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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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???

Is there such a thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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!

Jar of Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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! 🙂 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!

Celebrate Sunflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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?!?!)!!!

You Make Me Smile, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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!

Forever Greenery, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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. 😉 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!!!!

"Elmo Says" Birthday Invitation, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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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