Garden of Lilies!!!

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My Mom is a huge gardener. She loves to do and has a yard full of gardens with flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more! Me…..not so much! My thumbs are pink (only because that’s the ink color I use the most), not green! I do enjoy going to visit and walking around the yard looking at all of the flowers though! To see all of the color variations and what is blooming at different times of year is just amazing to me! Lilies are my favorite flower so if I ever did get a green thumb, I would have a garden of lilies!

Shades of Purple Lilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. It is so elegant and real looking! I also love a stamp set with images and greetings. Not just outside greetings but this set has inner and outer greetings. BONUS!!!!! I love it!

I started with this card using a Highland Heather card base. Next, I added a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the lilies from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set. The center Lily was done with Gorgeous Grape Ink and the smaller ones in Highland Heather Ink. All the stems and leaves were stamped in Garden Green Ink. It’s okay if the stems and leaves look all over the place and like a mess because once you put the ribbon and greeting on, it just looks like a fabulous garden!

Garden of Lilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

See what I mean with the crazy stems and leaves. They look all over the place and floating. I didn’t add the leaves to the center stem because I thought it would look too crowded so I just added them around the edges. Once I was finished stamping, I added some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon and tied it into a knot. For the greeting, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits with Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape cardstock. The greeting was stamped in Gorgeous Grape as well. I added the greeting with Stampin Dimensionals. For the inside, I used a leftover piece of the designer paper along the left side and stamped a little flower and greeting! I’m all about decorating the inside of my cards lately. It’s weird because I never use to want to do that.

Shades of Orange Lilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did this one in Grapefruit Grove and Calypso Coral Ink. I am loving it! Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below! Check out the supply list for these amazing cards below and remember you can earn the Lasting Lily Stamp Set for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Laura’s Quick Tips: Did My Stamp Just Move??

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have a little bit of a Technique Tuesday and a little Laura’s Quick Tips today! If this has happened to me, surely it has happened to you. I have my Stamparatus all lined up and ready to go. After stamping a few, I line up the next one and just as a go to stamp it down, I realize it is not lined up correctly. Did My Stamp Just Move???

Did My Stamp Just Move, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Nope!!! The stamp didn’t move but the grid/scrap paper did or the foam mat did. My mind has been boggled so much on this and wondering how it moved and I could have thought I lined it up correctly. Then after looking at it more, I realize the paper or foam moved and it’s like Ahhh Hah!!! So when you think the stamp moved……check your paper and foam mat! 🙂

This fabulous card was created using the Stamparatus for that 2 step stamped image of flowers! The Stamparatus makes that image a breeze. One plate holds the folders for a fun color of your choice and the other plate holds the greenery piece! Boom Boom and you have a fabulous stamped image…..just make sure your grid and foam mat are in place!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then added a 2″ strip of the All My Love Designer Series Paper. I punched the bottom of it with the Banner Triple Punch to get those banner tips! Next, I added a piece of the All My Love Ribbon by just putting a little bit of Snail Adhesive down the banner and pressing the loop into it. It won’t feel secure at this time but when you place the stamped floral image over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals, that will secure it better. For the floral piece I used Soft Sea Foam and Lovely Lipstick Inks.

Wishing You a Lovely Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set in Lovely Lipstick. Can I say Lovely any more in one sentence?!?!? Then I punched it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch! For a little texture, I die cut some of the greenery pieces from the coordinating Lovely Flowers Framelits. One of the framelits is actually a 2 for 1 piece. There are 2 of that greenery piece in the 1 framelit. I die cut the 3 framelits in Soft Sea Foam and got the 4 pieces to use around the greeting! The greeting piece was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well! Just lovely! (I had to do it.)

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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Reveal of the Incredible Like You Project Kit!!!

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Project Kits are awesome because all the supplies are pre-cut and prepared for you to just relax and create! The Incredible Like You Project Kit is even more fabulous because it has bright colors and fabulous designs. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it. You all know I love bright colors!!!

Incredible Like You Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

They are so beautiful and really simple to assemble. I love the greetings in the coordinating Incredible Like You Stamp Set! Perfect for any type of card/occasion!

A few tips I wanted to share as I put this kit together. First off, I’m not a fan of Multi-purpose Liquid Glue. I tend to use to much and make a big mess. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen instead. Also, you do not need to add adhesive to every spot of the die-cut pieces. I did the corners on the left two cards (adding Snail to the center of the blue floral one). For the oranges/lemons card, I did the corners and then a few random dots here and there. Click here to get your kit!!

Stamp all of your greetings at once and then start your assembly. This will make it all go much faster. The last tip is to have fun with it. Feel free to use other favorite greetings of yours or different colors. Enjoy it!!!

If you would like to see all the goodies in the Incredible Like You Project Kit, 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


Lovely Lasting Lily!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! We are in full swing of the Occasions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration!!! Today, I’m sharing with you this lovely Lasting Lily card that I created!

Lovely Lasting Lily, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the soft look of this card and how easy it is! The greeting is perfect for thinking of you, sympathy, I’m sorry, and many other occasions!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took another piece of Soft Sea Foam measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″ and stamped the lilies from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set. This is one of the $100 level free sets you can earn through Sale-A-Bration. It has tons of greetings for both the inside and outside. The flowers and stems were all stamped in Mint Macaron Ink. Before adding this piece to the card front, I punched out a half circle on the right edge using the 3/4″ Circle Punch. This gives a little tab to secure some ribbon! I tied some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the cardstock and into a knot.

For the greeting, I used a piece of Whisper White measuring 1-1/2″ x 3″ and stamped the greeting from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set. Using the Banner Triple Punch, I punched the banner tips. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture!

Sale-A-Bration Lily, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped another lily in the corner and greeting up top! Do you like to decorate the inside of your cards? Let me know in the comments below! I didn’t use to but I have been wanting to a lot lately. #newyearnewcardstyle Just maybe! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Season of Good Cheer!!!!

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Happy feels like Monday!!!! Today is the last day of the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! Lots of the items are on sale too! If you are one of those who gets their Christmas Cards done in January with the sale items from the season, click here to get these goodies!

Season of Good Cheer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just couldn’t not show this beautiful card. It’s got flowers, shimmer, and warmth! I used the First Frost Bundle and Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper!!! I love it so much and it’s great for lots of occasions!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Then I layered on a piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Paper (3″ x 4″) on the bottom. One the top, I embossed a piece of Tranquil Tide with the Layered Leave Embossing Folder and added it to the card front! For the decoration, I stamped the flowers in Blackberry Bliss from the First Frost Stamp Set. The awesome thing about die cutting these flowers out is that there are multiple flower dies in the set. This cuts your die cutting time down a lot!!! The leaves were punched using the Sprig Punch and Leaf Punch.

Sprig & Leaf Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the layered greeting dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits. The greeting was stamped in Blackberry Bliss from the First Frost Stamp Set. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added all of the leaves around the greeting with Snail Adhesive. Don’t worry if there isn’t a ton of adhesive on the leaves because the flowers will also hold them on. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the flowers. To finish it off, I placed an Epoxy Dot in the center of the flowers for a little more shimmer!

I love this color combination so much!!! Also, I have to mention that the First Frost Bundle is not retiring with the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can still purchase this bundle through the Occasions Mini Catalog!!! Woot Woot!!! Check out the supply list for this card below! Don’t forget that the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begin tomorrow!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Timeless Tidings Project Kit!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’m sharing the Timeless Tidings Project Kit and let me tell you it is amazing!!! At first glace, I was like oh wow that’s pretty. It’s also amazing to get 20 cards in the kit. Then I opened it up and loved all the gold trims and pretty envelopes and printed pieces. Now I’m even more in love!!

Timeless Tidings Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at these beauties!!!! Aren’t they amazing? Those gold trim envelopes with stripes on the inside are super fun too!!! The other bonus that I was SUPER impressed was how simple these cards were. I honestly did 1 of each of these 4 while watching Claire (5 months old) in less than 30 minutes. That blew me away!

Poinsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my favorite! I love the big flower and little gold scallop. When looking at the card base, there is a black V along the card and this is for lining up the gold scallop trim. It makes layering super simple and easy. No worries about putting the gold trim up to high or low. I will say that the greeting is pretty TIGHT on that banner so be careful!

Evergreen Trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my second favorite and honestly it would make a fabulous masculine birthday card too! Again, this card had a line to show where the gold trim. The gold trim for this one is the one with the little star on it. The instructions didn’t mention using the star but I added it to the one tree because why not. Stampin’ Up only added the star so you could differentiate which trim is used for which card. How perfect!!!! 🙂

Holly Berries, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the gold banner layered behind the greeting on this card. Simply layer each piece together for a fabulous look and add some gold rhinestones all over. Simple and fabulous!

Gold Trim, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So for this card, I actually popped up the holly piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Since the greeting goes over the top and I didn’t want it be double popped so I only added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the far right side and then regular Snail to the left side. This made it nice and smooth!

Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below! Click the links below to snag this kit for yourself!!!

If you would like to see the unboxing and reveal of this kit, 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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Die Cutting Multiples At Once!!!

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Time is precious and we all need more of it, am I right??? Today, I’m sharing with you a way for die cutting multiples at once and we can all thank Stampin’ Up for this amazing way!!!

Die Cutting Multiples At Once, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was easy to create because the Frosted Bouquet Framelits have 2 of these small flower framelits in the set. I was able to die cut all of these flowers with just 2 cranks through the Big Shot! I love it!!!

For the card base, I used Pear Pizzazz card stock. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and embossed it with the Tufted Embossing Folder. Then I added it to the card front. Using the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, I die cut the label and stamped the greeting in Pear Pizzazz Ink. The greeting and flowers are all from the First Frost Stamp Set. Don’t forget to Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase the stamps and coordinating framelits. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

First Frost Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the flowers, I stamped them in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White and die cut them with the coordinating framelits. Since there are 2 framelits for the small flower, it was very quick to die cut all of these flowers! For the leaves, I stamped the leafy image from the stamp set all over in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then I used the large leaf/stem image and die cut over the top. These two images do not coordinate but rather give a fun look of green and white on the leaves. You could always use the coordinating stamps and dies for a perfect look. Using Mini Glue Dots, I added the leaves around the greeting and then placed the flowers over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added Frosted Epoxy Droplets which I’m super loving. Those things are so pretty and really pop!!!

Check out more samples using the Frosted Floral Suite here and here! I’m really loving this suite! What about you? Let me know in the comments below!

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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Technique Tuesday – Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card!!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fun technique!!! We are securing Chicken Wire to your card….well not real chicken wire! Instead Stampin’ Up has created this fun Chicken Wire Element that is super cute and easy to add to your project!

Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving! I’m loving the colors and elements so much from the Country Lane Suite!

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the cotton floral image from the Country Home Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I used the Stamparatus so I had even spacing side to side and the images didn’t overlap. Not having to stress about stamp placement is amazing! Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the flowers. For the white cotton, I used the White Watercolor Pencil. It worked perfectly! Next, I added this piece to the card front.

Harvest Blessings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie from the Country Home Stamp Set. I made sure to stamp it on the right hand side so I had room for my ribbon and bow on the left. Next, I layered this onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. For the bow, I actually added a small piece of Braided  Linen Thread to the end, wrapping the ends to the back side and securing with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I took another piece to tie a bow and secure it on with a Mini Glue Dot. This faux bow look makes it look like it is wrapped around but yet the bow is not sideways! It’s perfect!

Before adding this on, I placed the Chicken Wire Element on the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock. I didn’t actually use adhesive on that piece but secured it with the Country Lane Designer Paper. Be sure to place the greeting piece off to the side as a guide for how low the designer paper needs to go so you aren’t covering up the designer paper or all of your stamped flowers. After securing the designer paper, I added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!!

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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Technique Tuesday – Black Ice Technique!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today, it is the Black Ice Technique which I learned from the fabulous stamper, Karla Endris!!! Thanks Karla for this fun technique!!!

Black Ice Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This picture sure doesn’t do this card any justice because you need to rotate it to see the fun shine!!!

I started with a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and stamped the tin tile image on each corner. This is from the Country Home Stamp Set and I used Coastal Cabana Ink for that subtle look. Next, I took a piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper and lightly brushed Stazon Ink up and down the cardstock. Don’t be too heavy handed as you want it to look streaky and not solid. Then I stamped the flowers and pitcher from the Country Home Stamp Set in Stazon Ink and set it with the Heat Tool so it wouldn’t smear.

Flowers in a Kettle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time for the ice part of the Black Ice Technique. Simply press the VersaMark Ink all over the top of your image to coat the entire piece. Then add Clear Embossing Powder for all of it and set it with the heat tool. Now you have that glassy shine of your image! I finished it off by coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Markers and layering it onto Basic Black cardstock. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture, I added it to the card front!

Teal Milk Pail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample that I created using that same Country Home Stamp Set!

Brown Milk Pail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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Technique Tuesday – Diagonal Opening Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have  a fabulous technique to share. This one might not look cool at first but then when you open it you see the real magic. This diagonal opening card is super fun and the concept can be used for any occasion! Thank you to Margo Richardson for the amazing idea!

Diagonal Opening Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

At first, I started with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. I cut it diagonally from corner to corner using the Stampin’ Trimmer. Be sure to take out the scoring blade and then the cutting blade will be able to cut all the way to the ends. Also, I recommend starting in the middle and pushing out so you don’t crinkle the corner tips. Now that you have a giant triangle, it’s time to score. Score from the corner over to 5-1/2 and up at 4-1/4″. This will create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle in the corner and two triangle flaps to fold over as the front of the card!

Triangle Card, www.LaurasStamppad.com

Now that we have the card base complete, it’s time to decorate. For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and flower from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. The greeting was done in Pacific Point Ink and the flower was Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy Ink. On the left hand side, I added a little piece of the leftover designer paper after cutting for the front of the card!

Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the front of the card, I cut a piece of Pacific Point cardstock into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ rectangle and then I cut it diagonally from corner to corner. Making sure I had the piece positioned correctly for the card, I placed it into the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. There is only one way the paper can go on the card. These weird sized triangles make that part a little tricky. Using a piece of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, I cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and cut it diagonally as well. The greeting was stamped in Pacific Point Ink from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. I inked it up and then stamped three times without going back to the ink for that ombre look. This piece was layered on to a scallop square of Silver Foil Paper. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut it out. When placing the greeting on the front of the card, be sure to only add adhesive to the one corner/triangle so that it doesn’t seal the card closed! 🙂

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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