When Making Multiples…

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I make over 150 cards to send at Christmas time. They all vary because I enjoy making different cards. Some (very few) are very detailed and many are easier cards. When making multiples, I like to go with an quick, easy look! That is where this card comes in!

When making multiples, go with an easy look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think this card would look great with a variety of colors. Let me know in the comments what colors you think would look good in place of the Misty Moonlight.

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake and stamped the manger scene from the Peaceful Nativity Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink. I suggest stamping the “barn” first and as high as possible. Next, fill in with the Joseph and Mary and the animals on the side. I added this piece to a piece of Whisper White with just a bit showing at the top. This seems to make it really POP! On the bottom, I stamped a greeting from the For Unto Us Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight. Then I tied some Misty Moonlight Ribbon around the cardstock before adding it to the card front.

Peaceful Nativity Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added a few animals and a greeting! Just a little fun to pull it all together.

Nativity Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like a more detailed manger scene, check out this card. I colored the scene with Stampin’ Blends and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I make only a few of these and LOTS of the simple version up top!

If you would like to make either of these, check out supplies listed below. Also, let me know which style you prefer when making multiples – simple or more detailed?? Enjoy making them and sending them this season! 🙂

Merry & Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Today only Stampin’ Up is having their Online Extravaganza!!! 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog…….that includes BUNDLES!!!! Which means it’s like a 20% discount on those since they are already 10% off! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping! Remember it is today only!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Virtual Stamping Bingo!!!

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December is a busy month but we also enjoy taking time away from the chaos…..like stamping and playing Bingo! It’s also a crazy time that we are in and we all just want to stay safe at home and that’s where Virtual Stamping Bingo comes in!!!

Virtual Stamping Bingo, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Join in the fun on Friday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. CT. We will start with 6 games of virtual bingo via Zoom! Then there will be a Stamp-A-Long where we will all stamp the 4 projects together. You can stay on and enjoy this with everyone or you can bow out at this point and work on them on your own!

What Will I Get: You will receive a packet with bingo cards, pre-cut cardstock and pieces to create the 4 card projects, and additional Stamp Goodies! 😉 The only thing you will need is the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set or any greeting stamp set of your choice. You will also need Night of Navy and/or Crushed Curry Ink Pads. Instructions and details will also be sent so you can log in and enjoy the fun on Friday night!!!

I’m so excited to offer this because you don’t have to be local to join in! You can be anywhere in the United States and enjoy the comfort of your home!! Also, all of the Bingo Prizes will be Gift Certificates so you can pick out any product you would like!!! Woot Woot! Click here to register for Virtual Stamping Bingo now as space is limited!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Snowy Slopes!!!

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Have you seen the NEW Curvy Celebrations Suite?? There are 2 stamp sets and dies and paper and they are super fun! Check out this fun card I created with snowy slopes!

Snowy Slopes created with the Curvy Celebrations Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the color combination – Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce! This would make a great Winter card for any occasion! It is so fun and peaceful!

I started with a Sahara Sand card base and added a piece of the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). The awesome thing is that there are lots of prints in the pack that work for this piece so there are lots of fabulous looks! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and die cut the dotted slope. This creates 2 pieces with slopes. Two for one in die cutting is totally my kind of die cutting!

Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Before adding the snowy slopes to the card front, place one down where you would like it to be and then slide it down a smidge. Then I stamped the trees in Shaded Spruce just above that slope. I used it as a guide. Once the trees were stamped, I added the slopes. They can overlap and swag any which way! Then I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know I can’t have a card without them! I finished off the card with a little green rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestone Pack!

Curvy Christmas Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I used the greenery and greeting from the same Curvy Christmas Stamp Set! This greenery image is amazing and perfect for card insides and envelopes! I love it!

Check out all of the supplies below so you can recreate this snowy slopes card! Don’t forget these products are while supplies last or till the end of the year! Get them before they are gone!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Embossed Trees!!!

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The moment I saw the Evergreen Embossing Folder, I saw Christmas beauty. Simple, elegant and fabulous! These embossed trees have so much texture that just makes you stare at it forever! I did this card in Real Red with Gold Foil but I think Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy and Merry Merlot would be amazing as well as other foils! Let me know your pick in the comments below!

Embossed Trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is beyond simple and oh so fabulous! You could crank out multiples in no time at all. I also used a 4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil Paper so not an inch goes to waste!

I started with the following supplies: Real Red Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), 2 pieces of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″), Gold Foil Paper (4″ x 4″) and Real Red Satin Ribbon (approx. 12 inches). That’s it!!!!

First, I embossed the Gold Foil Paper with the Evergreen Embossing Folder and then added it to the Whisper White cardstock. Next, I stamped a greeting on the bottom from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I did a few others with the For Unto Us Stamp Set and there are many more options you could go with! Then I wrapped the Real Red Satin Ribbon around the cardstock and tied it. This helps the transition from gold foil to the white look more seamless! Then add it to the card front!

Evergreen Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I decorated with another greeting and some fun corner images from the Banner Year Stamp Set. I only used the 1 ink pad for this entire card – Real Red! See, I told you this was fabulous and simple! Embossed Trees are just so elegant for Christmas time but also all year long. I think this card would be perfect for a masculine card as well!

Inside Christmas Card Greetings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

REMINDER: Christmas is right around the corner. Let your friends and family know what you want with a Stampin’ Up List! Fill this out and pass it out to anyone who asks! All of my contact information is on there for them to reach out and place an order for you or order online! I have already had fun being an elf this year and helping some with early shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Rainbow Snowflakes?!?

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Disclaimer: Still not a fan of winter! LOL I sure have been stamping a lot lately with snowflakes and wintery themes as I’m working on my Christmas Cards. One of them is this gorgeous Rainbow Snowflakes Card!!! What do you think?

Rainbow Snowflakes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love the bright colors….surprise, surprise. 🙂 Also, this card is fairly simple to create with few layers and minimal stamping! The die cutting and poking out can make a person go crazy though! LOL

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base and then layered on a piece of that AMAZING Rainbow Glimmer Paper. This stuff is so beautiful and brings happiness to my life for sure! Each sheet is ombre of purple, blue, green, pink, orange, and yellow. Since this piece is only 4″ x 5-1/4″, you can pick which colors you use for your card! You can see 2 different color combinations with the samples here!

So Many Snowflakes Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5″) and die cut 3 snowflakes using the So Many Snowflakes Dies. Try to leave a small little spot to put a greeting. I went super small since I used a greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings Stamp Set! After die cutting the snowflakes, I delicately popped out the two smaller ones.

Check out the photo above and below these words. In the sample above, all of the pieces popped out from the snowflake center so I added Fine Tip Glue Pen to the edges and glues them off set to the coordinating one. The center is just hanging there. In the sample below, the snowflake centers stayed in and I added a Stampin’ Dimensional to the center to hold them in place and popped the snowflake in the middle. There was no intention on these 2 options, it just happened and I went with it!

Rainbow Glimmer Snowflakes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added the Whisper White cardstock to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives that 3D look and makes it pop more! The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I did it on a piece of scrap Whisper White as to not mess us my super cute snowflake piece after all of that work. You can always use your favorite punch or just snip the ends diagonal. Then I finished off the card with some Rhinestones for additional bling!

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card would be perfect for any occasion throughout the Winter season so leave off the greeting till you need a card and then add it on!

Snowflake Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I simply stamped some snowflakes and a greeting from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay! Click here for one click shopping for the items used in this Rainbow Snowflakes cards!!!

REMINDER: Christmas is right around the corner. Let your friends and family know what you want with a Stampin’ Up List! Fill this out and pass it out to anyone who asks! All of my contact information is on there for them to reach out and place an order for you or order online! I have already had fun being an elf this year and helping some with early shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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October 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!

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The October 2020 Paper Pumpkin was STUNNING! The color combination of Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade is amazing and I never would have thought to put those colors together! I love it!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now I have 8 more Christmas cards in my stash which is another bonus that Paper Pumpkin provides. Woot Woot! I just love these looks!

Craft Kit for Christmas Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course my favorite card is the flower one!!! I put my flowers farther apart than the photo on the flyer was showing because I love flowers and wanted to really show them off! For the loops, wrap the twine around your fingers and then slide the loops off and twist to a figure 8. Then place the figure 8 on the back of the greeting and secure it with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Here is a little video tutorial on that if you are a visual person like me!

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is beautiful but a little more tricky. I messed up the first one I did. You can see all of that fun here! If you are doing Joy to the World, make sure your joy is up high and not down low on the wreath so there is room for the label with “To The World”. Also, I suggest having fun with the ribbon and put it in different spots, just add a little bow, wrap it around multiple times, etc.

Love, Peace, & Joy Christmas Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just have fun with it!!! That’s what I like about Paper Pumpkin! It is all put together for me but yet I can also do my own thing!!! If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin for a month or more, click here! If you want to see past kits, check them out here!

Paper Pumpkin is also a great gift option. It comes with everything to create the project except scissors and it fits all ages!!! My nieces love it and they have gotten it since they were 6 and 8. Gift a Paper Pumpkin Subscription by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


November 2020 Specials!!!

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It’s a new month so that means new offers!!! The November 2020 specials are super exciting with new products! Woot Woot!!!

November 2020 Specials, Curvy Celebrations, www.LaurasStampPad.com

New products are available TODAY!!! There are 2 stamp sets, 1 set of dies and 1 package of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. One of the stamp sets is all occasion and the other is more Christmas/Holiday themed. The dies coordinate with both sets. How awesome is that?!?!?!

Curvy Celebrations Product Selection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the Designer Series Paper because the colors are classic – Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, and Sahara Sand. Also, the prints are a little holiday themed on one side and general on the other side with prints like stripes, tufted, and dots!!! That means you can use it for the holidays but also all year long with other occasions too! That’s my favorite thing about Stampin’ Up paper! Click here to start shopping these amazing new products!

November 2020 Special - Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Free Stamp Set of the Month is Sweetest Time! This set is in the Mini Catalog and perfect for the final holiday projects this season. All orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) will earn this set for FREE! Click here to start shopping!

Stay tuned as I will be having a Virtual Stamping Bingo Night on Friday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. CT!!! This will be open to anyone, anywhere in the United States! I’m so excited to offer a virtual event for those near and far! Registration will be opening soon and spots are limited!!! Stay tuned!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Layered Snowflake!!!

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So many of my friends are posting pictures of snow and I’m over here freaking out in my flip flops! I am so not a fan of Winter. I don’t snub it completely and still make cute wintery cards! Check out this beautiful layered snowflake card using the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper!!! It’s also on sale this month!!!! Only a few more days!

Layered Snowflake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The different shades of blue and that hint of sparkle just make this card POP! I love it! It’s really a fairly simple card to create too which is a bonus since I make a lot of Christmas Cards!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has THICK Whisper White and Very Vanilla??? It is perfect for card bases to hold up a bit more and ink doesn’t bleed through! I love it! I stamped the greeting on the bottom in Balmy Blue from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set! Next, I stamped one of the bigger snowflakes onto a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White and die cut it out! Normally, for a layering piece I wouldn’t use the Thick Whisper White but since snowflakes can be delicate, I thought this would be perfect and help it hold up better when popping it out of the die and handling it!

Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Taking a piece of regular Whisper White measuring 4″ x 4″, I embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. This is super subtle but yet adds that texture and dimension to the card. Next, I layered a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (2″ x 3″) onto the embossed piece and added it to the card.

For the focal piece, I added a small strip of Snowflake Splendor Ribbon across the center with a small dab of adhesive in the middle. Just enough to hold there for now because the snowflake will also be holding it in place! Then I took that die cut stamped snowflake and added it over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals! For some bling, I die cut another snowflake from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and layered it on the snowflake with the Fine Tip Glue Pen! For some final bling, I placed a few Blue Adhesive Backed Gems on the card front!

Simple and fabulous! This card could be used for Christmas or even Winter birthdays and events. If you would like to recreate this Layered Snowflake card, check out the supply items below and there is even an Add All To Cart Button for simple shopping! The Designer Series Paper Sale ends Saturday so get it now!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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A Card For Every Season!

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Happy Tuesday!!! So you all know that the Free Stamp Set of the Month is Life is Beautiful!!! This set is AMAZING!!! I have had so much fun playing with it! Check out this card! It’s also super fun to use the same stamp set to create a card for every season!!!

A Card for Every Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these cards beautiful??? So simple and even the same concept for each but yet a different season and look! I love it! Don’t forget that you can earn this set for FREE with a $75 order or more before shipping and tax when you shop with me!!!

Fall Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I stamped the tree onto a piece of Very Vanilla (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) in Early Espresso Ink. Be sure to stamp the base of the tree at the bottom and note that it will fall off both sides of the cardstock! For the leaves on the Fall card, I stamped them in Cajun Craze and added the little bird house in Early Espresso Ink. For the Spring/Summer card, I stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce and the Winter card, I did snowflakes in Seaside Spray!

Spring Tree using the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I layered the tree onto a piece of Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. For the Fall card, I angled them for a fun look but the others, I just layered straight. I kind of like to go a little crooked sometimes. LOL My husband said it looks like craziness and he is not a fan! What about you? Let me know in the comments below!

Winter Tree using the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I simply took a strip of Crumb Cake and stamped a greeting from the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set and layered it on top. Using the Holiday Rhinestone Basics, I added a bit of bling! The Winter card just seemed so peaceful and serene that I didn’t add a greeting to the front.

If you would like to recreate a card for every season, check out the supplies listed below and don’t forget that you can earn the Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order this month!!! Just a few days left!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Jump In…

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When was the last time you raked up the leaves and then jumped in??? For me it was forever ago but just think about that for a moment. Can you picture it? The joy! The silliness! The fun! It sure makes you smile and while I don’t see leaf jumping happening this season for me and my pregnant belly, instead let’s jump in on this cute card of leaves!

Jump in the leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just beautiful! I love the Fall colors and that elegant gold foil background! You can always add a different greeting for any occasion this season! I made a lot with this greeting to send as #happymail.

I started with an Early Espresso card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper. This piece is that weird mushroom/half flower/who knows pattern. It works perfectly for this card because it’s the right color and the pattern is mostly masked yet it’s beautiful! Next, I created layers of Whisper White (4″ x 3-1/2″), Cajun Craze (4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″) and Early Espresso (4-3/8″ x 3-7/8). On the white layer, I stamped my images which are all from the Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set! This is also the Free Stamp Set of the Month! Woot Woot!!

First, I stamped the tree base in Early Espresso. It will fall off the bottom as the cardstock isn’t big enough. Next, I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze Ink. I inked it up, stamped on the left, lifted it up and moved it a smidge over and up and stamped again. Repeat on the right side. This gives a full tree look with that color variation! You can stamp even more if you want a fuller looking tree! The greeting was stamped in the lower right corner and then all layered together. I finished it off with a Gilded Gem near the greeting for a pop of bling and texture!

Pile of Leaves, Life is Beautiful Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now we jump in to the inside of the card, I double stamped the leaves all along the bottom of some Whisper White cardstock! By double stamping, that means I stamped it twice before going back to the ink to get that variation of color! It looks like a fun pile of leaves and coordinates well with the front of the card. You can always do the same with the envelope!

So jump in and try out this fun Fall card this season. Check out the supplies listed below to create this card. Don’t forget you can earn the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for FREE this month with a $75 order before tax and shipping. This is an exclusive offer through me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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