Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Avant Garden Stamp Set

This was a recent class card
The pc. of vanilla card stock with the flowers is a separate pc. added on top of the vanilla card.
The image on the left side is from Delicate Details (Sale-A-Bration)
On the right side is washi tape from the Moroccan Designer Pack

If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!  Lori





Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle- Very Fun & Popular Occasions Catalog Item!

Made by Cecilia G. of Peoria, IL

Made by yours truly


Do you have this "Dragonfly Dreams" Stamp Set yet?
What about the matching "Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits" Dies?
If not, you should check out this very popular & fun bundle shown on pg. 26 in the Occasions Catty.

I would love to be your "go to" StampinUP Demonstrator if you don't already have one.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Occasions Catalog Stamp Set "So in Love" w/ Falling in Love Paper

This was a recent class project of mine using the "So in Love" Stamp Set.
I also used the "Falling in Love Designer Series Paper" (pg. 51- Occasions Catty)

Color Scheme:  Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, White


Questions and/or comments? -- please let me know.
Thank you- Lori Helvick



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine for my sweetie using "Sunshine Wishes Thinlit" by StampinUP

I made this card while at a friends card buffet in Sterling, IL.
Debbie Kramer got this idea from Ronda Wade.
The word "love" comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

On the right side that folds in you can see more designer paper to match the front.
The "I Love You" words and the black outline image both come from the set "Thoughtful Banners"


This verse for the inside of the card comes from the "Sealed with Love" Stamp Set
(Occasions Catalog- pg. 15)


Top view of this fun fold card.
Though my sweetie is a bit under the weather today, he still enjoyed his card!


HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE!!
I LOVE IT WHEN YOU VISIT MY BLOG.......PLEASE COME BACK AGAIN  :)
LORI HELVICK- LOVING STAMPINUP SINCE 1999!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Free Gift Offer for On-Line Ordering and more Valentines!!

Live in the United States? I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
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to get a FREE Textured Embossing Folder (value = $7.50) when you order $75 or more at my on-line store.  Your Free gift will be sent out after I receive your contact information and you make your embossing folder selection.  (This offer is only good thru Lori Helvick and expires on 2-27-2017).  Thank you!




Now for a couple card samples (Valentines)........




  

Made by yours truly.                                                               Made by Sue B. of Normal, IL
I used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack              She used the stamp set "You're So Sweet"


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  If you have any questions and/or comments please let me know.  Lori


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Paper Pumpkin- January Valentine Treat / Card Alternative Projects

THE FOLLOWING 6 CARDS WERE MADE WITH PCS. AND PARTS FROM THE JANUARY 2017 PAPER PUMPKIN KIT.  INSTEAD OF THE VERY CUTE LITTLE TREAT BAGS, I MADE VALENTINE CARDS.  (SIMPLY BETTER FOR ME SINCE I DON'T HAVE LITTLE ONES AROUND).  IF YOU NEED QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT ANY OF THESE, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT........stampinfool2006@yahoo.com









THANKS FOR BLOGGING WITH ME TODAY & EVERYDAY!!  LORI



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Banners for You Stamp Set + Sending Love Paper Stack = Valentine and FREE GIFT OFFER!

The main ingredient on this card......Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack!
(shown on pg. 15 in the Occasions Catalog)
The banner image and the words "fabulous friend" both come from "Banners for You"
I also used the Bunch of Banners Framelits and some White Organza Ribbon.


I have a FREE GIFT OFFER for you that runs until 2-27-2017 !!

There are several Textured Empressions Embossing Folders for sale by StampinUP!  I will give you a $7.50 folder of your choice for FREE when you place an on-line order of $75.00 or more (before shipping & tax). You must use my exclusive HOST CODE  AAKSWRR6  and place an on-line order through my demonstrator website to qualify.  AND don't forget about your free Sale-A-Bration item too!!

Please use the "shop now" button above to visit my on-line store 24-7.  You must designate Lori Helvick as your demonstrator, use the host code mentioned, and fill in your contact info & address.  I will contact you to find out which FREE folder you pick & get that sent to you ASAP.  Hurry, offer ends Feb. 27th, 2017

Thank you very much, and if you have any questions when placing an order please ask!  Lori Helvick


Friday, February 10, 2017

2 Birthday Cards w/ the "Balloon Adventures Bundle" (StampinUP Occasions)

This card was a recent class project & I think the gals liked it.
It's bright, cheerful, and features some fun balloons from the Occasions Catalog (pg. 5)
I also incorporated these 2 stamp sets: Falling Flowers & Thoughtful Banners
Color Scheme:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, White


Chris T. made this Birthday Card for a recent demo swap.
She too, used the "Balloon Adventures Bundle" from the Occasions.
Chris used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper too.
Color Scheme:  White, Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry


Thank you for stopping by.......Lori



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Swan Lake Stamp Set by StampinUP- Occasions Catalog 2017

Here is another card swap from our January "Stray Ducklings" Demonstrator Mtg. in Peoria IL
This particular card was made by my long time friend (& fellow demo) Jolece W.

Here is a list of some StampinUP products used from the Occasions book:
-Swan Lake Stamp Set
-Falling In Love Designer Series Paper
-Watercolor Pencils
-Lace Doilies

Thanks very much Jolece for sharing, and thank YOU for stopping.
Lori Helvick




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternate Valentine Cards (times 2)

I used pcs. and parts and stamps from the recent Paper Pumpkin Kit from StampinUP.
I had fun using the diagonal striped vellum and the hearts in a different way other than the 3-D Boxes.
Though the candy treat bag/box was very cute in the January kit, I would much rather make cards!!

Here is another alternate idea that is simple and came together quickly.
On these cards, I just added some white and real red card stock.
Oh, and on the 1st sample, I used some of the "Metallic Enamel Shapes".


Any questions, I would LOVE to answer them for you.
Please contact me here or send an email to: stampinfool2006@yahoo.com


Thanks!  Lori Helvick



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lift Me Up Stamp Set (Occasions) & Carried Away Paper (Sale-A-Bration)

Card Swap made my demo friend Kelly I. of Peoria, IL
Kelly used the "Carried Away" Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration booklet.
She also used the "Lift Me Up" Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.

I just LOVE how well StampinUP offers us products that go together!!
If you are big into "matchy-matchy" things, this paper & stamp set fit the bill  :)

Thank you for blogging with me.  I appreciate it!  Lori



Monday, February 6, 2017

Sale-A-Bration 2017 Freebie- "Inside The Lines" Designer Series Paper x 2 Cards

Personally, I'm not big on coloring but this special paper looks good either way!
I used the Layering Square Framelits here to cut out a pc. from the bottom layer.
Then I did use markers to color that pc. and layered it with the Stitched Framelits.

On this card, I did not color the paper at all.
I used the dotted stamp from the Dragonfly Dreams Set to add some color on both corners.
I really love this stamp set and this paper used together!!  :)


If you have any questions about either card, please let me know.
Thank you- Lori



Sunday, February 5, 2017

Confetti Celebration Stamp Set by StampinUP!

Color Scheme:  Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Night of Navy, White & Gold

Here are a few StampinUP Products I used on this Card:
-Lots of Labels Framelits
-Gold Sequin Trim
-Gold Glimmer Paper
-Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
-Confetti Celebration Stamp Set

If you have a question, please let me know.
Thank you- Lori Helvick


Friday, February 3, 2017

Beautiful You Stamp Set - 2017 Occasions Catalog by StampinUP

Demo Card Swap by Debbie K.

Demo Card Swap by Terese B.


Thank you very much "Stray Ducklings" for your inspiration!!

Would you like to join StampinUP simply for the discount?

We have many "hobbyists" in our Stray Duckling (Central IL) demo group.

YOU too can join the fun!!  Lori Helvick



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sealed with Love Stamp Set & Love Notes Framelits- 2017 Occasions Catalog

Demonstrator Card Swap by Mary Booker of Sterling, IL
Our January "Stray Ducklings" group swap had some fabulous samples w/ new StampinUP product.
This Valentine is just one of those samples!!  QUACK, QUACK!
That translates into GOOD JOB!!

