Berry Delightful

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It’s the last week of Sale-A-Bration and today I’m sharing with you a berry sweet card using the Berry Blessings Stamp Set and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. This is a $100 Level Sale-A-Bration item and you get both the stamps and paper! Woot Woot!

Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The colors for this card are STUNNING! Just Jade and Night of Navy are so perfect together! I got the inspiration for this card from fellow stamper, Angie L!

I started with a Just Jade card base. Next, I used the Wrapped in Texture (oppps this one retired with the Holiday Mini Catalog) Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Just Jade (3-1/2″ x 4″). I actually used a few different embossing folders for different textured looks and they are all fabulous! Of course, the one I photographed for this post is a retired one! I’m sorry about that! 🙂 #PregnancyBrain

Next, I layered the embossed piece on the upper half of the card front and a piece of the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″) to the lower portion of the card. For the overlap of the 2 papers, I added a little 1/2″ strip of Night of Navy cardstock. This is a great way to use up scraps of cardstock.

Berry Blessings Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut a Basic White Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. Before popping it out of the die, I ran the large stylus from the Take Your Pick Tool around the edge, just following the metal frame. This gave the oval a bit of pop which you can see in the upper left of the photo above! Just a little added fun and texture! Then using the Berry Blessings Stamp Set, I stamped the blueberries in Just Jade and Pacific Point Ink. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Finished off the front with a few Night of Navy Rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Pack!

Sale-A-Bration Berry Collection Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I took a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped some blueberries near the bottom. For the solid background stamp of blueberries, I stamped off once for that lighter look! Then I took a piece of the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper and added it to the bottom. This is just the back side to what was used on the front! The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy!

There are still a few more days left of Sale-A-Bration where you can earn the Berry Blessing Bundle (stamps & paper) for FREE with a $100 order! Check out the supplies below if you would like to recreate this card!

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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Embossed Designer Paper!!!

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I feel like this season there is a chance for more mailed Christmas presents than normal. That means sending a fun thank you will be needed, right?!?!? This embossed designer paper card with a super cute seasonal greeting is perfect….and simple!

Embossed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I took a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (ON SALE) and embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. This gives some cool texture and really makes the splatter/cloudy designer paper pop more! Then I layered this onto a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Using some Night of Navy ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Pack, I tied it around the layered embossed piece. Then I added it to the card front.

Thank You Snow Much, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out the label from the Painted Labels Dies. The greeting is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set! I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink and then I stamped a few snowflakes around in Seaside Spray. For the snowflakes, I did stamp off once to make sure it was a subtle background look and not overwhelming on the greeting! This was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped a few snowflakes along the right side!!! Don’t forget you can always stamp the envelope as well to really pull it all together!

Check out all of the supplies for this embossed designer paper card below. Want them all, just click ADD ALL TO CART!!! It’s that simple!

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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All the Presents!!!

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It’s December so let the decorating, baking, card sending, and gifting begin!!! NOTE: Stampin’ Up! suggestions orders be placed by December 9th to ensure the delivery will arrive before Christmas. Want to recreate this fun All the Presents card?? Check out the technique below!

I started with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″). Next, I layered on a piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) on top. Then I took a piece of Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon and wrapped the ends around a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz. I added this to the center of the card. When I assembled the card, I thought the focal point didn’t pop enough. The ribbon also got lost in the stripes but when I added the Pear Pizzazz it was PERFECT!

Now for the focal point, I die cut a Stitched Nested Label in Whisper White. Then using the Most Wonderful Time Stamp Set, I stamped both the presents and the greeting. For the greeting, I used Mossy Meadow Ink.

For the present which are all connected on one stamp, I inked one of the outside presents in Real Red Ink. Since it’s photopolymer, I was able to see how far in I needed to add ink. Then I inked the other end and middle present in Pear Pizzazz Ink (light green). Finally I inked the present on the end that’s already inked in Pear Pizzazz in Mossy Meadow. Since I went from light green to dark green, I wasn’t that worried about mixing ink colors. Then I stamped it down onto the label. All of the bows were inked in Real Red Ink and stamped down! Check out this video of Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy for a better look at this technique!

On the inside of the card, I stamped the little tree 3 times after inking it just once in Mossy Meadow Ink. This gives that fun variation in color and looks like there are multiples! The greeting was stamped in Real Red Ink. Both of these images are from the same Most Wonderful Time Medley!

To recreate this All The Presents card, check out the supplies listed below! Need all of them, click Add All To Cart for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Snowy Slopes!!!

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Have you seen the NEW Curvy Celebrations Suite?? There are 2 stamp sets and dies and paper and they are super fun! Check out this fun card I created with snowy slopes!

Snowy Slopes created with the Curvy Celebrations Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the color combination – Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce! This would make a great Winter card for any occasion! It is so fun and peaceful!

I started with a Sahara Sand card base and added a piece of the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). The awesome thing is that there are lots of prints in the pack that work for this piece so there are lots of fabulous looks! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and die cut the dotted slope. This creates 2 pieces with slopes. Two for one in die cutting is totally my kind of die cutting!

Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Before adding the snowy slopes to the card front, place one down where you would like it to be and then slide it down a smidge. Then I stamped the trees in Shaded Spruce just above that slope. I used it as a guide. Once the trees were stamped, I added the slopes. They can overlap and swag any which way! Then I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You know I can’t have a card without them! I finished off the card with a little green rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestone Pack!

Curvy Christmas Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I used the greenery and greeting from the same Curvy Christmas Stamp Set! This greenery image is amazing and perfect for card insides and envelopes! I love it!

Check out all of the supplies below so you can recreate this snowy slopes card! Don’t forget these products are while supplies last or till the end of the year! Get them before they are gone!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Creating An Easel Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you all today!!! Woot Woot! I’m creating an easel card today that is perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary. You could always change up the colors and sentiment for any occasion though!

Creating An Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous stamper, Kim Peck at a recent virtual Stamping Event! I decided to change up the colors and the designer paper for a new look!

Pop Up Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple to create! It uses very minimal supplies actually! Any time you have leftover scraps of designer series paper, this is the perfect card to make. Add a little stamping and some embellishments to hold the easel up and you are golden! The best part is that it still folds up nice and perfectly for a regular sized envelope! Woot Woot!

Love & Laughter Forever After, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To see this Easel 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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Elmo Says….

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Good Morning, everyone! It has been awhile and don’t worry, I’m not gone forever. With all of the chaos of “stay at home” and a toddler, time has not been in abundance! Also, I chat with all of you on my Daily Dose of Stampin’ Therapy on Facebook each week day so you can still catch me there! Here is another project I have been busy with! Elmo says Claire is turning 2!!!!

"Elmo Says" Birthday Invitation, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t he the cutest ever?!?!?! This card was simple and turned out perfectly! I always love a little punch art. You can always check out some other fun ones here!

I started with a Real Red card base. Next, I cut a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the front. Using the retiring For the Love of Felt Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in the lower left corner. I thought that the greeting worked well for an invitation for a party!! Then I tied some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card and placed it right above the greeting! Now it is all set to adhere to the card front!

Elmo Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the fabulous Elmo Punch Art piece, I used the Layering Circles Dies and Circle Punches. The scallop circle is the largest scallop in the Layering Circles Dies. For the eyes, I used 1″ Circles of Whisper White and 1/2″ Circles of Basic Black. The nose is also a 1″ Circle in Pumpkin Pie. For the mouth, I used Basic Black and only slid the cardstock in a bit so it wouldn’t punch the whole circle. It is a 2″ Circle. I would say it was a smidge less than a half of a circle.

The inside of the card was printed on my computer! Of course, I had to decorate the envelope as well to make it super fun! I used the retiring Around the Corner Stamp Set. It was perfect to have Sesame Street stamps too! Elmo says, “It’s fabulous!!!”

Check out the supplies below and don’t forget that the retiring item will be officially gone on June 2nd so don’t delay!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Relax & Chinchilla Out!!!

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This is the adorable card I gave my mom for her retirement. I mean actually I sent her a lot of cards but this one I made specifically for her because I thought it was cute and she would enjoy it! Relax & chinchilla out…it’s the perfect greeting, right?

Relax & Chinchilla Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it adorable??? I even stamped a coordinating envelope!

For this card, I started with a Pretty Peacock card base. Next, I layered on some Mango Melody and then some Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper!! Then for the focal point, I die cut out 2 sizes of the Stitched So Sweetly labels! These are so cute and perfect for adding a greeting on your card!

Glittered Chinchilla, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Witty-cisms Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting/image in Memento Black Ink. Then I colored the little chinchilla in with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Marker. To add a little bling, I colored over him with the Wink of Stella Pen! Then I layered these together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Retirement Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Witty-cisms Stamp Set. I also added a little strip of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to the left hand side to bring it all together! I love how it turned out and my Mom loved it too!!!

Check out the supplies listed below if you need to make a fun “relax & chinchilla out” retirement card! Don’t forget that the FREE Stamp Set of the Month this month is the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set for order of $75 or more!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Die Cutting Rectangles!

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I have another fabulous one of Laura’s Quick Tips to share with you today! I have received this question a few times lately so I thought I would share it on here too! If one person has it as a question, I’m sure many others do too! Today, I have tips for die cutting rectangles!!!

Die Cutting Rectangles, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Many times when die cutting rectangles, squares, or any image with a long straight line and the image doesn’t cut very well. There are also many times it cuts perfectly fine which is a win! 🙂 If you have this happen to you, my tip is to run it through at a diagonal. This allows the die cutting machine to apply pressure on a smaller section with each crank through, rather than hitting a long line at the same time. Also, it is really hard to crank it through when a solid line is going through at once. When you place it in at a diagonal, it goes through smoother and easier which is fabulous!!

To see this all 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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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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