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

 


August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings!!!

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You all know I just love Paper Pumpkin because it’s so fun and different!!! The August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings is just that. Look at that amazing color combination!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit made 8 cards with decorated envelopes, 6 tags, and included a fabulous gift box!!!! The greetings in the set included Thanks, Sympathy, and Congrats. Sympathy is something I always like to have on hand but I’ll be honest, it’s not one I remember to make. The stamp set included an inside greeting as well. BONUS!

Floral Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These tags are super cute and simple! I have already used a few to decorate some prizes I gave out to some fabulous stampers!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the cards individually with their decorated coordinating envelopes. There was also so much goodie decoration that I added some to the inside of the cards as well. You can see the coordinated greetings on these too!

Card Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the adorable card box! This would make an amazing gift for someone but I like the cards so much, I don’t want to gift them! Maybe I’ll buy a refill kit for this one and gift that. Did you know that you can purchase Paper Pumpkin Refill kits? Click here to check them out!

August Leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Even after all of that fabulous-ness and extra decorating, I still had all of this left over! Of course the ribbon goes around the gift box but look at all of this goodie! I love how the Paper Pumpkin kits always come with so much stuff! It is a great value!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, you totally should! September is the perfect month to do so because it’s half price for new subscribers. Sign up with the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917 (zero nine one seven). Click here to get started. There is nothing to lose when you pay $10 and get a clear block, stamps, at least one ink spot and all the supplies to make the project. It’s always a surprise and I can’t wait to see what the September Kit will be. Get signed up before the 10th!!!

If you would like to check out past Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Flowers Are Better In Odd Numbers!!!

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They say you should always decorate in odds, right? Well I would agree and flowers are better in odd numbers as well! Isn’t this card stunning?

Flowers Are Better In Odd Numbers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super fun because you can mix and match the flower, the colors, and greeting. Flowers are great for any occasion, I think!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took three white pieces measuring 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and stamped the flowers. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set which has lots of stems and flowers to pick from. The stems were stamped in Old Olive Ink and the flowers were stamped in Fresh Fig Ink. I stamped the stems first with the flowers then placed on top! I placed these on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Once I had the placement down, I lifted each one individually for adhesive.

Beautiful Bouquet, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I placed a strip of Finely Woven Fresh Fig Ribbon over the lower portion of the flowers. I simply wrapped the ends to the back side and then added it to the card base. For the greeting, I die cut the Whisper White oval with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the scallop oval with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I just love the layered look of these two sets of Framelits in squares, circles, and ovals! The greeting was stamped from the same stamp set – Beautiful Bouquet! I love a set that has flowers and amazing greeting options! There are also greetings for the inside of the card!! BONUS!

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!!!


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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Berry Burst Embossing Paste!!!

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Did you know you can color Embossing Paste??? Here I made Berry Burst Embossing Paste and I love how it looks with Peek-A-Boo Peach!!!

Berry Burst Embossing Paste, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This color combination is super fabulous! You all know I love PINK but with this peach is just stunning!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next I took another piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and placed the diamond mask on top. This mask is from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks pack! Using the Silicone Mat, I scooped some Embossing Paste onto it and mixed in a few drops of Berry Burst Ink Refill. Simply fold and smear the paste around with the Palette Knives until you get the desired color. Once the color is perfect, just smear it over the top of the mask, allowing it to fall into the diamond shapes. I did a complete cover for this one but you could also just do a corner or one smear across. It’s all up to you! I set this aside and cleaned up the tools before finishing the card. It’s best to clean up the tools right away as it dries fast.

While the paste was drying, I worked on the greeting. First, I die cut the circles with the Layering Circles Framelits and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Using the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting and added a few flowers in Berry Burst and Peek-A-Boo Peach!

Layering Circles with Stitched Shapes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it’s time to assemble. I added the embossed piece to a layer of Peek-A-Boo Peach (4″ x 5-1/4″) and tied some Striped Ribbon around it. I added this layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The greeting was also added with Stampin’ Dimensionals since it goes over ribbon and embossing paste.

I love the simple look, cute greeting, and all that texture! If you want to check out more on the Embossing Paste, check out this Video Tutorial.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Don’t forget you can get the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order placed before August 31st!!! Click here for more details!