Deck The Halls!!!

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Are you excited about Christmas? Have you started to Deck the Halls?? We usually decorate the first week of Christmas! I like celebrating each holiday as it’s own so next up is Thanksgiving!

Deck the Halls, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Cherry Cobble card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut the border piece on the left and then the right using the Card Front Builder Framelits. This was probably the hardest part of the entire card. Then using the coordinating Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%), I stamped the greeting in Crumb Cake Ink. I really struggled with my colors for this card, wondering if I wanted to stick with just a few and  is that one dark enough. Feel free to change it up if you recreate this card! 🙂

Next up, I stamped the ornaments on either side of the greeting in Basic Gray Ink. I placed a piece of scrap paper over the top border so that the strings stopped in the middle and didn’t cross over each line. Then I cleaned off the stamps and stamped the ornaments in Emerald Envy Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink onto scrap white paper. Using the Card Front Builder Framelits, I die cut the ornaments out. Two of the ornaments are adhered flat and the other 4 ornaments were added with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love these little things! Now that the front is complete, I added this piece to a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. Then I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the front, I added a few Enamel Shapes!

Holiday Ornaments, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White and stamped some ornaments in Emerald Envy to coordinate!!! Do you like to add a layer to the inside of the card and decorate it?? Let me know in the comments below! I don’t usually do it but like to every once in a while!

Don’t forget that all orders of $75 or more placed in the month of November will earn the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set from me!!! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Embossed Champagne Foil Paper!!!

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When I first saw the Champagne Foil Paper I fell in love and then I embossed Champagne Foil Paper and my heart exploded!!! So simple but yet very stunning!

Embossed Champagne Foil Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the colors of this card. That Fresh Fig is just stunning with the new Champagne Foil. (PS: I went to the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and every time I type for this foil, I want to spell it Champaign. Gets me every time!!! So please forgive me if I happen to spell it that way at some point!)

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla (4-1/4″ x 11″) for a card base. Next, I cut a piece of Fresh Fig (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added it to the front. Then, I took 2 pieces of Champagne Foil measuring 1-1/2″ x  3-3/4″. Using the Big Shot, I ran them through in the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. I added one to the top and one to the bottom of the card front. By placing these one first, I found that my spacing was better. Working towards the middle rather than top to bottom (or vice versa) helped with my spacing more.

For the greeting in the middle, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Using the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Fresh Fig Ink. Then using the little scroll, I stamped one up and one down to border the greeting!

This card is super simple and easy to duplicate this season. You can actually emboss 3 of those pieces of foil in the folder each crank through. So that means 2 cranks through the Big Shot for 3 cards! I’m all about getting the most out of each crank. Time is not on our side during this time of year so making the most of it is best. Am I right?? 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All Kinds of Shutter Cards!!!

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Back a few months ago, I posted this Shutter Card! Since then I have made all kinds of shutter cards in different patterns and for different occasions! Check them out here! For the directions and video tutorial, click here!

All kinds of shutter cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one was created with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I used the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits for the front decoration! Bundle & Save 10%

Life Happens Coffee Helps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting fits like JUST PERFECTLY so you really have to hold the shutter open real tight. You can stamp the greeting in the middle of the circle before adding the shutters too! Just make sure it is centered!

Anniversary Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one uses the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper. The greeting and decoration is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set!

Fresh Florals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set is perfect because of the coordinating greeting for the outside and inside. Also, be sure if you front decoration is in the center, only place adhesive on the left side so you aren’t sealing your card shut! 🙂

Star of Wonder Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to do a Christmas Card. I used the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper. The greeting was stamped using the Star of Light Stamp Set on the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the ribbon as the belly band!

Christmas Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below! I think mine is the last one but it’s a tough decision! If you would like to make one of these, here are the direction!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Adding Snow with Embossing Paste!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! We are adding snow with Embossing Paste to create a fabulous winter scene!

Adding Snow with Embossing Paste, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not a fan of winter….like at all but this card sure looks amazing. I would be just fine stamping winter and not actually having it happen! Do you like Winter? Let me know in the comments below!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next I took  a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped snowflakes all over in Night of Navy Ink. I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. Now for that amazing snow on the bottom! I simply took a scrap piece of white and tore along the top for texture. Next, I smeared a thin layer of Embossing Paste over the top. Then sprinkle some Dazzling Diamonds glitter all over the top. Right after that, I added Snail adhesive along the bottom of the snowflake stamped white piece and pressed the glitter strip onto it.

Snow on the Ground, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did this while it was still wet for a few reasons. 1. I found that adding it to the base first would allow for glitter to stick and hold around the cardstock and under it. 2. If I let the Embossing Paste dry with the glitter first, sometimes it curls and when I would press it flat, it cracks. Pressing it on while still wet gets a perfect look with minimal glitter and isn’t really not that messy. Simply wash your hands to get any excess glitter off after pressing it on!

Next, I die cut some snowflakes with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I loved this bundle because there are 3 snowflakes in the set so I only had to crank through the Big Shot once for every card! I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for adhering the snowflakes to the card. For the greeting, I stamped it with the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. I punched  a second one in Night of Navy and placed that one up and down and the greeting over the top side to side. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Just stunning!

If you would like to see this 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

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Front Door Is Ready For Fall!!!

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Happy Monday!!! My front door is ready for Fall…..well at least this card is!!!

Front Door Is Ready For Fall, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is a bit more detailed than I usually make but it sure is fabulous and turned out amazing!!! Change up the decorations around the door and you have a card for every occasion!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. To give a little color and texture to the bricks, I lightly brushed the bricks with a Sponge Dauber and some Cherry Cobbler ink. Then I added this to the card front!

Inside Front Door, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that cute door. I stamped the door image from the At Home With You Stamp Set in Early Espresso onto the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper! Then I die cut it with the coordinating At Home Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Be sure that the framelit that creates the open door is on the correct side. You don’t want the door to open backwards. I layered  a piece of Very Vanilla behind the door and stamped the greeting on the inside in Cherry Cobbler Ink.

Front Porch Fall Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The flowers were all stamped on scrap vanilla cardstock in Basic Gray Archival Ink. Then I used Blender Pens and ink from the ink pads to color everything! I used Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green! It turned out perfect, I think. I added these to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! Just fabulous!!!

Do you like to color with Blender Pens or an Aqua Painter? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Creating a Glitter Window!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you! Today, we are creating a glitter window for the greeting to peek through!

Creating a Glitter Window, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning with those blues and that glitter and shine! I love it. The best part is that the glitter is contained and won’t flake off all over! Woot Woot! 🙂 Thank you to Julie Davison for the amazing idea! When I first say this, I knew I had to recreate it.

I started with a Night of Navy card base (4-1/4″ x 11″). Next I took a piece of Marina Mist (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits. This circle can be in the middle or towards the top, it all depends on how much room you want for the bottom decoration. Then, I set this on the card front and traced a circle onto the navy card front. Using the scallop circle that is just a bit larger, I die cut that from the card front. You don’t have to use the scallop circle but it gives a little texture and cuteness to the inside!

Glitter Peek-A-Boo, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Before completing the glitter window, I stamped the greeting on the inside. First, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed it on the inside on the card. I closed the card and stamped the Peace on Earth from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set through the hole in Marina Mist Ink. By stamping in the circle, you have perfect placement of your greeting. I added the little decoration to the top and bottom of the greeting in Night of Navy Ink! Once I stamped the greeting (and there were no mistakes) I adhered the white to the inside of the card!

Peace On Earth, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Glitter Window, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the glitter window, I used 2 squares of Window Sheet and 2 sheets of Adhesive Sheets. I placed a piece of adhesive sheet over each window sheet and covered 1 one of them in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Then I pressed the two together. It’s okay if the glitter doesn’t go all the way to the edge perfectly because that will hidden anyway! Now to build the window, I added a little bit of Snail Adhesive around the navy circle and placed the window on top. Before adhering the Marina Mist, I tied some Metallic Silver Edge Ribbon around towards the bottom. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this to the card front! For the decoration, I stamped the deer from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in Night of Navy. Using the coordinating Card Front Builder Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%), I die cut the deer and the trees. Then I added those to the card front!

This isn’t a card I would recommend making hundreds of for your Christmas card this season but it’s fun to make for a special few!!!

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

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Christmas Candles…..Can Later Be Used for Birthday Candles!

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Happy Friday!!! I love how the Merry Patterns Stamp Set has these Christmas Candles but they can be used all year long as birthday candles and more!!! Perfect!

Christmas Candles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next I layered on a piece of the Old Olive ombre paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. Don’t forget this is one in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Paper Special this month! Then I used the Layering Ovals Framelits for the main focal point. Using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set, I stamped the outline of the candles first in Basic Black Ink. Next, I stamped one of the candles in full strength Cherry Cobbler Ink and the second one was stamped off once. This gives that variation in color. You could always pick 2 different colors for these too! The flames were stamped in Crushed Curry Ink. I layered this onto the scallop Cherry Cobbler oval and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the greeting, I used a leftover scrap piece from the designer paper and stamped it in Cherry Cobbler Ink. I cut the banner tips on both ends and added it to the bottom of the candles. Using some Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, I tied a bow and adhered it with some Mini Glue Dots. I used the glue dots to rotate the one ribbon so it showed X’s and not the lines. I love using glue dots to make my ribbon look exactly how I want it to! 🙂

Red Candles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see more samples using this stamp set, check out this post and this one!

Don’t forget this still time to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special. Also, all order of $40 or more will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and orders of $75 or more will also earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month! You get to pick from Daisy Delight or Graceful Garden this month!!

Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Creating a Glossy Greeting!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fun technique to share with you today!!! Today, I’m creating a glossy greeting using Glossy Cardstock and some ink refills! I love the striped look!

Creating a Glossy Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This simple card has a major wow factor with that glossy striped greeting! This technique is perfect for a greeting or just a background! I got the inspiration for this card from Sandy Jacobson!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Real Red (3-3/4″ x 5″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. Then, I layered it onto a piece of Emerald Envy (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed a strip of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon across it. I secure the ends to the back side and added this to the card front!

Glossy Baby Wipe Coloring, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I used Glossy Cardstock, a Baby Wipe, and ink refills! Simply fold up the baby wipe so it fits in your hand. Add drips of ink refill to the end. I have used both the rounded end and the layered end. The rounded end comes out more smooth and solid, whereas the other end  is more streaky. It’s all up to you! I tried Real Red and Emerald Envy but the red came out pink and the overlap of the colors turned purple. I ended up just doing Emerald Envy for this card. Check out the Video Tutorial below to see blues! When I ran it across the Glossy Cardstock, I went lightly for a more white/streaky look or I pressed hard for a fuller coverage.

Glossy Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The cool thing is that this dries quickly. I used the greeting from the Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set and Memento Ink to stamp the greeting. Be sure to stamp carefully as it will want to slide around if you press at an angle! I punched out the greeting with the 2″ Circle Punch. I added this to a scallop circle die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits in Silver Glimmer Paper. The greeting was then added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Glitter Greeting on Glossy Cardstock, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this 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

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Perfect Petal Garden!!!

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Happy Friday!!! You all know I love flowers and this card is the perfect petal garden with stamped flowers and floral designer paper!

Perfect Petal Garden, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped images from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set all over. I did focus a little more to the right hand side but make it go all over so the patter looks like it continues. The trellis image was stamped in Pool Party. For the rose, I used my markers to ink up the stamp with both Old Olive Ink and Calypso Coral Ink. This isn’t something you would want to do when making 100 cards but it’s fabulous for a few!

Collage Stamped Roses, www.LauraStampPad.com

Next I added a piece of the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper to the left hand side and tied some Whisper White Classic Ribbon around it. Then I added this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I do this because I love those things but also because it makes the ribbon look smooth to pop it up rather than press it out flat. For the greeting, I used Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and Layering Circles Framelits. I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well! This card is perfect for lots of occasions like birthday, wedding, anniversary, and just because!

Don’t forget that you can get the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special going on this month. Spend $75 and you can get the Graceful Garden Stamp Set from me for FREE! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping! 

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Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Using the Card Front Builder Framelit Differently!!!

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I fell in love with the Carols of Christmas Bundle back in August with Stampin’ Up! preleased it! Now I’m even more excited about using the Card Front Builder Framelit differently for even more looks! With this technique, you can use this framelit all year long! Thanks to Julie Davison for the inspiration and concept idea!

Card Front Builder Framelit Differently, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Tangerine Tango (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed the border framelit from the Card Front Builder Framelits in the middle, close to the top. I ran this through the Big Shot. Then I added the strip of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to the bottom portion and tied some Old Olive Chevron Ribbon around the overlap. After this was complete, I added this piece to the card base. I love how the white peaking through gives so much more to this card!!

Layering Squares Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut the squares. I went with Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. The greeting and dots are from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and I used Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Ink. Of course, I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. I finished it off with some Enamel Shapes! Great for fall or any occasion actually!

If you would like to see this 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

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