3D Embossing Folder Plate!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I’m keeping it simple today and sharing with you the 3D Embossing Folder Plate! Many of you have been asking me why your Embossing Folders aren’t going through and this is the trick!!

3D Embossing Folder Plate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This fun blue plate has been a product that Stampin’ Up released to help us with embossing. Unfortunately since it was a product release after the Annual Catalog came out, it hasn’t been in an actual catalog. So while it is available, it’s been under the radar kind of!

The blue plate is a bit thicker than the clear plates for die cutting and embossing. When using Stampin’ Up’s 3D Embossing Folders, 1 clear plate is not thick enough and 2 is way too thick! So rather than using cardboard shims and getting super frustrated, we have the fun blue plate!!!

Check out all of this in action with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate in 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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Golden Goddess!!!

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I sure did! My Mom came yesterday and we stamped her Christmas Cards!!! It was so much fun and a good time to catch up! Today, I’m sharing another samples using the Christmastime is Here Suite. Check out this Golden Goddess!!!

Golden Goddess, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just so elegant and beautiful! It would be perfect for a wedding card too!!! All white and gold and so amazing!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I embossed another piece of Whisper White with the Subtle Embossing Folder and added it to the front. Then with yet another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Christmas Rose in Gold Delicata Ink. Be sure to set it aside a bit to dry completely. I have found sometimes it smears if it isn’t fully dry. Once it is dry, I used the coordinating Roses Dies to die cut the rose and the greeting label. The greeting was also stamped in Gold Delicata!

Golden Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To assemble, I flipped the rose over and added three little loops of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon. This stuff is just stunning! Using the Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the ribbon and then all over the rest of the rose, I then added it to the card front! The greeting was also added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know me and my love for those things. To finish it off, I added a few Gold Glittered Enamel Dots! LOVE!!!!

Don’t forget that these items are while supplies last so click the supplies below to get your today and recreate this beautiful golden goddess card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Christmas Rose Bundle (English)
$61.00
Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad
$11.00
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$10.00

Apple of My Eye!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This card is perfect for teachers, get well, and so much more. After all, you could send it to anyone as the apple of my eye!!!

Apple of My Eye, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This super cute card had fun fold to it as well. The green center piece with the apple opens up and then a little red flap opens down! There are little greetings with each flap too! Thank you to Deb Snyder for the inspiration for this fabulous card!

I started with a piece of Real Red measuring 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and I scored it at 5-1/2″. This creates the little flap on the bottom that folds up. Next, I took a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 9″ x 3-1/4″ and folded it in half at 4-1/2″. The front flap of this piece was then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. Then I added this to the inside of the red card base. I find that Tear & Tape is best because it has a nice strong hold for a flap that is going to be pulled on a lot.

A+ Teacher, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I create the fun half apple and greeting using the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch! For the greeting, I used the Timeless Label Punch! The apple was colored with Real Red Stampin’ Blends and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. Be sure that this piece is positioned underneath the Mint Macaron flap.

For the front of the card, I created the apple by adding some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to a strip of Real Red cardstock. Then I stamped the apple over the top of this and punched it out. That is how you get the perfect half and half apple. The stem was done in Soft Suede and the leaf in Mint Macaron. Then to seal the overlap of paper on the apple, I added a mini strip of Mint Macaron Ribbon. The mini bow was then created with the Fork Bow Technique! This was all added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! So fun and fabulous!!!

If you would like to make this amazing card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Free Stamp Set of the Month is your choice between Day of Thanks and Perfectly Plaid! If you would like to see more samples using the Harvest Hellos Bundle, click here.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Flying Away!!!

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I’m writing this blog after dropping Claire off at a Stay & Play for the first time. I’m so excited for her to play with other kids and new toys and have fun. There is also the excitement that I have dedicated time to work without interruptions. Then there is that little pull on my heart that misses her already and is wondering what is she doing and does she miss me. It’s like she’s already flying away from me. 🙁 But just like this card says, Let Your Dreams Soar!!!

Flying Away, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for this time of the year. Send it to someone who is heading off to college. Someone heading to a new job would love a card like this too! There are so many wonderful uses for this card that is sure to put a smile on their face and some warmth in their heart!

I started with a Pretty Peacock card base. Next, I took a piece of 4″ x 4″ Terracotta Tile and embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This gives just the perfect amount of texture! This piece was added on the left hand side of the card front. Then, I took a piece of the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper and stamped hot air balloons all over in Pretty Peacock. All of these images are from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. Then I added this layer to the card front.

Subtle Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the flying away balloon focal point and the greeting! I die cut a Stitched Circle in Very Vanilla! Then on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla, I stamped the Hot Air Balloon and greeting in Basic Gray Ink. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the balloon! I went with Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral. For the basket, I actually stamped in Basic Gray onto Smokey Slate cardstock. I added these to the circle with regular Snail Adhesive but then I popped up the full circle on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Off to the right, I added a little banner strip with the other greeting stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink. I finished off the card with a few Faceted Dots in Pretty Peacock!

If you would like to recreate this Flying Away card, check out the supplies listed below. You can also check out other samples using this set here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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5 Layer Bow!!!

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I know many of you may hate tying bows but they make a card look so fabulous! Practice makes perfect too so keep trying! People always ask how I do it and get it to come out so well. Practice, Practice, Practice! Every time I help someone make a bow….that’s more practice! This 5 layer bow really POPS off the card and I just used 5 strands of Linen Thread!

Thank You Birdie Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

See how this card just POPS with that fun bow….and those gorgeous birdies! Check out this video tutorial to see how simple punching out designer paper is!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and ran it through the Woodland Embossing Folder for that fun tree background. Before adding this layer to the card front, I added a piece of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across it, securing the ends on the back side. Then using the Layering Circles Framelits and a Circle Punch, I punched out some of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. These images are super fabulous and fit perfectly in a little circle. You can punch out tons of images for one sheet of 12″ x 12″ to create lots of different cards. It’s super fun! I layered those together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

5 Layer Bow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting was stamped from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set onto the coordinating Stitched Nested Framelits! I added this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals too! The dimensionals help secure an image on a rough surface like an embossed one or one with ribbon! It also gives a nice smooth look to the card because the dimensional pops in and out of the grooves!

Now for that fabulous 5 layer bow, I took 5 strands of Linen Thread all stacked together and tied them into a bow. For a free standing bow like this one, I create 2 loops (bunny ears) and then tie a knot with those 2 loops just as if they were a single strand. Push and pull to get the perfect size loops and tails for your bow that you wish. Then I secured it to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot!!!

Flowers on the corner, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course I had to decorate the inside of the card too! I added a few flowers from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink! I just love decorating the inside of the cards now! How about you??? Let me know in the comments below!!

If you want to create this card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget Bonus Bucks this month for every $50 you spend!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Woodland Embossing Folder
$8.50
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Free As A Bird Bundle
$51.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50

Laura’s Quick Tip: Punch It!!!

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Did you know that the gray, nude, and white images in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog actually mean something??? The stamp images that have a nude looking outline behind them mean that there is a coordinating Punch that matches that image. If it is gray or white behind the image, there is a coordinating die cut. Super fabulous, right! Did you know that there are tons of images that can be punched or die cut even though they don’t have that little labeling?? That what today’s Laura’s Quick Tip is all about. There are so many images that you can punch!!!

Laura's Quick Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Check out this super cute card that used lots of punches for various images! There are so many fun ways to use your punches for different images for a super cool look!

I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a piece of Pool Party measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and ran it through the Mosaic Embossing Folder. Then I added it to the card front. For the decorations, I stamped the little flower in So Saffron and the mosaic flower in Terracotta Tile. Using the 1/2″ Circle Punch and 3/4″ Circle Punch, I punched them out and added them to the card. Some of them I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and others I glued on flat. This gives more texture and dimension to the card!

Layered Punches, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Pool Party. All of these images are from the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set. Using the Timeless Label Punch, I punched it out of Whisper White. Then I layered a piece of Terracotta Tile that was punched out with the Everyday Label Punch. Those layer so well together! Using the Silver Metallic Thread to make some loops, I added those to the back of the greeting and added it to the card front. I finished it off with a Flower Faceted Gem!

Mosaic Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped a few of the same images on the corners to really pull it all together! It’s perfect! I hope you enjoyed this Laura’s Quick Tip and have fun with your punches! Remember you can punch it with any image!

If you would like to see this all in action and how it looks in the catalog, 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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Memorable Mosaic Bundle
$36.00
Everyday Label Punch
$18.00
1/2" (1.3 Cm) Circle Punch
$6.00
Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Flower Faceted Gems
$8.00
Silver Metallic Thread
$3.50

Country Floral!!!

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This Country Floral Embossing Folder was one of the Sale-A-Bration items and that ended last week. If you earned it, try out this amazing card!!! If you didn’t earn it, don’t worry as it is coming back! Woot Woot!

Country Floral, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went very basic as I feel like the embossing folder is just so stunning. Adding a little gold bling and some navy makes it POP! You could use silver and any other color as well. What colors would you use? Let me know in the comments below!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I took another piece measuring 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and embossed it with the Country Floral Embossing Folder. I went a tiny border from the embossed piece and the card base so it looked like it filled out the card front more. I don’t like actually embossing the card front of the card base because then it makes the inside all bumpy and the card base less secure in my opinion. After adding this piece to the card base, I tied some Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card.

Welcome Baby, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used Circle Punches and the Well Said Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love this stamp set because it has lots of greetings for any occasion and it has a greeting for the inside of the card as well! Perfect! I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink. To finish off the card, I added a few pearls for bling and texture!

This quick and simple card can be created with any style of embossing folder! It is great to have a few on hand and add a greeting as you need a card!

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.

You Are Amazing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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.

Knot or Not, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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I Am A Beautiful Butterfly!!!

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Do you know what movie that is from??? I Am A Beautiful Butterfly…..if you guessed A Bug’s Life you are correct! I love that movie and the crazy little bugs. Butterflies are all I seem to want to play with right now! The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, Duet Butterfly Punch, Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper…..I want it all!!!

Today, I am honored to be a part of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop!!! I created this amazing butterfly card and the other Blogging Friends used it as inspiration for their project. Be sure to check out all of their links below to get more fabulous ideas on how to use these products!

I Am A Beautiful Butterfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card so fabulous with that POP of purple and those gorgeous butterflies??? I am love love loving it! Also, I always love playing with some back and white! The super cool thing about this card is that the butterflies were already colored for me so that was super easy!!

I started with a Basic Black card base. Next, I took a piece of Highland Heather (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. This makes such a fabulous background and gives the card a lot of texture. I added this piece to the card front! Then I took a strip of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration item and punched some banner tips using the Banner Triple Punch! The strip measures 1″ x 3-1/2″. This was added to the card front on the right side edge. For the greeting, I stamped it in Memento Black Ink from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch! This was then layered onto a Daffodil Delight 1-3/4 Circle. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for even more texture!

Now for those amazing butterflies that I didn’t have to color. Those were actually punched out with the Butterfly Duet Punch from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper! How cool is that??? No fussy cutting or coloring! The piece of paper has LOTS of butterflies with different color combinations to pick from. I went with these two so that I could keep with the purple theme. Another tip: the butterfly hiding behind the greeting isn’t even a full butterfly. I really loved the coloring on that one but it was at the edge of the paper so it wasn’t a complete butterfly. No need to fret, I just make it look like the butterfly was flying up from behind the greeting! It looks fabulous and you would never know! After all, we can’t waste designer paper! Am I right?

Click the blue box below to see a complete list of the other Blogging Friends in this Blog Hop and see their amazing creations!

Check out the supply list below so you can recreate this amazing card and earn the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper for FREE through Sale-A-Bration!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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So Glad We Are Friends!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Do you follow someone on social media and you feel like you really know them? When talking to someone, you say oh yeah my friend recommends this or my friend did this but really you have never met that person. This happens to me all the time. I have lots of friends like that. If I am your friend that way, give me a shout out in the comments and know I would LOVE to be your friend online and maybe even some day in person! This card says it all….So Glad We Are Friends!!!

Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How fabulous is this card?? The Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove color combination is amazing and oh that shiny foil! YUM!!!

I started with a Grapefruit Grove card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. It opens like a book. Next, I took a piece of Lovely Lipstick and ran it through the Big Shot in the NEW Dot To Dot Embossing Folder. I layered this onto the card front! Then using the Stitched Rectangles Framelits, I die cut some of the Sale-A-Bration Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper and Whisper White cardstock.

So Glad We Are Friends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting is from the Incredible Like You Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped  it in Lovely Lipstick Ink towards the right side. Then I layered the white rectangle onto the foil piece. Then using the Lovely Lipstick Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Pack, I looped a knot and placed it on the rectangles. Then I simply secured the ends on the back with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finish off adding more dimensionals so it’s even and I added this to the card front!

 

Stitched Rectangles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I finished off the card by adding a few Enamel Shapes from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. It’s just perfect! I had to share all of these photos so you could really see how fabulous that foil paper is and the ways it shines! Earn this foil paper for FREE through Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order! Click the supplies for this card listed below to start earning!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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