No Matter the Weather …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating seven, wonderful years with No Matter the Weather, our brand new spring-themed kit. Not only is it blooming with fresh-picked, springtime details, but it also features a FREE, bonus stamp set—just to thank you for being our customer.

This kit is perfect for reminding your friends that even when the forecast is cloudy with a chance of rain, days of sparkling sunshine are not far behind.

I can’t wait to get my Paper Pumpkin … hope it’s in the mail today!!  Then I will share some fun alternatives with you. I may even share my “boots” story with you, and reveal a little bit more of me. ❤

Hope you are all working on a card to share … Lets get to know each other a little better, and take a break from what’s going on in the world, sit back, relax and have some fun.

You can send your cards / projects to:

Linda Schnabel   2019 Miller Street  West Bend, WI 53095

Join me … send in your card and I’ll feature it right here on my blog. We have to abide to the “social distancing” but lets create some social interaction and fun.  We can do this stampers!!  Don’t forget … I’ll send you one back, and who doesn’t want a friendly card in the mail.

Have a wonderful day …

And Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!! Linda

Let’s Have Some Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are doing well … Our worlds have basically been turned upside down, events shut down, businesses, school (our kids are out for the rest of the year) and we’ve been asked to stay home unless we “have” to go out.  In this time of “social distancing” … I would like to “connect” with you even more!!

It was while I was looking for color inspiration on Pinterest that this thought crossed my mind … I’m always thinking about the next card to post, a new technique, a new product a beautiful color combination …

and that’s when it hit me … Let’s connect by “sharing”, that is what paper crafters / card makers do best anyway.  I would love to see “your” cards.  Send me your card (Stampin’ Up! supplies only) with a little note about supplies, technique, doesn’t have to be fancy and I will feature your card on my blog!!  PLUS … be sure to put your return address on the envelope so I can send you a card back!!

You can take the color challenge and use one of the featured color pallets, or you can just send me something you’ve been working on … I’d love to get this going as soon as possible!  Does this image or color pallet inspire you?

We’ll share each others creative projects, get to know each other a little better, and take a break from what’s going on in the world, sit back, relax and have some fun.

You can send your cards / projects to:

Linda Schnabel   2019 Miller Street  West Bend, WI 53095

Join me … send in your card and I’ll feature it right here on my blog. We have to abide to the “social distancing” but lets create some social interaction and fun.  We can do this stampers!!  Don’t forget … I’ll send you one back, and who doesn’t want a friendly card in the mail.

Thanks for hanging out with me today.  Happy Stamping!! Linda

Simply Sunday: Simply Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back!! Yes, it’s been interesting to say the least to not have internet service for almost two weeks. So, today … I have 3 card shares for you!! Have some catchin’ up to do and you will enjoy the ease and beauty of these cards.

I’ve been working closely with my Hostesses as several of the bundles have gone from back orders to “Not Orderable”.  The poppies is one of these bundles so let me start with Friday’s card.  This card was a Make & Take for Kathy’s Stampin’ Party … it does not use any dies!!

Let’s begin with our background … A 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White which is stamped with the poppy field image using Poppy Parade ink pad on the bottom of the cardstock.  We did the same to the inside of our card.  Our greeting stamped in Momento Ink comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set … and our butterflies come from the “Enjoy Life” stamp set.

Our focal point is created using a 1-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper, this is backed with our Basic Black cardstock cut to 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and then popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is a list of items used to create this card … and the two additional cards to follow … The two stamp sets and Designer paper are enough to qualify your for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

When I do a home Stampin’ Party, I always make sure that I have enough Make & Takes for everyone, so I cut extra.  Now … what do you think I do with those extra pre-card card packs? Well … this weekend I redesigned them!!
My second card is using the left overs from the Make & Take at Kathie’s party, so I’m using the same colors and cut pieces.  I wanted to change up the orientation of the card so I took the extra pieces of designer paper (and the mat) and cut them down a bit to fit them on horizontally …
As you can see from the photo … we stamped the base and the inside the same as we did on our first card, yet the new layout with the three blocks of designer paper really changes the card.
The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and was punched with the Triple Banner punch and finished off with some Bakers Twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack.  Looks so good on this card.
My final card took the remaining Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper pieces and cut them down into squares (1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″) and did the same to our black mats….
Again … the base is stamped the same as the other two cards.  This card uses the Bakers Twine from the Magnolia Lane Combo pack to wrap up the bottom and add texture to the card.  The “Happy Birthday” comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and was punched out with Circle punches.
It’s amazing what you can do with just a little change up to your original pattern.  It’s fun to sit down and challenge yourself to change it up.
I want to Thank you for stopping back and spending some time with me today.  Hope your doing well, and that you are having a good day.  Linda

