Stamping On Designer Paper!!!

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Typically I prefer a more clean, bold, solid look rather than shabby chic, rustic, or subtle look. What about you??? For this card though I decided to stamp on the background designer series paper rather than adding another layer. It like a whole new way of stamping for me. You should try it out! Stamping on Designer Paper is fun!

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Isn’t it beautiful?? Have I mentioned I also like flowers?!?! lol I love them so much I even created a Tag for easy search on all my flower cards. Just click here!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next, I took a piece of the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration 2019) and adhered it down the center! Using the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and Tranquil Tide Ink, I stamped a few greenery pieces all around the top and bottom. This was done before layering the greeting and everything so it wasn’t in the way. Next, I added a little bit of adhesive in the center and pressed 2 pieces of the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon into it. It is okay if the ribbon doesn’t seem super secure as the greeting will help hold it in place too!

Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting is from the Part of My Story (Sale-A-Bration 2019) Stamp Set and I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the greeting to the card front. Dimensionals adhere to the ribbon and the bumps and grooves much better than using Snail Adhesive. Next, I stamped and die cut the flowers in Gorgeous Grape using the Painted Season Stamp Set. I added the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensonals too. To finish it off, I stamped a few Gorgeous Grape star clusters all around.

I really love how this card turned out and I am going to try stamping on designer paper more often now. What do you think?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Country Floral!!!

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This Country Floral Embossing Folder was one of the Sale-A-Bration items and that ended last week. If you earned it, try out this amazing card!!! If you didn’t earn it, don’t worry as it is coming back! Woot Woot!

Country Floral, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went very basic as I feel like the embossing folder is just so stunning. Adding a little gold bling and some navy makes it POP! You could use silver and any other color as well. What colors would you use? Let me know in the comments below!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next, I took another piece measuring 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and embossed it with the Country Floral Embossing Folder. I went a tiny border from the embossed piece and the card base so it looked like it filled out the card front more. I don’t like actually embossing the card front of the card base because then it makes the inside all bumpy and the card base less secure in my opinion. After adding this piece to the card base, I tied some Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card.

Welcome Baby, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used Circle Punches and the Well Said Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love this stamp set because it has lots of greetings for any occasion and it has a greeting for the inside of the card as well! Perfect! I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink. To finish off the card, I added a few pearls for bling and texture!

This quick and simple card can be created with any style of embossing folder! It is great to have a few on hand and add a greeting as you need a card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Just A Note…

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I know that Sale-A-Bration is over but I have a few more samples to share with you so I hope that is okay! I will be sharing them over the next week or so. Today, I’m sharing this quick and simple card with the Home to Roost Stamp Set. Just A Note…

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I got the idea for this card from the fabulous Mary Schultz who sent me a similar one. Her card had another layer and she used the Rectangle Framelits for each layer. I went a little more on the simple side but it is just as fabulous!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and layered on a piece of Pacific Point polka dots from the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack. Next, I die cut out the rectangle with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Using the Home To Roost Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, I stamped the rooster up top and the greeting down low. I went with a monochromatic look and used Pacific Point Ink too! Since the rooster seemed rustic, I tied some Linen Thread around the center and into a bow. This piece was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

Home to Roost, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another fabulous one using the Poppy Parade Ink and Designer Paper from that same pack! Which one do you prefer – Poppy Parade or Pacific Point??? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Coloring the Lovely Lattice!!!

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Hello Stampers!!! Do you like to color?? Do you have time to color?? I am somewhere in the middle. Sometimes, I don’t mind coloring a little bit but too much overwhelms me. I DO love bright colors and lots of colorful images though!!! Today, I’m sharing a card that is just that! Coloring the Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set would take some time but here I achieved beautiful color quickly!

Coloring the Lovely Lattice, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I started with a Real Red card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the Lovely Lattice image on the top of it. I used the Spectrum Pad which I inked up with the following colors: Real Red, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Pineapple Punch. Since the image is rather large, I left the inks apart and inked across the image moving slightly up and down as I went across to ensure full coverage of ink.

Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping the image, I decorated and stamped the greeting on the bottom. I just couldn’t decide which one I liked the best. A simple greeting and some of the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins or a greeting and some Pineapple Punch Ribbon. Then for the third one, I punched the greeting out with the Pretty Label Punch and brushed the edges in Real Red Ink with a Sponge Dauber. Which one do you like the best???

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Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday so you only have a few days left to earn this amazing Lovely Lattice Stamp Set for FREE! Click here to start shopping!

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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Flippin’ Frogs!!!

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These little frogs from Sale-A-Bration are just adorable. When looking at this card, I thought Flippin’ Frogs because they are all over the place. That reminds me of this crazy “game” at my parents house for the kids to play. The adults hate it because it’s just a tree with rubber frogs all over and then after some time the tree pops and the frogs go flying. There is no real “game” or strategy to it but the kids (grandkids) LOVE IT and pull it out every time. I’ll take this card over that game any day!!!

Flippin' Frogs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t they adorable?? I really love how this card turned out!!! The framelits I used for these are no longer available as they sold out very quickly. So for those of you who snagged them before they were gone, have fun recreating this card. For those who didn’t get them, I hope you enjoy fussy cutting! 🙂

I started with a Call Me Clover card base. Next, I stamped the flies from the So Hoppy Together Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set all over a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and colored a few of them with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I really struggled with this because I wanted a bit of color to make them pop but didn’t really want to color them all. I decided to color 5 and that was it….no more or less. Random doesn’t really work well with me as I tend to color this one and that one and one over here and soon I have colored them all. 🙂

So Hoppy Together, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped each of the frogs from the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and used the coordinating Hop Around Framelits (sold out) to die cut them. You may wonder where that middle front came from….I cut the unicycle off. Each frog was stamped in Call Me Clover and colored with the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends. To make the frogs stand out a bit more, I added a punched circle of vellum cardstock behind each one. I really love that look….subtle but adds texture and pop!

Frogs & Flies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White with a few stamps flies and a frog! I have really been loving to decorate the insides of my cards!!!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so there are only a few days left to get this So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and other freebies for every $50 you spend. Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All Adorned!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! This All Adorned Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set is perfect to use on a Stamparatus because the images interlock. The set is photopolymer so you can see through the images and use it on blocks as well!

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I am loving Night of Navy and Pineapple Punch together. The contrast is AMAZING and the colors work for many occasions. This card is perfect to have on hand and just stamp a greeting on the inside when you need it.

I started with a 4″ x 8″ Night of Navy card base. I wanted the square look since the pattern looks better for a square. It still fits into a regular envelope with a little room on the side but that’s okay and this way it will still cost the same postage. Next, I took a piece of Pineapple Punch measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the corner image on each corner. This was super simple with the Stamparatus. Simply line it up to stamp in one corner and then rotate your cardstock around! Perfectly lined up and in the corner each time! I love that!

Then for that fabulous focal point, I stamped the 2 layering images overlapping each other using the Stamparatus. First, stamp 1 of the images. I started with the Night of Navy image. Next, place the other stamp over the top and pick it up with the clear plate of the Stamparatus. Then ink it in Pineapple Punch and stamp. That image was then punched out with a 2″ Circle Punch and layered onto a Night of Navy piece punched out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch. I added these to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the inside, I stamped a few of the images on the corners to make it all match with the front. I used the greeting from the Well Said Stamp Set because I’m going to use this card for an upcoming Bridal Shower!! The perfect little card for any occasion!

Now is the time to get the Stamparatus because you just need $1 more and you will earn this All Adorned Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set for FREE!!! Click the supply list below to start shopping!

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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Celebrate with Cupcakes!!!

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Cupcakes are my favorite dessert followed by cheesecake. I love to make cupcakes and decorate them too! I think I have made cheesecake like twice…it is so expensive to make and finicky. So when it’s time for a celebration, we celebrate with cupcakes! What is your favorite dessert to eat, make, or celebrate with?? Let me know in the comments below!

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Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so this is the last week. Get these cupcakes before they are gone! Unfortunately, the coordinating Call Me Cupcake Framelits are sold out already. If you were lucky and got a set, you can recreate this card exactly. If you missed out, You can always fussy cut out the cupcake or just stamp it in the corner!

I started with a Granny Apple Green card base and layered on a piece of Lovely Lipstick (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the little flower in Lovely Lipstick. You can stamp all over as a background or in a upper left to lower right diagonal pattern. For the greeting, I stamped it in Granny Apple Green Ink and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. All of the images on this card come from the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Using a little bit of the Lovely Lipstick Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Pack in a loop, I placed it down and added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the cupcake, I stamped the liner in Crumb Cake and the cake in So Saffron Ink. I love lemon cake or just a yellow cake. Yellow cake reminds me of my Grandma! 🙂 The icing was stamped in Lovely Lipstick and the little heart was stamped in Granny Apple Green. All 4 of these images were then die cut with the coordinating Call Me Framelits. If you have them, fabulous but if not, no worries. You can just fussy cut the images or stamp these directly to the Whisper White layer (just don’t stamp flowers in that corner). A final little touch that I did was add some Wink of Stella to the icing for a little shine! It did bleed the ink a bit but I was okay with that for a soft pink all around! Still looks tasty to me!

Check out the supply list below so you can create this card and earn the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set for Free with Sale-A-Bration (free item with every $50 spent).

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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A Friend Is Thinking Of You!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you are ready to tackle the week. Sometimes Monday can seem like a fresh start, back on routine from the chaos of a weekend, and I’ve got a superwomen attitude! Then there are the weeks that I’m ready to crash from a busy weekend, my to-do list for the week isn’t created so I wander around wondering what to work on first. Those are the days that a simple smile from a stranger at the grocery store, a random text from a friend, or happy mail in the mailbox mean the most!!! Everything is quickly turned around and superwomen comes back! So today, I just want to say, “A friend is thinking of you and you got this!!!”

A Friend is Thinking of You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a quick and simple card that can be created in any color scheme and with any designer series paper. Perfect to create and have some on hand all the time!

I started with a Highland Heather card base and added a strip of the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the adorable huggers in Gorgeous Grape Ink. This is from the Artfully Aware Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog!! I love the images and greetings in this set as they are so heartwarming and perfect!

Then I layered this piece onto a layer of Gorgeous Grape. The greeting in the corner was stamped from the Part of My Story Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Ink. Before adding the focal point, I laid down a strip of the Flax Ribbon. The Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the focal point help to hold the ribbon in place!

Part of My Story, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another similar version. I created this one portrait rather than landscape and I left off the ribbon. The card uses a different image and greeting but again using the same stamp sets! For this card, I colored in the image using Stampin’ Blends. I did use some of the Gingham Gala Sequins on both for a little extra flare.

Which one is your favorite??? If you want to recreate these cards, click the supply list below and remember there are only a few days of Sale-A-Bration left!! Every $50 in orders earns you a FREE item!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Laura’s Quick Tips – Textured Stamping!!!

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Good morning!!! I hope you are all having a wonderful day to start out with! Today, I wanted to share another one of Laura’s Quick Tips! This one is showing you how to get that perfect textured stamping. Many of Stampin’ Up’s stamps have that amazing texture to the image that makes it look so real. If you ink pads are too juicy though, it just comes out like a splotch!

 Textured Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All you need for this tip is a plastic spoon. I prefer to use this because it is easy to clean and cheap/disposable if I forget to clean it. It is also gentle on your ink pad so it won’t tear the foam pad.

If you are stamping a detailed image and it comes out all splotchy, I can help you! I’m using the lily in the Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. First, rub the back of the spoon over the ink pad to move some of the ink over. If the ink pad is too wet/inked, then too much ink gets on the stamp and doesn’t allow for that texture to shine through. By moving some of the ink over, it allows for the stamp to be inked just enough and show off that perfect texture! Then stamp your image! If it is still splotchy, rub a little more ink over.

Too Much Ink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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


Sale-A-Bration Update!!!

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Happy Friday!!! There is so much going on right now so I thought I would give a Sale-A-Bration Update!!!

Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31 so we only have a few weeks left!!! While you may have heard that some items are no longer available, there have been more added as well! Click here to see all of the original Sale-A-Bration items still available, the 2nd Release Items, and the catalog product that you can earn!!! There are goodies at the $50 and $100 level!!!

The items no longer available include the Parcel Post Card Kit, Grapefruit Grove/Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper, Ribbon Pack, and Butterfly Elements.

Sale-A-Bration Update, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is also some fabulous Sale-A-Bration coordinating products available to purchase this month only (while supplies last). No more fussy cutting!!!! Woot Woot! Stampin’ Up has framelits for the Sale-A-Bration Stamps – Frogs (So Hoppy For You), Lilies (Lasting Lily), Cupcakes (Hello Cupcake), and Blended Seasons!!! UPDATE: The Frogs (Hop Around Framelits) are SOLD OUT!!! You can really make your project pop when the image is die cut out and layered onto your project!!! There is also a fabulous stamp set and a new punch. Click here to see all of these items! Don’t forget that when you purchase these items you are also earning more Sale-A-Bration goodies. YEAH!!! Get these before they are gone because they are going fast!

I hope you are having fun with all this Sale-A-Bration! I know I am!!! Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! I’m heading off to Paris to stamp with an amazing group tomorrow morning. (Paris, Illinois that is.) Have stamps, will travel! Happy Stampin’

~Laura