Frosted Impressions Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the coolest technique to share with you, and it is so simple you will ask yourself “why” you didn’t think of it myself? lol This technique is called Frosted Impressions.

You will need your window sheets, an embossing folder and an embossing machine, I tried out the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss by Stampin’ Up! I love it’s size, the smooth roll and the fact that each plate is numbered (I’ll share more about that another time). I used the “Cobwebs” embossing folder …

I emboss your Window sheet with your favorite folder and then use sand paper to create the “frosted” look. Watch my short video to see exactly how I did this …

Wasn’t that simple? And it’s so cool … Emboss, sand, and you have a cool background!! I thought the spider webs were appropriate for upcoming holiday … but I truly believe those snowflakes in the mini catalog would be stunning.

I used the many of the components from the Magic in this Night Suite; I’ll have a list for you below.

Now … a quick reminder that today is our 24 hour Stamp Sale … you’ll want to stock up with this stellar price! For one day only, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets at a 15% discount.

Click on this image below for a PDF listing every stamp set that will be on sale … you can view or print off the list!

For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (MT) … choose your favorites from the select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog that are available for purchase at a 15% discount.

You can place an order through me, or shop directly through my online store. The store will have a category entitled “Stamp Sale” that displays every stamp set on sale to ensure a quick and easy shopping experience.

Click Here to Visit My Store

I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy technique …. give it a try. And let me know if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.

Thank you so much and 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 ♥ 

From Scraps to Splendid … Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I share two card layouts with you that are perfect for using up your scraps of designer paper!! Our first layout uses 9 – 1″ squares ….

The Whisper White piece that holds these 9 designer paper pieces measures 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and the Real Red mat behind it is 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

The card base is Real Red and measures 4-1/4″ x 11″ and the Whisper White measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … both white pieces were embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder. Before embossing it, the greeting was stamped from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.

OK … Here’s the fun part. I’m sharing they layouts and I would like to see what you come up with!! You can post them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook pagewe’ll have a contest!!

Our second layout …

Strips of Designer Paper and a bow is all you need to create with this layout, but I did add a little more! The base of the card is Blackberry Bliss and the Basic Black mat was embossed with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder.

The strips of designer paper come from the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper and a strip of the Black Glitter Paper. I did stamp my greeting directly onto the Blackberry designer paper … it comes from the Festive Corners stamp set.

I’ll post a notice on my Facebook page and then make sure you share cards. We’ll do a SPIN 2 WIN on all the entries. Let’s have some FUN this Friday!

See you on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page!

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 Fun Spin on Halloween

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How did you enjoy the video for the Pinwheel Technique? Yes, I got a little long at the end but I was excited to share all the fun upcoming events. I also told you I would be sharing a another version on my Pinwheel card!

So lets have some fun … One way you can change up your layouts is to change the orientation of the card. Yesterdays card was in the Vertical / Portrait so I changed the orientation to the horizontal / landscape for my Halloween card …

I used the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper for my card. The pinwheel is created in the same way as shown in the video. I love bringing back techniques that many have left far behind and forgot about.

There is something magical about this technique, and the pinwheel alone reminds me of a quilt piece or the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art you see on a barn. That’s why every couple of years I bring it back and introduce it to new stampers.

The greeting comes from the stamp set Hallows Night Magic which comes from the same “suite” as our designer paper; Magic in this Night. I created the neat ends were punched from the new … and anchored the ends with the Iridescent Pearls.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing another version of the Pinwheel Technique, and remember … take those layouts and change up the orientation and you’ll have even more ways to play!

Thank you for popping in today … 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 ♥ 

No Tricks … just Treats Wreath!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a happy Saturday to you! I’m sharing a card with your today to illustrate what a difference a background can make! Then I will share the step by step process I used to create the background.

Here is a look back at yesterdays Happy Halloween card highlighting the Arrange a Wreath bundle …

Today we are going to use the very same layout as we did yesterday. Layouts are a great way to help you out when your stamping … it gives you a headstart on how to create your card, a pattern so to speak.

I wouldn’t sew a dress or make a quilt without a pattern so you can see how helpful it can be. You can use the simple layout for any holiday, occasion, and just because it shows a circle doesn’t mean you can’t use a square shape or even a star!

I have just started creating layouts … this one is quite colorful!! lol But it shows the “layering” … our weath, the banner for the greeting, and also shows a textured background.

Let’s see what it looks like in a real card ….

The background was fun and super easy to make …

  1. I began with the Smoky Slate Cardstock
  2. Emboss using the Old World Paper 3-D Embossing Folder
  3. Drag your Momento Black Ink Directly over the embossing
  4. Lightly Sponge some additional Black ink over cardstock to soften the harsh black lines.

I think this looks so cool and it really defines the dimension on the card! The wreath was made exactly like yesterday except, I layered my greeting this time to add even more color….

The “Trick or Treat” comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in the Annual Catalog. The I added the gorgeous Iridescent Pearls to both the banner and the wreath.

I want you to feel free to copy the card layout “pattern” … just right click on the image and “save” to your files. I’m hoping to make more but right now I’m focusing on “classes” 🙂

Thank you for today’s visit …. enjoy your Saturday. I’ll see you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post.

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 ♥ 

Halloween Wreath

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share my “Arrange a Wreath” card with you today as promised in yesterdays post… I had so much fun playing with this, and I have only begun! I’ll be posting the class details this weekend.

Today’s card uses the wreath dies as the focal point …

The Black Glitter paper and Pumpkin Pie cardstock were cut with the “elm” style leaf and the Granny Apple Green was cut with the “oak” style leaves (this is the best way I can describe them).

The “Happy Halloween” comes from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set and was stamped on Granny Apple Green using my Stamparatus to double stamp it so it appears darker …

The background was fun and super easy to make … I began with the Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and layered the fantastic Metallic Mesh Ribbon over the top … it creates a creepy web looking background.

It adds cool texture and a little sparkle, pairs so sweetly with the Black Glitter paper ….

My final step to the card is to attach the wreath. I used the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals so they would not show through the wreath. It adds another layer of dimension and completes the card …

I love the bright colors from the wreath against the Gorgeous Grape and Metallic Mesh Ribbon, it really does give you that Halloween feel.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed and had fun making it.

Have yourself a great day and enjoy the beginning of your weekend.

Thank you 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 ♥ 

Halloween Banner Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

This morning I was looking around on Pinterest and noticed one of my cards from 2013 was still getting hits … Yes!! That is cool, makes me happy that my card inspires people. Here it is ….

You can see the original post HERE. Today I have taken the same layout I used on the original card and updated it using the Magic in this Night Suite.

I chose 3 patterns from the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper creating my Halloween Banners …. One strip is 1″ … then 3/4″ and the last is 1/2″ wide. I used the Triple Banner punch to punch the ends … then I layered them as shown on the card.

I started with a Basic Black base and then Cajun Craze which I ran through the NEW Stampin’ Cut & Die machine (man, does that work nice!!) using the Cobweb 3-D embossing folder. This was then layered onto a piece of Old Olive… just to add a pop of color.

For my greeting, I chose the pretty frame from the Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set which I stamped with the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and then colored with the Stampin’ Write markers. The “Happy Halloween” was stamped with Cajun Craze and the entire piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I must say … I love this Halloween suite, one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen! Did you ever think Halloween to be …. pretty?!

Thank you for hanging out and waiting for today’s post! Much appreciated.

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 ♥ 

Festive “Halloween” Corners …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I had so much fun making yesterday’s “So Very Merry” card that I thought I would make another … Halloween. The Festive Corners stamp set is filled with fun holiday sentiments. I bought it to decorate my envelopes but found it to be so much more ….

Today’s card started out as a simple Halloween card … I used my Stampartus to ensure the correct placement of my greeting to my spider web. Then I thought it needed a bit more … so I moved my stamped cardstock “ever so slightly” and stamped again!! Now I got a shadowy effect … how cool is that!

I used the hauntingly real spider from the Hallows Night Magic Stamp set … I wanted that “spooky” effect! To make it even more spooky … I used the Wink of Stella between the webs and in the open areas (very small) between the double stamped “spooky”.

I wish the Wink of Stella showed up in the pictures … but the Cobwebs from the Cobwebs 3-D embossing folder show up perfectly and adds some fun texture to this card. This was such a fun and easy card to make.

To finish off the card, I popped up the layered stamped images up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals. The color pallet I used today was …

Are YOU ready for Halloween? Autumn is my favorite season … the warm days and cool crisp nights, and the smell in the air. Love it!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … if so, please feel free to LIKE my post or comment below.

Thank you and 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 ♥ 

Magic in this Night reflection …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well … I’m great. Today and tomorrow I am attending the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Summit. We were to gather in New Orleans but the venue was cancelled due to Covid, so we’re going virtual. Hoping to learn more about that so I can share in more ways than ever before!

Prior to our Summit Stampin’ Up! sent us a little gift for of all places … Tiffany’s!! I will admit, it brought tears to my eyes. #leaderssummit

Yesterday we all gathered around our computers / laptops for the Welcome Reception and were told to bring our “gift” along so we could toast the kick off of the summit …

I’m so excited and can’t wait to hear the presenters, find out where the next Incentive Trip will be and to “be in the know” of what’s is coming for us next. I’ll be sure to share anything I can!

Today I’d like to invite you to take a walk back with me through the hauntingly tempting “Magic in this Night” product suite. Let’s see the many looks this one suite can create ….

Starting out super simple with the beautiful designer paper, a little pop of color and a couple of punches to highlight the greeting … oh yes, let’s not over look the stunning Metallic Mesh Ribbon! You can CLICK HERE to view the original post of this card.

Stepping it up a bit by introducing the Hallows Night Bundle dies …

In Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape added to the stunning designer paper, this Halloween card has gone Gothic with a flair! You can read how this card was HERE … just click that link. The patterned bats are beautiful and I added a few “glitter” bats to enhance it further.

This card uses some of the same dies but by switching out the designer paper pattern, it changes the entire look ….

I like all 5 of the cards I’m sharing with you today, however I think this one is my favorite … it’s kind of sexy for a Halloween card! I share the tips on creating this card – just CLICK HERE to view. I love this pattern in the Magic in the Night Designer paper, I believe it would be beautiful on other holidays as well as Halloween.

A Halloween Kitty for you ….

They tell us to watch out for black cats but how can you resist this cute little kitty. Yet another pattern from the Magic in the Night Designer paper sets the stage for our card (Read More Here) Fun and simple and perfect for your feline lovin’ friends.

Here’s the last one …. for today anyway!

I’ve gone a bit batty on this one … with the designer paper and the die cut bats this quick -n- easy card would be a treat for anyone who loves to celebrate Halloween. You can read the full details HERE.

I’m sure you could come up with some of your own amazing cards, I’m just here to share some inspiration. I love Halloween … it’s the fun holiday, and I love watching the kids get dressed up and trick or treating.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope yours is a good one.

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 ♥ 

Trick or Treat

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I had so much fun whipping together yesterdays Black Cat card that I whipped another one together for today. I have used yet another of the patterns in the Magic In This Night Designer Series paper …

Today it’s the “bats” that reign supreme … by far not my favorite mammal, but they make for great Halloween cards! Once choosing the bat designer paper my color pallet was simple; Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight for our Moon and Gorgeous Grape for a pop of color!

What this color pallet doesn’t show is the Black Glitter paper which was used for our bats ….

What is so cool is my die cut bats from the Halloween Magic dies from the Hallows Night Bundle actually align and fit within the bats on my designer paper.

With a few of the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the bats … our card now has some fun dimension and depth! Makes them look like they are really flying around.

A simple greeting and the card is complete! I know I’ll be sharing more from this product suite, it’s so fun to use. Are you a Halloween fan?

Thank you for stopping by today, looking forward to the week ahead and I’ll be sharing more about that later.

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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Cat’s Magic

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a little Black Magic with you … in the form of a kitty! I have another sweet -n- simple Halloween card created with the “Magic in the Night” product suite.

I’m using yet another pattern from the Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper …

This card is layered with magical delights! The base is Cajun Craze and coordinates with the Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper pattern I chose and the Black Glitter paper.

The Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper is layered to create an mystical focal point … our Black Cat! Basic crating at it’s best, punches! The cat punch exposes the Black Glitter paper beneath …

The greeting was stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento ink and punched out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and then tucked under the Metallic Mesh Ribbon… the sparkle from the ribbon dances with the glittering of our Black Cat.

All of the elements from the Magic in this Night Suite Collection are coordinated perfectly to add a touch of spooky elegance to all our project. My card today was completed by adorning it with the Iridescent Pearls … oooh they are striking!

You can check out all the Magic in the Night Designer Paper HERE along with my first card with this suite… OR my Gothic Halloween card in Pretty Peacock which you can find by clicking HERE!

Thank you for joining me today on a spooky trail of Halloween Haunts and a little Black Magic from our pretty little kitty!

Have a great 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: Open if you Dare

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A sunny Sunday here today paired with one more card share from the amazing “Magic in this Night” suite. I’m beginning by simply flipping over the designer series pattern from yesterday to a floral surprise.

I’m also going back to more traditional Halloween colors by using Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green … these layers of color are sure to make the Magic in this Night designer paper stand out.

A band of color across the front was used to also highlight the Metallic Mesh Ribbon. A big bow was created to nest my greeting on and make it pop! I stamped the “Open if you Dare” from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set on Granny Apple Green and backed with Pumpkin pie. You can use any combination of punches or layer with any one of our beautiful layering dies.

Today’s Simply Sunday card was completed with the Iridescent Pearls … they are so cool, and fit in with this product suite perfectly. This is the last of my Magic in the Night series of cards for a bit, but I’ll be back with more as time get closer to Halloween.

I also want to let you know that my OnLine store is getting a “facelift” and should be easier to use. I’m so excited! This covid has tied my hands to in-home classes but I’ll keep sharing here, on my facebook page and more …

I’ll be back tomorrow with another great project. Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me 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 ♥ 

Halloween Gothic Night

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share today’s card with you … it is my second card creation from the “Magic in this Night” suite. Along with all the hauntingly stunning images from this suite, I will be sharing a neat technique with you.

Yesterday I used basic Halloween colors so today I focused on the color pallet in the suite, and I fell in love! My card base and designer paper pattern are the Pretty Peacock … the richness of this color and the delicate images in the stamp set turned this into a WOW card ….

I chose the Pretty Peacock design that reminded me of wallpaper in a grand Queen Anne home from days gone by. I wanted to add the feeling of “Magic in this Night” so I matted the designer paper with the Black Glitter paper… before mounting it, I cut out the mat for my greeting border from the center (perfect paper saving technique).

I stamped the border and wanted to add color to it but also wanted that “shimmer” so I used this simple by over looked technique: I began by tapping my ink pad onto a clear block … then get the Wink of Stella pen. I used my Wink of Stella as a paint brush and picked up the ink from the block and painted my flowers. I love this technique of coloring my flowers, you can add more ink to darken where wanted.

I also colored in my bat with the ink and Wink of Stella… this technique just adds to the magic of this card. The leaves were colored with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Duo.

The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock into the border and then die cut. Once cut, I secured it onto the black glitter paper using the Tombo glue … it works best on glitter paper.

This assembly was popped up to create some dimension, and then the bat was also popped up! I could not resist adding the Iridescent Pearls and I’m glad I did because it really balanced and completed the card (and they are pretty!).

Are you a Halloween fan? And what do you prefer … the fun, the scary, or an elegant look of Halloween?

I thank you for stopping by today to check out my creation. 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 ♥ 

Magic in this Night

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Friday and I have a frighteningly beautiful card to share with you today. It’s created from the Magic in the Night Suite from the new Mini Catalog. I’m mailing today but for those who live close to me … schedule a time with me to pick up your new mini!!

The Magic in this Night Suite will add a touch of spooky elegance to your projects with detailed imagery and striking colors, just check out the designer paper …

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The color pallet for the Magic in the Night designer paper is; Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Basic Black. The pattern I used is the same as the Cajun Craze pattern on top but in Black. The lace is pretty and perfect for dressing up my card.

I backed (matted) my designer paper with a traditional Halloween color of purple, in our world known as Gorgeous Grape! The two detailed bats are on one stamp but far enough apart to ink them separately … which is what I did. They are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

I used the coordinating dies to cut my greeting out as well which is framed with the stunning frame …

The cute little bats are also die cut from the Halloween Magic Dies using the amazing Black Glitter paper … one cut and done, because these three bats are all on one die!

Just looking at this card gives me even more ideas for creating hauntingly beautiful cards for this Halloween season … and I’m sure I’ll find more to use some of these items than on Halloween!

Thank you for hanging out for me today and taking a peek into the new Mini catalog full of Holiday goodies!

Have a great day, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.

Here is a list of the products used on these cards … Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

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 …