Come to Gather Designer Paper!!!

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Fall is around the corner and check out this amazing Come to Gather Designer Paper!!!! I am LOVING those blues and greens so much. They just jumped out at me and I love it! It’s a color combination I wouldn’t have thought of on my own either! Bonus!

Come to Gather Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Come to Gather Designer Paper is classic Fall with the rustic colors and fall images. I opened this pack and instantly fell in love with that blue and green color combination. It is Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Pear Pizzazz. I’m so excited about that color combination and can’t wait to use these together. I’m also super loving that wood grain look too. The rustic oranges and reds aren’t super jumping out at me but that’s okay because I think they will look great in a smaller cut piece. Also, if I don’t like it the other side is the neutral patterns so it will still get used! I love it.

These prints are great for Fall but also I can see a lot of uses for regular all occasion cards too! That is a major bonus to me!

Of course you can check out other fabulous papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog here! Stayed tuned as there are also more to come!

If you would like to see the Come to Gather Designer Paper, 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


Creating Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you! In fact, more than one fun technique today! I am showing you some easy stamping with the Stamparatus and creating your own designer paper!!! Let’s get started!

Creating Your Own Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, let’s start with the fun background “designer paper”! It is super to create because you just stamp all over! I used a piece of Seaside Spray and stamped the images from the Everything Amazing Stamp Set. Starting with the biggest image (the balloons), I stamped them randomly and falling off the cardstock. Then I added in some party hats in Night of Navy Ink as well. Filling in the holes, I stamped the confetti in Seaside Spray Ink. Once this was complete, I tied some ribbon on the bottom and added this to a Grapefruit Grove card base!

For the greeting focal point, I used the Stamparatus and the new Grid Mat! The Whisper White piece measures 4″ x 2-1/2″ and the greeting just fits perfectly which is why the Stamparatus comes in super handy. First, I stamped the Amazing in Seaside Spray. Next, I lined up the other greetings and stamped them in Night of Navy! Of course, once you greetings are all set in the Stamparatus, it’s super easy to make multiples! Boom Boom! Using the Detailed Trio Punch, I rounded 2 of them to add some texture and then added it to the card front. I finished it off with some Rhinestones for a little bling!

Party Hat and Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a few balloons and a party hat. You could always add those to the envelope too! Check out the supply list below if you would like to make this card! Have fun creating your own designer paper with this stamp set or any set. It’s super fun!

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

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It’s That Time of Year….

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Can you believe it??? It’s that time of year when school starts again and people start talking about summer being over. I don’t know about you but I’m holding on to summer as long as possible even if school has started. The weather is still HOT so it’s summer. People are also talking about the upcoming holidays and the stores have Pumpkin Spice everything on the shelves. Stampin’ Up is also getting ready with the reveal of the Holiday Mini Catalog coming on September 4th!

It's that time of year, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have started sharing my Designer Series Paper reveals that you all love! This gives you a chance to see the full sheet of the NEW Designer Series Papers from the 2019 Holiday Mini Catalog!! The catalog just doesn’t seem to show off just how fabulous….or not so fabulous some of these papers are. So far I am loving them all.

Click here to check out the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper that I posted earlier this week. I LOVE this paper…..except the name. I’m not sure I’ll ever get it right without sounding crazy. I have asked google to say it for me and still I think I’m getting it wrong. Tuwell….is kinda how I’ve decided it is. Let me know in the comments what you think of the paper and how you would pronounce it! This will be available on September 4th when the Holiday Mini Catalog goes live!

Today, I’m sharing the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Paper on my YouTube Channel. This paper is AMAZING with the foil lines in each of the those plaid patterns. It’s so pretty and I love it! I think it will work great for Christmas but it also has that cozy flannel look to it. That will go perfect for all winter long or get well cards. My family is all about wearing plaid shirts so I think of masculine cards when I see this paper. It will be perfect for birthdays and more. When I can see multiple uses for a paper pack, I get even more excited because then I know it won’t go to waste and I have a longer time period to use it in…..not just for Christmas!

Be sure to stayed tuned as I will be playing with lots of these new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! After all….it’s that time of year!

If you would like to see the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Paper, 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


Pale Pink Birdies!!!

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You all know I love the color pink. This card inspiration came from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and I was super excited to use pink for a birdie card. These pale pink birdies are perfect for a card for any occasion. What occasion would you use this look for?? Let me know in the comments below!

Pale Pink Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just precious with the soft colors, beautiful flowers, and little birdies???

I started with a Petal Pink card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. This size works well when tying ribbon around the card because then you use less ribbon. 🙂 Next, I layered a piece of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper onto Soft Suede cardstock! Before adding it to the lower half of the card front, I stamped a few leaves from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Petal Pink Ink. This adds a little decoration to the top solid portion but without being too bold.

Stitched Labels Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After laying on the designer paper, I tied some Very Vanilla Scallop Lace Trim around the card front and into a knot. Then for the focal point, I die cut out a label from the Nested Stitched Label Dies. These are the Bundle & Save 10% dies that go with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. Using that stamp set, I stamped the greeting and the birdies in Basic Gray. Next, I colored in the branch and birdies with Stampin’ Blends Markers!

Coloring birds with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added the pale pink birdies to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture and so the image was smooth over the ribbon! To finish it off, I added a few Rhinestones for some bling!

Pink Petal Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the leaf image and then the little flower. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored them in for the perfect coordination!

If you want to recreate this card, check out the supply list below! If you want to see more samples using the Free As A Bird Set, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Lifting Others!!!

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We rise by lifting others!!! I just love this greeting. It is not only good for cards but would make a wonderful home decor piece! So inspiring and uplifting which is just what this world needs more of!!!

We rise by lifting others, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Blue and yellow are so fresh and fun and make this card brighter and fabulous! How would you feel if you got this card on a random Tuesday??? Let me know in the comments below!

I started with a Seaside Spray card base. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″; one for the front and one for the inside! I added a strip of Pineapple Punch Designer Series Paper on the bottom for a little pattern and pop of color! Then I stamped the balloons and birds in Basic Gray and the clouds in Seaside Spray. These images are all from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. Using the Pineapple Punch and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored in the hot air balloons!

For the focal point, I stamped the hot air balloon and basket on a scrap piece of Whisper White. I like to stamp in Basic Gray because it is a softer look that using Black. Coloring these balloons is so much fun because there are so many different looks for each balloon! There is a coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) which punches out the basket and the balloon. I added these to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. The greeting – We Rise By Lifting Others – was stamped in a piece of Pineapple Punch and the banner tips were punched out with the Banner Triple Punch!

Blue Skies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped some clouds and birds on the inside white piece to really pull everything together for this card! I just love the beautiful sky look!!!

If you would like to create this card, check out the supplies below. Also, check out this card and this card for other ideas using the Above the Clouds Stamp Set and Punch!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Cute As A Bug!!!

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Last week, I showed off a fun bug card with scallop frames and today I’m going with a quick and simple card. This one is still cute as a bug but takes less time and can be created in any color you wish!

Cute As A Bug, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used Grapefruit Grove and Calypso Coral for this bug card! It could be done in blues, greens, or even purple too!

I started out with a Grapefruit Grove card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set, I stamped 2 of the bugs all over in Calypso Coral Ink. I angled them differently and made sure to fall off the edge for a complete look. Then I added this to the card front!

Banner Triple Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the cute as a bug focal point of the card! Using the Banner Triple Punch, I punched all 3 of the banners for layering this greeting. The biggest layer was done with a piece of the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, then Grapefruit Grove and then Whisper White. The greeting comes from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set too! I layered all of these one with Snail Adhesive. Then I stamped one of the bugs on a piece of Whisper White and colored it in with a Stampin’ Blends Marker! Using the coordinating Wiggly Bugs Dies, I die cut out the bug and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added some enamel shapes from the Happiness Blooms Pack.

Coral Bugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added some Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting and another bug! I love coordinating the inside with the front of the card!

If you would like to create this card, check out the supplies listed below!!! Also, don’t forget to use your Bonus Bucks that you earned last month!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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You Mean the World to Me!!!

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You Mean the World to Me! This greeting is so amazing. It is perfect to send to a friend you miss. This card would work for a Mother’s Day card or even a birthday card! Get Well or Thinking of You would work too. It just all depends on what you put on the inside! It’s so beautiful!

You Mean the World to Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple because the amazing Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper does all the hard work for you. I’m so in love with these colors and those beautiful flowers and birds! The pattern is perfect for any occasion.

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Daffodil Delight measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I layered on a piece of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. It is as simple as that!

Now it is time to embellish and add a greeting! I went with some of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon that I attached with a bit of adhesive. Then I made sure the Stampin’ Dimensionals secured it well with the greeting. For the greeting, I stamped it from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink. I used the coordinating Nest Stitched Labels to die cut it out. These labels are perfect for greetings and that stitching adds so much extra to it. I love it! To finish off the card, I added a few Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins for texture and a pop of shiny color!

Simple Stamped Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went with a few simple stamped flowers in Daffodil Delight on the inside. These flowers are from the Free As a Bird Stamp Set too!

If you want to make this card, check out the supplies listed below! Click here to see more samples using these products too! Also, always remember that you mean the world to me. Thank you for reading my blog, following me on social media, and watching my videos! I appreciate it so much!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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5 Layer Bow!!!

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I know many of you may hate tying bows but they make a card look so fabulous! Practice makes perfect too so keep trying! People always ask how I do it and get it to come out so well. Practice, Practice, Practice! Every time I help someone make a bow….that’s more practice! This 5 layer bow really POPS off the card and I just used 5 strands of Linen Thread!

Thank You Birdie Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

See how this card just POPS with that fun bow….and those gorgeous birdies! Check out this video tutorial to see how simple punching out designer paper is!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and ran it through the Woodland Embossing Folder for that fun tree background. Before adding this layer to the card front, I added a piece of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across it, securing the ends on the back side. Then using the Layering Circles Framelits and a Circle Punch, I punched out some of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. These images are super fabulous and fit perfectly in a little circle. You can punch out tons of images for one sheet of 12″ x 12″ to create lots of different cards. It’s super fun! I layered those together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

5 Layer Bow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting was stamped from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set onto the coordinating Stitched Nested Framelits! I added this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals too! The dimensionals help secure an image on a rough surface like an embossed one or one with ribbon! It also gives a nice smooth look to the card because the dimensional pops in and out of the grooves!

Now for that fabulous 5 layer bow, I took 5 strands of Linen Thread all stacked together and tied them into a bow. For a free standing bow like this one, I create 2 loops (bunny ears) and then tie a knot with those 2 loops just as if they were a single strand. Push and pull to get the perfect size loops and tails for your bow that you wish. Then I secured it to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot!!!

Flowers on the corner, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course I had to decorate the inside of the card too! I added a few flowers from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink! I just love decorating the inside of the cards now! How about you??? Let me know in the comments below!!

If you want to create this card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget Bonus Bucks this month for every $50 you spend!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Product List
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Woodland Embossing Folder
$8.50
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Free As A Bird Bundle
$51.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50

3 Panels of Beauty!!!

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I have been having so much fun with the Perennial Essence Suite! The stamps, the designer paper and even the vellum! Using designer paper in fun different ways makes it fun and fabulous! Here I created this card with 3 panels of beauty…don’t you think?!?!? Thanks to Debbie Jones for the inspiration on this card!

3 Panels of Beauty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m loving this color combination as well!!! Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink are the colors I used!

I started with a Flirty Flamingo card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. Next, I cut the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper into 1″ x 5″ pieces. I layered those onto Blackberry Bliss measuring 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhered them to the card front. It is easier to get even placement when you adhered the right and left one first and then place the center one down. Another great tip is to lay them all out as you wish and then pick up one at a time to add adhesive.

For the greeting, I die cut a Stitched Nested Label in Very Vanilla and stamped the greeting from the Floral Essence Stamp Set. I used Blackberry Bliss Ink. The greeting was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, I stamped the flower and leaf onto the Perennial Essence Vellum. Be sure to stamp on the dull/rough side rather than the shiny/brighter side. Also, it is probably best to stamp this first and then assemble the card. This will allow the ink to dry on the vellum as it does take a bit longer since it is a slick surface. Using the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch, I punched out the flower. Using the Leaf Punch, I punched out the leaves. Check out this post for more flower/leaf options! The flower was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals too! I finished off the card with a few Pearls and a Perennial Essence Floral Center!

Perennial Essence Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped the flower on the corners of a piece of Very Vanilla to place on the inside of the card! This ties together the front of the card and inside for that perfect look! Stamp the flower on your envelope too!!!

If you would like to make this amazing 3 panels of beauty card, check out the supply list below! Also, don’t forget one of Laura’s Quick Kits uses this same stamp set!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Perennial Essence 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Vellum Cardstock
$11.00
Perennial Essence Floral Centers
$6.00
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Floral Essence Bundle
$31.50
Leaf Punch
$16.00
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50

Technique Tuesday: Masking Technique!!

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Happy Tuesday!! You know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and that is the Masking Technique! Super easy to do but really gives a fabulous scenery look to your project which is major WOW factor.

Technique Tuesday: Masking Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Doesn’t that Hot Air Balloon look like it is floating in the clouds? Isn’t it super fabulous? Let’s get started on how I did this masking technique!

I started with a Terracotta Tile card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Pretty Peacock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I stamped the greeting from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set along the left hand side on Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″). I did this part with one of the bigger greetings and it looked too wordy. A few stampers at class actually stamped the bigger greeting just once in the upper left corner. There are lots of different options for the greeting! After stamping the greeting, I layered on a piece of the Woven Threads Designer Paper (2″ x 3-3/4″) across the lower half.

Now for that fabulous focal point and masking technique! First, I die cut the circle and scallop circle with the Layering Circle Framelits. On the Very Vanilla circle, I stamped the large hot air balloon from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. I stamped the outline in full strength Terracotta Tile and then the solid background in the same ink but stamped off once. The balloon looks so lonely so it needs some clouds. Using the Hot Air Balloon Punch, I punched out a scrap balloon and placed it over the stamped one. Then I inked up the clouds in Pretty Peacock and stamped off once and then right over the top of the balloon. This gives that fabulous cloud look without it stamping over the balloon. Once I finished stamping, I added this to the scallop circle and then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Hot Air Balloon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped another balloons and a few clouds. Oh yeah….the basket of the balloon was stamped in Early Espresso! What color combination would you use for your Hot Air Balloon card and this masking technique!

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

Product List
Above The Clouds Bundle
$36.00
Woven Threads Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00