Stampin Up offers a few different choices when it comes to card kits. They have Dude, You’re Welcome (for men), Hip Hip Hooray, Greeting You Simply and Happenings Simply. Another kit they offer is called Everyday Occasions. This kit has enough supplies to make 20 different cards. The kit includes everything you need to make the cards except adhesive. It has stamps, envelopes, cardstock embellishments and ink. It is a great kit for the beginner stamper as well as the experienced stamper. The kit includes full color directions to make each card. It would make an awesome gift for someone who wants to learn.
I think it is going to be a long winter for me. It is only December and I have had enough already. I am dreaming of going to Florida, walking the beach, and picking up shells. I want to feel sunshine and warmth and not this cold, dreary weather we have up North.
I made this card using the By The Seashore stamp set. It reminds me of warm weather. It reminds me of Florida. Luckily I will be going there at the end of January for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference. Until then, I can only dream about it and stay inside!
Here is a quick and easy card using a brand new stamp set that will in the 2015 Occasions Catalog. It is a Photopolymer Stamp Set which is the perfect material for two step stamping because you can see exactly where you want to stamp. There are 13 stamps in this set. They include three sentiments (one of which is used on this card), flowers, stems, leaves, lines and circles.
The Occasions Catalog comes out January 6th along with the new 2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog. That means for every $50 you spend you can pick one item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for Free! Free is always awesome!
This year we decided to do something different for our Club meeting in December. We wanted to do a Christmas Card Swap. Everyone would make a card to exchange with each person in the Club. It was lots of fun and the ladies did an awesome job on their cards.
Aren’t they all awesome?
I will be showing you the others in a couple of days!
I have done a couple of workshops the last couple of weeks. The thing with workshops is you need to design a card that doesn’t take a lot of time to make. When there are 8 or 10 people trying to all make a cards, it can sometimes take a while. This is one of the cards we made. It uses the Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch. This set has 19 different stamps in it. Most of the stamps are different flowers but it also has some leaves and a couple of sentiments.
I also introduced the Texture Boutique Machine. This machine uses Embossing Folders to emboss beautiful designs into your cardstock. It is smaller than the Big Shot but embosses just as well. In this case we used the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I think it gives the card a little elegance.
This is a sneak peek of a stamp set that will be available in the 2015 Sale-A-Bration catalog. You can get this stamp set free with a $50 purchase beginning January 6th. Let me tell you that this picture does not do it justice. The flower is actually made from a THREE step stamp. Stampin’ Up! has a lot of two step stamping set but this one has three. The stamp set is Photopolymer so you can line up each stamp perfectly. You are going to love the Sale-A-Bration catalog this year. It has a number of stamp sets, Designer Series Paper that is gorgeous, ribbons and buttons and one of the best things is you can get a free set of Blendabilites with a $50 purchase!
If you would like a Sale-A-Bration catalog just send me an email! Don’t forget the new Occasions Catalog comes out in January too!