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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!

Last Chance Sale

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 the Last Chance Sale beginning December 1st. These are products Retiring from the July-December Mini Catalog.

Some items on the list will be carrying over but will no longer be offered with the 10% Bundled Savings and will not be available again until the July-December Mini Catalog in 2022 while others are gone forever!!

During the sale, Stampin’ Up! will over items discounted at 50% savings if you’re a Customer and 70%-75% discount if you’re a Demonstrator!!!

Check out the very long list below:

I can not empathize the importance of not waiting enough!! Once this sale begins, items will sell out VERY quickly!! Make your list, check it twice and be ready to shop till you drop!!

http://www.lorimcbride.stampinup.net

November Color Challenge

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.

First, I’d like to apologize for long hiatus from crafting world but I have been super busy in my personal life but I assure you – I’m still here and excited to be back!!!

Today, I’d like to share with you my take on the November #SUColorChallenge. This month’s Challenge features:

As well as a sneak peek of a Stamp and Die Set that will be in Stampin’ Up’s brand *NEW 2022 January-June Mini Catalog*

As an OnStage attendee, I was able to preorder the Heart & Home Suite early to begin to use and to use at OnStage for our Stamp & Share Experience.

Although this Blog Post is publishing later in November (after OnStage) it was created November 1st and is the first card which I went outside of the Suite and my first actual project using some of the elements in the *Heart & Home Suite*

*Supply List*

Heart & Home Bundle

Classic Matte Dots

Fresh Freesia Ribbon

Blending Brushes

*Cardstock*

Basic White

Blackberry Bliss

Vellum

*Inks*

Fresh Freesia

Smoky Slate

Blackberry Bliss

Momento Black

*Adhesives*

Mini Glue Dots

Stampin’ Seal

Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Stampin’ Blends*

Fresh Freesia

Smoky Slate

Blackberry Bliss

Color Lifter

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

http://www.lorimcbride.stampinup.net

Stamp & Share Experience

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 my take on the Stamp & Share Experience cards presented at OnStage@Home 2021 event hosted by Stampin’ Up! featuring the upcoming *Heart & Home Suite* from the upcoming *2022 January-June Mini Catalog*

Granted, I had to go a little rogue with my projects but I still had an absolute blast creating them! I am planning on doing a Facebook Live event to show you exactly how these are created as well as offering a free bonus tutorial (not pictured) for an alternate project that I designed using the full Suite when you purchase $50.00 or more from my online store. During my video, I will show you three different ways to create these cards so they’re perfect for any level of crafter.

In the meantime, I hope that you’ll enjoy my twist and take on these three projects and will join me Wednesday at 8:00 PM CT on my Cards and Creations by Lori McBride Facebook page for that video and *MEGA REVEAL* of what’s coming in the 2022 January-June Mini Catalog!!

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!!

December 2021 “Lots of Pun” Paper Pumpkin Kit

What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!

The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!

Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!

ABOUT THE KIT

Name Lots of Pun

Details

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

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

Seasonal Sale Details

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 the details of our Seasonal Sale! This year’s sale will be from November 16th-18th.

Discounts include 10% off ink pads, 15% off cardstock and 20% off dies from the Annual Catalog.

Did you know that we’ve also got an awesome Promotion going on for those interested in becoming Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators?

When you join the Stampin’ Up! family, you will receive:

$129.00 of product of your choice for $75.00

FREE SHIPPING on your Starter Kit

A 20% DISCOUNT on all future Stampin’ Up! orders

What does this mean for the upcoming Seasonal Sale? It means in *ADDITION* to the great savings of the Seasonal Sale, you can *DOUBLE* your savings on November 16th-18th!!

Also, today is the *FINAL* day to subscribe to the November “Gifts Galore” Paper Pumpkin Kit. I’m looking forward to sharing this great Kit featuring snowman, Christmas trees and stacks of gifts both online and in person classes and also creating some fun alternates!! Subscribe today by visiting the following link and let’s get ready to get festive this holiday season!!

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

Join my team or get ready to shop till you drop at:

http://www.lorimcbride.stampinup.net

Start with Savings!!

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 a massive Stampin’ Up! Promotion beginning November 4th and ending November 30th!!

The Start With Savings Promotion will allow you to chose $125.00 worth of product of your choice for just $75.00!! Will include *FREE SHIPPING* on your Starter Kit!!

Did you know that when you decide to Join the Stampin’ Up! Family that you can enjoy a 20% Discount on any future orders?!

Join my team and our Stampin’ Up! Family in just ONE day and ask me about Quick Start to increase that discount to 25%!!!

http://www.lorimcbride.stampinup.net

Festive & Bright Halloween Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride and our monthly Team Stamp It Blog Hop. The theme for our Hop this month is Halloween/Fall.

