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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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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Layering Label Me Lovely!!!

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Try saying that 5 times fast!!! Layering Label Me Lovely. LOL I just love punches and the new Label Me Lovely Punch is my new favorite!!!! Check out today’s Laura’s Quick Tips!

Layering Label Me Lovely, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Adding a greeting on a punched piece really can help make it POP. Also, if you mess up the greeting, you can just punch it again and not mess up your project! Double Bonus!!!

If you have stamp the greeting or focal point onto Whisper White and the card base is all Whisper White, it doesn’t POP! This is why layering is needed. With just this 1 punch, you can do both! Simply cut the label in half and add some to the top and bottom (or sides). With the Label Me Lovely Punch, you can also trim off some of the “bumps” for a completely different look!

Check out all of the different looks with the layering Label Me Lovely Punch 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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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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Pleased As Punch!!!

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Today, I wanted to share with you this fabulous Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper that got released with Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products!!!

Pleased As Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This paper just screams SPRING and I love it!!!! The other awesome thing about this paper is all of the punches that coordinate with it. Hints the name….pleased as punch! 🙂 The Heart Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, Tulip Punch, and Bloom Punch all can be used with this paper. I love how quick and simple it is to punch and go with a project and these images are all pretty and perfect!!! This paper is while supplies last or until the end of March so don’t wait long!

Don’t forget the other items in the Sale-A-Bration Coordination release are also while supplies last. These include die cuts for the Happy Birthday To You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set and the Hostess Lady Bug Stamp Set. There are also dies for the stamp sets in the 2020 Mini Catalog – Positive Thoughts and Special Someone. I will have links for all of these down below so you can get them before they are gone!

Check out the full reveal of the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper 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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Stamping Tips for Bonanza Buddies!!!

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No one likes to get frustrated while stamping so today I’m sharing some stamping tips for Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. Stamping should be all about fun and even therapy. Heck, stamping is therapeutic for me for sure! Let me know in the comments below if you enjoy stamping therapy!

Stamping Tips for Bonanza Buddies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have been loving the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set and playing with it a lot. Stay tuned because I will be sharing them on here! As I have been playing, I have come across a few tips that I would like to share!

The Stampin’ Pierce Mat has been my best friend recently. This mat makes stamping solid images or large images and getting a crisp nice stamped look. It may frustrate you or you may not even notice. When stamping an image and the color isn’t nice and solid but rather has white splotches on it….that’s when you need this handy dandy tool! For just $5, it’s amazing!!!

Another big tip is that while normally I stamp and then die cut, sometimes that’s not always the way to go. When I stamped the balloons in this set and then die cut them, it moved and my balloon was off. I die cut a white scrap and stamped it and NAILED IT! Now that doesn’t happen every time but I was impressed with myself. Also, remember that every piece of paper has 2 sides so you get a second chance! 🙂 Thank you paper! Another way to keep your die from moving on your cardstock while cranking it through is to use a post-it not to hold it in place!

Check out all of the stamping tips for the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set 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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Up & Down Z Fold Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! Today’s Technique Tuesday is this fun Up & Down Z Fold Card. I have shown horizontal Z folds before like this one! Check out this fun one!

Up & Down Z Fold Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You may think this is the cutest card ever by this first picture but check it out when you open it up!

Double Z Fold Birthday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love all the bright colors and the adorable animals! It’s the perfect kid’s card…..or the kid at heart because I would LOVE to get this card! Don’t worry about not having a place to write your greeting because I have you covered on that as well!

Confetti Card Insert, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added a piece of Whisper White onto the back of the card and stamped some confetti in the corners. It is inked up once and stamped all three times for that ombre look! I also have to give a major shout out to Margo Richardson for this card idea! I just loved it so much and had to recreate it!

Lion, Koala, & Toucan, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Check out the full tutorial of this up and down z fold card 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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Straight Shooting Arrows!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have another technique to share with you!!! This Straight Shooting Arrows card is perfect for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary!

Straight Shooting Arrows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The soft Flirty Flamingo and White in this card make it super sweet! I love it. The pretty hearts and arrows would even make it a fun baby card too!!!

Thanks to the Stamparatus this card is a breeze to create those perfectly spaced shooting arrows. That takes all of the stress out of the card which is awesome!

Happy Valentine's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using the Take Your Pick Tool to work with the Faceted Gems makes this super easy too!!! I love having crafting tools to make creating fun and simple! Check out the supply list below to get these fabulous items in your craft room! Don’t forget that it is Sale-A-Bration time. Every $50 in product, earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Who doesn’t love free stuff?!?!?!

Check out the full tutorial of this straight shooting arrows card 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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New Year’s Resolution??

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Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Are you still going strong? I usually have one but not really this year. Sure I have goals for the year and lists of lists but that’s normal for every day/week/month/year for me. One of the things I like to do every January though is re-ink all of the ink pads!

New Year's Resolution, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Probably because I’m an OCD freak and like to do everything together or it will mess up the universe…told you I’m crazy! I like to re-ink all of my ink pads at the same time so I know they are all fresh and ready to go as of X date (aka January). Sure some of them might not need a lot or any ink but checking and inking helps keep the pads fresh and ready to go. I do re-ink pads other times throughout the year after using them a lot or to fix a color stain or something.

So gather all of your ink pads and ink refills and let’s reink all of them together now! If you don’t have the ink refills, click here to get them!

Sale-A-Bration is going on right now. That means for every $50 you spend (increments of $50) you will earn a FREE item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Now is a great time to stock up on ink refills, cardstock, envelopes, adhesive, and of course all those items on your wish list. If you order is over $150, you will earn Free stuff as a Hostess. Reach $300 and you will also get the exclusive Ladybug Stamp Set for FREE on top of everything else! How amazing is that?!?!?! Start shopping now!

But wait….there is more! As a customer of mine, there are special perks! For every $40 you spend, you will be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers. After 10 stickers, you get a $40 gift certificate from me! Hello Shopping Spree! You will also get the Free Stamp Set of the Month when you order $75 or more in a month! Woot Woot! It’s great to be a stamper with me!

Check out the video below or click here to see tips for re-inking your ink pads! Check off that New Year’s Resolution to keep on task and organized! 🙂 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