Stamping On Designer Paper!!!

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Typically I prefer a more clean, bold, solid look rather than shabby chic, rustic, or subtle look. What about you??? For this card though I decided to stamp on the background designer series paper rather than adding another layer. It like a whole new way of stamping for me. You should try it out! Stamping on Designer Paper is fun!

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Isn’t it beautiful?? Have I mentioned I also like flowers?!?! lol I love them so much I even created a Tag for easy search on all my flower cards. Just click here!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I took a piece of the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration 2019) and adhered it down the center! Using the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and Tranquil Tide Ink, I stamped a few greenery pieces all around the top and bottom. This was done before layering the greeting and everything so it wasn’t in the way. Next, I added a little bit of adhesive in the center and pressed 2 pieces of the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon into it. It is okay if the ribbon doesn’t seem super secure as the greeting will help hold it in place too!

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The greeting is from the Part of My Story (Sale-A-Bration 2019) Stamp Set and I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the greeting to the card front. Dimensionals adhere to the ribbon and the bumps and grooves much better than using Snail Adhesive. Next, I stamped and die cut the flowers in Gorgeous Grape using the Painted Season Stamp Set. I added the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensonals too. To finish it off, I stamped a few Gorgeous Grape star clusters all around.

I really love how this card turned out and I am going to try stamping on designer paper more often now. What do you think?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Just A Note…

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I know that Sale-A-Bration is over but I have a few more samples to share with you so I hope that is okay! I will be sharing them over the next week or so. Today, I’m sharing this quick and simple card with the Home to Roost Stamp Set. Just A Note…

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I got the idea for this card from the fabulous Mary Schultz who sent me a similar one. Her card had another layer and she used the Rectangle Framelits for each layer. I went a little more on the simple side but it is just as fabulous!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and layered on a piece of Pacific Point polka dots from the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack. Next, I die cut out the rectangle with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Using the Home To Roost Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I stamped the rooster up top and the greeting down low. I went with a monochromatic look and used Pacific Point Ink too! Since the rooster seemed rustic, I tied some Linen Thread around the center and into a bow. This piece was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

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Here is another fabulous one using the Poppy Parade Ink and Designer Paper from that same pack! Which one do you prefer – Poppy Parade or Pacific Point??? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Celebrating Happiness!!!

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Today, we shall be celebrating happiness! It is Wednesday after all and the week is half over. That is not all though, there are so many things to celebrate that make us happy! Remember all the good things in life and don’t dwell on the things we can’t change or the tough things you are going through. Celebrate Happiness!!!

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I am loving this card and not just because it has a flower on it. I love the bright colors and all of the textures!! This card also uses the Free Stamp Set of the Month for March – Bloom By Bloom!!! All orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) earn this set for FREE! Click here to start shopping!

I started with a Lovely Lipstick card base and stamped the flower from the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set all over. Using Lovely Lipstick Ink, it gives a nice watermark or tone on tone look. Be sure to fall off the cardstock so the pattern looks continuous. Next, I took a piece of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″) and punched it with the Banner Triple Punch. I added it to the card front flush with the left side.

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flower on it. Be sure to stamp the flower first and then the stem. This will ensure that the stem isn’t too high or too far over for the bloom to fit. The bloom was stamped in Lovely Lipstick and the stem in Call Me Clover. I added the greeting in the lower right corner from the Well Said Stamp Set. It was stamped in Night of Navy.

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I love the Well Said Stamp Set because it has perfect inside and outside greetings! I added a message on the inside as well as a little flower!

Back to the front focal point! After stamping, I layered this onto another piece of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. Taking a piece of the Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon folded in half, I laid it across the banner on the card front. The Stampin’ Dimensionals on the stamped flower layer secure this ribbon loop in place just perfectly!! To finish off the card, I added some Enamel Shapes to the flower for texture! Just perfect!

If you would like to recreate this card, click on the supply list below! Don’t forget that if your order is over $75 (before shipping and tax), you will get the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set for FREE from me!

Another fabulous offer…..I am starting Laura’s Quick Kits which are card kits with all the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments provided. All you need to do is stamp and assemble. The stamps, ink, and adhesive are not provided. Click here to get your first Laura’s Quick Kits – Bloom By Bloom!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Double Z Fold Candy Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique for you! With Easter around the corner, let’s bring on ALL THE CANDY!!! Easter is my favorite holiday and Easter candy is AMAZING! Jelly Beans, Peeps, and Reese’s Eggs are just a few of my favorites. What is your favorite! Okay back to this fabulous technique of a Double Z Fold Candy Card!!!

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Isn’t it beautiful???? I am loving the fun colors. Hello, Lisa Frank! Am I right? Eeee It just makes me so happy. This card uses all the goodies in the How Sweet It Is Suite!

First, I started with a Coastal Cabana card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11. That is right, this is a regular card size! Simply fold in half like you normally would for a card and then fold that front piece back (in half) to create your first Z. You can also score it if you wish at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. I added a piece of the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper the the inside of the card (stripes ~ 4″ x 5-1/4″) and another piece to the left side front flap (polka dots ~ 4″ x 2-1/2″).

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Now for that second Z on our card, I used Gorgeous Grape (3″ x 9″) and scored it at 3″ and 6″. This creates three 3″ squares. Fold it to create a Z and add adhesive to the back square making sure the next square is on the left side. Place it down on the striped paper. Next, place the top Z on the polka dotted paper with the card all folded and laying flat. Place your fingers at the edge of the purple 3″ square as a guide to know how much adhesive you will need for that flap (video explains better). Lift the 3″ purple square and add adhesive to the polka dots. It is typically 2 lines of Snail Adhesive. Once your adhesive is down, place the Z over it by pressing flat. Don’t hold the card up to connect it or it might not close flat.

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Now it is time to decorate!!! Using the Jar of Sweets Framelits, I die cut out the candy jars from the How Sweet It Is Stamp Set. I love that these coordinate and line up perfectly. I also die cut the candy pieces with the framelits. Using the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set, I stamped the greetings to coordinate. Don’t forget you can bundle and save 10% when you get the stamps and framelits together! The Whisper White layers measure 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″! Just have fun with all the possibilities!!!

Birthday Z Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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A Friend Is Thinking Of You!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you are ready to tackle the week. Sometimes Monday can seem like a fresh start, back on routine from the chaos of a weekend, and I’ve got a superwomen attitude! Then there are the weeks that I’m ready to crash from a busy weekend, my to-do list for the week isn’t created so I wander around wondering what to work on first. Those are the days that a simple smile from a stranger at the grocery store, a random text from a friend, or happy mail in the mailbox mean the most!!! Everything is quickly turned around and superwomen comes back! So today, I just want to say, “A friend is thinking of you and you got this!!!”

A Friend is Thinking of You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a quick and simple card that can be created in any color scheme and with any designer series paper. Perfect to create and have some on hand all the time!

I started with a Highland Heather card base and added a strip of the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the adorable huggers in Gorgeous Grape Ink. This is from the Artfully Aware Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog!! I love the images and greetings in this set as they are so heartwarming and perfect!

Then I layered this piece onto a layer of Gorgeous Grape. The greeting in the corner was stamped from the Part of My Story Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Ink. Before adding the focal point, I laid down a strip of the Flax Ribbon. The Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the focal point help to hold the ribbon in place!

Part of My Story, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another similar version. I created this one portrait rather than landscape and I left off the ribbon. The card uses a different image and greeting but again using the same stamp sets! For this card, I colored in the image using Stampin’ Blends. I did use some of the Gingham Gala Sequins on both for a little extra flare.

Which one is your favorite??? If you want to recreate these cards, click the supply list below and remember there are only a few days of Sale-A-Bration left!! Every $50 in orders earns you a FREE item!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Using Both Sides of the Paper!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! We are using both sides of the paper from the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper to create 2 cards!

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Which one is your favorite – the left or the right?? Let me know in the comments below!! To be honest, I don’t know that I could pick. I really had a lot of fun with this card style……as you can see below with all the different options I just had to try out!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (5-1/2″ x 2-3/4″) and tied some ribbon around the card. I used the Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon and the Granny Apple Green/Coastal Cabana Reversible Ribbon. Check out the same below where I even mixed those up and used the reversible ribbon on the purple dotted paper. The paper is the same piece for both cards just the left card using one side and the right card using the other!

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For the greeting, I stamped it from the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set. I used the same images for the focal point too. I stamped the candy jar in Coastal Cabana and die cut it with the Layering Ovals Framelits. Then I really had fun with the different candy options in the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set. Gum drops, hard candy, jelly beans, gummy bears, and chocolates….YUM!!! Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored them in!

Sweetest Thing Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After coloring, I layered the oval onto a scalloped oval of Coastal Cabana and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some Glittered Enamel Shapes to some for a little pop of texture and glitter.

So many fun looks and combinations with this amazing bundle. Click the supply list below so you can get started on creating your favorites!!! Which is your favorite??? 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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Laura’s Quick Tips: 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper!!!

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Today, I am sharing another fabulous one of Laura’s Quick Tips and it’s all about 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper!! I don’t like wasting designer paper because it is so pretty and I don’t like to waste. Creating cards using specific measurements makes little to no waste and lots of fabulous card creations!!!

Laura's Quick Tips: 6" x 6" Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m sharing samples using the Gingham Gala Designer Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Actually you can use any 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. In fact, you can even cut your 12″ x 12″ pieces down to create these same projects!!!

One way to use up all of the 6″ x 6″ piece is to cut as follows. First, cut at 4″ creating a 6″ x 4″ piece. Then cut that into 2″ x 4″ pieces resulting in 3 pieces of that size. The leftover piece measures 2″ x 6″ so cut another 2″ x 4″ piece. This leaves a 2″ square leftover. This is perfect for punching out a piece to layer behind a greeting or save up 4 of these for a 2″ x 4″ four square grid. Here is a fabulous sample using the 2″ x 4″ pieces!

The other way to use up all of the 6″ x 6″ piece is as follows. First, cut at 4″ creating a 6″ x 4″ piece. Then cut that one at 5-1/4″ creating a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece which is perfect for laying on the front of a card base. The little 3/4″ x 4″ piece leftover is perfect to place on the inside of the card for some fabulous coordination and decoration. Then there is a leftover 2″ x 6″ piece that can be cut at 2″ x 4″ and a 2″ square like the one above. Another option would be cutting it at 2″ x 5-1/2″ for a side strip down the edge (or middle) of a card front. Here is a fabulous sample using that!

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


Using All The Happiness Blooms Paper!!!

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I love designer paper and my biggest struggle with it is that one side must be covered up in order to enjoy the other side. Today, I’m sharing a card using all of the Happiness Blooms Paper….both sides!!!

Using All The Happiness Blooms Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love it and there is no right or wrong way to do this. Thank you to Mary Ellen Stites for the inspiration on this card! Also, this is a great way to use up those little leftover scraps of designer paper!

I started with a Grapefruit Grove card base. Next, I took a piece of Call Me Clover measuring 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and layered on the strips of Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. The designer paper is cut into 3-1/2″ x 3/4″ strips. Since one paper pack has so many options front and back, it is super easy to just mix and match the patterns. Once I had all of the pieces on, I tied some Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon around it and then added it to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it in Night of Navy Ink from the Well Said Stamp Set. This set is super fun because there are so many mix and match greetings and something for the inside of the card as well. After stamping the greeting, I punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Then using the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set, I added a few flowers around the greeting. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few Happiness Blooms Enamel Shapes over the flowers.

How do you like to use your designer paper?? Let me know in the comments below. Also, you can check out some of my One Sheet Wonders which are great for using designer paper. Also, check out the supply list below for you to make this card too!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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You are Amazing!!!

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It’s Monday and while that is a bit of a bummer that the weekend is over. It means a new start to a week and let’s make it a good one! After all it is the last week of February and one step closer to Spring! So put on a smile this Monday and know that you are amazing!!! Thank you to Jean Noellsch‎ for the inspiration for this card.

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Surely this beautiful bright card is going to make you smile!!! I just love flowers and bright colors. I’m also loving the Dot To Dot Embossing Folder right now too. It’s just so classic and goes with everything!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Pineapple Punch (4″ x 5-1/4″) that was run through the Big Shot in the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder! Using a strip of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Banner Triple Punch, I created the floral banner for the left hand side. Then using that same patterned piece, I die cut an oval with the Layering Ovals Framelits to back the greeting! The greeting was stamped from the Incredible Like You Stamp Set. To finish it off I added a few Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for texture as well as the fact that they hold better on an embossed surface.

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I couldn’t decide whether it needed this little knot of ribbon or not. What do you think – knot or not?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supply list below! Don’t forget that orders of $50 earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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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