Simply Sunday: A Little More Sparkle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick & easy and very pretty Christmas card that will add a Little More Sparkle and Shine into the lives of your friends and family when they receive this handmade card from you this holiday season.

Just some cardstock, the beautiful Snowflake Specialty Vellum, the Very Best Occasions stamp set, a punch and your ink (oh yes, I also used the new Metallic Woven Ribbon) and you can create a stack of beautiful cards.

Let’s being with the stunning Snowflake Specialty Vellum ….

You’ll add a touch of elegance to your winter crafts and creations with the Snowflake 12″ x 12″ Specialty Vellum. This unique paper includes three different snowflake designs in white vellum and iridescent foil—that’s six different papers to get creative with!

We got that professional touch with ease by layering the snowflake vellum on our Night of Navy card front and backed by the Basic White so that the iridescent snowflakes were the highlight of the card …

The sentiment is so fun and fitting for the times, and is perfect for our handmade cards!! If you do not have this amazing stamp set in your collection, you are going to want to add it before it goes away!

If you’re looking for a stamp set that has heartfelt sentiments for just about everything, then you need the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set. These 12 versatile sentiments celebrate the Christmas season, express gratitude for family and friendships, share positive and uplifting messages, and so much more. Whether you need a simple, “With Comfort & Love,” or an upbeat, “You’re the best ever!” this stamp set has you covered.

My sentiment is stamped in the coordinating Night of Navy to match my cardbase and punched out with one of my favorites … the Label Me Lovely punch. Add some adhesive to the back and then create a little whimsy and texture by running the Metallic Ribbon back and forth before mounting it onto your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Quick … Sparkly … and easy to recreate for your friends and family. I hope you enjoyed today’s card sample … the holiday season can be stressful, I don’t want your cardmaking to be.

I ❤ Simple & Beautiful. Thank you for joining me today.

Here is the list of ingredients I used for today’s beautifully quick & simple card ….

Best Wishes Card ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card for all my gnomies!! From the Storybook Gnomes Suite and the Kindest Gnomes bundle comes this little cutie wishing you the warmest of wishes.

I fell head over heels in love with these little guys, and I’m sure they’ll warm your heart as well … I have plans for these little guys. Save the date on Tuesday, September 13th on my Facebook LIVE when I announce some FUN upcoming events!!

Let’s check out today’s card ….

Begin with a piece of  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Sweet Sorbet cardstock and score at 4-1/4 and fold to form base card.  Then add 2 x 4 DSP to right side.

Emboss a piece of 2-3/4 x 4 Crumb Cake cardstock  with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.  Add on front towards left side, centered.

On  a piece of 3 x 4 Basic White, stamp mushroom and gnome with lantern.  Color using your Stampin’ Blends; Sweet Sorbet, Medium Deep Neutral Tones Blends, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, and Evening Evergreen. Then cut those out with the coordinating Dies and add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp warm wishes with Memento Black Ink onto a ½ x 2-1/2 Crushed Curry cardstock and add to front. Using scrap pieces of cardstock, cut two grass bundles, two stems and two mushroom tops.  Add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off your card, add two small brass Brushed Metallic Dots above greeting.

Thank you you for taking time out of your Saturday to visit me today.

Have a wonderful day ~

Here is a list of ingredients that were used to make today’s card ….

Time for Trimming the Tree?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card to share with you from the Trimming the Tree Bundle. I have the dimensions and step by step instructions! Free tutorial Friday!

The Trimming the Tree bundle is one of the bundles from the PERFECT PARTNERS promotion … there are six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog. 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card Base: Thick Basic White 5 ½” X 8 ½” score at 4 ¼”
  • Cardstock #2: Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper 4 ¼” X 5 ½”
  • Cardstock #3: Real Red cardstock ¾” X 4 ¼”
  • Cardstock #4: Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper 2 ¼” X 5”
  • Cardstock #5: Gold Foil 2 ¾” X 3”
  • Cardstock #6: Garden Green cardstock: 2” X 3”
  • Cardstock #7: Basic White cardstock: 1” X 2 ½”

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Score your card base and fold in half.
  • Attach the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper #2 to your card front.
  • Take the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper #4 and cut up from the bottom and from the sides creating the banner piece.
  • Attach the Real Red cardstock #3 to the backside as shown and attach to your card front.
  • Die cut the Gold Foil #5 with the tree pot, bows, star and label dies.
  • Die cut the Garden Green cardstock #6 with the Christmas Tree Die shown.

Here are the PERFECT PARTNERS Bundles with the item numbers on them along with the discount for bundling …

I also want to share the latest WEEKLY DEALS … these will be available through September 13th.

New products added each week on 8th, 15th, and 22nd of September!

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope your day is a good one.

Here is a list of ingredients used to make this card ….

Using Scraps for a Halloween Scottie!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE where we used scraps to create a fun and easy card. The Scary Cute bundle meets Christmas Scottie … that little dog is way too cute to be scary!

I’ll share some tips for creating this card so sit back and enjoy ….

Don’t you just love that Scottie Dog … heck with Christmas, he is an all occasion pup!! The banners or flags as some people call them, create so much fun on a card, they’re just happy.

Here are the measurements for today’s card …

  • Card Base:  Thick Basic White: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; score at 4-1/4”
  • Layer #1: Parakeet Party: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Layer #2: Basic White: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Layer #3:  Basic Black: 3/4” x 4
  • Assorted Colors / Sizes of Designer paper and Cardstock to create banners

Don’t you think this would make the perfect birthday card? How about celebrating a new job, a promotion or a graduation? Today we did Hallowen … I think it would be perfect for Christmas too. The layout works for any occasion and is fun to make … I hope you enjoy creating many of these simple cards.

I want to thank you for joining me today for this replay.

Enjoy and have a wonderful day ~

Here are the ingredients I used for this card. You can click on any one of them for more information, or to begin shopping.

Warm Wishes for my Gnomies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … a free day for some of us, and I’m spending my Labor Day creating! The challenge for the Design Club that I belong to for this month was to “case” a card from the Annual Catalog and change it up a bit, so I thought I’d do the same for you today! My sample is found on page 53 in the upper top left corner. Here is a picture of the card:

Double layer card … I did mine in Basic White and I swapped out their die cuts for the hexigon from the Beautiful Shapes dies and cut from the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series paper …

The greeting comes from the Kindest Gnomes Bundle and just trimmed with a snip of the scissors. Your Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalogs are great places to find inspiration (besides my blog) lol. This is such a fun and simple layout and can be used with any die or any designer paper!!

Have you cased (copy and share everything) from either of the catalog? Or will you now?

Thank you for taking time out of your Labor Day to check out my blog.

Have an amazing day ~

Here is a list of products I used in today’s card ~

Simply Sunday: Christmas Scottie Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I announced my newest Stamp Class … Christmas Scottie. The Scottie is so adorable and I just LOVE punches because they make your cardmaking a touch quicker! I teamed up the Christmas Scottie with a quick and easy technique I shared at my Halloween Class … The magic of markers to dress up a plain black and white piece of designer paper.

Join me now as I share how easy this Christmas cutie is to make ….

I began with a Basic Black base and a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Real Red which will mat our designer paper which measures 3-3/4″ x 5″. Before you adhere your designer paper to the mat, you will be coloring it with your markers; I used Real Red and Garden Green. The designer paper is the Rustic Harvest Designer paper found in the Mini Catalog.

My sweet little Scottie Dog is punched out from the Metallic & Shimmer paper found in the Mini catalog… although you could use Basic Black. I then punched the bow out of Real Red and attached it to my puppy. I mounted my Christmas Scottie onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock that I had leftover from another project (it’s around 2″ in diameter). Don’t you love how the vellum makes the dog stand out more! This piece was popped up with dimensionals.

The greeting comes from our stamp set and was stamped in Garden Green ink to coordinate with the Garden Green stripes that we added to our designer paper. Don’t forget that you save 10% when you bundle the stamp set and punch. And the “eye” on my Scottie is actually one of the metallic dots on the specialty paper … cool right!?

I want to thank you for joining me today for my debut of Christmas Scottie. This will not be one of the cards in my class, but you know you’ll leave with totally cute cards (and a treat for your puppy!) plus there is always something “sweet” as a treat for you too.

Have a good day ~

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

Halloween Happiness …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Today I have some “Halloween Happiness” for you, one of the cards we made last night in my Hooray for Halloween class. The class featured the Scary Cute bundle and the different ways you can use it.

This was our fourth card and it introduces the Aspen Tree dies from the Perched in a Tree bundle … it is stunning with the Hues of Happiness Designer Series paper. The brush strokes in the designer paper add such an eerie touch to the card.

The moon shining brightly behind the trees, lights the way for our little Halloween Fairy … so cute she is! She’s bedazzled with Wink of Stella on her wings, wand and crown. She walks fearless into the forest in search for her treasure … Halloween candy!

Thanks for dropping by and checking out my card, have a great weekend.

Scary Cute Halloween Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE presentation. I featured the Scary Cute bundle using the Corner Fold Fun Fold but with a twist. I’ll be showing you a different layout to this common fun fold then give you some ideas on how to use the dies.

Grab a coffee and sit back and relax while I show you this scary cute card ….

This fun fold is easy to do and as you’ve seen, you can either use the horizontal / landscape layout or the vertical / portrait style and any occasion works with this layout… so have fun! I absolutely love the different looks you can create with this bundle … a touch scary and a whole lot of cute.

I’ll start with today’s card and then share some of the cards I have presented before …

Halloween is only 8 weeks away so if I’ve inspired you with this bundle, I have added the links below for your shopping convenience. Thank you for taking the time to visit me today.

Stop back tomorrow to see the new promotions Stampin’ Up! has announced. BUT … Don’t forget that today is the last day to enjoy the Sale-a-bration FREE Products.

Have a good day ~

Here is my list of ingredients for today’s card ….

Halloween Happiness …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you know that today is National Frankenstein day?

So … I couldn’t resist and made a fun Halloween card using the Scary Cute bundle and the “Frankenstein” in the stamp set. I also used a couple of the dies from the bundle to spook it up a bit!

I used Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy along with the Blending Brushes to create Frankenstein’s backdrop. The banner, house and moon were all die cut from the coordinating dies. A bit of Washi Tape to add some sparkle.

We have  eight weeks before Halloween … what better way to celebrate than to make cute cards of the monster himself? Better yet, find a friend and create together… Isn’t that what Frankenstein and Igor did? The two months of prep will give you plenty of time to design the perfect cards and decorations for your Ghouls and Goblins at your Halloween event.

I’ll be sharing more Halloween inspiration throughout those eight weeks, till then have a great day.

Wonderful World Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that highlights the Wonderful World Designer Series paper. The many pretty patterns from this paper helped to create this card … one sheet has larger flowers so I fussy cut it out and then mounted it onto my layered cardfront.

The card base is Basic White and was layered with the yellow pattern … I used that one to pull the yellow out of the center of the flower. I used the Stitched with Whimsy dies to create some texture onto my piece of Mossy Meadow and then layered my flower over it.

My Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Very Best Trio bundle and was die cut using the Layering Circle dies to add a little more whimsy to the card. I did have to pinch off that leaf so I could position near the greeting like I did. And then ….

the entire assembly was mounted onto the card front using the Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the larger flowers on that sheet, so many different kinds from all over the world … amazing! Each one will give you a different look so you can have a lot of fun with them.

Thank you so much for coming and checking out my blog today. With Sale-a-bration ending in just a few days, I wanted to make sure I gave you a chance to get your favorites.

Have a wonderful day ~

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

Hey, You are Amazing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Finally feeling a little better so I’ll be back to posting and sharing again! Today’s Hey, You are Amazing card features the Amazing Phrasing stamp set and the Rings of Love Designer Paper.

Before we begin … here are the measurements:

  • Card Base: Parakeet Party 11” x 4-1/4”
  • Cardstock # 1: Sweet Sorbet 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Cardstock # 2: Parakeet Party 3-1/4” x 2”
  • Cardstock # 3: Basic White 3” x 1-3/4”
  • DSP:  5” x 3-3/4”

Instructions:

  • Score and fold the card base in half as you would if you were making a normal card.
  • On a Clear Block, line up the “HEY” and “you are” stamps on one line and then place the “AMAZING” stamp under them. Using Evening Evergreen ink, stamp the sentiment on Cardstock #3. 
  • Adhere the sentiment on to Cardstock #2.  Add dimensionals to the corners on the backside of Cardstock #2.
  • Place adhesive on the back of the DSP and adhere to Cardstock #1.
  • Place adhesive on the back of Cardstock #1 and adhere to the card base.
  • Take about 10” of the Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding ribbon and tie a bow.  Use glue dots to adhere to the DSP, also use glue dots to adhere the tails of the ribbon to the DSP. Attach the sentiment to the DSP, so that it looks like a wall hanging.
  • For the inside of the card, stamp a sentiment and adhere the Basic White card stock to the inside of the card.

Thank you for stopping back and joining me today.

Have a wonderful day.

Linda

Cup of Tea …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card made from the fabulous Cup of Tea Suite. Sit a bit and enjoy a cuppa while you create cards and more with products from the Tea Boutique Suite Collection.

If you like tea, you’ll love creating tea-themed projects. The Cup of Tea Bundle has stamps and coordinating dies for making cards and scrapbook pages.

Sit and stay awhile with a friend and share the Cup of Tea Bundle! ☕

This bundle includes stamps and dies to create a perfect cup! Add a little (or a lot) of love, a slice of lemon, and a heart-felt sentiment for cute cards and crafts that will make everyone smile.

Thank you for stopping by!

A Dazzling Halloween …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to bewitch you with a Dazzling Halloween Card! From a simple Black & White pattern from the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper to a fun and colorful card that’s a treat for any of your ghouls and goblins.

Now that you’ve seen the card, I invite you to sit back and join me for a quick video … it is a replay of my Summer Sale-a-bration / Mini Catalog Celebration Party. Enjoy!!

Now … wasn’t that easy? The Glitter Washi Tape fits nicely between the lines and goes down easily. The Scary Cute Bundle creates a hauntingly inviting image that sits on a piece of die cut vellum to really make it pop. If you’ve watched the video to the end … you got to see two of the cards that I had showcase on my blog earlier.

I thank you for joining me today. Hope you have a good day!

Here are the links to the products that I used in today’s card ….

Just a Note to say …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A new week ahead, so Just a Note to say Happy Monday to you! Today I’d like to share another card from the Wonderful World bundle. The layers truly highlight the beauty of this flower. We begin with a Basic White base and a Basic White mat that is embossed with the Fern 3D folder … this adds a nice touch of texture to the card.

Our next layer is the Wonderful World Designer Series paper which is attached directly to the embossed cardstock. Next we’ll ink up the stamp using a sponge dauber and Rich Razzleberry for the flower and the Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write marker to add color to the stem and stamp onto Basic White cardstock. Secure to a Rich Razzleberry mat.

Stamp greeting on white carstock and die cut with smallest tag die. Wrap silver cord twice around matted image and thread tag on, then tie a bow. Adhere to card with dimensionals. Finish off your card by adding silver pearls to the designer paper.

If you would like a PDF of this card with photo, dimensions and full instructions … just leave a comment below and I will send it out to you.

Thank you for joining me this Monday. Have an amazing day!

Here is a list of ingredients to make today’s card ….

A Wonderful World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A Wonderful World … Celebrate the natural beauty found around the world with this stamp and paper bundle featuring prominent flowers from across the globe. The stamps and paper are designed to coordinate perfectly for handmade cards as beautiful as Mother Nature herself.

The Wonderful World Bundle includes the Wonderful World Stamp Set and the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. Let me show what a beautiful combination these two are together…

I’m teaming it up with the Corner Flip Fold … an easy Fun Fold that gives your card extra dimension and an additional pop of color by exposing the designer paper we are using on the inside…. Instead of trying to write down all of the instructions, I have created a video from my LIVE presentation during my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration.

I hope that the video explains how to create the fun folds and shows how beautiful this bundle really is. I love the “Distinktive” stamps and how realistic they are…. those sponge daubers add color so nicely to the stamps as well.

Thank you for stopping over today and checking out my blog,

Here is a list of the products I used for my two cards shown in the video ….