I hope all is going wonderfully during this ever so busy time of the year. I know I've been busy, busy. Volunteering at the school, Fall Fest, sick kids, Cub Scouts, sewer work, kids selling cookies, kids selling popcorn, it just goes on and on. Uh, yes, I said sewer work. I helped with the surveying and laying some of the pipe. But it's not done yet so there is no telling what else I'll be doing! Yikes! So I've been contemplating how to get caught up and back into the swing of things here on my blog. I have lots of cards to show you but as things move so quickly in the Stampin' Up! world some have become "outdated".
But as you know I'm not afraid of outdated. The problem comes in when you the reader doesn't know that it's retired and wants to get it. So after worrying about that for awhile, I have just decided to post all of them anyway. Many of the cards I make can be done in lots of different colors and styles. And since a lot of the cards are from the Stampin' Up! catalogs and CASE'd from different places it would be great to change them up a little anyway to make it your own!
Sooooooo, I am going to start posting the cards. I will always include the information about where I got the idea. Hopefully I haven't waited so long that I have forgotten.
After I get caught back up I will start putting the card recipes back in. But if you have ANY questions send me a note and I'll get you the info you need.
So about the card in this post. I used one of our retired card kits to make this card. The instructions come with the card kit. I've made this exact card before but this time I stepped it up by using one of Stampin' Up!'s new punches. Sometimes the little things make a big difference.
By the way, please forgive the lighting problems in the upcoming pictures. I've been having…uh…let's just say issues.
Check back soon…really…I mean it this time.
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P.S. My workshop looks the same as it did last month. It had to get in line behind that silly sewer line. And you know, that's one of the reasons I love Stampin' Up! so much. It's always there for you. It's ready when you are and it fits into your life just the way you need it to!
OK The very first thing I want to do is apologize for the horrible lighting on these cards. I tried to fix it I just didn’t know how. Everything I did made things worse. I promise to work on this issue.
Cross my heart!
There is not really a lot to say about these two cards because I just plain copied them. I followed the directions on the sheet that came with Simply Sent Card Elements Kit. Now how easy is that. Well I did add a little bling to the top card. I added a brad from the Filigree Assortment and a crystal from my stash. And the sentiment on both cards is from Birthday Whimsy. I use that Happy Birthday stamp a lot. I like it.
And that is it! You should try it. The kits are fabulously easy. You can find the Flower Power Card Elements Kit on page 176 of the 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book and Catalog.
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Don’t you just love the colors on this card? I made this card with one of the new Simply Sent Card Elements Kits in the new Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog. It’s called Flower Power. It comes with everything you need to make cards. It includes photos and instructions.You can also purchase the coordinating Wow Flowers stamp set. I think it’s just so …. happy.
Now I did not follow the instructions when I made this card. I really wanted to use my new scallop punch and I like to sew on my cards if I can. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was a little girl and I really enjoy it but don’t really have time to make anything so if I can sew on a card or scrapbook, I do. So ta-dah!
I hope you like it.
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Simply Sent Card Elements Kit (Flower Power), Circle Rhinestone brad, Earth Elements brad, scallop punch, 1/16" circle punch, sewing machine and thread.