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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Hey There, Pumpkin!!!

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Hey There, Pumpkin…it could be a pick-up line but it could also be a fun #happymail card too!!! Check out this cute Fall card!

Hey There, Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Plaid Tidings Paper is so perfect for so many different seasons and styles of cards! It really gives this card that cozy feel! The other amazing thing is that this paper is on sale this month for 15% off! Woot Woot!!! Click here to get yours!

I started with a Cajun Crazy card base and layered on some Early Espresso and then that fabulous Plaid Tidings Paper! For the focal point, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I just love that scalloped edge and stitching. It really adds so much more to the label!

Pumpkin From Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting and pumpkin, I used the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set. I found that Early Espresso Ink worked better than a Black. It was that perfect softer look! Using the Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored the pumpkin and stem! Be sure to let them dry a smidge before punching them out with the Apple Builder Punch. I found that a few of mine didn’t punch well when they were still a smidge damp from coloring. The pumpkin and the label are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added texture!

Fall Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used some leftover plaid paper from the sheet I used on the front to decorate the inside. The little leaves are from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set too! This just adds a cute little flare to coordinate the inside.

If you would like to recreate this Hey There, Pumpkin card, check out the supplies listed below or click here to easily add them to your shopping cart!! It’s super simple! Don’t forget that the Plaid Tidings Paper is on sale this month too!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Snowflake Wishes!!!

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I am in love with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper!!! I’m even more in love with the fact that it’s 15% off this month too! STOCK UP!!!! Check out this beauty and stayed tuned for more fabulous samples too!

Snowflake Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay first of all the greeting on this card is THE CUTEST ever!!! I love it! It is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set!!! In fact, all of the products used on this card are from the Snowflake Splendor Suite!!!

Pacific Point is the card base and then I layered on Coastal Cabana and Whisper White! Each of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper pieces measure 1″ x 3-3/4″. I find that the best way to space these evenly is to place them all down and then pick one up at a time to adhere. Another option is to do the outside ones first and then work your way in! Really any of the paper in the pack would work wonderful for this card so you could make TONS of this card with the whole pack!

Christmas Card with Snowflakes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added a dab of adhesive in the center and pressed the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon into it. This ribbon is gorgeous but also a bit stiff so it’s not really something you would easily create knots and bows with. This little strip gives some texture and bling without having to worry about that! 🙂 Don’t worry about the dab of adhesive not being enough because the greeting with go over the top and secure it some more!

For the greeting, I used a 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and punched both ends with the Banners Pick a Punch for those cute banner ends. Then I stamped the greeting from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set in Pacific Point Ink. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish it off, I added a few Adhesive Backed Snowflakes!

If you would like to recreate this card, you can click any of the supplies listed below. OR you can now click right here to have all of the items right in your cart and ready to go! Anything you already have or don’t need, simply uncheck the box next to that item! It’s as simple as that! 🙂 Also, don’t forget that the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper is on Sale this month!!! WOOT WOOT!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Create Fall Colors!

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Happy Tuesday……Technique Tuesday at that!!! Fall is in full swing and one of the amazing things about it is all of the beautiful colors! Today, I’m going to show you how to create Fall colors in your stamping projects too!!!

Create Fall Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set but really any stamp with leaves, trees, or any Fall image would work!! The technique is super fun and simple but note that each time it will come out differently….kind of like watercoloring! That part sometimes drives me nuts as I love the look and want to do it again but it comes out a bit different!

To get started you need to place your image on the table face up! Next, pick out your favorite Fall colors. I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso. I found that inking up the entire image in the lightest color (Crushed Curry) helped give the stamp a nice all over coverage and you didn’t have to worry about missing a spot. Then, using a Sponge Dauber, I lightly dabbed ink in each of the other colors randomly on the stamp. Starting with Early Espresso on the tree trunk as well as 2 little spots with branches up in the tree. This kind of gave a green look on the stamped image but that still works!

Continuing on with each of the other colors, dab a little bit of ink all around. I did find that I needed to really focus on where I was dabbing each time so I didn’t always hit the same spot. This is what happens when you talk while stamping or try to multi-task. LOL Once you have all of your colors on, it’s time to stamp it down onto the cardstock.

Fall Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Like I mentioned before, each time you stamp it will come out differently! Also, be sure to clean the stamp after each time since you won’t want to contaminate your Crushed Curry Ink Pad. The card below was actually stamped quickly a second time which resulted in a fabulous look just a bit lighter. This made all the hard work I did for the one image work for me again! 🙂

Fall Card Creations, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used greetings from the same Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and layered this piece on Cajun Craze or Cherry Cobbler! The card bases are all Crumb Cake! To add some texture to the cards, I used some of the Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon and some of that soft cheesecloth type ribbon from the Forever Greenery Ribbon Pack. I love them all even though there is just a bit of difference in each!

I hope you try out this fun technique to create Fall colors on your next project! If you would like to see the list of supplies I used, check that out below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Which Color Do You Like?

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There are so many colors and options for card making! It really makes it fun but also could be difficult to pick your favorite! That is what happened with this project! So I ask, “which color do you like?”

Which color do you like, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous stamper, Laurie Krauiss. I just had to recreate it. Her card was created in Merry Merlot. I created mine in Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee as shown above but keep scrolling….

Celebrate Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another one in just Misty Moonlight. Do you like making monochromatic card or do you prefer lots of color? Let me know in the comments below!

I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set to just create my own designer paper and stamped all over. Remember to stamp off the edges so it looks like the pattern continues. For the greeting, I used one from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set and just punched it out with some Circle Punches! You could always use any style of punch!

Sunflowers of all colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which color is your favorite? Top Left to Right: Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight and Coastal Cabana. Bottom Left to Right: Balmy Blue, Real Red, and Misty Moonlight/Bumblebee combo Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to recreate these and try out different colors, check out the supplies listed below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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September 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived and I knew I would set up perfectly for Halloween Treats!!! I always like to send them to my nieces and nephews to strive for “Auntie of the Year”! The rest of the treats will go to anyone I would like….the mailman, Claire’s teachers, the nurses and doctors I will see in October, the neighbors, anyone!!!!

Trick or Treat Halloween 2020, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m just so excited to be all set and done when October just started!! These little cracker boxes are cute and different! They fit just enough candy to enjoy but not break the bank. I fit M&M packs, Snickers, and Twix in mine!

September 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There was SOOOO MUCH goodie and decoration in this kit that I could have made a million of these. Here are a few of the different samples I created with the cat, hat, pumpkins, flowers, and leaves!!! The amount of goodie left over is INSANE too so I can make some fabulous Fall cards for those that I would like to send #HappyMail this month but not candy! 🙂

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, get signed up before October 10th to enjoy the Joy to the World Holiday Kit! I love that I will have cards ready to go early for Christmas this year!!! Woot Woot!!! Click here to get signed up! You can enjoy it for a month or many months. It’s all up to you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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October 2020 Specials!!!

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Happy October!!! It’s a new month so that means new fabulous Stampin’ Up offers!!! Check out the October 2020 Specials!!

The entire month of October you can stock up on your favorite Designer Series Paper Packs! I know that some of my favorites are on this list and I’m PUMPED!!! Click here for a complete list and photo of each pack that is on sale for 15% off!!!

Let me know what your favorite designer series paper pack is! I would have to say the In Good Taste is probably my #1 because the prints are stunning and so versatile for so many projects! My 2nd favorite would probably be Snowflake Splendor….but I also super love Forever Greenery! This is tough! I’m glad they are all one sale so I can stock up!!!

October 2020 Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Free Stamp Set of the Month for October is the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set from the Mini Catalog!!! I felt this one was perfect for all of the upcoming seasons and would be very versatile! This is an exclusive offer through Me!!! All orders of $75 or more (before shipping & tax) will get this set for FREE! If you order online, I will send this set to your in the mail!!! Just my way to spoil my customers! Click here to start shopping and earning!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


A Beautiful Fall Day!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I can’t believe this is the last week of September. Where did it go?!?! I got nothing!!! Either way, today is another beautiful Fall day. I guess I have to say that now that Fall is officially here. Just don’t remind me when Winter is coming. 🙂

A Beautiful Fall Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper SOOOOOO much! It’s just stunning and the colors are fabulous and I’m so drawn to it. For this card, I let the paper do all of the work!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Then I layered Early Espresso (4-7/8″ x 3-1/2″) with Crumb Cake (3-3/8″ x 4-3/4″). Using any greeting of your choice that fits, stamp the greeting in Early Espresso on the bottom. I used the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set! Next, I layered on the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper on the upper portion. Each of those measure 1″ x 3-1/2″. I suggest laying them out and then grabbing each one individually to adhere. Another option is to start on the outside with the left and right and then center the middle one!

Gilded Autumn Fall Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish it off, I tied some Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon around the cardstock. This helps give a nice smooth transition from the designer paper to the greeting! Then I added this complete set of layers to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! It is so simple and yet so stunning!

If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below or click here for a simple one click shopping experience! All of the items are in your card when you click this link and you can purchase them all or just un-check the box next to the item you don’t need or already have! It is so simple! Also, check out more fun Fall cards here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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