I can’t get enough!

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I know that I have plenty of flower stamp sets and paper! I am just drawn to them like a moth to a flame. When the new catalog came out and I saw the Hues of Happiness Suite, I had to have it, no questions asked! I can’t get enough flowers! If you are like me, you need this suite too!

Can't Get Enough Flowers - Hues of Happiness Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was one of the samples for my New Catalog Launch Party! It just screams LAURA!!! I love it! The awesome thing about it is that I was able to use the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper to create over 40 card kits to send out for the party! These card kits were all different but yet the same style! I love it!

For the card base, I used Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo! Next, I embossed Granny Apple Green cardstock with the NEW Fern Embossing Folder for each card. Then I added a strip of floral designer series paper along the left side. Some of these floral pieces were blues and purples and some were more pinks and yellows. A simple punched out Basic White for the greeting and then a coordinating flower to accent! There are 2 different prints in the designer paper pack that have large flowers all over. These flowers can be fussy cut out or die cut with the coordinating dies. This makes for a quick and fabulous card! I love it!!! I finished it off with a few Glossy Dots!

Here are some more color options!

Happiness Abounds Bundle Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you are like me and can’t get enough flowers, check out the supplies listed below for quick and simple shopping so you can create cards of all colors!!!

Don’t forget I also have the Hues of Happiness Online Card Class this month! Click here for all the details!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Sweet Conversations!!!

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Valentine’s Day is less than a week away!!! Here are some cards that I created with the Sweet Conversations Suite – Stamp, Dies, and Designer Paper!!! Super simple and fun to show you love someone!!! The January Paper Pumpkin also helped with my Valentine’s this year!

Sweet Conversations Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really love this card. It’s a simple stamping with the greeting only. Highland Heather is a fabulous color to use with reds and pinks too! I am super digging it! The coordinating Sweet Hearts Dies are super fabulous because there are 13 individual hearts of different sizes that you can die cut all at the same time. It didn’t take forever for me to die cut a lot to make lots of these. That is a BONUS for me for sure! I’m not always a huge fan of die cutting a lot for a card!

Happy Galentine's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Happy Galentine’s Day…..do you celebrate?!?!? I simply took the same greeting as the card above and stamped it down. Then using the Hug Me stamp, I cut out the G and added it over the top of the V. Super cute and fun! This card uses other dies from that same set – the tag and the hearts! The heart dies from the set actually coordinate with the Designer Series Paper. Love it!!!

Click on the supplies below if you would like to recreate these cards using the Sweet Conversations Bundle!!! Don’t forget that it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so you can earn FREE Stuff with every $50 order!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Beautiful Angels!

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The Beautiful Angels in the Angels of Peace Stamp Set are stunning! I love the elegant, classic look for Christmas time! Add in the Gold Glimmer Paper and I’m in love!

Beautiful Angels Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For these cards, I used Merry Merlot for the card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I took a piece of the Gold Glimmer Paper and layered it on with Stampin’ Seal+. This adhesive doesn’t show through the vellum which is amazing! After creating the first card with the smooth Glimmer Paper, I decided to emboss it for a different look. I’m in LOVE!!!! It just takes this card to a whole new level! Which is your favorite?

Embossed Gold Glimmer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the center band, I wanted to break things up and add a little more depth. I went with the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper layered on Basic White. Without the white, it just didn’t pop and I wanted it to POP!

Now for the beautiful angels! I simply stamped her in Merry Merlot onto Basic White cardstock and then layered it onto Merry Merlot. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! BUT WAIT…..before you go thinking this card is done, I added some Wink of Stella! Wink of Stella adds that hint of glimmer to the angel and it bleeds the ink out a bit. I did the flowers on her head as well as the holly in her hand. On another card, I went over each link of ink in the image to really make it pop and add more color. STUNNING!

Wink of Stella Technique Card Making, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video here! If you would like to recreate this card, click on the supplies listed below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Enjoy The Moment!!!

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Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them!!! The Enjoy The Moment Stamp Set has images that some may think are weeds or a nuisance but they makes some pretty fabulous cards!!

Enjoy the Moment Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I needed some cards…..like REALLY BAD! My stash was getting really low since I wasn’t stamping as much after the birth of Alex! I got out this stamp set because I hadn’t played with it yet. It probably isn’t something I would have picked out myself but I got it free from Stampin’ Up at one of the events last year. Fabulous demonstrator perks!!!

Bakers Twine Essentials Pack, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used a Very Vanilla card base, Soft Succulent layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then Very Vanilla layer (3-3/4″ x 5″). All of the stamping is in Early Espresso which makes this card quick and simple – one ink pad and one stamp set!

The first one was just layered and simple. The second one I added a little bit of the twine from the Bakers Twine Essential Pack! Then for the third card, I added in even more with some Stitched Rectangles, twine, and Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder! Which one is your favorite??

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Honestly, I started out with this 3rd one and slowly made it more and more simple! I actually like the simplest one the most! There is just something about the colors and layers that I love! I love it so much I made a 20 more in various colors – Mossy Meadow, Just Jade, and Night of Navy!!! I love them all and now I have a good masculine card stash!

Masculine Birthday Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Click the items below so you can make these cards using the Enjoy The Moment Stamp Set! Have fun making them just like me!

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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Oh So Ombre Dragonfly!!!

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So last week, I shared with you a fabulous Dragonfly card and said but wait there is more! Here is the the more!!! This Oh So Ombre Dragonfly is even better than the last one….or at least I think so. This one is my favorite!!! Let me know in the comments whether you prefer this one or the one linked above from last week!

Oh So Ombre Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super simple and uses the majority of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper. It comes in the 4 colors – Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, and Granny Apple Green!

I started with the card base of each of the colors listed above. Then I cut a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″). This just makes the color POP even more! I love it! The designer paper is then just 1/8 smaller (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″). I layered those together and tied some Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon around it and then added it to the card front. This layer was actually added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You all know how much I love them!

Stampin Up Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut out a black scallop square with the Layering Square Dies. The Basic White square is simply a 2″ square but I added some texture by running it through the Subtle Embossing Folder. It doesn’t show well in the photo because it is subtle but it’s the perfect amount of texture! This layer was added flat to the card front. The Dragonfly was stamped in the coordinating color to the Designer Paper and then punched out with the coordinating Dragonfly Punch! I added him to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! 🙂 I couldn’t help myself! To finish it off, I colored some Basic Rhinestones with the coordinating Stampin’ Blends Marker and added a few!

6" x 6" Designer Paper Template, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here you can see the 2 fun Dragonfly cards using 1 sheet of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!! Click the supplies below to start creating these fun cards!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Embossed Designer Paper!!!

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I feel like this season there is a chance for more mailed Christmas presents than normal. That means sending a fun thank you will be needed, right?!?!? This embossed designer paper card with a super cute seasonal greeting is perfect….and simple!

Embossed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I took a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (ON SALE) and embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. This gives some cool texture and really makes the splatter/cloudy designer paper pop more! Then I layered this onto a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Using some Night of Navy ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Pack, I tied it around the layered embossed piece. Then I added it to the card front.

Thank You Snow Much, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out the label from the Painted Labels Dies. The greeting is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set! I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink and then I stamped a few snowflakes around in Seaside Spray. For the snowflakes, I did stamp off once to make sure it was a subtle background look and not overwhelming on the greeting! This was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped a few snowflakes along the right side!!! Don’t forget you can always stamp the envelope as well to really pull it all together!

Check out all of the supplies for this embossed designer paper card below. Want them all, just click ADD ALL TO CART!!! It’s that simple!

REMINDER: Christmas is right around the corner. Let your friends and family know what you want with a Stampin’ Up List! Fill this out and pass it out to anyone who asks! All of my contact information is on there for them to reach out and place an order for you or order online! I have already had fun being an elf this year and helping some with early shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Embossed Trees!!!

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The moment I saw the Evergreen Embossing Folder, I saw Christmas beauty. Simple, elegant and fabulous! These embossed trees have so much texture that just makes you stare at it forever! I did this card in Real Red with Gold Foil but I think Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy and Merry Merlot would be amazing as well as other foils! Let me know your pick in the comments below!

Embossed Trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is beyond simple and oh so fabulous! You could crank out multiples in no time at all. I also used a 4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil Paper so not an inch goes to waste!

I started with the following supplies: Real Red Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), 2 pieces of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″), Gold Foil Paper (4″ x 4″) and Real Red Satin Ribbon (approx. 12 inches). That’s it!!!!

First, I embossed the Gold Foil Paper with the Evergreen Embossing Folder and then added it to the Whisper White cardstock. Next, I stamped a greeting on the bottom from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I did a few others with the For Unto Us Stamp Set and there are many more options you could go with! Then I wrapped the Real Red Satin Ribbon around the cardstock and tied it. This helps the transition from gold foil to the white look more seamless! Then add it to the card front!

Evergreen Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I decorated with another greeting and some fun corner images from the Banner Year Stamp Set. I only used the 1 ink pad for this entire card – Real Red! See, I told you this was fabulous and simple! Embossed Trees are just so elegant for Christmas time but also all year long. I think this card would be perfect for a masculine card as well!

Inside Christmas Card Greetings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

REMINDER: Christmas is right around the corner. Let your friends and family know what you want with a Stampin’ Up List! Fill this out and pass it out to anyone who asks! All of my contact information is on there for them to reach out and place an order for you or order online! I have already had fun being an elf this year and helping some with early shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Layered Snowflake!!!

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So many of my friends are posting pictures of snow and I’m over here freaking out in my flip flops! I am so not a fan of Winter. I don’t snub it completely and still make cute wintery cards! Check out this beautiful layered snowflake card using the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper!!! It’s also on sale this month!!!! Only a few more days!

Layered Snowflake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The different shades of blue and that hint of sparkle just make this card POP! I love it! It’s really a fairly simple card to create too which is a bonus since I make a lot of Christmas Cards!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has THICK Whisper White and Very Vanilla??? It is perfect for card bases to hold up a bit more and ink doesn’t bleed through! I love it! I stamped the greeting on the bottom in Balmy Blue from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set! Next, I stamped one of the bigger snowflakes onto a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White and die cut it out! Normally, for a layering piece I wouldn’t use the Thick Whisper White but since snowflakes can be delicate, I thought this would be perfect and help it hold up better when popping it out of the die and handling it!

Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Taking a piece of regular Whisper White measuring 4″ x 4″, I embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. This is super subtle but yet adds that texture and dimension to the card. Next, I layered a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (2″ x 3″) onto the embossed piece and added it to the card.

For the focal piece, I added a small strip of Snowflake Splendor Ribbon across the center with a small dab of adhesive in the middle. Just enough to hold there for now because the snowflake will also be holding it in place! Then I took that die cut stamped snowflake and added it over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals! For some bling, I die cut another snowflake from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and layered it on the snowflake with the Fine Tip Glue Pen! For some final bling, I placed a few Blue Adhesive Backed Gems on the card front!

Simple and fabulous! This card could be used for Christmas or even Winter birthdays and events. If you would like to recreate this Layered Snowflake card, check out the supply items below and there is even an Add All To Cart Button for simple shopping! The Designer Series Paper Sale ends Saturday so get it now!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Summer Flowers!!!

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I’m going to hold onto Summer as long as I can. Last week, Fall tried to creep in with it’s 50/60’s over night though. Not today, Fall! Today, I’m sharing some summer flowers because they brighten my day!!!

Summer Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers and the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set is so up my alley! Add in that cute mason jar and I’m hooked. Plus the jar is a punch so it’s quick and simple!

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I added a strip of Just Jade that I embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder. This gives the perfect amount of texture and I love it! Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3″ x 4-1/4″ for the focal point. You can use any of the flowers in the set which makes this card even more versatile. Be sure to stamp the flowers close to the top of the cardstock so there is plenty of room for the jar below. I used Memento Black Ink to stamp the flowers and then the stems below it. The stems don’t have to match up exactly with the flowers since the jar covers up the overlap part.

Now it’s time to color! Again with the soft blues and greens in the base, you can really color the flowers any color you wish! I went with Stampin’ Blends – Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight, and Just Jade. Be sure to color the stems as well!

Now for that fun jar, stamp the vellum cardstock with the jar and let it dry completely before you punch it out. Since vellum is a slick surface, it can take a bit longer to dry than regular cardstock. Place the jar over the flowers to see exactly where you need to stamp your water then scoot it over to the side out of the way but still as a guide. I stamped my water in Misty Moonlight stamped off once for a lighter look! After stamping it down, I added the jar over the top with Mini Glue Dots. The baker’s twine was actually added before I adhered down the jar but you can always adhere the bottom portion down first. This will help it hold still for you a little more.

I hope you all enjoyed this Summer Flowers card as much as I did! If you want to recreate it, check out the supplies below. For more inspiration using the Jar of Flowers, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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