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A Moment To Introduce Myself

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hello, my name is Lori McBride and recently I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To tell you a little bit about myself, I’ve been a paper crafter for nearly 15 years and was a Stampin’ Up! Customer for nearly 5 years. I became a Demonstrator in August as a hobbyist but am interested in growing and turning my hobby into a business. I’m happily married to my husband, Rusty, for 13 years and we have three grown children. We have four fur babies. Two dogs and two cats and they are my Craft Companions. Pickle (dog – age 13 years), Tuna (cat – age 4 years), Bitty (cat – age 1 year) and our newest addition, Willa (dog – age 10 months). My degree was in dental but (as life often does) has thrown a few curve balls and so my current occupation (aside from Stampin’ Up Demonstrator) is a Farmhand working on a local farm that does field trips for children throughout the year and sells a variety of pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees. I volunteer quite a bit of time with my son’s Autism group amongst many other causes that are dear and true to my heart.

I hope that you will enjoy all of the projects that I plan on sharing with you, that they’ll inspire you and to help you grow as a crafter! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

FREE SHIPPING

Good afternoon and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you some exciting happenings that Stampin’ Up just announced to us this afternoon.

FREE shipping for 24 hours on June 24, 2021!!

Stampin’ Up RARELY offers free shipping but they’ve decided to do it!! For 24 hours on June 24th, all orders of $50.00 or more from our online stores!!

Please keep in mind that if you have any sort of Coupons that your retail value is over $50.00 before taxes or shipping would applied.

This amazing offer will only last until 11:59 PM on June 24th. This is a great time to nab what’s left on your list from the Retiring January-June Mini Catalog before they’re gone forever!!!

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you’ll take advantage of this great savings day by visiting and shopping at my online store.

http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

United Through Creativity

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you Cards that I created with the FREE PDF for #WorldDiversityDay. It feels amazing to be participating in this amazing worldwide celebration with the #UnitedThroughCreativity PDF.

There are 14 pages on the free PDF so it’s going to take quite a bit of time to do them all but I thought I’d share with you just a few that I’ve created so far.

This card holds very special meaning to me as I have friends and family members with a wide variety of disabilities so it means A LOT to me that Stampin’ Up included a disabled individual in this PDF.

For this card I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut the image, hand colored with the Stampin’ Blend Markers, trimmed the sentiment with my Stampin’ Trimmer and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of both the image and sentiment and adhered down on a Highland Heather Cardbase. I added 3 Artistry Blooms Sequins next to the sentiment and created a blank inside Cardbase for what I plan to include a heartfelt message to my friends. I will definitely be re-printing this image to do more.

My second sample I couldn’t help but to turn into a card for one of my Canadian friends. That maple leaf is just the best! I fussy cut the maple leaf with a pair of Paper Snips and hand colored it with the Light and Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend Markers. I added Sheet adhesive to the back of a scrap piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock and die cut the “Oh Canada” sentiment using the Playful Alphabet Dies and added them to a strip of Basic White Cardstock. I added a decent sized strip of Basic White Cardstock to the front of Poppy Parade Cardbase with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the maple leaf and then added Stampin’ Seal to the “Oh Canada” to adhere in place.

I made this card on Victoria Day but I’m going to mail it to my friend the end of June in celebration of Canada Day. I know she’s going to love it!!!

This card is going in my reserved pile until I find the right person to gift it to. I just used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the image and sentiment. I hand colored the image with Stampin’ Blends, added a little Stampin’ Seal to the back of the sentiment, added some Blackberry Bliss Ribbon, added some Stampin’ Dimensionals and added it to the front of the image. I added Stampin’ Seal Adhesive to the image and adhered it directly onto a Blackberry Bliss Cardbase. I added a few of the Artistry Blooms Sequins to the front just to take away some of the empty space.

I really hope that you enjoyed these projects and will join me again soon for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin everyone!!

To download the FREE PDF file and purchase any of the supplies needed for these projects visit my website at:

http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

Timeless Tropical Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride and the June 2021 Team Stamp It Blog Hop. The theme of our Hop this month is Summer.

For those who regularly follow my Blog, this project is going to double as my submission for the #SUColorChallenge Our color combination for June is:

Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black.

Thank you for joining me. I hope that you’ll continue to Hop along with all of the other very talented ladies participating this month:

At this time I’d like to congratulate the winner from last month’s hop:

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ll continue to hop along with us by visiting the other very talented ladies on the team:

Leave a comment using #teamstampit for your chance to win:

*Supplies*

Timeless Tropical Stamp Set

Sailing Home Stamp Set

*Cardstock*

Basic White

Bermuda Bay

Sahara Sand

*Ink*

Sahara Sand

Crumb Cake

Bermuda Bay

Momento Black

*Adhesives*

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Other*

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine

Stampin’ Trimmer

Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder

Blending Brushes

Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

Garden Birdhouses Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I created using Stampin’ Up’s *Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set* from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

*Supply List*

Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set

Wink of Stella

Chalk Marker

Blending Brushes

Basic White Cardstock

Night of Navy Cardstock

*Inks*

Momento Black

Night of Navy

Fresh Freesia

Polished Pink

Pale Papaya

Soft Succulent

Evening Evergreen

For all of your Stampin’ needs visit my online store at:

http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again soon for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!

