Thursday, June 30, 2016

Timeless Textures, Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack, & Mixed Drinks

Designed by Kelly Irish
Vanilla Card Stock, Black and the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack were used.
The Set Timeless Textures was used for the images & the verse came from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set.

Designed by Greta Whittemore
Black, White, Rich Razzleberry, and Smoky Slate are the colors used.
Greta also used the Mixed Drinks Stamp Set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

If you have any questions about either of these Basket Card Swaps, please let me know.
I appreciate YOU-- though I know some of my blog followers have never met me before.
Won't you please leave a comment to say "hi"?  Thanks- Lori

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Flourish Thinlits Featured in a Basket Swap "Black & White w/ a Splash of Color"!

This card swap was made by me but designed by Mary Booker.
At our recent demo "Basket Swap" we had a theme of "Black & White w/ a Splash of Color"
Mary used black & white card stock and black & white designer series paper.
The flower was cut from Melon Mambo Card Stock for that colored "splash"
I really love the "Flourish Thinlit" Dies that Mary used here, don't you?

If you have any questions about Mary's card project, please let me know.
Thank you-  Lori

Monday, June 27, 2016

Marquee Messages and Sitting Here Stamp Sets by StampinUP!

I featured this card at my new Catalog Launch/Open House a few weeks ago.
I used the "Marquee Messages" Stamp Set which is pretty popular right now! (at least with my customers)
Color Scheme:  Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight and White

This card was made by me but designed my Jolece Wainman of Roseville, IL
I messed this card up a bit at our Basket Swap (sorry Jolece).....and had to do something different at the bottom.  I covered up my boo-boo with a banner that I free hand cut & tied a bow on (smile).


Thank you for blogging with me-  Lori

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Painter's Palette Stamp Set with Moroccan Nights made into Flowers!!

This was a class project a few weeks back.
I combined the "Painter's Palette" Stamp Set with the "Moroccan Nights" Stamp Set
The big image was stamped in Daffodil Delight and then I punch 2 out with the Flower Medallion Punch
The center of the punches feature another image from "Moroccan Nights" as well.

On this card, I used the "Painter's Palette" set exclusively.
Color Scheme:  Pear Pizzazz, Black, and White.

Thank you very much for blogging with me today and pretty much every day!!
(I don't miss too many opportunities to share a
Please tell a friend- thanks- Lori Helvick

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fresh Fruit Stamp Set by StampinUP (2 cards by Kim Williams)

Display board and cards from the On-Stage event in Utah.
Both these cards were made by demo Kim Williams

Yes, even this flower image comes from the "Fresh Fruit" Set.
I love what Kim did on this card with some ribbon, designer paper and a doily!!

 Is there a new stamp set from the new Annual Catalog that you would like to see featured on a blog post?
Please let me know, and hopefully I have the set and can show you an idea or 2.
Thank you very much!  Lori Helvick

Friday, June 24, 2016

Masked off Flowers with the "Love & Affection" Stamp Set

I used the masking technique on this card to make the flowers and leaves appear behind each other.
The images were stamped on Vanilla Cardstock and then I cut around them on the bottom edge.
The flowers from "Love & Affection" really pop when you add the centers and of course some color too!

The verse came from the stamp set "Endless Thanks".
I used Crumb Cake cardstock and retired ribbon in the same color.

If you have any questions, you know the drill......I appreciate your feedback too.
Thank you very much and enjoy your weekend!!  Lori

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Brand New- Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper x 3 cards!!

Designed by Sheilla Lucas of Hennepin IL
(Made by me at our recent demo Basket Swap)
Sheilla used the Swirly Bird Stamp Set & matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
Color Scheme:  Black and Flirty Flamingo (and "Pop of Pink" Paper)

I made this card using a verse from the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set
Color Scheme: Melon Mambo, Black, White (and "Pop of Pink" Paper)

Designed by Debbie Kramer of Sterling IL
(Made by me at our recent demo Basket Swap)
Debbie used the Layering Squares Framelits
Color Scheme:  Black, White, Red (and "Pop of Pink" Paper)

Thanks very much for stopping by.  If you have any questions, please ask!
Don't forget to tell a friend about Lori's Stampin' Creations
Thanks much-  Lori Helvick

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set by StampinUP!

Basket Swap made by Karen Frank of Peoria IL
Karen used the set called "Perfectly Wrapped"  (page 159 in new book)
Color Scheme:  Black, White, and Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot Items used:  Fluttering Emboss Folder & Hello You Thinlits

This was a fun card for me to make & thanks very much Karen for your inspiration.
Enjoy bloggers!  Lori

Monday, June 20, 2016

More Basket Swap Cards with Swirly Scribbles Thinlits by StampinUP!

I got to make both these cards this past Saturday at our Stray Ducklings Demo Swap.
The cards were designed by someone else and we took turns making each others projects.
Very fun day of crafting, chatting, laughing and eating!!  (smile)  Enjoy.....

Designed by Sheryl Diemer of Morton IL

Designed by Pat Hartmann of Peoria IL

Thanks very much for stopping by.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Lori

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Badges & Banners Stamp Set, Best Badge Punch, & Duet Banner Punch- All by StampinUP!!

This was my Basket Swap Card for our demo event yesterday.
I used Cherry Cobbler Twine at the top of the bird cage like it shows in the catalog (p. 89)
For the double layered banner look, I used the Duet Banner Punch & just cut the black layer in 1/2 and extended the 2 pcs. on both ends of the white.

Bonnie Alexander of Washington IL designed this project for our swap (I made this card)
Bonnie went with Black, White and Dapper Denim for the color scheme.
Besides the Badges & Banners Set, Best Badge Punch, & Duet Banner Punch- Bonnie also used the 
 brand new "Festive" Embossing Folder.
Thank you very much to my downline, Bonnie, for bringing this cute card!!
Out of all the new StampinUP products, it was funny how we picked the same stamps and 2 punches :)

I appreciate all of you for stopping by.  Please check back often, and now go stamp something!!
Lori Helvick

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Stamping with Demo Friends + Baby Bear Stamp Set = Fond Memories

Today there were 14 of us StampinUP Demonstrators who got together in my "Stampin' Den" for a Basket Swap.  Our "Stray Duckling" group consists of demos from various cities in Central IL.  The gals today came as far away as Sterling to the North, Roseville to the West, Washington to the East and then of course the Peoria area ladies where I live.  We had a great time using new StampinUP Products, eating, chatting and making fond memories!  Thank you to all who came.......AND THE SWAPS ARE FABULOUS!!

Jolece and Nancy

Jen and Kim

Pat and Sheryl

Mary and Debbie

Sheilla and Karen

My table mates- Kelly, Bonnie and Greta

The 1st card I would like to share from our swap was designed by Kim Baker of Hennepin, & made by me.
I messed up a little on the verse at the top so had to adjust a bit & do something different (sorry Kim)
I have not ordered "Baby Bear" yet but its definitely on my Wish List!!
Thanks Kim for your inspiration and participating in our group swap.  I'm SO glad
you joined our Peoria area group of demos.  :)

Thank you for stopping by.  Check back during the next few days for some more basket swap projects.
Lori Helvick, Demo since 1999 and still loving stamping with friends!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rose Wonder Stamp Set & Rose Garden Thinlits......Beautiful

I made this project for a recent class in Peoria, IL
Color Scheme:  Dapper Denim, Pink Pirouette, White and Silver Foil Sheet
Oh, and the verse was stamped in Smoky Slate

Please let me know if you have any questions at all.  I would be glad to answer them if you comment here on my blog or send an email to:

Thank you very much.  Lori Helvick

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fresh Fruit Stamp Set by StampinUP!

Kim W. (StampinUP Demo) did a fabulous presentation at the On-Stage Event
She showed us the "Fresh Fruit" Stamp Set and "Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper"

On this card, Kim used Watercolor Paper I believe for the circle.
She stamped the image and then spritzed it with a little water.
After it dried, she used versamark, and clear emboss powder and then heated it.
Very cool look for the pear image!!

Thank you very much Kim for sharing and I was definitely inspired to purchase this set and beautiful paper after I saw all the wonderful projects Kim made!!

Thanks for stopping by and please tell a friend about "Lori's Stampin' Creations" 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Birthday Fiesta and Love You Lots Stamp Sets by StampinUP!

Card display at the On Stage Event in Utah
I think the bright colors, this very fun set, and matching framelits make for a super cute card!

Here is an "easy-peasy" card that I made using the "Love You Lots" Stamp Set.
I also used the new "Layering Squares Framelits" for the white and black layers (frog)
The new In Color called Emerald Envy goes nicely with the black and white.

Thank you for blogging with me!  Lori Helvick

Monday, June 13, 2016

Swirly Bird Stamp Set by StampinUP

I will tell you right now that when I placed my StampinUP pre-order, I did NOT get the Swirly Bird Set or Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  Yes, shame on me!!  I did however see the light shortly thereafter, and on June 1st when the catalog went live, this Bundle was on my order!!  I'm really loving what I've been seeing on-line with this set and matching thinlits.

If you have any questions about this card, please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by-  Lori

Featuring Swirly Bird Stamp Set
Made by Lori at Lori's Stampin' Creations

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Flourish Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up w/ video and Beautiful Card


I absolutely LOVE the "Flourish Thinlits" and "Flourishing Phrases" Stamp Set.  I just received my Bundle of these products on Friday so I can't wait to play!!  In the meantime, I would like to share a beautiful card that was on display at the On-Stage event in Utah.  Enjoy!!  Thanks for blogging with me.......Lori

Friday, June 10, 2016

Love & Affection Set & matching Emboss Folder Make for a great "Tunnel Card"!

I made both these card projects w/ the Affectionately Yours Product Suite on pgs. 44 & 45 in the catty.
The Love & Afffection Stamp Set, Floral Affection Embossing Folders, & the Specialty 
Designer Series Paper are very fun to play with!!  
I did not use the matching Washi Tape which is shocking to even know I love Washi Tape!

Front of my tunnel card
Color Scheme:  Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Vanilla & Black
I used retired neutrals candy dots (Black) but everything else is current StampinUP

Inside of my tunnel card.  If you enlarge this photo you can see the detail on those pink flowers.
I punched those out w/ the Petite Petals Punch & then ran thru the Big Shot using the same Floral Affection
Embossing Folder that I used on the right side.  Adds very cool texture to those 3 flowers!!

3-D Shot with the card standing upright
The Peekaboo Peach CS layer is just a normal size at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
and scored at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, and 6 3/8

I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on this card along with the
 Duet Banner Punch and matching stamp set called Thoughtful Banners.
Linen Thread makes a nice little addition to set off the tag.

If you need any more instruction on either of these cards, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Thanks very much for stopping by.  If you liked this post, please tell a friend!!  Lori

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set & the fabulous starter kit deal with StampinUP!


Would you love to buy all your Stampin' Up! Products at a discount? 

Purchase the ULTIMATE Stampin' Up! Bundle (the $99 Starter Kit) and join my StampinUP Team of Demonstrators.  You can choose up to $125 in Stampin' Up! product from your wish list for only $99.00.

BONUS: Only in June - TWO additional FREE stamp sets in your Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $104 (depending on which stamps you choose).

DOUBLE BONUS:  Join with me and receive a FREE Stamp set of your choice out of the brand new catalog!!  (valued at $25.00 or less)  This offer only good through Lori Helvick.

Be part of a great community of StampinUP Demonstrators!!  We have fun!
Its a pressure-free experience and you can quit being a demo at anytime.
How does it work?
·         For $99 you choose:   Up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! product of your choice!
·         Free shipping - the kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings
·         Through June 2016 pick Two additional FREE Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $104 (depending on which stamps you choose).
*     You get to pick an additional $25.00 or less item from me for FREE
·         Fill your wish list at a 20% discount all the way through November 2016.
·         If you reach $300 in purchases/sales (that is the amount before your discount so it really is less) by the end of the first Full Stampin' Up! quarter (November 2016) you renew your demonstrator discount and benefits for another full quarter.  If you don't, you simply drop.
·         No Risk, I call it a Trial Demonstrator-ship. You can enjoy all the benefits & discounts of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
·         There is no obligation to ever host a party, workshop, or sell product and no pressure from me!

What have you got to lose?  With the new catalog just being released- you might as well get the demo discount on all those fabulous SU Products you want!!

Please contact me with any questions or simply click on the "Join The Fun" tab above.  Thank you.  Now for todays sample featuring "Thoughtful Banners".................

Color Scheme I used:  Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight and White
The see-thru photopolymer stamps make lining up these images much easier!
I used the brand new Duet Banner Punch and the Hello You Thinlits

If you have any questions about this card, please ask.  Lori

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fresh Fruit Stamp Set and Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper by StampinUP

Made by demo Kim W.
I'm still waiting for my SU order to arrive & then I get to play with my very own "Fresh Fruit" Set!

This is the last card that I featured on my recent "emboss folder technique" video
I posted the other 2 "still photos" of the video projects in the past couple of days.
Color Scheme on this card:  Pear Pizzazz, Black, and White

Thank you for visiting!!  Lori

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BIG NEWS......Designer Tin of Cards Class, Paper Pumpkin Kit by Stampin’ Up On Sale and "Love You Lots" Sample

Check out this video and fall in love with the "Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit & matching stamp set of the same name!  This StampinUP Video inspired me to offer a class in my home where you would purchase your own Project Kit and use my stamp set (or purchase your own) to complete this awesome set of 16 standard size cards.  I really like this kit and want you all to like it too!  :)  Contact me if you want to learn more about the 4 dates in July I have scheduled for this very fun class!!  You can pick one date that will fit your schedule, if you live in the Peoria IL area.  GET EXCITED!!


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We have a MEGA deal For ONE DAY ONLY,
 new subscribers can get their first kit for just $5 USD/$7 CAD!
This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Technically that’s just shy of 31 hours—a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink!  If you have been wanting to give this kit a try,  take advantage of this offer to grab your first Paper Pumpkin kit for practically pennies.
Be ready to click “subscribe” at 5:00 on Thursday evening and please let me know if you have any questions.

Go to
and please choose Lori Helvick as your demonstator

  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.


This card was featured on my "embossing folder technique video" 2 or 3 days ago.  
Folks request to see the cards up close sometimes, so I wanted to show this again in "still" form.

If you have any questions about my last video, or the offers discussed today- just ask for more details.  Post a comment here or EM me at:
Thanks very much-  Lori

Monday, June 6, 2016

Confetti Celebration x 2 Card Samples

This was a card I did a video on 2 days ago (featuring emboss folder techniques)
These stars are sunk in-- not raised up.  Please check out my video if you have not already done so.
You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel (Lori Helvick)

Easy Peasey card and again features "Confetti Celebration"
C.A.S.E.D from Julie D.
Gotta love that washi tape, right?

Thank you for stopping and please come back often!  Lori

Sunday, June 5, 2016

New Stamp Set- "Painter's Palette" by Stampin'UP

This was a very simple card to make using Painter's Palette & Designer Series Paper (In Color Paper Stack)
I used Tip Top Taupe, Cherry Cobbler, and White for my color scheme
Any questions?  Let me know please.

Also, if you live in the U.S. and are in need of the new catalog- comment here or send an e-mail.
I will respond right away.  I would LOVE to be your demonstrator!!
I'm certainly not a high-acheiver with StampinUP, but they say "slow and steady wins the race"......
I've been a demo since 1999 and still enjoy this part-time job & thats what counts!   Rubber hugs- Lori

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Video w/ Embossing Folder Techniques & Lucky Stars/Confetti Celebration by StampinUP

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Please enjoy the video and card sample below that features both the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and new Confetti Celebration Stamp Set.

Other brand new items used beyond the stamp set include:
-Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
-Peekaboo Peach cardstock and ink
-Emerald Envy cardstock and ink

Check out my YouTube Channel for other stamping videos and "subscribe" so you won't miss out on the next one!  Any video ideas that you would like to see me share?  Don't be afraid to comment here and let me know.  You can also EM privately at:

Appreciate you all for visiting........Lori Helvick

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Love & Affection by Stampin'UP with all 5 New In Colors Used!

The five flowers featured today are all stamped w/ brand new In-Colors
I also used the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
The verse came from the stamp set Love & Affection.
I used a circle punch of course for the flowers & the top layer of vanilla card stock was cut with the 
"Lots of Labels Framelits"

If you have any questions beyond my brief description, please let me know.
Thank you very much for following my blog......Lori

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Brand New Catty Starts Today & "Fresh Fruit" by StampinUP is delicious!!

Today's the day!!  The brand new 2016-2017 Stampin'UP! Annual Catalog goes into effect! 

I really feel this is one of the best catalogs and SU outdid themselves for sure this time.  There is a nice variety in style of new stamp sets, dies and punches, and beautiful new designer are going to love it!  Please contact me if you need a copy of the catalog.

Display cards made by Kim W. for the On-Stage event in Utah.
She made all of us attendees fall in love with "Fresh Fruit" and I ordered it this morning  :)

If you have a favorite stamp set or item in the new catalog that you would like to see a sample of, please let me know what that is.  If I ordered your fave today, I might be able to make that happen
as soon as my order comes!  I do appreciate your thoughts on what you would like to see.

Thank you for stopping by-  Lori