 

Peaceful Poppies with Z Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am here today to share a beautiful card that I made with my Stamp Clubs this month… we used the products from the Peaceful Poppies product suite and created the card incorporating the Z-Fold card pattern. Our inside piece to write your sentiments is cut down so the background colors shines through …

One of the highlights of our card is the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series papers … the handpainted blooms and watercolor washes make beautiful backgrounds. You can also use it to create a stunning focal point on your card.

I would like to show you the entire suite, and what better way to do that than to watch this quick video … It will also explain why the bundles were paired the way they were …

I have an amazing SPECIAL OFFER to for you to celebrate my 20 year anniversary with Stamin’ Up! … When you purchase the Peaceful Poppies Suite / 153938 … through me, I will “gift” you a $20 stamp set of your choice or $20 worth of product of your choice!!  This brings you to over $150 so you will also receive multiple Sale-a-bration items of your choice and $15 in Hostess Dollars!!  Please contact me to put in your order so we get you all the benefits!!  Don’t Wait … OFFER EXPIRES March 31st, 2020.

I chose the to highlight the Blackberry Bliss on my card, and the beautiful designer paper really draws your eye to this card. I used a fun whimsical pattern for the side, and the polka dot Blackberry Bliss – front and center!  I wanted to show off the great dies in this suite so I used the swirly circle die as my focal point.

I used Whisper White with my swirly circle die to showcase my “Happy Birthday” greeting. The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. The “swirl” helps draw your eye to our pretty die cut flower … We started with a piece of Purple Posy and sponged Blackberry Bliss onto it to create depth … you will see this once you add the detailed die cut over it.

You will notice that our card “front” piece is cut to the same size as our inside Whisper White … this creates the pretty Blackberry Bliss background that actually frames the design and finishes off the card.  So pretty … so easy to make!

Here is the product suite in it’s entirety … check it out (click on the link) …

Supply List

Remember … I have an amazing SPECIAL OFFER to for you to celebrate my 20 year anniversary with Stamin’ Up! … When you purchase the Peaceful Poppies Suite / 153938 … through me, I will “gift” you a $20 stamp set of your choice or $20 worth of product of your choice!!  This brings you to over $150 so you will also receive 3 Sale-a-bration items and $15 in Hostess Dollars!!  Please contact me to put in your order so we get you all the benefits!!  Don’t Wait … OFFER EXPIRES March 31st, 2020.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to hang out with me and check out my card project and my special Anniversary Offer. I would love to get you all the extra goodies, when you purchase this suite.
Have a beautiful day, Linda

 

Don’t Throw them Scraps Away … CREATE!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent time in my stamping room doing some more cleaning and of course, stamping.  While cleaning up my area I found some scraps left over from earlier cards, well, the Flowering Foils is so pretty I didn’t want to throw it out so I decided to use it up….

The card samples I have shared previously using the Flowering Foils have been on the subtle side so today I’d like to punch it up with color.  We’ll be using the the “sponging” technique, and I’ve chosen the sponge daubers because they are a little easier to control the color / ink application.  I’m using Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mamba!

I decided to apply / sponge the ink onto the designer paper before cutting the flowers out.  You can see that some of the flower and foliage are cut off but I didn’t have the heart to throw it away.  After coloring the images I cut the flowers out knowing that they were going to bump up to the sides of the card front.

I used Soft Sea Foam cardstock to mount my flowers … however, I had to stamp my greeting first, then I ran it threw the die machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture…

So our piece is now stamped, then embossed and now the floral pieces were tucked up into the corners … both of the pieces were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The strip of Grapefruit Grove ribbon was added to bring the color across the page.

The “Happy Birthday” greeting and sentiment below comes from the Peaceful Moments Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and was punched with the 1-1/2″ circle punch and then a mat was cut from the Circle dies. Once everything was applied to the front, I mounted it to a Mossy Meadow base.

This angle really shows the foils and the dimension on the card from popping up the floral pieces.  Not bad for a bunch of scraps right!!  Don’t throw them away … just place the edge of the designer paper onto the edge of your card front.  Perfect!!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s card.  You can click on any one of them for more information or to start shopping…

Now … I have added the Clear Faceted Gems to my flowers and used the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends to color them.  So tell me … Do you like the card with or without the faceted gems?  Comment below.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and discovering how to used up your scraps, and for joining me in a little fun by voting on the faceted gems … yes or no?

Have a wonderful day, Linda

Sharing Several Techniques used on the Flowering Foils Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a picture on my Facebook page “Linda’s Stampin’ Escape” filled with some great ideas on how you can modify or transform your “Flowering Foils” Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also have a list of these techniques …

Here’s some ideas on how to alter your Flowering Foils DSP – FREE with a $50 purchase!

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1) Sponge dauber or stampin sponges
2) Stampin Blends (can fussy cut out)
3) Stampin Write markers
4) Sponge Brayer
5) Run through embossing folder
6) Stampin spritzer w/re-inker
7) Wink of Stella (with re-inker)
8) Stamp directly with solid stamp
9) Pigment Sprinkles (with aqua painter)
10) Add lines with marker/pen

Let’s review some of the cards that I have shared with you that highlight the “Flowering Foils” Specialty Designer Series Paper….

Coloring with the Stampin’ Blends / Flowers “fussy cut” out ….

Using Sponge Daubers to add color ….

Using Sponges or the Sponge Brayer to add color (Ombre Technique) …

Leave it plain because it’s pretty!

Soooo … What are you waiting for?  Don’t wait too long.  It could be gone … That is what happens when we run out of product because of your overwhelming response.

The following items have already been discontinued …

The “Golden Honey Specialty Designer paper was just discontinued yesterday.  Don’t miss out on any of the Sale-a-bration items available.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with your order.  If you do not have a demonstrator already, I’m here to help you out.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Make sure you come back tomorrow and check out the card I’ve created using another one of the techniques listed above.

Have a great day!  Linda

A Well Dressed Retirement Fun Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another great masculine card for you from the Well Dressed stamp set, and I have paired it with the Flowering Foils Designer Series paper.  There is one pattern I have not shared with you yet, and it pairs perfectly with today’s card which also has a fun fold … layout (you decide).

It wasn’t hard to choose a color pattern since I knew I was going to use the last pattern from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper, I love the way it looks with Early Espresso so I was set.  I also wanted to create another card using the Well Dressed stamp set and a fun fold / card layout!

You begin with a half sheet of Early Espresso cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) … Score at 4-1/4″ and then cut at 5-3/4″.  With the piece that you cut cut off, cut off 1-1/2″ so you have a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece.  Now you will cut two strips of the Designer paper 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ … these will get adhered to the flap on your card base and the extra piece (panel)  you cut. For the inside cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White.

For the “tie” which is the piece that will actually tie your card together you will need a 3″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White and 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Early Espresso … the tie is stamped with Early Espresso ink.  When attaching the the tie … align the extra piece you cut with the bottom of your card base, now you can secure the tie piece to the top flap and bottom panel of your card … make sure you only use adhesive on the top and back of the cardstock.

When it came to stamping the inside of my card, I aligned my stamps on the grid paper and then placed my block over the top.  I made sure that it would fit between the two panels of my card.  I used the Well Said stamp set which can be found in our Annual Catalog. Here is a list of the supplies I used for today’s card …

This is really a simple card to create and now that you have all the dimensions and stampin’ tips on the assembly, you can create this fun layout with you next card. The Well Dressed stamp set really worked nicely with this pattern in the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper. Let me know if you have any questions on this card, supplies or placing an order.

I appreciate the visit today! Enjoy your day. Linda