Stitched Felt Embellishments!!!

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I’m not usually a big fan of chunky embellishments but the Stitched Felt Embellishments are soft and super cute!!

Stitched Felt Embellishments, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Aren’t these the cutest?!?! I kind of like having the options of mixing and matching with the colors too! I used Real Red and Garden Green!!!

The card bases are Real Red and Garden Green. Then using the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, I cut it into 3″ x 4″ pieces. This way I was able to get 2 pieces out of each square with a nice rectangle left over to use for another project. I added this piece to the upper 1/3 of the card.

Quilted Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 4″) and stamped the greeting from the Quilted Christmas Stamp Set. I used Real Red Ink for the green card and Garden Green Ink for the red card. Be sure to stamp on the right hand side so there is room for the felt on the left. Before adding this to the card front, I added a little strip (1/2″ x  4″) of the same color as the card base (green in the one above). I did this for a few reasons….to add a little more color and to use up scraps! 🙂

Merry Little Christmas Tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the final detail, I added a Stitched Felt Embellishment to the left hand side. I found that the Multi-purpose Adhesive worked best. Hold for about 30 seconds and then set it aside. Since the glue is liquid it does take a bit longer to dry.

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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


Deck The Halls!!!

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Are you excited about Christmas? Have you started to Deck the Halls?? We usually decorate the first week of Christmas! I like celebrating each holiday as it’s own so next up is Thanksgiving!

Deck the Halls, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Cherry Cobble card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut the border piece on the left and then the right using the Card Front Builder Framelits. This was probably the hardest part of the entire card. Then using the coordinating Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%), I stamped the greeting in Crumb Cake Ink. I really struggled with my colors for this card, wondering if I wanted to stick with just a few and  is that one dark enough. Feel free to change it up if you recreate this card! 🙂

Next up, I stamped the ornaments on either side of the greeting in Basic Gray Ink. I placed a piece of scrap paper over the top border so that the strings stopped in the middle and didn’t cross over each line. Then I cleaned off the stamps and stamped the ornaments in Emerald Envy Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink onto scrap white paper. Using the Card Front Builder Framelits, I die cut the ornaments out. Two of the ornaments are adhered flat and the other 4 ornaments were added with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love these little things! Now that the front is complete, I added this piece to a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. Then I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the front, I added a few Enamel Shapes!

Holiday Ornaments, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White and stamped some ornaments in Emerald Envy to coordinate!!! Do you like to add a layer to the inside of the card and decorate it?? Let me know in the comments below! I don’t usually do it but like to every once in a while!

Don’t forget that all orders of $75 or more placed in the month of November will earn the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set from me!!! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Quilted Tree!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are having an amazing week! Today is Technique Tuesday which is super exciting! I’m sharing with you this quilted tree which is perfect for Christmas time and this winter season. Quilts just scream warm and cozy! My Grandmother and Mom have made so many so they also make me think of family and love! 🙂

Quilted Tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Real Red card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ to use for the front. Using the Quilt Builder Framelits, I die cut a bunch of triangles from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack. The cool thing is that the paper is double sides so you have tons of options. Another bonus is that I was able to cut 2-3 layers of paper with every crank through the Big Shot. Woot Woot!!!

Starting with the middle on the top, I placed my first triangle (red). Next, I placed the green one directly under it. I did slide my triangles a bit under each other just for a nice clean covered look. I didn’t want them to pull apart when I ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. After I placed the green one directly under, I added the red triangles to either side. For the third row, I added the red triangles directly under the red triangles and then filled in with the green ones! For the stump on the bottom, I placed a small rectangle of Early Espresso cardstock.

Using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder, I ran this entire piece through the Big Shot. I did it both ways – with the impression pressed out and pressed in. You can pick which one you prefer. I found that when I pressed the embossed image in, the triangles came up a bit on the tips where there wasn’t any adhesive. Of course, I didn’t cover the entire triangle with adhesive so the tips popped up. With the impression popped out like the sample above, it was nice and smooth! After adding this to the front of the card, I added some Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the inside of the card. The little silver star to the top from the Metallic Enamel Shapes added a little bling!

Merry Little Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added a piece of Whisper White to the inside and stamped the greeting from the coordinating Christmas Quilt Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%). It was stamped in Real Red!

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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Embossed Champagne Foil Paper!!!

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When I first saw the Champagne Foil Paper I fell in love and then I embossed Champagne Foil Paper and my heart exploded!!! So simple but yet very stunning!

Embossed Champagne Foil Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the colors of this card. That Fresh Fig is just stunning with the new Champagne Foil. (PS: I went to the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and every time I type for this foil, I want to spell it Champaign. Gets me every time!!! So please forgive me if I happen to spell it that way at some point!)

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla (4-1/4″ x 11″) for a card base. Next, I cut a piece of Fresh Fig (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added it to the front. Then, I took 2 pieces of Champagne Foil measuring 1-1/2″ x  3-3/4″. Using the Big Shot, I ran them through in the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. I added one to the top and one to the bottom of the card front. By placing these one first, I found that my spacing was better. Working towards the middle rather than top to bottom (or vice versa) helped with my spacing more.

For the greeting in the middle, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Using the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Fresh Fig Ink. Then using the little scroll, I stamped one up and one down to border the greeting!

This card is super simple and easy to duplicate this season. You can actually emboss 3 of those pieces of foil in the folder each crank through. So that means 2 cranks through the Big Shot for 3 cards! I’m all about getting the most out of each crank. Time is not on our side during this time of year so making the most of it is best. Am I right?? 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Smitten Mittens!!!

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This Smitten Mittens card is perfect for Christmas, Winter, Valentine’s Day, or any occasion during this entire season! I just love the soft colors and hint of bling!

Smitten Mittens, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I stamped the heart stitching at the top and bottom from the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set. I used Powder Pink Ink. Then, I started the layers with Powder Pink measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. At the top, I layered on a piece of Champagne Foil measuring 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and then Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Paper (3″ x  3″). Using a nice 3″ square for the Designer Paper makes perfect use of the 12″ x 12″ sheet! I love not having scraps left over because I’m not the best at using them up later.

For the greeting at the bottom, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. Next, I stamped the mittens and greeting in Powder Pink. These are all from the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set. I’m not going to lie, it took me a few minutes to make sure I was stamping the mittens correctly and not backwards. 🙂 After stamping, I added this to the bottom portion of the Powder Pink. Using some Powder Pink Ribbon, I tied it around the spot where the 2 papers meet and into a knot. Then I added this piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture!

I love the soft look of this. I think it would look stunning in Fresh Fig or Elegant Eggplant as well. It makes a great winter card for any occasion! What would you use this card for? Winter? Christmas? Valentine’s Day? Change the greeting to Birthday, etc? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Color Me Happy Project Kit!!!

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The Color Me Happy Project Kit just became available on November 1st. It is super fun and fabulous. This kit uses the NEW Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers!!

Color Me Happy Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are super cute and a great way to get started with Stampin’ Blends. I love how the images help me with shading and coloring. Also, I have to say that the envelopes in this kit are like beyond amazing. They are colorful and gold trimmed! Amazing!!!

Purple & Pink Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, so of course this is my favorite because it has flowers. I colored some Rich Razzleberry and some in Pink Pirouette. I simply colored all around the borders of the petal with the dark marker and then blended and filled in with the light color. That gold trim has a sticky back which makes it super easy to use but be careful with wrinkles!

Paper Lanterns, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my second favorite because I think it looks like a great Man Card and I love those colors! The paper lanterns were super fun and easy to color. TIP: Be sure to stamp a lantern in the place of the popped up lantern so you still have the string and tail. (opps on my first one!) Another tip would be to stamp rather high up so that your string hits the string going side to side. Of course, if you are a bit off, you can always draw it in with a marker! 🙂

Party Line of Lanterns, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Again with these lanterns, I simply colored the outer edge with the darker color and then blended and filled in with the lighter color!

Color Me Happy Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card I super love because that greeting is fabulous and scroll-y and has a drop shadow. There are so many coloring options for that. You could color it the same color in light and dark or mix and match. Eeeee So much fun and you all know I send lots of thank you cards each month. (Anyone who orders from me each month receives a card from me.)

Thank you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

That gold trim around the greeting is so fabulous and the color combination for this card is just amazing!

Little Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this little birdies on this card but that greeting was a pain in the rear. Thank goodness, Stampin’ Up gives you extra labels. Since it is a solid image, be sure to ink it up really well and stamp on a piece of scrap a few times. This helps rough up the stamp and allow for the ink to cover the stamp much better.

Colored in Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the birdies, I colored in dark all around the edge and on each dark mark. Also, I colored in the tail with the dark. Then I took the light marker and colored in the center and blended it all together. These birdies are just beautiful and would make a fun love birds card for a wedding, anniversary, engagement, etc.

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see the unboxing and reveal of this kit, 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!!! Stay tuned for more videos on Stampin’ Blends!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All Kinds of Shutter Cards!!!

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Back a few months ago, I posted this Shutter Card! Since then I have made all kinds of shutter cards in different patterns and for different occasions! Check them out here! For the directions and video tutorial, click here!

All kinds of shutter cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one was created with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I used the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits for the front decoration! Bundle & Save 10%

Life Happens Coffee Helps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting fits like JUST PERFECTLY so you really have to hold the shutter open real tight. You can stamp the greeting in the middle of the circle before adding the shutters too! Just make sure it is centered!

Anniversary Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one uses the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper. The greeting and decoration is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set!

Fresh Florals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set is perfect because of the coordinating greeting for the outside and inside. Also, be sure if you front decoration is in the center, only place adhesive on the left side so you aren’t sealing your card shut! 🙂

Star of Wonder Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to do a Christmas Card. I used the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper. The greeting was stamped using the Star of Light Stamp Set on the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the ribbon as the belly band!

Christmas Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below! I think mine is the last one but it’s a tough decision! If you would like to make one of these, here are the direction!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Adding Snow with Embossing Paste!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! We are adding snow with Embossing Paste to create a fabulous winter scene!

Adding Snow with Embossing Paste, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not a fan of winter….like at all but this card sure looks amazing. I would be just fine stamping winter and not actually having it happen! Do you like Winter? Let me know in the comments below!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next I took  a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped snowflakes all over in Night of Navy Ink. I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. Now for that amazing snow on the bottom! I simply took a scrap piece of white and tore along the top for texture. Next, I smeared a thin layer of Embossing Paste over the top. Then sprinkle some Dazzling Diamonds glitter all over the top. Right after that, I added Snail adhesive along the bottom of the snowflake stamped white piece and pressed the glitter strip onto it.

Snow on the Ground, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did this while it was still wet for a few reasons. 1. I found that adding it to the base first would allow for glitter to stick and hold around the cardstock and under it. 2. If I let the Embossing Paste dry with the glitter first, sometimes it curls and when I would press it flat, it cracks. Pressing it on while still wet gets a perfect look with minimal glitter and isn’t really not that messy. Simply wash your hands to get any excess glitter off after pressing it on!

Next, I die cut some snowflakes with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I loved this bundle because there are 3 snowflakes in the set so I only had to crank through the Big Shot once for every card! I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for adhering the snowflakes to the card. For the greeting, I stamped it with the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. I punched  a second one in Night of Navy and placed that one up and down and the greeting over the top side to side. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Just stunning!

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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Front Door Is Ready For Fall!!!

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Happy Monday!!! My front door is ready for Fall…..well at least this card is!!!

Front Door Is Ready For Fall, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is a bit more detailed than I usually make but it sure is fabulous and turned out amazing!!! Change up the decorations around the door and you have a card for every occasion!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. To give a little color and texture to the bricks, I lightly brushed the bricks with a Sponge Dauber and some Cherry Cobbler ink. Then I added this to the card front!

Inside Front Door, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that cute door. I stamped the door image from the At Home With You Stamp Set in Early Espresso onto the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper! Then I die cut it with the coordinating At Home Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Be sure that the framelit that creates the open door is on the correct side. You don’t want the door to open backwards. I layered  a piece of Very Vanilla behind the door and stamped the greeting on the inside in Cherry Cobbler Ink.

Front Porch Fall Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The flowers were all stamped on scrap vanilla cardstock in Basic Gray Archival Ink. Then I used Blender Pens and ink from the ink pads to color everything! I used Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green! It turned out perfect, I think. I added these to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! Just fabulous!!!

Do you like to color with Blender Pens or an Aqua Painter? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Quick & Simple Watercolor Christmas!!!

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This quick & simple Watercolor Christmas card is perfect for making multiples and yet super adorable and made with love!

Quick & Simple Watercolor Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and trees from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set. The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink and the trees in Basic Gray Archival Ink. I like the softer look of gray than black. Then, I took the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil and added color to each tree. Using the Blender Pen, I smeared the color around and filled in the trees. Once I was finished with the trees, I added it to the card base. To finish it off, I added some Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon around the top. See how simple that was? This card is perfect for making multiples this season!

Don’t forget there are only a few days left of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special. Also, 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!

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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