A Sweater on a Deer Isn’t So Weird!!!

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A Sweater on a Deer Isn’t So Weird….or is it? You make the call!

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Maybe not one I have ever seen in person but this one is super cute!!!

I started with a Garden Green card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Then, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some greenery around the top half. I used the Merry Patterns Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set and Garden Green Ink. You can earn this one for free with a $300 order or combine some orders with friends to get to $300. This offer ends October 31st! To get the variation in color, I simply inked it up and stamped twice and then went back to the ink pad. I love that simple technique!

Next, I took a piece of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″)and added it to the bottom portion. Then I stamped the deer from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink. I used some Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon to tie a knot around the overlap of paper.  Then I added this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I took some scraps of Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler and layered them together. I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler Ink and snipped the end in a diagonal. I added this to the card front on the right hand side! Simple and fabulous for the Holiday Season!

If you would like to see more samples using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set 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!!!

I posted another sample using this set yesterday! Click here to see that and stay tuned for one more! If you would like to earn this set, click here to start shopping! Don’t forget that orders over $75 will earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month from me. This month you get to pick from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set or Graceful Garden Stamp Set. You will also earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers once your order hits $40! I just love spoiling all of you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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‘Tis The Season!!!

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‘Tis The Season…..for crazy schedules, time with family, counting our blessings, and cute cards like this one!!! This one is super simple but I just love how it turned out!

Tis The Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You might be looking at this greeting and wondering which set it is in. This greeting is from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set which can only be earned for FREE by a Hostess with a $300 party. This can be a single order, orders collected, or a stamp gathering! This promotion ends at the end of October! Stay tuned for more samples using this set tomorrow!

I started with a Real Red  card base. Next, I took a piece of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (3″ x 5-1/2″) and ripped both ends for a little texture! Then I took a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). I stamped the first image with the “’tis the” in it in Old Olive Ink. Next, I stamped the patterned season in Real Red. This is all personal preference so try it out and see which you prefer. Stamp the green first and then the red pattern or stamp the red pattern and line up the green over the top. I go back and forth all the time on 2-step stamping and which way I prefer. Then to finish off the greeting, I stamped the greenery on the ends in Old Olive Ink. I stamped it twice each time before going back to the ink for that variation in color. All of these are layered flat (surprise, no dimensionals) to the card base! Simple and yet fabulous!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 

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Technique Tuesday – Creating a Glossy Greeting!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fun technique to share with you today!!! Today, I’m creating a glossy greeting using Glossy Cardstock and some ink refills! I love the striped look!

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This simple card has a major wow factor with that glossy striped greeting! This technique is perfect for a greeting or just a background! I got the inspiration for this card from Sandy Jacobson!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Real Red (3-3/4″ x 5″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. Then, I layered it onto a piece of Emerald Envy (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed a strip of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon across it. I secure the ends to the back side and added this to the card front!

Glossy Baby Wipe Coloring, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I used Glossy Cardstock, a Baby Wipe, and ink refills! Simply fold up the baby wipe so it fits in your hand. Add drips of ink refill to the end. I have used both the rounded end and the layered end. The rounded end comes out more smooth and solid, whereas the other end  is more streaky. It’s all up to you! I tried Real Red and Emerald Envy but the red came out pink and the overlap of the colors turned purple. I ended up just doing Emerald Envy for this card. Check out the Video Tutorial below to see blues! When I ran it across the Glossy Cardstock, I went lightly for a more white/streaky look or I pressed hard for a fuller coverage.

Glossy Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The cool thing is that this dries quickly. I used the greeting from the Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set and Memento Ink to stamp the greeting. Be sure to stamp carefully as it will want to slide around if you press at an angle! I punched out the greeting with the 2″ Circle Punch. I added this to a scallop circle die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits in Silver Glimmer Paper. The greeting was then added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Glitter Greeting on Glossy Cardstock, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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Using the Card Front Builder Framelit Differently!!!

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I fell in love with the Carols of Christmas Bundle back in August with Stampin’ Up! preleased it! Now I’m even more excited about using the Card Front Builder Framelit differently for even more looks! With this technique, you can use this framelit all year long! Thanks to Julie Davison for the inspiration and concept idea!

Card Front Builder Framelit Differently, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Tangerine Tango (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed the border framelit from the Card Front Builder Framelits in the middle, close to the top. I ran this through the Big Shot. Then I added the strip of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to the bottom portion and tied some Old Olive Chevron Ribbon around the overlap. After this was complete, I added this piece to the card base. I love how the white peaking through gives so much more to this card!!

Layering Squares Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut the squares. I went with Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. The greeting and dots are from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and I used Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Ink. Of course, I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. I finished it off with some Enamel Shapes! Great for fall or any occasion actually!

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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Simple Sunflowers Are Pretty Too!

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Happy Friday!!! I posted the most favorite fall card this season by my class attendees and by me! You can check it out here but simple is just as fabulous too!

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This is one of those quick and simple cards that you can whip up in no time at all but yet it still looks stunning! Those sunflowers from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set are just amazing!!!

I started with a Crushed Curry card base! Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in the middle in Early Espresso Ink. Then I stamped the sunflowers in Crushed Curry Ink with Early Espresso centers. I just love that there is no real lining up the 2 images perfectly, just stamp and go. You also don’t have to worry about stamping off. It just simple stamping and adhering! Quick and simple to create! After adding this piece to the card front, I thought it needed a little bit more. I added a few Old Olive Enamel Shapes to finish it off! Which do you prefer – simple like this or more stepped up like this one??

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Don’t forget about all the amazing specials going on this month!!!

October 1st through the 10th – Celebrate World  Card Making Day with 15% off select stamp sets and Note Cards & Envelopes. Also, if you love Fast Fuse, now is the time to stock up!!! Click here for all of the details!

The entire month of October, you can Buy 3, Get 1 Free with select Designer Series Paper!!! Now is a great time to stock up. There are fall patterns, Christmas patterns and all occasion patterns! Click here to check them out and start shopping!!!

Every order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax), will earn the November Free Stamp Set from me! This month you get to pick from Graceful Garden or Daisy Delight!!! Send me a message with your preference after placing your order or when you send it to me!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! 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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Gather Together & Give Thanks!!!

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Gather together & give thanks…..that greeting warms my heart. I love spending time with family and friends and we always need a reminder to give thanks for the amazing blessings we have in our lives. This is just another reason Thanksgiving is my 2nd favorite holiday behind Easter!

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This card has been a big favorite at all of my classes and of course it is….it has a flower!!! 🙂 You all know I love flowers!

I started with a Crushed Curry card base. Next I took a piece of Early Espresso (5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″) and ripped along one edge for a rough look. Be sure to rip slowly in small amounts and not just one full rip down the entire piece. I layered on a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 2″). I added this piece to some Very Vanilla measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. Next I stamped the greeting from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Old Olive and the dots in Lemon Lime Twist. You could stamp the dots at the end after putting it all together or you can do it now. Next, I added this to the card front!

Sunflower, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point of that amazing flower! I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and coordinating Leaf Punch (Bundle and Save 10%). The flower was stamped in Crushed Curry Ink (full strength both time) and Early Espresso for the center. I did fuzzy cut the flower which isn’t my favorite but sure looks amazing! The leaves were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist first and then Old Olive on top. Using the Leaf Punch, I punched them out! For adding it to the card front, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the leaves to the back of the flower and then to the front of the card! To finish off the card, I added a few Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes! I just love it!!!

Don’t forget you can get the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper as part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special this month!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Year of Cheer Suite!!!

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My favorites in the Holiday Mini Catalog are mostly from the Year of Cheer Suite!!! I just love all the bling and shine!!!

Year of Cheer Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of the bling??? It’s just stunning! This card  is perfect for Thanksgiving or you could change up the greeting for any other occasion!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. For the greeting, I cut a piece of Whisper White (3″ x 2-1/2″) and added strips of the Year of Cheer Washi Tape. I just added a piece and ripped the ends. Before adding this to the card front, I cut a Silver Foil Snowflake in half and added it to either end.

Metallic Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I stamped the greeting from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White. I simply cut around the greeting close by so that I could pop it up over the washi tape with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!! You could use any greeting for this card based on the occasion you need a card for! I just love it!

If you would like to see the products in the Year of Cheer Suite, 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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Trick or Treat Kitty!!!

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I love kitties (insert….soft kitty, warm kitty, purr purr purr) so when the Cat Punch came out I knew I wanted it. I’m not a huge Halloween person but this Trick or Treat Kitty is cute!!! I decided to get the punch and the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and use those items for a few Halloween goodies!

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This quick and simple card is perfect for Halloween!

I started  with a Very Vanilla card base. I added a strip of Basic Black (4-1/4″ x 2-1/4″) to the left side. Next, I layered some of the Spooky Night Designer Paper on top (4-1/4″ x 2″). There are 2 sheets of the designer paper with kitties all over them in black and orange so I punched those out! It was super simple! Some of the kitties aren’t a full one but you could always use those on another project with him peaking out from a doorway or from a potted plant or on the side of a card!

Spooky Night Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since some of the kitties are orange and others are black, I used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out orange and black circles to alternate! This is a great way to use the same concept and all the kitties! I added the kitty to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture. The greeting was stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink from the Seasonal  Chums Stamp Set. I simply stamped the middle one first and then above and below without going back to the ink. To finish it off, I added some Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shapes!

Halloween Kitty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

The card will be perfect for my nieces and nephews for Halloween this year!!! I love that I can use the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper for non-Halloween occasions as well because  the other side of the paper is more generic prints. Very versatile for all your crafting needs and for those who don’t like Halloween as much!

Do you like Halloween?? Let me know in the comments below!

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!

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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!