Check out my Fun “Faker Shaker” Card!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m sharing a fun “Faker Shaker” card … Last week I shared the cards from the Saying Thanks Card Kit and during my demonstration (will share the video replay below) that I would create a card using those left over hearts that came off of one of the cards in the kit.

If you’ve seen the video, just bypass it because you know exactly what I’m talking about … If you haven’t grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy.

I really love this kit … as it states, it’s perfect for NEW Crafters / Cardmakers, Busy Moms or Grandmas! Great to craft with your kids (thanks Barb) and they are nice to have on hand when you need a quick card!!

OK … Let’s get to this cutie! I used a “clear” medium envelope to create my shaker card, and all those hearts you see below, they will now be “inside” as the “shaker” for my card.

I cut the front of the cardbase used for the “heart” card down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … it’s so colorful and coordinates with the envelopes from the KIT perfectly. Then I tucked it inside the “CLEAR” envelope … make sure that the adhesive flap goes towards the back.

You can save the back that was cut off for another card. Next I tucked all them hearts inside the envelope “in front of” the card front. The fact that they are white, really makes them stand out from the watercolor background.

You will need to wrap the excess of the envelope to the back. I use the Stampin’ Seal Plus as it lays nicely on the clear envelope and really holds it in place. Now you can remove the backing from the adhesive flap and pull that around the back as well. This encloses your hearts.

I wanted to add a ribbon behind my greeting so I used the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon. I attached the ends to the back of my “shaker” and then tied a bow and attached it with a Mini Glue Dot. I chose the Merci as my “thank you” … the greetings in the “Saying Thanks” Kit come in four different languages so it’s fun to find a way to use them as well. I attached the greeting over my ribbon using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I stamped the “FOR ALL YOU DO” from the Happiness Abounds stamp set … I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to lay color only on those words as it is a larger sentiment. Once inked up, I stamped it on Basic White and cut it out myself. Using the edge of my stampin’ dimensionals I popped it up to match the greeting height.

Now that the “shaker” card front is done, you can mount it onto your card base … I used a Basic Black card base to pull the black out of the greeting and creating a focal point. It draws your eye to it even though it is mounted onto such a colorful background. Interesting!! To finish off my card, I added 3 Fresh Freesia embellishments from the Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems.

Even though the kits were designed for NEW stampers, those of us who are avid stampers also like to have quick & easy cards on hand … and if we want, we can JAZZ them up a bit!!

I have the links listed below so you may add these products to your stamp collection. We only have 1 week left to qualify for our FREE / Exclusive Sale-a-bration items, so if you need some adhesive, cardstock or embellishments now would be a good time to pick them up, and grab a FREEBIE!!

I want to “Thank You” for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Here are those links that I promised …. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Make sure to join me LIVE tonight (Tuesday, Feb.21st) on my Facebook Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Page … I will be showcasing the NEW Hello, Irresistible Suite Collection

Kits Make Card Making Easy Breezy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will be sharing the replay of my Facebook LIVE last night where I highlighted the Saying Thanks Card Kit and will show you making them is Easy Breezy! These kits include everything you need to create the cards and even include coordinating envelopes. Then I’m going to use one of the card bases and add some stamping to it!! Oh … I can’t wait to show this to you!

First, lets take a look at the video …

I really love this kit … as it states, it’s perfect for NEW Crafters / Cardmakers, Busy Moms or Grandmas! Great to craft with your kids (thanks Barb) and they are nice to have on hand when you need a quick card!!

As you look at these three cards, you could change up the “occasion” with just a little simple stamping! Turn the polka dots into a “birthday” or the hearts into “I Love You” or “I’m Here For You” card … anything you can imagine!

Now … let’s talk about that rainbow card. The minute I saw it, a stamp set came to mind and I know I had to try it out. I normally don’t really change up my “Kit” cards but I didn’t think swapping out a greeting / sentiment would hurt.

When I saw the Covered in Sunshine stamp set, well … I had to have it. Look at the samples in the Mini Catalog (page 37/ below) and you can see why I was tempted to purchase this one… It’s different! It’s happy and encouraging and fun! Stampin’ Up! did a great job on these samples.

So … look at the rainbow card above, and you’ll see where I got my inspiration from for my Saying Thanks Kit card. I thought it was the perfect time to do a “Mash Up” of products and see how it turns out.

Here you go ….

I love the way it turned out! It almost looks hand written, cool right, and perfect to send to a friend. And I told you in the video that I would be using up those hearts, and this is just the beginning. Let me share with you how I got the sentiment so perfect.

Oh, those of you who own the Stamparatus already knew where I was going with this ….

Using the Stamparatus allows you to align your sentiment perfectly and then “repeatedly” stamp it until you get the depth of color you want. I do believe I stamped my greeting 4 times to get it nice and dark so that it really showed up on such a colorful background.

They really do go together nicely … don’t they? Those cute little confetti embellishments that come in the kit are shiny so I thought I would add my Wink of Stella to my heart so that it sparkled too!!

I have the links listed below so you may add these products to your stamp collection. The Saying Thanks Kit, Covered in Sunshine Stamp Set and Wink of Stella “almost” gets you to a FREE Sale-a-bration item, so if you need some adhesive, cardstock or embellishments now would be a good time.

I want to “Thank You” for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Here are those links that I promised …. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kindness Matters

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had the chance to check out my post from yesterday where I introduced the Notes of Kindness Card Kit and shared an alternative project to those shown in the kit.  Today I have 2 more alternative projects to share with you.  Here are the four original designs …

Today I am going to feature the card with the leaf background … it’s in the upper right-hand corner above and my alternative is below ~

I used the same flower that was used in the kit layout but instead of adding the big die cut “Thank You” … I added a few of the die cut strips to add some color and then I stamped my greeting directly on the pink one.  This is truly a quick and simple card to make.  I did add the pretty “Share What You Love” Artesian Pearls.

My next card is the last of the four backgrounds … the color wash (I love it)!!

Who said you cannot say Thank You in any language … and why not French, it’s so pretty.  On this card I decided to use the die cut “Merci” as my greeting … it actually highlights the floral arrangement.

I began my arrangement by looping the pretty cord behind my flower.  The cord is secured with dimensionals and then attached to the pink and white die cut strip.  Although this strip has adhesive on the back … I wanted it raised, so I added 1/2 of the leaves sheet and then popped it up with Dimensionals.

I finished off the card with a few pearls … quite easy to make and oh so pretty.

Thanks for joining me this Monday! I hope it is a good day for you.



SIMPLY SUNDAY: Notes of Kindness

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post today … I had family obligations the needed my attention.  This is one of the benefits of this business … I can put it on hold for a short time if needed.

Today I’d like to share with you two cards that I have created with the All-Inclusive Card Kit; Notes of Kindness.  This card kit is perfect to have on hand if you need to make a quick card here and there, it also makes the perfect gift! You can gift it just the way it is, if your friend or family member is somewhat familiar or new to stamping, or you can create all the cards and tuck them into this pretty box. Everything you need is included!

As you can see … the cards, envelopes, embellishments, stamps, block and ink spot are all included, and it come with instructions on how to build your cards.  Just assemble and go!  Today I’ll be showing you one of the four (4) different cards and then an alternative card that I created using the products in the card kit.

Let’s start with one of the designs from the kit …

The card base comes with the lines on it … the banner is pre-cut and has adhesive on the back so you just place it on the card front and it’s set.  The leaves can be applied with your adhesive or you can use the dimensionals which are also included in the kit.

The square piece just pops out and has the stitched edges that are so popular.  The greeting is one of 6 stamps included in the set and the black ink is also included.

Now lets take a look at the alternative project that I made using the supplies from only this kit …

On this card, our leaves are on the background … the colors give it the illusion of depth.  The strips of cardstock are pre-cut and also have adhesive on the back, but I trimmed them down to fit onto this layout of the card.  I will use the leftovers on another card design.  The Thank You is also included and really pops when I place them on top of the colored strips.

The pretty little pearls are also included in this card kit and work well at drawing your eye towards the greeting!  Did I mention the all-inclusive card kit also contains coordination envelopes? Well … it does!!

Again, this is the perfect card kit to give as a gift or to keep on hand when you need a quick yet beautiful card. One more awesome thing about our kit is … It’s REFILLABLE!! How cool is that.

Thank you so much for stopping back today. Tomorrow will share 2 more samples 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your day ~








Simply Sunday: That’s the Tag

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a simple and easy cards for you that delights the eyes with our beautiful “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper. The possibilities are endless when you teams this designer paper with the “That’s the Tag” Bundle!

On the first card I chose the “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper that had the delicate flower pattern. The color is Sahara Sand so I used Very Vanilla as my base and my tag.  I stamped the tag with the oval dot pattern and the thanks from the “That’s the Tag” stamp set from the bundle of the same name.


I then added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishments from the Falling in Love suite. I placed them to align with the pattern on the paper and to anchor the greeting. Simple!


My next card, I again used the “Falling in Love” Designer Series paper but chose the “Bokeh” style paper. Bokeh, which is pronounced bow-kay or bow-keh, refers to the wonderful out-of-focus light and shapes. The color pallet on my card is Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.


On our first card we used the simple oval tag for our greeting, on this card we stepped it up with the pretty flower die cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Oh so pretty!

Again, the greeting comes from the bundle and I created a simple banner and then backed it with a touch of the glimmer paper to make the greeting pop.


Simple cards to make but dramatic in texture and design. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards … I will be back with more of the items we used today.  You can see a list below.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your Sunday to visit me.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Say “THANKS” with style …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to show you an alternative project that you can do with your February Paper Pumpkin.

I really meant to post earlier but last night I was not feeling up to par so I sat down on the couch and before I knew it, it was about 3 am … with all the lights and TV on! Needless to say … I shut everything off and went to bed! Must have really needed sleep … lol.

Yesterday you got to watch the Stampin’ Up! video on how to make the Filled with Gratitude project, here’s mine …


I took the negative (or leftover) piece of felt and decided to create something with that. First, you have to cut it because it comes 2 per sheet. I used a ruler to draw a line where I wanted to cut, then used my “Craft Scissors” … it works great!

Because the felt piece is larger than a regular size card, I designed it to fit into a business size envelope! You’ll need to cut your full piece of cardstock (I used Soft Suede) down to 9-3/4” x 7-7/8” and fold in half lengthwise.


I really wanted it to pop so I matted it with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper! I did use Mini Glue Dots to hold the felt piece onto the glimmer paper.

I then popped up that piece with dimensionals and attached it to a piece of Pool Party and stamped “you’re the best” from the Simply Wonderful stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. The entire front was then attached to the Soft Suede.

Living a life of gratitude seems to bring more wonderful people in your life, so I try very hard to show people I appreciate them. If you have a special waitress, hairdresser or UPS man … this would be a great way to say “Thanks”!


I’ve added a piece of Pool Party to the inside and punched a partial “Decorative Label” in the center, then trimmed the sides with the “Extra Large Oval”.

The “YOU’RE SIMPLY WONDERFUL” also comes from the Simply Wonderful stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Once attached … just slip some cash or a gift certificate for a fun touch.


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I appreciate that you follow my posts. Let me know if there is anything special you would like me to showcase.

Have a wonderful day …


Thanks… Love ya! Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you today?  I am feeling pretty darn good, hope you are too.

I am excited to share today’s card with you.  I have been “piggy-backing” my cards for the past couple days … and today is no exception.  Yesterday I shared a card using the “Hip Notes” stamp set, so today I will share another design using that same set!

So my first task was to decide which image I would use this time, so I chose the “Thanks”.  Well those little arrows took me to the “Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper”.  I chose the pattern with “arrows” on it!


You got it … it was the little circles on the designer paper that made me think of the “Circle Card Thinlits Die”.  I love working with this die!  It is so easy to use, and the recipient of the card just “flips” over it!  Ok … bad pun, I’m sorry!  Back to the card.

Well, with all these little arrow going on … I thought I would pull out my “Chevron Border Punch”.  I bought this a while ago and never used it yet!  Whew … I was really happy when Stampin’ Up! carried it over into the Occasions catalog!!


Of course you can see that my color pallet was supplied by my designer paper … so I went with the Baked Brown Sugar, the Coastal Cabana, and Very Vanilla.

After cutting out the “circle flip card base” … I punched out at Baked Brown Sugar mat, using the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  For my greeting, that was stamped in the Baked Brown Sugar onto Very Vanilla, and then cut out with one of the circles from the “Circle Collection Framelits”.  Just as I said yesterday, I also used my “Magnetic Platform”.

As you can see, one little image can take you on a journey through an entire creation!  Another cute and simple card … what did we ever do before that “Big Shot” came to town!  I’ll tell ya, it was mighty boring around here.  LOL

Oh yes, and when you “flip” that card … you will get a sweet little greeting from the Just Sayin’ stamp set that I used a couple days ago.


Thanks for stopping by and following along on my card making journey today.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Hip Notes Stamp Set – WOOD



 Hip Notes Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Circle Card Thinlets Die



 Chevron Border Punch



 Circle Collection Framelit Dies



 2-1/2” Circle Punch



 Magnetic Plateform



 Envelope Liner Framelit Die (ON SALE)

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Polka Dot -n- Flower Shop Parade …

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to a brand new week.

We have officially entered the summer season so what better to celebrate than a parade!  This week I will be posting a “parade” of new stamp sets that I will be featuring at my upcoming Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party!

Each day will feature a new stamp set … keep a list as I will be hosting a “Guess my favorite new stamp set” challenge at the party.  If you are interested in attending … leave a comment or message me!

Today’s featured stamp set is … FLOWER SHOP


Along with the Flower Shop stamp set, I used the new “Million & One” stamp set – stamped in Old Olive.  I love the font on this set, it is so beautiful.

The flower was stamped using VersaMark and heat embossed with the Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder.  It is slightly darker than the Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper I used, but still looks good.

And if you’re going to give someone a card that says “A Million & One Thanks” … don’t you agree, it needs some bling!  I not only used the Rhinestones, but added a little more sparkle to the flower by using Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!

Here is a list of the items used today:


Flower Shop (W- 130939 / C-130942)

Million & One (W-126375 / C-126377)


Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)

Very Vanilla Carstock (101650) 8-1/2″ x 11 Neutrals Collection

Old Olive Cardstock (100702) 8-1/2″ x 11 Brights Collection


Pansy Punch (130698) Coordinates with the Flower Shop stamp set

Rhinestone Basic Jewels ( 119246)

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023)

Crystal Effects (101055)

Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (123106)

Heat Tool (129053)

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Click on the link above to shop for any of these items.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead…

and don’t forget to stop back each day to see the new “featured” stamp sets.

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