Lifting Others!!!

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We rise by lifting others!!! I just love this greeting. It is not only good for cards but would make a wonderful home decor piece! So inspiring and uplifting which is just what this world needs more of!!!

We rise by lifting others, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Blue and yellow are so fresh and fun and make this card brighter and fabulous! How would you feel if you got this card on a random Tuesday??? Let me know in the comments below!

I started with a Seaside Spray card base. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″; one for the front and one for the inside! I added a strip of Pineapple Punch Designer Series Paper on the bottom for a little pattern and pop of color! Then I stamped the balloons and birds in Basic Gray and the clouds in Seaside Spray. These images are all from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. Using the Pineapple Punch and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored in the hot air balloons!

For the focal point, I stamped the hot air balloon and basket on a scrap piece of Whisper White. I like to stamp in Basic Gray because it is a softer look that using Black. Coloring these balloons is so much fun because there are so many different looks for each balloon! There is a coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) which punches out the basket and the balloon. I added these to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. The greeting – We Rise By Lifting Others – was stamped in a piece of Pineapple Punch and the banner tips were punched out with the Banner Triple Punch!

Blue Skies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped some clouds and birds on the inside white piece to really pull everything together for this card! I just love the beautiful sky look!!!

If you would like to create this card, check out the supplies below. Also, check out this card and this card for other ideas using the Above the Clouds Stamp Set and Punch!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Big Blue Balloon!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I’m starting off the week with this fun and simple Big Blue Balloon card this morning!!! I think this card and greeting are the perfect start to the day and the week!

Big Blue Balloon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I loved this idea from fellow stamper, Julie Davison and just had to recreate it. Thank you, Julie for the amazing design! I’m also loving Seaside Spray and Night of Navy together!

I started with a Seaside Spray card base and stamped the images in the lower right corner! Using the Above the Clouds Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink and the balloons in Seaside Spray Ink. Next, I took a piece of Night of Navy and punched it with the Banner Triple Punch. This piece can go all the way across your card or just peak out a little bit. All up to you!

For that fabulous big blue balloon, I stamped the outline in Night of Navy and colored it in with the Seaside Spray Light Stampin’ Blends Marker. The basket was stamped in Early Espresso Ink and then stamped off once for the solid image stamp. Then, using the coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch, I punched out both the balloon and the basket. I added these with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a Stitched Oval and then added it to the card front.

If you want to make this adorable card, check out the supply list below!! Don’t forget that all orders of $50 this month will earn you $5 to spend in August!!! Gotta love Bonus Bucks!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Above The Clouds Bundle
$36.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Banner Triple Punch
$23.00

Punched Purple Posy!!!

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Happy Monday!!! The New In Colors are here but sadly Purple Posy isn’t! Stampin’ Up is having some quality issues with this color and they want to make it right before selling it! While that is super frustrating to not have this color, we all want a good product, right?!?!? Since I love the color but don’t have the ink pad, I’m just using the cardstock!!! Check out this beautiful Punched Purple Posy card!!!

Punched Purple Posy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I used the cardstock for the flowers and layer and didn’t need the ink pad! Thinking of out the box so I can use this fabulous new color! I’m loving purple so much lately! (Have I mentioned Claire looks really good in Purple too?? 🙂 )

I started with a Mint Macaron Card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Next, I stamped all over the background with the leaves from the Floral Essence Stamp Set! I used Mint Macaron Ink for the leaves for that perfect tone on tone look! Then I layered on a piece of Purple Posy cardstock measuring 3″ x 4″.

Floral Essence Purple Posy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I cut a piece of Whisper White measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
and stamped the greeting from the Floral Essence Stamp Set along the bottom in Memento Black Ink! I stamped 2 of the flowers from the same set onto Purple Posy cardstock too! You need 2 flowers so they overlay perfectly for that full punched purple posy! I don’t know that this is a Posy though…..I’m not good with flower names but I’m pretty sure. 🙂 Before adding the white layer to the card front, I tied some Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon around it. Then I added it to the card front and adhered the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

This style works perfectly for a lot of different occasions. Just change up the greeting and even the colors to match the occasion or season! I love it! Be sure to check out the supply list below if you would like to recreate this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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If Flowers Were Hugs…

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If Flowers Were Hugs, I Would Send You A Thousand. Is that not the sweetest greeting ever or what?!?!?!

 

If Flowers were Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This amazing card was created with the Abstract Impressions Stampin’ Up Stamp Set! I am in love with the greeting and of course it has flowers in it too! The flowers are multi-step stamping but there is no lining up needed. Just stamp the images over each other and it looks amazing!!! How easy is that!?!?!

I started with a Blueberry Bushel card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the flowers from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set all over the background. I made sure to fall off the cardstock so that the pattern looks like it continues on. For that two-toned look, I simply stamped the larger more solid image in Blueberry Bushel Ink and then stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper and then on my project. For the smaller image, I stamped it in full strength Blueberry Bushel Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I cut a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock (4″ x 1-1/2″) and Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 1″). I stamped the greeting on the right side using the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Blueberry Bushel Ink. I went with the same color of ink so that I only needed 1 ink pad for this card! Easier clean up and no confusion as to which pad to stamp the image into always makes for quicker projects. Next, adhered the greeting to the Pineapple Punch and then tied some Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon around on the left side. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

Abstract Impressions, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another samples I created using Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch! I love the combinations and simplicity of the card! Which one do you like best? Let me know in the comments below!

Want to make this card? Click the supplies listed below to get started!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Sending Love & Hugs to You!!!

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Isn’t this greeting just precious – Sending Love & Hugs to You!! I think it’s the perfect greeting for a card sent to a friend or family member for any occasion or just because!!! Who wouldn’t love getting this message?Sending Love & Hugs to You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a really quick and simple card that I created using lots of different colors from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. I started with a Berry Burst card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the hearts from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp! I mainly stamped them all around the middle, making sure to fall off the sides so it looks like the pattern continues. Finally, I added strips of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to the top and bottom and placed  it on the card base.

Metallic Loops, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Versamark Ink onto Berry Burst. Next, I added Silver Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. For the loops, I used Silver Metallic Thread and wrapped it around my fingers 5-10 times. Slide the loops off your fingers, twist in the middle like a figure 8 and place it on the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, secure the center twist and then secure the loops to be as fanned out as you wish. Then I pealed off the back and stuck it on my card front!

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another samples I did using Fresh Fig!!! I love this monochromatic look. It really makes for simple cards because there is less supplies and tools used.

Powder Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample using the Powder Pink Designer Paper and cardstock. Another option would using a different color of embossing powder? What is your favorite color of embossing powder to use?  Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Don’t forget about Bonus Bucks this month!!! Click here for more information!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Berry Burst and Gold Were Made For Each Other!!!

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Okay so I know I love pink so Berry Burst makes me happy but I really think Berry Burst and Gold were made for each other! I’m also more of a silver girl that gold too but this card is just stunning!!! 🙂

Berry Burst and Gold Were Made For Each Other, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning?!?! It is super simple to create too which is just icing on the cake….cupcake! Let’s get started on this beauty!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I took a piece of Berry Burst measuring 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and die cut the flower image from the Eastern Medallion Framelits in the center. Then I placed one of the flowers from the Gold Vinyl Stickers pack in the center. One other thing that I did before layering this onto the Gold Foil was pop each of the petals forward. Of course this will lay flat again once they are in an envelope but this helps make them shine a bit more! Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped up this layer on Gold Foil Paper measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Next, I added this to the card base centered at the top!

For the greeting, I really struggled with popping it up and going all out or doing something simple. I went with simple and I like it! I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink. The card did need a little more than just that greeting so I added some more Gold Vinyl Stickers. Gold Enamel Shapes would probably look fabulous as well!

This card is simple and stunning! I just love the colors and texture! What color combination do you like to use with Gold? Or Silver? Let me know in the comments below! I love Silver and Navy!

Don’t forget about the Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers for all online order this week using the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH. This offer ends on Friday! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Top 5 Must Haves From the New Catalog!!!

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Today, I thought I would share my Top 5 Must Haves from the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Okay this is going to be really tough to pick just 5 but here we go!

Top 5 Must Haves New Catalog, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So the first 3 items are ones that I have already and can’t seem to stop playing with! They are…

The 5 NEW 2017-2019 In-Color Ink Pads  ~ My favorites are the Berry Burst because I love PINK! Also, Lemon Lime Twist because it’s bright and perfect for summer months! When you purchase them as a bundle, you save $5.00 which is almost like getting one ink pad for free!!!

The Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack  ~  This paper is so fabulous and easy to use on any projects! I am on my 3rd pack already! The colors include Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Dapper Denim. The ombre look is my favorite in each color!

The Colorful Seasons Bundle  ~  This bundle includes the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Framelits which are both amazing! Of course when you purchase them together in the bundle, you will save 10%! Woot Woot! The amazing greetings in a beautiful scroll font make me super happy. Also, I love all of the images for each season. Check out my beach scene card here! Doesn’t that look so relaxing?

Now for the other 2 items on my list, these I ordered just yesterday so they haven’t arrived yet but I’m super excited!

Ribbon of Courage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Ribbon of Courage Bundle  ~  This bundle includes the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set and Support Ribbon Framelits. This set really drew me in because of the amazing greetings, the flower, and the ribbon! I think this set will be perfect for so many different occasions and I can’t wait to play with it!

Mini Stampin Dimensionals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  ~  Okay, come on, you all knew these would make the list! Aren’t they the cutest thing you have ever seen? I can’t wait till they arrive! I love Stampin’ Dimensionals and use them on almost every project. Now I will have minis to use on smaller pieces! Woot Woot!

Are these some of your favorites? What is on your Wish List? Don’t forget that if you use the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH and you will earn Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


NEW 2017-2019 In-Colors!!!

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Happy June!!! That means the NEW Annual Catalog is out and the reveal of the NEW 2017-2019 In-Colors!!!! I am in love with them and the more I play with them the more I love them! For now, my favorites are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!!!

2017-2019 In-Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these fabulous cards created with the NEW Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. The patterns for this paper are the same as the now retired Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. Let’s take a look at the cards and designs!!!

Berry Burst, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let’s start with my favorite color – Berry Burst!!! I used Whisper White card bases for all of these and layered on the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″).

Lemon Lime Twist, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is my second favorite color out of the 2017-2019 In-Colors – Lemon Lime Twist. Next, I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) for the greeting. This is my new favorite label punch to replace the Decorative Label Punch!

Fresh Fig, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are made with Fresh Fig! This is a beautiful deep purple; very similar to the retired Blackberry Bliss!

Tranquil Tide, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Tranquil Tide is this weird green color that sometimes look like a nice deep forest green and other times I feel like it looks like it has blue in it. Either way I think it will be amazing for Christmas Cards and Man Cards!

Powder Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The final color is Powder Pink which is a super soft baby pink. It’s so perfect for that soft pastel look but also accents really well with darker pinks and many other colors.

Which color is your favorite new 2017-2019 In-Color?? Let me know in the comments below!

Remember that there are tons of different items that come in these new colors! The Ink Pads are sold individually or as a bundle of all 5 which saves you $5.00! The cardstock comes in individual packs as well as a multi-pack. There are markers sold as a set too! Now for the best thing of all, there are Bitty Bows which are just so precious. If you don’t like making bows, these are perfect for you! They already have adhesive on the back too! The bows are so perfect for any project!!!

Ready to start shopping in the new catalog, click here! Use the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH and you will earn Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

If you would like to see all of these items in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Waterfall Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and this one is super fun!!! It is a great way to show off Designer Series Paper or have a greeting slowly reveal itself. Check this out!!!

Waterfall Card, www.laurasstamppad.com

 Look at all of these color and amazing look!!! The magic happens when you pull the ribbon tab at the bottom – each square moves up and flips over to reveal the one below it. Then a message pops out as well – “Just as sweet as can be”! This style of card is called a Waterfall Card!!! Let’s get started!

You will need the following pieces:

  • Three 2″ x 2″ Squares – I used Watermelon Wonder Peekaboo Peach, and Daffodil Delight.
  • Three 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ Designer Series Paper (or Whisper White to stamp on) – I used the Fruit Stand Paper.
  • 1-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake, scored at 1-3/4″, 2-3/4″ and 3-3/4″ for the waterfall base
  • 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Dapper Denim to go across the card and hold your waterfall in place
  • 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Dapper Denim card base
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper for background. I used the Fruit Stand Paper.

Okay now we are ready to get started assembling. If you prefer to stamp and image or greeting on each of the squares, you will want to do that first. If you are using Designer Series Paper like I did above, let’s get started! Adhere each of the 1-3/4″ Squares to the 2″ Solid Cardstock Squares. Now you will take the strip of Crumb Cake and fold on each of the score lines. You will see there are 3 rectangles created with the score lines. You will add adhesive to each of the rectangles. Then starting at the end (last rectangle), place one of the squares centered side to side and covering the entire rectangle. Continue to do this with the other 2 squares as well. Your waterfall will have each of the squares on the front with a long piece going down the back. Underneath the squares will be where you will want to stamp a greeting if you wish! I stamped a greeting from the Sweet Stack Stamp Set. You will also want to add your ribbon for the pull tab. You can punch a hole with the 1/8″ Handheld Punch or you can always staple a piece of ribbon folded in half! I used the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon. Now your waterfall is complete. Fold your card base in half and adhere the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to the front (4″ x 5-1/4″). Now to assemble your waterfall to your card. You will adhere the end (end with the Fruit Stand Square on it to the center of the Dapper Denim (1″ x 4-1/4″) and allow the other end of the Crumb Cake (end with the ribbon) to go behind the Dapper Denim. Now you will add adhesive to the either end of the Dapper Denim cardstock and adhere to your card. Make sure to use a strong adhesive like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape since people will be tugging at the waterfall and you don’t want it to pop off. Also, make sure you only add the adhesive to the outer edges and not in the middle or your waterfall won’t……fall! I added some Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes to either side for a little texture!

Collage of Waterfall Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com Don’t worry if you are completely lost on how I created this card because I did a Video Tutorial so you can see the magic and how it all comes together. You can check that out here or click below! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


What A Gem – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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July 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these beautiful creations – 2 treat boxes with tags and tassels, 12 mini gift tags, and 7 regular sized cards!!!! When the July Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived, I opened it up (check that out here) and loved the colors, loved the bling, loved the stamp set…..but it was treat boxes. I don’t really care for treat boxes because I just don’t use them before they get tossed around and smashed or forgotten. So I made 2 of the boxes (1 of each style) and then let the creativity flow…….

Diamond Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the boxes which are a super fun diamond shape and the tassels were actually VERY easy to make. That was another hesitation when I opened the box because I have attempted tassels before. I used the word attempted because it never worked. These were super easy, quick and turned out amazing!!!

Mini Gift Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These were super simple and fun to make. I got the inspiration from a Demonstrator gathering event I attended and they did a similar gift tag on the Thank You gifts! Thank you to Meg Loven for the idea!!! I will be giving gifts at my Birthday Celebration Stamp Class later this month and these will be perfect!!!! I used a 2-1/2″ x 5″ piece of cardstock for the card base. I punched out circles from the treat boxes and used the gift tags for the greetings and punched them out as well!!!

Way To Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then I made some full sized greeting cards with the stamps, tags, and twine. I added a little Rhinestone over the hole on the tag and it looks fabulous!!!

Just a Little Bling, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I used the background stamp to create texture on the card and then I took the gift tags and cut them in half and added gems and greetings! Punching out the boxes and cutting the tags in half gives you so much more product to work with and create just about anything!!! Of course, the little Enamel Shapes add the perfect bling and cover up those holes.

Copper Banners, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are my favorite of all. Those copper polka dot banners are fabulous and the little bows are just precious! It scream baby girl to me!!! I love it!!! The best part is the triangles were already set, I just cut on the score lines of the boxes. The “little miss perfect” is from the Greatest Greetings Stamp Set.

It's Your Day to Sparkle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I used the background stamp for the top and bottom and then cut stripes of the box for a little bling! I stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock for the greeting and gems! Love it!!!

I hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with your Paper Pumpkin Kits even if you don’t care for the initial project! 🙂 You can always see TONS of samples on Pinterest as well. Search July 2016 Paper Pumpkin, What a Gem, or Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. Lots of great ideas. Don’t forget that you can purchase refill kits of past kits! If you would like to get the August Paper Pumpkin Kit, be sure to sign up by August 10th. Click here to get started!

If you would like to see past kits, check out the samples here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura