September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today, I wanted to show you the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit and some alternatives I created!

September 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at those stunning fall leaves. I just fell in love with this kit because I loved how simple the leaves were individually but then all together they are stunning! Be sure to stamp the large leaf before popping the die cut out. I find it is much easier to stamp that way!

I created the 8 little mini cards as intended. They were fairly simple to create and I loved the embossed card front….even though the leaves cover most of it.

Fall Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then the rest of the kit was these cute treat boxes. I think they are adorable but I just don’t think I will need lots of treat boxes within the next few weeks so I only made 2. Then I took the rest of the boxes and cut off the ends and cut the sides to create 2 rectangle embossed pieces of kraft paper. Using those pieces I create all of these cards!!!

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I ripped one end of the kraft piece and then added it like a banner to the card base. I used Old Olive and Crushed Curry cardstock for the card bases. Then I simply added the leaves the same way as the mini cards. I wrapped the Baker’s Twine around the spine and added the greeting! The greetings in this set is just fabulous! Then I ran of out of the Baker’s Twine and most of the leaves so I made the 2 in the lower right corner. I love them! I always need cards to send out, especially Thank Yous so these are perfect! If you don’t need treat boxes, I hope these inspire you!

Don’t forget to sign up for the October Paper Pumpkin before tomorrow! Click here to get your kit! 

Season of Style, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Sneak peak…..these are the boxes for October and November. Stampin’ Up says these kits coordinate together but you don’t need them both to create the kit! That’s got me super excited and I can’t wait to see it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Distressing the Merry Music Designer Paper!!!

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By distressing the Merry Music Designer Paper, it makes it look rustic and I love the texture!!! What do you think?!?!?!Distressing the Merry Music Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the glitter and shine that goes with the distressed look. This is a rather simple Christmas card which is perfect for making multiples!!!

I started  with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler (4″ x  5-1/4″) and stamped the city image from the Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front.

Now for the distressed technique! I simply took a piece of the Merry Music Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5″) and crumpled it up into a ball. Once I had it in a nice tight ball, I gently unrolled it back out. Be careful not to rip it as sometimes it gets soft and this designer paper is thinner. Next, I took a Sponge Dauber with some Early Espresso Ink and lightly brushed over the top. The ink picks up on the creases more for a nice distressed look. Once I had the look I wanted, I added adhesive on the back and placed it on the left side of the card. Be sure to just press it onto the paper all crinkled to keep that texture and distressed look!

Now for the greeting, I took a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″). I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler Ink from the Night In Bethlehem Stamp Set. Next, I layered this onto a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper measuring 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Metallic Enamel Shapes for a little bit more bling!

If you would like to see 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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Creating Loops of Sequins Behind Your Greeting!!!

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I have recently fallen in love with these little loops of sequins behind the greeting! It really just makes it POP and I love the little bit of bling!

Leaves of Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog which is perfect for this card and SO many other fabulous ones! Stay tuned to more samples using that amazing sunflower too!

I started with an Old Olive card base! Next I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the leaf from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set 3 times. I used Old Olive Ink for both stamped images. Since these images are textured and not solid, they really overlay perfectly! I love it! After stamping the leaves, I added the strips of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. These strips are just 3/4″ wide and angled on each end.

Loops of Gold Sequins, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now, it’s time for the greeting. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the Whisper White and Gold Foil circle! I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set! After adhering the greeting to the Gold Foil circle, I flipped it over. I took a strip of the Mini Gold Sequin Trim and looped it around the backside. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured these loops in the exact spot that I wanted it. (Yes, I am an over-user of dimensionals but that’s okay!) Next I added this to the card front. Since there are always a few sequins that fall off the end, I added them around the greeting to the card front. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere them! I just love it!!!

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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!


Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand!!!

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I think that Pink & Gold go hand in hand. Every girl needs a little bling in her life whether it is gold or silver!!!

Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These colors are just so fabulous together! Don’t forget that the other half of the Bundle of Love Designer Paper is a beautiful blue!!!

For this card, I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Rather than wasting all of it by covering it up, I die cut the scallop circle out of the middle before layering on the Designer Paper. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the scallop and smooth circle! Once I had cut out the middle, I layered on the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper. The designer paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″ and I cut it at 2″ to have a 2″ piece and a 3″ piece! It doesn’t matter which one is the gold side and which is the pink, that’s all personal preference.

After adhering those on, I added a strip of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the spot where the paper comes together. This gives a nice clean look and I did adhered the ends on the back side and added it to the card base.

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Blushing Bride Ink. To give it a little more color and pop, I brushed the edges with a Sponge Dauber. Next, I layered it onto the scallop Gold Foil circle and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used for this card, you can see them all here:

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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

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Don’t forget you can get the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order placed before August 31st!!! Click here for more details!


Pretty Label Punch & Layered Circles!!!

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This greeting really pops with the Pretty Label Punch and layered circles! I just love how it all coordinates together!Pretty Label Punch & Layered Circles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at how that greeting just POPS! I got this idea from the talented, Mary Ellen Stites! Thanks M.E.! Let’s get started!

I started  with an Elegant Eggplant card base. Next, I took on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Layered Leaves Texture Impressions Embossing Folder. A little tip with these super deep impression folders is to spritz the paper with a little water before running it through the folder. This allows the fibers in the paper to press into the folder without having those lines and creases. I added a strip of the Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon and just tacked the ends on the back side!

Now for that fabulous greeting!!! I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). Here is a list of each layer I used:

1″ Circle Punch for top layer thank you greeting

1-1/4″ Circle Punch for the green wreath portion

1-3/8″ Circle Punch for the Wisteria Wonder layer

Pretty Label Punch for the wider floral layer

1-3/4″ Circle Punch for the Elegant Eggplant base layer

A few tips along the way. I ended up using a marker to color in the Thank You greeting because the 1″ Circle Punch still leaves a hint of that wreath around it when it is punched out. That seemed to bother me so I just inked up the greeting only and it worked better. Always stamp first and then punch it out so you can center it much easier! The colors I used were Elegant Eggplant, Lemon Lime Twist and Wisteria Wonder! I added Stampin’ Dimensionals between the Wisteria Wonder circle and floral Pretty Label Punch. Also, I used them to adhere the greeting to the card! To finish it off, I added some bling with the Gold Faceted Gems.

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

Need Mittens in Alaska, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget you can get the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order placed before August 31st!!! Click here for more details!


Technique Tuesday – Perfectly Line Up the Poinsettia!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique for you!!! Today, I’m going to show you how to perfectly line up the Poinsettia for die cutting with the Carols of Christmas Bundle! (Stamp Set and Framelits, Bundle and Save 10%)

Perfectly line up the Poinsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the Tranquil Tide deep green look of this card with that little bit of gold bling! Yet, I still did a Very Vanilla base so you can write on the inside easily with any style of pen!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and layered on a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x  5-1/4″. Next, I took 2 strips of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (1″ x 3-3/4″) and added them to the top and bottom. Now for the greeting, I used a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and leaves in Tranquil Tide Ink from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. For the leaves, I rotated each one around so they looked different for each flower! Next, I added this piece to the card front in the middle!

Deck the Halls Pointsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the poinsettia flowers, it is important to stamp them all in the same direction to make it easier to die cut them. This took me awhile to get it all lined up so here are my tips.

Lining Up the Poinsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, I lined up the actual stamp with the one on the stamp case. I noticed that the arrow on the stamp was not in the same place as the lined up image. At least it isn’t where I would have lined it up at. So I took a Sharpie Marker and added a dot. Now each time I stamp, I make sure that blue dot is at the top of my paper. When stamping the flowers, be sure to leave a little bit of space between each one. The framelit is rather wide and it will cut into the next one if it is too close. Since there are 2 corner poinsettia framelit, I placed one on the stamp case and lined it up. Then I made 2 little marks with a Sharpie Marker on the top and bottom petal so I knew which one to grab for. This has made it so much easier to use!!!

After stamping the poinsettia in Real Red and die cutting them out, I added them to the corners of the greeting on top of the leaves. I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some texture and pop to the card!

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!!! If you would like to see more samples using the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Save 10%), click here and here and stay tuned for more!

Happy Stampin’!

~Laura

Need Mittens in Alaska, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget you can get the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order placed before August 31st!!! Click here for more details!


Technique Tuesday – Creating Snowy Evergreen Trees!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique for you! I’m showing you creating snowy evergreen trees with Embossing Paste! It’s super fabulous!

creating snowy evergreen trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is so amazing! I just love it!!! The texture and snow on those trees looks so real! Eeee! 🙂

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on Real Red (4″x 5-1/4″) and Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″). Using the Card Front Builder Thinlits, I die cut the double and the single tree in Garden Green. I added these to the top half of the card and then placed the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper piece over the tree bottoms.

Now for adding snow to the trees. I used 2 of the Palette Knives; one to scoop out some and one to apply it on. Since it dries so quickly, I didn’t want to leave the tub of Embossing Paste open while working. Using the second Palette Knife, I pulled a bit of the paste off and just lightly touched the edges of the tree. Just a few light dabs all over the trees is all you need! It gives that light snowy look. Be sure to tap a little in the middle of the tree so it’s all around and not just on the sides.

Embossing Paste Snow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in Real Red Ink onto Whisper White. I die cut the greeting with the Layering Squares Framelits as well as the Gold Foil layer. I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a Gold Metallic Enamel Star to the top of the one tree!

Greeting Layer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I spent a long time trying to figure out how to layer the greeting. Here are some of the ideas I was playing with – Garden Green, Silver Foil, Gold Foil, or Crumb Cake! Which one would you pick? Let me know in the comments below!

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!!! If you would like to see more samples using the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Save 10%), click here and stay tuned!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Check Out The Bundle of Love Specialty Paper!!!

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The Bundle of Love Specialty Paper is just stunning with the soft pink and blue on one side and the same pattern on the back in gold foil! It is just stunning and makes it hard to decide which side to hide. This is why I’m using it for cards that show both sides like this one!!!

Bundle of Love Specialty Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You may remember this card concept from a few months ago which you can check out here! I thought of that card concept right away when looking at this designer paper so you can showcase both sides! It’s perfect!!!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Then for the Peek-A-Boo Designer Paper Technique, I used a piece of the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. Along the long 5″ side, find the middle (2-1/2″) and cut in 2″. Now I just folded the triangles back from the corner of the Designer Paper to the that cut line! It’s as simple as that!!! I did add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to hold my triangles back and in place!

To complete the card,  I took a piece of 2-1/4″ x 5″ Very Vanilla and adhered it to the back of the Designer Paper on the side with the Peek-A-Boo. Just add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to the back of the Designer Paper, place the corners of the Designer Paper on the edge of the Very Vanilla and press down. I stamped the greeting from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set in Pool Party Ink. Next, I layered this piece onto Pool Party cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and added it to the card base. The Peek-A-Boo portion can be on the right or left or top or bottom depending on how you want to stamp the greeting. I finished it off with some Enamel Shapes to some texture and more pops of color!

Pink Friends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I did it in Blushing Bride using the same designer paper! Which color do you prefer?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, did you notice how the greeting coordinates with the technique….cut out??? 🙂 I love it!

You can check out the video tutorial I did on this technique last time by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura