Thank You with Sunny Thoughts

Thank you with Sunny Thoughts

Here’s one of the cards you can get for free when you purchase the February Stamp of the Month (SOM) for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!  It’s cut and ready for you to stamp.  The bright colors of the Make Waves Paper Pack and Make Waves Sequins and Gems make these cards wonderful to send off to brightening someone’s day.

I’m in love with the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  It’s teal color has green and blue sparkles added into the sparkle and I can’t get enough of it.  Instead of using Silver Shimmer Trim, I opted to use the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  Look how good it looks!

Check out the amazing Make Waves Collection:

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have a sunny day!  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Happy Wishes on Valentine’s Day

Happy Wishes on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day.  If you are not spending it with your favorite loved one, I hope you are planning to spend time with friends or having  special day to celebrate you!  Created with the Bashful Glitter Paper (on sale), this simple card sends a sweet message to a new couple for happy wishes on their special day.

Pink is not really my color.  Since Pretty in Pink in the special this month, I’m doing some creating with pink.  The pink glitter paper along with the silver paper creates a very elegant look.

With the silver paper, emboss it with the rose embossing folder.  It was really bright so I took a piece of vellum and embossed it so it matched the silver paper.  This softened up the look immensely and I was really pleased with the look.

The sentiment is from one of the Circut Artfully Sent stamp sets.  I love the this sentiment stamp set.  Matting the sentiment piece on some silver gave the card just enough of the shiny bling.  Add the Bashful Pearls (also on sale!) to finish the card off.

Pick up the Bashful Glitter Paper and Bashful Pearls on sale this month:

 

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Happy wishes for you day.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Have A Sunny Day with Making Waves

Have a Sunny Day with Making Waves

Here is a very simple card using a black and white base, a sentiment stamp, some Cricut cut butterflies, and some embellishments.  The font of the sentiment stamp is nice and thick. It stands out well as the sole stamp on this card.

The butterflies are from Close To My Heart’s exclusive Circut Cartridges, Artbooking and Artisty.   The embellishments are from the Making Waves Sequin and Gem’s collection.

The Bashful Shimmer Brush was added over the top of the Making Waves background and texture paper.  This shimmers through the butterfly cut-out on top of the base.  It’s very subtle bling.  This card will be on the Card Buffet this Spring.

 Don’t forget the Pretty in Pink Sale!

All things pink are on sale 25-30% off.  Bundles are the best deal so don’t miss out.  Some of the pink is already gone.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have a sunny day!  It promises to be fairly warm today.  Maybe we’ll see some sunny weather to dry out all that rain we’ve gotten over the last 48 hours.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Check out this simple card using Chelsea Gardens Paper and the February SOM – Sunny Thoughts S1802. Use your Cricut to cut out the scalloped circle and the circle stamping.  Juniper is the ink color for stamping the sentiment.

The card design is simple.  Cut a panel base of 4″ x 5.25″ of Juniper cardstock.  Choose your favorite background and texture patterns from the paper packet.  Even though these colors in Chelsea Gardens are “cool” colors, they speak of Spring and sunny days to me.  I am so ready for Spring right now.

Finish off the card with the Light Gray Ribbon and some embellishments.  Take a look at the embellishments.  They are the Chelsea Garden Dots and Gems.  Look at how they are marbled!  This is the first time we’ve had gems like this and I hope to see more in the future.

Best Deal:

Purchase the February SOM Sunny Thoughts  for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase and get this card kit free.  It’s cut and ready for stamping.  There are 5 cards in each kit.

I did my cards a little differently for fun and this will be the kit contents.  Making Waves Shimmer Trim instead of Silver.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  I hope you are having a sunny day.  Looks to be sunny here even if it’s cold.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Star Cards

Star Cards

Check out these awesome star cards!  Just love them.   They have been popping up all over the boards so I just had to try and make them.  The inspiration for them comes from this YouTube video:

I did the template version and then hopped over to Design Space to create a cutting file for this.  Probably will add one of these cards to the Card Buffet so I need it to be able to cut fast.  In addition, I made it so it will fit in an A5 envelope for convenience sake.  The first card is made with Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack and the Chelsea Garden Cardmaking Stamp Set.  Beautiful.  All the stamping is done on vellum and heat embossed with silver.  Use the Shin Han Touch markers to color the vellum pieces.

The second card is made with the Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack.   The coffee cups and sentiment are cut from the Cricut so there is no stamping on this card.  Gimme Some Sugar looks wonderful with the kraft papers.

I’ll come back and do a longer post on the hows.  The cards were so fun and easy once in Design Space I just had to share.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Truly a fun card, this star card is sure to wow your friends.  Be sure to catch the next card buffets because there will be only 10 cards!   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

You Are the Sunshine Shakers

You Are The Sunshine Shakers

The February Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1802 Sunny Thoughts is a wonderful stamp set.  I had this vision of creating a shaker card with the sentiment “You are the Sunshine in My Pocket” with a sunshine shaker.   You can see why from the sentiments in this set:

I ended up creating a 2 cards for this, using two different options.   The first one was creating using the Design Space and the sunshine overlay from Artbooking.    Cut out the overlay at least 14-15 times to create the shaker.    The idea comes  from Jennifer Mcquire and some shaker ornaments she made.  She did hers with a die.  For mass production, I prefer using Design Space!

It’s a little tedious to glue all the layers together.  The look you get is well worth it.  You can make any image you want to cut out multiple times and make a great shaker from it.  Get the acetate from Staples in a box of transparencies.    They work great and are inexpensive. Cardstock is Black, Lemon, and Tangerine, all CTMH.  Fill with Queen and Company toppers.   Use a sponge dauber to swirl around Lemon ink on the sentiment to give it some depth and color.

