You are the Key to My Heart

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I kicked off my Catalog Launch party … It was a great start. My Stampin’ Friends are the Key to my Heart because they are the Heart of my business and they make my stamping classes, clubs and retreats so worth while and so much fun.

This is the Alternative project I shared yesterday ….

Here are the cards I shared during my LIVE demonstration on Facebook last night …..

I even gave away a FREE “Key to my Heart” Paper Pumpkin kit last night. All the names of the attendee’s watching LIVE were in the drawing … yep, all they had to do was join in and watch.

Here is the awesome February kit: Remember that there are Sale-a-bration Rewards when you subscribe to one of our three Pre-Paid options.

Thank you so much for stopping by today … Why don’t you join us on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Have yourself an amazing weekend.

Here are the Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions …. It’s a great time to check out Paper Pumpkin because you will earn FREE product during Sale-a-bration!

Key to My Heart: Alternative Paper Pumpkin Card

Happy Friday Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I’m back to share my Alternative Card from the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin kit. I used most of the items from the January kit except for the Vellum oval that I cut from the Framed Florets Dies.

The original design has 3 padlocks on the front … I borrowed one! Then I knew I wanted to use the Key to “unlock” their heart. I used the vellum oval to really highlight my heart lock and key, and with dimensionals on back, it gives it dimension as well.

I added a little bow to my key which is included in the January Paper Pumpkin kit, and it ties in the color of our heart lock. Then I stamped my greeting in Fresh Freesia and trimmed the ends off the banner.

One of the main reasons I love the Paper Pumpkin kits is the Exclusive Stamp Sets!! Not to mention you can collect many colors of “spots” ink pads and the ease of having a kit so you can whip out a card when needed … no lengthy though process to design your own card.

Stampin’ Up! thinks of everything because you also get a coordinating envelope, and that’s what Stampin’ Up! and Paper Pumpkin is all about …. COORDINATION. Making our lives easier.

Thank you so much for checking back to see my alternative card.

Have yourself an amazing weekend.

Here are the Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions …. It’s a great time to check out Paper Pumpkin because you will earn FREE product during Sale-a-bration!

Key To My Heart: Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin. Each kit includes nine unique cards—three each of three designs—and nine coordinating envelopes that you can fill with love! This month’s kit represents a love lock tradition.

Many couples have signified their unbreakable love and devotion to one another by writing their names on a padlock, locking it on a bridge, and throwing the key into the river below. So, become locked in love this season and send a card to those you really care about! Check out these Love Lock Bridges!

Now let’s check out the Paper Pumpkin kit …

Don’t forget the special add-on to make your love go even further! Get the heart-shaped treat boxes and fill them with something sweet! The add-ons are sold separately and only be available while supplies last:

Stop back tomorrow to see the very special card I designed (my alternative project) with these cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Here are the Subscriptions that Qualify for Sale-a-bration Rewards …. Click on any one to get started with Paper Pumpkin and then collect YOUR Sale-a-bration Rewards!

Share a Milkshake Fun Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share the card that I demonstrated on during my Facebook LIVE last night: My Share a Milkshake Fun Fold Card. Sorry I couldn’t get the video to download, but you can view it HERE on my Facebook page. It will be much easier and quicker to understand how the card is created, plus I shared some tips as well.

So you know I’m highlighting the Share a Milkshake, the Designer Paper comes from our Sale-a-bration catalog!! The Dandy Designs has 48 – 12″ x 12″ sheets in the yummiest colors: Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green (what I used for my card base) Mango Melody and Petal Pink.

Let me show you the “closed” view … If you watched my LIVE last night, you will see a few changes!

Boy … that mint ice cream with hot fudge really does look delicious! And, I added the cherry on top and a greeting which I stamped in hot fudge, OH … I mean Early Espresso. The greeting comes from the Charming Sentiments bundle.

The vellum cardstock was cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies, a great staple to have in your stash because it has circles … squares … and banners for your greetings. I popped up the greeting and the ice cream with the small stamping dimensionals.

Ok … now lets get to the FUN in this fun fold. The card base is 8-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ then scored at 2-3/4″. The “z” part of our Fun Fold that gets attached to the front measures 9″ x 3″ and scored at 3″ and 6″. The striped designer paper measures 4″ x 2-1/2″. The two pieces for the “z” measure 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.

