Party Pandas!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Today, we shall celebrate the middle of the week wit Party Pandas!!!! This is one of the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets that you can earn for FREE but there are only a few days left (ends March 31st)! Thank you to the fabulous stamper, Rachel for the inspiration on this card!

Party Pandas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I feel like these cards can be done with any greeting down in that corner. So many different options and super cute for kids and kids at heart!

I started with Whisper White cardstock as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Pool Party (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting in the bottom right corner in Memento Black Ink. If you are using Stampin’ Blends to color the hat, be sure to use Memento Ink. If you would like to use markers, use Basic Black Archival Ink. Then, I added this piece to the card front and added a 1-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Bubbles and Fizz Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper to the left side. For the focal point, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits. Using the same black ink, I stamped the panda in the middle. I love using 1 ink pad and 1 stamp set for a card – Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I added the ovals to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with a few Tutti-Frutti Sequins.

Birthday Love Panda, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another version I did using Berry Burst as the background and a different panda from the set. I love how this card can be mixed up and see look amazing!!! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on Saturday so you don’t want to miss out on earning free items with every $50 you order. You will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Coloring Ribbon with Stampin’ Blends!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’m showing you coloring ribbon with Stampin’ Blends!!! This makes Whisper White Ribbon the best stuff ever because you can get any color!

Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has so much fabulous parts to it that I just don’t know which I love more. Is it the coral organza ribbon, the fabulous greeting, those bursts alone the edge or the monochromatic words in the background! Let me know your favorite in the comments below!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Daffodil Delight (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the half sunburst from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set along the left side. These were stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink. As for the spacing on these, there are 2 ways to stamp them. Stamp the outside two first and then the middle or stamp the middle first and then either side. Either of these ways is a little better than stamping them left to right (or vice versa). After stamping, I added the three die cut YOU to the right hand side with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. These were die cut from the Celebrate You Sale-A-Bration Thinlits.

Simply Amazing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now you may be wondering where the coral organza ribbon came from! I actually colored the Whisper White Organza Ribbon with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker! It is super easy to do and then you have ribbon for any product! Simple run the marker down the ribbon on both sides over a piece of scrap paper. Be sure to take a paper towel over the ribbon to get off an access ink so that it doesn’t rub off on your project. I tied the ribbon around the Daffodil Delight and into a knot. Then I added this piece to the card base. For the greetings, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits and the words from the Amazing You Stamp Set. I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Then, I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Amazing You Stamp Set is one of the sets you can pick out for a $50.00 order with Sale-A-Bration. The Celebrate You Thinlits are in the $100 level for Sale-A-bration. You can check out all of the items you can pick out at both levels here! A little over a week left of Sale-A-Bration!!!

If you would like to see the ribbon coloring 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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Happy Birthday 2 U!!!

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Here is another fun Eclipse Technique Card. You can check out the other sample I posted last week here! Today, I’m using numbers and letters with this Happy Birthday 2 U card!

Happy Birthday 2 U, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how this one turned out with my homemade designer paper by stamping all over the background!!! It also uses my favorite stamp set right now….Picture Perfect Birthday from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped all over the background using the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set. The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink and the confetti in Lemon Lime Twist Ink. For the bows, I stamped the big part off once using Berry Burst Ink and then stamped the small detailed pieces in full strength Berry Burst.

Eclipse Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that I have my “designer paper” ready  to go, I die cut out the 2 U using the Large Letter Framelits and Large Number Framelits. Also, I die cut 3 more 2’s and U’s in Lemon Lime cardstock. To assemble, I added the die cut piece to the card front flat with regular Snail Adhesive. Then using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added all 3 layers of the Lemon Lime Twist 2’s and U’s like a puzzle. Just layering them on top of each other for that raised look. Once the 3 layers are on, I added the stamped 2 and U. That simple popped up look is just fabulous!

Large Number Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I finished off the card with some Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes for a pop of bling and some ribbon. Wondering where that ribbon came from?? It’s the Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon colored with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Marker. MIND BLOWN! It’s so much fun and super quick to create. I love it!!

Blends Colored Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let me know what you would create with your Eclipse Technique. I need some words….short words…..to use for cards. I’m thinking maybe Hope or Love for the next one. Give me some ideas in the comments below! Also, if you are ready to make the leap and get these fabulous framelits, now is the time because you will earn Sale-A-Bration goodies with the order! Woot Woot! Click the items below to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birthday Bows!!!

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Doesn’t these birthday bows look so real?? I am still loving the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set and using it for so many different occasions!! Check out this beauty!

Birthday Bows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card can be created in so many different color combinations for a masculine card, feminine card, or even matching school colors for a graduation! Don’t be scared about the 2 step stamping with the bow though! I have some create tips!

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I stamped the bow from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set all over for a background in Peekaboo Peach Ink! A few tips that I have for the bows are to stamp the smaller dark (full strength) image first and then stamp the larger, lighter (stamped off once) image second. This helps with lining up because you can see through the stamped off image easier than the full strength one. I will say try it both ways on which one is stamped first to see what works best for you! Another tip is to place the images on your clear blocks in the same direction. I like to do it where the engraved Stampin’ Up is on the top side on both images and that helps me not have to rotate it around and around each time! Also, I think the bow looks pretty fabulous without the second stamp too so that’s an option too!

Fabulous You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping the background,  I added this piece to the card front and tied some Lemon Lime Mini Striped Ribbon around and into a knot. For the greeting, I die cut a Whisper White piece with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a Lemon Lime Twist piece with the Layering Ovals Framelits! Then, I stamped the greeting in the center and layered them together. I added the greeting to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish it off, I added a few Bermuda Bay Enamel Shapes!!!

What color combinations would you use for this card?? I’m always up for trying new combinations and would love to hear your favorites. Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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My Big Shot Broke!!

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Happy Friday, everyone!!! The Olympics have started and I couldn’t be more excited! I just love them and have moved my office into the living room for the next 2 weeks! Today, I wanted to share with your how my Big Shot broke…..and got fixed!!!

My Big Shot Broke, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my first Big Shot that I bought back in 2008 and have used so much all of these years. I can’t even begin to count how much  I have used this Big Shot for die cutting and embossing! I’m super impressed it lasted this long. While using the Big Shot and pushing through the plates with the die, I heard a pop and rattle and thought…..that’s not good! The handle then cranked smooth in one spot. I was still able to use it this whole time! It just slipped at that spot each time. If you notice in the photo above, what happened  was that the cogs were breaking off. Then one day, more little cogs popped and rattled and I knew it was over. I was sad that my first Big Shot was shot! My husband said if it is broke, I can’t break it more so let’s see if I can fix it!

New Cogs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After taking the Big Shot apart and seeing that I just needed another cog and it would work again, my husband called Sizzix to see if we could buy the part! They said they would send a new part for free and took our address down! How amazing is that?!?! Due to the age, I was not expecting that at all. A few days later a new cog set arrived and my husband installed it!

Big Shot pieces, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all of the parts of the Big Shot before my husband put it all back together!!! If you have any specific questions about this process, I would love to ask my husband for you and answer them for you! He was amazing and fixed it completely with the help of the new parts from Sizzix!!

Like New Again, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It’s like new again!!! I’m so excited!!! I can’t be more thankful to Stampin’ Up for carrying such amazing products and partnering with excellent companies. Love it!!!

If the Big Shot has been on your wish list for awhile now, I think you need to get one NOW! I love love love mine so much and couldn’t live without it. It does so much for each of my projects! Also, right now you will be earning Sale-A-Bration freebies as well! Woot Woot!

I hope you all have any amazing weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Shades of Pink Washi Tape!!!

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If you know me even a little, you know I love all shades of PINK!!! The Washi Tape Basics Pack 1 is just that and I’m in love! Don’t worry, Basics Pack 2 is shades of green and Basics Pack 3 is shades of blue. Recreate this card with any of those for lots of fun!

Shades of Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Berry Burst card base and layered on a piece of Flirty Flamingo measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and added the washi tape from the Basics Pack 1. There are 5 rolls in the pack and each are a different shade, pattern, and width which makes this even more fun. I used all 5 but using just 2 or 3 would be cool too! I found that starting in the middle and working my way out was best for spacing. Ripping the ends of the washi tape made this quick and simple too!

Washi Tape Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The washi tape layer was added to the card front and then I worked on the greeting. For the greeting, I die cut the Whisper White with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Flirty Flamingo with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I used the greeting from the Jar of Love Stamp Set and stamped it in Berry Burst Ink. Then I placed the greeting upside down and placed some Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon on one end with a little bit peaking out. I added a Stampin’ Dimensional to hold it in place. Then I took it across and looped it on the opposite side of the oval and secured it with another Stampin’ Dimensional. I did this until I had two loops and the ends on opposite sides. I added a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals to even things out and make sure I had it all secure. I’m an over user of those things anyway! Then I added the greeting to the card front and finished it off with some Rhinestone bling!!!

What Pack of Washi Tape would you use the most – Pinks, Blues, or Greens?? Let me know in the comments below!

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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You Are The Best!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Today’s I’m sharing this “You Are The Best” card which is perfect for Valentine’s Day without being all lovey dovey! It can also be used any time of the year!!!

You Are The Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super simple and with the fabulous Sale-A-Bration Happy Wishes Stamp Set you can mix and match greetings! This is one of the stamp sets that you can get for FREE with a $100 order. This set has 16 stamps in it. There is a large “best” and “happy” and then lots of greetings that coordinate. I love it! Stamp the large greeting in black or gray and color it in or just stamp it in any color!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. The fold is on the left hand side and I went with this style so that I could tie the ribbon around the left side. This way I used less ribbon than if I wrapped it around the 5-1/2″ part of the card. I used the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon and tied it around to the inside of the card and into a knot on the front! Next, I layered on a piece of the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 4″x 3″. With this size divisible by 12″, I got 12 of these pieces out of one sheet.

For the greeting, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits. The scallop circle was cut in Melon Mambo and the the smooth oval in Whisper White. Then, I stamped the greeting from the Happy Wishes Stamp Set in Fresh Fig Ink. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I love being able to mix and match the greeting to create lots of different styles of cards like this. Another fun change, I used Gold Metallic Ribbon and Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon on other samples! I love having the ability to mix and match!

Want to check out more samples using the Painted With Love Designer Paper, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Deer In the Forest!!!

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One last Christmas card that I never got a chance to share. This deer in the forest card could be used for a great man card. Just change up the greeting and you are all set!

 

Deer In the Forest, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a piece of Whisper White measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ for the card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Tranquil Tide from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to the bottom portion. The trees and deer use the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Bundle & Save 10%). Be sure to stamp the deer before die cutting it with the Card Front Builder Framelits. It is always easier to line up the framelit rather than stamp in such a small area! The deer was stamped in Chocolate Chip and the trees were cut in Tranquil Tide.

Stitched Shapes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added the double trees to the card right above the designer paper. The single tree off to the right was placed up higher so it wasn’t all covered by the greeting. Next, I layered on a small strip of Gold Glimmer Paper. This is a great chance to use up some scraps. Feel free to put a piece that is thin or rather wide. It’s all up to you! Then I tied some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around to the inside of the card. I added the little deer just above the glimmer paper. For the greeting, I die cut a circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped the greeting in Fresh Fig Ink. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Just change up the greeting to Happy Birthday for a great man card. If the gold glimmer is too much, Foil Paper would work too! Let me know if you would use this as a man card in the comments below! If you would change it up, let me know the changes as well!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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The Warmth of Christmas!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Here in Illinois you never know what the temperature is going to be for Christmas….it could be cold or warm. Either way this card makes it cozy with the warmth of Christmas!!!

The Warmth Of Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Then I cut to pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ (one for the inside and one for the outside). Next, I stamped the larger snowflake from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink on the corners. The smaller snowflakes are from the coordinating Swirly Snowflakes Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere them to the card.

Snowflakes This Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink. This stamp set has some amazing greetings! I love it! Next, I die cut the circle with the Layering Circles Framelits. Then I layered it onto a circle die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits! I added the loops of Silver Metallic Thread to the back for a little texture and bling. To do this, I wrapped it around my four fingers 8-12 times, slid the loops off my fingers and twisted them into a figure eight. Then I placed the loops on the back of the greeting and secured them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Just place a dimension in the spot you want the thread loop to be! I added the greeting to the middle of the card and finished it off with a few Rhinestones!

This card would be perfect for winter as well, just change up the greeting!!! Do you make winter birthday cards with a winter theme or similar to cards all year long?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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City of Bethlehem!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Awhile back I showed you this simple, all stamping card with the Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set! Today, I’m showing this City of Bethlehem “stepped up” card using the coordinating Bethlehem Framelits!!!

City of Bethlehem, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just stunning with that double layer of the city but does require a little bit more work with using the Big Shot.

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I cut two pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One piece is for the front and the other is for the inside since Night of Navy is such a dark color so writing on white is better! Before adding the white to the front, I did all of the stamping. This way if I make a mistake I can flip it over or grab another piece. First, I die cut the two villages with the Bethlehem Framelits; one in Night of Navy and the other in Silver Foil Paper. I adhered the two together and then added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back to add it to the card front.

Blessed Christmas Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the stamping!! First, I stamped the star in Crushed Curry Ink and then the greeting in Night of Navy Ink. If you wish to stamp before adding the city, you can place it there as a guide, stamp, and then add it. Just go with whatever you are more comfortable with. Be sure that the greeting is low enough to add the ribbon! Next, I added this piece to the card front and tied the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding around the card. To finish it off, I added some Rhinestones for a little more bling!!!

Assemble Bethlehem, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did play around with this one for a while wondering what to add and my spacing. Mary and Joseph just looked so big in front of the city but I was trying to get them in there. I could have put the city up higher and it would have looked more “in the background” but I was happy with what I came up with. Do you ever have that where you spend forever trying to get the placement and idea to all come together?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, let me know if you prefer the simple stamped one or this stepped up version!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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