Magnificent Magnolia!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Wow did I have an amazing weekend!!! So much fun at Vacation Stampin’ School with 100+ of my fellow stamping sisters. Also, it was a nice little getaway even for just 24 hours! I’ll chat more about that this week. Today, I’m sharing this magnificent magnolia that I think is just stunning!!!

Magnificent Magnolia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I colored this card and was a little unsure if I liked it so I set it aside. Later, I glanced over at it on my table and was like WOW!!!! I thought it was stunning. I think this happens a lot for me so any time you don’t think someone looks good, set is aside and come back to it!!!

First, I started with a Soft Seafoam card base. Next, I took the magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Gray. I like to use that color when coloring because it gives a lighter look rather than such a bold image. Then I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends!!!

Stampin' Blends Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These were the colors I used! Light and Dark Soft Suede were used for the branch. Old Olive (both light and dark) were used for the leaves. The flower I added a Daffodil Delight center and some touches of Flirty Flamingo on the petals!

After coloring it, I added a small piece of Rococo Rose to the left side after running it though the Big Shot with the line from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. How fabulous is that little stitched edge? It gives so much to this card a and it’s so simple!

Someone So Special, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the greeting and another flower from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, I decorated the inside! I LOVE IT!!!

Check out the supplies listed below for this magnificent magnolia card so you can make this fabulous card! Don’t forget to use you Bonus Bucks before the end of the month!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Pale Pink Birdies!!!

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You all know I love the color pink. This card inspiration came from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and I was super excited to use pink for a birdie card. These pale pink birdies are perfect for a card for any occasion. What occasion would you use this look for?? Let me know in the comments below!

Pale Pink Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just precious with the soft colors, beautiful flowers, and little birdies???

I started with a Petal Pink card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. This size works well when tying ribbon around the card because then you use less ribbon. 🙂 Next, I layered a piece of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper onto Soft Suede cardstock! Before adding it to the lower half of the card front, I stamped a few leaves from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Petal Pink Ink. This adds a little decoration to the top solid portion but without being too bold.

Stitched Labels Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After laying on the designer paper, I tied some Very Vanilla Scallop Lace Trim around the card front and into a knot. Then for the focal point, I die cut out a label from the Nested Stitched Label Dies. These are the Bundle & Save 10% dies that go with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. Using that stamp set, I stamped the greeting and the birdies in Basic Gray. Next, I colored in the branch and birdies with Stampin’ Blends Markers!

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

I added the pale pink birdies to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture and so the image was smooth over the ribbon! To finish it off, I added a few Rhinestones for some bling!

Pink Petal Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the leaf image and then the little flower. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored them in for the perfect coordination!

If you want to recreate this card, check out the supply list below! If you want to see more samples using the Free As A Bird Set, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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For the Love of Felt!!!

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Stampin’ Up does some amazing Project Kits! These are perfect for gift giving because some some all inclusive meaning all you need is scissors. Some are more detailed and some require the purchase of additional supplies like stamps and ink. The awesome thing about the ones that don’t come with stamps and ink is that you can purchase multiples to make for gifts and not end up with 5 stamp sets. All inclusive are good to give the entire thing and the others are perfect for making and gifting or enjoying yourself! The For the Love of Felt Kit is fun to make and give!

For the Love of Felt, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit is super cute with 3 designs of cards, 4 each. The envelopes have a pretty green pattern on the back lip and the front has a cute box to write the address or name in! All of this fits into a little card box that coordinates. It scream gift box! Actually I think the box looks like a cute recipe box but either way I love it!

Felt Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This was the hardest card of the set I think! There are lots of details and layers and flowers! I would almost suggest doing this one last because it also has a ton of pieces. I did it first and was counting out all the pieces to make sure I wasn’t using them all up. If it was the last set, you wouldn’t have to worry about that. First, I stamped the leaves on all 4 corners. Then I built up the outside and worked my way to the big flower in the middle. This means I did the little blue and yellow ones at the top and the coral and blue off to the left and then slowly worked my way to the main focal point. For the leaves, I used Mini Glue Dots to secure them.

Stampin' Up Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was the easiest one. I whipped these 4 together really fast. Stamp, stamp, glue, glue! For the felt flowers, I used Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.

Bouquet of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards I did a little different for each one….a little on purpose! So, the first card I did (top left), I finished it and realized I forgot the thread. So I nailed it on the second card (top right) and wasn’t so sure I liked it. The thread went right over the coral flower. For the next card, I did the thread vertical (bottom left) and really liked that one. On the last card, I thought I might as well try another option just to see so I went with a little bow. Following the direction is fun but doing your own thing is even more fun!

Which card is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below. Also, let me know if you like getting handmade greeting cards for a gift or giving handmade greeting card as a gift.

If you would like to see the For the Love of Felt 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

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You Mean the World to Me!!!

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You Mean the World to Me! This greeting is so amazing. It is perfect to send to a friend you miss. This card would work for a Mother’s Day card or even a birthday card! Get Well or Thinking of You would work too. It just all depends on what you put on the inside! It’s so beautiful!

You Mean the World to Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple because the amazing Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper does all the hard work for you. I’m so in love with these colors and those beautiful flowers and birds! The pattern is perfect for any occasion.

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Daffodil Delight measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I layered on a piece of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. It is as simple as that!

Now it is time to embellish and add a greeting! I went with some of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon that I attached with a bit of adhesive. Then I made sure the Stampin’ Dimensionals secured it well with the greeting. For the greeting, I stamped it from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink. I used the coordinating Nest Stitched Labels to die cut it out. These labels are perfect for greetings and that stitching adds so much extra to it. I love it! To finish off the card, I added a few Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins for texture and a pop of shiny color!

Simple Stamped Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went with a few simple stamped flowers in Daffodil Delight on the inside. These flowers are from the Free As a Bird Stamp Set too!

If you want to make this card, check out the supplies listed below! Click here to see more samples using these products too! Also, always remember that you mean the world to me. Thank you for reading my blog, following me on social media, and watching my videos! I appreciate it so much!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Let’s Celebrate You!!!

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This greeting – Let’s Celebrate You – is perfect for any occasion. It would work for birthday, promotion, achieving a goal, becoming a mom, graduation and so much more!!! We can celebrate YOU each and every day!!!

Let's celebrate you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Last week, I did another fabulous card using this Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and I just can’t get enough! That’s no surprise though since you all know I love flowers!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I stamped all around the edges of the base with the flower image from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. I stamped these flower in Mint Macaron for that slightly darker shade of green! Clean off the stamp and then stamp 2 more in Basic Gray onto scrap white cardstock! I like using Basic Gray when I’m coloring because it makes the image softer looking. It tends to blend in better than being so bold like black can be.

Color Options for coloring flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the beautiful flowers and greenery. There are so many fun options for this. I was blown away by all the fabulous looks that my stampers combined at class. I wanted to keep all of their cards!!! Once the image is colored, I die cut it with the coordinating framelits Budding Blooms (Bundle & Save 10%).

The greeting was stamped from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set onto one of the NEW Stitched Nested Labels. These are so fun and pretty!!! Two of the cards above have a greeting stamped in Lovely Lipstick Ink and the bottom one was stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink! The greeting was added to the card with Snail Adhesive but the flowers are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish off the card, I used some of the Basic Sequins and Glittered Enamel Shapes!

Bloom & Grow Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I just stamped some flowers from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set!!! If you love to color, this card is perfect for you!!! Check out the supplies listed below so you can recreate it! Don’t forget that today and every day….Let’s Celebrate You!!!

Happy Stampin’….and colorin’

~Laura

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Stamping Layered Flowers!!!

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I love stamping with flowers….that’s no secret for sure! There are just so many fabulous ways to use them like this fun background card but also this one I’m sharing today! Stamping layered flowers gives a whole new look to the flower and project! It’s super fun!

Stamping Layered Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Floral Essence Stamp Set to create this stunning card. Using both the large and small flower together just makes for a whole new look!!! You totally need to try it out!

I started with a Seaside Spray card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped all over it with the Floral Essence Stamp Set. I used Seaside Spray ink for both layers of the flower but the large flower I stamped off once. For the smaller flower, I used full strength Seaside Spray. It is super easy to stamp the 2 flowers because there is no right or wrong way to line up the flowers, simply overlap that center a little. I stamped the center of the flower in Crushed Curry and the leaves in Mossy Meadow. Be sure to stamp the flowers and greenery off the edge of the cardstock so the image seems to be continuous!

After stamping this fabulous layered flower, I layered this piece onto Crumb Cake (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before layering it onto the card front, I added a strip of the Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon. Simply secure the ends on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals and add a few more to secure it to the card front!

Rococo Rose Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I did the same card in Rococo Rose and it looks just as fabulous! For the greeting, I used Circle Punches to punch out Whisper White and Crumb Cake. The greeting is from the same Floral Essence Stamp Set and in the same ink color used for the flowers! This makes fewer supplies used which makes things easier! I added a few loops of Linen Thread behind the greeting for some texture and to make the greeting POP!

Which color do you prefer for your layered flowers card?? Let me know in the comments below! If you can’t wait to create this same card, check out the supply list below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Creating a Double Fold Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! We are creating a double fold card and it is beautiful!!!

Creating a Double Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Perennial Essence Suite and I love how it turned out. The little flower piece opens to the right and then the designer paper piece opens to the left! It’s super fun! Also, the flower is all blingy with Wink of Stella. This photo just doesn’t show how amazing this card is!

I started with a card base of Purple Posy measuring 5-1/2 x 7-1/4. So this is like a normal card base but with a little 1-1/4″ piece taken off the front. Next, I layered on the Blackberry Bliss (5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″) and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (5″ x 2-1/2″). For the inside piece, I stamped 3 flowers from the Floral Essence Stamp Set along the left hand side of a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″). I found that stamping the middle flower first and then the two side ones worked best for spacing!

For the 2nd fold out piece, I started with a piece of Purple Posy measuring 3″ x 6″ and I folded it in half. Next, I layered on a piece of Blackberry Bliss measuring 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. On the 2-1/2″ square of Whisper White, I stamped another one of those big flowers and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I used the Blackberry Bliss Dark Marker for all of the lines and accents on the flower. Then I went over it and filled in with the Blackberry Bliss Light Marker. For the center and greeting, I stamped them with Crushed Curry Ink. To finish it off, I added Wink of Stella all over it. #SafeGlitter 🙂

Floral Essence Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I layered the flower onto the Blackberry Bliss square and stamped the greeting inside the mini card. Make sure the crease of the card is on the right hand side. Then I added adhesive to the back and placed like a sandwich around the left side flap. Making sure it was centered up and down and in far enough on the side so it wasn’t hanging off, I pressed it down! Now you are done creating a double fold card.

Check out more samples using the Perennial Essence Suite here and here. Also, if you would like to make these cards, click the supply list below!

If you would like to see all of this 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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Laura’s Quick Kits – Perennial Flowers!!!

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Happy Friday!!!! I’m excited to bring you another one of Laura’s Quick Kits! This one is called Laura’s Quick Kits – Perennial Flowers because it uses the Floral Essence Stamp Set from the Perennial Essence Suite!!! You should have known a flower kit was coming soon as I just love them so much!

Laura's Quick Kits Perennial Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

What Are Laura’s Quick Kits? This kit comes with all of the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments to create the 3 cards shown above. The kit includes supplies for 6 total cards (2 each of the 3 designs). Envelopes are included! Also, everyone who purchases the kit will get access to a Private Quick Kits Video that shares the details for creating these cards! So it is like attending one of my classes but in the comfort of your home.

What supplies will I need for this kit? The stamp set used was the Floral Essence Stamp Set for both the flowers and the greeting. You could always use a different greeting if you wish or leave off the greeting for a card for any occasion! Next, you will need the following ink colors: Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, and Rococo Rose for the flowers. The centers are So Saffron and the leaves are Mossy Meadow. You could always use another color of yellow or green if you prefer like Old Olive or Garden Green. Daffodil Delight or Crushed Curry would work for the center of the flowers.

How Much is the Kit?  The Kit is $25, free shipping! All payments will be processed via Paypal! 

How Do I Order My Kit? Click here and it will take you to a Paypal Invoice for you to submit payment for the Laura’s Quick Kits – Perennial Flowers Kit. You can purchase more than 1 of the kits too! Then after payment is received, your kit will go in the mail and you will receive a Thank You email with the link to the video!!

Don’t forget to check out past kits as well! Click here to see the Bloom By Bloom Kit and the Floral Romance Kit! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


How To Get Your Spacing Right!!!

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Sometimes I just wing it and sometimes I measure and sometimes I have fun little tips like this one!!! Today, I’m sharing how to get your spacing right on stamped flowers so you can fit a greeting in the middle!!!

How To Get Your Spacing Right, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Bloom & Grow Stamp Set makes my heart happy!! I just love all the flower combinations and how they can be stamped so beautifully!

I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) to stamp the flowers from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. These were stamped in Basic Gray because I like that softer look for coloring rather than the bold black look.

So now for the hot topic: How To Get Your Spacing Right?!?! I simply placed the greeting strip (Highland Heather measuring 4-1/4″ x 1″) to the side of the white cardstock and in the middle where I wanted it to be placed. Then I stamped the top flowers making sure to be at the top of that greeting strip. Ink it up again, flip it over, and stamp the bottom flowers near the bottom of that greeting strip. By placing the guide on the side, it helps get that perfect spacing where they aren’t too far apart or too close together! Simple and fabulous!

Stampin' Blends Coloring, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the colors of Stampin’ Blends that I used for these flowers. I like to take a photo with my phone right after I am done so I know which colors were used. Then if I want to recreate it exactly, I don’t have to guess!!!

You are Simply Wonderful, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once I finished coloring, I added this layer to the card base. Then I stamped the greeting from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Ink. This piece was then attached to the center of the card. For a little bit of texture, I added a Baker’s Twine bow with a Mini Glue Dot and some Basic Sequins.

Simply Wonderful Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some greenery on the corners from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. Perfect coordination to complete the card! Here are some more color options for this amazing card!

Coloring Options, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see all of this 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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Stamped Floral Background!!!

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Okay Okay! You all know I LOVE flowers and stamping with flowers. I just can’t help myself. Check out this amazing stamped floral background card!!! It is beyond amazing and very simple to make! The stamping does all the work!

stamped floral background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is fairly basic and reasonable to create. There aren’t a ton of crazy embellishments and designer paper and layers upon layers. It is just cardstock, stamping, and sequins! I love it! You could also mix up the colors to create a whole different look but with the same concept!

I started with a Melon Mambo card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Mango Melody measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ to stamp all over. Using the Floral Essence Stamp Set, I started with the large flower in the left hand corner. Next, I filled in with the other flowers all along the left hand side and bottom of the cardstock to complete the stamped floral background. Once the flowers were stamped, I filled in with some greenery and the floral centers. The flowers were stamped in Melon Mambo and Mango Melody Ink. The greenery was stamped in Old Olive Ink.

Using the greeting from the same Floral Essence Stamp Set, I add that to the upper right hand corner in Old Olive Ink. Then I added this layer to the card front and finished it off with a few Basic Sequins for a little bling and texture after all it is the stamped floral background that takes the cake!

Floral Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) with some stamped flowers on opposing corners. I am so loving a decorated inside of a card. Before, I always thought it was unnecessary and now I’m in love and feel like it is SUPER necessary for every card. I get excited for how I am going to add a little to the inside now. It’s crazy how your crafting changes over time!

How has your crafting changed over time? Did you like something before and now you don’t or vice versa? Let me know in the comments below! Also, be sure to check out other samples using this stamp set here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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