The Light of the World Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving and had time to spend with loved ones. I enjoyed my time with family as well.

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that I created using the Peace to You stamp set. It is a simple yet stunning card done in Blackberry Bliss and the new Pearlescent Specialty Paper and a touch of Gold.

The cardbase is in Blackberry Bliss … a regular A2 size (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″) and then you’ll need a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece, embossed with the Wintry 3-D embossing Folder. It adds the perfect touch of texture to your card and looks beautiful with the pines on Peace to You stamp set.

Between the two layers of Blackberry Bliss, you will use a piece of Gold Foil paper cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ which will tie together with the beautiful gold embossed church.

You will be embossing the Church image onto a piece of 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ of the Pearlescent Specialty paper … such a stunning combination! I did the same with the greeting and then die cut them out with the Layering Circle dies. As I said, simple yet stunning card that is sure to impress your recipient.

I want to Thank You for taking time out and stopping by today.

Here is the list of supplies that I used to create today’s card ….

Join me tomorrow for more details about my Small Business Saturday Celebration ….

Happy Thanksgiving …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This is the time of year for sharing what you’re thankful for. And at Linda’s Stampin’ Escape, you are at the top of my list! I am incredibly grateful for the continued support of you my friends and customers. I wouldn’t be here without you.

As you consider your blessings this Thanksgiving I hope your day is filled with love, joy and gratitude!

Enjoy this special day and celebrate with friends and family ❤ Happy Thanksgiving!

From Gift Tags to Cool Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a video of the November 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit; From the North Pole. Today I’ll share a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE and you’ll see how these cute tags are magically transformed into easy, cool cards!

I’ll share not only the replay but photos of these alternative projects so you an get a better view so join me for a quick view of the video …

How cute and how simple, right! Let’s start with the “Candy Cane” tag ….

And now for the card…

You can create this super simple alternative card with a Mint Macaron card base and the magic of a quarter sheet of the Snowflake Specialty paper.

Here is a look at the “Santa” tag ….

To create this card you simply stamp the background as shown in the video …

and with a few additional colors added, Cherry Cobbler mat and the Crumb Cake card base, you end up with a fun card.

Let’s take a look at our last tag, the “Express Delivery ….

Another easy alternative to the tag is the next card ….

I used the Brick Embossing Folder on the 3 – 4″ x 1-1/2″ strips layered onto a Basic White Base. Don’t you love using the “scrap” little dots from the tag for an embellishment!?

You may have noticed that I stuck pretty close to what was in the kit except for the cardstock. I did have a little more fun with my fourth card….

I used a Basic White cardbase and one of the cards from the Santa Expess Memories and More Card kit for my background. The white circle and the sparkly tag are from the kit and then I added the snowflake from the Wonderful Snowflakes embellishments. Speaking of embellishments …. I also added a few Iridescent Rhinestone for even more bling!

I hope you enjoyed all the alternative projects created here for you today.

Thanks for joining me. Have a great day ~

From the North Pole …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This year, trim your packages in style with glitzy Christmas gift tags with a little help from Paper Pumpkin! Our From the North Pole Kit includes everything you need to make 12 festive tags—4 each of 3 designs.

Get creative with classic Christmas colors and designs that will be the perfect accent on your heartfelt gift packaging.

Kit includes:

* From the North Pole Photopolymer Stamp Set

* Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot

* 12 printed tags: 4 each of 3 designs

* Precut paper pieces

* Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper die-cut pieces

* Mint Macaron twine

* Adhesive

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

Don’t forget to shop the coordinating North Pole Sacks add-on to create extra-special gift and treat packaging. Add-ons are only available while supplies last so make sure to get yours today.

Join me tonight on my Facebook LIVE as I share even more with this magical kit ….

Simply Sunday: Retreat Card Parade!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I thought it would be fun to share more cards from our Retreat Attendee Card Swap! My guests are so talented and I love seeing all the different styles.

Enjoy ….

Love this card …. It was made by Carol who used the Cottage Wreath Bundle. This is also a fun fold card … The white piece opens to the right and exposed the greeting.

This stunning card was created by Meg … She used the “Timming the Tree” set from the Annual Catalog. Don’t you just love the multiple colors of green she layered on her tree?

If you are a fan of the more whimsical Christmas Cards, then Lynne’s is right up your ally. This is the “North Pole Mischief” Stamp set found on page 37 of the Mini Catalog.

I saved this last card because it brings me memories of my grandparents ….

Although grandpa and grandma did not have a sleigh, memories of being on the farm with my grandparents was priceless. A winter wonderland is how I always pictured Christmas with them. Someday … I’m going on a sleigh ride!!

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the Swap Cards as much as we all did!

Have a great day ~

Here are the stamps sets and bundles used on today’s cards ….

Today’s the Last Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For the past few days I have been sharing card samples that highlight some of the amazing products that are on our Seasonal Sale, so today I’ll be sharing a quick view of the all the items along with the sales prices …

Today is the Last Day so check those lists and get those stockings filled ❤

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $20.00

Price: $25.00

Sale: $26.40

Price: $33.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $29.60

Price: $37.00

Sale: $20.00

Price: $25.00

Sale: $23.20

Price: $29.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $24.80

Price: $31.00

Sale: $12.60

Price: $14.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $23.20

Price: $29.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $29.60

Price: $37.00

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

Sale: $22.40

Price: $28.00

Sale: $24.80

Price: $31.00

Sale: $18.40

Price: $23.00

Sale: $33.60

Price: $42.00

Sale: $29.60

Price: $37.00

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $28.80

Price: $36.00

Sale: $26.40

Price: $33.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $29.60

Price: $37.00

Sale: $26.40

Price: $33.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $19.20

Price: $24.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $21.60

Price: $27.00

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

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Price: $35.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $26.40

Price: $33.00

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Price: $28.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $24.80

Price: $31.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $31.20

Price: $39.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

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Price: $19.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

Sale: $23.20

Price: $29.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $30.40

Price: $38.00

Sale: $22.40

Price: $28.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $30.40

Price: $38.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $30.40

Price: $38.00

Sale: $36.00

Price: $45.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $23.20

Price: $29.00

Sale: $21.60

Price: $24.00

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Price: $21.00

Sale: $31.20

Price: $39.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $30.40

Price: $38.00

Sale: $17.60

Price: $22.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

Sale: $23.20

Price: $29.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $35.20

Price: $44.00

Sale: $23.20

Price: $29.00

Sale: $25.60

Price: $32.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $27.20

Price: $34.00

Sale: $31.20

Price: $39.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $21.60

Price: $24.00

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Price: $18.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

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Price: $30.00

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Price: $22.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $26.40

Price: $33.00

Sale: $28.80

Price: $36.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

Sale: $17.10

Price: $19.00

Sale: $29.60

Price: $37.00

Sale: $28.80

Price: $36.00

Sale: $34.20

Price: $38.00

Sale: $28.00

Price: $35.00

Sale: $15.30

Price: $17.00

Getting Punchy ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share some of my favorite punches and the card samples created from them. Let’s get started right away with the Heart Punch Pack …

There are two hearts in this pack … your initial heart and then a scallop punch to mat or create some extra drama! Let’s take a look at another one, and another trio of hearts. I must like this layout … lol.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL POST

One more “Heart” …. Ok two more!! I embossed the background and then punched out the heart. The negative was turned into a Shaker Card and the other was matted with the scallop heart.

Now for one of my “go to” punches for creating quick cards is the Daisy punch. So very versatile for any occasion. Let’s take a look …

You can see another card & full post by clicking Here!

Here are a selection of cards that highlight the Daisy Punch while I used different backgrounds to create some fun cards.

You can always cluster your daisy with other flowers to create a bouquet ….

These are just 2 of the many punches on sale right now, and fun shapes that Stampin’ Up! offers. I love the simplicity of a punch which makes cardmaking so quick and easy … just add paper!

I’m glad you stopped by today and got to check out these cute cards you can create with our punches … again, so many more to choose from.

Have a good day ~

A Few of My Favorite Things ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends, Today I want to share a few of my favorite items that are included in the Sale right now. We only have a few days left but it’s a great value for the Gift Giving season. Today I’m sharing my favorite dies! I choose these dies for their versatility in my year round cardmaking!

Let’s begin with the Scallop Contour Dies ….

The Scallop Contour Dies are scalloped border dies that range in size, perfect for card fronts, accent pieces and sentiments! Here are a few examples ….

You can view the original post for both cards HERE!

Another one of my favorite die sets is the Stylish Shapes dies …. It has circles and squares and banners – Oh my!! Perfect for any season and any occasion. They are a must have in your stamping collection.

Check out these cuties using the Stylish Shapes Dies ….

View the Original Post HERE!

Here is another sample using the Stylish Shapes dies …

You can view the Original Post / It includes the “TIP” on how to cut the Mini Banner, Click Here!

And of course you cannot forget the Layering Circle dies and the Stitched Rectangle dies. All four of these die sets will add to your cardmaking ease … for backgrounds, layering, greetings and more. They are to me …. basic supplies to any collection.

If you don’t have them, you’ll want to get them while they are 20% Off. Grab one for your friends for the holiday season.

Thanks for joining me today. I’ve put the links below for your shopping ease.

Pretty Papers on Sale …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share several cards today highlighting the pretty papers that are on sale beginning today ….

Let’s Start with AWASH IN BEAUTY ….

I won’t be giving dimensions or any of that today …. It’s ALL about the paper. And now I want to share one of my favorite papers in the Annual Catalog; HUES OF HAPPINESS ….

WOW …. check this out! Another from the Hues of Happiness

Well … well, well … I have more from the Hues of Happiness. I said it was my favorite in this Annual Catalog!

Are you seeing what I’m seeing? How very beautiful and versatile the Hues of Happiness paper is.

OK … Let me share another beautiful paper. The Pretty Prints ….

So our SALE begins today ….

There is so much more than Designer Paper on sale … to view CLICK HERE. It’s a full list of what is on sale. Hope you enjoyed my card samples today!

Thanks for dropping by ~

The Seasonal Sale is Coming!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share this exciting news with you … The Seasonal Sale is Coming! This is a four days only (15–18 November 2022) Sale and the timing is perfect. You can fill up those stockings at a wonderful savings.

Stampin’ Up! has select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LIST OF ITEMS ON SALE

Please let me know if you have any questions about this sale … Looks like a lot of fun goodies to stuff those holiday stockings with!

Have a great day ~

Simply Sunday: Tis the Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you, and one of my favorites of the Attendee Swap. This card just goes to show that you can go from simple to stunning! This card was created for our Retreat Swap by Karie Kahrs.

Karie used the fun and festive Lights Aglow designer paper to create her banner card. I love this style of card …. it is so versatile.

Who knew that scraps could look so amazing! Banner cards can be used for any occasion and Karie’s choice of the Lights Aglow teamed up with the Glimmer Specialty paper really puts you in the holiday mood. The gold foil dots design evoke a feeling of twinkling lights, and the Cherry Cobbler and Evening Evergreen colors takes you back to days of old with its rich warm color.

With the use of the Layering Circle dies … Karie highlights the greeting “Tis the Season” that comes from the Brightest Glow stamp set. She embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder to carry that festive look throughout her card.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit me and my blog … I appreciate it. And I hope today’s card inspired you to use up your scraps in a fun and creative way … like Karie did!!

Have a great day ~

Timeless Greetings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share the latest and greatest kits collection. This month, we celebrate the people in your life who mean the world to you with Timeless Greetings—an all-occasion card kit you can use year-round! This unique kit features an elegant pocket watch and globe design in neutral colors, along with heartfelt sentiments that are sure to inspire lasting memories.

These cards are perfect for wishing happy birthday, saying thank you or sending a friendship note in style, so make sure to let family and friends know just how special they are!

Details


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block.
  • Available in English and French
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Soft Suede.

Thank you for joining me today. I will be back tomorrow with some more fun cards from our Stamping Retreat.

Have a good day ~

Penguin Punch card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hoping to be back on track … slowly getting better after Covid kicked my butt this week. On that note, let me share something a lot more FUN! I have another SWAP Card from my Fall Holiday Retreat.

This swap was from one of our first time retreat attendee’s Carol Cichocki …

This cute holiday card features the Penguin Builder Punch and a Fun Fold! Carol used the Split Panel card / technique. It’s pretty simple. You cut your card stock base 7-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and score it at 5-1/2″ Then you cut your bottom panel. You can cut it any size you wish, just make sure you leave enough for an opening in the middle.

The front panel can also be cut to your desired size … you can place it in the middle like Carol did, or off to either side to add a dramatic flare. This card is simple to do and fun to create.

Hope you don’t mind that I’ll be keeping these posts short and sweet for now, until I get back up on my feet again.

You have a great day and stay healthy!!

Paper Pumpkin 48-Hour Sale!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Surprise! On 9–10 November, all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers can save up to 50% on Paper Pumpkin past kits, refills, and add-ons 9–10 November! Customers who sign up by 10 November will even receive the November From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit, you can sign up HERE.

Past kits, refills, and add-ons make perfect gifts for this upcoming holiday season. So here’s your headstart on holiday shopping now! Past kits don’t include a clear block, but they can be purchased separately.

Exciting News Coming Soon!

We’ve got something great in the works, but we don’t want to give too much away just yet. Check back on 11 November 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (MT) on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for more details!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions.