I really struggle with masculine cards but I have found that the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set has so amazing images for man cards! What about you??? Do you struggle with man cards? Let me know in the comments below!
I used the Note Cards and Envelopes for these cards which makes them even more quick and easy! First, I stamped the more solid tree image from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Soft Succulent. I stamped this one first because I didn’t want to stamp the trunk and then realize I went to high on the card and the tree doesn’t fit. Next, I stamped the second detailed tree image in Evening Evergreen. Add the trunk and greeting in Early Espresso and boom you are all done stamping! How easy is that?!?!?
My original card used the Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon (far left) but then I ran out. Then, I went with some Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon and really liked that look but thought it looked a smidge more elegant. Since I struggle with man cards, I decided to make multiples for my stash and even tried out the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon. When I did a poll the Evening Evergreen was the winner by far. Which is your favorite??
If you would like to make this card using the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, check out the supplies used below! Need it all, simply click the Add All To Cart button for an easy shopping experience!
You all know how much I love flowers, scrolly fonts, and ribbon as my go-to embellishment!!! Check out this card that just screams LAURA!!!! The greeting – Here For You Now And In Better Days Ahead is just amazing too!!!
I created this card with the NEW Hand Penned Designer Series Paper measuring 3″ x 4″ which is a perfect size to use up an entire sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! BONUS! I layered it onto Misty Moonlight and a Pale Papaya card base! This color combination is just fabulous!!!
The stamp set I used is the Color & Contour Stamp Set which has this fabulous greeting, flower, and those fun little dots that I used in the corner. I thought it added a little extra fun rather than just have solid cardstock! The greeting was stamped on a die cut which is in the Color & Contour Bundle – Scalloped Contour Dies. These are AMAZING!!!! Such fun scallop edged images with so much fun texture and look! MUST HAVE!
On the inside of the card, I stamped a flower and the coordinating greeting. It really pulls the card together I think. You could also stamp the flower onto the envelope too.
Here I created 2 more cards using different prints from the same Hand Penned Designer Series Paper Pack. Because the colors were a bit different, I went with Pale Papaya and Pool Party! Which color combination is your favorite – Misty Moonlight or Pool Party??? Let me know in the comment below! I love how you can use different patterns in the same pack for a fabulous card in the same style!
If you would like to recreate this “Here For You Now” card, check out the supplies listed below! You can purchase them individually or click Add All To Cart for quick and easy shopping!!!
The January to June Mini Catalog is also retiring at the end of the month!!! Not all products in the catalog are retiring so thank goodness there!!! Also, some of the items are on sale up to 50% off!!! Woot Woot! I have taken the list and cleaned it up a little so it is easier to read. Click here to check it out! You can also click here to shop the retiring items and see photos of the products!!!
Have you seen the NEW Stampin’ Up digital download that is FREE! Check it out and get yours today! The images and greetings are perfect for sending #happymail any day of the week just to brighten someone’s day! Who are you going to send mail to this week??
Finally I’m back on my routine…..a bit! I never got a chance to complete the March and April Paper Pumpkin kits and post them. Stay tuned as I hope to get them completed soon because I need cards! The month the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived and I opened it and assembled it all in one sitting! You can check out the video of that here!
The Kit contained supplies for 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs and this one is my favorite. I love pinstripe baseball pants. There is just something about them that makes them so cute! So I made one for Brad for Father’s Day since it’s my favorite. The other 2 will probably be used as birthday cards for some of my baseball fan family members!
This set was super simple and fun! I did one with Dad on it and one of the 3rd set with Dad on it so Brad and I can use them for our Dad’s on Father’s Day! As for the other 2, probably more birthday cards for boys! Not that a girl couldn’t get one of these cards but I struggle with masculine cards so I need all the ones I can get. Thank you Paper Pumpkin!
These are super cute and probably my 2nd favorite! I have 1 Brother so I plan to use this card for his Father’s Day card! It’s perfect and fun! The little red and yellow dots really make these cards pop more and give great texture! I love it!
Be sure to sign up for the June Paper Pumpkin Kit which includes not one but TWO ink spots! Woot Woot! Also, these beautiful colors are enough to make my heart jump! Paper Pumpkin is a great activity to do with the kids this summer too! Sign up and try it out for a month or more! Click here to get your June fun!!!
Last week was Stampin’ Up’s incentive trip for the past 2 years to Maui!!! While I earned both trips, we decided to cash out the trip rather than attend in person because of Covid and having a baby! Stampin’ Up! as well as my upline spoiled us all week with Hawaiian fun! It was amazing! Here is a little Aloha…from our home rather than from Maui!
It is so exciting and amazing to be in the Top 1% of the company and earn trips! I feel so proud of myself for what I have accomplished but I also am just so thankful for all of you!!! There is no way I could have done it without all of you and for that – THANK YOU!!! I appreciate all of you for your support and love. It truly means the world to me and my family!!
I am also very thankful for my amazing upline who spoiled us with towels, flamingos, and Hawaiian fun so we could celebrate at home. It wasn’t quite the same as being in Maui in person I don’t think but it was amazing. Right now family is my top priority and leaving the kids back wasn’t an option we wanted to take. Taking them on a 12 hour flight was also an option we didn’t want to take! It was wonderful to get spoiled still while staying home with the kids! Stampin’ Up sent a box of Aloha last week as a little taste of fun! They are also sending another box of goodies that should be arriving in a few weeks. Stay tuned as I will be doing an unboxing of those goodies on my Facebook Page – Laura’s Stamp Pad!!
Again, thank you all for your love and support and here’s to many more days, weeks, and months of stamping fun!!! Aloha…from our home and happy stampin’
Okay so he has been here for 8 weeks now….WOW! I know I can’t believe that either! I have been feeling soooooo much better for 8 weeks now. I was so huge and so uncomfortable the last few months I was pregnant. After begging my Doctor to just take Baby Aaha out NOW, he came 2 days prior to our original plan! I took in chocolate chip cookies as a thank you for granting my wishes! LOL
Baby Aaha became Alex on St. Patrick’s Day!!! He was born weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces!!!! BIG BOY!!! Although I still find him to be my tiny little ball of squish!!! I just can’t help kissing him all over and I will continue until he won’t let me anymore! 🙂 I did have another C-section and all went well. We came home and were so excited to see Claire and she is in love with Alex from the moment she saw him. She calls him her baby and always wants to hold him and see him. By “see him” she means her face just 2 inches from his because sitting nearby just isn’t enough apparently.
Everyone is doing well and I am slowly getting back into a groove. Things are still crazy since babies aren’t very routine and Claire is done with school next week so I really don’t know what my new schedule will be. I am still posting regularly on my Facebook Page – Laura’s Stamp Pad. That is the best place to see inspiration and details regularly! Email and text is always open for you to reach me with questions as well! I am still responding to those fairly quickly!
Thank you all for your kind words, encouragement, and patience with me during the pregnancy with Baby Aaha and now that Alex is here!! You all mean so much to me and I appreciate you!
The New Annual Catalog is officially out as well! That means 256 amazing new products and 346 samples to inspire you with you craft supplies!!! There are 5 NEW In Colors – Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent!! Of course I love Polished Pink because….well….it’s PINK! I have very surprised that so far I have used the 2 greens together a lot and I’m loving the soft pastels of the Papaya, Freesia, and Succulent together too! Click here to check these out and shop all the goodies that come in these colors!
If you would like a copy of the catalog, send me a message and I will get one in the mail to you!!
I love All Inclusive Kits because they are perfect for gifting to someone or for a beginner stamper to get their feet wet!! They come with everything you need to make the cards except scissors. The Hello Dear Friend Card Kit is my current favorite because of the flowers and the AMAZING GREETINGS!
I love the greetings so much for #happymail cards or even thank you notes. My favorite actual card from the bunch is the mini purple thank you card! There is just something about the flower bunch in front of what looks like a window that I love!!!
Don’t you think it looks like a church window or something??? I just love it and it’s super simple. TIP: Be sure to stamp the greeting up high so that it fits. As you can see in my sample, the Y cuts off a bit at the bottom!
This card is my 2nd favorite because that greeting makes me smile!!! TIP: Add adhesive to the middle and lower left corner of the vellum so it will be covered up with the flowers and greeting! The purple flower was adhered on the card flat but the pink and yellow one are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
This card is quick and simple. The perfect size for a little note to drop with an item on someone’s porch, desk, or even hand it to them! Just a little something to brighten your day! Who wouldn’t love that?!?!?
I created this card with the vellum diamond both up and down. Honestly, I couldn’t really tell the difference like it should be one way or the other. It looks amazing both ways and the flower and greeting sort of take away from the fact that it’s a diamond shape!
Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comment below! If you would like to see me create all of these cards, check out this video! I’ll be honest evenings and this pregnancy made my stamping a bit of a hot mess but not every stamping session is perfect! LOL
The February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit was super simple and fabulous! I totally messed up on a few of mine but I still love the way they turned out! Which one is your favorite??
My favorite one is the bouquet card. The colors, the flowers, and that sweet greeting are just amazing! This is a greeting I can see me using on future cards as well! I will say I’m not so sure black sequins was the correct look for these cards but……I can use them on another project since I have a lot leftover!
The Thinking of You card is my second favorite! I love that gold vellum. For the first card, I added adhesive all around the edge under the gold foil but I could still see it through. On the other 2 cards, I added adhesive on opposite corners (under the flowers) and a small day on the other 2 corners. This was more subtle and looked much better!
This card is my least favorite and I realized I totally forgot the twine which makes it super simple and a little plain. The gold foil is stunning so really it does so much for this card and I still like it but it is plain! I don’t know what I was thinking to not add the twine. The black sequins seemed a little “dark” for the card.
I just love Paper Pumpkin kits because they are always keeping my card stash full with cards for every occasion! The color combinations inspire me and give me ideas! I also enjoy just creating for fun without coming up with the idea and having to cut everything for it! It’s perfect!!! If you liked this February 2021 Paper Pumpkin and would like to try out it out for a month or more, click here to sign up for the March Kit before the 10th!