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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Technique Tuesday – Blending Roses!!!

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

Blending Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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

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

Pink Pirouette Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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

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

Yellow Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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

Red Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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

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

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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I Am Thankful For You!!!

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

 

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

Layering a Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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

Painted Autumn Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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

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

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Perfect Petal Garden!!!

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

Perfect Petal Garden, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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

Collage Stamped Roses, www.LauraStampPad.com

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

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

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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