Hello, Irresistible suite & FUN and Easy Embossing Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Today I’m sharing the video replay of my Facebook LIVE and I’m highlighting the Hello, Irresistible suite and a FUN and Easy Embossing Technique. Then I’ll share an alternative design using Black Ink verses the White Embossed flowers you see in the video …

This suite is so fun to work with and the flowers … well, they are perfect for so many techniques. Embossing is one of my all time favorite techniques because it adds an elegance and texture to your cards, and when you combine it with a touch of ink … you get depth too.

I used the designer paper for the background and to cut out the leaves, so if you are used to embossing or die cutting, you will find this card pretty easy to recreate. Overall, I would give it a medium rating.

Now for the “Black” ink card. I used a lot of the same materials and the dauber technique as well. I cut the leaves out as I did on the first card but used the “other” awesome die in the bundle. Check this out …

The card base is Basic Black and cut 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″, and the second black piece is cut to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and then die cut with the circular die. The card front is Petal Pink (same as the small flower) and measures 4″ x 5-1/4″.

And this time I added the “purple” adhesive dots for my purple fans! Both card were fun to make and somewhat similar but they really look different! I love it ūüôā

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards, and thanks to those who came over to my blog from Facebook to check it out.

Have a great day … Linda

Sending “Feel Good” Birthday Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With the holidays upon us, are you ready for the Good Feelings and Peaceful Moments? Well … I’m combining these two stamp sets to create a fun and happy Birthday Card! I made this card for my Demonstrator Design Team this month.

The Tahitian Tide Designer Paper makes this card bright and fun! Check it out. I’ll be sharing instructions and the dimensions with you as well …

To create this card I am listing the measurements and instructions, plus the supplies needed … they are listed below and linked to my store so you can learn more about the product.

Measurements: 

  • Card Base:  Thick Basic White: 8-1/2‚ÄĚ x 5-1/2‚ÄĚ; score at 4-1/4‚ÄĚ
  • Layer #1: Tahitian Tide Designer Paper Cut with Largest Scallop Die
  • Layer #2:  Vellum Cardstock Die cut with second largest Scallop Die
  • Layer #3:  Scrap for Greeting and Daisy (punch twice)

Instructions:

  • Cut and fold card base as listed above..
  • On Layer #2 (Card Front) Tahitian Tide paper: Using Scallop Contour Dies cut with largest scallop die and attach directly to card front.
  • Using Layer #2: Die cut vellum using second largest scallop die.
  • Ink greeting with White Craft ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder ‚Äď Heat set with Heat Tool. (Option: Use Embossing Buddy prior to stamping to help prevent powder from sticking onto vellum cardstock).
  • Attach Layer #2 Card front to Layer # 1 Card Base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (STAMP TIP: I lightly added glue behind the embossed words to hid it and keep it from showing through vellum)
  • Punch 2 Daisies out with Medium Daisy punch and adhere with Liquid Glue ‚Äď making sure the petals are off set from each other. Attach with a Dimensional.
  • Stamp Happy Birthday greeting on piece of scrap and cut ends at an angle.

This sweet and fun card is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face … young or old. And if you’re like me, you sure don’t mind a little sunshine when there is blizzard warnings lurking about!

Thanks for the visit today … I hope you feel inspired to create a little sunshine today!

Here is my supply list for you …. If you don’t have some of the supplies, you can click on them for more information or to add it to your shopping cart. Thank you.

Throwback Thursday: Daisy Garden in Gold

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card from the Daisy Garden stamp set, and it’s stunning in gold! I embossed the Daisy Garden in Gold on Very Vanilla cardstock. Let me just say, sometimes simplicity can be stunning …

I matted the embossed image with the Gold Foil paper (4″ x 5-1/5″) which really highlights the gold daisies. This front is attached to the Very Vanilla Base (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″). Heat embossing is the technique that attracted me into stamping!

The greeting comes from the upcoming “Celebrating You” stamp set … it will be available January 4th in the Mini Catalog, as will the beautiful Brushed Brass Butterflies! I die cut the greeting with the Tasteful Labels dies …

I added a strip of the beautiful Gold Shimmer Ribbon that can be found in the current Mini that expires on January 3rd. So today … you got to see something new, with something in our annual catalog. I like utilizing my stamps and accessories from both catalogs.

Thank you for joining me today. 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 ♥

Daisy Garden in Gold

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have yet another card from the Daisy Garden stamp set, and it’s stunning in gold! I embossed the Daisy Garden in Gold on Very Vanilla cardstock. Let me just say, sometimes simplicity can be stunning …

I matted the embossed image with the Gold Foil paper (4″ x 5-1/5″) which really highlights the gold daisies. This front is attached to the Very Vanilla Base (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″). Heat embossing is the technique that attracted me into stamping!

The greeting comes from the upcoming “Celebrating You” stamp set … it will be available January 4th in the Mini Catalog, as will the beautiful Brushed Brass Butterflies! I die cut the greeting with the Tasteful Labels dies …

I added a strip of the beautiful Gold Shimmer Ribbon that can be found in the current Mini that expires on January 3rd. So today … you got to see something new, with something in our annual catalog. I like utilizing my stamps and accessories from both catalogs.

Thank you for joining me today. 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 ♥

Tidings of Christmas: In July!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve been bitten by the bug … blame it on Lifetime movies and their Christmas in July marathon!! lol Today I’m sharing a pretty card that I created using the Tidings of Christmas Suite… and will showcase non-traditional colors.

We begin with a Early Espresso card base … and back! I’m loving the layers on this card. I then chose the Sahara Sand pattern from the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer paper, it’s so cute with starry snowflakes.

The focal point of my card is the beautiful stars created with the coordinating dies from the Tidings & Trimmings bundle (part of the entire suite). The solid star is Early Espresso and the detailed star is cut from the “Gold” from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Oh, the Metallic paper is so pretty so I used it to enhance the designer paper as well, and to jazz up my greeting …

I stamped my greeting with the VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with our Gold Embossing powder. The raised verse in Gold looks great with the raised detailed star!

The stars were popped up to add dimension to the textured star … then I gave the banner a little wave to create some “action” to the card.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine trying out new techniques, so I hope you join me this Tuesday for my Facebook LIVE and a technique that is something special.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have 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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Love Stories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’re looking for a love story, then you’ll find one in today’s card featuring the beautiful Simply Elegant suite. The suite includes the Elegantly Said stamp set with coordinating Elegant Tag Punch, and the stunning Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Paper…. and I will be using all three.

We begin with this pretty pattern of designer paper in white and gold… so elegant. I matted this onto a piece of Gold Foil paper to really bring the gold out.

The card base is Basic White and our beautiful card front was mounted directly to it.

The next step was to create the greeting … This was done by stamping the verse with the VersaMark ink and then heat embossing with our Gold Embossing powder. The raised verse in Gold looks so elegant and pretty …

Next, our greeting was punched with the Elegant Tag punch on both ends. This is done by sliding the cardstock through the back of the punch. I added the Gold Pearls from the Metallic Pearls collection at each end of the punch.

Lastly, I popped up my greeting with the Stampin’ Dimensionals to create some depth and texture. A simple card to create yet so stunning!

I thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me, it is appreciated and I hope you enjoyed this simply elegant card with celebrates love stories.

Have 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 ♥ 

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296817105346109 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 ♥

Golden Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a card I created with the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer paper with the window sheet with gold overlay that actually is designed to lay over the pattern … it’s stunning. Well, let me say, that is how I cut it … with window sheet on top of the designer paper! Today I’m going to share what I did with one of the other pieces left over from that cut …

Now you can really see the beauty of the gold overlay and how it adds a touch of elegance to the cards… now it stands alone and it really creates a stunning effect.

A few drops (tiny drops) of glue to attach the overlay and Vanilla cardstock together and then I matted my design with the Gold Foil paper. I added the Vanilla Gold Edged ribbon to compliment the gold on the designer paper and add just a touch more glitz.

I used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the front and give it more dimension. I stamped my sentiment from the Art Gallery Bundle with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I then die cut it from the coordinating die, and to finish it, I added the gold dot to the greeting.

You you be joining me … I’ve got two events planned!! Tonight is my Facebook Live! I’ll be heat embossing in combination with a fun technique on a Valentine style card. Then I’d like to invite you to my Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration Launch Party.

Join me … there will be able to see this and many, many more cards along with LIVE Demonstrations this weekend during my Mini Catalog (Sale-a-bration) Launch Party! CLICK HERE & REQUEST MEMBERSHIP You have to be on Facebook as this is where the “Group” is.

How are you liking this designer paper / suite so far? Thank you for joining me today.

Have a terrific Tuesday, and hope to see you later ~

TODAY‚ÄôS STAMPIN‚Äô SUPPLY LIST ‚Ķ If you liked the products used in today‚Äôs 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 ‚ô• 

Fine Art Floral Designs

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper … this time I chose the “specialty” paper which has “gold on one side and silver on the other” and the pattern aligns with one of the designer papers … so pretty! Let me show you …

I did not choose to do the same layout as yesterday mainly because I wanted to highlight more of the pattern and how the acetate overlay looks on it. If the hand painted designs weren’t pretty enough, the gold overlay add a touch of elegance to the card.

A few drops (tiny drops) of glue to attach the two together and then I matted my design with the Gold Foil paper. I added the white ribbon to bring out the white from the designer paper and tie it all in with our white background!

Then I used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the front and give it more dimension. I stamped my sentiment from the Art Gallery Bundle with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. (Sorry the lighting takes away some of the beauty … to much glare with the lights).

You will be able to see this and many, many more cards along with LIVE Demonstrations this weekend during my Mini Catalog (Sale-a-bration) Launch Party! CLICK HERE & REQUEST MEMBERSHIP You have to be on Facebook as this is where the “Group” is.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card … it’s perfect for a 50th Wedding Anniversary, a promotion, or a friend who is gold.

Have an amazing week ~

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 ♥ 

Sharing More Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the Magic of Embossing and how the transformation can be an amazing addition to your cardmaking. We saw how the embossing changed the color of the cardstock and how it enhances the designer paper.

I also showed you that you can emboss directly onto your stamped images, I demonstrated on the sunflower … Today, I’d like to share the finished card with you!

I used the “In Good Tasted” Designer Series paper as my background on my card and behind the card for the photo. I love the rustic look with the sunflower, and it is one of the designer papers that go On Sale Today!

The In Good Taste Designer paper is so very versatile because the textile patterns are so stunning and well chosen. I think Stampin’ Up! gave us a good variety of patterns.

I teamed up my Celebrate Sunflowers with the dies from the Well Said Bundle to add a pop of color with the leaves and a simple greeting ….

The results are amazing! The dark color of the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper and the depth you get when you clear emboss your sunflower really stand out and compliment each other well.

If you are enjoying any of the items showcased today, and would like to add them to your stampin’ collection, I have a list of ingredients below. Just click on any item … it will give you a full description and takes you directly to my store. I appreciate your support.

Here are two more cards that Stampin’ Up! created …

Two new textile backgrounds … a woven pattern and tiles! This designer paper is simply amazing.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my finished sunflower card and the two Stampin’ Up! samples. Thank you so very much for spending a part of your day with me.

Have a great 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 ♥ 

The Magic of Heat Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my short video on the Magic of Heat Embossing … this simple technique probably dates back many years. I’ve been stamping and a demonstrator (Yes, I was not a cardmaker before I signed up!!) for 20 years, and heat embossing is what caught my attention!

I will be showing you how amazing a VersaMark pad and Clear embossing power is in transforming your projects. Grab your favorite beverage and sit back for a short video as I show you three (3) different items to emboss …

I must admit … not my best presentation but I hope you saw the magic in the technique. Here’s the the first card that I made on the video …

but I’ll also be sharing the two cards that I promised. Lets begin with the balloons ….

The balloons were created as shown in the video. In the video I said I prefer the “strings” on my balloons versed the hand drawn strings so I found some Bakers Twine and added them to my balloons.

Since we I shared the upcoming Designer Paper Sale with you, I thought I would use one of them for a background. I’m using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper on this card …

In fact, I have been using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper as my backgrounds for all my photo shoots for posting my cards right here!! All of those beautiful wood patterns, brick and tiles all come from this package, including this rustic wood which is probably my favorite!

Let’s move on to the Heartfelt Hugs designer series paper we embossed …

I love the look of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper, and embossing it created a stunning new look. When I punched it out with the heart (Heartwarming Hugs paper … get it! lol) I knew exactly where I was going with this card. Create layers of this designer paper to highlight the heart.

In the video you can see how lovely the designer paper is embossed so I decided to mat the heart with the new Red Foil from the Mini Catalog. The shine on both of these creates an amazing focal point to the card …

The only thing I would add to this card is “Red Rhinestones” … might add a little balance on the right side. BUT … I still love the way this card turned out.

Hope you enjoyed the video and the final cards created with this simple and fun technique … there truly is magic in heat embossing!

Here is a list of the Designer Papers on Sale starting tomorrow …

Thank you for joining me today, I’ll be back tomorrow to share the “Sunflower” card with you!! Till then …

Have an amazing 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 ♥ 

Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope all of you who wanted to enjoy the savings on some awesome stamp sets offered during the Birthday Sale got your orders in on time ‚Ķ a special “Thank You” to all who ordered. You’re going to love your new goodies!!

Today I have a special card to share with you. This was created by our Stampin’ Up! team and can be found on my website at www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net ¬† and was made using the¬†Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set ‚Ķ

The background is Garden Green and the several patterns of Designer Paper are from the Dashing Along paper (an earlier promotional item).  The red ornament was created using Gold Emboss powder done on yet another pattern from the Dashing Along Designer paper.

Two ornaments (baubles) were cut from the coordinating framelit set Detailed Baubles.  If you purchase the two (stamp set and dies) together as a bundle, you can save 10%.

Simple … yet totally cute card that is easily replicated when making many Christmas Cards. Hope you enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me.

Have an awesome day!

 

Simply Sunday … Sending Good Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m so excited to share my first card made with our newest photopolymer stamp set … “Loving Amazing You”. This great new set is just what you need to spread happiness to all. Its so versatile, you’ll find yourself using it over and over again. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C (not included in the set).

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I wanted to create a simple, beautiful card … I love feather and all the greetings. I will definitely be sharing more from this stamp set with you.

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I stamped the feather with the VersaMark‚ĄĘ pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sponged “Coastal Cabana” ink over the feathers and also used it for my greeting.

Just a pop of the Coastal Cabana between the two white pieces helps tie it all together. This card could be done in numerous different colors … pick your favorite!

There is a little texture created by embossing but I wanted to add some dimension to the card to I popped up the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. That is it … simple, yet beautiful.

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Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Have a simply beautiful day ~

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STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Christmas Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Burrr!¬† Hope you’re staying warm.

As we begin the day with a whoppin’ 5 degrees, I hear it’s going to warm up into the 20’s … just so it can snow!¬† Oh well, that’s winter in Wisconsin!

Today I will share with you my final “Silver & Gold” card (we’ll at least for a little while).¬† I couldn’t resist, I was just having too much fun creating with these fabulous foil papers.

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My card today highlights the “snowflake” from the “Festive Flurry” stamp set found in the Holiday catalog.¬† Just to let you know,¬† the holiday catalog purchasing period ends January 2nd.

I heat embossed the snowflake with the silver embossing powder and cut it out with the coordinating “Festive Flurry” framelit dies.¬† I then highlighted it with the rhinestones.

I used the Ovals Collection framelits to cut out an oval to showcase the snowflake.¬† I also added a strip of the gold foil paper to the side, after embossing it with the “Stylish Stripes” Impressions Folder.¬† I accented it with the silver ribbon, just to tie bring the card together.

My greeting “Christmas Wishes” comes from the stamp set “Joy to the World” … I was really impressed with the stamps in this set and use them quite a bit on my cards.

I used Very Vanilla cardstock as my base, it created a softer and warmer effect than using the white.

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Thanks for stopping by and I will be sure to show you something other than silver and gold tomorrow.

Stay warm ~

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132193

$24.95

 Festive Flurry Framelit Dies

 131778

$39.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set РWOOD

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set РCLEAR

 131796

$21.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set РWOOD

 131799

$16.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set РCLEAR

 129381

$26.95

 Ovals Collection Framelit Dies

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

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There is still time to purchase “GIFT CERTIFICATES” for you friends and family … An awesome gift, just before the new “Occasions Catalog” is released and Sale-a-bration just around the corner.¬†

Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Christmas Cheer …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Wow … It’s cold outside today!¬† We’ve got -4 degree windchills …. burr!

Today I want to share another Silver and Gold card, simple and pretty.¬† Just a few steps to create…

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I taped together (on the back) the silver and gold blocks to create the background.¬† I then stamped the snowflake from “Festive Flurry” and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I embossed a separate snowflake and cut it out with the coordinating Framelits.

My “christmas cheer” greeting comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials”.

Now to finish off the card I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine and a “Frosted Finishes Embellishment”.

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Enjoy your day and stay warm …

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132193

$24.95

 Festive Flurry Framelit Dies

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set РCLEAR

 126457

$14.95

 Sweet Essentials Stamp Set РCLEAR

 132150

$6.95

 Frosted Finishes Embellishments

 132178

$3.95

 Silver Foil Sheets

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