Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easy-to-Make Cards

I'm having a group over in May to do some stamping.  I made the two cards below as possible cards that we'll make.  Simple and pretty.  I used my Big Shot to embellish the polka dots on the purple card.
The second card is another simple, clean-looking card.
Both cards were made using the Easy Events stamp set.  I'm glad it's not retiring and will be in the next catalog (coming out June 1).


Friday, April 13, 2012

Just-for-Fun Cards

My second stamp camp is coming up on Monday and Tuesday, so below is one of the cards we'll be doing.  It's a pinwheel card and is fun to make.  I made several sample pinwheels to show folks.  I even put a button in the center of one pinwheel.

Yesterday I went to Pennie's house.  Pennie is my "upline" (the demonstrator who recruited me). She showed me a few different techniques and made the cards below.  It was a fun afternoon.  Thanks, Pennie.
Pennie showed me how to use the Stampin' Up brayer to make this green card.  It is a new technique for me to try.


The card above was fairly simple to make and used the Summer Smooches stamp set.  Pennie then used iridescent ice embossing powder over the stamped design.  It sparkles!  To visit Pennie's blog and see more of her designs, go to http://penniemccallum.typepad.com/stamping_with_pennie/ .


The last card I'm posting from my afternoon with Pennie is the one pictured above.  It's a great way to use a busy patterned paper.  I love how it turned out and wish it was the one I had in the blog hop.  If you haven't checked out the blog hop, go to my Blog Hop tab and be sure to visit the blogs and enter to win a prize.

That's all I have for you today.  Hope you enjoyed my show and tell.

Tina

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Attic Windows Revisited

Hi.  I was so excited yesterday when my Big Shot was delivered by the UPS man only to realize the rest of my order (including an embossing folder for the Big Shot) wasn't with it.  So, I have a brand new Big Shot and can't use it yet.  The rest of my order will arrive tomorrow, so in the meantime I decided to try my hand once again at making a card using the attic windows quilt pattern.


I used brads from the Sale-a-bration catalog, so they are no longer available.
Cardstock used:  River Rock, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper:  Paisley Petals
Stamp set:  Just Believe

I sponged the background so it looks like a late afternoon sun out the windows.

For those of you who don't know what a Big Shot machine is, it will cut perfect shapes from many different materials (including fabric) and it also will emboss paper quickly and easily.

Well, that's all I have for you today.  Happy spring.