Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fun Cards

Hello.  The cards I made below were inspired by another Stampin' Up demonstrator who posted directions on how to make the ice cream bars using our punches.  I made one card and had so much fun making it that I made another card.  Thank you to Dee Slater for making the video showing how to make these cute ice cream bars.

Another Stampin' Up demonstrator, Shelly Johnson, posted directions to make the cute pinwheels I used on the card below.  I only made one of these cards -- so far.  I have a feeling I'll be making another one of these cards.

So, I had fun using my punches this weekend.  Since we got five inches of snow (or so), it was a good time to stay inside and make cards.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cards and Gifts

I love making two birthday cards using the same layout but different colors.  I got the idea for this card from Sandra Farrell, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Vancouver, BC.

But wait, there's more...
I work at KITH, a non-profit organization that provides low-cost housing to help people get back on their feet.  One of my coworkers asked me to do some Post-It notepad covers using our colors (blue and white with some black).  I chose the roof stamp over the word "Some" because our logo actually has a similar roof over our name.  The roof I used is from the stamp set Easy Events (but it was not easy to only stamp the roof and not anything else on the stamp) .  The saying is from my favorite stamp set called Just Believe.  Anyway, these will be thank-you gifts for the board members.

Close-up of the Post-It note holder

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tea Shoppe Card

The Tea Shoppe card pictured below is one I made today.  Once again, it looks a whole lot better in person than in this photo.  Maybe it's because I'm photographing them flat?  I'm laying them down on the table instead of standing them up.  Or, maybe I'm just a bad photographer.
Below is the inside of the card showing both the left and right sides.
I used the In Color cardstock (Pool Party and Island Indigo) and stamp pad colors (Island Indigo) as well as the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper. I also used Very Vanilla paper and the Old Olive stamp pad.

My First Party

I had my first party (workshop?) on February 13.  One friend who came ordered the Just Believe stamp set -- one of my favorite stamp sets.  She already had red and black stamp pads, so she ordered a couple green stamp pads.  I decided to do a card with that stamp set using the red and black.  I love how it turned out.  It's an Easter card -- not your typical colors, though.

I made several more cards using the Just Believe stamp set, but I chose only two for my website.

Wild Wasabi stamp pad ink and card stock
Old Olive stamp pad and card stock

The cards look way better in person.  Why do the cards lose something when they are photographed?

Anyway, I had a nice party/workshop and thank everyone who came.  I have a party booked for early March.  It'll be my first time flying solo since Pennie (my wonderful upline) helped me plan and do my first party.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Towelette Holder Cards

These towelette holder cards are fun to make and are just so cute.  For the two cards pictured below, I used the Just Believe stamp set.  I love the saying.  The background paper is from a set I bought when the clearance sale was happening, so it's not available anymore. 

This is the inside of the card.
I left a blank space on the left side 
for a little note.
The towelette tucks into the pocket 
on the right side of the card.

Here are two more towelette cards and pictures of the insides of the cards.  I used Easy Events for the three flowers on the first card.   I used Posy Punch, which is a hostess stamp set on the second card.  
Insides of the cards

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Few More Things

My friend, Bet, sent me a lavender Herban Essentials towelette so I could make a little card for it.  I hadn't seen these towelettes before, but now I'm going to buy a box of them.  BTW, they got great reviews on Amazon.  I have a feeling most of my friends will be getting one of these in a card like the ones I made below.  Thanks, Bet!
 Front (above) and inside (below)

Now, trust me.  These are even cuter in person, and the towelette is WONDERFUL!  I left some blank space on the left side to write a note or sign my name.

***One more thing***
I have a friend who LOVES Hershey chocolate.  People know she loves chocolate and often give her more expensive brands, but Hershey is her favorite.  So, for Valentine's Day I got her a big bar of Hershey chocolate. and made a cover for it. 

The candy slides out the top of the card.

I just got the  Stampin' Up! paper cutter.  Holy cow, it's amazing!  I love it.  If you're in the market for a nice, lightweight paper cutter, this is the one to get.  Trust me :-)