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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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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’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the masking technique, using some fun new Sale-a-Bration products which you can earn for free till March 31st!

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Have you tried the masking technique? 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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You all know that I love making and sending handmade cards. Did you know that at this time of year, something truly magical happens …. and I receive many beautiful handmade cards from friends, teammates, and customers? Today I’m going to show off all the handmade cards I received for Christmas this year.

The two cards above are from Angela (left) and Nita (right). I had to include this thank-you card from Nita, even though it’s not technically a Christmas card, because it uses some of my favourite paper from the holiday catalogue, Feels Like Frost. That paper was SO popular that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back in next year’s holiday catalogue – so if you missed out, don’t worry! It’s only eight months until it comes available again! 😀

This beautiful Z-fold card is from my friend Arvon, who used Perennial Essence DSP from the annual catalogue, and the Frosted Frames dies from the holiday catalogue. What a great combination of products! The silver foil, glimmer paper, and sparkly embellishments really add sparkle to this special card.

I love the way Betina has created a whole scene with the trees, snowflakes, and Jolly Season dies! What a beauty.

The card on the left is from my friend and teammate Claire, who used Feels Like Frost paper along with the Christmas Gleaming bundle to create this silvery, sparkly card. Her silver embossing is just gorgeous! The card on the right is from Liz, using beautiful gold foil and retired paper to create a stunning shaker card.

My friend and fellow demonstrator Madeleine sent me this adorable card using the Merry Moose bundle! This is another product that Stampin’ Up! have promised to bring back next year. I love the way Madeleine layered all the different elements to create this card!

I received this card from the Random Act of Kindness group I belong to, and have lost the name of who sent it. I love that she has created a picturesque scene using only the Frosted Frames dies and the Feels Like Frost paper – great example of how a card does not have to be complicated to be striking!

On the left, the card from my friend Shellie traveled all the way from the frozen north of the Yukon to brighten my day here in Nanaimo. On the right, teammate Vikki’s shaker card is simply stunning!

Friend and teammate Stephanie used the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming DSP to create the card on the left. (That’s another paper Stampin’ Up! is bringing back next year – hooray!) Friend and fellow demonstrator Heather used the amazing Puff Paint and Peaceful Boughs bundle to create the card on the right. I love them both!

Friend Tricia used the Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack to create this simple, lovely card.

My friend Trudy is known for creating striking cards, and she certainly delivered with this beautiful card (left). On the right, my friend Dawn has used the Most Wonderful Time medley to create this lovely, peaceful card.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my Christmas Card Gallery! I sure had fun receiving all these beauties – if one of them is from you, thank you so much! I’ve added the shopping list below, as some of these products are still available for a couple more days; the holiday catalogue ends on January 2nd, to make room for the Spring Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues which start on January 3rd. Look for a new post that day about my top picks from the Spring Mini catalogue!

Happy New Year, and Happy Stampin’!
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