No Peeking….You Have To Wait!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I thought I would share a little tag inspiration for the upcoming holidays! This is simple and easy to add a handmade touch to your holiday gifts! You can check out more gift packaging ideas here and here!

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This tag was created using the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch!!! This punch had me at HELLO since it is very similar to the retired Decorative Label Punch. I simply stamped the greeting in Real Red Ink and punched it out. Then using the 1/8″ Handheld Punch, I added a hole in the top. I used the New Jute Twine from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I love it!!!

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Here I added in some Designer Series Paper as decoration. For the one on the left, I used some of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. I just added Whisper White to the back side with the stamped image and glued the two together before threading them on the twine. The tag on the right was punched into banner tips with the Banner Triple Punch. There are lots of great ways to decorate tags for any occasion. These tags are perfect for gifts, gift bags,  or even to add with some ribbon on a bottle of lotion or bottle of wine! Simple and fabulous!

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I hope you all have an amazing weekend. I am super excited because I’m spending it with family!!! My niece and nephew’s birthday party is tomorrow and the family reunion is on Sunday. There is nothing better than 100+ people gathering for a day of good food and great fun! I’ll see you all back here on Monday.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Pick A Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.comDon’t forget that this stamp set – Pick A Pumpkin is the one you can earn for FREE with a $75 order! This offer is all month long. Check out all the details here!


You Mocha Me Crazy!!!

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Happy Wednesday! Here’s a little coffee to help you through the rest of the week. I am not a coffee drinker but have fallen in love with the Coffee Cafe Bundle and this adorable little pun…..You Mocha Me Crazy!!!You Mocha Me Crazy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So to be honest, since I’m not a coffee drinker, I looked at this Suite and thought that it was cute but not for me. Then I take a lot of customers talking about it and saying how they loved it so I had to get on board. I LOVE IT!!! See here’s the thing, I don’t drink coffee but everyone I know does…..and after all I make cards for them and not myself! 🙂

I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) to stamp on. Then I just placed a piece of the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (1″ x 5-1/4″) at the time. I didn’t adhere it just yet….in case I messed up my stamping. Using the designer paper as a guide, I stamped the lid and whipped topping from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink making sure to leave room for the straw. Then I stamped the cup and the straw.

I did it this way so that my spacing worked and everything fit. If I had stamped the cup first and added all the extras on top, it might be too high for the designer paper. When stamping the straw, simply place a scrap piece of paper over the lid as a mask. The straw stripes were stamped in Pear Pizzazz.

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For the coffee part, I placed scrap paper on either side of the cup and added some Early Espresso Ink with a Sponge Dauber! Now to assemble, I officially adhered the designer paper and attached it to the card base. Next, I wrapped some Black Baker’s Twine around the card and tied it into a bow. Using the little greeting from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, I stamped it on scrap white and punched it out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. I added those with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and a few little Rhinestones for some bling!

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This card is just super cute and ready to give to a friend for a coffee date to catch up!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Creating Loops of Sequins Behind Your Greeting!!!

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I have recently fallen in love with these little loops of sequins behind the greeting! It really just makes it POP and I love the little bit of bling!

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I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog which is perfect for this card and SO many other fabulous ones! Stay tuned to more samples using that amazing sunflower too!

I started with an Old Olive card base! Next I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the leaf from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set 3 times. I used Old Olive Ink for both stamped images. Since these images are textured and not solid, they really overlay perfectly! I love it! After stamping the leaves, I added the strips of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. These strips are just 3/4″ wide and angled on each end.

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Now, it’s time for the greeting. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the Whisper White and Gold Foil circle! I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set! After adhering the greeting to the Gold Foil circle, I flipped it over. I took a strip of the Mini Gold Sequin Trim and looped it around the backside. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured these loops in the exact spot that I wanted it. (Yes, I am an over-user of dimensionals but that’s okay!) Next I added this to the card front. Since there are always a few sequins that fall off the end, I added them around the greeting to the card front. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere them! I just love it!!!

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Happy Stampin’
~Laura

Pick A Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.comDon’t forget that this stamp set – Pick A Pumpkin is the one you can earn for FREE with a $75 order! This offer is all month long. Check out all the details here!


Mini Pizza Boxes are Amazing!!!

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These Mini Pizza Boxes are just fabulous and adorable!!! They are in the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog and they are perfect for a gift card, cookie, or little cards /tags. Anything could go in there….and it’s calorie-free!!! 😉

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These Mini Pizza Boxes are precious and decorating them is so simple! You can either just decorate the top square or wrap ribbon all around or do a belly band!

I folded the little Pizza Box on the score lines and popped it together. Be sure the shiny, plastic side is on the inside. This is to make it food safe! Next I added a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. Then I placed one of the gold Foil Snowflakes in the center. For the greeting, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits and Stitched Shapes! I love layering these 2 styles together. They are just fabulous! The greeting was stamped in the middle from the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set! There are lots of great greetings in that set to pick from! I added the greeting to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

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Simple switch out the Designer Series Paper and the greeting and this would be perfect for any occasion! Check out other fabulous gift packaging idea in yesterdays post! There is a video tutorial as well!

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What do you all think about the new product lists that I’m showing for each project shown? Do you like this better? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 

Pick A Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.comDon’t forget that this stamp set – Pick A Pumpkin is the one you can earn for FREE with a $75 order! This offer is all month long. Check out all the details here!


Pumpkin Spinner Card!!!

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Last week I shared with you the Reindeer Spinner Card for Christmas but today I’m sharing this Pumpkin Spinner Card!!!

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You can check out all the instructions for this card as well as seeing a Video Tutorial by clicking here!!! I figured I wouldn’t explain it all again but I will let you know the colors and dimensions as this one is a bit different!

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and layered on a piece of Very Vanilla (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″). For the next layer, I used Cajun Crazy (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) and a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Paper (3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″). There is a smaller border showing on this card with each layer. This can be modified to whichever you prefer!

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Now for the little pumpkin spinner part, I stamped it from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set! This is a fun set the Holiday Mini Catalog. Next, I colored the pumpkin with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Using the coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits, I die cut them out (Bundle & Save 10%). Since I don’t need the tag portion, I snipped off the string hole and the fold. Now there is a front and back pumpkin. I added Fast Fuse to the back of both. Next, I placed some Copper Metallic Thread down the center and pressed it between the 2 pumpkins.

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For the inside on this one I really struggled with deciding what I wanted to use. I bet I spent 10 minutes contemplating using a solid cardstock or another pattern from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper. I settled with Soft Sky cardstock! Love it!!! Again, be sure to check out the Video Tutorial I did so you can see it all in action! Be sure to wind it up before sending it out! Then when the recipient opens the card, the little pumpkin will spin around and around!!!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Pick A Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.comDon’t forget that this stamp set – Pick A Pumpkin is the one you can earn for FREE with a $75 order! This offer is all month long. Check out all the details here!


Technique Tuesday – Spinner Cards!!!

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Happy Tuesday!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s a major WOW!!! This spinner card is just soooo cool. Be sure to watch the video to really see it in action!

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Traditional red and green and just so precious with that little reindeer!!! Thank you to Jessica Ingold for this amazing idea! Let’s get started!!!

I started with a Garden Green Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and layered on a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″). Be sure to only put adhesive around the edges and then you can use your cut out ovals for another project. Next, I layered Cherry Cobbler (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) and a piece of the Be Merry Designer Paper (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) together. Using the Layering Ovals Framelits (3rd largest), I die cut an oval in the center. I placed this on top of my card base in the center and traced with a pencil around the middle of the oval. This helps to line up the oval on the card base layers. Be sure to open the card up when running the base through the Big Shot with the Layering Ovals Framelits. Again using the 3rd largest oval for this piece as well.

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Now let’s work on that little reindeer spinner part. I stamped the reindeer from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Next, I colored him with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Using the coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits, I die cut them out. Since I don’t need the tag portion, I snipped off the string hole and the fold. Now there are 2 separate reindeer. I added Fast Fuse to the back of both reindeer. Next, I placed some Silver Metallic Thread down the center and pressed it between the 2 reindeer.

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Now to assemble the spinner. I added a small strip of Fast Fuse to the top and bottom of the oval (cherry cobbler layer). Next, I pressed the thread into it, making sure it was nice and tight. (Be sure your reindeer and designer paper are both in the same direction so your trees aren’t upside down.) Then I took some Tear And Tape and placed it over the thread and covering the Fast Fuse strip. Now it is time to assemble the card! I added Stampin’ Dimensionals all around the Cherry Cobbler layer and placed it on the card base, lining up the ovals.

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For the inside, I die cut the 2nd largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and placed  it in the center to give a nice background for the reindeer! Now just wind up the reindeer and close the card! When the recipient opens the card, the little reindeer will spin and twirl around!!!

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

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Flowers Are Better In Odd Numbers!!!

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They say you should always decorate in odds, right? Well I would agree and flowers are better in odd numbers as well! Isn’t this card stunning?

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This card is super fun because you can mix and match the flower, the colors, and greeting. Flowers are great for any occasion, I think!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took three white pieces measuring 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and stamped the flowers. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set which has lots of stems and flowers to pick from. The stems were stamped in Old Olive Ink and the flowers were stamped in Fresh Fig Ink. I stamped the stems first with the flowers then placed on top! I placed these on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Once I had the placement down, I lifted each one individually for adhesive.

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Next, I placed a strip of Finely Woven Fresh Fig Ribbon over the lower portion of the flowers. I simply wrapped the ends to the back side and then added it to the card base. For the greeting, I die cut the Whisper White oval with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the scallop oval with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I just love the layered look of these two sets of Framelits in squares, circles, and ovals! The greeting was stamped from the same stamp set – Beautiful Bouquet! I love a set that has flowers and amazing greeting options! There are also greetings for the inside of the card!! BONUS!

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!!!


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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!!

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Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!! There is just something about that tang and the sweetness! Cupcakes are heavenly to me anyway!!! Let me know in the comments…..cake or cupcakes???

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When I decided to make cupcakes with embossing paste icing, I knew I wanted yellow for a lemon look!!! I think I nailed it! 🙂

I started with a Night of Navy card base (4-1/4″ x 11″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ and stamped the greeting from the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set in Night of Navy. Be sure to stamp it on the lower portion so the Designer Paper doesn’t cover it! I layered this onto the bottom of a piece of Daffodil Delight (4″ x 5-1/4″). On the top portion, I layered on a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″). The designer paper till overlap over the top of the greeting piece. I tied some Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon around the piece, covering the overlap of papers. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the cupcake, I used the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. The liner is a 3 step stamping image. I stamped the largest image in Crumb Cake Ink. The next image was stamped in Soft Suede (stamped off once) and the smallest final image in Soft Suede (full strength). The icing was stamped with the largest (most solid) image in Crushed Curry. I decided on using a darker yellow so it would really pop! I added the liner to the card front with Snail Adhesive but I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the icing! It is easier to ice the cupcake when it is adhered on already. Plus, this way you don’t have to touch it again while it dries.

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For this icing, I added a few drops of Daffodil Delight Re-inker to some Embossing Paste. Using the Palette Knives, I mixed it in and then added a fine layer to the cupcake icing. Go thin so it doesn’t take forever to dry and there is less curling and cracking of the cardstock. A few things I did to finish off the card were add some Glitter Enamel Shapes to either side of the greeting and Wink of Stella on the icing! Be sure the embossing paste is completely dry and just brush some glitter all over for a hint of shine! I just love how this turned out!!!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Crazy for Copper Roses!!!

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This card is just stunning with the copper roses! I love the bling from the embossing but all the simplicity of the single image and designer paper!

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You all know I love flowers oh so very much so this card is already fabulous in my book! I hope you all love it too!

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Petal Garden Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Now for that amazing rose. I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 4-1/2″) and tapped the Embossing Buddy all over it. This reduces the static on the paper so the embossing powder doesn’t stick in places it shouldn’t. Using the rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set, I stamped it in VersaMark Ink. This is the tacky ink for holding the embossing powder. Next, I poured Copper Embossing Powder over the top and tapped off the excess. To set the powder, I used the Heat Tool on setting 2.

Once it cooled, I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set. When I did this card in class sometimes we had a hard time fitting the greeting in. You could stamp the greeting first but allow it to dry for a bit and be sure to use the embossing buddy over the greeting. If you don’t the little bit of moisture from stamping the greeting will hold onto the embossing powder. To finish it off, I tied some Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon around the rose. Next, I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I placed it on diagonally which is always a bit of a struggle for me. The look is super cool but then I think it just looked crooked. I say just place it down and go with it!!! Made with love and not perfection! 🙂

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand!!!

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I think that Pink & Gold go hand in hand. Every girl needs a little bling in her life whether it is gold or silver!!!

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These colors are just so fabulous together! Don’t forget that the other half of the Bundle of Love Designer Paper is a beautiful blue!!!

For this card, I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Rather than wasting all of it by covering it up, I die cut the scallop circle out of the middle before layering on the Designer Paper. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the scallop and smooth circle! Once I had cut out the middle, I layered on the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper. The designer paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″ and I cut it at 2″ to have a 2″ piece and a 3″ piece! It doesn’t matter which one is the gold side and which is the pink, that’s all personal preference.

After adhering those on, I added a strip of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the spot where the paper comes together. This gives a nice clean look and I did adhered the ends on the back side and added it to the card base.

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Now for the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Blushing Bride Ink. To give it a little more color and pop, I brushed the edges with a Sponge Dauber. Next, I layered it onto the scallop Gold Foil circle and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used for this card, you can see them all here:

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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

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Don’t forget you can get the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order placed before August 31st!!! Click here for more details!