Curvy Keepsake Cuties …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Thought we’d have a little fun today seeing some fun and creative ways to use your Mini Curvy Keepsake die …

Let’s start are weekend with a little sparkle!!  These cute little treat keepers are so quick -n- easy to make and you can use any of our four glimmer papers, and don’t stop there … you can also use the beautiful foils we have too.

Another quick -n- easy way to create cute holiday treat boxes is using some of the beautiful designs in our Designer Series papers. We have many beautiful holiday papers right now …

This designer paper has retired but I find it’s a great way to use up my papers and put a smile on anyone’s face!  Who wouldn’t love getting such a cute little gift …


If you missed my latest creation with the Monster Bash Designer Series paper … These little cuties are to die for (well, not literally) your trick or treaters, co-workers or friends will be thrilled.



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Last but not least is a real treat keeper designed for the biggest gift giving time … Christmas.  Can I get a little “Ho … Ho… Ho”  Simple to create with just a few punches, my Santa Curvy Keepsake will even fit in the stocking.  Making it with cardstock, makes it a little more durable.

These would be so cute on the fireplace mantle … on a co-workers desk, where ever Santa would leave a little treat.  A nice chocolate truffle fits perfectly in the Mini Curvy Keepsake box!

Have fun creating these quick -n- easy little treat boxes for every occasion … they make perfect little gifts around the table for baby showers, brides maids, Thanksgiving … you get the picture.  I have a list of supplies below that I used to create these cuties.

Thank you for joining me this “rainy” Friday … just glad it’s not snow!

Have a great weekend ~

Here is a supply list for some of the items shown above … 


Monster Bash ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have been enjoying my parade of Halloween cards and treat containers. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for and it suits kids of all ages! If you scroll down … on the lower right hand side you will find my Halloween Creations all posted nicely on the side for you to view!! It’s a great way to see them all.  If your looking for specific items and directions, just type in “Halloween” or “Monster Bash” into the search box and it will pull up all the posts relating to your search.

Here are some of Stampin’ Up!s creations …

Don’t be afraid to contact me if you need help placing your Halloween order.  Here’s a cute little video to watch …

If you pop on over to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page you can view a video on how to make the cute coffin you see above.  Let me know what I can do for you.

Thank you for stopping by today …

Enjoy your day.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUGGESTIONS for Your Halloween Creations …


Trick or Treaters Delights …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I always love to create special little packaging for my trick or treaters … I don’t get many where I live now so it’s mainly my grandkids!  This year I will create a custom die-cut keepsakes box in record time using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Dies.  You’d be surprised what can fit into these cute mini boxes.  I cut my boxes out with the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  This designer paper  provides a fresh take on favorite Halloween characters and themes.

I was thrilled to see that the set of dies included tags … so I used two of them and teamed it up with the “To Every Season” stamp set.  To every season . . . there is a time for bats, a time for snow, and a time for love. Combine the greetings and images from the To Every Season Stamp Set for tags, treat packaging, or whatever is in season.  I paired it perfectly with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Dies … these are two tools in my stamping arsenal that will be used all year long.

No craft stash is complete without the essential black ink pad… the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. You’ll love the coverage this ink gives, and that is why I not only used it in todays tags but in all my projects using the Stampin’ Blends.

he silly ties are from the on my tags are from the Black Scallop Ribbon … on the bat container I cut the edge off the ribbon to attach it and for the one with the spider webs, I actually pulled the rest of the ribbon apart and tied on the shreds!! Like that it looks like spider webs!! lol

Your trick or treaters are going to fall in love with these cute little boxes and you’ll love that they’ll be done quicker than it takes to make a witches brew!

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Enjoy your day.



Hauntingly Cute Hand Sanitizer Gift Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a nice weekend and got a chance to check out the Halloween projects I shared yesterday … a card and a treat box! For some, Halloween is all about the candy, for others, they like to hand out practical gifts.  What would you think about creating something that makes those “practical” gifts more fun?  I have a cute little wrap for hand sanitizers that is quick -n- easy to make.

Let’s begin with the outer wrap.  Start with an 11″ x 3″ piece of cardstock.  Score the cardstock at 4-7/8″ and 6-1/8″ … these measurements will ensure the insert sits nicely in the wrap.  Then punch both ends, this will be used to for your ribbon and to close the top.

Attach a piece of 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ of designer paper… I used Monster Bash. We finished off the top edge of the designer paper by attaching a piece of ribbon over it and trimming off the edges.

Stamp your greeting and cut out with a favorite die or punch.  I used the coordinating die from the Spooktacular Bash Bundle and pop it up with the new black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Set your outer wrap aside for now … it’s time to create your inner (inset) piece.  Cardstock should measure 4-1/2 x 2-7/8″ … score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″.  Using the smallest of the scallop ovals, place it between the the two score lines closest to the 1/2″ flap. (See photo below).

Once the whole is cut out, you will need to glue the 1/2″ flap to the opposite side to create a box.  The hole needs to be facing up … add glue to the bottom (opposite side with the hole) and set it into the outer wrap between the score lines.  Now you can tuck your Hand Sanitizer into the scallop oval hole.  The Bath & Body Works small hand sanitizers fit perfectly into the oval.

This would make a cute teachers gift, thank you gifts, get well ? Any reason … flu season is coming and why not be prepared and be the cool mom on the block!  This is also a great way to use up some of that designer paper you’ve been hording … lol.

Have some fun creating these cute Halloween gifts for your ghoul friends and then make some more for just for the fun of it … Christmas is coming too!

Thanks so much for joining me today … Let me know if you liked this project, I’d love to hear what you think … just message below.

I also have a supply list below to make your shopping easy, just click on any image for more information or to begin shopping with me.

Just a reminder … Today is the last day of the Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE Designer Papers …

Have a great Monday!




Simply Sunday: Dancin’ in the Moonlight

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a happy Sunday to you! Are you ready for some fun today? I’ve got a playful combination of products to share with you today… the Monster Bash product suite and the September 2019 Paper Pumpkin: Bone Appétit.

Let’s begin with the Coffin Boxes … such a fun way to share a special treat with your trick or treaters this year. I used the beautiful scroll design from our Monster Bash designer paper,  Now grab your sponge dauber and your Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink pads.  I sponged on these colors to create a candy corn look directly onto my designer paper.  Little Wink of Stella to give it some shimmer.

Next I  pulled out my Bone Appétit Paper Pumpkin and adhered the vellum circle onto my lid. I took the new BLACK (I just love them) Stampin’ Dimensionals and used it to pop up my skeleton web … not only does it pop up but it give you the “dark sockets” in the skull! A bit creepy!

I added a little greeting direct from the Paper Pumpkin kit and the enamel embellishments are from our Monster Bash Suite. Then I thought it would be cute to give the recipient of this crafty little gift a “hand” … lol

With the same supplies and sponging technique, I created a coordinating card …

I just love these little skeletons and thought it would be cute to have them dancin’ across the card. These little guys are die cut images, as is the tag.  Did you know that if you subscribe for the October kit … you could then purchase this kit too!!  Past kits are available to purchase when you are a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber!

The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, many of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be looking forward to opening their holiday kit. Christmastime papercrafting with Paper Pumpkin has become an annual tradition!

Let’s take one last peek at our Halloween themed Paper Pumpkin and Monster Bash combination … I had a blast making these, and I’m sure my grandkids are going to love them!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me. Hope you enjoyed my projects.

Have a wonderful day ~



Monster Bash Double Z-Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So glad we’re such ghoul friends … that is our frightfully fun greeting on todays Halloween card which highlights the Spooktacular Bash Bundle. I’ve also showcased three (3) patterns from our Monster Bash Designer Series paper and in a fun Double Z-Fold card …

I started with a Paper Pumpkin base which coordinates perfectly with our designer paper.  The first pattern has all our ghoul friends featured on it and is attached to the first panel of our card.  The second pattern is a pair of our ghoul friends which were fussy cut and attached to front band of the “Z” which our greeting was stamped with the Spooktacular Stamp Set.

Inside our card you will find the creepy “Spider Web” pattern … with the “Double Z-Fold” card you get a sneak peek of this pattern because of the unique way it is folded. You will also find our eerie apothecary jars filled with ghoulish delights! Colored with our Stampin’ Blends and magically dazzled with a touch of our Wink of Stella.  The ingredients in the jar are a bit “bone-chilling” if I do say so myself!

This product suite is so fun to work with and a great addition to your Halloween decorating arsenal.  You will be seeing even more samples so stay tuned!

Have a frightfully fun Friday and thanks so much for your visit to my blog today.



W-Fold Card: Open If You Dare …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the “To Every Season” Bundle with you, today I’m pairing it with the “Spooktacular Bash” Bundle and delivering it to you on a spooky little card featuring the W-Fold!!  Are you ready??  Open if you dare ….

The background is Gorgeous Grape and stamped with Gorgeous Grape using both the “To Every Season” and “Spooktacular Bash” stamp sets, which is then layered over Pumpkin Pie over a Basic Black base.

The coffin was cut from a template I made from the cute little Coffin Treat Boxes also found in the Monster Bash product suite. I embossed it with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and with a light dragging of the Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink Pad across the raised image you create some added dimension and sparkle!

The greeting is from the Spooktacular Bash bundle and die cut with the coordinating (and layering) dies… and lets not forget about those cute little bats which were punched from the To Every Season punch pack .  Notice the sparkle … you guessed it, Wink of Stella!!


The “W-Fold” is created to POP out your images! This is the fold that our September Club members learned this month. Can you tell that the center 2 images are popping right out of your card? Keep opening ….

I tucked some fun little creatures inside the card to wish you a Happy Halloween! We layered the inside the same as the outside of the card, but instead of stamping on the grape … we embossed it just like we did to the coffin lid!

Now it’s fully open so you can see how nicely the card lays down. and a better look at our stamped images.  The were all colored in the grape and then Wink of Stella was added over them.  The inside band is what makes the W and our images pop.

I love that I can use the “To Every Season” Bundle with the “Spooktacular Bash” Bundle and then take it onto the next holiday! I’m all about purchasing products that I can use throughout the year … maximizing my money!! If you have to have the products you saw today … just click on the images below and it will take you to my on-line store.

Stop back tomorrow and I will show you how I take both of these bundles onto the next holiday!!

Thank you for checking out my blog … have a wonderful day!!

Today’s stamping supply list … 


To Every Season …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with a special card direct from Stampin’ Up!  This one little bundle can

To every season . . . there is a time for bats, a time for snow, and a time for love. Combine the greetings and images from the To Every Season Stamp Set for tags, treat packaging, or whatever is in season.

Cut out snowflakes, hearts, bats, and leaves for your projects using the Every Season Punch Pack.You’ll use this multi-occasion punch set again and again.

Punches are a quick and easy way to add die-cut shapes that add interest and depth to your projects. And punches are a great way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

You’re thankful for friends and family both near and far. When is the last time you told them? This card is the perfect way to share your feelings.

The To Every Season Bundle comes with a stamp set and the Every Season Punch Pack, which is perfect for cutting out those adorable leaves that make this card pop. To get the bundle, click on the images under the “Shopping List”.

Thank you for joining me again today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s bundle … stop back tomorrow and I will show you what I did with this! A fun new fold

Enjoy your day ~

Today’s Stamping Supply List … Just click on an image to learn more or to begin your shopping experience with me.  Thank you.

Simply Sunday: Spooktacular Dracula!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card share from the Monster Bash Suite bundle … this includes all of the coordinating products.  This is actually a step up from my usual Simply Sunday as we will be using the beautiful dies that are included in this suite. I try to stay away from die cutting on my Simply Sunday posts but this suite is too cute and easy to play with.

This card was not part of my Halloween Bash class … two of the cards we made included a fun fold and a shaker card!  In fact, I have had additional interest in this class; I will be hosting another Here is the information …

Today’s card was created by me and my 4 year old Great Grandson … he loves using the Bigshot!!  His GG (me) shows him how to layer and he makes it go. lol  He cut both of the delicate frames out for me.  The large is cut from Lovely Lipstick and the small is cut from Basic Black … both of these ornate frames are included in the die set that comes in the bundle.

We stamped Dracula and also die cut him from a coordinating die. Love how these layer…

We colored the background of Dracula’s picture in Lovely Lipstick and then added Wink of Stella to it. It really adds dimension to the picture.  The frame was colored with Soft Suede and then was layered onto our ornate frame.

Our second ornate frame showcases our greeting which comes from the coordinating stamp set; Spooktacular Bash Cling Stamp Set.  I’ve also added “Wink of Stella” to the frame which coordinates with the background we created behind Dracula.  A touch of ribbon behind our greeting and black enamel dots from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.

Junior likes Stampin’ Dimensionals as well so he helped me pop up the greeting and Dracula.  We added a strip of this pretty Monster Bash Designer Series Paper pattern to the inside of the card to coordinate with the front and our card is done!

I hope you enjoyed our card today … Junior and I sure had fun making it!  I might have to invite him over to help me bigshot all the pieces for our upcoming Halloween Bash class.

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

Enjoy your day ~





Halloween Bash Coffin Treat Boxes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this beautiful day? Last night I held my Halloween Bash …

Although I don’t share all our creations, I would like to share one.  It is the Monster Bash Coffin Boxes which make the perfect little treat box for those very special Trick or Treaters in your life.  These would also make good table décor, gift boxes or name place holders, with a treat of course at your Halloween Bash!!

These little beauties come pre-cut and pre-scored in a package of 12 so all you have to do is glue them together.  If you would like to dress them up a bit, you can emboss the lid with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder like we did in class.  The we used the new Copper Metallic Ink pad to “age” our coffin a bit.  With a gentle touch, simply drag the ink pad across the raised (embossed) images on the lid.

The cute little greeting, the black mat and the ornate copper background were all cut from the dies included in the Spooktacular Bash Bundle! Love our bundles because you can save 10% and that savings is also included when you purchase the entire product suite as a bundle… Nice!  That is what I did because I had to have it all.  I will share more of the product suite with you this month.

We added a piece of Lovely Lipstick ribbon behind our greeting and then I put a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock through my shredder and tucked it into the box to hold my treats.  I like using my cardstock this way because then it coordinates with the colors I use in the rest of my project.

I hope you enjoyed our little treat boxes as much as we did making them. They really are quick -n- easy to do and will add the prefect touch to your Halloween party. Better yet, when you see the excitement in the eyes of your special little trick or treater when you give them this fun Halloween treat.

I have a few people interested in a second class … If you would like to join us, let me know and I will host another.  We had a great time and everyone loved the projects we did!!  email me at or message me below.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping in to see me.



Friday the 13th: Monster Bash Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For those of you who enjoy staring at the moon… you’re in for a treat this week.  Get ready for the harvest moon effect — when it will seem like five consecutive nights of full moons. And for the first time in 19 years, Wisconsinites will get a full moon on Friday the 13th, and it won’t happen again until August 13, 2049!!

I have a full moon for you …

The inside greeting also comes from the “Spooktacular Bash” stamp set and was stamped onto the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then punched a 1-1/2″ circle from a piece of scrap cardstock and used it as a “mask” so I could sponge a moon onto the card … just to add a little more drama. I used Crushed Curry for my moon, which coordinates with the Monster Bash Designer paper!

There are so many cute patterns in the Monster Bash Designer paper and this is one of my favorites.  I love anything that makes my card making quick and easy! BUT … it has to be cute, handsome or beautiful!! We won’t skimp on looks!

I have another cute card for you, both of these I have shared earlier but I couldn’t resist sharing these on Friday the 13th!!  I have more samples but can’t share them yet, they are for my Halloween Bash Class tonight.  I really like the vintage looking pattern on this card (actually, the background is another pattern/color in the paper pack).

Our handsome couple comes from yet another pattern in the Monster Bash Designer series paper.  The beautiful frame behind the picture comes from the coordinating die set.  This vintage look of this could be used for a “real” anniversary card or anything you choose … just replace our couple with a sentiment or a flower pattern.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I’ll be back tomorrow at my usual time with another great card.

Have a beautiful day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST: I have listed the entire Monster Bash Suite (One number and you’ve got it all) and the bundle, along with each product I used seprately. There is a 10% Discount on the Bundle (including when you purchase it in the suite).


Simply Sunday: Scrapbooking Halloween from Scraps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick -n- easy scrapbook page that was created out of scraps!

Our clubs had created a card where we were punched out colors of cardstock with our 2″ Circle punch so we ended up with a whole bunch of left over circles.  Not wanting anything to go to waste, I used the circles to create the background for today’s scrapbook page.  I simply just glued the circles on using the Tombo Multi-Glue.

The title was created from my computer, the kitty’s were created from the retired “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper… but our cat punch is still available to punch kitties for your page.  I thought it was appropriate since she was dressed as a little kitty cat!

Don’t ever pass up the chance to use up your scraps … this was fun and easy to create!

Still time to join me and your fellow stampers for a Stamp Club …

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Hope you day is a beautiful one!

Today’s Supplies used to create the scrapbook page … 


Halloween Bash Stamp Class Announcement …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Step fright this was as I invite you in to my chambers for a Spooktacular event … My Halloween Bash Stamp Class!  It’s going to be a thriller of a night as we create 5 bewitching Halloween projects!  Don’t be a zombie on Friday the 13th of September, mark your calendar (or grave stone) and join your fellow stampers for an eerily good time …

The cost for the Halloween Bash Stamp Class is only $25.00 and includes all of your Halloween Bash supplies, embellishments, envelopes and anything extra to complete your projects (something sweet perhaps?) This is the perfect class if you are looking for special cards / gift ideas for our favorite spooky holiday … Halloween .

The only thing you need to bring is your favorite adhesive … everything else is ready for you!

Join us for a fun evening out stamping * snacking * creating * and meeting new friends (or bring yours along!)


I am so excited to be able to invite you to our 2019-20 Stamp Clubs!!

My clubs are starting in September and we’re looking forward to stamping with you!  This years Stamp Clubs will be highlighting Techniques and Fun Folds, plus I’ll be celebrating 20 years with Stampin’ Up! So expect more fun and surprises throughout the year.

There is no cost to the stamp club, however a $30 Minimum Order is required. You get what your ordered, plus a minimum of 2 projects and instructions!
* The minimum order allows each club member to receive HOSTESS BENEFITS for one month (more FREE stamping goodies)

Call me to reserve your spot at [262] 334-1009

Join the Club & Make new friends!

Monsterversary …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a great weekend and that you had a chance to check out yesterdays Monster Bash card. A quick -n- simple card with plenty of “spooky” and cute Halloween characters. Speaking of those bewitching characters … we’re joining them to celebrate an anniversary today! I fell in love with the beautiful filigree designer paper, so that will be the base of todays card …

Our anniversary couple was cut from another fun pattern of the Monster Bash Designer paper and I painted the frame with … you guessed it “Wink of Stella”. I just had to add a little glitz to the anniversary card.

The frame was die cut using one of the elaborate frames from the Ornate Frames Dies in the suite … because this one was not the height I needed, I again the cut it in half lengthwise and adhered it to the back to create a mat.  This left a gap between the top and bottom, so I tucked in the beautiful Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon ribbon!! The added sparkle pairs nicely with the Wink of Stella.

The greeting comes in the “Itty Bitty Greeting” stamp set from the Annual Catalog. I stamped into onto Whisper White and cut it out using another of the dies from the Ornate Frames Dies included in the bundle. Then I used one large black enamel dot and two of the small dots from the Monster Bash Enamel shaped and popped the entire assembly onto the card with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I find this Monster Bash product suite so fun to create with.  In fact, watch for a fun class announcement this week. If you love all things Halloween, you are going to love this upcoming class.  Make sure your on my mailing list and / or follow my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.  

Thank you for sharing your day with me!

Have a great day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST: I have listed the entire Monster Bash Suite (One number and you’ve got it all) and the bundle, along with each product I used seprately. There is a 10% Discount on the Bundle (including when you purchase it in the suite).


Simply Sunday: Monster Bash Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With the Holiday Catalog going live in a little more than a week, I just couldn’t wait to share a bit of the SPOOKY side today.  I am using products from the Monster Bash suite … keeping it simple but the pattern I picked from the Monster Bash Designer paper, you don’t need much else! This pattern boosts Haunted Houses, Vampires, Bats and more …

With just this dazzling piece of designer paper, some layering of Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie, topped off with a simple greeting … you have a cute card!

The greeting comes in the coordinating “Spooktacular Bash” stamp set. I stamped into onto the Paper Pumpkin cardstock and punched it out using the Tailored Tag punch, the punched out another piece in Basic Black … cut it in half lengthwise and adhered it to the back to create a mat.  I used the large black enamel dots from the Monster Bash Enamel shaped and popped it onto the card with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The inside greeting also comes from the “Spooktacular Bash” stamp set and was stamped onto the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then punched a 1-1/2″ circle from a piece of scrap cardstock and used it as a “mask” so I could sponge a moon onto the card … just to add a little more drama. I used Crushed Curry for my moon, which coordinates with the Monster Bash Designer paper!

I like to cut one sheet from each designer paper pack into 4′ x 6″ pieces … this forces me to use my cardstock and quit hoarding it!! lol  I can then trim the pieces down to fit my card, which I did here and then used the piece I trimmed off to compliment the inside of the card. It’s so cute.

Hope you enjoyed the card.  Sorry for the late post today … I spent Friday with my great-grandson, daughter and grand-daughter shopping and going to the movies.  We went to see Toy Story 4, and yes, I cried!!   And Saturday was Eileen’s sons 50th birthday … so we spent the entire day and late into the evening with him. Needless to say, I did not get much stamping done this weekend!

Thank you so much for joining me today, I’ll be back tomorrow at my usual time with another great card.

Have a beautiful day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST: I have listed the entire Monster Bash Suite (One number and you’ve got it all) and the bundle, along with each product I used seprately. There is a 10% Discount on the Bundle (including when you purchase it in the suite).