Fussy Cutting Frenzy!!!

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Do you like to fussy cut?? You know where you cut out an image by hand rather than having a punch or framelit! I’m not a fan of it because I don’t have the patience. Apparently the day I made this card I had lots of time because I went on a Fussy Cutting Frenzy!!!

Fussy cutting frenzy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Minus the fussy cutting frenzy that took place to make this card, it was a fairly simple card. The amazing Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper and Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set did all the hard work!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Next, I stamped along the side using the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set and Mint Macaron Ink. TIP: Start somewhere in the middle with the circle image. Then stamp the twisted image on either side and fill in till it is complete. Also, make sure the twisted image is on the edge/falls off the edge. The designer paper will cover up the other end so if they aren’t all level, that’s okay! I did this same stamped image on the inside of the card too!

Next, I added the piece of Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper measuring 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Be sure it covers up all of the ends of the twisted stamped images. Then I fussy cut out the hummingbird from another piece of the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper. This paper is so gorgeous! Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the hummingbird to the card front!

For the greeting, I stamped it in Soft Suede Ink and punched it out with the coordinating Timeless Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). Then I stamped it again in Terracotta Tile Ink so I could fussy cut (hand cut it out) out the word kindness. Next, I glued the word kindness over the other one and flipped it over to add the ribbon. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the ribbon, I laid the ribbon down in a squiggle pattern and then added it to the card front.

Memorable Mosaic, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I did the same pattern of stamping along the edge and then I added some Very Vanilla cardstock to write on! This also covers up the unevenness of the twisted stamped image! 🙂

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the video 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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Sending Happy Wishes!!!

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The Mosaic Suite from the New Annual Catalog is so beautiful. The colors and styles of the tiles on the stamps and designer paper are so fun! This image Sending Happy Wishes Your Way is actually a stamp in Terracotta Tile ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. See I’m telling you, amazing set of products!!!

Sending Happy Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is actually really easy to make and could be done in a few different colors! This makes it more fun to mix and match and use products you might already have!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Next, I ripped the edges of a piece of Soft Suede just a bit on both sides. This gives the card some texture and a bit of a rustic look. Then, I layered on a piece of the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper measuring 2″ x 5-1/2″. I added this down the center of the card front.

For the greeting, I first punched out a Very Vanilla circle with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch to help pop the greeting pop! Next, I stamped the greeting from the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set in Terracotta Tile Ink onto Very Vanilla. Sending Happy Wishes Your Way is perfect for any occasion! Using the coordinating Timeless Tile Punch, I punched out the greeting. For those fun loops of Linen Thread, I wrapped it around my 4 fingers. Next, I pulled the loops off and twisted them into a figure 8 and placed them on the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured the loops all fanned out and added it to the card front!

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If you want to make this card, check out the supplies listed below! Also, stay tuned as I have a lot more cards to share using the Mosaic Mood Suite!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All Days Are Beautiful…

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…that begin with you!!! Isn’t that a fabulous greeting?!?!? I mean come on! If you got a card that said that, you are sure to smile! Am I right?? Of course, all days are beautiful when they are sunny too!!! Or days that are spent with friends and family!!! Or really just any day we wake up in the morning!

All Days Are Beautiful, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses products from the Perennial Essence Suite which I showed off yesterday as well as tips and inspiration. Let’s get started on the details for this fabulous card!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I layered on a piece of Petal Pink (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then a strip of the Perennial Essence Designer Paper (2″ x 5″). This paper is just stunning and even though each strip looks differently, it’s all fabulous!

For the greeting, I punched out a 2-1/4″ Circle from the So Saffron piece of the Perennial Essence Designer Vellum. One side is darker and shiny and the other side is more pale and rough looking. You can use whichever side you prefer!! Then I stamped the flower and greeting from the Floral Essence Stamp Set. The flower was stamped in Petal Pink Ink with a So Saffron center. The greeting was stamped in Blackberry Bliss. I layered these together and added them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for texture! To finish it off, I added a few Basic Sequins!

Floral Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course Blackberry Bliss is too dark to be able to write on so I added some Whisper White to the inside and stamped a coordinating flower! I’m really loving the decorated inside of cards lately. I think it’s here to stay! Do you decorate the inside of your cards? Let me know in the comments!

Check out the supply list below so you can make this card!! Don’t forget all orders of $40 or more earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers! Also, don’t forget that all days are beautiful….especially those that I get to spend with you here on my blog, social media, or stamping in person!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Tips for the Perennial Essence Suite!!!

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Today, I’m sharing some tips for the Perennial Essence Suite because I’m loving it so much!!! After all it does have flowers and words in a scroll-y font! 🙂

Tips for the Perennial Essence Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let’s start with tips for using the flower stamp and coordinating punch!! For each flower, you will need to stamp and punch 2 of them. They overlay in the center to create a beautiful 6 petal flower. There is a leaf stamp in the set that coordinates with the Leaf Punch in the Annual Catalog too! This can be used to layer with the flower but if you don’t have the Leaf Punch don’t worry. Simply stamp the flower in green or onto green and punch it out with the Perennial Flower Punch and use that as the leaves.

Layering Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Some more tips for the Perennial Essence Suite are with the flowers. There are 3 other flowers in the set as well which can be stamped alone or layered on top of each other a completely different look. I stamped the bigger flower off once for a lighter look and then the smaller flower on top in full strength ink. I just love flower stamp set because there are so many fabulous looks! There are also 3 different flower centers, one to match each flower! The largest circle center would make a fun polka dot background too!

If you would like to see all of these ideas in action as well as a sneak peak of samples, check out the video 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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Woven Threads Designer Paper!!!

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The New Catalog is officially here and I still have lots of fabulous papers to share with you. The little swatch in the catalog just doesn’t show how amazing this paper really is. Today, I’m sharing with you the Woven Threads Designer Paper. You can check out other ones here and here!

Woven Threads Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper has a rustic antique look to it but also great prints for backgrounds! It isn’t super gender specific as well so it would work with any occasion/gender. The colors used in this paper are the 2019-2020 In Colors – Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile. There is also an entire Suite of products that coordinate including embossing folders, stamps, sequins, and ribbon! I can’t wait to play with this paper and the frame embossing folders!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Woven Threads Designer Paper in a full piece, check out the video 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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Quick Thinking of You Card!!!

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Sometimes I like to really go all out on a card and other times I like quick and simple. That might be because of lack of time or a lack of creativity. Surely I’m not alone here. There are times I sit down to stamp and I got nothing. It is a struggle and I question everything. Then there are times I sit down and I can’t stamp/create fast enough. Try this with that and oh oh oh what about this. Have you had those days?? Let me know in the comments below! Today, I’m sharing this quick thinking of you card that I created on a blah day! Still nailed it I think! 🙂

Quick Thinking of You Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course it is fabulous, I used the amazing Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper!!! It is so beautiful!

I started with a Whisper White card base which means I don’t need to insert a white piece on the inside for writing on. Woot Woot! Next, I stamped the filigree image from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set on either ends in Mossy Meadow Ink. Then I added a 4″ x 4″ square of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper in the middle. Using a piece of this size means that you can get 9 of these cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper with no waste!

For the greeting, I used the Everyday Label Punch and the NEW Timeless Label Punch!!! Stamping the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set on Whisper White and layering it onto Petal Pink. Before adding it to the card front, I added a small strip of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon. Then I added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Get through this together, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I stamped another greeting from the same set in Mossy Meadow Ink. Then I stamped one of the flowers in Petal Pink! Just perfect! Also, is this greeting not the most fabulous thing ever?? I love it!

If you want to recreate this quick thinking of you card, check out the supplies listed below! Also, check out all the Magnolia Lane Designer Paper by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Follow Your Art!!!

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Today, I’m sharing the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper!!! This paper is super cute and can be used for so many different projects. Kids cards for those who love to craft and create! Cards for all of your stamping, scrapbooking, and crafty friends! Use it on a scrapbook page with photos from a crop or stamping event! It would also be perfect for teacher gifts too!!! There are endless possibilities!!

Follow Your Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper has specific crafty items on one side like ribbons, pencils, hot glue gun, etc. The other side has fun patterns to use for any style of card like stripes, smears, and shapes. That is what makes Stampin’ Up designer paper so versatile. There is always at least one side you love! That 3rd sheet in has fun stitches all over it which is perfect for sewing friends!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper in a full piece, check out the video 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


The NEW CATALOG IS HERE!!!

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Can you tell I am excited???? The New Catalog is here!!! I am really excited because Stampin’ Up has fabulous products and I just love the new stuff!!! The papers are stunning. The In-Colors are fun and different. The ribbons are gorgeous and the bling is well…..blingy!!! Click here to start shopping!

The New Catalog is Here, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The New In-Colors are Terracotta Tile which is a coral/orange color; almost like a burnt orange. Then there is Purple Posy which is my favorite because it is the perfect light purple to go with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape which I’m loving now. Seaside Spray is a very light blue and Pretty Peacock is a deeper blue green. These 2 go together very well and have that perfect water/nautical look! They are excellent for masculine cards! The last color is Rococo Rose and I just love saying that out loud. Go ahead and say it! This color is like a pinky/mauve color. Which is your favorite??

There are also tons of pretty designer papers! I have been doing the full sheet reveals on my YouTube Channel for a few weeks now. This gives you a better look at the paper because seeing the full sheet is totally different than just a little swatch. You can check out all of those here! Stay tuned as I have more coming soon now that I can order all of them. Only a select few were available for the demonstrator pre-order!

Let me know what you are most excited about now that the New Catalog is here!!! Also, if you have any requests for a review of a product, ideas for certain stamp sets, or anything else, just let me know in the comments below! I will do my best to show you all what you are looking for! Click here to check it all out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Strolling Down Garden Lane!!!

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Stop and smell the flowers!!! Let’s go strolling down garden lane!!! Okay actually there are no flowers in this designer paper but I think it will be perfect for floral cards!!! These shades of green are perfect backgrounds for any style of card – masculine or feminine!

Strolling Down Garden Lane, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these fabulous shades and prints. I think these would make great masculine cards. They will also make great background patterns for all my flowers cards. You all know how much I love flowers on my cards!! I just can’t get enough!

Don’t forget you can check out more of these paper reveals here and here. Enjoy strolling down Garden Lane! 🙂 Let me know in the comments which one your favorite is so far!! I can’t wait to start playing with them and showing off all the projects! So far my favorite is the Mosaic Mood and the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper!!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Garden Lane Designer Series Paper in a full piece, check out the video 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


More Gingham Fun!!!

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Last week I shared some fabulous cards using the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. Check that out here! Today, I’m sharing more gingham fun! Let me know in the comments which set your favorite is!

More gingham fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards were created using Grapefruit Grove card bases. Next, I too Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a piece of the gingham to the left side measuring 2″ x 4″. The other card uses a piece measuring 5-1/2″ x 2″. The inside uses the leftover pieces. For the triangles, I was left with a 2″ square which I just cut corner to corner. The greetings were stamped from the Well Said Stamp Set! I used the same greetings for both but flip flopped them from one card to the next with which one is on the outside.

Blue & Yellow Gingham, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For 1 of the blue cards and 1 of the yellow cards, I decided to switch it up! I just love blue and yellow together! I used 1″ x 4″ strips and stamped the greeting in between. Using the Butterfly Gala Punch, I punched out 2 Balmy Blue and 2 Daffodil Delight. I added 2 to the front and used the other 2 for the inside decoration! The baby card used the Rectangle Stitched Shapes for all the pieces. The stitched frame is super cute and then I used the inside rectangle for the inside of the card. Adorable!! This style would work for the other colors of gingham too.

Yellow Gingham, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the Daffodil Delight cards, I used one set of the blue! Simple squares for a quick and easy card. The ribbon was colored with the Stampin’ Blends Markers! I recommend maybe using the light marker as it seems the dark marker was a bit too dark. That is all personal preference though! For the top card, I used the Banner Triple Punch and Layering Circles Framelits!!! The Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins made for the perfect finishing touch!

I had so much fun creating all 10 of these cards using the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper!!! Tons of all occasion cards to have on hand. The Well Said Stamp Set was the perfect set for inside and outside greetings! I love it! Click the supplies below to make some of your own! So much more gingham fun!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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