Ephemera Packs!

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I’m just going to say……a different word would be preferred! I think I know how to say Ephemera Packs now but bare with me. LOL I think it’s E-FEM-ER-A. No matter what you call them, these packs are amazing and make for quick and simple card creations!

Ephemera Packs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I used a Note Card & Envelope, stamped a greeting from the Simply Said Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink and then decorated with a few flowers from the Fully Flowering Ephemera Pack. Next, I finished it off with some In Color Resin Dots!

Fully Flowering Ephemera Pack, www.LaurasStampPad.com

TIP: Don’t stamp the greeting first like I did. When I was creating these cards, I thought I would stamp one in the middle and one in the lower corner. Then as I was deciding on my flowers, I struggled with the placement. I recommend playing with the different flowers/images first and then when you get it figured out, stamp and adhere!

Girls Night Out Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This was one of the cards I offered at my Girl’s Night Out Event and here are 2 more cards that guests made at the event. I wish I could have seen what everyone created because I love these!!! So beautiful and so easy!!!

Whether you are a beginner card maker or not, check out these Ephemera Packs for creating cards, scrapbooking, or even creating home decor or party decorations!

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March Paper Pumpkin

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit with a craft project and everything needed to create it all in a small box. These kits are typically cards but sometimes include treat boxes, home decor, etc. The March Paper Pumpkin Kit was just beautiful and the cards have greetings that I can use right away!

March Paper Pumpkin 2024, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think this card is my favorite from the Memorable Meadows March Kit because it shows off the beautiful flowers so well! The greeting is perfect for a #happymail card to send any time. Pop this card in the mail to a friend, a relative you haven’t seen in awhile, your mom, your co-worker, your neighbor. Just a little note to brighten someone’s day!!!

Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super fabulous because honestly it could be for a man or a woman. That wooden accent really adds a fun element of texture without being bulky on the card! While the colors do include purple, it’s a beautiful sky/scenery look and I just love it!!! Plus you know how I feel about a scrolly font…..LOVING this one!!!

Heartfelt Thanks Paper Pumpkin Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this card too but honestly I was super sad to cover up so much of the scenery with the greeting and wooden element! It’s just so beautiful! It’s all good though! I use a lot of Thank You cards for my amazing customers so I’m sure this one will be used right away! Teacher Appreciation is also coming up soon and I have 3 teachers to spoil so this just might go to one of them!

Claire and I really enjoyed putting this March Paper Pumpkin kit together! I think she gets more excited about Paper Pumpkin arriving then me. It is always a wonderful time that I get to stamp with her. Keeping the mess somewhat to a minimum is nice since the kit comes with everything we need! Crafting with her is super special and something I look forward to! Be sure to sign up for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit so you can enjoy the fun craft either alone or with a friend or family member! Click here to sign up now!

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Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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The January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit came in HOT with this stunning Lovely Lavender Kit! I love the shades of purple and that purple foil is just amazing!!!

Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the purple foil trim on this card so much. Also the fun way the greenery and lavender pop through the cut out and feel so 3D makes me happy! As for the greeting, I really contemplated it. Anniversary cards are really lacking in my stash and I thought this would be perfect for that. Then I decided I didn’t want to get up and look for an Anniversary greeting AND why not make 4 Valentine’s Day cards. Valentine’s Day is a favorite of mine because I love sharing/showing my love. Sometimes I like to have a kit push me into making cards of a certain variety so that I send them out. So now I have 4 Valentine’s Day cards to send to those I love! 🙂

January Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card would actually make a great Anniversary card! I loved the bouquet look with one stamped image and three die cut pieces. It is just stunning. I think I could have done without the twine and maybe added some bling but that’s my personal opinion. I love these cards!!!

BONUS Paper Pumpkin Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

BONUS: I didn’t even notice this at first glance. The popped out piece from the first card is actually made into a tag. How fabulous!?!?! I shared a few of these pieces with Claire so mine didn’t all look like the directions but that’s okay!

This Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with the Perennial Lavender Suite in the Mini Catalog!!! So if you are loving this, check out that Suite here!

Be sure to sign up for the February Paper Pumpkin Kit before February 10th! Click here to sign up!

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Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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The August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Meaningful Flowers and I loved it! The flowers were a lotus and a forget me not. You all know how much I love flowers so this kit didn’t disappoint.

Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The beautiful shades of blue and yellow are stunning. It makes me think of a sunrise and I love it. The instructions didn’t say to use the clear little dots but there were plenty leftover so I added them to the 5 flowers up front.

Forget Me Not Flowers Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The card front is only a half sheet so you get that peek-a-boo effect on the top half. This does make it more difficult to write a message on the inside but you can use the inside of the card front which is white. The back of the card is not an option really because there is a beautiful flower description. Although you could always use the upper portion of the back of the card!

Love, Devotion, Memories, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How amazing is this message on the back?!?! I love it! It’s beautiful and it’s different.

Lotus Flower – Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Vellum Lily Pad Pond, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The second card in the kit is this stunning lotus flower. This card was super easy to put together. All you need to do is create a pocket with the vellum lily pads, stamp the greeting and add the clear dots! You can see the clear dots much easier in this card photo than the card above. The greeting “You are capable of amazing things” is so powerful and uplifting. I love it!

You are capable of amazing things, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not sure if the recipient would do this, but you could always take the little flower and greeting out and put it in your car or on your mirror. It’s the perfect little message to brighten your day!

Lotus Flower Paper Pumpkin 2023, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The inside of this card is all white and perfect room for writing a message. The back of the card does have the beautiful flower description as well!

Which card is your favorite from this Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit?? I think I’m going with the forget me not card! Leave me a comment below!

Be sure to sign up for the September Kit here! You won’t want to miss out on this Shelli Exclusive Kit!!!

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Dainty Flowers!!!

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Have you seen the Dainty Flowers Designer Paper that is one of the $50 Level Sale-A-Bration items?!?!? It is so beautiful! I know I am a flower girl already but this paper is just amazing! It is also perfect for making quick and simple cards too!

Dainty Flowers Designer Paper Sale-A-Bration, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The colors of this card (Blushing Bride & Starry Sky) are a beautiful combination. Add the layer of Dainty Flowers Designer Paper for a quick and simple card. All I did next was add a greeting with some Linen Thread for texture and then some Brass Butterflies. This card could be used for many different occasions! Which occasion would you use it for?!?!?

Linen Thread Loops for Texture on A Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For those Linen Thread Loops, I simply added a dab of adhesive to the middle of my card. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around 4 fingers. I try to end my loop around the same spot as where the starting end is. Then slide the loops off your fingers and twist into a figure 8. This makes the ribbon fan out a bit. Then place this down with the center of your figure 8 on that dab of adhesive in the center of your card. Add the greeting over the top of the loops with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Feel free to pull the loops a bit to fan them out for more texture! This can be done with Baker’s Twine and other thin threads and ribbon! I hope you will try it out too!

Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th so don’t wait to place your order and earn lots of Free Sale-A-Bration goodies. The Dainty Flowers Designer Paper has been a popular one so I could see it running out perhaps!

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August Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is probably my favorite kit in the past few years. I LOVED all 3 cards and thought that were super fun and easy to create!!! Like really loved each card!

August Paper Pumpkin Kit 2022, Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at how amazing these cards are! You all know how much I love flowers already but this watercolor, wild flower look is just fabulous! Add in a few bumblebees and a fabulous greeting and I’m in love!

Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Card Kit, www.LlaurasStampPad.com

I don’t even know that I can pick my favorite so I’m just going to post each photo! One of my tips for this card is to make sure you test out your spacing with the greeting before adhering it down. On my first card, I just placed the greeting down and then realized my sunflower was off to the left rather far.

Bumblebees and Wildflowers Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, just note that you don’t have to add adhesive to the outside edge where there isn’t much room to add the adhesive. Simply add adhesive to that center rectangle and you will be golden! Thank goodness! Am I right?!? LOL

At Home Greeting Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Can you see the little vellum honeycomb in these cards?! It is very subtle but adds some fun texture to the cards. I will say that it much easier to notice in person than in a photo! Don’t stress about the adhesive on these small pieces. Simply add some adhesive to the card, press the vellum in and add the layers over the top which will help secure it. Easy and fabulous for sure!!!

September Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin has you all set for the upcoming holidays with the September, October, and November Kits! Click here to sign up and enjoy these fun kits with a friend!

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Uniquely Artistic!!!

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I got the Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set for free from Stampin’ Up! when I attended OnTour in April! It was a fun virtual event where demonstrators gathered to chat, learn and see new catalog product. Of course there were goodies involved too like this stamp set! It’s flowers so of course I was super excited!!!

Uniquely Artistic Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card with 2 new In Colors – Parakeet Party and Starry Sky! I love the darkness of Starry Sky with the bright neon Parakeet Party! It really makes the 2 colors POP!

Card Instructions:

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ as the the card base. Next, I added a strip of In Color Designer Series Paper to the top and bottom measuring 1″ x 4-1/4″. Then in the middle I added a piece of Parakeet Party cardstock measuring 4″ x 4-1/4″.

Handmade Floral Birthday Card Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the stamping!!! I took a piece of Basic White cardstock measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and started with stamping the flowers. The Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set flowers are stamped in Starry Sky Ink and the leaves in Parakeet Party Ink. TIP: Stamp the flowers in a triangle with the edges close together in middle but not completely overlapping. It’s okay if the middle looks messy because the greeting will cover it up! After stamping the flowers, I added the leaves in between! For the greeting, I cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock measuring 1″ x 1-1/2″. This piece could be bigger or smaller depending on your greeting of choice. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Then, I finished off the card with a few Iridescent Rhinestones!

Stampin' Up In Colors Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The fun part about this card is all of the different patterns in the In Color Designer Series Paper Pack. Do you like the stripes or polka dots better?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Also, if you are loving the In Colors as much as me, you can get them for FREE this month with the In Color Starter Kit! Join Stampin’ Up before the end of May for just $99 (plus tax). You get to pick out $125 in any product that you would like and you will also get the 5 In Color Ink Pads, In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, In Color Cardstock Pack, and In Color Grid Paper in your kit! Free shipping with the Starter Kit too! WOOT WOOT! Click here if you want this amazing deal!

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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!

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Hues of Happiness!!!

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When the New Catalog was released to demonstrators last month, I IMMEDIATELY fell in love with the Hues of Happiness Suite! Like turned the page and screamed the moment I saw it. Then I ordered it and it arrived and more screaming and excitement happened! Now I have played with it and I’m still in love!!!

Hues of Happiness Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my #1 favorite card! Like this might be one of those cards that I keep for myself because I love it so much and I feel like no one else will love as much as me. There are less than 10 cards like this over my 18 years of stamping! The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper is stunning in the background! Then those stamped, colored, and die cut flowers are just the icing on the card. 😉 It really blows my mind how Stampin’ Blends really make me feel like an artist! I love it!

This card is 1 of the 5 card in the May Online Card Class – Hues of Happiness! You can make these cards right along with me LIVE like a personal stamp class just for you! Click here for all of the details on how to get your card kit! As always the Class Video Live is free for anyone to watch! Check out past months here! You can also purchase past class PDF Tutorials here!

Online Card Class Hues of Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that tonight is the New Catalog Launch Party at 7:30 p.m. CT where I will sharing new product, samples, and stamping with all of you LIVE!!! Join in on Facebook or YouTube!!!

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Twisted Gate Fold!

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This Twisted Gate Fold Card is super cool, small, and not something I would make multiples of. LOL I love making crazy weird cards here and there but it’s not my thing to do them all the time. This is one of those!

Twisted Gate Fold Card, www. LaurasStampPad.com

I got the inspiration for this card from Julie Davison and the original sample I made came together really well. This is probably because I was following directions. Then I cut a bunch for a class and messed up the measurements. Blame it on mom brain?!?! Here’s hoping. So I’ll share the measurements here so you can follow along and be successful with this fun fold cute card!

Card Measurements:

~ Card Base: Soft Seafoam – 7-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, score at 2-1/2″ and 5″
* Inside: Basic White – 2-1/4″ x 4″
~ Designer Series Paper: 2 Pieces – 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″
For the front diagonal (leaf pattern), you will cut from lower right to upper left. For the back diagonal, you will cut from upper right to lower left.
* Decoration: Strip of Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper (yellow) – 1″ x 2-1/2″ and a 2″ Basic White Circle, and then a fussy cut pansy from the same paper.

Be sure when you are adding your decoration pieces on that you only put adhesive on one side so you aren’t sealing your card closed!

Fun Fold Pansy Petal Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I hope you try out this card and have fun with it even if you only make 1! If you prefer to watch me create this Twisted Gate Fold card rather than reading about it, check out this video tutorial!

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