I am so excited to share two cards with you today from a workshop I held yesterday. I had so much fun meeting with some friends and formally introducing them to Stampin’ Up (they have seen things I’ve made but most haven’t stamped with me). Of course, they fell in love! Since I know it is easy to get caught up in really hard techniques and layers, I wanted to show them that cards can take as much time as you have to give them. Some are fun, quick and done. On others, it is about the luxury of time spent creating them. The best part….ALL of them are great because they are hand made with love!
The card we actually made is this first one. It uses the Oh, Hello set from the Spring Catalog (which I am really happy to say made the new main catalog too). We stamped the oval in Daffodil Delight onto a Note Card and then added the flower in Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment is from the retiring Made for You set and we added on a Rich Razzleberry button. The button is actually from the Sale-a-bration offerings but with the new buttons coming in the upcoming catalog, I’m using up some supplies. I need to make sure I mention that stamp set again. Made for You….retiring…awesome set….get it!!!! Three little sentiments that have a perfect font with perfect phrases. Did I mention that you should get it??!! Ok, on to the second card.
We did not make this card yesterday but I wanted to show them that with a little extra time and a few more supplies, you can make the same card with a little more wow! This time I cut out the oval with the Oval Framelits and my Big Shot then attached a doily behind it. I stamped the flower, cut it out and attached it so it rests over the edge of the oval. Finally I added a sentiment banner with a phrase from Teeny Tiny Wishes and a button from the Brights Designer Buttons (also retiring and on sale!).
I love them both and I think they show the flexibility that we stampers have based on time. It also shows a new stamper that they don’t have to have everything and the kitchen sink to make cute and fun cards. I had such fun with these that I may make another set just for me (my hostess received these as part of her thank you from me).
As you can see, I am getting back into the routine of stamping that isn’t about the Artisan contest. My package officially arrived at the home office yesterday and I suspect it will be at least mid-June before there is any news. I have a fun new card to show you tomorrow and I will be the sketch hostess for Freshly Made Sketches this week. I also get to meet with my Hostess Club tomorrow and I hope to have more to share from that later in the week. Until then, thanks for stopping in! I look forward to hearing what you think of my “step up” cards! See you soon!
Stamps: Oh Hello, Made for You, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Note Cards & Envelopes, Whisper White; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Brights Designer Buttons, Sycamore Street Button, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Tea Lace Doily, Dimensionals, Glue Dots