Christmas Roses!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s technique is a bit tricky…..stamping or coloring! Can you guess which one I did on these Christmas Roses?? Which one do you prefer??

Christmas Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am just loving the Christmas Roses Stamp Set that just came out this month! The image is stunning and so fun to color! The card above is actually colored rather than stamped with all of the coordinating images. While stamping was easy to do as the images are photopolymer, I found coloring to be more fun!

This card was created super quickly as I just stamped in the image in Basic Gray and then colored it with Stampin’ Blends. Next, I die cut it with the coordinating Roses Dies. After that, I added it to the card. The card base is Mossy Meadow with a piece of the Christmastime Is Here Designer Series Paper!!! While the Suite has a lot of gold in it, I decided to branch out and use some silver for the card.

Coloring Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Meanwhile, stay tuned for tomorrow’s card where I show more fabulous samples using the Christmastime is Here Bundle. Remember it is while supplies last so get these fun products before they are gone!

If you would like to watch me show off these Christmas Roses, 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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Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmas Rose Stamp Set (English)
$38.00

Let’s Do This Together!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Happy November!!! Don’t panic the holidays are still “around the corner”…..at least that’s what I keep saying to myself to so I don’t panic. Everything is better when you have a friend with you!!! So let’s do this together and we will be golden!!! We got this!

Let's Do This Together, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Is this not the best greeting ever???? I love it! It’s so true and perfect! This card is perfect for the just because, the friend who is going through a rough time (cough cough being a mom) 🙂 , or just any day these next couple of months as we tackle the holidays! I think I am going to give it to a friend of mine who just had a baby! Going through that with a friend who can cheer you on the days you think you can’t take another poopy diaper or celebrate with you that they finally slept for X amount of hours. That makes life so much better! Am I right?!?!

This card was super simple because I used the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack and Envelope Pack. You may look at these and think they are for scrapbooking only but no no no. I, too, thought that same way so I would get a pack here and there and save it for my scrapbooking. Now I use them for card making and it is magical. Quick and simple beautiful cards. Some of the cards have greetings on them and they are fabulous. Others have an open area that you can stamp a greeting into! They are perfect! The one above uses the stamp from Good Morning Magnolia!

You are Loved, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You will notice that the one up top is a larger card that covers up the silver foil frame. This card here uses a smaller card and it shows off that fabulous foil! Oh so beautiful and simple! I love it! Check out the supplies listed below so you can create quick and simple cards to have on hand! For more fun samples using the Magnolia Suite, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack
$11.00
Magnolia Lane Memories & More Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes
$12.50
Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set
$36.00
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50


Apple of My Eye!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This card is perfect for teachers, get well, and so much more. After all, you could send it to anyone as the apple of my eye!!!

Apple of My Eye, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This super cute card had fun fold to it as well. The green center piece with the apple opens up and then a little red flap opens down! There are little greetings with each flap too! Thank you to Deb Snyder for the inspiration for this fabulous card!

I started with a piece of Real Red measuring 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and I scored it at 5-1/2″. This creates the little flap on the bottom that folds up. Next, I took a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 9″ x 3-1/4″ and folded it in half at 4-1/2″. The front flap of this piece was then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. Then I added this to the inside of the red card base. I find that Tear & Tape is best because it has a nice strong hold for a flap that is going to be pulled on a lot.

A+ Teacher, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I create the fun half apple and greeting using the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch! For the greeting, I used the Timeless Label Punch! The apple was colored with Real Red Stampin’ Blends and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. Be sure that this piece is positioned underneath the Mint Macaron flap.

For the front of the card, I created the apple by adding some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to a strip of Real Red cardstock. Then I stamped the apple over the top of this and punched it out. That is how you get the perfect half and half apple. The stem was done in Soft Suede and the leaf in Mint Macaron. Then to seal the overlap of paper on the apple, I added a mini strip of Mint Macaron Ribbon. The mini bow was then created with the Fork Bow Technique! This was all added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! So fun and fabulous!!!

If you would like to make this amazing card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Free Stamp Set of the Month is your choice between Day of Thanks and Perfectly Plaid! If you would like to see more samples using the Harvest Hellos Bundle, click here.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Double Fold!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! It’s been a month since we closed on the house and I think FINALLY I’m starting to get back into a routine/groove. Maybe?!?!?! Either way, I have a fabulous double fold technique to share with you today that is super cute!!!

Double Fold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses the Come to Gather Suite from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I am super loving the blues and greens this season. It’s a nice change from the typical reds, oranges, and yellows.

Come To Gather, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I did a full video tutorial on this double fold card, I’ll post a link to that below rather than typing out the full directions!

Also, don’t forget that the Free Stamp Set of the Month is your choice between the Day of Thanks Stamp Set and the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set! Click here to start shopping! Stay tuned for the November Free Stamp Set of the Month!

Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to watch me make this fabulous card, 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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I’m Still Here!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!!! I’m still here…..omg moving with a 1 year old is not easy. She is getting into everything, wandering all over and we are trying not to trip over her. She also has been a bit confused and clingy since we have been all over the place. Some days I have been packing and unpacking cars/boxes/houses with a 24 pound child strapped to my back. Needless to say I’m exhausted! So I thought I would chill on the couch with all of you while she naps! 🙂 I miss you all!

I'm still here, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a fun and simple Fall card for any occasion this time of year! You could easily change the greeting to Happy Birthday or Thinking of You! The inspiration for this card came from Karla Endris. I feel in love with it the moment I saw it!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside. First I stamped the greeting on the front piece from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set. Next, I embossed it in the Subtle Embossing Folder. It is easier to stamp first on a smooth surface to get a cleaner look. The embossing gives a little bit of texture to the card. Then I added a piece of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to the left hand side and added it to the card front.

The pumpkins were stamped in Basic Black and punched out with the Apple Builder Punch. This coordinates perfectly with the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and you can Bundle & Save 10%! The pumpkins are Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie! The stem was done in Soft Suede & the leaf in Old Olive. I added a little twine from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack. To finish off the card, I added a few Rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones Pack. Another option is to use the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Marker and color your regular rhinestones. This works perfectly when you are making a lot and you run out! 🙂

Check out some other samples using the Harvest Hellos Bundle by clicking here! Have a wonderful day!!! I’m back to unpacking now that I have checked in to say I’m still here! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Season of Thanks!!!

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Tis the Season! The Season of Thanks! I am LOVING these blues and greens together and feel like I’ve fallen in love! Stampin’ Up really nailed it with the Come to Gather Suite!!! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Season of Thanks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am so in love with this card. It is elegant, Fall, and full of love! That’s perfect in my opinion!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took a piece of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it onto the front. Then I added a dab of adhesive in the center and pressed the strip of ribbon into it. This ribbon is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack. It is always best to add the adhesive to the cardstock than to the ribbon, it just sticks better that way!

Gather Together Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink. Be sure to stamp it on the far right side so there is room for the leaves and pumpkin on the left. This was stamped on a Very Vanilla Stitched Label! Those things are so beautiful and I love using them for all different styles of cards. On the left hand side, I adhered 2 textured leaves that were die cut from the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. Then I stamped the pumpkins in Soft Sea Foam and die cut those out as well. I added this entire piece to the card front over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Basic Sequins for some bling!

Come to Gather Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added some pumpkins and another greeting from the Gather Together stamp set! It’s just perfect!!!

If you would like to make this Season of Thanks card, click on the supplies listed below to get started! Also, a big thank you to all of you for checking out my blog and following me on this crafting journey! Hugs to you all!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Adding Cool Whip!!!

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Adding Cool Whip is always necessary when having hot chocolate right?? As a kid, we always ate the cool whip and then said we were done. I don’t think any of us really liked hot chocolate but we enjoyed the cool whip!

Adding Cool Whip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How sweet is this card?? I just love the cute factor and that fun texture!!! So let’s get started on how I created this card!

I started with a Shaded Spruce card base. Then I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I die cut the white mugs with the Cup of Cheers Dies and placed them on the card. Scoot the mugs down a bit and using a pencil, draw a line across the top of the mugs from side to side. This will be your guide for adding the Puff Paint and making sure it isn’t too wide or too high on the card. Now let’s add puff paint and set it with the Heat Tool!

Puff Paint, www.LaurasStampPad.com

TIPS FOR USING PUFF PAINT: It is very liquidy so be careful not to use too much or have it spill all over. After applying a thin layer, start heating it from the bottom of the cardstock to set it. Once you see a little shine around the edges, move to the top side to heat it. Be sure to hold it there for a decent amount of time because first it will look dry and then it will start to puff. Add more puff paint to fill in holes or increase your area. You can always add more but can’t always take it back. Also, remember that no 2 puff paints are going to look the same. It’s kind of like watercoloring!

After the Puff Paint is done, you can assemble the card. Don’t assemble first because the heat tool can melt your ribbon. I stamped the mugs with the Cup of Christmas greenery piece in Shaded Spruce Ink and then added them below the Puff Paint with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then I added a piece (2″ x 4″) of the Perfectly Plaid Designer Paper at the top. Taking the Shaded Spruce & Gold Ribbon, I added a strip across the card where the designer paper and cardstock meet. Securing the ends on the back side with Stampin Dimensionals and then added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Then I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with Holiday Rhinestones on either side!

Cup of Christmas Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using that same greenery stamp, I stamped each corner in Shaded Spruce Ink.

If you would like to watch me adding cool whip to this fabulous card, 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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Boo To You!!!

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Halloween is right around the corner so now is the time to start working on your Halloween Projects. That might be treat bags, cards, tags, or home decor. Today, I’m sharing with you a cute Boo To You card with little monsters!!! Thank you to Tamra Davis for the inspiration for this card!

Boo To You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just a little scary….and hairy…but also super cute!!! There are 3 monsters in the Boo To You Stamp Set so you can really have lots of fun with this card!

I started with a Terracotta Tile card base. Using the Boo To You greeting and the Terracotta Tile Marker, I inked up just the word “Boo” and stamped it all over the background. You could also stamp the entire image if you wish. Next, I die cut out a square Stitched Shape in Smoky Slate. Then I stamped the monster in Basic Gray and colored him with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used Highland Heather and Pumpkin Pie but you can do any color!

Creepy Monster, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Per my husband since I’m not a monster aficionado, I left the finger tips white and then added some Glitter Crystal Effects. Also, I added some to the eyeballs and teeth! Once complete, I layered this piece onto Black Foil Paper measuring 3″ x 4″. Next, I took a piece of Terracotta Tile Scallop Trim Ribbon and colored down the center with a Black Stampin’ Blends. This changes the ribbon completely for a fun spooky look. I love it. TIP: The color does bleed on the ribbon so be gentle and swipe close to the scallop trim and allow it to bleed to fill in. I added this to the bottom of the foil paper securing the ends of the ribbon on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added it to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Boo To You Stamp Set and punched it out with the 1″ Circle Punch. Next, I layered it onto a Scallop Circle of Smoky Slate and added it to the card front.

Monster Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped another cute monster and stamped the other greeting in the set. Aren’t they just precious?!?!?! If you would like to make a Boo To You card for the little monsters in your life, click the supplies listed below. Also, check out this fun sample too!

Don’t forget that orders of $75 or more will earn the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set for FREE as a special offer through me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Paper Pumpkin Add-On!!!

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In August, Stampin’ Up released a Paper Pumpkin Add-On Kit which is 24 notecards and envelopes. It’s only $10 and that is a STEAL!!! They are so beautiful!!!

Paper Pumpkin Add-On, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is one design of the notecards. It is this beautiful Crumb Cake base with Pretty Peacock in the center. That amazing fall wreath has the perfect colors to match anything! I used the August Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set for the greeting and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. It’s perfect. Another option is using a greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. The twine is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack and the color is perfect! Quick and simple for sure!

Thanksgiving Day Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The other notecard in the pack is this beautiful watercolor one. Again it is Crumb Cake base with a layer of Whisper White and watercolors on top. Using Merry Merlot and the August Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set, I stamped the images. The flower image over the watercolors and the greeting onto scrap Crumb Cake. Using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched out the greeting and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This look would be perfect with any greeting!

I love these quick and simple cards using the Paper Pumpkin Add-On. They look amazing but can be whipped up in no time. You can even stamp some greetings and hold assemble them as needed! That way you always have the perfect card on hand.

If you would like to make these cards, check out the supply list below. Don’t forget all order of $75 or more will earn the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set for FREE this month! Woot Woot! Start shopping now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday: Adding A Scallop Ribbon Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s super simple! Check out this adorable scallop ribbon border on this card. The cool thing about this is that you can get 2 cards for every 5 inches of ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half!!!

Scallop Ribbon Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and perfect for making multiples!! The pack of Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper has so many great prints that would all work in this same color scheme.

I started with a card base of Pretty Peacock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the front and inside). Then, I cut the Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper into 4″ x 4″ squares. That means you can get 9 cards from 1 sheet of designer paper with no waste. YEAH!! I added Tear And Tape along the bottom of the designer paper and since it’s a perfect square it doesn’t matter where the bottom is. Then taking the Pretty Peacock Scallop Trim Ribbon, I cut it in half so I could get 2 cards for every piece. Press the half piece of ribbon into the Tear And Tape on the edge and trim off the extra on the ends.

Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After adding adhesive all around the other sides of the designer paper, it is then added to the Very Vanilla piece. Next, I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars Stamp Set in Celestial Copper Ink on the bottom. I am loving this shiny copper ink. With the coordinating Star Framelits, I die cut a star in Copper Foil Paper. You could also use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements! The Fine Tip Glue Pen is amazing for adhering delicate items like this.

Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this Scallop Ribbon Border 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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