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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Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper!!!

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Who loves Black and White with a POP of color??? I sure do and the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper is amazing! It has that black and white and the color pops are PINK….Eeeeee…..and Green and Gold! Bling Bling!

Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how pretty it is!!! One side of each of the sheets has gold foil on it! This makes it hard to decide which side to use for sure! Thank goodness there are 2 sheets of every pattern so then I can use 1 sheet for one side and the other sheet for the other side! These patterns are great for Birthdays and Anniversaries. I think the black and gold would be perfect for like a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. The numbers would be perfect for a little one’s birthday. The gold, black, and silver dots would be perfect for Graduation or New Years. There are just endless possibilities!

If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, 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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Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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The Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so fun and absolutely stunning! There are just so many amazing features to it!

Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Look at these fine details….that you don’t have to cut out or pop out the pieces in between yourself. It’s all done for you and the detail is amazing. There are 8 sheets in the pack – 4 each of the 2 designs shown above. The one on the left is a full 12″ x 12″ sheet of that floral detail. This is fun to cut into pieces or use as a full sheet for a background or scrapbook page. The sheet on the right has borders as well as pieces that can be cut for card fronts. Although you could always cut them into pieces for even more projects too! Another fabulous feature about this designer paper is that one side is vanilla and the other is white. I love that versatility built right in. Of course, you can always color the paper with a Sponge Dauber, Sponge Brayer, Spritz, etc. There are lots of possibilities with this stuff. Click the photo below to get some so you can start adding fine beautiful details to your projects!

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If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, 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


Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper!!!

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The New Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper has beautiful shades of blues, greens, and purples! I think it will be great for masculine cards for sure!

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think that this paper will be great for backgrounds or a little border on the edge of a project. The images  and textures of the prints are subtle yet add a little pop! My favorites are the 3rd one from the right with the dots and the 2nd one from the left with that blue and purple! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to purchase the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper click on the photo below. Don’t forget that you can get the coordinating cardstock pack that comes with solid cardstock in 3 of the colors used in the Designer Series Paper Pack. This coordination makes it super easy to

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If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, 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


Notes of Kindness Card Kit!!!

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Happy Tuesday! I’m taking a bit of a break from Technique Tuesday but here is a fabulous kit for you to check out! The Notes of Kindness Card Kit is one of Stampin’ Up’s NEW All Inclusive Kits and it’s beautiful!!!

Notes of Kindness Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit does have flowers in it so you know I was in love at first sight. I love the mint and light pink color combination as well. The stamps are all Thank You which is something I use a lot so I’m excited there too. Any time I need more quick Thank You Notes, I can just purchase a Refill Kit too. I love that option. This kit is perfect for gift giving since it includes everything you need. It’s also great to grab and go if you want to stamp on vacation or while waiting for your oil to be changed. Just grab the box and some scissors!

This kit has a watercolor look to some of the images. There are die cuts, sticker pieces, and banners for stamping. The white banners for the greetings have a stitched edge which adds a little texture and fun to it. I am a big fan of the Stitched Shapes Framelits for that reason! Pearls and Copper Thread are the embellishments. I’m not sure I would have pairs copper with this color combination so I can’t wait to put this kit together and try it out….and then use on future projects.

I will be putting this kit together soon…..hopefully! Then I will share the completed look and my thoughts on steps and all. Click the photos below to get your kit to enjoy with me! Let me know what you think of this kit!

If you would like to see the unboxing of this kit, 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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Simply Shammy!!!

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Oh my goodness….the Simply Shammy is AMAZING! I was super skeptical about this item and didn’t even try it out for over 2 weeks but when I did…..OH MY! I actually said out loud, “Wow, I didn’t expect that!”

Simply Shammy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So the Simply Shammy arrived in a plastic cellophane bag and there was moisture in there and I thought that didn’t seem right so I pulled it out of the bag and tossed it in the drawer. I love the Stampin’ Scrub so I didn’t feel the need to use this right away. Also, I wasn’t stamping as often while waiting for Ziggy to arrive. I opened the drawer a few days later and there was the Simply Shammy, dried up, and looking sad and wrinkled a bit. Oh geez! So I ran it under water and decided to give it a try. Oh my goodness, my mind was blown! It worked so well. Why did I not try this sooner? The stamp came clean in a moment and not just slightly clean, like sparkling clean! It was amazing. Yes, the ink does stain the Simply Shammy but it does not bleed onto the next stamp when you go back to clean it!

Dirty Simply Shammy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It does kind of make the inner Laura freak out to see it stained but the fact that it cleans so well and doesn’t come off on your fingers or the next stamp…..I’ll just have to get over it. Yes, I did think about stamping a pretty image all over it. No no, Laura, don’t make it dirtier on purpose. lol This thing is just amazing and I highly suggest it to EVERYONE! I was skeptical and now I’m in love! Give it a try! Also, I now store mine in a clear mount case so that it stays wet and has something to contain it.

To clean it, simply run it under water, squeeze out the majority of the water so it isn’t dripping and use it again. Don’t wring it out to get every drop of water out because it needs to stay moist. You can see in the first photo that there are some water lines and drips where there is a bit of excess water after a simple squeeze. Get your’s today by clicking the link below!

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

PS: Ziggy….aka Claire has arrived and all is well. We are working on learning each other and finding a bit of a “routine” so bear with me! 🙂 I will do an introduction of her soon! 🙂

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Stunning Designer Series Paper!!!

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Happy Thursday!!! Today, I’m sharing with you some of the stunning Designer Series Paper coming out in the New Catalog. I love patterned paper as a focal point on my card or project or a nice background. Stampin’ Up does an amazing job at knocking it out of the park with amazing patterns and designs. The bad thing is that the catalog only shows a small swatch so I’m here to help you out!!!

Stunning Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, this paper is a MUST HAVE in everyone’s collection – 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. It is bright beautiful colors and perfect patterns for so many different occasions. It’s like have a pair of jeans or a classic white shirt in your wardrobe! Polka Dots and stripes and perfect for a simple background or punching out balloons for a birthday card and so much more! I can see me going through lots of these packs of paper. Check out this Video Tutorial to see each sheet in all it’s glory!

Share What You Love Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my favorite so far – Share What You Love Designer Series Paper! This paper has stunning colors, flowers, and a pearlized look. That pearl shine is just amazing. It’s not like a foil but rather a glossy shine with that pearl iridescent look. I don’t know if that’s the best way to describe it but it’s stunning! Check out this video for a full look at each sheet and the shine!

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper has lots of fun floral patterns but the other side includes lots of great background and more subtle patterns. This makes the paper very versatile for different occasions. There are also lots of different colors for more masculine and feminine looks. I love flowers so of course I was drawn to this but I’m also loving the new color combinations and can’t wait to play with them! Check out each sheet in the Video Tutorial below!

Stay tuned for more Designer Series Paper reveals once the New Catalog officially comes out on June 1st! Also, let me know in the comments which paper pack is your favorite! I would love to hear from you and know which one you can’t wait to see samples using it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


So Many Ways to One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Yesterday I shared with you a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder idea! Today, I’m sharing more samples using that same template. There are really endless possibilities with whatever colors, paper, and embellishments you have on hand! Check out all of these fun ideas because there are just so many ways to One Sheet Wonder!

So Many Ways To One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for all of these which can be used as black and white or colored in. There are lots of ways to color this designer paper like with a Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, or Watercolor Pencils! I used Enamel Shapes for the top card and Perfect White Accents for the bottom one!

I'm Lucky To Have a Friend Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Any color goes with this style of One Sheet Wonder. I used Island Indigo and Berry Burst for the top card and Soft Sky and Calypso Coral for the bottom one. You can always use whatever you have on hand or whatever color combination you like the most! Also, don’t forget about the 2 different sides of the designer paper too!

One Sheet Wonders with Enamel Shapes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m really going to miss Crinkled Seam Binding as I love that ribbon so much! The greeting I used for all of these is from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in the new Share What You Love Bundles out this month! You can purchase the stamp set alone starting next month when the New Catalog comes out!


One Sheet Wonder with Vinyl Stickers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Add in some bling with the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite. It was fun adding these as borders, accents and even cutting them to get more use. For the bigger images, simply place it down on the edge of the card and trim off the excess. Then use that little piece along another edge or peaking out from the designer paper layer!

Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below! I think mine is the Berry Burst and Island Indigo with the Crinkled Seam Binding and the Vinyl Stickers. I just love that color combination so much! If you would like to see the video tutorial for this One Sheet Wonder, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


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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Avoid Duplicate Stampin’ Up Product With This Tip!!!

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Today, I’m sharing a tip to help you avoid duplicate Stampin’ Up product by keeping track of what you have in a quick and simple way. This will also help you when you go to a party or class and you are wondering what you have at home already! We have all been there where we really love something and accidentally buy it twice. I have been tracking my stuff this way for a few years now and it seems to work really well for me!

Avoid Duplicate Stampin' Up Product, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I simply mark the item in the catalog with a big X when I buy it! Now I understand this might not work for everyone or it might give you heart palpitations to mark up your catalog. You could always go smaller with a little X over the name or writing “have” next to it.

This works for me because:

~I always have my catalog with me so then I know what I have and don’t have.

~This gives a nice visual of the stamps, the name, and the ordering number all in one place.

~There is no need to type up the information on your computer and remember to print it off and stick it in your catalog. Then it falls out and you can’t find the list or you forgot to hit print or just typing out the name isn’t enough for you to know what the item is. When someone asks me about a random stamp set by name, I immediately go to my catalog to see what it looks like. This helps me so much more as I am a visual person!

Catalog Tracking, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another tip I have is to mark all of the items that are retiring when the list comes out at the end of the catalog. Again, I’m a visual person and looking at that long list of items is just crazy to me. I sort the list my page number and go through and mark the items with a different color. My 2017-2018 Catalog is green and red and I wrote with that color in the front so I would know which is which. As you can see in the photo above, No Bones About It is in my collection and it is retiring this month! Both a red and green X makes me sad but I always remember more fabulous goodies are coming out soon so there will be new stuff to play with! 🙂

I hope you try this out and see if it works for you! Of course, everyone has their way of organizing and what works for one might not work for another. I wanted to share mine in hopes to help even just 1 of you out. This works for me and avoids frustration on ordering duplicates and helps me see what I have and still NEED (or want). hehe

If you would like to see all of this in action and my big 39 Week Ziggy Belly, 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