Thank You Beary Much!!!

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Today, I wanted to share another card that I made for baby thank you notes. This Thank You Beary Much card is just so precious!!! Baby Bear looks so real and soft and cuddly! 🙂

Thank You Beary Much, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Isn’t this teddy just adorable??? He is a 3 step stamped image but I used the Stamparatus and it was smooth sailing! I love that tool!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (no longer available) and cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece. Then, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the teddy bear from the Baby Bear Stamp Set! I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement especially since I was making multiples. I started with image #3 in Early Espresso Ink. Next, I used Soft Suede for image #2 and then Crumb Cake for image #1 (more solid image).

3 Step Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I was able to do 2 images at the same time and then I ran through for the last stamped bear image. It went fairly fast actually since I didn’t have to focus and line up each bear myself. This way I could watch a movie while stamping or let me mind wander. 🙂 After all, stamping should be relaxing and fun and not stressful! Once the bear was stamped, I layered it onto a piece of Powder Pink cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

For the greeting, I cut out some Powder Pink and stamped the greeting in Early Espresso Ink. Using the Triple Banner Punch, I punched both ends and added a little knot of ribbon. I love that Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon for a little bit of bling and shine! The greeting was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals too!

3 Designs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I made so many of this style of thank you note, I used different sheets from the Springtime Foils Paper Pack. Which is your favorite – dots, stripes, or floral?? Mine is the dots! I just like that random dotted look and the rose gold color! Leave your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simple Sweet Soirée!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Let’s start off the week with this quick and simple Sweet Soirée card! I love this card because you can add any greeting and it uses up every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper! Woot Woot!

Simple Sweet Soirée, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a great card template to have on hand because it can work with any designer paper, ribbon, and greeting! Also, with all the colors in the paper, you can use any one of them as the card base. The same goes for the ribbon. I used up lots of different styles of ribbon making this card!

I started with a Marina Mist card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Paper and cut it into 4″ x 4″ squares. One sheet of the designer paper will get you 9 squares! How awesome is that?!?!? Now for the greeting, I cut a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 2″. Using the Special Celebrations Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzleberry Ink.

To assemble the card, I added the greeting piece to the top portion of the card, leaving a nice border around the top and sides. Next, I took the designer paper and added it to the bottom portion, again leaving a border all around. There will be a little bit of overlap. Then, I tied some Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon around the card to the inside on that overlap. I finished the card off with a few Subtles Enamel Shapes!

TIPS: I like to tie the ribbon to the inside of the card so that I can use less Whisper White. If I tied it around the front layer, I would need a full 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to stamp and layer the designer paper on. This way I’m saving on paper and thickness of the card. Another bonus is that when I do tie my ribbon to the inside, I like to make the card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ so I’m using less ribbon than if I went 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple card. Also, a few little tips on saving product is always a plus! 🙂 Don’t forget that the Sweet Soirée Designer Paper is retiring at the end of the month (or while supplies last). Click here to check out all of the retiring items before they are gone!

Happy Stampin!

~Laura

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Share What You Love Early Release Bundles!!!

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Happy Tuesday….May…..Ziggy Arrival Month!!!! Today, I’m taking a break on Technique Tuesday to share with you the Share What You Love Early Release Bundles!!!! This suite of products will be in the New Catalog coming out on June 1st. Stampin’ Up is releasing some fun bundles a month early though. The only way to purchase these items is as a bundle and there are FREE ITEMS too! Woot Woot!

Share What You Love Early Release Bundles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I LOVE this suite of items because there are flowers and the color combination is just amazing. I am super loving those Pearlized Doilies as well. I love a good doily but for a clean, elegant, white look and not a rustic, antique look so these are perfect!!! Let me know which you prefer in the comments below! Am I alone here or do others prefer it that way?

For this card, I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a 4″ x 4″ piece of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I added adhesive along the right edge for the doily. I cut a Pearlized Doily in half and attached it to the adhesive on the designer paper and added it to the card front. Cutting doilies in half or pie shaped pieces is an awesome way to get even more fabulous projects out of each one. I did add a few Mini Glue Dots to a few scallops of the doily to really secure it down too!

For the greeting, I die cut a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Using the Love What You Do Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Then I stamped the leaves in Old Olive Ink. Before adding the greeting, I put a little Snail Adhesive across the center of the card and placed 2 strips of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon down. After placing the ribbon down, I cut the tips to create that fun look. Then, I added the greeting over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure not to put dimensionals in the center where the ribbon will be and your greeting will lay much smoother.

There are 4 NEW Bundles of goodies that are available starting today!!! The Share What You Love Suite comes in 3 Bundles – Just Getting Started, A Little More, Please, and Gotta Have It All. Each tier of bundles has one or more FREE items in it and of course all of the products coordinate together. This month only is when you can purchase these products as a bundle and get the FREE item. The 4th Bundle option is the New 2018-2020 In Color Collection of Ink Pads. Woot Woot!!!!! Click here to see all of the items and order yours today!!!

If you would like to see all of the products 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


Pizza Box Perfection!!!

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Yesterday I showed off a fabulous home decor Welcome sign with interchangeable images for seasons and occasions. You can check that out here. In order to store the little decorations when not in use, I decorated a pizza box. This adorable thing is just pizza box perfection and great to use on gifts and so much more!

Pizza Box Perfection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It’s just so fabulous and super super easy to make!!!! Just some ribbon and designer paper!!! It looks amazing too and perfect for gift giving! Gift cards, money, tags, mini cards, jewelry, food, and more fits in there. The box is food safe so putting in a cookie or something would be fabulous!

First I folded on all of the score lines for the Pizza Box. The plastic side goes inside the box (food safe liner). Once the box was assembled, I actually went ahead and added some Tear And Tape to the back inside flaps to keep the box from laying open. This is because the ribbon holds the frame of the box and I wanted it to be extra secure and not pulling on that ribbon. Then I cut 3 pieces of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack measuring 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. That means I can get 9 squares (3 boxes) from one sheet of Designer Paper. Woot Woot! I added one to the top, one to the bottom and one to the inside lid!

Decorated Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the ribbon, I added a strip of Tear And Tape all around the box. Then I pressed the Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon into the tape starting and ending in the front where the bow is. I picked this spot to start and end so that my bow would cover up the meet up point. Next, I made a little bow and added it to the front of the box with Mini Glue Dots! I just love it!!! Super cute and simple!

Do you like to make fun gift packaging? Let me know your favorite in the comments below! Also, stay tuned for more details on that cute summer decor in the box! It’s one for my Welcome Frame!

To purchase any of the items used today, click the images below! The Designer Paper is retiring and while supplies last!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Love With All Your Heart!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I feel like this card is so heart warming and the greeting is so powerful – Live Every Moment, Laugh Every Day, Love With All of Your Heart. This card is perfect for any occasion or day!!!

Love With All Your Heart, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Shades of pink, sweet hearts, and that amazing greeting makes me love this card so much!

I started with a Powder Pink card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped hearts on the top half. The hearts are from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set and were stamped in Powder Pink and Berry Burst Ink. Be sure to fall off the edges of the cardstock so it looks like the pattern continues. On the bottom portion, I added a piece of the Powder Pink Fresh Florals Designer Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″). Then I tied some Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding around the middle to cover up the seam of the paper.

Hearts of Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set onto Powder Pink cardstock. Then I punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added some Rhinestones to the top and bottom of the greeting for a little bit of bling. I also die cut a few Berry Burst hearts with the coordinating Support Ribbon Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I added the hearts with the Fine Tip Glue Pen! The die cut hearts are super necessary as I did another sample without them and loved it just the same!

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this card, click on the supplies below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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My 14th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up!!!

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Today is my 14th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up and I just can’t believe it!!! That is a long time and I have loved every minute of it. In fact, I almost feel like it just keeps getting better and better! The more people I meet, the more lives I touch, and the more fun I have makes it so much fun and fulfilling! In honor of my 14th Anniversary, I’m sharing my 14 Favorite Stampin’ Up Products right now!

My 14th Anniversary with Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are my 14 Favorites right now! Of course you can check out my past anniversary favorites here and here! I try not to pick the same items each year but there is some similarity because I love brights and flowers! 🙂

Beautiful Day Stamp Set – I am loving the big bold butterfly and flower for coloring and the full focal point on your card. These images are large and make the perfect focal point and all you need! Here and here are some samples using this!

Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set – I send lots of birthday cards and this set is super fun! I love how you can build candles and so much more. Also, that bow is super fun. Candles are great for all ages too! Love it!!! Here and here are some samples using it!

Berry Burst – This is my favorite color right now. I just love the deep pink and all the colors that coordinate so well with it!

Crinkle Seam Binding – This is a ribbon that I am so surprised I love because I hated normal seam binding in the past. I love the hint of shine and that texture of the crinkle. Also, this seam binding doesn’t fray as much as the old seam binding did. Here and here are some samples of me using this!

Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon – I just love bling and this white ribbon is perfect for any project. Add color with Stampin’ Blends or re-inker and you have any color! AMAZING!

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper – I love black and white designer paper and flowers! You can color this paper with Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Blends, or leave black and white! This paper is fabulous! Here and here are some samples using it!

Myths & Magical Designer Series Paper – I have super fallen in love with this paper because its super fabulous! Use it as a background or fussy cut out the little mermaids or unicorns for a focal point. Also, one side of each sheet has a glitter bit on it! Here and here are some samples using this paper!

Stampin’ Blends – I’m not a huge fan of coloring and I don’t really consider myself an artist but these markers make it fun and easy! I love the beautiful color, no streaks, and blending ability! Have no fear as they will be back in stock soon! 🙂 Here and here are some samples using Stampin’ Blends!

Layering Ovals, Layering Circles, & Stitched Shapes (3) – I find that I use one or multiples of these for almost each project. Layering a Stitched Circle with a Scallop Circle is just amazing! I can’t put these down. Scroll through my blog and you will see I use this ALL THE TIME!!!

Everyday Label Punch – While I love framelits, I still find punches so handy because punch punch punch and you are golden. It is so much faster than a crank through the Big Shot. This one is perfect for greetings and punch a second one, cut it in half, and layer with it. LOVE IT! Check that out here!

Perennial Birthday Card Kit – This kit is so fabulous because the box is adorable. It comes with 16 all occasion cards inside and the amazing birthday calendar dividers. This kit is perfect to give as a gift too! Click here to see it all!

Stamparatus – This thing is a miracle tool for multi-step stamping. It makes it such a breeze. I have also been using this for when I stamp on a plastic table at different events. Plastic tables have give in them and so sometimes you don’t get a nice solid image because of this. Using the Stamparatus is perfect because it’s so hard and solid. Perfect! Also, have you ever stamped in black but the image didn’t come out perfect and solid? Using the Stamparatus makes it easy to stamp it, ink it again and stamp it for a more solid smooth look! If you didn’t get this in a pre-order, don’t worry. It is coming June 1st!!!!

Those are my 14 favorites right now! Are any of them your favorites as well?? Let me know in the comments below if we share some favorites or what some of yours are. I would love to hear from you! Check out all of this in my Video by clicking here or the video below! There is also a Bump Shot in the video of little Ziggy! Enjoy! 🙂 Be sure to give the video a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on future videos and Ziggy when she arrives!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Mermaids Under The Sea!!!

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Whether you like the Little Mermaid Disney Movie or not, these mermaids under the sea on this card are just adorable!!! I love the layers, texture, and fun in this card so much!!!

Mermaids Under The Sea, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is just so much fabulous-ness going on with this card. I’ll let you continue to stare at it or you can keep reading for all the details to make your own!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I took another piece of Pool Party (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Seaside Embossing Folder. I added this layer to the card front. Then, I took a piece of the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper (blue bubbles) measuring 2″ x 4-1/2″ and punched the banner tips with the Banner Triple Punch. This piece was added to the card front as well.

Swimming Mermaids, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I took the sheet of mermaids from the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper and cut out by hand 2 different mermaids. I wanted them going in different directions so that they fit on the square better. Since I’m not a huge fan of fussy cutting, I just did a basic around the body and didn’t get into all the details. Next, I stamped the bubbles from the Magical Day Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay all over a Stitched Shape die cut square. Then I added the mermaids to the front and added this to a layer of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper. I liked to use Tear And Tape to add layers to glitter to make sure it has a nice strong hold.

Using the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%), I die cut out some seaweed in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. Then I added these along the side of the glimmer square, securing them on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off with a few more dimensionals and then added it to the card front! For the greeting at the bottom, I stamped it from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Then I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. On either end of the greeting, I added an Epoxy Dot for even more shine and texture!

I told you there were lots of layers and fun in this card but isn’t it just so magical?!?!?! I love it even if I only make 1…or maybe 2. 🙂 The Myths & Magical Suite is retiring at the end of the May which makes me sad. Be sure to stock up on these amazing products before they are gone. To see more samples using these products, click here, here, and here! Shop all of the products by clicking the items below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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It’s Monday, Let’s Celebrate!!!

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Happy Monday! Let’s Celebrate!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and survived April Fools Day! 🙂 I still have a few more Sale-A-Bration samples to share with all of you so bear with me. Sale-A-Bration is over but these are just too fabulous not to share! I got the idea for this card from fellow stamper, Karla E. Thanks for the beautiful card idea! Let's Celebrate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have really been loving Berry Burst lately and this card just adds in a few other favorites of mine too! Loving the color combination for sure!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Berry Burst (4″ x 5-1/4″) and a piece of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper (1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″) to the left side. Then I die cut out the squares for the greeting using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Squares Framelits! Using the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I stamped the sun burst in Peekaboo Peach Ink. Then I stamped the greeting over the top in Berry Burst Ink.

Celebrate with Sequins, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I layered the squares together and added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. Then, I made a bow with the Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding and stuck it on the corner with Mini Glue Dots. To finish off the card, I added a few Tutti Frutti Sequins! These things are fabulous because they come with adhesive on the back already! Woot Woot!

Don’t worry if you don’t have the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, you can always swap out the greeting for your favorite! The card concept is still a fun one to play with!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Party Pandas!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Today, we shall celebrate the middle of the week wit Party Pandas!!!! This is one of the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets that you can earn for FREE but there are only a few days left (ends March 31st)! Thank you to the fabulous stamper, Rachel for the inspiration on this card!

Party Pandas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I feel like these cards can be done with any greeting down in that corner. So many different options and super cute for kids and kids at heart!

I started with Whisper White cardstock as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Pool Party (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting in the bottom right corner in Memento Black Ink. If you are using Stampin’ Blends to color the hat, be sure to use Memento Ink. If you would like to use markers, use Basic Black Archival Ink. Then, I added this piece to the card front and added a 1-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Bubbles and Fizz Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper to the left side. For the focal point, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits. Using the same black ink, I stamped the panda in the middle. I love using 1 ink pad and 1 stamp set for a card – Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I added the ovals to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with a few Tutti-Frutti Sequins.

Birthday Love Panda, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another version I did using Berry Burst as the background and a different panda from the set. I love how this card can be mixed up and see look amazing!!! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on Saturday so you don’t want to miss out on earning free items with every $50 you order. You will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Little Warrior & His Dragon!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to rock this week! For a little inspiration, I thought I would share this little warrior & his dragon card!!!

Little Warrior & His Dragon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute and so easy to make because I let the designer paper do all of the work for me. I love it!!!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Next, I took a piece of Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a strip of the Myths & Magic Washi Tape along the bottom portion. The designer paper has glitter portions on the dragons and the warrior and the washi tape is all bling too! You can  never have enough bling. Also, I feel like with these colors it is still a great card for boys and girls so that’s awesome too! I think if I did this for a girl, I might use more of the Tangerine Tango and Fresh Fig but it all depends.

Sparkle Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Special Celebrations Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Gray Ink onto Smoky Slate cardstock. Then using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched out the greeting. Next, I punched again in Tranquil Tide cardstock and cut the label in half. I added a dab of adhesive to the left hand side of the back of the greeting and added one side of Tranquil Tide. Next, I repeated that on the other side. This is a fun way to layer with punches and you can have a lot show or just a little bit! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture and so it would look smooth over the washi tape!

If you want to see more samples using the Myths & Magic Suite, click here! I will be posting more soon too so stay tuned! This suite is just so much fun!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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