Dainty Flowers!!!

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Have you seen the Dainty Flowers Designer Paper that is one of the $50 Level Sale-A-Bration items?!?!? It is so beautiful! I know I am a flower girl already but this paper is just amazing! It is also perfect for making quick and simple cards too!

Dainty Flowers Designer Paper Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The colors of this card (Blushing Bride & Starry Sky) are a beautiful combination. Add the layer of Dainty Flowers Designer Paper for a quick and simple card. All I did next was add a greeting with some Linen Thread for texture and then some Brass Butterflies. This card could be used for many different occasions! Which occasion would you use it for?!?!?

Linen Thread Loops for Texture on A Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For those Linen Thread Loops, I simply added a dab of adhesive to the middle of my card. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around 4 fingers. I try to end my loop around the same spot as where the starting end is. Then slide the loops off your fingers and twist into a figure 8. This makes the ribbon fan out a bit. Then place this down with the center of your figure 8 on that dab of adhesive in the center of your card. Add the greeting over the top of the loops with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Feel free to pull the loops a bit to fan them out for more texture! This can be done with Baker’s Twine and other thin threads and ribbon! I hope you will try it out too!

Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th so don’t wait to place your order and earn lots of Free Sale-A-Bration goodies. The Dainty Flowers Designer Paper has been a popular one so I could see it running out perhaps!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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January 2023 Paper Pumpkin!

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The January 2023 Paper Pumpkin arrived and I was super surprised! I wasn’t expecting Fresh Freesia to be the ink color. The color combination was one that I wouldn’t have picked myself. Also, I LOVED all 3 cards so much!

January 2023 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I can’t even pick a favorite because I love them all so much! This one is super cute with the 3 locks and the fun gold foil! A little tip for the twine on this one is to create a long bow and place it over the vellum strip to make sure it is big enough before securing it down. Also, don’t worry about the vellum and adhesive showing through because the greeting covers it up!

Key To My Heart – Paper Pumpkin!

Key To My Heart Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is a favorite because I love the purple and gold together! Also that golden key is super fun. When it comes to the vellum, again don’t worry about your adhesive showing through because the locks cover it. If anything add adhesive on the left side and you will be golden! 😉 Also, I ended up adding a little Dimensional to the bottom of the key to pop it up a bit. You all know I am a huge Dimensional fan!

Peek A Boo Key To My Heart Stampin' Up Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super cute and fun because of the peek-a-boo aspect. How fun is that?!? Such a fabulous greeting to go with it too! I just loved all of the January 2023 Paper Pumpkin cards. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Weddings, Anniversaries or just telling someone you love them! That’s perfect any day!

During Sale-A-Bration, you can enjoy a Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscription and earn Sale-A-Bration goodies! Another option is to enjoy your Paper Pumpkin and purchase a few items that will help making your card making experience easier. Check out some of my favorite add on items below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Adorable Owls!!!

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Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and I have been having a lot of fun creating! One of the first cards I made was this cute card using the Sale-A-Bration Adorable Owls Stamp Set that you can earn for FREE with a $50 order!

Adorable Owls Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving these shades of orange and coral together and that cute little owl who is ready to party! You could always mix up the paper patterns/colors for any occasion which makes this card even more versatile and fabulous!

I started with a Pale Papaya card base measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Then I added a piece of Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper ($100 Level Sale-A-Bration Item) measuring 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ to the left side. For the focal point, I die cut a scallop rectangle from the Scalloped Contour Dies and layered another piece of Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (3″ x 3-1/2″) behind it. This gives a little peak of the paper on the sides but not the top and bottom!

The owl and the greeting were stamped in Sahara Sand Ink. Then I colored in the Owl with Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie for the beak and feet. Pool Party for the eyes. Crumb Cake for the owl body and then Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral for the party hat. Again, there are so many options for coloring the owl and the party hat to coordinate with your color scheme or owl preference! What colors would you pick???

Check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that you can earn the Adorable Owls Stamp Set and the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper for FREE with Sale-A-Bration now till the end of February!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Country Floral Lane!

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The February In Person and Online Card Class is – Country Floral Lane!!! This class uses the NEW Suite in the January to April Mini Catalog that just launched last week!

Country Floral Lane Card Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Let’s start the year off with a little love! These cards can be created for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, or just any random Tuesday! Let everyone you know that you love them! Trust me it warms my heart to get #happymail in my mailbox and I’m sure it does for you too! Don’t be shy and show your love! Another exciting thing about this class is that there is a BONUS 6th Card! Woot Woot! I couldn’t stop myself! 🙂

The In Person Class is going to be Thursday, January 26th at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Online Card Class will be Friday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. on Facebook and on YouTube! You can always catch the replay of the online class any time you want! You can watch the Online Class for FREE any time but if you can also stamp along with me. There are 2 options – purchase the PDF Tutorial with all of the measurements and products listed as well as step by step directions. You can then cut your own cardstock and stamp with me! Another option would be to purchase the Card Kit/PDF Tutorial Bundle and I will send you all of the supplies to create the cards. You can then stamp and punch right along with me! Click here to check out all of these options!

I’m looking forward to stamping with you this year! Let’s kick it off right!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


It Has Begun!

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Happy January!!! It’s a NEW year and that means it has begun! The January to April Mini Catalog has launched and our all time favorite Sale-A-Bration has begun! Woot Woot!!!

It has begun - Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to check it all out online, click here!!! If you prefer to have a real catalog in hand, message me your address and I will get one in the mail to you right away!

Sale-A-Bration is always the best time of the year! There are so many ways to earn free or extra goodies and who doesn’t love a good deal!
~Every $50 spent earns a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! There is a $50 level and $100 level of products to pick from!
~If you have a lot on your wish list and want to order $300+ or gather orders with a few friends and family that total $300+! Awesome, you will get a Sale-A-Bration Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set as well as the regular Hostess Rewards!
~Want the best deal yet?!? Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration and get $175 in product for just $99! That’s $50 more than usual! But WAIT there is more! You can also snag this Exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine too!!! Check out your options! Click here to join my amazing Fabulous Friends Stamp Family and enjoy this awesome offer!

Boho Blue Mini Machine!

Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.

Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.

Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

Exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am in love with this machine! It’s sooooo pretty! Eeeeeee You have until the end of February to snag yours!

Looking forward to stamping with you, sharing ideas and inspiring you through and maybe even having you join my Stamping Family! As always if you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Evergreen Trees!!!

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Evergreen Trees come in all shapes and sizes which is why this card is super fun! I used the 3 different sizes of trees from the Trees For Sale Stamp Set and 3 different color combinations! Check it out!

Evergreen Trees Trees For Sale Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You might look at this card and think WHOA with the colors but there are some trees out there that are rather blue looking instead of green! I also love the color variations with this card! It does get rather tricking having 5 ink pads out on your craft table though. Be very careful which ink pad you are tapping the stamp into! LOL

Evergreen Trees Color Options:

Shades of Blues & Greens, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the largest tree, I used Soft Sea Foam for the base and Pear Pizzazz for the detailed image. Next, I used Pool Party for the base of the medium tree and Coastal Cabana for the detailed image. On the small tree, I used Soft Succulent stamped off once for the base and full strength for the detailed image. You could also pair Soft Succulent with Evening Evergreen! TIP: Start with the largest tree first and work your way down. This way you have plenty of room for the big tree and can fill in with the smaller ones.

Christmas Evergreen Tree Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample of the card but I didn’t stamp the background of the card base with the little snowflakes. In a way, I like it because the other card seems very busy but then I also kind of think this one looks a little plain. Which one do you prefer – snowflake background or not?!? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to make this Evergreen Trees card, check out the supplies listed below! Want to see this in action? Check out this video!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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October Paper Pumpkin 2022!

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The October Paper Pumpkin 2022 was AMAZING! I can’t believe how much detail and layers and fabulousness was in this kit! The one for sure took me longer than 30 minutes.

October Paper Pumpkin 2022, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think this one was my favorite of the 3 styles! The kit created a total of 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. The layers and details are just amazing. I did mess up on stamping one of the santas but that’s okay! Stampin’ Up provided santa faces but also all of the letters of JOY so I just used the O in place of my messed up santa! Thank you, Stampin’ Up!

Ho Ho Ho Santa Christmas Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another reason I am loving this kit is that I don’t typically purchase Santa stamp sets. I love them but I seem to be more drawn to ornaments, snowflakes, trees, etc. BUT NOW I have a Santa in my stamp collection! Paper Pumpkin always pushes me outside the box with color combinations, stamps, and even techniques! Loving this window look too!

Stampin Up All Inclusive Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The November Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with this October Paper Pumpkin 2022 kit but it focuses on gift tags and packaging. TODAY is the last day to get signed up for the November Kit so don’t wait! Click here to get signed up! You can try it out for 1 month or a few months or a few years! It’s all up to you! Paper Pumpkin also makes great gifts too! You can get the kit and give that or gift Pre-Paid Subscriptions!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Christmas Gift Tags!!!

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Is it all about the gift or the gift packaging?!?! For my regular presents, I don’t tend to add a decorated tag. In fact, I usually write the name in the fold on the end and have no tag. BUT I love to create fun Christmas Gift Tags for neighbor gifts and teacher gifts!

Christmas Gift Tags Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Gifting Kit is super cute and simple. It makes 3 each of these 3 tags and there are tons of supplies leftover. These tags have a little pocket on the backside. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure what that pocket is for. Is it for money? A Gift Card? Seems a little small for a gift card. Thoughts?!?!

Christmas Gifting Kit Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My favorite thing about these tags is the whole peek-a-boo look with the die cut tree, star, and deer and then the printed pocket tag in the bag peeking through. I love it! BONUS: Those die cut images can then be used for additional tags.

Alternative Christmas Gifting Kit Options, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look what I created with the leftover pieces and some Basic White Cardstock. I used the Very Best Trio Punch for some added detail and a slot for the ribbon! How amazing is that?!?! So the Christmas Gifting Kit creates 9 tags but I easily created an additional 9! Woot Woot!

Click the links below to create these amazing Christmas Tags for your holiday gift packaging!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All the Fall Colors!!!

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The Fall colors this year are just stunning. Those shades of yellow and green into oranges and then the POP of red! I love it all!!! Here I did a little Fall coloring with Blending Brushes!

Ombre Fall Colors with Blending Brushes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First, start with the lightest color and blend the Crushed Curry on the bottom and up about 1/2 way. Next, take Pumpkin Pie and blend in the middle. Work you way down into the Crushed Curry and up about 3/4 of the way! Finally, using Cajun Craze blend from the edge into the Pumpkin Pie. TIP: Always start your blending brush off of your project and then slide onto it. Work in a circular motion

Fall Leaves Thinking of You Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once you have the background complete, simply stamp an image over the top in Memento Black Ink! I used a few leaves and a greeting on the bottom! You could always add in some acorns and different types of leaves. You could also do this same design with other colors and stamp flowers, animals, party hats, etc. This card design is perfect for all year long and any occasion!

If you would like to see this Fall Colors Blending Technique in action, check out my video tutorial below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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The September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit has me all ready to go for Halloween! Since it’s not my favorite holiday, I love how this kit takes care of all of my needs with some stamps to use for a few cards and treats to make for family. Always shooting for Auntie of the Year! 🙂

September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my favorite because it was the easiest! LOL Just being honest! Plus I am really loving purple for Halloween. It’s a nice change and I love purple! TIP: Watch this video to figure out how to create the boxes for this kit. They are not really boxes but drawers that slide into the decorated sleeve. Once I figured that out, it was super easy from there on!

Halloween Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one was my second favorite….although I’m not so sure about the plaid! It’s so many colors and kinda weird. I always think of plaid as like blues, greens, and reds! Apparently I need to branch out more! LOL

Spooky Spider Treat Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This treat box is super cute but it was a bit of a pain. Trying to add adhesive dots on that spider web so it would hold on was a bit tedious. Just saying. LOL I do love the look though! Which one is your favorite?!?! Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget that you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the fun by clicking here! Also, Paper Pumpkin makes really good gifts too because it is all inclusive! I love it!!!

Did you love the September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit?! Did you make treat boxes or cut up the pieces for making cards?!?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura