Simply Sunday: Birthday Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got the cutest card to share with you today along with a full set of dimensions and the step by step instructions!! If you don’t have the Garden Birdhouse stamp set, substitute it with something else because this is a “great layout”!


  • Card Base: Soft Succulent – 5 ½” x 8 ½”
  • Cardstock #2: Soft Succulent – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Cardstock #3: Early Espresso – 3 ½” x 5”
  • Cardstock #4: Basic White – 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • Cardstock #5: Sahara Sand – 1 ½” x 2 ½”


  • Cut a 5 ½’ x 8 ½” Soft Succulent card base. Fold in half.
  • Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” Soft Succulent panel and die cut using the Stitched Greenery die.
  • Adhere the panel to the card front.
  • Cut a 4 ¼” piece of Sahara Sand ribbon and adhere to the center of the card front.
  • Cut a 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” Early Espresso stitched square and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a 2 3/8” x 2 3/8” Basic White stitched square.
  • Stamp the top of the tree onto the square using Soft Succulent ink.
  • Stamp the bird onto the leaves using Sahara Sand ink.
  • Adhere the stamped square to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the birdhouse onto Sahara Sand cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Cut.
  • Adhere the birdhouse to the square.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto Early Espresso cardstock using Craft White ink. Let dry completely. Cut.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the square.
  • Wrap the Baker’s Twine 3x around two fingers and tie in a knot.
  • Gently remove the twine and adhere to the frame using a glue dot.

Thank you my friends for joining me today. Have a wonderful Sunday ~

Here is a list of the items used in today’s card ….

Fitting Florets Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am excited to share the Exclusive Framed Florets Collection with you today. I have a beautiful card that highlights the products and how they not only coordinate but “layer” together! I will also be sharing the video of my Facebook LIVE presentation last night.

So grab your favorite beverage and join me for my short video …

This collection of products is an extremely versatile bundle of seasonal, festive, and all-occasion designs, sentiments, and embellishments that you will love!

This promotion runs from 1 November 2022–4 January 2023 and includes a few exclusive items only available while supplies last:

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set
  • Fitting Florets 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls

All these products have been designed to perfectly partner with the Framed Florets Bundle, which includes a Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and Framed Florets Dies.

I will post links below for your convenience.


  • Card Base / Night of Navy = 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Large Frame / Basic White = 5″ x 4″
  • Small Frame / Night of Navy = 4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Mat / Night of Navy = 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Designer Paper = 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″

I’m so happy that you joined me today. I will be sharing MORE samples from this amazing collection. In fact, if you aren’t following my blog, just click on the button in the upper right hand corner, and then you will receive an email each time I post.

Thank you and have a great day ~

Here is a list of the featured products and ingredients for my card …

Sweet as a Peach Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a tasty sweet treat of a card from the “Sweet as a Peach” … another amazing bundle on sale now. I’ll also be sharing the dimensions and step by step directions so you can create this card. It’s a happy Monday!


  • Card Base: Petal Pink- 8 ½” x 5 ½” (score on the long side at 4 ¼”)
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla- 3 ½” x 4” for sentiment and flowers
  • Cardstock: Soft Sea Foam- small scrap for leaves
  • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper: Dotted print is 1 ½” x 5 ½” & plaid print is 1” x 5 ½”


  • Fold card base in half and attach the dotted piece of designer paper to the card front on the right side along the edge using multipurpose liquid glue. Then, use the scalloped edge die on the card front along the opening about ½” from the edge. Run through the die cutting machine.
  • Then, add the plaid designer paper to the inside of the card so you can see it along the edge of the opening.
  • Stamp the trio of larger flowers on your Very Vanilla cardstock using Calypso Coral Ink and Memento Black for the centers and die cut using the matching die. Using the same piece of Very Vanilla cardstock die cut the scalloped square for the sentiment.
  • Stamp the small or mini trio of flowers in Calypso Coral ink on the card base as shown in the photo. Use second generation stamping where you ink up your stamp then stamp off one time on scrap paper before stamping on your project. This will give you a lighter shade of color.
  • Stamp the sentiments on the die cut scalloped piece using Memento Black ink.
  • Attach the sentiment to the card front as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add all flowers to the card front popping up the largest one by the sentiment and the medium one at the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Die cut 4 sets of the leaves using Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Use multipurpose liquid glue to attach the leaves near the flowers.
  • Add 3 Matte Black Dots around the sentiment and one Bumblebee Trinket on your card.

This is such a lovely bundle and makes creating “All Occasion” cards so easy and pretty. I hope you are enjoying the card tutorials, I love inspiring my stampin’ friends and helping you with your stamping needs.

Thank you for stopping by this Monday.

Have a wonderful week!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 ❤

Simply Sunday: Words of Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are all having a beautiful day! Today I would like to share a card that I made for my daughters birthday … and yes, I am using the Words of Cheer bundle that most people look at as “Christmas”.

It may have been designed for Christmas but I’d like to show you how to maximize your purchase by creating beautiful cards for any occasion or season! I teamed the Words of Cheer bundle with the Whimsy paper (already SOLD OUT) but I want you to look past the paper because I made a “Shaker Card” ….

To create the “shaker” I used the Rectangle Stitched Dies and cut out a frame. I attached my window sheet to the back of the frame and then added the Adhesive Strips … soooo, easy to use! Then I sprinkled my sequins on the front of my card where I wanted my window to go, peeled off the backing of the Adhesive Strips and ta da!! Shaker Card!!

The bundle comes with the “layering” word dies so I used the “happy” … cut the mat out of silver and the accent with designer paper, then I simply hand stamped the birthday, cut it out and attached it to the front all together.

My daughters birthday is December 23rd so it’s easy to see why I used this designer paper. I am not surprised it sold out when the retirement list went out, it was very popular … You can CLICK HERE to see the retirement list. Items sell fast, and our Words of Cheer bundle is also on that list!

I thank you for joining me on this Sunday and wish you a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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

Birthday Messages …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you! Yesterday I shared a card that I created using the Many Messages bundle from the Jan. – June Mini Catalog. This is such a fun way to stamp sentiments … one stamp, one die cut and “many messages”!!

Today’s card was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in White…. then I used the Blending Brushes to apply Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Marvelous Magenta. Wipe off the excess ink and see the white emerge beautifully. I tried a damp sponge technique on this card … not sure if I like it or not; What Do YOU Think?? Do you like to “dry brush effect”?

Next up is applying the sentiments … earlier I put the stamp on the Stamparatus and stamped out several different colors, then die cut them and tucked them into a stamp case for safe keeping until I need a sentiment … on this card I used several different colors to make the card even more fun! I layered the cardfront onto a Basic White mat and a Gorgeous Grape card base.

What I do love is the fun colorful background … so many happy thoughts in white, and then our Birthday sentiments highlighted bold and bright. And a butterfly from the Floating & Fluttering Bundle to bring a little added joy.

I thank you for stopping by to visit today, I hope your Tuesday 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 ♥ 

Easy Peasy Celebrations!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it through Monday, almost … before this “NASTY” storm came blowing through. Holy cow … wind & snow and up to 3 – 5 inches. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  Time to go back to the stamp room!!

So … what did you think about yesterday’s “Coloring on Foils”? Cool, right! It’s so pretty, it was sitting on the shelf and when I walked past it I thought, oh … that would make a cute Easter card!!

Today, I have an easy peasy card for you …

Oh yes, another card with the Picture Perfect Designer Series paper and the Celebrate You (Sale-a-bration item). This time I used the pattern with the cute bows! I love the Lemon Lime Twist and the fact that it has a coordinating ribbon that I can make into a banner just makes me happy!! It’s the little things you know 🙂

You will also notice another little favorite of mine, the Myths and Magic Washi Tape! I also made that a banner and both coordinate with the bows on the paper. Give that card a little twist so the light hits it and ….

the washi tape comes alive!! The stars shine and it really makes the “celebrate” sparkle. I just love this look, are you with me?? So simple, and easy to make but you know this card will put a sparkle in their eyes.  Win – Win!

So glad you came to visit my blog today. Hope you’re not in this storms pass, if so … it’s a great time to make some quick cards.

Have an awesome day ~



March Madness: Card #3

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to do a little something different by request. I have been asked to place a card that I had previously posted, into my March Madness Sale-a-bration Celebration cards …

This card was designed for one of my stamping retreats and actually folds down so you can mail it!! My attendee’s where the only ones who got to make this card and get instructions. It is also one of the most handled and asked about cards when I’m showing my work at craft fairs. So by request … this card will now be available to choose from!!

Please note that the designer paper may not be the same since that is from last year, yours may have current designer paper.  The dies and stamp set are still in the catalog and full instructions along with tips will come along with this card.

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Each card comes with full instructions and dimensions to make the cards you have chosen.

Now is the best time to order, before Sale-a-bration is over!  Get those items you need and want plus get the awesome cards and the Sale-a-bration items!!

You may place your order on-line or directly through me … either way will work for this great promotion.  Don’t let March Madness pass you by, get your goodies now!   You will have until March 30th to place your order and let me know which cards you want.

Thank you for joining me today and please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

Enjoy your day ~


March Madness Sale-a-bration Celebration

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I want to invite you to my March Madness Sale-a-bration Celebration! It starts today!

Beginning today, Monday, March 20th through Wednesday, March 29th … I’ll be featuring a card a day that highlights our favorites from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs here on my blog Linda’s Stampin’ Escape.

The celebration is you will get to choose 5 or all of these cards for FREE as my gift to you, for your qualifying purchase before shipping & handling. The madness is “how are you going to choose?”

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Each card comes with full instructions and dimensions to make the cards you have chosen.

Now is the best time to order, before Sale-a-bration is over!  Get those items you need and want plus get the awesome cards and the Sale-a-bration items!!

You may place your order on-line or directly through me … either way will work for this great promotion.  Don’t let March Madness pass you by, get your goodies now!   You will have until March 30th to place your order and let me know which cards you want.

 Here is today’s featured card …

Today’s card begins with the “Window Shopping Bundle” … you can find this on page 43 of the Occasions Catalog, and highlights the beautiful new Glimmer Paper you can get for FREE in our Sale-a-bration Catalog.

The card front is cut a bit shorter to create a different look for your card, and the colors featured here are Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Basic Black. The die cut candle piece are part of the bundle.

Don’t forget, you may place your order on-line or directly through me … either way will work for this great promotion.  Don’t let March Madness pass you by, get your goodies now!   You will have until March 30th to place your order and let me know which cards you want.

Let me know if you have any questions on my March Madness Sale-a-bration Celebration. Be sure to stop back …Card 2 will be posted tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by ~


Enjoy Your Special Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another one of the cards that we did as a Make -n- Take at Kathie’s party. We learned two different types of embossing, watercoloring, and how fun the BigShot is!!

We begin with our color pallet: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, and Silver! Sounds like a touch of the Southwest! Our base card is Whisper White and the card front Tempting Turquoise … soon to be embossed with the New “Petal Burst Embossing Folder”.  All you need to do is roll it through the BigShot and it comes out beautifully textured.


Our next step and second type of embossing is “heat embossing”. You will need the beautiful dragonfly from the “Dragonfly Dreams” bundle.  Next you’ll need the VersaMark ink pad, the Silver Embossing Powder and the heat gun.

Stamp dragonfly with VersaMark, sprinkle with embossing powder (shake off excess) and begin to heat.  Watch the dull powder turn into a shiny silver raised image!! It’s amazing! Our next step was to take the dragonfly framelit from our bundle, and on a separate piece of turquoise cardstock layer one of the circle dies from the “Stitched Framelits Dies” and cut them out on the BigShot.


We’re now going to color our dragonfly by pulling some Tempting Turquoise ink from the pad with your Aqua Painter and then gently brush color onto the wings. It’s so easy to do and adds a nice touch of color to our dragonfly. Now we’re going to adhere our layers beginning with the Silver Metallic Doily.

Our greeting comes directly from the stamp set from our “Dragonfly Dreams” bundle. A few rhinestones were added to the card to draw the eye to the dragonfly and to anchor our greeting. Our new stampers were amazed they could make a card with that many techniques … I just reminded them they are just doing 3 simple techniques/steps, and then putting it all together!


I hope you enjoyed our card as much as the rest of us did, and that our hint of the Southwest will bring us some much needed sun and a bit warmer temperature!

Thanks for coming by …

Enjoy your day, and I hope it’s special!

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Special Day … Watercolor Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we’re trading in the designer paper for our Watercolor Paper! We are going to use the new Watercolor Pencils to create a really cool background with step by step instructions!  As promised, I will be using the “Dragonfly Dreams” bundle again today.


So … we are going to begin with our watercolor paper, the new pencils and your Aqua painter.


When you color your paper, you do not need to press hard … the lead is soft and spreads easily. You can use any color combination for your cards but today I went with more of a rainbow effect.

Did you know these new Watercolor Pencils come in Stampin’ Up! colors … that is awesome!!


Once you’ve colored your paper with the desired colors, take your Aqua Painter and begin your watercoloring process just by moving the painter … the water is inside. Just a little squeeze can give you a bit more moisture.  Too much moisture or water puddling?  Simply soak it up with a tissue. Let Dry.

Now were back to our dragonflies … again, I cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, but this time I cut out an additional set of dragonflies in black and adhered that to my glimmer paper with just a touch of it showing … creates a nice shadow effect!


I did some watercoloring directly onto my glimmer paper as well. Also colored their heads in (not sure I’d do that again)!! They are popped up with dimensions so they appear to by flying.

Just love this bundle and the new Watercolor pencils.  If you like watercoloring be sure to stop back tomorrow, I have another Water color card for you.

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you enjoyed the card today and yesterday that highlighted the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.

Have a great day!

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Simply Sunday: Birthday Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your Holiday weekend. Today I want to share a very simple card. It’s that time of year that seems to be super busy with graduations, birthdays, weddings, and the list goes on! So keeping it simple yet having that hand-stamped card for your special gift is the perfect touch!

Today’s card is celebrating birthdays … but you can easily change this layout to a graduation or welcome baby card!


With just a special stamp set and our Balloon Framelit Dies, you can create a card in a matter of minutes!

The wonderful greeting you see is from our “Remembering Your Birthday” stamp set … It is on the retiring list and I just checked and the status is “Low Inventory” so if you want it, please hurry! There have been far too many of my stampin’ friends who did not get the stamp set they wanted because it retired (They do not restock when they run out of inventory … It’s gone)

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All On-line Orders of $35 or more through May 31st, will receive …

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use and copy!
  1. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past
  1. A paper packet or other fun stamping accessory

AND a FREE embellishment from the NEW 2016-2017 catalog! Can you say….METALLIC Enamel Shapes!!
This is like 50.00 in FREEBIES! …

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

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Click the RETIRING LIST to see what’s left and the deep discounts that are available to you!  Make sure you have all your 2014-16 In-Color Refills and Paper that you need (some may be already gone).

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Hope you enjoyed today’s Simply Sunday card share, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Sunday with me …

Have a “PURRfect” day!

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Stampin’ Hugs ~



“Birthday” Card in a Box!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am going to share with you another of our Spring Retreat Cards. It’s a “Card in a Box” created with the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper and Balloon Celebration Bundle.

I’m going to let you in on a money saving tip … Items that are in the Occasions Catalog as bundles may be in the upcoming 2016-17 Annual Catalog – but they will NOT be bundled, so if you like any of the bundles in the catalog … snag them up NOW and save 15%.  Again, they will not be bundled, this is the “largest” discount you will get on these items.


There are several different ways and dimensional layouts out there to create the “Card in the Box” however I like to demonstrate and share the easiest way to create projects and cards. Life is just more fun when we aren’t stressing over such things.

We started our project just like you would a 2-4-6-8 box. Once the box was adhered together we used the back as our area for writing our greetings. All other flaps were decorated with the different patterns of designer paper.

We punched out the balloons with the “Balloon Bouquet Punch”. On this card I stamped the balloons with the dotted balloon image in the stamp set to create more dimension.  I also added a white highlight with the chalk marker and then added a light, even coat of Crystal Effects (retiring!) on my balloons. This gave it a nice sheen.


Our birthday greeting was die cut from the “Party Pop-Up” thinlits dies out of the beautiful “Dazzling Diamonds” Glimmer paper! The entire card is quite dramatic and a favorite of my grandchildren!

If you would like the instructions and “a card in the box” … just place an on-line order of $25 or more. I also have a monthly deal that if you order $35 or more, you will receive directions & a minimum of 1 sample from my Monthly Technique Club projects!  If you can’t choose between the two … you can get both by placing a $50 or more order in May.  Please use Hostess Code: HEESBTSZ

Retirement List

Don’t forget to check out the RETIREMENT LIST located on the right side bar of my blog and get the items you need before they retire on May 31st … especially Bundles and Ink-Refills (the markers and other items are already sold out).

I appreciate you taking time out of your day to visit my blog.

Have a fabulous day!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

Simply Sunday: Happy Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we will keep it short and simple … I know many of you are preparing for your Super Bowl parties!

So let’s begin with our beautiful stamp set “Helping Me Grow” and the hyacinth flower. I chose Perfect Plum and Whisper White for my color combination … simple.


I heat embossed the hyacinth with the White Emboss powder then highlighted the flower by sponging some ink over the flower. It also creates a bit of a shadow around the blooms. Wipe off any excess ink with a tissue so it does not smear.

The greeting was stamped from the Rose Wonder stamp set … you will also notice that I used the die from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. I love that Stampin’ Up! creates their stamp sets to coordinate with each other.


Sweet and Simple … don’t we all love cards like this! Thank you for stopping in.

Enjoy your game day, no matter what you are doing!




Sweet, Sweet Candy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Weekend to you! Many of you know besides being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, a blogger, Mom of 3, grandma of 11 and great-grandma of one … I also manage the candy store in my hometown.

So, what do you think I thought of when I say that little candy stamp in this months Paper Pumpkin kit?

Yep … a sweet but simple card featuring the candy! I used it to create the background …


I wanted plenty of color so I chose the Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cucumber, Watermelon Wonder and Wisteria Wonder and stamped that little candy stamp all over!

Then I chose the “You’re So Sweet” as my greeting and stamped it in Watermelon… that is when I decided to create a banner to highlight the greeting. For a bit more pop of color I added the Daffodil Delight and Crisp Cucumber behind it. (Subliminal message: Green and Gold)

The entire card front was matted with the Watermelon Wonder to make the greeting stand out and then that was layered onto the Whisper White background.


Cute & fun card for any occasion … birthday, sweet sixteen or just because!

Thank you for joining me today ~

I hope your day is filled with fun and lots of color!




Color Combination … put to the test!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you doing this fabulous day?  I’m feeling better every day, so I felt it was time to challenge my brain!   I decided to pick a color combination … then design the card.  What was I thinking?  In reality, it wasn’t that hard.  You’ll understand as you follow me through the steps.

It began with the Sweet Taffy designer paper and my choice of “Pumpkin Pie” …


Once I had the designer paper color, I when through the Color Coach to get my color pallet for my card.  As you can see … Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy completed my color combination.

For some fun and texture I embossed the base of my card with the new “Large Polka Dot”  embossing folder.  Oh boy … this one is going to get used a lot!


With the base done, it was time to adhere the designer paper, I matted it with the Night of Navy and scalloped one edge with the Scallop Edge Border punch.  The combination of these two colors emit a burst of energy!

Next I wanted a focal point that really stood out, so I picked the Hostess stamp set: Bloom with Hope.  This is the perfect stamp set to play with your Blendabilities, and as you have seen if you follow me … I use it a lot.

I used the Pumpkin Collection of Blendabilities, then added the Cherry Cobbler.  These two combined created such a warm and beautiful flower.  The Old Olive collection was used for the greenery and ties in nicely with the color scheme.


I used the Circle Framelit dies to cut out my flower image, then chose the 2-1/2″ punch to mat it because it is smaller & there was not as much of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock showing.   I used the Cherry Cobbler for the mat so it would pull out the cherry highlights out of the flower.

Finally my greeting … I must say, I have wanted to use the “Endless Birthday Wishes” stamp set for a long time, so I pulled the Happy Birthday from there!  This is the cutest stamp set and is Photopolymer.  If you like your stamps clear and stickin’ to your blocks … these are for you!


The greeting was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tried really hard to add a 3rd circle (in the flower shop, we always designed with odd numbers) but on this card … it just didn’t work!  Sometimes less is more.

Stay tuned because in the next few days I’ll tell you how you can get the Bloom with Hope Hostess set and a Free color collection of Blendabilities Markers!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and it’s brightens your day a bit.

Take care ~