A Grateful Heart!!

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Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful but I have a grateful heart every day! There are so many blessings in my life that I can’t even count them all. I find that on hard days it is best to think of as many as I can! One of them is Stampin’ Up and all of YOU!!! You mean so much to me and have allowed me to enjoy my job so much and stay home with my 2 little blessings too!

Grateful Heart Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On this crazy busy holiday week, I thought I would share a quick and simple card that you could whip up in 3 minutes or less!!! Time it!

I used a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I cut a piece of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and added it to the card front. Then for the greeting, I used the Double Oval Punch! I love that it’s a 2 in 1 punch for the perfect layered greeting! The scallop was punched in Gold Foil Paper. The smooth oval is Gray Granite! I stamped the greeting in Blackberry Bliss Ink. The greeting as well as the image on the inside of the card is from the Banner Year Stamp Set! The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals…of course!! 🙂

Banner Year Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then for the inside of the card, I used Gray Granite cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the corners! Just a little decoration to pull it all together! DONE!

How long did that take?!? You could even make it simpler by stamping the greeting on the front directly to the designer paper! Quick, simple, and made with love is perfect for this time of year! After all, it is the message and the thought that means the most!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! If you are feeling overwhelmed with the holidays and to-do lists, stop and think of your many blessings for just a minute with a grateful heart! Smile and power through! You got this! Remember that you mean so much to me and I appreciate you! HUGS!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Beautiful Angels!

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The Beautiful Angels in the Angels of Peace Stamp Set are stunning! I love the elegant, classic look for Christmas time! Add in the Gold Glimmer Paper and I’m in love!

Beautiful Angels Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For these cards, I used Merry Merlot for the card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I took a piece of the Gold Glimmer Paper and layered it on with Stampin’ Seal+. This adhesive doesn’t show through the vellum which is amazing! After creating the first card with the smooth Glimmer Paper, I decided to emboss it for a different look. I’m in LOVE!!!! It just takes this card to a whole new level! Which is your favorite?

Embossed Gold Glimmer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the center band, I wanted to break things up and add a little more depth. I went with the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper layered on Basic White. Without the white, it just didn’t pop and I wanted it to POP!

Now for the beautiful angels! I simply stamped her in Merry Merlot onto Basic White cardstock and then layered it onto Merry Merlot. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! BUT WAIT…..before you go thinking this card is done, I added some Wink of Stella! Wink of Stella adds that hint of glimmer to the angel and it bleeds the ink out a bit. I did the flowers on her head as well as the holly in her hand. On another card, I went over each link of ink in the image to really make it pop and add more color. STUNNING!

Wink of Stella Technique Card Making, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video here! If you would like to recreate this card, click on the supplies listed below!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Blackberry & Gold!!!

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When you think of Fall, what colors come to mind?? For me it’s typically orange, yellow, and brown/tans. I am loving this new look of Blackberry & Gold for Fall! Thank you Stampin’ Up for making me branch out because I’m in LOVE!!! With this, I might start to like Fall more! I still hate winter and I’m not sure that will ever change. LOL

Blackberry & Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has me swooning! I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered strips of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper onto Cinnamon Cider cardstock! This paper is gorgeous with the rich colors and gold foil shine! Then I added this to the left hand side of the card and wrapped some Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the card and tied it into a knot.

Now for the focal point, I stamped the greeting from the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I layered it onto Early Espresso cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and coordinating dies, I stamped and die cut the 2 pumpkins. I love the Gold Foil touch on that detailed pumpkin! There is a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the top of the stamped pumpkin that is falling off the greeting piece. This is to keep the image level and popped up even though it is falling off the greeting piece a bit.

Pretty Pumpkins Stampin' Up Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped a coordinating greeting and some of the leaves from the Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set. There are so many beautiful images in that set!

This card would be perfect for Thanksgiving but also works for a thank you card all season long! What would you use this card for?!?! Let me know in the comments below! If you wish to make this stunning Blackberry & Gold card, check out the supplies listed below. Click Add All To Cart for a quick shopping experience!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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February 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

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The February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit was super simple and fabulous! I totally messed up on a few of mine but I still love the way they turned out! Which one is your favorite??

February 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My favorite one is the bouquet card. The colors, the flowers, and that sweet greeting are just amazing! This is a greeting I can see me using on future cards as well! I will say I’m not so sure black sequins was the correct look for these cards but……I can use them on another project since I have a lot leftover!

Monthly Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Thinking of You card is my second favorite! I love that gold vellum. For the first card, I added adhesive all around the edge under the gold foil but I could still see it through. On the other 2 cards, I added adhesive on opposite corners (under the flowers) and a small day on the other 2 corners. This was more subtle and looked much better!

Thinking of You Stampin' Up Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my least favorite and I realized I totally forgot the twine which makes it super simple and a little plain. The gold foil is stunning so really it does so much for this card and I still like it but it is plain! I don’t know what I was thinking to not add the twine. The black sequins seemed a little “dark” for the card.

Homemade Sympathy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love Paper Pumpkin kits because they are always keeping my card stash full with cards for every occasion! The color combinations inspire me and give me ideas! I also enjoy just creating for fun without coming up with the idea and having to cut everything for it! It’s perfect!!! If you liked this February 2021 Paper Pumpkin and would like to try out it out for a month or more, click here to sign up for the March Kit before the 10th!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Embossed Trees!!!

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The moment I saw the Evergreen Embossing Folder, I saw Christmas beauty. Simple, elegant and fabulous! These embossed trees have so much texture that just makes you stare at it forever! I did this card in Real Red with Gold Foil but I think Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy and Merry Merlot would be amazing as well as other foils! Let me know your pick in the comments below!

Embossed Trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is beyond simple and oh so fabulous! You could crank out multiples in no time at all. I also used a 4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil Paper so not an inch goes to waste!

I started with the following supplies: Real Red Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), 2 pieces of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″), Gold Foil Paper (4″ x 4″) and Real Red Satin Ribbon (approx. 12 inches). That’s it!!!!

First, I embossed the Gold Foil Paper with the Evergreen Embossing Folder and then added it to the Whisper White cardstock. Next, I stamped a greeting on the bottom from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I did a few others with the For Unto Us Stamp Set and there are many more options you could go with! Then I wrapped the Real Red Satin Ribbon around the cardstock and tied it. This helps the transition from gold foil to the white look more seamless! Then add it to the card front!

Evergreen Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I decorated with another greeting and some fun corner images from the Banner Year Stamp Set. I only used the 1 ink pad for this entire card – Real Red! See, I told you this was fabulous and simple! Embossed Trees are just so elegant for Christmas time but also all year long. I think this card would be perfect for a masculine card as well!

Inside Christmas Card Greetings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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Jump In…

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When was the last time you raked up the leaves and then jumped in??? For me it was forever ago but just think about that for a moment. Can you picture it? The joy! The silliness! The fun! It sure makes you smile and while I don’t see leaf jumping happening this season for me and my pregnant belly, instead let’s jump in on this cute card of leaves!

Jump in the leaves, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just beautiful! I love the Fall colors and that elegant gold foil background! You can always add a different greeting for any occasion this season! I made a lot with this greeting to send as #happymail.

I started with an Early Espresso card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper. This piece is that weird mushroom/half flower/who knows pattern. It works perfectly for this card because it’s the right color and the pattern is mostly masked yet it’s beautiful! Next, I created layers of Whisper White (4″ x 3-1/2″), Cajun Craze (4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″) and Early Espresso (4-3/8″ x 3-7/8). On the white layer, I stamped my images which are all from the Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set! This is also the Free Stamp Set of the Month! Woot Woot!!

First, I stamped the tree base in Early Espresso. It will fall off the bottom as the cardstock isn’t big enough. Next, I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze Ink. I inked it up, stamped on the left, lifted it up and moved it a smidge over and up and stamped again. Repeat on the right side. This gives a full tree look with that color variation! You can stamp even more if you want a fuller looking tree! The greeting was stamped in the lower right corner and then all layered together. I finished it off with a Gilded Gem near the greeting for a pop of bling and texture!

Pile of Leaves, Life is Beautiful Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now we jump in to the inside of the card, I double stamped the leaves all along the bottom of some Whisper White cardstock! By double stamping, that means I stamped it twice before going back to the ink to get that variation of color! It looks like a fun pile of leaves and coordinates well with the front of the card. You can always do the same with the envelope!

So jump in and try out this fun Fall card this season. Check out the supplies listed below to create this card. Don’t forget you can earn the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for FREE this month with a $75 order before tax and shipping. This is an exclusive offer through me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Make Your Own!!!

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Today, I’m sharing another one of Laura’s Quick Tips! This one is how to make your own adhesive backed sequins!!! It’s super simple and makes adding them to your project a breeze!

Make Your Own Adhesive Backed Sequins, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I took the Painted Poppies Sequins and just added them to Mini Glue Dots or sheets of those mini glue dots that come in Stampin’ Up Kits. I have millions of the sheets of dots because they come in card kits, Paper Pumpkin, and more. There are always plenty in each of the kits and I typically just use my Snail Adhesive for kits. These mini glue dots came in handy to make these sequins grab and go by adding adhesive to the back! It was amazing!!!

To see how to make your own adhesive backed sequins, 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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Golden Honey One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s Technique Tuesday is the Golden Honey One Sheet Wonder!!! I know how much you all love One Sheet Wonders so I hope you enjoy this one too!!!

All 9 of these cards were created with 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ Golden Honey Designer Series Paper!!! I used both sides of the paper so no struggle for which side to use!

The first cut was at 4″ creating a 4″ x 12″ strip which I then cut into 4″ x 4″ squares! This is the first 3 cards! I used the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set for all of the greetings!

Next, I cut a 2″ strip off. This creates a 2″ x 12″ piece that I then cut into 2″ x 4″ pieces. That first card was created by cutting the 2″ x 4″ into 2″ squares. I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the designer paper for even more variability. Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight were the colors I used on all of these cards!

Then, I cut a 5-1/4″ piece off which created a 5-1/4″ x 12″ piece. I cut this one into 4″ x 5-1/4″ and used it as backgrounds for my cards. Again, I colored in the flowers with Stampin’ Blends for some added flare!

The leftover strip is 3/4″ x 12″ and I cut it into 2 pieces to decorate the inside of the 2 cards! One strip is 4″ x 3/4″ and the other is 5-1/4″ x 3/4″. Perfect way to use up every bit of the paper!

Check out the full Golden Honey One Sheet Wonder tutorial 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

Layering Label Dies!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m going to show you how Layering Label Dies really takes a greeting or focal point up a notch! Check this out!

Layering Label Dies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is fairly quick and simple and yet still has that wonderful WOW factor! I used the Christmastime is Here Suite!!! So fun and less time consuming than coloring the giant roses like this card!

Check out these entire tutorial of this card and the layering label dies technique 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!!!

To recreate this card, click on the supplies listed below! Also, don’t forget that when you spend $75 or more in the month of November you will earn the To Every Season Stamp Set for FREE!!! This offer is exclusive through me! No code necessary, just enjoy shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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