Technique Tuesday – Candle Creations!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! This one is rather simple and super fun! I’m sharing some candle creations using the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. This Suite is my favorite by far and I just can’t put it down!

Candle Creations, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This quick and simple card is perfect for a Man Card but stay tuned to the card I’m going to show tomorrow which is more feminine and changed up a little! Both of these styles of cards are great for making multiples to have on hand all year long!!!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base. Next, I stamped the greeting all along the top and bottom in Bermuda Bay Ink using the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set! Be sure to start stamping on the edge with the greeting hanging off some so that it looks like the greeting continues on and on! Then, I added a piece of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 3″) in the center.

Boy Candles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) and stamped the candles. There are 3 styles of candles in the set – solid, dots, and stripes. So while each candle can be stamped alone, there are also combinations that can be created. Simply stamp the solid image off once onto scrap paper and then onto your project. Then stamp the patterned candle in full strength! Be sure to check out the video tutorial below to see these fun combinations! I stamped the center candle first and then worked my way out from either side. I found that this helped me with my spacing. Another tip was that I stamped them a little angled on purpose because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get them perfectly lined up straight and even! After stamping the candles in Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist Ink, I stamped the flames in Crushed Curry Ink. Once I was finished stamping, I added this to the card front! Check back tomorrow to see a few ways I stepped up this card with some variations! You can even join my mailing list here so you don’t miss out!

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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Technique Tuesday – Some Things Are Just Meant To Be!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! This greeting is like my favorite of all time, I think! Some Things Are Just Meant To Be…Like The Two Of You Together! Come on now, aren’t you loving this?? I think it will be great for engagement, wedding, and anniversary!

Some Things Are Just Meant To Be, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took the Lots of Labels Framelits and die cut some of the Lemon Lime in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack and some Whisper White! Depending on how much you want to show between the layers, you can pick the size of framelit.

Floral Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point, I stamped it all in Memento Black Ink! The greeting was stamped in the middle from the Petal Palette Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and the floral edge pieces are from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Get the Petal Palette Bundle, save 10% and earn the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set for Free! How fabulous is that?!?!?! Woot woot! Using the images in the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set, I added color to the flowers with Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist! The cool thing about these images are that they are textured and not a perfect match. This makes it easier to stamp and gives it a watercolor look almost. Tip: The greenery has a stamp for the top and the bottom so if it looks like it totally doesn’t line up, try the other side!!

After finishing the stamping and coloring, I added ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack to the back as well as some Silver Sequin Trim! Simply start on one end and secure it with Stampin’ Dimensonals, run it to the other side and make a loop and secure it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Keep filling in until you have a loop on either side and the ends on opposite sides. Once all the ribbon is secure, peel off the Stampin’ Dimensionals and add it to the card front. I had a few sequins fall off the ends so I added those around the base with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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!!! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see another sample using the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birds On A Branch!!!

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Happy Monday!!!! I had a wonderful weekend stamping with an amazing group of ladies on Saturday Morning, celebrating my Mother In Law’s birthday, and going to IKEA for some baby stuff!!! 🙂 Now it’s back to the work week and fun stamping time! Let’s start with this fun Birds on a Branch card!

Bird on a Branch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Melon Mambo card base and layered on a piece of Tangerine Tango measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped all over it. Using Memento Black Ink, I stamped the images from the Bird Banter Stamp Set! Then using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored everything in. I used different color combinations – Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie!

Stampin' Blends Combinations, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I added a strip of Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and stamped the greeting on Melon Mambo! I finished off each card with some Enamel Shapes for texture! These cards were super fun, I couldn’t not take a photo of all the different combinations! Enjoy!

All The Shades of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Some of the flowers, I did in 2 and 3 tone colors!!! I really had  lots of fun! Let’s be honest, when you are coloring this many, you get bored and need to mix it up!

All The Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I hope this inspires you with your coloring!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Brusho Color Palette!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! I’m showing your how to create a Brusho Color Palette!!! I prefer to have more control and precision with my crafting so I love coloring with Brusho like this!!!

Brusho Color Palette, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the rustic look of this card with that metal shine from the silver embossing and bold color from the Brusho Crystal Colour. Let’s get started!!

I started with a Island Indigo card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. For the greeting, I took a strip of Pear Pizzaz cardstock and stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The greeting was stamped in Island Indigo Ink. Then I took some Linen Thread and wrapped it around my fingers to create the loops. I slid the loops off my fingers and placed them on the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured the loops all over the back and made sure the ends were held tight. The greeting was placed on the far right side of the card!

Rustic Flower, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that stunning flower and amazing technique using the Brusho Crystal Colour. I stamped the flower from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in Versamark Ink onto Watercolor Paper. Then I added Silver Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool. Be sure to firmly stamp the flower since the watercolor paper is textured but of course don’t press so hard that you rock or end up with Versamark Ink all over. 🙂 It’s a delicate balance.

For the color palettes, I took a clear block, tapped a little Brusho Crystal Color onto it and added some drops of water from an Aqua Painter. Then I used the Aqua Painter to color the flower. I used the Brilliant Blue, Moss Green, and Yellow! To be honest, I prefer to use the green in this way because of the color combination used to create the green. I find that when I tap it on the purples and yellows pop too much and I prefer a more green look. After coloring the flower and allowing it to dry, I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed it on the left hand side of the card!

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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Golden Hearts are Best!!!

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Happy Monday!!!! These golden hearts just make me happy. Look at that bling and shine!!!

Golden Hearts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the simple greeting on this card that makes it not so lovey dovey for Valentine’s Day! You can check out a few others I have done here and here! Valentine’s Day is a holiday I love to show how much someone means to me but I don’t always want it to be all mushy!

For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base. Then I layered a piece of Rich Razzleberry (4″ x 5-1/4″) and a piece of the Painted With Love Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″)! Simple and easy to assemble!

For the greeting, I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). I stamped the greeting in Melon Mambo Ink onto Whisper White. Then I punched it out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. Next, I layered that onto a Melon Mambo circle punched out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. Finally, I added this to a piece of Calypso Coral that was stamped with the detailed label in Rich Razzleberry Ink and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch. All of these layers were put together with Snail Adhesive. Next, I flipped the greeting over and added loops of Gold Sequin Trim and secured them in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I added this to the lower right corner of my card!

Label Me Pretty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was really easy to create so it would be perfect for making multiples! The Painted With Love Designer Paper has lots of different prints that you could mix and match as well. Want to see all the sheets on a full scale? Check out this video!

Are you a big fan of Valentine’s Day or not really? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 

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Black & White With A Pop of Red!!!

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Last week, I showed off the NEW Brusho Crystal Colour and ways to color with it!!! This fabulous black & white with a pop of red was created using the Brusho Crystal Colour as well! That vibrant background

Black & White With A Pop of Red, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Silver Foil  Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″). This can all be done while waiting for the focal point to dry! 🙂

 Red Brusho Crystal Colour, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using a piece of Watercolor Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 3″, I wet the entire thing with an Aqua Painter. Then I tapped the Red Brusho Crystal Colour over the top. A little bit goes a long way…..trust me. I love bold vibrant colors and like 8 drops of the powder is perfect! At this point, I used the Aqua Painter to color in the entire piece of paper. If you wish to have a more swish swish look or just the dotted looked, leave it as is. It really is fun how many different ways it can be used! After allowing it to dry, I stamped the dots from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in Versamark all over. Then I poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top and set it with the Heat Tool. This is how I got those shiny dots!

Spot the Dot, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card and tied the two ends on the right hand side with a little bit of Silver Metallic Thread. For the greeting, I stamped it from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in Basic Black  Ink. I used the Pretty Label Punch to get those nice rounded ends. After stamping the greeting, just turn the punch upside down and slide the greeting in from the top so only one side is in the punch. Punch and then rotate to do the other side. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used them to add the watercolor paper to the card front!

Check out the Post & Video I posted last week to see more on Brusho Crystal Colour and tips and tricks!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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You Are The Best!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Today’s I’m sharing this “You Are The Best” card which is perfect for Valentine’s Day without being all lovey dovey! It can also be used any time of the year!!!

You Are The Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super simple and with the fabulous Sale-A-Bration Happy Wishes Stamp Set you can mix and match greetings! This is one of the stamp sets that you can get for FREE with a $100 order. This set has 16 stamps in it. There is a large “best” and “happy” and then lots of greetings that coordinate. I love it! Stamp the large greeting in black or gray and color it in or just stamp it in any color!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. The fold is on the left hand side and I went with this style so that I could tie the ribbon around the left side. This way I used less ribbon than if I wrapped it around the 5-1/2″ part of the card. I used the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon and tied it around to the inside of the card and into a knot on the front! Next, I layered on a piece of the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 4″x 3″. With this size divisible by 12″, I got 12 of these pieces out of one sheet.

For the greeting, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits. The scallop circle was cut in Melon Mambo and the the smooth oval in Whisper White. Then, I stamped the greeting from the Happy Wishes Stamp Set in Fresh Fig Ink. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I love being able to mix and match the greeting to create lots of different styles of cards like this. Another fun change, I used Gold Metallic Ribbon and Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon on other samples! I love having the ability to mix and match!

Want to check out more samples using the Painted With Love Designer Paper, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Valentine’s Day Card Ideas!!!

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Today, I’m sharing with you some Valentine’s Day card ideas!!! I love Valentine’s Day because I feel like it’s a great chance to show your love, happiness, appreciation (whatever it may be) to those around you. I’m not a fan of the roses and chocolates but the CARD is a must!!!

Valentine's Day Card Ideas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a great concept using the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog! It’s not super lovey dovey but still shows love!

I started with a Melon Mambo card base. Next, I cut 2 pieces of the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 5″ x 2″ and 3″ x  2″! I used the same sheet of 12″ x 12″ from the pack but used one side for one piece and the other side for the other piece! The larger piece is layered on Rich Razzleberry measuring 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″. The smaller piece is layered on Gold Foil Paper measuring 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″. I just love how this designer paper has those gold flecks in it. It is just stunning! Before adding the rectangles to the card, I stamped the greeting from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink. The greeting is a bit tight so it’s best to stamp it first. Next, I layered on the piece to the left. The smaller piece has some Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon wrapped around it and tied into a knot. Then I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture. I finished off the front with a few Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Hugs & Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the second piece of the greeting on it.

If you would like to see this all in action as well as a few other Valentine’s Day cards, 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!!! Let me know if you have any tip and tricks to share in the comments below!

Stay tuned as I will be posting the other cards in the video next week!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Quick & Simple Birthday Bow!!!

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Birthday cards are the most needed for me! Sometimes I need one now so quick and simple is good! This birthday bow card is just that!!

Birthday Bow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The other super cool thing about this cards is your can change up the colors to what you like the best or what you have on hand! There are endless possibilities with this card style.

I started with a Peek-A-Boo Peach card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and added a strip of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper along the right side (1″ x  3-3/4″). The awesome thing about this is that you can get like 8 pieces from one sheet of the 6″ x 6″ designer paper. Woot Woot! For the stamping, I used the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog! The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink and the bow in Lemon Lime Twist Ink. For the bow, I stamped the large portion of the bow first and after stamping off once. Then I stamped all the little pieces in full strength Lemon Lime Twist. Since the stamp set is photopolymer, it is pretty easy to line up and stamp the second image!

Do you like quick and simple cards like this or one with more layers? What would you add or change to this card to step it up? Let me know in the comments below! I did think about adding some ribbon or stamping more bows but then I thought less is more maybe!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Occasions Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper!!!

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Today, I’m sharing with you the Occasions Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper!!! The catalog just doesn’t do this amazing stuff justice!!! Here you will see it on a bigger scale and each piece front and back!!!

Painted With Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and has gold foil on one side of each piece! I love the shades of pink, purple, coral, and gold! The hearts are great for Valentine’s Day too! Check out the Video of each sheet here!

Myths & Magic, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and one side of each sheet has a fabulous glitter image. The glitter is on the mermaids, wizards, unicorns, and other designs. This paper is super fun and will make amazing kid/teen cards! I love it!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!

Occasions Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and all black and white. I love black and white paper that I can add a pop of color with cardstock, ribbon, or embellishments. This paper is fun to color with Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, or the Sponge Brayer!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!

Sweet Soiree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and has a silver foil design on one side of each sheet! These pastels and floral prints are great for the transition from Winter to Spring! I just love flowers! Also, there are cakes and other fun images that are perfect for Weddings, Bridal Shower, and more! Check out the Video of each sheet here!

True Gentleman, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and perfect for man cards! I love the color scheme and prints. I always struggle with man cards but I think this paper will make it super easy!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!

Picture Perfect Party, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper Stack is 6″ x 6″. I love the bright colors and fun designs of these sheets. Birthday cards are my most used and this stack screams birthday!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!

Tutti Frutti, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack is 6″ x 6″! These bright colors and fun fruits are perfect for Spring and Summer! Those are my favorite seasons so I love this stack!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!

Which one is your favorite?? My favorites are the Painted with Love and Picture Perfect Party!!! Let me know yours in the comments below! Also, let me know if you like this display of the designer paper so you can really see it. Do you find it helpful? If so, I’ll be sure to do it for every new catalog release!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura