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


Cheerful Cherry Blossoms on a Tree!!!

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This cheerful cherry blossoms on a tree card is just stunning. You all know I love flowers and the new In Color Berry Burst! Add some bling with this Glitter Enamel Shapes and I’m in heaven!!! 🙂

Cheerful Cherry Blossoms Tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started this card with a Berry Burst card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper. I’m loving the designs of this paper stack so very much! Then I stamped the dots from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set just for some added color.

For the cherry blossom branch, I stamped and die cut it all using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle  & Save 10%)! The branch was done in Soft Suede and the flowers use Pink Pirouette and Berry Burst. There are a lot of different styles of flowers in this bundle. I adhered them all together using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bigger flowers. I just loving having texture and dimension on my cards!

For the greeting, I used a scrap piece of Whisper White 1/2″ x 4″ and stamped it from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. This is a great way to use up scraps. Go with whatever size you have available. It could be wider or shorter, as long as it fits the greeting. I snipped some banner tips into the ends by cutting a straight line in the middle and then cutting diagonally from the corner to that straight line. Next, I took a Delicate White Doily and cut 1/3 of it and adhered it to the back of the greeting. When I can get 3 cards from 1 doily, I’m super excited!!! 🙂 Finally, I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots randomly around the card. That extra texture and little bit of bling is perfect!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! It’s great to know what all of the pieces of each flower are for! 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


PART 2: Hello Friend Daisy Card!!!

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I just love flowers and I think this Hello Friend Daisy Card fits the bill perfectly!!! This is the Part 2 to last weeks Two In One Daisy Card! You can check that out here!

Hello Friend Daisy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.comIsn’t this just heaven for all my flower lovers out there??? I love it and those soft colors of Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral are amazing!!!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base and layered on a piece of Wisteria Wonder (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) and layered it on top. This paper is where I got my color combination inspiration. Now for the greeting, I die cut a square using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot. These are some of my favorite framelits because that added texture of the stitch gives your project so much more WOW! I love them!

I stamped the greeting from the Wood Words Stamp Set because I needed a small but bold greeting. This one was perfect. I stamped the flowers from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. These are 2-step stamping flowers so I was able to add different colors. I used Old Olive Ink for the greenery and Wisteria Wonder Ink for the flowers. I added in some Tranquil Tide greenery on another card I created and liked that look as well.

Now it’s time to build onto the card front. I added the stamped square to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then for the large daisy flower, I used the one stamped and punched from the other card I made. I stamped and punched one more daisy out to layer them together. I used Calypso Coral Ink and the Daisy Punch. Next, I add the Daisy to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals too, making sure it is right next to but not on top of the greeting piece.

Now you have 2 amazing cards and using up all of the pieces. Don’t forget you can check out the Video Tutorial on both of these cards here! May no scrap, punched image, or piece of ribbon go to waste!!! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


How to Create A Two in One Daisy Card!!!

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Today I’m going to show you how to create a two in one daisy card. I used the NEW Daisy Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punch! I love being able to use punched out pieces for a second card right away otherwise I forget I have it and it never gets used!Two in One Daisy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is a quick and simple Note Card that uses Designer Series Paper and a simple punch! Let’s get started on this one!

I started  with a Whisper White Note Card & Envelope for this card. These things are a bit smaller than a regular sized card but quick and simple as they come together. The card base is already scored so that’s a bonus too! They come 20 to a pack. Next, I layered on a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″. Now for the top piece, I took a piece of Whisper White (3″ x 4-1/2″) and stamped the daisy and greeting from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink. TIP: Be sure the petal of the daisy is straight up a down, it will go into the punch super easy this way.

I kept the punched out daisy for card #2! Finally I added the punched and stamped piece to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals so it would have that 3D look! I finished off the card with a Gold Faceted Gem in the middle of the daisy! All done with the first card!

Daisy Punch Out Card, www.LaurasStampPad.comYou will have to stay tuned till Monday to see card #2 that uses that punched out daisy! But if you just can’t wait, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!

Let me know in the comments below if you like to make cards like this that use one part for one card and the leftovers for another card! Do you save all of your leftovers and scraps or toss them?

Happy Stampin

~Laura


Simple Birthday Roses!!!

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You all know I love flowers and pink and this simple birthday roses card is just that! Beautiful and yet quick and simple all in one!!!

Simple Birthday Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went very basic for this card but you could always step it up with some greenery or bling!

For this card, I used the NEW Powder Pink for the card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the greeting from the NEW Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set in Powder Pink. I love that scrolly font! The roses stamped along the bottom were done in Melon Mambo. It is a 2-step stamping image so I stamped off once for the solid base and then full strength on top. Since it is a photopolymer stamp set, it is easy to see through the stamp to line it up. I always recommend that you get up on top of the image so you can see down through the clear block/stamp. Even if the image was a little bit off, it would look fabulous and like a watercolor look!

After I finished all of the stamping, I adhered a strip of the NEW Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon across the top. Next, I slipped another piece of ribbon under that strip and tied it into a knot. This is a faux knot for your card because the ribbon doesn’t actually go all the way around the card! You could simply tie the ribbon all the way around the card if you wish. Next, I adhered this piece to the front of the card. Now it’s all set and ready to go! I love it!

Tomorrow is the official day that the New Catalog comes out. I will be adding the links to this post once the catalog goes live so you can see the products and purchase them! Who else is super duper excited about the catalog?!?!?! Let me know in the comments below! Also, stay tuned for some fabulous offerings like Ribbon Shares and a New In-Color Share!!! I can’t wait to reveal them!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling!!!

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Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling are just a few of the amazing things I got in my Pre-Order for the New Catalog!!! Here is a few sneak peaks!!!

Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness this is just a pile of heaven!!!! Here are a few of my favorites that I quickly picked out!

In-Colors Collection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This designer series paper is just stunning! It has the same patterns as the current Floral Boutique and I LOVE IT! Note: there are distressed looks to the paper where some spots are lighter or splotchy and this is suppose to be like that! The Ribbons are perfect because they aren’t too wide and they are soft and flexible for tying knots and using on projects! Love love love!!!

Color Theory, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This  is another favorite of mine – The Color Theory Suite! I love these colors – Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. The cool designer paper, fabulous ribbon (which I realized is Bermuda  Bay and doesn’t coordinate like the others) and those glimmer enamel shapes. YUM! Glimmer Enamel Shapes…..like WOW!!!!

Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are some of the stamp sets. Many of these come as a Bundle with coordinating Framelits or Punches! Now I need to find time to PLAY!!!

Bling & Baby Bows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And then there are amazing accessories. Bling, Bows, and Punches are some of my absolute favorites! I’m super excited about that label punch since my favorite Decorative Label Punch is retiring. Now you have bows made already for you! How amazing is that?!?!?! I flipped over the second one so you could see that they already have adhesive on the back, just peel off the sticky. Love it!!!!

Can’t wait till June 1st? You can always join Stampin’ Up and get these products in your Starter Kit! You get to pick out $125 in any product you would like (retiring, current items, and sneak peak items) for just $99 and FREE SHIPPING! Click here for more information or reach out if you have any questions at all.

If you want to see the complete unboxing and reveal of my New Catalog Pre-Order Haul, check it out below or click here to watch and enter the drawing! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. You don’t want to miss out on the fabulous project I create with all of this!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite item is!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Top 10 Retiring Items I’m Sad to See Go!

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When the retiring list comes out I’m always sad to see certain items go. Here is my Top 10 retiring items I’m sad to see go this year! I always take a deep breath and know that while I’m sad these are leaving, that just means there is more room for fabulous new products to come out. I hope you feel the same way!

Top 10 Retiring Items, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Decorative Label Punch – So my husband was reading off the list and I was marking everything in the catalog. When he mentioned this one, I screamed and just about cried. I love love love this punch and use it so much. I think I will hold on to mine even though I normally get rid of everything that retires. This punch just means so much to me. You can see samples using it here, here, and here. I really could go on and on with samples.

Tin of Cards Stamp Set – I love this set because it has the perfect size greeting especially to fit into the Decorative Label Punch. It also has a greeting for almost every occasion. I loved the Tin of Cards as well! My set is almost black because I used it so much and the stamps are stained. You can see samples here and here!

Mint Macaron  – I have really fallen in love with this color. It’s such a beautiful soft green and even looks a little blue sometimes. I’ll miss you Mint Macaron!

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – Okay we all know I love pink and sparkle. Um…hello?!?!?! This is just that and I love it. Good thing we can always create pink glimmer paper with re-inkers and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Bitty Butterfly Punch – This punch as well as the Elegant Butterfly Punch are just so beautiful alone and paired with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.

Elegant Butterfly Punch – Again, I am sad to see this one go. I just love butterflies. You can see some samples using this here, here, and here!

Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Sold Out) – Okay, so I feel like I have fallen off the embossing folder train a bit but I still like this one for backgrounds and Man Cards! I tend to use certain products a ton and then not as much. I feel like I have gone from Embossing Folders to Heat Embossing more.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set – This set is perfect for backgrounds and memory keeping. I have done lots of quick and simple cards using this set. I have also created a Birthday Calendar even after the kit was no longer available. See more samples here and here!

Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulent Framelits – I love flowers and this set was so much fun! The little flowers were perfect for cards and home decor pieces. Succulents are so in right now. Check out all these amazing samples here, here, and here!

So Detailed Framelits – I was just starting to really have fun with these. Check out some of my samples here and here! I guess I will need to start playing with the Detailed Floral Framelits!

So there are my Top 10 Retiring Favorites! How many of these are on your list? Tell me in the comments below what you are most sad to see go.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing!!!

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I love the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing because I love watercolor pencils and black & which with a pop of color!!!! It was super fun to put this kit together! Look at all of the goodies. You can see the complete unboxing of this kit here!

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit - A Sara Thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the little mini Colored Pencils and I can always use these for future projects as well! To be honest, I actually used an Aqua Painter rather than a cup of water and the provided brush! Less mess and I tend to make lots of them! 🙂 Here are all of the cards completed!!!

A Sara Thing Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of that beautiful color! This picture just makes me so happy and look at all of those cards from one kit! Amazing! Now let’s focus on each card set!

Diamond Watercolor, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so did you also notice that the envelope have that fabulous label and each set has a different inside pattern! How fabulous?!?!? So this set I had a little problem with it….can you guess? I stamped the greetings on the white panels and didn’t realize it needs to be placed low or high so the diamond doesn’t cover it. Oops! The lower right corner one is a little covered but I think it will be okay! I simply scribbled over each diamond with the pencils and then blended the colors together with the Aqua Painter! Next, I wiped off the top with a napkin to get any excess ink off the embossed portion. The flowers are a little chunky but I loved how they accented the card so I added them on!

Acrylic Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This pattern was super fun to color with. My favorite one is the lower left corner. I just love it! The Black and White Washi Tape is the perfect accent on the bottom of the watercolor paper! Love it! The flowers add a little bling and texture too!

Watercolor Wash Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These were the most fun and my favorite set because it’s so easy to just swish back and forth to watercolor. Blending the blue and yellow to make green was super fun too! I love the little random dot stamp too! Another tip is that there are few greetings that fit on the banner because the “You” doesn’t fit. I just stamped the “You” onto the watercolor paper! It turned  out perfectly!

Leftover April Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another reason I love Paper Pumpkin is because look at all of these leftovers I have to use on other projects!! I forgot to put the little paint brush in the photo as well! I just love Paper Pumpkin!!!

Which card set is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you get Paper Pumpkin, what is your favorite part of it? I can’t wait to see what you say!

If you would like to join in the fun, be sure to sign up for your Paper Pumpkin Kit before May 10th! Click here to get started! For just $19.95 (plus tax), you get a complete kit with stamps, ink and supplies. Your first kit comes with a clear block! I think it’s worth every penny!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Stamping Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Stamping your own designer paper is fun and makes endless possibilities for all of your projects! I used the So In Love Stamp Set for this beauty!!!

Stamping Your Own Designer Paper, www.LauraStampPad.com

You all know I just love flowers and this card just makes my heart happy! The color combination is fabulous too – Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Rose Red!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped all over the background using the So In Love Stamp Set. The largest flower was stamped in Rose Red Ink. The set of four smaller flowers were stamped in Blushing Bride Ink. The greenery was stamped in Mint Macaron Ink. Be sure that when you are stamping your own designer paper that you fall off the edges so it looks like the pattern continues!

Once it was all stamped, I layered  it onto a piece of Rose Red measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Then I wrapped some Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around it and tied it into a knot. Because of the ribbon, I added this layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This way it lays nice and smooth! For the greeting, I die cut a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped it in Rose Red Ink. I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with some Pearls!

Background Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card would be perfect for so many different occasions. If you changed up the colors it would be fit each season too! Also, that color combination is just fabulous! Let me know your favorite color combo in the comments below! I need some new ones to try!!!

Happy Stampin

~Laura

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

 


Fill Your Basket of Colorful Flowers!!!

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Easter is almost here and some may be filling their baskets with eggs while others fill a basket of colorful flowers!!! I love these colors and Spring look!!! Spring is my favorite Season and Easter is my favorite holiday!!!
Basket of Colorful Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base! Then I took a piece of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 4″) and placed it on the card front diagonal. The look is super fun but sometimes I wonder if it just looked like I messed up and make it crooked. 🙂 I’ll take it!

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (5″ x 3-3/4″) and adhered 2 pieces of grass die cut from the Basket Builder Framelits. When I placed the grass down, I just left the gap in the middle where I planned on putting the basket so you can’t actually see it! As for adhesive, I just ran some Snail along the bottom of the grass and stuck it down! I stamped the greeting in the upper left corner from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set. I used Basic Gray Ink and stamped twice before going back to the ink pad for that shadow look. Next, I added this to the card front diagonal and worked on the focal point!

For the focal point, I stamped the basket, flowers, and leaves (from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set) in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White scraps. I like to use gray for that softer look! I die cut out all of the pieces with the coordinating Basket Builder Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Die-cutting out the pieces before coloring is best so that if you cut them incorrectly, you haven’t wasted coloring time! For the coloring, I used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens!

For the basket, I placed the handle on the back and secured  the ends with a Stampin’ Dimensional on either side and one at the bottom. Don’t place a dimensional in the middle because you will want to stick your greenery down in the basket! I wrapped some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine around the basket and and tied it into a bow and placed it on the card front! Now it’s time to assemble the flowers and greenery using Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can fill the basket as much as you want!

This card could be created for any occasion or season just by changing the greeting and colors! What is your favorite flower? Let me know in the comment below! Mine is a Peony but I do love all bright flowers! They make me smile!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura