Walk on the Wild Side …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yahoo… It’s Thursday and the weekend is fast approaching!  I’m looking forward to getting more stamping done.

Much to do this weekend … my clubs start in September and I have to design their projects, and get their schedules out this weekend.  I will also be sending the announcement for our annual Fall Retreat this weekend!  It’s so much fun 🙂

Today I want to take a you back to nature with the “Walk on the Wild Side” stamp set.  I thought it was time to share another “Man Card”.  This is a nice stamp set, and I will be sure to share more projects using this set with you.

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I used the “Sweater Weather” Designer Series paper for our background.  I love using the plaids for masculine cards, but I think this one would work great on a boys birthday card as well.

Although one of the colors listed on this paper is “Chocolate Chip” … I chose to use the “Early Espresso” as my base color.  I thought it made all the colors on the paper “pop” more.

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To give it the real “manly” look, I added a banner using the Burlap Ribbon … oh my gosh, I love this stuff!  You can use it for your cards, scrapbook pages and to tie bows on everything fall!

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Stampin’ Tips for today’s card:

1. Remember when coloring direct to rubber, don’t use the tip of the marker but the sides … it colors your image faster, and you won’t destroy your tips.

2. The Burlap Ribbon was adhered with the Mini Glue Dots… they work great.  You could also use the “sticky strip” but the glue dots were so easy to use.

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card…

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Walk on the Wild Side Stamp Set – Wood / $19.95

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Walk on the Wild Side Stamp Set – Clear / $14.95

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Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper / $10.95
132140 Burlap Ribbon / $7.95
119855  Large Oval Punch / $15.95
119856  Scallop Oval Punch / $16.95

Have a wonderful day and “Thanks Much” for stopping by….

but before you go, go back to the top of my page and click on the “P” – my Pinterest Page and follow me on Pinterest too.  Thank you!

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Sweet Music …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is a quick and simple post for a quick and simple card.  Inspired by the group of ladies who participated in my “Timeless Talk” class, I’m sharing another card using the paper design they suggested.

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They thought that this pattern from the Modern Medley Designer Series paper would work great with this stamp set … so here it is.  I think they are right, don’t you?

With a little help from my BigShot and the Circle Collection Frame-lits, I highlighted the phonograph.  This sweet but simple card would work nicely for a birthday or just to “send a note” to your friend.

I added a few banners from scrap pieces of the Modern Medley paper and tied it all together with the beautiful “Crochet Trim”.  Everything you need to make this card can be found in our current catalog.

Here is the list of ingredients to make the card:  You may click on the item numbers and it will take you to the catalog page.

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Timeless Talk Stamp Set – Wood / $22.95

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Timeless Talk Stamp Set – Clear / $16.95

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Modern Medley Designer Series Paper / $10.95
118481 Crochet Trim / $6.95
113439  BigShot Die Cutting Machine / $99.95
130911  Circles Collection Frame-lits / $26.95

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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Sweet and Simple Birthday …

Hello my stampin’ friends,

How are you today!  I wanted to take a step back from the Holiday catalog and create a simple birthday card for you.

I love our Designer Series paper, you have seen it on many of my cards recently.  It’s because it can make card making so easy.  Our birthday card today showcases the “Birthday Basics” designer paper.  I think I’ll use this paper again this week so you can really see how perfect the patterns are for your celebration creations!

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I chose the “Bermuda Bay” from the designer paper for my coordinating cardstock, it’s fun and bright.

The stamp set I’m using is “Bring on the Cake” from our catalog – page 14.  It’s a great birthday set to have, all of the different fonts will work well with the many styles of birthday cards we need to make (from young to … well, not so young).  I’m in that … not so young group, and lovin’ every minute of it.

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Oh ………………. would you like to see the card!

I’m such a tease, my club members are used to me describing or showing them how to do the card, before they actually get to see it!  I guess I just like to build up to that excitement.  Drum roll please!

Remember, I did say it was simple …

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It is simple, but it is sweet.  I love using the framed punch technique, so easy to create but it really has a bit of a “WOW” factor.  Gotta’ love that “Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border” punch.

Here are the steps to make your punched frame…

Begin with a 3″ x 3″ square.   Slide your cardstock into the punch and CENTER the cardstock for each side before punching.  That’s it … simple.  It’s the 3″ x 3″ that makes it work so easily.

