Technique Tuesday – 2-Step Tranquil Tulips!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you! Today, I am playing with the 2-Step Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set! Aren’t these flowers amazing?!?!?!

Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these flowers so amazing and real looking?? The best part is I got this stamp set for FREE with Hostess Benefits! The other best part is they are super simple to 2-step stamp. There is no remembering to stamp off or lining up every side and curve. It’s amazing!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base (11″ x 4-1/4″). Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 3-1/4″) to stamp the tulips on. I used the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set with Berry Burst Ink and Old Olive Ink. Starting with the stems, I stamped those around the middle of my paper so that my tulips weren’t falling off the top. Next, I stamped the leaves. Then it was time for the tulips and I did the large solid image first. Next I did the more detailed smaller image right on top.

Both of these images are in full strength ink so no worries on remembering to stamp off. Since the second image is smaller, all you have to look for when stamping it is that it is close to the bottom of the solid stamped image. If it’s not, that’s okay too! The variation in color on these stamps is the texture in the stamp. How cool is that?!?! So don’t worry that your image isn’t coming out smooth or dark and solid, it’s suppose to look like this. There are 2 different sizes of flowers to play with! I love it! There are also little dot images for the center of the flower. I stamped those in Basic Gray Ink for a softer look than black.

Now that I am done with the focal point, I added it to the card base on the left side. Next I tied some Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon around the card, right over the edge of the cardstock. For the greeting, I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch. (Bundle & Save 10%) First, I stamped the decorative edge in Pool Party Ink and then the greeting in Berry Burst Ink. Next, I punched it out and added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! 🙂

I love this set so much because there are 22 images in there for just $10 in Hostess Dollars which is earned with a $150 order or party! It’s fabulous!!! Also, the ease of not having to remember to stamp off is super amazing!! Don’t forget about Bonus Bucks this month for every $50 you spend too!!! It’s a great time to order and have a party (in home, virtual, or catalog).

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


Technique Tuesday – Creating a Drop Shadow Greeting!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique for you today and that is creating a drop shadow greeting!!! There are so many color combinations that you could do for this card. I love it!!!

Creating a Drop Shadow Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a perfect Man Card and we all know I struggle with those since I love PINK! I am also loving this Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist color combination too! Perfect!!!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 4-1/4″ to use for the greeting. Using the Happy Birthday Framelit, I die cut the greeting in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist. For adhering them onto the Whisper White, there is always the Fine Tip Glue Pen! If you find that hard to use, try out this technique. I use a Silicone Craft Mat, Sponge, and Multi Purpose Liquid Glue. Just pounce in the glue a bit and then all over the die cut image. This gives the perfect amount and nice even coverage. First, I laid down the Lemon Lime Twist greeting. Second, I added the Night of Navy greeting just a smidge down and over from the other one. This gives that drop shadow look! Be sure your greeting is up high on the cardstock so that the rest of the design doesn’t cover it.

Layered Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble the card! I took a piece of Night of Navy (2″ x 4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. Next, I adhered this to the lower portion of the white piece, making sure it was the correct size for my card front. Then I placed a strip of Finely Woven Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist across the cardstock where they meet together. I added this piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals! For the mini greeting, I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%). I punched the greeting out with the Classic Label Punch and added it to the card with Mini Stampin Dimensionals! I just love it!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! It’s great to know what all of the pieces of each flower are for! 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


You Are A Ray of Sunshine!!!

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It’s Wednesday and we are half way through the week! Here is a little something to brighten your day and help you get through the week! Just know you are a ray of sunshine! Just breath out and smile!!!

You Are A Ray of Sunshine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another fabulous blue and yellow card and I just love it. Is this my new color combination that I will be using all the time now??? Check out this card for another fabulous blue and yellow combo!

For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). I just love this ombre pattern. Next, I placed the card base opened up onto my Precision Base Plate with the scallop die along the bottom and ran it through. This die is from the Seasonal Layers Framelits. Be careful that the die is centered so it doesn’t hit the edge of the Big Shot and move or bend. I like to use a Post-It Note to hold dies in place while die cutting!

Now it is time to decorate. I stamped the little circle from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set diagonally from the lower right to the upper left corner in Crushed Curry. I stamped 3 times with each time I inked it up. This variation in color goes along with the ombre paper. Next, I tied some of the Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon around the top of the card and into a knot.

For the greeting, I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) and stamped it in Dapper Denim Ink. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I punched out a second one in Dapper Denim and cut it in half. I added one half to the top portion of the greeting and the other half to the bottom. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added it to the card front. Finally, I finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots in the various shades. These things are just beautiful!!! I love them!!

What is your favorite color combination right now? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to try some new ones out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


PART 2: Hello Friend Daisy Card!!!

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I just love flowers and I think this Hello Friend Daisy Card fits the bill perfectly!!! This is the Part 2 to last weeks Two In One Daisy Card! You can check that out here!

Hello Friend Daisy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.comIsn’t this just heaven for all my flower lovers out there??? I love it and those soft colors of Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral are amazing!!!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base and layered on a piece of Wisteria Wonder (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) and layered it on top. This paper is where I got my color combination inspiration. Now for the greeting, I die cut a square using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot. These are some of my favorite framelits because that added texture of the stitch gives your project so much more WOW! I love them!

I stamped the greeting from the Wood Words Stamp Set because I needed a small but bold greeting. This one was perfect. I stamped the flowers from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. These are 2-step stamping flowers so I was able to add different colors. I used Old Olive Ink for the greenery and Wisteria Wonder Ink for the flowers. I added in some Tranquil Tide greenery on another card I created and liked that look as well.

Now it’s time to build onto the card front. I added the stamped square to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then for the large daisy flower, I used the one stamped and punched from the other card I made. I stamped and punched one more daisy out to layer them together. I used Calypso Coral Ink and the Daisy Punch. Next, I add the Daisy to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals too, making sure it is right next to but not on top of the greeting piece.

Now you have 2 amazing cards and using up all of the pieces. Don’t forget you can check out the Video Tutorial on both of these cards here! May no scrap, punched image, or piece of ribbon go to waste!!! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


How to Create A Two in One Daisy Card!!!

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Today I’m going to show you how to create a two in one daisy card. I used the NEW Daisy Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punch! I love being able to use punched out pieces for a second card right away otherwise I forget I have it and it never gets used!Two in One Daisy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is a quick and simple Note Card that uses Designer Series Paper and a simple punch! Let’s get started on this one!

I started  with a Whisper White Note Card & Envelope for this card. These things are a bit smaller than a regular sized card but quick and simple as they come together. The card base is already scored so that’s a bonus too! They come 20 to a pack. Next, I layered on a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″. Now for the top piece, I took a piece of Whisper White (3″ x 4-1/2″) and stamped the daisy and greeting from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink. TIP: Be sure the petal of the daisy is straight up a down, it will go into the punch super easy this way.

I kept the punched out daisy for card #2! Finally I added the punched and stamped piece to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals so it would have that 3D look! I finished off the card with a Gold Faceted Gem in the middle of the daisy! All done with the first card!

Daisy Punch Out Card, www.LaurasStampPad.comYou will have to stay tuned till Monday to see card #2 that uses that punched out daisy! But if you just can’t wait, 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!

Let me know in the comments below if you like to make cards like this that use one part for one card and the leftovers for another card! Do you save all of your leftovers and scraps or toss them?

Happy Stampin

~Laura


NEW 2017-2019 In-Colors!!!

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Happy June!!! That means the NEW Annual Catalog is out and the reveal of the NEW 2017-2019 In-Colors!!!! I am in love with them and the more I play with them the more I love them! For now, my favorites are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!!!

2017-2019 In-Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these fabulous cards created with the NEW Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. The patterns for this paper are the same as the now retired Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. Let’s take a look at the cards and designs!!!

Berry Burst, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let’s start with my favorite color – Berry Burst!!! I used Whisper White card bases for all of these and layered on the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″).

Lemon Lime Twist, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is my second favorite color out of the 2017-2019 In-Colors – Lemon Lime Twist. Next, I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) for the greeting. This is my new favorite label punch to replace the Decorative Label Punch!

Fresh Fig, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are made with Fresh Fig! This is a beautiful deep purple; very similar to the retired Blackberry Bliss!

Tranquil Tide, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Tranquil Tide is this weird green color that sometimes look like a nice deep forest green and other times I feel like it looks like it has blue in it. Either way I think it will be amazing for Christmas Cards and Man Cards!

Powder Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The final color is Powder Pink which is a super soft baby pink. It’s so perfect for that soft pastel look but also accents really well with darker pinks and many other colors.

Which color is your favorite new 2017-2019 In-Color?? Let me know in the comments below!

Remember that there are tons of different items that come in these new colors! The Ink Pads are sold individually or as a bundle of all 5 which saves you $5.00! The cardstock comes in individual packs as well as a multi-pack. There are markers sold as a set too! Now for the best thing of all, there are Bitty Bows which are just so precious. If you don’t like making bows, these are perfect for you! They already have adhesive on the back too! The bows are so perfect for any project!!!

Ready to start shopping in the new catalog, click here! Use the Hostess Code: 2GH4Z9WH and you will earn Double Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

If you would like to see all of these items in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling!!!

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Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling are just a few of the amazing things I got in my Pre-Order for the New Catalog!!! Here is a few sneak peaks!!!

Fresh Florals, Color Theory, Stamps, & Bling, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness this is just a pile of heaven!!!! Here are a few of my favorites that I quickly picked out!

In-Colors Collection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This designer series paper is just stunning! It has the same patterns as the current Floral Boutique and I LOVE IT! Note: there are distressed looks to the paper where some spots are lighter or splotchy and this is suppose to be like that! The Ribbons are perfect because they aren’t too wide and they are soft and flexible for tying knots and using on projects! Love love love!!!

Color Theory, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This  is another favorite of mine – The Color Theory Suite! I love these colors – Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. The cool designer paper, fabulous ribbon (which I realized is Bermuda  Bay and doesn’t coordinate like the others) and those glimmer enamel shapes. YUM! Glimmer Enamel Shapes…..like WOW!!!!

Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are some of the stamp sets. Many of these come as a Bundle with coordinating Framelits or Punches! Now I need to find time to PLAY!!!

Bling & Baby Bows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And then there are amazing accessories. Bling, Bows, and Punches are some of my absolute favorites! I’m super excited about that label punch since my favorite Decorative Label Punch is retiring. Now you have bows made already for you! How amazing is that?!?!?! I flipped over the second one so you could see that they already have adhesive on the back, just peel off the sticky. Love it!!!!

Can’t wait till June 1st? You can always join Stampin’ Up and get these products in your Starter Kit! You get to pick out $125 in any product you would like (retiring, current items, and sneak peak items) for just $99 and FREE SHIPPING! Click here for more information or reach out if you have any questions at all.

If you want to see the complete unboxing and reveal of my New Catalog Pre-Order Haul, check it out below or click here to watch and enter the drawing! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. You don’t want to miss out on the fabulous project I create with all of this!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite item is!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Brad’s 6th Anniversary Card!!!

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Today I’m sharing with you the card I made for Brad for our 6th Anniversary! I just love making cards for him that are super special! You can see some of the past ones I have made here, here, and here!

Brad's 6th Anniversary Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so maybe this should have been a card for me since I’m the one who loves Monkeys but he loved it too!!! Brad got me that little Monkey Boo just last week to add to my collect. Her name is April, by the way! I decided that would be my inspiration for my card! 🙂

I started with a Whisper White card base and rounded all the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch for a soft look. Next I layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip (4″ x 5-1/4″) rounding the corners before adhering it on. I used the Layering Circles Framelits and Crumb Cake to create the face. At first, I overlapped all of them but thought it looked too bulky. To solve that, I laid the two circles for the eyes over top of each other and traced the portion of the circle overlapped. I could have cut it with scissors but since I wanted a smooth look, I slide it into a Circle Punch and lined it up. That worked perfectly. I added the two circles and overlapped the third one. Using the Early Espresso Marker, I created the adorable little nose and mouth.

For the eyes, I die cut the circles with the Layering Circles Framelits in Perfect Plum cardstock. I added some glitter with the Silver Dazzling Details. For the center of the eye, I used the 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out Basic Black cardstock. Next, I added these to the eyes with a Stampin’ Dimensional. So that the eyes would look all glossy, I added lots of Fine Tip Glue Pen glue to the black centers. Once all of this was dry, I added the eyes to the card front. Now the little monkey has a face!!! For the ears and hands, I punched out Perfect Plum with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. I cut the circles in half and adhered them to the card front. For a little sparkle like April’s, I brushed over them with the Wink of Stella Pen. Isn’t it just the cutest?!?!?!

I love coming up with a new idea for cards for my husband! It usually involves lots of punches as I am not the best with free-handing it. Do you like to make special cards for those in your life? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Top 10 Retiring Items I’m Sad to See Go!

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When the retiring list comes out I’m always sad to see certain items go. Here is my Top 10 retiring items I’m sad to see go this year! I always take a deep breath and know that while I’m sad these are leaving, that just means there is more room for fabulous new products to come out. I hope you feel the same way!

Top 10 Retiring Items, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Decorative Label Punch – So my husband was reading off the list and I was marking everything in the catalog. When he mentioned this one, I screamed and just about cried. I love love love this punch and use it so much. I think I will hold on to mine even though I normally get rid of everything that retires. This punch just means so much to me. You can see samples using it here, here, and here. I really could go on and on with samples.

Tin of Cards Stamp Set – I love this set because it has the perfect size greeting especially to fit into the Decorative Label Punch. It also has a greeting for almost every occasion. I loved the Tin of Cards as well! My set is almost black because I used it so much and the stamps are stained. You can see samples here and here!

Mint Macaron  – I have really fallen in love with this color. It’s such a beautiful soft green and even looks a little blue sometimes. I’ll miss you Mint Macaron!

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – Okay we all know I love pink and sparkle. Um…hello?!?!?! This is just that and I love it. Good thing we can always create pink glimmer paper with re-inkers and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Bitty Butterfly Punch – This punch as well as the Elegant Butterfly Punch are just so beautiful alone and paired with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.

Elegant Butterfly Punch – Again, I am sad to see this one go. I just love butterflies. You can see some samples using this here, here, and here!

Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Sold Out) – Okay, so I feel like I have fallen off the embossing folder train a bit but I still like this one for backgrounds and Man Cards! I tend to use certain products a ton and then not as much. I feel like I have gone from Embossing Folders to Heat Embossing more.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set – This set is perfect for backgrounds and memory keeping. I have done lots of quick and simple cards using this set. I have also created a Birthday Calendar even after the kit was no longer available. See more samples here and here!

Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulent Framelits – I love flowers and this set was so much fun! The little flowers were perfect for cards and home decor pieces. Succulents are so in right now. Check out all these amazing samples here, here, and here!

So Detailed Framelits – I was just starting to really have fun with these. Check out some of my samples here and here! I guess I will need to start playing with the Detailed Floral Framelits!

So there are my Top 10 Retiring Favorites! How many of these are on your list? Tell me in the comments below what you are most sad to see go.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Mother-In-Law’s Amazing Card!!!

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Today, I’m sharing with your my Mother-In-Law’s amazing card that she created when we stamped together! Isn’t it just precious???

Mother-in-Law's amazing card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is so amazing and Cindy did a wonderful job on it with all the amazing details! Let’s get started on it!

Cindy started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Bermuda Bay (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, she took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to stamp the teddy bear on. She used the Baby Bear Stamp Set. The 3 step stamping was done in Crumb Cake Ink, Soft Suede Ink, and Chocolate Chip Ink. Then she fussy cut out the little bear. This is the crazy part. I am a horrible fussy cutter but she rocked  it and it really did make him POP! Before adding the teddy to the card front (Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″), she added a little color and texture using a Sponge Dauber and Bermuda Bay Ink. Next, Cindy added the teddy to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little bow using Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon is the perfect accent which was attached with a Mini Glue Dot.

The greeting was stamped from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay Ink! Finally, for the balloon, Cindy used the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch. No fussy cutting necessary for that one! 🙂 The balloon was stamped in Rose Red Ink. To adhere it to the card, Cindy added some Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the back of the balloon. She secured it with a Stampin’ Dimensional and then added a smidge of Fine Tip Glue to the teddy bear’s hand to secure the tail because otherwise it would flop around.

This card turned out perfectly and Cindy created it especially for her Sister-In-Law! The teddy seems so snugly because of the layered stamping and little bow. I think she will cherish it forever!

Some of the items used for this card are retiring as well as a lot of others. You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

These items are all while supplies last and some are sold out already! You can start shopping here! Only 1 more month till the New Catalog is out!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura