Technique Tuesday – Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card!!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fun technique!!! We are securing Chicken Wire to your card….well not real chicken wire! Instead Stampin’ Up has created this fun Chicken Wire Element that is super cute and easy to add to your project!

Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving! I’m loving the colors and elements so much from the Country Lane Suite!

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the cotton floral image from the Country Home Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I used the Stamparatus so I had even spacing side to side and the images didn’t overlap. Not having to stress about stamp placement is amazing! Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the flowers. For the white cotton, I used the White Watercolor Pencil. It worked perfectly! Next, I added this piece to the card front.

Harvest Blessings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie from the Country Home Stamp Set. I made sure to stamp it on the right hand side so I had room for my ribbon and bow on the left. Next, I layered this onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. For the bow, I actually added a small piece of Braided  Linen Thread to the end, wrapping the ends to the back side and securing with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I took another piece to tie a bow and secure it on with a Mini Glue Dot. This faux bow look makes it look like it is wrapped around but yet the bow is not sideways! It’s perfect!

Before adding this on, I placed the Chicken Wire Element on the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock. I didn’t actually use adhesive on that piece but secured it with the Country Lane Designer Paper. Be sure to place the greeting piece off to the side as a guide for how low the designer paper needs to go so you aren’t covering up the designer paper or all of your stamped flowers. After securing the designer paper, I added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!!

If you would like to see this all 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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Using Up the Pieces!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I wanted to share a card I created by using up the pieces I had leftover from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. It’s October so Halloween is almost here and I just had 1 sheet of the paper left. Here is what I came up with.

Using Up The Pieces, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I tend to cut my designer paper into 4″ x 3″ rectangles a lot because this uses up every inch of the 12″ x 12″ sheet. I like when I can use it all up with no scrap left behind.

Pumpkin Pie is the color I used for the card base. Then I layered on the piece of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) to the bottom portion of the card front. I tied some Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the card for some texture. While it is a bit see through, it still softens the transition from the cardstock to the designer paper. For the greeting, I used the Everyday Label Punch and the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. I stamped it in Soft Suede Ink. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought about adding bling or some sort of embellishment around the greeting but decided to just go simple. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, if you would like to check out more samples using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, click here, here, and here! I had so much fun with that set last year and was excited to get it out again this Fall!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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I’ve Earned Stampin’ Up’s Incentive Trip!!!

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Stampin’ Up’s year ended in September and I’m excited to say, “I’ve Earned Stampin’ Up’s Incentive Trip!!!

I've Earned Stampin' Up's Incentive Trip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I couldn’t have done it without all of you! Thank you all so much for your love and support all year long! Thank you for being patient with me lately now that Claire is taking up more of my time. I’m still trying to find a good balance and hope to get there soon! You all mean the world to me whether you are reading this, ordering supplies, attending classes, reaching out to ask a question, or following me on Social Media! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

4 months, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here’s a little update on little Miss Claire who no longer thinks naps are necessary. Luckily she sleeps well at night but the no naps during the day is a struggle for all of us for sure. She is growing strong and healthy which is fabulous and took her 4 month shots very well. It sure breaks this Momma’s heart though. I feel like the older she gets the more she looks at us like why did you let that girl hurt me. Pretty sure I have cried every time she has gotten shots. Not looking forward to the 6 month appointment.

If you are crafting this weekend, let me know in the comments below what you are working on. If you need to order anything, click here to start shopping!

Have an amazing weekend! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Review of the Take Your Pick Tool!!!

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Today, I’m sharing with you my review of the Take Your Pick Tool!!! I finally took it out of the box to use and now I’m in love!!!

My Review of the Take Your Pick Tool, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This little tool is just $10 (US) and has so many little gadgets and uses. The left side is the putty and a refill. This is used for picking up little things like sequins or beads or die cuts. Once the putty isn’t tacky anymore, just advance out a little more. There are also refills for this to buy too but the 2 that come with it should last you awhile.

The other end (right side) has a little pancake flipper tool which is great for picking up a rhinestone or pearl and setting it on your project. It’s slim wide base allows it to get under and pick up the adhesive under it as well. If you rotate the pancake flipper to the unlock position, it comes out and the other end is a poker tool. This is great for starting a hole or making a marker spot to cut or position in that area. Laying in front of the tool is another piece that can be locked into that end. It has a stylus on both ends – big and small. These are great for scoring cardstock or outlining an image.

Easily Pop Out Diecuts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Recently I was die cutting a lot of these adorable little labels from the Stitched Labels Framelits. You have to be very delicate popping it out because otherwise the little loops will rip or sometimes there are indention marks from pressing on it. I slid the little pancake flipper around the framelit and eased it out perfectly. It was easy and I didn’t ruin/rip any of them. I was sold for sure after that! Get yours by clicking the photo below that takes you right to my store.

If you would like to see this all 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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September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights!!!

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I’m ready for Halloween this year thanks to Paper Pumpkin!!!  The September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights is super cute and easy to wipe up in no time at all! Check out all of the goodies in the unboxing of the kit here!

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Frights & Delights, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these little things adorable? I purchased a random bag of candy – M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix and they all fit in there perfectly. You will notice some I put down in there and then one of the M&Ms I just left standing tall (far right). So for that one, I didn’t fold the bag down but just added the tag over the top!

Spooky Boo Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are lots of options to mix and match for these treats. There are 3 styles of bags – spiders, cobwebs, and orange stripes. Then there are 3 options for the tags – orange with white border, white with orange border, and white with a purple border. I like the purple the best I think! 🙂 The 3 greetings are Eeeek, Boo, and Spooky. For the decorations, there is a bat, ghost, and pumpkin!

Eeeek Spooky Treat Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’ve never been good at following directions so mine are a little different than the samples in the kit. I placed the sticker greeting around the middle and then stamped the greeting below. Then I realized that my decoration (pumpkin, bat, ghost) didn’t fit on the tag. No worries, I just added it below the tag onto the bag or not at all like the one above!

Halloween Candy Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another tip that I did differently than the instructions was how I adhered the labels to the bags. I actually added some Tear & Tape to the label and then pressed it over the bag. I found this worked really well at holding tight! I love them and since there were 24 in the box, I have plenty for my nieces and nephews and trick or treaters. That’s right…..24 treat bags in this box. How amazing is that?!?!

Sign up TODAY for the October Kit! Today is the last day to get it on it! Click here for this fabulous box kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Black Ice Technique!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today, it is the Black Ice Technique which I learned from the fabulous stamper, Karla Endris!!! Thanks Karla for this fun technique!!!

Black Ice Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This picture sure doesn’t do this card any justice because you need to rotate it to see the fun shine!!!

I started with a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and stamped the tin tile image on each corner. This is from the Country Home Stamp Set and I used Coastal Cabana Ink for that subtle look. Next, I took a piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper and lightly brushed Stazon Ink up and down the cardstock. Don’t be too heavy handed as you want it to look streaky and not solid. Then I stamped the flowers and pitcher from the Country Home Stamp Set in Stazon Ink and set it with the Heat Tool so it wouldn’t smear.

Flowers in a Kettle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time for the ice part of the Black Ice Technique. Simply press the VersaMark Ink all over the top of your image to coat the entire piece. Then add Clear Embossing Powder for all of it and set it with the heat tool. Now you have that glassy shine of your image! I finished it off by coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Markers and layering it onto Basic Black cardstock. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture, I added it to the card front!

Teal Milk Pail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample that I created using that same Country Home Stamp Set!

Brown Milk Pail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all 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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Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s always great to start off the week with a fun special – Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!!

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited number of October Paper Pumpkin Kits for just $5.00 to new subscribers. Just enter the code: FLASH1018  This offer is only valid while supplies last or until October 10th which is the last day to get signed up for the October Kit. 

Click here to get signed up with this special offer! Already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Pass this special off on to a friend and then you can create your kits together!!! Stamping is always more fun with a friend. Of course, you always get a special card for me each month as well! 🙂

Also, now is a great time to be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber because the November kit will be holiday-themed and I’ve been told it’s going to come in a specially designed box. I love the cool printed boxes because it just makes getting the mail even more special. Who doesn’t want to open their mailbox and see that fabulous box in there??? It is so much better than bills! I like to call it Happy Mail!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


October 2018 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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The October 2018 Free Stamp Set of the Month is………drum roll……

October 2018 Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving this stamp set so when it came time to pick the October Free Stamp Set of the Month I just knew it had to be this one!!! I love the greenery and simple images that could be used all winter long. Also, it’s always good to get sets with images and greetings….it’s like 2 for 1. 🙂

All orders placed this month online, via email, or at one of my events of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) will get this set for FREE. This offer is exclusively through me – Laura Borchert. Click here to start shopping!

Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Stamping Perfect Corners!!!

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Have you ever wanted an image stamped in each corner of your greeting or project?? Today, I’m going to show you how stamping perfect corners is super easy!!!

Stamping Perfect Corners, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this greeting and it was super simple to create. Remember last week when I showed you Stamping In The Round??? We are going to use that same template for this card only this time, you just need to use the squares and not the diamonds on it!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I took a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ to layer on top. First, I thought it looked too plain so I stamped on it with the greenery from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. See the photo above. My husband said it looked too busy so I tried embossing it with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. See the photo below!

Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up, I layered on a piece of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″. I used this size so I could use up every inch of the fabulous paper! 🙂 I like to add this layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals when placing it on an embossed layer because I feel it is more secure in the grooves of the embossing. If you go the stamped route like the sample up top, you could layer it on with regular Snail Adhesive.

Fill The Season With Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using a 2-1/2″ square, I placed it in my Stamparatus using the square template. Then  I stamped down the corner image in Sahara Sand Ink. After, I stamped, I rotated the cardstock around so a new corner was placed in the stamping spot and stamped it down. Once I had  all 4 corners stamped, I stamped the greeting in the center. All of these images are from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. I layered this piece onto Blackberry Bliss.

Using the Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled Ribbon, I flipped over the greeting and placed it along the top with a bit of a tail hanging off. I secured it in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals placed half on the ribbon, half on the cardstock. Then I looped it around and secured the middle section, made another loop and ran the the last piece across the bottom. Once you have it all set, add a few more dimensionals for good measure. After all they are on sale today and I love them so much! Then I added this piece to the card front!

Which One? www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one do you like best – embossed or stamped Tranquil Tide layer?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see this all 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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World Card Making Day 2018!!!

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Are you ready to celebrate World Card Making Day 2018??? Stampin’ Up has select card making items on sale this week only – October 1st – 7th!!!

World Card Making Day 2018, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let’s celebrate with Stampin’ Dimensionals ON SALE!!!! You bet your bottom dollar I will be stocking up on those. If you have been following me for a hot second, you know I love love love Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I’m also super excited about the fact that there are All Inclusive Card Kits on sale. These are awesome to give as gifts because they include everything you need to create the cards in the kit. Anyone could do these kits. Don’t forget about the Holidays coming up as well!

Check out all of the goodies on sale by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura