Technique Tuesday – Boxes & Boughs!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! With Christmas less than a week away, it’s all about gift packaging and last minute gifts! These boxes and boughs are sure to make things merry and bright!

Boxes & Boughs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These acetate boxes are super fun to decorate and I have put lots of different items in there as gifts – cards, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and gift certificates!

I started by popping up the Acetate Box. It’s already scored and all so just fold on the score lines and pop it up! Next, I took some Real Red cardstock and created a belly band. I have found that scoring the cardstock doesn’t work very well because the lines sometimes aren’t exact so it fits weird. What I do is just wrap it around, slide it off and press on the fold lines. This just seems to work best for me. Then I layered on a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (retiring). The paper is black and white but I sponged on some green very lightly for a little more color! I used Tear And Tape to secure the ends of the belly band together.

Gift Packaging, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the decoration, I used a hot glue gun! First, I added the little Green Sprig and pressed it into the glue. Next, I created 2 loops with the Striped Ribbon and tied the center tight using the Black Baker’s Twine. This is much easier that tying it into a knot and it allows for the stripes to show. If you do a knot, it will make the one side backwards. This ribbon does have wire in it so you can mold it as needed! The Mini Ornament is secured to the bow with the Black Baker’s Twine as well. I hot glued this to the front as well. Be sure it is all on the belly band so it can still slide off. The tag was created with the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set (retiring) and coordinating Everyday Label Punch! Cute and simple gift packaging!

What would you put in this box to give to a friend or family member? Let me know in the comments below!

Today, I’m sharing a sneak peak to the 2018 Occasions Mini Catalog. 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!!! Let me know if you have any tip and tricks to share in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Decorated Tiny Treat Boxes!!!

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Happy Friday!!! Today I’m sharing a cute gift packaging with the Tiny Treat Boxes!!! You can add some chocolates or other candy in there and so much more! Cute little gift for a hostess or at each spot at a party!

Tiny Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it adorable??? It’s super simple to create as well. Mix up the designer paper for any occasion too!

I started by popping up the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. Next, I took a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (1-3/4″ x 10″) and wrapped it around the box. I started with the end in the middle of the bottom of the box. This makes the overlap on the bottom to seal it together. After wrapping it around, I slide it off and used my Bone Folder to create a strong crease on each edge. I prefer doing this over scoring it because I find it fits around the box better. When I score, sometimes it’s a little too big or a little too small. Be sure not to adhere the paper to the box or you won’t be able to open the box. If you adhere it around like a belly band, it just slides right off!

Be Merry Treat Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the decoration, I used the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch out Whisper White and stamp the To/From. I layered this one onto a Silver Foil Circle punched out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch! Using the Handheld Punch, I added a hole and tied on the box with some Silver Tinsel Ribbon. I finished it off with a little Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bow! These bows come in green, red, and white so there are lots of options to mix and match with other papers!

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Don’t forget that the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set is the November Free Stamp Set from me for orders of $75 or more this month! Of course, all orders over $40, earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!

Yesterday, Stampin’ Up opened up the reservations for the New Stamparatus and they were sold out in less than 20 minutes! I knew this item was HOT but I didn’t know it was going to go that fast. The next reservation date is December 5th!!! If you would like one, stay tuned and be ready on December 5th!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. See you back here on Monday! Happy Monday!

~Laura


Halloween Goodies for Everyone!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween….after all wasn’t it my birthday at the end of August just yesterday? After all, it’s coming whether we are ready or not. Here are the Halloween goodies I made!

Halloween Goodies for Everyone, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I went really simple this year. In a weak moment, I decided to buy my favorite candy – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. What was I thinking? Anyway, I had to quickly package them up before I ate them all! I slipped one into a Gusseted Cellophane Bag with a piece of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper in the back. The Designer Paper measures 3″ x 2-3/4″. Using some Black Baker’s Twine, I tied it closed and into a bow! For the decoration on the front, I used the 2″ Circle Punch and the Cat Punch. The cat was punched out from some of the Spooky Night Designer Paper. I added the cat to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the circle to the bag with Snail Adhesive. These were really simple, cute, and quick to whip up!

Anna & Ruth, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cuties are my nieces who came to stamp class this past weekend so they got their treats in person!!!

Now, I know I mentioned Halloween Goodies for everyone so here you go!!! I am offering DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers to all of you!! All orders placed this weekend (Friday – Sunday) will earn Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers! Don’t forget about the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special and of course all orders of $75 or more will earn my Free Stamp Set of the Month! It is your choice between Graceful Garden or Daisy Delight!!! Click here to start shopping!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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No Peeking….You Have To Wait!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I thought I would share a little tag inspiration for the upcoming holidays! This is simple and easy to add a handmade touch to your holiday gifts! You can check out more gift packaging ideas here and here!

No Peeking, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This tag was created using the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch!!! This punch had me at HELLO since it is very similar to the retired Decorative Label Punch. I simply stamped the greeting in Real Red Ink and punched it out. Then using the 1/8″ Handheld Punch, I added a hole in the top. I used the New Jute Twine from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I love it!!!

Gift Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I added in some Designer Series Paper as decoration. For the one on the left, I used some of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. I just added Whisper White to the back side with the stamped image and glued the two together before threading them on the twine. The tag on the right was punched into banner tips with the Banner Triple Punch. There are lots of great ways to decorate tags for any occasion. These tags are perfect for gifts, gift bags,  or even to add with some ribbon on a bottle of lotion or bottle of wine! Simple and fabulous!

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I hope you all have an amazing weekend. I am super excited because I’m spending it with family!!! My niece and nephew’s birthday party is tomorrow and the family reunion is on Sunday. There is nothing better than 100+ people gathering for a day of good food and great fun! I’ll see you all back here on Monday.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Pick A Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.comDon’t forget that this stamp set – Pick A Pumpkin is the one you can earn for FREE with a $75 order! This offer is all month long. Check out all the details here!


Be Merry Project Kit!!!

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The Be Merry Project Kit is all inclusive and easy to assemble! These little rosettes make perfect ornaments or gift tag toppers! The best part is no stamping and quick assembly! The rosettes are already scored and ready to go!!! Woot Woot!

Be Merry Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The awesome thing about these is that the rosettes are already scored and ready to go with the Baker’s Twine attached. Simply peel off the adhesive and attach one side to the other. If you want to make sure it gets a strong hold, just place a clothespin or binder clip on them. I didn’t have a problem with mine though but it’s a good idea. There are gold trim ornament and gold polka dot ones too!

Homemade Christmas Ornament, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next step is adding in the tulle. These come in a big stack of pre-cut circles. Be sure to only use one thin little circle for each section. I folded it in half 3 times.

Tulle in Rosettes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Simply add a glob of Hot Glue in the valley of the rosette and then press the pointed end of the folded tulle into it. One tip that I have for this is to not go in super deep to the center of the rosette. If you go in too deep, there is only a small edge showing after the center decoration is added. Notice how the green only peaks out a little in the sample above. I recommend doing a full ornament first to work the kinks out before doing the rest in an assembly line.

Rosette Gift Tag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The fun thing about these is that you can do all green, all red, or mix the 2 colors! Super fun!!! The top decorations can all be mix and matched as well with green or red glitter peaking through and green or red Merry greeting. Make sure to adhere the greeting on that it is right side up to the string at the top. 🙂 There are also circles to place on the back of the rosette for a To/From greeting if you wish to use this as a gift tag.

Trees & Candy Canes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see the kit reveal, 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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Mini Pizza Boxes are Amazing!!!

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These Mini Pizza Boxes are just fabulous and adorable!!! They are in the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog and they are perfect for a gift card, cookie, or little cards /tags. Anything could go in there….and it’s calorie-free!!! 😉

Mini Pizza Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These Mini Pizza Boxes are precious and decorating them is so simple! You can either just decorate the top square or wrap ribbon all around or do a belly band!

I folded the little Pizza Box on the score lines and popped it together. Be sure the shiny, plastic side is on the inside. This is to make it food safe! Next I added a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. Then I placed one of the gold Foil Snowflakes in the center. For the greeting, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits and Stitched Shapes! I love layering these 2 styles together. They are just fabulous! The greeting was stamped in the middle from the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set! There are lots of great greetings in that set to pick from! I added the greeting to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Special Delivery, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Simple switch out the Designer Series Paper and the greeting and this would be perfect for any occasion! Check out other fabulous gift packaging idea in yesterdays post! There is a video tutorial as well!

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What do you all think about the new product lists that I’m showing for each project shown? Do you like this better? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 

Pick A Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.comDon’t forget that this stamp set – Pick A Pumpkin is the one you can earn for FREE with a $75 order! This offer is all month long. Check out all the details here!


Technique Tuesday – Treat Tubes For Every Occasion!

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Happy Tuesday!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today, I’m showing you these fabulous Treat Tubes from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!!

Treat Tubes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are 2 tubes that I decorated for Halloween and Christmas. Well actually that little red bow could be any occasion….like Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Baby, etc. That is what is so fun about these! They are cute, simple, and fun!

Pumpkin Test Tube, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the little Pumpkin one, I used some of the Pick A Pattern Designer Washi Tape to wrap around the top and bottom. For the tag, I used the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits (Bundle and Save 10%). I simply stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink so it wouldn’t bleed when I colored it with the markers. I wanted that bold, bright color so I went with markers. Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Basic Black were the colors I used!

Pumpkin Tag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this set because it makes perfect little tags with the hole in it to tie it on and it’s a front and back tag. Isn’t that adorable??? I used Black and White Baker’s Twine to tie it on!

Red Bow Topper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went super simple with this one and placed a Mini Bow on top! Adorable!!! You could always add a tag if you wished!

A few tips for the inside goodies: Candy, Tic Tacs, M&Ms, Hot Cocoa, Coffee Beans, Single Serving Drink Packets (coffee, tea, lemonade, etc.), Bath Salts, Candles/Balloons/Confetti, Spice Mix, Glitter, Oats & Glitter for Reindeer Food, Marshmallows inside tied to a Hot Cocoa Packet. Let me know in the comments if you have any other great ideas!!!

If you would like to see these in action and lots of other Gift Packaging ideas, check out the Video Tutorial below. I will be posting more items from the video on here tomorrow so stay tuned! 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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We Celebrate On Fridays!!!

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We celebrate on Fridays because…..why not? We survived the week and made it to another weekend! For some that means relaxing and spending time stamping and for others that means enjoying the weather and spending time with family. What’s even better is when all of those things collide! Either way, we have a lot to celebrate!!!

August Laura's Loyal Stampers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, we have the August Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! This is my reward program for all of my customers. I love giving back to those who love Stampin’ Up! as much as me. For every $40 order, you will receive a sticker and after 10 Stickers you get a $40 Gift Certificate. It doesn’t matter if it takes you 4 years or 4 months to earn this. I do all of the tracking for you! Just shop, earn, and enjoy!!!

We celebrate on Fridays, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Who else is loving those adorable little tags from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit??? I sure am! These have gone on lots of treats I’ve given out lately. I did a little Challenge for my Fabulous Friends Stamp Team and wrapped up their prizes!  Also, I used them for some of the prizes from the Virtual Girls Night Out Holiday Mini Catalog Party that I did on my Facebook Page earlier this week! It was so much fun and I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as me.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings!!!

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You all know I just love Paper Pumpkin because it’s so fun and different!!! The August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings is just that. Look at that amazing color combination!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit made 8 cards with decorated envelopes, 6 tags, and included a fabulous gift box!!!! The greetings in the set included Thanks, Sympathy, and Congrats. Sympathy is something I always like to have on hand but I’ll be honest, it’s not one I remember to make. The stamp set included an inside greeting as well. BONUS!

Floral Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These tags are super cute and simple! I have already used a few to decorate some prizes I gave out to some fabulous stampers!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the cards individually with their decorated coordinating envelopes. There was also so much goodie decoration that I added some to the inside of the cards as well. You can see the coordinated greetings on these too!

Card Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the adorable card box! This would make an amazing gift for someone but I like the cards so much, I don’t want to gift them! Maybe I’ll buy a refill kit for this one and gift that. Did you know that you can purchase Paper Pumpkin Refill kits? Click here to check them out!

August Leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Even after all of that fabulous-ness and extra decorating, I still had all of this left over! Of course the ribbon goes around the gift box but look at all of this goodie! I love how the Paper Pumpkin kits always come with so much stuff! It is a great value!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, you totally should! September is the perfect month to do so because it’s half price for new subscribers. Sign up with the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917 (zero nine one seven). Click here to get started. There is nothing to lose when you pay $10 and get a clear block, stamps, at least one ink spot and all the supplies to make the project. It’s always a surprise and I can’t wait to see what the September Kit will be. Get signed up before the 10th!!!

If you would like to check out past Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy Birthday to ME!!! Let Us All Celebrate!

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Today’s MY BIRTHDAY!!!! Let Us All Celebrate together with some fabulous specials!!!

Birthday Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Are you ready for all of this fabulous-ness!?!?!?

TODAY ONLY…..every order of $40 (before tax and shipping) will earn a FREE Gift from me as well as 1 Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers! I have tons of great prizes to give! Check them out! Click here to start shopping and enter the Hostess Code: A3AR6VYH when you are checking out!!!

Let Us All Celebrate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are just a few of the goodies – Embossing Paste, Blender Pens, Ink Pads, Glitter Enamel Dots, Chalk Marker, Designer Series Paper Stacks, and more!

But wait there’s more……If you order $75 (before shipping and tax), you will get a Free Gift, One Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers, AND the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for Free! This set is coming out in the Holiday Mini Catalog so you can earn it before it even comes out! Woot Woot!  Click here to start shopping and enter the Hostess Code: A3AR6VYH when you are checking out!!!

Not sure what to order or just getting started with stamping or just want to check it out……Paper Pumpkin is HALF PRICE for September for new subscribers. Click here to sign up and use the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917  (zero nine one seven). If you sign up TODAY, you will earn a Free Gift as well!

Birthday Gift Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These gift bags were super fun to make with Embossing Paste! I got them at the dollar store, smeared some embossing paste over the template randomly. Since I had a ton of Berry Burst paste left over, I just did it over tons of scraps. Once it was all dry, I added those scraps to some tags and added the tag to the bags with Finely Woven Ribbon! I love how they turned out!

If you would like to see these items and ME, 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!!!

Have a wonderful day because it’s a Fabulous One!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura