Simply Sunday: Beauty of the Earth Card Parade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a treat for you today … a simple yet beautiful Slim Line card and a parade of other cards that were created from the amazing Beauty of the Earth Suite. I will also be sharing some fun techniques on these cards so, grab a cup of coffee and sit back with me while we go through these creative gems!

First up is my Slimline cards, this card fits in a business size envelope … I’m using two different patterns from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and joined them together with the pretty Gold Fine Art Ribbon; it has a touch of sparkle, so I had to add the Genial Gems to keep the sparkle going.

The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set / bundle. I chose the Cinnamon Cider as a mat and Merry Merlot as my card base … they pull those colors out of the designer paper. I find this suite / bundle very gender neutral … who wouldn’t love these cards!

My second card I’m using the same pattern of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper and the Beautiful Trees dies. Another simple card when using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. The greeting comes from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set included in the bundle.

Ready to see another card using the same paper? The amazing thing is that each one looks sooo different! I used a landscape layout verses the portrait as I did on the first two cards and created this unique card. I also used Night of Navy on this card to pull out the blue in the designer paper.

I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies … I love this look, it’s new and fresh and highlights the designer paper. I added the tree and greeting from the bundle …

Now lets change things up a little by using a different pattern from our Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and a fun technique … the “Split Card Technique”. I’m using Old Olive and Early Espresso to coordinate with my designer paper. You can watch the video to see how to create this card yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Yesterday I shared the next card with you … the card base is Early Espresso and so is the tree itself, it made the Misty Moonlight designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper really pop, and when I added the leaves to the trees … WOW! The leaves on the bottom are just another die cut of the top … just cut up into smaller pieces to lay upon the ground. So pretty!

The last card I have to share with you, used the same watercolor background paper but I’m changing up the seasons. Once the leaves are gone … well, winter comes next, and it makes for the perfect Christmas card …

I just love this card and I used the Chalk pen and Wink of Stella to add snow to my tree! How fun is that! I just wanted to show you that this is not just another tree set, but a bundle / or suite that can be used for any season … or any reason!!

Don’t forget it’s Sale-a-bration and you can get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog with the purchase of the suite or the bundle!! If you choose the suite … just add on a few more items and you’ll have enough to get my FREE Delicate Dahlia Class!

Thank you for joining me this Sunday for my card parade, I hope you enjoyed the many styles of cards. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Stop back tomorrow because I have another card that will knock your socks off!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

Delicate Dahlias …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two cards, the video and the details for my Delicate Dahlias class. Does FREE * FREE equal a WIN * WIN?!! I would hope so 🙂 You can get the Delicate Dahlias stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-bration, and when you purchase enough to get yours … You will get a FREE class from me!

The Class Includes:

  • You will be sent an invitation to join a private Facebook Classroom where all of the information, tips and more will be posted.
  • A PDF for each of the projects in the class which includes pictures, instructions and a list of ingredients.
  • You will also have access to a video for each of the projects.

Here is the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE … I also have both cards to share with you today as well.

My first card was done in Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie … sounds yummy doesn’t it! The tips shared in the video really helps in the alignment of the two step technique.

You’ll notice that I’ve changed a few things from the video. I noticed that my greeting was a bit crooked … don’t you hate when that happens!! So I just stamped it on another piece of paper and punched the ends like I did on the Cherry Cobbler card coming next.

I also used my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to color my Opal Rounds. I also stamped some leaves and added them to the card … wow, it really makes the colors pop!

The distinktive stamps in this set really bring the dahlias to life …

I used the Scalloped Contours dies to create the background, and the Lovely Labels punch for my greeting. I didn’t want to get “too fancy” and take away from those stunning dahlias!!

I couldn’t get my “name game” to spin my winner here on my blog, so I’ll be sure to spin next week … I don’t want to miss my rewards to my loyal LIVE fans!! You guys rock!!

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards and all the tips shared in the video!! I thank you hanging out with me today.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

Simple Sympathy Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I introduced you to the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent Card Kit.  As you know, the retirement list went live last Monday and many of the items are already SOLD OUT.  Wow … they go fast!  As far as I know, the items shared today are still available, however the “are” on the retiring list so if you love them, get them soon.

RETIRING STAMPS LIST                  RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST

We all know it’s hard enough to come up with a card when your in a hurry, but even harder when you or someone you care about has just suffered the loss of a loved one.   It’s so hard for me at that time to create a card, so I took yesterday’s solution using the Simply Sent card kits for quick cards, and added to it …

000_1025

I think this kit works beautifully for sympathy cards, and you can make up a couple of them right away so you won’t have to do it during that time of need.

I paired up the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent Card Kit with the “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set.  I am happy to say that the Thoughts and Prayers is not on the retiring list.

I wanted to add some subtle color so I used the Pistachio Pudding both to back the lazer cut paper and the flowers.  The flowers were punched using the “Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack” – also on the retiring list.

000_1028

I used the “Glue Dots” to attached the punched flowers.  The pretty little gems come in the card kit, as do the envelopes.  Click on the link below to view the kit.

Our card kits are beautiful they way they are, as you saw yesterday, or you can easily change them to any occasion you need.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Have a wonderful week ~

blog-closing-small

 

Sending Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today my card share is from one of the most requested card classes I receive… sympathy cards.   Usually when we go to our stamping spots to create, we are happy and make fun birthday cards for friends and family.

It seems to me that when you need a sympathy card, that is the last thing you want to do … so I am going to help out in 2 ways today.  First, my card share and then to invite you to an upcoming card class designed around those occasions when our hearts are just not into stamping … My “Open Hearts Class”.

Just remember, even though it’s a difficult time, the card you make to cheer someone up when they’re sick or comfort someone who’s lost a loved one – those cards forever touch their hearts.

000_0485

I began with the “Blessed Easter” stamps (comes in wood only) and just omitted the Easter greeting.  I did this by the “Direct to Rubber” technique, using markers to color the image.

The colors I chose were Elegant Eggplant and Wild Wasabi.  I then used the “Blender Pen” to pull color off my marker tip, and add it to the card, creating a watercolor look to the flower.

My salutation (greeting) comes from the “Love & Sympathy” stamp set found on page 68 of our catalog.  To add a touch of texture to the card, I used the “Flower Garden” embossing folder.  It’s very subtle but it added a nice touch to the card.

000_0482

Simplicity is key… for those making the card and those who receive it … just a heartfelt note to let them know you are thinking of them and that you care.

I will be posting my “Open Hearts Class” on my website www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net  I will post full details including class details and time.  Date for this class will be Monday, February 24th.  Mark your calendar and save the date!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

blog closing-small

Card Samples from the Best of 25 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared some of my favorite “Best of 25 Years” stamp sets.  So today … I thought it would be fun to share some of the card samples that I have saved that highlight these stamp sets.  I will admit that some of these may or may not be my cards… they could be from swaps or photos from Stampin’ Up! events.

 So here is to reminiscing  ….

Ok … the first one, “Best of Autumn” is not the exact pail of apples, but I did find one that was very similar.  If my memory serves me, this is a card that we did at a 10-4-10 card making event.5870-1432685

Best Of Autumn Clear-Mount Stamp Set

134390

Price: $14.95

Celebrate the change of seasons with some of our favorite autumn-themed stamp images from the past 25 years! The five-piece Best of Autumn Stamp Set brings together some beautiful fall images, along with a never-before-seen “Give Thanks” stamp that makes this the perfect set for your autumn projects!

I could not find even one sample from the “Best of Birthday’s” … so I shared a fun card from “yester-year” that you could copy with any of the images here.

Kick off 2004-05 013

Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp Set

132929

Price: $14.95

Happy 25th anniversary to us! Each month during 2013, we’ll smash up some of our all-time-faves with a new never-before-seen stamp to create twelve “Best of” stamp sets. We’re kicking things off with the Best of Birthdays Stamp Set. Party on!

This card touches my heart … it comes from a set of cards that we made at a “Stamp Out Cancer” class.  With each stamp set purchased, a donation was made a cancer foundation.  So here is just one of those beautiful cards …

000_0926

Best Of Butterflies Clear-mount Stamp Set

133345

Price: $14.95

Did you know that every year Monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico, and that the migration might span multiple generations of butterflies?

Impressive.

I chose the “deer” to highlight the “Best of Christmas” stamp set.  He (or she) is so pretty!  We made this card at one of our Holiday 10-4-10 events.

000_0593

Best Of Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set

134384

Price: $14.95

That’s right; it’s time to start thinking about Christmas again. Lucky for you, as part of our 25-year Anniversary celebration we’ve brought back three of our favorite images from Christmas past, and created a never-before-seen image that coordinates perfectly with the Christmas Ornament Punch.

For the “Best of Greetings” I picked the “With Sympathy” … This must have been a swap card, because I do not recall doing this beautiful card at one of my events.  Kudo’s to the creator of this card –Untitled03

Best Of Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

133485

Price: $14.95

You never have to be at a loss for the right words with the Best of Greetings Stamp Set. With this set, you have the perfect saying for almost any occasion!
Every month during 2013, we’re combining some of our all-time-favorite stamps with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set. Best of Greetings is our June offering, but don’t forget to check out the sets from previous months as well. They’re available all year!

Note: Clear-Mount Blocks B, C, and G needed for this set.

OK … for those of you who have been around with me for a while, you are sure to remember “Frosty”.  He was so easy to make a quite -n- cute card with.  For example …

Nov ~ Dec 2003 008

Best Of Snow Clear-Mount Stamp Set

134387

Price: $14.95

Is it winter yet? Even if snow isn’t on the ground yet, you can still celebrate the first snows of winter with some of our favorite snow images from the past 25 years! With the Best of Snow set, you also get the never-before-seen Let it Snow image which coordinates perfectly with the Bracket Label Punch.

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we’re bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.

  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COLLECTOR’S CARD

If you want to see the rest of the “Best of 25” stamp sets… CLICK HERE.

I hope you enjoyed the “flashback” today.

Thank you for dropping by today!

blog closing-small