You Are Loved!!!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner…..okay more like around this corner and that corner. BUT that means you still have plenty of time to create some fabulous cards for those you love or treats for kid’s classmates and teachers. Some like to think that Valentine’s Day is all hearts and chocolates for your significant other. I like to think of Valentine’s Day as a day to share your love with those around you…..like everyone. Also, I prefer cupcakes over chocolate! 🙂 This card saying You Are Loved is perfect for anyone!

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Tell me this….how do you feel when someone says I love you to you?? For me, I feel warm and fuzzy. I feel like I matter and someone cares about me and that makes me very happy. Since that is the way I feel, I like to think others feel the same. This is why we should always send or share our love! I’m pretty sure my brother would roll his eyes if I said I love you to his face. So to spare the embarrassment, I send a card…after all I do love him and every other member of my family. My sister doesn’t roll her eyes! 🙂

This card is quick and simple. I started  with a Whisper White card base and stamped the hearts down the left side. The hearts are from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog and they are stamped in Flirty Flamingo!! Next, I took a 3″ square piece of the All My Love Designer Series Paper and layered it onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I added this to the card front!

All My Love Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture! Using the Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, I tied a bow and added it with a Mini Glue Dot. On the bottom of the card, I added a few Clear Epoxy Hearts. The perfect card for Valentine’s Day…..or any day of the year!

Want to create some of these cards to send out? Click the supplies listed below! Purchase all of them and earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!! Don’t need all of those items? Add a few other favorites like Stampin’ Dimensionals, Whisper White Cardstock, Envelopes, and  more!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Lovely Lasting Lily!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! We are in full swing of the Occasions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration!!! Today, I’m sharing with you this lovely Lasting Lily card that I created!

Lovely Lasting Lily, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the soft look of this card and how easy it is! The greeting is perfect for thinking of you, sympathy, I’m sorry, and many other occasions!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took another piece of Soft Sea Foam measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″ and stamped the lilies from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set. This is one of the $100 level free sets you can earn through Sale-A-Bration. It has tons of greetings for both the inside and outside. The flowers and stems were all stamped in Mint Macaron Ink. Before adding this piece to the card front, I punched out a half circle on the right edge using the 3/4″ Circle Punch. This gives a little tab to secure some ribbon! I tied some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the cardstock and into a knot.

For the greeting, I used a piece of Whisper White measuring 1-1/2″ x 3″ and stamped the greeting from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set. Using the Banner Triple Punch, I punched the banner tips. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture!

Sale-A-Bration Lily, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped another lily in the corner and greeting up top! Do you like to decorate the inside of your cards? Let me know in the comments below! I didn’t use to but I have been wanting to a lot lately. #newyearnewcardstyle Just maybe! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Season of Good Cheer!!!!

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Happy feels like Monday!!!! Today is the last day of the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! Lots of the items are on sale too! If you are one of those who gets their Christmas Cards done in January with the sale items from the season, click here to get these goodies!

Season of Good Cheer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just couldn’t not show this beautiful card. It’s got flowers, shimmer, and warmth! I used the First Frost Bundle and Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper!!! I love it so much and it’s great for lots of occasions!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Then I layered on a piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Paper (3″ x 4″) on the bottom. One the top, I embossed a piece of Tranquil Tide with the Layered Leave Embossing Folder and added it to the card front! For the decoration, I stamped the flowers in Blackberry Bliss from the First Frost Stamp Set. The awesome thing about die cutting these flowers out is that there are multiple flower dies in the set. This cuts your die cutting time down a lot!!! The leaves were punched using the Sprig Punch and Leaf Punch.

Sprig & Leaf Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the layered greeting dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits. The greeting was stamped in Blackberry Bliss from the First Frost Stamp Set. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added all of the leaves around the greeting with Snail Adhesive. Don’t worry if there isn’t a ton of adhesive on the leaves because the flowers will also hold them on. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the flowers. To finish it off, I placed an Epoxy Dot in the center of the flowers for a little more shimmer!

I love this color combination so much!!! Also, I have to mention that the First Frost Bundle is not retiring with the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can still purchase this bundle through the Occasions Mini Catalog!!! Woot Woot!!! Check out the supply list for this card below! Don’t forget that the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begin tomorrow!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Friends Make the Season Shine!!!

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Friends Make the Season Shine!!! This greeting is just perfect and makes this card sweet! I love it!!!

Friends Make the Season Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got this idea for this card at a stamp event with fellow demonstrators. I modified it a few different ways for various classes I have had. I almost think I like the simply look better than the more detailed on. Let me know which you prefer in the comment below!

I started with a Real Red card base and stamped the lights along the left side in Real Red Ink. All of the images used on this card are from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Don’t forget this catalog ends on January 2nd! Next, I cut a piece of Call Me Clover (2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″) and added it to the card front. Then I cut a piece of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper (2″ x 3″) and placed it over the clover piece, flush with the right side edge.

Shining Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I stamped the greeting in Call Me Clover onto a piece of Whisper White (1″ x 3″). Then I flipped it over and added both the ribbon loop and sequin circles to the back securing with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The ribbon is the Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon and I just folded it in half. For the Gold Sequin Trim, I wrapped it around my fingers a few times and then slid it off and placed it on the back. You all know how much I love Stampin’ Dimensionals so of course I used plenty to secure the ribbons and to make the greeting pop! Next, I stamped the light bulb in Crushed Curry Ink and the end in Memento Black Ink. Using the coordinating Bulb Builder Punch, I punched it and adhered it to the card front. I finished off the card with a few Red Rhinestones!

Gold Sequin Trim, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I created a similar card but left off the Real Red Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Light Bulb. I do like how the Gold Sequin Trim stands out more though. Which is your favorite?

Click the supplies below to create this fabulous card and get these goodies before they retire on January 2nd!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Designer Series Paper Scraps Used Up!!!

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Come on I know we all have plenty of scraps laying around. Today I’m sharing how to get those Designer Series Paper scraps used up!!!

Designer Series Paper Scraps Used Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses scraps of designer paper measuring 4″ x 1-1/4″. I mixed and matched the pieces together. Some of the patterns I used both the front and the back and others I just used one of the sides for each card. All of these are layered on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. My tip for getting the spacing correct is to start on the outside and work your way in. All of this was layered onto a Whisper White card base.

For the decoration, I added a piece of the Real Red Satin Ribbon with the loop at the top and the ends hanging down. Simply add a smidge (an inch) of adhesive to the card and press the ribbon into it. Then place your greeting over the top to help secure it. The greeting uses the Laying Circles Framelits in Old Olive and Whisper White. The greeting was stamped in Early Espresso from the Stylish Christmas Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog! Of course the greeting is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture and a smooth finish over that ribbon!

What designer paper pack do you have lots of scraps from? What style of card or occasion are you going to make this with pattern?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Merry & Bright!!!

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It’s the Christmas Season so we should all be merry & bright……right??? We should all try at least. I know the holidays can make us all a little crazy and stressed out trying to get everything done. Thank goodness Claire is too little to know this year because I feel like that is helping me ease into this all. I promise she will have a stocking next year. 🙂

Merry & Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the bright colors of this card and that cute little greeting. This was another fabulous card idea that I got from Vacation Stamping School. Swapping ideas with other stampers is the best!!!!

I started with a Real Red card base and added some of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper to the center. Next, I stamped the lightbulbs and punched them out with the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set and coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I used Call Me Clover, Crushed Curry, and Real Red Inks. For the ends of the bulbs, I punched out Gold Glimmer Paper. To adhere the pieces together, I added a Mini Glue Dot to the end of the colored bulb and pressed the gold end onto it. Then I used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the end and a regular Stampin’ Dimensional on the bulb.

Colored Christmas Light Bulbs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I punched out a 2-1/4″ Circle Punch and stamped the wreath image from the Making Christmas Bright in Crushed Curry Ink. Then I stamped the line in Memento Black Ink and added the light bulbs. Be sure to place them down so your words read correctly. That may sound silly but I just about had it say And Bright Merry. 🙂 I added this to the card front and finished it off with some Real Red Rhinestones!!! It’s the perfect little card for the season.

Want to make this card? Check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Holiday Mini Catalog ends on January 2nd so get these items before they are gone! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Christmas Lights With All The Colors!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Yesterday in class I did a poll on whether you prefer white or colored Christmas Lights. It was about 50/50. So now I’m asking all of you! Christmas lights with all the colors or just white lights??? Let me know in the comments below!

Christmas Lights With All The Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This was another fabulous card idea that I got at our Vacation Stamping School event in August! I changed it up a smidge and LOVE IT!!! There is a little technique on this card that I just wish you could see it better. Each of the lights have a bit of twinkle to them. I watercolored them with Wink of Stella! Yeah! That’s a thing. Just pick up the ink with the brush like you would an Aqua Painter and paint on the color and shimmer at once! Amazing!

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the string of lights from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set. It was stamped in Stazon Black Ink since I watercolored the bulbs. Using the Wink of Stella Brush, I dabbed it into some ink and then brushed on color. A little shimmer and a little color all in one!

Christmas Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I added a strip of the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper. Then I punched out a 2-1/4″ Call Me Clover circle. Using the wreath image from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set, I stamped it in Call Me Clover Ink. To get that full look, I stamped it, inked it again and stamped a little to the left of the first one. Then I stamped again but a little lower than the first one and a little to the right from the first one. This makes the wreath look full! I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Coloring with Wink of Stella, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped the greeting onto Whisper White and then punched it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and added it to the wreath. Don’t forget to stamp Bright on the inside of the card! To finish it off, I added some Red Rhinestones for holly berries and a little knot of Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon! All the shimmer and shine!!!

Want to create this card? Check out the supply list below! Don’t forget that all orders of $75 or more will earn the Buffalo Check Stamp Set for FREE from me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Thumbunny Loves You!!!

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Happy Monday and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRAD!!! It’s my husband’s birthday today and you all know how much I love making him special cards. You can check out some of the past ones here, here, and here! Now that we have Little Claire, we had to make a card together!!! That’s where Thumbunny Loves You comes into play…

Thumbunny Loves You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how it turned out even if Claire’s thumb doesn’t really look like a thumb. Rotating the thumb around while holding her on your lap and sticking her hand into ink…….not easy! I do have to say there was no crazy messes with ink so I call it a win!!

I used the Make a Difference Stamp Set for the letters and it was really easy to line up the letters and stamp them. I did not line them all up and stamp as one word on the block. Instead, I stamped 2 letters (T & u) and then lined up the 2 in between (h & m). This makes your letters match up better since the photopolymer around the letters sometimes doesn’t allow for a super close stamped letter. It really wasn’t all that hard though since they are photopolymer. If anything I wouldn’t ever suggest writing much more than this greeting as it isn’t really all that quick. The hardest part was probably finding the letters on the big sheet of stamps. 🙂 I swear some letters took me 5 minutes to find. Also, making sure I was spelling it correctly since it was stamped slowly and in pieces.

Little Thumb, Big Thumb, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping our thumbs in Blushing Bride, I used a Basic Black Marker to color in some of the faces. I also used the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit for the whiskers and the face on my bunny. Paper Pumpkin stamps always come in handy down the road. I have used various greetings and images from past months many time! For the ears on my bunny, I used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and then colored in the center with the Whisper White Watercolor Pencil. I free-handed the ears for Claire’s bunny.

Me and Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the top of the inside of the card and then I wrote on the bottom of the inside of the card! Claire really didn’t want to spread that thumb out so her hand has 4 fingers and a blob. I love it though and Brad does too!!! I’m sure these will get even more crazy as the years go on! Let’s hope I can keep coming up with more ideas!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today and leave your Birthday Wishes for Brad in the comments and I’ll read them to him tonight!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Turning Rhinestones into Gold Jewels!!!

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You all know how I love my bling! Rhinestones are my go to and I’m a silver girl but sometimes you need some gold. Today, I’m going to show you how turning rhinestones into gold jewels is possible too!

Turning Rhinestones into Gold Jewels, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how fabulous that is!!! I simply took the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker and brushed over the Rhinestones. Now you have gold rhinestones! It’s perfect!!! Here is a card that I used both silver and gold for!

Golden Merry Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Blackberry Bliss that I ran through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder. This gives a little texture to the background. Next, I stamped the tree from the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock. I stamped three times before going back to the ink for a variation in color. Also, I stamped up, down, up, down for a forest look. Then I added this piece to the card front.

Silver Merry Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using some Gold Glimmer Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper, I added a little strip down the bottom of the Shaded Spruce. This is a great way to use up scrap pieces. It just needs to be long enough to stick out the ends of the greeting. The greeting was stamped in Blackberry Bliss from the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set. To finish off the card, I added some Rhinestones to the silver one and some gold Rhinestones to the gold one. I love it!!!

Happy New Year Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I stamped the inside of the card with the New Year greeting and a little mini forest! Super cute! Do you prefer Gold or Silver?? Let me know in the comments below! If you would like to recreate this card, click on the supply list below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Froofy Shmoofer Card!!!

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My husband names this card the Froofy Shmoofer card!!! I say that works, right?? Either way it’s a great card for any occasion, even Christmas!

Froofy Shmoofer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greenery piece from the First Frost Stamp Set. It is stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink. I started on the side and stamped it up high, flipped it over and stamped it towards the bottom and over and over. This creates a more random pattern. Then I added a little strip of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper across the center.

Detailed Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using just a little bit of adhesive in the center of the designer paper, I then added a little bit of the Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled. Don’t worry if it doesn’t seem secure because the greeting will also help hold it in place. For the greeting, I stamped it from the First Frost Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. Then I took another greenery piece form the set and stamped it over the top in Soft Sea Foam Ink. Then, I punched a few Soft Sea Foam sprigs with the Sprig Punch. I added these on opposing corners. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card would be a perfect for a winter wedding, Christmas, or even a just because. What occasion would you use this card for?? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget today is the last day for the Online Extravaganza. Get 10% off Inks and Tools!! Click here to check out the sale items!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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