All Days Are Beautiful…

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…that begin with you!!! Isn’t that a fabulous greeting?!?!? I mean come on! If you got a card that said that, you are sure to smile! Am I right?? Of course, all days are beautiful when they are sunny too!!! Or days that are spent with friends and family!!! Or really just any day we wake up in the morning!

All Days Are Beautiful, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses products from the Perennial Essence Suite which I showed off yesterday as well as tips and inspiration. Let’s get started on the details for this fabulous card!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I layered on a piece of Petal Pink (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then a strip of the Perennial Essence Designer Paper (2″ x 5″). This paper is just stunning and even though each strip looks differently, it’s all fabulous!

For the greeting, I punched out a 2-1/4″ Circle from the So Saffron piece of the Perennial Essence Designer Vellum. One side is darker and shiny and the other side is more pale and rough looking. You can use whichever side you prefer!! Then I stamped the flower and greeting from the Floral Essence Stamp Set. The flower was stamped in Petal Pink Ink with a So Saffron center. The greeting was stamped in Blackberry Bliss. I layered these together and added them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for texture! To finish it off, I added a few Basic Sequins!

Floral Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course Blackberry Bliss is too dark to be able to write on so I added some Whisper White to the inside and stamped a coordinating flower! I’m really loving the decorated inside of cards lately. I think it’s here to stay! Do you decorate the inside of your cards? Let me know in the comments!

Check out the supply list below so you can make this card!! Don’t forget all orders of $40 or more earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers! Also, don’t forget that all days are beautiful….especially those that I get to spend with you here on my blog, social media, or stamping in person!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Punched Purple Posy!!!

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Happy Monday!!! The New In Colors are here but sadly Purple Posy isn’t! Stampin’ Up is having some quality issues with this color and they want to make it right before selling it! While that is super frustrating to not have this color, we all want a good product, right?!?!? Since I love the color but don’t have the ink pad, I’m just using the cardstock!!! Check out this beautiful Punched Purple Posy card!!!

Punched Purple Posy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I used the cardstock for the flowers and layer and didn’t need the ink pad! Thinking of out the box so I can use this fabulous new color! I’m loving purple so much lately! (Have I mentioned Claire looks really good in Purple too?? 🙂 )

I started with a Mint Macaron Card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Next, I stamped all over the background with the leaves from the Floral Essence Stamp Set! I used Mint Macaron Ink for the leaves for that perfect tone on tone look! Then I layered on a piece of Purple Posy cardstock measuring 3″ x 4″.

Floral Essence Purple Posy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I cut a piece of Whisper White measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
and stamped the greeting from the Floral Essence Stamp Set along the bottom in Memento Black Ink! I stamped 2 of the flowers from the same set onto Purple Posy cardstock too! You need 2 flowers so they overlay perfectly for that full punched purple posy! I don’t know that this is a Posy though…..I’m not good with flower names but I’m pretty sure. 🙂 Before adding the white layer to the card front, I tied some Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon around it. Then I added it to the card front and adhered the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

This style works perfectly for a lot of different occasions. Just change up the greeting and even the colors to match the occasion or season! I love it! Be sure to check out the supply list below if you would like to recreate this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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May 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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Today is the last day to sign up for the June 2019 Paper Pumpkin! Click here to sign up for that. Sneak Peak details for that kit are that there will be
16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes. But wait that isn’t all, there is also an exclusive carrying case! Of course, the exclusive stamp set and ink spot too! Now before we get too excited for June, let me share with you the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

May 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card set is probably my favorite!!! You all know I love pink and flowers so it shouldn’t be a surprise! For these cards, the instructions actually have you stamp the dots around the flowers. You can see in the far left card, I forgot to do that. Ops! For the second card, I went ahead and did it like the instructions even though rustic/dirty/worn is not really my look. I stamped it and compared the 2 and you know what, I liked it!!! It just looks fabulous! Paper Pumpkin is perfect for making me stamp outside my normal range! I love that!

Birds of a Feather, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I struggled a bit on getting things lined up but over all I think they look great and no one else would notice but me. First, I stamped all of the birds on the card base. Then I realized that I stamped the bottom right bird a bit low so I had to move my greeting. You can see in the middle card, I ended up covering up the birdie. Also, be sure to stamp your greeting high enough that the twine can run along the bottom of the greeting tag.

Eggs in a Nest, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card also has fabulous little speckles along the bottom of the card base. It really gives a fun messy look especially since my loops are fun and messy too. I stamped all the greetings on my tags before ever getting started and I think that was a bit of mistake. For this card, I feel like the greeting is a bit too high but again I am probably the only one to notice. It’s just being nit-picky!

Thank You Dear Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the blue flowers and that twine behind them. The look is just fabulous! My tip for these cards is to make sure your velvet ribbon is lined up in the center. If it is not, when you go to place the tag down, the points are off on the velvet ribbon and then the “uncentered-ness” stands out a bit more.

Overall, I loved the Shelli Kit….and the floral box!!! So many cards that I can add to my collection and even more goodies leftover to use for another project. I love that the cards pushed me outside my normal stamping comfort zone too!

Can’t wait to see the June Kit! Today is the last day to sign up so click here to do that NOW! Check out past kits here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper!!!

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The Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog is coming on June 4th so that means lots of new products. There are so many amazing new designer papers that I can’t wait to play with and show you!! Per request, I’m going to do the reveal videos again so you can see the full sheet and not just the little swatch in the catalog! Today, check out the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper!!!

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers so of course I’m loving this pack. Those soft colors are perfect for any occasion! The other thing that I am loving about this set is the simple green patterned pieces. Those are perfect for masculine cards or great backgrounds for any type of flower card! I love it!!!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper in a full piece, 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


Laura’s Quick Kits – Floral Romance!!!

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I’m so excited to have another one of Laura’s Quick Kits to roll out! This one is Laura’s Quick Kits – Floral Romance because it uses the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper!

Laura's Quick Kits - Floral Romance, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This fabulous kit has that beautiful floral look but the green card on the left can be a masculine card too! The awesome thing about this kit is that everything comes in the kit and you just need to stamp the greeting! Any greeting stamp set would work perfectly. I used the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set! Fresh Fig is the ink color I used. Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, and Pear Pizzazz can also be used as they are in the designer paper and details!

Click the link above to purchase your Laura’s Quick Kits – Floral Romance Kit!!! Each kit comes with all of the supplies to make 2 each of the 3 cards in the photo above, including envelopes!!! You will also get a complete video tutorial of the cards! It is like a personal stamp class in the comfort of your own home and any time you want!!!

There are still a few kits left from the Laura’s Quick Kits – Bloom By Bloom so you can add one of those to your order if you would like!!!

Let me know in the comments below what you would like to see in the next kit!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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I love flowers and I love Pink so the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit was one of my favorites!! It also came with a card box so you could gift the cards and they are perfect for a Mother’s Day Gift!!! Love it!! Check out the unboxing video here!

April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I actually used some of my own inks for this kit because I wanted more color!!! The kit came with Gray Granite which I used for the greetings. The kit states the coordinating colors in the directions which stated Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz. That is what I used for the flower on the cards and envelopes. Pear Pizzazz was the color I used for the leaves! I love how it turned out with more color!

Roses Are Red, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped the rose and leaves in the Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz for these cards too! They were super simple to stamp and assemble. I was done in now time at all!!

Thank You Notes with Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this one, I just had to add in the leaves as the roses were already printed on the layer! When adding the piece that the Baker’s Twine was tied to, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for a smoother look!

Card Gift Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To top it all off, there was this adorable little card box in there that makes gift giving cards even that much sweeter! I think putting a few cards in there for a Mother’s Day gift will be perfect!!! You could also give the gift of Paper Pumpkin! The May Kit will be perfect as it is a special edition Shelli Kit. She has given hints to what it will be by saying it is 12 cards, birds, Springtime, and elegance! I can’t wait to see it! Click here to sign up and try out Paper Pumpkin and get the Shelli Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Mother’s Day Card Ideas!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Mother’s Day is coming upon us and if you still need ideas, I got you!!! I have had so much fun with the Floral Romance Designer Paper/Vellum and the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set!!! Check out another sample here!

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

This is one of my favorites using this amazing Floral Romance Designer Vellum. Stay tuned as I will be posting the other soon! The colors are soft and beautiful. That vellum is stunning and the little bling flowers are just perfect!

I started with a Fresh Fig card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ and layered on a piece of the Floral Romance Vellum measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I went a smidge less on the white because I didn’t want it to go all the way to the edge of the vellum in case it was a bit off. Also, I wanted the edge to fade off with the vellum. The awesome thing about this vellum is that your adhesive doesn’t show through. That is super awesome and I love it. No need to place adhesive in certain spots of anything!

For the focal point, I die cut a Stitched Shape Oval and stamped the greeting from Strong & Beautiful in Fresh Fig Ink. This greeting is perfect for Mother’s Day as it is just says it all!!! Using the Sprig Punch and Leaf Punch, I punched out some greenery in Mossy Meadow and placed it around the greeting. Of course I added it to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! For the flowers, I used the Bitty Flowers Punch and Fresh Fig cardstock. To finish it off, I added some Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the center of each flower!