Thank you for stopping by.  Do you have your Valentines done yet?
Lori Helvick, StampinUP Demo since 1999 and still LOVING it!!




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stampin' Tuesday Trick #1- Foil Sheet Sanding w/ Dragonfly Dreams

USE A SANDING BLOCK TO ROUGH UP GOLD AND SILVER FOIL SHEETS (ANTIQUE/FAUX METAL).  WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO DO!!  SAND THE FOIL SHEET FIRST, AND RUN YOUR DIE WITH THE SANDED PC. THROUGH THE BIG SHOT SECOND.









I made this card using the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and dies.  The Occasions Catalog paper called "Falling In Love" was also used here.

Hopefully, you will be able to see the cool technique used on the Gold Foil Sheet.



This is another card shown on the video. The 3rd card (made by Sheryl D.) was posted to my blog on 1-15-17 if you would like to check that out.

Here I used the "So In Love" Stamp Set and the Swirly Scribbles Dies.







IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO ABOVE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING TO MY YOU TUBE CHANNEL (LORI HELVICK) SO YOU WON'T MISS THE # 2 VIDEO SEGMENT OF "STAMPIN' TUESDAY TRICKS" COMING OUT THE END OF FEBRUARY!!

THANKS FOR STOPPING........LORI





Monday, January 30, 2017

Balloon Adventures w/ Matching Thinlit Dies AND Hello You Thinlit Dies

Although I'm having loads of fun playing with Occasions Catty things,
I also can't forget about the Annual Catalog! 
That big "happy" shown here, comes from the Hello You Thinlit Dies (pg. 192)
I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (Occasions) & Duet Banner Punch (Annual)

My birthday card here says "Party On!" (from Balloon Adventures)
Also, check out the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape I used.
Did you know that I have a section to the right of this post called LABELS?
If you want ideas for a certain stamp set or item, you should look at this alphabetical list.
For instance, WASHI TAPE is up to 33 posts!!
PLEASE CHECK THAT OUT IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO!


Until tomorrow......HAPPY STAMPING!!  Lori



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Beautiful You Stamp Set with Wink of Stella by StampinUP!

This card was made by my demo friend Sheryl D.
She used the stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called "Beautiful You"
Color Scheme:  Marina Mist, Black and White

If you click on the card to enlarge it, you will see some sparkle and shine going on!
Sheryl added some of the Clear Wink of Stella to make that happen.  Very cool, huh?


Thanks for visiting.  Lori Helvick





Friday, January 27, 2017

Nailed It Bundle = Build It Framelits Dies and Nailed It Stamp Set by StampinUP!

I made a more feminine "hammer" card


My masculine version


Basically the same two card layouts so you can see them next to each other.


These cards were equally fun to make and pretty simple!
I have enjoyed playing with the "Nailed It Bundle" shown on pg. 48 in the Occasions Catalog


Thanks for blogging with me......Lori




Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hey, Chick Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration) Total CASE from StampinUP Booklet!!

A friend of mine made this card using "Hey, Chick".
It is a total C.A.S.E. (Copy & Share Everything) from the Sale-A-Bration Booklet (pg. 16)
Thats ok though, because this stamp set is just TOO CUTE- wouldn't you agree?

Anyway, thank you for stopping by.  Lori Helvick

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Inside The Lines" Designer Series Paper very popular on these 2 cards!!

Demonstrator Swap made by Sheryl D. 
She made great use of the Sale-A-Bration "freebie" Inside The Lines
Sheryl used different shades of green for the color and also textured the paper w/ the 
Petal Burst Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.
Of course the ever popular Dragonfly Dreams from the Occasions Catalog was used as well.


I made this card when I went to the November On-Stage event in WI.
I added a layer of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock when I got home & assembled my card.
The "Inside The Lines" Designer Series Paper was colored in partially with the new
Watercolor Pencils (pg. 24- Occasions Catalog)
The words on this card came from the Dragonfly Dreams also.


