Big Blue Balloon!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I’m starting off the week with this fun and simple Big Blue Balloon card this morning!!! I think this card and greeting are the perfect start to the day and the week!

Big Blue Balloon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I loved this idea from fellow stamper, Julie Davison and just had to recreate it. Thank you, Julie for the amazing design! I’m also loving Seaside Spray and Night of Navy together!

I started with a Seaside Spray card base and stamped the images in the lower right corner! Using the Above the Clouds Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink and the balloons in Seaside Spray Ink. Next, I took a piece of Night of Navy and punched it with the Banner Triple Punch. This piece can go all the way across your card or just peak out a little bit. All up to you!

For that fabulous big blue balloon, I stamped the outline in Night of Navy and colored it in with the Seaside Spray Light Stampin’ Blends Marker. The basket was stamped in Early Espresso Ink and then stamped off once for the solid image stamp. Then, using the coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch, I punched out both the balloon and the basket. I added these with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a Stitched Oval and then added it to the card front.

If you want to make this adorable card, check out the supply list below!! Don’t forget that all orders of $50 this month will earn you $5 to spend in August!!! Gotta love Bonus Bucks!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Product List
Above The Clouds Bundle
$36.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Banner Triple Punch
$23.00

3 Panels of Beauty!!!

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I have been having so much fun with the Perennial Essence Suite! The stamps, the designer paper and even the vellum! Using designer paper in fun different ways makes it fun and fabulous! Here I created this card with 3 panels of beauty…don’t you think?!?!? Thanks to Debbie Jones for the inspiration on this card!

3 Panels of Beauty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m loving this color combination as well!!! Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink are the colors I used!

I started with a Flirty Flamingo card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. Next, I cut the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper into 1″ x 5″ pieces. I layered those onto Blackberry Bliss measuring 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhered them to the card front. It is easier to get even placement when you adhered the right and left one first and then place the center one down. Another great tip is to lay them all out as you wish and then pick up one at a time to add adhesive.

For the greeting, I die cut a Stitched Nested Label in Very Vanilla and stamped the greeting from the Floral Essence Stamp Set. I used Blackberry Bliss Ink. The greeting was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, I stamped the flower and leaf onto the Perennial Essence Vellum. Be sure to stamp on the dull/rough side rather than the shiny/brighter side. Also, it is probably best to stamp this first and then assemble the card. This will allow the ink to dry on the vellum as it does take a bit longer since it is a slick surface. Using the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch, I punched out the flower. Using the Leaf Punch, I punched out the leaves. Check out this post for more flower/leaf options! The flower was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals too! I finished off the card with a few Pearls and a Perennial Essence Floral Center!

Perennial Essence Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped the flower on the corners of a piece of Very Vanilla to place on the inside of the card! This ties together the front of the card and inside for that perfect look! Stamp the flower on your envelope too!!!

If you would like to make this amazing 3 panels of beauty card, check out the supply list below! Also, don’t forget one of Laura’s Quick Kits uses this same stamp set!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Perennial Essence 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Vellum Cardstock
$11.00
Perennial Essence Floral Centers
$6.00
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Floral Essence Bundle
$31.50
Leaf Punch
$16.00
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50

Technique Tuesday: Masking Technique!!

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Happy Tuesday!! You know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and that is the Masking Technique! Super easy to do but really gives a fabulous scenery look to your project which is major WOW factor.

Technique Tuesday: Masking Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Doesn’t that Hot Air Balloon look like it is floating in the clouds? Isn’t it super fabulous? Let’s get started on how I did this masking technique!

I started with a Terracotta Tile card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Pretty Peacock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I stamped the greeting from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set along the left hand side on Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″). I did this part with one of the bigger greetings and it looked too wordy. A few stampers at class actually stamped the bigger greeting just once in the upper left corner. There are lots of different options for the greeting! After stamping the greeting, I layered on a piece of the Woven Threads Designer Paper (2″ x 3-3/4″) across the lower half.

Now for that fabulous focal point and masking technique! First, I die cut the circle and scallop circle with the Layering Circle Framelits. On the Very Vanilla circle, I stamped the large hot air balloon from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. I stamped the outline in full strength Terracotta Tile and then the solid background in the same ink but stamped off once. The balloon looks so lonely so it needs some clouds. Using the Hot Air Balloon Punch, I punched out a scrap balloon and placed it over the stamped one. Then I inked up the clouds in Pretty Peacock and stamped off once and then right over the top of the balloon. This gives that fabulous cloud look without it stamping over the balloon. Once I finished stamping, I added this to the scallop circle and then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Hot Air Balloon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped another balloons and a few clouds. Oh yeah….the basket of the balloon was stamped in Early Espresso! What color combination would you use for your Hot Air Balloon card and this masking technique!

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

Product List
Above The Clouds Bundle
$36.00
Woven Threads Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00

Mosaic Butterflies too!!!

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I have been having so much fun with the Mosaic Suite lately. You can check out other samples here and here! Did you know there are mosaic butterflies too?? The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set has the perfect mosaic butterfly to coordinate with this Suite!

Mosaic Butterflies too, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So simple but just stunning with that greeting, amazing paper, and mosaic butterflies too!!! I just love it!!!

I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a piece of the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″) and layered it onto Terracotta Tile cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I stamped the greeting from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock (3-3/4″ x 1″). The greeting is stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink. I layered that above the designer paper. To cover the gap between the greeting and designer paper, I added a piece of the Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon. Just place the ribbon across and secure the ends on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added more to the back and placed it on the card base!

For the butterflies, I used the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. I stamped the butterfly in Crushed Curry Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped the solid butterfly image in Crushed Curry as well but stamped off once. This gives that lighter look. The centers of the butterflies were stamped in Soft Suede. Using the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch, I punched them out and added them to the card front.

Mosaic Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″)! Using a scrap piece of the designer paper that was leftover, I added it to the left hand side. This is a great way to use up those little leftover strips of designer paper! Decorate the inside of the card!!!

Check out the supply list below so you can make this beautiful mosaic butterfly card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Coloring Like An Artist!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! It is Tuesday. I feel like I need a giant neon sign telling me the day of the week as I am soooo off after last week. Tuesday means I have a fabulous technique to share with you! Woot Woot! I totally don’t feel like an artist but today I’m going to show you how easy it is to do! This card makes coloring like an artist possible and easy!!!

Coloring Like An Artist, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning?!?! I can’t believe I DID IT! Like that was colored and created by me. It still amazes me. I just love how Stampin’ Blends make me feel….like an artist!

I started with a Pool Party card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. After folding it in half for my card, I cut off 2″ from the bottom. This allows a little peekaboo to see the inside of the card! On the inside, I added a piece of So Saffron (4″ x 5-1/4″). Using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Basic Gray and the flowers in So Saffron. On the upper front flap of the card, I layered Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (3-1/4″ x 4″) to some Calypso Coral (3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″).

Birds in a Bird Cage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Free As a Bird Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Nested Labels, I created that fabulous focal point. I stamped the birds in Basic Gray because I like that lighter look for coloring rather than black!

Using various Stampin’ Blends, I started coloring. Pool Party was used for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. The branches were colored in Soft Suede. Now for the birdies, I colored the beaks in Dark Soft Suede. Next, I colored the top of the head to that little line at the eye in Soft Suede. Then I colored the belly and bottom most part in Dark Calypso Coral. I slowly moved my way to the center. Using Light Calypso Coral, I colored over the dark coral and up a little higher. Then using the Crumb Cake, I colored the Soft Suede and down into the coral. To finish it off, I went back over the coral and crumb cake with the Light Calypso Coral to blend it all together.

A couple tips when doing this is to give it time. After going over the colors to blend them, give it a bit to blend and dry because after a minute or so it will look better. This is better than coloring over and over and over again. I tend to color each one and then go back over each one. Another tip is sometimes I need to set it aside or walk away and then I come back and I’m like oh wow, look at that! It’s fabulous then! Just have fun coloring like an artist!

I added this piece to the card front by applying Tear And Tape just on the top half and sticking it on the bottom edge of the card front! Perfect!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the video below or click here! I will say that I did different colors….on accident but it still looks fabulous so just have fun with it! 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

Product List
Free As A Bird Bundle
$51.25
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00

Let’s Celebrate You!!!

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This greeting – Let’s Celebrate You – is perfect for any occasion. It would work for birthday, promotion, achieving a goal, becoming a mom, graduation and so much more!!! We can celebrate YOU each and every day!!!

Let's celebrate you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Last week, I did another fabulous card using this Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and I just can’t get enough! That’s no surprise though since you all know I love flowers!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I stamped all around the edges of the base with the flower image from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. I stamped these flower in Mint Macaron for that slightly darker shade of green! Clean off the stamp and then stamp 2 more in Basic Gray onto scrap white cardstock! I like using Basic Gray when I’m coloring because it makes the image softer looking. It tends to blend in better than being so bold like black can be.

Color Options for coloring flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the beautiful flowers and greenery. There are so many fun options for this. I was blown away by all the fabulous looks that my stampers combined at class. I wanted to keep all of their cards!!! Once the image is colored, I die cut it with the coordinating framelits Budding Blooms (Bundle & Save 10%).

The greeting was stamped from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set onto one of the NEW Stitched Nested Labels. These are so fun and pretty!!! Two of the cards above have a greeting stamped in Lovely Lipstick Ink and the bottom one was stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink! The greeting was added to the card with Snail Adhesive but the flowers are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish off the card, I used some of the Basic Sequins and Glittered Enamel Shapes!

Bloom & Grow Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I just stamped some flowers from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set!!! If you love to color, this card is perfect for you!!! Check out the supplies listed below so you can recreate it! Don’t forget that today and every day….Let’s Celebrate You!!!

Happy Stampin’….and colorin’

~Laura

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Stamping Layered Flowers!!!

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I love stamping with flowers….that’s no secret for sure! There are just so many fabulous ways to use them like this fun background card but also this one I’m sharing today! Stamping layered flowers gives a whole new look to the flower and project! It’s super fun!

Stamping Layered Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Floral Essence Stamp Set to create this stunning card. Using both the large and small flower together just makes for a whole new look!!! You totally need to try it out!

I started with a Seaside Spray card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped all over it with the Floral Essence Stamp Set. I used Seaside Spray ink for both layers of the flower but the large flower I stamped off once. For the smaller flower, I used full strength Seaside Spray. It is super easy to stamp the 2 flowers because there is no right or wrong way to line up the flowers, simply overlap that center a little. I stamped the center of the flower in Crushed Curry and the leaves in Mossy Meadow. Be sure to stamp the flowers and greenery off the edge of the cardstock so the image seems to be continuous!

After stamping this fabulous layered flower, I layered this piece onto Crumb Cake (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before layering it onto the card front, I added a strip of the Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon. Simply secure the ends on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals and add a few more to secure it to the card front!

Rococo Rose Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I did the same card in Rococo Rose and it looks just as fabulous! For the greeting, I used Circle Punches to punch out Whisper White and Crumb Cake. The greeting is from the same Floral Essence Stamp Set and in the same ink color used for the flowers! This makes fewer supplies used which makes things easier! I added a few loops of Linen Thread behind the greeting for some texture and to make the greeting POP!

Which color do you prefer for your layered flowers card?? Let me know in the comments below! If you can’t wait to create this same card, check out the supply list below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Creating a Double Fold Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! We are creating a double fold card and it is beautiful!!!

Creating a Double Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Perennial Essence Suite and I love how it turned out. The little flower piece opens to the right and then the designer paper piece opens to the left! It’s super fun! Also, the flower is all blingy with Wink of Stella. This photo just doesn’t show how amazing this card is!

I started with a card base of Purple Posy measuring 5-1/2 x 7-1/4. So this is like a normal card base but with a little 1-1/4″ piece taken off the front. Next, I layered on the Blackberry Bliss (5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″) and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (5″ x 2-1/2″). For the inside piece, I stamped 3 flowers from the Floral Essence Stamp Set along the left hand side of a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″). I found that stamping the middle flower first and then the two side ones worked best for spacing!

For the 2nd fold out piece, I started with a piece of Purple Posy measuring 3″ x 6″ and I folded it in half. Next, I layered on a piece of Blackberry Bliss measuring 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. On the 2-1/2″ square of Whisper White, I stamped another one of those big flowers and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I used the Blackberry Bliss Dark Marker for all of the lines and accents on the flower. Then I went over it and filled in with the Blackberry Bliss Light Marker. For the center and greeting, I stamped them with Crushed Curry Ink. To finish it off, I added Wink of Stella all over it. #SafeGlitter 🙂

Floral Essence Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I layered the flower onto the Blackberry Bliss square and stamped the greeting inside the mini card. Make sure the crease of the card is on the right hand side. Then I added adhesive to the back and placed like a sandwich around the left side flap. Making sure it was centered up and down and in far enough on the side so it wasn’t hanging off, I pressed it down! Now you are done creating a double fold card.

Check out more samples using the Perennial Essence Suite here and here. Also, if you would like to make these cards, click the supply list below!

If you would like to see all of this 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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It is a Tree!!!

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Did you know that it is a tree stamp in the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set? I totally thought the tree top was just a background or mossy greenery dangling down. Then I looked at the trunk image and couldn’t figure it out. I thought maybe a koi fish or something. When I looked in the catalog, I realized it is a tree. Of course, it is!

It is a tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It is not just any tree….it is a beautiful one!!! How cool is this card?!?! I thought the greeting from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set was perfect for this card! It is perfect for any card because lets be honest, sometimes we all need to be told to just breathe! Am I right??

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I cut a piece of Pool Party (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting from Colorful Seasons along the bottom. It was stamped in Night of Navy Ink. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″) for the focal point. It is a bit longer so that I could rip off the bottom after stamping and coloring for some texture.

Mosaic Tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the tree, I stamped the leaves first in Call Me Clover Ink. I stamped down once, lifted and moved it over just a bit and stamped again. This gives more leaves and colors for a fuller look on the tree. Next, I stamped the trunk in Soft Suede Ink. By stamping the tree first and working your way down, you know you won’t run out of room. If you stamped the trunk and it was too high, your leaves would fall off the top of the cardstock.

After stamping, I took the brush tip of the Stampin’ Blends and just colored in. I used Pool Party Light for the sky and Soft Suede Light for the ground. Simply swipe the ink across in a rough look. Don’t worry about filling it all in perfectly, just swipe across. It might look crazy at first but set it aside and work on the rest of the card and then come back and it will be fabulous! I ripped the bottom and then added it to the Pool Party layer. Using some of the new Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, I wrapped it around and tied it into a knot. Since the twine is bumpy, I added this layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a smooth look!

Mosaic Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a layer of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the mosaic circles on the corners in Night of Navy Ink. This are from the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set! The perfect little decoration!

If you would like to make this fabulous card, check out the supplies listed below! You can also check out another sample I created with this set by clicking here and here!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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How To Get Your Spacing Right!!!

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Sometimes I just wing it and sometimes I measure and sometimes I have fun little tips like this one!!! Today, I’m sharing how to get your spacing right on stamped flowers so you can fit a greeting in the middle!!!

How To Get Your Spacing Right, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Bloom & Grow Stamp Set makes my heart happy!! I just love all the flower combinations and how they can be stamped so beautifully!

I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) to stamp the flowers from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. These were stamped in Basic Gray because I like that softer look for coloring rather than the bold black look.

So now for the hot topic: How To Get Your Spacing Right?!?! I simply placed the greeting strip (Highland Heather measuring 4-1/4″ x 1″) to the side of the white cardstock and in the middle where I wanted it to be placed. Then I stamped the top flowers making sure to be at the top of that greeting strip. Ink it up again, flip it over, and stamp the bottom flowers near the bottom of that greeting strip. By placing the guide on the side, it helps get that perfect spacing where they aren’t too far apart or too close together! Simple and fabulous!

Stampin' Blends Coloring, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the colors of Stampin’ Blends that I used for these flowers. I like to take a photo with my phone right after I am done so I know which colors were used. Then if I want to recreate it exactly, I don’t have to guess!!!

You are Simply Wonderful, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once I finished coloring, I added this layer to the card base. Then I stamped the greeting from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Ink. This piece was then attached to the center of the card. For a little bit of texture, I added a Baker’s Twine bow with a Mini Glue Dot and some Basic Sequins.

Simply Wonderful Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some greenery on the corners from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. Perfect coordination to complete the card! Here are some more color options for this amazing card!

Coloring Options, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see all of this 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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