Happy Mother's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I went with a piece of Petal Pink because I thought it was soft enough to write on but gave a little pop! I stamped the greeting from Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set. I also added a few flowers too! It’s just perfect for Mother’s Day and has that added touch of love since it is homemade!

If you would like to see more fabulous sneak peak samples, 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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Stamping On Designer Paper!!!

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Typically I prefer a more clean, bold, solid look rather than shabby chic, rustic, or subtle look. What about you??? For this card though I decided to stamp on the background designer series paper rather than adding another layer. It like a whole new way of stamping for me. You should try it out! Stamping on Designer Paper is fun!

Stamping on Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it beautiful?? Have I mentioned I also like flowers?!?! lol I love them so much I even created a Tag for easy search on all my flower cards. Just click here!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I took a piece of the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration 2019) and adhered it down the center! Using the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and Tranquil Tide Ink, I stamped a few greenery pieces all around the top and bottom. This was done before layering the greeting and everything so it wasn’t in the way. Next, I added a little bit of adhesive in the center and pressed 2 pieces of the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon into it. It is okay if the ribbon doesn’t seem super secure as the greeting will help hold it in place too!

Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting is from the Part of My Story (Sale-A-Bration 2019) Stamp Set and I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the greeting to the card front. Dimensionals adhere to the ribbon and the bumps and grooves much better than using Snail Adhesive. Next, I stamped and die cut the flowers in Gorgeous Grape using the Painted Season Stamp Set. I added the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensonals too. To finish it off, I stamped a few Gorgeous Grape star clusters all around.

I really love how this card turned out and I am going to try stamping on designer paper more often now. What do you think?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Coloring the Lovely Lattice!!!

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Hello Stampers!!! Do you like to color?? Do you have time to color?? I am somewhere in the middle. Sometimes, I don’t mind coloring a little bit but too much overwhelms me. I DO love bright colors and lots of colorful images though!!! Today, I’m sharing a card that is just that! Coloring the Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set would take some time but here I achieved beautiful color quickly!

Coloring the Lovely Lattice, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I started with a Real Red card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the Lovely Lattice image on the top of it. I used the Spectrum Pad which I inked up with the following colors: Real Red, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Pineapple Punch. Since the image is rather large, I left the inks apart and inked across the image moving slightly up and down as I went across to ensure full coverage of ink.

Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping the image, I decorated and stamped the greeting on the bottom. I just couldn’t decide which one I liked the best. A simple greeting and some of the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins or a greeting and some Pineapple Punch Ribbon. Then for the third one, I punched the greeting out with the Pretty Label Punch and brushed the edges in Real Red Ink with a Sponge Dauber. Which one do you like the best???

Technique Tuesday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday so you only have a few days left to earn this amazing Lovely Lattice Stamp Set for FREE! Click here to start shopping!

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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Celebrating Happiness!!!

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Today, we shall be celebrating happiness! It is Wednesday after all and the week is half over. That is not all though, there are so many things to celebrate that make us happy! Remember all the good things in life and don’t dwell on the things we can’t change or the tough things you are going through. Celebrate Happiness!!!

Celebrating Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this card and not just because it has a flower on it. I love the bright colors and all of the textures!! This card also uses the Free Stamp Set of the Month for March – Bloom By Bloom!!! All orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) earn this set for FREE! Click here to start shopping!

I started with a Lovely Lipstick card base and stamped the flower from the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set all over. Using Lovely Lipstick Ink, it gives a nice watermark or tone on tone look. Be sure to fall off the cardstock so the pattern looks continuous. Next, I took a piece of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″) and punched it with the Banner Triple Punch. I added it to the card front flush with the left side.

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flower on it. Be sure to stamp the flower first and then the stem. This will ensure that the stem isn’t too high or too far over for the bloom to fit. The bloom was stamped in Lovely Lipstick and the stem in Call Me Clover. I added the greeting in the lower right corner from the Well Said Stamp Set. It was stamped in Night of Navy.

Well Said, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the Well Said Stamp Set because it has perfect inside and outside greetings! I added a message on the inside as well as a little flower!

Back to the front focal point! After stamping, I layered this onto another piece of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. Taking a piece of the Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon folded in half, I laid it across the banner on the card front. The Stampin’ Dimensionals on the stamped flower layer secure this ribbon loop in place just perfectly!! To finish off the card, I added some Enamel Shapes to the flower for texture! Just perfect!

If you would like to recreate this card, click on the supply list below! Don’t forget that if your order is over $75 (before shipping and tax), you will get the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set for FREE from me!

Another fabulous offer…..I am starting Laura’s Quick Kits which are card kits with all the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments provided. All you need to do is stamp and assemble. The stamps, ink, and adhesive are not provided. Click here to get your first Laura’s Quick Kits – Bloom By Bloom!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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