Simple Yet Detailed With Love!!!

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I’m loving this color combination and all the fun new products! It’s simple yet detailed with love! The power of a handmade card!

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The greeting for this card warms my heart so much! This is a great card to make lots of to have on hand!

I started with a Lovely Lipstick card base and stamped the floral image all over the background in Lovely Lipstick. The images comes from the Detailed With Love Stamp Set! Next, I took a piece of the NEW Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and adhered it in the center with a little Snail Adhesive. This ribbon is super fabulous because it is tulle with felt like dots on it so it gives the card some texture as well.

Detailed Trio Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I took a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives the card more texture and a smooth look over the ribbon. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 2-1/2″ and stamped the greeting in the middle in Lovely Lipstick Ink. All of these images are from the Detailed with Love Stamp Set. Next, I punched all four corners with the coordinating Detailed Trio Punch (Bundle & Save 10%). After punching each of the corners, I stamped 2 opposing corners with the details corner stamp in Blueberry Bushel Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front! I love how the detail allows the blue to show through! Simple and yet has a super fun look!

Four Corners, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So here I stamped all four corners and honestly I thought it looked like a bit too much. Also, it is something I would need to practice lining up or use the Stamparatus for. I don’t think it’s noticeable along the top and bottom to be off the angle but it is super obvious on the sides where it is closer together. I wasn’t a fan of that look but again I also thought it was too much so I opted for 2 opposing corners.

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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

 


Spoiling the Doctors & Nurses!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Today, I just wanted to share a little on how we have enjoyed spoiling the Doctors & Nurses at our Baby Ziggy appointments. It’s something that is so small and simple to me but yet I think it makes a great impact on them. We LOVE everyone in the office and really appreciate their kindness and thoughtfulness through this entire pregnancy. We actually enjoy going to each appointment because we get to see our friends! I will miss them once Ziggy arrives for sure! 🙂

Spoiling the Doctors & Nurses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Here are 2 of the goodies that we took. I fell in love with Jelly Beans over Easter and thought I would share some! I simply took a cellophane bag and added some Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to the back with a little stamped greeting. The greeting says You Make Me So Happy but I crossed out me and wrote in Us! The top was tied off with some Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon! This was easy and simple!

The April Paper Pumpkin Kit (check it out here) had those fabulous greetings with You Are a Lifesaver. I took some Lifesaver Mints and added them to a Clear Envelope. Then I just used some leftover twine from the kit to tie around it and add the card. This was a great way to use up those little cards since they were too small to mail and they fit the occasion perfectly!

Apparently I didn’t take pictures of most of the treats we took in. I used the January Paper Pumpkin Kit for our Valentine’s/February appointment. Paper Pumpkin really helped me out with lots of these! I just love how it sets you up for upcoming holidays with time to spare. Rather than thinking what will I do for the occasion that is tomorrow…….the kit comes a month early for that occasion! Click here to try out Paper Pumpkin and see how fabulous it is!

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Most of our appointments were in the afternoon but then we got an 8:45 a.m. appointment on Ziggy’s Due Date! Early appointments means breakfast!!!! We took in cinnamon rolls. No, I didn’t make them at home but these cinnamon rolls do hold a special place in my heart. Side story: Every Sunday growing up we would go to church as a family and then go to my Grandparents house afterwards for “breakfast.” This consisted of milk and a sweet (cake, cinnamon roll, etc) for the kids and coffee and a sweet for the adults. We got to play with our cousins and have a good time! My Grandma would make the sweet item about 98% of the time but every once in a while she would buy these cinnamon rolls. I saw them in the store the other day and just had to get some. They were amazing and brought back so many memories. I love and miss you, Grandma!

I hope that this post helped give you some ideas on simple ways you can use your stamping/crafty side to share the love with those around you. We all know the power of a card and how much it can lift someone’s spirits. Little gifts like this can do the same but reach a larger audience – co-workers, nurses, doctors, firemen, teachers, police, postal workers, and so many others. Don’t just stash away your cards and projects, share them with those around you!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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So Many Ways to One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Yesterday I shared with you a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder idea! Today, I’m sharing more samples using that same template. There are really endless possibilities with whatever colors, paper, and embellishments you have on hand! Check out all of these fun ideas because there are just so many ways to One Sheet Wonder!

So Many Ways To One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for all of these which can be used as black and white or colored in. There are lots of ways to color this designer paper like with a Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, or Watercolor Pencils! I used Enamel Shapes for the top card and Perfect White Accents for the bottom one!

I'm Lucky To Have a Friend Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Any color goes with this style of One Sheet Wonder. I used Island Indigo and Berry Burst for the top card and Soft Sky and Calypso Coral for the bottom one. You can always use whatever you have on hand or whatever color combination you like the most! Also, don’t forget about the 2 different sides of the designer paper too!

One Sheet Wonders with Enamel Shapes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m really going to miss Crinkled Seam Binding as I love that ribbon so much! The greeting I used for all of these is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in the new Share What You Love Bundles out this month! You can purchase the stamp set alone starting next month when the New Catalog comes out!


One Sheet Wonder with Vinyl Stickers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Add in some bling with the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite. It was fun adding these as borders, accents and even cutting them to get more use. For the bigger images, simply place it down on the edge of the card and trim off the excess. Then use that little piece along another edge or peaking out from the designer paper layer!

Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below! I think mine is the Berry Burst and Island Indigo with the Crinkled Seam Binding and the Vinyl Stickers. I just love that color combination so much! If you would like to see the video tutorial for this One Sheet Wonder, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! It is a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder as I know how much you all love One Sheet Wonders!

6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Quick and simple pattern and super easy to change up the greeting to whatever you need the most. I made up this style of One Sheet Wonder to use up some Designer Paper I had on hand but also ribbon and embellishments! I love how they all turned out. Today, I’m sharing this pattern but tomorrow I will be showing a more options with different colors, paper, and embellishments!

Starting with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper, cut at 2″. Then trim that 2″ x 6″ piece at 5-1/4″ for a nice long detailed piece which I cut a laying piece to match measuring 5-1/4″ x 3″. Next, with the 4″ x 6″ piece, I cut along the 6″ at every 1-1/2″. This creates 4 pieces measuring 4″ x 1-1/2″ and then I cut layering pieces to match measuring 4″ x 2″. This creates 5 pieces for 5 cards with the only waste being a small 2″ x 3/4″ piece. How amazing is that?? If you are using a 12″ x 12″ sheet, that means you can get 20 cards from the full piece. If you are using a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack, it’s 5 cards per sheet!

Using Up Ribbon & Embellishments, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I made up these packets so I could use up supplies and have cards ready to create. I used some Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon and Perfect White Accents for this set of cards! The greeting is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set which is in the Share What You Love Bundles available this month! One ink pad and one stamp set makes these cards even more quick and simple! I love it!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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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Thank You Beary Much!!!

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Today, I wanted to share another card that I made for baby thank you notes. This Thank You Beary Much card is just so precious!!! Baby Bear looks so real and soft and cuddly! 🙂

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Isn’t this teddy just adorable??? He is a 3 step stamped image but I used the Stamparatus and it was smooth sailing! I love that tool!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (no longer available) and cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece. Then, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the teddy bear from the Baby Bear Stamp Set! I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement especially since I was making multiples. I started with image #3 in Early Espresso Ink. Next, I used Soft Suede for image #2 and then Crumb Cake for image #1 (more solid image).

3 Step Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I was able to do 2 images at the same time and then I ran through for the last stamped bear image. It went fairly fast actually since I didn’t have to focus and line up each bear myself. This way I could watch a movie while stamping or let me mind wander. 🙂 After all, stamping should be relaxing and fun and not stressful! Once the bear was stamped, I layered it onto a piece of Powder Pink cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

For the greeting, I cut out some Powder Pink and stamped the greeting in Early Espresso Ink. Using the Triple Banner Punch, I punched both ends and added a little knot of ribbon. I love that Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon for a little bit of bling and shine! The greeting was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals too!

3 Designs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I made so many of this style of thank you note, I used different sheets from the Springtime Foils Paper Pack. Which is your favorite – dots, stripes, or floral?? Mine is the dots! I just like that random dotted look and the rose gold color! Leave your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Butterflies & Rainbows!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! You all know I love bright colors and this card just makes me so happy. You could always change up the greeting because the image is so versatile. This Butterflies & Rainbows card could be done with lots of colors or just a few. It’s a great way to use up scraps too!

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Rainbows & Butterflies are a sign of Spring to me and I just love Spring so much! It’s my favorite season for sure! A sign of new life and bright beginnings! I am so excited for our little rainbow baby to arrive and start that new adventure this Spring! 🙂

I started this card with a Basic Black card base. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside to write on since black is hard to see. Then I added strips of cardstock that measured 1/2″ x 3-3/4″. The colors from top to bottom are Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Rich Razzleberry.

TIP: Add 3 lines of adhesive up and down to the white piece and then just place the strips on top. This makes it easier rather than adding adhesive to each little piece. The other tip is to roll with the punches for this card. Spacing and all might not come out perfect for each card because cutting 1/2″ to the inside of the line is smaller and to the outside is larger. With so many pieces and slightly different measurements, it could be off a little. Simple trim the white to not exist or be smaller or leave off a color if you need to! It’s all okay and still made with love! Also, it’s okay if you leave out a color. It happens! 🙂

Rainbow Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After getting the background all created, I stamped the butterfly from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in Basic Black. BIG TIP: I used the Stamparatus for stamping the butterfly in my class so we could stamp it a few times for a nice darker look. You will notice on my sample above, it is not a crisp solid black butterfly. This tends to happen when you have a rough surface or solid stamped image. With the Stamparatus, simple stamp it, ink it up again, and stamp again. It is always in the same spot so no worries about it not lining up. I love that tool!

For the greeting, I used the same stamp set and stamped on a Whisper White piece and then cut banner tips on the right side. I added the greeting to the lower portion of the card. To finish off the card, I tied some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around the spine of the card. This is for a little texture and to cover up any problems with spacing on the strips. 🙂

Let me know in the comments what colors you would use for this card! Would you stick with shades of one color? Rainbow? 2-3 of your Favorite Colors? Whatever you have the most scraps of? I would love to hear your ideas!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simple Sweet Soirée!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Let’s start off the week with this quick and simple Sweet Soirée card! I love this card because you can add any greeting and it uses up every bit of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper! Woot Woot!

Simple Sweet Soirée, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a great card template to have on hand because it can work with any designer paper, ribbon, and greeting! Also, with all the colors in the paper, you can use any one of them as the card base. The same goes for the ribbon. I used up lots of different styles of ribbon making this card!

I started with a Marina Mist card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Paper and cut it into 4″ x 4″ squares. One sheet of the designer paper will get you 9 squares! How awesome is that?!?!? Now for the greeting, I cut a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 2″. Using the Special Celebrations Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzleberry Ink.

To assemble the card, I added the greeting piece to the top portion of the card, leaving a nice border around the top and sides. Next, I took the designer paper and added it to the bottom portion, again leaving a border all around. There will be a little bit of overlap. Then, I tied some Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon around the card to the inside on that overlap. I finished the card off with a few Subtles Enamel Shapes!

TIPS: I like to tie the ribbon to the inside of the card so that I can use less Whisper White. If I tied it around the front layer, I would need a full 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to stamp and layer the designer paper on. This way I’m saving on paper and thickness of the card. Another bonus is that when I do tie my ribbon to the inside, I like to make the card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ so I’m using less ribbon than if I went 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple card. Also, a few little tips on saving product is always a plus! 🙂 Don’t forget that the Sweet Soirée Designer Paper is retiring at the end of the month (or while supplies last). Click here to check out all of the retiring items before they are gone!

Happy Stampin!

~Laura

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Share What You Love Early Release Bundles!!!

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Happy Tuesday….May…..Ziggy Arrival Month!!!! Today, I’m taking a break on Technique Tuesday to share with you the Share What You Love Early Release Bundles!!!! This suite of products will be in the New Catalog coming out on June 1st. Stampin’ Up is releasing some fun bundles a month early though. The only way to purchase these items is as a bundle and there are FREE ITEMS too! Woot Woot!

Share What You Love Early Release Bundles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I LOVE this suite of items because there are flowers and the color combination is just amazing. I am super loving those Pearlized Doilies as well. I love a good doily but for a clean, elegant, white look and not a rustic, antique look so these are perfect!!! Let me know which you prefer in the comments below! Am I alone here or do others prefer it that way?

For this card, I started with a So Saffron card base. Next, I took a 4″ x 4″ piece of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I added adhesive along the right edge for the doily. I cut a Pearlized Doily in half and attached it to the adhesive on the designer paper and added it to the card front. Cutting doilies in half or pie shaped pieces is an awesome way to get even more fabulous projects out of each one. I did add a few Mini Glue Dots to a few scallops of the doily to really secure it down too!

For the greeting, I die cut a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Using the Love What You Do Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Then I stamped the leaves in Old Olive Ink. Before adding the greeting, I put a little Snail Adhesive across the center of the card and placed 2 strips of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon down. After placing the ribbon down, I cut the tips to create that fun look. Then, I added the greeting over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure not to put dimensionals in the center where the ribbon will be and your greeting will lay much smoother.

There are 4 NEW Bundles of goodies that are available starting today!!! The Share What You Love Suite comes in 3 Bundles – Just Getting Started, A Little More, Please, and Gotta Have It All. Each tier of bundles has one or more FREE items in it and of course all of the products coordinate together. This month only is when you can purchase these products as a bundle and get the FREE item. The 4th Bundle option is the New 2018-2020 In Color Collection of Ink Pads. Woot Woot!!!!! Click here to see all of the items and order yours today!!!

If you would like to see all of the products 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


April 2018 Paper Pumpkin – You Are My Anchor!!!

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The April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – You Are My Anchor is so amazing! To be honest, I first opened it and thought…..ehh small gift cards…..ehhhh beach theme and I live in Illinois. Then I started creating it and my mind went crazy!!! I thought about the greetings (you are my anchor, you are my lifesaver, etc) and how amazing and powerful they are! These cards are perfect for me to use on the treats for the Doctors and Nurses during my weekly baby appointments and to take to delivery. They would be great to take to the local Fire Department or Police. Teacher Appreciation Week is at the beginning of May and these would be perfect. If you gave your teacher a beach towel and sunscreen on the last day of school, this tag would fit perfectly! So many amazing ideas!

You Are My Anchor, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of this!!! There are a total of 20 cards and 4 gift boxes. It is just so much goodie and I had a TON leftover as well! This is just another reason I love Paper Pumpkin because you get SO MUCH! You can even try out Paper Pumpkin for half price for 2 months with the Promo Code: SAVEFIFTY0418 if you sign up before May 10th! Click here to sign up now!

April 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These little cards were super simple to stamp and assemble. I have always found that stamping with all of the pieces still in the sheet is easier than popping them out first. Also, I used lots of twine to tie those anchors in the lower left corner and I still had tons leftover. I added a lot more gold hearts to the cards and even to the boxes because there were plenty. Be careful when stamping the birds (upper right) next to the lighthouse. The birds needs to be stamped on the white card part because it will smear off on the gold foil. For the two lighthouse cards, I added the greeting with a Stampin’ Dimensional on either end (far end) and not in the middle. This is so that it is smooth over the popped up lighthouse.

April 2018 Leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all of the leftovers after I finished the kit. There are 2 full sheets of the labels and hearts and a few extras. I had a ton of the twine left and a few die cuts. There is just so much goodie! You can see all of the supplies when I unboxed the kit here!

Don’t forget that you can try out Paper Pumpkin for 2 months at half price (normally $19.95). Try it out and see if you like it. If anything you will get a clear block, 2 ink spots, and 2 sets of stamps! That’s a lot plus you get all of the supplies for the projects! Amazing!!! Click here to try it out!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Pizza Box Perfection!!!

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Yesterday I showed off a fabulous home decor Welcome sign with interchangeable images for seasons and occasions. You can check that out here. In order to store the little decorations when not in use, I decorated a pizza box. This adorable thing is just pizza box perfection and great to use on gifts and so much more!

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It’s just so fabulous and super super easy to make!!!! Just some ribbon and designer paper!!! It looks amazing too and perfect for gift giving! Gift cards, money, tags, mini cards, jewelry, food, and more fits in there. The box is food safe so putting in a cookie or something would be fabulous!

First I folded on all of the score lines for the Pizza Box. The plastic side goes inside the box (food safe liner). Once the box was assembled, I actually went ahead and added some Tear And Tape to the back inside flaps to keep the box from laying open. This is because the ribbon holds the frame of the box and I wanted it to be extra secure and not pulling on that ribbon. Then I cut 3 pieces of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack measuring 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. That means I can get 9 squares (3 boxes) from one sheet of Designer Paper. Woot Woot! I added one to the top, one to the bottom and one to the inside lid!

Decorated Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the ribbon, I added a strip of Tear And Tape all around the box. Then I pressed the Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon into the tape starting and ending in the front where the bow is. I picked this spot to start and end so that my bow would cover up the meet up point. Next, I made a little bow and added it to the front of the box with Mini Glue Dots! I just love it!!! Super cute and simple!

Do you like to make fun gift packaging? Let me know your favorite in the comments below! Also, stay tuned for more details on that cute summer decor in the box! It’s one for my Welcome Frame!

To purchase any of the items used today, click the images below! The Designer Paper is retiring and while supplies last!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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