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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Penguin Playmates!!!

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The Penguin Playmates Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper is beyond cute and so fun to play and create with! Check out this cute gift box that holds 3 little cards! It is so adorable but I can’t take the credit for this amazing idea. I got it from my upline, Meg Loven!

Penguin Playmates Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This would be a fabulous little gift to give a neighbor, co-worker, teacher, or friend! The little cards are 3″ x 6″ of Misty Moonlight with a 2-3/4″ square of the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper on the front. Then using some scraps of the designer paper and Basic White, I created the greeting. The greetings, stars, and presents are all from the Penguin Place Stamp Set! I stamped the images in Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight!

The little acetate box just has more designer paper wrapped around it and then one of the polar bears fussy cut out. How cute is he?!?! There are many images you could fussy cut out of the paper to add as your focal point!

Homemade Card & gift box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Get started now on your Christmas Cards, Winter Birthdays, or even gifts for those you love with this adorable little set! All of the items are listed below and don’t forget that the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 order till the end of September! Only 2 more days left!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Celebrating Pockets!!!

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I feel like everything had pockets these days! Dresses of all styles have pockets….even wedding dresses! Well now we have cards with pockets so we are all celebrating pockets!!! I feel so trendy! ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

Celebrating Pockets Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card starts off with a piece of Calypso Coral measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. That means you can get 4 card bases with 1 piece of cardstock! Next, I layered on some You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). For the corner pocket, I took a 3-1/2″ square of Basic White cardstock and cut it diagonally. Using the Create With Friends Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then I added it to the card front by running a piece of Tear & Tape along the bottom and left hand edge. I finished it off with some Basic Rhinestones which I colored with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers!

You're A Peach Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the pocket insert, I cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Then I adhered a folded in half piece of the You’re a Peach Designer Paper (3″ x 8″) to the front of the Calypso Coral. This way you can see both the front and back of the designer paper! Be sure if your designer paper has a specific pattern that you are cutting it in the correct direction. Next, I added a piece of Basic White (2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″) to the inside to write your message on. Using the greeting from the Create With Friends Stamp Set, I stamped You 3 times without ever going back to the ink. This gives a fun ombre look!

Tuck the little card into the card pocket! But wait there is more….I added a little bow of Pale Papaya to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional to really make it pop!

Do you love pockets in your clothing?? In your cards?? Join me in celebrating pockets and try this one out. All of the supplies are listed below for your convenience. Click add all to cart for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Perfectly Elegant?!?

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It’s never to early to get started on your Christmas Cards and this perfectly elegant card is quick and simple for making multiples! Have you gotten started yet? Already done? Or wait till it gets closer to Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!

Perfectly Elegant, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving the Simply Elegant Designer Paper because it is just that. So beautiful and I think it will be perfect for holiday cards!!! Here I used a 4″ x 4″ piece so that means I got 9 cards from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper and no waste! Woot Woot!!!

I actually created this card before the Mini Catalog went live so I had to use a stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Perfectly Plaid has beautiful trees and greetings in it and I loved it! The tree fits perfectly on the Elegant Tag Punch and it slips under the Real Red Satin Ribbon for a seamless look!

Perfectly Plaid Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to recreate this perfectly elegant Christmas Card, click on the supplies listed below! Need them all and want a quick shopping experience, simply click ADD ALL TO CART! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you will earn FREE product for every $50 you spend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Beauty of the Earth!!!

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Lately I have been so drawn to nature images and trees. It is kind of shocking me but with the stunning images in this Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, I’m going with it!

Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is fairly simple with just a little bit of stamping and layering!!! I started with a Basic White card base and layered on a piece of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Basic White (1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the tree and greeting! I used Old Olive and Early Espresso Ink Pads! Then I layered this onto Old Olive cardstock (2″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding it to the card front, I wrapped a bit of twine around the bottom with the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. This pack is perfect for all of your neutral looks! Pop that onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and you are all set!

If you want to get into the nature look with me, check out the supplies listed below and let’s get started! Want to see more samples with these products, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Absolutely Amazing!!!

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I’m all about the quick and simple cards lately. I just don’t have the time to craft and create like I did in the past. It makes me kind of sad but I also keep telling myself it’s just a season and soak up all the baby/toddler time I can. This Absolutely Amazing card is super uplifting and beautiful!

Absolutely Amazing Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I created this card with the Color & Contour Stamp Set which I am super loving lately! Polished Pink & Basic Gray are the ink colors I used so it was minimal supplies that I had to get out! This card was also created on a Note Card & Envelope set! No cardstock cutting or anything! Ribbon is my go-to embellishment so of course I had to add some of that. You could also add some bling too! There are lots of ways to add to this card for a more detailed look or a simple one!

This card is a perfect one to send as #happymail any time. It could simply be to brighten someone’s day or you could even send it as a birthday card! I love sending #happymail! The impact of a handstamped card is amazing! With all the bills and junk mail that arrive daily, seeing that little envelope with your name on it and maybe even a decorated envelope is sure to brighten your day!

I wish I could send you all some happy mail because you are truly amazing and mean so much to me. You all fill my heart and soul with happiness and gratitude! Thank you for following me here on my blog, watching my Facebook Lives or YouTube videos, and interacting with me! I love the community I have built and feel like we are all family! THANK YOU!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Enjoy The Moment!!!

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Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them!!! The Enjoy The Moment Stamp Set has images that some may think are weeds or a nuisance but they makes some pretty fabulous cards!!

Enjoy the Moment Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I needed some cards…..like REALLY BAD! My stash was getting really low since I wasn’t stamping as much after the birth of Alex! I got out this stamp set because I hadn’t played with it yet. It probably isn’t something I would have picked out myself but I got it free from Stampin’ Up at one of the events last year. Fabulous demonstrator perks!!!

Bakers Twine Essentials Pack, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used a Very Vanilla card base, Soft Succulent layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then Very Vanilla layer (3-3/4″ x 5″). All of the stamping is in Early Espresso which makes this card quick and simple – one ink pad and one stamp set!

The first one was just layered and simple. The second one I added a little bit of the twine from the Bakers Twine Essential Pack! Then for the third card, I added in even more with some Stitched Rectangles, twine, and Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder! Which one is your favorite??

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Honestly, I started out with this 3rd one and slowly made it more and more simple! I actually like the simplest one the most! There is just something about the colors and layers that I love! I love it so much I made a 20 more in various colors – Mossy Meadow, Just Jade, and Night of Navy!!! I love them all and now I have a good masculine card stash!

Masculine Birthday Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Click the items below so you can make these cards using the Enjoy The Moment Stamp Set! Have fun making them just like me!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Color & Contour!!!

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Pink is my favorite color and I just love flowers so this card makes me super happy! The Color & Contour Stamp Set has been on my desk a lot lately. This card could be made in every In Color with the supplies I used!!! Check out the list of items below so you can make some too!

Color & Contour Stampin' Up Stamp Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Basic White thick cardstock base! When I create a card with the base of white or vanilla, I like to use the Thick Cardstock! Next, I took a piece of the In Color Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and wrapped some Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon around it. This ribbon comes in all 5 of the in colors! Adding just a small piece across the card front adds a little texture and fun to the card but no need for a bow and only uses a small amount!

For the focal point, I die cut one of the scallop rectangles from the coordinating Scalloped Contour Dies. LOVE THESE!!! The greeting was stamped in Polished Pink and then I added it to the card front!! The flower image was stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends! Then I die cut it out with the same Scalloped Contour Dies and added it to the label with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals!

2021-2023 Stampin' Up! In Colors, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a little leftover strip of the designer paper to the left hand side. Then using the little dots of the Color & Contour Stamp Stamp Set, I stamped them in the right hand corner. To get a little variation of color, I inked it up and stamped 3 times, moving the stamp around a bit.

I love this Color & Contour Bundle so much because it’s super versatile. This card could be created in any color you like too! Check out the supplies listed below to see what I used! If you want them all, click ADD ALL TO CART for quick and simple shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Beauty of Friendship!!!

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I really struggle with masculine cards but I have found that the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set has so amazing images for man cards! What about you??? Do you struggle with man cards? Let me know in the comments below!

Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set Stampin' Up!, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the Note Cards and Envelopes for these cards which makes them even more quick and easy! First, I stamped the more solid tree image from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Soft Succulent. I stamped this one first because I didn’t want to stamp the trunk and then realize I went to high on the card and the tree doesn’t fit. Next, I stamped the second detailed tree image in Evening Evergreen. Add the trunk and greeting in Early Espresso and boom you are all done stamping! How easy is that?!?!?

My original card used the Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon (far left) but then I ran out. Then, I went with some Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon and really liked that look but thought it looked a smidge more elegant. Since I struggle with man cards, I decided to make multiples for my stash and even tried out the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon. When I did a poll the Evening Evergreen was the winner by far. Which is your favorite??

If you would like to make this card using the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, check out the supplies used below! Need it all, simply click the Add All To Cart button for an easy shopping experience!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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