Starburst Technique / Inspiring Messages

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share the Starburst Cards that we made last night on my Facebook LIVE … what a nice turnout, and so much fun!! Three cards and a video … that’s what I have to share with you today. Yesterday I share the Sunburst with the Pansy Petals, today I’m using the “Brights” Designer Series Paper collection. So I decided to begin our LIVE demonstration with the same “Centered” layout as yesterday’s card ….

Then I thought it would be nice to show you another layout for this technique- a side burst Starburst Card using the same “Brights” Designer paper but instead of Daffodil Delight and Mango Medley, I used Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape …

I die cut my circle and stamped the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Melon Mambo. I added some Elegant Faceted Gems that I colored in Granny Apple Green using the Stampin’ Blends.

Now join me and watch the video as I show you how easy it is to put these together! Then I have the instructions for you as well!!

Last but not least … a bonus card done in the same colors as our first card, but in the pattern of our second card …

The sentiment on this card from the After the Storm stamp set really drove me to do this technique … I think they were made for each other. This is the perfect card to brighten someone’s day. I even added Wink of Stella to the “rays” to make this card even “happier”.

Now … in case “written” instructions are easier for you (I think they are a nice reminder) Here the are …

STARBURST CARD DIRECTIONS:

1. Card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded in half – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

2. Rectangle pieces – 1 1/2″ x 4″ – Cut 4 of these – using a different patterned paper for each one. (You can cut the length to 4″ when making the centered starburst.

3. Take your rectangle pieces and cut them at an angle on your cutter. Opposite corner to opposite corner – you will then have 8 triangles – 2 of each design.

4. This is where you “burst base” comes in …. cut to 5 1/8″ x 3-7/8″. I like to add a 5-1/2″ x 4″ mat behind my staburst. Mark your base where your greeting will be (mine is 5-1/4″ x 1″) It’s your guide to arranging your triangles. I put tape all over on this scrap piece of paper. To me it was easier than putting tape on each triangle. (You could use “Adhesive Sheets to secure your triangles).

5. Now working from the center… place your first triangle down, then adhere your next triangle to the right and then to the left of the previous triangle. Repeat until base is covered. Your triangle pieces will go over the edges on your card and that’s OK. It’s also OK if you are not perfectly precise in lining up the pieces. Some pieces may show a little more of each other than others.

6. Once you have all your triangle secured to the base, turn the card over and trim off the excess of those triangles. This is where I attach my mat … a little pop of color behind the burst.

7. Once that is all prepped … stamp your greeting onto the 1″ piece and attach it to the bottom of the card and secure to the front. Now you can put your completed front onto your card base. Embellish if you wish … I love to!

I want to thank you for joining me today, and if you stopped by last night to watch me LIVE. I will continue to share cards focusing on designer paper.

Have a bright and sunny day, and take good care ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

Starburst Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am here today to “shock” anyone who has been stamping with me for a while, whether in classes, clubs or retreats!! These stampers know I like to demo my cards and then “surprise” them with the outcome … well, I have been changing my ways!

Today, I’m going to share a “Starburst” card that I created as a “teaser” to my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE Tonight! I will show you step-by-step how to create this card shown (but with different designer paper) and then another with a little bit different pattern!

I’m using the Pansy Petals Designer Paper on this Starburst card and used the beautiful Fresh Freesia cardstock and ink to highlight the designer paper.

I cut out the big pansy from another one of the designs to add some additional dimension to the card and popped a pretty little gem in the center.

If you stop back here tomorrow I will also be sharing the paper dimensions with you!

I hope you join me tonight on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for my Technique Tuesday LIVE demonstration. Then I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for the dimensions!!

Thank you for stopping by … See you tonight!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

Designer Series Paper Sale!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday!! Just wanted to send out a quick reminder that the Designer Paper sale will be ending soon! And … this week I will be featuring cards created with our stunning papers.

Sale ENDS in just a few days! During this promotion you can save 15% on Select Designer papers … I have the list for you today, then I’ll be sharing great ways to utilize your designer papers all week long, right here on my blog!!

Here’s a little beauty from the Hand Penned Designer Series paper ….

These sparkly beauties are from a Technique Tuesday LIVE demonstration I did … You can see the entire post and watch the VIDEO by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

This promotion is the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I plan on taking advantage of it to restock my inventory. If you’d like to do the same, let me know! I’d be happy to place an order for you.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Enjoy your week ~

Simply Sunday: Gate Fold Card with Hand-Penned Pretties

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Who said Fun Folds can’t be simple! Well … today’s Gate fold card is so easy to create and and uses the beautiful Hand-Penned Suite of products. It’s such a special card to give, we even included a belly band to make it feel like you’re opening a gift!

I’m using the stunning “Hand-Penned” designer paper today, which is currently on sale at 15% off regular price. My base is Misty Moonlight (love this color) as is my Belly Band.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Misty Moonlight Card base is cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″….. Score at 2-1/8″ then turn it 180 degrees and score again at 2-1/8″. This ensures both flaps are the same size.
  • Misty Moonlight Belly Band is 11″ x 1-1/2″ then simply folded around the card and secured at ends.
  • Basic White is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″ and is used for the inside.
  • Designer paper is 2 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ strips (Inside was 5-1/4″ x 1/2″)

Your two designer paper pieces are secured to the front flaps… and the Basic White with strip of designer paper goes on the inside.

The greeting and the flower come from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack so it makes creating this card even easier… no fuss, no muss (or should I say mess) lol I added the Genial Gems in Pale Papaya which are included in the “suite”, but can otherwise be purchased seperately.

I love the Gate Fold Technique because of it’s easy … and it creates a wow! Add that belly band and it’s like giving a gift.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to stop by and check out my post.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

Simply Elegant in Copper

Hello Stampin’ Friends & Happy Saturday!!

Today I have a pretty card to share with you that I created using the Simply Elegant Suite! You can find this on pages 68 & 69 of the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog (Let me know if you need one!) I give my customers a FREE Catalog each time they come out.

Let’s begin with our card base which is our Basic Gray … I then added one of the simple designs from the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer paper. This designer paper has Gold, Copper and/or Silver Foils … it’s just stunning!

I knew I wanted to use the designer paper with the beautiful flowers on … but just the flower, so I fussy cut one out! This was layered onto the pretty little tag punched from the coordinating Elegant Tag Punch (Part of the Bundle) also punched from the Basic Gray cardstock. It needed a bit more … so I added the Copper Foil but embossed it!

Look at the beautiful layers …

You can see that I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals to create a lot of depth to this card. To bring the silver in from my floral piece, I added the Silver Metallic Pearls … It adds a bit more texture to the surrounding “focal point” – the flower and draws your eye around the card.

A simple layout with beautiful results. Give this simple layout a try on your next card … each one will look different, depending on the punches, dies and designer paper you choose. And that my friends … is the fun part!!

Thank you for joining me today. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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 

An Invitation to my Party …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready to PARTY!! I’m inviting you to join me and our fellow stampers to kick off the New Aug-Dec Mini Catalog (formally the Holiday Mini)!! The party is in a Facebook Group designated just for this party!

The “PARTY” begins on Friday the 6th of August and goes through Sunday the 8th… I’ll be posting card samples, NEW products, games and more all week before we kick off the party!! During the party there will be LIVE demonstrations, stamping tips, specials, games, and yes … BINGO and prizes & chances to WIN FREE Product!!

If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you are welcome to join in on the fun … I do however, reserve the prizes for my customers and downline members. I appreciate your understanding.

If you missed the Facebook invitation or you are new to my group and would like to join in on the party … CLICK HERE and request membership!! We’re already warming this up before we kick off the party. Join us …

Thank you for stopping by today!! Join me back here tomorrow for another one of my card creations.

Have a wonderful day~

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 …

More fun with the Blends, Alcohol & Vellum Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share a video and two cards that I created using the amazing “Blends, Alcohol & Vellum” technique… Stepped Up! I took this fun technique which creates amazing backgrounds and combined it with a few fun technique that will take this to the next level.

Here is the card that I created in the video, I’ll share another with you later in my post.

I have a few tips to share and then I invite you to watch the video;

  1. Make sure you are using 91% (or higher) Isopropyl Alcohol … the 70% will not work properly.
  2. Your room should be well ventilated due to the Alcohol
  3. A paint brush works great, or you could try your old Aqua Painters. (I like the stability of the brush)
  4. Have paper towel or something to clean your brush off with and absorb excess alcohol on your brush.
  5. Pick colors that coordinate well together as some combinations may get muddy… But have fun experimenting!

I had so much fun sharing this technique last night with my stampin’ friends, combining the other quick -n- easy techniques to the Blends, Alcohol & Vellum technique, just brings it to another level. Have a look ….

I wanted to use the same elements as I did with our first card, so you will see the die cuts from the Dandy Wishes Dies. Then I decided to cut my background and create a simple pattern … how fun is this!!

Cool … right!! I made this card from the background I showcased in the video. My Stampin’ Blends colors were: (from the Top Down) Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Real Red, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Night of Navy.

You will notice I also “Splattered” the Wink of Stella on this card … it’s just so pretty when you see the sparkle. I also used the same stamp for my greeting and the same Holiday Rhinestones to embellish the card … except I used the red this time.

This technique creates such unique background which gives such depth to the card, and then by incorporating these other techniques, it just takes it to a whole new level!!

If you really enjoyed this technique, be sure to join me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page next Tuesday, the 27th of July as I we explore even more techniques!

I want to “Thank you” for spending time with me today, to check out my cards and my video! I’d love to know what you think of this technique, and what colors would you use?

Have a fun and 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  

Live Presentation Announcement …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last week I shared the basic technique of Blends, Alcohol,& Vellum, NOW … Are you ready to take this amazing technique to the Next Level?? Join me tonight & learn how easy it is to create even more fabulous backgrounds!!

Here’s the link to Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page … CLICK HERE! Then “LIKE” my page to catch all my LIVES … Tips … and Announcements!

See you tonight at 6:30 pm! Linda

Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The Annual Catalog Inspiration BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED SUITE House plants and macramé have become a hot trend again! You can enjoy this old-is-new-again fashion without even having to remember to water the plants when you create with the Bloom Where You Are Planted Suite! This card balances modern and natural with soft, blended colors and accents of luscious Rose Gold. Let’s make this plant trend really bloom! Have a beautiful day ~
Stampin’ Hugs, Linda
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Sharing Tidings of Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally the weekend … and I’m happy!! I’m also happy to share 3 totally different cards that were created with the same pack of Designer Series paper. I want you to see a couple different ways you can use your paper.

Stampin’ Up! is hosting a Designer Series paper sale which is in progress right now! There are 9 different packages on sale (listed below) … today I’m going to showcase the Tidings of Christmas paper …

The Tidings of Christmas Designer paper is 6 x 6″! I love that you can purchase one, two or more at a savings of 15% … this is so much different than what we had in the past!! Here is a list of the other 8 designer papers …

Here’s my first sample from the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series paper …. Using your designer paper as the background makes it super simple to make your holiday cards quickly and easily.

I love the color pallet of this paper, with the new Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler … so pretty together. This pattern can be used in so many ways, and not only for Christmas but a nice birthday card for those who’s birthdays fall during the holiday season.

The next card has a similar pattern but done in Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent …

I used the coordinating stamp set and dies from the Tidings of Christmas suite … I love these stockings and the stamped patterns work so nicely with the designer paper. The die cut greenery also coordinates with the designer paper!

My third card uses the designer paper to lighten up the card but allows me to accent it with the beautiful Gold Specialty paper. I also like that this paper adds that special touch without using your “non-traditional” colors …

There are so many cool patterns in this Tidings of Christmas paper pack alone so I’ll share more with you during the sale!!

