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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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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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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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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Gratitude!!!

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Gratitude….something I feel every day! There are so many blessings in my life and stamping is for sure one of them! Having that crafty getaway (even if it’s just a few minutes before the baby wakes) and all of you in my life make me feel so much joy! Especially during this pandemic when we are staying home more, I have found that I’m not lonely because of all of you! I just jump on a Facebook Live and there you all are. It warms my heart and makes me love what I do even more!!! Thank you to all of you! You mean SO MUCH to me!

Gratitude Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, now let’s get back to stamping and this beautiful card!!! I did a similar one recently which you can check out here! This card style is just so much fun and I find myself drawn to it all the time now! It’s like my new basic card style!

The Soft Succulent card base measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and I scored it at 2″ from one side and 2-1/2″ from the other side. On the bottom portion, I used Tear And Tape along the sides to secure the pocket. Then I added a piece of the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper to the bottom piece (5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″).

Well Defined Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the top, I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz (2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Then using the label from the coordinating Christmas Season Dies, I stamped the greeting “Gratitude” in Evening Evergreen Ink from the Well Defined Stamp Set! For a little bit of extra fun, I stamped a greenery piece from the Christmas Season Stamp Set over the greeting in Soft Succulent. This greenery piece was stamped off once and sometimes twice before stamping on the label for that VERY subtle look. You don’t want to over shadow the greeting! Before adding it to the card front, I added some loops of Linen Thread to the back, securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Pocket Style Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the pocket card piece, I used that same greenery stamp to stamp on the left hand side. I stamped it twice without going back to the ink. This pulls it all together to match. You could also stamp the envelope with that same image. The inside pocket card measures 3″ x 4-1/4″ Basic White layered onto Pear Pizzazz measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.

I hope you try out this fun Pocket Style Gratitude card and love it as much as me! It’s fun to mix it up now and again! All of the supplies I used are linked below for easy shopping and don’t forget that every $50 you spend, you get to pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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It’s A Sheep Party!!!

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It’s a Sheep Party for my Birthday!!!! My birthday was actually this past weekend but I like to celebrate all month long. Today is the last day of my birthday month. Lucky for you Sale-A-Bration continues through the end of September!!!

Sheep Party Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really love Z fold Cards because they show off so many layers and fun just like these cute sheep! They are totally having fun! I used the Counting Sheep Stamp Set which is a Sale-A-Bration FREE Item and the coordinating Sheep Dies are ALSO a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Woot Woot! That means if you spend $100 or 2 orders of $50 during Sale-A-Bration, you can select these!

I started with a Pacific Point card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″ and folded it in half at 5-1/2″. Then I took the card front and folded it back in half to create the Z (at 2-3/4″). Next, I stamped one sheep onto a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) in Memento Black Ink and added it to the inside of the card. I also stamped another sheep onto a piece of scrap Basic White and die cut it out. There are 3 sheep to pick from so have fun with it! I colored the legs, ears, and face with Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the hooves with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends!

Counting Sheep Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The front panel of the card has a layer of Basic White (2-1/2″ x 4″) and then layer of Granny Apple Green (2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″). Using the grass stamp from the Counting Sheep Stamp Set, I stamped randomly all over in Granny Apple Green! This just adds a little more fun to card! For the greeting, I used the Double Oval Punch and added it to the card with adhesive only on the left hand side so it could hang off a bit.

TIP: The dies come with a balloon and a flag! To reduce die cutting all day long, I die cut both of them at the same time in Real Red scraps. Some of my cards had a flag in the sheep’s hand and other’s had a balloon! Two for the crank of one! 😉 LOL

Check out all the supplies I used below so you can create a Sheep Party card for your next birthday celebration!! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends September 30th and these freebies are while supplies last!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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July 2021 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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Omg I’m so behind! I realized I never shared with you the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! It was super cute and I have actually sent out all of the cards already! The perfect cards for back to school and sending those kids off!

July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute with that little camper and while I didn’t send it to anyone who was actually going camping, the greeting was perfect! I sent this one to my niece who went off to college! The fun thing about these cards is that they are 3 panels….the front opens to the left with that die cut window and camper and then the trees that you see in the background open as another panel to the right. This makes for a perfect LARGE space to write on this inside and I loved it!

Greeting Card Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is so moving to me. That beautiful scene and bright shining moon and a greeting that is so uplifting! Also, have I mentioned how AMAZING those sequins are?!?! They are stunning and there was enough to put like 5 on each card! Eeeeeee

Summertime Lightening Bugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Lightening bugs remind me so much of summertime childhood. I spent many hours as a kid catching them and putting them in jars or chasing them around the yard. This card is special to me for that reason and again I love the uplifting greeting!

If you want to see this kit in action, check out my Facebook Live!!! Like and follow me on Facebook to see more Paper Pumpkin Reveals and other fun card making projects!

The August Paper Pumpkin kit is already out and it was a Hope Box which I will be sharing soon. There is still time to get signed up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. It is Fall themed and features 12 treat boxes to use for any occasion this Fall or even Halloween! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Perfectly Elegant?!?

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It’s never to early to get started on your Christmas Cards and this perfectly elegant card is quick and simple for making multiples! Have you gotten started yet? Already done? Or wait till it gets closer to Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!

Perfectly Elegant, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving the Simply Elegant Designer Paper because it is just that. So beautiful and I think it will be perfect for holiday cards!!! Here I used a 4″ x 4″ piece so that means I got 9 cards from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper and no waste! Woot Woot!!!

I actually created this card before the Mini Catalog went live so I had to use a stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Perfectly Plaid has beautiful trees and greetings in it and I loved it! The tree fits perfectly on the Elegant Tag Punch and it slips under the Real Red Satin Ribbon for a seamless look!

Perfectly Plaid Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this perfectly elegant Christmas Card, click on the supplies listed below! Need them all and want a quick shopping experience, simply click ADD ALL TO CART! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you will earn FREE product for every $50 you spend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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