Let’s Get that Cozy & Bright Feeling …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to share with you the “newest” kit in our Kits Collection, the Cozy & Bright Kit. Celebrate the season with a card kit that has everything you need to wish those you love a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

This kit is a quick way to make 12 festive cards to celebrate the holiday season. Your Christmas cardmaking has never been easier.

Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you–get your all-inclusive kit and make quick and beautiful cards everyone will love! Here is everything you will need to make your cards, including the Step by Step instructions.

Kit Includes:

  • Cozy & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Poppy Parade
  • Predesigned projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting). Including printed die-cut sheets: sticker adhesive sheets & non-adhesive sheets
  • Makes 12 cards of 1 design
  • Gold foil accents
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • 12 preprinted envelopes
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects
  • Linen thread
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
  • Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie

I not only love the design of these cards (I can almost smell them – YUM) but I love that once the cards are sent, you still have a beautiful set of Christmas sentiments to keep and use over and over again. Here is the stamp set included in this kit ….

Our kits are perfect for beginners, but as a busy working girl … I love the ease and peace of mind that you get when you can create and send beautiful cards to your friends and family, without having to design your own (that’s OK too!)

Life sometimes has a way of sneaking into your plans … lol, and the kits allow you a little help when needed. I keep several on hand … birthday, thank you and all occasions. There are many kits to choose from.

Take a look, this card even has a touch of “bling” with gold splatter on the background. I just fell in love with this kit. In fact, I even thought of putting some Orange & Cinnamon oils on my card so you could smell those warm holiday scents! What do you think? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Have a warm and wonderful day ~

Here is the link for today’s kit and a few of my favorites …

Toile Christmas Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We were graced with an amazing Leaders Summit … so many ideas and information shared. I can’t wait until our OnStage event because then we get sneak peeks into the January thru June Mini Catalog!!

But … let’s not jump the gun yet because we have an incredible Annual Catalog and a Mini Catalog full of stunning new stamp sets, dies and kits! One of my favorite stamp set and coordinating dies came back and I was thrilled … Toile Christmas. Who doesn’t LOVE Cardinals!?

I love Cardinals and I love this card! It is full of depth and texture … the base is Whisper White with a Old Olive mat and a Whisper White background embossed with the Subtle 3-D Folder. The Soft Suede is die cut with the Stitched so Sweetly Dies and embossed with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing folder.

My images from the Toile Christmas stamp set were stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and die cut with the Christmas Cardinal dies. I used the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Soft Suede Combo packs to color the Cardinal and the branch. I have a video on coloring with Stampin’ Blends HERE: Stampin’ Blends Tutorial.

The sentiment was stamped with the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set in Old Olive ink … then punched out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. I also covered it in Wink of Stella!!

The greeting, cardinal and branch were all popped up using both the regular Stampin’ Dimensionals and the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Even though there is a lot of texture to the card, popping up the images really draws your eye to an already stunning card.

This was my first go at using the Toile Christmas stamp set and I am thrilled with the way it turned out.

Thank you so much for visiting me this Monday. If you liked my card today, please click the LIKE button on the bottom of this post.

Have yourself a beautiful 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 ♥ 

Still Scenes Masking Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Saturday to you! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created with the beautiful Still Scenes stamp set …

So I began my search for inspiration on Pinterest, and what I found was NO samples using ONLY the stamp set! I agree, the coordinating die set is beautiful … but, what if you don’t have it? (I do … but) I wanted to show the beauty of this stamp set so today I will share that with you …

Because I used the MASKING Technique on this card, I started with the Shimmery White Cardstock and it is perfect for the snow globe! I wanted to use ONLY the images from the stamp set.

I began with my base and stamped it with VersaMark and then applied the Silver Embossing powder … once heat set, I moved to the snow globe. If you’re making multiple Christmas Cards, use your Stamparatus for perfect placement every time. Once the globe is stamped, stamp the home scene directly into the snowglobe. Now it’s time to mask …

You will need to stamp your globe image (base if desired) This is where the Stamparatus comes in handy, as it gives you the same alignment as your card. Stamp images onto a plain piece of paper, not cardstock … you could stamp it onto a sticky not and use that to adhere to the stamped card front.

With your Sponge Daubers and Pool Party ink …. gently apply ink (I do my application by small circular motion so you do not get any stopping and starting points of ink on your cardstock. You just want a soft glow of color behind the image … or that is how it appears! It adds dimension to your card without using die cuts, and we got texture from the embossing!

Don’t put that Pool Party ink pad away, you will need it to watercolor your silver base of the globe….

I used the Water Painters which hold water for easy watercoloring. Just squeeze your ink pad together so you have ink on the top inside and use that for your watercoloring tray … the squeeze a few drops of water from the Water Painters, mix and begin painting the ink into the base … you can add as much or as little as you want to make it darker or lighter … the painters give you more control and do not harm the embossing.

Color as needed, then assemble …

I forgot to mentions that I cut out the front with one of the larger rectangle dies… just to add a touch more texture. I added some brown to the trees using the writing tip of our regular markers, the sidewalk and sides of house are Smoky Slate, the tree is Old Olive and the door is Real Red.

You can see by the photo that the card front itself is adhered directly onto the Pool Party mat … it is the mat that is popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals directly onto the Shimmery White base.

Sometimes just the simple stamping techniques you learned when you first began stamping are still amazingly beautiful. Don’t forget to add the Wink of Stella in the snow and on the roof top! Santa needs something soft to land on!

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope that you learned a new technique or a stampin’ tip or two.

Enjoy this 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 ♥ 

A Christmas Bridge Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised … I’m back to share the “Bridge Card” that my Stamp Club members made this month!

I picked 2 of my favorite bundles to create this amazing card, the Brightly Lit Christmas, Carols of Christmas and added the Detailed Gate as my bridge!

My color pallet consists of Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basis Black, Garden Green and a pop of Real Red.

We used the little spots stamp from Brightly Lit Christmas to create snow on our Soft Sky background. The trees are from the Cardfront Builder Thinlets Dies from the Carols of Christmas Bundle (same with the deer).

Since the gate is not wide enough to reach the ends of the card … We used the lamp posts to anchor the card and hid the seam of the gate.

I’m pretty proud of this card … and I love the look of the gate as my bridge. Simple to create and it folds down to slide right into your envelope!

Thanks for stopping back today, enjoy your Friday …

Have a great weekend!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


JOY in Silver & Gold

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s video … Today I have a stunning card created with the Year of Cheer Product Suite.

I created this card for our 2017 Annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat … it truly highlights many of the wonderful products from the suite.

Done is Silver and Gold this card is sure to add glitz to the holiday. The pretty pattern from the designer paper was the basis of the card. I also wanted to showcase the Snowflake folder so we embossed it in silver. A strip of gold washi tape ties the two pieces together.

Next, I wanted to create a focal point for the card … the greeting!  I stamped a snowflake in silver and set aside to dry. (You can heat set to dry as well) Once dry, I stamped the greeting in gold (or VersaMark) and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I used the Circle Framelit dies to cut out my greeting and then cut a scalloped edge circle in gold to mat the greeting and tie it all together with the other silver and gold.

To complete the card, we cut one of the beautiful Foil Snowflakes in half and adhered it over the washi tape … yet it allowed that touch of gold to still be seen. I cased portions of this card from one I found on Pinterest.

Hope you enjoyed the card and got a glimpse of how all these products go together so beautifully. I have another for you tomorrow… we’ll celebrate in Champagne!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have yourself a wonderful Friday ~

Shakin’ Up Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I told you that I would “jazz” yesterday’s layout / card.

The left over piece from the tree out of 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper is now being backed with a piece of “Window Sheet” and the foam strips to create a SHAKER CARD!!


I used the “Mica Flakes” in the Holiday Catalog (pg.41) to use in my shaker card.

The background is also the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and thought I would run it through the BigShot using our Softly Falling impressions folder. It is VERY subtle but adds a really cool touch to the card.

The greeting comes directly from the “Santa’s Sleigh” stamp set … You know I bundled this awesome duo. I then highlighted it with a touch of gold foil cardstock … it coordinates with the gold Mica Flakes.


I finished off the card and topped the tree with a gold star from the Metallic Shapes in the Annual Catalog and two of the circle shapes to anchor the greeting.

Thank you from stopping back today …

I hope your day is a good one. Stay Warm!


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Simply Sunday: Sweet Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends & a Happy Sunday to you!

A quick post for you today, but it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, because our card was created using the “Candy Cane Lane” product suite!

You will need the “Candy Cane Lane” Designer Series paper, the “Candy Cane Christmas” stamp set and the beautiful “Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge” Ribbon. Just so you have everything handy … also grab your “Triple Banner Punch”, Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, Real Red ink pad and your Dazzling Diamonds Glitter! Now we’re ready …


As you can see, the base of our card is Early Espresso as is our 1″ banner. This color not only coordinates with the designer paper, but made our house really “pop”. The banner on the opposite side, balances your card nicely.

The background reminding me of a snowy day (even though it was crumb cake) We are in the land of Gingerbread houses so I guess anything goes! lol 

Speaking of houses, our cute little gingerbread house was cute directly from one of the “Candy Cane Lane” Designer Series paper sheets! All we did was add a little glitter! The “Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge” Ribbon was added to anchor the house and add a pop of color to the card.  The house was then mounted with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Only thing left to complete the card was the greeting from the “Candy Cane Christmas” stamp set, and I truly with you a Sweet Season!

Thank you for taking time our of your Sunday to visit, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Better yet, have a sweet day ~

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Joy for All

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a card to share that was created by our Stampin’ Up! team at the home office. A quick and easy Christmas card using the Boughs & Berries Bundle (p. 30)!


Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 15%.

Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set … Make your holidays berry merry. With so many image options, this will be your holiday go-to stamp set.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Hope you enjoyed the card …  Thank you for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day ~


Let’s Be Jolly

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a quick and simple way to whip up a card! One of the easiest way’s to create a quick card is by using one of our “Project Life” Card Collections. My card today was made with the “Seasonal Snapshot 2015” Card Collection.


The double sided, color coordinated cards come in 3 sizes, so it’s easy to layer coordinating pieces for your card. Because they are sized for a scrapbook pocket, the larger pieces may need a bit of trimming, but hey … put that piece inside your card!


I really thought the “Let’s Be Jolly” was fun and that it looks great against the background card, but I wanted a pop of color … my solution was to add one of the cute holiday buttons from the “Home for Christmas” Designer Buttons and white bakers twine.

Thank you for spending part of your day with me …

Hope you have a “Jolly” kind of day!







Let me introduce you …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I posted the Weekly Deals which has some really fun items…

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Let me start with the “File Tabs Edgelit Dies”. If your looking for a way to jazz up your workspace … Create your own file folders using Designer Series Paper.

This video shows you how to use your Big Shot and File Tabs Edgelits Dies for a home office just right for you. Check out these really fun ideas …


Next is the Bow Builder Punch … Skip the store and make your own tiny bows with just one punch. Watch this video to learn how easy it is to create custom bows.

Here is a little project I made with the Bow Builder punch.  A simply layout you can use for any type of card… just change out your designer paper and greeting! I love the bow with the tag!


Here is a Christmas card I made last year with the Silver Foil Vellum … I’ll be sure to get my next pack on sale (this weeks Weekly Deals) and make more cards this year!


I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about some of the products featured in the Weekly Deals and the card samples I shared with you.

Thanks for spending time with me today!

Have a day filled with fun and creativity ~


Holiday Trees …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised, I am going to show you what I did with the leftover Designer paper from yesterday’s card.

Again I kept it simple and my color pallet was taken from the “Trim the Tree” designer paper; Garden Green and Pistachio Pudding … with a pop of Silver Glimmer Paper.

I used the new “On Point” embossing folder to texture the Pistachio and the Perfect Polka Dots folder on my tree.


The tree was punched from the new “Tree Punch” that coordinates with the “Festival of Trees” stamp set.  It was then framed using the Ovals Collection Framelits and Silver Glimmer Paper.

I use the Fast Fuse to attach my framed tree to the Glimmer paper … it holds beautifully.  If you don’t have it yet, then I suggest glue dots or dimensionals, both will work nicely.

I finished off my card with a cute little silver bow, using the 1/8″ Silver ribbon.  So … are you wondering what I did with the tree I punched out?  Check it out … I’ve posted after the list of ingredients.


Here is a list of our current Stampin’ Up! promotions …

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Just click on the picture (link) for full details or CLICK HERE to view the all.

Thank you for stopping back today.

Hope you have a great day ~


 Here is a list of today’s ingredients …


Thanks again … Have a great day!


Time for a “Man Card” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

We are always looking for masculine card ideas, even at Christmas time … well look no further!  I have the answer to your “I need a manly Christmas Card”  search.

I wanted to keep it simple so I chose the monochromatic color scheme of Early Espresso and Whisper White with just a pop of Pistachio Pudding.

Today I’m using the “Trim the Tree” Designer Series Paper Stack to create my “manly” Christmas card.    This paper stack has so many delightful patterns you will be able to make a ton of great cards with it. I picked the “trees” and teamed it with the Woodgrain embossing folder.


Instead of a bow, I used the Thick Bakers Twine and simply tied a knot into it.  It’s great for guy cards and added a nice touch of dimension.

The greeting “peace & joy” is from the exclusive “Good Greetings” hostess set.  Remember you can get this free when you have a qualifying stampin’ party, book show, or order.  Contact me for details.


Here is a list of our current Stampin’ Up! promotions …

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Just click on the picture (link) for full details or CLICK HERE to view the all.

Thanks for stopping in today, tomorrow I will have more with the left-overs from the designer paper!

Have a wonderful day!


 Here is a list of today’s ingredients …


Warmth & Wonderful Christmas Greetings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  I guess my mind is just on Christmas these days … I’ve been placing candy orders at work (for Christmas) and I’m preparing for my Holiday Retreat at home, so … Christmas, Christmas, Christmas.  I don’t mind, it’s quite fun.

I did however have a bit of a break today as our town celebrated Trick or Treat.  I had an Alien invasion … and he brought his kitty along!  lol …  It is my youngest grandson Isaiah and his sister, Hailey.


Here is my little alien revealed… A bit of a shock for Hailey I see!  Makes for good scrapbooking captions, doesn’t it!!


We didn’t have too many trick or treaters, so as I was busy designing cards (Eileen was cutting) … I set the bowl of candy out and let them have fun!  To my surprise, there was still candy remaining in the bowl.

Now … on to today’s card share.  It is a simple card but heck, when you have to make a bunch of cards, simple is the way to go.

I started with a Whisper White base, then embossed the next layer of Whisper White with the “Northern Flurry” Embossing Folder.  I love the way layering white on white looks.


Believe it or not, the strip of designer paper was a scrap piece left from my club cards this month.  It comes from the “Season of Style” paper pack in the Holiday Catalog.

I then topped off the designer paper with the “Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding” … this is one of my favorites for ribbon.  The seam binding lays nicely and ties so easily.  One tip though … when tying your bow, don’t pull from the ends because it frays easily, grab it closer to the knot.

I looked around a bit for a greeting that I thought would like nice with this card… then I found it in the “Warmth and Wonder” stamp set.  This is a Hostess set from the Holiday catalog.


You can your “Warmth & Wonder” Stamp set for free with qualifying sales / order of $150 or more.


Ask me how you can do an on-line party (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) then we’ll get you this set and more for free!  We all need supplies for our Christmas cards, so get in touch with your friends and let’s get together!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

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






Warmth & Wonder – WOOD



Warmth & Wonder – CLEAR



Northern Flurry Emboss Folder



Season of Style Paper Pack



Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

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

Christmas Wishes in Silver …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are having a good weekend.  It’s a bit chilly here in Wisconsin, and I have to admit … I have turned the heat on a time or two!

In my last post, I shared with you a simple card using the “Joyful Christmas” stamp set, so I wanted to show you another that is entirely different.

Today’s card share is a non-traditional but stunning Christmas card.  Normally we don’t think of using black for Christmas cards, but paired with the beautiful Silver Foil Sheets, you can’t go wrong.


I teamed up this color combination with the “Triple Time” Technique to create this elegant card.  It really was quite easy to create.  I began with a 4 x 4 inch square in the silver foil.  I cut my black mats 1/2″ smaller.  With that in mind, the silver squares are: 4″ x 4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″, and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  The black will measure: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.

Once all your layers are cut, you take out the black mats, stack up the silver … then stamp and emboss.

I used the Silver Metallic Encore pad as my ink medium, then the silver embossing powder.  You will notice some gaps between the layers of silver… it’s OK because your black mats will cover that up.  Be sure to align your stamped image before assembling.


My Christmas Wishes come from the “Joy to the World” stamp set, and are also stamped with the Encore pad, then embossed with the silver embossing powder.

Hope you enjoyed the two different styles of the poinsettia, Joyful Christmas stamp set.

Thanks so much for sharing your day with me.

Stop back again for more inspiration.

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






Joyful Christmas – WOOD



Joyful Christmas – CLEAR



Joy to the World – WOOD



Joy to the World – CLEAR



Silver Foil Sheets



Silver Embossing Powder



Heat Gun



Rhinestones – Basic Jewels

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