Thank you for spending some time with me today!

Have a wonderful day ~

Look What’s New …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I’m here today to share a replay of my Aug.-Dec Mini Catalog Box opening. Join me and check out the amazing new products in this NEW Catalog…. you won’t believe your eyes.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into the catalog. I have so much more to share with you … upcoming classes, clubs and virtual events! Thanks for checking in with me today. Have an amazing weekend!

Merry Snowflake Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited today … I’m going to be hosting a “Catalog Sneak Peek” tonight LIVE on my Facebook Page, and I would like to invite you to join me and your fellow stampin’ enthusiasts.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GET TO MY “LINDA’S STAMPIN’ ESCAPE” FACEBOOK PAGE

I do however want to share a real peek inside the catalog by sharing one of the cards created by Stampin’ Up! that really caught my eye!! And let me say … it was not easy to find, so you know it’s going to be a beauty!

It was created with the Merry Snowflakes bundle which is found on pages 12 & 13 but you won’t find this card there … you have to go to page 65!! The color combination really looks so cool and I Iove the way the snowflakes are layered ….

If you need a catalog and are looking for a demonstrator, contact me… I will get you a catalog and hook you up to my website & YouTube channel for inspiring ideas. If you are outside of my area but order from me, I have sent you a catalog. If you are one of my customers near me, I have a catalog for you!! Please check your emails as I sent one out notifying everyone who has a catalog coming.

Thank you for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing you tonight on my Facebook LIVE as I share some of my goodies from the new Mini & Sale-a-bration Catalogs.

Have a great day!!

The Amazing Blends, Alcohol & Vellum Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share a video and two cards that I created using the amazing “Blends, Alcohol & Vellum” technique! This is such a fun technique and creates amazing backgrounds where no two will look alike. The more you play with it, the more you will be hooked!!

Here is the card that I created in the video, I’ll share another with you later in my post.

I have a few tips to share and then I invite you to watch the video;

  1. Make sure you are using 91% (or higher) Isopropyl Alcohol … the 70% will not work properly.
  2. Your room should be well ventilated due to the Alcohol
  3. A paint brush works great, or you could try your old Aqua Painters. (I like the stability of the brush)
  4. Have paper towel or something to clean your brush off with and absorb excess alcohol on your brush.
  5. Pick colors that coordinate well together as some combinations may get muddy… But have fun experimenting!

I had so much fun sharing this technique last night with my stampin’ friends, that I made even more backgrounds!! I was playing around with some color combinations and thought of a sunset, so I layered my colors and this is what developed …

Cool … right!! I made this card just like the one in the video. My Stampin’ Blends colors were: (from the bottom up) Dark Night of Navy, Dark Highland Heather, Dark Calypso Coral, Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Balmy Blue.

I added a big patch of the Daffodil Delight to create the “sun” area … and once that was created, I used a circular candle holder to trace a circle in that area – wow, doesn’t that look cool!? I also dropped my trees lower, so I had to cut off the bottom, trim the trunks and then glue to bottom back on.

This technique creates such unique background which gives such depth to the card, and then our trees and some really nice texture. Both of these cards were so much fun to create, and I can’t wait to send them out, or give them away as one of my door prizes!!

If you really enjoyed this technique, be sure to join me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page next Tuesday, the 20th of July as I take this technique to another level … so excited to share this with you!!

And, I’d like to invite you to join me this Thursday for a sneak peek …

I want to “Thank you” for spending time with me today, to check out my cards and my video! I’d love to know what you think of this technique, and what colors would you use?

Have a fun and 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  

The Gift of Hope

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I want to introduce you to a very special card kit …

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video.

Connecting through hope is a beautiful gift to give! The Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit is about sharing hope and encouragement in a beautifully fun and easy way. With supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in an energizing color palette, you can combine with the kit’s uplifting sentiments to promote emotional connection and grow your friendships.

Let me know if you have any questions about the “Hope Box” Paper Pumpkin kit.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope your day is a good one ~