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!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


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!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Lovely Layered Look!!!

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I know that Sale-A-Bration is over but I just have to share this fun card with you! This lovely layered look works with lots of different stamped images. If you don’t have the Sale-A-Bration Friendly Hello, that’s okay! If you do, then I hope this card inspires you to create with it!

Lovely Layered Look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This look is super cool and it’s super easy to do! That’s my kind of WOW card! For this one, I would say all of the coloring is the hardest part, LOL! You all know I am not a huge fan of lots of coloring!

I started off with a piece of Basic Black cardstock as the card base. Then I cut 2 piece of Basic White measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. One is for the card front and the other one is for the inside of the card. Using Memento Black Ink, I stamped the greeting in the center and then added flowers all around it and to the edge of the cardstock. Then, it’s time to color. I actually colored after I cut the circle but I think it would probably be easier to color first.

Once you are done coloring, simply cut out the greeting with the Layering Circles Dies. Adhere the rectangle to the card front, be sure it is right side up so that the greeting circle lines up with the flowers and the greeting isn’t upside down. Then die cut out the scallop circle in Basic Black cardstock and layer the greeting on top. Then just like a puzzle piece, place this layer over the center of the card! How amazing is that?!?! Simple and fabulous!

If you would like to see this lovely layered look in action, check out this video!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Calming Camellia!!!

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The Calming Camellia Stamp Set is an exclusive stamp set during Sale-A-Bration for orders of $350 or more. This can be a single order or a few orders gathered together!

Calming Camellia Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple but does require a lot of die cutting! This card uses the Scallop Contour Dies and I am LOVING those lately! The little detailed scallop for each one makes it super fun to layer. I die cut 4 scallops for this card – 3 for the front and 1 for the inside!

You could mix up the colors or go for a monochromatic look like I did! I used Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride cardstock. The ink is Melon Mambo!

Stampin' Up! Scalloped Contour Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside, I stamped some more fun but I will say that it makes the area for the greeting rather small. When I created this card on video, I actually stamped the curly cues on the Basic White card base rather than the scalloped die cut and I LOVE that look. You can check out the video tutorial here!

You have less than 2 weeks left to get this beautiful Calming Camellia Stamp Set so you can recreate this card! Click the supplies used below to get started! What color would you use?!?!?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Heart & Home Online Class!!!

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February is the 3rd month of my New Online Class option for those of you to stamp with me near and far! I LOVE IT!!! It’s been so much fun thus far and I am giddy excited about what I have planned for the upcoming months! For February, I have the Heart & Home Online Class and here is a sneak peak!

Heart & Home Online Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my favorite card in the February Class! There is just something about that blue and white pattern that I LOVE!!!! I also love those antique blue and white dishes. It’s just classic and stunning! My other favorite part about this card is the greeting! I inked up the flower image and then stamped off twice and then stamped it over the greeting! It’s subtle and amazing! I love it!

Blessings of Home Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The inside greeting for this card from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set melts my heart! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! This year I have really tried to make a point in telling people I love their shirt or I enjoyed our visit or you really mean a lot to me. This card is perfect!!! I urge you all to do the same. It makes other smile as well as makes you feel warm and fuzzy! (And right now with a winter storm coming for us, I need warm and fuzzy!)

I still have kits available for the February Heart & Home Online Class so sign up for your kit now so you can stamp along with me!!! You can also purchase the PDF Tutorial so you can cut all the pieces and stamp these SIX cards! That’s the other exciting thing about the February Class….I just couldn’t stop at 5 so there is a 6th bonus card!!! 🙂

Not sure you are into the kit this month, you can still join in the fun and watch me create these cards LIVE on Facebook (and then posted to YouTube) on Friday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. CT!!! It’s free for anyone to join in and chat with me while I stamp and offer techniques and a fun evening!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Flowers of All Colors!!!

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I love all flowers of all colors! The more bright and vibrant the better. When it comes to stamping I try to mix it up and use different color or use a color I haven’t used in a while or one that I have an abundance of cardstock for! Here I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set to create some quick and fabulous floral cards for any occasion!

Flowers of All Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I went with a simple Gorgeous Grape card base and then cut 2 pieces of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). One is for the front of the card and the other is for the inside of the card! Using the Stamparatus for the large floral image, I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape. It was super simple to do and any time I missed a spot with the ink pad, I could easily ink it back up and stamp it again. Gotta love the Stamparatus for the ability to do that!!!

Next, I filled in with all of the other colors and images. The center of the flowers were stamped in Mango Melody and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then the small flowers in between and all around are stamped in Highland Heather! Of course I wanted to coordinate the inside of the card so I stamped a few extra small flowers in there as well!

I think that this card is perfect for so many different occasions – Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You, Wedding, etc. What occasion would you use this card for? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to recreate this card with flowers of all colors, click on the supplies listed below! Remember that all orders of $50 will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!! Woot Woot!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Absolutely Amazing!!!

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I’m all about the quick and simple cards lately. I just don’t have the time to craft and create like I did in the past. It makes me kind of sad but I also keep telling myself it’s just a season and soak up all the baby/toddler time I can. This Absolutely Amazing card is super uplifting and beautiful!

Absolutely Amazing Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card with the Color & Contour Stamp Set which I am super loving lately! Polished Pink & Basic Gray are the ink colors I used so it was minimal supplies that I had to get out! This card was also created on a Note Card & Envelope set! No cardstock cutting or anything! Ribbon is my go-to embellishment so of course I had to add some of that. You could also add some bling too! There are lots of ways to add to this card for a more detailed look or a simple one!

This card is a perfect one to send as #happymail any time. It could simply be to brighten someone’s day or you could even send it as a birthday card! I love sending #happymail! The impact of a handstamped card is amazing! With all the bills and junk mail that arrive daily, seeing that little envelope with your name on it and maybe even a decorated envelope is sure to brighten your day!

I wish I could send you all some happy mail because you are truly amazing and mean so much to me. You all fill my heart and soul with happiness and gratitude! Thank you for following me here on my blog, watching my Facebook Lives or YouTube videos, and interacting with me! I love the community I have built and feel like we are all family! THANK YOU!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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