September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today, I wanted to show you the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit and some alternatives I created!

September 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at those stunning fall leaves. I just fell in love with this kit because I loved how simple the leaves were individually but then all together they are stunning! Be sure to stamp the large leaf before popping the die cut out. I find it is much easier to stamp that way!

I created the 8 little mini cards as intended. They were fairly simple to create and I loved the embossed card front….even though the leaves cover most of it.

Fall Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then the rest of the kit was these cute treat boxes. I think they are adorable but I just don’t think I will need lots of treat boxes within the next few weeks so I only made 2. Then I took the rest of the boxes and cut off the ends and cut the sides to create 2 rectangle embossed pieces of kraft paper. Using those pieces I create all of these cards!!!

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I ripped one end of the kraft piece and then added it like a banner to the card base. I used Old Olive and Crushed Curry cardstock for the card bases. Then I simply added the leaves the same way as the mini cards. I wrapped the Baker’s Twine around the spine and added the greeting! The greetings in this set is just fabulous! Then I ran of out of the Baker’s Twine and most of the leaves so I made the 2 in the lower right corner. I love them! I always need cards to send out, especially Thank Yous so these are perfect! If you don’t need treat boxes, I hope these inspire you!

Don’t forget to sign up for the October Paper Pumpkin before tomorrow! Click here to get your kit! 

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Sneak peak…..these are the boxes for October and November. Stampin’ Up says these kits coordinate together but you don’t need them both to create the kit! That’s got me super excited and I can’t wait to see it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Simple Sunflowers Are Pretty Too!

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Happy Friday!!! I posted the most favorite fall card this season by my class attendees and by me! You can check it out here but simple is just as fabulous too!

Simple Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is one of those quick and simple cards that you can whip up in no time at all but yet it still looks stunning! Those sunflowers from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set are just amazing!!!

I started with a Crushed Curry card base! Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in the middle in Early Espresso Ink. Then I stamped the sunflowers in Crushed Curry Ink with Early Espresso centers. I just love that there is no real lining up the 2 images perfectly, just stamp and go. You also don’t have to worry about stamping off. It just simple stamping and adhering! Quick and simple to create! After adding this piece to the card front, I thought it needed a little bit more. I added a few Old Olive Enamel Shapes to finish it off! Which do you prefer – simple like this or more stepped up like this one??

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Don’t forget about all the amazing specials going on this month!!!

October 1st through the 10th – Celebrate World  Card Making Day with 15% off select stamp sets and Note Cards & Envelopes. Also, if you love Fast Fuse, now is the time to stock up!!! Click here for all of the details!

The entire month of October, you can Buy 3, Get 1 Free with select Designer Series Paper!!! Now is a great time to stock up. There are fall patterns, Christmas patterns and all occasion patterns! Click here to check them out and start shopping!!!

Every order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax), will earn the November Free Stamp Set from me! This month you get to pick from Graceful Garden or Daisy Delight!!! Send me a message with your preference after placing your order or when you send it to me!

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

~Laura


Distressing the Merry Music Designer Paper!!!

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By distressing the Merry Music Designer Paper, it makes it look rustic and I love the texture!!! What do you think?!?!?!Distressing the Merry Music Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the glitter and shine that goes with the distressed look. This is a rather simple Christmas card which is perfect for making multiples!!!

I started  with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler (4″ x  5-1/4″) and stamped the city image from the Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front.

Now for the distressed technique! I simply took a piece of the Merry Music Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5″) and crumpled it up into a ball. Once I had it in a nice tight ball, I gently unrolled it back out. Be careful not to rip it as sometimes it gets soft and this designer paper is thinner. Next, I took a Sponge Dauber with some Early Espresso Ink and lightly brushed over the top. The ink picks up on the creases more for a nice distressed look. Once I had the look I wanted, I added adhesive on the back and placed it on the left side of the card. Be sure to just press it onto the paper all crinkled to keep that texture and distressed look!

Now for the greeting, I took a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″). I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler Ink from the Night In Bethlehem Stamp Set. Next, I layered this onto a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper measuring 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Metallic Enamel Shapes for a little bit more bling!

If you would like to see this in action, 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

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Gather Together & Give Thanks!!!

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Gather together & give thanks…..that greeting warms my heart. I love spending time with family and friends and we always need a reminder to give thanks for the amazing blessings we have in our lives. This is just another reason Thanksgiving is my 2nd favorite holiday behind Easter!

Gather Together & Give Thanks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has been a big favorite at all of my classes and of course it is….it has a flower!!! 🙂 You all know I love flowers!

I started with a Crushed Curry card base. Next I took a piece of Early Espresso (5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″) and ripped along one edge for a rough look. Be sure to rip slowly in small amounts and not just one full rip down the entire piece. I layered on a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 2″). I added this piece to some Very Vanilla measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. Next I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Old Olive and the dots in Lemon Lime Twist. You could stamp the dots at the end after putting it all together or you can do it now. Next, I added this to the card front!

Sunflower, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point of that amazing flower! I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and coordinating Leaf Punch (Bundle and Save 10%). The flower was stamped in Crushed Curry Ink (full strength both time) and Early Espresso for the center. I did fuzzy cut the flower which isn’t my favorite but sure looks amazing! The leaves were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist first and then Old Olive on top. Using the Leaf Punch, I punched them out! For adding it to the card front, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the leaves to the back of the flower and then to the front of the card! To finish off the card, I added a few Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes! I just love it!!!

Don’t forget you can get the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper as part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special this month!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Adding a Foil Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means  I have a fabulous technique for you today….or in this case, it is kind of like a hack! Adding a foil border to your project with the Year of Cheer Designer Washi Tape is simple, less layers than adding foil paper, and more cost effective!!! Woot Woot!

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Isn’t this card just stunning and perfect for any Fall occasion?!?!? It was super simple using the Washi Tape rather than cutting a large piece of Foil Paper to cover up most and just allow the border!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Always Artichoke (5-1/2″ x 2″) and placed it on my card front. You can go ahead and adhere it down and place the Washi Tape next to it or simple place it there as a guide and then add it later. Add a strip of the Copper Washi Tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape Pack on the top and bottom. Then you can add the strip of green if you haven’t already.

For the leaves, I stamped 2 of them on Very Vanilla squares measuring 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I used Cajun Craze Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink. Be sure to stamp off once on the solid image and then go full strength on the outline image. The center leaf was die cut with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelits from Copper Foil Paper. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere it. When placing the squares onto the card front, I started with the outside ones making them flush with the edge of the card. Then I added the center one. To finish off the card, I added the greeting at the bottom in Early Espresso Ink!

You can purchase the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set at 15% off with the World Card Making Day Special going on till October 10th! Be sure to check out those deals here as well as the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special here.

If you would like to see this in action, 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

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Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special!!!

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October is full of lots of specials!!! There is the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special and World Card Making Day Deals!!!

Designer Series Paper Special, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love that there is such a variety of papers from the Annual and Holiday Mini Catalog! There are also 6″ x 6″ Stacks as well as the regular 12″ x 12″ packs! My favorites are the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Petal Garden Designer Paper Stack and Color Theory Designer Paper Stack! That is if I only picked 3! 🙂 Let me know what your favorite 3 are in the comments below!

World Card Making Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As if that isn’t enough, we are celebrating World Card Making Day with about Stamp Sets at 15% off. Guess what?? They all coordinate with the Designer Series Paper which is SUPER fabulous! I love love love so many of the sets on this list! Check out the complete list of discounted items here – World Card Making Day Specials. If I can only pick 3 favorites, they would be Coffee Cafe, Colorful Season, and Graceful Garden!!! Everyone needs the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in their collection because it’s super amazing all year long. Check out some samples here, here, and here! Also, stay tuned as I have more coming showing off Fall and Winter! Remember these specials are only available through the 10th so don’t wait!

Now what you all have been waiting for…..the reveal of the November Free Stamp Set with a $75 order (before tax and shipping). This month I’m doing your pick of either the Graceful Garden Stamp Set or the Daisy Delight Stamp Set! Be sure to let me know which one you prefer after placing your order! Click here to start shopping all of these amazing specials!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Alaska Here We Come!!!!

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I still can’t believe it but….Alaska here we come!!!! I earned my 2nd Grand Vacation in my Stampin’ Up! Career this week! We will be taking an Alaskan Cruise next summer and it’s so exciting!!!

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I want to take a moment to give a bit shout of to all of you! Thank you for following me on this blog or my other social media (YouTube, FaceBook). I really appreciate your comments, likes, and shares. Thank you to all of my customers! You are amazing and I’m happy to help you get the products you love! I enjoy helping all of you get the supplies you need to create that amazing project whether it is holiday cards, all occasion cards, gift packaging, or a gift for someone! You are all so amazing and I couldn’t have done this without all of you!!! Thank you!!

Flowers for Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at these beautiful flowers I got from my upline, Meg who is super fabulous! I can’t thank her enough for asking me to join Stampin’ Up! I love what I do and I get to do it every day!!! If you are waiting for someone to ask you, here it is! I’m asking you to join me and my Stampin’ Up! team. Let’s have fun and enjoy what we do together!!! Click here for more information!

Pick a Pumpkin Free Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you earned the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set this month, it is on it’s way to you!!! There is still a chance to earn this stamp set for FREE by placing a $75 order (before tax and shipping). Click here to start shopping! You have till the end of the day tomorrow!

Stay tuned to hear about all the amazing Specials for October on Monday! I will also be revealing the October Free Stamp Set that you can earn!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


Year of Cheer Suite!!!

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My favorites in the Holiday Mini Catalog are mostly from the Year of Cheer Suite!!! I just love all the bling and shine!!!

Year of Cheer Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of the bling??? It’s just stunning! This card  is perfect for Thanksgiving or you could change up the greeting for any other occasion!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. For the greeting, I cut a piece of Whisper White (3″ x 2-1/2″) and added strips of the Year of Cheer Washi Tape. I just added a piece and ripped the ends. Before adding this to the card front, I cut a Silver Foil Snowflake in half and added it to either end.

Metallic Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I stamped the greeting from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White. I simply cut around the greeting close by so that I could pop it up over the washi tape with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!! You could use any greeting for this card based on the occasion you need a card for! I just love it!

If you would like to see the products in the Year of Cheer Suite, 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

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Trick or Treat Kitty!!!

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I love kitties (insert….soft kitty, warm kitty, purr purr purr) so when the Cat Punch came out I knew I wanted it. I’m not a huge Halloween person but this Trick or Treat Kitty is cute!!! I decided to get the punch and the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and use those items for a few Halloween goodies!

Trick or Treat Kitty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This quick and simple card is perfect for Halloween!

I started  with a Very Vanilla card base. I added a strip of Basic Black (4-1/4″ x 2-1/4″) to the left side. Next, I layered some of the Spooky Night Designer Paper on top (4-1/4″ x 2″). There are 2 sheets of the designer paper with kitties all over them in black and orange so I punched those out! It was super simple! Some of the kitties aren’t a full one but you could always use those on another project with him peaking out from a doorway or from a potted plant or on the side of a card!

Spooky Night Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since some of the kitties are orange and others are black, I used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out orange and black circles to alternate! This is a great way to use the same concept and all the kitties! I added the kitty to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture. The greeting was stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink from the Seasonal  Chums Stamp Set. I simply stamped the middle one first and then above and below without going back to the ink. To finish it off, I added some Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shapes!

Halloween Kitty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

The card will be perfect for my nieces and nephews for Halloween this year!!! I love that I can use the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper for non-Halloween occasions as well because  the other side of the paper is more generic prints. Very versatile for all your crafting needs and for those who don’t like Halloween as much!

Do you like Halloween?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Creating an Ombre Textured Background!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! Creating this ombre textured background is perfect for any card style and the best part is that it uses up all of those scraps we tend to save!

Ombre Textured Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The texture and those masculine colors are just so fabulous! I really struggle with man cards so I love how this one turned out!!!

I started with a Chocolate Chip card base and layered on a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then using scraps of various shades of greens and blue, I cut the following pieces.

1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ – Emerald Envy

1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ – Tranquil Tide

1″ x 3-3/4″ – Bermuda Bay

3/4″ x 3-3/4″ – Pool Party

Next, I took a scrap piece of white….just any long and skinny leftover piece and added adhesive all the way down it. I placed each of the pieces listed above along the white, butt up to each other. The white is to hold them all together as one. Then I placed this into the Seaside Embossing Folder. TIP: If you place it in going up and down like the sample above, it will come out as shown. Place it in sideways (the other way) and it pulls each of the pieces apart a bit. That’s great if you like this look. If you did this on accident, you can always snip each of them apart and then glue them on your card base individually. Finally, I added this piece to the card front and tied some Linen Thread around the top.

For the focal point, I used the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%)! I stamped the cup in Chocolate Chip Ink onto Whisper White. The coffee collar was die cut in Chocolate Chip as well. The lid was stamped in Chocolate Chip onto Chocolate Chip and die cut. The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink and the little heart for the stir stick was stamped in Emerald Envy Ink. I added the cup to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To get the lid connected to the cup, I simply placed it on top and added Stampin’ Dimensionals along the seam to hold them together!

If you would like to see this in action, 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

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