Christmas Gift Idea!!!

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I think I have found the fabulous Christmas Gift idea for this year. It is the Purple Posies Card Kit!!! This card kit has 16 total cards in it and the box is super cute and fabulous! Create these cards and give it as a gift to anyone this holiday season!!!

Christmas Gift Idea 2020, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these cards beautiful?!?!?! And look at that fabulous gold foil and decorated box!!! I love it all and think I will enjoy crafting these kits and giving them as gifts!

Get Well Purple Posies Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my favorite card. That ribbon wiggled back and forth under the greeting is super cool and it was easy to do!

Homemade Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my second favorite card because I love the detail on that greeting banner. It’s so detailed and really makes it pop! I think I could have passed on the ribbon behind the greeting but I followed the directions as is!

Greeting Card Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just stunning with all of the flowers and that fabulous gold foil bling! I found that putting the purple twine bow below the greeting made it pop more without getting in the way!

Give the Gift of Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just because I’m posting these cards last doesn’t mean I don’t like them. I love them all. I did 2 of these cards with the twine behind the greeting and 2 without. I’m honestly not sure which one I prefer. Mixing it up is always fun though! What do you think?

If you are looking for great Christmas Gift Ideas, take a look at card kits! You can gift them all created or gift all inclusive kits so the recipient can enjoy crafting too. Better yet, give the gift with a certificate of time with you to create it together. Spending time together, talking, laughing, and making memories is the best gift of all…..in my opinion! Click here to get this Purple Posies Card Kit and check out all Stampin’ Up kit here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Be a Unicorn!!!

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While this card would be fabulous for little girls who love unicorns, I LOVE THIS CARD!!!! We should all be a Unicorn!!! It’s PINK! Also, there is sparkle all over it! It’s just perfect!

Be a Unicorn, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was created with the Stamparatus because that makes the 3 step stamping of the unicorn so much easier! I stamped the full outline of the unicorn in Magenta Madness (stamped off once). Then I stamped the 2nd image in full strength Magenta Madness! Finally, I stamped the eyes and nose in Memento Black!

Wink of Stella on a Unicorn, www.LaurasStampPad.com

But wait….there is more!!! I went over the mane and tail with Wink of Stella to add even more fun to the unicorn! It’s perfect!!! I also used the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper which is full of fun colors and fabulous-ness!

I hope you all enjoy this card as much as I do!!! Check out the supplies listed below to recreate it yourself!!! Just remember there is no age limit on a card like this! 😉

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Squirrel!!!

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Distracted by cute things? Yeah me too! Squirrel….I might not be that bad but I do think they are super cute! I was so excited to use one in this adorable Fall card too!! Hilarious side story for you! When I was attending the Leaders Summit, the Leadership Team was all together on a video and they were sharing about their position with the company and stories. One of the questions was who gets off topic the most and they all agreed it was the Finance Guy and they even have a stuffed animal squirrel that they bring out when he goes off on a tangent. I laughed so hard and immediately thought of this post!

Squirrel, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses the Free Stamp Set of the Month for September – Banner Year!!! It’s so easy and super cute!!!

Each little square is 1 inch and I stamped various images from the Banner Year Stamp Set into each one. For the leaf, I used Mint Macaron and stamped the leaf twice without going back to the ink. The acorn was stamped in Crumb Cake, full strength for both. Then for the pumpkin, I used Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. That one is a 2 step stamped image. Finally, on the squirrel, I inked him up completely in Crumb Cake and then before stamping him down I inked just the tail in Early Espresso. There is enough gap between his tail and head to lightly touch the edge of the ink pad and ink just the tail!

Fall Card with the Banner Year Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When layering the squares onto the Crumb Cake square, place them all out and then pick up one at a time to adhere down. This helps with spacing. Then I layered that onto a piece of the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper. This all goes onto a piece of Very Vanilla that I stamped the greeting on the bottom in Early Espresso Ink! There are a couple different greeting options in this set that work perfectly! For the ribbon, I used the Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon which is so amazing! For the top card, I wrapped the ends to the back side. In the card above, I forgot to add the ribbon till the end so I just trimmed the ends for a diagonal look!

Wooden Elements for Fall, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the card, I added a little wooden element from the In Good Taste Elements pack. There are lots of options in the pack so no worries about only having a few. You can make lots of these cards! Check out all of the supplies listed below to make your adorable Squirrel card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Purple Pajamas!!!

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I really need some Purple Pajamas for tonight’s Pajama Party online with all of you!!! I’m putting together the Gorgeous Posies Card Kit and it is ALL PURPLE!

Purple Pajamas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Tonight, I want all of your to join in some stamping fun! Click here to join my Facebook Page and I will be starting a LIVE at 8 p.m. CT. The Gorgeous Posies Kit is so pretty and I can’t wait to assemble and stamp it! Sympathy cards have been going out a lot lately for me and there is a fabulous greeting in this kit so I will get to replenish my stash! This kit will make the perfect gift for Christmas time too so I’m thinking of making a few to have on hand for that last minute gift. I just love the box and beautiful cards!

Join in the fun this evening at 8 p.m. CT where I will be stamping this kit and chatting with you! We chat life, food, stamping, and so much more! It’s super fun! There will be attendance prizes along the way too! I don’t have purple pajamas to match this kit….yet! We shall see! Click here to join me tonight! You can always watch the replay on my Facebook Page or on my YouTube channel which I’ll be posting it there as well!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Creating An Easel Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you all today!!! Woot Woot! I’m creating an easel card today that is perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary. You could always change up the colors and sentiment for any occasion though!

Creating An Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous stamper, Kim Peck at a recent virtual Stamping Event! I decided to change up the colors and the designer paper for a new look!

Pop Up Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple to create! It uses very minimal supplies actually! Any time you have leftover scraps of designer series paper, this is the perfect card to make. Add a little stamping and some embellishments to hold the easel up and you are golden! The best part is that it still folds up nice and perfectly for a regular sized envelope! Woot Woot!

Love & Laughter Forever After, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To see this Easel Card in action, check out the video below or click here. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Summer Flowers!!!

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I’m going to hold onto Summer as long as I can. Last week, Fall tried to creep in with it’s 50/60’s over night though. Not today, Fall! Today, I’m sharing some summer flowers because they brighten my day!!!

Summer Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers and the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set is so up my alley! Add in that cute mason jar and I’m hooked. Plus the jar is a punch so it’s quick and simple!

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I added a strip of Just Jade that I embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder. This gives the perfect amount of texture and I love it! Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3″ x 4-1/4″ for the focal point. You can use any of the flowers in the set which makes this card even more versatile. Be sure to stamp the flowers close to the top of the cardstock so there is plenty of room for the jar below. I used Memento Black Ink to stamp the flowers and then the stems below it. The stems don’t have to match up exactly with the flowers since the jar covers up the overlap part.

Now it’s time to color! Again with the soft blues and greens in the base, you can really color the flowers any color you wish! I went with Stampin’ Blends – Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight, and Just Jade. Be sure to color the stems as well!

Now for that fun jar, stamp the vellum cardstock with the jar and let it dry completely before you punch it out. Since vellum is a slick surface, it can take a bit longer to dry than regular cardstock. Place the jar over the flowers to see exactly where you need to stamp your water then scoot it over to the side out of the way but still as a guide. I stamped my water in Misty Moonlight stamped off once for a lighter look! After stamping it down, I added the jar over the top with Mini Glue Dots. The baker’s twine was actually added before I adhered down the jar but you can always adhere the bottom portion down first. This will help it hold still for you a little more.

I hope you all enjoyed this Summer Flowers card as much as I did! If you want to recreate it, check out the supplies below. For more inspiration using the Jar of Flowers, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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A New Take…

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So I had some leftover pre-cut cards that I played with the other day! I decided not to create the same exact card as the original. You can check that out here! Here is a new take on the card using different stamps!

A New Take on an Old Look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the same Seaside Spray card base. Then some of the cards used both the Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock and some only used one. For ink colors, I played with Basic Gray, Pacific Point, and Seaside Spray! Some of the flowers I even colored in with Stampin’ Blends to add a pop of color! Each card looks totally different and I really like it. The stamp set that I used was the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set! It was perfect for all of the different looks!

Different Shades of Blue Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I stamped the left flower in Seaside Spray and then colored it in. It came out looking super soft! The middle flower was stamped in Basic Gray and then colors in with Seaside Spray and it has a much bolder look. The flower on the right is stamped in Pacific Point and colored in with Seaside Spray. I think that one is my favorite. Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comment below!

Check out all of the supplies listed below. If you want to see me create these cards, I did it on a Facebook Live a few weeks ago. Check it out here!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Forever Greenery!!!

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It’s Technique Tuesday!!! The Forever Greenery Suite contains the Greenery Embossing Folders which are super popular and why they are currently on backorder. Don’t worry they will be back in stock the first week of August!!! Check out this fun card!

Forever Greenery Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The embossing folder makes this card have amazing texture and a cool greenery pattern. All I did was layer it all together for a fun look!

I started with a Just Jade card base. Next, I took a piece of Just Jade measuring 3″ x 5-1/2″ and embossed it with the Greenery Embossing Folder. Before adding this to the card front, be sure to add your greeting. I simply took a 3/4″ Whisper White scrap piece and stamped my greeting and placed it diagonal on the embossed piece. Snip the ends to make it fit and you are golden. This way you don’t have to worry about getting the angle correct or snipping off your stamped image.

Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added adhesive along the back of the embossed Just Jade along the long side. Then I added some In Color Designer Series Paper strips to each side. This strip can peak out a lot or just a little. Then I added this layer to the card front and finished it off with some Gilded Gems for texture and bling!

To see this Forever Greenery card in action, check out the video below or click here. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Bundle of Sunflowers!!!

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Happy Monday!!! This card was created for a large virtual demonstrator event that I was apart of and I really fell in love with it! The bundle of sunflowers are just so fun and fresh! The greeting speaks volumes and the layout is a new one I haven’t used before (or at least in a long time)!

Bundle of Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Before stamping on this piece, I placed the Bumblebee (1-1/2″ x 4″) on the right hand side as a guide for where my flowers should be stamped. Since I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the flowers, I stamped the images in Memento Black Ink! Be sure to leave a little bit of space between the flowers and the stems so your bow fits perfectly in that gap!

The piece of Bumblebee was actually created with the lined images from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. I stamped it diagonally and just stamped once around the middle of the cardstock and then worked my way out. Just follow along in that same diagonal pattern and you are golden. No need for perfection as it is a small piece and the greeting covers a lot too. After stamping, add it to the far right edge. Then using some of the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper, I cut a 1/2″ x 4″ piece and placed it over the edge of the Bumblebee. This gives a smoother look between the two papers.

Coloring Sunflowers with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After coloring the flowers and assembling all the pieces, I added the greeting on and the little ribbon bow. I used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow! For the greeting, I used the Label Me Lovely Punch which is my favorite right now! <3

If you would like to recreate this bundle of sunflowers card, check out the supplies listed below. If you want to see more samples using these fun products, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Embrace Each Moment!!

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When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. It just speaks to me and I feel like it’s perfect for cards that I can make for Brad but also others in my life! The greeting embrace each moment is so loving and caring. I just love it!

Embrace Each Moment, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has beautiful shades of blue with hints of texture! It actually is a really simple card to create too! I used the Embrace Each Moment Stamp Set for both the image and greeting!

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Next, I embossed a piece of Coastal Cabana with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder. This is a nice subtle texture that works for any style of card! The hugging couple were stamped in Memento Black onto the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (3″ x 3″). Next, it was layered onto a Night of Navy 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ square and added to the left hand side of the card front.

Homemade Card for your Husband, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper has fun patterns and colors. You will notice that the top card uses a darker piece of paper and this card uses a lighter piece. Either way, they both look fabulous!!!

For the greeting, I die cut a label from the Stitched Nested Labels and stamped it in Bermuda Bay Ink! The greeting was added to the card front with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, I finished it off with a few of the navy rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones Pack!

If you would like to recreate this Embrace Each Moment card, check out the supplies listed below!!! Don’t forget that all orders of $50 will earn $5 Bonus Bucks to spend in August! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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