To Halloween… and Beyond!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Who said a Halloween kit has to create Halloween cards? I’m still reeling from the excitement that I experienced on World Cardmaking Day with a group of wonderful stampers. We gathered from Wisconsin, Canada, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma and beyond!! It was awesome, and so were the projects we made with the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Today I’d like to share the fun alternative Paper Pumpkin projects that I shared on Saturday. It’s amazing how the energy of others really can get the creative juices flowing. I thought this one turned out so cute … It goes beyond Halloween!

I cut apart one of the “cracker” wraps and used it to create my little flower pots … the flowers where there so I made little pots for them! Then I used the scalloped edge as a valance … it is secured directly to the top, and the bottom half is popped up.

The group decided that I should put the greeting onto the valance… I agree, I think it looks cute on there!

Our second card is all Halloween and also created from the cut pieces … actually the panels, and the cute embellishments enclosed in the kit.

This little cutie was quite simple and easy to create. I love playing and making alternatives to the Paper Pumpkin kit, just shows the versatility. The only thing I used that wasn’t in the kit for this card was the “Subtle” embossing folder … wanted a little texture (on both cards).

Glad you stopped in today, I have a special offer this month for any who purchases one of the subscriptions below … While supplies last

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Enjoy your week!

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 ♥ 

A World of Good …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First and foremost I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who joined me yesterday for my All Day “Virtual” World Cardmaking Event … I had so much fun. The best part were the cards that we made together, and I’m here to share those with all today.

You can’t do World Cardmaking Day without using the World of Good Suite …

You will simply fall in love with this beautiful suite … it’s perfect for scrapbooking your travels and making beautiful cards! We stepped out of the box yesterday and created Christmas cards with this amazing suite. Let’s begin with the “Gold” card …

We began with the beautiful World of Good Specialty Designer Series paper … this is part of the entire suite or can be purchased along with the bundle (but you’re going to want it all!) It’s hard to see but the designer paper has a Gold Foil mat behind it.

Next, we sponged Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz onto Whisper White Cardstock and die cut with the detailed globe die. These were then glued onto Gold Foil paper to tie in the gold in the World of Good Specialty Designer Series paper.

Once we attached our “world” we wanted to make them look like Christmas Ornaments so we added bows, using the Old Olive ribbon from the”All the Trimmings” Ribbon Combo pack. This added a cute touch to the card and gave us the “ornament” look we were going for.

Next up… our greeting which comes from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. I embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of scrap paper that was previously watercolored from my Technique Tuesday LIVE on Facebook. My stampin’ friends and I were very happy with the way this turned out, so we moved onto our next card ….

We started this card with our globes … Stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and sponged with Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz. Then they were die cut with the coordinating dies from the bundle. Wink of Stella was added on the sponged areas … and then they were embossed with Clear Embossing powder … WOW!!

For the backgound we choose the Old World Paper embossing folder …

The Old World Paper embossing folder is included in the product “suite” … I will have the suite and the bundle along with the other products listed below for you. During our stamping session, I let the attendees of my presentation pick out the background color … the winner was Old Olive …

I had to share this angle with you so you could see that the Wink of Stella shows through beautifully with the clear embossing … it also makes the black stand out! They are stunning! To keep with the ornament them, I used the Black Bakers Twine that was included with the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!

The greeting comes from Itty Bitty Christmas and was die cut using the cirlcle dies. The little banner behind it was hand cut and used to pop the greeting.

I hope you enjoyed these two beautiful cards the I created with the help of my stampin’ friends on World Cardmaking Day. It was a blast!!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

Celebrating World Cardmaking Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? I hope you are ready to celebrate and have some fun because I’ve been waiting for this day … and it’s finally here. World Cardmaking Day, and I have a party planned for you!

Please join me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page at 9 am to kick off the fabulous event…

I will be going LIVE seven (7) times throughout the day with demonstrations on new techniques, fun folds, great products and more. It’s time we just have some fun. I hope you gather with your friends and watch together.

Here are the times I will be going LIVE on Facebook …

During the LIVE demonstrations you will see new techniques, how to’s, card layouts, new products and more! It’s all about sharing what we love to do… I will even have a layout you can follow along with and then share your card.

Thank you for checking out my blog post today, and I really hope you plan on joining me this World Cardmakign day!

Heartwarming Hugs …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a parade of cards designed with the beautiful Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series paper. This is one of many that are currently On Sale …

I’d like to begin with one of the pretty patterns that I used as my background on this card. I teamed up the Heartwarming Hugs with the Festive Corners stamp set. Click Here to check out the entire blog post!

This is just one of the pretty patterns included in this amazing collection of designer papers. You’ll find the perfect pattern for your holiday needs along with patterns you can use for everyday occasions.

My quilt pattern card showcases another 4 patterns for this package. This simple layout is perfectly suited for using up those scrap ends you have left over from your cardmaking.

And talk about using your scraps … The Pinwheel card is perfect for those smaller scraps, and besides … It’s cute!! Read more about the Pinwheel card HERE and get the template.

One more card I’d like to share is just another way to use up those scraps!! This little cutie is easy to make and is so colorful … one nice thing about a designer series package is they all coordinate.

You and I both know that there is so many more things to do with designer paper and the Heartwarming Hugs is part of a product suite that will knock your socks off…. the Heartwarming Hugs Suite! Check out this project ….

The Heartwarming Hugs designer paper elevates this gift to the next level. If you’d like to see more of this product suite, join me on October 3rd for my WORLD CARDMAKING DAY Party!! Hop on over to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page … Kick Off begins at 9 am.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope that you join me on Saturday … Gather with your friends and tune in!! I’m planning a fun filled day.

Enjoy your Friday ~

 

Sharing More Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the Magic of Embossing and how the transformation can be an amazing addition to your cardmaking. We saw how the embossing changed the color of the cardstock and how it enhances the designer paper.

I also showed you that you can emboss directly onto your stamped images, I demonstrated on the sunflower … Today, I’d like to share the finished card with you!

I used the “In Good Tasted” Designer Series paper as my background on my card and behind the card for the photo. I love the rustic look with the sunflower, and it is one of the designer papers that go On Sale Today!

The In Good Taste Designer paper is so very versatile because the textile patterns are so stunning and well chosen. I think Stampin’ Up! gave us a good variety of patterns.

I teamed up my Celebrate Sunflowers with the dies from the Well Said Bundle to add a pop of color with the leaves and a simple greeting ….

The results are amazing! The dark color of the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper and the depth you get when you clear emboss your sunflower really stand out and compliment each other well.

If you are enjoying any of the items showcased today, and would like to add them to your stampin’ collection, I have a list of ingredients below. Just click on any item … it will give you a full description and takes you directly to my store. I appreciate your support.

Here are two more cards that Stampin’ Up! created …

Two new textile backgrounds … a woven pattern and tiles! This designer paper is simply amazing.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my finished sunflower card and the two Stampin’ Up! samples. Thank you so very much for spending a part of your day with me.

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 Magic of Heat Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my short video on the Magic of Heat Embossing … this simple technique probably dates back many years. I’ve been stamping and a demonstrator (Yes, I was not a cardmaker before I signed up!!) for 20 years, and heat embossing is what caught my attention!

I will be showing you how amazing a VersaMark pad and Clear embossing power is in transforming your projects. Grab your favorite beverage and sit back for a short video as I show you three (3) different items to emboss …

I must admit … not my best presentation but I hope you saw the magic in the technique. Here’s the the first card that I made on the video …

but I’ll also be sharing the two cards that I promised. Lets begin with the balloons ….

The balloons were created as shown in the video. In the video I said I prefer the “strings” on my balloons versed the hand drawn strings so I found some Bakers Twine and added them to my balloons.

Since we I shared the upcoming Designer Paper Sale with you, I thought I would use one of them for a background. I’m using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper on this card …

In fact, I have been using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper as my backgrounds for all my photo shoots for posting my cards right here!! All of those beautiful wood patterns, brick and tiles all come from this package, including this rustic wood which is probably my favorite!

Let’s move on to the Heartfelt Hugs designer series paper we embossed …

I love the look of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper, and embossing it created a stunning new look. When I punched it out with the heart (Heartwarming Hugs paper … get it! lol) I knew exactly where I was going with this card. Create layers of this designer paper to highlight the heart.

In the video you can see how lovely the designer paper is embossed so I decided to mat the heart with the new Red Foil from the Mini Catalog. The shine on both of these creates an amazing focal point to the card …

The only thing I would add to this card is “Red Rhinestones” … might add a little balance on the right side. BUT … I still love the way this card turned out.

Hope you enjoyed the video and the final cards created with this simple and fun technique … there truly is magic in heat embossing!

Here is a list of the Designer Papers on Sale starting tomorrow …

Thank you for joining me today, I’ll be back tomorrow to share the “Sunflower” card with you!! Till then …

Have an amazing day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 “Magic” of Designer Paper …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We only have two more days before one of my favorite sales of the year is here … the Designer Paper Sale.

Today, I’d like to invite you to take a walk back with me through the hauntingly tempting “Magic in this Night” product suite. Let’s see the many looks this one suite can create ….

Above I have a simple layout that highlights 3 different patterns that are included in the designer paper pack. For a Halloween designer paper there is an ire of elegance with this paper. CLICK HERE to view the pattern and the all the details of creating this fun and simple card.

When you click on the link to view the banner card, you will also find another pattern and card that features the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper (also on sale).

Next, Pinwheel card …

The Pinwheel Technique is a fun and easy card to create. You can CLICK HERE to view the post on this card, or CLICK HERE to watch the video on how to make the PinWheel card!

Stepping it up a bit by introducing the Hallows Night Bundle dies …

In Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape added to the stunning designer paper, this Halloween card has gone Gothic with a flair! You can read how this card was HERE … just click that link. The patterned bats are beautiful and I added a few “glitter” bats to enhance it further.

This card uses some of the same dies but by switching out the designer paper pattern, it changes the entire look ….

I like all 5 of the cards I’m sharing with you today, however I think this one is my favorite … it’s kind of sexy for a Halloween card! I share the tips on creating this card – just CLICK HERE to view. I love this pattern in the Magic in the Night Designer paper, I believe it would be beautiful on other holidays as well as Halloween.

A Halloween Kitty for you ….

They tell us to watch out for black cats but how can you resist this cute little kitty. Yet another pattern from the Magic in the Night Designer paper sets the stage for our card (Read More Here) Fun and simple and perfect for your feline lovin’ friends.

Here’s the last one …. for today anyway!

I’ve gone a bit batty on this one … with the designer paper and the die cut bats this quick -n- easy card would be a treat for anyone who loves to celebrate Halloween. You can read the full details HERE.

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought today would be the perfect day to share all these amazing cards. Tomorrow I will be sharing another of the designer papers on sale.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope yours is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 ♥ 

Forever Fern Designer Series Paper Share ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share some cards that I have made with our “Forever Greenery” Designer Series paper … All week long I will be sharing samples with you that highlight some of the designer papers that will be going on sale Thursday, October 1st!

I will post a full list of the designer papers that are included in this sale tomorrow!

Today I’d like to start with the Forever Greenery Designer Series paper. This is the first package I opened up when I got my Annual Catalog pre-order in! The patterns are so pretty and so very versatile ….

My first card here was just a fun play on using squares of designer paper … then you use your corner rounder on two opposite sides. Here is a version that shows how much layering there is ….

You can view the entire post by CLICKING HERE … you’ll learn more about this card and it’s assembly.

Next up is another pattern from the Forever Fern Designer papers …

Click Here to view the original blog post for this card.

This is one of my favorites patterns because it is perfect for any type of card … male or female, this would also make the perfect background for a kids card using the Zoo Globe stamp set …

The Forever Fern Designer Paper was teamed up with the Field of Flowers bundle for this next card ….

Did you know that embossing your designer paper can add a wonderful texture to your card and still provide the design you’ve wanted … it’s a Win, Win! I love this simple technique. Try embossing your designer paper – here I used the Subtle embossing folder. CLICK HERE to view original post.

I have more samples that I will be sharing on Saturday … many of the designer papers! Join me for my FACEBOOK LIVE Celebration of World Card Making Day!

I will be hosting this ALL DAY EVENT this Saturday on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page … We’d love to have you join us!! Bring your friends. Gather in the comfort of your home, stamp with your friends and join me for my live presentations … I will have a schedule coming soon.

Thank you for joining me today!

Happy Monday ~

Have a Happy Halloween

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I’m a little late with my post today, I have my 16-month old Great Grandson here this weekend … and let’s just say, he’s a handful!! And this GG is not used to 24-7 chasing (my house is not Khari-proof) lol

So what is the quickest way to make a card? Grad a card kit or a Paper Pumpkin and your on your way. There are so many cute embellishments in the September Paper Pumpkin kit … I used the Pumpkin embellishments and the leaf and greeting stamps that are included.

I used Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze (Cajun Craze is included in the kit) to stamp my cute little leaf.

The jack-o-lantern face and greeting were both stamped in the Tuxedo Black Momento ink. The base and mat for my pumpkins are Pumpkin Pie … the perfect Halloween color!

I’m thinking I should have run this through the embossing machine with the “Subtle” embossing folder … this would have given the card some texture along with the dimension … just a thought. What do you think?

I appreciate you stopping back for the visit today….

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 ♥ 

Kick Start My Heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have kicked off your weekend with some fun festivities! I love this time of year … there is always something fun to do. This Sunday our home town is hosting a car show downtown, so I thought I’d pay tribute to my car lovin’ friends ~

I used the nuts and smudge stamps to create my background which sets the stage for my muscle car … all jazzed up and ready to go! I used Blueberry Bushel as a mat and coordinates with my car. I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to color the car. Both the cardstock and markers are on sale … see below.

The greeting comes from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and was punched with the Tailored Tag Punch. I punched a second piece out and cut it in half so I could create a mat.

The silver strips were scrap pieces I used to highlight my greeting and my car … nice masculine card, or a girl who is into nice cars! Love me a classic.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, and that you have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you ~

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 ♥ 

Give Thanks …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday to you! I hope you have something fun to do today … I’ll be finishing my cutting for my Arrange a Wreath Class! So many cool things going on right now.

Today I’d like to share with you my alternative project from the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit … I shared a quick video with you yesterday. I made up one of the little candy holders to go along with my card …

I made up a couple of the little treat boxes for my grandkids, then I used the little left over pieces from the treat box to create a flower! The background is Whisper White and embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and popped up onto a Cajun Craze card base.

The decor element that highlights my greeting comes from the Paper Pumpkin kit, as does the greeting itself. There are so many pieces left over from the kit that you can play with … I’ll be making cards and other projects for a while.

I added one of the Elegant Faceted Gems in the center of my flower. With a few glue dots and some Dimensionals you can quickly put this sweet little card together.

I would like to “Give Thanks” to you for sharing a part of your Friday with me. I hope you enjoyed my Alternative Project.

Have a wonderful Day ~

A Fall Festive Collection …

September’s seasonal kit includes double-sided patterned paper, a multi-occasion stamp set, and a variety of dainty die-cut designs—all in a special, collectible box! Make pretty packaging for tiny treats, add flair to a traditional fall card, or decorate your home with handmade autumn accents.

With this festive collection of fall-themed supplies, creating custom crafts for any autumn occasion is a piece of pumpkin pie. Whether you’re celebrating ghosts and ghouls, a day of thanks, or the staples of the season, celebrate your way with this month’s kit! To help you get started, take a look at this video.

They have such cute projects to make this month … check back tomorrow to see what alternative projects I’ve created with this kit.

Meanwhile the upcoming Paper Pumpkin ….

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy. October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

Let me know if there are any questions you have with the upcoming Paper Pumpkin … If your ready, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow with my alternative projects!

Frosted Impressions Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the coolest technique to share with you, and it is so simple you will ask yourself “why” you didn’t think of it myself? lol This technique is called Frosted Impressions.

You will need your window sheets, an embossing folder and an embossing machine, I tried out the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss by Stampin’ Up! I love it’s size, the smooth roll and the fact that each plate is numbered (I’ll share more about that another time). I used the “Cobwebs” embossing folder …

I emboss your Window sheet with your favorite folder and then use sand paper to create the “frosted” look. Watch my short video to see exactly how I did this …

Wasn’t that simple? And it’s so cool … Emboss, sand, and you have a cool background!! I thought the spider webs were appropriate for upcoming holiday … but I truly believe those snowflakes in the mini catalog would be stunning.

I used the many of the components from the Magic in this Night Suite; I’ll have a list for you below.

Now … a quick reminder that today is our 24 hour Stamp Sale … you’ll want to stock up with this stellar price! For one day only, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets at a 15% discount.

Click on this image below for a PDF listing every stamp set that will be on sale … you can view or print off the list!

For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (MT) … choose your favorites from the select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog that are available for purchase at a 15% discount.

You can place an order through me, or shop directly through my online store. The store will have a category entitled “Stamp Sale” that displays every stamp set on sale to ensure a quick and easy shopping experience.

Click Here to Visit My Store

I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy technique …. give it a try. And let me know if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.

Thank you so much and 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 Biggest Stamp Sale of the Year is Almost Here!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I can’t tell you how excited I was to here this news … Are you ready?

The biggest stamp sale of the year is coming up on 23 September! It’ll only last for 24 hours. Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets at a 15% discount.

This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

We’ve created a PDF listing every stamp set that will be on sale. Just click on the link below and you can view or print off the list!

For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (MT) … choose your favorites from the select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog that are available for purchase at a 15% discount.

You can place an order through me, or shop directly through my online store. The store will have a category entitled “Stamp Sale” that displays every stamp set on sale to ensure a quick and easy shopping experience.

Click Here to Visit My Store

Have fun with this amazing list … and let me know if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.

Thank you so much and enjoy your day!

Best Wishes Wreath …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have another card share from the Arrange a Wreath Bundle … this stamp set is so versatile that I had a hard time deciding which four I wanted to use in my class.

Tomorrow is the last day to register for my class …

The Thursday night class is now closed but I do a few spots left in the Saturday Morning class. These four stunning All Occasion Cards will kick off your creative juices again …
Both the In-Class and the Virtual Class include PDF files with instructions, pictures and ingredients so you can recreate the layouts with any of your future projects. You will also have access to the video so you can watch “how to” make the cards.
Save $10.00 on the class when you purchase the “Arrange a Wreath” bundle!
One more note on the class …. if you want to do the “Virtual Class” you can pick up your Card Kit from me, and will not have to pay the “shipping” fee … just the $17.50

RSVP by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd REGISTER HERE

You will be able to create Wedding, Best Wishes, Spring, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day, Fall, Halloween … Christmas, wow! Doesn’t even stop there …

Someone told me they didn’t find this bundle that interesting in the catalog, but once she saw the samples … she’s in for the Virtual (Card Kits) Class along with 2 of her friends.

Let me know if you have any questions about this class, or anything else. Thank you for stopping by today!