Today I’d like to share with you this Spooktacularly Cute card that I created using Stampin’ Up’s *Festive & Bright Bundle* as well as a handful of other goodies from the July-December Mini Catalog.

At this time I’d like to congratulate the winner of last month’s Blog Hop:

Please leave a comment using #teamstampit for a chance to win this month’s prize:

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ll join me again soon and that you’ll continue to Hop along with the other very talented ladies on our team:

1.Tami White – Stamp with Tami
2.Linda Cullen – Crafty Stampin’
3.Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s Inklings
4.Gigi Melone – Gigi Stamps
5.Luly Gonzalez – Painted Ladies Journal
6.Christina Miller – Christina’s Creative Corner
7.Sarah Schatilo – SassyPaperCrafts
8.Kim Quade – Kim Plays with Paper
9.Lori McBride – Cards and Creations
10.Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps
11.Shannon Lorenz-Hatch – Stamping with Shannon Hatch
12.Tina Wardell – Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot
13.JaNette Howard – Let’s Get Inky
14.Jodie Ball – Jodie’s Ink Spot
15.Nancy Dodge – YB Stamp
16.Cindi Clarke – Crafty Clark

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!!

*Supply List*

Festive & Bright Bundle

Frightfully Cute Bundle

Cute Halloween DSP

Cute Stars Adhesive backed Sequins

White Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Black Glitter Paper

*Inks*

Momento Black

Highland Heather

*Cardstock*

Basic Black

Basic White

Highland Heather

Smoky Slate

*Stampin’ Blend Markers*

Light and Dark Highland Heather

Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie

Light and Dark Old Olive

Dark Daffodil Delight

Dark Basic Black

World Cardmaking Day

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 the 2021 World Cardmaking Day. World Cardmaking Day is October 2, 2021.

This year I’ve decided to use the Strong Of Heart Stamp Set. The Strong Of Heart Stamp Set is our Make A Difference Stamp Set featured in our July-December Mini Catalog. $3.00 of each Stamp Set purchased will be donated by Stampin’ Up! to different heart health organizations.

To order your Strong Of Heart Stamp Set please visit my online store at:

http://www.lorimcbride.stampinup.net

And plan on joining me online October 2nd for World Cardmaking Day!! Together we can Make A Difference!!

October “Peaceful Christmas” Paper Pumpkin Kit

Good evening 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 the October 2021 “Peaceful Christmas”Paper Pumpkin Kit.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting. 

Why Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin introduces customers to an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. Plus, the carefully chosen components of each Paper Pumpkin kit highlight the unbeatable versatility and coordination our products provide! This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind—inspires customers to continue crafting after the kit is complete. With Paper Pumpkin, it’s simple: share what you love, and help others find joy through creativity! 

ABOUT THE KIT

Name Peaceful Christmas

Details

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the October 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 September and 10 October at 

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

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

Cutest Halloween Sweater 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 this cute card I created with Stampin’ Up’s *Knit Together Bundle* and portions of the *Cutest Halloween Suite* from the July-December Mini Catalog.

*Supply List*

Knit Together Bundle

Cutest Halloween Suite

Black Glitter Paper

*Ink*

Momento Black

Daffodil Delight

Smoky Slate

*Cardstock*

Daffodil Delight

Very Vanilla

Basic White

*Adhesives*

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Adhesive Sheets

Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Other Helpful Tools*

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Stamparatus

Take Your Pick Tool

Paper Snips

*Meaurements*

Cardbase – 5 1/2×4 1/4″

Matte Base 5 1/4″×4″

*Instructions*

I started by loading the Very Vanilla Matte Base into the Stamparatus and stamping it with the Knit Background Stamp in Smoky Slate Ink.

I placed Adhesive Sheets on the back of the Black Glitter Paper and Daffodil Delight Cardstock and cut the zig zags and hearts out using my Stampin’ Cut Emboss Machine and the Knit Dies.

Using the punch from the Cutest Halloween Suite, I punched out the pumpkins and cats from the Cutest Halloween DSP.

I also used the punch to punch out the ghosts and then stamped the little faces in Momento Black Ink.

Using my Take Your Pick Tool I removed the paper backing from the Adhesive Sheets and placed the pieces line by line across the Matte Base adhering the pumpkins, ghosts and black cats with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock I stamped the “Hey Boo” sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink and used Paper Snips to trim. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhered it in place.

The inside Matte Base is our standard 4″×5 1/4″ in Very Vanilla. I used the “Fa (boo)lous” sentiment stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink to complete the project.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and will join me again soon for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!!!

*Reminder*

This is a great time to order $50.00 from my online store and earn *FREE* Sale-a-bration items. Sale-a-bration will end September 30th.

Tomorrow is the very last day to subscribe to September’s Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Subscribe today but clicking:

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

Remember that when you purchase a 3 month prepaid Subscription you instantly qualify for free Sale-a-bration items now!

http://www.lorimcbride.stampinup.net