Peaceful Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This still, silvery, and snowy kit is the nudge you need to get nutcrackin’ on your Christmas cardmaking. With a flocked and frosted forest feel, sprinkles of silver snow, and warm winter wishes, you’ll find enough festive elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes! And all your supplies will arrive in an enchanting evergreen box—a special addition for the spirit of the season.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting. 

Take a look at this months Paper Pumpkin and tomorrow I’ll share an alternative …

I hope this inspires you to try out some of our upcoming Paper Pumpkins! Here is a peek of our November Paper Pumpkin …

Stop back tomorrow to see my twist on the Peaceful Christmas Kit and how you can “stretch” your kit!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy your Friday!!

Quick & Easy Halloween Treat Holders!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m here to share two different styles of Treat Holders for your little ghouls and goblins! If you’re like me, you like to create “special” little packages for those close to you. Whether the receivers are friends or family … they will be charmed by these little cuties!

I’m also sharing the my Facebook LIVE so you can see how to create these treat holders. Sit back and take a look … then I’ll share the pictures so you get an even closer look.

Did you like how easy these were to make … and NO Adhesive needed!! Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!!

Here is a closer look at the “Pillow Boxes” … these are so cute, and I think I’ll be trying out some of the suggestions I shared in the video. I’ll be sure to share those with you as well …

I hope this inspires you to try out either one of these cute patterns … the pouch (also called the Diaper Fold) need no special tools, dies or adhesive so you can try it right away.

Thank you for joining me today.

Hope your day is a good one!!

Friday Frights: Treat Pouches!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I’m here but limping along on a not so stable laptop, so it’s going to be a quick post to share these cute little treat pouches that I made for you!

Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!! I will share more designs along with instructions as soon as I hunt down a new computer … I don’t know what happened 😦 But … I’ll be back!!

Thanks for hanging out with me as I limp through my “technology” issues!

Linda

Ready for Pumpkins, Apples & Fall …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s so humid out there … I’m so ready for Fall! Don’t we all love Autumn days … the warm sun, the crisp air and ohhhh, the smells.

Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  •  Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

This kit features three different designs for every treat box. That means whether you want to celebrate the Fall harvest or feel like getting in the Halloween-mood (or a mix of both!), you and your customers can choose how you want to create your adorable treat boxes! Take your pick from crisp red apples, seasonal pumpkins, spooky jack-o-lanterns, or get creative and customize them into whatever you can imagine!

The Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit not only offers the cutest giftable treat packages, it is also intended as home décor with the included wheelbarrow crafting opportunity! This month’s Paper Pumpkin box is designed with pre-traced lines and instructions to create a vintage-inspired wheelbarrow as a place to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

Can’t you almost smell the fall air … amazing! If you need to add these cute fall treat boxes to share with your friends and family, you can CLICK HERE to subscribe. I will also invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals private Facebook page, where we share anything Paper Pumpkin!

I will be back tomorrow with the August Paper Pumpkin …

I can’t wait to share these cards with you!! Thank you for checking in with me today.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Haunts & Harvest …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What else would I share with you on Friday the 13th … but Haunts! Don’t we all love Autumn days … the warm sun, the crisp air and ohhhh, the smells.

Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  •  Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

This kit features three different designs for every treat box. That means whether you want to celebrate the Fall harvest or feel like getting in the Halloween-mood (or a mix of both!), you and your customers can choose how you want to create your adorable treat boxes! Take your pick from crisp red apples, seasonal pumpkins, spooky jack-o-lanterns, or get creative and customize them into whatever you can imagine!

The Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit not only offers the cutest giftable treat packages, it is also intended as home décor with the included wheelbarrow crafting opportunity! This month’s Paper Pumpkin box is designed with pre-traced lines and instructions to create a vintage-inspired wheelbarrow as a place to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

Can’t you almost smell the fall air … amazing! If you need to add these cute fall treat boxes to share with your friends and family, you can CLICK HERE to subscribe. I will also invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals private Facebook page, where we share anything Paper Pumpkin!

Thank you for checking in with me today.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dazzling Dinosaurs …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m just compiling a few of my favorite samples is the DINOROAR … Why is it going 😦  I’m so sad, this is such a cute stamp set and coordinating dies!

Although the designer paper has retired last year … I wanted to share the idea of creating “Welcome Baby” with this stamp and die set.  Totally unique and oh so cute!!

What better way to give a gift than to dress it up with dinosaurs~

I tucked gift cards inside the box … hidden in the packing material. YES … it was a bit messy but oh so much fun!  They loved it.

Probably my favorite dino out of this set, the little guy with his arms wide open because I love you this much ❤  Above and below are two samples using the same dinosaur but totally different look.

And we’ll finish off with a grand showcase of several samples…

I hope you enjoyed sitting with me and looking through a few samples from the amazing Dinoroar set and coordinating dies.

Thank you for joining me!

Simply Sunday: Trimming the Town Slimline Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … can you believe it is the 6th of December already? WOW At times (not always) this year has seemed to fly by … I hope you are all safe, healthy and ready for the holidays!

I have a new card layout I’d like to share with you today along with a big announcement from Stampin’ Up! Let’s begin with their announcement as I have two projects to share with you today …

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RETIREMENT LIST

Both of the items I will be sharing today are on the retirement list, let’s begin with the Slimline card … I’ve done these years ago (before someone gave them a fancy name … lol) I think they are fun because they are different from our normal size yet they fit nicely into a business size envelope!

Ok … a little hard to see but there is a Early Espresso card base … 8″ width x 8-1/2″length …. scored at 4′ on the width length and fold in half. My Pool Party mat measures 3-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ and then my Trimming the Town designer paper measures 3-1/2″ by 8″ …. I had a hard time cutting this designer paper pattern because it just looked so cool, but this layout gave me large pieces to work with and show how beautiful this really is.

That cute greeting is actually cut from another pattern found in the Trimming the Town Designer paper! Join me for a LIVE event where I go through the Holiday catalog highlighting what is going to retire and many, many samples!!

My second project is the Christmas Countdown Kit … this cute Advent type calendar is perfect for hiding those sweet treats as you count down the days to Christmas. Here is what the kit offers ….

I teamed up the kits with the Trimming the Town Designer Series paper. I am using the pattern that I used on my Slimline Card to highlight that pretty paper. I used one of the pieces from the kit as a template …

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you will join me tomorrow at 7pm on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for a walk through the catalog as I highlight the retiring items.

Have an amazing 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 ♥ 

Gift Packaging Ideas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a video with you that highlights “Gift Packaging” ideas. The packaging can be found in our Annual and Holiday catalogs. Here are a few ideas on how you can decorate the boxes and what me wrestle with the glitter … lol (I think it won!)

So who do “you” think won? lol The Gift Card was a tight fit in that box, putting it in sideways really helped. I realize my video’s aren’t polished but they are done LIVE and they are raw and real… like me! But I am hoping you are inspired by them and feel comfortable to try some of these ideas yourself.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I would love to know what you are interested in seeing … just leave a comment below. Thanks 🙂

Have a creative 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 ♥ 

A Jolly Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a couple of projects that I created this weekend during my Countdown to Christmas party. I am showcasing the Jolly Gingerbread – November 2020 Paper Pumpkin.

Go grab a cup of coffee,tea or your favorite beverage, then sit back and relax and watch the video of my demonstration …

I hope you enjoyed the video and the sneak peek into my Countdown to Christmas party. We have a lot of fun … all done virtually for now. There are games and prizes, special offers, LIVE demonstrations and a whole lot of fun.

If you would like to be invited to future parties, please make sure you are on my mailing list.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my blog. Have yourself a great day ~

A Treat Box for Every Reason …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing some cute treat / gift boxes that are super easy to make! These boxes will be celebrating Halloween, Christmas and a time for friends. One 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper will make 2 boxes. Once you start making these boxes … you’re going to want more paper!

This very first box was created with the Forever Greenery Product Suite. The cute little stitched circle die cut comes from the Heartwarming Hugs bundle and the leaves were cut directly from a wreath cut using the Arrange a Wreath Bundle.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join me while I take you step by step creating this simple box …

So easy right? I will also be sharing the dimensions with you, as promised in the video. I thought it would be fun to share the box made in this video along with the card I made in last weeks video. You can find all my videos on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape YouTube Channel … please subscribe while you are there 🙂

The next little treat box celebrates Christmas … I used the Heartwarming Hugs Product Suite. With so many amazing papers in this package, it was hard to choose one … hope you like it!

The “For You” badge was fun to make … first I stamped it in Real Red on Whisper White and die cut it with this die that cuts out the center as well. The cool die that mats the circle is a fun shape to work with. The tree was stamped in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz.

I wrapped a ribbon around the top and tied a bow on … you don’t always need a handle! The next treat box I want to share is my Halloween one …

My Oh My … I had fun with this one!! I wrapped the top and created the handle with Pretty Peacock cardstock … along with a piece die cut with the fun shape from the Heartwarming Hugs! Using that die I also cut a piece from the Black Glitter paper… together they make a fun design behind the greeting.

I blinged out the handle with more of the Black Glitter paper and those lovely Iridescent Pearls. The next treat box was created with the same Magic in this Night suite … No handle!

This one was created with the help of the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin. The greeting, the hat, the flower and the mini doily are all from the Paper Pumpkin kit! I’ll be sharing more about the upcoming Paper Pumpkin soon.

Here are the dimensions for our treat / gift box ….

I hope you have enjoyed today’s project share … they were really fun to make. I wasn’t kidding when I said that once you start making them that you’ll want more paper ….

Don’t forget that 15 of our designer papers are 15% Off until the 31st of this month. The deadline is coming up soon. Let me know if you need any help placing your order.

Thank you for joining me today …

Have a wonderful day!

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

Wishing you Peace & Joy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got one more card from the Peace & Joy Bundle that I would like to share with you. I think I’m just fascinated with the layering of a greeting!

Check out the the Peace & Joy Bundle! This bright, cheerful bundle includes the Peace & Joy Stamp Set and Joy Dies and if you purchase them together using the special bundle item number, you’ll get them at a 10% discount!

The Peace & Joy Bundle has everything you need to create festive, fridge-worthy holiday cards! I love layering the dies to add depth and
dimension to my holiday greetings. With this bundle, you can stack, stamp, layer, and more!

So cute and so much fun to create … Don’t you think this has that “nostalgic” look? Fit’s right in with my genealogy! This bundle is also perfect for gift giving … take a look!

Wrapped in the pretty Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and tied up oh so sweetly with the Wonder of the Season Ribbon, this gift box will “brighten” anyone’s holiday.

Thank you for joining me today, and to all of you who checked in on my yesterday. Hope you enjoyed today’s projects.

Have an amazing day, and brightens someone’s day if you can.

Brighten Someone’s Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I missed you yesterday … I was lost deep in family genealogy charts, but I will make it up to you today with two projects.

I’d like to tell you about a pair of products you’re sure to enjoy this upcoming holiday season: the Peace & Joy Bundle! This bright, cheerful
bundle includes the Peace & Joy Stamp Set and Joy Dies and if you purchase them together using the special bundle item number, you’ll
get them at a 10% discount!

The Peace & Joy Bundle has everything you need to create festive, fridge-worthy holiday cards! I love layering the dies to add depth and
dimension to my holiday greetings. With this bundle, you can stack, stamp, layer, and more!

So cute and so much fun to create … Don’t you think this has that “nostalgic” look? Fit’s right in with my genealogy! This bundle is also perfect for gift giving … take a look!

Wrapped in the pretty Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and tied up oh so sweetly with the Wonder of the Season Ribbon, this gift box will “brighten” anyone’s holiday.

The holidays are right around the corner! Have you started your Christmas cardmaking yet? The Peace & Joy Stamp Set and Joy Dies
are the perfect pair to help you on your way. When purchased together in the Peace & Joy Bundle, both products are 10% off! Send me a
message or follow the link in my profile to grab a bundle of your own!

Thank you for joining me today, and to all of you who checked in on my yesterday. Hope you enjoyed today’s projects.

Have an amazing day, and brightens someone’s day if you can.

Sparkly Luminaries: Glitter Window Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute project that is perfect for celebrating on Summer Nights. I’ve got something to brighten your night and add a little sparkle … just in case the star’s aren’t out!

I’m making Sparkling Luminaries …. perfect to decorate your tables or even to line the driveway. These little cuties were fun to make … If you do not have the Paper Pumpkin kit, you can use lunch bags or small white bags from the $ Store and use a punch or die to create a design.

Step 1: I started with the pre-die cut luminaries that are included in the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Step 2: is to add “Clear Packing Tape” to the inside of the bag with the “sticky” side facing … out! I used a pencil with a touch of adhesive to hold the tape steady while it “eased” it into the bag.

Step 3: Spread Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the sticky side of the tape and rub it in good … tap off excess glitter.

Step 4: Using the Stampin’ Blends Markers … Color the tape from the inside of the card, this will dry and not rub off.

Now it’s time to add your candles and light ’em up! Here is a close up so you see the pretty sparking of the Dazzling Diamonds …

Aren’t those just the cutest luminaries? You could keep them simple or jazz them up even more by stamping the “burst” image you’ve seen the past two days or add some of the Glitter Stars included in the kit or even some Rhinestones …

HOW WOULD YOU PREFER YOURS? As Is … or …. Jazzed up.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I’ll see you tomorrow with a Sneak Peek into the new Mini Catalog.

Have a dazzling day!

Lovely You Gift Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s cards made with the Lovely You bundle … today I’d like to share a pretty little gift box using the same bundle. You can create elegant, uplifting cards for your loved ones with the Lovely You Bundle and tuck them inside this box!

The Lovely You Stamp Set includes 18 cling stamps with
thoughtful, heartfelt messages and simple floral designs. When purchased with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, both products are available
at a 10% discount! Send me a message or follow the link in my profile to learn more about this special offer.

Here is our sweet little gift box …

To create the pretty tag you begin with the Stitched So Sweetly
Dies and Flirty Flamingo cardstock … then run it through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder. You’ll be using the Flirty Flamingo, and Daffodil Delight markers to color your floral stamps, you’ll stamp the rest in Granny Apple Green, and Petal Pink … then die cut.

You will punch two strips from Whisper White and and use the Coastal Cabana ink with your Aqua Painter to watercolor the top strip … then stamp your greeting. You’ll tie up your tag with Linen Thread after you tuck in the cute leaves from the In Good Taste Elements using the Multipurpose Liquid glue … together they add so much texture and dimension.

Now that we’ve created the tag … it’s time to prep the box!

Our acetate card boxes are perfect for giving handmade cards as gifts. Each box holds 5 standard cards plus envelopes and you’ll get 10 boxes per package. Size: 4-7/16″ x 5-13/16″ x 5/8″

Now here’s the tip for adding our finishing touches ….

To finish off our gift box we’ve added a few “smiles” for you … the secret to this sweet addition is to heat emboss the “smile” from the Lovely You stamp set onto Vellum cardstock. Then just tuck this into the box between your gift and the label (on the inside).

Such a cute gift to give someone and bring a smile to their face.

Thank you for joining me today. Hope something makes you smile today!

Here is a list of the products used on today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Saying Good-bye to Old Friends …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m just compiling a few of my favorite stamps -n- dies that are retiring in a showcase for you. I’m going to miss some of these, but I am excited to start sharing some of the new items coming out when the new catalog goes Live June 3rd!!  Grab a cup of coffee (or wine … depending on when your viewing) and join me on this journey ❤

I’d like to start with my favorite Halloween set … Spooktacular Bash.  This is a “Fun Fold” card that we made in our Stamp Club this year!  Watch as it opens into a display of “fun” …

Spooktacular Bash Bundle 153040

Here are a few more projects from that bundle …

Z-Fold Spooktacular Bash Bundle 153040

Spooktacular Bash Bundle 153040

If I’m correct … The “Monster Bash Designer paper (150447) is currently ON SALE for ONLY $4.60! It appears that the stamp set has already sold out, but if you look closely … I only used it for the greeting. Yikes! However … the Coffin Boxes are available and for only $2.80

Coffin Treat Box 150451

Coffin Treat Box 150451

If you love Halloween like I do … Now is the perfect time to pick up these goodies at an AMAZING Discount!!  Heck, while your laying low during the Covid outbreak … you can have this all planned out.

Next on my list is the DINOROAR … Why is it going 😦  I’m so sad, this is such a cute bundle!

Should we get serious now? lol  Let’s talk flowers … perfect since we are in “planting” season right now.  How about we start with the amazing Beautiful Promenade ….

Or how about the Love What You Do stamp set …

The Embellishment Kit which has the pretty tags and embellishments you see on the cards included in the pretty gift box and the Pearlized Doilies are both on sale now!!

One of my All-Time favorite stamp sets and a big hit on Pinterest; Flourishing Phrases ….

Love, love, love this stamp set and dies … and the greetings are awesome for all occasions!  I don’t see many “Just a Note” anymore unless it has musical notes around it. Which is fine sometimes, but sometimes, I like to send “just a note” to a friend to let them know I’m thinking about them.

I’m going to stop here, because if I start on Christmas … I’ll have you here for hours! 😉  I hope you enjoyed sitting with me and looking through a few of the retiring items (my favorites). I’ll have a list below of the items shown here today.

Thank you for joining me! Enjoy the holiday weekend.

STAMPING SUPPLY LIST ….You’ll see the beautiful Glimmer paper on some of my cards … just a “heads up” that all of the Glimmer Papers are retiring! Sparkle, Gold, Silver … yup, they are all on the discontinued list.