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This week I’m participating in a new-to-me crafting blog hop, the “As You See It” Challenge. These weekly challenges are meant to inspire creativity and encourage participants to interpret the theme as they wish. Anyone is welcome to participate!

This week’s theme is LOVE! I decided to showcase the card I made for a recent swap, and tell you a little more about it. All the products I used are from the Parisian Beauty Suite in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini Catalogue.

With this card, I tried to create the look of the flowers having been pressed in a book, along with other souvenirs that are linked with the love story. The strip of Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper, covered in words of love and passion, is like a love letter, while the cardstock, stamped with postage images from the Parisian Beauty stamp set, reminds us of the envelope that the love letter arrived in.

I used the gorgeous Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder on the black layer to add texture. The flowers are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set, cut out with the Cherry Blossoms dies, and coloured with Blends markers. I added some Champagne Rhinestones to embellish both the sentiment and one of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don’t forget to click on the image below so you can visit the other blogs and see their love-themed projects. If you like my project, you can see the products I used in the shopping list at the bottom of the post.


If you’re interested in playing along next time, visit the Facebook page or the blog for the As You See It Challenge and get inspired!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make an Easel Card, using the beautiful Power of Hope bundle. This bundle is a free Level Two reward during Sale-a-Bration, meaning you can get it free with a $120 purchase until March 31st!

You’ll need:

Card base: 4.25 x 11″, scored at 2.75 and 5.5″
Cardstock (2 pieces): 2.5 x 4″

Additional pieces of cardstock to decorate your card as desired

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

Happy Stampin’!

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I don’t know about you, but from my neighbourhood in South Nanaimo, I can see a winter wonderland as I type this blog post! Schools, including the university where I work, have been shut down for the last few days as the roads have been unsafe; however, it looks like we’re past the worst of it now (knock on wood) and we’ll soon be back to school/work/business as usual.

Having a few extra days at home was just fine by me, as I got to spend some time in my craft room designing cards for upcoming events and classes. Years ago, before I became a papercrafter, cross-stitch and embroidery were my crafts of choice, so I was excited to see photos online of people using the beautiful heart doilies to create string art. I just had to try it for myself!

It is really quite easy to do (even, I think, if you are not an experienced needleworker) and using the metallic thread creates a stunning effect. The fact that the doily already has all the holes there for you to work with definitely makes this easier! In fact, the only reason I opted not to teach this card at a class is that I don’t have enough needles for everyone.

I finished the card with rhinestones and Real Red ribbon, along with a stamp from the Meant to Be stamp set. I like how simple yet striking this design is!

I’ve put the shopping list for the card below – it’s a short list as you really don’t need much to create this card! I hope you enjoyed my project and that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Valentine creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Recently I traveled to Victoria to attend another wonderful meeting of the Vancouver Island Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. It’s been a year now that I’ve been a part of this group and I am so grateful to have found it! I have learned SO much from these warm and welcoming women, and I was honoured to be asked to give a presentation at the meeting about the new Demonstrator Business Website (DBWS). In addition to the business presentations, we also enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch, a wonderful selection of Make and Take projects, and of course, the optional card swap. I chose to participate and used the new Parisian Beauty suite to create my card:

Here are the photos of the cards I received in the swap. All of the cards are made using products from the new Spring Mini and/or Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used and the names of the makers, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever card you fall in love with!

 

 

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Participating in events like this is just one of the many things I appreciate and enjoy about being a demonstrator. If you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time of year to do so – not only will you get your fully-customizable Starter Kit with $165 in product for only $135, but you will also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sample pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set of your choice – all absolutely FREE! I’m always looking for new members to join my team, so if you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know! Then we can attend the next demonstrator meeting together!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make an Origami Fold card using Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous paper can be earned free with your $60 purchase until March 31st!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Mat: 4 x 5.25″

Designer Series Paper:
4 pieces 2.5 x 1-7/8″

You’ll also need some scrap cardstock, including a piece cut to the same size as your DSP (2.5 x 1-7/8″).

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

Happy Stampin’!

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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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Sale-a-Bration (January through March) is the best time of year to host a party! During Sale-a-Bration, every $60 purchase entitles you to choose a free Level One reward from the SAB brochure. Level One rewards include stamp sets, designer series paper, card kits, and embellishments. With a $120 purchase, you can earn a free Level Two reward: a die set, a mini punch, or a stamp set and embossing folder bundle. With all these exclusive rewards available, your guests will be excited to order – and that means free product credits for you, the hostess!

Your party can be an online Facebook party, an in-person party, or a combination of both. Facebook parties can last for a few hours or a few days; you can invite guests from any geographical area. We’ll play games and get to know each other, and I’ll share information about Stampin’ Up! products and specials. Guests can place orders at any time during the party; we’ll use a hostess code to ensure that all the rewards go to your account. There will even be prizes for participating in the party!

For an in-person party, we’ll choose a date that works for you, and decide on location (your home or mine). You invite your guests and provide a light snack, and I’ll bring all the tools and supplies needed for a fabulous fun night of crafting. You and your guests will get to try out a range of products and techniques, and bring home projects you made yourself! The $10 supply fee will be waived with a $20 purchase.

In either case, you as hostess will earn amazing rewards and product credit – and for the first time ever, there is an exclusive stamp set you can ONLY earn by hosting a qualifying party! The Little Ladybug stamp set is absolutely adorable, and is available only to hostesses with a party of $375 or more. And don’t forget – a party of $375 would also earn you $45 in free product, in addition to any Sale-a-Bration rewards you earned with your purchase!

Contact me to start planning your party today – my calendar will fill up fast! I’m excited to make YOU the hostess with the mostest!

And don’t forget to register for the upcoming Mini Madness Catalogue Launch Party! We’ll enjoy refreshments, play games, browse the beautiful new catalogue, and of course craft with some terrific new products. No cost to attend – register today!

 

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Pull Tab Slider Card using the Little Ladybug stamp set. Many thanks to demonstrator Tami White and her video on how to make pull tab cards using a Paper Pumpkin kit!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper: 4 x 5.25″
Lg Slider layer: 4.75 x 3. 5”
Sm Slider layer (white or vanilla): 4. 5 x 3.25”

You’ll also need foam adhesive strips and a few different punches to create the mechanism of the pull tab slider card. Please see the full shopping list at the bottom of the post, and of course let me know if you have any questions!

If your device/browser doesn’t allow videos, click here to watch on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there! And please share my video for a chance to win the finished card!

The Little Ladybug stamp set is a hostess exclusive for Sale-a-Bration, meaning you can earn it for FREE if you host a qualifying party of $375 or more. I’d love to help you start planning your party and get this product (and many others) for free! Contact me today so we can start planning. And don’t forget to register for the upcoming Mini Madness Catalogue Launch Party! We’ll enjoy refreshments, play games, browse the beautiful new catalogue, and of course craft with some terrific new products. No cost to attend – register today!

Once you’ve made your own pull tab slider card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

Product List

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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