Cards & Home Decor with Project Life!!!

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On Monday, I shared with you a few of the pages that I have created with Project Life!!! You can check that out here! Today, I’m going to share with you a few other ways to use your Project Life Card Collections!!!

Project Life Greeting Cards,

How adorable and simple are these cards?? These were all made with the Moments Like These Card Collection! I added some greetings from the Remembering Your Birthday, Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set, Blessed By God Stamp Set, and Friendly Wishes Stamp Set. I added some Rhinestones, Linen Thread, and punched flowers and I was all set!

Project Life Greeting Cards,

Here are a few others using cards from a few other Card Collections. The Hi card was simply made by adding the Card Collection to a card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals! It can’t get much simpler than that!!!

Moments Like These Project Life,

Here are a few more cards that were created at the Project Life Class that I had. I love how creative everyone got! So simple and yet so fabulous!!!

Project Life Cards,

Here is another set of cards that were created with the Moments Like These Card Collection and the Love Story Card Collection! The card on the right was created by one of the stampers in my class as a wedding card and then this is the gift!

Home Decor Project Life,

This is an 8″ x 10″ piece that will go in a frame with pictures in the black squares! How fabulous is that?? I love it!!!

Framed Art,

Here is an 8″ x 10″ framed piece that I created! I used the Moments Life These Card Collection and then added the Washi Tape and Sequins from the Accessory Pack! Love it! I did the writing with the Project Life Journal Pens! Love those things!

There are so many wonderful things you can create with the Project Life Card Collections!!! Have you tried Project Life yet? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’


Technique Tuesday – Explosion Card Insert

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Happy Tuesday All!!!! Tuesdays means one thing and that is a fabulous technique!!!! Today, I’m sharing with your this fabulous Pop Up Explosion Card Insert. It is super fun and has a 10 on the WOW scale. Also, it can be inserted into any card you create!!!

Cupcake Pop Out Card,

Did you think I was going to give it all away with the first picture??? Ha, you have to wait a smidge longer! 🙂 How cute and simple is this card already though!!! Love Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper!!!!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: a piece of printer paper, Bone Folder, and stamps to decorate

This is rather simple once you get the folds down! (That is a big part of it. hehe) You will need a piece of 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Printer Paper. If you use Whisper White cardstock it is too bulky and thick. I started out folding the piece of printer paper in half so that I would know where the middle was. Be sure when you fold it that you are use a bone folder for a nice strong crease and it will fold and unfold much better this way. Now that you know where your center is, you can start stamping all over……like this!!!!

Pop Up Explosion Card,

See how fabulous that is!!!! You totally have to watch the video below to see it in action! It is amazing!!! You can see my center line right above the greeting “there’s something really worth celebrating today…” I wanted that line so I knew to stamp that greeting either right above or right below for the center. That is the only fold that I did in the beginning because it is much harder to stamp on folded paper than flat. So I stamped the greetings from the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set and the candles, confetti, and cupcake from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set!!! Once you have decorated, it is time to do the rest of the folds. Fold it in half diagonal corner to corner both ways so that it creates an “X” on your paper. So now you should have a line across the middle and an X. So now, fold it in half diagonal on the line you created to make a triangle. Fold it again on the other diagonal line, making it into a smaller triangle. Now with your triangle, you will fold in both ends that have the open sides (not folding the tip that is all folds but the other 2 that have openings so you can see your stamped images). I hope that makes sense…..that is why I created a Video Tutorial. 🙂 Fold the 2 sides into the middle, be sure to use your Bone Folder for those nice strong creases. Now unfold it all and it’s time to make it into the explosion piece. You are done making new folds. Fold it in half on your line, pop in the large triangle sides. Then you will pop in the 4 little triangles as well. Now you are all done and it is time to insert it into any card!!! I used Fast Fuse for a strong hold but I’m pretty sure that Snail would work as well! Add adhesive all along the edges, peak in to see if you added it to the top or bottom so you are inserting it into your card correctly. Then lay it in your card, adhesive side up, be sure to line it up with the edge of the card and centered. The point of the insert should be in the crease of the card. Once it is all lined up, close the card, pressing on that adhesive. Now flip it over, add adhesive to the other side and again, close the card to seal it. You are all done and can decorate the front of your card as well!

Explosion Card Insert,

For the front, I used the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack and then added another cupcake from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set! Now for what you have been waiting for……the Video Tutorial. I hope it helps you create this amazing insert because it is really fairly easy (just hard to write out). Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to share your creations. I would love to see them!!!

Don’t forget to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it!

Happy Stampin’


Technique Tuesday – Baby Wipe Technique!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! This is an oldy but a goody! It is so much fun and super simple too! The look comes out different each time but it is really fabulous!

Baby Wipe Flowers,

Amazing shades of pink and I’m in heaven!!!! Love love love it!!!! Now let’s get started!!!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Baby Wipe, Re-Inkers, Cardstock

This is a really simple technique. You just take your baby wipe and fold it up. For this I folded it into quarters but if you are using a larger stamp, then you can fold it in half. Be sure it is at least 2 layers thick. If you are using a large stamp, just layer 2 wipes. Place them on a plate, plastic container, or clear block stamp case like I did!!! Then using your Re-Inkers you will squeeze dots all around in Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette! I went with the lightest and darkest pinks for a strong contrast but you could use any colors you use! Now the baby wipe is your ink pad. It is as simple as that! Then I took the flower from the Crazy About You Stamp Set and used my new baby wipe ink pad to stamp flowers all over scrap Whisper White cardstock. Then I punched them out with the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch so that I could use them on my card. For my card, I have a Whisper White base (5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) with Melon Mambo (5-1/4″ x 4″) on top! With another Whisper White piece measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″, I stamped the leaves from the Crazy About You Stamp Set in Wild Wasabi and added my greeting in Melon Mambo from the Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set! Now it is time to add your flowers! I placed one in the corner with Snail adhesive and trimmed off the excess. For the other 2 flowers, I added those with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!!! You know how I love those things!!! Beautiful!!! I just love it! I really think that purple would be fabulous too – really any color would be amazing!

Baby Wipe Gorgeous Grunge,

Here is another one that I created! For this card, I used Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, and Daffodil Delight Re-Inkers on the Baby Wipe. I just placed drops all over the place. They bleed together and created that beauiful green! This is just a really fun technique! For this card, I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and just stamped all over a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 5″). I layered that onto a piece of Tempting Turquoise (3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″) and added it to my card base of Daffodil Delight! I added some Daffodil Delight Seam Binding around the card and stamped the greeting at the bottom. This greeting is from the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set so the coordinating greeting is stamped on the inside! 🙂 I think this card scream Teens or Tweens. It’s like rockstar, punk rock looking…..or something? Am I alone here? Let me know in the comments below!!!

Also, I created a Video Tutorial for you on this cool technique and a few tips and tricks! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!!!

Happy Stampin’


Technique Tuesday – Lots of Back to Black!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and I’m sure you are just as excited as I am because I know you all LOVE the One Sheet Wonder Technique!!!! I just can’t get enough of this technique because it is so much fun and it is so very simple…..once you figure out the template. 🙂 hehe No worries, I have this fabulous template created for you AND a video!!!

Back to Black One Sheet Wonder,

Look at all of these cards!!!!! I was able to get 15 cards out of one sheet of the 12″ x 12″ Back to Black Designer Series Paper!!!! Love it! I also love that you can pick a color or 2, a greeting stamp set and you are all set to create! Let’s get started!!!

Supplies Needed:  Age Awareness Stamp Set, Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set, A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set, 2013-2015 In Color Markers and cardstock (minus Baked Brown Sugar), 1 sheet of Back to Black Designer Series Paper, and a Paper Trimmer

Of course you can pick any of your favorite greeting stamp sets or one specific greeting that you need to make lots of cards with! The colors that I used are the 2013-2015 In-Colors which are Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, and Strawberry Slush! I used the markers to color in the Back to Black Designer Series Paper on some of them!!! I love that!

Okay lets get started on the cutting on your Designer Paper first! Starting with a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, you will cut at 5-1/2″. This creates a 5-1/2″ x 12″ strip which you will then cut at the following numbers: 4-1/4″, 2-1/4″, 2″, 1-3/4″, 1-1/2″ and you will be left with a little piece that is 5-1/2″ x 1/4″. If you wanted to you could add that 1/4″ onto one of the other pieces (except the 4-1/4″ because then it wouldn’t work). Now set all of those pieces aside and pull in your leftover piece which measures 12″ x 6-1/2″. You will cut at 4-1/2″ all the way across giving you a piece measuring 12″ x 4-1/2″ and then you will cut at the following measurements: 3-1/2″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2″, and 1-1/2 will be left. Now you can cut one of the 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ pieces down to just 4-1/4″ and the other one down to 4″. One of the 2″ x 4″ pieces will need to be cut in half to make Two 2″ squares. That last piece that is 4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ needs to be cut into Three 1-1/2″ squares. All of those little pieces you cut off can be tossed or used on another project OR you can leave some of them and work with a larger piece. Now that top piece that you have left over which measures 2″ x 12″ can be used for more cards like in the set above, I cut it into Two 2″ x 4-1/4″ and the last piece is 2″ x 3-1/2″. That is how I got 15 cards. You could also use that piece as a belly band around a box or cellophane bag that you stick all of the cards in as a gift. You can do whatever you would like with that piece!!!

12 x 12 One Sheet Wonder Template

Now some close ups on the cards…..sorry for the long post today. I hope you are still with me! 🙂

Masculine One Sheet Wonder Cards,

I love the Man Cards that I created with this set, I think I could do an entire sheet of Man Cards with this technique just to get me though a few months of Birthdays!

One Sheet Wonder,

As you can see some of the…chevron? checker?…whatever that pattern is called….I colored in with my Markers and some of them I left white!

Back to Black One Sheet Wonder,

Oh how you know I love my flowers! I colored these in with the Markers! Also, that little Coastal Cabana strip on the left side card is only about 3/4″ wide. It is a scrap piece that I had leftover from another project. Use up those scraps on simple cards like these!!!

One Sheet Wonder Card Set,

As you can see, I didn’t color the flowers on these and they look fabulous as well!

Diagonal One Sheet Wonder,

This is the piece that was cut diagonal. You can tear it as well if you would like!

Flower One Sheet Wonder,

Same style of card but one is colored and one just has a border! Love them both!

One Sheet Wonder,

I actually didn’t use that 3rd 1-1/2″ square because I added my greeting on there. You can always mix it up and cut larger pieces into little squares like this or leave it long. Mix it up and have fun with it! I love it!!!!

Here is a little Video Tutorial for you to follow along with as well! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on any of the videos! Click here to subscribe!

I have 2 more sets of these fabulous One Sheet Wonder Techniques so stay tuned. If you want to see some of them that I have done in the past, click here!

Happy Stampin’


Technique Tuesday – All Abloom Card Set!!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today. While it might not require a lot of tools or create a specific effect on your project, it will create a WOW!!!!! I love One Sheet Wonder Card Sets because you can get LOTS of cards from just one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Well today I’m going to show you how you can get about 40 cards with one pack of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. How amazing is that? Now I know 40 cards sounds like a daunting task but not when you are making multiples of the same style and when you are only sticking with a few colors.

All Abloom Card Set,

You have seen me post about these cards over the past week. You can check out those individual posts here:

You’re In My Thoughts, Hello, Just Because, Thanks So Much, Happy Birthday, With Sympathy

All of these cards use less than one sheet from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack so that means I was able to create 4 each of these 6 cards (4 sheets of each pattern in the stack)! That makes 24 cards!!!!! Of course, all the left over scraps could be used for another card, right?

Quilt Look with Scraps,

How cute are these??? All of the strips are 1/2″ wide. I started with one strip towards the middle and stuck it down. Then I just worked my way out. There is no true technique to this, just play around and stick some strips of paper down! You could do this with any scrap pieces of Designer Series Paper you have laying around! 🙂 I know you have some! Some of the cards, I stuck to a few colors and others I used all of them! After you lay a few strips down, trim the edge and you can use that piece in another spot.

Quilt How To,

I was able to create 6 cards in this style so now we are up to 30 cards from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. There is still three patterns (4 sheets each) left in the stack as well as scraps. That is where you get the last 10+ cards. You could use these to re-create some of the styles above or create something totally new. Again, after you are done using the big pieces, use the scraps for more quilt cards! Want to see this all these cards in action? Check out my Video Tutorial here! Don’t forget to Subscribe to my Channel so you don’t miss out on any future videos. HINT: More One Sheet Wonders are on the way!

One of the reasons I love this style of card making is that I knew the colors I would be working with because they are listed on the front of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack so there was no guessing or wondering. I pulled out those ink pads and cardstock as well as a few of my favorite greeting stamp sets and went to work! Also, I love that I was able to create cards for all occasions – Man Cards, Girl Cards, Birthday, Sympathy, Wedding, and Just Because! Love it!!!

Happy Stampin’


Quick and Simple Man Card!!!

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Simple Birthday Man Card,

You all know how I struggle with Man Cards because I just love flowers, pinks, purple, and rhinestones so much! Well even though the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack says BLOOM in the name, I was able to create this fabulous Man Card with it! I call that a win!!!! These two patterns came from different pieces in the stack and I cut them 3/4″ wide and 4-1/4″ long. Since the paper is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, I was able to get 8 strips at this size and then get 2 strips measuring 1/2″ x 4-1/4″! Love it!!! I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ and started with the bottom strip flush with the bottom and then placed the other two above it. Then I went to the top and placed the top piece flush with the top and then placed the other two below it. I stamped the greeting from Remembering Your Birthday in Island Indigo!  To finish it off, I added some Linen Thread which was wrapped around twice and tied into a knot! My husband says this is the only ribbon that can be used and still call it a Man Card! 🙂

You can check out more samples (Girly Ones) using the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack here, here and here!

Happy Stampin’


In the Forest…

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Fall Forest Sheltering Tree,

I love how you can create a forest look with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog! I do wish I did more Spring colors rather than Fall but either way it is super fabulous! I have a card base of Rose Red (4-1/4″ x 11″), with Mossy Meadow layered (4″ x 5-1/4″), and then Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″)! My trees were stamped in Chocolate Chip and a few of them are full strength and some are stamped off. For the leaves, I used Rose Red, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry! Some of them are full strength and some are stamped off. I stamped right to left, up the left and around to the right along the top. Love it!!! Spring colors….hmmm those would be like Wild Wasabi or  Pear Pizzazz and then some Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Crushed Curry. I think that would look amazing as well! I love it! The greeting is from the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set! Quick and Simple!!! To see more samples using this stamp set, check out this post and this post!

Happy Stampin’


Technique Tuesday – Iris Fold!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! I love this one because it creates an amazing look AND it uses little scraps (who doesn’t have millions of those laying around)!!!!

Iris Fold, Scrap Use,

Need a third reason to create this card? It makes a great Man Card!!!! Now lets get started on how I created this!!!!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Scraps of Paper, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You will start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and using your 2-1/2″ Circle Punch push it all the way in on right side and center it top to bottom and punch!!! Now apply Snail or Fast Fuse around the circle and start laying your strips of cardstock down. I used Pacific Point, Old Olive, and Basic Gray in the card above. The strips are about 2 inches long (or less) and maybe a 1/4″ wide. Again you can use any type of scrap because no one is going to see the back and you will just lay one down and then the next color and the next. You can do them close together or farther part just be sure that the strip crosses over the other color and that you can’t see light between the strip and the punched circle. Once you have done the first layer, you will add Stampin’ Dimensionals at each cross section and then start in with the second layer. If you need to add in more Stampin Dimensionals, that’s no problem and if you end up not using on that was already placed down, no worries there either. It will help with adhering this piece to your card front! Once you have completed the second round, you are all done!!! At this point you can add ribbon or stamping or any embellishments to the left hand side or leave it black like mine above. Add a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals to the corners and attach it to your card base (I used Old Olive above)! After that piece is in place, you will stamp your greeting. Be sure the greeting is going to fit in the hole. The greeting used above was from Remembering Your Birthday and the coordinating greeting is stamped on the inside! Love it! Simple, quick, Man Card and uses up those scraps!!!

Iris Fold, Scrap Use,

Here is another sample using Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pink Pirouette. I added in some Calypso Coral Seam Binding and the greeting is from Simply Wonderful which is a free Sale-A-Bration item! You can still earn this stamp set for FREE with a $50 (US) order placed through the end of this month! Shop here and you will also earn points as a Laura’s Loyal Stamper!!!!

Want to see this Technique in action??? Check out my video tutorial below and don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you like it!!!

Happy Stampin’


New Works of Art!!!

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I still can’t put down my Work of Art Stamp Set and have created some new ones!!!! You can check out some others here, here and here! This will be broken down into a few posts because there are just so many amazing ones! Be sure to check back again next Monday OR you can subscribe in the upper right corner and then you will never miss a post!

Work of Art Grapes,
How fabulous is the bunch of grapes??? This would make a super cute card for a Hostess when you bring a bottle of wine or for someone’s Birthday who enjoys wine as well!!!! I used Pear Pizzazz and the small swish for the stem. I stamped twice in full ink and then up a little with the stamped off image. For the grapes I used Blackberry Bliss and stamped about 5 times before going back to the ink! Love it!

Sailboats Work of Art,

Adorable and perfect for a little boy’s birthday or baby shower!!!!! This sailboat uses lots of blues! I used the chevron image in Lost Lagoon for the water. Then I took the large swoop and used Pacific Point to make the bottom and side sail. The second sail was stamped in Bermuda Bay. Lastly I added the mast in Chocolate Chip. You may want to lay a piece of scrap paper down in you wish to have a shorter mast like the one on the left! The clouds were created with the small swoosh and stamped off Bermuda Bay!

Pine Tree Work of Art,

This tree is quick and simple. I used Chocolate Chip and the long piece for the trunk of the tree. Then with Mossy Meadow and the large swoosh upside down you will stamp them angled down for the branches. I’m done with my Christmas Cards so I added a Birthday greeting from Remembering Your Birthday but this would look amazing with a star on top and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details as ornaments. So many options! I love it!

Want to see this in action? Check out this Video Tutorial!

Which one is your favorite?? Leave me a comment down below and don’t forget to check back on Monday for more!

Happy Stampin’


Technique Tuesday – Glimmer & Glitz Stars

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Happy Tuesday!!!! That means that I have a fabulous technique to share with you and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! Lots of bling and you can pick whatever color you want!!!!

Glimmer Vellum Stars,

I love love love Silver and BLING….add in a pop of color and it screams my name!!!!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper, Cardstock, Sponge Dauber, Star Framelits, Big Shot, Stamps & Ink

Start off with a card base of 4-1/4″ x 11″ in Whisper White and adhere a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum on top measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Vellum can be tricky to adhere because you can see where the adhesive is since it is partially clear. With this card, you don’t have to worry about your adhesive because it is covered by the Whisper White decorative piece. Then using a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″, you will place the third largest star from the Star Framelits on the bottom half and run it through your Big Shot! Now using your Sponge Daubers, brush the edges of the white rectangle and the punched out star! You can use the star on the inside of your card or for a completely different project! Stamp your greeting to the top of the white rectangle and then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the corners of your white rectangle. You can add maybe 1 or 2 in the middle if you like them a lot like me! Place that on your card front. Now using the 2nd smallest Star Framelit, cut out a star in Silver Glimmer Paper! You will adhere this star in the center of your cut out star on your card front. Adhere with Snail Adhesive! You can place your cut out white star on the inside of your card! For the card above, I used Blackberry Bliss and the Endless Wishes Stamp Set!

Red Stars Vellum Glimmer,

For this card, I used Real Red and the Endless Wishes Stamp Set. I added the star to the inside on the top for some extra flare!

Birthday, Stars, Vellum, Glimmer,

For this card, I used Pacific Point and the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set! Also, I added in a little Silver Foil Star from the center of the wreath from last week’s post! To see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below! Be sure to give it a Thumbs Up if you liked it!!!!

I would like to thank Dawn Griffith for this great idea. She did her’s in all Silver which I loved but I added my flare with the color!!!! Let me know in the comments below which color your favorite was or which color you would like to use for a POP of color!

Happy Stampin’