Celebrating World Card Making Day!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy World Card Making Day!! World Card Making Day is an annual celebration commemorated on the first Saturday of October. Did you know that today is also World Smile Day … and what better way to create smiles that to give or get a card!!

I’m inviting you and your stamping friends to join me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page … CLICK HERE TO JOIN IN Welcome post is at 7am … then I’ll be posting every hour with tips, games, and LIVE demonstrations! Can’t wait to see you there!

I’m here to inspire you … then let out your creativity and make a card for your loved ones.

Have an amazing day ~

Looking for simplicity? Look at Card Kits …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

Let’s learn a little bit more about the kits and what’s inside your kits…. Every collection kit is different but includes similar types of products.

In this video, Join Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass to find out about the product types, see how to use them, and learn some crafty terminology!

Here is a cute kit I have not seen yet so I checked out the video and thought I’d share it with you! It’s so cute and “beachy”!!

This is just one of the many kits available, just head over to my website to see them all … http://www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.

Have a fabulous day ~

Here are some of the card kits available …

Raise Your Hand …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last day of our Sale-a-bration promotion and I wouldn’t be doing my job as your creative coach if I didn’t mention it at all. I get it, we are all busy and things slip our minds so, if you were interested in one of the Sale-a-bration items … Let me know.

You can get FREE Stamps with a qualifying purchase or you can choose a FREE bundle when you join my team and the Stampin’ Up! family …

I will admit the FREE bundle is pretty cool, and the discount on all future orders is also great, but I must tell you that the reason I have remained on this stampin’ journey for 21 years, are the amazing relationships that I have built. My stampin’ friends, my stampin’ sisters and the sweet ladies on my team …

✨ What would be your reason for joining my community of Stampin’ Sisters. 🥰 I invite you to join me … Take this offer/ journey out for a test drive, I’ll be beside you in the passengers seat to help guide you! ❤

It truly is the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate “and enjoy” the journey. Are you ready to start … CLICK HERE

The Starter Kit is $99 (Free Shipping) Choose $125 in product and a FREE Bundle. Ends tonight at midnight.

Message me if you have any questions … Have an amazing day.

Delicate Dahlias & Coloring Vellum

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share this fun and simple technique. Today we are coloring our Heat Embossed Vellum … it is so simple and fun to do. I’ll be sharing a video along with 2 cards that I created using this technique.

Let’s begin with the video … it is a replay of my Facebook LIVE last night. You can also find it on YouTube along with all my technique and tip videos.

Wasn’t that easy … and just think, you can use any color you want!! You can also use any stamped images that your heart desires. The Delicate Dahlias will disappear on October 1st, 2021.

The Delicate Dahlias set is FREE right now in our Sale-a-bration catalog with a $50 purchase from any catalog! Here is the card that I created during the video ….

My next card is the one in which I embossed the Dahlia in silver and colored with our New Polished Pink In-Color. I love the way this turned out … remember I’m using the “backside” of the embossed image so I decided to use the Soft Succulent pattern from the Pansy Petals Designer paper because it coordinates beautifully.

As on the first card, I added texture with the Painted Texture embossing folder and then on this card I accented it with the Highland Heather cardstock. I added the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon to tie into the designer paper … and to pose as “leaves” to my flower.

I also used the beautiful 2021-23 In Color Jewels on my cards … the Polished Pink on our first card, and the Soft Succulent on the second.

I hope you enjoyed the video and the cards, and don’t forget … Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow.

Thank you for joining me today, and last night if you caught this LIVE!

Here is a list of the products I used on my cards. You may click on any one for more information on the product, or to begin shopping so you can start making these adorable cards. Thank you.

Thank You Dahlias …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a pretty card that showcases the Delicate Dahlias in Fresh Freesia. It’s such a soft delicate color for these pretty flowers and creates a warm “thank you” for your recipient.

The dahlias are stamped multiple times on the Basic White cardstock … years ago this technique was common because the gorgeous designer papers you see now days, just weren’t there so we created our own backgrounds. Here we took it a step further and used it to showcase the flowers.

The card needed a come texture so I used the “Brick & Mortor” Embossing Folder behind my flowers … it reminds you of a lovely summer garden.

The greeting comes from the amazing Welcoming Woods stamp set (LOVE this one!!) It has so many nice greetings with a mixture of fonts … they look so pretty! I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies for my greeting … I die cut out the Fresh Freesia and then cut the white piece out with my cutter, and the greeting was stamped in the coordinating Fresh Freesia ink.

To finish off my card I wanted to keep the soft look of the card so I added the White Glitter Organdy ribbon… who doesn’t want a touch of sparkle with the soft flow of the ribbon. Then I added three Opal Rounds placed around the greeting …

We still have a few days left … well 2 to get your hands on the Delicate Dahlia stamp set. I am completing my class up this week so when you purchase through me, and choose the Dahlia set, I will send you an invite to a private Facebook page where I will have video’s and PDF for additional Dahlia cards!!

Here is a card I had shared prior using the distinktive stamps in this set …. don’t they look real? It really brings the dahlias to life … I wanted you to see how the two different large dahlias in the stamp set looked.

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards and I thank you hanging out with me today. Join me tonight on my Facebook LIVE to see a fun and easy technique using the Delicate Dahlias!

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 

Joyful Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a “simply” beautiful card using the Peaceful Prints Designer paper, and today I have another with this paper but highlighting the NEW Holly Border Punch. It was something on my Wish List so today I wanted to share this card with you… these two holiday treats paired perfectly together.

Like you, I get bogged down with work, chores, kids … yes, mine are older but they still call Mom!! lol So I like to share pretty cards that are quick & easy card to make. A little layering and it looks all decked out!!

I chose this cute polka dot paper so the green would show through the punched holly! It’s actually 2 pieces, one behind the holly punch and the other as our background. I used Basic Black with the Holly punch to create an eye catching impact!

I layered a piece of red plaid behind the holly piece to add a pop of color and to coordinate and make the Red Rhinestones light up the card. I used the “Take Your Pick” tool to pick up and apply the rhinestones to my card.

Both designer paper patterns are from the limited time offer Peaceful Prints Designer Paper as our background. This paper is just one of the items you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase!

I used the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set for my greeting, it is stamped with our Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and punched with the Double Oval punch.

I used the adorable White Glitter Organdy Ribbon to tie together all of the white on the card and add just a little more sparkle, as if the 23 Red Rhinestones didn’t do it!! Some girls like their sparkle … just saying 😉

Don’t forget … the Peaceful Prints designer paper is FREE for a limited time. Our Sale-a-bration period ends in just 3 days! I have included a list of ingredients for you below.

Thank you for joining me day. 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

Simple Sunday: Christmas Deer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We just kicked back to welcome autumn in with it’s warm days, cool nights and stunning colors and then got a major jolt when “this” was announced …. YIKES!

Are you ready? If you are looking for a quick & easy card to make this holiday season this could be exactly what you are looking for …. And the Designer Paper is FREE!

We begin with this limited time offer Peaceful Prints Designer Paper as our background. This paper is just one of the items you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase! The red plaid with white snowflakes such a fun holiday print, and just one of many “merry” patterns.

Here is the entire packet of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series paper …

I chose to compliment this designer paper with a pop of Basic Black in the form of a banner and the card base. Another banner was added in Basic White to stamp our greeting.

I used the Shimmer Snowflake to draw your eye to the focal point … our deer! The deer uses the coordinating punch and Peaceful Printed designer paper. That’s right, the deer is punched from the designer paper …

This cute card is easy to make and you’ll love saving money on your cards this year because the Peaceful Prints designer paper is FREE! I have a list of ingredients below for you.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your Sunday with me.

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

We’re Winding Down …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The weekend is here, fall is upon us and we are down to only days remaining of our Fall Sale-a-bration!! So many wonderful items you can get for FREE … details are listed below.

Sale-A-Bration Time!

Have you heard the news? Stampin’ Up! just released an exciting new Sale-a-Bration catalog full of rewards! Wait, what? Sale-a-Bration in the fall?

Yes, you hear that right. Don’t worry, you aren’t caught up in some crazy time warp back to January and February – it’s our first time to celebrate Sale-a-Bration twice in one year!

That means, for the first time, you can earn Sale-a-Bration rewards while getting all the gorgeous goodies you need for your Autumn and holiday projects from the newly released July-December Mini Catalog!

Sale-a-Bration is the most popular sale of the year because you get bonus rewards whether you shop, host, or join.

SHOP – Choose exclusive reward stamp sets or other items with each purchase of $50. Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100.

HOST – Earn IN YOUR WORDS STAMP SET with party sales of $300.

JOIN – Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99! We’ll also throw in a bundle of your choice FROM OUR CURATED LIST.

Check them out now and see which rewards are your favorites. Watch our Sale-A-Bration Intro Video.

Have a beautiful day ~
Stampin’ Hugs, Linda


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From August 3 through September 30th, when you join my team and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose a bundle from our curated list from the new August-December 2021 Mini Catalog to your Starter Kit for FREE.

The customizable Starter Kit is already a fantastic value, so adding an entire bundle from a brand new catalog is the frosting on top of the cake!

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Thank you for joining me today. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about Sale-a-bration.

Have a wonderful day ~

Seasons of Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Pumpkins, leaves, and Christmas trees—this time of year is overflowing with fun! 🍁

The Seasons of Fun Stamp Set illustrates the fun-filled festivities that await in autumn and beyond—

Jumping into piles of leaves, trick-or-treating in a cute costume, picking the perfect Christmas tree, and “snow” much more are packed into one stamp set!

Falling for this set? Host a papercrafting party and get it for free! I can come to your home, or we can party “from anywhere” when I set up a special Facebook Party page for you and your guests … just message me and we’ll set something up.

Check out these additional cards created with this cute Host Stamp Set …

Here is the card celebrating the winter season and Christmas …

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, but before you go … Can we set up a date for your party? Message Me.

Halloween POP UP Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Enter if you Dare!! Today, I’m sharing the a Fun & Functional Halloween Card … The fun is the POP UP – inside the card a haunted cabin pops up to give you a 3-D effect complete with ghosts!! The functional is the my card serves as a “GIFT CARD” too!

Let’s start with the front of the card … I used the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and Black & White Gingham Ribbon dyed with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Marker.

The inside of the card is created with the “Peaceful Cabin” bundle and the magic of our Blending Brushes … this is illustrated in the video below.

You’ll also see that I used another pattern of the Cute Halloween Designer Paper which creates the pocket you can put your Gift Card into.

In this photo, you will notice I “did not” line the back of my cabin as I showed in the video … I wanted you to see the difference. Here you can see the purples through the cabin … kind of spooky!

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

This fun card is very easy to make … three simple components, the front, the pop up & background and the base in which you can tuck in a Gift Card. Your ghouls and goblins are going to flip for this card!!

The dimensions for the “pop up” section of the card is 3″ by 2-1/4″ … score in 1/2″ incriminates: Score at 1/2″ – 1″ – 1-1/2″ and 2″ … then CUT at 2-1/4″. The 1/4″ edge will be your glue flap that secures the pop up together.

Here is the Fall Special I talked about in my video. Please message me if you have any question. Thank you!!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

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 

Hey Boooooo …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Check out this little cutie direct from Stampin’ Up ….

We know Halloween is on the way, but don’t be “afraid” to stray from a traditional color scheme. Combine our Cutest Halloween Bundle with soft, subtle shades for a happy and light-hearted Halloween card!This is so adorable!

I will be demonstrating “Halloween” tonight on my Facebook page LIVE!! Come join me – I begin at 6:30 pm Central. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll see you tonight at 6:30

Christmas Whimsy

Hello Stamp in’ Friends ~

The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is the perfect program for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects.

Our newest kit is the Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you!

All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

Details


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

What a perfect way to begin your crafting, the Christmas Whimsy is fun and easy to create, and a wonderful family activity too! Order yours today CLICK HERE and you can have your Christmas cards done before Thanksgiving!

Thanks for joining me today, hope yours is a good one.

Simple Sunday: Wintry Cabin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for another card from the Peaceful Cabin Bundle and Peaceful Place Specialty Designer paper? Today’s card highlights the pattern with several cabins on it … it is so pretty, I just had to use it and share it with you.

If you’re looking for a quick & easy card to make this holiday season this could be exactly what you are looking for …. You will get 12 cards just from this pattern!

I also love that this beautiful card could be sent to your best girlfriend or your brother as we would all love to spend some time in that lovely A-Frame house … at least I would. As a child I had a fascination with them, so unique and beautiful!

Here is the entire packet of the Peaceful Place Designer Series paper …

I chose to compliment this designer paper with a pop of Real Red to usher in that holiday feeling. The swish of the ribbon adds movement to the card like the breeze of winter winds.

I used the Everyday Label punch to showcase my sentiment and then added a pop of the red behind it to make it really create it as the focal point …

A touch of the Wink of Stella on the two main cabins in the woods really adds that wintry shimmer to our scene. I added a little sparkle to my card with the Wonderful Gems. These are adhesive-backed, faceted gems with gold glitter flecks. You see a touch of that shimmer in the ribbon as well … it coordinates so lovely together.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your Sunday with me.

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

Peaceful Cabin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to share this card today … My Stamp Club is meeting this week and we are using the Peaceful Place suite which includes the Peaceful Cabin Bundle and Peaceful Place Specialty Designer paper. You can find these goodies in the Mini catalog on pages 36 through 38.

I thought they would love to have another sample to use when they get their products from this suite so I came up with this little beauty ….

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set, to another place, and escape. This versatile set has stamps you can use separately, or you can pair them for a peaceful, wintry scene. You’ll be creating the warmth which reflects the beauty of the season by adding these serene greetings and images to your handmade cards, gift tags and more.

The calming nature scenes and muted color schemes in the specialty paper will set the perfect mood for your cards or scrapbook pages.

Although the trees look black they are actually Evening Evergreen as is the mat behind this beautiful paper. The cabin is cut from Basic White and all of them are popped up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals …

I stamped the greeting in Evening Evergreen. The greeting comes from the Time of Giving stamp set from the Time of Giving Bundle (I’ll be sharing samples from that bundle in upcoming posts).

The coordinating products in this suite make it so easy to create these amazing cards … I think this card would also make the perfect birthday card. Who doesn’t love a cabin in the woods, the perfect escape!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by and visit!

Have a nice weekend ~

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

My Top 3 Pinterest Cards!

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Ready for some Friday Fun?? Last night I met with my Stamp Club and we were talking about “Pinterest” and I shared “what I thought” was my #1 “pinned” card … I was wrong, so I thought it would be cool to share my Top 3 with you today!! Let’s see if any of these are the ones YOU pinned!

Card #3 ….

It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog!

This card was featured on my Simply Sunday series of cards … and you can view the entire post by CLICKING HERE!

Card #2 ….

Well … this little cutie is going to look VERY familiar because it was just highlighted yesterday with the Penguin Playmates Designer Paper cards …

That Polar Bear is so cute and the card is so simple to make, (check out yesterday’s post for directions) it’s not a surprise this is in the Top 3, however … I thought it was the #1 Card!!

Hmmm … which one do you think it is?

CARD #1

This card BLEW all the others away with over 13K hits! Not bad considering it hasn’t been out there that long! Are you ready to see it??

It is the “Tidings of Christmas” in Misty Moonlight

A Merry & Bright card for sure coming from our Tidings of Christmas suite … these stocking are are quite lovely and the pretty paper makes this a perfect card to send to all your friends and family. To see the original post / how it was made just CLICK HERE.

I’ve put a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post so you can shop for what you need to make these popular cards! And you still have a little time left to grab those Sale-a-bration Freebies! Instructions can be found by clicking the links by the picture.

I thank you for following my blog and checking in today.

Have a nice weekend ~

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