Technique Tuesday-Layering the Eastern Palace Suite!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s technique is all about laying the Eastern Palace Suite!!! I used the Eastern Medallion Framelits, Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, and Gold Vinyl Stickers for this amazing card! Isn’t it beautiful?!?!

Layering Eastern Palace Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The layers and details of this card just give such a WOW factor. I know this isn’t a card I would make every day for every occasion. It’s always fun to go above and beyond for that one special card sometimes. Let’s get started!

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base and layered on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) and die cut out the circle in the upper left corner. I used the small circle and the next layer up circle from the Eastern Medallion Framelits. There are lots of different cut out creations you can make. Then I stamped the circle from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) in Fresh Fig Ink. Now it’s time to put on the Gold Vinyl Sticker. The sticker will fall off on the left side and maybe the top depending on where the die cuts were placed. It’s important to do these layers in this order because otherwise this happens…..

A Note for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Notice how the stamped circle is messy and missing a portion on the left hand side, that’s because I stamped after the sticker. The circle fits like just perfectly or doesn’t fit just perfectly so stamping afterwards is not a good deal. Some of the stamped image went onto the sticker and then just smeared off. By stamping first, it is underneath the sticker and peaks through perfectly no matter what! I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set after adding the sticker so I knew it would be placed at the edge of the image!

Now it is time to assemble! I layered the stamped vanilla piece onto a piece of Tranquil Tide (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) flush with the upper left corner with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The dimensionals give that nice little peekaboo for the die cut potion. Next, I layered this onto the card base, again placing it flush with the upper left corner. To finish off the card, I tied some Vanilla Baker’s Twine around the card and added 2 of the Mini Tassels.

Gold Vinyl Inside, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I didn’t want to waste that little piece of Gold Vinyl Sticker that I trimmed off. I placed it on the inside of the card for a little decoration piece! I love it!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday! Also, check out more samples using the Eastern Palace Bundle here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


PART 2: Hello Friend Daisy Card!!!

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I just love flowers and I think this Hello Friend Daisy Card fits the bill perfectly!!! This is the Part 2 to last weeks Two In One Daisy Card! You can check that out here!

Hello Friend Daisy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.comIsn’t this just heaven for all my flower lovers out there??? I love it and those soft colors of Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral are amazing!!!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base and layered on a piece of Wisteria Wonder (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) and layered it on top. This paper is where I got my color combination inspiration. Now for the greeting, I die cut a square using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot. These are some of my favorite framelits because that added texture of the stitch gives your project so much more WOW! I love them!

I stamped the greeting from the Wood Words Stamp Set because I needed a small but bold greeting. This one was perfect. I stamped the flowers from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. These are 2-step stamping flowers so I was able to add different colors. I used Old Olive Ink for the greenery and Wisteria Wonder Ink for the flowers. I added in some Tranquil Tide greenery on another card I created and liked that look as well.

Now it’s time to build onto the card front. I added the stamped square to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then for the large daisy flower, I used the one stamped and punched from the other card I made. I stamped and punched one more daisy out to layer them together. I used Calypso Coral Ink and the Daisy Punch. Next, I add the Daisy to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals too, making sure it is right next to but not on top of the greeting piece.

Now you have 2 amazing cards and using up all of the pieces. Don’t forget you can check out the Video Tutorial on both of these cards here! May no scrap, punched image, or piece of ribbon go to waste!!! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Masculine Card Using Eastern Beauty Stamp Set!!!

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I feel like saying I made a masculine card using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set is like an oxymoron. This card is super fabulous and that set is so much fun and versatile! Check out other samples using this set here, here, and here!Masculine Card Using Eastern Beauty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Man cards are fun to make using Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim Ink! I am loving this look!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a strip of Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″). This is a great measurement because it uses up an entire sheet of 12″ x 12″ Paper. You can make 18 of these cards with 1 sheet! Now for adding the Linen Thread, I wrapped it around three times and tied it into a knot. If you would like to do a bow, you can or you can place the knot under the greeting so it looks more seamless. I stamped a few of the diamond images from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. Then I added this piece of the card base!

For the greeting, I stamped the circle in in Dapper Denim Ink and the greeting in Tranquil Tide Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. All of these are from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set! Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I die cut out the greeting and die cut a scallop circle in Tranquil Tide. Next, I layered the two together and added them to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This adds some texture and since it’s over the top of the thread it lays flatter. All done!

