Tuesday, February 10, 2015

January Stamp Club Cards

Don't you just love this guy? He actually reminds me of my friend Bethany's husband, Peter.  Same beard and I can see him wearing the hat.  I found this card on Pinterest click here . It was made by another Stampin Up! demonstrator.  I only changed a couple of things from the original.  I like both of them and it was fairly easy to make. For most people the hardest part would have been cutting out the woodsman, but I stamped 20 of them on white cardstock and then cut them all out at once with the machine my awesome husband gave me for Christmas. It's the Brother Scan N Cut, and does really cool things.  Doing just this one thing alone was enough for me.  I love the way stamped images look when they're cut out and popped up, but I really don't like cutting things out.  This solved that problem for me.

This was my 2nd favorite card.  It's very simple, but I love all of the elements.  We had fun making them, but there was a lot of frustration also with getting the word out of the die.  About a week later I found a really cool video tutorial that showed a simple way to take care of it. Run the die through your Big Shot machine with your cardstock, then run it through again, this time on top of a fabric softener sheet that has been folded in half. It was amazing!  The fabric softener sheet grabs the cardstock right out of the die.   The only stamping on this card is the butterflies in the background. They are a stamp from the Perpetual Birthday stamp set. I can't remember right now where I found the original, so I apologize to you, but I'm sure I found it on Pinterest also.

This card is made with patterned paper from the same pack that I used for my shadow box in my original post, and a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  From now through March 31, 2015, you can get this set (or one of many others) for free with a $50 Stampin Up order.  Check it out on my website here: click here .  This is a 3-step stamp set and makes beautiful flowers.  The name of the set is Lotus Blossom and I found it on Pinterest here.

This was our 4th card for the night.  Again, same paper pack as the other card and the shadow box.  The butterfly is made with the new Butterflies thinlits dies from the spring catalog. There are 3 sizes of butterflies to chose from and they are all beautiful. I found this one on Pinterest also, here.

So, do you see a theme here?  I don't have very much time for stamping, and creating my own cards usually takes much more time than I have.  I love Pinterest and am very grateful for all of the people who post their wonderful ideas there.

Happy stamping!

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