Saturday, May 14, 2011

May Stamp Club: Strength & Hope

Hi Stampers,
As part of their Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the Strength & Hope Campaign, and will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  For more information about this organization, visit the BCRF website today.

This is the digital version....

In honor of this program, here are our May club projects...

The card measures 3x6 when folded and is cut from a piece of 12x12 cardstock.  Cut cardstock to 3x12 and fold in half.  It will fit in a "bill paying" envelope.  You can get 4 cards from one sheet of 12x12 cardstsock or 48 cards from a whole pack.  The idea for this card came from Stampin' Success, a rubber stamping magazine Stampin' Up! sends to its demonstrators each month. Supplies used:  Strength & Hope stamp set; Baseful Blue and Whisper White cardstock (cut to 2 3/4 x 4 1/2);  Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue and Rose Red Classic Ink; Blushing Bride Stitched-Poly Ribbon. 

This is a Butterfly Easel Card.  It stands up by itself. 

 Here's what the "easel" will look like from the side...

We all know people who have been touched by some form of cancer.  As stampers, we really can make a difference in the lives of others by sending hand-stamped notes of love and encouragement to people who have been touched by this horrible disease.  Don't forget to send encouraging notes to the caregivers--they need encouraging too!  Supplies for butterfly card:  Friends 24-7 stamp set; Blushing Bride, Whisper White cardstock; Blushing Bride and Concord Crush Classic Ink; Stampin' Dimensionals; 1" Circle Punch.  Bye for now, Maria

Friday, May 13, 2011

Club Card Swaps

Rubber Duckies on the Delaware Stamp Club has some very talented members.  They should start their own blogs or even sign up to be demonstrators!  Until they do, here are more of their gorgeous cards!!!

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Happy Rubber Stamping & Card Making!

My bliss is spending time with family and friends rubber stamping and making cards.  Some of the following items are retired.  Some of these stamps and accessories are not even from Stampin' Up!, but I wanted to share them with you anyway.  Hope you enjoy them!

The silk flowers on the above card are from the floral section of the craft store.  Most silk flowers can be pulled off the stems, and will lay flat on your cards. 

This card is inside a vellum envelope, which is hand made.  Don't cover up your creations inside a boring white envelope.  Give the postal service something to look at.   

The flowers are attached to a "belly band" that wraps around the entire card.  To open the card, slide off the "belly band."

I did not stamp the happy hello crab card.  I received this in a card swap at convention.  One time when my mom was grumpy (she's never usually like that), I sent her this card with the words "feeling crabby?" on the inside.  It has become a joke between the two of us.  We keep remounting the "crab front" onto another card base to resend it at another time. 

 This flower card was a sent of note cards (Anna Griffin) that a friend of mine gave me for Christmas one year.  They also came with vellum envelopes too--I didn't have to make them!  Well, I couldn't leave them un-stamped!  I added a stamp tag and ribbon. 

This card is using some DSP that had a silver foiled/metallic sheen to it.  It did not photo well.  Here's the inside...

Thanks for stopping by!  Bye for now, Maria