I’m truly sorry that yesterday’s blog missed it’s scheduled time by several hours! Normally I check each morning to make sure my blog posts when it should do. I had a bad start to the day yesterday, and forgot to check! Fortunately my day improved! I spent most of it making bookmarkers to send with the new Annual catalogue. I’m planning to post them on Friday. I CASE’d an idea that a member of the Stampin’ Up! team from head office, Brian Pilling, shared at OnStage last month. He showed how to make a simple tag that features cardstock in all five new In-Colours. Each year I try to send my customers something that shows the true colours, and this fits the bill brilliantly! If you’ve shopped with me in the last six months, I will automatically send you a new catalogue and a bookmarker. Are you interested in buying Stampin’ Up! products but don’t have a SU demonstrator? Email me your postal address, and I’ll be happy to put a catalogue, and a bookmarker, in the post to you. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen it was time for me to take a break, I made the third and fourth cards that came in the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit! I made the three pink flowery cards first. As I’ve said previously, I like to make my kit cards as Thank You cards. The Thank You stamp that is in the Hugs from Shelli PP Kit was too big for the size of the label provided. As an alternative I chose to use THANKS from the A Big Thank You Stamp Set, which is being carried forward.
There really wasn’t much to do to complete this card. After stamping the image, I added Dimensionals and adhered the sentiment to the card. I took some of the gorgeous pink thread, and wrapped it around the card three times. Using Tombow, I adhered the little bird trinket in the top left hand side of the sentiment. Then I was able to manouver the bow so it fitted just underneath the sentiment. The last card took a little bit longer to make. It was important to concentrate on the positioning. After I had stamped the THANK YOU on the large tag, I used it as a guide. I positioned it so I could draw pencil lines where the stamped flowers needed to be stamped. After I had removed the pencil marks, I reposition the sentiment and marked where the two ribbons needed to go, at both ends. I used Snail to hold them in place. The sentiment needed to be adhered over the ribbon, so I adhered Dimensionals along the top and the bottom.I adhered the die cut blue flowers as shown on the phamphlet, but omitted the Linen Thread, which looks as if it has been looped behind the flowers. There are very, very few techniques I don’t like in cardmaking, but this is one of them! My alternative was to tie a double bow and adhered it in the opposite corner. And that was all twelve cards finished, and I love them all. I’m not sure whether I should order another kit to make alternative cards, although time is a bit short for this; or to use the stamp set to make alternative cards!
I think probably the latter! That’s about it from me today. I wish you a wonderful Wednesday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Products used: please note that the Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit is only available until 31.05.19! Please click on any link to be taken to my 24/7 Online Stampin’ Up! shop.