Sincere Salutations

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Lilac Rose Thanks

Finally I’m finding a little bit of time to edit my card photos and post to my blog. You’d think School Holidays would give you more time but not around here and we’re only on day 2. I have a couple of cards and posts ready for the next few days and hopefully by then I would have found some time to create a little more.

As Stampin’ Up! are having their ‘two-step into fabulous July Promotion I’ve decided to create and share cards using some of these stamp sets. I actually have all the sets that are on special (I’m sure that doesn’t surprise some that know me….lol) but we’ll see how I go with time as to whether or not I can create something to share with each of them.

Seeing how the ‘Color Renovation’ is just around the corner I’m also going to use some retiring colours in these cards too. Make sure if there are any colours that are leaving us that you need to stock up then do so sooner rather than later as we have already run out of Close To Cocoa cardstock as well as Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP. There are many others on backorder already too but backorders can only be filled with stock that is already manufactured and is just needing to be shipped from the US to Australia.

I’ve used the ‘A Rose Is A Rose’ stamp set for this card from the July Promotion. The colours I’ve used for the Roses are Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac which are both leaving us and I’ve teamed them with Certainly Celery and Old Olive for the leaves, both of which are staying.

Supplies:
Stamp sets: A Rose Is A Rose, Sincere Salutations, Watercolor Vine Jumbo Wheel
Card: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbin, 1/2 Backed Very Vanilla Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Till next time….

Thoughts & Prayers

The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set can be used for more than just sympathy cards. Like any stamp set it’s all about the colours, layout and of course the sentiment you choose to use.

I originally made this card as one of my Convention swaps for 2009 but recently remade it for a Stamp-A-Stack class. Some of the ladies wanted Sympathy cards but not all and I thought the card was versatile enough to add whatever sentiment you wanted.

As you can see on this one I’ve stamped ‘Thanks So Much’ from the very useful set, Sincere Salutations. Some of ladies used ‘Thinking of You’ which is quite appropriate for a Sympathy card but could also be given or sent to someone you haven’t seen in a while. ‘Birthday Wishes’ was also heavily used.

When creating my Stamp-A-Stack cards, even though I usually keep the layout the same, I try to make sure you can alter the sentiment. After all who wants just Birthday cards all the time…..

My next Stamp-A-Stack class is being held on Tuesday 13th July at either 9:30am or 7:30pm. It is the second week of the school holidays and I don’t mind if you wish to come along and need to bring children as my 4 girls will all be here and love entertaining. Spaces are limited though so you will need to reserve your seat. You can do this by email or phone H: 02 9620 9092 or M: 0418 218 467 Cost of the class is $20 all inclusive or $15 if you bring your own adhesive.

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Polka Dots, Sincere Salutations
Card: Real Red, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Real Red & Kiwi Kiss* Stampin’ Write Markers (*Kiwi Kiss Marker made by removing colour from a marker and refilling with Kiwi Kiss reinker)
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots.

Till next time…..

Another Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #5 card

I’ve already shared 2 cards with you for Makeesha’s Sketch Challenge #5 here but after seeing Sarah-Jane’s gorgeous card (which you can check out here) she inspired me to make the card below which is for my best friends birthday tomorrow. I’m really hoping she doesn’t visit my blog before I pop over and see her tonight or I’ll have spoiled the surprise.

This is the sketch again from Makeesha

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Now I already knew my friend likes the Le Jardin Designer Series Paper (don’t forget this is on the retirement list) and she already has the Carte Postale Stamp set (which is also on the retirement list) so I decided to use those for her card and this is what I came up with.

Carte Postale 2

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Carte Postale, Sincere Salutations
Card: River Rock, So Saffron textured, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin Designer Series Paper
Ink: River Rock & So Saffron inkpads & markers.
Accessories: River Rock double-stitched ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.