Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bundle Cards

These are 2 of the 6 cards we will be making to for the "Bundle of Cards" party for the Polka Dots & Paisley Bundle special that Stampin' Up! is having in the month of March. Everyone who attends will make these plus 4 other cards using their stamp set. I will provide the background paper and everything else you need to complete your 6 cards -- you will not have to use the background paper that comes in your bundle! The second card was inspired by a card on Splitcoaststampers (sorry, I don't remember who!), I just changed a few things but I kept the color scheme because I loved the color combination!

Stay tuned for more cards for the class to be posted in the next few days! :)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

New Card from an Existing Sample

One of the tasks assigned to me last week in my new stamping endeavors was to copy a card from the Stampin' Up! IB&C (Idea Book & Catalog) exactly, and then to duplicate it using a different stamp set and different colors.

I copied this Living Large card from page 86 of the IB&C. It uses Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Brocade Blue & Confetti White cardstock, along with Celery grosgrain ribbon, silver brads and watercolor crayons with a watercolor brush. Also, Fontastic background stamp was used on the Cameo Coral layer.
Then I used the sample layout but substituted the stamp set "Because of You" on page 139 of the IB&C. I used Gable Green, Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Lovely Lilac and Confetti White cardstock, along with Rose grosgrain ribbon, silver brads and a blender pen and inks to match the cardstock. I also used Aida Cloth on the Apricot Appeal layer.
So in case you are stumped trying to come up with a card, open up that IB&C, then take an idea and make it your own using the stamps and cardstocks you have available!
Happy Stamping!

March Stampin' Up! Special

We all like a great sale, or a super bargain, and this month's special from Stampin' Up! is both! You simply purchase 3 items from the Spring Mini Catalog in a "bundle:" 'Polka Dots & Paisley' stamp set + Petals & Paisleys designer paper + 'Petals' the jumbo wheel for $34.95; then you can purchase any other single item in the Spring Mini Catalog for HALF PRICE!! Pretty good deal, right? I had some new customers take advantage of this special last week, and they purchased one of the Simply Sent kits that are in the Spring Mini. It was an excellent deal for them! The Simply Sent kits each contain a stamp set that is die-cut -- all you do is pop them out and put them onto the wood block, then put the sticker on, and you're ready to stamp! -- along with cardstock pre-cut for 12 cards, and all the accessories you need to make your cards. Easy breezy! It's a super deal for new stampers, no measuring, no designing, no cutting cardstock, just the fun part of stamping and accessorizing. Of course, there are a ton of other stamps and accessories to choose from in the Spring Mini, so don't miss this opportunity! Please call or email me today to order, or to request a Spring Mini should you not have one. You can also go to the website to look at the mini catalog, but we all like a catalog in our hot little hands, I know, so feel free to request one from me.

Have a great evening!