Well Dressed or Best Dressed … Celebrating Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share two cards with you featuring Sale-a-bration items, some really cool designer paper and a sneak peek into how I create a layout and design a card.  Both cards also highlight the “Well Said” stamp set!

Let’s begin with the layout … My first decision is which stamp set I’m going to use and today I wanted to share the “Well Dressed” stamp set. Only two more days and this one will be gone, because it is an item you can earn FREE with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order.

I chose the Stitched Rectangle dies as the stamps from the “Well Dressed” stamp set fit so nicely. I laid them out the way I wanted them on my card, then stamped them in Gray onto Whisper White and matted them with Basic Black.

My thought behind this “retirement” card was that it was time to let go of the tie and items normally associated with going to your job including ditching the watch as you’ll see on the inside of the card …

The designer paper I used here is from a sampler set that comes with the cute little paper cutter, both of which are FREE and tucked into your Starter Kit.  You also get an extra FREE stamp set …

You’ll get all of this for $99 plus you will choose $125 more products!  It’s a great time to explore the benefits and opportunity of joining my Stars by Design team and the Stampin’ Up! family.  If you’re thinking about it … Give me a call 262-334-1009 or email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Back to my card! The designer paper is from the Country Club suite of products and really highlights the Well Dressed stamp set. Nice classy look … Don’t you love the way the stitching in the die cuts coordinates with the design on the tie, which looks great with the designer paper!!

Here is a list of supplies for both cards … Our “Well Dressed” Masculine and the “Best Dressed” feminine card …

My second card does a 180 from the masculine to a more feminine card.  This card highlights the So Very Vellum Designer paper and is teamed up with the “Best Dressed” Designer Series paper …

As I stated earlier, both cards used the “Well Said” stamp set for my sentiments.  This card reflects a special thank you “for everything” you do … I’m here for you as well.  The cute little handbags were fussy cut from the designer paper which you see in the foreground.

The sentiments were stamped in gray onto Whisper White and then die cut using the Stitched so Sweetly dies…

I popped up the greeting which highlights the bags as well and then to finish off this sweet card, a few rhinestones because what girl doesn’t like a little bit of bling!

I was so excited to share these two card with you, I’ve got so many ideas with all of the Sale-a-bration items but time is running out. We only have today and tomorrow and then it’s gone for another year.  I understand that during these uncertain times getting everything you want may be difficult, maybe the starter kit with all it’s FREEBIES is an option. Let me know if you want to talk about the options.

Meanwhile, I’ll be stamping and will return tomorrow with the last of my Sale-a-bration projects.

Thank you for spending time with me today! This is a great way for us to gather … when we can’t gather.

Enjoy your day ~

 

 

 

Only Two Weeks Remaining of Sale-a-Bration …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only about two weeks left to our Sale-a-bration promotion, I just wanted to share some of the benefits of this with you. My card today features the Lilly Impressions Designer Series paper which is one of the FREE items you can earn during Sale-a-bration …

I paired my FREE designer paper with one of my favorite new bundles … the So Sentimental bundle (page 20). This bundle includes beautiful sentiments and amazing die shapes to go with you sentiments or anything you choose. This threesome is perfect for making quick, easy … beautiful cards.

When you shop during Sale-a-Bration … YOU can earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold. For example, if you spend $50 you can choose 1 Level 1 item … If you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.  Having 2 Levels gives you more flexibility to choose what you want, and the choice to pick products at a higher value.  See Levels / Amounts Below.

Market

Level 1

Level 2

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$50

$100

When you HOST a Stampin’ Party with qualifying orders ($300) YOU will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set! This is above the rest of your Hostess gifts. Plus you will receive a special gift from me and all of the projects I demonstrate at your party!! Let’s gather and have some fun … then we’ll sit down and pick out all your free goodies!!

Anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and their choice of stamp set*. / *Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.

Check out the quick video ….

This is the perfect opportunity to open that door and explore what may be waiting for you! You can take this ride and make it your own, or you can sit back and relax and just savor the discount while enjoying all the benefits that every demonstrator enjoys … let’s talk!  I’ll put on the coffee, let’s see what happens.

