The Struggle Is Real!!!

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Happy May! It’s another month and we are still stuck at home! I get it! The struggle is real! My biggest struggle is people! I miss family, friends, strangers, anyone! HUGS! Until, then I shall make these cards and send lots of happy mail!

Struggle is real, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are some quick and simple cards that I created recently on a Facebook Live that I did. During this “stay at home” time, I have been doing Daily Dose of Stampin Therapy each weekday to stay connected to all of you. It’s a fun little time where we chat, stamp, and laugh together! Click here to join in the fun! If you don’t have Facebook, I’m also posting the videos to my YouTube Channel too!

These cards were made with the retiring In Colors and coordinating In Color Designer Series Paper which is already sold out! I then just added a greeting and embellished. Simple and fabulous!

I'm here for you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The stamp set that I used for these cards is the Artfully Aware Stamp Set. That set is also retiring so grab it now before it is gone!

If you are looking for great greetings to make quick and simple cards like this during this crazy time, check out Stampin’ Up’s NEW Share Sunshine PDF Download! When you purchase this, you will instantly get the PDF of these funny, cute greetings to print and use as much as you would like. Also, all of the sales for this will be donated to go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations: The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund & United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. What a great way to give back and make hearts smile! Not only are you enjoying the therapy of stamping, you are donating to a good cause and sending those cards to make someone’s day! It’s a win win all around!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Cow’s It Going?!?!

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Another month of staying at home! Now is the time to make sure you are reaching out to friends and family. Send some happy mail and let others know you are thinking of them! Check out this cute “Cow’s It Going” card I made using the retiring stamp set Over the Moon!

Cow's It Going, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these the cutest things ever?? I created them on my “Daily Dose of Stampin Therapy” on a Facebook Live! Click here to go check those out!

These are just quick and simple cards using the retiring In-Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, and Grapefruit Grove. The card bases are 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and the designer paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″! Some of them I added an additional layer of cardstock and then layered designer paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. Then I just stamped and decorated with the Over the Moon Stamp Set!!!

You're Udderly Fantastic, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cows are just the cutest ever. I colored them with Stampin’ Blends. The cow doing the splits has crazy spots so when I colored that one in black she lost an eye. Check out the cards in the middle in the top photo for my little eye patch cows!

I have now sent all of these Cow’s It Going cards out as Happy Mail to friends and family to spread some happiness during this time of uncertainty. I urge you to do the same. Join me for Stampin’ Therapy on Facebook each week day! Get inspired and make some cards to send out!

Also, don’t forget about the retiring products that are while supplies last! Click here to check those out and start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Relax & Chinchilla Out!!!

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This is the adorable card I gave my mom for her retirement. I mean actually I sent her a lot of cards but this one I made specifically for her because I thought it was cute and she would enjoy it! Relax & chinchilla out…it’s the perfect greeting, right?

Relax & Chinchilla Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it adorable??? I even stamped a coordinating envelope!

For this card, I started with a Pretty Peacock card base. Next, I layered on some Mango Melody and then some Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper!! Then for the focal point, I die cut out 2 sizes of the Stitched So Sweetly labels! These are so cute and perfect for adding a greeting on your card!

Glittered Chinchilla, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Witty-cisms Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting/image in Memento Black Ink. Then I colored the little chinchilla in with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Marker. To add a little bling, I colored over him with the Wink of Stella Pen! Then I layered these together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Retirement Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Witty-cisms Stamp Set. I also added a little strip of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to the left hand side to bring it all together! I love how it turned out and my Mom loved it too!!!

Check out the supplies listed below if you need to make a fun “relax & chinchilla out” retirement card! Don’t forget that the FREE Stamp Set of the Month this month is the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set for order of $75 or more!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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April Showers Bring May Flowers!!!

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April Showers Bring May Flowers…..I sure hope so!!! I’m ready for all of the warm sunshine and beautiful flowers! The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set is perfect for April!!! Check out this fun sample!

April Showers Bring May Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not showing the full card for this beautiful sample because this is one of the cards in my Virtual Stamp Class!!! You will have to check out the full class to see it all! I promise you won’t be disappointed! The class is a total of 5 cards all using the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch!

In the class, I walk through each and every card in real time with you so it is like we are stamping together. What is even better is that I offer tips and ideas along the way to enhance your stamping experience! So that means even though it is a Virtual Stamp Class, it is still the same as if I was right there with you! The best part is that you can do it any time you want and anywhere you want. Now I can stamp with all of you all over the country! Woot Woot!

Umbrella Builder Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another little sneak peak. This is the inside of a card that coordinates with the card front! 😉

BONUS: The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set is also the FREE Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping). So stock up on some goodies and get the punch for $75 and then I’ll send you the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Then you can get the April Showers Bring May Flowers Class so you can create amazing cards to WOW your friends and family! Click the supplies listed below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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16 Favorite Products!!!

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Happy Tuesday! To keep the celebration of my 16 years with Stampin’ Up going, I’m sharing my 16 Favorite Products!!! This has been an annual tradition for a few years now and I find it so interesting to see what they are! You can check out past years here and here!

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These are my favorite products that I’m loving right now! What are some of yours?? Let me know in the comments below!

~Stampin’ Shammy – I use this so much and it’s AMAZING!!!
Champagne Rhinestones – Bling Bling in a fun, fabulous shade!!!
~Peaceful Moments Stamp Set – I love the greetings and that fabulous font!!!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set – It’s perfect for Spring! Beautiful!!!
~Umbrella Builder Punch – Of course you have to get the coordinating punch!!!
Best Dressed Designer Series Paper – The flower side is just stunning!!!
~Take Your Pick Tool – This thing is so handy and makes crafting easy!!!
Ornate Style Stamp Set – That corner image is perfect for ALL Cards!!!
~Ornate Layers Dies – These are perfect for greetings, decoration, and more!!!

Lovely Lipstick & Daffodil Delight – These are my 2 favorite colors right now!!!
~Label Me Lovely & Label Me Fancy Punches – I grab for these for almost every card! Layering them and cutting them is super fun!!!
Stampin’ Blends…..ALL OF THEM! I am really starting to enjoy coloring because of these amazing markers!!!
~Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon & Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon – Both of these are so beautiful and fun to use for any card occasion!!!


To see this all 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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Another Sensational Year!!!

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Everyone should celebrate their birthday like it’s the greatest day ever because after all, IT IS!!!! You were born and are here to celebrate! It’s fabulous!!! This card is perfect to celebrate that and wish you the best for another sensational year!!!

Best Dressed, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It’s just so beautiful! The colors, the flowers, and that fabulous layered greeting! I love it all!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I layered a piece of Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Purple Posy (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding this to the card front, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it. I just tied it into a knot but you could always go for the bow!

Label Me Lovely Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Ink! Then I punched it out with the Label Me Fancy Punch! This was then layered onto a Blackberry Bliss piece that I punched out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added texture!

Another Sensational Year, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Blackberry Bliss is a super dark color so of course I needed some decoration on the inside. I added in a piece of Whisper White and just put a little leftover strip of the designer paper on the left side. The greeting comes from the same stamp set and coordinates so well! I love it!

Check out all of the supplies listed below so you can make this another sensational year card! Also, check out this one for more inspiration using these products!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Ornate Garden Designer Paper!!!

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Yesterday, Stampin’ Up! pre-released a new Suite that is coming out in the New Catalog in June. It’s so excited to get new product early! The Ornate Garden Designer Paper is stunning with it’s foil accents!

Ornate Garden Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers so these prints are totally up my alley! They are fun Spring colors – Terracotta Tile, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, and Old Olive. There is also a NEW In-Color called Bumblebee which is exciting. I’m guessing this is one of those beautiful shades of yellow but more details coming on that!

Click the supplies listed below to get your hands on these fabulous New Products!!! I also have a Virtual Stamp Class showcasing these products available for all of you! During this crazy time when we can’t stamp together in person, you can still stamp with me any time of the day in the comfort of your home! Click here to purchase the Ornate Garden Virtual Stamp Class!!!

To see this Ornate Garden Designer 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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Pre-Released Suite!!!!

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This is no April Fools….Stampin’ Up! has launched a pre-released Suite today! This Ornate Garden Suite is STUNNING!!! I’m in love with all of it!

Pre-Released Suite Ornate Garden, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This Suite includes 2 Bundles – Stamps and Dies which of course if you purchase as a bundle then you save 10%! Woot Woot! There is also ribbon, designer paper, embossing folder, and gilded gems! These items can all be purchased separately or as a bundle of everything! I have it all listed below so you get exactly what you want!!!

BONUS!!!! Since we can’t stamp together in person or perhaps you are not local, I have created Virtual Stamp Classes!!!! You can now stamp with me any time of the day and in the comfort of your home! Together, we will stamp 5 cards together. I provide all the details, measurements, tips, and supplies used. It’s like attending one of my classes! Click here to purchase the pre-released suite Ornate Garden Virtual Class!!!

More Virtual Stamp Classes are coming soon. If there is a specific stamp set you would like me to do a class on, let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best! I would love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Honey Bee Perfection!!!

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It’s Wednesday! I just thought I would say that because in this crazy time we are in, I feel like I never know what day it is! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing this honey bee perfection card!

Honey Bee Perfection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This Sale-A-Bration designer paper is actually sold out already so you can’t redeem it for FREE! That also means that lots of you out there have it so let’s create with it! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so earn, earn, earn NOW!

For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered some of the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″). The designer paper measures 3-3/4″ x 2 and 3-3/4″ x 3″. You can use any side and pattern!!! Then I tied some Crushed Curry Seam Binding around at the cardstock at the crease between the papers!

Honey Bee and Hive, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I layered Circle Punches or you could use Layering Circles Framelits! The greeting is from the Little Ladybug Stamp Set. This one will also no longer be available after March 31st!

This quick and simple honey bee perfection card is fun to make but also the same card concept can be used for any designer paper! Try it out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Let the Paper Do It!!!

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Stampin’ Up makes some amazing gorgeous designer paper. Sometimes the hardest part is cutting it up or deciding which side to use. Push past that and let the paper do all the hard work! Just add the paper and embellish!!!

Let the Paper Do It, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at this beautiful card using the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. The poppies do all of the hard work and I just added some ribbon and a greeting! It’s that simple!

I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered a piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding these layers to the card front, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it. I just did a knot but you could always tie a bow! I recommend double knotting it before creating the bow so that it’s not a secure/tight around the cardstock!

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out the coral decorative circle from the Painted Labels Dies. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set. I punched it out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch! The white is layered onto the coral with Snail Adhesive but then I added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

Do you like using Designer Paper on every card? I feel like I always start with that and need some sort of pattern but technically stamps, ink, and paper makes a beautiful card too….like this card! Remember if you are looking for a quick and simple card, just let the paper do it! Let me know you favorite in the comments below!!!

Happy Stampin

~Laura

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