Sometimes I forget that I have customers who like soft colors. I usually use a lot of the Bright Colors or I use a mixture of Bright and Subtle colors. I rarely use just Subtles. That is a good thing though. It would be awful if everyone liked everything the same. How boring the world would be. Anyway, I made this card for those of you that like the soft look. I thought it actually came out ok (although a nice pop of Calypso Coral might look good too(if not better! Haha!)).
I used the stamp set called Grateful Bunch to make this card. This stamp set has a matching punch (yeah for punches!) called Blossom Punch. The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes.
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Thank goodness for Fridays because it is our Stamp Off Day. Ok, I have a confession. I am actually only scheduled to go to work one day a week. I go to the office on Tuesdays. That means that Monday is my Sunday. Tuesday is my Monday and Friday and the rest of the week is Saturday! Not a bad life if I do say so myself.
In any case, this week our Stamp Off challenge is a color challenge. I may have picked these colors but I usually get wrong who actually set each challenge so someone else may have chosen them. We picked these challenges a long time ago so I forget sometimes. Here are the colors:
Here is my card:
I used the stamp set called Grateful Bunch. This set has a matching punch called Blossom Bunch Punch. This set is kind of vintage, which we all know I can not do, but it can also be used other ways.
Let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using these colors. I am sure what ever they made, you will love!
I did a small mini class a few weeks ago with a brand new stamper. She was thinking about coming to our club meeting but had never stamped before so I wanted to give her a little lesson prior to coming to the meeting. This is one of the cards I had her make. It is simple, yet it is a nice card to share. Sometimes I forget that new stampers don’t need a lot of fancy techniques to get hooked. A little stamping with a punch is the perfect to convert someone to a stamper.
I used the stamp set called Grateful Bunch for this card. It has a matching punch for the flowers called Blossom Bunch. It was great to show her how you stamp and then punch to make the little flowers. She ended up coming to our club meeting and becoming a member. Perfect!
It is that time of the week for another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me! This time Jackie gave us a Take It Or Leave It Challenge.
I decided to us three out of four of the items on the list. I used the Layering Ovals Framelits, my sentiment is “Thinking of You” and I used the Sweet Sugarplum which is one of the 2016/2017 In Colors. The only thing I did not do was emboss so I left it!
I was trying to figure out how to add a pop of color onto this card but everything I tried was also left on the table so I decided to add a little flower in the corner with a White Perfect Accent in the middle. The stamp set I used is a hostess set called Time Of Year.
Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffymade for their Take It Or Leave it Challenge!
This is a stamp set that is in the 2016 Occasions Catalog called Grateful Bunch. It has a matching punch called Blossom Bunch Punch and you can save 15% by buying both in a Bundle. It is one of those sets that is in the catalog but doesn’t get a lot of attention. I don’t know why. Well, I must admit it didn’t catch my eye right away either, but the more I looked at it, the more interesting it became. Now I really like it, and if you read my blog you will know that I use it a lot.
The lattice behind the flowers is from the stamp set called Summer Silhouettes. It is in the Annual Catalog. The sentiment is actually from a kit called Watercolor Wishes. Kits are great because after you put together all the cards, you still have stamps and ink to use on future projects. I love this stamp set and plan on using it a lot.
When I need a little inspiration for card, I look for either a color challenge or a sketch challenge. This time I came across a color challenge from the Fab Friday website that I really liked so I decided to make a card using these gorgeous colors.
I used a couple of different stamp sets to make this card. Both of them are in the 2016 Occasions Catalog. The tea cup is from A Nice Cuppa. It has a matching set of Framelits called Cups & Kettle and you can save 15% by buying both. The rest of the images are from a Grateful Bunch. This set has a matching punch called Blossom Bunch and again, you can save 15% by purchasing them in a bundle. I cut the sentiment out using a banner from the Circle Card Thinlits set. That is one of the great things about thinlit sets. They always include some extras that you can use in different ways.
Here is a quick and simple card that you can make when you don’t have a lot of time. I think the longest part for me was to decide what colors to use! I used Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. I used a new stamp set from the 2016 Occasion Catalog called Grateful Bunch. It has a matching punch called Blossom Bunch Punch. You can save 15% by buying them in a bundle.
After making it, I realized I could have used Melon Mambo since we have Enamel Dots in that color but the Mint Macaron looks good too! I love the sentiment that I used for this card. Who wouldn’t like a card telling someone they are awesome?! My New Year’s resolution is to send more cards out to people. Well, it really isn’t a New Year’s resolution. It is more like a Mid February resolution.
When was the last time you sent out a card to someone?
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This is another card we made at our February Stamp Club meeting. It uses one of the 2016 Sale-a-bration stamps sets that you can get for FREE with a $50 order. You have to hurry if you want this set because it is retiring March 15th and you will not be able to get it after that.
This card also uses a new stamp set that is in the 2016 Occasions Catalog called Grateful Bunch. This set has a matching punch called Blossom Bunch Punch and you can buy them both in a bundle and save 15%. I have to admit, this stamp set did not catch my eye at first. Then I started seeing samples on Pinterest and I knew I had to have it. I love the dotted leaves and the flowers.