Birthday Party Stampin’ Style…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Another fun class last night with another group of fabulous ladies!  We made cards from the Birthday Memories Suite! The stamp set, dies and Designer paper all coordinate and make creating cards easy!!

I had to have a special little treat for everyone when they arrived, so I found some petite birthday cakes and presented them as if it were their birthday …

We learned how to combine the stamping with the dies, the dies with the  designer paper and the stamping with the designer paper.

On this card we went back to basics and stamped our background using the Pacific Point ink on the Pacific Point paper using the Surprise stamp in our bundle.

The bear was fussy cut but many of the images on the designer paper can be cut out with the use of the dies. We highlighted our birthday bear with the use of the Oval Framelits Collection.

This is an awesome bundle to add to your collection if you are always making birthday cards for the kids or grandkids! Keep watching because I’ll be sharing a cute card that will give you another reason to have it!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful weekend ~

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It’s Your Day!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

While getting ready for my Carols of Christmas class this weekend, I ran across some leftovers from my July 2017 Paper Pumpkin and decided to use them up so here is my alternative to the pre-designed cards in the kit… 

Everything on the card comes in the kit except the Glitter Enamel Dots and I used them to cover up a couple of smudges! With mistakes comes opportunity!!

I also used the oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits to cut out the tulips. The “hooray” gives the card added dimension, and I wanted to make sure I used up all the wooden elements from the kit!

Also … wanted to let you know that today is the last day to cash in on this exciting offer (the best I’ve seen in my 17 years as a demonstrator).

Once you purchase the kit you can check out all the wonderful benefits of being a demonstrator (I can help) and then decide to dabble in the fun or just play with all your new stamping supplies! Your choice!

Contact me with any questions @ lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thanks for checking in on me today, I’ll be back tomorrow with a more manly alternative from the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit!

Have a wonderful day ~

 

Back with great news & cute cards!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know I’ve been away from my blog for a while but sometimes life just gets in the way, but I’m back with some exiting news and those cute alternatives to our June Paper Pumpkin!

 

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

This was a big hit last year … and I know you’ll love it even more this year because you’ll also be earning a rewards points from me too!! CLICK HERE to view my rewards program.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this offer.  Now I’d like to share with you the alternative cards that I came up with from the June Paper Pumpkin …

When working with the kits … I like to stick to as many items from the kit as I can, the only thing I used outside of the kit on this card is the half sheet of white used for the base.

I just love these little watermelons … on the first card, I stamped all the images on the circle tag enclosed in the kit, then I cut it in half. The background is just the bag cut apart!

On the second card I used the card front for my pattern, the entire circle tag and a piece of the bag to create the banner.

I also used the cute little clothes pin that was used on the bag.  With just a little redesigning you can create these cute and simple cards.

I think the Paper Pumpkin kits are a fun and easy way to get into stamping! Comes with everything you need to create the cards and projects and you get to keep all the extra’s … the inks and the stamp set (yes, they are included in each kit as well).

Thanks for hanging in there with me, I’ll be back with more specials, class announcements and more card making projects for you! 

Have a great day ~

 

 

Retiring: Sunburst Framelits

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The sun is setting on one of my favorite dies … the Sunburst Framelits die. This die is so versatile and easy to use.  Today I have several cards using this die to share with you.

The thought behind the card was the use of the “Sunburst” Thinlits die. I cut out one in Basic Black and Basic Gray.  They are layered and then with a small twist, you’ll get a “peak” of the gray behind the black.  My background behind that is the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.

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This was adhered to a Basic Black mat and then onto the Melon Mambo base. My pretty little flowers that are also in Melon Mambo were cut from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits. After cutting them out on the BigShot I sponged some of the edges to create more depth on the flower.

The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and then punched out with our circle punches. This was popped up with the dimensionals to create the focal point.

If you like this card, here are a few more cards that I have shared with you in the past using the Sunburst Thinlits die …

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Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today. The Sunburst Framelit die is so easy to use and as you can see by the samples, can be used in many different ways.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a “sunny” day ~

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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It’s Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally here … Sara’s kit! 

Skip to the fun with this month’s special guest trainer…Sara Douglass! Unbox April’s “A Sara Thing” kit with Sara herself, get step-by-step instructions, and receive expert tips and tricks to get the most out of this vibrant kit!

Too cool … I love it! And my granddaughter wants to sit down with me and play with it as well … Now that is what it’s all about ❤ !

Join me tomorrow and check out a fun card that I made using this kit. I love that we can add to or change these kits up a bit if we want to.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a good one!

 

Simply Sunday: You’re Sweet

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope your Sunday is treating you well. Sunday’s are usually more on the relaxing side for me, but not today … had to go into work to make sure things are done for both stores before going on vacation as I head for Shreveport to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.

Today’s card however is truly in line with our Simply Sunday! A fun and cute card that has color and texture and just looks yummy! And it’s easy to make 🙂

I’m using the “Cool Treats” stamp set from the Cool Treat bundle, and the coordinating “Tasty Treats” Specialty Designer Series paper. You can see by the angle that the treats are embossed, that gives you the raised feel and the glossy finish.

The inside is decorated with a strip of the the specialty paper … just for the fun of it!

I heat embossed the cone that I cut out so it had the same gloss as the specialty paper. The greeting was done in Watermelon Wonder and I used the coordinating mat and cardstock to compliment the project.

A quick and easy that card that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Thanks for spending some of your Sunday with me!

Have a great day, and I wish a sweet week ahead for you ~

     

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