May 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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Today is the last day to sign up for the June 2019 Paper Pumpkin! Click here to sign up for that. Sneak Peak details for that kit are that there will be
16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes. But wait that isn’t all, there is also an exclusive carrying case! Of course, the exclusive stamp set and ink spot too! Now before we get too excited for June, let me share with you the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

May 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card set is probably my favorite!!! You all know I love pink and flowers so it shouldn’t be a surprise! For these cards, the instructions actually have you stamp the dots around the flowers. You can see in the far left card, I forgot to do that. Ops! For the second card, I went ahead and did it like the instructions even though rustic/dirty/worn is not really my look. I stamped it and compared the 2 and you know what, I liked it!!! It just looks fabulous! Paper Pumpkin is perfect for making me stamp outside my normal range! I love that!

Birds of a Feather, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I struggled a bit on getting things lined up but over all I think they look great and no one else would notice but me. First, I stamped all of the birds on the card base. Then I realized that I stamped the bottom right bird a bit low so I had to move my greeting. You can see in the middle card, I ended up covering up the birdie. Also, be sure to stamp your greeting high enough that the twine can run along the bottom of the greeting tag.

Eggs in a Nest, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card also has fabulous little speckles along the bottom of the card base. It really gives a fun messy look especially since my loops are fun and messy too. I stamped all the greetings on my tags before ever getting started and I think that was a bit of mistake. For this card, I feel like the greeting is a bit too high but again I am probably the only one to notice. It’s just being nit-picky!

Thank You Dear Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the blue flowers and that twine behind them. The look is just fabulous! My tip for these cards is to make sure your velvet ribbon is lined up in the center. If it is not, when you go to place the tag down, the points are off on the velvet ribbon and then the “uncentered-ness” stands out a bit more.

Overall, I loved the Shelli Kit….and the floral box!!! So many cards that I can add to my collection and even more goodies leftover to use for another project. I love that the cards pushed me outside my normal stamping comfort zone too!

Can’t wait to see the June Kit! Today is the last day to sign up so click here to do that NOW! Check out past kits here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


June 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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Happy June!!! That means it’s time to reveal the June 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!! This is one of the NEW Stamp Sets from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!!!! Drum Roll……..

June 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is one of the NEW Stamp Sets and I picked it because I love the word amazing!!! Amazing and Fabulous are my favorite words. Try using them more and see how much better you feel and how you surprise others. When someone asks how you day is going or what you think about the dress, try using fabulous or amazing! It just feels fun to say it and it usually grabs the person’s attention more. People are expecting to hear the same old words like fine or okay or great. WOW them instead!

You can earn this stamp set for FREE in the month of June just by placing an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping). With the NEW catalog out, that is super easy to do! Then, I will send this June 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month to you for Free which makes it even more fabulous!!! Woot Woot!!! Click here to start shopping!! Don’t forget that you will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers too!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Follow Your Art!!!

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Today, I’m sharing the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper!!! This paper is super cute and can be used for so many different projects. Kids cards for those who love to craft and create! Cards for all of your stamping, scrapbooking, and crafty friends! Use it on a scrapbook page with photos from a crop or stamping event! It would also be perfect for teacher gifts too!!! There are endless possibilities!!

Follow Your Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper has specific crafty items on one side like ribbons, pencils, hot glue gun, etc. The other side has fun patterns to use for any style of card like stripes, smears, and shapes. That is what makes Stampin’ Up designer paper so versatile. There is always at least one side you love! That 3rd sheet in has fun stitches all over it which is perfect for sewing friends!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper in a full piece, 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


The NEW CATALOG IS HERE!!!

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Can you tell I am excited???? The New Catalog is here!!! I am really excited because Stampin’ Up has fabulous products and I just love the new stuff!!! The papers are stunning. The In-Colors are fun and different. The ribbons are gorgeous and the bling is well…..blingy!!! Click here to start shopping!

The New Catalog is Here, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The New In-Colors are Terracotta Tile which is a coral/orange color; almost like a burnt orange. Then there is Purple Posy which is my favorite because it is the perfect light purple to go with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape which I’m loving now. Seaside Spray is a very light blue and Pretty Peacock is a deeper blue green. These 2 go together very well and have that perfect water/nautical look! They are excellent for masculine cards! The last color is Rococo Rose and I just love saying that out loud. Go ahead and say it! This color is like a pinky/mauve color. Which is your favorite??

There are also tons of pretty designer papers! I have been doing the full sheet reveals on my YouTube Channel for a few weeks now. This gives you a better look at the paper because seeing the full sheet is totally different than just a little swatch. You can check out all of those here! Stay tuned as I have more coming soon now that I can order all of them. Only a select few were available for the demonstrator pre-order!

Let me know what you are most excited about now that the New Catalog is here!!! Also, if you have any requests for a review of a product, ideas for certain stamp sets, or anything else, just let me know in the comments below! I will do my best to show you all what you are looking for! Click here to check it all out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Strolling Down Garden Lane!!!

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Stop and smell the flowers!!! Let’s go strolling down garden lane!!! Okay actually there are no flowers in this designer paper but I think it will be perfect for floral cards!!! These shades of green are perfect backgrounds for any style of card – masculine or feminine!

Strolling Down Garden Lane, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these fabulous shades and prints. I think these would make great masculine cards. They will also make great background patterns for all my flowers cards. You all know how much I love flowers on my cards!! I just can’t get enough!

Don’t forget you can check out more of these paper reveals here and here. Enjoy strolling down Garden Lane! 🙂 Let me know in the comments which one your favorite is so far!! I can’t wait to start playing with them and showing off all the projects! So far my favorite is the Mosaic Mood and the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper!!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Garden Lane Designer Series Paper in a full piece, 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


More Gingham Fun!!!

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Last week I shared some fabulous cards using the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. Check that out here! Today, I’m sharing more gingham fun! Let me know in the comments which set your favorite is!

More gingham fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards were created using Grapefruit Grove card bases. Next, I too Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a piece of the gingham to the left side measuring 2″ x 4″. The other card uses a piece measuring 5-1/2″ x 2″. The inside uses the leftover pieces. For the triangles, I was left with a 2″ square which I just cut corner to corner. The greetings were stamped from the Well Said Stamp Set! I used the same greetings for both but flip flopped them from one card to the next with which one is on the outside.

Blue & Yellow Gingham, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For 1 of the blue cards and 1 of the yellow cards, I decided to switch it up! I just love blue and yellow together! I used 1″ x 4″ strips and stamped the greeting in between. Using the Butterfly Gala Punch, I punched out 2 Balmy Blue and 2 Daffodil Delight. I added 2 to the front and used the other 2 for the inside decoration! The baby card used the Rectangle Stitched Shapes for all the pieces. The stitched frame is super cute and then I used the inside rectangle for the inside of the card. Adorable!! This style would work for the other colors of gingham too.

Yellow Gingham, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the Daffodil Delight cards, I used one set of the blue! Simple squares for a quick and easy card. The ribbon was colored with the Stampin’ Blends Markers! I recommend maybe using the light marker as it seems the dark marker was a bit too dark. That is all personal preference though! For the top card, I used the Banner Triple Punch and Layering Circles Framelits!!! The Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins made for the perfect finishing touch!

I had so much fun creating all 10 of these cards using the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper!!! Tons of all occasion cards to have on hand. The Well Said Stamp Set was the perfect set for inside and outside greetings! I love it! Click the supplies below to make some of your own! So much more gingham fun!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Product List

Only a Few Days Left…

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There are only a few days left to shop the Retiring Products. On June 3rd at midnight, they will be gone in preparation of the New 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up Catalog coming on June 4th!

Only A Few Days Left, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The best way to see everything that is retiring and still available is to look here! This is the most current list of available products. It also has a photo with the item number and name for a better idea of what the product is.

Some of my favorites that are retiring are Lovely As A Tree which has been a stamp set since before I started. You can check out some samples using this set here and here! The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper stack has been super popular and I love it too!!! I have created so many cards using it which you can check out here! Another item that I am sad to see go but plan on keeping in my craft room is the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch! I do love my Layering Circles Framelits and the storage for them is smaller than a whole bunch of punches. I like the punches for the ease of just grabbing, punching, and creating though! Any one else agree??? So get these goodies before they are gone. There are only a few days left!

A few notes about the New Catalog coming on June 4th! Ordering will not be available till Noon as Stampin’ Up changes up the website to bring in the new products! All orders of $40 or more will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers. Also, orders of $75 or more will earn my Free Stamp Set of the Month! Woot Woot!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Come Sail Away Designer Paper!!!

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Are you singing the song?? Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away with me!!! No? Just me? Let me know in the comments if you were singing along with me! Today, I’m sharing the Come Sail Away Designer Paper!!!

Come Sail Away Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper scream masculine to me! I struggle with man cards too so I am hoping this inspires me. I’m always looking for great ideas to create some fabulous man cards! It is super nautical themed and I will admit that’s not really my thing. Living here in Illinois, I just don’t feel like it fits since we are miles from the beach and sail boats. BUT there are lots of great patterns that aren’t so nautical in this set too so I still love this paper pack! There is a whole suite of products to coordinate with this as well!!!

Did you see the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper that was posted on Tuesday??? Click here to check that out! You can also check out others I posted last week here and here!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Come Sail Away Designer Paper in a full piece, 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


You are Unstoppable!!!

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You get teary eyed at Graduations?? I always do because it is such a milestone in these graduates lives. They have accomplished so much and there is still so much for them to learn and experience. It is exciting and scary all at the same time. I think this card is perfect for Graduation – You are Unstoppable!!

You are Unstoppable, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It shows the graduate that they are amazing and can do anything they set their mind to. It also shows your love and support. The inside of the card says, “Keep reaching for your dreams, I will keep cheering you on.” I love it!!!

I started with a Flirty Flamingo card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I added a piece of the All My Love Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. This paper is retiring soon but still available. Get it before it is gone! I added some Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon along the crease/left hand side. It is just tied into a double knot. It doesn’t stand out a ton but adds a little texture. You could always go with a Lovely Lipstick Ribbon to make it really pop!

For the greeting, I used the Layering Squares Framelits for that fun scalloped edge. The scallop square is Soft Sea Foam and the smooth square is Whisper White. The greeting was stamped in Lovely Lipstick from the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set!!! The inside of the card has the coordinating greeting stamped on Whisper White!

This card style works for a lot of different occasions. The greeting, You Are Unstoppable, works for more than just Graduation too! Change up the greeting for whatever you need! Also, you can create 6 cards like this from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper! Woot Woot! Click the supply list below so you can create this card! Click here to see more samples using this Designer Paper!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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My Baby Is One!!!

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I can’t believe it!!! My Baby is One!!! Little Ziggy has been in our arms for 1 year! It’s crazy! Do you all remember when we called her Ziggy and thought we might forever call her that because it was stuck in our heads? Now it sounds weird to say Ziggy! We had a fabulous Birthday Party over the weekend with theme One In A Melon!

My Baby Is One, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These were actually created with an old Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set. You can check it out here! Paper Pumpkin is super fabulous for having random words and images for using on lots of different projects!

The card base is Real Red. I really went back and forth on whether to use a shade of pink or red. I went with red because I knew I could find that color in paper products, etc. for the party! Next, I stamped the Buffalo Check in Basic Black onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I used the Stamparatus for this to get the perfect look and re-stamp it if I missed a spot with the ink. For the watermelon, I fussy cut them out after stamping them! Then I added 1 flat and 1 with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The greeting was stamped from another Paper Pumpkin Kit onto a Rectangle Stitched Shape with a little Call Me Clover bow in the corner!

One In A Melon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As I type this on Claire’s birthday eve and look through all these photos, my heart is full and my eyes a bit wet! I have been a bit emotional this weekend just reflecting back on a year ago. Having my water break, being in labor for 33 hours, and having a baby via c-section on Memorial Day! Seeing this beautiful baby girl in my arms and how much she has grown and learned in just 1 year! My mind is blown and my heart is full! I just love her so much and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and we will be back to New Catalog preparation tomorrow! For now, I’m off to celebrate because my baby is one!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura