Embossing Folders

This is a great way to use different scraps of cardstock. Just emboss with different embossing folders. So easy to do, and can be used for many different occasions. I bet instead of a butterfly you could use the heart punch or petite petals? What punch do you have? Give it a whirl and email me your interpretation. I will post your card variation on my blog. Email me your card to lori@stampwithlori.com today. Whether your card is posted or not, you will be entered into a draw to win a prize on April 30, 2014,

big shot

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Scalloped Tag Topper Punch         Petite Petals Clear Mount Bundle         Banner Framelit Die

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Introducing Project Life

 

Stampin’ Up has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them. You will be able to order  products starting May 1st.  Then with the launch of the new annual catalogue on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products!

 

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Sale-a-bration ends soon

Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration ends Monday, March 31st. Don’t wait till the last minute, because if orders don’t get in on time, you won’t qualify for your FREE STUFF. For EACH $60.00 you spend you receive anything from the 2014 Stampin Up Sale-a-bration brochure.

Order online, or email me soon. Don’t be disappointed!

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My Digital Studio – Newest Downloads

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People Like You

We worked on learning how to use the aqua painter at my workshops last week. I was just going to have one workshop, but the night I booked wasn’t good for everyone, so split it over 2 nights. I can’t believe how fast everyone picked it up, they all did great! With the aqua painter you can achieve so many different looks, and this was certainly proven in the workshops, because I don’t think any of the ladies had the same look, even though we were all using the same colours!

You can also see by this collage, that by choosing different layouts, you can achieve so many different looks. All cards were done, using Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Yellow, and Gumball Green.

PicMonkey Collage

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New items have been added to the clearance rack. All items are on a “while supplies last” basis. Items included are stamp sets, ribbon, sizzix dies, designer series paper and more! Save up to 80%. Click here to check it out for yourself.

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wonderful you2

There are 2 things to making a card with layers as this card shows. You can use any die shape you want. Simply use your big shot to cut 3 layers, and then position one on top of the other. I use a tiny bit of tape just so they don’t move around. You then use your background stamp and stamp all three layers at the same time.

You then make your matt behind each of these layers, and voila. It’s quite simple really. I have included below a video that shows you how to make a matt for your punches. This works exactly the same way for your dies as well.

If you want to have a class and make this kind of card, make sure you email me today. lori@stampwithlori.com

 

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Detachable Bookmark

make a wish2This is the kind of card that keeps on giving!  Once they are tired of looking at card on their mantel, can simply remove the book mark and use it. I just attached the bookmark with glue dots. Stays on the card, and they remove easily enough once you detach the bookmark.

The designer series paper is called Kaleidoscope from the 2014 Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalogue, The stamp set is from the same catalogue and is called Perfect Pennants.

 

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su1About 3 weeks ago, I showed you this same card, but a different layout, and different Designer Paper (from the same Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper collection).

Just by changing it up a bit, you get another wonderful card. You will also notice that I moved the banners from underneath the flower to beside the flower.

Items Used

2014 Sale-a-bration: – Banner Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper

2013-2014- Idea Book & Catalogue:Silver glitter Paper, Crips Cantaloupe & Pool Party Cardstock, Pansy Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals.

 

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Grand-daughters 2nd Birthday

My Granddaughter is turning 2, and she love love loves Minnie Mouse. Of course because of copyright’s etc Stampin’ Up doesn’t make Disney stamps, so I googled Minnie Mouse invitations, and came up with the following card, done using punches. Did you also know that if you google fonts, you can download for free, the Mickey Mouse fonts. I actually used 3 of them on this card. You are allowed to do so, as long as it’s personal use.

PicMonkey Collage

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Perfect Pennants

Make a wish

Today’s card is one of those cards you can use for kids or any adult. I don’t think it’s necessarily male or female oriented. There is still just over a month to take part in Stampin Up’s Sale-a-bration. Remember Canadian customers with every $60.00 in orders you get to choose a FREE sale-a-bration reward. Call or email me today with your orders. I currently have orders going in weekly.

Supply List

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Stamp-a-ma-jig Tutorial

 

In yesterdays post I mentioned the Stamp-a-ma-jig. This is one of the best tools for making sure your images are straight, or right where you want them to be with no guessing! No more stamping and then looking at it and saying OMG!!! If you use the stamp-a-ma-jig, you won’t experience that feeling, nor will you have to flip the cardstock over and try again.

This is a tutorial I did quite a while ago, but it gives you a good overview on how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Order one today through me, and you will get a Thank You gift from me just for ordering. You must email me with your order, and please do so before Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

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More Vivid Vases

Vivid Vases

Yes, todays card has a bit of tilt to it! But that just goes to you show you, not everything is perfect. Mind you, had I of used the stamp-a-ma-jig it would have been perfect! The stamp set is called Vivid Vases, from the Stampin’ Up 2014 Occasions Catalogue. It’s only a one piece stamp set, but I separated the words from the vases, so I could use both with or without the phrase. I also used Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from the same catalogue as a background against Pistachio Pudding cardstock. I then stamped the vases on a piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP and cut out the vases, and then pasted them onto the stamped image on the Pistachio Pudding. I also used Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock.

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Celebrate a birthday

Todays card idea is my very own! I like when that happens, and it’s not that often. With so many resources available today it’s easy to find ideas and case them (case = Copy And Share Everything).I used Kaleidoscope Designer Paper from the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalogue, and then I used the banner punch and stamp set that I got for FREE from the Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration catalogue! The greeting is from the stamp set “Remembering your Birthday” from the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up Idea Book and Catalogue. You may not be able to tell (I really need to learn how to take a great photo), but I added dazzling diamonds glitter to the word “celebrate”.

If you want Stamp Sets, Paper or Punches for FREE call or email me today. You have until March 31st, so don’t be disappointed.

birthday

 

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Who needs a stamp set, when punches will do just fine!

Oh my goodness, I saw this card by Cindy McGurk, and fell instantly  in love. I totally cased her card. The only thing I did was change up colors. The monkey is done with circle punches, oval punch, and boho blossoms. Is he not just the cutest? I used chocolate chip and baked brown sugar cardstocks. Designer paper is Retro Fresh from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue. monkey

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Scalloped Tag Punch

bookmarks1Is there anything I don’t LOVE in the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalogue? That’s the problem, I seem to love it all!! This new punch is one I hope they keep around for a very long time. One of your options is bookmarks. I made up a bunch to hand out. It’s great because you can use up all those scrap pieces of Designer Series Paper, and ribbon. If you haven’t already received a bookmark from me, email me, and I will mail you out one.

Thanks for looking!

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Pop Up Box

 

Birthday Pop Up Card Open

Birthday Pop Up Card Open

Pop Up Card Closed

Pop Up Card Closed

 

I was on Pinterest the other day (I’m addicted), and saw the cutest ever wedding pop up box. Immediately I knew I had to try this. They are so EASY! I made one for my granddaughter’s 4th birthday, and then realized I hadn’t taken any pictures of it, so had to make another one.  They are really that easy! As I started looking for directions, I realized there are many different ones out there, some are very complicated. So I finally found one, tweaked it so that it was 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 , and now will share with you.

  1. Cut a piece of Cardstock 9″ x 5-1/2″
  2. Score along the 9″ edge at 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, 6-3/8″ and 8-1/2″
  3. Turn 90 degrees and score at 2-1/2″
  4. Cut along  4 score lines up to the 2-1/2″ score mark. (doesn’t matter which side of the 2-1/2″ score line, both sides are the  same). Cut off the little 2-1/4″ x 1/2″ strip and discard.) The solid half becomes your box, and the cut quarters become your flaps.
  5. Fold on the crease lines, and use sticky strip to adhere your box.
  6. Cut 2 pieces of card stock, each measuring 3-1/8″ x 1″.
  7. Score along the 1″ end on both sides at 1/2″. Repeat to second strip. These two pieces form your “z” strip for the inside of the box. Use sticky strip to attach to inside of box. You will use these strips to attach your pop pieces to.
  8. Go ahead and decorate. You can add whatever pieces you want to the “z” strips. I used pieces of window strip to the backs of each “pop up” piece and then the other end of the window sheet to the “z” strip. This gives added height to your pieces.
  9. You can decorate the outside of your card however you wish!

Here are some other samples I found on Pinterest:

from Pinterest - via Splitcoast Stampers: sistersandie

from Pinterest – via Splitcoast Stampers: sistersandie

from Pinterest - Dina Kowal

from Pinterest – Dina Kowal

from Pinterest - Sue Erickson

from Pinterest – Sue Erickson

 

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Peaceful Petals

Todays card idea uses a stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue. It’s called Peaceful Petals. The unique thing about today’s card is that it uses “baby wipe” technique.

  1. Lay out a baby wipe, folded in half for better absorbency. Drop randomly a few dots of your re-inkers in an area of the baby wipe.
  2. Use a second colour re-inker and do the same. I usually have the drop of ink close to previous colour so that when the colour absorbs into baby wipe, it spreads out and melds into previous colour.
  3. Repeat with a third re-inker colour, once again adding next to previous 2 colours. You only need maybe 3 or 4 drops of each colour, but mostly depends on how big your stamp is, and how many times you are going to stamp it.
  4. Once you have your colours done, you will now use this as your ink pad.

I inked up one of the flowers from Peaceful Petals and stamped it onto Whisper White Cardstock. Then re-inked and stamped again on Whisper White. I then cut out one of the flowers in it’s entirety, and the second one into the first  row or so. Then used a dimensional to pop up the smaller layer on top of the large layer.

The coordinating paper is also from the Occasions Catalogue, (my fav) and is called Watercolor Wonder. Don’t you love the color combinations on the flower itself? For this particular card I used Island Indigo re-inkers and cardstock, Daffodil Delight re-inkers and cardstock, as well as Gumball Green re-inkers and cardstock. Ribbon is the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding.

Remember that one of the secrets of an eye-pleasing card is to always match up your ink colour and cardstock. Try not to combine more than 3 colours.

Peaceful Petals

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Hello Sailor

su3Both cards use Hello Sailor stamp set from the 2014 Occasions catalogue, and the High Tide Designer Series Paper from the same catty.

First card is an easel card. Folds just like any card for easy fit into envelope, and then image can be propped up, staying in position by butting up against the 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. su4

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