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Flower Pot Creative Fold

Flower Pot_Linda Bauwin

Today's Creative Fold Video features a 3-D Flower Pot.  We did this project during my recent Stamp Retreat, and it was a hit.

I started off with a 4" x 12" piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock that is scored at 3", 6" and 9".  This forms the Pot.  I also took 4-1" x 5" piece of Crumb Cake scored in half to form the legs.  All these pieces were stamped with the hardwood background stamp and sponged with Early Espresso Ink.

The grids on the inside to fold the grass and flowers were 4 pieces of Crumb Cake.  These measured 1" x 3 3/4" and they were scored at the 1/2" mark on each side.  They go inside the pot just like we did the card in a box card.

I used 6 pieces of Garden Green Card Stock 2 3/4" x 3 5/16" and fringed them to form the grass with my fringe scissors.  One piece goes on each grid and one in the front of the pot and one in the back to give you nice full grass.

The flowers were made with Hello Honey Card Stock and sponged in Hello Honey Ink.  I used the Spiral Flower Bigz dies to cut them out.  Before assembling them I punched a hole in the center and ran a piece of floral wire through and secured with scotch tape to hold the flowers up.

I hope you give it a try and share your creations with me.




Stamp of the Month Kits

Next week I will be releasing my New Stamp of the Month Kits for April.  If you have not taken part in the program you need to give it a try.  There are several past kits that are still available.  Here is an example

Indescribably Gift_Linda Bauwin

Not sure what Stamp of the Month Kits are all about?  Check it out Below.

 “Stamp of the Month Kits”.  No commitment. 

You decide which kit (s) you want to take part in each month.

  • Each kit will be priced differently; depending on the product (s) you get in the kit. 
  • Each kit will have a different number of cards per kit depending on how big the stamp set is.  My goal is to use every stamp in the stamp set for the monthly kit.
  • One thing for sure, every “Stamp of the Month Kit” will have a creative fold card.
  • Each month I will feature two different “Stamp of the Month Kits” to choose from, featuring different stamp sets. 
  • Samples of “Stamp of the Month Kits” will be posted around the first of each month, with a full description of the kit.
  • Past months will be available until they are sold out.   You can view them at the top of my blog under “Stamp of the Month” Club.
  • To buy kits by mail e-mail me at with the name of the Stamp of the Month Kit(s) you wish to purchase and your address.  I will send you an invoice with paypal in about three days. 
  • Most classes will include Stamp Set, all cardstock pre-cut, envelopes, embellishments and all you will need is ink and adhesive.  
  • I will list the inks I used and you can order those inks if you don’t have, at the time you order your “Stamp of the Month Kit”.  Or you can use inks you have. *if more is needed for the kit I will list items in detail with class description. 
  • Kits supplies will be mailed from me in about one week from payment and should be at your door step in about 10-14 days.   Stampin' Up! Product will come directly from the company.
  • Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images), unless stated with kit supplies according to Stampin’ Up! copyright/angel policy.  
  • Texture embossing will be complete for you as well, unless in the kit. 
  • Full instructions including measurements will be sent by e-mail in a PDF format, so you can save and recreate the projects again.  Some cards will have a video for reference. 
  • All “Stamp of the Month Kits” can only be sent to a Untied States address 
  • Shipping will be included in the cost of the kit.  If more than one “Stamp of the Month Kit” is purchase at the same time postage will be combined at a lower rate. 


Fading Fast Sweet Deal

The sweet deal to Join My Stampin' Family with the Sale-a-Bration Promotion is also fading fast.  You only have until March 31, 2015 to choose one of the limited time Sale-A-Bration product offers when you purchase the Starter Kit! 

Option 1:

Choose a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the Occasions Catalog


Option 2:

Choose any TWO (2) FREE Sale-A-Bration items

SAB Recruit 2


And here's WHY this Free Product Bonus and the Starter Kit are for YOU!

  •  Choose $125 in Stampin' Up! products to include in your kit - that's right, the kit is fully customizable with the products YOU WANT!  BUT only pay $99 for it all with FREE SHIPPING another 10% savings.
  • No risk, No obligation!  Enjoy the 20% discount on any and all products you like from now until June 30th.  No strings attached!  If you reach $300 in sales/purchases by June 30th you will automatically renew for another quarter (July-September; NOTE: The NEW Annual Catalog unveils July 1st!).  If you do not reach the $300 you will simply become a customer again - without penalty!
  • There is NO requirement to hold workshops, sell product, host parties, etc.  85% of the people on my team enjoy the 20% discount simply because they love paper crafts and Stampin' Up! products.
  • Why Not YOU and Why Not NOW!!
  • You will have the support of me, with 18 years experience as a demonstrator.  You will be part of my Stamp Family with over 300 creative, inspiring ladies,  from all over the US.
  • It's time to JOIN NOW


Last Chance -March's Exclusive Video

Stamp Techniques_Linda Bauwin _March

Act Fast as you only have until March 31 to get your hands on another Exclusive Stamping Technique Video from me.  Yes it is almost April so that means my third stamping techniques video will soon be a thing of the past.  All you have to do is place a $25 Order in my Online Store and use Hostess Code J4SN9YBG.  Don't forget there is Sale-a-Bration going on, so with a $50, you also get additional free product. 

In addition to the exclusive technique video showing you how to do the three techniques, you will receive three pages for your technique book.  These pages will be already finished with the sample of the technique and instructions, so you can use for a reference.  Plus a hand stamped card using one of the techniques from that month.  So get that shopping list prepared and head over to place your order.

And watch for the release of my new Technique Video come April 1.


Bunny Candy Bar Wrapper

 Act FAST New Items


Bunny Candy Bar Wrapper_Linda Bauwin

Today's video features this adorable Bunny Candy Bar Wrapper using once again that Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  Time is running out to get this paper in to your stamp room.

This project was one of the projects done at my recent stamp retreat.  The ladies had so much fun together making projects.  We would love for you to join us this fall during Stampin' in the Woods Stamp Retreat.  You can check out all the details on my calendar.

This project is so easy to make with all the wonderful Stampin' Up! Punches.  I used the 1 3/8" and the 1 3/4" Circle Punches.  The Large Oval Punch along with the Boho Blossoms Punch.  That's it.

You can use any designer series paper to create the background.  I am featuring this as a project for Easter, but you could use at a child's birthday favor.  Or as a baby shower favor.  The possibilities are endless.


Time is Fading Fast for Sale-a-Bration

Sale-a-Bration will soon be a thing of the past.  Have you gotten all the free you want?  If not there is still time, but it is fading a way fast so act fast.  Sale-a-Bration Ends March, 31, 2015 or while supplies last.

I love that Stampin' Up! brought out 4 brand new items and the In Color Accessories, well they are just over the top.

Bonus Sale-a-Bration_Linda Bauwin

Combine buttons and twine for a real good time! The exclusive, limited-time In Color Accessory Pack gives you 25 yards (total) of Thick Baker's Twine and 30 buttons (total) in our 2014-2016 In Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist. Accent your projects, add bows to your packages, and revel in our sweet In Colors!

And if you have not added the beautiful In Color Ink Pads and Card Stock, now is the time to get those to help towards your $50 purchase.  You get 20 sheets of card stock, 4 each of the 5 In colors, plus the 5 In Color Ink Pads all for $29.95.  What a deal.




WOW Weekly Specials

Love this week's weekly specials from Stampin Up! because it features the beautiful Gold Fancy Designer Series Vellum Foil and the Fringe Scissors.  I have not used these Fringe Scissors all winter, but now that spring is here I can't put them down.

March 24_Linda Bauwin

Here are some of the cards I have made in the past with this beautiful Gold Fancy Designer Series Vellum.  If you don't have it now is the time to get while it is on sale.

 Glimmer Butterflies_Linda Bauwin

If you missed this card you can check it out here.

Gold Sequin Card_Linda Bauwin

Here is a more recent card I created with this vellum.  Check it out.

Did you know that that there are lot's of Photopolymer sets that are available and NOT SHOWN in the catalog?  Just like the set below.  They are very inexpensive and there are several great designs.  You can check them out here.



Last week Stampin' Up! announced they will be discontinuing My Digital Studio on May 31st, 2015.

As a reminder, if you have purchased any downloads--make sure to download to your computer!   Also--if there are downloads you WANT, make sure to purchase, and download to your computer by May 31st!

Star Card with Irresistibly Your Designer Paper

Star Card_Linda Bauwin

Today's Creative Fold Video features a gate fold.  And it uses the beautiful Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper.  I can't get enough of this paper.  Have you gotten it?  If not, you have to hurry as the Sale-a-Bration Promotion, where you can get this paper free with a $50 order, ends on March 31.

The card base is 4 1/4" x 11" and is scored at the 2 1/16" and the 7 9/16", so it gives you the standard invitation size card that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The stamp set Pictogram Punches works so well with this paper, along with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  You can make a card in no time.

Have you gotten all the items you want from the Sale-a-Bration Promotion?  If not you have to hurry as this sale ends next Tuesday.



Amazing Stamp Retreat


This past weekend was such a blessing.  It is still spring in Ohio, and we may not of had a beautiful sunset over Lake Erie, but the ice formations were beautiful.  And the warmth of friendship was unmeasurable.

Preparing for all 22 projects for this event takes a lot.  I will admit, last week I was wondering if this would be my last retreat.  But just a couple hours with these ladies made be realize I would so miss it.

Was thrilled to have Kim Baker and Linda Pohl joining us all the way for Hennepin, Illinois.   Many of these ladies didn't know each other so they came as strangers but truly left as friends.


They did come with a common interest stamping.  But then when you add a game of Left, Right, Center for free product, the bond begins.


I hope you make plans to join us in the fall.  Check out my calendar for upcoming retreats.  Thanks gals for the memories


Did you check out the New Paper Pumpkin this Month?

March Paper Pumpkin_Linda Bauwin

Have you checked out the March Paper Pumpkin Kit?  Did you know that if you sign up for Paper Pumpkin, every month a fun kit is delivered right to your door?

Do you know how you come home from hard day at work and think, I would like to do some crafting to unwind?  But you just don't have the energy to create?  Well with Paper Pumpkin waiting for you, all you have to do is open the box and enjoy.

Here is a video of this month's kit.


And there is no better time to get started receiving your Paper Pumpkin Kits then now.  As Paper Pumpkin is on sale, and with a three month subscription, you qualify for a few Sale-a-Bration Item.  Now that is a sweet deal.

Paper Pumpkin Sale_Linda Bauwin


Time is running out also to Join My Stamp Family during Sale-a-Bration.

What are you waiting for as this deal is SWEET.