The “JOY” of Christmas Cards and Stampin’ Tips!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

OK … Halloween is over and many of you know that I just loved that “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper, but what are we going to do with it now that Halloween is over?

Don’t fret … I have an obvious solution for you in today’s card share plus an awesome stamping tip! 000_1646

 The obvious answer … Yep, flip it over! The great wood-grain paper below comes from “Motley Monsters”! I teamed it up with the “Wondrous Wreath” stamp set and coordinating framelits. Save 15% when you bundle the stamp set with the framelits!


The stamp set and framelits are amazing to work with … the beautiful color you create when using this two-step stamp set. I stamped Old Olive onto the Whisper White and then the Mossy Meadow in-color on top of the Olive.

* Just a quick reminder that the tabs on the photopolymer stamps are there for you to align the images and make your stamping easier.


You know me, I wanted that holiday sparkle so I used the Red Glimmer Paper and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. I had a blast putting this card together. The Multi-purpose glue works wonders on glimmer paper and holds superbly.

Yes, the “JOY” comes in the Wonderful Wreath framelits collection!!


One of the things I liked about this stamp set was that it also had a beautiful verse for the inside of the card, but if you are like me …. you can never stamp it straight! Today I want to share an easy solution to that problem …

1. Begin with the Grid Paper and align the inside of your card so it’s straight …


2. Use Washi tape and place it where you want your verse to “end” ….

(I unsticky my washi tape a bit by placing it on my skin or clothing … you don’t want it to peel your cardstock)

3. Align the bottom of your verse slightly above your washi tape and stamp …


Ahhh … doesn’t that look nice! Perfectly straight! I love it, I love it, I love it! Why didn’t I think of this before, like 13 years ago – lol.


I hope you enjoyed my card and stamping tips …


I’d love to hear what you think… you can leave me a message below. I will have another “Motley Monsters” transformation for you tomorrow!

Till then, have a great day ~


PS… I still haven’t found those swaps!




A Halloween Walk in the Woods

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s card share is a bit spooky … follow me through a walk in the woods on a dark, dark night. BOO!

I love Halloween and it’s just around the corner, but there is still time to create some awesome cards and projects.

Today’s “BOO” card begins with the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series Paper using the wooded background with scary little eye’s staring back at you! These designer papers are so much fun and easy to create with!


This card only called for a greeting which I borrowed from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. If your not signed up … you have till the 10th of this month, Friday, to begin this months kit!  Check it our HERE.

I embossed my greeting and added some little friends (spooky eyes) and then colored them with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

As always, I let the designer paper guide me to my color pallet … Basic Black and Hello Honey! And … don’t forget to add some spooky eyes to the inside of your card & envelopes!


Oh yes, those little eyes come from the “Freaky Friends” stamp set which I will be sharing more of.

Have a wonderful day … and stay out of the woods at night! LOL



Into the Pumpkin Patch ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Sunday to you.  Today I’d like to share the last of my Motley Monsters trio … three cards from one sheet of the designer paper.  Believe me, I have enough to make another 3 cards, if not more!

The beautiful leaves on yesterdays card were flipped over to the pumpkin side today … How fun would it be to walk through the pumpkin fields as cute as these.  My cat & bat are the leftovers from the Motley Monster line up on Friday’s card.


That’s what I call great left overs … all I did was stamp the “Trick or Treat” greeting from the Good Greetings stamp set. Don’t forget you can get this stamp set for free with a qualifying order or hosting a stampin’ party.


I added a strip of Crushed Curry for a pop of color and then wrapped it with burlap strings that I pulled off of the burlap ribbon.  I love that it’s crimped and adds a natural look and great texture to the card.

Another quick and easy card using the fun Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper. I’ll be back to share more Halloween and Autumn cards.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Simply Saturday: Grateful

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared a card using the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper and said that I would be sharing more. So today I have used the a piece of the leftovers from yesterday to create a fall card … a card of Gratitude.

My base colors are Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry which comes from the designer paper, and then I turned the designer paper (yes … this is from Motley Monsters) and turned it so the leaves appear to be falling to the bottom.


I used the new “Merry Everything” stamp set and the coordinating “Note Tag” punch, then topped it off with the “Tangelo Twist” ribbon.  You can save 15% if you bundle the two on your purchase.

I tipped the greeting so it also appeared to by gently falling with the leaves.  Don’t you just love autumn!?

The greeting was of course “popped” up with our Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Dimensionals. The inside was completed with a piece of Whisper White for your note, and a touch of the designer paper at the bottom.


Such a sweet and simple card that can be created in just minutes!

Thank you so much for stopping by Linda’s Stampin’ Escape today … I am truly grateful.

Have a wonderful day ~


Oh yes … I was going to tell you which of the “Motley Monsters” on yesterdays card was my favorite … It’s that cute little skeleton!  Here’s a list of ingredients for today’s card.


Trick or Treat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s FRIDAY!!! And it’s been a while since I did a “Fast -n- Furious” Friday so I thought I would bring it back today.  I have a cute and easy card for Halloween… your ghouls & goblins will love it.

We will begin with the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper. It is so fun to use, in fact … for the next 2 days I will share with you 2 more cards that are not only made with the Motley Monsters, but with the same sheet of paper!

Over the next few weeks I will be doing a Halloween showcase … so stay tuned!


For this card I simply cut this piece of paper down to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ … I then matted it with Bermuda Bay and mounted it onto my Basic Black Base.  That easy!

The greeting is for our hosting promotion stamp set, Good Greetings.  You can get this stamp set for FREE by hosting a home stampin’ party, a book show, or by placing your own order … $300 in sales is all you need.  This is above and beyond your regular hostess dollars!  Sweet!!


The greeting is highlighted by the Word Window and Modern Label punches.  I used the smallest of the pearls and dyed them black with a Sharpe® … I like the way it anchors the greeting.  I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up and create more texture.

Don’t you just love these Motley Monsters? Can YOU guess which one of these little guys is my favorite? Put your response in the comment box … I’ll let you know tomorrow which one it is.


Thank you for coming to my blog today …

Hope you have a sweet one!