The Many Merry Stars stamp set just arrived!
I’m having a good time playing with it!
I have made two versions of the same basic card!
Both cards use the Stars Collection Framelits and are done in Soft Sky and Island Indigo colors.
First, the card with a window sheet.
On this card, I replaced the window sheet with card stock vellum.
Notice the much softer look this creates.
I also added sequins and stars.
Because I layered the Soft Sky on the Island Indigo, I could put the window sheet or the vellum in between the two layers, so when you open the card, the backside of the star looks pretty too! The video will show all the steps.
Introducing the first of a series of 12 Handmade Holiday Cards:
Many Merry Stars: Christmas Card #1
Did you know the Big Shot could do this???
Linda MacArthur sent me a package of these cutouts she had made using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.
I fell in love with them right away!
I have always loved birch trees and the pretty white bark – against all the greens of summer, the oranges and reds of autumn, and the pretty blue skies of winter. (Have you ever seen huge, wet snowflakes falling on a birch tree?)
(By the way, if you struggle with ideas for man cards, this card will fit any occasion!)
I wanted to make the leave itself the focal point of my card so I kept the rest of it quite simple, with the strip of burlap and a metal button as the embellishments.
Tips for using Burlap with a Metal Button
Did you notice that the button is tied with a burlap string? After cutting along the two sides of the burlap so I could get the frayed look, I just took one of those burlap strands to put through the button hole.
Just a Minute: Using Birch Bark Leaves on Your Handmade Card!
So ….. what have you done with your Big Shot lately???
More awesome items on sale for one week only!
What a fun day we had this past Saturday!
Thirty-five of us gathered to make cards,
and raise money
for Breast Cancer Research.
Cards for a Cause: Breast Cancer Research!
It doesn’t get any better than that!
Each person paid $25 and all proceeds after paying rent for the space was donated.
….and the total raised was $821!
And consider this!
We aren’t done yet.
Any orders that come in through my online store or by email through tonight – 20% of the order will be added to this total!!!!!
(Plus …. remember …. you can also participate through the mail – for $25 you will receive all 8 cards by snail mail – and all but shipping will go into the donation!)
Handmade Cards Made at Cards for a Cause!
Enjoy this sampling of the cards we made…
(“Just because” card by Sue Lehrer)
Thanks to all of you who have participated and made this event possible!
Need a thank you card in a hurry? Choose Happiness!
I love this sweet card with the saying “When I need a friend, you’re there.” Both the bird and the words are from the Choose Happiness stamp set.
Use the ready to go Cards & Envelopes, add a touch of Washi Tape and you are finished. (We will be making this card on Saturday at the Cards for a Cause event.)
The video below will show me making it in 30 seconds! While you are at it, you might as well make a few of these to have on hand! (Or package a few of them and give as a gift!)
Just a Minute: Choose Happiness makes a 30 Second Card!
I found it easier to stamp the bird first and then lay the Washi Tape right under it. Of course, the envelope had a bird stamped on it too, but I forgot to add that to the photo.
What other stamp sets do you think you could use for a 30 second card? Are you up for the challenge?
Its right around the corner! If you can’t attend in person, you can still participate online!
This thank you card using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is one of the cards we will be making!
There are eight cards total. I will be posting another of them in my newsletter later today and another one on my Facebook page so if you follow me on those platforms, you will be seeing about half of the cards!
All of them are quick and easy cards perfect for the new stamper (since its a fundraiser and we hope to attract people who have never stamped before, but who would like to support breast cancer research).
They will appeal to the avid stampers too, since we all have a need for some quick, fun cards!
So a reminder – $25 (all proceeds goes to Breast Cancer Research) to make 8 totally different cards! If participating online, you will get the eight cards completed along with PDFs with instructions.
Oak Grove Lutheran Church in Richfield, MN this Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 – 1pm (it will take you about an hour to complete the cards so come any time during those hours)
Let’s party and contribute to a good cause at the same time!
Anna and her Card Kits featured on TV and Newspaper!
Read the newspaper article by clicking here.
It is so much fun to see Anna get recognized for the work she does!
To ready more about Anna, click on “Anna’s Card Kits” in the menu bar at the top of this page.
Her card kits are available through her Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaCardKits
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions about Anna’s Card Kits.
*** If you live in Minnesota … Anna is having an Open House to meet people and demonstrate her card making. Attendees get to make one of her cards for FREE! This event will be held at Park Yogurt in St Louis Park at 7 pm. We would love to have you come.
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I just love the Weekly Deals this week! Apothecary Accents is one of my most used framelits. The mosaic punch and the Geometrical stamp sets are more favorites of mine …. and with Halloween right around the corner, the Monster Munchies Ensemble (digital download) are here to help you make some fabulous treats. And, oh yes, the Epic Day Journal is great too!
Its the last day of the big sale – this set So Very Happy is 20% off! Check out all the deals here!
Who’s peeking out to say “happy birthday”, “get well soon”, or anything else?
Its the cute little owl from So Very Happy!
Wouldn’t any child love to get a card like this? Its easy to make too.
Watch the Just a Minute video below to see how hard I work at lining up those punched out circles!
But first, here is another card using the same set with totally different look. Don’t you love how versatile the Stampin’ Up! stamp sets are?
I love the striped paper with the envelope liners.
Just a Minute Stamping Tips: Here’s Looking at You!
Remember….this is the last day of the sale with all of the ink pads, and color family paper packs, as well as other items on sale!!!! Check them all out and order right here! I will send you some goodies when you do. Thanks!
Would you believe that Playful Pennants is mostly a sports stamp set?
Its perfect if you have some sports enthusiasts in your life – or kids that play sports – but it is certainly not limited to sports!
Check out these window curtains!
Yes, they are made with the Playful Pennants and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch. The window is made with a window sheet so it really looks like a window.
Playful Pennants is also 20% OFF through October 8!
You look through that to see a snowy evening made with the Santa & Co Designer Series Paper.
The window frames are made with the Squares Collection Framelits and I added words from Four You.
There are several steps to making this card, but watch the video and you will see the basics in a minute!
Just a Minute: How to Make a Window Card!
Be sure to get it now before the 20% runs out! (along with all of the goodies on sale - see them here.)
Place an order through my online store and you will receive a fun surprise in the mail!
Just use hostess code DNTA7FEA
My online store is http://karentitus.stampinup.net Let me know if you have any questions and thank you!