Laura’s Quick Tips: Removing Cardstock!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I have another one of Laura’s Quick Tips for you all! This one is on removing cardstock from your framelits/dies/thinlets. Sometimes the cardstock can get stuck in there and it is frustrating and sometimes results in it ripping when you try to take it out! Here are some tips to help you out!

Removing Cardstock Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 2 things that I like to use when removing cardstock from my dies. The first one is the Take Your Pick Tool which has a few different tips to use. My favorite is the “pancake flipper” end. When I have a die like the Stitched Nested Labels that holds the cardstock in each of those stitched holes along the edge, it can be difficult to get it out. If you punch it out quickly sometimes the stitching rips or you end up with pressure spots on the label. To help with this, I simply slide the pancake flipper under the edge all around and slightly rotate it so it’s popping the cardstock out. Keep working your way around the end die until the cardstock is out. This is much less frustrating and keeps the die cut cardstock all pretty!

The other tool I use is Post It Note tape. This is the perfect amount of sticky without ripping the cardstock. It comes out smoothly and can be used over and over. When die cutting the embossed leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies, there are no holes in the dies to push out the cardstock if it gets stuck. Simply press the Post-It Note tape to the back and lightly tug. This will pull out the leaf perfectly intact!

I hope you found these super helpful and try them out yourself! If you have a fun tip that you would like to share, let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see the way I’m removing cardstock in action check out the video 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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Season of Thanks!!!

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Tis the Season! The Season of Thanks! I am LOVING these blues and greens together and feel like I’ve fallen in love! Stampin’ Up really nailed it with the Come to Gather Suite!!! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Season of Thanks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am so in love with this card. It is elegant, Fall, and full of love! That’s perfect in my opinion!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took a piece of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it onto the front. Then I added a dab of adhesive in the center and pressed the strip of ribbon into it. This ribbon is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack. It is always best to add the adhesive to the cardstock than to the ribbon, it just sticks better that way!

Gather Together Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink. Be sure to stamp it on the far right side so there is room for the leaves and pumpkin on the left. This was stamped on a Very Vanilla Stitched Label! Those things are so beautiful and I love using them for all different styles of cards. On the left hand side, I adhered 2 textured leaves that were die cut from the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. Then I stamped the pumpkins in Soft Sea Foam and die cut those out as well. I added this entire piece to the card front over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Basic Sequins for some bling!

Come to Gather Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added some pumpkins and another greeting from the Gather Together stamp set! It’s just perfect!!!

If you would like to make this Season of Thanks card, click on the supplies listed below to get started! Also, a big thank you to all of you for checking out my blog and following me on this crafting journey! Hugs to you all!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Adding Cool Whip!!!

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Adding Cool Whip is always necessary when having hot chocolate right?? As a kid, we always ate the cool whip and then said we were done. I don’t think any of us really liked hot chocolate but we enjoyed the cool whip!

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How sweet is this card?? I just love the cute factor and that fun texture!!! So let’s get started on how I created this card!

I started with a Shaded Spruce card base. Then I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I die cut the white mugs with the Cup of Cheers Dies and placed them on the card. Scoot the mugs down a bit and using a pencil, draw a line across the top of the mugs from side to side. This will be your guide for adding the Puff Paint and making sure it isn’t too wide or too high on the card. Now let’s add puff paint and set it with the Heat Tool!

Puff Paint, www.LaurasStampPad.com

TIPS FOR USING PUFF PAINT: It is very liquidy so be careful not to use too much or have it spill all over. After applying a thin layer, start heating it from the bottom of the cardstock to set it. Once you see a little shine around the edges, move to the top side to heat it. Be sure to hold it there for a decent amount of time because first it will look dry and then it will start to puff. Add more puff paint to fill in holes or increase your area. You can always add more but can’t always take it back. Also, remember that no 2 puff paints are going to look the same. It’s kind of like watercoloring!

After the Puff Paint is done, you can assemble the card. Don’t assemble first because the heat tool can melt your ribbon. I stamped the mugs with the Cup of Christmas greenery piece in Shaded Spruce Ink and then added them below the Puff Paint with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then I added a piece (2″ x 4″) of the Perfectly Plaid Designer Paper at the top. Taking the Shaded Spruce & Gold Ribbon, I added a strip across the card where the designer paper and cardstock meet. Securing the ends on the back side with Stampin Dimensionals and then added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Then I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with Holiday Rhinestones on either side!

Cup of Christmas Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using that same greenery stamp, I stamped each corner in Shaded Spruce Ink.

If you would like to watch me adding cool whip to this fabulous card, check out the video 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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Boo To You!!!

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Halloween is right around the corner so now is the time to start working on your Halloween Projects. That might be treat bags, cards, tags, or home decor. Today, I’m sharing with you a cute Boo To You card with little monsters!!! Thank you to Tamra Davis for the inspiration for this card!

Boo To You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just a little scary….and hairy…but also super cute!!! There are 3 monsters in the Boo To You Stamp Set so you can really have lots of fun with this card!

I started with a Terracotta Tile card base. Using the Boo To You greeting and the Terracotta Tile Marker, I inked up just the word “Boo” and stamped it all over the background. You could also stamp the entire image if you wish. Next, I die cut out a square Stitched Shape in Smoky Slate. Then I stamped the monster in Basic Gray and colored him with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used Highland Heather and Pumpkin Pie but you can do any color!

Creepy Monster, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Per my husband since I’m not a monster aficionado, I left the finger tips white and then added some Glitter Crystal Effects. Also, I added some to the eyeballs and teeth! Once complete, I layered this piece onto Black Foil Paper measuring 3″ x 4″. Next, I took a piece of Terracotta Tile Scallop Trim Ribbon and colored down the center with a Black Stampin’ Blends. This changes the ribbon completely for a fun spooky look. I love it. TIP: The color does bleed on the ribbon so be gentle and swipe close to the scallop trim and allow it to bleed to fill in. I added this to the bottom of the foil paper securing the ends of the ribbon on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added it to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Boo To You Stamp Set and punched it out with the 1″ Circle Punch. Next, I layered it onto a Scallop Circle of Smoky Slate and added it to the card front.

Monster Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped another cute monster and stamped the other greeting in the set. Aren’t they just precious?!?!?! If you would like to make a Boo To You card for the little monsters in your life, click the supplies listed below. Also, check out this fun sample too!

Don’t forget that orders of $75 or more will earn the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set for FREE as a special offer through me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Feels Like Frost!!!

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I can’t believe I didn’t show off this paper sooner because it is BEAUTIFUL!!! The Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Paper is amazing. It is a 6″ x 6″ pack and one side has silver foil prints. This makes it SUPER hard to decide which side to use. Check it out!

Feels Like Frost, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just look at this amazing paper….I’m in love! It can be used for so many different looks and that’s what makes it super versatile. One side of each sheet is a white and silver foil print. This can be used as is or you can add color by sponging, coloring, or brayering over the top. That means you can create any color of paper. These prints can also be used all year long.

The other side of the paper has very detailed, beautiful photographic images of winter/snow/frosted nature. The shades of blues and purples are just fabulous! They are so realistic and stunning that you don’t even want to cut up these sheets. Using them for a winter scrapbook page would be perfect!!!

Be sure to check out other Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper reveals here, here, and here!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, check out the video 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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Technique Tuesday: Adding A Scallop Ribbon Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s super simple! Check out this adorable scallop ribbon border on this card. The cool thing about this is that you can get 2 cards for every 5 inches of ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half!!!

Scallop Ribbon Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and perfect for making multiples!! The pack of Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper has so many great prints that would all work in this same color scheme.

I started with a card base of Pretty Peacock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the front and inside). Then, I cut the Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper into 4″ x 4″ squares. That means you can get 9 cards from 1 sheet of designer paper with no waste. YEAH!! I added Tear And Tape along the bottom of the designer paper and since it’s a perfect square it doesn’t matter where the bottom is. Then taking the Pretty Peacock Scallop Trim Ribbon, I cut it in half so I could get 2 cards for every piece. Press the half piece of ribbon into the Tear And Tape on the edge and trim off the extra on the ends.

Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After adding adhesive all around the other sides of the designer paper, it is then added to the Very Vanilla piece. Next, I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars Stamp Set in Celestial Copper Ink on the bottom. I am loving this shiny copper ink. With the coordinating Star Framelits, I die cut a star in Copper Foil Paper. You could also use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements! The Fine Tip Glue Pen is amazing for adhering delicate items like this.

Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this Scallop Ribbon Border in action, check out the video 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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Night Before Christmas Paper!!!

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We have a few months before it is the night before Christmas but this Night Before Christmas Paper is here now! There are other fun papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog which you can check out here and here!

Night Before Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is something for everyone in this pack of paper! Everything Christmas is here like lights, presents, reindeer, holly berries, Santa, and so much more! This paper is 6″ x 6″ so it’s easy to cut up and use for various different projects like cards, tags, gift packaging, and scrapbooking! There are also tons of sheets with basic prints like stars, stripes, plaid, etc so those are good to use all year long. That makes me super happy because the chances of using each sheet during the Holidays is slim so now I can use it later too!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Night Before Christmas Paper, check out the video 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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Snow Much Fun!!!

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In January, we shall have snow much fun….but for now I’m holding onto Summer! 🙂 How about you? Do you love snow or summertime? While we are enjoying the Summer sun and Fall leaves changing, we can still play with snow in our crafting!!! Check out these cuties!!!

Snow Much Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the perfect kind of snowman because it comes out perfect no matter how much snow you get and you get to stay inside all warm!

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside of the card! Then I took a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper measuring 4″ long and as tall as you wish. I ripped the top side for a snowy slope look. TIP: Rip away from you for a cleaner look. Also, if you are struggling to rip it because of the thick plastic-y back, use you scissors to get it started. Place this on the Whisper White as a guide for where to stamp your snowman so he isn’t floating in the air.

Snowman Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The snowmen were stamped from the Snowman Season Stamp Set and in Basic Gray Ink for that more subtle look. For the bigger snowman, I stamped him onto scrap white and punched him out with the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the buttons (Pumpkin Pie) and nose (Basic Black). I added the punched out snowman to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit, I added some warm and cozy felt pieces. To spruce up the other snowman, I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the snowballs!

For the greeting at the top, I added a strip of Let It Snow Designer Paper and added the greeting from the Snowman Season Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Real Red and added some Holiday Rhinestones!

Heartwarming Memories, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I stamped the third snowman in the set in Basic Gray Ink. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored him in! I also added the greeting in Real Red Ink. All the images are from the Snowman Season Stamp Set! It’s such a cute set! I love it!!!

If you would like to make this card, check out the supply list below!

If you would like to watch me create this cute let it snow card, check out the video 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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Purple Monster!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s a new week and why not start it off with something super cute! This little purple monster is just the cutest thing ever. I know it is suppose to be creepy or scary but come on….it’s adorable! Don’t you think?

Purple Monster, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The instant I saw this little monster in the Boo To You Stamp Set, I had to have it. This little monster is perfect for kid cards, Halloween, and so much more! I pictured it in purple and orange right away. After creating this card, I thought a blue and green monster would be super cute too. What are some other color combinations??

I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate next to the card fold. TIP: There is a very thin plastic cover over the acetate to keep it shiny. Be sure to peel this off before adding to your project. Have no fear if you forget because I did 20 of these cards before I knew about it. It looks just as perfect! I tied some Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon around the card and into a knot. This helps smooth out the look between the acetate and the cardstock.

Monster Halloween Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the monster, I stamped him…or her…in Basic Gray Ink from the Boo To You Stamp Set. I like to use gray because it’s a lighter more subtle look for coloring. Using the Highland Heather and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the monster. Then I layered it onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the greeting, I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape from the Boo To You Stamp Set. After stamping it on Whisper White, I punched it out with the Timeless Label Punch and added it to the card front. I placed it on the right side and just trimmed off the excess. To finish it off, I added an orange rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestones Pack! It goes perfectly!

You still have plenty of time to make some of these Purple Monster cards for Halloween or even birthdays! Click the supplies below to get everything you need! Be sure to check out other fun stuff from the Holiday Mini Catalog by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Brightly Gleaming Paper!!!

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This Brightly Gleaming Paper is so stunning with the copper foil accents. I just love Night of Navy for Christmas time but I usually pair it with Silver. This copper has me converted and LOVING IT! It was time for something new and fresh anyway! 🙂

The one thing that I love the most about this paper is how one side of the paper has a more holiday pattern and the other side is basic. That means that this paper can be used for Christmas Cards and for all occasion cards throughout the year. This means I get to use it all up!!! I do have to say it is hard to pick the non-foil side because while it is pretty too, covering up the foil is hard! Do you struggle with using one side only to cover up the other side??? Let me know in the comments. I know I sure do!

I have started to play with this paper and it is lots of fun for elegant cards. Using the NEW Delicata Copper Ink makes it even more fabulous! Be sure to stock up on this for sure!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Brightly Gleaming Paper, check out the video 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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