Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Very Vanilla~ Plain or Good?

Just like Icecream flavours...when you go for Vanilla, is it boring? or just exactly right? And why do we always say plain vanilla, like it's automatically a bad thing? Mind you, even the tastiest Vanilla cone tastes better with Sprinkles.
Tonight, I got a chance to make a few more Christmas cards for a class I'm doing tomorrow. We are using Very Vanilla as a base and I really like how bright and clean they look. This first card, I loved when I saw it online with a different base and papers but liked the sketch they had used with the skates.

I had to add the little red laces again, because it adds the right touch, and everyone has agreed over the past few weeks of working with this set.
To add a little pizzazz to the class, I decided to show them this simple Fancy fold. I came up with this card. Using the sled from the same set, Winter Memories, I coupled it another piece from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. This little pad of paper is well priced with the variety of these wonderful 2-sided papers!

Enjoy your weekend!



  1. I am amazed at how good you can make cards look...while still keeping them simple. I stamp and layer. Look...embellish, rearrange, layer, embellish...and still think...yikes! haha. I guess simple works. And I need to restrain myself!

  2. What lucky class members! They will have cute samples to work with.

  3. Pretty papers and layouts for these wonderful holiday designs!! I love the vanilla!

  4. I agree with Dorothy. You class members are so lucky. I wish I had this stamp set. Every time I see it used I like it more.

  5. These are some fantastic holiday cards. I really like the fancy folded card. And there's nothing BORING about vanilla!