Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Birthday Cards = "FUN MAIL" (Part 4)

Please see the four cards below I recd the other day on my birthday.  This should be the last of the "FUN MAIL" I post for awhile  :)   I appreciate you blogging with me!  Thank you again to all my friends who sent me Birthday Wishes in the form of a hand-stamped card-  Lori


Made by Connie Bleichner

Made by Renee Carpenter

Made by Greta Whittemore

Made by Jenny Tarrant




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

StampinUP Botanical Blooms and Hearth & Home Thinlits PLUS "FUN MAIL" (Part 3)

I'm sharing some more hand-stamped Birthday Cards I received from friends......

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by- Lori


 This card was made by Phyllis Dunn           This card was made by Alice Puckett
The card on the left features the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and matching framelits.
The card on the right features the Hearth & Home Thinlit Dies.

Created by Jan Pippin
You've Got This Stamp Set

Created by June Benson


Created by Kathy Winters
She lives in Des Moines IA and we met at the Atlanta Airport a couple years back.
Neither one of us could fly home after StampinUP Leadership because of bad snowstorms!!

Created by Jo Pyle







Sunday, September 25, 2016

StampinUP Vertical Greetings & Picture Perfect PLUS "FUN MAIL" (Part 2)

Here are some more hand-stamped Birthday Cards that I received (Fun Mail if you will).  Thanks very much to all the artists (and friends) below for their creativity and thoughtful wishes!!

I have listed under each card who the designer was and a few StampinUP products used where applicable. If you have any questions about any items or the making of each card, please let me know.  Thank you very much for stopping by.........Lori


Debbie Kramer (friend and demo)
Vertical Greetings Stamp Set
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper

Kathy VanAntwerp (friend and demo)
Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
Bold Butterfly Framelit & Butterflies Thinlit

Terry Meismer (friend)

Vicky Smith (friend & customer)

Sue Boerner (friend and demo)
Sheltering Tree Stamp Set

Kim Baker (friend and demo)
Picture Perfect Stamp Set







Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Cookie Cutter Halloween" and "Touches of Texture" Stamp Sets

This card was fun to make using new Halloween items from the Holiday Catalog
(I  C.A.S.E.D the idea from Connie B.)
I think that mummy is just the cutest little guy!!
Color Scheme:  Black, White and Pumpkin Pie

Artist Unknown
Touches of Texture (pg. 141) was used on this card


Thanks for blogging with me today-  Lori Helvick




Friday, September 23, 2016

StampinUP Pop of Paradise & Pineapple PLUS "FUN MAIL" (Part 1)

My Birthday was yesterday (just turned 56) and I have many beautiful hand-stamped cards to share with you!  (I rec'd store bought cards as well, which I do appreciate, but my blog post will feature the stamped birthday cards, of course).  Around our house, anything hand-stamped (and not a bill or junk mail) is considered "FUN MAIL"!!  LOL

I want to say thank you very much to all my friends for showering me with these cards the last few days. Stay tuned for several more in upcoming blog posts as well  :)  I am truly blessed with great friends and fabulous stampers in my life!!

Thanks for stopping by today.........the "ole gal"-- Lori


Shannon West
StampinUP Employee @ Home Office
(Part of the "I'm Bringing Birthdays Back" Campaign)

Tina Fleer- Friend and Customer

Nancy Bloomgren- Friend and Customer

Lela Sandrock- Friend and Customer

Lynn Fields- Friend and Customer

Marty Cass- Friend and Fellow SU Demo











Thursday, September 22, 2016

Detailed Santa Thinlit Die & Greetings from Santa Stamp Set

You can purchase this StampinUP Bundle & Save 10%
(page 11 in Holiday Catalog)
Color Scheme:  Real Red, Old Olive, and White


I love the detail on this Santa, and he is just the cutest!!  Lori




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Foxy Friends, Vertical Greetings, & Embossing Folders

A few StampinUP Products used here:
Foxy Friends Stamp Set
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
Sparkle Embossing Folder
Layering Circles Framelits

A few StampinUP Products used here:
Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon
Petal Burst Embossing Folder
Vertical Greetings Stamp Set


Questions?  Please let me know.  Thanks- Lori




Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Touches of Texture by StampinUP

Artist Unknown
"Whoever" made this card used the "Touches of Texture" Stamp Set
(pg. 141- Annual Catalog)


This card was on the same display area as the other sample so I'm sure the same demo made both.
If I knew her name, I would give credit where credit is due!
I really like both of these projects & I probably will break down & get the "Touches of Texture" myself

If you have questions about todays post or any other day, please don't be afraid to ask.
Thank you for stopping by.......Lori Helvick




Monday, September 19, 2016

Best Badge Punch by StampinUP Works Double Duty!

For this recent class project, I used the "Hello You" Thinlits
I cut 1 thanks out of black card stock & 1 out of Calypso Coral- then simply staggered them a bit.
Please note the bottom scallop edge on the white card stock.
This look was achieved with the "Best Badge" Punch......cool huh?

The "Best Badge" Punch was also used on this card the way it is intended.
Stamp your image and punch it out lickity split!
I also used the brand new "Cable Knit Embossing Folder" from the Holiday Catalog.


Thank you for blogging with me......Lori






Sunday, September 18, 2016

Swirly Bird Stamp Set & Swirly Scribbles Thinlits- LOVE THEM!

"Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away With Me"......
(Styx used to be my favorite group back in H.S.)  LOL

Don't you just love this stamp set "Swirly Bird" with the matching thinlit dies?
All 3 of these samples feature the sailboat, but there are SO many more possibilities with this Bundle

This card was very quick and easy.
I just added that washi tape for a little somethin,somethin.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I post daily to my blog so please check back often!!
Lori Helvick, StampinUP Demonstrator since 1999




Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper w/ Sponging

Color Scheme:  Crushed Curry, White and Cherry Cobbler
Along with the featured "Fancy Frost" Paper, I used the "Tin of Tags" Stamp Set


Color Scheme:  Real Red, Early Espresso, White, Crumb Cake
Here, besides "Fancy Frost" Paper, I used the "Banners for Christmas" Stamp Set 
and the "Candy Cane Lane" Paper


Got questions?  I have answers!  Please don't be afraid to ask me-  Lori







Friday, September 16, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas & Matching Builder Punch by StampinUP

When I first could pre-order these new items from the Holiday Catty......I DID!!
I LOVE the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" Stamp Set......

AND the matching "Cookie Cutter Builder Punch"
What about you?  Is it on your Holiday Catalog Wish List?

You can click on the new book on the right hand side of this post if you still do not have a copy.
OR, better yet- contact me for your very own Holiday Catalog!!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my Christmas Card Samples today......Lori




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Detailed Santa Thinlit & Greetings from Santa Stamp Set

I made this card using the following StampinUP Products from the Holiday Catty:

Greetings from Santa Stamp Set
Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

Color Scheme:  Night of Navy, White, and Crumb Cake


If you have any questions and/or comments, please let me know.
I appreciate you blogging with me!!  Lori




Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Love & Affection Stamp Set Used for Masking!!

WHEN I ATTENDED A DEMONSTRATOR EVENT IN CHAMPAIGN, IL (JULY) I SAW THIS REALLY COOL DISPLAY ON "MASKING"!!  THE CIRCLE EFFECT BELOW ALONG WITH THE BUTTERFLY IS A NEAT TECHNIQUE THAT WAS SHOWN & I WISH I KNEW WHO DID THAT SO I COULD GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE.  :)   GOOD JOB WHOEVER YOU ARE, AND THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR TIME & TALENT AT THAT EVENT!!  LORI







Monday, September 12, 2016

Falling Flowers, Grateful Bunch, & Flower Shop Stamp Sets by StampinUP

Artist Unknown
They used the "Resist Emboss Technique" it looks like.
The featured stamp set is called Falling Flowers


2 different classes of mine made this card project using the following StampinUP products:
*  Grateful Bunch Stamp Set
*  Blossom Bunch Punch
*  Flower Shop Stamp Set
*  Pansy Punch
*  Botanical Builder Framelits
*  Festive Flower Builder Punch
*  1 3/4 Circle Punch
*  Blushing Bride 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

Color Scheme:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, White


Questions?  I've got answers!!  :)
I would love to be your "go-to" StampinUP Gal.....please contact me for any of your paper crafting
 needs or instruction .  I appreciate you!  Lori






Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ghoulish Grunge, Spooky Fun & Cookie Cutter Halloween

Treat Bag made by Bonnie Alexander
Don't you just love that Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper?  It really packs a punch!
Bonnie also used the following items from the StampinUP Holiday Catalog......
Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper
Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies
Ghoulish Grunge Stamp Set
Spooky Fun Stamp Set


Let's PARTY!

Til Our MUMMYS Come Home!


I CASED this card (Copied And Selectively Edited) haha
I have no idea who the original idea came from but I think it is SUPER CUTE!


I used the following StampinUP Products from the Holiday Catalog.......
Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper
Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch


Until tomorrow......STAMP HAPPY!  Lori





Saturday, September 10, 2016

Country Livin' and Gift of Love Stamp Sets by StampinUP!

Artist Unknown
Great job of water coloring this "Country Livin' Stamp Set"
(shown on page 131 in the Annual StampinUP Catalog)


Artist Unknown
Pretty flowers = nice coloring job as well  :)
This Hostess Stamp Set called "Gift of Love" is shown on pg. 201 in the Annual Catalog


Stay tuned tomorrow for some Halloween projects........DON'T BE SCARED NOW!!
I appreciate you stopping by today.  Please, won't you say hello & leave a comment below?
You could also send an email to:   stampinfool2006@yahoo.com
Thank you-  Lori





Friday, September 9, 2016

Cards Featuring Woodland Embossing Folder (from Linda Bauwin's Aug. Retreat)

Card # 1

This was one of the M & T projects at the retreat "Stampin In The Woods"
I loved this card made by Linda Bauwin but I opted out of making it because I had MANY other projects to make & this seemed overwhelming to me :)

I just took the easy way out and opted for pics instead!!
So all 3 of these photos show the same card at different angles.
Linda used the Woodland Embossing Folder and the Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Card # 2
This card also features the 2 StampinUP Products listed above.
I love the idea of a pumpkin cut out using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle Set.


If you have a question about either card from Linda (above) please let me know.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the projects.
Lori Helvick