I really struggle with Man cards because I love flowers and pink and bling. I get super excited when I come up with an awesome man card style! This card will be easy to make multiples of quickly!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Creating an Open Shutter Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s amazing technique is all about creating an open shutter card. The greeting just pop out behind the camera shutter look as you open it up! Check it out below and be sure to watch the Video Tutorial to see in all in action!!Creating Open Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so you thought I would show the amazing WOW factor in this first picture, huh? Did you scroll down and check it out??? That’s okay I would have too! let’s get started on this beauty! I got the idea for this card from Frenchie Martin who is amazing! Thank you for this great card idea!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored  it at 2-1/8″ x 6-3/8″ for the gate fold! For the front panels, I cut 2 piece of Night of Navy measuring 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″. Then I layered on some of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper measuring 5″ x 1-5/8″. The belly band  that wraps around the card is Night of Navy measuring 1″ x 11″. I didn’t actually score it but instead just wrapped it around the card and pressed on the edges. Then I unwrapped it and used a Bone Folder on the creases. This works best I think because otherwise it seems mine is too tight or too loose. Next, I used Tear And Tape to secure the belly band because it’s a nice strong adhesive. I cut the end into banner tips for a little fun texture! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3/4″ x 4″) and stamped the greeting from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. I added the banner tips  on the right and secured it to the belly band, cutting off any extra on the left hand side.

Half Open Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it’s time for the amazing inside of the card – the Open Shutter part! I cut 2 pieces of Daffodil Delight cardstock measuring 4″ x 3-1/2″ and scoring 1/2″ in along the 4″ side. This creates the little tab to adhere the shutter pieces. On the opposite side of the score line, measuring half way up (half of 3-1/2″ is 1-3/4″) put a dot with a pen. Then measuring 2″ in, place another dot. This is so you know how far in to cut your banner tips. I cut from the corner to that 2″ in dot. After doing one of them, I just placed  it over the other one as a template. The less measuring the better, right? 🙂 Now the shutter pieces are ready!

Open Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it beautiful?!?!?! Now that we created the shutter pieces, it’s time to do that middle piece. I took a piece of Whisper White (3″ x 5-1/2″) and layered on some Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″) before die cutting a 2-1/2″ circle out of it. I used the Layering Circles Framelits but you could use a punch too! Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals along the very top and very bottom of the piece and placed it in the center of the card. The dimensionals lift up this piece so the shutter can slide underneath! Now for adding the shutter pieces, I put Tear And Tape all along the 1/2″ tab, slide the left on under the daisy piece. With it lined up flush with the score line/fold in the card and centered up and down, I closed the left panel of the card. This will then grab onto that adhesive and secure the left shutter. For the right side, I did the same thing but there are a few tips.

Be sure that your banner tips are both under the left side banner tips. They can’t be one up/one down or it won’t close correctly. Another tip is to be sure that the banner tips aren’t peaking out on the left side because it is uneven. They should be hiding perfectly below the left side.

Now that the shutter is complete, I opened up the card completely and stamped the greeting! I used the coordinating greeting from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in the center! It is best to stamp this after creating the shutter so that you are sure it will fit and peak out in the right spot.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. You won’t want to miss Thursday’s video!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Berry Burst and Gold Were Made For Each Other!!!

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Okay so I know I love pink so Berry Burst makes me happy but I really think Berry Burst and Gold were made for each other! I’m also more of a silver girl that gold too but this card is just stunning!!! 🙂

Berry Burst and Gold Were Made For Each Other, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning?!?! It is super simple to create too which is just icing on the cake….cupcake! Let’s get started on this beauty!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I took a piece of Berry Burst measuring 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and die cut the flower image from the Eastern Medallion Framelits in the center. Then I placed one of the flowers from the Gold Vinyl Stickers pack in the center. One other thing that I did before layering this onto the Gold Foil was pop each of the petals forward. Of course this will lay flat again once they are in an envelope but this helps make them shine a bit more! Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped up this layer on Gold Foil Paper measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Next, I added this to the card base centered at the top!

For the greeting, I really struggled with popping it up and going all out or doing something simple. I went with simple and I like it! I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink. The card did need a little more than just that greeting so I added some more Gold Vinyl Stickers. Gold Enamel Shapes would probably look fabulous as well!

This card is simple and stunning! I just love the colors and texture! What color combination do you like to use with Gold? Or Silver? Let me know in the comments below! I love Silver and Navy!

Don’t forget about the Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers for all online order this week using the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH. This offer ends on Friday! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Medallions for Father’s Day!!!

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Happy Monday!! I had a wonderful weekend with the girls in Paris and sharing the New Catalog with them! I also spent time with Family! It couldn’t have been a better weekend! With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time to get those cards ready. I created this Medallion card that is perfect for Father’s Day!

Medallions Fathers Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous, Patty Bennett! I fell in love and just had to recreated it using the Eastern Palace Suite!

Starting with a Whisper White card base, I layered on a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper in Old Olive. The paper is cut to 5-1/2″ x 4″ and I placed it onto the card front where it meets side to side but has a border on the top and bottom! Now for the focal point, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 5″ x 4″ and die cut out some medallions with the Eastern Medallion Framelits. Be sure that you leave room for your greeting and don’t go too close to the edge. I used both the solid circle and layering circle for both of these so a total of 4 framelits. They all went through the Big Shot at once but if you find that they are moving, just place a post-it note over the top to secure them in place!

Now it’s time for stamping! I stamped the 3 styles of circles and greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink! Don’t forget that you can bundle the stamp set and framelits together and save 10%. I thought the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Set was perfect for Father’s Day! Then I stamped the actual greeting for Father’s Day on the inside with the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.

Fathers Day Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The little strip on the inside of the card was leftover from the front. Since the paper stack is 6″ x 6″ and I only used 5-1/2″ x 4″ so that little 1/2″ strip was used on the inside. I probably would have tossed that little piece so this way it adds a little to the inside of the card! Finally to finish off the card, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots in Old Olive. I know that glitter is not normally manly but it totally goes with this card so I think it works! 🙂 Right?

This style of card is perfect for any color you have on hand or your favorite color. What color would you use for your card like this?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Top 5 Must Haves From the New Catalog!!!

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Today, I thought I would share my Top 5 Must Haves from the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Okay this is going to be really tough to pick just 5 but here we go!

Top 5 Must Haves New Catalog, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So the first 3 items are ones that I have already and can’t seem to stop playing with! They are…

The 5 NEW 2017-2019 In-Color Ink Pads  ~ My favorites are the Berry Burst because I love PINK! Also, Lemon Lime Twist because it’s bright and perfect for summer months! When you purchase them as a bundle, you save $5.00 which is almost like getting one ink pad for free!!!

The Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack  ~  This paper is so fabulous and easy to use on any projects! I am on my 3rd pack already! The colors include Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Dapper Denim. The ombre look is my favorite in each color!

The Colorful Seasons Bundle  ~  This bundle includes the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Framelits which are both amazing! Of course when you purchase them together in the bundle, you will save 10%! Woot Woot! The amazing greetings in a beautiful scroll font make me super happy. Also, I love all of the images for each season. Check out my beach scene card here! Doesn’t that look so relaxing?

Now for the other 2 items on my list, these I ordered just yesterday so they haven’t arrived yet but I’m super excited!

Ribbon of Courage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Ribbon of Courage Bundle  ~  This bundle includes the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set and Support Ribbon Framelits. This set really drew me in because of the amazing greetings, the flower, and the ribbon! I think this set will be perfect for so many different occasions and I can’t wait to play with it!

Mini Stampin Dimensionals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  ~  Okay, come on, you all knew these would make the list! Aren’t they the cutest thing you have ever seen? I can’t wait till they arrive! I love Stampin’ Dimensionals and use them on almost every project. Now I will have minis to use on smaller pieces! Woot Woot!

Are these some of your favorites? What is on your Wish List? Don’t forget that if you use the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH and you will earn Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday-Creating a Perfect Beach Scene!

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Happy Tuesday…..but feels like Monday! Today I’m sharing with you this amazing technique of creating a perfect beach scene! I am using the NEW Colorful Seasons Bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog which comes out on Thursday!!!!! Woot Woot! I so can’t wait!!!

Creating a Perfect Beach Scene, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How amazing is this card?!?!?! I just love it for that amazing greeting, the calming blues, and the relaxing chairs. Can you feel the sun on your face or cool ocean breeze just looking at this card? I think I can! Let’s get started on how I created it!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered a piece of the ombre Dapper Denim from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack onto some Dapper Denim cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I stamped the greeting, Just Breath from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Dapper Denim. That greeting is just amazing. I added this to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little pop!

Creating Sand, www.Laurasstamppad.com

Now for creating a perfect beach scene, it’s time to make the sand. I took a piece of Crumb Cake (2″ x 5-1/8″) and placed it in a box to spritz. Spritzing can be messy so I use a box on it’s side to spritz into. I place the cardstock laying down flat (on the side of the box since it’s sideways). Using a Spritzer with alcohol and Chocolate Chip Re-Inker, I spritzed the bottom of the box, allowing the spray of it to drop down onto the Crumb Cake. This way the cardstock just has little dots of ink all over and not a direct splatter of ink. Also, another BIG TIP is be sure to use an alcohol of 70 proof or less. If it is higher, it will start to break down the plastic in the spritzer and it will clog.

After spritzing, I ripped the Crumb Cake in half and layered it together on the bottom of the card front. Those amazing adirondack chairs are from the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelit. I die cut them in Whisper White and added them to the card front with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I put the adhesive on the bottom rectangle piece as well as the arms of the chair. This allows the top of the chair to pop out a bit since it isn’t secured down and it looks more 3D! I just love it!!!

Just Breathe, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another version of the same card but fewer layers. This is the simple version and the stepped up version is at the top! For this card, I used a Soft Sky card base and stamped directly onto it. Then I added the sand and chairs below. Which card do you prefer – the simple or stepped up?

If you would like to see it all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!

Get ready for the NEW catalog on June 1st! It’s so fabulous!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Creating a Belly Band with the So Detailed Thinlits!!!

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Today, we are creating a belly band!!! Using the So Detailed Thinlits, you can make a belly band or just a focal point on the front of your card! You may remember me showing off this card here which is just the focal point! Today, I’m showing you the belly band!

Creating a Belly Band, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can see how both of these cards look fairly similar. The card on the left is the one I posted before with the band across the front only. The card on the right has the belly band sitting on top. It will slide over the card securing it closed. The recipient would slide off the belly band and open the card.

I started with a Soft Sky card base and added a piece of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper to the front! Using the flowers from the So In Love Stamp Set, I stamped a few onto the designer paper all over the card front. I used Soft Sky Ink. I did more little flowers on this card since the focal point will be slid off when the open the card. Next, I die cut the little belly band in Very Vanilla with the So Detailed Thinlit Dies. I, also, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 1-3/8″ x 4-1/4″. Using my score blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer, I scored the tabs on the die cut piece to make it easier to fold them back. You can always use a ruler and Bone Folder or just bend them back. Next, I added Tear & Tape to the tabs and placed it on the rectangle vanilla piece. A few tips is that you want to make sure your belly band fits your card. One way to make sure is to adhere it together while it is on the card or just make sure there is extra room on both sides.

Belly Band, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the coordinating So In Love Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in the center of the belly band. Then I finished off the card with a bow using the 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. I adhered to the card using Mini Glue Dots!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Baby Bear Peek-A-Boo Glimmer!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I have a fabulous technique to share with you – Baby Bear Peek-A-Boo Glimmer greeting!!!

Baby Bear Peek-A-Boo Glimmer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t he precious….or she?!?!?! That little teddy just looks so real with the 3 step stamping images. You can always do a blue card base and silver glimmer paper or even yellow for gender neutral! I just think this card has such a WOW factor to it!

I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut the congrats greeting out of the top with the Sunshine Wishes Framelits! Now, before adhering it to the card front, I stamped little Baby Bear on there. Since this is a 3-step stamping technique, I stamped the solid  image in Crumb Cake Ink (stamped off once). I stamped image #2 in Crumb Cake (full strength). Finally, the #3 image was stamped in full strength Tip Top Taupe Ink. A few tips for this 3-step stamping, be sure to ink it up well and press firmly all around the image since it is a larger image. When stamping, I always looked to line up that little rounded bum and the ears. If I had those 2 points lined up, I was golden. Another tip is that if you think you are right on top of the image and need to move down a bit, stay exactly where you are and it will be perfect. It’s when I think I need to go down a bit that I end up off a bit. You got this!

Baby Bear, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that Baby Bear is stamped, it is time to add this to the card front! I used a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper that was big enough to cover the greeting. This could vary depending on your greeting of choice. Next, I added adhesive to the back side of the glimmer and placed it behind the greeting (glimmer side up). Then I placed this piece onto my card front with the vanilla piece centered all around. Press over the greeting/glimmer paper so that the adhesive sticks. Now I know that my glimmer paper is in the correct spot. Then I took the vanilla piece off and added Stampin’ Dimensionals all around and placed it back over the glimmer paper. The dimensionals make it look a little more 3D and gives a little peek-a-boo glimmer look!

To finish off little Baby Bear, I added a Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon bow to his neck securing it with a Mini Glue Dot. Isn’t he precious?!?!?

Of course, if you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! I did the one in the video as a Baby Boy card! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Some of the items used for this card are retiring as well as a lot of others. You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – PDF

2017 Retiring List – Excel

These items are all while supplies last and some are sold out already! You can start shopping here!