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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Coloring Foil Paper!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m coloring foil paper to really make this amazing Flowering Foil Designer Paper shine!!!!

Coloring Foil Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love how this card turned out! It’s so pretty and that color combination is fabulous – Highland Heather and Mint Macaron!

There are different ways to color the Flowering Foil Paper but you can also leave it as is with the white and foils! I colored with both sponge daubers and Stampin’ Blends. I prefer the Stampin’ Blends because I really like the clean look!

Sponge Daubers vs Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The piece on the right was done with all Sponge Daubers. The flower (Highland Heather) was really easy to do. The leaves (Mint Macaron) got a bit trickier as they come to a point and Sponge Daubers don’t have as precise of a point. Then when it came to doing those little buds (Calypso Coral) it got really messy. In order to make it look less messy, I filled in around the flowers with some Pool Party. It’s not horrible but not clean looking either. For the one on the left, I used Sponge Daubers for flowers and leaves and then Stampin’ Blends for the buds. I loved how that looked so then I did the 3rd one with all Stampin’ Blends and that’s the one I used on my card!

Flowering Foil Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After coloring it, I layered it onto Highland Heather and then onto the Mint Macaron card base! I used the Tags in Bloom Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set and Label Me Fancy Punch for the greeting! It’s perfect for any occasion! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends a week from today!!! Also, my Free Stamp Set of the Month for this month is Full of Happiness. You will get this set for free when you order $75 or more before tax and shipping!

To see the different ways for coloring foil paper, 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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I’m Here For You!!!

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Happy Monday!!! This card may not be practicing social distancing but always know I’m here for you!!! Now is the best time to send happy mail to friends and family to stay connected and make someone’s day!!!

I'm here for you, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Gangs All Meer is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that you can earn for Free with a $50 order. This set is just adorable with the little meerkats and lizard. I love it!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Seaside Spray and embossed it with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3″ x 3-3/4″ and stamped the meerkats up top and the greeting down low in Soft Suede Ink. Using the Soft Suede Light Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the meerkats. They are just so adorable!!!

Gangs All Meer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I layered this piece onto some Crumb Cake. Using the Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon, I added some across to separate the greeting and the focal image. This also gives a little bit of texture. Then I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Seaside Spray Faceted Dots!

Little Lizard, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the inside, I added a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Down in the corner, I stamped the little lizard in Soft Suede Ink. Using Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow, I colored him in. For the “All of Us” greeting, I actually stamped that and masked the “for”. I wanted it to read that we are all here for you….all of us!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends next Tuesday! Now is the time to stock up on your supplies so you can earn FREE stuff too. All of the products used on this We’re Here For You card are listed below! Also, our kits are awesome to get for yourself or mail to a friend for fun project to pass the time and also happy mail to send out! Click here to see all of the kits!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Let the Paper Do It!!!

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Stampin’ Up makes some amazing gorgeous designer paper. Sometimes the hardest part is cutting it up or deciding which side to use. Push past that and let the paper do all the hard work! Just add the paper and embellish!!!

Let the Paper Do It, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at this beautiful card using the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. The poppies do all of the hard work and I just added some ribbon and a greeting! It’s that simple!

I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered a piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding these layers to the card front, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it. I just did a knot but you could always tie a bow! I recommend double knotting it before creating the bow so that it’s not a secure/tight around the cardstock!

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out the coral decorative circle from the Painted Labels Dies. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set. I punched it out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch! The white is layered onto the coral with Snail Adhesive but then I added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!

Do you like using Designer Paper on every card? I feel like I always start with that and need some sort of pattern but technically stamps, ink, and paper makes a beautiful card too….like this card! Remember if you are looking for a quick and simple card, just let the paper do it! Let me know you favorite in the comments below!!!

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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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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Making a Full Bow!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fun technique to share with you!!! Today, I’m making a full bow and showing you exactly how I did it!!! Check it out!!!

Koala Cutie, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I started with a Smoky Slate card base and stamped the little confetti stamp all over the background. By stamping it in Smoky Slate Ink, it just gives that perfect subtle background. All of the images on this card are from the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set!! Next, I layered a piece of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) onto So Saffron cardstock (3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″). I added these layers to the card front a little diagonal for some fun!

Making a Full Bow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the tag, I die cut it from the coordinating Bonanza Dies and stamped the greeting on the bottom in Terracotta Tile. I also stamped the balloon in the same color and added a little string in Momento Black. Then on scrap white, I stamped the koala in Smoky Slate and Memento Black ink. Again, I used the coordinating framelits die cut him out. Then, I added him to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensional for some texture making sure his hand was near the balloon string! Then I added the tag to the card base!

To finish it off, I created a fun little full bow to add to the top of the tag and added some sequins all around. Check out the video below to see how I tied the ribbon. The ribbon and sequins are from the Sale-A-Bration brochure but they are no longer available. I still wanted to share this card for those of you who do have this beautiful ribbon. You could always use any style of ribbon/twine.

Party Surprise,  www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added some balloons and confetti in Terracotta Tile. For the balloons, I inked it up once and stamped all 3 balloons to get that variation in color. It’s the perfect coordination!

To this this all in action on making a full bow, check out the video tutorial 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!!!

To see more samples using the Birthday Bonanza Suite, click here, here, and here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Peaceful Poppy Elements!!!

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Want to get the beautiful poppy look without buying the stamp set?? Check out these Peaceful Poppy Elements and the beautiful Peaceful Poppy Designer Series Paper!!!

Painted Poppy Elements, www.LaurasStampPad.com

All I did was stamp a greeting and layer it all together. Isn’t it beautiful?!?!? It was super simple too! 🙂

I started with a Poppy Parade card base. Next, I layered a piece of Peaceful Poppy Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it and into a double knot. Then I tied the bow. This makes the ribbon nice and tight and you can take your time with creating the bow. Then I added these layers to the card base!

Friendship is a blessing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I die cut out these fabulous scallop dotted rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The greeting is from the coordinating So Sentimental Stamp Set. Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase these together! Then I added the little Peaceful Poppy Elements to the left hand side. The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture. To finish it off, I added a few Peaceful Poppy Sequins with the Fine Tip Glue Pen! Of course a little designer paper for the inside really brings it all together!

Painted Poppy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Check out all of the different looks with the Painted Poppy Elements 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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Painted Poppies!!!

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This card is so simple and yet feels so amazing. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most in our lives and this card is that. Check out this amazing painted poppies card!

Painted Poppies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was made with the Note Cards & Envelopes Pack. I simply stamped the flowers and greeting in Memento Black Ink. Next, I colored in the flowers with Stampin’ Blends. Then I finished it off with some Crushed Curry Seam Binding tied around the entire card front. It’s that easy!!!

I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set for the flowers and the greeting is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. This is even a card that you could leave off the greeting completely or wait till you need the card and then stamp one. It’s just the classic card! Check out this card which is another great classic card option!

Coloring with Stampin' Blends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love bright colors so I went with an array of Stampin’ Blends. Check out all of the colors I used in the photo as well as the supply list below. What colors would you use for this painted poppies card?? Let me know in the comments!

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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