Christmas Layers Dies, Not just for Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing cards were created with the Christmas Layers Dies. These were paired with the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set … both of these items are retiring, and I’m taking a look back to share with you some cute cards in case these are on your retiring Wish List!

 

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 … You can use the Plaid Tidings Designer paper which is currently on our Clearance Rack!

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.

This card 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!  Oh wait … I have one more project that can be created with these stunning dies.

Each of these cards/projects were done with the Christmas Layers Dies and the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I have “one more” card sample for you below!!

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 ♥ 

Curvy Variations …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? Hope you are well … Today I’d like to take a walk through the many variations of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. Let’s begin with my first …

The beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Series paper teamed up with the Quite Curvy Bundle makes your cardmaking quick and easy! Don’t forget the beautiful silver patterns on the other side of this stunning designer paper.

My next card introduces you to the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration) It’s so fun and pretty …. great for cheering up your friends and family for any occasion!

Here are three more patterns from the Flower & Field Designer paper using the same layout ….

Aren’t the patterns fun and pretty?! Love them. Next up is my card design from the Curvy Christmas and Classic Christmas Designer paper …

I did use the sample layout as I did in the cards I shared with the new Flowers and Field Designer Paper that is available during Sale-a-bration. The layering of the designer paper and cardstock makes for quick -n- easy card making.

I used the 6″ x 6″ Classic Christmas Designer Paper … you can purchase this in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (that has it all) along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set. I chose the pattern with the stars for Christmas, although I’ve seen some amazing cards on Pinterest using this bundle for Christmas. Here’s another …

The brown tone card was created by Stampin’ Up! While I was working on my card with the Stars … it just reminded me of the Fourth of July, our Service Men and Women and a celebration so I swapped out my cardstock to Night of Navy and another holiday was represented!!

The greeting comes from the Quite Curvy bundle and the stars come from the Curvy Christmasa stamp set. This is such a versatile variety bundle, like me, I’m sure you would like it all.

The last card share I have for you was my latest creation, changing it up by using the die as an edgelit and creating a fun card front and exposing a bit of the inside of the card …

The Quite Curvy bundle will be available later, however the Curvy Christmas is retiring. I have posted the links to the products so you can get a better look at the offerings. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Thank you so much for stopping by today… I hope yours is a great one.

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 ♥ 

Thinking of You at Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The weekend is slowly sneaking up on us … and so is Christmas! Today I have another card to share with you that I made using the another pattern from the “Classic Christmas” Designer Series paper. This 6″ x 6″ designer paper is included in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle.

I wanted to create a different look than what I have been showing you so I used one of the other dies as an edgelit so you could see another way to use those dies. It looks so pretty and it gives your card a whole new look.

The greeting comes from the Curvy Christmas stamp set and really highlights the edge of our card, as so those pretty little Red Rhinestones …

I cut the edge just like I showed you in the video where we split the card in two and put our greeting in the center … her we just created a totally different look by leaving the second (or bottom) piece off completely!!

The Red Ribbon accents and coordinates with our greeting (Stamped in Real Red) and the Red Rhinestones. I chose the Shaded Spruce cardstock to add a rich dark green to compliment the red. Contrasting colors have a way of making the whole card pop … and the white base really brings out the white in the designer paper.

The Quite Curvy bundle will be available later, however the Curvy Christmas is retiring … so the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be gone too. I have posted the links below that you can click on and learn more about the products.

Thank you for joining me today… I hope you 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 ♥ 

Twice as Curvy Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? I hope all is well and your house is filled with excitement getting ready for the holidays. Today I have two cards to share with you that I made using the pattern I shared yesterday and the Curvy Christmas stamp set.

I did use the sample layout as I did in the cards I shared with the new Flowers and Field Designer Paper that is available during Sale-a-bration. The layering of the designer paper and cardstock makes for quick -n- easy card making.

I used the 6″ x 6″ Classic Christmas Designer Paper … you can purchase this in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (that has it all) along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set. I chose the pattern with the stars for Christmas, although I’ve seen some amazing cards on Pinterest using this bundle for Christmas. Here’s another …

The brown tone card was created by Stampin’ Up! While I was working on my card with the Stars … it just reminded me of the Fourth of July, our Service Men and Women and a celebration so I swapped out my cardstock to Night of Navy and another holiday was represented!!

The greeting comes from the Quite Curvy bundle and the stars come from the Curvy Christmasa stamp set. This is such a versatile variety bundle, like me, I’m sure you would like it all.

The Quite Curvy bundle will be available later, however the Curvy Christmas is retiring. I have posted the links to the products so you can get a better look at the offerings. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Thank you so much for stopping by today… I hope yours is a great one.

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 ♥ 

Guest Stamper: Deb Anderson

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another “DRAPERY FOLD” card for you … from Deb Anderson. Deb caught my Facebook LIVE demonstration on the Drapery Fold and was inspired to try it out … and she shared this sample with me ….

Deb used the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series paper for her card …

It is fairly simple to make and does not need a lot of supplies, and it’s fun! It give you a touch of “fanciness” on your card but slides into the envelope quite easy.

I have a video for you to watch, my Technique Tuesday video from my Facebook LIVE last night. Have a bit of a rest and watch the video …

What did you think … ?? This is the type of card that looks fancy but is pretty easy to make. Any designer paper could be used for this style of card. I chose to use the Poinsettia Place suite… such a pretty pattern and a natural background to accent the fold.

I have written down the measurements for you ….

I also showcased both cards in the photo … the one on the left is the one where the drapery fits from end to end, and the one on the right is the one I trimmed off to create a border all the way around my card front.

I hope I inspired you to try out this simple yet pretty “FUN FOLD”, then I’d LOVE to see what you create.

Have yourself a wonderful day, and thank you for spending part of it with me.

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 ♥ 

Curvy Christmas Greeting …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised … I am back today with my “Curvy Christmas” card. I can’t believe how easy this was to use and how cool the card turned out. Since I’m going Christmas, I chose the Feels Like Frost Designer Series paper. Once run through the Stampin’ Cut -n- Emboss machine and the Curvy Dies delivered this ……

My base is Whisper White and cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″. The card front, also Whisper White is 5-1/4″ x 4″. The Feels Like Frost Designer Paper was cut 5-1/4″ x 3″ … and then I ran it through the die cutting machine with the Curvy Die. Once cut you just slide it apart and it exposes the area where you will stamp your greeting.

The greeting comes from the Curvy Christmas stamp set … the little stars are included in there as well. The cool thing about the Photopolymer stamps, is that you can shape them to fit “where” you want it to go.

I secure the bottoms piece before I stamp my greeting but I leave the top so I can adjust it if needed … If I do, I just trim off the excess paper. I am going to host an online class where I can show you more about this fun and amazing product line.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope today kicks off an amazing weekend for you!!

Have a great 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 ♥ 

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 …

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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 ♥ 

MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT SUITE…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing one of our Christmas Card kits that was brought back to the Holiday Catalog by popular demand.  This is an amazing product suite.  I was lucky enough to receive this suite as a gift from Stampin’ Up! on the Greece Incentive trip.

We spent that day in Santorini … such a beautiful place. I wish I was back there!

When we returned to our rooms that evening we got a really cute bag from Stampin’ Up! and it was filled with the “MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT SUITE” and a note that said we should bring this with us to Make & Takes in the morning…

Everything you need to create your projects are included in the Wonderful Time Product Suite. Stamp Set, dies, designer papers, embellishments and more, and that is what the is too.

Here are the three cards that we made during our Make & Take session yesterday morning. I love how cute the Christmas tree’s look with the tinsel trim and the designer paper with the “gold” that glimmers so beautifully ….

I love the deer but I just can’t get over how cute that Christmas tree is with the tinsel wrapped around it … Perfect for St.Nick!

Thank you so much for taking a part of your Friday to visit my blog …

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 ♥ 

Reverse Masking Technique with Winter Woods

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have my video to share with you today … I am demonstrating the “Reverse Masking” technique and highlighting two different mediums you can use to create your reverse mask! I also have some additional stamping tips to share with you. Sit back and enjoy the video …

What a fun and easy technique this is …. It’s an oldie but a goodie!! I love how this technique creates depth to your card without all the layers and hazzle! Which one of the mediums to do this technique do you prefer? The sponge daubers or the brush? The Blending Brushes will be available in the upcoming Jan – June Mini catalog!

I used Shaded Spruce for my sponging and for the tree and of course it is the main color of our designer paper which comes from the Wonder of the Season and is called the “Tis the Season” 6 x 6, and is layered onto the Basic Black card base.

The Tree and Greeting both come from the Winter Woods stamp set … it was Hot, Hot, Hot last year but I think it’s the perfect year round stamp set!

A little piece of the extra designer paper was adhered inside to coordinate our entire card. The pretty gold edged Real Read ribbon is from the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo pack.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and checking it out.

Have a beautiful 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 ~

Simply Sunday: Christmas Around the World

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card I would like to share with you. This card was created during my “Countdown to Christmas” virtual party during my “Stamp with Me” session yesterday. What a wonderful collaboration it was! Here is what we came up with ….

We were using the “Trimming the Town” Suite … They chose the base color of Misty Moonlight, which house we were going to use, how many trees and which of the two colors from the “All the Trimmings” ribbon we were going to use.

I chose the designer paper with Christmas greetings is the different languages because 2020 has been a year like no other… and we all went through this together. For some this pandemic and election has divided us but my WISH for Christmas is to realize life is short, don’t sweat the small stuff, and make it all small stuff … it’s time to gather our hearts together.

We used the Snow Globe dies and Shaker Domes to create our ornament on the card. The house and tree were cut out using the Home Together Dies from the Trimming the Town product suite. A dash of glittery snow was added and our card was complete!

They are so cute and super easy to make … they could also be made into gift tags to add to your presents!!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your Sunday is Simply beautiful.

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 ♥ 

Another Quick Christmas Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a Quick -n- Easy Christmas Card that I created with the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack, and I have another version for you today!

Still didn’t break out the stamps and ink yet … just a little cutting and some stampin’ dimensionals and a touch of Wink of Stella …

The two (4″ x 6″) cards I used are actually the same … The front of the card is the “Celebrate the Season” which I cut out, and the back side is the holly which I used as my card front.

The holly card was trimmed down to 5-1/4″ and the piece that was cut off was tucked on the inside to decorate that too!

To finish off my card … I highlighted the greeting with my Wink of Stella. It adds a beautiful sparkle to the card.

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for joining me today.

Minnie or Mickey Card…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share what I came up with from the “Embossing Paste” background I made on Tuesday night. I hope you got a chance to watch the video yesterday, if you did … you know that I’ve created a card with the “polka dot” embossed background. Using the embossing paste adds such a fun texture to your card.

Well my friends, I couldn’t decide how I wanted to do this … so I did two cards!! I mentioned that the background reminded me of Minnie Mouse, so I thought … How Cute Would That Be??

I am just tickled pink with how it turned out!! It’s all glitzy … the background was done with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Minnie is from the Black Glitter paper and the greeting is highlighted with “Wink of Stella”!!

I used the “bow tie” from the upcoming “Well Suited” bundle with the Red Foil paper. The greeting comes from the Toile Christmas stamp set and die cut from the Christmas Cardinal die set. The greeting banner was colored with the Garden Green marker to coordinate with the leaf that was cut from the Poinsettia dies.

I couldn’t stop there, I had to have a Mickey!!

Made the background the same as above … polka dot mask and Shimmery White Embossing paste, I love it!! Mickey was made the same as Minnie but the hair bow was turned into a bow tie.

I used the “celebrate” from a past Paper Pumpkin kit but felt that it worked perfect for this card. This is one of the biggest benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. I die cut it from the Tasteful Labels dies…. same with the Black Glitter base.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created with the polka dot embossing paste … I had a “HOOT” making these! I may end up using Mickey for my daughters birthday, she is way more into Mickey than she is a “foo foo” card!

Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me. Join me back here tomorrow as I share the “lacey” background on the Peony Garden Designer Paper.

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 ♥ 

The Ease of Embossing Paste in Cardmaking …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you ever looked through the catalog and wondered “What is that for” … “How would I use that”? Well, today I’d like to answer that question on our “Shimmer White Embossing Paste! Time to make things Shimmer & Shine!!

You can now create tasteful texture and subtle sparkle with our Shimmery White Embossing Paste, and my video will show you how easy it is to apply. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy …..

I hope you enjoyed the video and watching my “creative process” as I work through how I built up this card. Can’t wait for you to see how the other “embossed masks” look when completed!

Here are some different angles of today’s card. We began with the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper and Seaside Spray cardstock and ink ….

I added the ribbon on my card because of a little line left from the masking. I do believe if I had used some washi tape or removable tape, it would have stopped that from happening.

My greeting was added and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, I then added some of the Seaside Spray cardstock behind the greeting before I popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The above photograph really shows what I wanted to highlight with my design … the shimmery tree from the paste and mask turned out so well and pairs perfectly with the images on the Feels Like Frost Designer paper.

The Elegant Faceted Gems really highlight the entire card as well … that little sparkle ties in so nicely with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

** Just make sure you clean off your mask and tools as you work, it will make it much easier when you are finished with your card.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today, to view the video and check out my cards. Are you inspired to try the Embossing Paste? I hope so … I have even more to show you with this fun medium!

Have a sparkling good 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 ♥