I really do have to admit, at first when I saw these sets, I thought what the heck am I gonna do with them. Then I started to see all the creative ideas from my fellow demonstrators. So, I caved. Yep, I caved in a big way – bought the stamps and the punches. Just to make one card – THIS card. Crumb Cake and Night Quite Navy are my absolute new favorite color combination. Again, it was one of those, there is no way these colors are going to do anything for me; until I saw them together in person. Now, I can’t stop putting them together. Okay, back to the card. This card is perfect for just about any occasion – which is why I love SU! and how the create our stamps.
I have to admit, I’m not very good at remembering to use embellishments. Don’t get me wrong, I do use a few rhinestones here and there…but I can never really remember to step it up. I am working on it. I am forcing myself to step out of the box and add other types of embellishments, cut images out, and use DSP (Designer Series Paper). It’s a work in progress to use all that I have available to me…but I’ll get there.
I just love it when your kid comes up and says, “Oh mom, I need a birthday card right now; and I need to leave in 5 minutes”. Umm…okay…
Thankfully, Stampin’ Up! has us covered in that area. I was able to make this card in about 3 minutes. All it took was a few scraps, some punches, a die, and some bling. Walah – a perfect card in under 3 minutes!
Here is another version of a card we made at our Graham class last week. Same layout – different view. I love when we find card layouts that are so versatile.
This card was made with the Patterned Occasions Sale-A-Bration set and Tiny Tiny Wishes from the 2012-2013 Catalog. Again, I hate the colors did not come out as well as I had hoped. I really need to invest in a better camera and photography station.
I shared this card with my dear friend Charlotte who gave me some inspiration for some of my political friends. I’m going to have to play around with MDS and come up with her fantastic idea. I’ll share it with you soon 🙂
I wish the Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, and Pool Party paper would have come out a little better in the picture. I am horrible about ordering Designer Series Paper (DSP) – I mean horrible. So, I often find myself creating my own DSP with embossing folders or stamps.
We made a few different designs of this card using the Patterned Occasions set out of the Sale-A-Bration set at our Graham class. I am sending this version off to Operation Write Home. Ken bought some index cards and wrote several notes on them for me to give the girls when they need a pick me up or did some special. I thought what a great card for our Military to send home to a child or adult when they did something special.
Here is another card we created at our Lakewood stamp camp. What is great about this card is how easy it is to mass produce and a great way to introduce new stampers to several different products and techniques at one time without overwhelming them. Let see, we did two step stamping, using a boarder punch, a regular punch, using markers on stamps, and huffing. The comment made to me after I sat with a first time gal was, “Wow I really can stamp!”
Jackie made a card last night for a friend at school who fractured her leg. I have to say – I am not impressed with the color choice. blue and orange – ugh! I am a crimson and silver kind of girl 🙂 Blue and orange are Jackie’s school colors and the colors of our rival high school. It just kills me to dress her in blue and orange.
I have to say the card came out great! She choose an image out of the Patterned Occasions set you can choose for free from the Sale-A-Brations catalog.
* sorry for the blurry picture – Jackie took the picture and sealed the card up before we could get another picture.
We had a great time Saturday afternoon at the Lakewood stamp class! Lots of laughs and a few new gals joined us as well. I have really fallen in love with the Pattered Occasions set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. There are so much fun uses for the different stamps – covers just about anything you you may need. I love all the texture and color in this card. What makes this card so great to me is it can be used as an anytime love card – not just for Valentine’s.
I have to admit when Stampin’ Up! began to create bundles with stamps and framelits, I fell in love! I am completely addicted to framelits. I think I love them as much as I love my children. Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits is the perfect set to have in your collection. pennants are so trendy right now. This bundle makes it so easy to quickly create a pennant. This is one of the cards we made in the Lakewood class today. Did I also mention how much I love the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper is? Gosh, I sure am saying “love” a lot in this post. Maybe its all the chocolate, sweathearts, and Valentine’s day that is making me go all mushy!