Adventure Awaits Card Tutorial ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card to share with that goes well with Lighthouses … the Let’s Set Sail Bundle! This little cutie was created by the Stampin’ Up! creative team, and we have full tutorial for you as well.

The Let’s Set Sail Bundle includes the Let’s Set Sail Stamp Set and the Sailboat Builder Punch. Combine the stamped images, then use the punch to cut them out quickly. It’s that easy to create the sailboat of your dreams to grace cards and scrapbook pages..


1. Before you start stamping, cut the following cardstock pieces:
• Daffodil Delight: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm)
• Basic White: 3-7/8″ x 1-1/2″ (9.8 x 3.8 cm), two pieces
• Basic White: 3-7/8″ x 1-3/4″ (9.8 x 4.4 cm)
• Basic White: Scraps for sailboat
2. To create the card base, score and fold the Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Cardstock in half.
3. Ink the texture stamp in Pool Party ink, then stamp off and stamp on the Basic White 3-7/8″ x 1-1/2″ (9.8 x 3.8 cm) and Basic White 3-7/8″ x 1-3/4″ (9.8 x 4.4 cm) pieces.
4. Stamp the birds image in Basic Gray ink on one Basic White 3-7/8″ x 1-1/2″ (9.8 x 3.8 cm) piece and 3-7/8″ x 1-3/4″ (9.8 x 4.4 cm) piece.
5. Stamp images on the other Basic White 3-7/8″ x 1-1/2″ (9.8 x 3.8 cm) piece.
• Sentiment: Stamp in Basic Gray ink on the left side.
• Reflection of sails: Stamp once in the center, then stamp again (without reinking the stamp) in the bottom right area.
6. Adhere the stamped Basic White Cardstock pieces to the card front.
7. On the Basic White Cardstock scraps, stamp the sailboat, then punch out.
• Sails: Stamp in Real Red ink.
• Sailboat: Stamp in Basic Gray ink.
8. Adhere the sailboat pieces to the card using the Stampin’ Dimensionals then adhere the jewels.

Thank you for joining me today … Here is another sample I’m sure you’ll fall in love with.

Have a wonderful day!

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Lighthouse Mash-Up ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s a Tuesday Two Bundle Mash Up … time for some fun today. Let’s take two new bundles and mash them together to create an amazing card. Let’s use the He’s the Man bundle from the He’s All That suite and introduce it to the Lighthouse Point bundle. You knew that was going to be a “must” on my wish list!!

I’m using the compass stamp from the He’s the Man bundle to create my background … I’m using the NEW Starry Sky In-Color cardtock and ink.

The Starry Sky card base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″. The card front that I stamped on measures 5-1/4″ x 4″. I popped up the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Lighthouse was die cut from the bundle … it has all the dies to make a super easy assembly. Who knew building a lighthouse could be this easy! If you want to learn more about the Lighthouse Point bundle, join me tonight on my Facebook LIVE. I’ll be sharing more about this great bundle.

The sentiment comes from the Lighthouse Point bundle and I used the dies to cut and mat it. The colors used with the Starry Sky was Real Red and Basic White … very nautical! I added a touch of Crushed Curry as a compliment to the blue. Really pops too … doesn’t it!?

Thank you for joining me today … I hope you join me tonight at 6:30 Central Time to see more with the Lighthouse Point bundle. CLICK HERE to get to my Facebook page.

Have a wonderful day!

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Masculine Anniversary Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for another card from the He’s the Man Suite? I am just trying to show the versatility of this suite! I know that my stampin’ friends who camp and travel are going to love this next card. I’ve shared cards for Father Day … Birthdays … why not Anniversaries!!

I’m using a fun pattern from the designer paper that highlights campers and trees in the colors of Soft Succulent and Early Espresso. I borrowed the “Happy Anniversary” from the Celebrating You stamp set. I heat embossed the greeting with Basic White embossing powder.

My Early Espresso card base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″. Then I used a “split panel” … the top one measuring 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ and the bottom measures 5-1/4″ x 1″. Both panels are popped up using the Foam Adhesive Strips … this allows our designer paper to be highlighted and gives are card a fun dimension!

The badge was stamped in Early Espresso on Soft Succulent and die cut using one of the dies included in the He’s All That Bundle include in the He’s the Man Suite! It was attached to the two panels to create a bridge and it looks cool! lol

I hope you are enjoying all the different styles I’ve shown using this suite … and hopefully I covered most of the color pallets included in the suite. I also wanted to share several different layouts with you … all of which you can easily recreate!

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Simply Sunday: With You I’m Never Lost

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have yet another card from the He’s the Man suite!! This one is super easy, super quick and super cute! Perfect for your Super Man!

I’m using the die cuts that are included in the He’s the Man designer paper. These make creating your cards or scrapbook pages quick & easy. I just had to use the Layering Designs Vellum with the road map on it… it goes perfect with my card today.

I’m using Cajun Craze for the card base of 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″. The Basic White mat is 4″ x 5-1/4″ and the He’s the Man designer paper is cut the same at 4″ x 5-1/4″ …. I wanted a bright visual to highlight the map.

The “Never Lost” die cut actually had a tent on it which I covered up with my car. Then I used dimensionals to pop up both the sentiment and the car. I used Mini Glue dots to attach my stars. For the stars I picked the three different colors to tie in all the colors of the main images… Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent.

I just fell in love with this card the minute those dies cut pieces landed on that map! This card would not only work for a birthday or Father’s Day but also a great “Thank You” card for that special someone who “goes out of their way” to help!

Thank you so much for going on this mini journey with me today …

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

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New Horizons Trio of Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing the two cards that I made during my Facebook Live last night, plus another card I created with the left over designer paper from the second card! I used the New Horizons suite … and highlighted how amazing the coordinating dies look with the designer paper.

Let’s start the fun off with the video …

Now that you watched the video, let’s get a close up of those cards. The first card begins with a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Basic White card base. The New Horizons Designer paper was cut to 5″ x 4-3/4″ with a Basic Black mat that was cut to 5-1/8″ x 4-7/8″.

It’s amazing what a little ribbon and a die cut can do for a card … and it’s so easy to make because the “work” is already done for you with this stunning designer paper. Stampin’ Up! gets two thumbs up from me … I LOVE this Suite!

My second card highlights the fence and grasses die … It really does look like an invitation to walk into the sunset, doesn’t it!?

The stamping of the background is an old technique but one I pull out quite a bit. It really does create a sense of depth and texture without adding any bulk to your card, we’ll save that for our dies

The third card is actually the other half of the designer paper from our second card, and I simple cut the 5″ x 3″ piece into equal 1″ strips. I would suggest to cut down the 5″ to 4-3/4″ as it would make a nicer border around your card instead of going almost to the bottom.

This card has a few more layers but it is not hard to do, let’s start with our base;

  • The Evening Evergreen Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then score at 4-1/4″ and fold
  • The Evening Evergreen Mat: 5-1/4″ x 4″ … Textured with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder
  • Designer Paper: Three strips of 1″ x 4-3/4″ with a mat of Basic Black (3) 1-1/8″ x 4-7/8″

These are all layered directly on top of each other but if you wanted to add additional dimension to your card, you could secure the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and pop them up.

The greeting was stamped in black and punched with the Tailored Tag punch. A second punch was done with Basic Black so we could mat the greeting … this has been popped up with dimensionals and embellished with the Silver & Clear Epoxy elements. I then colored them with the Stampin’ Blends.

Don’t forget … Sale-a-bration is in full swing and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with the purchase of this suite … Add the Take Your Pick Tool, the Silicone mat… whatever you’d like and you’ll have enough for 2 FREE items or a Level 2 Sale-a-bration item. CLICK HERE TO VIEW CATALOG

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite, and that I’ve inspired you to get back in your stamp room! Have fun 🙂

Have a wonderful day ~

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Masculine Cards: Fathers Day & Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Father’s Day creeping up on us quickly, I though it would me nice to share some cards created from the Well Suited Suite which can be found on page 66 and 67 of the Mini Catalog.

The suite includes the Handsomely Suited Stamp set, Suite & Ties Dies … both carried over to the Annual Catalog, and the Well Suited Designer Paper and the Well Suited Twine … both retiring!

Today we are going to begin just using simply; stamps * ink * paper! Isn’t this how the whole “stamping” thing got started? My color pallet will be Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Basic White … masculine. I started with my base in Night of Navy and my mat in Merry Merlot and my Basic White to stamp on, and I choose the ties!

The greeting was stamped on a piece of scrap that I had lying around and fit it well, and then I added some Night of Navy to mat the greeting.

Next up, I thought I would use the ties again, however I’m introducing the Well Suited Designer Paper and the Suite & Ties Dies …

First, I used a simple yet masculine design from the Well Suited Designer Series paper as my background, and then using 3 other patterns of designer paper … I cut out my ties with the coordinating tie dies! It’s so much fun pick patterns and make your own ties! I felt like I could sew again … LOL!!!

Next up … I’m going all out, it’s time to introduce “A Sharp Dressed Man”!! I picked out two patterns from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper; one that reminded me of tweed and the other is paisley! That is how I started …

Your card base begins as any other; 8-1/2″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ … fold in half and your ready to dress your card. I took the “tweed” pattern paper and with the coordinating dies, cut out the suit. You get the suit and lapels.

The shirt consists of the White card base and the die cut collar … it is so easy to create. HOWEVER, before you adhere down the suit, you need tuck the tie under the collar and and suit. I just love that paisley tie!! You could add a pocket, buttons and more to dress up your card, the dies have them all.

This will be your last chance to purchase the suite as it retires at the end of the month, so the “bundle” with 10% saving … the Designer paper … and Bakers Twine will be gone. Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for hanging out with me today.

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Simply Sunday: Stamps * Ink * Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday to you! I hope you got the chance to see all my cards created from the Ice Cream Corner suite. Today I’m going from yummy to masculine as I kick off a series of cards created from the Well Suited Suite which can be found on page 66 and 67 of the Mini Catalog.

The suite includes the Handsomely Suited Stamp set, Suite & Ties Dies, Well Suited Designer Paper and the Well Suited Twine ….

Today we are just using simply; stamps * ink * paper! Isn’t this how the whole “stamping” thing got started? My color pallet will be Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Basic White … masculine. I started with my base in Night of Navy and my mat in Merry Merlot and my Basic White to stamp on, and I choose the ties!

The ties with the diamond shapes are stamped in Night of Navy and the one with the stripes was stamped in Merry Merlot … they are pretty easy to line up but you can always use your Stamparatus if you want it perfect. I started with the Merry Merlot tie in the center and then stamped the two in Night of Navy.

The greeting was stamped on a piece of scrap that I had lying around and fit it well, and then I added some Night of Navy to mat the greeting.

Such a nice masculine card that is easy to make! There is also a birthday greeting in the stamp set and a few others so you can send many masculine cards throughout the year.

Thank you for stopping by this Sunday, and I hope you have a wonderful day. Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see how I step up this card!

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Kick Start My Heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have kicked off your weekend with some fun festivities! I love this time of year … there is always something fun to do. This Sunday our home town is hosting a car show downtown, so I thought I’d pay tribute to my car lovin’ friends ~

I used the nuts and smudge stamps to create my background which sets the stage for my muscle car … all jazzed up and ready to go! I used Blueberry Bushel as a mat and coordinates with my car. I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to color the car. Both the cardstock and markers are on sale … see below.

The greeting comes from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and was punched with the Tailored Tag Punch. I punched a second piece out and cut it in half so I could create a mat.

The silver strips were scrap pieces I used to highlight my greeting and my car … nice masculine card, or a girl who is into nice cars! Love me a classic.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, and that you have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you ~

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Oooh … that Mountain Air

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of the most requested stamps set and bundles I hear from you is masculine products, well … whether you consider this just masculine or perfect for nature lovers the Mountain Air Bundle is perfect for both.  Mountains, trees, moons and more! What else could you possibly want in a stamp and die bundle?

Grab your coffee and join me to learn more about this amazing bundle with this short video …

Perfect right! And the coordinating dies will take your crafting from point a to point brilliant! Take a look at the projects close up …

Don’t forget that with a purchase of $50 (before Ship/Tax) you will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Thank you for joining me today.

Hope you are having a beautiful day.

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Masculine Cards … Card Class

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last day to RSVP for our Masculine Cards Card Class … there are only a couple spots left in each class so contact me today….

I’m hosting 2 classes on Monday, June 17th at 1 pm in the afternoon and 6 pm in the evening.  When you RSVP … please be sure to designate the time you would like to attend / Cards are the same.  CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MY STAMPIN’ STUDIO.

Details are listed here …

Besides the cards you will be making in class, I will have many more for you to see and take pictures of in my Stampin’ Studio.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class,  If you do not live in my area (West Bend, WI) contact me by messaging me below or email at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com for details, I’m happy to share these with you as well.

Thank you for checking back in with me today, and I can’t wait to see you in class!!

Have an awesome day ~

 

It’s Raining Men! … Card Class

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Many of you have been asking for masculine cards, so I have answered your request … I will be hosting an “It’s Raining Men” card class featuring the Best Catch, Let It Ride, and Geared Up Garage Stamp sets!  You’ll be making 2 cards from each of these stamp sets so you’ll go home with a great variety of masculine cards.

I’m hosting 2 classes on Monday, June 17th at 1 pm in the afternoon and 6 pm in the evening.  When you RSVP … please be sure to designate the time you would like to attend / Cards are the same.  CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MY STAMPIN’ STUDIO.

Details are listed here …

Besides the cards you will be making in class, I will have many more for you to see and take pictures of in my Stampin’ Studio.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class,  If you do not live in my area (West Bend, WI) contact me by messaging me below or email at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com for details, I’m happy to share these with you as well.

Thank you for checking back in with me today, and I can’t wait to see you in class!!

Have an awesome day ~

 

Masculine Card … Thinking of You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope this weekend finds in well and feelin’ good! I’m happy to have the day off of work so I can head down into my Stampin’ Studio and create!!

With Mother’s Day upon us, I thought I would share a masculine card and get your thinking about Father’s Day. Masculine cards are one of the most requested classes I get.

Today we will be using the “In the Meadow” stamp set and the Woodland embossing folder (will be in the upcoming catalog). This fun technique I’m about to share creates awesome dimension on your card with little effort!

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Begin with a light background … I used Soft Sky on my card. Then you will ink up your deer image and stamp it directly onto the folder. Yes, directly onto the folder. You are stamping on the area that will show the heads of the deer.

There are two ways to color your tree’s … I love white birch!! I use either the brayer with the White Craft Ink or you can use your Chalk Marker, either one works great. The brayer is faster … however, you may get some white spots on the blue area of the card.

The brown spots on the birch tree were created by using the writing tip of the marker in the recessed areas on the tree (super simple).

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I stamped an extra deer and cut out just the fawn … then I colored all the deer and added some color to the grass with a marker. The fawn is then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a 3-D look. The deer on the blue will color differently than the fawn stamped on white cardstock, but I love the way it darkens them and makes it look as if they really are in that forest!!

A simple greeting on a banner created with the banner punch and anchored with one of the beautiful Antique Brads (retiring) and a twist of Linen Thread complete my card.

This is one of the masculine cards that we made at our Spring Stamping Retreat. I like to share different styles, techniques and occasions at the Spring Retreat. For more information about our retreats, click on the tab at the top of my blog.

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I’d love to hear what you think about today’s card share.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, have a wonderful Saturday!

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“Going Places” is fun, fun, fun!

Hi Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’ve been waiting for new stamps and accessories to create those cards for the men in your life, then the Occasions catalog has answered your prayers!

Check out our “Going Places” product suite … you will find it on pages 38 and 39 of the Occasions catalog.

I didn’t have to look twice to know this product suite was going to be top on my Wish List.

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The Lost Lagoon card was created with the “World Traveler” Embossing folder and the “Going Global” stamp set. If you look closely you will also see the “Itty Bitty Accents” Epoxy sticker … they add a nice touch to finish off the card.

The treat bag was created using the “Going Places” designer series paper stack, the “Going Global” stamp set and the coordinating 2″ circle punch.

This product suite will be featured at my Stamp Camp later this month …  SAVE THE DATE: January 25th. I’ll be sending the notice out by this weekend.

Thank you for joining me today.

I hope your day is a great one!

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This cards For You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a card that will be just one of many featured at my New Catalog Kick-Off Party! We will be showcasing 7 stamp sets! You will make 7 fabulous cards – 1 from each of the showcased stamp set, plus you’ll get to use some of the new designer papers and embellishments!

Each of the 7 stamp sets will also have a coordinating board which will have 5 additional samples made from that stamp set!  If that isn’t enough … we’ll be raffling the boards off at the end of the night! You could go home with all those cards!

If you have not received your e-invite … then please message me (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) or leave a note below with your e-mail and I will make sure I send you all the information.

Today’s card features the “Wilderness Awaits” stamp set. I knew I had to have this set … so many of my friends are dog lovers, and well … that fox is just too cute! I think it will make great masculine cards.

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The elk is stamped on vanilla … I love that the designer papers take all the guess work out of coordinating my colors.The elk is stunning and I simply colored it in using my ink pads and blender pen.

I wanted a lot of color yet still maintain the masculine look so I used the Bohemian Designer Series paper, and mounted it on Island Indigo cardstock.

The greeting comes from the stamp set and was punched out with the 3/4″ oval punch (discontinued) but the back is actually from the bow builder punch!!  I just cut off the edges!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share and that you consider joining us on the 13th of July (remember to contact me for more details) lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com   We’d love to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of you day!

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Simply Sunday: You’re My Light

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised, I am back with a card share from the “From Land to Sea” stamp set. I think this is a very versatile set, but one look at the lighthouse and I knew I had to have it!

My card was created in honor of Father’s Day even though my own Father has long since passed, I think of a good Dad as a “guiding light” for his children. Just like a lighthouse … they are there to guide us through the foggy or difficult times in our life.

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A simple card … illustrating that you don’t need all of the latest gadgets and tricks to create a nice card. I simply stamped my own background with the wheel, did a bit of layering for a dramatic color scheme, and popped up my lighthouse and greeting with dimensionals for “dimension” and texture.

I stamped my lighthouse with the Momento Ink Pad and then colored it with the Real Red marker. My greeting comes from the “Petite Pairs” stamp set.  I thought the “no matter what” worked perfectly for a Father’s Day card.

One little tip … because I used dimensionals on my lighthouse and greeting, I needed to use 3 of them on the right side of my greeting to even it out! Now that’s dimension!! lol

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I do have the ingredients for this card listed at the bottom of my post. Just click on any item to learn more about it, or to begin shopping at my on-line store.

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and I wish all you Dad’s out there … the happiest of Father’s Days!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me.

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