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! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing this honey bee perfection card!

Honey Bee Perfection, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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!!!

Berry Sweet & Simple, www.LaurasStampPad.com

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 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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Meerkat Silhouette Sunset Card!!!

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The cuteness factor: HIGH! The amazing view factor: HIGH! Fun technique factor: HIGH! This Meerkat Silhouette Sunset card is just adorable and I’m going to share with you how to make it!!!

Meerkat Silhouette Sunset Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Mango Melody card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the lizard in the corner and added it to the card front. I just had to add him to the card because he’s adorable!

Sunset, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the meerkats on there in Memento Black Ink. Then using the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored them all in. Then I placed a 1-1/2″ scrap circle over the center of the card. It should cover up some of the meerkats. Starting with Mango Melody, I sponged the color around the circle making sure it didn’t move. Next, I took a Daffodil Delight Sponge Dauber and colored the rest of the way out, making sure to blend the colors together. Be sure to go over the meerkats so the color gets everywhere. Now you have that fabulous sunset and silhouette look.

In order to make the meerkats not look like they were floating, I took a scrap piece of Basic Black and ripped it along the top. Then I placed this under the meerkats and trimmed off the excess. This layer was added to a Basic Black piece of cardstock before adding it to the card front. This makes the image pop more!!

Happy Birthday To A Stand-Up Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Mango Melody Ink. All of these images are from the Sale-A-Bration Gangs All Meer Stamp Set. Woot Woot for free stamps! Using the Label Me Lovely Punch, I layered these images today. I just trimmed off pieces of the punched image to get a different look. Check out this video on that! I’m still debating on where I want to add a few rhinestones either above the lizard or on either sides of the greeting. The yellow/orange ones in the Holiday Basics Rhinestone Pack would work perfectly!

To see the Meerkat Silhouette Sunset all in action, check out the the video tutorial 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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Rain or Shine!!!

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Rain of Shine….you are always on my mind! How adorable is that greeting!?!? Especially this time of year when it seems to be raining all the time. I still love Spring though!!!

Rain or Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This adorable card uses the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper which is from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Release. This paper will no longer be available after March 31st so get it before it’s gone!

First, I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took the umbrella piece of designer paper and cut some pieces into 3-3/4″ x 2″ and others into 3-3/4″ x 3″. One side of the paper is raindrops and the other is the umbrellas. I did the rain on top and the umbrellas on the bottom.

Using the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, I added a bit of adhesive in the middle and pressed the ribbon into it. The ends are not secured down but that adds some texture to the card! For the greeting, I stamped it in Calypso Coral Ink onto Whisper White. The greeting is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Using the Label Me Fancy Punch, I punched out the greeting and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

This quick and simple rain or shine card is easy to whip up on a rainy day. Send out a few each week to a friend or family member that you are thinking of. It will be sure to brighten their day! See the complete list of supplies below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Birthday Surprise!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! This is just the cutest birthday surprise ever! I am just loving the Birthday Bonanza Suite! It is so much fun and sooooo cute!!!

Birthday Surprise, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute and actually super easy to make! Let’s get started!

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base and then I cut 2 inches off the front panel. You could also cut the cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 9″ and score it at 5-1/2″. This would result in the same look. It just depends on which way you want to go. Next, I layered Crushed Curry and Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper on that front flap!

For the greeting, I used the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set and the Label Me Lovely Punch! After stamping the greeting in Memento Ink, I punched it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Then I punched another one out in Coastal Cabana and cut it in half. Add a dab of adhesive to the back top side of the greeting and then press it onto a piece of the Coastal Cabana label allowing a nice layer of that color to show on the top. Then do the same to the bottom half. When adding this piece to the card front, just be sure to only add adhesive to the top portion of the greeting so it sticks to the top flap but doesn’t seal your card shut. Check out the video tutorial below to see this all in action!

Birthday presents, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. The greeting and presents are from the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. Thank goodness for photopolymer stamps so you can line up those images! 🙂

Check out more samples using these items here, here, and here! To make this birthday surprise card, just get the supplies listed below!

To this this all in action, check out the video tutorial 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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Sending Healing Hugs!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!!! It’s finally March!! Time to get out the bright colors and embrace the fact that SPRING IS COMING!!! Yes, I’m very excited and so ready for Winter to end. This beautiful sending healing hugs has everything I love – pink, flowers, bling, and love!!!!

Sending Healing Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Getting a card like this is sure to brighten your day at least for a bit. I know a card can’t take away the pain of losing someone or physical pain a person might be battling. This card CAN show love, caring, and take your mind off of it for a minute or 2. There is a lot of power in a handmade card! Send one out today and see!!!

I started with a Lovely Lipstick card base. Next, I layered some Best Dressed Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Petal Pink (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I tied some of the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon around it and into a knot. Make sure you get this step in before adhering this layer to the card base.

Pretty Label Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Melon Mambo Ink onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch! The greeting is from the So Sentimental Stamp Set! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This adds some texture but also gives a smooth look over that ribbon. I finished off the card with a few Champagne Rhinestones!

Floral Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. There was a little strip of designer paper leftover so I added it to the left side. This really pulls it all together and makes it fabulous!!!

If you would like to recreate this sending healing hugs card, check out the supplies below. Also, stay tuned as I have another fabulous one coming soon!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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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