Let’s Get the Party Started!!!

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It’s the middle of the week so normally things are a bit ho hum. NOT THIS WEEK!!! Let’s Get the Party Started with Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza!!!!

Let's Get the Party Started, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Starting today and ending on Friday, November 22nd, Stampin’ Up has 15% off select items!!! Neutrals, Regals, and In-Colors Stamp Pads and Cardstock are all a part of it and I’m so excited! Now is the time to stock up on cardstock. Fill in with those missing colors you don’t have yet in your collection. Give as a gift to someone who is just getting started. Have fun shopping before all the chaos next week!!! WOOT WOOT

Online Extravaganza 2019, www.LaurasStampPad.com

But wait there is more….. These 8 bundles are also on sale for 15% off! If they are on your wish list, now is the time to get them. If they aren’t on your wish list, I HIGHLY suggest getting the Free As A Bird Bundle with those amazing Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Those are amazing and so versatile to use for all kinds of cards. The Memorable Mosaic Bundle is another favorite because that punch is used on like 75% of my cards! It is so handy to grab and punch! Check out these samples using these amazing products below!

Stamp Bundle Samples

Click here, here, and here for a few links to some of these amazing cards.

Click here to start shopping and see all of the goodies or click the links below! I didn’t link each individual color of inks and cardstock but those are all available as well!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday: Simple & Snowy!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! These gift card holders are simple and snowy and just perfect to spruce up any gift card!!! They are so simple to create that you will want to give gift cards to everyone this year. PS: You can give a Stampin’ Up Gift Card too! Ask me how!

simple & snowy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these adorable?? I got the idea for these from the amazing Terri Gaines!!! I love swapping ideas with fellow stampers. This little gift card idea was shared at the event I attended over the summer!

Snowman Gift Card Holder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Decorate the front all simple & snowy as well as the side card for the perfect look! You could always write on the inside too since it is all hidden down in the sleeve!

Cup of Cheer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All of the details for making these is in the Video Tutorial below but I will share the dimensions here as well.
The Designer Series Paper (or Navy piece) measures 2″ x 8-1/2″ and is scored at 4-1/4″.
Then the belly band measures 2-3/4″ x 5-3/8″ and is scored at 1-1/2″ from both ends.
The card insert measures 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″.

The ribbon is 12″ long!

Check out the full tutorial of this simple & snowy gift card holders in the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Golden Goddess!!!

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I sure did! My Mom came yesterday and we stamped her Christmas Cards!!! It was so much fun and a good time to catch up! Today, I’m sharing another samples using the Christmastime is Here Suite. Check out this Golden Goddess!!!

Golden Goddess, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just so elegant and beautiful! It would be perfect for a wedding card too!!! All white and gold and so amazing!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I embossed another piece of Whisper White with the Subtle Embossing Folder and added it to the front. Then with yet another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Christmas Rose in Gold Delicata Ink. Be sure to set it aside a bit to dry completely. I have found sometimes it smears if it isn’t fully dry. Once it is dry, I used the coordinating Roses Dies to die cut the rose and the greeting label. The greeting was also stamped in Gold Delicata!

Golden Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To assemble, I flipped the rose over and added three little loops of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon. This stuff is just stunning! Using the Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the ribbon and then all over the rest of the rose, I then added it to the card front! The greeting was also added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know me and my love for those things. To finish it off, I added a few Gold Glittered Enamel Dots! LOVE!!!!

Don’t forget that these items are while supplies last so click the supplies below to get your today and recreate this beautiful golden goddess card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Product List
Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Christmas Rose Bundle (English)
$61.00
Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad
$11.00
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$10.00

Laura’s Quick Tips: Cutting Ribbon!!!

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Ribbon is my #1 embellishment for sure. I just love the different textures, the shine, and the ways you can use it. Tie a bow, tie a knot, lay it flat, wiggle it behind the focal point….so many options! Today, I thought I would share a Laura’s Quick Tips on cutting ribbon and getting a clean line!

Ribbon Cutting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The 2 major points is to make sure you are holding the ribbon tight on both ends of where you are cutting. This makes for a nice clean line where the scissors aren’t munching or pushing the ribbon. The next time is to have clean scissors. I clean mine often with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel! It takes off the sticky and gunk.

If you would like to watch me cutting ribbon with a nice clean line, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Don’t forget that the Christmastime is Here Suite is still available. The products can be purchased as a bundle or individually! This is super awesome because you can go back and get more of that fabulous gold ribbon and Glittered Enamel Dots. LOVE THOSE! Click here to check it out. Click here to see samples using these products!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Paper Snips
$10.00

Let The Paper Steal The Show!!!

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Let the paper steal the show and you have a quick and simple card created in no time at all. Check out this beautiful card using the Christmastime is Here Suite!!! Also, remember these items are while supplies last so click the supplies below to get yours today!

Steal the Show, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Christmastime is Here Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto Soft Sea Foam (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then added those layers to the card front.

For the greeting, I die cut the label using the coordinating Roses Dies and stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler Ink. The greeting is from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set. I felt the greeting didn’t pop enough so I layered this onto some Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut out a little layered look. Since the lines are straight, this wasn’t that hard. To finish it off, I added a little piece of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon to the back, securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Christmas Pines, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I used images from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set to stamp along the top and bottom. This greenery look is perfect for Christmas time! It was stamped in Mossy Meadow and the greeting in Cherry Cobbler! You could always add some of the greenery to the envelope as well! 🙂 Such a fabulous card that is super quick since you are letting the designer paper do all of the work and steal the show!

Remember to get these beautiful products before they are gone as they are while supplies last! Check out more samples using these products here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Product List
Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Christmas Rose Bundle (English)
$61.00

Layering Label Dies!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m going to show you how Layering Label Dies really takes a greeting or focal point up a notch! Check this out!

Layering Label Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is fairly quick and simple and yet still has that wonderful WOW factor! I used the Christmastime is Here Suite!!! So fun and less time consuming than coloring the giant roses like this card!

Check out these entire tutorial of this card and the layering label dies technique in the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

To recreate this card, click on the supplies listed below! Also, don’t forget that when you spend $75 or more in the month of November you will earn the To Every Season Stamp Set for FREE!!! This offer is exclusive through me! No code necessary, just enjoy shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Wishing You Well!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you had an amazing weekend! I sure did! Lots of family time and a little bit of relaxing time….that’s my kind of weekend! 🙂 What about you??? Let me know your perfect weekend plans in the comments below!!! Then we can get to this Wishing You Well Fall Card!

wishing you well, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is quick and simple to create. You can get 9 of these from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper! Add a different greeting for the occasion and it’s perfect all Fall long!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and layered on some of the Come To Gather Designer Paper (4″ x 4″). On the lower portion, I stamped the greeting from the Gather Together Stamp Set. The greeting was stamped in Cajun Craze Ink. Then I took some of the Come To Gather Satin Ribbon and tied it around when the designer paper ended. This gives a smoother transition from designer paper to solid cardstock. Add this to the card front and you are all set!

I will admit that this satin ribbon is rather wide and therefore makes a thick knot. Normally I’m not a fan of such a chunky embellishment and press on it a little to soft/flatten it and you are golden! You could always use twine in the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack or just place a strip of the satin ribbon across and not tie it. It’s all up to you!!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Fall! I’m wishing you well! 🙂 Check out more samples using these products here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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What Do You Stamp With When Coloring???

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Today, I have another one of Laura’s Quick Tips to share with you! This came from a question I got from my Facebook Page. The question was what do you stamp with when coloring??

What Do You Stamp With, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My answer this question is Basic Gray! That is what I prefer to use when I am coloring with Stampin’ Blends or Watercoloring. I find that Basic Gray has a soft subtle look verses a bold black look. This is just my opinion so you can use what you would like. Check out these photos to see both options! Let me know which you prefer in the comments below!

Black or Gray, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to watch me show off the options of “What Do You Stamp With”, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Don’t forget about the Christmastime is Here Suite!!! These items are while supplies last so don’t wait long or they will be gone!

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Artfully Aware Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50

Warmth & Love!!!

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That’s what we all need this time of year – warmth & love! Am I right??? Well I hope this card brings it to all of you!!!

warmth & love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m so in love with the Christmastime is Here Suite. All of the amazing products are used in this card. The Stamps, coordinating Framelits, Gold Ribbon, Designer Paper, and Gold Enamel Embellishments are all part of it!

Here I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Then I layered on a piece of the Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper (4″ x 4″). This means that you can get 9 cards from 1 sheet of the paper. Next, I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler at the top from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set and tied some of the ribbon around the card front.

Red Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the roses, I stamped them in Basic Gray and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede and Old Olive were the colors I used! After die cutting it out, I added it to the card front and just trimmed off the part hanging over. To finish it off, I added some of the Gold Glittered Enamel Embellishments! STUNNING!!!

Be sure to check out this post and this one for more on this amazing bundle full of warmth & love. It is while supplies last so don’t delay. Click the supply list below to get yours today!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Product List
Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00

Christmas Roses!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s technique is a bit tricky…..stamping or coloring! Can you guess which one I did on these Christmas Roses?? Which one do you prefer??

Christmas Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am just loving the Christmas Roses Stamp Set that just came out this month! The image is stunning and so fun to color! The card above is actually colored rather than stamped with all of the coordinating images. While stamping was easy to do as the images are photopolymer, I found coloring to be more fun!

This card was created super quickly as I just stamped in the image in Basic Gray and then colored it with Stampin’ Blends. Next, I die cut it with the coordinating Roses Dies. After that, I added it to the card. The card base is Mossy Meadow with a piece of the Christmastime Is Here Designer Series Paper!!! While the Suite has a lot of gold in it, I decided to branch out and use some silver for the card.

Coloring Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Meanwhile, stay tuned for tomorrow’s card where I show more fabulous samples using the Christmastime is Here Bundle. Remember it is while supplies last so get these fun products before they are gone!

If you would like to watch me show off these Christmas Roses, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Product List
Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmas Rose Stamp Set (English)
$38.00