Perfect Purple Rose Fit For A Queen!!!

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This amazing perfect purple rose fit for a queen was made for my amazing cousin who is a QUEEN! 🙂 Oh I’m so incredibly excited for her to win our local county fair pageant! Small side note: I LOVE pageants so very much…watch them, take notes, take photos with Queens everywhere I go. Yeah, all of that! Now, I’m related to one so of course I made her a fabulous card to congratulate her!

Perfect Purple Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While this card looks fairly simple even with all the extra details…..it took me forever to make. I really struggle when I have something in mind for someone special and try to get it just perfect. I colored 4 different roses for this one! First it was the wrong color, then I fussy cut one out and didn’t like it, and then I ruined one putting Gold Wink of Stella on top. TIP: Gold Wink of Stella comes out rather yellow. I have used the clear and love it. For this card, since I used Gold Foil, I thought I would use Gold Wink of Stella for a gold shimmer (clear with gold shimmer). I was wrong. In the end, it came out amazing and that’s all that matters!!!

I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink. I like to use gray for that softer look! Then I colored the flower in with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. Once it dried, I went back through with the pencil to highlight the edges for more detail!

Purple Rose Detail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next I layered this onto a piece of Gold Foil Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before layering on the gold, I used the Corner Rounder Punch to soften all of the edges. Using the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, I placed a piece across the card front and securing the ends to the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Before adding the bow, I stamped the greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Then I took another piece to make a bow and secured that on with Mini Glue Dots. This ribbon is stunning! I love it! Try it out in my Ribbon Share! Click here for details!

I adore you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the inside of the card! Since Rich Razzleberry is such a dark color, I thought I would put a piece of white in there. Well why not decorate that piece too?!?! I stamped the rose and greenery from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set. I decorated the envelope as well to match!

Rose Envelope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It all turned out so fabulous!! I love it!!! Do you enjoy making special cards for someone or do you tend to make cards and then pick the best one for people? I’m usually the second one but every once in awhile I go all out!!! Let me know which you are in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Check Out My Ribbon Share & In Color Share!!!

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I have some fabulous product share offerings for you today!! Check out my Ribbon share and In Color Share for your chance to try out fabulous product without buying a full pack!!! There are 3 different shares that you can purchase!!! Check out all of the detail below!
My Ribbon Share, www.LaurasStampPad.com
There are 2 different ribbon shares with the same styles of ribbons in both but different colors. This allows you to sign up for both without getting duplicates! There are 10 types of ribbon in each share and you will get a total of 5 yards of each ribbon! The shares are $40.00 each or both for $70.00! There is a $4.00 charge for shipping!

SHARE #1
3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon ~ Bermuda Bay
3/8″ Striped Grossgrain Ribbon ~ Peekaboo Peach
1/2″ Gingham Ribbon ~ Night of Navy
1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon ~ Cherry Cobbler
1/4″ Ombre Ribbon ~ Island Indigo
3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon ~ Whisper White
1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon ~ Old Olive
1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon ~ Fresh Fig
3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon ~ Powder Pink
3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon ~ Silver

SHARE #2 
3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon ~ Old Olive
3/8″ Striped Grossgrain Ribbon ~ Dapper Denim
1/2″ Gingham Ribbon ~ Smokey Slate
1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon ~ Daffodil Delight
1/4″ Ombre Ribbon ~ Calypso Coral
3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon ~ Soft Sky
1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon ~ Rich Razzleberry
1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon ~ Berry Burst
3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon ~ Basic Black
3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon ~ Gold

In-Color Product Share, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 For the In Color Share, I have the amazing Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, Finely Woven Ribbon and Mini Bows! The share includes 80 (6″ x 6″) squares of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (8 pieces each double sided pattern). There are 5 yards of each color in the Ribbon and 2 bows in each color! These bows are just precious and even have adhesive on the backs already for you to use! The In Color Share is $35.00. There will be a $4.00 shipping charge.
To sign up, please email me at Laura@LaurasStampPad.com with the following information to reserve your share spot:
1. Name
2. Email Address
3. Mailing Address (U.S. only)
4. Which share(s) you would like to reserve – In Color Share, Ribbon Share #1, Ribbon Share #2
I will place orders as each share fills and send you a Paypal invoice when I place the order. Please allow two weeks for delivery since I need to order the product, cut and divide it up and then send it to you.

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


June 2017 Paper Pumpkin-One in a Melon!!!

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The June 2017 Paper Pumpkin – One in a Melon is super adorable and I loved making it!! The colors Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy are a beautiful combination! I super love the stamp images as well!!! Check out all the goodies!

June 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these goodies! I thought I was going to create other cards with one of the gift bags but I loved them too much to cut one up. I plan on using them for giveaways or Hostess Gifts! 🙂

Watermelon Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com  These bags are just AMAZING! The fact that the bag is like the rind and the tissue paper has seeds on it. I just love it so very much. The stamps have these cute greetings and watermelon images. I actually omitted the sweet on the scroll-y greeting since I used the sweet watermelon greeting. Just precious!

Hooray Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up always gives so much product in their kits so I decided to use the Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine more than the instructions say. I wrapped it around the cards and tied it into bows. Some of the cards were created horizontally instead of vertical. I really had fun with these. You can check out my Facebook Live Video that I did while creating these here! It was so much fun crafting with you all that afternoon!

Watermelon Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so when I first saw this greeting, I thought I would never use it. I don’t normally have my treats delivered. Then I realized I could stamp that right above the address on an envelope and I got super excited! How fun is that?!?!? Next I added a little watermelon in the corner!

A little something sweet, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course there were leftovers from the kit. I had these 2 tags and some sticker leaves left over. The stamps and ink are always an added bonus to keep as well!

Paper Pumpkin is just so much fun! My favorite part is opening it up and seeing what it is each month. I love the surprise of it and you can tell in my unboxing video here! What is your favorite part about Paper Pumpkin? Let me know in the comments below! If you aren’t a subscriber, you totally should try it out for a month or two. It is super fun and after all you will end up with a clear block, at least 2 ink spots, and 2 sets of stamps even if you don’t like the projects. Trust me you will love them and there are always alternative ways to use the kit too! Click here to sign up for the July Kit and join in the fun! Paper Pumpkin is a great gift as well. My nieces got it for their birthdays and they are loving it. Check out Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Life Is A Beautiful Thing!!!

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Life Is A Beautiful Thing!!! It sure is and that is something we should remember every single day. This card is perfect to send to anyone. Just to let them know you are thinking of them. To brighten there day on a normal Thursday. For a special occasion that is totally worth celebrating!!!

Life is a beautiful thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The hardest part about this card is die cutting all those flowers but I used all 3 styles of flowers each time I cranked it through the Big Shot so it went fairly quickly!! With that amazing background, you could use any color combination for the flowers!!!

I started with a Dapper Denim card base. Next I layered on a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! I picked this color for a more neutral color so the flowers would pop but now I totally think it looks like water! Then I die cut out a circle with the Layering Circles Framelits and stamped the greeting from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I made sure to stamp the greeting to the right side of the circle so I could layer the flowers on the left side. For all of the little flowers, I used Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Powder Pink. I die cut them with the Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%)! I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere all of the flowers, making sure to overlap top of them. Next, I tied a bow with the Mini Chevron Crushed Curry Ribbon and stuck it in the mix with some Mini Glue Dots as well. To finish off the card, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots! I just love how these things shine!

The Colorful Seasons Bundle is so much fun and I have made a lot of cards with it. You can check them out here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Creating a Drop Shadow Greeting!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique for you today and that is creating a drop shadow greeting!!! There are so many color combinations that you could do for this card. I love it!!!

Creating a Drop Shadow Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a perfect Man Card and we all know I struggle with those since I love PINK! I am also loving this Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist color combination too! Perfect!!!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 4-1/4″ to use for the greeting. Using the Happy Birthday Framelit, I die cut the greeting in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist. For adhering them onto the Whisper White, there is always the Fine Tip Glue Pen! If you find that hard to use, try out this technique. I use a Silicone Craft Mat, Sponge, and Multi Purpose Liquid Glue. Just pounce in the glue a bit and then all over the die cut image. This gives the perfect amount and nice even coverage. First, I laid down the Lemon Lime Twist greeting. Second, I added the Night of Navy greeting just a smidge down and over from the other one. This gives that drop shadow look! Be sure your greeting is up high on the cardstock so that the rest of the design doesn’t cover it.

Layered Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble the card! I took a piece of Night of Navy (2″ x 4″) and ran it through the Big Shot in the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. Next, I adhered this to the lower portion of the white piece, making sure it was the correct size for my card front. Then I placed a strip of Finely Woven Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist across the cardstock where they meet together. I added this piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals! For the mini greeting, I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%). I punched the greeting out with the Classic Label Punch and added it to the card with Mini Stampin Dimensionals! I just love it!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! It’s great to know what all of the pieces of each flower are for! 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


My Favorite Card Right Now!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I just have to share with you my favorite card right now! I don’t know what it is about this card but when I first saw it, I fell in love so hard. The idea is from the amazing, Sara Douglas and I just had to recreate it. It’s so amazing!!! I hope you love it too! My Favorite Card Right Now, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning with all the images coming together to make this masterpiece?? I’m loving it so hard right now!!! I really need to try different color combinations to really see what I can come up with! Let me know some combinations to try in the comments below!

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 4-1/4″) and die cut out the pieces in the circle with the Eastern Medallion Framelits. There are 2 different ones in the set and I just picked one; either would work! Then I started stamping with the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%). First, I stamped the circle in the center and the greeting! Second, I stamped the 3 dots between each of the double triangles. I found that rotating the cardstock for each stamped image was best. When I tried to angle around myself, I ended up with the dots a little diagonal. Finally, I stamped  the triangle of dots between each of the row of dots. While it does look pretty intimidating, just do each section and take your time, it will all come together and look amazing!

Collage Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love how the more you stamp, the more it evolves into this cool image! Now it is time to assemble. I wanted the die cut portion to really pop out so I added a square of Tranquil Tide (3″ x 3″) to the center of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). I added some Gold Ribbon around the stamped Vanilla piece with a Mini Tassel tied into the bow! Next, I added the stamped Vanilla piece to the Designer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals, securing the ribbon under the Dimensional. Using the Gold Vinyl Stickers, I added a border piece above and below the Vanilla stamped piece. I just love it!!!

I hope this gives you more inspiration for ways to use the Eastern Palace Suite. You can check out other samples here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


2017-2019 In Color Bookmarks!!!

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I have had a lot of requests to do a video on my 2017-2019 In Color Bookmarks after showing them in the Up Close & Personal video that I did. I love hearing from you on what you would like to see so here you go!!!

2017-2019 In Color Bookmarks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these just beautiful? I made 50 of them for each Annual Catalog release and they go out with the first 50 catalogs. I love spoiling my stampers! 🙂

These are super easy to make especially when making them in bulk because assembly line it. First, I created my template in Word with all of the names of the 2017-2019 In Colors as well as a little Stampin’ Up logo and contact information. I was able to get 5 bookmarks per sheet. You can download that template here – In Color Bookmarks 2017! I left it in a Word Document so that you can change it up for your favorite colors or last years In Colors or even next years. Next I printed them out and cut them apart (2-1/4″ 7″). Then I stamped the flower from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in each color. I used the New 2017-2019 In Colors for my flowers! Again, I did this in an assembly line and stamped all of one color on each of them and then moved to the next color.

Now that the insert is all complete, I slide it into the Bookmark Sleeve. I picked these up on Amazon. You can check them out here! Sometimes they can be a little sticky when sliding it in the first time as the sleeves are static cling a bit. This is another reason I cut my bookmarks to be a bit smaller than the sleeve so they slide in well. Finally, I added some ribbon to the top loop. I used the Finely Woven Ribbon which comes in each of the In Colors. I used about 5-6″ of  ribbon, folded it in half and pushed that fold through the hole from front to back. Then I pulled the ends through that loop that was created and pull tight. This gives that nice little ribbon accent without tying a knot or using adhesive.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe if you are new. Also, let me know in the comments below if there is something you would like to do on the next Video – a product up close and personal, a technique, answer stamping questions, stamping tips, etc! I would love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


You Are A Ray of Sunshine!!!

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It’s Wednesday and we are half way through the week! Here is a little something to brighten your day and help you get through the week! Just know you are a ray of sunshine! Just breath out and smile!!!

You Are A Ray of Sunshine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another fabulous blue and yellow card and I just love it. Is this my new color combination that I will be using all the time now??? Check out this card for another fabulous blue and yellow combo!

For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). I just love this ombre pattern. Next, I placed the card base opened up onto my Precision Base Plate with the scallop die along the bottom and ran it through. This die is from the Seasonal Layers Framelits. Be careful that the die is centered so it doesn’t hit the edge of the Big Shot and move or bend. I like to use a Post-It Note to hold dies in place while die cutting!

Now it is time to decorate. I stamped the little circle from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set diagonally from the lower right to the upper left corner in Crushed Curry. I stamped 3 times with each time I inked it up. This variation in color goes along with the ombre paper. Next, I tied some of the Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon around the top of the card and into a knot.

For the greeting, I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) and stamped it in Dapper Denim Ink. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I punched out a second one in Dapper Denim and cut it in half. I added one half to the top portion of the greeting and the other half to the bottom. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added it to the card front. Finally, I finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots in the various shades. These things are just beautiful!!! I love them!!

What is your favorite color combination right now? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to try some new ones out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday-Layering the Eastern Palace Suite!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s technique is all about laying the Eastern Palace Suite!!! I used the Eastern Medallion Framelits, Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, and Gold Vinyl Stickers for this amazing card! Isn’t it beautiful?!?!

Layering Eastern Palace Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The layers and details of this card just give such a WOW factor. I know this isn’t a card I would make every day for every occasion. It’s always fun to go above and beyond for that one special card sometimes. Let’s get started!

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base and layered on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) and die cut out the circle in the upper left corner. I used the small circle and the next layer up circle from the Eastern Medallion Framelits. There are lots of different cut out creations you can make. Then I stamped the circle from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) in Fresh Fig Ink. Now it’s time to put on the Gold Vinyl Sticker. The sticker will fall off on the left side and maybe the top depending on where the die cuts were placed. It’s important to do these layers in this order because otherwise this happens…..

A Note for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Notice how the stamped circle is messy and missing a portion on the left hand side, that’s because I stamped after the sticker. The circle fits like just perfectly or doesn’t fit just perfectly so stamping afterwards is not a good deal. Some of the stamped image went onto the sticker and then just smeared off. By stamping first, it is underneath the sticker and peaks through perfectly no matter what! I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set after adding the sticker so I knew it would be placed at the edge of the image!

Now it is time to assemble! I layered the stamped vanilla piece onto a piece of Tranquil Tide (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) flush with the upper left corner with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The dimensionals give that nice little peekaboo for the die cut potion. Next, I layered this onto the card base, again placing it flush with the upper left corner. To finish off the card, I tied some Vanilla Baker’s Twine around the card and added 2 of the Mini Tassels.

Gold Vinyl Inside, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since I didn’t want to waste that little piece of Gold Vinyl Sticker that I trimmed off. I placed it on the inside of the card for a little decoration piece! I love it!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday! Also, check out more samples using the Eastern Palace Bundle here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Masculine Card Using Eastern Beauty Stamp Set!!!

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I feel like saying I made a masculine card using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set is like an oxymoron. This card is super fabulous and that set is so much fun and versatile! Check out other samples using this set here, here, and here!Masculine Card Using Eastern Beauty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Man cards are fun to make using Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim Ink! I am loving this look!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a strip of Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″). This is a great measurement because it uses up an entire sheet of 12″ x 12″ Paper. You can make 18 of these cards with 1 sheet! Now for adding the Linen Thread, I wrapped it around three times and tied it into a knot. If you would like to do a bow, you can or you can place the knot under the greeting so it looks more seamless. I stamped a few of the diamond images from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. Then I added this piece of the card base!

For the greeting, I stamped the circle in in Dapper Denim Ink and the greeting in Tranquil Tide Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. All of these are from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set! Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I die cut out the greeting and die cut a scallop circle in Tranquil Tide. Next, I layered the two together and added them to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This adds some texture and since it’s over the top of the thread it lays flatter. All done!

I really struggle with Man cards because I love flowers and pink and bling. I get super excited when I come up with an awesome man card style! This card will be easy to make multiples of quickly!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura