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!

Adding Cool Whip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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Paper Pumpkin Add-On!!!

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In August, Stampin’ Up released a Paper Pumpkin Add-On Kit which is 24 notecards and envelopes. It’s only $10 and that is a STEAL!!! They are so beautiful!!!

Paper Pumpkin Add-On, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is one design of the notecards. It is this beautiful Crumb Cake base with Pretty Peacock in the center. That amazing fall wreath has the perfect colors to match anything! I used the August Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set for the greeting and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. It’s perfect. Another option is using a greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. The twine is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack and the color is perfect! Quick and simple for sure!

Thanksgiving Day Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The other notecard in the pack is this beautiful watercolor one. Again it is Crumb Cake base with a layer of Whisper White and watercolors on top. Using Merry Merlot and the August Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set, I stamped the images. The flower image over the watercolors and the greeting onto scrap Crumb Cake. Using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched out the greeting and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This look would be perfect with any greeting!

I love these quick and simple cards using the Paper Pumpkin Add-On. They look amazing but can be whipped up in no time. You can even stamp some greetings and hold assemble them as needed! That way you always have the perfect card on hand.

If you would like to make these cards, check out the supply list below. Don’t forget all order of $75 or more will earn the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set for FREE this month! Woot Woot! Start shopping now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Pregnant???

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No, not me! My neighbor recently told us she was pregnant and of course we are super excited for them! I instantly had to make a fabulous card for them to congratulate them!

Pregnant, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this the cutest card ever?!?! I just love the simplicity of the women standing there with her belly bump! It’s perfect!

I started with a Rococo Rose card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the pregnant lady in the lower right corner. I used Basic Gray Ink because I like that more subtle look when I’m coloring. The image is from the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set. Using the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, I colored the lady’s dress. For her skin, I used Ivory Stampin’ Blends and Bronze for her hair!

Wonderful Moments Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once I was done coloring, I layered this piece onto a piece of Blushing Bride (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding it to the card front, I placed a piece of the Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon on the left. I just wrapped the ends to the back side and secured it before adding it to the card base.

For the greeting, I stamped it in Rococo Rose Ink onto scrap Whisper White. Then using the Timeless Label Punch and the Everyday Label Punch to punch out the greeting and layer it together. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish off the card, I added a few Faceted Gems!

Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I used one of the images in the stamp set to decorate! Simple yet fabulous, don’t you think?!?!? If you want to great this fabulous card for someone you know who is pregnant, check out the supplies listed below!

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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Creating Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you! In fact, more than one fun technique today! I am showing you some easy stamping with the Stamparatus and creating your own designer paper!!! Let’s get started!

Creating Your Own Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, let’s start with the fun background “designer paper”! It is super to create because you just stamp all over! I used a piece of Seaside Spray and stamped the images from the Everything Amazing Stamp Set. Starting with the biggest image (the balloons), I stamped them randomly and falling off the cardstock. Then I added in some party hats in Night of Navy Ink as well. Filling in the holes, I stamped the confetti in Seaside Spray Ink. Once this was complete, I tied some ribbon on the bottom and added this to a Grapefruit Grove card base!

For the greeting focal point, I used the Stamparatus and the new Grid Mat! The Whisper White piece measures 4″ x 2-1/2″ and the greeting just fits perfectly which is why the Stamparatus comes in super handy. First, I stamped the Amazing in Seaside Spray. Next, I lined up the other greetings and stamped them in Night of Navy! Of course, once you greetings are all set in the Stamparatus, it’s super easy to make multiples! Boom Boom! Using the Detailed Trio Punch, I rounded 2 of them to add some texture and then added it to the card front. I finished it off with some Rhinestones for a little bling!

Party Hat and Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a few balloons and a party hat. You could always add those to the envelope too! Check out the supply list below if you would like to make this card! Have fun creating your own designer paper with this stamp set or any set. It’s super fun!

If you would like to see this all 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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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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Cute As A Bug!!!

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Last week, I showed off a fun bug card with scallop frames and today I’m going with a quick and simple card. This one is still cute as a bug but takes less time and can be created in any color you wish!

Cute As A Bug, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used Grapefruit Grove and Calypso Coral for this bug card! It could be done in blues, greens, or even purple too!

I started out with a Grapefruit Grove card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set, I stamped 2 of the bugs all over in Calypso Coral Ink. I angled them differently and made sure to fall off the edge for a complete look. Then I added this to the card front!

Banner Triple Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the cute as a bug focal point of the card! Using the Banner Triple Punch, I punched all 3 of the banners for layering this greeting. The biggest layer was done with a piece of the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, then Grapefruit Grove and then Whisper White. The greeting comes from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set too! I layered all of these one with Snail Adhesive. Then I stamped one of the bugs on a piece of Whisper White and colored it in with a Stampin’ Blends Marker! Using the coordinating Wiggly Bugs Dies, I die cut out the bug and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added some enamel shapes from the Happiness Blooms Pack.

Coral Bugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added some Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting and another bug! I love coordinating the inside with the front of the card!

If you would like to create this card, check out the supplies listed below!!! Also, don’t forget to use your Bonus Bucks that you earned last month!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Framed Wiggle Worms!!!

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Happy Tuesday!! You all know what that means!! I have an adorable card to share with you today. These little framed wiggle worms are super fun and perfect for a kids card (or a kiddult)!!!

