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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December 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I didn’t get my dates mixed up this time. This really is the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!! It is too cute to not share with all of you AND I wanted to remind you all to sign up for the January 2021 Kit because it’s heart warming! Click here to sign up for some fun cards to kick the year off right!

December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love these cards because they are cute and perfect for what I need right now. I went with a few for kid’s birthday cards in my stash as well as a few generic so I can send as random #happymail. It’s always fun to send a card just because and that teddy bear is adorable!!!

At Home Card Kit, www.LaurasStamppad.com

It’s super cute that these cards have die cuts (bears and koalas) which have pop outs to tuck the item they are holding in. It really makes it look like they are holding it and gives it depth! PRECIOUS! I love the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

January 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit is love and heart themed but will be all full sized cards! If you would like treat boxes though, you can purchase this little add on kit for just $8.00 with 20 boxes and tags to create with! To sign up for the actual January Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here! Enjoy it for a month or more! It’s all up to you!

Don’t forget that today starts GIRLS NIGHT OUT for the new catalog launch on my Facebook! Click here to join in the fun! Here is the Hostess Code for the party as well: BPQPR73P

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Start the Party!!!

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Woot Woot! It’s officially here so let’s start the party. The January to June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion start TODAY!!!! Awwww makes me think that Spring is near! Don’t crush me…..I know it’s only January!

Start the party, www.LaurasStampPad.com

New products, new inspiration, and new stamping fun!!! I’m so excited and there are so many fun new color combinations and FLOWERS!!! Flower stamps, paper, and more that make me so happy! You can never have enough flowers, right?!?! They work perfectly for every occasion! Click here to check it out!

If you would like a copy of the January to June Mini Catalog, message me and I will get one in the mail to you right away!

Sale-A-Bration also begins today and runs through the end of February (just 2 months this year as there will be another Sale-A-Bration later in the year). For every $50 you spend, you will get to pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. There are items at the $50 level as well as the $100 level! Who doesn’t love FREE stuff when getting the things you love!?!?!?!

The real party is on Thursday and Friday with my Girls Night Out Virtual Stamp Event! From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, I will be sharing ideas, new product, games, prizes, and stamping fun on my Facebook Page. All you have to do is Like and Follow me there and you will see it all!!! Hostess Code is XS9A3CVC. Click here to shop! Let’s start the party….see you Thursday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Bye Bye 2020!

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Happy New Year’s Eve!!! How are you celebrating and saying Bye Bye 2020??

Bye Bye 2020

Sometimes I feel a little sad on New Year’s Eve because another year has gone by but this yeah I’m waving real big and happy to say good bye! I’m sure a lot of us are feeling that way! I’m excited about 2021 because that means Baby Aaha is coming! That means hopefully all the chaos of 2020 is left behind and we have a fresh new start!!!

As for my plans for tonight…..sleep!!!! I’m not sure I can stay awake till midnight and still get up and function with a toddler and being pregnant! We shall see! 🙂

I can’t wait to stamp, share, and connect with all of you in 2021!!! Here’s to a new year of stamping fun!

Happy Stampin’ Bye Bye 2020!

~Laura


What Day Is It???

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Welcome to that week every year where you have no clue what day it is or even month or year! It’s the week between Christmas and New Years!!! So if you are asking yourself, “What Day Is It?” It’s Tuesday, December 29th, 2020.

What Day Is It, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just relax….like this kitten! Isn’t he adorable?!?!?! I love kittens!!! Anyway, I just thought I would post a few reminders and check-ins with you today!

GIANT YEAR END CLOSE OUT! Don’t forget that the Holiday Mini Catalog ends on January 4th and many of those items are on sale up to 50% off! Get them before they are gone as some are gone already! Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack as well because Stampin’ Up adds items there randomly and you can get ribbons and embellishments and more for amazing prices!

All orders placed through me get fun and fabulous rewards! I appreciate you all so much and always try to give back! Orders in increments of $40 earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! Orders of $75 or more before tax and shipping earn my Free Stamp Set of the Month!!! Woot Woot! And of course all orders each month get a handmade card from me to reuse as you wish! 🙂

COMING SOON: January 5th, 2021 begins the January to June Mini Catalog as well as Sale-A-Bration Promotion! Let the party begin! I will be having my Girls Night Out Catalog Launch Party virtually starting on January 7th so near or far, you can all celebrate and experience the fun!

Wishing you all an amazing week even if you don’t know what day it is! Here’s to some relaxing, stamping, and laughter!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura