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!


Brad’s 6th Anniversary Card!!!

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Today I’m sharing with you the card I made for Brad for our 6th Anniversary! I just love making cards for him that are super special! You can see some of the past ones I have made here, here, and here!

Brad's 6th Anniversary Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so maybe this should have been a card for me since I’m the one who loves Monkeys but he loved it too!!! Brad got me that little Monkey Boo just last week to add to my collect. Her name is April, by the way! I decided that would be my inspiration for my card! 🙂

I started with a Whisper White card base and rounded all the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch for a soft look. Next I layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip (4″ x 5-1/4″) rounding the corners before adhering it on. I used the Layering Circles Framelits and Crumb Cake to create the face. At first, I overlapped all of them but thought it looked too bulky. To solve that, I laid the two circles for the eyes over top of each other and traced the portion of the circle overlapped. I could have cut it with scissors but since I wanted a smooth look, I slide it into a Circle Punch and lined it up. That worked perfectly. I added the two circles and overlapped the third one. Using the Early Espresso Marker, I created the adorable little nose and mouth.

For the eyes, I die cut the circles with the Layering Circles Framelits in Perfect Plum cardstock. I added some glitter with the Silver Dazzling Details. For the center of the eye, I used the 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out Basic Black cardstock. Next, I added these to the eyes with a Stampin’ Dimensional. So that the eyes would look all glossy, I added lots of Fine Tip Glue Pen glue to the black centers. Once all of this was dry, I added the eyes to the card front. Now the little monkey has a face!!! For the ears and hands, I punched out Perfect Plum with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. I cut the circles in half and adhered them to the card front. For a little sparkle like April’s, I brushed over them with the Wink of Stella Pen. Isn’t it just the cutest?!?!?!

I love coming up with a new idea for cards for my husband! It usually involves lots of punches as I am not the best with free-handing it. Do you like to make special cards for those in your life? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Top 10 Retiring Items I’m Sad to See Go!

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When the retiring list comes out I’m always sad to see certain items go. Here is my Top 10 retiring items I’m sad to see go this year! I always take a deep breath and know that while I’m sad these are leaving, that just means there is more room for fabulous new products to come out. I hope you feel the same way!

Top 10 Retiring Items, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Decorative Label Punch – So my husband was reading off the list and I was marking everything in the catalog. When he mentioned this one, I screamed and just about cried. I love love love this punch and use it so much. I think I will hold on to mine even though I normally get rid of everything that retires. This punch just means so much to me. You can see samples using it here, here, and here. I really could go on and on with samples.

Tin of Cards Stamp Set – I love this set because it has the perfect size greeting especially to fit into the Decorative Label Punch. It also has a greeting for almost every occasion. I loved the Tin of Cards as well! My set is almost black because I used it so much and the stamps are stained. You can see samples here and here!

Mint Macaron  – I have really fallen in love with this color. It’s such a beautiful soft green and even looks a little blue sometimes. I’ll miss you Mint Macaron!

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – Okay we all know I love pink and sparkle. Um…hello?!?!?! This is just that and I love it. Good thing we can always create pink glimmer paper with re-inkers and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Bitty Butterfly Punch – This punch as well as the Elegant Butterfly Punch are just so beautiful alone and paired with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.

Elegant Butterfly Punch – Again, I am sad to see this one go. I just love butterflies. You can see some samples using this here, here, and here!

Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Sold Out) – Okay, so I feel like I have fallen off the embossing folder train a bit but I still like this one for backgrounds and Man Cards! I tend to use certain products a ton and then not as much. I feel like I have gone from Embossing Folders to Heat Embossing more.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set – This set is perfect for backgrounds and memory keeping. I have done lots of quick and simple cards using this set. I have also created a Birthday Calendar even after the kit was no longer available. See more samples here and here!

Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulent Framelits – I love flowers and this set was so much fun! The little flowers were perfect for cards and home decor pieces. Succulents are so in right now. Check out all these amazing samples here, here, and here!

So Detailed Framelits – I was just starting to really have fun with these. Check out some of my samples here and here! I guess I will need to start playing with the Detailed Floral Framelits!

So there are my Top 10 Retiring Favorites! How many of these are on your list? Tell me in the comments below what you are most sad to see go.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Flip Fold Mother’s Day Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I have a fabulous flip fold Mother’s Day Card to share with you today!!! Just in time to make for Mother’s  Day which is on May 14th!!! You could also change up the designer paper and greetings to make this card for any occasion!

Flip Fold Mother's Day Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So of course you can’t see the flip fold part until you watch the video tutorial below. So stay tuned!!! I got this amazing idea from fellow stamper, Julie Davison! She is amazing! Let’s get started!

Mother's Day Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, I cut 2 card fronts (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and one card base (3-3/4″ x 11″). I did my card fronts in Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron and the card base in Whisper White. Next, I scored the card base at 1″ & 6″. I added adhesive to the bottom rectangle (3-3/4″ x 5″) and placed it in the center of the Mint Macaron card base. Then I folded the rectangle above that down and the little 1″ flap fold back/up. I added adhesive to this flap and placed the Watermelon Wonder card base over the top, lining up both card bases. You want to make sure you line up the card bases rather that place the on the Watermelon Wonder with a border so that it lays flat. Now your card base is complete and it’s time to decorate!

For the front of the card, I added a piece of Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (3″ x 4/1/4″) to the bottom. I tied some Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around the card to cover up the seam of the 2 types of paper! For the greeting, I die cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I just love how fabulous these are! The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy Ink and the flowers in Watermelon Wonder Ink. I used the Love & Affection Stamp Set. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Flip Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the inside panel, I added another piece of the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″). The copper accents really give a fabulous look to the card. I die cut another Stitched Shapes Oval and stamped the greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. You could also use another greeting from the Love & Affection Stamp Set as well. Using that stamp set, I stamped a few flowers on the bottom panel and left the rest open to write in. Another option would be to stamp the middle and bottom panel and leave a lot of space for writing! It’s the perfect Mother’s Day card!

Technique Tuesday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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


A Sneak Peak at the Eastern Palace Suite!!!

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Would you like a sneak peak at some of the NEW In-Colors coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog? Would you like to see some of the new products as well?? You are in luck because Stampin’ Up! is releasing an entire product Suite in May!!!! Woot Woot!!!!

Sneak Peak, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these items just FABULOUS?!?!?! The three ink pads are 3 of the 5 New In-Colors coming out in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Lemon Lime Twist is a neon green/lime color! It will be perfect for Summer time!!! Fresh Fig is a deep purple similar to the retired Blackberry Bliss we all loved! I think it is a smidge lighter in shade though! The third one is Tranquil Tide which is a forest green/blue green. Can’t wait to share the other 2 colors!!!!

Eastern Beauty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Eastern Palace Suite includes the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and coordinating Eastern Medallions Framelits. While it may look like it is just random images, they build together to make amazing images. I have played with a few and fallen in love with the endless possibilities. Also, I love a good greeting and image stamp set all in one! The Framelits are so detailed and amazing. No worries about poking out all of the pieces, just make sure you have the Big Shot Die Brush on hand! 🙂

The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is gorgeous! There are 2 pieces that have fabulous gold foil on them! A lot of the pieces are peacock inspired and the color combination is amazing!!! I have played with this paper on a One Sheet Wonder so stay tuned for that!

The embellishments include some Tassels and Gold Vinyl Stickers!!! These items coordinate perfectly with the stamp set and colors! I do have to say that the tassels are super soft and not as bulky as I thought that would be. Tassels seem to be so in right now too! I love it!!!

You can purchase these items starting on May 1st! There are 2 different options to get these goodies.

Starter Bundle is $60.50 (US) and includes the following:

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!) FREE!

Click here to purchase this bundle!

Premier Bundle is $103.50 (US) and includes the following:

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!) FREE!

Click here to purchase this bundle!

Or you can purchase each item individually but you have to wait till June 1st!!!! Don’t forget that you will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers for any type of order you place – online or by sending  it to me! You can also earn Hostess Benefits when your order reaches $150!!! Make that wish list and be ready on May 1st!!!

To see these items in action, check out my unboxing and reveal of the Eastern Palace Suite below or click here! Don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe as I post every Tuesday and Thursday!!!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite New In-Color is!!!! Mine is the Lemon Lime, I think…..maybe!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


A Stamper’s Perfect T-Shirt!!!

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This is every stamper’s perfect T-Shirt! Of course some may be in different colors of a different style but this one is perfect for me. I love PINK and I love that baseball tee look!!!

Stamper's Perfect T-Shirt, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base. Next I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped all over the background. Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Inks are the colors I used! I simply stamped a few times on the 1/3 of the piece and then a few into the next 1/3″. This makes the pattern look like it blends into the next color.

Now for the focal point, I die cut the Pumpkin Pie square with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I love how the little stitching adds so much texture to the card! I added this to the center of the card. For the shirt, I stamped the girl’s shirt in Basic Black Ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White. All of these stamps are from the Custom Tee Stamp Set. I stamped the “baseball tee accents” in Melon Mambo Ink and die cut the shirt with the T-Shirt Builder Framelits. I added the shirt to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a few pops of color with some Brights Enamel Shapes!

I just love this card and it’s perfect for any stamper friend! The T-Shirt Builder Bundle is great for either gender and any age because there are so many options! Check out yesterday’s post where I showed off another sample and a video tutorial!

This bundle is retiring as well as many others. Check out the retiring list here and start shopping now because all of these items are while supplies last.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Tempting Techniques – T-Shirt Builder Bundle!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you using the T-Shirt Builder Bundle from the Occasions Mini Catalog! I love how this set is perfect for all ages and both men and women!!!

T-Shirt Builder Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for Father’s Day or change up the greeting and make it a Birthday Card!!! Either way, it’s the perfect Man Card and I really struggle with those! Let’s get started!

I used the T-Shirt Builder Bundle for this entire card! Starting with the shirt, I stamped the men’s shirt, buttons down the front, and the collar. All of them are stamped in Basic Black onto Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the tie in Basic Black onto Whisper White. Using the T-Shirt Builder Framelits, I die cut the shirt, collar, and tie. I thought the tie needed a pop of color so I colored in every other stripe with the Pacific Point Marker.

For the card, I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base. Next, I took a piece of Pacific Point cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the tie on the background in Pacific Point Ink. This gives the background a some pattern. After stamping the background, I adhered it to the card base. Then I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 2″) and ripped around the top edge for a little texture. I stamped the greeting from Custom Tee Stamp Set. The set actually says RAD DAD but I omitted the Rad part but just inking Dad. I stamped it below the #1! Then I adhered it to the bottom of the Pacific Point on the card . Then I added the shirt. The actual shirt was added flat to the card but I added the collar with a Stampin’ Dimensional to make the shirt look more real!

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! Check back tomorrow as I will be posting another sample using the T-Shirt Builder Bundle!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Stamping Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Stamping your own designer paper is fun and makes endless possibilities for all of your projects! I used the So In Love Stamp Set for this beauty!!!

Stamping Your Own Designer Paper, www.LauraStampPad.com

You all know I just love flowers and this card just makes my heart happy! The color combination is fabulous too – Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Rose Red!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped all over the background using the So In Love Stamp Set. The largest flower was stamped in Rose Red Ink. The set of four smaller flowers were stamped in Blushing Bride Ink. The greenery was stamped in Mint Macaron Ink. Be sure that when you are stamping your own designer paper that you fall off the edges so it looks like the pattern continues!

Once it was all stamped, I layered  it onto a piece of Rose Red measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Then I wrapped some Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around it and tied it into a knot. Because of the ribbon, I added this layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This way it lays nice and smooth! For the greeting, I die cut a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped it in Rose Red Ink. I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with some Pearls!

Background Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card would be perfect for so many different occasions. If you changed up the colors it would be fit each season too! Also, that color combination is just fabulous! Let me know your favorite color combo in the comments below! I need some new ones to try!!!

Happy Stampin

~Laura

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

 


Baby Bunny is just Adorable!!!

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This baby bunny is just precious and I used Basket Bunch Stamp Set which is Easter themed! I love using a stamp set in out of the box way! To see a few other samples with this set, click here and here!

Baby Bunny, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You could always create this little baby bunny card in pink, blue, or even yellow. Go with the color that you enjoy the best!

I started with a Whisper White card base! Next I die-cut a scallop oval and smooth oval using the Layering Ovals Framelits. With the smooth oval and the card base, I pounced the Embossing Buddy over the top to reduce any static on the paper before heat embossing. Next, I stamped the greeting from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set and bunny from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set in Versamark Ink. I poured Gold Embossing Powder over the top and heated it with the Heat Tool. Oh how I love watching the powder melt! It’s so magical every time! Check out this Video for the basic on Heat Embossing!

Now that the heat embossing is all complete, it’s time to add color! I stamped the dotted splatter on the background twice in Melon Mambo Ink using the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set. To color in the bunny, I used some Melon Mambo Ink and an Aqua Painter. I love how the embossed image acts like a little barrier to keep the ink/water in! To assemble the card, I layered the bunny oval onto the scallop oval. Then I took some Gold Thread and wrapped it around my fingers a few times (10-12), slid the loops off my fingers and twisted in the middle. Next, I placed this on  the back of the scallop oval and secured it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I always like to add more dimensionals to really make my gold thread fan out just so. Peel the backs off of the Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere to the card! It’s just so precious!!!

I know today is Thursday and I normally do a Video on Thursday but I did a special one yesterday for my Stampin’ Anniversary. You can check that out here!

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


All My Love for These Lace Doilies!!!

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These Lace Doilies are so amazing and I’m super sad to see them retiring. They are perfect because they are white on one side and vanilla on the other side!!! LOVE IT!!!

Lace Doilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a So Saffron card base. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and adhered some Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″) to the left side. I really feel like the flowers have a hint of yellow in them and this card really made it pop! For the greeting, I used one of the Lace Doilies (retiring in May) in the center. I adhered it with a little bit of Snail Adhesive in middle. Then I die cut a scallop circle using the Layering Circles Framelits and stamped the greeting from the So In Love Stamp Set.

Just for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added the scallop greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a few So Saffron Enamel Shapes for some random pops of color! A simple and elegant card for any occasion. The perfect one to always have on hand!

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Let me know in the comments what items you are sad to see go! These Lace Doilies are high on my list! Another item that I am sad to see go is the Decorative Label Punch.

Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Just one way for me to show my appreciation to you!!! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura