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Laurie Schmidlin
Montana
I am a wife, WAHM to 5 great kids, and lover of all things paper!
Interests: stamping, reading, horseback riding (when i have time)
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Welcome back to the fifth and final day of the Papertrey Ink October release countdown posts! Today we're featuring the Potbellies Die Collection, Potbellies Sentiments stamp set, and Twinkling Trees stamp and die set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available October 15th at 10 pm ET. My first project is a gift and card duo created with the new Twinkling Trees stamp and coordinating die set. When I first saw this set I really couldn't wait to create a modern/graphic looking card. The two large tree dies (from the Twinkling Trees die set) are absolutely perfect for decorating gifts!! They are small enough to fit onto a card but large enough to be a focal image on a gift. This one was so quick and easy to create. I die cut the large tree outline from white cardstock and ran it through my die machine... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink October release countdown posts! For five days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm featuring the Winter Window stamp and die set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available October 15th at 10 pm ET. Ooooh, talk about a stamp set filled to the brim with details and customizable options! The new Winter Window is a set that can be used in so many different ways! I chose to create my card with the perception of the inside looking out. For the background, I wanted achieve a wallpaper look so I stenciled on a pattern (using the Stencil Basics: Diamonds) and then added a scored piece of cardstock along the bottom. I added the sentiment on top of the card using... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the third day of the Papertrey Ink October release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm featuring the Bold Borders: Flurries die set and Warmer Together stamp and die set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available October 15th at 10 pm ET. Penguins!! Ack!! Is there anything cuter than these sweet guys? I love them! The new Warmer Together set is perfect for both holiday and winter projects! For the background, I die cut and layered the new Bold Borders: Flurries die using Pure Poppy cardstock. I die cut the Joy sentiment (also included in the Bold Borders: Flurries die set) out of Pure Poppy cardstock as well. Using the Warmer Together stamp set, I stamped and die cut two... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the second day of the Papertrey Ink October release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm featuring the Corner Adorner: October, Sentiment Staples: Season's Greetings, Warm & Fuzzy stamp sets along with the Shape Shifters: Square 3 die set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available October 15th at 10 pm ET. My first card features the new Corner Adorner: October stamp set. The sentiment is from the Sentiment Staples: Season's Greetings stamp set. The Corner Adorner stamp sets are so fun, and at only $5 they are incredibly affordable as well! I love how this month's edition is designed to be a holiday set but has some images that can be combined with other sets year round! I stamped and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink October release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm featuring the Sending Joy stamp set, Folded Pocket Tag die set, Pleasing Envelopes stamp set, and Fawn & Flora stamp set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available October 15th at 10 pm ET. Oooh, I absolutely LOVE pretty envelopes! There is just something so special about seeing a beautiful envelope in your mailbox! So you can imagine how excited I was to see the new Pleasing Envelopes stamp set! Even though there are many holiday images and sentiments, there are others that are perfect for year round crafting as well. For my card, I combined some images (the watercolor stripe and larger greenery image) from... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi friends! It's that time of year...the release of the latest Make It Market Christmas Kit from Papertrey Ink! The next Make It Market Kit, "Fairy Tale Christmas" will be released tomorrow, October 1st. Betsy's big holiday kit is one of the most highly anticipated releases for our customers each year. Each and every piece has been thoughtfully designed and selected to give you an endless amount of design options as you prepare for the holidays. As in years past, we will be offering two separate kits, one full of the essential tools (main kit) and one with fun extras (trimmings kit). The Fairy Tale Christmas Main Kit will be available for sale from October 1st at 10pm ET through December 1st 10pm ET or while supplies last at Papertrey Ink. It will not be available for sale after the December 1st deadline. While we normally are able to ship... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi there! It's Throwback Thursday over at the Papertrey blog! Today we are featuring the Mighty Oak stamp set. Leaves and trees are some of my favorite images! They are perfect for year round occasions, not just Autumn! I especially love how many different leaf patterns included in this set! I chose to create a graphic card with more modern colors. By changing up the accent color (Terracotta Tile), this would be a great combo for just about any occasion or recipient! For the white background, I die cut the Mix & Mat: Pinked Edge Die. I framed that by die cutting the Pierced Feature Frames from True Black cardstock. When creating more simple cards, I love the option of adding die cuts with details like the piercing on these. :-) For the sentiment, I stamped one of the included sentiments from the Mighty Oak set onto a die cut... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Good morning! For this week's Make It Monday, I'm sharing a technique called Faux Gilded Leaves. With just a few different embossing powder needed for supplies, this is something every stamper can make! For my card, I used the Leaf Prints stamp set for the focal image. This set contains both the bold and detail leaf images, which work perfectly for this technique! I used platinum, gold, and copper embossing powders on the leaves. For the background, I stamped the new Text & Texture: Wood Slices stamp onto Kraft cardstock using Kraft ink. The sentiment is from the Words to Live By: Gratitude stamp and die set. If you want to play along (and be entered to win a $25 Papertrey gift certificate) head on over to the Papertrey Ink blog for all the challenge details and to link up your project! Thanks for stopping by! ~Laurie Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fifth and final day of the Papertrey Ink September release countdown posts! I hope you have enjoyed all of the projects you have seen over these past several days! Today I'm sharing projects created with the Seasonal Borders: Winter and Penned Elegance: Christmas. All of the new products being showcased today will be available September 15th at 10 pm ET One of my favorite things about Betsy's Seasonal Borders series is that she not only includes the die for a long border, but also includes several smaller images such as the ones I used to create this wreath with! It makes the kit so versatile! I stamped and die cut quite a few of the holly and pine sprigs and then adhered them in a circle using the Shape Shifters: Oval 3 die cut as a guide. For some added color, I tucked in several of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink September release countdown posts! For several days leading up to the release we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm sharing projects created with the Dashing Through the Snow Collection and Glorious Globes: September set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available September 15th at 10 pm ET My first project was inspired entirely my youngest son Luke! His favorite books are the Little Blue Truck books! Trust me, we have them all! Ha! When I saw his book Little Blue Truck's Halloween (by Jill McElmurry) sitting out on his shelf I thought Betsy's new Dashing Through the Snow: Pickup Truck would be so fitting to create a treat inspired by the famous blue truck! I've always known Betsy was a genius,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the third day of the Papertrey Ink September release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm sharing projects created with the Words to Live By: Joyful stamp set and Bold Borders: Yuletide die set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available September 15th at 10 pm ET. My first card features the Bold Borders: Yuletide die set. When I first saw this die set I couldn't wait to create a chalkboard look with it! As much as I love the classic Christmas look, I also really love the more modern black/chalkboard look! To brighten the black up a bit, I added a white layer (I used the Stitch in Time Borders stamp and die set). To create the chalkboard look, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the second day of the Papertrey Ink September release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm sharing projects created with the Winter Fox, Text & Texture: Wood Slices, and Sending You Comfort stamp sets along with the new Hinged Gift Card Box: Christmas Window die set. All of the new products being showcased today will be available September 15th at 10 pm ET. Heather designs THE cutest critters! I seriously love this fox! Foxes are definitely trending right now and this cute little guy would be perfect for so many different occasions! I started by stamping the background using Betsy's new Text & Texture: Wood Slices stamp set. I wanted a lighter tone-on-tone look so I used Kraft ink on Kraft cardstock. My next project... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink September release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Holiday projects and more! Today I'm featuring the Merry Mug, Sentiment Staples: Christmas, and Sweet Stitching stamp sets along with the Say It Simply: You & Yours die. All of the new products being showcased today will be available September 15th at 10 pm ET. What could be more cozy than a warm and festive cuppa? I just love the Merry Mug set that Lizzie has designed! I also love how many little details she has included in both the stamp and die set! I started by creating a subtle background using the Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs die set. I stamped and die cut the mug using softer versions of the traditional Christmas red and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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It's here! The September Reverse Confetti release is now live in the store! To celebrate, we are having a hop and sharing a TON of new release inspiration with you! I absolutely love to make little Halloween gifties! I especially love to create gifts with cute images like these from the new Frightening Friends stamp set! I started by die cutting the Bags & Tags Creator Confetti Cuts die twice. I scored each panel at 1" along the bottom and 3/4" along the top. After adhering both pieces together, I tied the top closed. The focal images are all from the Frightening Friends stamp set and coordinating Frightening Friends Confetti Cuts. I added a piece of coordinating patterned paper (from the new Abundant Autumn 6 x 6 paper pad) to the front of each bag. The size of the bag turned out to be perfect to to hold two Halloween... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to day 3 of the September Countdown to Confetti posts! On September 8th, Reverse Confetti will release 7 new stamps sets and 9 new Confetti Cuts die sets! Also being released is a brand new 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pad, Abundant Autumn! So much goodness coming your way! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Triangle Trees, Holiday Gnomes, and Christmas Candles stamp sets. My first card features the new Triangle Trees stamp set and coordinating Triangle Trees Confetti Cuts die. This graphic and modern holiday set is absolutely perfect for creating quick but impactful cards...perfect for the busy Christmas season! For the background, I die cut one of the Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts and then added some detail with the Stitched Rays Cover Panel Confetti Cuts die. My second project features the new Bag & Tags Creator Confetti Cuts die set. Jen is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the second Countdown to Confetti post! On September 8th, Reverse Confetti will release 7 new stamps sets and 9 new Confetti Cuts die sets! Also being released is a brand new 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pad, Abundant Autumn! So much goodness coming your way! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Fall Foliage and Cotton & Thistles stamp sets. I absolutely love creating for Fall! Birthdays, thank yous, and even just because cards are even more special in the Fall! :-) The new Fall Foliage set is soooo perfect! It is jammed packed with so many different leaves along with several scripty sentiments! After embossing the leaves onto watercolor paper and adding some quick color, I die cut them out using the coordinating Fall Foliage Confetti Cuts die set. I created the background by die cutting the brand new Criss Cross Cover Plate Confetti Cuts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hey friends! Today is the first day of the September Reverse Confetti new release countdown posts! I don't have a project to share with you today but believe me, you will DEFINITELY want to visit the other design team members! This new release is crazy fabulous...seriously you have got to see what's coming on September 8th! Reverse Confetti Blog Amy Kolling Crystal Thompson Melissa Phillips Amy Sheffer Tricia Barber Kelly Lunceford Lisa Henke Amy Rohl Lea Lawson Laurie Schmidlin Heather Hoffman Amy Tsuruta Kathy Schweinfurth Audrey Tokach Jeanne Jachna Olga Moss Have a great day! ~Laurie Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a card I created for Papertrey's Transformation Tuesday challenge! If you are new to this challenge, it's where you take a card you have previously created that may not have been all that you envisioned it to be and change it up a bit! You can read more about the challenge over at the Papertrey Ink blog. When I first created this card back in May, I wasn't completely satisfied with it. I was originally hoping to create a calm or peaceful looking card but feel like the gray roses missed their mark a bit. I created the same card, just changing up a few details. I stamped the Text & Texture: Roses stamps using Raspberry Fizz and Amethyst Allure inks. I added some trims to accentuate the girly theme a bit. Then sentiment is from the You Made My Day stamp set Thanks so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi there! It's my turn to host this week's Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips! One of my favorite things to make and give as a gift is a card set! With Fall and the upcoming Holidays right around the corner, I find that I am always in need of small gifts to give! From hostess and Thanksgiving to neighbor or birthday gifts, a card set is always a good idea! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite ways to package a mini card set along with detailed instructions on how to create it. My go-to packaging for mini note card sets it this little book holder. They are so fun to create and very easy to customize. Once you make a couple of them, you will be able to adjust the size of the pockets to accommodate different card thickness, sizes, or quantity. For the outside cover, I decorated it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fifth and final day of the Papertrey Ink August release countdown posts! Tomorrow, August 15th, at 10 pm ET all of the new products will be available for puchase! Today I'm featuring the new Forest Floor: Autumn stamp set, designed by Lizzie Jones. I love any set that has leaves in it...but add in a pretty frame and I'm a complete goner! :-) This set is an absolute must have for me! If I could make Autumn cards all year long then I would be a happy camper! I just had to stamp alllll the leaves! I actually started out with the intention of just adding a few but as you can see I got a bit carried away! Ha! After tucking the leaves underneath the sentiment frame, I adhered them onto a Dark Chocolate layer die cut with the new Shape Shifters: Circle 3 die.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to day four of the Papertrey Ink August release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Autumn projects! Today I'm featuring the Say It Simply: Giving Thanks For You, Simply Gourd-eous, Sentiment Staples: Happy Thanksgiving, and Frame It Out: Many Blessings. All of the new products being showcased today will be available August 15th at 10 pm ET. My first card features the new Say It Simply: Giving Thanks For You die. I really love the tone on tone looks so I decided to give that a go here. I added three gourds (from the new Simply Gourd-eous set) along the bottom for a pop of color. For the background, I used the Stencil Basics: Dots to add even more tone on tone color. I die cut the top Scarlet Jewel layer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to day three of the Papertrey Ink August release countdown posts! Over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Autumn projects! Today I'm featuring the Words to Live By: Gratitude, Shape Shifters: Circle 3 dies, Text & Texture: Leaves, and Seasonal Borders: Autumn. All of the new products being showcased today will be available August 15th at 10 pm ET. My first card features the new Shape Shifters: Circle 3 die along with the Seasonal Borders: Autumn stamp set. For the background, I sponged on some Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, and Scarlet Jewel ink. I then used the Stencil Basics: Diamonds as well as some ink splatters to add some depth and texture. I die cut the Shape Shifters: Circle 3 die out of Autumn Rose cardstock. One of my favorite things about Betsy's Shape... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to day two of the Papertrey Ink August release countdown posts! Fall is my favorite season and over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Autumn projects! Today I'm featuring the Say It Simply: Wishing You a Lovely Birthday die. All of the new products being showcased today will be available August 15th at 10 pm ET. There is nothing better than a beautiful die sentiment! The new Say It Simply: Wishing You a Lovely Birthday die is absolutely perfect! It's bold enough to stand out against busy backgrounds but delicate enough to show off the pretty script! I die cut the sentiment twice, once from Gold Luxe and the second from white. I added some sponging to parts of the white die cut to tie in with the Dark Indigo cardstock. For the background,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Good morning! Welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink August release countdown posts! Fall is my favorite season and over the next several days we will be sharing with you so many lovely new products perfect for all of your Autumn projects! Today I'm featuring projects created with the following new products: Corner Adorner: August, Sentiment Staples: Happy Halloween, Grins & Ghouls, A Bit More: Grins & Ghouls, and Scared Silly. All of the new products being showcased today will be available August 15th at 10 pm ET. My first project features the new Corner Adorner: August and Sentiment Staples: Halloween stamp sets. The corner cobweb is such a fun new addition to the Corner Adorner series! The sentiment (from the new Sentiment Staples: Halloween stamp set is embossed on black cardstock die cut from the Delicate Details die set. To add a bit of a feminine touch,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi friends! I'm up over at the Papertrey Ink blog today, sharing my take on this week's Transformation Tuesday challenge! One of my favorite things about the Transformation Tuesday challenge is that is helped me to view my cards differently. Sometimes there are cards that don't necessarily turn out the way I had pictured and it's fun to get a chance to try again. This card wasn't like that. In fact, it was one of my favorites. But being season specific (Christmas), the design was limited. I thought the design would work great for a bright summer card as well so I took this opportunity to give it a try! I used the summer version of the Beautiful Berries set and added in some Stitching Garden flowers for even more color. I love how this turned out and seeing as there is a Beautiful Berries set for every season I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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