Fold it Back … and See What Blooms!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another sweet -n- simple card created with the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.  Let’s Fold it Back and See What Blooms!!  I’m using the cute little flower pattern and when you fold back the right hand corner, you will see the stripped pattern on the other side.

This gave me the idea to embellish the fold by punching out the sweet little flowers on the designer paper. Not all of the flowers I punched out are “full” … some are cut off by the edges of the paper but I simply tucked those edges under a full flower to hide ’em!  What you are left with is a beautiful row of blooming flowers …

 

The flowers are punched using the Small Bloom Punch which you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying amount.  Each bloom is adorned with a Rhinestone gem in the center.

The flap this is pulled back is attached with a simple Stampin’ Dimensional so the tip sits up slightly. Then I added another bloom to embellish that spot.  The bloom is also attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  The entire piece of designer paper is attached to a Coastal Cabana piece of carstock …

Our greeting is stamped onto the corner using the Whisper White Craft Ink and then White Emboss Powder and heat set.  I love the look of White on White … it creates a more vivid look.  The greeting comes from the Little Lady Bug stamp set.  This is also a FREE item … a special gift to our Hostesses who have sales or a party of $300 or more.

Here are the items I used to create this card … Click on any image for more information.

 

Today’s card is another example of how easy it is to create cute cards when using your favorite designer papers.  This technique can be used wit so many different papers … have fun with it.

Thanks for stopping back today and checking out another card sample using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.

So … when you are working with your favorite designer paper, don’t forget to fold it back and see what blossoms. Have a great day, Linda.

Simply Sunday: Pretty Cards that are Easy to Create

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you’re having a great weekend and enjoying the warming weather … at least here in Wisconsin. We may hit 50 Degrees!  It’s got me thinking Spring … put away the snow shovels and bring out the umbrella’s!  Today’s Simply Sunday card features the Under My Umbrella Bundle and the coordinating Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper.

The quickest and simplest way to create a card is to used your favorite designer paper…

Now that you have the Pleased As Punch designer series paper that coordinates with the Under My Umbrella bundle you can make cute cards in no time at all.  If you still don’t have these products yet, you can order them by clicking on the links below. I would love to help you if you do not have a demonstrator already.

My designer paper is cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ and is adhered to Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  I then took my Umbrella Builder punch and punched out another umbrella top … I popped the punched umbrella piece over the top of the umbrella  on the designer paper with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I actually added a thin layer of the Wink of Stella onto the umbrella I popped up but the camera did not pick it up … it really adds a nice touch to the card.

The greeting comes from the Under My Umbrella stamp set and was stamped with Gorgeous Grape.  I then punched it out using the Timeless Label Punch.  I punched out a couple pieces in the Gorgeous Grape and used it to mat my greeting… then I popped the entire piece up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is such a cute and simple card … it is easy to create with our designer papers, and the Pleased As Punch is the right choice as it coordinates with the Under My Umbrella bundle.

Here is the supply list …

If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love any of the items shown today, I’d be honored to have you as a customer. I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

Stop back tomorrow as I will be sharing a quick little change to your card that create a whole new look!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and my wish is to inspire you to create pretty cards that are easy to make.

Have an awesome day!  Linda

 

 

Rain or Shine; You’re On My Mind Fun Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We made it through another Monday! I hope you got a chance to check out my card yesterday, those little boots just touch my heart ❤  Today I have another Under My Umbrella card for you created with the fun fold I shared with you on February 13th … my tulip card.  I am using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper again too …

We used the stamp set to stamp the designer paper with the stripes and then punched it out… stamped the handle and used dimensionals to secure the envelope.  Our greeting was stamped in Balmy Blue (and my little rain drops are a retired SU product).

The right flap overlaps our rain drop designer paper and when opened …

It looks like this.  Both sentiments on the outside and inside of the card come from the stamp set included in the Under My Umbrella Bundle… even the pretty little flowers on the inside come from this fab stamp set.  Layers are fun and when you can add the unique fold to your card creations, you’ll create a winner for sure.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, and if you’d like the tutorial for the fun fun just head on over to my online store and purchase any one of the coordination bundles (see below). I will send you not only the tutorial for the fun fold but the other 3 cards as well, and a special hand stamped card from me. Hopefully you will also get one of those amazing Sale-a-bration items as well.

Thanks much for joining me today, it’s appreciated. Let me know if you have any questions on today’s card or anything else.

Have an awesome day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:   If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love any of the items shown today, I’d be honored to have you as a customer. I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

 

Simply Sunday: Gettin’ Punchy

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today I’d like to share a few cards with you that highlight the beautiful “Pleased as Punch” Designer Series Paper.  This little tour of cards will lead you to the “Under My Umbrella” stamp set … this will set you up for the cards I will be sharing with you tomorrow and Tuesday.

The “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper was introduced with the Coordination Product release.  These are special products created to coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.

The “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper coordinates with the Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder and Umbrella Builder punches all from the Mini Catalog and the Bloom Punch which you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration!

Here is a simple and cute card that I created with the Heart Punch Pack that is part of the Heartfelt Bundle found in the NEW Spring Mini Catalog. I embellished my punched hearts with pearls and the little flowers and greeting is part of the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin….

The pretty gingham background paper is included in the Pleased as Punch Designer Series paper!

This sweet card was created with the Small Bloom Punch that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  I teamed it up with two patterns from the Pleased as Punch Designer paper. You can actually punch out the flowers from the designer paper making this card super simple to recreate …..

You have just seen 4 patterns used in two different cards … the versatility of this amazing paper is endless.  Let’s move on to yet another card.  This card also featured that pretty pink gingham paper and highlights the tulips that coordinate with the Timeless Tulips Bundle

If the winter has you a bit punchy, then the Pleased as Punch Designer paper should be on your Wish List.  It coordinates with four different punch packs / punches yet can be used for any card and any occasion.

My last card comes from the Under My Umbrella bundle …

This pattern in the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper allows you punch both the open and closed umbrellas. I fell in love with this paper while creating all these cards but it was the “Under My Umbrella” bundle that inspired me to purchase it.

And it was those little boots that pulled at my heart strings … There was nothing stopping me for purchasing the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  You will see more in the next few days.

Until then … I hope you enjoyed see how versatile the Pleased As Punch Designer paper is.  Please note that this is a special product introduction that will only be available during Sale-a-bration … OR Until Supplies Last!

Thank you for hanging out with me this Sunday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love any of the items shown today, I’d be honored to have you as a customer. I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

 

Pleased As Punch “Fun Fold” Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well this one took a little while but it’s finally here … my 4th “Pleased As Punch” Designer Series paper  card, and I combined it with a fun fold!  So have you guessed yet?  You got it … this card features the tulips. Although I do not have the Timeless Tulips Bundle yet, I am still enjoying playing with this design.

I love that you get 12 sheets of this patterned paper: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs!  You can view the Under My Umbrella Card, the Heart Punch card and the Small Bloom Punch card just by clicking on the link.  Now … lets check out our tulip card …

Our fun fold card starts with the flap on the right showcasing my bouquet of tulips. I really wish I had the punch because it would have been much quicker than fussy cutting my tulips and leaves out!  I layered these onto this flap to create my focal point … Some are popped up to create some added dimension.

I’ve been arranging flowers since I was 19 years old and we won’t say how long that has been … lol.  So that made this card fun to make.  My greeting was taken from the Under My Umbrella stamp set and tucked gently under my tulip bouquet.

The pretty pink gingham paper comes from the same paper pack … the “Pleased As Punch” Designer Series paper.  It is on the reverse side of the hearts.  I thought the two paired nicely together.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, and if you’d like the tutorial for the fun fun just head on over to my online store and purchase any one of the coordination bundles (see below).  I will send you not only the tutorial for the fun fold but the other 3 cards as well, and a special hand stamped card from me.  Hopefully you will also get one of those amazing Sale-a-bration items as well.

Thanks much for joining me today, it’s appreciated. Let me know if you have any questions on today’s card or anything else.

Have an awesome day ~

Pleased As Punch Coordinating Products …

 

It’s HERE! Fabulous Coordinating Products …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s HERE … Stampin’ Up!s Coordination Product Release!  What does that mean? It means that they have created special products for us that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.

However … they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last. The items included in this promotion will not be in the upcoming annual catalog, so you’ll  want to get your hands these right away.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming our way …

First, we have coordinating dies to the beautiful Positive Thoughts stamp set.  And if you fell in love with the little critters in the Special Someone stamp set … you’ll love the dies just as much.  WOW … So far during Sale-a-bration, each of my Hostesses have earned the Little Ladybugs stamp set, so I know these dies will be on their February order.  Then we have the lovely Sending Flowers coordinating dies.

Oh yes, there is more …

Our beautiful birthday cake from the Happy Birthday to you Sale-a-bration stamp set now has the coordinating birthday dies.  And to top off these amazing products, they brought us beautiful designer paper that coordinates with the punches from the Bloom Punch that you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration, the Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder and Umbrella Builder punches all from the Mini Catalog.

Just a few points to remember …

  • Coordination Release begins February 4–March 31, 2020 – OR – While supplies last only
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to customer, workshop, and online orders. Feel free to contact me.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit.

I am so excited that the coordinating products are being introduced this early in our Sale-a-bration period … gives you a chance to expand your stamping collection that will give you maximum benefits (because they coordinate) and you can earn the FREE Sale-a-bration items.

Thank you for joining me today.  I’ll see you back here tomorrow as I share the winner / winners of the Puzzle Contest and a cute card the uses the NEW “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper from our Coordination Product Release.

Have yourself an awesome day!

 

Reflections of the Past … Sprinkled with New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m not sure if you team won the SuperBowl or not but I do know that Card #1 with the image centered WON hands down; here and on Facebook!  Thank you to all that joined in on the fun and voted ❤

Today I’m sharing the cards I created with the “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper along with cards that were made using the bundles that coordinate with this amazing paper.  Enjoy the card parade.

First up is the WINNER  of our card contest …

I’m always ready to try something new but I kind of favored the centering of the image too.  I’d like to share another project that was created using the Under My Umbrella bundle …

One of the items from the Coordinating”Pleased As Punch” designer paper were the tulips so I’ll just share a cute card that was created by Stampin’ Up! using the  “Timeless Tulips” bundle …

If you remember a couple days ago when I shared this card that featured both the “Pleased as Punch” Designer paper and the Small Bloom Punch…

You can quickly create flower cut outs for your cards, scrapbooks, and other paper projects using the Small Bloom Punch. Earn this flower punch FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion! Here is another sample …

You can also get the coordinating stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-bration and here is a cute card created by Stampin’ Up! …

Wow … Three totally different style of cards!  And when you think of versatility … think of the Heartfelt Bundle. Here is my card that kicked off the entire series …

Then I have another card to share that highlights this bundle …

Wasn’t that fun to see how versatile these bundles are and how quick it is to create these cards when teamed up with the designer paper.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. I appreciate it.

Have yourself a beautiful day!

TODAY’S FEATURED BUNDLES …

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Simply Sunday: Card Superbowl …

Happy Sunday Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, they seem to go by so fast! Some of you will be watching the Superbowl today … Good Luck if you’re cheering on either the 49ers or the Chiefs.  I thought we could have a little fun today … Battle of the cards!! A cardbowl of sorts!

It’s Day 3 of my “Pleased As Punch” Designer Series paper and today I’m using the umbrella design.  I have created 2 cards slightly different because I couldn’t decide which way I liked it best, so I’m asking for your vote; which card layout do you like best.

Both card bases are the same, I started with the “rainy” side of the designer paper and then matted it with Whisper White and finally mounted that onto the Balmy Blue base. Next I punched out the “open” umbrella and the handle …

STAMPIN’ TIP: The pattern on the paper does not align with the punch, so I pre-cut my images out and then punched them. If you find it hard to get the cut piece into the punch, put it onto a sticky note and then slide it in. Easy breezy!

I used Mini Dimensionals to attach my assembled umbrella to a 2-3/8″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The greeting from the coordinating “Under My Umbrella” stamp set was stamped in Balmy Blue.  I then trimmed the Whisper White around the top of the umbrella … I just thought this looked neat!  It highlights the umbrella but gives you a spot to stamp a greeting.

At this point I mounted my umbrella onto a piece of 3″ x 3-1/2″ Daffodil Delight cardstock … I wanted to add a little “sunshine” onto my card. This really creates a fun., bright focal point to the card.  NOW is where I couldn’t make up my mind … do I mount it in the center or do I off set the umbrella piece of my card?

WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?  Card #1 with the umbrella centered …

Or Card #2 with the umbrella off set …

I would love to hear which one you like best … Vote in the comment box below and let’s see which card WINS the Card Superbowl 🙂

Let me introduce you to the Under My Umbrella Stamp set …

Shower your loved ones in good wishes and flowers with the Under My Umbrella Stamp set. Line art images are fun to color and easy to customize for any occasion. The greetings in the stamp set work perfectly for thinking of you, sending love, wedding, or baby projects. Stamp the raindrop or flower images repeatedly to create backgrounds. You can also use them to decorate the umbrellas or the rain galoshes. This can also be purchased in a bundle with the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to hang out with me for a bit, and don’t forget to comment below.

Have a winning day!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …  Click on any item for more information or to begin shopping. Let me know if you need any help.

 

Spring Flowers … Just Because!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome to February 1st … and only a few more days until the Coordination Product Release! I have another cute card that you can create using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper.  Today we’ll coordinate this lovely paper with the Small Bloom Punch.

Again, I’m giving you a peek at both sides of the designer paper… one side is the cute flowers that coordinate with the punch and the other is these fun stripes.  This is a fun and simple card for you to recreate.  I thought it would be fun to share why I chose the images I used.

I wanted to bring the lines from the striped bottom into the top area so I chose the Swirly Frames stamp set and used the “circular” line image … I knew my pretty little flowers were going to embellish this image to create a wreath appearance.

Now that I have a circle image, I decided to bring in the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tied a bow. The little polka dots on the ribbon not only tie into our circular image but actually highlights the pearls on the flower as well. 

STAMPING TIP: Did you know that you can actually “dye” the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon?  With a little water, a few drops of your refill ink in a bowl, you can soak this ribbon until it reaches the desired color … pull it out and let it dry. How cool is that!!

The greeting I used came from the December 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  This was an amazing stamp set (one of the main reasons I subscribe to Paper Pumpkin … to get the exclusive stamp sets!!) It was filled with greetings you could use year round.  It’s a perfect time to try out Paper Pumpkin because with a 3 month, 6 month, or a 12 month Pre-Paid subscription … YOU Qualify for FREE Sale-a-Bration items.

All the elements used together to create this card blend together so beautifully and you end up with a cute, fun card that your friends or loved ones would be happy to receive … just because!

Thank you for your visit today, stop back tomorrow with yet another “Pleased As Punch” card.

Have fun today!!

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

Pretty Hearts Card Made Easy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Can you believe it’s the last day of January!? Well … Let’s Celebrate that!  And we’ll start by saying “Thank You” to the ladies who participated in my crazy puzzle challenge; Cindy and Pam … You Did Good and I hope you had fun. Watch your mail boxes (wink, wink) because I have a cute card and a little gift coming your way.

Speaking of cards, yesterday I shared the exciting news about the Coordination Product release so today I’d like to share one of the products that will be released in just a few days …

Let me introduce you to the “Pleased As Punch” Designer Series paper that coordinates with 4 products in the Mini Catalog. I choose the hearts in honor of the upcoming Valentine Day holiday.  I picked the hearts with the flower pattern on them and you can see that I decked them out with the “Share What You Love” pearls. And just so you know, the pretty gingham back ground paper … is the flip side to the hearts!

I used the scallop punch to add a black mat behind my “pink” heart creating the focal point. I grabbed my January 2020 Paper Pumpkin and used the “coordinating” stamp to add my greeting directly onto my heart punched from the “Pleased As Punch” Designer Series paper.  The cute little flower sequins are also from the paper pumpkin … it added the perfect touch to complete my card.

Do you notice a “theme” going on here … your right, the magic word is coordination.  The new designer paper coordinates with the Heart Punch pack and the Jan. Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love that this just really stretches out your dollars spent on crafting.

Thanks so much for stopping in on your Friday to visit with me. Hope you enjoyed the “sneak peek” into the “Pleased As Punch” Designer Series paper.  Click on the links below for more information on those products.

Have a wonderful weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

New Products Coming that Coordinate with Your Favorites …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share some exciting news … Stampin’ Up! is releasing a Coordination Product Release!  What does that mean? It means that they have created special products for us that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.

However … they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last.  This is why I’m letting you know now, because these products go LIVE on January 4th!  The items included in this promotion will not be in the upcoming annual catalog, so you’ll  want to get your hands these right away.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming our way …

First, we have coordinating dies to the beautiful Positive Thoughts stamp set.  And if you fell in love with the little critters in the Special Someone stamp set … you’ll love the dies just as much.  WOW … So far during Sale-a-bration, each of my Hostesses have earned the Little Ladybugs stamp set, so I know these dies will be on their February order.  Then we have the lovely Sending Flowers coordinating dies.

Oh yes, there is more …

Our beautiful birthday cake from the Happy Birthday to you Sale-a-bration stamp set now has the coordinating birthday dies.  And to top off these amazing products, they brought us beautiful designer paper that coordinates with the punches from the Bloom Punch that you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration, the Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder and Umbrella Builder punches all from the Mini Catalog.

Just a few points to remember …

  • Coordination Release begins February 4–March 31, 2020 – OR – While supplies last only
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to customer, workshop, and online orders. Feel free to contact me.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit.

I am so excited that the coordinating products are being introduced this early in our Sale-a-bration period … gives you a chance to expand your stamping collection that will give you maximum benefits (because they coordinate) and you can earn the FREE Sale-a-bration items.

Thank you for joining me today.  I’ll see you back here tomorrow as I share the winner / winners of the Puzzle Contest and a cute card the uses the NEW “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper from our Coordination Product Release.

Have yourself an awesome day!