If you have a question about either of these fun cards- please let me know.
I am happy to help anyway I can!  Lori



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sale-A-Bration 2017 "Designer Tee" Stamp Set with Party Animal Washi Tape

Lori's Stampin' Creations
www.createwithlori2.blogspot.com


I got this card idea looking at an old sketch from a couple years ago.
Although the layout might be old, the products are brand new from StampinUP!
--Party Animal Designer Washi Tape (pg. 5- Occasions Catalog)
--Designer Tee Stamp Set (pg. 19- Sale-A-Bration Booklet)


If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks!  Lori Helvick- StampinUP Demonstrator since 1999





Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack by StampinUP

I USED A COUPLE EASY TECHNIQUES ON THESE 2 CARDS THAT BOTH FEATURE THE "CUPCAKES & CAROUSELS" PAPER FROM THE OCCASIONS CATALOG. (PG. 9)

BOTH TECHNIQUES INVOLVE THE STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS SOLD BY STAMPIN'UP


On this card, I used the "omitting" technique.
I simply used the Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Markers to color only PART of the big stamp
from the "Birthday Blast" Stamp Set.
The neat paper with diamond shapes comes from "Cupcakes & Carousels"



On this card, I used the "thumping" technique w/ So Saffron & Calypso Coral for "thanks".
Thumping is also done with Stampin' Write Markers & I did a video on that some time ago.
Please check out this video by clicking on the link below.
While you are there, go ahead and subscribe to my YOU TUBE CHANNEL.
Just search for Lori Helvick, and sign up so you don't miss out on future videos!
(I promise to get another you tube video published this week) !!!!!



THANKS FOR STOPPING.......LORI HELVICK


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stamp Set- "Cake Crazy" by StampinUP

This cute Birthday Card was made by Karen F. of Peoria IL
She used the new Occasions Catalog set called "Cake Crazy"
Also, Karen used the "Party Animal" Designer Series Paper.

I appreciate Karen sharing the card and her ideas!!
And to my blog followers out there, I appreciate YOU for stopping by......Lori



Friday, January 20, 2017

"Nailed It" Bundle by StampinUP used for 2 Masculine Cards

Color Scheme:  Black, Vanilla, Cajun Craze, and Silver.
I had a lot of fun creating this card.....hope you enjoy it :)
Here's a list of a few StampinUP Products used:
-Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (AC- pg. 175)
-Moroccan Designer Washi Tape (Annual Catalog-pg 179)
-Copper Metallic Thread (AC- pg. 178)
-Silver Foil Sheets (AC- pg. 175)
-Nailed It Bundle (Occasions Catty- pg. 48)


Color Scheme:  Crumb Cake, Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip
Though this card was quite a bit easier, it was fun to make too!
I used the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Also, the "Nailed It " Bundle was used which consists of the:
Nailed It Stamp Set and the Build It Framelits Dies


TIP:  The hexagon die only cuts around the sentiment stamp, but I added that additional layer of chocolate chip.  So how did I do that-- do you think?
I simply took the framelit die and traced around the OUTSIDE of the die with a pen.
Then I cut that out free-hand to make the layer bigger for framing and to add some color!!
EASY PEASY to do when the framelit is not very detailed!!


THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.......LORI HELVICK



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies & Balloon Adventures Stamp Set by StampinUP

Brand New StampinUP Items used here:
-Party Animal Designer Series Paper
-Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
-Hey, Chick (from the Sale-A-Bration booklet)

Brand New Items:
-Party Animal Designer Series Paper
-Balloon Adventures Stamp Set
-Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies


If you have a question on either of these cards I made, please let me know.
I appreciate you blogging by......Lori




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Occasions Catalog Set- "Swan Lake" for Christmas.....say WHAT??

Although Christmas was almost a month ago, its never too late to show you a cleaver idea!!
This "think outside the box" Christmas card was made by Kelly I. of Peoria IL
She won this stamp set (Swan Lake) at the Nov. On-Stage event & wanted to show us a different way to use these stamps!!  She certainly did a great job here.....
Way to go Kelly- love what you did and thanks again for the card  :)
Kelly simply printed the words "Seven Swans a swimming" on her computer printer.


Thank you for stopping by......Lori