Shades of Pink Washi Tape!!!

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If you know me even a little, you know I love all shades of PINK!!! The Washi Tape Basics Pack 1 is just that and I’m in love! Don’t worry, Basics Pack 2 is shades of green and Basics Pack 3 is shades of blue. Recreate this card with any of those for lots of fun!

Shades of Pink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Berry Burst card base and layered on a piece of Flirty Flamingo measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and added the washi tape from the Basics Pack 1. There are 5 rolls in the pack and each are a different shade, pattern, and width which makes this even more fun. I used all 5 but using just 2 or 3 would be cool too! I found that starting in the middle and working my way out was best for spacing. Ripping the ends of the washi tape made this quick and simple too!

Washi Tape Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The washi tape layer was added to the card front and then I worked on the greeting. For the greeting, I die cut the Whisper White with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Flirty Flamingo with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I used the greeting from the Jar of Love Stamp Set and stamped it in Berry Burst Ink. Then I placed the greeting upside down and placed some Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon on one end with a little bit peaking out. I added a Stampin’ Dimensional to hold it in place. Then I took it across and looped it on the opposite side of the oval and secured it with another Stampin’ Dimensional. I did this until I had two loops and the ends on opposite sides. I added a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals to even things out and make sure I had it all secure. I’m an over user of those things anyway! Then I added the greeting to the card front and finished it off with some Rhinestone bling!!!

What Pack of Washi Tape would you use the most – Pinks, Blues, or Greens?? Let me know in the comments below!

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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Baby Ziggy is a….

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Happy Friday!!! We found out the gender of our Lil Ziggy right before Christmas and shared it with family! Of course I couldn’t forget about all of you. Baby Ziggy is a….

Hello Baby, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Do you know yet??? I used the Baby Moon Stamp Set and Stampin’ Blends to create this card! The greeting was punched out with the New Scallop Circle Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Then I layered it onto a Pretty Label Punch. Next, I layered this onto Daffodil Delight cardstock and added some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the bottom. This was all layered onto a Melon Mambo card base!!!

Lil Ziggy is a, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Yep, it’s true!!! Little Ziggy is a girl and growing well!! She looks strong and healthy! We are very excited and I was surprised because everyone was guessing Boy and I was convinced!!!

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). I added some silver washi tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape from the Holiday Mini Catalog (retired). The alphabet set I used is also retired (sorry). I used the Sophisticated Serifs Stamp Set. Alphabet Stamp Set are fabulous and those are one thing that I don’t get rid of when they retire! Any alphabet set would work!

I had a lot of fun making this card and it is super special. If you would like to check out a little Video Clip I created from of the first half of the pregnancy, check it out below or click here!!! Give it a thumbs up if you liked it and let me know if you want me to share more about my baby crafting projects!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All the Metallics!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I thought I would share one more card before Christmas! This one is rather simple and uses up little pieces you might have! I just love mixing all the metallics!!!

All the Metallics, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is fairly basic but there are a few tricks that I would like to share. This is the first one that I created and I did more afterwards that were even more fabulous!

TIP #1: When you are embossing a big image like this Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, it is best to lightly spritz the cardstock with water. This allows the cardstock to be soft when the embossing folder pushes and pulls the fibers into the image. When I spritzed the cardstock, I had fewer creases like the one you can see a bit at the top of the card.

TIP #2: Mixing and matching metallics is so in right now so don’t be afraid! Gold, Silver, Copper, and Champagne can be mixed together!

TIP #3: I used the Silver Ribbon for this sample but after it was smashed (it happens in envelopes and my stack of samples) it did not look as good. Since this ribbon is a little more stiff, it just smashed rather than laying nicely as loops. I used Silver Sequin Trim on the others and it was even more fabulous!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I embossed with the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder in the middle! Using the Year of Cheer Washi Tape, I added copper washi tape to the top and bottom. The pack comes with copper, silver and gold so you can create lots of these using the different colors!

Snowflake Layers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using some Silver Foil Paper and the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper, I punched out circles with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch  and 2″ Circle Punch. For the greeting, I stamped it in Basic Gray Ink from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set. I used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to cut it out! With the greeting upside down, I placed the Silver Ribbon (or Silver Sequin Trim) down and added Stampin’ Dimensionals down to secure it in the fun loops! Of course I used probably 4 or 5 of them on the little circle! 🙂 You all know I’m an over-user of those things. I finished off the card with a few Rhinestones! If you use the sequin trim, you can always pull a few off and add those all over with some Fine Tip Glue Pen.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, safe travels, good times, and hearts full of joy!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Oh Joy!!! The Holidays are Here!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s the week before Christmas and some may be saying Oh Joy!!! That might be an exclamation or a sarcastic remark, either way, this card is super fabulous and the Holidays are here! Whether you are ready or not, it’s here!!

Oh Joy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the bling on this card the most and that greeting is so simple and yet powerful!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Then I added a piece of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (retiring) measuring 4-1/4″ x 5″! After, placing the designer paper down, I added some gold washi tape on either end from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape pack. There is silver and gold in the pack so you could pick either one! Next, I added some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the top of the card and tied it into a bow. Before the final bow, I slide on one of the Year of Cheer Embellishments!

Joy of Snowflakes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that fabulous greeting! I took a piece of Whisper White 1-1/2″ wide and punched the end with the Banner Triple Punch. I stamped the greeting in Basic Gray Ink from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set. The little snowflakes are from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set and I stamped off once before stamping on my project for a lighter look! Then I took a piece of Gold Foil Paper 2″ wide and punched it with the Banner Triple Punch too! Before, layering these together I added 3 little bumps from the Foil Snowflake (retiring) to the bottom! Then I added this all to the card front. I love the little bits of bling and how that washi tape looks just as fabulous as foil paper but much cheaper and thinner! Perfect!!!

Don’t forget that many of these items are retiring on January 2nd. Some of these are on sale which is super fabulous! Get them before they are gone. Start shopping here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Adding a Foil Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means  I have a fabulous technique for you today….or in this case, it is kind of like a hack! Adding a foil border to your project with the Year of Cheer Designer Washi Tape is simple, less layers than adding foil paper, and more cost effective!!! Woot Woot!

Adding a Foil Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this card just stunning and perfect for any Fall occasion?!?!? It was super simple using the Washi Tape rather than cutting a large piece of Foil Paper to cover up most and just allow the border!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Always Artichoke (5-1/2″ x 2″) and placed it on my card front. You can go ahead and adhere it down and place the Washi Tape next to it or simple place it there as a guide and then add it later. Add a strip of the Copper Washi Tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape Pack on the top and bottom. Then you can add the strip of green if you haven’t already.

For the leaves, I stamped 2 of them on Very Vanilla squares measuring 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. I used Cajun Craze Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink. Be sure to stamp off once on the solid image and then go full strength on the outline image. The center leaf was die cut with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelits from Copper Foil Paper. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere it. When placing the squares onto the card front, I started with the outside ones making them flush with the edge of the card. Then I added the center one. To finish off the card, I added the greeting at the bottom in Early Espresso Ink!

You can purchase the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set at 15% off with the World Card Making Day Special going on till October 10th! Be sure to check out those deals here as well as the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special here.

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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Year of Cheer Suite!!!

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My favorites in the Holiday Mini Catalog are mostly from the Year of Cheer Suite!!! I just love all the bling and shine!!!

Year of Cheer Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of the bling??? It’s just stunning! This card  is perfect for Thanksgiving or you could change up the greeting for any other occasion!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. For the greeting, I cut a piece of Whisper White (3″ x 2-1/2″) and added strips of the Year of Cheer Washi Tape. I just added a piece and ripped the ends. Before adding this to the card front, I cut a Silver Foil Snowflake in half and added it to either end.

Metallic Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I stamped the greeting from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White. I simply cut around the greeting close by so that I could pop it up over the washi tape with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!! You could use any greeting for this card based on the occasion you need a card for! I just love it!

If you would like to see the products in the Year of Cheer Suite, 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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July 2017 Paper Pumpkin~Positively Picturesque!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today I’m sharing with you the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque!!! I love the soft colors and the nature scenes of this kit! Also, I was super surprised with a name like this I was thinking it would be a photo frame or album. I prefer cards so I was excited!

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these cards just fabulous? There are a total if 8 cards in the kit with adorable lined envelopes. Of course I had tons of Washi Tape left over as well as the stamps and TWO ink spots. Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide were the ink colors this month!

 

You're The Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know I love flowers so this one is my favorite. I love how the little scene of flowers peaks through the heart cut out. Also, the heart cut out is used in the other cards. I love when you can use up all of the pieces to create multiple styles of cards. Notice in the card in back, I trimmed my grass to be different heights for a cool look. 🙂

Love You Hearts, www.LaurasStampPad.comWith the heart cut outs, I added some washi tape and the wooden accents to make these two cards. Perfect!

Hello Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The next set has a die cut circle for this amazing mountain scene! Those little clouds in the background are adorable. I didn’t put my mountains down far enough on the one card but that’s okay! The bottom has a strip of Washi Tape to coordinate together and give that front piece a little design.

Washi Circle, www.LaurasStampPad.comThe punched out circles were used for these cards! Do you see them? They are covered in Washi Tape and back the greeting so perfectly. I loved the idea of placing Washi Tape all over the circle to create a whole new look. Love it!

Cut Out Scenes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 Here’s another photo of those cut out pieces showing a scene through the hole. Isn’t that just fabulous?!?! I love it!

I am super excited about the August Kit because I just don’t know what it might be. Also, it’s my birthday month so I’m hoping its something with flowers and bling! 🙂 Be sure to get signed up before August 10th so you can have fun with me! Click here to sign up! Try it out for a month. Enjoy it for a few months. You can cancel at any time or even place a hold on getting it if you know you have a busy month or just don’t want it one month. My favorite part is the surprise and how it feels like a present each month! I also love doing a product for fun and just stamping rather than having to come up with the idea. Can’t wait for the August Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing!!!

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I love the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing because I love watercolor pencils and black & which with a pop of color!!!! It was super fun to put this kit together! Look at all of the goodies. You can see the complete unboxing of this kit here!

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit - A Sara Thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the little mini Colored Pencils and I can always use these for future projects as well! To be honest, I actually used an Aqua Painter rather than a cup of water and the provided brush! Less mess and I tend to make lots of them! 🙂 Here are all of the cards completed!!!

A Sara Thing Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of that beautiful color! This picture just makes me so happy and look at all of those cards from one kit! Amazing! Now let’s focus on each card set!

Diamond Watercolor, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so did you also notice that the envelope have that fabulous label and each set has a different inside pattern! How fabulous?!?!? So this set I had a little problem with it….can you guess? I stamped the greetings on the white panels and didn’t realize it needs to be placed low or high so the diamond doesn’t cover it. Oops! The lower right corner one is a little covered but I think it will be okay! I simply scribbled over each diamond with the pencils and then blended the colors together with the Aqua Painter! Next, I wiped off the top with a napkin to get any excess ink off the embossed portion. The flowers are a little chunky but I loved how they accented the card so I added them on!

Acrylic Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This pattern was super fun to color with. My favorite one is the lower left corner. I just love it! The Black and White Washi Tape is the perfect accent on the bottom of the watercolor paper! Love it! The flowers add a little bling and texture too!

Watercolor Wash Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These were the most fun and my favorite set because it’s so easy to just swish back and forth to watercolor. Blending the blue and yellow to make green was super fun too! I love the little random dot stamp too! Another tip is that there are few greetings that fit on the banner because the “You” doesn’t fit. I just stamped the “You” onto the watercolor paper! It turned  out perfectly!

Leftover April Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another reason I love Paper Pumpkin is because look at all of these leftovers I have to use on other projects!! I forgot to put the little paint brush in the photo as well! I just love Paper Pumpkin!!!

Which card set is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you get Paper Pumpkin, what is your favorite part of it? I can’t wait to see what you say!

If you would like to join in the fun, be sure to sign up for your Paper Pumpkin Kit before May 10th! Click here to get started! For just $19.95 (plus tax), you get a complete kit with stamps, ink and supplies. Your first kit comes with a clear block! I think it’s worth every penny!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Bunny Buddies!!!

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You all know I LOVE Paper Pumpkin because of the fun surprise each month. The March 2017 Kit – Bunny Buddies is soooo amazing! Even more than I originally thought…..look at everything I made!!! Don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for the April Kit! There is a free gift in there to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 4th Birthday! I can’t wait to see what it is!!! Click here to sign up TODAY to get the April kit!

Bunny Buddies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The kit came with all these amazing goodies to make 9 treat bags and 9 mini cards with envelopes. Bunnies are the theme which is perfect for Easter and Spring. The stamp set had lots of fun greetings so you could mix it up. Check out the reveal of the kit here! I made the 9 little bags for my nieces and nephews with candy inside! I didn’t add the little clothespin and greeting because I figured they wouldn’t care or even notice.

Easter Bunny Treat Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how adorable these are!!! TIP: Press lightly with the stamp in the ink pad and onto the canvas bag or you will end up with a little extra gray than you anticipated! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin Desk Mess, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then because I bought the biggest bag of candy possible and couldn’t resist wanting to eat it all, I thought I would make more treat bags using others I had on hand!

Bunny Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I used the small Gusseted Cellophane Bags, added some candy and stamped the bunny face! I used up the clothespins with some of the Baker’s Twine tied around it and when I ran out of those I used some Playful Palette Washi Tape. These were so simple and quick to create! I love them!

Glassine Bunny Treats, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When I ran out of the gusseted bags, I used a few of the Glassine Gift Bags I had. I just stamped right onto the bag and used some leftover bunny ear stickers!

Spring Bunny Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, I almost forgot the 9 cards from this kit as well! Now you know why I am blown away with everything I got out of this kit!! Aren’t these little cards adorable! I created the folded over bunny ear by stamping it on the sticker and cutting it out! Just like this…

HowToCutBunnyEars, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The March Kit is my favorite one of the year so far; love it!!! I can’t believe how much I was able to create with the products in this kit and the stamp set! I love how Paper Pumpkin comes with enough to complete the kit as well as extras to use on other projects! Don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for the April Kit! It is going to a fabulous one since Sara Douglas, Stampin’ Up CEO created it AND there is a free gift in there to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 4th Birthday! WOOT WOOT! Click here to sign up TODAY to get the April kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Don’t forget that Thursday is the last day to get in the Ink Pad Giveaway!!! Click here to learn more and click here to start shopping with the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF. I can’t wait to draw the winners name on Friday!!! I’m so excited!!


Love Hearts!!!

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Sending Love Hearts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Quick and simple card ideas are always good to have in your back pocket. This design is not a new one! You might remember it from a few months ago when I created a holiday card! You can check it out here! I had some leftover pieces cut already so I thought I would make up the cards but updated to fit the upcoming holiday – Valentine’s Day! Some of the items used in this card are no longer available but you might still have them on hand from the Holiday Catalog or you can always change them up to fit what you have on hand!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the greeting in the lower right corner in Real Red Ink. I used the Sealed with Love Stamp Set for this card! This stamp set is geared totally for Valentine’s Day but has great images and greetings for lots of occasions – anniversary, wedding, just because, and more! I took a small piece of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape and placed it on the card front! Then I layered 3 squares – Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (2-1/4″ Square), Real Red (2″ Square) and Whisper White (1-3/4″ Square). I stamped the heart from the same stamp set in Real Red! I layered the squares with Snail Adhesive but added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick, simple and super adorable!!!

I just love this card and can’t wait to make tons of them to share my love with others on Valentine’s Day! I just love that holiday because I enjoy sharing my love and telling those that I love that I love them! I know many think that Valentine’s Day is all about teddy bears, chocolate, roses, and having a significant other but that’s not what it is to me. To me, it’s the perfect day to let others know they are loved! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura