All the Fall Colors!!!

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The Fall colors this year are just stunning. Those shades of yellow and green into oranges and then the POP of red! I love it all!!! Here I did a little Fall coloring with Blending Brushes!

Ombre Fall Colors with Blending Brushes,

First, start with the lightest color and blend the Crushed Curry on the bottom and up about 1/2 way. Next, take Pumpkin Pie and blend in the middle. Work you way down into the Crushed Curry and up about 3/4 of the way! Finally, using Cajun Craze blend from the edge into the Pumpkin Pie. TIP: Always start your blending brush off of your project and then slide onto it. Work in a circular motion

Fall Leaves Thinking of You Card,

Once you have the background complete, simply stamp an image over the top in Memento Black Ink! I used a few leaves and a greeting on the bottom! You could always add in some acorns and different types of leaves. You could also do this same design with other colors and stamp flowers, animals, party hats, etc. This card design is perfect for all year long and any occasion!

If you would like to see this Fall Colors Blending Technique in action, check out my video tutorial below!

Happy Stampin’


Splendid Day!!!

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I LOVE Summer but this one has been HOT HOT HOT! I’m kind of over it. Any day that it is still in the 80’s at 10 a.m. now is a splendid day! I can’t believe it will be cold soon though. That makes me sad. If you are staying inside because it’s hot, here is the perfect thing for you – August Online Card Class!!!

Splendid Day Suite Stampin Up,

Here is one of the cards that we will be creating at the August Online Card Class – Splendid Day! The colors Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and a foil shine are the perfect combination! Honestly, I loved creating these cards and looked at all 5 of them and thought this is so not my style but I love them! Just goes to show that sometimes you need to mix it up and try new colors, styles, and designs!

This class uses the Spendid Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating dies. There are a few fun card techniques and styles thrown in there too! Don’t forget that it is FREE for anyone to watch the Online Card Class on YouTube or Facebook. You can also stamp along with me by purchasing the card kit or the PDF Tutorial! Click here for all of the details on how you can participate.

If you would like to check out past months Online Card Classes or purchase the PDF Tutorials, check out my Online Card Class tab here on my blog!

I hope to see you on Friday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. CT which is when the August Online Card Class is going to be. Stamp with me, chat with me, or just watch me! It will be loads of fun and full of stamping tips and ideas! Share with your friends so they can join in the fun too!

Happy Stampin’ and have a Splendid Day!


Christmas in July!

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WHAT?!?!?!?! I am so not ready for Christmas but that is why this is called Christmas IN JULY! It’s never to early to get started on your holiday cards after all! The July-December Mini Catalog launched this month and my Online Stamp Class is Christmas in July – Lights Aglow!

Christmas in July, Lights Aglow,

This stunning cards uses products from the Lights Aglow Suite! It is one of the 5 cards that I will be making in the July Online Card Class! This class takes place on Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. CT on Facebook and YouTube Live! Anyone can watch for FREE! In fact, you can check out past Online Card Classes here! Share with all of your friends because I love chatting and stamping with everyone as if we were all in the same room together!

If you would like to stamp along with me there are 2 options for you to pick from! You can purchase the PDF Tutorial for instant download and cut the cardstock and supplies yourself OR you can purchase a card kit and I will mail it all out to you! No die cut/punched images or stamped images will be provided. You will need the Lights Aglow Bundle or stamp set of your choice! Click here for all of the details and to get registered!

The In Person Class for this one has filled up fast so I’m super excited to do it online with all of you as well! Save the Date for the Christmas in July – Lights Aglow Online Stamp Class on June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. CT!

Happy Stampin’


Father’s Day Cards!!!

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Father’s Day is this coming Sunday so let’s be sure to spoil all of the men in our lives as we honor them for their love, guidance, and support! This card is awesome for any designer paper you might have. It also works for many different occasions too!

Father's Day Cards, Artfully Composed,

Isn’t this the perfect look for a Father’s Day card?!? Even a birthday or retirment card! The strips of Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper measure 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and there are endless options with double sided paper! You could use 2 different sheets of paper from the pack or 4 different sheets. This is also the perfect card for when you love both sides of the paper and just can’t decide which one to use! Just use both sides!

I stamped off for the leaves in Pear Pizzazz Ink and used Evening Evergreen Ink for the greeting so it would POP! I did the same on the inside with some leaves in the corner and Happy Father’s Day in the center! You could always flip flop the greetings if you wanted to!

Check out the supplies listed below if you would like to recreate these cards! This video tutorial has all of the details and measurements so be sure to check that out as well! Also, another big shout out of Happy Father’s Day to all the men this weekend! Enjoy your day and know that you are appreciated!

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Uniquely Artistic!!!

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I got the Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set for free from Stampin’ Up! when I attended OnTour in April! It was a fun virtual event where demonstrators gathered to chat, learn and see new catalog product. Of course there were goodies involved too like this stamp set! It’s flowers so of course I was super excited!!!

Uniquely Artistic Stampin Up Stamp Set,

I created this card with 2 new In Colors – Parakeet Party and Starry Sky! I love the darkness of Starry Sky with the bright neon Parakeet Party! It really makes the 2 colors POP!

Card Instructions:

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ as the the card base. Next, I added a strip of In Color Designer Series Paper to the top and bottom measuring 1″ x 4-1/4″. Then in the middle I added a piece of Parakeet Party cardstock measuring 4″ x 4-1/4″.

Handmade Floral Birthday Card Stampin' Up,

Now for the stamping!!! I took a piece of Basic White cardstock measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and started with stamping the flowers. The Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set flowers are stamped in Starry Sky Ink and the leaves in Parakeet Party Ink. TIP: Stamp the flowers in a triangle with the edges close together in middle but not completely overlapping. It’s okay if the middle looks messy because the greeting will cover it up! After stamping the flowers, I added the leaves in between! For the greeting, I cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock measuring 1″ x 1-1/2″. This piece could be bigger or smaller depending on your greeting of choice. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then, I finished off the card with a few Iridescent Rhinestones!

Stampin' Up In Colors Birthday Card,

The fun part about this card is all of the different patterns in the In Color Designer Series Paper Pack. Do you like the stripes or polka dots better?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, if you are loving the In Colors as much as me, you can get them for FREE this month with the In Color Starter Kit! Join Stampin’ Up before the end of May for just $99 (plus tax). You get to pick out $125 in any product that you would like and you will also get the 5 In Color Ink Pads, In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, In Color Cardstock Pack, and In Color Grid Paper in your kit! Free shipping with the Starter Kit too! WOOT WOOT! Click here if you want this amazing deal!

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I can’t get enough!

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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!

Can't Get Enough Flowers - Hues of Happiness Suite,

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!

Happiness Abounds Bundle Stampin Up,

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!!!

Don’t forget I also have the Hues of Happiness Online Card Class this month! Click here for all the details!

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Hues of Happiness!!!

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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!!!

Hues of Happiness Stampin' Up,

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!

This card is 1 of the 5 card in the May Online Card Class – Hues of Happiness! You can make these cards right along with me LIVE like a personal stamp class just for you! Click here for all of the details on how to get your card kit! As always the Class Video Live is free for anyone to watch! Check out past months here! You can also purchase past class PDF Tutorials here!

Online Card Class Hues of Happiness,

Don’t forget that tonight is the New Catalog Launch Party at 7:30 p.m. CT where I will sharing new product, samples, and stamping with all of you LIVE!!! Join in on Facebook or YouTube!!!

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Over the Top Card!!!

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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!!!

Over the Top Fun Fold Homemade Greeting Card,

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!!!

Mother's Day Heart & Home Over the Top Greeting Card,

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!

Handmade Mother's Day Card,

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!

Pansy Petal Gardening Mother's Day Card,

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!

For all of the details on this card, check out this video tutorial!!!

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Twisted Gate Fold!

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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!

Twisted Gate Fold Card, www.

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 Measurements:

~ 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!

Fun Fold Pansy Petal Birthday Card,

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!

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Anniversary April!!!

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Let’s just go ahead and call this month – Anniversary April!!! My Stampin’ Up! Anniversary is the month as well as our Wedding Anniversary! Pop the champagne and let’s celebrate!!!

Anniversary April Fun Fold Card,

I created this fun fold card for a recent class and thought it was perfect for Brad for our anniversary! Thank you to Connie Stewart for the inspiration! There is something about the elegant paper and jade color that just felt so right!

How To Cut & Use All of the Paper:

I started with a 1/4 sheet of Just Jade cardstock (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Basic White (8″ x 5-1/4″) and folded it in half. This is the actual card. For the card front, I added a piece of Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper. BONUS: You can create 6 of these cards with 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ with no waste! Cut at 4″ creating 3 strips of 4″ x 12″. Then cut at 5-1/4″ creating two 5-1/4″ x 4″ pieces from each strip (6 total). This leaves 3 small pieces measuring 4″ x 1-1/2″ which I cut into 4″ x 3/4″ and used on the inside of the card!

Simple Fun Fold Card,

Now add the designer series paper to the card front covering it completely. Before adding this to the Just Jade base, I added a little flap for the greeting.

You can make this piece as big or small as you wish! I simply took my greeting of choice and measured it with a little extra on all sides. This was 1″ x 2-1/2″ which I stamped in Just Jade Ink onto Basic White. For the tab, simply add 1/4″ up and down and an 1″ side to side. So the Basic White is 1″ x 2-1/2″ and the Just Jade is 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. Score the Just Jade at 3/4″ to create a little tab. Adhere that tab to the Just Jade card base flush with the edge on the right side. I placed mine about 3/4 of the way down from the card top. Next, I added the Basic White card to the front. Stamped the greeting and added it to the tab with a little ribbon knot for decoration! Simple and fabulous!

Happy Easter Fun Fold Card,

Here is another one I made but went with Happy Easter and a different pattern of paper from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper Pack! See this all in action by clicking here!

Now I am all set for Anniversary April! Let’s celebrate! Remember that many of these items are retiring so you want to check out the Last Chance List and get them before they are gone!

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