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I received a beautiful card from a fellow demonstrator in a recent Christmas card swap, and I decided to have a go at creating it myself, particularly the stunning birch background which looks for all the world as if it is three-dimensional. I am so pleased with the result – it REALLY looks like woodgrain!

The birch background stamp is so minimal, but creates such a striking effect, especially when you use the Stamparatus to stamp it twice with different ink colours (I used Gray Granite and White). I stamped first in white, then cleaned the stamp, moved my cardstock up a fraction of an inch, and stamped again in gray.

The Nature’s Beauty stamp set makes a great companion for the Birch stamp. Featuring detailed imagery of woodland creatures, this stamp set is terrific not just for the holidays but for year-round projects such as birthdays, thank yous, and other occasions. You can colour the stamped images or leave them blank as I have done here. Best of all, Stampin’ Up! is donating $4 from every Nature’s Beauty sale to mental health organizations around the world. Here in Canada, the funds are going to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.

Have you made any projects with either of these stamps? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do block stamping, a really simple and effective technique to add interest to your card.

Cardstock measurements used:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock frame: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

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Have you done block stamping before? Share a photo of your project in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s time for the Seashore Stampers to get blog-hopping again! Today’s theme is Christmas, the happiest time of the year (and the busiest, especially for us crafters!).

This beautiful card features a selection of products from the annual catalogue. At this time of year, it’s so easy to get swept away in all the holiday-catalogue goodness – especially this year, with a holiday catalogue that just might be the best I’ve ever seen! But there are still lots of amazing products in the annual catalogue to enjoy as well; some of which are specifically holiday-themed, while others can do ‘double duty’ for holiday use as well as the rest of the year.

This is one of the cards we’ll be making in the Christmas mega-class I’m hosting on November 16th. You’ll get to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and enjoy a delicious hot lunch as well, all in a comfortable and accessible venue. There are just a few spots left, so register today to ensure your spot! Registration closes on Friday, November 1st.

Here’s a pic of all the cards we’ll be making together:

I hope you enjoyed my project! You can check out the shopping list below to see what products I used to create it. Then be sure to click on the buttons to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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The “chevron technique” is a great way to show off BOTH sides of our beautiful designer series paper. You can create some really neat effects on your card!

Cut several strips of DSP measuring 1 x 2.5″.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use your bone folder to fold the corners as shown. Notice that there are two different ways to fold the strips (top row vs. bottom row); you will need some of each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lay out your strips on the card so that the folded corners line up and create a cool pattern, as shown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete your card as desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the whitewashing technique using an aqua painter and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

Tools:
Embossing powder, Versamark, heat tool
White craft ink refill
Aqua painter
Shimmer paint
Sponge dauber
Take Your Pick tool

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Once you’ve tried this technique, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you a really fun and simple card with the Harvest Hellos bundle. This is a really versatile bundle that is good for all kinds of projects – not just Halloween!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper: 3 x 5.25″
Plus scraps of coloured cardstock to make the pumpkins

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!

Have you made a card or other project with Harvest Hellos? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the Emboss Resist technique with another autumn-themed card.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 3 x 5.25″

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!

Once you’ve tried the emboss resist technique, 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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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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