Take Your Pick!

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The Take Your Pick Tool is one of those super handy tools to have on your crafting space all the time. I even have more than 1 because I lose mine in the mess….and for when I have classes! 🙂 Do you have one?

Take Your Pick Tool, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Reason I love it / Tips:
~It’s small and easy to have in a cup next to your craft space.
~There are lots of different ends for lots of different uses!
~My favorite is now the putty end to put jewels on your project. It’s just so easy to press the putty on the side of a jewel to pick up and then set on your project! Just put your finger on the jewel and pull the putty away! So quick and easy and better than a fingernail! You can get putty refills as well!
~The stylus end can be used to make a fabulous edge around your die cut image for a little extra texture and dimension. Simply leave the cardstock in the die and run the stylus around the metal edge! Click here to see that video!


~I used the pointy tip for various things like popping out a die cut, pocking out cardstock that doesn’t come out with the die, holding cardstock while I heat emboss and more!
~Also, did you know there is a Brush Attachment that you can use to pop die cut bits out of your image???
~The pancake flipper end is used to get under a project to pop it up, slide adhesive under in a spot I missed, and sometimes for jewels.
~The only con I have is that it gets buried in the mess on my desk and I can’t find it. LOL Good thing I have more than one!


Do you have a Take Your Pick Tool? Do you love it? How do you use your tips? Do share! I would love to hear more.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Stampin’ Cut & Emboss!!!

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The NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is now available to everyone! Woot Woot! There are fabulous things that come with each new month! 🙂

Stampin' Cut & Emboss, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have had mine for about 3 weeks now. Here are a few of my (honest) thoughts so far! I always want to be honest with you!

~IT IS BEAUTIFUL! I love the white sleek look with the silver accents. Hello bling! You had me at shiny! 🙂
~The machine is compact and easy to carry around without having those sides open. It will fit down in a bag or basket very easily. The baskets I take to events didn’t fit my Big Shot so it was angled in there. This will be a dream!
~It is wider than the Big Shot but the plates are the same size. I love this because that means I can have cardstock hang over or push it through a little crooked (opps) and not have it scratch up the sides. BONUS! Some of my plates look rough because of this in the past!


~It is very similar to the Big Shot and probably other die cutting machines. It all comes down to needing a machine and the small differences! One of my Big Shots crossed over the rainbow bridge earlier this year but I still have the 2nd one. It sits right next to my new machine and I still use them both! The New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss just looks prettier! 🙂
~Okay so the more I use it, the more thoughts I have. Yesterday, I was cranking away to die cut some labels and it did that thing where it sort of pops after going through the thick part. Then my hand slipped off which happens randomly and with the Big Shot it would whip around and usually hit the top of my hand/wrist/thumb. With the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss, it doesn’t swing as freely so it popped out and just moved a smidge and stopped. I was like SAVED!!!! I had to share this with you all because that’s amazing to me!

So I hope this review was just what you needed. If you are in the market for a die cutting machine or embossing machine and love bling, I highly recommend it! Click here to get your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine today!! Also, if you want to see my unboxing and reaction of this, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Coming Soon!!!

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Today, I’m sharing the reveal of the NEW Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! It is coming soon for all of you on September 1st!!!

Coming Soon Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I unboxed this on video and played with it and explored it on camera so everything is real! The white with silver accents is my favorite! It’s just so pretty! I can’t decide if I think it is heavier than the Big Shot or just that the suction to the table was strong. That is a good thing though because you don’t want the machine moving all over the place.

The sides pop down and fold up for easy storage or traveling! It is really easy to pop them down and they really snap back up! Assembling the handle was super easy to do as well!!!

As for the plates, I love that they are numbers and super clear as to which one is which. The instructions are on the main plate so that makes it super simple to have on hand and know what you need!

This is coming soon for all of you – September 1st!!! There is also a Mini Machine coming soon but the dates have not been announced just yet!

To see the New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine completely, 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


Snowflake Splendor!!!

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I will play with snowflakes all day long in the stamp room but not in real life. I am not a huge fan of winter and bad weather. When I first saw this Snowflake Splendor Suite, I fell in love!!! Which is kind of odd since I just said I didn’t like snow and winter. Ehhh What are you going to do!?!?!

I think it’s those fabulous colors of blues, purples, and greens that I love the most. It’s soft but also POPS. The prints vary which gives a nice array of looks to use this paper for! I think it will make perfect backgrounds but also it’s stunning to just be the focal point! What do you think???

If you would like to see more papers from the August – December Mini Catalog, click here and here!

To see the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper completely, 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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Playful Pets!!!

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I have seen so many projects done with the Playful Pets Suite that I knew I had to get in on the fun. There are many time a friend loses a pet or gets a pet that I think to send a card for but I don’t always have the supplies. Since I don’t think I will use this all the time, I got just the designer paper to start with!

Playful Pets, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am cat person so of course I am loving the kitty prints the most in this pack. Also, the paw prints and bowls and stuff are really cute. I feel like unless you know the breed of the dog, it could be odd to send a card with a dog on it but not the correct one. Am I wrong? Maybe dog people wouldn’t care. I feel like while there technically are different breeds of cats, to me they are all just cats! 🙂 Let me know your favorite in the comment below – dogs or cats???

Don’t forget that you can check out other designer series paper reveals here and here!

To see the Playful Pets Paper completely, 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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Gorgeous Gilded Autumn!!!

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I’m not a huge fan of Fall but I think that’s only because it means winter is coming. I hate winter. Another option could be that I’m not really a earthly tones…browns, oranges type of girl. I prefer blacks and grays and bright colors! UNTIL NOW……Stampin’ Up released this Gilded Autumn Designer Paper and I love it so much!!!

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

I have already been playing with this paper and I can’t get enough of it. It is so pretty. There are punches that coordinate with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set as well as this paper. No need to fussy cutting the images or coloring the stamped images if that’s not your thing. Of course, if you enjoy that, go for it! The foil patterns are just stunning and add that little pop of shine. I just may be looking forward to Fall this year!!!

To see the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper completely, 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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Plaid Tidings Paper!!!

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The August to December Mini Catalog begins on August 4th and I just can’t wait any longer to share with you the amazing products!!! Today, I’m showing off the Plaid Tidings Paper because it is one of my favorites!!!

Plaid Tidings Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m from a small town and my family farms! Plaid button down shirts are a major staple for most of the men in my family. When I first saw this paper, I pictured my Dad having a shirt in many of these color combinations. It really made me smile and warmed my heart. I’ll have to confirm with my Mom but I think he had shirt similar to the upper left (pink/yellow/blue) back when they were dating. Any of the other blue and green designs are for sure prints that he currently wears. I just love it all!

Plaid is perfect for the Fall and Winter season because of it’s soft, warm feeling. It also works great for many occasions! I can see using this paper for a long time and that makes me excited!!! The more versatile the paper is, the more I know I can use every sheet!!

To see the Plaid Tidings Paper completely, 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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Joy of Sharing!!!

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The moment I flipped the first pages of the NEW August to December Mini Catalog, I fell in love!!! This Joy of Sharing Project Kit is stunning and so versatile!!!

Joy of Sharing Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit can be used with a photo front or as a regular decorated card. It can also be used vertical or horizontal which is even more awesome!!! The colors are perfect to match with any look and that extra pop of gold foil gives it a nice fancy flare!!!

This kit is all inclusive which means it comes with all of the supplies, stamps, ink, and clear block to make a total of 15 cards!!! All you need is scissors. That means anyone can do this kit to send out fabulous cards this Holiday Season! This kit will be available on August 4th when the catalog goes live!!! If you would like a copy of the catalog, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll get one in the mail to you!

To see the full unboxing of this Joy of Sharing Card Kit, 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

PS: This kit is not available until August 4th!

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Peony Garden Paper!!!

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You all know I love flowers!! I really love Peonies too! They were used in our wedding flowers actually! When Stampin’ Up released the Peony Garden Paper, I got super excited. I would love to see more shades of pink but I know everything can’t be pink! 🙂

Peony Garden Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper has Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Petal Pink and Whisper White! While I wish it was all shades of pink, I am excited to use the grays with bright colored flowers as the focal point! I can’t wait to start playing with this paper! There are also lots of basic background images that will be good for any occasion or gender!

Check out more Designer Series Papers from the New Catalog here and here!

To see the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper completely, 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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Artistry Blooms Paper!!!

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You all MUST check out this fabulous paper! It’s bright colors. It has cool patterns and I think I need to order 5 more packs right now!!! It’s the Artistry Blooms Paper!!!

Artistry Blooms Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper has some amazing ombre looks that can be used to show that off or cut into smaller pieces for just one shade of color. That’s pretty cool. I have already played with this paper and the Hippo Happiness Stamp Set that has a unicorn in it. It’s perfect for that! I am loving the prints that are perfect for both masculine and feminine because then I can create the same card but get a totally different look! Next, I plan to use it with some birthday balloons!!! What occasion would you use this paper for?? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out more Designer Series Papers from the New Catalog here and here!

To see the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper completely, 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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