Thanksgiving Guest Stamper: Kathie D.

Happy Thanksgiving Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a very special card to share with you, one that was sent to me for this very occasion … It touched my heart.

Kathie’s beautiful card was created with the Colorful Season stamp set and coordinating dies (retired). I couldn’t resist sharing Kathie’s card with all of you …

I can’t express enough the gratitude that I have in my heart for you, my stampin’ friends … for the past 20 years we have grown to know each other better and have shared the ups and downs that life presents us. You have made it easier to get through the rough times and brightened even my best days … I thank you.

Although we many not be gathering as we normally do … My wish for you on this day is peace and the joy spent with family and/ or friends.

God Bless, Linda

Mirror Image Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my Facebook Live video and card that I created using the Stampartus and highlighting the Mirror Image Technique. You will discover the “secret” or simple trick to creating the Mirror Image.

I’m also very excited to share with you that Stampin’ Up! has extended the Online Extravaganza until Midnight (MT) tomorrow!

Sit back, grab your coffee and enjoy the short video …

The video explains the steps that I took to come up with the size and layout of the stamped area… and also explains the background I’ve used. It is actually one of the backgrounds I demonstrated the Embossing Paste with last week!

Let’s get a closer look at the card …

Our cute giraffes come from the Zoo Globe stamp set, and our verbiage come from the Well Said stamp sets.

The background was created with the Shimmery White Embossing paste and the masks … you can watch the video HERE.

Now before we go … lets take a look at the layering and see how amazing a few Stampin’ Dimensionals can change up a card! Besides the beautiful texture you get from the Embossing paste, you ‘ll get great dimension and height.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try this fun technique. Please don’t forget that all of the items used in today’s card are available in the Online Extravaganza (with the exception of the Memento Ink) …

With hundreds of items On Sale … I’d be happy to help you with your Holiday Shopping List.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. 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 ♥ 

Another Quick Christmas Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minnie or Mickey Card…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

The Ease of Embossing Paste in Cardmaking …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a sparkling good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Simple Wonder

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have one more Christmas card that I created using the Wonder of the Season Memories and More card pack. This cute card couldn’t be simpler to make ….

The printed bells card was trimmed down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … then I stamped the greeting onto the card. The greeting comes from the stamp set Cherish the Season.

Now it was time to take our Silver Bells to the next level … just grab your Wink of Stella to highlight the bells, it’s magical.

The Wink of Stella adds a beautiful shine to the bells, but I couldn’t stop there … I added the Glitter Crystal Effects to the berries … it added a nice texture to the card and really made them stand out.

To finish off the card … I secured the card to the Real Red card base with the Stampin’ Dimensionals. Super simple to make but oh so pretty.

I thank you for joining me today. I hope your Sunday is a good one.

Believe in the Wonder of the Season …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another cute card created with the Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card pack. This time I’ve teamed it up with the Cherish the Season stamp set. You would think these two were meant for each other!

I used the Gold Foil sheets as a base to the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack … it really shows off the pretty gold in the card. I also used the gold to die cut the pretty bells from the Cherish the Season bundle.

The die cut bells actually cut out the holly images however I chose to keep the images intact and put a little scotch behind it to hold it together.

On the smaller bell, I let the holly image cut out and then put a scrap piece of Old Olive behind it. Then it was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The stars and the “believe” came from the sticker sheet that comes from the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack . To finish off the card I added three Red Rhinestones … it adds dimension and a nice tie in to the red on the card.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my blog. It is truly appreciated! I hope this gives you a better look at the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack. I’ll have one more card to share with you tomorrow.

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 ♥ 

Wonder of the Season …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled … it’s Friday, and I have a great new product to share with you today. Whether your a scrapbooker or card maker, you can simplify your craft with our Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card Pack.

You’ll get 48 double-sided printed cards you can use for quick Christmas or winter card fronts, pocket scrapbooks, and more. The card pack also includes 8 sheets of stickers to further embellish your projects.

I like using these card packs for quick cardmaking … I used one of the 4 x 6 inch cards and trimmed it down to highlight it’s shape and greeting …

My base is Whisper White but covered with the Tis the Season Designer Series paper… it brings out the colors from our card. Behind it is another piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder.

So the front piece is actually a card from the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card pack ….

I fussy cut all around the greeting and the foliage on the card. I added the Red Rhinestones for some added texture and to bring in the red color from the designer paper.

I actually highlighted the greeting with some Wink of Stella, it just really added a holiday flair to the card. Super simple to make and the results from using these cards is amazing … I’ll be sharing more of these in the next couple of days.

Hope today’s post inspired you to take the Memories and More kits beyond your scrapbook pages and get even more value by creating cards with it as well.

Thank you for joining me today. Enjoy your weekend.Join me for a sneak peek at some amazing items in the upcoming Spring & Sale-a-bration catalogs.

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 Shaker Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Shake it, Shake it baby … oooh, oooh!! I am excited to share with you today to cards that I created for my Technique Tuesday, Facebook LIVE. I’m sharing a super simple way to make Shaker Cards that I saw at my OnStage event last weekend.

The demonstration was done by fellow demonstrator Rosemarrie Gonzalez. She shared a really fun new suite with Ice Cream cones and Popcicles … your going to love it! But until then, let me know you the technique. Sit back for a few minutes and watch my Facebook LIVE from last night. Just click on the image below to watch the video …

Isn’t that a cool idea … using clear envelopes to create shaker cards. So quick and easy!! I had so much fun making the cards. You begin with your 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″ … fold in half. Your designer paper will be cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ – you could put some cardstock behind it if your want it a little sturdier for tying bows.

On this card I used the Trimming the Town Suite … I’ve used the designer paper and the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo. The Snowflake Sequins are encased in the Clear Envelope.

The sweet little greeting comes from the Little Treats stamp set from the Little Sweets Bundle.

I had some die cut pieces left over from our Holiday Catalog & Virtual Retreat Party and used them on the inside of the card. They are die cut from the designer paper!

My next card is made for my daughters December birthday, and features the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.

I began with a Highland Heather base and then slide my Feels Like Frost into the Clear Envelope before sprinkling in the Snowflake Sequins in. I was amazed at the change in the sequins … it picked up the color from the designer paper.

The ribbon was the fun part and accented the stunning paper, beautifully! I used the Layered Circle die and the stitched edge die from the Warm Hugs bundle.

When I trimmed the designer paper down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … I used a piece of the scrap on the inside of the card. The Metallic Edge Ribbon is easily dyed with the Stampin’ Blends. You can also use our regular markers or even your ink refills!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how easy it is to create the fun and beautiful cards. Don’t forget you can even embellish the outside a little too!!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Hope you were inspired to create “Shaker Cards” like I was when I saw it. I have listed the items used in the cards for your convenience.

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 ♥ 

Celebrate those Curves with the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I just had to share this amazing new suite with you! It’s called the Quite Curvy bundle or the Variety Bundle which includes a Curvy Christmas! I’m so excited for this new product offering right before Christmas!!

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle can be used for Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day crafts. The products can be bought separately, or you can save 10% by purchasing them all! The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything your customers need to create cards for a variety of upcoming special occasions.

156228 – QUITE CURVY BUNDLE

158396 – QUITE CURVY VARIETY BUNDLE

This is a limited time only offer … The sales period runs 3 November 2020–4 January 2021… Let me know if you’re ready for one!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this amazing new bundle, or should I say “Bundles”.

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Feels Like Frost 5 Minute Card …

Hello, Hello, Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? It is a bright sunny day here in Wisconsin … 68 degrees in November is sure to bring a smile on your face!! I have something else that will bring a smile to your face … a stunning Christmas card that will only take minutes to make!

Have you seen the Feels Like Frost Designer Series paper? Oh my … it’s beautiful! Stunning images on one side and silver foil designs on the other.

This only gives you a glimpse of the paper but I hope you get a picture of this, otherwise click on the link below and you will be able to see them close up.

Now lets get to that stunning and simple card that I created in minutes…

I began with the Misty Moonlight for my card base, which looked great with the pattern I chose. The snowy scene is like looking at a photograph.

I chose the Festive Corners for my greeting … it is so much fun to add to a card, yet the sweet font really adds beauty to the card. This was stamped with the coordinating Misty Moonlight.

The Feels Like Frost designer paper was trimmed down and matted with Whisper White to set the card off and help highlight those snowflakes.

Speaking of snowflakes … I highlighted them with the amazing “Elegant Faceted Gems”. They add a little sparkle and dimension to your card. And speaking of sparkle ….

Can you see the sparkly Metallic Mesh Ribbon (from the Magic in this Night Suite) this pretty bow is tied around the tree line in the card and really pulls your eye into that area … so pretty!

How amazing is this card and it only took around 5 minutes to create. Super … Simple … Stunning! These are the kind of cards I love. We all get a little busy, so it fits perfect into my schedule. (I still like some fussy cards too)

Hope today’s card inspired you to dig out some of your pretty paper and make some quick cards. Or if you have to have the Feels Like Frost … just click on the link below and it will take you to my online store.

Thank you for hanging out with me today! Hope you have a warm and 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 ♥ 

Ho Ho Ho … Look at the Snow!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

They say third time is a charm, so today is my third and last (for now) in my series of cards from the Trimming the Town Suite Collection. Today I’ll be using the dies from the bundle with focus on the Trimming the Town designer paper.

Our back ground is Pool Party and Snow … well, Whisper White cut into hills of fluffy layers of snow.

The dies not only cut out the stamped images but they also cut the house images on your designer paper … now that is what I call extra value.

I have another great tip that will bring even more value to your bundle … when cutting out the images on your designer paper (yes, you can cut out the trees too!) Don’t forget to cut the partial images as well … this is what I used, and hid them behind the snow!!

With our partial buildings and trees deep in the snow banks, I couldn’t help but add those sweet little Adhesive-backed Snowflakes.

This next picture shows a spattering of the “Wink of Stella” … this is done by tapping it onto a marker or such…

Just a reminder ….

When you purchase the Coming Home Stamp set individually or as part of the bundle or suite … $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You can help make a difference in the lives of those affected.

Thank you for stopping by 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 ♥ 

From My Home to Yours …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the second in my series of cards from the Trimming the Town Suite Collection. Today I’ll be using the dies from the bundle along with the designer paper.

The Trimming the Town designer series paper is the backdrop to the card … with the forest of trees and a sprinkling of snow, it’s the perfect setting for my cabin.

I stamped my cabin on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Momento ink and then colored it with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Real Red for the Door and So Saffron for the Windows.

The snow was cut from the die included in the Coming Home Bundle… The greeting comes from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.

The “Warm Wishes” greeting fits perfectly in this serene setting. I have fallin’ in love with this bundle… besides being an amazing bundle/suite, you can make a difference with the purchase of the set …

When you purchase the Coming Home Stamp set individually or as part of the bundle or suite … $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You can help make a difference in the lives of those affected.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit me and learn about this opportunity to help others. Please let me know if you have any questions …. I am available to help.

Have yourself 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 ♥ 

Christmas Town …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to share with you a very special suite, and one that I showcased last weekend at my Holiday Catalog Virtual Retreat Party. Over the next couple days I will share some that will give you a glimpse into this versatile suite …

Capture the feel of a hometown holiday with the whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings in the Trimming the Town Suite Collection.

The Trimming the Town Suite Collection includes:

  • Coming Home Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
  • Home Together Dies (10% off)
  • Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper
  • All the Trimmings Embellishments
  • All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack

Product colors: Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

This Christmas card features two patterns from this heartwarming designer paper and since the bottom design featured holiday wishes from all over the world … well, I thought I would add the “world”. I put a piece of Pool Party behind the Gold Foil die cut to create a more worldly effect!

The greeting was stamped from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and die cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies. All the pieces were brought together with the pretty “All the Trimmings” Olive ribbon, edged in gold.

Whether you purchase the Coming Home Stamp Set individually or as a part of a bundle or suite collection, $3** will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You will be making a difference in the lives of those who benefit from these charities.

You will receive from me a very special “Thank you” card from me for your purchase.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, I’ll see you here tomorrow for another of my “Trimming the Town” suite.

Have a great day, and enjoy this beautiful weather.

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 ♥ 

Wednesday Wow: Poinsettia Petals Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed the video yesterday, as I’m back today with the stunning card featured in the video. My attendee’s were so excited with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper from that product showcase that I carried it into the Poinsettia Petals showcase … the results were nothing short of amazing!!

We’ll begin with our card base … Pretty Peacock which coordinates with our Brightly Gleaming Specialty Paper; enhanced with a mat of Copper Foil.

The focal point of our card is the stunning poinsettia embossed and cut with the specialty dies included in the Poinsettia Petals Bundle! I also hope you caught my tip on how to keep your dies aligned (it’s in the video).

It’s easy to see the beautiful texture and dimension these dies can created. And we finished off our poinsettia by adorning the center with the “Elegant Faceted Gems”… they are more stunning in person as they have a champagne color to them which really complements the Copper Foil Poinsettia.

Our poinsettia sits upon a piece of Very Vanilla cut from the Tasteful Labels dies and stamped in Pretty Peacock. Don’t ever be afraid of mixing and matching your bundles … they really can enhance your stamping experience.

For those of you who missed the LIVE presentation, don’t fret … I will be hosting another “All Day Stamp Party” on November 28th, 2020 – Small Business Saturday! I will have LIVE demonstrations, deals, prizes and a full day of fun!!

Thank you for joining me 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 ♥