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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Can’t Get Enough Copper!!!

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Gold and Silver have been around forever….or it seems to me…but Copper hasn’t and I’m in love lately. I just can’t get enough Copper!!! The Joyous Noel Suite from the Holiday Mini Catalog has lots of Copper!

Can't Get Enough Copper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The texture and shine on this card is just stunning!!! It’s also super easy too so this is a great card to make multiples for Christmas!

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand for my card base. Next I cut a piece of Copper Foil Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder. That is my favorite folder right now as well as the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. Also, I cut a piece of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper in a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece. Then I added these two pieces to the card front!

Copper & Merlot Ribbon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped the greeting in Merry Merlot Ink. The greeting is from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a bow made from the Merry Merlot and Copper Ribbon. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the card front. I love it!

Are you a big Copper fan? Or do you like Silver or Gold more? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Stamping-In-The-Round!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! Today, I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! I am showing off the Stamping-In-The-Round Technique with the Stamparatus!!! Some techniques like watercoloring come out different each time but this is one that comes out the same each time and  it’s fabulous!!! I got this technique from fellow stamper Joanne Cantrell.

Stampin-In-The-Round, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just so fabulous and rather easy to create. I love the added bling with the Glimmer Paper. 🙂

I started with a Smoky Slate card base and added a piece of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Pack. The Glimmer Paper measures 2″ x 5-1/2″. Next, I took a Mossy Meadow 3-1/2″ square and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. After placing that down, I knew where I could stamp the greeting. I used Merry Merlot Ink and the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set.

Peaceful Noel Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that fabulous wreath that I created using the Stamparatus. First I created a template with squares and diamonds in a 3″ square. I placed the Whisper White 3″ square on the template and then placed the greenery piece from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set on the edge. This is the start of the wreath. Using Mossy Meadow Ink, I stamped the first greenery piece. Then I rotated the square to the diamond template and stamped again. Continue rotating around and around until your wreath is complete. Next, I added a few holly berries in Merry Merlot. I found that it looked best to stamp them off to the side (on the white) so they would show up better. I added this to the card front and then tied a bow using the Copper & Merry Merlot Ribbon. Using Mini Glue Dots, I adhered the bow to the card front!

This technique is super handy for lots of different stamped images on corners or in a circle.

If you would like to see this all in action and what the template looks like, 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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Eeeek It’s Halloween…..Well Not Yet!!!

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Happy Monday!!!! Eeeek It’s Halloween!!! Okay, not today but it sure is coming upon us fast. This is the last week of September and of course I can’t share Halloween samples with you on the day….it’s too late by then! So I’m sharing this one early!!!
Eeeek It's Halloween, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so if you have been following me for awhile, you probably know I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I easily get scared and I just don’t feel like growing up it was that big of a holiday so I’m just sort of meh about it! It seems people are either SUPER in love with Halloween or in the same boat with me! Which one are you??? Let me know in the comment below!

Since I’m not a huge fan, I bought the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog and that’s it! I have created a few fun cards using that cute paper because after all I do still need a few Halloween Cards. Paper Pumpkin is my other savior because it always has goodies for the holidays. In fact, this greeting is from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit! I love it and might just use it again next year! 🙂

I started off with a Whisper White card base. Then I cut the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper into 2″ x 2-5/8″ rectangles. That is 2-1/2 and then 2 more little marks past. LOL Normally, I don’t do eighths but sometimes it’s required. These rectangles were placed using with opposites patterns. You could always recreate this card using the back sides of both pieces for another fun look. It’s always fun when you have options with both sides! Next, I added some of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the top and tied it into a knot. Have you seen this ribbon? It is stunning…bling bling!!!

For the greeting, I stamped it from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit in Gorgeous Grape and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. Then I punched out another one in Pumpkin Pie. Cut the Pumpkin Pie one in half and add one half to the left side of the greeting peaking out as far as you wish. Then add the other half to the other side. This gives a fabulous layered look! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

This card is super simple and could be used with lots of different papers and greetings! I hope you enjoyed it and have an idea for getting your Halloween cards ready to go early this year!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Galvanized Metallic & Tin Tile!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Yesterday, I shared the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and all the cool looks with foil paper. Today, I’m sharing a sample I created using the Galvanized Metallic & Tin Tile Folder!!!

Galvanized Metallic & Tin Tile, www.LaurasStampPad.com

That Galvanized Metallic Paper goes together so well with Rich Razzleberry, don’t you think??? I love it!!!

I started with a Mint Macaron card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Then I cut a piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper (4″ x 3″) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. I just love how detailed and fabulous that folder is. Check out yesterday’s post to see more on this folder. Also, I cut a piece of the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″). Next, I added these to the card front, overlapping them in the center. You can decide which one you want to show more.

So Grateful For You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I started by adding some Tear And Tape all along the overlap of the papers. Then, I pressed some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon into it and trimmed the ends flush with the edge of the cardstock. Normally I wrap the ribbon around to the back but I thought I would try something new this time since this ribbon is a little more bulky and I didn’t want it to cause a bump.

The greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry from the Country Home Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched it out and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a smooth look over the ribbon and they press into the embossed image better. To finish it off, I added some Frosted Epoxy Droplets to the ends. The frosted look goes well with the rustic paper! It’s just perfect!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m super excited because it’s our Annual Family Reunion and I just love weekends full of family time!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Oh Darling, You Are Fabulous!!!!

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I don’t know if I have ever said Oh Darling before but this Oh Darling, You Are Fabulous greeting is fun! I do love the word fabulous and say it a lot!! Do you say either of these phrases?

Oh Darling You Are Fabulous, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have used this card concept many many times but it’s a classic. It works so well and there are lots of ways to mix it up. Change the designer paper, the greeting label piece, and the ribbon for a totally different look each time.

I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I added a piece of the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (4″ x 3″) to the bottom half. This 3″ x 4″ piece is perfect because it uses every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper. Using some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, I covered up the line where the designer paper ends. The ends of the ribbon are wrapped around to the back side and secured with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I die cut out the label using the Stitched Labels Framelits. Then I stamped the greeting from the coordinating Stitched All Around Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well because I wanted a nice smooth greeting piece. Otherwise it would be lumpy over the ribbon.

Have you created a card with this layout before? Let me know in the comments below. If you haven’t, I highly recommend it because it’s fun and simple!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Stamping a Perfect Row!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! I am stamping a perfect row of vases today!!! No worries or panic that you will get them all straight or you have nailed it and now for the final vase and…..boo you messed up. The Stamparatus makes it quick and easy!

Stamping a Perfect Row, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I love the colors in this card. They are so bright and cheery and go so well together – Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry! First I’m going to start with a little set-up tutorial for the Stamparatus before getting into the full details of this card.

First, I lined up all three vase outlines on my cardstock spaced out and what seemed lined up straight. Then I shut the Stamparatus plate to pick up each of these vases. Using the grid lines on the clear plate, I made sure the vases were in fact straight and then I stamped a practice round onto scrap paper to verify. Next, I took the solid vases and placed them on the scrap stamp piece and then shut the other plate. Now I have my outlines on one plate and the solids on the other plate. When I decided to do the vases in different colors, I realized I couldn’t have them all on the same plate because it was difficult to get color on that middle vase without making a mess on the other 2. So I took the middle vase out and stamped that one by hand. Then I inked the other 2 vases with their colors and stamped them with the Stamparatus.

Keeping the vases in place, I flipped both Stamparatus plates over and stuck the scallop trim on one and the greeting on the other. Again I used a scrap piece of paper till I got it lined up correct. For the scallops, I placed the paper down, stamped, flipped the paper around, and stamped again. This gave me that top and bottom border.

Now for the card details. I started with a Coastal Cabana card base. Next, I worked on each of the focal points starting with the vases. Using a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 3″, I placed it in my Stamparatus and stamped all 3 of the vase outlines from the Varied Vases Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Then I stamped the solid vases in Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo Ink. Next, I stamped the flowers in Memento Black and colored them in with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends.

Varied Vases, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To add a little more fun to this piece, I rounded 2 opposing corners with the Detailed Trio Punch and tied some Black Baker’s Twine around the left end. After tying the twine, I placed Stampin Dimensionals over it to secure it in place.

Next up is the greeting which was stamped on a 1″ strip. After stamping it in Coastal Cabana and Memento Black, I placed it on the card front and trimmed off the extra. This way I didn’t have to use such a small piece for stamping. Then I added the 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Impressions Designer Paper along the left edge. Finally, I added those fabulous vases with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

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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