Claire Is 3 Months Old Already!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I’m super excited…..and a little bit nervous…..about this weekend because we are taking our first overnight trip with Claire! I can’t believe that Claire is 3 months old already too (officially on Monday)! Time sure does fly by!

Claire Is 3 Months Old Already, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I know I’m biased but she is just the cutest. She is smiling and giggling so much now and it’s the most precious thing ever! She is still unpredictable which makes it hard for me to get a lot of time in the stamp room. At least I can still check out the New Holiday Mini Catalog while nursing her on the couch! 🙂 There is so much fabulous new goodies in that catalog. I’m in love. If you are on my mailing list, you should have gotten your Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail this week. Let me know if you didn’t receive it or if you would like a copy by leaving a comment below!

A few reminders before we dive into the weekend:

~Stampin’ Up Bonus Bucks throughout the month of August. Every $50 order earns you a code for $5 off your order in September!!!

~August Only Stampin’ Up Bundle – Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Click here for samples using this bundle!

~Orders in increments of $40 earn you Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers.

~If your order reaches $75, you will earn my Free Stamp Set of the Month which is Around the Corner! All the fabulous deals this month!!!

Click here to start shopping!!!

We are all off to a fun Stampin Weekend with my upline, downline, and side lines! I can’t wait to see all my stamping girls and learn new techniques, see fabulous samples and have an amazing time! Wish us luck that Claire enjoys it just the same! 🙂 Happy Stampin’

~Laura


How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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Today, I’m sharing something that I have been asked about a lot so I finally did a video tutorial on it!!! Check out how to adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper to your project!!!

How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All you need is a sponge, silicone mat, and Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere it to your project. Since the Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so delicate and small, most other glues are hard to use and you end up with a sticky mess. Simply add a dot of the glue to the silicone mat and dab it with the sponge. Then lightly dab all over your designer paper and stick it on your project. Press over the top for a few seconds to allow the glue to adhere to the cardstock and you are all set! No mess with glue all over or accidentally using to much! Check out the Video Tutorial below to see this in action and how little glue you really need!

If you prefer, the Fine Tip Glue Pen would work as well but the chance of using too much is higher with that glue I think.

Poppy Parade Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a quick and simple card I created using this technique and that perfect little detailed design along the side.

I started with a Poppy Parade card base. Next, I added the little strip of Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper along the left hand side. I was able to get 2 of these cards with each of the border pieces so that’s awesome! Then, I stamped the flowers and greeting from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Black Ink. I added the pop of color with the flower dots in Poppy Parade Ink. For more contrast, I layered this piece onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and popped it onto my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few Rhinestones for some bling!! This card could be created in any color you wish. I love card concepts like that!

Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action and how little glue you really need! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Copper Leaves!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This has been one heck of a busy week and it’s only Wednesday! Seeing all the back to school photos is making my head spin….how is it that time of year already?!?!

Copper Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really struggled with this card and all of the different options. Did I like the Copper Foil with the rustic Copper Trim? Did I want to color in the leaves or leave them alone? Was the greeting piece to plain or too much?

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Cajun Craze measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the leaves from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Using the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, I colored in a few leaves with the Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Pencils.

Texture & Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut out a label with the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. (Save back the outline/negative to use for another project like this one.) On the back of the label, I placed some pieces of the Copper Trim on the edge and secured them in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the center greeting, I took a scrap strip of Very Vanilla and slide in the back of the Pretty Label Punch to get those rounded edges. Next, I stamped the greeting from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Now that I know how long my greeting piece needs to be, I slide the other end into the punch and rounded those corners as well. This is just another fun way to use your punches on different sized greetings. I die cut out the Copper Foil leaves with the Stitched Seasons Framelits and added those around the center greeting!

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available this month (August) and while supplies last so don’t wait long. You can check out more samples using it here and here! Click the photos below to shop for the items used in this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul!!!

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Can you believe the Holidays are around the corner?? It’s crazy! Today, I’m sharing with you my 2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul!!!! There are so many amazing products for the upcoming holidays and seasons!!! Eeeee It’s so fabulous!!! You can start buying from the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 5th so get that pad and paper ready to start your wish list!

2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness, you all have got to see these fabulous products. There are flowers and bling and die cuts and so much more!!! Here are a few of my favorites that I can’t wait to play with first:

~All is Bright Designer Paper – it has amazing photographic Christmas images that are just stunning and only need a greeting to make an amazing card!

~Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes – I LOVE enamel shapes and the different images and dots are perfect for lots of different styles of cards!

~Suite Season Washi Tape – There is gold, silver, and copper foil in these rolls. Bling Bling!

~Peaceful Noel Stamp Set and coordinating Sprig Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) – I love the greenery pieces and even more the punch. Punching is so much quicker than running a die through the Big Shot so adding lots of sprigs to a card will be much faster. Also, I see reindeer antlers as well as a sprig!

~Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper – FLOWERS!!!! Also, this paper is printed on shimmery white paper! Woot Woot!!!

~Tin Tile Embossing Folder – The detail and look of this folder is just stunning!!!

~Chicken Wire Elements – Silvery shine and detailed look already ready for your project. Love it!

~Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon – OMG!!!! It’s so pretty. I love this ribbon. It’s so shiny and fun!

Okay, I better stop there or I’ll be here all day. I can’t wait to get started on playing with these goodies. Stay tuned as all of those samples will be coming soon!

If you would like to see all of my Haul, check out the Video Tutorial 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!!!

Let me know what is on your wish list in the comments below!!! You can start buying from the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 5th!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Trees & Leaves for Any Occasion!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Today, I wanted to share with you this simple card that can be used for so many different occasions with just a switch of the greeting!!! These trees & leaves for any occasion make the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set so versatile.

Trees & Leaves for Any Occasion, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was not my original idea. I got this from the talented, Cindy Murphy and just fell in love and had to recreate it. Thank you so much for the amazing idea!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the leaves from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set. The large leaf was stamped in Mint Macaron and the 3 leaf set was stamped in Tranquil Tide. The other leaf was stamped in Soft Suede and I did it a few times to get various shades of that leaf and not have all of them so dark. After adding this to the card front, I ran a little strip of Snail Adhesive down the center and stuck the Burlap Ribbon over top. Don’t worry if it’s not super stuck on there because the focal point will also hold it on.

Textured Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point, I die cut out a Soft Suede circle using the Layering Circles Framelits and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I made sure they went over the ribbon to hold it in place as well. Next, I stamped the tree stump from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink onto scrap white and fussy cut it out. It was really easy to cut out since it’s fairly round but not perfectly so no worries if you are a bit off. I stamped the greeting in Tranquil Tide Ink.

Before adding this piece to the card front, I die cut and embossed the leaves using the coordinating Nature’s Root Framelits. These are super cool because you can get so much out of this set. First, I die cut the leaves with the outline image in Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake. Then I laid the coordinating embossing piece over the leaf and ran it back through the Big Shot to emboss it. To make sure it doesn’t move on you, simply place a Post It Note over the top or a piece of Washi Tape. Simple and fabulous for adding texture to your project. I added those to the lower left of the circle and then placed the greeting on top!

What would you use this card for – birthday, thinking of you, thank you??? It does make a fabulous man card which I really struggle with so I might make up some more for birthday cards!! Let me know what you think in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Bonus Bucks in August!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful week and have fabulous plans for the weekend! We are going to relax and enjoy some family time! I can’t wait!!! Before we start the weekend though, I wanted to share some deals going on this month!!! Stampin’ Up has Bonus Bucks in August!!! Click here to start shopping!!!

Bonus Bucks in August, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This means that when you spend $50 in August, you will earn a $5 code to spend in September!!! This is for every increment of $50 so you can earn 2 for a $100 order or event 2 orders of $50 if you like to spread out your ordering throughout the month! Save the email with the code because they can’t resend that code, it is specific to you! In September, you will then enter the code in when you are placing your order online or send it to me with your order!! It’s kind of like Sale-A-Bration but you get to pick anything you want with the $5 rather than picking from a select group of items!! Woot Woot! Also, you will want all the Bonus Bucks for the Holiday Mini Catalog coming in September. It is fabulous and starts on September 5th!

Don’t forget that increments of $40 earn you Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and if your order reaches $75, you will earn my Free Stamp Set of the Month which is Around the Corner! All the fabulous deals this month!!! Click here to start shopping!!!

Have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fixing Your Broken Punch!!!

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It’s okay! It’s not really broken! Today, I’m showing you how we are fixing your broken punch!!! Have you ever had that little plastic release button in the back pop out??? No worries, that doesn’t mean your punch is forever broken!

Fixing Your Broken Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Have you ever had this happen?? That little plastic piece in the back of your punch pops out. This happens when it is slid into the locked position and you go to punch something. It gets pushed out when that happens. Keeping it in the unlocked position while using it is best. I feel like I have some punches that always pop out and others that never had. Who knows…but I do know how to fix it and I’m sharing that with you!

All you need to do it gently pop that plastic piece back into the slot in the back. It will need pressure to get it back in and it will sort of snap back in. Be sure to put it in with the notch closer to the outside edge of the punch. If you pop it in the other way, it won’t slide closed/locked because it will hit that notch. No worries, just pop it back out and flip it around!

Let me know in the comments below if you have had a punch do this!!!

Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action because it makes more sense seeing it than reading about it, I’m sure! 🙂 I hope you found this super useful. 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


Holly Berries & Stitched Labels!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This week is kind of going fast it seems!!! Just like this summer has gone fast and the holidays are right around the corner it seems. Don’t blink! Today, I’m sharing this fun card with holly berries & stitched labels!!!

Holly Berries & Stitched Labels, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the NEW Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). These products are available this month only so get them before they are gone! The stamps are perfect for any occasion and season and the framelits are amazing with the double stitching!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Old Olive measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) for stamping and Cherry Cobbler (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) for die cutting. Using the Stitched Seasons Framelits, I die cut the label out of the center of the Cherry Cobbler. Stay tuned to see how I used the label on another card. Using the negative border image as a guide, I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler and the holly berries in StazOn Black ink.

Stitched Seasons Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, I colored in the holly berries. I used the Old Olive from the current Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 and then added in accents by going down the center with Garden Green. The berries were colored with Cherry Cobbler. After coloring, I used the Blender Pens to soften and smear the color around. Once I was done coloring, I added the vanilla piece to the card front. Then I added the Cherry Cobbler frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few Gold Faceted Gems.

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Bundle is only available while supplies last this month only. Click the supplies below to get yours today! If you want to check out all the products in the Bundle, check out my Video Tutorial here!

Happy Stampin’
~Laura
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Technique Tuesday – Blending Fall Colors!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! While I’m loving summer and I’m not ready for it to leave, today I’m showing you all about blending Fall colors!!!

Blending Fall Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These colors are just amazing using the New Watercolor Pencils!!! They are the perfect fall look and I love how the leaves look like they are blowing around.

I started with a Crushed Curry card base. Next, I took a piece of Cajun Craze and ripped the top and bottom for some texture on the card. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla and did the same. Using the NEW Blended Seasons Stamp Set, I stamped the leaves and greeting in StazOn Black Ink. I used StazOn because I did some blending of the colors with Blender Pens and I don’t want the ink to bleed.

Blended Seasons Fall Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the coloring, I used the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 and Pumpkin Pie from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1. The red leaf was done with Cherry Cobbler & Pumpkin Pie. The yellow leaf was done with Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. Green leaves were done with Garden Green and Granny Apple Green. I simply went down the veins with one color, added a little in between with the other color and then swirled the colors together with Blender Pens. I love how the colors came out! Let me know your favorite leaf in the comments below. Mine is the red one!

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available while supplies last this month!!! Click the photos below to order yours today!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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July 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Picnic Paradise!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! We enjoyed family time, my high school reunion, and relaxing. That’s the perfect weekend for sure!!! Today, I’m sharing with you the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Picnic Paradise!!! This one is supper summer-y and adorable!!!

July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Picnic Paradise, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of that goodie. I am still blown away with how much product/projects come in the Paper Pumpkin Box each month. All of this with leftover supplies, stamps, and ink for just $19.95 plus tax, free shipping. That is a steal!!! I can’t figure out whether I want to put the cards in the baskets and give them as a gift or use the cards and add some food treats to the baskets as a gift. What would you rather get…food or cards? Let me know in the comments below!

Strawberries, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The strawberries are my favorite I think. First thing, was to stamp the stitched border on all of the card bases. The stamp doesn’t actually go all the way across but don’t panic. Lining the stamped image up isn’t that hard since it is photopolymer and if it’s not straight, you can’t tell. I messed up a few or felt it looked super crooked and once the cards were complete, I can’t find the messed up ones. Next, add the vellum which I only put adhesive in the center so it didn’t show through on the edges.

Blueberries, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the fruit, I put it down first and then tied the twine around. I didn’t want the Baker’s Twine to be lumpy under my fruit. The greetings I popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals so I didn’t have to worry about those being lumpy over the twine. I did adhere the striped label to the greeting first.

Apples, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Do these not scream teacher and back to school??? Claire isn’t going to school this August (lol) but I do think they would make great back to school notes/gifts for a teacher!

Paper Pumpkin Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I wanted to show that I stamped the stripes all the way across the paper and then popped out the labels. That was much easier than popping them out and trying to hit that small individual label with the inked up image. Then for the basket assembly. These were super simple since the basket pieces were labeled. The instructions mentioned cutting off a little piece if you would like and I wasn’t sure what they were talking about. After making one, I realized it was the handle. That little piece of the handle that goes lower than the basket trim can be cut off flush with the trim if you would like. I cut all of mine. Also, I didn’t think I would use the short basket trim pieces but then I put one on and loved it. So I ended up using the short pieces for that nice clean trim look around the basket. I only stuffed 2 pieces of the check paper into the baskets and there is tons leftover. I love it!!!

If you would like to see all of the goodies in the kit, check out my reveal video here!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin even for just 1 month to see what it’s all about, click here to sign up. Use the Promo Code: BLOOM0818 (zero eight, one eight) and you will get 50% off the August Kit. You can cancel at any time so give it a try! For $9.98 plus tax, you can’t beat it. Stamps, ink, all the supplies, AND a clear block for that price is amazing! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura