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It’s easy as can be to create striking rainbow backgrounds for your cards. All you need are some ink refills, a bone folder, and a baby wipe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap the baby wipe around the bone folder and then add  6-8 drops of each colour ink refill to the wipe, creating five spots of colour. The spots will bleed into each other as they soak into the wipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide the bone folder across your cardstock to create rainbow-coloured stripes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experiment with different patterns and orientations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re left with any blank spots at the edges, you can trim the cardstock, or fill in with Blends or blender pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, finish your card as desired.

Once you’ve made a card with this technique, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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I’ve been running a special series of posts on my Facebook page to share all the amazing reasons to join my team. Sale-a-Bration is the PERFECT time to join, as there is a fabulous bonus available: in addition to choosing $165 in product for just $135 (and free shipping), you will also receive a mini paper trimmer and a 6×6″ sampler pack of Designer Series Paper, along with ANY stamp set of your choice from any current catalogue. You can see the first five reasons in this previous post. Read on below to see the next five posts in the series … then follow my Facebook page so you can see the final installment!

 

 

Reason #6 to become a demonstrator: Demonstrators get early access to catalogues and can order from those catalogues before anyone else!

 

 

 

 

 

Reason #7 to become a demonstrator: Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like. Work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out!

 

Reason #8 to become a demonstrator: Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas. Access online and print resources to help you build your crafting skills and business strategies!

Reason #9 to become a demonstrator: You’ll get to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

 

Reason #10 to become a demonstrator: Order logo & supply products to support your business.

 

To learn more about the current recruiting offer and get a better look at the beautiful papers included in the FREE DSP sampler pack, watch my Spring Mini Unboxing Video. You can also read my “Starter Kit FAQ“. Then, if you’re interested in the opportunity, or have questions about it, please drop me a line and let’s talk about all the possibilities Stampin’ Up! has to offer! The Spring Mini Catalogue is FULL of terrific items that you’re going to be so excited to get your hands on – why not join my team and get them all at a discount? 😉

 

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Sale-A-Bration is an exciting time of our Stampin Up! year with so much to love – and the Sale-A-Bration Second Release gives you even more to enjoy! Starting today, there are three awesome stamp sets and two packs of beautiful Designer Series Paper all available for you to earn FREE with your qualifying purchase. You are going to love them!

Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper – Level One Reward

The stunning rose gold and silver foil designs make any project shine – and you can add colour to the white areas with your favourite colouring tools!

Rise & Shine Photopolymer Stamp Set – Level Two Reward

These specialized photopolymer stamps have images on both sides, and co-ordinate with the Cup of Cheer Dies! Includes 15 stamps.

Well Dressed Stamp Set – Level One Reward

The dapper images in this stamp set are sure to make masculine projects a breeze! Includes 8 cling stamps.

So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper – Level One Reward

Coloured vellum sheets with embossed designs. 6 sheets; 2 each of 3 colours (Pool Party, Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam).

Tags in Bloom Stamp Set – Level Two Reward

19 photopolymer stamps that co-ordinate with the Label Me Fancy and Label Me Lovely punches in the Spring Mini Catalogue. These terrific images make it easy to dress up a card, tag, or any other project!

To earn these products FOR FREE, shop online (or attend one of my upcoming classes). If you use the hostess code with your online order, I’ll be sending you a free gift in the mail, in addition to your Sale-a-Bration rewards!

 

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The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is one of the most gorgeous papers in the catalogue, and this fold is the perfect way to showcase it as you can use three different paper designs on your card!

The cardbase for this fancy fold (Double Dutch Door) is made of two pieces of Early Espresso cardstock. The long strip is scored in two places (8.5 x 2”, scored at 2-1/8” from each end), so that the two ends will fold around the front of your card. The larger piece is scored once (9 x 4-3/16”, scored at 5.5”), for the panel to fold down in front.

Here are the rest of the measurements:

Petal Pink cardstock:
2 x 1-7/8” (2)
5-3/8 x 4-1/16” (inside card)
4-1/16 x 3-3/8”

DSP:
1-7/8 x 1.75” (2)
3-15/16 x 3.25”

White insert:
5.25 x 3-15/16”

Attach Petal Pink cardstock to large upper panel. Attach cardstock to two lower panels. Add DSP pieces to these three panels.

Apply adhesive to the middle panel of your long thin strip of Early Espresso, and attach to the back of your card. Layer white cardstock and Petal Pink cardstock and put on the inside of the card. Stamp white cardstock if desired.

Stamp large magnolia stamp in Memento Black ink on white cardstock and colour with Blends. Cut out with Magnolia Memory dies.

Use Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut shapes from DSP and Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Layer behind magnolia and add to card. When attaching to card, be careful to put adhesive only on the top half.

If desired, stamp a second magnolia and fussy cut out only the centre. Use your bone folder to curl the petals, and embellish with pearls if you wish!

Add this layer to your flower for extra dimension.

Have you made any projects with the Good Morning Magnolia bundle? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Another demonstrator meeting means another collection of fun and beautiful Make and Take projects! I always enjoy the opportunity to get together with others who love stamping as much as I do. We have a great time sharing business ideas, seeking advice and feedback, and of course – stamping and creating together. Thanks so much to the wonderful demonstrators who shared their time, energy, and ideas with us at this recent meeting!

All of the projects 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 I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever project(s) you fall in love with!

 

Barb showed us how to create an awesome little treat box using only one piece of cardstock and very little cutting. I’ll be recreating this project for sure – watch for it in an upcoming blog post!

Bruni combined the Heartfelt Bundle with the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set – a terrific combination. Extra terrific because if you buy the Heartfelt Bundle before March 31st, you’ll qualify for a free Level One Sale-a-Bration reward …. such as the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set! This was also the first time I worked with Merry Merlot ink, and I LOVE it! Can’t wait to play more with this beautiful colour!

Susan showed us how to create a beautiful birthday card using the Morning Star stamp set and the gorgeous Stitched Stars. The green floral images on the star above are all one stamp … the stamp is shaped to fit perfectly on the star!!

I loved learning how to do a scalloped tag topper closure card, courtesy of Laurel. Watch for an upcoming video on how to create this fun and unique fold!

I was also grateful to Carolyn for showing us how to use Blends to colour white embossing powder and ribbon, so that we can customize the colour of our project! Brilliant!

Lynne showed us how to make this adorable treat box with sweet little faceted gems to decorate! I love the heart-shaped opening!

I received this charming little notepad and pen from fellow demonstrator Susan. What a sweet gift – I just had to share it with you all!

The opportunity to learn from and connect with other demonstrators is so valuable to me. 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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I wrote a few weeks ago about the beautiful swap cards I received at the recent demonstrator meeting in Victoria. Here are the terrific Make and Take projects I got to create at that same meeting! All of the projects 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 I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever project(s) you fall in love with!

Make and Take projects don’t have to be cards! Lynne showed us how to make this wonderful lip balm holder using Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Perfect for gift-giving and craft fairs!

Bonny showed us how to make this adorable treat holder, which holds two chocolate hearts! What a sweet treat for a friend or loved one!

Crystal showed us how to make this beautiful pocket card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Pad dies. These two products can be earned free with your qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

The Gang’s All Meer stamp set (another free Sale-a-Bration item) is one of the biggest hits this season. Above, we learned how to sponge a background for our adorable critters; below, Adrienne showed up the wonder of how to stamp four stamps at once with the Stamparatus!

This fun flip card by Jody is one I’ll be CASE’ing for sure – and I love the non-traditional Valentine’s colour!

MiRan must have read my mind when she decided to make this easel calendar using the Follow Your Art suite … I’ve been longing for a teeny calendar in my craft room, and now I have one!

I was already pretty enamoured with the adorable animals in the Birthday Bonanza suite, and creating this sweet little tag sealed the deal! They are on my wish list for sure!

The opportunity to learn from and connect with other demonstrators is so valuable to me. 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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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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Step up your coordination game by purchasing these exclusive products that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration and the Spring Mini Catalogue! There is no limit to how many items you can order, but they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last. Remember that your purchases may also earn you free Sale-a-Bration rewards!

Coordinates with Special Someone Stamp Set
~Mini Catalogue page 36~

Coordinates with Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set
~Sale-A-Bration Catalogue page 8~

Coordinates with Positive Thoughts Stamp Set
~Mini Catalogue page 23~

Coordinates with Little Ladybug Stamp Set
~Sale-A-Bration Catalogue page 17~

Coordinates with Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set
~Sale-A-Bration Catalogue page 11~

Coordinates with Small Bloom Punch (SAB p. 13),
Heart Punch Pack (Mini p. 9), Umbrella Builder Punch (Mini p. 42), Tulip Builder Punch (Mini p. 43)

 

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