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Creative Fold Video

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Did you see how I made this beautiful belly band in my video on Friday?  I used the So Detailed Thinlits Dies and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies. Today I will use this belly band on my creative fold card.

#shuttercard #lindabauwin

Here is the front of the card with the belly band on.  I used the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper along with the Sahara Sand Card Stock.  The Gold Foil Butterfly just shines on the front of the card.  

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Here is the card opened.  When you watch the video you will see how the card goes together.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits and you want to make sure you use the Tear-n-Tape on the pieces of card stock for the shutter closure, but use Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue for the inside greeting of the shutter.

Here are the measurements for this card:

  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Sahara Sand Card Stock scored at 2 1/8" along the 8 1/2" side to form a gate fold card
  • 2 pieces 2" x 5 3/8" of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • 2 pieces 3 1/2" x 4" Sahara Sand Card Stock scored along the 4" side at 1/2" watch video for cutting the ends of these two pieces for your shutter opening
  • 3" x 5 3/8" Sahara Sand Card Stock
  • 3" x 5 3/8" Falling in Love Designer Series Paper

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Have you checkout the adorable Mini Egg Cartons?

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Have you checked out these adorable Mini Egg Cartons?  There are so cute.  Jodie's sister loves chickens and her birthday was last week.  So check out the cute way I was able to package up her gift with these mini cartons.

Here is the carton closed.

#eggcarton #lindabauwin

I used the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Crumb Cake Ink Pad, no big shot needed, to make the chicken wire.  Will have a video in a few days on how to do that technique.  I did that on a piece of Sahara Sand Card Stock for the top and also on the little tag I made.

I used the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon to wrap around the egg carton and the Thick White Baker's Twine to tie the tag to the carton.  And of course had to use the adorable Hey Chick Stamp Set that you can get free during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 order.  Have to admit I didn't like the Hey Chick Set when I first saw.  But love it now.

Check out the inside of the egg carton.

#heychick #lindabauwin

I bought a couple glass eggs and some chicken salt & pepper shakers.  Add some Spanish Moss and my little gift was done.  Julie seemed to really like it.  It was pretty darn cute.

I see where the Mini Egg Cartons have low inventory.  If you are thinking of getting them for Easter I would get ordered before it's too late.


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Dragonfly Dreams Stamp of the Month Kit

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Dragonfly Dreams Bundle Stamp of the Month Kit

Includes set of 10 Photopolymer Stamp Set and 5 Framelits Dies

Included in your kit.

  • All cardstock, precut for all 6 cards shown in picture, plus Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. This kit doesn’t have a creative fold instead an extra card.
  • All Envelopes
  • Other Supplies Used:
  • Ink Pads I used: Basic Black Bermuda Bay Early Espresso, Smokey Slate, Whisper White Craft , Old Olive, and Basic Black.
  • Card Stock : Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon wonder, Melon mambo God Foil, and Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.
  • Other supplies used were: Markers in Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Early Espresso, Watercolor Pencils, Blender or Aqua Painter, Layering Squares, and Stitched Framelit Dies, Softly Falling and Woodland Embossing Folders, Wink of Stella and In Color Enamel Dots.
  • PDF file with measurements of all 6 cards will be sent by e-mail plus videos when available by e-mail

For this kit, you need the Stamp Set, and Framelits Dies.  If you already have you can substitute another product. 

The Cost for the kit

  • Kit Supplies with Dragonfly Drams Bundle $70.00 NOTE if you add $3.25 more in product to this kit, you will be eligible for a FREE Sale-a-Bration items until March 31, 2017

Please note this kit can only be shipped to the US, this is Stampin’ Up!’s policy.

If you are interested in this kit, e-mail me at with subject line Dragonfly Dreams Stamp of the Month Kit.   Also tell me if you wish to purchase the $4.25 more in product (plus shipping & tax) to qualify for a Sale-a-Bration Item.

I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Don’t have Paypal?  Not a problem.  You can use your credit or debit card. Remember you can add on to any kit with multiple kits or products.

Quick Video with So Detailed Thinlits Dies

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Today's video is just a quick tip to show you how to create a belly band for your card using the So Detailed Thinlits Dies. You want to check back next Tuesday, when I release my Creative Fold Video for the week.  This Belly Band will be used on that card.

The So Detailed Thinlits Dies are a set of three dies with the largest image measuring 5 1/2" x 2 5/8".  It is recommended to use the Precision Base Plate with your Big Shot for these dies, because these dies are so detailed.  I also used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies which also recommends the use of that Precision Plate.

I used a piece of Sahara Sand Card Stock to add to the Detailed Imagine, so it would wrap around the card.  That piece of card stock measured 1" x 4 3/4".

When you are adhering the belly band together, I really suggest using Tear-n-Tape or Fast Fuse as you will need something strong as you move the belly band on and off the card.

Don't forget the Ultimate Stampin' Up! Bundle will only be available until March 31, 2017.  What are you wanting for? Learn about all the benefits because just the great price of the bundle.

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Advance Tickets Are Ready For You

#adventuresinstamping #lindabauwin

Time to order your tickets for  Northern Ohio's Premier Rubber Stamp, Scrapbook and Paper Craft, Adventure's in Stamping.  Come be inspired to create with new products, techniques and ideas. 

The Vendor Show is Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30.  There will be workshops on Friday the 28th and on Saturday the 29th.  All this takes place at the John S. Knight Center at 77 East Mill Street in Akron, Ohio.

This will be my eighteen year to have a booth at this convention.  I always offer a free make-a-take and a convention special ,so make sure you mark your calendar and get those tickets ordered.

If you are looking for a place to go to get great ideas, learn new techniques, shop for the latest stamps, scrapbooking and paper crafting products, or take a hands-on workshop. Then, Adventures In Stamping convention is the place for you! Regardless if you're an advanced crafter or just getting started, there is something for everyone! We invite you to take advantage of this exciting opportunity and find out why we are ranked one of the top rubber stamp, scrapbook and paper craft events in the country, by both exhibitors and attendees. Come and be inspired to create!


In Love With Copper

#copper #lindabauwin

So love the copper look, and this card has so much copper on it.  The picture doesn't really show it off but it really does shine.

I used the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set for the words and the flower.  The flower looks like you need to color it in, but when you embossing with the Copper Embossing Powder, the flower just jumps right off the card.  I really like the Rich Razzleberry Ink and Card Stock with the Copper.

You will see a small strip of the Copper Foil just below the beautiful Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This is such a stunning card that takes no time to make.

Item Approaching Non-Orderable Status

#watercolor pencils #lindabauwin

Just Announced by Stampin' Up!

Sales for the following product have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a significant number of backorders. It will be some time before this item is back in stock.

141709: Watercolor Pencils

In order to give you time to contact your customers so they may close any affected orders, this product will remain available until Thursday, January 26 at 12:00 PM (MT); it will then be placed in not-orderable status.


Time for a Creative Fold Video

#creativefold #storybook #lindabauwin

Today's Creative Fold Video features a Storybook Fold with lots of fun new products from the Occasions Catalog. On the front of the card I used the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies. These dies are part of a product bundle that includes the Special Reason Stamp Set.  This bundle will be featured in my March Stamp of the Month Kit, so stay tune.

Notice the stem it is a negative image. Think that is what is so need about the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, they give you another look.  Another favorite die in the Occasion Catalog that is so easy to miss, is the Timeless Tags Framelits Dies.  That is where the little butterflies come from.  That die can be used as a negative image also.

#creativefold #specialreason #lindabauwin

The inside of the card features more of the Stylish Stems and Timeless Tags Framelits Dies along with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and the beautiful Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.

In the video, I show you how to cut and score to get the Storybook look.  But here are the measurements of the card stock:

  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Sahara Sand Card Stock
  • 4" x 5 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
  • 3 3/4" x 5" Old Olive Card Stock
  • 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Sahara Sand Card Stock
  • 2 pieces Sahara Sand that measure 7/8" x 2"
  • 2 pieces that measure 2 1/8" x 3 1/4"
  • 5 3/8" x 8 1/2' Falling in Love Designer Series Paper

All the cutting and score of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper is explained in the video.  Want to give a shout out to dear friend France Martin who inspired this card with her Christmas Card to me.  Thanks France.



Loving Succulents

#succulentbox #lindabauwin

What do you think?  Look like real Succulents?  Well there not.   They are card stock, and I am loving them.  Why?  Became I kill every house plant I get.  Have beautiful flower gardens outside but inside no way.

I took a piece Crumb Cake Card Stock, and stamped it with the Gorgeous Grunge and the Timeless Textures Stamp Set in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Ink. I then sprayed with Rubbing Alcohol and crunched it up, to give it an aged look.  I then took a Project Life Card Collection Box and covered it with the Crumb Card Stock.  

I used this box as a gift box for a dear friend's birthday gift.  But what made the gift come a live is the beautiful succulents on top.  Don't they look real?

#ohsosucculent #lindabauwin

I was so pleased with the look of the gift box.  I can't wait to make more of these beauties.  Watch, as I will have to do a video in the coming days and show you just how easy these succulents come together with the Succulent Framelits Dies found in the Occasions Catalog.  Hard to believe I start the succulents with Old Olive and Crumb Cake Card Stock.

Time is Running Out

My March 17-19 Stamp Retreat in N. Springfield, PA at Camp Judson is over half-full.  If you would like to attend don't delay, get your payment in before we are sold out.  

Don't know about my Stamping in the Woods Retreat.  You can get all the details on my calendar for this weekend of stamping. All meals, lodging and stamps projects are done for you. All for just $190.

I am having a feeling we will be doing some beautiful succulent projects at the retreat.


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Paper Pumpkin On Sale with Free Sale-a-Bration


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Here are two great ways to purchase Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits and receive a monthly creative fix.  You can save on these prepaid subscriptions as well as qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts.  See all the Sale-A-Bration possibilities HERE!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for Four FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts!

This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and getting Paper Paper each month?   Not a problem you can still get this great deal.  Just order in my Online Store Your Paper Pumpkin and you will get a code to use for your payment option so you will receive the Sale-a-Bration Items.

Don't know what Paper Pumpkin is all about?  Check out this great video from last month kit.


Don't miss this great deal with Paper Pumpkin Shop Now

Creative Inking Blog Hop - Lets Sale-a-Brate

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Welcome to Creative Inking Blog Hop "Let's Sale-a-Brate" Sale-a-Bration our biggest sale of the year.  Everyone is always a winner during Sale-a-Bration.   As a customer you get to pick a product for every $50 spent.  As a hostess of a $250 party, in-home or book, you get an extra $25 in sales.  But the Ultimate Deal is the Starter Kit.  Give SU! a Test Drive and check out all the benefit by click here.

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My card today is Sale-a-Brating Sale-a-Bration with the beautiful Advant Garden Stamp Set.  This set is very veristal, as you can do bold watercolor stamping with the bold flower.  Or if you like to color, you can use our New Watercolor Pencils or the Stampin' Up!'s Stampin Write Markers.  In additional there are three beautiful verses.  This set is such a great value but to get it free is even better.

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The card I made with this set uses those New Watercolor Pencils along with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  Doesn't look like Falling Petals to me looks like hearts, what do you think?  I also used the Lace Doilies, they are so fun to use they are Vanilla on one side but White on the other.  I also used the newly released Stitched Shape Framelits to finish off the card.

Again this set is so veristal, that you don't want to overlook it during Sale-a-Bration because when it's gone it's gone.

Now let's hop over to see what Diane Evans has to share.   Or hop back to Dena Rekow has for us.

Blop hop next Blog PRior

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