Berry Sweet & Simple!!!

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This card style is perfect for any occasion! The basic colors make it easy to swap a color in or out for your liking. It’s just so berry sweet and simple!!!

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I am just loving this layout and how interchangeable it is!! I used the Witty-cisms Stamp Set which has lots of greeting/image variety!

For the card base, I used Smoky Slate cardstock. Next, I took 3 strips of scrap paper in Basic Black (1″), Whisper White (1″), and Silver Glimmer Paper (3/4″) and punched them with the Banner Triple Punch. This is a great way to use up scraps. Also, you can snip off the length you need, punch it again and keep going to make lots of this card style.

For the focal point, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for those adorable scallop stitched rectangles. You can use whichever size fits your image. I went with Real Red and Whisper White for this one to match the berry. I stamped the image from Witty-cisms in Memento Black Ink and then colors it with Stampin’ Blends. Then I layered these together and then added them to the card front over the ends of the banner strips with Stampin’ Dimensionals! This gives a smooth look but also some texture to the card!

Strawberry, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to color just the strawberry image. Then I stamped it in the corner of a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) for the inside of the card!

To this this berry sweet and simple card in action as well as a graduation card using the same style, check out the video tutorial 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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Let the Paper Do It!!!

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Stampin’ Up makes some amazing gorgeous designer paper. Sometimes the hardest part is cutting it up or deciding which side to use. Push past that and let the paper do all the hard work! Just add the paper and embellish!!!

Let the Paper Do It, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at this beautiful card using the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. The poppies do all of the hard work and I just added some ribbon and a greeting! It’s that simple!

I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered a piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding these layers to the card front, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it. I just did a knot but you could always tie a bow! I recommend double knotting it before creating the bow so that it’s not a secure/tight around the cardstock!

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out the coral decorative circle from the Painted Labels Dies. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set. I punched it out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch! The white is layered onto the coral with Snail Adhesive but then I added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

Do you like using Designer Paper on every card? I feel like I always start with that and need some sort of pattern but technically stamps, ink, and paper makes a beautiful card too….like this card! Remember if you are looking for a quick and simple card, just let the paper do it! Let me know you favorite in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin

~Laura

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Meerkat Silhouette Sunset Card!!!

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The cuteness factor: HIGH! The amazing view factor: HIGH! Fun technique factor: HIGH! This Meerkat Silhouette Sunset card is just adorable and I’m going to share with you how to make it!!!

Meerkat Silhouette Sunset Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Mango Melody card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the lizard in the corner and added it to the card front. I just had to add him to the card because he’s adorable!

Sunset, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the meerkats on there in Memento Black Ink. Then using the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored them all in. Then I placed a 1-1/2″ scrap circle over the center of the card. It should cover up some of the meerkats. Starting with Mango Melody, I sponged the color around the circle making sure it didn’t move. Next, I took a Daffodil Delight Sponge Dauber and colored the rest of the way out, making sure to blend the colors together. Be sure to go over the meerkats so the color gets everywhere. Now you have that fabulous sunset and silhouette look.

In order to make the meerkats not look like they were floating, I took a scrap piece of Basic Black and ripped it along the top. Then I placed this under the meerkats and trimmed off the excess. This layer was added to a Basic Black piece of cardstock before adding it to the card front. This makes the image pop more!!

Happy Birthday To A Stand-Up Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Mango Melody Ink. All of these images are from the Sale-A-Bration Gangs All Meer Stamp Set. Woot Woot for free stamps! Using the Label Me Lovely Punch, I layered these images today. I just trimmed off pieces of the punched image to get a different look. Check out this video on that! I’m still debating on where I want to add a few rhinestones either above the lizard or on either sides of the greeting. The yellow/orange ones in the Holiday Basics Rhinestone Pack would work perfectly!

To see the Meerkat Silhouette Sunset all in action, check out the the video tutorial 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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Rain or Shine!!!

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Rain of Shine….you are always on my mind! How adorable is that greeting!?!? Especially this time of year when it seems to be raining all the time. I still love Spring though!!!

Rain or Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This adorable card uses the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper which is from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Release. This paper will no longer be available after March 31st so get it before it’s gone!

First, I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took the umbrella piece of designer paper and cut some pieces into 3-3/4″ x 2″ and others into 3-3/4″ x 3″. One side of the paper is raindrops and the other is the umbrellas. I did the rain on top and the umbrellas on the bottom.

Using the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, I added a bit of adhesive in the middle and pressed the ribbon into it. The ends are not secured down but that adds some texture to the card! For the greeting, I stamped it in Calypso Coral Ink onto Whisper White. The greeting is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Using the Label Me Fancy Punch, I punched out the greeting and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

This quick and simple rain or shine card is easy to whip up on a rainy day. Send out a few each week to a friend or family member that you are thinking of. It will be sure to brighten their day! See the complete list of supplies below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release!!!

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We are coming to the end of Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up did a Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release of fabulous items!!! I am loving them! There are 2 Specialty Designer Paper Packs that are amazing! They are both at the $50 level too!!!

Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Is this not the most beautiful paper ever???? It is rose gold and silver foil on white paper. That means that you can use it as is for a super elegant look or you can add color. Using Stampin’ Blends, Marker, Sponge Brayer or Sponge Daubers, you can really make this paper POP! Plus it is flowers and you all know how much I love flowers. The paper pack is 12″ x 12″ and it comes single sided. There are 3 sheets each of the 4 designs!

So Very Vellum, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The So Very Vellum is another one of the $50 Level Free Items!!! This vellum screams Spring with the soft pastel colors of Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Seafoam. That texture on the vellum really makes it stand out. It will be the perfect to add an entire background of this or even just a small piece!

To see each sheet of these Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release papers, check out the video tutorial 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


Shades of Blue!!!

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Sometimes I like to use a large array of colors and other times I like to use various shades of the same color. This fun card made of shades of blue is just fabulous!!!

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This card is just stamps, ink, and paper! Simple and fabulous! You could pick any color combination you would like for this same look! I used Blueberry Bushel & Seaside Spray!

First, I started with a Seaside Spray card base and stamped the poppies in the lower left corner. These were stamped in Blueberry Bushel Ink and I staggered them for a more natural garden look! Then I stamped the cluster of poppies in Memento Black Ink onto a strip of Whisper White. This image is just a bit too small to be stamped once so I did it twice; hanging off either end. It’s like 3/4 of the image stamped on the left and right. Next, I stamped the splotchy image in Seaside Spray and Blueberry Bushel. For the blueberry, you may want to stamp off once to lighten the color a bit and not have it over power the poppies. Then I layered this piece onto a piece of Blueberry Bushel and added it to the card front. All of these images are from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set!

For the greeting, I stamped it in Memento Black Ink just below the poppies. This area is big enough to use just about any greeting and flowers are perfect for any occasion. I used the stamp from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. This set is one of my go-to’s lately!

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped a few poppies in Blueberry Bushel in the corner! Don’t forget that you can stamp a few poppies on your envelope as well! 🙂

If you would like to recreate this shades of blue poppy card, click on the supplies listed below! To see more samples using these products, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birthday Surprise!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! This is just the cutest birthday surprise ever! I am just loving the Birthday Bonanza Suite! It is so much fun and sooooo cute!!!

Birthday Surprise, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute and actually super easy to make! Let’s get started!

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base and then I cut 2 inches off the front panel. You could also cut the cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 9″ and score it at 5-1/2″. This would result in the same look. It just depends on which way you want to go. Next, I layered Crushed Curry and Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper on that front flap!

For the greeting, I used the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set and the Label Me Lovely Punch! After stamping the greeting in Memento Ink, I punched it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Then I punched another one out in Coastal Cabana and cut it in half. Add a dab of adhesive to the back top side of the greeting and then press it onto a piece of the Coastal Cabana label allowing a nice layer of that color to show on the top. Then do the same to the bottom half. When adding this piece to the card front, just be sure to only add adhesive to the top portion of the greeting so it sticks to the top flap but doesn’t seal your card shut. Check out the video tutorial below to see this all in action!

Birthday presents, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. The greeting and presents are from the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. Thank goodness for photopolymer stamps so you can line up those images! 🙂

Check out more samples using these items here, here, and here! To make this birthday surprise card, just get the supplies listed below!

To this this all in action, check out the video tutorial 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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February 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The February 2020 Paper Pumpkin – A Lovely Day was just that. I had a wonderful time making these 9 cards that are just amazing!

February 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set of cards is my favorite!!! I love the pretty flowers and polka dot background. The other cool thing about this set is that the stripes have a little tab and slides into the polka dot side for a fun opening. It is super cute!!! The envelopes with the stripes and rounded end opening are fabulous too!

Lovely Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set of cards is the tricky ones. First I stamped the flower on the front and it lines up very well. Then I stamped the greeting on the label…no problem. When I went to assemble, my greeting was stamped to wear the lovely covered it up some. I ended up cutting the stamped label apart in order to make this work. My tip is to place the lovely down as a guide to see where you need to stamp the greetings.

This is the last set and while I love the fun cake, I almost wish I would have stuck with blues and greens for a set of masculine cards rather than adding in the Rococo Rose. They are still super cute though. The cake actually peeks through that die cut out hole!

Which set is your favorite from the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit?? Let me know in the comments below! Want to get signed up for the March Kit, click here. The sneak peak for March is that it will be Spring, Weather, Rain Boots, AND it will include 2 stamp sets to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 7th Birthday!!!! Click here to check out past kits!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


It’s a Poppy Moment!!!

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This title – It’s a Poppy Moment – makes me think of the movie Trolls. I do love that movie because it’s so cute and I played with trolls as a kid! 🙂 What about you? Did you play with trolls? Let me know in the comments below!

It's a Poppy Moment, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay back to the card at hand and not the movie Trolls! 🙂 Isn’t this one beautiful with a simple greeting stamped in black and die cut flowers! If you made a bunch of these, I would suggest die cutting a whole bunch while watching your favorite show/movie. Then assemble them with the Fine Tip Glue Pen or this fun trick! Then head to your craft table and assemble the card!

I used Poppy Parade for the card base. Next, I layered Basic Black and Whisper White. Be sure to stamp your greeting before assembling the flowers. This way you don’t have to worry about leaving enough space and if you mess up the stamped greeting, it doesn’t ruin the entire card front. Just flip it over! 🙂

Poppy Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To this this Poppy Moments card all in action, check out the video tutorial here or below. 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!!!

Check out more samples using the poppy items from the Mini Catalog by clicking here, and here!!! If you would like to recreate this card, click the supplies below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Sending Healing Hugs!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!!! It’s finally March!! Time to get out the bright colors and embrace the fact that SPRING IS COMING!!! Yes, I’m very excited and so ready for Winter to end. This beautiful sending healing hugs has everything I love – pink, flowers, bling, and love!!!!

Sending Healing Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Getting a card like this is sure to brighten your day at least for a bit. I know a card can’t take away the pain of losing someone or physical pain a person might be battling. This card CAN show love, caring, and take your mind off of it for a minute or 2. There is a lot of power in a handmade card! Send one out today and see!!!

I started with a Lovely Lipstick card base. Next, I layered some Best Dressed Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Petal Pink (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I tied some of the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon around it and into a knot. Make sure you get this step in before adhering this layer to the card base.

Pretty Label Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Melon Mambo Ink onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch! The greeting is from the So Sentimental Stamp Set! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This adds some texture but also gives a smooth look over that ribbon. I finished off the card with a few Champagne Rhinestones!

Floral Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. There was a little strip of designer paper leftover so I added it to the left side. This really pulls it all together and makes it fabulous!!!

If you would like to recreate this sending healing hugs card, check out the supplies below. Also, stay tuned as I have another fabulous one coming soon!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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