Simply Sunday: Linen Paper & Alcohol Spritz Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I just want to give a shout out to all the amazing ladies who took time out of their day yesterday to spend World Cardmaking Day with me … what a FUN day!! And as I promised them, I would share my Linen card right here on my blog.

On my first Linen card, I used the “Masking Paper” to create the card front. I cut out butterflies from Brilliant Wings out of the Masking paper and then adhered it directly onto the Linen paper.

Then with alcohol in my Spritzer and about 5 drops of Bermuda Bay ink … I spritzed the color onto the Linen paper. The alcohol helps to dry the ink faster, and what it leaves behind when you remove the “butterfly masks” is a soft beautiful “dyed” Linen paper.

For the second card, I used the Stampin’ Write Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather and laid down the ink directly onto the block … then spritzed it with alcohol until wet … then stamped that onto the Linen paper.

I used the Honeybee Blooms dies in Basic Black to create my silhouettes which were adhered to the Linen paper using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue … it holds best on the Linen paper. I mounted the card front onto Basic Black. I then added Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and made a simple bow. My greeting comes from the Charming Sentiments stamp set and was stamped with Momento Ink.

To complete my card I added 3 Iridescent Rhinestones … I love that they pick up the color of the pink and blue hues. You will be able to view the replay on my Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

I am grateful to my stampin’ friends for the fun day we had yesterday, and I thank you for joining me today. Have a beautiful Sunday.

Here is a list of supplies that I used for my two cards today ….

Missing You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Here is my Friday Tutorial for you!!

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Thick Basic White – 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored and folder at 4 1/4
  • Cardstock #2:  Blushing Bride – 4 x 5 ¼
  • Cardstock #3:  Basic White 3 x 3, plus scrap for sentiment
  • Cardstock #4:  Basic Gray 3 1/8 x 3 1/8, plus scrap for matting sentiment
  • Accessories:  Crinkle Seam Binding, 3 – 5” pieces to wrap around card layer, 3 – 7 ½” pieces to make bow

Instructions:

  • Use Bone Folder to burnish the fold on the card base
  • Take the 4 x 5 ¼ piece of Blushing Bride and run it through the Cut & Emboss machine using the Dots & Spots die.
  • Using Dark Pool Party, color a 5” and a 7 1/2” piece of Crinkle Seam Binding.  Follow the same steps using Dark Smoky Slate and Petal Pink Blends.
  • Take the 3 – 5” pieces and wrap them around the Blushing Bride card base, securing the ends around the back of the layer with Stampin’ Seal.
  • Using Mini Dimensionals, adhere the Blushing Bride card layer to the front of the card base.
  • Take the 3 x 3 piece of Basic White cardstock and run it through the Cut and Emboss machine using the 2 5/8” circle die.
  • Take the 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 piece of Basic Gray cardstock and run it through the Cut and Emboss machine using the 2 ¾ Scallop Circle Die.
  • Using Basic Gray Ink, stamp the image on the Basic White Circle
  • Using Light Pool Party Blends, color the leaves on the chair.  Use Dark Pool Party Blends to color the legs and the front arms of the chair.  Use Light Smoky Slate Blends to color the cat.  Highlight the cat with Wink of Stella.
  • Adhere the stamped Basic White Circle to the Basic Gray Scallop Circle using Stampin’ Seal.
  • Attach the circle layer to the top left of the Blushing Bride layer.
  • Take the 3 pieces of 7 ½ colored Crinkle Seam Binding and make a bow.  Fan out each piece of seam binding on the bow part so that each color is visible.  Trim the ends.
  • Using a Glue Dot, adhere the tied bow to the right side of the Blushing Bride layer, making sure it doesn’t hang past the right edge of the card.
  • Using a scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp the ‘Missing You’ sentiment in Basic Gray Ink.  Fussy cut the sentiment. 
  • Layer the stamped sentiment on a piece of scrap Basic Gray cardstock and fussy cut around the Basic White cardstock.
  • Adhere the sentiment using Mini Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to see you tomorrow for my World Cardmaking Day Event.

Is is Christmas Yeti?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the cutest card from the Yeti to Party stamp set. It was created by one of design team members and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you today… Is is Christmas Yeti? It sure feels like it! We have “frost advisories” … What? It’s only Septemburrrr!! lol

This fun and easy card is so festive and cute, it’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face …

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Sweet Sorbet- 5 ½” x 8 ½”
  • Cardstock #2: Basic White- approx. 3” x 3” and a small scrap piece
  • Cardstock #3: Balmy Blue- 2 ½” x 1 ¼”
  • Designer Paper #1: Glimmer Paper- 3” x 3”
  • Designer Paper #2: Celebrate Everything- 5 ¼” x 4”

You’ll begin by scoring the card base at 4 ¼” and folding it in half. Add the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper to the card front . Die-cut the largest stitched square from the Stylish Shapes Dies in Basic White cardstock and stamp the Yeti on the square in Memento Black ink. Then, stamp the snowflake in Balmy Blue. (Tip: The snowflake was stamped off to get a lighter look)

Next, color the Yeti’s face, horns, and tongue with Stampin’ Blends. Then, attach the Yeti square to the glimmer paper square using liquid glue, then add it to the front of your card.

Die-cut a Balmy Blue banner from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamp the sentiment using Memento Black ink. Add the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, stamp a present on a scrap piece of Basic White using Memento Black ink. Color the present using Stampin’ Blends in Sweet Sorbet. Add the present to the Yeti’s hand using one Stampin’ Dimensional. Decorate inside as desired.

Easy … Quick …. Cute! That’s the makings for a great Christmas card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Here is a list of supplies used to make this card ….

Candy Cane Wishes Embossing Tip

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE; a quick tip for Heat embossing your designer paper and taking it to another level … amazing! For those who watched last night, you will see a change to my card!!

Here is the video replay ….

Don’t those candy canes just look YUMMY!! Here is the original version of the card ….

I did put the dimensions for the card in the video but here they are again (above) for quick reference . I will list the ingredients for the card below … the Festive Foils Specialty paper and the Iridescent Trim are both on the Weekly Deals through midnight September 28th.

Now lets take a little peek at what I did to the card after the camera was turned off. Remember the punched circles I had as back up??

I used the Garden Green circle behind the candy canes to make them pop even more! It also really highlights our Iridescent bow. Even though the parts to my card belong with other “suites” doesn’t mean that they don’t look good together.

The quick tip to embossing our candy canes was made easy with the use of the “Embossing Additions Tool Kit’ … very handy!! You’ll want to add that to your wish list ❤ I think this is just a fun way to embellish your designer paper and take it to the next level.

Give this technique a try … enjoy your day!

Thank you for hanging out with me.

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

You Make this Season Jolly …

Hello Stampin’ Friends …

I’m back!! I’ll admit, I got caught up in my cardmaking for my upcoming retreat, World Cardmaking Day, Stamp Club and Gnome class!! Whew … but what fun I was having … I hope you join me on World Cardmaking day …

BUT …. I do have the cutest card for you today!

You’ve seen my Book Binder Fold card just recently (Click Here to see Full Post). So today I’m sharing the same layout but sharing the magic of Christmas with the Santa Express Suite. Hop aboard and join me on this fun ride You’ll see I used the Sweetest Christmas Designer paper from my last card but added SANTA from the Santa Express Designer paper.

I love that Stampin’ Up! has dies that cut out elements from our designer papers because they are just sooo cute! The Santa comes from all over the world. I also used the dies for the train tracks … they thought of everything!!

Did you notice the smoke puffs coming out of the train?? Hmmm … I’m going to be sharing how I made them during my LIVE presentation on World Cardmaking Day. I’ll be sharing a lot of fun tricks & tips to jazz up your Holiday Stamping!!

This card is full of texture and dimension, yet so quick and easy to make. Using designer paper in your cardmaking gives you a great pop of color without having to “color” and makes creating as simple as adhering it to the cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and add my World Cardmaking Day event to your calendar this Saturday.

Take time to enjoy your day, and thank you for the visit!!

Here are the core products used to create today’s card ….

Merriest Moments Christmas Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a HAPPY Saturday to you all. Today I have a card from the amazing Merriest Moments stamp set and the Hybrid Embossing Folder. I was thrilled to see these amazing products back in the Mini Catalog this season as one of the returning favorites!! It’s surely a favorite of mine.

You can create unique and festive frames with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. It comes with one embossing folder and one set of dies. This hybrid embossing folder will add a unique touch to your Christmas and winter cards.

The dies fit around the embossed image in the folder, allowing you to emboss and cut with one run through the machine. Or choose to use the folder and the dies separately; the choice is yours … I chose to just the the embossing folder on my card.

This is a simple and easy card to make. I used Basic White as my card base … the Evening Evergreen card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″ and is embossed with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Folder.

I complimented the embossed card front with the Wonderful Snowflakes in the Mini Catalog. You’ll find them on page 45 in the Mini Catalog … you get 24 Snowflakes for only $6 and you can stretch that even further by cutting them in half as I did here.

The greeting comes from the Merriest Moments Stamp set …

The greeting was stamped onto Basic White cardstock in the Evening Evergreen and die cut with the die included with our bundle … it fits perfectly in the framed space!

I told you this special team of products would be so fun to use! There are so many different ways you can use the stamps, dies and embossing folder. Be sure to keep an eye out, as I will be sharing more in the future.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have the “merriest” of weekends ~

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 

Free Tutorial Friday: Birthday Brew

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s another FREE Tutorial Friday and if your from Wisconsin that also means it’s time for a Friday Night Fish Fry … and what goes better with your Fish Fry than a nice cold brew!! Today’s card tutorial features the Brewed for You stamp set.

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Crushed Curry 5 ½” x 8 ½”
  • Cardstock #2: Basic White 4” x 5 ¼”

Instructions:

  • Cut a 5 ½’ x 8 ½” Crushed Curry card base. Fold in half.
  • Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” Basic White panel.
  • Stamp (3) large and (4) small Watercolor Circles onto the Basic White panel using Crushed Curry ink.
  • Lightly spritz a little water to soften the edges. Let dry completely.
  • Using a Water Painter, add Crushed Curry ink to the brush and tap to speckle ink all over the panel as desired. Let dry completely.
  • Adhere the panel to the card front.
  • On a scrap piece of Basic White, stamp the glasses and foam using Jet Black Stazon ink.
  • Color the glasses using Crushed Curry ink and a Water painter. Cut.
  •  Cut a ¾” x 2 ½” strip of Basic White cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Jet Black Stazon ink. Cut the right edge to form a banner.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the top of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a 2 ¾” Crushed Curry circle.
  • Cut a 2 1/8” Basic White circle.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the circle using Jet Black Stazon ink.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the Crushed Curry Circle.
  • Adhere the circle to the card front.
  • Adhere the glasses to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I think this is a perfect card for a Friday FREE Tutorial, Oh, Ale Yes!! Enjoy your Friday and enjoy your weekend.

Thank you for hanging out with me for a cold one today!

Here is a list of supplies used to create this card ….

Weekly Deals #4

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

**** Here are this weeks WEEKLY DEALS ****

These deals are just in time for my embellishing for the holidays … how about you?? The Matte Black Dots are great for Halloween, the Sparkle & Shine are in my collection for Shaker Cards and jazzing up a project with some sparkle.

Speaking of shine … the Copper Foil and Festive Foil Specialty 12 x 12 papers and the Gold shimmer ribbon will dress up your holiday projects.

You can click on any of the images to get full details on the product!!

Thank you for taking a look … Have a great day!!

Book Binder Fun Fold Card featuring Sweet Candy Cane Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you missed last night’s LIVE Facebook presentation, I will be sharing it with you today, along with close-ups and dimensions shared in the video. The Book Binder Fun Fold is so easy to make but gives you that special touch of fun … and it works great with any occasion!!

Let’s take a look at the video and then I will share the measurements for the card…

So cute and easy … right! One piece of cardstock, two score lines and some adhesive and you can create the Book Binder Fun Fold. This bundle makes it easy to stamp and die cut your way to “sweet” Christmas cards and treats!

Measurements:

  • Card Base: 11″ x 4-1/4″ then score at 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″ … the adhesive goes between the 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″ score lines to create the “binder”.
  • Real Red Mat: 4″ x 4″
  • Designer Paper or White (for inside): 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Binder Designer Paper: 4″ x 1″

The layout to this card is so simple that you can use it for any occasion … I’ll share more with you later.

In the Sweet Candy Cane bundle I showed you that one little die that creates a little “wrap” for candy canes but I wanted to share what else you could use them for … non-candy treats / gifts!!

Talk about a quick and easy little gift to give … and inexpensive. I used scrap pieces to cut my little wraps out and the pencils were from the $$tore! I think there are about 8 pencils in each pack, and they always have them for special occasions.

I hope you enjoyed the fun fold and the little treat wraps today. I’ll be back to share more of these with you.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and to those who watched me LIVE last night.

Have an amazing Wednesday ~

Here are the supplies that I used to create today’s Book Binder Fun Fold. If you do not have a demonstrator, I’d be happy to serve your stamping needs. Thank you.

Double Invite today …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last week I announced my latest class … Stampin’ With My Gnomies! We are going to gather for some fun, treats and discover all the great products in the Storybook Gnomes Suite, so you’ll go home with some really cute cards too!!

We’ll create enchanting cards with the Storybook Gnomes Suite Collection. This suite includes a stamp set with four different gnome designs you can color and customize, plus coordinating dies so you can quickly cut out gnomes, mushroom houses, and other little details. You can also use the dies with the Designer Series Paper for easy multiples that are designed and ready to go, so we are going to have fun!!

My second invitation is to join me LIVE tonight for a Holiday “Fun Fold” card. Meet me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page …

I’m going to share a FUN FOLD and then a little surprise as …. It’s not just for Christmas!! You’ll also see a quick & easy gift to hand out to your trick -or- treaters this year!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to drop by … I hope you do the same tonight! Double chance to get your name in the SPIN 2 WIN next week just for watching LIVE!!

Have a good day ~

Wishing You Everything Wonderful Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s beautiful Wishing You Everything Wonderful card showcases Charming Sentiments Stamp Set and Enchanting Details Dies … this card was cased from the project featuring the Willow Tree Bundle. The original card can be found on page 167 of the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, but I find this card quite stunning. It was created by one of my design team members….

Begin by die cutting three Enchanting Detail Floral borders from Highland Heather cardstock.

Cut a piece of Highland Heather cardstock to 5.25″ x 4″. Use one of the Enchanting Detail die cuts as a stencil and layer over top right corner. Using a blending brush add Highland Heather ink over makeshift stencil. Repeat this process in bottom left corner. Mount onto card base.

Take remaining two Enchanting Detail Floral border and adhere together to make one thick piece. Mount to top left corner of card – Stamp sentiment from Charming Sentiments in Tuxedo black ink onto Basic White cardstock. Die cut out using coordinating die.

Cut a piece of Rose Gold ribbon to 4”. Fold in half and adhere to card. Adhere die cut sentiment on top of ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add Iridescent Rhinestones to card front. See card example for placement.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I did. Thank you for dropping by.

Have a wonderful Monday.

Yeti to Party Card ..

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Saturday!! A few days back I shared my version of a card that I cased from the catalog. It was my challenge from my Design Team I’m on … so today I thought I would share another card with you that features the same layout! (The Original card CASED was the “Hello, Baby” card in the upper right-hand corner on page 46 of the Annual Catalog)

He’s so cute … isn’t he? I liked the layout so that is the card I chose. I decided to swap out the Happier than Happy Bundle for the Kindest Gnomes bundle. I couldn’t resist the pretty Storybook Gnomes Designer paper that would be the backdrop for my cute little gnome.

So today. we’re getting Yeti to Party ….

This card turned out so cute and you can see this layout is perfect for any occasion. Bonus … if you have designer paper scraps, this layout is the perfect one to use them up. Here she is using the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series paper and of course, the Yeti to Party stamp set on page 38 of the July / December Mini Catalog.

I’m thrilled to tell you that Stampin’ Up! has created a die set for the Yeti to Party and can be found with the Perfect Partners promotion during September ONLY.

If you would like the PDF for my Gnome card … just comment below and I’d be happy to send it to you!

Thank you for joining today, have a great weekend.

When You Got It, Haunt it!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only six weeks before Halloween I couldn’t resist sharing this cute card with you. Created with the Best Witches stamp set … I think this card is perfect for a Friday and a little Fri-YAY attitude!! lol Because on a good day … When you got it, Haunt it!!

It was created by one of my friends and fellow demonstrators that belong to the same Design group I’m in.

Measurements:

  • Cardstock #1: Card Base- Thick Basic White- 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.
  • Cardstock #2: Basic White- 3” x 4-1/4”
  • Cardstock #3: Parakeet Party 2” x 4” for die cut label.
  • Designer Paper: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Ribbon: 6”

The card base is scored in half  at 4-1/4” … give a good crease with Bone Folder. Adhere the designer paper to card base front. About 1” to 1-1/2” from bottom, stamp little witch on Basic White with Memento ink and color image with Stampin’ Blends.

Apply 3 strips of Glitter Washi Tape below witch and adhere to card front about 1” from left edge. Stamp sentiment on Parakeet Party CS and die cut with label from Stylish Labels. Attach sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals as shown and tie the ribbon into a small bow and adhere as shown with a glue dot.

Thank you for joining me this Friday … I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Here is a list of the products used to create this card ….

New Weekly Deals & Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card from the He’s the Man suite!! This one is super easy, super quick and super cute! I’m using the die cuts that are included in the He’s the Man designer paper. These make creating your cards or scrapbook pages quick & easy. I just had to use the Layering Designs Vellum with the road map on it… it goes perfect with my card today.

I’m using Cajun Craze for the card base of 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″. The Basic White mat is 4″ x 5-1/4″ and the He’s the Man designer paper is cut the same at 4″ x 5-1/4″ …. I wanted a bright visual to highlight the map.

I thought this was the perfect card to share with you because the Layering Designs Vellum is on sale in our Weekly Deals!!

Thank you so much for checking in with me today …

Have a wonderful Thursday!!