Jump In…

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When was the last time you raked up the leaves and then jumped in??? For me it was forever ago but just think about that for a moment. Can you picture it? The joy! The silliness! The fun! It sure makes you smile and while I don’t see leaf jumping happening this season for me and my pregnant belly, instead let’s jump in on this cute card of leaves!

Jump in the leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just beautiful! I love the Fall colors and that elegant gold foil background! You can always add a different greeting for any occasion this season! I made a lot with this greeting to send as #happymail.

I started with an Early Espresso card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper. This piece is that weird mushroom/half flower/who knows pattern. It works perfectly for this card because it’s the right color and the pattern is mostly masked yet it’s beautiful! Next, I created layers of Whisper White (4″ x 3-1/2″), Cajun Craze (4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″) and Early Espresso (4-3/8″ x 3-7/8). On the white layer, I stamped my images which are all from the Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set! This is also the Free Stamp Set of the Month! Woot Woot!!

First, I stamped the tree base in Early Espresso. It will fall off the bottom as the cardstock isn’t big enough. Next, I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze Ink. I inked it up, stamped on the left, lifted it up and moved it a smidge over and up and stamped again. Repeat on the right side. This gives a full tree look with that color variation! You can stamp even more if you want a fuller looking tree! The greeting was stamped in the lower right corner and then all layered together. I finished it off with a Gilded Gem near the greeting for a pop of bling and texture!

Pile of Leaves, Life is Beautiful Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now we jump in to the inside of the card, I double stamped the leaves all along the bottom of some Whisper White cardstock! By double stamping, that means I stamped it twice before going back to the ink to get that variation of color! It looks like a fun pile of leaves and coordinates well with the front of the card. You can always do the same with the envelope!

So jump in and try out this fun Fall card this season. Check out the supplies listed below to create this card. Don’t forget you can earn the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for FREE this month with a $75 order before tax and shipping. This is an exclusive offer through me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Hey There, Pumpkin!!!

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Hey There, Pumpkin…it could be a pick-up line but it could also be a fun #happymail card too!!! Check out this cute Fall card!

Hey There, Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Plaid Tidings Paper is so perfect for so many different seasons and styles of cards! It really gives this card that cozy feel! The other amazing thing is that this paper is on sale this month for 15% off! Woot Woot!!! Click here to get yours!

I started with a Cajun Crazy card base and layered on some Early Espresso and then that fabulous Plaid Tidings Paper! For the focal point, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I just love that scalloped edge and stitching. It really adds so much more to the label!

Pumpkin From Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting and pumpkin, I used the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set. I found that Early Espresso Ink worked better than a Black. It was that perfect softer look! Using the Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored the pumpkin and stem! Be sure to let them dry a smidge before punching them out with the Apple Builder Punch. I found that a few of mine didn’t punch well when they were still a smidge damp from coloring. The pumpkin and the label are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added texture!

Fall Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used some leftover plaid paper from the sheet I used on the front to decorate the inside. The little leaves are from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set too! This just adds a cute little flare to coordinate the inside.

If you would like to recreate this Hey There, Pumpkin card, check out the supplies listed below or click here to easily add them to your shopping cart!! It’s super simple! Don’t forget that the Plaid Tidings Paper is on sale this month too!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Snowflake Wishes!!!

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I am in love with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper!!! I’m even more in love with the fact that it’s 15% off this month too! STOCK UP!!!! Check out this beauty and stayed tuned for more fabulous samples too!

Snowflake Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay first of all the greeting on this card is THE CUTEST ever!!! I love it! It is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set!!! In fact, all of the products used on this card are from the Snowflake Splendor Suite!!!

Pacific Point is the card base and then I layered on Coastal Cabana and Whisper White! Each of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper pieces measure 1″ x 3-3/4″. I find that the best way to space these evenly is to place them all down and then pick one up at a time to adhere. Another option is to do the outside ones first and then work your way in! Really any of the paper in the pack would work wonderful for this card so you could make TONS of this card with the whole pack!

