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


Technique Tuesday – Baby Bear Peek-A-Boo Glimmer!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I have a fabulous technique to share with you – Baby Bear Peek-A-Boo Glimmer greeting!!!

Baby Bear Peek-A-Boo Glimmer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t he precious….or she?!?!?! That little teddy just looks so real with the 3 step stamping images. You can always do a blue card base and silver glimmer paper or even yellow for gender neutral! I just think this card has such a WOW factor to it!

I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut the congrats greeting out of the top with the Sunshine Wishes Framelits! Now, before adhering it to the card front, I stamped little Baby Bear on there. Since this is a 3-step stamping technique, I stamped the solid  image in Crumb Cake Ink (stamped off once). I stamped image #2 in Crumb Cake (full strength). Finally, the #3 image was stamped in full strength Tip Top Taupe Ink. A few tips for this 3-step stamping, be sure to ink it up well and press firmly all around the image since it is a larger image. When stamping, I always looked to line up that little rounded bum and the ears. If I had those 2 points lined up, I was golden. Another tip is that if you think you are right on top of the image and need to move down a bit, stay exactly where you are and it will be perfect. It’s when I think I need to go down a bit that I end up off a bit. You got this!

Baby Bear, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that Baby Bear is stamped, it is time to add this to the card front! I used a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper that was big enough to cover the greeting. This could vary depending on your greeting of choice. Next, I added adhesive to the back side of the glimmer and placed it behind the greeting (glimmer side up). Then I placed this piece onto my card front with the vanilla piece centered all around. Press over the greeting/glimmer paper so that the adhesive sticks. Now I know that my glimmer paper is in the correct spot. Then I took the vanilla piece off and added Stampin’ Dimensionals all around and placed it back over the glimmer paper. The dimensionals make it look a little more 3D and gives a little peek-a-boo glimmer look!

To finish off little Baby Bear, I added a Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon bow to his neck securing it with a Mini Glue Dot. Isn’t he precious?!?!?

Of course, if you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! I did the one in the video as a Baby Boy card! 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!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Some of the items used for this card are retiring as well as a lot of others. You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – PDF

2017 Retiring List – Excel

These items are all while supplies last and some are sold out already! You can start shopping here!


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


The Stunning Glimmer Floral Lace!!!

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This card is just stunning with that glimmer floral lace detail using the So In Love Bundle!!! I think this card is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and so much more. It is just amazing!!!

Glimmer Floral Lace, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Very Vanilla card base! Next, I layered a piece of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″). I placed this on the card front! For the amazing glimmer floral lace detail, I used the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and the So Detailed Thinlits. It is best to place the thinlit on the backside of  the glimmer paper to run through the Big Shot. When I did this I found that I could use the Big Shot Die Brush to pop all of the pieces out. If I run it through face up and use the brush, it scruffs up the glimmer and sometimes makes it come off! This  is the perfect solution.

Die Cut Pretties, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love how all of the pieces popped out and look so amazing! Now it is time to adhere it to the card front. I put it on the left hand side and used the Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere it. Just use a sponge and some of the glue to pounce all over the details for that perfect amount of glue without any messes! I love it!!! Next, I added some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon around the card and into a knot.

Floral Lace, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits and the So In Love Stamp Set! I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Oh how I am just in love with this card and this bundle! Don’t forget that you can purchase the So In Love Stamp Set and So Detailed Thinlits as a Bundle and you will save 10%. Stay tuned as I have a lot more samples coming soon!

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 if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!

Today is the last day to get entered into the Ink Pad Giveaway! I will be drawing a name for a Color Family of Ink Pads (10 total) tomorrow!!! Click here for all the details!!!

Ink Pad Collection Giveaway, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


I Am Loving the Glimmer Paper Assortment!!!

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The Glimmer Paper Assortment is one of the NEW Sale-A-Bration items and it is by far my favorite of the 3 new ones!!! Since it comes in 6″ x 6″ squares, you really want to savor each piece! I used a simple 3/4″ strip to these cards and it’s perfect!!!
Glimmer Paper Assortment, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are so simple and stunning and use lots of stuff I got for FREE!!!! How amazing is that?!?!?! I just love Sale-A-Bration!!

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I folded it in half like I would to make a regular card base. Next, I unfolded it and placed it in the Stampin’ Trimmer and took off a 1/2″ from the bottom of the card front! This allows for you to see the inside of the card which is where I adhered the strip of Glimmer Paper (3/4″ x 5-1/2″). I love that little peekaboo look! Then I stamped the Thank You greeting from the So Very Much Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I stamped it in the coordinating color as the glimmer paper…..except Bermuda Bay. That was a mistake on my part….I got out the ink pad but stamped it in the prior color and pressed it down. Ops! Wrong color but still looks fabulous. The colors are Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum!

The simplicity of  the color scheme and how quickly you can make lots of these is what I love the most! To finish it off, I added a few Rhinestones for a little texture and more bling!!! I used some Bermuda Bay Enamel Shapes on the “mistake” one!

Bermuda Bay, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love these! You can earn the So Very Much Stamp Set and the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack with every $50 order now through the end of the month! Remember that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st and these items are while supplies last! Click here to start shopping!

If you would like to see more samples using the So Very Much Stamp Set, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Playing with the Birthday Blast Bundle!

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The Birthday Blast Bundle from the Occasions Mini Catalog is super fun for lots of occasions! Who doesn’t love bursting stars?!?! Check out this beauty!!!

Birthday Blast, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course I had to add in some bling! It’s so amazing!!!!

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the star swirl image from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set! I used Bermuda Bay Ink. You will want to stamp this image as high up as you can but not falling off the top like I did in the video below (lol). Also make sure it is “centered” as best you can. Don’t stress over this part! It doesn’t have to be perfect! Next, I took a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper (4″ x 2-1/2″) and die cut it with the Star Blast Edgelits. Be sure to save all of the little stars that die cut out so you can use them all over your card! 😉 Also, don’t forget that you can get the Birthday Blast Bundle – Bundle & Save 10%!! I adhered the Glimmer piece onto the card with some Fine Tip Glue Pen. Then I added the leftover stars randomly around! I love that extra bling!

For the greeting, I waited to stamp it after I placed the glimmer piece on so I knew how much space I had left. I used the greeting from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set. To finish off the card, I die cut that adorable little swirl in Silver Glimmer Paper. It was added below the greeting using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. See how simple that was!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the 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!

Stay tuned as tomorrow I will be posting the other sample shown in the video!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


All the Pink Balloons!!!

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Pink Glitter Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know my love for Pink and Bling!!!! I love this card that was created with the Balloon Adventures Bundle!!! You can see more samples using this bundle here, here, here, and here!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Then I took a piece of Blushing Bride measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and added it to the card front! Now for the main focus of fabulous-ness!!! I took a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ and placed the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits die over the top of it. I ran it through The Big Shot and popped it out with the Big Shot Die Brush! I love how you can use this this die to a pop-up insert in your card or a beautiful front like this one! I stamped the banner and greeting in Basic Black from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set. For the balloons, I used the dies from the set to cut out Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. I added the pieces to the balloons with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I saved the dots from the one balloon and used them to dot the last balloon. You could always use the stripes for the third balloon too! Simple and fabulous!!! I love the layers and texture from this card!

What color scheme would you use for this – pinks? blues? black and gold?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy Thanksgiving….and some Reindeer Food!!!

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thanksgivingcorn, www.LaurasStampPad.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! I love this holiday because it is fairly low key! It’s a great reminder of all of the amazing things we have in our lives and to take a moment to be thankful for them! I am so incredibly thankful for the many blessings in my life including all of you and my stamping business. I get to do what I love every day and it is amazing!!! I hope you all have a wonderful day today and every day!!! Thank you for being you!

Don’t forget that you can shop fabulous Stampin’ Up deals from the comfort of your home. Check out the Online Extravaganza here!

reindeer-food, www.LaurasStampPad.com I also wanted to share these adorable little things! Remember the September Paper Pumpkin Kit which came with these little test tubes?? I said I was saving those for a special project…..well this wasn’t the one in mind but I love it! I saw these on Pinterest and just had to make some myself. I filled the test tubes with some oats and some Metallic Sequins. Then I created the tags with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). I stamped the reindeer in Early Espresso Ink and added a Red Glimmer Circle to his nose! I used some of the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine to tie it to the test tube! I just think they are adorable!!! Now I still have a few left for yet another project! 😉 What have you done with your test tubes? Let me know in the comments below!!!

If you would like to see this in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here. Don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday!

Have an amazing day!!! I’m going to be working with my Mom on her Christmas Cards today and then enjoying a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Santa’s Reindeer!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Are you ready for this amazing masterpiece??? I have to say this is probably THE MOST amazing, detailed, stunning card I have ever made in my 12+ years of stamping. Check it out!!!

Double Z Fold Sleigh, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are just no words for this card. I honestly don’t think I am going to send it out. I’m going to save it and display it every year ever so proudly. I just love it so much!!! Now let’s get started on how to make it with the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle (Save 10%)!!!

I started with a Night of Navy card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″ and a strip of Whisper White measuring 11″ x 1″. Both of these are scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″ which creates the Z folds! For the panels, I cut Soft Sky cardstock into the following measurements – 4″ x 5-1/4″ and two pieces of 4″ x 2-1/2″. Then I cut Whisper White to layer on top measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and two pieces of 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″. Go ahead and layer the white onto the Soft Sky and then onto the card base. You can stamp the greeting in the upper right corner. I used the one from the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set!

Reindeer Sleigh, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now you can add the Whisper White strip to the bottom of the card. I lined it up with the bottom of the white on the panels. Be sure that you are only adding adhesive to the small flap and half of the long flap. I like to fold it all up and then add the adhesive to the spots showing (see video below). Place it on the card and then you can work on all of the decorations. I added the trees first. I stamped 2 blue trees using the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set and die cut them out with the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I also cut out a tree in Silver Foil Paper! I added two trees to the large panel and one to the middle small panel. Next up are the reindeer. I stamped all of them in Chocolate Chip Ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. You will need 6 reindeer. I die cut them out. I also die cut the sleigh in Night of Navy, the sleigh overlay in Silver Glimmer Paper, 12 stars in Silver Glimmer Paper (one for each reindeer and a few others to decorate, and a few bows for the presents in Silver Glimmer Paper!

Santa's Reindeer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble the second Z with the Whisper White strip! All you need to do is take a strip of white scored cardstock and add it to your card opposite folds as the base. Fold it like a Z and the long panel will go across the front (sticking to the left side) and the short panel will adhere to the back right hand side. I used Fast Fuse Adhesive for a strong hold and placed it on the bottom lined up with the bottom of the white panel. I added 2 reindeer to each of the little panels of the white Z fold overlapping them just a little. Be sure that when you add adhesive to the reindeer that you are only adding it on the legs so that adhesive isn’t showing and then glues your card together.

Presents in the Sleigh, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Before placing the last reindeer on, I added the sleigh to the card. I placed the Silver Glimmer overlap onto the navy sleigh with Fine Tip Glue Pen and then added it to the far left of the card. I did trim off a little bit of the sleigh on the bottom rung. Once the sleigh is in place, you can add that final reindeer. Now is also when you will add all of your presents. I stamped the 3 different styles of presents from the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set onto Night of Navy and Soft Sky cardstock and cut them out. They are super easy to cut since they are rectangles! Place as many presents as you wish in the sleigh. Then I added the ribbons and all of the Silver Glimmer stars to the card with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. For the reins, I added some of the glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen to the first reindeer, placed the Whisper White Baker’s Twine down and then added a star. Press and hold for a few seconds and then move to the next one. You could also use a Mini Glue Dot for this part if you wish. Be sure to leave some slack between each reindeer so it doesn’t pull tight when you open the card and so it swags just a bit. I glued the end of the reins under the front of the sleigh at the end. Now you are all set! The most amazing card ever! Yes it is a bit time consuming but it is just so stunning!!! I can’t wait to display mine…..I don’t think I can part with it and send it out.

If you would like to see that 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 if you are new!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Don’t forget about the Online Extravaganza going on all week long!!! Great chance to get fabulous product on super sale!! Click here to check it out!

 


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

Be sure to check out the Retiring Items before they are gone at the end of May!