Technique Tuesday: Adding A Scallop Ribbon Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s super simple! Check out this adorable scallop ribbon border on this card. The cool thing about this is that you can get 2 cards for every 5 inches of ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half!!!

Scallop Ribbon Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and perfect for making multiples!! The pack of Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper has so many great prints that would all work in this same color scheme.

I started with a card base of Pretty Peacock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the front and inside). Then, I cut the Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper into 4″ x 4″ squares. That means you can get 9 cards from 1 sheet of designer paper with no waste. YEAH!! I added Tear And Tape along the bottom of the designer paper and since it’s a perfect square it doesn’t matter where the bottom is. Then taking the Pretty Peacock Scallop Trim Ribbon, I cut it in half so I could get 2 cards for every piece. Press the half piece of ribbon into the Tear And Tape on the edge and trim off the extra on the ends.

Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After adding adhesive all around the other sides of the designer paper, it is then added to the Very Vanilla piece. Next, I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars Stamp Set in Celestial Copper Ink on the bottom. I am loving this shiny copper ink. With the coordinating Star Framelits, I die cut a star in Copper Foil Paper. You could also use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements! The Fine Tip Glue Pen is amazing for adhering delicate items like this.

Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this Scallop Ribbon Border 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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Night Before Christmas Paper!!!

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We have a few months before it is the night before Christmas but this Night Before Christmas Paper is here now! There are other fun papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog which you can check out here and here!

Night Before Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is something for everyone in this pack of paper! Everything Christmas is here like lights, presents, reindeer, holly berries, Santa, and so much more! This paper is 6″ x 6″ so it’s easy to cut up and use for various different projects like cards, tags, gift packaging, and scrapbooking! There are also tons of sheets with basic prints like stars, stripes, plaid, etc so those are good to use all year long. That makes me super happy because the chances of using each sheet during the Holidays is slim so now I can use it later too!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Night Before Christmas Paper, 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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Snow Much Fun!!!

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In January, we shall have snow much fun….but for now I’m holding onto Summer! 🙂 How about you? Do you love snow or summertime? While we are enjoying the Summer sun and Fall leaves changing, we can still play with snow in our crafting!!! Check out these cuties!!!

Snow Much Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the perfect kind of snowman because it comes out perfect no matter how much snow you get and you get to stay inside all warm!

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside of the card! Then I took a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper measuring 4″ long and as tall as you wish. I ripped the top side for a snowy slope look. TIP: Rip away from you for a cleaner look. Also, if you are struggling to rip it because of the thick plastic-y back, use you scissors to get it started. Place this on the Whisper White as a guide for where to stamp your snowman so he isn’t floating in the air.

Snowman Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The snowmen were stamped from the Snowman Season Stamp Set and in Basic Gray Ink for that more subtle look. For the bigger snowman, I stamped him onto scrap white and punched him out with the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the buttons (Pumpkin Pie) and nose (Basic Black). I added the punched out snowman to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit, I added some warm and cozy felt pieces. To spruce up the other snowman, I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the snowballs!

For the greeting at the top, I added a strip of Let It Snow Designer Paper and added the greeting from the Snowman Season Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Real Red and added some Holiday Rhinestones!

Heartwarming Memories, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I stamped the third snowman in the set in Basic Gray Ink. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored him in! I also added the greeting in Real Red Ink. All the images are from the Snowman Season Stamp Set! It’s such a cute set! I love it!!!

If you would like to make this card, check out the supply list below!

If you would like to watch me create this cute let it snow card, 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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Brightly Gleaming Paper!!!

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This Brightly Gleaming Paper is so stunning with the copper foil accents. I just love Night of Navy for Christmas time but I usually pair it with Silver. This copper has me converted and LOVING IT! It was time for something new and fresh anyway! 🙂

The one thing that I love the most about this paper is how one side of the paper has a more holiday pattern and the other side is basic. That means that this paper can be used for Christmas Cards and for all occasion cards throughout the year. This means I get to use it all up!!! I do have to say it is hard to pick the non-foil side because while it is pretty too, covering up the foil is hard! Do you struggle with using one side only to cover up the other side??? Let me know in the comments. I know I sure do!

I have started to play with this paper and it is lots of fun for elegant cards. Using the NEW Delicata Copper Ink makes it even more fabulous! Be sure to stock up on this for sure!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Brightly Gleaming Paper, 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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Coloring Apples!!!

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The Holiday Mini Catalog begins tomorrow and I CAN NOT WAIT!!! There are so many fabulous products from Fall to Winter and Halloween to Valentine’s Day! I thought I would start off with this fun Fall or Back to School Card with coloring apples!

coloring apples, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh how I am loving Stampin’ Blends and the coloring fun you can create. Red apples would be super fun too!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Night of Navy (4″ x 5-1/4″) and layered some of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper on the left side! I used the Rectangle Stitched Shapes to die cut the designer paper to a little extra flare. The greeting was also die cut with the Stitched Rectangles and stamped in Night of Navy from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set!

Granny Smith Apples, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the apples, I stamped them in Basic Gray Ink onto scrap white. These are all from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and I punched them out with the coordinating Apple Builder Punch. Using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the apples and leaves. The stems and seed were colored in Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. TIP: I found that by adding the dark color around the bottom and sides only and then blending it all with the light marker worked the best. I colored a million apples with the entire lower half in dark and it just would not blend out well. Have fun with it and enjoy a little variation in color because after all nature has variation.

I added the apples to the card front. One of them is flat and the other one and half are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals! Of course I had to have some dimension on the card! If you would like to recreate this card and coloring apples, check out the supplies listed below and you can start ordering the Holiday Mini Catalog goodies tomorrow!

If you would like to watch the coloring apples and assembling, 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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Let It Snow!!!!

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No No No…….I don’t want to Let it Snow right now! The NEW Let It Snow Specialty Paper though is all about YES YES YES!!!! Check out this amazing 12″ x 12″ double sided paper!!!

Let It Snow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper is 12″ x 12″!!! There are also a few sheets that have this gorgeous chunky glittery texture/shine that is just amazing. It’s the perfect look for snow. Eeeeee It is just so fabulous! This is one of those papers that you can simply add to the card front and put a greeting in the corner. BOOM you have a stunning card. The paper does all the work for you!

Don’t forget that there is the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit. This kit has fun little snowballs, glitter washi tape, felt scarves, hat, and gloves. Then there are enamel carrots, buttons, and stick arms. You are all set for snowman building after you get these. You can check out the full reveal of that kit here!

If you want to see other designer papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog that is coming out on September 4th, click here and here!

If you would like to see the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Paper, 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


Come to Gather Designer Paper!!!

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Fall is around the corner and check out this amazing Come to Gather Designer Paper!!!! I am LOVING those blues and greens so much. They just jumped out at me and I love it! It’s a color combination I wouldn’t have thought of on my own either! Bonus!

Come to Gather Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Come to Gather Designer Paper is classic Fall with the rustic colors and fall images. I opened this pack and instantly fell in love with that blue and green color combination. It is Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Pear Pizzazz. I’m so excited about that color combination and can’t wait to use these together. I’m also super loving that wood grain look too. The rustic oranges and reds aren’t super jumping out at me but that’s okay because I think they will look great in a smaller cut piece. Also, if I don’t like it the other side is the neutral patterns so it will still get used! I love it.

These prints are great for Fall but also I can see a lot of uses for regular all occasion cards too! That is a major bonus to me!

Of course you can check out other fabulous papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog here! Stayed tuned as there are also more to come!

If you would like to see the Come to Gather Designer Paper, 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


Creating Your Own Designer Paper!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you! In fact, more than one fun technique today! I am showing you some easy stamping with the Stamparatus and creating your own designer paper!!! Let’s get started!

Creating Your Own Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, let’s start with the fun background “designer paper”! It is super to create because you just stamp all over! I used a piece of Seaside Spray and stamped the images from the Everything Amazing Stamp Set. Starting with the biggest image (the balloons), I stamped them randomly and falling off the cardstock. Then I added in some party hats in Night of Navy Ink as well. Filling in the holes, I stamped the confetti in Seaside Spray Ink. Once this was complete, I tied some ribbon on the bottom and added this to a Grapefruit Grove card base!

For the greeting focal point, I used the Stamparatus and the new Grid Mat! The Whisper White piece measures 4″ x 2-1/2″ and the greeting just fits perfectly which is why the Stamparatus comes in super handy. First, I stamped the Amazing in Seaside Spray. Next, I lined up the other greetings and stamped them in Night of Navy! Of course, once you greetings are all set in the Stamparatus, it’s super easy to make multiples! Boom Boom! Using the Detailed Trio Punch, I rounded 2 of them to add some texture and then added it to the card front. I finished it off with some Rhinestones for a little bling!

Party Hat and Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a few balloons and a party hat. You could always add those to the envelope too! Check out the supply list below if you would like to make this card! Have fun creating your own designer paper with this stamp set or any set. It’s super 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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It’s That Time of Year….

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Can you believe it??? It’s that time of year when school starts again and people start talking about summer being over. I don’t know about you but I’m holding on to summer as long as possible even if school has started. The weather is still HOT so it’s summer. People are also talking about the upcoming holidays and the stores have Pumpkin Spice everything on the shelves. Stampin’ Up is also getting ready with the reveal of the Holiday Mini Catalog coming on September 4th!

It's that time of year, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have started sharing my Designer Series Paper reveals that you all love! This gives you a chance to see the full sheet of the NEW Designer Series Papers from the 2019 Holiday Mini Catalog!! The catalog just doesn’t seem to show off just how fabulous….or not so fabulous some of these papers are. So far I am loving them all.

Click here to check out the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper that I posted earlier this week. I LOVE this paper…..except the name. I’m not sure I’ll ever get it right without sounding crazy. I have asked google to say it for me and still I think I’m getting it wrong. Tuwell….is kinda how I’ve decided it is. Let me know in the comments what you think of the paper and how you would pronounce it! This will be available on September 4th when the Holiday Mini Catalog goes live!

Today, I’m sharing the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Paper on my YouTube Channel. This paper is AMAZING with the foil lines in each of the those plaid patterns. It’s so pretty and I love it! I think it will work great for Christmas but it also has that cozy flannel look to it. That will go perfect for all winter long or get well cards. My family is all about wearing plaid shirts so I think of masculine cards when I see this paper. It will be perfect for birthdays and more. When I can see multiple uses for a paper pack, I get even more excited because then I know it won’t go to waste and I have a longer time period to use it in…..not just for Christmas!

Be sure to stayed tuned as I will be playing with lots of these new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! After all….it’s that time of year!

If you would like to see the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Paper, 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


For the Love of Felt!!!

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Stampin’ Up does some amazing Project Kits! These are perfect for gift giving because some some all inclusive meaning all you need is scissors. Some are more detailed and some require the purchase of additional supplies like stamps and ink. The awesome thing about the ones that don’t come with stamps and ink is that you can purchase multiples to make for gifts and not end up with 5 stamp sets. All inclusive are good to give the entire thing and the others are perfect for making and gifting or enjoying yourself! The For the Love of Felt Kit is fun to make and give!

For the Love of Felt, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit is super cute with 3 designs of cards, 4 each. The envelopes have a pretty green pattern on the back lip and the front has a cute box to write the address or name in! All of this fits into a little card box that coordinates. It scream gift box! Actually I think the box looks like a cute recipe box but either way I love it!

Felt Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This was the hardest card of the set I think! There are lots of details and layers and flowers! I would almost suggest doing this one last because it also has a ton of pieces. I did it first and was counting out all the pieces to make sure I wasn’t using them all up. If it was the last set, you wouldn’t have to worry about that. First, I stamped the leaves on all 4 corners. Then I built up the outside and worked my way to the big flower in the middle. This means I did the little blue and yellow ones at the top and the coral and blue off to the left and then slowly worked my way to the main focal point. For the leaves, I used Mini Glue Dots to secure them.

Stampin' Up Project Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was the easiest one. I whipped these 4 together really fast. Stamp, stamp, glue, glue! For the felt flowers, I used Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.

Bouquet of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards I did a little different for each one….a little on purpose! So, the first card I did (top left), I finished it and realized I forgot the thread. So I nailed it on the second card (top right) and wasn’t so sure I liked it. The thread went right over the coral flower. For the next card, I did the thread vertical (bottom left) and really liked that one. On the last card, I thought I might as well try another option just to see so I went with a little bow. Following the direction is fun but doing your own thing is even more fun!

Which card is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below. Also, let me know if you like getting handmade greeting cards for a gift or giving handmade greeting card as a gift.

If you would like to see the For the Love of Felt Project 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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