Crafting with Kids: Turtley Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Want to start crafting with kids but not sure where to start? Start here with the Turtle Friends Bundle! The adorable turtle images are a cute entrance into the fantastic world of stamping, and the two-step stamp process allows for more freedom to explore colors, techniques, and their creativity.

The included Turtle Punch is also a great place to start for children as the single punch is easy to use and does not require any separate tools to operate.

The stamp sentiments range from belated birthdays to warm friendship which means you have plenty to choose from and you’ll make use of this stamp set all year round. You’ll make the most memorable birthday cards and invitations with this set!

As always, you’ll save 10% off the individual product prices when you purchase this discounted bundle. Contact me to order your Turtle Friends Bundle today or click on the links below.

Thank you for joining me on this Friday!

Have a great weekend ~

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Turtle Friends

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card direct from the Stampin’ Up! files. A couple days ago I share a couple cards using the Tailored Tag punch … take a look at how it was used on this little cutie

Stamps: Turtle Friends
Paper: Granny Apple Green, Pale Papaya, Shimmery White, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Memento Jet Black, Versamark, Light Soft Sea Foam Blends, Dark
Polished Pink Blends, Light Granny Apple Green Blends, Light Pool Party Blends
Accessories: Pale Papaya & White 1⁄2” Woven Ribbon, Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, Shaker Shapes, Gilded
Gems, Clear Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder
Adhesives: Stampin’ Seal +, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tools: Tailored Tag Punch, Hippo & Friends Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
Tips: Punch out the tailored tags, stamp with the turtle shell image, then emboss with the Tasteful Textile
Embossing Folder. Pull on one of the white threads in the ribbon to fray the ends a little

Thank you for stopping over today. Hope our day is a good one.

Watercoloring with Soft Pastels

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Today I will be sharing the replay of my Facebook LIVE last night along with the finished cards. I’m know for my pretty yet simple cards … but playing with this technique and taking it to the next level was very satisfying… sometimes I think we need a little “escape” and enjoy something you love.

In this video I will show you which papers work best for the water coloring with your Soft Pastels and two different techniques for applying the pastels & water…

I’m so excited about this technique … actually, I find the Soft Pastels so amazing and versatile and an inexpensive medium to create beautiful projects with! You can create different looks must by switching out your paper / cardstock! Just remember, when using water … use the Shimmery White or the Water Color paper.

I also want to point out that you can experiment with other types of mediums on your project, like on this one, I used the Stampin’ Markers to stipple. (Google) Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. I used the Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers to stipple. Let’s look at the finished project ~

I love the look of light blue with the Early Espresso and with the stippling of the sunflower center, it all seemed to fall into place and coordinate nicely. I used the “flat edge” to apply the Soft Pastels onto the background piece which is also the Water Color paper.

I stamped the greeting onto the Shimmery White paper as the color matches nicely with the watercolor paper. I used the Everyday Label punch to punch it out … I also punched out a piece from the Early Espresso, cut it in half and used it to mat my greeting.

Oh my … I can’t forget about the pretty In-Color Jewels I added to my greeting, a nice little touch that adds even more texture (you get beautiful texture from the watercolor paper) and a pop of color. I have a list of all the supplies below that I used in today’s project.

Thank you for joining me and taking time out to check out my video today. Take some time out to “escape” and let your creativity flow as you experiment with your new Soft Pastels!

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

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 Elegant Hello Card

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A Happy Monday to you … Today I have a stunning card for you created with the Simply Elegant Designer Series paper. This floral pattern is done in bronze, gold and silver foil.

I accented the silver by adding additional silver foil paper and embossing it with the “Thanks & Hello” Embossing folder … I used the Hello. It adds a beautiful texture and greeting at the same time.

I’m not much for raw edges so I added the Metallic Mesh Ribbon which adds even more sparkle to our foiled card. I used a black card base to draw the black from the designer paper.

Creating stunning cards highlighted with the pretty foil patterns is so easy when using “Simply Elegant” … it’s all in the name!

Thank you for dropping by and checking out my blog today. A simple card that is Simply Elegant! Have a great day ~

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Simply Sunday: Getting Punchy with Tidings of Christmas

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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!

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Expressions in Ink Tutorial …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a pretty card for you along with the step by step tutorial … enjoy! A list of supplies used are located at the end of my post.

Thanks Card
INSTRUCTIONS
1) Cut Calypso Coral cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side.

2) Cut Basic White cardstock and Vellum to 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″.

3) Use the grouped detail flower die from the Artistic dies to die cut four sets of flowers from Basic White cardstock.

4) Stamp the flowers and leaves on the Basic White layer using Poppy Parade for the largest flower, Calypso Coral for the medium flower, Crushed Curry for the small flower/flower center, and Old Olive for the leaves. Use the die cut flowers as a loose guide for the layout of the stamped images. You’ll be layering the die cuts over the stamping. Don’t worry about them being exact, the abstract, watercolor is part of the beauty of this set!

5) Once the Basic White layer is mostly covered with stamped flower groups, add a bit of adhesive above the center, where the greeting will cover it. Line up the Vellum on top of the stamped layer. You’ll add more adhesive later, this will just tack it in place for now.

6) Without adding adhesive, line up the die cut image over the stamped images. They will hang off the edges, that will be trimmed later. Once you have the die cuts where you want them, pick up one at a time and use very small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut in place. Repeat for each die cut. Allow to dry completely!

7) While the glue dried, stamp “thanks” greeting from Artistically Inked stamp on 2-1/4″ x 1″ Poppy Parade cardstock with VersaMark ink. Cover generously with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tap off excess powder. Heat emboss with the Heat Tool.

8) Once the glue is dried on the Vellum and die cut layer, use Paper Snips to trim off the excess die cuts even with the edge of the Vellum and cardstock. Gently lift the edges of the Vellum and add tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the die cuts to help secure the Vellum to the Basic White cardstock. Allow to dry.

9) Adhere the layers to the card front at an angle. Add a strip of adhesive where the greeting will be added. Zig-zag a 12″ piece of ribbon. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the greeting over the ribbon.

10) Use dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to group about 7 orange sequins from the Sequins for Everything set around the greeting.

TIP: The easiest way to add the Sequins for Everything to a project is to add a tiny drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the project where you want the sequin and then use your fingers or the putty tip of the Take Your Pick Tool (#144107) to place the sequin on the glue with the curved side down, like a bowl. This way you don’t drop a gluey sequin on your project where you don’t want it.

Thank you for stopping by for the visit today ~

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Introduction to Soft Pastels …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Wednesday WOW Day today!! I have so much to share with you today. I will share the recording of last nights LIVE demonstration, the beautiful “finished” card and a special announcement from Stampin’ Up! … let’s do that first!

I’ve started with the basics, just showing you a few of the beginner techniques that work well with the Soft Pastels … remember, these are not chalks. Pastels are “pigments” held with a binding agent to give them their shape. Take a look at the video and then I will share the finished card with you … Sit back and relax and grab a cup of coffee.

I matted my floral design with Mossy Meadow … the coordinating color in our Pastel pallet. Then I used a piece of Sahara Sand which coordinates with my ink color, which I embossed it using the Painted Texture embossing folder

The striking colors in our flower coordinate beautifully with the Fresh Freesia Shimmery vellum that I used as my background … it’s a wow against that flower!!

The greeting comes from the Hand-Penned Stamp set and was cut from the Layering Circle dies. Our colors are layered onto our card as easily as the Soft Pastels colors are layered onto our images.

One last thing, I had to add some Wink of Stella to the flower petals … the photo above highlights the Stella and the Shimmery Vellum.

Thank you for hanging out with me today~

Have a “Wonderful Wednesday”!!

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

Hand Penned Stepped Up …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday shared two cards that I created on World Cardmaking Day in a demonstration for my views … today, I took one of those layouts and stepped it up! Break out the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ….

I did today’s card with a Fresh Freesia pattern from the Hand Penned Designer Series paper, and I cut out the pretty image from the card (as in yesterdays card) … but it was time to add some texture so I pulled out my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Greenery Embossing Folder and here is what I cam e up with …

The simple Fresh Freesia and white pattern on the designer paper really allows the cut out flower to become the focal point! The embossed piece of Basic White adds some fun detail and texture. I also added the Freesia In-Color Gems to the card which draws your eye all around the card.

One last thing, I had to add some Wink of Stella to the flower petals …

I think the Stella just adds to the Water Color imagery of the Hand Penned Memories & More Cards … simply pretty.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Happy Monday ~

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Simple Sunday: Easily Penned Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and I spent the day with my Stampin’ Friends making cards. I began with the Hand Penned Memories & More Card Pack because they are not just for scrapbooking … the cards were great for card making and loved by new crafters!!

I’m going to share our first stamp session with you so you too can see how easy it is to use these cards to create … Cards!

The first card was created in Fresh Freesia … It’s compliments the paper perfectly! I cut out the pretty image from the card (as shown in video) Wrapped the Fresh Freesia Organdy Ribbon to the back and popped it up onto the front of the card … a few In-Color Rhinestones and the card is complete!

OK … I love this one! The Pale Papaya really makes the green on this card stand out! With the addition to the corner punch, we’ve added texture and another pop of color to our card and the gems just tie it all together.

I had so fun spending my Saturday stamping with you and sharing ideas, tips and more. Hopefully next year we can all gather in one big room and actually “make” cards together.

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

Have a beautiful day ~

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Looking for simplicity? Look at Card Kits …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

Let’s learn a little bit more about the kits and what’s inside your kits…. Every collection kit is different but includes similar types of products.

In this video, Join Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass to find out about the product types, see how to use them, and learn some crafty terminology!

Here is a cute kit I have not seen yet so I checked out the video and thought I’d share it with you! It’s so cute and “beachy”!!

This is just one of the many kits available, just head over to my website to see them all … http://www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.

Have a fabulous day ~

Here are some of the card kits available …

Delicate Dahlias & Coloring Vellum

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share this fun and simple technique. Today we are coloring our Heat Embossed Vellum … it is so simple and fun to do. I’ll be sharing a video along with 2 cards that I created using this technique.

Let’s begin with the video … it is a replay of my Facebook LIVE last night. You can also find it on YouTube along with all my technique and tip videos.

Wasn’t that easy … and just think, you can use any color you want!! You can also use any stamped images that your heart desires. The Delicate Dahlias will disappear on October 1st, 2021.

The Delicate Dahlias set is FREE right now in our Sale-a-bration catalog with a $50 purchase from any catalog! Here is the card that I created during the video ….

My next card is the one in which I embossed the Dahlia in silver and colored with our New Polished Pink In-Color. I love the way this turned out … remember I’m using the “backside” of the embossed image so I decided to use the Soft Succulent pattern from the Pansy Petals Designer paper because it coordinates beautifully.

As on the first card, I added texture with the Painted Texture embossing folder and then on this card I accented it with the Highland Heather cardstock. I added the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon to tie into the designer paper … and to pose as “leaves” to my flower.

I also used the beautiful 2021-23 In Color Jewels on my cards … the Polished Pink on our first card, and the Soft Succulent on the second.

I hope you enjoyed the video and the cards, and don’t forget … Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow.

Thank you for joining me today, and last night if you caught this LIVE!

Here is a list of the products I used on my cards. You may click on any one for more information on the product, or to begin shopping so you can start making these adorable cards. Thank you.

Thank You Dahlias …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a pretty card that showcases the Delicate Dahlias in Fresh Freesia. It’s such a soft delicate color for these pretty flowers and creates a warm “thank you” for your recipient.

The dahlias are stamped multiple times on the Basic White cardstock … years ago this technique was common because the gorgeous designer papers you see now days, just weren’t there so we created our own backgrounds. Here we took it a step further and used it to showcase the flowers.

The card needed a come texture so I used the “Brick & Mortor” Embossing Folder behind my flowers … it reminds you of a lovely summer garden.

The greeting comes from the amazing Welcoming Woods stamp set (LOVE this one!!) It has so many nice greetings with a mixture of fonts … they look so pretty! I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies for my greeting … I die cut out the Fresh Freesia and then cut the white piece out with my cutter, and the greeting was stamped in the coordinating Fresh Freesia ink.

To finish off my card I wanted to keep the soft look of the card so I added the White Glitter Organdy ribbon… who doesn’t want a touch of sparkle with the soft flow of the ribbon. Then I added three Opal Rounds placed around the greeting …

We still have a few days left … well 2 to get your hands on the Delicate Dahlia stamp set. I am completing my class up this week so when you purchase through me, and choose the Dahlia set, I will send you an invite to a private Facebook page where I will have video’s and PDF for additional Dahlia cards!!

Here is a card I had shared prior using the distinktive stamps in this set …. don’t they look real? It really brings the dahlias to life … I wanted you to see how the two different large dahlias in the stamp set looked.

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards and I thank you hanging out with me today. Join me tonight on my Facebook LIVE to see a fun and easy technique using the Delicate Dahlias!

Have a beautiful day ~

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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