Treat Yourself

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I made a bunch of these to take as my 3D swap for Stampin’Up! Convention last month–They were a hit!!!!!

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Each of my Stamp Club members received one of these treats in their orders last month. I threw in a sampling of our new 2013-15 In Color Sequin Assortment–just a little way to say THANK YOU for being part of Club 🙂 The directions sheet and sequins fit perfectly in the bag, and the mini clothespin topper made it easy to secure.

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Super easy to make and these would be perfect for back-to-school treats and the upcoming holidays.

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Side Note: Today is August 10th, which means TODAY is the LAST DAY to sign up for this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!!! NEW Subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months!!!! That’s just $9.95 per month.

Subscribers are invited to attend my monthly “Paper Pumpkin Party” for FREE! A fun excuse to stamp, and be inspired by other ways to use your kit supplies. This month’s Paper Pumpkin Party is scheduled for Thursday August 21st 🙂

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Click HERE to sign up, and enter the promo code “HALFOFF2“. Don’t forget to select me as your demonstrator 🙂

Have a Fabulous day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Super Simple DSP Bags

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There’s a whole lot of color going on with this super cute gift bag. And YES, it’s created entirely of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper!!!! With this month’s Buy 3 Get 1 FREE dsp promotion, I thought it was the perfect time to showcase these adorable–and super simple–bags.

I found this GREAT video tutorial from SU Demo Jackie Bolhuis–Thanks Jackie 🙂 Here’s a quick cheat sheet — but I suggest you watch the video, as she gives you some great tips and tricks!

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My Stamp Club girls had soo much fun creating their own this month! Here’s a sample of their color combos:

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The little card and coordinating clothespin tie the whole package together. The card measures 2.5″ x 5″ (fold in half) and the dsp is 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″.

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I LOVE the simple elegance of the Back to Black dsp — stunning!

P.s….you can also make a smaller version using 8″x8″ pieces of dsp. Just reduce your score lines to 2″ and 1″. The smaller bags are great for gift cards and small treat items.

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I’m off to Stampin’ Up! Convention today–WoooHoooo Can’t wait!!!!!!

Have a FABULOUS day and Happy Stamping!

Stampin’ Supplies

  • Stamps: Tag Talk
  • Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry
  • Paper: Back to Black, Flower Pot, Park Lane, Sweet Taffy (Buy 3 get 1 FREE in July!!), Whisper White cs
  • Etc: 2014-16 In color Clothespins, Label Bracket Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Tombo multipurpose liquid glue

~Lauren

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Sunday Sketches – Moonlight DSP

Here’s my scenario: I have fabulous NEW Stampin’ Up! products to play with, but I have no idea where to start!!! This ever happen to you?!?!?! LOL

I started with a search on Pinterest, but really wanted to come up with something new–not just case another crafter.

So here’s my Sunday Sketch:

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And here’s my finished card:

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Stampin’ Supplies:

 

The larges pennant (purple hexagong) is 1-3/8 ” wide, and the other pennants are 1″ wide. The solid card stock mats for the pennants are 1-1/8 wide and then trimmed to match.

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Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

 

Sunday Sketch-Map It Out

Happy Sunday! Here is the sketch inspiration for today’s card:

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I knew I wanted to use the “Map It Out” photopolymer stamp set, so I just turned the sketch to be horizontal instead of vertical.

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I used the grid image for my diagonal accent on the first card, and switched to polka dots for the second.

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

Sunday Sketch Sweet Sorbet

Time for another Sunday Sketch! I found this one on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try…

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I kept it simple by using the Sweet Sorbet Sale-a-Bration dsp, and the greeting is from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.

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  • Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Cantaloupe Crisp, Soft Sky, Sweet Sorbet Sale-a-Bration dsp 
  • Etc: Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewel

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

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Stampin’ Share

Here’s another theme you’ll see on my blog…..Stampin’ Shares! I have an awesome team of demonstrators, and I’m excited to share some of the cards and projects from their classes. Here’s a sweet card we made at Beth’s “Sip & Stamp” class last month.

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Inspired by a post she saw on Pinterest, she made it her own by changing the color scheme to reflect her designer series paper. I LOVE not only the different layers, but all the different textures…..the lace doilies, scallop edge heart, pleated ribbon, bakers twine, and the butterfly embosslits! Thanks for the inspiration, Beth 🙂

What’s your favorite element? Leave a comment and one randomly selected name will receive their very own copy of this card in the mail!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Stampin’ Share! Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Two Cups are Better than One

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My name is Lauren, and I’m addicted to Coffee….and Stamps……and Designer Series Paper……so I had a lot of fun with this card 🙂

We kicked off a new round of Stamp Club last week. This month’s technique was  paper piecing! It’s a fun and easy technique to incorporate with an outlined-image stamp. Just stamp your image twice; once on white card stock, and then again on your designer series paper. Then cut the section from the dsp and it will match perfectly (just like my coffee cup jackets)

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Special thanks to Rita Wright and her Pin-spiration 🙂

Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: Perfect Blend, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Season of Style dsp (retired from holiday catalog), In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks

Ink: Black Stazon, Raspberry Ripple

Etc: White Organza Ribbon, Linen Thread, Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Paper snips, snail adhesive

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren