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Old Stamping Techniques

Are you like me and have been stamping for several years, and am always looking for the new?  Are there fun stamping techniques that were your favorites a few years ago, but you haven't done in a long time?

Well a dear friend, and a member of my Stamp Family, Sherm Langan from Hinckley, Ohio came for a visit and brought me some stamping projects to stamp.  Love it when I can stamp and not have to use my brain.  

We did a card from a technique from the past Reverse Negative, but we did it with Thinlits.  In the past we used Embossing, but that was before all the Thinlits and Framelits came on the market.  So check out this stunning card.

#shermlangan #reversenegative #lindabauwin

We simply used the Rose Garden Thinlits and the Rose Wonder Stamp Set in black and White.  What do you think?

Here is another card we did this used the very popular Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to for a Cross.

#shermlangan #cross #lindabauwin

Simple and elegant.  Sometimes, no I should say a lot of the times, I just over think my cards, when they can be done so quick and easy. Thanks Sherm for reminding me to not forget those older stamping techniques that we love so much.

Last Chance To Get Free Stamps

#subundle #bestsudeal #freestamps #lindaauwin

You have just a little over 24 hours to take advantage of the Ultimate Bundle from Stampin' Up! This has been one amazing special to sign up.  So many have joined my Stamping Family.  Why have they decided now to give it a try?  Well it is a real deal, as you get $125 worth of product plus two free stamp sets of your choice.  PLUS a 20% discount on your stamp purchases after that.

I can't stress enough even though you will be signing as a demonstrator, there is ZERO obligation, ZERO commitment!  Enjoy 20% off all purchases!  Opportunities to connect with other members of my Stamp Family.

Do more if you want . . .I promise---no pressure, but all the help you need just for the asking.  I have over 19 years experience of building an amazing business.  I was the eleventh in the company's history to hit a million dollars in personal sales.  I am willing to share any and all of my knowledge with you, again just for the asking.

Don't let this Ultimate Bundle pass you by.

#ultimatebundle #joinsu #lindabauwin

Do more if you want.....I promise--no pressure, but all the help you need,
if you want it!

Full Pleated Card

#pleatedcard #creativefold #lindabauwin

Today's Creative Fold Video is another Full Pleated Card.  This creative fold got so many comments last time I did, I thought I would do it again, with the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper. The colors are so cheery.

My card base is the standard 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Crumb Cake with a 4" x 5 1/4" Cucumber Crush run through the Big Shot with the Fluttering Embossing Folder.

For the pleated part of the card it is the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper that measures 3" x 11" and it is score at:      1 1/2", 2", 3", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", 6", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8", 9", 9 1/2" 10 1/2".

measured up on each of the short sides 1 1/2" and cut on the same sides up to the 5" mark and the other to the 6".  This makes your angle.  Now you simply fold mountain, valley folds.  You will find that your designer series paper is long but it just folds around the card.

I took a 1/2" x 5" strip of Crumb Cake Card Stock and wrapped around the top of the pleat, but you can use ribbon too.  I used the Thoughtful Banners Bundle to create the little banner.  Notice the Gold Thread on the back of the banner.  So love that thread for an accent.


Stamp For The Cure

Mark Your Calendar For August 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Geneva Community Center

72 West Main Street

Geneva, Ohio

Every year a dear customer of mine and a nurse with University Hospital of Geneva, Lori Slimmer, does an amazing job with "Stamp for the Cure".  She designs some beautiful cards and donations all the supplies for the event.  The time and effort she puts behind this event is unmeasurable.    She takes women's health very serious, and all the money raised from her event stays locally in Ashtabula County.

I ask you to help Lori by signing up to attend this event.  You can do so by calling 440-344-8143 or 440-998-0680.  The cost is only $20.  It is worth every cent with the beautiful cards you will make, even if your not a stamper.  There are plenty of refreshments and door prizes.

Space is limited to 50 participants, so don't delay get your reservations made for a fun night of stamping and fellowship.  Don't stamp?  Not a problem.  Lori has the beautiful cards designed for all levels of stampers or non-stampers.  All you need to do is to come prepared to have a fun night with your own adhesive.

Christmas in July


It is time to kick off six months of Christmas Card Club.  This is always a popular club because for the next 6 months we will be making four different Christmas Cards each month.  So in December you will have 24 Christmas Cards already made.

I do this club in my home at 908 Webster Rd., Jefferson, Ohio.  All clubs are full. But find 5 more stamping friends and I will open a club for you during these times, so you can get the Hostess Benefits.

You can still come and make these cards. All you need to RSVP a week before and bring your own adhesive.  Classes are held on Tuesday Open House Style from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday or Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon.  Cost is $8 or Free with a $25 Order.

Dates Are: 

July 19 or 30                 Aug. 27 or 30    

Sept. 24 or 27                 Oct. 22 or 35

Nov. 26 or 29                  Dec.13 or 17

If you live in the Warren Ohio area, I also offer this same club down there on Wednesday Nights once a month from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.  This club is also ful, but we can open another club if there is enough interest.   Same thing you can come if you RSVP a week early, bring your own adhesive, pay $8 or place a $25 order.  

The dates for this club are:

 July 27                        Aug. 31

Sept. 28                       Oct. 26

Nov. 30                        Dec 14

Don't live close enough or your schedule is too busy.  Watch how starting in July you can get the PDF files for this class sent right to your e-mail box.  Or better yet, receive the PDF and a card kit with everything cut and ready for you to stamp.  This is a new program for my long distance customers.

#christmascardtutorials #linabauwin

Getting Off To A Great Start

#partyplanning #lindabauwin

I hear a lot, I can't become a demonstrator I don't have any friends or family who like to stamp.  Well you now what, I didn't know I liked to stamp until I gave it a try.  I didn't want to go to a stamp party and feel obligated to purchase when I didn't stamp.  So here is how you can find some new stamping friends

I am offering an Exclusive Party Planner Class on July 9 in my home in Jefferson, Ohio for demonstrator in my Stamp Family.  Don't live near Jefferson, Ohio?  Not a problem, as there will be full PDF Tutorials and videos and this class will be sent directly to you, if you live more then an hour and a half from me.

This class is simple you will need the New In Color Markers and the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set.  It is to get you stamping with people who have never stamped before.  I think as demonstrators we scare new customers away with all our tools of the trade.  You know the big shot, framelits, embossing folders etc.  Let them find out they love stamping first.

The cost of this class is $10 and you will get $12 worth of product.  Plus material to demonstrator 3 cards and one 3-D item to your friends.  And that's not all, you will get enough supplies for 10 of your friends to make one of those cards.

So how do you take part in this Party Planer Class?  You MUST be a Member of my Stamp Family.  You Can JOIN NOW an get $125 of product for $99 plus two free stamp sets.  Then you can register for my Party Planner Class for $10.  

Need more information?  Give me a call 440-576-7130 or e-mail at  Deadline to register for the Party Planner Class is June 30.  So don't delay JOIN NOW.

Quick Tips For Three-Step Stamping

#bearhugs #christmasbears #lindabauwin

Are these bears the most adorable thing?  You just want to hug them.  Well they are from the Bear Hugs Stamp Set that was just released in the New Stampin' Up! Catalog, and they are a three-step stamping set.  

In today's video, I am going to teach you some fun easy tips to do when you are using a three-step stamping set.  Here is another great sample using this Bear Hugs Stamp Set.  This card was created by Leigh Amburgey of Mentor.

#bearhugs #lindabauwin

As I stated in the video, I am very excited to share a new program starting in July.  I hear over and over how you want to attend my classes or get the tutorials I offer online, but you live too far away or in another country and can't buy from me.

STAY TUNE, as I will be announcing a new program I am starting in July with my Christmas Card Club.  How would you like to receive PDF's for 24 different Christmas Cards?  That's right each month you will have the chance to receive free a PDF of four Christmas Cards with a purchase in my Online Store.   Or better yet the PDF and the card kit, so you are ready to sit down and stamp.  You would get all the card stock and die cutting done for you to make the four cards for that month.  You would just need stamps and adhesive.

That means by December you would have 24 different Christmas Cards done.  How cool would that be?  Don't live in the US and can't purchase in my Online Store to get these PDF's or card kits?  Well you asked for it!  Starting in July, you will be able to purchase the PDF's for my Exclusive Christmas Card Club Cards.


Gift of Love Stamp Set

#giftoflovestamp #hostessset #lindabauwin

I want to share another Mystery Hostess Card today with you.  It uses the beautiful Gift of Love Stamp Set.  It is my favorite type of stamp set, two-step stamping.  I used the new Peekaboo Peach Card Stock and Ink with the Pear Pizzazz Card Stock and Ink.

The Gift of Love Stamp Set is a set of nine photopolymer stamps for only $10.  What a deal.  But the only ones that can purchase this set are hostesses.  Don't want to have a home workshop?  No problem.  You can do a book show or purchase yourself just $150 and you would have enough hostess rewards to get free.

As you can see, I used the new Seaside Embossing Folder.  This folder goes so well with the new Swirly Bird Bundle.  The Lots of Labels Framelits makes for perfect layering with this card.   With a little Wink of Stella these flowers  just pops off the card.

The sizes of Card Stock I used for this card are:

  • 4 1/4" x 11" Heavy Whisper White Card Stock (I like to use this ehavier card stock when I am using multiple layers on the front of the card
  • 4" x 5 1/4" Pear Pizzaz Card Stock
  • 4" x 5 1/4" Peekaboo Peach Card Stock to cut out the label.
  • 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White Card Stock to cut out the label


Touches of Texture

#timelesstextures #sustamps #lindabauwin

Thought I would share one of the cards that we did at my Mystery Hostess Event last weekend.  It is done with the Touches of Texture Stamp Set and the Thoughtful Banners Bundle.

The flower in the Touches of Texture Stamp Set is a two- step flower, but it has a lot of open area.  So we used the Wink of Stella to color it in.  Did you know that the Wink of Stella Clear can be used like a blending pen?

Touches of Texture also has some fun filler stamps to give you a great looking texture.  We used the Delightful Dijon Ink with these great texture stamps.

The Thoughtful Banners Bundle has some great banners and words, and it matches the Duet Banner Punch.  This set I am using a lot as an accent to many cards.

The sizes of Card Stock I used for this card are:

Hostess Code this month is UZRHANS7.  When you use this code you will receive a special surprise from me.

Double Flap Creative Fold Card

#creativefoldcard #cardswithcreativefolds #lindabauwin

Today's creative fold video features a Double Flap card that was shared with me by Heather Johnson of Kingsville, Ohio, during a product challenge I did with my TEAM.  It uses the must have Botanical Builder Famelits.

Check out the beautiful Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It has to sheets that have designs with copper foil.  And it has the beautiful In Colors in the paper too.

I started with a piece of 5 1/2" x 12" Whisper White Card Stock that was scored at the 4 1/4" and the 8 1/2".  This gives you an A2 size card.  The other sizes of Card Stock and Design Paper are"