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


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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Christmas in July!

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WHAT?!?!?!?! I am so not ready for Christmas but that is why this is called Christmas IN JULY! It’s never to early to get started on your holiday cards after all! The July-December Mini Catalog launched this month and my Online Stamp Class is Christmas in July – Lights Aglow!

Christmas in July, Lights Aglow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This stunning cards uses products from the Lights Aglow Suite! It is one of the 5 cards that I will be making in the July Online Card Class! This class takes place on Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. CT on Facebook and YouTube Live! Anyone can watch for FREE! In fact, you can check out past Online Card Classes here! Share with all of your friends because I love chatting and stamping with everyone as if we were all in the same room together!

If you would like to stamp along with me there are 2 options for you to pick from! You can purchase the PDF Tutorial for instant download and cut the cardstock and supplies yourself OR you can purchase a card kit and I will mail it all out to you! No die cut/punched images or stamped images will be provided. You will need the Lights Aglow Bundle or stamp set of your choice! Click here for all of the details and to get registered!

The In Person Class for this one has filled up fast so I’m super excited to do it online with all of you as well! Save the Date for the Christmas in July – Lights Aglow Online Stamp Class on June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. CT!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Father’s Day Cards!!!

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Father’s Day is this coming Sunday so let’s be sure to spoil all of the men in our lives as we honor them for their love, guidance, and support! This card is awesome for any designer paper you might have. It also works for many different occasions too!

Father's Day Cards, Artfully Composed, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this the perfect look for a Father’s Day card?!? Even a birthday or retirment card! The strips of Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper measure 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and there are endless options with double sided paper! You could use 2 different sheets of paper from the pack or 4 different sheets. This is also the perfect card for when you love both sides of the paper and just can’t decide which one to use! Just use both sides!

I stamped off for the leaves in Pear Pizzazz Ink and used Evening Evergreen Ink for the greeting so it would POP! I did the same on the inside with some leaves in the corner and Happy Father’s Day in the center! You could always flip flop the greetings if you wanted to!

Check out the supplies listed below if you would like to recreate these cards! This video tutorial has all of the details and measurements so be sure to check that out as well! Also, another big shout out of Happy Father’s Day to all the men this weekend! Enjoy your day and know that you are appreciated!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Light the Candles!!!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Kit Collection is one sale this month with Buy 1, Get 1 at 50% off! This is perfect to get 2 kits so you can share with a friend or family member. Also, it’s PERFECT for this week because here in the midwest it is HOT! It was real feel of 107 this morning at 10 a.m. One of the kit options is this Light the Candles All Inclusive Card Kit!

Light the Candles Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I send out LOTS of birthday cards each month so I’ll never turn down a birthday card kit! This one is also super fun for kids and adults alike. I love the bright colors, cool pop up look, and fun stamps. The kit comes with everything you need to create it – stamps, ink, pre-cut/die cut cardstock and envelopes. There are detailed instructions on how to make the cards as well. It is perfect for stamping at all ages!

Stampin' Up All Inclusive Kit Collection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I decorated the inside for even more birthday fun! Also, don’t worry about the greetings because Stampin’ Up provides extras in case there is a mistake or just so you can create more fun cards with the leftovers! Either way it puts me at ease. I feel like when there is an exact amount, I’m bound mess at least 1 up. If I have plenty, I seem to nail each one! It’s probably a mental thing!

All Inclusive Card Kits!

Birthday Greeting Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

With the special going on this month, I actually got 2 more of these Light The Candles kits. I can’t decide who I want to create this kit with! Who would you love to stamp together with – in person or even from afar?!?!

Check out all of the kits on sale here! There are card kits but also craft kits like treat boxes, decorative notebooks and more! Snag a few kits for yourself (I won’t tell) or get a few to share with friend and family!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Uniquely Artistic!!!

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I got the Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set for free from Stampin’ Up! when I attended OnTour in April! It was a fun virtual event where demonstrators gathered to chat, learn and see new catalog product. Of course there were goodies involved too like this stamp set! It’s flowers so of course I was super excited!!!

Uniquely Artistic Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card with 2 new In Colors – Parakeet Party and Starry Sky! I love the darkness of Starry Sky with the bright neon Parakeet Party! It really makes the 2 colors POP!

Card Instructions:

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ as the the card base. Next, I added a strip of In Color Designer Series Paper to the top and bottom measuring 1″ x 4-1/4″. Then in the middle I added a piece of Parakeet Party cardstock measuring 4″ x 4-1/4″.

Handmade Floral Birthday Card Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the stamping!!! I took a piece of Basic White cardstock measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and started with stamping the flowers. The Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set flowers are stamped in Starry Sky Ink and the leaves in Parakeet Party Ink. TIP: Stamp the flowers in a triangle with the edges close together in middle but not completely overlapping. It’s okay if the middle looks messy because the greeting will cover it up! After stamping the flowers, I added the leaves in between! For the greeting, I cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock measuring 1″ x 1-1/2″. This piece could be bigger or smaller depending on your greeting of choice. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then, I finished off the card with a few Iridescent Rhinestones!

Stampin' Up In Colors Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The fun part about this card is all of the different patterns in the In Color Designer Series Paper Pack. Do you like the stripes or polka dots better?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, if you are loving the In Colors as much as me, you can get them for FREE this month with the In Color Starter Kit! Join Stampin’ Up before the end of May for just $99 (plus tax). You get to pick out $125 in any product that you would like and you will also get the 5 In Color Ink Pads, In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, In Color Cardstock Pack, and In Color Grid Paper in your kit! Free shipping with the Starter Kit too! WOOT WOOT! Click here if you want this amazing deal!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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I can’t get enough!

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I know that I have plenty of flower stamp sets and paper! I am just drawn to them like a moth to a flame. When the new catalog came out and I saw the Hues of Happiness Suite, I had to have it, no questions asked! I can’t get enough flowers! If you are like me, you need this suite too!

Can't Get Enough Flowers - Hues of Happiness Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was one of the samples for my New Catalog Launch Party! It just screams LAURA!!! I love it! The awesome thing about it is that I was able to use the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper to create over 40 card kits to send out for the party! These card kits were all different but yet the same style! I love it!

For the card base, I used Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo! Next, I embossed Granny Apple Green cardstock with the NEW Fern Embossing Folder for each card. Then I added a strip of floral designer series paper along the left side. Some of these floral pieces were blues and purples and some were more pinks and yellows. A simple punched out Basic White for the greeting and then a coordinating flower to accent! There are 2 different prints in the designer paper pack that have large flowers all over. These flowers can be fussy cut out or die cut with the coordinating dies. This makes for a quick and fabulous card! I love it!!! I finished it off with a few Glossy Dots!

Here are some more color options!

Happiness Abounds Bundle Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you are like me and can’t get enough flowers, check out the supplies listed below for quick and simple shopping so you can create cards of all colors!!!

Don’t forget I also have the Hues of Happiness Online Card Class this month! Click here for all the details!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Artfully Layered!!!

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This card uses the Artfully Layered Stamp Set but I also feel like it is artfully layered in technique as well! So it is a double duty title!!!

Artfully Layered Stampin Up Stamp Set - www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card actually uses Just Jade which is one of the retired colors. I didn’t get a chance to share it before the color officially retired. I still wanted to share the sample because I think it is fabulous and I think it would look amazing in Calypso Coral, Night of Navy or even Bermuda Bay! What color do you think it would look amazing in?!?!

Card Instructions Using Artfully Layered Stamp Set:

I used a monochoromatic look so it uses minimal products! The card base measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and then I cut 2 pieces of Basic White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. One of the pieces is for the front and one for the inside. Next, I took a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Just Jade (same as the card base) and stamped the greenery piece from Artfully Layered all over it. Be sure to fall off the piece of cardstock so the pattern looks continuous. Then along the 4″ side, cut it into 1″ x 3-1/2″ strips! You will have 4 pieces now! I layered those onto the Basic White and added it to the card front! Now it’s time for a simple greeting also stamped in Just Jade Ink. Before adding the greeting to the card front, I die cut out a greenery piece in Basic White and attached it to the back of the greeting. This way I don’t have to add adhesive to the delicate die cut! Simple and fabulous for an everyday #happymail card!

I hope you try out this Artfully Layered card and let me know which color you use!!! Check out all of the supplies listed below for quick and easy shopping!

Also, be sure to join me at 10:00 a.m. CT on Facebook for my Stamp Garage Sale TODAY!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Hues of Happiness!!!

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When the New Catalog was released to demonstrators last month, I IMMEDIATELY fell in love with the Hues of Happiness Suite! Like turned the page and screamed the moment I saw it. Then I ordered it and it arrived and more screaming and excitement happened! Now I have played with it and I’m still in love!!!

Hues of Happiness Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my #1 favorite card! Like this might be one of those cards that I keep for myself because I love it so much and I feel like no one else will love as much as me. There are less than 10 cards like this over my 18 years of stamping! The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper is stunning in the background! Then those stamped, colored, and die cut flowers are just the icing on the card. 😉 It really blows my mind how Stampin’ Blends really make me feel like an artist! I love it!

This card is 1 of the 5 card in the May Online Card Class – Hues of Happiness! You can make these cards right along with me LIVE like a personal stamp class just for you! Click here for all of the details on how to get your card kit! As always the Class Video Live is free for anyone to watch! Check out past months here! You can also purchase past class PDF Tutorials here!

Online Card Class Hues of Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that tonight is the New Catalog Launch Party at 7:30 p.m. CT where I will sharing new product, samples, and stamping with all of you LIVE!!! Join in on Facebook or YouTube!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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