Treat Yourself!!!

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How often do you treat yourself to something wonderful?!?! It might be ice cream or a massage or a nap or maybe a new purse or outfit!!! No matter what it is be sure to do it as often as you can because you deserve it! 🙂

Treat Yourself Stampin' Up!, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I wanted to create a card with the Sale-A-Bration Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that wasn’t winter or penguins! Here is what I came up with and I love it!!! This shows you that this paper can be used all year long for any occasion. I think this makes a fabulous birthday card but it would work for a baby card too!

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base and then added on some Penguin Playmates Designer Paper (2-1/2″ x 4″) and Soft Sea Foam cardstock (2-3/4″ x 4″)! If you would like an even split you could always do that but I sort of like the uneven look where the cardstock is bigger than the designer paper. Next, I layered together more Penguin Playmates Designer Paper (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″) onto Misty Moonlight cardstock (2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″). This layer is added to the card front flat as well because I popped up the focal point with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Using the Scalloped Contour Dies, I die cut a rectangle in Basic White and stamped the greeting in Misty Moonlight Ink. Then I stamped the ice cream from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set in Soft Sea Foam onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock and punched it out with the coordinating punch! For the cone, I stamped off once with Cinnamon Cider and then onto the cardstock with the triangle. For the waffle cone lines, I went with full strength Cinnamon Cider! I added this to the left of the greeting on the card front and finished it off with some Playing with Patterns Resin Dots!

On the inside of the card, I took a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped Happy Birthday in Misty Moonlight Ink. Then I took some of the dots and stamped them in Soft Sea Foam. All of the images are from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set! I love it!!! If you would like to recreate this card and don’t have all of the supplies, check them out below. Go on, treat yourself and have fun!!! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration still too so Stampin’ Up will treat you too!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Celebrating Pockets!!!

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I feel like everything had pockets these days! Dresses of all styles have pockets….even wedding dresses! Well now we have cards with pockets so we are all celebrating pockets!!! I feel so trendy! 🙂 lol

Celebrating Pockets Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card starts off with a piece of Calypso Coral measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. That means you can get 4 card bases with 1 piece of cardstock! Next, I layered on some You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). For the corner pocket, I took a 3-1/2″ square of Basic White cardstock and cut it diagonally. Using the Create With Friends Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then I added it to the card front by running a piece of Tear & Tape along the bottom and left hand edge. I finished it off with some Basic Rhinestones which I colored with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers!

You're A Peach Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the pocket insert, I cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Then I adhered a folded in half piece of the You’re a Peach Designer Paper (3″ x 8″) to the front of the Calypso Coral. This way you can see both the front and back of the designer paper! Be sure if your designer paper has a specific pattern that you are cutting it in the correct direction. Next, I added a piece of Basic White (2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″) to the inside to write your message on. Using the greeting from the Create With Friends Stamp Set, I stamped You 3 times without ever going back to the ink. This gives a fun ombre look!

Tuck the little card into the card pocket! But wait there is more….I added a little bow of Pale Papaya to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional to really make it pop!

Do you love pockets in your clothing?? In your cards?? Join me in celebrating pockets and try this one out. All of the supplies are listed below for your convenience. Click add all to cart for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Gratitude!!!

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Gratitude….something I feel every day! There are so many blessings in my life and stamping is for sure one of them! Having that crafty getaway (even if it’s just a few minutes before the baby wakes) and all of you in my life make me feel so much joy! Especially during this pandemic when we are staying home more, I have found that I’m not lonely because of all of you! I just jump on a Facebook Live and there you all are. It warms my heart and makes me love what I do even more!!! Thank you to all of you! You mean SO MUCH to me!

Gratitude Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, now let’s get back to stamping and this beautiful card!!! I did a similar one recently which you can check out here! This card style is just so much fun and I find myself drawn to it all the time now! It’s like my new basic card style!

The Soft Succulent card base measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and I scored it at 2″ from one side and 2-1/2″ from the other side. On the bottom portion, I used Tear And Tape along the sides to secure the pocket. Then I added a piece of the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper to the bottom piece (5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″).

Well Defined Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the top, I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz (2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Then using the label from the coordinating Christmas Season Dies, I stamped the greeting “Gratitude” in Evening Evergreen Ink from the Well Defined Stamp Set! For a little bit of extra fun, I stamped a greenery piece from the Christmas Season Stamp Set over the greeting in Soft Succulent. This greenery piece was stamped off once and sometimes twice before stamping on the label for that VERY subtle look. You don’t want to over shadow the greeting! Before adding it to the card front, I added some loops of Linen Thread to the back, securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Pocket Style Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the pocket card piece, I used that same greenery stamp to stamp on the left hand side. I stamped it twice without going back to the ink. This pulls it all together to match. You could also stamp the envelope with that same image. The inside pocket card measures 3″ x 4-1/4″ Basic White layered onto Pear Pizzazz measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.

I hope you try out this fun Pocket Style Gratitude card and love it as much as me! It’s fun to mix it up now and again! All of the supplies I used are linked below for easy shopping and don’t forget that every $50 you spend, you get to pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Perfectly Elegant?!?

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It’s never to early to get started on your Christmas Cards and this perfectly elegant card is quick and simple for making multiples! Have you gotten started yet? Already done? Or wait till it gets closer to Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!

Perfectly Elegant, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving the Simply Elegant Designer Paper because it is just that. So beautiful and I think it will be perfect for holiday cards!!! Here I used a 4″ x 4″ piece so that means I got 9 cards from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper and no waste! Woot Woot!!!

I actually created this card before the Mini Catalog went live so I had to use a stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Perfectly Plaid has beautiful trees and greetings in it and I loved it! The tree fits perfectly on the Elegant Tag Punch and it slips under the Real Red Satin Ribbon for a seamless look!

Perfectly Plaid Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this perfectly elegant Christmas Card, click on the supplies listed below! Need them all and want a quick shopping experience, simply click ADD ALL TO CART! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you will earn FREE product for every $50 you spend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Beauty of the Earth!!!

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Lately I have been so drawn to nature images and trees. It is kind of shocking me but with the stunning images in this Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, I’m going with it!

Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is fairly simple with just a little bit of stamping and layering!!! I started with a Basic White card base and layered on a piece of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Basic White (1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the tree and greeting! I used Old Olive and Early Espresso Ink Pads! Then I layered this onto Old Olive cardstock (2″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding it to the card front, I wrapped a bit of twine around the bottom with the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. This pack is perfect for all of your neutral looks! Pop that onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and you are all set!

If you want to get into the nature look with me, check out the supplies listed below and let’s get started! Want to see more samples with these products, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Color & Contour!!!

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Pink is my favorite color and I just love flowers so this card makes me super happy! The Color & Contour Stamp Set has been on my desk a lot lately. This card could be made in every In Color with the supplies I used!!! Check out the list of items below so you can make some too!

Color & Contour Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Basic White thick cardstock base! When I create a card with the base of white or vanilla, I like to use the Thick Cardstock! Next, I took a piece of the In Color Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and wrapped some Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon around it. This ribbon comes in all 5 of the in colors! Adding just a small piece across the card front adds a little texture and fun to the card but no need for a bow and only uses a small amount!

For the focal point, I die cut one of the scallop rectangles from the coordinating Scalloped Contour Dies. LOVE THESE!!! The greeting was stamped in Polished Pink and then I added it to the card front!! The flower image was stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends! Then I die cut it out with the same Scalloped Contour Dies and added it to the label with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals!

2021-2023 Stampin' Up! In Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a little leftover strip of the designer paper to the left hand side. Then using the little dots of the Color & Contour Stamp Stamp Set, I stamped them in the right hand corner. To get a little variation of color, I inked it up and stamped 3 times, moving the stamp around a bit.

I love this Color & Contour Bundle so much because it’s super versatile. This card could be created in any color you like too! Check out the supplies listed below to see what I used! If you want them all, click ADD ALL TO CART for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Pocket Style Card!!!

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Sometimes I just get bored with a regular card. It’s like I need something new to mix it up and make it fun. This pocket style card is just that. Super cute and different from the traditional card. I love it and plan to make a lot more with this style!

Pocket Style Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Smoky Slate card base measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and I scored it at 2″ from one side and 2-1/2″ from the other side. So this is actually a 4″ x 5-1/2″ card which is just 1/4″ smaller than usual but it creates that nice overlap for the pocket! On the bottom portion, I used Tear And Tape along the sides to secure the pocket. I just like that stronger adhesive to ensure the pocket will stay together as a piece of paper slides in and out of it. Then I added a piece of the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper to the bottom piece (5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″).

Next, I used the Elegantly Said Stamp Set for all of the images. The corner image was stamped in Basic Gray and the flower stamped in Cherry Cobbler. For the inside card, I stamped the flower image off twice and then onto the cardstock for that super subtle look. You don’t want it to overpower your greeting! I love getting images and greetings out of one stamp set!!

Elegantly Said Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The front focal point was stamped on Basic White (2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″) and layered onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″). The inside card measures 3″ x 4-1/4″ layered onto Cherry Cobbler measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.

Elegant Pocket Style Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this pocket style card, check out the supplies listed below that you need or select ADD ALL TO CART and then you can always delete the items you don’t need. Easy, quick ordering!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Here For You Now…

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You all know how much I love flowers, scrolly fonts, and ribbon as my go-to embellishment!!! Check out this card that just screams LAURA!!!! The greeting – Here For You Now And In Better Days Ahead is just amazing too!!!

Here For You Now, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card with the NEW Hand Penned Designer Series Paper measuring 3″ x 3-3/4″ which is a perfect size to use up an entire sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! BONUS! I layered it onto Misty Moonlight and a Pale Papaya card base! This color combination is just fabulous!!!

The stamp set I used is the Color & Contour Stamp Set which has this fabulous greeting, flower, and those fun little dots that I used in the corner. I thought it added a little extra fun rather than just have solid cardstock! The greeting was stamped on a die cut which is in the Color & Contour Bundle – Scalloped Contour Dies. These are AMAZING!!!! Such fun scallop edged images with so much fun texture and look! MUST HAVE!

Color & Contour Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I stamped a flower and the coordinating greeting. It really pulls the card together I think. You could also stamp the flower onto the envelope too.

Hand Penned Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I created 2 more cards using different prints from the same Hand Penned Designer Series Paper Pack. Because the colors were a bit different, I went with Pale Papaya and Pool Party! Which color combination is your favorite – Misty Moonlight or Pool Party??? Let me know in the comment below! I love how you can use different patterns in the same pack for a fabulous card in the same style!

If you would like to recreate this “Here For You Now” card, check out the supplies listed below! You can purchase them individually or click Add All To Cart for quick and easy shopping!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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3 Days Left!!!

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There are only 3 days left of Sale-A-Bration….including TODAY! Sunday, February 28th is the final day to enjoy free goodies with every $50 order. The other awesome thing is that so far none of the Sale-A-Bration items are sold out which is AMAZING!

3 Days Left to Earn the Touch of Ink Stamp Set for Free, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I created a fun Gate Fold Card using the Touch of Ink Stamp Set! This set is one of the $100 Level Sets that you can earn for Free with Sale-A-Bration! A Touch of Ink Stamp Set has been the most popular item redeemed so far!

I started with a Night of Navy card base (4-1/4″ x 11″) and scored it at 2-3/4″ from either end. This creates that gate fold! Then I cut out all of the layering pieces which are all the same size….the right panel, left panel, and focal point that overlaps! This makes cutting and measuring a breeze. The solid cardstock layer is 2-1/2″ x 4″. Then the Paper Blooms Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper (and Basic White for the center piece) measure 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.

Butterfly, Hummingbird, and Flower Stamped Images, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses the back side of the designer paper shown above and the butterfly from the Touch of Ink Stamp Set! Stamp, embellish and assemble! There are so many fun looks that you can create with this set! TIP: Be sure when adhering the focal point that you only add adhesive to the left hand side so you don’t seal your card closed! 🙂

Simple Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, on the inside of the cards, simply stamp the outline image of the same one that is on the front! Simple and fabulous! I love how you can mix and match the colors, designer paper, images, and greetings for an array of different cards! It makes it super versatile!

Don’t forget that you have 3 days (TODAY, Saturday, and Sunday) to shop and earn Sale-A-Bration Free Products!!! Now is the time to get something off your wish list or stock up on basics! Click here to start shopping or check out the supplies used on these cards below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Berry Delightful

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It’s the last week of Sale-A-Bration and today I’m sharing with you a berry sweet card using the Berry Blessings Stamp Set and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. This is a $100 Level Sale-A-Bration item and you get both the stamps and paper! Woot Woot!

Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The colors for this card are STUNNING! Just Jade and Night of Navy are so perfect together! I got the inspiration for this card from fellow stamper, Angie L!

I started with a Just Jade card base. Next, I used the Wrapped in Texture (oppps this one retired with the Holiday Mini Catalog) Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Just Jade (3-1/2″ x 4″). I actually used a few different embossing folders for different textured looks and they are all fabulous! Of course, the one I photographed for this post is a retired one! I’m sorry about that! 🙂 #PregnancyBrain

Next, I layered the embossed piece on the upper half of the card front and a piece of the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″) to the lower portion of the card. For the overlap of the 2 papers, I added a little 1/2″ strip of Night of Navy cardstock. This is a great way to use up scraps of cardstock.

Berry Blessings Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut a Basic White Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. Before popping it out of the die, I ran the large stylus from the Take Your Pick Tool around the edge, just following the metal frame. This gave the oval a bit of pop which you can see in the upper left of the photo above! Just a little added fun and texture! Then using the Berry Blessings Stamp Set, I stamped the blueberries in Just Jade and Pacific Point Ink. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Finished off the front with a few Night of Navy Rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Pack!

Sale-A-Bration Berry Collection Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I took a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some blueberries near the bottom. For the solid background stamp of blueberries, I stamped off once for that lighter look! Then I took a piece of the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper and added it to the bottom. This is just the back side to what was used on the front! The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy!

There are still a few more days left of Sale-A-Bration where you can earn the Berry Blessing Bundle (stamps & paper) for FREE with a $100 order! Check out the supplies below if you would like to recreate this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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