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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Forever Greenery!!!

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It’s Technique Tuesday!!! The Forever Greenery Suite contains the Greenery Embossing Folders which are super popular and why they are currently on backorder. Don’t worry they will be back in stock the first week of August!!! Check out this fun card!

Forever Greenery Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The embossing folder makes this card have amazing texture and a cool greenery pattern. All I did was layer it all together for a fun look!

I started with a Just Jade card base. Next, I took a piece of Just Jade measuring 3″ x 5-1/2″ and embossed it with the Greenery Embossing Folder. Before adding this to the card front, be sure to add your greeting. I simply took a 3/4″ Whisper White scrap piece and stamped my greeting and placed it diagonal on the embossed piece. Snip the ends to make it fit and you are golden. This way you don’t have to worry about getting the angle correct or snipping off your stamped image.

Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added adhesive along the back of the embossed Just Jade along the long side. Then I added some In Color Designer Series Paper strips to each side. This strip can peak out a lot or just a little. Then I added this layer to the card front and finished it off with some Gilded Gems for texture and bling!

To see this Forever Greenery card 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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Embrace Each Moment!!

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When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. It just speaks to me and I feel like it’s perfect for cards that I can make for Brad but also others in my life! The greeting embrace each moment is so loving and caring. I just love it!

Embrace Each Moment, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has beautiful shades of blue with hints of texture! It actually is a really simple card to create too! I used the Embrace Each Moment Stamp Set for both the image and greeting!

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Next, I embossed a piece of Coastal Cabana with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder. This is a nice subtle texture that works for any style of card! The hugging couple were stamped in Memento Black onto the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (3″ x 3″). Next, it was layered onto a Night of Navy 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ square and added to the left hand side of the card front.

Homemade Card for your Husband, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper has fun patterns and colors. You will notice that the top card uses a darker piece of paper and this card uses a lighter piece. Either way, they both look fabulous!!!

For the greeting, I die cut a label from the Stitched Nested Labels and stamped it in Bermuda Bay Ink! The greeting was added to the card front with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, I finished it off with a few of the navy rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones Pack!

If you would like to recreate this Embrace Each Moment card, check out the supplies listed below!!! Don’t forget that all orders of $50 will earn $5 Bonus Bucks to spend in August! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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You Make Me Smile!!!

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Yes, you reading this! You make me smile! Each and every day while I enjoy what I do creating cards. I also LOVE IT because of all of you! Your comments, your likes, your following….it all means the world to me and I love it! I’m happy that you are all enjoying what I love too! I may be crazy, even a hot mess sometimes, and don’t have it together on my Facebook Lives but it’s still fun (and that’s life, am I right?!?!)!!!

You Make Me Smile, www.LaurasStampPad.com

By the way, Daily Dose of Stampin’ Therapy on my Facebook has “ended” as I can’t keep up with 5 days a week and start back with classes and events as things open back up and Brad goes back to working in the office. BUT I am going to change the name to…Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy or Your Dose of Stampin’ Therapy. It will still happen just not daily. Cast your vote in the comments below for the new name!!!

This card uses the Forever Fern Stamp Set and many other items in the Forever Greenery Suite!!! I have been loving all of these products. Those shades of greens and blues are just stunning!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. I went with this size because it uses less ribbon to go around the card at 4-1/4″ rather than 5-1/2″. Next, I layered on a 2″ x 4″ piece of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper on the left hand side! Any of the pieces in the pack look great as I have tried many! Then I tied some Just Jade Ribbon around the card front and layered over the designer paper! The ribbon goes to the inside of the card!

Forever Greenery, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the embossed image, I used Just Jade cardstock and placed it in the Greenery Embossing Folder on the bottom end. It does actually emboss a smidge of the top greenery as well….and that’s why the greeting is placed in the upper left corner. 😉 There is a way to hide anything! I layered the embossed image onto Shaded Spruce cardstock. For that fabulous you make me smile greeting, I used the Label Me Lovely Punch and just trimmed it down! The greeting was stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink and added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added some Champagne Rhinestones on the edges!

If you would like to recreate this You Make Me Smile card, check out the supplies below! Also, be sure to come back as I have more samples to share with you using this Suite! Click here to see the full sheets of every piece of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Beautiful Spring Day!!!

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This card just looks like a beautiful spring day! I showed this same card in a different color and I just had to share this one too! I am loving it so much! What about you?? Let me know in the comments below!

Beautiful Spring Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is very simple to make and you can always change up the greeting for any occasion! A little bit of embossing with the Parisian Embossing Folder. Some added fun with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits. Coloring with Stampin’ Blends!

Blue Dress, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I used Pool Party for her dress for a soft subtle blue look! Highland Heather and Old Olive were used to color the flowers! Of course any color would work for those flowers too!!

I hope you are all enjoying the beauty of nature right now. The sunshine and flowers all in bloom are just wonderful and they sure add joy to my life right now in this chaos. Sure they also add pollen to my nose but let’s not talk about that. Find joy in the little things each day! Being stuck at home with a 2 year old and 2 working parents isn’t easy. The extra snuggles, the hand picked dandelions, and the squeals heard when bubbles are made sure make it all amazing! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Love, hugs, and prayers to all of you during this crazy time! Stay safe and healthy! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Little Ladybugs!!!

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Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow so now is the time to stock up on fabulous stamping goodies to get FREE stuff!!! This Little Ladybugs Stamp Set is an exclusive stamp set for orders of $350 or more. That means you and a few friends can put your orders together or you can order it yourself. If you would like to gather orders with friends, I can open a Hostess Code for you to make it easy and all orders will be shipped directly to the person! 🙂

Little Ladybugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Is this not the cutest card ever?!?!? Those ladybugs are adorable and super fun to stamp and color. There is also coordinating dies to have them cut out so you can pop them up too!

Flying Ladybug, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used a Real Red card base and layered on a piece of Basic Black. The black is embossed with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder! Next, I took a strip of Whisper White measuring 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the greeting in the center. Before adding it to the card front, I added cut pieces of Pearlized Doilies to either side!

Pearlized Doilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then I stamped the ladybugs on Whisper White and die cut them out. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the bugs! I went with Dark Real Red and Dark Poppy Parade because I wanted a bit of variation in color. The bellies were colored with Dark Smoky Slate. Next, I added the ladybugs to the card…with Stampin’ Dimensionals of course. To finish it off, I added some Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins!

Cute Ladybugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped the line of little ladybugs which are just the cutest ever. I colored them the same! This card turned out so precious and I love it! Be sure to get this set before it is gone!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Try Out Double Stamping!

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You all know how much I love flowers so the more the better, right?!? Check out this fun double stamping technique to have more flowers on your card!!!

Double Stamping, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Pretty Peacock card base and layered on another piece that was embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. This adds subtle texture to the card. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3″ x 3-1/2″. This is the piece I am going to double stamp on with the Tags In Bloom Stamp Set! Be sure to stamp with the label centered and the flowers in the upper left corner. Then flip the piece around and line up the label to stamp again for flowers on the other side. Photopolymer stamps makes this super easy!

I colored in the flowers with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends! Then for the greeting, I used the stamps from the Tags In Bloom Set and punched it out with the coordinating Label Me Lovely Punch. I added it to the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a fabulous layered look! Next, I layered it onto some Daffodil Delight and added it to the card front. I went for an off set look just to go with someone different!

Tags In Bloom, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added some flowers and another greeting from the Tags In Bloom Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st! This set is super fun and fabulous so I highly recommend it!!! 🙂

To see this double stamping in action check out the video tutorial 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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Tags In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Label Me Lovely Punch
$18.00
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$9.00
Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
$7.50

I’m Here For You!!!

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Happy Monday!!! This card may not be practicing social distancing but always know I’m here for you!!! Now is the best time to send happy mail to friends and family to stay connected and make someone’s day!!!

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

The Gangs All Meer is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that you can earn for Free with a $50 order. This set is just adorable with the little meerkats and lizard. I love it!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Seaside Spray and embossed it with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3″ x 3-3/4″ and stamped the meerkats up top and the greeting down low in Soft Suede Ink. Using the Soft Suede Light Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the meerkats. They are just so adorable!!!

Gangs All Meer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I layered this piece onto some Crumb Cake. Using the Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon, I added some across to separate the greeting and the focal image. This also gives a little bit of texture. Then I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Seaside Spray Faceted Dots!

Little Lizard, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside, I added a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Down in the corner, I stamped the little lizard in Soft Suede Ink. Using Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow, I colored him in. For the “All of Us” greeting, I actually stamped that and masked the “for”. I wanted it to read that we are all here for you….all of us!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends next Tuesday! Now is the time to stock up on your supplies so you can earn FREE stuff too. All of the products used on this We’re Here For You card are listed below! Also, our kits are awesome to get for yourself or mail to a friend for fun project to pass the time and also happy mail to send out! Click here to see all of the kits!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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