Creating An Easel Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you all today!!! Woot Woot! I’m creating an easel card today that is perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary. You could always change up the colors and sentiment for any occasion though!

Creating An Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I got the idea for this card from the fabulous stamper, Kim Peck at a recent virtual Stamping Event! I decided to change up the colors and the designer paper for a new look!

Pop Up Easel Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super simple to create! It uses very minimal supplies actually! Any time you have leftover scraps of designer series paper, this is the perfect card to make. Add a little stamping and some embellishments to hold the easel up and you are golden! The best part is that it still folds up nice and perfectly for a regular sized envelope! Woot Woot!

Love & Laughter Forever After, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To see this Easel Card in action, check out 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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Forever Greenery!!!

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It’s Technique Tuesday!!! The Forever Greenery Suite contains the Greenery Embossing Folders which are super popular and why they are currently on backorder. Don’t worry they will be back in stock the first week of August!!! Check out this fun card!

Forever Greenery Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The embossing folder makes this card have amazing texture and a cool greenery pattern. All I did was layer it all together for a fun look!

I started with a Just Jade card base. Next, I took a piece of Just Jade measuring 3″ x 5-1/2″ and embossed it with the Greenery Embossing Folder. Before adding this to the card front, be sure to add your greeting. I simply took a 3/4″ Whisper White scrap piece and stamped my greeting and placed it diagonal on the embossed piece. Snip the ends to make it fit and you are golden. This way you don’t have to worry about getting the angle correct or snipping off your stamped image.

Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added adhesive along the back of the embossed Just Jade along the long side. Then I added some In Color Designer Series Paper strips to each side. This strip can peak out a lot or just a little. Then I added this layer to the card front and finished it off with some Gilded Gems for texture and bling!

To see this Forever Greenery card in action, check out 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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Creating a 2 Tone Flower!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! I’m excited to share a Technique Tuesday with you!!!! It’s been way to long for sure! 🙂 Today, we are creating a 2 Tone Flower with Sponge Daubers and it’s oh so fabulous! You all know how much I love flowers!!! 🙂

Creating a 2 Tone Flower, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These flowers are just stunning and I am loving the color combination of Seaside Spray and Highland Heather so much! They are soft but yet still POP! For the centers of the flowers, I used Crushed Curry Ink and the leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz! One of the other bonuses to this card is the fact that it is all ONE stamp set – Blossoms in Bloom! When you can get a greeting and a fabulous image out of 1 set, it’s a killer deal in my opinion.

Wink of Stella Shine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the card, I added Wink of Stella to the flowers for that amazing shine! Check out the video below to see what happens when you request even more glittery shine! 🙂 LOL It’s all good!

Stamping Flowers Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You will notice in the video tutorial I used Highland Heather behind the greeting rather than Seaside Spray as pictured above. Let me know in the comments which one you prefer!!

To see how to create a 2 Tone Flower in action, check out 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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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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Meerkat Silhouette Sunset Card!!!

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The cuteness factor: HIGH! The amazing view factor: HIGH! Fun technique factor: HIGH! This Meerkat Silhouette Sunset card is just adorable and I’m going to share with you how to make it!!!

Meerkat Silhouette Sunset Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Mango Melody card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the lizard in the corner and added it to the card front. I just had to add him to the card because he’s adorable!

Sunset, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the meerkats on there in Memento Black Ink. Then using the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored them all in. Then I placed a 1-1/2″ scrap circle over the center of the card. It should cover up some of the meerkats. Starting with Mango Melody, I sponged the color around the circle making sure it didn’t move. Next, I took a Daffodil Delight Sponge Dauber and colored the rest of the way out, making sure to blend the colors together. Be sure to go over the meerkats so the color gets everywhere. Now you have that fabulous sunset and silhouette look.

In order to make the meerkats not look like they were floating, I took a scrap piece of Basic Black and ripped it along the top. Then I placed this under the meerkats and trimmed off the excess. This layer was added to a Basic Black piece of cardstock before adding it to the card front. This makes the image pop more!!

Happy Birthday To A Stand-Up Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it in Mango Melody Ink. All of these images are from the Sale-A-Bration Gangs All Meer Stamp Set. Woot Woot for free stamps! Using the Label Me Lovely Punch, I layered these images today. I just trimmed off pieces of the punched image to get a different look. Check out this video on that! I’m still debating on where I want to add a few rhinestones either above the lizard or on either sides of the greeting. The yellow/orange ones in the Holiday Basics Rhinestone Pack would work perfectly!

To see the Meerkat Silhouette Sunset all in action, check out the 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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Birthday Surprise!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! This is just the cutest birthday surprise ever! I am just loving the Birthday Bonanza Suite! It is so much fun and sooooo cute!!!

Birthday Surprise, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is super cute and actually super easy to make! Let’s get started!

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base and then I cut 2 inches off the front panel. You could also cut the cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 9″ and score it at 5-1/2″. This would result in the same look. It just depends on which way you want to go. Next, I layered Crushed Curry and Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper on that front flap!

For the greeting, I used the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set and the Label Me Lovely Punch! After stamping the greeting in Memento Ink, I punched it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Then I punched another one out in Coastal Cabana and cut it in half. Add a dab of adhesive to the back top side of the greeting and then press it onto a piece of the Coastal Cabana label allowing a nice layer of that color to show on the top. Then do the same to the bottom half. When adding this piece to the card front, just be sure to only add adhesive to the top portion of the greeting so it sticks to the top flap but doesn’t seal your card shut. Check out the video tutorial below to see this all in action!

Birthday presents, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. The greeting and presents are from the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. Thank goodness for photopolymer stamps so you can line up those images! 🙂

Check out more samples using these items here, here, and here! To make this birthday surprise card, just get the supplies listed below!

To this this all in action, 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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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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Thoughtful Blooms!!!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! We are going to make this beautiful thoughtful blooms card using Sale-A-Bration products! The Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set ($50 level) and coordinating punch ($100 level) as well as the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration Coordination.

Thoughtful Blooms, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m loving these spring pastels! They are the perfect pop of color I need during these cloudy cold winter months! 🙂 The texture and dimension on this card really brings it to life too! It’s so fabulous!

I used the Stamparatus for the lines on either side which I also did on the inside to match! The Stamparatus took all the guess work and hoping and praying out of it for me. I knew that each one would be lined up perfectly!

Spring Pastels, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper coordinates with these products too. It just makes everything more versatile!

Check out the supply list below to recreate this amazing card. I would love to stamp with you…..in person or virtually!

Join in and stamp with me while watching this video below or click here! Let’s make this thoughtful blooms card together! 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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Kiss the Ink Pad!!!

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Today’s Technique Tuesday is all about inking up a stamp! This has come up a lot lately in my classes and I thought of a fabulous way to explain it so here it goes! Kiss the Ink Pad….don’t give it CPR!

Kiss the ink pad, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You will notice in the ink pad above that there are lighter spots all over. This happens when you press too hard with the stamp into the ink pad. Pressing harder does not give you more ink. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. It presses all the ink to the side and leaves you with very little ink on the stamp. So next time you are stamping, remember to lightly kiss the ink pad for nice full coverage ink color! No need to press on it like you are doing CPR!

Check out the full tutorial to just kiss the ink pad 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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Golden Honey One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s Technique Tuesday is the Golden Honey One Sheet Wonder!!! I know how much you all love One Sheet Wonders so I hope you enjoy this one too!!!

All 9 of these cards were created with 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ Golden Honey Designer Series Paper!!! I used both sides of the paper so no struggle for which side to use!

The first cut was at 4″ creating a 4″ x 12″ strip which I then cut into 4″ x 4″ squares! This is the first 3 cards! I used the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set for all of the greetings!

Next, I cut a 2″ strip off. This creates a 2″ x 12″ piece that I then cut into 2″ x 4″ pieces. That first card was created by cutting the 2″ x 4″ into 2″ squares. I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the designer paper for even more variability. Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight were the colors I used on all of these cards!

Then, I cut a 5-1/4″ piece off which created a 5-1/4″ x 12″ piece. I cut this one into 4″ x 5-1/4″ and used it as backgrounds for my cards. Again, I colored in the flowers with Stampin’ Blends for some added flare!

The leftover strip is 3/4″ x 12″ and I cut it into 2 pieces to decorate the inside of the 2 cards! One strip is 4″ x 3/4″ and the other is 5-1/4″ x 3/4″. Perfect way to use up every bit of the paper!

Check out the full Golden Honey One Sheet Wonder tutorial 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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