One last look at our card today …

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and let me know if I can help you with your Sale-a-bration order, or if your ready to host a stamp party!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … You’ll choose a FREE Sale-a-bration Item with each $50 (before S&H) from either the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog. You will also earn a Virtual Rewards Point from me to put towards a FREE Stamp Set of your choice for each $50!! Double the goodies.

 

Rise & Shine for Sale-A-Bration

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Straight from the pages of Stampin’ Up! … we’re sharing news about something great!  Have you heard about Stampin’ Up!’s Reversibles stamps? These patent-pending, photopolymer stamps let you ink and stamp on both sides, giving you super-fun, mirror-image stamping and layering options.

And if this news isn’t cool enough, we have more: With our Sale-A-Bration second release, you can earn the Reversibles, 15-piece Rise & Shine Stamp Set (item 152303) FREE. Wait! It gets even better. This set also coordinates with our Cup of Cheer Dies (item 152303).  Remember … when you purchase the dies, your purchase goes toward earning the stamp set.

So … If you love a good latte, Stampin’ Up! has brewed up a stamp set just for YOU — and it’s FREE with a minimum qualifying purchase of $100.  I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for joining me today, can’t wait for you to see what I have for you tomorrow!  Linda

 

Foils are FAB!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you been shopping lately and seen the “new” fashions? Hmmmm … Reminds me of the ’70’s with the big flowers and bright colors!! Whew … I’m not going back there again! lol  However, it does look cute on a card!

Today I’ve got a card poppin’ with ’70’s style! I began with the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer paper and grabbed my Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  These cute little flowers are quick -n- easy to color in. Once done I took my colored paper and cut out the center using the Stitched Rectangle Dies! I want layer the pattern …

You can see the pattern is not really broken as it continues beyond the Bermuda Bay mat behind the cut out piece of designer paper.  I believe this is called the “Eclipse” technique … or Spotlighting. What ever you call it, it’s a fun and easy technique to do.

Once layered, I wanted to bring the “flower” into the card.  I tried to double the small daisy punch but it was still too big so I used the Small Bloom punch from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Punch twice, sponge a little color on the edges, use a glue dot to secure the two pieces together … and then I used the top of an Aqua Painter to push into my flower so the edges would pop up!  What was cool about that is it left a little dotted circle (not sure you can see from the pictures). Then I used a Faceted Gem in the center.

To finish off my card … My greeting comes from the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp set, also from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This stamp set actually coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!! How fun is that.

I also want to mention that TODAY … March 10th is the last day to subscribe to our special Paper Pumpkin.  Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it’s 7th year!! This special kit includes two stamp sets and comes packaged in a one-of-a-kind box. Don’t miss this incredible value! Subscribe here: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it! Please let me know if you have any questions about the card or Paper Pumpkin … happy to help!

Have an awesome day, Linda

 

Don’t Throw them Scraps Away … CREATE!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent time in my stamping room doing some more cleaning and of course, stamping.  While cleaning up my area I found some scraps left over from earlier cards, well, the Flowering Foils is so pretty I didn’t want to throw it out so I decided to use it up….

The card samples I have shared previously using the Flowering Foils have been on the subtle side so today I’d like to punch it up with color.  We’ll be using the the “sponging” technique, and I’ve chosen the sponge daubers because they are a little easier to control the color / ink application.  I’m using Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mamba!

I decided to apply / sponge the ink onto the designer paper before cutting the flowers out.  You can see that some of the flower and foliage are cut off but I didn’t have the heart to throw it away.  After coloring the images I cut the flowers out knowing that they were going to bump up to the sides of the card front.

I used Soft Sea Foam cardstock to mount my flowers … however, I had to stamp my greeting first, then I ran it threw the die machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture…

So our piece is now stamped, then embossed and now the floral pieces were tucked up into the corners … both of the pieces were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The strip of Grapefruit Grove ribbon was added to bring the color across the page.

The “Happy Birthday” greeting and sentiment below comes from the Peaceful Moments Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and was punched with the 1-1/2″ circle punch and then a mat was cut from the Circle dies. Once everything was applied to the front, I mounted it to a Mossy Meadow base.

This angle really shows the foils and the dimension on the card from popping up the floral pieces.  Not bad for a bunch of scraps right!!  Don’t throw them away … just place the edge of the designer paper onto the edge of your card front.  Perfect!!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s card.  You can click on any one of them for more information or to start shopping…

Now … I have added the Clear Faceted Gems to my flowers and used the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends to color them.  So tell me … Do you like the card with or without the faceted gems?  Comment below.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and discovering how to used up your scraps, and for joining me in a little fun by voting on the faceted gems … yes or no?

Have a wonderful day, Linda

Sharing Several Techniques used on the Flowering Foils Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a picture on my Facebook page “Linda’s Stampin’ Escape” filled with some great ideas on how you can modify or transform your “Flowering Foils” Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also have a list of these techniques …

Here’s some ideas on how to alter your Flowering Foils DSP – FREE with a $50 purchase!

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1) Sponge dauber or stampin sponges
2) Stampin Blends (can fussy cut out)
3) Stampin Write markers
4) Sponge Brayer
5) Run through embossing folder
6) Stampin spritzer w/re-inker
7) Wink of Stella (with re-inker)
8) Stamp directly with solid stamp
9) Pigment Sprinkles (with aqua painter)
10) Add lines with marker/pen

Let’s review some of the cards that I have shared with you that highlight the “Flowering Foils” Specialty Designer Series Paper….

Coloring with the Stampin’ Blends / Flowers “fussy cut” out ….

Using Sponge Daubers to add color ….

Using Sponges or the Sponge Brayer to add color (Ombre Technique) …

Leave it plain because it’s pretty!

Soooo … What are you waiting for?  Don’t wait too long.  It could be gone … That is what happens when we run out of product because of your overwhelming response.

The following items have already been discontinued …

The “Golden Honey Specialty Designer paper was just discontinued yesterday.  Don’t miss out on any of the Sale-a-bration items available.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with your order.  If you do not have a demonstrator already, I’m here to help you out.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Make sure you come back tomorrow and check out the card I’ve created using another one of the techniques listed above.

Have a great day!  Linda

A Well Dressed Retirement Fun Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another great masculine card for you from the Well Dressed stamp set, and I have paired it with the Flowering Foils Designer Series paper.  There is one pattern I have not shared with you yet, and it pairs perfectly with today’s card which also has a fun fold … layout (you decide).

It wasn’t hard to choose a color pattern since I knew I was going to use the last pattern from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper, I love the way it looks with Early Espresso so I was set.  I also wanted to create another card using the Well Dressed stamp set and a fun fold / card layout!

You begin with a half sheet of Early Espresso cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) … Score at 4-1/4″ and then cut at 5-3/4″.  With the piece that you cut cut off, cut off 1-1/2″ so you have a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece.  Now you will cut two strips of the Designer paper 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ … these will get adhered to the flap on your card base and the extra piece (panel)  you cut. For the inside cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White.

For the “tie” which is the piece that will actually tie your card together you will need a 3″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White and 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Early Espresso … the tie is stamped with Early Espresso ink.  When attaching the the tie … align the extra piece you cut with the bottom of your card base, now you can secure the tie piece to the top flap and bottom panel of your card … make sure you only use adhesive on the top and back of the cardstock.

When it came to stamping the inside of my card, I aligned my stamps on the grid paper and then placed my block over the top.  I made sure that it would fit between the two panels of my card.  I used the Well Said stamp set which can be found in our Annual Catalog. Here is a list of the supplies I used for today’s card …

This is really a simple card to create and now that you have all the dimensions and stampin’ tips on the assembly, you can create this fun layout with you next card. The Well Dressed stamp set really worked nicely with this pattern in the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper. Let me know if you have any questions on this card, supplies or placing an order.

I appreciate the visit today! Enjoy your day. Linda