Water Painters For The Win!

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Stampin’ Up! Water Painters come in a 3 pack and they are amazing for watercoloring, creating backgrounds AND sealing envelopes rather than licking them!

Water Painters, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up! Water Painters come as a 3 pack. There is a fine tip brush, a thicker (marker like tip) brush, and a wide, flat brush (as shown in blue above). These brushes are just $13.00 (plus tax and shipping) and you can do so many amazing things with them!

Simply fill the barrel with water and use to watercolor a stamped image. Once you are finished with a color, wipe off the tip on a paper towel and move to the next color. You can also create backgrounds with them. Stripes, polka dots, plaid, a border…..the possibilities are endless. One of my favorite things to use my Water Painter for is sealing envelopes. Especially during this time of year when I’m sealing lots of envelopes, it’s quick and simple and no watery mess. Best of all no nasty taste in my mouth or a paper cut on my tongue. So handy for so many reasons!

Get yours today for the holiday season and all year long!!

Happy Stampin’


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Festive Tags!!!

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The hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is here!!! Shopping, List Making, Wrapping, Decorating, and Baking are being done each day! While there doesn’t seem to be much time for crafting or me time, this Festive Tags Kit can knock out 2 things on your list! Enjoy some craft time and prepare for gift wrapping.

Festive Tags Kit Collection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The best part about this kit….wait there are LOTS of best parts! First of all, it is all inclusive with everything you need except scissors so no need to make a huge mess. Just get the box of tags and some scissors are you are ready to go! Next, it is super simple. There is no stamping with this kit so very minimal messes and it is very quick! You can follow the directions or create as you wish. Have fun with it and mix and match the tags.

Another fun thing about this kit is that you can add them to a card base and have a fabulous card as well! So if you decide that you don’t need that many tags or you need to whip up a quick card, simply pull out this kit and you are golden!

Snag one of these Festive Tags kits today and perhaps another one for a friend or family member. You can create them together over coffee or hot cocoa and enjoy some time together while still getting ready for the Holiday Season!

Happy Stampin’ and Happy Holidays!


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Never Enough Craft Supplies!

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Your craft room might be busting at the seems but there is always room for more, right?!?! Never enough craft supplies for the projects you have pinned on Pinterest or in your mind! So, now is the time to shop Stampin’ Up’s Seasonal Sale!!!

Never Enough Craft Supplies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now till midnight on Thursday, November 16th, you get to shop Stampin’ Up’s Seasonal Sale with items up to 20% off!!! Papers, Inks, Markers, Ribbons and Trims are all on sale.

Do you buy the ink pad but not the ink refill?!?! Now is the time to get that ink refill while it is on sale so you can stamp with that ink pad for YEARS to come! Are you going back and forth on whether you want those In Colors or not?! Get them now while they are on sale! Need Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Garden Green.…or whatever colors you are using for your Holiday Cards this season?! Now is the time to stock up!

These items make great stocking stuffers or gifts for the crafty friend or family member on your shopping list!

Click here to shop the Seasonal Sale!!!

No such thing as too much….never enough craft supplies for your to create!

Happy Stampin’


Best Deal Ever!!!

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Stampin’ Up! has an amazing offer this month and I really think it’s the best deal ever! You have options too! We all love options because then we feel like it’s tailored to us! AND THIS IS!!!!

Best Deal Ever, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This month Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 35 Years in Business! They are offering an amazing “35% Off or 35% More Product” Special! You get to pick which one fits you the best. Spending less money or getting more product in your Starter Kit! So let’s see the details….

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $125 worth of product for only $64.35!

Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $168.75 worth of product by spending $99.

But wait there is more! You also get FREE Registration to Stampin’ Up’s Virtual OnStage Event in November! That’s a $77 value! Joining this month with this amazing offer, getting your goodies in the mail, and then celebrating and being inspired by the Stampin’ Up! event all within 30 days is AMAZING!!!

I’m so excited about this offer and just want to share with everyone because who doesn’t love a good deal. We tell our friend about good deals so I’m telling you all! PLUS, I would love to have you in my Fabulous Friends Stamp Family.

Just this past weekend, one of my stamp family members from Delaware was coming to Illinois for a visit. She let me know and asked if I would meet up with her and I 100% said YES! So on Sunday I drove 2 hours to Casey, IL to meet her and it was fabulous! We walked around town and enjoyed lunch together while chatting stamping and life! My heart was fun and I can’t wait stamp and chat with her again in person! Near or far, I love my Stamp Family and the connections we make.

Jump on the best deal ever to get the product you love and relationships to last a lifetime! If you are thinking at all…..but she’s not talking to me. SURE AM! I want you to get this amazing deal. I want you in my family! YOU!

Happy Stampin’


Momming Is Hard!

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I said it and I’ll say it again….Momming Is Hard! So I want to give a big shout out to all the moms out there! You are amazing! You are doing a great job! I see you!!!

Momming Is Hard Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I wish I could make a million of these cards and mail them to all the Moms out there or for nurse to hand out. Being a mom for a little over 5 years has been crazy hard so far and I can only imagine there is more to come.

The roller coaster of emotions that we go through each day or week or month. We love our children so much but geez sometimes we need to jut get away from them. Hearing their laughter and sweet baby words is amazing but Momma, Momma, Momma a million times before 8 a.m. is enough to make anyone go insane. The mental overload of schedules, snacks, activities, laundry, friendships, and did I remember to say I love before they fell asleep. Trying to find me time and time to work my business is so hard.

I’m so thankful for healthy, amazing children and being able to spend so much time with them growing up. I love that my job is flexible and I have been able to scale up or down when needed. All of that has been amazing and I am forever grateful! I also LOVE each and every one of you. Throughout the years, you have been here for me and that means a lot! This Momma needs you and has loved knowing I have a bit of an “out” even if it’s on my computer, in front of my camera, or at my classes!

So let’s all take a deep breath, pat ourselves on the back and say, “I AM AMAZING!” You truly are! And Momming is hard! Love and hugs to all of you!

Happy Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Kit Collection

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What is the Stampin’ Up Kit Collection? I’m glad you asked because it is AMAZING for everyone. I love these kits…and so does Claire! These kits make amazing gifts, rainy day projects, and something to keep your hands busy while hanging out with family or friends!!! There is a kit for every occasion and style! Here are just a few.

Stampin' Up Kit Collection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Why the Kits Collection?

  1. Kits are pre-designed, pre-cut, and all-inclusive, which means that anyone can have a successful crafting experience with them. No need to have tons of supplies and the directions walk you through it all.
  2. Crafting kits make great gifts for friends and family—think birthdays, Christmas, etc. Perfect price point and great for anyone….of any age!
  3. Busy? No craft space? Kits are a perfect way to enjoy a bit of creativity in a small little box.
  4. With so many kits to choose from, there’s something for everyone!
  5. New kits are released regularly, so there’s always something to look forward to for the next holiday or season.
  6. Kits are portable. You can take them anywhere and start crafting in minutes. Great for vacations, family gatherings, etc.
  7. For card emergencies, having a kit or two on hand means quick access to beautiful, easy-to-make cards.
  8. Need something to re-start dwindling crafting mojo? Kits can be the answer because the color combinations and easy crafting is perfect to inspire you again!!
  9. Kits give anyone an easy way to test-drive card making/paper crafting and the Stampin’ Up! experience!
  10. The boxes are cute and easy to reuse for shipping or gift giving!

Check out the complete Stampin’ Up Kit Collection here!!! Snag some of these amazing kits for teachers, neighbors, office parties, family, and friends! They are also perfect to have on hand when you need a last minute gift….and if you don’t, you can enjoy it in January! 😉

Happy Stampin’


With Love & Gratitude!!!

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The September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – With Love & Gratitude was stunning! I loved the color combination and the amazing greetings!

With Love & Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How cute is this little card?!? The sentiment is super fabulous for a just because card. I do wish the size of the card was mailable but not all cute cards are! Just means I need to hand deliver some kindness. A friend, neighbor, teacher, mailman, etc. would be the perfect recipient for a card like this!

Grateful For You Treat Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Treat Bags…..not my favorite thing as I never know what to do with them. BUT not this time. I have been wanting to give a little card or treat to the car line workers at the kid’s school and the teachers and helpers. They are very kind and cheery and I’m so thankful for everything they do. I thought a little note of thanks would be perfect! These are just that! I was going to get some candy but honestly I think I’m going to wait for Halloween and use some of the kid’s candy because we all know they get way to much! Perfect!

What are you doing with your With Love & Gratitude Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Be sure to sign up for the October Kit before the 10th of the Month! Click here to try it out! It’s Christmas themed!

Happy Stampin’


Simple Card Design!!!

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I am all for a simple card design that can be used with many different colors, patterns, stamp sets, etc. This one is just that!!! Pick your favorite colors and designer paper! Grab a stamp set and your favorite punch/die and let’s get started!

Simple Card Design Circle Sayings Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Boho Blue card base. Next, I took a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the 2023-2025 In Color Designer Paper and layered it onto Pebbled Path cardstock (1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″). This strip can be added in the middle of the card front or towards the bottom like mine above! Then I took the Circle Saying Stamp Set and the coordinating Circle Punch for the greeting! Add this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! To finish it off, I added some ribbon and dots!

Floral Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Basic White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. On opposing corners, I stamped the floral image in Boho Blue! I love how the flowers frame this piece and add a little bit of decoration! Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes as well!

Check out the supplies listed below so you can recreate this card. I challenge you to at least try out this simple card design with your stamping supplies! It’s simple and fabulous!!!

Happy Stampin’


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Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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The August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Meaningful Flowers and I loved it! The flowers were a lotus and a forget me not. You all know how much I love flowers so this kit didn’t disappoint.

Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The beautiful shades of blue and yellow are stunning. It makes me think of a sunrise and I love it. The instructions didn’t say to use the clear little dots but there were plenty leftover so I added them to the 5 flowers up front.

Forget Me Not Flowers Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The card front is only a half sheet so you get that peek-a-boo effect on the top half. This does make it more difficult to write a message on the inside but you can use the inside of the card front which is white. The back of the card is not an option really because there is a beautiful flower description. Although you could always use the upper portion of the back of the card!

Love, Devotion, Memories, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How amazing is this message on the back?!?! I love it! It’s beautiful and it’s different.

Lotus Flower – Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Vellum Lily Pad Pond, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The second card in the kit is this stunning lotus flower. This card was super easy to put together. All you need to do is create a pocket with the vellum lily pads, stamp the greeting and add the clear dots! You can see the clear dots much easier in this card photo than the card above. The greeting “You are capable of amazing things” is so powerful and uplifting. I love it!

You are capable of amazing things, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not sure if the recipient would do this, but you could always take the little flower and greeting out and put it in your car or on your mirror. It’s the perfect little message to brighten your day!

Lotus Flower Paper Pumpkin 2023, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The inside of this card is all white and perfect room for writing a message. The back of the card does have the beautiful flower description as well!

Which card is your favorite from this Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit?? I think I’m going with the forget me not card! Leave me a comment below!

Be sure to sign up for the September Kit here! You won’t want to miss out on this Shelli Exclusive Kit!!!

Happy Stampin’


Cupcakes For All!!!

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Cupcakes are my favorite! When I saw the Circle Sayings Stamp Set with a cupcake in it, I got excited! Here I created a card using the same concept but did one more feminine and one more masculine! Cupcakes For All!!!

Cupcakes For All Circle Sayings Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card can be created simple or stepped up! In the sample above, I used a Thick Basic White card base. Then I added a layer of cardstock that was embossed with the polka dots from the Basics Embossing Pack! You could also just do a colored cardstock base and no embossing for a simpler version!

Next, I die cut a rectangle with the Deckled Dies and stamped the cupcake all over it! Again, if you wanted a simple version, you could just cut a rectangle. The colors I used were Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia for the card on the left. The card on the right uses Pool Party and Lost Lagoon! Finally, I stamped the cupcake and greeting on Basic White and used the coordinating Circle Punch to punch it out! Simple and quick with a punch which is why this card is fun to make multiples of! The placement of the pieces on the card front is all up to you! Have fun with it! On the purple card, I added some Wink of Stella to the cupcake and some Iridescent Rhinestones!

Circle Sayings Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the cards, I decorated with some more stamping! First, I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in the darker color and then stamped off once for the cupcake so it was a lighter shadow! Don’t forget to stamp the envelopes too!!

What color combination would you use to create this card? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you create a card like this one! After all, cupcakes for all!

Happy Stampin’


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