Christmas Card with Snowflakes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added a dab of adhesive in the center and pressed the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon into it. This ribbon is gorgeous but also a bit stiff so it’s not really something you would easily create knots and bows with. This little strip gives some texture and bling without having to worry about that! 🙂 Don’t worry about the dab of adhesive not being enough because the greeting with go over the top and secure it some more!

For the greeting, I used a 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and punched both ends with the Banners Pick a Punch for those cute banner ends. Then I stamped the greeting from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set in Pacific Point Ink. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish it off, I added a few Adhesive Backed Snowflakes!

If you would like to recreate this card, you can click any of the supplies listed below. OR you can now click right here to have all of the items right in your cart and ready to go! Anything you already have or don’t need, simply uncheck the box next to that item! It’s as simple as that! 🙂 Also, don’t forget that the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper is on Sale this month!!! WOOT WOOT!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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October 2020 Specials!!!

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Happy October!!! It’s a new month so that means new fabulous Stampin’ Up offers!!! Check out the October 2020 Specials!!

The entire month of October you can stock up on your favorite Designer Series Paper Packs! I know that some of my favorites are on this list and I’m PUMPED!!! Click here for a complete list and photo of each pack that is on sale for 15% off!!!

Let me know what your favorite designer series paper pack is! I would have to say the In Good Taste is probably my #1 because the prints are stunning and so versatile for so many projects! My 2nd favorite would probably be Snowflake Splendor….but I also super love Forever Greenery! This is tough! I’m glad they are all one sale so I can stock up!!!

October 2020 Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Free Stamp Set of the Month for October is the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set from the Mini Catalog!!! I felt this one was perfect for all of the upcoming seasons and would be very versatile! This is an exclusive offer through Me!!! All orders of $75 or more (before shipping & tax) will get this set for FREE! If you order online, I will send this set to your in the mail!!! Just my way to spoil my customers! Click here to start shopping and earning!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


A Beautiful Fall Day!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I can’t believe this is the last week of September. Where did it go?!?! I got nothing!!! Either way, today is another beautiful Fall day. I guess I have to say that now that Fall is officially here. Just don’t remind me when Winter is coming. 🙂

A Beautiful Fall Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper SOOOOOO much! It’s just stunning and the colors are fabulous and I’m so drawn to it. For this card, I let the paper do all of the work!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base. Then I layered Early Espresso (4-7/8″ x 3-1/2″) with Crumb Cake (3-3/8″ x 4-3/4″). Using any greeting of your choice that fits, stamp the greeting in Early Espresso on the bottom. I used the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set! Next, I layered on the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper on the upper portion. Each of those measure 1″ x 3-1/2″. I suggest laying them out and then grabbing each one individually to adhere. Another option is to start on the outside with the left and right and then center the middle one!

Gilded Autumn Fall Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish it off, I tied some Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon around the cardstock. This helps give a nice smooth transition from the designer paper to the greeting! Then I added this complete set of layers to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! It is so simple and yet so stunning!

If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below or click here for a simple one click shopping experience! All of the items are in your card when you click this link and you can purchase them all or just un-check the box next to the item you don’t need or already have! It is so simple! Also, check out more fun Fall cards here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Squirrel!!!

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Distracted by cute things? Yeah me too! Squirrel….I might not be that bad but I do think they are super cute! I was so excited to use one in this adorable Fall card too!! Hilarious side story for you! When I was attending the Leaders Summit, the Leadership Team was all together on a video and they were sharing about their position with the company and stories. One of the questions was who gets off topic the most and they all agreed it was the Finance Guy and they even have a stuffed animal squirrel that they bring out when he goes off on a tangent. I laughed so hard and immediately thought of this post!

Squirrel, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses the Free Stamp Set of the Month for September – Banner Year!!! It’s so easy and super cute!!!

Each little square is 1 inch and I stamped various images from the Banner Year Stamp Set into each one. For the leaf, I used Mint Macaron and stamped the leaf twice without going back to the ink. The acorn was stamped in Crumb Cake, full strength for both. Then for the pumpkin, I used Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. That one is a 2 step stamped image. Finally, on the squirrel, I inked him up completely in Crumb Cake and then before stamping him down I inked just the tail in Early Espresso. There is enough gap between his tail and head to lightly touch the edge of the ink pad and ink just the tail!

Fall Card with the Banner Year Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When layering the squares onto the Crumb Cake square, place them all out and then pick up one at a time to adhere down. This helps with spacing. Then I layered that onto a piece of the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper. This all goes onto a piece of Very Vanilla that I stamped the greeting on the bottom in Early Espresso Ink! There are a couple different greeting options in this set that work perfectly! For the ribbon, I used the Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon which is so amazing! For the top card, I wrapped the ends to the back side. In the card above, I forgot to add the ribbon till the end so I just trimmed the ends for a diagonal look!

Wooden Elements for Fall, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the card, I added a little wooden element from the In Good Taste Elements pack. There are lots of options in the pack so no worries about only having a few. You can make lots of these cards! Check out all of the supplies listed below to make your adorable Squirrel card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Creating An Easel Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you all today!!! Woot Woot! I’m creating an easel card today that is perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary. You could always change up the colors and sentiment for any occasion though!

Creating An Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous stamper, Kim Peck at a recent virtual Stamping Event! I decided to change up the colors and the designer paper for a new look!

Pop Up Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple to create! It uses very minimal supplies actually! Any time you have leftover scraps of designer series paper, this is the perfect card to make. Add a little stamping and some embellishments to hold the easel up and you are golden! The best part is that it still folds up nice and perfectly for a regular sized envelope! Woot Woot!

Love & Laughter Forever After, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To see this Easel Card in action, check out the video 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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Snowflake Splendor!!!

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I will play with snowflakes all day long in the stamp room but not in real life. I am not a huge fan of winter and bad weather. When I first saw this Snowflake Splendor Suite, I fell in love!!! Which is kind of odd since I just said I didn’t like snow and winter. Ehhh What are you going to do!?!?!

I think it’s those fabulous colors of blues, purples, and greens that I love the most. It’s soft but also POPS. The prints vary which gives a nice array of looks to use this paper for! I think it will make perfect backgrounds but also it’s stunning to just be the focal point! What do you think???

If you would like to see more papers from the August – December Mini Catalog, click here and here!

To see the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper completely, check out the video 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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Playful Pets!!!

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I have seen so many projects done with the Playful Pets Suite that I knew I had to get in on the fun. There are many time a friend loses a pet or gets a pet that I think to send a card for but I don’t always have the supplies. Since I don’t think I will use this all the time, I got just the designer paper to start with!

Playful Pets, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am cat person so of course I am loving the kitty prints the most in this pack. Also, the paw prints and bowls and stuff are really cute. I feel like unless you know the breed of the dog, it could be odd to send a card with a dog on it but not the correct one. Am I wrong? Maybe dog people wouldn’t care. I feel like while there technically are different breeds of cats, to me they are all just cats! 🙂 Let me know your favorite in the comment below – dogs or cats???

Don’t forget that you can check out other designer series paper reveals here and here!

To see the Playful Pets Paper completely, check out the video 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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Gorgeous Gilded Autumn!!!

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I’m not a huge fan of Fall but I think that’s only because it means winter is coming. I hate winter. Another option could be that I’m not really a earthly tones…browns, oranges type of girl. I prefer blacks and grays and bright colors! UNTIL NOW……Stampin’ Up released this Gilded Autumn Designer Paper and I love it so much!!!

Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have already been playing with this paper and I can’t get enough of it. It is so pretty. There are punches that coordinate with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set as well as this paper. No need to fussy cutting the images or coloring the stamped images if that’s not your thing. Of course, if you enjoy that, go for it! The foil patterns are just stunning and add that little pop of shine. I just may be looking forward to Fall this year!!!

To see the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper completely, check out the video 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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