Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper!!!

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Who loves Black and White with a POP of color??? I sure do and the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper is amazing! It has that black and white and the color pops are PINK….Eeeeee…..and Green and Gold! Bling Bling!

Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how pretty it is!!! One side of each of the sheets has gold foil on it! This makes it hard to decide which side to use for sure! Thank goodness there are 2 sheets of every pattern so then I can use 1 sheet for one side and the other sheet for the other side! These patterns are great for Birthdays and Anniversaries. I think the black and gold would be perfect for like a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. The numbers would be perfect for a little one’s birthday. The gold, black, and silver dots would be perfect for Graduation or New Years. There are just endless possibilities!

If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, 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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Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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The Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so fun and absolutely stunning! There are just so many amazing features to it!

Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Look at these fine details….that you don’t have to cut out or pop out the pieces in between yourself. It’s all done for you and the detail is amazing. There are 8 sheets in the pack – 4 each of the 2 designs shown above. The one on the left is a full 12″ x 12″ sheet of that floral detail. This is fun to cut into pieces or use as a full sheet for a background or scrapbook page. The sheet on the right has borders as well as pieces that can be cut for card fronts. Although you could always cut them into pieces for even more projects too! Another fabulous feature about this designer paper is that one side is vanilla and the other is white. I love that versatility built right in. Of course, you can always color the paper with a Sponge Dauber, Sponge Brayer, Spritz, etc. There are lots of possibilities with this stuff. Click the photo below to get some so you can start adding fine beautiful details to your projects!

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If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, 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


NEW Colors of Stampin’ Blends!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I am so excited that the NEW Colors of Stampin’ Blends are now available!!! There are tons of colors to pick from now and it’s just heavenly!

NEW Colors of Stampin' Blends, www.laurasstamppad.com

I really love the Stampin’ Blends. They make me feel like an artist which I totally am not. Shading, shadows, and blending make me have a blank look on my face thinking I have no clue. With the Stampin’ Blends and Stampin Up’s amazing stamp designs, it’s so easy. I usually follow the lines of the image with the dark marker and then color in circles all over with the light marker. AMAZING! It’s that simple! Now of course, if you know all about shadows and shading, go for it! You are a rockstar! Either way these markers are perfect for everyone!

Now with even more colors…..like PINK….you can color and enjoy so much more! I’m most excited about Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick as well as Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green! You all know I love pink so I’m excited about those but also for a brighter/darker pink since before it was just a super light one. More shades of greens are fun for flower bouquets too! You can purchase the Stampin’ Blends individually (light and dark) or in a Combo Pack.

Let me know what color you are most excited about! Click here to start shopping Stampin’ Blends!

Happy Blendin’

~Laura


Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper!!!

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The New Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper has beautiful shades of blues, greens, and purples! I think it will be great for masculine cards for sure!

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think that this paper will be great for backgrounds or a little border on the edge of a project. The images  and textures of the prints are subtle yet add a little pop! My favorites are the 3rd one from the right with the dots and the 2nd one from the left with that blue and purple! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to purchase the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper click on the photo below. Don’t forget that you can get the coordinating cardstock pack that comes with solid cardstock in 3 of the colors used in the Designer Series Paper Pack. This coordination makes it super easy to

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If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, 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


Notes of Kindness Card Kit!!!

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Happy Tuesday! I’m taking a bit of a break from Technique Tuesday but here is a fabulous kit for you to check out! The Notes of Kindness Card Kit is one of Stampin’ Up’s NEW All Inclusive Kits and it’s beautiful!!!

Notes of Kindness Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit does have flowers in it so you know I was in love at first sight. I love the mint and light pink color combination as well. The stamps are all Thank You which is something I use a lot so I’m excited there too. Any time I need more quick Thank You Notes, I can just purchase a Refill Kit too. I love that option. This kit is perfect for gift giving since it includes everything you need. It’s also great to grab and go if you want to stamp on vacation or while waiting for your oil to be changed. Just grab the box and some scissors!

This kit has a watercolor look to some of the images. There are die cuts, sticker pieces, and banners for stamping. The white banners for the greetings have a stitched edge which adds a little texture and fun to it. I am a big fan of the Stitched Shapes Framelits for that reason! Pearls and Copper Thread are the embellishments. I’m not sure I would have pairs copper with this color combination so I can’t wait to put this kit together and try it out….and then use on future projects.

I will be putting this kit together soon…..hopefully! Then I will share the completed look and my thoughts on steps and all. Click the photos below to get your kit to enjoy with me! Let me know what you think of this kit!

If you would like to see the unboxing of this kit, 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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Simply Shammy!!!

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Oh my goodness….the Simply Shammy is AMAZING! I was super skeptical about this item and didn’t even try it out for over 2 weeks but when I did…..OH MY! I actually said out loud, “Wow, I didn’t expect that!”

