Simple Masculine Card!!!

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Claire woke up early the other morning and then went back to bed. Me and the little one jumping in my belly did not go back to bed. I started thinking of things and crafty ideas so I went downstairs to play! I needed simple masculine birthday cards because my stash is getting low! Here is what I created!

Simple Masculine Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I pulled out the Corner Bouquet Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set and thought it looked like the perfect background, sort of a grass or wheat look.

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base and then went with Sahara Sand as my neutral color. Since it is a light color, I used it for the inside of the card as well!! Next, I stamped the smaller corner image on opposing corners of the Sahara Sand 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of cardstock. I played around with various color options – Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Sahara Sand.

Corner Bouquet Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the same color as the card base is really pretty but even the tone on tone with Sahara Sand is fabulous too!!! For the greeting, I used the Label Me Lovely Punch for both the color and the Sahara Sand, simply trim off the top and bottom of the stamped one. I love getting a layered look with just 1 punch! Then for some texture on the card, I added loops of Linen Thread and even a small piece of Denim Ribbon behind the greeting. Check out how I create the loops in this video tutorial!

Greeting Card Inserts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greetings for the front of the card and inside are from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set! I just love the font in that set! I stamped the inside greeting the same as the card base. The leaf image is another one from the Corner Bouquet Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I had fun with the different looks and colors used with that leaf! Which is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to recreate this simple masculine card or even change the colors to make it more feminine, click on the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration runs through the end of the month so you can earn this Bouquet Corner Stamp Set for FREE only a little while longer!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Oh So Ombre Dragonfly!!!

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So last week, I shared with you a fabulous Dragonfly card and said but wait there is more! Here is the the more!!! This Oh So Ombre Dragonfly is even better than the last one….or at least I think so. This one is my favorite!!! Let me know in the comments whether you prefer this one or the one linked above from last week!

Oh So Ombre Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super simple and uses the majority of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper. It comes in the 4 colors – Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, and Granny Apple Green!

I started with the card base of each of the colors listed above. Then I cut a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″). This just makes the color POP even more! I love it! The designer paper is then just 1/8 smaller (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″). I layered those together and tied some Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon around it and then added it to the card front. This layer was actually added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You all know how much I love them!

Stampin Up Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut out a black scallop square with the Layering Square Dies. The Basic White square is simply a 2″ square but I added some texture by running it through the Subtle Embossing Folder. It doesn’t show well in the photo because it is subtle but it’s the perfect amount of texture! This layer was added flat to the card front. The Dragonfly was stamped in the coordinating color to the Designer Paper and then punched out with the coordinating Dragonfly Punch! I added him to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! 🙂 I couldn’t help myself! To finish it off, I colored some Basic Rhinestones with the coordinating Stampin’ Blends Marker and added a few!

6" x 6" Designer Paper Template, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here you can see the 2 fun Dragonfly cards using 1 sheet of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!! Click the supplies below to start creating these fun cards!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Dragonfly Garden!!!

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I wasn’t super drawn to the Dragonfly Garden Suite but I received it FREE with a Virtual Event that I attended with Stampin’ Up! Gotta love the free stuff and perks of being a demonstrator!!! So I got out the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (stamps & punch) to play and realized it’s really the Designer Paper I’m not a huge fan of right now. Pairing this bundle with the Oh So Ombre Sale-A-Bration Paper and I’M IN LOVE!!!! <3

Dragonfly Garden Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think it was the bold colors that I was missing. Speaking of color, I never thought I would love these colors until I started playing with the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper – Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, and Rococo Rose. There’s that Rococo Rose again that I’m loving right now!

For these cards, I started with a Basic Black card base and 2 pieces of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). One of the pieces I stamped a greeting in the lower right corner for the front. The other piece is for the inside and I decorated that with another image from the stamp set and another designer paper square!

Oh So Ombre Sale-A-Bration Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can see that I used a strip of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper measuring 1-1/2″ x 6″ which got me 4 little 1-1/2″ squares! I used 3 of them on the front and then I cut the 4th one diagonally for the inside. At first, I was going to use that 4th one for something else but then tried it out on the inside and FELL IN LOVE! It’s soooo cute on the inside as triangles.

Next, the fabulous focal point on the front is the Dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set. I stamped it in Memento Black Ink and then stamped the “fuzzy background” image in Bermuda Bay (or the coordinating color for that card). NOTE: The fuzzy background image is not meant to line up perfectly but to just give a touch of color to the image so just stamp and go. No need to find the perfect way to line it up! The dragonfly is added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then I added a few Rhinestones. I actually colored the Rhinestones with Stampin’ Blends to get a matching color! How cool is that?!?!?

If you want to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below! Also, come back on Tuesday to see another fabulous card using the rest of the 6″ x 6″ piece of Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Be Merry!!!

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Have you ever created your own designer series paper??? It’s super fun and simple because you simply stamp all over. For this Be Merry card, I did just that to create a fun holly background! When I did this card for a class, everyone was asking where the holly paper was!!! 🙂

Be Merry, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Garden Green piece of cardstock measuring 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and this is my card base! It sounds weird but follow me! 🙂 Next, I added strips of Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (1″ x 4″) on either side. I found that putting these on first really helped with my spacing. Then I took a piece of Garden Green cardstock measuring 8-1/2″ x 3″ and folded it in half at 4-1/4″ for that center card piece!!!

Now to decorate the center card, I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla measuring 2-3/4″ x 4″. One is for the front and one for the inside! On the front, I stamped the holly berries in Real Red and the leaves in Garden Green. Be sure to fall off the edge of the cardstock in order to make it look like the pattern continues on! Stamp a few holly berries and leaves on the piece for the inside too! All of the stamped images are from the Banner Year Stamp Set. I love how versatile this set is!

Christmas Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting on the front, I used the Everyday Label Punch and Timeless Label Punch. The greeting was stamped in Real Red and I attached it partially hanging off the card piece. Just be sure to only add adhesive to the left side so you don’t seal your card closed! I finished off the card with some Gilded Gems!

If you would like to recreate this Be Merry Christmas Card, check out the supplies listed below! Want them all, simply click ADD ALL TO CART for easy shopping! If you don’t need any more Christmas Card, you can always use this layout for any upcoming occasion!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Hey There, Pumpkin!!!

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Hey There, Pumpkin…it could be a pick-up line but it could also be a fun #happymail card too!!! Check out this cute Fall card!

Hey There, Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Plaid Tidings Paper is so perfect for so many different seasons and styles of cards! It really gives this card that cozy feel! The other amazing thing is that this paper is on sale this month for 15% off! Woot Woot!!! Click here to get yours!

I started with a Cajun Crazy card base and layered on some Early Espresso and then that fabulous Plaid Tidings Paper! For the focal point, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I just love that scalloped edge and stitching. It really adds so much more to the label!

Pumpkin From Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting and pumpkin, I used the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set. I found that Early Espresso Ink worked better than a Black. It was that perfect softer look! Using the Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored the pumpkin and stem! Be sure to let them dry a smidge before punching them out with the Apple Builder Punch. I found that a few of mine didn’t punch well when they were still a smidge damp from coloring. The pumpkin and the label are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added texture!

Fall Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used some leftover plaid paper from the sheet I used on the front to decorate the inside. The little leaves are from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set too! This just adds a cute little flare to coordinate the inside.

If you would like to recreate this Hey There, Pumpkin card, check out the supplies listed below or click here to easily add them to your shopping cart!! It’s super simple! Don’t forget that the Plaid Tidings Paper is on sale this month too!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Snowflake Wishes!!!

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I am in love with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper!!! I’m even more in love with the fact that it’s 15% off this month too! STOCK UP!!!! Check out this beauty and stayed tuned for more fabulous samples too!

Snowflake Wishes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay first of all the greeting on this card is THE CUTEST ever!!! I love it! It is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set!!! In fact, all of the products used on this card are from the Snowflake Splendor Suite!!!

Pacific Point is the card base and then I layered on Coastal Cabana and Whisper White! Each of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper pieces measure 1″ x 3-3/4″. I find that the best way to space these evenly is to place them all down and then pick one up at a time to adhere. Another option is to do the outside ones first and then work your way in! Really any of the paper in the pack would work wonderful for this card so you could make TONS of this card with the whole pack!

Christmas Card with Snowflakes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added a dab of adhesive in the center and pressed the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon into it. This ribbon is gorgeous but also a bit stiff so it’s not really something you would easily create knots and bows with. This little strip gives some texture and bling without having to worry about that! 🙂 Don’t worry about the dab of adhesive not being enough because the greeting with go over the top and secure it some more!

For the greeting, I used a 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and punched both ends with the Banners Pick a Punch for those cute banner ends. Then I stamped the greeting from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set in Pacific Point Ink. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish it off, I added a few Adhesive Backed Snowflakes!

If you would like to recreate this card, you can click any of the supplies listed below. OR you can now click right here to have all of the items right in your cart and ready to go! Anything you already have or don’t need, simply uncheck the box next to that item! It’s as simple as that! 🙂 Also, don’t forget that the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper is on Sale this month!!! WOOT WOOT!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Which Color Do You Like?

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There are so many colors and options for card making! It really makes it fun but also could be difficult to pick your favorite! That is what happened with this project! So I ask, “which color do you like?”

Which color do you like, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous stamper, Laurie Krauiss. I just had to recreate it. Her card was created in Merry Merlot. I created mine in Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee as shown above but keep scrolling….

Celebrate Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another one in just Misty Moonlight. Do you like making monochromatic card or do you prefer lots of color? Let me know in the comments below!

I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set to just create my own designer paper and stamped all over. Remember to stamp off the edges so it looks like the pattern continues. For the greeting, I used one from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set and just punched it out with some Circle Punches! You could always use any style of punch!

Sunflowers of all colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which color is your favorite? Top Left to Right: Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight and Coastal Cabana. Bottom Left to Right: Balmy Blue, Real Red, and Misty Moonlight/Bumblebee combo Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to recreate these and try out different colors, check out the supplies listed below!

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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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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