Halloween One Sheet Wonder!

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I’m not a huge Halloween fan but I do like to make a few cards to send to family. This Halloween One Sheet Wonder is perfect for creating just enough cards and using every inch of the Designer Paper!

Halloween One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added Glimmer Washi Tape in every other strip of the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper for a fabulus background! Add the Washi Tape to the full sheet of 12″ x 12″ and then cut it into 4″ x 12″ strips. Then take each strip and cut it into 2 pieces measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then cut the leftover piece in half to use as a decoration on the inside of the card! BAM Used every inch of the paper – One Sheet Wonder!

Halloween Spiders Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting and spider stamp are from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! Since I’m not a huge fan of Halloween I like to use the Paper Pumpkin stamps rather than purchasing another Halloween Set! I hope you try out this Halloween One Sheet Wonder so you can whip up some cute cards to send out this month!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Rustic Harvest!!!

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I am still a bit surprised it is September already. Harvest hasn’t officially started yet at least with my family farm so I think that is why! It seems that begins later and later each year. When I was kid, it always started at my birthday which is the end of August! Either way Fall is here as the temps are dropping and the leaves are changing so I have started playing with the Rustic Harvest Suite!

Rustic Harvest Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is one of the cards that we will be creating for the September Online Card Class. There is a total of 5 cards all using the Rustic Harvest Suite from the July – December Mini Catalog! The detail in the pumpkins and that fun floral piece are what makes me love this Suite! I used lots of Linen Thread on this class too! It’s just the perfect thing for a rustic Fall look, don’t you think?!?! Be sure to get signed up for this class here!

September Online Card Class!

Fall Pumpkins September Online Card Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

One of my other favorite things about the Hello Harvest Stamp Set is the fun little images like the line and dots image above. How cute and fun is that to decorate the inside of the card, the envelope, or even the border on the front of the card!?!? It’s so simple and easy but adds so much to the project. Also, if you are thinking…ohhhh how do I get it straight or I would mess that up…..STOP right there. I thought those same things but just went for it and yes it is off but it also doesn’t matter. It looks fabulous and it’s not noticable. BONUS! I love images like that!

Remember that you can watch the Online Card Class for FREE on YouTube or Facebook LIVE on Friday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m. CT. If you would like to stamp along you can always purchase the PDF Tutorial and/or the pre-cut card packet! Click here for all of the detail and how to get signed up! See you there for the Rustic Harvest Online Stamp Class!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Stampin’ Up BackStage!!!

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It’s been 2 weeks since we got home from New Orleans for Stampin’ Up BackStage and I’m still in awe of the amaziness! Stampin’ Up! ended the event with a traditional Second Line Parade through the streets just for us! It was so FABULOUS!!!

Stampin' Up BackStage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This event was for leaders and while we didn’t do any stamping, we still had so much fun! Brad and I drove down on Thursday! Yes, it is 10 hours but really it wasn’t that bad. As parents of 2 children, it was actually really nice to just sit in a car and do nothing for that long without listening to children. LOL We listened to a book and taked a lot! Okay, if you know us, you know I talked the most! 🙂

Thursday night started with Sweets and Swaps where I swapped 50 cards that I created all the same! In return I got 50 different cards from demonstrators all over the world! YEP! Some from the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Canada, and more! We had fabulous entertainment and lots and lots of sweets!

Day 2 of BackStage in New Orleans!

Friday morning, Brad and I enjoyed our first beignets at Cafe Beignet right across the street. Um……they were amazing but not what I expected and very heavy. They smell like funnel cakes but they are more dense. It’s almost like a dinner roll meets croissant meets powdered sugar. SO MUCH POWDERED SUGAR! I headed off to General Session and Classes for the day while Brad headed to the WWII Museum. We both were blown away! That evening Brad and I got to walk the streets hand in hand and check out New Orleans!

Day 3 of BackStage in New Orleans!

Saturday morning, Brad and I had breakfast at The Ruby Slipper. It was fabulous! Then I was off to more classes and General Session. Brad went to the Jazz Museum and ventured around! We got to enjoy dinner together and tell about our days. Then the final party……AMAZING! We walked in and got a boa, mask, and umbrella to dress the part! A little while later a band came walking into the room and walking around. We gathered behind them and followed…..down 2 escalators and out the front door of the hotel. We were greeted by a blocked off street, dancers, and a bigger band and off we went. It was so cool! There were times I felt so moved by the music and taking it all in, I could have cried. I have a video of some of it just to give you a taste of what it was like! Click here! We got back to the hotel and enjoyed so much New Orleans style food!

