Embellishments: retired White Ribbon and Silver Twine
This stamp set and the coordinating dies are lovely, and so versatile; they can be used to create cards for so many occasions; Christmas, birthday, wedding, sympathy, get well or congratulations. They were introduced in the 2018 Holiday catalogue, but have been carried over, so are still available.
If you’re in Australia, I’d love to be your demonstrator and you can purchase the products listed above in my online store. The link is in the “Shopping” pull down menu in the Header at the top of this page. You can always contact me if you need any help.
Last weekend I held a card day to introduce local members of a group called The Compassionate Friends (TCF) to papercrafting with Stampin’ Up! There were 4 ladies who were new to card making and to Stampin’ Up! as well as a couple of seasoned cardmakers.
TCF is a worldwide family of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents offering support and friendship to each other. It began in the UK in 1969 and the ACT and Queanbeyan chapter has been operating since 1991. Its symbol is a butterfly.
For more information about the organisation click here
I created 2 cards for the class. The first used the Butterfly Gala Bundle, which I thought was very appropriate for the group. The second was a floral birthday card, using the Beautiful Day stamp set, which I thought would have wide appeal.
Below is a photo of the cards made on the day. It was very interesting that, although everyone had the same pieces of cardstock, ink and stamps, there were many variations of the original cards. The ladies enjoyed the day and I will hold more days in the future.
Stamp sets: Butterfly Gala, Beautiful Day
Colours: White, Black, Grapefruit Grove, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
DSP : Botanical Butterfly (free during SaleABration)
Tools: Swirls & Curls TIEF, Butterfly Duet Punch
Embellishments: Organdy Ribbon (free during SaleABration) , clear Rhinestones.
Thanks for sharing your Saturday with me. I hope you liked my cards. If you live in the Canberra region and you’d like to share a card day with some friends, click on the Contact Me button at the very top of this page and I’ll organise to bring a class/party to you. Have a great weekend and come back soon.
Thanks for joining me this afternoon. I have another fancy fold card to share with you today. It is a couple of months from my 30th wedding anniversary. My team had a get together last weekend and I led a project, showing them how to make an arrow card. This fold is easier to make than it looks. We had lots of fun, as we always do. I forgot to photograph their creations.
I decided to make the card for my husband for our anniversary. Unfortunately, I made it from almost entirely retired product, so even though I think it is lovely, these products are no longer available. However, there are plenty of gorgeous products available at the moment, just take a look at the catalogues in the righthand side bar.
The above pic shows how the card looks flat. I used 2018 SaleABration Designer Paper, 2018 gold & copper washi tape, Large Number Thinlit Dies and the coordinating Number of Years stamp set (all retired). The greetings were gold embossed and the numbers were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper. The pic below shows how it looks when standing.
I think the second pic gives a much better view of the card. I hope hubby likes it. And I hope you like it too. I’d love to hear what you think.
That’s it for now, hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
My name is Annette McMillan. I love to make cards and other papercraft projects and this is my place to share my creations and other information. I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canberra, Australia for over 10 years and papercrafting for 18 years or so. I run card making classes for all skill levels and can offer in-home demonstrations for you and your friends. I also sell cards which can be stock or on commission.