White Washing!!!

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Happy Wednesday…..but sort of like a Tuesday! Since the launch of the Year End Closeout was yesterday, I posted about all of that so you didn’t miss out! So that means today I’m sharing the fun Technique “Tuesday”. It is all about White Washing!!!

White Washing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How fabulous is this magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set?!?!?! Beautiful! I am loving it so much! I had fun with different color combinations and variations of the White Washing Technique. Simply White Washing like the one above….or adding color like this one!!

Adding Color to White Washing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Simply adding a little color with a Sponge Dauber takes this technique to a whole new level! I love it so much! Then I thought I would try it on green so that the leaves are already green and I would just do the flower! Here’s that look!

Good Morning Magnolia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you would like to recreate these fun cards, check out the supply list below!

Check out the full tutorial of this White Washing Technique 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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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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Christmas Cheer!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It seems a bit odd to have a post on Christmas Cheer when it’s actually Thanksgiving Week but….. I still love your Thanksgiving but I have to work on my Christmas cards too!!!

Christmas Cheer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is one of those quick and simple cards that you can whip up in no time at all. It uses up every inch of your designer series paper too! You can even call it a One Sheet Wonder if you would like!

I started with a card base of Very Vanilla measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. I like to use this size when wrapping ribbon around my card because it uses less. Going around the card at 4-1/4″ is better than going around it at 5-1/2″. Although I went around it twice so who is really saving ribbon here?!?!?! Next, I cut the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper into 4″ x 4″ squares. This makes 9 squares from one 12″ x 12″ piece of designer paper! Great for making multiples!

Toile Tidings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, I added the greeting in the lower right corner. There are so many greetings in various sizes so it’s perfect to mix and match and have fun! Then I added some ribbon. The card up top uses the Real Red Curly Ribbon and this one here uses the Garden Green Double Stitched Ribbon. Another option is to use the other side of the designer paper which is Garden Green. There are lots of great ways to mix up this card to make it a little different but still use the same products!

Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Click the supply list below to get started on your Christmas Cheer cards today!

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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Laura’s Quick Tips: Cutting Ribbon!!!

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Ribbon is my #1 embellishment for sure. I just love the different textures, the shine, and the ways you can use it. Tie a bow, tie a knot, lay it flat, wiggle it behind the focal point….so many options! Today, I thought I would share a Laura’s Quick Tips on cutting ribbon and getting a clean line!

Ribbon Cutting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The 2 major points is to make sure you are holding the ribbon tight on both ends of where you are cutting. This makes for a nice clean line where the scissors aren’t munching or pushing the ribbon. The next time is to have clean scissors. I clean mine often with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel! It takes off the sticky and gunk.

If you would like to watch me cutting ribbon with a nice clean line, 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!!!

Don’t forget that the Christmastime is Here Suite is still available. The products can be purchased as a bundle or individually! This is super awesome because you can go back and get more of that fabulous gold ribbon and Glittered Enamel Dots. LOVE THOSE! Click here to check it out. Click here to see samples using these products!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Paper Snips
$10.00

Let The Paper Steal The Show!!!

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Let the paper steal the show and you have a quick and simple card created in no time at all. Check out this beautiful card using the Christmastime is Here Suite!!! Also, remember these items are while supplies last so click the supplies below to get yours today!

Steal the Show, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Christmastime is Here Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto Soft Sea Foam (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then added those layers to the card front.

For the greeting, I die cut the label using the coordinating Roses Dies and stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler Ink. The greeting is from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set. I felt the greeting didn’t pop enough so I layered this onto some Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut out a little layered look. Since the lines are straight, this wasn’t that hard. To finish it off, I added a little piece of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon to the back, securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Christmas Pines, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I used images from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set to stamp along the top and bottom. This greenery look is perfect for Christmas time! It was stamped in Mossy Meadow and the greeting in Cherry Cobbler! You could always add some of the greenery to the envelope as well! 🙂 Such a fabulous card that is super quick since you are letting the designer paper do all of the work and steal the show!

Remember to get these beautiful products before they are gone as they are while supplies last! Check out more samples using these products here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Christmas Rose Bundle (English)
$61.00

Wishing You Well!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you had an amazing weekend! I sure did! Lots of family time and a little bit of relaxing time….that’s my kind of weekend! 🙂 What about you??? Let me know your perfect weekend plans in the comments below!!! Then we can get to this Wishing You Well Fall Card!

wishing you well, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is quick and simple to create. You can get 9 of these from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper! Add a different greeting for the occasion and it’s perfect all Fall long!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and layered on some of the Come To Gather Designer Paper (4″ x 4″). On the lower portion, I stamped the greeting from the Gather Together Stamp Set. The greeting was stamped in Cajun Craze Ink. Then I took some of the Come To Gather Satin Ribbon and tied it around when the designer paper ended. This gives a smoother transition from designer paper to solid cardstock. Add this to the card front and you are all set!

I will admit that this satin ribbon is rather wide and therefore makes a thick knot. Normally I’m not a fan of such a chunky embellishment and press on it a little to soft/flatten it and you are golden! You could always use twine in the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack or just place a strip of the satin ribbon across and not tie it. It’s all up to you!!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Fall! I’m wishing you well! 🙂 Check out more samples using these products here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Warmth & Love!!!

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That’s what we all need this time of year – warmth & love! Am I right??? Well I hope this card brings it to all of you!!!

warmth & love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m so in love with the Christmastime is Here Suite. All of the amazing products are used in this card. The Stamps, coordinating Framelits, Gold Ribbon, Designer Paper, and Gold Enamel Embellishments are all part of it!

Here I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Then I layered on a piece of the Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper (4″ x 4″). This means that you can get 9 cards from 1 sheet of the paper. Next, I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler at the top from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set and tied some of the ribbon around the card front.

Red Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the roses, I stamped them in Basic Gray and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede and Old Olive were the colors I used! After die cutting it out, I added it to the card front and just trimmed off the part hanging over. To finish it off, I added some of the Gold Glittered Enamel Embellishments! STUNNING!!!

Be sure to check out this post and this one for more on this amazing bundle full of warmth & love. It is while supplies last so don’t delay. Click the supply list below to get yours today!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00

Christmas Roses!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s technique is a bit tricky…..stamping or coloring! Can you guess which one I did on these Christmas Roses?? Which one do you prefer??

Christmas Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am just loving the Christmas Roses Stamp Set that just came out this month! The image is stunning and so fun to color! The card above is actually colored rather than stamped with all of the coordinating images. While stamping was easy to do as the images are photopolymer, I found coloring to be more fun!

This card was created super quickly as I just stamped in the image in Basic Gray and then colored it with Stampin’ Blends. Next, I die cut it with the coordinating Roses Dies. After that, I added it to the card. The card base is Mossy Meadow with a piece of the Christmastime Is Here Designer Series Paper!!! While the Suite has a lot of gold in it, I decided to branch out and use some silver for the card.

Coloring Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Meanwhile, stay tuned for tomorrow’s card where I show more fabulous samples using the Christmastime is Here Bundle. Remember it is while supplies last so get these fun products before they are gone!

If you would like to watch me show off these Christmas Roses, 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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Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmas Rose Stamp Set (English)
$38.00

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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