Creating Stained Glass!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique for you and this one is super cool! Creating stained glass on a card makes it look gorgeous and so real!!! This Easter card is perfect because it looks like a church window!

Creating Stained Glass, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it just BEAUTIFUL?!?!?! I love it! I used the Stampin’ Blends to color the stained glass and the butterflies!!!

Starting out, I cut a Pool Party card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ and added it to the card front! Using a piece of the Graceful Glass Designer Series Paper, I colored the BACK of it with Stampin’ Blends Markers!

Coloring Vellum With Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Dark Stampin’ Blends colors because the vellum makes the color lighter already and I love bright colors over a super light pastel. Once it was colored, I had to trim off the top and bottom a bit to make it fit my card. The piece is 6″ tall and my card is just 5-1/2″! Stampin’ Up vellum is amazing because it is thick enough that Snail adhesive doesn’t show through. In the past I have hated vellum because it is so hard to adhere it without the adhesive showing through. This is not the case and I am pumped!!!

Church Stained Glass Window, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I finished off the card with stamping a butterfly from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Using the Butterfly Duet Punch, I punched it out and colored it with the same Stampin’ Blends! It is amazing!!! You could use the lighter marker for the butterfly since you don’t have that vellum toning down the color. Again, I love bold colors so I went with it! I added the butterflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. Then I added some Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins for some texture and bling! It’s perfect!!!

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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My Amazing Card!!!

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Have you ever created a card and thought oh my goodness this is AMAZING?? I sure hope you have because all card are amazing and made with love. I will admit I don’t have that OMG feeling with all cards though. This feeling comes about once a year or sometimes longer. My last most amazing card was this one in November 2016! I still have that card and admire it randomly. Well today I’m sharing another one of my amazing cards! This one just screams beauty at me and I LOVE IT!

My Amazing Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I hope you love it as much as I do but if not that’s okay too! The colors, the pattern and that little hint of bling do it for me!!!

I started with a Highland Heather card base and layered on a piece of Coastal Cabana measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8) and placed it in the Stamparatus. Using the Florentine Filigree Stamp Set and a Spectrum Pad, I created that amazing background! The colors for the Spectrum Pad are Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay. It is super easy to create because the Stamparatus does all of the work with spacing and stamping. Simply notch down the plate after each row.

Layering Circles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

TIP: The hardest part is probably making sure the ink pad is always stamping the correct color on the same end. Place the ink pad above the Stamparatus Plate after inking each time with the flat side of the ink pad on the left side.

Now for the focal point of those layered circles!!! Using the same Florentine Filigree Stamp Set, I stamped the circle image in Bermuda Bay and in Gorgeous Grape. I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the Bermuda Bay Circle and the 2″ Circle Punch for the Gorgeous Grape one. Next, I stamped the greeting in Bermuda Bay and slide the long skinny piece of Whisper White into the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. That is how I got those slightly rounded ends. Then I added some of the Pool Party and Silver Baker’s Twine to the back securing with Stampin’ Dimensionals for texture. I finished off the card with a few Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins for some bling!

Isn’t it just fabulous??? What color combination would you use for your Spectrum Pad?? Let me know in the comments below because I have 2 left to ink up and I just can’t decide on the colors.

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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It’s a Piece of Cake!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you! This one is a Piece of Cake….lol! It uses the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and coordinating Cake Builder Punch too! 🙂

Piece of Cake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how fabulous this card is in each of the colors. It can be masculine or feminine!!! All you need is the card base and 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front of the card and the other is for the inside.

Wink of Stella Cake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the front, I stamped the greeting from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set all over the center of the cardstock. After inking up the image, I stamped 3 times before going back to the ink for that fun variation of color. It is super cool to get 3 different shades from 1 ink pad! Next, using the same color, I stamped the cake stand in the same ink onto the same cardstock color. For the sample above, that was Melon Mambo. The cake was then stamped in Melon Mambo Ink onto Powder Pink cardstock. Using the Cake Builder Punch, I punched out the images.

Purple Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

One of the best ways to save paper with the dual punch is to cut long skinny strips. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the cake stand to the card front. Before adding the cake, be sure to stamp the lollipops. Simply place the cake down on the plate, move it down a 1/4-1/2″ and then stamp the lollipops. Then I added the cake with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using the cake as a guide really helps get the spacing correct.

Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen again, I added glue all over the drips of the cake and then poured Dazzling Diamonds over the top for a fun glittered look (Gorgeous Grape card). For the Melon Mambo card, I went the safe glitter route and used Wink of Stella!

Masculine Birthday Cake Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For a more masculine look, on the Bermuda Bay card, I just colored in the drips with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and let it dry for a nice glossy look! Which one is your favorite???

Cake Is the Answer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

A little decoration and fun on the inside of the card too!!!

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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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!

All Adorned, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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.

For the Bride, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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Double Z Fold Candy Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique for you! With Easter around the corner, let’s bring on ALL THE CANDY!!! Easter is my favorite holiday and Easter candy is AMAZING! Jelly Beans, Peeps, and Reese’s Eggs are just a few of my favorites. What is your favorite! Okay back to this fabulous technique of a Double Z Fold Candy Card!!!

Double Z Fold Candy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it beautiful???? I am loving the fun colors. Hello, Lisa Frank! Am I right? Eeee It just makes me so happy. This card uses all the goodies in the How Sweet It Is Suite!

First, I started with a Coastal Cabana card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11. That is right, this is a regular card size! Simply fold in half like you normally would for a card and then fold that front piece back (in half) to create your first Z. You can also score it if you wish at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. I added a piece of the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper the the inside of the card (stripes ~ 4″ x 5-1/4″) and another piece to the left side front flap (polka dots ~ 4″ x 2-1/2″).

Birthday Treats, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that second Z on our card, I used Gorgeous Grape (3″ x 9″) and scored it at 3″ and 6″. This creates three 3″ squares. Fold it to create a Z and add adhesive to the back square making sure the next square is on the left side. Place it down on the striped paper. Next, place the top Z on the polka dotted paper with the card all folded and laying flat. Place your fingers at the edge of the purple 3″ square as a guide to know how much adhesive you will need for that flap (video explains better). Lift the 3″ purple square and add adhesive to the polka dots. It is typically 2 lines of Snail Adhesive. Once your adhesive is down, place the Z over it by pressing flat. Don’t hold the card up to connect it or it might not close flat.

Candy Jar Die Cuts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time to decorate!!! Using the Jar of Sweets Framelits, I die cut out the candy jars from the How Sweet It Is Stamp Set. I love that these coordinate and line up perfectly. I also die cut the candy pieces with the framelits. Using the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set, I stamped the greetings to coordinate. Don’t forget you can bundle and save 10% when you get the stamps and framelits together! The Whisper White layers measure 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″! Just have fun with all the possibilities!!!

Birthday Z Fold Card, 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

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Using Both Sides of the Paper!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! We are using both sides of the paper from the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper to create 2 cards!

Using Both Sides of the Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite – the left or the right?? Let me know in the comments below!! To be honest, I don’t know that I could pick. I really had a lot of fun with this card style……as you can see below with all the different options I just had to try out!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (5-1/2″ x 2-3/4″) and tied some ribbon around the card. I used the Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon and the Granny Apple Green/Coastal Cabana Reversible Ribbon. Check out the same below where I even mixed those up and used the reversible ribbon on the purple dotted paper. The paper is the same piece for both cards just the left card using one side and the right card using the other!

Gum drops in the candy jar, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set. I used the same images for the focal point too. I stamped the candy jar in Coastal Cabana and die cut it with the Layering Ovals Framelits. Then I really had fun with the different candy options in the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set. Gum drops, hard candy, jelly beans, gummy bears, and chocolates….YUM!!! Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored them in!

Sweetest Thing Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After coloring, I layered the oval onto a scalloped oval of Coastal Cabana and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some Glittered Enamel Shapes to some for a little pop of texture and glitter.

So many fun looks and combinations with this amazing bundle. Click the supply list below so you can get started on creating your favorites!!! Which is your favorite??? 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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Memories & More Card Collections!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! Have you ever heard of the Memories & More Card Collections?? Did you know that you can scrapbook and make cards with these? They are like a kit that is super quick and simple but there are lots of ways to use them!

Memories & More Card Collections, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This fabulous card has no stamping on it at all. I used the large card from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Collection. Simply add that to the Happiness Blooms Cards & Envelopes and you are all done. I embellished a bit with some punched flowers from the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack and Happiness Blooms Enamel Shapes from the Suite. How fabulous is that??

Happiness Blooms Cards & Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another fabulous card using the other size of the Card Collection and the Cards & Envelopes in the pack! For this one, I didn’t stamp at all. I just simply added a few Enamel Shapes!

Scrapbook with Memories & More, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Memories & More Card Collections can also be used in scrapbooking for quick and simple pages. Just drop in the cards for a fabulous look or greeting or embellish it as you wish! I’m just so impressed at how fun and versatile these Memories & More Card Collections are. I challenge you to check them out and use them for cards and scrapbooking! Check out the supplies below!

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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Faux Embossing with Punches!!!

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Happy Technique Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you all today! I’m not really sure if there is an official name for this so I’m calling it Faux Embossing with Punches!!

Faux Embossing with Punches, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how fabulous that white panel looks with those butterflies all over. The awesome thing about this technique is that 1. it uses up scraps and 2. you can do it with any of your punches.

I started with a Grapefruit Grove card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2″ x 5-1/4″ and placed a lot of punched butterflies all over it. I punched the butterflies out of scrap white cardstock using the Butterfly Duet Punch. Don’t worry! For those of you who haven’t had a chance to order this yet, it will be available again soon. The butterflies can be placed straight up and down or angled all over. Be sure to allow the butterflies to fall off the edges so it looks like the pattern continues.

Once you have all the butterflies in place, simply turn it over and use the edge of the cardstock as a guide to trim off the butterflies hanging over the edge. Then I added this to the card front and tied some ribbon around it. Using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in the lower right corner

Butterfly Duet Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 For the butterflies, I stamped the outline in Grapefruit Grove full strength.  Then the solid image was stamped off once for that lighter look. The centers and antennae were done in Memento Black Ink. TIP: To get the antennae in the right spot, place the butterfly where you would like it, then move it down a smidge. Stamp the antennae above the butterfly. Then attach the butterfly to the card correctly placed on the antennae. This is much easier than trying to stamp the antennae after the butterfly is placed down and hoping they look attached.

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


Technique Tuesday: Sponging Butterflies!!!

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Happy Technique Tuesday, everyone!!! You all know I am loving butterflies right now! I also know that you all are loving them too because the Butterfly Duet Punch flew off the shelves like magic. Wowza there were so many sold so quickly, Stampin’ Up couldn’t keep up and trust me they were ordering more just as fast as we were buying. So for those of you who have this amazing bundle, check this out. For those of you still waiting, Pin This or save it for later! Sponging butterflies is soooooo much fun and endless color options! A big shout out to Patty Bennett for the fabulous inspiration!

Sponging Butterflies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Are these not the most stunning things you have ever seen??? LOVE IT!!!!! It is super easy to do too which is just icing on the cupcake!

I started with a Basic Black card base. Next, I layered a piece of the Botanical Butterfly Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of colored cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). I used Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody for the samples above! Before adding this layer to the card front, I tied some Black/Silver Striped Ribbon around the bottom. I love the little hint of shimmer in this ribbon but still sticking to a black and white with pops of color theme!

Orange Butterflies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Also, since the card base is black, I had to add a piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card. Using the Well Said Stamp Set, I stamped the coordinating greeting from the front on the bottom of the inside. The 4th little butterfly that is punched out fits perfectly on the inside as well for a fabulous look!!! The greeting on the front was just stamped, trimmed around and layered on to coordinating cardstock to really make it POP! I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the card above, I used Pumpkin Pie on the greeting!

Color Combinations, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay now for sponging butterflies to make them look stunning! Simply stamp your favorite butterfly style from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Then using a Sponge Dauber, add some color down the center. For the big butterfly, I was able to just dauber up and down. For the little butterfly, I had to sort of tilt it to the side to only add a little bit of color. If I used the full dauber, it would have covered the whole butterfly. As you can see, I used Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay for one of the butterflies and Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody for the other. After the centers are complete, take the second color and brush the edges, making sure to blend into the center color a bit. Don’t worry, it will look a bit messy but once you punch them out. AMAZING!

Purple Butterflies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you are dying to recreate this and don’t have the Butterfly Duet Punch yet, you can always fussy cut the butterflies! Which color combination is your favorite?

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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Technique Tuesday – Banner Front Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! This banner front card is fun and different from just a regular card! It’s also a fabulous masculine card which I struggle with! Luckily it works for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, and even Birthdays and Graduation. Just mix up the greeting!!! Also, a shout out to Karla Endris for the inspiration on this card!

Banner Front Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one do you like best?? Let me know in the comments below! Not only is the greeting different but I have a different color banner for each. On the Smoky Slate banner card, I stamped off once with the grease spots. For the Basic Gray banner, I stamped in full strength Smoky Slate!!!

I started with a 7-3/4″ X 4-1/4″ card base and scored it at 5-1/2″ (or 2-1/4″) depending on which way you prefer to measure). This allows for just a small flap for the card front. Next, I layered on a piece of the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper measuring 2″ x 4″. With this size, you can get 4 pieces from one sheet of 6″ x 6″. Then I die cut the gears from the Garage Gears Framelits in Real Red cardstock. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the gears to the card front!

Geared Up Garage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the grease spot stamp from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, I stamped it along the right inside edge in Smoky Slate. You can either go full strength or stamped off once or a little bit of both! For the banner, I cut a piece of Basic Gray (or Smoky Slate) measuring 2″ x 5-3/4″. Using the Banner Triple Punch, I punched the banner tips and then placed it inside the card. I closed that front flap and placed my finger along the edge as a guide. Then I added adhesive up to that edge where my finger was. This is to make sure I don’t have too much adhesive that it peaks out of the flap. Then simply close the flap over the banner with adhesive to adhere it. Using the coordinating Garage Gears Framelits, I die cut the greeting pieces and stamped it. Of course, I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

All Geared Up To Celebrate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this version of the card, I stamped the greeting on a banner that is 1″ wide and used the Banner Triple Punch. Adhere the two banners together before adhering it to the card base.

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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