Alternative Treats that Wow!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a new video for you and a new twist on a familiar product … Our Treat Bags.  I LOVE learning alternate ideas to use for our products!  It shows how versatile the product is and what a good investment we have made!

Here’s is a cute treat bag made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die & two of my designs:

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Here are a couple treat bags that are 1/2 the width…cute right?

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Sit back and watch this short video as it shows you exactly how to create the “MINI” Mini treat bags!

This is a GREAT product to have in your stamping supplies – it’s fabulous for all occasions! You saw my Halloween bags, now image … Christmas! How about Birthdays, Baby Showers, Thank You Gifts & more!

What would you make with yours? I’d love to know! Lets see how many different ideas we can come up with 🙂

Thank you for taking time out of your day to spend with me!

Have an awesome day!

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SUPPLY LIST …

 

Christmas Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Burrr!  Hope you’re staying warm.

As we begin the day with a whoppin’ 5 degrees, I hear it’s going to warm up into the 20’s … just so it can snow!  Oh well, that’s winter in Wisconsin!

Today I will share with you my final “Silver & Gold” card (we’ll at least for a little while).  I couldn’t resist, I was just having too much fun creating with these fabulous foil papers.

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My card today highlights the “snowflake” from the “Festive Flurry” stamp set found in the Holiday catalog.  Just to let you know,  the holiday catalog purchasing period ends January 2nd.

I heat embossed the snowflake with the silver embossing powder and cut it out with the coordinating “Festive Flurry” framelit dies.  I then highlighted it with the rhinestones.

I used the Ovals Collection framelits to cut out an oval to showcase the snowflake.  I also added a strip of the gold foil paper to the side, after embossing it with the “Stylish Stripes” Impressions Folder.  I accented it with the silver ribbon, just to tie bring the card together.

My greeting “Christmas Wishes” comes from the stamp set “Joy to the World” … I was really impressed with the stamps in this set and use them quite a bit on my cards.

I used Very Vanilla cardstock as my base, it created a softer and warmer effect than using the white.

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Thanks for stopping by and I will be sure to show you something other than silver and gold tomorrow.

Stay warm ~

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132193

$24.95

 Festive Flurry Framelit Dies

 131778

$39.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set – WOOD

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set – CLEAR

 131796

$21.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – WOOD

 131799

$16.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – CLEAR

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$26.95

 Ovals Collection Framelit Dies

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

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There is still time to purchase “GIFT CERTIFICATES” for you friends and family … An awesome gift, just before the new “Occasions Catalog” is released and Sale-a-bration just around the corner. 

Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Christmas Cheer …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Wow … It’s cold outside today!  We’ve got -4 degree windchills …. burr!

Today I want to share another Silver and Gold card, simple and pretty.  Just a few steps to create…

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I taped together (on the back) the silver and gold blocks to create the background.  I then stamped the snowflake from “Festive Flurry” and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I embossed a separate snowflake and cut it out with the coordinating Framelits.

My “christmas cheer” greeting comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials”.

Now to finish off the card I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine and a “Frosted Finishes Embellishment”.

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Enjoy your day and stay warm …

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132193

$24.95

 Festive Flurry Framelit Dies

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set – CLEAR

 126457

$14.95

 Sweet Essentials Stamp Set – CLEAR

 132150

$6.95

 Frosted Finishes Embellishments

 132178

$3.95

 Silver Foil Sheets

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Silver and Gold Greetings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

OK … so how many of you did I stump with my “Stay Gold” comment or wonder who the heck Johnny and Ponyboy were?  It’s from the movie “The Outsiders” …

The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton (taken from Wikipedia)

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The film is noted for its cast of up-and-coming stars, including C. Thomas Howell (who garnered a Young Artist Award), Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane.

Ponyboy Curtis was played by C. Thomas Howell and Johnny Cade was played by Ralph Macchio… the main characters in the film.  I like this movie and watch it whenever it’s on.  It truly launched the careers of many of it’s cast.

Today’s card share …

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Staying with the “gold” theme … I followed the same technique as yesterday, embossing the gold foil sheet but I used the “Stylish Stripes” emboss folder on today’s card.  Then I secured the beautiful “Silver 1/8″ Ribbon” along the double stripes to create a cool effect.

I promise I won’t go into the background of the holiday song … Silver and Gold sung by Burl Ives.  However, I will ask … do you know what movie that hails from???

Keeping my card simple … I just added the “Season’s Greeting” greeting from the “Joy to the World” stamp set.  Again, I heat embossed it with gold emboss powder, then backed the greeting with the Silver Foil paper.  The base of the card is Whisper White.

Many of the items used for this card are found in the Holiday catalog, and you can view by clicking on any of the “highlighted” words.

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Have a great day ~

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132174

$7.95

 Stylish Stripes Impressions Emboss Folder

 131796

$21.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – WOOD

 131799

$16.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – CLEAR

 132137

$4.95

 Silver 1/8” Ribbon

 132178

$3.95

 Silver Foil Sheets

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Simplicity is Golden

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Monday to you all.  Today’s card share began with a just a thought …. something simple.

So many of us have busy, busy lives, yet we still want to show how much we care by sending hand-stamped cards, right?  So here’s my simple solution ….

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I used the beautiful Gold “Foil Sheets” and simply rolled them through the Sizzix BigShot with the “Petals-a-Plenty” embossing folder.  The foil sheets are single sided and come 2 – 12 x 12 sheets for only $3.95!  You can do 12 cards with just 1 package!

The base for the card is “Very Vanilla” … and to give it that truly “Old Fashioned” look, I tied a pretty “Victorian – 5/8″ Crochet Trim” bow.  I thought it helped to tone down the gold just a bit, and maintain the beauty of the card.

The greeting “Deck the Halls” comes from the stamp set “Christmas Messages” which is found in the Holiday catalog and is ON SALE!  It was heat embossed in Gold, but if you wanted a quicker method … just stamp the greeting using the “Gold Metallic Encore Pad” found in the Holiday catalog.

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Finally, I simply punched out the greeting with the 2  1/2″ Circle punch.  I know many of you have this punch after we created our “flip cards” in class.

Remember, by clicking on any of the highlighted items, you can see what they look like.  Thank you.

Have a wonderful week …

and as Johnny said to PonyBoy … “Stay Gold”.

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Foil Sheets – GOLD

 131790

$28.95

 Christmas Messages – WOOD

 131793

$20.95

 Christmas Messages – CLEAR

 120906

$16.95

2 ½” Circle Punch

 106824

$7.95

Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

 108481

$4.95

 5/8” Crochet Trim – Victorian

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

New Stamp Set Parade … Day 7

Hello Stampers …

 I’m so grateful to be kickin’ off this brand new week (and July) with you!

 This is the last of my new stamp set parade but definitely not the least!  I am honored to introduce you to this years “Ronald McDonald” exclusive stamp set.

 Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities in which Stampin’ Up! and demonstrators donate their time and money.  To date, we’ve contributed over $1 Million dollars.

 Ronald McDonald House Charities help families who have children with serious illnesses.  We all have a giving heart, join us in making a difference for them.  With each stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 towards RMCH.  Please help me, help them, as I would like to sell 100 sets this year!

Today’s featured stamp set is: TAG IT

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I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have posted throughout this stamp parade.  We have all been touched by someone who is sick, and it’s so rewarding to bring a smile to their face with a cute card.

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A little secret …  if I was to do this card again, I think I would BigShot the gray with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335).

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: TAG IT (W-130300 / C-130303)

Chalk Talk Framelits (129983) Coordinates with Tag It stamp set and more!

BigShot (113439)

Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045)/ Whisper White (100730) / Basic Gray (121044) and Real Red (102482)

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)

Ink: Black StazOn® (101406)

Real Red Marker (100052)

Candy Dots: Basic Gray (130934) Just one of 10 colors in the Neutrals Collection

I hope you take a minute to go to my on-line store (click on link below) or contact me, and purchase this cute stamp set.  Let’s set in motion a united front of giving to this wonderful charity.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great week ~

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 6

Hello Stampers …

 and a Happy Sunday to you.  Looks like we are in for a beautiful day today (and tomorrow too) before it gets hot and sticky again.

Today our card will be the 6th out of our 7 day new stamp set parade.  Or … should I say cards!  I am showing you two versions of the wedding card I created.  Each will highlight one new In-Color; Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana!

Today’s featured stamp set is: LABEL LOVE
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I have posted a couple samples using Label Love before, because it is very versatile.  That makes card making a whole lot easier and cost effective… one set, many different cards!  130622L

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: LABEL LOVE (W-130619 / C-130622)

Artisan Label Punch (130920) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132723 / C-132722)

BigShot (113439) / Beautifully Baroque Folder (130917)

Punches: Elegant Butterfly (127526) and Bitty Butterfly (129406)

Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the “butterflies”

Basic Pearls (119247) to embellish the “butterflies and ribbon on Cabana Card”

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Cardstocks: Coastal Cabana (131297) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim – Coastal Cabana (130024)

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The pearls used on the Crisp Cantaloupe are delicately placed to highlight the embossing and then onto the greeting as a focal point.

Cardstocks: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)

You can shop 24-7 from my on-line store by clicking the link below… or feel free to contact me.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by …

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