Technique Tuesday: Adding A Scallop Ribbon Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s super simple! Check out this adorable scallop ribbon border on this card. The cool thing about this is that you can get 2 cards for every 5 inches of ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half!!!

Scallop Ribbon Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and perfect for making multiples!! The pack of Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper has so many great prints that would all work in this same color scheme.

I started with a card base of Pretty Peacock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the front and inside). Then, I cut the Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper into 4″ x 4″ squares. That means you can get 9 cards from 1 sheet of designer paper with no waste. YEAH!! I added Tear And Tape along the bottom of the designer paper and since it’s a perfect square it doesn’t matter where the bottom is. Then taking the Pretty Peacock Scallop Trim Ribbon, I cut it in half so I could get 2 cards for every piece. Press the half piece of ribbon into the Tear And Tape on the edge and trim off the extra on the ends.

Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After adding adhesive all around the other sides of the designer paper, it is then added to the Very Vanilla piece. Next, I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars Stamp Set in Celestial Copper Ink on the bottom. I am loving this shiny copper ink. With the coordinating Star Framelits, I die cut a star in Copper Foil Paper. You could also use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements! The Fine Tip Glue Pen is amazing for adhering delicate items like this.

Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this Scallop Ribbon Border 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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Little Miracle!!!

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Last week, I posted this sweet card for our neighbor. Oddly enough we just found out she is having a girl and I went with Rococo Rose for her card. 🙂 I have another little miracle baby card to share with you today! I’m just loving this set and the sweet images!

Little Miracle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While this card does have coloring, it is still a very quick card to create! Changing the colors a bit based on the gender or the recipient’s favorite color would be sure easy to do!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Balmy Blue and stamped the dots from the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set all around the edge. I stamped the dots in Balmy Blue for that subtle background look.

Then taking a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the pregnant girl in Basic Gray. I like using gray when I color because it’s a more subtle look rather than a bold outline. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored her in. Balmy Blue was used for her dress. Ivory for her skin tone and Bronze for her hair. The greeting was also stamped in Basic Gray. I layered this piece onto Soft Sea foam and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with some Basic Sequins!

If you would like to make this card, check out the supplies below. Also, let me know some fabulous color combinations that would be perfect for this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Surprise #2!!!

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So a few weeks ago, I said I had some exciting things! One of those was earning Maui! Surprise #2 is………

Surprise #2, www.LaurasStampPad.com

We are buying a house and moving!!!!! This is super exciting for us…..and very nerve-wracking! We had been looking for awhile and not finding anything even close to a possibility. A little 1 year old has quickly taken over our current house and I just didn’t think we could make it through Christmas. If we did, she was getting money for her piggy bank because we are out of room. 🙂

Then, a random Monday 3 weeks ago, I took Claire to the Splash Pad one afternoon and then stopped by Brad’s work for a quick visit on the way home. Brad mentioned a new house hitting the market that sounded amazing but there were no pictures. We went to see it that evening and put an offer on it the next morning. Wednesday afternoon the offer was accepted. And since then everything has gone that fast with appointments, paperwork, and chaos. I never know what day it even is anymore.

In 2 weeks, we will be closing and moving. Don’t worry if you are one of my local stampers……we are just moving to Edwardsville!!! The other exciting thing is that I will have the entire basement for my stamp room! Woot Woot! More details coming soon.

I would also like to throw it out there that my October classes at Laura’s Stamp Pad might be all over the place/not happening. There is also a chance that I won’t get a blog post up every day of the week, Monday – Friday! Please bare with me. Also, let me know what you would like to see in this fun and crazy process and I’ll share! You all know I’m super open about things and love to share!

Off to go pack some more and make sure Claire didn’t toss in her current snack. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

PS: Don’t forget the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale this Month!


Night Before Christmas Paper!!!

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We have a few months before it is the night before Christmas but this Night Before Christmas Paper is here now! There are other fun papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog which you can check out here and here!

Night Before Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is something for everyone in this pack of paper! Everything Christmas is here like lights, presents, reindeer, holly berries, Santa, and so much more! This paper is 6″ x 6″ so it’s easy to cut up and use for various different projects like cards, tags, gift packaging, and scrapbooking! There are also tons of sheets with basic prints like stars, stripes, plaid, etc so those are good to use all year long. That makes me super happy because the chances of using each sheet during the Holidays is slim so now I can use it later too!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Night Before Christmas Paper, 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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Pregnant???

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No, not me! My neighbor recently told us she was pregnant and of course we are super excited for them! I instantly had to make a fabulous card for them to congratulate them!

Pregnant, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this the cutest card ever?!?! I just love the simplicity of the women standing there with her belly bump! It’s perfect!

I started with a Rococo Rose card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the pregnant lady in the lower right corner. I used Basic Gray Ink because I like that more subtle look when I’m coloring. The image is from the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set. Using the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, I colored the lady’s dress. For her skin, I used Ivory Stampin’ Blends and Bronze for her hair!

Wonderful Moments Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once I was done coloring, I layered this piece onto a piece of Blushing Bride (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding it to the card front, I placed a piece of the Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon on the left. I just wrapped the ends to the back side and secured it before adding it to the card base.

For the greeting, I stamped it in Rococo Rose Ink onto scrap Whisper White. Then using the Timeless Label Punch and the Everyday Label Punch to punch out the greeting and layer it together. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish off the card, I added a few Faceted Gems!

Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I used one of the images in the stamp set to decorate! Simple yet fabulous, don’t you think?!?!? If you want to great this fabulous card for someone you know who is pregnant, check out the supplies listed below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Snow Much Fun!!!

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In January, we shall have snow much fun….but for now I’m holding onto Summer! 🙂 How about you? Do you love snow or summertime? While we are enjoying the Summer sun and Fall leaves changing, we can still play with snow in our crafting!!! Check out these cuties!!!

Snow Much Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the perfect kind of snowman because it comes out perfect no matter how much snow you get and you get to stay inside all warm!

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside of the card! Then I took a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper measuring 4″ long and as tall as you wish. I ripped the top side for a snowy slope look. TIP: Rip away from you for a cleaner look. Also, if you are struggling to rip it because of the thick plastic-y back, use you scissors to get it started. Place this on the Whisper White as a guide for where to stamp your snowman so he isn’t floating in the air.

Snowman Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The snowmen were stamped from the Snowman Season Stamp Set and in Basic Gray Ink for that more subtle look. For the bigger snowman, I stamped him onto scrap white and punched him out with the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the buttons (Pumpkin Pie) and nose (Basic Black). I added the punched out snowman to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit, I added some warm and cozy felt pieces. To spruce up the other snowman, I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the snowballs!

For the greeting at the top, I added a strip of Let It Snow Designer Paper and added the greeting from the Snowman Season Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Real Red and added some Holiday Rhinestones!

Heartwarming Memories, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I stamped the third snowman in the set in Basic Gray Ink. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored him in! I also added the greeting in Real Red Ink. All the images are from the Snowman Season Stamp Set! It’s such a cute set! I love it!!!

If you would like to make this card, check out the supply list below!

If you would like to watch me create this cute let it snow card, 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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Purple Monster!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s a new week and why not start it off with something super cute! This little purple monster is just the cutest thing ever. I know it is suppose to be creepy or scary but come on….it’s adorable! Don’t you think?

Purple Monster, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The instant I saw this little monster in the Boo To You Stamp Set, I had to have it. This little monster is perfect for kid cards, Halloween, and so much more! I pictured it in purple and orange right away. After creating this card, I thought a blue and green monster would be super cute too. What are some other color combinations??

I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate next to the card fold. TIP: There is a very thin plastic cover over the acetate to keep it shiny. Be sure to peel this off before adding to your project. Have no fear if you forget because I did 20 of these cards before I knew about it. It looks just as perfect! I tied some Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon around the card and into a knot. This helps smooth out the look between the acetate and the cardstock.

Monster Halloween Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the monster, I stamped him…or her…in Basic Gray Ink from the Boo To You Stamp Set. I like to use gray because it’s a lighter more subtle look for coloring. Using the Highland Heather and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the monster. Then I layered it onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the greeting, I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape from the Boo To You Stamp Set. After stamping it on Whisper White, I punched it out with the Timeless Label Punch and added it to the card front. I placed it on the right side and just trimmed off the excess. To finish it off, I added an orange rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestones Pack! It goes perfectly!

