April 2022 Free Paper!!!

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It’s a new month! A new Season! Heck it’s even a new quarter! Crazy how time flies! Today, I’m sharing with you a few things going on this month starting with the April 2022 Free Paper Pack of the Month!!!

April 2022 Free Paper Pack of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This month you have the choice of which color family you would like – Subtles, Regals, Neutrals, or Brights! All of these paper packs are retiring so there is a chance that one will sell out and no longer be available. It really seems like stuff is selling out quickly.

You can earn the Free Designer Series Paper in the month of April when you spend $75 or more within the month (before shipping and tax)! This is an exclusive offer through me!

Hello Ladybug Online Card Class!

Hello Ladybug Online Card Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My April Online Card Class is Friday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. CT and I will be creating 5 cards using the Hello Ladybug Stamp Set and Punch! I have kits still available which you can get so that you can stamp along with me. Click here for all of the details on all the ways you can participate! Of course, watching the Class is always free and you can do that on YouTube and Facebook!

The Last Chance List is out and soon the new catalog will be here! Get these items before they are gone and don’t forget you can earn the April 2022 Free Paper! Be sure to comment below or message me if you would like a new catalog!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2022 Paper Pumpkin!

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The March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit was AMAZING!!! It was called Beyond the Horizon and I loved the color cominbation, the layers and the perfect greetings!!!

March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am normally not a layers girl but this one is my favorite. Maybe it is because all of the pieces are die cut for me already, lol! That is one of the fabulous perks of a kit! This card is just what I need in my collection for #happymail.

Assembly Tips:

Just a few tips when you go to put this March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit together. I am not a huge fan of the Mini Glue Dots that come in the kit and prefer to use a tape runner style of glue. They just seem to tedious! What I did for all the layers on these cards was add a strip of adhesive in the spots that I knew would be covered up. Then I pressed the die cut images over the top and then added the banner greetings over the top of that. This secures the die cut without having to add a million little glue dots all over. It also gives the die cut image a little flappy 3D look.

Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my second favorite. For some reason, I feel like that yellow die cut looks like a dream catcher. Anyone else getting that vibe?!?

Monthly Craft Kit Right to Your Door, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting is my favorite! It feels so powerful and heartwarming and I love it! Who wouldn’t love to get a card like this in the mail?!?!

If you love craft kits or know someone who would love to make some cards, Paper Pumpkin is the answer! These all inclusive kits come right to your door and all you need is scissors! Perfect for kids and adults! Sign up for the April Kit before the 10th and join in the fun! Click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Heartfelt!!!

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You all know how much I love to do the heart hands on my videos! I am not really sure when or how that started but I love doing it. Somehow Claire has picked up on it and wants to do heart hands with me now and that just warms my heart. So sweet! When I saw that image in the Here Together Stamp Set, I had to have it just for that image and this heartfelt card!

Heartfelt Here Together Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Next I layered on a piece of the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper. I love how the back side of this paper isn’t Valentine’s Day specific and can be used all year long for amazing cards like this one! Then I added a strip of Blushing Bride and Basic White. On the white, I stamped the greeting Heartfelt in Real Red Ink. This image is from the Lovely You Stamp Set. It’s so simple and fabulous and makes this card perfect for so many different occasions!

Here Together Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I stamped the heart hands in Memento Black Ink onto scrap Basic White and punched it out with the smooth heart punch. Then I layered it onto a Real Red scallop heart punched piece. This I added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with some Polished Dots. There are pale pink and clear ones and honestly either one would work for this card!

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Basic White and a leftover strip of the Sweet Talk Designer Paper along the left side. I can’t wait to send this card out for some fun #Happymail. Would you use the Heartfelt greeting or a different one for this card? Let me know in the comments below!

If you wish to make this card, check out the supplies for easy shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Here For You!!!

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I love the message on this card and it really comes in handy now and again! I recently made this card for a friend who was having surgery and I hope it warmed her heart. Here for you, I promise! It would make a great card for teenagers or those going off to college too!

Here For You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the color combination with this card. The red is bold but the blue softens it for a warm and heartfelt feeling! Try out Real Red and Balmy Blue and see for yourself!!!

I started with a Balmy Blue card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and stamped the “I Promise” and the heart outline all over the card front. Be sure to angle the images in different ways. Typically I start with the larger image and then fill in with the smaller one! I used Balmy Blue Ink for just that subtle background look!

Stampin Up Together Forever Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a 3″ x 3″ piece of You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and layered it onto Real Red (3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″). Then I tied some Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon around it and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I used the Here For You Dies and adhesive sheets. Simply add the adhesive sheet to the back of the Real Red cardstock and then run it through the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine (which is on sale for 20% this month)! Now you have a homemade sticker and a quick and easy greeting! I also snuck in the heart next to the greeting to die cut at the same time!

Homemade Here For You Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added the heart and greeting that was stamped all over the background! Just a little fun touch! You could also add some to the envelope!

If you would like to make this Here For You card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Mini Cut & Emboss is on sale for 20% off till the end of March!!! There are also select bundles on sale as well!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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February 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The February 2022 Paper Pumpkin isn’t really my style but it’s good to have cards like this on hand. After all I do have lots of nieces and nephews and my own kids that would love a card as cute as these!

February 2022 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While monkeys are my favorite, I think this elephant one is actually my favorite out of this set of cards! There is something about the roller skates and cuteness that I love! This card could be used as a birthday card but also as a fun happy mail card. I could send it after grades come in or for a sports tournament or just because! Kids love getting happy mail and words of encouragement as well!

This card shows off the vellum and the little rock stones really well. They are subtle but also add a fun layer and texture to the project! This is another card that is fun to send as general happy mail to brighten someone’s day! Honestly it works for all ages, I think! What about you?! Let me know in the comments below!

I keep thinking this one is a giraffe but it’s not! Still super fun and I love cupcakes so I’m on board! Also, I have to mention that the envelopes for each of these cards are SUPER CUTE and fun! Just over all these 9 cards are fun and different to add to my card collection and I can’t wait to send them out and spread some happiness!

The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is called Beyond the Horizon and coordinates with the On The Horizon Suite!!! There is also 2 stamp sets in the kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday! Woot Woot! Today is the last day to get signed up so hurry up and do it now! Click here to get the March Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Lovely Layered Look!!!

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I know that Sale-A-Bration is over but I just have to share this fun card with you! This lovely layered look works with lots of different stamped images. If you don’t have the Sale-A-Bration Friendly Hello, that’s okay! If you do, then I hope this card inspires you to create with it!

Lovely Layered Look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This look is super cool and it’s super easy to do! That’s my kind of WOW card! For this one, I would say all of the coloring is the hardest part, LOL! You all know I am not a huge fan of lots of coloring!

I started off with a piece of Basic Black cardstock as the card base. Then I cut 2 piece of Basic White measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. One is for the card front and the other one is for the inside of the card. Using Memento Black Ink, I stamped the greeting in the center and then added flowers all around it and to the edge of the cardstock. Then, it’s time to color. I actually colored after I cut the circle but I think it would probably be easier to color first.

Once you are done coloring, simply cut out the greeting with the Layering Circles Dies. Adhere the rectangle to the card front, be sure it is right side up so that the greeting circle lines up with the flowers and the greeting isn’t upside down. Then die cut out the scallop circle in Basic Black cardstock and layer the greeting on top. Then just like a puzzle piece, place this layer over the center of the card! How amazing is that?!?! Simple and fabulous!

If you would like to see this lovely layered look in action, check out this video!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


On The Horizon!!!

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The On The Horizon Bundle is stunning. There are so many beautiful scenes that you can create with it and with the coordinating paper! I fell in love and decided to create the March Online Card Class with it!!!

On The Horizon Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just 1 of the 5 cards that I will be creating for the March Online Card Class that will take place on Friday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m. CT. This will be on Facebook on my Laura’s Stamp Pad Page! Click here to like and follow my page and be sure to set your notifications so you don’t miss out on all the posts, videos, and fun that goes on there!

It is FREE for anyone to watch the Online Card Class on Friday night. You can even watch any time after as the video will be posted there for you to enjoy any time. I will also be posting it to my YouTube Channel too if you prefer that over Facebook! If you wish to stamp along with me there are 2 options – purchase the pre-cut card kit or purchase the PDF Tutorial. Click here for all the details on those options! The PDF Tutorial has all of the measurements, list of products, and step by step directions for the projects!

I hope you will join in the fun next Friday for the March Online Card Class – On The Horizon because it will be lots of fun!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March Mini Special!!!

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The Olympics are over and we are headed into Spring! I am super excited about basketball this month AND the March Mini Special that Stampin’ Up has!

March Mini Special, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I LOVE my Mini!!!! It’s so cute and so easy to use! I have mine ON my craft desk within reach at all times. I can just grab it, crank through a die, and I’m on my way! It is so much easier, light weight, and quick! The best part is I would say that 90% of my dies that I am using go through the Mini which is even better!

I will admit that when it first came out, I always thought why do I need the Mini if I have the Big one that can do all dies?! Then I got it so I could show it off to all of you. Then I actually started using it and I fell in love….HARD! So if you are thinking the same thing, maybe now is the time to try it out and let the Mini change your crafting exerience like it did mine! Click here to get your Mini for 20% off!!!

March Free Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For March 2022, all orders of $75 or more (before shipping and tax) will get the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack for FREE from me. This paper is amazing with all of my favorite colors!!! This is an exclusive offer through me – Laura Borchert!

The Hostess Code for the month of March is
P4U4G3VF or you can click this link to shop with the code! Enjoy all of the March Mini Specials!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Calming Camellia!!!

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The Calming Camellia Stamp Set is an exclusive stamp set during Sale-A-Bration for orders of $350 or more. This can be a single order or a few orders gathered together!

Calming Camellia Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple but does require a lot of die cutting! This card uses the Scallop Contour Dies and I am LOVING those lately! The little detailed scallop for each one makes it super fun to layer. I die cut 4 scallops for this card – 3 for the front and 1 for the inside!

You could mix up the colors or go for a monochromatic look like I did! I used Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride cardstock. The ink is Melon Mambo!

Stampin' Up! Scalloped Contour Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside, I stamped some more fun but I will say that it makes the area for the greeting rather small. When I created this card on video, I actually stamped the curly cues on the Basic White card base rather than the scalloped die cut and I LOVE that look. You can check out the video tutorial here!

You have less than 2 weeks left to get this beautiful Calming Camellia Stamp Set so you can recreate this card! Click the supplies used below to get started! What color would you use?!?!?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Relax With Me!!!

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Something I would say we all probably could do more of….Relaxing! I know I sure can but it’s so hard for me to relax as I always feel like there is something that needs to be done. Of course there are 2 little ones who take up the rest of my time too! So relax with me for another 5 minutes and check out this fun card!

Relax With Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The In The Moment Stamp Set has beautiful images for a card like this! The greetings are great for everyday type cards! #HappyMail The line art images are great for coloring as well so shout out to all of my coloring lovers!!!

For this card, I stamped the image in Memento Black Ink and colored it in! I always like to take a photo of the markers I use so I remember for next time….and to share with all of you! Then I used the Layering Circle Dies to die cut out the image! This was then layered onto a piece of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper!

Stampin' Up Stamp Blends Alcohol Markers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The neutral colors of the card base and designer paper make it super easy to use any colors you would like for the image which is fun to mix it up! You could create multiples of this card and even add different greetings to each one! What occasion would you use this card for?!? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to create this Relax With Me card, check out the supplies listed below! Click ADD ALL TO CART for a quick shopping! Don’t forget that it is still Sale-A-Bration time!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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