Panda in Love

I just love this Party Panda set!  And I thought with Valentine’s Day coming up next week that I could use this set!  I used the “love you” heart from the Lots of Love stamp set and the Sweet & Sassy Hearts framelits.

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I added some Red Glimmer paper along with the Petal Passion DSP strip.  I added this card to my Sweet & Simple class next week!

Have you seen the Creative Kit to Go??  Do you want to know what comes inside the kit?  Check out the post February Creative Class to Go!  The cards are just beautiful!  Plus, you can earn FREE Sale a Bration Items with every $50/$100 purchases!

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Stampin Hugs,

Laura

 

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Gift Card Holder

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Wow, is it really 4 more days until Christmas??  I had some reconstruction touch ups done and a tummy tuck last month. (Cancer wakes you up to getting healthy, lost 32 pounds) So my timeframe has been way off!  But boy I love seeing a flat tummy for the first time in over 15 years!

Ok, enough about that…I saw this cute gift card holder on Buckeye Inkling’s blog.  So, I had my club members make it for something a little different!  You can always use a gift card holder!!  Especially those last minute gifts!  And you can change it to what ever season you like! Products used listed below should go to my online store: Laura’s Online Store

There are GREAT deals on the clearance rack as well as the year end clearance!

Circle Tab Punch Gift Card Holder 

  1. Cut your card base to 9 ¼” x 4 ¼”
  2. 1/2” down each long side of your cardstock
  3. Rotate & score at 5”

To make the tabs: cut diagonal at the 5” score line on the shorter side.  Then use your Stampin’ Cutter to trim off the sides. Line up your score line with the groove where it cuts. 

Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to glue tabs to the back of the shorter side so you don’t have glue showing on the front.

Your insert Whisper White Piece should measure 3” x 5 ½” and score at 4 ½”. Fold and use glue dots to secure each side. Not the middle, that is where the gift card will tuck inside. Use washi tape or DSP to the scored part for decoration.  Use your Circle Tab Punch to make the pull out for the insert.  All you need now is the gift card!  And these fit in our normal envelopes!

Enjoy the rest of the Pre-Christmas day ahead!  And if you reserve a Stamparatus through me, I will give you a $5 off your next in person/emailed order! (Please send a screen shot or an email (Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net) of your confirmation.  This is like the Misti, but BETTER!

Here is the instructions on how to reserve yours now through December 30th 11:59 (MT)

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Snowflake Layers

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I have 3 stamp clubs and one of the items is always a technique!  I give each member when they join a little journal book for them to place a sample and a type up of how we created it.  That way they can look back and recreate!

This one I haven’t done in a while and I was inspired by a color combo on Pinterest.  So easy to do too!

  1. Cut a regular card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (fold in half) and a light neutral at 5 1/4 x 4″
  2. I then cut another piece the same color as the card base at 3 2/8″ x 4 1/2″; the same neutral was cut to 4 1/4 x 2″
  3. Next I cut the last piece in the same base card color to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″; neutral is 2 x 3 1/4″
  4. Take all your neutrals and layer them on top of each other.  I used dotto to keep them from moving.  Don’t worry about white spaces when you stamp.  Randomly stamp your pattern.  I started with the biggest to the smallest stamp.
  5. Once your are satisfied, you can attach each layer and then pop up with dimensionals!  Decorate as desired!

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The girls really loved making this one!  I can’t believe we are so close to the next catalog and Sale a Bration!  SO, check out the Year End Sale and Clearance rack!

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Sweet Little Deer

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I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! introduced the Stampin’ Blends November 1st!  I chose the Season Chums stamp set to test them out!  This deer just makes me smile!

I first used the lighter Crumb Cake to color the antlers, dots, and tail.  Then I used the darker Crumb Cake to color in the deer.  I used the Color Lifter on the face, top of his hide and part of his hind leg!  The bow I used the lighter Cherry Cobbler to color it all in and followed up with the smaller tip on the outside of the bow.

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**Be sure to use the Tuxedo Black Memento ink when using the Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based, so they will bleed with any other black that has alcohol in it.

To finish off the rest of the card I used the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder and the Be Merry DSP!  Such a cute card!!!

Be sure to check out the Year End Sales Event!  There are retiring items from the Holiday Catalog and discounted other items!  Click on the Year End Sale for the list.  Year End Sale Event US           Use this month’s hostess code MWGMCVD7 and get a free gift from me! (mailed separate).

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Stampin’ Hugs! Laura

 

Sweet Little Church

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Hearts Come Home has been a set that I have made several cards with!  Look how cute this church is sitting by itself in all it’s glory!  I wanted this card to be soft and simple.

I chose the Night of Navy background to represent Christmas Eve.  And I loved how the Softly Falling EF worked well to give it that extra touch of peaceful winter snow!

My biggest tip with this card is to cut out the church with wax paper in between the glimmer paper and the die.  I tried to adhere it to the Night of Navy circle and run though, but I forgot the glimmer paper picks up all the scratches in your plates.  I ran it through again and attached it to the Night of Navy circle and hand trimmed it with snips from the backside of the circle.

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I finished it off with some Crinkle Night of Navy ribbon and a rhinestone for the star of Bethlehem.

Here’s to a wonderful start of the most beautiful season!  Merry Hugs!

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Simple Deer Card

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Merry Mistletoe is one set that is from the Annual Catalog that has just been an absolute favorite of mine! The deer himself is just darling and the sentiments are just as versatile!  I made this card for one of my annual Christmas Stamp a Stack of cards class.  There is also a whole Be Merry suite (pg. 113) of coordinating goodies to make your creations a snap!

I just ran the card base through the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing folder (be sure your folder seam is going in towards the rollers and not the side). I then cute 2″ by 4″ piece of the Be Merry DSP and snipped the end with the Triple Banner Punch.

I stamped the deer in Chocolate Chip and then cut him out with the Layering Squares and a matching scalloped background.  SWEU7536

You can see the Dimensionals really make this pop off of the card for extra dimension!  I topped it off with a Rhinestone colored with a red sharpie and a little ribbon.

Check out the Online Extravaganza Sale going on now through the 26th!  Check out my store now!

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Pretty Patterns

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I fell in love with the special edition Host set from last month! Merry Patterns is a stunning set that you can create several different scenes with one set.  And it has great 2-step stamping! The deer in the sweater is my favorite!  I decided to use silver embossing powder to create his image.  It’s paired with the Year of Cheer specialty DSP, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Grey.  Just gives you a cold and wintery feel!GPUZ1380

 

Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by tomorrow, November 10th!  I can’t wait to see the coordinating project kit that comes this month! Click on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin site to subscribe! Or choose a gift subscription of 1, 3, 6, or 12 months for the crafter in your life!

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