The second shaker is made using Queen and Company’s sunburst foam card front and die:

The Making Waves  purple paper went on top with Lemon cardstock as the base.  The Lemon cardstock shows through like rays of sunshine and the yellow toppings added some bling and shake to it all.   The purple/white dots background and texture paper really makes the Lemon pop.  The large circle die from CTMH cuts the circle for the sentiment but you can use the circle from Art Philosophy (if you have it) or Access, and cut at 2.5″.  Distress the circle with Lemon ink and a sponge dauber.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Catch this sunshine of a stamp set.  It’s sure to brighten someone’s day.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

New Clearance and Free DS Butterfly Mobile Download

New Clearance and Free DS Butterfly Mobile Download

They have posted up some new Clearance items.  Like sequins for $2.00 (vs $4.00).  Get it while supplies last because I promise some of the items will fly off the shelves!  =)  These orders count towards getting free workshop guides from over 30+ available and Happy Mail if the orders are over $25.00 in product!  Order $50 in clearance items, add the February Stamp of the Month on for $5.00 and get a free 5-card card kit!

Butterfly Mobile Instructions and Design Space Download!

CTMH has provided us the following files to download for this month only.  Please download them so you have them to create these projects now or at a future date!  Don’t reinvent the wheel and we want to encourage CTMH to continue to provide these options for us.  More downloads = convincing them this is a fantastic idea!!

Butterfly Mobile Directions

DS File for Butterfly Mobile

Don’t forget to get your Pretty in Pink Butterfly Bundle to create this.

 

Check out this YouTube for making it:

 February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy the clearance and these free downloads.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Last Day

Last Day – January things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the January SOM S1801 Bloom and Grow for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out. Even if you join my team on my downline, when you purchase the SOM each month for $5.00, you can get these kits free. 
  • Love Letters.  Get these super cute letters for your home, craft area, or to make as a gift.  We still have the letters we did for SG’s room as an infant.  She loves them and we’ve never taken them down.  Buy 5 and get 1 FREE.   Check it out. 
  • Join My Team in January and get a FREE Love Letter.  There are a few other freebies from me.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album – I just loaded more workshops) and more.  Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  This is the last day to take advantage of these awesome letters.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Let Love Grow

Let Love Grow

This card can be used to celebrate anywhere that you see love growing.  Using the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack(retired), White Shimmer Paper, Memento Black Ink and a Shin Touch Marker Sap Green, you can create this card.  The Whimsy Paper Pack will make it easy to to switch color combinations around to match weddings, baby showers, engagements, any event where love is growing.

 

 

To make this card:

  • Cut 1″ off the front right side of the card.  Place your striped paper (5.5″ x 2″) on the left side of the card with a 5.5″ x 1/2″ strip of the white glitter paper.  There should be a white edge of the card about .75″ to the cut part.
  • On the inside of the card, mount the polka dot paper (5.5″ x 1.5″) on the right side.  This shows through because you’ve trimmed off the 1″ from the top of the card.
  • Stamp the “Good Seed Co” on a one of the watercolor background papers.  Stamp “Let Love Grow” in the center.   Color in the leaves with the Sap Green marker and mount on the Sweet Leaf card stock.
  • Mount this so that it’s over hangs the cut off part of the card.  It’s centered.

 

Add a few bitty sparkles through out the sentiment piece to add a little bling.  Simple and fun.  The January Stamp of the Month S1801 Bloom and Grown is awesome!!

 

 

When you purchase it for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you’ll not only get Happy Mail, you’ll get this FREE card kit.  It’s all cut and ready to stamp to get your creating going.  =)   The guide will be emailed to you to create the cards.

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy creating this “Let Love Grow” card.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

Here’s one of the cards from the Studio Sus Cardmaking Workshop where you can make 30 cards with half a pack of the Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack. You’ll need a few other supplies that are listed below.  With a $25.00 purchase of the supplies needed for this workshop, you’ll receive the workshop guide FREE along with being in my Happy Mail Club!  =)  Here is the beautiful stamp and thin cut set used on the cards.

 Love being able to use the thin cuts to cut out the images so I don’t need to fussy cut them.  Sure saves some and hand cramps.

The background and texture paper is two sided so when making the cards, I opted to show off both sides of the card to change things up.  This way the cards all look different even if the pattern is the same.  This watercolored paper with the ombre look is one of my favorite sheets.

 

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Chelsea Gardens’ Cardmaking Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack (full package $9.95) Half package #X7230B
(30) White Card Bases & Envelopes (50 ct. bulk pack $14.95) #X254
(1) piece of Black Glitter Paper (full 3-sheet pack $6.95) #Z3236
(2) Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems #Z4155 $4.95 (1 pack per 15 cards)
Cream Ribbon #Z4154 $4.95
(2) pieces of Charcoal Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5953
(3) pieces of White Daisy Cardstock (24 sheet bulk pack $9.50) #1385

Additional Supplies used:

Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp set & Thin cuts bundle #Z4158 $33.95
Appropriate sized acrylic blocks
Memento Black Ink Stamp Pad #Z3271 $7.95
Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2841 $7.95
Sweet leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2853 $7.95
GY234 Leaf Green Shin Han Marker #Z2454 $5.95
Y49 Pastel Green Shin Han Marker #Z2459 $5.95
R140 Light Orange Shin Han Marker #Z2455 $5.95
B62 Marine Blue Shin Han Marker #Z2458 $5.95
B262 Cerulean Blue Lt. Shin Han Marker #Z2449 $5.95
Colorless Blender Shin Han Marker #Z2469 $5.95
Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (Perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $9.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.

I also used the Clear Shimmer Brush on the flowers and butterflies for some extra bling.  Love my shimmer!

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy some happy thoughts with your cup of coffee this morning. If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!