Cheerful Daisy in Lemon Lolly & Pebble Path

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So excited to share the NEW Cheerful Daisy card with you that we made at my Spring Stamping Retreat. I’m also sharing the video replay of last nights Facebook LIVE and then the ingredients and dimensions so you can recreate this quick -n- cute card ….

Wasn’t that easy to make!! Here is a close up of my card


  • Card Base: Pebble Path / 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
  • Lemon Lolly / 2 pieces 5-1/4″ x 4″ … mat for designer paper (front) and white (inside) & small piece of scrap to add a pop of color behind the greeting
  • Designer Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White: 5″ x 3-3/4″ (Inside) + 4″ x 3-1/2″ (cut daisy) + 3″ x 1-1/2″ (stamp greeting) + small scrap to stamp the flowers center in Lemon Lolly

I learned something new today ….

What is the Centre of a daisy called?

A single stem arises carrying the flower head – this is not just one flower, but a composite of a number of tiny flowers which make up the yellow disc in the middle (‘disc florets‘) and the surrounding white ‘ray florets’ (which look just like petals).

Thank you for joining me today.

NEW: Cheerful Daisy Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a card created by one of my design team members highlighting the new Cheerful Daisy. To kick off this new bundle, I’m sharing the dimensions and instructions for this beautiful card ….


  • Crushed Curry:  5 ½” x 8 ½”  and  3” x 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Fresh as a Daisy Designer Paper: 3 ¾” x 5”


  • Place the 4” x 5 ¼” Basic White cardstock in the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to add texture.
  • Wrap the Baker’s Twine around the cardstock 3 times and adhere the ends to the back of the cardstock. Take a smaller piece of twine and tie it in a knot around the 3 pieces.
  • Adhere the cardstock to the card front.
  • Adhere the Designer Paper to the 3 ¾” x 5” Crushed Curry cardstock and adhere the layers to the card.
  • Cut out 2 pieces of Basic White cardstock using the triple flower die.
  • Color the centers using a dauber with Crushed Curry ink.
  • Cut off the leaves from the triple flower.
  • Take 1 of the triple flowers apart. Adhere the individual flowers on top of the other piece using Dimensionals. Adhere all with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the greeting on the bottom of a piece of cardstock. Cut out close to the greeting. Add the greeting to the card using Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today … I hope you enjoyed the card as much as I did.

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So Happy for You Card in Gold

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As I am busy cutting cardstock, die cutting and preparing gifts for my upcoming retreat, I thought I would share a special card with you. It comes from my fellow demonstrator and friend Lisa. I will also be sharing the dimensions and step by step instructions to make Lisa’s card.

Lisa is using the Colors and Contour Stamp set with gold embossing … so elegant.


  • Card Base: Very Vanilla Thick – 1 pc. 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 5 1/2.
  • Cardstock #2: Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4 for embossed layer,  3 x 5 for die cutting scalloped rectangle, and 4 x 4 to punch ovals.
  • Ribbon: (2) 5 1/2 – 6 inches

Instructions :

  • Score Thick Very Vanilla at 5 1/2. Fold and burnish.
  • Emboss large Very Vanilla piece with embossing folder.
  • Die cut scalloped rectangle.
  • Stamp image in VersaMark on scalloped rectangle; stamp sentiment in VersaMark on 4 x 4 piece. 
  • Heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Punch sentiment with scalloped oval.
  • Adhere these embossed pieces to large layer about 1 inch from the bottom.
  • Take one piece of ribbon and stretch across beneath scalloped pieces. Adhere two ends on back with adhesive.
  • Tie bow with other piece of ribbon and attach as shown with a glue dot.
  • Adhere this entire piece to card front.
  • Attach three gold Festive Pearls.
  • Finish inside as desired.

I hope you enjoyed Lisa’s beautiful card in vanilla and gold as much as I did. I appreciate you taking time out of your weekend to join me today.

Have an inspirational and fun day ~

In My Heart Rock Star!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes I did …. I have another card from the Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set … this card highlights the love shared between you and your rock star! Love this one …. We’re going back to the days when we didn’t have all that beautiful designer paper, back when we hand stamped our backgrounds ….

Begin with a Mango Melody (retiring) card base and a 4″ x 5-1/4″ of Basic White which is hand stamped with the musical notes using Memento ink … Next up we’ll stamp our greeting from the Good Feelings stamp set. I stamped that in the Mango Melody and added the guitar for your rock star.

Then to create some interest I die cut our greeting with our Scalloped Contours dies … and layered it in black and again with more Mango Melody! Super simple card to make and fun!!

Thank you for stopping back today … Enjoy your Friday and Rock On!!

Enjoy the Rhythm of Each Day!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have yet another card from the Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set … this set is so fun and easy to create with. Perfect for the rock stars in your family.

Begin with a Basic Black card base and front for a nice layered effect … Add some die cut circles for a great pop of color and to highlight your drummer using the Stylish Shapes and the Picture This Dies.

You can use your or their favorite colors! On today’s card we used Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink and Mango Melody, and of course the Basic White to stamp our drum set on. It’s finished off with the Pastel Adhesive-Back Sequins.

Thank you for checking in with me today!! Have a wonderful day.

Enjoy the Rhythm plus … FREE Shipping Coming!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I thought you might enjoy more cards from the Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set … ready so get your creative groove on? Today I’m sharing two cards highlighting the guitar and the Craft Note cards and envelopes!

Avid stampers are going to love this one with all they layering! First lets talk about the effect on our Merry Melody Embossing folder … Add some Memento ink to the embossing folder! Don’t forget to clean it off right away.

The guitars are stamped and watercolored and then fussy cut before being layered onto a piece of Textured Shimmer paper and the Layering Designs Vellum. Add a little sparkle with a touch of Metallic Mesh Ribbon behind your guitars … and a Silver Star for our Rock Star!

A bit easier and with a similar layout you can create this cute card ….

We begin with at Kraft Note Card … Stamp the musical notes with StazOn Ink onto your Layering Designs vellum (let dry) then layer the Balmy Blue cardstock and Vellum onto your note card. No fussy cutting on this card as it’s stamped directly onto our Basic White and colored with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.

Using the Textured Shimmer paper and Starlit Punch, color white textured shimmer with mango marker then punch out stars, also one in blue. To finish your card, stamp your greeting onto Mango Melody cardstock and punch with the Happy Labels Pick a Punch.

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Girls Rock Too

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have some FUN for you today and we’re going to “Rock It” with this card. I am using the Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set, so get your creative groove on. Whether you’re a maestro or a musical novice, you’ll appreciate this set. It features images of a drum kit, keyboard, piano, and a bar of music. You’ll also get greetings with a musical slant. Add your favorite coloring technique, and you’ll love the results! 

I used the Stampin’ Blends in Flirty Flamingo so us girls could rock out …

I’m using the Hello Irresistible Designer Series paper with one of the beautiful color washes background. The soft look and the fun designs work great with this stamp set. The patterned paper highlights the “Book Binding” technique. I used the Stylish Shapes Dies for both the drums and the greeting, it adds a fun texture and enhances the shapes to make them stand out more.

I finished off my card by embellishing with the Loose Frosted Dots because us girls like our bling, and we know how to rock it!!

Thank you for joining me today.

Hand Penned Petals Faux Step Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am bringing back a favorite today…. the “FAUX” Step Card that I changed up a bit … and I’m going through step by step with dimensions on how to recreate this card. Today I’m using the Hand Penned Petals and Penned Flowers dies, both are on the retiring list … and I love the way this card turned out. I have this all on video for you to view.

Let’s take a look at the video now …


  • Card Base: Basic Black: 9” x 4-1/4” then Score at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2” and 5-3/4”
  • Cardstock #2: Basic Black Center Step: 8-1/2” x 2-1/4” then Score and fold at 5-1/2”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 3″ x 4″ for inside of card / Scrap of white for greeting and Highland Heather as a mat (Cut with the Layering Circle Dies)
  • Designer Paper #1: Hand Penned Petals (Mint Macaron) for Center Step 2″ x 5-1/4″ and Floral Design paper is 3″ x 4″ and 1″ x 4″.

I find it easiest to lay the card base out flat when attaching the designer paper, as shown in the video.

What a fun twist to the card … placing your “center step” either on the right or the left side of the card. It gives you a totally different look. For my card, I choose to put my center step to the right to balance out the greeting which I let “hang over” the left side … that gives it another dimension to the card.

As for that greeting … It comes from the Flowering Tulips stamp set and one of the main reasons I bought that set! I love the way this card turned out! Don’t you just love that feeling when you’re done creating something that turned out sooo cool!

I hope you enjoyed the quick coloring technique as well …. it was fun and easy to recreate the watercolor look. As for the designer paper … you can use any that coordinates with the colors you choose to color with.

Enjoy making this fun fold … it’s really easy, and I love the twist of placing the “step” off to the side.

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 ❤

Parade of Pansies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have several cards to share with you today … I have some quick & simple pansy cards that highlight Pansy Petal Stamp Set & Dies …

This card shows how easy it was to use the layering of the pansy images to create pretty hand stamped pansies ….

Many of you have used Two-Step stamp sets, and the Pansy stamps are no different. They are designed to layer color to create a beautiful flower. CLICK HERE to view the entire post.

If you like texture on your flower, then you’ll love the layered die cuts to create you pansy …

The dies not only cut but they emboss as well … amazing!! The layering of the die cuts gives you some fun texture on your cards, but that didn’t stop me from embossing the background with the “Painted Texture” embossing folder! I also added the cute little Elegant Faceted Gems to draw your eye around the card.

I have fallen in love with this bundle, join me as I share a video of the watercoloring technique demonstrating how to create this amazing pansy ….

The Pansies are on the discontinued list … if you have them or not, I hope I inspired you and brightened your day with this pretty flowers.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today.

I hope your day is a beautiful 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

Celebrate Friendship with the Forever Friends Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Celebrate friendship with the Forever Friends Kit! This kit has everything you need to create 8 lovely cards in 2 different designs—perfect to share with those who’ve always been there for you!

With beautiful floral details and lovely complementary green foil accents, you’ll be able to create friendship cards that are just as unique and special as your friends.

This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • One Forever Friends photopolymer stamp set
  • One Night of Navy Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, printed foil envelopes, foil die cuts, adhesive, twine, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (13.3 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink

The card kits make “hand made” cards quick and easy to create and get in the mail box and send your friends hugs & happiness. Not only do I love the convenience of the kits but it’s another exclusive stamp set that I get to add to my collection!

Thank you for joining me today, hope yours is a good one!

Beautiful Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m excited to share two fun technique cards that are highlighting the “retiring” Brilliant wings dies. These dies come in handy so many times for a quick card … and if you join me tonight on my Facebook LIVE, I’ll show you another 2 ways (or more) to use these!!

The first card show a fun way to use watercolor backgrounds … On the small butterfly, I just cut it out of the watercolor background created in the video. The larger butterfly was die cut, and the background was trimmed to accent the butterfly and give it a 3-D look. I popped up the butterfly by cutting a small piece out of the Stampin’ Dimensonals.

My greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and is stamped with the Rock -n- Roll technique. I inked up the stamp with Parakeet Party first, and then rolled the stamp in the Bermuda Bay. I choose that color because the Parakeet Party and Bermuda Bay used in the watercolor background change color a little when blended together.

The greeting has a Basic Black mat as do the butterflies and were mounted onto my Coastal Cabana front that I embossed with the 3-D Fern embossing folder. I added Wink of Stella to my butterflies before mounting onto the black mat. To complete my card I added the Mat Black Dots to create additional depth and texture and to draw your eye around the entire card.

CLICK HERE if you would like to watch the Watercolor Background video again.

My second card I used the “Masking Paper” to create the card front. I cut out butterflies from Brilliant Wings out of the Masking paper and then adhered it directly onto the Linen paper (retiring).

Then with alcohol in my Spritzer and about 5 drops of Bermuda Bay ink … I spritzed the color onto the Linen paper. The alcohol helps to dry the ink faster, and what it leaves behind when you remove the “butterfly masks” is a soft beautiful “dyed” Linen paper.

I invited you to join me tonight on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page and watch me LIVE at 6:30 pm to see how I use these amazing butterfly dies, and I’ll also be highlighting some amazing designer paper!!

Thank You for hanging out with me today! Enjoy your day ~

Here is a list of ingredients that I used to create today’s card. NOTE: All orders of $50 will receive a FREE qualifying Sale-a-bration item of your choice.

The Retiring Awash with Beauty Designer Paper & Making Beautiful Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I had to share my “Handy Cutting Guide” Video using the retiring Awash with Beauty Designer paper. Take one 12 x 12 sheet of Designer paper and turned it into 8 beautiful cards. Today I will be showing you step by step how I did my cutting with a quick video! Then you will get to see the four remaining cards.

Don’t you love how simple that is … and this is perfect for creating multiple cards in a short period of time. My first card I kept very simple ….

Basic White cardbase with an 5-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ Balmy Blue mat. My greeting comes from the Paradise Palms stamp set (Retiring) and is punched with the Double Oval punch.

The second card …

Same dimensions on this card, however I used a Granny Apple green mat and Polished Pink ink, cardstock and ribbon. Don’t you just LOVE coordination!!! I brought in the Layering Circle dies (Retiring) to my sentiment and then added the Iridescent Rhinestones.

The third card is stepped up a bit …

I used the Stitched Greenery die (Retiring) to create texture and a cool background for my floral piece … I matted the designer paper with Polished Pink and then a Granny Apple Green background. My granddaughters love this color combination. I also used the Iridescent Rhinestones on this card. My sentiment … that comes from the Happiness Abounds.

For my fourth and last card I wanted to show you that you can stamp directly onto the designer paper …

I also stamped directly onto the card base to create some depth and interest to the card. The leaves come from the Happiness Abounds as does the greeting. The mat and cardbase are Merry Merlot (Retiring)… it truly changes the look of the card and gives it a beautiful deep look. I completed my card with the white ribbon and Brass Butterflies.

My purpose for sharing this with you, is to inspire you to cut that beautiful designer paper AND how to take one 12 x 12 sheet of Designer paper and turned it into 8 beautiful cards.

Thank you so much for joining me today ~

Happy Easter

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’d like to wish all of you a very Happy Easter, and hope you are with family and / or friends on this beautiful day.

I am re-sharing one of the Easter Cards that I made earlier … please know that you can use this technique with any shape, I just love how this one turned out.

To VIEW how this card was made; CLICK HERE

Beautiful Thistle in Gold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Friday! Today I’d like to share my Beautiful Thistle in Gold card with you. The Beautiful Thistle bundle is on the retirement list and I’m saddened that it is leaving, so I’ve been sharing my creations with you.

This design is stunning is Gold yet pretty easy to recreate … I will share the dimensions and instructions with you along with the links to the products used.

Lets take a look …

You will begin with Very Vanilla cardstock; a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ sheet scored at 4-1/4″ and folded. You will also need a piece to stamp and emboss with the Gold Embossing powder, plus a piece for your greeting.

Cut a piece of the Gold Foil sheet to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … then you can die cut a circle from the center as a “mat” to back your greeting. No need to worry about that hole in the middle of your Gold Foil sheet as it will be the “mat” behind the stunning “Naturally Gilded” Specialty Designer Paper … cut this to 5″ x 3-3/4″.

You can attach your Naturally Gilded piece to the Gold mat. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, attach your card front assembly to the front of your card base.

Your next step is to stamp the thistle and your greeting onto a piece of Very Vanilla using your VersaMark pad, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder, tap off excess powder and heat emboss. You can now die cut your thistle and using the circle from the Stylish Shapes dies.

While you are die cutting, die cut a piece of Vellum cardstock using the Scallop Contours dies. Attach your thistle and greeting to this piece of vellum … it allows the pattern to show through somewhat but will highlight your flower and greeting.

Once you have your thistle assembly completed, you can attach it to the front of your card … place your Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind your thistle and greeting so they will not show through

Complete your card by embellishing with the Brushed Brass Butterflies… the coordinate beautifully with the Naturally Gilded Designer paper and our thistle.

Thank you for stopping by and hanging out with me today.

Have a beautiful day ~

If you purchase the Beautiful Thistle Bundle from my On-Line Store (Host Code: BAPEANG2) or directly through me, I will send you the PDF’s for those 3 cards as a thank you for your purchase. 

Here is a SHOPPING LINK for your convenience:

Beautiful Thistle in Black & White

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share another card using the Beautiful Thistle bundle which is on the retirement list. In life things are not always Black & White but in card making we can do just about anything! So today my card is a twist with basic stamping and some heat embossing. Have I intrigued you yet?

I love the look of this thistle in black and white … it is not only a strong contrast but a I think it’s a sign of strength, so I guess I picked the perfect sentiment.

Start with a 1/2 sheet of Basic White cardstock for your base. Now you will need one each 4″ x 5-1/4″ of Basic White and Basic Black, layer the two pieces together and and then align them onto your paper cutter diagonally and once your two ends are aligned properly … cut!

You will stamp the white craft ink onto the black piece and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Then use the white piece that matches your black and then stamp image in black – align your two pieces and tape together on the back side … I just use scotch tape.

I took the second half of the black sheet and layered it behind the white half of the card front. Once everything is in alignment, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach it to the card front.

Stamp your sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and then trim the ends diagonally and attach it to the front of the card base using dimensionals. You could add embellishments to the card if you prefer but I felt that it made a bolder statement by leaving it simple.

Thank you for joining me today.

Enjoy your Thursday ~

Yesterday I shared a video with 3 beautiful cards highlighting different ways you can use your Stampin’ Blend markers.  If you purchase the Beautiful Thistle Bundle, I will send you the PDF’s for those 3 cards as a thank you for your purchase. 

Here is a SHOPPING LINK for your convenience: