Awesome Otter!!!

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You all know I LOVE flowers when it comes to stamping. What about animals?!? Are you a big fan or not? I do thing the Awesome Otter Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set is pretty cute and it’s FREE with a $50 order!

Awesome Otter Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Come on, you can’t tell me that that face isn’t adorable!!!! And the Party Hat!!! I love it! I also will say that I don’t think this card is specific to really little kids either! What do you think?! Let me know in the comments below! I was inspired to create this card because of a swap card I received from Laura Mulligan so shout out to her! Thank you!

For this card, I started with a Thick Basic White card base and stamped the party hat all over on the top in Pool Party Ink. Next, I added a strip of the Sunshine & Rainbows Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper. Then I stamped the greeting on the corner of a strip of Basic White, added more Designer Paper and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut some of the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Paper. You can use whichever size circle you would like. Then I stamped the adorable otter onto a piece of Basic White in Memento Black Ink. After coloring him with Stampin’ Blends, I used that same circle die and cut him out. This gives that same rounded look on the bottom. For the top half, I fussy cut out the otter and layered it onto the designer paper circle! For the party hat, I simply stamped it onto some of the designer paper in Memento Ink and then fussy cut it out! This circle was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Sunshine& Rainbows & Awesome Otter Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you need just a general #happymail card, you can always change up the greeting to this one! OH and don’t forget the final touch of Iridescent Rhinestones for some bling!

If you would like to recreate these cute cards using the Awesome Otter Stamp Set, click on the supplies listed below! Don’t forget it is Sale-A-Bration time till the end of February so you can earn FREE stuff for every $50 you spend! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Senior Years!!!

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I make a LOT of birthday cards for those of all ages and while I love flowers and nature, I thought I would mix it up a little. The Senior Years Stamp Set is super cute and has great greetings for birthday and even retirement greetings!

Senior Years Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You might remember that this look is similar to those I posted on Tuesday! That is because it is the exact same layout and dimensions just with a different stamp set. I used the Senior Years Stamp Set and colored in with Stampin’ Blends!

MAJOR QUESTION: When making these cards, I couldn’t help but feel like I needed to color the person as if they were the recipient getting the card. Now that is in no way correct because not everyone has this hair cut or would wear a purple dress. Then I feel like will the person getting this card think, does she think that looks like me?!?!? Or will they just think this is a cute card?!?!? Let me know in the comment below!

Candles on Your Cake Homemade Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting for the inside of the card is AMAZING! I love it. Honestly as I have gotten older, I have started using the number of candles for both numbers. So rather than adding 31 candles to a cake, I would add 3 in a row and then 1 spaced over from that to represent 31. After all 31 candles could create a cake going up in flames and that would be a tragedy. LOL

Happy Birthday Old Man, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is the guy version of this card! I just had so much fun with this card style and getting masculine birthday card, feminine birthday cards and then all those beautiful butterfly cards out of it! If you would like to recreate these Senior Years cards, check out the supplies listed below and don’t forget that every $50 earns you a Sale-A-Bration item! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simply Marbleous!!!

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One of the Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for FREE with a $50 order is the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper! This paper is classic! Perfect for backgrounds, to stamp over the top, and so much more! I create the same card with each sheet from this paper pack just with the different colors.

Simply Marbleous Designer Paper Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It was super simple to cut all the same pieces and just use the different inks! The colors were easy to pick because I just used the ones listed on the paper pack! Pick your favorite stamp set and greeting and then it’s all about assembly!

The colors I used are Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight, Blushing Bride and
Flirty Flamingo, Bumblebee and So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party, and Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. The card base measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Next, I cut the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper first at 4″ and then I cut that 4″ x 6″ piece down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the card front. With the leftover 4″ x 3/4″ piece I used on the inside of the card as a little decoration to pull it all together! The 2″ x 6″ piece I will use for another project!

Amazing Silhouettes Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I cut the coordinating cardstock color into 3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ pieces. Finally, I cut Basic White measuring 3″ x 2-1/2″ for the front and 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside. Stamp and assemble is all there is left! I used the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set for the butterfly and the greetings are from the Special Moments Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set! I stamped the greeting in Basic Gray Ink!

Special Moments Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards could have a large variety of greetings like thinking of you, birthday, sympathy, and hello. The perfect card style to create a stash of cards. There are 48 sheets in the Designer Series Paper Pack. I created 48 cards and still have that 2″ x 6″ strip to create another 48 cards! How amazing is that?!? And the designer paper was FREE with Sale-A-Bration! Check out the supplies listed below to earn your Free Paper and recreate that cards! Also, check back on Thursday for more samples just like this but using a different stamp set!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Gingerbread Cookies!!!

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Have you ever made Gingerbread Cookies!?!?! I actually have not….I’m not even sure I have eaten one! I do love the smell of those gingerbread/cinnamon ornaments that you make for the tree though!

Gingerbread Cookies Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have had so much fun with the Frosted Gingerbread Suite this year! It’s super cute and there is so much versatility with it! Check out other projects I made by clicking here!

For the card above, I used an Old Olive card base and then added lots of the Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper. There is a strip of it, a square of it layered on Basic White, and the star and bell are die cut from it as well! See how amazing this paper is!?!?! For the greeting, I punched out some Basic White with the Everyday Label Punch! The greeting is stamped in Real Red Ink using the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set! The star and the greeting are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! Then I added some Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes.

For the inside of the card, I stamped some of the lace trim for the same stamp set in Old Olive ink on the bottom. Then I added the greeting in Real Red ink.

Here is another quick and simple card I created using more paper from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper! I used the dies to cut out the circles from the designer paper and used the Everyday Label Punch again for the greeting!

These cards are super fun and could use any print from the designer paper pack which makes it even more fun and versatile! I love it! If you would like to make these cards, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget these items are retiring soon!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Have A Holly Christmas!!!

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Simple and fabulous is exactly how I would describe this holly Christmas card! I love the beautiful font and that hint of elegance with the gold leaves and red jewels!!

Holly Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses a 4″ x 4″ piece of Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper which means you can get 9 pieces from one sheet of 12″ x 12″. Woot Woot! I layered that onto Basic White (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″) and then added some Real Red Satin Ribbon around the top for a smooth look between where the designer paper ends! The greeting was stamped from the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen Ink! Then I added this to the Old Olive card base!

For the holly berries, I used Real Red Rhinestone Jewels and the Gold Holly Leaves! The leaves were attached with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals but you could also put them on flat with a liquid glue or Tear N Tape!

Stampin' Up! Homemade Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this Holly Christmas Card, click on the supplies listed below! Remember items from the Mini Catalog will no longer be available after January 3rd (or while supplies last). Some are even on sale so click here to shop now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Double Mountain Card!!!

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Is your to-do list growing as the holidays get closer?!? I have the last of my Christmas Cards to complete and send out this week and my decorating is done! Christmas cookies were made this past weekend so gifts is all I have left! I’m feeling good and hoping to just enjoy the season as much as possible! This fun Double Mountain Card may look a bit stressful but I assure you it’s pretty easy!

Double Mountain Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you look at it from the side, this card is simply 2 card bases stuck together. There is a regular Early Espresso card base (4-1/4″ x 11″) and then a slightly smaller Real Red (4″ x 10-3/4″) card base adhered upside down to the Early Espresso base. See that’s not so overwhelming!

Frosted Gingerbread Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After I got my 2 card bases prepped, I adhered the Real Red card base upside down and all the way to the bottom of the front of the Early Espresso card base. The folded edge of the Real Red cardstock should be flush with the bottom of the Early Espresso card front. Next, I folded the Real Red in half back down to create a small mountain of Real Red and a tall mountain of Early Espresso/Real Red. Then I adhered the Frosted Gingerbread Designer Paper to the layer of Real Red on Early Espresso and tied some Real Red Ruffle Ribbon around the card front.

Next, I stamped the greeting from the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set on the small Basic White piece (3 ¾” x 2 ½”) and stamped the lace trim image on the inside Basic White piece (4” x 5 ¼”). Then adhered both to the card. For the focal point, you can die cut or fussy cut an image of your choice from the Designer Paper and adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Decorate with Acrylic Shapes to finish it off!

If you would like to recreate this Double Mountain Card, check out the supplies listed below! This would be super cute for a birthday card too! Just switch up the designer paper and greetings!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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So Thankful For You!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! I’m wishing you all an amazing day and please know that I am so thankful for you!!! I love stamping with you, sharing ideas, chatting about what we are having for supper, kids, houses, and just life in general! You are all like family to me!!! It makes my heart happy!

So Thankful for You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are a few cards that I wanted to share with you because they are so beautiful and the greeting is so fitting! I used the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper which is STUNNING!!! If you have it, enjoy it and use it. I hope these samples inspire you. If you don’t have it yet, stay tuned. Hopefully it is back in stock soon and when it is grab it quickly!!!

Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

With both of these cards, I let the designer series paper steal the show and just simply added a greeting! That’s all it needs! Those deep purples and the shiny gold are just stunning together!

Try it out and let the designer series paper do all of the work and simply add a greeting! It makes for quick and simple cards so you can whip one up quickly before heading out the door or add to your stash quickly!

I hope you all have an amazing day, week, weekend, and year!!! I’m blessed you have you in my life and I’m so thankful for you!!! Thank you again for following me, ordering from me, the likes, comments, and fellowship! Hugs to you all!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


A Grateful Heart!!

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Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful but I have a grateful heart every day! There are so many blessings in my life that I can’t even count them all. I find that on hard days it is best to think of as many as I can! One of them is Stampin’ Up and all of YOU!!! You mean so much to me and have allowed me to enjoy my job so much and stay home with my 2 little blessings too!

Grateful Heart Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On this crazy busy holiday week, I thought I would share a quick and simple card that you could whip up in 3 minutes or less!!! Time it!

I used a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I cut a piece of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and added it to the card front. Then for the greeting, I used the Double Oval Punch! I love that it’s a 2 in 1 punch for the perfect layered greeting! The scallop was punched in Gold Foil Paper. The smooth oval is Gray Granite! I stamped the greeting in Blackberry Bliss Ink. The greeting as well as the image on the inside of the card is from the Banner Year Stamp Set! The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals…of course!! 🙂

Banner Year Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then for the inside of the card, I used Gray Granite cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the corners! Just a little decoration to pull it all together! DONE!

How long did that take?!? You could even make it simpler by stamping the greeting on the front directly to the designer paper! Quick, simple, and made with love is perfect for this time of year! After all, it is the message and the thought that means the most!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! If you are feeling overwhelmed with the holidays and to-do lists, stop and think of your many blessings for just a minute with a grateful heart! Smile and power through! You got this! Remember that you mean so much to me and I appreciate you! HUGS!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Peppermint Kisses!!!

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At Target the other day and I see Sugar Cookie Kisses…..Yes please! Omg you all they were AMAZING and gone within a few days! Heavenly!!! Accepting all Sugar Cookie Kisses this season! 🙂 I also have this cute Peppermint Kisses card to share with you today!!!

Peppermint Kisses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got this card idea from the amazing, Kim Peck!!! It uses the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite!!! You can check out more cards using this Suite here.

I started with a Real Red card base! Next, I took 2 pieces of Basic White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ – one for the front and one for the inside! I added a piece of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Paper along the left hand side and stamped the greeting from the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set up top! NOTE: If you wish to stamp first, just make sure it is a bit off center since it is centered in the area after the designer paper is placed down!

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the kisses, I stamped 3 of the ornament baubles in Real Red Ink onto Basic White cardstock and then die cut them out! Then I flipped them upside down and placed the 2 on the bottom of the card front with the scallop at the bottom edge of the white cardstock. Using the cardstock as a guide, I trimmed off the tops of the ornaments to create a kiss! Next, I took the third ornament and trimmed less off so it looks bigger and placed it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish off the look, I added a little piece of White Crinkled Seam Binding to the tops of each one. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon.

Happy Holidays Peppermint Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside I decorated with a few of the peppermint candies from the stamp set and the greeting!!! I love the coordination of the front to the inside!

If you would like to recreate this Peppermint Kisses card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget about the Seasonal Sale going on right now! It ends TONIGHT! Click here to get ink, cardstock, and dies on sale!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Baby Wipe Bells!!!

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The Baby Wipe Technique has been around forever it seems. I have done it various times over the years and love the look! Here I created Baby Wipe Bells for this beautiful holiday card! What do you think?!?!

Baby Wipe Technique on Christmas Bells, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Baby Wipe Technique is super easy and only requires a Baby Wipe and Ink Refills in any color that you would like! Simply fold the baby wipe to create 4-6 layers. This gives it enough squish to hold ink and press into the stamp. Next, add drips of color from the ink refills randomly all over, filling in all the white spots. For these bells, I used Real Red, Old Olive, and Cinnamon Cider. This is now your ink pad.

The first few images might come out a little odd or fabulous! It just depends. The more you use this “ink pad” the more the colors bleed together and mix for a fun look! I stamped the bells onto Shimmery White Cardstock for a little extra shine and because this cardstock is a hint thicker.

For this card, I used the Frosted Gingerbread Suite!!! You could try out this technique and use other images from the stamp set like the ornament and snowflake too!

Stampin' Up Cinnamon Cider, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I actually used Cinnamon Cider rather than the typical Basic White or Very Vanilla. Have you ever tried this?!?! Super cool and I think I’m going to try it more often!

If you would like to see this card in action, click here to watch! If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below. Click Add All To Cart for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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