Make Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today I’m going to show you that you can make your own designer paper just my stamping all over!!! It’s a lot of fun to mix and match the colors! Plus you all know I love FLOWERS!

Make Your Own Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.comThis is one of those quick cards that you can create in now time. It also is perfect for any occasion so you can have fun with it and make a few while you are at it. Perhaps, just leave the greeting portion blank so you can stamp the necessary greeting when you need to!

I started with a Tangerine Tango card base!  Next I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut the scallops with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. If you have trouble with the die moving on your before running it through the Big Shot, simply add a little Post It Note (or Post It Note Tape) like I did in the photo below! I die cut multiples and it held up each time without needing to add more!Secure Your Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that we have that decorative bottom, it’s time to stamp the top. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set for the greeting and flowers. Be sure to leave space for the greeting in the lower right corner. You can stamp it first or at the end….or later if you make a lot ahead of time! For the flowers, I used Tangerine Tango, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. Start with the largest flower first so you have plenty of room and then just fill in. Be sure to fall off the edges of the cardstock so it looks like the pattern continues. I tied some Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon around at the bottom of the stamped flowers! This gives a nice breaking point for your greeting to stand out. The greeting was stamped in Basic Black and then I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots for texture.

I just love flowers and bright colors! They make me so happy! I hope this card makes you happy as well and you have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Black & White Floral Birthday!!!

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This black & white floral birthday card is quick and simple to make! This pattern may look familiar because it is! I created this card and had leftover pieces cut so I just changed it up a little! Love it!!!

Black & White Floral Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Black and white is a fun base that you can add any color combination to! I went with some of my favorites right now – Bermuda Bay and Berry Burst!

I started with a Basic Black card base and then cut two pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! One is for the inside of the card and one for the front. I stamped the flowers from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Berry Burst on both pieces for a little decoration.  Next, I layered on a piece of Basic Black (4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For the greeting, I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White (4-1/4″ x 2-1/4″) using the Special Celebrations Stamp Set. This set is perfect for inside and outside greetings! They just pair together so well! I stamped the greeting in Bermuda Bay and added a few more flowers in Berry Burst. Finally, I added the greeting to the card on top of the Basic Black.

This card was super simple and easy to make. You could always step it up by adding some ribbon or bling or enamel shapes!

Don’t forget that the Carols of Christmas Bundle has been released this month while the rest of the Holiday Mini Catalog comes out September 1st! Purchase this bundle and save 10% AND earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Loving the Petal Garden Suite!!!

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I am loving the Petal Garden Suite from the moment I saw it in the New Annual Catalog a month ago. The colors are stunning and it has lots of flowers in it!

Petal Garden Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh this card is just stunning. I love the color combination and different patterns and that rose! Also, is the greeting not the sweetest ever?!?!?!

I started with a piece of Pool Party as my card base. Next I layered on a piece of Rich Razzleberry (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″). Then I punched out various pieces of the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. Some of the pieces I punched twice to use one circle with the front of the paper and one with the back. There are so many amazing patterns that it was hard to pick just 5.

I punched one in Whisper White cardstock after stamping the greeting from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set. Stamp first and then punch it out so you can center the image inside the punch for a perfect look! For the scallop circle, I die cut some more of the designer paper with the Layering Circles Framelits. I placed all of the circles down to figure out my spacing. Then picked each one up individually to add adhesive. This way I didn’t mess up my spacing and I had it all even!

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Now for that stunning purple rose! I stamped the rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink onto Rich Razzleberry. Next, I fussy cut it out with Paper Snips. I did the same with the leaves in Old Olive. I adhered the two together overlapped and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a few Old Olive Enamel Shapes for some texture and more pops of color.

If you would like to see more on the Petal Garden Suite, 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


Creating a Wooden Crate Full of Daisies!!!

