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 ~

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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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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ORDER HERE

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 ~

Linda

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“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.

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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.

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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!

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