Stitched Felt Embellishments!!!

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I’m not usually a big fan of chunky embellishments but the Stitched Felt Embellishments are soft and super cute!!

Stitched Felt Embellishments, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Aren’t these the cutest?!?! I kind of like having the options of mixing and matching with the colors too! I used Real Red and Garden Green!!!

The card bases are Real Red and Garden Green. Then using the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, I cut it into 3″ x 4″ pieces. This way I was able to get 2 pieces out of each square with a nice rectangle left over to use for another project. I added this piece to the upper 1/3 of the card.

Quilted Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 4″) and stamped the greeting from the Quilted Christmas Stamp Set. I used Real Red Ink for the green card and Garden Green Ink for the red card. Be sure to stamp on the right hand side so there is room for the felt on the left. Before adding this to the card front, I added a little strip (1/2″ x  4″) of the same color as the card base (green in the one above). I did this for a few reasons….to add a little more color and to use up scraps! 🙂

Merry Little Christmas Tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the final detail, I added a Stitched Felt Embellishment to the left hand side. I found that the Multi-purpose Adhesive worked best. Hold for about 30 seconds and then set it aside. Since the glue is liquid it does take a bit longer to dry.

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Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Quilted Tree!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are having an amazing week! Today is Technique Tuesday which is super exciting! I’m sharing with you this quilted tree which is perfect for Christmas time and this winter season. Quilts just scream warm and cozy! My Grandmother and Mom have made so many so they also make me think of family and love! 🙂

Quilted Tree, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Real Red card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ to use for the front. Using the Quilt Builder Framelits, I die cut a bunch of triangles from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack. The cool thing is that the paper is double sides so you have tons of options. Another bonus is that I was able to cut 2-3 layers of paper with every crank through the Big Shot. Woot Woot!!!

Starting with the middle on the top, I placed my first triangle (red). Next, I placed the green one directly under it. I did slide my triangles a bit under each other just for a nice clean covered look. I didn’t want them to pull apart when I ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. After I placed the green one directly under, I added the red triangles to either side. For the third row, I added the red triangles directly under the red triangles and then filled in with the green ones! For the stump on the bottom, I placed a small rectangle of Early Espresso cardstock.

Using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder, I ran this entire piece through the Big Shot. I did it both ways – with the impression pressed out and pressed in. You can pick which one you prefer. I found that when I pressed the embossed image in, the triangles came up a bit on the tips where there wasn’t any adhesive. Of course, I didn’t cover the entire triangle with adhesive so the tips popped up. With the impression popped out like the sample above, it was nice and smooth! After adding this to the front of the card, I added some Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the inside of the card. The little silver star to the top from the Metallic Enamel Shapes added a little bling!

Merry Little Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added a piece of Whisper White to the inside and stamped the greeting from the coordinating Christmas Quilt Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%). It was stamped in Real Red!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 

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Technique Tuesday – Stampin’ Blends!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I have a fabulous technique to share with you and that uses the Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So of course, any technique can have its modifications so I’m going to show you my technique today. Try it out and try a few other ways to see what works best for you!

I have found that when using the stamping blends, I prefer to go Light, Dark, Light or sometimes Dark and then Light. So let’s get started on what I mean. First, I stamped the image from the Color Me Happy Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Memento Ink is necessary because it won’t bleed with the alcohol marker.

Next, I took the Light Pumpkin Pie and colored in the center. Then I colored the edges with the Dark Pumpkin Pie Marker. Finally, I went back in with the Light and blended the colors so they didn’t look so sharp like in the middle photo. I simply color in a circular motion around the area to blend it together. You don’t want to do this for a really long time or the paper will get super saturated. If you feel this is happening, just wait a bit for it to dry completely and then go back. I also find that sometimes I need to stop and let it dry for second and then go back and look at it. Sometimes when I’m working on one, I’m not happy with the look but move on and then look at it later and wonder why I didn’t like it.

Birdie Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For these birdies, I let the stamped image guide me along. I used the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends for the one on the left. Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie for the one on the right. Using the dark marker, I went around the edge, dotted all of the dots, and went along all the lines on the wing. Then I filled in the entire tail with the dark. After that, I went back through and filled in with the light marker. This is one that I stopped after filling it in and did the beak and feet. Then I went back and swirled around to blend in any areas I thought looked too distinct. I stayed away from the center of his belly to keep that the lightest. Some of my birdies achieved this more than others. Each one is going to come out different just because it is handmade! 🙂

Shades of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For these flowers, I did a little blending and a little selective coloring. The middle flower was just colored in the light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and then dark in those folded tips and the center. The other two flowers were blended. I did the one on the left with all edges of the petals outlined in the dark marker and then blended in with the light marker. The flower on the right was the opposite with light on the edges. That one was a little harder to stay away from the edges. I colored it with the Light first and then Dark and then back with the Light. Just have fun with it and try lots of different variations. Another fun option is mixing colors….Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight…..Bermuda Bay and Pool Party…….Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler. Let me know what combination you would use in the comments below!

If you would like to see the unboxing and reveal of this kit, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Color Me Happy Project Kit!!!

