Thoughtful Blooms!!!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! We are going to make this beautiful thoughtful blooms card using Sale-A-Bration products! The Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set ($50 level) and coordinating punch ($100 level) as well as the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration Coordination.

Thoughtful Blooms, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m loving these spring pastels! They are the perfect pop of color I need during these cloudy cold winter months! 🙂 The texture and dimension on this card really brings it to life too! It’s so fabulous!

I used the Stamparatus for the lines on either side which I also did on the inside to match! The Stamparatus took all the guess work and hoping and praying out of it for me. I knew that each one would be lined up perfectly!

Spring Pastels, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper coordinates with these products too. It just makes everything more versatile!

Check out the supply list below to recreate this amazing card. I would love to stamp with you…..in person or virtually!

Join in and stamp with me while watching this video below or click here! Let’s make this thoughtful blooms card together! 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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Wonderful Woven Look!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a great weekend!!! Family time over here so it was amazing!!! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing this fun card with a wonderful woven look using the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder!!!

Wonderful woven look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

They call it Coastal Weave. What do you think it look likes? We had this discussion at class. Some said a basket or maybe chevron. Let me know in the comments what you think!

I got this card idea from the amazing, Sandy Carlson. It was so fabulous I just had to recreate it!!! I started with a Bermuda Bay card base. Next, I took another piece of Bermuda Bay (4″ x 5-1/4″) and embossed it with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. Then I added a piece of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to the lower half of the embossed piece and added some Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon along the seam. I secured the ends of the ribbon the back side with adhesive!

Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then for the greeting, I used the Layering Circles Framelits for each layer. Punches also work great for the smooth circles! Next, I stamped the greeting from Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture on the card but also for a smooth look over the ribbon and embossing!

Blue Balloons, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to decorate the inside too! I used the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set for the balloons. To get that variation in color, I simply inked it up in Bermuda Bay and stamped it 3 times without ever going back to the ink. It’s fabulous!!!

Don’t forget that the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set is the free set of the month for orders of $75 or more. This is an exclusive offer through me! Sale-A-Bration is also still going on so you get a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 spent! Woot Woot! All kinds of free stuff! Check out the supplies below so you can get this wonderful woven look! For more ideas using this stamp set, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Layering Label Me Lovely!!!

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Try saying that 5 times fast!!! Layering Label Me Lovely. LOL I just love punches and the new Label Me Lovely Punch is my new favorite!!!! Check out today’s Laura’s Quick Tips!

Layering Label Me Lovely, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Adding a greeting on a punched piece really can help make it POP. Also, if you mess up the greeting, you can just punch it again and not mess up your project! Double Bonus!!!

If you have stamp the greeting or focal point onto Whisper White and the card base is all Whisper White, it doesn’t POP! This is why layering is needed. With just this 1 punch, you can do both! Simply cut the label in half and add some to the top and bottom (or sides). With the Label Me Lovely Punch, you can also trim off some of the “bumps” for a completely different look!

Check out all of the different looks with the layering Label Me Lovely Punch 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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Get Your Party Hat!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend because it’s Monday and it’s a fresh week! Let’s start it off right! Get your party hat on and let’s make this week amazing!!!

Get Your Party Hat, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been having a lot of fun with the Birthday Bonanza Suite. So much actually that the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set is the Free Stamp Set of the Month for a $75 order or more! Woot Woot!!!

For this card, I went super simple. I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. The fold of the card base is on the left. Next, I cut some of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper into a 4″ x 2″ strip. This even measurement means you can get 18 of these cards from 1 sheet of designer paper! Then I layered this piece onto some Bermuda Bay and ripped the right side for some texture. I added this to the left side of the card and tied some Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon around it (to the inside of the card).

Pom Pom Party Hat, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I punched out a Whisper White label using the Label Me Lovely Punch. Next, I stamped the greeting in Memento Black and the party hat in Bermuda Bay Ink. These images are from the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. Then I punched out another label in Daffodil Delight and cut it in half. Adding one half to the top and another top the bottom, it makes the perfect layered look with the same punch! I added the greeting to the card front. Then to finish it off, I added a little pom pom with the Fine Tip Glue Pen!

Birthday Bonanza, www. LaurasStampPad.com

Of course, I had to put a little decor on the inside too! These images are from the same Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set! It’s perfect for a little kid’s birthday or even a kid at heart! 🙂

To see more fun samples using the Birthday Bonanza Suite, click here. Get your party hat on and have fun with this suite!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Heart To Heart!!!

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Happy Monday!!! This month is all about hearts because it’s Valentine’s….Day or Month! 🙂 Whichever you prefer to go by works for me! There is nothing wrong with sharing love all month long or all year long for that matter! 🙂 So today I’m sharing another heart to heart card!

Heart To Heart, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect because it’s not screaming Valentine’s Day! I think it would be great for wedding, anniversary, just because, or even a Baby/Wedding Shower card! What occasion would you use this card for? Let me know in the comments below!

I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the heart image all over the background in Pool Party Ink. Then it’s just time for that beautiful layered focal point! First, I adhered a pink Heart Shaped Doily. Next, I stamped the doted heart in Pool Party Ink and the doily one in the center in Flirty Flamingo Ink. All of these images are from the Heartfelt Stamp Set and I used the coordinating punches too!

Vellum Sprigs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After punching out the stamped heart, I punched out a Pool Party scalloped heart and layered them together. Then using the Sprig Punch, I punched out some Vellum cardstock. I attached these to the back of the Pool Party one with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added it to the card front! To finish it off I added a little bow made from Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. I used a Mini Glue Dot to adhere it on!

Baby Shower or Bridal Shower Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

As I mentioned before how this card could be used for many occasions. Check out these 2 hearts with stamped greetings from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set! Replace the center focal point with one of these for a totally different card. OR do the same on the front and add the heart with the greeting to the inside! I love it!

If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that every $50 spent during Sale-A-Bration means you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Woot Woot! Also if you would like to see more samples using these stamps, click here and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Hearts & Flowers!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!! Happy February!!! While this post isn’t all about Valentine’s Day, it is all about hearts & flowers!!!

Hearts & Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting includes the hearts and the image includes the flowers! The card is filled with love to share with someone special! (PS: Send the cards you make to share the love. Don’t hoard them all to yourself.) Also, I have to give a shout out to Monica Giberti for the inspiration for this card! Thank you, Monica! I love it!

This one I started with a Melon Mambo card base and stamped the “waves” on the background in Melon Mambo Ink. This is from the Lovely Lily Pad Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Be sure to off set the stamped images so it doesn’t look like the same image up and down but rather a random look. Next, I layered a piece of the Lily Pad Impressions Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper onto some Garden Green cardstock. I placed this in the center of the card base.

For the focal point of the flower, I punched out a 2-1/4″ Whisper White Circle and placed it on the right side. Then using the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and coordinating Lily Pad Dies, I stamped and die cut the image. I used Melon Mambo Ink for the outline and then flipped the stamp over and inked it in Flirty Flamingo! I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this to the card front! The greeting is on a 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. This greeting is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in the 2020 Mini Catalog. I love this greeting! To finish it all off, I added a few Champagne Rhinestones for some texture and bling!

Lily Pad Impression, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside, I stamped the lily in the corner! It’s perfect and adds a little fun to the inside! I just love the colors of this card and the fact that the Stamp, Dies, and Designer Paper are all items that you can earn for FREE!!!! Woot Woot! I love Sale-A-Bration.

Check out the supplies below so you can start earning these goodies and make a card with hearts & flowers!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Straight Shooting Arrows!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have another technique to share with you!!! This Straight Shooting Arrows card is perfect for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary!

Straight Shooting Arrows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The soft Flirty Flamingo and White in this card make it super sweet! I love it. The pretty hearts and arrows would even make it a fun baby card too!!!

Thanks to the Stamparatus this card is a breeze to create those perfectly spaced shooting arrows. That takes all of the stress out of the card which is awesome!

Happy Valentine's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Take Your Pick Tool to work with the Faceted Gems makes this super easy too!!! I love having crafting tools to make creating fun and simple! Check out the supply list below to get these fabulous items in your craft room! Don’t forget that it is Sale-A-Bration time. Every $50 in product, earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Who doesn’t love free stuff?!?!?!

Check out the full tutorial of this straight shooting arrows card 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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Talking is Priceless!!!

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Happy Monday everyone!!! If you know me even for a second, you will find out I’m loud. I’m a talker and I’m a bit crazy! Aren’t we all a bit crazy though?!?!? Today, I’m going to focus on the second one though. Talking is priceless!!!

Talking is priceless, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting speaks to me heart and soul! A chat with a friend to forget about the chaos in your life. Talking over something that is bothering you to help get it off your chest. Telling stories of past times to laugh and cry over the wonderful memories. It’s all so fabulous!

I started this card with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I layered some Coastal Cabana and Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper. The Lily Impressions Paper is one of the Sale-A-Bration FREE items and I highly recommend it. It’s so beautiful! For the greeting, I used the Thanks For The Laughs Stamp Set from the 2020 Mini Catalog! I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss on a scrap of white. The banner tips were created with the Banner Triple Punch. I do recommend punching first so that you don’t end up punching off your greeting! To finish it off, I wrapped a few loops of Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine around my fingers and laid it on the back of the greeting. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I secured it down and placed it on the card front!

Thank You For The Laughs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added a layer of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the coordinating greeting on the bottom. On the left, I added a little leftover piece of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (using the back side of the paper this time). It’s so fabulous and perfect for anyone that you talk too! After all, talking is priceless!

I just love Sale-A-Bration time and getting free stuff! The Baker’s Twine is also a Sale-A-Bration freebie. Buy the stuff you love and get more stuff you love for FREE! Woot Woot! Check out the supplies listed below to recreate this card!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Love This Fun Fold???

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Happy Tuesday!!! Technique Tuesday is back!!!! I’m sharing this Fun Fold Valentine’s Day card for you to recreate in time to give out this Valentine’s Day!

Fun Fold Valentine's Day Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving these colors together – Flirty Flamingo and Real Red. They are soft and sweet! All of these products are in the From My Heart Suite in the new Mini 2020 Catalog!

From My Heart to Yours, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Opening the card from the left and the right makes it super fun and creates a major WOW effect!!! You can always use any greeting you would like on the inside – Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Love, Just Because!

Heart Doilies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used red doilies on this card and the pack comes with pink ones too. Check out this project to use those!

Check out the full tutorial for this Fun Fold Valentine’s Day Card 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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Monday Mail!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I have decided I want to send out more cards just because. I would like to tell others I’m thinking of them or happy for them. We all love happy mail, right?? So today, I’m sharing some Monday Mail that I sent out just because!

Monday Mail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card I created for a special someone who recently earned a trip through her work. I’m so happy for her and the hard work she has put in. The Tropical Oasis Suite is perfect for creating this card for her. I couldn’t wait! I whipped up this card quickly so I could get it out!

Starting with a Daffodil Delight card base, I layered on Lovely Lipstick (4″ x 5-1/4″) and a piece of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″). I love these bright colors so much! They make me so happy. For the greeting, I used the Thanks For The Laughs Stamp Set. The greetings in this set are just perfect for fun cards like this. It’s perfect!!!!

Fraying Braided Burlap, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping the greeting in Lovely Lipstick Ink, I punched it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Then I punched out another one in Lovely Lipstick cardstock. I trimmed off the top and bottom of the white greeting so it would layer perfectly. Next, I took the Braided Burlap Trim and frayed the ends a bit. Securing it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the greeting!

Today you get it in writing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added the coordinating greeting from the Thanks for the Laughs Stamp Set! I love it!!!

If you would like to recreate this card to send out in the Monday Mail, check out the supplies listed below. Remember that every $50, earns you a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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