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.

You're Invited.

Stamp Retreat_Linda Bauwin

August 19 - 21, 2016


This Retreat in August is geared towards members of My Stamp Family.  I prepare projects for them that they can go teach to their customers in the forms of classes.

Well you are in luck, this retreat is not full, so I am opening up to anyone who would like to come.  Check out the details to see if it's a fit for you.  We would love for you to join us.

Can't make this retreat then check out the one that is open to customers in October.


am so excited Stampin’ in the Woods will be at Camp Judson N. Springfield, PA..  This camp has 112 acres, with 1000 feet of lake frontage on beautiful Lake Erie along with dozens of wooded trails to enjoy.  They have a serene and natural setting, with spectacular sunsets, friendly staff, delicious food, handicap accessible buildings, and a variety of activities and beautiful clean cabins.    
Check out the camp at    Once again we will be the only group at the camp, so we will be in both lodges Shreve & Corbley.  Lodging is on a first-come basis.       
This weekend will be TOTALLY about you and doing what you love, stamping.  No meals to prepare as the wonderful staff will be cooking for us and have our interests at heart.  
The weekend will begin on Friday afternoon,  with check-in at 3 p.m., and dinner will be 6:00 p.m. and the weekend will last through Sunday Morning.    The cost for this weekend is only $185 and full payment is needed to save your spot.  This payment is not refundable after due dates, August 5.  Check out the video to get a feel of the camp
I ask that you send your payment to Linda Bauwin, 908 Webster Rd., Jefferson, OH  44047.   
I hope you make plans now to join us for a fun weekend of fellowship, stamping, games, exploring & door prizes.  See you IN THE WOODS!!!!!   For more information contact: Linda Bauwin 440-576-7130 or  

How To Use Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

  #designeracetate #lindabauwin

So excited to share with you in today's video how to use the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  It is two-side just like our designer series paper.  So the question once again, which side to use?

The prints are in silver and gold which match out silver and gold foil paper.  This video is going to show you how you can show off both sides with a very stunning card.

I used the Flourish Phrases Bundle again on this card.  I am so in love with this set for it's beautiful words and thinlits.  If you have not checked out my Stamp of the Month Kit using the Flourishing Phrases Bundle you need too.  It is my large Stamp of the Month Kit to date.

Sizes of Card Stock and Acetate:

  • 5 1/4" x 8" Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • 3" x 4" Island Indigo Card Stock (I used 2 of these in the video but I highly recommend three to cover the back side of the front flap)
  • 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" Very Vanilla
  • Scrap piece of Silver and Gold Foil for the thinlit flower.


Did you see the big announcement in yesterday's post where I announced I am now selling my tutorials for my Christmas Card Class?  Or that you can get them free with an order.  You have to check it out.

#christmascardtutorials #linabauwin

Get My Exclusive Christmas Card Tutorials Free

#christmascardtutorials #linabauwin

It is time to start my local Christmas Card Clubs.  These clubs are held in Jefferson and Warren Ohio.  Every month those attending make 4 Christmas Cards.  At the end of the six months, members of the club have 24 different Christmas Cards done and ready to use.  If you live close to these locations, check out my calendar, for the dates near you.  Here are the cards we will do this month.

#christmascard #lindabauwin

I hear all the time, I wish I lived closer to you, so I could make your monthly class cards.  Well FOR THE FIRST TIME I am offering my Exclusive Christmas Card Club to you.  First you can get FREE the 4 card Tutorial with some videos, if you place a $25 order in my Online Store and use Hostess Code J6QRTGZH.

How would you like the pre-cut card kits with all the embossing, punching, and die cutting done for you along with the tutorial?  Simply use the Hostess Code J6QRTGZH in my Online Store but purchase $50.  Remembering that now through July 31,you will also get a $5 coupon to be used on your August order.

Don't have all the Stamp Sets or Ink Colors I used no problem.  You can order these items when you place your order or simply substitute another stamp set or color.

Of course this off is only good in the United States, as those are the only ones that can order from me.  BUT NO PROBLEM I am now selling my monthly exclusive tutorials from my Stamp Class.  Interested?  Just send me an e-mail and I will send you a PayPal link for $9.95,  so you to can enjoy my tutorials this month.

Are You Taking Part In Our First Ever Coupon Sale?

#buystamps #bonusdays #lindabauwin

JULY 7 -31   

Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it only came out a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you!
For every $50 you spend between July 7 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you'll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon
that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products
now or later in August with your coupons!
Your coupon will be sent to you in an e-mail.  Make sure you check your inbox right after you place the order.  It is your responsibility to keep track of that coupon.  If you don't see your coupon in our inbox it probably went to your spam folder.  Make sure retrieve it and keep it in a safe spot.
Don't want to place your order online or keep track of your coupon.  Let me know and I will place your order.
Reminder when a Stamp of the Month Kit like this month has $50 in product you qualify for that $5 coupon.
#stampofthemonth #setofcards #flourishingphrases
If you place a $150 order you not only get your Hostess Rewards but 3 $5 off coupons.  What are you waiting for?