Sending some Snail Mail Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sending a little love today via Snail Mail with this adorable collection, from the whimsical stamps to the enchanting Designer Paper is everything that is bright and delightful! The bold colors and whimsical style make it perfect for cards and projects that need an infusion of fun.

The Snailed It Bundle includes the Snailed It Stamp Set and the Snail Dies. The Snailed It Stamp Set has the cutest mail carriers you have ever seen … unless your mail carrier is my Godson, because I think he’s pretty handsome! But with these carriers … you’ll be able to decorate all your letters and parcels with those adorable snails.

With the Snail Dies, mailing letters will never be the same again! The cute snail, mushroom and postal stamp dies cut of the stamped motives of the coordinating Snailed It Stamp Set. Additionally, you can also create a tiny envelope with one of the dies that everyone will love!

I created this adorable card to celebrate my granddaughters birthday …

The Bermuda Bay card base and Basic White mat are the perfect combination to make highlight the whimsical Snail Mail Designer Series paper … it just makes you smile! And so does the little birthday snail receiving the present.

The sentiments themselves are magical and will create a celebration worthy of the birthday party. These come from the Many Messages Bundle …

Thank you for joining me today to check out this sweet little suite … it is truly a party waiting to happen! Are you in?? I have listed the supplies below for your ease of shopping. Our March Hostess code is: S94BZXER. I will draw a name at the end of March from all who use the Hostess Code, and they will be rewarded a prize. Just check out all of the cute projects you can make with this suite …

Thank you again, and have a wonderful day ~

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 ♥ 

Here’s to You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit offers an opportunity to cheer on your friends and family in a brightly-beaming and beautiful way! With printed layering pieces of lovely landscapes, decorative die-cut clouds, and an exclusive eight-piece stamp set with inspiring imagery and celebratory sentiments, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create eight colorful cards and coordinating envelopes. Celebrating life’s mountain-high moments and magnificent milestones is a sweet summer breeze with inspiring imagery of wildflowers, pretty pines, and sunny skies!

Plus, in this month’s marvelous kit, we’ve included a surprise worth celebrating: a set of four spectacular stencils—and a stamping sponge—for free! And, it all arrives at your mailbox in a cute and collectible box. You really won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind kit!

To embark on the adventure, start your subscription between now and 10 March. Just click the link highlighted in blue! P.S. Stampin’ Up! has created this video to give you a fun sneak peek at this kit and the special free gift! Let’s take a look …

Thank you for joining me today. Let me know if you have any questions on Paper Pumpkin, how to get started … or click on the link above it your ready to experience the adventure.

Have an amazing day ~

Be Strong, Be Brave … Many Messages

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we enter a brand new week … a new month … and I’m sharing a NEW Stamp Set!! I’m really excited to share this fun bundle with you, it’s the Many Messages bundle and it is created to answer your “sentiment” needs!! It has something for every occasion …

This amazing bundle not only has all of these sentiments, but it has a die to cut them all out for you!! You can do what I did … I put the stamp onto my Stamparatus and stamped them in different colors, cut them out, and saved them to use on any card at any time!

For today’s card, I stamped the card front with the full stamp and embossed it in white. I then choose a couple of sentiments from my stash and spotlighted those on the cardfront….

By embossing the cardfront this way, it adds a nice texture and subtle look to the front. The images were stamped in the coordinating ink to match the mat which really pops the sentiments … highlighting them.

A simple card with a big statement … you can create anything you’d like. I also brought in the Floating & Fluttering bundle to add some warmth to the card, just because we all love butterflies! They are pretty and they hold a special meaning in many of our lives.

A little Wink of Stella to the wings and your card is complete…. just mail it out and let someone know that you support them, or wish them a happy birthday or anniversary … so many to choose from.

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into this bundle, I will be back to share more fun things you can do with it.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

I hope your week is a good 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 ♥ 

Color Inspiration: Flower & Field Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Are you ready to add some Springtime cheer to your days with flowers and fun bright colors? I sure am! The January-June Mini Catalogue is packed with beautiful florals, beachy seashells, and whimsical animals perfect for adding brightness and cheer to your crafting.

This month’s Color Inspiration projects plays off the bold, bright colors in the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper that you can earn as a reward during Sale-a-Bration. Remember, Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th, so order today so you don’t miss your chance to earn great rewards!

Color influences mood and is an proven way to lighten your mood, or bring some cheer to a friend is to craft with bright, fun colors. The Flower & Fields Designer Series Paper, that you can earn as a reward during Sale-a-Bration, is a great example of bold, bright, cheerful color that just makes you happy to look at.

Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, and Pool Party can be bright, or even a bit soft. When contrasted with the always on-trend duo of Black and White, they create a really bold pop of color.

The first card features the Flower & Fields Designer Series Paper (#155223) and Well Said stamp set (#148796). Fun details are added with the Medium Daisy Punch (#149517), Small Bloom Punch (#152316), Bumblebee 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon (#153658), Ladybug Trinkets (#154299), and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (#152480).

The second card showcases the Dandy Garden Suite (#155981) that is a mega suite featuring two stamps sets, dies, and a punch in addition to coordinating papers and embellishments. The Dragonfly Garden Bundle (#156224) includes the Dragonfly Garden stamp set (#154411) and Dragonflies Punch (#154240) at a 10% savings. The Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#154297) is perfect for the Color Blocking technique. The dragonfly is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708) and colored with Pool Party (#154894) and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends (#154885).

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with an order. Remember, Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th, so order today so you don’t miss your chance to earn great rewards!

Thank you for joining me today, hope yours is a happy 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 ♥ 

Flowers In Bloom

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you seen the In Bloom Bundle available in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog? It’s one of my favorites! I love all the fun technique possibilities you get with the solid floral images. And the stitched dies are to die for! You can build your own flowers any time of year.

Let’s begin with our sentiment first, stamp it in Gorgeous Grape then mask with a sticky note to stamp around it so you can stamp your flowers and stems. The colors used are Melon Mambo, Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape with a pop of Granny Apple Green! To get the two tone look of the flowers, stamp one and then again without re-inking your stamp.

Next, use your dies to cut some cute coordinating flowers … this adds depth and texture to your card. Don’t forget to add my favorite, the Opal Rounds to the center of your flowers.

You can finish off your card by folding the Gorgeous Grape ribbon over the Stampin’ Seal Plus… this adds beautiful color and lovely layer of texture.

With the In Bloom Bundle, you can stamp, cut, emboss, and build your own bouquet. Whether you’re sharing birthday wishes, congratulations, or a simple hello, you can make many meaningful cards with the 21 stamp images and 25 coordinating dies included in the In Bloom Bundle. With so many images, the possibilities are endless!

You may begin shopping by clicking the link below, or you can call me to help you place the order. Thank you for the visit today, I hope your day is a great 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 ♥ 

Prepare to Sale-A-Brate!!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a look at yesterday’s card? I am thrilled and grateful that it has over 7K views already!! I have so much fun playing with all the new products … and speaking of new products, have you seen the catalog yet?

Check out this cute little video … just click on the arrow!

I have the new catalog also posted on the right hand side of this blog so you can take a peek if yours has not come yet. If it hasn’t … let me know!!

Along with the New Mini Catalog being released, it’s also time to Sale-a-brate!! There are three (3) ways to take advantage of our Sale-a-bration event …

  1. SHOP … Customers (and demonstrators) can earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before ship/tax)

2. HOST … Hosting a party is a great way to earn FREE product, and it gives your friends a chance to earn FREE products too!! Let’s schedule a date and get you some catalogs. You’ve seen my online parties … I can do the same for you and your friends!! Demonstrations … Fun … and Prizes!!

3. JOIN …. When you join my team (and Stampin’ Up!) you will pick out $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! That is 5 paper stacks!!

Don’t forget to hop over to Facebook and join me LIVE tonight at 6:30 … I’ve got a fun technique and will be using some more of those new products!!

Thanks for joining me today. Please let me know if you have any questions about the New Mini Catalog or Sale-a-bration. I’d be happy to help you with any questions, or get you a catalog if you have not received one from me yet.

Have a great day and I’ll see you on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for a fun LIVE demonstration.

Merry Christmas …

Merry Christmas to my Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoy this day with those you love, even if it’s virtually this year. Prayers that this next year keeps the lessons we learned from this year … that family and friends mean so much more.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I look forward to sharing more creativity and fun with you.

Beary Comforting

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I share the Beary Comforting year direct from Stampin’ Up! …. After a beary tough year, it’s time for comfort and cheer! We all could use a bear hug at a time like this, and sending an extra encouraging card is the next best thing. Lift your loved ones’ spirits and send them into the new year on a sweet note with the Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Kit!

In this month’s cute ‘n’ cuddly kit, you’ll find all the supplies you need to create 12 thoughtful, traditional cards—and enough envelopes to match. When combined with the kit’s adorable die-cut animals, meaningful messages, vibrant colors, and beautifully bold patterns, pumping up your paw-some friends and family is easier than a piece of razzleberry pie!

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet, you’ll want to subscribe while before the 10th of January! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!

With the add-on to January’s sweet and sentimental kit, there’s even more love to share! The add-on—called Little Love Boxes—includes 20 tiny, printed boxes and 24 die-cut, heart-shelled snails and sentiment labels. When combined with the remaining components from the Sending Hearts kit, you can create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more!

You can subscribe by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you for joining me today. Hope your preparations for Christmas are almost complete (or done)!

Have a wonderful day ~

Whisper White Retiring …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I posted this news on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page, but if you do not use Facebook, I wanted to make sure you heard the news … Whisper White is Retiring! BUT we have good news, a replacement has been found. Here’s the story …

We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected. Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock (140272)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301) SOLD OUT

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

If you have any questions on the information I have shared from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office, please message me below or email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for joining me today … and don’t forget to join me tomorrow for my FACEBOOK LIVE demonstration!

Love is in the Air

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Love is in the air! And it’s tucked inside our Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit….Send a little love to someone special! From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!

Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes. Coordinating colors: Basic Black, gold, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, white! Subscribe to the January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 December and 10 January at … https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646

But that’s not all, check out our Add-On for this kit ….

With the add-on to January’s sweet and sentimental kit, there’s even more love to share! The add-on—called Little Love Boxes—includes 20 tiny, printed boxes and 24 die-cut, heart-shelled snails and sentiment labels. When combined with the remaining components from the Sending Hearts kit, you can create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more!

Purchase the Little Love Boxes add-on to the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit on stampinup.com, or by placing an order with me, your demonstrator or from my online store. The add-on will be available starting 1 January, while supplies last. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order the add-on. ** Little Love Boxes (156842)

Note: Add-on is not included in January’s Paper Pumpkin subscription. It must be purchased through a separate order. 

These past Paper Pumpkin kits have been a true joy for me … and many others as we continue to go through quarantine and lock down orders. Having this little box of fun delivered to your mail is almost like company coming to visit!! You can get lost in creating these fun projects, it’s a great escape from the stresses of the world right now.

This is also what makes Paper Pumpkin such a great GIFT item, it feels good to pass on such joy! You can “gift” Paper Pumpkin to your friends, family or yourself by clicking the links below … or if you would rather have the month to month subscription … CLICK HERE.

Thank you for checking in on me this Sunday, I hope you are having a wonderful day. Please let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin … just message me below.

I will get the links up after I get home from work … my apologies. My internet KEEPS going out on my and I’ve been trying to get a FULL post for 3 hours.

Drapery Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How is your week going so far? Hope you are doing well! Today I have a “FUN FOLD” card for you … the Drapery Fold. It is fairly simple to make and does not need a lot of supplies, and it’s fun! It give you a touch of “fanciness” on your card but slides into the envelope quite easy.

I have a video for you to watch, my Technique Tuesday video from my Facebook LIVE last night. Have a bit of a rest and watch the video …

What did you think … ?? This is the type of card that looks fancy but is pretty easy to make. Any designer paper could be used for this style of card. I chose to use the Poinsettia Place suite… such a pretty pattern and a natural background to accent the fold.

I have written down the measurements for you ….

I also showcased both cards in the photo … the one on the left is the one where the drapery fits from end to end, and the one on the right is the one I trimmed off to create a border all the way around my card front.

I hope I inspired you to try out this simple yet pretty “FUN FOLD”, then I’d LOVE to see what you create.

Have yourself a wonderful day, and thank you for spending part of it with me.

Wonder of the Season Card Parade ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family, and if you are outside of the US … I hope you had a wonderful day too! We don’t all celebrate the same holidays together but many celebrate Christmas so I wanted to share several cards that I have created from the “Wonder of the Season” Memories and More Card Pack ….

This card was created from one of the 4 x 6 inch cards … I cut out the design and it fit onto my card front perfectly!

My goal for sharing all of these together is so you can see how versatile using a card pack can be …

This is one of my favorites … I just trimmed down this pretty card that was red and gold, layered some gold behind it and cut out two of the bells from the Sounds of the Season Dies. The “Believe” and Stars come with the Card Pack!

More bells … these are printed right onto the card … I just trimmed it down, added Wink of Stella to the bells and Shimmery Crystal Effects to the berries and stamped on a greeting!!

This cute little card uses one of the 4 x 3 inch cards. I simply added a mat to the back and embossed the Whisper White background with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder …. for a “snowy” effect!

You can’t get much simpler than this … This is two of the same card!! On one side you get the holly background, and on the other you get the greeting, so I simply cut out the greeting on one card and mounted it onto the background card! Little wink of stella on the greeting and I was done!

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you have another wonderful day and stay safe.

Simply Sunday: Quick Christmas Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ever need a Christmas card … FAST? It think we have all been there … so today I would like to share with you a Quick -n- Easy Christmas Card that I created with the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack.

I didn’t even have to break out the stamps and ink! This was just a little cutting and some stampin’ dimensionals…

I just took one of the small cards (4″ x 3″) and cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock for a mat … that made the color in the center of the card pop.

I didn’t have to add the backdrop of Whisper White but I wanted a little texture and dimension, so I embossed it with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder, and then mounted that to a Whisper White card base. SIMPLE … that is it!

There are so many different cards inside this card pack … perfect for quick cards, scrapbooking and even Christmas tags for your gifts!!

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I thank you for stopping by.

Special Savings Announcement …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have an exciting announcement from Stampin’ Up! They are hosting a 24 hour FLASH SALE from the Annual Catalog (the real big one!)This sale is for ONE DAY ONLY … November 24th. Soooo … I will kick off my Countdown to Christmas Party in conjunction with this sale, this way you can qualify for the Prizes … please join us!

Stampin’ Up!s On Line Extravagonza is putting the ANNUAL CATALOG on SALE!!

There is a small list that is excluded, but that means the rest of the Annual (BIG) Catalog is yours to shop from at a discount. This sale does not include the Holiday Catalog.

This is the PERFECT time to do your Holiday Shopping for the Crafter / Cardmaker / Scrapbooker in your family! And when you join the party, you could WIN some FREE Prizes as well. Why not have FUN while you SHOP …

The party is on Saturday the 28th … but Shop Early on TUES. Nov. 24th to get in on the SALE prices, then join us Saturday for the FUN!