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!!!

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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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Creating a 2 Tone Flower!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! I’m excited to share a Technique Tuesday with you!!!! It’s been way to long for sure! 🙂 Today, we are creating a 2 Tone Flower with Sponge Daubers and it’s oh so fabulous! You all know how much I love flowers!!! 🙂

Creating a 2 Tone Flower, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These flowers are just stunning and I am loving the color combination of Seaside Spray and Highland Heather so much! They are soft but yet still POP! For the centers of the flowers, I used Crushed Curry Ink and the leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz! One of the other bonuses to this card is the fact that it is all ONE stamp set – Blossoms in Bloom! When you can get a greeting and a fabulous image out of 1 set, it’s a killer deal in my opinion.

Wink of Stella Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the card, I added Wink of Stella to the flowers for that amazing shine! Check out the video below to see what happens when you request even more glittery shine! 🙂 LOL It’s all good!

Stamping Flowers Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You will notice in the video tutorial I used Highland Heather behind the greeting rather than Seaside Spray as pictured above. Let me know in the comments which one you prefer!!

To see how to create a 2 Tone Flower 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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Pajama Party!!!

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Good morning and happy Monday!!! Why are pajamas so comfy and fabulous?? I’m guessing because no one typically seems them so they are the most comfortable, soft, worn clothing ever. Or maybe it’s because they remind us of sleep and relaxing. Who knows but I am bringing that fabulous feeling to stamping. We are having a PAJAMA PARTY!!!

Pajama Party, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, Thursday, July 23rd at 8 p.m. CT, let’s all gather together on a Facebook Live and stamp in our cozy pjs!!! This is a little segment I like to call Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy!

During the Pajama Party next week, I will be creating the Simply Citrus All Inclusive Kit which has a total of 15 cards – 3 each of 5 designs! Since this kit is all inclusive, that means it comes with everything you need except scissors! Anyone can create it! There are directions in the kit but of course I will creating it Live so you can always ask questions then as well!

All Inclusive At Home Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are so bright and fresh looking! The greetings are perfect for any occasion. Many of them are generic which is what I have been using the most lately. Just a little note to drop in the mail to someone saying I am thinking of them or wanted to brighten their day! #Happymail

You might not be able to see them very well in these photos but there are little vellum flowers that add a fabulous texture and flare to each of these cards. If you wanted a more masculine look, you could always leave them off too!

I can’t wait to create the rest of this kit with all of you on my Facebook Live Pajama Party on July 23rd at 8 p.m. CT! If you would like to stamp along with me, click the link below to get your Simply Citrus All Inclusive Card Kit and we can all stamp together! I would recommend getting it as soon as possible to ensure it has arrived in time! Either way though, be sure to join the Party with me on the 23rd!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


In Color Cards!!!

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Are you loving the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors as much as me??? Magenta Madness, Just Jade, and Misty Moonlight are my all time favorite colors right now!!! Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee are pretty good too but I think I will use them more this Fall! You all know I love bright colors! For now, check out these In Color Cards that I made!

In Color Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These quick and simple cards were created with the Memories & More Card Collection as well as the Cards & Envelopes! It doesn’t get much more easy than that! Many of the cards have a greeting already on them so no stamping necessary. It’s perfect!!! You can see with the samples above I added a card from the Card Collection and embellished with ribbon and enamel dots! For the top 2, I actually stamped the greeting!

Flowers For Every Seasons Memories & More, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This fabulous card actually uses 2 of the cards in the pack. I used one as a background “designer paper” and the other one for my greeting! Then I added a few enamel dots for some texture! Quick and simple for sure!

If you would like to make these In Color Cards, just check out the supplies below! Use the greetings on the cards or stamp your favorite greeting! Feel free to tag me on Facebook as I would love to see you creations!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Is there such a thing???

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You all know how much I love stamping with flowers, right??? Is there such a thing as too many flowers???

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I created this card and I love it but I also think it might be too much! Let me know what you think in the comments below! I did change this up and went with a similar but different look! Stay tuned as I will post that card soon!

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the flowers from Jar of Flowers on either side at the top. Since I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends, I stamped the flowers in Memento Black. The Blends that I used were Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam, Daffodil Delight, and Seaside Spray! I, also, stamped another set of the flowers on scrap paper and fussy cut them out!

Using the diagonal strip image from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set, I stamped a piece of Bumblebee cardstock with Bumblebee Ink. Don’t worry if this isn’t perfect. Just start with an angle and keep going. It will be just fine and adding the greeting over the top helps to hide any imperfections!

Jar of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble it all together. I added the fussy cut flowers in the center with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some texture and make the flowers pop more. Then I added the Bumblebee stamped cardstock on the lower half of the cardstock. Using Misty Moonlight Ribbon, I placed a strip across the card where the paper overlaps! This gives a nice smooth look between the two paper! Now you can add this to your card base. Then I placed a little bow that I created with the same ribbon in the center using a Mini Glue Dot.

For the greeting, I used one from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Label Me Lovely Punch. Here is a video tutorial for you to see how I layered the label punch! You can always use the greeting of your choice. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So let me know if you are loving this card or if you think it’s too much….if there is such a thing! 🙂 If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies below! If you would like to see more in this Flowers For Every Season Suite, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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