Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Party Panda Easel Card

These Party Pandas are helping a special little one celebrate her first birthday.


The Picture Perfect Party DSP is so much fun! I used several cut out gifts on the base of the easel card to hold the main panel in place.


Here is what the card looks like folded down to pop into an envelope.


These little panda bears are just so cute! I love that this set also comes with the confetti stamp to add to the background as well. This stamp set can be yours FREE gift with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration! The Picture Perfect Party DSP is available in the new Occasions Catalog.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Peaceful Birch Trees

Today is the final day to purchase from the Holiday Catalog. There are so many awesome products such as the Carols of Christmas stamp set used on this card...so don't miss out!


To create this card, I inked up the Woodland Embossing Folder using my Smokey Slate ink pad and then I used a Sponge Dauber to add just a bit of Dapper Denim ink before carefully placing my Whisper White cardstock into the folder and running it through my Big Shot.

The "PEACE on EARTH" sentiment from Carols of Christmas was embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and the cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I adhered the embossed square  to a slightly larger square of Silver Foil and attached over the Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 01, 2018

Party Panda Ringing in the New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I say it every year, and I'll say it again...WOW, did this year fly by! I started this blog way back on New Year's Day of 2007...so today is my 11 year Blogiversary as well. So lets celebrate the day with the adorable new Sale-A-Bration set Party Pandas!


The panda bears in this set are absolutely darling! Paired with the Picture Perfect Party DSP it really makes for some super cute, festive projects! This DSP will be available in just a few days from the new Occasions Catalog. Both Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog start on January 3rd.

Wishing you good health, much happiness and lots of creativity in 2018!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Daisy Delight Boxed Set

Here's a set of cards using the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch.

I used some favorite (now retired) DSP along with the Hexagon Embossing Folder and embellished each one with a Faceted Gem and 1/8" Gold Ribbon.

The set of three cards with stamped envelopes fits inside one of the Acetate Card Boxes featured on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog.


I made a little tag attached with some ribbon and it made a nice little gift.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Wanted to post real quick just to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas! This is the first year of being a SU! demo that I didn't send out Christmas cards. I feel bad, but time just got away from me while I was busy with so many other things. Rather than make myself crazy, I decided to give myself a break. I did create one Christmas card this year...for my grand-daughter's 1st Christmas.



I used the Card Front Builder Thinlits to die cut the pine trees for my background. The slopes were perfect for this adorable sledding bunny from the retired Merry Crittermas stamp set. The bunny was watercolored and then I added some sparkle with Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones and the Metallic Edge Ribbon.

I did a little Christmas photo shoot with my dear grand-daughter last month, and here's one of my favorite shots. I hope to scrapbook this and a few others real soon.

Merry Christmas!!!

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!


Anyways...TODAY ONLY is FREE shipping with Stampin' Up!

Shop til you drop!

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.

If you too love these papers...you can get them for FREE!


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.


If you haven't yet taken advantage of the buy 3 packs of DSP and get one FREE sale yet...you have until October 31st...don't miss out!

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!