Just A Note…

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I know that Sale-A-Bration is over but I have a few more samples to share with you so I hope that is okay! I will be sharing them over the next week or so. Today, I’m sharing this quick and simple card with the Home to Roost Stamp Set. Just A Note…

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I got the idea for this card from the fabulous Mary Schultz who sent me a similar one. Her card had another layer and she used the Rectangle Framelits for each layer. I went a little more on the simple side but it is just as fabulous!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and layered on a piece of Pacific Point polka dots from the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack. Next, I die cut out the rectangle with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Using the Home To Roost Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I stamped the rooster up top and the greeting down low. I went with a monochromatic look and used Pacific Point Ink too! Since the rooster seemed rustic, I tied some Linen Thread around the center and into a bow. This piece was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

Home to Roost, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another fabulous one using the Poppy Parade Ink and Designer Paper from that same pack! Which one do you prefer – Poppy Parade or Pacific Point??? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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It’s a Piece of Cake!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you! This one is a Piece of Cake….lol! It uses the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and coordinating Cake Builder Punch too! 🙂

Piece of Cake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how fabulous this card is in each of the colors. It can be masculine or feminine!!! All you need is the card base and 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front of the card and the other is for the inside.

Wink of Stella Cake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the front, I stamped the greeting from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set all over the center of the cardstock. After inking up the image, I stamped 3 times before going back to the ink for that fun variation of color. It is super cool to get 3 different shades from 1 ink pad! Next, using the same color, I stamped the cake stand in the same ink onto the same cardstock color. For the sample above, that was Melon Mambo. The cake was then stamped in Melon Mambo Ink onto Powder Pink cardstock. Using the Cake Builder Punch, I punched out the images.

Purple Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

One of the best ways to save paper with the dual punch is to cut long skinny strips. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the cake stand to the card front. Before adding the cake, be sure to stamp the lollipops. Simply place the cake down on the plate, move it down a 1/4-1/2″ and then stamp the lollipops. Then I added the cake with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using the cake as a guide really helps get the spacing correct.

Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen again, I added glue all over the drips of the cake and then poured Dazzling Diamonds over the top for a fun glittered look (Gorgeous Grape card). For the Melon Mambo card, I went the safe glitter route and used Wink of Stella!

Masculine Birthday Cake Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For a more masculine look, on the Bermuda Bay card, I just colored in the drips with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and let it dry for a nice glossy look! Which one is your favorite???

Cake Is the Answer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

A little decoration and fun on the inside of the card too!!!

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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This Is No April Fools!!!

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Happy April!!!! This is no April Fools joke……Stampin’ Up released a NEW Storage option for your supplies!!! Woot Woot!!!

This Is No April Fools, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This storage option is perfect for any craft room, closet, desk, or corner. The ink pad/marker layers are sold in increments of 5 so buy one or by a few. They can be stacked high or across. It is whatever fits in your space.

I am super excited about the Stampin’ Blends storage shelves because I currently have mine in a Paper Pumpkin box. Each shelf for the Blends holds 6 markers so that is 3 color sets of light and dark. Now I won’t have to dig through the box to find the light marker to go with dark one. I’m all about organization so I’m pumped about this!

storage options, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 3 different styles of tops for the ink pad stacks and Stampin’ Blends stacks. One of the options is just a plain flat top like those shown in the left side photo above. Then there is an option for a little tray to hold Ink Pad Refills (or whatever you would like) as shown in the far right stack above. The third option is a front open box to hold ribbons (shown above), adhesive, half size clear mount stamp cases, and more!

All of these items are available to purchase NOW!!! Woot Woot! Click here to see a fabulous configuration chart to determine what and how many of each you need! Click here to start shopping to get these fabulous new organizational pieces in your craft area now!!!

Happy Organizin’!

~Laura


Sale-A-Bration Is Ending!!!

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s crazy to think that it is the end of March. That also means Sale-A-Bration is ending! WHAT???? You have till midnight on Sunday to get your order in and earn Sale-A-Bration goodies for every $50 you spend!!!

Sale-A-Bration Is Ending, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Lasting Lily is still my all time favorite from Sale-A-Bration 2019! I had so much fun with this stamp set and the greetings are perfect too! Check out some of my favorites here, here, and here! Click here to start shopping to earn your Sale-A-Bration goodies!

This also means that Sunday is the last day to join Stampin’ Up for just $99 and you get to pick out $175 in product!!! There is also the Craft & Carry Tote Kit as well. With that kit, you get to pick out $175 in product and get the tote for just $129. Click here for more information or to join!

Achieving 200K, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Also, a big shout out THANK YOU to all of you for helping me achieve $200K in personal sales!!! I now have more bling for my apron! 🙂 That is a lot of stamps, ink, and paper!!!! Thank you!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday. Again, don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is ending on Sunday night! As well at the Bloom By Bloom Free Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Coloring the Lovely Lattice!!!

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Hello Stampers!!! Do you like to color?? Do you have time to color?? I am somewhere in the middle. Sometimes, I don’t mind coloring a little bit but too much overwhelms me. I DO love bright colors and lots of colorful images though!!! Today, I’m sharing a card that is just that! Coloring the Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set would take some time but here I achieved beautiful color quickly!

Coloring the Lovely Lattice, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I started with a Real Red card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the Lovely Lattice image on the top of it. I used the Spectrum Pad which I inked up with the following colors: Real Red, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Pineapple Punch. Since the image is rather large, I left the inks apart and inked across the image moving slightly up and down as I went across to ensure full coverage of ink.

Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping the image, I decorated and stamped the greeting on the bottom. I just couldn’t decide which one I liked the best. A simple greeting and some of the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins or a greeting and some Pineapple Punch Ribbon. Then for the third one, I punched the greeting out with the Pretty Label Punch and brushed the edges in Real Red Ink with a Sponge Dauber. Which one do you like the best???

Technique Tuesday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday so you only have a few days left to earn this amazing Lovely Lattice Stamp Set for FREE! Click here to start shopping!

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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Flippin’ Frogs!!!

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These little frogs from Sale-A-Bration are just adorable. When looking at this card, I thought Flippin’ Frogs because they are all over the place. That reminds me of this crazy “game” at my parents house for the kids to play. The adults hate it because it’s just a tree with rubber frogs all over and then after some time the tree pops and the frogs go flying. There is no real “game” or strategy to it but the kids (grandkids) LOVE IT and pull it out every time. I’ll take this card over that game any day!!!

Flippin' Frogs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t they adorable?? I really love how this card turned out!!! The framelits I used for these are no longer available as they sold out very quickly. So for those of you who snagged them before they were gone, have fun recreating this card. For those who didn’t get them, I hope you enjoy fussy cutting! 🙂

I started with a Call Me Clover card base. Next, I stamped the flies from the So Hoppy Together Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set all over a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and colored a few of them with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I really struggled with this because I wanted a bit of color to make them pop but didn’t really want to color them all. I decided to color 5 and that was it….no more or less. Random doesn’t really work well with me as I tend to color this one and that one and one over here and soon I have colored them all. 🙂

So Hoppy Together, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped each of the frogs from the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and used the coordinating Hop Around Framelits (sold out) to die cut them. You may wonder where that middle front came from….I cut the unicycle off. Each frog was stamped in Call Me Clover and colored with the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends. To make the frogs stand out a bit more, I added a punched circle of vellum cardstock behind each one. I really love that look….subtle but adds texture and pop!

Frogs & Flies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White with a few stamps flies and a frog! I have really been loving to decorate the insides of my cards!!!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so there are only a few days left to get this So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and other freebies for every $50 you spend. Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All Adorned!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! This All Adorned Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set is perfect to use on a Stamparatus because the images interlock. The set is photopolymer so you can see through the images and use it on blocks as well!

All Adorned, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving Night of Navy and Pineapple Punch together. The contrast is AMAZING and the colors work for many occasions. This card is perfect to have on hand and just stamp a greeting on the inside when you need it.

I started with a 4″ x 8″ Night of Navy card base. I wanted the square look since the pattern looks better for a square. It still fits into a regular envelope with a little room on the side but that’s okay and this way it will still cost the same postage. Next, I took a piece of Pineapple Punch measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the corner image on each corner. This was super simple with the Stamparatus. Simply line it up to stamp in one corner and then rotate your cardstock around! Perfectly lined up and in the corner each time! I love that!

Then for that fabulous focal point, I stamped the 2 layering images overlapping each other using the Stamparatus. First, stamp 1 of the images. I started with the Night of Navy image. Next, place the other stamp over the top and pick it up with the clear plate of the Stamparatus. Then ink it in Pineapple Punch and stamp. That image was then punched out with a 2″ Circle Punch and layered onto a Night of Navy piece punched out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch. I added these to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the inside, I stamped a few of the images on the corners to make it all match with the front. I used the greeting from the Well Said Stamp Set because I’m going to use this card for an upcoming Bridal Shower!! The perfect little card for any occasion!

Now is the time to get the Stamparatus because you just need $1 more and you will earn this All Adorned Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set for FREE!!! Click the supply list below to start shopping!

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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Celebrate with Cupcakes!!!

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Cupcakes are my favorite dessert followed by cheesecake. I love to make cupcakes and decorate them too! I think I have made cheesecake like twice…it is so expensive to make and finicky. So when it’s time for a celebration, we celebrate with cupcakes! What is your favorite dessert to eat, make, or celebrate with?? Let me know in the comments below!

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Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so this is the last week. Get these cupcakes before they are gone! Unfortunately, the coordinating Call Me Cupcake Framelits are sold out already. If you were lucky and got a set, you can recreate this card exactly. If you missed out, You can always fussy cut out the cupcake or just stamp it in the corner!

I started with a Granny Apple Green card base and layered on a piece of Lovely Lipstick (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the little flower in Lovely Lipstick. You can stamp all over as a background or in a upper left to lower right diagonal pattern. For the greeting, I stamped it in Granny Apple Green Ink and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. All of the images on this card come from the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Using a little bit of the Lovely Lipstick Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Pack in a loop, I placed it down and added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the cupcake, I stamped the liner in Crumb Cake and the cake in So Saffron Ink. I love lemon cake or just a yellow cake. Yellow cake reminds me of my Grandma! 🙂 The icing was stamped in Lovely Lipstick and the little heart was stamped in Granny Apple Green. All 4 of these images were then die cut with the coordinating Call Me Framelits. If you have them, fabulous but if not, no worries. You can just fussy cut the images or stamp these directly to the Whisper White layer (just don’t stamp flowers in that corner). A final little touch that I did was add some Wink of Stella to the icing for a little shine! It did bleed the ink a bit but I was okay with that for a soft pink all around! Still looks tasty to me!

Check out the supply list below so you can create this card and earn the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set for Free with Sale-A-Bration (free item with every $50 spent).

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All NEW Laura’s Quick Kits!!!

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Happy Friday, everyone!!! Today, I’m super excited to roll out something new!!!! I am now offering Laura’s Quick Kits! These kits have all of the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments needed to create 6 total cards (2 each of 3 designs). The kits use current stamps and ink from the Occasions/Annual Catalog. Use the same stamps I used or substitute stamps for images you prefer!! Now those stamps and ink you have in your craft stash! So let’s get stamping!

All New Laura's Quick Kits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I am loving the Happiness Blooms Suite so of course my first Quick Kit is called Bloom By Bloom and features these 3 cards!!! BONUS: The Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set is the Free Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping). That means you can earn the stamp set for free and enjoy this kit!!!

What Are Laura’s Quick Kits? This kit comes with all of the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments to create the 3 cards shown above. The kit includes supplies for 6 total cards (2 each of the 3 designs). Envelopes are included! Also, everyone who purchases the kit will get access to a Private Quick Kits Video that shares the details for creating these cards! So it is like attending one of my classes but in the comfort of your home.

What supplies will I need for this kit? The main stamp set used was the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set and a greeting stamp set of your choice. I used the Well Said & Incredible Like You Stamp Sets for my greetings. Next, you will need the following ink colors: Night of Navy, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, and Calypso Coral.

How Much is the Kit?  The Kit is $25, free shipping! All payments will be processed via Paypal! 

How Do I Order My Kit? Click here and it will take you to a Paypal Invoice for you to submit payment. You can purchase more than 1 of the kits too! Then after payment is received, your kit will go in the mail!

More kits will be coming soon! Leave me a comment below if you have a suggestion for the next stamp set I should use! Have a wonderful weekend and see you next Monday! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Laura’s Quick Tips: Assemble Cling Stamps!!!

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Hello stampers!!! Today, I’m sharing another one of Laura’s Quick Tips!!! I had some customers the other day at class watch me assemble a stamp set and they were in awe. They said to do that again because it wasn’t how they did it and this was much easier. If they are asking, I’m sure all of you are wondering as well! Here we go…

Assemble Cling Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Time to get those stamp sets and assemble them so they are ready to go when you need a card quickly or when you want to just sit and play. In fact, put on a movie or your favorite show and work on a few stamp sets tonight! This quick and simple trick makes it go fast!

Peel off the sticker from the back of the rubber stamp. Next, peel off the sticker back from the sticker sheet. DO NOT PULL THE STICKER OFF. Leave the sticker on the sheet. Then starting with a detailed side of the stamp, place it down on the sticker, guiding it around to make sure it lines up perfectly. Be sure not to bend, squish, or force the stamp so that it lands on the sticker nice and smooth and flat! Now just pick up the stamp and you are golden!

For some stamps, especially small ones, the sticker wants to come off the sheet once you pull off one side. Try your best to keep the sticker on the sheet. As long as 1 side of the backing is removed, place the stamp down like I mentioned above. It will stick to one side and the label is on the other side. That is okay and at least we know that it is secure and correct one half of the stamp. Now simply hold the sticker back and peel off the other side of the sticker. Now lay the stamp down and press over the top to secure that second half. This may sound confusing so I did a video tutorial below!

I hope you find this useful and enjoy getting all of your stamps ready to go for your next project. Let me know in the comments below if you liked this tip and if you are enjoying Laura’s Quick Tips. If you have a question that you would like answered, just ask and I will do my best to share the answer in the next episode of Laura’s Quick Tips!

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