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This Wooden Crate Full of Daisies is so beautiful! I love bright colored flowers. Also, this card uses up the leftover pieces from making the 3D wooden crate I showed on Tuesday. Check that out here!Wooden Crate Full of Daisies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card so rustic and fabulous?!?!?! I love the navy and yellow and that gingham ribbon!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Night of Navy (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the flowers from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in Crushed Curry. I stamped the background image stamped off once and then stamped the detailed image in full strength. After I had all of the flowers placed, I added the stems in Old Olive. Some of the flowers have a hidden stem and some have a stem out front. This is all a variation to show a full crate of flowers!

Flat Box Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the crate, I used the Wood Crate Framelits. I die cut out 1 crate piece with all of the top portion of the crate on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. That bottom rectangle does not need to be completely on the paper because it will be cut off. This is a great way to use up the rest of the designer paper after die cutting a full crate to use as a 3D box. All of the tabs in the photo above are folded back and adhered. The rectangle above was just an extra piece cut out to fill in the spots that aren’t covered by the tabs. I wanted the crate to look seamless and have the same wood color peaking through the slats rather than the white cardstock I placed it on. Now I have a flat crate for my card!

Daisy In A Crate, www.LaurasStampPad.comNow it is time to assemble the card! I placed the crate over the flower stems and stamped the Farmer’s Market seal on the crate. This stamp is from the Wood Words Stamp Set. Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and crate framelits. Next I added this to the card front on top of the Navy cardstock. I stamped the greeting from Wood Words Stamp Set onto a strip of white. After that, I cut the banner tips and paired it with a Crushed Curry strip. Finally, I added the little bow of Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot.

Navy Gingham Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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


Technique Tuesday – How to Use Embossing Paste!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I have a fabulous technique to today that is so much fun! I’m going to show you how to use Embossing Paste for your cards!!! This stuff is magical, dries quick, and gives amazing texture!

Use Embossing Paste, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at that cool brick background?!?! I wish you could touch it as well because it feels super cool as well! Now let’s get started!

I started with a Whisper White card base! Then I took a piece of Berry Burst cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed it on a piece of Grid Paper. When using the masks, it gets a little messy so I wanted to keep my work space clean! Next, I placed the brick template from the Party Pattern Decorative Masks Pack over the top. I held all of mine but if I was making multiples I would probably add a bit of tape to the top and bottom to secure it in place. Then I got out the Embossing Paste and Palette Knives. Be sure to have all of your supplies ready to go before opening up the paste and getting started. This stuff dries fast so you don’t want to leave it open long or do part of it and need to go get something in the middle of it. It’s not an instant dry but it does dry quickly. As for the tools, I don’t think I have found a favorite just yet. They all work about the same so it’s personal preference.

Just scoop some paste and smear it over the mask like buttering toast. I think this is super fun. There are different patterns you can achieve by covering it all or just swiping diagonal across, or doing just the  edge/bottom. Once you are done, pull the mask off and allow it to dry while cleaning off the mask. A simple soap and water will clean the masks off!

Wonderful Things, www.LaurasStampPad.com

By the time I was back from cleaning off the mask, it was dry. If your’s isn’t, just work on the rest of the card while is dries. For the focal point, I stamped the daisy from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in Crushed Curry Ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock. Next, I punched  it out with the Daisy Punch! I created two of these and adhered them together off set to look like a nice full flower. For the greeting, I die cut an oval with the Stitched Shapes Framelits! The greeting was stamped from the Just Add Text Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink. I added both the greeting and flower to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I wanted to make sure the adhesive stuck well on top of the brick texture. Dimensionals have give so they fall into the grooves for a secure hold. I used regular Snail Adhesive to adhere the brick piece to the card front. If it seems to have curled a lot when it was drying, a stronger adhesive like Tear And Tape or Fast Fuse might be a great option!

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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Don’t forget Bonus Days the entire month of July!!! Every $50 spent, earns you $5 to spend in August!!! I also have extended the DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers through Wednesday when you use the Hostess Code: CZHRWZ4H! Click here to start shopping!


All the Texture and Layers on a Card!!!

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Do you like to add texture and layers to your cards? I sure do! I feel like it makes the card come to life and have more POP!!! Check out this beauty!

Texture Layers Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is really simple to make as most of it is just layers of cardstock but it’s those layers and added texture that make it such a WOW! Embossing folders are so much fun for adding texture. They add so much to a card with a simple crank through the Big Shot.

For this card, I started  with a Fresh Fig card base. Next I added a layer of Emerald Envy (5″ x 3-3/4″) after running it through the Big Shot in the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. Now for the focal point, I die cut the scallop square using the Layering Squares Framelits. Then I layered a piece of Crushed Curry (2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″) and added these to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Texture on a Card, www.LaurasStampPad.comNext, I took a 2-1/4″ square and stamped on it with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set. I love these little 2 step stamping flowers. It’s easiest to stamp the outline first in full strength and then stamp the solid image second after stamping off once. I used Fresh Fig Ink and Emerald Envy Ink. After stamping, I layered this onto the Crushed Curry square. I finished off the card with an adorable Bitty Bow in the corner.

Flowers on the Inside, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now you can’t forget about the inside of the card. Since the card base is so dark, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) to the inside. I couldn’t just leave it blank so I stamped a few flowers in the lower left corner! I love it!!!

You can check out more samples using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle by clicking here and here! I have been having so much fun with this bundle!!!

Don’t forget about Bonus Bucks this month! Every $50 order earns you $5 to spend in August! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping and earning your Bonus Bucks…..and Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – 2-Step Tranquil Tulips!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you! Today, I am playing with the 2-Step Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set! Aren’t these flowers amazing?!?!?!

Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these flowers so amazing and real looking?? The best part is I got this stamp set for FREE with Hostess Benefits! The other best part is they are super simple to 2-step stamp. There is no remembering to stamp off or lining up every side and curve. It’s amazing!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base (11″ x 4-1/4″). Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 3-1/4″) to stamp the tulips on. I used the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set with Berry Burst Ink and Old Olive Ink. Starting with the stems, I stamped those around the middle of my paper so that my tulips weren’t falling off the top. Next, I stamped the leaves. Then it was time for the tulips and I did the large solid image first. Next I did the more detailed smaller image right on top.

Both of these images are in full strength ink so no worries on remembering to stamp off. Since the second image is smaller, all you have to look for when stamping it is that it is close to the bottom of the solid stamped image. If it’s not, that’s okay too! The variation in color on these stamps is the texture in the stamp. How cool is that?!?! So don’t worry that your image isn’t coming out smooth or dark and solid, it’s suppose to look like this. There are 2 different sizes of flowers to play with! I love it! There are also little dot images for the center of the flower. I stamped those in Basic Gray Ink for a softer look than black.

Now that I am done with the focal point, I added it to the card base on the left side. Next I tied some Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon around the card, right over the edge of the cardstock. For the greeting, I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch. (Bundle & Save 10%) First, I stamped the decorative edge in Pool Party Ink and then the greeting in Berry Burst Ink. Next, I punched it out and added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! 🙂

I love this set so much because there are 22 images in there for just $10 in Hostess Dollars which is earned with a $150 order or party! It’s fabulous!!! Also, the ease of not having to remember to stamp off is super amazing!! Don’t forget about Bonus Bucks this month for every $50 you spend too!!! It’s a great time to order and have a party (in home, virtual, or catalog).

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


Perfect Purple Rose Fit For A Queen!!!

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This amazing perfect purple rose fit for a queen was made for my amazing cousin who is a QUEEN! 🙂 Oh I’m so incredibly excited for her to win our local county fair pageant! Small side note: I LOVE pageants so very much…watch them, take notes, take photos with Queens everywhere I go. Yeah, all of that! Now, I’m related to one so of course I made her a fabulous card to congratulate her!

Perfect Purple Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While this card looks fairly simple even with all the extra details…..it took me forever to make. I really struggle when I have something in mind for someone special and try to get it just perfect. I colored 4 different roses for this one! First it was the wrong color, then I fussy cut one out and didn’t like it, and then I ruined one putting Gold Wink of Stella on top. TIP: Gold Wink of Stella comes out rather yellow. I have used the clear and love it. For this card, since I used Gold Foil, I thought I would use Gold Wink of Stella for a gold shimmer (clear with gold shimmer). I was wrong. In the end, it came out amazing and that’s all that matters!!!

I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink. I like to use gray for that softer look! Then I colored the flower in with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. Once it dried, I went back through with the pencil to highlight the edges for more detail!

Purple Rose Detail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next I layered this onto a piece of Gold Foil Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before layering on the gold, I used the Corner Rounder Punch to soften all of the edges. Using the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, I placed a piece across the card front and securing the ends to the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Before adding the bow, I stamped the greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Then I took another piece to make a bow and secured that on with Mini Glue Dots. This ribbon is stunning! I love it! Try it out in my Ribbon Share! Click here for details!

I adore you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the inside of the card! Since Rich Razzleberry is such a dark color, I thought I would put a piece of white in there. Well why not decorate that piece too?!?! I stamped the rose and greenery from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set. I decorated the envelope as well to match!

Rose Envelope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It all turned out so fabulous!! I love it!!! Do you enjoy making special cards for someone or do you tend to make cards and then pick the best one for people? I’m usually the second one but every once in awhile I go all out!!! Let me know which you are in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday-Golden Happy Birthday!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Happy 4th of July!!! Today I have a fabulous technique to share with you. This golden happy birthday with roses all over is just stunning! You know how I love bling with flowers and pink!!! Amazing!

Golden Happy Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning with that glimmer wording?? I love it! It was fairly simple to create as well!!

I started with a Sweet Sugarplum card base. Next I layered on a piece of Berry Burst (4″ x 5-1/4″) with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Since this card didn’t have a lot of dimension, I thought I would pop up a layer! Also, Berry Burst and Sweet Sugarplum look amazing together! Finally for the top layer, I used a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. The first step is to die cut the greeting in Gold Glimmer Paper with the Happy Birthday Framelit. I added the greeting to the card with a Sponge and Multi Purpose Liquid Glue but the Fine Tip Glue Pen works too!

Now for the beautiful roses, I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%)! For the bigger rose, I used Sweet Sugarplum Ink and stamped off once for the solid image. I used full strength ink for the outline image. For the smaller rose, I used Berry Burst and the same technique! Be sure to fall off the cardstock and stamp all around so it looks like the pattern is continuous. I used Old Olive Ink for the leaves. The mini leaves, I stamped twice before going back to the ink to get that variation in color. Once I was done with the flowers, I added this to the card base!

Birthday Roses All Over, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So I thought I would share with you the first card I made which I stamped all over the background first. Then I placed the greeting on top and it just didn’t POP like I wanted. I tried again by adding the greeting first and stamping around the greeting and it worked out so much better! Just thought I would share my boo boo card as well so you could see it doesn’t always come out right the first time but we keep on trying! 🙂

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


Life Is A Beautiful Thing!!!

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Life Is A Beautiful Thing!!! It sure is and that is something we should remember every single day. This card is perfect to send to anyone. Just to let them know you are thinking of them. To brighten there day on a normal Thursday. For a special occasion that is totally worth celebrating!!!

Life is a beautiful thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The hardest part about this card is die cutting all those flowers but I used all 3 styles of flowers each time I cranked it through the Big Shot so it went fairly quickly!! With that amazing background, you could use any color combination for the flowers!!!

I started with a Dapper Denim card base. Next I layered on a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! I picked this color for a more neutral color so the flowers would pop but now I totally think it looks like water! Then I die cut out a circle with the Layering Circles Framelits and stamped the greeting from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I made sure to stamp the greeting to the right side of the circle so I could layer the flowers on the left side. For all of the little flowers, I used Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Powder Pink. I die cut them with the Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%)! I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere all of the flowers, making sure to overlap top of them. Next, I tied a bow with the Mini Chevron Crushed Curry Ribbon and stuck it in the mix with some Mini Glue Dots as well. To finish off the card, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots! I just love how these things shine!

The Colorful Seasons Bundle is so much fun and I have made a lot of cards with it. You can check them out here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura