Turn Your Pillow Box Die into a Gift Basket!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE replay for you. We created a cute little Gift Basket from the Pillow Box Die (Retiring) … You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make!

I have the dimensions for the inner box in the video but I thought I would share them again. Start with a 7-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock and score at 2″ on all for sides. Then you will cut on the score lines on the 7-1/4″ length sides (ref. Video) You should have also seen the cute little baskets I made for the Mantle Gifts for my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat!

The ladies watching LIVE had plenty of ideas they could use these for … Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Birthday Parties, on the table for the Holiday’s … a teachers Gift or a cute little gift for a co-worker. The possibilities are endless, and that cute little basket is priceless!

I have listed the ingredients below for your shopping convenience. Let me know if you have any questions.

Stop back tomorrow … I have something interesting to show you using this die!! Thank you so much for joining me today!

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 

Simply Sunday: Beauty of Friendship Card Parade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today … a simple yet beautiful Slim Line card and a parade of other cards that were created from the amazing Beauty of the Earth Suite. I will also be sharing some fun techniques on these cards so, grab a cup of coffee and sit back with me while we go through these creative gems!

I share these because the Beauty of Friendship Bundle is part of the Savings in Bloom promotion. I will share “all” of the items on sale at the bottom of my post.

First up is my Slimline cards, this card fits in a business size envelope … I’m using two different patterns from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and joined them together with the pretty Gold Fine Art Ribbon; it has a touch of sparkle, so I had to add the Genial Gems to keep the sparkle going.

The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set / bundle. I chose the Cinnamon Cider as a mat and Merry Merlot as my card base … they pull those colors out of the designer paper. I find this suite / bundle very gender neutral … who wouldn’t love these cards!

My second card I’m using the same pattern of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and the Beautiful Trees dies. Another simple card when using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set included in the bundle.

Ready to see another card using the same paper? The amazing thing is that each one looks sooo different! I used a landscape layout verses the portrait as I did on the first two cards and created this unique card. I also used Night of Navy on this card to pull out the blue in the designer paper.

I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies … I love this look, it’s new and fresh and highlights the designer paper. I added the tree and greeting from the bundle …

Now lets change things up a little by using a different pattern from our Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and a fun technique … the “Split Card Technique”. I’m using Old Olive and Early Espresso to coordinate with my designer paper. You can watch the video to see how to create this card yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Now I would like to bring in one of the “hottest designer papers” right now, and that is the NEW HORIZONS Designer paper … so many pretty patterns would work perfectly with the dies from the Beauty of the Earth bundle. The watercolor landscapes look so cool with the tree.

The next card I share with you has a card base is Early Espresso …. so is the tree itself, it made the Misty Moonlight designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. So pretty!

The last card I have to share with you, has the same watercolor background paper that I used on the “You Inspire Me” card but I’m changing up the seasons. Once the leaves are gone … well, winter comes next, and it makes for the perfect Christmas card …

I just love this card and I used the Chalk pen and Wink of Stella to add snow to my tree! How fun is that! I just wanted to show you that this is not just another tree set, but a bundle / or suite that can be used for any season … or any reason!!

The Beauty of the Earth Suite is still available, but if you are just looking for the bundle … it’s 20% Off right now. I always wonder if Stampin’ Up! will retire a stamp set when they put it on sale … so if this is on your “Wish List”, you may want to consider getting it now and enjoy the extra savings!! You can click on any of the images below for details on the bundles or to begin shopping … it takes you directly to my store.

Thank you for joining me this Sunday for my card parade, I hope you enjoyed the many styles of cards. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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 

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Merry Christmas my Friends …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Whether you’re relaxing, working, staying at home, I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas…

I hope you are spending Christmas in whatever way makes you happy. I enjoy spending some time with friends and family. I can’t wait to see my grandchildrens’s faces light up with glee and delight.

For me, giving is so much better than receiving, and practicing mindfulness, and really feeling ‘the feeling of gratefulness’ at this time of year makes it all the more special.

I wish the next few days are the best they can be for you and your family.

Thank you for hanging out with me and for your support this year – I really appreciate it.

With love and light,

Quick & Easy POP UP Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a fun, easy and quick way to make POP UP cards. I love the look on my grandkids faces when the open up the card and up pops the greeting, a stamped image or a Gift Card!!

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back while we watch the replay of my LIVE video last night … then I will share my finished card inside and out!

Don’t you just love to find fun and easy ways to make people smile. You can put your “POP UP” insert inside any card like I showed in the video. I’ll be sharing the Paper Pumpkin card shown in the video…

As I suggested in the video, I tucked another present inside the card …

Too cute and some “eye poppin'” fun as well. I hope I’ve inspired you to grab some cardstock and a scissors and create some POP UP cards for your friends and family.

Have fun and have a great day!

Thanks for joining me today ~

Christmas Snowflakes … Two for Tuesday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Many of us would love to send out hand-made Christmas cards but do not have a lot of time, so I’m here to help with an … oh so cute, and quick & easy card you can recreate in no time at all …

Two simple colors of cardstock; Basic White and Balmy Blue. I used the Time of Giving Stamp Set for the snowflake swirls inside the card and to decorate my envelope.

I used the Wintry 3-D Embossing Folder on the Balmy Blue for both my cards. Then the Wonderful Snowflakes … they are iridescent so the color just dances across them.

If you’re looking for just a little more color … you can use any one of our Stampin’ Blends and color your Snowflakes … and best of all, that iridescence shines right through.

You can create these pretty snowflake cards with ease and in no time at all. It’s a card base with a contrasting piece that measures 3″ x 4-1/4″. I hope you try out this simple layout.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. A simple layout so you can create your Christmas Cards with ease … fun for the whole family!

Enjoy your 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

Encircled in Warmth Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’re kicking off another week so I thought I would start it out by sharing a very versatile group of stamps -n- dies. I’ll begin with the Encircled in Warmth stamp set that is in our current MINI Catalog which ends soon….

These fabulous greetings were designed to coordinate with the Encircled in Beauty Dies that you’ll find in our Annual Catalog …

They may not look like much but wait until you start cutting out the delicate designs and layer them … there are so many different creative options, I’ll show you two today! My “Let it Snow” card showcases the Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set and Encircled in Beauty dies ….

I used the die on the bottom left (large outer die) to cut the Basic White mat, and then again with the die on the bottom left to die cut the delicate Mint Macaron pattern and layered them together. I stamped my greeting and die cut that as well.

I’m using a Mint Macaron design from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper pack, and added texture with the use of the Wintry 3-D Embossing Folder. Although this sample has a Pool Party Ribbon … I like the White Glitter Ribbon on this card better.

Let me share the “bundle” with you …

The bundle is found in the Annual Catalog and will save you 10% when purchased together. And the Encircled in Warmth Stamp set which I used on my card is found in the Mini Catalog. All together these stamp sets and dies make up a force to be reckoned with … and can be used year round for any occasion.

Here is a card from the catalog that highlights the bundle …

So whether your making Christmas cards or a card for any occasion, this trio should be in your stamp room for easy access.

Thank you for joining me today. Have a wonderful week!

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 ❤

Happy St. Nick Day!!

Hello Stamp in’ Friends ~

I have some cute “Gift Giving” suggestions today … from favorite items at $10 or less, to our Paper Pumpkin and the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The kits are the perfect program for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects, but even avid crafters like a quick and easy card now and then …

Here are some of my favorite Card Kits …


Another form of kits is our Paper Pumpkin … a monthly subscription or pre-paid subscriptions you can “gift” to someone.

Now I’d like to share a few of my favorite things … Great “Gift Giving” ideas for the Paper Crafter on your Christmas List!!

I also have GIFT CERTIFICATES … I design a beautiful card along with your Gift Certificate so you can gift it as soon as you pick it up! Specify your “occasion” … Christmas, Birthday, etc.

Please feel free to contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com … message me below … or message me through Facebook if you have any questions. Click Here for a quick link to shop.

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

Holiday Cheer Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the Whimsy Wonder Designer paper and I teamed it up with the Words of Cheer Bundle … They play so nicely together.

What caught my eye in the “Words of Cheer” bundle was the layer dies … how fun is that! And it’s easy to pick out your colors when you are using the Whimsy Wonder … I chose the Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow and highlighted my greeting with the Silver Foil that accents the designer paper.

I believe the Whimsy & Wonder Designer paper has SOLD OUT already, however the Words of Cheer bundle is still available. It’s always sad to see our favorites leaving.

If you like this one, I invite you to join me tomorrow for a stunning card created with the same Words of Cheer bundle but it’s not Christmas … I’ve turned it into a “Birthday” card!

Thank you for joining me today! Enjoy your Friday …

and I’ll meet you back here 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

Whimsical Trees Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to introduce you to one of Stampin’ Up!s Artisian Team members and her stunning projects … My name is Tammy Wilson and I live in Dayton, Nevada. Today I’ll be sharing three different holiday projects with you that I created using the Whimsical Trees Bundle and the Seasonal Labels Dies. I am sharing Tammy’s projects and “her” descriptions … These amazing products are on the “Retirement List”

With a touch of shabby chic inspiration, I used the Whimsical Trees Bundle, Seasonal Labels Dies, and Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper to create my banner, card, and gift tag. By adding a variety of ribbon, along with the Subtle Shimmer Sequins, I stepped up the shabby chic look just a bit more.

To create the trees, I started with Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and added a wash of color using my Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad and a Water Painter. After I dried the paper with a Heat Tool, I cut out the trees using one of the dies from the Whimsical Trees Bundle.

For the tree garland, I used the Silver Foil Specialty Pack along with a die from the Whimsical Tree Bundle. (Tip: To give the Silver Foil Specialty Pack paper more of a vintage feel, lightly sand the paper before die-cutting.)

For the card, I started with Basic White Thick Cardstock, embossed it with the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder, and layered a slightly larger piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock underneath. I then used a few Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride Cardstock base. For a fun bit of texture, I used 8″ lengths of the three ribbons and cut them in half vertically. After I folded the ribbon in half, I tied white Baker’s Twine around the bundle. I also sprinkled on several Subtle Shimmer Sequins.

For the gift tag, I punched a hole at the top of the label, then added some white Baker’s Twine for the hanger. To create the bow, I used 10″ lengths of the three ribbons, cut them in half vertically, then trimmed the ends to the desired length.

I hope you enjoyed Tammy Wilson’s projects … easy to see why she is on the Artisan Team! I do not have the bundle but have some cute projects to share with you in the next couple of day. Thanks for stopping by 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 

Enhance Designer Papers with Embossing Paste

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve been asked several times lately how I created the snowflakes on my Gingerbread & Peppermint Christmas Card sooooo … I thought I would just show you.

The cards were demonstrated on my Facebook LIVE … where I shared how you can enhance your designer papers using Embossing Paste and the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. I figured the masks were in the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite for a reason … so that is where I started!

I also wanted to show you that some of the masks line up pretty nice with some of our other designer papers. Here I used the Peaceful Deer bundle and the Peaceful Prints Designer paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog … I know many of you picked this paper! 🙂

Now join me and watch the video as I show you how easy it is to create these cards! Then I will be sharing the card where I used the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper!!

I am thrilled to share my next card with you!! I feel in love with the “Angels of Peace” stamp set the moment I saw it. She is so lovely and delicate and these angels can be used for so many different occasions …

The sentiment “Sometimes angels are just good people with kind hearts”… is the second reason I had to have this stamp set. The water washed background of the Beauty of the Earth designer paper was the perfect background for the snowflake mask and the Sparkling Embossing Paste…. and the angel was meant to go with them.

I stamped my angel in Night of Navy and then gently used the Wink of Stella to add some some sparkle to her. I was VERY careful on the wings as I wanted them mostly white, and the wetness of the Stella will smear the Night of Navy ink. On the other hand … I used the Wink of Stella to pull some of the color out of the lines and into her dress to give it that soft blue look.

The greeting was also stamped in Night of Navy and then cut out using the Layering Circle Dies. I also cut a Night of Navy mat to coordinate with her dress and the card base. It all flows so nicely and completes the card.

This angle of the photo is to show you the beautiful texture on this card!! The sparkle in the snowflakes is accented by the Wink of Stella on our Angel. One of my favorite cards that I ahve made in a while!

I want to thank you for joining me today. Don’t forget I’m going LIVE tonight at 6:30 Central Time … You won’t want to miss this cute Holiday Idea!

Have a beautiful day, and take good care ~

Sweet Peppermint Kisses …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of the the cutest suites in the Mini Catalog is our Gingerbread & Peppermint. This card is “not” one of the retreat cards, but I wanted to share this cutie as it highlights the Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog

This simple layout is sweet when you need to create many Christmas cards and all of those candies brighten anyone’s day. An Old Olive base, a layer of Cherry Cobbler and then the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series paper created our card front.

The candies were created with the coordinating dies and are done in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive …

I had to add the Wink of Stella to my candies to make them glisten. There are several circle dies and candy tops that will help you create some needed depth and texture to the card.

The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Basic White with a layer of Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive behind it. I did not pop it up … it is adhered directly to the card front…. the candies are popped up!

Don’t you just love a quick -n- easy cards … especially when you have a BIG Christmas card list. The quicker you get done, the more Hot Chocolate you can enjoy … while your stamping!

Thank you for dropping in and checking out my blog. Enjoy 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 

Simpy Sunday: Painted Christmas Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have several samples highlighting the Painted Christmas Suite!! I know I said I was going to post the “Hope” Paper Pumpkin but I will be back with some sweet samples for you!

July-December 2021 Mini Catalog - PAINTED CHRISTMAS SUITE
Bring the beauty of nature into your Christmas season with the Painted Christmas Suite. This mega-suite includes two stamp and die bundles, plus gorgeous, coordinating ribbon, Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper, and Gold Holly Leaves.

The Christmas Season Bundle (#156801) features two-step stamp images of pine cones, holly leaves, and other greenery in a soft watercolored look. The coordinating dies include many of the stamp images plus an assortment of labels perfect for adding greetings or creating Christmas gift tags.

The Christmas to Remember Bundle (#156806) is all about thoughtful holiday sentiments that feature mixed fonts and handwritten scripts. The coordinating die set is a unique, layered background image of pine branches, plus an assortment of coordinating pine cones. Each is great on their own, but even better together!

Have a beautiful day ~
Stampin’ Hugs, Linda


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July-December 2021 Mini Catalog -PAINTED CHRISTMAS SUITE

Coordinating Products




Painted Christmas Suite Collection (english) Christmas Season Bundle (english)Christmas To Remember Bundle (english)Painted Christmas Designer Series PaperChristmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (english)Christmas Pinecone DiesSeasonal Labels DiesChristmas Season Photopolymer Stamp SetGold Holly LeavesCherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' (1.3 Cm) Metallic Ribbon

Painted Christmas Suite 🎄 By Stampin' Up!


Pastel Christmas Season Card


July-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Pastel Christmas Season Card

SUPPLIES:

BUNDLES

#156801 – Christmas Season Bundle

(#156293Christmas Season stamp set & #156299 Seasonal Labels Dies)

STAMPS

#156449 – Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set

PAPER

#159276 – Basic White, #146982 Balmy Blue

INK

#147100 – Blushing Bride, #153114 – Cinnamon Cider, #153118 – Misty Moonlight, #155778 – Soft Succulent

TOOLS

#156328 – Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, #142808 Palette Knives, #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or #150673 Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, #127853 Silicone Craft Sheet (optional) or Grid Paper #130148

ADHESIVES

#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

EMBELLISHMENTS

#141979 Embossing Paste, #104199 Linen Thread, #156341 Blushing Bride 3/8” (1 Cm) Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon

Non-Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Blue Painter’s Tape or similar for holding mask in place.

TIPS: When using Embossing Paste, don’t worry about perfection. Having varying depths and textures adds to the overall effect. Clean up tools right after using, as the paste dries quickly, and is much easier to clean off the masks and tools while wet. Clean masks and tools with tepid running water and mild liquid dish soap. A soft damp cloth can also be used, but be careful not to bend edges of detailed mask images.

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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog

Christmas Gift Giving Idea

Hello Stamp in’ Friends ~

I have some cute “Gift Giving” suggestions today … from favorite items at $10 or less, to our Paper Pumpkin and the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The kits are the perfect program for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects, but even avid crafters like a quick and easy card now and then …

Here are some of my favorite Card Kits …


Another form of kits is our Paper Pumpkin … a monthly subscription or pre-paid subscriptions you can “gift” to someone.

Now I’d like to share a few of my favorite things … Great “Gift Giving” ideas for the Paper Crafter on your Christmas List!!

Today is Small Business Saturday … And I have a “GIFT” for “YOU” while your shopping for the paper crafter on your Christmas list: With a $25 or more order today, I’ll send you a bundle of my “Hand Stamped” Cards with envelopes!!

Please feel free to contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com … message me below … or message me through Facebook if you have any questions. Click Here for a quick link to shop.

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

A Whimsy & Wonder Slimline Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Add a bit of quirky charm to your holidays this year with the Whimsy & Wonder Suite! The non-traditional colors in this suite add to the whimsical fun. The iridescent accents of the Whimsy and Wonder 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating iridescent Wonderful Snowflakes add a magical shimmer to your projects. The wonder of it all is that with the switch of colors you can also create an elegant and traditionally look with these stamps and dies.

Let’s create some Christmas cheer with this unique slim card! Ribbon, Metallic Adhesive Dots, Velvet Paper and Wink of Stella add that extra bit of texture and sparkle that really make this card shine!

July-December 2021 Mini Catalog - WHIMSY & WONDER SUITE

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock to 7″ x 6″. Score at 3-1/2″ along the 7″ side. Fold to create a slim 3-1/2″ x 6″ card. Cut Basic White cardstock to 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ and adhere inside card for a writing area.

2) Cut Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3″ x 3″ (holly leaf pattern) and 3-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ (Blushing Bide with iridescent snowflakes). Adhere layers to card with Stampin’ SEAL.

3) Stamp sketch tree image on scrap Snowy White Velvet Sheets with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp greeting on Shimmery White cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink. Allow ink to dry.

4) Cut 2″ x 4″ scraps of Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink cardstock. Paint each with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and set aside to dry.

5) Die cut greeting with Layering Circles Die that is about 1-5/8″ and die cut scrap Misty Moonlight cardstock with the scallop Layering Circle Die that is slightly larger.

6) Die cut the stamped tree with coordinating die, Old Olive with the open tree die, and Mint Macaron diamond patterned Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Design Series Paper with the tallest tree die.

7) Die cut the zig-zag garland from Shimmery White cardstock. Die cut the tiny ornaments and stars from the Wink of Stella painted Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink cardstock.

8) Layer Old Olive tree onto card front and adhere with Stampin’ Seal. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the zig-zag garland to the largest tree. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ SEAL. Add Velvet stamped tree with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

9) Add a couple strips of Stampin’ SEAL to the card front under where the circle greeting will go. Cut a 8″ piece of the Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. Cut one end straight across. Pull threads to unravel the entire ribbon. The long threads that make the length of the ribbon will remain. Wrap the threads loosely around several fingers and press into the Stampin’ SEAL. Don’t worry about being perfect, a bit random and unraveled lo makes this look the best!

10) Layer circles with Stampin’ SEAL and adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

11) Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere stars and ornaments to trees. Add several of the gold Brushed Metallic Adessive Dots around the card.


OPTIONAL: Create a coordinating envelope using a 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ piece of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. Place the card diagonally on the center of the paper. Fold in the side edges (3-1/2″ edges of card). Fold up the bottom long edge and use Stampin’ SEAL or Stampin’ SEAL+ to adhere the bottom flap to the side flaps (don’t adhere to the card!). Add Stampin’ SEAL to the edge of the remaining flap and seal closed. Add adhesive labels for adding an address if mailing.

MAIN SHOT

TIPS: Use the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool (#144107) to pick up and hold small die cut pieces (like the stars and ornaments) while you add a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to place them on your project.

Don’t you just love the Whimsy & Wonder suite?! The designer paper is one of my favorites in the Holiday Mini catalog.

Enjoy the tutorial and have a beautiful day ~

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

Simply Sunday: Beauty of the Earth Card Parade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today … a simple yet beautiful Slim Line card and a parade of other cards that were created from the amazing Beauty of the Earth Suite. I will also be sharing some fun techniques on these cards so, grab a cup of coffee and sit back with me while we go through these creative gems!

First up is my Slimline cards, this card fits in a business size envelope … I’m using two different patterns from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and joined them together with the pretty Gold Fine Art Ribbon; it has a touch of sparkle, so I had to add the Genial Gems to keep the sparkle going.

The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set / bundle. I chose the Cinnamon Cider as a mat and Merry Merlot as my card base … they pull those colors out of the designer paper. I find this suite / bundle very gender neutral … who wouldn’t love these cards!

My second card I’m using the same pattern of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and the Beautiful Trees dies. Another simple card when using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set included in the bundle.

Ready to see another card using the same paper? The amazing thing is that each one looks sooo different! I used a landscape layout verses the portrait as I did on the first two cards and created this unique card. I also used Night of Navy on this card to pull out the blue in the designer paper.

I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies … I love this look, it’s new and fresh and highlights the designer paper. I added the tree and greeting from the bundle …

Now lets change things up a little by using a different pattern from our Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and a fun technique … the “Split Card Technique”. I’m using Old Olive and Early Espresso to coordinate with my designer paper. You can watch the video to see how to create this card yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Yesterday I shared the next card with you … the card base is Early Espresso and so is the tree itself, it made the Misty Moonlight designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. So pretty!

The last card I have to share with you, used the same watercolor background paper but I’m changing up the seasons. Once the leaves are gone … well, winter comes next, and it makes for the perfect Christmas card …

I just love this card and I used the Chalk pen and Wink of Stella to add snow to my tree! How fun is that! I just wanted to show you that this is not just another tree set, but a bundle / or suite that can be used for any season … or any reason!!

Thank you for joining me this Sunday for my card parade, I hope you enjoyed the many styles of cards. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Stop back tomorrow as I have another card that you’ll enjoy!!

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