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Hello stampin’ friends! I hope you are finding some ways to take care of yourselves (particularly with mental and emotional health) during these enormously challenging times. No surprise that I have turned to crafting as a good way to keep myself busy and soothed during our self-isolation. Remember that crafting stimulates dopamine production (meaning, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and worth) not only when you’re actively engaged in the creative process, but also upon completion or when you share your creation with others. Meaning, put that lovely card in the mail and brighten someone’s day!

This month’s Blog Hop is all about Easter!

For my card, I hand-coloured the background of the gorgeous Flowering Foils paper to really make those flowers pop. This paper is truly stunning, featuring rose gold foil and silver foil on every sheet! Then I used my Medium Daisy punch to create some bigger flowers to decorate, and added a simple sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set!

I coloured a whole collection of card fronts in different colours. I just love the look it creates! I’ve finished two more of them for specific people/occasions, and have three more on hand for whatever inspires me next. Which colour do you like best?

This gorgeous paper is a Level One Sale-a-Bration reward item, meaning you can get it free with your qualifying purchase – but only until March 31st, just a few days away! Stampin’ Up! has also added a third release of free items for us to earn, all from the annual catalogue. You can check them out here on my website. It’s a fun collection, with a little something for everyone!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Easter themed creations. Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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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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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Basket Weave card. This is such a fun and effective way to add interest to your card! Be sure to download the basket weave template here.

You’ll also need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 3.25 x 5.5”
White insert: 3.25 x 5”

And whatever else you would like to use to decorate your card.

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 made your own basket weave 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’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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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a tag closure card. I learned this card fold from another demonstrator, Laurel, at one of our recent demonstrator meetings. It takes a few steps, but it’s easier than you might think!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”
Cardstock panel: 2-3/8 x 5.25″
DSP: 2-1/8 x 5”
Cardstock panel: 4 x 5.25
White insert: 3.75 x 5″

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 made your own tag closure card, 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 I’m participating again with the crafting blog hop, “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 “Fragile Flames”, named for the colour scheme of Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove, and Mango Melody.  I decided to experiment with a technique I just recently learned, using a baby wipe and ink refills to pull colour across the cardstock (watch for an upcoming blog post on how to do this technique!).

I used the Stitched All Around stamp set for the sentiment, and the co-ordinating Stitched Labels dies for the little hearts. It’s a little hard to see in the photo above, but the black layer is also embossed with the stitched detail dies from the same set, to add texture.

 

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 projects using this same colour scheme. 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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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a stunning card using the Power of Hope bundle along with a couple of other stamp sets from the annual catalogue. You can earn this bundle FREE with your purchase of $120 or more during Sale-a-Bration, which runs until March 31st.

The cardstock measurements are:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Colour of your choice: 4 x 5.25”.
White: I’ve cut this out with the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles set; it measures 3-3/8 x 4.75”.
You’ll also need some cardstock scraps of white and your chosen colour.

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Have you made a project with any of these stamp sets? I’d love to see your creation – post a photo in the comments below!

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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