Frosty Eclipse Card

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I have seen so many of these cute eclipse cards!  I finally had to make one!  This is the technique for my November’s stamp club!  It’s super simple too!

You will need the Large Letter Framelits to make this card. (You can also use any bold image dies as well.)  I am a person who likes to eyeball placement of dies, so using the Magnetic Platform make this a snap!  I knew right away that I wanted to use this wonderful Year of Cheer Specialty DSP!  I just love the thickness of the paper and the beautiful foil images.  Another benefit of this DSP is that you get 3 pieces of each of the 4 designs (single sided designs).  It’s great for making bags, boxes, cards, and tags too!

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  1. Line up your letter dies on the DSP or pre-stamped paper.
  2. Run them through the Big Shot and carefully remove them from the dies if needed.
  3. A dark background is preferred to create the shadow effect.  I placed Basic Grey behind my DSP with the letters cut out.
  4. Mount the DSP/Mat piece to the card base.  I used Dimensionals to give my ribbon some room in the back of the mat.
  5. Place Foam Strips on the back of the letters and them right over the cut out letters.
  6. A little ribbon and it’s done!

I can’t wait to make some signs with this technique too!  Just think of the cute gifts you can create with this technique!

There are 5 days left to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for the coordinating kit from October.  Click on Laura V’s Paper Pumpkin to subscribe now! Look how cute this one is!  It’s sold out unfortunately.  But you can get the next one that coordinates with it!

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Fun with Christmas Quilt

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I love sewing projects and would love to learn how to make quilts!  So, when I saw the Christmas Quilt suite, I had to have it!  It’s filled with cute felt embellishments, a gorgeous Designer Series Paper pack, stamp set, and coordinating dies!

This card has a few extra steps, but the result is so worth it!  I used a Crumb Cake base and stamped the stitched flower randomly with Crumb Cake ink.  I then cut out the small flower with the Real Red piece before I ran the Real Red piece through with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.  (I love to save paper when I can) What is nice about making this card is that you can make 3 of the quilt panels with what you cut out.  I took 3 different pieces of the DSP (cut to 3″x 3″) and ran all 3 through with the quilt block die.  To make this a little easier to piece together, I used a Whisper White piece for a backing.  I glued the outline part of the DSP to the Whisper White.  Then I stamped the star portion of the quilt block.  I then pieced the paper into the remaining places.

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You will notice that after that part is finished, I ran it through the Quilted Embossing folder to add the stitched quilt top look. It’s finished off with 1/8″ Gold ribbon and a rhinestone.  I just love how it turned out!

Friday the 20th is the last day to order your bundle to get the FREE supplies to make 6 cards!  (includes a cute box, PDF, and all consumables) Click on October Creative Class to Go to find out more!

Stock up on your DSP paper too! Select DSP papers are buy 3 get one free this month!

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Colorful Copper Leaves 

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I am so happy that it is finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas!  I wanted to create some cards to celebrate the season!  One of the bundles that I will treasure for a long time is the Colorful Seasons bundle!  It is a must have for a new stamper too! It covers all the seasons and has such beautiful dies to coordinate with the images!  Not to mention the paper, color combos, and accessories to boot!

Part of my monthly stamp club includes a technique.  The members get a sample of the technique and a small blurb that explains how to create it again.  When they first join, they receive a journal to put these in so they have it to look back on for a handy (and pretty) reference!

This card plays up the Emboss Resist technique.  I just switched the embossing powder to Copper!  I then used Sponge Daubers to rub Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  (in that order)  I started with the middle of the leaf towards the stem.  I only used the Cherry Cobbler on the tips of the leaves.  I then cut them out as well as one Copper Foil leaf.

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I just love how the Copper Foil, Copper Embossing Folder, and Copper Thread make this card pop!

All through this month you can stock up on your favorite  Designer Series Paper with the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale! (select papers on the list)

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Don’t forget the deadline to order this month’s Creative Class To Go is October 20th! You can add some of the paper to your order too! Just use the host code on the image below!

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Halloween Treat Class

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I love making Halloween treats and home décor!  I made this cute set that I am offering as a Halloween Treat Class at my house on October 14th!  You will learn how to make cute and quick treats for your favorite goblins! This set includes a cute mini pizza box, a test tube treat holder, and coordinating card for your $15 fee. (Free with an order of $25 or more). ​Plus a PDF on how to create your own!  Kid friendly! (7 and above) RSVP required: Visit my online store and then click on events to RSVP

8 spots available  (PDF available for $3)

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I LOVE the Cat Punch!  It will serve as a fun punch even after Halloween is over.  I used the Scalloped Top Tag Punch to create this cute treat holder!

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These Mini Pizza boxes are way too cute!  Perfect to hold cookies, small candies, gift tag, or 3×3 cards.  Food safe.

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And to finish it off, this cute cat card!  I love the little rats running toward the cat!  I added red dots for their eyes after I took the picture!

Great promotions going on too!

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Thank you for stopping by! Laura

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Click on October Creative Class to go for details on how to get this great set!

 

October Creative Class to go is ready!

What is a Creative Class to go?  It’s a class that you can do on your own time and it gives you 3 great designs using your new stamp set/ bundle! Great for people who love to craft but are not close to my house too! I package the contents in a wood mount case that has the month/kit name/and a picture of the bundle on it.  The PDF if full color and easy to follow instructions.  Here’s what you get:

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 4FYCS4WN at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.  

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

Hearts Come Home Bundle 

Includes the Hearts Come Home stamp set (clear or wood) & Hometown Greeting Edgelits: $33.25 (plus tax & shipping) Item# 146068 $47.50 for clear; 146065 $54.75 for wood. 

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 October 20th. 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.

Rustic Rooster

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I have found so many different ways to utilize the Wood Words Bundle!  I needed a birthday card and came up with this rustic looking card!  I got the color idea straight from the picture for this suite right in the catalog!

This card is super easy to re-create too!  So, I made this a club card for my girls!

First, I stamped the floral bunch with Peekaboo Peach on to Peekaboo Peach paper.  I then took 1 1/4″ pieces of Early Espresso paper & the Wood Textures DSP pack.  If you tear slowly away from you the middle of the paper will not show.  I did use a sponge and Early Espresso to distress the edges.  Next I stamped the rooster with Cajun Craze and punched him out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  Then I punched the Small Scalloped Circle with Cajun Craze paper.  To give it that extra vintage feel, I crumpled up the paper and flattened it back out.  To give the doily extra fluff, I folded it in half before adhering it behind the strips of ripped paper. I also used the Early Espresso to distress the doily.

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I then cut out the cute tag with the tag from the Wood Crate framelit set.  To finish the look, I tied a bow using the Linen Thread!

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If you love fall-you will love this month’s Paper Pumpkin!  Look how cute these turned out!  8 mini cards and 8 pillow boxes!  And Stampin’ Up! is going to have back to back coordinating projects!  How cool is that?? Do you want in on the fun?  Subscribe before October 10th! Click on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin to get started!

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Last but not least: This week is the last week to order the Creative Class to Go!  Here is the information on what you will receive! September Creative Class to GO!

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Quilted Christmas-so cute!

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I couldn’t’ wait to play with the Quilted Christmas stamp set and Quilt Builder dies!  We went on our annual Labor Day craft retreat weekend and I have a TON to show!! That was a much needed break from the long summer!

I just had my Team Meeting last week and here is the Make n Take we all made together!  I recommend watching this video that Stampin’ Up! put together!  It really showcases the different ways to use this set to maximize your investment!

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I first ran the Garden Green piece through Big Shot with the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder.  I love that you can use either side-both are pretty!! I then stamped the quilted star outline with a darker color, Garden Green.  Then I used Pool Party and Lucky Lime Twist for the panels.  I cut it out with the coordinating dies. The stitched part layers inside the outline die.  That is what made me think to cut out the Real Red background piece. I finished it off with the sentiment on a banner and some White Baker’s Twine.

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Cute and simple card!!  Such a fun suite to play with!  It also has these adorable Stitched Felt embellishments and matching DSP pack!

Don’t forget to order you September Creative Class to Go by September 21st! (Gavin’s birthday!!)

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