Basket Full of Flowers!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Hopefully this Basket Full of Flowers will help brighten your day and help you push through the week!!! It sure does help mine because you all know how much I love flowers! 🙂

Basket Full of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is such a classic because I went with neutral colors of Crumb Cake and Old Olive so that the flowers in the basket can really be any color you wish! What color would you make the flowers? All one color? A variety of colors? Pink? Blue? Yellow? Orange? Let me know in the comments below!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. This item as well as the stamped basket (Blossoming Basket Stamp Set) were one of the free Sale-A-Bration items last month. Have no fear if you weren’t able to get the Basket Weave Embossing Folder, it will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog coming out on June 1st! 🙂

Next, I tied some Old Olive Sheer Ribbon around the bottom and into a bow. Then I added this to the card front. For the flower basket, I stamped it from the Blossoming Basket Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Using the Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored in the basket and flowers. I went with Crumb Cake for the basket, Old Olive for the leaves, and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers. For the leaves, I did a few with the dark marker and a few with the light. For the basket, I did each little line on the handle with the dark and then colored over it all and filled in with the light marker. On the bottom basket part, I colored the top weave in with the dark Crumb Cake Marker and the rest with the Light. This is how I got that variation of color for it all.

Blossoming Basket, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how Stampin’ Blends really make me feel like an artist when I totally am not a coloring artist whatsoever. After coloring, I added this piece to a layer of Old Olive and then added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like to use Stampin’ Dimensionals when adding layers to a embossed layer because the foam falls into the grooves of the cardstock and hold tight as well as looks smooth! Plus you all know how much I LOVE Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below what colors you would use for your basket of flowers!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Here’s To An Epic Celebration!!!

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I know Sale-A-Bration is over but I still have a few more samples to share so let’s party on with this one! Here’s To An Epic Celebration!!! I got the inspiration for this card from Debbie Jones!

Here's To An Epic Celebration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the color blocking and the use of the stamped images. You could always change up the colors to whatever you have lots of scraps left over or your favorite color combination!

I started with a Basic Black card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) to the front as well as to the inside so I could write my message. Using a Basic Black card base is fun but it does make it hard to write on the inside. Then I cut the follow pieces for stamping – Tempting Turquoise (1-7/8″ x 5″), Daffodil Delight (1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″), and Rose Red (1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″). Using the images from the Epic Celebrations Stamp Set and Basic Black Ink, I stamped all over. Then I puzzle pieced each piece to the card front. For the greeting, I die cut out the circles with the Layering Circles Framelits and stamped the greeting in the center. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the greeting to the center of the card!

Headphones, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Since the card base is black, I added a layer of Whisper White to the inside of the card (4″ x 5-1/4″). I stamped the headphones in the corner for a little extra decoration. Do you like to add a layer to the inside of your card and decorate it?? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to see if more people do that or don’t do that. Usually I don’t add a layer because I write big and usually a lot. 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Baking Pies!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m sharing with you this amazing card using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder! Let’s get started baking pies!!! The inspiration for this card came from Sheran Rigg!

Baking Pies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this the sweetest?? 🙂 Okay, I’ll try to keep the puns to a minimum!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the greeting at the top from the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Soft Suede Ink. Then, I die cut the squares with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Whisper White and Real Red. Using the pears in the Fruit Basket Stamp Set, I stamped them in the corner. For the pears, I used Lemon Lime Twist Ink and Soft Suede. I added these to the Crumb Cake towards the bottom. Then I tied some Linen Thread around the center for a little texture and added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

You are the Sweetest, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that focal point of the beautiful pie!!! I die cut out a circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a scallop circle with the Layering Circles Framelits. Both of these were cut in Crumb Cake cardstock! Next, I ran the stitched circle through the Basket Weave Embossing Folder and then layered it onto the scallop circle. Then I lightly brushed over it all with a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede Ink. Be careful not to go too dark with the ink or your pie will look burnt! 🙂 Then I added the pie to the card front! Doesn’t it look super adorable and real?!?!?!

The Basket Weave Embossing Folder was a Free Item with Sale-A-Bration that ended on March 31st but have no fear if you didn’t get it then. It will be available for purchase in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog coming out in June! A few other fun stamp sets that have “sweet greetings” and fruit include the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set!

If you would like to see this all 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

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It’s Monday, Let’s Celebrate!!!

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Happy Monday! Let’s Celebrate!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and survived April Fools Day! 🙂 I still have a few more Sale-A-Bration samples to share with all of you so bear with me. Sale-A-Bration is over but these are just too fabulous not to share! I got the idea for this card from fellow stamper, Karla E. Thanks for the beautiful card idea! Let's Celebrate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have really been loving Berry Burst lately and this card just adds in a few other favorites of mine too! Loving the color combination for sure!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Berry Burst (4″ x 5-1/4″) and a piece of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper (1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″) to the left side. Then I die cut out the squares for the greeting using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Squares Framelits! Using the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I stamped the sun burst in Peekaboo Peach Ink. Then I stamped the greeting over the top in Berry Burst Ink.

Celebrate with Sequins, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I layered the squares together and added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. Then, I made a bow with the Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding and stuck it on the corner with Mini Glue Dots. To finish off the card, I added a few Tutti Frutti Sequins! These things are fabulous because they come with adhesive on the back already! Woot Woot!

Don’t worry if you don’t have the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, you can always swap out the greeting for your favorite! The card concept is still a fun one to play with!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Party Pandas!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Today, we shall celebrate the middle of the week wit Party Pandas!!!! This is one of the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets that you can earn for FREE but there are only a few days left (ends March 31st)! Thank you to the fabulous stamper, Rachel for the inspiration on this card!

Party Pandas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I feel like these cards can be done with any greeting down in that corner. So many different options and super cute for kids and kids at heart!

I started with Whisper White cardstock as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Pool Party (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting in the bottom right corner in Memento Black Ink. If you are using Stampin’ Blends to color the hat, be sure to use Memento Ink. If you would like to use markers, use Basic Black Archival Ink. Then, I added this piece to the card front and added a 1-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Bubbles and Fizz Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper to the left side. For the focal point, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits. Using the same black ink, I stamped the panda in the middle. I love using 1 ink pad and 1 stamp set for a card – Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I added the ovals to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with a few Tutti-Frutti Sequins.

Birthday Love Panda, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another version I did using Berry Burst as the background and a different panda from the set. I love how this card can be mixed up and see look amazing!!! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on Saturday so you don’t want to miss out on earning free items with every $50 you order. You will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Coloring Ribbon with Stampin’ Blends!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’m showing you coloring ribbon with Stampin’ Blends!!! This makes Whisper White Ribbon the best stuff ever because you can get any color!

Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has so much fabulous parts to it that I just don’t know which I love more. Is it the coral organza ribbon, the fabulous greeting, those bursts alone the edge or the monochromatic words in the background! Let me know your favorite in the comments below!

I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Next, I took a piece of Daffodil Delight (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the half sunburst from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set along the left side. These were stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink. As for the spacing on these, there are 2 ways to stamp them. Stamp the outside two first and then the middle or stamp the middle first and then either side. Either of these ways is a little better than stamping them left to right (or vice versa). After stamping, I added the three die cut YOU to the right hand side with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. These were die cut from the Celebrate You Sale-A-Bration Thinlits.

Simply Amazing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now you may be wondering where the coral organza ribbon came from! I actually colored the Whisper White Organza Ribbon with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker! It is super easy to do and then you have ribbon for any product! Simple run the marker down the ribbon on both sides over a piece of scrap paper. Be sure to take a paper towel over the ribbon to get off an access ink so that it doesn’t rub off on your project. I tied the ribbon around the Daffodil Delight and into a knot. Then I added this piece to the card base. For the greetings, I used the Layering Ovals Framelits and the words from the Amazing You Stamp Set. I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Then, I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Amazing You Stamp Set is one of the sets you can pick out for a $50.00 order with Sale-A-Bration. The Celebrate You Thinlits are in the $100 level for Sale-A-bration. You can check out all of the items you can pick out at both levels here! A little over a week left of Sale-A-Bration!!!

If you would like to see the ribbon coloring 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

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Here’s To An Epic Celebration!!!

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This card and greeting “Here’s To An Epic Celebration” just makes me think rock star! Then I want to say, “Party on Wayne, Party on Garth!” Name that movie in the comments below! 🙂

 

Epic Celebration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay enough craziness! This card is super cool and great for the younger kids as well as the older ones! I have an uncle that plays the guitar and this would be perfect for him too!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and splattered water all over it with an Aqua Painter. Then I poured Silver Embossing Powders over the top, tapped off the excess, and set it with the Heat Tool. Check out this post for a full tutorial and video! Since the water makes the paper a little warped, I like to add this layer on with some Tear And Tape for a nice strong hold.

Silver Splatter, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the guitar and greeting in Memento Black Ink from the Epic Celebration Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set! Using the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the guitar. Next, I layered this onto a Basic Black square. I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around my hand to make loops, slide them off my hand and twisted into a figure 8 and laid them on the back of the focal point. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the ends and fan out the loops on the back. Once all was secure, I added this to the card front. I really struggled with where to place it because a lot of my splatter was in the center of the card and I had to cover some of it. TIP: Splatter more on the edges next time. 🙂

Don’t forget that there is only a week and half left of Sale-A-Bration. There are the original items, 2nd Release Items, and even Catalog Items for you to pick from! My favorite catalog item is the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper! Bring on the bling!!!! Now is a great time to stock up on cardstock, etc or get a few items off your wish because you are rewarded with freebies! Click here to start shopping! Please so reach out if you have questions on anything! Always happy to help with product questions, inspiration, and more!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Brusho Baby Wipe!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m showing your this fun Brusho Baby Wipe Technique. This idea came from my upline, Meg Loven! I knew I had to try it because she said it was a safe way to use Brusho and that’s all me! I prefer to have more control with my Brusho or technique than just tapping it on! If you want to see more samples using Brusho, check them out here, here, and here!

Brusho Baby Wipe, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love that funky background with the Converse looking shoes and awesome greeting! This card is great for tweens, teens, and adults!! I love it!

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″), one for the front and one for the inside to write on. For the technique, I took a baby wipe (wet) and tapped on some Brusho Crystal Colour. Right away the color starts to bleed all over. Then I just pressed the cardstock into the baby wipe to pick up the color. A full baby wipe of ink is not necessary, simple press the cardstock into the spot where the ink is as much or as little as you wish! This technique can be used on a few cards or until the baby wipe dries up, simply add more color. Actually you could always spray the baby wipe to moisten it again too! Once it was dry, I added it to the card front with Tear And Tape for a nice strong hold. I just prefer to know it’s going to stick really well and not come apart since water warps the paper.

Navy Converse Shoes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the decorations, I cut a 2-1/2″ Night of Navy square and a 2-1/4″ Whisper White square. Then, I stamped the shoes from the Epic Celebrations Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Using the Dark Navy Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the shoes. This was probably the hardest part as I was so afraid I would color the laces or the bottom on accident! 🙂 I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I stamped the greeting from the same set in Night of Navy Ink. Using the Magical Mates Framelits, I die cut out the banner. Then I die cut another banner in Night of Navy and cut it in half. I added one half peaking out on the left and the other peaking out on the right. Layering with a single framelit or punch like this really makes them more useful and that makes me happy! 🙂 I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well!

Red Converse Shoes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all 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

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Technique Tuesday – Creating a Background Frame!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m showing you how creating a background frame for your focal point is super easy and fun to do!!!

Creating a Background Frame, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers……I just can’t help myself!!! 🙂 This technique can be used for any type of card though and not just flowers! Simply sponge on the frame and add your focal point!

I started with a Soft Sky card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3″ x 5-1/4″ for the focal point. Using the Lots of Labels Framelits, I die cut out one in some of the “cardboard” that comes with Designer Paper. That thicker piece with the paper pack details on it. This will hold up better for multiple uses and I’m not wasting cardstock! 🙂 I placed the reverse image (not the label) over the cardstock and added Soft Sky Ink with a Sponge Dauber! Just fill in to the desired color!

Next, I filled in with the greeting and flowers! Using Basic Gray Ink, I stamped the greeting from the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the flowers from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Then I stamped the flowers in Elegant Eggplant Ink and stems in Garden Green Ink. The bow was stamped in Crushed Curry! Next, I layered this piece onto Elegant Eggplant which I tore both ends for some texture. Using the Copper Trim, I pulled it apart a bit and added a strip along the bottom. Then I took another piece and made a bow and attached it with some Mini Glue Dots! I added this focal point to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is almost over! It ends March 31st so be sure to stock up and get those items on your wish list now so you can take advantage of the freebies!!

If you would like to see this all 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

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Sponging Over Petal Passion Designer Paper!!!

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You all know how I love black and white with a pop of color! Well check out this fabulous card where I did some sponging over Petal Passion Designer Paper!! It takes the plain black and white paper to a whole new level. The best part is that its super simple to do and you can pick any color you want!

Sponging Over Petal Passion Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses lots of fun Sale-A-Bration items like the Shimmer Ribbon and the Happy Wishes Stamp Set! Getting items for free to create amazing cards like this one makes it even more fun!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Next, I took a piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″. This is a perfect measurement because then I can use every piece of the 12″ x 12″ sheet! I love that!!! Using a Sponge Brayer and Pool Party Ink Pad, I added color to the Designer Series Paper. Remember that when using the Sponge Brayer to lightly go over in the ink pad and then back and forth on the paper. Pressing harder on the ink pad doesn’t make it pick up more color. If a darker look is what you are going for, just have patience (I know, I don’t do that well either) and keep going back and forth until the desired look is achieved!

Now it’s time to assemble the card! I stamped the greeting from the Happy Wishes Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink onto Whisper White measuring 2-1/2″ x 4″. The greeting was added to the top portion of the card front and the designer paper on the bottom portion. Then I added some Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Pack around the center overlap of papers! Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I die cut out a Whisper White and Pool Party circle. I stamped the rest of the greeting on the circle and added them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! There are so many different greeting options in this stamp set that there is something for every occasion.

If you would like to see this all 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

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