Hello stampers and happy Thursday. It feels a bit strange to say that because lately I have been blogging only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Today I am going to show you how to make that gorgeous Country Club teepee card that I was talking about on Monday. Let’s take a look!
Country Club Teepee Card
This card is so striking to look at and it really makes you proud to give it to someone simply because it is so different. The best thing is that it isn’t difficult to make.
I was planning to write out all the directions, but my back is still killing me and too much sitting is not good at all. You can get the complete directions if you order from me this month as this card is part of the Demo Design Dream Team tutorial (how is that for a mouthful?) If you belong to my team or to my training group, you get this tutorial as a free perk. You can also check out this blog post for instructions and a video.
Thanks so much for joining me today and for taking part in my first ever Mega Facebook Party and auction yesterday. It was a LOT of fun. If you missed it, you can still see the videos on my Pampered Stamper page. We used a Double Wonder template to make fantastic cards. You can find the template here on Julie Davison’s blog as well as the story behind it. I hope to share some of my cards on Friday. Don’t forget to order your favourite retiring items including the supplies for today’s card. If you wait too long you might be disappointed, so if you live in Canada feel free to click on the items in the product list and shop online with me. I truly appreciate your business! Have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I am late with this blog post but I had to say goodbye to Rachel this morning and that was hard! Today I am combining Country Club paper with Do the Impossible stamp set for some quick and easy masculine cards.
Each year we are excited to see what the new catalog will bring, but that also means that there will be a lengthy retiring list of products. If you are new to StampinUp! you are probably wondering what the heck this even means. It means that Stampin’Up! is constantly trying to keep its offerings fresh, both in colour and style. Certain products are “retired”, that means they will no longer be available for purchase. Once the list is posted, these items are only available while supplies last. Today I am going to show you a few of my favourites that I think you should really have.
Country Club Suite
This card was made using strips of Country Club paper that are 5 1/2″ long. You can overlap them to emphasize one pattern over another. What a great way to use up your scraps! #loveitchopit
Do you know what the biggest surprise with this card was? The gold element just popped out of the delicate framelit with absolutely no poking at all! Yes, you can give this card to someone who doesn’t golf at all, it’s just a great, attractive card.
Do you see the image in this card? It is NOT a stamp. It is the paper with lots of images that you can colour. I used the rectangle stitched framelits to cut it out.
Do The Impossible
This is another great stamp set that is perfectly suited for colouring. It also pairs very well with the country club paper. I stamped the image in memento black on shimmery white paper and coloured it with Blends.
This last card with Do The Impossible also uses shimmery white cardstock but I used an aqua painter and blueberry bushel ink to do a watercolour wash across the top giving the impression of a lake in the background.
Better Late than Never
It is now ten pm, so I am going to wrap up this blog post with no further niceties. Be sure to read my newsletter for some fun stuff happening on Wednesday or read about it on my business Facebook page. If you want to see my favourite Country Club card ever, check out this blog post from a while back. Guess what? I just see that I have never blogged about this amazing card so I will share it with you on Wednesday. Sleep well my friends!
Hello stampers and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. I’m not sure that everyone is in a celebratory mood, but here the sun is shining, I have a warm home with food, clothes and LOTS of paper, stamps and ink and a long to do list, so life is good. The key is to try to focus on the positive, to not immerse yourself in too much media and to do your part in keeping everyone healthy. Precaution is crucial. In the meantime, on a lighter note, here is a fun card that you can make with the Heartfelt stamp set.
Heartfelt for St. Patrick’s Day
It really is quite fun to see what you can do with your stamparatus simply by giving your square piece of paper a quarter turn each time before you stamp. Sound like Greek to you? No worries, just watch my video. Here is the card.
A Word For Everything
That is the name of the stamp set I used for the sayings on this card and it would be a fantastic choice for your free bonus stamp set when you get the starter kit. Seriously, this is the best time ever to get this kit. With everyone needing to practice social distancing, it sure helps to have a box full of amazing stamping supplies to help pass the time and keep your focus on creativity instead of the dark rabbit hole of “what if”.
I made the inside shamrock with four heart shaped punchies from Clubhouse designer series paper. The stem for the shamrock was created with the heart punch and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. The video will show you how it was done. Here is another great card using the Heartfelt stamp set and heart punch. I have made one with the Clubhouse paper but I see that I haven’t yet blogged about it. It is available in the March tutorial that you get for free with a $50 order!
Video Tutorial plus Some Great Kits
Here is the video I did for a daily Facebook live. At the end of the video I show some kits that could be great for anyone needing some creative things to do now that we are having to make our own fun at home!
I have two extra Paper Pumpkin kits that are available for anyone local wishing to participate in the online live kid’s class on Saturday at 10am EST. Message me if you are interested.
Thanks ever so much for joining me today and also for watching my Facebook lives. Please do share these so that more people get a meaningful, positive distraction from the troubles in the world right now. Creativity is great for mental health and social connection. The best deal right now is of course the starter kit, you can start that process by clicking here. I hope you stay safe and healthy and have a super day.