Heartfelt Blooms!!!

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Happy Monday! The first real week of the year! Today I’m sharing a quick and simple card created from the Sale-A-Bration Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set!!!

 

Heartfelt Blooms, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I just love the coral and navy color combination! One question I have for you…..do you use vanilla or white with color and navy?? Let me know in the comments below! I really struggled with that for a bit and finally settled on Whisper White!

For this card, I started with a Night of Navy card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside since navy is so dark to write on. I used the Heartfelt Blooms Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set for all of the stamping. The floral piece was stamped in Calypso Coral Ink and the greeting in Night of Navy Ink. After stamping, I added this piece to the card front and tied some Night of Navy Crinkle Seam Binding around the top. To finish off the card, I added a few Rhinestones for some bling! I love it!

This card is really quick to make which is awesome because 1. time is not in abundance and 2. sometimes you need a thinking of you card like yesterday. So the faster you can get it in the mail or ready to deliver, the better. I prefer to make more Thinking of You cards rather than Sympathy because I feel like they can be used for a sympathy card, get well, or even just a card to cheer someone up. I have a New Years goal to send out more cards just because so having a lot of these on hand will be perfect!

Earn this Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set for free with a $50 order from now till the end of March with Sale-A-Bration!!! Click here to start shopping and earning freebies!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Petal Garden One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means  I have a fabulous technique to share with you and it’s a One Sheet Wonder! I know how much you all love these!!!

Petal Garden One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I created these 6 cards using various pieces from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack. I’m going to show you how I cut and created these as well as how you can make a lot more from this one stack! Let’s get started!

Filled with Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

You can always use the front and back of one sheet for a card like this but I went with 2 different sheets! The smaller floral piece is 3″ x 2″ and you can get 6 pieces from a full sheet of the paper with no waste!!! I layered that onto a piece of Calypso Coral measuring 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ and I tied a piece of Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon. The striped piece measures 5″ x 2″ and you can get 3 of these pieces from one sheet with a small leftover piece. I layered this piece onto Pool Party (5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″). The greeting was from the Special Occasions Mini Catalog Stamp Set and I used the Everyday Label Punch for the words and the background piece! I finished off the card with a few Enamel Shapes!

Something borrowed, something blue, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The top card was created with the floral piece measuring 2″ x 5-1/2″ and the green stripes measuring 1-2″ x 5-1/2″. You can get 2 cards from each sheet with this style. I added some Rich Razzleberry Sheer Ribbon. Then I used the greeting from the Specials Occasions Stamp Set and I used the Classic Label Punch.

The lower card uses a piece of designer paper measuring 2″ x 5-1/4″. You can get 3 pieces of the designer paper from each sheet with this style! I used the Scallop Squares Framelits for this greeting and the same Special Occasions Stamp Set. I love the Silver Foil scallop and those little Metallic Enamel Shapes!

Foral One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up, the card on the top, I used a piece measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. While I love this big piece, you can only get 1 piece from each sheet. The 2 leftover pieces can be used in other styles! I added some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon. I added a little Old Olive Mini Chevron bow that I created using the Fork Bow technique! The greeting was stamped from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set onto an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits!

The lower card uses a piece of designer paper measuring 2″ x 5-1/2″. You can get 3 pieces from each sheet. I layered this onto Pool Party (2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″). The greeting is from the Special Occasions Stamp Set on an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I finished off the card with a few White Perfect Accents!

Happy Birthday Doily, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is another card that you could use the same sheet for both pieces. I went with 2 different sheets. If you use the same sheet, cut a piece measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ and then cut it in the middle (or off if you wish for a larger piece on top or bottom). I cut the bottom piece into a 3″ x 4″ piece which you can get 2 pieces for a card like this and have leftovers. The upper piece measures 2-1/4″ x 4″. You can get 2 pieces like this from one sheet with leftovers as well. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set for the greeting. The greeting uses the Stitched Shapes Framelits, Scallop Circle Framelits and a Water Tea Lace Doily. I added a little ribbon using the Old Olive Sheer Ribbon. This helps to cover up the over lap of the 2 papers!

Since there are 4 sheets of each paper in the stack, you can get over 50 cards using these patterns. There are also a few sheets in the stack that I didn’t use so you could use those to create even more! How fabulous is that?!?!?! I love One Sheet Wonders because they are quick and simple and require very little supplies. I used 2 stamp sets, 5 colors of ink pads, and only a few colors of cardstock! That’s why these are my fabulous!

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 – Blending Roses!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! I am showing you how to create these stunning roses with the New Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers!!!

Blending Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This rose is so much fun!!! Some of these samples are from my amazing Stamp Club attendees and the others are ones I created! Shout out to Janet, Mary, and Kacie!!

I started with a Whisper White card base! Then I cut the black layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) and another Whisper White layer (3-3/4″ x 5″). I didn’t assemble these layers till after I was done stamping and coloring….just in case I made a boo boo! Using the Graceful Garden Stamp Set, I stamped the rose and the greeting in Memento Black Ink! This is the ink you must use when playing with the Blends because it won’t bleed.

Pink Pirouette Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the coloring! This is where you can go simple and easy or go all out and adventurous. You will notice in some of the samples at the top I mainly just colored in the petals. I did the center with the light and did the outside with the dark. Then I added a few dark accents to the middle for a little variation of color. For the stem, I did either light or dark. Then on the petals, I did a little combination of either the center or the outside in the dark and blended it together for the rest.

For the light pink flower above and a few more samples below, I got more adventurous and really had fun with the coloring. I did the stem from the top to the leaves in dark and then blended and coloring the bottom in light. This gives the stem a little more variation in color. For the rose, I colored the edges of all the petals in the dark and then blended it in with the light! I LOVE this look! It’s so stunning and really gives the entire rose an amazing look!

Yellow Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can see the colored petals better on this flower in Daffodil Delight and then I started coloring in with the lighter marker. After filling in the flower completely, I go back though and blend it to reduce any lines.

Red Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I feel like I have like 10 more roses to show off but I’ll stop with this one! This red rose was done basic with a light colored stem and dark leaves.  I did the rose with a light center and dark edges and accents.

After coloring, I layered the pieces the together and added some Metallic Edge Ribbon around it. Then I added this to the card front and finished it off with a few Metallic Enamel Shapes! Let me know your favorite color in the comments below!

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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I Am Thankful For You!!!

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I have been having so much fun with these sunflowers. You can check out more sample here and here! This greeting, I Am Thankful For You, if great for all year long and especially for Thanksgiving!I Am Thankful For You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered together a piece of Tangerine Tango (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) and the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (3″ x 4″). I added this to the center of the card. For the greeting, I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. I took a piece of scrap white and stamped the greeting in the middle in Early Espresso Ink. Next, I added the sunflower to the top and bottom with Crushed Curry Ink and Early Espresso Ink. Using the 2″ Circle Punch, I punched it out with the greeting in the middle.

Layering a Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a piece of Early Espresso and punched it with the Everyday Label Punch. In order for it to pop out on either side of the circle greeting, I cut it in half to extend it out. Before adding the label pieces, I cut two piece  of Burlap Ribbon and placed them on the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals securing them on top. Then I added the label pieces and added Snail to the back. I placed this on the card front in the lower right corner of the designer paper!

Painted Autumn Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After cutting all the pieces of designer paper for the front, I had these small pieces left over. Rather than saving them for a “future project” that I will totally forget about, I just added them to the inside of the card for a little pop of color! I love it!

Don’t forget the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special! Click here to start shopping. Ends October 31st!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Perfect Petal Garden!!!

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Happy Friday!!! You all know I love flowers and this card is the perfect petal garden with stamped flowers and floral designer paper!

Perfect Petal Garden, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped images from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set all over. I did focus a little more to the right hand side but make it go all over so the patter looks like it continues. The trellis image was stamped in Pool Party. For the rose, I used my markers to ink up the stamp with both Old Olive Ink and Calypso Coral Ink. This isn’t something you would want to do when making 100 cards but it’s fabulous for a few!

Collage Stamped Roses, www.LauraStampPad.com

Next I added a piece of the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper to the left hand side and tied some Whisper White Classic Ribbon around it. Then I added this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I do this because I love those things but also because it makes the ribbon look smooth to pop it up rather than press it out flat. For the greeting, I used Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and Layering Circles Framelits. I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well! This card is perfect for lots of occasions like birthday, wedding, anniversary, and just because!

Don’t forget that you can get the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special going on this month. Spend $75 and you can get the Graceful Garden Stamp Set from me for FREE! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping! 

Also, if you would like to get tips, ideas, and information on current specials, click here to join my mailing list!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simple Sunflowers Are Pretty Too!

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Happy Friday!!! I posted the most favorite fall card this season by my class attendees and by me! You can check it out here but simple is just as fabulous too!

Simple Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is one of those quick and simple cards that you can whip up in no time at all but yet it still looks stunning! Those sunflowers from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set are just amazing!!!

I started with a Crushed Curry card base! Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in the middle in Early Espresso Ink. Then I stamped the sunflowers in Crushed Curry Ink with Early Espresso centers. I just love that there is no real lining up the 2 images perfectly, just stamp and go. You also don’t have to worry about stamping off. It just simple stamping and adhering! Quick and simple to create! After adding this piece to the card front, I thought it needed a little bit more. I added a few Old Olive Enamel Shapes to finish it off! Which do you prefer – simple like this or more stepped up like this one??

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Don’t forget about all the amazing specials going on this month!!!

October 1st through the 10th – Celebrate World  Card Making Day with 15% off select stamp sets and Note Cards & Envelopes. Also, if you love Fast Fuse, now is the time to stock up!!! Click here for all of the details!

The entire month of October, you can Buy 3, Get 1 Free with select Designer Series Paper!!! Now is a great time to stock up. There are fall patterns, Christmas patterns and all occasion patterns! Click here to check them out and start shopping!!!

Every order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax), will earn the November Free Stamp Set from me! This month you get to pick from Graceful Garden or Daisy Delight!!! Send me a message with your preference after placing your order or when you send it to me!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Gather Together & Give Thanks!!!

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Gather together & give thanks…..that greeting warms my heart. I love spending time with family and friends and we always need a reminder to give thanks for the amazing blessings we have in our lives. This is just another reason Thanksgiving is my 2nd favorite holiday behind Easter!

Gather Together & Give Thanks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has been a big favorite at all of my classes and of course it is….it has a flower!!! 🙂 You all know I love flowers!

I started with a Crushed Curry card base. Next I took a piece of Early Espresso (5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″) and ripped along one edge for a rough look. Be sure to rip slowly in small amounts and not just one full rip down the entire piece. I layered on a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 2″). I added this piece to some Very Vanilla measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. Next I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Old Olive and the dots in Lemon Lime Twist. You could stamp the dots at the end after putting it all together or you can do it now. Next, I added this to the card front!

Sunflower, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point of that amazing flower! I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and coordinating Leaf Punch (Bundle and Save 10%). The flower was stamped in Crushed Curry Ink (full strength both time) and Early Espresso for the center. I did fuzzy cut the flower which isn’t my favorite but sure looks amazing! The leaves were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist first and then Old Olive on top. Using the Leaf Punch, I punched them out! For adding it to the card front, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the leaves to the back of the flower and then to the front of the card! To finish off the card, I added a few Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes! I just love it!!!

Don’t forget you can get the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper as part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special this month!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special!!!

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October is full of lots of specials!!! There is the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special and World Card Making Day Deals!!!

Designer Series Paper Special, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love that there is such a variety of papers from the Annual and Holiday Mini Catalog! There are also 6″ x 6″ Stacks as well as the regular 12″ x 12″ packs! My favorites are the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Petal Garden Designer Paper Stack and Color Theory Designer Paper Stack! That is if I only picked 3! 🙂 Let me know what your favorite 3 are in the comments below!

World Card Making Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As if that isn’t enough, we are celebrating World Card Making Day with about Stamp Sets at 15% off. Guess what?? They all coordinate with the Designer Series Paper which is SUPER fabulous! I love love love so many of the sets on this list! Check out the complete list of discounted items here – World Card Making Day Specials. If I can only pick 3 favorites, they would be Coffee Cafe, Colorful Season, and Graceful Garden!!! Everyone needs the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in their collection because it’s super amazing all year long. Check out some samples here, here, and here! Also, stay tuned as I have more coming showing off Fall and Winter! Remember these specials are only available through the 10th so don’t wait!

Now what you all have been waiting for…..the reveal of the November Free Stamp Set with a $75 order (before tax and shipping). This month I’m doing your pick of either the Graceful Garden Stamp Set or the Daisy Delight Stamp Set! Be sure to let me know which one you prefer after placing your order! Click here to start shopping all of these amazing specials!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Hand Tied Bouquet of Flowers!!!

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You all know I love flower so much and makes lots of cards with them! You can check out the millions I’ve done by clicking here! This hand tied bouquet of flower is just stunning!!! I can’t get enough!

Hand Tied Bouquet of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The more I play with flower stamps, the more I love them! The possibilities are endless!

I started with a Rose Red card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x  5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. I added this piece to the card front! Using the Layering Squares Framelits, I die cut a Whisper White square and an Island Indigo scallop square. On the white square, I stamped the greeting in Crumb Cake Ink and the flowers in Crushed Curry along the right side and top. All of these images are from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set! I adhered these two layers together and added a 1/4 of a piece of the Delicate White Doily to the bottom and added it to the card front. I love adding just a hint of the doily and being able to create 4 cards with just 1 of them!

Floral Arrangement, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that amazing bouquet. Again, all of these was created with the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). The stems were done in Pear Pizzazz and then I added the Crumb Cake stamped hand tie. I wanted a little bit more texture so I tied some Linen Thread around it as well. For the flowers, I used Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, and Tangerine Tango. Some of the flowers were attached flat and some were added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also used a few Enamel Shapes for some more pop and texture.

This card  is perfect for any occasion….another reason I love flowers on cards!!! What do you like to use flower cards for? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Color Inspiration for the Sunflower Stamp!!!

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I have been LOVING the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and using it like every day!!! Today, I’m sharing a little color inspiration for the Sunflower Stamp because I have tried lots of them!!!

Color Inspiration for the Sunflower Stamp, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Do you prefer to keep it as the traditional yellow sunflower or branch out and use other colors?? Let me know in the comments below!

I started with an Island Indigo card base. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ to stamp the flowers on. I used the 2 step flower image from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. I love how while it is a 2-Step stamp, there is no perfect way to line it up. Just stamp them together. The other bonus is that you don’t have to stamp off. Doing both at full strength is just fabulous!!! I stamped the flower in Marina Mist for the larger image and Island Indigo for the smaller more detailed one. The center was stamped in Early Espresso! For the leaves I used Old Olive and Tranquil Tide! The colors are just amazing!

To finish off the card, I added a strip of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon across the middle and wrapping the ends to the back. Then I added this to the card front. For the greeting, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits. The greeting is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and stamped in Marina Mist Ink! I added the greeting to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

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Now for some more color combinations! Which one is your favorite?? I think mine is the Fresh Fig and Berry Burst combination!

Sunflower Stamp, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see these up close, 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