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









Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Super Duper- New Stamp Set as of 1-4-2017......makes 2 cute cards!!

I adapted an old sketch or template to make this card.
StampinUP Products used:
-  Pumpkin Pie, Dapper Denim, & Old Olive Ink Pads
-  Old Olive and White Card Stock
-  3/8 Ruched Ribbon (Dapper Denim)
-  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
-  Super Duper Stamp Set
-  Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set
-  Large Polka Dot Emboss Folder
-  Punches: Blossom Bunch, Owl Builder, 1" Circle, Duet Banner

This card was cased (copied and selectively edited)
2 Layers of Dapper Denim card stock was used along with a bit of White & Peekaboo Peach
Markers were used to make the two-tone words.
Gold Metallic Thread and Metallic Enamel Shapes were used to embellish this card


Questions?  Comments?  Want to say hello?
Please don't be afraid to weigh in here or send an email to:
stampinfool2006@yahoo.com


Thank you for stopping......Lori



Monday, January 16, 2017

Avant Garden Stamp Set- (Freebie w/ StampinUP Sale-A-Bration 2017)

Do you have your Sale-A-Bration booklet handy?
Check out the pretty flower set on page 5- "Avant Garden"
There is no price listed on these stamps because they are FREE with a $50 purchase!


If you still need a copy of the Sale-A-Bration and/or Occasions Catalogs please let me know.
I would be happy to send them to you if you don't currently have a StampinUP Demonstrator.
I would love to be that gal......thank you- Lori



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle from StampinUP is absolutely "Dreamy"!!


A couple demo friends made these 2 cards at a recent "play date"!!
Aren't they just dreamy?
Check out the "Dragonfly Dreams Bundle" on pg. 26 in the Occasions Catalog
I hang out with some pretty creative demonstrators huh?


Thanks for stopping by.  Lori





Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stray Ducklings Card / Mtg. Video (So Fun) AND "Beautiful You" Set






I C.A.S.E.D. the Occasions catalog (pg 24) for
this card.  I simply used the catty layout and put the
Lori-spin-on-it.

I've been having a lot of fun lately using very old card layouts
too.  I find an old card sample, picture, or whatever I have 
handy and switch it up to use colors that I like better and sets
that are current in the 3 books we have right now!!

I challenge you all to do the same......take an old sketch or
catalog card sample and make it new again!

SO FUN- just like our demonstrator video above  :)







THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  Lori Helvick, StampinUP Demonstrator since 1999 and still
counting!  I LOVE MY JOB  :)



Friday, January 13, 2017

Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits Dies by StampinUP

Color Scheme:  Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron & White

If you have a copy of the Occasions Catalog, check out pages 32 & 33 for the "Cool Treats" Bundle!

If you don't have the catalog, you may request one and I will mail it out ASAP

Thank you for checking in today......Lori

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Carried Away Paper, Lift Me Up Stamp Set & Matching Thinlit Dies

I have always had a hot air balloon ride on my bucket list  :)
Maybe someday, it will happen for real-- but in the meantime, I can play with my stamp set!!

I C.A.S.E.D this card from the front of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
I did not add the white twine on my card but other than that- its identical!


Thank you......Lori




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sealed with Love Stamp Set & Love Notes Framelits Dies Make Up a Great Bundle!

This simple (but very cute) Valentine was made by my demo friend Sheryl D.
She used some new products from the Occasions Catalog (pages 14 & 15)
The "Sealed With Love Bundle" Consists of:
--Love Notes Framelit Dies
--Sealed with Love Stamp Set

Sheryl decorated the inside of her card as well.
The Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack was used on the front and inside both.


Thanks very much for stopping by.
I LOVE it when you post a comment or question so please do so if you wish
or just say "hello".  Hugs to my blog followers......Lori




Monday, January 9, 2017

Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set & Flourish Thinlet Dies by StampinUP

Here are some StampinUP Products I used on this card:
- Linen Thread
- 5/8 Burlap Ribbon
- Lots of Labels Framelits
- Flourish Thinlits
- Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set
- Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper

Color Scheme:  Pear Pizzazz, White and Peekaboo Peach


If you have any questions about this card or any other projects you see on my blog,
please just simply ask!  Post here, or send an e-mail to:
stampinfool2006@yahoo.com

I appreciate you stopping by.......Lori





Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Occasions Catalog Item- Birthday Blast Stamp Set (Wahoo!)

I found this card on facebook (I think) and really liked it.
The color combo looks great together!

This card was made by Karen F. - demo friend from Peoria, IL
Both of todays cards feature "Birthday Blast" shown on page 11 in the Occasions book.
This set has been one of my favs ever since viewing it for the first time at the On-Stage event!!


I appreciate you stopping by.  Comments and/or suggestions are always appreciated  :)
Lori Helvick- StampinUP Demonstrator since 1999


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Get "Carried Away" with "So Very Much" Fun from the Stampin'UP Sale-A-Bration Promotion

I had a stamping "play date" with demo friends not long ago.
One card I made that day was this sample featuring the "Carried Away" Designer Series Paper
and the set called "So Very Much".
Both these items can be recd for FREE with a $50 purchase.

This is the card base so you can see the inside here.
I wanted to pick up on the Watermelon Wonder color from the front instead of plain white.
Oh, I want to mention that I used the "Lift Me Up" Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog too!

Thank you much, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!  Lori




Friday, January 6, 2017

Super Good Deal with StampinUP and New Set- "High Tide"

Take your passion for paper crafting and Stampin’ Up! products to a new level when you purchase the ULTIMATE STAMPIN’ UP! BUNDLE (the $99 Starter Kit) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me, Lori Helvick.  Enjoy discounts and exclusive stamping resources – risk FREE!

**SALE-A-BRATION BONUS!  JAN. 4 – MARCH 31 ONLY!

**GET 2 FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE AS A BONUS WITH THE $99 STARTER KIT!

I WELCOME BOTH HOBBY STAMPERS & BUSINESS BUILDERS!  YOU’LL FEEL RIGHT AT HOME when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join my group- “Creative Stampin’ Chicks”.   Go ahead and give it a whirl – there’s no risk and no pressure to hold workshops or parties – do it for YOU!

*******************************************************************************************************

SO WHAT EXACTLY WOULD YOU GET WITH THE $99 KIT YOU ASK?
  • For $99 you choose:   Up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product.  Products in the kit can be from any current catalog and can include 10% off bundles. The kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings
  • BONUS!  GET TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice from any current catalog (ANY PRICE) during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 4 – March 31).  Host and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets excluded.
  • Fill your wish list at a minimum 20% discount:  Once you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join, you can stock up and save 20% or more on your favorite Stampin’ Up! paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free and discounted products thru Stampin’ Rewards and Stampin’ Up! promotions (including free gifts during Sale-A-Bration).
  • Be first!  Preview and purchase new products a month in advance–one of the best perks of being a StampinUP demonstrator!
  • Earn extra MONEY and/or free products!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  The choices are yours!
  • No risk.  From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter you can earn demonstrator discounts and benefits. Stampin’ Up! quarters are Jan. – March, April – June, July – Sept., Oct. – Dec.  Join now, and you are guaranteed to be active (demonstrator discounts and benefits) through July 31, 2017!
  • No penalty to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL Stampin’ Up! quarter (June 30), you will renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.

DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!  This is a WIN-WIN!!

PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE…….



This beautiful card was made by a downline member & she is one "Creative Stampin Chick"!
My group is very small, but we have SO much fun being creative & stamping together.
The Occasions Catalog brand new stamp set "High Tide" was used here.
Also, what makes this card SO effective is the "Serene Scenery" paper from the Annual Catty.


Thank you for stopping by. 
If you are ready to jump right in the sand with both feet, please click on the blue tab
"JOIN THE FUN" (above center at the top of my blog)

I appreciate your consideration & who wants to miss out on a deal, right?  Lori






Thursday, January 5, 2017

Candle Border Punch & Party Animal Paper ( Both Brand New! )

This card sample was made by Karen F. of Peoria, IL
She used the brand new punch from StampinUP called "Candle Border".
Karen also used 2 small pcs. of the "Party Animal Designer Series Paper".
On pg. 5 in the BRAND NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG,
you will find this very fun paper pack along with the Emerald Envy Ribbon used on the card.


I appreciate you visiting my blog.  I try to post daily, so please check back often!!
In the coming days I have many more samples to share with new Occasions Catty Items,
as well as products from the Sale-A-Bration booklet that you can get for FREE.
Please ask for details if you don't know about this StampinUP promotion......Lori




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cool Treats- Brand New StampinUP Set & Frozen Treats Framelits


What do you think of these summertime cards?
Though I'm not big on ice cream or cool treats myself, I really love spring and summer!
These projects just take me away from the winter blues for a bit, so I hope they do the same for you.

Thanks for blogging with me.  I think its really "cool" that you visited  :)
Lori- StampinUP Demonstrator since 1999






Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies w/ StampinUP Video & Card Idea That POPS!





The front of my balloon card is kind of plain but then you open it......

AND IT REALLY POPS UP AT YOU!!

How cool is that?  :)

A view looking down in the center of the card.
This "Balloon Adventures" Stamp Set & "Balloon Pop-Up" Thinlits Dies is just great FUN!!


I appreciate you "popping" by today.  
Thank you- Lori










Monday, January 2, 2017

2 Cards Featuring Brand New Sale-A-Bration Paper "Inside The Lines"

Color or not to color?  That is the question.
This layer of  "Inside The Lines" Designer Series Paper was NOT colored.
I simply stamped a dragonfly in real red and cut it out for this card.

On this card, I did add a bit of color for the bee and flower.
The colors are black, white, and crushed curry.
The sentiment comes from the new "All Things Thanks" Stamp Set


If you have any questions about either card, please let me know.
Sale-A-Bration with StampinUP begins on January 4th!!
For this promotion, the above featured paper would be FREE with a $50 order.


Now, go stamp something yourself and have fun!!  Lori



Sunday, January 1, 2017

It will be a "Birthday Blast"- (New Set Coming soon from StampinUP)

A DEMO FRIEND OF MINE MADE TODAYS' CARD.
IT FEATURES THE NEW STAMP SET "BIRTHDAY BLAST" FROM THE OCCASIONS CATTY.

Color Scheme:  Black, White, Real Red and Silver Glimmer Paper

Here is the inside decorated as well.


If you have the new Occasions book, check this product out on page 11.
Don't have your own new catalog yet?  Just ask, (provided you don't have a StampinUP Demo)
and I can send your very own copy in the mail.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY ON THE VERY FIRST DAY OF 2017!!
LORI HELVICK





Saturday, December 31, 2016

New StampinUP Products- "Lift Me Up" Set with "Up & Away" Thinlits

DO YOU WANT TO SEE ANOTHER SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT'S COMING "UP & AWAY" 
WITH STAMPINUP ??

I love the new hot air balloon stamp set called "Lift Me Up"
and its matching thinlit dies called "Up & Away"
Check them out on page 10 in the Occasions Catalog if you have a copy.

These cards were posted on display boards in Madison WI at the On-Stage event.
The bottom card on the left side features "Carousel Birthday" (also new)


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 EVERYONE!!
I hope the year brings you good health, happiness, and of course some stampin' fun along the way!
Thank you for your support of my business this past year which includes visiting my blog  :)
Lori Helvick



Friday, December 30, 2016

Totally Trees Stamp Set (by StampinUP) x 2 Cards




TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET THE "TOTALLY TREES" STAMP SET!
BOTH CARDS ABOVE FEATURE THIS SET SHOWN ON PG. 48 IN THE HOLIDAY BOOK.
THE HOLIDAY CATALOG SALES PERIOD WILL END ON JANUARY 3RD
SO IF YOU WANT TO ADD "TOTALLY TREES" TO YOUR COLLECTION,
PLEASE LET ME KNOW OR YOU CAN ORDER THESE STAMPS
AT MY ON-LINE STORE.


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. 
LORI HELVICK, STAMPINUP DEMO



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Coming Soon.....High Tide from 2017 Occasions Catalog- LOVE IT

SNEAK PEEK FROM THE UPCOMING STAMPINUP OCCASIONS CATALOG!!



Artist Unknown
Display board from the November On-Stage Event

Artist Unknown
I did not pre-order the "High Tide" Stamp Set, but it's on my wish list  :)
We can order it at the same time if you are interested.....January 4th (Occasions start date)



ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING A COPY OF BOTH THE STAMPINUP OCCASIONS CATALOG 
AND THE SALE-A-BRATION BOOKLET?
PLEASE POST HERE OR SEND AN EMAIL TO:  stampinfool2006@yahoo.com

Thanks for stopping.  Lori






Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Timeless Textures by StampinUP

Color Scheme:  Sahara Sand, White, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie
The Timeless Textures Stamp Set was used along with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I appreciate you stopping by.
Now go stamp something!!  (smile)
Lori Helvick, StampinUP Demonstrator



Monday, December 26, 2016

Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set & Final Christmas Card Post!!

I KNOW CHRISTMAS 2016 IS OVER, BUT I STILL HAVE 3 HOLIDAY CARDS I WANT TO SHOW YOU.  THIS IS IT NOW FOR THE SEASON, I PROMISE!!


Made by me.
Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set (pg. 34- Holiday Catalog)

Made by Chris Thomas
Flourish Thinlit Dies (pg. 194- Annual Catalog)

Made by Debbie Kramer
Seasonal Bells Set and Bell Punch (pg. 26- Holiday Catalog)


I APPRECIATE YOU STOPPING BY TODAY.
HOPEFULLY YOUR CHRISTMAS WAS FABULOUS AND YOU ENJOYED
TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

LORI HELVICK- STAMPINUP DEMONSTRATOR SINCE 1999





Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Candy Cane Christmas Stamp Set from the StampinUP Holiday Catalog

Card Swap made by demonstrator Sheryl D. of Morton IL
She used the following 2 items shown on page 5 in the Holiday Catty:
1)  Candy Cane Christmas Stamp Set
2)  Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

This is a pretty quick card to put together & the layers really make the designer paper pop!!
Thank you Sheryl for your inspiration  :)

I'm glad you stopped by today.  Please come back on Thursday, then I will be taking the next few days
off from my blog posts.  (taking a little trip to see my sisters for Christmas)
STAMP HAPPY!!  Lori









Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper & Matching Washi Tape

Easy Peasy Washi Tape Cards!!

For the card on the left, I used the "Best Birds" Stamp Set for the sentiment.
For the card on the rt, I used a brand new set called "All Things Thanks" from the Occasions Catty.
This brand new Occasions Catalog will begin on January 4th......ask me for your copy today!!

On both my cards, I used some FABULOUS paper and matching Washi Tape.
The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper & Floral Boutique Washi Tape are just the best I think!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the simple white and navy cards.  
You could always add a flower or other image to the dotted paper above to dress it up if you wanted. 

Thank you- Lori





Monday, December 19, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set by StampinUP

Made by Darlene A.


Made by yours truly


Some common StampinUP items that were used on both these Christmas Cards:
--Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
--Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape
--Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set


If you have any questions about either card, please let me know.
I appreciate you blogging with me......Lori