Delicate Detail Butterflies are Perfect For Spring!!!

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Spring is here and these Delicate Detailed Butterflies are perfect for all your cards right now! I love the colors and different styles of lace!!! Let’s get started on how I created this!

Delicate Detail Butterfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base. Then I took a scrap piece of Very Vanilla (big enough for my butterfly framelit) and stamped each of the lace details from the Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set! You can space them super close together or farther apart. It is all up to you! I did a few more after this sample and found I liked it much better when they were close together. The colors I used are Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Blushing Bride. These are all in Subtles Collection! Once I had my lace background all complete, I die cut out the butterfly with the Bold Butterfly Framelits! Using the other detailed butterfly in the set, I die cut a Pool Party butterfly!

Next, I took a piece of So Saffron cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting from Suite Sentiments Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I wrapped some Gold Natural Trim around the cardstock and adhered it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, I added the two butterfly to the card front. For the large butterfly, I used Stampin Dimensionals and for the smaller one I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen. For just a little bit more bling, I added some Gold Dazzling Details down the center of the blue butterfly! Be sure to set this aside to allow the glitter to dry!

This card would make a great Easter Card as well! Don’t forget there is only ONE WEEK left of Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up added new catalog items this week that you can redeem as your Sale-A-Bration item with every $50 order!!! So you can pick from any of these items (minus the card tin which is sold out) or these items that came out in February (minus the Glimmer Paper) or any of these catalog items!!! There are so many fabulous goodies to pick from!! Click here to start shopping and earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Picks for the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit with the Sale-A-Bration Promotion!

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Today, I thought I would share my picks for the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit during the Sale-A-Bration Promotion! This was actually really hard for me to pick so I totally understand why it might be hard for you as well!! Here is what I came up with…..

My Picks for the Stampin' Up Starter Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

During Sale-A-Bration, you can join Stampin’ Up! (and my Fabulous Friends Team) for just $99.00 (plus tax)! You get free shipping ($10 value), $125 in any product you wish, AND 2 Stamps Sets of your choice (any dollar value, $104 value). That’s a $239 value for just $99!!! There is no obligation once you sign up. You can do as little or as much as you wish as a demonstrator – enjoy the discount yourself and never sell to others, place orders for you and your friends, or create a business. Whatever you wish you do, you can do! That’s the best part of it all! Click here to join now!

So now here are my picks for the Stampin’ Up Starter Kit for the seasoned stamper that has the basics! The stamper who has been having fun for years but decided to enjoy that discount. Maybe you just couldn’t pass up this amazing deal!

~My 2 FREE Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Beautiful You Stamp Set – both great sets with greetings and images! You can go with Clear like I did or pick the Wood Style!

~For the $125 in product: Lift Me Up Bundle (Stamp Set & coordinating Framelits), So In Love Bundle (Stamp Set & coordinating Framelits), Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, & Fine Tip Glue Pen

These products total $124.25 so technically I’m letting $0.75 go so you could always change things out to get exactly $125.00 I love the bundles because you are saving 10% and who doesn’t like discounts on top of deals! I sure love a great deal!

New Stamper Starter Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now I did my picks for the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for the beginner stamper who is just getting started and wants it ALL!

~My 2 FREE Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Beautiful You Stamp Set – both great sets with greetings and images! You can go with Clear like I did or pick the Wood Style!

~For the $125 in product: Stampin’ Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Bone Folder, Tin of Cards Stamp Set, Basic Black Archival Ink Pad, 2016-2018 In-Color In Pad Collection, 2016-2018 In-Color Cardstock Collection, Whisper White Cardstock, Clear Block D, Clear Block A

This is a little mix of paper, stamps, ink and a few accessories! You could always omit the Tin of Card for more inks or Stampin’ Scrub & Mist. That’s the cool thing! You can mix and match to what you want/need the most!

You could always go the Big Shot and some dies or even an album, Project Life Card Collections, and other memory keeping items! What would you pick out for your Starter Kit?? Let me know in the comments below! If you would like to Join Stampin’ Up and enjoy all the amazing benefits and this fabulous deal, click here for more information and remember to do it before March 31st when this offer ends!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy Birthday, Gorgeous!!!

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Not only does this card have beautiful flowers on it but the greeting – Happy Birthday Gorgeous is just amazing!!! I love these colors too!!! Now let’s get started!
Happy Birthday Gorgeous, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base. Then, I layered on a piece of Melon Mambo measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. For the focal point, I used a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ 5″). Using the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight Ink and Melon Mambo Ink. I stamped some of them in full strength and some stamped off. This gives that variation of color and the illusion that some are up front and others in back like a bouquet or field of flowers! I did the same with the stem and leaves in Wild Wasabi Ink. For the centers of the flowers, I used Basic Black and used the stamped off look on the lighter flowers! Another great tip is to make the images fall off the paper so that it looks like the pattern continues!

Now you can add this piece to the card front on top of the Melon Mambo layer! For the greeting, I stamped Happy Birthday Gorgeous in Basic Black from the Beautiful You Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch and punched out another one in Melon Mambo. I cut the pink one in half and added a piece to the top and bottom of the greeting for that perfect layered look. Click here for a video tutorial. Next, I placed a piece of White Organza Ribbon folded in half on the back of the greeting and secured it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and added it to the card front. I am loving this card!!!

Don’t forget that you can get the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set for FREE with a $50 order till the end of March! Sale-A-Bration is an amazing time to stock up and enjoy getting those items on your wish list because you get to pick a free item with every $50 you spend. As a Hostess or with an order of $250 or more, you earn an additional $25 in Hostess Benefits too!!! If your wish list is long, joining Stampin’ Up if the way to go for sure. You get $229 in product for just $99.00 (plus tax, free shipping)! How amazing is that?!?!?!?! Click here for more information or reach out to me if you have any questions! There are no obligations once you join to do parties or sell to friends. You can do what you would like as a demonstrator! You have nothing to lose!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Doing The Smack Down!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means??? It means I have a fabulous technique to share with you and that is doing the Smack Down Technique!!! Check this out!!!

Doing The Smack Down, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I know I love flowers a lot a lot but this technique is amazing with these flowers. How can you not love this card?!?!?! I got this technique from fellow demonstrator – Mary McNeely! I love sharing ideas with others stampers!

This card starts with a Island Indigo card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) to create this masterpiece. Using the Flower Patch Stamp Set, I stamped down the largest flower (Rose Red Ink) down. Then without going back to the ink, smack down the stamp all around that original stamped flower. Just pound, pound, pound it all around. Then go back to the ink, stamp another flower and then smack down all around it. I did the next flower (pointy one) in Peekaboo Peach Ink and the smaller rounded petal flower in Island Indigo Ink. The leaves were done in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I’m telling you this card is so much fun to create and lets out any and all stress you might have. Stamping is such amazing therapy!

After stamping all the flowers, I layered this onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I wrapped some Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon around it and tied it into a knot. I added this piece to my card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals so it would be nice a smooth with that ribbon! I finished off the card with a few White Perfect Accents in the middle of the large flowers!

For the greeting, I used the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped it onto Whisper White. I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch! Next, I punched out another one in Rose Red and cut it in half to layer a piece to the top and a piece to the bottom for that perfect layered look. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! This is my 300th Video!!! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new!!! I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


I Am Loving the Glimmer Paper Assortment!!!

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The Glimmer Paper Assortment is one of the NEW Sale-A-Bration items and it is by far my favorite of the 3 new ones!!! Since it comes in 6″ x 6″ squares, you really want to savor each piece! I used a simple 3/4″ strip to these cards and it’s perfect!!!
Glimmer Paper Assortment, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are so simple and stunning and use lots of stuff I got for FREE!!!! How amazing is that?!?!?! I just love Sale-A-Bration!!

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I folded it in half like I would to make a regular card base. Next, I unfolded it and placed it in the Stampin’ Trimmer and took off a 1/2″ from the bottom of the card front! This allows for you to see the inside of the card which is where I adhered the strip of Glimmer Paper (3/4″ x 5-1/2″). I love that little peekaboo look! Then I stamped the Thank You greeting from the So Very Much Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I stamped it in the coordinating color as the glimmer paper…..except Bermuda Bay. That was a mistake on my part….I got out the ink pad but stamped it in the prior color and pressed it down. Ops! Wrong color but still looks fabulous. The colors are Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum!

The simplicity of  the color scheme and how quickly you can make lots of these is what I love the most! To finish it off, I added a few Rhinestones for a little texture and more bling!!! I used some Bermuda Bay Enamel Shapes on the “mistake” one!

Bermuda Bay, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love these! You can earn the So Very Much Stamp Set and the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack with every $50 order now through the end of the month! Remember that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st and these items are while supplies last! Click here to start shopping!

If you would like to see more samples using the So Very Much Stamp Set, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Check Out This Star Blast!!!

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The Birthday Blast Stamp Set and coordinating Star Blast Edgelits are so much fun!! You can bundle and save 10% when you purchase them together! If you missed yesterday’s samples, check it out here! Now for today’s sample….

Star Blast, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this color combination – Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry!!! Let’s get started!

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the star swirl image from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set! I used Night of Navy Ink. Stamp it towards the top and centered as best you can! Next, I took a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock (4″ x 4-1/2″) and die cut it with the Star Blast Edgelits. You will place the die at the top and center it side to side. The die doesn’t actually cut on the bottom side so it keeps that long piece at the bottom of the star blast. I like that about this die, it’s very versatile. You can save all of the little stars that die cut out so you can use them on the inside of the card or another project! I adhered the Rich Razzleberry star blast onto the card with some Fine Tip Glue Pen.

For the greeting, I layered a piece of Night of Navy (4″ x 2-1/4″). Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 2″) and stamped the greeting from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink. I tied some Silver Ribbon around the piece and above the greeting! I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added 2 Silver Enamel Shapes to the stars at the top!

Star Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

But wait….that’s not all! Since I had extra Rich Razzleberry stars leftover, I thought I would use them. I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) to the inside of the card and added the little stars. I love it! Of course, check out my Video Tutorial posted yesterday showing off this sample and the one I posted yesterday!

Do you like to decorate the inside of your cards? Do you stamp greetings on the inside or just leave it open to write in? Let me know in the comments below!

Hope you have an amazing weekend! I will be stamping with lots of fabulous stampers both Saturday and Sunday! I can’t wait! See you back here on Monday!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Playing with the Birthday Blast Bundle!

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The Birthday Blast Bundle from the Occasions Mini Catalog is super fun for lots of occasions! Who doesn’t love bursting stars?!?! Check out this beauty!!!

Birthday Blast, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course I had to add in some bling! It’s so amazing!!!!

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the star swirl image from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set! I used Bermuda Bay Ink. You will want to stamp this image as high up as you can but not falling off the top like I did in the video below (lol). Also make sure it is “centered” as best you can. Don’t stress over this part! It doesn’t have to be perfect! Next, I took a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper (4″ x 2-1/2″) and die cut it with the Star Blast Edgelits. Be sure to save all of the little stars that die cut out so you can use them all over your card! 😉 Also, don’t forget that you can get the Birthday Blast Bundle – Bundle & Save 10%!! I adhered the Glimmer piece onto the card with some Fine Tip Glue Pen. Then I added the leftover stars randomly around! I love that extra bling!

For the greeting, I waited to stamp it after I placed the glimmer piece on so I knew how much space I had left. I used the greeting from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set. To finish off the card, I die cut that adorable little swirl in Silver Glimmer Paper. It was added below the greeting using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. See how simple that was!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!

Stay tuned as tomorrow I will be posting the other sample shown in the video!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


A Beautiful Watercolor Sky!!!

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Watercolor Sky, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This amazing watercolor sky is perfect with so many different stamped images – trees, flowers, scenery, hot air balloons, birds, etc. It was super easy to create and oh how I love that deep blue color!! Now let’s get started on how I created this!

I started with a piece of Pacific Point measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ for my card base. Typically I just see what I have in my scraps section and pull out a piece so that is why sometimes it is 4-1/4″ x 11″ and sometimes 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″! This one works perfectly for the ribbon to go around the card up and down! Then I took a piece of Watercolor Paper measuring 3″ x 3-3/4″ and colored rather dark/hard all down the middle with the Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil. Let me preface by saying that I’ve always colored really hard so this was easy for me. You can always go lighter and add in more color if you wish! Once you are finished adding color to the paper, I took an Aqua Painter and brushed back and forth. You want to make sure it is nice and wet (not dripping/soaked but wet and moving the color around.) You can take the color all the way to the edge or just keep it down the middle. Of course, the cool…or maybe frustrating…..thing about watercolor is that no two come out the same. You just never know what you will get. Now set it aside to dry!

