Simply Sunday: Magnolia Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card created with the stunning Magnolia Lane bundle, and it’s super quick to create yet beautiful to look at. I also have some great tips in store for you.  Many of my stampin’ friends are oh so busy, that is why I dedicate my Sunday blog posts to simple cards, and what quicker way to create gorgeous cards that with our pretty designer series paper.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is one of my favorite floral papers.

With a simple base and a piece of designer paper … you have a beautiful card.  Add your greeting and a pretty strip of ribbon and you’re done! Here’s a great tip for you … While you have your paper cutter out, cut some extra card bases, then cut your designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces (then cut the 6″ side down to 5-1/4) Use the extra piece of designer paper to put inside your card 🙂  Why you could create your own little card kit!! Stamp up a few greetings as well and tuck them in little box and tag it Magnolia Lane. You could do this with all of your designer paper packets (even your older ones… makin’ sure we use them)!

On today’s card, my second stampin’ tip is … I let the floral pattern of the designer paper dictate where I would put my ribbon and greeting!  We don’t want to cover up all those pretty flowers, so I found a spot that I felt was made just for my greeting … lol.  I used the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in the suite, and punched it out using the Tailored Tag punch. You’ll see I punched the mat (Early Espresso) and cut it in half … I really made the greeting show up better.

The ribbon is not in the Magnolia Lane product suite, but it should be, it matches perfectly and is so elegant.  You will find the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon on page 174 with the other ribbons.  The ribbon pack that is in the Magnolia Lane suite will be featured on tomorrows card.

I hope you enjoyed todays cards and the stampin’ tips inspire you to create your own card kits so making up a card when you need it will be super quick -n- easy. Let me know if you have any questions, or need anything… here to help.

I want to “Thank You” for hanging out with me this Sunday.

I hope you have an awesome day ~

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A Rosy Thank You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Don’t you just love Fridays!! I do … and I have the day off of work, it can’t get better than that 🙂  Although, I do have a pretty little card to share with you today.  It is from the Everything is Rosy product medley.  Today is the last day you can order this amazing product medley. On this card I showed my “Rosy” class, three fun and easy ways to use the Rose Gold Glimmer paint that is included in the kit … on this card we “stamped”!!

Stamping with this beautiful shimmer paint is only one way to use it, you can also spatter and spritz!!  I have the instructions for all 3 techniques noted in the “Card Instructions” when you purchase the Product Medley from me.  This view shows all the shine … love it!!

Do you see the cute frame around the “stamped” greeting?  That was part of the multiple images we got out of our one pass through the BigShot! They really enjoyed all the stampin’ tips during this class. It’s always my goal to show something fun and new at my card classes.  The beautiful floral embellishment is included in the kit … easy breazy card!!

This view shows a little more detail … sometimes all that shine and glimmer is a little bright for the camera! lol  Not for me, I love it!  The Rose Gold Foil paper in this kit is stunning and so many of the patterns in the designer paper have the Rose Gold Foil in it to coordinate so beautifully.

Please let me know if you have any questions on this amazing kit, just remember if you are thinking about ordering it … TODAY is the LAST DAY.  I have listed the items below for your quick reference or shopping… and I thank you!!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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Floral Statements … Thanks

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, well, well … how did you like to two “Hello” cards? Two different styles but pretty easy to recreate.  Today I have another card from the Floral Statements for you featuring the “Thanks” greeting.

Yesterday cards were done with the Aqua Painter and a watercoloring technique.  On my card today I used the Stampin’ Blends to color my floral piece ….

Wow … right!  I stamped my image with the Momento Ink pad because I knew I wanted to use the Stampin’ Blends today.  I choose the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Combo’s for my coloring fun.  I love the way they make me look like an artist! lol

Once I was done with my coloring I matted my work with Daffodil Delight Cardstock … and wrapped it all up with a bow.  The ribbon is actually wrapped around the entire card front.  Then I added a touch of the Daffodil Delight Gingham designer paper behind it.

My next step was to emboss the Whisper White with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder .. Oh my gosh, I love how “subtle” the texture is on this folder. Love it!  And now to complete my card, a little sparkle from my “Wink of Stella” and then I mounted everything onto my Daffodil Delight card base.

Tomorrow I have a card for you that will make you yearn for warm summer days!  Meet you back here then!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today.

If you liked what you saw today, you can purchase any of the items I used to create these cards from my on-line store… just click any of the items and It will take you there. Thanks!

 

Three Beautiful Watercolor Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. The heat and humidity keeps me inside which was just fine with me, I have an entire box of goodies to discover from the Holiday catalog and my Catalog Launch party coming up in a week.  So … I’m starting with Halloween and working my way to Christmas. I hope you can join us because this is going to be a big one!!

I also hope you got a chance to visit my blog yesterday and check out the video.  The video showed you our August 2018 Paper Pumpkin and the beautiful watercolor card fronts and stamp set. On that note … Today I’m going to share three alternative projects from this card kit.

My first card I kept very simple yet I wanted to bring out the beautiful colors  in the card by using the Blackberry Bliss for my base and Old Olive to mat the watercolored design ….

It was such a simple way to revise the card.  I stamped the greeting onto the piece of the card I cut off and cut it out with the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals which are included in the kit!  To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella to highlight the butterfly on this card … my Mom loved butterflies.

For my second card I wanted to use and highlight the touching and tender verse that was included with the stamp set.  Just loosing my Mom this January, the verse brought tears to my eyes … it shows such gentleness and concern for those suffering such a loss.

To highlight this verse: The Loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind  I used one of the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies from the Color Your Season promotion going on now. The verse was stamped onto the back of the card that I cut off and then I placed some of the greenery around it to frame it and give it some beautiful dimension.  Next I attached the floral frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals  and adhered the entire front to the Blackberry Bliss back.  I did stamp flowers (from the stamp set inside).

The third card was used because I wanted to use the die cut piece from the second card …

I love that the piece that was cut out also has the stitching (these amazing dies do a double stitch!) and that it lined up perfectly with the front!!  I tucked some of the greenery behind it again and added the twine to it … all included in the kit!  Simple yet elegant.  This Paper Pumpkin kit is one of my favorites … so beautiful and easy to make alternative (but not necessary!)

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I would love to know what you think about these card and / or Paper Pumpkin or just click on the like button below so I know you are enjoying my posts.  I will be back tomorrow with my Technique Tuesday post … and a technique that was requested by one of you!

Thanks for joining me today. Have a beautiful day ~ 

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Do you mind if I share ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just got this in the mail today (phone call last week) I continue to be amazed at the recognition  and rewards that Stampin’ Up! pours over their demonstrators. It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized for the hard work that you do … you do not find that in the work force very often. (You usually get assigned more work!)

However … I could not do this without some amazing people in my life; my sister Eileen and my stampin’ friends (customers)!

Thank you to everyone who has supported my dream! It’s crazy how time flies by. I am forever grateful for my stampin’ friends /customers who continue to trust me with their stampin’ needs.

Just know that “YOU” inspire me and I couldn’t do it without you.

 

Guest Stamper: Marge G

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a treat for you, a guest stamper who shared one of her card creations with me … Marge G.

Marge used one of my favorite bundles in the Annual Catalog – the Eastern Beauty Bundle. I fell in love with this set when Stampin’ Up! offered this bundle as a “pre-order” for demonstrators and customers!

I’ve actually hosted several classes using this bundle and featured it at my 2017 Spring Stampin’ Retreat … each card was different  and we learned the many uses of the dies … Amazing!!

Thank you for checking out my blog today, I hope your day is good one.

Color Me Thankful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing the color back to our September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to be exact!

I had these cute little leaves left over from my kit so I had to do something with them. I was inspired by greenery that is “framed” as artwork for the home.

This simple card just takes the 3 different colors in 1-1/2″ x 3″ strips that were mounted onto a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Suede mat. The greeting taken from the stamps included in the kit and stamped in Cajun Craze … also included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I could not resist incorporating the beautiful “Layered Leaves” 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder … it coordinates so nicely and gives your card a great texture.

WOW … how simple was this card to make, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Besides the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have a list of additional supplies below.

Have a warm and wonderful day!

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Thankful * Grateful * Blessed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an alternative project from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … and it has a totally different vibe than the projects included! That my friends is the amazing part of Paper Pumpkin!!

I began with the “scrap” piece … the left over piece from the leaf I used yesterday, I simply cut around it creating a new leaf!  It was too pretty to throw away! 

Then I took the “note card” and cut it in half turning it into a perfect 3 x 3 square. The note card is also embossed with the same pretty design that is on the pillow box. Then I added a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ white mat and then a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Gold Foil paper.

The greeting comes from the Paisley’s and Posies stamp set and was heat embossed with the Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. This was mounted on a folded 1/i2 sheet of Soft Suede which coordinated nicely with the embossed piece.

I added a Gold bow and popped up the “top” of the leaf and the square that it is mounted on … this card has a touch of elegance! Who knew you could do this with this kit … a little imagination is all it takes. Sharing ideas is how we all have fun creating cards and projects.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, I will be back again tomorrow with another design from this fabulous kit!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

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Coffee Breaks and Babies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back … been very busy! Had a fun “Coffee Break” class with another group of fabulous ladies!! I have a cute card to share with you.

Also been up at the hospital … it’s OK, in fact it’s awesome! My granddaughter delivered a sweet little boy yesterday!! I’m GG again! Here we are …

He’s not too happy with everyone snapping pictures! He didn’t even get his bath yet!! So after he got cleaned up, his mommy put him in a cute little outfit …

Today after work I will be picking up his big brother (2 yrs. old) so they can formally meet and hang out!!

Time for a coffee break … We began with a simple card that turned out so cute! We began with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper … this pattern is so fun and really let’s you know it’s all about the coffee!

We also stamped and cut out the cup and the lid. The little cup gripper was die cut and it actually dies the embossing at the same time …

Our little greeting is stamped in Garden Green and is attached to the grip. We also used the Corrugated Elements to say “Hi” and to add a little touch of fun and texture.

This is really a fun set to use and is for much more than a “coffee” bundle!

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a fabulous Friday ~ 

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Thanks man … You’re the best!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And Hello August! Wow.. this summer is going by so fast! Hope you’re out enjoying it. I’m looking forward to a mini get-away with my sister Eileen to Door County to see Tonic Sol-fa

Tonic Sol-fa is an a cappella group from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region. With a largely pop-music-oriented repertoire, their CDs have sold over 1,000,000 copies, and the group has toured throughout the US and abroad.

OK … back to stamping! As promised, I have another alternative to the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … a bit more man!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I simply used the mountain scene as I did in the original design but did not tuck it behind the circular window but put it boldly in the forefront to create a focal point. 

I cut the notecard in half and stamped the thanks which came from the exclusive stamp set that is included in the kit, as dose the cute little sun and mounted it all on the front. I then mounted that piece onto the white card.

Thanks for stopping back, hope you enjoyed.

Have a happy day ~

 

 

 

 

Daisy Thank You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a simply beautiful card to share with you. This is just one of the cards we made in my Delightful Daisy class… Simple yes, but oh so pretty …

The beautiful background was created with the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Folder. I love how this folder creates so much texture and depth to your card. It’s best to give it a little spritz of water to soften the fibers in the cardstock … it will give you the deepest impression.

Our daisy was inked, then stamped off with the delicate color; Pool Party. I wanted the softest look of the stamped image … then we gently sponged a little more Pool Party in the center of the daisy.

The nearly white daisy with the touch of Pool Party really makes your flower POP against the Always Artichoke background. We finished off the daisy with one of the new clear Faceted Gems. My class attendees will get the Faceted Gems FREE with their purchase of the class bundle!

Our greeting was simple as well … a Thank You from the Daisy Delight stamp set (The bundle is currently unavailable to order, but should be back around August 1st).

This was a popular one in class, one comment was “This is so pretty and easy to make … I could make a ton of these!”

So I hope you enjoyed todays card as much as we did, and I THANK YOU for stopping by today!

Enjoy your Saturday ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: (Daisy Bundle will be available after Aug.1st … Sorry for any inconvenience)

 

March Madness: Card #2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have Card #2 of my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration! I also have some important updates to share with you concerning the Sale-a-bration gifts. Stampin’ Up! has added some new items, that is exciting, however … two of the previously released items have so to speak “sold out”. The supplies have been depleted and are no longer available.  (See Below)

Today’s card is featuring the beautiful “Floral Boutique” Designer Series paper and the “Stitched Shapes Framelits” dies, and one of my favorite techniques “Dazzling Diamond Dust”. The card is easy to make and can be done in a variety of Designer Papers and greetings!

Remember … you will get step by step instructions and the card dimensions when you choose this card and a qualifying purchase.

STAMPIN’ UPDATES:

Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional products for you to earn and enjoy. Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free the products.

* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.

Item Number Description
147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have ANY questions on the March Madness promotion (this promotion is only available thru me, Linda Schnabel) or the new products Stampin’ Up! has added to your Sale-a-bration items.

The sun is shining … Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

Simply Sunday: Pull out the Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Let me say “there is nothing easier than your Paper Pumpkin kits”.  Today I’m here to share some cute alternative projects that I made using the 2017 January Paper Pumpkin kit.

The first project I have to share is similar to the little Hostess Gift that I gave to Kathie for hosting an at home Stampin’ Party. I like to spoil my hostesses because they introduce me to some awesome people and we get to stamp!

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This cute gift box was easy to create … Simply use a punch, I used the heart punch, secure a piece of window sheet on the inside to create a window and so the treats don’t fall out. The little white heart is included in the kit as is the heart stamp that I used to put a little color around the edge of my heart, before stamping the greeting (also included in the kit).

The only thing that I added to my gift box that are not included in the kit was the “heart” from the Metallic embellishments.  It really ties all the gold together and looks cute!

My second project is a card.  Super simple … the base is Whisper White and the front is Blushing Bride – it matched the stripped vellum banner that came in the kit.  I used the round Metallic embellishments this time to anchor my banner. I created a background by stamping hearts all over the front… You could “step it up” and emboss the front with the “Happy Heart” embossing folder, that will add more texture.

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Next, I used a white heart from the kit but this time I used VersaMark to stamp on the heart and embossed it with Gold – coordinating the gold embossing on the banner (it comes that way in the kit)

The hardest part of creating this card was “where” to place the heart … by the banner, or near the bottom!  Which do you like better?

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Both of these cute projects were created in just a few minutes. Don’t forget, you can always just make your Paper Pumpkin kit per the instructions … I just want you to know there are many other options out there for you.  If you order your Paper Pumpkin before the 10th of the month … You will receive that month’s kit.

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects, and please let me know which way you like the card best.

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Here’s the video in case you missed it …


* Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration!! Now is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin and to get FREE Sale-a-bration items!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55  Save on a  3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215  Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!
This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions on the Paper Pumpkin kits @ lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  or just click one of the links below and start your Paper Pumpkin adventure!

Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to share it with me.

Have a wonderful day!

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PAPER PUMPKIN KITS ON SALE …

Price: $59.00

NOW: $55.00

plus a Sale-a-bration item

Price: $215.00

Saves you $2 mo.

plus you’ll get 4 Sale-a-bration items

 

 

 

 

 

Thankful * Grateful * Blessed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I said I would share a card created with our Petals & Paisleys product suite that can be found on pages 46 and 47 of the Holiday Catalog. I never really considered myself much of a “paisley” person but the beautiful cards I have seen with this product suite inspired me to create this card for you.

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I love combining products that we already have with our new goodies! Today I have used the “Floral Affection” embossing folder with our Paisleys. You will want to emboss first and then stamp your greeting.

Our color pallet consists of Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla. The beautiful designer paper is the “Petals & Paisleys” Specialty Designer paper…. Special because of the two sheets included that have been embossed with beautiful Copper highlights!

I used the “Ribbon Trio Pack” to finish the edge of my designer paper. It is so pretty in “real life” … it has a bit of a shimmer to it – just gorgeous! Of course the pretty die cut posies are from the Paisley framelits (which I have listed below in the bundle) We attached those with Glue Dots and topped them off with a pearl.

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You cannot make this pretty of a card without putting something on the inside, so I chose the beautiful saying “My world is brighter and more beautiful because of you”, which is included in this stamp set (bundle) … and again the pretty stamped posies are also included in the stamp set.

I’m keepin’ my post short and sweet today just because it’s Monday … I hope this card brightened your day! Thanks so much for stopping by.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a 2 for Tuesday!

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A Special Note …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Saturday … and for some of us, an extra long weekend! No work on Monday 🙂 Happy Face!!  I love when I can spend more time in my stamping room and play with my new stampin’ stuff.

Today, I have a beautiful card to share with you. We made this card during my “Floral Phrases” class. The focus of the class was to illustrate the different ways that you could use this awesome bundle.

This card was simple to make but looks extravagant. We begin with the Night of Navy cardstock – cut lengthwise. The inside white and white for the front are both cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.

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Place one of the white sheets on the the New BigShot platform and topped with the Precision Base Plate. The Precision Base Plate will deliver improved performance with this detailed die, giving you the extra fine cut. Place each of the floral dies at the end of the cardstock … there will be a space between them.

Once cut, I used the Die Brush to remove the small cut pieces from the dies. I applied the cut piece to the front of the card using my Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped my greeting from the stamp set onto a 1″ strip of Whisper White and attached it directly to the card. Add a few Pearls and your done with the front … that quick and easy, with beautiful results.

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The inside of the card has a strip of the coordinating Designer Series Paper – Floral Boutique and another of the greetings/verses that come with the Floral Phrases stamp set. This is the first bundle that caught my eye when I first got my annual catalog … I love it!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine (I hope it’s shining by you too).

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