Friday Fun: More Pinwheel Tower Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with more Pinwheel tower cards. I’ll be sharing the video replay of the Pinwheel Tower card again for our new viewers … it has the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. In the video you heard me say that this has color on one side and black and white on the other, so….

For a pop of color, I did the Ombre technique using Bermuda Bay ink and my Blending Brush. I love how it turned out. I did “each side” as it lays flat the same … not intermingling the designer paper like I did on the other cards. So one side is Ombre and the other is ….

With some of the leftover Basic Black cardstock, I created a “pocket” to tuck in some money or a gift card into it!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

I used the Elegantly Said bundle for my greeting as I did on one of the other cards, and I dyed the edges of the Glitter Organdy Ribbon to coordinate and add a hint of color to the tag.

My next card highlights the stunning Expressions in Ink Designer Paper… The pattern was cut to flow around the entire card. I simply can not resist beautiful designer paper … it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

I used the Create with Friends stamp set and stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen … I adorned the card with the 2021-23 In-Color Gems, also the Evening Evergreen.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save designer paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed these additional cards. Thank you for joining me today ….

Have a wonderful weekend!

Here is a list of supplies used to create today’s cards. You can click on any one of them to view the product and get more details. It will take you directly to my store so you may begin shopping for the items you need. Thank You ❤

Simply Sunday: Expressions of Friendships

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Let me wish any guys out there a “Happy Father’s Day” and a Happy Sunday to all of you. Today I have some great cards for you … If you are looking for some unique, pretty and simple ways to make cards, I have the answer for you today ….

Get yourself the “Create with Friends” stamp set, a package of “Expressions in Ink” Designer Series paper, and a package of “Guilded Gems” and you’ll be ready to create cool, quick cards!

Don’t you just love the pretty patterns of this paper, oooooh … then add gold and it’s irresistible. Now it’s time for the “Create with Friends” stamp set …

Now it’s time to get stampin’ and combine the two together … the hardest part will be deciding which one of the beautiful papers you want and what greeting you’d like on it. Maybe you want to send a card to a special friend, you can combine the stamps to create your own greeting …

I used Polished Pink cardstock and ink to coordinate with my designer paper. The watercolor splits perfectly in the center so you can highlight your greeting. It’s so pretty and so easy! #simplestamping

Let’s continue with another pattern, this time the designer paper was cut so the exposed area is on the side … a perfect place for our greeting.

I thought it would be pretty to emboss my greeting in gold to highlight the gold that is laced through the watercolor design of the paper. I think this card is perfect for birthday’s, a graduation, a new job … anything! On both cards I have decided to use the Gilded Gems, not only to coordinate but to add more depth and texture to the cards. They are way prettier than they appear on the cards.

I’m so happy you stopped by today to take a look. I hope you are having a wonderful day… Thank you.

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

Expressions in Ink: You’re Amazing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card that I created using the amazing “Expressions In Ink” Designer Series Paper. Many of the papers have ribbons of gold foiling running through the beautiful jewel tone colors like Evening Evergreen, Jade, Magenta Madness, and Pale Papaya….

During my LIVE demonstrations this weekend, I showed my attendee’s how simple it was to cut these designer papers to maximize it’s beauty and have NO waste! Here is one of the cards I created ….

The beautiful water color design add such a natural look … as if I created it myself! Luckily it was done for me and I had no mess to deal with!!

I teamed up my Expressions in Ink Designer Paper with the “Creating with Friends” stamp set. This stamp set is fun and easy to work with, and you can create an multitude of options …

Don’t you just love all of the different options for greeting you can create with this stamp set? I kept it simple by just saying … “You’re Amazing” and I stamped it in the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya ink.

Using the Medium Daisy Punch, I added the flower, however, as Kathie D. commented during the demonstration … it was pretty even before we added the daisy!! The center was punched from a piece of scrap out of the same paper.

I used the Pale Papaya faceted glitter gems from the Genial Gems that were introduced in our new Annual Catalog to add some texture and a pop of glitz around the greeting You can find these cute gems on page 142.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a spell today. I’d love to hear what you think about this amazing 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

CONNECT, CRAFT & COLLECT Stampin’ Up! is gifting an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards to all orders that reach the $250+ mark May 4 – June 14! This is the perfect perk for those who host parties or those who place large individual orders. Click here for more details.

An awesome Starter Kit special is being offered now through May 31st to help kick off of the new 2021-22 Annual Catalog! Choose up to $155 worth of product ($30 more than usual) and pay just $99. Click here for a few more details.

Please let me know if you have any questions about today’s card share, products you’ve seen or our promotions… I’m here to help you.

Thanks again for stopping by, Linda

Simply Sunday: Expressions In Ink

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I trust you are having a wonderful weekend. Today I’d like to add a splash of color with the stunning Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous paper is in tune with Simple Stamping but you are going to look like an artist!

You will recognize this paper as it adorns the front of our New 2021-22 Annual Catalog. I chose the floral pattern in Magenta Madness and also used that color as my cardbase. The paper is simply cut 6″ x 4″ and then trim it down to 5-1/4″ … this will fit the front of your card, leaving a nice border of Magenta Madness around it. You will use the 3/4″ piece that you cut off on the inside of your card … it fits nicely on the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White.

With the beautiful gold throughout this design, I felt using gold embossing powder for my greeting was perfect. I’m using the New Create with Friends stamp set and I embossed it on a 1-1/2″ strip of Vellum Cardstock. Making this card was super simple and yet looks so elegant. To complete the look, I used the Gilded Gems … the largest ones because they “hide” the small Stampin’ Dimensionals!!

I can’t wait to show you even more at my Catalog Launch Party … be sure to get connect with me. Here is the link: Then just simply request membership! Fellow demonstrators are welcome to follow along, but are excluded from the prizes, as they are reserved for my customers and downline. I appreciate your understanding.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me and my blog! I truly appreciate your time.

Enjoy the 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

Creating with Friends

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday!! I have two cards to share with you today featuring the “Pattern Party” Designer Series paper from our Hostess Collection and the fun and fabulous “Creating with Friends” stamp set! Well … I think it’s fun and fabulous!!

This stamp set has playful fonts and great sentiments to help you celebrate friendships in many ways and when it’s paired up with the Pattern Party designer paper, well … you have a winning combination!! Let’s begin …

I used my “split” technique for my cards today ~ super simple and a paper saver. Here is my video to show you how this technique works …

I love this technique, it is quick and simple yet can really make your card fun, plus it’s saves your designer paper because you are using 4″ x 4″ squares of paper … so no waste!!

My next card is using the same technique, with the same paper pack, just a different design. It comes with 48 sheets of designer paper, 4 each of 12 double-sided designer papers, so … 24 different patterns!!

Here’s the card …

So fun and so colorful, yet with 24 different patterns in this paper pack you’ll also find subtle designs, great textures and fun patterns! When it comes to the Create with Friends stamp set, you will find the same creative variety and ways to express your feelings … I simply had to have it! I love my greeting / sentiment sets!

I’ll be sharing more samples using these two products at my Catalog Launch Party … I hope you join me!! I’ll begin sharing on Tuesday and leading up to the LIVE events Friday & Saturday May 21st & 22nd. If you’re in need of a demonstrator and some fun, CLICK HERE & join us!!

Thank you for joining me today, please let me know if you have any questions on my cards, technique or the NEW Catalog Launch Party … I’d be happy to answer them.

Have a good day, and a wonderful weekend.

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