November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – To You & Yours!!!

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The November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – To You & Yours was perfect for me to have a few extra cards to send out to family and friends. I’m always thinking of someone else to send a card to or have a new customer that I want to send one to so this kit was perfect!!! Plus it came in a cute plaid box!!! Check out the unboxing of this kit here!

Dreaming of a Plaid Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The plaid theme for these cards was super adorable! I loved it. The little greenery pieces were delicate but already die cut for you! Woot Woot!

Christmas Greenery, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I actually didn’t use the ribbon for this card. Oppps I noticed it was on there after I was all done and then I thought I would just leave it off because I liked  the card. Also, I didn’t use the Mini Glue Dots from the kit, I used some Snail Adhesive. While it’s super fabulous that these kits come with adhesive, I love my Snail for a quicker project. I added a little bit of snail on the wood sticker and then pressed the greenery into it. It wasn’t a super strong hold but then I added the greeting over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It was super secure then! I love it!

Plaid Christmas Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super quick and simple as well. I placed the wood circle sticker down and then added 8-10 little dabs of Snail adhesive around the circle. I pressed the greenery into a circle over the adhesive. It worked perfectly. I added the little bow with a Mini Glue Dot.

November 2108 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The cute plaid matching envelopes makes it so cute and coordinating. I was able to whip these cards together so quickly and it was awesome. To just relax and craft my Paper Pumpkin Kit is amazing. I am really looking forward to Paper Pumpkin even more lately.

Today is the last day to get signed up for the December Paper Pumpkin Kit. Click here to get signed up! I have been told that it won’t be cards but rather a project. This intrigues me and I can’t wait to see what it is. I’ll be posting the unboxing on my YouTube Channel once it arrives. Can’t wait! Paper Pumpkin also makes the perfect little gift for someone. It comes with everything you need in the kit as well as directions!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Froofy Shmoofer Card!!!

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My husband names this card the Froofy Shmoofer card!!! I say that works, right?? Either way it’s a great card for any occasion, even Christmas!

Froofy Shmoofer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greenery piece from the First Frost Stamp Set. It is stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink. I started on the side and stamped it up high, flipped it over and stamped it towards the bottom and over and over. This creates a more random pattern. Then I added a little strip of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper across the center.

Detailed Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using just a little bit of adhesive in the center of the designer paper, I then added a little bit of the Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled. Don’t worry if it doesn’t seem secure because the greeting will also help hold it in place. For the greeting, I stamped it from the First Frost Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. Then I took another greenery piece form the set and stamped it over the top in Soft Sea Foam Ink. Then, I punched a few Soft Sea Foam sprigs with the Sprig Punch. I added these on opposing corners. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card would be a perfect for a winter wedding, Christmas, or even a just because. What occasion would you use this card for?? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget today is the last day for the Online Extravaganza. Get 10% off Inks and Tools!! Click here to check out the sale items!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Festive Farmhouse Fun!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend! We got to spend lots of time with both sides of the family. It was amazing and Claire enjoyed all the attention. Wish me luck today as I am her only entertainment. 🙂 Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to prepare for the next holiday!!! I created this cute and simple Festive Farmhouse fun card for just the occasion!

Festive Farmhouse Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m all about quick and simple cards this year because I just don’t seem to have much time lately now with little Miss Claire in our lives! 🙂 This card also uses every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Paper because it is a 4″ x 3″ piece! Bonus!

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base. Next, I took a piece of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) and layered it onto a piece of Crumb Cake (4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″). Then I added this piece to the card front. I took a piece of the Striped Burlap Trim and cut the ends to a point, making the points opposite for each end. Just add a little bit of Snail Adhesive to the designer paper and press the ribbon into it. It won’t be held super strong at this point but that’s okay. Adding the greeting over the top will hold it much better.

For the greeting, I used the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set. The kit is amazing but the coordinating stamp set is SUPER versatile. Check out these samples using it here and here! The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink and punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch. Then I layered it onto a Cherry Cobbler Scallop Circle. The scallop was die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits. The framelits create smooth and scalloped circles but I used my punch for the smooth one to go faster! If you only have the framelits, it would work perfectly! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture and to go smooth over the ribbon!

Do you like quick and simple cards for Christmas or more intricate, detailed ones? Let me know in the comments below! I’m off to work on my cards today! I have a lot to create since my family is huge and all of my customers get one! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All The Shimmer & Shine!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!!! Today, I’m sharing this amazing and very simple card. It’s got all the shimmer & shine which just makes it fabulous!

All The Shimmer & Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Can we just stare at this card for another moment??? Isn’t it amazing? The Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper has that amazing shine to it that just makes it pop and look so pretty all on its own. I like letting the paper do all of the work!!!

For this card, I used a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. It’s really hard to pick which piece to place down because both sides are amazing. Then I took another piece of the designer paper measuring 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and placed it towards the bottom of the card. This offers a nice little contrasting piece to help the greeting stand out.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the First Frost Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink. The greeting was stamped on Mint Macaron that was punched with the Banner Triple Punch for those perfect banner tips! I added the greeting to the card front on the right side with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture. On the left side, I adhered a little bow with Mini Glue Dots that was made with the Braided Linen Trim. This card was super quick and simple and yet stunning!

Do you prefer quick and simple cards or more detailed elaborate cards? Maybe you prefer a little bit of both depending on the day or how much time you have?? Let me know in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birthday Star!!!

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Happy Monday!!! The Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper may look all pretty, floral, and feminine but check out this fun Birthday Star card that is rather masculine.

Birthday Star, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Mossy Meadow measuring 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and layered on a piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Paper. This paper is beautiful because it is printed on shimmery paper. I love it!!! The Designer Paper measures 4″ x 3″ which is perfect for using up every inch of the 12″ x 12″ sheet. I love when I don’t have to waste any of it!

For the greeting, I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow measuring 2″ x 3″ and layered on a piece of Whisper White measuring 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. The greeting was stamped from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink. This stamp set has greetings for every occasion and a coordinating greeting for the inside. For a little decoration, I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon to the left hand side. On the top, I folded the ribbon to the back side and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then placed some Tear And Tape down and pressed the burlap into it. Using the All Is Bright Paperclips, I added the little star which also secured the ribbon. The greeting was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Do you think this card looks masculine? Let me know in the comments below! You could also recreate this card with a more floral piece from the same pack of paper for a feminine look or even a different occasion than birthdays!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Spooky Kitty!!!

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I love kitty cats and think they are just precious and fun. I don’t really feel like black cats are spooky unless it’s Halloween! Do you think this is a spooky kitty??

Spooky Kitty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Today, I’m going to share some tips on how I can create fun Halloween cards without buying lots of Halloween goodies. First of all, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween but that doesn’t mean I can’t make a few cards to send out! Therefore, I like to purchase minimal Halloween products but still create fabulous projects. Do you like to send out Halloween Cards?

For this card, I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base. Next, I took a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and added some Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper to the bottom (4″ x 3″). Using the Black Glittered Ribbon, I tied it into a knot around the top of the designer paper because  it smooths out the transition from designer paper to cardstock. Next, I stamped the greeting which is from a past September Paper Pumpkin kit which was Halloween themed. Paper Pumpkin always has perfect holiday stuff in it that can be used over and over. I love it!!! The greeting was stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink so it pops out on the purple.

Hat & A Cat, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Finally for the decorations, I used the Cat Punch and more Toil & Trouble Designer Paper. The spooky hat was fussy cut from one of the sheets. This was quick and it’s super cool to add an accent like this to your card even if you don’t like fussy cutting like me! The cat was added to the card front with Snail Adhesive and the hat was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals for texture.

So for this adorable card, I only purchase the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. The Paper Pumpkin subscription stamps and the Cat Punch were items I had on hand already. If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get fun holiday stamps for every occasion, click here!!!

I hope you enjoyed this simple and fun card!!! Hope you enjoyed this card and it gives you inspiration for your Halloween Cards this year! Click the supplies below to get yours created!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card!!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fun technique!!! We are securing Chicken Wire to your card….well not real chicken wire! Instead Stampin’ Up has created this fun Chicken Wire Element that is super cute and easy to add to your project!

Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving! I’m loving the colors and elements so much from the Country Lane Suite!

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the cotton floral image from the Country Home Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I used the Stamparatus so I had even spacing side to side and the images didn’t overlap. Not having to stress about stamp placement is amazing! Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the flowers. For the white cotton, I used the White Watercolor Pencil. It worked perfectly! Next, I added this piece to the card front.

Harvest Blessings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie from the Country Home Stamp Set. I made sure to stamp it on the right hand side so I had room for my ribbon and bow on the left. Next, I layered this onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. For the bow, I actually added a small piece of Braided  Linen Thread to the end, wrapping the ends to the back side and securing with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I took another piece to tie a bow and secure it on with a Mini Glue Dot. This faux bow look makes it look like it is wrapped around but yet the bow is not sideways! It’s perfect!

Before adding this on, I placed the Chicken Wire Element on the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock. I didn’t actually use adhesive on that piece but secured it with the Country Lane Designer Paper. Be sure to place the greeting piece off to the side as a guide for how low the designer paper needs to go so you aren’t covering up the designer paper or all of your stamped flowers. After securing the designer paper, I added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!!

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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Using Up the Pieces!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I wanted to share a card I created by using up the pieces I had leftover from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. It’s October so Halloween is almost here and I just had 1 sheet of the paper left. Here is what I came up with.

Using Up The Pieces, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I tend to cut my designer paper into 4″ x 3″ rectangles a lot because this uses up every inch of the 12″ x 12″ sheet. I like when I can use it all up with no scrap left behind.

Pumpkin Pie is the color I used for the card base. Then I layered on the piece of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) to the bottom portion of the card front. I tied some Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the card for some texture. While it is a bit see through, it still softens the transition from the cardstock to the designer paper. For the greeting, I used the Everyday Label Punch and the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. I stamped it in Soft Suede Ink. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought about adding bling or some sort of embellishment around the greeting but decided to just go simple. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, if you would like to check out more samples using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, click here, here, and here! I had so much fun with that set last year and was excited to get it out again this Fall!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights!!!

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I’m ready for Halloween this year thanks to Paper Pumpkin!!!  The September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights is super cute and easy to wipe up in no time at all! Check out all of the goodies in the unboxing of the kit here!

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Frights & Delights, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these little things adorable? I purchased a random bag of candy – M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix and they all fit in there perfectly. You will notice some I put down in there and then one of the M&Ms I just left standing tall (far right). So for that one, I didn’t fold the bag down but just added the tag over the top!

Spooky Boo Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are lots of options to mix and match for these treats. There are 3 styles of bags – spiders, cobwebs, and orange stripes. Then there are 3 options for the tags – orange with white border, white with orange border, and white with a purple border. I like the purple the best I think! 🙂 The 3 greetings are Eeeek, Boo, and Spooky. For the decorations, there is a bat, ghost, and pumpkin!

Eeeek Spooky Treat Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’ve never been good at following directions so mine are a little different than the samples in the kit. I placed the sticker greeting around the middle and then stamped the greeting below. Then I realized that my decoration (pumpkin, bat, ghost) didn’t fit on the tag. No worries, I just added it below the tag onto the bag or not at all like the one above!

Halloween Candy Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another tip that I did differently than the instructions was how I adhered the labels to the bags. I actually added some Tear & Tape to the label and then pressed it over the bag. I found this worked really well at holding tight! I love them and since there were 24 in the box, I have plenty for my nieces and nephews and trick or treaters. That’s right…..24 treat bags in this box. How amazing is that?!?!

Sign up TODAY for the October Kit! Today is the last day to get it on it! Click here for this fabulous box kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Stamping Perfect Corners!!!

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Have you ever wanted an image stamped in each corner of your greeting or project?? Today, I’m going to show you how stamping perfect corners is super easy!!!

Stamping Perfect Corners, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this greeting and it was super simple to create. Remember last week when I showed you Stamping In The Round??? We are going to use that same template for this card only this time, you just need to use the squares and not the diamonds on it!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I took a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ to layer on top. First, I thought it looked too plain so I stamped on it with the greenery from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. See the photo above. My husband said it looked too busy so I tried embossing it with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. See the photo below!

Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up, I layered on a piece of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″. I used this size so I could use up every inch of the fabulous paper! 🙂 I like to add this layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals when placing it on an embossed layer because I feel it is more secure in the grooves of the embossing. If you go the stamped route like the sample up top, you could layer it on with regular Snail Adhesive.

Fill The Season With Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using a 2-1/2″ square, I placed it in my Stamparatus using the square template. Then  I stamped down the corner image in Sahara Sand Ink. After, I stamped, I rotated the cardstock around so a new corner was placed in the stamping spot and stamped it down. Once I had  all 4 corners stamped, I stamped the greeting in the center. All of these images are from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. I layered this piece onto Blackberry Bliss.

Using the Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled Ribbon, I flipped over the greeting and placed it along the top with a bit of a tail hanging off. I secured it in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals placed half on the ribbon, half on the cardstock. Then I looped it around and secured the middle section, made another loop and ran the the last piece across the bottom. Once you have it all set, add a few more dimensionals for good measure. After all they are on sale today and I love them so much! Then I added this piece to the card front!

Which One? www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one do you like best – embossed or stamped Tranquil Tide layer?? Let me know in the comments below!

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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