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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August 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I actually got my August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit complete and almost all used up! The day after it arrived I completed 3 gift bags to use right away!!! Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!

August 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these amazing?!?!?! I’m loving them so much! They are big enough to hold a small treat but not so big that you have to buy 3 bags of candy just to fill them. I put 6 Lindt Truffles in there and it was perfect! PS: Lindt truffles are sooooo amazing. I tried out Butter Pecan, Sea Salt, and Fudge Swirl and they are all heavenly!

The tags were super easy to put together and I love the greetings. I actually forgot the gold sequins on the first 3 bags so I have LOTS leftover. In fact, I have tons of goodie left over to make more tags for bags or to add to a card front. Look at all of this leftover goodie!

Paper Pumpkin leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The first gift bag went to a friend of mine who let me crash on her couch one night while I was attending a Stamp Event! Then I took in 2 bags for Claire’s teachers at the program she is attending 2 days a week. They loved it so much and the one teacher almost cried when I handed them over. That melted my heart and is exactly why I do what I do. Not that I want people to cry but I want to bring joy to others with my cards, gift bags, and homemade goodies. I have 3 left and lots of events coming up that I need a little thank you gift for!

Thankful for Family Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am not sure whether I need this for a friend or family member but I made a few tags for each. When it comes time to use it, all I have to do is pop off the Stampin’ Dimensional backs and stick it on. It’s perfect! I am just loving the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

If you love Halloween, you NEED to sign up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! It’s a spooky one! Click here to get signed up before the 10th of the month!!! If you would like to check out the September Kit from last year, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Merry & Bright!!!

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It’s the Christmas Season so we should all be merry & bright……right??? We should all try at least. I know the holidays can make us all a little crazy and stressed out trying to get everything done. Thank goodness Claire is too little to know this year because I feel like that is helping me ease into this all. I promise she will have a stocking next year. 🙂

Merry & Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the bright colors of this card and that cute little greeting. This was another fabulous card idea that I got from Vacation Stamping School. Swapping ideas with other stampers is the best!!!!

I started with a Real Red card base and added some of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper to the center. Next, I stamped the lightbulbs and punched them out with the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set and coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I used Call Me Clover, Crushed Curry, and Real Red Inks. For the ends of the bulbs, I punched out Gold Glimmer Paper. To adhere the pieces together, I added a Mini Glue Dot to the end of the colored bulb and pressed the gold end onto it. Then I used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the end and a regular Stampin’ Dimensional on the bulb.

Colored Christmas Light Bulbs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I punched out a 2-1/4″ Circle Punch and stamped the wreath image from the Making Christmas Bright in Crushed Curry Ink. Then I stamped the line in Memento Black Ink and added the light bulbs. Be sure to place them down so your words read correctly. That may sound silly but I just about had it say And Bright Merry. 🙂 I added this to the card front and finished it off with some Real Red Rhinestones!!! It’s the perfect little card for the season.

Want to make this card? Check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Holiday Mini Catalog ends on January 2nd so get these items before they are gone! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – To You & Yours!!!

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The November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – To You & Yours was perfect for me to have a few extra cards to send out to family and friends. I’m always thinking of someone else to send a card to or have a new customer that I want to send one to so this kit was perfect!!! Plus it came in a cute plaid box!!! Check out the unboxing of this kit here!

Dreaming of a Plaid Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The plaid theme for these cards was super adorable! I loved it. The little greenery pieces were delicate but already die cut for you! Woot Woot!

Christmas Greenery, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I actually didn’t use the ribbon for this card. Oppps I noticed it was on there after I was all done and then I thought I would just leave it off because I liked  the card. Also, I didn’t use the Mini Glue Dots from the kit, I used some Snail Adhesive. While it’s super fabulous that these kits come with adhesive, I love my Snail for a quicker project. I added a little bit of snail on the wood sticker and then pressed the greenery into it. It wasn’t a super strong hold but then I added the greeting over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It was super secure then! I love it!

Plaid Christmas Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super quick and simple as well. I placed the wood circle sticker down and then added 8-10 little dabs of Snail adhesive around the circle. I pressed the greenery into a circle over the adhesive. It worked perfectly. I added the little bow with a Mini Glue Dot.

November 2108 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The cute plaid matching envelopes makes it so cute and coordinating. I was able to whip these cards together so quickly and it was awesome. To just relax and craft my Paper Pumpkin Kit is amazing. I am really looking forward to Paper Pumpkin even more lately.

Today is the last day to get signed up for the December Paper Pumpkin Kit. Click here to get signed up! I have been told that it won’t be cards but rather a project. This intrigues me and I can’t wait to see what it is. I’ll be posting the unboxing on my YouTube Channel once it arrives. Can’t wait! Paper Pumpkin also makes the perfect little gift for someone. It comes with everything you need in the kit as well as directions!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Turning Rhinestones into Gold Jewels!!!

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You all know how I love my bling! Rhinestones are my go to and I’m a silver girl but sometimes you need some gold. Today, I’m going to show you how turning rhinestones into gold jewels is possible too!

Turning Rhinestones into Gold Jewels, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how fabulous that is!!! I simply took the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker and brushed over the Rhinestones. Now you have gold rhinestones! It’s perfect!!! Here is a card that I used both silver and gold for!

Golden Merry Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Blackberry Bliss that I ran through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder. This gives a little texture to the background. Next, I stamped the tree from the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock. I stamped three times before going back to the ink for a variation in color. Also, I stamped up, down, up, down for a forest look. Then I added this piece to the card front.

Silver Merry Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using some Gold Glimmer Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper, I added a little strip down the bottom of the Shaded Spruce. This is a great way to use up scrap pieces. It just needs to be long enough to stick out the ends of the greeting. The greeting was stamped in Blackberry Bliss from the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set. To finish off the card, I added some Rhinestones to the silver one and some gold Rhinestones to the gold one. I love it!!!

Happy New Year Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I stamped the inside of the card with the New Year greeting and a little mini forest! Super cute! Do you prefer Gold or Silver?? Let me know in the comments below! If you would like to recreate this card, click on the supply list below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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