Technique Tuesday – Wooden Crate of Chocolate!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share and this one is a wooden crate of chocolate!!! YUM!

Wooden Crate of Chocolate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these adorable and super real looking with that Wood Textures Designer Series Paper???

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper comes in a 6″ x 6″ Stack and both sides of the paper are the same pattern. This is perfect so that the inside of  your box looks the same. I love that! I die cut out 2 of the box dies from the Wood Crate Framelits to create the box. This requires 2 sheets of  the Designer Paper but don’t worry we will be using the leftovers. 🙂 Using some of those leftover pieces, I die cut out the little tag for the treat bag.

Now for assembling the box, I scored on all of the lines and added Tear and Tape to the side and bottom tabs. I prefer Tear and Tape for this because you can apply it to the box in advance. Then reveal it as you need it without having sticky tabs in your way! Another tip for assembling the box is to press it flat to the tab rather that doing it in the air. This will make for a more square/even box and it won’t be off set.

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For the decorations, I stamped the star from the Wood Words Stamp Set in Night of Navy and Real Red. Using the Wood Crate Framelit, I die cut them out and placed them on either side with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. (Bundle & Save 10%) I wanted to make sure the sticky wasn’t peaking through the slats. Now for the chocolate, I placed it into a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag and tied it up with some Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon. Next, I stamped the greeting onto the little tag and tied it around with Linen Thread. All of this rustic look is just precious!

Lindors in a Crate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As you can see, 2 of the Lindor Truffle Chocolates fit perfectly on the bottom of the box. These could be sitting on a table for guests to enjoy or wrapped with as a little treat!

Stay tuned to see how I use the leftover pieces to create a flat crate on a card. I’ll be posting that on Thursday!!!

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


June 2017 Paper Pumpkin-One in a Melon!!!

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The June 2017 Paper Pumpkin – One in a Melon is super adorable and I loved making it!! The colors Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy are a beautiful combination! I super love the stamp images as well!!! Check out all the goodies!

June 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these goodies! I thought I was going to create other cards with one of the gift bags but I loved them too much to cut one up. I plan on using them for giveaways or Hostess Gifts! 🙂

Watermelon Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com  These bags are just AMAZING! The fact that the bag is like the rind and the tissue paper has seeds on it. I just love it so very much. The stamps have these cute greetings and watermelon images. I actually omitted the sweet on the scroll-y greeting since I used the sweet watermelon greeting. Just precious!

Hooray Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up always gives so much product in their kits so I decided to use the Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine more than the instructions say. I wrapped it around the cards and tied it into bows. Some of the cards were created horizontally instead of vertical. I really had fun with these. You can check out my Facebook Live Video that I did while creating these here! It was so much fun crafting with you all that afternoon!

Watermelon Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so when I first saw this greeting, I thought I would never use it. I don’t normally have my treats delivered. Then I realized I could stamp that right above the address on an envelope and I got super excited! How fun is that?!?!? Next I added a little watermelon in the corner!

A little something sweet, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course there were leftovers from the kit. I had these 2 tags and some sticker leaves left over. The stamps and ink are always an added bonus to keep as well!

Paper Pumpkin is just so much fun! My favorite part is opening it up and seeing what it is each month. I love the surprise of it and you can tell in my unboxing video here! What is your favorite part about Paper Pumpkin? Let me know in the comments below! If you aren’t a subscriber, you totally should try it out for a month or two. It is super fun and after all you will end up with a clear block, at least 2 ink spots, and 2 sets of stamps even if you don’t like the projects. Trust me you will love them and there are always alternative ways to use the kit too! Click here to sign up for the July Kit and join in the fun! Paper Pumpkin is a great gift as well. My nieces got it for their birthdays and they are loving it. Check out Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Bunny Buddies!!!

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You all know I LOVE Paper Pumpkin because of the fun surprise each month. The March 2017 Kit – Bunny Buddies is soooo amazing! Even more than I originally thought…..look at everything I made!!! Don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for the April Kit! There is a free gift in there to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 4th Birthday! I can’t wait to see what it is!!! Click here to sign up TODAY to get the April kit!

Bunny Buddies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The kit came with all these amazing goodies to make 9 treat bags and 9 mini cards with envelopes. Bunnies are the theme which is perfect for Easter and Spring. The stamp set had lots of fun greetings so you could mix it up. Check out the reveal of the kit here! I made the 9 little bags for my nieces and nephews with candy inside! I didn’t add the little clothespin and greeting because I figured they wouldn’t care or even notice.

Easter Bunny Treat Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how adorable these are!!! TIP: Press lightly with the stamp in the ink pad and onto the canvas bag or you will end up with a little extra gray than you anticipated! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin Desk Mess, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then because I bought the biggest bag of candy possible and couldn’t resist wanting to eat it all, I thought I would make more treat bags using others I had on hand!

Bunny Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I used the small Gusseted Cellophane Bags, added some candy and stamped the bunny face! I used up the clothespins with some of the Baker’s Twine tied around it and when I ran out of those I used some Playful Palette Washi Tape. These were so simple and quick to create! I love them!

Glassine Bunny Treats, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When I ran out of the gusseted bags, I used a few of the Glassine Gift Bags I had. I just stamped right onto the bag and used some leftover bunny ear stickers!

Spring Bunny Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, I almost forgot the 9 cards from this kit as well! Now you know why I am blown away with everything I got out of this kit!! Aren’t these little cards adorable! I created the folded over bunny ear by stamping it on the sticker and cutting it out! Just like this…

HowToCutBunnyEars, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The March Kit is my favorite one of the year so far; love it!!! I can’t believe how much I was able to create with the products in this kit and the stamp set! I love how Paper Pumpkin comes with enough to complete the kit as well as extras to use on other projects! Don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for the April Kit! It is going to a fabulous one since Sara Douglas, Stampin’ Up CEO created it AND there is a free gift in there to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 4th Birthday! WOOT WOOT! Click here to sign up TODAY to get the April kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Valentine Treat Boxes!!!

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Clear Treat Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Valentine’s Day is a little over a week away so it is time to start getting those treat ready and cards created! You can see some samples of cards here and here! I did another Treat Package that is fabulous here! Today, we are creating these little treat boxes!!! Precious and super sweet….hehe get it…..chocolate is sweet! 🙂

The base for this box is Clear Tiny Treat Boxes which come with 16 in the pack! For the inside decoration, I used some of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper. I cut it into a 2″ x 6″ piece and scored it just a smidge over 2″ and then from that score line a smidge less than 2″. The reason for this is because the box is 2″ so when you score at exactly 2″ it is kind of tight in the box. I placed the paper into the box and added the chocolate treats. Yum!!!

Valentine's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added some ribbon around the box and tied it into a box using the Sending Love Designer Ribbon which comes with both white and red ribbon. This is perfect because then you can really mix and match with the different designer paper patterns! I left mine without a tag because I will be passing them out to various people – friends, family, and people I see all week this week at the grocery store, Post Office, etc. You could always add a tag using your favorite stamp set that has hearts or a To:/From: or you can use the fabulous Sealed with Love Stamp Set!

Do you make Valentine’s Treats for your kid’s classroom, friends, family, or strangers?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Adoring Arrows!!!

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Valentine's Treats Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I always get excited for the January Paper Pumpkin kit because it is almost always Valentine’s Day treats!!! I love Valentine’s Day because it is the perfect day to show your love to everyone around you!!! I love passing out treats to family, friends and even those I see while running my weekly errands like those at the Bank, Post Office, and Grocery Store. This kit comes with 24 little treat bags so I’ll have tons to share with everyone!!!! Eeeee Super excited!!! You can see the reveal of this kit in this video!!!

Paper Pumpkin Hearts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The stamps are precious and fun greetings for all occasions! TIP: Leave the hearts on the sheet to stamp and then pop them out! This way they stay still and are easier to line up!! Tip #2 make sure the heart is right side up! lol Yeah, the first heart I stamped was upside down. Ops!!! 🙂

Hearts & Arrows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the little arrows, you will place the hearts on the pointed tip end and the feathers on the opposite end. Be sure to press hard on both sides of the stick to really make it stick tight!

Shooting Arrow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the little glue dots provided in the kit to help with closing the top flap since the little gold heart wasn’t enough. I placed 1 glue got to hold the top closed and then I put one on each side of the flap and folded it over. These 3 dots and the gold heart seem to work perfectly!!! If you forget to place the arrow under the flap, you can always add it to the front above the heart! Love them!!! I put 2 Hershey bars or a few kisses in each one! Yum!!!

I can’t wait to see the February Kit because it will be a super surprise since there isn’t any holidays coming up! If you would like to get the February Kit, be sure to sign up before the 10th of the month!!! Click here to get your kit! Want a steal?? You can get a 3 Month Paper Pumpkin Subscription for $4.00 off AND a Free Sale-A-Bration item!!! That means you get a clear block, at least 3 ink spots, 3 kits with all the goodies and instructions, and a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice!! Join in the fun!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Valentine’s Day Triangle Treats!!

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Triangle Treat Pockets, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How cute are these little treat holders??? The don’t require any adhesive either which makes them super fabulous! All you need is a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Paper. For the one on the left, I used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper which is already in 6″ squares! For the one on the right, I used the Carried Away Designer Paper which is one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can get for Free with every $50.00 order! This paper is in 12″ square sheets so you will need to cut it down!!!

For these little treat pockets, you will fold your 6″ Square diagonal corner to corner to make a large triangle. With the point at the top and the other 2 points at either sides, fold the each of the side point across the front to the opposite side, straight across. Then fold the top little triangle down over your overlapped triangles. This final step is what holds everything in place!!

Triangle Treats Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can always squeeze the sides to pop it open and even press the bottom flat a little bit! Quick, simple and super cute! Now to fill it with some goodies! I used one of the 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags to hold the chocolate treats! I tied some ribbon around the top into a bow using the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack which has red and white ribbon in it!

Treat Pocket, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These treat bags are perfect for classroom treats for Valentine’s or any other holiday. You could use these for a child’s birthday party or any type of party! I plan on using mine for my nieces and nephews Valentine’s Treats as well as a few to pass around randomly to share the love in February!!! 🙂

Balloon Treat Pocket, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below – Valentine’s Day or Hot Air Balloons??

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Hand Sanitizers!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you and this one is perfect for this time of year – gift giving!!! These little hand sanitizers are perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa, and hostess gifts…..but they are perfect for all year long as well!

Hand Sanitizer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t they fabulous??? I got the idea from Meg Loven who shared this at one of our Team Meetings!! They are perfect for sitting on your desk, coffee table, or even in your purse!!! Let’s get started!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Favorite Greeting, Punches or Framelits, Embellishments

Starting with a piece of cardstock measuring 1-7/8″ x 11″, you will score at 2″, 3″, 6-1/4″, 7-1/4″, 9-1/2″, & 10-1/2″. You can get lots of these out of one sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ which is awesome. TIP: If you are using all of the 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock, be sure to score the entire sheet and then cut it into strips, this will save time and less scoring. 🙂 Fold on all of the score lines. On the end with the 1/2″ tab, you will need to punch out a hole for the top of the hand sanitizer to fit though. I used the 3/4″ Circle Punch and slide in it, centered it, and made sure I was just over that first score line and into the 2nd “box”. Now that you have your hole in there, add some Fast Fuse Adhesive to that 1/2″ flap, place your hand sanitizer in there and adhere it to the back panel. I like to use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape for this because it has a nice strong hold. If you would like, add some Washi Tape around the neck of the bottle to coordinate with your decoration and designer paper! Now you can decorate with Designer Paper of your Choice. You will need 3 pieces measuring 1-5/8″ x 3″ (back panel), 1-5/8″ x 2″ (bottom front), and 1-5/8″ x 1-3/4″ (top flap). You can always add these pieces before putting the hand sanitizer in but just be sure you have them right side up if the pattern requires that. I used Pop of Pink Designer Paper, Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper, Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, and Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper in all of the samples pictured.

reindeer sanitizer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the decoration, you can use your favorite greeting or image. For the one above and the gingerbread man, I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). The Be Joyful is from the Merriest Wishes Stamp Set. I really just had so much fun playing with different greetings, designer paper, and ribbons! For the decoration, I added it to the bottom half of the hand sanititzer and added it with Stampin’ Dimensional on the lower portion only. This is so the top flap can slide under the greeting/reindeer/image and hold closed. You could also use a little piece of velcro too!

fill-me-with-happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one uses the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and Bitty Butterfly Punch! Let me know which one your favorite is in the comments below. I’m thinking my favorite is the butterfly and reindeer ones!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new! I post videos every Tuesday and Thursday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Fabulous Holiday Gifts!!!

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Black & Pink Gift Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Tis the season of gift giving! Part of gift giving is the gift packaging. While the packaging isn’t the main event, it is still a big part of it and why not make it fabulous??

I got these little bags from the dollar store with some hand sanitizers in them! I always like having some in my purse and they are cute little gifts that you can give for hostess gifts, secret santa, and so much more. Stay tuned to see those all decorated next week! 🙂 I thought I could decorate these little bags as gift card holders, money holders, or any other small gifts! Cute and simple!!

The bags are 4″ x 4″ so I took a piece of cardstock measuring 3-3/4″ x” 8″ and scored it at 4″. I folded it in half and slide it inside the bag. This will hide the gift in the packaging.

gingerbread-bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the front, I took a piece of Designer Series Paper and adhered it on with Fast Fuse. That adhesive is super strong and will hold tight. The bags at the top use the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper and the ones just above use Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. I stamped the To/From from the Tin of Tags Stamp Set but those images are in many different sets so you can pick your favorite. I punched out the tag with the Decorative Label Punch and then punched a hole in the corner with the Handheld 1/8″ Punch! I attached the punch with some Metallic Thread to the handle. I used Silver Metallic Thread and Silver Glimmer Ribbon for the ones at the top. For the Gingerbread Houses, I used Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine and Red Metallic Thread.

navy-copper-bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one uses the Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper with that Copper Foil in it. Love it. For the tag, I used Copper Metallic Thread and Rich Razzleberry Ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack.

Do you like decorating a lot with your gift packaging or go with something simple?? Let me know in the comments below! I sometimes like to go all out and other times I think how it will be ripped up and thrown out in no time so I don’t want to go all out. For more gift packaging ideas, check out these here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

rulergram, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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Designer Tin of Cards!!!

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designer-tin-of-cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Check out these amazing cards in the Designer Tin of Cards Kit!!! I kind of like how this card kit has a big array of colors using the different patterns from the Designer Series Paper Packs! There are some regals, brights, and subtles! I LOVED the Tin of Cards from last year. You can check that out here. I knew I needed this kit as well. After all the little tin is super cute and I feel like I need to collect them all! Last year it was mint and white and this year it is navy and white!!!

navy-white-tin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it amazing??? I love it! There are dividers in the kit so you can stamp the titles from the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set on them and create the perfect tin of cards to keep yourself or give as a gift!!!

card-storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is a category for all of the cards you need throughout the year!!!! Now onto the cards in the Designer Tin of Cards Kit!

thanks-to-you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set of cards uses the pattern/theme from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper (part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special!). I stamped the greetings from the Designer Tin of Cards Set. I adhered the sequins on with the Fine Tip Glue Pen!

sending-love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really really like these cards. There is something about that simple navy and white look with a little touch of gold! So beautiful!!! This set of cards uses the style from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special).

celebrate-your-day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love these cards because of the bright colors. I am realizing I really need some of the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special), which is what this style is from.

congrats-so-happy-for-you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards use the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Paper theme and they are perfect for graduation, wedding, engagement, and so much more!

Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below! I really enjoyed making these cards and love the samples. The hardest part was trying the bows onto the paper clips but the rest was super easy and fun!!!

If you would like to see the unboxing and reveal of this kit, check that out here or click below! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it! Be sure to subscribe if you are new as I post every Tuesday and Thursday!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Something Good To Eat!!!

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Something Good To Eat, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The September Paper Pumpkin arrived and I was excited as always because I love seeing that orange box in the mailbox and the suspense of what is inside!!! You can see my excitement and all of the goodies inside here! All the goodies are in the photo above. I LOVE the test tubes. They are super cute and different than your typical treat bag or box. I was pumped!

halloween-treats, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then I realized that none of the candy in the big bag that I bought for trick-or-treaters will fit into the test tube. Bummer. When giving treats to others, I try to always use prepackaged treats so this wasn’t going to work. I already had an idea for my Halloween treat so I decided to save these test tubes for Valentine’s Day (red hots, M&Ms, or Tic Tacs) or another project I have in mind (stay tuned). 😉 I stamped all of the witch’s pot and and scary cats in Pumpkin Pie Ink and used them for my Halloween Treats I planned on creating. Perfect!!! I was just using a “For You” tag!

Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com My favorite thing from this whole set after the test tubes was the stamp set – a SUNFLOWER!!!! It is a 2 step stamping sunflower so you can get that yellow petal/brown center. I used the banners and the sunflower tags and stamped all over to create 8 greeting cards!!!

pumpkin-cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The pumpkin stamp was super fun to do as well….once I figured it out! I think this is right…..stamp the solid pumpkin image with the splits on the top. Then stamp the outline/lines on the bottom side and the stem on the top! I used Pumpkin Pie Ink and Garden Green Ink. These cards are perfect for the Fall. I plan on using them for my Thank You Notes to customers for their orders and just general thinking of you cards this Fall!

paper-pumpkin-tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all of the tags (minus the sunflower) that came in the kit. With so many, I was able to create tons of cards and treat bags. I am saving the gold border and black border tags for the test tube project or another project! I’m so excited I got 14 cards, tags for my treat bags and still lots of leftovers for another project! I love Paper Pumpkin even if I don’t make the intended project! Here are a lot more ways to use the tubes – check out this video! I think a Pumpkin Spice Mix would be fabulous! After all everyone seems to love pumpkin spice!

PP_BOGO_Facebook_US, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that you can get signed up for the October Paper Pumpkin Kit before the 10th using the Promo Code: BOGO and you will get your November Kit for FREE!!!! Click here to get signed up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura