Technique Tuesday – Colorful Fall Leaves!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you! Aren’t these colorful Fall leaves so real looking? I love how each one comes out different and they are just so stunning!

Colorful Fall Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

This technique is super fun and simple! All you need is a baby wipe and your favorite fall colors of Ink Refills!

I started with a Cajun Craze card base. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I actually stamped my greeting at the end but if you are concerned about leaving enough space, you can stamp it first. The greeting was stamped in Early Espresso Ink from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. This stamp set is perfect for all year long. Check out these other samples I created using it here, here, and here!

Now for stamping the leaves. I took a regular baby wipe and unfolded it from all of the creases in the package. Then I folded it in half twice to create a rectangle/square. I placed mine in a clear mount stamp case but any sort of plastic surface or disposable plate would work. Then simply add drops of your favorite fall colors from Ink Refills. I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke.

Baby Wipe Ink Pad, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is now the ink pad that I used for stamping the large and small leaf from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I stamped the images all around the left hand side, top and bottom! Once I had all the leaves I wanted, I added some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon to the bottom. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added it to the card front. The card at the top was done with a knot and the one below I just added a strip of the ribbon. Which do you prefer?

Fall Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This new “ink pad” that was created can stamp tons of leaves before drying out or using it all up. Mine was actually still wet and usable the next day even! Of course every time I create a new “ink pad” it comes out different. Sometimes I have more of one color and other times I have a big splotches of color. I just love that crackle look from the texture on the baby wipe and the colors blending together!

Multi-Colored Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

If you would like to see this 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

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Technique Tuesday – Treat Tubes For Every Occasion!

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Happy Tuesday!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today, I’m showing you these fabulous Treat Tubes from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!!

Treat Tubes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are 2 tubes that I decorated for Halloween and Christmas. Well actually that little red bow could be any occasion….like Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Baby, etc. That is what is so fun about these! They are cute, simple, and fun!

Pumpkin Test Tube, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the little Pumpkin one, I used some of the Pick A Pattern Designer Washi Tape to wrap around the top and bottom. For the tag, I used the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits (Bundle and Save 10%). I simply stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink so it wouldn’t bleed when I colored it with the markers. I wanted that bold, bright color so I went with markers. Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Basic Black were the colors I used!

Pumpkin Tag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this set because it makes perfect little tags with the hole in it to tie it on and it’s a front and back tag. Isn’t that adorable??? I used Black and White Baker’s Twine to tie it on!

Red Bow Topper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went super simple with this one and placed a Mini Bow on top! Adorable!!! You could always add a tag if you wished!

A few tips for the inside goodies: Candy, Tic Tacs, M&Ms, Hot Cocoa, Coffee Beans, Single Serving Drink Packets (coffee, tea, lemonade, etc.), Bath Salts, Candles/Balloons/Confetti, Spice Mix, Glitter, Oats & Glitter for Reindeer Food, Marshmallows inside tied to a Hot Cocoa Packet. Let me know in the comments if you have any other great ideas!!!

If you would like to see these in action and lots of other Gift Packaging ideas, check out the Video Tutorial below. I will be posting more items from the video on here tomorrow so stay tuned! 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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August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings!!!

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You all know I just love Paper Pumpkin because it’s so fun and different!!! The August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings is just that. Look at that amazing color combination!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit made 8 cards with decorated envelopes, 6 tags, and included a fabulous gift box!!!! The greetings in the set included Thanks, Sympathy, and Congrats. Sympathy is something I always like to have on hand but I’ll be honest, it’s not one I remember to make. The stamp set included an inside greeting as well. BONUS!

Floral Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These tags are super cute and simple! I have already used a few to decorate some prizes I gave out to some fabulous stampers!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the cards individually with their decorated coordinating envelopes. There was also so much goodie decoration that I added some to the inside of the cards as well. You can see the coordinated greetings on these too!

Card Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the adorable card box! This would make an amazing gift for someone but I like the cards so much, I don’t want to gift them! Maybe I’ll buy a refill kit for this one and gift that. Did you know that you can purchase Paper Pumpkin Refill kits? Click here to check them out!

August Leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Even after all of that fabulous-ness and extra decorating, I still had all of this left over! Of course the ribbon goes around the gift box but look at all of this goodie! I love how the Paper Pumpkin kits always come with so much stuff! It is a great value!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, you totally should! September is the perfect month to do so because it’s half price for new subscribers. Sign up with the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917 (zero nine one seven). Click here to get started. There is nothing to lose when you pay $10 and get a clear block, stamps, at least one ink spot and all the supplies to make the project. It’s always a surprise and I can’t wait to see what the September Kit will be. Get signed up before the 10th!!!

If you would like to check out past Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!!

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Lemon Cupcakes Are My Favorite!!! There is just something about that tang and the sweetness! Cupcakes are heavenly to me anyway!!! Let me know in the comments…..cake or cupcakes???

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When I decided to make cupcakes with embossing paste icing, I knew I wanted yellow for a lemon look!!! I think I nailed it! 🙂

I started with a Night of Navy card base (4-1/4″ x 11″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ and stamped the greeting from the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set in Night of Navy. Be sure to stamp it on the lower portion so the Designer Paper doesn’t cover it! I layered this onto the bottom of a piece of Daffodil Delight (4″ x 5-1/4″). On the top portion, I layered on a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″). The designer paper till overlap over the top of the greeting piece. I tied some Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon around the piece, covering the overlap of papers. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the cupcake, I used the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. The liner is a 3 step stamping image. I stamped the largest image in Crumb Cake Ink. The next image was stamped in Soft Suede (stamped off once) and the smallest final image in Soft Suede (full strength). The icing was stamped with the largest (most solid) image in Crushed Curry. I decided on using a darker yellow so it would really pop! I added the liner to the card front with Snail Adhesive but I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the icing! It is easier to ice the cupcake when it is adhered on already. Plus, this way you don’t have to touch it again while it dries.

Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this icing, I added a few drops of Daffodil Delight Re-inker to some Embossing Paste. Using the Palette Knives, I mixed it in and then added a fine layer to the cupcake icing. Go thin so it doesn’t take forever to dry and there is less curling and cracking of the cardstock. A few things I did to finish off the card were add some Glitter Enamel Shapes to either side of the greeting and Wink of Stella on the icing! Be sure the embossing paste is completely dry and just brush some glitter all over for a hint of shine! I just love how this turned out!!!

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Crazy for Copper Roses!!!

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This card is just stunning with the copper roses! I love the bling from the embossing but all the simplicity of the single image and designer paper!

Copper Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know I love flowers oh so very much so this card is already fabulous in my book! I hope you all love it too!

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Petal Garden Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Now for that amazing rose. I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 4-1/2″) and tapped the Embossing Buddy all over it. This reduces the static on the paper so the embossing powder doesn’t stick in places it shouldn’t. Using the rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set, I stamped it in VersaMark Ink. This is the tacky ink for holding the embossing powder. Next, I poured Copper Embossing Powder over the top and tapped off the excess. To set the powder, I used the Heat Tool on setting 2.

Once it cooled, I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set. When I did this card in class sometimes we had a hard time fitting the greeting in. You could stamp the greeting first but allow it to dry for a bit and be sure to use the embossing buddy over the greeting. If you don’t the little bit of moisture from stamping the greeting will hold onto the embossing powder. To finish it off, I tied some Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon around the rose. Next, I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I placed it on diagonally which is always a bit of a struggle for me. The look is super cool but then I think it just looked crooked. I say just place it down and go with it!!! Made with love and not perfection! 🙂

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand!!!

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I think that Pink & Gold go hand in hand. Every girl needs a little bling in her life whether it is gold or silver!!!

Pink & Gold Go Hand In Hand, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These colors are just so fabulous together! Don’t forget that the other half of the Bundle of Love Designer Paper is a beautiful blue!!!

For this card, I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Rather than wasting all of it by covering it up, I die cut the scallop circle out of the middle before layering on the Designer Paper. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the scallop and smooth circle! Once I had cut out the middle, I layered on the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper. The designer paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″ and I cut it at 2″ to have a 2″ piece and a 3″ piece! It doesn’t matter which one is the gold side and which is the pink, that’s all personal preference.

After adhering those on, I added a strip of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the spot where the paper comes together. This gives a nice clean look and I did adhered the ends on the back side and added it to the card base.

Love & Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the greeting, I stamped it from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Blushing Bride Ink. To give it a little more color and pop, I brushed the edges with a Sponge Dauber. Next, I layered it onto the scallop Gold Foil circle and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used for this card, you can see them all here:

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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

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Starry Night on Earth!!!

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I love Navy and Silver for Holiday Cards and this starry night card is just perfect!!!

Starry Night on Earth, www.LaurasStampPad.comEven though I enjoy using Night of Navy, I try not to use it as the card base since it is harder to write in or then I have to add a Whisper White base inside. For this card, I just went with a white layer to add even more POP!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Night of Navy and stamped all over the background with the starry image from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set! You can get this set this month before the Holiday Mini Catalog comes out on September 1st! Be sure to stamp off the edges of the cardstock for that nice background that looks like it continues on. Once I was finished stamping, I tied some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card and added it to the card base!

Carols of Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I cut 3 squares! The Silver Foil is a 3″ square. The Night of Navy is a 2-34″ square and the Whisper White is a 2-1/2″ square. Using the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink. Next, I layered them all together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Rhinestones!!! I just love it!

You can check out some more samples using the Carols of Christmas Bundle here, here, and here! This Bundle is available this month as a sneak peak before the Holiday Mini Catalog comes out on September 1st!!! Get a head start on your Holiday Cards!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday ~ Fresh Florals One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I have another fabulous technique for you! This Fresh Florals One Sheet Wonder is stunning and simple! You can create 16 of these cards with one sheet of Designer Paper!

Fresh Florals One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Isn’t this card beautiful? Any type of greeting could be stamped on there with this style of card. The Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper has a pattern and color for everyone!

I started with a Berry Burst card base. Next, I cut a piece the pieces for layering!

3″x 3″ Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (there are 16 squares per 12″ x 12″ sheet)

3-1/8″ Square of Island Indigo

3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White

3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ Island Indigo

I simply layered each of the pieces together. Using the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Berry Burst Ink. I finished it off by tying some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon above the greeting. I added the focal point to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some texture! Plus, you all know how much I love dimensionals! Don’t forget the inside of the card too! This stamp set has the perfect greetings for inside and outside of the card!

Anniversary Card Inside, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Remember that making multiples of one card is much easier than making different styles of cards. You can get 16 of these cards out of 1 sheet of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper. Cut for all 16 now and assemble them. Change up the greetings so you have a card for every occasion on hand for when you need it! If you would like to see more One Sheet Wonders, click here, here, and here!

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

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Welcome Baby!!!

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This Welcome Baby Card is simple and yet precious! Change up the colors for a specific gender or to match the child’s nursery colors!

Welcome Baby, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love to soft colors and the texture from the embossing, ribbon, and scallops!

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″ and embossed it. I ran it through the Big Shot in the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder and added it to the card front. Using some of the Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon, I tied a knot around the card in the middle. For the greeting, I die cut out the smooth circle and scallop circle with the Layering Circles Framelits! The greeting was stamped from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink. To add a little more color to the greeting, I brushed the edges of the circle with a Sponge Dauber! I layered the circles together and then added them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love the simple, clean look of this card. It is one that could be made up with a few being pink, a few blue, and a few yellow. Do you like to make multiples of cards to have on hand or make them as you need them? Let me know in the comments below!

Here are the products I used for this card!

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Pretty Label Punch & Layered Circles!!!

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This greeting really pops with the Pretty Label Punch and layered circles! I just love how it all coordinates together!Pretty Label Punch & Layered Circles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at how that greeting just POPS! I got this idea from the talented, Mary Ellen Stites! Thanks M.E.! Let’s get started!

I started  with an Elegant Eggplant card base. Next, I took on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Layered Leaves Texture Impressions Embossing Folder. A little tip with these super deep impression folders is to spritz the paper with a little water before running it through the folder. This allows the fibers in the paper to press into the folder without having those lines and creases. I added a strip of the Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon and just tacked the ends on the back side!

Now for that fabulous greeting!!! I used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). Here is a list of each layer I used:

1″ Circle Punch for top layer thank you greeting

1-1/4″ Circle Punch for the green wreath portion

1-3/8″ Circle Punch for the Wisteria Wonder layer

Pretty Label Punch for the wider floral layer

1-3/4″ Circle Punch for the Elegant Eggplant base layer

A few tips along the way. I ended up using a marker to color in the Thank You greeting because the 1″ Circle Punch still leaves a hint of that wreath around it when it is punched out. That seemed to bother me so I just inked up the greeting only and it worked better. Always stamp first and then punch it out so you can center it much easier! The colors I used were Elegant Eggplant, Lemon Lime Twist and Wisteria Wonder! I added Stampin’ Dimensionals between the Wisteria Wonder circle and floral Pretty Label Punch. Also, I used them to adhere the greeting to the card! To finish it off, I added some bling with the Gold Faceted Gems.

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

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