Fussy Cutting Frenzy!!!

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Do you like to fussy cut?? You know where you cut out an image by hand rather than having a punch or framelit! I’m not a fan of it because I don’t have the patience. Apparently the day I made this card I had lots of time because I went on a Fussy Cutting Frenzy!!!

Fussy cutting frenzy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Minus the fussy cutting frenzy that took place to make this card, it was a fairly simple card. The amazing Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper and Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set did all the hard work!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base. Next, I stamped along the side using the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set and Mint Macaron Ink. TIP: Start somewhere in the middle with the circle image. Then stamp the twisted image on either side and fill in till it is complete. Also, make sure the twisted image is on the edge/falls off the edge. The designer paper will cover up the other end so if they aren’t all level, that’s okay! I did this same stamped image on the inside of the card too!

Next, I added the piece of Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper measuring 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Be sure it covers up all of the ends of the twisted stamped images. Then I fussy cut out the hummingbird from another piece of the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper. This paper is so gorgeous! Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the hummingbird to the card front!

For the greeting, I stamped it in Soft Suede Ink and punched it out with the coordinating Timeless Label Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). Then I stamped it again in Terracotta Tile Ink so I could fussy cut (hand cut it out) out the word kindness. Next, I glued the word kindness over the other one and flipped it over to add the ribbon. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the ribbon, I laid the ribbon down in a squiggle pattern and then added it to the card front.

Memorable Mosaic, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I did the same pattern of stamping along the edge and then I added some Very Vanilla cardstock to write on! This also covers up the unevenness of the twisted stamped image! 🙂

If you would like to see all of this 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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Punched Purple Posy!!!

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Happy Monday!!! The New In Colors are here but sadly Purple Posy isn’t! Stampin’ Up is having some quality issues with this color and they want to make it right before selling it! While that is super frustrating to not have this color, we all want a good product, right?!?!? Since I love the color but don’t have the ink pad, I’m just using the cardstock!!! Check out this beautiful Punched Purple Posy card!!!

Punched Purple Posy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I used the cardstock for the flowers and layer and didn’t need the ink pad! Thinking of out the box so I can use this fabulous new color! I’m loving purple so much lately! (Have I mentioned Claire looks really good in Purple too?? 🙂 )

I started with a Mint Macaron Card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Next, I stamped all over the background with the leaves from the Floral Essence Stamp Set! I used Mint Macaron Ink for the leaves for that perfect tone on tone look! Then I layered on a piece of Purple Posy cardstock measuring 3″ x 4″.

Floral Essence Purple Posy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I cut a piece of Whisper White measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
and stamped the greeting from the Floral Essence Stamp Set along the bottom in Memento Black Ink! I stamped 2 of the flowers from the same set onto Purple Posy cardstock too! You need 2 flowers so they overlay perfectly for that full punched purple posy! I don’t know that this is a Posy though…..I’m not good with flower names but I’m pretty sure. 🙂 Before adding the white layer to the card front, I tied some Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon around it. Then I added it to the card front and adhered the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

This style works perfectly for a lot of different occasions. Just change up the greeting and even the colors to match the occasion or season! I love it! Be sure to check out the supply list below if you would like to recreate this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Quick Thinking of You Card!!!

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Sometimes I like to really go all out on a card and other times I like quick and simple. That might be because of lack of time or a lack of creativity. Surely I’m not alone here. There are times I sit down to stamp and I got nothing. It is a struggle and I question everything. Then there are times I sit down and I can’t stamp/create fast enough. Try this with that and oh oh oh what about this. Have you had those days?? Let me know in the comments below! Today, I’m sharing this quick thinking of you card that I created on a blah day! Still nailed it I think! 🙂

Quick Thinking of You Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course it is fabulous, I used the amazing Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper!!! It is so beautiful!

I started with a Whisper White card base which means I don’t need to insert a white piece on the inside for writing on. Woot Woot! Next, I stamped the filigree image from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set on either ends in Mossy Meadow Ink. Then I added a 4″ x 4″ square of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper in the middle. Using a piece of this size means that you can get 9 of these cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper with no waste!

For the greeting, I used the Everyday Label Punch and the NEW Timeless Label Punch!!! Stamping the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set on Whisper White and layering it onto Petal Pink. Before adding it to the card front, I added a small strip of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon. Then I added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Get through this together, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I stamped another greeting from the same set in Mossy Meadow Ink. Then I stamped one of the flowers in Petal Pink! Just perfect! Also, is this greeting not the most fabulous thing ever?? I love it!

If you want to recreate this quick thinking of you card, check out the supplies listed below! Also, check out all the Magnolia Lane Designer Paper by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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You are Unstoppable!!!

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You get teary eyed at Graduations?? I always do because it is such a milestone in these graduates lives. They have accomplished so much and there is still so much for them to learn and experience. It is exciting and scary all at the same time. I think this card is perfect for Graduation – You are Unstoppable!!

You are Unstoppable, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It shows the graduate that they are amazing and can do anything they set their mind to. It also shows your love and support. The inside of the card says, “Keep reaching for your dreams, I will keep cheering you on.” I love it!!!

I started with a Flirty Flamingo card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I added a piece of the All My Love Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. This paper is retiring soon but still available. Get it before it is gone! I added some Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon along the crease/left hand side. It is just tied into a double knot. It doesn’t stand out a ton but adds a little texture. You could always go with a Lovely Lipstick Ribbon to make it really pop!

For the greeting, I used the Layering Squares Framelits for that fun scalloped edge. The scallop square is Soft Sea Foam and the smooth square is Whisper White. The greeting was stamped in Lovely Lipstick from the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set!!! The inside of the card has the coordinating greeting stamped on Whisper White!

This card style works for a lot of different occasions. The greeting, You Are Unstoppable, works for more than just Graduation too! Change up the greeting for whatever you need! Also, you can create 6 cards like this from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper! Woot Woot! Click the supply list below so you can create this card! Click here to see more samples using this Designer Paper!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Bring on the Gingham!!!

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Gingham is soooo IN right now! I did an entire class on Gingham using the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper! The class consisted of 2 cards for each of the 5 colors. I am going to share some today and the rest later in the week! Bring on the Gingham!!!

Bring on the Gingham, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These samples were done in Highland Heather!!! I used Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White cardstock as well!!!

Starting with the card on the left, I went with a Highland Heather card base. Next, I took a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for the left hand side. Before adding it to the card front, I added a small strip of Gorgeous Grape to the left side for a little pop of color! This is also a great way to use you scraps! For the greeting, I stamped it on a scrap piece of Whisper White from the Well Said Stamp Set! It has the perfect inside/outside greetings! I layered the greeting onto a Pearlized Doily which is layered over a 2-1/4″ Circle Punch of Gorgeous Grape! I finished it off with some Gingham Gala Sequins!

For the card on the right side, I used a Highland Heather card base too! Next, I took a piece of Gorgeous Grape (4″ x 5-1/4″) and layered on a 3-3/4″ square of gingham paper! Then I took some Whisper White Woven Thread and tied it around the cardstock where the gingham paper ends. This helps to give a smooth transition from one paper to another. For the greeting, I used the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. Again I used the Well Said Stamp Set for the greeting!!

The insides of the cards have the coordinating greetings and some of the leftover gingham pieces used as decoration! No designer paper waste here!!

Lemon Lime Twist Gingham, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the Lemon Lime Twist Cards, I used all the Tailored Tag Punch!!! For the card on the left, I placed the greeting down first with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This makes it pop more! Then I just added in all around till it was covered. Then I trimmed off the ones that were hanging off the paper!

The card on the right was created using a piece of Lemon Lime Twist gingham measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I layered the greeting with 2 of the tags just off set a bit. Using the Silver Baker’s Twine, I added some loops and secured it to the back of the greeting!

Again for the insides of the cards, I used leftover pieces of the designer paper!!!

If you want to create these cards, check out the supplies listed below! Also, stay tuned for the other 3 colors in the pack! I will be posting those later this week! Bring on the Gingham! Also, check out these designer paper tips!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Make It A Sweet Celebration!!

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Happy Friday!!! With Graduations, Bridal Showers, and Claire’s Birthday coming up…..Make It A Sweet Celebration!!!! I just thought this card captured it all! It’s quick, simple, and fabulous!!! After all, every day should be a sweet celebration!

Make It A Sweet Celebration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and a create way to use up designer paper and ribbon!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I stamped the greeting from Sweetest Thing Stamp Set at the bottom in Gorgeous Grape. I also stamped some gummy bears on the inside of the card too!!! Next, I took a piece of Coastal Cabana and ripped one edge. Then I adhered the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/2″) closer to the cut edge. I added this to the card front and then tied the Granny Apple Green/Coastal Cabana Reversible Ribbon around the card. I like to do that so it is more secure around the card and not just around the layer. That is all you need to do!

Simple and fabulous, right?? Check out the supplies below as some are retiring on June 3rd so get them before they are gone!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Crisscross Applesauce!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Today, I’m sharing a fabulous card and when I look at it, all I can think is crisscross applesauce. Who doesn’t say crisscross without applesauce following??? Unless maybe you were a big fan of the band!! Let me know in the comments if you were!

Crisscross Applesauce, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a simple card and a great way to use up designer series paper. Adding the stitched look to the rectangles and fun linen thread just makes it that much more special!!!

I started with a Fresh Fig card base and stamped the little flower all over in Fresh Fig Ink. The flower is from the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set. Next, I took 2 pieces of the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and die cut them with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits! Then, I stamped the greeting on the wooden one in Fresh Fig Ink. This greeting is from the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set.

On the smaller rectangle, I wrapped Linen Tread down the rectangle and back again creating that fun crisscross pattern. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back side to hold it all in place and for adhering to the card. This gives a little texture too. I finished it off with a little Frosted Flower Embellishment!

Strong & Beautiful, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I rounded 2 corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Using that same flower from the front, I stamped a few in Petal Pink and the coordinating greeting in Fresh Fig!!! I love the little decorated inside that just makes the card look so fabulous! After all, you can’t write on Fresh Fig cardstock anyway so why not add in some more fun!

Check out the supplies listed below so you can recreate this card! Many of these items are retiring so get them before they are gone!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Laura’s Quick Tips: Saving Ribbon!!!

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I know it is Tuesday and I usually do Technique Tuesday but instead we are doing one of Laura’s Quick Tips! This is kind of a technique! It’s a great way to use less ribbon off the spool and possibly use those little scraps you have laying around!

Laura's Quick Tips: Saving Ribbon,  www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a fairly simple card to create. The fabulous colors, designer series paper, and fun greeting make it amazing! To create a bit of texture, I added in the ribbon!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting and fun corner images with Stamparatus. These images are from the Amazing Life Stamp Set (retiring soon). The Stamparatus makes those corner images fit perfectly into place. Using the Poppy Parade Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the word Cake! I love how it makes it POP!

Life's Too Short To Say No To Cake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

One the images were stamped, I layered it onto a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock and flipped it over to add ribbon! Rather than adding one long strip of ribbon that starts at the top, loops across, back across, and comes out the bottom. It was over 12 inches of ribbon I would have needed. Instead, I laid the first piece down, secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals and trimmed it off. Next, I cut a small loop and secured it to the other side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I did this with another loop and another end piece. By only using small pieces of ribbon, I saved over 6 inches of ribbon. You could also use ribbon scraps that you have laying around!!

Ribbon Saving Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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Humming Along!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s the start of a new week! Let’s make it a good one! Hopefully these cards will brighten you day and get it off to a good start! I know I am loving the Spectrum Pads and these amazing colors.

Humming Along, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t they beautiful?? I stamped them at different angles so then when I went to assemble them onto cards, I had to work with it! It was super fun to try a different look for each. Which is your favorite??

The card base for each is Gorgeous Grape and I stamped the flower from the Humming Along Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Ink. The polka dot layer is from the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper and it measures 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. For the one below, I used a strip measuring 2″ x 5-1/2″.

Hummingbirds, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the hummingbird, I stamped it in a Spectrum Pad that I have inked with Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay. The Hummingbird is from the Humming Along Stamp Set as well. Some of them were stamped with blue on the top and some with blue on the bottom. Just changing the angle that you go across the ink pad can create a whole new look!

Amazing Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to decorate the inside of the card! I used more images from the Humming Along Stamp Set! It is just beautiful!!!

Don’t forget that Retiring List is out and these items are all while supplies last. The Humming Along Stamp Set and the Spectrum Pads are both retiring so get them today! Click here to start shopping or click the items below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Stamping On Designer Paper!!!

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Typically I prefer a more clean, bold, solid look rather than shabby chic, rustic, or subtle look. What about you??? For this card though I decided to stamp on the background designer series paper rather than adding another layer. It like a whole new way of stamping for me. You should try it out! Stamping on Designer Paper is fun!

Stamping on Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it beautiful?? Have I mentioned I also like flowers?!?! lol I love them so much I even created a Tag for easy search on all my flower cards. Just click here!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I took a piece of the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration 2019) and adhered it down the center! Using the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and Tranquil Tide Ink, I stamped a few greenery pieces all around the top and bottom. This was done before layering the greeting and everything so it wasn’t in the way. Next, I added a little bit of adhesive in the center and pressed 2 pieces of the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon into it. It is okay if the ribbon doesn’t seem super secure as the greeting will help hold it in place too!

Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting is from the Part of My Story (Sale-A-Bration 2019) Stamp Set and I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the greeting to the card front. Dimensionals adhere to the ribbon and the bumps and grooves much better than using Snail Adhesive. Next, I stamped and die cut the flowers in Gorgeous Grape using the Painted Season Stamp Set. I added the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensonals too. To finish it off, I stamped a few Gorgeous Grape star clusters all around.

I really love how this card turned out and I am going to try stamping on designer paper more often now. What do you think?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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