Guest Stamper: Olivia H

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are all doing well today … It’s Friday!  I have to tell myself because sometimes I forget! lol  I was thrilled yesterday as my daughter Andrea surprised me with a new laptop and  to find an envelope in my mailbox … another card share! Yeah!!!!

Olivia sent me her version or alternative to the March Paper Pumpkin kit  ….

The card highlights the die cuts included in the Paper Pumpkin … Olivia stamped clouds onto her background which really creates an added depth to the card.  Even simply having the bunny behind the boots and putting the flower right in the front really adds dimension to this card … pretty, right!

It’s amazing how something so simple as the placement of your die cuts can really transform your card into a multi-dimensional image!

Olivia stamped her greeting “Wishing You Brighter Days Ahead” on a coordinating banner … the stamp set, ink spot (mini ink pad) and the banner were all included in the Paper Pumpkin. In fact, everything you need to create your cards / projects from your kits are included!! And … they come delivered right to your door each month!

To finish off her card, Olivia added a bit of “Wink of Stella” on the heart and a “smidge” of color on the bunnies nose!  Those are her words … but I have to say, I love the word “smidge” because it is a term used in one of my favorite movies … It’s a Wonderful Life ❤ “She doesn’t have a smidge of temperature”

And it truly is a Wonderful Life… Many of us maybe home bound but we can still connect with each other through this blog, through social media (which allows us “social distancing”) and through our cardmaking.  Thank you Olivia for sending me your beautiful card so I could share it with our stamping friends.

If you would like to send a card and have it shared on my blog, just send it to : Linda Schnabel * 2019 Miller Street  *  West Bend, WI 53095

APRIL BIRTHDAY SPECIAL ….

It’s my Birthday month so I’d like to celebrate by giving you a GIFT!  Since “Diamonds” are my birthstone and April is “Tax Time” … I will either send you a package of Rhinestones OR will pay the taxes on your order …Whichever is MORE!!  Qualifying orders of $50 or more (before Ship&Tax) can choose their FREE GIFT!  You MUST place your order “though” me so I can apply the FREE TAX or add your Rhinestones for FREE.  Here’s how it works … if you place a $50, the Rhinestones would be shipped FREE because they are higher in value than the taxes … if you placed a $100 or more order, you could choose!  Tax will vary depending where you live. This offer is Valid ONLY through me all month long!

Thank you all for stopping in today, sorry my post is a little late, still learning my new laptop!! lol

 

 

Thinking of You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am happy to share a beautiful card with you today that I created with the Bird Ballad suite which features the Free as a Bird Bundle.  My card was inspired by two friends, Evelyn from Canada and Becky who is in my downline! I have this amazing suite at home and when I saw what these ladies created, I decided to make one for you!!

April is my birthday month so I also have a “Special” deal for anyone who orders through me … plus, you’ll still receive your Virtual Rewards points! I’ll share more about that later.  Now I would like to introduce you to my Bird Ballad card ….

The card highlights the Laser-cut card with envelopes that come in a pretty tin that you can keep, or give to a friend filled with beautiful cards.  It is just part of the Bird Ballad Suite …

The Bird Ballad Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed.

The Bird Ballad Suite Bundle includes
* Free as a Bird Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Stitched Nested Labels Dies (10% off)
* Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
* Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin
* Very Vanilla 3/8″ (1 cm) Scalloped Lace Trim
* Bird Ballad Trinkets

Not only does my card highlight the Laser-cut Cards, it showcases the Bird Ballad Designer Series paper. The Laser-cut cards are beautiful and I really wanted emphasize the delicate lace pattern so I sponged the insert.

The great thing about this card is you can use any color cardstock behind the lace … or you can leave it just the way it is.  I chose my colors based off the colors in the Bird Ballad Designer paper, and YES, I fussy cut out the bird and flowers.  I find it relaxing… and we have plenty of time on our hands!

To create an illusion of depth, I sponged the edges of my Petal Pink cardstock with Calypso Coral and came in much farther on tow of my corners. I just really like this effect.

Here are the ingredients for today’s card … I have listed the entire suite, and then broke it down into the core items I used today …

Supply List

APRIL BIRTHDAY SPECIAL ….

It’s my Birthday month so I’d like to celebrate by giving you a GIFT!  Since “Diamonds” are my birthstone and April is “Tax Time” … I will either send you a package of Rhinestones OR will pay the taxes on your order …Whichever is MORE!!  Qualifying orders of $50 or more (before Ship&Tax) can choose their FREE GIFT!  You MUST place your order “though” me so I can apply the FREE TAX or add your Rhinestones for FREE.  Here’s how it works … if you place a $50, the Rhinestones would be shipped FREE because they are higher in value than the taxes … if you placed a $100 or more order, you could choose!  Tax will vary depending where you live. This offer is Valid ONLY through me all month long!

Lets finish up the card … I did fussy cut the bird and flowers from the designer paper and layered the flowers for added dimension.  To complete my card I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers.

I love this card, and it was pretty easy to make.  The beautiful laser-cut cards brings it to another level, without the work.

Thank you so very much for joining me today! I was thrilled I got to post … I’m working on a 20 year old computer!!  This old girl has outlasted 3 laptops!!  You have a wonderful day, and just remember, I’m Thinking of you!