From Scraps to Splendid … Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I share two card layouts with you that are perfect for using up your scraps of designer paper!! Our first layout uses 9 – 1″ squares ….

The Whisper White piece that holds these 9 designer paper pieces measures 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and the Real Red mat behind it is 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

The card base is Real Red and measures 4-1/4″ x 11″ and the Whisper White measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … both white pieces were embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder. Before embossing it, the greeting was stamped from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.

OK … Here’s the fun part. I’m sharing they layouts and I would like to see what you come up with!! You can post them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook pagewe’ll have a contest!!

Our second layout …

Strips of Designer Paper and a bow is all you need to create with this layout, but I did add a little more! The base of the card is Blackberry Bliss and the Basic Black mat was embossed with the Old World 3-D Embossing Folder.

The strips of designer paper come from the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper and a strip of the Black Glitter Paper. I did stamp my greeting directly onto the Blackberry designer paper … it comes from the Festive Corners stamp set.

I’ll post a notice on my Facebook page and then make sure you share cards. We’ll do a SPIN 2 WIN on all the entries. Let’s have some FUN this Friday!

See you on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page!

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 ♥ 

Fun Friday Layouts …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve been having some fun lately with card layouts and how helpful they are when you are ready to start creating! So today I’d like to share two more card layouts with you … Grab your scraps!!

OK … Here’s the fun part. I’m sharing they layouts and I would like to see what you come up with!! You can post them on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook pagewe’ll have a contest!!

The first layout is 9 – 1″ x 1″ squares … Have fun with it and come up with any occasion you prefer. I’ll be sharing my cards with you here!

Our second layout …

or template is a layering of designer paper all tied up pretty with a bow. However, you could put your greeting tag across the top instead of the bow … or the greeting can be stamped along the bottom. As far as the banners – make them with any width or length … Use up those scraps! Again, have fun with it and don’t forget to share.

I’ll post a notice on my Facebook page and then make sure you share cards. We’ll do a SPIN 2 WIN on all the entries. Let’s have some FUN this Friday!

See you on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page!

Simply Sunday: Quick Card Layouts

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you enjoyed your July 4th celebrations, or got to relax a little, if not, grab a cup of coffee and join me as I share two layouts featuring the “Peony Garden” Designer Series paper.

Hope you had a chance to check out the Peony Garden suite that I shared yesterday … today, I’m highlighting only the designer paper. The soft florals and versatile designs make this paper a treasured find for your collection.

Let’s start with out first card, a bit of a surprise considering out designer paper is called “Peony Garden” …

I couldn’t wait to share this pattern with you, not what you expected but the pattern suits a masculine card perfectly. I teamed this one up with our “A Good Man” stamp set. A simply layout … yes, but it is simply Sunday.

Wait till you see this same designer paper pattern used on my next card!! The design reminds me of a tweed so I paired it with a lovely floral pattern in Petal Pink ….

We are stepping up our layout for the second card. I used two strips of designer paper in different patterns – these are cut to 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ … they are cut off at 1-1/4″ and then placed on a 4″ x 3″ Basic Grey mat. This is then attached to the Petal Pink which is embossed with the new Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder.

The “thank you” comes from the “Borders Abound” stamp set . I share a card with you a few days ago featuring that stamp set (See Here). Check it out … I think you will enjoy it. I love this font and think it adds an elegant touch to the card. It was heat embossed in white and the ends punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.

It is amazing how a designer paper pattern can influence the style of your card. On our first the gray is masculine but on the second, it adds a formal touch, and combined with the softness of the floral pattern and fanciful font … you end up with charming card.

Thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to join me. I will be sharing “more” with the Peony Garden Designer paper the next few days. If you LIKED today’s post … please click the LIKE button at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!