Video Tutorial: Beauty of Friendship

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple yet striking autumn-themed card with the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Strip of white cardstock: 1″

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Beauty of Friendship is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by September 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Shadow Box Card

I learned how to make this simple shadow box card a few years ago and decided to revisit it and show you all how to do it, using products from the new Autumn Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. To make this fancy fold card, you’ll just need two pieces of white cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8″, and 5.5 x 4.75″.

Score your larger piece along the short side at 3.75 and 0.75″.
Score the smaller piece along the long side at 0.5″ from each side.

Die-cut a circle (or other shape if desired) in the smaller piece of cardstock, as shown.

Line up the scorelines of the two pieces as shown below, and slide into place so that the top and bottom of the cardstock pieces are lined up.

Use a pencil to mark the outer boundaries of the circle on your larger piece. This will act as a guide to show you where to stamp.

Stamp your image on your larger piece of cardstock, using the pencil marks as a guide.

Put your larger piece aside, and stamp a sentiment on your smaller piece, under the die-cut window.

Burnish all your folds, and erase your pencil marks.

Apply Tear & Tape adhesive as shown below.

Remove the backing from your Tear & Tape, and line up your small cardstock against the centre scoreline of the larger piece as shown below. Close the left flap of the card to attach the two pieces.

Open up the flap with the die-cut window, and hold the piece with the Tear & Tape as below. Close the right side of the card in order to attach the pieces.

Now your card looks like this!

And yes, it still fits in an envelope!

You might also want to add a piece of DSP on the inside to decorate.

Decorate the front of your card as desired.

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Beautifully-Penned DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, simple card using the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper FREE with your qualifying purchase of $60 during Sale-a-Bration, which runs until September 30th. The paper pack includes 12 sheets, 4 each of three double-sided designs. I CASE’d this card from Julie Petrie.

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8”
Strip of DSP: 5-1/8 x 1”
A strip of white, 5-1/8 x 1”
and then some additional pieces of black cardstock and DSP for die-cutting.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this beautiful paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Swap Card Show Off!

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my live video a couple of weeks ago where I showed off all the beautiful cards I received in a recent swap. But for those who don’t ‘do’ Facebook – or for those who do, and would like a closer look at all the beautiful cards I received – I figured I would share them in a blog post here as well!

The card swap was organized by a fellow demonstrator, with the purpose of using products from the annual catalogue. It was such a treat to see all the happy mail rolling into my mailbox, and then so inspiring to see all the gorgeous cards created by talented people!

If these cards have inspired you, be sure to check out the product list below to see all the items that were used to create them! Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Shaded Summer

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a striking yet simple card with the Shaded Summer stamp set, and the EXCLUSIVE co-ordinating dies that you can get FREE for a limited time!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
White cardstock: 2.75 x 4″
Additional pieces of coloured cardstock (three different colours) to stamp and die-cut

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What kind of card would you make with this stamp set? Feel free to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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2021 Autumn Mini Catalogue – Laura’s Top Picks

The 2021 Autumn Mini Catalogue launched last week, and it is a treasure! Featuring 78 pages of inspiration, it’s sure to keep you crafting through all the seasons to come – autumn, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, New Years, and more.

Here are some of the products I’m excited to get my hands on. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps add a few more items you hadn’t considered?

Best Item for Beginners – Peaceful Deer Bundle
This charming bundle has everything a beginner needs – adorable imagery that is useful for masculine and feminine cards, a great collection of sentiments that goes beyond the holiday season, and a co-ordinating punch to add even more fun. A great bundle to get you started at only $48.50. You can pair this bundle with the co-ordinating Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper, too!

Best Sentiment Stamp Set – Holly Jolly Wishes
How fun is this collection of sentiments? From elegant to silly, from whimsical to jolly, this stamp set has you covered for holiday cards and gift-giving!

Best Graphic Stamp Set – Christmas Season
This Two-Step Stampin’ set allows you to layer two or more images to create extra texture and dimension in the colours you want. I love the elegant, nature-inspired images of this set, which can be used for a variety of effects: use with natural colours and embellishments for a peace-of-the-season greeting, or add some shimmery bling for a delightful dazzling effect! Add the co-ordinating Seasonal Labels dies and save 10%!

Best Embellishment – Wonderful Snowflakes
These gorgeous, iridescent snowflakes are a show-stopper! They come in a pack of 24 for $8.25, which is enormous value!

Best Designer Series Paper – Painted Christmas
I absolutely adore the elegant, nature-inspired watercolour images in the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. The colour palette is familiar enough to instantly evoke the holiday spirit, yet soft and subtle enough to be used for other projects as well. If you love this look, check out the rest of the Painted Christmas Suite!

Best Specialty Designer Series Paper –Whimsy & Wonder
If you love a sparkly, shimmery holiday paper with a joyful, unexpected colour palette, this paper is for you! It features conventional patterns with a vintage feel, including gifts, trees, snowflakes, and more. And once the holidays are done, use the versatile stripes and tone-on-tone patterns for all of your projects. If you love this paper, check out the rest of the Whimsy & Wonder Suite!

Best Punch Bundle – Penguin Place
These adorable penguins are sure to steal your heart. They are so easy to put together, you can create a waddle of darling penguins in just a few minutes! In addition to standing and swimming penguins, the stamp set includes a hat, scarf, reindeer headband, and more. Build a wintry scene with snowflakes or focus on the holiday season with gifts and Christmas trees. You can even create cards for birthdays and other occasions to use year-round …. make every day a penguin day! Don’t forget to check out the co-ordinating Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper, as well!

Best Die Bundle – Merriest Moments Bundle
This bundle is a powerhouse in your craft room! Start with the embossing folder to add texture and a focal point to your cardstock. Leave it as-is, or cut out with one of the two co-ordinating dies. Stamp a sentiment and cut it out with the stitched rectangle die, perfectly sized to co-ordinate with the embossed rectangle. And if you like, stamp and die-cut flowers, holly, and other greenery to decorate your card. So many options!

Best Halloween Item Cutest Halloween Bundle
This punch punches out three shapes at once: a cat head, a pumpkin, and a ghost! (How spookily smart!) Create the cutest treat packaging and gift tags with the Cutest Halloween bundle. The stamp set comes with a variety of images such as pumpkins, cats, skeletons, and more that you can turn into sweet – er, I mean, SPOOKY – characters with a selection of different faces. Combine them with a variety of sentiments to create your own personalized tags and projects!

Best Bling – Gold Holly Leaves
Add the wow factor to your Christmas crafting with these Gold Holly Leaves embellishments. Let your friends and family know how much you treasure them by adding a touch of gold this season!


Best Deal in the Catalogue: the Starter Kit on page 77
The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue! Choose up to $165 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. PLUS, during Sale-a-Bration, there’s another FREE bonus for those who join (more on that below)! You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

What’s better than Sale-a-Bration? How about TWO Sale-a-Brations?! This year, for the first time ever, we get to have TWO Sale-a-Bration periods (the first one was in January-February, and now the second one runs from August through September). There’s another terrific collection of products you can earn FREE with your $60 or $120 purchase, so be sure to check them out! Some items* are only available while supplies last, so don’t delay if they are your favourites!

*Sheep dies, Summer Shadows dies, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

Sale-a-Bration also comes with great perks for Hosting or Joining. You can get the versatile sentiment stamp set “In Your Words” FREE with a qualifying party of $375 or more.

And, as mentioned above, joining during Sale-a-Bration means you get to pick an additional FREE bundle from the Autumn Mini Catalogue with your Starter Kit order! Check out the list below!


In Case You Missed It

There’s always so much to see in our catalogues, and some items can get a little lost! Here are a few items you won’t want to miss.

Strong of Heart is this year’s Make a Difference stamp set. For every Strong of Heart stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $4 to heart health charity organizations worldwide!

Welcoming Woods – a stunning new Distinktive stamp set that can be used year-round!

Reflected in Nature – the reflection technique is one thing, but how about a stamp that does it for you – along with a powerful collection of sentiments?

Seasons of Fun and Amaryllis Abloom are your two hostess exclusive stamp sets for the season – you can only earn them by hosting a qualifying party of $200 or more! Contact me to book your virtual OR in-person party!

Did I leave your favourite product off my list? Comment and let me know!

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Video Tutorial: Peaceful Deer

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple no-stamping card with new products from the Autumn Mini and SAB2 catalogues!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper:
4 x 3.5″
4 x 2.5″
Specialty Paper: 4 x 1″

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These products will be available via my online store starting August 3rd. Just a few more days to wait!

Happy Stampin’!

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