Now … isn’t that fun!? The front flap opens to the left but the “Z” folds over the top of that! You really need to head over to my Facebook page and check out the video HERE. The “sweet” sentiment on the inside comes from the Share a Milkshake bundle… Don’t you think those two fonts look nice together? Almost like they were made to be paired up … like the cherry on top!!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a your time with me … Hope you enjoyed the Ice Cream!

Have a great day ~

Here is a list of the supplies used for this card …

Event Announcements: Milkshakes! LIVES & Party’s!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share so fun stamping events with you … they’ll include Milkshakes, LIVE Demonstrations & a Party with games, LIVES and awesome samples! First I’d like to share my upcoming class with you.

Share A Milkshake Class …

I’ll be servin’ up some cute Ice Cream Cards in this class, then I’ll “Shake” things up with more cards that show you different ways to use your stamps & dies and “totally” maximize the value of this sweet bundle!

The Class will be held in my Stampin’ Studio (in my home) and all you need to bring is your favorite adhesive! I supply everything you need to make your cards, and some yummy treats to fit right in!!

RSVP / CLICK HERE or Call me at 262-334-1009 (Land-Line) Yes, still have one! lol

Next up …. I’d like you to join me this weekend for my Catalog Launch Party! It kicks off on Friday with fun and games, then a LIVE Demonstration at 6:30 pm showcasing NEW items in the Mini and/or Sale-a-bration Catalogs!

Just head on over to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page and join in on the fun. If you’ve been to my Launch parties you already know that there are PRIZES to be given away too! It’s a great weekend escape!

Last by not least …. Don’t forget to join me tonight for my FACEBOOK LIVE where I will highlight the “Share a MilkShake” and another FUN FOLD.

Thank you so much for checking out my upcoming events and I can’t wait to see you at one or all of them!

Have a great day ~

Dainty Delight Makes the Perfect Gift Card Holder …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to show you what I did with the last piece of the Dainty Flowers designer paper to create the Perfect Gift Card Holder. Great for Birthdays, Graduations, Thank You’s and more. Isn’t this just the cutest?

You start with a half sheet of cardstock measuring 11″ x 8-1/2″ … score at 2″ and 5-1/2″. The 5-1/2″ score it to fold your card in half, the 2″ section gets a piece punched out of it and then it’s tucked under to create the pocket for your Gift Card. I used Tear & Tape Adhesive along the edges to secure it.

I used a piece of 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Dainty Flowers for the inside … the right side will be exposed when the card is closed. The Label Me Lovely Punched was used to punch the piece out of the pocket and for my sentiment.

I created an area for you to write in … the Basic White measures 3″ x 4″ and the Mango Melody mat is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″…. and you won’t be able to see it while the front is closed so your message is safe! lol

The front Mango Melody piece used to mat the designer paper measures3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″, making the Dainty Flowers designer paper 3-1/2″ x 4″. I used Framed Florets for my sentiment on the front and punched it with the Label Me Lovely punch. The Mango was punched and then cut in half and then adhered to the top half and bottom half (see the split on this back view).

Those pretty flowers sure can make an adorable card to wish someone a happy birthday and tuck a little something in there for them to treat themselves.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope these sharing these cards with the beautiful Dainty Flowers Designer papers has inspired you pick a pack up for yourself.

Have a wonderful Monday ~

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

Simply Sunday: Simply Gorgeous Dainty Flowers Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday! Today I’m sharing a super simple card that is Simply Gorgeous using the Dainty Flowers Designer paper you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration.

For those who don’t know what Sale-a-bration is, it’s Stampin’ Up!s most anticipated time of year because YOU can earn FREE “exclusive” products now through February 28th. Yes, sometimes the freebies sell out, so I don’t hesitate to get the ones I love first! Click HERE to learn more about Sale-a-bration.

Early in the week I shared a cutting technique using the Dainty Flowers (CLICK HERE to see post) and now I want to share what I did with some of the left overs! This piece is 12″ x 6″ – it’s simply cut in half, so you have another sheet just like this one (and a full one too!).

These will show the left over pieces from my first card (they are marked on the paper). Now I’d like to share my finished card and give you the simple instructions to create your own card ….

If you take a look at the layout of the Dainty Flowers paper I have “marked” … the pattern piece I chose for today’s card is on the right. My colors were chosen to highlight the daisies of Mango Melody with Early Espresso centers. The third color I used was Old Olive to bring in my greens from the designer paper.

The Early Espresso card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and is scored and folded at 4-1/4″ (basic A-2 size). I had to trim the top off my designer paper from 6″ to 5-1/2″ to match my card base. The Mango Melody mat behind the Dainty Flowers designer paper is 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. Simple measurements for this simply beautiful card (the designer paper does all the work)

Speaking of this designer paper, I had to share a close up so you could see the “look” of texture that it has. We don’t have to do anything … it’s already there for us. It adds such a warm and natural look with these beautiful flowers. And the flowers, well … I have fallen in love with the “watercolor” look. It truly is a work of art, and to share this masterpiece …. just add cardstock.

And a sentiment, which comes from the Dainty Delights stamp set. I suggest the bundle so you don’t have to “fussy cut” any flowers, the dies will do that for you! I’ll share more of that with you as well. Today the sentiment was punched using the Double Oval Punch.

Just so you know, when you purchase the Dainty Delights bundle, you can chose the Dainty Flowers Designer paper for FREE! It’s a perfect pairing. I will also be hosting a Dainty Delights Class in February.

I thank you for taking time out of your Sunday and sharing it with me.

Have a beautiful day ~

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card. You can click on any image to learn more about it, or to begin shopping with me. Thank you!!

Dainty Flowers Thank You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a great Thank You card for you created with the Dainty Flowers Designer Series paper. This was just one of the cards that my Stamp Club members made this month. I wanted to highlight the lovely paper you can choose for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a purchase of $50 or more … and if you love this paper, you will want the Dainty Delight bundle. You can find it on page 55 of the NEW Jan – April Mini Catalog.

I choose the pattern with the oval flowers, you can do so many different things with these, today I’m sharing a quick and simple way ….

I started with a Blushing Bride card base and then chose one of the floral stamps from the Dainty Delight stamp set and stamped the front with Blushing Bride ink. This technique adds the look of texture/ and dimension, and I just like the way it looked!! lol

Once the designer paper was trimmed down, I added an Old Olive mat to the paper. This pulls the greens out of the paper and compliments the Blushing Bride. You can pop this up with Stampin’ Dimensionals but I did not. I saved that dimension for my greeting ….

The greeting comes from the Dainty Delight stamp set and was stamped in Old Olive. Then I cut it out with the largest banner from the Stylish Shapes dies. I then cut another banner from Blushing Bride to use as my mat … I cut that in half horizontally and attached it so then ends showing on opposite ends. Then I popped it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Take a close look at the paper … see the texture? This is “actually” in the paper! It appears to have been run though an embossing folder but it was not. Amazing!!

Such a pretty card, and it’s because of this beautiful paper. I’ll have more cards to share with you tomorrow so stop back, or better yet … Click on the “Follow My Blog” tab in the upper right hand area of this blog.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope it’s a good one for you!

Here is a list of supplies used to make today’s card …

You’re Invited to My Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Launch Party ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have been having fun planning and preparing for my upcoming New Catalog Launch Party … this will be held on Facebook – Friday, January 20th and Saturday January 21st.

We’ll have games and product introductions leading up to the event and a LIVE demonstration on Friday Night. The majority will be happening on Saturday … More LIVE demonstrations, games and more.

I’ll be sharing projects with you here during the week in conjunction with what I’ll be sharing during the Launch Party.

Join in on the FUN … I would love to have you! It’s going to be a party!!

Thank you for the visit, meet you back here tomorrow with a fun project.

Fun Folds & Dainty Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Today I’m sharing the video replay of last nights Facebook LIVE. I’m demonstrating step by stop how to create the Front Flip Fun Fold Card … it’s quite simple and a lot of fun to create.


Card Base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2 scored and folded at 4-1/4″. Cut at 1-1/4″ from edge to score line, flip over and cut 1-1/4″ to score line. Secure the 1-1/4″ flaps to card base.

Designer Paper / Cut 2 – 1″ x 4″ pieces for outer pieces and 2-3/4″ x 4″ for center. Also cut a 2-3/4″ x 4″ piece of white for inside.

Let’s take a look at the video …

Here is the Dainty Flowers designer paper and the cutting pattern I used for the Front Flip Fun Fold card ….

This will give you a little more clarity of the directions … a picture is worth a thousand words! I even added the “hint” for the two pieces you can create another 2 cards with.

Now we can take a look at the completed card ….

My greeting comes from the Dainty Delight bundle and was punched out using the Double Oval punch … the Old Olive paper behind the greeting is actually the back of the designer paper!

And I couldn’t forget to decorate the inside ….

The little flower on the inside is actually a sprig from the oval wreaths that I fussy cut and glued inside. The sentiment comes from the Framed Florets stamp set and works beautifully with the Dainty Delight bundle.

I hope you enjoyed the glimpse of the Enjoy the Adventure cards as well, this truly is a “FUN” Fold!!

Thank you for hanging out with me today, hope your day is a good one!

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

Ready for an Escape? Save the Date for my Spring Stamping Retreat ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Join me …

When was the last time you got to escape and do something for yourself?

I have exactly what you need …

a Stamping Retreat designed from top to bottom to put you at ease

from the demands of the outside world and recharge your creativity.

I would like to tell you about my Spring Stamping Retreat!

You’ll enjoy your stay in a stunning 1930’s English Tudor Home on beautiful Green Lake. The surroundings offer a carefree setting for nurturing you and your creativity, allow you time for relaxation, and building new friendships.

Our retreat is all inclusive … Your lodging, all your meals for the weekend, and all stamping projects are included in one low price! We want you to enjoy your getaway… so you do not have to drag your entire stamp room with you.

Join us for this creative stamping escape and let the stress of the work week drift away with the tide. Linda

Our Stamping Sessions …

are held in a spacious, light filled meeting room and includes everything you need (cut and prepared for you) to create exceptional cards and projects in a relaxed, friendly & stress free environment.

christian writing center bedroom

Your Retreat Room …

is inviting, clean & comfortable. Our lodging is NOT “dorm style” so you and your friends can enjoy some well deserved “girl” time together. You’ll also find little surprises gifted to you each night of your stay.

Your Meals …

Sit back and relax while enjoying wonderful home-cooked meals, desserts and snacks all weekend long. Coffee, tea, and bottled water are also provided throughout your stay.

You’ll find our All Inclusive Stamping Retreats affordable and private, spacious and splendid …

you will enjoy this relaxing getaway

and come away with fabulous completed projects, new ideas,

stamping tips, and new friendships.

Retreat Dates: April 28 – 30th, 2023

COST: $350 Early Bird /RSVP & Payment due by Feb.1st

After February 1st / Cost = $375 & Paid by March 10th, 2023. 

The Invitations will be coming soon.

Our retreats are on a first come first serve basis, contact me today.
Only payment received will reserve your stay. Once received …
Full details will be sent to you when your registration is confirmed. 
Includes Directions, Swap Information, and More.

Linda’s Stampin’ Retreat

Linda Schnabel | 262-334-1009




I would truly enjoy having you join us this spring. It is a true retreat … fun, relaxing, fulfilling and filling! lol  You’ll make new friends and go home with beautiful cards and cute little treats!

Have yourself a beautiful day,

Simply Sunday: Dainty Flowers

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to my Simply Sunday post of Dainty Flowers. You will find this beautiful paper in the Sale-a-bration catalog, and is FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50. Today kicks of several days of beautiful cards created using the Dainty Flowers Designer paper and the Dainty Delight Bundle.

Today the main focus is on the Dainty Flowers Designer Paper ….

I went a little darker than the Old Olive by using the Mossy Meadow which really highlights our floral Blushing Bride pattern. The flowers on our background paper mimics the floral piece in which we highlighted here.

This pretty patterned paper was cut from the center of the sheet that also has the floral oval designs. This paper was not embossed, the texture you see on it, is part of the paper design.

This floral piece measures 5″ x 3-3/4″ with a mat slightly larger. The greeting was stamped with Mossy Meadow and comes from the Dainty Delight bundle. I simply trimmed off the edges with my scissors at an angle. I used dimensionals on the right side of the piece.

I embellished the card with my Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems to add some drama… or should I say texture! lol It’s so easy to make beautiful cards using this gorgeous designer paper.

Thank you so very much for spending part of your Sunday with me. Enjoy your day!

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

Time to Celebrate FREE Product …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have heard the News … Our Sale-a-bration and Mini Catalogs are now LIVE!! We will only be having ONE Saleabration this year! It’s the BEST time of year with Stampin’ Up! For every 50.00 you spend you get to pick exclusive free product! Can we say…ADORABLE OWLS, or beautiful papers!

Another way you can get FREE Sale-a-bration products is to be a Paper Pumpking subscriber.

Our Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin craft kits by mail are an even better deal during Sale-A-Bration! Pick a free reward item for every $50 spent in January when you get your pre-paid code for the year.

So, for every $50 spent during Sale-a-bration (January & February) YOU get to pick a FREE Exclusive Sale-a-Bration Reward … purchase the 12-month subscription and you not only get to pick up to 4 FREE products, YOU will have earned HOSTESS Rewards as well!! That’s right, you will quality as a hostess too.

If your wishlist is over 100.00…you will really want to consider buying the starter kit and joining my Stars team so you get 20-25% off all your future orders! Plus choose to get the Boho Blue Mini Machine added to your starter kit! Choose 175.00 in product of your choice in your starter kit and pay only 99.00 or 129.00!

You can CLICK HERE for more information or to join my team. If you have any questions, please message me and we can chat. There is never an obligation … it’s all about YOU!

Thank you for joining me on this fine Friday… I hope you have yourself a wonderful day.

Here are the QUICK LINKS for the Paper Pumpkin subscriptions …

Enjoy the Adventure Parade of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Let’s get a close up of the Enjoy the Adventure cards … Today I will be sharing my cards from the LIVE along with the dimensions so you can recreate them for yourself because the Sale-a-bration and Mini catalogs have gone LIVE today!! Woo hooo … YOU can finally get your hands on your favorite stamps, dies and those awesome designer papers.

My first card was the “Thank You” card … the simplest of the bunch. The base comes from the Cards & Envelopes which coordinate with the Memories & More Card Pack. I simply cut down the 4″ x 6″ Thank you card to 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (so a 1/2″ off the top and 1/2″ off one side). I then colored in the THANK YOU with Mint Macaron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Super Simple!

On to the next card, we begin with the Mango Melody and Petal Pink card base. These are scored for you so they fold nicely …

I took a second card base and cut off the front, then I cut the front down to 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (you’ll get 2 from the front piece). I then layered the “heart” card which measure 3″ x 4″ … not cutting needed.

The rest is easy as I used the die cut adhesive backed elements from the sticker sheet included in the Enjoy the Adventure Memories & More Card Pack. Each of the elements were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then brushed with Wink of Stella.

The next card also starts with the Mango Melody and Petal Pink card base…

This card is all about layers … the bottom two layers are actually 2 of the 3″ x 4″ cards from the card pack. The two smaller pieces; the Petal Pink is 4″ x 1-3/4″ and was attached vertically, then the Mango Melody piece 3-1/4″ x 3/4″ was layered vertically. Both of these smaller pieces were cut from the 1/2 front that was left over from the second card!

The Happy Birthday (popped up) and Stars are elements from the sticker sheet. The three little dots come from the Adhesive Backed Milky Dots.

Now … I have one more card to share with you. If the first card was a bit too simple for you, this card will show you how you can get the same look, but a little more jacked up …

The card begins exactly how our first card was created, except I took the left over pieces cut off and found a full “THANK YOU” to trim down and color … this will give us more dimension. Then I punched a scalloped heart from vellum to place behind the “Thank You” so it stands out more.

It’s amazing how some simple changes can add so much to a card. These card packs are fun to play with, I better pull out a scrapbook before I use up all my pieces! lol

Thank you for joining me today. Which one of these cards is your favorite??

Here are the products used for today’s cards … Click on any one of them, it will take you to my OnLine store ….