EEK … an awesome stampin’ technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I kicked off a week-long Halloween project share.  Each day I will share with you some fun, frightening and creative projects.  I also have some new stampin’ techniques and tips for you.  My reason for sharing early … is it will give you time to order any supplies you need to create your own Halloween projects.

Today’s card is a bit more frightening, but not difficult to create at all.


All you will need is our “Witches Brew” (132185) Designer Series paper, the Black & Orange Stampin’ Glitter (132206), and the “Typeset Alphabet” (127533) Bigz Dies… Oh, and don’t forget your favorite adhesive!

  134925LI prefer the “SNAIL” (104332) Adhesive, however, some of you like to use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) because it holds so well, and it will work great for this project too.  You will also want the “Silicone Craft Sheet” (127853) I think it’s a must have item for all your stampin’ projects.

You see …

The silicone sheet resists any of our adhesives and makes doing this project super simple!  I just run my Snail Adhesive over the cut out alphabet, then cover it with glitter.  Viola … that easy!  This will work great for you glue lovers too.

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Here’s a great stampin’ tip and cost saver, for those of you who make multiple cards… To create the “glitter paper” look underneath the Designer Series paper skull, I just ran my Snail adhesive around the edges, then covered it with our glitter.  No need to paint or die your Silver Glitter paper … just “snail” and stick your glitter!    Glitter lovers rejoice!

Now, for a peek inside …


I used the “Halloween Hello” stamp set to wish my recipient a Halloween greeting  but it seems my little friend is a bit shy and isn’t going to show you at this time.  Just click on any of the “highlighted” stamp sets or accessories to view them.

Hope you enjoyed the card and stampin’ tips I’ve shared today.  Let me know what you think about them … I’d love to hear from you.  Sharing on a blog is much quieter than my classes … I miss the oooohs and aaaahs!  lol

Have a wonderful day,

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Halloween Kick-off …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday.

Can you believe that September is almost over, where does the time go?!  The passing of September means one thing … Halloween is just around the corner.  Those of you, who know me, know that I love Halloween.  It appears I’m not the only one, as it is the second most celebrated / decorated holiday of the year (second only to Christmas).

On that note, I want to celebrate Halloween all this week with fun and frightening projects with you.  Since it is Sunday … nothing too scary.  In fact, it’s fun … you won’t believe where these cute little pumpkins came from!


Get out your Holiday catalog and turn to page 25 … You got it!  I used the “Snow Day” stamp set to create my jack-o-lanterns!


Oh yes … you can see it now, can’t you!  Isn’t that awesome.  How cute is that!  I drew the faces and the vines onto my pumpkins … too easy.   Now … that is a versatile stamp set!

I also used the new Chalk Marker and some glitter to highlight the facial features (eyes, nose, & mouth) and the Argyle Embossing Folder to create some fun texture.

Did You Know?

The original jack-o’-lanterns were carved from turnips, potatoes or beets.     (From the History Channel)


Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”—the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack—originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as an early canvas. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.

So just a little fun and trivia for you today.  Thanks for stopping by!

I’ll have some hauntingly fun cards for you this week, so make sure you stop back.

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Introducing “Everyday Occasions” Card Kit …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I have exciting news to share with you today!

WOW … What can I say except this is an exceptional bargain!  Our NEW “Everyday Occasions” kit … you can make 20 (yes, 20) delightful cards for only $29.95 (plus shipping & tax).  You’ll receive the stamps, ink, pre-cut cardstock, envelopes, fun embellishments and full color photos to create your projects – 20 all occasion cards.


Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips, and best of all, they’ll be handmade! The kit contains everything necessary (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes in a beautiful box to store them in.

Here is a view of the cards you can create:


The kit also makes the perfect gift for that creative someone you know!

The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit is a fantastic means to introduce stamping & card making to your friends!  It was developed with the new stamper in mind. It is a simple, fun experience at a great price!

Just a note:

If giving this wonderful kit as a gift to a new stamper, you may want to consider purchasing the SNAIL adhesive (104332) and Paper Snips (103579) along with the Everyday Occasions kit.  Christmas is just around the corner … what an awesome gift to receive!  So shop early as this kit is available while supplies last.


Whether you purchase for yourself of as a gift, you will delight in the opportunity this fantastic new kit will provide.  If you have any questions, you can always contact me!

Have a wonderful day!

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Happy Birthday to you …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share another “Quick -n- Easy” card for all of you who have a lot of birthday cards to make.  September is full of birthdays in my family… and it even runs into October!


When stampin’ this card for my friend, because we have known each other for ………. we’ll enough about that, I was feeling a bit nostalgic.  So I went to my “go to” nostalgic stamp set “Timeless Talk” – page 19 of our big catalog.


Of course I’m going to pair it up with the “Modern Medley Designer Series paper.  I know that I have a few of you hooked on that paper.  I love it all … which means you use it “all”… no waste!


Here I have made a quick banner out of the musical note paper and added another strip of DSP for a contrast.


I popped up the stamped section with our “Stampin’ Dimensionals” and to finish it off …. HERE COMES A STAMPIN’ TIP:  I used my black Sharpie® marker to color my pearls.   Oooooooooooh … I just love the way that looks!

Now how sweet and simple is this card!  Easy to make for your BFF (Best Friend Forever).  Celebrate today and call a friend.

I’ve shared several of cards using that set; You can view these just by clicking on the name ... “Sweet Music” , “Simply Timeless” and “Hello There“.

I’ll be back with more stampin’ tips and stamped projects …

Have an awesome weekend,

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Hello Autumn …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share with you, my rendition of summer turning into autumn on a card.

I began with Whisper White layered onto Whisper White.  I took my top piece and created a “reverse mask” … take a piece of old or scrap paper and cut out a section that you can sponge and stamp.  If you are not comfortable cutting a mask with your paper cutter… you can easily create a “reverse mask” with the use of one of our many framelit dies or by punching out that area.


Now … place your “reverse mask” and begin sponging, leaving the center a bit lighter to create a beautiful dimension on your card.  Next, you can stamp your image (please note that if you use cardstock, you will see it does not go to the edge).   I used only Wild Wasabi for the sponging and the stamping.  The color difference is all in the way you sponge … start light, you can always add more (but you can’t take away).  I prefer the regular sponges.

Remove your reverse mask, and you will have a beautiful design element on your card.  If you’d like, you could just stamp a greeting to complete the front.  However, since I wanted to show the transition to fall … I added my fall leaf.  I used the “Magnificent Maple” stamp set found on page 18 of our Holiday Catalog.   For the leaf, I began with So Saffron then did the rock and roll technique to edge the leaf with Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango.


I added (sponged with sponge dauber) a little more So Saffron into the center of the leaf to make it “pop” a little more!

I used the “Happy Day” stamp set found on page 112 of our Idea Book & Catalog for my greeting.  To finish off the card, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to “POP” up the front piece with all the stamping.

Thanks so much for stopping by and welcoming autumn in with me!

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Carry-over list and card share …

Hello my stampin’ friends ~

Today I want to share with you the “carry over” stamp sets that are not in the catalog but are still available to order.  You guessed it, its Christmas sets!  Plus, I’ll share some of the beautiful cards we made last year at my clubs, classes and the annual Holiday retreat!!


 First, is the “Ornament Keepsakes” stamp set (128048 – W / 128051 – C) and the beautiful greetings from “Greetings of the Season” (128030 – W / 128033 – C) 


I used the “Coordinations Cardstock as a background, a Cherry Cobbler banner that draws your eye to our focal point … the ornament!  I then embellished with scraps (you got it) of the Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) and top it off with those precious “gotta have” Rhinestones (119246)


Next, the fabulous Two-Step Stamp Set, “Evergreen” (127970 – W / 127973 – C) You can make this with Always Artichoke and the NEW Pear Pizzazz or go wild and choose another color scheme!


Last but definitely not least … 2 great samples from the stunning “Snowflake Soiree” (127922 – W / 127925 – C) stamp set.  The first is done in a soft neutrals pallet… Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.  It’s such a warm greeting for the holiday season.  I used a brad from one of my favorite embellishments; “Vintage Brads” to tie the card together!


The second is so simple, yet simply beautiful.  A very festive card when done in Whisper White and the simply delicious Cherry Cobbler!


It’s not too early to start thinking about the Christmas cards that you want to share with your friends and family. 


If you can’t wait and want to purchase any of the items I shared with you today, just click on the link below to get started.

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Thank you so much for stopping by …

I appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit me!

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Today’s Guest Stamper … Eileen S.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are doing well on this fine Tuesday.  Today I’m going to share a card that I received for my birthday (no, it’s not my birthday… it’s in April).  I was going through some of my cards and thought you would all like this one.

So grab your Bigshot and a couple of punches, and you will have this cute card in to time.


First, you’ll be trimming the front piece to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … then run it through the Bigshot using the Honeycomb (129378) folder.

While you have the BigShot ready, grab your Old Olive cardstock and cut out the leaves using the “Little Leaves (114511) Sizzleit”.  Don’t put it away just yet … you will need it to emboss your flowers – they are embossed with the “Perfect Polka Dot” (117335) Embossing Folder.

You will need the “Boho Blossoms” punch (119858) to create the flowers, then for the center,  get your Owl Builder punch and use the “eyes” for the center of the blossoms!  To finish off these cute little flowers … just add rhinestones.  What girl doesn’t like a little bit of bling!


Although the greeting is no longer in the current catalog, we have many wonderful greeting sets.

I hope you enjoyed my birthday card as much as I did … It’s so cute!


Do you want to be a guest stamper?  Send me your cards … All current Stampin’ Up! products* and I’d love to share your work.  Who doesn’t want a little recognition for a job well done.  I love seeing the beautiful cards you make!


Linda’s Stampin’ Escape

2019 Miller St.   West Bend, WI  53095

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

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