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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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! 🙂 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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