Simply Sunday: Celebrating Women Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Mothers Day to you! Today I have a special post for you … we are celebrating woman with stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series paper and the Strong & Beautiful Stamp set.  The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper features hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colors and it’s on sale right now.

Today’s four cards are easy to create, just stamps, ink and paper … and maybe a punch!  Let’s begin with honoring our Mothers today with our Mother’s Day card.  All the greetings used today come from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set.

I wish you could see the beauty of this paper, it really does look hand painted on canvas… stunning! My greeting was stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then just angled for a totally different look.  I think it makes makes the greeting stand out.

The next card highlights the Blackberry Bliss in the designer paper, the soft hues contrast our strong like a diamond greeting.  This is the perfect card to send to a friend who’s fighting on the front lines of this virus right now…

Here is a list of the products I used to make my cards today …

My next card is perfect to send to that friend who is always there for you.  The soft pink flowers on this card dance sweetly across the hand painted background…

I added the pretty little touch of silver by cutting the silver edge off the ribbon and pulling out only the silver pieces … then wrapped it around to create an eye catching embellishment.

My final card is perfect for our 2020 graduates, whether it be high school or collage, these kids have really been through a lot this year. I think the sentiment is perfect.  I used the Everyday Label punch again (it was also featured on the last card) but this time cut it in half so I could use it to make my greeting the focal point.  Couple of rhinestones and your card is complete.

If you like your cards clean and simple, these layouts are perfect … and the Strong & Beautiful stamp with with the Perennial Essence designer paper are a winning combination.  I’ll be back tomorrow using the same combo, but we’re stepping up the card layouts … time for some “Fun Folds”.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me.

Have a wonderful Mothers Day!


Using Left Overs to Create Beautiful Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well it’s finally Friday and I am excited about that! I’m also excited to share a solution to using up the left overs in your Paper Pumpkin kits to create beautiful cards … let nothing go to waste 🙂

If you recall Wednesday’s post, I shared the video on the A Lovely Day kit that illustrated how each of the three cards were made. I’m using the “pop out” piece that came out of the Birthday Cake card.

A simple solution to left over pieces is to take a piece of your favorite designer paper … I used the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I love the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper because of the hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colors. 

When you layer the designer paper onto coordinating colors of cardstock … the imagery on the designer paper really comes alive. I used Grapefruit Grove to which pulls out the same color in the reflection.

I stamped the greeting onto the “pop out” piece from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  This stamp set has the words you need to express your thoughts… so versatile.  I did add a piece of vellum cardstock behind the greeting to really make it pop.

So, a simple solution to use up those extra pieces in your Paper Pumpkin kits. There is always plenty of left overs that you can keep your creative juices flowing.  A real bang for your buck.

Thank you for stopping in and my hope is you’ve been inspired to use up all those left over pieces in your Paper Pumpkin kits to create beautiful cards!

Have a great day!  Linda


Guest Stamper: Gloria H.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have yet one more beautiful card from the Magnolia Lane product suite. This card was made by my friend and fellow demonstrator Gloria Helmbrecht.  This was Gloria’s swap card from the Stampin’ Up! Leadership event we attended a few weeks back … with all the pretty samples being shown, I just had to share with you.

Gloria stamped her magnolia image and cut it out using the coordinating dies.  She then creatively colored her magnolia using the watercolor technique.  The flower was then mounted onto the card front that had the stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  This designer paper features hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colors.

Coordinating colors in the Perennial Designer paper includes. Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White.

I am so excited to share more of the products from the new catalog in the upcoming posts … Is there anything that you would like to see right away? Hopefully I have that item and can share some samples with you.

Thank you for checking out my blog today, hope yours is a good one.