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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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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Frilly & Fancy Free!!!

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I never did get these fabulous samples posted last month showcasing the Blended Seasons Bundle. Today, I’m sharing them because they are just fabulous, frilly & fancy free!!!! Those that have this bundle can create these exactly and those who missed out on this amazing bundle can always use the card concept with other stamps and framelits!

Frilly & Fancy Free, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this color combination – Gorgeous Grape & Soft Sea Foam! 🙂 The simple details and texture from the die cuts make it quick and fabulous!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base and stamped the greenery all over the background using the Blended Seasons Stamp Set. Next, I die cut the labels from the Stitched Seasons Framelits in Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White. Be sure to save the frames for another project!!! On the Whisper White label, I stamped the greeting in Gorgeous Grape and added the die cut filigree images. The Fine Tip Glue Pen works amazing for adhering those. When I layered these labels, I added the grape one flat. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the white one and stuck some die cut greenery on there as well.

Using the Negative Die Cut, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was created very similar but I used the Gorgeous Grape frame from the card above rather than another die cut label. For the center Whisper White label, I stamped the greeting lower and added a die cut bow from the same Stitched Seasons Framelits Set. For some more texture, I put loops of Metallic Silver Thread behind the white label securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Die Cuts & Negatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite – the bow card on the left or the filigree and greenery on the right? Let me know in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


You Are My Sunshine!!!

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You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine! Are you singing it too or is that just me? This greeting is perfect for this beautiful butterfly card! It is so bright and cheerful!

You Are My Sunshine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Blue and yellow go so well together, don’t you think?? I love these colors – Pacific Point and Pineapple Punch!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Pacific  Point (4″ x 5-1/4″) and embossed the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Framelits. This is a framelit that I used to emboss with the Embossing Mat. Check out this post and this post on how to emboss with framelits. Also, I die cut a full butterfly in Pineapple Punch. Don’t layer this onto your card front just yet because we need to do that greeting and wrap the ribbon around to the back.

Layered Punches, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I used a few different punches. First, I punched out a white label with the Pretty Label Punch. Next, I punched out a 1-1/2″ Circle Punch in Pacific Point. Then I stamped the greeting from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set in Pineapple Punch and punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. For the layering, I added them all together with regular Snail Adhesive. For those little ribbon slider holes, I used the Detailed Trio Punch. In order to line it up in the correct spot, I punched out a scrap one, placed it in the desired spot and pressed with my scissors to make a mark. Then I slid it into the Detailed Trio Punch and punched the hole. I did that on both sides and slid the ribbon through securing it on the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added this to the bottom of the embossed Pacific Point piece. Wrap the ends of the ribbon to the back and add this piece to the card front!

Impressed Butterfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time to finish off with that die cut butterfly. I suggest putting this on last so that you don’t put it too low and in the way of your greeting. Using Mini Glue Dots, I adhered it and then added a few Rhinestones down the center for some bling! I love it! This is a great card to have on hand to brighten someone’s day.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Embossing With Framelits!!!

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Yesterday, I shared some embossing with framelits as well as a card using the label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Check that out here! Today, I’m sharing another card embossed with framelits and I’m using the outline/negative of the label I die cut.Embossing with Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Coastal Cabana measuring 4″ x  5-1/4″ and embossed the floral image from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. I added it to the top and bottom for a nice border around the greeting!

Framelit Embossing Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the layers for embossing with a framelit: Big Shot Platform (no tabs), White Impressions Pad, Blue Silicone Mat, Cardstock, Die with the blade facing the cardstock, and then a clear Big Shot Cutting Pad. Simple and yet such a fabulous look!

I added this to the card front and tied some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon along the spine of the card. For the greeting, I used the outline/negative image from the label I cut out for this card. Simply place the outline in the middle where you would like it to be, stamp the greeting in the center and then adhere the outline with Stampin’ Dimensionals. If you add the outline with the dimensionals first, the stamped image won’t be as easy to place without making a mess. The greeting I used is from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set and I used Coastal Cabana Ink. I finished off the card with some Rhinestones for bling! I’m really loving Rhinestones in all of my cards lately.

Do you find that you really love a product and grab for every time you are crafting but yet it changes all the time too? I use to using embossing folders on every card and then I just quit. Now I’m back to it and loving it. I use to use Pearls and Rhinestones on every card and then I started using other embellishments….now I’m back to using them! I find that super interesting. Let me know yours in the comments below!!!

Also, if you would like to see a video tutorial on this, check that out here! If you would like to purchase any supplies used, click the links below! The Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available this month while supplies last so don’t delay!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share!!! Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die is the technique!!!! Today, I’m sharing one of the cards but be sure to come back tomorrow to see the other one!!! I love this because we all know time is precious so getting 2 pieces with one crank through the Big Shot is fabulous!!!

Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple to create but has that amazing WOW factor with the embossed floral image. I used the Springtime Impressions Dies for that image. Yes, I used a framelit to emboss! How cool is that???? With the Big Shot Embossing Mats, you can now get more use out of your framelits because now you can emboss with them as well. WOWZA!!!! Then, there is also the creating 2 cards with 1 die part for this card. I love it!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Highland Heather measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I took a piece of Gorgeous Grape and ran it through the Big Shot with the Embossing Mat and the Springtime Impressions Die.

Embossing with Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the layers for embossing with a framelit: Big Shot Platform (no tabs), White Impressions Pad, Blue Silicone Mat, Cardstock, Die with the blade facing the cardstock, and then a clear Big Shot Cutting Pad. I have found that using a newer pad works best because it doesn’t have the cutting groves in it and it isn’t curled. It’s always good to have a nice flat one available for embossing!!!

Now I have that fabulous focal point to adhere to the front of my card! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Stitched Seasons Framelits. I used the label for this card and saved the negative (outside piece) for the card I’m showing off tomorrow! Two fabulous card pieces with just 1 crank through the Big Shot and 1 die. The Stitched Seasons Framelits are super fabulous for that reason! Remember you can only get them this month! Click the photo below to order yours today!

Kindness Changes Everything, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the greeting from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set (coordinates and Bundle & Save 10% with the Springtime Impressions Framelits), I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished off the card with Rhinestones. Simple and yet fabulous with that beautiful floral embossing. I love it!!!

To purchase any of the items used, click the photos below! Don’t forget the Stitched Seasons Framelits are available this month only!

Check out the Video Tutorial for creating 2 cards with 1 die below or click here to see this all in action! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Copper Leaves!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This has been one heck of a busy week and it’s only Wednesday! Seeing all the back to school photos is making my head spin….how is it that time of year already?!?!

Copper Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really struggled with this card and all of the different options. Did I like the Copper Foil with the rustic Copper Trim? Did I want to color in the leaves or leave them alone? Was the greeting piece to plain or too much?

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Cajun Craze measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the leaves from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Using the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, I colored in a few leaves with the Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Pencils.

Texture & Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut out a label with the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. (Save back the outline/negative to use for another project like this one.) On the back of the label, I placed some pieces of the Copper Trim on the edge and secured them in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the center greeting, I took a scrap strip of Very Vanilla and slide in the back of the Pretty Label Punch to get those rounded edges. Next, I stamped the greeting from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Now that I know how long my greeting piece needs to be, I slide the other end into the punch and rounded those corners as well. This is just another fun way to use your punches on different sized greetings. I die cut out the Copper Foil leaves with the Stitched Seasons Framelits and added those around the center greeting!

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available this month (August) and while supplies last so don’t wait long. You can check out more samples using it here and here! Click the photos below to shop for the items used in this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Trees & Leaves for Any Occasion!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Today, I wanted to share with you this simple card that can be used for so many different occasions with just a switch of the greeting!!! These trees & leaves for any occasion make the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set so versatile.

Trees & Leaves for Any Occasion, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was not my original idea. I got this from the talented, Cindy Murphy and just fell in love and had to recreate it. Thank you so much for the amazing idea!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the leaves from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set. The large leaf was stamped in Mint Macaron and the 3 leaf set was stamped in Tranquil Tide. The other leaf was stamped in Soft Suede and I did it a few times to get various shades of that leaf and not have all of them so dark. After adding this to the card front, I ran a little strip of Snail Adhesive down the center and stuck the Burlap Ribbon over top. Don’t worry if it’s not super stuck on there because the focal point will also hold it on.

Textured Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point, I die cut out a Soft Suede circle using the Layering Circles Framelits and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I made sure they went over the ribbon to hold it in place as well. Next, I stamped the tree stump from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink onto scrap white and fussy cut it out. It was really easy to cut out since it’s fairly round but not perfectly so no worries if you are a bit off. I stamped the greeting in Tranquil Tide Ink.

Before adding this piece to the card front, I die cut and embossed the leaves using the coordinating Nature’s Root Framelits. These are super cool because you can get so much out of this set. First, I die cut the leaves with the outline image in Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake. Then I laid the coordinating embossing piece over the leaf and ran it back through the Big Shot to emboss it. To make sure it doesn’t move on you, simply place a Post It Note over the top or a piece of Washi Tape. Simple and fabulous for adding texture to your project. I added those to the lower left of the circle and then placed the greeting on top!

What would you use this card for – birthday, thinking of you, thank you??? It does make a fabulous man card which I really struggle with so I might make up some more for birthday cards!! Let me know what you think in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Tufted Embossing Folder Tip!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I have a super cool Tufted Embossing Folder Tip! When I realized this cool little tip, I was super excited….maybe too excited! It’s the little things in life! 🙂

Tufted Embossing Folder Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When I was using the Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create a card, I noticed this line! At the bottom of the folder, there is a line straight across. If you line up your cardstock with that line, your embossed image will be straight on your cardstock. How cool is that?!?!?! MIND BLOWN! This little line made it really easy and quick to pop in the cardstock and go.

Simply place the cardstock into the folder. Line up the edge of it with that line and squeeze the folder on the other end. This will hold the cardstock in place as you pull your fingers out. Place it in the Big Shot and crank crank crank! Since this is one of the Textured Impressions Folder, the layers are as follows:

Multi-Purpose Platform – if it is the older style with the hinges, open up Tab #2. If it is the newer style, leave off the Adapter layer.

Embossing Folder with cardstock inside

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

I hope you found this super helpful!! Let me know if you get excited by the little things like this! Also, let me know if you have found little tricks to your favorite stamping tools. I would love to hear them!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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