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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Wonderful Woven Look!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a great weekend!!! Family time over here so it was amazing!!! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing this fun card with a wonderful woven look using the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder!!!

Wonderful woven look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

They call it Coastal Weave. What do you think it look likes? We had this discussion at class. Some said a basket or maybe chevron. Let me know in the comments what you think!

I got this card idea from the amazing, Sandy Carlson. It was so fabulous I just had to recreate it!!! I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Next, I took another piece of Bermuda Bay (4″ x 5-1/4″) and embossed it with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. Then I added a piece of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to the lower half of the embossed piece and added some Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon along the seam. I secured the ends of the ribbon the back side with adhesive!

Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then for the greeting, I used the Layering Circles Framelits for each layer. Punches also work great for the smooth circles! Next, I stamped the greeting from Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture on the card but also for a smooth look over the ribbon and embossing!

Blue Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to decorate the inside too! I used the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set for the balloons. To get that variation in color, I simply inked it up in Bermuda Bay and stamped it 3 times without ever going back to the ink. It’s fabulous!!!

Don’t forget that the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set is the free set of the month for orders of $75 or more. This is an exclusive offer through me! Sale-A-Bration is also still going on so you get a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 spent! Woot Woot! All kinds of free stuff! Check out the supplies below so you can get this wonderful woven look! For more ideas using this stamp set, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Fields of Lavender!!!

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Soft Spring breeze! Warm sun kissing your face! Birds chipping sweetly! Are you feeling amazing and relaxed?? I know I am and that’s why this fields of lavender card makes me so happy!!!

Fields of Lavender, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While this card is super simple, it’s just so amazing! The stamp set is called Beautiful Moments and there are 3 images with people in them as well as a few decorative images and greetings! It’s perfect! I’m in love!

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the greeting in Basic Gray in the lower right corner! Next, I added a strip of Highlight Heather that I ran through the Curls & Swirls Embossing Folder. Then for the focal point, I die cut out a Stitched Rectangle! This added a little more texture to the card!

Beautiful Moments Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped this image in Basic Gray because I like that softer look! Then using Stampin’ Blends, I colored everything in!!! You could always use different colors. Heck, I don’t even know if that is lavender but that’s what I’m going with! Is it lavender? Let me know in the comments below!

Stampin' Blends Markers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a little sprig of lavender!!! I feel like I could make lots of these with various greetings because it’s just so pretty! If you would like to recreate this fields of lavender card, check out the supply list below!

Happy Stampin

~Laura

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Copper & Navy!!!

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Oh my goodness, Copper and Navy looks so amazing together and I love it!!! Check out this fun card I created with the Heartfelt Bundle. No red and pink and no Valentine’s Day! The Heartfelt Stamp Set isn’t just for Valentine’s Day! Try it out!

Copper & Navy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or just because. The texture and layers are amazing too!

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the greeting in the right corner. This greeting is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in the 2020 Mini Catalog! This set has a greeting for everything which I LOVE!!! Then, I took a piece of Copper Foil Paper and ran it through the Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder. This gives that perfect touch of texture. This I added to the left side of the card.

For the hearts, I used the Heartfelt Stamp Set and coordinating Heart Punches. I stamped the big one onto Very Vanilla scrap cardstock and punched it out. Then I set it on the card about where I wanted it, moved it over slightly and stamped the smaller heart from the set. I also stamped off once with the smaller heart for a fun shadow effect. Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the big heart overlapping!

Heartfelt Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some hearts in the corners with Night of Navy Ink. This is the perfect decoration to pull it all together. You can always stamp a few hearts on the envelope as well!

Check out the supplies below to recreate this fun Copper and Navy card! Also, you can check out more samples using the Heartfelt Bundle by clicking here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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3D Embossing Folder Plate!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I’m keeping it simple today and sharing with you the 3D Embossing Folder Plate! Many of you have been asking me why your Embossing Folders aren’t going through and this is the trick!!

3D Embossing Folder Plate, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This fun blue plate has been a product that Stampin’ Up released to help us with embossing. Unfortunately since it was a product release after the Annual Catalog came out, it hasn’t been in an actual catalog. So while it is available, it’s been under the radar kind of!

The blue plate is a bit thicker than the clear plates for die cutting and embossing. When using Stampin’ Up’s 3D Embossing Folders, 1 clear plate is not thick enough and 2 is way too thick! So rather than using cardboard shims and getting super frustrated, we have the fun blue plate!!!

Check out all of this in action with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate in 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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Golden Goddess!!!

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I sure did! My Mom came yesterday and we stamped her Christmas Cards!!! It was so much fun and a good time to catch up! Today, I’m sharing another samples using the Christmastime is Here Suite. Check out this Golden Goddess!!!

Golden Goddess, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just so elegant and beautiful! It would be perfect for a wedding card too!!! All white and gold and so amazing!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I embossed another piece of Whisper White with the Subtle Embossing Folder and added it to the front. Then with yet another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Christmas Rose in Gold Delicata Ink. Be sure to set it aside a bit to dry completely. I have found sometimes it smears if it isn’t fully dry. Once it is dry, I used the coordinating Roses Dies to die cut the rose and the greeting label. The greeting was also stamped in Gold Delicata!

Golden Rose, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To assemble, I flipped the rose over and added three little loops of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon. This stuff is just stunning! Using the Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the ribbon and then all over the rest of the rose, I then added it to the card front! The greeting was also added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know me and my love for those things. To finish it off, I added a few Gold Glittered Enamel Dots! LOVE!!!!

Don’t forget that these items are while supplies last so click the supplies below to get your today and recreate this beautiful golden goddess card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (English)
$112.50
Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Christmas Rose Bundle (English)
$61.00
Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad
$11.00
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$10.00

Apple of My Eye!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! This card is perfect for teachers, get well, and so much more. After all, you could send it to anyone as the apple of my eye!!!

Apple of My Eye, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This super cute card had fun fold to it as well. The green center piece with the apple opens up and then a little red flap opens down! There are little greetings with each flap too! Thank you to Deb Snyder for the inspiration for this fabulous card!

I started with a piece of Real Red measuring 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and I scored it at 5-1/2″. This creates the little flap on the bottom that folds up. Next, I took a piece of Mint Macaron measuring 9″ x 3-1/4″ and folded it in half at 4-1/2″. The front flap of this piece was then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. Then I added this to the inside of the red card base. I find that Tear & Tape is best because it has a nice strong hold for a flap that is going to be pulled on a lot.

A+ Teacher, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I create the fun half apple and greeting using the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch! For the greeting, I used the Timeless Label Punch! The apple was colored with Real Red Stampin’ Blends and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. Be sure that this piece is positioned underneath the Mint Macaron flap.

For the front of the card, I created the apple by adding some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to a strip of Real Red cardstock. Then I stamped the apple over the top of this and punched it out. That is how you get the perfect half and half apple. The stem was done in Soft Suede and the leaf in Mint Macaron. Then to seal the overlap of paper on the apple, I added a mini strip of Mint Macaron Ribbon. The mini bow was then created with the Fork Bow Technique! This was all added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! So fun and fabulous!!!

If you would like to make this amazing card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Free Stamp Set of the Month is your choice between Day of Thanks and Perfectly Plaid! If you would like to see more samples using the Harvest Hellos Bundle, click here.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Flying Away!!!

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I’m writing this blog after dropping Claire off at a Stay & Play for the first time. I’m so excited for her to play with other kids and new toys and have fun. There is also the excitement that I have dedicated time to work without interruptions. Then there is that little pull on my heart that misses her already and is wondering what is she doing and does she miss me. It’s like she’s already flying away from me. 🙁 But just like this card says, Let Your Dreams Soar!!!

Flying Away, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for this time of the year. Send it to someone who is heading off to college. Someone heading to a new job would love a card like this too! There are so many wonderful uses for this card that is sure to put a smile on their face and some warmth in their heart!

I started with a Pretty Peacock card base. Next, I took a piece of 4″ x 4″ Terracotta Tile and embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This gives just the perfect amount of texture! This piece was added on the left hand side of the card front. Then, I took a piece of the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper and stamped hot air balloons all over in Pretty Peacock. All of these images are from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set. Then I added this layer to the card front.

Subtle Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the flying away balloon focal point and the greeting! I die cut a Stitched Circle in Very Vanilla! Then on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla, I stamped the Hot Air Balloon and greeting in Basic Gray Ink. Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the balloon! I went with Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral. For the basket, I actually stamped in Basic Gray onto Smokey Slate cardstock. I added these to the circle with regular Snail Adhesive but then I popped up the full circle on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Off to the right, I added a little banner strip with the other greeting stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink. I finished off the card with a few Faceted Dots in Pretty Peacock!

If you would like to recreate this Flying Away card, check out the supplies listed below. You can also check out other samples using this set here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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