March Madness: Card #5

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally Friday!  Let’s have some fun …and what is more fun than the “Hey, Chick” stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog!! At first I thought … why do I need chickens? But the more samples I saw and the more I played with this set, I was thrilled that I had it in my stamp collection.

Here is my version of the card …

I wanted my “chicks” to be talking to each other so that is why they are layered the way they are, and they are on top of a “chicken wire” background! That was created with the “Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions” Embossing Folder.

My “chicks” are colored with the new “Water Color” pencils and Blender Pens except for the red parts … I used our Real Red marker for that.

The “Hey, Chick” greeting comes from the “Hey, Chick” stamp set and the let’s celebrate (and the greeting inside) comes from the “Balloon Adventures” stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog. The greetings were all cut from our “Bunch of Banners” Framelits.

There are so many samples you can find using the stamp set on Pinterest, it’s too cute to pass up! And once Sale-a-bration is over (March 31st, 2017) it will be gone forever 😦

You may choose this as one of your FREE cards when you make a qualifying purchase during my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  Each card comes with a set of instructions, dimensions and stampin’ tips to help you.

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, and call your favorite chick to celebrate … just being friends!

Thank you for coming over to my blog today!

March Madness: Card #4

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that I created using the “World of Dreams” stamp set and the Dragonfly framelits.  I saw this technique posted on our demonstrator Facebook page and just had to share it with you.

You begin with the “Window Sheets” … then I cut out the dragonfly, added ink and embossed! BEAUTIFUL … the photo does not do this card justice.

I also added the masking and sponging technique to create this stunning background, a perfect fit with our dragonfly.

To finish my card I added the verse from the “World of Dreams” stamp set and the leaves to frame my card.

You may choose this as one of your FREE cards when you make a qualifying purchase during my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration.  Each card comes with a set of instructions, dimensions and stampin’ tips to help you.

Here’s the deal …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

Here is another picture that really shows off the glimmer on the dragonfly…

Thanks for checking back in with me.  Have a wonderful day!

Simply Sunday: Thank You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that my Technique Clubs did this May. They learned how to create a “Tunnel Card” and we also used the “masking” technique for the front to create a soft focal point for our birds.

Let’s begin with the front of the card and the World of Dreams stamp set …

I found a card on pinterest using the “masking” technique and loved the color pallet that was used. It was created by Dena Rekow … I cased her basic design.

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The template was created with the Squares Collection Framelits so that we could sponge multiple cards. The top right of the square is sponged with Soft Sky and the bottom left is sponged with Pear Pizzazz … it is then stamped with the bird silhouette stamp using the Black StazOn in pad. It’s very dramatic.

The pop of black cardstock behind the stamped front and the Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon really pull the card together and give it an elegant look.

The inside of the card is using the “Tunnel” to create a very dramatic look. The white cardstock is double stamped in the Pear Pizzazz to give it some dimension. We stamped the same on the inside, along with the greeting in Black StazOn.

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The tunnel itself is easy to create with just a few folds and a framelit of punch to create the opening. Stop back tomorrow for a step by step tutorial on how to create the Tunnel Fold.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me …

Have a wonderful day!

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THE BEST THING … In Black & White

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is our first full day in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! We’re here for the Stampin’ Up! Convention and some genealogy! I will be posting all week long but if you would like a glimpse into SLC and Convention, come visit my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape facebook page ... CLICK HERE!

I have a card share with you today done in Black and White. I began with the layout and my Squares Collection Framelits…

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Then I teamed it up with the Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack and World of Dreams stamp set.

The Whisper White frame was cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ and then the Square framelit was used to cut out and expose the designer paper underneath. The white frame is popped up with the use of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I then stamped the birds using the Memento Ink and used a smaller square framelit to cut it out.  This was also popped up with dimensionals … giving the card added dimension and a classic clean look.

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If you want … you could mat your favorite color behind the center square (bird image) and create a focal point with a “pop” of color! Experiment and have some fun.  Even simple layouts can become extraordinary cards!

Thank you for stopping by today ~

Hope your day is a good one!

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A Wonderful Journey …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you another card from my Quick -n- Easy series focusing on the Designer Series Paper.  My card is a bit more sophisticated than the fun and bold birthday card you saw yesterday.

Nothing says sophistication like black and white, so I pulled out the “Back to Black” Designer Series Paper.  It’s like pulling out your favorite outfit from your closet!  I used it as my background and with one of the banners so you could see two different patterns.

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I quickly made the banners using the “Banner Framelit Dies”, this is where I introduced the Mossy Meadow, one of the new 2014-16 In-colors.  I secured these to the top of the designer paper and topped it off with the beautiful Mossy Meadow Stitched Ribbon.  It’s so soft and ties beautifully.

To complete the card, I chose the new “World of Dreams” stamp set found on page 127.  This was on my wish list from the moment I opened the new catalog, it didn’t take long before it was in my stamp collection and I was a very happy stamper!

What a beautiful greeting … “Wishing you a wonderful journey through a world of dreams come true”.   The second greeting in the set is; “The best thing about a person like you is that you bring out the best in everyone”.  Perfect … perfect stamp set!

I stamped the saying in Black StazOn, then cut it out with the “Circle Framelit Dies”.  Lastly, I inked up the leaves in Mossy Meadow and “stamped off” onto scrap paper before stamping over my verse.  To create some dimension, I popped up the verse using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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It is a very easy card to make and the use of the framelits make it quick and professional looking.

Now is a great time to purchase the designer papers … It’s buy 3, get 1 FREE.

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Thanks again for stopping by and following along with my Quick -n- Easy series.  I would love to know which one is your favorite?

Have a wonderful day ~

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