Spoiling the Doctors & Nurses!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Today, I just wanted to share a little on how we have enjoyed spoiling the Doctors & Nurses at our Baby Ziggy appointments. It’s something that is so small and simple to me but yet I think it makes a great impact on them. We LOVE everyone in the office and really appreciate their kindness and thoughtfulness through this entire pregnancy. We actually enjoy going to each appointment because we get to see our friends! I will miss them once Ziggy arrives for sure! 🙂

Spoiling the Doctors & Nurses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Here are 2 of the goodies that we took. I fell in love with Jelly Beans over Easter and thought I would share some! I simply took a cellophane bag and added some Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to the back with a little stamped greeting. The greeting says You Make Me So Happy but I crossed out me and wrote in Us! The top was tied off with some Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon! This was easy and simple!

The April Paper Pumpkin Kit (check it out here) had those fabulous greetings with You Are a Lifesaver. I took some Lifesaver Mints and added them to a Clear Envelope. Then I just used some leftover twine from the kit to tie around it and add the card. This was a great way to use up those little cards since they were too small to mail and they fit the occasion perfectly!

Apparently I didn’t take pictures of most of the treats we took in. I used the January Paper Pumpkin Kit for our Valentine’s/February appointment. Paper Pumpkin really helped me out with lots of these! I just love how it sets you up for upcoming holidays with time to spare. Rather than thinking what will I do for the occasion that is tomorrow…….the kit comes a month early for that occasion! Click here to try out Paper Pumpkin and see how fabulous it is!

Cinnamon Rolls, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Most of our appointments were in the afternoon but then we got an 8:45 a.m. appointment on Ziggy’s Due Date! Early appointments means breakfast!!!! We took in cinnamon rolls. No, I didn’t make them at home but these cinnamon rolls do hold a special place in my heart. Side story: Every Sunday growing up we would go to church as a family and then go to my Grandparents house afterwards for “breakfast.” This consisted of milk and a sweet (cake, cinnamon roll, etc) for the kids and coffee and a sweet for the adults. We got to play with our cousins and have a good time! My Grandma would make the sweet item about 98% of the time but every once in a while she would buy these cinnamon rolls. I saw them in the store the other day and just had to get some. They were amazing and brought back so many memories. I love and miss you, Grandma!

I hope that this post helped give you some ideas on simple ways you can use your stamping/crafty side to share the love with those around you. We all know the power of a card and how much it can lift someone’s spirits. Little gifts like this can do the same but reach a larger audience – co-workers, nurses, doctors, firemen, teachers, police, postal workers, and so many others. Don’t just stash away your cards and projects, share them with those around you!

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

~Laura

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Stunning Designer Series Paper!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’m sharing with you some of the stunning Designer Series Paper coming out in the New Catalog. I love patterned paper as a focal point on my card or project or a nice background. Stampin’ Up does an amazing job at knocking it out of the park with amazing patterns and designs. The bad thing is that the catalog only shows a small swatch so I’m here to help you out!!!

Stunning Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, this paper is a MUST HAVE in everyone’s collection – 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. It is bright beautiful colors and perfect patterns for so many different occasions. It’s like have a pair of jeans or a classic white shirt in your wardrobe! Polka Dots and stripes and perfect for a simple background or punching out balloons for a birthday card and so much more! I can see me going through lots of these packs of paper. Check out this Video Tutorial to see each sheet in all it’s glory!

Share What You Love Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my favorite so far – Share What You Love Designer Series Paper! This paper has stunning colors, flowers, and a pearlized look. That pearl shine is just amazing. It’s not like a foil but rather a glossy shine with that pearl iridescent look. I don’t know if that’s the best way to describe it but it’s stunning! Check out this video for a full look at each sheet and the shine!

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper has lots of fun floral patterns but the other side includes lots of great background and more subtle patterns. This makes the paper very versatile for different occasions. There are also lots of different colors for more masculine and feminine looks. I love flowers so of course I was drawn to this but I’m also loving the new color combinations and can’t wait to play with them! Check out each sheet in the Video Tutorial below!

Stay tuned for more Designer Series Paper reveals once the New Catalog officially comes out on June 1st! Also, let me know in the comments which paper pack is your favorite! I would love to hear from you and know which one you can’t wait to see samples using it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


So Many Ways to One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Yesterday I shared with you a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder idea! Today, I’m sharing more samples using that same template. There are really endless possibilities with whatever colors, paper, and embellishments you have on hand! Check out all of these fun ideas because there are just so many ways to One Sheet Wonder!

So Many Ways To One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for all of these which can be used as black and white or colored in. There are lots of ways to color this designer paper like with a Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, or Watercolor Pencils! I used Enamel Shapes for the top card and Perfect White Accents for the bottom one!

I'm Lucky To Have a Friend Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Any color goes with this style of One Sheet Wonder. I used Island Indigo and Berry Burst for the top card and Soft Sky and Calypso Coral for the bottom one. You can always use whatever you have on hand or whatever color combination you like the most! Also, don’t forget about the 2 different sides of the designer paper too!

One Sheet Wonders with Enamel Shapes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m really going to miss Crinkled Seam Binding as I love that ribbon so much! The greeting I used for all of these is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in the new Share What You Love Bundles out this month! You can purchase the stamp set alone starting next month when the New Catalog comes out!


One Sheet Wonder with Vinyl Stickers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Add in some bling with the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite. It was fun adding these as borders, accents and even cutting them to get more use. For the bigger images, simply place it down on the edge of the card and trim off the excess. Then use that little piece along another edge or peaking out from the designer paper layer!

Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below! I think mine is the Berry Burst and Island Indigo with the Crinkled Seam Binding and the Vinyl Stickers. I just love that color combination so much! If you would like to see the video tutorial for this One Sheet Wonder, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! It is a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder as I know how much you all love One Sheet Wonders!

6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Quick and simple pattern and super easy to change up the greeting to whatever you need the most. I made up this style of One Sheet Wonder to use up some Designer Paper I had on hand but also ribbon and embellishments! I love how they all turned out. Today, I’m sharing this pattern but tomorrow I will be showing a more options with different colors, paper, and embellishments!

Starting with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper, cut at 2″. Then trim that 2″ x 6″ piece at 5-1/4″ for a nice long detailed piece which I cut a laying piece to match measuring 5-1/4″ x 3″. Next, with the 4″ x 6″ piece, I cut along the 6″ at every 1-1/2″. This creates 4 pieces measuring 4″ x 1-1/2″ and then I cut layering pieces to match measuring 4″ x 2″. This creates 5 pieces for 5 cards with the only waste being a small 2″ x 3/4″ piece. How amazing is that?? If you are using a 12″ x 12″ sheet, that means you can get 20 cards from the full piece. If you are using a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack, it’s 5 cards per sheet!

Using Up Ribbon & Embellishments, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I made up these packets so I could use up supplies and have cards ready to create. I used some Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon and Perfect White Accents for this set of cards! The greeting is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set which is in the Share What You Love Bundles available this month! One ink pad and one stamp set makes these cards even more quick and simple! I love it!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Stuffed Animal Sweetness!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I’m sharing this adorable card that is fulled with stuffed animal sweetness. Aren’t these little things just precious?!?!?

Stuffed Animal Sweetness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While this card did require some coloring, it was a fairly quick and simple card to make multiples of! Probably out of the 3 different baby Thank You notes, this one was the easiest. You can check out the others here and here!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Powder Pink patterned paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. For the focal point, I stamped the stuffed animals from the Baby Moon Stamp Set (retiring) in Memento Black Ink. Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the little ones in. I didn’t really do any special blending, just colored and had fun. I did use both the light and dark marker on the bear for his face. Then I stamped the greeting below the animals from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set (retiring). Finally, I layered this piece onto a piece of Powder Pink and added it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know I need a little texture on my card and I just love Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

Moon Baby, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I made a lot of these, I needed lots of the designer paper. The Fresh Florals pack is perfect because there are lots of sheets in each of the In Colors so I just picked out all of the Powder Pink sheets and used the different designs. Which one do you like best – more Powder Pink with the fan pattern or more Whisper White with the floral pattern? Let me know in the comments below!

Baby Thank You Notes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Many of the items I used for this card are retiring at the end of the month. Don’t wait too long or they will be sold out. Some of the retiring items are even on sale up to 50% off! Woot Woot! Click here to check out all of the items and shop!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Thank You Beary Much!!!

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Today, I wanted to share another card that I made for baby thank you notes. This Thank You Beary Much card is just so precious!!! Baby Bear looks so real and soft and cuddly! 🙂

Thank You Beary Much, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Isn’t this teddy just adorable??? He is a 3 step stamped image but I used the Stamparatus and it was smooth sailing! I love that tool!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (no longer available) and cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece. Then, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the teddy bear from the Baby Bear Stamp Set! I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement especially since I was making multiples. I started with image #3 in Early Espresso Ink. Next, I used Soft Suede for image #2 and then Crumb Cake for image #1 (more solid image).

3 Step Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I was able to do 2 images at the same time and then I ran through for the last stamped bear image. It went fairly fast actually since I didn’t have to focus and line up each bear myself. This way I could watch a movie while stamping or let me mind wander. 🙂 After all, stamping should be relaxing and fun and not stressful! Once the bear was stamped, I layered it onto a piece of Powder Pink cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

For the greeting, I cut out some Powder Pink and stamped the greeting in Early Espresso Ink. Using the Triple Banner Punch, I punched both ends and added a little knot of ribbon. I love that Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon for a little bit of bling and shine! The greeting was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals too!

3 Designs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I made so many of this style of thank you note, I used different sheets from the Springtime Foils Paper Pack. Which is your favorite – dots, stripes, or floral?? Mine is the dots! I just like that random dotted look and the rose gold color! Leave your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simple Sweet Soirée!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Let’s start off the week with this quick and simple Sweet Soirée card! I love this card because you can add any greeting and it uses up every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper! Woot Woot!

Simple Sweet Soirée, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a great card template to have on hand because it can work with any designer paper, ribbon, and greeting! Also, with all the colors in the paper, you can use any one of them as the card base. The same goes for the ribbon. I used up lots of different styles of ribbon making this card!

I started with a Marina Mist card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Paper and cut it into 4″ x 4″ squares. One sheet of the designer paper will get you 9 squares! How awesome is that?!?!? Now for the greeting, I cut a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 2″. Using the Special Celebrations Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzleberry Ink.

To assemble the card, I added the greeting piece to the top portion of the card, leaving a nice border around the top and sides. Next, I took the designer paper and added it to the bottom portion, again leaving a border all around. There will be a little bit of overlap. Then, I tied some Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon around the card to the inside on that overlap. I finished the card off with a few Subtles Enamel Shapes!

TIPS: I like to tie the ribbon to the inside of the card so that I can use less Whisper White. If I tied it around the front layer, I would need a full 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to stamp and layer the designer paper on. This way I’m saving on paper and thickness of the card. Another bonus is that when I do tie my ribbon to the inside, I like to make the card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ so I’m using less ribbon than if I went 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple card. Also, a few little tips on saving product is always a plus! 🙂 Don’t forget that the Sweet Soirée Designer Paper is retiring at the end of the month (or while supplies last). Click here to check out all of the retiring items before they are gone!

Happy Stampin!

~Laura

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Share What You Love Early Release Bundles!!!

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Happy Tuesday….May…..Ziggy Arrival Month!!!! Today, I’m taking a break on Technique Tuesday to share with you the Share What You Love Early Release Bundles!!!! This suite of products will be in the New Catalog coming out on June 1st. Stampin’ Up is releasing some fun bundles a month early though. The only way to purchase these items is as a bundle and there are FREE ITEMS too! Woot Woot!

Share What You Love Early Release Bundles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I LOVE this suite of items because there are flowers and the color combination is just amazing. I am super loving those Pearlized Doilies as well. I love a good doily but for a clean, elegant, white look and not a rustic, antique look so these are perfect!!! Let me know which you prefer in the comments below! Am I alone here or do others prefer it that way?

For this card, I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a 4″ x 4″ piece of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I added adhesive along the right edge for the doily. I cut a Pearlized Doily in half and attached it to the adhesive on the designer paper and added it to the card front. Cutting doilies in half or pie shaped pieces is an awesome way to get even more fabulous projects out of each one. I did add a few Mini Glue Dots to a few scallops of the doily to really secure it down too!

For the greeting, I die cut a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Using the Love What You Do Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Then I stamped the leaves in Old Olive Ink. Before adding the greeting, I put a little Snail Adhesive across the center of the card and placed 2 strips of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon down. After placing the ribbon down, I cut the tips to create that fun look. Then, I added the greeting over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure not to put dimensionals in the center where the ribbon will be and your greeting will lay much smoother.

There are 4 NEW Bundles of goodies that are available starting today!!! The Share What You Love Suite comes in 3 Bundles – Just Getting Started, A Little More, Please, and Gotta Have It All. Each tier of bundles has one or more FREE items in it and of course all of the products coordinate together. This month only is when you can purchase these products as a bundle and get the FREE item. The 4th Bundle option is the New 2018-2020 In Color Collection of Ink Pads. Woot Woot!!!!! Click here to see all of the items and order yours today!!!

If you would like to see all of the products 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


Pizza Box Perfection!!!

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Yesterday I showed off a fabulous home decor Welcome sign with interchangeable images for seasons and occasions. You can check that out here. In order to store the little decorations when not in use, I decorated a pizza box. This adorable thing is just pizza box perfection and great to use on gifts and so much more!

Pizza Box Perfection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It’s just so fabulous and super super easy to make!!!! Just some ribbon and designer paper!!! It looks amazing too and perfect for gift giving! Gift cards, money, tags, mini cards, jewelry, food, and more fits in there. The box is food safe so putting in a cookie or something would be fabulous!

First I folded on all of the score lines for the Pizza Box. The plastic side goes inside the box (food safe liner). Once the box was assembled, I actually went ahead and added some Tear And Tape to the back inside flaps to keep the box from laying open. This is because the ribbon holds the frame of the box and I wanted it to be extra secure and not pulling on that ribbon. Then I cut 3 pieces of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack measuring 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. That means I can get 9 squares (3 boxes) from one sheet of Designer Paper. Woot Woot! I added one to the top, one to the bottom and one to the inside lid!

Decorated Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the ribbon, I added a strip of Tear And Tape all around the box. Then I pressed the Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon into the tape starting and ending in the front where the bow is. I picked this spot to start and end so that my bow would cover up the meet up point. Next, I made a little bow and added it to the front of the box with Mini Glue Dots! I just love it!!! Super cute and simple!

Do you like to make fun gift packaging? Let me know your favorite in the comments below! Also, stay tuned for more details on that cute summer decor in the box! It’s one for my Welcome Frame!

To purchase any of the items used today, click the images below! The Designer Paper is retiring and while supplies last!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Love With All Your Heart!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I feel like this card is so heart warming and the greeting is so powerful – Live Every Moment, Laugh Every Day, Love With All of Your Heart. This card is perfect for any occasion or day!!!

Love With All Your Heart, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Shades of pink, sweet hearts, and that amazing greeting makes me love this card so much!

I started with a Powder Pink card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped hearts on the top half. The hearts are from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set and were stamped in Powder Pink and Berry Burst Ink. Be sure to fall off the edges of the cardstock so it looks like the pattern continues. On the bottom portion, I added a piece of the Powder Pink Fresh Florals Designer Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″). Then I tied some Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding around the middle to cover up the seam of the paper.

Hearts of Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set onto Powder Pink cardstock. Then I punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added some Rhinestones to the top and bottom of the greeting for a little bit of bling. I also die cut a few Berry Burst hearts with the coordinating Support Ribbon Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I added the hearts with the Fine Tip Glue Pen! The die cut hearts are super necessary as I did another sample without them and loved it just the same!

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this card, click on the supplies below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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