Swirly Scribbles Gate Fold Card

  #swirlybird Linda Bauwin

Today's Creative Fold is a Gate Fold Card done with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  You will want to check out the video at the bottom of this post to see how I used the Swirly Bird Stamp Stamp Set to accent the opening on this card.  Remember this comes as a bundle, so you can save 10% when you purchase it that way.

This Swirly Bird Bundle will be my August Stamp of the Month Kit, so you may wish to hold off purchasing it until the Stamp of the Month Kit is released.  That way you can get my tutorial and card kit with your purchase.  This Stamp of the Month Kit will be postponed on the release until the middle of August.  Due to the fact this bundle is currently on back order, because it is so poplar.

But wait look what is being released on August 2!  An Exclusive While Supplies Last or Until August 31 Bundle Thoughtful Branches.

#thoughtbranchesbundle #lindabauwin

And guess what?  I have an EXCLUSIVE FREE TUTORIAL for you.  That's right use Hostess Code YZ3AH4NA when you order your Exclusive Thoughtful Branches Bundle in my Online Store  August 2 and I will send you an Exculsive Tutorial for 5 cards done with this set, plus an adorable box to hold the cards.  Will make the perfect gift.

#thoughtbranchesprice Linda Bauwin



Got to Love Stampin' Up! Bundles

Swirly Bird and Thoughtful Banners Bundles #lindabauwin

Got to love Stampin' Up! Bundles for many reasons.  There is the wonderful 10% discount when buying them and they coordinate so well together. Today's card features two bundle the Swirly Bird and the Thoughtful Banners. Both make card marking a snap.

The Swirly Bird Bundle is going to me next month's Stamp of the Month Kit, but there will be a delay on it's release.  Usually my Stamp of the Month Kits come out the first of the month, this month is not the case, it will be the middle of the month. There are two reasons for that.  First the Swirly Bird Bundle is on back order because of it's popularity.  And secondly Stampin' Up! is releasing a special limited time bundle offer.

Stampin Up Beautiful Branches Thoughtful Thank You Card

On August  2-31 (while supplies)  Purchase the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies and Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set as a bundle and save 10%.  BONUS when you purchase this bundle from me you will get a FREE PDF Tutorial.   It will feature 5 adorable cards using this bundle PLUS a card basket.  Why just purchase this bundle, when you can receive an exclusive PDF Tutorial to help you with your creativity.  More details will be coming.

Please note the words WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Don't be left out order this bundle ASAP so you don't miss out.  Stay tune for more information on my Exclusive PDF Tutorial for this bundle.


More Quick Card Techniques

Aryclic BLock Background Stamping #lindabauwin

Today's card share is another quick card using the Acrylic Block Background Technique that I shared a couple of days ago in a video.  

On this card, I stamped with the Acrylic Block three times to give a layering look for the background.  I used the New In Colors Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy. So in love with these colors.

I used the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge to give some added design to the back of the card.  The flowers come from the Wild About Flowers Set and the words come from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.  And check out the little Butterfly from the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

Just another card to show you don't need a lot to make a beautiful card.

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Faux Background Note Card

#makentakecard3 #lindabauwin

With so much response from cards that are made with few accessories I thought I would share another one.  This one is like the one in yesterday's video.  Just used ink, stamps, and card stock.

Stampin' Up! Note Cards are the perfect item to make quick and easy cards.  I used my Sponge Daubers and a torn piece of copy paper for a masking.  I sponged on the top and bottom of the note card with the Peekaboo Peach Ink.

I then used the Dapper Denim Ink and stamped the verse in the center and the little flower both from the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set. I then tied a ribbon out of the Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched Ribbon.  That's it quick and fast. 

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Acrylic Block Background

#makentakecard #lindabauwin

Today's' video is a quick note card, featuring ink, stamps and card stock.  When my video on Tuesday went live on how to make a gusset bag just using ink, stamps and card stock I was amazed on how many people contacted me thanking me on sharing the basics.  

The common comment was I don't have room to store all the accessories or I don't have the finances to purchase all the accessories.  Well the great thing is you don't need it all to make stunning card.

Today's card uses Stampin' Up! Note Cards.  They come cut and scored and even with an envelope for only $6.00 for 20.  I simply created a background for a focus point for a flower, using my acrylic block "D".  Yes my acrylic block with no stamp on it.  You could use any of the different sizes of Acrylic Blocks.  I then just added a 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes and you card is ready to go.

I used the Flirty Flamingo and the Dapper Denim inks for my two colors on this card along with the beautiful Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set.

Check out all the details in the video.



Shaking Up The Card World

#shermlangan #shakercard #lindabauwin

I am so thankful Stampin' Up has added the Foam Adhesive Strips to this year's catalog.  It makes making shaker cards so much easier.  

Another create accessory to shake up your shaker card is the Layering Squares, Circles, Ovals and Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  They making the layering of your shaker card so much easier.

Check out this fun shaker card using the beautiful Playful Palette Design Series Paper Stack.  I so love the colors in this paper stack, because it has so many of the New In Colors.

This card was created by a member of my Stamp Family Sherm Langan from Hinckley, Ohio.  She also used the Thoughtful Banner Bundle. That little banner and stamp set is the perfect little add on to a card.

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Creative Inking Blog Hop-Be a Big Shot




#bigshot #lindabauwin

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop - Be a Big Shot.

Have you stopped for a moment and really thought what a BIG deal the Big Shot really is?  I will never forget when this little machine was introduced at our stamp convention.  I thought wow a $100 for a machine that won't do anything until I buy accessories?  Who's is going to want this?

Well boy was I wrong!  There is nothing little about this machine, it is a BIG stable in my stamp room.  Not many cards don't have something on them that uses this machine.

And now look what has come out on the market.  A must have accessory, the Precision Plate.

#bigshot #precisionbaseplate #lindabauwin

Have you purchased this must have item yet?  If not, you need to as it is a must for any detailed framelits or thinlits.  Like this new set of Thinlits Thoughtful Branches that will be released in August for one month, or while supplies last.  The Precision Plate makes die cutting these detailed framelits or thinlits a snap.

#thoughtfulbranches #thinlits #lindabauwin


I am currently working with this set of thinlits to create an upcoming tutorial that will be releasing at the time the beautiful Thoughtful Branches Bundle is released on August 2.   Check out some of the creations I have created all ready.

#thoughtfulbannserstampset #lindabauwin

#thoughtfulbranches #lindabauwin

Trust be you are going to love this bundle.  Now it is time to head over to Sue Lehrer  and see what she has to share.

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Creative Fold Meets Gusset Bag

#bag #lindabauwin

Today's Creative Fold Video is a Gusset Bag instead of a card.  I created this bag for a training for my downline.  The training was to show them you can make so many things with just a stamp, ink and paper.  I think sometimes we get carried away with all the things we use to make a project.   

I started out with a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of heavy Whisper White Card Stock.  I used the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set along with the New In Colors to create my bag.  I first stamped in a random design.

#bagstamped #lindabauwin

I then scored along the 11" side at 2", 5", 7" and then finally at 10".  Along the 8 1/2" on one side I scored 1 1/2" and on the other side 2".  Check out the video for full details on the stamping and cutting of this bag.

#baginstructions #lindabauwin

I used the beautiful Emerald Envy 3/8" Rouched Ribbon to tie the bag closed.  Have you checked this ribbon out?  It is so different then any ribbon we have carried so far.


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Look What Is Coming In August

There's a limited edition bundle coming out Aug 2 - Aug 31 called Thoughtful Branches.  Check it out.  You may want to save up those $5 coupons you are earning to purchase this amazing bundle.


#thoughtfulbranches #lindabauwin #specialsu

#thoughtfulbannserstampset #lindabauwin

#thoughtfulbranches #thinlits #lindabauwin

 As a demonstrator, we are get to order new items early.  Well when I got this bundle I didn't know which of the nine dies or twenty-three stamps to use first.  There are just so many, and so fun, as they work so well together.  

Sheltering tree has been a favorite along with Sprinkles of Life for awhile, but Thoughtful Branches words are over-the-top.  Wouldn't you agree?

Have you ever looked at a set and said, oh it's okay but I really don't need it?  

Then you see all kinds of inspiration on blogs and Pinterest.  Well trust me that is going to be the case with this set, as already there are so many cute things being made with the set.

Stampin' Up!has  even created a Thoughtful Branches Pinterest Board to inspire us.  And many have already posted some fun projects.  

So if you don't want to be encouraged to purchase this bundle DON'T GO AND LOOK, because I guarantee you will want this bundle after you see it.  But a word of caution, it is only available for a limited time.  And we all know what that could mean, it will be with us for a short time.  So come August 2 I hope your mind is made up to purchase.

More Card Challenge Shares


Time for some more shares from my TEAM's product share.  I sent them the new Delicate White Doilies  found in the New Catalog.  They are a different design from our old doilies and you get 24 of them in a pack for only $3.oo.  I also sent the Bow Paper Clips Embellishments. These are a pack of 24 box that are just a little under and inch.  You get 24 in a pack for only $5.50.

Check out how Melodie Patton from Wayne Michigan used the doilies to and bow to make an angel for a Christmas Card.  Don't tell my TEAM but I learn so many cool tricks from their challenge cards.


Jane Parker from Garrettsville, Ohio just used a piece of the doilie for an accent on her card.  Just that small little piece add so much to a card.

Don't for to place a $50 before the end of the month to receive your $5 coupon towards your August purchase.  And if you place it in my Online Store and use Hostess Code J6QRTGZH you will be receiving my Exclusive Tutorial from my Christmas Card Club Class and a card to make the cards.  Don't have the sets I used?  No problem you can substitute other sets and colors.