Oh Darling, You Are Fabulous!!!!

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I don’t know if I have ever said Oh Darling before but this Oh Darling, You Are Fabulous greeting is fun! I do love the word fabulous and say it a lot!! Do you say either of these phrases?

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I have used this card concept many many times but it’s a classic. It works so well and there are lots of ways to mix it up. Change the designer paper, the greeting label piece, and the ribbon for a totally different look each time.

I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I added a piece of the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) to the bottom half. This 3″ x 4″ piece is perfect because it uses every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper. Using some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, I covered up the line where the designer paper ends. The ends of the ribbon are wrapped around to the back side and secured with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I die cut out the label using the Stitched Labels Framelits. Then I stamped the greeting from the coordinating Stitched All Around Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well because I wanted a nice smooth greeting piece. Otherwise it would be lumpy over the ribbon.

Have you created a card with this layout before? Let me know in the comments below. If you haven’t, I highly recommend it because it’s fun and simple!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Frilly & Fancy Free!!!

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I never did get these fabulous samples posted last month showcasing the Blended Seasons Bundle. Today, I’m sharing them because they are just fabulous, frilly & fancy free!!!! Those that have this bundle can create these exactly and those who missed out on this amazing bundle can always use the card concept with other stamps and framelits!

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I am loving this color combination – Gorgeous Grape & Soft Sea Foam! 🙂 The simple details and texture from the die cuts make it quick and fabulous!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base and stamped the greenery all over the background using the Blended Seasons Stamp Set. Next, I die cut the labels from the Stitched Seasons Framelits in Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White. Be sure to save the frames for another project!!! On the Whisper White label, I stamped the greeting in Gorgeous Grape and added the die cut filigree images. The Fine Tip Glue Pen works amazing for adhering those. When I layered these labels, I added the grape one flat. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the white one and stuck some die cut greenery on there as well.

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This card was created very similar but I used the Gorgeous Grape frame from the card above rather than another die cut label. For the center Whisper White label, I stamped the greeting lower and added a die cut bow from the same Stitched Seasons Framelits Set. For some more texture, I put loops of Metallic Silver Thread behind the white label securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Die Cuts & Negatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite – the bow card on the left or the filigree and greenery on the right? Let me know in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


You Are My Sunshine!!!

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You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine! Are you singing it too or is that just me? This greeting is perfect for this beautiful butterfly card! It is so bright and cheerful!

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Blue and yellow go so well together, don’t you think?? I love these colors – Pacific Point and Pineapple Punch!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Pacific  Point (4″ x 5-1/4″) and embossed the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Framelits. This is a framelit that I used to emboss with the Embossing Mat. Check out this post and this post on how to emboss with framelits. Also, I die cut a full butterfly in Pineapple Punch. Don’t layer this onto your card front just yet because we need to do that greeting and wrap the ribbon around to the back.

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Now for the greeting, I used a few different punches. First, I punched out a white label with the Pretty Label Punch. Next, I punched out a 1-1/2″ Circle Punch in Pacific Point. Then I stamped the greeting from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set in Pineapple Punch and punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. For the layering, I added them all together with regular Snail Adhesive. For those little ribbon slider holes, I used the Detailed Trio Punch. In order to line it up in the correct spot, I punched out a scrap one, placed it in the desired spot and pressed with my scissors to make a mark. Then I slid it into the Detailed Trio Punch and punched the hole. I did that on both sides and slid the ribbon through securing it on the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added this to the bottom of the embossed Pacific Point piece. Wrap the ends of the ribbon to the back and add this piece to the card front!

Impressed Butterfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time to finish off with that die cut butterfly. I suggest putting this on last so that you don’t put it too low and in the way of your greeting. Using Mini Glue Dots, I adhered it and then added a few Rhinestones down the center for some bling! I love it! This is a great card to have on hand to brighten someone’s day.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Embossing With Framelits!!!

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Yesterday, I shared some embossing with framelits as well as a card using the label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Check that out here! Today, I’m sharing another card embossed with framelits and I’m using the outline/negative of the label I die cut.Embossing with Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Coastal Cabana measuring 4″ x  5-1/4″ and embossed the floral image from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. I added it to the top and bottom for a nice border around the greeting!

Framelit Embossing Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the layers for embossing with a framelit: Big Shot Platform (no tabs), White Impressions Pad, Blue Silicone Mat, Cardstock, Die with the blade facing the cardstock, and then a clear Big Shot Cutting Pad. Simple and yet such a fabulous look!

I added this to the card front and tied some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon along the spine of the card. For the greeting, I used the outline/negative image from the label I cut out for this card. Simply place the outline in the middle where you would like it to be, stamp the greeting in the center and then adhere the outline with Stampin’ Dimensionals. If you add the outline with the dimensionals first, the stamped image won’t be as easy to place without making a mess. The greeting I used is from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set and I used Coastal Cabana Ink. I finished off the card with some Rhinestones for bling! I’m really loving Rhinestones in all of my cards lately.

Do you find that you really love a product and grab for every time you are crafting but yet it changes all the time too? I use to using embossing folders on every card and then I just quit. Now I’m back to it and loving it. I use to use Pearls and Rhinestones on every card and then I started using other embellishments….now I’m back to using them! I find that super interesting. Let me know yours in the comments below!!!

Also, if you would like to see a video tutorial on this, check that out here! If you would like to purchase any supplies used, click the links below! The Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available this month while supplies last so don’t delay!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share!!! Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die is the technique!!!! Today, I’m sharing one of the cards but be sure to come back tomorrow to see the other one!!! I love this because we all know time is precious so getting 2 pieces with one crank through the Big Shot is fabulous!!!

Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple to create but has that amazing WOW factor with the embossed floral image. I used the Springtime Impressions Dies for that image. Yes, I used a framelit to emboss! How cool is that???? With the Big Shot Embossing Mats, you can now get more use out of your framelits because now you can emboss with them as well. WOWZA!!!! Then, there is also the creating 2 cards with 1 die part for this card. I love it!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Highland Heather measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I took a piece of Gorgeous Grape and ran it through the Big Shot with the Embossing Mat and the Springtime Impressions Die.

Embossing with Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the layers for embossing with a framelit: Big Shot Platform (no tabs), White Impressions Pad, Blue Silicone Mat, Cardstock, Die with the blade facing the cardstock, and then a clear Big Shot Cutting Pad. I have found that using a newer pad works best because it doesn’t have the cutting groves in it and it isn’t curled. It’s always good to have a nice flat one available for embossing!!!

Now I have that fabulous focal point to adhere to the front of my card! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Stitched Seasons Framelits. I used the label for this card and saved the negative (outside piece) for the card I’m showing off tomorrow! Two fabulous card pieces with just 1 crank through the Big Shot and 1 die. The Stitched Seasons Framelits are super fabulous for that reason! Remember you can only get them this month! Click the photo below to order yours today!

Kindness Changes Everything, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the greeting from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set (coordinates and Bundle & Save 10% with the Springtime Impressions Framelits), I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished off the card with Rhinestones. Simple and yet fabulous with that beautiful floral embossing. I love it!!!

To purchase any of the items used, click the photos below! Don’t forget the Stitched Seasons Framelits are available this month only!

Check out the Video Tutorial for creating 2 cards with 1 die below or click here to see this all in action! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Copper Leaves!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This has been one heck of a busy week and it’s only Wednesday! Seeing all the back to school photos is making my head spin….how is it that time of year already?!?!

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I really struggled with this card and all of the different options. Did I like the Copper Foil with the rustic Copper Trim? Did I want to color in the leaves or leave them alone? Was the greeting piece to plain or too much?

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Cajun Craze measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the leaves from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Using the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, I colored in a few leaves with the Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Pencils.

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For the focal point, I die cut out a label with the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. (Save back the outline/negative to use for another project like this one.) On the back of the label, I placed some pieces of the Copper Trim on the edge and secured them in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the center greeting, I took a scrap strip of Very Vanilla and slide in the back of the Pretty Label Punch to get those rounded edges. Next, I stamped the greeting from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink. Now that I know how long my greeting piece needs to be, I slide the other end into the punch and rounded those corners as well. This is just another fun way to use your punches on different sized greetings. I die cut out the Copper Foil leaves with the Stitched Seasons Framelits and added those around the center greeting!

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available this month (August) and while supplies last so don’t wait long. You can check out more samples using it here and here! Click the photos below to shop for the items used in this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Trees & Leaves for Any Occasion!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Today, I wanted to share with you this simple card that can be used for so many different occasions with just a switch of the greeting!!! These trees & leaves for any occasion make the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set so versatile.

Trees & Leaves for Any Occasion, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was not my original idea. I got this from the talented, Cindy Murphy and just fell in love and had to recreate it. Thank you so much for the amazing idea!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the leaves from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set. The large leaf was stamped in Mint Macaron and the 3 leaf set was stamped in Tranquil Tide. The other leaf was stamped in Soft Suede and I did it a few times to get various shades of that leaf and not have all of them so dark. After adding this to the card front, I ran a little strip of Snail Adhesive down the center and stuck the Burlap Ribbon over top. Don’t worry if it’s not super stuck on there because the focal point will also hold it on.

Textured Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point, I die cut out a Soft Suede circle using the Layering Circles Framelits and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I made sure they went over the ribbon to hold it in place as well. Next, I stamped the tree stump from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink onto scrap white and fussy cut it out. It was really easy to cut out since it’s fairly round but not perfectly so no worries if you are a bit off. I stamped the greeting in Tranquil Tide Ink.

Before adding this piece to the card front, I die cut and embossed the leaves using the coordinating Nature’s Root Framelits. These are super cool because you can get so much out of this set. First, I die cut the leaves with the outline image in Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake. Then I laid the coordinating embossing piece over the leaf and ran it back through the Big Shot to emboss it. To make sure it doesn’t move on you, simply place a Post It Note over the top or a piece of Washi Tape. Simple and fabulous for adding texture to your project. I added those to the lower left of the circle and then placed the greeting on top!

What would you use this card for – birthday, thinking of you, thank you??? It does make a fabulous man card which I really struggle with so I might make up some more for birthday cards!! Let me know what you think in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Holly Berries & Stitched Labels!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This week is kind of going fast it seems!!! Just like this summer has gone fast and the holidays are right around the corner it seems. Don’t blink! Today, I’m sharing this fun card with holly berries & stitched labels!!!

Holly Berries & Stitched Labels, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the NEW Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). These products are available this month only so get them before they are gone! The stamps are perfect for any occasion and season and the framelits are amazing with the double stitching!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Old Olive measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) for stamping and Cherry Cobbler (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) for die cutting. Using the Stitched Seasons Framelits, I die cut the label out of the center of the Cherry Cobbler. Stay tuned to see how I used the label on another card. Using the negative border image as a guide, I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler and the holly berries in StazOn Black ink.

Stitched Seasons Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, I colored in the holly berries. I used the Old Olive from the current Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 and then added in accents by going down the center with Garden Green. The berries were colored with Cherry Cobbler. After coloring, I used the Blender Pens to soften and smear the color around. Once I was done coloring, I added the vanilla piece to the card front. Then I added the Cherry Cobbler frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few Gold Faceted Gems.

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Bundle is only available while supplies last this month only. Click the supplies below to get yours today! If you want to check out all the products in the Bundle, check out my Video Tutorial here!

Happy Stampin’
~Laura
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Words Are Never Enough!!!

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I think this is why I’m a hugger….words are never enough. 🙂 Hand shakes are weird for me. I just prefer to hug! Also, there is nothing better than a hug to warm your heart and make you smile. That is unless it’s from a complete stranger or lasts too long and then it can get a bit awkward. We have all been there!

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This card is perfect for when you want someone to know you care but you just don’t know what to say. Change up the greeting and it would make a great man card too. I love the simplicity of the trees and twine.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and started stamping the trees from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set. I started at the top with stamped off once Mint Macaron and did 5 across. Be sure to stagger the trees so it looks more random and like a forest. Then I did full strength Mint Macaron. After that I did the same with Tranquil Tide – stamped off once first and then full strength. You could always stop there and add a greeting. I wanted a little bit of texture on the card so I popped a few trees up. Simply stamp a few on scrap cardstock and die cut them out. I used the coordinating Nature’s Roots Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I popped these up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the greetings, I stamped them in Early Espresso Ink. Both the front greeting and inside greeting came from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set. I thought a few trees on the inside of the card would look cute too! After adding the Whisper White piece to the front of the card, I tied some Linen Thread around the card and into a bow. I love the rustic look of this thread and it passes for masculine cards. My husband says foo foo ribbon and bows is not considered masculine. Sometimes I still sneak it in with navy or green colors otherwise I stick to Linen Thread.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this card, click the items listed below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Memorial Day & Summer!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share. Awhile back I showed off my Welcome Frame (check that out here) and today I’m sharing some Memorial Day & Summer decor.

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I love this flag decoration because it’s perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July! Woot Woot! Let’s get started on how I created those amazing stars and stripes.

I started by die cutting Silver Foil with the Layering Circles Framelits. The bling and added texture of the scallop really made the flag pop, I thought! Next, I took the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and die cut out some Real Red for the stripes. I added this to a piece of scrap Whisper White that was big enough for the final circle to be die cut. The Fine Tip Glue Pen works wonders for small delicate images like this.

Then, for the stars, I tried two different ways. First, I stamped the stars from the Wood Words Stamp Sets in Night of Navy Ink all along the top of the white. Then I die cut out the circle. I thought it looked a little simple and wanted to step up my game with some silver bling! I took a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and stamped the stars in VersaMark Ink. Next, I heat embossed the stars in Silver Embossing Powder. Then to get that curve in the navy to match with my stripes, I used the outside edge of the Swirly Scribbles Framelit. Simply place it on the edge and run it through the Big Shot. It won’t come out perfectly the same but it gives a little swoop rather than being straight across. Check out the video below for more details on that as it’s a bit hard to explain! 🙂

American Flag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once I had the stars ready, I adhered them to the Whisper White and then die cut all of it with the Layering Circles Framelit. I did the circle at the end so that everything was cut out perfectly (the stars, stripes, and white base). Also, it was much easier than cutting the circle and trimming each piece that I layered on top!

Welcome to Summer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m so excited that Summer is right around the corner. Eeeee I just love summer! This decor was super simple and just required lots of circles die cut to get each layer. First, I started with a Daffodil Delight circle die cut with the Laying Circles Framelits. Then I die cut out a Bermuda Bay one and snipped off the top to allow my sun to show through. I showed in the video how I used a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay which die cut out more like a strip with rounded edges. That works too as long as you have enough “ocean water” showing. Layering the ocean onto the sunset with the same curve of the circle.

Summer on the Beach, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Finally, for the sand,  I spritzed some Crumb Cake cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink refill mixed with rubbing alcohol. This gives a nice speckled, textured look for my sand. Then I die cut out a circle and ripped it along the top to look like a rough edge of the beach. This gives some texture to the scene! Then I added the die cut Adirondack chair from the Seasonal Layers Framelits with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I only added glue to the bottom rectangle and the arms of the chair. This allows the top (back) of the chair to not be glued down for a more 3D look. I love it!

Welcome Frame & Decor, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all of the amazing decor pieces I have created so far. Click here to see more details on the frame, Spring decor, and Birthday decor. Click here to check out the adorable box to store all the pieces in. Stay tuned for more decor pieces to come as we move throughout the seasons and holidays of the year!

If you would like to see all of this 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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