Halloween Card Inspiration…..

I am lucky to participate in card swaps across the country with other demonstrators like me.  I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Halloween cards I received lately and a little bit about each one.


I love this layout and card by Sandy Carlson.  (you can see it also on the treat bag below) The large polka dot folder is usually seen on birthday cards but it looks perfectly at home here on a halloween card.  It uses the Spooky fun bundle below.  $36.75 for both the stamp set and coordinating framelits item #144437


Here’s another swap from Amy Combs.  She used the same stamp set and randomly stamped the background in pumpkin pie ink on pumpkin pie paper rather than use designer paper.  I like the strip of washi tape under the greeting and the silver foil paper for the fence.


I love the blue background on the card below by Micah Paige Stewart.  She used soft suede to cut the tree and a gold glittery moon with a circle punch.


Here’s a detailed card by Tina Jones using all the dies in the set! Another blue background using Island Indigo card stock.


Tip:  You may have Thoughtful Branches or Sheltering Tree stamp set…both of those make great spooky tree silhouettes for your halloween cards!


By the way, don’t forget about the Clearance Rack sale online!  Go HERE to see what Stampin’ Up is cleaning out from last year’s catalogs.  Here’s a neat photopolymer set that is only 6.98 on the clearance rack: bite-meI really like the spooky spider web stamp and cat.  Here’s a few ideas from SU using this set:

bite-me-3 bite-me-2

Tomorrow I’ll be back with Halloween Treat ideas!



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Need Oval Framelits?


This is the last week of ‘Special Offers’, as Stampin’ Up is calling it.  A handful of items on sale for 25% off from 9/15 – 9/21/16.

The big thing this week is the Layering Oval Framelits! 

Now only 28.26 (down from 35.00)  If you don’t have oval framelits yet or if you have some but you don’t like the thick layers between the sizes, these are a really great staple to have.  There are 15 in the set and the largest one is  2-7/8″ x 3-13/16″.


What I love about these ovals is the 8 solid ovals and you also get 7 scallop ovals to layer, also!


What else is on sale this week?  Some Project Life cards, which are for memory keeping or can make great cards.


  I did a post back in June where I used the Hello Lovely cards to make a bunch of greeting cards. If you missed that post, you can see them all HERE

If you would like a printable PDF flyer of all items on sale, click HERE

clearance rack

and remember to check out the Clearance Rack online to see last year’s retired items at reduced prices!  Click on the Clearance Rack image above to see what is on sale.  Some are 60% off!

Go Stamp Something!


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New Clearance Rack items posted!

clearance rack

Stampin’ Up released new Clearance Rack items!  There’s too many to post pics of here so be sure to go look HERE

I see punches, markers, framelits, papers……lots of good stuff from previous catalogs!

The good stuff goes quickly so don’t delay in ordering online or email me your order to linda@stampingschool.com


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Week 2 of Special Deals: Cupcakes!


Here we are at week 2 of 3 weeks of speicals from SU.  This week, 5 items on sale!

special offers

To see/print the flyer for the sale, click HERE 

Here’s a visual list of the items on sale 25% off.  I love the vanilla lace trim, great for vintage cards!  The Sprinkles punch is great priced at 13.50 for confetti or shaker cards.  The acetate with the silver and gold prints is really pretty.


The Cupcake framelits dies are on sale but the stamp set isn’t.  I wish they had put both on sale but if you buy them separately rather than the bundle price, you still save a few dollars this week.

Sprinkles Punch


Gold Binder Clips


You can see the cupcakes stamp set below that goes with the framelits on sale:

If any of these things strike a chord and you’d like to have them, drop me an email or order online in my store HERE.

Go stamp Something!


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Holiday Catalog Ordering Begins today!

The 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog season is here!  Everyone can now order out of the catalog and get started on the upcoming season.  Some say it’s too soon but those who like to make their own tags to go on gifts or cards to send out can get started now.

     holiday catalog         You can see the catalog online HERE

or browse through the categories HERE

 Here are some of the ones I think will be super popular.  There’s a LOT to see in this catalog that my post could go on and on but I’ll limit to a few…

These 2 stamp sets coordinate with our jar framelits!  So if you have those already , you can now add to it’s versatility with either or both of these.  (look at the eyeballs in the halloween set…..can’t you see those floating in the jar for a eerie card?)

jar of cheer jar of haunts

The stamp set on the left is called Jar of Cheer and can be a bundle with the jar framelits if you don’t have those already.  (If you click on the images, it will take you to the store page for more details.)  The one on the left is Jar of Haunts, appropriately, complete with Scooby Doo forest eyes:)

jar of cheer card

I love how they turned the jar upside down to create a globe.

And it will be fun for treat bags, too.

jar of haunts bag

This next die is pretty cool.  I love Santa’s swirly beard!  You can get just the die or a bundle with the stamp set too.  I love how different it is!

Greetings from Santa

Everybody needs this folder!  I highlighted it on my blog last month and did some experimenting with it.  It’s called a Dynamic folder and it embosses more 3D than regular folders.  It’s super thick and you won’t need one cutting plate as you send it through the machine. The result really looks like a cable knit sweater and feels like one, too!

cable folder

Stampin’ Up released 10 videos showing some of the Holiday Catalog favorites.  Go HERE to see them all!

I’ll be available all day today taking orders!  Thanks to many of you who emailed or called your orders in early. I”ll be putting those in as soon as Stampin’ Up turns the items on.

  You can order online here or you can email me at linda@stampingschool.com

Speaking of ordering…..today is the first day special deals!  Stampin’ Up will put items on sale for 3 weeks.


Each week they will release several items on sale for 25% off and those items will be on sale for only one week.

I’m stocking up on the metallic enamel shapes (gold and silver) since they are so handy decorating stamped trees for the holidays using the circles and stars!

To print the flyer, click HERE

From Sept 1 – Sept 7th, these items will be 25% off:

Blossom Builder Punch


Regals Enamel Dots


I hope you get to stamp today!


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Linda’s Holiday Catalog Paper & Ribbon Shares

***Updated September 1st:  This paper and ribbon share is closed. ***

2016 Holiday Catalog Paper and ribbon Shares Linda

It’s that time of year!  The Stampin’ Up HOLIDAY catalog will begin on September 1st and today I can officially offer my paper and ribbon shares!

I’m only doing ONE round, so be sure to sign up before August 31st!

(If you are a returning customer and know how the shares work, bypass all my info below and just email me at linda@stampingschool.com  I’ll send you a link to select and pay for your shares.)

A share is a sampling of all the designer papers and ribbons in our catalog.  You sign up before August 31st and I will preorder on September 1st when the catalog starts. (I keep track for every 8 people for the paper and 5 people for the ribbons)  I cut the paper up into 6×6 pieces and the ribbon into 1 or 2 yard lengths, depending on the ribbon.   That means YOU get a little bit of everything in the catalog to play with!

2016 Holiday Catalog Paper Shares Linda

Paper only – $18

I’m offering just the Paper Shares, 42  sheets, all 6×6 size for $18 and FREE shipping!  (also included are four 3×6 specialty, foil papers)

2016 Holiday Catalog Paper and ribbon Shares Linda

Paper, Ribbon & Twine Combo $30

If you want the paper shares AND the ribbons, it’s $30 and free shipping and a little accessory packet with a few samples from the holiday catalog as a gift from me for ordering both)

(US addresses only per SU policy)

Here are the names of the new papers. You will get 6×6 sized samples unless noted where they are 3×6 foiled specialty papers. (these come 1 sheet in a pack rather than 2, so I have to cut it 3×6 per person)

Halloween Night Specialty (5 sheets plus two 3×6 sheets)
Pumpkin Pie Glitter paper
(1 sheet)
Paisley & Petal
s (5 sheets plus two 3×6 sheets)
Copper Foil
(1 sheet)
Fancy Frost  (6 sheets)
Presents & Pinecones
(6 sheets)
Candy Cane Lane 
(6 sheets)
Warmth & Cheer stack   (12 sheets)


We have lots of really nice ribbons and twine in the catalog and it ALL coordinates with the holiday papers for easy card designing.  If you sign up for the paper & ribbon combo, you will receive:

2 Yards ¾” Stitched Edge –  Real Red
3 yards Kraft Rope Trim – Crumb Cake
5 yards Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine  – Red/white Glitter and solid Real Red
5 yards Baker’s Twine Trio –  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Metallic Gold
5 yards Halloween Baker’s Twine –  Black/Gray & Pumpkin Pie/Black
1 yard each 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon  – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Green
1 yard each 3/8” Glitter Ribbon – Silver & Sweet Sugarplum
1 yard each  3/8” Ribbon Trio Pack  – Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron & Rich Razzleberry

How to Order:

As a SU Demonstrator, I have some guidelines to follow and cannot link directly to a payment/ordering page.  Please email me directly and then I will send you the link to my shopping cart to select your samplers and pay as in the years past.  Email me at Linda@stampingschool.com

If for some reason a paper or ribbon is back ordered, I will email you immediately to let you know of the delay.  I always work fast with these paper orders so I can get them to quickly as long as they are all in stock and I get them from SU on time.

 I will always respond back the same day so if you don’t get a reply, email again just in case it got lost in cyberspace!

Linda Heller
Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, Platinum Elite

My Stampin’ Blog: www.lindastamps.com
Stamping School! www.stampingschool.com

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Go Paisley!

Crazy but true, PAISLEY is hip again!  I’m seeing it pop up all over the place like the mall in clothing and lots of home decor for the fall.

In the upcoming Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog (which begins Sept 1) there will be a bit of paisley to keep us on trend!  Look at these papers, called Petals & Paisley.  12 x 12 and 2 sheets are copper embossed:


(by the way, yes I will be offering the holiday paper shares beginning Friday Aug 26th)

Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon, Vanilla and Mint Macaron. Oh and a bit of Cajun Craze.


I used today’s Mojo Monday sketch #462 to create this card:


There’s a great set that coordinates with the papers called Paisleys & Posies.  It’s photopolymer and I stuck them to a large block to stamp the background.  I figured I might stamp a whole bunch so it was easier to ink and stamp all at once.


I started with a vanilla card, then layered the Navy card stock, a strip of Razzleberry and chose the Dijon ribbon.  (it’s a 3 pack of ribbons in the paisley suite available Sept 1!)


I decided to layer the papers on Dijon and vanilla.


I liked how it came out!  I think the paper can definitely go into fall for Thanksgiving but it’s an all around versatile, everyday paper for birthdays or whatever you need it for.

Look around and you will see paisley out there!

Paisley Glasses World Market

And I just saw these paisley glasses at World Market  and if you search for paisley on their site, TONS of items come up.

I’m in love with these paisley wall decals….so happy!

Paisley Birds and Branches, Wall Decal

So when the Holiday catalog begins in 10 days, go paisley!


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