New Year, new craft choice

Paper Pumpkin is a great way to try a new craft. Each month you will receive a little red box with everything you need to create cards or a unique project along with complete instructions. It’s always a surprise which you will open with anticipation just like a Christmas present. My mother is in her 80’s and has put this kit together numerous times.

If you want to try it just for a few months, then a prepaid subscription might be your best choice.   This allows you to pay for 3, 6 or 12 months. You can also purchase a kit as a gift for someone.   Any prepaid subscriptions also earns you free sale-a-bration rewards such as a free stamp set to build up crafting supply.

Just click on https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642 to sign up or contact me if you have any questions.

Simple is best

We don’t take enough time out of our busy days to make people feel appreciated for assisting us with our workload. Whether it be personal or work related, a quick thanks, as we rush off, isn’t always enough. Sending or presenting someone with a card, even days later, just reinforces the fact that you appreciate what they have done for you.

A simple card without all the fuss works best. I made these cards by scoring some detailed lines for texture and effect. I then added some washi tape as a pattern and finally stamped a simple sentiment. Thank You, Congratulation or From the Heart. The insides were left blank so you can put your own spin on the message.

If you want to know more about how you can create or order a simple card, please contact me. I can show you how to make cards by hosting card making classes or I can create a set of simple cards for you to have on hand for your customers or your co-workers.

Celebrating a new house

When someone buys a new house, they are excited. I created these cute cards so that they could be presented in order to share in the celebrations.

The card front was embossed with a wood texture to represent the outside of the house and like any new house, we want to put our own stamp on it, so I added the paint colour using card stock and mini roller as a fun way to show that. I think they look adorable

If you would like to learn how to make unique cards or 3D Papercraft items, I offer monthly card making classes in my home. If you would like to host a class with your friends in your home, that can be done as well. As a hostess, you could earn valuable rewards to allow you to build up a crafting supply of your own and during Sale-a-bration each order of $60.00 or more earns you a selection of freebies.

When it’s time to retire

When someone retires, it’s also a time for everyone who works with them, to sign a card and wish them well. I was asked to create a unique retirement card and decided to create the card below. It is called a Dutch fold card. I used Very Vanilla card stock as the base and some very simple Designer Series paper (DSP). I matted each piece with Sahara Sand card stock, then decorated the front with a flower and butterflies.

If you have an interest in learning various card making techniques, please contact me for a schedule of upcoming classes. No experience required.

Front of the card
Inside Sentiment was created using the “Make a Difference” stamp set
Here is a picture of the card standing up on it’s own.

Baby it’s cold outside

Well I am hibernating from the cold here so for the past few days I decided to make some cards for an upcoming craft show. What better excuse right? Anyways, these are a few cards that I made of various designs using up some DSP and Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.

Friendship Card

Birthday Cards

Thank you cards

Cards can be fun to make

  • Sending Positive thoughts is a nice way to make some who is struggling smile. Of course the cute little frogs might help too
  • Cute little birthday card to bring a smile to someone’s face

Cards can be a fun way to send a message to make someone smile. These two cards are simple and fun to make. For more information on how you can also make these cute cards, please contact me

Want to earn Free rewards?

BE A SALE‑A‑BRATION HOST

FIND OUT WHY YOU SHOULD HOST DURING SALE‑A‑BRATION

When you host a qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration with at least $300 in sales, you earn $30 more in Stampin’ Rewards. There’s no better time to be a host than now!

STEP 1: CONTACT A DEMONSTRATOR, That’s me

STEP 2: SET A DATE AND MAKE A PLAN

Want a party at your place where you and your friends each make a card? Or maybe you’d rather put together a fun kit. I can walk you through the options and then create your party plan!

STEP 3: INVITE YOUR FRIENDS

Use postcards, social media, email, calls, or texts—invite your friends and tell them to get ready for a great time. I can help you figure out how to get the word out and what to say.

STEP 4: IT’S PARTY TIME! ENJOY YOURSELF

Enjoy being with your friends and unwinding as you get creative and see your finished craft project. You and your friends will also get the chance to buy your favorite Stampin’ Up! products to keep the party going!

STEP 5: GET SPOILED AND ENJOY YOUR REWARDS

As a host you can earn free products, get discounts, and order exclusive products (only available for our hosts) with our Stampin’ Rewards program. For example, if your party sales are $200, you’ll have $20 to spend on whatever you’d like! It’s our way of saying thank you!

STEP 6: KEEP CRAFTING

Plan another time to host a party for more fun with friends and free products. Or if you want to enjoy even more benefits, purchase a Starter Kit to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator—you can even use your Stampin’ Rewards to help purchase your kit