Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Easy Gift Tags

I've been busy wrapping gifts and getting ready for Christmas...as I'm sure most of you also are. Such a busy time of year! I made a bunch of cute, yet easy gift tags for all my packaging. I think they turned out nice and really kicked up my Dollar Tree wrapped gifts up a notch. (why spend a bundle on wrapping when it just gets torn off and thrown away, right?) Take a peek ...


I used punches and dies to cut out Stampin' Up! card stock to coordinate with my wrapping paper. Each die cut shape has a circle punched from the gift wrap.
I attached the tags to the gifts with curling ribbon.
Here's a closer look at a few of the tags.
Some are embellished with Basic Rhinestones and Frosted Sequins.
All are stamped on the back with plenty of room for a greeting and names.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

FREE Shipping!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I have already gotten the majority of my Christmas shopping done...mostly online. This is a first for me! I guess having a baby in the family has gotten me excited about the holidays!


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Painted Autumn Pumpkin Patch

Happy Halloween! Instead of an autumn scene, like on this card, I have more of a winter scene going on outside my window right now. That white stuff is coming down like crazy! Luckily, so far, it's not sticking, but melting as it hits the ground.

This is a card created mainly with Designer Series Papers...all but the spooky cat are part of the Painted Autumn pack of papers. I created the "Happy Fall" sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet and then added some texture using the Timeless Textures stamp set.


Don't forget...today is the last day of the Designer Series Paper Sale!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Delightful Daisy So Very Loved

I think that the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper is my favorite paper from this years catalog (at least right now!)  When I first saw these papers I knew I had to scrap the photos I had taken of my sweet granddaughter just a month before the catalog came out. She was wearing an outfit that matched the colors in the paper and she was even holding a daisy!


I cut eight 3-1/2" squares of DSP to create the background for my page.. A 2007 Sale-A-Bration set, So Very was used to create a title, which is embossed in white on Night of Navy. I used the very handy Labeler Alphabet set to stamp the words on my list next to the largest photo. I used the tiny daisy image in the Daisy Delight set to create the bullets for my list and the largest daisy image with coordinating Daisy Punch for the large daisy embellishment. The center is one of the pretty Gold Faceted Gems. Here's a closer look.


Originally I had planned to use just one photo on this layout, but couldn't decide between two of the photos...so I ended up cutting 3 photos down into small squares using the Stitched Shape Framelits, and placed those photos along the bottom. 

Can you spot "something Stampin' Up!" in the photos themselves? I made little Maddy a bunch of headbands when she was only a month or so old using felt and the Spiral Flower Die. You cannot see in the photo, but there is a large Iced Rhinestone jewel in the center. Babies need bling too! (Both the die and the rhinestones have been retired, so they are no longer available)

After I was finished with my layout I realized I hadn't included the date or age of Maddy, so I used the Tiny Tag set with it's coordinating punch (both retired) and wrote her name and age on the tags which are hung from the bow created using Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon.

I used pretty much the same layout for a Halloween page using the Spooky Night DSP shown here.

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But hurry...the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale ends tomorrow!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spooky Cat on a Fence

This isn't a trick! The spooky Halloween card I created was made using the Spooky Nights DSP... with no stamps involved!


A picket fence was created from Basic Black cardstock that was embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and then cut into strips. The cat was punched from the Spooky Nights DSP and the pumpkins were fussy cut from a different sheet in the pack. Even the spooky tree and moon are included in this spooktacular pack of Designer Papers.


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Monday, October 23, 2017

Owen's Baby Bear

I went to a baby shower over the weekend and here is the card I made to go with the baby gift.


The adorable Baby Bear stamp set was an obvious choice. The color combo used is Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Lemon Lime Twist, and it matched the diaper bag I gave for the gift perfectly! I like to buy a diaper bag and then use that as the "gift bag" to hold the rest of the baby gifts I give. I add lots of fluffy tissue tucked in between the gifts and always attach a cute toy and my card or tag to front of diaper bag to "embellish". I meant to take a photo to share with card, but I forgot.

I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut both the Whisper White square and the scalloped square. I was able to create a personalized banner using the Labeler Alphabet & Thoughtful Banners stamp sets. The mommy-to-be loved that her babies name was on the card.

The Basic Gray & Black Bakers Twine was from last years Halloween combo pack of twine, so it's no longer available. The button was something I had in my stash and the color is a close match to Lemon Lime Twist so I used that as well.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Spooky Cat on a Spooky Night Layout

This is a great layout to showcase all the different patterns in a collection of paper. This page is all ready for a photo of my grand daughter on Halloween...who I'm sure will be more cute than spooky. I used the Spooky Cat Bundle (stamp set and cat punch) along with the coordinating Spooky Night papers.


The paper includes a sheet of squares with the spooky tree and full moon, all ready to stamp the owl if you choose. I cut all the other pieces the same size as this square.


I used the Labeler Alphabet to create my title and to make the BOO banner. I stamped the title strips with the pattern stamp from the Spooky Cat set...love that little stamp to add a little texture. The pumpkins and witch's hat were fussy cut from the Spooky Night DSP.


The little rat running across the pumpkins is a stamp included in the Spooky Cat stamp set as well...this set really is versatile and as you can see, works spooktacularly well with the DSP. The cat is punched out from the Spooky Nights paper and all I had to do was color the details on his face. The black Vintage Crochet Trim is part of the Spooky Night Suite which can all be found on pages 52 & 53 in the Holiday Catalog.

If you order 3 packs of Designer Series Paper right now, you can receive this pack (or any of the others offered) for FREE!


Thanks for visiting! Have a spooktacular weekend!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jar of Love Thank You Card

Here's a favorite stamp set that I haven't used in a little while...Jar Of Love. A couple of  this years In Colors were used for a fresh look.


Colors used: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach & Pool Party.

The jar of flowers was arranged on a Whisper White background that was embossed using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. A pretty bow using Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon finishes off the card.

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

You've Got Half Full Style

I've been wanting to use the champagne drinking women from the You've Got Style stamp set with the new Half Full stamp set since I got it. I had the opportunity when I needed to create a card for a 50th birthday.


Thankfully my cousin who just hit this milestone looks more like she's in her mid 30's vs this more mature woman. She has a sense of humor, so hopefully she got a kick out of this card. I used my Aqua Painter to color the images. Unfortunately, the photo is a little washed out so the watercoloring is barely visible, nor is the metallic gold I used for the jewelry and edging of the sign...so you'll have to trust me that it looked nicer in real life! LOL

I created the little "50 and fabulous" banner by simply drawing it on Whisper White cardstock using my Journaling Pen and cut it out...there was a lot of fussy cutting on this card, but it went pretty quick. The Fresh Fig background piece was easily done by stamping the row of glasses from Half Full until the background was totally full! I used one of the Gold Faceted Gems and Black Mini Sequin Trim to embellish the card.

Thanks for visiting...have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Half Full Birthday

This past weekend we went away with several friends for a wine tasting weekend in Northern Michigan. One of our friends celebrated her birthday during the weekend and I was so happy I had the Half Full stamp set to create her birthday card! This is a new set in the Holiday Catalog and not only does it have great line art featuring glasses and a bottle but it has several awesome sentiments using nice fonts as well.


I watercolored the images using my Aqua Painter. After cutting them out, I used Crystal Effects over the glasses and the glass part of the bottle to make them look like glass. SU! doesn't sell CE any longer, so if you are not like me and have a big bottle left, you can also cover the images using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and allow to dry. Both products will leave you with a shiny, glassy looking image. See the close up below.

The Fresh Fig background layer was stamped all over using the stamp with a line of corks from the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set...these two sets work great together!  For the inside I used the stamp "may your glass always be half full".

I also decorated the envelope and used another great sentiment..."the best wines are the ones we drink with friends."


I really love this set and I also love that it was designed by a fellow SU! demonstrator, Linda Bauwin,  in recognition of becoming a Million Dollars Sales Achiever. Congrats and thanks to her for such an AWESOME stamp set!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Daisy Delight Thank You

One of my favorite new bundles when the catalog premiered in June was the Daisy Delight Bundle. It was so popular that the punch was backordered during the demo pre-order! It was still not available when I put in my first new catalog order, so I waited and got it along with stuff from the Holiday Catalog.


Not only is the the Daisy Delight stamp set and the coordinating Daisy Punch awesome, the gorgeous Delightful Daisy DSP is totally drool worthy! I used three of the prints here on this card. It's one of those packs where each and every sheet is just prettier than the next! 


If I had to pick six favorite patterns from the pack it would be these six...but here's a look at the flip sides.


Beautiful...right? I thought I'd share these photos as it's hard to tell sometimes when just seeing them in the catalog. (click on photos to see full size) Trust me...they are even prettier in person! So make sure and add a pack of the Delightful Daisy DSP to your next order.

Have a DELIGHTFUL weekend!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Colorful Seasons Autumn Leaves

The change of season inspired the cards I have to share today. It seems like just overnight many of our trees went from having lush green foliage to leaves the shade of golden yellow. Our maple and oak trees are still holding onto their green leaves, but when they do start to change, the maple are my favorite...with beautiful vibrant oranges and reds. The Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits have some great maple leaves included, which is what I used here.



To create this autumn branch, I first cut out the large branch from Soft Suede card stock using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I placed the branch onto my Very Vanilla panel and lightly traced the outline of the branch to help with the leaf placement.

I stamped the leaves using the Wet Wipe Technique...which is perfect for creating the look of fall leaves. If you've never tried this technique it's really fun and super easy to use with any bold, solid image to get a multicolor look. Simply fold  a wet wipe to increase thickness and create a more manageable size...roughly the size of an ink pad. Place wet wipe onto a flat plastic surface that you don't mind getting inky. The image sheet from your Stamp-a-ma-jig works well for this. Use several colors of Ink Refills to ink up the wet wipe. Colors will mix together to create new shades, so try and use colors that look good mixed or you will end up with brown, muddy colors.

After stamping leaves, I lightly sponged the background with Dapper Denim and the edges with Soft Suede, adhered the branch and added my sentiment. Then I ran the piece through the Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.


I thought it made quite a nice masculine card so I made several since I had my wet wipe "ink pad" all made and I needed to send out some guy cards. This one gets an extra pop with the intricate Copper Foil die cut leaf. Here's a look at the group of cards I made...just like in nature, they all turned out a little different. As you can see, its a card suitable for all different occasions.


Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Spooky Night Owl

Happy Friday! I'm back today to share another card using the Spooky Cat stamp set along with the Spooky Night DSP. I just love this owl and how easy it is to stamp him on this spooky tree square of DSP. There are 16 spooky tree squares on the full sheet of DSP which means you get 32 of them in the pack. That would make it really easy to create some great invitations or fun treats in a snap!


Like I told you in my previous posting, I LOVE purple in my Halloween color schemes, so I was hoping to see purple in this years DSP. No such luck, but I figured out a way around that...by adding purple stripes on the DSP with a Blender Pen and Rich Razzleberry ink. I also created my own DSP using the texture stamp included in the Spooky Cat set...I just stamped repeatedly to cover background area...not worrying about center which ended up covered.

The little spiderweb label is a fun stamp too. I'm having lots of fun playing with these new products!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Spooky Cats

Between having a very busy summer and also being very indecisive...I just received my Holiday Catalog pre-order at the end of last week. The catalog is filled with so many awesome products that my wishlist is a mile long! Unfortunately, my bank account doesn't match the size of my wish list so I went back and forth trying to decide which products to get first. I LOVE stamp sets that have coordinating punches and I also LOVE Halloween and cats!!! So of course the Spooky Cat Bundle was a no brainer for me! Can you tell I am super excited about this bundle? LOL Here's my first Spooky Cat card.


A strip of Spooky Nights DSP runs along the bottom. This paper pack is super cute...one of the patterns is a full page of cats sized purrfectly (couldn't resist a cat pun...sorry!)  to cut out with the punch. another with a spooky tree that you can stamp the owl perched on the branch, plus several other patterns. However, I do have to admit to being really disappointed that, yet again this year, the color scheme consisted only of shades of orange & black. What's up with that??? I had really hoped to see some purple and/or green! BOO! So I took it upon myself to create the DSP I really wanted...

Using a Blender Pen and Rich Razzleberry and Lemon Lime Twist inks I painted the plain Very Vanilla stripes. You could also use your markers...but I found, that for me, the Blender Pen worked better. While this worked out fine on this small piece used on my card, I don't think I would have the patience to color an entire sheet! I would end up in a real rubber room...not just a room full of rubber!

The Vintage Crochet Trim used here is really nice too...while shown for Halloween, it could be used all year. Note: The embossing folder I used is actually a retired folder, but there is a new one available called Oh My Stars that could be used instead...I just don't have that one yet.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 08, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams & Butterfly Basics

Here's a card that looks detailed and time consuming but it was actually fairly quick and easy to make.


The ferns from Butterfly Basics were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and then ran through the Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. The dragonfly, from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, is a 2 step image so the hand colored look is easily achieved by using the second solid layer over the detailed image. I like to use a sponge dauber to apply a second, darker color to the solid image before stamping.

The "thanks" sentiment is from the Jar of Love stamp set and was die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits. To finish off the card I ran a piece of 1/4" Copper Trim across bottom and attached the die cut sentiment piece and dragonfly with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used only two ink pads...Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide.

Have a great weekend!