has that “wow” factor!

I stampe the flower in Calyspo Coral and Sweet Sugarplum.  The grass was Old Olive with an Always Artichoke outline.  I then “flicked” some Always Artichoke to give it some visual interest.  A few gold sequins and the yummy Metallic Gold Ribbon from Sale a Bration!  (so glad I have more!)

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I finished off with some linen thread and a sentiment stamped on Crumb Cake.  Be sure to order this set before it’s gone! Click the Retiring PDF and shop my store today!

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