A Sweater on a Deer Isn’t So Weird!!!

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A Sweater on a Deer Isn’t So Weird….or is it? You make the call!

A Sweater on a Deer Isn't So Weird, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Maybe not one I have ever seen in person but this one is super cute!!!

I started with a Garden Green card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Then, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some greenery around the top half. I used the Merry Patterns Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set and Garden Green Ink. You can earn this one for free with a $300 order or combine some orders with friends to get to $300. This offer ends October 31st! To get the variation in color, I simply inked it up and stamped twice and then went back to the ink pad. I love that simple technique!

Next, I took a piece of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″)and added it to the bottom portion. Then I stamped the deer from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink. I used some Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon to tie a knot around the overlap of paper.  Then I added this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I took some scraps of Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler and layered them together. I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler Ink and snipped the end in a diagonal. I added this to the card front on the right hand side! Simple and fabulous for the Holiday Season!

If you would like to see more samples using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set in action, 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!!!

I posted another sample using this set yesterday! Click here to see that and stay tuned for one more! If you would like to earn this set, click here to start shopping! Don’t forget that orders over $75 will earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month from me. This month you get to pick from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set or Graceful Garden Stamp Set. You will also earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers once your order hits $40! I just love spoiling all of you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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‘Tis The Season!!!

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‘Tis The Season…..for crazy schedules, time with family, counting our blessings, and cute cards like this one!!! This one is super simple but I just love how it turned out!

Tis The Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You might be looking at this greeting and wondering which set it is in. This greeting is from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set which can only be earned for FREE by a Hostess with a $300 party. This can be a single order, orders collected, or a stamp gathering! This promotion ends at the end of October! Stay tuned for more samples using this set tomorrow!

I started with a Real Red  card base. Next, I took a piece of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (3″ x 5-1/2″) and ripped both ends for a little texture! Then I took a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). I stamped the first image with the “’tis the” in it in Old Olive Ink. Next, I stamped the patterned season in Real Red. This is all personal preference so try it out and see which you prefer. Stamp the green first and then the red pattern or stamp the red pattern and line up the green over the top. I go back and forth all the time on 2-step stamping and which way I prefer. Then to finish off the greeting, I stamped the greenery on the ends in Old Olive Ink. I stamped it twice each time before going back to the ink for that variation in color. All of these are layered flat (surprise, no dimensionals) to the card base! Simple and yet fabulous!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 

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Technique Tuesday – Creating a Glossy Greeting!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fun technique to share with you today!!! Today, I’m creating a glossy greeting using Glossy Cardstock and some ink refills! I love the striped look!

Creating a Glossy Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This simple card has a major wow factor with that glossy striped greeting! This technique is perfect for a greeting or just a background! I got the inspiration for this card from Sandy Jacobson!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Real Red (3-3/4″ x 5″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. Then, I layered it onto a piece of Emerald Envy (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed a strip of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon across it. I secure the ends to the back side and added this to the card front!

Glossy Baby Wipe Coloring, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I used Glossy Cardstock, a Baby Wipe, and ink refills! Simply fold up the baby wipe so it fits in your hand. Add drips of ink refill to the end. I have used both the rounded end and the layered end. The rounded end comes out more smooth and solid, whereas the other end  is more streaky. It’s all up to you! I tried Real Red and Emerald Envy but the red came out pink and the overlap of the colors turned purple. I ended up just doing Emerald Envy for this card. Check out the Video Tutorial below to see blues! When I ran it across the Glossy Cardstock, I went lightly for a more white/streaky look or I pressed hard for a fuller coverage.

Glossy Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The cool thing is that this dries quickly. I used the greeting from the Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set and Memento Ink to stamp the greeting. Be sure to stamp carefully as it will want to slide around if you press at an angle! I punched out the greeting with the 2″ Circle Punch. I added this to a scallop circle die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits in Silver Glimmer Paper. The greeting was then added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Glitter Greeting on Glossy Cardstock, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this in action, 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!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Hooray Happy Birthday!!!

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Happy Monday, everyone!!! I’m super excited today because this card is quick, simple, and masculine! I really struggle with man cards because I love flowers and bling but Hooray Happy Birthday! I nailed it!!!

Hooray Happy Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Not only does this card fit the perfect man card look, I also used up a lot of scraps of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper! Double win!!

I started with an Island Indigo card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a strip of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper to the left side. This designer paper is 6″ x 6″ and I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ for this card and was left with a 2″ x 6″ strip which I cut for this card to 2″ x 5-1/4″. I love using up scraps. Next, I added this to the card front.

