Balloon Celebration!!!

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Now is a great time to work on birthday cards. After all the weather has us inside more and everyone has a birthday so let’s have a balloon celebration. Balloons are great for birthday cards and graduation cards and baby cards! Really just any occasion, am I right?!?!

Balloon Celebration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

SUPPLIES & MEASUREMENTS:

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock – 4 ¼” x 11”, cut at 3 ¼” along 11” and then score at 2 ¼”
  • Lost Lagoon Cardstock – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Bright & Beautiful Designer Paper – 2” x 4”
  • Basic White Cardstock – 4” x 3”
  • Lemon Lime Twist scrap for die cutting
  • Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon – 8”

CARD INSTRUCTIONS:

Starting with a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock measuring 4 ¼” x 11”, cut at 3-1/4” along the 11” side. This piece (3 ¼” x 4 ¼”) will be your focal point layer. With the leftover piece (4 ¼” x 7 ¾”), score at 2 ¼” and fold! This is now your card base.

Adhere strip of Bright & Beautiful Designer Paper to the left hand flap (card front). Stamp Lost Lagoon Cardstock with greeting/decoration of your choice in Pretty Peacock Ink. Adhere to the inside of the card. Stamp balloons in Pretty Peacock Ink on the left side of the Basic White Cardstock. Next, stamp balloon strings in Memento Ink or feel free to draw them. Then stamp greeting in the lower right corner. Then adhere this layer to the Pretty Peacock Cardstock (3 ¼” x 4 ¼”). Add this to the card front by adhering only the left hand side to the designer paper. It should be centered.

Die cut scrap Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the balloon die and add it with the others popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure there is a string for this one too! Tie ribbon into a bow and adhere to the card front over the balloon tails. Mini Glue Dots work well for adhering the bow!

I hope you enjoyed this Balloon Celebration card tutorial! You can check out more cards using the Beautiful Balloons Bundle here or watch this video tutorial!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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The January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit came in HOT with this stunning Lovely Lavender Kit! I love the shades of purple and that purple foil is just amazing!!!

Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the purple foil trim on this card so much. Also the fun way the greenery and lavender pop through the cut out and feel so 3D makes me happy! As for the greeting, I really contemplated it. Anniversary cards are really lacking in my stash and I thought this would be perfect for that. Then I decided I didn’t want to get up and look for an Anniversary greeting AND why not make 4 Valentine’s Day cards. Valentine’s Day is a favorite of mine because I love sharing/showing my love. Sometimes I like to have a kit push me into making cards of a certain variety so that I send them out. So now I have 4 Valentine’s Day cards to send to those I love! 🙂

January Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card would actually make a great Anniversary card! I loved the bouquet look with one stamped image and three die cut pieces. It is just stunning. I think I could have done without the twine and maybe added some bling but that’s my personal opinion. I love these cards!!!

BONUS Paper Pumpkin Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

BONUS: I didn’t even notice this at first glance. The popped out piece from the first card is actually made into a tag. How fabulous!?!?! I shared a few of these pieces with Claire so mine didn’t all look like the directions but that’s okay!

This Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with the Perennial Lavender Suite in the Mini Catalog!!! So if you are loving this, check out that Suite here!

Be sure to sign up for the February Paper Pumpkin Kit before February 10th! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Countryside Inn!!!

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Give me all the shades of blue with the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper!!! Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Boho Blue and Misty Moonlight are all the colors in this paper pack! You can really have fun with this for quick and simple cards!!!

Countryside Inn Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To create these 2 cards, I used a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the Designer Paper! If you wish to create lots of these cards, you can get 4 of these rectangles from a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Paper with leftovers. The leftover pieces can be used on the inside of the cards or for additional cards!

SUPPLIES & MEASUREMENTS:

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Boho Blue Cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper – 4 ¼” x 5 ½” cut diagonally in half

CARD INSTRUCTIONS:

Stamp greeting and decoration as you wish in the upper right-hand corner. I used Night of Navy Ink for all. For the card on the left side, I stamped off once for a lighter look for the dots. Adhere triangle of designer paper in the lower left corner. Depending on the pattern on your designer paper, this could be flipped or rotated around to create a landscape card or even your stamped greeting in a different corner. Embellish as desired. 

You can also check out more details about this card and others using the Countryside Inn Designer Paper in this video tutorial!

Want to recreate this card? Check out the supplies listed below! Click Add All To Cart for easy shopping too!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Girl’s Night Out!!!

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Girl’s Night Out or Girls Day Out or Girls Online Week…..whatever you want to call it and whatever works for you! It is all happening this week!!!

Girl's Night Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Sale-A-Bration is here and it is time to party! I have my Girl’s Day/Night Out event tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9th in person at my place. There is a 10 a.m. session and a 6 p.m. session. Right now the 10 a.m. session is full but I still have openings for the evening session. Click here for all of the details!

If you aren’t local or can’t attend on Tuesday, no worries at all. I have Girls Week Out going all week on my Facebook Page this week!!! Check that out here! Be sure to like and follow my page so you don’t miss out on my daily posts! I will also be going LIVE this week on my Facebook Page sharing product, samples, inspiration, and stamping! You won’t want to miss out!

Of course all of this celebrating is because of Sale-A-Bration! This is Stampin’ Up’s biggest promotion. With Sale-A-Bration, there are many different ways to earn FREE Stuff!!!

Ways to Earn During Sale-A-Bration!

  1. You can place an order and earn Free Product for every $50 you spend!
  2. You can combine orders with friends, have an online or in person party where everyone can earn free stuff when they order AND you as a hostess will earn Hostess Goodies plus $30 more in free product when the party reaches $300 in sales!
  3. For the best offer of all, you can join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration for just $99 (plus tax) and you will get to pick out $125 in any product you would like plus OPTION 1: Glass Craft Mat, Silicone Mat, and Cleaning Cloth (value $60) or OPTION 2: Additional $30 in product
    You also get free shipping and a discount on all future orders as a demonstrator. Of course I have to mention you get to be a part of my Fabulous Friend Stamp Family and all of the other perks of being a demonstrator too!!! Click here to get this offer!

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook for all the fun for Girl’s Night Out this week or if you can join in the fun in person…..see you on Tuesday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


All The Best – Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The December Paper Pumpkin Kit – All The Best was just that THE BEST! I absolutely love this kit! The blues and yellows together and the flowers make my heart happy. The fun greetings and font are perfect for many occasions! Then there is the gift box which is perfect for December!!!

All The Best Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love all of these cards so much that I don’t think I can even rank them! The gold foil accents really make it POP! It takes it from a beautiful card to WOW, that’s stunning! The card above was super simple and my only tip is to make sure your flower has just 1 Stampin’ Dimensional on it. Also, be sure the placement of that Dimensional is on the left hand side so it nooks into the greeting without being doubled up!

Hello Friend Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect to have on hand for any occasion or for when you need to send a card just because you thought of someone! Do you send cards like that?!? Randomly think of your Great Aunt and just pull out a card and send it to her to brighten her day?! I try to but don’t get it done as often as I would like because the kids or something tend to distract me and then I forget. On this card, I actually didn’t read the instructions. SHOCK! I popped up the circle greeting and then struggled with placement of adhesive to attach the flowers. If you put the greeting on flat and then pop up the flowers, it would be much easier! 🙂

December 2023 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has LOTS of gold foil and I love it! Then that POP of yellow. I love it! It’s like a black and white photo with one item in the photo colored! Also, it just needed like 3-4 Stampin’ Dimensionals on the big spots of the flower and then the stem is held with the greeting! We also can’t forget to shout out those stunning envelopes!

Acetate Gift Box Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit also came with an acetate box so you can package up some cards and give them as a gift. The timing for this is PERFECT! Have a friend stopping by? Have a party you are attending and want a little something for the hostess? Grabbing coffee with a friend? Take this little box of cards as a gift and you are sure to bring a smile to their face!

What did you think of the December 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – All The Best? Let me know in the comments below!

Be sure to sign up for the January Kit which coordinates with a Suite from the NEW Mini Catalog coming out in January! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Don’t Miss Out!

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The NEW year is right around the corner and amazing things are happening!!! Don’t miss out on any of it. Be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter so you get all the details on everything! Sign up here for FREE and get a Card Making Cheat Sheet!

Don't Miss Out On The Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The January to April Mini Catalog begins soon as well as Sale-A-Bration!!! This is an amazing time to enjoy getting those crafting supplies you love and be rewards with even more goodies! I have these catalogs in hand and can mail one out to you if you would like one! Message me here for your catalog! Be sure to mark your calendars for the Launch Party too! In person party will be Tuesday, January 9th and Online will be on my Facebook Page – Laura’s Stamp Pad the whole week of January 8th! Eeeee I’m just so excited about these new products and celebrating with you!

Can’t wait for January?!? Did you know you can join Stampin’ Up! this month AND get these new products from the Mini Catalog in your Starter Kit?!? It’s true! Join Stampin’ Up! now and get all the amazing benefits and sneak peaks!

I hope you are enjoying all the holiday fun this month and I can’t wait to kick off the New Year with you!!! You don’t want to miss out!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Did You Hear?!?!

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Did you hear that Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING today only on orders of $75 or more?!?!

Did you hear free shipping, www.LaurasStampPad.com
  • Today, only you can enjoy free shipping on orders of $75 or more!!! Woot Woot! That also means you will earn my Free Paper Pack of the Month as well. The Free Paper Pack of the Month for December is the Online Exclusives Meandering Meadows Designer Paper. This is the same one used in the Online Card Class on Friday!
  • Please keep in mind that due to the high volume of orders and the Christmas season, orders may not arrive as quickly as usual. Orders placed during this promotion are not guaranteed to arrive before or by 25 December.
  • Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions do qualify for Free Shipping as well as Clearance Rack items and Sale Items!
  • Did you hear it is TODAY ONLY so don’t delay!

No need to shop till you drop because you can shop from the comfort of your home. Click here to shop now or feel free to message me your order and I can place it for you! I’m always happy to help you with ordering! Call, text, or email me! This offer is today only!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Sparkling Snowflakes!!!

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Winter is here and that…..MIGHT…..mean snow! Who here loves snow?!?!? I’m not the biggest fan but you probably already knew that if you have been following me for even a hot minute! I do love stamping snow though with this Sparkling Snowflakes Set!!!

Sparking Snowflakes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is so fabulous because it can be used as a Christmas Card or even an all occasion card throughout the winter season! Who wouldn’t love to get this on a cold January day to cheer them up?! I know I would and I don’t even like snow! The soft pastel colors brighten it up but you could also use your favorite color combination!

Card Tutorial

First, I started with a card base. Next, I took a piece of Basic White cardstock (5-1/2″ x 4″) and stamped snowflakes (from the Sparkling Snowflakes Stamp Set) in 3 sizes all over. Be sure to start with the biggest snowflake and work your way down, this way you have plenty of room for each size! The colors I used were Fresh Freesia, Boho Blue, and Pool Party! How crazy is it that Pool Party looks so green when stamped with the other colors!?!?! After stamping the snowflakes, I ripped both sides for some fun texture and then added this piece to the card front!

For the greeting, I punched a 2″ strip of Basic White cardstock with the coordinating Sparkling Snowflakes Tag Topper Punch! This gives such a fun and detailed look! Add the greeting and some more snowflakes and you are all set. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The final touch was adding some Tinsel Gems!

Winter Snowflake Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, don’t forget to stamp some snowflakes on a piece of Basic White for the inside of the card. Decorating the envelope is also a fun added touch too! Getting happy mail in the mailbox with a fun stamped image is always exciting!

If you would like to make this Sparkling Snowflakes card, check out the supply list below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Warmest Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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The November 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Warmest Wishes contained little glittered winter houses that are to be used as treat packaging! They are so shiny and cute!!!

Warmest Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The glittered snow really doesn’t show up in these photos and that makes me sad. The kit comes with the houses having the glitter on them already which is even better. YAH! Safe glitter! All you have to do is fold on the score lines, add wreaths with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the twine and tag! The kit also includes cellophane bags and wreath stickers to seal them closed. It is just sooooo cute!

My plan with this kit each year is to use it for neighbor gifts! I make Saltine Toffee and bag it up. We walk up and down the street dropping it off on porches for our neighbors! I do have a small problem with this Warmest Wishes Kit…..it’s too little! I could give everyone like 1 bite of the toffee but that is no fun! Soooooo I cut the houses into two. First, I cut the top at the roof and then I cut the bottom flap off so it’s just the front and back of the house. Next, I took the Very Best Trio Punch and added a little hole for ribbon at the top! Now I have a tag to attach to a bag of toffee! PERFECT! Also, since I cut them into 2, I now have twice as many!!! YAH!

November Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Did you get the Warmest Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit? How are you using your kit this season? Let me know in the comments below!

December Paper Pumpkin!

December Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a sneak peak of the December Paper Pumpkin Kit! You have until December 10th to get signed up! This also means that it will arrive before Christmas Day if you need a gift under the tree for someone! Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions are also a fun gift idea for anyone because these kits are all inclusive and simple to create! Check out the options below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Water Painters For The Win!

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Stampin’ Up! Water Painters come in a 3 pack and they are amazing for watercoloring, creating backgrounds AND sealing envelopes rather than licking them!

Water Painters, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up! Water Painters come as a 3 pack. There is a fine tip brush, a thicker (marker like tip) brush, and a wide, flat brush (as shown in blue above). These brushes are just $13.00 (plus tax and shipping) and you can do so many amazing things with them!

Simply fill the barrel with water and use to watercolor a stamped image. Once you are finished with a color, wipe off the tip on a paper towel and move to the next color. You can also create backgrounds with them. Stripes, polka dots, plaid, a border…..the possibilities are endless. One of my favorite things to use my Water Painter for is sealing envelopes. Especially during this time of year when I’m sealing lots of envelopes, it’s quick and simple and no watery mess. Best of all no nasty taste in my mouth or a paper cut on my tongue. So handy for so many reasons!

Get yours today for the holiday season and all year long!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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