March Paper Pumpkin – May Good Things Grow!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I’m sharing all the details on the March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – May Good Things Grow!!! Don’t forget that if you want to try out Paper Pumpkin, you can for half price for TWO MONTHS!!!! Click here to try it out and use the Promo Code: SAVEFIFTY0418

May Good Things Grow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set of cards is my favorite by far! I love the color combination and that detailed corner stamp and flowers!!! I will be using that detailed corner stamp on future projects for sure! 🙂 If you notice the two cards on the right I stamped on the vanilla side for the greeting and the left on the white side. I honestly don’t know which side was supposed to be used but I did notice the stamped image came out more bold on the white.

Seed Packet Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the envelopes for the amazing cards or you could add a little note card to these stunning envelopes and use Whisper White envelopes for the stunning cards! These envelopes were already printed and stunning so just adding the little accents make it perfect!

March 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The second set of cards have lots of layers and details. A few tips on this one is to go through the greeting with about 6-8 inches of Baker’s Twine on one end. Then wrap the twine around twice, going back through the greeting each time around and then tying the knot on the right side. Also, I added the greenery flat and using dimensionals on the just the greeting!

Birthday Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the stunning envelopes for the second set of cards. I honestly feel like these envelopes are so fabulous, I’ll stamp a little on some Whisper White piece of cardstock. I’ll use those for these envelopes rather that to use on these detailed cards! This way I’m getting 16 fabulous projects rather than just 8! Woot Woot!

I really loved this kit and it came with wooden elements as a FREE gift for Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Birthday! I will be using those for another project. If you want to see those and all the pieces, check out my unboxing and reveal video here!

Don’t forget to try out Paper Pumpkin in April and May for half price with the Promo Code: SAVEFIFTY0418  Be sure to sign up before the end of the day tomorrow, April 10th! Click here to join now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Spritz with Care!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I also have a warning…….spritz with care! 🙂

Spritz with Care, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So this happened at stamp class and yes I did scream when I did it. The ladies all thought I saw a bug or something…..which I would have screamed over that as well. I spritzed and it was not pointed out but instead up and went all over my finger/hand/arm and all. Somehow I did save my clothes though! 🙂 All is good and it cleaned up very well!

Spritzed Daisy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this background super fabulous??? I just love flower and this cool background looks like it has texture and all.

I started with a Crushed Curry card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed it in a box for spritzing. I punched out 2 flowers with the Daisy Punch using the thicker cardboard stuff that comes in a pack of Designer Paper. It’s that white backing piece! I used this because then I’m not wasting cardstock and it holds up well for doing multiples. The 2 punched daisies were glued together in the center and off set to create this full beautiful flower. I placed one flower up high and one down low and spritzed with Night of Navy (Night of Navy and Alcohol mixture 70 Proof or less). Now the background is complete and once it was dry, I added it to the card base.

White Daisy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I tied some Night of Navy Crinkle Seam Binding around the center. For the centers of the flowers, I took a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and spritzed with a little Daffodil Delight and a little Pumpkin Pie. Then I punched out the circles. I love how that little bit of spritzing adds so much to the center to make it come to life! For the greeting, I used the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the Pretty Label Punch. For that added layer of Crushed Curry to the greeting, I simply punched a second one and cut it in half, adding half to the top and half to the bottom.

My Video Tutorial below shows this all in action as well as a few “mistakes” or things that I didn’t think worked as well. 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 – Creating a Background Frame!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m showing you how creating a background frame for your focal point is super easy and fun to do!!!

Creating a Background Frame, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers……I just can’t help myself!!! 🙂 This technique can be used for any type of card though and not just flowers! Simply sponge on the frame and add your focal point!

I started with a Soft Sky card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3″ x 5-1/4″ for the focal point. Using the Lots of Labels Framelits, I die cut out one in some of the “cardboard” that comes with Designer Paper. That thicker piece with the paper pack details on it. This will hold up better for multiple uses and I’m not wasting cardstock! 🙂 I placed the reverse image (not the label) over the cardstock and added Soft Sky Ink with a Sponge Dauber! Just fill in to the desired color!

Next, I filled in with the greeting and flowers! Using Basic Gray Ink, I stamped the greeting from the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the flowers from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Then I stamped the flowers in Elegant Eggplant Ink and stems in Garden Green Ink. The bow was stamped in Crushed Curry! Next, I layered this piece onto Elegant Eggplant which I tore both ends for some texture. Using the Copper Trim, I pulled it apart a bit and added a strip along the bottom. Then I took another piece and made a bow and attached it with some Mini Glue Dots! I added this focal point to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is almost over! It ends March 31st so be sure to stock up and get those items on your wish list now so you can take advantage of the freebies!!

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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Perennial Birthday Card Kit!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today I’m sharing the fabulous Perennial Birthday Card Kit which has been super popular lately!!! I’m loving it for the colors, the organization, and cute cards!!!

Perennial Birthday Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love Birthday Calendars and always suggest them to everyone! They make great gifts as well. This card kit is a birthday calendar and card holder all in one! A birthday calendar is one that doesn’t need changed due to dates and days each year. My birthday is on August 29th so on the August Tab my name is on the line for the 29th. Looking into this box, you can see how many cards you will need each month and who to send them too! As you make more cards, add them behind the months that are still needing some. Amazing concept and look at those fun polka dots!!!

Wishing You the Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 16 total cards that come in the kit – 4 each of 4 designs. I made mine with different greetings to mix it up! There are also great inside and outside greetings in the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set which is super fabulous!! The gold foil adds some bling and fun to these cards as well. Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes for some added fun in the mail!

Today Blooms for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit only needs 3 ink pads – Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, and Dapper Denim. As you can see I mixed up the colors for this card to see what popped more! The little bow at the bottom was tied into a knot and then I added it to the card front with a little Mini Glue Dot!

Celebrating You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really loved the color combination and flower print of these cards in the kit! This card is great for anniversary, birthday, wedding, and so much more!! Again, for this one, I didn’t actually tie the Baker’s Twine around the tag hole because I find that my bow ends up sideways. I simply tied a bow and stuck it over the hole with a Mini Glue Dot. This was much quicker for me and came out perfect each time!

Birthday Foil Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And because flowers aren’t very masculine, there’s always this set of cards! I love how the kit has a little bit of everything and not just all flowers or all masculine! I only added 1 little tassel to my balloons as I thought 2 was just too much. That’s all personal preference. Also, I kept all of the white background pieces together in a stack and was able to punch out the stripes all at once rather than each one individually. The envelopes were stamped with the dots in Old Olive. I just inked it up, stamped once and then a second and third time without going back to the ink.

This kit was super fun and versatile. I love the cards and the box is just so adorable! This makes a great gift or something to keep for yourself. If you would like to see all of the goodies in this kit, check out my unboxing video here! Get your kit and start creating with the supply list below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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February 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Wildflower Wishes!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today, I’m sharing the fabulous February 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Wildflower Wishes! This kit was super fun because I love flowers so much and there was SO MUCH GOODIE in the kit!!! Check out all the cards below!

Celebrate Wildflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There were 3 “Celebrate” cards and I loved how the stamps included “your awesomeness” because I don’t really send out a ton of celebrate cards but these are cool! Super fun!!! These greetings were super long so I many of them I put at an angle so the bow and flowers peaked out nicely!

Thank You Wildflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Thank you notes are always my favorite to create from these kits because I always need them! The little greeting “big time” is super cute too!!!

Friend Wildflower, www.LaurasStampPad.comThese are cards are super cute and will be perfect for my #40DayChallenge cards to random friends and family just because! I love it!!!

February 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are a few tips I wanted to share while making these cards. I placed all 3 flower stamps on the clear block and stamped them all at the same time. This helped with few times back and forth! Also, I found that adding the centers of the greetings…..like the center of the “A” and “B”. You can see how they both look in the center photo! Then for the adhering of the vellum flowers, I just placed a Glue Dot on top of the stem and left it just like that. I didn’t even peel the paper off the top since the greeting over the top was popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals so it didn’t matter anyway!

Wildflower Wishes Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.comSo because you peel off the outline image of the greeting for the 9 main card, all of the greeting letters are left over. I was able to create another 9 cards with the leftover flower stickers and greetings. There was plenty of Linen Thread left over as well! So I got a total of 18 cards from this kit!!! That’s amazing!!!

Feb Paper Pumpkin Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are my decorated envelopes and leftover pieces after all of these cards. There is just so much goodie in this kit. If you want to see all of the content and reveal of this kit, check out this video!

5th Birthday Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating their 5th birthday in March!!!! The March Kit comes with a free gift and in a fun box! I can’t wait to see what it is!!! If you would like to get this kit, be sure to subscribe before March 10th! Click here to get the kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Water Drops on Flowers!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m going to show your how to add water drops on flowers to make it look even more real!!!

Water Drops on Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So you might not be able to see the drops of water very well….they are clear after all but look closely at the orange center of the yellow flower and a few spots on that purple flower. See that fabulous-ness which is subtle but a major WOW factor!!!

I started with a 3″ x 3″ square of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. This size is perfect because you can get 12 squares from one sheet and it uses every inch! I love that! I colored this piece with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. This designer paper makes blending and shading super easy because the darker spots are where I used the dark marker and then I filled in and blended with the lighter marker. I have really fallen in love with Stampin’ Blends lately! Next, I used an Aqua Painter to splatter water over the flowers. Just drip or flick the water till you have the desired amount and then pour some Clear Embossing Powder over the top! Tap off the excess powder but be careful that if there are big drops of water to not make them drip. Then, I set the powder with the Heat Tool!

Water Droplets, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I layered this piece onto an Old Olive square and then to a Whisper White card base! The greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink using the images from the Petal Palette Stamp Set! For a little texture, I added some Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon and Old Olive Enamel Shapes!

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!!!

 

Only a few more days left to earn the Fruit Basket Stamp Set for FREE with Laura’s Free Stamp Set of the Month with a $75 order (before tax and shipping)! Stay tuned for the reveal of the March Stamp Set later this week! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Some Things Are Just Meant To Be!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! This greeting is like my favorite of all time, I think! Some Things Are Just Meant To Be…Like The Two Of You Together! Come on now, aren’t you loving this?? I think it will be great for engagement, wedding, and anniversary!

Some Things Are Just Meant To Be, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took the Lots of Labels Framelits and die cut some of the Lemon Lime in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack and some Whisper White! Depending on how much you want to show between the layers, you can pick the size of framelit.

Floral Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point, I stamped it all in Memento Black Ink! The greeting was stamped in the middle from the Petal Palette Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and the floral edge pieces are from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Get the Petal Palette Bundle, save 10% and earn the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set for Free! How fabulous is that?!?!?! Woot woot! Using the images in the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set, I added color to the flowers with Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist! The cool thing about these images are that they are textured and not a perfect match. This makes it easier to stamp and gives it a watercolor look almost. Tip: The greenery has a stamp for the top and the bottom so if it looks like it totally doesn’t line up, try the other side!!

After finishing the stamping and coloring, I added ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack to the back as well as some Silver Sequin Trim! Simply start on one end and secure it with Stampin’ Dimensonals, run it to the other side and make a loop and secure it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Keep filling in until you have a loop on either side and the ends on opposite sides. Once all the ribbon is secure, peel off the Stampin’ Dimensionals and add it to the card front. I had a few sequins fall off the ends so I added those around the base with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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!!! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see another sample using the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birds On A Branch!!!

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Happy Monday!!!! I had a wonderful weekend stamping with an amazing group of ladies on Saturday Morning, celebrating my Mother In Law’s birthday, and going to IKEA for some baby stuff!!! 🙂 Now it’s back to the work week and fun stamping time! Let’s start with this fun Birds on a Branch card!

Bird on a Branch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Melon Mambo card base and layered on a piece of Tangerine Tango measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped all over it. Using Memento Black Ink, I stamped the images from the Bird Banter Stamp Set! Then using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored everything in. I used different color combinations – Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie!

Stampin' Blends Combinations, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I added a strip of Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and stamped the greeting on Melon Mambo! I finished off each card with some Enamel Shapes for texture! These cards were super fun, I couldn’t not take a photo of all the different combinations! Enjoy!

All The Shades of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Some of the flowers, I did in 2 and 3 tone colors!!! I really had  lots of fun! Let’s be honest, when you are coloring this many, you get bored and need to mix it up!

All The Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I hope this inspires you with your coloring!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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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