Framed Wiggle Worms, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this the cutest thing ever?? I love it!

First, I started with a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″) and punched 3 holes in it with a 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. I did these in a “random” pattern which for me is a triangle pattern! 🙂 Next, I made 3 scallop rings for each of the holes. This was done by punching out the colored cardstock with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and then layering the scallop circle from the Layering Circle Framelits over it. I used a post-it note to hold it in place. This is much easier than cutting the scallop circle and then trying to line it up in the punch correctly!

Scallop Circle Frames, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since these little frames are so delicate, I have found this little technique to adhere them on. Of course the Fine Tip Glue Pen would work too! Take a little bit of Multipurpose Glue and put it on the Silicone Mat. Then using a sponge, dab on just a little bit of glue all around the frame. This gives just enough glue to hold but not too much to have it squish out the sides.

Now for the bugs, I simply stamped them in Basic Gray onto Whisper White, added the details and then colored them in with Stampin’ Blends. Once they are all ready to go, I cut them a part from each other and secured them to the back of the black. Be sure to not cut too close to the bug or you won’t have enough white to cover the open circle. I added just a bit of adhesive to the back side of the black and then pressed the bug over it. If you have white hanging over the edge, simply trim it off.

Happy Birthday Little Bug, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set. The “happy” and “birthday” were stamped by just inking the word needed on the edge of the ink pad and stamping it down. Then clean it off and do the next word and color. Using the Classic Label Punch, I punched out each one. Some of the words, I placed on the edge with only 1 arrow end and some I placed father in for both arrow ends. This is all up to you! Another option is to add grass like the sample above. The grass if from the coordinating Wiggly Bugs Dies. Of course I stamped a little bug on the inside as well!

If you would like to see this Framed Wiggle Worms card 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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5 Layer Bow!!!

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I know many of you may hate tying bows but they make a card look so fabulous! Practice makes perfect too so keep trying! People always ask how I do it and get it to come out so well. Practice, Practice, Practice! Every time I help someone make a bow….that’s more practice! This 5 layer bow really POPS off the card and I just used 5 strands of Linen Thread!

Thank You Birdie Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

See how this card just POPS with that fun bow….and those gorgeous birdies! Check out this video tutorial to see how simple punching out designer paper is!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and ran it through the Woodland Embossing Folder for that fun tree background. Before adding this layer to the card front, I added a piece of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across it, securing the ends on the back side. Then using the Layering Circles Framelits and a Circle Punch, I punched out some of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. These images are super fabulous and fit perfectly in a little circle. You can punch out tons of images for one sheet of 12″ x 12″ to create lots of different cards. It’s super fun! I layered those together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

5 Layer Bow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting was stamped from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set onto the coordinating Stitched Nested Framelits! I added this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals too! The dimensionals help secure an image on a rough surface like an embossed one or one with ribbon! It also gives a nice smooth look to the card because the dimensional pops in and out of the grooves!

Now for that fabulous 5 layer bow, I took 5 strands of Linen Thread all stacked together and tied them into a bow. For a free standing bow like this one, I create 2 loops (bunny ears) and then tie a knot with those 2 loops just as if they were a single strand. Push and pull to get the perfect size loops and tails for your bow that you wish. Then I secured it to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot!!!

Flowers on the corner, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course I had to decorate the inside of the card too! I added a few flowers from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink! I just love decorating the inside of the cards now! How about you??? Let me know in the comments below!!

If you want to create this card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget Bonus Bucks this month for every $50 you spend!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Woodland Embossing Folder
$8.50
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Free As A Bird Bundle
$51.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50

Floating Hot Air Balloon Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!! You know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! Check out this fun floating Hot Air Balloon Card!!! I love how Window Sheets can create so much illusion on a card!!!

Floating Hot Air Balloon Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All the beautiful Hot Air Balloons floating in the sky. I have been to St. Louis to the Hot Air Balloon Race and it was amazing. I would love to go to the one in Arizona!

This card has a Seaside Spray card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11. I started by stamping the clouds and small hot air balloons all over the center of the card front. I used the stamps from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. The clouds were stamped in Seaside Spray and the balloons in Basic Gray. Be sure to stay in the middle of the so that your images aren’t coming out the sides from your frame. I placed a scrap piece over the edge if I wanted an image near the edge.

Stitched Rectangle Frame, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I die cut the Stitched Rectangle frame by placing the 2 framelits down and securing them with a Post It Note so I could create multiples and they would stay in place. I added a piece of Window Sheet to the back of the frame and then added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Rainbow Hot Air Balloon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the front of the card, I added a Hot Air Balloon flat on the Window Sheet for that floating Hot Air Balloon look. There are 2 different styles of balloons in the Above the Clouds Stamp Set as you can see in the photos above. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored them in and punched them out with the coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch. The baskets were both stamped onto Basic Gray and punched out. I thought the border needed a little something so I tied a little bow with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine and secured it with a Mini Glue Dot.

Let Your Dreams Sore, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to stamp on the inside with a few clouds and balloons and that fabulous greeting! I think this will be a perfect card for my nieces and nephews!

If you would like to see this all 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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Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Above The Clouds Bundle
$36.00
Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine
$3.50
Window Sheets
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00