Two for Tuesday: Christmas Snowflakes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Look … another day closer to the weekend and hmmm … Christmas! It’s sneaking up fast and I have been busy creating for my Fall Holiday Stamping Retreat, so Christmas cards are second nature to me right now.

Many of us would love to send out hand-made Christmas cards but do not have a lot of time, so I’m here to help with an … oh so cute, and quick & easy card you can recreate in no time at all …

Two simple colors of cardstock; Basic White and Balmy Blue. I used the Time of Giving Stamp Set for the snowflake swirls inside the card and to decorate my envelope.

I used the Wintry 3-D Embossing Folder on the Balmy Blue for both my cards. Then the Wonderful Snowflakes … they are iridescent so the color just dances across them.

If you’re looking for just a little more color … you can use any one of our Stampin’ Blends and color your Snowflakes … and best of all, that iridescence shines right through.

You can create these pretty snowflake cards with ease and in no time at all. It’s a card base with a contrasting piece that measures 3″ x 4-1/4″. I hope you try out this simple layout.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. A simple layout so you can create your Christmas Cards with ease … fun for the whole family!

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

Simply Elegant Hello Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A Happy Monday to you … Today I have a stunning card for you created with the Simply Elegant Designer Series paper. This floral pattern is done in bronze, gold and silver foil.

I accented the silver by adding additional silver foil paper and embossing it with the “Thanks & Hello” Embossing folder … I used the Hello. It adds a beautiful texture and greeting at the same time.

I’m not much for raw edges so I added the Metallic Mesh Ribbon which adds even more sparkle to our foiled card. I used a black card base to draw the black from the designer paper.

Creating stunning cards highlighted with the pretty foil patterns is so easy when using “Simply Elegant” … it’s all in the name!

Thank you for dropping by and checking out my blog today. A simple card that is Simply Elegant! 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

Guest Stamper: Becky S. with Bird Ballad Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share this card with you today!!  It is the first card I received from my “Send Me a Card” challenge.  I was thrilled to see Becky’s card in the mailbox and more so when I opened it … It is beautiful.

Becky used the Bird Ballad Suite of products …. It’s the perfect card to send someone now while we are all facing this craziness! Stamping calms us while we are creating, and brings joy to those receiving beautiful cards like Becky’s.

Becky used the Laser-cut cards that are encased in a beautiful tin as the base of her card.  The beautiful birds are stamped with the Free As a Bird stamp set which is also included in the bundle.  The touch of lace … also in the 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

Here is the list of supplies used for today’s card … the Bird Ballad Suite and Free As a Bird Bundle both qualify you for Sale-a-bration Freebies!  Sale-a-bration ends in just a few days!

I am so grateful that Becky decided to share her card with us.  This is so much fun … I would love to see what you are all working on while we are “safer at home” … Share your creations!!

Since we are abiding by the “stay at home” / “shelter in place” orders and practicing social distancing if we have to go out … Lets have some fun and get to know each other a little better!! Lets take a break from what’s going on in the world and make a card or two. First of all, crafting is know to reduce stress levels, and I’d like to see what you’ve been up to, so send me your card and I’ll post it on this blog!! Share a little info about the card and maybe about yourself.  Then …

You can send your cards to:

Linda Schnabel   2019 Miller Street  West Bend, WI 53095

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Hope you enjoyed Becky’s card as much as I did and were inspired to go into your stamp room and start creating!  Don’t forget to send me one!!

Have an awesome day!!  Linda

We’re Shakin’ Up December …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am really excited to share with you what I created using my December Paper Pumpkin! First I’d like you to watch the video on how to put together the cards in the kit ….

I think the videos are fun to watch, and they inspire me. However I already had my cards created before I watched this months video. I love shaker cards … Who doesn’t?

First I will show you my card from the kit, just a twist from the Stampin’ Up! instructions, and one more way you can put your cards together ….


For those of you who know me, you know I’m just like you and don’t want to see anything to to waste! Well, here is what the “greeting” sheet looks like …


and what do you think I thought of … that’s right, “Make a card out of that!” So I cut off the piece that I had taken my “hello” from, measured it and cut a piece of the “Dazzling Diamonds” Shimmer paper. I just used it a couple of days ago so I still had it out on my stampin’ table.


I love that the greetings are on adhesive sheets so I would not loose the little pieces from the h – e – l … well you get my drift! lol  So it was easy to transfer this onto the glimmer paper and add those little pieces to complete the word. I popped up the greeting with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since I used the “Lucky Star’s” embossing folder for some texture on the base – Bermuda Bay cardstock, I punched out some additional stars with the “Confetti Stars Punch”. I attached them with “Crystal Effects” and a tooth pick!

This card was so simple to make, and I think it’s adorable!


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My Pumpkin Pals and I get together to put together our kits, plus I always have an alternative product for them. If we don’t get together, I post or send them additional samples ideas.

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Try it out… we have 1 – 3 – 6 or 12 month subscriptions or do it month to month. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer any concerns you may have.

Have an awesome day ~