Quick -n- Easy Gift Boxes: featuring Time of Giving Bundle!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE replay for you. I created two cute little Gift Boxes featuring the Time of Giving Bundle … You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make! Formally know as the 2-4-6-8 Boxes … I’ve done a little adjusting to make the box a little bigger so it could hold more goodies!!

And what would you put into these little cuties? Well … candy works great, or cookies!! But you could also put in little toys for a child, or how about a get well kit with hand sanitizer, tissues, maybe some tea … you could have so much fun with this.

Speaking of tea … grab a cup or some coffee and join me for the replay of my LIVE last night.

I have the dimensions for you so you can make some of these little cuties yourself! Let’s begin ….

  1. Start with an 11″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock (on sale thru Nov.18th, 2021)
  2. On the 11″ lenght; Score at 2″ … 5″ … 7″ and 10″. Cut 1/2″ off end if prefered.
  3. Turn cardstock 90 degrees and on the 5-1/2″ length; score at 1-1/2″.
  4. Cut on score lines as shown in the video
  5. Designer Series Paper: 2 pieces: 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and 2 pieces: 2-3/4/” x 3-3/4″
  6. Attach the designer paper onto box … except the front piece which you will cut to create window.
  7. Use the smaller of the two dies and cut through both the designer paper and cardstock. Make sure it is aligned.
  8. Remover designer paper and cut with larger of the two dies.
  9. Attach window sheet … either onto inside of box or between the box and designer paper
  10. Glue side flap (1/2″) and then bottom flaps as shown in video.

The first box was created with Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Tidings of Christmas Designer paper. The greeting comes from the Time of Giving Bundle and is stamped in Real Red … the box is embellished with the Red Rhinestones.

I used the Layering Oval dies to create window on both of the boxes …

The second box was created with Cajun Craze cardstock and the Pattern Party Designer Series paper from our exclusive Hostess Rewards. Greeting comes from the Time of Giving Bundle and is stamped with Cajun Craze!

I embellished this box using the die cut leaves from the bundle and the stunning Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper. They are even cuter close up.

I hope I have inspired you to try these little cuties … it really is so simple to make, and you can fill it with anything you wish. A perfect gift for a friend, a co-worker, a child, someone who’s sick or anyone who you want to Thank you too.

I have listed the ingredients below for your shopping convenience…. just click on any item to begin. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

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Guest Stamper: Kathie with Peaceful Deer …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I want to share some of the amazing “Swap Cards” that were presented at my Holiday Stamping Retreat last weekend. The swap is held for our attendee’s just for fun (and a $30 Gift Certificate) to the winner. These ladies never fail to impress … love to see the different styles, and everyone goes home with even more cards!!

Our first Guest Stamper is Kathie D. who highlights the Peaceful Deer Bundle. Kathie did a beautiful job showcasing the both the stamp set and the punch.

Let’s begin with the designer paper which was FREE during our Sale-a-bration period. I love the Kathie stamped directly onto the designer paper … it gives the card visual depth.

Creating more depth and texture were the stamped and punched images … even the greeting which was die cut, has the stitched look for additional texture. Let’s not forget the pop of color from not only the tree’s but the mat behind the designer paper.

Kathie’s card not only makes a beautiful Christmas card but would make a perfect Birthday card as well.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Enjoy your Monday ~

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 

Turn Your Stampin’ Up! 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 … 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.

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 

Embossing Paste to Enhance Your Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We had a discussion at my Stampin’ Retreat this past weekend about Embossing Paste so I’m excited to share the cards from one of my Facebook LIVEs … 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 (no longer available).

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 invite you to join me tonight at 6 pm Central Time for my Facebook LIVE presentation … we’re getting ready for Christmas!! Click Here to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Have a beautiful day, and take good care ~

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Merry & Bright in Polished Pink!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m doing a twist on my card today … a simple card to start and then I will gradually add some elements to lift the card to another level. Let’s begin with a little “fun” …. What do you get when you cross the Tidings of Christmas with the Expressions in Ink? A totally non-traditional Christmas card … in “PINK”!!

I began with the stunning Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper in the new Polished Pink that is beautifully entwined with gold foils, so naturally I would use a Gold Foil mat and a Polished Pink card base.

I stamped the greeting in VersaMark and heat embossed it with the Gold Embossing Powder. My greeting comes from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set. We could leave this card simply as is but, check this out ….

Before I attached the Gold Foil card base, I die cut some of those pretty little starts from the Tidings & Trimmings bundle!! This ads such and elegant touch to our beautiful Expressions in Ink Designer paper.

We went from a simply beautiful non-traditional “PINK” Christmas card to one that is simply stunning! Don’t forget to use the leftover pieces of designer paper to deck out the inside of your card.

Thanks for hanging out with me today!! See, you never know when I’m able to post a “requested” card.

Enjoy and have a beautiful Sunday ~

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

Road to the Holiday Stampin’ Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today as we gather for our Holiday Stamping Retreat, I will be sharing a part of it with you. Follow me for a wonderful trip on the road to our Holiday Retreat. Here is the actual view as your drive up to our retreat house…

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Photo was taken by Kris H.

We stay at the beautiful Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, WI.  Our house is a 1930 English Manor and nestled beautifully on the lake. This photo was taken during our lunch break at a past retreat … a time set aside so our guests can dine and then explore these beautiful grounds.

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 This is the view (below) that greets our stampin’ friends as they arrive and enter the house. To the right leads to the stairway that leads to the bedrooms, the living room that is warm and inviting as we sit around the fireplace … another room perfect to snuggle up with a book, and then the screened in porch that allows you a perfect view of the lake.

If you go to the left … you’ll walk through the butlers pantry that is usually stocked with treats and goodies, then into the kitchen where all your delicious meals are prepared. There is also two bedrooms for our guest who prefer not to take the stairs.

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The fireplace is adorned with a touch of Christmas Cheer with a hand crafted gift … Each guest gets to take one home with them. We treat them to many little surprises throughout their retreat stay. These little gifts (pictured) are from a past retreat … I cannot share this years Mantle Gift until I know my “Retreat by Mail” Guests get their packages! I don’t want to spoil their surprise.

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Once our guests are shown their rooms and settle in, we gather around the table and have our first of 5 meals together. We usually have soups & salads on Friday nights, but you never know …. I like to change things up so my repeat attendee’s don’t get bored! That will never happen!

Then it’s off to the stamp room where all their project are cut and ready for them to stamp & assemble … embellishments and envelopes included. The retreat is designed so you can gather with friends, relax and have fun … No stress, but believe me … the cards are still beautiful!

Our stamp session is full of fun, giggles, catching up, making new friends, snackin’ and of course some amazing stamping projects!

After our stamping session we head back to the house and gather around the fireplace for some Hot Chocolate … and ??? Well, you just never know what I have for you! This little “pillow gift” was from our last Holiday Stampin’ Retreat ….

 

We’ve been waiting 2 years to gather together and I am so excited to be with an amazing group of ladies again!! I hope you have enjoyed the journey of our Holiday Stamping Retreat. Think about joining us for the Spring 2022 Stamping Retreat!!

Thank you for hanging out with me today … Have a great day!

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Peaceful Cabin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE

PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE

A cabin in a snowy meadow, surrounded by trees, is about as iconic of a peaceful scene as I can imagine. With the Peaceful Place Suite you’ll have all the elements for creating cards, scrapbook pages, and more with beautiful, wintery landscapes. The Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper features a lovely, soft monochrome style with silver accents that are perfect for elegant and natural looks. The Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a DistINKtive set, which means it creates detailed, shaded images. You’ll love creating with this set for the holidays and the winter months that follow. The tutorial below features a diorama-style, that layers down to the focal image, instead of up like most cards we create. I think you’ll love creating and sending this beautiful card. Have a beautiful day ~
Stampin’ Hugs, Linda
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Coordinating Products

Peaceful Place Suite Collection (english) Peaceful Cabin Bundle (english) Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set (english) Peaceful Place 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper Cabin Dies Timber 3d Embossing Folder Silver Foil 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Pack Subtle Shimmer Sequins White 3/8 INCH (1 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon Snowy White 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Velvet Sheets August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Peaceful Sweet Stockings Card August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Peaceful Sweet Stockings Card

Peaceful Sweet Stockings Card

August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Peaceful Sweet Stockings Card SUPPLIES BUNDLES #156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle (#156395 Peaceful Cabin, #156404 Cabin Dies) PAPER #159276 Basic White, #121045 Basic Black, #131201 Pear Pizzazz, #159229 Basic White Thick, #156325 Kraft 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack INK #102283 VersaMark Pad, #147089 Garden Green, #147104 Pear Pizzazz, #147113 Smoky Slate TOOLS #156406 Timber 3D Embossing Folder, #155559 Picture This Dies, #155565 Layering Diorama Dies, #129053 Heat Tool, #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, #133773 Sponge Daubers ADHESIVES #103683 Mini Glue Dots, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, #138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive, #141825 Foam Adhesive Strips EMBELLISHMENTS #155554 Basics Embossing Powders, #156485 Black & White 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon, #156407 Subtle Shimmer Sequins TIPS: The Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a special stamp design called DistINKtive(TM) by Stampin’ Up! DistINKtive stamps are designed to give a detailed, shaded, 3D-like effect. An ink pad with too much ink will create a blotchy, blobby image with these stamps. This is a real case of less is more. Use a Bone Folder or the back of a plastic spoon to push the ink away from the center of the ink pad and towards the edges. Then ink and stamp. Peaceful Place Suite | By Stampin' Up! DOWNLOAD OUR LATEST CATALOG August-December 2021 Mini Catalog

Whimsical Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Many of you know I’ve been busy preparing for my upcoming Holiday Stampin’ Retreat next weekend, and while doing so, I had some left over Mint Macaron circles … couldn’t let them go to waste so I paired it up with the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Paper …

The conventional patterns meet an unconventional color scheme in the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Specialty Series Paper. This paper is a lovely choice for those who want to celebrate the spirit of the season. Images include gifts, trees, snowflakes, and more. And once the holidays are done, use the versatile stripes and tone-on-tone patterns for all of your projects. This papercrafting staple is great scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more!

Now let’s take a look at that card ….

So simple yet so darn cute! I turned the circle into an ornament … the greeting comes from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set and is Heat embossed in silver. I also heat embossed the top to my ornament and used some silver cord from on of my Paper Pumpkin kits! There are always left over goodies to use.

The Basic Rhinestones were colored with the Stampin’ Blends …

I love a quick -n- easy card … especially when you can add some beautiful designer paper and a few items you have around the stamp room!! What can you create?

Thank you for joining me today… Happy 1st Day of November!!

Happy Stampin’ ~

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Friends Like You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

In the wise words of Jane Austen: “The evergreen! How beautiful, how welcome, how wonderful the evergreen!” Embrace the everlasting beauty of the evergreen with the Evergreen Elegance Bundle!

This pretty pair of pine products—the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set and Evergreen Border Punch—boasts beautifully bushy trees, festive phrases, soft touches of snow, and shining stars. While it’s the perfect pick for Christmas crafts, re-imagine and repurpose the set for any season! Stamp a summer night sky scattered with stars, fill a forest with flourishing trees, or watercolor a warm body of water.

Today’s card celebrate the season with friends …

1. Cut a piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14.9 x 21 cm) and score at 4-1/4″ (10.8 cm). This is your card base.

2. Using the Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad®, add ink to each tree stamp from the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set. Then, stamp onto the card front multiple times to create a tone-on-tone forest.

3. On Basic White Cardstock (4-3/8″ x 3-1/8″; 11.1 x 10.5 cm), stamp the solid star stamp three times in Pool Party ink. On the same piece, stamp the “It’s friends like you…” sentiment in Poppy Parade ink.

4. With the Evergreen Border Punch, punch three rows of evergreen trees from a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock. Adhere the rows together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, place them face-up on a piece of scratch paper, then apply ink directly to each row with the Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad®. To do this, swipe the ink pad across the paper until you achieve your desired coverage and color saturation. Once dry, use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the trees to the bottom of the Basic White Cardstock.

5. To complete the card, use Stampin’ Dimensionals® to adhere the piece of Basic White Cardstock to the Poppy Parade card base.

Take a peek at how easy it was to make this card ….

I hope you enjoyed the project that I shared with you today. I have a list of the ingredients used for our red card. Let me know if you need any help placing an order or have any questions about your products.

Thank you for joining me, I hope you have a wonderful 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 

Peaceful Christmas Alternative Projects …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share two cards with you today!! Both are alternative projects to the October 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit. You’re getting two cards today because the Paper Pumpkin cards beautiful design is not only on the front, but on the back as well … so with just a little trimming, you can double your card count!! Here are the pieces I used from the kit …

Can you see how the card laid out can easily be doubled … LOVE IT!! So I trimmed it down to 5-1/4″ … then I folded it in half, and cutting on the fold down to 4 inches, creating the two pieces. Then I took a sheet of Shaded Spruce, cut it in half and used the two pieces for my card bases. Then I attached my cut card fronts onto my card bases …

On my first one I cut down the card front from the other card in this kit to use as an accent on this card. I then stamped the greeting that is include in the kit with the Shaded Spruce ink pad (also included in the kit) I popped it up and it completed my card!

My second card uses a few other pieces; the banner and circle and the Noel … so no stamping needed on this one. I used the Glue Dots to attach the “Noel” and then I popped up the entire greeting and placed it in the lower left hand corner, trimming off the left side of the banner.

I also cut 2 … 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic White for the inside of my card … those I stamped with the trees included in the kit. (It matches the trees shown on the enveloped below) I love that you get “everything” you need to create beautiful cards, and that there is the ability to change up the design … or double it, like we got to do in this kit!

I’m sharing the video again today for those who may have missed it yesterday….

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

I hope you enjoyed the alternative projects and how you can “stretch” your kit … and still get amazing cards! You can click on any of the links below to begin a Pre-Paid Subscription or you can CLICK ON THIS LINK to start the monthly subscription.

Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to hang out with me today.

Sending Peppermint Kisses …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m working on my upcoming Stamping Retreat and having a blast … I can’t wait to share all the amazing projects with my guests. One of the the suites we are creating with 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.

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.

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! Hard to think of Hot Chocolate when you are going to have temps in the high 90’s!

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 

Two for Tuesday: Christmas Snowflakes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Look … another day closer to the weekend and hmmm … Christmas! It’s sneaking up fast and I have been busy creating for my Fall Holiday Stamping Retreat, so Christmas cards are second nature to me right now.

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 ~

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Simply Sunday: Getting Punchy with Tidings of Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … I’m back up and running with a new modem!! Soooo … Today I’d like to share two cards that I created during World Card Making Day for a LIVE Demonstration … It highlights the Tailored Tag Punch and the wonderful products from the Tidings of Christmas Suite.

Using one of the sheets from the Tidings of Christmas Designer paper, I punched out 5 shapes, adhering two of one pattern, then flipping the punched shape over and aligning it between the center of the two already attached and then adhering the other two … trim off excess.

The greeting comes from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set which is part of the Tidings of Christmas Suite. I stamped it in Evening Evergreen on White Cardstock and then punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, I then punched out a piece from Soft Succulent to use as a mat behind it … it is cut in half and then placed behind the greeting and the entire piece is popped up. I finished it off with the 2020-23 In Color Gems.

On my second card I used two different sheets of the Tidings of Christmas Designer paper so I would have more variation in the paper. If you look closely, you will see two different patterns in the Sahara Sand and again on the white. They are then layered with alternating patterns and the edges trimmed off. This time the greeting was stamped in Soft Succulent and I used it to mat it as well … l love how easy it is to coordinate everything.

Instead of the gems, I used the beautiful Evening Evergreen Chevron Woven Ribbon … it brings out the Evergreen from the card mat and and from the designer paper. The card base is Soft Succulent.

You can create a multitude of patterns and color combinations when using the Tailored Tag Punch and the wonderful products from the Tidings of Christmas Suite. If you don’t have the items you need … I have a list of the supplies below for your convenience.

Thank you for stopping by today and spending some time with me. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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

Joyful Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a “simply” beautiful card using the Peaceful Prints Designer paper, and today I have another with this paper but highlighting the NEW Holly Border Punch. It was something on my Wish List so today I wanted to share this card with you… these two holiday treats paired perfectly together.

Like you, I get bogged down with work, chores, kids … yes, mine are older but they still call Mom!! lol So I like to share pretty cards that are quick & easy card to make. A little layering and it looks all decked out!!

I chose this cute polka dot paper so the green would show through the punched holly! It’s actually 2 pieces, one behind the holly punch and the other as our background. I used Basic Black with the Holly punch to create an eye catching impact!

I layered a piece of red plaid behind the holly piece to add a pop of color and to coordinate and make the Red Rhinestones light up the card. I used the “Take Your Pick” tool to pick up and apply the rhinestones to my card.

Both designer paper patterns are from the limited time offer Peaceful Prints Designer Paper as our background. This paper is just one of the items you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase!

I used the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set for my greeting, it is stamped with our Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and punched with the Double Oval punch.

I used the adorable White Glitter Organdy Ribbon to tie together all of the white on the card and add just a little more sparkle, as if the 23 Red Rhinestones didn’t do it!! Some girls like their sparkle … just saying 😉

Don’t forget … the Peaceful Prints designer paper is FREE for a limited time. Our Sale-a-bration period ends in just 3 days! I have included a list of ingredients for you below.

Thank you for joining me day. I hope your day is a good 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

Simple Sunday: Christmas Deer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We just kicked back to welcome autumn in with it’s warm days, cool nights and stunning colors and then got a major jolt when “this” was announced …. YIKES!

Are you ready? If you are looking for a quick & easy card to make this holiday season this could be exactly what you are looking for …. And the Designer Paper is FREE!

We begin with this limited time offer Peaceful Prints Designer Paper as our background. This paper is just one of the items you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase! The red plaid with white snowflakes such a fun holiday print, and just one of many “merry” patterns.

Here is the entire packet of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series paper …

I chose to compliment this designer paper with a pop of Basic Black in the form of a banner and the card base. Another banner was added in Basic White to stamp our greeting.

I used the Shimmer Snowflake to draw your eye to the focal point … our deer! The deer uses the coordinating punch and Peaceful Printed designer paper. That’s right, the deer is punched from the designer paper …

This cute card is easy to make and you’ll love saving money on your cards this year because the Peaceful Prints designer paper is FREE! I have a list of ingredients below for you.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your Sunday with me.

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