Garden of Lilies!!!

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My Mom is a huge gardener. She loves to do and has a yard full of gardens with flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more! Me…..not so much! My thumbs are pink (only because that’s the ink color I use the most), not green! I do enjoy going to visit and walking around the yard looking at all of the flowers though! To see all of the color variations and what is blooming at different times of year is just amazing to me! Lilies are my favorite flower so if I ever did get a green thumb, I would have a garden of lilies!

Shades of Purple Lilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. It is so elegant and real looking! I also love a stamp set with images and greetings. Not just outside greetings but this set has inner and outer greetings. BONUS!!!!! I love it!

I started with this card using a Highland Heather card base. Next, I added a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the lilies from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set. The center Lily was done with Gorgeous Grape Ink and the smaller ones in Highland Heather Ink. All the stems and leaves were stamped in Garden Green Ink. It’s okay if the stems and leaves look all over the place and like a mess because once you put the ribbon and greeting on, it just looks like a fabulous garden!

Garden of Lilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

See what I mean with the crazy stems and leaves. They look all over the place and floating. I didn’t add the leaves to the center stem because I thought it would look too crowded so I just added them around the edges. Once I was finished stamping, I added some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon and tied it into a knot. For the greeting, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits with Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape cardstock. The greeting was stamped in Gorgeous Grape as well. I added the greeting with Stampin Dimensionals. For the inside, I used a leftover piece of the designer paper along the left side and stamped a little flower and greeting! I’m all about decorating the inside of my cards lately. It’s weird because I never use to want to do that.

Shades of Orange Lilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did this one in Grapefruit Grove and Calypso Coral Ink. I am loving it! Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below! Check out the supply list for these amazing cards below and remember you can earn the Lasting Lily Stamp Set for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Highlighting With Color!!!

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Do you like to color? Could you spend hours a day just snuggling on the couch and coloring? I’m with you on the snuggling but I don’t think I could color for hours. I enjoy it in little bits but those adult coloring books give me heart palpitations. The image is just so overwhelming and I don’t know what to color first. If it does that to you as well or you just don’t have a lot of long hours to give to color, check this out – Highlighting With Color!!!!

highlighting with color, www.LaurasStampPad.com

See how those butterflies pop but I didn’t color everything on the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series  Paper!!! Just a little bit of color goes a long way and it was quick to do!

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Basic Black measuring 3-1/2″x 4-1/2″. Then I took a piece of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (3″ x 4″). Using the Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencil, I quickly colored back and forth all the way around the big butterflies. Just a simple scratch scratch scratch all the way around! You could always use different colors or all the same color! Once I finished coloring, I layered this piece onto the card front.

Hello Beautiful, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Layering Circle Framelits to die cut a smooth white circle and a scalloped black circle. The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. You can still purchase this stamp set even though the coordinating punch is on backorder! I’ll keep you posted when the punch is available again! For a little bit of texture and shine, I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around my fingers to create loops for the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured the thread and adhered the greeting to the card front. Depending on where your butterflies are the piece of designer paper that you cut, you can move the greeting around to different spots. I love it!

You can earn the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!! Bring on all things butterflies! I am loving it all this season! I’m also loving monochromatic cards lately. Not sure why, but I have noticed all of my cards have been single colors. Are you a fan or do you prefer a card with all kinds of colors? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Let’s Talk About Spring!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! It’s the calm between 2 storms….or so they say! We had a snow all weekend this past weekend and supposedly rain and snow are coming this weekend. Who’s ready for Spring??? 63 More Days….not that I’m counting! In the meantime, being stuck inside means more time for cuddles and crafting, right? What do you do when you are stuck inside from a winter storm? Let me know in the comments below – Bake, Watch Movies, Craft, Clean, Nap??

Let's Talk About Spring, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving Butterflies right now! They are so fun because they look fabulous in every color. I think they are the perfect sign of Spring which I can’t wait for! They are also so uplifting and beautiful which makes them perfect for any occasion. As you can see here I used the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and coordinating punch! The inspiration for the colors came from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Pack. These have Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, and Lemon Lime Twist in them. So much coordination to make it super easy!

I started with the card base in the 5 colors mentioned above. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhered a strip of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 2″. Then using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in the lower portion. Some of them I stamped in the lower right corner and others I stamped under the designer paper. I used the coordinating ink color with the designer paper and ribbon. You could always mix and match colors for even more options!

Yellow Butterflies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the butterflies, it is super easy to create lots of them because each time you stamp and punch you are getting 2 butterflies. The stamps are connected featuring both a big and small butterfly. I simply stamped twice for each card. The stamped image lines up perfectly in the punch as well. Each card has 4 butterflies – 3 on the outside and the 4th one on the inside! Some of the cards, I put a piece of Whisper White on the inside (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then placed the butterfly on it. This makes it pop more and also white to write on.

Orange Butterfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Also, I mixed an matched the butterflies. Some of the cards have 2 little on the front with 1 big butterfly and others have 2 big and 1 little! It’s so much fun to play with these and get different looks with the same stamp set. There are also 4 different types of butterflies in the set too! I love it!!! Bring on all of the butterflies!

Order the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set & Punch Bundle and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper! Pick out another $4 in goodies like an ink pad, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, or cardstock and get the Ribbon for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!! Click the supply list below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Reveal of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper!!!

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Today, I’m sharing the last of the designer series paper reveals for the Occasions Mini Catalog!!! This is the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper which is so elegant, soft, and pretty. There are sheets of vellum in this pack too!!! If you want to check out other paper reveals, click here!

Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course you all know I’m in love because it has flowers. I will say I’m even more in love because it has masculine prints as well so this paper is all kinds of versatile. That wood grain print and those greenery prints are perfect for man cards! I love it! The vellum sheets give such a beautiful soft look that is just stunning too! Can’t wait to start playing with this paper!

If you would like to see all of these sheets 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


I Made This!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I’m so excited to share this card because I made this one and I super struggle with Man Cards!

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This card is quick and simple and simple and masculine. I just love bling, ribbons, and pinks so much that I struggle with masculine cards a lot. When I create a good one, I tend to make LOTS to use all year long.

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base. Next, I took a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Paper (3″ x 4″) and stamped the tree from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set. I used Mossy Meadow Ink for all of the images on this card. Then, I placed (NOT adhered…yet) this onto a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 4″ x 4″. I stamped the greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday along the top and bottom. I really really wanted my Stamparatus to work for the greeting and just notch the platform down for each greeting but the greeting was too long and the spacing was odd. Soooooo I just thought I would wing it and it was fabulous but this is also why I suggest not adhering it till after your greeting is stamped. Simply place the stamped designer paper on it so you can line things up. Then hold your breath and stamp. Just kidding it’s only 3 times and it’s okay if they aren’t perfectly straight across or evenly spaced. Mine sure aren’t and it’s still fabulous! Also, always remember there are 2 sides to every piece of paper! 😉

After stamping the greeting, added the stamped designer paper and adhere it to the card front! For the finishing touch, I tied some Linen Thread along the spine of the card, looping around 3 times. Since linen thread  is so thin, I always double knot it before tying the bow! This way it is nice and tight around the card and if you think bows are not masculine, you can leave it as a knot.

Check out the supply list below to recreate this card for all of the men in your life! Also, if you purchase all the supplies to make this card, you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Woot Woot!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Reveal of the Beautifully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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Do you love scroll-y things?? What about delicate, intricate, fabulous paper?? Do you want quick and simple without getting out the Big Shot?? You need to check out this Beautifully Detailed Designer Paper!!! It is amazing!

Beautifully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper is actually Petal Pink on one side and white on the other. This makes it super versatile because while the pink is fabulous, the white can be colored  any color you wish! Just use a spritzer, sponge, or marker to add color! There are 8 total sheets – 4 each of the 2 designs. The design on the right is a full sheet of that fabulous filigree. It can be used as the full sheet, cut into smaller pieces or even cut into individual filigree pieces. There are so many different ways! The sheet on the left has detailed strips as well as 6 rectangles. The rectangles are perfect for a card front! Just stunning! Don’t worry about wondering how to adhere this delicate paper. Check out this video for that!

If you would like to see the full sheet of these, 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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You Are Loved!!!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner…..okay more like around this corner and that corner. BUT that means you still have plenty of time to create some fabulous cards for those you love or treats for kid’s classmates and teachers. Some like to think that Valentine’s Day is all hearts and chocolates for your significant other. I like to think of Valentine’s Day as a day to share your love with those around you…..like everyone. Also, I prefer cupcakes over chocolate! 🙂 This card saying You Are Loved is perfect for anyone!

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Tell me this….how do you feel when someone says I love you to you?? For me, I feel warm and fuzzy. I feel like I matter and someone cares about me and that makes me very happy. Since that is the way I feel, I like to think others feel the same. This is why we should always send or share our love! I’m pretty sure my brother would roll his eyes if I said I love you to his face. So to spare the embarrassment, I send a card…after all I do love him and every other member of my family. My sister doesn’t roll her eyes! 🙂

This card is quick and simple. I started  with a Whisper White card base and stamped the hearts down the left side. The hearts are from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog and they are stamped in Flirty Flamingo!! Next, I took a 3″ square piece of the All My Love Designer Series Paper and layered it onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I added this to the card front!

All My Love Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture! Using the Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, I tied a bow and added it with a Mini Glue Dot. On the bottom of the card, I added a few Clear Epoxy Hearts. The perfect card for Valentine’s Day…..or any day of the year!

Want to create some of these cards to send out? Click the supplies listed below! Purchase all of them and earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!! Don’t need all of those items? Add a few other favorites like Stampin’ Dimensionals, Whisper White Cardstock, Envelopes, and  more!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Season of Good Cheer!!!!

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Happy feels like Monday!!!! Today is the last day of the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! Lots of the items are on sale too! If you are one of those who gets their Christmas Cards done in January with the sale items from the season, click here to get these goodies!

Season of Good Cheer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just couldn’t not show this beautiful card. It’s got flowers, shimmer, and warmth! I used the First Frost Bundle and Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper!!! I love it so much and it’s great for lots of occasions!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Then I layered on a piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Paper (3″ x 4″) on the bottom. One the top, I embossed a piece of Tranquil Tide with the Layered Leave Embossing Folder and added it to the card front! For the decoration, I stamped the flowers in Blackberry Bliss from the First Frost Stamp Set. The awesome thing about die cutting these flowers out is that there are multiple flower dies in the set. This cuts your die cutting time down a lot!!! The leaves were punched using the Sprig Punch and Leaf Punch.

Sprig & Leaf Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the layered greeting dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits. The greeting was stamped in Blackberry Bliss from the First Frost Stamp Set. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added all of the leaves around the greeting with Snail Adhesive. Don’t worry if there isn’t a ton of adhesive on the leaves because the flowers will also hold them on. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the flowers. To finish it off, I placed an Epoxy Dot in the center of the flowers for a little more shimmer!

I love this color combination so much!!! Also, I have to mention that the First Frost Bundle is not retiring with the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can still purchase this bundle through the Occasions Mini Catalog!!! Woot Woot!!! Check out the supply list for this card below! Don’t forget that the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begin tomorrow!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Reveal of the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper!!!

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Is it January 3rd yet???? The Occasions Mini Catalog is comes out then and it is AMAZING!!! If you are a customer of mine, your copy of the catalog should be arriving in the mail any day now!! Today, I’m sharing the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper!!! This paper my favorites. It has all the bright colors and fun patterns. Bring on the candy!!!!

How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Isn’t it so pretty??? Do you love bright color like me?? This paper has these fun candy prints which I think will be make super fun kid cards but also adult cards. Everyone loves candy after all, right? Even if you aren’t a candy fan, the other side has fun bright print that are more solid and simple. Also, I think the colors scream Lisa Frank and that reminds me of my childhood. Any other Lisa Frank lovers out there?? Let me know in the comments below!

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


Friends Make the Season Shine!!!

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Friends Make the Season Shine!!! This greeting is just perfect and makes this card sweet! I love it!!!

Friends Make the Season Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got this idea for this card at a stamp event with fellow demonstrators. I modified it a few different ways for various classes I have had. I almost think I like the simply look better than the more detailed on. Let me know which you prefer in the comment below!

I started with a Real Red card base and stamped the lights along the left side in Real Red Ink. All of the images used on this card are from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Don’t forget this catalog ends on January 2nd! Next, I cut a piece of Call Me Clover (2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″) and added it to the card front. Then I cut a piece of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper (2″ x 3″) and placed it over the clover piece, flush with the right side edge.

Shining Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I stamped the greeting in Call Me Clover onto a piece of Whisper White (1″ x 3″). Then I flipped it over and added both the ribbon loop and sequin circles to the back securing with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The ribbon is the Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon and I just folded it in half. For the Gold Sequin Trim, I wrapped it around my fingers a few times and then slid it off and placed it on the back. You all know how much I love Stampin’ Dimensionals so of course I used plenty to secure the ribbons and to make the greeting pop! Next, I stamped the light bulb in Crushed Curry Ink and the end in Memento Black Ink. Using the coordinating Bulb Builder Punch, I punched it and adhered it to the card front. I finished off the card with a few Red Rhinestones!

Gold Sequin Trim, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I created a similar card but left off the Real Red Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Light Bulb. I do like how the Gold Sequin Trim stands out more though. Which is your favorite?

Click the supplies below to create this fabulous card and get these goodies before they retire on January 2nd!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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