Birthday Messages …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you! Yesterday I shared a card that I created using the Many Messages bundle from the Jan. – June Mini Catalog. This is such a fun way to stamp sentiments … one stamp, one die cut and “many messages”!!

Today’s card was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in White…. then I used the Blending Brushes to apply Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Marvelous Magenta. Wipe off the excess ink and see the white emerge beautifully. I tried a damp sponge technique on this card … not sure if I like it or not; What Do YOU Think?? Do you like to “dry brush effect”?

Next up is applying the sentiments … earlier I put the stamp on the Stamparatus and stamped out several different colors, then die cut them and tucked them into a stamp case for safe keeping until I need a sentiment … on this card I used several different colors to make the card even more fun! I layered the cardfront onto a Basic White mat and a Gorgeous Grape card base.

What I do love is the fun colorful background … so many happy thoughts in white, and then our Birthday sentiments highlighted bold and bright. And a butterfly from the Floating & Fluttering Bundle to bring a little added joy.

I thank you for stopping by to visit today, I hope your Tuesday 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 ♥ 

Be Strong, Be Brave … Many Messages

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we enter a brand new week … a new month … and I’m sharing a NEW Stamp Set!! I’m really excited to share this fun bundle with you, it’s the Many Messages bundle and it is created to answer your “sentiment” needs!! It has something for every occasion …

This amazing bundle not only has all of these sentiments, but it has a die to cut them all out for you!! You can do what I did … I put the stamp onto my Stamparatus and stamped them in different colors, cut them out, and saved them to use on any card at any time!

For today’s card, I stamped the card front with the full stamp and embossed it in white. I then choose a couple of sentiments from my stash and spotlighted those on the cardfront….

By embossing the cardfront this way, it adds a nice texture and subtle look to the front. The images were stamped in the coordinating ink to match the mat which really pops the sentiments … highlighting them.

A simple card with a big statement … you can create anything you’d like. I also brought in the Floating & Fluttering bundle to add some warmth to the card, just because we all love butterflies! They are pretty and they hold a special meaning in many of our lives.

A little Wink of Stella to the wings and your card is complete…. just mail it out and let someone know that you support them, or wish them a happy birthday or anniversary … so many to choose from.

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into this bundle, I will be back to share more fun things you can do with it.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

I hope your week 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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Beautiful Daisies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend! I spent yesterday with many of you, my stampin’ friends at my “Farewell to Sale-a-bration” Party. Today I’d like to share 3 cards with you that I created with the “Oh So Ombre” Designer Series paper … some decorative masks … the Blending Brushes … and the sweet Daisy Punch!

My first card was created with an retired decorative mask but I was giving some away as Door Prizes so I wanted to show them how they could use them. It is the Blackberry Bliss “Oh So Ombre” designer paper, ink and cardstock. Depending on how you cut your 6 x 6 designer paper … you can easily get 2 cards out of it. You lay the decorative mask on top of the “Oh So Ombre” designer paper and begin applying ink with the use of the Blending Brushes.

I stamped my greeting in Blackberry Bliss using the Lovely You stamp set. I punched it out using the 1-1/4″ circle punch, which I also used to punch out a piece of Blackberry Bliss… that was run through the Stampin’ Emboss & Die cut machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

The only thing that I “popped” up was the Daisy, which I also embellished with Wink of Stella … wow, does that make the daisy pop off the card!! Beautiful!

The second card done in Granny Apple Green was done with the “Basic Pattern Decorative Masks” that can be found in the Annual Catalog. I punched the center of the daisy from the designer paper and added Wink of Stella to the petals of the daisy.

The sentiment comes from the “Lovely You” stamp set … and was hand cut it to highlight it.

The third and last card uses a retired mask, and the “Oh So Ombre” designer paper which pops when backed with the Basic White cardstock. The Basic White Daisy and banner which hosts another greeting from the Lovely You stamp set.

I wanted to share with you how you can enhance your designer paper with the use of some basic tools … ink, a mask and the blending brushes. It’s quick, easy and really makes a beautiful impact on your cards…. and you can’t go wrong with a pretty daisy and some Wink of Stella!!

The “Oh So Ombre” Designer Series paper is just one of the Sale-a-bration items. Today is the last day which you can be rewarded with a FREE Sale-a-bration items … just wanted to share a reminder with you.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Enjoy yours ~

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 Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Think pink! This lovely little card is pretty in pink and cute as a button.Create your own colorful cards with a spectacular stack of Designer Series Paper!

The patterned pink paper strips used to make this masterpiece are included in the build-your-own Starter Kit you receive when you sign up to become an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. But, you can only get it during our Sale-A-Bration sale, which ends on 28 February! Don’t delay—if you’ve ever thought about joining the Stampin’ Up! family, today’s the day! Not only will you have early access to new products, you’ll get to earn rewards, learn how to build your business, and be part of an incredible community.

To learn more about joining Stampin’ Up!, click here:

http://www.stampinup.com/join?demoid=26646

I would love to talk to you about your questions and concerns … Message me below or email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com We could also meet on Facebook and video chat!

Speaking of joining the fun … don’t forget to hop on over to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for the party … There will be Games * Prizes * Specials & More. The LIVE Demontration begins at 10 am Central Time!

Thank you for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow for my Simply Sunday card.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Makin’ My Heart Happy

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Can you believe Sale-a-bration is almost over?! There are only a few days left to get your free Sale-a-bration products before they’re gone. The Punch Party stamp set is probably one of my favorites in the brochure since it can be used in so many different ways….

What’s your favorite product from the Sale-a-bration brochure? I would love to here what your favorite it … Please put them in the message area below.

Don’t forget to join me tomorrow on my Linda’s Stampin Escape Facebook page when I go LIVE at 10 am to kick of my …

Thank you and have a great day!

Color Inspiration: Flower & Field Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Are you ready to add some Springtime cheer to your days with flowers and fun bright colors? I sure am! The January-June Mini Catalogue is packed with beautiful florals, beachy seashells, and whimsical animals perfect for adding brightness and cheer to your crafting.

This month’s Color Inspiration projects plays off the bold, bright colors in the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper that you can earn as a reward during Sale-a-Bration. Remember, Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th, so order today so you don’t miss your chance to earn great rewards!

Color influences mood and is an proven way to lighten your mood, or bring some cheer to a friend is to craft with bright, fun colors. The Flower & Fields Designer Series Paper, that you can earn as a reward during Sale-a-Bration, is a great example of bold, bright, cheerful color that just makes you happy to look at.

Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, and Pool Party can be bright, or even a bit soft. When contrasted with the always on-trend duo of Black and White, they create a really bold pop of color.

The first card features the Flower & Fields Designer Series Paper (#155223) and Well Said stamp set (#148796). Fun details are added with the Medium Daisy Punch (#149517), Small Bloom Punch (#152316), Bumblebee 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon (#153658), Ladybug Trinkets (#154299), and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (#152480).

The second card showcases the Dandy Garden Suite (#155981) that is a mega suite featuring two stamps sets, dies, and a punch in addition to coordinating papers and embellishments. The Dragonfly Garden Bundle (#156224) includes the Dragonfly Garden stamp set (#154411) and Dragonflies Punch (#154240) at a 10% savings. The Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#154297) is perfect for the Color Blocking technique. The dragonfly is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708) and colored with Pool Party (#154894) and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends (#154885).

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with an order. Remember, Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th, so order today so you don’t miss your chance to earn great rewards!

Thank you for joining me today, hope yours is a happy 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 ♥ 

Two-Step Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share another card and a video using the Floating & Fluttering Bundle. I will show you how to use the Two-step Stamping technique with a minimum of ink pads!! This is a great tip for new stampers who don’t have it all … yet 😉

Join me for this short video, hopefully you’ll catch a few more tips and techniques to use in your stamping …

Oh my gosh … don’t you just love those butterflies! The dies were designed to make these butterflies look like they are floating, and if you didn’t catch it in the video, I have a close up here …

The colors I used were the Highland Heather, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana … if you want to pair these colors to create a darker butterfly you could add Gorgeous Grape, Terracatta Tile and Bermuda Bay.

You could always add a touch of color to the edge of the wings like I did in the video. Either was these butterflies are quite stunning …

I hope you will join me for my Butterfly Class … you will learn even more about these butterflies. I have a private Facebook page for the class, there you will find even more samples!! Join us …

You can order your bundle by CLICKING HERE … once I receive notification, I will contact you with more information and a link to the Class Room.

Thank you so very much for joining me today. I hope you have a beautiful day ~

Artisan Design Team Showcase

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Come see what products our Artisans used from the January – June Mini Catalog and our Sale-a-Bration which ends this month. Don’t miss out!

These projects, created by global Artisan Design Team member Alicia Yap, feature the following products:

• A Touch of Ink Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration)
• Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper
• Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate
• Gilded Leafing

The next projects, created by global Artisan Design Team member Angela Meiritz-Reid, feature the following products:

• Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set
• Strawberry Builder Punch
• Berry Blessings Bundle (Sale-A-Bration)

Next project is a scrapbook page created by global Artisan Design Team member Elodie Ventroux, feature the following products:

• Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set
• Strawberry Builder Punch
• Berry Blessings Bundle (Sale-A-Bration)

These are some amazing samples … you can see why these ladies are on the Stampin’ Up! Global Design Team!! We all need a little inspiration sometime and being part of the Stampin’ Up! family really helps me … the ideas share among all our demonstrator sisters (and brothers) are endless.

I have more to share at a later date. Thanks for stopping by today … enjoy your weekend.

Quick -n- Easy Layers with the Quite Curvy Dies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m doing a Flashback Friday and bring you more cards and a video that highlight both the Quite Curvy bundle and the NEW Flower and Field Designer Series paper that you can earn FREE during our upcoming Sale-a-bration! I’m so excited about this product offering and how versatile it truly is!!

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 you need to create cards for a variety of upcoming special occasions.

The tips are in the video so sit back and have a look at how easy this really is …

Now that was easy … right! As I stated in the video; it works great with Designer paper but I would not try to layer two pieces of cardstock while cutting. But who doesn’t love that POP of color that the designer paper brings, especially the new Flowers & Field!! Here is another card from that paper …

As promised … here are the measurements for my cards ….

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this amazing new bundle, or should I say “Bundles” shown below … Stop back tomorrow because I will be sharing more samples made from this suite!!

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 ♥ 

Butterfly Cards & Class Announcement

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card and video to share with you plus a class announcement for the beautiful “Floating & Fluttering Butterfly” Bundle. Last night on my Facebook LIVE, I shared a sneak peek at this amazing bundle. I used the Joseph Coat technique as it emphasizes the beauty of the butterflies.

I added a little twist to this card … a brayer is usually used to create this technique, however I chose to use the fun, new Blending Brushes! I am hooked on these … they are the “Cool New Tool”. The video will show you step by step how I got the stunning colors. Go grab a cup of coffee or whatever and sit back and enjoy the next half hour as I show you how easy it is to make this card.

What a fun way to get color and what a great card to send a friend … it really is a WOW card! My granddaughter couldn’t wait for me to show her how I did it. I can see her getting a little ink on her fingers and making cards for all her friends.

Besides the video, I want to share an opportunity for a class using this amazing bundle. I will show you how to incorporate the fabulous butterfly dies with these beautiful butterflies. The CLASS IS FREE when you purchase the bundle + from me using the specified Hostess Code … your total will be a minimum of $50. This way you will get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well.

I will be creating a Private Facebook Group for my attendees, and we will meet on Thursday, March 11th at 6:30 pm for a LIVE Class. You will get your “Card Kit” prior to the class which will include the cardstock, die cuts & embellishments along with PDF’s of each card with full color photos and Step by Step instructions. The sooner you order your bundle, the sooner you will get it … remember to use the HOSTESS CODE (7T4QCE92) prior to the Feb. 26th, 2021 deadline.

You may purchase the “Card Kit” for $15 if you pick it up at my home, or I can mail it to you for the cost of $20. Remember, we are not allowed to “pre-stamp” for card kits … I can only die cut. So it is most beneficial to have this bundle. If you cannot attend the LIVE Class … the video’s will be in the Private Class page for you to view anytime after the LIVE class. Plus you will have your PDF files.

This little beauty is just the beginning … I can’t wait to show you even more, and would love to have you join me in this class. You will be able to ask questions while we are stamping. Please let me know if you have any now.

Thank you for hanging out with me today (and last night for my LIVE) …

Have an amazing 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 ♥ 

In Bloom Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m back!! I wish I could say I was on vacation someplace nice and warm but that is not the case, it has just been very busy at the store and as manager, I have to do, what I have to do. So today I thought I would share a couple of fun cards from our home office. Last week I shared this colorful beauty with you, and today I have two more from the In Bloom Bundle …

Here is the second of three cards that should have a familar technique to you … This card is using the SPLIT CARD Technique. I used this technique with Designer Paper, but you can stamp your own background and use this fun technique. You will want to stamp the flowers on the cardstock before cutting into two pieces

Colors used are … Paper: Basic White, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay Cardstock & Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate,
Bumblebee, and Terracotta Tile ink pads! How bright and colorful, the perfect card to Thank, Congratulate or Cheer someone up with. The Pierced Blooms Dies were used to create the centers to our bold flowers.

The third card is this creative card filled with flowers and fun! The Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper was used to create a gift box bursting with flowers …

Your friends and family will burst with joy when they receive this cute card!! The colors were picked to coordinate with the designer paper (so that way easy) and are; Coastal Cabana, Purple Posy, Calypso Coral, and Crushed Curry cardstock. The Pierced Blooms Dies were used to create the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed these creatively fun cards that you can easily recreate and send off to your friends and family. I have a list of ingredients below to help you out with your shopping, but please, if you have any questions feel free to message me in the comment section below. Remember, your question may be the one that someone else is afraid to ask, so you’ll be helping them out too.

Thank you for joining me today ~

Have an amazing day, and I’ll be back tomorrow to share another project with you!

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 ♥ 

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m bringing in the designer paper again … Remember that the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper in one of the TOP 3 Picks and I have three great cards direct from our main Stampin’ Up offices. The first card on the left starts out simple – basic stamping and then embellished to step it up card by card …

We begin with the card on the left and the Mint Macaron card base. Stamp the sentiments in Night of Navy and the heart image in Flirty Flamingo ink using the stamp-off technique. Then, punch five banners from our Flower & Field Designer Series Paper using the Banners Pick a Punch. Adhere the banners to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and tie with a Linen Thread bow. Done! You have the perfect, easy card to let someone know you care.

The second card in the center steps up to the next level by spritzing with Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Embellish the banners with flowers die cut using the Wreath Builder Dies, and add 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, then finish with a fussy-cut, stamped heart popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Pretty sweet!

For our artfully avid card on the right, we adhered additional flowers fussy cut from Designer Series Paper, plus some Vellum Cardstock. For an extra-lavish look, we layered on a die-cut heart and a fussy-cut sentiment, then amped up the artistry even more with a lacy edge made using Flower & Field Designer Series Paper and the Budding Blooms Dies.

Stepping up your cards is so much fun! Start simple and go big. Mix and match until you find the look that is right for you. You could even invite friends over to brainstorm avid and artfully avid alternatives for the casual card. We can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon! And if you live near me … it’s way to cold to go outside!!

Thank you so much for visiting me and my blog today. Enjoy and have a great day~

Creating Cute Cards from Scraps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you all today? I am feeling grateful and quite happy! I am taking part in a seminar about Women in Business and the energy is amazing. I reflect on how amazing this journey has been so far, and what a wonderful community of stamping friends we have created!! Even through a pandemic, we can still gather in one form or another to stamp … it enlightens us, stimulates our brain and just plain makes us happy!!

Last night I gathered with some of you who joined me for my LIVE Facebook demonstration. I shared some tips using the technique of “creating with scraps”. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and join me for a replay of last nights demonstration ….

Oh my gosh … there are so many possibilities when using your designer series paper scraps! I love using the True Love Designer Paper because to can pair it with “ANY” color but I thought it would be fun to use Magenta Madness … a fun “Hot Pink” that looks like a party with the Basic Black!

Using the Adhesive Sheets makes layering your scraps quick and easy! Pulling it back only half way is a great way to control the application of scraps without getting your fingers full of the sticky adhesive on the sheets!

Adding the Magenta Madness Ribbon along with the Daisy and Triple Banner punches adds some fun texture to the card. The layers actually bring your card to life.

I almost forgot to highlight the amazing sentiments!! These come from the “Heartfelt” stamp set and can be used for much more than Valentines Day … and that is why I choose the Daisy punch over the Heart. The love of a friend is one of life’s most precious gifts ❤ We must make sure they know it … so we send them cards!

Thank you so much for joining me today and hanging out to watch the video. If you’re watching it again, I hope you picked up another tip.

Have yourself 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 ♥ 

Hello Spring Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am excited to share today’s card with you. It’s from the A Little Lace bundle and it just shouts “HELLO SPRING!!” With this blast of frigid temps, I think we are all looking for some warm sunshine. Nothing brings the thought of warm more than our Daffodil Delight … bright like a daffodil standing tall in the sunshine. I’m featuring both the stamps and the die on this card to really highlight another way to use them …

On today’s card, I cut the lace die cut … you can actually get 2 squares cut out of the lace die cut. I backed my Daffodil Delight lace square with Whisper White. The lace design allows the white to peek through which really highlights the pattern.

I stamped the floral image with the Black Momento Ink pad and fussy cut it out.  Now it’s time to grab the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Duo.  I’m using the light and dark to add a touch of color to my flowers … most of it went into the centers.  I did sponge a very light amount of ink around in the darker centers.

Just like sunshine … I needed a little sparkle so I painted a little Wink of Stella onto the petals. Not to be outdone, the centers were colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and then I went over the top with the Shimmery Crystal Effects … and yes, I even sprinkled glitter over the top of that!!

Click Here to View Quick Video

For the greeting, I simply stamped it onto the Daffodil Delight front and then ran it through my emboss machine using the Subtle Embossing folder. This piece goes directly onto the card base.  The floral piece gets glued onto the die cut lace and then the entire piece is popped up onto the front.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used on today’s card …..

This card was fun to make and will send some much needed sunshine into someones life. You know what they say … “A handmade card is like a hug with a fold in the middle”.  And now more than ever, I think we should all share our talents in cardmaking by sending them out and brightening someones day.

Thank you for joining me today, I will be back tomorrow with another beautiful card. See you then.

Have an amazing day ~

Simply Sunday: You’re So Cool

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Superbowl Sunday to you! My team went out in the last game, so I’m out too … I’ll be in my stamping room, staying warm! It’s a whoppin’ -10 degrees this morning with a windchill of -29!! Burrrrr … So I thought today was the perfect day to pull out the Popsicles because there is NO chance of them melting!! lol

The Popsicle stamps are a two-step stamps which makes it fun and easy to create the most delicious flavors you can image …

My favorites are Lemon/Lime: Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green, then Gorgeous Grape which is stamped off on the top and full ink on the bottom, and then my Strawberry Lemonade; Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight …. YUMMY! I know a few in my house who love Blue Raspberry so I’ll have to keep making Popsicles!

I used the sentiments from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and stamped them in Gorgeous Grape, which was also used to mat my card front ….

Wanted to jazz up my flavorful popsicles a little more with the glint of sparkle by adding the Opal Rounds to my card. I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the Opal Rounds … it’s so cool to know that you can have these cute embellishments in “any” color you want.

The popsicles were so fun and easy to create and will make quite an impression on anyone who receives this card.

Thank you for sharing part of your Sunday with me. Stay warm and 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 ♥