Orlando Day 2 Recap!!!

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Today, I’m sharing the Orlando Day 2 Recap!!! There was a lot more stamping, seeing new products, and winning fabulous stuff on this day!!!

Orlando Day 2 Recap, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness was I blown away by some of these stamping projects. Shelli’s watercoloring and layering is so amazing and I can only hope to color like that. I did try to take notes on how she does it. I have lots of practice to do! 🙂 There are lots of great masculine sets coming soon and we all know I struggle with man cards. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers make my heart happy!!!

Fabulous Friends Team, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While there is a lot of stamping going on, there is also a lot of chatting, meeting new people, snapping photos, and so much more! The people make this even more fabulous! I tried taking pictures with those in my Fabulous Friends Team, LovenStampfuls Team, and ImPECKable Stampers Team. Of course, I got pictures with others too! Meeting new people from all over the world is just amazing. The green ears were for all of our team so we could find each other in the sea of 6000 people. The bottom right photo is me and the 6 other ladies in our team that earned the Greek Isles Trip and we got to walk across stage together. It was AMAZING!!!

If you would like to see all the goodies we got, 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


Timeless Tidings Project Kit!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’m sharing the Timeless Tidings Project Kit and let me tell you it is amazing!!! At first glace, I was like oh wow that’s pretty. It’s also amazing to get 20 cards in the kit. Then I opened it up and loved all the gold trims and pretty envelopes and printed pieces. Now I’m even more in love!!

Timeless Tidings Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at these beauties!!!! Aren’t they amazing? Those gold trim envelopes with stripes on the inside are super fun too!!! The other bonus that I was SUPER impressed was how simple these cards were. I honestly did 1 of each of these 4 while watching Claire (5 months old) in less than 30 minutes. That blew me away!

Poinsettia, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my favorite! I love the big flower and little gold scallop. When looking at the card base, there is a black V along the card and this is for lining up the gold scallop trim. It makes layering super simple and easy. No worries about putting the gold trim up to high or low. I will say that the greeting is pretty TIGHT on that banner so be careful!

Evergreen Trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my second favorite and honestly it would make a fabulous masculine birthday card too! Again, this card had a line to show where the gold trim. The gold trim for this one is the one with the little star on it. The instructions didn’t mention using the star but I added it to the one tree because why not. Stampin’ Up only added the star so you could differentiate which trim is used for which card. How perfect!!!! 🙂

Holly Berries, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the gold banner layered behind the greeting on this card. Simply layer each piece together for a fabulous look and add some gold rhinestones all over. Simple and fabulous!

Gold Trim, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So for this card, I actually popped up the holly piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Since the greeting goes over the top and I didn’t want it be double popped so I only added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the far right side and then regular Snail to the left side. This made it nice and smooth!

Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below! Click the links below to snag this kit for yourself!!!

If you would like to see the unboxing and reveal of this kit, 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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Detailed Deer Card #2!!!

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Yesterday I shared a fun card using the Dashing Deer Stamp Set and coordinating framelits. Today it’s Part 2 and I’m sharing this detailed deer card!!! Click here to check out yesterday’s card if you missed it!

Detailed Deer Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As you can see, this card is very similar in style to the one I shared yesterday! It also uses the same greeting banner, stamped floral image, same colors, and the die cut deer!!! This makes creating multiples for Christmas super easy!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the floral image on the top and bottom in Merry Merlot Ink. All the images for this card are from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Next, I added a little strip of Gold Glimmer Paper just above and just below the stamped image. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 4″) and embossed it with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder. TIP: I know this is sort of after the fact but I wanted to point out that you might want to hold the glimmer paper up to the embossed cardstock to make sure they line up correctly. While I cut the glimmer paper and white paper at 4″, after embossing it the white paper pulled in a smidge. This made the glimmer paper hang out a little on the ends and I had to trim it off.

Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the focal point, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals (and some Mini ones) to the die cut Gold Foil Deer. I used the coordinating Detailed Deer Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Next, I added the greeting which was stamped in Merry Merlot Ink and punched with the Banner Triple Punch. It also was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure not to put a dimensional on the spot that it sits on the deer because then it would be popped over the deer. So I just added some to the top side of the greeting and let the bottom rest on his back.

I love that I was able to cut a lot of the same dimensional and colors for 2 cards and get 2 different looks. It’s also super fabulous to not have to waste Gold Foil Paper because this deer isn’t really the easiest for minimal waste. This way I’m using the deer and the negative image for 2 cards. It’s perfect!!!!

If you would like to create these 2 cards, click on the supplies below to get started. Also, you can check out the video tutorial here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Dashing Deer Duplicates!!!

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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 this fun idea of creating Dashing Deer Duplicates!!! Today I’ll be sharing one card today and then the coordinating one tomorrow!!! Get a sneak peak of it in the video below!

Dashing Deer Duplicates, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I used Gold Foil, Whisper White, and Merry Merlot paper. The only ink used was Merry Merlot Ink and the only stamp set was the Dashing Deer Stamp Set. I also, used the Detailed Deer Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). With these products I created this card and then used a similar layout and the die cut deer to create another card. Come back tomorrow for that one!

I started with a Whisper White card base which is great for writing on the inside of the card too! Next, I layered on a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock after stamping the floral image on the top and bottom. The image was stamped in Merry Merlot for that subtle look. Then I took a 4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil Paper and die cut the deer out with the Detailed Deer Framelits. I also die cut out a few flowers in Merry Merlot cardstock. BONUS: Stampin’ Up put a few of the flower framelits in the set so that you can die cut multiples at the same time. So I got all 3 of these flowers with just 1 crank through the Big Shot!

Detailed Deer Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the flowers around the deer! For the greeting, I stamped it in Merry Merlot from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set. To make the banner tips, I just used the Banner Triple Punch! Since I hadn’t used any Stampin’ Dimensionals just yet, I thought I needed to for the greeting! 🙂 You all know how much I love those things!

Come back again tomorrow to see how I used the die cut deer to create another card with the same stamps, ink, and paper!!!

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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Die Cutting Multiples At Once!!!

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Time is precious and we all need more of it, am I right??? Today, I’m sharing with you a way for die cutting multiples at once and we can all thank Stampin’ Up for this amazing way!!!

Die Cutting Multiples At Once, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was easy to create because the Frosted Bouquet Framelits have 2 of these small flower framelits in the set. I was able to die cut all of these flowers with just 2 cranks through the Big Shot! I love it!!!

For the card base, I used Pear Pizzazz card stock. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and embossed it with the Tufted Embossing Folder. Then I added it to the card front. Using the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, I die cut the label and stamped the greeting in Pear Pizzazz Ink. The greeting and flowers are all from the First Frost Stamp Set. Don’t forget to Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase the stamps and coordinating framelits. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

First Frost Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the flowers, I stamped them in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White and die cut them with the coordinating framelits. Since there are 2 framelits for the small flower, it was very quick to die cut all of these flowers! For the leaves, I stamped the leafy image from the stamp set all over in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then I used the large leaf/stem image and die cut over the top. These two images do not coordinate but rather give a fun look of green and white on the leaves. You could always use the coordinating stamps and dies for a perfect look. Using Mini Glue Dots, I added the leaves around the greeting and then placed the flowers over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added Frosted Epoxy Droplets which I’m super loving. Those things are so pretty and really pop!!!

Check out more samples using the Frosted Floral Suite here and here! I’m really loving this suite! What about you? 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

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Technique Tuesday – Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card!!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fun technique!!! We are securing Chicken Wire to your card….well not real chicken wire! Instead Stampin’ Up has created this fun Chicken Wire Element that is super cute and easy to add to your project!

Securing Chicken Wire to Your Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving! I’m loving the colors and elements so much from the Country Lane Suite!

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the cotton floral image from the Country Home Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I used the Stamparatus so I had even spacing side to side and the images didn’t overlap. Not having to stress about stamp placement is amazing! Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the flowers. For the white cotton, I used the White Watercolor Pencil. It worked perfectly! Next, I added this piece to the card front.

Harvest Blessings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie from the Country Home Stamp Set. I made sure to stamp it on the right hand side so I had room for my ribbon and bow on the left. Next, I layered this onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. For the bow, I actually added a small piece of Braided  Linen Thread to the end, wrapping the ends to the back side and securing with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I took another piece to tie a bow and secure it on with a Mini Glue Dot. This faux bow look makes it look like it is wrapped around but yet the bow is not sideways! It’s perfect!

Before adding this on, I placed the Chicken Wire Element on the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock. I didn’t actually use adhesive on that piece but secured it with the Country Lane Designer Paper. Be sure to place the greeting piece off to the side as a guide for how low the designer paper needs to go so you aren’t covering up the designer paper or all of your stamped flowers. After securing the designer paper, I added the greeting on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!!

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 Review of the Take Your Pick Tool!!!

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Today, I’m sharing with you my review of the Take Your Pick Tool!!! I finally took it out of the box to use and now I’m in love!!!

My Review of the Take Your Pick Tool, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This little tool is just $10 (US) and has so many little gadgets and uses. The left side is the putty and a refill. This is used for picking up little things like sequins or beads or die cuts. Once the putty isn’t tacky anymore, just advance out a little more. There are also refills for this to buy too but the 2 that come with it should last you awhile.

The other end (right side) has a little pancake flipper tool which is great for picking up a rhinestone or pearl and setting it on your project. It’s slim wide base allows it to get under and pick up the adhesive under it as well. If you rotate the pancake flipper to the unlock position, it comes out and the other end is a poker tool. This is great for starting a hole or making a marker spot to cut or position in that area. Laying in front of the tool is another piece that can be locked into that end. It has a stylus on both ends – big and small. These are great for scoring cardstock or outlining an image.

Easily Pop Out Diecuts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Recently I was die cutting a lot of these adorable little labels from the Stitched Labels Framelits. You have to be very delicate popping it out because otherwise the little loops will rip or sometimes there are indention marks from pressing on it. I slid the little pancake flipper around the framelit and eased it out perfectly. It was easy and I didn’t ruin/rip any of them. I was sold for sure after that! Get yours by clicking the photo below that takes you right to my store.

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 – Black Ice Technique!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today, it is the Black Ice Technique which I learned from the fabulous stamper, Karla Endris!!! Thanks Karla for this fun technique!!!

Black Ice Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This picture sure doesn’t do this card any justice because you need to rotate it to see the fun shine!!!

I started with a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and stamped the tin tile image on each corner. This is from the Country Home Stamp Set and I used Coastal Cabana Ink for that subtle look. Next, I took a piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper and lightly brushed Stazon Ink up and down the cardstock. Don’t be too heavy handed as you want it to look streaky and not solid. Then I stamped the flowers and pitcher from the Country Home Stamp Set in Stazon Ink and set it with the Heat Tool so it wouldn’t smear.

Flowers in a Kettle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time for the ice part of the Black Ice Technique. Simply press the VersaMark Ink all over the top of your image to coat the entire piece. Then add Clear Embossing Powder for all of it and set it with the heat tool. Now you have that glassy shine of your image! I finished it off by coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Markers and layering it onto Basic Black cardstock. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture, I added it to the card front!

Teal Milk Pail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample that I created using that same Country Home Stamp Set!

Brown Milk Pail, 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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Stamping Perfect Corners!!!

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Have you ever wanted an image stamped in each corner of your greeting or project?? Today, I’m going to show you how stamping perfect corners is super easy!!!

Stamping Perfect Corners, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this greeting and it was super simple to create. Remember last week when I showed you Stamping In The Round??? We are going to use that same template for this card only this time, you just need to use the squares and not the diamonds on it!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I took a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ to layer on top. First, I thought it looked too plain so I stamped on it with the greenery from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. See the photo above. My husband said it looked too busy so I tried embossing it with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. See the photo below!

Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up, I layered on a piece of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″. I used this size so I could use up every inch of the fabulous paper! 🙂 I like to add this layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals when placing it on an embossed layer because I feel it is more secure in the grooves of the embossing. If you go the stamped route like the sample up top, you could layer it on with regular Snail Adhesive.

Fill The Season With Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using a 2-1/2″ square, I placed it in my Stamparatus using the square template. Then  I stamped down the corner image in Sahara Sand Ink. After, I stamped, I rotated the cardstock around so a new corner was placed in the stamping spot and stamped it down. Once I had  all 4 corners stamped, I stamped the greeting in the center. All of these images are from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. I layered this piece onto Blackberry Bliss.

Using the Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled Ribbon, I flipped over the greeting and placed it along the top with a bit of a tail hanging off. I secured it in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals placed half on the ribbon, half on the cardstock. Then I looped it around and secured the middle section, made another loop and ran the the last piece across the bottom. Once you have it all set, add a few more dimensionals for good measure. After all they are on sale today and I love them so much! Then I added this piece to the card front!

Which One? www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one do you like best – embossed or stamped Tranquil Tide layer?? 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

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Technique Tuesday – Diagonal Opening Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have  a fabulous technique to share. This one might not look cool at first but then when you open it you see the real magic. This diagonal opening card is super fun and the concept can be used for any occasion! Thank you to Margo Richardson for the amazing idea!

Diagonal Opening Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

At first, I started with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. I cut it diagonally from corner to corner using the Stampin’ Trimmer. Be sure to take out the scoring blade and then the cutting blade will be able to cut all the way to the ends. Also, I recommend starting in the middle and pushing out so you don’t crinkle the corner tips. Now that you have a giant triangle, it’s time to score. Score from the corner over to 5-1/2 and up at 4-1/4″. This will create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle in the corner and two triangle flaps to fold over as the front of the card!

Triangle Card, www.LaurasStamppad.com

Now that we have the card base complete, it’s time to decorate. For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and flower from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. The greeting was done in Pacific Point Ink and the flower was Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy Ink. On the left hand side, I added a little piece of the leftover designer paper after cutting for the front of the card!

Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the front of the card, I cut a piece of Pacific Point cardstock into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ rectangle and then I cut it diagonally from corner to corner. Making sure I had the piece positioned correctly for the card, I placed it into the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. There is only one way the paper can go on the card. These weird sized triangles make that part a little tricky. Using a piece of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, I cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and cut it diagonally as well. The greeting was stamped in Pacific Point Ink from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. I inked it up and then stamped three times without going back to the ink for that ombre look. This piece was layered on to a scallop square of Silver Foil Paper. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut it out. When placing the greeting on the front of the card, be sure to only add adhesive to the one corner/triangle so that it doesn’t seal the card closed! 🙂

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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