Stampin’ Up is an amazing company and I’m excited to say I’m a part of it! Last week, I should have been on the Incentive Trip but it was cancelled. Instead, Stampin’ Up! gave a cash bonus as well as some fabulous goodies! It was super fun getting these items and I enjoyed being so spoiled!!!
There were 437 demonstrators who earned the trip last year and I am one of them! Eeeeee That is less than 1% of the company! There were 278 earners from United States and the rest from 8 other countries!
This box of goodies was so exciting…..for all of us! Claire kept asking if it was for her! The packaging was gorgeous and now I have another box to put in my Stamp Pad as decoration! LOL Who knows what I will do when I have no more room. The robe is HUGE and cozy and amazing! It just may swallow me whole.
I wanted to also take this chance to say THANK YOU to all of you! I couldn’t do this without all of you! The likes, the shares, the orders, the class attendance….all of it means so much to me! I am so thankful for Stampin’ Up bringing all of us together. The relationships and opportunities I have gotten over the years have really been amazing! All of the love and support you all share with me also makes me feel so spoiled! <3 From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!
If you are interested in joing the Stampin’ Up family! Don’t forget about the amazing In Color Starter Kit going on this month!!! Click here for all of the details!!! You can always reach out if you have any questions at all!
I know that I have plenty of flower stamp sets and paper! I am just drawn to them like a moth to a flame. When the new catalog came out and I saw the Hues of Happiness Suite, I had to have it, no questions asked! I can’t get enough flowers! If you are like me, you need this suite too!
This card was one of the samples for my New Catalog Launch Party! It just screams LAURA!!! I love it! The awesome thing about it is that I was able to use the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper to create over 40 card kits to send out for the party! These card kits were all different but yet the same style! I love it!
For the card base, I used Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo! Next, I embossed Granny Apple Green cardstock with the NEW Fern Embossing Folder for each card. Then I added a strip of floral designer series paper along the left side. Some of these floral pieces were blues and purples and some were more pinks and yellows. A simple punched out Basic White for the greeting and then a coordinating flower to accent! There are 2 different prints in the designer paper pack that have large flowers all over. These flowers can be fussy cut out or die cut with the coordinating dies. This makes for a quick and fabulous card! I love it!!! I finished it off with a few Glossy Dots!
Here are some more color options!
If you are like me and can’t get enough flowers, check out the supplies listed below for quick and simple shopping so you can create cards of all colors!!!
This card uses the Artfully Layered Stamp Set but I also feel like it is artfully layered in technique as well! So it is a double duty title!!!
This card actually uses Just Jade which is one of the retired colors. I didn’t get a chance to share it before the color officially retired. I still wanted to share the sample because I think it is fabulous and I think it would look amazing in Calypso Coral, Night of Navy or even Bermuda Bay! What color do you think it would look amazing in?!?!
Card Instructions Using Artfully Layered Stamp Set:
I used a monochoromatic look so it uses minimal products! The card base measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and then I cut 2 pieces of Basic White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. One of the pieces is for the front and one for the inside. Next, I took a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Just Jade (same as the card base) and stamped the greenery piece from Artfully Layered all over it. Be sure to fall off the piece of cardstock so the pattern looks continuous. Then along the 4″ side, cut it into 1″ x 3-1/2″ strips! You will have 4 pieces now! I layered those onto the Basic White and added it to the card front! Now it’s time for a simple greeting also stamped in Just Jade Ink. Before adding the greeting to the card front, I die cut out a greenery piece in Basic White and attached it to the back of the greeting. This way I don’t have to add adhesive to the delicate die cut! Simple and fabulous for an everyday #happymail card!
I hope you try out this Artfully Layered card and let me know which color you use!!! Check out all of the supplies listed below for quick and easy shopping!
When the New Catalog was released to demonstrators last month, I IMMEDIATELY fell in love with the Hues of Happiness Suite! Like turned the page and screamed the moment I saw it. Then I ordered it and it arrived and more screaming and excitement happened! Now I have played with it and I’m still in love!!!
This card is my #1 favorite card! Like this might be one of those cards that I keep for myself because I love it so much and I feel like no one else will love as much as me. There are less than 10 cards like this over my 18 years of stamping! The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper is stunning in the background! Then those stamped, colored, and die cut flowers are just the icing on the card. 😉 It really blows my mind how Stampin’ Blends really make me feel like an artist! I love it!
It’s May! It’s the Annual Catalog Launch! I am so excited about it all!!! There is so much fabulousness going on this month! Eeeeeee!
The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is Live today so you can start shopping NOW!!! I will be having a Launch Party on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT so mark your calendar!!! I will be LIVE on Facebook and YouTube for you to join in, comment, like, share, and enjoy! It is going to be so much fun and I’m sure plenty of ohhhhs and ahhhhs and screams will be happening! I’ll have product to show off, samples, and even be doing some stamping with all of you! If you would like to place and order for the Launch Party, use the Hostess Code: QX4BHGFA
The Free Designer Series Paper Pack for May is the NEW In Color 2022-2024 Glimmer Paper!!! This is an exclusive offer through Laura Borchert! Every order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax) will get this paper from me! Click here to shop and earn!
Now is the time to join Stampin’ Up!
Not only is the Annual Catalog Launch today, but starting today you can get an In Color Bundle for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up! So if your wish list is more than $100, this is the best bang for your buck!!!! You can pick out $125 in any product you like and get it for $99. You will also get Free Shipping AND the 2022-2024 In Color Bundle (worth over $70). The Bundle includes the 2022-2024 In Color In Pads (5), 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock Pack, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack and Grid Paper Pack! How amazing is that?!?! Plus you will get a discount on future orders, enjoy sneak peaks and early releases of Stampin’ Up! product, and the fun of the Fabulous Friends Stamping Family! Click here to join now! I can’t wait to have you in my family!
Recently I was asked by my friend, Jean to create a birthday card for her to give to her friend who was turning 90 years young! I was happy to do so but also nervous because this card has to be special and over the top! I know Jean would have thought any card I created was special and over the top. You all know as a crafter though how you feel put on the spot to do your absolute best. Well I created what I thought was an amazing card and Jean loved it too!!!
I actually used a few past Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets which came in handy for my garden themed card! The Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper was just perfect as well!!! It turned out fabulous….so fabulous that I have recreated this design many time since as well!!!
I made a Mother’s Day Card for my Mom and my Mother In Law as well with this same concept! For this one I used the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper!
The next flap that opens up was just decorated with the stamped flowers from the Blessings of Home and then the final flap is decorated but also has some space for writing! If you wish to keep the front of the card and each flap clean of writing, simply add a piece of Basic White to the back of the card and you will have plenty of room!
This other Mother’s Day Card that I created was very similar to the 90th Birthday one! I can’t wait to make even more!!! Eeeeee! Love it!
The April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit BLEW ME AWAY!!! I was totally thinking monarch butterflies and greens and oranges. That was so not what it was. The Z fold and peek-a-boo designs were super fun! The colors and inspirational stamps are uplifting and amazing!!!
I love the black polka dot background on this card because it makes the beautiful flowers POP so much more! Going from a seedling to a bud and then full blooms is so inspiring as well as that greeting!!! The back of the card has a spot to write your message!!!
I’m not even going to pick my favorites because they are all amazing and I would sit here forever changing my decision! This card I LOVE the peek-a-boo look with the stars and moon. The day to night look of the card with the greeting Everyday is a new day is so uplifting. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom to 2 young children but I just find these cards so perfect! Each day IS a new day to do our best and rock it!!! Heck, that means these cards would make great Mother’s Day Cards too!!! The one thing that I don’t like about this card is that there really isn’t a spot to write your message. I plan on adding a Basic White piece to the back because I don’t want to write on the inside and have it show through!
Mother’s Day Card Option:
Now this card for sure is all the feels as a Mom! Our little ones go from a little catepillar and soon they are blossoming into beautiful butterflies and off they go! Cue the tears! This card would work for a graduation card as well! So many options! This card does have a back panel to write on so that is awesome! I love these designs!
Have you started your Mother’s Day and Graduation cards yet?!? I have some done but need to finish!
If you want to see me create the April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, check out this video! Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin which includes the NEW Stampin’ Up! In Colors! Also, there will be a GOLDEN TICKET in random kits that is worth $25. WOOT WOOT! I can’t wait to get mine and I’m sure I’ll scream super loud if I get a golden ticket! Eeeeeeee
I admit that I’m totally one of those who fills the cart and then walks away because shipping is to high. Or I will spend an extra $15 to hit the threshold and save the $5 shipping. It’s crazy I know! Today, no abandoned carts because you get FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $75 or more! Woot Woot!
It’s a great day to get stocked up on products for upcoming projects like Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, Adminstrative Professionals Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, and so much more! Get the supplies for cards or even get some gifts!!! Stampin’ Up!’s Kit Collection is PERFECT for gift giving because there are lots of kits to pick from to fit everyone’s personality. The kits are also all inclusive with step by step instructions so it’s okay if the person has never stamped before! Fabulous!
Today is my anniversary!!! I can’t believe I’m celebrating 18 years of Stampin’ Up! That just blows my mind that it has been that long and there has been SO MUCH change in life during those 18 years!
Throughout these 18 years I have accomplished the following: ~Graduated college and moved to a new town! ~Got engaged, planned a wedding, and got married to my biggest supporter! ~Lost some family members and welcomed many new one! ~Got pregnant 3 times and have 2 amazing children to snuggle now! ~Bought a house and done lots of projects there! ~Earned 5 Stampin’ Up! Trips making me the Top 1% of the Company! ~Traveled to Orlando, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City, Champaign, Nashville, Paris (Illinois). And soon Indianpolis and New Orleans! ~Gained confidence, knowledge, and growth personally! ~Have made Friends with people all over the United States who mean the world to me and are more like Family!
I am so thankful to work for such an amazing company and have this job that fits me through all of these crazy changes through the years! While it is hard juggling 2 kids and this job, I am still so happy I get to be home with them. After all, in a blink of an eye they will be off to school and I’ll have more stamping time then! Here’s to another 18 years of Stampin’ Up! I can’t wait to meet more people, travel more, and grow! Thank you to each and every one of you!
I also have to give a shoutout to Meg Loven! Thank you for asking me if I wanted to join Stampin’ Up! You changed my life! To all of you reading this, WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN STAMPIN’ UP?!?! I’m asking you right now! I would love to have you on my team! Click here to join now or click here if you have any questions!
This Twisted Gate Fold Card is super cool, small, and not something I would make multiples of. LOL I love making crazy weird cards here and there but it’s not my thing to do them all the time. This is one of those!
I got the inspiration for this card from Julie Davison and the original sample I made came together really well. This is probably because I was following directions. Then I cut a bunch for a class and messed up the measurements. Blame it on mom brain?!?! Here’s hoping. So I’ll share the measurements here so you can follow along and be successful with this fun fold cute card!
~ Card Base: Soft Seafoam – 7-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, score at 2-1/2″ and 5″ * Inside: Basic White – 2-1/4″ x 4″ ~ Designer Series Paper: 2 Pieces – 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ For the front diagonal (leaf pattern), you will cut from lower right to upper left. For the back diagonal, you will cut from upper right to lower left. * Decoration: Strip of Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper (yellow) – 1″ x 2-1/2″ and a 2″ Basic White Circle, and then a fussy cut pansy from the same paper.
Be sure when you are adding your decoration pieces on that you only put adhesive on one side so you aren’t sealing your card closed!
I hope you try out this card and have fun with it even if you only make 1! If you prefer to watch me create this Twisted Gate Fold card rather than reading about it, check out this video tutorial!