The cardstock for your greeting (if you want a bit of a border around the edge like I do) cut your cardstock to 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ or for more of a border … 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″.

I have here the list of ingredients for you.  You may click on the item numbers for your shopping ease if you are from the US.  (I would like to send a shout out “HELLO” to my friends from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and India for visiting my site this past couple weeks!  Thank you)

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Bring on the Cake Stamp Set – Wood / $38.95

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Bring on the Cake Stamp Set – Clear / $27.95

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Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper / $10.95
119247 Pearls – Basic Jewels / $4.95
119275  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch / $15.95

I must admit, I had a bit of a struggle not adding more to the card but I had a request to keep it simple.  Isn’t that how we want life?

I also want to thank all my many US friends who follow my blog.  I am truly honored that “all” of you take time out of your day to visit my blog.  Let me know if there is something “you” would like me to share.

Enjoy the day and thank you again for stopping by.

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It’s All About the Candy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s Monday again… and we start another week.  I spent the entire weekend creating and cutting Christmas cards for my upcoming Stamp Camp.  I know, it sounds crazy but now is the perfect time to get a sneak peek and your hands on all the new Christmas sets and accessories in the Holiday catalog.

In keeping with the Holiday catalog, I created a cute card for you today.  It is not “Christmas” but yet another fun holiday …. Halloween!  I just have to share another Halloween idea, I enjoy it too much.

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Today’s card uses the stamp set “Halloween Hello” and the “Witches Brew” Designer Series Paper.  Love the paper … I think I’m going to frame this sheet and take it down to the candy store with me!  What do you think about that idea!

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I really was thinking about the candy shop when I was creating this card.  I just completed my first two weeks there.  The card was really simple to create, something that many of my stampin’ friends (customers) appreciate.  Everyone is so busy, quick and simple is always a good thing.  Don’t worry … I’ll share some “embellished” card samples too.

The color pallet came from the Witches Brew designer paper shown below: Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and I switched it from Very Vanilla to the Whisper White.  I wanted my candy to “pop”.134925LI have to share with you a fun technique that I love to do… “color” my rhinestones!  As long as you have a “Sharpie” … you can have any color rhinestones you want.  I must say, I really do like black rhinestones!  It’s a fun, inexpensive embellishment.  You can also color the pearls too!   I’m telling you – you will fall in love with this technique.

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Here is a list of the ingredients used for the card.  To make ordering easier, you can just click on the item number and it will take you to that page.  Or you may contact me, I would be happy to help you with your stampin’ needs.

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Halloween Hello Stamp Set – Wood / $18.95

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Halloween Hello Stamp Set – Clear / $14.95

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Witches Brew Designer Series Paper / $10.95
119246 Rhinestones – Basic Jewels / $4.95
119253 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon –  Pumpkin Pie / $5.95
119261 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Basic Black / $5.95
122344  Postage Stamp Punch / $15.95

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another fun card!

Have an awesome Monday!

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Great new product announcements …

Hello stampin’ friends,

Happy Sunday to you …

I am really excited to share with you the release of the new “Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Addition and blades”.  You can find them on page 176 and 177 of the Idea book and Catalog or the Holiday catalog – pg. 24.

I watched the demonstration of the rotary additions at convention and new right then and there that I just had to have these … remember that “deckle” scissors we used to have, well the “tiny wave” cutting blade will be just as much fun, and easier!!

I have included the Stampin’ Up! training video for you to watch.  You’ll not only hear about the new rotary additions, but a few reasons why the new trimmer is a must have tool for your stampin’ and scrappin’ collection.

I have included the order numbers along with the descriptions.  To make your ordering easier … you can click on the order number in the table below to order these items or CLICK HERE to go to the Stampin’ Trimmer page of my on-line store.

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Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Addition / $12.95
* Includes rotary track and handle and a straight-edge blade

129408 Straight Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blades / $5.95
129409 Tiny Wave Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade / $3.95
129410 Small Scallop Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade / $3.95
131375 Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat / $3.95
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Perforating Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade / $3.95

Yesterday I posted the adorable “Halloween Banner”… today I am sharing the Stampin’ Up! video showing you how you can make the banner.  It includes great tips (like the Silicone pad) for hot gluing your project.  I love the Silicone pad – I use it when I’m adhering thin strips of cardstock or ribbon to my projects, it keeps the “snail” off my workstation.

I have included the order numbers for the banner to make your ordering easier.  FYI … they also have a Christmas banner!

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Build a Banner Simply Created Kit / $19.95
132698 Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit / $9.95
132699  Banner Simply Created (Refill) Kit / $9.95

To view both kits and the accessory kits … CLICK HERE and it will take you directly to the page.  Thank you.

I hope you enjoyed today’s video tutorials and new product release.  There’s so much more to show you … keep coming back, I have more for you.

Have a great day!

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Cute Halloween Projects …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you some fun Halloween projects that I have done in the past and a cute new project Stampin’ Up! has in our Holiday catalog.

With Halloween fast approaching, I thought today’s post would be fun.  Halloween is the second most celebrated holiday … well at least in the “decorations”!  I think it’s because we all get to be kids again … it’s so much fun and you don’t have the stresses the seem to come along with Christmas.

So, my first little project is “Frankenstein” … we made him at a downline retreat.  “Downline” are the people who have joined Stampin’ Up! under me.  I used several punched scalloped circles and layered them together to create the spider.  If you would like to know more… post your comment and I’ll share the tutorial.

Not much stampin’ on this one, but he is so cute and the kids used him for their “trick or treat” bucket!  You can also create mummmies, and pumpkins in the same fashion.

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My next project share is this cute little gum packet … what a fun surprise for when you give this to your co-workers, friends or your favorite teacher.  It’s easy!  Just wrap your gum packet with the desired color cardstock and secure in the back.  To create the front stamped panel: cut your cardstock slightly smaller than the front of the package.  A little measuring is required, but still so easy to do.  Then just stamp any images you want to create a fun gift.

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This cute card was made by my sister and downline member Eileen.  We did a Halloween swap for one of our meetings… it was a hit!  She began by creating a template for the coffin, put the top edge to the “fold” on your cardstock and cut, this will give you a coffin that opens.  The face was created with circle punches.  To create the hair simply use the scallop punch to punch out the hair line on a black circle.  The mouth is done with punching a partial piece out of the initial circle and then cutting it in two pieces … spacing the mouth gives you the appearance of teeth!  Cool … right!Eileen

And for my final project share …. this beautiful Halloween banner!  Stampin’ Up! has put together a kit … yes, a kit, so you can create this hand made project in no time at all.  You will need the “Build a Banner Kit” (133507) which also works with the Christmas banner, and the “Halloween Banner Accessory Kit (132698).  How cool is that!

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If you click on this picture, it will take you to the catalog page to view.

Below are the contents to the “Halloween Banner Kit” … you will also need the Build a banner kit.  Again, by clicking on the photo above, it will take you to the catalog page so you may view the kits together.

Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit

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Price: $9.95

Make accents for a Halloween banner: paper and centers for 4 rosettes, 3 glittered die-cut accents, 2 18″-pieces of Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 2 18″-pieces of Basic Black/Basic Gray 1/2″ Striped Satin Ribbon, 36″ Pumpkin Pie 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, 5 Black Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (exclusive to this kit), 5 Summer Starfruit Designer Buttons. Coordinates with the Banner and Build a Banner Simply Created Kits.

SIMPLY TIMELESS …

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

I can’t believe it’s Friday already, however I am sure there are some of you who are sayings … “It’s Finally Friday”.   Time seems to be flying by, which brings me to today’s post.

Last night I hosted a stamp class using my favorite new stamp set in the Idea Book and Catalog… Timeless Talk.  I love the nostalgic look of this set and have probably said so a million times.  The class was based upon 3 simple ingredients.

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First and foremost is the “Timeless Talk” stamp set (Wood – 126605 / Clear – 126607) found on page 19 of the catalog.  Second is the “Modern Medley” Designer Series Paper (126926) that is on page 164.  And the last ingredient to the class was the Basic Pearls (119247) on page 171.

I held true to the coordinating colors of the “Modern Medley” Designer Series Paper … Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  I also added a splash of Real Red on a couple of the cards.  On this card I added the “Real Red” (119247) Stitched Ribbon.  This card really reminds me of yesteryear… when days were calmer, and more relaxed.

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We had a nice time in the class and talked about how this precious stamp set brings back memories.  We also had a good laugh as we discussed “party lines” …  something kids now days would not understand.   And phone numbers were not as long as your social security number.  Our old number was 4-7725! THE GOOD OL’ DAYS!

If you are interested, I would be available to host this class for you and your friends … just contact me ( lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com ).

Enjoy your day  … and remember, the weekend is almost here!

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