With Love & Gratitude!!!

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The September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – With Love & Gratitude was stunning! I loved the color combination and the amazing greetings!

With Love & Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How cute is this little card?!? The sentiment is super fabulous for a just because card. I do wish the size of the card was mailable but not all cute cards are! Just means I need to hand deliver some kindness. A friend, neighbor, teacher, mailman, etc. would be the perfect recipient for a card like this!

Grateful For You Treat Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Treat Bags…..not my favorite thing as I never know what to do with them. BUT not this time. I have been wanting to give a little card or treat to the car line workers at the kid’s school and the teachers and helpers. They are very kind and cheery and I’m so thankful for everything they do. I thought a little note of thanks would be perfect! These are just that! I was going to get some candy but honestly I think I’m going to wait for Halloween and use some of the kid’s candy because we all know they get way to much! Perfect!

What are you doing with your With Love & Gratitude Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Be sure to sign up for the October Kit before the 10th of the Month! Click here to try it out! It’s Christmas themed!

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Simple Card Design!!!

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I am all for a simple card design that can be used with many different colors, patterns, stamp sets, etc. This one is just that!!! Pick your favorite colors and designer paper! Grab a stamp set and your favorite punch/die and let’s get started!

Simple Card Design Circle Sayings Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Boho Blue card base. Next, I took a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the 2023-2025 In Color Designer Paper and layered it onto Pebbled Path cardstock (1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″). This strip can be added in the middle of the card front or towards the bottom like mine above! Then I took the Circle Saying Stamp Set and the coordinating Circle Punch for the greeting! Add this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! To finish it off, I added some ribbon and dots!

Floral Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Basic White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. On opposing corners, I stamped the floral image in Boho Blue! I love how the flowers frame this piece and add a little bit of decoration! Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes as well!

Check out the supplies listed below so you can recreate this card. I challenge you to at least try out this simple card design with your stamping supplies! It’s simple and fabulous!!!

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Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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The August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Meaningful Flowers and I loved it! The flowers were a lotus and a forget me not. You all know how much I love flowers so this kit didn’t disappoint.

Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The beautiful shades of blue and yellow are stunning. It makes me think of a sunrise and I love it. The instructions didn’t say to use the clear little dots but there were plenty leftover so I added them to the 5 flowers up front.

Forget Me Not Flowers Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The card front is only a half sheet so you get that peek-a-boo effect on the top half. This does make it more difficult to write a message on the inside but you can use the inside of the card front which is white. The back of the card is not an option really because there is a beautiful flower description. Although you could always use the upper portion of the back of the card!

Love, Devotion, Memories, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How amazing is this message on the back?!?! I love it! It’s beautiful and it’s different.

Lotus Flower – Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Vellum Lily Pad Pond, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The second card in the kit is this stunning lotus flower. This card was super easy to put together. All you need to do is create a pocket with the vellum lily pads, stamp the greeting and add the clear dots! You can see the clear dots much easier in this card photo than the card above. The greeting “You are capable of amazing things” is so powerful and uplifting. I love it!

You are capable of amazing things, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not sure if the recipient would do this, but you could always take the little flower and greeting out and put it in your car or on your mirror. It’s the perfect little message to brighten your day!

Lotus Flower Paper Pumpkin 2023, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The inside of this card is all white and perfect room for writing a message. The back of the card does have the beautiful flower description as well!

Which card is your favorite from this Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit?? I think I’m going with the forget me not card! Leave me a comment below!

Be sure to sign up for the September Kit here! You won’t want to miss out on this Shelli Exclusive Kit!!!

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Cupcakes For All!!!

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Cupcakes are my favorite! When I saw the Circle Sayings Stamp Set with a cupcake in it, I got excited! Here I created a card using the same concept but did one more feminine and one more masculine! Cupcakes For All!!!

Cupcakes For All Circle Sayings Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card can be created simple or stepped up! In the sample above, I used a Thick Basic White card base. Then I added a layer of cardstock that was embossed with the polka dots from the Basics Embossing Pack! You could also just do a colored cardstock base and no embossing for a simpler version!

Next, I die cut a rectangle with the Deckled Dies and stamped the cupcake all over it! Again, if you wanted a simple version, you could just cut a rectangle. The colors I used were Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia for the card on the left. The card on the right uses Pool Party and Lost Lagoon! Finally, I stamped the cupcake and greeting on Basic White and used the coordinating Circle Punch to punch it out! Simple and quick with a punch which is why this card is fun to make multiples of! The placement of the pieces on the card front is all up to you! Have fun with it! On the purple card, I added some Wink of Stella to the cupcake and some Iridescent Rhinestones!

Circle Sayings Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the cards, I decorated with some more stamping! First, I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in the darker color and then stamped off once for the cupcake so it was a lighter shadow! Don’t forget to stamp the envelopes too!!

What color combination would you use to create this card? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you create a card like this one! After all, cupcakes for all!

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Fun In The Sun!!!

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The July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Fun in the Sun was just that!!! This kit included 3 each of 3 designs that were bright and fun beachy theme! They were the perfect summer card to create right now!

Fun in the Sun, July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I honestly don’t know which one is my favorite because they all were super cool. The greetings were cheery and fun for these cards but also great to use again and again all year long!

July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All of these cards used the stair step technique which is really fun for creating a scene with you card. You can really add depth by adding a new layer on each of the steps. Just be sure when you place your adhesive on the image that it stays low enough to only hit the stair step and doesn’t adhere your card together.

Beach Themed Stampin' Up Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one might be my favorite only because I love Adirondack Chairs. Also, the greeting is amazing and I feel it to my core! Which one is your favorite from this Fun in the Sun Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!

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

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Exploring In Color!!!

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I realized I never shared the May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Exploring In Color! There have been many times I come back to my blog to look at a past kit so I thought I would still share this one even though it’s long overdue!

Exploring In Color May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit was very masculine and full of nature scenes. Honestly, the cards were so beautiful as is, I didn’t want to cover the scene! A simple greeting and some Linen Thread was perfect to create a quick and simple card. Many of the colors used in these cards are the NEW 2023-2025 In Colors – Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, and Copper Clay!

Father's Day Card May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStamPad.com

This kit came at the perfect time because I created many of them with a Father’s Day greeting! I like to send out Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards to lots of men and women in my life so this kit was perfect for adding to my stash to send out!

May Paper Pumpkin Kit 2023 - www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am not sure that I have a favorite from this kit. All of them were about equal! Which one is your favorite?!?! Did you use them for Father’s Day Cards or just masculine cards?! Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to get signed up for Paper Pumpkin, CLICK HERE!!!

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Sunrise or Sunset?!?

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Which do you prefer – Sunrise or Sunset?!?!? Honestly I am a bit torn but if I had to pick just 1, it would be sunrise. I love that early morning crispness, the birds chirping, and that feeling of newness. It’s a brand new day to be amazing! I love that! Although I will say right now, I’m not happy to see sunrises because that means the kids woke me super early. LOL

Sunrise or Sunset with Circle Saying Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This beautiful card uses the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and coordinating Circle Punch! I am loving this bundle WAY more than I ever thought I would! It’s just super versatile and I love that birthday greeting! It is small and scrolly and fabulous!

I used Azure Afternoon for the card base as well as that color from the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack! Next, I layered this with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock! I thought about coloring all of the waves and everything but then I stopped at just the sun and I love it! What do you think?!?! For this card, I used Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blends. If you want a bit brighter or more yellow/orange, go for the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends! Another option is to use both and really highlight the sun! 🙂

Check out the supply list below if you wish to recreate this card! It can be a sunrise or sunset….it’s all up to you!

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June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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I just realized I never shared the June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Here are the beautiful cards that I created! Claire and I did this kit together and she used 1 of the card bases and then various pieces. This made my 3rd set of cards a little different from the instructions!

June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit because I’m in love with that blue and white pattern. There is an antique dishes set that is blue and white and I love that too. Actually any blue glass makes me happy!!! I’m also excited that it’s not just this Kit, but I can continue creating with this beautiful pattern because of the coordinating Countryside Inn Designer Paper in the Annual Catalog!

I love the card above the most. At first I was hesitant with the greeting and thinking of when I would ever use this card. Then I realized, I should make these cards and make myself use them. I could give one to my parents after a visit or my sister when Claire and I go visit next week. Another one can go to the neighbor for having us over for a 4th of July party! See….make cards that are out of the box to make yourself use them!

Countryside Inn Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my second favorite! I love how that border is popped up and really gives dimension to the card. The color combination is also super fabulous! It’s the perfect card to have on hand for random #happymail to be sent out!!!

Welcome Inn Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The card above was created with the random leftover pieces I had. Since Claire used some vases and flowers and such for her card, I only had a few items left. I think it turned out fabulous and I really enjoyed stamping along with her to create these June 2023 Paper Pumpkin cards. She was even singing, “You can do anything, anything that you want.” It was super cute and also so true. You can copy a card that you see exactly or you can modify it. You can do anything that you like!!! Great advice from a 5 year old!

Be sure to get signed up for the July Kit before Monday!!! Click here to get your Kit!

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Hot Summer Deals!!!

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Summer is officially here! The sun is shining, the temps are up and Stampin’ Up! has some hot summer deals too! The best thing is that you can stack these deals! Woot Woot!

Hot Summer Deals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

First things, first…..FREE SHIPPING!!!! I love free shipping because if I am going to spend money, I would rather spend it on the product I love than on shipping. Am I right?!?! So today only, orders of $75 or more will get FREE SHIPPING! Remember when you order $75 through me any month, you also get the Free Paper Pack of the Month which is Bright & Beautiful!!!

June Free Paper Pack, www.LaurasStampPad.com

But wait there is still more…….Stampin’ Up! is also having their Designer Series Paper Sale this month! I love that they are doing this now because there are so many new papers in the Annual Catalog that I want to try out! So far my favorites are the Let’s Go Fishing which I’m using for the June Online Card Class which is Friday!! I also am loving the Bright & Beautiful which I used a lot last month. Masterfully Made and Countryside Inn are 2 others that I snagged on sale!!! Click here to shop and save on these papers too!

I hope you enjoy these amazing hot summer deals today and all month long! If you prefer to message me your order rather than placing it online, that works too! I’m always happy to help you!

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Gone Fishing!

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Summertime calls for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors, right?!?! I love the outdoors but allergies and mosquitoes also love me so we try to find a balance! This month I am creating with the Gone Fishing Bundle and having lots of fun! These cards are fabulous, masculine, and perfect for lots of different man occasions!!! Join in the fun with the Online Card Class!

Let's Go Fishing Online Card Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really struggle with masculine cards so I like to create and entire class dedicated to that. This time I went with the Let’s Go Fishing Suite from the NEW Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog! The outdoorsy feel and rich color combinations are just perfect! This class will be offered in person (June 29th) and online (June 19th). If you wish to participate in the Online Class, check out all the details and ways you can stamp along here!

Gone Fishing Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is one of the samples we will be creating in the card class! You will notice some New In-Colors like Pebbled Path and Wild Wheat as well as some classics of Mossy Meadow and Basic Vanilla! I have to admit I haven’t stamped with Basic Vanilla in what feels like ages. It seems all of the designer papers have used Basic White! It was nice to switch it up for a change!

I hope to see you online or in person to stamp these fabulous fishy cards using the Gone Fishing Bundle later this month! Click here for all the details!

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