Technique Tuesday – Colorful Fall Leaves!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you! Aren’t these colorful Fall leaves so real looking? I love how each one comes out different and they are just so stunning!

Colorful Fall Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

This technique is super fun and simple! All you need is a baby wipe and your favorite fall colors of Ink Refills!

I started with a Cajun Craze card base. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I actually stamped my greeting at the end but if you are concerned about leaving enough space, you can stamp it first. The greeting was stamped in Early Espresso Ink from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. This stamp set is perfect for all year long. Check out these other samples I created using it here, here, and here!

Now for stamping the leaves. I took a regular baby wipe and unfolded it from all of the creases in the package. Then I folded it in half twice to create a rectangle/square. I placed mine in a clear mount stamp case but any sort of plastic surface or disposable plate would work. Then simply add drops of your favorite fall colors from Ink Refills. I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke.

Baby Wipe Ink Pad, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is now the ink pad that I used for stamping the large and small leaf from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I stamped the images all around the left hand side, top and bottom! Once I had all the leaves I wanted, I added some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon to the bottom. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added it to the card front. The card at the top was done with a knot and the one below I just added a strip of the ribbon. Which do you prefer?

Fall Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This new “ink pad” that was created can stamp tons of leaves before drying out or using it all up. Mine was actually still wet and usable the next day even! Of course every time I create a new “ink pad” it comes out different. Sometimes I have more of one color and other times I have a big splotches of color. I just love that crackle look from the texture on the baby wipe and the colors blending together!

Multi-Colored Leaves, 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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Creating Loops of Sequins Behind Your Greeting!!!

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I have recently fallen in love with these little loops of sequins behind the greeting! It really just makes it POP and I love the little bit of bling!

Leaves of Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog which is perfect for this card and SO many other fabulous ones! Stay tuned to more samples using that amazing sunflower too!

I started with an Old Olive card base! Next I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the leaf from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set 3 times. I used Old Olive Ink for both stamped images. Since these images are textured and not solid, they really overlay perfectly! I love it! After stamping the leaves, I added the strips of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. These strips are just 3/4″ wide and angled on each end.

Loops of Gold Sequins, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now, it’s time for the greeting. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the Whisper White and Gold Foil circle! I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set! After adhering the greeting to the Gold Foil circle, I flipped it over. I took a strip of the Mini Gold Sequin Trim and looped it around the backside. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured these loops in the exact spot that I wanted it. (Yes, I am an over-user of dimensionals but that’s okay!) Next I added this to the card front. Since there are always a few sequins that fall off the end, I added them around the greeting to the card front. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere them! I just love it!!!

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Happy Stampin’
~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Treat Tubes For Every Occasion!

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Happy Tuesday!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today, I’m showing you these fabulous Treat Tubes from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!!

Treat Tubes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are 2 tubes that I decorated for Halloween and Christmas. Well actually that little red bow could be any occasion….like Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Baby, etc. That is what is so fun about these! They are cute, simple, and fun!

Pumpkin Test Tube, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the little Pumpkin one, I used some of the Pick A Pattern Designer Washi Tape to wrap around the top and bottom. For the tag, I used the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits (Bundle and Save 10%). I simply stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink so it wouldn’t bleed when I colored it with the markers. I wanted that bold, bright color so I went with markers. Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Basic Black were the colors I used!

Pumpkin Tag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this set because it makes perfect little tags with the hole in it to tie it on and it’s a front and back tag. Isn’t that adorable??? I used Black and White Baker’s Twine to tie it on!

Red Bow Topper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went super simple with this one and placed a Mini Bow on top! Adorable!!! You could always add a tag if you wished!

A few tips for the inside goodies: Candy, Tic Tacs, M&Ms, Hot Cocoa, Coffee Beans, Single Serving Drink Packets (coffee, tea, lemonade, etc.), Bath Salts, Candles/Balloons/Confetti, Spice Mix, Glitter, Oats & Glitter for Reindeer Food, Marshmallows inside tied to a Hot Cocoa Packet. Let me know in the comments if you have any other great ideas!!!

If you would like to see these in action and lots of other Gift Packaging ideas, check out the Video Tutorial below. I will be posting more items from the video on here tomorrow so stay tuned! 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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Pumpkin Spinner Card!!!

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Last week I shared with you the Reindeer Spinner Card for Christmas but today I’m sharing this Pumpkin Spinner Card!!!

Pumpkin Spinner Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can check out all the instructions for this card as well as seeing a Video Tutorial by clicking here!!! I figured I wouldn’t explain it all again but I will let you know the colors and dimensions as this one is a bit different!

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and layered on a piece of Very Vanilla (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″). For the next layer, I used Cajun Crazy (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) and a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Paper (3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″). There is a smaller border showing on this card with each layer. This can be modified to whichever you prefer!

Painted Autumn Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the little pumpkin spinner part, I stamped it from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set! This is a fun set the Holiday Mini Catalog. Next, I colored the pumpkin with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Using the coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits, I die cut them out (Bundle & Save 10%). Since I don’t need the tag portion, I snipped off the string hole and the fold. Now there is a front and back pumpkin. I added Fast Fuse to the back of both. Next, I placed some Copper Metallic Thread down the center and pressed it between the 2 pumpkins.

Inside Spinner Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside on this one I really struggled with deciding what I wanted to use. I bet I spent 10 minutes contemplating using a solid cardstock or another pattern from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper. I settled with Soft Sky cardstock! Love it!!! Again, be sure to check out the Video Tutorial I did so you can see it all in action! Be sure to wind it up before sending it out! Then when the recipient opens the card, the little pumpkin will spin around and around!!!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Pick A Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.comDon’t forget that this stamp set – Pick A Pumpkin is the one you can earn for FREE with a $75 order! This offer is all month long. Check out all the details here!


Watercolor Christmas Project Kit!!!

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The Watercolor Christmas Project Kit from the Holiday Mini Catalog is simple and adorable! If you want to send out hand made cards but you are just too busy this time of year, this kit is for you!

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 20 total cards in this kit in 4 different designs. I love the gold foil envelopes as well!!! A little tip for the envelope liners is to score the lip before putting it in the envelope. When I stuck it in and just folded the lip, the foil creased all over and didn’t look as nice. I simply placed the liner in my Stampin’ Trimmer and scored it, placed it in the envelope and added a bit of adhesive to the lip to hold them together. They turned out much nicer this way!

Season Of Cheer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think this one is my favorite….it’s a hard decision! I love that swirl of Gold Mini Sequin Trim! This card was simple with stamping the greeting on the bottom and added the layers. I secured the sequin trim with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added it to the card front!!!

Christmas Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the Emerald Envy stripes on this card! There were a few gold sequins that fell off when I cut the strips so I added them around the greeting with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. This was also because I had a little boo boo ink spot to cover up! 🙂 It really makes the greeting POP and I kind of wish I did it to the other one too!

Merriest Christmas Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.comI love the little holly berries on this one. Of course, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for all of the “randomly placed sequins” (aka in the same spots as the photo instructions)!

Holiday Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit has definitely given me some more ideas on how to use sequin trim. Look how just a little strip makes that greeting stand out. I love it!!!

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Of course there are actually 5 of each design for a total of 20 cards but I just showed off 2 of each! I think this is a great kit for quick and simple holiday cards. This time of year can be crazy so enjoy stamping without the fuss and pick up the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit!

If you would like to see this all 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


Technique Tuesday – Spinner Cards!!!

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Happy Tuesday!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s a major WOW!!! This spinner card is just soooo cool. Be sure to watch the video to really see it in action!

Spinner Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Traditional red and green and just so precious with that little reindeer!!! Thank you to Jessica Ingold for this amazing idea! Let’s get started!!!

I started with a Garden Green Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and layered on a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″). Be sure to only put adhesive around the edges and then you can use your cut out ovals for another project. Next, I layered Cherry Cobbler (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) and a piece of the Be Merry Designer Paper (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) together. Using the Layering Ovals Framelits (3rd largest), I die cut an oval in the center. I placed this on top of my card base in the center and traced with a pencil around the middle of the oval. This helps to line up the oval on the card base layers. Be sure to open the card up when running the base through the Big Shot with the Layering Ovals Framelits. Again using the 3rd largest oval for this piece as well.

Be Merry Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now let’s work on that little reindeer spinner part. I stamped the reindeer from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Next, I colored him with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Using the coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits, I die cut them out. Since I don’t need the tag portion, I snipped off the string hole and the fold. Now there are 2 separate reindeer. I added Fast Fuse to the back of both reindeer. Next, I placed some Silver Metallic Thread down the center and pressed it between the 2 reindeer.

Spinner Card Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble the spinner. I added a small strip of Fast Fuse to the top and bottom of the oval (cherry cobbler layer). Next, I pressed the thread into it, making sure it was nice and tight. (Be sure your reindeer and designer paper are both in the same direction so your trees aren’t upside down.) Then I took some Tear And Tape and placed it over the thread and covering the Fast Fuse strip. Now it is time to assemble the card! I added Stampin’ Dimensionals all around the Cherry Cobbler layer and placed it on the card base, lining up the ovals.

Layering Ovals Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I die cut the 2nd largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and placed  it in the center to give a nice background for the reindeer! Now just wind up the reindeer and close the card! When the recipient opens the card, the little reindeer will spin and twirl around!!!

If you would like to see this all 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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Flowers Are Better In Odd Numbers!!!

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They say you should always decorate in odds, right? Well I would agree and flowers are better in odd numbers as well! Isn’t this card stunning?

Flowers Are Better In Odd Numbers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super fun because you can mix and match the flower, the colors, and greeting. Flowers are great for any occasion, I think!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took three white pieces measuring 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and stamped the flowers. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set which has lots of stems and flowers to pick from. The stems were stamped in Old Olive Ink and the flowers were stamped in Fresh Fig Ink. I stamped the stems first with the flowers then placed on top! I placed these on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Once I had the placement down, I lifted each one individually for adhesive.

Beautiful Bouquet, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I placed a strip of Finely Woven Fresh Fig Ribbon over the lower portion of the flowers. I simply wrapped the ends to the back side and then added it to the card base. For the greeting, I die cut the Whisper White oval with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the scallop oval with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I just love the layered look of these two sets of Framelits in squares, circles, and ovals! The greeting was stamped from the same stamp set – Beautiful Bouquet! I love a set that has flowers and amazing greeting options! There are also greetings for the inside of the card!! BONUS!

If you would like to see this all 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!!!


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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!!

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Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!! There is just something about that tang and the sweetness! Cupcakes are heavenly to me anyway!!! Let me know in the comments…..cake or cupcakes???

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When I decided to make cupcakes with embossing paste icing, I knew I wanted yellow for a lemon look!!! I think I nailed it! 🙂

I started with a Night of Navy card base (4-1/4″ x 11″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ and stamped the greeting from the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set in Night of Navy. Be sure to stamp it on the lower portion so the Designer Paper doesn’t cover it! I layered this onto the bottom of a piece of Daffodil Delight (4″ x 5-1/4″). On the top portion, I layered on a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″). The designer paper till overlap over the top of the greeting piece. I tied some Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon around the piece, covering the overlap of papers. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the cupcake, I used the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. The liner is a 3 step stamping image. I stamped the largest image in Crumb Cake Ink. The next image was stamped in Soft Suede (stamped off once) and the smallest final image in Soft Suede (full strength). The icing was stamped with the largest (most solid) image in Crushed Curry. I decided on using a darker yellow so it would really pop! I added the liner to the card front with Snail Adhesive but I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the icing! It is easier to ice the cupcake when it is adhered on already. Plus, this way you don’t have to touch it again while it dries.

Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this icing, I added a few drops of Daffodil Delight Re-inker to some Embossing Paste. Using the Palette Knives, I mixed it in and then added a fine layer to the cupcake icing. Go thin so it doesn’t take forever to dry and there is less curling and cracking of the cardstock. A few things I did to finish off the card were add some Glitter Enamel Shapes to either side of the greeting and Wink of Stella on the icing! Be sure the embossing paste is completely dry and just brush some glitter all over for a hint of shine! I just love how this turned out!!!

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~Laura

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Crazy for Copper Roses!!!

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This card is just stunning with the copper roses! I love the bling from the embossing but all the simplicity of the single image and designer paper!

Copper Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know I love flowers oh so very much so this card is already fabulous in my book! I hope you all love it too!

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Petal Garden Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Now for that amazing rose. I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 4-1/2″) and tapped the Embossing Buddy all over it. This reduces the static on the paper so the embossing powder doesn’t stick in places it shouldn’t. Using the rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set, I stamped it in VersaMark Ink. This is the tacky ink for holding the embossing powder. Next, I poured Copper Embossing Powder over the top and tapped off the excess. To set the powder, I used the Heat Tool on setting 2.

Once it cooled, I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set. When I did this card in class sometimes we had a hard time fitting the greeting in. You could stamp the greeting first but allow it to dry for a bit and be sure to use the embossing buddy over the greeting. If you don’t the little bit of moisture from stamping the greeting will hold onto the embossing powder. To finish it off, I tied some Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon around the rose. Next, I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I placed it on diagonally which is always a bit of a struggle for me. The look is super cool but then I think it just looked crooked. I say just place it down and go with it!!! Made with love and not perfection! 🙂

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand!!!

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I think that Pink & Gold go hand in hand. Every girl needs a little bling in her life whether it is gold or silver!!!

Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These colors are just so fabulous together! Don’t forget that the other half of the Bundle of Love Designer Paper is a beautiful blue!!!

For this card, I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Rather than wasting all of it by covering it up, I die cut the scallop circle out of the middle before layering on the Designer Paper. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the scallop and smooth circle! Once I had cut out the middle, I layered on the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper. The designer paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″ and I cut it at 2″ to have a 2″ piece and a 3″ piece! It doesn’t matter which one is the gold side and which is the pink, that’s all personal preference.

After adhering those on, I added a strip of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the spot where the paper comes together. This gives a nice clean look and I did adhered the ends on the back side and added it to the card base.

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Blushing Bride Ink. To give it a little more color and pop, I brushed the edges with a Sponge Dauber. Next, I layered it onto the scallop Gold Foil circle and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used for this card, you can see them all here:

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If you would like to see this all 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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