Tempting Techniques – T-Shirt Builder Bundle!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you using the T-Shirt Builder Bundle from the Occasions Mini Catalog! I love how this set is perfect for all ages and both men and women!!!

T-Shirt Builder Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for Father’s Day or change up the greeting and make it a Birthday Card!!! Either way, it’s the perfect Man Card and I really struggle with those! Let’s get started!

I used the T-Shirt Builder Bundle for this entire card! Starting with the shirt, I stamped the men’s shirt, buttons down the front, and the collar. All of them are stamped in Basic Black onto Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the tie in Basic Black onto Whisper White. Using the T-Shirt Builder Framelits, I die cut the shirt, collar, and tie. I thought the tie needed a pop of color so I colored in every other stripe with the Pacific Point Marker.

For the card, I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base. Next, I took a piece of Pacific Point cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the tie on the background in Pacific Point Ink. This gives the background a some pattern. After stamping the background, I adhered it to the card base. Then I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 2″) and ripped around the top edge for a little texture. I stamped the greeting from Custom Tee Stamp Set. The set actually says RAD DAD but I omitted the Rad part but just inking Dad. I stamped it below the #1! Then I adhered it to the bottom of the Pacific Point on the card . Then I added the shirt. The actual shirt was added flat to the card but I added the collar with a Stampin’ Dimensional to make the shirt look more real!

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! Check back tomorrow as I will be posting another sample using the T-Shirt Builder Bundle!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Stamping Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Stamping your own designer paper is fun and makes endless possibilities for all of your projects! I used the So In Love Stamp Set for this beauty!!!

Stamping Your Own Designer Paper, www.LauraStampPad.com

You all know I just love flowers and this card just makes my heart happy! The color combination is fabulous too – Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Rose Red!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped all over the background using the So In Love Stamp Set. The largest flower was stamped in Rose Red Ink. The set of four smaller flowers were stamped in Blushing Bride Ink. The greenery was stamped in Mint Macaron Ink. Be sure that when you are stamping your own designer paper that you fall off the edges so it looks like the pattern continues!

Once it was all stamped, I layered  it onto a piece of Rose Red measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Then I wrapped some Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around it and tied it into a knot. Because of the ribbon, I added this layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This way it lays nice and smooth! For the greeting, I die cut a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped it in Rose Red Ink. I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with some Pearls!

Background Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card would be perfect for so many different occasions. If you changed up the colors it would be fit each season too! Also, that color combination is just fabulous! Let me know your favorite color combo in the comments below! I need some new ones to try!!!

Happy Stampin

~Laura

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

 


Baby Bunny is just Adorable!!!

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This baby bunny is just precious and I used Basket Bunch Stamp Set which is Easter themed! I love using a stamp set in out of the box way! To see a few other samples with this set, click here and here!

Baby Bunny, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You could always create this little baby bunny card in pink, blue, or even yellow. Go with the color that you enjoy the best!

I started with a Whisper White card base! Next I die-cut a scallop oval and smooth oval using the Layering Ovals Framelits. With the smooth oval and the card base, I pounced the Embossing Buddy over the top to reduce any static on the paper before heat embossing. Next, I stamped the greeting from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set and bunny from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set in Versamark Ink. I poured Gold Embossing Powder over the top and heated it with the Heat Tool. Oh how I love watching the powder melt! It’s so magical every time! Check out this Video for the basic on Heat Embossing!

Now that the heat embossing is all complete, it’s time to add color! I stamped the dotted splatter on the background twice in Melon Mambo Ink using the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set. To color in the bunny, I used some Melon Mambo Ink and an Aqua Painter. I love how the embossed image acts like a little barrier to keep the ink/water in! To assemble the card, I layered the bunny oval onto the scallop oval. Then I took some Gold Thread and wrapped it around my fingers a few times (10-12), slid the loops off my fingers and twisted in the middle. Next, I placed this on  the back of the scallop oval and secured it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I always like to add more dimensionals to really make my gold thread fan out just so. Peel the backs off of the Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere to the card! It’s just so precious!!!

I know today is Thursday and I normally do a Video on Thursday but I did a special one yesterday for my Stampin’ Anniversary. You can check that out here!

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Beautiful Reflection!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous beautiful reflection technique to share with you today! I am super loving the Beautiful You Stamp Set. Check out more samples here, here, and here!

Beautiful Reflection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning? It’s beautiful and peaceful! I just love it so let’s get started!

I started with a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) cardstock and stamped the greeting from the Beautiful You Stamp Set at the top. I did it after the fact in mine but it helps to do it first! Next, I stamped the girl from the same stamp set in Basic Black Ink onto the cardstock and then onto a piece of Window Sheet. Be careful when you stamp on the Window Sheet because it is slick! Then I flipped the Window Sheet over and placed it on the cardstock, matching it with the black squiggle on the bottom. Press over the window sheet to make sure the ink transfers to the cardstock. I love how it looks foggy and incomplete because that is how it would look as a reflection. Also, it helps make your card still look good when it doesn’t come out perfect! 🙂

For coloring, I used the Watercolor Pencils to color her dress and umbrella (Bermuda Bay & Rich Razzleberry). I used the Blender Pen to blend the color around! Then I went back through and added accents with the pencils. I didn’t trust myself to get the perfect watercolor wash for the puddle so I used the Watercolor Wash Stamp Set and Pool Party Ink. I stamped off once for a lighter look!

I really wanted a piece of Designer Series Paper for the left hand side but didn’t have any that was Rich Razzleberry. Then I realized I could make my own with the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper. Using the Sponge Brayer and Rich Razzleberry Ink, I colored the Designer Paper to match! Be sure to wipe off any excess ink to really make the embossed design pop! I added this piece to the left hand side of the card and tied some Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon around it! Next I adhered this piece to a Rich Razzleberry card base! I just love it!!!

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!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


All My Love for These Lace Doilies!!!

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These Lace Doilies are so amazing and I’m super sad to see them retiring. They are perfect because they are white on one side and vanilla on the other side!!! LOVE IT!!!

Lace Doilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a So Saffron card base. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and adhered some Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″) to the left side. I really feel like the flowers have a hint of yellow in them and this card really made it pop! For the greeting, I used one of the Lace Doilies (retiring in May) in the center. I adhered it with a little bit of Snail Adhesive in middle. Then I die cut a scallop circle using the Layering Circles Framelits and stamped the greeting from the So In Love Stamp Set.

Just for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added the scallop greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a few So Saffron Enamel Shapes for some random pops of color! A simple and elegant card for any occasion. The perfect one to always have on hand!

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Let me know in the comments what items you are sad to see go! These Lace Doilies are high on my list! Another item that I am sad to see go is the Decorative Label Punch.

Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Just one way for me to show my appreciation to you!!! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fill Your Basket of Colorful Flowers!!!

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Easter is almost here and some may be filling their baskets with eggs while others fill a basket of colorful flowers!!! I love these colors and Spring look!!! Spring is my favorite Season and Easter is my favorite holiday!!!
Basket of Colorful Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base! Then I took a piece of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 4″) and placed it on the card front diagonal. The look is super fun but sometimes I wonder if it just looked like I messed up and make it crooked. 🙂 I’ll take it!

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (5″ x 3-3/4″) and adhered 2 pieces of grass die cut from the Basket Builder Framelits. When I placed the grass down, I just left the gap in the middle where I planned on putting the basket so you can’t actually see it! As for adhesive, I just ran some Snail along the bottom of the grass and stuck it down! I stamped the greeting in the upper left corner from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set. I used Basic Gray Ink and stamped twice before going back to the ink pad for that shadow look. Next, I added this to the card front diagonal and worked on the focal point!

For the focal point, I stamped the basket, flowers, and leaves (from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set) in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White scraps. I like to use gray for that softer look! I die cut out all of the pieces with the coordinating Basket Builder Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Die-cutting out the pieces before coloring is best so that if you cut them incorrectly, you haven’t wasted coloring time! For the coloring, I used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens!

For the basket, I placed the handle on the back and secured  the ends with a Stampin’ Dimensional on either side and one at the bottom. Don’t place a dimensional in the middle because you will want to stick your greenery down in the basket! I wrapped some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine around the basket and and tied it into a bow and placed it on the card front! Now it’s time to assemble the flowers and greenery using Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can fill the basket as much as you want!

This card could be created for any occasion or season just by changing the greeting and colors! What is your favorite flower? Let me know in the comment below! Mine is a Peony but I do love all bright flowers! They make me smile!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


I Love Bright Spring Flowers!!!

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These bright Spring flowers on this card scream Spring!!! I just love it! It’s my favorite season for sure! Flowers are always my favorite to stamp on cards!!! This card is just so amazing!

Bright Spring Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 4″) and stamped the flowers from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink. I like using gray for the more subtle look! Using the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens, I colored in the flowers! After blending the color, I went back in with the pencil and added some accents! I have really been loving the Watercolor Pencils! You can check out so more fun samples here, here, and here!

Now that I have the flowers colored, I layered this onto a piece of Melon Mambo measuring 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ and added it to the top of the card base! For the greeting, I stamped it in Basic Gray from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set. Then I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch! I added the greeting with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. Since the greeting is so skinny, I used some of the dimensional border and trimmed it to fit! To finish off the card, I wrapped some Old Olive Baker’s Twine around the card and tied it into a bow. TIP: Tie it into a double knot first so it is nice and tight around the card before tying the bow!

Do you love bright Spring Flower too or do they make your allergies flare up?? Let me know in the comments below!!!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to get in the Ink Pad Giveaway!!! Click here to learn more and click here to start shopping with the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF. I can’t wait to draw the winners name on Friday!!! I’m so excited!!

Ink Pad Collection Giveaway, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


The Sun is Setting on These Items….

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The Sun is setting on some of the Stampin’ Up! items we all love. While it is sad to see some of our favorites retire, it just means that there are TONS of fabulous new ones coming! These items are all while supplies last so don’t wait long!

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can view the Retired List in two way – PDF and Excel Spreadsheet!

2017 Retiring List – PDF

2017 Retiring List – Excel

Again, the items are while supplies last so if you see something on this list but aren’t able to order it, it is because it is gone! 🙁 Click here to start shopping!

Let me know in the comments below which items you are sad to see go. I was close to tears when I saw the Decorative Label Punch. 🙁 That’s my favorite and if you have followed me on here for even a week, you know how much I use and love that punch!

Ink Pad Collection Giveaway, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that if your order is $50 or more and you use the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF, your name will be entered into a drawing for an entire Color Family of Ink Pads (10)!!! Woot Woot! This offer ends on Thursday at midnight with the winner’s name being drawn on Friday! Click here for all of the details!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Just Cut Off a Little Bit!!!

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This card may not seem any different than other cards but it is. I just cut off a little bit of the card front and let the focal point hang over. You can see a bit of the inside of the card which is super cool!

Just Cut Off a Little Bit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got this card idea from fellow stamper, Terri Gaines! After seeing this idea I feel in love and did a few exactly like her’s and then changed it up a bit like this one! I used a different piece of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and added Calypso Coral Enamel Shapes!

I started with a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I folded it like a regular card base and cut off 1″ from the front of the card. See…just cut off a little bit! This is the peek-a-boo part that we now get to see the inside of the card! Next, I added a piece of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper measuring 3″ x 5-1/4″ to the front panel. I didn’t do it in this sample photo but I did add a piece of Whisper White to the side of the card (4″ x 1-14″). This really makes the card POP more and your greeting on the inside is easier to read!

Now for the focal point! I cut a piece of Mint Macaron (3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″) and Whisper White (2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″). Using the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set, I stamped the large flower in Mint Macaron Ink. I stamped the outline in full strength and the solid flower stamp after stamping off once. Be sure you are stamping at the top of  the Whisper White so there is room for the greeting down below! Next, I placed this onto Mint Macaron towards the top! Using the Whisper White Baker’s Twine I wrapped it around and tied it into a bow!

Very Special Person, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish it off, I added a few Calypso Coral Enamel Shapes. Terri used the White Perfect Accents! There are so many different options on colors to use depending on the piece of designer paper you choose! I added the focal point to the card by placing 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals along the left hand side and placing it on the card. You want to make sure the dimensionals don’t fall off the front part of the card and seal it shut!

I just love this card concept and plan on using it again for another card style! If you would like to see another sample using a similar concept, check out this one! Do you like making basic cards or ones where you just cut off a little bit or fancy folds? Let me know in the comments below!

Have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you next Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Today & Everyday, I Celebrate You!!!

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I love this card for the bright colors and that amazing greeting, Celebrate You! This greeting is perfect for so many different occasions – Birthday, Graduation, Promotion, or just being fabulous on any given day! I love it!!!

Celebrate You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the scroll-y stars image from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay Ink!!! Stamp one going to the left and the other going to the right! Next I took a piece of Crushed Curry (2″ x 6″) and White White (1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)) and punched the ends with the Banner Triple Punch! It is best to punch before your stamp so you don’t end up punching your stamped image! I added the Crushed Curry piece to the card front and then layered on a Silver Metallic Doily! Next, I layered on a Real Red Circle punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch.

For the greeting, I stamped it in Real Red from the Birthday Blast Stamp Set! I added a few stars in Bermuda Bay as well! This banner was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I finished off  the card with a few Real Red Enamel Shapes! I love it!!! This card is perfect for any occasions but it also uses up some of your smaller scrap pieces of cardstock in different colors! You could also do a more simple version like this one too!

Simple Celebrate You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was created in Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie! You can see more of the scroll-y start image. I used a 2-1/2″ Circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and one of the small doilies. After I made so many of the cards up above,  I had lots of the small doilies in the pack left over. Just cut one in half and place part of it at the top of the circle and  the other half on the lower part of the circle! Two great samples using the same basic style. Which one do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget about my Ink Pad Giveaway that I have! It runs through the April 13th and every $50 order using the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF will get your name in the drawing. You can see all of the details on this giveaway here and check out the Video about it below! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura