Happy Birthday 2 U!!!

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Here is another fun Eclipse Technique Card. You can check out the other sample I posted last week here! Today, I’m using numbers and letters with this Happy Birthday 2 U card!

Happy Birthday 2 U, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how this one turned out with my homemade designer paper by stamping all over the background!!! It also uses my favorite stamp set right now….Picture Perfect Birthday from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped all over the background using the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set. The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink and the confetti in Lemon Lime Twist Ink. For the bows, I stamped the big part off once using Berry Burst Ink and then stamped the small detailed pieces in full strength Berry Burst.

Eclipse Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that I have my “designer paper” ready  to go, I die cut out the 2 U using the Large Letter Framelits and Large Number Framelits. Also, I die cut 3 more 2’s and U’s in Lemon Lime cardstock. To assemble, I added the die cut piece to the card front flat with regular Snail Adhesive. Then using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added all 3 layers of the Lemon Lime Twist 2’s and U’s like a puzzle. Just layering them on top of each other for that raised look. Once the 3 layers are on, I added the stamped 2 and U. That simple popped up look is just fabulous!

Large Number Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I finished off the card with some Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes for a pop of bling and some ribbon. Wondering where that ribbon came from?? It’s the Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon colored with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Marker. MIND BLOWN! It’s so much fun and super quick to create. I love it!!

Blends Colored Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let me know what you would create with your Eclipse Technique. I need some words….short words…..to use for cards. I’m thinking maybe Hope or Love for the next one. Give me some ideas in the comments below! Also, if you are ready to make the leap and get these fabulous framelits, now is the time because you will earn Sale-A-Bration goodies with the order! Woot Woot! Click the items below to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Perennial Birthday Card Kit!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today I’m sharing the fabulous Perennial Birthday Card Kit which has been super popular lately!!! I’m loving it for the colors, the organization, and cute cards!!!

Perennial Birthday Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love Birthday Calendars and always suggest them to everyone! They make great gifts as well. This card kit is a birthday calendar and card holder all in one! A birthday calendar is one that doesn’t need changed due to dates and days each year. My birthday is on August 29th so on the August Tab my name is on the line for the 29th. Looking into this box, you can see how many cards you will need each month and who to send them too! As you make more cards, add them behind the months that are still needing some. Amazing concept and look at those fun polka dots!!!

Wishing You the Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 16 total cards that come in the kit – 4 each of 4 designs. I made mine with different greetings to mix it up! There are also great inside and outside greetings in the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set which is super fabulous!! The gold foil adds some bling and fun to these cards as well. Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes for some added fun in the mail!

Today Blooms for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit only needs 3 ink pads – Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, and Dapper Denim. As you can see I mixed up the colors for this card to see what popped more! The little bow at the bottom was tied into a knot and then I added it to the card front with a little Mini Glue Dot!

Celebrating You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really loved the color combination and flower print of these cards in the kit! This card is great for anniversary, birthday, wedding, and so much more!! Again, for this one, I didn’t actually tie the Baker’s Twine around the tag hole because I find that my bow ends up sideways. I simply tied a bow and stuck it over the hole with a Mini Glue Dot. This was much quicker for me and came out perfect each time!

Birthday Foil Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And because flowers aren’t very masculine, there’s always this set of cards! I love how the kit has a little bit of everything and not just all flowers or all masculine! I only added 1 little tassel to my balloons as I thought 2 was just too much. That’s all personal preference. Also, I kept all of the white background pieces together in a stack and was able to punch out the stripes all at once rather than each one individually. The envelopes were stamped with the dots in Old Olive. I just inked it up, stamped once and then a second and third time without going back to the ink.

This kit was super fun and versatile. I love the cards and the box is just so adorable! This makes a great gift or something to keep for yourself. If you would like to see all of the goodies in this kit, check out my unboxing video here! Get your kit and start creating with the supply list below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Sponging Over Petal Passion Designer Paper!!!

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You all know how I love black and white with a pop of color! Well check out this fabulous card where I did some sponging over Petal Passion Designer Paper!! It takes the plain black and white paper to a whole new level. The best part is that its super simple to do and you can pick any color you want!

Sponging Over Petal Passion Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses lots of fun Sale-A-Bration items like the Shimmer Ribbon and the Happy Wishes Stamp Set! Getting items for free to create amazing cards like this one makes it even more fun!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Next, I took a piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″. This is a perfect measurement because then I can use every piece of the 12″ x 12″ sheet! I love that!!! Using a Sponge Brayer and Pool Party Ink Pad, I added color to the Designer Series Paper. Remember that when using the Sponge Brayer to lightly go over in the ink pad and then back and forth on the paper. Pressing harder on the ink pad doesn’t make it pick up more color. If a darker look is what you are going for, just have patience (I know, I don’t do that well either) and keep going back and forth until the desired look is achieved!

Now it’s time to assemble the card! I stamped the greeting from the Happy Wishes Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink onto Whisper White measuring 2-1/2″ x 4″. The greeting was added to the top portion of the card front and the designer paper on the bottom portion. Then I added some Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Pack around the center overlap of papers! Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I die cut out a Whisper White and Pool Party circle. I stamped the rest of the greeting on the circle and added them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! There are so many different greeting options in this stamp set that there is something for every occasion.

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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Little Blue Bird!!!

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My husband sent me a photo of robins all over the ground outside his work and he said, “Spring is coming!” I’m not sure if robins on the ground mean Spring is coming but I’ll take it. I love the colors of Spring with birds, flowers, trees, and grass all gaining their color!!! Just like this cute card with a little blue bird!!!

Little Blue Bird, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Soft Sky card base and layered on a piece of Night of Navy measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5) and stamped the dots from the Petal Palette Stamp Set along the bottom. I stamped them in Night of Navy Ink starting at the bottom and then 3 more times without going back to the ink pad. This is how I got that variation in color. I also moved a little back and forth with each stamp to fill in and not just stack them all going straight up.

Petal Palette Stampin' Up Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I started adding all the layers and texture. Using the coordinating Petals and More Framelits, I die cut out all the pieces. The greenery in Old Olive, the lattice in Silver Glimmer Paper, and the label in Soft Sky! Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the lattice and the greenery. Then I stamped the greeting from the Petal Palette Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) onto the label in Night of Navy Ink and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives some dimension to the project and the foam dimensionals adhere well between all the bumps of the cardstock in the die cuts!

Now on to that little blue bird! I stamped him from the Petal Palette Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White. I like the more subtle look of the gray verses black. Then I made a little color palette on a clear block with some water and the Brusho Crystal Colour. Using an Aqua Painter, I colors in the birdie and once it was dry, I die cut it with the Petals and More Framelits! Then I added him to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I think this card would look fabulous with a little yellow bird and maybe layers of yellow and coral. What are some birdie colors you would create?? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, don’t forget that if you purchase the Petal Palette Stamp Set & Framelit Bundle this month, you will earn a Sale-A-Bration goodie as well!!! Woot Woot. Click here to purchase it in Clear Mount or here for Wood Mount!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Eclipse Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share today! This Eclipse Card is super fun and has a major WOW factor!!!

Eclipse Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the subtle and double take effect you get with this card! There are also so many options for greetings with this as well!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Then I took a piece of the Bubbles & Fizz Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and I die cut the word “YOU” in the bottom. The Large Letters Framelits make this super fun and any words could be created!

Large Letter Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To keep the letters all lined up and it was easier to move all of them around together, I added some Post-It Note tape across them. After die cutting out the words from the designer paper, I die cut out Bermuda Bay cardstock 3 more times. I totally thought I would need 5 layers but 3 seemed to be plenty for that popped up look! Next, I adhered the designer series paper outline onto the card base making sure to add in the center of the “O”. All of this layer was flat on the card. Then I added all three layers of the cardstock letters in each spot like a puzzle. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the letters. It went fairly quickly. After the cardstock layers, I added the designer series die cut letter to the top layer. Perfect!!!

Stamping Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that the focal point is complete, I needed to add the rest of the greeting and embellishments! Using the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set that ends in You, I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White. In order to omit the You, I inked it with a Bermuda Bay Marker. Next, I layered that piece on Pool Party cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. I added some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the top of the card because I felt like it needed a little more!

What word would you spell out with the letters? I need more fun ideas!!! Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget that if you purchase the Large Letters Framelits before the end of the month, you will earn Sale-A-Bration items as well as Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and my Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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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March Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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Happy Friday!!! Happy March! I can’t believe it but I’m so excited to have more sun, warmer weather, less Winter, and soon longer days!!! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing the March Free Stamp Set of the Month and an update on the #40DayChallenge!!!!

March Free Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I have been having lots of fun with the In The Trees Stamp Set so I thought you all would too!!! Check out some samples here and here!

Place an order of $75.00 or more (before shipping and tax) thru my on-line store (click here to start shopping) between now and the end of March to earn this set! If you attend any of my events or classes, you can earn this with orders placed then too! This offer is exclusively available for orders placed through me. You will receive your Free Stamp Set in the mail and it will arrive separate from your order if placed online.

Week 2 of #40DayChallenge, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos from this week and my #40DayChallenge! The picture on the left shows me mailing out a few cards for the challenge and then my monthly thank you notes to customers who ordered that month so they all don’t really count. It is all happy mail but I’m not counting those as part of the challenge since I do that every month! Just a little bonus for ordering from me….I like to spoil my customers! You all are amazing!!! This week I sent a large array of card types out…..just because, birthday, sympathy, and anniversary! I am still loving this challenge and it’s going really well. How are you doing with it? Let me know in the comments below! Even if you can’t do 40, send one out this weekend!!! 🙂 You won’t regret it. Promise!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you back here on Monday!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Beautiful Shining Rainbow!!!

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I love bright colors and seeing the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle made me super happy! This beautiful shining rainbow card is what I created for our Baby Shower Thank You Notes and I’m in love!!!

Beautiful Shining Rainbow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it just precious??? I am loving how they turned out!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and then I layered on a piece of Soft Sky measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and did all of the stamping!!! I used the Sunshine & Rainbows Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog for the sun and rainbow. The greeting is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set! Since I was making multiples I did these cards in an assembly line and each piece in a section. First, I stamped the greetings in Basic Black Ink and the sun in Crushed Curry Ink. Then, using the Stamparatus, I got started on the rainbows!!! I did 2 of the…….rays? bows?…..colors at a time. I started with smallest ones first and I’m not sure if it really would have mattered whether I started with the smallest or largest!

Baby Thank You Notes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

A few tips for the Stamparatus that I want to share since I used it a lot and over and over. I put one color on the platform at the top and one at the side. Making sure I didn’t get the colors mixed up, I tried to keep one ink pad to the left and one to the right. Most of this stamping was done while watching the Olympics so I had my husband help me out. He inked up one of the rainbow rays while I did the other one and it went much faster!

While there is not a problem with getting ink all over the platform and having that end up on your cardstock, it is a problem with getting it on the magnets. I realized that when I stamped down and ink got onto the magnet, then it got onto my hand when I moved the magnet off the cardstock. This resulted in a nice red fingerprint on one of the cards. That card just has a few more clouds on it! 😉

Rainbow Glimmer Clouds, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the card, I added the clouds that were die cut using the coordinating Rainbow Builder Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Some of the clouds I did in Soft Sky cardstock and some I did with the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper! I’m not sure sure which I like better. Some of the clouds got a little shimmer from the Wink of Stella Pen as well! Let me know which one you would use in the comments below!!! Also, the little heart in the greeting was punched out with Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and added with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Thank You Note & Envelope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added a little sun to the envelope as well!!! I was super excited with how they turned out and can’t wait to use them!

If you would like to see this all in action and my tips and tricks, 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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Life Is Better With You!!!

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Life Is Better With You In It…..that is just the sweetest greeting ever! This card is great for any occasion and even more for a random note to a friend or family member!

Life Is Better With You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Basic Black measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and added a strip of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to the left side. Using the greeting from the Petal Palette Stamp Set, I stamped it in Real Red Ink on the upper right side. Then I added this to the card front!

Watercolor Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that fabulous floral focal point!!! I stamped the image from the Petal Palette Stamp Set in Archival Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Then creating a color palette on my clear block with the Brusho Crystal Colour, I colored in the flowers and leaves! Check out a Video Tutorial on that here! Just tap the powder onto a clear block and add water with the Aqua Painter. Then start coloring your image!! I really love how the flowers turned out with the color variation…..probably won’t be able to do that again! 🙂 After coloring it and allowing it to dry, I used the coordinating Petals and More Framelits to die cut out the flowers! I added the flowers to the card front with some Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture! To finish off the card I added some pops of color with some Enamel Shapes!

Purchase the Petal Palette Bundle (stamps and framelits) and save 10% AND get a Free Sale-A-Bration item! Add a little more to get to $75 and you will get the Free Stamp Set of the Month from me!!!! For February it is the Fruit Basket Stamp Set and for March it is the In The Trees Stamp Set!!! Click here to start shopping! 

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Water Drops on Flowers!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m going to show your how to add water drops on flowers to make it look even more real!!!

Water Drops on Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So you might not be able to see the drops of water very well….they are clear after all but look closely at the orange center of the yellow flower and a few spots on that purple flower. See that fabulous-ness which is subtle but a major WOW factor!!!

I started with a 3″ x 3″ square of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. This size is perfect because you can get 12 squares from one sheet and it uses every inch! I love that! I colored this piece with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. This designer paper makes blending and shading super easy because the darker spots are where I used the dark marker and then I filled in and blended with the lighter marker. I have really fallen in love with Stampin’ Blends lately! Next, I used an Aqua Painter to splatter water over the flowers. Just drip or flick the water till you have the desired amount and then pour some Clear Embossing Powder over the top! Tap off the excess powder but be careful that if there are big drops of water to not make them drip. Then, I set the powder with the Heat Tool!

Water Droplets, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I layered this piece onto an Old Olive square and then to a Whisper White card base! The greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink using the images from the Petal Palette Stamp Set! For a little texture, I added some Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon and Old Olive Enamel Shapes!

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!!!

 

Only a few more days left to earn the Fruit Basket Stamp Set for FREE with Laura’s Free Stamp Set of the Month with a $75 order (before tax and shipping)! Stay tuned for the reveal of the March Stamp Set later this week! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Celebrate the Good Stuff!!!

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Whether it is a Birthday, Promotion, Graduation, or Personal Goal…..Celebrate the Good Stuff!!! This card is perfect for so many different occasions!

Celebrate the Good Stuff, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this color combination (Peekaboo Peach & Berry Burst) but any color combination would look fabulous for this card!!! School colors, feminine colors, masculine colors, or just whatever you have on hand!

I started with a Peekaboo Peach card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Berry Burst measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and did all the stamping first. Using the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set, I started with the noise makers! (party poppers, what do you call these?? let me know in the comments!) Starting with the base, I stamped the solid candle piece in Bermuda Bay Ink (stamped off once) and then the dots over the top in full strength. Next, I stamped the curling piece in Peekaboo Peach and then the fringe in Berry Burst. I will say that I think I could have added a little more space for the fringe so maybe I should have stamped that second instead. That’s one of those see what works best for you after trying both ways!

Party Popper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping the noise makers, I filled in with the greeting and added a little decoration on the corners with the confetti. I added a strip of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper and some Peekaboo Peach Baker’s Twine for some added texture! This layer was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for that smooth look over the ribbon!

Does anyone else think of the Kenny Chesney song when looking at that greeting? Just me? 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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