I’m Still Here!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!!! I’m still here…..omg moving with a 1 year old is not easy. She is getting into everything, wandering all over and we are trying not to trip over her. She also has been a bit confused and clingy since we have been all over the place. Some days I have been packing and unpacking cars/boxes/houses with a 24 pound child strapped to my back. Needless to say I’m exhausted! So I thought I would chill on the couch with all of you while she naps! 🙂 I miss you all!

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Here is a fun and simple Fall card for any occasion this time of year! You could easily change the greeting to Happy Birthday or Thinking of You! The inspiration for this card came from Karla Endris. I feel in love with it the moment I saw it!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside. First I stamped the greeting on the front piece from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set. Next, I embossed it in the Subtle Embossing Folder. It is easier to stamp first on a smooth surface to get a cleaner look. The embossing gives a little bit of texture to the card. Then I added a piece of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to the left hand side and added it to the card front.

The pumpkins were stamped in Basic Black and punched out with the Apple Builder Punch. This coordinates perfectly with the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and you can Bundle & Save 10%! The pumpkins are Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie! The stem was done in Soft Suede & the leaf in Old Olive. I added a little twine from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack. To finish off the card, I added a few Rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones Pack. Another option is to use the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Marker and color your regular rhinestones. This works perfectly when you are making a lot and you run out! 🙂

Check out some other samples using the Harvest Hellos Bundle by clicking here! Have a wonderful day!!! I’m back to unpacking now that I have checked in to say I’m still here! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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October 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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Happy October!!!! We are still in the moving process so send all the good vibes and prayers our way! I wanted to jump on and let you all know the October 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!! Drum roll please………

October 2019 Free Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You get to pick!!!! The options this month are the Day of Thanks Stamp Set or the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set! I had lots of requests for both and I couldn’t decide so I went with both! 🙂 They are perfect for upcoming holidays and have greetings to use all year long! The Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set also has a coordinating punch and designer series paper! Of course, the turkey is perfect for Thanksgiving or even nature cards which would make the perfect masculine birthday card! These stamps are perfect for lots of different occasions!

When you place an order of $75 or more in the month of October 2019, you will get one of these sets for FREE! If you place your order online, just send me a message with your choice or I will reach out to you! It will be sent from me and not come with your actual order! Click here to start shopping and earning the October 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

Don’t forget that orders in increments of $40 earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers too! Woot Woot!

Back to packing and unpacking boxes and moving everything!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


It’s Closing Day!!!

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s Closing Day…..finally! I feel like this day was never going to come. We close on our first home this morning and start moving. Time to put all of my lists and planning into action!

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Here it is!!!! We are so excited and ready to start moving the boxes and chaos from one house to the next. This weekend we will be cleaning and doing a few things around the house. Then starting on Monday I will be moving items over and unpacking. I’m starting with the kitchen, bathrooms, and closets. We also want to do as much of Claire’s room as possible so that on our first night there her room looks similar. Then next weekend we are doing the official move of furniture and big items.

Stay tuned as I will be trying to do Facebook Lives during the move to show the packing up of 1 Stamp Room and unpacking into the NEW Laura’s Stamp Pad. The new place is about 3 times the size of my current stamp area. I can not wait!!!! It will be a work in progress because as I get settled I will see what I need and want to do with the space. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or tips, let me know in the comments below! I am open to all of them! If you have a favorite shelf or storage piece, let me know!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and if you would like to send happy vibes, prayers, or ju-ju our way for a safe and smooth move, that would be amazing! I’m off to sign a million papers!!! It’s Closing Day!

Don’t forget the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Paper Special this month! Only a few more days of this offer! Click here, here, and here to check out samples using some of the papers!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Laura’s Quick Tips: Removing Cardstock!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I have another one of Laura’s Quick Tips for you all! This one is on removing cardstock from your framelits/dies/thinlets. Sometimes the cardstock can get stuck in there and it is frustrating and sometimes results in it ripping when you try to take it out! Here are some tips to help you out!

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There are 2 things that I like to use when removing cardstock from my dies. The first one is the Take Your Pick Tool which has a few different tips to use. My favorite is the “pancake flipper” end. When I have a die like the Stitched Nested Labels that holds the cardstock in each of those stitched holes along the edge, it can be difficult to get it out. If you punch it out quickly sometimes the stitching rips or you end up with pressure spots on the label. To help with this, I simply slide the pancake flipper under the edge all around and slightly rotate it so it’s popping the cardstock out. Keep working your way around the end die until the cardstock is out. This is much less frustrating and keeps the die cut cardstock all pretty!

The other tool I use is Post It Note tape. This is the perfect amount of sticky without ripping the cardstock. It comes out smoothly and can be used over and over. When die cutting the embossed leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies, there are no holes in the dies to push out the cardstock if it gets stuck. Simply press the Post-It Note tape to the back and lightly tug. This will pull out the leaf perfectly intact!

I hope you found these super helpful and try them out yourself! If you have a fun tip that you would like to share, let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see the way I’m removing cardstock in action 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

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Season of Thanks!!!

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Tis the Season! The Season of Thanks! I am LOVING these blues and greens together and feel like I’ve fallen in love! Stampin’ Up really nailed it with the Come to Gather Suite!!! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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I am so in love with this card. It is elegant, Fall, and full of love! That’s perfect in my opinion!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took a piece of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it onto the front. Then I added a dab of adhesive in the center and pressed the strip of ribbon into it. This ribbon is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack. It is always best to add the adhesive to the cardstock than to the ribbon, it just sticks better that way!

Gather Together Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink. Be sure to stamp it on the far right side so there is room for the leaves and pumpkin on the left. This was stamped on a Very Vanilla Stitched Label! Those things are so beautiful and I love using them for all different styles of cards. On the left hand side, I adhered 2 textured leaves that were die cut from the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. Then I stamped the pumpkins in Soft Sea Foam and die cut those out as well. I added this entire piece to the card front over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Basic Sequins for some bling!

Come to Gather Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added some pumpkins and another greeting from the Gather Together stamp set! It’s just perfect!!!

If you would like to make this Season of Thanks card, click on the supplies listed below to get started! Also, a big thank you to all of you for checking out my blog and following me on this crafting journey! Hugs to you all!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Adding Cool Whip!!!

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Adding Cool Whip is always necessary when having hot chocolate right?? As a kid, we always ate the cool whip and then said we were done. I don’t think any of us really liked hot chocolate but we enjoyed the cool whip!

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How sweet is this card?? I just love the cute factor and that fun texture!!! So let’s get started on how I created this card!

I started with a Shaded Spruce card base. Then I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I die cut the white mugs with the Cup of Cheers Dies and placed them on the card. Scoot the mugs down a bit and using a pencil, draw a line across the top of the mugs from side to side. This will be your guide for adding the Puff Paint and making sure it isn’t too wide or too high on the card. Now let’s add puff paint and set it with the Heat Tool!

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TIPS FOR USING PUFF PAINT: It is very liquidy so be careful not to use too much or have it spill all over. After applying a thin layer, start heating it from the bottom of the cardstock to set it. Once you see a little shine around the edges, move to the top side to heat it. Be sure to hold it there for a decent amount of time because first it will look dry and then it will start to puff. Add more puff paint to fill in holes or increase your area. You can always add more but can’t always take it back. Also, remember that no 2 puff paints are going to look the same. It’s kind of like watercoloring!

After the Puff Paint is done, you can assemble the card. Don’t assemble first because the heat tool can melt your ribbon. I stamped the mugs with the Cup of Christmas greenery piece in Shaded Spruce Ink and then added them below the Puff Paint with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then I added a piece (2″ x 4″) of the Perfectly Plaid Designer Paper at the top. Taking the Shaded Spruce & Gold Ribbon, I added a strip across the card where the designer paper and cardstock meet. Securing the ends on the back side with Stampin Dimensionals and then added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Then I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with Holiday Rhinestones on either side!

Cup of Christmas Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using that same greenery stamp, I stamped each corner in Shaded Spruce Ink.

If you would like to watch me adding cool whip to this fabulous card, 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

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Boo To You!!!

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Halloween is right around the corner so now is the time to start working on your Halloween Projects. That might be treat bags, cards, tags, or home decor. Today, I’m sharing with you a cute Boo To You card with little monsters!!! Thank you to Tamra Davis for the inspiration for this card!

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Just a little scary….and hairy…but also super cute!!! There are 3 monsters in the Boo To You Stamp Set so you can really have lots of fun with this card!

I started with a Terracotta Tile card base. Using the Boo To You greeting and the Terracotta Tile Marker, I inked up just the word “Boo” and stamped it all over the background. You could also stamp the entire image if you wish. Next, I die cut out a square Stitched Shape in Smoky Slate. Then I stamped the monster in Basic Gray and colored him with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used Highland Heather and Pumpkin Pie but you can do any color!

Creepy Monster, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Per my husband since I’m not a monster aficionado, I left the finger tips white and then added some Glitter Crystal Effects. Also, I added some to the eyeballs and teeth! Once complete, I layered this piece onto Black Foil Paper measuring 3″ x 4″. Next, I took a piece of Terracotta Tile Scallop Trim Ribbon and colored down the center with a Black Stampin’ Blends. This changes the ribbon completely for a fun spooky look. I love it. TIP: The color does bleed on the ribbon so be gentle and swipe close to the scallop trim and allow it to bleed to fill in. I added this to the bottom of the foil paper securing the ends of the ribbon on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added it to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Boo To You Stamp Set and punched it out with the 1″ Circle Punch. Next, I layered it onto a Scallop Circle of Smoky Slate and added it to the card front.

Monster Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped another cute monster and stamped the other greeting in the set. Aren’t they just precious?!?!?! If you would like to make a Boo To You card for the little monsters in your life, click the supplies listed below. Also, check out this fun sample too!

Don’t forget that orders of $75 or more will earn the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set for FREE as a special offer through me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Frantic Friday!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! This is one crazy frantic Friday for me….and not closing day is next Friday! LOL That one will probably be as well. We are in the midst of packing, planning, and scheduling everything for the move. Then of course life still goes on and poor little Claire is teething something fierce again! Send Lindt Truffle! 🙂

I’m super excited because this weekend is Apple Butter weekend with my family and a big Family Reunion! You all know how much I love spending time with family and making memories! I’m pumped and ready to get this party started!

Frantic Friday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Before heading into the weekend, I just wanted to make sure you all knew about a few fabulous deals going on right now! Stampin’ Up has their Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale. Click here to start shopping that!!!

Don’t forget that the Fall Add On Cards & Envelopes Pack is still available. That is 24 cards and envelopes for just $10 and they are super cute! Check them out here!

The Free Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more is the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set! This one is perfect for all the upcoming months and holidays! If you place your order online, I will mail you this stamp set shortly afterwards! This offer is exclusively through me!

Of course all orders in increments of $40 will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers too! Woot Woot! Nothing like earning all kinds of goodies. After 10 Stickers, you will get a $40 Gift Certificate from me!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Bare with over the next few weeks with the move. I am not sure how much I will be able to post. Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Feels Like Frost!!!

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I can’t believe I didn’t show off this paper sooner because it is BEAUTIFUL!!! The Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Paper is amazing. It is a 6″ x 6″ pack and one side has silver foil prints. This makes it SUPER hard to decide which side to use. Check it out!

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Just look at this amazing paper….I’m in love! It can be used for so many different looks and that’s what makes it super versatile. One side of each sheet is a white and silver foil print. This can be used as is or you can add color by sponging, coloring, or brayering over the top. That means you can create any color of paper. These prints can also be used all year long.

The other side of the paper has very detailed, beautiful photographic images of winter/snow/frosted nature. The shades of blues and purples are just fabulous! They are so realistic and stunning that you don’t even want to cut up these sheets. Using them for a winter scrapbook page would be perfect!!!

Be sure to check out other Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper reveals here, here, and here!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, 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

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Paper Pumpkin Add-On!!!

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In August, Stampin’ Up released a Paper Pumpkin Add-On Kit which is 24 notecards and envelopes. It’s only $10 and that is a STEAL!!! They are so beautiful!!!

Paper Pumpkin Add-On, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is one design of the notecards. It is this beautiful Crumb Cake base with Pretty Peacock in the center. That amazing fall wreath has the perfect colors to match anything! I used the August Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set for the greeting and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. It’s perfect. Another option is using a greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. The twine is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack and the color is perfect! Quick and simple for sure!

Thanksgiving Day Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The other notecard in the pack is this beautiful watercolor one. Again it is Crumb Cake base with a layer of Whisper White and watercolors on top. Using Merry Merlot and the August Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set, I stamped the images. The flower image over the watercolors and the greeting onto scrap Crumb Cake. Using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched out the greeting and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This look would be perfect with any greeting!

I love these quick and simple cards using the Paper Pumpkin Add-On. They look amazing but can be whipped up in no time. You can even stamp some greetings and hold assemble them as needed! That way you always have the perfect card on hand.

If you would like to make these cards, check out the supply list below. Don’t forget all order of $75 or more will earn the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set for FREE this month! Woot Woot! Start shopping now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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