Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, November 28, 2011

Embossed Heart For the Newlyweds

My niece got married over the weekend. I made this card for her and her new hubby using the You Are Loved set from the Holiday Mini.

The heart is embossed on Whisper White in Silver EP and then I cut it out. Makes me wonder if the new Heart Framelits that will soon be available in the upcoming Occasions Mini will work with this set? I cannot wait to get the framelits! Here's a closer look at the embossed heart.

The Very Vanilla layers are dry embossed using the Perfect Details Texturz Plate and the Big Shot. To create the scalloped square I used both the Scallop Trim Border & Scallop Trim Corner punches. I started with a piece of Whisper White cut into a 3-13/16" square, punched the corners first and with that measurement, it lines up perfectly. (most of the time! ;-)

The "For the Newlyweds" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. It's also embossed and punched with Word Window & layered onto a Modern Label punched out of Brushed Silver card stock. Some White Organza Ribbon and Basic Rhinestones added the finishing details.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Wheelbarrow Full of Wishes

My wish to you is that you can spend the day with those you love, enjoy a delicious dinner together and maybe even find some time to enjoy a little stamping!

Stamps: Always Thankful
Card stock: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla & Well Worn DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy & various Classic Ink to watercolor
Accessories: Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Word Window Punch, Linen Thread, Top Note Die, Perfect Details Texturz Plate,

On this day of giving thanks, I am thankful for you stopping by to visit my blog...and especially thankful to those who leave me a comment. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Triple Treat Spice Cake

When I first saw the Holiday Mini catalog, I knew I'd love the Spice Cake DSP because it coordinated with the Triple Treat Flower stamp. Combining the two, makes it easy to create a quick, yet super cute card for any occasion.

Stamps: Triple Treat Flower & Tiny Tags
Card stock: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla & Spice Cake DSP
Ink: More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party & Early Espresso
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Seam binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die (scalloped circle shape) Basic Rhinestones, Fancy Flower, Five Petal Flower, Jewelry Tag & Scallop Trim Border Punches

Again this year, Stampin' Up! is offering some great deals during the Online Extravaganza!
You won't want to miss out on these exciting deals...just in time for holiday shopping for that crafter on your list, or maybe a gift for yourself! Happy shopping!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rose Tiles

The You Are Loved set from the Holiday Mini is much more versatile than just for Valentine's Day. I love the beautiful floral designs and the sentiments included. I used the pretty rose image to create this faux tile focal point on this card.

The Simply Scored Scoring Tool makes it easy to score the 3" square into a 1" grid to do the faux tile. Then stamp and highlight the edge of each "tile" with some sponged on color. In this case I used Crumb Cake. The background is rolled on with the Love Blossoms wheel.

I recently got the Ovals Sizzix Die, so now using the oval Embossed Designer Frame is so much easier. No more cutting out the oval shape by hand! The medium sized oval is the perfect size for the outside and the smallest one fits inside the frame. (as does the Wide Oval Punch)

The butterfly was cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and then I sponged it and spritzed with Vanilla Smooch for some shimmer. A few Basic Pearls and some Chocolate Scallop Dots Ribbon and you have the finished card.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spicey Cupcake

Mmmm...I just made myself hungry with that title! I've been craving apple spice cake like my Grandma used to make. This card using the Spice Cake DSP and the Cupcake Builder Punch might not taste as good, but it's definitely fat free and looks way cuter than any cake I could make. (Unfortunately I did not inherit my Grandma's cake decorating skills.)

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set)
Card stock: Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla & Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Peach Parfait, Soft Suede & Pool Party
Accessories: Top Note Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF,  Cupcake Builder & Boho Blossoms Punches, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon & Basic Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 11, 2011


There's always something for which to be thankful. ~Charles Dickens
Today, on Veteran's Day, I am thankful for all those who have served our beautiful country, and for those who still do.

Stamps: Always Thankful
Card stock: More Mustard, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla & Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Early Espresso & various other Classic Ink for watercoloring
Accessories: Two Tags Bigz Die, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Aqua Painter & Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Always Thankful

I've had the Always Thankful set and the fun Spice Cake papers for quite some time now and I've been dying to find some time to play with them. A couple days ago I went down to my rubber room to stamp and it was such a chaotic mess that I had to spend my "stampin' time" cleaning & organizing...that was quite a bummer! However, it sure was nice yesterday to spend the day in my clean space coloring the beautiful images in this set.

Not only are the images great in the Always Thankful set, but I couldn't agree more with the quote included..."There's always something for which to be thankful". At the moment I am thankful for the nice, hot cup of coffee I'm sipping while writing this post and my warm, cuddly kitten purring on my lap. Life is good, but it's cold this morning!

Stamps: Always Thankful, Teeny Tiny Wishes & Fall Harvest Wheel
Card stock: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla & Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Early Espresso, More Mustard & various Classic Ink for watercoloring
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Word Window & Decorative Label punches, Antique Brad, Linen Thread & Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon

Have a wonderful day!