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

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

Product List
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

Laura’s Quick Tip: Punch It!!!

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Did you know that the gray, nude, and white images in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog actually mean something??? The stamp images that have a nude looking outline behind them mean that there is a coordinating Punch that matches that image. If it is gray or white behind the image, there is a coordinating die cut. Super fabulous, right! Did you know that there are tons of images that can be punched or die cut even though they don’t have that little labeling?? That what today’s Laura’s Quick Tip is all about. There are so many images that you can punch!!!

Laura's Quick Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Check out this super cute card that used lots of punches for various images! There are so many fun ways to use your punches for different images for a super cool look!

I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a piece of Pool Party measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and ran it through the Mosaic Embossing Folder. Then I added it to the card front. For the decorations, I stamped the little flower in So Saffron and the mosaic flower in Terracotta Tile. Using the 1/2″ Circle Punch and 3/4″ Circle Punch, I punched them out and added them to the card. Some of them I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and others I glued on flat. This gives more texture and dimension to the card!

Layered Punches, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Pool Party. All of these images are from the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set. Using the Timeless Label Punch, I punched it out of Whisper White. Then I layered a piece of Terracotta Tile that was punched out with the Everyday Label Punch. Those layer so well together! Using the Silver Metallic Thread to make some loops, I added those to the back of the greeting and added it to the card front. I finished it off with a Flower Faceted Gem!

Mosaic Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped a few of the same images on the corners to really pull it all together! It’s perfect! I hope you enjoyed this Laura’s Quick Tip and have fun with your punches! Remember you can punch it with any image!

If you would like to see this all in action and how it looks in the catalog, 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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Memorable Mosaic Bundle
$36.00
Everyday Label Punch
$18.00
1/2" (1.3 Cm) Circle Punch
$6.00
Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Flower Faceted Gems
$8.00
Silver Metallic Thread
$3.50

Mosaic Butterflies too!!!

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I have been having so much fun with the Mosaic Suite lately. You can check out other samples here and here! Did you know there are mosaic butterflies too?? The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set has the perfect mosaic butterfly to coordinate with this Suite!

Mosaic Butterflies too, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So simple but just stunning with that greeting, amazing paper, and mosaic butterflies too!!! I just love it!!!

I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a piece of the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″) and layered it onto Terracotta Tile cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I stamped the greeting from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock (3-3/4″ x 1″). The greeting is stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink. I layered that above the designer paper. To cover the gap between the greeting and designer paper, I added a piece of the Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon. Just place the ribbon across and secure the ends on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added more to the back and placed it on the card base!

For the butterflies, I used the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. I stamped the butterfly in Crushed Curry Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped the solid butterfly image in Crushed Curry as well but stamped off once. This gives that lighter look. The centers of the butterflies were stamped in Soft Suede. Using the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch, I punched them out and added them to the card front.

Mosaic Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″)! Using a scrap piece of the designer paper that was leftover, I added it to the left hand side. This is a great way to use up those little leftover strips of designer paper! Decorate the inside of the card!!!

Check out the supply list below so you can make this beautiful mosaic butterfly card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Laura’s Quick Tip: Punch Your DSP!!!

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I’m back with another one of Laura’s Quick Tips!!! This one might sound obvious but I know I tend to forget!!! Punch your DSP (Designer Series Paper)….or die cut or fussy cut!!! Stampin’ Up creates beautiful paper and there are so many ways to use it!!!

Punch Your DSP, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I tend to use Designer Series Paper for backgrounds, layering, or a decorative piece along the side. Stampin’ Up creates so gorgeous paper with images that are so hard to cut into pieces. So instead, punch your DSP!!! Get out those punches, die cuts, or even scissors. I’m not a huge fan of fussy cutting…except for this card!!!! I do love grabbing a punch quickly and going to town creating beautiful focal points for my cards.

These birdies are from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch is perfect. You can punch out blue, yellow, or gray birdies for your project. The ones on the edge can be punched/die cut with a label for the edge of your card too! There are so many possibilities!!! Check out the supplies below to get your hands on these and have fun punching out DSP!!!

If you would like to see all of this in action as well as a fun sample using these birds, 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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