Have you used them yet? They are awesome! Cute images and phrases with no mess! Even better, you can use the rub-on on not only paper but on other smooth surfaces like wood (think picture frames), glass (home decor anyone?), photos (scrapbooking!), and more! Spend $20 on any product and get as many rub-on sets as you want for 20% off!
I will be flying to New York this Friday to attend my cousins wedding. I keep calling it a NY socialite wedding because it is at a fancy resort in upstate NY and I heard that they will each have 12 attendants in the ceremony.
It is a black tie affair and all that, so I figured I had to have an equally elegant card to give them. What started with a simple experiment to emboss the wedding dress turned into a card that is just about entirely embossed and I just LOVE IT!!! I kind of don’t want to give it away. 🙂 But I think it is perfect for them so it will be headed with me to NY. What do you think?
And don’t forget, when I get back from the wedding I will be drawing for my blog candy! Win a kit to make your own personalized cards! Plus, if you hop over to my friend Kally’s blog, you still have time to enter her blog candy too! She’s sending out 5 completed cards made by her and me, just for you! Check it out!
So, my dear friend Kally has been making cards with me for a while and then posting her creative genius on her personal blog. Recently she came up with the idea to do some blog candy – because really, who doesn’t like a give away? So, she is giving away 5 handmade cards that she and I will be making. To enter her blog candy, she asked folks to visit my site, pick their favorite card and then leave a comment on her site with the answer. Isn’t that sweet of her? Well, one of her great friends left me a comment and has inspired me to add on an additional blog candy!
The 5 card drawing will still be based off of her blog, but leave me a comment here with what your favorite type of creative project to make is and you’ll be entered in the bonus blog candy as well! Do you like cards? scrapbooking? 3D projects? something else?
So, what treat do I have in store for you? A small card kit! Thats right, I’ll send you the supplies and instructions to make a couple cards in the comfort of your own home. 🙂 I’ll randomly draw a winner monday,11/17 at 9am. Yes, you can win both so visit her site too! Look forward to hearing from you!
Because they are awesome and organize great events!
So, yesterday I went to a group meeting organized by my very distant upline (for those of you not familiar with the term, my upline is the person who recruited me to be a demonstrator). It was for everyone in her group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and their recruits. It was a day of stamping, swapping, sharing, and learning – and it was awesome! I met a ton of cool people and came away with some great ideas and some cool projects. I just had to share some of the neat stuff.
I also took a set of cards to swap with other demos at the event. I procrastinated terribly and didn’t end up starting to design the card until Friday night! However, after a couple hours of designing and constructing, I think I ended up with a pretty cute card. What do you think?
Last night was both a technique tuesday and a historic presidential election. So, we ended up combining the two events into an election watch party in the living room and technique tuesday in the dining room. 🙂 We had a small group but had fun trying out a few different ways to add texture and interest to your projects with embossing. I just had to share the cute cards we made.
The first card we made was a bit of traditional embossing. We stamped the Thinking of You image in versamark on the Chocolate Chip card stock and then embossed with gold embossing powder. We then stamped the sock monkey image straight onto whisper white and then I stamped the flower image using markers. Finally, we used the versamarker pen to color in the flower petals and embossed those with gold again. (I also couldn’t help myself and had to sponge the edges with more mustard and chocolate chip ink. Not sure I love the results but they aren’t bad either!)
The second card we made used embossing as a color resistor. We first stamped the flower images using versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then we were able to sponge on top with baja blue and pacific point inks to bring out the embossed flowers. Finally, we straight stamped the thank you image, punched it out, and used a dimensional to attach it to the card. Very quick and very fun.
Every first tuesday of the month I offer a technique class to give you a chance to try new things and learn more about some of the techniques you have seen in pictures or on samples. This month we will be trying out heat embossing.
With embossing, there are two methods – dry embossing and heat embossing.
- With dry embossing, you use some type of metal or plastic template with holes cut out. You place your paper over the template and then use a ball-tipped stylus to press your paper into the holes, creating a raised image in the shape of the template.
- With heat embossing, you stamp an image and then sprinkle the wet image with embossing powder. The embossing powder sticks to the wet ink and when you apply heat with a heat gun, melts into a raised image in the shape of the stamped image.
There are a few different ways you can use heat embossing, whether to create an elegant shape like what is commonly done for wedding invitations or to act as a color resist when adding more stamps or ink to your paper. Join us Tuesday Nov. 4 at 7pm to try it out for yourself. Cost -$5. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
So, tonight is part 2 of our holiday stamp-a-stack. It should be a laid back evening where folks can leisurely finish up their cards and have the chance to play with any of my supplies. Tonight is also when I hand out the door prize! The door prize for tonight is a box to hold all of the cards and envelopes we made! I was taking a guess on some of the measurements but after I had it complete it looks like it is exactly the right size! I made it more generic so it is useful not only for the holiday cards but to also store any cards made in the future. So, without further ado, here is the prize:
This box is 4.5″ wide x 6″ long x 3″ tall. It takes two 12×12 sheets of paper to make plus any accessories you want to make it look neat. In my case, I used ribbon, dazzling diamonds giltter, the enjoy every moment stamp set, and the BigShot with the TopNote die. If you are interested in the template to make this, leave me a note and I’ll get it posted. 🙂
Check out my calendar of upcoming events to join in the fun and possibly win your own door prize!
So, a couple weeks back I participated in a card swap based on the Stampin’ Up! 2008 Holiday Mini catalog. It was myself and 9 other SU demonstrators designing cards using the new stamp sets from the Holiday Mini and then mailing them in to one person who would then mail back one of each design to the participants.
I chose to use the Eat, Drink, and be Scary stamp set for my design. Everyone else used a different set from the catalog. Now I’ve heard that the cards were mailed out last Saturday so I’m racing to my mailbox every day hoping they will show up. I love seeing what other people come up with and new ways to layout cards or use the stamp sets. Anyway, I thought I would share the card I sent in. Oh I’m so excited! 🙂
What a great weekend! The weather was great, and the company was fantastic. We had a small group of ladies come over for a mega-holiday card making event. I am always so impressed to see the creativity that comes out of peoples at these events! We had a bit of a late start and so most folks didn’t make it through all of their cards, so we are having Card Day-part 2 this wednesday night! 🙂 Looking forward to it!
Also this weekend, my mom came down and brought her BigShot and tons of great ideas! So we spent Sunday playing around with the BigShot and watercoloring and I can’t wait to get some of the samples up online to share. Unfortunately, my camera was missing its memory card this morning so I have to wait until tonight to take the pictures. However, in the mean time, here is a card I made to thank the ladies that placed orders recently. It is a quick and easy card to make (seriously, these are 5 min or less cards) and use the Wow Flowers stamp set that goes with your Flower Power Simply Sent card elements kit.
Ok, so in my last couple posts, I’ve shown a bunch of different designs 5 of which be the set we do at the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack this saturday (space still available, email me to join!). I’ve also mentioned offering a card kit for those folks who can’t attend the workshop this weekend since I know lots of folks are busy or live further away.
After reviewing the cards we are doing at the workshop, I realized that one of the cards (the Seasons Greetings glittery trees) is a bit hard to do in a kit unless you have some specific supplies at home already. So, I’m changing up a little the designs for the kit. The following are the default cards for the DIY kit. However, if you have a favorite card that isn’t in the set, just let me know and we can look at swapping it in.
Kit includes: precut paper, envelopes, accessories, and instructions. Cost – $20 plus free shipping.
Email me at email@example.com to order your kit today!