Simply Shammy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So the Simply Shammy arrived in a plastic cellophane bag and there was moisture in there and I thought that didn’t seem right so I pulled it out of the bag and tossed it in the drawer. I love the Stampin’ Scrub so I didn’t feel the need to use this right away. Also, I wasn’t stamping as often while waiting for Ziggy to arrive. I opened the drawer a few days later and there was the Simply Shammy, dried up, and looking sad and wrinkled a bit. Oh geez! So I ran it under water and decided to give it a try. Oh my goodness, my mind was blown! It worked so well. Why did I not try this sooner? The stamp came clean in a moment and not just slightly clean, like sparkling clean! It was amazing. Yes, the ink does stain the Simply Shammy but it does not bleed onto the next stamp when you go back to clean it!

Dirty Simply Shammy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It does kind of make the inner Laura freak out to see it stained but the fact that it cleans so well and doesn’t come off on your fingers or the next stamp…..I’ll just have to get over it. Yes, I did think about stamping a pretty image all over it. No no, Laura, don’t make it dirtier on purpose. lol This thing is just amazing and I highly suggest it to EVERYONE! I was skeptical and now I’m in love! Give it a try! Also, I now store mine in a clear mount case so that it stays wet and has something to contain it.

To clean it, simply run it under water, squeeze out the majority of the water so it isn’t dripping and use it again. Don’t wring it out to get every drop of water out because it needs to stay moist. You can see in the first photo that there are some water lines and drips where there is a bit of excess water after a simple squeeze. Get your’s today by clicking the link below!

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

PS: Ziggy….aka Claire has arrived and all is well. We are working on learning each other and finding a bit of a “routine” so bear with me! 🙂 I will do an introduction of her soon! 🙂

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Stunning Designer Series Paper!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’m sharing with you some of the stunning Designer Series Paper coming out in the New Catalog. I love patterned paper as a focal point on my card or project or a nice background. Stampin’ Up does an amazing job at knocking it out of the park with amazing patterns and designs. The bad thing is that the catalog only shows a small swatch so I’m here to help you out!!!

Stunning Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, this paper is a MUST HAVE in everyone’s collection – 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. It is bright beautiful colors and perfect patterns for so many different occasions. It’s like have a pair of jeans or a classic white shirt in your wardrobe! Polka Dots and stripes and perfect for a simple background or punching out balloons for a birthday card and so much more! I can see me going through lots of these packs of paper. Check out this Video Tutorial to see each sheet in all it’s glory!

Share What You Love Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my favorite so far – Share What You Love Designer Series Paper! This paper has stunning colors, flowers, and a pearlized look. That pearl shine is just amazing. It’s not like a foil but rather a glossy shine with that pearl iridescent look. I don’t know if that’s the best way to describe it but it’s stunning! Check out this video for a full look at each sheet and the shine!

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper has lots of fun floral patterns but the other side includes lots of great background and more subtle patterns. This makes the paper very versatile for different occasions. There are also lots of different colors for more masculine and feminine looks. I love flowers so of course I was drawn to this but I’m also loving the new color combinations and can’t wait to play with them! Check out each sheet in the Video Tutorial below!

Stay tuned for more Designer Series Paper reveals once the New Catalog officially comes out on June 1st! Also, let me know in the comments which paper pack is your favorite! I would love to hear from you and know which one you can’t wait to see samples using it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Avoid Duplicate Stampin’ Up Product With This Tip!!!

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Today, I’m sharing a tip to help you avoid duplicate Stampin’ Up product by keeping track of what you have in a quick and simple way. This will also help you when you go to a party or class and you are wondering what you have at home already! We have all been there where we really love something and accidentally buy it twice. I have been tracking my stuff this way for a few years now and it seems to work really well for me!

Avoid Duplicate Stampin' Up Product, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I simply mark the item in the catalog with a big X when I buy it! Now I understand this might not work for everyone or it might give you heart palpitations to mark up your catalog. You could always go smaller with a little X over the name or writing “have” next to it.

This works for me because:

~I always have my catalog with me so then I know what I have and don’t have.

~This gives a nice visual of the stamps, the name, and the ordering number all in one place.

~There is no need to type up the information on your computer and remember to print it off and stick it in your catalog. Then it falls out and you can’t find the list or you forgot to hit print or just typing out the name isn’t enough for you to know what the item is. When someone asks me about a random stamp set by name, I immediately go to my catalog to see what it looks like. This helps me so much more as I am a visual person!

