So Much Fun at Girls Night Out!!!

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Last Saturday, I headed to Paris for a Girls Morning Out and yesterday I had my Girls Morning & Night Out at my place launching the New Catalog!!! All of these events were so much fun! I just love gathering together to stamp, gush over the new product, and catch up with everyone! My heart is full for sure!! 🙂

Much Fun Girls Night, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos of the displays, goodie baskets, cupcakes and set-up at the Girls Morning/Night out that I had yesterday! I love to spoil my customers because they are all so fabulous! I sure hope they love cupcakes because that’s what I always make for these events! 🙂

Paris Girls Morning Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos from the event in Paris! I’m super excited I remembered to take some photos! The little ones are my nieces who love to stamp and I see them stamping for many years to come! We had a fabulous time stamping together! I love catching up with these ladies since I only see them a few months out of the year. I always do my Paris Events as a Mystery Hostess so the items can be shipped over there. The Hostess this time got over $80 in Hostess Benefits! Woot Woot!

Girls Night Out Event, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos from the event at my place in the evening. Totally forgot to take photos at the morning event! I was so excited when I remembered at the evening one but after these 3, I set my phone down and didn’t take any more. I had such an amazing time at all of these events. Catching up with these amazing ladies, stamping, and sharing our love of Stampin’ Up! product just makes me so very happy! I love it!

You can check out all these new product online here. If you would like a catalog, send me your address here and I’ll get one out to you! I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I’ll be back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Loving the Soft Saying All Inclusive Card Kit!!!

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Stampin’ Up! has a NEW All Inclusive Card Kit called Soft Saying and it’s fabulous!!! The thing I love the most is that it’s perfect for the beginner because it includes everything. It’s perfect for the seasoned stamper because it’s so beautiful and fun!

Loving Soft Saying Inclusive Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these beautiful cards! The color scheme isn’t one that I would pick on my own but I do love it. Of course there are flowers in there so I’m happy! There are 20 total cards in this kit with envelopes. The stamp set is perfect for all occasions and it’s always great to have another clear block and Basic Gray Ink!

Mini Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the 2 sets of mini cards in the kit for a total of 4 cards! These cards are 3″ squares. The card bases came printed with that watercolor wash. I added the Washi Tape and stamped the greetings and some leaves/flowers! Next, I added the die cut leaves with a little bit of Fine Tip Glue Pen. Many times though, I just placed a Stampin’ Dimensional over the ends to secure it and placed the greeting on top.

Note Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are the note card size and there are 8 total in this size! I love the colors of the flowers and gold but also the simple more masculine cards as well! Again, you can see that I used the Washi Tape to secure the die cuts and used very little Fine Tip Glue Pen. It made putting these cards together very quickly!!! My favorites here are the gold rose in the upper left corner and the gray strips in the lower left corner!

Large Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are the large cards and there are 8 total! Of course, my favorite is the floral die cut and pin in the upper left corner. I loved that the floral die cut had a large enough border that I could put the adhesive there. It was super simple! The greetings are amazing and my favorite is “I’m happy you’re in my life.” I will say there was Lemon Lime Twist Baker’s Twine in the kit and I just didn’t care to use it. I did add it here and there following the instructions in the kit but there are a few I didn’t use it. It’s all about adding in your own flare and I know I’ll use that twine in other projects!

Leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up I wanted to show off all the leftover pieces that can be used on future projects! I have leftover labels (or extras if you make a mistake), twine, and washi tape. Then there are the non-consumables – stamps, ink, and clear block that can be used many many times over! I love it! There is also a Refill Kit that you can purchase to make even more cards! The refill kit comes with all of the supplies in the full kit minus the stamps, ink, clear block, and striped box.

If you would like to see the complete unboxing and reveal of this kit, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Berry Burst and Gold Were Made For Each Other!!!

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Okay so I know I love pink so Berry Burst makes me happy but I really think Berry Burst and Gold were made for each other! I’m also more of a silver girl that gold too but this card is just stunning!!! 🙂

Berry Burst and Gold Were Made For Each Other, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning?!?! It is super simple to create too which is just icing on the cake….cupcake! Let’s get started on this beauty!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I took a piece of Berry Burst measuring 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and die cut the flower image from the Eastern Medallion Framelits in the center. Then I placed one of the flowers from the Gold Vinyl Stickers pack in the center. One other thing that I did before layering this onto the Gold Foil was pop each of the petals forward. Of course this will lay flat again once they are in an envelope but this helps make them shine a bit more! Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped up this layer on Gold Foil Paper measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Next, I added this to the card base centered at the top!

For the greeting, I really struggled with popping it up and going all out or doing something simple. I went with simple and I like it! I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink. The card did need a little more than just that greeting so I added some more Gold Vinyl Stickers. Gold Enamel Shapes would probably look fabulous as well!

This card is simple and stunning! I just love the colors and texture! What color combination do you like to use with Gold? Or Silver? Let me know in the comments below! I love Silver and Navy!

Don’t forget about the Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers for all online order this week using the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH. This offer ends on Friday! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Tempting Techniques – Color Block Card Making!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! This color block card is a super fun and a great style for lots of different card types!

Color Block Card Making, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How fabulous is this card?!?! I just love the color combination and how simple it is. You can adapt this card style to any stamp set. I simply measured the greeting and lawn chair and that’s how I determined the size of the rectangles! Simple! Let’s get started on the dimensions for this one!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next I cut some Whisper White for both the greeting (3″ x 2″) and the chair (2″ x 2-1/4″)! For the chair from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, I used Chocolate Chip Ink for the base and Berry Burst for the fabric. Since this is a Photopolymer Stamp Set, it was easy to line up the chair. There are notches in the chair as well that help! 🙂 For the greeting, I stamped it in Old Olive Ink!

Now it is time to layer and assemble the card! I layered the chair onto Old Olive (2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″) and the greeting onto Berry Burst (3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″). Next I took a piece of Old Olive Color Theory Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and wrapped some ribbon around it and into a knot. I used the New Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon which I love because it’s not bulky! It’s perfect! I layered this onto the card base and then added the greeting with Snail and the chair with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I’m loving this summery card look and the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set! There is just so many amazing images and greetings. You can check out another sample here!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Medallions for Father’s Day!!!

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Happy Monday!! I had a wonderful weekend with the girls in Paris and sharing the New Catalog with them! I also spent time with Family! It couldn’t have been a better weekend! With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time to get those cards ready. I created this Medallion card that is perfect for Father’s Day!

Medallions Fathers Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous, Patty Bennett! I fell in love and just had to recreated it using the Eastern Palace Suite!

Starting with a Whisper White card base, I layered on a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper in Old Olive. The paper is cut to 5-1/2″ x 4″ and I placed it onto the card front where it meets side to side but has a border on the top and bottom! Now for the focal point, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 5″ x 4″ and die cut out some medallions with the Eastern Medallion Framelits. Be sure that you leave room for your greeting and don’t go too close to the edge. I used both the solid circle and layering circle for both of these so a total of 4 framelits. They all went through the Big Shot at once but if you find that they are moving, just place a post-it note over the top to secure them in place!

Now it’s time for stamping! I stamped the 3 styles of circles and greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink! Don’t forget that you can bundle the stamp set and framelits together and save 10%. I thought the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Set was perfect for Father’s Day! Then I stamped the actual greeting for Father’s Day on the inside with the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.

Fathers Day Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The little strip on the inside of the card was leftover from the front. Since the paper stack is 6″ x 6″ and I only used 5-1/2″ x 4″ so that little 1/2″ strip was used on the inside. I probably would have tossed that little piece so this way it adds a little to the inside of the card! Finally to finish off the card, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots in Old Olive. I know that glitter is not normally manly but it totally goes with this card so I think it works! 🙂 Right?

This style of card is perfect for any color you have on hand or your favorite color. What color would you use for your card like this?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Top 5 Must Haves From the New Catalog!!!

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Today, I thought I would share my Top 5 Must Haves from the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Okay this is going to be really tough to pick just 5 but here we go!

Top 5 Must Haves New Catalog, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So the first 3 items are ones that I have already and can’t seem to stop playing with! They are…

The 5 NEW 2017-2019 In-Color Ink Pads  ~ My favorites are the Berry Burst because I love PINK! Also, Lemon Lime Twist because it’s bright and perfect for summer months! When you purchase them as a bundle, you save $5.00 which is almost like getting one ink pad for free!!!

The Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack  ~  This paper is so fabulous and easy to use on any projects! I am on my 3rd pack already! The colors include Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Dapper Denim. The ombre look is my favorite in each color!

The Colorful Seasons Bundle  ~  This bundle includes the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Framelits which are both amazing! Of course when you purchase them together in the bundle, you will save 10%! Woot Woot! The amazing greetings in a beautiful scroll font make me super happy. Also, I love all of the images for each season. Check out my beach scene card here! Doesn’t that look so relaxing?

Now for the other 2 items on my list, these I ordered just yesterday so they haven’t arrived yet but I’m super excited!

Ribbon of Courage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Ribbon of Courage Bundle  ~  This bundle includes the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set and Support Ribbon Framelits. This set really drew me in because of the amazing greetings, the flower, and the ribbon! I think this set will be perfect for so many different occasions and I can’t wait to play with it!

Mini Stampin Dimensionals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  ~  Okay, come on, you all knew these would make the list! Aren’t they the cutest thing you have ever seen? I can’t wait till they arrive! I love Stampin’ Dimensionals and use them on almost every project. Now I will have minis to use on smaller pieces! Woot Woot!

Are these some of your favorites? What is on your Wish List? Don’t forget that if you use the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH and you will earn Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


NEW 2017-2019 In-Colors!!!

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Happy June!!! That means the NEW Annual Catalog is out and the reveal of the NEW 2017-2019 In-Colors!!!! I am in love with them and the more I play with them the more I love them! For now, my favorites are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!!!

2017-2019 In-Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these fabulous cards created with the NEW Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. The patterns for this paper are the same as the now retired Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. Let’s take a look at the cards and designs!!!

Berry Burst, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let’s start with my favorite color – Berry Burst!!! I used Whisper White card bases for all of these and layered on the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″).

Lemon Lime Twist, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is my second favorite color out of the 2017-2019 In-Colors – Lemon Lime Twist. Next, I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) for the greeting. This is my new favorite label punch to replace the Decorative Label Punch!

Fresh Fig, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are made with Fresh Fig! This is a beautiful deep purple; very similar to the retired Blackberry Bliss!

Tranquil Tide, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Tranquil Tide is this weird green color that sometimes look like a nice deep forest green and other times I feel like it looks like it has blue in it. Either way I think it will be amazing for Christmas Cards and Man Cards!

Powder Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The final color is Powder Pink which is a super soft baby pink. It’s so perfect for that soft pastel look but also accents really well with darker pinks and many other colors.

Which color is your favorite new 2017-2019 In-Color?? Let me know in the comments below!

Remember that there are tons of different items that come in these new colors! The Ink Pads are sold individually or as a bundle of all 5 which saves you $5.00! The cardstock comes in individual packs as well as a multi-pack. There are markers sold as a set too! Now for the best thing of all, there are Bitty Bows which are just so precious. If you don’t like making bows, these are perfect for you! They already have adhesive on the back too! The bows are so perfect for any project!!!

Ready to start shopping in the new catalog, click here! Use the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH and you will earn Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

If you would like to see all of these items in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Simple Birthday Roses!!!

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You all know I love flowers and pink and this simple birthday roses card is just that! Beautiful and yet quick and simple all in one!!!

Simple Birthday Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went very basic for this card but you could always step it up with some greenery or bling!

For this card, I used the NEW Powder Pink for the card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the greeting from the NEW Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set in Powder Pink. I love that scrolly font! The roses stamped along the bottom were done in Melon Mambo. It is a 2-step stamping image so I stamped off once for the solid base and then full strength on top. Since it is a photopolymer stamp set, it is easy to see through the stamp to line it up. I always recommend that you get up on top of the image so you can see down through the clear block/stamp. Even if the image was a little bit off, it would look fabulous and like a watercolor look!

After I finished all of the stamping, I adhered a strip of the NEW Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon across the top. Next, I slipped another piece of ribbon under that strip and tied it into a knot. This is a faux knot for your card because the ribbon doesn’t actually go all the way around the card! You could simply tie the ribbon all the way around the card if you wish. Next, I adhered this piece to the front of the card. Now it’s all set and ready to go! I love it!

Tomorrow is the official day that the New Catalog comes out. I will be adding the links to this post once the catalog goes live so you can see the products and purchase them! Who else is super duper excited about the catalog?!?!?! Let me know in the comments below! Also, stay tuned for some fabulous offerings like Ribbon Shares and a New In-Color Share!!! I can’t wait to reveal them!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday-Creating a Perfect Beach Scene!

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Happy Tuesday…..but feels like Monday! Today I’m sharing with you this amazing technique of creating a perfect beach scene! I am using the NEW Colorful Seasons Bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog which comes out on Thursday!!!!! Woot Woot! I so can’t wait!!!

Creating a Perfect Beach Scene, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How amazing is this card?!?!?! I just love it for that amazing greeting, the calming blues, and the relaxing chairs. Can you feel the sun on your face or cool ocean breeze just looking at this card? I think I can! Let’s get started on how I created it!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered a piece of the ombre Dapper Denim from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack onto some Dapper Denim cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I stamped the greeting, Just Breath from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Dapper Denim. That greeting is just amazing. I added this to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little pop!

Creating Sand, www.Laurasstamppad.com

Now for creating a perfect beach scene, it’s time to make the sand. I took a piece of Crumb Cake (2″ x 5-1/8″) and placed it in a box to spritz. Spritzing can be messy so I use a box on it’s side to spritz into. I place the cardstock laying down flat (on the side of the box since it’s sideways). Using a Spritzer with alcohol and Chocolate Chip Re-Inker, I spritzed the bottom of the box, allowing the spray of it to drop down onto the Crumb Cake. This way the cardstock just has little dots of ink all over and not a direct splatter of ink. Also, another BIG TIP is be sure to use an alcohol of 70 proof or less. If it is higher, it will start to break down the plastic in the spritzer and it will clog.

After spritzing, I ripped the Crumb Cake in half and layered it together on the bottom of the card front. Those amazing adirondack chairs are from the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelit. I die cut them in Whisper White and added them to the card front with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I put the adhesive on the bottom rectangle piece as well as the arms of the chair. This allows the top of the chair to pop out a bit since it isn’t secured down and it looks more 3D! I just love it!!!

Just Breathe, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another version of the same card but fewer layers. This is the simple version and the stepped up version is at the top! For this card, I used a Soft Sky card base and stamped directly onto it. Then I added the sand and chairs below. Which card do you prefer – the simple or stepped up?

If you would like to see it all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!

Get ready for the NEW catalog on June 1st! It’s so fabulous!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Floral Boutique One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all of the Men and Women who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces. I’m excited to share with you another fabulous One Sheet Wonder with the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper!!! I know how much you all love these and I love the Beautiful You Stamp Set that I used for these! 🙂

Floral Boutique One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these beautiful cards! I just love that girl stamped (in any pose) as she adds so much to the card with just a simple stamp! All of these cards use the same pattern at the One Sheet Wonder I did last week with the Eastern Palace Suite. Click here to check those out! Now on to each of these cards!

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStamppad.com

After cutting the piece of Designer Series Paper into four 6″ squares, I took one and cut it into four 3″ squares. Then I created each of these cards with those piece. I used Whisper White, Night of Navy, and Marina Mist as my card bases and accent pieces. For the greetings, I used the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the retiring Birthday Blast Stamp Set.

Beautiful You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took another 6″ square and cut it into nine 1-1/2″ squares. Some of them I cut in half and some of them I left the full size. I added some Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, and Whisper White Ribbon as accents.

Dancing Girl, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For these cards,  I used one of the 6″ squares and cut it into 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strips. I used up some scraps of cardstock that were ripped to add as a little layer behind the designer paper!

One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the last 4 cards in the Floral Boutique One Sheet Wonder, I cut the 6″ square into three 4″ x 2″ piece and the leftover piece is 2″ x 5-1/2″. I love how quick and simple these cards are to create. Using just 2 stamp sets and 1 ink pad, there were very few options for me to think over. The clean up was very minimal as  well!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial here!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Don’t forget that the retiring items will no longer be available after May 31st! Click here to make sure you aren’t missing out on anything! The NEW Catalog starts on Thursday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura