How To Create A Vellum Envelope

How to create a vellum envelope using the Stampin' UP! envelope punch board. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I love the way a vellum envelope looks.  It just adds a certain flair to the finished card.

There are a few tricks to vellum envelopes.  I go over them in the video but I will mention them here as well:

  • Using bone folder to burnish the edges of the envelope can cause the vellum to get stress lines.
  • Use tear and tape adhesive to minimize the amount of adhesive showing in the envelope.
  • Use only permanent inks to address the envelopes.

Just a few more photos to show you how cute they are with cards in them.
Create a vellum envelope using the envelope punch board from Stampin' UP! Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com
Create a vellum envelope using the envelope punch board from Stampin' UP! Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com
If you want to purchase some vellum and the envelope punch board you can grab them in my online store.  Click the images below.
Make sure you use the new host code     so you can get the new FREE Card Kits for the month.
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FREE Card Kits For June 2016 – New Host Code

June card kits, free with purchase. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I am so excited to share this months card kits.

I love how they turned out and I used all new Stampin’ UP! products from the new catalog.  EEKS

Here’s how the free card kits work:

  1. Place your order using the current host code
  2. I mail the kits to you.

That’s it!  Simple as can be.

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I would love to have you join us next Wednesday for our live stream event.  I will show you how to put all of the kits together and we will talk new catalog stuff!  Should be tons of fun.
I have a couple of giveaways as well.  You don’t want to miss out.
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 A couple more photos for you to see each FREE card kit for this month.
  • Get kit #1 with $15 min purchase
  • Get kit #1 & #2 with a $35 min purchase
  • Get all 3 kits with a $50 min purchase
Free card kits with purchase at Luvin Stampin Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com
Free card kits with purchase at Luvin Stampin Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com
Free card kits with purchase at Luvin Stampin Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com
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How To Make A College Survival Kit

How to create a college survival kit for the high school graduate in your life. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I have a little something different for you today!

How to make a College Survival Kit.

High school graduation is such an exciting time and there is so much to look forward to.

For my cousin who graduates in just a few days, I thought the perfect gift would be a College Survival Kit.

I took to Pinterest to see what kind of ideas were out there.  Most of the kits were in boxes, or plastic totes.  However, I thought it would be nice for my cousin to have a tote bag.  Just in case her dorm room was too small to have a plastic tote.  This way she can unpack the bag and put the stuff where  she actually needs it to be.

If I was heading to college soon, this would be the gift I would want.  It’s all the little stuff that we don’t realize we need until we are without Mom and need it.

To see all the contents of the bag you can watch this video.

I pinned a lot of college survival kit ideas on my GIFTS board on Pinterest.  You can follow that board or just check it out by clicking HERE.
Here are all the items I put in the tote bag:
Highlighters, pencils, post it notes, ear plugs, pens, tylenol, ibuprofen, starbucks gift card, target gift card, cold stone creamery gift card, band aids, cold medicine, neosporin, chapstick, emergen-c, gum, quarters (for laundry), kleenex travel packs, tide stain and go, wet wipes, red vines.
I plan on adding the following:  microwave popcorn, top ramen, 3M tacks, lint roller, sunscreen, nail kit, on the go drink pouches you can add to bottles of water.
Thanks for popping in today.  I would love to hear any suggestions you have for graduation gifts or items that should be added to this bag.  Just post your comment below.
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Watercolor Ideas 4 Card + 1 Stamp Set, Love and Affection

Watercolor technique cards using NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! stamp set Love and Affection. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

The new Love and Affection stamp set from Stampin’ UP! is extremely versatile.

I can see this being used even in Christmas cards.  This is for sure a stamp set everyone will want to have come June 1st.  I bet it’s going to be really popular.

You can see all the different cards I made using just a few of the NEW Stampin’ UP! In Colors for 2016-2018.  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Emerald Envy.

Watercolor technique cards using NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! stamp set Love and Affection. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Watercolor technique cards using NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! stamp set Love and Affection. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Watercolor technique cards using NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! stamp set Love and Affection. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Watercolor technique cards using NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! stamp set Love and Affection. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Watercolor technique cards using NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! stamp set Love and Affection. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Watercolor technique cards using NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! stamp set Love and Affection. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Here is a video for you.  Hope you enjoy.  I show you how I created two of the cards.

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