Oh So Ombre Dragonfly!!!

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So last week, I shared with you a fabulous Dragonfly card and said but wait there is more! Here is the the more!!! This Oh So Ombre Dragonfly is even better than the last one….or at least I think so. This one is my favorite!!! Let me know in the comments whether you prefer this one or the one linked above from last week!

Oh So Ombre Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super simple and uses the majority of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper. It comes in the 4 colors – Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, and Granny Apple Green!

I started with the card base of each of the colors listed above. Then I cut a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″). This just makes the color POP even more! I love it! The designer paper is then just 1/8 smaller (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″). I layered those together and tied some Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon around it and then added it to the card front. This layer was actually added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You all know how much I love them!

Stampin Up Dragonfly, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the focal point, I die cut out a black scallop square with the Layering Square Dies. The Basic White square is simply a 2″ square but I added some texture by running it through the Subtle Embossing Folder. It doesn’t show well in the photo because it is subtle but it’s the perfect amount of texture! This layer was added flat to the card front. The Dragonfly was stamped in the coordinating color to the Designer Paper and then punched out with the coordinating Dragonfly Punch! I added him to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! 🙂 I couldn’t help myself! To finish it off, I colored some Basic Rhinestones with the coordinating Stampin’ Blends Marker and added a few!

6" x 6" Designer Paper Template, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here you can see the 2 fun Dragonfly cards using 1 sheet of the 6″ x 6″ Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE with Sale-A-Bration!!! Click the supplies below to start creating these fun cards!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Floral One Sheet Wonder!!

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One Sheet Wonders are so much fun because they use ALL of one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (or 6″ x 6″). I like to stick to minimal products as well to really just enjoy the card making part and not the big mess part! 🙂 This Floral One Sheet Wonder is my current favorite!!!

Floral One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper which is just stunning! The back side of the floral paper is that fun mosaic yellow print which I used on 2 cards. It was just so hard to not use the floral side. Then I looked at the paper pack at the coordinating colors and picked my favorite – Night of Navy, Petal Pink, and Merry Merlot. I went with Basic White even though there is also some Very Vanilla in the pattern too.

First, I started off by cutting my card bases in each of the 3 colors (4 bases). This makes 12 cards! Then I cut my designer series paper and just started layering and mixing and matching! For the greetings, I stamped the Many Messages greeting in Merry Merlot and Night of Navy and die cut them with the coordinating die. BOOM! 19 greetings in each color! It was so quick and simple. AMAZING! Then as I was creating the cards, I just grabbed a greeting and popped it on. Another option would be to package the cards and greetings together and attach as you need the cards.

This Floral One Sheet Wonder set made quick and simple cards for all of my upcoming occasions! This is also a great gift to wrap all of these cards up together and offer! Have you ever tried out a One Sheet Wonder?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget you can get a One Sheet Wonder Template Offer as well as a Card Making Cheat Sheet when you join my mailing list! Join with the form below now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Spread the Love!!!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner so I want to share this sample to inspire you!!! This card is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, and just any old day to spread the love!

Spread the Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love this card because it’s so fabulous it doesn’t even need a greeting on the front which makes it even more versatile! Perfect!!!

I started with a regular Whisper White card base and folded it in half. Then I cut 3/4″ off the front flap to reveal the inside of the card. Then I stamped the row of hearts from the Lots of Hearts Stamp Set along the edge in Rococo Rose Ink! I also stamped a greeting on the inside in Rococo Rose Ink!

For the front of the card, I added a piece of Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″) on the front flap! Then for the heart, I stamped it in Rococo Rose onto Blushing Bride and layered it onto Rococo Rose! Next, I added a little loop of the Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I actually used the underside of the ribbon rather than the super metallic side! It’s softer and perfect!

What occasion would you use this card for? Let me know in the comments below! Either way, don’t forget to spread the love to those who mean the world to you! If you want to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below! You can even click ADD ALL TO CART for easy shopping! Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration too!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Copper Foil Fun!

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On Tuesday, I shared a Copper Heat Embossed card using the Christmas Gleaming Suite. Check that out here. If you are looking for an easier look for making multiples this season or are scared to jump into heat embossing, check out this copper foil fun card!

Easy Foil Look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Pretty Peacock card base. Then I layered on a piece of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. The elegant foil really makes for a stunning shine! Next, I tied some copper ribbon around the inside spine of the card. This ribbon is from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Pack.

Deck the Halls, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting was created with the Tasteful Labels Dies. I die cut in Very Vanilla and stamped the greeting in Pretty Peacock Ink. The greeting is from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set! I layered this onto a piece of Copper Foil Paper to really add as much shine to the card as possible! The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Be Jolly This Season, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) with a little scrap piece of designer paper on the left hand side. Using more stamps from the Christmas Gleaming Set, I stamped the greeting and holly in Pretty Peacock! Simple and fabulous!!!

If you would like to recreate this copper foil fun card, check out the supplies listed below! These items are retiring so get them before they are gone!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Embossed Designer Paper!!!

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I feel like this season there is a chance for more mailed Christmas presents than normal. That means sending a fun thank you will be needed, right?!?!? This embossed designer paper card with a super cute seasonal greeting is perfect….and simple!

Embossed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I took a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (ON SALE) and embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. This gives some cool texture and really makes the splatter/cloudy designer paper pop more! Then I layered this onto a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Using some Night of Navy ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Pack, I tied it around the layered embossed piece. Then I added it to the card front.

Thank You Snow Much, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out the label from the Painted Labels Dies. The greeting is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set! I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy Ink and then I stamped a few snowflakes around in Seaside Spray. For the snowflakes, I did stamp off once to make sure it was a subtle background look and not overwhelming on the greeting! This was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped a few snowflakes along the right side!!! Don’t forget you can always stamp the envelope as well to really pull it all together!

Check out all of the supplies for this embossed designer paper card below. Want them all, just click ADD ALL TO CART!!! It’s that simple!

REMINDER: Christmas is right around the corner. Let your friends and family know what you want with a Stampin’ Up List! Fill this out and pass it out to anyone who asks! All of my contact information is on there for them to reach out and place an order for you or order online! I have already had fun being an elf this year and helping some with early shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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All the Presents!!!

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It’s December so let the decorating, baking, card sending, and gifting begin!!! NOTE: Stampin’ Up! suggestions orders be placed by December 9th to ensure the delivery will arrive before Christmas. Want to recreate this fun All the Presents card?? Check out the technique below!

I started with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″). Next, I layered on a piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) on top. Then I took a piece of Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon and wrapped the ends around a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz. I added this to the center of the card. When I assembled the card, I thought the focal point didn’t pop enough. The ribbon also got lost in the stripes but when I added the Pear Pizzazz it was PERFECT!

Now for the focal point, I die cut a Stitched Nested Label in Whisper White. Then using the Most Wonderful Time Stamp Set, I stamped both the presents and the greeting. For the greeting, I used Mossy Meadow Ink.

For the present which are all connected on one stamp, I inked one of the outside presents in Real Red Ink. Since it’s photopolymer, I was able to see how far in I needed to add ink. Then I inked the other end and middle present in Pear Pizzazz Ink (light green). Finally I inked the present on the end that’s already inked in Pear Pizzazz in Mossy Meadow. Since I went from light green to dark green, I wasn’t that worried about mixing ink colors. Then I stamped it down onto the label. All of the bows were inked in Real Red Ink and stamped down! Check out this video of Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy for a better look at this technique!

On the inside of the card, I stamped the little tree 3 times after inking it just once in Mossy Meadow Ink. This gives that fun variation in color and looks like there are multiples! The greeting was stamped in Real Red Ink. Both of these images are from the same Most Wonderful Time Medley!

To recreate this All The Presents card, check out the supplies listed below! Need all of them, click Add All To Cart for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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One of A Kind!!!

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Happy December!!!! It’s been one heck of a year and here we are in the last month. This year is one of a kind and staying connected with family and friends is sooooo important. Whether it’s a Christmas Card, Birthday Card, or Just Because card, remember to share your love of stamping with those around you by sending a card.

One of A Kind, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card makes for the perfect #happymail card this season! It has the winter theme and that sweet greeting!!

I started with a piece of Pacific Point as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and stamped the greeting on the bottom right corner in Pacific Point Ink. Then I layered on a piece of Silver Foil Paper (4″ x 4″) and Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″) up top. Before adding this to the card base, I tied around some Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Pack. This gives the card some texture and also softens the transition from the designer paper to the greeting!

I added this layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then finished it off with a few Basic Rhinestones!!! A card is just so much better with a little bit of bling.

Check out the supplies listed below to recreate this One of A Kind Winter Card! Change up the designer paper for each season and you have a card for all year long!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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When Making Multiples…

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I make over 150 cards to send at Christmas time. They all vary because I enjoy making different cards. Some (very few) are very detailed and many are easier cards. When making multiples, I like to go with an quick, easy look! That is where this card comes in!

When making multiples, go with an easy look, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think this card would look great with a variety of colors. Let me know in the comments what colors you think would look good in place of the Misty Moonlight.

I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake and stamped the manger scene from the Peaceful Nativity Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink. I suggest stamping the “barn” first and as high as possible. Next, fill in with the Joseph and Mary and the animals on the side. I added this piece to a piece of Whisper White with just a bit showing at the top. This seems to make it really POP! On the bottom, I stamped a greeting from the For Unto Us Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight. Then I tied some Misty Moonlight Ribbon around the cardstock before adding it to the card front.

Peaceful Nativity Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added a few animals and a greeting! Just a little fun to pull it all together.

Nativity Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like a more detailed manger scene, check out this card. I colored the scene with Stampin’ Blends and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I make only a few of these and LOTS of the simple version up top!

If you would like to make either of these, check out supplies listed below. Also, let me know which style you prefer when making multiples – simple or more detailed?? Enjoy making them and sending them this season! 🙂

Merry & Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Today only Stampin’ Up is having their Online Extravaganza!!! 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog…….that includes BUNDLES!!!! Which means it’s like a 20% discount on those since they are already 10% off! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping! Remember it is today only!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Embossed Trees!!!

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The moment I saw the Evergreen Embossing Folder, I saw Christmas beauty. Simple, elegant and fabulous! These embossed trees have so much texture that just makes you stare at it forever! I did this card in Real Red with Gold Foil but I think Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy and Merry Merlot would be amazing as well as other foils! Let me know your pick in the comments below!

Embossed Trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is beyond simple and oh so fabulous! You could crank out multiples in no time at all. I also used a 4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil Paper so not an inch goes to waste!

I started with the following supplies: Real Red Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), 2 pieces of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″), Gold Foil Paper (4″ x 4″) and Real Red Satin Ribbon (approx. 12 inches). That’s it!!!!

First, I embossed the Gold Foil Paper with the Evergreen Embossing Folder and then added it to the Whisper White cardstock. Next, I stamped a greeting on the bottom from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I did a few others with the For Unto Us Stamp Set and there are many more options you could go with! Then I wrapped the Real Red Satin Ribbon around the cardstock and tied it. This helps the transition from gold foil to the white look more seamless! Then add it to the card front!

Evergreen Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I decorated with another greeting and some fun corner images from the Banner Year Stamp Set. I only used the 1 ink pad for this entire card – Real Red! See, I told you this was fabulous and simple! Embossed Trees are just so elegant for Christmas time but also all year long. I think this card would be perfect for a masculine card as well!

Inside Christmas Card Greetings, www.LaurasStampPad.com

REMINDER: Christmas is right around the corner. Let your friends and family know what you want with a Stampin’ Up List! Fill this out and pass it out to anyone who asks! All of my contact information is on there for them to reach out and place an order for you or order online! I have already had fun being an elf this year and helping some with early shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Layered Snowflake!!!

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So many of my friends are posting pictures of snow and I’m over here freaking out in my flip flops! I am so not a fan of Winter. I don’t snub it completely and still make cute wintery cards! Check out this beautiful layered snowflake card using the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper!!! It’s also on sale this month!!!! Only a few more days!

Layered Snowflake, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The different shades of blue and that hint of sparkle just make this card POP! I love it! It’s really a fairly simple card to create too which is a bonus since I make a lot of Christmas Cards!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has THICK Whisper White and Very Vanilla??? It is perfect for card bases to hold up a bit more and ink doesn’t bleed through! I love it! I stamped the greeting on the bottom in Balmy Blue from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set! Next, I stamped one of the bigger snowflakes onto a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White and die cut it out! Normally, for a layering piece I wouldn’t use the Thick Whisper White but since snowflakes can be delicate, I thought this would be perfect and help it hold up better when popping it out of the die and handling it!

Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Taking a piece of regular Whisper White measuring 4″ x 4″, I embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. This is super subtle but yet adds that texture and dimension to the card. Next, I layered a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (2″ x 3″) onto the embossed piece and added it to the card.

For the focal piece, I added a small strip of Snowflake Splendor Ribbon across the center with a small dab of adhesive in the middle. Just enough to hold there for now because the snowflake will also be holding it in place! Then I took that die cut stamped snowflake and added it over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals! For some bling, I die cut another snowflake from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and layered it on the snowflake with the Fine Tip Glue Pen! For some final bling, I placed a few Blue Adhesive Backed Gems on the card front!

Simple and fabulous! This card could be used for Christmas or even Winter birthdays and events. If you would like to recreate this Layered Snowflake card, check out the supply items below and there is even an Add All To Cart Button for simple shopping! The Designer Series Paper Sale ends Saturday so get it now!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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