Once it was all dry, I stamped the hot air balloons from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set in Basic Black. PS: if you have no patience for it to dry like me, you can use your Heat Tool to speed it up! 🙂 Next, I layered this onto Whisper White (4″ x 3-1/4″) to really make it POP. I placed it onto the card front on the left side! Then I wrapped some of the Succulent Garden Ribbon around and tied it into a knot! For the greeting, I stamped using the Lift Me Up Stamp Set onto Pacific Point. Using the Layering Oval Framelits, I die cut the greeting and scallop oval. Next, I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals so it would look smooth over the ribbon! I thought it looked a little empty in the upper right corner so I added a few White Perfect Accents! That was the perfect fix!

Do you love to watercolor? Let me know your favorite watercolor tools in the comments below – Blender Pens, Aqua Painters, etc? To see more samples using watercoloring, check them out here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Rock ‘N Roll!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I have this fabulous Rock ‘N Roll technique to share with you today!!! It can be used with many different images and it’s super fun!!!

Rock 'N Roll, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How cool are these flowers with the dark tipped petals?!?!?! It is a super fun and cool technique that you can do with any of your favorite images! Let’s get started!

I started with a Wisteria Wonder card base and layered on a piece of Elegant Eggplant (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) to stamp these beautiful flowers on. Using the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I took the flower and placed it on Block B. You will want to use the smallest block to you can use on your image because otherwise your rock ‘n roll will just ink up the block and not your image if it’s much larger. I inked it up in the light color – Wisteria Wonder Ink and then I took Elegant Eggplant Ink and did the Rock ‘N Roll Technique. Just roll the edges of the images around on the darker color, avoiding the middle of the image.

Check out the video below to really see how this works as I’m not so sure I’m explaining it well! 🙂 Once you have inked it up, stamp it down on the cardstock towards the top and to the left side. I actually stamped it twice to get that lighter and darker shade. Also, then I didn’t have to do this whole thing 3 times. I do find that cleaning the stamp in between is good since you can’t really Rock ‘N Roll exactly the same each time.

Rock & Roll Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After doing the 3 flowers, I stamped the stem and leaves in Cucumber Crush Ink. Some of them are stamped twice for that variation in color too! TIP: Use a mask to cover the bottom portion when you are stamping your flower stems so that they don’t go below the ribbon. Then you can cover up all of the overlaps of the stems with the ribbon! I used the Cucumber Crush Mini Striped Ribbon! I used the greeting from the Avant Garden Stamp Set and stamped it in Elegant Eggplant. Next, I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish it off, I added little Elegant Eggplant Enamel Shapes.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. I post a video every Tuesday and Thursday!

If you would like to see more samples using the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, click here, here, and here! You can get this stamp set for FREE with a $50 order till the end of the month! Don’t forget that the items are while supplies last so hurry up! You will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers too!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


I think I can! I think I Can!

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I think I can, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How adorable is this card?!?!?! First of all, it screams little boy but it screams so much more too! I Think I Can….I Knew You Could is perfect for a graduate, getting a job, getting a promotion, doing well in sports, for a child getting a report card, and so much more!!! It’s so adorable and simple and that’s why I love it so much!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base and layered on a piece of the Carried Away Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). There are so many fun prints that it is hard to pick one! For the greeting, I die cut one of the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. These have been my go-to ever since I got them! I love that little extra flare on the edge! Next, I stamped the greeting from the Designer Tee Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Super cute set and while it coordinates with the Custom Tee Bundle in the Occasions Mini Catalog, it’s super fun alone too! The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy Ink and added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally to add a little extra flare and texture, I placed a few White Perfect Accents randomly on the card!

Have It Eat It Do It All, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I mixed it up a little and created another fabulous card. This time I used a different greeting from the same set! It is super fabulous still and fits the same square! I centered this greeting rather than off to the side. Next I added loops of the Metallic Gold Thread to the back of it! I love the added texture those simple loops create! You can see it better here!

Metallic Gold Loops, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite – the White Accents or the Metallic Loops?? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget there is still time to get your FREE Sale-A-Bration items with every $50 order! You can get the adorable I Think I Can set (Designer Tee) and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper!! There are lots of others to pick from as well! You can check out more samples using these products here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura