Pumpkin Spinner Card!!!

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Last week I shared with you the Reindeer Spinner Card for Christmas but today I’m sharing this Pumpkin Spinner Card!!!

Pumpkin Spinner Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can check out all the instructions for this card as well as seeing a Video Tutorial by clicking here!!! I figured I wouldn’t explain it all again but I will let you know the colors and dimensions as this one is a bit different!

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and layered on a piece of Very Vanilla (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″). For the next layer, I used Cajun Crazy (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) and a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Paper (3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″). There is a smaller border showing on this card with each layer. This can be modified to whichever you prefer!

Painted Autumn Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the little pumpkin spinner part, I stamped it from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set! This is a fun set the Holiday Mini Catalog. Next, I colored the pumpkin with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Using the coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits, I die cut them out (Bundle & Save 10%). Since I don’t need the tag portion, I snipped off the string hole and the fold. Now there is a front and back pumpkin. I added Fast Fuse to the back of both. Next, I placed some Copper Metallic Thread down the center and pressed it between the 2 pumpkins.

Inside Spinner Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside on this one I really struggled with deciding what I wanted to use. I bet I spent 10 minutes contemplating using a solid cardstock or another pattern from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper. I settled with Soft Sky cardstock! Love it!!! Again, be sure to check out the Video Tutorial I did so you can see it all in action! Be sure to wind it up before sending it out! Then when the recipient opens the card, the little pumpkin will spin around and around!!!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Spinner Cards!!!

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Happy Tuesday!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s a major WOW!!! This spinner card is just soooo cool. Be sure to watch the video to really see it in action!

Spinner Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Traditional red and green and just so precious with that little reindeer!!! Thank you to Jessica Ingold for this amazing idea! Let’s get started!!!

I started with a Garden Green Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and layered on a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″). Be sure to only put adhesive around the edges and then you can use your cut out ovals for another project. Next, I layered Cherry Cobbler (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) and a piece of the Be Merry Designer Paper (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) together. Using the Layering Ovals Framelits (3rd largest), I die cut an oval in the center. I placed this on top of my card base in the center and traced with a pencil around the middle of the oval. This helps to line up the oval on the card base layers. Be sure to open the card up when running the base through the Big Shot with the Layering Ovals Framelits. Again using the 3rd largest oval for this piece as well.

Be Merry Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now let’s work on that little reindeer spinner part. I stamped the reindeer from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Next, I colored him with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Using the coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits, I die cut them out. Since I don’t need the tag portion, I snipped off the string hole and the fold. Now there are 2 separate reindeer. I added Fast Fuse to the back of both reindeer. Next, I placed some Silver Metallic Thread down the center and pressed it between the 2 reindeer.

Spinner Card Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble the spinner. I added a small strip of Fast Fuse to the top and bottom of the oval (cherry cobbler layer). Next, I pressed the thread into it, making sure it was nice and tight. (Be sure your reindeer and designer paper are both in the same direction so your trees aren’t upside down.) Then I took some Tear And Tape and placed it over the thread and covering the Fast Fuse strip. Now it is time to assemble the card! I added Stampin’ Dimensionals all around the Cherry Cobbler layer and placed it on the card base, lining up the ovals.

Layering Ovals Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I die cut the 2nd largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and placed  it in the center to give a nice background for the reindeer! Now just wind up the reindeer and close the card! When the recipient opens the card, the little reindeer will spin and twirl around!!!

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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Flowers Are Better In Odd Numbers!!!

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They say you should always decorate in odds, right? Well I would agree and flowers are better in odd numbers as well! Isn’t this card stunning?

Flowers Are Better In Odd Numbers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super fun because you can mix and match the flower, the colors, and greeting. Flowers are great for any occasion, I think!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took three white pieces measuring 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and stamped the flowers. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set which has lots of stems and flowers to pick from. The stems were stamped in Old Olive Ink and the flowers were stamped in Fresh Fig Ink. I stamped the stems first with the flowers then placed on top! I placed these on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Once I had the placement down, I lifted each one individually for adhesive.

Beautiful Bouquet, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I placed a strip of Finely Woven Fresh Fig Ribbon over the lower portion of the flowers. I simply wrapped the ends to the back side and then added it to the card base. For the greeting, I die cut the Whisper White oval with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the scallop oval with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I just love the layered look of these two sets of Framelits in squares, circles, and ovals! The greeting was stamped from the same stamp set – Beautiful Bouquet! I love a set that has flowers and amazing greeting options! There are also greetings for the inside of the card!! BONUS!

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!!!


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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!!

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Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!! There is just something about that tang and the sweetness! Cupcakes are heavenly to me anyway!!! Let me know in the comments…..cake or cupcakes???

Lemon Cupcakes are my favorite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When I decided to make cupcakes with embossing paste icing, I knew I wanted yellow for a lemon look!!! I think I nailed it! 🙂

I started with a Night of Navy card base (4-1/4″ x 11″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ and stamped the greeting from the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set in Night of Navy. Be sure to stamp it on the lower portion so the Designer Paper doesn’t cover it! I layered this onto the bottom of a piece of Daffodil Delight (4″ x 5-1/4″). On the top portion, I layered on a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″). The designer paper till overlap over the top of the greeting piece. I tied some Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon around the piece, covering the overlap of papers. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the cupcake, I used the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. The liner is a 3 step stamping image. I stamped the largest image in Crumb Cake Ink. The next image was stamped in Soft Suede (stamped off once) and the smallest final image in Soft Suede (full strength). The icing was stamped with the largest (most solid) image in Crushed Curry. I decided on using a darker yellow so it would really pop! I added the liner to the card front with Snail Adhesive but I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the icing! It is easier to ice the cupcake when it is adhered on already. Plus, this way you don’t have to touch it again while it dries.

Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this icing, I added a few drops of Daffodil Delight Re-inker to some Embossing Paste. Using the Palette Knives, I mixed it in and then added a fine layer to the cupcake icing. Go thin so it doesn’t take forever to dry and there is less curling and cracking of the cardstock. A few things I did to finish off the card were add some Glitter Enamel Shapes to either side of the greeting and Wink of Stella on the icing! Be sure the embossing paste is completely dry and just brush some glitter all over for a hint of shine! I just love how this turned out!!!

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~Laura

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Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand!!!

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I think that Pink & Gold go hand in hand. Every girl needs a little bling in her life whether it is gold or silver!!!

Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These colors are just so fabulous together! Don’t forget that the other half of the Bundle of Love Designer Paper is a beautiful blue!!!

For this card, I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Rather than wasting all of it by covering it up, I die cut the scallop circle out of the middle before layering on the Designer Paper. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the scallop and smooth circle! Once I had cut out the middle, I layered on the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper. The designer paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″ and I cut it at 2″ to have a 2″ piece and a 3″ piece! It doesn’t matter which one is the gold side and which is the pink, that’s all personal preference.

After adhering those on, I added a strip of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the spot where the paper comes together. This gives a nice clean look and I did adhered the ends on the back side and added it to the card base.

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Blushing Bride Ink. To give it a little more color and pop, I brushed the edges with a Sponge Dauber. Next, I layered it onto the scallop Gold Foil circle and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used for this card, you can see them all here:

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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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Welcome Baby!!!

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This Welcome Baby Card is simple and yet precious! Change up the colors for a specific gender or to match the child’s nursery colors!

Welcome Baby, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love to soft colors and the texture from the embossing, ribbon, and scallops!

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″ and embossed it. I ran it through the Big Shot in the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder and added it to the card front. Using some of the Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon, I tied a knot around the card in the middle. For the greeting, I die cut out the smooth circle and scallop circle with the Layering Circles Framelits! The greeting was stamped from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink. To add a little more color to the greeting, I brushed the edges of the circle with a Sponge Dauber! I layered the circles together and then added them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love the simple, clean look of this card. It is one that could be made up with a few being pink, a few blue, and a few yellow. Do you like to make multiples of cards to have on hand or make them as you need them? Let me know in the comments below!

Here are the products I used for this card!

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Berry Burst Embossing Paste!!!

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Did you know you can color Embossing Paste??? Here I made Berry Burst Embossing Paste and I love how it looks with Peek-A-Boo Peach!!!

Berry Burst Embossing Paste, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This color combination is super fabulous! You all know I love PINK but with this peach is just stunning!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next I took another piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and placed the diamond mask on top. This mask is from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks pack! Using the Silicone Mat, I scooped some Embossing Paste onto it and mixed in a few drops of Berry Burst Ink Refill. Simply fold and smear the paste around with the Palette Knives until you get the desired color. Once the color is perfect, just smear it over the top of the mask, allowing it to fall into the diamond shapes. I did a complete cover for this one but you could also just do a corner or one smear across. It’s all up to you! I set this aside and cleaned up the tools before finishing the card. It’s best to clean up the tools right away as it dries fast.

While the paste was drying, I worked on the greeting. First, I die cut the circles with the Layering Circles Framelits and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Using the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting and added a few flowers in Berry Burst and Peek-A-Boo Peach!

Layering Circles with Stitched Shapes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it’s time to assemble. I added the embossed piece to a layer of Peek-A-Boo Peach (4″ x 5-1/4″) and tied some Striped Ribbon around it. I added this layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The greeting was also added with Stampin’ Dimensionals since it goes over ribbon and embossing paste.

I love the simple look, cute greeting, and all that texture! If you want to check out more on the Embossing Paste, check out this Video Tutorial.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Perfectly Line Up the Poinsettia!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique for you!!! Today, I’m going to show you how to perfectly line up the Poinsettia for die cutting with the Carols of Christmas Bundle! (Stamp Set and Framelits, Bundle and Save 10%)

Perfectly line up the Poinsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the Tranquil Tide deep green look of this card with that little bit of gold bling! Yet, I still did a Very Vanilla base so you can write on the inside easily with any style of pen!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and layered on a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x  5-1/4″. Next, I took 2 strips of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (1″ x 3-3/4″) and added them to the top and bottom. Now for the greeting, I used a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and leaves in Tranquil Tide Ink from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. For the leaves, I rotated each one around so they looked different for each flower! Next, I added this piece to the card front in the middle!

Deck the Halls Pointsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the poinsettia flowers, it is important to stamp them all in the same direction to make it easier to die cut them. This took me awhile to get it all lined up so here are my tips.

Lining Up the Poinsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, I lined up the actual stamp with the one on the stamp case. I noticed that the arrow on the stamp was not in the same place as the lined up image. At least it isn’t where I would have lined it up at. So I took a Sharpie Marker and added a dot. Now each time I stamp, I make sure that blue dot is at the top of my paper. When stamping the flowers, be sure to leave a little bit of space between each one. The framelit is rather wide and it will cut into the next one if it is too close. Since there are 2 corner poinsettia framelit, I placed one on the stamp case and lined it up. Then I made 2 little marks with a Sharpie Marker on the top and bottom petal so I knew which one to grab for. This has made it so much easier to use!!!

After stamping the poinsettia in Real Red and die cutting them out, I added them to the corners of the greeting on top of the leaves. I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some texture and pop to the card!

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!!! If you would like to see more samples using the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Save 10%), click here and here and stay tuned for more!

Happy Stampin’!

~Laura

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Don’t forget you can get the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order placed before August 31st!!! Click here for more details!


Make Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today I’m going to show you that you can make your own designer paper just my stamping all over!!! It’s a lot of fun to mix and match the colors! Plus you all know I love FLOWERS!

Make Your Own Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.comThis is one of those quick cards that you can create in now time. It also is perfect for any occasion so you can have fun with it and make a few while you are at it. Perhaps, just leave the greeting portion blank so you can stamp the necessary greeting when you need to!

I started with a Tangerine Tango card base!  Next I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut the scallops with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. If you have trouble with the die moving on your before running it through the Big Shot, simply add a little Post It Note (or Post It Note Tape) like I did in the photo below! I die cut multiples and it held up each time without needing to add more!Secure Your Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that we have that decorative bottom, it’s time to stamp the top. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set for the greeting and flowers. Be sure to leave space for the greeting in the lower right corner. You can stamp it first or at the end….or later if you make a lot ahead of time! For the flowers, I used Tangerine Tango, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. Start with the largest flower first so you have plenty of room and then just fill in. Be sure to fall off the edges of the cardstock so it looks like the pattern continues. I tied some Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon around at the bottom of the stamped flowers! This gives a nice breaking point for your greeting to stand out. The greeting was stamped in Basic Black and then I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots for texture.

I just love flowers and bright colors! They make me so happy! I hope this card makes you happy as well and you have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Creating Snowy Evergreen Trees!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique for you! I’m showing you creating snowy evergreen trees with Embossing Paste! It’s super fabulous!

creating snowy evergreen trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is so amazing! I just love it!!! The texture and snow on those trees looks so real! Eeee! 🙂

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on Real Red (4″x 5-1/4″) and Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″). Using the Card Front Builder Thinlits, I die cut the double and the single tree in Garden Green. I added these to the top half of the card and then placed the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper piece over the tree bottoms.

Now for adding snow to the trees. I used 2 of the Palette Knives; one to scoop out some and one to apply it on. Since it dries so quickly, I didn’t want to leave the tub of Embossing Paste open while working. Using the second Palette Knife, I pulled a bit of the paste off and just lightly touched the edges of the tree. Just a few light dabs all over the trees is all you need! It gives that light snowy look. Be sure to tap a little in the middle of the tree so it’s all around and not just on the sides.

Embossing Paste Snow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in Real Red Ink onto Whisper White. I die cut the greeting with the Layering Squares Framelits as well as the Gold Foil layer. I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a Gold Metallic Enamel Star to the top of the one tree!

Greeting Layer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I spent a long time trying to figure out how to layer the greeting. Here are some of the ideas I was playing with – Garden Green, Silver Foil, Gold Foil, or Crumb Cake! Which one would you pick? 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!!! If you would like to see more samples using the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Save 10%), click here and stay tuned!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura