Is there such a thing???

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You all know how much I love stamping with flowers, right??? Is there such a thing as too many flowers???

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I created this card and I love it but I also think it might be too much! Let me know what you think in the comments below! I did change this up and went with a similar but different look! Stay tuned as I will post that card soon!

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the flowers from Jar of Flowers on either side at the top. Since I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends, I stamped the flowers in Memento Black. The Blends that I used were Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam, Daffodil Delight, and Seaside Spray! I, also, stamped another set of the flowers on scrap paper and fussy cut them out!

Using the diagonal strip image from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set, I stamped a piece of Bumblebee cardstock with Bumblebee Ink. Don’t worry if this isn’t perfect. Just start with an angle and keep going. It will be just fine and adding the greeting over the top helps to hide any imperfections!

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Now to assemble it all together. I added the fussy cut flowers in the center with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some texture and make the flowers pop more. Then I added the Bumblebee stamped cardstock on the lower half of the cardstock. Using Misty Moonlight Ribbon, I placed a strip across the card where the paper overlaps! This gives a nice smooth look between the two paper! Now you can add this to your card base. Then I placed a little bow that I created with the same ribbon in the center using a Mini Glue Dot.

For the greeting, I used one from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Label Me Lovely Punch. Here is a video tutorial for you to see how I layered the label punch! You can always use the greeting of your choice. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So let me know if you are loving this card or if you think it’s too much….if there is such a thing! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies below! If you would like to see more in this Flowers For Every Season Suite, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Celebrate Sunflowers!!!

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It’s summer time so let’s celebrate sunflowers for the next few months! Technically I feel like Sunflowers can be used all the way to November. Am I right?? They are a fun flower to use with so many colors!

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This card makes me think of my sister’s wedding. All the girls wore cornflower blue dresses and we held all kinds of flowers in our bouquets. Misty Moonlight is that exact same cornflower blue!!

For this card, I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Bumblebee measuring 4″ x 5 -1/4″. Using the smaller sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, I stamped it along the top and bottom in Early Espresso Ink. TIP: Don’t stamp left to right but rather stamp somewhere in the “middle” and then work your way to the sides. This will help with spacing and not have both sides look exactly the same!

Then for the greeting panel, I added a piece of Misty Moonlight in the center. It measures 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set in Misty Moonlight and punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a box made with the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon.

If you would like to recreate this Celebrate Sunflowers card, click the supplies linked below! To see more fun cards using the new catalog products, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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You Make Me Smile!!!

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Yes, you reading this! You make me smile! Each and every day while I enjoy what I do creating cards. I also LOVE IT because of all of you! Your comments, your likes, your following….it all means the world to me and I love it! I’m happy that you are all enjoying what I love too! I may be crazy, even a hot mess sometimes, and don’t have it together on my Facebook Lives but it’s still fun (and that’s life, am I right?!?!)!!!

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By the way, Daily Dose of Stampin’ Therapy on my Facebook has “ended” as I can’t keep up with 5 days a week and start back with classes and events as things open back up and Brad goes back to working in the office. BUT I am going to change the name to…Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy or Your Dose of Stampin’ Therapy. It will still happen just not daily. Cast your vote in the comments below for the new name!!!

This card uses the Forever Fern Stamp Set and many other items in the Forever Greenery Suite!!! I have been loving all of these products. Those shades of greens and blues are just stunning!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. I went with this size because it uses less ribbon to go around the card at 4-1/4″ rather than 5-1/2″. Next, I layered on a 2″ x 4″ piece of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper on the left hand side! Any of the pieces in the pack look great as I have tried many! Then I tied some Just Jade Ribbon around the card front and layered over the designer paper! The ribbon goes to the inside of the card!

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For the embossed image, I used Just Jade cardstock and placed it in the Greenery Embossing Folder on the bottom end. It does actually emboss a smidge of the top greenery as well….and that’s why the greeting is placed in the upper left corner. ๐Ÿ˜‰ There is a way to hide anything! I layered the embossed image onto Shaded Spruce cardstock. For that fabulous you make me smile greeting, I used the Label Me Lovely Punch and just trimmed it down! The greeting was stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink and added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added some Champagne Rhinestones on the edges!

If you would like to recreate this You Make Me Smile card, check out the supplies below! Also, be sure to come back as I have more samples to share with you using this Suite! Click here to see the full sheets of every piece of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper!

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!!!!

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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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I’m Here For You!!!

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I may not be posting here as often as I was but always know I’m here for you!!! Since I have been doing Daily Dose of Stamping Therapy on my Facebook Page and things are all crazy with a juggling this new routine, I slowed down on posting here on my blog! I hope you all understand!

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Here are some of the cards that I created on a Facebook Live – Daily Dose of Stamping Therapy! These cards are quick and simple to create and perfect for for right now!

I made them with a regular card base measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Next, I layered on a piece measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. That is the Whisper White or Blueberry Bushel layer in the samples above. These colors used are the retiring In Colors so I wanted to use up all of the supplies I have before they retire! Then I took some of the In Color Designer Series Paper to decorate and add some pattern to the card! The stamp set I used is the Artfully Aware which is also retiring. I’m sad about that one and might keep this set a bit longer!

Don’t forget that all retiring items are while supplies last or June 2nd! Believe it or not that is coming up real soon!!! Click the items below to start shopping! If you spend $75 or more, you will also earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!! Woot Woot!!!

Happy Stampin’ and know I’m here for you!!!

~Laura

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April Showers Bring May Flowers!!!

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April Showers Bring May Flowers…..I sure hope so!!! I’m ready for all of the warm sunshine and beautiful flowers! The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set is perfect for April!!! Check out this fun sample!

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I’m not showing the full card for this beautiful sample because this is one of the cards in my Virtual Stamp Class!!! You will have to check out the full class to see it all! I promise you won’t be disappointed! The class is a total of 5 cards all using the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch!

In the class, I walk through each and every card in real time with you so it is like we are stamping together. What is even better is that I offer tips and ideas along the way to enhance your stamping experience! So that means even though it is a Virtual Stamp Class, it is still the same as if I was right there with you! The best part is that you can do it any time you want and anywhere you want. Now I can stamp with all of you all over the country! Woot Woot!

Umbrella Builder Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another little sneak peak. This is the inside of a card that coordinates with the card front! ๐Ÿ˜‰

BONUS: The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set is also the FREE Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping). So stock up on some goodies and get the punch for $75 and then I’ll send you the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Then you can get the April Showers Bring May Flowers Class so you can create amazing cards to WOW your friends and family! Click the supplies listed below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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16 Favorite Products!!!

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Happy Tuesday! To keep the celebration of my 16 years with Stampin’ Up going, I’m sharing my 16 Favorite Products!!! This has been an annual tradition for a few years now and I find it so interesting to see what they are! You can check out past years here and here!

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These are my favorite products that I’m loving right now! What are some of yours?? Let me know in the comments below!

~Stampin’ Shammy – I use this so much and it’s AMAZING!!!
Champagne Rhinestones – Bling Bling in a fun, fabulous shade!!!
~Peaceful Moments Stamp Set – I love the greetings and that fabulous font!!!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set – It’s perfect for Spring! Beautiful!!!
~Umbrella Builder Punch – Of course you have to get the coordinating punch!!!
Best Dressed Designer Series Paper – The flower side is just stunning!!!
~Take Your Pick Tool – This thing is so handy and makes crafting easy!!!
Ornate Style Stamp Set – That corner image is perfect for ALL Cards!!!
~Ornate Layers Dies – These are perfect for greetings, decoration, and more!!!

Lovely Lipstick & Daffodil Delight – These are my 2 favorite colors right now!!!
~Label Me Lovely & Label Me Fancy Punches – I grab for these for almost every card! Layering them and cutting them is super fun!!!
Stampin’ Blends…..ALL OF THEM! I am really starting to enjoy coloring because of these amazing markers!!!
~Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon & Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon – Both of these are so beautiful and fun to use for any card occasion!!!


To see this all in action, check out the video below orย click here. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and donโ€™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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Another Sensational Year!!!

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Everyone should celebrate their birthday like it’s the greatest day ever because after all, IT IS!!!! You were born and are here to celebrate! It’s fabulous!!! This card is perfect to celebrate that and wish you the best for another sensational year!!!

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It’s just so beautiful! The colors, the flowers, and that fabulous layered greeting! I love it all!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I layered a piece of Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Purple Posy (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding this to the card front, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it. I just tied it into a knot but you could always go for the bow!

Label Me Lovely Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Ink! Then I punched it out with the Label Me Fancy Punch! This was then layered onto a Blackberry Bliss piece that I punched out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added texture!

Another Sensational Year, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Blackberry Bliss is a super dark color so of course I needed some decoration on the inside. I added in a piece of Whisper White and just put a little leftover strip of the designer paper on the left side. The greeting comes from the same stamp set and coordinates so well! I love it!

Check out all of the supplies listed below so you can make this another sensational year card! Also, check out this one for more inspiration using these products!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Honey Bee Perfection!!!

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It’s Wednesday! I just thought I would say that because in this crazy time we are in, I feel like I never know what day it is! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today, I’m sharing this honey bee perfection card!

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This Sale-A-Bration designer paper is actually sold out already so you can’t redeem it for FREE! That also means that lots of you out there have it so let’s create with it! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so earn, earn, earn NOW!

For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered some of the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″). The designer paper measures 3-3/4″ x 2 and 3-3/4″ x 3″. You can use any side and pattern!!! Then I tied some Crushed Curry Seam Binding around at the cardstock at the crease between the papers!

Honey Bee and Hive, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I layered Circle Punches or you could use Layering Circles Framelits! The greeting is from the Little Ladybug Stamp Set. This one will also no longer be available after March 31st!

This quick and simple honey bee perfection card is fun to make but also the same card concept can be used for any designer paper! Try it out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Berry Sweet & Simple!!!

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This card style is perfect for any occasion! The basic colors make it easy to swap a color in or out for your liking. It’s just so berry sweet and simple!!!

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I am just loving this layout and how interchangeable it is!! I used the Witty-cisms Stamp Set which has lots of greeting/image variety!

For the card base, I used Smoky Slate cardstock. Next, I took 3 strips of scrap paper in Basic Black (1″), Whisper White (1″), and Silver Glimmer Paper (3/4″) and punched them with the Banner Triple Punch. This is a great way to use up scraps. Also, you can snip off the length you need, punch it again and keep going to make lots of this card style.

For the focal point, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for those adorable scallop stitched rectangles. You can use whichever size fits your image. I went with Real Red and Whisper White for this one to match the berry. I stamped the image from Witty-cisms in Memento Black Ink and then colors it with Stampin’ Blends. Then I layered these together and then added them to the card front over the ends of the banner strips with Stampin’ Dimensionals! This gives a smooth look but also some texture to the card!

Strawberry, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to color just the strawberry image. Then I stamped it in the corner of a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) for the inside of the card!

To this this berry sweet and simple card in action as well as a graduation card using the same style, check out the video tutorial below or click here. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and donโ€™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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