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The Color Me Happy Project Kit just became available on November 1st. It is super fun and fabulous. This kit uses the NEW Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers!!

Color Me Happy Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are super cute and a great way to get started with Stampin’ Blends. I love how the images help me with shading and coloring. Also, I have to say that the envelopes in this kit are like beyond amazing. They are colorful and gold trimmed! Amazing!!!

Purple & Pink Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, so of course this is my favorite because it has flowers. I colored some Rich Razzleberry and some in Pink Pirouette. I simply colored all around the borders of the petal with the dark marker and then blended and filled in with the light color. That gold trim has a sticky back which makes it super easy to use but be careful with wrinkles!

Paper Lanterns, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my second favorite because I think it looks like a great Man Card and I love those colors! The paper lanterns were super fun and easy to color. TIP: Be sure to stamp a lantern in the place of the popped up lantern so you still have the string and tail. (opps on my first one!) Another tip would be to stamp rather high up so that your string hits the string going side to side. Of course, if you are a bit off, you can always draw it in with a marker! 🙂

Party Line of Lanterns, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Again with these lanterns, I simply colored the outer edge with the darker color and then blended and filled in with the lighter color!

Color Me Happy Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card I super love because that greeting is fabulous and scroll-y and has a drop shadow. There are so many coloring options for that. You could color it the same color in light and dark or mix and match. Eeeee So much fun and you all know I send lots of thank you cards each month. (Anyone who orders from me each month receives a card from me.)

Thank you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

That gold trim around the greeting is so fabulous and the color combination for this card is just amazing!

Little Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this little birdies on this card but that greeting was a pain in the rear. Thank goodness, Stampin’ Up gives you extra labels. Since it is a solid image, be sure to ink it up really well and stamp on a piece of scrap a few times. This helps rough up the stamp and allow for the ink to cover the stamp much better.

Colored in Birdies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the birdies, I colored in dark all around the edge and on each dark mark. Also, I colored in the tail with the dark. Then I took the light marker and colored in the center and blended it all together. These birdies are just beautiful and would make a fun love birds card for a wedding, anniversary, engagement, etc.

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see the unboxing and reveal of this kit, 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!!! Stay tuned for more videos on Stampin’ Blends!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All Kinds of Shutter Cards!!!

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Back a few months ago, I posted this Shutter Card! Since then I have made all kinds of shutter cards in different patterns and for different occasions! Check them out here! For the directions and video tutorial, click here!

All kinds of shutter cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one was created with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I used the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits for the front decoration! Bundle & Save 10%

Life Happens Coffee Helps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting fits like JUST PERFECTLY so you really have to hold the shutter open real tight. You can stamp the greeting in the middle of the circle before adding the shutters too! Just make sure it is centered!

Anniversary Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one uses the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper. The greeting and decoration is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set!

Fresh Florals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set is perfect because of the coordinating greeting for the outside and inside. Also, be sure if you front decoration is in the center, only place adhesive on the left side so you aren’t sealing your card shut! 🙂

Star of Wonder Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to do a Christmas Card. I used the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper. The greeting was stamped using the Star of Light Stamp Set on the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the ribbon as the belly band!

Christmas Shutter Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below! I think mine is the last one but it’s a tough decision! If you would like to make one of these, here are the direction!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Adding Snow with Embossing Paste!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! We are adding snow with Embossing Paste to create a fabulous winter scene!

Adding Snow with Embossing Paste, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not a fan of winter….like at all but this card sure looks amazing. I would be just fine stamping winter and not actually having it happen! Do you like Winter? Let me know in the comments below!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base. Next I took  a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped snowflakes all over in Night of Navy Ink. I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. Now for that amazing snow on the bottom! I simply took a scrap piece of white and tore along the top for texture. Next, I smeared a thin layer of Embossing Paste over the top. Then sprinkle some Dazzling Diamonds glitter all over the top. Right after that, I added Snail adhesive along the bottom of the snowflake stamped white piece and pressed the glitter strip onto it.

Snow on the Ground, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did this while it was still wet for a few reasons. 1. I found that adding it to the base first would allow for glitter to stick and hold around the cardstock and under it. 2. If I let the Embossing Paste dry with the glitter first, sometimes it curls and when I would press it flat, it cracks. Pressing it on while still wet gets a perfect look with minimal glitter and isn’t really not that messy. Simply wash your hands to get any excess glitter off after pressing it on!

Next, I die cut some snowflakes with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). I loved this bundle because there are 3 snowflakes in the set so I only had to crank through the Big Shot once for every card! I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for adhering the snowflakes to the card. For the greeting, I stamped it with the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch. I punched  a second one in Night of Navy and placed that one up and down and the greeting over the top side to side. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Just stunning!

If you would like to see this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Quick & Simple Watercolor Christmas!!!

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This quick & simple Watercolor Christmas card is perfect for making multiples and yet super adorable and made with love!

Quick & Simple Watercolor Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with an Old Olive card base. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and trees from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set. The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink and the trees in Basic Gray Archival Ink. I like the softer look of gray than black. Then, I took the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil and added color to each tree. Using the Blender Pen, I smeared the color around and filled in the trees. Once I was finished with the trees, I added it to the card base. To finish it off, I added some Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon around the top. See how simple that was? This card is perfect for making multiples this season!

Don’t forget there are only a few days left of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special. Also, orders over $75 will earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month from me. This month you get to pick from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set or Graceful Garden Stamp Set. You will also earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers once your order hits $40!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Creating a Glitter Window!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you! Today, we are creating a glitter window for the greeting to peek through!

Creating a Glitter Window, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning with those blues and that glitter and shine! I love it. The best part is that the glitter is contained and won’t flake off all over! Woot Woot! 🙂 Thank you to Julie Davison for the amazing idea! When I first say this, I knew I had to recreate it.

I started with a Night of Navy card base (4-1/4″ x 11″). Next I took a piece of Marina Mist (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits. This circle can be in the middle or towards the top, it all depends on how much room you want for the bottom decoration. Then, I set this on the card front and traced a circle onto the navy card front. Using the scallop circle that is just a bit larger, I die cut that from the card front. You don’t have to use the scallop circle but it gives a little texture and cuteness to the inside!

Glitter Peek-A-Boo, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Before completing the glitter window, I stamped the greeting on the inside. First, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed it on the inside on the card. I closed the card and stamped the Peace on Earth from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set through the hole in Marina Mist Ink. By stamping in the circle, you have perfect placement of your greeting. I added the little decoration to the top and bottom of the greeting in Night of Navy Ink! Once I stamped the greeting (and there were no mistakes) I adhered the white to the inside of the card!

Peace On Earth, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Glitter Window, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the glitter window, I used 2 squares of Window Sheet and 2 sheets of Adhesive Sheets. I placed a piece of adhesive sheet over each window sheet and covered 1 one of them in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Then I pressed the two together. It’s okay if the glitter doesn’t go all the way to the edge perfectly because that will hidden anyway! Now to build the window, I added a little bit of Snail Adhesive around the navy circle and placed the window on top. Before adhering the Marina Mist, I tied some Metallic Silver Edge Ribbon around towards the bottom. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this to the card front! For the decoration, I stamped the deer from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in Night of Navy. Using the coordinating Card Front Builder Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%), I die cut the deer and the trees. Then I added those to the card front!

This isn’t a card I would recommend making hundreds of for your Christmas card this season but it’s fun to make for a special few!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Christmas Candles…..Can Later Be Used for Birthday Candles!

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Happy Friday!!! I love how the Merry Patterns Stamp Set has these Christmas Candles but they can be used all year long as birthday candles and more!!! Perfect!

Christmas Candles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Next I layered on a piece of the Old Olive ombre paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. Don’t forget this is one in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Paper Special this month! Then I used the Layering Ovals Framelits for the main focal point. Using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set, I stamped the outline of the candles first in Basic Black Ink. Next, I stamped one of the candles in full strength Cherry Cobbler Ink and the second one was stamped off once. This gives that variation in color. You could always pick 2 different colors for these too! The flames were stamped in Crushed Curry Ink. I layered this onto the scallop Cherry Cobbler oval and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the greeting, I used a leftover scrap piece from the designer paper and stamped it in Cherry Cobbler Ink. I cut the banner tips on both ends and added it to the bottom of the candles. Using some Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, I tied a bow and adhered it with some Mini Glue Dots. I used the glue dots to rotate the one ribbon so it showed X’s and not the lines. I love using glue dots to make my ribbon look exactly how I want it to! 🙂

Red Candles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see more samples using this stamp set, check out this post and this one!

Don’t forget this still time to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special. Also, all order of $40 or more will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and orders of $75 or more will also earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month! You get to pick from Daisy Delight or Graceful Garden this month!!

Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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A Sweater on a Deer Isn’t So Weird!!!

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A Sweater on a Deer Isn’t So Weird….or is it? You make the call!

A Sweater on a Deer Isn't So Weird, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Maybe not one I have ever seen in person but this one is super cute!!!

I started with a Garden Green card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Then, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some greenery around the top half. I used the Merry Patterns Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set and Garden Green Ink. You can earn this one for free with a $300 order or combine some orders with friends to get to $300. This offer ends October 31st! To get the variation in color, I simply inked it up and stamped twice and then went back to the ink pad. I love that simple technique!

Next, I took a piece of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″)and added it to the bottom portion. Then I stamped the deer from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink. I used some Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon to tie a knot around the overlap of paper.  Then I added this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I took some scraps of Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler and layered them together. I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler Ink and snipped the end in a diagonal. I added this to the card front on the right hand side! Simple and fabulous for the Holiday Season!

If you would like to see more samples using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

I posted another sample using this set yesterday! Click here to see that and stay tuned for one more! If you would like to earn this set, click here to start shopping! Don’t forget that orders over $75 will earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month from me. This month you get to pick from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set or Graceful Garden Stamp Set. You will also earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers once your order hits $40! I just love spoiling all of you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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