Technique Tuesday – Duplicate-able Holiday Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique for you today! This one is a super easy duplicate-able holiday card. I know this time of the year can be super crazy but we still want to send out a card made with love. Also, there is nothing like a little stamping therapy! 🙂

Duplicate-able Holiday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This simple yet fabulous card with a little bit of bling is perfect for the Holiday Season! The other bonus to this card is that if you get them done early or late, it still applies because it says season. 🙂 Right?!?!?!

I started with the Suite Seasons Designer Washi Tape which has Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Real Red in it. Since Garden Green can be used with both reds, I used that as my card base. Then for the middle layer which is 4″ x 5-1/4″, I used Real Red or Cherry Cobbler based on which washi tape I used.

Filled with Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Whisper White layer measures 3-3/4″ x 5″. I added the Suite Season Designer Washi Tape on each of the pieces. I like to start in the middle and work my way out. This seems to work best for spacing. Typically I like to go at a bit of a diagonal with the washi tape as well. There is no way I am going to get it perfectly straight so why not just angle it on purpose!

Suite Season Designer Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are lots of different color combinations that you can create with the 5 rolls of washit tape in this pack. Three of the rolls have a foil shine in them as well – copper, silver, and gold! I love the little bit of bling!

Holly, Jolly, and Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Pretty Label Punch and 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. The greetings are from the Joyous Noel Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog but you could use whatever greeting will fit in the punch! All of the greetings were stamped in Garden Green Ink. This way I could use them on both the red and cherry cards. I layered the punched pieces together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture.

Washi Tape Holiday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the cards, I added a few Rhinestones for some bling. Also, I used some of the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I was able to create a lot of cards in no time at all and with minimal supplies. I love that I could get different looks but not have to use tons of different products. This is perfect for making multiples. How many Christmas or Holiday cards do you make each year? Let me know in the comments below!

If you are loving this look and want to make these to send out to your family and friends, click the supplies listed below to get started!

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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Dragon Breathing Fire!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Let’s get this week started off with a Dragon breathing fire!!! This is from the Myths & Magic Suite which you can see more fun samples here and here!

Dragon Breathing Fire, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the orange and green color combination and that little hint of bling in the middle! Of course, you could always change up the colors to suit your birthday boy or girl!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Pumpkin Pie measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the star image all around the edges. This stamp is in the Magical Day Stamp Set and I used Pumpkin Pie Ink. Then, I added this piece to the card front.

Breathing Fire, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the dragon piece, I took a 2-1/2″ square of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the dragon from the Magical Day Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the dragon with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I stamped the fire on a scrap piece and die cut it with the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). The fire was added with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional cut down a bit. Next, I added this to the top portion of a 3″ x 5″ Old Olive piece of cardstock.

I stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White (1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″). The greeting was stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink and added to the bottom portion of the Old Olive piece. I added a little bling with the Myths & Magic Designer Washi Tape in between the dragon and greeting and wrapped the ends to the back side. Then I added this piece to the card front.

This designer is super fabulous for any style of card. Just stamp your focal point up top and the greeting on the bottom. Add ribbon or washi tape in the middle for some decoration!

Don’t forget that this is the last week of Sale-A-Bration so you want to get your order in before it ends to earn freebies with every $50 you spend. Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Little Warrior & His Dragon!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to rock this week! For a little inspiration, I thought I would share this little warrior & his dragon card!!!

Little Warrior & His Dragon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute and so easy to make because I let the designer paper do all of the work for me. I love it!!!

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Next, I took a piece of Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a strip of the Myths & Magic Washi Tape along the bottom portion. The designer paper has glitter portions on the dragons and the warrior and the washi tape is all bling too! You can  never have enough bling. Also, I feel like with these colors it is still a great card for boys and girls so that’s awesome too! I think if I did this for a girl, I might use more of the Tangerine Tango and Fresh Fig but it all depends.

Sparkle Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Special Celebrations Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Gray Ink onto Smoky Slate cardstock. Then using the Everyday Label Punch, I punched out the greeting. Next, I punched again in Tranquil Tide cardstock and cut the label in half. I added a dab of adhesive to the left hand side of the back of the greeting and added one side of Tranquil Tide. Next, I repeated that on the other side. This is a fun way to layer with punches and you can have a lot show or just a little bit! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture and so it would look smooth over the washi tape!

If you want to see more samples using the Myths & Magic Suite, click here! I will be posting more soon too so stay tuned! This suite is just so much fun!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Brusho Background With Banners!!!

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This card uses lots of fun new stuff from the Occasions Mini Catalog! The Brusho Background is super fun and colorful and then those perfectly placed banners with the Stamparatus!!! Love it!

Brusho Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Watercolor Paper (3″ x 5-1/4″) and brushed some water over it as a base with the Aqua Painter. Then I tapped on some Brusho Crystal Colour and mixed it and brushed it side to side with the Aqua Painter. I would recommend adding just a bit of color because it is easier to add more than it is to take some off when it’s too dark. A little bit goes a long way with Brusho as well. It’s super vibrant! If you have no patience (like me), drying it with the Heat Tool really speeds things up, otherwise just set it aside to dry.

Once it is dry, I placed this piece in my Stamparatus and added the banners from the In The Trees Stamp Set. Using the Stamparatus, for that perfect swag/ I just love how the hinges of the Stamparatus make it so easy to go down the cardstock. I did one swag 3 times skipping a hinge each time and then rotated the image the other direction and stamped twice! Next, I added this to a piece of Real Red cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) down the center. Since it is Watercolor Paper and tends to curl, I like to use Tear And Tape for a nice strong, secure hold onto my cardstock. Using the Pick A Pattern Washi Tape pack, I added a little strip to either side of the Watercolor Paper and then added this to the card front!

Sequin Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the In The Trees Stamp Set by stamping the happy first, cleaning it, and then the birthday. Next, I punched it out with the NEW 1/8″ and 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punches. Then I laid some Silver Sequin Trim on the back in a “S” shape and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added this piece to the card front and using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add a few loose sequins!

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!!!

Stay tuned as I have played with a few other colors with this and I’ll be sure to share those soon! What color would you use?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you pre-ordered the Stamparatus back in November (during the first opening), you should have received an email yesterday to finalize your order. I’m so excited to start getting these things in your hands. For those in the 2nd pre-order period, yours are coming real soon!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birthday Wishes For You!!!

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Laura’s Free Stamp Set for January is the Birthday Wishes For You Stamp Set!!! This stamp set can be earned with a $75 order (before shipping and tax) placed online or at one of my events. Click here to start shopping to earn your free set! 

Birthday Wishes For You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The one thing that I love about this card is that it’s quick, simple, and can be changed up to any color you wish! If you have a lot of red cardstock on hand, make red ones. If you need masculine ones, use masculine colors! It’s so easy and fun!

First, I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base. Then I stamped the banner greeting from the Birthday Wishes For You Stamp Set three times on the bottom right and 3 times on the upper right. The greeting was stamped twice before going back to the Basic Black Ink to give a variation of color. Notice that the third one isn’t really showing but that all depends on where it is stamped or the placement of the designer paper. If you want to stop at just stamping it twice, you certainly can!

Next, I stamped the large birthday greeting from the Birthday Wishes For You Stamp Set on a piece of Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper measuring 3″ x 4-1/4″ using Basic Black Ink! One ink pad makes for few supplies to get out which is even more fabulous! After stamping it, I added this piece to the center of the card. Then using some of the Pick A Pattern Designer Washi Tape, I added a strip to the top and bottom of the designer paper. I just ripped it on both ends so no need for scissors to get a nice clean cut! To finish off the card, I added some Basic Black Baker’s Twine along the inside of the card and tied it into a bow! I just love it!!!

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

Here is another sample in Peek-A-Boo Peach too! No matter what color, this card is just fabulous! What color would you use?? Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget that you can earn this set for Free with a $75 order this month!!!! Click here to start shopping!

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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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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