I Am A Beautiful Butterfly!!!

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Do you know what movie that is from??? I Am A Beautiful Butterfly…..if you guessed A Bug’s Life you are correct! I love that movie and the crazy little bugs. Butterflies are all I seem to want to play with right now! The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, Duet Butterfly Punch, Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper…..I want it all!!!

Today, I am honored to be a part of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop!!! I created this amazing butterfly card and the other Blogging Friends used it as inspiration for their project. Be sure to check out all of their links below to get more fabulous ideas on how to use these products!

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Isn’t this card so fabulous with that POP of purple and those gorgeous butterflies??? I am love love loving it! Also, I always love playing with some back and white! The super cool thing about this card is that the butterflies were already colored for me so that was super easy!!

I started with a Basic Black card base. Next, I took a piece of Highland Heather (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. This makes such a fabulous background and gives the card a lot of texture. I added this piece to the card front! Then I took a strip of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration item and punched some banner tips using the Banner Triple Punch! The strip measures 1″ x 3-1/2″. This was added to the card front on the right side edge. For the greeting, I stamped it in Memento Black Ink from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch! This was then layered onto a Daffodil Delight 1-3/4 Circle. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for even more texture!

Now for those amazing butterflies that I didn’t have to color. Those were actually punched out with the Butterfly Duet Punch from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper! How cool is that??? No fussy cutting or coloring! The piece of paper has LOTS of butterflies with different color combinations to pick from. I went with these two so that I could keep with the purple theme. Another tip: the butterfly hiding behind the greeting isn’t even a full butterfly. I really loved the coloring on that one but it was at the edge of the paper so it wasn’t a complete butterfly. No need to fret, I just make it look like the butterfly was flying up from behind the greeting! It looks fabulous and you would never know! After all, we can’t waste designer paper! Am I right?

Click the blue box below to see a complete list of the other Blogging Friends in this Blog Hop and see their amazing creations!

Check out the supply list below so you can recreate this amazing card and earn the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper for FREE through Sale-A-Bration!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Laura’s Quick Tips: Have a Missing Framelit??

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Today I’m sharing another one of Laura’s Quick Tips! Are you always super organized?? Yeah me neither even though I am a rather organizational freak. It happens though. I get to playing so much in the stamp room. I’m pulling out everything to try and when the mess gets about 2 feet deep, it’s time to clean up and start again! There are 10 inks pads on the desk, cardstock in 15 colors, 4 stamp sets opened up, and framelits all over. Unless it is the Layering Ovals/Circles/Squares, it can be tricky figuring out which ones go with with set.

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Not anymore after you hear about this cool tip! If you look real close to the top side of the framelit, there will be a number. That number is actually the item number for the set of Framelits. You will see in the catalog, there is a number usually starting with 14 and then the name and price of the item. If you find a random framelit on your desk….or gasp the floor. lol Take that number and enter into the Stampin’ Up website and it will tell you which set it is. Try it out with this number and let me know in the comments below which set it is. The number is 146828 and click here to find out what set it is! (There might be a prize drawn for all of the answers.) 🙂

DISCLAIMER: This will not work for sets that have retired. So here are a few tips for your retired items. Keep your old catalogs for the awesome ideas as well as looking up framelit numbers. You can browse the back and find the number in the section with all of the framelits. Another option is to download the catalog to your computer/device and save it. When you need to find a set, simply hit Control F or (FIND) and type in the number there. Then it will pop up really quick!

I hope this if super useful and you can rest assure you aren’t alone in trying to figure out the missing piece! If you would like to see this all 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


Laura’s Quick Tips: Did My Stamp Just Move??

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have a little bit of a Technique Tuesday and a little Laura’s Quick Tips today! If this has happened to me, surely it has happened to you. I have my Stamparatus all lined up and ready to go. After stamping a few, I line up the next one and just as a go to stamp it down, I realize it is not lined up correctly. Did My Stamp Just Move???

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Nope!!! The stamp didn’t move but the grid/scrap paper did or the foam mat did. My mind has been boggled so much on this and wondering how it moved and I could have thought I lined it up correctly. Then after looking at it more, I realize the paper or foam moved and it’s like Ahhh Hah!!! So when you think the stamp moved……check your paper and foam mat! 🙂

This fabulous card was created using the Stamparatus for that 2 step stamped image of flowers! The Stamparatus makes that image a breeze. One plate holds the folders for a fun color of your choice and the other plate holds the greenery piece! Boom Boom and you have a fabulous stamped image…..just make sure your grid and foam mat are in place!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then added a 2″ strip of the All My Love Designer Series Paper. I punched the bottom of it with the Banner Triple Punch to get those banner tips! Next, I added a piece of the All My Love Ribbon by just putting a little bit of Snail Adhesive down the banner and pressing the loop into it. It won’t feel secure at this time but when you place the stamped floral image over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals, that will secure it better. For the floral piece I used Soft Sea Foam and Lovely Lipstick Inks.

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For the greeting, I stamped it from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set in Lovely Lipstick. Can I say Lovely any more in one sentence?!?!? Then I punched it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch! For a little texture, I die cut some of the greenery pieces from the coordinating Lovely Flowers Framelits. One of the framelits is actually a 2 for 1 piece. There are 2 of that greenery piece in the 1 framelit. I die cut the 3 framelits in Soft Sea Foam and got the 4 pieces to use around the greeting! The greeting piece was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well! Just lovely! (I had to do it.)

If you would like to see this all 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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Sprinkled with Love!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Do you like sprinkles??? I love love love them. The little ones, the flat ones that are shaped into just about anything, and the colorful ones….they are all my favorite. I will take a cupcake or cookie with sprinkles any day!!! Of course, I had to create this Sprinkled With Love cupcake card with lots of sprinkles!!! 🙂 Thank you to Mary McCormick for the inspiration for this card!

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The card uses the Sale-A-Bration Hello Cupcake Stamp Set that you can earn for FREE with a $50 order!!!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and stamped some sprinkles across the middle of the card with Crumb Cake Ink. This gives a little bit of pattern to the card base! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the cupcake liner in Crumb Cake Ink. This needs to be fairly low on the cardstock to allow for enough space for the icing and a gap between then two for the greeting. The best way to get the spacing for the gap is to cut the cardstock for the greeting, lay it down on the cardstock and then bump it down a smidge. Using that as your guide, stamp the icing in Powder Pink Ink. I added some sprinkles, of course in Lovely Lipstick Ink as well as the little heart decoration.

Now for that greeting piece!!! I started with a 1″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Powder Pink cardstock. Then I stamped the greeting in Lovely Lipstick Ink in the center. Using the Banner Triple Punch, I punched the banner tips on both ends. Just perfect!!! Layer the stamped cupcake piece onto a 3″ x 4″ piece of Lovely Lipstick and add it to the card front. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture, I added the greeting down the center. To finish it off, I added a few Enamel Shapes in  Lovely Lipstick from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Shapes! It’s just so fabulous!

Now if only I had a cupcake to enjoy! 🙂 I guess I will just have to enjoy this Free Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set instead. Fewer calories for sure! 😉 Click the supplies below to create this amazing card and start earning free Sale-A-Bration goodies!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Friday Favorites!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone is excited for the weekend and has some fabulous plans whether that is doing nothing or having a full schedule! I’m headed to stamp with the ladies over in Paris…..Illinois that is! 😉 I’m so excited because these ladies are super fabulous and I just wish I could stamp with them more often then I already do! Today I’m sharing some Friday Favorites!!!

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This is what I’m loving right now!!! Everything Butterflies is got me like gaga. The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch are amazing. I just love the 4 different styles of butterflies as well as adding color with the solid images. Also, it’s a bonus when you can stamp and punch 2 butterflies at the same time! Butterflies remind me of Spring and I’m counting down the days! That leads me to the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. Hello fabulous Spring colors!!!! Of course I love PINK so the Sale-A-Bration item that is Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper is a favorite. It’s just so shiny and fabulous! And then there is cheese popcorn!!! I just love cheese any time all the time but lately I had some cheese popcorn and it’s my go-to snack now!

Okay, those are my Friday Favorites! What are yours??? Let me know in the comments below! Want to purchase any of these items (minus the cheese popcorn), click here to start shopping and earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and Sale-A-Bration goodies!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Laura’s Quick Tips: Fixing a Dried Up Shammy!!!

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Today, I have another fabulous Laura’s Quick Tips! Are you loving the Simply Shammy as much as me?? I have finally gotten over the fact that it is forever stained with the stamped images but I still have fun stamping an image all around to make it show off more! Has your Shammy dried, curled, and gotten hard as a rock???? Don’t worry, it is not broke!!!

Laura's Quick Tips: Fixing a Dried Up Shammy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If your Shammy is out in the open air, it will dry up like a rock and look all warped. At first when you add water, it just beads right off. That’s okay, you just need to work it a little bit. Allow the water to really get into the Shammy. Press the Shammy or submerge it allow it to really soak. Once it is all wet and soaks up all the water, wring it out and you are golden to use it all over again!

Another tip is to store it in a Clear Mount Stamp Case. It fits in there perfectly and this keeps more moisture in there. Also, you don’t have to worry about having something damp on your work surface. I had a question about mold and the Shammy smelling. I have not had a problem with mold. I think because it can breath and the case isn’t air tight, it won’t mold. At least I’m hoping it won’t. I have been doing this for 7 months now and all is good. As for smell, there is none at all. I don’t think the Shammy smells when it’s wet or dry. All good there! Get your Simply Shammy by clicking here!

If you would like to see this 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 Cleanin’ and Stampin’

~Laura


So Glad We Are Friends!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Do you follow someone on social media and you feel like you really know them? When talking to someone, you say oh yeah my friend recommends this or my friend did this but really you have never met that person. This happens to me all the time. I have lots of friends like that. If I am your friend that way, give me a shout out in the comments and know I would LOVE to be your friend online and maybe even some day in person! This card says it all….So Glad We Are Friends!!!

Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How fabulous is this card?? The Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove color combination is amazing and oh that shiny foil! YUM!!!

I started with a Grapefruit Grove card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. It opens like a book. Next, I took a piece of Lovely Lipstick and ran it through the Big Shot in the NEW Dot To Dot Embossing Folder. I layered this onto the card front! Then using the Stitched Rectangles Framelits, I die cut some of the Sale-A-Bration Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper and Whisper White cardstock.

So Glad We Are Friends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting is from the Incredible Like You Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped  it in Lovely Lipstick Ink towards the right side. Then I layered the white rectangle onto the foil piece. Then using the Lovely Lipstick Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Pack, I looped a knot and placed it on the rectangles. Then I simply secured the ends on the back with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finish off adding more dimensionals so it’s even and I added this to the card front!

 

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I finished off the card by adding a few Enamel Shapes from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. It’s just perfect! I had to share all of these photos so you could really see how fabulous that foil paper is and the ways it shines! Earn this foil paper for FREE through Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order! Click the supplies for this card listed below to start earning!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All Kinds of Butterflies!!!

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Do you love butterflies??? I find them to be so beautiful, fun to watch, a sign of hope, and Spring!!! Today, I’m going to show you all kinds of butterflies that you can create with the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch!

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The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set has 4 styles of butterflies that are each intricate and stunning. They look amazing stamped in 1 color on white or colored cardstock. You can also color them in with Watercolor Pencils, Blends, or other watercolor tools. Another option is to stamp the solid butterfly stamp to fill in the butterfly with color. This can be done in the same color but stamped off once for a lighter shade or it can be in a different color. I love how the butterfly images are a big one and little one combined. This way they go into the punch perfectly and you can make multiples really fast! I love it!!!

If you would like to see all of these butterflies 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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A Part of My Story!!!

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Good Morning!!! Happy Monday!! If you know me even a little bit, you know I am a talker. I can talk all day and I have since I was a little girl. We always said if someone kidnapped me as a child, they would bring me back because I wouldn’t stop talking their ear off. I’m a very open person as well. I have no problem sharing the ins and outs of my life even if it’s hard to talk about. Life is hard but it doesn’t mean we don’t talk about it! I love this sentiment for this card because I feel like it fit perfectly for me. The moment someone enters my life in person or online, for a moment or for a longtime, they become part of my story!

A Part of My Story, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the inside of the card actually. Lately I have been all about decorating the inside with a coordinating image or even putting the greeting on the inside and just a beautiful decoration on the outside. Do you like to decorate the inside of your card? Let me know in the comments below! Of course with this card being Night of Navy, I needed to put a piece on the inside to write on!

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I used a lot of the Free Sale-A-Bration items for this card. The image on the front and flower on the inside are from the Lovely Lattice Stamp Set. The greeting is from the Part of My Story Stamp Set and the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper is from the Foil Pack (Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove). We all love Free Stuff and look at this beautiful card created with it! Each of these items are at the $50 level!

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I stamped the image in Night of Navy Ink onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. On the bottom portion, I added a piece of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 3/4″. This foil paper is beyond amazing. It’s just so beautiful!!! Next, I took some Whisper White ribbon and tied it around the white piece over the foil. Then I added this to the card front. For the inside I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy and the flower in Lovely Lipstick Ink! Simple stamping and quick to assemble! This is another card that any greeting could be stamped on the inside because it is so versatile!

What greeting would you use?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Laura’s Loyal Stampers Update!!!

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Happy Friday!!! Do you have big plans this weekend?? I hope you have an amazing one but first I wanted to give a little Laura’s Loyal Stampers Update!!! I created this program to reward all of you for being loyal to me! I want you to know that I appreciate you so very much. Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers are given for every $40 in orders. This means if you order $43 you will earn 1 Sticker and if you order $80 you will earn 2 Stickers. I keep track of your stickers for you and when you earn 10, you earn a $40 Gift Certificate from me!!!

Lauras Loyal Stampers Update, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Each month I calculate the stickers and send out Gift Certificates. These above were from a few months ago because I tend to forget to take photos! 🙂 If you ever wonder how many stickers you have, feel free to reach out!!! If you have a Gift Certificate, you can use it towards a class or an order! If you aren’t local, just email me your order, I’ll take the amount off and you can pay the overage if there is any! It’s that simple!

Here’s to another fabulous year of Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers in action! Also, your stickers never expire so it doesn’t matter if it takes you 3 months or 3 years to earn your 10 stickers! Woot Woot! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and if you want to start earning stickers, click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura