Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper!!!

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The Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog is coming on June 4th so that means lots of new products. There are so many amazing new designer papers that I can’t wait to play with and show you!! Per request, I’m going to do the reveal videos again so you can see the full sheet and not just the little swatch in the catalog! Today, check out the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper!!!

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers so of course I’m loving this pack. Those soft colors are perfect for any occasion! The other thing that I am loving about this set is the simple green patterned pieces. Those are perfect for masculine cards or great backgrounds for any type of flower card! I love it!!!

If you would like to see all of these sheets of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper in a full piece, 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 – Pop Out Insert!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique today that I got from the amazing stamper Ronda Wade!!! This Pop Out Insert really takes a card up a notch. I went simple on the front since the inside is so fabulous!!!

Sending Happiness & Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Needlepoint Nook Suite from the Occasions Mini Catalog for this card and it is just fabulous! The images look so real and that just blows my mind!!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Poppy Parade (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) with some Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper on top (3″ x 4″). For the greeting, I die cut out the label from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits. Using the greeting from the Needle & Thread (Bundle & Save 10%), I stamped it in Poppy Parade Ink. Before attaching it to the card front, I added a few loops of Old Olive Linen Thread.

Now for the real fabulous part!!! The inside of the card has this beautiful pop out insert. This is something that can be inside any of your cards. Simply score, fold, and decorate!!! I started with a piece of Whisper White measuring 5-1/4″ x 8″ and folded it in half at 4″. Then with a pencil, I marked 1-1/2″ on either side of that center score line. Measuring 2-1/2″ down the center score line, I made another mark with my pencil. Then using the score blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer or a ruler and Bone Folder, score from the 2-1/2″ mark to the 1-1/2″ mark. This creates a little triangle. Next, I folded on all of the lines to create that pop out.

Be sure to decorate before adding it to the card. I stamped a few leaves first. Next, I stamped and die cut the flowers from the Needle & Thread Bundle. These images can hang off the top of the cardstock because they are folding down when the card closes so they won’t hang out the top.

When adding the insert to the card, I used Tear And Tape because it is super strong. Once the tape it on, place it inside the card, open the card flap, peal off the tape backing and then press the card closed. This ensures that the insert will still allow the card to close flat. Next, flip over the card and repeat. Again be sure to press the card closed to seal the adhesive for that perfect look. When you open the card it might not go all the way to the fold or seem a little off on the sides but that is okay. The important part is that it closes flat.

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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Ways To Store Your Paper Pumpkin Stamps!!!

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You all know I love organization!!! Today, I’m sharing with you a few ways to store your Paper Pumpkin Stamps. Believe it or not, my way is probably the least “organized” but it works for me and my space. I hope you find these useful and let me know if you store your Paper Pumpkin stamps this way!

Ways to Store Your Paper Pumpkin Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Each month, I get a little stamp set in plastic like shown above for Paper Pumpkin. These stamps are fabulous because they have a little bit of everything in there. After a year or even a few months, you have have basic greetings like Birthday, Thinking of You, etc. As time goes on you even get the holidays like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. I go back to these stamps A LOT for specific holidays because I know I have variety in there. This also helps me not have to buy another stamp set from the Annual Catalog for that holiday. This is super handy when I really only want to make 1 or 2 cards. Try out Paper Pumpkin, even for just a month or 2. Click here to try it out!

Shoe Box Stamp Set Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so back to the topic….what do you do with these little sets of stamps each month?? For me, I have a plastic shoe box that I throw them all into. Nothing fancy or super detailed. The little shoe box can be found at a big box store for less than $1. I added a label on the side and end and toss the set in each month! It works for me and I have room for it like this for now!

Paper Pumpkin Stamp Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is a more organized, pretty way to store your stamps too!!! Each month, Stampin’ Up sends an email after Paper Pumpkin has arrived (around the 20th of the month). This email has details for buying refill kits, alternative options for using the kit pieces, AND a printable stamp set image. This can be printed a trimmed down to fit in a Clear Mount Stamp Case like the photo on the right.

It can also be dropped into a 3 ring binder sleeve with the stamps and even the color flyer from the kit. The awesome thing about this print out is that it shows the samples of the cards and the entire stamp set. Now you know if an image is missing or you can quickly see what the stamps are without having to dig through a box. You can also print it in color but I used my B&W printer.

How do you store your Paper Pumpkin Stamps?? Are you going to try out one of these 3 options?? Let me know in the comments 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


April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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I love flowers and I love Pink so the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit was one of my favorites!! It also came with a card box so you could gift the cards and they are perfect for a Mother’s Day Gift!!! Love it!! Check out the unboxing video here!

April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I actually used some of my own inks for this kit because I wanted more color!!! The kit came with Gray Granite which I used for the greetings. The kit states the coordinating colors in the directions which stated Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz. That is what I used for the flower on the cards and envelopes. Pear Pizzazz was the color I used for the leaves! I love how it turned out with more color!

Roses Are Red, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped the rose and leaves in the Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz for these cards too! They were super simple to stamp and assemble. I was done in now time at all!!

Thank You Notes with Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this one, I just had to add in the leaves as the roses were already printed on the layer! When adding the piece that the Baker’s Twine was tied to, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for a smoother look!

Card Gift Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To top it all off, there was this adorable little card box in there that makes gift giving cards even that much sweeter! I think putting a few cards in there for a Mother’s Day gift will be perfect!!! You could also give the gift of Paper Pumpkin! The May Kit will be perfect as it is a special edition Shelli Kit. She has given hints to what it will be by saying it is 12 cards, birds, Springtime, and elegance! I can’t wait to see it! Click here to sign up and try out Paper Pumpkin and get the Shelli Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My 2019-2020 New Catalog Pre-Order Arrived!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! We are taking a break for a hot minute from Technique Tuesday to show off some of the 2019-2020 New Catalog Products!!!

My 2019-2020 New Catalog Pre-Order Arrived, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did a complete unboxing and reveal of my pre-order so you could see all of the fabulous products. The 2019-2020 In Colors are super fabulous too! Let me know which one you like the best!

Rococo Rose is just fun to say!!! This is a pale pink/purple which is great for floral looks and a feminine style card! I think it will coordinate really well with many other colors too!

Terracotta Tile is a coral/burnt orange color. This color again will be great for flowers. Maybe I just think any color is great for flowers!?!?! This will also make a great neutral background color.

Pretty Peacock is a beautiful deep blue/green. Sometimes I think it looks like a forest green and other times I see more blue.

Seaside Spray is this fabulous light blue color with a hint of gray. This will be a fabulous background blue, masculine card blue, and work for florals too! 🙂

Purple Posy is the perfect light purple to coordinate with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. I can’t wait to use these colors together!


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


Mother’s Day Card Ideas!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Mother’s Day is coming upon us and if you still need ideas, I got you!!! I have had so much fun with the Floral Romance Designer Paper/Vellum and the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set!!! Check out another sample here!

Mother's Day Card Ideas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is one of my favorites using this amazing Floral Romance Designer Vellum. Stay tuned as I will be posting the other soon! The colors are soft and beautiful. That vellum is stunning and the little bling flowers are just perfect!

I started with a Fresh Fig card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ and layered on a piece of the Floral Romance Vellum measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I went a smidge less on the white because I didn’t want it to go all the way to the edge of the vellum in case it was a bit off. Also, I wanted the edge to fade off with the vellum. The awesome thing about this vellum is that your adhesive doesn’t show through. That is super awesome and I love it. No need to place adhesive in certain spots of anything!

For the focal point, I die cut a Stitched Shape Oval and stamped the greeting from Strong & Beautiful in Fresh Fig Ink. This greeting is perfect for Mother’s Day as it is just says it all!!! Using the Sprig Punch and Leaf Punch, I punched out some greenery in Mossy Meadow and placed it around the greeting. Of course I added it to the card from with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! For the flowers, I used the Bitty Flowers Punch and Fresh Fig cardstock. To finish it off, I added some Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the center of each flower!

Happy Mother's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I went with a piece of Petal Pink because I thought it was soft enough to write on but gave a little pop! I stamped the greeting from Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set. I also added a few flowers too! It’s just perfect for Mother’s Day and has that added touch of love since it is homemade!

If you would like to see more fabulous sneak peak samples, 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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Storage By Stampin’ Up!

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Hello Stampers! If you have followed me for even a week, you know I love storage, organization, and I’m a bit of an OCD freak when it comes to placement of stuff. So of course I was super excited about the Storage By Stampin’ Up! Hello, it’s perfect. But I got it and now here is my honest review!!!

Storage By Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First thing I love about these things are that they can be stacked in any increments. This means that it fits anywhere. I hate when I find a cool storage piece but it is just a hair too big for my shelf or it fits the shelf but there is 3 inches of wasted space at the top. My craft room is “full” so I don’t want to waste space anywhere. I’m sure some of you can relate. I am able to have 11 trays for the Stampin’ Blends Markers on my shelf and it fits perfectly and all of my markers fit. It’s perfect and I love that.

The plastic is much thicker and sturdier than I anticipated. I was afraid they would be a little flimsy or easily crack/break. That doesn’t seem to be the case as they are thick and seem really strong.

One fear that I would have is that if it were to fall off my table or something, I’m betting the trays would pop apart and you would like trays and markers all over. This isn’t a deal breaker because lets be honest, I hope they never fall and of course if they did it would be a mess. Since the trays just lock/sit in place, they could pop a part if they fell over. Again, not a deal breaker but it is something that crossed my mind.


Over all I love the ease of putting them together. I love the organization and ability to customize your space to fit anywhere. I also love the options for the toppers. The solid topper is on my blends since it fits perfectly on my shelf but the little trays are perfect for ink refills on the ink pad trays or just on your desk. It’s just awesome to be able to purchase something with options to fit your space and style and not be stuck with 1 thing! Click the links below to get your Storage By Stampin’ Up!

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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Laura’s Quick Tips: Saving Ribbon!!!

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I know it is Tuesday and I usually do Technique Tuesday but instead we are doing one of Laura’s Quick Tips! This is kind of a technique! It’s a great way to use less ribbon off the spool and possibly use those little scraps you have laying around!

Laura's Quick Tips: Saving Ribbon,  www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is a fairly simple card to create. The fabulous colors, designer series paper, and fun greeting make it amazing! To create a bit of texture, I added in the ribbon!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting and fun corner images with Stamparatus. These images are from the Amazing Life Stamp Set (retiring soon). The Stamparatus makes those corner images fit perfectly into place. Using the Poppy Parade Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the word Cake! I love how it makes it POP!

Life's Too Short To Say No To Cake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

One the images were stamped, I layered it onto a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock and flipped it over to add ribbon! Rather than adding one long strip of ribbon that starts at the top, loops across, back across, and comes out the bottom. It was over 12 inches of ribbon I would have needed. Instead, I laid the first piece down, secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals and trimmed it off. Next, I cut a small loop and secured it to the other side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I did this with another loop and another end piece. By only using small pieces of ribbon, I saved over 6 inches of ribbon. You could also use ribbon scraps that you have laying around!!

Ribbon Saving Tip, 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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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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Laura’s Quick Tips: Ink a Spectrum Pad!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’ve got another one of Laura’s Quick Tips. I’m going to show you how to ink a Spectrum Pad. I have been playing with these a lot lately and LOVING IT!!! You can check out those projects here and here!

Laura's Quick Tips: Ink a Spectrum Pad, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It is really simple to do and all you need are 5 of your favorite colors of Ink Refills! I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, and Real Red in this sample. I have also done Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay. Another one I created in a rainbow color scheme. I have 2 more to ink up and I can’t decide. Let me know your suggestions of colors in the comments below – 5 total colors!

Be sure that the ink pad is opened up; each color pad is separated from the one next to it. This is also how you will want to store the pad so that the colors don’t bleed together. Take the ink refill and just squirt on ink until it looks saturated. Just a light coating is not enough because you need to fill the little sponge and soak it. Also, don’t go overboard or it will start to run down in the tray. Remember it is easier to add more but not so easy to remove ink.

For the little label on the front, I took a file folder label and pressed it into the ink pad to pick up each color. Then I just wrote the name of the color below it and stuck it on the front of the ink pad. Now it is time to stamp and have fun!!!

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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