Let Hope Be Your Anchor Card with Fun Fold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a masculine card that was created using one of the designer papers that is currently on sale and a fun fold!!  I began with the Sailing Away Bundle and the Come Sail Away designer paper.

The fun fold showcases 2 different patterns from the Come Sail Away Designer paper.  These two patterns together create a wonderful nautical card … great if you need a masculine card. However, the lighthouses and beautiful sailboat could easily be gifted to a girl friend or family member that loves the lakefront and all the beauty it offers.

Both the greeting and the sail boat comes from the Sailing Home Stamp set and the cute little anchor and Bakers Twine can be found in the product suite on page 145 of the Annual Catalog. The greeting flips open …

… and it exposes the perfect little spot to write your personal note to friend or family member. The left side also flips open … It’s just a fun way to present your message. Many of my stampin’ friends are looking for something different from the normal type card.

If you need more space for your message, you can always create a larger inner card … I was just showcasing the designer paper. Don’t like to cover it up too much.

Don’t forget that the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper is one of the papers that are currently on sale.

I hope you enjoyed this fun fold and nautical style featuring the Sailing Home Bundle …

Thank you for joining me today…

I hope you have a good one.



Sailing Away: Bridge Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I held my “Sailing Away” Class … rescheduled because I was sick last week (Thanks Ladies) and we had a great time making some really amazing cards, learning a new technique and did two cards with cool fold cards.

One of these cards I am sharing with you today … it is the Bridge Fold card with a fun new technique I called Watercolor Waves.  I will try to explain it to you the best I can.  First let me show you the card …

We did this in Night of Navy cardstock and embellished it with the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and the Sail Away Trinkets.  The greeting and sun were punched out using the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, the mat behind the greeting was die cut using one of the dies from the set included in the bundle.

The inner part of the card is Balmy Blue cardstock which was embossed 1/2 way up using the “High Seas” embossing folder.  Then we used the Wink of Stella pen and Night of Navy ink to watercolor over our waves.  Start with the darker shades at the bottom of the wave and as the ink comes off the brush, it gets lighter as you go up the wave.  Once dry (and it dries pretty fast) use a sponge dauber and the White Craft Ink to sponge the tops of the waves … creating white caps!

The “bridge” that goes across the card was done in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue wrapped in the Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.  Everything coordinates so nicely and can be found on pages 144 – 146 in the Come Sail Away Suite.  That can now be purchased with just one number, and includes the “Sailing Home” bundle of the stamp set and dies (at a 10% discount).

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper in on Sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed designing it and sharing it with my class.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Enjoy your Saturday ~



Come Sail Away Class Announcement

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

From the moment I opened the catalog I was on the hunt for the Lighthouse I saw on the front cover! The cover of our annual catalog boosts two of my favorite stamp sets. I’ve held a Magnolia class and now I’m offering you the opportunity to join me for a fun night stamping with the amazing Come Sail Away product suite.

I have already shared several cards with you and now I have created even more that you are sure to fall in love with.  The class will be held on Thursday, August 29th at 6:30 pm start time and costs $20.00.  This includes your pre-cut projects, accessories and envlopes.

Here are a few of the cards that I have shared earlier …

Have you fallen in love with this set yet? This is the perfect masculine stamp set or for our nautical / lake lovers. Or for those of you like me who are totally enchanted by lighthouses.

I always like to pop in a fun technique and a unique fold card into my classes … you’ll be thrilled with the cards from this class.  I hope you can join me and your fellow stampers for a great night out, fab cards and loads of fun. Not to mention some yummy snacks.

You can call me at (262) 334-1009 or email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com to RSVP.

Thanks so much for the visit today, I hope your day is a good one.

Come Sail Away! Guest Stamper: Marilyn B.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have another swap card to share with you today … I could not pass this one up since it features one of my favorite bundles and a Step Fold card! This stunning card was created by one of my Star’s team member Marilyn.

The card is known as a “Step” fold card and created fascinating dimension to your card … gives the sailboats the look of distance.  I am in the process of recreating this layout so I can create a tutorial on “how to” make it.  In fact, it will be one of the two step cards that my club member will be learning how to make this fall.

My Stampin’ Clubs will start in September and if you are interesting in learning new techniques, using new stamps, dies and accessories first hand, and getting to know how some of the new products work and embellish your cards and scrapbook pages … you will want to join. Contact me if interested … I may also be starting a VIRTUAL Club for those who live out of my area .. or out of state!  Again, contact me for full details.

Marilyn used the new “Sailing Home” bundle from the Annual Catalog. This is one of my favorite bundles / product suites.  In fact, the lighthouse looks similar to a lighthouse in Fond du Lac, WI.  This is such a great masculine card. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Thanks for stopping by and watch for an upcoming tutorial on the Step Fold Card … better yet, join one of my Stamp Clubs and learn first hand how to do this and so much more!  We are focusing on techniques and fun folds this year.

Have a wonderful day ~



Which is your favorite bundle?

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Let’s have a little fun today! I’m showcasing bundles from the new Annual Catalog and I would like to know which one is “YOUR” favorite … These are all bundles the I have posted my creations since the release of the catalog. If I haven’t featured your favorite, please let me know.  You can put your answers in the “Reply” box below.  Thank you!!


Lets begin …

Sailing Home Bundle 151066

The Sailing Home Bundle includes the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set and the Smooth Sailing Dies. Whether you’re sailing home or going off to new adventures, the images and sentiments in the Sailing Home Stamp Set will inspire you on your journey.

Royal Peacock Bundle 151100

The Royal Peacock Bundle includes the Royal Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Detailed Peacock Dies. Wow! Just look at the peacock in the Royal Peacock Stamp Set—isn’t it divine? Imagine all the fun projects you’ll be able to create with it!


Good Morning Magnolia Bundle 151087

The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle includes the Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set and the Magnolia Memory Dies. The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set features a gorgeous magnolia for your wow projects!


Dino Days Bundle 151139

The Dino Days Bundle includes the Dino Days Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Dino Dies. The Dino Days Stamp Set is sure to be a favorite for kids (and the young at heart).

Free As A Bird Bundle 151123

The Free As a Bird Bundle includes the Free As a Bird Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Ooooh, the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! Send them to all your friends because they deserve it.

These are only 5 of the 29 amazing bundles in the new Annual Catalog!  Please let me know what your favorite is, even if I have not showcased it today. There are many more in the catalog that I have to get my hands on yet!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog post today, and to vote!  I will be back tomorrow to share another special project created with the FREE AS A BIRD product suite.

Have a wonderful day! … Don’t forget to vote below!

Today’s Stamping Inspirations ….

The “Suite” Bundles gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool (punch or dies) bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items shown. 



Come Sail Away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sail away on an open course to creativity with the Come Sail Away Suite! The artsy maritime Designer Series Paper, stamp set, and coordinating dies come together perfectly to help you feel you’re relaxing on the cape. With some Baker’s Twine and Sail Away Trinkets, you can make handmade cards for everyone on your list, no matter where they are in their journey. With this suite you’ll soon see the endless possibilities this suite has to offer!

But if all you want are stamps and dies, the Sailing Home Bundle is perfect for you, and you can buy it separately with its own item number and price! Whatever you need to give the gift of sailing (without actually buying a boat), we’ve got you covered! So trim your sails and set a course for crafting nostalgia with this fun nautical suite and bundle. You won’t be able to get enough of it!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope yours is a good one!