Here’s a great way for those who aren’t crafty to impress your friends!! Stampin’ Up! have partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and have created a great set of 10 pre-made cards for you to purchase and impress your friends with!!
For $19 you will receive 10 cards, 5 birthday and 5 thank you cards and 10 envelopes. $10 will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. To purchase, just click here and shop away!!
I hope you can support a great cause.
As you may know, I work with my fabulous sister, Sue, on a series of Christian Women’s conferences called She is.. You can check out the website here for this year’s dates! Each year, we have a different theme, and this year’s theme is Hope.
We also work hard to make sure the decorations are beautiful and make the ladies feel special. So, I have been madly making roses for our table decorations. Luckily, Stampin’ Up! have made this easy (or should I say easier!!) by bringing out the Spiral Roses die. So far, I’ve made 200 roses but I’ve still got about 400 to go!! The things we do for Love!!
Our first conference was at Biloela, just last weekend. I didn’t get to go but I got the girls to take a picture of my roses. My sister and my mum painted lots of jars and they look so pretty!!
So I cut out lots of roses using the spiral roses die in every shade of pink that Stampin’ Up! has. I then used the bone folder to break the fibers of the card stock and make it easier to roll the flower. I use a pair of tweezers to start off rolling the flower but I take it out part the way through otherwise you tend to roll it too tightly. I found that if I rolled them and left it for a day before sticking the base down, I got a nicer rose. Otherwise I got a few rosebuds!! To stick the base, I put a strip of sticky strip as it holds really well. I found glue to be messy and took too long to stick, and snail just doesn’t hold enough.
I used the Blossom punch to create the petals. I then used the bone folder to curl the petals. I punched a small hole in the middle so that the stem of florist wire could be poked through and then hot glued it all together.
Repeat 600 times and I’m done!!
Finally!! The Australian market is getting Photopolymer stamps!!! They will be in the next main catalogue which is out on 1 July. But so we can get a taste of it, Stampin’ Up! have released 2 special sets for the month of May to give us a taste.
Click on here to go to my Specials page to see the fabulous stamps set you can get in Photopolymer. And then you can go to my online store, here, and purchase them!!
If you purchase the 2 sets, you will receive a free class! Yes, I said free!! I’ve just bought mine and it looks fabulous. Now I just need the sets to arrive in the post!!
Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! and the lovely Shannon West, showing how they work.
I love making cards which have a bit of a twist. I especially love a good easel card!! I love the “wow” factor when you show someone and they realise that it’s not just a flat card but something a bit unusual.
At stamp club this month, I wanted to showcase one of the new stamp sets in the Occasional Catalogue, So Very Grateful. I think this is such a cute set and I love being able to colour the flowers.
I found a cute card on Pinterest, by Julie Davison and she has a great video on how to make this card. Check it out here.
I really like the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. I think these are a great option for card making.
So here is my card.
I also did a second one using a different DSP.
If you would like to order any of the items used to make this card, click on the links below and it will take you to my online store. If you would like to make this in a workshop, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0408 193 792.