Saturday, March 25, 2017

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper from StampinUP.....LOVE IT !

A GAL CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, RIGHT?  ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS AS BEAUTIFUL AS "FLORAL BOUTIQUE"!!  (I THINK I HAVE 3 PACKS WITH SOME MISSING FROM EACH)  WOW- DON'T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING THERE  : )

AT ANY RATE, I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE FOLLOWING CARD PROJECTS USING MY FAV PAPER.  THIS SELLS FOR $11.00 WITH ITEM # 141663 AND SHOWN ON PG. 172 IN THE ANNUAL CATALOG.


Color Scheme:  Blushing Bride, Night of Navy and White
Isn't the matching envelope a nice touch?
The sentiment comes from "Thankful Thoughts" in the AC
The Blushing Bride Bakers Twine is current StampinUP but the button is retired.

Color Scheme:  Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and White
The scallop circle punch is retired and everything else is current StampinUP
The Silver Metallic Thread and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel were used to embellish this card.
The sentiment comes from "Work of Art" in the AC

Color Scheme:  Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, and White
I used the Petal Burst Embossing folder on the Navy layer.
The sentiment is from "All Things Thanks" (Occasions Catalog)
SO, DO YOU LOVE THE FLORAL BOUTIQUE DSP YET?


I HAVE A SPECIAL DEAL GOING FOR MARCH......IF YOU PLACE AN ON-LINE ORDER OF $70.00 OR MORE (BEFORE TAX & SHIPPING).  NOT ONLY WILL YOU GET A FREE SALE A BRATION ITEM, BUT I WILL GIVE YOU A PKG OF METALLIC ENAMEL SHAPES ($7 VALUE).

TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST PLACE AN ON-LINE ORDER AND USE THE HOST CODE: 6DBMYTYH

PLEASE SPECIFY LORI HELVICK AS YOUR DEMO, SO I CAN MAIL YOU THE FREE GIFT.
JUST CLICK ON THE "SHOP NOW" BLUE TAB ABOVE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

OH, AND MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET SOME FLORAL BOUTIQUE PAPER IF YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE 3 OPENED PKGS. LIKE ME! (SMILE)

THANK YOU!




Friday, March 24, 2017

Birthday Banners x 2 cards- A Great StampinUP Stamp Set w/ Framelits


Both cards feature the "Birthday Banners" stamp set along with the "Bunch of Banners" Framelits
Also, the 3 candle flames have the Clear Wink of Stella on them.

Enjoy these birthday cards, and if you have questions just let me know.
Thank you- Lori Helvick



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams by StampinUP- Check out the flower from the wings!!

I wish I was smart enough to think of this idea for the dragonfly image.....
But alas, I am not!!  (smile) I'm not sure, but I think I CASED from Connie B.

Color Scheme:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, & White

Please let me know if you have any questions & thanks for stopping.  Lori



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin- "A Sara Thing" PLUS An Extra Card Idea from the Feb. PP Kit!!


We love surprises—and we have a big one in store for you next month! Our April kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass. Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with her. You don’t want to miss this kit—promise! Make sure you’re a subscriber before April 10. 


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What is Paper Pumpkin?
  • A convenient all-inclusive kit delivered to your mailbox each month
  • Each kit contains an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, ink, and all the consumables you need for that project
  • A different crafting project each month, ranging from cards, to goodie bags, to home decor
  • FUN MAIL !!

Have you ever tried this monthly kit from StampinUP?  If not, you should give it a whirl.......WHY?

Because Stampin' Up! has turned the creative control of their April kit over to the CEO, Sara Douglass (as mentioned above) and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. (smile) So, get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with this special kit!  And if a Paper Pumpkin designed by Sara is not enough reason to sign up, there's more........
She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! It's a surprise that I'm sure you won’t want to miss!!

How do you get one?
Easy!  Click HERE to sign up by the deadline of April 10th.  Be sure you've chosen me as your demonstrator so I can send you a special thank you card in the mail.

