How many of these do you have? Did you know that if you purchase 6 of them, you get a FREE set of your choice from SU! for $14.95? Plus……if you are on my mailing list, you will find out my special offer in tomorrow’s newsletter!
These sets won’t be available after March 31, so get them now!
Lets make Spool Cards for all our quilting and crafting friends!
Wouldn’t you love to get a card like this?
The Envelope Punch Board makes it easy! Scroll below this video to see each of the cards individually!
Envelope Punch Board: A Spool Card!
On this first card, I used paper from the Etcetera Designer Series Papers to embellish. Notice how those papers fit my crafting theme with the dress pattern on the main piece, the rulers and the little advertisement which were both cut out from those papers. I then added some buttons and Crochet Trim. Around the outside of the spool I used the White Chalk Marker.
Next, I used the Ruffled Trim and wrapped lengths of it around the front of the card. This makes the card a little gift since the recipient can use that trim and make a couple of cards with each color!
And on this third card, I used the Ruffled Scissors to create the ribbon look on the front of the card. I used the white gel pen to create the stitching look around the spool for this card.
I hope you have enjoyed this idea for using the Envelope Punch Board! So…who would you make a spool card for?
Its March! We are ready for spring rains, no more snow! Here is what I’m talking about:
This bright and welcoming sun is made with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, surrounded with rays made with the Banner Blast stamp set and the Banner Punch.
The words, from the See Ya Later stamp set are favorites of mine. When we adopted our youngest at the age of two, she didn’t leave my arms for days and I often sang her the song “Your are my Sunshine”.
Now, I look at my two 2-year old grandsons and I think about how traumatic it must be to have your entire world, and all of the people in it, change in one moment of time at that age! We have been so blessed to have her in our lives, and I think music is one of God’s gifts to create bonds between people of all ages and relationships!
But…back to the card. For the look of rain, I scored the card with the Diagonal Score Board and added the raindrops with Crystal Effects. How’s that for a quick stamping tip? Here’s a video for that…
Just a Minute! Raindrops are Falling on My Cards!
So, let’s bring on the rain with See Ya Later and the Banner Punch!
Have a couple of minutes? Enjoy there two one-minute videos I made for you!
1. Same Tip Two Years Later in Half Time!
Yes, I have a video on my channel from more that 2 years ago showing this exact thing, but now that I’m trying to organize my videos better, I decided to re-do it in just one minute to go with all of my other one minute stamping tips!
I do this with my Die Cuts so its easy to see that I have the right areas covered with my paper. It really helps with dies like the Butterflies if you are only planning to use one of butterflies for your project!
2. Masking Your Card!
Often, we mask something like a flower stamp so that we can stamp the leaves and they will look like they are under the flower. We can also use masking to created a different look on a one layer card. Thats what I did here using the Petal Parade stamp set (one of the FREE Sale-a-bration choices).
Just think of all the stamp sets that would look great with this technique. Changing the size and/or direction of the mask will change it up too! Have fun with this Just a Minute Technique!
So, you’ve made up the 20 beautiful cards in the Everyday Occasions Card Kit and what do you have left?
Six beautiful word stamps that you can continue to use over and over again! Yesterday, I quickly made up six more cards using those stamps.
(Let me interrupt for a moment to ask you a question: Do you live in Minnesota? If you do, be sure to read all the way to the end of this post for a message from Tim!)
Just think about all the occasions these word stamps can be used for!
The first card used the “love” stamp and this one uses the “thinking of you” stamp.
Next we have “happy birthday” and then “thank you”, followed by “congratulations”. The last stamp in this set is the “…..a perfect stamp to put on the back of your cards!
So…why did I ask if you live in Minnesota? Because my husband Tim is catering a stamping event at our home in Richfield, MN on Friday, March 7 and he would love to have you come!
All you need to do to be invited is to pre-order any one of the Stampin’ Up! kits through me. All of us stampers, including me, will be working on our kits, chatting and laughing, while Tim serves us lunch and drinks throughout the day.
Lunch will be served at 1 pm and again at 6 pm. Come anytime from noon on and stay as long as you want!
Invite a friend too! She just needs to pre-order a kit as well.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 612-929-1277 for more information. Tim and I would both love to have you over!
I am offering this to show how easy it is to come up with your own ideas for the stamps included in those kits after you have made up all the cards Stampin’ Up! provided. You will have the stamps and ink forever and can continue to make beautiful cards forever!
Just add card stock to your box and you will continue to have a Card Kit at the ready!
All of the stamps used in my Five Card Kit are from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit and, since they are all words, you can easily substitute other stamps on these cards if you don’t own that kit.
Be sure to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions. I would love to see you in the club!