Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 8 / Book Binder Fun Fold & Christmas Barn …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share one of my heartfelt favorites that hit the retirement list … Christmas Barn. This set brings feelings of my grandparents. I also created this card using the Book Binder Fun Fold, so I will be sharing one of my demonstration videos with you. I will be sharing it with you today, along with close-ups and dimensions shared in the video. The Book Binder Fun Fold is so easy to make but gives you that special touch of fun … and it works great with any occasion!!

Besides the Fun Fold, I’ll also be highlighting the “Masking” technique. Masking allows you to create dimension on your card without the use of dimensionals and such. First, you will need to stamp the barn, once on your cardstock, I’m using Shimmery White here, and then again on a piece of scratch paper …. then cut out your barn.

Now that you have your barn cut out, use a removable adhesive to attach your cut barn onto your stamped barn. Now you can stamp your trees around the barn … Remove your mask and it looks like the trees are behind your barn!! Now you can color your barn as desired. Now onto the Fun Fold Directions …..

Let’s take a look at the video and then I will share the measurements for the card…

So cute and easy … right! One piece of cardstock, two score lines and some adhesive and you can create the Book Binder Fun Fold. This bundle makes it easy to stamp and die cut your way to “sweet” Christmas cards and treats!

Measurements:

  • Card Base: 11″ x 4-1/4″ then score at 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″ … the adhesive goes between the 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″ score lines to create the “binder”.
  • Real Red Mat: 4″ x 4″
  • Designer Paper or White (for inside): 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Binder Designer Paper: 4″ x 1″

The layout to this card is so simple that you can use it for any occasion … I’ll share more with you later.

In the Sweet Candy Cane bundle I showed you that one little die that creates a little “wrap” for candy canes but I wanted to share what else you could use them for … non-candy treats / gifts!!

Talk about a quick and easy little gift to give … and inexpensive. I used scrap pieces to cut my little wraps out and the pencils were from the $$tore! I think there are about 8 pencils in each pack, and they always have them for special occasions.

I hope you enjoyed the two cards highlighting the fun fold and the little treat wraps today.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and to those who watched me LIVE last night.

Have an amazing Wednesday ~

Here are the supplies that I used to create today’s Book Binder Fun Fold. If you do not have a demonstrator, I’d be happy to serve your stamping needs. Thank you.

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 6 / Pretty Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We are half way through my Twelve Days of Christmas and today I’m changing it up a bit. With the update to the Clearance Rack … I thrilled to share all of these cards with you today … the cards turned out so cute and are all so different for being created with the same Designer Paper: Sweet Talk.

With so many pretty patterns you can’t go wrong … and for under $5.00 you won’t find a better bargain. There are many different Designer Papers on the Clearance Rack.

A simple card base and a 3″ x 3″ square with a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ mat with a coordinating color behind it. Stamp on your greeting and your good to go. Remember, you can stamp those cute hearts instead of die cutting your designer paper … just do what works best for you!

My second card highlights the embossing folder and the hearts and Iridescent Rhinestones really say … Happy Valentines Day!

By popping up the embossed card stock, you not only add texture to your card but so much dimension, and that includes the playful layering of the hearts. Who wouldn’t want to get this little cutie!? It’s just full of love

The third card adds a bit more “bold” to our valentine cards … I pulled the red out of the designer paper pattern and added some black. Don’t you just love the gingham ribbon, so glad it carried over, it adds that nice pop without over taking the the hearts.

The hearts are stamped in Real Red and die cut so I could “pop” them up too! There is double the layers because I popped up the tags as well. This card wouldn’t have to be for Valentines at all … it’s a perfect way to say “I’m glad you’re in my life” to your friends (BFF!)

I’m so thrilled with the way all these cards turned out and so happy to share them with you. I hope they inspire you to create and send Valentines or cards filled with love for a friend (or your favorite sister)!

One last card for you … This is one of my favorites! I just love the way that the hearts are floating out of the little envelope.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this pretty paper, and that I’ve inspired you to get back in your stamp room! Have fun 🙂

Have a wonderful day ~

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 5 / Boughs of Holly

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am really excited to share today’s card with you as it comes from one of the first suites I had to get my hands on when this Mini Catalog game out, and now it’s on the retiring list 😦

The Boughs of Holly Designer Series paper is simply stunning and is the backdrop for my card. I layered the poinsettia pattern with the Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler which creates such a beautifully rich look.

To add a holiday touch, I die cut the frame from the Gold Metallic Specialty paper and it seems to make the centers of the poinsettia really pop out. I also die cut a piece of the designer paper with several green shaded to put behind the leaves.

To keep the deep rich them of my card going … I heat embossed a piece of Cherry Cobbler with Clear Embossing powder and die cut the cherries. I also cut the detailed part of the cherry in the Gold Metallic paper. To bring in the deep green from the designer paper, I cut 3 sprigs from the Evening Evergreen cardstock.

A simple piece of white Bakers Twine behind the leaves complimented the white used for the greeting. Then I added a few of the Gold Holly Leaves to balance out the entire assembly. To complete my card, I added a piece of the designer paper onto the Basic White and then layered a piece of Evening Evergreen behind the Basic White.

If you take a good look at my card, then flip to page 24 on the Mini Catalog you will see where I got my inspiration from!! I think our catalogs are a great place for inspiration, and if you have shopped with me in the past year … You are on my mailing list and will be receiving the upcoming Jan – June Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!! Woot Woot!! Just my way of saying “Thanks” for choosing me as your demonstrator ❤

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope I inspired you with these rich, warm colors.

Have a great weekend!!

Here is a list of supplies that I used to create today’s card ….

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 4 / Sweet Candy Cane Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing a FUN FOLD with you today, along with close-ups and dimensions shared in the video. This is also part of the Mega Suite: Sweetest Christmas. The Book Binder Fun Fold is so easy to make but gives you that special touch of fun … and it works great with any occasion!!

Let’s take a look at the video and then I will share the measurements for the card…

So cute and easy … right! One piece of cardstock, two score lines and some adhesive and you can create the Book Binder Fun Fold. This bundle makes it easy to stamp and die cut your way to “sweet” Christmas cards and treats!

Measurements:

  • Card Base: 11″ x 4-1/4″ then score at 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″ … the adhesive goes between the 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″ score lines to create the “binder”.
  • Real Red Mat: 4″ x 4″
  • Designer Paper or White (for inside): 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Binder Designer Paper: 4″ x 1″

The layout to this card is so simple that you can use it for any occasion … I’ll share more with you later.

In the Sweet Candy Cane bundle I showed you that one little die that creates a little “wrap” for candy canes but I wanted to share what else you could use them for … non-candy treats / gifts!!

Talk about a quick and easy little gift to give … and inexpensive. I used scrap pieces to cut my little wraps out and the pencils were from the $$tore! I think there are about 8 pencils in each pack, and they always have them for special occasions.

I hope you enjoyed the fun fold and the little treat wraps today. I’ll be back to share more of these with you.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and to those who watched me LIVE last night.

Have an amazing weekend ~

Here are the supplies that I used to create today’s Book Binder Fun Fold. If you do not have a demonstrator, I’d be happy to serve your stamping needs. Thank you.

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 3 / Christmas Banners

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am going to share my card from the Christmas Banners bundle which is part of the mega suite “Sweetest Christmas”. You’ll find these on pages 8 through 11.

My card also uses the background die from the Sweet Candy Cane bundle. Let’s begin …

The card base is Pool Party and then I layered two die cut sheet on top. The secret to get that “criss-cross” look is to turn one of the die cut piece upside (flip it over) … I hope you know what I mean. I attached the layers together and to the front of the card using the Tombo Liquid glue. On top of that is a circle cut from our Layering Circle Dies.

Next I inked up my banner with VersaMark and heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Then using the Christmas Banners stamp set, I stamped my greeting onto the banner using Pool Party Ink. Before you attach this to the card front, you have to die cut all your foliage.

I stamped the foliage in Pool Party ink three times and then die cut it, then I die cut the “sprigs” from Garden Green and using a Sponge Dauber and White Craft ink … I tipped the ends to give it a “frosty” look. The I cut more of the foliage out of the White Glimmer paper. Once all your pieces are stamped, tipped and die cut … you can begin layering them behind your banner.

I added adhesive directly to the back of my banner and then began layer the pieces behind. You may need to add a bit more adhesive to get all you layers done. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back to give it dimension and to help secure your foliage to the banner.

Then I added some Silver Festive Pearls to complete my card. I love the way this card turned out and it was one that I featured at my Fall Holiday Stamping Retreat.

Thank you for stopping back. I’ll see you tomorrow for day 4 of my Twelve Days of Christmas.

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card ….

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 2 / Merriest Moments

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Day 2 and I have a beautiful card to share with you today! It comes from the Merriest Moments bundle which is found on page 23 in the June thru December Mini Catalog …. and is retiring 😦

This stunning card was created for my Holiday Stamping Retreat but since it’s on our Last Chance list, I thought I would share it will you. It’s way to pretty not too!

I began with a Very Vanilla card base and from there … it’s layered with Gold and Pearlescent Specialty Paper. You will find both the Goil Foil paper and teh Pearlescent paper in the Annual catalog – pg.139

The Pearlescent card front is embossed, and then another layer is embossed and die cut to add a beautiful layer to the card.

On top of the die cut foliage is another layer of Gold Foil and then I embossed the greeting onto the card. A poinsettia was die cut for added texture and design. To complete my card, I added some of the gold “Festive Pearls.

With just some basic cuts and some die cutting, then embossing your greeting … this stunning card is ready to send to your friends and family.

Now I have some news for you about Stampin’ Up!s Last Chance list and more …

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RETIRING LIST PDF

Also on December 1st, Stampin’ Up! will be adding new items to the Clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price. This is an amazing opportunity … Hurry and check it out the Perfect Partners dies and Clearance Rack products (available while supplies lasts)—don’t forget the coordinating stamps 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you’re interested in the Merriest Moments for your craft room, click on the link I provided above to check out the discounts.

Have a great day ~

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 1 / Kindest Gnomes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am going to start out with a BANG!!! I am sharing several cards featuring the Kindest Gnomes Bundle. I love this entire suite!! Gnomes are so “hot” right now and if you’re like me and you’ve hopped on their bandwagon, you will enjoy this parade of cards.

I did “NOT” create these cards, they were done by our Global Artisan Team members, so I will “recognize” them by including their names along with their creations.

Created by our global Artisan Design Team member Berdien Weideveld ….

Created by our global Artisan Design Team member Martin Stone ….

Created by our global Artisan Design Team member Karine Lison ….

Created by our global Artisan Design Team member Vicki Boucher ….

Created by our global Artisan Design Team member Tami Hewlett ….

The Gnome Dies (item number 159625) WILL carry over and be available during the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog sales period. The dies will officially be retiring on 1 May 2023, unless they sell out before then; they will not be restocked. However, all the other products in the Storybook Gnomes suite will retire this December and are on the Last Chance List.

I hope you enjoyed the first product share of my Twelve Days of Christmas series… Kindest Gnomes.

Thanks for spending your time with me today!

As promised, Here is the Last Chance List …. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Magical Snowman Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share a few announcements with you today, along with a video and two cards!! First I’d like to share the video of my Facebook LIVE on Saturday where I demonstrated some fun techniques using White Glimmer paper, and the Snowman Magic Bundle.

These two products make the perfect pair ….

How awesome is that? Did you know that you could “dye” your white glimmer paper by spritzing it with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and ink refill? Of course we can die cut it but it was cool to see how well it takes on the shape of your embossing folders. Here is another look at my two cards.

I can’t wait to share this news with you …

My first announcement is that I have held open my Small Business Saturday promotion for CYBER MONDAY!! You can get in on the same FREEBIE’s as my Saturday guests with a qualifying purchase. It’s a great way to “Gift” yourself while you shop for the card makers and crafters on your holiday list.

Here is the LINK for your shopping convenience:

https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=9RCR9JKT

✨ YOU MUST USE THE HOST CODE TO QUALIFY FOR THE REWARDS.

NOW …

My final announcement is an invitation for you to join me beginning Tuesday, November 29th as I kick off my 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS series

During my 12 Days of Christmas, I will highlight some of my favorite products from the upcoming LAST CHANCE List. That’s right … these amazing products will be retiring and only available while supplies last. I will post that LAST CHANCE List tomorrow along with our first of 12 highlighted products!

Thank you for joining me today …

Hope to see you tomorrow as I kick off my 12 Days of Christmas!

Here is a list of the products I used to create that cards shown here today ….

Simply Sunday: Simple Glitter Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I did a couple LIVE demonstrations on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page, and on my first stamp session I highlighted the “Red & White” Glimmer paper that is in the Mini Catalog. It is also one of the FREE Gifts I was giving away with orders placed during my Small Business Saturday event.

Here are the two cards that I made during my presentation. With just 1-1/2 sheets of Basic White cardstock and one 6″ x 6″ sheet of the Red Glimmer we created two simple and oh so cute cards ….

I also incorporated the Festive Pearls and Take Your Pick tool which were also FREE with a qualifying purchase during our Small Business Saturday celebration. So …. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join me for the short video replay of yesterday’s LIVE presentation.

I hope you enjoyed the video and how easy these cards were to make. They are perfect layouts if you are in a rush to get your Christmas cards done.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s cards ….

The Light of the World Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving and had time to spend with loved ones. I enjoyed my time with family as well.

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that I created using the Peace to You stamp set. It is a simple yet stunning card done in Blackberry Bliss and the new Pearlescent Specialty Paper and a touch of Gold.

The cardbase is in Blackberry Bliss … a regular A2 size (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″) and then you’ll need a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece, embossed with the Wintry 3-D embossing Folder. It adds the perfect touch of texture to your card and looks beautiful with the pines on Peace to You stamp set.

Between the two layers of Blackberry Bliss, you will use a piece of Gold Foil paper cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ which will tie together with the beautiful gold embossed church.

You will be embossing the Church image onto a piece of 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ of the Pearlescent Specialty paper … such a stunning combination! I did the same with the greeting and then die cut them out with the Layering Circle dies. As I said, simple yet stunning card that is sure to impress your recipient.

I want to Thank You for taking time out and stopping by today.

Here is the list of supplies that I used to create today’s card ….

Join me tomorrow for more details about my Small Business Saturday Celebration ….

From Gift Tags to Cool Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a video of the November 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit; From the North Pole. Today I’ll share a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE and you’ll see how these cute tags are magically transformed into easy, cool cards!

I’ll share not only the replay but photos of these alternative projects so you an get a better view so join me for a quick view of the video …

How cute and how simple, right! Let’s start with the “Candy Cane” tag ….

And now for the card…

You can create this super simple alternative card with a Mint Macaron card base and the magic of a quarter sheet of the Snowflake Specialty paper.

Here is a look at the “Santa” tag ….

To create this card you simply stamp the background as shown in the video …

and with a few additional colors added, Cherry Cobbler mat and the Crumb Cake card base, you end up with a fun card.

Let’s take a look at our last tag, the “Express Delivery ….

Another easy alternative to the tag is the next card ….

I used the Brick Embossing Folder on the 3 – 4″ x 1-1/2″ strips layered onto a Basic White Base. Don’t you love using the “scrap” little dots from the tag for an embellishment!?

You may have noticed that I stuck pretty close to what was in the kit except for the cardstock. I did have a little more fun with my fourth card….

I used a Basic White cardbase and one of the cards from the Santa Expess Memories and More Card kit for my background. The white circle and the sparkly tag are from the kit and then I added the snowflake from the Wonderful Snowflakes embellishments. Speaking of embellishments …. I also added a few Iridescent Rhinestone for even more bling!

I hope you enjoyed all the alternative projects created here for you today.

Thanks for joining me. Have a great day ~

Simply Sunday: Retreat Card Parade!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I thought it would be fun to share more cards from our Retreat Attendee Card Swap! My guests are so talented and I love seeing all the different styles.

Enjoy ….

Love this card …. It was made by Carol who used the Cottage Wreath Bundle. This is also a fun fold card … The white piece opens to the right and exposed the greeting.

This stunning card was created by Meg … She used the “Timming the Tree” set from the Annual Catalog. Don’t you just love the multiple colors of green she layered on her tree?

If you are a fan of the more whimsical Christmas Cards, then Lynne’s is right up your ally. This is the “North Pole Mischief” Stamp set found on page 37 of the Mini Catalog.

I saved this last card because it brings me memories of my grandparents ….

Although grandpa and grandma did not have a sleigh, memories of being on the farm with my grandparents was priceless. A winter wonderland is how I always pictured Christmas with them. Someday … I’m going on a sleigh ride!!

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the Swap Cards as much as we all did!

Have a great day ~

Here are the stamps sets and bundles used on today’s cards ….

Getting Punchy ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share some of my favorite punches and the card samples created from them. Let’s get started right away with the Heart Punch Pack …

There are two hearts in this pack … your initial heart and then a scallop punch to mat or create some extra drama! Let’s take a look at another one, and another trio of hearts. I must like this layout … lol.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL POST

One more “Heart” …. Ok two more!! I embossed the background and then punched out the heart. The negative was turned into a Shaker Card and the other was matted with the scallop heart.

Now for one of my “go to” punches for creating quick cards is the Daisy punch. So very versatile for any occasion. Let’s take a look …

You can see another card & full post by clicking Here!

Here are a selection of cards that highlight the Daisy Punch while I used different backgrounds to create some fun cards.

You can always cluster your daisy with other flowers to create a bouquet ….

These are just 2 of the many punches on sale right now, and fun shapes that Stampin’ Up! offers. I love the simplicity of a punch which makes cardmaking so quick and easy … just add paper!

I’m glad you stopped by today and got to check out these cute cards you can create with our punches … again, so many more to choose from.

Have a good day ~

A Few of My Favorite Things ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends, Today I want to share a few of my favorite items that are included in the Sale right now. We only have a few days left but it’s a great value for the Gift Giving season. Today I’m sharing my favorite dies! I choose these dies for their versatility in my year round cardmaking!

Let’s begin with the Scallop Contour Dies ….

The Scallop Contour Dies are scalloped border dies that range in size, perfect for card fronts, accent pieces and sentiments! Here are a few examples ….

You can view the original post for both cards HERE!

Another one of my favorite die sets is the Stylish Shapes dies …. It has circles and squares and banners – Oh my!! Perfect for any season and any occasion. They are a must have in your stamping collection.

Check out these cuties using the Stylish Shapes Dies ….

View the Original Post HERE!

Here is another sample using the Stylish Shapes dies …

You can view the Original Post / It includes the “TIP” on how to cut the Mini Banner, Click Here!

And of course you cannot forget the Layering Circle dies and the Stitched Rectangle dies. All four of these die sets will add to your cardmaking ease … for backgrounds, layering, greetings and more. They are to me …. basic supplies to any collection.

If you don’t have them, you’ll want to get them while they are 20% Off. Grab one for your friends for the holiday season.

Thanks for joining me today. I’ve put the links below for your shopping ease.

Pretty Papers on Sale …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share several cards today highlighting the pretty papers that are on sale beginning today ….

Let’s Start with AWASH IN BEAUTY ….

I won’t be giving dimensions or any of that today …. It’s ALL about the paper. And now I want to share one of my favorite papers in the Annual Catalog; HUES OF HAPPINESS ….

WOW …. check this out! Another from the Hues of Happiness

Well … well, well … I have more from the Hues of Happiness. I said it was my favorite in this Annual Catalog!

Are you seeing what I’m seeing? How very beautiful and versatile the Hues of Happiness paper is.

OK … Let me share another beautiful paper. The Pretty Prints ….

So our SALE begins today ….

There is so much more than Designer Paper on sale … to view CLICK HERE. It’s a full list of what is on sale. Hope you enjoyed my card samples today!

Thanks for dropping by ~