Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Birthday Cards

I realized last night that I have a serious lack of masculine birthday cards! So, I will be posting a couple of those tonight, for those of you who are wanting to have some "guy" cards handy. After all, they have birthdays, too!! What was I thinking??!

Have a great day!

p.s. You can post comments to each blog posting if you want to. Comment on the cards, or just comment on stamping in general, or ask a question! Thanks!

Birthday Card Bash!

Ta-Da! I promised to share my new blogspot with you on Tuesday evening, and here it is! Although, it is slightly past the evening... it is actually more like early Wednesday morning. I started this blogspot so that I could share what's going on in the Stampin' Up! world with you, my friends. This will be a fun way to post the latest Stampin' Up! specials, and samples using the newest Stampin' Up! stamp sets and accessories.

If you have not been visiting blogs, you may not know how to work them. The main thing is to notice at the top of your browser (if you're using IE 7.0) an orange square with white curving lines -- that is a "feed" button. If you click on it, it will change the blog page and there will be a link to click if you want to subscribe. The web site will be saved in your Favorites under "Feeds", a sub-directory in your Favorites. Thereafter, when you click on Favorites, then Feeds, the title of my blog (and any others you subscribe to) will be bolded if anything new has been added to that blog. I hope you'll subscribe to my blog! You can also look for a link on my page (and a lot of other blogs) that says "Subscribe to this Blog." You can click on that and add your email address, and you will be notified every time my blog is updated. Once on the blog page, to see the latest additions, just make sure you click on the blog name.

This first time, I am sharing the birthday cards that we will be stamping this Saturday at my Birthday Card Bash. I realized that I really needed birthday cards, and I thought what better way to get to make myself some cards than having a major card-making session! So I'm inviting all my friends!

As I mentioned in my email this past weekend, I am posting the cards we will be making, and you can choose which cards you would like to make, and how many of each. You can make 2 or you can make 20, it's up to you! The cards cost $1.25 each to make, but there are ways to get to make some cards for FREE!

  • Bring a friend, or two, or three... (you get the idea! ). You and your friend(s) can make 2 free cards each if your friend has never been to one of my classes or a workshop that I demonstrated!

  • Purchase from the Stampin' Up! catalog and/or Spring Mini Catalog at least $35, and you can make 5 cards for free!

  • Finally, if you book a workshop to be held in the next 6 weeks, you can make 10 cards for free!! That's a pretty good deal, I think.

Card 1: I love this card! For this one, I used the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set that Shelli Gardner, founder and COO of Stampin' Up!, sent to all demonstrators free as a Christmas gift. She treats us demonstrators so great! I got the idea for this card from another demonstrator, just changed it up a bit to meet my needs, but I kept the color combination -- it's one of my favorite combinations! I used Whisper White, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss and Apricot Appeal.

Card 2: This uses the Doodle That set from the Spring Mini catalog, using Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Vintage Violet colors.

Card 3: This card also uses the Doodle This set. I used Sage Shadow, So Saffron and Pixie Pink cardstock, as well as watercolor paper. I guess it's obvious that I like the square cards -- they're just so nice and big, they give me plenty of canvas to be creative!

Card 4: For this card, I used the Big Blooms and Polka Dots & Petals stamp sets from the Spring Mini. I made the card in the size of a business envelope, 9-1/4" x 4", with Cool Caribbean cardstock (my current favorite color!), So Saffron, Regal Rose and Whisper White cardstock. You'll get to learn how to make a scalloped border out of a slit punch when you make this card!

Card 5: I used the stamp set Doodle This from the Stampin' Up! Spring Mini catalog. I got this set free when I went to the SU! Leadership Conference in Houston back in January. I used Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy and Vellum cardstock. Did you notice the greeting seems to be missing? I am waiting for an order with more word stamps, so don't worry, your card will have words!

That's all for tonight, ladies (I mean this morning!). I'm going to get some sleep now! Please email me with your choice of cards, along with how many of each. You can click on "Contact Me" on the right side of my blog, or you have my email address in the invitation.

Thanks for reading all the way to the end! I hope to see many of you this Saturday for our Mystery Hostess workshop!