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I offer workshops and demonstrations all focused on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here to showcase Stampin' Up! products, share special offers and give you fun project ideas. I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity.
It was my parent's 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. This is the card I made for them...
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes (wood: 126365, clear: 126367), Memorable Moments (wood: 126680, clear: 126682). Ink: Summer Starfruit (126991), Soft Suede (126978), Crumb Cake (126975). Card/Paper: Summer Starfruit (127542), Soft Suede (119982), Crumb Cake (121685), Whisper White (106549), Comfort Cafe DSP (126898), Print Poetry DSP Stack (129312). Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (126869), Summer Starfruit Dahlia (In Color Dahlias: 127556), Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), Linen Thread (104199), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246). Tools: Big Shot (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Labels Collection Framelits Dies (125598), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (129387), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
When making their special card, I was inspired by Becky's Oh, Hello card. I love the way she used the Tea Lace Paper Doilies and Flower Trim (page 5, Seasonal Catalogue), with touches of rhinestone bling.
If you want to stamp numbers, you can't go past Memorable Moments - it is a really versatile stamp set as it also has "Happy", "Birthday" and "Anniversary". This stamp set is great for honouring special occasions.
Here's a close up of all the little details...
Lots of pretty here! This card would also make a very lovely Mothers Day card, just switch out the "40" and stamp "for my wonderful mother" from Delightful Dozen (page 141, Annual Catalogue) or a simple "Happy Mothers Day" from Teeny Tiny Sentiments (page 133, Annual Catalogue).
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I have made my Mothers Day card and I thought I would share it with your before posting...
Stamps: Elements of Style (wood: 121504, clear: 120045), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (wood: 119185, clear: 120024). Ink: Midnight Muse (126860), Crumb Cake (126975). Card/Paper: Mightnight Muse (127547), Very Vanilla (106550), Comfort Cafe DSP (126898). Accessories: Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (126869), Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847), Pearls Basic Jewels (117247). Tools: Big Shot (113439), Large Scallop Edgelit (127019), Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (127023), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval Punch (119855), Stamping Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
I really enjoy making Mothers Day cards, you can be over-the-top pretty and feminine with flowers, butterflies, ribbons, lace pearls... Where I come unstuck is what to write inside - I have trouble finding the right words. Do you have trouble with what to write inside your handmade cards? Here's some lovely Mothers Day sayings and quotes to help you out this year...
Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. - Unknown
When I was a kid, you did so much to make sure I had the best life you could possibly give me. And even though I'm all grown up now, I know that no matter where I am, what's going on, or how old I get, I'll still always have your love. I hope you know you'll always have mine, too. - Unknown
You are an inspiration, a great friend and by far the best mum any one can ask for. - Unknown
Now to get the cards in the post!
I have been playing with the very lovely Secret Garden stamp set and matching framelits from the Seasonal Catalogue (page 17)...
Stamps: Secret Garden (wood: 129141, clear: 129144), Blooming with Kindness (wood: 126420, clear: 126422). Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Marina Mist (126962), Old Olive (126953), Early Espresso (126974). Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (126922). Tools: Big Shot (113439), Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
Inspired by the Sunshine & Spinkles DSP (also from the Seasonal Catalogue, page 28), I used Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist and Old Olive to stamp the solid images from the Secret Garden stamp set. I didn't want these stamped images to be prominent, so I stamped them off on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the card base, giving a softer background.
The large outline flower was stamped three times - once on Whisper White card stock and die-cut using the Secret Garden Framelits, once on chevron patterned Daffodil Delight paper from Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP pack, and once on a spotted patterned Old Olive paper from Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP pack. Both images stamped on patterned paper were fussy-cut and adhered to the die-cut image stamped on Whisper White. The paper-pieced flower was then adhered to the card using a Stampin' Dimensional.
I made these cards to give to everyone who placed an order with me during April to say, "thanks!" Did you receive yours?
The Secret Garden stamp set just screams, "cut me out", so I love that you can get a matching set of framelits, which sure takes the effort out of cutting. Did you know you can get the Secret Garden stamp set and framelits as a bundle, at a 15% svaings?
Secret Garden Bundle (wood: 131100) - $89.95
I used the fabulous Sent with Love stamp set to create my son's birthday card...
Stamps: Sent with Love (clear: 131847), Broadsheet Alphabet (wood: 1214980, clear: 120585). Ink: Island Indigo (126986), Pool Party (126982), Cotton White StazOn (106960). Card/Paper: Island Indigo (124390), Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Window Sheets (114323). Tools: Postage Stamp Punch (122344), 1" Square Punch (124094), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Sponge Daubers (102892), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
Using Window Sheets as a card base adds a bit of fun and dimension to a card and, for this card, I had lots of dimension. The card has stamping on the Island Indigo panel behind the Window Sheet, stamping on the Window Sheet in Cotton White StazOn, and punched images popped up on Stampin' Dimesionals.
Punching out the plane in this way was inspired by Natasha Byrne. I love the little plane with the heart-shaped trail from the Sent with Love stamp set - too cute! This stamp set (and matching DSP) is a limited-edition and will be available until 15 June.
Here's a masculine chalkboard card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday...
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness (wood: 126420, clear: 126422), French Foliage (wood: 123557, clear: 121166). Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Real Red (106578), Crumb Cake (121685), Real Red DSP (Brights DSP Stack: 117155). Ink: VersaMark (102283), Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (101731). Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), White Watercolor Pencil (Watercolor Pencils: 101879), Crumb Cake Button (Neutrals Designer Buttons: 119743), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262). Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stamping Sponges (101610), 1-3/8" Square Punch (119877), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
The chalkboard technique is fun to do, and this clean and simple card is perfect for those difficult-to-make boys' cards. My brother-in-law really appreciated this.
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