Come Sail Away … Guest Stamper: Brenda M.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a masculine card and a 8-1/2″ x 11″ Suite Sampler for you.  So join me (virtually) and we’ll sail away on an open course to creativity with the Come Sail Away Product Suite.  The artsy maritime Designer Series Paper, stamp set, and coordinating dies come together perfectly to help you feel as if 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 Come Sail Away has to offer!

My background has one of the designs from the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper, and is adhered to a Night of Navy card base.  My sail boat and greeting are both stamped with Night of Navy on Sahara Sand cardstock.  I used the coordinating Balmy Blue cardstock which pulls the color out of the designer paper.  I embossed it with the “High Seas” 3D Embossing Folder that is included in the suite … it adds movement and texture to the card.

Also included in the suite are the Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets which embellish the card so nicely.  The bakers twine ties the colors together and the “helm” or “ships steering wheel” adds some fun dimension to the card and ties nicely with the greeting which was die cut using the circle dies.  The lighthouse and birds were stamped on the inside of the card to create a little interest when writing your note.  Besides … I love lighthouses!

Now … if you would like to view a “Sampler” of the Come Sail Away Suite, set your sights on this beauty, created by my friend and Stars team member .. Brenda Morateck.  Brenda used both the Come Sail Away and the High Tide Stamp sets.

Creating “samplers” … home decor pieces are really “HOT” right now, and from looking at Brenda’s, I can see why.  I will most definitely be casing her work, I just love it!! It’s going to be hung on the wall next to my Lighthouse collection.

This was the first thing that I ordered out of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog … I’m hoping this does not retire, but I do know that the 10% SAVINGS of purchasing the “Suite” or the “Bundle” will be gone with this catalog.

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

See you tomorrow ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … These items can also be found on pages 144-146 of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  If you click on any item, it will take you to my stamp store where you can get more details or begin your shopping.  Thank you.

 

Darling Label Punch Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy St. Patty’s Day!! Hope this post finds you healthy and happy.

Looking for a quick and easy way to earn a Sale-A-Bration item without spending tons of time looking through the catalog? Let me say that kits are a great choice, especially for beginner crafters. You’ll get beautiful, pre-designed projects with instructions, which almost guarantees a successful creative experience.

If your looking for a step up and want your creativity to shine, start with this cute tin filled with crafting must-haves, add your favorite paper and adhesives, and begin creating! It’s a favorite of mine!

This beautiful Tin includes:
* Darling Label 6-piece photopolymer stamp set
* Clear stamp block
* Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots
* Darling Label Punch
* 8″ x 8″ x 3″ (20.3 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm) tin

Coordinating colors: Gold, Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy

Now let me show you some cute creations that you can make with this kit …

These projects highlight both the stamps and the punch.  How clever to use the punch to create a background!!  I also love the colorful background made up with scrap piece of cardstock and then utilizing the “hello” stamp that is included in the stamp set that’s included in your beautiful tin.

What a great gift this would make … add some adhesive and maybe some of those cute Glitter Enamel Dots and you’ll have plenty to Gift Yourself a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

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The tin that houses all the fun would make a great gift box too (if you decide you want the kit to sit back a create with) … I would love for you to stop back tomorrow for some additional projects created using this amazing box of fun!
Thanks you for joining me today.  In this time of uncertainty I find myself in my stampin’ studio even more as it calms me and takes my mind to a place of creativity and fun… my “escape”.  Stay healthy … Stay safe, and I’ll meet you back here.  Linda

 

God’s Greatest Gifts …International Women’s Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card for you to celebrate International Women’s Day.  A day in which we acknowledge the contributions of women.  Being in a male dominated field for over 25 years, I’ve felt the struggle of gender inequality. I’m happy to say that I now work with a company the not only respects women (and men) but celebrates their accomplishments.

I believe as women we should support each other, guide each other with the lessons we have learned… and their is no better way to do this than through building a strong network of women supporting women and friendships.

I love Pink and Gray together so that is our color pallet for today.  This is another one of my Stamping Club Cards … It’s through my Card Clubs and Retreats that I have found an avenue for building friendships (and not just with me) but with each other.  Nothing warms my heart more than seeing true friendships blossom.

Our base is Blushing Bride and the front in Basic Gray. We begin by stamping our greeting in White Craft Ink and heat embossing with White Embossing Powder. Once your greeting is done, we stamped our rose onto the Basic Gray with Basic Gray to create a beautiful and subtle background.

Our rose and leaves were stamped with the Basic Gray onto Whisper White cardstock … once dry, we used the Sponge Daubers to “pounce” the Blushing Bride ink color onto our rose image and Pear Pizzazz on the leaves.  DO NOT rub or drag the daubers across the images because it will “re-moisten” the gray ink and smear the two colors together.

The leaves and rose are die cut with the coordinating dies (When you purchase the bundle, you save 10% on your purchase). To finish off my card, I added Wink of Stella to the rose and popped the rose and leaves up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

There are always stamping tips and hints while we create in our clubs … the members share their creative ideas as well. Sometimes we end up changing the cards a touch.  I love stamping with my clubs!!

Interested in joining a Stamping Club … CLICK HERE

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and that is peaks your interest in my stamp clubs.. They don’t start back up again until September but you are more than welcome to sit in on one … either a Wednesday Night or a Saturday Morning.  I will have the dates listed on my calendar.

Contact me for more information … you can join my scheduled club, have your own private stamp club.

If you are interested in joining my Stamping family – the Star’s by Design. Message me.

Enjoy your day today, and thank you for stopping by.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

Fathers Day Card: A Good Man’s Well Dressed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am happy to be back with you today because I have an awesome card to share with you, and the stamp set is available today!  It is the “Well Dressed” stamp set and I’ve paired it with the “A Good Man” stamp set from our annual catalog … perfect for Fathers Day or a birthday for Dad.

I have heard from so many of you that we need more Masculine stamp sets … well Stampin’ Up! not only listened but totally delivered on this one! Create snazzy cards for the men in your life using the Well Dressed Stamp Set. Earn this debonair stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase March 3–March 31, 2020, during part two of our Sale-A-Bration promotion!

I’m so excited to share my card with you today. Like you, I’m always on the lookout for a great masculine stamp set and this one caught my eye right away.  My brother was the inspiration for my card / design … his birthday is either a few days before or on Fathers Day!  I picked Night of Navy and Sahara Sand because I felt they were a timeless and masculine color pallet.

I knew in my head how I wanted to make the card, so I made a layout … trimming pieces until I liked the look. Here is what I came up with, and it includes the dimensions…

After designing the layout, the card was easy to put together, however I wanted to add “something” to it, so I stamped the entire background to create a look a dimension! I found that starting on the top left and stamping across the paper worked better than stamping “down” the paper … Who knew!  Then all my images were stamped in Night of Navy onto the Sahara Sand cardstock.

If you look closely you’ll see the stamping on the background ant that I added a mat on each of the Sahara Sand pieces with Night of Navy, it just seemed to complete the piece.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the hat and the shoe images.  This created extra dimension and depth to the card, and it helps to protect my little key that I added to my greeting.

The key comes from the “Classic Garage Metal Elements” found in the annual catalog.  The greetings on the front and in the inside of the card come from the “A Good Man” stamp set …

The little heart stamped in Merry Merlot also comes from the “A Good Man” stamp set.  This could easily be a Birthday or Fathers Day card.  I love combining stamp sets and Stampin’ Up! makes it easy with their design coordination.

Here is a list of ingredients that I used today to make this card. If you click on any of the items, it will take you to my website and give you details about the product. You may order at this time (If you don’t have a demonstrator) or you may contact me and I can help you.

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Don’t forget that we are in the final month of our Sale-a-bration period, and you can get the “Well Dressed” stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase. Both the Well Dressed and A Good Man stamp sets are perfect for masculine cards, and I hope this one inspires you …
Thank you for joining me today …  Have you caught my “pun” on this card?  The “key” to being a good Dad starts with being a good Man!!  I love the way this card turned out and really like my combination of Well Dressed and A Good Man stamp sets.  How about you?

Have a good day.  Linda

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Many Hearts …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Every now and then I like to go back at look at things we have done in the past … a flashback.  Today I’m sharing samples from our “Meant to Be” stamp set in preparation for Valentines Day. However, don’t let hearts just be for one day of the year … we should share our hearts and kindness everyday. We need a kinder world.

Today I am going to review the many cards, and you’ll be “amazed” at all of the different styles of cards and projects you can create with the “Meant to Be” stamp set and “Stitched Be Mine” dies.  If you did not get this bundle last spring when it was available, you can still purchase the two separately and you qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

I start with the very basic of cards … Stamp, Paper and Ink!  Super simple, great for our new stampers.

Simply stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock.  My next card is also simple but very pretty …

This cards adds a little more dimension when we simply add layers.  Our greeting is backed with the Lovely Lipstick Foil paper which is found in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and can be yours with this bundle or a $50 purchase.

The next card introduces the BigShot and the coordinating “Stitched Be Mine” dies …

This card is also very easy to make … remember this designer paper is no longer available but the “From the Heart” Specialty Designer paper is a winner this year!

The cute little white hearts are cut from the dies included in the bundle.  Many of the dies in this set include the stitched look and the scallops edges.

The next card uses the same little white hearts … and they are stamped in Flirty Flamingo…

The cute scalloped edge on the bottom is yet another die from the coordinating die set in this bundle.  I did introduce the new Stitched Rectangle dies … these are located in our Annual Catalog.  You could easily change the greeting on this card to Welcome a Baby, a Sweet Sixteen or a birthday card … possibilities are endless.

If you’re looking for treat boxes for your children’s upcoming Valentines party or a cute little gift for a neighbor or co-worker, here are some great ideas …

My next card features more of the dies, the one I’m using here actually cuts 2 hearts with one roll of your die cutting machine …

This card was done with the Grapefruit Grove foil paper is highlighted and actually comes in the same package as the Lovely Lipstick … that were Sale-a-bration items “LAST YEAR” so it you stashed it … pull it out now and start creating!!

This card uses the largest of the heart dies and the beautiful little flower die that is also included in the die set.

So many different styles … and from simple beginnings for our newest stampers to lots of beautiful layers and the BigShot.  Don’t forget all the amazing projects and treat boxes you can also make.

I thank you for joining me today … A happy Friday to you!!

Enjoy your weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

And this beautiful box die … Is on the Clearance Rack!!

 

Introducing the NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share some cute cards and a quick video on our NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set.  Grab a cup of coffee and join me for some fun stamping tips! Why the rush on the Little Ladybug … because next month Stampin’ Up! is offering “Coordination Products” so there will be dies to coordinate with our ladybug, more on that down further on this post. Ready …

Host a stamp party and you can earn this stamp set for free with a qualifying amount during Sale-A-Bration from Stampin’ Up!. These cute little ladybugs can work with so many of your projects. Your friends will love using this set to make their own cards so you can have a little ladybug part!

You can host in your home … or you can invite your friends to my stampin’ studio … or you can have a book party! Let’s set a date, it’s a great time to get your favorite NEW items from the Spring Mini Catalog all while earning FREE Sale-a-bration items (you and your friends) and as hostess you can get the ladybugs!

Check out these adorable cards …

Don’t you just love the “Shaker Card” on the far right … Looks like we’ll need the dies for that card.  Here is a closer look …

Oh my Gosh … they have the little ladybugs inside the shaker … I love it!  Here is more information about the Product Coordination…

Please let me know if you have any questions or when you would like to host a stamp party. I’ll get you the supplies you need to have a great party … even book parties!!

There is so much fun going on right now in stamping … I’d love you to join me. I’d be honored to be your demonstrator, if you do not have one. And if you need those catalogs … let me know!

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

Simply Sunday: Peaceful Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and you have set aside some “peaceful” time for yourself. Yesterday I shared a card using the Peaceful Poppies bundle.  Today, I will be sharing a few cards that will show how easy it is to create with our Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

First, let me share a quick video revealing all the beautiful paper designs …

Stunning, don’t you agree!?  The patterns are so pretty it was hard to pick just 2 for today’s cards. Let me start with the most obvious … the tall water colored poppies.  This one seems to be everyone’s favorite and it’s easy to see why …..

The color combination that I used is one of my favorite; Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss.  These two colors compliment each other so well and they really make the designer paper shine in all it’s glory. A simple  greeting is all you need, and I used the Peaceful Moments Stamp set from the Peaceful Poppies suite and punched with the Timeless Label Punch.

The next pattern is one of my favorites … the field of poppies. Poppies were always a favorite flower of mine, even as a child … my mom had them in the garden, the color is so bold and beautiful.

The poppy also commemorates the sacrifice of so many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country.  Fitting that I used “sympathy” on this card, but it would be just as pretty as a birthday card.

The Pretty Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment, then I popped on a couple Peaceful Poppies Sequins to anchor the greeting.

Simple, simple cards … all you need is some beautiful designer paper and a couple of punches, that’s all it takes to create these pretty cards.

 

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your Sunday to join me and explore the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

I hope you continue to have an amazing day …  I will see you tomorrow with a card created using the Peaceful Poppies product suite.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

Guest Stamper: Debi K. Sneak Peek!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

And a Happy New Year to you and your family!! I hope your 2020 is amazing beyond expectations… healthy and happy.

Today I have a cute card to share that was made by one of my Star’s team members, Debi Krebsbach for our Star’s Christmas Party swap.  I was so excited to see all the swaps, and I will share those with you as well … this one however, I do not have the stamp set (yet) and I love it!!  It’s the new “Music From the Heart” stamp set found on page 57 of your 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog.

Debi spritzed her background with alcohol and a few drops of Balmy Blue ink refill in the Stampin’ Spritzer.  Once she stamped her staff on her spritzed cardstock … she “tore” the cardstock to the desired shape. I love it … tearing is an old technique you don’t always see anymore, because we are pretty much caught up in all the fun “die cutting”.

She then stamped her “Clef Note” … whew, I remember that from grade school!! And fussy cut it out.

Love this stamp set and I thank Debi for sharing it with all of us.

Thank you for joining me this New Years Day!

See you tomorrow ~

Simply Sunday: Lots of Cheer / Guest Stamper: Jenny F.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will be sharing with you three projects created with the Lots of Cheer stamp set, one of which includes a Christmas card I received from my friend and fellow demonstrator Jenny F.

You can spread lots of cheer using classic images with a twist from the Lots of Cheer Stamp Set!  You’ll find this cute stamp set in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog …

Let’s start with Jenny’s card …

She used the cute snowman image and created the amazing background with the Pigment Sprinkles.  The Pigment Sprinkles are watercolor pigment crystals in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. Mix them with water to make watercolor backgrounds and washes, and use them for other watercoloring techniques.

It’s always nice to see what else you can make with a stamp set you purchase, so my second project is a cute little gift box. I personally like this wreath … reminds me of those green and red ones you can find in the stores now days …

The last project I’m sharing is another card using the snowman. The simplicity of the card really highlights the snowman… and the blue just reminds you of the tones of winter.

Hope you enjoyed today’s fun and versatile stamp set … Lots of Cheer.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me, I hope you have a beautiful day.

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

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

 

The Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing cards I created with the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle and a couple from Stampin’ Up! It is amazing how different each card turned out … I wanted to show the different elements of the stamp set and dies to demonstrate how versatile this bundle is.

The first card is bursting with holiday flair and is decked out in gold.  The floral pattern really highlights the greeting and ties in the gold throughout the card so nicely. The Shades Spruce and Cherry Cobbler look so regal together and are compliments of the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer paper.

Here is another sample that highlights the floral dies cuts … I love these, they actually look more like a metal embellishment than a die cut piece of cardstock!! They also used the die cut image to create a fun background on this card.

My second card is so different from the first in that we have created our own “Shimmer” paper by spritzing the beautiful Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection.  For a little more sparkle, the snowflakes are cut from the Sparkle Shimmer Paper! But wait … there is one more layer of sparkle when I added the Rhinestones to the snowflakes.

My last card of the three is just simply elegant and done with White and Silver … and yes, graced with a touch of glitter. Instead of die cutting the image and adhering it to the base as I did in the first card, I actually cut it out of the front and used it to impose a second layer to the card… stunning.

I have another samples the highlights the foliage die …

If you didn’t know these cards were from the same stamp set/dies … you might not know that they were!  Stop back tomorrow and I will show you how these holiday cards will be turned into everyday cards!!

Thanks for checking in with me today … meet you back here tomorrow.

Have some fun today!

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 ♥ 

 

Everything Festive …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you a novice crafters … or do you just love making simple yet fabulous cards? Not all cards need to have 5 layers of cardstock and embellishments, sometimes we just like quick -n- cute.  Today we’re going to start with the Everything Festive stamp set …

The Everything Festive Stamp Set will make sure you’re not at a loss for words. Celebrate Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day all with one stamp set! Let’s start with the PS I Love You Card … it’s created with the Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White Cardstocks and the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes … they are the beginning to quick-n-easy cards.

First, we’ll sponge some color on the note card, then add few strips of the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper; notice the basic layout of these cards are the same … just change up your colors!

When you have the Everyday Season punch pack you can add sweet little punched images quickly … on our PS I Love You card it’s the simple hearts in Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo. We used the leaves on the From our Home to Yours punched from the Brights Designer Series Paper.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and/or friends.

Thank you for dropping by today, I’ll see you tomorrow.

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 ♥ 

You Don’t Have to Wait until Black Friday to Enjoy Savings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last day to enjoy savings on the basics like cardstock and ink pads! Plus there are 8 bundles that are on sale too … yesterday I shared many, many samples and have listed them below as well.

It’s a great time to stock up on the items you always need.  Plus, with orders of $50 or more … you will get your order shipped directly to your home, your Virtual Reward points for each $50 and a little “Thank You” gift in the mail from me!

Let’s start out with the beautiful “To a Wild Rose” Bundle …

I will be listing the details so you can see exactly what you would get (and the item number) along with samples to spark your creativity and get you stamping!

There are so many things you can do with this bundle, I have several examples to show you. Some are from my Stamping Clubs! Here you’ll see soft beautiful floral cards …

I love to use my Stampin’ Blends with this beautiful rose … I’ve used them here on the purple card (Highland Heather) so stunning!

This little beauty in Blushing Bride and Going Gray was simply sponging a hint of pink into the petals of our rose, and then using the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  The background was stamping our rose in Going Gray directly onto the Going Gray cardstock … a simple technique of creating your own backgrounds.

The yellow (Daffodil Delight) is actually using the two step process, stamping off for the first solid image and then inking up the detailed (line) image and stamping over it.

Here I have stamped our pretty rose (the two step stamping technique) onto the New In Colors … they are also on SALE! Both Cardstock and Ink Pads (excluding the Purple Posie ink) are on sale too.

Our next bundle in the card parade is the “Path of Petals Bundle”. This little beauty has beautiful, uplifting sentiments and stunning dies to highlight your sentiments and create a focal point on your card.

The next bundle “Parcels & Petals” where you can really stretch out your dollars as you create beautiful handmade gift boxes and then a stunning card to go with it! Just check out the samples below …

Once you create your box with your new dies … you can stamp these beautiful flowers and adorn them to your gift. So pretty …

This pretty card is simple to create by just stamping your Pear Pizzaz ink onto Pear Pizzaz cardstock (the technique we used earlier on our “To a Wild Rose” bundle.  Then with the dies, you can add some delicate embellishments behind your banner to really draw the eye to your greeting.

Next I would like to share the Memorable Mosaic Bundle …

You may also want to add the amazing Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478) It’s mosaic tile designs and floral imagery with shiny, transparent accents is the “cherry on top” to this bundle! The background on this card … and the bird are from this designer paper.

Here are more samples using the Memorable Mosaic Bundle …

 

The next bundle is one of my favorites, and one of the “Top Sellers” at Stampin’ Up! This bundle is so versatile, the dies alone are worth the price … I use them over and over on so many projects and coordinate them with any other stamp set!

The first card I’m going to share with you is one of our “Make & Takes” from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage demonstrator event…

Here I created a sweet -n- simple card using the stamp set and dies …

This next card I used the “Spotlighting Technique” to highlight part of the image. It too is a simple technique and creates eye catching focal point on your card …

Again I have used the “Spotlighting Technique” but instead of stamping, I did it using the designer series paper. Talk about an easy but beautiful card …

On this card, it fussy cut out the little bird on the branch from the Bird Ballad Designer paper (149592) and teamed it up with the Laser Cut Cards & Tin (149595). *Perfect Christmas Gift for your Crafting Friends.

I’ve got to show you one more (told you this was one of my favorites!) Again, I used the designer paper, however you could use the stamp set too, these are just colored already.  Then I used the die to cut out from the background paper (also included in the Bird Ballad Designer Paper) and then put my greeting behind it.  I love that it created another layer of depth to the card … almost a 3D look!

 

Lets have some fun now! The Dino Days Bundle is great for kids … girls love them just as much as boys, and this bundle is so much fun to play with!

These guys are soooo cute, you will most definitely want to team this bundle up with the Dinoroar designer paper: 149589. This is a Stampin’ Up! card …

Here is one of the first cards I made with this bundle. This is representing a “surprise” as he pops out of the egg …

These two cards are actually “Welcome Baby” card … It’s a Girl or It’s a Boy! How cute and unique are these, perfect for the dino lovers in your tribe.

A Dino Birthday card is next … sweet -n- simple!

 

Here is one of my favorites that I made with this bundle. I used a piece of vellum so you could still see the background yet allows your dinosaur to be the main attaction on your card… Love, love, love this one.

The next bundle, Bloom & Grow has beautiful floral designs and sentiments for all occasions …

Did you notice that the card on the top right is using the die from the “Bird Ballad” bundle? I love how Stampin’ Up! designs to coordinate not just one bundle … but many bundles!

On our second card they used the dies to cut out a elegant mat to highlight the greeting …

Last but not least is the beautiful “Band Together Bundle”. The stunning dies in this bundle really highlight the sentiments and bring the flower to life!

Here you will see several ways to change up your flower to give your cards a totally different look. Simply stamp is as a background or stamp it on a separate piece of cardstock and cut them out to make a pretty bouquet behind your greeting … amazing!!

I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards as much as I did pulling it all together and revisiting some of my favorites. It also added 2 more to my Wish List!! Let’s get them ordered before Midnight tomorrow so we can get our 15% Discount. I love a savings too!

If you need any help, please let me know … even though the promotion says OnLine Extravaganza, it doesn’t mean you can’t come to me with your order.

Thank you for hanging out with me today!

Have a wonderful rest of your 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 sale price might not appear on the links, but I assure you, all items on sale will have the 15% discount when we check out.

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Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

 

Eight Bundle Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Grab a cup of coffee or a hot chocolate, then sit back and relax as you go through this parade of cards!

I thought today would be a good day to share with you some fun and pretty cards that showcase the 8 bundles that are on sale during our Online Extravaganza.  Don’t let the name fool you … you can come through me to place your order if you don’t like shopping on line, I’d be happy to help.

Plus, with orders of $50 or more … you will get your order shipped directly to your home, your Virtual Reward points for each $50 and a little “Thank You” gift in the mail from me!

Let’s start out with the beautiful “To a Wild Rose” Bundle …

I will be listing the details so you can see exactly what you would get (and the item number) along with samples to spark your creativity and get you stamping!

There are so many things you can do with this bundle, I have several examples to show you. Some are from my Stamping Clubs! Here you’ll see soft beautiful floral cards …

I love to use my Stampin’ Blends with this beautiful rose … I’ve used them here on the purple card (Highland Heather) so stunning!

This little beauty in Blushing Bride and Going Gray was simply sponging a hint of pink into the petals of our rose, and then using the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  The background was stamping our rose in Going Gray directly onto the Going Gray cardstock … a simple technique of creating your own backgrounds.

The yellow (Daffodil Delight) is actually using the two step process, stamping off for the first solid image and then inking up the detailed (line) image and stamping over it.

Here I have stamped our pretty rose (the two step stamping technique) onto the New In Colors … they are also on SALE! Both Cardstock and Ink Pads (excluding the Purple Posie ink) are on sale too.

Our next bundle in the card parade is the “Path of Petals Bundle”. This little beauty has beautiful, uplifting sentiments and stunning dies to highlight your sentiments and create a focal point on your card.

The next bundle “Parcels & Petals” where you can really stretch out your dollars as you create beautiful handmade gift boxes and then a stunning card to go with it! Just check out the samples below …

Once you create your box with your new dies … you can stamp these beautiful flowers and adorn them to your gift. So pretty …

This pretty card is simple to create by just stamping your Pear Pizzaz ink onto Pear Pizzaz cardstock (the technique we used earlier on our “To a Wild Rose” bundle.  Then with the dies, you can add some delicate embellishments behind your banner to really draw the eye to your greeting.

Next I would like to share the Memorable Mosaic Bundle …

You may also want to add the amazing Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478) It’s mosaic tile designs and floral imagery with shiny, transparent accents is the “cherry on top” to this bundle! The background on this card … and the bird are from this designer paper.

Here are more samples using the Memorable Mosaic Bundle …

 

The next bundle is one of my favorites, and one of the “Top Sellers” at Stampin’ Up! This bundle is so versatile, the dies alone are worth the price … I use them over and over on so many projects and coordinate them with any other stamp set!

The first card I’m going to share with you is one of our “Make & Takes” from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage demonstrator event…

Here I created a sweet -n- simple card using the stamp set and dies …

This next card I used the “Spotlighting Technique” to highlight part of the image. It too is a simple technique and creates eye catching focal point on your card …

Again I have used the “Spotlighting Technique” but instead of stamping, I did it using the designer series paper. Talk about an easy but beautiful card …

On this card, it fussy cut out the little bird on the branch from the Bird Ballad Designer paper (149592) and teamed it up with the Laser Cut Cards & Tin (149595). *Perfect Christmas Gift for your Crafting Friends.

I’ve got to show you one more (told you this was one of my favorites!) Again, I used the designer paper, however you could use the stamp set too, these are just colored already.  Then I used the die to cut out from the background paper (also included in the Bird Ballad Designer Paper) and then put my greeting behind it.  I love that it created another layer of depth to the card … almost a 3D look!

 

Lets have some fun now! The Dino Days Bundle is great for kids … girls love them just as much as boys, and this bundle is so much fun to play with!

These guys are soooo cute, you will most definitely want to team this bundle up with the Dinoroar designer paper: 149589. This is a Stampin’ Up! card …

Here is one of the first cards I made with this bundle. This is representing a “surprise” as he pops out of the egg …

These two cards are actually “Welcome Baby” card … It’s a Girl or It’s a Boy! How cute and unique are these, perfect for the dino lovers in your tribe.

A Dino Birthday card is next … sweet -n- simple!

 

Here is one of my favorites that I made with this bundle. I used a piece of vellum so you could still see the background yet allows your dinosaur to be the main attaction on your card… Love, love, love this one.

The next bundle, Bloom & Grow has beautiful floral designs and sentiments for all occasions …

Did you notice that the card on the top right is using the die from the “Bird Ballad” bundle? I love how Stampin’ Up! designs to coordinate not just one bundle … but many bundles!

On our second card they used the dies to cut out a elegant mat to highlight the greeting …

Last but not least is the beautiful “Band Together Bundle”. The stunning dies in this bundle really highlight the sentiments and bring the flower to life!

Here you will see several ways to change up your flower to give your cards a totally different look. Simply stamp is as a background or stamp it on a separate piece of cardstock and cut them out to make a pretty bouquet behind your greeting … amazing!!

I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards as much as I did pulling it all together and revisiting some of my favorites. It also added 2 more to my Wish List!! Let’s get them ordered before Midnight tomorrow so we can get our 15% Discount. I love a savings too!

If you need any help, please let me know … even though the promotion says OnLine Extravaganza, it doesn’t mean you can’t come to me with your order.

Thank you for hanging out with me today!

Have a wonderful rest of your 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 sale price might not appear on the links, but I assure you, all items on sale will have the 15% discount when we check out.

Supply List

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

 

Simply Sunday: Seasons Greetings Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card featuring the So Many Stars stamp set from the So Many Stars bundle. This simple card layout works perfectly to fit any occasion such as a birthday or welcoming a sweet new baby … so many possibilities.

One of the easiest ways to create a card is to bring out your designer paper and use it for the background. Today’s card features the Monster Mash designer paper … that’s right! The beautiful filigree pattern of the Monster Mash designer paper lends itself well to any occasion card. (Do you see a theme here … Our bundles and papers are very versatile).

The card is done in Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla taken from the designer paper. The star image was stamped onto the vanilla and was cut out using the Layering Squares Dies. Now if you are just getting into stamping, you won’t need the dies, just cut them out with your paper cutter. The cute rhinestone in the center comes from the Holiday Rhinestones!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to highlight your greeting than a quick punch in the corner with the Detail Trio punch … don’t you just love that cute little accent and of course I needed to add a little bling!

If you’re giving a friend a beautiful card and want to give them a small gift to show your appreciation, why not use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies … a yummy truffle fits perfectly in there, or you can use your imagination. Just something to have fun with.

When creating cards … use what you have (even if it was originally for a different holiday). Remember simple patterns work well … just change out the color or the stamp set and the card looks totally different, and you’ll have a stress free stamping day!

Thank you so much for checking in with me today …

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

Good news: three days of savings starts next week with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019. I just had to let you know about this upcoming sale, and check back on November 18 for more details.

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

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Star filled Christmas Wishes Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautifully unique card that I designed for my Holiday Stamping Retreat.  It features the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate which has a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.  This unique acetate highlights our So Many Stars Bundle.

The sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from in the So Many Stars Stamp Set. Create galaxies of projects that dazzle like the cosmos. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want. It contains 21 photopolymer stamps so you can let your creativity flow! On this card I used one of the many greetings …

Our greetings were cut out from the Layering Ovals Dies. I used the Whisper White and the Seaside Spray cardstock and ink pad.  I love this new color … one from our newest group of our In-Colors.

The greeting is our focal point to the card but is highlighted with our swag of stars and and a sprinkling of outlying stars.  These Stitched Stars Dies create various custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more in record time!  There are a whopping 23 stars dies … amazing! This bundle is definitely a must have for your stamp collection … perfect for birthdays, graduations, new promotion, sweet little baby … just to name a few.

Just wanted to share a different view of this card (above) … it highlights the layers and shows how the Seaside Spray color comes through the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet. Our pretty stars are then adorned with the Rhinestone jewels just to add another layer of sparkle and texture … so pretty.

Inside you also get a little peek of the stamped stars … don’t want to leave the inside plain as there are so many star stamps to choose from, and don’t forget to stamp your envelope too!

This was a favorite of many as they were thrilled to be able to use the new Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, and it turned out beautiful.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me and got to sit in for a minute at our Holiday Stamping Retreat. YOU should really think about joining us this Spring! 

Save the date: April 24th – 26th, 2020!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

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

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!