One of the fun things about On Stage is some of the demonstrators get to go to a special dinner one night. You have to be at a certain level with sales and recruits in order to go. So far, I haven’t made it to that event but maybe someday I hope I will. In any case, I am telling you this story because about a month ago I received an email from Stampin” Up! telling me I was eligible this year. Too bad it was a mistake! Of course, I knew it was a mistake as soon as I read it but apparently some people didn’t realize it and thought they had been promoted. Well, Bonnie Thurber Farley is an employee of Stampin’ Up! (she is my favorite and is absolutely hysterical!!) and sent an email apologizing for the screw up but said she would swap a card with everyone who got the email by mistake. I am not sure how many people that is but I thought it was a fun idea. So, this is my swap with Bonnie. I only made one, but I made it for her.
Here is a picture of Bonnie, Buffy and me at the 2015 Leadership Convention. She is such a sweetheart! I hope we can take a new one this year!
CASEing means to Copy and Share Everything and Stampin’ Up! encourages people to do this. This is why stampers blog because the point of blogging your cards is to share your creations. I often see a card I like and want to recreate it using my supplies, colors, etc. By the time I am done, it looks like a totally different card. It is good to get ideas from other stampers, especially when I am having a bad mojo day and everything I make ends up in the garbage (yes, this happens quite often). If you do copy a card exactly, proper etiquette is you should give credit to that person (if you know who it is). If you don’t know, then it is ok to say, you saw this card somewhere online.
I saw a card on Pinterest using Rectangles to frame a sentiment and thought it was a fun idea. I don’t have rectangle Framelits but thought I could use the Circles or Ovals Collections Framelits I own. Then I decided not to put the sentiment in the middle but instead a flower. The shape of this flower from You’ve Got This stamp set is long so I used the Ovals. I ended up cutting the flower out but I don’t really think this was necessary. I could have just stamped it on the Whisper White cardstock.
In any case, feel free to CASE me anytime. I think it is a compliment!
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To make this card, I stamped the chick image using our Basic Black ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock. I stamped the balloon onto Pacific Point cardstock. Then I cut out the images (yes, I really did it myself). Both images were easy to cut out because they aren’t too detailed.
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This new stamp set is in the 2016 Occasions Catalog. It is called Number of Years and has 29 different Photopolymer stamp sets with it. It also has a matching set of Framelits called Large Numbers and you can save 15% by buying the bundle. The great thing about this set is it can be used in so many different ways for so many different occasions. You can use it for birthdays (age), graduations (year), anniversaries (years) and New Years (year). The numbers are quite large. They measure 2 1/8 inches high. Not only do you get the numbers, but you get a bunch of words, flowers and all the necessary ordinals (nd, th, st,rd) that go alone with the numbers. Thank goodness for Google because I didn’t know what to call an ordinal without looking it up first! I know it is a set I will use over and over.
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This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting. It uses a few different stamp sets. The flowers and the vase are from Pictogram Punches and the little flowers and leaves are from Perpetual Calendar. Try saying Pictogram Punches and Perpetual Calendar three times fast! I love the Perpetual Calendar stamp set. Even if you didn’t buy the kit, the stamp set is a lot of fun. It has a bunch of little shapes included in it which are perfect for backgrounds. There are stars, hearts, starbursts, polka dots, butterflies, leaves and many others. I love it to just add a little accent to cards.
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I made this card for a friend of mine who lives in Florida. She used to live up here in the frozen North but she is smarter than me and moved to warmer weather. Of course, I laugh at her during the summer when it is beautiful up here and sweltering hot in Florida. I guess there is no perfect place to live (except Hawaii maybe). I was going to send her a card with snow and cold things on it but then I would have to listen to her tell me how wonderful the weather is down there! Good thing we are good friends and can kid each other!
I cut the oval out using the Ovals Collection Framelits to give the card a “framed” look. I thought it made it look kind tropical!
Here is another Christmas card that was really easy to make. It uses the All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape that is in the Holiday Catalog. I love Washi Tape because it adds so much color and is so easy to apply.
The other thing about this Christmas card is there is no stamping! I didn’t even do that on purpose. The “joy” and the stars were cut out of Brushed Silver Cardstock. I used the Wonderful Wreath Framelits for Joy and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack for the stars. The oval behind Joy was cut out using the Ovals Collection Framelits.
Here is another birthday for one of my August birthday buddies. If you read my blog a lot you will know that August is a crazy birthday month for me. For this card I used the Designer Series Paper called Gold Soiree. It is a little different then most of the Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! It is glossy and has a lot of gold in it. I thought a few sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim would look great on it. Then I had to add a star because, as you know, my cards are either full of flowers or stars a lot. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Fabulous Four.
I needed a young boy card so I thought the stamp set Pictogram Punches would be perfect for this. The young man I made this for is an athlete so I thought he would like this set. Of course, young boys don’t really care about cards too much but they do like what can be inside one. I didn’t disappoint him.
One of the nice things about the stamp set called Pictogram Punches is that most of the stamps do match a punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. This set has three punches ~ a star, a heart and a flower. Of course, I used the star for this card. The background of this card was made using a new Embossing Folder called Zig Zag and the ovals were cut out using the Ovals Collection Framelits.