Confetti Celebration!!!

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This card is perfect to have on hand because it can be used for many different occasions!!! The other fabulous thing about this card is using the Pop Up Balloon Framelits in an out of the box way!!! Love it!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the confetti image from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set all over the background in Dapper Denim Ink. Then I took a piece of the Carried Away Designer Series Paper (3″ x 4-1/4″) which is one of the items you can get for FREE through Sale-A-Bration and added it to the card front. For the greeting, I stamped it from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set onto a Whisper White piece measuring 1″ x 2-1/4″. I added the bow image to the top and bottom of the greeting piece. I die cut the bow from the coordinating Pop Up Balloon Thinlits (Bundle & Save 10%). Then I added all of this to a circle that I die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits. I added the circle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then I thought it needed just a little bit more so I added some Dapper Denim Enamel Shapes to the corners!!! I love how it turned out!!!

You can check out more samples using the Balloon Adventures Bundle here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Stamp Fun & NEW Laura’s Loyal Stampers!!!

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Mom & Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As you all know, stamping is a big part of my life! I love what I do and I love sharing what I love! I really really love sharing my love of stamping with my family!!! Here is a picture of my Mom and I stamping her Christmas Cards a few months ago! I never got a chance to share this but really wanted to….better late than never, right?

Crafting with Mom, www.LaurasStampPad.com

We had so much fun stamping, creating, and talking! My Mom doesn’t stamp regularly but we also make her Christmas Cards together. I love every moment of it! <3

Crafting Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I also got to stamp with my Mother-In-Law, Cindy, over the holidays!!! Cindy stamps with me as often as she can. She really enjoy coloring in all forms and I normally don’t have the patience to color all day. Oddly enough, when we played in the stamp room all day, I colored with the new Watercolor Pencils and she made fabulous cards! Again, we had an amazing time chatting, laughing, and stamping!! Nothing warms my heart more than stamping with friends and family. This week I started my classes back up and let me tell you I couldn’t be happier! I enjoyed the mini break but missed everyone! 🙂

LaurasLoyalStampers2, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m super excited to announce I have changed up my Laura’s Loyal Stampers Program for 2017!!! Now it doesn’t matter whether you order with me at a class, party, event or online!!!! You will earn a Sticker for every $40 order you place and after 10 Stickers, you will get a $40 Gift Certificate from me! The most amazing thing ever is that earning stickers is super easy during Sale-A-Bration!!! You can check out more information about it here – 2017 Laura’s Loyal Stampers Program! Click here to start shopping, earning Sale-A-Bration freebies, and Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!! 🙂

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

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Vertical Garden Project Kit!!!

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Succulents, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Succulents are so in right now! Little potted plants and fairy gardens are in all the stores and are just so darn cute! I love them! My Mom has them all over the house and they are precious! We got to pick out a few for her to pot up for us for Christmas! Can’t wait to pick it up!!! Eeeee Love them!!! (now let’s just hope I can keep them alive) If you are like me and love them but can’t keep plants alive, this is perfect for you!!!! The Vertical Garden Project Kit comes with all of the supplies to make this succulent garden! No watering necessary! 🙂

Vertical Garden Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The kit comes with all of the flower die cut out for you. All you have to do is curl the petals with your Bone Folder for that nice rounded look and glue them together! I actually brushed my petals with a sponge dauber in the same color as the cardstock just for a little texture and color variation. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the layers together. The Kit Instructions say to use the Multipurpose Glue but I tend to use too much of that stuff! I love that I didn’t need to get out the hot glue gun for this entire kit. Me and the hot glue gun don’t get along very well and it takes like a million hours to complete because of the pick up, set it down routine.

Succulent Garden, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did use a Hot Glue Gun for the little roses. You will want to curl it around a pencil or your fingertip to get a base curl and then add the glue and press and hold. You actually want to put the glue on that “second to last” petal and then wrap the last petal up with the rest. Hopefully this photo helps!

Mini Rose Buds Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once you have all of your flowers done, you can hot glue them into the box. The box is super sturdy and not flimsy at all. I expected it to be a bit more flimsy but it doesn’t bend or curve at all. Be sure your spacing for your flowers fills box rather than placing them all in there and having leftover space (like me) or not having enough space for all of them! I just placed the greeting over the space that I had leftover. The ribbon that is included in the kit is super fun and frilly. It is easy to make a big floppy bow.

Welcome Garden, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The kit comes with 2 banners which is fabulous for making mistakes or changing up the greeting!! The coordinating stamp set for this kit is Vertical Garden which has the words Welcome and Hello! I decided not to purchase the stamp set and thought I could add a greeting that I already had. I used the Layered Letters Alphabet Stamp Set for the letters and the leaves from Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set. I added a score line about an inch from the edges and added hot glue on the back side of the score line. I adhered that score line to the edge of the box! I super love how this turned out and I can’t wait to hang it on my front door closer to Spring! I wish that was tomorrow but unfortunately here in the midwest we have an ice storm coming so we must wait longer.

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

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Birthday Balloons!!!

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A new year has begun and that means Birthdays will happen!!! I love sending Birthday Cards because it is the one event that we all partake in!!! I tend to struggle with man card since I love PINK and flowers and bling but this one is perfect!!!

I started with an Emerald Envy card base! Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 3″ and punched the right side corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. I stamped the balloons from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set in Pacific Point Ink and Emerald Envy Ink. I stamped the strings of the balloons in Basic Black Ink. I made this card first but since I have made a few more and I like the squiggle string better for this card. It makes the strings not look so straight and blah. I added this piece to a Emerald Envy card base in the middle of card. Then I added a piece of Party Animal Designer Series Paper measuring 1″ x 5-1/2″ along the left hand side of the card. This covers the gap between the edge of the card and the balloon piece! Then I added some Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon around the card and tied into a knot. The ribbon goes to the inside of the card! For the greeting, I stamped it in Pacific Point Ink onto Whisper White. I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. Then I punched out another one in Pacific Point and cut it in half. I put half behind the upper part of the greeting and the other hand on the lower portion of the greeting. Check out the video on how to do it here! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Love it!!!

If you would like to get a Birthday Card this year, send me you name and address here! I would love to send out tons and tons of cards this year! #imbringingbirthdaysback

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Balloon Background!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today I have a fabulous technique to share with you that you could use with lots of different stamp sets!!! Creating backgrounds is perfect for all types of projects from cards, scrapbooks, 3D projects and more!!!

Year of Adventures, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All the shades of purple are used in this amazing balloon background card – Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, and Elegant Eggplant!

I started with a Perfect Plum card base! Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the greeting from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink. I love this set for the amazing greetings and fun balloons!!! While waiting for the greeting to completely dry before watercoloring it, I worked on the background. I started with the border/outline balloon images from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set. There are 5 total balloons stamped with the outlines. I stamped the top left corner in Elegant Eggplant Ink and then stamped the bottom right balloon with it as well (without going back to the ink). This gives even more color variation to the card besides the 3 colors already. I stamped the middle balloon and bottom left balloon in Sweet Sugarplum Ink (both full strength). The balloon on the upper right is Perfect Plum Ink. After the 5 base balloons are set, I filled in the balloons with the solid balloon stamp. I stamped each of the balloons and then stamped a few of the solid ones along top of the cardstock to resemble more balloons in the background. You can play with the color variations by stamping off on scrap paper for some or using full strength! One big tip – when using the 2nd stamped image be sure it is only after stamping the first image completely. What I mean by this is that if you stamp the image and half of the balloon is falling off the cardstock, don’t stamp it again completely on the card. If you do it, it will stamp as a dark image on the half that was “falling off” and light on the half that was stamped before. To avoid this, you can stamp off directly on a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto your project so it is an even stamp off. Now that the background is all complete, I colored in the letters of the greeting with an Aqua Painter and ink from the ink pads – Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. Once it was dried, I adhered it to a piece of Elegant Eggplant (4″ x 5-1/4″). I tied some of the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon around the bottom of the cardstock and added it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I liked using dimensionals when I have ribbon wrapped around because it makes it look nice and smooth and I just love the added texture. It is purple perfection!!!

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

Also, you can get the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set with the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits as a Bundle and Save 10% and you can pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!! I love this time of year!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Love Hearts!!!

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Quick and simple card ideas are always good to have in your back pocket. This design is not a new one! You might remember it from a few months ago when I created a holiday card! You can check it out here! I had some leftover pieces cut already so I thought I would make up the cards but updated to fit the upcoming holiday – Valentine’s Day! Some of the items used in this card are no longer available but you might still have them on hand from the Holiday Catalog or you can always change them up to fit what you have on hand!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the greeting in the lower right corner in Real Red Ink. I used the Sealed with Love Stamp Set for this card! This stamp set is geared totally for Valentine’s Day but has great images and greetings for lots of occasions – anniversary, wedding, just because, and more! I took a small piece of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape and placed it on the card front! Then I layered 3 squares – Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (2-1/4″ Square), Real Red (2″ Square) and Whisper White (1-3/4″ Square). I stamped the heart from the same stamp set in Real Red! I layered the squares with Snail Adhesive but added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick, simple and super adorable!!!

I just love this card and can’t wait to make tons of them to share my love with others on Valentine’s Day! I just love that holiday because I enjoy sharing my love and telling those that I love that I love them! I know many think that Valentine’s Day is all about teddy bears, chocolate, roses, and having a significant other but that’s not what it is to me. To me, it’s the perfect day to let others know they are loved! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Thank You For Your Kindness!!!

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You all know I make and send tons of thank you notes and I LOVE a good scroll-y font. Well this card is just amazing. It is quick, simple, and yet stunning!!! You can do it in any color you wish!!

I used a Whisper White card base and stamped the giant Thank You greeting in Emerald Envy. This greeting is from the So Very Much Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. It also comes with 4 little greetings that coordinate – For Your Kindness, For The Gift, So Very Much, and From All Of Us! These just just perfect for all your needs. I added some ribbon at the top for a little more color and texture. This card uses the Emerald Envy Silky Taffeta Ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog which retired on Tuesday. You might still be able to pick some up from the Clearance Rack! You can always use any of the ribbon you have on hand. Once I finished up that spool, I used the Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon but you can use anything you have on hand! Quick, simple and amazing! Don’t you think so???

You can earn this stamp set for FREE with every $50 order you place. You can check out all of the Occasions Mini Catalog items and Sale-A-Bration items! Then click here to start shopping!!!

Happy Stampin’!!! See you back here on Monday!

~Laura


Pretty Pocket Sale-A-Bration Card Kit!!!

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The Pretty Pocket Card Kit is one of the Sale-A-Bration Promotion items that you can earn for FREE with every $50 order you place! That means that if you order $100, you can pick 2 items for FREE! This kit is adorable, simple, quick and doesn’t need any other supplies! Love it!!!

Pocket Card Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The kit comes with all of the supplies to make 8 pocket cards and the envelopes! There are 4 So Saffron pockets and 4 Pool Party pockets! The little inserts even have lines on them which making writing your message super simple! I’m horrible at writing downhill for sure!

Decoration Pocket Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all of the stickers provided in the kit! You can see they say Thank You and Hello in different languages as well as the flowers at the top. I took this photo after making a few so that is why some are missing! 🙂 You can always use the extras in other languages for other projects!

Thank you Note Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is the final look of the pocket and the insert! I love how the Pool Party pocket has a So Saffron polka dot insert and vice versa! I love it. Also, the greeting has a border on the insert so you know exactly where to place the sticker. For the flower at the top, I suggest placing the insert into the pocket and then placing the flower down. This way you know that the flower will be peaking out of the top and placed high enough!

While some may think these are too simple, I think they are perfect to have on hand for a quick grab and go! Sometimes you just need something now and don’t have time for intricate ideas or pulling out all of your supplies! Don’t forget about the Occasions Mini Catalog which just started this week as well. When you have $50 or more in supplies to order, you can pick out any Sale-A-Bration item for free like this kit!!!

To see the reveal of this kit 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!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


On Cloud 9! The Occasions Mini Catalog is here!!!

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It’s here! It’s HERE! IT’S HERE!!!! Today is the day that the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion begin!!!! I’m so excited to start sharing all of these goodies with you and you can get them now too!!! Bright colors, beautiful patterns, new tools, and so much more! AND with all of this new stuff to buy, you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items with every $50 order. That’s even better! I love this time of year!

This card uses some items from both catalogs and yet they all coordinate together!!! I started with a Peek-a-Boo Peach card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the clouds all over the top portion in Night of Navy Ink. The clouds are from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog! Then I stamped the greeting from the same set in the middle on the bottom! There are lots of fun greetings in this set! I cut a piece of Carried Away Designer Series Paper into a 4″ x 2″ piece and adhered it across the cardstock. I love how this Designer Paper is a Sale-A-Bration item that coordinates with one of the bundles from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Just fabulous!!! Also, I wanted to point out that I picked the dimension of this strip to be 4″ x 2″ because that is an even number for a 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper. Now you can use up every inch of that paper!!! After adhering the Designer Paper on, I tied some Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon around the card and then adhered it to the card base! Love it!!

Stay tuned as I have tons of samples and reveals of these new items coming soon! You can see my Haul Video of some of the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration items here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Occasions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Begin!!!

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The best promotion ever has begun – Sale-A-Bration!!! You can enjoy the benefits as a customer, hostess, and even when you join Stampin’ Up!!!

~Every $50 you spend, you can pick out a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Click here to see all of the items you can pick!

~Now is a great time to hostess as well. When your party or order reaches $250, you will earn an additional $25 in Hostess Benefits!! That means you get $50 in Free Product!! You can also use that $50 to join Stampin’ Up!

~There is a fabulous special for joining during Sale-A-Bration too! You can use your hostess benefits towards your kit or you can join without having a party! It is $99 to join and you get to pick out $125 in any product you would like PLUS 2 FREE Stamp Sets of any value! Go for the highest value sets and that’s an additional $104 in product!!! WOOT WOOT! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out! I’m always happy to chat about it! Click here for more information!

Occasions Mini, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, they came out with some AMAZING new items!!! Ice Cream Cones, Balloons, Flowers, Tools, Dancing Girl, Dragonfly, Hot Air Balloons and so much more fill this Occasions Mini Catalog!! Have fun checking out all of the goodies and you can start shopping here!!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215 USD
Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn $21.50 in Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

Stay tuned as I have tons of samples and tutorials coming soon featuring these new products!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura