Technique Tuesday – Blending Fall Colors!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! While I’m loving summer and I’m not ready for it to leave, today I’m showing you all about blending Fall colors!!!

Blending Fall Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These colors are just amazing using the New Watercolor Pencils!!! They are the perfect fall look and I love how the leaves look like they are blowing around.

I started with a Crushed Curry card base. Next, I took a piece of Cajun Craze and ripped the top and bottom for some texture on the card. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla and did the same. Using the NEW Blended Seasons Stamp Set, I stamped the leaves and greeting in StazOn Black Ink. I used StazOn because I did some blending of the colors with Blender Pens and I don’t want the ink to bleed.

Blended Seasons Fall Leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the coloring, I used the NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 and Pumpkin Pie from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1. The red leaf was done with Cherry Cobbler & Pumpkin Pie. The yellow leaf was done with Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. Green leaves were done with Garden Green and Granny Apple Green. I simply went down the veins with one color, added a little in between with the other color and then swirled the colors together with Blender Pens. I love how the colors came out! Let me know your favorite leaf in the comments below. Mine is the red one!

Don’t forget that the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are only available while supplies last this month!!! Click the photos below to order yours today!

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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Technique Tuesday – Tufted Embossing Folder Tip!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I have a super cool Tufted Embossing Folder Tip! When I realized this cool little tip, I was super excited….maybe too excited! It’s the little things in life! 🙂

Tufted Embossing Folder Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When I was using the Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create a card, I noticed this line! At the bottom of the folder, there is a line straight across. If you line up your cardstock with that line, your embossed image will be straight on your cardstock. How cool is that?!?!?! MIND BLOWN! This little line made it really easy and quick to pop in the cardstock and go.

Simply place the cardstock into the folder. Line up the edge of it with that line and squeeze the folder on the other end. This will hold the cardstock in place as you pull your fingers out. Place it in the Big Shot and crank crank crank! Since this is one of the Textured Impressions Folder, the layers are as follows:

Multi-Purpose Platform – if it is the older style with the hinges, open up Tab #2. If it is the newer style, leave off the Adapter layer.

Embossing Folder with cardstock inside

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

I hope you found this super helpful!! Let me know if you get excited by the little things like this! Also, let me know if you have found little tricks to your favorite stamping tools. I would love to hear them!

If you would like to see this all 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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Technique Tuesday – Simple One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! Technique Tuesday is back this week! Woot Woot! Today’s I’m showing your this Simple One Sheet Wonder with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper!!!

Simple One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started out making this simple, yet fun card using the 2018-2019 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. I love the monochromatic look and it makes for easy stamping with just one ink pad. The card base is Whisper White measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I layered on a piece of the Designer Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I tied some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around the card and into a knot. Using the Accented Blooms Stamp Set and coordinating Tailored Tag Punch, I created the greeting. I popped the greeting up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. This is a quick and simple card.

In Color One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I realized  I had a leftover piece measuring 2″ x 6″ so I created this little card. Again, I used a Whisper White card base. Then I cut the Designer Paper down to 2″ x 5-1/2″ and added it to the top. I tied the ribbon around and stamped the greeting directly to the card front. My husband said I should have popped up this greeting as well. It would make it pop more and give the card some texture. I finished the card off by adding a few rhinestones.

Love You Always, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 2 little pieces leftover. One measures 3/4″ x 4″ and that strip I added to the inside of the card for a little decoration. The other one I tossed since it was just 2″ x 1/2″. That is the only bit of this paper that wasn’t used though which is pretty awesome!

If you would like to see this all 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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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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Technique Tuesday – Layering Embossing Folders!!!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous Technique to share with you! Today, I’m sharing the basics of embossing folders and the difference between regular and dynamic ones! It came be frustrating figuring out the layers for each so you don’t break your Big Shot or drive yourself crazy! Been there before which is why I thought I would do this post! 🙂

Layering Embossing Folders, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Both folders in the photo above look very similar and create a stunning embossed image. You might notice that when you order a folder, some are super thick and different from ones you have received in the past. These are the folders with a SUPER long name – Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (right side)! The Garden Trellis Embossing Folder is on the left side! The regular folders are much skinnier whereas the dynamic folders are thick. This makes a big difference when running them through the Big Shot. It can be frustrating trying to figure out the perfect layering. Sometimes you run it through and it isn’t thick enough to emboss and then you try another layer and it’s so tight you just might pull a muscle or break your Big Shot. I’m here to solve that frustration!!!

Layering for the Regular Embossing Folders:

Multi-Purpose Platform – if it is the older style with the hinges, open up Tab #2. If it is the newer style, leave off the Adapter layer.

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

Embossing Folder with cardstock inside

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

In the video tutorial below, you will see that I also mention the Precision Base Plate. The majority of the time, I have the Precision Base Plate out for framelits and all so you can replace one of the standard cutting pads with the Precision Base Plate. This would mean Multi-Purpose Platform as described above, Precision Base Plate, Embossing Folder, and then Standard Cutting Pad. Again, I just do this when it’s already out and layered up rather than putting that aside and pulling out more items to layer. 🙂

Layering for the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

Multi-Purpose Platform – if it is the older style with the hinges, open up Tab #2. If it is the newer style, leave off the Adapter layer.

Embossing Folder with cardstock inside

One Standard Cutting Pad (clear plate)

Due to the thickness of the folder, this layering only requires one Standard Cutting Pad. Another TIP for these folders is to spritz the paper ever so lightly with some water. This will moisten the fibers of the cardstock and allow for them to press into the folder without leaving creases in the cardstock. Many times I just grab my Stampin’ Mist because it’s right there and it works just as well! 🙂 You can always add some water to a Stampin’ Spritzer too!

Debossed Images, www.LaurasStampPad.com

In the photo at the top of the post, the images are Embossed and I lightly went over them with a Sponge Dauber to add color so you could see the image better. In this photo here, I flipped over the image to reveal the Debossed image and added some color. Both images are stunning so keep that mind when creating your next project. There are lots of ways to use embossing folders!

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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Technique Tuesday – Memorial Day & Summer!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share. Awhile back I showed off my Welcome Frame (check that out here) and today I’m sharing some Memorial Day & Summer decor.

Memorial Day & Summer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this flag decoration because it’s perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July! Woot Woot! Let’s get started on how I created those amazing stars and stripes.

I started by die cutting Silver Foil with the Layering Circles Framelits. The bling and added texture of the scallop really made the flag pop, I thought! Next, I took the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and die cut out some Real Red for the stripes. I added this to a piece of scrap Whisper White that was big enough for the final circle to be die cut. The Fine Tip Glue Pen works wonders for small delicate images like this.

Then, for the stars, I tried two different ways. First, I stamped the stars from the Wood Words Stamp Sets in Night of Navy Ink all along the top of the white. Then I die cut out the circle. I thought it looked a little simple and wanted to step up my game with some silver bling! I took a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and stamped the stars in VersaMark Ink. Next, I heat embossed the stars in Silver Embossing Powder. Then to get that curve in the navy to match with my stripes, I used the outside edge of the Swirly Scribbles Framelit. Simply place it on the edge and run it through the Big Shot. It won’t come out perfectly the same but it gives a little swoop rather than being straight across. Check out the video below for more details on that as it’s a bit hard to explain! 🙂

American Flag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once I had the stars ready, I adhered them to the Whisper White and then die cut all of it with the Layering Circles Framelit. I did the circle at the end so that everything was cut out perfectly (the stars, stripes, and white base). Also, it was much easier than cutting the circle and trimming each piece that I layered on top!

Welcome to Summer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m so excited that Summer is right around the corner. Eeeee I just love summer! This decor was super simple and just required lots of circles die cut to get each layer. First, I started with a Daffodil Delight circle die cut with the Laying Circles Framelits. Then I die cut out a Bermuda Bay one and snipped off the top to allow my sun to show through. I showed in the video how I used a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay which die cut out more like a strip with rounded edges. That works too as long as you have enough “ocean water” showing. Layering the ocean onto the sunset with the same curve of the circle.

Summer on the Beach, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Finally, for the sand,  I spritzed some Crumb Cake cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink refill mixed with rubbing alcohol. This gives a nice speckled, textured look for my sand. Then I die cut out a circle and ripped it along the top to look like a rough edge of the beach. This gives some texture to the scene! Then I added the die cut Adirondack chair from the Seasonal Layers Framelits with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I only added glue to the bottom rectangle and the arms of the chair. This allows the top (back) of the chair to not be glued down for a more 3D look. I love it!

Welcome Frame & Decor, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all of the amazing decor pieces I have created so far. Click here to see more details on the frame, Spring decor, and Birthday decor. Click here to check out the adorable box to store all the pieces in. Stay tuned for more decor pieces to come as we move throughout the seasons and holidays of the year!

If you would like to see all of this 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 – Welcome Home Decor Frame!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s this Welcome home decor frame! It is super fun and the interchangeable decoration keep it fresh every season/occasion!

Welcome Home Decor Frame, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a frame measuring 12.5″ x 7.25″ which I got off of Amazon. It was actually a sports frame for an individual photo on the left and a team photo on the right. It was the perfect long shape for what I needed though! 🙂 I cut a piece of 12″ x 12″ Whisper White cardstock down to fit. Using the Large Letters Framelits, I die cut out the letter in Basic Black and glued them on with Fine Tip Glue Pen. When I did this in class some did it straight across, some diagonal left to right, and some up and down like mine. TIPS: Make sure you allow enough space for the decoration since it’s bigger than a letter. Also, be sure to stay away from edge enough for the frame to fit in since there is a bit of a lip.

Butterflies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For Spring, I did these beautiful butterflies using the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set. I started with a Pool Party scallop circle die cut from the Layering Circles Framelits. Then I stamped the butterfly in Calypso Coral (full strength, stamped off once, stamped off twice)! Using the Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterfly Thinlits (both retiring), I die cut out the butterflies. I added them to the scallop with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put a magnet on the back!

Strawberry Cupcake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I made Birthday decorations to display the month, week, or day of someone’s birthday. Here is the strawberry cupcake which I stamped in Flirty Flamingo Ink (full strength, stamped off once, stamped off twice). I used the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits (both retiring). For the liner, I used Soft Suede Ink, Crumb Cake Ink (full strength) and Crumb Cake Ink (stamped off once).

Sweet Cupcake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added the cupcake with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a scallop circle die cut from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. YUM! Can’t wait to display this in August for my birthday!!! Also, don’t forget to add the magnet to the back!

Chocolate Cupcake for Birthdays, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a chocolate cupcake too! I’m more of a white cake girl over chocolate any day but thought I would do one of each. I used more Myth’s & Magic Glimmer Paper for the base. The cupcake was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink (full strength, stamped off once, stamped off twice) and the same liner as the Strawberry one! Don’t forget to add the magnet to the back!

Chocolate Cupcake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one will go up in December at our house because Brad loves chocolate and his birthday is then! 🙂

Stayed tuned for tomorrow where I will show the adorable little box to store all of these in and I’ll be making more decorations as the year goes on. Feel free to give suggestions in the comments below of some good ones for holidays or seasons. I would love to hear what you think.

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 – Coloring Embossing Paste with Sponge Daubers!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today. I’m coloring Embossing Paste with Sponge Daubers. This technique is super cool because you only use the amount needed of the Embossing Paste. When I colored some with Re-Inker in the past, I ended up making millions of cards because I colored too much paste!

Coloring Embossing Paste With Sponge Daubers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how that background adds texture to the card and gives it a fun variation in color. Also, I love love love my Sponge Daubers and while I have used them in awhile, I do enjoy it!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ to add the Embossing Paste to it. First, I took the Sweet Soiree Decorative Mask and added color all over by pouncing a Sponge Dauber over the top. You can always use the same color (Pear Pizzazz) or go a shade darker like Old Olive or Wild Wasabi. Mixing the colors and pouncing all over would be fabulous too. After adding color in an area big enough for the cardstock, I placed the mask over the cardstock and onto the Silicone Craft Sheet. Then I added the Embossing Paste and as it swipes across the mask it picks up the color. I love it! Peel off the mask and allow it dry!

From the Heart, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While the Embossing Paste is drying, I worked on the floral image and greeting. Using the Petal Palette Stamp Set and coordinating Petals & More Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%), I stamped the flowers and greeting Memento Black Ink. Then I colored the flowers with the Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. After coloring, I die cut the flowers out and the greeting with the frame. Now to assemble, I added some Organza Ribbon around the card and then added it to the card base. Next, I added the flowers and greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives the card some texture but also a nice smooth look over the Embossing Paste. To finish off the card, I added some Enamel Shapes to the greeting. I love it and it’s perfect for lots of occasions!

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 – Cross of Hope!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! Today, I’m showing you some ways to use the Cross of Hope Bundle and mix and match it up!

Cross of Hope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here these cards are very similar but I changed up a few things to fit a different occasion or recipient. I really love creating a card style that can be interchanged like this. It makes a set so much more useful! I used the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set and coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits which you can Bundle & Save 10%. Then for the greeting on the pink one, I used the Inspired Events Stamp Set.

I used Pool Party and Powder Pink for the two cards shown and the card bases. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4.” I  stamped the floral/greenery image from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set in a “S” pattern. Depending on the greeting placement and how much you want to show, you can always stamp it differently. The ink used for each card was the same as the card base – Pool Party and Powder Pink. For the pink card, I stamped the greeting in the lower left corner from the Inspired Events Stamp Set.

Baptismal Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the layer with the cross, I cut out the colored cardstock measuring 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ in the coordinating color. Next, I cut out a Whisper White piece measuring 2″ x 3″ and die cut out the cross from the Cross of Hope Framelits. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the cross to the white and layered it all together. I added the layered rectangle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture. One the pink card, I added some Pearls down the center.

God Is Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the blue card, I stamped the God is Love greeting onto a piece of scrap white in Pool Party Ink. Then I die cut it out with the coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits! I added this to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side and some Snail on the right side. This way it is level across the card coordinating with the popped up cross.

These cards are great for religious occasions, thinking of you, sympathy, and so much more! Change up the color or greeting to fit your needs!

If you would like to see this all in action and another fabulous sample, 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 – 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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