Blackberry & Gold!!!

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When you think of Fall, what colors come to mind?? For me it’s typically orange, yellow, and brown/tans. I am loving this new look of Blackberry & Gold for Fall! Thank you Stampin’ Up for making me branch out because I’m in LOVE!!! With this, I might start to like Fall more! I still hate winter and I’m not sure that will ever change. LOL

Blackberry & Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has me swooning! I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered strips of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper onto Cinnamon Cider cardstock! This paper is gorgeous with the rich colors and gold foil shine! Then I added this to the left hand side of the card and wrapped some Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the card and tied it into a knot.

Now for the focal point, I stamped the greeting from the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I layered it onto Early Espresso cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and coordinating dies, I stamped and die cut the 2 pumpkins. I love the Gold Foil touch on that detailed pumpkin! There is a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the top of the stamped pumpkin that is falling off the greeting piece. This is to keep the image level and popped up even though it is falling off the greeting piece a bit.

Pretty Pumpkins Stampin' Up Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped a coordinating greeting and some of the leaves from the Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set. There are so many beautiful images in that set!

This card would be perfect for Thanksgiving but also works for a thank you card all season long! What would you use this card for?!?! Let me know in the comments below! If you wish to make this stunning Blackberry & Gold card, check out the supplies listed below. Click Add All To Cart for a quick shopping experience!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Carousel Cards!!!

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Happy Technique Tuesday!!! Wowza it’s been a long time since I have said that! I have had so much fun with these Carousel Cards!!! They are super cute and still fit into a regular envelope! BONUS! They are a work of art and the perfect display piece for anyone to enjoy!

Halloween Carousel Card, Frightfully Cute Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did some for Halloween but then an all occasion one as well which you can see down below! There are 4 basic measurements for the pieces and then just decorate as you wish!

The “card base” is a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of designer series paper. Score along the 4-1/2″ side at every inch. This gives you four 1 inch panels and then 1/2″ at the end for adding adhesive. I like to use Tear and Tape for projects like these! Fold on all of the score lines and then with the piece laying flat, fold it over and adhere it together to create a long square tube. The pattern that you would like to show is the one that is on the inside of your tube. The pattern on the outside will be covered with the decorations!

Next you will need 4 pieces of cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These can be all the same color or different colors. As you can see in one of the cards above, I used Highland Heather and Pumpkin on it, alternating each panel! These panels will be adhered to each of those 4 sides of the square tube. All adhered on the left side with the right side hanging off. Now you have your card and it’s time to decorate!

The last 2 pieces measure 4″ x 2-1/2″ and 4″ x 1/2″ and that covers the small side panels and center panels. Then you can decorate as you wish with greetings, stamping, ribbon, die cuts, embellishments! So many possibilities are endless!

Carousel Card Using Stampin' Up Product, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This feels super confusing so I feel like it is much easier to understand via video so check it out here! I hope you try out the Carousel Cards Technique and feel free to share it with me! I would love to see what you come up with!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Friendship!!!

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Friendship refreshes the soul! This is so true. I would also add in family to this greeting as well. There is just something about it that makes you feel refreshed and ready to conquer the world again. Who else feels this way?!?

Friendship refreshes the soul, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this fun card because it uses a regular sized card base but yet has that fun look! I cut a card base in Evening Evergreen (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). Next, I scored the card at 4-1/4″ as if I was making a regular card. Then I cut along that 4-1/4″ score line from the top down 2-1/4″. Then this piece is used as the focal point!

I layered a piece of Basic White onto that cut off piece of Evening Evergreen and stamped on it with the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set. For the tree, I stamped the detailed layer in Evening Evergreen and the larger background tree image in Soft Succulent! Those 2 stamps give so much texture and detail to the tree. It amazes me every time! TIP: Make sure when adhering the focal point to the card to only add adhesive on the bottom portion otherwise you will adhere your card closed.

Beauty of Friendship Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting and used the dots to add a little detail. For the dots, I stamped in the corner and then just kept stamping around as it got lighter and lighter.

If you would like to recreate this Friendship card, check out the supplies listed below. If you would like to stamp along with me, check out this video!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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October 2021!!!

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Who is ready for the holidays?!?! Who can believe it is already October?!?! I feel like more hands went up for question #2! Am I right?!? How in the world is it October….4th Quarter…almost time for the holidays…Fall?!? My mind is blown! But another month means another new Free Stamp Set!!! Can I get a drum roll…….

October 2021 Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Free Stamp Set of the Month for October is Sparkle of the Season! Thank you to Mary Ellen for picking out the set for this month! It’s the perfect set for all the upcoming holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! I love sets like this because I find them so versatile and I can play with them longer this way!

You can earn this set for FREE when you spend $75 or more in the month of October before shipping and tax! This is an exclusive offer through me – Laura Borchert! Click here to start shopping!!!

If you are placing an order online, feel free to use the Hostess Code: U2JFA6XH! This allows me to track your order easier, use for doing giveaways, and so much more!!!

October Paper Pumpkin 2021, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Sign up now for the October Paper Pumpkin Kit! The October Kit is always the most popular one by Stampin’ Up and there is a chance that they will sell out. Don’t wait any longer to sign up for this Peaceful Christmas Kit which includes 10 full size cards!! Click here to get your kit!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Cute Halloween!!!

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Are you a fan of Halloween??? Do you prefer scary or cute Halloween?? I’m typically not a huge fan of Halloween but Claire is turning me as she loves it. I feel like I have been more drawn to Halloween things this year too. It’s crazy how our crafting changes. I do prefer more of a cute look than scary, gory for sure!

Cute Halloween Stampin' Up Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and easy to create because you can use various prints from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper to create tons of these cards. Also, it’s so simple and fun that you could make multiples to send to all of your friends and family for a little #happymail!!

I started with a Basic Black card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Smoky Slate measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″. Then I added 3 strips of the designer paper and those measure 3″ x 1-1/4″. It is super fun to mix and match the different looks.

For the greeting, I used the Frightfully Cute Stamp Set and coordinating dies for the label! I am loving that label because it’s super cute and it has those dot details. I used Pumpkin Pie Ink for the greeting on the front and inside. The greeting on the front is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals over a little piece of Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon under it. Any little scrap of ribbon that you might have works perfects. Those little leftovers at the end of a spool are perfect for this look!

Frightfully Cute Stampin' Up Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The inside of the card has a piece of Basic White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting in Pumpkin Pie and then added a few bats in Memento Black Ink. Don’t forget to add a few bats to the envelope as well!!!

I hope this inspires you to create a little spooky fun for Halloween! Click on the supplies listed below to get started!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Penguin Playmates!!!

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The Penguin Playmates Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper is beyond cute and so fun to play and create with! Check out this cute gift box that holds 3 little cards! It is so adorable but I can’t take the credit for this amazing idea. I got it from my upline, Meg Loven!

Penguin Playmates Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This would be a fabulous little gift to give a neighbor, co-worker, teacher, or friend! The little cards are 3″ x 6″ of Misty Moonlight with a 2-3/4″ square of the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper on the front. Then using some scraps of the designer paper and Basic White, I created the greeting. The greetings, stars, and presents are all from the Penguin Place Stamp Set! I stamped the images in Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight!

The little acetate box just has more designer paper wrapped around it and then one of the polar bears fussy cut out. How cute is he?!?! There are many images you could fussy cut out of the paper to add as your focal point!

Homemade Card & gift box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Get started now on your Christmas Cards, Winter Birthdays, or even gifts for those you love with this adorable little set! All of the items are listed below and don’t forget that the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 order till the end of September! Only 2 more days left!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Treat Yourself!!!

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How often do you treat yourself to something wonderful?!?! It might be ice cream or a massage or a nap or maybe a new purse or outfit!!! No matter what it is be sure to do it as often as you can because you deserve it! 🙂

Treat Yourself Stampin' Up!, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I wanted to create a card with the Sale-A-Bration Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that wasn’t winter or penguins! Here is what I came up with and I love it!!! This shows you that this paper can be used all year long for any occasion. I think this makes a fabulous birthday card but it would work for a baby card too!

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base and then added on some Penguin Playmates Designer Paper (2-1/2″ x 4″) and Soft Sea Foam cardstock (2-3/4″ x 4″)! If you would like an even split you could always do that but I sort of like the uneven look where the cardstock is bigger than the designer paper. Next, I layered together more Penguin Playmates Designer Paper (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″) onto Misty Moonlight cardstock (2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″). This layer is added to the card front flat as well because I popped up the focal point with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Using the Scalloped Contour Dies, I die cut a rectangle in Basic White and stamped the greeting in Misty Moonlight Ink. Then I stamped the ice cream from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set in Soft Sea Foam onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock and punched it out with the coordinating punch! For the cone, I stamped off once with Cinnamon Cider and then onto the cardstock with the triangle. For the waffle cone lines, I went with full strength Cinnamon Cider! I added this to the left of the greeting on the card front and finished it off with some Playing with Patterns Resin Dots!

On the inside of the card, I took a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped Happy Birthday in Misty Moonlight Ink. Then I took some of the dots and stamped them in Soft Sea Foam. All of the images are from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set! I love it!!! If you would like to recreate this card and don’t have all of the supplies, check them out below. Go on, treat yourself and have fun!!! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration still too so Stampin’ Up will treat you too!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit!

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I always love to think about what I would pick if I joined Stampin’ Up right now!!! When I joined 17 years ago, it was a set kit but now you get to pick out anything you want for $125 and now during Sale-A-Bration you also get a Free Bundle!! So here is my Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit picks right now!!!

Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit with Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My Free Bundle that I would pick is the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set and coordinating dies! This is one of the more expensive bundles and I really want to get the most bang for my buck!!! While this set seems like it is for just the holidays, there is actually a lot more that you can do with it. The Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set has a detailed border image that could be used for anything and the bell could be a wedding or anniversary image. The snowflake works for all winter long too! Then there are the coordinating dies which are fabulous for sooooo many things! There is a total of 20 dies with various sizes of circles and a star that can be used all year long! I love it!

Stampin' Up Free Bundles For Joining, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the $125……the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine was my #1 pick! I am LOVING that thing soooo much more than I thought I would. It is so convenient and little to have on my desk or nearby. I love it because it is so quick to crank through an image so easily! Plus all of the images in the Frosted Gingerbread fit in the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine! Next, I picked coordinating products to the Gingerbread Suite – the designer paper and ruffled ribbon! Another favorite item of mine right now is the Scalloped Contour Dies. I just love those scallop rectangles for greetings and focal points on my cards! They are amazing! Then to round out my kit, I went with the Take Your Pick Tool to try to reach exactly $125. I did fall short by $0.50 but I feel like I did pretty good.

These are my Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit picks! What would you pick out if you had $125 in product to choose from?? If your wish list is over $100, think about joining Stampin’ Up for this amazing offer that you would only pay $99 for! You also get so much more too – a discount on future orders, fun and fellowship with other stampers, and so much more!!! There are no obligations as a demonstrator and if you wish to no longer be on, that’s okay too! If you have any questions about it, feel free to reach out! If you are ready to join in the fun, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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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