Beary Comforting …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am anxiously waiting my Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin kit, filled with curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, but until that arrives so I can share my projects with you … I want to introduce you to our December kit.

If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits encourage customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

The holidays are a perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, it makes crafting easy, and you can gather with friends or family to create these special products … You can also give them as a gift!

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Thank you so very much for checking out my blog today, please let me know if I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Have a good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT SUITE…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing one of our Christmas Card kits that was brought back to the Holiday Catalog by popular demand.  This is an amazing product suite.  I was lucky enough to receive this suite as a gift from Stampin’ Up! on the Greece Incentive trip.

We spent that day in Santorini … such a beautiful place. I wish I was back there!

When we returned to our rooms that evening we got a really cute bag from Stampin’ Up! and it was filled with the “MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT SUITE” and a note that said we should bring this with us to Make & Takes in the morning…

Everything you need to create your projects are included in the Wonderful Time Product Suite. Stamp Set, dies, designer papers, embellishments and more, and that is what the is too.

Here are the three cards that we made during our Make & Take session yesterday morning. I love how cute the Christmas tree’s look with the tinsel trim and the designer paper with the “gold” that glimmers so beautifully ….

I love the deer but I just can’t get over how cute that Christmas tree is with the tinsel wrapped around it … Perfect for St.Nick!

Thank you so much for taking a part of your Friday to visit my blog …

Have an amazing day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Gift Packaging Ideas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a video with you that highlights “Gift Packaging” ideas. The packaging can be found in our Annual and Holiday catalogs. Here are a few ideas on how you can decorate the boxes and what me wrestle with the glitter … lol (I think it won!)

So who do “you” think won? lol The Gift Card was a tight fit in that box, putting it in sideways really helped. I realize my video’s aren’t polished but they are done LIVE and they are raw and real… like me! But I am hoping you are inspired by them and feel comfortable to try some of these ideas yourself.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I would love to know what you are interested in seeing … just leave a comment below. Thanks 🙂

Have a creative day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Reverse Masking Technique with Winter Woods

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have my video to share with you today … I am demonstrating the “Reverse Masking” technique and highlighting two different mediums you can use to create your reverse mask! I also have some additional stamping tips to share with you. Sit back and enjoy the video …

What a fun and easy technique this is …. It’s an oldie but a goodie!! I love how this technique creates depth to your card without all the layers and hazzle! Which one of the mediums to do this technique do you prefer? The sponge daubers or the brush? The Blending Brushes will be available in the upcoming Jan – June Mini catalog!

I used Shaded Spruce for my sponging and for the tree and of course it is the main color of our designer paper which comes from the Wonder of the Season and is called the “Tis the Season” 6 x 6, and is layered onto the Basic Black card base.

The Tree and Greeting both come from the Winter Woods stamp set … it was Hot, Hot, Hot last year but I think it’s the perfect year round stamp set!

A little piece of the extra designer paper was adhered inside to coordinate our entire card. The pretty gold edged Real Read ribbon is from the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo pack.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and checking it out.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

A Jolly Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a couple of projects that I created this weekend during my Countdown to Christmas party. I am showcasing the Jolly Gingerbread – November 2020 Paper Pumpkin.

Go grab a cup of coffee,tea or your favorite beverage, then sit back and relax and watch the video of my demonstration …

I hope you enjoyed the video and the sneak peek into my Countdown to Christmas party. We have a lot of fun … all done virtually for now. There are games and prizes, special offers, LIVE demonstrations and a whole lot of fun.

If you would like to be invited to future parties, please make sure you are on my mailing list.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my blog. Have yourself a great day ~

Simply Sunday: Christmas Around the World

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card I would like to share with you. This card was created during my “Countdown to Christmas” virtual party during my “Stamp with Me” session yesterday. What a wonderful collaboration it was! Here is what we came up with ….

We were using the “Trimming the Town” Suite … They chose the base color of Misty Moonlight, which house we were going to use, how many trees and which of the two colors from the “All the Trimmings” ribbon we were going to use.

I chose the designer paper with Christmas greetings is the different languages because 2020 has been a year like no other… and we all went through this together. For some this pandemic and election has divided us but my WISH for Christmas is to realize life is short, don’t sweat the small stuff, and make it all small stuff … it’s time to gather our hearts together.

We used the Snow Globe dies and Shaker Domes to create our ornament on the card. The house and tree were cut out using the Home Together Dies from the Trimming the Town product suite. A dash of glittery snow was added and our card was complete!

They are so cute and super easy to make … they could also be made into gift tags to add to your presents!!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your Sunday is Simply beautiful.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Today is the Day to Party ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It is Small Business Saturday and I am hosting a FUN Day of Stamping and Games!! This is all Virtual of course … just meet me on my special Facebook Party Page (LINK IS BELOW).

It’s my Small Business Saturday: Countdown to Christmas Party … this will be held on Facebook from Friday, November 27th and All Day Sunday, November 28th.

I’ll be doing LIVE Demonstrations all Day Long … Times are posted on my page. There will also be chances to WIN prizes just by interacting / playing the games! There will be a chance to get in on the special “HOSTESS PRIZES” with your purchase!

If you would like to join in on the FUN … Copy this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497489893793307 and put it in the Search Box … then request to be a member! 🙂 I would love to have you join us! It’s going to be a party!!

Thank you for the visit, meet you back here tomorrow with a fun project.

Wonder of the Season Card Parade ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family, and if you are outside of the US … I hope you had a wonderful day too! We don’t all celebrate the same holidays together but many celebrate Christmas so I wanted to share several cards that I have created from the “Wonder of the Season” Memories and More Card Pack ….

This card was created from one of the 4 x 6 inch cards … I cut out the design and it fit onto my card front perfectly!

My goal for sharing all of these together is so you can see how versatile using a card pack can be …

This is one of my favorites … I just trimmed down this pretty card that was red and gold, layered some gold behind it and cut out two of the bells from the Sounds of the Season Dies. The “Believe” and Stars come with the Card Pack!

More bells … these are printed right onto the card … I just trimmed it down, added Wink of Stella to the bells and Shimmery Crystal Effects to the berries and stamped on a greeting!!

This cute little card uses one of the 4 x 3 inch cards. I simply added a mat to the back and embossed the Whisper White background with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder …. for a “snowy” effect!

You can’t get much simpler than this … This is two of the same card!! On one side you get the holly background, and on the other you get the greeting, so I simply cut out the greeting on one card and mounted it onto the background card! Little wink of stella on the greeting and I was done!

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you have another wonderful day and stay safe.

Thanksgiving Guest Stamper: Kathie D.

Happy Thanksgiving Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a very special card to share with you, one that was sent to me for this very occasion … It touched my heart.

Kathie’s beautiful card was created with the Colorful Season stamp set and coordinating dies (retired). I couldn’t resist sharing Kathie’s card with all of you …

I can’t express enough the gratitude that I have in my heart for you, my stampin’ friends … for the past 20 years we have grown to know each other better and have shared the ups and downs that life presents us. You have made it easier to get through the rough times and brightened even my best days … I thank you.

Although we many not be gathering as we normally do … My wish for you on this day is peace and the joy spent with family and/ or friends.

God Bless, Linda

Mirror Image Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my Facebook Live video and card that I created using the Stampartus and highlighting the Mirror Image Technique. You will discover the “secret” or simple trick to creating the Mirror Image.

I’m also very excited to share with you that Stampin’ Up! has extended the Online Extravaganza until Midnight (MT) tomorrow!

Sit back, grab your coffee and enjoy the short video …

The video explains the steps that I took to come up with the size and layout of the stamped area… and also explains the background I’ve used. It is actually one of the backgrounds I demonstrated the Embossing Paste with last week!

Let’s get a closer look at the card …

Our cute giraffes come from the Zoo Globe stamp set, and our verbiage come from the Well Said stamp sets.

The background was created with the Shimmery White Embossing paste and the masks … you can watch the video HERE.

Now before we go … lets take a look at the layering and see how amazing a few Stampin’ Dimensionals can change up a card! Besides the beautiful texture you get from the Embossing paste, you ‘ll get great dimension and height.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try this fun technique. Please don’t forget that all of the items used in today’s card are available in the Online Extravaganza (with the exception of the Memento Ink) …

With hundreds of items On Sale … I’d be happy to help you with your Holiday Shopping List.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Twice the Fun Tuesday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is packed full of FUN!! We have gently kicked my Countdown to Christmas party yesterday and will be rampin’ it up all week with the Grand Finale on Saturday!! CLICK HERE TO JOIN (Request to be a member).

Today ONLY …. Our Online Extravaganza were you can save 10%

Why Wait for Black Friday? Our Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza 24-hour sale starts today 🥳 This one-day sale includes most items from the 2020-2021 annual catalog. There are 74 excluded items from the annual catalog and you can view that list here: https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/…/Exclusions_List_US.pdf.

The sale also excludes any items from the August-December 2020 mini. SIMPLE PUT … if it’s in the 2020-2021 annual catalog, and not on the exclusions list, it’s on sale!

Make sure you use the Hostess Code when Ordering … then you will be entered in the FINAL Drawing for a chance to WIN a prize valued between $20-$25!!

We’re not done yet … Tomorrow is my Technique Tuesday LIVE on Facebook … Come on over to Linda’s Stampin’ Escape and join me!

Can’t wait to have you join me tomorrow for all these exciting events. I’m looking forward to sharing new ideas, great samples and some good ‘ole fashioned fun.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today to check out my announcement, and I look forward to having you join me.

Another Quick Christmas Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a Quick -n- Easy Christmas Card that I created with the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack, and I have another version for you today!

Still didn’t break out the stamps and ink yet … just a little cutting and some stampin’ dimensionals and a touch of Wink of Stella …

The two (4″ x 6″) cards I used are actually the same … The front of the card is the “Celebrate the Season” which I cut out, and the back side is the holly which I used as my card front.

The holly card was trimmed down to 5-1/4″ and the piece that was cut off was tucked on the inside to decorate that too!

To finish off my card … I highlighted the greeting with my Wink of Stella. It adds a beautiful sparkle to the card.

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for joining me today.

Simply Sunday: Quick Christmas Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ever need a Christmas card … FAST? It think we have all been there … so today I would like to share with you a Quick -n- Easy Christmas Card that I created with the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack.

I didn’t even have to break out the stamps and ink! This was just a little cutting and some stampin’ dimensionals…

I just took one of the small cards (4″ x 3″) and cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock for a mat … that made the color in the center of the card pop.

I didn’t have to add the backdrop of Whisper White but I wanted a little texture and dimension, so I embossed it with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder, and then mounted that to a Whisper White card base. SIMPLE … that is it!

There are so many different cards inside this card pack … perfect for quick cards, scrapbooking and even Christmas tags for your gifts!!

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I thank you for stopping by.

Special Savings Announcement …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have an exciting announcement from Stampin’ Up! They are hosting a 24 hour FLASH SALE from the Annual Catalog (the real big one!)This sale is for ONE DAY ONLY … November 24th. Soooo … I will kick off my Countdown to Christmas Party in conjunction with this sale, this way you can qualify for the Prizes … please join us!

Stampin’ Up!s On Line Extravagonza is putting the ANNUAL CATALOG on SALE!!

There is a small list that is excluded, but that means the rest of the Annual (BIG) Catalog is yours to shop from at a discount. This sale does not include the Holiday Catalog.

This is the PERFECT time to do your Holiday Shopping for the Crafter / Cardmaker / Scrapbooker in your family! And when you join the party, you could WIN some FREE Prizes as well. Why not have FUN while you SHOP …

The party is on Saturday the 28th … but Shop Early on TUES. Nov. 24th to get in on the SALE prices, then join us Saturday for the FUN!