Flirty Flamingo!!!

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Flirty Flamingo, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the New In-Color – Flirty Flamingo and how amazing is it with a Flamingo?!?!?!?! LOVE IT!!!

For this card, I started with a Flirty Flamingo card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. I decided on this size because then I wrap my ribbon around it and won’t use as much. I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the Flamingo from the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set. I stamped him in Flirty Flamingo Ink twice without going back to the ink pad before the second one. That is how I got that lighter shade. Then I added a strip of the Silver Foil Paper which was a leftover scrap from another project. I added this piece to my card base and tied some of the Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon around the card over that Silver Foil Paper. For the greeting, I stamped it onto Whisper White with Flirty Flamingo Ink and then punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch! I added the greeting to the card over top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like to use Stampin’ Dimensionals when adhering something over ribbon or embossed images because it makes it look smooth and it falls into the grooves better for a perfect fit! I love it!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Let Us Celebrate!!!

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Celebrate with the Stars, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super appropriate for today because there is so much to celebrate!!!! The end of April is full of Birthdays and Anniversaries in my family! My parents celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary earlier this week, my Aunt and Uncle celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary this week and tomorrow Brad and I will celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary!!! Also, today is my Dad’s Birthday!!! I also have a few friends with Birthdays this week as well! Super fun and exciting to let us all celebrate!!! Plus it is FRIDAY!!!

I started this card with a Crushed Curry card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the little stars from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set in Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. Once it is all stamped, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder! This gives the card some texture and even more stars! I love it! Then because there still aren’t enough stars. I die cut 3 stars with the Stars Framelits in Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Silver Foil Paper. I stamped the Let Us Celebrate from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and it looked too small so I added the Congratulations as well! Then I added all of the stars to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish it off, I brushed some Wink Of Stella on the stars and tied some Melon Mambo Stitched Satin Ribbon on there!! I love the bling, the layers, the texture, and the colors!!

All the Stars, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stars are great for lots of different occasions and they work for both girls and guys! Don’t forget that Graduation is around the corner. This would be great for that!!! What color combination would you use? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Puzzle Pieced Roses!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!!! We are back at it with another Technique after last week’s celebration!! This technique uses my favorite Framelits – Rose Garden and some bling!!!! Check this out!

Glimmer Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t those roses just stunning? I am still on the fence as to whether this card is a bit much or just fabulous! My husband says its a bit much and only one rose was needed. Let me know in the comments below what you think. Be honest!!!

SUPPLIED NEEDED: Rose Garden Framelits, Big Shot, Snail Adhesive, Paper of Your Choice

I used the Silver Foil Paper and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper for these roses! I die cut the rose with the Big Shot once in the Silver Foil and once in the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. Then I popped out all of the pieces with the Big Shot Die Brush. Be very gentle with the Glimmer Paper. It could brush off a little glitter and we want all the bling!!! Be sure to keep track of all of the little pieces that you pop out. Then I took a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and placed one of the rose frames in the corner where I wanted it. I took a pen and marked little dotted lines around the INSIDE of the rose frame. This was my guide for adding Snail Adhesive to the area. I took away the rose frame and filled the entire area with adhesive. Then I placed the Glimmer Rose down and started putting together the rose with the Silver Foil pieces inside. It really is like a puzzle!

Blush Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You will repeat the same thing in the opposite corner with the Silver Foil Rose frame and glimmer puzzle pieces. If for some reason you don’t have enough adhesive, you can always add a dab of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I just found it to be much easier and less messy to use the Snail Adhesive for the majority of it, rather than gluing each piece in. Once I had my roses complete, I added some Whisper White Organza Ribbon around the middle and stamped my greeting. The greeting is from the Number of Years Stamp Set and I stamped it in Rose Red (stamp off once). I added this to a Whisper White Card base and Viola!!! Love it!!!

Silver Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I played around with a few other looks as well. Here is a Black Glimmer Paper (ops….retired from the Holiday Mini Catalog) and Real Red Cardstock. You could always do Real Red Foil Paper or all cardstock!! I think this one is amazing!!!

Red Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And then I just had to do a Pink Rose!!!! I used one of the other Framelits in the Rose Garden Set. The border is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the puzzle pieces are Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz cardstock! I LOVE IT!!!!

Pink Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all in action, 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 so you don’t miss out on any future videos!

Let me know in the comments below which one your favorite is!!! I’m between the Red and Melon Mambo one….they are both amazing!!!

Happy Puzzle Piecin’

~Laura

Going Going Gone, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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Silver Elegance!!!

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Silver Elegant Wedding Invitation, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This wedding invitation is all about elegance and shine! It is just stunning in person when you can see the beauty of the Silver Foil Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper!

This invitation was very basic to create. I did all of the printing on Smoky Slate Cardstock – Invitation, RSVP, Reception Card and Belly Band. I layered the Invitation, Reception Card and Belly Band onto Silver Foil Paper! For the Belly Band, I cut Silver Glimmer Paper into 1-1/2 strips. I actually cut one strip of 1-1/2″ x 12″ and then rotated 90 degrees and cut the rest of the 1-1/2″ strips. Those strips measure 1-1/2″ x 10-1/2″. This way you are using every little piece of the Glimmer Paper! TIP: the glimmer paper goes together best with a hot glue gun!

Glitter Mess, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Unfortunately I don’t have any tips for containing the glittery mess. I did use the Simply Score Tool to score the belly band and make the folds easier. After I was all finished, I rinsed this off with water to clean it up.

Wedding Invitations, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a small glimpse of my craziness when I am creating wedding invitations. I probably count each piece of the Invitation 10 times before it is all boxed up. I count as I cut, adhere, finish, double check it’s perfect, and final time. There are many times in between each of those steps as well. I love it though. Weddings make me so happy! Share the love!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Flurry of Wishes!!!

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Flurry Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.comThere is something so beautiful about a snowflake and you all know how I love Bermuda Bay!!! I love shades of blue and silver together for a holiday card! I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the large snowflake from the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay. I stamped the smaller snowflakes in Pool Party and the greeting in Smokey Slate! I wrapped a piece of Silver Ribbon around it and attached it to the card front. For the popped up snowflakes, I stamped the double snowflake in Bermuda Bay on a piece of scrap paper! Then I punched them out with the coordinating Snow Flurry Punch! You can bundle the set and punch together and save 15%! Also, I punched the snowflakes in Silver Foil Paper and layered the stamped snowflakes on top but off set! I added these to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I love it….the card that is, not snow! I just thought I would make that clear! I am so not a fan of winter.

What are your favorite colors for snowflake cards?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Boughs & Berries!!!

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Embossed Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love embossing folders and how they make a simple card have such an amazing WOW factor! It is so simple to emboss and doesn’t require extra layers or embellishments! I used the Boughs & Berries Embossing Folder from the Holiday Mini Catalog on this card. For the greeting, I used the Berry Merry Stamp Set. You can Bundle & Save 15% when you get the set and embossing folder together. I stamped the greeting in Basic Black, holly berries in Real Red, and leaves in Garden Green. I stamped the holly randomly around the greeting and then die cut it with the Ovals Framelits! I thought it looked a little plain to just add it to the card front so I used a scrap piece of Silver Foil Paper that I had to layer the oval on. I used the Banner Triple Punch to create those banner ends! Of course the greeting was added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I really liked the way it turned out with the Silver Foil. It added a little shine and texture! This would be a great card to send out any time from November through January since it is very festive and not holiday specific!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Easter is Coming!!!

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Embossing Foil, www.LaurasStampPad.comI know Easter is still a few weeks away but now is the time to start making your cards and gift projects! Here is a quick and simple Easter Card but you could always change out the greeting and this card would be perfect for any occasion! I used the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper which has perfect Spring colors! I love it! Then I stamped a flower from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and punched it out with the coordinating Blossom Punch! I stamped one flower in Wisteria Wonder and then another one in Pear Pizzazz. After punching them out, I cut off two petals from the Pear Pizzazz flower and attached it to the back of the Wisteria Wonder flower to make it look like leaves! I added a little Candy Dot in the middle of the flower for a little POP! Also, have you noticed the shiny foil in the background? That’s right, I embossed some of the Silver Foil with the Argyle Embossing Folder! It gives a little shine, texture, and dimension. Perfect!!! For more samples with Foil, click here and here! I hope this gives your some inspiration for your Spring or Easter projects!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Heat Embossing on Foil!

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Happy Tuesday and April Fools Day!!! That means that I have a fabulous Technique to share with you today and it is no fool!! We will be heat embossing onto Silver Foil!!! It is a super cool WOW look for your projects!

Embossing Foil, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Supplied Needed: Foil Sheets (Silver or Gold), Stamp Set, VersaMark, Embossing Powder, and Heat Tool

First you will cut your Foil Sheets into you desired size and then stamp your image with VersaMark onto the Foil. VersaMark is a clear super sticky “ink” (it’s not really an ink) that is used for heat embossing because when you pour your powder of choice over top it will stick. It is clear so that you can use Clear Embossing Powder or colored embossing powder. NOTE: Be careful when stamping onto Foil, it will slide! Once you have stamped your image, you will pour the powder of your choice over it. I used White Embossing Powder. Then you will melt the powder with your Heat Tool. TIP: Start in the corner and as you see it start to melt, move the tool along. Don’t swing the heat tool around like you are painting a wall. Also, you will need something to hold your foil down (besides your finger) because it will get HOT! Once it is done, let it sit for a minute or less to cool and set. Then you can add it to your project. The foil may curl a bit but as it cools it will flatten out. I used the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set for my flowers and Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper on this sample. The fabulous scallop look on the edge of my design was created with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders! Super cute way to use this little border and I think that maybe have been the first time I have used that scallop in MONTHS! I hope you enjoyed this technique and try it out on your next project!!! Leave a comment below on which stamp set you think would look fabulous embossed on foil! And for more ways to use your foil, check out this post and this post!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Foil Flowers!!!

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Embossing Foil, www.LaurasStampPad.comThe color combination for this card is not your typical combination but it goes soooo well together! Do you ever sit down and see colors together and think “WOW those go so well together?” No, just me? Okay! Well this fabulous color combination is Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, and Basic Gray! I used my Mixed Bunch Stamp Set to randomly (make a squiggle line since I can’t do random) stamp my flowers in all of the colors. Then I took the coordinating Blossom Punch to punch out a Silver Foil Flower! Then I ran the flower through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder which is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for FREE before March 21st! Of course I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere that to my card. You always have to have a little POP and I love how dimensionals make that happen! For the little embellishment, I used my Coastal Cabana marker to color Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon! How cool is that? You can create any color you need for a project this way! Love it! Then I tied it through a Vintage Faceted Designer Button. Now I know this makes it un-mail-able (is that a word? 😉 ) but it is super cute and this one I can hand deliver to my Mom on Mother’s Day! When we created this card in Stamp Class, many of the attendees used Antique Brads, Candy Dots, or punch cardstock in place of the Faceted Designer Button. So many possibilities!!! I hope you enjoyed this and you can check out more samples using Silver Foil here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Man Card Madness!!!

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So I have a horrible time coming up with “Man Cards” because I love ribbons and flowers and bling and my husband says all of those things make the card “not for men.” BUT I have been playing with the Silver Foil Sheets and embossed it and it looks like Diamond Plate. Check out yesterday’s post about this! So I tried it out as a “Man Card”….what do you think??

Embossed Foil - Man Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

What do you think? I thought that the Argyle Embossing Folder looked like diamond plate but then I think the Chevron looks more like diamond plate! What do you think? Put your answer in the comments below!

For both of these I ran the Silver Foil through the Big Shot with the embossing folder and then layered that on Basic Black and Garden Green! I think it just screams JOHN DEERE! (I’m a farm girl and we are all GREEN! 🙂 ) I think these cards would be perfect for my farmer family – Dad, Brother, Uncles, Cousins, etc! I did add a little ribbon – 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon!  For the greeting on both of them, I used my favorite punch, the Decorative Label Punch and the greeting is from Bring On The Cake Stamp Set! This will for sure be my go-to card for awhile for the men in my life! Let me know what you think!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura