Technique Tuesday – Stamping a Perfect Row!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! I am stamping a perfect row of vases today!!! No worries or panic that you will get them all straight or you have nailed it and now for the final vase and…..boo you messed up. The Stamparatus makes it quick and easy!

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I love the colors in this card. They are so bright and cheery and go so well together – Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry! First I’m going to start with a little set-up tutorial for the Stamparatus before getting into the full details of this card.

First, I lined up all three vase outlines on my cardstock spaced out and what seemed lined up straight. Then I shut the Stamparatus plate to pick up each of these vases. Using the grid lines on the clear plate, I made sure the vases were in fact straight and then I stamped a practice round onto scrap paper to verify. Next, I took the solid vases and placed them on the scrap stamp piece and then shut the other plate. Now I have my outlines on one plate and the solids on the other plate. When I decided to do the vases in different colors, I realized I couldn’t have them all on the same plate because it was difficult to get color on that middle vase without making a mess on the other 2. So I took the middle vase out and stamped that one by hand. Then I inked the other 2 vases with their colors and stamped them with the Stamparatus.

Keeping the vases in place, I flipped both Stamparatus plates over and stuck the scallop trim on one and the greeting on the other. Again I used a scrap piece of paper till I got it lined up correct. For the scallops, I placed the paper down, stamped, flipped the paper around, and stamped again. This gave me that top and bottom border.

Now for the card details. I started with a Coastal Cabana card base. Next, I worked on each of the focal points starting with the vases. Using a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 3″, I placed it in my Stamparatus and stamped all 3 of the vase outlines from the Varied Vases Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Then I stamped the solid vases in Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo Ink. Next, I stamped the flowers in Memento Black and colored them in with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends.

Varied Vases, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To add a little more fun to this piece, I rounded 2 opposing corners with the Detailed Trio Punch and tied some Black Baker’s Twine around the left end. After tying the twine, I placed Stampin Dimensionals over it to secure it in place.

Next up is the greeting which was stamped on a 1″ strip. After stamping it in Coastal Cabana and Memento Black, I placed it on the card front and trimmed off the extra. This way I didn’t have to use such a small piece for stamping. Then I added the 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Impressions Designer Paper along the left edge. Finally, I added those fabulous vases with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

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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Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!!!

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Hello, stampers!!! The Holiday Mini Catalog officially started yesterday!!! I’ve been sharing lots of the Designer Series Papers so you can see them on a full scale. Today, I’m sharing the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!!! This paper is just STUNNING!!!

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The Holiday Mini Catalog is available now! So run and get this amazing paper NOW!!!! I know I’m a HUGE fan of flowers and anything floral patterned but this paper is stunning. It is printed on shimmery white paper so it has a nice shine all over it and the color combinations are perfect!!! I think it might be my favorite out of all of the papers in the Holiday Mini Catalog!

If you would like to check out all of the papers in the catalog on a full sheet scale, check out my YouTube Channel as I have/will be posting more of the Designer Series Paper Packs.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video 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


Happy September!!!!

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It’s Tuesday and it’s September! Is anyone else like mind blown about all of this?? It feels like Monday. I don’t want to give in that it’s September and summer is ending but I guess I will embrace it. Happy September!!!

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Here I’m going to ease into the Holiday Mini Catalog and season with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. This paper has that rustic, cozy feel in my opinion. Those plaids make me think of a warm flannel blanket and I love to snuggling with a blanket on any day. I love the white woodgrain looks because I’m not a fan of brown even if it is woodgrain. 🙂 Anyone else with me on that one? Do you like a white wash or white trim verses a wood trim? Let me know in the comments below!

The start patterns in this pack are fabulous too because I feel like those are versatile for any style of card throughout the year. The stripes are that way too! To me a good pack of paper has lots of versatile looks – ones for a specific occasion as well as basics. This one totally does.

Tomorrow, the Holiday Mini Catalog officially comes out and we can all start ordering these amazing goodies. I have been posting the Designer Series Paper Packs from the catalog on my YouTube Channel. This way you can see the full sheets and how amazing they truly are. Today, I’m sharing the Festive Farmhouse pack.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video 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


Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Reveals!!!

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Hello, stampers!!! Today is the start of my Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Reveals!!! I will be posting videos showing off the different paper packs from the Holiday Mini Catalog on my YouTube Channel. This is a great way for me to show off the full piece of paper so you can see just how fabulous each of these sheets are. The little swatch in the catalog sometimes just doesn’t show it all!

Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Reveals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I’m starting off the series with this Halloween themed paper. Some of you may know, I’m not a big Halloween fan. I know….gasp! It seems you are either a HUGE fan or you aren’t a fan at all. I’m the second one. Since I am not a big fan but still like to make treats for my nieces and nephews, I got just this pack of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and then I’ll use some greetings from a set that I have like Itty Bitty Greetings or a Paper Pumpkin Set.

I really like this paper because there are only a few sheets that are super Halloween-y. The frogs I think would make a super cute kid card. Pumpkins are great for Fall cards. Those stars on the far left look very fun for a wizard or starry night card. Polka dots and stripes are perfect for any occasion. When the paper is super versatile like this, I am more drawn to buying it because then I know I can use it for multiple card styles.

The Holiday Mini Catalog is available to order from starting on September 5th so get those wish lists started! Also, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel as I will be posting more of the Designer Series Paper Packs on there over the next week or so.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video 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

 


September Hostess Promotion!!!

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Today, I wanted to share with you this fabulous promotion that Stampin’ Up is offering in September because I wanted to give you time to get excited and prepare for it!!! The September Hostess Promotion is a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper for a $250 party. This can be 1 order or a few orders with friends! Either way once the total is $250, the paper is yours!!!

September Hostess Promotion, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I like this pack of Dashing Along Designer Paper because it’s only Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. That makes coordination and supplies easy to pick out and use. Also, I think the patterns are great for Christmas but also other occasions. There are 4 sheets each of the 3 double sided designs which is great for making multiples cards of the same design.

The first piece on the left is very elegant and perfect for Anniversary or Weddings cards. The diagonal stripes in the middle would be great for man cards. The stars on the far right are perfect for birthdays!

My dates in September are filling fast. I only have week days available but I can also do catalog parties or online parties. Let me know if you are interested in having a party so you can earn this fabulous paper! You can also earn it with a single order of $250 as well. With the Holiday Mini Catalog coming out in September as well, that won’t be hard to do! 🙂 You will also be earning my Free Stamp Set of the Month with that $250 order AND Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video 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


You Are My Sunshine!!!

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You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine! Are you singing it too or is that just me? This greeting is perfect for this beautiful butterfly card! It is so bright and cheerful!

You Are My Sunshine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Blue and yellow go so well together, don’t you think?? I love these colors – Pacific Point and Pineapple Punch!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Pacific  Point (4″ x 5-1/4″) and embossed the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Framelits. This is a framelit that I used to emboss with the Embossing Mat. Check out this post and this post on how to emboss with framelits. Also, I die cut a full butterfly in Pineapple Punch. Don’t layer this onto your card front just yet because we need to do that greeting and wrap the ribbon around to the back.

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Now for the greeting, I used a few different punches. First, I punched out a white label with the Pretty Label Punch. Next, I punched out a 1-1/2″ Circle Punch in Pacific Point. Then I stamped the greeting from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set in Pineapple Punch and punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. For the layering, I added them all together with regular Snail Adhesive. For those little ribbon slider holes, I used the Detailed Trio Punch. In order to line it up in the correct spot, I punched out a scrap one, placed it in the desired spot and pressed with my scissors to make a mark. Then I slid it into the Detailed Trio Punch and punched the hole. I did that on both sides and slid the ribbon through securing it on the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added this to the bottom of the embossed Pacific Point piece. Wrap the ends of the ribbon to the back and add this piece to the card front!

Impressed Butterfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time to finish off with that die cut butterfly. I suggest putting this on last so that you don’t put it too low and in the way of your greeting. Using Mini Glue Dots, I adhered it and then added a few Rhinestones down the center for some bling! I love it! This is a great card to have on hand to brighten someone’s day.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action! 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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Technique Tuesday – Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share!!! Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die is the technique!!!! Today, I’m sharing one of the cards but be sure to come back tomorrow to see the other one!!! I love this because we all know time is precious so getting 2 pieces with one crank through the Big Shot is fabulous!!!

Creating 2 Cards with 1 Die, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple to create but has that amazing WOW factor with the embossed floral image. I used the Springtime Impressions Dies for that image. Yes, I used a framelit to emboss! How cool is that???? With the Big Shot Embossing Mats, you can now get more use out of your framelits because now you can emboss with them as well. WOWZA!!!! Then, there is also the creating 2 cards with 1 die part for this card. I love it!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Highland Heather measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I took a piece of Gorgeous Grape and ran it through the Big Shot with the Embossing Mat and the Springtime Impressions Die.

Embossing with Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the layers for embossing with a framelit: Big Shot Platform (no tabs), White Impressions Pad, Blue Silicone Mat, Cardstock, Die with the blade facing the cardstock, and then a clear Big Shot Cutting Pad. I have found that using a newer pad works best because it doesn’t have the cutting groves in it and it isn’t curled. It’s always good to have a nice flat one available for embossing!!!

Now I have that fabulous focal point to adhere to the front of my card! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Stitched Seasons Framelits. I used the label for this card and saved the negative (outside piece) for the card I’m showing off tomorrow! Two fabulous card pieces with just 1 crank through the Big Shot and 1 die. The Stitched Seasons Framelits are super fabulous for that reason! Remember you can only get them this month! Click the photo below to order yours today!

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Using the greeting from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set (coordinates and Bundle & Save 10% with the Springtime Impressions Framelits), I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished off the card with Rhinestones. Simple and yet fabulous with that beautiful floral embossing. I love it!!!

To purchase any of the items used, click the photos below! Don’t forget the Stitched Seasons Framelits are available this month only!

Check out the Video Tutorial for creating 2 cards with 1 die below or click here to see this all in action! 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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How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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Today, I’m sharing something that I have been asked about a lot so I finally did a video tutorial on it!!! Check out how to adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper to your project!!!

How To Adhere Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All you need is a sponge, silicone mat, and Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere it to your project. Since the Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so delicate and small, most other glues are hard to use and you end up with a sticky mess. Simply add a dot of the glue to the silicone mat and dab it with the sponge. Then lightly dab all over your designer paper and stick it on your project. Press over the top for a few seconds to allow the glue to adhere to the cardstock and you are all set! No mess with glue all over or accidentally using to much! Check out the Video Tutorial below to see this in action and how little glue you really need!

If you prefer, the Fine Tip Glue Pen would work as well but the chance of using too much is higher with that glue I think.

Poppy Parade Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a quick and simple card I created using this technique and that perfect little detailed design along the side.

I started with a Poppy Parade card base. Next, I added the little strip of Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper along the left hand side. I was able to get 2 of these cards with each of the border pieces so that’s awesome! Then, I stamped the flowers and greeting from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Black Ink. I added the pop of color with the flower dots in Poppy Parade Ink. For more contrast, I layered this piece onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and popped it onto my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few Rhinestones for some bling!! This card could be created in any color you wish. I love card concepts like that!

Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action and how little glue you really need! 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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2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul!!!

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Can you believe the Holidays are around the corner?? It’s crazy! Today, I’m sharing with you my 2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul!!!! There are so many amazing products for the upcoming holidays and seasons!!! Eeeee It’s so fabulous!!! You can start buying from the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 5th so get that pad and paper ready to start your wish list!

2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness, you all have got to see these fabulous products. There are flowers and bling and die cuts and so much more!!! Here are a few of my favorites that I can’t wait to play with first:

~All is Bright Designer Paper – it has amazing photographic Christmas images that are just stunning and only need a greeting to make an amazing card!

~Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes – I LOVE enamel shapes and the different images and dots are perfect for lots of different styles of cards!

~Suite Season Washi Tape – There is gold, silver, and copper foil in these rolls. Bling Bling!

~Peaceful Noel Stamp Set and coordinating Sprig Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) – I love the greenery pieces and even more the punch. Punching is so much quicker than running a die through the Big Shot so adding lots of sprigs to a card will be much faster. Also, I see reindeer antlers as well as a sprig!

~Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper – FLOWERS!!!! Also, this paper is printed on shimmery white paper! Woot Woot!!!

~Tin Tile Embossing Folder – The detail and look of this folder is just stunning!!!

~Chicken Wire Elements – Silvery shine and detailed look already ready for your project. Love it!

~Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon – OMG!!!! It’s so pretty. I love this ribbon. It’s so shiny and fun!

Okay, I better stop there or I’ll be here all day. I can’t wait to get started on playing with these goodies. Stay tuned as all of those samples will be coming soon!

If you would like to see all of my Haul, 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!!!

Let me know what is on your wish list in the comments below!!! You can start buying from the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 5th!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fixing Your Broken Punch!!!

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It’s okay! It’s not really broken! Today, I’m showing you how we are fixing your broken punch!!! Have you ever had that little plastic release button in the back pop out??? No worries, that doesn’t mean your punch is forever broken!

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Have you ever had this happen?? That little plastic piece in the back of your punch pops out. This happens when it is slid into the locked position and you go to punch something. It gets pushed out when that happens. Keeping it in the unlocked position while using it is best. I feel like I have some punches that always pop out and others that never had. Who knows…but I do know how to fix it and I’m sharing that with you!

All you need to do it gently pop that plastic piece back into the slot in the back. It will need pressure to get it back in and it will sort of snap back in. Be sure to put it in with the notch closer to the outside edge of the punch. If you pop it in the other way, it won’t slide closed/locked because it will hit that notch. No worries, just pop it back out and flip it around!

Let me know in the comments below if you have had a punch do this!!!

Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action because it makes more sense seeing it than reading about it, I’m sure! 🙂 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