Today's group starts out with a card made by Robin Messenheimer. She used the Cheerful Treat DSP, which is one of the exclusive hostess items you can get when you hold a workshop or a book party of at least $150. I just love the bright colors in this paper! Robin added two kinds of ribbon - Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon and Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon layered onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock that was punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch. (The saying is no longer available. It's from a stamp set called Happy Greetings that was available in the last mini catalog.)
Next up is a monochromatic card made by Tory Bray using My Friend. The colors are Calypso Coral and Basic Black. The Eyelet Border Punch at the bottom gives a little added interest, as do the Basic Pearls under the saying and the black ribbon at the top.
Here's another Pennant Parade card. This one was made by Shari Dudek. I just love how versatile this stamp set is! And the Basic Rhinestones on the tree are just right. She used 3, which is more pleasing to your eye because it's an odd number. All of the extra cardstock layers make this card a standout!This card by Donna Baker uses the Inspired by Nature stamp set. She added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flower to make it pop. So what's so special about this card, you might ask?...
The unique way that it opens! What a fun surprise!
Oh yes, I thought I should show you my card. It's also a monochromatic card made with Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake cardstock. I used the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die and ran each flower layer through a different Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. (In case you can't tell, I used the Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polka Dots, and Finial Press folders.) The saying is from Perfect Punches and is punched out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch. I also used the Neutrals Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, Antique Brads, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, and sponges.So over the past few days I've shown you about 15 card samples. Now don't tell me you don't have any ideas on what to stamp! I hope you've enjoyed seeing these cards. It was so much fun to meet all of these ladies in person. I'm sure we'll keep in touch via e-mail and the Yahoo Groups we're on! This is just another one of those great perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. You meet so many wonderful people and create lasting friendships. If you'd like to be a part of the fun, contact me and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have!
Until next time...