For the greeting, I cut a piece of Whisper White (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″). Using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set, I stamped the speckled balloon in Island Indigo Ink. Then I stamped the Hooray Balloon in Old Olive Ink and punched it out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I added that balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture. Then I stamped the greeting in Old Olive. Finally, I layered this piece onto a piece of Old Olive (2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″) and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Enamel Shapes all around. I love how it turned out!

Don’t forget that the Color Theory Designer Paper is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special this month. Click here to see all of the papers! Spend $75 or more and you will earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month from me. This month you get to pick from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set or the Graceful Garden Stamp Set! Message me with your preference after placing your order!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Perfect Petal Garden!!!

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Happy Friday!!! You all know I love flowers and this card is the perfect petal garden with stamped flowers and floral designer paper!

Perfect Petal Garden, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped images from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set all over. I did focus a little more to the right hand side but make it go all over so the patter looks like it continues. The trellis image was stamped in Pool Party. For the rose, I used my markers to ink up the stamp with both Old Olive Ink and Calypso Coral Ink. This isn’t something you would want to do when making 100 cards but it’s fabulous for a few!

Collage Stamped Roses, www.LauraStampPad.com

Next I added a piece of the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper to the left hand side and tied some Whisper White Classic Ribbon around it. Then I added this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I do this because I love those things but also because it makes the ribbon look smooth to pop it up rather than press it out flat. For the greeting, I used Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and Layering Circles Framelits. I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well! This card is perfect for lots of occasions like birthday, wedding, anniversary, and just because!

Don’t forget that you can get the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special going on this month. Spend $75 and you can get the Graceful Garden Stamp Set from me for FREE! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping! 

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

~Laura

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Using the Card Front Builder Framelit Differently!!!

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I fell in love with the Carols of Christmas Bundle back in August with Stampin’ Up! preleased it! Now I’m even more excited about using the Card Front Builder Framelit differently for even more looks! With this technique, you can use this framelit all year long! Thanks to Julie Davison for the inspiration and concept idea!

Card Front Builder Framelit Differently, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Tangerine Tango (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed the border framelit from the Card Front Builder Framelits in the middle, close to the top. I ran this through the Big Shot. Then I added the strip of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to the bottom portion and tied some Old Olive Chevron Ribbon around the overlap. After this was complete, I added this piece to the card base. I love how the white peaking through gives so much more to this card!!

Layering Squares Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut the squares. I went with Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. The greeting and dots are from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and I used Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Ink. Of course, I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. I finished it off with some Enamel Shapes! Great for fall or any occasion actually!

If you would like to see this in action, 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!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Strawberry Milkshake With A Friend!!!

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I totally made this card thinking coffee but it really looks like a Strawberry Milkshake, doesn’t it? A little side story about a strawberry milkshake that I just have to share. When I was a kid and my family would travel, we usually stopped at McDonald’s to eat. My Dad would get a strawberry milkshake but he called it pink milk. Well of course, us kids didn’t want milk if we could have the orange soda or whatever it was. All this time it was ice cream! 😉

Strawberry Milkshake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I stamped the “straw lines” all down the edge of the card in Night of Navy Ink. Then I die cut a large circle from the Layering Circles Framelits in Chocolate Chip cardstock and added texture with the Trellis Embossing Folder. This gives a nice back drop for the milkshake and it also adds texture to the card.

For the milkshake, I stamped the cup outline from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set. I added the little hearts all around randomly in the same color as the cardstock – Blushing Bride. Using the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits, I die cut the cup out. For the cool whip, I stamped off once in Chocolate Chip Ink and then stamped onto Whisper White and die cut it out. This gives a little texture to the cool whip swirl without looking…..like poop. The straw was stamped in Night of Navy Ink and die cut out as well. To assemble these, I added the straw to the back of the cool whip and placed a Stampin’ Dimensional over the top to secure it. Then I placed the cool whip on the top of the cup and did the same thing, securing the overlap with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I finished off by adding a few more to the other sides to balance out and create a smooth cup on the card.

Gather with Friends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I just took 2 strips of cardstock and stamped just the Friend from the greeting in the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set. I added banner tips and secured them to the card. I used Snail Adhesive in the middle (over the cup) and added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the end to make it level! To finish off the card, I added some Wink of Stella to the cool whip for a little shine. Also, I placed some Blushing Bride Enamel Hearts around. I just love how it turned out with the pink and blue! 🙂

Want to see more samples using the Coffee Cafe Bundle?? Click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Copper Leaves Without Using VersaMark!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and I came upon it by accident and loved it!!! These copper leaves were created without using VersaMark! I simply poured the powder over the top after stamping and it stuck in random spots where their was still moisture from the stamped leaf.

