Merry & Bright!!!

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It’s the Christmas Season so we should all be merry & bright……right??? We should all try at least. I know the holidays can make us all a little crazy and stressed out trying to get everything done. Thank goodness Claire is too little to know this year because I feel like that is helping me ease into this all. I promise she will have a stocking next year. 🙂

Merry & Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the bright colors of this card and that cute little greeting. This was another fabulous card idea that I got from Vacation Stamping School. Swapping ideas with other stampers is the best!!!!

I started with a Real Red card base and added some of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper to the center. Next, I stamped the lightbulbs and punched them out with the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set and coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I used Call Me Clover, Crushed Curry, and Real Red Inks. For the ends of the bulbs, I punched out Gold Glimmer Paper. To adhere the pieces together, I added a Mini Glue Dot to the end of the colored bulb and pressed the gold end onto it. Then I used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the end and a regular Stampin’ Dimensional on the bulb.

Colored Christmas Light Bulbs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I punched out a 2-1/4″ Circle Punch and stamped the wreath image from the Making Christmas Bright in Crushed Curry Ink. Then I stamped the line in Memento Black Ink and added the light bulbs. Be sure to place them down so your words read correctly. That may sound silly but I just about had it say And Bright Merry. 🙂 I added this to the card front and finished it off with some Real Red Rhinestones!!! It’s the perfect little card for the season.

Want to make this card? Check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Holiday Mini Catalog ends on January 2nd so get these items before they are gone! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Christmas Lights With All The Colors!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Yesterday in class I did a poll on whether you prefer white or colored Christmas Lights. It was about 50/50. So now I’m asking all of you! Christmas lights with all the colors or just white lights??? Let me know in the comments below!

Christmas Lights With All The Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This was another fabulous card idea that I got at our Vacation Stamping School event in August! I changed it up a smidge and LOVE IT!!! There is a little technique on this card that I just wish you could see it better. Each of the lights have a bit of twinkle to them. I watercolored them with Wink of Stella! Yeah! That’s a thing. Just pick up the ink with the brush like you would an Aqua Painter and paint on the color and shimmer at once! Amazing!

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the string of lights from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set. It was stamped in Stazon Black Ink since I watercolored the bulbs. Using the Wink of Stella Brush, I dabbed it into some ink and then brushed on color. A little shimmer and a little color all in one!

Christmas Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I added a strip of the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper. Then I punched out a 2-1/4″ Call Me Clover circle. Using the wreath image from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set, I stamped it in Call Me Clover Ink. To get that full look, I stamped it, inked it again and stamped a little to the left of the first one. Then I stamped again but a little lower than the first one and a little to the right from the first one. This makes the wreath look full! I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Coloring with Wink of Stella, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped the greeting onto Whisper White and then punched it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and added it to the wreath. Don’t forget to stamp Bright on the inside of the card! To finish it off, I added some Red Rhinestones for holly berries and a little knot of Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon! All the shimmer and shine!!!

Want to create this card? Check out the supply list below! Don’t forget that all orders of $75 or more will earn the Buffalo Check Stamp Set for FREE from me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All My Love Designer Series Paper Reveal!!!

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The Occasions Mini Catalog is coming out on January 3rd and I’m so excited!!! I wanted to start sharing some of the goodies with you. Today, I’m sharing the All My Love Designer Series Paper!!! This paper is perfect for Valentine’s Day but there are lots of great prints for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Weddings, and more. It’s got flowers so you all know I’m in love!

All My Love Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it so pretty??? I love all the shades of pinks and reds and everything in between! The other thing that I love about Stampin’ Up’s designer paper is that one side is usually holiday themed or a specific design but the other side is simple like stripes/dots/etc. This makes it perfect to use up all of the paper even if you don’t use it for that holiday. I will probably use some of the hearts for Valentine’s Day but then use the rest for other occasions. It’s perfect!

If you would like to see all of these sheets as a full 12″ x 12″ rather than the little swatch in the catalog, 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. I’ll be posting more of the paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog soon!!! 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


Froofy Shmoofer Card!!!

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My husband names this card the Froofy Shmoofer card!!! I say that works, right?? Either way it’s a great card for any occasion, even Christmas!

Froofy Shmoofer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greenery piece from the First Frost Stamp Set. It is stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink. I started on the side and stamped it up high, flipped it over and stamped it towards the bottom and over and over. This creates a more random pattern. Then I added a little strip of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper across the center.

Detailed Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using just a little bit of adhesive in the center of the designer paper, I then added a little bit of the Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled. Don’t worry if it doesn’t seem secure because the greeting will also help hold it in place. For the greeting, I stamped it from the First Frost Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. Then I took another greenery piece form the set and stamped it over the top in Soft Sea Foam Ink. Then, I punched a few Soft Sea Foam sprigs with the Sprig Punch. I added these on opposing corners. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card would be a perfect for a winter wedding, Christmas, or even a just because. What occasion would you use this card for?? Let me know in the comments below!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Festive Farmhouse Fun!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend! We got to spend lots of time with both sides of the family. It was amazing and Claire enjoyed all the attention. Wish me luck today as I am her only entertainment. 🙂 Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to prepare for the next holiday!!! I created this cute and simple Festive Farmhouse fun card for just the occasion!

Festive Farmhouse Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m all about quick and simple cards this year because I just don’t seem to have much time lately now with little Miss Claire in our lives! 🙂 This card also uses every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Paper because it is a 4″ x 3″ piece! Bonus!

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base. Next, I took a piece of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) and layered it onto a piece of Crumb Cake (4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″). Then I added this piece to the card front. I took a piece of the Striped Burlap Trim and cut the ends to a point, making the points opposite for each end. Just add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to the designer paper and press the ribbon into it. It won’t be held super strong at this point but that’s okay. Adding the greeting over the top will hold it much better.

For the greeting, I used the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set. The kit is amazing but the coordinating stamp set is SUPER versatile. Check out these samples using it here and here! The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink and punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch. Then I layered it onto a Cherry Cobbler Scallop Circle. The scallop was die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits. The framelits create smooth and scalloped circles but I used my punch for the smooth one to go faster! If you only have the framelits, it would work perfectly! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture and to go smooth over the ribbon!

Do you like quick and simple cards for Christmas or more intricate, detailed ones? Let me know in the comments below! I’m off to work on my cards today! I have a lot to create since my family is huge and all of my customers get one! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Do You Make Thanksgiving Cards???

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Do You Make Thanksgiving Cards?? I know that holiday isn’t one of the big ones but it’s actually my 2nd favorite after Easter!!! Being thankful, more low key, and rather simple are just a few reasons why it is my favorite! I don’t typically make cards for it though, rather fall cards that work for Thanksgiving too. What is your favorite holiday?? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanksgiving Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is great all year around since we should really be counting our blessings each and every day! With these colors, I think this card makes a great Fall/Winter card though!

I started with a Soft Suede card base. Next, I took a strip of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/2″) and placed it on the lower half of the card front. The greeting was stamped from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink. I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture!

For the floral piece, I used the First Frost Stamp Set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits. Don’t forget to Bundle & Save 10% on these amazing products. First, I layered a Mossy Meadow leaf down and then placed the Silver Foil flower on top. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere these to the card front. The top layer was stamped in Gray Granite and then die cut using the coordinating die.

While typically I am not a fan of neutrals, I really like the soft neutral look of this card. Maybe it’s because there is still a pop of color and shine in the designer paper and silver foil! I love it! If you would like to make this card, check out the supplies listed below! To see more samples using these 2 stamp sets, click here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All The Shimmer & Shine!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!!! Today, I’m sharing this amazing and very simple card. It’s got all the shimmer & shine which just makes it fabulous!

All The Shimmer & Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Can we just stare at this card for another moment??? Isn’t it amazing? The Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper has that amazing shine to it that just makes it pop and look so pretty all on its own. I like letting the paper do all of the work!!!

For this card, I used a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. It’s really hard to pick which piece to place down because both sides are amazing. Then I took another piece of the designer paper measuring 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and placed it towards the bottom of the card. This offers a nice little contrasting piece to help the greeting stand out.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the First Frost Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink. The greeting was stamped on Mint Macaron that was punched with the Banner Triple Punch for those perfect banner tips! I added the greeting to the card front on the right side with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture. On the left side, I adhered a little bow with Mini Glue Dots that was made with the Braided Linen Trim. This card was super quick and simple and yet stunning!

Do you prefer quick and simple cards or more detailed elaborate cards? Maybe you prefer a little bit of both depending on the day or how much time you have?? Let me know in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birthday Star!!!

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Happy Monday!!! The Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper may look all pretty, floral, and feminine but check out this fun Birthday Star card that is rather masculine.

Birthday Star, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Mossy Meadow measuring 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and layered on a piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Paper. This paper is beautiful because it is printed on shimmery paper. I love it!!! The Designer Paper measures 4″ x 3″ which is perfect for using up every inch of the 12″ x 12″ sheet. I love when I don’t have to waste any of it!

For the greeting, I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow measuring 2″ x 3″ and layered on a piece of Whisper White measuring 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. The greeting was stamped from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink. This stamp set has greetings for every occasion and a coordinating greeting for the inside. For a little decoration, I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon to the left hand side. On the top, I folded the ribbon to the back side and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then placed some Tear And Tape down and pressed the burlap into it. Using the All Is Bright Paperclips, I added the little star which also secured the ribbon. The greeting was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Do you think this card looks masculine? Let me know in the comments below! You could also recreate this card with a more floral piece from the same pack of paper for a feminine look or even a different occasion than birthdays!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Spooky Kitty!!!

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I love kitty cats and think they are just precious and fun. I don’t really feel like black cats are spooky unless it’s Halloween! Do you think this is a spooky kitty??

Spooky Kitty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Today, I’m going to share some tips on how I can create fun Halloween cards without buying lots of Halloween goodies. First of all, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween but that doesn’t mean I can’t make a few cards to send out! Therefore, I like to purchase minimal Halloween products but still create fabulous projects. Do you like to send out Halloween Cards?

For this card, I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base. Next, I took a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and added some Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper to the bottom (4″ x 3″). Using the Black Glittered Ribbon, I tied it into a knot around the top of the designer paper because  it smooths out the transition from designer paper to cardstock. Next, I stamped the greeting which is from a past September Paper Pumpkin kit which was Halloween themed. Paper Pumpkin always has perfect holiday stuff in it that can be used over and over. I love it!!! The greeting was stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink so it pops out on the purple.

Hat & A Cat, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Finally for the decorations, I used the Cat Punch and more Toil & Trouble Designer Paper. The spooky hat was fussy cut from one of the sheets. This was quick and it’s super cool to add an accent like this to your card even if you don’t like fussy cutting like me! The cat was added to the card front with Snail Adhesive and the hat was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals for texture.

So for this adorable card, I only purchase the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. The Paper Pumpkin subscription stamps and the Cat Punch were items I had on hand already. If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get fun holiday stamps for every occasion, click here!!!

I hope you enjoyed this simple and fun card!!! Hope you enjoyed this card and it gives you inspiration for your Halloween Cards this year! Click the supplies below to get yours created!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Using Up the Pieces!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I wanted to share a card I created by using up the pieces I had leftover from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. It’s October so Halloween is almost here and I just had 1 sheet of the paper left. Here is what I came up with.

Using Up The Pieces, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I tend to cut my designer paper into 4″ x 3″ rectangles a lot because this uses up every inch of the 12″ x 12″ sheet. I like when I can use it all up with no scrap left behind.

Pumpkin Pie is the color I used for the card base. Then I layered on the piece of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) to the bottom portion of the card front. I tied some Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the card for some texture. While it is a bit see through, it still softens the transition from the cardstock to the designer paper. For the greeting, I used the Everyday Label Punch and the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. I stamped it in Soft Suede Ink. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought about adding bling or some sort of embellishment around the greeting but decided to just go simple. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, if you would like to check out more samples using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, click here, here, and here! I had so much fun with that set last year and was excited to get it out again this Fall!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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