Quick & Easy Halloween Color Blocking Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share today’s card with you … a Halloween card with a mash up of the Scary Cute and the Kindest Gnomes bundles, using the “Color Block” Technique!

You’ll be able to watch the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE which includes the card making, two fun stamping events, and an awesome SALE that starts TOMORROW!! Let’s begin with that sale …

You can CLICK HERE to download the list of discounted stamp sets!

Join me in watching the replay and see how to create the color block technique … it’s so simple and fun! You’ll also hear the class announcements and more.

That was easy (except maybe that washi tape I could not find the end to – LOL) However, the gnome was super simple to put together … I love how the die cut beard is embossed not only to show texture in the beard, but to help you place the nose and hat perfectly!!

Now let’s take a closer look at this cute card.

The washi tape in addition to the Adhesive Stars really adds some fun sparkle to the card, as if the bold colors weren’t enough! lol I just love how “playful” it turned out. You can use this same pattern for any style card …. Birthday, Christmas, Baby Shower, Anniversary … and the list goes on!

Here are the measurements for the “color blocks” …

  • Gorgeous Grape: 3″ Width x 4″ Length
  • Pumpkin Pie: 2″ Width x 2-1/8″ Length
  • Granny Apple Green: 2″ Width x 1-1/2″ Length

Now I would like to invite you to my Virtual WORLD CARDMAKING DAY Party ….

And while we are at it, and I announced it in the video, here is the invitation to join my “Stampin’ with my Gnomies” Class!! We’ll be making cards with the fun and festive Kindest Gnomes Bundle ….

Thank you for joining me today!! There was a lot to share. Have a great day!!

Here is a list of the ingredients I used for my Halloween Mash Up card today ….

Ho Ho Ho of Happiness …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere.
Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

I would also like to invite you to join me for my Facebook LIVE tonight at 6:30 pm CT for a fun Halloween card and a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for two upcoming Stamping Events!! You won’t want to miss the fun card and my news!

Hope you can join me tonight!! Thanks for checking in on me today ~

Grab a Paper Pumpkin or two … or more, and have some fun!

Soft Snowflakes & Blending Brushes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a beautiful card that was quick and easy to create using the beautiful Snowflake Specialty Vellum, today I’m sharing one with the flocked snowflakes and blending brushes.

Here is a close up of the stunning Snowflake Specialty Vellum …. three sheets have iridescent patterns and three are flocked in white.

The flocked paper is so elegant and soft and is beautiful in white, but I wanted to give it a special touch, so I brought out my blending brush and used the soft pastel color; Fresh Freesia.

The blending brush leaves a soft hue of color on the vellum but the flocked snowflakes grab a little more so you get a beautiful two tone effect. This technique will be a favorite for those that enjoy a more “non-traditional” card.

The sentiment for today’s card also uses the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set …. and like I said yesterday, if you do not have this amazing stamp set in your collection, you are going to want to add it to your collection.

The Very Best Occasions Stamp set is part of a bundle which includes the Very Best Trio punch. That is what gave my greeting the cute edges you see … with a quick push of the punch. To complete my card I added the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon. Imagine creating these pretty cards in any of your favorite colors … oh yes!

Thank you for stopping by today…. Hope yours is a good one.

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

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 ….

New Kit: Christmas Gifting

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that adds a handmade touch.

Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs ….

Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot

Sized to fit standard gift cards …

Our Kits Collection are all-inclusive kits that are designed for beginner crafters or those of us looking for a quick creative fix… I like them as a “beautiful” time saver!! They are a fun and fast and offer a creative opportunity without having to purchase the whole craft store! Perfect for those who don’t have a lot of space!

I have added the link below for those of you who want to try it out. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope your day is a good one ~

Here is the link for your shopping convenience ….

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.

You Gnome Me So Well ..

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared my version of a card that I cased from the catalog. It was my challenge from my Design Team I’m on … so today I thought I would share that card with you! I picked “Hello, Baby” card in the upper right-hand corner on page 46 of the Annual Catalog.

He’s so cute … isn’t he? I liked the layout so that is the card I chose. I decided to swap out the Happier than Happy Bundle for the Kindest Gnomes bundle. I couldn’t resist the pretty Storybook Gnomes Designer paper that would be the backdrop for my cute little gnome. I am part Norwegian so I just love this new suite!

This card turned out so cute and and is the perfect layout for any occasion. Bonus … if you have designer paper scraps, this layout is the perfect one to use them up.

If you would like the PDF for this Gnome card … just comment below and I’d be happy to send it to you!

Thank you for joining today, have a great week.

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 ….

CALLING ALL PUPPY LOVERS ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a new class to invite you too … They’re cheerful, loyal, and ready to help you send Christmas greetings! The three Scottish Terriers in the Christmas Scottie Stamp Set are eager to adorn your handmade cards and gift tags. Choose your pup, then dress it up in festive finery by stamping the bow of your choice. Giving a gift? Add a bow to the two-line image to create a little present.

These pups will be the highlight of our class … and you’ll see the puppies aren’t just for Christmas!! Learn some stampin’ tips & plus how to utilize this bundle and get the best bang for your buck! The class will be held on Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 pm. Central Time.

RSVP by September 26th / Call 262-334-1009 or email me at lindaluvs.stampinup.net

Join me for a fun evening of making cards, enjoying some treats … and oh, take home some special treats for you puppy too!

Thank you for stopping by, can’t wait to see you in class.

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.

Amazing Offerings Starting Today …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Stampin’ Up! has announced two amazing offerings for the month of September, and they begin today!! I wanted to share this with you right away … I’m so excited!!

First, is out PERFECT PARTNERS promotion

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created 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.  

Here is a video to explain more about this amazing promotion …

Here are the products with the item numbers on them along with the discount for bundling …

Our second promotion runs though out September but changes each week. I’m also thrilled to see that WEEKLY DEALS have returned.

If you have been stamping with me for a while, this was something that we all looked forward to … each week in the month of September they’re offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week… New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September!

Click on this flyer and print it … The flyer includes a QR code so you can scan the code and easily find the deals offered each week.

Here are the WEEKLY DEALS for September 1st …

That is a lot of good news for one post and a lot of savings. Feel free to contact me and let me know if you have any questions concerning these specials, I’m here to help. The Perfect Partners promotion runs the entire month … and the Weekly Deals shown here today, will expire on Sept. 7th and a whole new batch of goodies will be premiering on the 8th of September.

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

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 ….