Happy to be here…Loooong week last week. So long, thought it would never end. The news of our country truly played on me. I am so sad of what is going on. All I can say is VOTE. This is not about politics, this is about right and wrong. My heart aches for so many. We have been hit hard here in our household, yes, we press on. I know everyone is different but making cards, sewing and cooking are my godsend. I am blessed with a dog and several cats, they truly give unending love.
Love this set! The stamp set and all the fun. The first photo shows chocolate nuggets wrapped with the Designer series paper. The cups are mini…yes small. They are sold in the 2020 Mini catalog. The tray is too….simple but fun!
The big day is here! Hurray! We hope everyone has a great World Card Making Day!. And remember, once we finish creating our beautiful cards, let’s all be sure to send them off with a handwritten message to brighten someone’s day! In fact, Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 goal is to give away 60,000 cards worldwide, so if I and all demonstrators send at least two cards to someone who could use a little sunshine, we can easily reach and even exceed that goal.
To extend one more challenge, should you choose to accept it. That is—give one of your handmade cards to a professional to show appreciation for their hard work. That person could be a store clerk, an animal shelter worker, a nurse—or the UPS delivery person. Are you in? Let’s smash that 60,000 goal! #makeacardsendacard
Measurement suggestion for inch-users:
On Thank You card:
• Card base: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2 • White layer: 4” x 5-1/4”
To note: Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer #152392 supports both imperial and metric measurements.
In colors only last two years…these are for 2020-2022, Love them! The Ink, the Markers, the Paper and it all matches and makes it fun to create.
I take the precut cards and put another piece of matching Card Stock to give a nice border. I get these ready to go, make a card quickly. Take a base you make from a 5-/2 x 8-1/2 cardstock, score at 4-1/4″….wala, a card base with this and you are half done with a lovely card. Simple and Easy but looks great!
Since March 2020, this time of Pademic, I have made lots of cards..lots. Yes, I have not shared them here cause I have not been able to without internet. We now have internet and seems to work much better. I am thankful to bring joy to others by giving cards to brighten ones day.
To be thought of…greatest gift, Ever!
So, just paper…yes the above cards are on their sides…but flowers still look good.
Flowers, no matter the season, bring joy. It is 10:00 am here now and so dark, very dark outside. Yikes, think of those who can not get out, the window and outside is their go to….so make a card…give a card. Create Joy Give Joy!!!
YES, stamping is messy…that is the fun… I do not have a special area for stamping, I have supplies in baskets and totes, it works. Yes, I have to haul it out, than put it back to store but that is OK. Our house is tiny. Only 2 bedrooms, one bath. We have a big basement and it truly helps…but I have health issues and sometimes I can not do the steps. The steps are good exercise, I look forward to going to the basement, but somedays my body does not like me.
Oh my, love this paper. Actually it is a get but you can buy refills and I am planning to do so. My favorite stampin up ink is Night of Navy. Yes, Night of Navy, I use it for my wording, designs and background. Night of Navy is my go to color. I always have something ready to send or give.
Boho Indigo is the stamp set and I love it. I did find out the sentiments do not work well with the frames that came pre gilded with gold edging. Goofy. So I pulled out other stamps that I have. Paper Pumpkin stamp sets are another Go To.
As you can see, everything simple, Night of Navy Ink, matching DSP (Designer Series Paper) and simple quick ready to go.
Leaves are always a go to on a card….yep, green and blue.
so I am creating I will show the results soon….Yes, I will be more faithful in this blog and share. I am trying to get out a funk…..these days are hard on everyone.
NOTE, my dealings in the last few days. When I see someone in the store not wearing a mask, it cuts me like a knife. Yes, Michigan has a mandate to wear maks but people don’t. I was in the grocery store the other day, a lady had no mask, a clerk came up and said “I have a mask for you to wear” the lady flat out said ” I do not need wear one”…. In Michigan, the store can be fined $250.00 for patrons not wearing masks. This lady flat out said, No, I do not need to wear. I went to check out with my two items, with much more shopping to do. I was disgusted.
This is what it looks like closed….. I will be making more, this is for a special Lady in Colorado. I am getting back into my machine embroidery. I have two beautiful 15 needle machines that have been calling me for a long time.
Check out my Etsy shop for other masks….sadly, looks like we will be using them for quite a while.
Thanks for checking on me…..yes, I am still paper crafting and sewing. My joints and body are happy dancing now that the humidity is gone. I am busy cleaning basement when I can cause after 30 years here in the same local, it has to much stuff…. My body is failing so my time clock is racing.