Trio of FUN … Stamp Kits!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Our September kit is all about Halloween, but our October and November kits keep the holiday season theme going with Christmas cards and gift tags! We don’t want to give too much away, but a little elf told us that these upcoming kits have even more exclusive, coordinating products to make holiday crafting a breeze!

Besides these amazing upcoming kits having coordinating products, now is a perfect time to try them out because when you make a qualifying purchase … you can also claim Sale-a-bration rewards, but Sale-a-bration ends in less than 2 weeks.

Get your Halloween crafting on with the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s kit includes everything you need to make 18 absolutely adorable (and just the right amount of spooky) treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs! No need to let the season creep up on you; subscribe and order your kit today.

Plus, Stampin’ Up! putting the TREAT in trick-or-treat with a special GIVEAWAY on social media starting 5 September at 9:00am (MT)! Simply follow @PaperPumpkin on Instagram or the Paper Pumpkin page on Facebook, like either post, and mention three friends in the comments for your chance to win one of two personalized JBL speakers. You’ll have to be quick because the giveaway closes 8 September at 4:00pm (MT). Don’t miss out on this fang-tastic opportunity!

I thank you for joining me today, and if you are ready to check out the wonderful world of Paper Pumpkin … I have the links for you below.

Here are the links to our Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and get your Sale-a-bration rewards.

A Wonderful World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A Wonderful World … Celebrate the natural beauty found around the world with this stamp and paper bundle featuring prominent flowers from across the globe. The stamps and paper are designed to coordinate perfectly for handmade cards as beautiful as Mother Nature herself.

The Wonderful World Bundle includes the Wonderful World Stamp Set and the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. Let me show what a beautiful combination these two are together…

I’m teaming it up with the Corner Flip Fold … an easy Fun Fold that gives your card extra dimension and an additional pop of color by exposing the designer paper we are using on the inside…. Instead of trying to write down all of the instructions, I have created a video from my LIVE presentation during my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration.

I hope that the video explains how to create the fun folds and shows how beautiful this bundle really is. I love the “Distinktive” stamps and how realistic they are…. those sponge daubers add color so nicely to the stamps as well.

Thank you for stopping over today and checking out my blog,

Here is a list of the products I used for my two cards shown in the video ….

Warmth of the Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I couldn’t resist … I had to share one more card (for now) using the Rustic Harvest Designer paper and bring you the Warmth of the Fall Season. I know you know how to use the “colored” paper so I have another way to highlight the black & white. Let’s take a look at this gorgeous paper …

See, I bet you have ideas spinning around in your head with what you would like to do with all the beautiful colored patterns, but I want to share how to have fun with the black and white.

Yesterday’s card highlighted the “Blending Brushes” and transforming the black and white to a soft fall background. Wait till you see today’s card!! Grab your fall colored ink pads (I’m using Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry) … then grab your sponge daubers. Don’t have any? I put the link below be cause you are going to want these handle little coloring tools in your stamp collection!

Is this not a WOW card!?! It really takes you right to those beautiful sunny fall days … Call me crazy but I love to look up into the trees when the sun is shining through those beautiful colors, it’s magical. I can almost smell it now. Sorry … drifted off into my happy place for a minute there! lol The paper has the perfect detail of the leaves and some spattering to age them a bit … all I had to do was sponge (dauber) the colors onto it.

The beautiful sentiment comes from the Very Best Occasions Bundle (pg. 68 in your Jul-Dec Mini Catalog). There are so many heart-felt sentiments in this stamp set and a couple of cute fun ones as well … and as for the bundle, well that is the Very Best Trio Punch.

Get three punches in one with the Very Best Trio Punch! These punches are designed to create perfect corner cutouts and openings you can thread ribbon through. Choose from a straight edge or a detailed corner to add an extra touch to labels, tags, and sentiments. You can punch the detailed corner design two ways: by just rotating the paper clockwise or punch the top and bottom corners so that they mirror each other. This punch is a triple threat that you can use with any stamp set or dies. So let’s get crafting!

Today’s card may look detailed but it is so simple to create with the right tools. I have linked all of the products I used on today’s card for your convenience.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me. It’s a beautiful day here in Wisconsin, I hope you are enjoying your day as well.

Here is today’s supply list ….

Endlessly Grateful Rustic Harvest

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Are you ready for some more Rustic Harvest Designer paper? I had so much fun playing with this paper this weekend. It gets me thinking of my favorite season – Autumn. I pictures those warm days (not hot) and cool nights with a campfire and some smore’s … let’s not forget everything Pumpkin Spice! lol

Speaking of pumpkin, I pulled out the Pumpkin Pie for this card, along with Cajun Craze and my Blending Brushes to color this once black and white designer paper. Once you’ve colored your paper, you can layer it over your Basic White mat. Then secure it to your card front.

That pretty little pumpkin was fussy cut from the same Rustic Harvest paper … just another pattern. It’s elegance in white is why I chose a white mat for may card, I just think it ties everything together nicely.

The “Endless Grateful” sentiment comes from the Very Best Occasions stamp set in the Mini Catalog, and was die cut using the Scallop Contours Dies.

The pumpkin and the greeting are both popped up using dimensionals. I love the simplicity of and beauty of this card … the blending brushes apply to color so smooth and easily and really turn this black and white paper into an autumn wonderland.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today.

Enjoy ~

Lovely Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from my Summer Sale-a-bration Party and will have lots to show you over the next few days! Today I’m starting out with the beautiful Rustic Harvest Designer Paper …

The majority of this card is designer paper, the beautiful pattern makes cardmaking a breeze. Even the butterfly is designer paper!! I matted the designer paper with Crushed Curry and then mounted it onto the Basic Black card base.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set … it’s kind of my “go to” stamp set with it’s versatile greetings. I trimmed off two of the corners with the New Trio punch. To finish off my card I added some of the Iridescent Rhinestones.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have yourself a good day ~

Here are the items I used to make this card ….

The Party Has Started …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This weekend I am hosting my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration Party!! Woot Woot! Come on over … There will be Product Showcases, Games, Prizes, Specials and Live Demonstrations. I hosting this in a special Facebook Group as it allows me to do more for you. This is what the page header looks like …

Here is the link if you didn’t find your Facebook Invite … CLICK HERE the link and then request to join us. Everyone is welcome, including fellow demonstrators (I do however ask that you identify yourself as prizes are reserved for my customers and downline members) If it helps you learn how you can host a party, feel free to join in. 🙂

My Welcome Video …

We’re going to take a good look at the New Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog … I’ll be featuring Fun Folds and Techniques during my LIVE Demonstrations.

I hope you join us … I kicked off the party on Friday the 12 but the LIVES start TODAY!!

Have an amazing weekend and I hope you’ll be joining me in my Facebook PARTY group!

Free Tutorial Friday: Stylish Sketches

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Woot Woot … the weekend is almost here!! That means it’s Free Tutorial Friday and I am sharing a beautiful card with the Stylish Sketches stamp set. This card features the fox from this set and would be perfect for any occasion …

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
  • Cardstock #2: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Cardstock #3: 4-3/4 x 3-1/2

Instructions:

  • Stamp the fox at the bottom of the Very Vanilla.
  • Color the fox using Watercolor Pencils.  I used Cajun Craze and Early Espresso for the fox and Garden Green, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green for the grass.  I used my pencils dry and did not add any water.
  • Mix a little bit of Cajun Craze ink with some water and splatter the background of Vanilla cardstock.  I used the two different sizes of Water Painters to achieve the different size dots.  Repeat with a little bit of Early Espresso ink, I watered this down quite a lot to achieve the lighter effect.
  • Once dry, stamp the sentiment in Staz-on ink.
  • Stamp the stitching around the edges in Staz-on ink or use a Basic Black Stampin’ Marker and draw the stitches by hand.
  • Secure the layers with your favorite adhesive.
  • Add a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete the card.

Thank you so much for the visit … and I hope you enjoyed the card is much as I did. This was created from one of my Stampin’ Sisters in the Tutorial group that I am in.

Have a great weekend, and I hope you stop over and join in on my party.

Here is a list of ingredients used in today’s card …

Quick, Easy, & Fun Card Kits …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

Let’s learn a little bit more about the kits and what’s inside your kits…. Every collection kit is different but includes similar types of products.

In this video, Join Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass to find out about the product types, see how to use them, and learn some crafty terminology!

Here is a cute kit I have not seen yet so I checked out the video and thought I’d share it with you! It’s so cute and “beachy”!!

This is just one of the many kits available, just head over to my website to see them all … http://www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.

Have a fabulous day ~

Here are some of the card kits available …

Reveal the Fun with the Torn Window Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share today’s cards and technique with you … I have been playing around with the “Torn Window” technique and really had fun creating different looks. In the video I demonstrate how to do the “tear” on both the designer paper and cardstock. Take a look at the video … It is a replay of last nights LIVE and can be found on YouTube as well.

This is just the tip of the iceberg … there are so many different variations that you can create using the technique. The video shares the basic “how to” and I can’t wait to share more with you this weekend … I hope you plan on joining me for the Summer Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog Celebration Party!! Now let’s take a closer look at the cards …

Card Base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″. The designer paper or mat will measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ … the white cardstock that you will tear will measure 1/8″ less than the mat; 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. The designer paper you tuck inside can be measured based on your opening.

Just a reminder to join me for my party this weekend to see more samples using this technique, plus LIVE demonstrations on some of the amazing products found in these catalogs… games, much FUN and prizes. CLICK HERE

I hope you enjoyed seeing this fun and easy technique, I love the fun that unfolds with this card… either a beautiful sentiment of a beautiful scene!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day ~

You’re Invited …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This weekend I will be hosting my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration Party!! Woot Woot! I’m inviting you to join in on the fun … There will be Product Showcases, Games, Prizes, Specials and Live Demonstrations. I hosting this in a special Facebook Group as it allows me to do more for you. This is what the page header looks like …

Here is the link if you didn’t find your Facebook Invite … CLICK HERE the link and then request to join us. Everyone is welcome, including fellow demonstrators (I do however ask that you identify yourself and prizes are reserved for my customers and downline members) If it helps you learn how you can host a party, feel free to join in. 🙂

My Welcome Video …

We’re going to take a good look at the New Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog … I’ll be featuring Fun Folds and Techniques during my LIVE Demonstrations.

I hope you join us … I will begin posting on Tuesday, August 9th with a lot of information, products and games and we’ll kick off the party on Friday the 12!!

Have an amazing week and I hope you’ll be hanging out with me in my Facebook PARTY group!

Opps! Halloween?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you’re staying cool, because we have a heat wave out there! With that thought the images of the Wicked Witch of the West comes to mind … “I’m melting”! lol And if we are thinking about witches, well … Halloween! And I have a cute card to share with you today, along with the instructions!! Ya hooo 🙂

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Basic White 4.25″ x 11″ folded to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Layer #2: Fluid 100 Watercolor paper 3” x 4”

Instructions:

  • Cut and score card base. Fold in half using a bone folder.
  • Stamp the star image from Bewitching in the bottom right and top left corners of the card base. Stamp three times to create a cluster of stars.
  • Cut a piece of Fluid 100 cardstock to 3”x5”. Create a watercolor wash and drop in Orchid Oasis color around the outside edges of the wash using a water brush. Set aside and let dry.  Once dry trim down to 2”x3”.
  • Stamp ‘OOPS’ from Amazing Phrasing in Tuxedo black ink onto the Orchis Oasis watercolor fluid paper. Center and stamp on the top portion.
  • Stamp ‘I’m the worst’ from Amazing Phrasing in Tuxedo black ink onto the Orchis Oasis watercolor fluid paper under the OOPS sentiment.
  • Stamp ‘spider image’ from Bewitching stamp set in Tuxedo black ink onto the Orchis Oasis watercolor fluid paper hanging from the M.
  • Mount to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals in top right corner of card approximately ¾” from top and side.
  • Stamp the witch hat from Bewitching stamp in Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock. Punch out using coordinating witch hat punch. Center and mount to watercolor piece on card front. See card photo for placement suggestion.
  • Using the witch hat punch out six stars from Crushed Curry cardstock. Adhere to card front around stamped stars. See card photo for placement suggestion.
  • Add dots of white Pearlized Enamel Effects to the negative spaces around the stamped stars.

I didn’t think you would mind if I shared another “watercolor” background. This is such an cute and simple card with a touch of humor!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hooray Birthday Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card that is easy to recreate so we’ll celebrate the Hooray Birthday Card! Let’s begin with the main attraction, the Alphabest Bundle found on page 115 of your annual catalog.

Our base is Pool Party … and a Basic White cardstock front embossed with the Hives 3-D embossing folder. Use up your scraps for the greeting … We’re heat embossing the alphabet onto the scrap cardstock and then punch!!

To create the illusion of stringing up your greeting … simply glue your Bakers twine to the front of the card and attach your greeting (after punched) with either Glue Dots or Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Our pretty “Sparkle & Shine” Sequins Assortment finish off the card perfectly. How cute is that Hooray Birthday Card!? This little cutie could be sent to anyone on your birthday list.

Thank you for joining me today. Hope your day is a good one.

I have the list of ingredients for the Hooray Birthday Card for you …

Let’s Get that Cozy & Bright Feeling …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to share with you the “newest” kit in our Kits Collection, the Cozy & Bright Kit. Celebrate the season with a card kit that has everything you need to wish those you love a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

This kit is a quick way to make 12 festive cards to celebrate the holiday season. Your Christmas cardmaking has never been easier.

Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you–get your all-inclusive kit and make quick and beautiful cards everyone will love! Here is everything you will need to make your cards, including the Step by Step instructions.

Kit Includes:

  • Cozy & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Poppy Parade
  • Predesigned projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting). Including printed die-cut sheets: sticker adhesive sheets & non-adhesive sheets
  • Makes 12 cards of 1 design
  • Gold foil accents
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • 12 preprinted envelopes
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects
  • Linen thread
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
  • Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie

I not only love the design of these cards (I can almost smell them – YUM) but I love that once the cards are sent, you still have a beautiful set of Christmas sentiments to keep and use over and over again. Here is the stamp set included in this kit ….

Our kits are perfect for beginners, but as a busy working girl … I love the ease and peace of mind that you get when you can create and send beautiful cards to your friends and family, without having to design your own (that’s OK too!)

Life sometimes has a way of sneaking into your plans … lol, and the kits allow you a little help when needed. I keep several on hand … birthday, thank you and all occasions. There are many kits to choose from.

Take a look, this card even has a touch of “bling” with gold splatter on the background. I just fell in love with this kit. In fact, I even thought of putting some Orange & Cinnamon oils on my card so you could smell those warm holiday scents! What do you think? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Have a warm and wonderful day ~

Here is the link for today’s kit and a few of my favorites …

Mash up: Notes of Cheer Card Kit & Charming Sentiments

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share the replay of my Tuesday Night Facebook LIVE … it’s a mash up of the Notes of Cheer Card Kit and the Charming Sentiments Bundle.

You are going to love the great tips included in this video, but you are going to flip over how quick and easy it is to create the prettiest cards in just minutes. This is the main reason I have a few card kits sitting in my stamping room … when I need a card “NOW” … I grab one from one of the kits. Don’t get me wrong, I love sitting in my stamp room creating, but sometimes you just need a card!

In the video you saw me “change up” the card just a bit, enough to introduce you the the amazing Charming Sentiments bundle. I love a good sentiment set and this one is filled with goodies! And to top it off … it has a coordinating die set.

In the video I also shared a few other ways you could change up the card, but it’s so nice to be able to just head off to the craft room and whip out a card. There are many different card kits. Here is a link to look at those: https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/other-products/kits-collection?demoid=26646

So happy you stopped by today, thank you!! Have yourself a great day.

Here are the links to the products used today …

Woo Hoo … Congratulations Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are YOU today? I’m excited … let’s call this terrific Tuesday, because I have the cutest Congratulations card to share with you, best of all … it can be used for any one of any age!! This card was made by one of my talented design team members and I can’t wait to share it with you, so here it is!

OK … isn’t this just the cutest?! So bright and colorful – this card will put a smile on anyone’s face.

Let’s begin … you can use this as a little treat card for someone who just graduated potty training, or how about graduating kindergarten, or middle school, or college. How about a promotion at work, or you just got the job you were dreaming of … see where I’m going with this? You can use this simply amazing card for so many different occasions.

She used the Amazing Phrases stamp set from the Sale-a-bration Catalog along with the thick Basic White and Pacific Point cardstocks. The inks used to stamp the sentiments are Mango Melody, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Gorgeous Grape and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

She used the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend on the Crinkled White Ribbon to dye it. The sentiment is die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies and then backed with some Vellum cardstock … makes that pop nicely, don’t you think? I just love this card! It’s so bright and fun.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope it’s a good one.

Here is a list of ingredients used in the creation of this card …