Nothing More Truly Artistic Than To Love People!!!

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There is Nothing More Truly Artistic Than To Love People….that’s just a fabulous greeting for a card, especially a homemade one!

Truly Artistic People, www.LaurasStampPad.comI really like this card for all of the layers and texture but also that color combination. Berry Burst is my favorite color right now for sure!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Berry Burst (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added some Embossing Paste. I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Palette Knives to swipe some paste diagonally across. I didn’t fill in each diamond hole, I just swept it across and that’s it. That messy, eclectic look is super cool for any style of card! I set that part aside to dry while I completed the greeting!

Scallop Square Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out the squares with the Layering Squares Framelits. The greeting was stamped from the Just Add Text Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink. Now to assemble, I tied some Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon around the Berry Burst and added it to the card front. Next, I added the greeting with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like using these for dimension on my project as well as a nice tight grip over the embossing paste. The foam sinks into the embossed image and holds on tight. To finish off the card, I added a few Soft Sky Enamel Shapes.

If you would like to see more samples as well as video tutorials using Embossing Paste, check them out here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Carols of Christmas Bundle!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! It’s August and Stampin’ Up pre-released the Carols of Christmas Bundle!!! The holiday mini catalog will come out next month but we get to enjoy this amazing stamp set and coordinating framelit….NOW!

Peace on Earth, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is quick and simple and perfect for making multiples this holiday season!

I started with a Whisper White card base which is perfect for writing your message on the inside. Next I took a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock measuring 4″ x  5-1/4″ and stamped all over it with the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. The corners each have the little fan image stamped in them. Then I used the four dots (pointsettia center) to add a little more decoration to the background. Next, I added this layer to the card front.

Carols of Christmas Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the Whisper White square. The greeting was stamped in Fresh Fig Ink and then lines with a fan were stamped in Garden Green. There are 2 images like this – one is straight across to use with the Deck The Halls greeting and the other one has a wave to it. I used the wave one to coordinate with the wave in the greeting. All of these images are in the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. I layered the greeting onto a piece of Silver Foil Paper die cut with the Layering Squares Framelits.

Next, I took some Silver Metallic Thread and wrapped it around my finger 8-10 times. Then I slid the thread off my fingers and twisted it in the middle to create a figure 8. Set the twist down on the back of the greeting and secure it with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Then I fan out the loops and secure them with more dimensionals. Peel off the backs of the dimensionals and attach it to the card front. To finish off the card, I added a few Silver Enamel Shapes (or you can use Rhinestones).

If you would like to see more on the Carols of Christmas Bundle, 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!!!

Stay tuned as I will be posting more samples and fun with this bundle! 🙂 Click here to purchase your bundle so you can play along and earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


July 2017 Paper Pumpkin~Positively Picturesque!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today I’m sharing with you the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque!!! I love the soft colors and the nature scenes of this kit! Also, I was super surprised with a name like this I was thinking it would be a photo frame or album. I prefer cards so I was excited!

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these cards just fabulous? There are a total if 8 cards in the kit with adorable lined envelopes. Of course I had tons of Washi Tape left over as well as the stamps and TWO ink spots. Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide were the ink colors this month!

 

You're The Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know I love flowers so this one is my favorite. I love how the little scene of flowers peaks through the heart cut out. Also, the heart cut out is used in the other cards. I love when you can use up all of the pieces to create multiple styles of cards. Notice in the card in back, I trimmed my grass to be different heights for a cool look. 🙂

Love You Hearts, www.LaurasStampPad.comWith the heart cut outs, I added some washi tape and the wooden accents to make these two cards. Perfect!

Hello Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The next set has a die cut circle for this amazing mountain scene! Those little clouds in the background are adorable. I didn’t put my mountains down far enough on the one card but that’s okay! The bottom has a strip of Washi Tape to coordinate together and give that front piece a little design.

Washi Circle, www.LaurasStampPad.comThe punched out circles were used for these cards! Do you see them? They are covered in Washi Tape and back the greeting so perfectly. I loved the idea of placing Washi Tape all over the circle to create a whole new look. Love it!

Cut Out Scenes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 Here’s another photo of those cut out pieces showing a scene through the hole. Isn’t that just fabulous?!?! I love it!

I am super excited about the August Kit because I just don’t know what it might be. Also, it’s my birthday month so I’m hoping its something with flowers and bling! 🙂 Be sure to get signed up before August 10th so you can have fun with me! Click here to sign up! Try it out for a month. Enjoy it for a few months. You can cancel at any time or even place a hold on getting it if you know you have a busy month or just don’t want it one month. My favorite part is the surprise and how it feels like a present each month! I also love doing a product for fun and just stamping rather than having to come up with the idea. Can’t wait for the August Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Only 3 More Days of Christmas In July!!!

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Happy Friday!!! Can you believe this month is almost over? That means there are only 3 more days of Christmas In July Promotions!!!

Bonus Days, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Every $50 order, earns you $5 Bonus Bucks to spend in August! This is every increment of $50 too so you can earn as many of these as you want. Then in August, you can enjoy a discount on something or get something completely FREE. There is no minimum order requirement in August to spend you Bonus Bucks. How fabulous is that?? Click here to start shopping!!! You will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!

Christmas In July, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Do you have a long wish list?? Now is the time to get it all!!! When you join Stampin’ Up in July, you will get a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper SnipsSNAIL AdhesiveGrid Papertwo D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. ($52 value) That’s not all though, you will also get the NEW Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog coming out in September! Woot Woot!!! That’s another $20 value! So an extra $72 in goodies on top of the $125 you get to pick out. All of this for just $99 plus tax. There is always free shipping on your kit!

I have been playing with this stamp set and it’s super fun! Here are a few sneak peaks to samples I have created with it!

As always, there is no obligation to have parties or classes. You can be any type of demonstrator that you wish! You can enjoy the discount, share with friends, have parties, or do anything. It’s all about you and what you want to do!!! Let me know if you have any questions!!! I am always happy to answer anything! My Team – Fabulous Friends would love to have you join us!!! Click here to join now!

Don’t forget this all ends at the end of July! Just 3 more days! Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin!

~Laura


Creating a Wooden Crate Full of Daisies!!!

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This Wooden Crate Full of Daisies is so beautiful! I love bright colored flowers. Also, this card uses up the leftover pieces from making the 3D wooden crate I showed on Tuesday. Check that out here!Wooden Crate Full of Daisies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card so rustic and fabulous?!?!?! I love the navy and yellow and that gingham ribbon!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Night of Navy (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the flowers from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in Crushed Curry. I stamped the background image stamped off once and then stamped the detailed image in full strength. After I had all of the flowers placed, I added the stems in Old Olive. Some of the flowers have a hidden stem and some have a stem out front. This is all a variation to show a full crate of flowers!

Flat Box Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the crate, I used the Wood Crate Framelits. I die cut out 1 crate piece with all of the top portion of the crate on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. That bottom rectangle does not need to be completely on the paper because it will be cut off. This is a great way to use up the rest of the designer paper after die cutting a full crate to use as a 3D box. All of the tabs in the photo above are folded back and adhered. The rectangle above was just an extra piece cut out to fill in the spots that aren’t covered by the tabs. I wanted the crate to look seamless and have the same wood color peaking through the slats rather than the white cardstock I placed it on. Now I have a flat crate for my card!

Daisy In A Crate, www.LaurasStampPad.comNow it is time to assemble the card! I placed the crate over the flower stems and stamped the Farmer’s Market seal on the crate. This stamp is from the Wood Words Stamp Set. Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and crate framelits. Next I added this to the card front on top of the Navy cardstock. I stamped the greeting from Wood Words Stamp Set onto a strip of white. After that, I cut the banner tips and paired it with a Crushed Curry strip. Finally, I added the little bow of Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot.

Navy Gingham Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all 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


Giant Textured Medallion Using Embossing Paste!!!

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Check out this giant textured medallion using Embossing Paste that I created!!! I think this would be super cool on a gift bag or something that could really show the entire thing!

Giant Textured Medallion Using Embossing Paste, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base. Then I took a piece of Melon Mambo (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed it on some Grid Paper. Using the medallion from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, I placed it on top and smeared the Embossing Paste all over. There are 3 different styles of Palette Knives to use for smearing the paste on your project. I just pick the one available or my favorite one. I haven’t really found that one is better than another. Once you are done applying the paste, be sure to rinse the items so it doesn’t dry on your tools.

While the image is drying, I worked on the greeting. I used the Layering Circles Framelits in Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist. This color combination is so beautiful and makes me happy! Next, I stamped the greeting from the Just Add Text Stamp Set in Melon Mambo Ink. After layering the circles together, I added some loops of Copper Metallic Thread to the backside. Simply wrap it around your fingers, slide the loops off and twist in the center creating a figure 8. Place this on the back of the greeting and secure with Stampin’ Dimensionals. That twist is what really makes the loops fan out so nicely.

Life Is Better With Friends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble it all together. I added the Melon Mambo medallion piece to the card base. If you find your cardstock curled a lot, be sure to use a strong adhesive like Tear & Tape or Fast Fuse. Next, I added the greeting with the Stampin’ Dimensionals securing the loops! I love it!

If you would like to see more samples and a video using Embossing Paste, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Wooden Crate of Chocolate!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share and this one is a wooden crate of chocolate!!! YUM!

Wooden Crate of Chocolate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these adorable and super real looking with that Wood Textures Designer Series Paper???

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper comes in a 6″ x 6″ Stack and both sides of the paper are the same pattern. This is perfect so that the inside of  your box looks the same. I love that! I die cut out 2 of the box dies from the Wood Crate Framelits to create the box. This requires 2 sheets of  the Designer Paper but don’t worry we will be using the leftovers. 🙂 Using some of those leftover pieces, I die cut out the little tag for the treat bag.

Now for assembling the box, I scored on all of the lines and added Tear and Tape to the side and bottom tabs. I prefer Tear and Tape for this because you can apply it to the box in advance. Then reveal it as you need it without having sticky tabs in your way! Another tip for assembling the box is to press it flat to the tab rather that doing it in the air. This will make for a more square/even box and it won’t be off set.

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For the decorations, I stamped the star from the Wood Words Stamp Set in Night of Navy and Real Red. Using the Wood Crate Framelit, I die cut them out and placed them on either side with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. (Bundle & Save 10%) I wanted to make sure the sticky wasn’t peaking through the slats. Now for the chocolate, I placed it into a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag and tied it up with some Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon. Next, I stamped the greeting onto the little tag and tied it around with Linen Thread. All of this rustic look is just precious!

Lindors in a Crate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As you can see, 2 of the Lindor Truffle Chocolates fit perfectly on the bottom of the box. These could be sitting on a table for guests to enjoy or wrapped with as a little treat!

Stay tuned to see how I use the leftover pieces to create a flat crate on a card. I’ll be posting that on Thursday!!!

If you would like to see this all 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


Celebrating with Tons of Birthday Balloons!!!

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For your birthday, you should always be celebrating with tons of birthday balloons…..or at least this amazing card!!!

Celebrating with Tons of Birthday Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for anyone who is young….or still young. 😉 This card is great for boys and girls in any color combination too!!!

I started with a Tangerine Tango card base. Next, I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die. I adhered that to a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Be sure to do this step before the balloons so you have enough space.

Then I started stamping the balloons all over the cardstock, falling off to really make it look full. I used the solid balloon image from the Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set, stamping off once for that lighter shade. Then I stamped full strength with the doted balloon from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set. The colors I used were Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist. For the yellow balloons, I stamped them on scrap white and punched them out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I added those to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture. I added the balloon tails in Basic Black Ink. For the balloons overlapping, I punched out a balloon to use as a mask so I wasn’t stamping the tail on top of it.

Birthday Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you want to see more samples using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlit (Bundle & Save 10%), click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Bonus Days, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget Bonus Days the entire month of July!!! Every $50 spent, earns you $5 to spend in August!!! Click here to start shopping! You will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers which is just a way for me to spoil my customers!!! 🙂


Sending Love & Hugs to You!!!

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Isn’t this greeting just precious – Sending Love & Hugs to You!! I think it’s the perfect greeting for a card sent to a friend or family member for any occasion or just because!!! Who wouldn’t love getting this message?Sending Love & Hugs to You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a really quick and simple card that I created using lots of different colors from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. I started with a Berry Burst card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the hearts from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp! I mainly stamped them all around the middle, making sure to fall off the sides so it looks like the pattern continues. Finally, I added strips of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to the top and bottom and placed  it on the card base.

Metallic Loops, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Versamark Ink onto Berry Burst. Next, I added Silver Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. For the loops, I used Silver Metallic Thread and wrapped it around my fingers 5-10 times. Slide the loops off your fingers, twist in the middle like a figure 8 and place it on the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, secure the center twist and then secure the loops to be as fanned out as you wish. Then I pealed off the back and stuck it on my card front!

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another samples I did using Fresh Fig!!! I love this monochromatic look. It really makes for simple cards because there is less supplies and tools used.

Powder Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample using the Powder Pink Designer Paper and cardstock. Another option would using a different color of embossing powder? What is your favorite color of embossing powder to use?  Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Don’t forget about Bonus Bucks this month!!! Click here for more information!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Rainbow Hot Air Balloon in the Clouds!!!

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I think this card is perfect for a child……or the child in all of us!!! The Rainbow Hot Air Balloon in the Clouds is so bright and colorful it will lift anyone’s spirits and make them smile!

Rainbow Hot Air Balloon in the Clouds, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next I took a piece of Pool Party cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added the clouds with Embossing Paste. This stuff is super fun and easy to use. Simply place the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks down and using the Palette Knives smear the paste over the top. I set this aside to dry while I created the hot air balloons. Don’t worry, it dries really quickly so be sure to clean off  the mask before moving on!

Hot Air Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the big balloon, I die cut out the pieces using the Up & Away Framelits. The colors used were Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, and Real Red. Next, I assembled the pieces together by pouncing some Multi-Purpose Glue on the back with a sponge and placing the pieces down. The small balloon was stamped in Emerald Envy using the Lift Me Up Stamp Set!

Now the clouds should be all dry and ready to assemble. I added the clouds to the card base and then added the balloons with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little more texture and 3D look! For the inside of the card, I added a little greeting from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set!

Cloud Nine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all 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