You still have plenty of time to make some of these Purple Monster cards for Halloween or even birthdays! Click the supplies below to get everything you need! Be sure to check out other fun stuff from the Holiday Mini Catalog by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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This Is Why…

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Happy Friday everyone! Today, I have lots of fabulous deals to share with you. First, I wanted to share with you why I do what I do. Why do I make handmade cards? Why am I a Stampin’ Up demonstrator? This is why…

this is why, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card right here brought tears to my eyes. My niece, Anna sent me this card and I love it. You may feel like you have seen this card before and you have. It was a card I shared a few months back and Anna attended one of my classes and made it! She loves coming to my classes and making cards. Of course that right there makes this Auntie super happy. Then to receive this card with those sweet sweet words. I love it! That right there is why I do what I do. The cards I send her mean a lot to her and this card means the world to me. Those smiles, those warm hearts, those thoughts that someone is thinking of you……that’s why I make and send cards.

I challenge you to send a card this weekend. You may think it isn’t pretty or there is a mistake but I PROMISE you that only you know of that mistake. I also promise you that it is wonderful and will make that person smile and feel loved. That is the whole reason we send cards anyway so do it!!!

Not only is the Holiday Mini Catalog finally out now but check this out! Stampin’ Up is having their Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale. One of the paper packs in this special is a Specialty Designer Series Paper ($14.50 value) so you can really enjoy the savings. Click here to shop the Designer Paper!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!! I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!

~Laura


Brightly Gleaming Paper!!!

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This Brightly Gleaming Paper is so stunning with the copper foil accents. I just love Night of Navy for Christmas time but I usually pair it with Silver. This copper has me converted and LOVING IT! It was time for something new and fresh anyway! 🙂

The one thing that I love the most about this paper is how one side of the paper has a more holiday pattern and the other side is basic. That means that this paper can be used for Christmas Cards and for all occasion cards throughout the year. This means I get to use it all up!!! I do have to say it is hard to pick the non-foil side because while it is pretty too, covering up the foil is hard! Do you struggle with using one side only to cover up the other side??? Let me know in the comments. I know I sure do!

I have started to play with this paper and it is lots of fun for elegant cards. Using the NEW Delicata Copper Ink makes it even more fabulous! Be sure to stock up on this for sure!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Brightly Gleaming Paper, 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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August 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I actually got my August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit complete and almost all used up! The day after it arrived I completed 3 gift bags to use right away!!! Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!

August 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these amazing?!?!?! I’m loving them so much! They are big enough to hold a small treat but not so big that you have to buy 3 bags of candy just to fill them. I put 6 Lindt Truffles in there and it was perfect! PS: Lindt truffles are sooooo amazing. I tried out Butter Pecan, Sea Salt, and Fudge Swirl and they are all heavenly!

The tags were super easy to put together and I love the greetings. I actually forgot the gold sequins on the first 3 bags so I have LOTS leftover. In fact, I have tons of goodie left over to make more tags for bags or to add to a card front. Look at all of this leftover goodie!

Paper Pumpkin leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The first gift bag went to a friend of mine who let me crash on her couch one night while I was attending a Stamp Event! Then I took in 2 bags for Claire’s teachers at the program she is attending 2 days a week. They loved it so much and the one teacher almost cried when I handed them over. That melted my heart and is exactly why I do what I do. Not that I want people to cry but I want to bring joy to others with my cards, gift bags, and homemade goodies. I have 3 left and lots of events coming up that I need a little thank you gift for!

Thankful for Family Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am not sure whether I need this for a friend or family member but I made a few tags for each. When it comes time to use it, all I have to do is pop off the Stampin’ Dimensional backs and stick it on. It’s perfect! I am just loving the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

If you love Halloween, you NEED to sign up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! It’s a spooky one! Click here to get signed up before the 10th of the month!!! If you would like to check out the September Kit from last year, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura