Love This Fun Fold???

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Happy Tuesday!!! Technique Tuesday is back!!!! I’m sharing this Fun Fold Valentine’s Day card for you to recreate in time to give out this Valentine’s Day!

Fun Fold Valentine's Day Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving these colors together – Flirty Flamingo and Real Red. They are soft and sweet! All of these products are in the From My Heart Suite in the new Mini 2020 Catalog!

From My Heart to Yours, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Opening the card from the left and the right makes it super fun and creates a major WOW effect!!! You can always use any greeting you would like on the inside – Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Love, Just Because!

Heart Doilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used red doilies on this card and the pack comes with pink ones too. Check out this project to use those!

Check out the full tutorial for this Fun Fold Valentine’s Day Card in 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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Monday Mail!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I have decided I want to send out more cards just because. I would like to tell others I’m thinking of them or happy for them. We all love happy mail, right?? So today, I’m sharing some Monday Mail that I sent out just because!

Monday Mail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card I created for a special someone who recently earned a trip through her work. I’m so happy for her and the hard work she has put in. The Tropical Oasis Suite is perfect for creating this card for her. I couldn’t wait! I whipped up this card quickly so I could get it out!

Starting with a Daffodil Delight card base, I layered on Lovely Lipstick (4″ x 5-1/4″) and a piece of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″). I love these bright colors so much! They make me so happy. For the greeting, I used the Thanks For The Laughs Stamp Set. The greetings in this set are just perfect for fun cards like this. It’s perfect!!!!

Fraying Braided Burlap, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping the greeting in Lovely Lipstick Ink, I punched it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Then I punched out another one in Lovely Lipstick cardstock. I trimmed off the top and bottom of the white greeting so it would layer perfectly. Next, I took the Braided Burlap Trim and frayed the ends a bit. Securing it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the greeting!

Today you get it in writing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added the coordinating greeting from the Thanks for the Laughs Stamp Set! I love it!!!

If you would like to recreate this card to send out in the Monday Mail, check out the supplies listed below. Remember that every $50, earns you a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Valentine’s Day Treats!!!

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Valentine’s Day is 1 month away so let’s get started on creating hand made goodies for those we love!!! They always say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. These Valentine’s Day Treats do just that. These are food and oven safe so a brownie or cookie would work perfectly!

Valentine's Day Treats, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these little things adorable?? Little red heart shaped tins to fit just about anything. Chocolates, cookies, brownies, jewelry, conversation hearts, M&Ms and so much more fit in these tins.

Heart Shaped Brownie Tin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Decorating these is super simple with the amazing products in the From My Heart Suite in the new mini catalog! There are heart shaped doilies that fit in the lid but also in the bottom of the tin for a super fabulous look! The doilies come in both red and pink! I also punched out a heart from the From My Heart Designer Series Paper and stamped a greeting in the center! The greeting is from the Heartfelt Stamp Set!

Heartfelt Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know that ribbon is my favorite embellishment so I just played with it in different ways to add texture to these adorable Valentine’s Day Treats. Just secure the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the punched out heart!

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is a month away so click on the supplies listed below to get all the goodies you need to make these adorable tins. Also, it’s Sale-A-Bration so you can enjoy a FREE item for every $50 you spend too!

Check out the full tutorial for these Valentine’s Day Treats in 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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Dainty Note Cards!!!

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Sometimes you need just a little card to toss in with a gift or an item you are mailing out or to sneak on the desk of a co-worker! The dainty note cards in the Best Dressed Suite are PERFECT for that!!!

Dainty Note Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These little notecards have a splash of watercolor on them so they are a perfect base card. You can go elegant, playful, masculine, or feminine! It’s perfect.

Thoughtful Blooms Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Thoughtful Blooms Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set for all of these cards and it was super fun to mix and match the flower patterns. There is also a coordinating Sale-A-Bration Small Bloom Punch! Check out the other cards for even more fun flower patterns!

The little flowers in the background were stamped off once before stamping them on the card front. Then I stamped them a third time on the card for 2 lighter shades of Grapefruit Grove. I really love how you can get various shades from 1 ink pad.

Best Dressed Note Cards & Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Each of the card, I finished off with a few jewels. I used Glitter Enamel Dots for this one here. The Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots were used on the Grapefruit Grove card. The Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems were used on the first card! It’s so fun to mix and match!

Which one of these dainty note cards is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below! If you would like to recreate these or make a few new designs, click on the supplies listed below! Remember that every $50 spent earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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It Snowed!!!

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Happy Wednesday! 1 more week till Christmas. I thought since it snowed this is a good card to share with you all! Now I’m chanting, let it melt! 🙂

It Snowed, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a quick card that I created with a little bit of stamping and punching. Punching out cardstock that is….I’m not a violent person. 🙂

I started with a Shaded Spruce card base. Next, I stamped the snowflakes from the Snowman Season Stamp Set in Pool Party all over a piece of Whisper White. Before laying it on the card front, I added some of the Let It Snow Designer Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″) across the lower part.

Red Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Snowman Season Stamp Set in Real Red Ink. Then using the Timeless Label Punch, I punched it out and added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back. Before adding it to the card front, I placed a piece of the Real Red Ruched Ribbon down and added the greeting on top. This adds a little bit of texture to the card. Since this ribbon is so wide, tying it would make a large knot of your card so using it this way makes it nice and flat.

You can check out more samples like this by clicking here and here! Also, let me know in the comments below whether you are excited that it snowed or counting down the days till Spring??

Happy Stampin!

~Laura

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Silly Snowman!!!

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Happy Monday!!! We are one week closer to Christmas and things seem to be getting crazier. Stamping is my getaway from the chaos and relaxing time of the day! What about you?? Check out this cute silly snowman card I made!

Silly Snowman, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got this card idea from Laura Milligan and just fell in love. It’s adorable and it’s simple! Thank you, Laura!!! We, Lauras, are pretty awesome! 🙂

I started with a Whisper White card base and added a layer of Real Red (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a 3″ x 4″ piece of the Let It Snow Designer Paper (stripes) and added it to the upper left corner. Using the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, I punched another sheet of the designer paper for this adorable snowman. He is already cute, glittered, and ready to go. I layered a Basic Black circle behind him to make it pop a little more.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Snowman Season Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Then using the Banner Triple Punch, I added banner tips to the end. I actually recommend punching first and then stamping so you don’t end up cutting off your stamped greeting. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off with some of the Toile Tidings Glittered Enamel Dots. It’s perfect!!!

I hope you like this little silly snowman card as much as me. While the paper is no longer available to purchase. You can create this card if you already got your hands on it over the past few months! Here are some more samples too!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Cut It Out!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I wanted to share this adorable simple card that is just perfect for any friend. We are cut out to be friends!!! Blushing (Bride) hehe Cut it out!!! 🙂

Cut It Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My puns aren’t funny?? I tried and cracked myself up! It doesn’t take much though! Anyway back to this cute card using the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper!

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on some Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I added the greeting from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink. I used the Everyday Label Punch to punch out the greeting. To give the card some texture, I added a few loops of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the back of the greeting, securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Friend Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another option using that same paper pack and style of card! I did the ribbon a bit different for a fun look! The greeting for this one is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set!

These 2 cards are very similar in style but different looks with the patterns of paper and ribbon! I love when that happens!!! Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday: Simple & Snowy!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! These gift card holders are simple and snowy and just perfect to spruce up any gift card!!! They are so simple to create that you will want to give gift cards to everyone this year. PS: You can give a Stampin’ Up Gift Card too! Ask me how!

simple & snowy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these adorable?? I got the idea for these from the amazing Terri Gaines!!! I love swapping ideas with fellow stampers. This little gift card idea was shared at the event I attended over the summer!

Snowman Gift Card Holder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Decorate the front all simple & snowy as well as the side card for the perfect look! You could always write on the inside too since it is all hidden down in the sleeve!

Cup of Cheer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All of the details for making these is in the Video Tutorial below but I will share the dimensions here as well.
The Designer Series Paper (or Navy piece) measures 2″ x 8-1/2″ and is scored at 4-1/4″.
Then the belly band measures 2-3/4″ x 5-3/8″ and is scored at 1-1/2″ from both ends.
The card insert measures 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″.

The ribbon is 12″ long!

Check out the full tutorial of this simple & snowy gift card holders in 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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Apple of My Eye!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This card is perfect for teachers, get well, and so much more. After all, you could send it to anyone as the apple of my eye!!!

Apple of My Eye, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This super cute card had fun fold to it as well. The green center piece with the apple opens up and then a little red flap opens down! There are little greetings with each flap too! Thank you to Deb Snyder for the inspiration for this fabulous card!

I started with a piece of Real Red measuring 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and I scored it at 5-1/2″. This creates the little flap on the bottom that folds up. Next, I took a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 9″ x 3-1/4″ and folded it in half at 4-1/2″. The front flap of this piece was then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. Then I added this to the inside of the red card base. I find that Tear & Tape is best because it has a nice strong hold for a flap that is going to be pulled on a lot.

A+ Teacher, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I create the fun half apple and greeting using the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch! For the greeting, I used the Timeless Label Punch! The apple was colored with Real Red Stampin’ Blends and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. Be sure that this piece is positioned underneath the Mint Macaron flap.

For the front of the card, I created the apple by adding some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to a strip of Real Red cardstock. Then I stamped the apple over the top of this and punched it out. That is how you get the perfect half and half apple. The stem was done in Soft Suede and the leaf in Mint Macaron. Then to seal the overlap of paper on the apple, I added a mini strip of Mint Macaron Ribbon. The mini bow was then created with the Fork Bow Technique! This was all added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! So fun and fabulous!!!

If you would like to make this amazing card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Free Stamp Set of the Month is your choice between Day of Thanks and Perfectly Plaid! If you would like to see more samples using the Harvest Hellos Bundle, click here.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Double Fold!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! It’s been a month since we closed on the house and I think FINALLY I’m starting to get back into a routine/groove. Maybe?!?!?! Either way, I have a fabulous double fold technique to share with you today that is super cute!!!

Double Fold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses the Come to Gather Suite from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I am super loving the blues and greens this season. It’s a nice change from the typical reds, oranges, and yellows.

Come To Gather, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I did a full video tutorial on this double fold card, I’ll post a link to that below rather than typing out the full directions!

Also, don’t forget that the Free Stamp Set of the Month is your choice between the Day of Thanks Stamp Set and the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set! Click here to start shopping! Stay tuned for the November Free Stamp Set of the Month!

Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to watch me make 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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