Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas

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!


Quilted Wood Words


I was cruising through Pinterest (shocked, I know) and stumbled across a similar card.  I changed up the colors completely and made the main quilt area my own. I was feeling the upcoming holidays and wanted to use a Patriotic color scheme. I LOVE how it turned out!  This will be a club card for June!

I first stamped the rooster, heart, and star with color on color.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, and Very Vanilla with Crumb Cake.  Then I used the smallest Stitched Shape square to cut out each one.

TIP: When lining up rows and columns, start with the middle first and work around until you have it even.  To get the mat dimension, I measured the squares when they were on my workspace and added 1/4″.  I wanted extra on the bottom so I could use the space for the sentiment.


It’s hard to see, but there is a strip of the new 6″ x 6″ Wood Textures paper pack!  I then used the 1/4″ Copper Trim and frayed the ends. Then I used the Label Me Pretty stamp set with the coordinating Pretty Label punch.  We are soooo close to being able to order from the NEW catalog!  Do you need one?  Do you need a demonstrator?  I am your gal!  I also have a great team too!  Check out the swaps that we did at our last meeting!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We have a couple ladies from out of town too!  So, when you see the new catalog and want over $99, just sign up!  Here’s the skinny:

  • You SAVE with your discount on every Demonstrator/Customer order you place
  • You have full Demonstrator privileges through September 30th with no obligation to purchase anything further, so it’s a great little test drive, and you can drop anytime with no penalty.
  • If you reach $300 in orders by June 30th, 2017, that will renew you for an additional quarter through December 31st, 2017.
  • Purchase the kit for yourself and become part of the fun as a hobby demonstrator, or, start sharing Stampin™ Up! with your friends and earn a little extra money.
  • Attend fun Stampin’ Up events, belong to the Stampin’ Connection on line Community with access to tons of exclusive creative ideas.
  • Purchase your $99 kit through me and be invited to our Private Facebook page where we share and cheer each other on. We also share card ideas so you can whip together a class in a minute. I also offer some one on one training to help you get started.


Basket Bunch Bunny


The Basket Bunch stamp set is so much fun!  I first created this cute Easter Basket with the chocolate bunny!  Then I thought it would be nice to let my club girls have a choice of which card to make.  So, I created the basket of daffodils!

On the bunny card: I used Versa Mark and Clear Embossing Powder to make it look like they had been stamped.  I think the bunny looks like a chocolate bunny this way! And the sentiment is way too cute!


I chose the Succulent Garden DSP because the gingham paper just screamed out Easter/Spring colors!!  I love how the basket has texture when you add the two layers together too! I used my paper piercer to fray the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Here is the daffodil card:


I chose not to put a handle on this one.  I adore daffodils, so this card just makes me happy!  And you know I added Wink of Stella to the petals!!


This time of year is bittersweet!  A new catalog on the horizon (and it will knock your socks off!!) But-Stampin’ Up! needs to move out the old first!

Looking for a fun card kit?  I design one every month that uses one stamp set!  Check out the April Creative Kit to GO!  Order by April 20th!

Check out these lists to see if your favorite products are retiring!  Don’t delay!! You may miss out!!

Retiring PDF list or sortable Excel list

I like the Excel list because I can sort them out and mark what is retiring in my craft room.  You can earn punches on my Laura’s Creative Corner Online Rewards Program!


Simply Sealed with Love


Do you want a simple but “WOW” card for Valentine’s Day?  The Sealed with Love Bundle/Suite is perfect!  I have used this bundle a lot already (and I have more ideas in my head too!)-so it will be a perfect addition to your stash!

The Heart Border from the Love Notes Framelits is just too cute!  I love how they pop up to give your card dimension! The Sent with Love DSP pack is filled with tons of great patterns with a simple palate of Real Red and Whisper White! It’s beginner friendly!  I also added the Stitched Framelits to add some more texture to the card.  I topped it off with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and some Rhinestones!  I love how this card turned out!


Anyone who is local will get to make this at Try it Night next week!

January 24th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Just $5 to make this and another cute card!  (hint: Mediterranean!)

To order your bundle today:

Create an account and shop!  Be sure to pick a FREE Sale a Bration item for every $50 you spend!


It’s also a great time to join my team!  We have a private Facebook page, have local team meetings quarterly, SWAPs, and much more!  Sign up today and you have until June 30th to meet your quarterly minimum!  So many perks-even for hobby demonstrators! I have team members on the East coast and the West coast!

It’s Live!!!


I always have Kool and the Gang stuck in my head this time of year!  Sale a Bration!!!  Woo hoo!  It starts today!  If you need an Occasions Catalog and a Sale a Bration catalog, let me know!

Here is the first Creative Kit to Go for the year too!  I LOVE the Sealed With Love Bundle!  It is so much fun cutting out the little envelopes, hearts, and the border!!  So, who wants to start out with a Creative Kit to Go?? How does it work?

January Creative Kit to Go 2017

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.   I only have a limited amount of class kits available, so please sign up right away.  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 class fees vary each month depending on the set:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code KNDASGK2 at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.

Sealed With Love bundle:  Includes the Sealed with Love photopolymer stamp set & the Love Notes Framelit dies) Bundle price: $45.75 (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! It’s Sale a Bration!  Add a couple dollars more (the Sending Love DSP pack or embellishments) and get a FREE item from the Sale a Bration catalog!

* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.    Creative Kit Order due no later than January 20th. If you are interested please let me know and I will send you a PayPal invoice for $5 priority shipping.  You can add items that you may need. I will mail class packets the last week of January.  After I send out the class in the mail kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.

Please note that my Creative Kits to Go 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.

Want just the PDF? $5.95 via PayPal and I will email it within 24 hours!



I love this time of year for those of you interested in joining my team!  Even if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and just get your Stampin’ Up! fix with a discount, I would love to have you!  We have a private FB page, have quarterly team meetings (we try to FaceTime out of town people too), and do a lot of fun projects together!  Sign up today!


Want to host a party?? This is also a great time to reap extra rewards!!

Happy stampin’ and shopping!! Laura


Ready for 2017….


It’s been nice relaxing a little bit over the Christmas break.  I am getting ready for 2017 with this card front that has magnets on the back.  I made this for my Stamp Club as one of the projects!


I loved the saying from the Fresh Fruit stamp set…and of course this Floral Boutique DSP and Floral Phrases is always a favorite!  Here is how I made the diagonal cut and stamped behind the calendar.


Sorry for the off color picture.  I then cut a 4″x4″ square of the Floral Boutique DSP using the following steps:


I hope that makes sense.  I am also having the girls at the Cancer Support Community of North Texas make this as well.  I am also going to make another card to match the calendar for them.  I was excited that they wanted me to come back once a month!

2016 has been rough, but I am thankful for the lessons that it taught me.  I am vowing to appreciate life, family, and to give back to others who are in the battle with cancer! What are your resolutions?

If you are local, I have 2 spots left in my Thursday night club.  Also, if you don’t have a new Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration catalog, let me know!

Washi you a Merry Christmas!


Assembly line

I love my customers and my upline/downline!! They are my dear friends that we have bonded through crafting. When it comes to sending Christmas cards, it can get a little tricky.  They have more than likely made the cards I have on hand every year.  So, I found a simple design on Pinterest (sorry, I deleted the person’s name-thank you for your inspiration!) and I added my own twist to it!  I first layered the Warm Wishes Washi tape onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut out the ornate ornaments from the Merry Tags Framelits using Gold Foil.  The rest fell together quite nicely!

TIP: I showed you the assembly line so you could see how I paper saved!  I cut out the circle from the Garden Green mat so I didn’t waste cardstock!  Great for making multiple cards!


I used a red sharpie to color our Rhinestones to add that sparkle to the ornament! I am taking a few days to spend with family and to reflect on the blessings God has given me this year!  Especially for riding with me through the storm of breast cancer.

If you would like to be on my mailing list, need a catalog, or would like to shop; there are buttons above!

Have  a blessed and Merry Christmas!