This weekend I went to Bellingham, WA to visit my mom and attend her Christmas card stamp-a-stack. We made 3 cards each of four different designs using some of the new holiday stamps from Stampin’ Up! It ended up being a mother/daughter event with two other mother/daughter pairs plus a couple more ladies joining us. It was a lot of fun and neat to not only come away with 12 cards but also to get some new ideas on how to use some of the stamp sets. I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited by the Snow Swirled stamp set but … Read More
As promised, here are the samples for the event tomorrow. I actually made three and then picked two to cut materials for. Maybe I’ll do the extra card at a workshop in the future. 🙂 Card 1 Recipe: Stamps: Happiness Always Hostess set Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point Paper: Basic Black CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, Whisper White CS Accessories: — Card 2 Recipe: Stamps: Sock Monkey Ink: Chocolate chip, Basic black, Real Red, Summer Sun Paper: Ballet Blue CS, Chocolate chip CS, Very Vanilla CS, Bashful Banana CS Accessories: Aqua Pen, Stampin’ dimensionals, ticket corner punch The extra card Recipe: Stamps: … Read More
So, I’ve been spending the day stamping and cardmaking in honor of World Cardmaking Day. I’m visiting with my mom today for her Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. We made 4 different card styles (3 each) and they were pretty cute. I also made a couple samples for the World Cardmaking Day open house tomorrow. I’ll be posting pictures of the cards we are making tomorrow later this evening and will post my Christmas cards soon after. See you soon!
Finally, after the long move to Portland I am here and have gotten my computer back up and connected to the internet. Yay! I’m still unpacking all of my craft room stuff but I can’t wait to get my hands on my stampin stuff. I’ll have to get cracking because this weekend is my first Stampin’ Up! event here in Portland. World Cardmaking Day is a day for us to remember how nice it is to receive personalized notes from friends and family, and so take some time out to have fun creating cards to share. So, to get you … Read More
Here is another Christmas card I put together trying to use just a few pieces. The layout is not too complex but I just love how it turned out. The hardest thing about this card was making the bell gold and still have the bell’s ribbon red. I didn’t have a gold marker, so I cut a small circle out of an index card and used that to mask the Jingle all the Way stamp except for the bell. Then I inked it up with my gold Encore inkpad and removed the index card. At that point, I could go to … Read More
Next month I will be starting my Christmas card stack classes where you can add a personal touch to your holiday greetings by making your own christmas cards. In anticipation of this class, I’ve started trying out some different christmas designs. This was a very quick and simple card that gave me a chance to break out some of my new ribbon and complete a card with minimal supplies needed. Recipe: Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations Ink: Chocolate chip Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Whisper White CS, Bella Rose DSP Accessories: Ridinghood Red Taffeta ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals … Read More
Online ordering is finally here! Now you have the ultimate flexibility to get what you want when you want it. Whether you are trying to finish a project and realized you a bit short on something or you are inspired and don’t have time for a workshop, you can now go to http://stampingwithjennifer.stampinup.net and click the Shop Now button in the upper right hand corner. By accessing the online ordering catalog from my website , you will recieve: the lower catalog prices, minimal shipping, have the chance to earn Stampin’ Rewards! Workshops and parties are a great way to learn new techniques … Read More
For the first time, Stampin’ Up! has offered a 15% discount on brand new stamps when they first came out. One of the stamps on sale was Pocket Silhouettes and when I saw them, I thought they would be so versatile and I had to take advantage of the sale. Since it was one of the sets I kept out of the moving boxes, I decided to try them out on a couple cards. Both of these cards were simple designs and the vintage violet card was designed by accident. 🙂 I was trying to figure out what kind of design to make … Read More