Butterfly Brilliance!!!

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I feel like this is the last glimpse of Summer! But have no fear, this Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set can be stamped in shades of yellow, red, and orange and make beautiful Fall cards too!

Butterfly Brilliance Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is another fun card that shows off designer series paper on both sides! A great way to use up all of that pretty paper but also perfect for when you can’t decide which side to use! Another added bonus is that you can create 3 cards from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″. Woot Woot!

I started with a piece of Fresh Freesia measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Next, I took a piece of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (4″ x 12″) and cut 1-1/2″ off the bottom. This makes it 4″ x 10-1/2″ which I folded in half and added it to the Fresh Freesia card base. Now I have a card….a designer series paper card! Don’t toss that 1-1/2″ x 4″ piece in the scrap bin though. Simply flip it over and add it to the bottom of the card front for a fun mix in pattern!!! Then I added some Fresh Freesia Ribbon around the card front to smooth out the transition between the 2 papers!

For the focal point, I used the Scalloped Contour Dies for the rectangle. These are BY FAR my favorite label dies right now. I just love them so much! Next, I stamped the greeting from the Best Year Stamp Set on the bottom in Fresh Freesia Ink and added the label to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set, I stamped all of the butterflies in Polished Pink Ink and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I finished off the front with a few Opal Rounds for some more pop of fabulousness!

I love getting 6 butterflies in one go!!! Again with the 6 butterflies, you could create 3 cards with just one stamp and crank through the die. Remember that you can also create 3 cards with 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″. Are you seeing how AMAZING this card concept is?!?!?

Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Basic White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the coordinating birthday greeting in Fresh Freesia Ink. Since I didn’t know which color of butterflies I wanted to use originally, I had a set of Pale Papaya butterflies as well so I popped one in there! I love it!!!

If you want to create 3 of these fabulous Butterfly Brilliance cards, check out the supplies listed below!!! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration time right now and you can get a free item for every $50 you spend! Woot Woot! Next up, a Fall version of this same card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Celebrating Pockets!!!

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I feel like everything had pockets these days! Dresses of all styles have pockets….even wedding dresses! Well now we have cards with pockets so we are all celebrating pockets!!! I feel so trendy! 🙂 lol

Celebrating Pockets Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card starts off with a piece of Calypso Coral measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. That means you can get 4 card bases with 1 piece of cardstock! Next, I layered on some You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). For the corner pocket, I took a 3-1/2″ square of Basic White cardstock and cut it diagonally. Using the Create With Friends Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then I added it to the card front by running a piece of Tear & Tape along the bottom and left hand edge. I finished it off with some Basic Rhinestones which I colored with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers!

You're A Peach Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the pocket insert, I cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Then I adhered a folded in half piece of the You’re a Peach Designer Paper (3″ x 8″) to the front of the Calypso Coral. This way you can see both the front and back of the designer paper! Be sure if your designer paper has a specific pattern that you are cutting it in the correct direction. Next, I added a piece of Basic White (2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″) to the inside to write your message on. Using the greeting from the Create With Friends Stamp Set, I stamped You 3 times without ever going back to the ink. This gives a fun ombre look!

Tuck the little card into the card pocket! But wait there is more….I added a little bow of Pale Papaya to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional to really make it pop!

Do you love pockets in your clothing?? In your cards?? Join me in celebrating pockets and try this one out. All of the supplies are listed below for your convenience. Click add all to cart for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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August 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

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Welcome all of my Lisa Frank Lovers!!! The August 2021 Paper Pumpkin reminds of just that! Pinks, purples, and teals with fun flowers and butterflies!!! I LOVE IT!!!

August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It’s really hard for me to pick out my favorite because I love all 3 sets of cards so much! I’m going with this set because it has both butterflies and flowers! Those colors and that amazing greeting are just FABULOUS!! These cards are perfect #HappyMail cards because they are generic!

The Hope Box Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards have a super fun pattern with those banners. It almost makes me want to use 1 banner each on a different style of card to really extend this kit even farther. I went by the instructions though because I love this look too!

Hope and Butterfly Greeting Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting on this card is so uplifting and the way Hope and Tomorrow POP is just so cool! Also, I haven’t mentioned it yet but the bling in this kit is top notch! So sparkly and fabulous!

Decorate Paper Pumpkin Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the leftovers for creating the Hope Box! I’m not sure if I’m going to decorate it or use these pieces to make more cards. What do you think I should do?!?! I’m just pumped there is an entire roll of that soft purple ribbon and look at all of the leftover bling! Woot Woot!

If you would like to join in the Paper Pumpkin fun, get signed up for the September kit before the 10th by clicking here! The September Kit contains supplies for making 12 treat boxes for Fall or Halloween!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Gratitude!!!

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Gratitude….something I feel every day! There are so many blessings in my life and stamping is for sure one of them! Having that crafty getaway (even if it’s just a few minutes before the baby wakes) and all of you in my life make me feel so much joy! Especially during this pandemic when we are staying home more, I have found that I’m not lonely because of all of you! I just jump on a Facebook Live and there you all are. It warms my heart and makes me love what I do even more!!! Thank you to all of you! You mean SO MUCH to me!

Gratitude Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, now let’s get back to stamping and this beautiful card!!! I did a similar one recently which you can check out here! This card style is just so much fun and I find myself drawn to it all the time now! It’s like my new basic card style!

The Soft Succulent card base measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and I scored it at 2″ from one side and 2-1/2″ from the other side. On the bottom portion, I used Tear And Tape along the sides to secure the pocket. Then I added a piece of the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper to the bottom piece (5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″).

Well Defined Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the top, I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz (2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Then using the label from the coordinating Christmas Season Dies, I stamped the greeting “Gratitude” in Evening Evergreen Ink from the Well Defined Stamp Set! For a little bit of extra fun, I stamped a greenery piece from the Christmas Season Stamp Set over the greeting in Soft Succulent. This greenery piece was stamped off once and sometimes twice before stamping on the label for that VERY subtle look. You don’t want to over shadow the greeting! Before adding it to the card front, I added some loops of Linen Thread to the back, securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Pocket Style Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the pocket card piece, I used that same greenery stamp to stamp on the left hand side. I stamped it twice without going back to the ink. This pulls it all together to match. You could also stamp the envelope with that same image. The inside pocket card measures 3″ x 4-1/4″ Basic White layered onto Pear Pizzazz measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.

I hope you try out this fun Pocket Style Gratitude card and love it as much as me! It’s fun to mix it up now and again! All of the supplies I used are linked below for easy shopping and don’t forget that every $50 you spend, you get to pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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September 2021 News!!!

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Another month is here!!! The September 2021 news is all good!!!! Cooler temperatures…maybe! Sale-A-Bration continues….for sure! The Free Stamp Set of the Month is……drum roll……

September 2021 News Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Free Stamp Set of the Month for September is Cutest Halloween!! This set is perfect to prepare you for Halloween next month! Perfect timing!!! Also, I just love the word Fabulous and the greeting FaBOOlous makes me giggle! Also, this year I have already made 2 detailed Halloween card AND bought some Halloween Stamp Sets. WHAT IS GOING ON?!?! This is so not me. I actually am not a huge fan of Halloween but apparently I am changing! It even surprises me! I’m going to blame it on the kids. LOL

You can get this set for FREE with an order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax)! This is an exclusive offer through me and on top of the Sale-A-Bration benefits you already are getting! Woot Woot! Sale-A-Bration goes through the end of the month but remember some items could sell out so don’t wait till the end of the month if you have your eye on something! My favorite is the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and Sheep Dies! Check out this card! What is your favorite?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


It’s A Sheep Party!!!

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It’s a Sheep Party for my Birthday!!!! My birthday was actually this past weekend but I like to celebrate all month long. Today is the last day of my birthday month. Lucky for you Sale-A-Bration continues through the end of September!!!

Sheep Party Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really love Z fold Cards because they show off so many layers and fun just like these cute sheep! They are totally having fun! I used the Counting Sheep Stamp Set which is a Sale-A-Bration FREE Item and the coordinating Sheep Dies are ALSO a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Woot Woot! That means if you spend $100 or 2 orders of $50 during Sale-A-Bration, you can select these!

I started with a Pacific Point card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″ and folded it in half at 5-1/2″. Then I took the card front and folded it back in half to create the Z (at 2-3/4″). Next, I stamped one sheep onto a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) in Memento Black Ink and added it to the inside of the card. I also stamped another sheep onto a piece of scrap Basic White and die cut it out. There are 3 sheep to pick from so have fun with it! I colored the legs, ears, and face with Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the hooves with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends!

Counting Sheep Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The front panel of the card has a layer of Basic White (2-1/2″ x 4″) and then layer of Granny Apple Green (2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″). Using the grass stamp from the Counting Sheep Stamp Set, I stamped randomly all over in Granny Apple Green! This just adds a little more fun to card! For the greeting, I used the Double Oval Punch and added it to the card with adhesive only on the left hand side so it could hang off a bit.

TIP: The dies come with a balloon and a flag! To reduce die cutting all day long, I die cut both of them at the same time in Real Red scraps. Some of my cards had a flag in the sheep’s hand and other’s had a balloon! Two for the crank of one! 😉 LOL

Check out all the supplies I used below so you can create a Sheep Party card for your next birthday celebration!! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends September 30th and these freebies are while supplies last!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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July 2021 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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Omg I’m so behind! I realized I never shared with you the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! It was super cute and I have actually sent out all of the cards already! The perfect cards for back to school and sending those kids off!

July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute with that little camper and while I didn’t send it to anyone who was actually going camping, the greeting was perfect! I sent this one to my niece who went off to college! The fun thing about these cards is that they are 3 panels….the front opens to the left with that die cut window and camper and then the trees that you see in the background open as another panel to the right. This makes for a perfect LARGE space to write on this inside and I loved it!

Greeting Card Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is so moving to me. That beautiful scene and bright shining moon and a greeting that is so uplifting! Also, have I mentioned how AMAZING those sequins are?!?! They are stunning and there was enough to put like 5 on each card! Eeeeeee

Summertime Lightening Bugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Lightening bugs remind me so much of summertime childhood. I spent many hours as a kid catching them and putting them in jars or chasing them around the yard. This card is special to me for that reason and again I love the uplifting greeting!

If you want to see this kit in action, check out my Facebook Live!!! Like and follow me on Facebook to see more Paper Pumpkin Reveals and other fun card making projects!

The August Paper Pumpkin kit is already out and it was a Hope Box which I will be sharing soon. There is still time to get signed up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. It is Fall themed and features 12 treat boxes to use for any occasion this Fall or even Halloween! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Perfectly Elegant?!?

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It’s never to early to get started on your Christmas Cards and this perfectly elegant card is quick and simple for making multiples! Have you gotten started yet? Already done? Or wait till it gets closer to Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!

Perfectly Elegant, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving the Simply Elegant Designer Paper because it is just that. So beautiful and I think it will be perfect for holiday cards!!! Here I used a 4″ x 4″ piece so that means I got 9 cards from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper and no waste! Woot Woot!!!

I actually created this card before the Mini Catalog went live so I had to use a stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Perfectly Plaid has beautiful trees and greetings in it and I loved it! The tree fits perfectly on the Elegant Tag Punch and it slips under the Real Red Satin Ribbon for a seamless look!

Perfectly Plaid Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this perfectly elegant Christmas Card, click on the supplies listed below! Need them all and want a quick shopping experience, simply click ADD ALL TO CART! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you will earn FREE product for every $50 you spend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Flowers of All Colors!!!

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I love all flowers of all colors! The more bright and vibrant the better. When it comes to stamping I try to mix it up and use different color or use a color I haven’t used in a while or one that I have an abundance of cardstock for! Here I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set to create some quick and fabulous floral cards for any occasion!

Flowers of All Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went with a simple Gorgeous Grape card base and then cut 2 pieces of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). One is for the front of the card and the other is for the inside of the card! Using the Stamparatus for the large floral image, I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape. It was super simple to do and any time I missed a spot with the ink pad, I could easily ink it back up and stamp it again. Gotta love the Stamparatus for the ability to do that!!!

Next, I filled in with all of the other colors and images. The center of the flowers were stamped in Mango Melody and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then the small flowers in between and all around are stamped in Highland Heather! Of course I wanted to coordinate the inside of the card so I stamped a few extra small flowers in there as well!

I think that this card is perfect for so many different occasions – Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You, Wedding, etc. What occasion would you use this card for? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to recreate this card with flowers of all colors, click on the supplies listed below! Remember that all orders of $50 will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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August 2021 News!!!

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Happy August!!! Today I thought I would share some August 2021 News!!!! First off, it’s my birthday month!!! WOOT WOOT Fireworks, party poppers, balloons! I love my birthday and like to celebrate all month long! That’s not all though! This year Stampin’ Up is celebrating with me by having a 2nd Sale-A-Bration this year!!!

August 2021 News Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Holiday Mini Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration Round 2 begin TODAY!!! Woot Woot! New products and free stuff with every $50 order and even more at a $250 order! Join Stampin’ Up in August and get even more – a FREE Bundle on top of the already amazing offer! Sale-A-Bration free items are while supplies last so order early and order often! Click here to get started!!!

The Holiday Mini Catalog has everything you need for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more!!! Beautiful new products and tools to create fun projects!

August Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

More August 2021 News….The Free Stamp Set of the Month for August is Little Delights!!! You can get this set for FREE with an order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax)! This is an exclusive offer through me and on top of the Sale-A-Bration benefits you already are getting! Woot Woot!

Enjoy celebrating with me all month long and stamping all month long!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura