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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mother's Day!

Ok my friends, here is the challenge. Make two cards for Mother's Day. One for your Mom and one for your Mother-In-Law. Now, if you're like me and your Mom is no longer living, send your cards to someone who is "like a Mom" to you! They won't be expecting it, and you'll really impress them.
I have the perfect card to send to your "Mom". See the instructions below. Have fun, change up the paper...use you're creative...and have fun!

Heartfelt Thanks Flower Card (Many Layers)


Certainly Celery: 8 ½ x 11 cut horizontally and fold to make 5 ½ x 4 ¼ card (2)
So Saffron: 8 ½ x 11 cut horizontally and fold to make 5 ½ x 4 ¼ card (2)
Sahara Sand: 4 ¾ x 1 ½ (4); 3 ¼ x 2 ¾ (4); 3 x 1 ½ (4)
Bashful Blue: 2 7/8 x 1 3/8 (4)
Whisper White: 2 ¾ x 1 ¼ (4)
DS Delicate Dots Pattern Paper: 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 (4); 4 5/8 x1 3/8 (4)

Stamp Set:

Heartfelt Thanks, All Year Cheer, Noteworthy


Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (2) and Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (2): 6 inches for each card; Pretty In Pink & Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Markers

Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, So Saffron

1. Fold card in half.
2. Cut cardstock and pattern paper as directed above.
3. Glue Pattern Paper on 4 ¾ x 1 ½ & 3 ¼ x 2 ¾ Sahara Sand.
4. Glue Bashful Blue to 3 x 1 ½ Sahara Sand.
5. Color stamp using markers. Use Pretty in Pink for flower & Certainly Celery for stem. Huff on stamp after coloring to wet ink. Stamp on Whisper White. Glue to Bashful Blue.
6. Tie ribbon around 4 ¾ x 1 ½ piece. Trim ends.
7. Glue 3 ½ x 2 ¾ piece to card front on right side. Glue 4 ¾ x 1 ½ piece on top as shown in picture. Glue the last piece on top.
8. Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day or Thank You” to inside of card if desired.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another April Stamp Camp Sneak Peak!!

It's Spring Break for some of the schools, and I want to remind you about stamp camp next week. Don't forget to call and let me know which day you'll be coming. The sneak peak projects are for Wednesday, April 15th. I haven't seen what Nancy is doing for Tuesday. It will be a real surprise for me! Both camps are at my house, so, just call me to let me know if you're coming. Since this is Spring Break week (even though most of us have to work), I thought it would be nice to show you one of the Spring cards that we'll be making at the camp. It has a different fold and I'll show you how to do it that night. I thought it would be appropriate for male or females and I hope you think so, too! Take care and happy stamping!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sneak Peak!

If you've never been to Stamp Camp, you just have to come and play with us. Do you remember how summer camp used to be? Well, Stamp Camp is very similar! We gather around a large table, talk, eat chocolate and complete beautiful projects. I hope you decide to join us. Just so you know, you really don't need to bring anything but yourself, but, if you're like me, and have a favorite pair of scissors, or you have an adhesive that you prefer, bring them to camp. By the way, above is another sneak peak into our projects that we're going to complete. I can't wait to see you!