Words Are Never Enough!!!

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I think this is why I’m a hugger….words are never enough. 🙂 Hand shakes are weird for me. I just prefer to hug! Also, there is nothing better than a hug to warm your heart and make you smile. That is unless it’s from a complete stranger or lasts too long and then it can get a bit awkward. We have all been there!

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This card is perfect for when you want someone to know you care but you just don’t know what to say. Change up the greeting and it would make a great man card too. I love the simplicity of the trees and twine.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and started stamping the trees from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set. I started at the top with stamped off once Mint Macaron and did 5 across. Be sure to stagger the trees so it looks more random and like a forest. Then I did full strength Mint Macaron. After that I did the same with Tranquil Tide – stamped off once first and then full strength. You could always stop there and add a greeting. I wanted a little bit of texture on the card so I popped a few trees up. Simply stamp a few on scrap cardstock and die cut them out. I used the coordinating Nature’s Roots Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I popped these up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the greetings, I stamped them in Early Espresso Ink. Both the front greeting and inside greeting came from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set. I thought a few trees on the inside of the card would look cute too! After adding the Whisper White piece to the front of the card, I tied some Linen Thread around the card and into a bow. I love the rustic look of this thread and it passes for masculine cards. My husband says foo foo ribbon and bows is not considered masculine. Sometimes I still sneak it in with navy or green colors otherwise I stick to Linen Thread.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this card, click the items listed below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Simple One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! Technique Tuesday is back this week! Woot Woot! Today’s I’m showing your this Simple One Sheet Wonder with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper!!!

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I started out making this simple, yet fun card using the 2018-2019 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. I love the monochromatic look and it makes for easy stamping with just one ink pad. The card base is Whisper White measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I layered on a piece of the Designer Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I tied some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around the card and into a knot. Using the Accented Blooms Stamp Set and coordinating Tailored Tag Punch, I created the greeting. I popped the greeting up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. This is a quick and simple card.

In Color One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I realized  I had a leftover piece measuring 2″ x 6″ so I created this little card. Again, I used a Whisper White card base. Then I cut the Designer Paper down to 2″ x 5-1/2″ and added it to the top. I tied the ribbon around and stamped the greeting directly to the card front. My husband said I should have popped up this greeting as well. It would make it pop more and give the card some texture. I finished the card off by adding a few rhinestones.

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There are 2 little pieces leftover. One measures 3/4″ x 4″ and that strip I added to the inside of the card for a little decoration. The other one I tossed since it was just 2″ x 1/2″. That is the only bit of this paper that wasn’t used though which is pretty awesome!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps!!!

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Today, I’m coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps! This set is so much fun because I love the flowers and how the greeting fits right in. You can also use the greetings alone for another project. This set coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch!

Coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I stamped the leaves along the edges in Old Olive Ink. Be sure to go close to the edge so that your focal point doesn’t cover up the leaves when you go to add that on. Then I stamped the floral image in Memento Black Ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I’m so excited to have even more colors of Blends in this New Catalog! 🙂

Once the flowers were all colored, I stamped the greeting in the middle. If you are afraid that you might mess that part up, you can always stamp it first. I know I did mine after the fact because I couldn’t decide which color to use! My husband said go with Bermuda Bay. Another great way to get that image perfectly lined up is to use the Stamparatus! That tool is amazing and works perfectly every time! I added this layer to Old Olive cardstock. Then to attach it to the card front, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals. On the right side, I added a loop of Burlap Ribbon. To attach it, I simply placed the loop down and added Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top. It stayed nice and secure!

What colors would you use for the flowers?? Let me know in the comments below! Want to recreate this card? Click the items used in the photos below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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If Flowers Were Hugs…

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If Flowers Were Hugs, I Would Send You A Thousand. Is that not the sweetest greeting ever or what?!?!?!

 

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This amazing card was created with the Abstract Impressions Stampin’ Up Stamp Set! I am in love with the greeting and of course it has flowers in it too! The flowers are multi-step stamping but there is no lining up needed. Just stamp the images over each other and it looks amazing!!! How easy is that!?!?!

I started with a Blueberry Bushel card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the flowers from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set all over the background. I made sure to fall off the cardstock so that the pattern looks like it continues on. For that two-toned look, I simply stamped the larger more solid image in Blueberry Bushel Ink and then stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper and then on my project. For the smaller image, I stamped it in full strength Blueberry Bushel Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I cut a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock (4″ x 1-1/2″) and Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 1″). I stamped the greeting on the right side using the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Blueberry Bushel Ink. I went with the same color of ink so that I only needed 1 ink pad for this card! Easier clean up and no confusion as to which pad to stamp the image into always makes for quicker projects. Next, adhered the greeting to the Pineapple Punch and then tied some Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon around on the left side. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

Abstract Impressions, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another samples I created using Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch! I love the combinations and simplicity of the card! Which one do you like best? Let me know in the comments below!

Want to make this card? Click the supplies listed below to get started!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simple Yet Detailed With Love!!!

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I’m loving this color combination and all the fun new products! It’s simple yet detailed with love! The power of a handmade card!

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The greeting for this card warms my heart so much! This is a great card to make lots of to have on hand!

I started with a Lovely Lipstick card base and stamped the floral image all over the background in Lovely Lipstick. The images comes from the Detailed With Love Stamp Set! Next, I took a piece of the NEW Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and adhered it in the center with a little Snail Adhesive. This ribbon is super fabulous because it is tulle with felt like dots on it so it gives the card some texture as well.

Detailed Trio Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I took a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives the card more texture and a smooth look over the ribbon. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 2-1/2″ and stamped the greeting in the middle in Lovely Lipstick Ink. All of these images are from the Detailed with Love Stamp Set. Next, I punched all four corners with the coordinating Detailed Trio Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). After punching each of the corners, I stamped 2 opposing corners with the details corner stamp in Blueberry Bushel Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front! I love how the detail allows the blue to show through! Simple and yet has a super fun look!

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So here I stamped all four corners and honestly I thought it looked like a bit too much. Also, it is something I would need to practice lining up or use the Stamparatus for. I don’t think it’s noticeable along the top and bottom to be off the angle but it is super obvious on the sides where it is closer together. I wasn’t a fan of that look but again I also thought it was too much so I opted for 2 opposing corners.

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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

 


So Many Ways to One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Yesterday I shared with you a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder idea! Today, I’m sharing more samples using that same template. There are really endless possibilities with whatever colors, paper, and embellishments you have on hand! Check out all of these fun ideas because there are just so many ways to One Sheet Wonder!

So Many Ways To One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for all of these which can be used as black and white or colored in. There are lots of ways to color this designer paper like with a Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, or Watercolor Pencils! I used Enamel Shapes for the top card and Perfect White Accents for the bottom one!

I'm Lucky To Have a Friend Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Any color goes with this style of One Sheet Wonder. I used Island Indigo and Berry Burst for the top card and Soft Sky and Calypso Coral for the bottom one. You can always use whatever you have on hand or whatever color combination you like the most! Also, don’t forget about the 2 different sides of the designer paper too!

One Sheet Wonders with Enamel Shapes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m really going to miss Crinkled Seam Binding as I love that ribbon so much! The greeting I used for all of these is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in the new Share What You Love Bundles out this month! You can purchase the stamp set alone starting next month when the New Catalog comes out!


One Sheet Wonder with Vinyl Stickers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Add in some bling with the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite. It was fun adding these as borders, accents and even cutting them to get more use. For the bigger images, simply place it down on the edge of the card and trim off the excess. Then use that little piece along another edge or peaking out from the designer paper layer!

Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below! I think mine is the Berry Burst and Island Indigo with the Crinkled Seam Binding and the Vinyl Stickers. I just love that color combination so much! If you would like to see the video tutorial for this One Sheet Wonder, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! It is a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder as I know how much you all love One Sheet Wonders!

6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Quick and simple pattern and super easy to change up the greeting to whatever you need the most. I made up this style of One Sheet Wonder to use up some Designer Paper I had on hand but also ribbon and embellishments! I love how they all turned out. Today, I’m sharing this pattern but tomorrow I will be showing a more options with different colors, paper, and embellishments!

Starting with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper, cut at 2″. Then trim that 2″ x 6″ piece at 5-1/4″ for a nice long detailed piece which I cut a laying piece to match measuring 5-1/4″ x 3″. Next, with the 4″ x 6″ piece, I cut along the 6″ at every 1-1/2″. This creates 4 pieces measuring 4″ x 1-1/2″ and then I cut layering pieces to match measuring 4″ x 2″. This creates 5 pieces for 5 cards with the only waste being a small 2″ x 3/4″ piece. How amazing is that?? If you are using a 12″ x 12″ sheet, that means you can get 20 cards from the full piece. If you are using a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack, it’s 5 cards per sheet!

Using Up Ribbon & Embellishments, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I made up these packets so I could use up supplies and have cards ready to create. I used some Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon and Perfect White Accents for this set of cards! The greeting is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set which is in the Share What You Love Bundles available this month! One ink pad and one stamp set makes these cards even more quick and simple! I love it!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Stuffed Animal Sweetness!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I’m sharing this adorable card that is fulled with stuffed animal sweetness. Aren’t these little things just precious?!?!?

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While this card did require some coloring, it was a fairly quick and simple card to make multiples of! Probably out of the 3 different baby Thank You notes, this one was the easiest. You can check out the others here and here!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Powder Pink patterned paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. For the focal point, I stamped the stuffed animals from the Baby Moon Stamp Set (retiring) in Memento Black Ink. Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the little ones in. I didn’t really do any special blending, just colored and had fun. I did use both the light and dark marker on the bear for his face. Then I stamped the greeting below the animals from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set (retiring). Finally, I layered this piece onto a piece of Powder Pink and added it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know I need a little texture on my card and I just love Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

Moon Baby, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I made a lot of these, I needed lots of the designer paper. The Fresh Florals pack is perfect because there are lots of sheets in each of the In Colors so I just picked out all of the Powder Pink sheets and used the different designs. Which one do you like best – more Powder Pink with the fan pattern or more Whisper White with the floral pattern? Let me know in the comments below!

Baby Thank You Notes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Many of the items I used for this card are retiring at the end of the month. Don’t wait too long or they will be sold out. Some of the retiring items are even on sale up to 50% off! Woot Woot! Click here to check out all of the items and shop!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Thank You Beary Much!!!

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Today, I wanted to share another card that I made for baby thank you notes. This Thank You Beary Much card is just so precious!!! Baby Bear looks so real and soft and cuddly! 🙂

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Isn’t this teddy just adorable??? He is a 3 step stamped image but I used the Stamparatus and it was smooth sailing! I love that tool!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (no longer available) and cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece. Then, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the teddy bear from the Baby Bear Stamp Set! I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement especially since I was making multiples. I started with image #3 in Early Espresso Ink. Next, I used Soft Suede for image #2 and then Crumb Cake for image #1 (more solid image).

3 Step Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I was able to do 2 images at the same time and then I ran through for the last stamped bear image. It went fairly fast actually since I didn’t have to focus and line up each bear myself. This way I could watch a movie while stamping or let me mind wander. 🙂 After all, stamping should be relaxing and fun and not stressful! Once the bear was stamped, I layered it onto a piece of Powder Pink cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

For the greeting, I cut out some Powder Pink and stamped the greeting in Early Espresso Ink. Using the Triple Banner Punch, I punched both ends and added a little knot of ribbon. I love that Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon for a little bit of bling and shine! The greeting was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals too!

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Since I made so many of this style of thank you note, I used different sheets from the Springtime Foils Paper Pack. Which is your favorite – dots, stripes, or floral?? Mine is the dots! I just like that random dotted look and the rose gold color! Leave your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Butterflies & Rainbows!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! You all know I love bright colors and this card just makes me so happy. You could always change up the greeting because the image is so versatile. This Butterflies & Rainbows card could be done with lots of colors or just a few. It’s a great way to use up scraps too!

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Rainbows & Butterflies are a sign of Spring to me and I just love Spring so much! It’s my favorite season for sure! A sign of new life and bright beginnings! I am so excited for our little rainbow baby to arrive and start that new adventure this Spring! 🙂

I started this card with a Basic Black card base. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside to write on since black is hard to see. Then I added strips of cardstock that measured 1/2″ x 3-3/4″. The colors from top to bottom are Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Rich Razzleberry.

TIP: Add 3 lines of adhesive up and down to the white piece and then just place the strips on top. This makes it easier rather than adding adhesive to each little piece. The other tip is to roll with the punches for this card. Spacing and all might not come out perfect for each card because cutting 1/2″ to the inside of the line is smaller and to the outside is larger. With so many pieces and slightly different measurements, it could be off a little. Simple trim the white to not exist or be smaller or leave off a color if you need to! It’s all okay and still made with love! Also, it’s okay if you leave out a color. It happens! 🙂

Rainbow Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After getting the background all created, I stamped the butterfly from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in Basic Black. BIG TIP: I used the Stamparatus for stamping the butterfly in my class so we could stamp it a few times for a nice darker look. You will notice on my sample above, it is not a crisp solid black butterfly. This tends to happen when you have a rough surface or solid stamped image. With the Stamparatus, simple stamp it, ink it up again, and stamp again. It is always in the same spot so no worries about it not lining up. I love that tool!

For the greeting, I used the same stamp set and stamped on a Whisper White piece and then cut banner tips on the right side. I added the greeting to the lower portion of the card. To finish off the card, I tied some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around the spine of the card. This is for a little texture and to cover up any problems with spacing on the strips. 🙂

Let me know in the comments what colors you would use for this card! Would you stick with shades of one color? Rainbow? 2-3 of your Favorite Colors? Whatever you have the most scraps of? I would love to hear your ideas!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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