Thanksgiving Guest Stamper: Kathie D.

Happy Thanksgiving Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a very special card to share with you, one that was sent to me for this very occasion … It touched my heart.

Kathie’s beautiful card was created with the Colorful Season stamp set and coordinating dies (retired). I couldn’t resist sharing Kathie’s card with all of you …

I can’t express enough the gratitude that I have in my heart for you, my stampin’ friends … for the past 20 years we have grown to know each other better and have shared the ups and downs that life presents us. You have made it easier to get through the rough times and brightened even my best days … I thank you.

Although we many not be gathering as we normally do … My wish for you on this day is peace and the joy spent with family and/ or friends.

God Bless, Linda

Mirror Image Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my Facebook Live video and card that I created using the Stampartus and highlighting the Mirror Image Technique. You will discover the “secret” or simple trick to creating the Mirror Image.

I’m also very excited to share with you that Stampin’ Up! has extended the Online Extravaganza until Midnight (MT) tomorrow!

Sit back, grab your coffee and enjoy the short video …

The video explains the steps that I took to come up with the size and layout of the stamped area… and also explains the background I’ve used. It is actually one of the backgrounds I demonstrated the Embossing Paste with last week!

Let’s get a closer look at the card …

Our cute giraffes come from the Zoo Globe stamp set, and our verbiage come from the Well Said stamp sets.

The background was created with the Shimmery White Embossing paste and the masks … you can watch the video HERE.

Now before we go … lets take a look at the layering and see how amazing a few Stampin’ Dimensionals can change up a card! Besides the beautiful texture you get from the Embossing paste, you ‘ll get great dimension and height.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try this fun technique. Please don’t forget that all of the items used in today’s card are available in the Online Extravaganza (with the exception of the Memento Ink) …

With hundreds of items On Sale … I’d be happy to help you with your Holiday Shopping List.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Twice the Fun Tuesday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is packed full of FUN!! We have gently kicked my Countdown to Christmas party yesterday and will be rampin’ it up all week with the Grand Finale on Saturday!! CLICK HERE TO JOIN (Request to be a member).

Today ONLY …. Our Online Extravaganza were you can save 10%

Why Wait for Black Friday? Our Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza 24-hour sale starts today 🥳 This one-day sale includes most items from the 2020-2021 annual catalog. There are 74 excluded items from the annual catalog and you can view that list here: https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/…/Exclusions_List_US.pdf.

The sale also excludes any items from the August-December 2020 mini. SIMPLE PUT … if it’s in the 2020-2021 annual catalog, and not on the exclusions list, it’s on sale!

Make sure you use the Hostess Code when Ordering … then you will be entered in the FINAL Drawing for a chance to WIN a prize valued between $20-$25!!

We’re not done yet … Tomorrow is my Technique Tuesday LIVE on Facebook … Come on over to Linda’s Stampin’ Escape and join me!

Can’t wait to have you join me tomorrow for all these exciting events. I’m looking forward to sharing new ideas, great samples and some good ‘ole fashioned fun.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today to check out my announcement, and I look forward to having you join me.

Another Quick Christmas Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a Quick -n- Easy Christmas Card that I created with the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack, and I have another version for you today!

Still didn’t break out the stamps and ink yet … just a little cutting and some stampin’ dimensionals and a touch of Wink of Stella …

The two (4″ x 6″) cards I used are actually the same … The front of the card is the “Celebrate the Season” which I cut out, and the back side is the holly which I used as my card front.

The holly card was trimmed down to 5-1/4″ and the piece that was cut off was tucked on the inside to decorate that too!

To finish off my card … I highlighted the greeting with my Wink of Stella. It adds a beautiful sparkle to the card.

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for joining me today.

Simply Sunday: Quick Christmas Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ever need a Christmas card … FAST? It think we have all been there … so today I would like to share with you a Quick -n- Easy Christmas Card that I created with the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack.

I didn’t even have to break out the stamps and ink! This was just a little cutting and some stampin’ dimensionals…

I just took one of the small cards (4″ x 3″) and cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock for a mat … that made the color in the center of the card pop.

I didn’t have to add the backdrop of Whisper White but I wanted a little texture and dimension, so I embossed it with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder, and then mounted that to a Whisper White card base. SIMPLE … that is it!

There are so many different cards inside this card pack … perfect for quick cards, scrapbooking and even Christmas tags for your gifts!!

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I thank you for stopping by.

Special Savings Announcement …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have an exciting announcement from Stampin’ Up! They are hosting a 24 hour FLASH SALE from the Annual Catalog (the real big one!)This sale is for ONE DAY ONLY … November 24th. Soooo … I will kick off my Countdown to Christmas Party in conjunction with this sale, this way you can qualify for the Prizes … please join us!

Stampin’ Up!s On Line Extravagonza is putting the ANNUAL CATALOG on SALE!!

There is a small list that is excluded, but that means the rest of the Annual (BIG) Catalog is yours to shop from at a discount. This sale does not include the Holiday Catalog.

This is the PERFECT time to do your Holiday Shopping for the Crafter / Cardmaker / Scrapbooker in your family! And when you join the party, you could WIN some FREE Prizes as well. Why not have FUN while you SHOP …

The party is on Saturday the 28th … but Shop Early on TUES. Nov. 24th to get in on the SALE prices, then join us Saturday for the FUN!

Minnie or Mickey Card…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share what I came up with from the “Embossing Paste” background I made on Tuesday night. I hope you got a chance to watch the video yesterday, if you did … you know that I’ve created a card with the “polka dot” embossed background. Using the embossing paste adds such a fun texture to your card.

Well my friends, I couldn’t decide how I wanted to do this … so I did two cards!! I mentioned that the background reminded me of Minnie Mouse, so I thought … How Cute Would That Be??

I am just tickled pink with how it turned out!! It’s all glitzy … the background was done with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Minnie is from the Black Glitter paper and the greeting is highlighted with “Wink of Stella”!!

I used the “bow tie” from the upcoming “Well Suited” bundle with the Red Foil paper. The greeting comes from the Toile Christmas stamp set and die cut from the Christmas Cardinal die set. The greeting banner was colored with the Garden Green marker to coordinate with the leaf that was cut from the Poinsettia dies.

I couldn’t stop there, I had to have a Mickey!!

Made the background the same as above … polka dot mask and Shimmery White Embossing paste, I love it!! Mickey was made the same as Minnie but the hair bow was turned into a bow tie.

I used the “celebrate” from a past Paper Pumpkin kit but felt that it worked perfect for this card. This is one of the biggest benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. I die cut it from the Tasteful Labels dies…. same with the Black Glitter base.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created with the polka dot embossing paste … I had a “HOOT” making these! I may end up using Mickey for my daughters birthday, she is way more into Mickey than she is a “foo foo” card!

Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me. Join me back here tomorrow as I share the “lacey” background on the Peony Garden Designer Paper.

Enjoy your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

The Ease of Embossing Paste in Cardmaking …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you ever looked through the catalog and wondered “What is that for” … “How would I use that”? Well, today I’d like to answer that question on our “Shimmer White Embossing Paste! Time to make things Shimmer & Shine!!

You can now create tasteful texture and subtle sparkle with our Shimmery White Embossing Paste, and my video will show you how easy it is to apply. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy …..

I hope you enjoyed the video and watching my “creative process” as I work through how I built up this card. Can’t wait for you to see how the other “embossed masks” look when completed!

Here are some different angles of today’s card. We began with the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper and Seaside Spray cardstock and ink ….

I added the ribbon on my card because of a little line left from the masking. I do believe if I had used some washi tape or removable tape, it would have stopped that from happening.

My greeting was added and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, I then added some of the Seaside Spray cardstock behind the greeting before I popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The above photograph really shows what I wanted to highlight with my design … the shimmery tree from the paste and mask turned out so well and pairs perfectly with the images on the Feels Like Frost Designer paper.

The Elegant Faceted Gems really highlight the entire card as well … that little sparkle ties in so nicely with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

** Just make sure you clean off your mask and tools as you work, it will make it much easier when you are finished with your card.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today, to view the video and check out my cards. Are you inspired to try the Embossing Paste? I hope so … I have even more to show you with this fun medium!

Have a sparkling good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Join me for a Sneak Peek …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’d like you to join me for a Sneak Peek into the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!! As an attendee at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event, I had the opportunity to pre-order, before the demonstrator Pre-Order!! How cool is that!

I have some amazing product suites and Sale-a-bration items I can’t wait for you to see. I know some of you have been waiting for this video, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax … and enjoy!

My head is reeling with ideas to share with you, but before we get to that, we have so much more in the Holiday catalog!! As much as many of us would like to see the end of 2020 … I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas with family.

And … I hope you join me on Small Business Saturday to get a last look at our Holiday Catalog during my Countdown to Christmas party!! Here is the LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497489893793307

I hope you join me for a fun day, some great demonstrations and some terrific specials and prizes! Have a wonderful day!

You’re Invited to My Countdown to Christmas Party ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend relaxing, stamping or enjoying family or friends. I have been having fun planning and preparing for my upcoming Small Business Saturday: Countdown to Christmas Party … this will be held on Facebook from Friday, November 27th and All Day Sunday, November 28th.

I’ll be sharing projects with you here all week in conjunction with what I’ll be sharing before and during the Christmas Countdown Party.

If you would like to join in on the FUN … Copy this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497489893793307 and put it in the Search Box … then request to be a member! 🙂 I would love to have you join us! It’s going to be a party!!

Thank you for the visit, meet you back here tomorrow with a fun project.

Simply Sunday: Simple Wonder

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have one more Christmas card that I created using the Wonder of the Season Memories and More card pack. This cute card couldn’t be simpler to make ….

The printed bells card was trimmed down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … then I stamped the greeting onto the card. The greeting comes from the stamp set Cherish the Season.

Now it was time to take our Silver Bells to the next level … just grab your Wink of Stella to highlight the bells, it’s magical.

The Wink of Stella adds a beautiful shine to the bells, but I couldn’t stop there … I added the Glitter Crystal Effects to the berries … it added a nice texture to the card and really made them stand out.

To finish off the card … I secured the card to the Real Red card base with the Stampin’ Dimensionals. Super simple to make but oh so pretty.

I thank you for joining me today. I hope your Sunday is a good one.

Believe in the Wonder of the Season …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another cute card created with the Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card pack. This time I’ve teamed it up with the Cherish the Season stamp set. You would think these two were meant for each other!

I used the Gold Foil sheets as a base to the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack … it really shows off the pretty gold in the card. I also used the gold to die cut the pretty bells from the Cherish the Season bundle.

The die cut bells actually cut out the holly images however I chose to keep the images intact and put a little scotch behind it to hold it together.

On the smaller bell, I let the holly image cut out and then put a scrap piece of Old Olive behind it. Then it was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The stars and the “believe” came from the sticker sheet that comes from the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack . To finish off the card I added three Red Rhinestones … it adds dimension and a nice tie in to the red on the card.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my blog. It is truly appreciated! I hope this gives you a better look at the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack. I’ll have one more card to share with you tomorrow.

Have a beautiful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Wonder of the Season …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled … it’s Friday, and I have a great new product to share with you today. Whether your a scrapbooker or card maker, you can simplify your craft with our Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card Pack.

You’ll get 48 double-sided printed cards you can use for quick Christmas or winter card fronts, pocket scrapbooks, and more. The card pack also includes 8 sheets of stickers to further embellish your projects.

I like using these card packs for quick cardmaking … I used one of the 4 x 6 inch cards and trimmed it down to highlight it’s shape and greeting …

My base is Whisper White but covered with the Tis the Season Designer Series paper… it brings out the colors from our card. Behind it is another piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder.

So the front piece is actually a card from the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card pack ….

I fussy cut all around the greeting and the foliage on the card. I added the Red Rhinestones for some added texture and to bring in the red color from the designer paper.

I actually highlighted the greeting with some Wink of Stella, it just really added a holiday flair to the card. Super simple to make and the results from using these cards is amazing … I’ll be sharing more of these in the next couple of days.

Hope today’s post inspired you to take the Memories and More kits beyond your scrapbook pages and get even more value by creating cards with it as well.

Thank you for joining me today. Enjoy your weekend.Join me for a sneak peek at some amazing items in the upcoming Spring & Sale-a-bration catalogs.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Beary Comforting …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am anxiously waiting my Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin kit, filled with curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, but until that arrives so I can share my projects with you … I want to introduce you to our December kit.

If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits encourage customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

The holidays are a perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, it makes crafting easy, and you can gather with friends or family to create these special products … You can also give them as a gift!

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Thank you so very much for checking out my blog today, please let me know if I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Have a good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simple Shaker Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Shake it, Shake it baby … oooh, oooh!! I am excited to share with you today to cards that I created for my Technique Tuesday, Facebook LIVE. I’m sharing a super simple way to make Shaker Cards that I saw at my OnStage event last weekend.

The demonstration was done by fellow demonstrator Rosemarrie Gonzalez. She shared a really fun new suite with Ice Cream cones and Popcicles … your going to love it! But until then, let me know you the technique. Sit back for a few minutes and watch my Facebook LIVE from last night. Just click on the image below to watch the video …

Isn’t that a cool idea … using clear envelopes to create shaker cards. So quick and easy!! I had so much fun making the cards. You begin with your 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″ … fold in half. Your designer paper will be cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ – you could put some cardstock behind it if your want it a little sturdier for tying bows.

On this card I used the Trimming the Town Suite … I’ve used the designer paper and the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo. The Snowflake Sequins are encased in the Clear Envelope.

The sweet little greeting comes from the Little Treats stamp set from the Little Sweets Bundle.

I had some die cut pieces left over from our Holiday Catalog & Virtual Retreat Party and used them on the inside of the card. They are die cut from the designer paper!

My next card is made for my daughters December birthday, and features the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.

I began with a Highland Heather base and then slide my Feels Like Frost into the Clear Envelope before sprinkling in the Snowflake Sequins in. I was amazed at the change in the sequins … it picked up the color from the designer paper.

The ribbon was the fun part and accented the stunning paper, beautifully! I used the Layered Circle die and the stitched edge die from the Warm Hugs bundle.

When I trimmed the designer paper down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … I used a piece of the scrap on the inside of the card. The Metallic Edge Ribbon is easily dyed with the Stampin’ Blends. You can also use our regular markers or even your ink refills!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how easy it is to create the fun and beautiful cards. Don’t forget you can even embellish the outside a little too!!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Hope you were inspired to create “Shaker Cards” like I was when I saw it. I have listed the items used in the cards for your convenience.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