World Card Making Day 2018!!!

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Are you ready to celebrate World Card Making Day 2018??? Stampin’ Up has select card making items on sale this week only – October 1st – 7th!!!

World Card Making Day 2018, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let’s celebrate with Stampin’ Dimensionals ON SALE!!!! You bet your bottom dollar I will be stocking up on those. If you have been following me for a hot second, you know I love love love Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I’m also super excited about the fact that there are All Inclusive Card Kits on sale. These are awesome to give as gifts because they include everything you need to create the cards in the kit. Anyone could do these kits. Don’t forget about the Holidays coming up as well!

Check out all of the goodies on sale by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Diagonal Opening Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have  a fabulous technique to share. This one might not look cool at first but then when you open it you see the real magic. This diagonal opening card is super fun and the concept can be used for any occasion! Thank you to Margo Richardson for the amazing idea!

Diagonal Opening Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

At first, I started with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. I cut it diagonally from corner to corner using the Stampin’ Trimmer. Be sure to take out the scoring blade and then the cutting blade will be able to cut all the way to the ends. Also, I recommend starting in the middle and pushing out so you don’t crinkle the corner tips. Now that you have a giant triangle, it’s time to score. Score from the corner over to 5-1/2 and up at 4-1/4″. This will create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle in the corner and two triangle flaps to fold over as the front of the card!

Triangle Card, www.LaurasStamppad.com

Now that we have the card base complete, it’s time to decorate. For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and flower from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. The greeting was done in Pacific Point Ink and the flower was Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy Ink. On the left hand side, I added a little piece of the leftover designer paper after cutting for the front of the card!

Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the front of the card, I cut a piece of Pacific Point cardstock into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ rectangle and then I cut it diagonally from corner to corner. Making sure I had the piece positioned correctly for the card, I placed it into the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. There is only one way the paper can go on the card. These weird sized triangles make that part a little tricky. Using a piece of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, I cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and cut it diagonally as well. The greeting was stamped in Pacific Point Ink from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. I inked it up and then stamped three times without going back to the ink for that ombre look. This piece was layered on to a scallop square of Silver Foil Paper. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut it out. When placing the greeting on the front of the card, be sure to only add adhesive to the one corner/triangle so that it doesn’t seal the card closed! 🙂

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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Can’t Get Enough Copper!!!

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Gold and Silver have been around forever….or it seems to me…but Copper hasn’t and I’m in love lately. I just can’t get enough Copper!!! The Joyous Noel Suite from the Holiday Mini Catalog has lots of Copper!

Can't Get Enough Copper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The texture and shine on this card is just stunning!!! It’s also super easy too so this is a great card to make multiples for Christmas!

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand for my card base. Next I cut a piece of Copper Foil Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder. That is my favorite folder right now as well as the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. Also, I cut a piece of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper in a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece. Then I added these two pieces to the card front!

Copper & Merlot Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped the greeting in Merry Merlot Ink. The greeting is from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a bow made from the Merry Merlot and Copper Ribbon. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the card front. I love it!

Are you a big Copper fan? Or do you like Silver or Gold more? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Template For The Stamparatus!!!

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After posting the wreath card on Tuesday using the Stamping In The Round Technique, I had lots of people request a template tutorial! I’m always happy to help you all out so here it is – a template for the Stamparatus!!!

Template For The Stamparatus, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This template I created on Stampin’ Up Grid Paper but you can also use just a piece of printer paper like the one below. First up, I found the center from both sides and created that cross line in purple. Next, I took a scrap piece of paper in a square and placed it in the center. You can start with whatever size of square you would like. This square is the size of cardstock you will be stamping on for your project. The one above is a 3″ square down to a 2-1/4″ square. Trace the square centered and then rotate it into a diamond and trace again.

Square Template, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After you create the first square centered and in a diamond, trim off a 1/4″ from the top and one of the sides. Line up the square template in the center and trace along the edges. Keep going until you have the smallest square you need.

That is how I created the template. I’m thinking I will laminate this so that it is protected from ink or ripping and I can use it over and over again. Check out the wreath card that I created using this template here! Also, stay tuned as I have another fabulous sample coming soon!

If you would like to see this all in action and what the template looks like, 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


Comfort & Joy!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Comfort & Joy….those are 2 things we all need in our lives especially during the Holiday Season. Sometimes I feel like we get all into the hustle and bustle of it and then we don’t enjoy it. This year I wish you all the comfort and joy!!! Get a head start on your cards now and work on them just a little bit each night or each weekend. You will be done in no time and not feel stressed about it all!

Comfort and Joy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is really easy to create and with a few simple steps you can recreate it and have yours done in no time! I’ll list the steps to create this into batches so you can do one step each time you have a moment to create.

  1. Create Whisper White card bases measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and fold in half.
  2. Cut Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (or paper of your choice) into 4″ x 5-1/4″ rectangles. Add this to the front of the card bases.
  3. Cut Garden Green cardstock into 2″ x 5-1/4″ rectangles. Add this to the front of the card in the center.
  4. Cut 3 Whisper White pieces as follows: two 1-1/2″ squares and one 2″ x 1-1/2″ rectangle.
  5. On the rectangle, stamp the greeting from the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink.
  6. One the squares, stamp the poinsettia flower from the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set in Real Red Ink.
  7. Add these to the card front by adding the squares on either side flush with the edge. Then place the greeting in the middle. This works best for spacing.
  8. Finish off the card with some bling in the centers. I used the Frost & Clear Epoxy Droplets. Before placing them on the card front, I added the yellow with a Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker!

Colored Epoxy Droplets, www.LaurasStampPad.com

In 8 simple steps, you can have lots of these cards created. I have listed the supplies below so you can get started! The Dashing Along Designer Paper is FREE this month only for orders (or parties) of $250 or more. See if your friends need to order some goodies and combine them together to earn this for FREE or stock on some basics for another project.

Spread comfort and joy this season!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Stamping-In-The-Round!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! Today, I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! I am showing off the Stamping-In-The-Round Technique with the Stamparatus!!! Some techniques like watercoloring come out different each time but this is one that comes out the same each time and  it’s fabulous!!! I got this technique from fellow stamper Joanne Cantrell.

Stampin-In-The-Round, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just so fabulous and rather easy to create. I love the added bling with the Glimmer Paper. 🙂

I started with a Smoky Slate card base and added a piece of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Pack. The Glimmer Paper measures 2″ x 5-1/2″. Next, I took a Mossy Meadow 3-1/2″ square and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. After placing that down, I knew where I could stamp the greeting. I used Merry Merlot Ink and the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set.

Peaceful Noel Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that fabulous wreath that I created using the Stamparatus. First I created a template with squares and diamonds in a 3″ square. I placed the Whisper White 3″ square on the template and then placed the greenery piece from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set on the edge. This is the start of the wreath. Using Mossy Meadow Ink, I stamped the first greenery piece. Then I rotated the square to the diamond template and stamped again. Continue rotating around and around until your wreath is complete. Next, I added a few holly berries in Merry Merlot. I found that it looked best to stamp them off to the side (on the white) so they would show up better. I added this to the card front and then tied a bow using the Copper & Merry Merlot Ribbon. Using Mini Glue Dots, I adhered the bow to the card front!

This technique is super handy for lots of different stamped images on corners or in a circle.

If you would like to see this all in action and what the template looks like, 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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Eeeek It’s Halloween…..Well Not Yet!!!

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Happy Monday!!!! Eeeek It’s Halloween!!! Okay, not today but it sure is coming upon us fast. This is the last week of September and of course I can’t share Halloween samples with you on the day….it’s too late by then! So I’m sharing this one early!!!
Eeeek It's Halloween, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so if you have been following me for awhile, you probably know I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I easily get scared and I just don’t feel like growing up it was that big of a holiday so I’m just sort of meh about it! It seems people are either SUPER in love with Halloween or in the same boat with me! Which one are you??? Let me know in the comment below!

Since I’m not a huge fan, I bought the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog and that’s it! I have created a few fun cards using that cute paper because after all I do still need a few Halloween Cards. Paper Pumpkin is my other savior because it always has goodies for the holidays. In fact, this greeting is from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit! I love it and might just use it again next year! 🙂

I started off with a Whisper White card base. Then I cut the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper into 2″ x 2-5/8″ rectangles. That is 2-1/2 and then 2 more little marks past. LOL Normally, I don’t do eighths but sometimes it’s required. These rectangles were placed using with opposites patterns. You could always recreate this card using the back sides of both pieces for another fun look. It’s always fun when you have options with both sides! Next, I added some of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the top and tied it into a knot. Have you seen this ribbon? It is stunning…bling bling!!!

For the greeting, I stamped it from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit in Gorgeous Grape and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. Then I punched out another one in Pumpkin Pie. Cut the Pumpkin Pie one in half and add one half to the left side of the greeting peaking out as far as you wish. Then add the other half to the other side. This gives a fabulous layered look! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

This card is super simple and could be used with lots of different papers and greetings! I hope you enjoyed it and have an idea for getting your Halloween cards ready to go early this year!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Galvanized Metallic & Tin Tile!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Yesterday, I shared the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and all the cool looks with foil paper. Today, I’m sharing a sample I created using the Galvanized Metallic & Tin Tile Folder!!!

Galvanized Metallic & Tin Tile, www.LaurasStampPad.com

That Galvanized Metallic Paper goes together so well with Rich Razzleberry, don’t you think??? I love it!!!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Then I cut a piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper (4″ x 3″) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. I just love how detailed and fabulous that folder is. Check out yesterday’s post to see more on this folder. Also, I cut a piece of the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″). Next, I added these to the card front, overlapping them in the center. You can decide which one you want to show more.

So Grateful For You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I started by adding some Tear And Tape all along the overlap of the papers. Then, I pressed some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon into it and trimmed the ends flush with the edge of the cardstock. Normally I wrap the ribbon around to the back but I thought I would try something new this time since this ribbon is a little more bulky and I didn’t want it to cause a bump.

The greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry from the Country Home Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched it out and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a smooth look over the ribbon and they press into the embossed image better. To finish it off, I added some Frosted Epoxy Droplets to the ends. The frosted look goes well with the rustic paper! It’s just perfect!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m super excited because it’s our Annual Family Reunion and I just love weekends full of family time!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Tin Tile Embossing Folder!!!

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Oh my goodness, my favorite product by far in the Holiday Mini Catalog is the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. It is just stunning on a project and looks amazing with foils!

Tin Tile Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The intricate details in the folder are just amazing! I love all the texture and the elegant look! To me, this folder was meant to be for foil papers!!! It’s just stunning! As you can see I used different foils in the photo above. I even used this new Galvanized Metallic Paper!!! It’s like the perfect brushed silver look.

Copper & Champagne, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then I had some fun adding some black ink with a Sponge Dauber for a more rustic look. I really like the look on some of the foils and not so much on others.

Galvanized Metallic, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Galvanized Metallic looks super cool since it has that rustic look and a less shine and glitz.

Silver & Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I kinda love this technique a bit! Of course some of them are darker and others are lighter. I simply rubbed some black on very quickly. I could always go back and add more or keep it light and dark for a more rustic look! Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below!

Check back tomorrow to see a sample using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder!!! Don’t have this folder in your collection yet, click the photo below to get 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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Pitcher of Flowers!!!

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While I love a vase of flowers, it’s always fun to mix up the container every now and again. This gorgeous pitcher of flowers is just stunning!!!

Pitcher of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The flowers so all the work for this simple card. While coloring takes a little bit of time, this card is super simple otherwise. You could always stamp a few of these and color a few evenings while watching TV and then assemble them all one of the evenings. I used basic colors for the base so that the flowers could be just about any color. This makes it easy to mix it up!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I added a layer of the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/2″). For the focal point, I stamped the pitcher and flowers in Memento Black Ink and colors using the Stampin’ Blends! I am soooooo proud of myself for how this turned out. Stampin’ Blends really make you feel like an artist! Trust me, I am not an artist at all. That little swatch for the shadow is just that…..a little swatch…but it looks amazing!  I used Light Crumb Cake for the shadow. The other colors I used were Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay for the pitcher. The cattails were done in Bronze. I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive for the greenery and artichoke. Isn’t that what that is??? Let me know in the comments below if it’s not! Daffodil Delight was used for the little beady things.

Creating a Shadow with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For a little more fun, I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners before adding it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little greeting on the bottom was stamped with the Country Home Stamp Set too! I stamped it onto Bermuda Bay and then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. After adhering it on the card, I trimmed off the right hand edge.

Coloring with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are a few of the samples from those in my classes. I just love the different color combinations everyone used! Which one is your favorite?

Click the supplies below so you can color this fabulous pitcher with flowers!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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