So In Love … Happy Anniversary

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared with you the “So In Love” bundle, what did you think? Pretty right!

Well today I’m going to share a simply beautiful card that I created using the “So In Love” bundle. I began with with the largest of the dies and knew I just wanted it to highlight my designer paper.

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I knew I was going to use the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper so I chose the Very Vanilla cardstock as my base and cardstock to be die cut. I used the Precision Base Plate and die brush to cut and discard of the inner pieces with ease.

Next, I layered my designer paper onto my base, and then my die cut piece onto the designer paper.  I then added my “Happy Anniversary” greeting which I stamped in Crumb Cake on my banner.  I added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishment to anchor my banner and create and eye catching effect.

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How simple, and how pretty is this.  You could use this card layout with so many of our pretty designer papers, and there are plenty more greetings to use in this stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed … Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have an awesome day!

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So In Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick post but it’s packed full of stampin’ tips and samples from the So In Love bundle. We’re going to start with a video …

Carrie, from the training team at Stampin’ Up!, shares some beautiful project ideas and tips for using the So in Love Stamp Set and So Detailed Thinlits Dies from the 2017 occasions catalog.

I also want to share some additional projects that were created with this fabulous bundle …

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Here you can see the foliage stamp was used to create the background, then the flower was added to compliment the foliage and add some dimension.  A pretty bow and an banner with the “just for you” greeting completes this card. 

Look at the jar in the background … it was wrapped with one of the delicate bands created from the dies. Below the die cut band was used again to turn this simple bag into a beautiful gift bag.

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If you love pretty, delicate items … this is the bundle for you.  I can image all sorts of beautiful cards and gift packages that you could make for Wedding’s, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day … or a special friend.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for checking my blog out today ~

I hope your day is a good one.

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Simply Sunday: Pull out the Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Let me say “there is nothing easier than your Paper Pumpkin kits”.  Today I’m here to share some cute alternative projects that I made using the 2017 January Paper Pumpkin kit.

The first project I have to share is similar to the little Hostess Gift that I gave to Kathie for hosting an at home Stampin’ Party. I like to spoil my hostesses because they introduce me to some awesome people and we get to stamp!

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This cute gift box was easy to create … Simply use a punch, I used the heart punch, secure a piece of window sheet on the inside to create a window and so the treats don’t fall out. The little white heart is included in the kit as is the heart stamp that I used to put a little color around the edge of my heart, before stamping the greeting (also included in the kit).

The only thing that I added to my gift box that are not included in the kit was the “heart” from the Metallic embellishments.  It really ties all the gold together and looks cute!

My second project is a card.  Super simple … the base is Whisper White and the front is Blushing Bride – it matched the stripped vellum banner that came in the kit.  I used the round Metallic embellishments this time to anchor my banner. I created a background by stamping hearts all over the front… You could “step it up” and emboss the front with the “Happy Heart” embossing folder, that will add more texture.

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Next, I used a white heart from the kit but this time I used VersaMark to stamp on the heart and embossed it with Gold – coordinating the gold embossing on the banner (it comes that way in the kit)

The hardest part of creating this card was “where” to place the heart … by the banner, or near the bottom!  Which do you like better?

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Both of these cute projects were created in just a few minutes. Don’t forget, you can always just make your Paper Pumpkin kit per the instructions … I just want you to know there are many other options out there for you.  If you order your Paper Pumpkin before the 10th of the month … You will receive that month’s kit.

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects, and please let me know which way you like the card best.

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Here’s the video in case you missed it …


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Let me know if you have any questions on the Paper Pumpkin kits @ lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  or just click one of the links below and start your Paper Pumpkin adventure!

Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to share it with me.

Have a wonderful day!

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Birthday Across the Miles …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I used as a Make & Take at Kathie’s workshop. I’d like to thank Kathie for inviting me into her home to share my passion of stamping. It was so great to see old friends and meet new stampers! What a great group.

Kathie’s guests ranged from “never” stamping before to stamping longer than me … and I’ve been doing this for almost 17 years. Time flies when you’re having fun!! My challenge was to come up with Make & Takes that were easy for newbie’s to do, yet fun enough for seasoned stampers.

Here is what I came up with ….

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I chose one of my favorite bundles … the “Lift Me Up” bundle found on page 10 of the Occasions Catalog.  We talked about how easy it is to create a card using Designer Series paper – here you see the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper (Free with a qualifying purchase).

Of course stamping is easy … Stampin’ Up! creates these great stamps and we just use ink and paper to create something fun and cute! We simply stamped our greeting in Night of Navy and then stamped the small Hot Air balloon from the stamp set in Mint Macaron on Mint Macaron cardstock.

Ok … they’re thinking this is fun, and easy! While we were at it, we stamped the inside of the card as well. Again the salutation in Night of Navy and the balloons in Mint Macaron. Then I pulled out the BigShot!

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Ohhh… don’t be scared, let me show you have easy this is!  They took the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and set it on the Precision Base Plate on top of our BigShot platforms and rolled it through. Check to see if it’s all the way cut through, yes …

OK, now let me show you how easy it is to get all the little pieces out of this balloon die (enter … Die Brush) Man – that little brush really knocks out all those pieces. And it’s fun!!

Wow … all we have left to do is secure our Hot Air balloon. You can either use the Fine Tip Glue pen or the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Can you believe it!! You just made that card … it wasn’t hard at all. Three simple steps combined can create a fun, layered card.  Did you notice that by stamping the small balloon in the same color as the cardstock gives that appearance that it is farther away than your focal point – the balloon done with the glimmer paper.

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Now is a great time to have a Stampin’ Party because not only do you get your hostess (rewards) benefits … Your guests have the opportunity to earn FREE goodies too!! I’d love to stamp with you and your friends … contact me, and we’ll set something up.

Thank you so much for dropping in today ~

Hope you have some fun today!

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January Paper Pumpkin Adoring Arrows

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

The other day I shared the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin video with you (posted below for you to watch again) so today I want to share some really cute alternative projects that can be created from this kit.

This information comes from the Get Inspired blog by Stampin’ Up …

Your January kit comes with

  • 24 tiny treat bags
  • 8 photopolymer stamps
  • 1 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 5 sheets of die-cut banners and hearts
  • 3 sheets striped vellum banners
  • 4 sheets of gold foil heart stickers
  • 24 mini arrows
  • 12 yds of gold thread
  • 75 dimensionals
  • 200 adhesive dots

 

And, all of it adds up to ONE amazing Adoring Arrows kit that will capture all the hearts!

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This kit has sure captured our hearts, no arrows from Cupid required. And, in case you weren’t already in love, here are some more projects to adore.

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First up, here’s another way to assemble the bag, in case you need more room for extra love (and chocolate)! You have everything you need to make this inside your kit, except the cute crinkle paper.

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Next, add a little tag to your Valentine’s Day gifts. It’s simple when you use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and contents from your kit. Stamp a sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink to create a standout statement.

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Finally, if you need a little more room to write that note to someone you love and adore, try this card. It’s simple and stunning with a pop of gold from one of our Metallic Foil Doilies.

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GREAT NEWS! Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration!! Now is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin and to get FREE Sale-a-bration items!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55  Save on a  3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215  Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!
This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions on the Paper Pumpkin kits @ lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  or just click one of the links below and start your Paper Pumpkin adventure!

I’d like to WELCOME my newest members to my Paper Pumpkin’ Pals: Barb K. & Joyce R.  They are both quite new to stamping and decided Paper Pumpkin was a great way to get started … great choice, because everything they need comes in the kit!!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope yours is a great one.

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More on Birthdays

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share another video that highlights a birthday card kit!

Stampin’ Up! trainer Brandi and her daughter Lily Jane, share some tips and tricks for the Birthday Bright Project Kit–a brand-new kit in the 2017 occasions (spring/summer) catalog.

I thought it was so cute to see Brandi’s daughter Lily Jane showing us how to make this card.  You’re never too young or old to stamp!  My granddaughter started stamping when she was 4 years old … and I have many stampers that are well (shhhh) we never tell a women’s age!!

This kit is awesome and the cards are so cute!  Twelve cards with envelopes and 12 gift tags and the cute storage box… wow! Don’t forget the envelope template … how neat to have that for all your future mailings.  I now have this on my next order!! Let me know if I can order one for you, or just click on the pictures below and you can shop directly from my on-line store.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog today.

I hope your day is a good one.

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Birthday’s & Balloon Adventures …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you!  Today I’m going to share with you a video of a great new product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog, the Balloon pop up die …

Watch Stampin’ Up! trainer, Brandi, give some tips and tricks on using the Balloon Adventure Stamp Set, Balloon Bouquet Punch, and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits.

I love learning all the tips and extra things you can do with a product before you purchase, that’s why I love to share these videos with you.  If you want “hands-on” …. invite me and some friends over and let’s have a Stampin’ Party. 

Now is a great time to host a stamp party, it’s Sale-a-bration – You and your guests can earn FREE products! Maybe we can even get you this bundle for FREE too!

Let me know if you have any questions with the products shown here today, or would like to host a stampin’ party!  Stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve come up with using this fun product suite.

Thanks for checking it out, see you tomorrow.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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