Anniversary April!!!

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Let’s just go ahead and call this month – Anniversary April!!! My Stampin’ Up! Anniversary is the month as well as our Wedding Anniversary! Pop the champagne and let’s celebrate!!!

Anniversary April Fun Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this fun fold card for a recent class and thought it was perfect for Brad for our anniversary! Thank you to Connie Stewart for the inspiration! There is something about the elegant paper and jade color that just felt so right!

How To Cut & Use All of the Paper:

I started with a 1/4 sheet of Just Jade cardstock (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Basic White (8″ x 5-1/4″) and folded it in half. This is the actual card. For the card front, I added a piece of Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper. BONUS: You can create 6 of these cards with 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ with no waste! Cut at 4″ creating 3 strips of 4″ x 12″. Then cut at 5-1/4″ creating two 5-1/4″ x 4″ pieces from each strip (6 total). This leaves 3 small pieces measuring 4″ x 1-1/2″ which I cut into 4″ x 3/4″ and used on the inside of the card!

Simple Fun Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now add the designer series paper to the card front covering it completely. Before adding this to the Just Jade base, I added a little flap for the greeting.

You can make this piece as big or small as you wish! I simply took my greeting of choice and measured it with a little extra on all sides. This was 1″ x 2-1/2″ which I stamped in Just Jade Ink onto Basic White. For the tab, simply add 1/4″ up and down and an 1″ side to side. So the Basic White is 1″ x 2-1/2″ and the Just Jade is 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. Score the Just Jade at 3/4″ to create a little tab. Adhere that tab to the Just Jade card base flush with the edge on the right side. I placed mine about 3/4 of the way down from the card top. Next, I added the Basic White card to the front. Stamped the greeting and added it to the tab with a little ribbon knot for decoration! Simple and fabulous!

Happy Easter Fun Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another one I made but went with Happy Easter and a different pattern of paper from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper Pack! See this all in action by clicking here!

Now I am all set for Anniversary April! Let’s celebrate! Remember that many of these items are retiring so you want to check out the Last Chance List and get them before they are gone!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Here For You!!!

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I love the message on this card and it really comes in handy now and again! I recently made this card for a friend who was having surgery and I hope it warmed her heart. Here for you, I promise! It would make a great card for teenagers or those going off to college too!

Here For You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the color combination with this card. The red is bold but the blue softens it for a warm and heartfelt feeling! Try out Real Red and Balmy Blue and see for yourself!!!

I started with a Balmy Blue card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and stamped the “I Promise” and the heart outline all over the card front. Be sure to angle the images in different ways. Typically I start with the larger image and then fill in with the smaller one! I used Balmy Blue Ink for just that subtle background look!

Stampin Up Together Forever Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a 3″ x 3″ piece of You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and layered it onto Real Red (3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″). Then I tied some Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon around it and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I used the Here For You Dies and adhesive sheets. Simply add the adhesive sheet to the back of the Real Red cardstock and then run it through the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine (which is on sale for 20% this month)! Now you have a homemade sticker and a quick and easy greeting! I also snuck in the heart next to the greeting to die cut at the same time!

Homemade Here For You Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added the heart and greeting that was stamped all over the background! Just a little fun touch! You could also add some to the envelope!

If you would like to make this Here For You card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that the Mini Cut & Emboss is on sale for 20% off till the end of March!!! There are also select bundles on sale as well!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Friendly Birthday!!!

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One of the options for a $100 order is the Friendly Hello Bundle which includes a stamp set and 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! I love the pastel yet bright colors and of course it’s FLOWERS! <3 I created this fun friendly birthday card in both Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia!

Friendly Birthday Homemade Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I honestly am not sure which color I prefer the most! I really love both of them and had fun using this designer paper! Also, I love the fact that I created the same card with multiple sheets in the paper pack and got a similar look. Woot woot!

Friendly Hello Sale-A-Bration Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses a regular card base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ but rather than just folding it in half, I folded a bit from both sides. The left side is 3-1/4″ and the right side is 1″. On the left I added a piece of the designer paper (3″ x 5-1/4″) and on the right I stamped a greenery image from the stamp set. The image was stamped in the same color as the card base for a subtle look!

Stampin' Up Scallop Contour Dies, www.laurasstamppad.com

For the greeting, I used the Scallop Contour Dies for that adorable dotted scallop retangle! Precious!!! The greeting from the Friendly Hello Stamp Set fits perfectly in that die! I added a little loop of ribbon on one end and added it to the card front hanging off a bit. When I have a piece hanging off like this I like to use Tear & Tape! Then I finished it off with some jewels!!!

Coloring With Stampin' Blends Markers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I stamped the floral image in Memento Black and colored the flower in with Stampin’ Blends! There is still time for you to earn the Friendly Hello Bundle so you can make friendly birthday cards like these! Click the supplies listed below or just click ADD ALL TO CART for easy shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Sweet Conversations!!!

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Valentine’s Day is less than a week away!!! Here are some cards that I created with the Sweet Conversations Suite – Stamp, Dies, and Designer Paper!!! Super simple and fun to show you love someone!!! The January Paper Pumpkin also helped with my Valentine’s this year!

Sweet Conversations Stampin Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really love this card. It’s a simple stamping with the greeting only. Highland Heather is a fabulous color to use with reds and pinks too! I am super digging it! The coordinating Sweet Hearts Dies are super fabulous because there are 13 individual hearts of different sizes that you can die cut all at the same time. It didn’t take forever for me to die cut a lot to make lots of these. That is a BONUS for me for sure! I’m not always a huge fan of die cutting a lot for a card!

Happy Galentine's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Happy Galentine’s Day…..do you celebrate?!?!? I simply took the same greeting as the card above and stamped it down. Then using the Hug Me stamp, I cut out the G and added it over the top of the V. Super cute and fun! This card uses other dies from that same set – the tag and the hearts! The heart dies from the set actually coordinate with the Designer Series Paper. Love it!!!

Click on the supplies below if you would like to recreate these cards using the Sweet Conversations Bundle!!! Don’t forget that it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so you can earn FREE Stuff with every $50 order!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Heart & Home Online Class!!!

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February is the 3rd month of my New Online Class option for those of you to stamp with me near and far! I LOVE IT!!! It’s been so much fun thus far and I am giddy excited about what I have planned for the upcoming months! For February, I have the Heart & Home Online Class and here is a sneak peak!

Heart & Home Online Class, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my favorite card in the February Class! There is just something about that blue and white pattern that I LOVE!!!! I also love those antique blue and white dishes. It’s just classic and stunning! My other favorite part about this card is the greeting! I inked up the flower image and then stamped off twice and then stamped it over the greeting! It’s subtle and amazing! I love it!

Blessings of Home Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The inside greeting for this card from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set melts my heart! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! This year I have really tried to make a point in telling people I love their shirt or I enjoyed our visit or you really mean a lot to me. This card is perfect!!! I urge you all to do the same. It makes other smile as well as makes you feel warm and fuzzy! (And right now with a winter storm coming for us, I need warm and fuzzy!)

I still have kits available for the February Heart & Home Online Class so sign up for your kit now so you can stamp along with me!!! You can also purchase the PDF Tutorial so you can cut all the pieces and stamp these SIX cards! That’s the other exciting thing about the February Class….I just couldn’t stop at 5 so there is a 6th bonus card!!! 🙂

Not sure you are into the kit this month, you can still join in the fun and watch me create these cards LIVE on Facebook (and then posted to YouTube) on Friday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. CT!!! It’s free for anyone to join in and chat with me while I stamp and offer techniques and a fun evening!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Have A Holly Christmas!!!

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Simple and fabulous is exactly how I would describe this holly Christmas card! I love the beautiful font and that hint of elegance with the gold leaves and red jewels!!

Holly Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses a 4″ x 4″ piece of Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper which means you can get 9 pieces from one sheet of 12″ x 12″. Woot Woot! I layered that onto Basic White (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″) and then added some Real Red Satin Ribbon around the top for a smooth look between where the designer paper ends! The greeting was stamped from the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen Ink! Then I added this to the Old Olive card base!

For the holly berries, I used Real Red Rhinestone Jewels and the Gold Holly Leaves! The leaves were attached with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals but you could also put them on flat with a liquid glue or Tear N Tape!

Stampin' Up! Homemade Christmas Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this Holly Christmas Card, click on the supplies listed below! Remember items from the Mini Catalog will no longer be available after January 3rd (or while supplies last). Some are even on sale so click here to shop now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Double Mountain Card!!!

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Is your to-do list growing as the holidays get closer?!? I have the last of my Christmas Cards to complete and send out this week and my decorating is done! Christmas cookies were made this past weekend so gifts is all I have left! I’m feeling good and hoping to just enjoy the season as much as possible! This fun Double Mountain Card may look a bit stressful but I assure you it’s pretty easy!

Double Mountain Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you look at it from the side, this card is simply 2 card bases stuck together. There is a regular Early Espresso card base (4-1/4″ x 11″) and then a slightly smaller Real Red (4″ x 10-3/4″) card base adhered upside down to the Early Espresso base. See that’s not so overwhelming!

Frosted Gingerbread Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After I got my 2 card bases prepped, I adhered the Real Red card base upside down and all the way to the bottom of the front of the Early Espresso card base. The folded edge of the Real Red cardstock should be flush with the bottom of the Early Espresso card front. Next, I folded the Real Red in half back down to create a small mountain of Real Red and a tall mountain of Early Espresso/Real Red. Then I adhered the Frosted Gingerbread Designer Paper to the layer of Real Red on Early Espresso and tied some Real Red Ruffle Ribbon around the card front.

Next, I stamped the greeting from the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set on the small Basic White piece (3 ¾” x 2 ½”) and stamped the lace trim image on the inside Basic White piece (4” x 5 ¼”). Then adhered both to the card. For the focal point, you can die cut or fussy cut an image of your choice from the Designer Paper and adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Decorate with Acrylic Shapes to finish it off!

If you would like to recreate this Double Mountain Card, check out the supplies listed below! This would be super cute for a birthday card too! Just switch up the designer paper and greetings!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Peppermint Kisses!!!

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At Target the other day and I see Sugar Cookie Kisses…..Yes please! Omg you all they were AMAZING and gone within a few days! Heavenly!!! Accepting all Sugar Cookie Kisses this season! 🙂 I also have this cute Peppermint Kisses card to share with you today!!!

Peppermint Kisses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got this card idea from the amazing, Kim Peck!!! It uses the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite!!! You can check out more cards using this Suite here.

I started with a Real Red card base! Next, I took 2 pieces of Basic White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ – one for the front and one for the inside! I added a piece of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Paper along the left hand side and stamped the greeting from the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set up top! NOTE: If you wish to stamp first, just make sure it is a bit off center since it is centered in the area after the designer paper is placed down!

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the kisses, I stamped 3 of the ornament baubles in Real Red Ink onto Basic White cardstock and then die cut them out! Then I flipped them upside down and placed the 2 on the bottom of the card front with the scallop at the bottom edge of the white cardstock. Using the cardstock as a guide, I trimmed off the tops of the ornaments to create a kiss! Next, I took the third ornament and trimmed less off so it looks bigger and placed it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish off the look, I added a little piece of White Crinkled Seam Binding to the tops of each one. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon.

Happy Holidays Peppermint Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside I decorated with a few of the peppermint candies from the stamp set and the greeting!!! I love the coordination of the front to the inside!

If you would like to recreate this Peppermint Kisses card, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget about the Seasonal Sale going on right now! It ends TONIGHT! Click here to get ink, cardstock, and dies on sale!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Blackberry & Gold!!!

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When you think of Fall, what colors come to mind?? For me it’s typically orange, yellow, and brown/tans. I am loving this new look of Blackberry & Gold for Fall! Thank you Stampin’ Up for making me branch out because I’m in LOVE!!! With this, I might start to like Fall more! I still hate winter and I’m not sure that will ever change. LOL

Blackberry & Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card has me swooning! I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered strips of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper onto Cinnamon Cider cardstock! This paper is gorgeous with the rich colors and gold foil shine! Then I added this to the left hand side of the card and wrapped some Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the card and tied it into a knot.

Now for the focal point, I stamped the greeting from the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I layered it onto Early Espresso cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and coordinating dies, I stamped and die cut the 2 pumpkins. I love the Gold Foil touch on that detailed pumpkin! There is a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the top of the stamped pumpkin that is falling off the greeting piece. This is to keep the image level and popped up even though it is falling off the greeting piece a bit.

Pretty Pumpkins Stampin' Up Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped a coordinating greeting and some of the leaves from the Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set. There are so many beautiful images in that set!

This card would be perfect for Thanksgiving but also works for a thank you card all season long! What would you use this card for?!?! Let me know in the comments below! If you wish to make this stunning Blackberry & Gold card, check out the supplies listed below. Click Add All To Cart for a quick shopping experience!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Cute Halloween!!!

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Are you a fan of Halloween??? Do you prefer scary or cute Halloween?? I’m typically not a huge fan of Halloween but Claire is turning me as she loves it. I feel like I have been more drawn to Halloween things this year too. It’s crazy how our crafting changes. I do prefer more of a cute look than scary, gory for sure!

Cute Halloween Stampin' Up Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple and easy to create because you can use various prints from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper to create tons of these cards. Also, it’s so simple and fun that you could make multiples to send to all of your friends and family for a little #happymail!!

I started with a Basic Black card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Smoky Slate measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″. Then I added 3 strips of the designer paper and those measure 3″ x 1-1/4″. It is super fun to mix and match the different looks.

For the greeting, I used the Frightfully Cute Stamp Set and coordinating dies for the label! I am loving that label because it’s super cute and it has those dot details. I used Pumpkin Pie Ink for the greeting on the front and inside. The greeting on the front is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals over a little piece of Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon under it. Any little scrap of ribbon that you might have works perfects. Those little leftovers at the end of a spool are perfect for this look!

Frightfully Cute Stampin' Up Bundle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The inside of the card has a piece of Basic White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting in Pumpkin Pie and then added a few bats in Memento Black Ink. Don’t forget to add a few bats to the envelope as well!!!

I hope this inspires you to create a little spooky fun for Halloween! Click on the supplies listed below to get started!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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