This Is All You Need!

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Lately, it seems I have zero time. I know we all have 24 hours in a day and it’s how we decide to use it. It is totally not my decision to sit/sleep/rest as much as I am right now but I know my body needs it! This too shall pass! Until then, I need quick and simple card ideas!!! Ones that use minimal supplies are my favorite because then there is more time for creating and less time for picking up! 🙂 Check out these cute cards and all you need is stamps, ink, and paper!

All you need is stamps, ink, and paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How cute and simple are these little 3″ x 3″ cards!?!?!? I pulled out the Touch of Ink Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, 3 ink pads (Basic Gray, Misty Moonlight, and Crushed Curry) and some cardstock (Basic White and Misty Moonlight). Technically, I guess adhesive and a Bone Folder were used as well but those are already out on my table anyway! 🙂

A Touch of Ink Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really love this butterfly image because it’s so real looking. It’s not all perfect and symmetrical but rather a natural look. There are 2 images in the set. One of them is the outline which I did in full strength Crushed Curry Ink and then the solid background image to “fill in” which I stamped off once before stamping over the outline. You can see on the envelope I stamped just the outline and that alone is stunning!

Hummingbird Mini Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card I created the same way with Misty Moonlight and stamping off once for that solid background image. Notice that the solid background image still has spots of no color on the face and wing to really show off texture and dimension on the bird. It’s those fine details that make such a big difference!

Which card is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below! Remember all you need is stamps, ink, and paper to create a stunning card! It’s that simple! The Touch of Ink Stamp Set is one of the $100 level stamp sets for Sale-A-Bration and it’s SOOOOO worth it. Stock up on inks and paper and maybe even a few embellishments to get this set for FREE. It’s amazing!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simple Masculine Card!!!

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Claire woke up early the other morning and then went back to bed. Me and the little one jumping in my belly did not go back to bed. I started thinking of things and crafty ideas so I went downstairs to play! I needed simple masculine birthday cards because my stash is getting low! Here is what I created!

Simple Masculine Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I pulled out the Corner Bouquet Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set and thought it looked like the perfect background, sort of a grass or wheat look.

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base and then went with Sahara Sand as my neutral color. Since it is a light color, I used it for the inside of the card as well!! Next, I stamped the smaller corner image on opposing corners of the Sahara Sand 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of cardstock. I played around with various color options – Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Sahara Sand.

Corner Bouquet Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the same color as the card base is really pretty but even the tone on tone with Sahara Sand is fabulous too!!! For the greeting, I used the Label Me Lovely Punch for both the color and the Sahara Sand, simply trim off the top and bottom of the stamped one. I love getting a layered look with just 1 punch! Then for some texture on the card, I added loops of Linen Thread and even a small piece of Denim Ribbon behind the greeting. Check out how I create the loops in this video tutorial!

Greeting Card Inserts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greetings for the front of the card and inside are from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set! I just love the font in that set! I stamped the inside greeting the same as the card base. The leaf image is another one from the Corner Bouquet Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I had fun with the different looks and colors used with that leaf! Which is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to recreate this simple masculine card or even change the colors to make it more feminine, click on the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration runs through the end of the month so you can earn this Bouquet Corner Stamp Set for FREE only a little while longer!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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February 2021 Specials!!!

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It’s a new month so that means new specials!!! Let’s start with the February 2021 Free Stamp Set of the Month……drum roll……..

Of course I had to make it all red and cute for Valentine’s Day month! You all know how much I love flowers and that “fan” image looks sooooo cool! The scrolly font is just icing on the cupcake!

All orders of $75 or more (before shipping and tax) will earn this set for FREE from me! This is an exclusive offer that I run as a way to spoil my customers! Also, don’t forget if you got the Rhinestone Coupon in the mail in December, you will also get those for Free with your first 2021 order!!! I sent out more than 30 Rhinestones just in the month of January!!! So much bling spread all around!

Laura's Loyal Stampers 2021, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another fun perk of being a customer of mine is Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! January was a big month and I sent out LOTS of $40 Gift Certificates for those earning 10 stickers!!! Woot Woot! If you are wondering how many stickers you have, just reach out! Here’s to an even better February 2021! Click here to start shopping and earning!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Oh So Ombre Dragonfly!!!

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So last week, I shared with you a fabulous Dragonfly card and said but wait there is more! Here is the the more!!! This Oh So Ombre Dragonfly is even better than the last one….or at least I think so. This one is my favorite!!! Let me know in the comments whether you prefer this one or the one linked above from last week!

Oh So Ombre Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super simple and uses the majority of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper. It comes in the 4 colors – Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, and Granny Apple Green!

I started with the card base of each of the colors listed above. Then I cut a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″). This just makes the color POP even more! I love it! The designer paper is then just 1/8 smaller (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″). I layered those together and tied some Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon around it and then added it to the card front. This layer was actually added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You all know how much I love them!

Stampin Up Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut out a black scallop square with the Layering Square Dies. The Basic White square is simply a 2″ square but I added some texture by running it through the Subtle Embossing Folder. It doesn’t show well in the photo because it is subtle but it’s the perfect amount of texture! This layer was added flat to the card front. The Dragonfly was stamped in the coordinating color to the Designer Paper and then punched out with the coordinating Dragonfly Punch! I added him to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! 🙂 I couldn’t help myself! To finish it off, I colored some Basic Rhinestones with the coordinating Stampin’ Blends Marker and added a few!

6" x 6" Designer Paper Template, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here you can see the 2 fun Dragonfly cards using 1 sheet of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!! Click the supplies below to start creating these fun cards!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Dragonfly Garden!!!

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I wasn’t super drawn to the Dragonfly Garden Suite but I received it FREE with a Virtual Event that I attended with Stampin’ Up! Gotta love the free stuff and perks of being a demonstrator!!! So I got out the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (stamps & punch) to play and realized it’s really the Designer Paper I’m not a huge fan of right now. Pairing this bundle with the Oh So Ombre Sale-A-Bration Paper and I’M IN LOVE!!!! <3

Dragonfly Garden Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think it was the bold colors that I was missing. Speaking of color, I never thought I would love these colors until I started playing with the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper – Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, and Rococo Rose. There’s that Rococo Rose again that I’m loving right now!

For these cards, I started with a Basic Black card base and 2 pieces of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). One of the pieces I stamped a greeting in the lower right corner for the front. The other piece is for the inside and I decorated that with another image from the stamp set and another designer paper square!

Oh So Ombre Sale-A-Bration Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can see that I used a strip of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper measuring 1-1/2″ x 6″ which got me 4 little 1-1/2″ squares! I used 3 of them on the front and then I cut the 4th one diagonally for the inside. At first, I was going to use that 4th one for something else but then tried it out on the inside and FELL IN LOVE! It’s soooo cute on the inside as triangles.

Next, the fabulous focal point on the front is the Dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set. I stamped it in Memento Black Ink and then stamped the “fuzzy background” image in Bermuda Bay (or the coordinating color for that card). NOTE: The fuzzy background image is not meant to line up perfectly but to just give a touch of color to the image so just stamp and go. No need to find the perfect way to line it up! The dragonfly is added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then I added a few Rhinestones. I actually colored the Rhinestones with Stampin’ Blends to get a matching color! How cool is that?!?!?

If you want to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below! Also, come back on Tuesday to see another fabulous card using the rest of the 6″ x 6″ piece of Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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January 2021 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The January 2021 Paper Pumpkin was different this year and I think I love it!!! Normally the January Kit is Valentine’s Day treat box/bags which I do love because then I have goodies for my nieces and nephews. I do know that many of my customers don’t always care for the treat bags/boxes though. This year Stampin’ Up! created a regular Valentine’s/Love kit with cards but then offered a Little Love Add-On Kit that coordinated and contains treat boxes! PERFECT!!!!

January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so that little mailbox is THE cutest thing ever! I just love it for #happymail cards. By the way, I’m behind on sending those and really need to send more out like NOW! The other card I will be using more for Valentine’s Day cards!

#happymail cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I wasn’t so sure I liked the look of tying a bow and putting the greeting over it (right side) so I tried the loops. Nope, that looks too messy in my opinion so I went back to the bow look like the instructions say! Also, that little enamel heart on the envelope is just the CUTEST!

Monthly Card Making Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For these cards, the instructions showed the bow on the right but it’s sideways and so I did just a knot on the rest of mine. Plus I know you all prefer to make knots than bows. Let me know in the comments below whether you prefer the knot or the bow!!!

I’ll be sure to share the Valentine’s Treat Boxes I’m making with the Little Love Add On Kit once they are complete! If you would like to get these little treat boxes to coordinate with your Paper Pumpkin Kit, click the image below!

If you liked this January 2021 Paper Pumpkin and want to try it out, be sure to sign up for the February Paper Pumpkin Kit by February 10th by clicking here! Try it out for a month or longer! It’s all up to you! The February Kit will contain full sized cards and the theme is Bouquet of Hope!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Join the Club!!!

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I am starting Round 27 of Stamp Club and I’m so excited! It has been such a hit with my locals that I have decided to offer it for EVERYONE!!! So join the club!!! If you love Stampin’ Up products, Stamp Club is for you because you get the amazing products that you love but also you get FREE STUFF and ideas/samples to use these products!!!

Stamp Club, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stamp Club lasts for 6 months! Each month you place a minimum order of $25 and one of the months, you are the HOSTESS! No need to clean your house or get out the fancy china though. Typically my hostesses get about $50+ in Free Product as well as a half price item so it’s pretty fabulous! Each month you will also get 2 projects from me! We will then do a Zoom together where I will create the projects and offer tips! This will help give you ideas and keep you inspired! Space is limited so claim your spot TODAY!

My Stamp Clubs over the years have become part of my family. Many of my clubbers have been attending for years and we love it! Taking the month of December off for the holidays is rough because we missed each other! I love the relationships I have built through stamping together! <3

Be a part of something fabulous! Join the Club!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Floral One Sheet Wonder!!

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One Sheet Wonders are so much fun because they use ALL of one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (or 6″ x 6″). I like to stick to minimal products as well to really just enjoy the card making part and not the big mess part! 🙂 This Floral One Sheet Wonder is my current favorite!!!

Floral One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper which is just stunning! The back side of the floral paper is that fun mosaic yellow print which I used on 2 cards. It was just so hard to not use the floral side. Then I looked at the paper pack at the coordinating colors and picked my favorite – Night of Navy, Petal Pink, and Merry Merlot. I went with Basic White even though there is also some Very Vanilla in the pattern too.

First, I started off by cutting my card bases in each of the 3 colors (4 bases). This makes 12 cards! Then I cut my designer series paper and just started layering and mixing and matching! For the greetings, I stamped the Many Messages greeting in Merry Merlot and Night of Navy and die cut them with the coordinating die. BOOM! 19 greetings in each color! It was so quick and simple. AMAZING! Then as I was creating the cards, I just grabbed a greeting and popped it on. Another option would be to package the cards and greetings together and attach as you need the cards.

This Floral One Sheet Wonder set made quick and simple cards for all of my upcoming occasions! This is also a great gift to wrap all of these cards up together and offer! Have you ever tried out a One Sheet Wonder?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget you can get a One Sheet Wonder Template Offer as well as a Card Making Cheat Sheet when you join my mailing list! Join with the form below now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Total Perfection!!!

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I love Birthdays! Everyone has one and it’s the perfect time to celebrate OURSELVES! It’s our day! So do exactly what you want and enjoy it to the fullest. Heck, sometimes I even like to call it my birthday month! It’s not my birthday month but I do have a fabulous birthday card to share with you today! I think it’s total perfection!

Total Perfection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love this birthday greeting from the Sale-A-Bration Approaching Perfection Stamp Set! That set has lots of fun birthday greetings in it AND you can get it for FREE with a $50 order! Woot Woot!

This fun card is a Z fold card. I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Fold it in half like a normal card and then fold the front panel back in half! It’s as easy as that. Then I added some Flower & Field Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper to the front panel. This piece measures 5-3/8″ x 2-1/8″.

Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies in Whisper White and Bumblebee. When I did the greeting with regular dies, it just didn’t pop. Then I did the stitching and it just POPPED! It’s crazy how such a little texture gives such a big look! The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay on the front and inside! Be sure when adding the rectangle greeting to the card front that you only put adhesive on the left hand side otherwise you will seal your card closed! Then I finished it off with a few Black

Z Fold Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to create this Total Perfection card, check out the supplies below! Remember that you can select the Approaching Perfection Stamp Set and Flower & Field as FREE Sale-A-Bration items for every $50 you spend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Spread the Love!!!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner so I want to share this sample to inspire you!!! This card is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, and just any old day to spread the love!

Spread the Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this card because it’s so fabulous it doesn’t even need a greeting on the front which makes it even more versatile! Perfect!!!

I started with a regular Whisper White card base and folded it in half. Then I cut 3/4″ off the front flap to reveal the inside of the card. Then I stamped the row of hearts from the Lots of Hearts Stamp Set along the edge in Rococo Rose Ink! I also stamped a greeting on the inside in Rococo Rose Ink!

For the front of the card, I added a piece of Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″) on the front flap! Then for the heart, I stamped it in Rococo Rose onto Blushing Bride and layered it onto Rococo Rose! Next, I added a little loop of the Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I actually used the underside of the ribbon rather than the super metallic side! It’s softer and perfect!

What occasion would you use this card for? Let me know in the comments below! Either way, don’t forget to spread the love to those who mean the world to you! If you want to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below! You can even click ADD ALL TO CART for easy shopping! Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration too!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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