So come on, what are you waiting for? Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin so you don't miss out on the fun and FREE gift!!



Speaking of Paper Pumpkin, this card was made from pcs. and stamps from the February Kit.  I was inspired by a card from Julie Davison. She had added some white twine around her candle, & I added some gold "Wink of Stella" to mine.  (hard to see in the picture).  Thank you for stopping by my blog today.......Lori


Monday, March 20, 2017

Confetti Celebration and Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder

A very "happy" card for a recent class project.
I colored in the lights with Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, & Peekaboo Peach Markers.
Of course the black, white, & peekaboo peach card stock colors fit the bill here too.

This card was inspired by fellow demo & friend Debbie K. from Sterling, IL
Isn't it great to have other card ideas that inspire us all?

Also, if you are running short on time remember quick and easy cards can look great!
And why re-invent the wheel? Thanks for stopping......

Lori Helvick- StampinUP Demonstrator since 1999





Sunday, March 19, 2017

Avant Garden and Hey, Chick-- Get 'em while you still can!!

SALE-A-BRATION 2017 IS COMING TO AN END REAL SOON!!  TODAY'S FEATURED ITEMS ARE "AVANT GARDEN" AND "HEY, CHICK" WHICH YOU CAN EARN FOR FREE WITH A QUALIFYING PURCHASE.  ASK ME FOR DETAILS IF YOU ARE UNAWARE OF THIS STAMPIN'UP PROMOTION.  (ENDS ON MARCH 31ST)  ENJOY THE CARDS.......


I CASED this fun fold card from Debbie K. of Sterling, IL
"Delicate Details" along with "Avant Garden" stamp sets were used on this card.
(Both are freebies right now with Sale-A-Bration)

See how that top left corner pc. of black card stock has been cut away?
You can then use that pc. for a layer on the front of the card.  
How clever is that?

I used "Hey, Chick" for this card.
The "Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder" was also used here. (Occasions- pg. 47)
I made a very faint chicken wire look background by inking the folder and pressing down.
I did NOT run the card stock thru the Big Shot at all- only used Crumb Cake Ink.


Questions about either card?  Please let me know.
Thanks for looking.....Lori Helvick



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Balloon Adventures Stamp Set & Matching Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

Here is a recent class project we made.
The gals enjoyed the different fun fold idea. 

You start with a pc. of card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 11 inches
There are 2 score lines at 4 and 8 1/4

Here is your Recipe For Fun:
Stamp Sets:  Balloon Adventures, Birthday Banners (tiny candles on inside)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Crushed Curry
Card Stock:  Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Black, White
Paper:  Party Animal Designer Series Paper & Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Softly Falling Emboss Folder
Other:  Basic Black Twine, Classic Label Punch, Retired Washi Tape

Please ask if you need any more details other then what I have listed above.
Thanks for stopping by......Lori


"MAKE YOUR DAY COMPLETE
WHEN STAMPS, INK & PAPER MEET! "



Thursday, March 16, 2017

So in Love Stamp Set & Flourish Thinlits Dies by StampinUP

The pretty background on my card comes from the Occasions pkg.
"Falling in Love Designer Series Paper" (pg. 51)
I also used the "So in Love" Stamp Set (pg. 52) for the flower & sentiment.

The Flourish Thinlit Dies from the Annual Catalog were used for the brown & green pcs
Color Scheme:  Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride

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








Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set by StampinUP (with fun fold)

Made by Bonnie A. of Washington, IL

This card opens up in a fun way!!


If you have any questions about this fun fold card or the StampinUP products used, 
please let me know.  I appreciate your comments!!
Thank you- Lori



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

"Hey, Chick" - Chickie, Chickie......Are you leaving soon?

Get this Sale-A-Bration set while you still can!! (ends March 31st)
This was a class project awhile back and most of my gals really love these stamps.
Card made by yours truly.


Yes, this fun and whimsical "bad hair day chick" is flying the coop!  How can you resist?
Contact me today to get this cute stamp (& others) for FREE.
Card made by Bonnie A.


HOST CODE FOR MARCH:  6DBMYTYH
I have a special deal during this month if you place an ON-LINE ORDER of $70.00 or more (before tax & shipping).  Not only will you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, but I will give you a FREE pkg. of “Metallic Enamel Shapes” (pg. 177- a $7.00 value)

To qualify for this gift, you must place an on-line order and have the products shipped to your home.  You must also use the Host Code listed above and specify Lori Helvick as your demonstrator.  To order, go to my website at:   www.createwithlori.stampinup.net  If you have questions on this I can help you OR I can place the order for you but again, it will be shipped to you (not me).  

If your order is $150 or more, please DO NOT use the Host Code because you are eligible for the Stampin’ Rewards yourself w/ that order amount.  I will still give you one free Metallic Enamel Shapes. 

This Host Code Special Offer will not qualify you for a free class of any kind (this is a different deal then the free class offer).  Also, Stampers 6 club orders do not qualify (sorry).  Questions- please ask me!!


THANK YOU!  LORI HELVICK



Sunday, March 12, 2017

"Tasty Trucks" (Sale-A-Bration) driving out of here the end of March!!

Made by Greta W. for a Stray Ducklings Swap
The "Festive" embossing folder was used on this card.

Here is the card project opened up all the way.
Make sure to get your "Tasty Trucks" Stamp Set before the end of March!!
(Ask me how to get this fun set for FREE)


Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit!!  Lori



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sale-A-Bration "Hey, Chick" & "Reverse Words" by StampinUP

This was a recent class project (CASED from Debbie K.)
The Hey, Chick Stamp Set was used along with the Classic Label Punch


This is a notecard made by Sheryl D.
She used the Reverse Words Stamp Set (added recently for a FREE Sale A Bration Item)


This gift bag was made by Chris T.
Everyone who attended our Calendar of Cards event got to make one to put their 12 cards in.


Thanks for stopping.......Lori



Friday, March 10, 2017

Butterflies will be here soon.....(Fluttering Emboss Folder & Butterfly Punches) by StampinUP

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A LOVER OF BUTTERFLIES (BOTH REAL AND ON CARDS) !
THEY WILL BE FLUTTERING AROUND BEFORE WE KNOW IT ONCE THE
WARM WEATHER IS HERE TO STAY.

AT ANY RATE, THIS BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY CARD WAS MADE BY
DEBBIE K. OF STERLING, IL

A FEW STAMPINUP PRODUCTS USED:
-  ELEGANT BUTTERFLY PUNCH
-  BITTY BUTTERFLY PUNCH
-  FLUTTERING EMBOSSING FOLDER
-  METALLIC ENAMEL SHAPES
-  1 3/4 CIRCLE PUNCH
-  BLUSHING BRIDE GLIMMER PAPER
-  SILVER FOIL SHEETS


THANKS VERY MUCH FOR "FLUTTERING" BY......LORI


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Yummy in My Tummy, Sheltering Tree, & Softly Falling Emboss Folder

AS PROMISED, HERE ARE THE LAST 3 PROJECTS FROM
OUR RECENT "STRAY DUCKLINGS" DEMO EVENT.
WE HELD THIS "CALENDAR OF CARDS" MAKE-N-TAKE
IN A METHODIST CHURCH IN PEORIA, IL

HERE YOU GO......ENJOY!!


Month of October- Linda P. (Spring Valley IL)
"Yummy in My Tummy" from the Occasions Catalog was used here.

Month of November- Lynn B. (Peoria IL)
The "Sheltering Tree" and the "Leaflets Framelits" were put to great use on this card!

Month of December- Bonnie A. (Washington IL)
The Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper & Softly Falling EF were used here.


Thank you for blogging by......Lori



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Stars Framelits, Nailed It, and more fun "Calendar of Cards" Event Projects!!

Month of July- Designed by Me
Stamp Sets- Work of Art & Thoughtful Banners

Month of August- Designed by Kim B. of Hennepin IL
She used the "Nailed It Bundle" shown on pg. 48 in the Occasions Catalog

Month of September- Designed by Greta W. of Peoria IL
This card features the following:
-  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
-  Stitched Shapes Framelits
-  Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set
-  Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper


If you have any questions about these Make-N-Take projects, please ask.
Thank you for stopping by.  Lori



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Punch Art Bunny Card, Vertical Greetings, & Falling for You- All From StampinUP

HERE ARE 3 MORE MONTHS (APRIL, MAY, & JUNE)
FROM OUR RECENT "CALENDAR OF CARDS" STAMPING EVENT
IN PEORIA, IL.  THE STRAY DUCKLINGS DEMO GROUP
WADDLED OUT WITH SOME FUN ON SATURDAY!!


Designer- Darlene A. of Peoria
The sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Designer- Chris T. of Peoria
This card features Vertical Greetings and the Petal Burst Embossing Folder

Designer- Terese B. of Mapleton
Turn to page 51 in the Occasions Catalog & you will see:
-  Lace Doilies
-  Falling In Love Embellishments
-  Falling Petals Embossing Folder
-  Falling for You Stamp Set


I hope you enjoy these 3 months of card projects from the event.
Please come back tomorrow and the next day where I will show July thru Dec.

Thank you very much- Lori



Monday, March 6, 2017

Cool Treats and Sealed with Love (2 Calendar of Cards Event Projects)

February Project from our "Calendar of Cards" Event
Made by Sheryl D. of Morton IL
Occasions Catalog "Sealed with Love" (pg. 15)


March Project from our "Calendar of Cards" Event
Made by Kelly I. of Peoria IL
Occasions Catalog "Cool Treats" & Tasty Treats Paper (pg. 33)


 The inside of Kelly's project holds a gift card!
Check out the left hand side where it is notched out.


Stay tuned for future months as I post more projects from the Peoria IL event.
Our "Calendar of Cards" was pretty well-received!!
We made 13 projects total which included a gift bag to hold everything the guests made.

Thanks for stopping by.....Lori

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Birthday Banners Stamp Set & Calendar of Cards Event Pics!!

Our "Calendar of Cards" event was held yesterday at a church in Peoria IL
I had the January project table, & refused to make a "snowy" card!  LOL
I came up with a cheerful & happy Birthday Card instead.
(You can't really see, but we used  some Clear Wink of Stella for the flames)
Also, the Birthday Banners Stamp Set was featured along w/ Party Animal Designer Series Paper.

Here is our group of Stray Ducklings Demonstrators that put on the event......
Plus a furry mascot for the day named Lola! (black lab)
Normally, I would not bring my dog along to stamp but Daddy is out of town
and I knew it would be a very long day for her to be home alone w/o potty breaks!

Lola was a very good girl and sat in the car with windows rolled down a bit of course!
Check out her "duckling" necklace & yes she kept it on all day. The things Mom makes her do- LOL
Our group does not have a duck for a mascot, so I figured a dog w/ a duck necklace would work.
Al and I always say she has the perfect lab "waddle" going on 95% of the time anyway. (smile)

Pat and Diana

Jenny, Alice, Sheryl, & Nancy

Connie and Renee

Laurie, Terese on the couch and Pat sitting on the right.
(Not sure of the 2 gals standing)

Georgia, Mary, Joan and Bonnie (standing)

Chris, Sharon and Karen

View of the room and all the stamping going on.
We made 12 cards w/ envelopes and a gift bag to hold them all!
What a fun day (for us demos anyway) & hopefully all the guests felt the same way.

Renee, Connie, and Darlene

Georgia and Joan at the front table visiting.

Laurie, unknown, unknown and "yours truly" standing.


I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE EVENT PICS TODAY!!
STOP BACK IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO SEE ALL OF THE PROJECTS WE MADE.

IF YOU LIVE IN CENTRAL IL & THINK THIS LOOKS LIKE FUN,
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AN INVITATION TO FUTURE
"STRAY DUCKLINGS" GROUP STAMPING PARTIES!

THANK YOU.......LORI