Simply Sunday: Magnolia Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card created with the stunning Magnolia Lane bundle, and it’s super quick to create yet beautiful to look at. I also have some great tips in store for you.  Many of my stampin’ friends are oh so busy, that is why I dedicate my Sunday blog posts to simple cards, and what quicker way to create gorgeous cards that with our pretty designer series paper.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is one of my favorite floral papers.

With a simple base and a piece of designer paper … you have a beautiful card.  Add your greeting and a pretty strip of ribbon and you’re done! Here’s a great tip for you … While you have your paper cutter out, cut some extra card bases, then cut your designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces (then cut the 6″ side down to 5-1/4) Use the extra piece of designer paper to put inside your card 🙂  Why you could create your own little card kit!! Stamp up a few greetings as well and tuck them in little box and tag it Magnolia Lane. You could do this with all of your designer paper packets (even your older ones… makin’ sure we use them)!

On today’s card, my second stampin’ tip is … I let the floral pattern of the designer paper dictate where I would put my ribbon and greeting!  We don’t want to cover up all those pretty flowers, so I found a spot that I felt was made just for my greeting … lol.  I used the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in the suite, and punched it out using the Tailored Tag punch. You’ll see I punched the mat (Early Espresso) and cut it in half … I really made the greeting show up better.

The ribbon is not in the Magnolia Lane product suite, but it should be, it matches perfectly and is so elegant.  You will find the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon on page 174 with the other ribbons.  The ribbon pack that is in the Magnolia Lane suite will be featured on tomorrows card.

I hope you enjoyed todays cards and the stampin’ tips inspire you to create your own card kits so making up a card when you need it will be super quick -n- easy. Let me know if you have any questions, or need anything… here to help.

I want to “Thank You” for hanging out with me this Sunday.

I hope you have an awesome day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions or would like a catalog, please message me.

 

Hello Magnolia!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

If you are lovin’ the Magnolia Lane Suite, then today’s card is going to dazzle you!!  Just like you, I head to pinterest if I need a little inspiration and with my busy work schedule lately that is right where I went when I was planning my Magnolia Card Class. It may have been storming outside but we were safe inside with out Magnolia Lane Suite and flowery treats!

Today’s card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest from “Cheri’s Cards” but I put a big ole’ twist to make it my own … that’s where the “dazzle” comes from!

The base comes from the ___ which is included in the suite. I added some of the “Sprarkly” Shimmer paper to highlight the focal point which is our magnolia.  The magnolia was stamped with White Craft Ink on our Vellum Cardstock and heat embossed with the White Embossing powder.

Once the embossing is complete ~ it’s time to color!  I used the Stampin’ Blends because well … they blend so nice. I really wanted the colors to POP so I chose the Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green, these colors really go together nicely.  Flip OVER your embossed paper because you will be coloring on the backside. We started with the flamingo and brushed the color on from the bottom of the petals and went about half way up, then added a little more to the base (bottom) of the petal to create a darker look.

Then came the leaves … with a stroke of the Dark Granny Apple Green up the center and then finished it off with the Light. It dries pretty quick, so you can now flip it back over to the front where you can feel the raised embossed area.  We will also add a little color on this side … add just a touch more of the Flirty Flamingo to the base of the petals, creating even more depth. Then we add some Daffodil Delight onto the center of our Magnolia.  Time to pull out the framelit die and cut it out.

To finish off our card, we stamped the greeting “Hello” from the stamp set as well, in Flirty Flamingo and backed it with Silver Foil … this brings out the silver imagery on the card base! We also added some of the twine that is in the duo ribbon pack included in your product suite!  It doesn’t take much to create amazing cards with Magnolia Lane product suite …. there are so many fun and interesting elements included in the suite.

Thank you for spending a part of your Saturday with me, I will be back tomorrow with another Magnolia Lane card share.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am was having technical difficulties … stinkin’ computer would not let me access my files, who knows! But I got it all back this morning so just a quick post to share my favorite Halloween goodies on the Clearance Rack.  I will be back tomorrow this my “Magnolia” Class pics.  You’re going to love this card … even more when you find out how easy it is to do.

Cauldron Bubble Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147710) Price: $21.00 $15.75

Here are some cute samples of what you can create with this stamp set … and the framelits dies are also ON SALE and available!!

Cauldron Framelits Dies (147914) Price: $28.00 $16.80

What do you think?  Are you a Halloween fan? If so, you can now get this cute stamp set and coordinating dies On Sale!

Thank  you for hanging out with me today. I’ll see you tomorrow with the Magnolia Lane suite …

Have a good day ~

 

Christmas in July … Oh my!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are one of those crafters that can’t wait to get started on their Christmas cards …. I have some fun project ideas and holiday sale items to share with you today!!  As you saw yesterday, Stampin’ Up! has added “Stamp Sets” to the Clearance Rack and there are some great items on there to start working on your Christmas Cards early, plus there are papers and embellishments you can get at a discount as well … Crafting on a budget, love it!!

Let’s begin with the Beautiful Baubles Photopolymer Stamp Set (147765) Price: $17.00 $12.75

Deck the halls and everything else with beautiful baubles, bursting with color and delight!

The Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies (147924) Price: $31.00 $18.60

Looking for an answer to quick -n- easy Christmas Cards … Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (149903) Price: $11.00 $4.40

Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel. Check out these cute card samples ….

Did I mention … the Santa’s Sleigh Dies Thinlits (140278) Price: $30.00 $18.00 are also on the Clearance Rack!!

Create your own die-cut Christmas scene with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits dies …

You can see that the Dashing Along Designer Series paper and the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits dies are a pair made in crafting heaven ….

So … I’ll let you get busy at your cardmaking and I’ll get back to setting up for my next class … I’ll be sure to share some of that with you tomorrow.  Thank you for dropping in.

Have a wonderful day ~

Here is a list of all the items on the Clearance Rack …

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Stamps on the Clearance Rack!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I just had to let you know that for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—but I want to make sure you’re aware so you can get these great stamp sets at a discount!

The stamp sets on the clearance rack are while supplies last!. Here are a few of my favorites …

Illuminated Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
147833 / Only $15.75

Here are some beautiful samples made with this stamp set …

Oh my … one of my favorites that was gone before I really got to use it 😦 What’s great about this is the coordinating die is also on the clearance rack!!

Beautiful Blizzard Clear-Mount Stamp Set
148562 / Price: $23.00 $17.25

Here are some samples for you … LOVE IT!!

I’m also sharing this video so you can see how beautifully the stamp set and die work together, and some neat tips …

The Beautiful Blizzard stamp set includes images, sentiments, and is perfect for creating that winter snow storm. The Blizzard Thinlets die is a great way to give your project snowflake embellishments. Don’t wait, find them on my website www.lindaluvs.stampinup.com or give me a call 262-334-1009 and get your Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.

Here are a few more samples ….

There are many more on the clearance rack that I’m sure you’ll fall in love with too … One of my Halloween stamp sets (and coordinating dies) are on there as well.  Check it out, and please, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow.

Have a lovely day ~

 

 

 

Thinking of Magnolia’s …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The magnolia family is one of the oldest trees in existence. Because magnolias are so old, their flowers do not have true petals and sepals; instead, they have petal-like tepals… all I know is they are beautiful and the Magnolia Lane is one of my favorite suites in the new catalog. How about you?

Today I’m sharing a sweet magnolia card with you that’s simplicity and beauty will surely warm your heart. Your friends are going to love receiving this card … letting them know you are thinking of them ….

The base of the card is Basic Black … Just like a little black dress, it goes good with the magnolia flower. The flower was stamped with Momento ink and then I sponged a hint of Flirty Flamingo in the center of the flower and then added a touch of Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The soft color adds a beautiful contrast to the stark white and black.  The leaves are colored with the Old Olive Duo Stampin’ Blends …

The greeting also comes from the stamp set, the soft flowing script coordinates perfectly with the delicate flower.  I punched out the greeting with the Pretty Label punch … several punches of the Basic Black for a mat behind the greeting and really makes it pop and finishes the card off beautifully.

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into my Magnolia class … this is not one of the cards we’re making but it’s sure a good start!

JUST ANNOUNCED: Stamps on the Clearance Rack Tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 26, at 12:01 AM (MT), for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something they have done in the past—and we don’t know if we will do again—  the stamp sets here will be added to the clearance rack (while supplies last!). Stamp artwork will be shown on the clearance rack. CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIST

Thanks for the visit today, see you tomorrow.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … 

 

Free As A Bird: Spotlighting Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday! Yesterday I shared a simple spotlighting technique using the Bird Ballad Designer paper and said I would share another type of spotlighting technique with you today.  This spotlighting technique is done with hand stamped imagery… and today I’m using the Free As A Bird stamp set…

I have chosen to use Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock with a simple stamped image in black to start my card.  Then I stamped my chosen image of the birds on a branch with the Black Momento Ink.  This way when I color the image I’m going to spotlight … it will really stand out! In other words, it spotlights that section of the image.

Another simple spotlighting technique with the fun of coloring, whether you use the watercolor pencils, Stampin’ Write markers or the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers you are sure to fall in love with this. Choose an image from your favorite stamp set, I’m using the Free As A Bird stamp set … you will stamp your image twice (or you can cut out the image as I did yesterday to spotlight).

Because I used the Layering Squares Framelits Dies yesterday, I’ve decided to use them again today to cut out and spotlight my part of the image I stamped.  I decided to spotlight the two birds sitting next to each other because my greeting states “We are the best of friends”.

I used the Stampin’ Blends to color my sweet little birds but the watercolor pencils and the markers would work just fine too.  I just love the watercoloring look you get with the stampin’ blends.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List … Just click on any of the items for more information or to begin shopping.  

Simply Sunday: Simple Spotlighting Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. It’s been nice here lately but rain is in the forecast for today, so it’s a good day to stamp.  If you’re looking for a quick way to make cards with your designer paper and want to add a pop of fun, I love the “Spotlighting” technique! When using your designer papers, there’s no coloring or fuss at all. (Although I do love to color)!

Today I’m using the Bird Ballad Designer paper from the Bird Ballad Suite / Free As A Bird Bundle.  I teamed that up with the Layering Square Framelits (the Stitched Nested Labels Dies come in the suite/bundle).  I also used the Free As A Bird stamp set for my greeting …

To create the spotlighting “with no wasted designer paper” simply cut your designer paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″ … this will give you a nice boarder around your designer paper.  Lay your designer paper onto your die cutter and cut out your desired image, you can see here that I am using the bird to “spotlight” on my card.

Then I simply die cut a coordinating piece of cardstock … I used Early Espresso for my base and mat behind my spotlighted area.  When you place your die cut bird directly from your designer paper and then put it right back in it’s place with a mat behind it … it spotlights that image. Do you see how the images on the cut piece still line up with the images on the background?  Cool right? And Simple.

I love using this technique on our patterned papers that have fun and interesting images.  The spotlighting technique can also be used on your stamped images, and I can share that with you tomorrow!

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me. Hope you found this card helpful and that it inspires you to create some quick -n- easy cards.

Enjoy the rest of your day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List … Just click on any of the items for more information or to begin shopping.  

 

Back by Popular Demand …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Due to popular demand … I have opened yet another “It’s Raining Men” Card Class.  This third class will be held this upcoming Monday, the 24th of June at 1 pm at my Stampin’ Studio!  This class only has 3 spots left!! I would love to see you, so if you’d like to join us, give me a call at 262-334-1009.  I’m cutting tomorrow so give me a call before tomorrow evening.

Here are the updated details …

Also want to let you know that the “Magnolia Class” has filled to capacity.  If you and your friends would like to attend this class … pull together 4 – 6 of your friends and we will schedule a date.

Thanks much for checking out today’s post.  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday post and a beautiful card!!

Enjoy this beautiful day ~

Magnolia Lane Card Class Announcement

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to announce a fabulous new class I will be hosting on Thursday, June 27th … I am highlighting the Magnolia Lane product suite.  This is an amazing opportunity to get your hands on these amazing products before you buy!!  Plus … I will have more samples to view, so bring your camera (or phone for photos).

You will get to use or see every item that is included in the suite, plus you will be going home with 5 wonderful projects ready to send or give, or keep as your samples.  Here are the details …

Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my upcoming class. Can’t wait to see you there!!  If it fills, I will host a second class or third … this is going to be a popular class.  

Have a great day!!

 

Come Sail Away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sail away on an open course to creativity with the Come Sail Away Suite! The artsy maritime Designer Series Paper, stamp set, and coordinating dies come together perfectly to help you feel you’re relaxing on the cape. With some Baker’s Twine and Sail Away Trinkets, you can make handmade cards for everyone on your list, no matter where they are in their journey. With this suite you’ll soon see the endless possibilities this suite has to offer!

But if all you want are stamps and dies, the Sailing Home Bundle is perfect for you, and you can buy it separately with its own item number and price! Whatever you need to give the gift of sailing (without actually buying a boat), we’ve got you covered! So trim your sails and set a course for crafting nostalgia with this fun nautical suite and bundle. You won’t be able to get enough of it!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope yours is a good one!

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST ….

 

Magnolia Lane …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you all enjoyed the weekend and Father’s Day, no matter how you celebrate it. Today I’d like to share samples from one of my favorite product suites in the new catalog; the Magnolia Lane product suite…

I will be announcing a class tomorrow on my blog, so make sure you stop back to get all the details!  We will be using the coordinating products from the beautiful Magnolia Lance product suite and highlighting different folds and techniques.

These are just 3 of the patterns I used to create my Thank you cards ….

Here is a card the my friends and fellow demonstrator Gloria Helmbrecht made …

This one is simply highlighting the designer paper.  We will be utilizing the beautiful paper in my upcoming class, and it will be displayed beautifully by the design of the card.

So friends, I’m sure you know by know that you can save 10% when purchasing the stamp set and dies in a bundle, well, if you look in the upper right hand corner of the catalog on page 37 … you will see that you can now order the “entire” product suite with just one number!!  Wooo Hoooo … easy, breazy!

Thank you so very much for stopping by and spending some time with me today.

Let’s start out this week with a smile … have a great day!

 

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: The Magnolia product suite will be available for purchase beginning June 4th. If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions or would like a catalog, please message me.

 

 

Masculine Cards … Card Class

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last day to RSVP for our Masculine Cards Card Class … there are only a couple spots left in each class so contact me today….

I’m hosting 2 classes on Monday, June 17th at 1 pm in the afternoon and 6 pm in the evening.  When you RSVP … please be sure to designate the time you would like to attend / Cards are the same.  CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MY STAMPIN’ STUDIO.

Details are listed here …

Besides the cards you will be making in class, I will have many more for you to see and take pictures of in my Stampin’ Studio.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class,  If you do not live in my area (West Bend, WI) contact me by messaging me below or email at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com for details, I’m happy to share these with you as well.

Thank you for checking back in with me today, and I can’t wait to see you in class!!

Have an awesome day ~

 

You’re My Anchor … Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I knew another masculine card was in order.  Today’s card also comes from the Come Sail Away suite and works perfectly when your sending encouragement …

My background has one of the designs for the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and is adhered to the Night of Navy card base.  My lighthouse is stamped with Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock.  I used the coordinating Balmy Blue cardstock to pull the color out of the designer paper and stamped the greeting onto it, then cut it out with the coordinating die that is included in the bundle.

Also included in the suite are the Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets which really tie the whole card together and works nice to attach my anchor!

There will be many more samples to come from this amazing product suite.   Thanks for joining me today.

See you tomorrow ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … 

 

Free as a Bird …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday to you!! Today I have a really cute card to share with you that was created with the Free As A Bird Bundle from the Bird Ballad product suite. If you’ve been on the look out for a great “friend” stamp set, this will most likely be on your Wish List already!  It represents a group of friends and the sentiments are so sweet. If you haven’t see it yet, here it is …

Don’t you think the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! Send them to all your friends because you know they deserve it!! And pretty cards are so much more fun than bills in the mailbox … this is sure to cheer someone up or just let them know how much you appreciate them ❤

Today’s card was a swap card from the Stampin’ Up! Leadership event I attended in Terra Haute, Indiana.  I am so sorry that I don’t have the demonstrators name who created this cute card …

I love the introduction of the new catalog … it’s crazy fun! There is so much to share with you.  You will be seeing more of this bundle from me … it will be featured at my Kick Off party which is in the works right now, and probably a class so I can show you a few fun techniques that pair well with this stamp set.

She used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies which is part of the bundle, along with the beautiful Layered Leaves 3-D folder … and you can’t miss the polka dot ribbon, it really ties the card together.

I wish you a wonderful weekend.  I will be in Door County doing a little “planning” and having a little fun!

Thanks for stopping by ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST ….