Simply Sunday: Words of Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are all having a beautiful day! Today I would like to share a card that I made for my daughters birthday … and yes, I am using the Words of Cheer bundle that most people look at as “Christmas”.

It may have been designed for Christmas but I’d like to show you how to maximize your purchase by creating beautiful cards for any occasion or season! I teamed the Words of Cheer bundle with the Whimsy paper (already SOLD OUT) but I want you to look past the paper because I made a “Shaker Card” ….

To create the “shaker” I used the Rectangle Stitched Dies and cut out a frame. I attached my window sheet to the back of the frame and then added the Adhesive Strips … soooo, easy to use! Then I sprinkled my sequins on the front of my card where I wanted my window to go, peeled off the backing of the Adhesive Strips and ta da!! Shaker Card!!

The bundle comes with the “layering” word dies so I used the “happy” … cut the mat out of silver and the accent with designer paper, then I simply hand stamped the birthday, cut it out and attached it to the front all together.

My daughters birthday is December 23rd so it’s easy to see why I used this designer paper. I am not surprised it sold out when the retirement list went out, it was very popular … You can CLICK HERE to see the retirement list. Items sell fast, and our Words of Cheer bundle is also on that list!

I thank you for joining me on this Sunday and wish you a beautiful 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

Holiday Cheer Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the Whimsy Wonder Designer paper and I teamed it up with the Words of Cheer Bundle … They play so nicely together.

What caught my eye in the “Words of Cheer” bundle was the layer dies … how fun is that! And it’s easy to pick out your colors when you are using the Whimsy Wonder … I chose the Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow and highlighted my greeting with the Silver Foil that accents the designer paper.

I believe the Whimsy & Wonder Designer paper has SOLD OUT already, however the Words of Cheer bundle is still available. It’s always sad to see our favorites leaving.

If you like this one, I invite you to join me tomorrow for a stunning card created with the same Words of Cheer bundle but it’s not Christmas … I’ve turned it into a “Birthday” card!

Thank you for joining me today! Enjoy your Friday …

and I’ll meet you back here tomorrow.

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

Enhance Designer Papers with Embossing Paste

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve been asked several times lately how I created the snowflakes on my Gingerbread & Peppermint Christmas Card sooooo … I thought I would just show you.

The cards were demonstrated on my Facebook LIVE … where I shared how you can enhance your designer papers using Embossing Paste and the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. I figured the masks were in the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite for a reason … so that is where I started!

I also wanted to show you that some of the masks line up pretty nice with some of our other designer papers. Here I used the Peaceful Deer bundle and the Peaceful Prints Designer paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog … I know many of you picked this paper! 🙂

Now join me and watch the video as I show you how easy it is to create these cards! Then I will be sharing the card where I used the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper!!

I am thrilled to share my next card with you!! I feel in love with the “Angels of Peace” stamp set the moment I saw it. She is so lovely and delicate and these angels can be used for so many different occasions …

The sentiment “Sometimes angels are just good people with kind hearts”… is the second reason I had to have this stamp set. The water washed background of the Beauty of the Earth designer paper was the perfect background for the snowflake mask and the Sparkling Embossing Paste…. and the angel was meant to go with them.

I stamped my angel in Night of Navy and then gently used the Wink of Stella to add some some sparkle to her. I was VERY careful on the wings as I wanted them mostly white, and the wetness of the Stella will smear the Night of Navy ink. On the other hand … I used the Wink of Stella to pull some of the color out of the lines and into her dress to give it that soft blue look.

The greeting was also stamped in Night of Navy and then cut out using the Layering Circle Dies. I also cut a Night of Navy mat to coordinate with her dress and the card base. It all flows so nicely and completes the card.

This angle of the photo is to show you the beautiful texture on this card!! The sparkle in the snowflakes is accented by the Wink of Stella on our Angel. One of my favorite cards that I ahve made in a while!

I want to thank you for joining me today. Don’t forget I’m going LIVE tonight at 6:30 Central Time … You won’t want to miss this cute Holiday Idea!

Have a beautiful day, and take good care ~

Sweet Peppermint Kisses …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of the the cutest suites in the Mini Catalog is our Gingerbread & Peppermint. This card is “not” one of the retreat cards, but I wanted to share this cutie as it highlights the Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog

This simple layout is sweet when you need to create many Christmas cards and all of those candies brighten anyone’s day. An Old Olive base, a layer of Cherry Cobbler and then the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series paper created our card front.

The candies were created with the coordinating dies and are done in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive …

I had to add the Wink of Stella to my candies to make them glisten. There are several circle dies and candy tops that will help you create some needed depth and texture to the card.

The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Basic White with a layer of Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive behind it. I did not pop it up … it is adhered directly to the card front…. the candies are popped up!

Don’t you just love a quick -n- easy cards … especially when you have a BIG Christmas card list. The quicker you get done, the more Hot Chocolate you can enjoy … while your stamping!

Thank you for dropping in and checking out my blog. Enjoy your day~

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

Simpy Sunday: Painted Christmas Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have several samples highlighting the Painted Christmas Suite!! I know I said I was going to post the “Hope” Paper Pumpkin but I will be back with some sweet samples for you!

July-December 2021 Mini Catalog - PAINTED CHRISTMAS SUITE
Bring the beauty of nature into your Christmas season with the Painted Christmas Suite. This mega-suite includes two stamp and die bundles, plus gorgeous, coordinating ribbon, Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper, and Gold Holly Leaves.

The Christmas Season Bundle (#156801) features two-step stamp images of pine cones, holly leaves, and other greenery in a soft watercolored look. The coordinating dies include many of the stamp images plus an assortment of labels perfect for adding greetings or creating Christmas gift tags.

The Christmas to Remember Bundle (#156806) is all about thoughtful holiday sentiments that feature mixed fonts and handwritten scripts. The coordinating die set is a unique, layered background image of pine branches, plus an assortment of coordinating pine cones. Each is great on their own, but even better together!

Have a beautiful day ~
Stampin’ Hugs, Linda


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Coordinating Products




Painted Christmas Suite Collection (english) Christmas Season Bundle (english)Christmas To Remember Bundle (english)Painted Christmas Designer Series PaperChristmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (english)Christmas Pinecone DiesSeasonal Labels DiesChristmas Season Photopolymer Stamp SetGold Holly LeavesCherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' (1.3 Cm) Metallic Ribbon

Painted Christmas Suite 🎄 By Stampin' Up!


Pastel Christmas Season Card


July-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Pastel Christmas Season Card

SUPPLIES:

BUNDLES

#156801 – Christmas Season Bundle

(#156293Christmas Season stamp set & #156299 Seasonal Labels Dies)

STAMPS

#156449 – Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set

PAPER

#159276 – Basic White, #146982 Balmy Blue

INK

#147100 – Blushing Bride, #153114 – Cinnamon Cider, #153118 – Misty Moonlight, #155778 – Soft Succulent

TOOLS

#156328 – Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, #142808 Palette Knives, #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or #150673 Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, #127853 Silicone Craft Sheet (optional) or Grid Paper #130148

ADHESIVES

#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

EMBELLISHMENTS

#141979 Embossing Paste, #104199 Linen Thread, #156341 Blushing Bride 3/8” (1 Cm) Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon

Non-Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Blue Painter’s Tape or similar for holding mask in place.

TIPS: When using Embossing Paste, don’t worry about perfection. Having varying depths and textures adds to the overall effect. Clean up tools right after using, as the paste dries quickly, and is much easier to clean off the masks and tools while wet. Clean masks and tools with tepid running water and mild liquid dish soap. A soft damp cloth can also be used, but be careful not to bend edges of detailed mask images.

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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog

Thinking of You Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today, we’re going back to nature with the Beauty of Friendship bundle. This is one of my favorites because it is so versatile for any occasion, male or female … the possibilities are endless!

The beautiful color pallet and thick borders just seem to be a bit more masculine than what I’ve been sharing lately. I simply followed the colors in the beautiful Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper. Let me share some information with you …

Card Dimensions ….

  • Night of Navy Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Night of Navy for the die cut frame
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree

I used the 3rd and 5th dies from the Stitched Rectangle dies (I count from the center of the dies to the outside. Align them carefully by centering the smaller one inside the larger die, this will ensure your frame has equal sides.

While you are die cutting, use the small tree from the Beauty of Friendship bundle. The tree will be attached to the frame with our Glue Dots …

I used a greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Because the “Thinking of You” stamp has more to the greeting, I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to color only the part of the verse I wanted and then die cut it with the rectangle die included in the Beauty of Friendship bundle.

I used glue dots to attach the greeting over the tree and slightly touching the frame. Then I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to the entire frame and attached it to the front of my card.

I really like the way the frame highlights this beautiful paper, yet allows the tree and greeting to stand out as well. I guess I would end up saying this could be a gender neutral card!!

Thank you for checking out my blog post today. Hope your day 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 

A Whimsy & Wonder Slimline Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Add a bit of quirky charm to your holidays this year with the Whimsy & Wonder Suite! The non-traditional colors in this suite add to the whimsical fun. The iridescent accents of the Whimsy and Wonder 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating iridescent Wonderful Snowflakes add a magical shimmer to your projects. The wonder of it all is that with the switch of colors you can also create an elegant and traditionally look with these stamps and dies.

Let’s create some Christmas cheer with this unique slim card! Ribbon, Metallic Adhesive Dots, Velvet Paper and Wink of Stella add that extra bit of texture and sparkle that really make this card shine!

July-December 2021 Mini Catalog - WHIMSY & WONDER SUITE

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock to 7″ x 6″. Score at 3-1/2″ along the 7″ side. Fold to create a slim 3-1/2″ x 6″ card. Cut Basic White cardstock to 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ and adhere inside card for a writing area.

2) Cut Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3″ x 3″ (holly leaf pattern) and 3-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ (Blushing Bide with iridescent snowflakes). Adhere layers to card with Stampin’ SEAL.

3) Stamp sketch tree image on scrap Snowy White Velvet Sheets with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp greeting on Shimmery White cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink. Allow ink to dry.

4) Cut 2″ x 4″ scraps of Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink cardstock. Paint each with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and set aside to dry.

5) Die cut greeting with Layering Circles Die that is about 1-5/8″ and die cut scrap Misty Moonlight cardstock with the scallop Layering Circle Die that is slightly larger.

6) Die cut the stamped tree with coordinating die, Old Olive with the open tree die, and Mint Macaron diamond patterned Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Design Series Paper with the tallest tree die.

7) Die cut the zig-zag garland from Shimmery White cardstock. Die cut the tiny ornaments and stars from the Wink of Stella painted Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink cardstock.

8) Layer Old Olive tree onto card front and adhere with Stampin’ Seal. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the zig-zag garland to the largest tree. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ SEAL. Add Velvet stamped tree with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

9) Add a couple strips of Stampin’ SEAL to the card front under where the circle greeting will go. Cut a 8″ piece of the Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. Cut one end straight across. Pull threads to unravel the entire ribbon. The long threads that make the length of the ribbon will remain. Wrap the threads loosely around several fingers and press into the Stampin’ SEAL. Don’t worry about being perfect, a bit random and unraveled lo makes this look the best!

10) Layer circles with Stampin’ SEAL and adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

11) Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere stars and ornaments to trees. Add several of the gold Brushed Metallic Adessive Dots around the card.


OPTIONAL: Create a coordinating envelope using a 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ piece of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. Place the card diagonally on the center of the paper. Fold in the side edges (3-1/2″ edges of card). Fold up the bottom long edge and use Stampin’ SEAL or Stampin’ SEAL+ to adhere the bottom flap to the side flaps (don’t adhere to the card!). Add Stampin’ SEAL to the edge of the remaining flap and seal closed. Add adhesive labels for adding an address if mailing.

MAIN SHOT

TIPS: Use the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool (#144107) to pick up and hold small die cut pieces (like the stars and ornaments) while you add a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to place them on your project.

Don’t you just love the Whimsy & Wonder suite?! The designer paper is one of my favorites in the Holiday Mini catalog.

Enjoy the tutorial and have a beautiful 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: Beauty of the Earth Card Parade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today … a simple yet beautiful Slim Line card and a parade of other cards that were created from the amazing Beauty of the Earth Suite. I will also be sharing some fun techniques on these cards so, grab a cup of coffee and sit back with me while we go through these creative gems!

First up is my Slimline cards, this card fits in a business size envelope … I’m using two different patterns from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and joined them together with the pretty Gold Fine Art Ribbon; it has a touch of sparkle, so I had to add the Genial Gems to keep the sparkle going.

The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set / bundle. I chose the Cinnamon Cider as a mat and Merry Merlot as my card base … they pull those colors out of the designer paper. I find this suite / bundle very gender neutral … who wouldn’t love these cards!

My second card I’m using the same pattern of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and the Beautiful Trees dies. Another simple card when using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set included in the bundle.

Ready to see another card using the same paper? The amazing thing is that each one looks sooo different! I used a landscape layout verses the portrait as I did on the first two cards and created this unique card. I also used Night of Navy on this card to pull out the blue in the designer paper.

I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies … I love this look, it’s new and fresh and highlights the designer paper. I added the tree and greeting from the bundle …

Now lets change things up a little by using a different pattern from our Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and a fun technique … the “Split Card Technique”. I’m using Old Olive and Early Espresso to coordinate with my designer paper. You can watch the video to see how to create this card yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Yesterday I shared the next card with you … the card base is Early Espresso and so is the tree itself, it made the Misty Moonlight designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. So pretty!

The last card I have to share with you, used the same watercolor background paper but I’m changing up the seasons. Once the leaves are gone … well, winter comes next, and it makes for the perfect Christmas card …

I just love this card and I used the Chalk pen and Wink of Stella to add snow to my tree! How fun is that! I just wanted to show you that this is not just another tree set, but a bundle / or suite that can be used for any season … or any reason!!

Thank you for joining me this Sunday for my card parade, I hope you enjoyed the many styles of cards. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Stop back tomorrow as I have another card that you’ll enjoy!!

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 

Guest Stamper: Kathie with Peaceful Deer …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Enjoy your Monday ~

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

Sweet Strawberry: Just For You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another cute card from Stampin’ Up! using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle …. I know we are getting our first snowfall, but I think there is something about Strawberries that make them timeless.

You will notice that we are using the “same” supplies as we did yesterday so you can create different looks with your same investment!

Here are the step by step instructions for the card …

1. Create tone on tone background on Poppy Parade card base (8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; 21 x 14.9 cm) by stamping the strawberry outline image in Poppy Parade ink. Randomly fill in some of the strawberries using the two-step stamp image.

2. On the 2″ x 6″ (5.1 x 15.2 cm) Basic White Cardstock, two-step stamp one strawberry in Crumb Cake ink and two strawberries in Poppy Parade ink. Stamp the outline in full saturation of ink and stamp off the filler image to create shading.

3. Stamp the stem images in Mint Macaron ink on the 2-3/4″ x 2″ (7 x 5.1 cm) Basic White Cardstock. Stamp three stems.

4. Punch out the berry and stem images using the Strawberry Builder Punch.

5. Stamp the greeting in Crumb Cake ink on the 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Basic White Cardstock. Adhere to your card base.

6. Adhere the strawberries to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals, arranging them to overlap slightly. Adhere the stems to the strawberries.

7. Add Gilded Gems

How cute and simple is this card. So easy to recreate and you are using the same supplies as you did on the card showcased yesterday. Both cards are great to send to your friends.

Thank you for joining me on this Sunday.

Have a 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 

Sweet Strawberry Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card for Stampin’ Up! from the Sweet Strawberry Bundle ….

Here are the step by step instructions for the card …

1. Stamp the large flower and stem image and the medium flower outline in Crumb Cake ink on the 5-1/2″ x 4″ (14 cm x 10.2 cm) Basic White Cardstock. Stamp the greeting in Poppy Parade ink. Adhere the stamped cardstock to the card base.


2. Stamp the filler leaf image in Mint Macaron ink three times on the 2″ x 4″ (5.1 x 10.2 cm) Basic White Cardstock. Punch out using the Strawberry Builder Punch and adhere to the card base.


3. Two-step stamp two strawberry images using Poppy Parade ink on the second piece of 2″ x 4″ (5.1 x 10.2 cm) Basic White Cardstock. Stamp the outline in full saturation of ink and stamp off the filler image to create shading.


4. Stamp the stem image on the 2-3/4″ x 2″ (7 x 5.1 cm) Basic White Cardstock to create two stems.


5. Punch out the strawberries and stems using the Strawberry Builder Punch.


6. Adhere the strawberries to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping slightly. Adhere the stems to the strawberries.


7. Add Glided Gems.

Such a sweet card to give someone who has been done something sweet for you. If you liked the project and would like to purchase the items used to make it, I have listed them below.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have 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 

Embossing Paste to Enhance Your Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We had a discussion at my Stampin’ Retreat this past weekend about Embossing Paste so I’m excited to share the cards from one of my Facebook LIVEs … I shared how you can enhance your designer papers using Embossing Paste and the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. I figured the masks were in the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite for a reason … so that is where I started!

I also wanted to show you that some of the masks line up pretty nice with some of our other designer papers. Here I used the Peaceful Deer bundle and the Peaceful Prints Designer paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog (no longer available).

Now join me and watch the video as I show you how easy it is to create these cards! Then I will be sharing the card where I used the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper!!

I am thrilled to share my next card with you!! I feel in love with the “Angels of Peace” stamp set the moment I saw it. She is so lovely and delicate and these angels can be used for so many different occasions …

The sentiment “Sometimes angels are just good people with kind hearts”… is the second reason I had to have this stamp set. The water washed background of the Beauty of the Earth designer paper was the perfect background for the snowflake mask and the Sparkling Embossing Paste…. and the angel was meant to go with them.

I stamped my angel in Night of Navy and then gently used the Wink of Stella to add some some sparkle to her. I was VERY careful on the wings as I wanted them mostly white, and the wetness of the Stella will smear the Night of Navy ink. On the other hand … I used the Wink of Stella to pull some of the color out of the lines and into her dress to give it that soft blue look.

The greeting was also stamped in Night of Navy and then cut out using the Layering Circle Dies. I also cut a Night of Navy mat to coordinate with her dress and the card base. It all flows so nicely and completes the card.

This angle of the photo is to show you the beautiful texture on this card!! The sparkle in the snowflakes is accented by the Wink of Stella on our Angel. One of my favorite cards that I ahve made in a while!

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

Have a beautiful day, and take good care ~

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 

Merry & Bright in Polished Pink!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy and have a beautiful Sunday ~

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

Inspired Thoughts rockin’ the “Blends, Alcohol & Vellum Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Now I’d like to bring back a technique featuring the “Inspired Thoughts” Bundle … I am excited to share a video and two cards that I created using the amazing “Blends, Alcohol & Vellum” technique! This is such a fun technique and creates amazing backgrounds where no two will look alike. The more you play with it, the more you will be hooked!!

Here is the card that I created in the video, I’ll share another with you later in my post.

I have a few tips to share and then I invite you to watch the video;

  1. Make sure you are using 91% (or higher) Isopropyl Alcohol … the 70% will not work properly.
  2. Your room should be well ventilated due to the Alcohol
  3. A paint brush works great, or you could try your old Aqua Painters. (I like the stability of the brush)
  4. Have paper towel or something to clean your brush off with and absorb excess alcohol on your brush.
  5. Pick colors that coordinate well together as some combinations may get muddy… But have fun experimenting!

I had so much fun sharing this technique last night with my stampin’ friends, that I made even more backgrounds!! I was playing around with some color combinations and thought of a sunset, so I layered my colors and this is what developed …

Cool … right!! I made this card just like the one in the video. My Stampin’ Blends colors were: (from the bottom up) Dark Night of Navy, Dark Highland Heather, Dark Calypso Coral, Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Balmy Blue.

I added a big patch of the Daffodil Delight to create the “sun” area … and once that was created, I used a circular candle holder to trace a circle in that area – wow, doesn’t that look cool!? I also dropped my trees lower, so I had to cut off the bottom, trim the trunks and then glue to bottom back on.

This technique creates such unique background which gives such depth to the card, and then our trees and some really nice texture. Both of these cards were so much fun to create, and I can’t wait to send them out, or give them away as one of my door prizes!!

I want to “Thank you” for spending time with me today, to check out my cards and my video! I’d love to know what you think of this technique, and what colors would you use?

Have a fun and creative 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  

Thinking of You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Get a one-stop solution for year-round cards with the Inspired Thoughts Bundle. The stamp set includes greetings for many occasions—and you’ll get options you can use on both the inside and outside of your card. Plus you can use all the greetings with one clear block, which makes it easy to use and cost effective.

Today I’ll be sharing another card from Stampin’ Up! also from the Inspired Thoughts Bundle …

We’ve got some step by step instructions for today’s card ….

1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) card base from Basic White Cardstock. Cut a smaller piece of Basic White to 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (10.8 x 10.8 cm).

2. Color the smaller piece of Basic White Cardstock with Calypso Coral ink with a Blending Brush, adding more saturation at the bottom and getting lighter toward the top of the paper.

3. Die cut the tree base from Crumb Cake Cardstock, circle from So Saffron, hill from Pear Pizzazz, and two sets of leaves in Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz.

4. Stamp “Thinking of you on your special day” sentiment using Mossy Meadow ink on a 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (1.6 x 6.7 cm) piece of Pool Party Cardstock.

5. Adhere individual pieces to the card base as shown. The Pool Party piece is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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