Season of Thanks!!!

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Tis the Season! The Season of Thanks! I am LOVING these blues and greens together and feel like I’ve fallen in love! Stampin’ Up really nailed it with the Come to Gather Suite!!! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Season of Thanks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am so in love with this card. It is elegant, Fall, and full of love! That’s perfect in my opinion!

I started with a Soft Sea Foam card base. Next, I took a piece of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it onto the front. Then I added a dab of adhesive in the center and pressed the strip of ribbon into it. This ribbon is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Pack. It is always best to add the adhesive to the cardstock than to the ribbon, it just sticks better that way!

Gather Together Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink. Be sure to stamp it on the far right side so there is room for the leaves and pumpkin on the left. This was stamped on a Very Vanilla Stitched Label! Those things are so beautiful and I love using them for all different styles of cards. On the left hand side, I adhered 2 textured leaves that were die cut from the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. Then I stamped the pumpkins in Soft Sea Foam and die cut those out as well. I added this entire piece to the card front over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Basic Sequins for some bling!

Come to Gather Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added some pumpkins and another greeting from the Gather Together stamp set! It’s just perfect!!!

If you would like to make this Season of Thanks card, click on the supplies listed below to get started! Also, a big thank you to all of you for checking out my blog and following me on this crafting journey! Hugs to you all!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Adding Cool Whip!!!

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Adding Cool Whip is always necessary when having hot chocolate right?? As a kid, we always ate the cool whip and then said we were done. I don’t think any of us really liked hot chocolate but we enjoyed the cool whip!

Adding Cool Whip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How sweet is this card?? I just love the cute factor and that fun texture!!! So let’s get started on how I created this card!

I started with a Shaded Spruce card base. Then I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I die cut the white mugs with the Cup of Cheers Dies and placed them on the card. Scoot the mugs down a bit and using a pencil, draw a line across the top of the mugs from side to side. This will be your guide for adding the Puff Paint and making sure it isn’t too wide or too high on the card. Now let’s add puff paint and set it with the Heat Tool!

Puff Paint, www.LaurasStampPad.com

TIPS FOR USING PUFF PAINT: It is very liquidy so be careful not to use too much or have it spill all over. After applying a thin layer, start heating it from the bottom of the cardstock to set it. Once you see a little shine around the edges, move to the top side to heat it. Be sure to hold it there for a decent amount of time because first it will look dry and then it will start to puff. Add more puff paint to fill in holes or increase your area. You can always add more but can’t always take it back. Also, remember that no 2 puff paints are going to look the same. It’s kind of like watercoloring!

After the Puff Paint is done, you can assemble the card. Don’t assemble first because the heat tool can melt your ribbon. I stamped the mugs with the Cup of Christmas greenery piece in Shaded Spruce Ink and then added them below the Puff Paint with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then I added a piece (2″ x 4″) of the Perfectly Plaid Designer Paper at the top. Taking the Shaded Spruce & Gold Ribbon, I added a strip across the card where the designer paper and cardstock meet. Securing the ends on the back side with Stampin Dimensionals and then added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. Then I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with Holiday Rhinestones on either side!

Cup of Christmas Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using that same greenery stamp, I stamped each corner in Shaded Spruce Ink.

If you would like to watch me adding cool whip to this fabulous card, 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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Feels Like Frost!!!

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I can’t believe I didn’t show off this paper sooner because it is BEAUTIFUL!!! The Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Paper is amazing. It is a 6″ x 6″ pack and one side has silver foil prints. This makes it SUPER hard to decide which side to use. Check it out!

Feels Like Frost, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just look at this amazing paper….I’m in love! It can be used for so many different looks and that’s what makes it super versatile. One side of each sheet is a white and silver foil print. This can be used as is or you can add color by sponging, coloring, or brayering over the top. That means you can create any color of paper. These prints can also be used all year long.

The other side of the paper has very detailed, beautiful photographic images of winter/snow/frosted nature. The shades of blues and purples are just fabulous! They are so realistic and stunning that you don’t even want to cut up these sheets. Using them for a winter scrapbook page would be perfect!!!

Be sure to check out other Holiday Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper reveals here, here, and here!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, 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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Technique Tuesday: Adding A Scallop Ribbon Border!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and it’s super simple! Check out this adorable scallop ribbon border on this card. The cool thing about this is that you can get 2 cards for every 5 inches of ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half!!!

Scallop Ribbon Border, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and perfect for making multiples!! The pack of Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper has so many great prints that would all work in this same color scheme.

I started with a card base of Pretty Peacock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the front and inside). Then, I cut the Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper into 4″ x 4″ squares. That means you can get 9 cards from 1 sheet of designer paper with no waste. YEAH!! I added Tear And Tape along the bottom of the designer paper and since it’s a perfect square it doesn’t matter where the bottom is. Then taking the Pretty Peacock Scallop Trim Ribbon, I cut it in half so I could get 2 cards for every piece. Press the half piece of ribbon into the Tear And Tape on the edge and trim off the extra on the ends.

Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After adding adhesive all around the other sides of the designer paper, it is then added to the Very Vanilla piece. Next, I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars Stamp Set in Celestial Copper Ink on the bottom. I am loving this shiny copper ink. With the coordinating Star Framelits, I die cut a star in Copper Foil Paper. You could also use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements! The Fine Tip Glue Pen is amazing for adhering delicate items like this.

Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this Scallop Ribbon Border 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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Night Before Christmas Paper!!!

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We have a few months before it is the night before Christmas but this Night Before Christmas Paper is here now! There are other fun papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog which you can check out here and here!

Night Before Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is something for everyone in this pack of paper! Everything Christmas is here like lights, presents, reindeer, holly berries, Santa, and so much more! This paper is 6″ x 6″ so it’s easy to cut up and use for various different projects like cards, tags, gift packaging, and scrapbooking! There are also tons of sheets with basic prints like stars, stripes, plaid, etc so those are good to use all year long. That makes me super happy because the chances of using each sheet during the Holidays is slim so now I can use it later too!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Night Before Christmas Paper, 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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Snow Much Fun!!!

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In January, we shall have snow much fun….but for now I’m holding onto Summer! 🙂 How about you? Do you love snow or summertime? While we are enjoying the Summer sun and Fall leaves changing, we can still play with snow in our crafting!!! Check out these cuties!!!

Snow Much Fun, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the perfect kind of snowman because it comes out perfect no matter how much snow you get and you get to stay inside all warm!

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. One is for the front and the other is for the inside of the card! Then I took a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper measuring 4″ long and as tall as you wish. I ripped the top side for a snowy slope look. TIP: Rip away from you for a cleaner look. Also, if you are struggling to rip it because of the thick plastic-y back, use you scissors to get it started. Place this on the Whisper White as a guide for where to stamp your snowman so he isn’t floating in the air.

Snowman Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The snowmen were stamped from the Snowman Season Stamp Set and in Basic Gray Ink for that more subtle look. For the bigger snowman, I stamped him onto scrap white and punched him out with the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the buttons (Pumpkin Pie) and nose (Basic Black). I added the punched out snowman to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit, I added some warm and cozy felt pieces. To spruce up the other snowman, I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the snowballs!

For the greeting at the top, I added a strip of Let It Snow Designer Paper and added the greeting from the Snowman Season Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Real Red and added some Holiday Rhinestones!

Heartwarming Memories, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I stamped the third snowman in the set in Basic Gray Ink. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored him in! I also added the greeting in Real Red Ink. All the images are from the Snowman Season Stamp Set! It’s such a cute set! I love it!!!

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

If you would like to watch me create this cute let it snow card, 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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Brightly Gleaming Paper!!!

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This Brightly Gleaming Paper is so stunning with the copper foil accents. I just love Night of Navy for Christmas time but I usually pair it with Silver. This copper has me converted and LOVING IT! It was time for something new and fresh anyway! 🙂

The one thing that I love the most about this paper is how one side of the paper has a more holiday pattern and the other side is basic. That means that this paper can be used for Christmas Cards and for all occasion cards throughout the year. This means I get to use it all up!!! I do have to say it is hard to pick the non-foil side because while it is pretty too, covering up the foil is hard! Do you struggle with using one side only to cover up the other side??? Let me know in the comments. I know I sure do!

I have started to play with this paper and it is lots of fun for elegant cards. Using the NEW Delicata Copper Ink makes it even more fabulous! Be sure to stock up on this for sure!

If you would like to see each sheet of this Brightly Gleaming Paper, 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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Coloring Apples!!!

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The Holiday Mini Catalog begins tomorrow and I CAN NOT WAIT!!! There are so many fabulous products from Fall to Winter and Halloween to Valentine’s Day! I thought I would start off with this fun Fall or Back to School Card with coloring apples!

coloring apples, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh how I am loving Stampin’ Blends and the coloring fun you can create. Red apples would be super fun too!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Night of Navy (4″ x 5-1/4″) and layered some of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper on the left side! I used the Rectangle Stitched Shapes to die cut the designer paper to a little extra flare. The greeting was also die cut with the Stitched Rectangles and stamped in Night of Navy from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set!

Granny Smith Apples, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the apples, I stamped them in Basic Gray Ink onto scrap white. These are all from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and I punched them out with the coordinating Apple Builder Punch. Using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, I colored in the apples and leaves. The stems and seed were colored in Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. TIP: I found that by adding the dark color around the bottom and sides only and then blending it all with the light marker worked the best. I colored a million apples with the entire lower half in dark and it just would not blend out well. Have fun with it and enjoy a little variation in color because after all nature has variation.

I added the apples to the card front. One of them is flat and the other one and half are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals! Of course I had to have some dimension on the card! If you would like to recreate this card and coloring apples, check out the supplies listed below and you can start ordering the Holiday Mini Catalog goodies tomorrow!

If you would like to watch the coloring apples and assembling, 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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Let It Snow!!!!

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No No No…….I don’t want to Let it Snow right now! The NEW Let It Snow Specialty Paper though is all about YES YES YES!!!! Check out this amazing 12″ x 12″ double sided paper!!!

Let It Snow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper is 12″ x 12″!!! There are also a few sheets that have this gorgeous chunky glittery texture/shine that is just amazing. It’s the perfect look for snow. Eeeeee It is just so fabulous! This is one of those papers that you can simply add to the card front and put a greeting in the corner. BOOM you have a stunning card. The paper does all the work for you!

Don’t forget that there is the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit. This kit has fun little snowballs, glitter washi tape, felt scarves, hat, and gloves. Then there are enamel carrots, buttons, and stick arms. You are all set for snowman building after you get these. You can check out the full reveal of that kit here!

If you want to see other designer papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog that is coming out on September 4th, click here and here!

If you would like to see the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Paper, 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


Flying Away!!!

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I’m writing this blog after dropping Claire off at a Stay & Play for the first time. I’m so excited for her to play with other kids and new toys and have fun. There is also the excitement that I have dedicated time to work without interruptions. Then there is that little pull on my heart that misses her already and is wondering what is she doing and does she miss me. It’s like she’s already flying away from me. 🙁 But just like this card says, Let Your Dreams Soar!!!

Flying Away, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for this time of the year. Send it to someone who is heading off to college. Someone heading to a new job would love a card like this too! There are so many wonderful uses for this card that is sure to put a smile on their face and some warmth in their heart!

I started with a Pretty Peacock card base. Next, I took a piece of 4″ x 4″ Terracotta Tile and embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This gives just the perfect amount of texture! This piece was added on the left hand side of the card front. Then, I took a piece of the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper and stamped hot air balloons all over in Pretty Peacock. All of these images are from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. Then I added this layer to the card front.

Subtle Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the flying away balloon focal point and the greeting! I die cut a Stitched Circle in Very Vanilla! Then on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla, I stamped the Hot Air Balloon and greeting in Basic Gray Ink. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the balloon! I went with Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral. For the basket, I actually stamped in Basic Gray onto Smokey Slate cardstock. I added these to the circle with regular Snail Adhesive but then I popped up the full circle on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Off to the right, I added a little banner strip with the other greeting stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink. I finished off the card with a few Faceted Dots in Pretty Peacock!

If you would like to recreate this Flying Away card, check out the supplies listed below. You can also check out other samples using this set here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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