Thank you so much to Stampin’ Up for the amazing trip for Stampin’ Up BackStage and getting Brad and I out of the house! It was exactly what we needed! I can’t say New Orleans is a city I care to visit again but it was a fun experience! Can’t wait for the new adventure with Stampin’ Up! If you would like to join in the fun! Click here to join my Fabulous Friends Stamp Team!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


August Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is probably my favorite kit in the past few years. I LOVED all 3 cards and thought that were super fun and easy to create!!! Like really loved each card!

August Paper Pumpkin Kit 2022, Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at how amazing these cards are! You all know how much I love flowers already but this watercolor, wild flower look is just fabulous! Add in a few bumblebees and a fabulous greeting and I’m in love!

Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Card Kit, www.LlaurasStampPad.com

I don’t even know that I can pick my favorite so I’m just going to post each photo! One of my tips for this card is to make sure you test out your spacing with the greeting before adhering it down. On my first card, I just placed the greeting down and then realized my sunflower was off to the left rather far.

Bumblebees and Wildflowers Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, just note that you don’t have to add adhesive to the outside edge where there isn’t much room to add the adhesive. Simply add adhesive to that center rectangle and you will be golden! Thank goodness! Am I right?!? LOL

At Home Greeting Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Can you see the little vellum honeycomb in these cards?! It is very subtle but adds some fun texture to the cards. I will say that it much easier to notice in person than in a photo! Don’t stress about the adhesive on these small pieces. Simply add some adhesive to the card, press the vellum in and add the layers over the top which will help secure it. Easy and fabulous for sure!!!

September Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin has you all set for the upcoming holidays with the September, October, and November Kits! Click here to sign up and enjoy these fun kits with a friend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


It’s An Exciting Month!!!

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Happy September! I’m baffled that Summer is ending and Fall is coming. Also a few tears are being shed because that means Winter is even closer. Booooo But I am excited that the kids are back to school and hopefully that means some routine. Also, Stampin’ Up has LOTS of amazing offers this month so it’s an exciting month!

Exciting Month, Stampin' Up Weekly Deals 2022, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Each week this month, Stampin’ Up will have select products on sale! How fun is this?!?! It’s a great time to stock up on a few favorites or try out something you have had your eye on at a discount! A few items that I’m stocking up on are the Class Matte Dots, Brushed Metallic Dots, and maybe some more Splendid Day Designer Paper. I used the Spendid Day Designer Paper in my August Online Card Class which you can watch here or get the detailed Tutorial here!

But wait there is more!!! Stampin’ Up has released coordinating dies to match some of our favorite stamp set!!! It’s called Perfect Partners! The piggy set is by far my favorite!!! Click here to see all of the Bundles! If you already own the stamp set, no worries, you can still get the dies alone! If you don’t have the bundle, be sure to get the stamps and dies together and save 10%!

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Stayed tuned for the next set of Weekly Deals and the September Online Card Class!!! Eee Just so much to share! It’s an exciting month!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Headed to NOLA!!!

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Brad and I are headed to NOLA this week for Stampin’ Up’s Backstage Event! We are so excited to get out of the house for a mini vacation without the kids! Woot Woot!

Headed to NOLA for Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Be sure to follow our adventures over on my Facebook Page – Laura’s Stamp Pad! I will be posting about our adventures and yummy food!!! I will share as much as I can of the Stampin’ Up Event! If you have any suggestions on places to eat or things to see, be sure to let us know! Brad will have 2 full days to sightsee and explore while I am attending Backstage. Then in the evening, I will be able to join him!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends at the end of August so there are only a few more days to earn Freebies!!! Click here to shop and earn! Order $75 or more and you will earn the Free Paper Pack of the Month which is the Gold & Rose Gold Paper Pack!

I will do my best to return messages while we are gone but if not I will get back to you next week! Have a wonderful week and wish us luck on our travels!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


All That Glitters is Gold!

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In honor of my Birthday this month, I decided that the Free Designer Series Paper would be the Gold & Rose Gold Specialty Paper!!! After all, all that glitters is Gold!!!

All The Glitters Is Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is so much else to celebrate this month too! Sale-A-Bration is still going on and Stampin’ Up added a few more items to pick from! Remember these items are all while supplies last. The Tree Lot Dies and Pool Party/Soft Seafoam Cards and Envelopes are sold out already so get your order in early! I anticipate that more items will sell out as we near the end of the month! Click here to shop and earn!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Additional Items, www.LaurasStampPad.com

One more annoucement I have is the August Online Card Class of the month which is with the Splendid Day Suite!!! The class will take place this Friday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. CT on Facebook and YouTube Live!!! There are still 3 kits left if you would like one so you can stamp along with me! Click here to get your kit!

August 2022 Online Card Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here’s to a fabulous month for everyone! I hope you stay cool because this summer heat is no joke this year. Am I sweating or glistening?!?! LOL

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Splendid Day!!!

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I LOVE Summer but this one has been HOT HOT HOT! I’m kind of over it. Any day that it is still in the 80’s at 10 a.m. now is a splendid day! I can’t believe it will be cold soon though. That makes me sad. If you are staying inside because it’s hot, here is the perfect thing for you – August Online Card Class!!!

Splendid Day Suite Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is one of the cards that we will be creating at the August Online Card Class – Splendid Day! The colors Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and a foil shine are the perfect combination! Honestly, I loved creating these cards and looked at all 5 of them and thought this is so not my style but I love them! Just goes to show that sometimes you need to mix it up and try new colors, styles, and designs!

This class uses the Spendid Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating dies. There are a few fun card techniques and styles thrown in there too! Don’t forget that it is FREE for anyone to watch the Online Card Class on YouTube or Facebook. You can also stamp along with me by purchasing the card kit or the PDF Tutorial! Click here for all of the details on how you can participate.

If you would like to check out past months Online Card Classes or purchase the PDF Tutorials, check out my Online Card Class tab here on my blog!

I hope to see you on Friday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. CT which is when the August Online Card Class is going to be. Stamp with me, chat with me, or just watch me! It will be loads of fun and full of stamping tips and ideas! Share with your friends so they can join in the fun too!

Happy Stampin’ and have a Splendid Day!

~Laura


July 2022 Paper Pumpkin!

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The July 2022 Paper Pumpkin didn’t grab my attention right away! Maybe it is because I live in the midwest but I don’t gravitate towards beachy stuff – boats, lighthouses, sea life, etc. I have seen amazing projects with these images but it’s just not me. But then I created this kit and really enjoyed it because it gave me a chance to play with these images/looks with a small investment. I also stamped outside the box and that was fun!

July 2022 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The color scheme for these cards is amazing! I LOVE Bermuda Bay and Pool Party so much! This card above was my favorite! The greeting is great to have on hand to reach out to someone anytime! I stamped the envelope a little too! Eeeee I love it!

Paper Pumpkin Under the Sea, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I myself wouldn’t use purples and reds together because it just doesn’t feel right but look at this card. It totally works! The collage of items together is super fun. Also for the twine around the bottle neck, I simply cut a piece and folded it in half. Then I wrapped it around and through the loop. Next I secured it on the back with adhesive. No knot or bow at all. The rustic look is just perfect!

Ship in a Bottle, Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was my least favorite but then I left the twine bow off and I liked it better. I don’t know but it just wasn’t fitting for me! There is nothing wrong with changing up the kit and doing your own thing!

I really enjoyed making these cards and can’t wait to send them out. In fact, I think I only have 2 or 3 left to send out. It’s always good to stamp different from your normal style.

August 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The August Kit is all about gold and sunflowers and I can’t wait! You still have 1 more day to get signed up! Click here to get this kit and try it out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Simple, Moderate, or Stepped Up!

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There are so many different ways to create a card at any level! Whether you are new to stamping or have stamped for many years….whether you have tons of supplies or just a handful of items, you can create a beautiful card made with love. Which one are you – Simple, Moderate, or Stepped Up?!?! I’m all 3 but probably moderate the majority of the time!

Simple, Moderate, or Stepped Up Note Card & Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used Note Cards and Envelopes for these cards which are fun and easy because they come pre-scored and ready to go! They are also a notecard size (5″ x 3-1/2″) so it isn’t as big and daunting if you are just starting out! Note Cards & Envelopes come in a pack of 20 and there is a white or vanilla option!

Simple Homemade Note Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this simple card, I took a piece of Basic White (4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) to do all of the stamping on. This made it less intimating for making mistakes. If I made a mistake on the card front, that’s the entire card. This way it’s a fun layer to add texture to the card while also making it “safer”. LOL I just randomly stamped the grass in Parakeet Party Ink and then added the flowers on top. Some of the flowers are stamped with the big flower in the upper left and some in the lower center. This gives the field of flowers a random look where each flower isn’t the same! The flowers were stamped in Sweet Sorbet Ink and Orchid Oasis! Then I added a greeting and it was all set!

Step It Up!

Homemade Thank You Note Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To step up the card a bit, I simply added a layer of Sweet Sorbet cardstock to make it POP more! The Sweet Sorbet cardstock measures 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and then the Basic White measures 3″ x 4-1/2″. To mix it up even more I created this card in landscape rather than portrait. There are so many fun ways to create this card! To step it up even more, you can punch out the greeting with your favorite label punch (or die cut) and add a little ribbon behind it or jewels! So many ways to decorate this card!

Which card style do you prefer – simple, moderate, or stepped up?!? It’s okay to be all 3 too!!! If you would like to recreate these cards, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that it is Sale-A-Bration time right now so you can earn FREE goodies when you order $50!!! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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