Technique Tuesday – Wooden Crate of Chocolate!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share and this one is a wooden crate of chocolate!!! YUM!

Wooden Crate of Chocolate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these adorable and super real looking with that Wood Textures Designer Series Paper???

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper comes in a 6″ x 6″ Stack and both sides of the paper are the same pattern. This is perfect so that the inside of  your box looks the same. I love that! I die cut out 2 of the box dies from the Wood Crate Framelits to create the box. This requires 2 sheets of  the Designer Paper but don’t worry we will be using the leftovers. 🙂 Using some of those leftover pieces, I die cut out the little tag for the treat bag.

Now for assembling the box, I scored on all of the lines and added Tear and Tape to the side and bottom tabs. I prefer Tear and Tape for this because you can apply it to the box in advance. Then reveal it as you need it without having sticky tabs in your way! Another tip for assembling the box is to press it flat to the tab rather that doing it in the air. This will make for a more square/even box and it won’t be off set.

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For the decorations, I stamped the star from the Wood Words Stamp Set in Night of Navy and Real Red. Using the Wood Crate Framelit, I die cut them out and placed them on either side with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. (Bundle & Save 10%) I wanted to make sure the sticky wasn’t peaking through the slats. Now for the chocolate, I placed it into a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag and tied it up with some Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon. Next, I stamped the greeting onto the little tag and tied it around with Linen Thread. All of this rustic look is just precious!

Lindors in a Crate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As you can see, 2 of the Lindor Truffle Chocolates fit perfectly on the bottom of the box. These could be sitting on a table for guests to enjoy or wrapped with as a little treat!

Stay tuned to see how I use the leftover pieces to create a flat crate on a card. I’ll be posting that on Thursday!!!

If you would like to see this all 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


Sending Love & Hugs to You!!!

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Isn’t this greeting just precious – Sending Love & Hugs to You!! I think it’s the perfect greeting for a card sent to a friend or family member for any occasion or just because!!! Who wouldn’t love getting this message?Sending Love & Hugs to You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a really quick and simple card that I created using lots of different colors from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. I started with a Berry Burst card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the hearts from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp! I mainly stamped them all around the middle, making sure to fall off the sides so it looks like the pattern continues. Finally, I added strips of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to the top and bottom and placed  it on the card base.

Metallic Loops, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Versamark Ink onto Berry Burst. Next, I added Silver Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. For the loops, I used Silver Metallic Thread and wrapped it around my fingers 5-10 times. Slide the loops off your fingers, twist in the middle like a figure 8 and place it on the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, secure the center twist and then secure the loops to be as fanned out as you wish. Then I pealed off the back and stuck it on my card front!

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another samples I did using Fresh Fig!!! I love this monochromatic look. It really makes for simple cards because there is less supplies and tools used.

Powder Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample using the Powder Pink Designer Paper and cardstock. Another option would using a different color of embossing powder? What is your favorite color of embossing powder to use?  Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Don’t forget about Bonus Bucks this month!!! Click here for more information!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Check Out The Bundle of Love Specialty Paper!!!

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The Bundle of Love Specialty Paper is just stunning with the soft pink and blue on one side and the same pattern on the back in gold foil! It is just stunning and makes it hard to decide which side to hide. This is why I’m using it for cards that show both sides like this one!!!

Bundle of Love Specialty Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You may remember this card concept from a few months ago which you can check out here! I thought of that card concept right away when looking at this designer paper so you can showcase both sides! It’s perfect!!!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Then for the Peek-A-Boo Designer Paper Technique, I used a piece of the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. Along the long 5″ side, find the middle (2-1/2″) and cut in 2″. Now I just folded the triangles back from the corner of the Designer Paper to the that cut line! It’s as simple as that!!! I did add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to hold my triangles back and in place!

To complete the card,  I took a piece of 2-1/4″ x 5″ Very Vanilla and adhered it to the back of the Designer Paper on the side with the Peek-A-Boo. Just add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to the back of the Designer Paper, place the corners of the Designer Paper on the edge of the Very Vanilla and press down. I stamped the greeting from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set in Pool Party Ink. Next, I layered this piece onto Pool Party cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and added it to the card base. The Peek-A-Boo portion can be on the right or left or top or bottom depending on how you want to stamp the greeting. I finished it off with some Enamel Shapes to some texture and more pops of color!

Pink Friends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I did it in Blushing Bride using the same designer paper! Which color do you prefer?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, did you notice how the greeting coordinates with the technique….cut out??? 🙂 I love it!

You can check out the video tutorial I did on this technique last time by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Check Out My Ribbon Share & In Color Share!!!

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I have some fabulous product share offerings for you today!! Check out my Ribbon share and In Color Share for your chance to try out fabulous product without buying a full pack!!! There are 3 different shares that you can purchase!!! Check out all of the detail below!
My Ribbon Share, www.LaurasStampPad.com
There are 2 different ribbon shares with the same styles of ribbons in both but different colors. This allows you to sign up for both without getting duplicates! There are 10 types of ribbon in each share and you will get a total of 5 yards of each ribbon! The shares are $40.00 each or both for $70.00! There is a $4.00 charge for shipping!

SHARE #1
3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon ~ Bermuda Bay
3/8″ Striped Grossgrain Ribbon ~ Peekaboo Peach
1/2″ Gingham Ribbon ~ Night of Navy
1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon ~ Cherry Cobbler
1/4″ Ombre Ribbon ~ Island Indigo
3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon ~ Whisper White
1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon ~ Old Olive
1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon ~ Fresh Fig
3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon ~ Powder Pink
3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon ~ Silver

SHARE #2 
3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon ~ Old Olive
3/8″ Striped Grossgrain Ribbon ~ Dapper Denim
1/2″ Gingham Ribbon ~ Smokey Slate
1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon ~ Daffodil Delight
1/4″ Ombre Ribbon ~ Calypso Coral
3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon ~ Soft Sky
1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon ~ Rich Razzleberry
1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon ~ Berry Burst
3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon ~ Basic Black
3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon ~ Gold

In-Color Product Share, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 For the In Color Share, I have the amazing Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, Finely Woven Ribbon and Mini Bows! The share includes 80 (6″ x 6″) squares of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (8 pieces each double sided pattern). There are 5 yards of each color in the Ribbon and 2 bows in each color! These bows are just precious and even have adhesive on the backs already for you to use! The In Color Share is $35.00. There will be a $4.00 shipping charge.
To sign up, please email me at Laura@LaurasStampPad.com with the following information to reserve your share spot:
1. Name
2. Email Address
3. Mailing Address (U.S. only)
4. Which share(s) you would like to reserve – In Color Share, Ribbon Share #1, Ribbon Share #2
I will place orders as each share fills and send you a Paypal invoice when I place the order. Please allow two weeks for delivery since I need to order the product, cut and divide it up and then send it to you.

If you would like to see this all 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


Life Is A Beautiful Thing!!!

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Life Is A Beautiful Thing!!! It sure is and that is something we should remember every single day. This card is perfect to send to anyone. Just to let them know you are thinking of them. To brighten there day on a normal Thursday. For a special occasion that is totally worth celebrating!!!

Life is a beautiful thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The hardest part about this card is die cutting all those flowers but I used all 3 styles of flowers each time I cranked it through the Big Shot so it went fairly quickly!! With that amazing background, you could use any color combination for the flowers!!!

I started with a Dapper Denim card base. Next I layered on a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! I picked this color for a more neutral color so the flowers would pop but now I totally think it looks like water! Then I die cut out a circle with the Layering Circles Framelits and stamped the greeting from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I made sure to stamp the greeting to the right side of the circle so I could layer the flowers on the left side. For all of the little flowers, I used Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Powder Pink. I die cut them with the Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%)! I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere all of the flowers, making sure to overlap top of them. Next, I tied a bow with the Mini Chevron Crushed Curry Ribbon and stuck it in the mix with some Mini Glue Dots as well. To finish off the card, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots! I just love how these things shine!

The Colorful Seasons Bundle is so much fun and I have made a lot of cards with it. You can check them out here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Cheerful Cherry Blossoms on a Tree!!!

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This cheerful cherry blossoms on a tree card is just stunning. You all know I love flowers and the new In Color Berry Burst! Add some bling with this Glitter Enamel Shapes and I’m in heaven!!! 🙂

Cheerful Cherry Blossoms Tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started this card with a Berry Burst card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper. I’m loving the designs of this paper stack so very much! Then I stamped the dots from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set just for some added color.

For the cherry blossom branch, I stamped and die cut it all using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle  & Save 10%)! The branch was done in Soft Suede and the flowers use Pink Pirouette and Berry Burst. There are a lot of different styles of flowers in this bundle. I adhered them all together using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bigger flowers. I just loving having texture and dimension on my cards!

For the greeting, I used a scrap piece of Whisper White 1/2″ x 4″ and stamped it from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. This is a great way to use up scraps. Go with whatever size you have available. It could be wider or shorter, as long as it fits the greeting. I snipped some banner tips into the ends by cutting a straight line in the middle and then cutting diagonally from the corner to that straight line. Next, I took a Delicate White Doily and cut 1/3 of it and adhered it to the back of the greeting. When I can get 3 cards from 1 doily, I’m super excited!!! 🙂 Finally, I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots randomly around the card. That extra texture and little bit of bling is perfect!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! It’s great to know what all of the pieces of each flower are for! 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


To Think Of You Is To Smile!!!

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To Think Of You Is To Smile is the perfect greeting for any occasion greeting card! I would love to get a card like this on a special occasion or just a random day!!! Wouldn’t you?!?!

To Think Of You Is To Smile, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Also, I’m loving the color combination of Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party. Isn’t it perfect together?

I started with a Melon Mambo card base and adhered a strip of Lemon Lime Twist Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper across it. IMPORTANT TIP: Only add adhesive on the outside edges of the designer paper since the middle will be die cut. Next, I used the Eastern Medallion Framelits to die cut out that fabulous image. I placed the framelit in the middle of the designer paper strip. After die cutting, I snips the edges of the designer paper to take it off the design and reveal the Melon Mambo. This is why it is easier if there isn’t adhesive in the middle! 🙂

Now it is time for the greeting! Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I die cut out one in Whisper White and one in Lemon Lime Twist. Next, I stamped the circle and greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set onto the Whisper White circle and layered them together. Bundle the Stamp Set and Framelits together and save 10%! Using the Gold Metallic Thread, I wrapped it around my fingers about 10-15 times. Then I pulled the loops off my fingers, twisted into a figure 8, and placed them on the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured the thread exactly where I wanted it to flare out! Then I peeled off the backing and place it in the center of my card!

For the final step, I placed a piece of Pool Party cardstock (4″ x  5-1/4″) on the inside front panel of the card. Be sure to only add adhesive around the edges of the cardstock so there isn’t any adhesive peaking through the die cut image.

Are you in love with the Eastern Palace Suite like I am? Let me know in the comments below. If you aren’t, check out these samples here, here, and here and then you just might be!!! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Favorite Card Right Now!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I just have to share with you my favorite card right now! I don’t know what it is about this card but when I first saw it, I fell in love so hard. The idea is from the amazing, Sara Douglas and I just had to recreate it. It’s so amazing!!! I hope you love it too! My Favorite Card Right Now, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning with all the images coming together to make this masterpiece?? I’m loving it so hard right now!!! I really need to try different color combinations to really see what I can come up with! Let me know some combinations to try in the comments below!

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 4-1/4″) and die cut out the pieces in the circle with the Eastern Medallion Framelits. There are 2 different ones in the set and I just picked one; either would work! Then I started stamping with the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%). First, I stamped the circle in the center and the greeting! Second, I stamped the 3 dots between each of the double triangles. I found that rotating the cardstock for each stamped image was best. When I tried to angle around myself, I ended up with the dots a little diagonal. Finally, I stamped  the triangle of dots between each of the row of dots. While it does look pretty intimidating, just do each section and take your time, it will all come together and look amazing!

Collage Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love how the more you stamp, the more it evolves into this cool image! Now it is time to assemble. I wanted the die cut portion to really pop out so I added a square of Tranquil Tide (3″ x 3″) to the center of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). I added some Gold Ribbon around the stamped Vanilla piece with a Mini Tassel tied into the bow! Next, I added the stamped Vanilla piece to the Designer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals, securing the ribbon under the Dimensional. Using the Gold Vinyl Stickers, I added a border piece above and below the Vanilla stamped piece. I just love it!!!

I hope this gives you more inspiration for ways to use the Eastern Palace Suite. You can check out other samples here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


You Are A Ray of Sunshine!!!

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It’s Wednesday and we are half way through the week! Here is a little something to brighten your day and help you get through the week! Just know you are a ray of sunshine! Just breath out and smile!!!

You Are A Ray of Sunshine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another fabulous blue and yellow card and I just love it. Is this my new color combination that I will be using all the time now??? Check out this card for another fabulous blue and yellow combo!

For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). I just love this ombre pattern. Next, I placed the card base opened up onto my Precision Base Plate with the scallop die along the bottom and ran it through. This die is from the Seasonal Layers Framelits. Be careful that the die is centered so it doesn’t hit the edge of the Big Shot and move or bend. I like to use a Post-It Note to hold dies in place while die cutting!

Now it is time to decorate. I stamped the little circle from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set diagonally from the lower right to the upper left corner in Crushed Curry. I stamped 3 times with each time I inked it up. This variation in color goes along with the ombre paper. Next, I tied some of the Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon around the top of the card and into a knot.

For the greeting, I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) and stamped it in Dapper Denim Ink. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I punched out a second one in Dapper Denim and cut it in half. I added one half to the top portion of the greeting and the other half to the bottom. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added it to the card front. Finally, I finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots in the various shades. These things are just beautiful!!! I love them!!

What is your favorite color combination right now? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to try some new ones out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday-Layering the Eastern Palace Suite!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s technique is all about laying the Eastern Palace Suite!!! I used the Eastern Medallion Framelits, Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, and Gold Vinyl Stickers for this amazing card! Isn’t it beautiful?!?!

Layering Eastern Palace Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The layers and details of this card just give such a WOW factor. I know this isn’t a card I would make every day for every occasion. It’s always fun to go above and beyond for that one special card sometimes. Let’s get started!

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base and layered on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) and die cut out the circle in the upper left corner. I used the small circle and the next layer up circle from the Eastern Medallion Framelits. There are lots of different cut out creations you can make. Then I stamped the circle from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) in Fresh Fig Ink. Now it’s time to put on the Gold Vinyl Sticker. The sticker will fall off on the left side and maybe the top depending on where the die cuts were placed. It’s important to do these layers in this order because otherwise this happens…..

A Note for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Notice how the stamped circle is messy and missing a portion on the left hand side, that’s because I stamped after the sticker. The circle fits like just perfectly or doesn’t fit just perfectly so stamping afterwards is not a good deal. Some of the stamped image went onto the sticker and then just smeared off. By stamping first, it is underneath the sticker and peaks through perfectly no matter what! I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set after adding the sticker so I knew it would be placed at the edge of the image!

Now it is time to assemble! I layered the stamped vanilla piece onto a piece of Tranquil Tide (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) flush with the upper left corner with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The dimensionals give that nice little peekaboo for the die cut potion. Next, I layered this onto the card base, again placing it flush with the upper left corner. To finish off the card, I tied some Vanilla Baker’s Twine around the card and added 2 of the Mini Tassels.

Gold Vinyl Inside, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I didn’t want to waste that little piece of Gold Vinyl Sticker that I trimmed off. I placed it on the inside of the card for a little decoration piece! I love it!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure 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! Also, check out more samples using the Eastern Palace Bundle here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura