Today being World Card Making Day, I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in our Stampin’ Up! Art With Heart Team and our focus is GIVING.
There is nothing better than checking the mailbox and there is some happy mail from the postie!!! I hesitate and almost cringe wondering what bills are going to face me from the mailbox, but to find some happy mail instead is an absolute bonus, and better still, when it has been handmade by someone who is thinking about you, makes it even more special!
So, let’s share some happy mail cards that I am going to send out to some wonderful people this week ~ get ready to stalk that postie in case you are the lucky recipient!!!!
I also just want to add that I have a great time sharing what I love, and Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart is To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…. in this we make a difference! I just love that and I think it sends a message to all of us who love to be creative.
Now let’s get started and see what you can make with some of Stampin’ Up!s amazing products from the Holiday and Annual catalogues.
The envelopes are stamped in Crumb Cake ink with I Love Lace down the left hand side.
Now for the card:
I started with Island Indigo card stock, layered with a strip of Rich Razzleberry Core’dininations card stock. I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it to the same length of the card and used the Chevron Border punch along one edge. I trimmed it so it has a 1/8″ border on each edge. I repeated this so I have two strips. I then turned one around and intertwined them (as shown).
I took a piece of Whisper White card and stamped it with the I Love Lace stamp using Versamark and then applied gold embossing powder and heat set it. Once touch dry, I punched the flowers using the Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents flower punches. I sponged the edges with the coordinating ink pads.
The leaves were die cut from the Flower Fair Framelits!
I added the flowers, leaves , sequins and twine with glue dots. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings Stamp set, a FREE Hostess item with any order (workshop or party) to the value of $300 as well as the Hostess dollars earned.
Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card also. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but see how I added a little of the I Love Lace along the bottom? It just ties all the elements together!!!!!
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I used the Petite Purse die to cut out an Island Indigo purse, then used Versamark ink and the I Love Lace stamp, before covering with gold embossing powder and heat setting. I attached the handle with gold brads and the petal in the same way.
Well here is another small project, an A6 card box!
although this time, I made a box for the cards to go in to. This would make a quick and easy gift, along with a few cards to give to someone.
I started with an A4 piece of card and trimmed it to 29.7 x 20cm. I scored the short side at 2cm, then rotate to the long edge and score at 2, 14, 16, 28cm. Along the bottom edge (shown above), cut up each of the scorelines to the 2cm line. I used the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to create the 1/2 circle at the top.
Here is a close up of the decorating (same techniques as the card)!
You have come to my blog from Christine Gibbins, so let’s keep this blog hop hopping along. Next up we have Judy May.
Thank you for visiting today and don’t forget to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the Holiday or Annual catalogue, or to chat about joining the amazingly talented Art With Heart team.
Be sure to leave a comment on each demonstrators blog to let them know what you think and that you have hopped on by!
Many thanks for hopping by and happy crafting,
Below is the full list of ladies taking part in today’s blog hop in case you find a broken link along the way!
Kate Morgan (that’s me!)