Stamp Sets on Clearance Rack!

In just a few minutes (as of 12:01 AM MT) the Clearance Rack will be updated to include – for the first time – STAMP SETS at discounted prices. These stamp sets will only be available while supplies last so don’t drag your heels. Get on over and check out those deals now!

CLEARANCE RACK LINK

If you have any questions or need help shopping online, I am here to help. Just ask me for help.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Paper Pumpkin – Hugs from Shelli (Altered)

I am a little behind on assembling my Paper Pumpkin kits but I really wanted to share the May kit with you – Hugs from Shelli.

This kit made four different card designs (three each of the four designs) which according to my math equals 12 cards. Hopefully even with the new math they are teaching kids in school these days that total comes to the same number of cards! Since I love these kits so much I always get two each month so I get to make 24 cards – yahoo!

The only thing that I have a problem with from time to time is that the cards may not be A2 size cards (5.50” x 4.25” when closed) which is pretty much the smallest size the USPS wants you to mail. So when this is the case I alter the kits by adding additional card stock as the card base to make the cards BIGGER.

I basically follow the layout design of the kit, I just expand the card’s footprint. This is what I mean:

I cut the fronts off all of the cards and matted them with snail adhesive on coordinating card stock and then with dimensionals on card stock base. I used the other half of the card for the inside of the card for the stamping of the greeting. I used my Stamparatus for all stamping.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used to enhance the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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I just received my June kit. They are tiny cards. I haven’t decided what I will do with these just yet but I will share them with you once I have them completed. I still need to work on the April kit – they are beautiful flower cards. Ugh, where does the time go!?!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper!

Don’t forget — if you want to receive the July Paper Pumpkin Kit you must subscribe by July 10!

Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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How to Use the New Dies & Introducing the New 3D Embossing Folder Plate

Do you have the new Stampin’ Up! dies or 3D Embossing Folders offered in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and are struggling with getting that “just right” cut or embossed look on your paper? If you answered yes to either part of my question, then today’s post is just for you!

As you may recall from a prior post Stampin’ Up! has changed companies when it comes to the manufacturing of our dies and embossing folders. With this change the design of both lines of products slightly changed. Watch this video featuring George from Stampin’ Up! for more information and tips that will help you get the best cuts and embossed images from these new products:

Here is the link to the new 3D Embossing Folder Plate if you want to drop this in to your shopping cart:

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Thank you for stopping by today. If you should have any questions regarding the new dies and 3D Embossing folders and plate do not hesitate to contact me. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Come See the World of Colors: 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper

I love color and I love that the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper comes in every single color you would want — and in all these gorgeous patterns. If you love color as much as I do, scroll through Stampin’ Up’s color collections to add these lovely colors and patterns to your shopping cart.

BRIGHTS COLLECTION:
(Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade)

(Click on image for link to online store.)

NEUTRALS COLLECTION:
(Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede)

(Click on image for link to online store.)

REGALS COLLECTION:
(Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce)

(Click on image for link to online store.)

SUBTLES COLLECTION:
(Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Pool Party, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam)

(Click on image for link to online store.)

2018-2020 IN COLORS:
(Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch)

(Click on image for link to online store.)

2019-2021 IN COLORS:
(Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile)

(Click on image for link to online store.)

If you want to know more, contact me directly or check out all the Designer Series Paper options from Stampin’ Up! HERE.

I will be traveling starting Thursday. I will try to keep you informed of any news from Stampin’ Up! so you don’t miss out on any specials.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Free as a Bird on a Tile

Greetings my stamping friends. I have been bouncing around between various tasks and projects not getting much accomplished. I have been staining crates to create a display unit for my booth at High Street which will look like this:

I finished drilling all the holes and attaching the hardware to keep the crates attached to each other (if you don’t try to move it too much that is). Tomorrow I will make a trip out to Plano and unload and reassemble the crates, rearrange some of my products, add new stuff, including my card racks and hand-made cards (finally)!

One of the projects I was working on during my pinging back and forth between things is what I am sharing with you today. It is proof to you “I’m not that creative” naysayers out there that “yes you can do this”. The project is not a card, it is also not a scrapbook page. Rather I stamped on a 4″ x 4″ tile I bought at my local hardware store for a mere .08 cents (each).

Because the tile surface is glossy (slippery), it is best to use a stamp positioning tool such as the Stamparatus. This way the stamp will not slide on the tile when it is pressed onto the tile. I placed the tile on the base on the Stamparatus in a corner and used my magnets on the other two sides to anchor the tile into place.

My resulting project is a four-piece coaster set! I will box them up into one of the Baker’s Boxes (Item # 147899, $7.00) as a gift.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this project which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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Note: The colors I used from the Subtles and Neutrals families of markers are as follows: Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow.

Due to the non-porous nature of the tiles, I used StazOn Black ink for my line image. StazOn is a permanent ink and is intended for use with watercolor techniques and with the Stampin’ Write markers (water-based inks). You cannot use the Stampin’ Blends with StazOn because they are alcohol-based markers and with lift or bleed the StazOn ink.

Since the Stampin’ Write markers are really intended for use on porous materials such as paper, once I colored in my image I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the tile, knocked off as much excess from the non-stamped areas as possible (using the Embossing Buddy around the stamped image, but not over it, before you add the embossing powder will help reduce random powder in unwanted areas). Heat the areas with the stamped image and embossing powder until they become shiny just like they would when heat embossing on paper. Note: This will take much longer than normal. Tile will get hot so I would recommend laying the tile on a flat heat resistant surface rather than holding it in your hands.

If you have any other questions regarding this technique or project, do not hesitate to ask. If you would like to join me for a class to create this project, let me know and I will schedule a date and time that is convenient for you.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper or tile. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Creativity is Calling!

Greetings my stamping friends!

The 2019–2020 annual catalog is here, and it’s time to answer the call of creativity. It has been difficult to not share the new products with you these past few months (those that I have had since mid April) and I wish I could say that I have piles of projects lined up to share with you now, but of course I don’t!

I do, however, have some product videos from the Stampin’ Up! design team as well as the catalog itself, HERE.

But before I share the videos with you, PLEASE NOTE that the following items are currently either on backorder, at the risk of going on backorder or are not available for purchase due to quality control issues:

  • SAIL AWAY TRINKETS (item 149482)
  • PETAL PINK 5/8″ (1.6 CM) STRIPED ORGANDY RIBBON (item 149441)
  • MAGNOLIA LANE MEMORIES & MORE CARD PACK (item 149554)
  • BOTANICAL TAGS DIES (item 146824)
  • PURPLE POSY CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD (item 150084)
  • PURPLE POSY CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL (item 150091)

Ok, now the videos:

Isn’t that exciting to see!?!

Are you ready to answer the call of creativity? If yes, I can help you get started. If you don’t have a printed catalog, I would be happy to get one to you, just ask.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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A Fond Farewell to Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

Greetings my stamping friends. I continue to work on new projects and trying to make time to drop more items off over at my booth at the High Street Antique Mall. Let’s just say my car is very full at the moment so I am going to have to make a trip to Plano sooner rather than later. Tomorrow just may be the day.

Some of the projects I will share will you are among the items in my car awaiting their ride over to the booth. I made one of each to test their desirability. I would love to hear from you as to your thoughts.

What is the one thing that each of these projects has in common? I used the retired Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum on each of them.

Here are the Stamping’ Up! products that I used in the design of these projects that remain available for purchase. Please note that the Designer Vellum paper will only be available while supplies last or June 3, 2019, whichever comes first:

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NOTE: The red ribbon I used on the rose candle is no longer available. The metallic galvanized paper on the 4 x 6 framed art piece is on the Clearance Rack for $2.00 (rather than the listed $6.00) and is also available only while supplies last.

Vellum is much more difficult to melt into a candle than an image that has been stamped onto a piece of tissue paper, but with much perseverance it can be done. If you are not familiar with melting a stamped image into a candle, I would be happy to explain it to you. You just need to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to think outside the box (or the card) when you want to get creative. As you can see, there are many things you can do with pretty paper, ink and fabulous embellishments other than make a card or a scrapbook page. If you can color, you CAN BE THAT CREATIVE! I promise! I would be happy to show you how.

Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Magnolia Memory Dies on a Wood Crate

Greetings my stamping friends. I am sharing with you another one of the projects I intend to put in my booth (#137) at High Street Antique Market in Plano, Texas. For this project I used the coordinating dies from the Magnolia Lane Suite to make my own magnolia flowers after watching a You Tube video on the Stampin’ Up! channel. However, once I had them all put together I wasn’t sure what to do with them. Then I glanced over and saw some tree branches from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies for a project from long ago and an idea then unfolded ….

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this project which are available now and once the new Annual Catalog goes live on June 4, 2019:

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The only thing I used from the Magnolia Lane Suite, again, is the set of dies, which will be available for purchase starting June 4, 2019:

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So let me know what you think about this project. I added a few of the left over butterflies from my Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that I had in a bag sitting on my desk to fill in some blank spaces. But maybe I should have just left them off. You tell me.

Each of the magnolia flowers is made from using one die cut of each of the three-petal dies. Here is the video from the Stampin’ Up! design team sharing the technique on how to make these flowers, as well as a larger version using the (of all things) Hot Air Balloon punch that is a new item being offered in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!

If you have any question regarding any design elements of this project, do not hesitate to ask. As I have probably mentioned more than once, I always offer my tutorials and assistance for FREE with no expectations or obligations. I simply love what I do, and I love to share it with you all.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Good Morning Magnolia on a Wood Crate

Greetings my stamping friends. While I said I would not share any of the other new products from the upcoming Annual Catalog with you, I thought I would at least share with you an additional project I am working on (to put in my booth at High Street Antiques) using the Magnolia Lane Suite of products.

For today’s project I sort of reproduced the framed art project I did for my Mom for Mother’s Day, but in a much smaller scale and in a rustic theme.

What do you think?

I was at the big box store “M” and found their Spring décor items were marked 50% along with their DIY signage. These adorable 6×6 crates were regularly $8.00 so were an absolute bargain at $4.00. Unfortunately they only had four remaining.

As I did with the piece I made for my Mom, I stamped the flower four times, attached first layer flat, next with dimensionals, cut off leaves on third and attached with dimensionals and cut off all but a few of the inside petals on the fourth and attached with dimensionals. I colored the entire flower with clear Wink of Stella to give it some dazzle.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this project that you can order now and after June 4, 2019 when the new catalog sales period begins:

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I see that I failed to list Whisper White card stock:

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And here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used that will be available for purchase starting June 4, 2019:

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If you have any questions regarding any other design elements of this project, do not hesitate to ask me.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Spread Kindness with June 2019 Paper Pumpkin

Care about someone? Why not tell them?

Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! are all about sharing kindness through creativity. And as dedicated as we are to making a difference with our papercrafting, sometimes we just don’t have a card on hand when we need it most.

Enter June’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It helps subscribers share random acts of kindness whenever inspiration strikes—and in a fun and easy way. See how we used the June kit to spread kindness and get a peek at the design in this exclusive video:

June is a good time to subscribe if you love beach-themed fun; you can then spread random acts of kindness all summer long. The kit design is fresh and new—with a look you don’t typically see. Not only do we give you 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but we also provide you with an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit!

Coordinating colors:  Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Subscribers must have an active subscription by June 10, 2019 in order to receive the June kit. 
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you would like to have this kit of cards in your pocket this Summer to spread random acts of kindness to friends, co-workers, the person who cuts your hair, does your nails, a neighbor or even a complete stranger for just $22 (the cost of a month-to-month subscription)! That’s for everything you need to make 16 cards/envelopes, a special carrying case, an exclusive stamp set and ink spot!

To become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (or to reactivate your account) just click HERE!

If you would like to purchase prepaid subscriptions for yourself or to send as a gift, simply click on the thumbnails below (prices in parenthesis are through May 31. Price increase goes into effect June 1):

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If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, how to subscribe or need help navigating to website to subscribe, I am here to help. You just need to reach out and ask.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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