Copper Leaves Without Using VersaMark, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You will have to watch the video on this one to really see all of the beauty on this card with that copper shine. Link to that is below!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Cajun Craze measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Now for those amazing leaves using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set! Don’t forget today is the last day to get this set at 15% off in celebration of World Card Making Day! I stamped the large solid leaf in Cherry Cobbler Ink and then the small solid leaf in Cajun Craze Ink. Then, I stamped the outline leaf in Cherry Cobbler Ink (you can pick whichever color) and right away after I finished I poured Copper Embossing Powder over the top. The powder will still to the moisture in the ink from stamping the leaves. Then, I set it with the Heat Tool.

This will come out differently each time you do it. There are lots of different factors. How quickly you stamp and pour the powder is one of the big ones. Another thing you can do is allow the solid images to dry for a minute or more (or set it with the Heat Tool). Then when you stamp the outline, the powder will only stick to the outline images. I just love how the powder is random and the leaves are still that fabulous dark color. Also, I love how I don’t have to get out my VersaMark Pad as well as the colors! 🙂

Copper Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at the shine? I love it!!! Once I was finished with this piece, I added it to the card front. For the greeting, I die cut a Stitched Shape Oval and stamped the greeting from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I added loops of Copper Metallic Thread to the back and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Copper Spotted Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for any occasion in the Fall. Just change up the greeting!!! What greeting would you put on this card? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see this in action, 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!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today, I wanted to show you the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit and some alternatives I created!

September 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at those stunning fall leaves. I just fell in love with this kit because I loved how simple the leaves were individually but then all together they are stunning! Be sure to stamp the large leaf before popping the die cut out. I find it is much easier to stamp that way!

I created the 8 little mini cards as intended. They were fairly simple to create and I loved the embossed card front….even though the leaves cover most of it.

Fall Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then the rest of the kit was these cute treat boxes. I think they are adorable but I just don’t think I will need lots of treat boxes within the next few weeks so I only made 2. Then I took the rest of the boxes and cut off the ends and cut the sides to create 2 rectangle embossed pieces of kraft paper. Using those pieces I create all of these cards!!!

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I ripped one end of the kraft piece and then added it like a banner to the card base. I used Old Olive and Crushed Curry cardstock for the card bases. Then I simply added the leaves the same way as the mini cards. I wrapped the Baker’s Twine around the spine and added the greeting! The greetings in this set is just fabulous! Then I ran of out of the Baker’s Twine and most of the leaves so I made the 2 in the lower right corner. I love them! I always need cards to send out, especially Thank Yous so these are perfect! If you don’t need treat boxes, I hope these inspire you!

Don’t forget to sign up for the October Paper Pumpkin before tomorrow! Click here to get your kit! 

Season of Style, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Sneak peak…..these are the boxes for October and November. Stampin’ Up says these kits coordinate together but you don’t need them both to create the kit! That’s got me super excited and I can’t wait to see it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Simple Sunflowers Are Pretty Too!

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Happy Friday!!! I posted the most favorite fall card this season by my class attendees and by me! You can check it out here but simple is just as fabulous too!

Simple Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is one of those quick and simple cards that you can whip up in no time at all but yet it still looks stunning! Those sunflowers from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set are just amazing!!!

I started with a Crushed Curry card base! Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in the middle in Early Espresso Ink. Then I stamped the sunflowers in Crushed Curry Ink with Early Espresso centers. I just love that there is no real lining up the 2 images perfectly, just stamp and go. You also don’t have to worry about stamping off. It just simple stamping and adhering! Quick and simple to create! After adding this piece to the card front, I thought it needed a little bit more. I added a few Old Olive Enamel Shapes to finish it off! Which do you prefer – simple like this or more stepped up like this one??

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Don’t forget about all the amazing specials going on this month!!!

October 1st through the 10th – Celebrate World  Card Making Day with 15% off select stamp sets and Note Cards & Envelopes. Also, if you love Fast Fuse, now is the time to stock up!!! Click here for all of the details!

The entire month of October, you can Buy 3, Get 1 Free with select Designer Series Paper!!! Now is a great time to stock up. There are fall patterns, Christmas patterns and all occasion patterns! Click here to check them out and start shopping!!!

Every order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax), will earn the November Free Stamp Set from me! This month you get to pick from Graceful Garden or Daisy Delight!!! Send me a message with your preference after placing your order or when you send it to me!

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

~Laura