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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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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 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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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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Hello stampers! So glad you’re visiting my blog today. Another month has flown by and it’s time for another Seashore Stampers Blog Hop! This time the theme is St. Patrick’s Day and/or green.

I wasn’t sure whether I would get inspired for this hop, especially with lots of other projects on the go, but wouldn’t you know it – I got lucky and remembered the adorable trend I’ve seen recently of using the Pine Tree punch to create gnomes. So I tried my hand at creating a leprechaun, complete with a pot of gold! (How charming is that crooked little smile?!)

I’m always intrigued when I see punch art online, but I haven’t done a lot of it myself. I think this turned out pretty cute, and I would definitely like to play around more with this technique.

I’ve included a product list below so you can see exactly what I used to create this little charmer. 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 creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Adrienne’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

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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