Pocket Style Card!!!

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Sometimes I just get bored with a regular card. It’s like I need something new to mix it up and make it fun. This pocket style card is just that. Super cute and different from the traditional card. I love it and plan to make a lot more with this style!

Pocket Style Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Smoky Slate card base measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and I scored it at 2″ from one side and 2-1/2″ from the other side. So this is actually a 4″ x 5-1/2″ card which is just 1/4″ smaller than usual but it creates that nice overlap for the pocket! On the bottom portion, I used Tear And Tape along the sides to secure the pocket. I just like that stronger adhesive to ensure the pocket will stay together as a piece of paper slides in and out of it. Then I added a piece of the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper to the bottom piece (5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″).

Next, I used the Elegantly Said Stamp Set for all of the images. The corner image was stamped in Basic Gray and the flower stamped in Cherry Cobbler. For the inside card, I stamped the flower image off twice and then onto the cardstock for that super subtle look. You don’t want it to overpower your greeting! I love getting images and greetings out of one stamp set!!

Elegantly Said Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The front focal point was stamped on Basic White (2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″) and layered onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″). The inside card measures 3″ x 4-1/4″ layered onto Cherry Cobbler measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.

Elegant Pocket Style Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this pocket style card, check out the supplies listed below that you need or select ADD ALL TO CART and then you can always delete the items you don’t need. Easy, quick ordering!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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So Sweet Of You!!!

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I am always in need of Thank You cards because I am a firm believer in sending them out for every gift we receive. Lately with Alex being born, his baptism and Claire’s birthday, I’ve been sending out a ton. I also send them out each month to everyone who orders from me that month! This strawberry card is perfect and I love the coordinating inside greeting – So Sweet Of You!!!

Sweet Strawberry Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card I created uses Poppy Parade and Whisper White cardstock. The Poppy Parade card base measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and the 2 pieces of Whisper White are 4″ x 5-1/4″. One of the pieces of white is for the front and one for the inside of the card!

Using the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set, I stamped 2 of the leaves and flowers in Memento Black Ink and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I used Daffodil Delight for the flower centers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. You can stamp these images as close together or far apart as you wish. It all depends on your greeting panel in the center or preference on how much of the white you want covered!

Next, I stamped some strawberries onto Whisper White in Poppy Parade Ink. The outline image was stamped full strength ink and the solid background stamp was stamped off once (or twice if you want an even lighter look or a variation in color)! Using the coordinating punch, I punched them out! Then I took Granny Apple Green cardstock and stamped some leaves in Granny Apple Green. I used 2 leaves on the front and 2 leaves on the inside of the card!

For the greeting, I just used some scraps of Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock to stamp the greeting. The Thank You greeting is thinner but the Happy Birthday greeting is wider. I love how you can easily adjust this piece of cardstock to create either card. When I went to assemble, I added the strawberries first and held the greeting over the top to help with placement. The strawberries and greeting all have Stampin’ Dimensionals!

So Sweet of You, Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside I used the greeting That Was So Sweet Of You and I love it! I also stamped the strawberries onto the cardstock but added punched out leaves. This was a bit of an accident to have my strawberries “standing up” or upside down or however you want to see that. Apparently I kept thinking of a pear. I did actually stamp another card with them the other way and it really looks just the same so I think I like this mistake one better! See no mistake in stamping is bad, just an alternative! 🙂

If you would like to recreate this strawberry card, check out the supplies listed below! Purchase just the ones you need or click Add All To Cart!!! Either way, have fun and enjoy!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Here For You Now…

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You all know how much I love flowers, scrolly fonts, and ribbon as my go-to embellishment!!! Check out this card that just screams LAURA!!!! The greeting – Here For You Now And In Better Days Ahead is just amazing too!!!

Here For You Now, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card with the NEW Hand Penned Designer Series Paper measuring 3″ x 3-3/4″ which is a perfect size to use up an entire sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! BONUS! I layered it onto Misty Moonlight and a Pale Papaya card base! This color combination is just fabulous!!!

The stamp set I used is the Color & Contour Stamp Set which has this fabulous greeting, flower, and those fun little dots that I used in the corner. I thought it added a little extra fun rather than just have solid cardstock! The greeting was stamped on a die cut which is in the Color & Contour Bundle – Scalloped Contour Dies. These are AMAZING!!!! Such fun scallop edged images with so much fun texture and look! MUST HAVE!

Color & Contour Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I stamped a flower and the coordinating greeting. It really pulls the card together I think. You could also stamp the flower onto the envelope too.

Hand Penned Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I created 2 more cards using different prints from the same Hand Penned Designer Series Paper Pack. Because the colors were a bit different, I went with Pale Papaya and Pool Party! Which color combination is your favorite – Misty Moonlight or Pool Party??? Let me know in the comment below! I love how you can use different patterns in the same pack for a fabulous card in the same style!

If you would like to recreate this “Here For You Now” card, check out the supplies listed below! You can purchase them individually or click Add All To Cart for quick and easy shopping!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Hello Dear Friend!!!

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I love All Inclusive Kits because they are perfect for gifting to someone or for a beginner stamper to get their feet wet!! They come with everything you need to make the cards except scissors. The Hello Dear Friend Card Kit is my current favorite because of the flowers and the AMAZING GREETINGS!

Hello Dear Friend Stampin' Up All Inclusive Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the greetings so much for #happymail cards or even thank you notes. My favorite actual card from the bunch is the mini purple thank you card! There is just something about the flower bunch in front of what looks like a window that I love!!!

Easy Mini Thank You Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t you think it looks like a church window or something??? I just love it and it’s super simple. TIP: Be sure to stamp the greeting up high so that it fits. As you can see in my sample, the Y cuts off a bit at the bottom!

#happymail Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my 2nd favorite because that greeting makes me smile!!! TIP: Add adhesive to the middle and lower left corner of the vellum so it will be covered up with the flowers and greeting! The purple flower was adhered on the card flat but the pink and yellow one are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Hello Dear Friend Mini Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is quick and simple. The perfect size for a little note to drop with an item on someone’s porch, desk, or even hand it to them! Just a little something to brighten your day! Who wouldn’t love that?!?!?

Flowers & Diamonds Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card with the vellum diamond both up and down. Honestly, I couldn’t really tell the difference like it should be one way or the other. It looks amazing both ways and the flower and greeting sort of take away from the fact that it’s a diamond shape!

Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comment below! If you would like to see me create all of these cards, check out this video! I’ll be honest evenings and this pregnancy made my stamping a bit of a hot mess but not every stamping session is perfect! LOL

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Total Perfection!!!

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I love Birthdays! Everyone has one and it’s the perfect time to celebrate OURSELVES! It’s our day! So do exactly what you want and enjoy it to the fullest. Heck, sometimes I even like to call it my birthday month! It’s not my birthday month but I do have a fabulous birthday card to share with you today! I think it’s total perfection!

Total Perfection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love this birthday greeting from the Sale-A-Bration Approaching Perfection Stamp Set! That set has lots of fun birthday greetings in it AND you can get it for FREE with a $50 order! Woot Woot!

This fun card is a Z fold card. I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Fold it in half like a normal card and then fold the front panel back in half! It’s as easy as that. Then I added some Flower & Field Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper to the front panel. This piece measures 5-3/8″ x 2-1/8″.

Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies in Whisper White and Bumblebee. When I did the greeting with regular dies, it just didn’t pop. Then I did the stitching and it just POPPED! It’s crazy how such a little texture gives such a big look! The greeting was stamped in Bermuda Bay on the front and inside! Be sure when adding the rectangle greeting to the card front that you only put adhesive on the left hand side otherwise you will seal your card closed! Then I finished it off with a few Black

Z Fold Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to create this Total Perfection card, check out the supplies below! Remember that you can select the Approaching Perfection Stamp Set and Flower & Field as FREE Sale-A-Bration items for every $50 you spend!

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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A New Take…

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So I had some leftover pre-cut cards that I played with the other day! I decided not to create the same exact card as the original. You can check that out here! Here is a new take on the card using different stamps!

A New Take on an Old Look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the same Seaside Spray card base. Then some of the cards used both the Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock and some only used one. For ink colors, I played with Basic Gray, Pacific Point, and Seaside Spray! Some of the flowers I even colored in with Stampin’ Blends to add a pop of color! Each card looks totally different and I really like it. The stamp set that I used was the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set! It was perfect for all of the different looks!

Different Shades of Blue Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I stamped the left flower in Seaside Spray and then colored it in. It came out looking super soft! The middle flower was stamped in Basic Gray and then colors in with Seaside Spray and it has a much bolder look. The flower on the right is stamped in Pacific Point and colored in with Seaside Spray. I think that one is my favorite. Which one is your favorite??? Let me know in the comment below!

Check out all of the supplies listed below. If you want to see me create these cards, I did it on a Facebook Live a few weeks ago. Check it out here!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Bundle of Sunflowers!!!

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Happy Monday!!! This card was created for a large virtual demonstrator event that I was apart of and I really fell in love with it! The bundle of sunflowers are just so fun and fresh! The greeting speaks volumes and the layout is a new one I haven’t used before (or at least in a long time)!

Bundle of Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Before stamping on this piece, I placed the Bumblebee (1-1/2″ x 4″) on the right hand side as a guide for where my flowers should be stamped. Since I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the flowers, I stamped the images in Memento Black Ink! Be sure to leave a little bit of space between the flowers and the stems so your bow fits perfectly in that gap!

The piece of Bumblebee was actually created with the lined images from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. I stamped it diagonally and just stamped once around the middle of the cardstock and then worked my way out. Just follow along in that same diagonal pattern and you are golden. No need for perfection as it is a small piece and the greeting covers a lot too. After stamping, add it to the far right edge. Then using some of the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper, I cut a 1/2″ x 4″ piece and placed it over the edge of the Bumblebee. This gives a smoother look between the two papers.

Coloring Sunflowers with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After coloring the flowers and assembling all the pieces, I added the greeting on and the little ribbon bow. I used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow! For the greeting, I used the Label Me Lovely Punch which is my favorite right now! <3

If you would like to recreate this bundle of sunflowers card, check out the supplies listed below. If you want to see more samples using these fun products, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Creating a 2 Tone Flower!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! I’m excited to share a Technique Tuesday with you!!!! It’s been way to long for sure! 🙂 Today, we are creating a 2 Tone Flower with Sponge Daubers and it’s oh so fabulous! You all know how much I love flowers!!! 🙂

Creating a 2 Tone Flower, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These flowers are just stunning and I am loving the color combination of Seaside Spray and Highland Heather so much! They are soft but yet still POP! For the centers of the flowers, I used Crushed Curry Ink and the leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz! One of the other bonuses to this card is the fact that it is all ONE stamp set – Blossoms in Bloom! When you can get a greeting and a fabulous image out of 1 set, it’s a killer deal in my opinion.

Wink of Stella Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the card, I added Wink of Stella to the flowers for that amazing shine! Check out the video below to see what happens when you request even more glittery shine! 🙂 LOL It’s all good!

Stamping Flowers Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You will notice in the video tutorial I used Highland Heather behind the greeting rather than Seaside Spray as pictured above. Let me know in the comments which one you prefer!!

To see how to create a 2 Tone Flower 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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Is there such a thing???

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You all know how much I love stamping with flowers, right??? Is there such a thing as too many flowers???

Is there such a thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card and I love it but I also think it might be too much! Let me know what you think in the comments below! I did change this up and went with a similar but different look! Stay tuned as I will post that card soon!

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the flowers from Jar of Flowers on either side at the top. Since I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends, I stamped the flowers in Memento Black. The Blends that I used were Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam, Daffodil Delight, and Seaside Spray! I, also, stamped another set of the flowers on scrap paper and fussy cut them out!

Using the diagonal strip image from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set, I stamped a piece of Bumblebee cardstock with Bumblebee Ink. Don’t worry if this isn’t perfect. Just start with an angle and keep going. It will be just fine and adding the greeting over the top helps to hide any imperfections!

Jar of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now to assemble it all together. I added the fussy cut flowers in the center with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some texture and make the flowers pop more. Then I added the Bumblebee stamped cardstock on the lower half of the cardstock. Using Misty Moonlight Ribbon, I placed a strip across the card where the paper overlaps! This gives a nice smooth look between the two paper! Now you can add this to your card base. Then I placed a little bow that I created with the same ribbon in the center using a Mini Glue Dot.

For the greeting, I used one from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Label Me Lovely Punch. Here is a video tutorial for you to see how I layered the label punch! You can always use the greeting of your choice. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So let me know if you are loving this card or if you think it’s too much….if there is such a thing! 🙂 If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies below! If you would like to see more in this Flowers For Every Season Suite, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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