Pitcher of Flowers!!!

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While I love a vase of flowers, it’s always fun to mix up the container every now and again. This gorgeous pitcher of flowers is just stunning!!!

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The flowers so all the work for this simple card. While coloring takes a little bit of time, this card is super simple otherwise. You could always stamp a few of these and color a few evenings while watching TV and then assemble them all one of the evenings. I used basic colors for the base so that the flowers could be just about any color. This makes it easy to mix it up!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I added a layer of the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/2″). For the focal point, I stamped the pitcher and flowers in Memento Black Ink and colors using the Stampin’ Blends! I am soooooo proud of myself for how this turned out. Stampin’ Blends really make you feel like an artist! Trust me, I am not an artist at all. That little swatch for the shadow is just that…..a little swatch…but it looks amazing!  I used Light Crumb Cake for the shadow. The other colors I used were Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay for the pitcher. The cattails were done in Bronze. I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive for the greenery and artichoke. Isn’t that what that is??? Let me know in the comments below if it’s not! Daffodil Delight was used for the little beady things.

Creating a Shadow with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For a little more fun, I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners before adding it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little greeting on the bottom was stamped with the Country Home Stamp Set too! I stamped it onto Bermuda Bay and then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. After adhering it on the card, I trimmed off the right hand edge.

Coloring with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are a few of the samples from those in my classes. I just love the different color combinations everyone used! Which one is your favorite?

Click the supplies below so you can color this fabulous pitcher with flowers!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simply Thankful For All The Good Things!!!

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Happy Monday!!! This greeting – Simply Thankful For All The Good Things is perfect for Thanksgiving but also all year long!

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The Country Lane Designer Series Paper is sooooo pretty. You all know I love floral prints but this one is floral and rustic and just perfect for Fall.

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Next, I took a piece of the Country Lane Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the background. Using another piece from the same pack of paper (2″ x 4″), I punched the banner tips with the Banner Triple Punch. For the greeting, I layered Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″) onto Blackberry Bliss (2″ x 3″). The greeting is from the Country Home Stamp Set and stamped in Blackberry Bliss Ink. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture. To finish it off, I tied a little bow in Linen Thread and adhered it with a Mini Glue Dot.

Designer Paper is so stunning that sometimes you don’t need much more than a simple greeting. This makes for a fabulous quick and simple card! I love it! Click the supplies listed below to recreate this beauty!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Last Video of Designer Paper!!!

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Hello everyone!!! Today, I’m sharing the last video of Designer Paper for the holidays!!! Many of them are from the Holiday Mini Catalog but the one today is actually from the Annual Catalog!!! You can check out all of the others by clicking here!

Last Video of Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

So if you are anything like me, you didn’t even glance at this paper when it came out in the New Catalog in June. After all, it was the middle of summer and hot outside so winter and the holidays were not on your mind then. I don’t want you to miss out on this fabulous paper though no that reality has hit and winter and the holidays are around the corner. The pine cones and plaids are cute and cozy. Also, there are little deer which coordinates with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog!

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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


Oh Darling, You Are Fabulous!!!!

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I don’t know if I have ever said Oh Darling before but this Oh Darling, You Are Fabulous greeting is fun! I do love the word fabulous and say it a lot!! Do you say either of these phrases?

Oh Darling You Are Fabulous, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have used this card concept many many times but it’s a classic. It works so well and there are lots of ways to mix it up. Change the designer paper, the greeting label piece, and the ribbon for a totally different look each time.

I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I added a piece of the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) to the bottom half. This 3″ x 4″ piece is perfect because it uses every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper. Using some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, I covered up the line where the designer paper ends. The ends of the ribbon are wrapped around to the back side and secured with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I die cut out the label using the Stitched Labels Framelits. Then I stamped the greeting from the coordinating Stitched All Around Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well because I wanted a nice smooth greeting piece. Otherwise it would be lumpy over the ribbon.

Have you created a card with this layout before? Let me know in the comments below. If you haven’t, I highly recommend it because it’s fun and simple!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Stamping a Perfect Row!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! I am stamping a perfect row of vases today!!! No worries or panic that you will get them all straight or you have nailed it and now for the final vase and…..boo you messed up. The Stamparatus makes it quick and easy!

Stamping a Perfect Row, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I love the colors in this card. They are so bright and cheery and go so well together – Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry! First I’m going to start with a little set-up tutorial for the Stamparatus before getting into the full details of this card.

First, I lined up all three vase outlines on my cardstock spaced out and what seemed lined up straight. Then I shut the Stamparatus plate to pick up each of these vases. Using the grid lines on the clear plate, I made sure the vases were in fact straight and then I stamped a practice round onto scrap paper to verify. Next, I took the solid vases and placed them on the scrap stamp piece and then shut the other plate. Now I have my outlines on one plate and the solids on the other plate. When I decided to do the vases in different colors, I realized I couldn’t have them all on the same plate because it was difficult to get color on that middle vase without making a mess on the other 2. So I took the middle vase out and stamped that one by hand. Then I inked the other 2 vases with their colors and stamped them with the Stamparatus.

Keeping the vases in place, I flipped both Stamparatus plates over and stuck the scallop trim on one and the greeting on the other. Again I used a scrap piece of paper till I got it lined up correct. For the scallops, I placed the paper down, stamped, flipped the paper around, and stamped again. This gave me that top and bottom border.

Now for the card details. I started with a Coastal Cabana card base. Next, I worked on each of the focal points starting with the vases. Using a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 3″, I placed it in my Stamparatus and stamped all 3 of the vase outlines from the Varied Vases Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Then I stamped the solid vases in Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo Ink. Next, I stamped the flowers in Memento Black and colored them in with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends.

Varied Vases, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To add a little more fun to this piece, I rounded 2 opposing corners with the Detailed Trio Punch and tied some Black Baker’s Twine around the left end. After tying the twine, I placed Stampin Dimensionals over it to secure it in place.

Next up is the greeting which was stamped on a 1″ strip. After stamping it in Coastal Cabana and Memento Black, I placed it on the card front and trimmed off the extra. This way I didn’t have to use such a small piece for stamping. Then I added the 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Impressions Designer Paper along the left edge. Finally, I added those fabulous vases with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

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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Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!!!

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Hello, stampers!!! The Holiday Mini Catalog officially started yesterday!!! I’ve been sharing lots of the Designer Series Papers so you can see them on a full scale. Today, I’m sharing the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!!! This paper is just STUNNING!!!

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Holiday Mini Catalog is available now! So run and get this amazing paper NOW!!!! I know I’m a HUGE fan of flowers and anything floral patterned but this paper is stunning. It is printed on shimmery white paper so it has a nice shine all over it and the color combinations are perfect!!! I think it might be my favorite out of all of the papers in the Holiday Mini Catalog!

If you would like to check out all of the papers in the catalog on a full sheet scale, check out my YouTube Channel as I have/will be posting more of the Designer Series Paper Packs.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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


Happy September!!!!

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It’s Tuesday and it’s September! Is anyone else like mind blown about all of this?? It feels like Monday. I don’t want to give in that it’s September and summer is ending but I guess I will embrace it. Happy September!!!

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Here I’m going to ease into the Holiday Mini Catalog and season with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. This paper has that rustic, cozy feel in my opinion. Those plaids make me think of a warm flannel blanket and I love to snuggling with a blanket on any day. I love the white woodgrain looks because I’m not a fan of brown even if it is woodgrain. 🙂 Anyone else with me on that one? Do you like a white wash or white trim verses a wood trim? Let me know in the comments below!

The start patterns in this pack are fabulous too because I feel like those are versatile for any style of card throughout the year. The stripes are that way too! To me a good pack of paper has lots of versatile looks – ones for a specific occasion as well as basics. This one totally does.

Tomorrow, the Holiday Mini Catalog officially comes out and we can all start ordering these amazing goodies. I have been posting the Designer Series Paper Packs from the catalog on my YouTube Channel. This way you can see the full sheets and how amazing they truly are. Today, I’m sharing the Festive Farmhouse pack.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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


Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Reveals!!!

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Hello, stampers!!! Today is the start of my Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Reveals!!! I will be posting videos showing off the different paper packs from the Holiday Mini Catalog on my YouTube Channel. This is a great way for me to show off the full piece of paper so you can see just how fabulous each of these sheets are. The little swatch in the catalog sometimes just doesn’t show it all!

Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Reveals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I’m starting off the series with this Halloween themed paper. Some of you may know, I’m not a big Halloween fan. I know….gasp! It seems you are either a HUGE fan or you aren’t a fan at all. I’m the second one. Since I am not a big fan but still like to make treats for my nieces and nephews, I got just this pack of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and then I’ll use some greetings from a set that I have like Itty Bitty Greetings or a Paper Pumpkin Set.

I really like this paper because there are only a few sheets that are super Halloween-y. The frogs I think would make a super cute kid card. Pumpkins are great for Fall cards. Those stars on the far left look very fun for a wizard or starry night card. Polka dots and stripes are perfect for any occasion. When the paper is super versatile like this, I am more drawn to buying it because then I know I can use it for multiple card styles.

The Holiday Mini Catalog is available to order from starting on September 5th so get those wish lists started! Also, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel as I will be posting more of the Designer Series Paper Packs on there over the next week or so.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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

 


September Hostess Promotion!!!

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Today, I wanted to share with you this fabulous promotion that Stampin’ Up is offering in September because I wanted to give you time to get excited and prepare for it!!! The September Hostess Promotion is a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper for a $250 party. This can be 1 order or a few orders with friends! Either way once the total is $250, the paper is yours!!!

September Hostess Promotion, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I like this pack of Dashing Along Designer Paper because it’s only Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. That makes coordination and supplies easy to pick out and use. Also, I think the patterns are great for Christmas but also other occasions. There are 4 sheets each of the 3 double sided designs which is great for making multiples cards of the same design.

The first piece on the left is very elegant and perfect for Anniversary or Weddings cards. The diagonal stripes in the middle would be great for man cards. The stars on the far right are perfect for birthdays!

My dates in September are filling fast. I only have week days available but I can also do catalog parties or online parties. Let me know if you are interested in having a party so you can earn this fabulous paper! You can also earn it with a single order of $250 as well. With the Holiday Mini Catalog coming out in September as well, that won’t be hard to do! 🙂 You will also be earning my Free Stamp Set of the Month with that $250 order AND Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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


How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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Today, I’m sharing something that I have been asked about a lot so I finally did a video tutorial on it!!! Check out how to adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper to your project!!!

How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All you need is a sponge, silicone mat, and Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere it to your project. Since the Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so delicate and small, most other glues are hard to use and you end up with a sticky mess. Simply add a dot of the glue to the silicone mat and dab it with the sponge. Then lightly dab all over your designer paper and stick it on your project. Press over the top for a few seconds to allow the glue to adhere to the cardstock and you are all set! No mess with glue all over or accidentally using to much! Check out the Video Tutorial below to see this in action and how little glue you really need!

If you prefer, the Fine Tip Glue Pen would work as well but the chance of using too much is higher with that glue I think.

Poppy Parade Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a quick and simple card I created using this technique and that perfect little detailed design along the side.

I started with a Poppy Parade card base. Next, I added the little strip of Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper along the left hand side. I was able to get 2 of these cards with each of the border pieces so that’s awesome! Then, I stamped the flowers and greeting from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Black Ink. I added the pop of color with the flower dots in Poppy Parade Ink. For more contrast, I layered this piece onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and popped it onto my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few Rhinestones for some bling!! This card could be created in any color you wish. I love card concepts like that!

Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action and how little glue you really need! I hope you found this super useful. 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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