Learn More about the New Stampin’ Blends ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends & Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow is the big day … the release of the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers!! Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

Not sure what they are or how they work? Check out the following videos and learn more. Then watch my class calendar (or your e-mail) as I will be hosting a class so you can get a “hands on” experience.

Stampin’ Blends: Features and Benefits   …

Basics of Blending …

Carrie, from Stampin’ Up! is here to show you the basics of blending using Stampin’ Blends, alcohol markers to give rich imagery to your projects.

These videos from Stampin’ Up! really were a big help in learning the benefits of the new alcohol markers and how to use them – the basics.

Together we can explore these further … stop back tomorrow, as I have another video that highlights a project.

Today is the last day for these specials …

Let me know if you have any questions, I’m a quick e-mail away: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy your day!

 

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Snow Globe – Shaker Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend … Sunday turned out to be a beautiful fall day.

Today I want to share with you another retreat card … a shaker card! Our afternoon session include 3 cards that we created using the “Hearts Come Home” bundle. My mission was to show them how quick and easy you can create a shaker card.

Our background comes from the Merry Music Designer Specialty Paper. Using the Layering Circles Framelits dies, we cut 1 white and 1 window sheet from the same size circle. Then we took the scallop circle and the circle one size smaller that our precut circles, and layered them together before cutting to create our frame.

On the white circle, we stamped our house in Black and then our Santa in Smoky Slate. Our next step was to attach the foam adhesive strips to the outer edge of the white circle. Once applied, you can fill this with whatever you’d like … we used a large glitter and Red Glimmer hearts.

Once you have filled your “well” … remove the top layer off the adhesive strip and drop the window sheet over the top – press to seal. Next, we glued the frame onto the window sheet.

To create a snowglobe … I used the Everyday Label punch!! This is the punch that we used on the Merry Little Christmas Suite cards. Our  greeting was heat embossed in white and then the punch was aligned (1/2 way into the cardstock) to create the base… then punch!

Use the adhesive strip to mount the base onto the front of the card so it’s the same height as the globe.

Everybody loves getting Shake Cards, and now you know how to make a Snowglobe Shaker …. quick -n- easy!

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me and visiting my blog.

Have yourself a great day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST  … Click on the link for more information for to begin your shopping.

 

Simply Sunday: Special Delivery

Hello Stampin Friends ~

Today I have another card I’d like to share from our Annual Holiday Retreat, and it comes from the Merry Little Christmas Suite like yesterday’s card. We will also be using the Merry Little Labels and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.

It’s fun to see how different your cards can look even when you are using some of the same supplies! The greeting I chose was the “Special Delivery” … I did this in the “Chalkboard” technique … I thought it looked a little Old World Style …

I’m also introducing a touch of Real Red in honor the big man’s suit, and a little sparkle for the holiday. I also embossed with the “Brick” embossing folder … not just to add a touch of texture but to reference the chimneys that Old Saint Nick climbs down each Christmas eve.

I borrowed the snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets, because I know, many of my stampin’ friends / customers have the Colorful Seasons Bundle so it’s a great way to show how to blend bundles and use your stamping supplies to their full potential.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and the reasoning behind some of the choices I made to create this card … the holiday’s are so fun and the perfect time to unleash your creativity!

Thank you for checking in with me today.

I hope you are having a good one ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List ….

Merry Little Christmas Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another one of our retreat cards. This card comes from the Merry Little Christmas Suite!

This masculine style card was quick -n- easy and a big hit at retreat. Our background comes from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper. We then cut a snow bank our of a piece of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Next, we used the tree dies from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Die and cut them out of Old Olive to give the card a fun pop of color.

The “Let it Snow” was stamped in Memento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then punched with the “Everyday Label” punch. A piece of Old Olive was punched to mask the greeting and again, add that nice touch of color.

We created 4 quick -n- easy cards that were tucked into one of the Acetate Card Boxes. This makes a perfect little gift for a teacher or neighbor … or keep them protected for yourself!

Hope you enjoyed today’s peek into our Saturday morning retreat stampin’ session. I’ll be back tomorrow with one more …

Till then, enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a quick list of the products used for our card today …

 

Night in Bethlehem / Guest Stamper: Lynne O.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another beautiful card the we received from the Attendee Swap at the Annual Holiday Retreat. Our stamper is Lynne O. and she used the Night of Bethlehem bundle.

Here is a picture the illustrates the stamps and dies that are included in this bundle. You can create a die-cut Bethlehem scene in record time with Edgelits dies and the Big Shot …

Lynne’s card is beautifully layered to give it a wonderful dimension … the shading in the background also gives you the feel of a wondrous skyline.

It’s easy to send a powerful holiday message of Joy and Love with these beautiful silhouettes. This amazing bundle will make it easy to recreate this Christmas Story so you can proudly send these to your family and friends.

I hope you took some time to look at all the pictures so you can see the versatility of this beautiful stamp set and coordinating framelits dies. Remember … when you purchase a bundle, you save 10%.

Thank you for joining me today ~

Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Here is a list of the items used …

 

 

Quilted Christmas Guest Stamper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m not only going to share with you my Quilted Christmas creation for our Holiday Retreat but one of the swap cards that was done by one our attendees! Two … Two … Two times more fun!

We’re going to begin with our Attendee Swap and  Guest stamper: Cindy C.  We were lucky that Cindy chose the Quilted Christmas as her swap because then our guests had yet another sample from this fabulous suite!

If you like quick and simple cards for your Christmas cardmaking, this card may be a good choice for you. It’s so cute and with the patterned designer paper, it’s going to be fun and easy to recreate.

Our next card utilized the coordinating die set … I wanted to show our guests how easy it was to use these framelits dies in unison with the designer paper.

The frame was cut out of Real Red using “what I call” the main quilting design from the set. The green plaid was cut with a secondary piece, what’s neat about this one is it fits with the red frame and leaves a stitching look on it.

The white and green designer paper is just a square cut to the size of the red piece. Once we glued this together (Let Dry) we ran it through the BigShot using the Quilt Top Impressions folder … it looks so cool!!

The additional die cut flower comes from the framelits set and the greeting from the stamp set. I LOVE BUNDLES & Suites!! Having “everything” coordinate makes your cardmaking so much easier.

There is so much more you can do with the Quilted Christmas product suite that I have decided to do an additional class! Watch my blog or check out my website for upcoming classes!

Thanks so much for hanging around with me and waiting for this second look at our Quilted Christmas portion of my Holiday Retreat.

Have a wonderful day ~

The Quilted Christmas Products used are listed below … Click on any item for more information or to begin shopping. Remember, with each $50 spent before shipping & handling, you will earn a rewards point from me!! Once you collect 10 points … I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp Set (YOUR CHOICE!!)

I would love you have you as one of my Stampin’ Escape rewards customers!

 

Not Just for Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know I was going to share a couple more projects from Quilted Christmas (fear not – I’ll share tomorrow) but today I wanted to share an awesome project Stampin’ Up! shared with us, just in time for Halloween.

Remember, our stamps, ink, and paper are versatile enough to create not only beautiful cards, but also unique home décor pieces?

Wonderful creations like this—whether you keep them for your own home or gift them away—can be saved and treasured for years to come. Just imagine what you could create for your own home!

This amazing décor piece was created with the Graveyard Gate Bundle and the Spooky Nights Suite, and you can’t forget the Large Letters Framelits dies (these are a must in everyone’s crafting collection).

The frame you can pick up at your local craft store … I always check out the Dollar store first, I found cute ones and then just spray painted them the color I wanted.  Either one of these places will have inexpensive frames for your crafting.

Hope you enjoyed this cute project, and it’s just in time for Halloween!

JUST A REMINDER …

ONLY one week left in the Merry Patterns Stamp Set promotion! Every order totaling $300 or more earns the Merry Patterns set for FREE. This is a fantastic way to add the free stamp set your stamp collection.(in addition to all the regular Stampin’ Rewards!).

There’s only one week left for you to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! Spread the word …Who doesn’t like to save on paper!

I will be back tomorrow to share as promised, till then …

Have yourself an awesome day!

Today’s Supply List …