Nine Lives & Happy Tails No Matter the Weather

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you had a great weekend and are still healthy and safe.

I am so excited to share today’s project with you. I knew I wanted to make a friends card using the Nine Lives and Happy Tails stamp sets, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to design the layout and background. Then I glanced over and saw that I had not used my March 2020 Paper Pumpkin refill kit yet, No Matter the Weather. I love how it turned out!

Now I wish I had ordered more than one refill kit. Sadly, they are all sold out already.

I used one of the card fronts from the Paper Pumpkin refill kit as my background which I layered onto a piece of So Saffron cardstock. The dog, cat and sentiment are attached with dimensionals. Everything else is flat to the card base.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with the nifty hyperlinks so you can add them to your shopping cart with just a click:

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If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, just ask and I would be happy to share this information with you.

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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Thinking of You Magnolias

Greetings my stamping friends. I have to admit that I was a wee bit lazy today. With the rain and the cold weather, the couch and a warm blanket won over spending a great amount of time in my craft room today (Saturday). I hope you were more productive than I was.

I did manage to design and complete a new card to share with you. I pulled out my much neglected stamp set Good Morning Magnolia and this is what I made.

It’s a pretty basic and simple layout (I’ve probably made dozens of similar cards), but I just love how elegant it looks with very little effort.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used in the design of this card with hyperlinks so you can easily add them to your shopping cart:

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If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.

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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To a Wild Rose Ornate Garden Style

Greetings my stamping friends. What are your plans for the weekend? Okay, I know that we are all going to be smart and shelter in place. What I mean is, what are you going to do to make yourself feel some peace and tranquility? As for me, I hope to be spending a LOT of time in my craft room making cards to share with you and then send to my friends and family to let them know that I am thinking about them.

I am so excited to share with you today’s project which uses the Ornate Layer Dies from the newly available Ornate Garden Suite which I posted about a day or so ago.

It didn’t really come out exactly as it seemed in my brain, but I am very happy with it. I had intended for it to be a Mother’s Day card but I didn’t have a sentiment that was big enough to fill the die cut tag. What do you think? What would you do differently?

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with those lovely hyperlinks so you can easily add them to your shopping cart:

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If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact our office. (NOTE: You will need a die cutting machine to use the dies.)

Thank you for stopping but 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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On My Mind by Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you all remain well. I just boxed up 243 handmade cards of various themes to donate to a friend who works in the senior living business. If you, like me, have thousands or even just hundreds of cards gathering dust in boxes, take some time during the next week to pull out your favorites and send them to friends and family to put a little happy in their day.

For today’s project I rummaged through my stack of Paper Pumpkin boxes for a kit that has long been ignored. I chose On My Mind from July 2019. I have a few people in mind to send some of these to in the coming weeks.

This particular kit had enough supplies to make 9 cards with envelopes (3 each of the 3 designs). As a bonus, if you are familiar with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, you should recognize the theme and designs of the designer series papers used on these cards. That’s right, this kit coordinates with the Woven Thread Suite, Garden Lane Suite and Come Sail Away Suite. How awesome is that!?!

If you have never tried a Paper Pumpkin subscription, or if you tried in the past and want to give it another look, each month’s kit comes with a stamp set, at least one ink spot (1.00″ square ink pad), mini glue dots and/or dimensionals, embellishments and other supplies needed to make that month’s project(s). The projects range from calendars, to treat/gift boxes/bags, cards or framed art.

A month-to-month subscription is $21.00/month in the US. There are pre-paid subscription options of 3, 6 or 12 months. I have provided hyperlinks for your options below. Or you can simply go to my Paper Pumpkin subscription page HERE.

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Your deadline to subscribe to April 2020’s kit is April 10, 2020. Why not try it out for yourself and be sure to select me as your demonstrator during the subscription process?

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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A Memorable Timeless Tropical Birthday

Greetings my stamping friends! I hope you are all doing well and making the best of your shelter in place situation. If my dogs didn’t whine so much when I lock them out of my crafting space, I would be making cards all day. For now, I have to wait for them to go to bed with my husband.

I do have a new project to share with you today using some products from the Timeless Tropical suite. This layout and design is fairly simple and would be a quick card when you needed that card yesterday.

You will need some sort of die cutting/embossing machine to use some of the products I included in this card. Stampin’ Up! is still in the process of designing a new tool, but for now if you have a Big Shot or similar machine, that will work (you may need to add a shim, depending on what you have as a base plate).

Some quick tips on this card: (1) the Crumb Cake layer is attached to the Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals; (2) the Old Olive and DSP piece are adhered together with Snail; and (3) the layered pieces from (2) are attached to Crumb Cake with Snail.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with those super convenient hyperlinks that allow you to add these items to your shopping cart:

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If you have any questions regarding any other design elements of this card, please just ask.

Well, now that Sale-A-Bration has ended (and I sure hope you all took advantage of the FREE products, even if not purchased through me), what could Stampin’ Up! possibly do next? How about an early release of a product suite from the new catalog that will go live in June 2020?

INTRODUCING THE ORNATE GARDEN SUITE

Starting today, April 1 (no joke), you can order any of the products from this new suite. This new suite is vintage and floral, with a cheerful Spring theme, magnified by the variety and scope of the beautiful, coordinating products. I can say that the dies are incredible and are on my must have list.

Here for your shopping convenience are all of the possible options to purchase items from this new suite along with hyperlinks to add them to your shopping cart:

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If you aren’t convinced just yet that this new suite is a must have, check out this video from Stampin’ Up!:

Just wow, right!

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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Timeless Tulips for Easter

Greetings my stamping friends. First, I apologize for not posting yesterday. I got so busy listing retired products for sale in a FB buy/sell group, I lost track of time. I did have the project I am sharing with you today completed, but not photographed and watermarked for posting.

Today’s project uses a stamp set and punch bundle from the Mini Catalog – Timeless Tulips. There are a handful of greetings of various themes, but for this card I selected the Easter greeting since Easter is really just around the corner.

The tip for using this stamp set is to stamp your stems first. Otherwise, you will be frustrated with trying to match the ends of the stems to the flower base and will have over-stamping issues (ask me how I know). Next tip would be to stamp your leaves after you stamp the tulip buds.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used in the design of this card along with hyperlinks to add these items to your shopping cart:

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If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.

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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Timeless Tropical at the Beach

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope that you had the opportunity this past week or over the weekend to get crafty. If you did, I would love to see what you made. Feel free to leave a picture in the comments to this post.

Today’s project that I am sharing with you was designed by me a few months ago for a Stamped with Joy group meeting at Amy Storrie’s house. It seems like it has been six months ago, but in truth it was perhaps three months ago. I was asked to do a demonstration and this was my project.

I prepared a very detailed “card recipe” for this project in PDF format which you can download HERE.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card with the hyperlinks to quickly add them to your shopping cart:

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I also used an Old Olive and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers (not sold separately) for coloring the Palm Trees stamp.

Admittedly this card looks very time consuming. You can omit the sponging of the beach, water and horizon, and use “paper piecing” (pieces of similarly colored cardstock) to create a similar look. I reused my templates I made for sponging over and over without any trouble.

If you have any questions regarding the design elements of this card, please ask me. If you have difficulty downloading the instructions I provided above, please alert me so I can trouble shoot (it works when I try it).

As a reminder, Sale-A-Bration ends on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. If you plan to order any of the products I used on this project, be sure to do so ASAP so you can take advantage of the FREE products you can earn. As always, if you need help placing your order, please call or email 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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No Matter the Weather by Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all doing well and practicing social distancing. As I saw on Facebook today, “If you can smell their farts, move further apart”. (For some reason I find that very humorous.)

For today’s project, I am going to share with you my slightly modified cards from the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – No Matter the Weather.

Wait a minute, they look just like the samples in the instructions. Not quite – look a little closer and you will see that I cut the card base in half (cut off the back piece) and add a Smoky Slate mat that I then attached to a standard size card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. Why, because their original size is “note cards” size (3.50” x 5.00”). As modified, my cards are now standard A2 (4.25” x 5.50”). I will then need to substitute envelopes, but that means I have the pretty liners from the envelopes provided in the kit to use as background paper on other cards!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used to modify my cards which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the images:

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Here again is the video provided by Stampin’ Up! that shows how to assemble the kit:

If you are not a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber now is the perfect time to join. Deadline each month to subscribe to receive that month’s kit is the 10th — so the deadline to subscribe to receive the April kit is April 10, 2020. Everything you need to create the projects will be included in the box that will arrive in your mailbox.

If you have any questions about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin or need help setting up your account, I am here to help. For your convenience, here is my link to subscribe: SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN

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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A Country Club Timeless Tropical

Greetings my stamping friends. I slept the most of the day today which is typical following my infusions. Fortunately I had designed and finished today’s project last night so I am able to continue my #acardaday promise to you.

Today’s project is a bit different in that the Country Club Designer Series Paper creates the focal image. The only “stamping” done on this project is the sentiment which comes from the Timeless Tropical stamp set. Both of these produced are available in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

Included in the Country Club Designer Series Paper package are 12 sheets of paper (2 each of 6 double sided designs). One of the designs contains 12 black and white scenes, which if you look closely are mirror images of three scenes (see pic immediately above this block). They can be cut out quickly and easily with your paper trimmer to create 12 scenes that each measure 3.00″ x 4.00″.

I colored my selected scene with my go to inks — my Stampin’ Blends®. To give the layout some detail without fussy embellishments I cut out my layers for the card front using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (to create each layer I used the four largest dies). The matted layer with my colored scene is attached with dimensionals. The sentiment was also cut using second smallest die from the same dies. I used a wood element from the Country Club Elements under the sentiment.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with those very helpful hyperlinks to add to your shopping cart:

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

And don’t forget there are just THREE more days remaining in Sale-A-Bration. If you buy the Thick Whisper White Cardstock, the Country Club DSP, Country Club Elements, Timeless Tropical stamp set (or a similarly priced set of your choice) and a package of dimensionals (total = $52.75 before tax and shipping) you would qualify for a FREE Level 1 item.

If you have any questions regarding placing an online order or redeeming Sale-A-Bration items, please call or email me. I would be happy to help you.

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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Happy Birthday to You courtesy of Sale-A-Bration

Greetings my stamping friends. I left my house for the first time in about 10 days to receive my Gamma Globulin infusion (human blood proteins so my immune system can generate antibodies) for my auto-immune disease. As an “at risk” person, it was a bit frightening, but I was relieved to see that there was a nurse in the entrance to the infusion center who was checking people’s temperature and checking names off a list to protect everyone. I typically feel very tired for several days after, but I still plan on sharing projects with you daily.

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Today’s project (which I actually made last night) uses my second favorite stamp set offered as a FREE item during Sale-A-Bration (Level 1) — Happy Birthday to You. I opted to try to do a “simple stamping” project which should be quick and easy if you want to try to make one for yourself.

I stamped the cake image on a piece of whisper white cardstock that measures 3.25″ x 4.00″ in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the stamped image with my very handy Stampin’ Blends® (Petal Pink on the frosting, Flirty Flamingo on the flowers, Granny Apple Green on the leaves, Daffodil Delight on the flower stamens and Smoky Slate on the cake stand. I also added Wink of Stella to the cake stand to give it some shimmer. Lastly, I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the stamped piece to the card base using dimensionals. (NOTE: I used the RETIRED Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to add some glitz. If you do not have these in your stash of crafting supplies, you can color the Basic Pearls [#144219 $5.00] with any of your Stampin’ Blends®.)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which have those handy hyperlinks so you can quickly and easily add them to your shopping cart.

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If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask!

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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