Catalog Tracking, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another tip I have is to mark all of the items that are retiring when the list comes out at the end of the catalog. Again, I’m a visual person and looking at that long list of items is just crazy to me. I sort the list my page number and go through and mark the items with a different color. My 2017-2018 Catalog is green and red and I wrote with that color in the front so I would know which is which. As you can see in the photo above, No Bones About It is in my collection and it is retiring this month! Both a red and green X makes me sad but I always remember more fabulous goodies are coming out soon so there will be new stuff to play with! 🙂

I hope you try this out and see if it works for you! Of course, everyone has their way of organizing and what works for one might not work for another. I wanted to share mine in hopes to help even just 1 of you out. This works for me and avoids frustration on ordering duplicates and helps me see what I have and still NEED (or want). hehe

If you would like to see all of this in action and my big 39 Week Ziggy Belly, 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 – Layering Embossing Folders!!!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous Technique to share with you! Today, I’m sharing the basics of embossing folders and the difference between regular and dynamic ones! It came be frustrating figuring out the layers for each so you don’t break your Big Shot or drive yourself crazy! Been there before which is why I thought I would do this post! 🙂

Layering Embossing Folders, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Both folders in the photo above look very similar and create a stunning embossed image. You might notice that when you order a folder, some are super thick and different from ones you have received in the past. These are the folders with a SUPER long name – Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (right side)! The Garden Trellis Embossing Folder is on the left side! The regular folders are much skinnier whereas the dynamic folders are thick. This makes a big difference when running them through the Big Shot. It can be frustrating trying to figure out the perfect layering. Sometimes you run it through and it isn’t thick enough to emboss and then you try another layer and it’s so tight you just might pull a muscle or break your Big Shot. I’m here to solve that frustration!!!

Layering for the Regular Embossing Folders:

Multi-Purpose Platform – if it is the older style with the hinges, open up Tab #2. If it is the newer style, leave off the Adapter layer.

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

Embossing Folder with cardstock inside

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

In the video tutorial below, you will see that I also mention the Precision Base Plate. The majority of the time, I have the Precision Base Plate out for framelits and all so you can replace one of the standard cutting pads with the Precision Base Plate. This would mean Multi-Purpose Platform as described above, Precision Base Plate, Embossing Folder, and then Standard Cutting Pad. Again, I just do this when it’s already out and layered up rather than putting that aside and pulling out more items to layer. 🙂

Layering for the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

Multi-Purpose Platform – if it is the older style with the hinges, open up Tab #2. If it is the newer style, leave off the Adapter layer.

Embossing Folder with cardstock inside

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

Due to the thickness of the folder, this layering only requires one Standard Cutting Pad. Another TIP for these folders is to spritz the paper ever so lightly with some water. This will moisten the fibers of the cardstock and allow for them to press into the folder without leaving creases in the cardstock. Many times I just grab my Stampin’ Mist because it’s right there and it works just as well! 🙂 You can always add some water to a Stampin’ Spritzer too!

Debossed Images, www.LaurasStampPad.com

In the photo at the top of the post, the images are Embossed and I lightly went over them with a Sponge Dauber to add color so you could see the image better. In this photo here, I flipped over the image to reveal the Debossed image and added some color. Both images are stunning so keep that mind when creating your next project. There are lots of ways to use embossing folders!

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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New Catalog Pre-Order Haul!!!

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I am sooooo excited for the New Catalog to come out on June 1. As a demonstrator, we get to pre-order some supplies from the New Catalog! Today, I wanted to share a sneak peak of my New Catalog Pre-Order Haul!!! If you just can’t wait till June 1, you can always join Stampin’ Up and enjoy these early release perks too. Click here to join my team!

New Catalog Pre-Order Haul, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh look at all of the goodies. Can you guess my favorite item?? To be honest, I’m not even sure what my favorite is just yet but if I had to pick RIGHT NOW I would say that fabulous floral paper in the lower right corner – Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. Of course, no surprise there because I just love everything floral and bright colors. That pack includes Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Petal Pink, and more!

The one item was blown away by and can’t wait to use on a project is this New Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. It is below the floral paper and ribbon but you can see it more in the video below! This stuff is stunning and so amazing looking. There are 4 sheets of 2 different designs that are super detailed and perfect for so many projects. The one design is a full floral look and the other is a bunch of pieces for card fronts or borders. It is vanilla on one side and white on the other which makes it more versatile. Also, coloring it will be super fun! Stay tuned as I will be showing this off more after I play with it!

I can’t wait to start playing with the stamps and coordinating framelits! There is also a stamp set with a coordinating trio punch. What’s better than 1 punch? A 3 in 1 punch! Woot Woot! New ribbons, new colors, and new embellishments are all so exciting! I’m ready to play a little before lil Baby Ziggy arrives! 🙂

If you would like to see all of these items as I unbox them, 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!!! Also, if you would like a copy of the NEW Catalog, click here to send me your address and I’ll get one sent out to you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura