How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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Today, I’m sharing something that I have been asked about a lot so I finally did a video tutorial on it!!! Check out how to adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper to your project!!!

How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All you need is a sponge, silicone mat, and Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere it to your project. Since the Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so delicate and small, most other glues are hard to use and you end up with a sticky mess. Simply add a dot of the glue to the silicone mat and dab it with the sponge. Then lightly dab all over your designer paper and stick it on your project. Press over the top for a few seconds to allow the glue to adhere to the cardstock and you are all set! No mess with glue all over or accidentally using to much! Check out the Video Tutorial below to see this in action and how little glue you really need!

If you prefer, the Fine Tip Glue Pen would work as well but the chance of using too much is higher with that glue I think.

Poppy Parade Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a quick and simple card I created using this technique and that perfect little detailed design along the side.

I started with a Poppy Parade card base. Next, I added the little strip of Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper along the left hand side. I was able to get 2 of these cards with each of the border pieces so that’s awesome! Then, I stamped the flowers and greeting from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Black Ink. I added the pop of color with the flower dots in Poppy Parade Ink. For more contrast, I layered this piece onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and popped it onto my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few Rhinestones for some bling!! This card could be created in any color you wish. I love card concepts like that!

Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action and how little glue you really need! I hope you found this super useful. 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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My Birthday Month Has Begun!!!

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Happy Wednesday! Happy August 1st!!! That means that my Birthday Month has begun and it’s time to celebrate!!! I love celebrating all month long! Stampin’ Up must have known because they have released a NEW bundle for this month only!!!

My Birthday Month Has Begun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card makes me sooooo happy. I love the greeting but more importantly those amazing flowers. I’m telling you, I’m not an artist or good at coloring but Stampin’ Blends prove me wrong. Coloring with those make you feel like a rockstar!!

I started this card with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. I went with this dimension because I wasn’t sure which way I wanted to have my card. With a smaller greeting from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set, the card could go vertical. With this amazing longer greeting, it needed to go horizontal. Also, you can save on ribbon when you go around the 4-1/4″ side of a card verses the 5-1/2″ side.

Next, I layered on a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then for the focal point, I cut a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″). I stamped the flowers and greeting from the NEW Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I couldn’t wait to try out the new colors of Stampin’ Blends – Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green. They are amazing and beautiful. I color with the darker marker first in the centers and along the lines of the stamped image. Then I go back in with the lighter marker and color all over in a circular motion. Making sure to go over the dark color as well to really blend the colors together. I used the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for the centers.

Coloring Flowers with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After coloring, I added this piece to the card front and tied some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon along the left side. I really struggled with what color of ribbon to go with – Black, Lovely Lipstick, White, Silver?? Let me know if you think I picked a good one or if you would have went with something different!

If you would like to see more on this New Blended Seasons Bundle, check out this Video from yesterday! If you would like to purchase the items for this project, click the photos below. This stamp set is only available this month!!!

Happy Stampin’
~Laura

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Blooms with Happiness!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Woot woot for the middle of the week already!!! I hope your day blooms with happiness each and every day!!! This card surely would help, wouldn’t it??

Blooms with Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Yesterday, I talked about the amazing tip using the Tufted Embossing Folder and here is the card I was using it on! I just love that textured background. It’s subtle but also adds so much to the card!

I started with a Balmy Blue card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Tufted Embossing Folder. Then I added this to the card front. For the focal point, I cut a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper into a 3″ square. That means you can get 16 of these from one sheet of paper! The Whisper White piece measures 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.

Tulips In a Vase, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now here comes the tricky part….but don’t worry I did the leg work for you. After four tries, I nailed it! 🙂 First, I stamped the greeting from the Varied Vases Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry. Then, I punched out the vase using the coordinating Vases Builder Punch with some scrap paper. This will be your guide for stamping the stems. Place the scrap vase on the white square above the greeting but not so high that you don’t have room for your flowers. Next, I stamped the stem and leaf in Old Olive Ink.

TIP: Since the stems and leaf are so long/big, you might need to place a scrap piece of paper down to mask the vase so that you don’t have a stem popping out the side of your vase. To achieve this, I placed a larger scrap piece over the scrap punched vase and made marks on the paper on either side of the vase lip. This helped me know that I needed to stamp the stems inside that area so that it would fall inside the vase.

Vase Masking Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once the stems and leaf were stamped, the rest is easy. Simply stamp the vase in Balmy Blue onto scrap Whisper White and punch it out. The tulips were stamped in Grapefruit Grove and punched out. I stamped the outline in full strength and the inside image stamped off once for a lighter shade. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added these to my project. I off set the two squares for a fun little look and finished off the card with a few Share What You Love Pearls.

Don’t forget the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series  Paper Sale going on this month. The Tranquil Textures Designer Paper that I used for this card is one of the select packs!! Click here to see them all!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Tufted Embossing Folder Tip!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I have a super cool Tufted Embossing Folder Tip! When I realized this cool little tip, I was super excited….maybe too excited! It’s the little things in life! 🙂

Tufted Embossing Folder Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When I was using the Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create a card, I noticed this line! At the bottom of the folder, there is a line straight across. If you line up your cardstock with that line, your embossed image will be straight on your cardstock. How cool is that?!?!?! MIND BLOWN! This little line made it really easy and quick to pop in the cardstock and go.

Simply place the cardstock into the folder. Line up the edge of it with that line and squeeze the folder on the other end. This will hold the cardstock in place as you pull your fingers out. Place it in the Big Shot and crank crank crank! Since this is one of the Textured Impressions Folder, the layers are as follows:

Multi-Purpose Platform – if it is the older style with the hinges, open up Tab #2. If it is the newer style, leave off the Adapter layer.

Embossing Folder with cardstock inside

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

I hope you found this super helpful!! Let me know if you get excited by the little things like this! Also, let me know if you have found little tricks to your favorite stamping tools. I would love to hear them!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps!!!

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Today, I’m coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps! This set is so much fun because I love the flowers and how the greeting fits right in. You can also use the greetings alone for another project. This set coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch!

Coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I stamped the leaves along the edges in Old Olive Ink. Be sure to go close to the edge so that your focal point doesn’t cover up the leaves when you go to add that on. Then I stamped the floral image in Memento Black Ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I’m so excited to have even more colors of Blends in this New Catalog! 🙂

Once the flowers were all colored, I stamped the greeting in the middle. If you are afraid that you might mess that part up, you can always stamp it first. I know I did mine after the fact because I couldn’t decide which color to use! My husband said go with Bermuda Bay. Another great way to get that image perfectly lined up is to use the Stamparatus! That tool is amazing and works perfectly every time! I added this layer to Old Olive cardstock. Then to attach it to the card front, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals. On the right side, I added a loop of Burlap Ribbon. To attach it, I simply placed the loop down and added Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top. It stayed nice and secure!

What colors would you use for the flowers?? Let me know in the comments below! Want to recreate this card? Click the items used in the photos below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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If Flowers Were Hugs…

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If Flowers Were Hugs, I Would Send You A Thousand. Is that not the sweetest greeting ever or what?!?!?!

 

If Flowers were Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This amazing card was created with the Abstract Impressions Stampin’ Up Stamp Set! I am in love with the greeting and of course it has flowers in it too! The flowers are multi-step stamping but there is no lining up needed. Just stamp the images over each other and it looks amazing!!! How easy is that!?!?!

I started with a Blueberry Bushel card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the flowers from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set all over the background. I made sure to fall off the cardstock so that the pattern looks like it continues on. For that two-toned look, I simply stamped the larger more solid image in Blueberry Bushel Ink and then stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper and then on my project. For the smaller image, I stamped it in full strength Blueberry Bushel Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I cut a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock (4″ x 1-1/2″) and Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 1″). I stamped the greeting on the right side using the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Blueberry Bushel Ink. I went with the same color of ink so that I only needed 1 ink pad for this card! Easier clean up and no confusion as to which pad to stamp the image into always makes for quicker projects. Next, adhered the greeting to the Pineapple Punch and then tied some Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon around on the left side. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

Abstract Impressions, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another samples I created using Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch! I love the combinations and simplicity of the card! Which one do you like best? Let me know in the comments below!

Want to make this card? Click the supplies listed below to get started!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Notes of Kindness Card Kit!!!

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Happy Tuesday! I’m taking a bit of a break from Technique Tuesday but here is a fabulous kit for you to check out! The Notes of Kindness Card Kit is one of Stampin’ Up’s NEW All Inclusive Kits and it’s beautiful!!!

Notes of Kindness Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit does have flowers in it so you know I was in love at first sight. I love the mint and light pink color combination as well. The stamps are all Thank You which is something I use a lot so I’m excited there too. Any time I need more quick Thank You Notes, I can just purchase a Refill Kit too. I love that option. This kit is perfect for gift giving since it includes everything you need. It’s also great to grab and go if you want to stamp on vacation or while waiting for your oil to be changed. Just grab the box and some scissors!

This kit has a watercolor look to some of the images. There are die cuts, sticker pieces, and banners for stamping. The white banners for the greetings have a stitched edge which adds a little texture and fun to it. I am a big fan of the Stitched Shapes Framelits for that reason! Pearls and Copper Thread are the embellishments. I’m not sure I would have pairs copper with this color combination so I can’t wait to put this kit together and try it out….and then use on future projects.

I will be putting this kit together soon…..hopefully! Then I will share the completed look and my thoughts on steps and all. Click the photos below to get your kit to enjoy with me! Let me know what you think of this kit!

If you would like to see the unboxing of this kit, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Lots of Happy Card Kit!!!

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Today, I’m finally sharing the Lots of Happy Card Kit. I got this kit months ago as you can see in the unboxing and reveal video here! I finally completed one each of the 5 designs. Yes, just 1…..there is a lot of coloring in this kit and I just don’t have the patience. LOL The cards are super stunning though!

Lots of Happy Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I mean look at these beauties. They are amazing and the envelopes have a fun black and white strip to them. But again let me just say…..it was way more coloring than I thought or I’m just slow. The kit comes with Exclusive colors of Watercolor Pencils – Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry. Simply coloring with the pencils works or you can also use a Blender Pen to get some fun color variation. I did that with a few but it slowed me down even more! 🙂

Floral Sheet Watercolored, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After finishing this sheet of coloring, I realized this was only 1 each of the 5 designs and there are 3 more sheets to go. I do love flowers and pinks though!

Flowers & Gold Foil, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think this is my favorite card because of the fun shape and design. Another thing I will point out is that I feel like some of the colored flower weren’t necessary for each card and I would use on another project. For example, see those two little flowers on either side of the greeting? They are hard to notice and cover up the gold foil banner. I think for the rest of the cards, I will add one to the inside of the card or use on another project.

Flowers Make Me Happy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my second favorite card! Again, there are 2 lavender pieces overlapped for a nice full arrangement but I really don’t think it is necessary. Most of my fabulous coloring is covered up. I could create another card with some Crumb Cake as a card base and the other extras from the kit!

Always Here For You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I do love the little vellum leaves in the background. They are subtle but also add a fun pop to the card! Vellum is one of those things I always forget about….maybe because it’s almost clear. lol Adhering vellum can be a struggle but I just adhered it at the stem/base and let it peak out.

Sending Lots of Happy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This little card is super cute and perfect for a gift topper or to attach to some homemade goodies to deliver! I was sad that the greeting covered up a lot of my coloring though. Can you tell I worked hard on that coloring and was sad to see it not showing. 🙂

Vellum Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is the final card! Did you notice that fun Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon? I love it!!! It’s so bright and cool looking! More little vellum leaves for this card too!

So  that is the entire Lots of Happy Card Kit. This kit is an all inclusive kit which means it comes with the supplies, ink, clear block, and colored pencils. This makes the kit easy to gift or to grab and go. I really did love the kit but it was a lot of coloring which isn’t really my favorite! I do love flowers and pink though! 🙂 This kit also comes with the option to buy refills meaning you get all the consumables to make more cards. Click the photo below to get your kit today!

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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Hope!!!

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This week seems to be flying by kind of…..anyone else out there think so? I always feel like some weeks fly by and others so go slow when really they are all the same. I find that super crazy! If your week is going slow…..this Hope card will give you the strength to power through to the weekend! 🙂

Hope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card could be created in many different colors. I know that different ribbon colors stand for different types of cancer and diseases. Also, the fun floral pattern can be colored any way you wish for any type of thinking of you card! I love it!

I started with a Pink Pirouette card base. Next, I die cut out the letters in Rich Razzleberry from the Large Letter Framelits. Rather than using an “O”, I used the ribbon from the Support Ribbon Framelits Dies. I die cut out 3 ribbons in Bermuda  Bay and then stamped the floral image from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set onto Whisper White. I stamped the ribbon in Memento Ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. Most of the images were so small that I didn’t blend much but just colored light and dark in spots.

Ribbon of Hope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time to assemble it all. First, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the background. After placing the letters and ribbon on it, I realized it looked too plain. Using the flower from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, I stamped it all over the background. When I did this in class, one of the ladies used Pink Pirouette for the little flowers rather than Rich Razzleberry like me. I think I liked her’s better because it filled in but was more subtle.

Layered Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the letters and layers of the ribbon. The extra layers really made the ribbon pop and I loved that look and texture! The hardest part of this card is just the spacing and making sure the letters all fit. I find it best to place them down and then pick up one at a time to glue down.

What color(s) of ribbon would you use for your card? Let me know in the comments below! Also, to purchase any of these items used for this card, just click the photos below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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