Simply Sunday: Beauty of the Earth Card Parade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today … a simple yet beautiful Slim Line card and a parade of other cards that were created from the amazing Beauty of the Earth Suite. I will also be sharing some fun techniques on these cards so, grab a cup of coffee and sit back with me while we go through these creative gems!

First up is my Slimline cards, this card fits in a business size envelope … I’m using two different patterns from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and joined them together with the pretty Gold Fine Art Ribbon; it has a touch of sparkle, so I had to add the Genial Gems to keep the sparkle going.

The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set / bundle. I chose the Cinnamon Cider as a mat and Merry Merlot as my card base … they pull those colors out of the designer paper. I find this suite / bundle very gender neutral … who wouldn’t love these cards!

My second card I’m using the same pattern of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and the Beautiful Trees dies. Another simple card when using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set included in the bundle.

Ready to see another card using the same paper? The amazing thing is that each one looks sooo different! I used a landscape layout verses the portrait as I did on the first two cards and created this unique card. I also used Night of Navy on this card to pull out the blue in the designer paper.

I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies … I love this look, it’s new and fresh and highlights the designer paper. I added the tree and greeting from the bundle …

Now lets change things up a little by using a different pattern from our Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and a fun technique … the “Split Card Technique”. I’m using Old Olive and Early Espresso to coordinate with my designer paper. You can watch the video to see how to create this card yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Yesterday I shared the next card with you … the card base is Early Espresso and so is the tree itself, it made the Misty Moonlight designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. So pretty!

The last card I have to share with you, used the same watercolor background paper but I’m changing up the seasons. Once the leaves are gone … well, winter comes next, and it makes for the perfect Christmas card …

I just love this card and I used the Chalk pen and Wink of Stella to add snow to my tree! How fun is that! I just wanted to show you that this is not just another tree set, but a bundle / or suite that can be used for any season … or any reason!!

Don’t forget it’s Sale-a-bration and you can get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog with the purchase of the suite or the bundle!! If you choose the suite … just add on a few more items and you’ll have enough to get my FREE Delicate Dahlia Class!

Thank you for joining me this Sunday for my card parade, I hope you enjoyed the many styles of cards. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Stop back tomorrow because I have another card that will knock your socks off!!

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Autumn Inspiration …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a simply beautiful card the Beauty of the Earth Suite that highlights the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and Beautiful Trees dies. These can be found on page 11 of your Annual Catalog.

This suite makes it so easy to create beautiful Fall cards … and well, that IS my favorite season!! I love the smell in the air on a warm Autumn day and the way the sun shines through the leaves now that they have transformed into magical colors, it looks like they are being touched by God himself!

Can’t you just feel the warm sun on your face and while it makes the leaves almost glow …. and them smell of fall …oh my gosh! That is what inspires me! Nature … You don’t need to be an artist to create beautiful cards for your friends and family. And if your in need of the the inspiration and tools to get started, it’s all right here for you. Here is the stunning paper I used for my card ….

Check out this amazing color pallet … perfect for Fall!! Look at the image on the left side, I did exactly what Stampin’ Up! did in this catalog photo!! Our catalogs are also a great place to find inspiration. So you now follow my blog, make sure you follow me “Linda’s Stampin’ Escape” on Facebook and even my YouTube Channel for more inspiration!!

As I said, I took the example out of the Annual Catalog to begin my card. My background is also designer paper, in fact, it’s from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper in this suite. The suite includes the designer paper and the bundle 3-D Bark Embossing Folder!

My card base is Early Espresso and so is the tree itself, that made the Misty Moonlight designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. Simple … right.

Just a little closer Iook at the card so you can see the watercolor detail of my background paper, and how the fallen leaves look. The greeting comes from the Beauty of friendship stamp set / bundle. Because we are still in our Sale-a-bration period through the end of September … You can get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog with the purchase of the suite or the bundle!!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and feel inspired by this beautiful season called Autumn.

Thank you hanging out with me today. Have a beautiful day ~

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Enhance Designer Papers with Embossing Paste

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share the cards that we made last night on my Facebook LIVE … I shared how you can enhance your designer papers using Embossing Paste and the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. I figured the masks were in the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite for a reason … so that is where I started!

I also wanted to show you that some of the masks line up pretty nice with some of our other designer papers. Here I used the Peaceful Deer bundle and the Peaceful Prints Designer paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog … which means you can get it FREE with a $50 purchase.

Now join me and watch the video as I show you how easy it is to create these cards! Then I will be sharing the card where I used the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper!!

I am thrilled to share my next card with you!! I feel in love with the “Angels of Peace” stamp set the moment I saw it. She is so lovely and delicate and these angels can be used for so many different occasions …

The sentiment “Sometimes angels are just good people with kind hearts”… is the second reason I had to have this stamp set. The water washed background of the Beauty of the Earth designer paper was the perfect background for the snowflake mask and the Sparkling Embossing Paste…. and the angel was meant to go with them.

I stamped my angel in Night of Navy and then gently used the Wink of Stella to add some some sparkle to her. I was VERY careful on the wings as I wanted them mostly white, and the wetness of the Stella will smear the Night of Navy ink. On the other hand … I used the Wink of Stella to pull some of the color out of the lines and into her dress to give it that soft blue look.

The greeting was also stamped in Night of Navy and then cut out using the Layering Circle Dies. I also cut a Night of Navy mat to coordinate with her dress and the card base. It all flows so nicely and completes the card.

This angle of the photo is to show you the beautiful texture on this card!! The sparkle in the snowflakes is accented by the Wink of Stella on our Angel. One of my favorite cards that I ahve made in a while!

I want to thank you for joining me today, and if you stopped by last night to watch me LIVE. I hope you join me for my Catalog Launch Party, especially this weekend as I share more demonstrations using the NEW products and Sale-a-bration items.

Have a beautiful day, and take good care ~

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Simply Sunday: Fun Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Who said fun folds can’t be easy … Today’s fun fold is not a card fun fold but a Designer Series paper fun fold. You can do this technique with any of our designer papers and it is so beautiful when using the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper from Stampin’ Up!

The Beauty of the Earth is part of the Designer Series paper sale in which you can save 15% off select paper packs. This sale ends August 2nd … so only 2 days left to get in on this deal!

Today’s card showcases the “Peek-a-boo” Fun Fold …

You begin with an easy layout but the fun part is adding the 4 fold backs on the designer paper. The four designer paper pieces all measure 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″.

Each piece of designer paper will be measured to 1″ from the “corner” that will be folded back, on each side of corner. (See Photo) I put a little “tick” mark at the 1″ point and then score from 1″ tick mark to the other 1″ tick mark. You won’t see the pencil marks because you are folding the corner back, but you can erase it if it bothers you.

Once you have all 4 of your designer paper pieces scored … secure the flap down, and then secure your pieces onto your mat. I used Basic White for my mat and it measures 4″ x 5-1/4″. The white allows me to stamp my greeting in the center and easily seen.

The “Happy Birthday” comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set … I actually just used this on my Starburst cards I shared the other day! I wanted to add some texture so I used the new In Color Square Gems in Misty Moonlight.

I think the Beauty of the Earth has so many fun patterns that can be used for this technique, and it’s gender neutral!! Yes, this little beauty would work wonderfully for a man or a women. The colors are stunning and the “gems” are not girly at all with the square, or should I say diamond shape!

Here are the Measurements for today’s card:

Card Base Night of Navy: 4 1/4″ X 11″ folded in half
Basic White: 4″ X 5 1/4″
Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper: (4) 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″. Score at 1″ and fold as shown above.

Thank you for joining me this Sunday. I hope the rest of your weekend is fun and relaxing. I am off with my daughter to see how much of Door County we can explore in one day!!

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Split Card Technique 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am here today with another video and two card samples for you today! I’m showcasing the Split Card Technique, but with a twist!! These fun cards are quite simple to make as you’ll see in the video … I will also be sharing my measurements and tips with you.

Thank you for joining me, sit back relax and enjoy … My first card is simple and straight to the point, a Sympathy card. I chose the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. My twist on these cards is that the designer paper will “peek” through the cardstock!

I’m using Early Espresso for my card base and my tree and then my “split” piece is Mossy Meadow. My designer paper and “split” cardstock are both layered onto a piece of Basic White … this makes it a little sturdier and allows the little touch of white to show through (you can hide it if you prefer) I think it helps to showcase the designer paper by bringing the white out in the designer paper.

The greeting is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso…. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Mossy Meadow pieces which gives our “split” added dimension, it also create a cool effect when you glue your tree between the two layers.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Early Espresso Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow: 4″ x 4″ *Cut approx. 3″ down on left side and 1″ from top on right side. Watch the video to see an easy way to measure this piece!
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper: 4″ x 4″… no waste! You’ll get 9 cards from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 Designer paper!!
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for this inside of the card.

My next card is done in the horizontal / landscape layout and highlights the Pansy Petals Designer paper and allows for more of the designer paper to show through …

This card uses a full background of paper and a smaller split piece to show more designer paper off. I will post the dimensions below for this card as well. Our base is Blackberry Bliss and my “split” piece is Basic White.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss … then you will emboss your piece with the Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder. Now we cut! On this one we’re cutting from corner to corner (even though I demonstrated differently in the video …. sorry!!) These pieces were also “popped” up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and applied to the front of your card leaving a border around the edges and a split in the middle.

The sweet pansies were die cut from another pattern of the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper, and then I used the In-Color Jewels to embellish my flowers and greeting.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Blackberry Bliss Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Pansy Petals Designer Paper: 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Basic White (for split): 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (this allow for the frame around the outside)
  • Basic White: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside of your card)

Now … join me in watching the replay of my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE from 7/6/2021

Thanks again for joining me today! Let me know if you have any questions on the cards and /or video. I’d love to hear what you think about this technique!

Have an amazing day ~

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Thinking of You: Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you all had a Happy Fourth of July weekend! For some … you have off of work as well (Me … I’m back at work in the candy store). The past two days I’ve shared some “pretty” cards, perfect for your bestie, sister, Mom or daughter …

Today, we’re going back to nature with the Beauty of Friendship bundle, now don’t get me wrong when I call this a masculine card, I know a few ladies who would LOVE this card …

The beautiful color pallet and thick borders just seem to be a bit more masculine than what I’ve been sharing lately. I simply followed the colors in the beautiful Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper, and yes, this one is on sale too!! Let me share some information with you …

Card Dimensions ….

  • Night of Navy Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Night of Navy for the die cut frame
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree

I used the 3rd and 5th dies from the Stitched Rectangle dies (I count from the center of the dies to the outside. Align them carefully by centering the smaller one inside the larger die, this will ensure your frame has equal sides.

While you are die cutting, use the small tree from the Beauty of Friendship bundle. The tree will be attached to the frame with our Glue Dots …

I used a greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Because the “Thinking of You” stamp has more to the greeting, I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to color only the part of the verse I wanted and then die cut it with the rectangle die included in the Beauty of Friendship bundle.

I used glue dots to attach the greeting over the tree and slightly touching the frame. Then I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to the entire frame and attached it to the front of my card.

I really like the way the frame highlights this beautiful paper, yet allows the tree and greeting to stand out as well. I guess I would end up saying this could be a gender neutral card!!

Thank you for checking out my blog post today. Hope your day is a good one.

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Cheers, from my house to yours …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Whew … It was a warm one yesterday, so today I’m here to cool you off!! I’m sharing another card from the wonderfully versatile bundle … “Beauty of Friendship”. Yesterday I shared a simple card that showcased the designer paper and die cuts. Today will show you another pattern from the stunning papers and I will transform the tree just as the seasons do …

I chose the designer paper with the blue hues of Misty Moonlight …. the watercolor look almost appears as if it were in a painting with it’s layers of color. I was looking to create an alternative Christmas card, and here it is …

I used the same tree as yesterday’s card but this time I used Wink of Stella to create the snow affect upon it … a nice wintry look. I did the same to the “snow bank”.

Along with the tree and snow bank, I thought the birds would be a beautiful touch to this card so I die cut those out of Cherry Cobbler. Here you will get a better look at the way I painted the Wink of Stella on the tree … all on one side, as the wind blows!!

So I’ve taken you from a beautiful fall day (yesterday) to a wintry wonderland. There are so many other amazing patterns in the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper that you could create Spring and Summer just as easily.

I know some of my stampin’ friends are already working on their Christmas cards so I knew I couldn’t go wrong sharing this now.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!

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Beauty of the Earth Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a masculine … or “earthy” card today that highlights the Beauty of the Earth Suite. You’ll see the Designer Paper, Dies and stamp set which will bring this card to life. Today’s my brothers birthday so I decided this was the perfect set for his card ….

The card showcases the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, in fact, it is the pattern shown above as the front piece…. I will show you a close up further down the post. It also highlights the dies …

It’s so easy to make a beautiful card using this suite … the designer paper creates depth, making you feel as if you are looking at the entire forest as it fades the farther away you get. The entire package of designer paper is just amazing!! Look at how bold and beautiful these colors are …. and for every season!

Let’s take a closer look at the watercolor effect they created on this designer paper ….

As you look from top to bottom the fade effect gets darker and the trees don’t have detailed definition but the watercolor look … even has “droplets” of color !

So Stampin’ Up! did all the work on the background of my card, so all I had to do was die cut the tree, stamp the greeting, and then die cut that (because that piece is included in the dies as well)!!

I finished off the card by die cutting the bottom piece and wrapping it with the White Bakers Twine to add a little texture, and to pull some white across the bottom. Nice balance.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, this is only the first of many I have to share with you.

Thank you for checking in on me today, and have yourself an amazing weekend!!

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