Whimsical Day To Remember

Whimsical Day To Remember

Here’s a card I created using some scraps from the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack scraps, the July Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1807 Highlight Reel, and miscellaneous ribbon scraps.  My scrap box is getting pretty heavy and I need to start creating from this to start using it up (or donate it to the school again).   I have a few packs of the Fundamentals that I’ve used for various projects with some leftovers.

Start off with a black base.  Take a few stripes of scraps that work together and cut them down to 5″.  The width was based on what they already were in the scrap bucket.  Distress with matching ink.

Use two different ribbon scraps to add some elements and dimension to the card.  Stamp and cut out the sentiment from the July SOM.  Mount on 3D Foam Tape.  Use the Gold Shimmer brush over the top of the sentiment to tie in the gold from the ribbon.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a Whimsical Day to Remember.  Be creative.  It’s cheaper than therapy, LOL.

Classic Summer Bash

Classic Summer Bash

 

We had an amazing weekend and got a lot done around our house.  Flowers planted, outdoor furniture dug out and cleaned, and the patio swept and set up.  Look great and perfect for celebrating a weekend summer bash.  Are the tropical flowers beautiful?  I so miss being on Guam and all of the beautiful flowers you have there.

 

S1805 Classic Summer Bash is perfect for making the invites for a bash to welcome in the summer time.  =) Here is a great invitation to get the summer started.

It’s been a bit since we’ve had an invitation set and this is excellent.  You’ll be able to use this for anything you’ll need an invite all.

I love wood grain paper, don’t you?  Stamp the jar, then the ice cubes.  Stamp the cubes so they overlap the edge of the jar. Then fussy cut the jar out.  Stamp the lemons and cut out.  Put them on with one under the thin 3D foam tape.  A unique twist on this card is this:

The base is the wood grain with the invite.  The card part is the right side of the card where you can put a short note to each invitee.

The Free Stamp of the Month Kit when you buy the S1805 Classic Summer Bash Stamp of the Month for $5.00.

 

 

Enjoy this fun invite.  Get ready for a Class Summer Bash.    Have a wonderfully creative day!

 

 

Spring 2018 Card Buffet

Spring 2018 Card Buffet

As we march on towards Spring, the Card Buffet has been updated and is ready to go with several new card addition. Take this card for example.  It’s a different twist on shaker cards which are super popular.  Using the Oval Thin Cut dies (on sale 25% off this month or 30% in the bundle) and a 3×4″ Flip Flap, you can make this super cute shaker card.

 

Actually, using the smaller flip flaps to make shaker cards leave them thinner than if you make them with foam tape, shaker shapes, or shaker cups.  This is a nice feature when it comes to mailing them out!  =)

Join us for the Come and Play Spring 2018 Card Buffet!  Here’s a collage of some of the cards to come:

 

March things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the March  SOM S1803 Birthday Time for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Die-Namite Savings.  All things dies are on sale this month, 25-30% off.  Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Step Right Up.  Celebrate the circus with this great stamp set or bundle.  With the movie “The Greatest Showman” and the closing of circuses, take a moment to scrap those wonderful memories as we see a chapter close.  Outside the intended box…think “Disney”! 😉
  • Join My Team in January and get your choice of one of three different dies free.  There are a few other freebies, including this 5-Card Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Stargazer.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.  Jan-April 2018.  Because we are half way through the cycle of this catalog, we are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  If you have projects planned or love the paper, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Mission Control – don’t miss out on this stamp and die set!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Here’s a fun easel card using S1801 Bloom and Grow, the January Stamp of the Month(SOM).  Using the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack, the Adventure Ribbon Pack, and the Lagoon ink, you can create this card too.  I love this paper pack, ink color, and SOM:

 

To make this:

  • Take your basic card base – 4.25 X 5.5.
  • Score the top of the card at 2 1/8″ and make a mountain fold.
  • Cut Lagoon cardstock piece at 1 7/8″ x 4.25″; Cut the Lagoon watercolor rose pattern paper at 1 5/8″ x 4.25″.  Adhere to the bottom of the front of the card.
  • Put a piece of the Lagoon ribbon in the center.  You can wrap around and tie off or cut a length about 6 1/4″ and glue dot on the backside of the front.  Glue dot on either side where you want the tie.  You should have a piece sticking up. Cut and tie off.
  • Cut another Lagoon cardstock piece 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and a White Daisy piece at 3″x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in lagoon in the center.  Assemble.  Attach on bottom part of the card only, about 1/2″ from the left side of the card.  If you tape to the top part of the fold, the card will not fold.
  • Make easel button with 1″ and 1/2″ circles and use Enamel and Glitter Duos in the center.  3D Foam Tape it up so that it will hold the fold up.

 

Remember, this month only, you can get this card kit, cut and ready to stamp, when you order the SOM for $5.00 with your $50.00 purchase!  =)

 

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Stay warm and get try to bloom where you are!

Merry Christmas – Blog Candy

Merry Christmas  – Blog Candy

Our guest artist today is Norma Mahler from the Card Swap I host.  This card sets off the awesome Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp Set with dies, Z4047:

And the Beary Christmas Paper Collection:

This is a Split Front Panel card so the card opens in the middle with the square panel being the closure on the card.  it’s layered over the top of the opening of the card.

The deer and Christmas tree are wonderful!  Just by putting the tree on top and the deer behind the panel, you get dimension in the card.  The red gems are retired however the Beary Christmas glitter gems will be amazing for replacing.   When you open the card, it looks like this:

 

To make this card, you’ll need:

Blog Candy:

Comment and/or create a card with the same design and post in the comments!  You have until Monday at 9am to post!  Win this cute set of Beary Christmas Glitter Gems

 October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Enjoy this great Christmas card by Norma.   I’d love to see what you create with it! Comment or post your card in the comments to win a pack of these great Beary Christmas Glitter Gems!!

Punny Pals and Operation Smile

Punny Pals and Operation Smile

Super fun and cute!   These cards make great lunch box cards for kids or a partner.   You can use them for co-worker gifts, Bible study group gives, atta-boy/girls, thank you notes, card for flowers and more.   The says are fun and just make you smile which is why it’s the Operation Smile set.  Children and adults will smile at the puns.

For every one of these sets that is purchased, donates $7.00 to a child’s new smile.  It takes $240 to pay for a child’s smile.   Not much at all.   Yet Operation Smile still has to turn families away because there are not enough resources and parents have to tell their children “no”, so a simple but life changing and necessary surgery.  It can even be life saving.   Can you imagine not being able to get the medical treatment your child needed to be able to breath, eat, talk, and smile?  To be accepted by their community?  It’s heartbreaking to think what it would be like if you could not.

 So what does the kit include?

The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!  Please note the stamp set is sold separately!  You can purchase additional cards and the thin cut dies separately if you desire.   Here’s some other cute cards make with the set.  This is thinking outside the box and pair up the Punny Pals with Christmas.  If you do little gifts for your co-workers, teachers, friends – what a way to add a little fun into it!

Shirts – another way to support a child receiving a new smile – $10.00/shirt goes to a child:

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box .  Enjoy the Punny Pals stamp set, cards, and the Share A Smile kit. Thanks for helping a child get a smile and a parent to celebrate their child getting help.  It truly is priceless.

Oh, the places you’ll go

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Cards like this are fun because I’m making them for someone who needs a card.  Our neighbor’s son is graduating today from high school and going to the University of Pittsburgh “Pitt”.  He wanted the card to reflect this part of his son’s journey.

This card shows the journey by showing his son is a graduate and going places.  The sentiment is from a retired set.  The hat is from this stamp set:

I used a free Pitt image from Google images which I printed on cardstock.  The Pitt colors was matched the No Worries paper collection which is the featured paper pack in June.  Tangerine is the color that was closest to the Pitt image I used.  The “Welcome” is from another retired stamp set that I’ve held on to and the image is stamped in Tangerine.  Fussy cut because it was faster than finding the Cricut Cartridge and getting it set up.

On the inside of the card, put a panel of Tangerine cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment “Hooray it’s your graduation day” in Archival Black ink.  Stamp a few of the hats and diplomas and cut them out to decorate around the sentiment.

Found some old star brads from the stash (yeah for using the stash) to add to the top of the hats.  =)

June is a jazzy month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Enjoy this Graduation card that celebrates the places he’ll go.  Get your No Worries paper and the graduation stamp set today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00.

 

 


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Mother’s Day with Hello Lovely

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a few months off, 3 to be precise.  However, one can never be too ahead because time just passes us by and we’ll be there before we know it.  This is another great card from the SE1 swap.  Didn’t DeAnn B do a great job?   The Hello Lovely paper is perfect for the woman in your life who is your mom or acting mom.  The stamp set is actually from the WYW Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit G1122.

You can make some super cute cards for Mother’s Day from this kit.  And you can take the stamp set and use it with other papers.


Distress the edges lightly with ink to add dimension.  Love the Blush Ribbon – it’s beautiful.

This is a bit fun.  Stamp the “From Your Favorite Child” on the side stamping over the top of the brushed stamp.  Subtle but fun.  And some of our shimmer brush for a little shimmer.   It’s a great Mother’s Day card for the Mom in your life!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 




Final Day of Boxing Week and Wedding Card

Final Day of Boxing Week Sale

If you thought about making jewelry, here’s your chance to get 50% off the supplies!  Here’s what’s on sale this today until 5pm EST:

 

Wedding Card

I have a few weddings coming up and I love this very elegant wedding card created by Brenda H from the 50 Card Swap.  Recreate it by using your embossing tool or score board to create the grid pattern and a sponge dauber to do the shading in the bottom of the squares.   I found it easier to have 2 scrap strips of paper to create the corner so I could daub without worries of getting ink where I did not want it.

I love the black and shimmer ribbon.  Creates such a look of elegance to the card.  Mat the sentiment with black cardstock.   On Your Wedding Day is a cute, simple set that you can use for years for any wedding events you might have both to scrap and send cards.

I love our thin cut hearts!  Cut from our red glitter paper, you get enough bling to brighten the card up and still keep it elegant.  Red hearts = Love.

Mystery Hostess – are you playing?  Don’t miss out

 

January 1 CropTastic

Did you know, you can follow my events on my FB page?  You can click on this link and like my page to follow it and also click to follow events.   LIKE FACEBOOK PAGE.  Currently the calendar plugin on my website is having issues and it’s not sorted out by techies.  In the meantime, this will keep you posted!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a creative day!!  =)

 

Emoji Card and Boxing Week Sale

Emoji Card

I think as we rush towards the New Year, 2017, away from the craziness of 2016, there are a lot mixed emotions.  This Emoji Card reflects this!  The Emoji Stamp set is perfect for the teens and young adults in your life.  Have you seen all the Emoji “stuff” out in the stores?

Anyway, I can’t take credit for this cute card as one of the 50 Card Swappers, Betsy G, created the design for the card.

Don’t you just love the little faces?  C1669 Emoji is the stamp set used.  I’m amazed at the new language in our culture.

Boxing Week Sale:

It’s a new day and new items.  There are lots of great embellishments available today until 3pm MST or until they run out.  Here’s what’s available today:

Be sure to check back at 3pm MST (5pm EST) to see what goes up next or wait for tomorrow’s post.  Enjoy the emoji card.