Simply Sunday: Christmas Around the World

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card I would like to share with you. This card was created during my “Countdown to Christmas” virtual party during my “Stamp with Me” session yesterday. What a wonderful collaboration it was! Here is what we came up with ….

We were using the “Trimming the Town” Suite … They chose the base color of Misty Moonlight, which house we were going to use, how many trees and which of the two colors from the “All the Trimmings” ribbon we were going to use.

I chose the designer paper with Christmas greetings is the different languages because 2020 has been a year like no other… and we all went through this together. For some this pandemic and election has divided us but my WISH for Christmas is to realize life is short, don’t sweat the small stuff, and make it all small stuff … it’s time to gather our hearts together.

We used the Snow Globe dies and Shaker Domes to create our ornament on the card. The house and tree were cut out using the Home Together Dies from the Trimming the Town product suite. A dash of glittery snow was added and our card was complete!

They are so cute and super easy to make … they could also be made into gift tags to add to your presents!!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your Sunday is Simply beautiful.

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 ♥ 

Another Quick Christmas Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a Quick -n- Easy Christmas Card that I created with the Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack, and I have another version for you today!

Still didn’t break out the stamps and ink yet … just a little cutting and some stampin’ dimensionals and a touch of Wink of Stella …

The two (4″ x 6″) cards I used are actually the same … The front of the card is the “Celebrate the Season” which I cut out, and the back side is the holly which I used as my card front.

The holly card was trimmed down to 5-1/4″ and the piece that was cut off was tucked on the inside to decorate that too!

To finish off my card … I highlighted the greeting with my Wink of Stella. It adds a beautiful sparkle to the card.

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for joining me today.

Minnie or Mickey Card…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share what I came up with from the “Embossing Paste” background I made on Tuesday night. I hope you got a chance to watch the video yesterday, if you did … you know that I’ve created a card with the “polka dot” embossed background. Using the embossing paste adds such a fun texture to your card.

Well my friends, I couldn’t decide how I wanted to do this … so I did two cards!! I mentioned that the background reminded me of Minnie Mouse, so I thought … How Cute Would That Be??

I am just tickled pink with how it turned out!! It’s all glitzy … the background was done with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Minnie is from the Black Glitter paper and the greeting is highlighted with “Wink of Stella”!!

I used the “bow tie” from the upcoming “Well Suited” bundle with the Red Foil paper. The greeting comes from the Toile Christmas stamp set and die cut from the Christmas Cardinal die set. The greeting banner was colored with the Garden Green marker to coordinate with the leaf that was cut from the Poinsettia dies.

I couldn’t stop there, I had to have a Mickey!!

Made the background the same as above … polka dot mask and Shimmery White Embossing paste, I love it!! Mickey was made the same as Minnie but the hair bow was turned into a bow tie.

I used the “celebrate” from a past Paper Pumpkin kit but felt that it worked perfect for this card. This is one of the biggest benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. I die cut it from the Tasteful Labels dies…. same with the Black Glitter base.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created with the polka dot embossing paste … I had a “HOOT” making these! I may end up using Mickey for my daughters birthday, she is way more into Mickey than she is a “foo foo” card!

Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me. Join me back here tomorrow as I share the “lacey” background on the Peony Garden Designer Paper.

Enjoy your day ~

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 ♥ 

The Ease of Embossing Paste in Cardmaking …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you ever looked through the catalog and wondered “What is that for” … “How would I use that”? Well, today I’d like to answer that question on our “Shimmer White Embossing Paste! Time to make things Shimmer & Shine!!

You can now create tasteful texture and subtle sparkle with our Shimmery White Embossing Paste, and my video will show you how easy it is to apply. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy …..

I hope you enjoyed the video and watching my “creative process” as I work through how I built up this card. Can’t wait for you to see how the other “embossed masks” look when completed!

Here are some different angles of today’s card. We began with the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper and Seaside Spray cardstock and ink ….

I added the ribbon on my card because of a little line left from the masking. I do believe if I had used some washi tape or removable tape, it would have stopped that from happening.

My greeting was added and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, I then added some of the Seaside Spray cardstock behind the greeting before I popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The above photograph really shows what I wanted to highlight with my design … the shimmery tree from the paste and mask turned out so well and pairs perfectly with the images on the Feels Like Frost Designer paper.

The Elegant Faceted Gems really highlight the entire card as well … that little sparkle ties in so nicely with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

** Just make sure you clean off your mask and tools as you work, it will make it much easier when you are finished with your card.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today, to view the video and check out my cards. Are you inspired to try the Embossing Paste? I hope so … I have even more to show you with this fun medium!

Have a sparkling good day ~

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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Simple Wonder

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have one more Christmas card that I created using the Wonder of the Season Memories and More card pack. This cute card couldn’t be simpler to make ….

The printed bells card was trimmed down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … then I stamped the greeting onto the card. The greeting comes from the stamp set Cherish the Season.

Now it was time to take our Silver Bells to the next level … just grab your Wink of Stella to highlight the bells, it’s magical.

The Wink of Stella adds a beautiful shine to the bells, but I couldn’t stop there … I added the Glitter Crystal Effects to the berries … it added a nice texture to the card and really made them stand out.

To finish off the card … I secured the card to the Real Red card base with the Stampin’ Dimensionals. Super simple to make but oh so pretty.

I thank you for joining me today. I hope your Sunday is a good one.

Simply Sunday: Feels Like Frost 5 Minute Card …

Hello, Hello, Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? It is a bright sunny day here in Wisconsin … 68 degrees in November is sure to bring a smile on your face!! I have something else that will bring a smile to your face … a stunning Christmas card that will only take minutes to make!

Have you seen the Feels Like Frost Designer Series paper? Oh my … it’s beautiful! Stunning images on one side and silver foil designs on the other.

This only gives you a glimpse of the paper but I hope you get a picture of this, otherwise click on the link below and you will be able to see them close up.

Now lets get to that stunning and simple card that I created in minutes…

I began with the Misty Moonlight for my card base, which looked great with the pattern I chose. The snowy scene is like looking at a photograph.

I chose the Festive Corners for my greeting … it is so much fun to add to a card, yet the sweet font really adds beauty to the card. This was stamped with the coordinating Misty Moonlight.

The Feels Like Frost designer paper was trimmed down and matted with Whisper White to set the card off and help highlight those snowflakes.

Speaking of snowflakes … I highlighted them with the amazing “Elegant Faceted Gems”. They add a little sparkle and dimension to your card. And speaking of sparkle ….

Can you see the sparkly Metallic Mesh Ribbon (from the Magic in this Night Suite) this pretty bow is tied around the tree line in the card and really pulls your eye into that area … so pretty!

How amazing is this card and it only took around 5 minutes to create. Super … Simple … Stunning! These are the kind of cards I love. We all get a little busy, so it fits perfect into my schedule. (I still like some fussy cards too)

Hope today’s card inspired you to dig out some of your pretty paper and make some quick cards. Or if you have to have the Feels Like Frost … just click on the link below and it will take you to my online store.

Thank you for hanging out with me today! Hope you have a warm and wonderful day!

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 ♥ 

Ho Ho Ho … Look at the Snow!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

They say third time is a charm, so today is my third and last (for now) in my series of cards from the Trimming the Town Suite Collection. Today I’ll be using the dies from the bundle with focus on the Trimming the Town designer paper.

Our back ground is Pool Party and Snow … well, Whisper White cut into hills of fluffy layers of snow.

The dies not only cut out the stamped images but they also cut the house images on your designer paper … now that is what I call extra value.

I have another great tip that will bring even more value to your bundle … when cutting out the images on your designer paper (yes, you can cut out the trees too!) Don’t forget to cut the partial images as well … this is what I used, and hid them behind the snow!!

With our partial buildings and trees deep in the snow banks, I couldn’t help but add those sweet little Adhesive-backed Snowflakes.

This next picture shows a spattering of the “Wink of Stella” … this is done by tapping it onto a marker or such…

Just a reminder ….

When you purchase the Coming Home Stamp set individually or as part of the bundle or suite … $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You can help make a difference in the lives of those affected.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great day ~

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 ♥ 

From My Home to Yours …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the second in my series of cards from the Trimming the Town Suite Collection. Today I’ll be using the dies from the bundle along with the designer paper.

The Trimming the Town designer series paper is the backdrop to the card … with the forest of trees and a sprinkling of snow, it’s the perfect setting for my cabin.

I stamped my cabin on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Momento ink and then colored it with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Real Red for the Door and So Saffron for the Windows.

The snow was cut from the die included in the Coming Home Bundle… The greeting comes from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.

The “Warm Wishes” greeting fits perfectly in this serene setting. I have fallin’ in love with this bundle… besides being an amazing bundle/suite, you can make a difference with the purchase of the set …

When you purchase the Coming Home Stamp set individually or as part of the bundle or suite … $3 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You can help make a difference in the lives of those affected.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit me and learn about this opportunity to help others. Please let me know if you have any questions …. I am available to help.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

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 ♥ 

Christmas Town …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to share with you a very special suite, and one that I showcased last weekend at my Holiday Catalog Virtual Retreat Party. Over the next couple days I will share some that will give you a glimpse into this versatile suite …

Capture the feel of a hometown holiday with the whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings in the Trimming the Town Suite Collection.

The Trimming the Town Suite Collection includes:

  • Coming Home Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
  • Home Together Dies (10% off)
  • Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper
  • All the Trimmings Embellishments
  • All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack

Product colors: Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

This Christmas card features two patterns from this heartwarming designer paper and since the bottom design featured holiday wishes from all over the world … well, I thought I would add the “world”. I put a piece of Pool Party behind the Gold Foil die cut to create a more worldly effect!

The greeting was stamped from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and die cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies. All the pieces were brought together with the pretty “All the Trimmings” Olive ribbon, edged in gold.

Whether you purchase the Coming Home Stamp Set individually or as a part of a bundle or suite collection, $3** will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. You will be making a difference in the lives of those who benefit from these charities.

You will receive from me a very special “Thank you” card from me for your purchase.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, I’ll see you here tomorrow for another of my “Trimming the Town” suite.

Have a great day, and enjoy this beautiful weather.

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 ♥ 

Wednesday Wow: Poinsettia Petals Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed the video yesterday, as I’m back today with the stunning card featured in the video. My attendee’s were so excited with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper from that product showcase that I carried it into the Poinsettia Petals showcase … the results were nothing short of amazing!!

We’ll begin with our card base … Pretty Peacock which coordinates with our Brightly Gleaming Specialty Paper; enhanced with a mat of Copper Foil.

The focal point of our card is the stunning poinsettia embossed and cut with the specialty dies included in the Poinsettia Petals Bundle! I also hope you caught my tip on how to keep your dies aligned (it’s in the video).

It’s easy to see the beautiful texture and dimension these dies can created. And we finished off our poinsettia by adorning the center with the “Elegant Faceted Gems”… they are more stunning in person as they have a champagne color to them which really complements the Copper Foil Poinsettia.

Our poinsettia sits upon a piece of Very Vanilla cut from the Tasteful Labels dies and stamped in Pretty Peacock. Don’t ever be afraid of mixing and matching your bundles … they really can enhance your stamping experience.

For those of you who missed the LIVE presentation, don’t fret … I will be hosting another “All Day Stamp Party” on November 28th, 2020 – Small Business Saturday! I will have LIVE demonstrations, deals, prizes and a full day of fun!!

Thank you for joining me today,

Have a great day!

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 ♥ 

Christmas Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We made it through Monday!! I have a beautiful card to share with you that I have created while working on my Holiday Catalog Virtual Retreat Party. Today’s card features the Arrange a Wreath Bundle and Toile Christmas stamp set.

Beautiful layers of Seaside Spray and Whisper White cardstock are the base colors for the card. To create a “wintery” look, I used the Old World Paper 3-D embossing folder and added a touch of Wink of Stella onto the raised areas.

My wreath pieces were cut in Seaside Spray, Silver Foil and Whisper White … these were layered together and secured with the Tombo Liquid Glue. The Seaside Spray leaves have Wink of Stella on them and then they were all popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create more depth to the card.

I stamped the greeting which comes from the Toile Christmas and cut it out with the Christmas Cardinal dies. The banner has Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back for a lift over the wreath. To complete the card I added Adhesive Backed Snowflakes.

So what do you think about todays card? I’m hoping you enjoyed it … there will be a “Special” announced on during my Holiday Catalog Party for the Arrange a Wreath Bundle …. this will include the PDF / Full Color instructions to create 4 beautiful All Season Cards!

If you would like to join in on the FUN … Copy this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1497489893793307/   and put it in the Search Box … then request to be a member! 🙂 I would love to have you join us! It’s going to be a party!!

Don’t forget to meet me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape for a LIVE presentation for my Technique Tuesday event.

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your 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 ♥ 

Not to early for Christmas … Cards!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing cards I created with the Itty Bitty Christmas and Christmas Layers Dies, and a couple cards from Stampin’ Up!  It is amazing how different each card turned out … I wanted to show the different elements of the stamp set and dies to demonstrate how versatile this pair is.

The first card is bursting with holiday flair and is decked out in gold.  The floral pattern really highlights the greeting and ties in the gold throughout the card so nicely. The base is Shaded Spruce and the designer paper here is now retired but you could substitute the “Tis the Season” Designer Series paper … it has the pretty plaids too.

Here is another sample that highlights the floral dies cuts … I love these, they actually look more like a metal embellishment than a die cut piece of cardstock!! They also used the die cut image to create a fun background on this card.

My second card is so different from the first in that we have created our own “Shimmer” paper by spritzing the beautiful Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection.  For a little more sparkle, the snowflakes are cut from the Sparkle Shimmer Paper! But wait … there is one more layer of sparkle when I added the Rhinestones to the snowflakes.

My last card of the three is just simply elegant and done with White and Silver … and yes, graced with a touch of glitter. Instead of die cutting the image and adhering it to the base as I did in the first card, I actually cut it out of the front and used it to impose a second layer to the card… stunning.

I have another samples the highlights the foliage die …

If I didn’t tell you these cards were from the same stamp set and dies … you might not know that they were!! 

Thanks for checking in with me today … meet you back here tomorrow for some more samples.

Have some fun today!

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 ♥ 

Christmas Means More

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared the “I Believe” card (shown below) and today I’d like to share another card that I made during World Cardmaking Day using the same simple design.

I began with a Whisper White card base and 4″ x 6″ sheet of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper. I scored the designer paper at 5-1/4″ and folded the pretty polka dot side over onto the top of my plaid paper… No cutting!

Instead of using a piece of cardstock, I used another piece of the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper …

These fun designer papers look so great together and add such a fun core to the card. I’ve added the Silver Edge Ribbon to add a touch of bling to the card.

The focal point of my card is the Christmas Means More stamp set …

This is such a fun stamp set and really works well with any of our Holiday Designer Papers.

I did not get my video made yesterday but I will share it with you as soon as it’s done… and I’ll demonstrate how easy the cutting and embellishing the card is.

Thanks for coming back today … I’ll be back tomorrow this another pretty card.

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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Designer Paper Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a sweet -n- simple card that I made during World Cardmaking Day last weekend. It’s simple design makes it easy to create multiple cards … and with Christmas coming, that’s a good thing!

I began with a Whisper White card base and 4″ x 6″ sheet of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper. I scored the designer paper at 5-1/4″ and folded the pretty polka dot side over onto the top of my plaid paper… No cutting!

I found a piece of scrap in Real Red so I used the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder with the dots… I then added the Tulle Polka Dot Ribbon … it adds some fun and dimension to the card.

I used the Pine Tree Punch to punch out my Christmas tree … this piece was “Heat Embossed” with clear embossing powder from a demonstration I did LIVE for my Technique Tuesday on Facebook. Don’t want to waste anything and with the embossed tree, it really highlighted the designer paper on my card.

The greeting comes from the Christmas Means More stamp set. This stamp set was a must have on my Wish List. I BELIEVE … do you?

I hope you enjoyed today’s Simply Sunday card, I will be demonstrating this SIMPLE cardmaking technique tomorrow with yet another version of this card.

Thank you for joining me this Sunday, and I look forward to hanging out with you tomorrow.

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 ♥ 

A World of Good …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First and foremost I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who joined me yesterday for my All Day “Virtual” World Cardmaking Event … I had so much fun. The best part were the cards that we made together, and I’m here to share those with all today.

You can’t do World Cardmaking Day without using the World of Good Suite …

You will simply fall in love with this beautiful suite … it’s perfect for scrapbooking your travels and making beautiful cards! We stepped out of the box yesterday and created Christmas cards with this amazing suite. Let’s begin with the “Gold” card …

We began with the beautiful World of Good Specialty Designer Series paper … this is part of the entire suite or can be purchased along with the bundle (but you’re going to want it all!) It’s hard to see but the designer paper has a Gold Foil mat behind it.

Next, we sponged Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz onto Whisper White Cardstock and die cut with the detailed globe die. These were then glued onto Gold Foil paper to tie in the gold in the World of Good Specialty Designer Series paper.

Once we attached our “world” we wanted to make them look like Christmas Ornaments so we added bows, using the Old Olive ribbon from the”All the Trimmings” Ribbon Combo pack. This added a cute touch to the card and gave us the “ornament” look we were going for.

Next up… our greeting which comes from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. I embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of scrap paper that was previously watercolored from my Technique Tuesday LIVE on Facebook. My stampin’ friends and I were very happy with the way this turned out, so we moved onto our next card ….

We started this card with our globes … Stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and sponged with Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz. Then they were die cut with the coordinating dies from the bundle. Wink of Stella was added on the sponged areas … and then they were embossed with Clear Embossing powder … WOW!!

For the backgound we choose the Old World Paper embossing folder …

The Old World Paper embossing folder is included in the product “suite” … I will have the suite and the bundle along with the other products listed below for you. During our stamping session, I let the attendees of my presentation pick out the background color … the winner was Old Olive …

I had to share this angle with you so you could see that the Wink of Stella shows through beautifully with the clear embossing … it also makes the black stand out! They are stunning! To keep with the ornament them, I used the Black Bakers Twine that was included with the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!

The greeting comes from Itty Bitty Christmas and was die cut using the cirlcle dies. The little banner behind it was hand cut and used to pop the greeting.

I hope you enjoyed these two beautiful cards the I created with the help of my stampin’ friends on World Cardmaking Day. It was a blast!!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have 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