Second Sale-a-bration Is Coming

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you information regarding Stampin’ Up’s second Sale-a-bration.

Beginning July 1st, Demonstrators can pre-earn Sale-a-bration items. The earning for Customers will be August 3rd-September 30th.

For those who aren’t familiar with what Sale-a-bration is:

This is the first time in Stampin’ Up’s 30 year history that they’ll conduct two Sale-a-bration Sales in a single year period.

Stampin’ Up releases a specific line of products for Sale-a-bration. These products can only be earned in two different tiers.

The first tier is earned at the $50.00 level. When you place a $50.00 order in my online store, you will be asked to select an item available from the $50.00 level of products available. It’s yours absolutely 100% *FREE* for your purchase.

We also have a second tier of products available at the $100.00 level. When you spend $100.00 in my online store, you will be asked to select an item at our second tier level and again it’s yours absolutely 100% *FREE*

You can also use your $100.00 Tier 2 earnings on two $50.00 Tier 1 items.

The great part of Sale-a-bration is that there’s NO LIMIT on how many of these great items you can earn.

In addition to earning great products it’s also a great time to join the Stampin’ Up family. Stampin’ Up usually runs an amazing Starter Kit Promotion during Sale-a-bration so if you missed out on the Join+ Promotion last month but would still like to join, Sale-a-bration may be perfect for you.

I really look forward to sharing all of the details and great products that Stampin’ Up will be releasing with you over the next nine weeks.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’re just as excited about what’s coming as I am and that you’ll join me again soon for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!!

July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today I’d like to share with you the details of July’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s Kit features:

ABOUT THE KIT

Name The Adventure Begins

Details

  • Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
  • Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July at

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2220757

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Bunches of Fun Stamp Set Update

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you an exciting update regarding the Bunches of Fun Stamp Set.

Last month, the Bunches of Fun Stamp Set (Item #1554444) had to be turned off due to a grammar error.

I’m pleased to announce this morning that the spelling error has been corrected and that the Bunches of Fun Stamp Set is now available for purchase.

We thank you for your understanding and patience while Stampin’ Up resolved this issue.

To order your Bunches of Fun Stamp Set visit my website at http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

Contoured Silhouette Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card that I created using a technique called “Silhouette” with really just a handful of basic supplies.

*Supply List*

Scalloped Countour Dies

In Good Taste Stamp Set

2021-2023 In Color Sample Pack Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Momento Black Ink

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Acrylic Block

Bone Folder

*Ahesives*

Stampin’ Seal

Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Measurements*

Soft Succulent Cardstock 5 1/2×4 1/4″ Cardbase

Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4″×4″

Strips 1/4″×3 3/4″

*Instructions*

Adhere the strips of Cardstock to the Basic White Matte Base using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

Die cut the flower from a scrap of Basic White Cardstock using your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhere it in place.

Stamp the sentiment in Momento Black Ink and adhere the Matte Base to the Cardbase.

Create a standard A2 Inside Cardbase (5 1/4″×4″) in Basic White Cardstock and you can turn this card into whatever occasion you’d like whether it be a Congratulations, Thinking of You, Thank You or Birthday card. The sky’s the limit.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ll join me again soon for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!

Get all of the supplies you need to create this project in my online store at:

http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

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All About Baby Treat Boxes

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you these adorable treat boxes perfect to thank guests for coming to a baby shower or Reveal party.

I decided to mix it up and use different colors than the other projects but when it comes Color Combinations – The choice is yours!

The supply list will vary between the two projects as I did a “Freestyle Friday” video when I did a live demonstration for a private party. Both projects also required some identical products which I will list after providing individual supplies of each along with measurements used when creating both projects.

The Color Combinations used in these projects are:

*Baby Girl Treat Box*

Polished Pink, Smoky Slate and Basic White

*Baby Girl Supply List*

Polished Pink Cardstock

Smoky Slate Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

2021-2023 In Color DSP

2021-2023 In Color Jewels

Polished Pink Classic Ink Pad

Smoky Slate Classic Ink Pad

*Baby Boy Treat Box*

Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate and Basic White

*Baby Boy Supply List*

Balmy Blue Cardstock

Smoky Slate Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad

Smoky Slate Classic Ink Pad

Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend

Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend

Blue Self Adhesive Gems

*Supply List*

All About Baby Bundle

Layering Circles Dies

Pick Your Banner Punch

Smoky Slate 7/8″ Textured Ribbon

*Adhesives*

Tear and Tape

Stampin’ Seal Adhesive

Mini Glue Dots

Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Other Helpful Supplies*

Paper Snips

Bone Folder

Take Your Pick Tool

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine

Stampin’ Trimmer

Ruler

*Measurements*

Cardstock 4″×11″ scored at 1″, 5″, 6″ and 10″ on Landscape (11″ long side)

Rotate to Portrait (4″ short side) and score at 1″ and 3″.

DSP – 1 3/4″×3 3/4″

1/4″×3″ Basic White Cardstock

1″ Straight Edge Circle Die

1 1/2″ Scalloped Circle Die

*Instructions*

Burnish all of your score lines with your Bone Folder well.

Using your Paper Snips remove two of the small squares on the 4″ side. Cut up to score lines on remaining pieces. Wedge out small squares just slightly.

Rotate Cardstock and repeat cutting up to score lines and wedging out small squares.

Flip your Cardstock over and add Tear and Tape to the Portait side of the Cardstock where you removed the two small squares. Adhere to the other end of the Cardstock.

Fold in the small flaps to the inside of the box and one of the rectangular pieces, add Tear and Tape to the remaining rectangular piece and adhere together.

*Note*

Do not seal up the top of your box.

*Instructions*

Add the DSP to the front of your box. Stamp onesie image and die cut with your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. Die Cut your circles.

Adhere the small circle to the center of the scalloped circle using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

*Keep It Simple*

Adhere the onesie to the center of the scalloped circle.

*Step It Up*

Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the onesie. Stamp the “thank you” sentiment to the 1/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. Use the Pick Your Banner Punch to create banner and trim off excess. Add a Mini Glue Dot to one end and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the other end and secure in place.

Using your Take Your Pick Tool add a jewel to the sentiment.

*Final Step*

Lay a fair amount of ribbon under and over the box and trim. I make sure that there’s a fair amount on each side of the box. Tie a knot on top of the box to keep the top closed. If the ribbon slides just slightly during the tieing process – it is okay – just slide the ribbon back to center.

*Note*

I ran out of my Smoky Slate DSP so for the little boy Treat Box I used the same measurement listed above for the DSP and created my own DSP using the Stampin’ Blend Markers listed above, a ruler and a piece of grid paper. You can absolutely use the Stampin’ Write Markers to do this as well. Whichever you choose to use to create this project, make sure that you clean your ruler with your Stamp Shammy between colors.

This project isn’t just for baby showers or gender Reveal parties. Stampin’ Up has a variety of products that can convert this project into any any occasion project. I’ve done them for baby showers, birthdays, holidays, weddings and it is by far my most favorite box template for all occasions.

To purchase the supplies needed for this project visit my online store at:

http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ll join me again for another edition soon. Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

All About Baby Cupcake Decorations

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you how to make these cupcake decorations perfect for a baby shower.

*Supply List*

All About Baby Bundle

Layering Circles Dies

2021-2023 In Color DSP (baby girl)

2020-2022 In Color DSP (baby boy)

*Cardstock*

Soft Sea Foam (baby girl)

Pale Papaya (baby boy)

Basic White (both)

*Ink*

Fresh Freesia (baby girl)

Pale Papaya (baby boy)

Grey Granite (baby girl)

Pear Pizzazz (baby boy)

*Adhesive*

Stampin’ Seal

Tear and Tape

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Mini Glue Dots

Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Other Supplies*

Toothpick

Acrylic blocks

Paper Snips

Take Your Pick Tool

Pick A Banner Punch

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine

*Measurements*

1 1/2″ straight edge circle die

2″ Scallop Die

1/4″×3″ scrap of Basic White Cardstock

*Instructions*

Die cut two pieces of Cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies. Die cut the DSP using the straight edged Layering  Circles Dies. Stamp and die cut the little onesies.

Adhere the DSP to the front of one of the scalloped circles using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive. Align the toothpick to the back and bottom of the scalloped and secure in place with a small amount of Tear and Tape. Add a fair amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the center back of the scallop and add the second scallop. Hold in place just a few seconds to allow Adhesive to bond the two Scallops together.

Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the onesie and secure to front of the DSP.

Punch the 1/4″ strip with the Pick Your Banner Punch and stamp the “hello little one” sentiment. Trim with Paper Snips and adhere across the onesie with Mini Glue Dots.

Just like that – your cupcake decorations are complete. Dozens of these can be made very quickly if needed.

The other really great thing about this project is that it’s not just for baby showers or Reveal parties. The colors and supplies can be changed to Host a number of occasions using the exact same set of instructions.

Shop for all of the products to create these precious cupcake decorations by visiting my website at:

http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ll join me again soon for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!